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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   



Buducnost keep Dee Bost until 2015 - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost Podgorica have extended their cooperation with Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.). The guard is expected to play for the Montenegrin powerhouse through 2015. Dee Bost joined Buducnost at the start of the season. It was the first pro contract signature for the guard. Bost averaged 8.3 points, 1.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in Adriatic League. In EuroCup his stats read 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per appearance. Dee Bost also delivers 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the Montenegrin League. Dee Bost is the Mississippi State University graduate. He made it into All-SEC 1st Team in his senior season. The guard was also named into NABC Division I All-District 21 2nd Team in 2012.


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  ALGERIA   


CSMC triumphs in the league - by Eurobasket News

CSMC triumphs in the league as the team won the Final series against Groupe Sportif Petrolier 2-1. CSMC won the opener 63:54 but lost the second game. In Game 2 Groupe Sportif Petrolier managed to post 85:64 victory and tied the score. Due to decisive Game 3 65:54 victory CSMC became the top team of season 2012/2013. Last year Groupe Sportif Petrolier triumphed in the League.


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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Petron Blaze 17-3 
 2 Satria Muda 14-6 
 3 KL Dragons 11-8 
 4 Thailand S. 7-13 
 5 Singapore S. 7-13 
 6 Saigon H. 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

May. 8: Satria Muda - Saigon H. 82-68
May. 8: Petron Blaze - Thailand S. 78-61
May. 10: Satria Muda - Singapore S.
May. 11: Petron Blaze - Thailand S.



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  AUSTRIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darnell HINSON
  Oberwart
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Hinson, Oberwart20.8 
 2. Tiedeman, Wels19.7 
 3. Spasojevic, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Boxley, Oberwart19.5 
 5. Grum, Furstenfeld18.6 
 6. Shaw, Kapfenberg17.7 
 7. Dale, UBSC G.17.5 
 8. Richards, BC Vienna17.3 
 9. Kovacevic, St.Po.17.3 
 10. Gilchrese, UBSC G.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maurice PEARSON
  BC Vienna
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Pearson, BC Vienna8.7 
 2. Sanchez, Kapfenbe.8.2 
 3. Heard, Gussing8.1 
 4. Washington, Wels7.5 
 5. Hunt, Gussing7.3 
 6. Johnson, Oberwart7.1 
 7. Spasojevic, Arkadia6.9 
 8. Lamesic, Wels6.8 
 9. Speiser, St.Polten6.8 
 10. Kohlmaier, St.Pol.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ian BOYLAN
  BC Vienna
  (197-G/F-83)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Boylan, BC Vienna5.6 
 2. Klepeisz, Gussing4.8 
 3. Woods, Kapfenberg4.5 
 4. Lanegger, Klostern.4.3 
 5. Stazic, BC Vienna4.1 
 6. Tiedeman, Wels4.1 
 7. Farokhmanesh, Wels3.9 
 8. Danek, BC Vienna3.8 
 9. O''Neal, Furstenfeld3.5 
 10. Gilchrese, UBSC G.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric GILCHRESE
  UBSC G.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Gilchrese, UBSC G.2.4 
 2. Gonzalvez, Wels1.6 
 3. Hinson, Oberwart1.5 
 4. Arnold, Gmunden1.5 
 5. Ray, BC Vienna1.5 
 6. Boylan, BC Vienna1.4 
 7. O''Neal, Furstenfeld1.3 
 8. Dale, UBSC G.1.3 
 9. Farokhmanesh, Wels1.3 
 10. Koch, Gussing1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Blaz CRESNAR
  Furstenf.
  (214-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Cresnar, Furstenf.1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, BC Vi.1.1 
 3. Hunt, Gussing1.0 
 4. Bortolin, Arkadia1.0 
 5. Arnold, Gmunden0.8 
 6. Washington, Wels0.8 
 7. Gant, Oberwart0.8 
 8. Boxley, Oberwart0.7 
 9. Chappell, Klostern.0.7 
 10. Cox, Furstenfeld0.6 


A Bundesliga Round 4 of Semi-Finals. BC Vienna and Oberwart force deciders - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg - BC Vienna 68-85

BC Vienna overcame Kapfenberg to avoid elimination. The teams will now play decider on Sunday. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-68. 25 personal fouls committed by Kapfenberg Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Swingman Florian Trmal (193-89) fired 26 points for the winners. British power forward Ryan Richards (212-91, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 22 points. American forward Joe Dean Shaw (199-87, college: Nevada) produced 25 points and 5 rebounds and American-Mexican forward Mark Sanchez (201-87, college: Boise St., agency: Court Side) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Kapfenberg Bulls' coach rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
BC Vienna: F.Trmal 26+4reb, R.Richards 22+3reb+2ast, S.Ray 14+4reb+1ast, I.Boylan 8+9reb+8ast, S.Stazic 7+4reb+6ast, B.Danek 4+2ast
Kapfenberg: J.Dean Shaw 25+5reb+1ast, M.Sanchez 11+6reb+4ast, A.Woschank 8+1reb+1ast, D.Nelson 7+3reb+3ast, Q.Pryor 7+8reb+3ast, H.Opoku 4
gschID: 240538


Oberwart - Klosterneub. 60-54

Oberwart held off Klosterneuburg to force the decisive fifth game in the series. It looked good early as Xion Dukes took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Redwell Gunners Oberwart had a 19-9 second period charge getting the lead and Xion Dukes were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 54-60. Redwell Gunners Oberwart made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Xion Dukes turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Seamus Boxley (201-82, college: Portland St.) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican guard Richard Chaney (196-84, college: Troy) contributed with 7 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Bosnian power forward Ramiz Suljanovic (205-79) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and international point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90, agency: Two Points) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Xion Dukes. Xion Dukes' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Oberwart: S.Boxley 19+7reb+1ast, D.Hinson 10+1reb+2ast, H.Ochsenhofer 8+2reb+2ast, R.Chaney 7+8reb+2ast, H.Artner 7, D.Gant 5+3reb
Klosterneub.: J.Chappell 12+5reb+1ast, R.Suljanovic 11+11reb, K.Payton 10+2reb, M.Lanegger 9+7reb+2ast, C.Bobb 5+2reb, C.Nagler 4+2reb+4ast
gschID: 240537



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  BELARUS   


Tsmoki Minsk - Grodno (1 game ( 99-75) - by Valeryi Sobalevsky

the final of Belarus championship started in Minsk
Tsmoki Minsk hosted Grodno-93. Both teams won the semifinals 3-0 without any problems
Grodno-93 managed to win first quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Later Grodno-93 failed to do anything to stop the team from Minsk. Tsmoki showed better realization from 3 points line than Grodno (42% againsg 20%) and won game. final score 99-75
next game will play 10 may in Minsk

top scorers ( first game. 9may)
Tsmoki-Minsk: Pustahvar17 pts + 6 reb + 2 ast, Dzianis Korshuk (200-PF-78) 16 pts + 7 reb + 2 ast, Tierre Brown (188-G-79, college: McNeese St.) 15 pts + 5 reb + 3 ast
Grodno 93: Yury Mishukov (205-C-85) 21 pts + 7 reb, Kanstantin Yafremov (202-F-86, agency: Promotex) 20 pts + 7 reb



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  BELGIUM   

D2 Stats Leaders

Belgian League Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
1 Ilongo, Flerus 26.5
2 Delva, Tongeren 26.0
3 Van De Vondel 25.1
4 Delsaute, Sprimont 24.0
5 Westrol, Houthalen 23.2



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  BOSNIA   

Standings - BIH League

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

Second Stage: Round 10

May. 7: Bosna - Radnik B. 70-74
May. 8: Mladost - Siroki WWin 59-89
May. 7: Capljina - Igokea 38-100

Semi-Finals: Round 1

May. 10: Igokea - Bosna
May. 11: Siroki WWin - Mladost


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.23.8 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.6 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.20.5 
 4. Filipovic, Vogosca19.9 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.17.4 
 6. Hot, Vogosca17.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost16.4 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar16.0 
 9. Peljto, Spars S.15.9 
 10. Bjelica, Capljina14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.9.4 
 2. Goranovic, Radnik8.6 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.8.3 
 4. Josilo, Radnik B.7.6 
 5. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.0 
 6. Damjanovic, Servit.6.9 
 7. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.8 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna6.6 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik5.8 
 10. Bijelic, Mladost5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.1 
 2. Peljto, Spars S.6.2 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina5.1 
 4. Bakovic, Posusje4.8 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.4.7 
 6. Bjelica, Capljina4.3 
 7. Hodzic, Bosna4.3 
 8. Ivanic, Mladost4.1 
 9. Kastratovic, Varda3.8 
 10. Damjanovic, Servi.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hot, Vogosca2.6 
 2. Lovric, Posusje2.5 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 4. Bjelica, Capljina1.8 
 5. Kastratovic, Varda1.6 
 6. Peljto, Spars S.1.5 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.4 
 8. Bakovic, Posusje1.4 
 9. Borovcanin, Radnik1.4 
 10. Milosevic, Mladost1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.1 
 2. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 3. Loncarevic, Radnik0.5 
 4. Djuranovic, Borac0.5 
 5. Suljagic, Bosna0.5 
 6. Buza, Bosna0.5 
 7. Karamatic, Capljina0.4 
 8. Demic, Bosna0.4 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik0.4 
 10. Popovic, Capljina0.4 


Division I Round 10: HKK Siroki WWin defeats Mladost in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Division I just ended. Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

An interesting game for HKK Siroki WWin (9-1) which played road game in Mrkonjic Grad against 3rd ranked Mladost (5-5). Second ranked HKK Siroki WWin had an easy win 89-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mladost. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Boris Barac (205-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds for Mladost. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. HKK Siroki WWin have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Igokea. Mladost at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost.
Division I top team - Igokea (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked Capljina Lasta (1-9) 100-38. Forward Aleksandar Radukic (206-91) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Goran Gajovic chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian guard Krsto Bjelica (192-88) responded with 8 points and 4 assists. Igokea have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record, which they share with Siroki WWin. Capljina Lasta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost.

In the last game of round 10 Radnik B. beat Bosna on the road 74-70.
The most impressive performance of 10th round was 32 points and 14 rebounds by Boris Lalovic of Zrinjski HT.


Mladost - Siroki WWin 59-89

An interesting game for HKK Siroki WWin (9-1) which played road game in Mrkonjic Grad against 3rd ranked Mladost (5-5). Second ranked HKK Siroki WWin had an easy win 89-59. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Mladost. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Boris Barac (205-92) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Four HKK Siroki WWin players scored in double figures. Montenegrin power forward Igor Bijelic (207-88) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Drasko Knezevic (185-93) added 11 points in the effort for Mladost. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. HKK Siroki WWin have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Igokea. Mladost at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost.
Top scorers:
Mladost: I.Bijelic 16+11reb+3ast, D.Knezevic 11+4reb+1ast, M.Kesic 8+1reb, P.Ivanic 7+2reb+5ast, D.Stojkanovic 6+2ast, N.Milosevic 4+2reb+4ast
Siroki WWin: B.Barac 17+10reb+3ast, K.Vragovic 16+3reb+1ast, D.Bosnjak 13+4reb+2ast, Z.Sakic 11+8reb+2ast, J.Jones 8+3ast, J.Bilinovac 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 240574


Capljina - Igokea 38-100

Division I top team - Igokea (9-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed sixth ranked Capljina Lasta (1-9) 100-38. The game without a history. Igokea led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Capljina Lasta to just 4 points in third quarter and to 11 points in second half. Igokea dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Capljina Lasta's 22. Igokea forced 22 Capljina Lasta turnovers and outrebounded them 41-22 including a 29-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Igokea players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Capljina Lasta's players. Forward Aleksandar Radukic (206-91) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin Goran Gajovic (199-88, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) chipped in 13 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Five Igokea players scored in double figures. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian guard Krsto Bjelica (192-88) responded with 8 points and 4 assists and Montenegrin center Novak Popovic (207-81) scored 6 points and 5 rebounds. Igokea have an impressive nine-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 9-1 record, which they share with Siroki WWin. Capljina Lasta lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Capljina: K.Bjelica 8+3reb+4ast, D.Karamatic 7+4reb, N.Popovic 6+5reb, M.Boksic 6+5reb, A.Pervan 5+2ast, V.Jurkovic 3
Igokea: M.Dozet 17+1reb+2ast, A.Radukic 17+7reb+1ast, Z.Kljestan 14+8reb+1ast, G.Gajovic 13+7reb+3ast, S.Stemberger 12+2reb+2ast, M.Komatina 12+1reb
gschID: 240573


Bosna - Radnik B. 70-74

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Radnik B. (3-7) beat one of their biggest challengers Bosna ASA BHT (3-7) in Sarajevo 74-70. Bosna ASA BHT was ahead by 5 points after three quarters before a 27-18 charge of Radnik B., which allowed them to win the game. They made 18-of-21 charity shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Radnik B. outrebounded Bosna ASA BHT 42-25 including a 15-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. Bosna ASA BHT was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Montenegrin power forward Filip Goranovic (205-85) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and swingman Vedran Borovcanin (200-85) chipped in 21 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international point guard Dino Hodzic (190-90) responded with 20 points and 8 assists and forward Ramo Rizvic (200-87) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Bosna ASA BHT's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Radnik B. moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Bosna. Bosna ASA BHT lost third consecutive game.
Top scorers:
Bosna: D.Hodzic 20+4reb+8ast, S.Demic 15+3reb+1ast, R.Rizvic 9+8reb+2ast, S.Leric 8+4reb+1ast, N.Buza 5+3ast, A.Demic 4+3reb+1ast
Radnik B.: V.Borovcanin 21+5reb+4ast, F.Goranovic 20+13reb, D.Simic 10+2reb, M.Josilo 8+6reb+4ast, N.Erkic 7+6reb+2ast, D.Tolj 4+4reb
gschID: 240572



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  BOTSWANA   


Spartans, Troopers meet in league battle - by Peter Ubakar

In what is been buitl as the battle of the gaint of the Botswana League. Spartans will square off agianst thier arch rival in troopers. These two teams have always provided some of the best basetball in the country and today at the UB courts both team will slug it out. In last season's meeting, Spartans swept the series during the season and also during the national championship. Troopers is looking to get back to winning ways by taking this game. Both teams have been preparing in anticipation of this game taking place.


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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. Simmons, Vila Velha18.5 
 4. Day, Uberlandia18.4 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.0 
 6. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.7 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.17.3 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.16.9 
 9. Becker, S.Jose/U.16.8 
 10. Beal, Minas16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 2. Rodriguez, Flame.8.5 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.8.4 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia8.0 
 5. Becker, S.Jose/U.7.7 
 6. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 7. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.1 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.1 
 9. Agba, Bauru7.0 
 10. Toyloy, Paulistano6.9 
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.6.3 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia5.9 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.5 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia4.9 
 6. Figueroa, Franca4.6 
 7. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 8. Lima, Limeira4.3 
 9. Taylor, Bauru4.3 
 10. Campos, Suzano4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe RIBEIRO
  Basque.
  (201-F-79)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Ribeiro, Basque.0.2 
 2. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 3. Pinheiro, Limeira0.1 
 4. Nunes, Minas0.1 
 5. Lima, Limeira0.1 
 6. Ramon, Limeira0.1 
 7. Giovannoni, Brasil.0.1 
 8. Rossetto, Basque.0.1 
 9. Benite, Flamengo0.1 
 10. Alves, Brasilia0.1 
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. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 5. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 6. Parker, Vila Velha1.7 
 7. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 8. Figueroa, Franca1.7 
 9. Taylor, Bauru1.7 
 10. Ribeiro, Basque.1.6 


Sao Jose/Unimed eliminate defending champions - by Eurobasket News

We will have a new champion in NBB this season. Sao Jose/Unimed avenged the loss in the last seasons Final and eliminated defending champions Uniceub/BRB in the decisive fifth game of the quarterfinal series. The Paulista League champions claimed a comprehensive 98:81 road win to seal the semifinal appearance. Sao Jose led from start to finish. They enjoyed a narrow 36:34 halftime lead. But the visitors went on a 33:27 run in the third term to boost the gap to 8 points. Sao Jose capped the game with a 29-point outburst in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Andre Laws (188-PG-80, college: San Diego) stepped up with impressive 29 points to lead the visitors. Jefferson Antonio (207-F/C-83) added 21 points, while Murilo Becker (210-C/F-83) had 17 points in the win. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) paced Brasilia with 16 points. Alex Ribeiro (191-G-80, agency: Interperformances) netted 13 points in the loss.
Uberlandia in the meantime held off Pinheiros/Sky 92:85 and left the Liga Americas champions without NBB semifinals. Valtinho Silva (187-G-77) stepped up with 22 points and 6 assists to lead Uberlandia. Lucas Cipolini (206-F/C-86, college: BYU-Hawaii) added 21 points in the victory. Paulinho Boracini answered with 20 points for Pinheiros/Sky. Andre Bambu (205-C-79) had 16 points in the losing effort.



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.5 
 2. Tyler, Trotamundos18.8 
 3. Smith, Rilski S.17.0 
 4. Haritopoulos, Luko.16.8 
 5. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.8 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.3 
 7. Milosevic, Tundja16.0 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.9 
 9. Marinovic, Levski15.3 
 10. Zahariev, Rilski15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos13.5 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.7 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.8 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.9 
 6. Marintchechk., Spa.7.4 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.2 
 8. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.2 
 9. Caloiaro, Rilski S.7.1 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.7 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.3 
 4. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 5. Heath, Lukoil A.4.6 
 6. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.1 
 8. Massamba, Lukoil A.4.0 
 9. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
 10. Radionov, Tundja3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.2.3 
 2. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 3. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.2 
 4. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.1 
 5. Green, Spirou2.1 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.1.9 
 8. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.8 
 9. Caloiaro, Rilski S.1.8 
 10. Mirkovic, Rilski1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos3.1 
 2. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.4 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 5. Dupree, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.0.9 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 9. Galiotos, Perister.0.7 
 10. Radev, Beroe0.7 


Rilski Sportist tied NBL Semi-Final series - by Eurobasket News

Levski Sofia - Balkan 72-63 (2-0)

The hosts were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 22-19 Balkan's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 72-63 at the end of the game. Serbian guard Nemanja Protic (182-86) scored 19 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international Chavdar Kostov (195-88, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 9 points during the contest. International guard Stanimir Marinov (191-91) responded with 14 points and Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82) scored 14 points. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Levski Sofia: N.Protic 19+4reb+2ast, H.Dimitrov 10+2reb+1ast, C.Kostov 9+4reb+3ast, D.Anguelov 7+1reb+2ast, M.Marinovic 7+4reb+2ast, M.Pantic 6+7reb+3ast
Balkan: V.Panic 14+4reb+1ast, S.Marinov 14+4reb+2ast, S.Slaveykov 11+6reb, A.Santos 10+5reb, J.Bozov 6+2reb+3ast, M.Marinov 5+4reb+2ast
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Lukoil Academik - Rilski Sportist 75-95 (1-1)

American-Italian forward Angelo Caloiaro (203-89, college: USF) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 14 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Naturalized Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) contributed with 26 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five Rilski Sportist players scored in double figures. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) replied with 17 points and Swedish point guard Thomas Massamba (185-85) added 11 points and 7 assists in the effort for Lukoil Academik. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 26+3reb+7ast, A.Caloiaro 19+14reb+4ast, S.Vaklinov 12+2reb, T.Smith 11+1reb+2ast, T.Gugino 11+4reb+1ast, E.Binev 8+1reb+2ast
Lukoil Academik: B.Heath 17+3reb+1ast, V.Veselinov 12+4reb+2ast, T.Massamba 11+2reb+7ast, D.Haritopoulos 9+5reb, B.Avramov 6+1reb+2ast, T.Banev 6
gschID: 240657



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Standings

CBL Standings
 1. St.Louis H. 4-1 
 2. M.Tennessee S. 2-0 
 3. Dayton A.S. 1-1 
 4. Bowling Green H. 1-2 
 5. River City P. 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 7

May. 11: Dayton A.S. - M.Tennessee S.
May. 11: River City P. - Bowling Green H.
May. 12: M.Tennessee S. - St.Louis H.


Fall Season Announced - by John Guy

CBL Announces Fall Season

The CBL announces their second micro-season will begin Friday, September 13th and conclude the weekend of November 9th with a championship series the following weekend. Conferences of five teams will play a 12-game season with six home games and six away games. Conference champions will be able to play for an overall league championship.

As always, the CBL provides trophies, plaques and media guides for each of their micro-seasons.

This is an example of a league offering teams the choice in picking their own seasons," Director of Operations John Guy said. "Teams can have one or two seasons a year and it provides them with the ability to have different players in their system. Were happy to be the first league to offer this to teams out there and we hope they will take advantage of our economic model for minor league basketball. These are budgets every team can live with.




CBL Awards For This Season - by John Guy

The CBL announced today that their trophies and awards will be named for former players from the original American Basketball Association and the old Eastern Basketball League.

The George Gervin Championship Trophy The Ice
The Ice Man won glory for the ABA with an illustrious career with the San Antonio Spurs and Virginia Squires. George began playing in the minors with the Pontiac (MI) Chaparrals in the old semi-pro Continental Association and ended up sticking around and scoring over 26,000 points without ever playing on a championship team.

The Roger Brown Most Valuable Player Trophy The Rajah
Banned from both the NCAA and the NBA, Brown was bouncing between amateur teams in Dayton when he signed with the Indiana Pacers. One of four Pacers with their jersey retired, Brown scored over 10,000 points, was a three-time ABA champion, four-time all-star and one of five ABA players that will be inducted into the Pro Basketball Hall of Fame this September.

The Bobby Leonard Coach of the Year Trophy The Slick
For twelve seasons Bobby Slick Leonard roamed the bench area for the Indiana Pacers in the ABA. With three league championship rings, he never failed to make the playoffs when the Pacers were an ABA team. He was nicknamed Slick as a player because he was so smooth he could steal smoke. The Terre Haute, Indiana native played seven seasons in the NBA before turning to coaching.

The Levern Tart Scoring Leader Award The Jelly
Tart began his career in the old Eastern League after being cut by the Celtics and then found a home in the ABA with seven different teams. He appeared in two All Star games and finished his career with a 19.4 scoring average-including one season when he averaged over 24 points a game while dishing out 3.4 assists per game. The Bradley great is a member of the Peoria Sports Hall of Fame. He was known as Jelly in the ABA.

The Charlie Hentz Rebounder Award The Helicopter
One season. That was all Charlie Hentz was able to muster in the old ABA but although he was limited to just 6 points and 6.8 rebounds a game in 57 games, Charlie acquired his nickname for his high-flying acrobatics, slam dunks and thundering play down low, and holds the professional basketball record for most backboards broken in one game when he did it TWICE on November 6, 1970 against the Carolina Cougars. According to teammate Charlie Williams, "the Helicopter just stood there smiling.

The Wendell Ladner Hustle Award The Mister Excitement
Played five seasons in the ABA for five different teams and became the model for Will Farrells character in Semi-Pro. Yes, he was THAT crazy. One of the great enforcers, he protected Dr. J and Dan Issel. Before he died at the age of 26, Ladner had posed nude and once fouled out of a game in 90 seconds. He once threw a shoe at a player, was a hit with the women and once received 48 stitches in his head and only missed 30 minutes of game action. He twice led the league in fouls.





Daleo Named Director - by John Guy

The Central Basketball League is pleased to announce that former CBA coaching great Chris Daleo has joined the staff for the leagues inaugural season and will be Director of International Basketball.

Daleo was named CBA Coach of the Year in 2002-03, was an 11-time Coach of the Month selection and was a four-time All-Star Game coach. After he left the Lightning, Daleo coached the CBAs Minot Skyrockets each of the last two seasons of the CBA. Daleo also is the American consultant/scout to the Busan KTF Magic Wings, a member of the 10-team professional Korean Basketball League.

He has taken American teams to China multiple times in the past and will be working towards taking a CBL squad this year.
Chris will work diligently to move CBL players into overseas contracts, Operations Director John Guy said. This is what will separate our league from the others-having experienced professional people working on the players behalf.




This Week in the CBL - by John Guy


Panthers seek first win against Hawks

NASHVILLE After getting past the first speed bump in the history of the young league, the CBL will enter its fifth week as one game will be featured on Saturday.

SATURDAY'S GAME
St. Louis Hawks (4-1) at River City Panthers (0-4)
Game Time: 7 p.m. (CST)
Location: Peoria (Ill.) Academy
Last Meeting: Hawks won 117-64 (April 26)
The Hawks are already 2-0 against River City, with the last meeting in St. Louis not being so kind to the Panthers a 53-point loss.
In the meantime, St. Louis is coming off a pair of road overtime games last week, including the Hawks first loss of the season,110-109, at Middle Tennessee on Saturday.
The Hawks' Corey Hill had 53 points over the weekend, which included a 32-point effort in a 105-103 win at Bowling Green. Dwayne Polk had 43 points (26 vs. Bowling Green) and Lonell Johnson scored 42 points (26 vs. Middle Tennessee).
Meanwhile, the Panthers lost at Dayton, 115-102, on Friday in their only Week 4 contest, led by Josh Wagner with a triple-double of 38 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds. Rocky Robinson added 26 points for River City.
The last time these two teams met in Peoria, St. Louis won 110-100.

Josh Wagner (6'8''-C, college: Eureka)



CBL to Work With ASAT - by John Guy

The Central Basketball League is pleased to announce a partnership with the Association for Science in Autism Treatment.

Based out of Hoboken, New Jersey, their mission is to educate parents, professionals, and consumers by disseminating accurate, scientifically-sound information about autism and its treatment and by combating inaccurate or unsubstantiated information. In doing so, we promote the use of effective, science-based treatments for all people with autism, regardless of age, severity of condition, income or place of residence.

Since autism was first identified, there has been a long history of failed treatments and fads, levied on vulnerable individuals as well as on their families. From the scandal of the refrigerator mother theory, to the ongoing parade of miracle cures and magical breakthroughs, history has been dominated by improbable theories about causation and treatments.

Since ASAT was established in 1998, it has been our goal to work toward adopting higher standards of accountability for the care, education and treatment of all individuals with autism. President Mary McDonald is pleased to partner with the CBL and Director of Operations John Guy states this is an important program that needs the attention and the financial support of everyone. The CBL will be collecting for their charity this inaugural season at all game venues.




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NIJT London: Crvena Zvezda edged Team China in Day 1 - by Eurobasket News

Team China - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 61:86

Crvena Zvezda edged Team China in Day 1 of the Nike International Tournament in London. The Serbian side rolled over the Asian representative 86:61.
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade did not waste time and immediately took the lead in the game. They won the first period 24-10 and never looked behind after. Team China cut the margin to 11 points at the halftime as they won the second frame 19-16. Crvena Zvezda however pushed the tempo for good in the third quarter and after 23-11 in it increased to 63:40 lead. The European side added 23-21 rally in the last quarter for the final result.
Dusan Ristic (206-C-95) and Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95) paced all the winners with 18 points each. Dorde Kaplanovic (209-C/F-95) and Nikola Rebic (186-PG-95) followed them with 11 points each. Li Jinglong (195-F-95) notched 19 points in the losing effort and Jiang KaiYi (206-F-88) scored 11. Heng YiFeng (194-F-95) and Wu Qian (190-G-94) brought 10 points each in a loss.

Team China: Li Jinglong 19, Jiang KaiYi 11, Heng YiFeng 10, Wu Qian 10
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade: Dusan Ristic 18, Marko Tejic 18, Dorde Kaplanovic 11, Nikola Rebic 11



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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cedevita 10-2 
 2. Cibona 10-2 
 3. Zadar 9-3 
 4. Jolly 7-5 
 5. Kvarner 2010 5-7 
 6. KK Split 5-7 
 7. KK Zagreb 2-10 
 8. Alkar Sinj 0-12 
Places 9-14
 1. Djuro Djakovic 14-5 
 2. Darda 13-6 
 3. Zabok 10-9 
 4. Osjecki Sokol 9-10 
 5. Krizevci 8-11 
 6. Dubrovnik 3-16 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 12

Places 1-8

May. 7: KK Split - KK Zagreb 84-76
May. 7: Cibona - Jolly 76-78
May. 7: Kvarner 2010 - Zadar 70-72
May. 8: Alkar Sinj - Cedevita 60-87

Places 9-14

May. 8: Krizevci - Zabok 96-92
May. 8: Darda - Osjecki Sokol 71-73

Second Stage: Round 13

Places 1-8

May. 11: KK Split - Cibona
May. 11: KK Zagreb - Kvarner 2010
May. 11: Zadar - Alkar Sinj
May. 11: Cedevita - Jolly

Places 9-14

May. 12: Dubrovnik - Krizevci
May. 11: Zabok - Darda
May. 11: Osjecki Sokol - Djuro Djakovic


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Ross, Jolly21.4 
 2. Batina, Djuro D.16.6 
 3. Budimir, Osjecki15.5 
 4. Krapic, KK Zagreb15.3 
 5. Radic, Kvarner 201014.9 
 6. Lez, Zabok14.7 
 7. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 8. Rembert, Krizevci14.4 
 9. Skific, Kvarner14.3 
 10. Car, KK Zagreb14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ivica RADIC
  Kvarner 2010
  (208-F/C-90)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 2. Mrva, Jolly7.0 
 3. Sarlija, Djuro D.7.0 
 4. Jakolis, Dubrovnik6.7 
 5. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 6. Ross, Jolly5.4 
 7. Peraica, Darda5.3 
 8. Vlaic, Zabok5.3 
 9. Krstanovic, Krizev.5.2 
 10. Hrncic, Darda4.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.2 
 2. Tomeljak, Osjecki4.4 
 3. Car, KK Zagreb3.8 
 4. Ross, Jolly3.8 
 5. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 6. Panduric, Darda3.2 
 7. Pesut, Zabok3.1 
 8. Blajic, Djuro D.3.1 
 9. Rembert, Krizevci3.1 
 10. Jugo, Alkar Sinj2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Ross, Jolly2.9 
 2. Car, KK Zagreb1.7 
 3. Batina, Djuro D.1.4 
 4. Krstanovic, Krizev.1.4 
 5. Meznaric, Prievidza1.4 
 6. Peric, Dubrovnik1.4 
 7. Krivec, Kvarner1.4 
 8. Budimir, Osjecki1.3 
 9. Mrva, Jolly1.3 
 10. Petrovic, KK Zagr.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.9 
 2. Bubalo, Jolly1.1 
 3. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 4. Vlaic, Zabok0.7 
 5. Vrsaljko, Jolly0.6 
 6. Bakovic, Djuro D.0.6 
 7. Hrncic, Darda0.6 
 8. Halilovic, KK Za.0.6 
 9. Budimir, Osjecki0.6 
 10. Bundovic, Zabok0.6 


Srdan Subotic's triple-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

Former international guard Srdan Subotic (190-G-80, agency: XL Basketball Agency) put on an amazing game in the last round for KK Split, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12 (Second Stage).
The 32-year old player recorded a triple-double of 11 points addeding also 10 rebounds and 11 assists, while his team beat KK Zagreb (#7, 2-10) 84-76. KK Split maintains the 6th position in Croatian A1. KK Split is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 7th lost game this season out of 12 games. Subotic has many years of experience at KK Split, through which he has constantly improved. Srdan Subotic averages this season 8.2ppg and 4.5apg.

The second best player in last round's games was young international power forward Dario Saric (208-F/C-94, agency: XL Basketball Agency) of league's second-best Cibona. Saric had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as Cibona was edged by slightly lower-ranked Jolly (#4, 7-5) 78-76. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Cibona still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. It was just his team's 2nd loss in Second Stage, while they won 10 other games. Saric is a newcomer at Cibona, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Ivica Radic (208-F/C-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) of Kvarner 2010 (#5). Radic scored 23 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Radic's great performance Kvarner 2010 lost 70-72 to slightly higher-ranked Zadar (#3, 9-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Kvarner 2010 ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Radic could help Kvarner 2010 to bring them higher in the standings. Radic has a great season in Croatia. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.9ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 7.3rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ronald Ross (188-G-83) of Jolly - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Josip Sobin (203-G/F-89) of KK Split - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Marino Bazdaric (195-G/F-78) of Cedevita - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93) of Zadar - 18 points and 6 rebounds
8. Ivan Bender (170-G-95) of KK Split - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Domagoj Bubalo (214-C-91) of Jolly - 11 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Luka Babic (201-SF-91) of Cedevita - 17 points, 5 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)



Second division after nine years of first for Dubrovnik - by Ivo Vukojevic

KK Dubrovnik will play (at least for a while) its last first division game. Their last game will be played on Sunday, May 9, on their home court Gospino polje against Krizevci. They are five games behind their Sunday opponent and they have been already relegated before few rounds. It is a pity that such club as Dubrovnik with great basketball tradition will be relegated this year.

Team accomplished their target of first division through qualifications in season 03/04 and made their rookie appearance in Croatian elite division in season 04/05 where they won fifth position and ticket to Europe. Next season they played in EuroCup Challenge where they made great job. After second place in group, they have lost from Ural Great in 1/8 Finals. From then, club had its ups and downs but always stood in elite league until now.

KK Dubrovnik was founded in 1946 and it branched a lot of great players. Bunch of national players like Ante Tomic (217-C-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency) this year's member of Euroleague first team, Hrvoje Peric (203-F-85), Luksa Andric (208-C-85, agency: Beo Basket), Andro Knego, Adnan Becic and their latest product wunderkid Mario Hezonja (202-G/F-95). Dubrovnik's roster is also full of talent and great basketball future is predicted to their combo guard - Marko Proleta (195-G-94).

This is tough time for the southest team in Croatia and we believe that they can get out from this situation and get back as soon as possible because they belong with the best teams in Croatia. They proved that with nine years of great games.




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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.3 
 5. Fields, Levice16.7 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.15.6 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.6 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.8 
 5. Simmons, Levice7.4 
 6. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.3 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.7.3 
 8. Nuhanovic, Levice7.2 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
 10. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 2. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.6 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.5 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.3 
 7. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. Carter, CEZ N.4.0 
 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 Kolin2.0 
 4. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 5. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 6. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Bolds, BC Kolin1.8 
 9. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
 10. Taylor, Los A.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. Kohout, BK Prost.1.0 
 6. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 7. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Slavik, USK Praha0.8 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.8 


NBL Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Nymburk and Prostejov claim opening victories - by Eurobasket News

BK Prostejov - NH Ostrava 95-82

Prostejov recorded the first win in the semifinal series versus Ostrava. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when BK Prostejov's pressure prevailed and they won that period 29-22 extending their advantage to 13 points. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. BK Prostejov had a 27-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 57.1 percentage. Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international forward Jaroslav Prasil (200-80) chipped in 22 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). At the losing side American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) responded with 24 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Five BK Prostejov and four NH Ostrava players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: J.Prasil 22+1reb+2ast, D.Pandula 16+8reb+3ast, K.Svrdlik 13+9reb+2ast, J.Bohacik 13+4reb+2ast, P.Slezak 11+1reb+5ast, R.Marko 11+3reb+3ast
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 24+9reb+1ast, A.Dufault 19+6reb+1ast, A.Ciz 18+4ast, C.Barnes 11+3reb+1ast, R.Ames 5+5reb+7ast, J.Stehlik 3+1reb
gschID: 240448


CEZ Nymburk - BK Pardubice 106-72

Nymburk cruised past Pardubice in the semifinal opener. The game without a history. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BK Pardubice's 36 and made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Slovakian power forward Radoslav Rancik (207-79, college: St.Cloud St., agency: Beo Basket) nailed 24 points for the winning side and the former international Jiri Welsch (199-80) accounted for 12 points and 10 assists. Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) came up with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Martin Peterka (201-95) added 12 points and 5 rebounds respectively for BK Pardubice in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: R.Rancik 24+3reb+2ast, A.Naymick 12+4reb+1ast, J.Welsch 12+2reb+10ast, T.Carter 11+4reb+1ast, P.Benda 10+1reb, T.Pomikalek 9+2reb+1ast
BK Pardubice: C.Muirhead 15+5reb+2ast, E.Zabas 15+1reb+1ast, L.Kotas 13+4ast, M.Peterka 12+5reb+2ast, T.Nelson 6+4reb, J.Prihonsky 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 240447



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Arecibo
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Arecibo22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Talk N.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Oklah.Ci.21.2 
 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. Nichols, Arecibo18.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn18.6 
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, San German10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 7. Jackson, Austin T.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Sioux F.
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrett, Sioux F.7.8 
 2. Mack, Atlanta H.7.5 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.7.1 
 4. Wright, Arecibo7.0 
 5. Russell, Cocodrilos6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. Joseph, San A.5.5 
 10. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Hannah, Santa C.1.9 
 6. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 7. Murry, Rio G.1.8 
 8. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 9. Leslie, Santa C.1.7 
 10. Singletary, Ooste.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Boston C.2.9 
 3. Armstrong, Santa C.2.3 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Williams, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 9. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.2 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas15.3 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.0 
 5. Akenparg, TTU14.7 
 6. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.6 
 7. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.4 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Ingram, TU/Rock14.0 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.6 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.9.1 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas7.4 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas6.7 
 9. Arnold, TTU6.6 
 10. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock4.7 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.7 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.1 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas3.9 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 7. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 8. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 9. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 2. Dorbek, Rapla2.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 6. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 7. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas1.5 
 9. Saks, Tarvas1.5 
 10. Leppik, TU/Rock1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.2 
 3. Toome, TU/Rock0.9 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.6 
 9. Saarmets, TTU0.6 
 10. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 



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  EUROCHALLENGE   


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

Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge 1st Team 2013
Bobby Dixon
Dixon
Chester Simmons
Simmons
Sean May
May
Will Thomas
Thomas
Marton Bader
Bader

Finals MVP: Chester Simmons (196-G-82) of Krasnie Krilya
Player of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
Guard of the Year: Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka
Forward of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
Center of the Year: Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok
European Player of the Year: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois
Import of the Year: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
Defensive Player of the Year: Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja
Coach of the Year: Sergey Bazarevich of Krasnie Krilya

1st Team
PG: Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka
G: Chester Simmons (196-G-82) of Krasnie Krilya
F: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
PF: Will Thomas (203-PF-86) of Karsiyaka
C: Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok

2nd Team
PG: Aaron Miles (186-PG-83) of Krasnie Krilya
PG: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois
F: Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon
F: Andre Smith (203-F-85) of Krasnie Krilya
C: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Gravelines

3rd Team
PG: Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Khimik
PG: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
SG: Derek Raivio (190-SG-84) of Aalstar
F: Lawrence Hill (203-F-87) of Hapoel Holon
F/C: Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87) of Tofas

Honorable Mention
Aliaksandr Kudrautsau (190-SG-80) of Tsmoki-Minsk
Jared Jordan (188-PG-84) of Telekom Baskets
Rickey Paulding (196-G-82) of EWE Baskets
Nikita Balashov (207-F-91) of Krasnie Krilya
Jerome Dyson (191-G-87) of Hapoel Holon
Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85) of Kataja
Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88) of Gaz Metan
Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Ventspils

All-Europeans Team
PG: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois
G: Slobodan Dundjerski (188-G-88) of Gaz Metan
PF: Will Thomas (203-PF-86) of Karsiyaka
PF: Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Ventspils
C: Marton Bader (212-C-80) of Szolnok

All-Imports Team
PG: Bobby Dixon (178-PG-83) of Karsiyaka
G: Chester Simmons (196-G-82) of Krasnie Krilya
F: Frank Hassell (203-F-88) of Hapoel Holon
F: Andre Smith (203-F-85) of Krasnie Krilya
F: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois



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  FRANCE   


NIJT London: Spars Sarajevo roll past INSEP - by Eurobasket News

IJT Spars Sarajevo - IJT INSEP 76:57

KK Spars Sarajevo victoriously opened their Nike International Junior Tournament Final Round in London. They held off INSEP for the first win in Group B. Djoko Salic (209-C-95) fired 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to lead the winners.
The Bosnian youngsters enjoyed a narrow 24:22 lead after ten minutes. They stretched the lead in the second quarter. KK Spars arrived at halftime up by 4 points 38:34. KK Spars maintained the lead throughout the third quarter. The Bosnian team rolled to a 51:45 advantage at the final intermission. The Sarajevo team exploded with 25 points in the fourth term to seal the win at the end. Nedim Buza (201-SF-95) delivered 17 points and 11 rebounds, while Aleksej Nikolic (185-G-95) added 18 points, 9 assists and 8 boards for the winners. Damien Inglis (203-PF-95) answered with 12 points for INSEP. Charly Pontens (189-SG-95) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

IJT Spars Sarajevo: Djoko Salic 26+15 boards, Aleksej Nikolic 18, Nedim Buza 17+11 boards
IJT INSEP: Damien Inglis 12, Charly Pontens 11



Emilien Barbry left Orchy - by Eurobasket News

30-year old domestic point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) left Orchesien BC (NM1). In 29 games he had 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 5.4apg (top 3) and 1.5spg this season. Barbry played there also last season. In 34 NM1 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.5apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Barbry has played previously for another French team Lille Metropole.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Emilien Barbry left Orchy - by Eurobasket News

30-year old domestic point guard Emilien Barbry (188-83) left Orchesien BC (NM1). In 29 games he had 6.2ppg, 4.9rpg, 5.4apg (top 3) and 1.5spg this season. Barbry played there also last season. In 34 NM1 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 4.2rpg, 4.5apg and 1.4spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Barbry has played previously for another French team Lille Metropole.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Fos Ouest signs Frank Turner, ex Trefl Sopot - by Eurobasket News

Fos Ouest Provence Basket (ProB) signed 25-year old American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side). He started the season at Trefl Sopot in Polish TBL league. In 36 games he had 13.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.3apg and 1.2spg this season. He helped them to win the supercup. Turner also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.7apg. The last season he played at Eiffel Towers Den Bosch (Eredivisie) in Dutch league. In 41 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.6apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 5). He contributed to his team winning the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Turner has played also professionally in APBL (Buffalo S.).
He attended Canisius College until 2010 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Nancy confirm Herve Toure departure - by Eurobasket News

Nancy have confirmed that Herve Toure (202-F-82) is set to leave the team in the summer. The forward joined the team at the start of the season. He signed a two-year deal with Nancy. But the sides have reached an agreement to active release clause on the contract. Herve Toure averaged 6.3 points, 4.0 rebounds per game in EuroChallenge. In ProA Herve Toure delivered 8.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per appearance. Previously Herve Toure had stints in Spain, Italy, Belgium and France. He was the member of the Ivorian National Team back in 2010. Herve Toure participated at French All-Star Game in 2003. He was also the French ProA champion in 2002.


Maurienne set to keep Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa and Erroyl Bing - by Eurobasket News

Maurienne have already started building their roster for the next season. They are set to extend the contracts of Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa (187-SG-77) and Erroyl Bing (198-C/F-82, agency: Fusion Sports, college: E.Carolina).
Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa is currently spending his third straight season with Maurienne. The Cameroonian guard tallies 11.9 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game this season. Previously he had stints with Paris-Levallois, Chalon-Sur-Saone, Nanterre, Beauvais, Mulhouse and Rodez. He was named All-French ProB Newcomer of the Year in 2003. Joachim Ekanga-Ehawa played for Cameroon at the 2009 African Championships in Libya.
Erroyl Bing joined Maurienne at the start of the season. The centre averages 10.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per appearance in ProB. Erroyl Bing previously had spells in Switzerland, France, Brazil and Austria.
In the meantime all indicates that Maurienne will have to part ways with Wilbert Brown (200-PF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Niagara). The power forward has decided to leave the team after tallying impressive 21.3 points, 6.5 boards and 1.8 steals per game this season.



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.9 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.19.4 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.18.7 
 4. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi16.8 
 6. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.3 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.15.9 
 9. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.9 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.12.3 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.8 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.8.0 
 9. Dvalishvili, Olimpi6.8 
 10. Prewitt, MIA A.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia6.9 
 2. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.8 
 3. Vaughn, MIA A.5.5 
 4. Sokk, Olimpi5.5 
 5. Bowie, Rustavi5.5 
 6. Bakradze, TSU T.5.4 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 8. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.7 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 3. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 4. Vaughn, MIA A.1.9 
 5. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 6. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 7. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.6 
 8. Bakradze, TSU T.1.5 
 9. Barbakadze, Kutaisi1.5 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.0 
 2. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.6 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 8. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 9. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 
 10. Beruashvili, TSU0.7 


Olimpi goes on 2-0 at the Semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

MIA Academy - Kutaisi 71-73 (1-1)

24 personal fouls committed by MIA helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Buba Kvimsadze (195-82) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. International center Richard Matiashvili (207-89) contributed with 14 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Four Kutaisi players scored in double figures. American point guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati) replied with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and his fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-87, college: Xavier, agency: KMG Sports Management) added 15 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for MIA. MIA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: B.Kvimsadze 23+2reb+3ast, R.Matiashvili 14+7reb+1ast, T.Babunashvili 12+8reb+1ast, G.Barbakadze 10+4reb+1ast, R.Didia 9+6reb+3ast, D.Barbakadze 3+6reb+1ast
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 17+7reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 16+5reb+5ast, B.Raymond 15+8reb+3ast, M.Bokolishvili 8+5reb+2ast, C.Prewitt 7+6reb+3ast, I.Londaridze 3+1reb
gschID: 240693


Olimpi - Armia 75-68 (2-0)

Olimpi made 26-of-31 charity shots (83.9 percent) during the game. Armia was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Levan Fatsatsia (198-88) scored 25 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures. Olimpi's coach George Kazanjian allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward George Jgerenaia (206-90, college: N.Georgia) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international guard Lasha Parghalava (191-87, college: Montana St. - Billin) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: L.Fatsatsia 25+9reb+2ast, S.Sokk 17+5reb+3ast, S.Milosevic 12+16reb+3ast, M.Berishvili 10+2reb+2ast, A.Dvalishvili 4+2reb, N.Tenieshvili 3+2reb+3ast
Armia: L.Parghalava 16+7reb, G.Jgerenaia 10+14reb, G.Gamqrelidze 10+4reb+5ast, B.Lezhava 9+2reb+3ast, A.Boisa 8+2reb+3ast, V.Minashvili 7+2reb
gschID: 240692



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17
 1. White, Phoenix17.0 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.5 
 5. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 6. Rice, B.Muenchen15.4 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.14.9 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.9 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets7.0 
 5. Buckman, Art.Drag.6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. King, Art.Dragons6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.7 
 2. Renfroe, Brose B.4.9 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen4.6 
 4. White, Phoenix4.4 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 6. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.3.7 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Quantez ROBERTSON
  Fraport .
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 2. White, Phoenix1.9 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 9. Burtschi, Bremerha.1.3 
 10. Halperin, B.Mue.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.7 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 6. Ford, Brose Bask.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 9. King, Art.Dragons0.9 
 10. Turek, Neckar L.0.9 


Jelani Floyd: I will show them I am the real deal - by Moritz Korff

Jelani Floyd (203-G/F-88, college: Florida Atlantic) started his professional career with the Duesseldorf Baskets and left the Pro A team in November to gain more playing time. He moved to Luxembourg and joined Avanti Mondorf. Immediately after his arrival the 22-year-old Chicago, Illinois native started to put up huge numbers for his new team after he had been reduced to a supporting role in Duesseldorf.
As he headed home to prepare for the 2013-14 season, Eurobasket.com talked with Floyd about his thoughts on his former team reaching the Pro A finals, his season in Luxembourg and his plans for the future.

Did it surprise you a whole lot that the Duesseldorf team went all the way to the Pro A finals?
It was not a surprise to me at all that the Giants made it to the finals. I was surprised that they did not win it all. If you check the archives, I am on record saying they were going to win it all, but they came close. I'll never bet against any team with Gary Johnson, Patrick Flomo and Kendall Chones playing together.

You then left Duesseldorf and moved to Luxembourg. Could you sum up the time that you spent there?
My time in Luxembourg was great. I was given the chance to just play my game and finally get some stats behind my name and show what I am fully capable of. In Luxembourg, I felt as though I was the most versatile american in the league because I played everywhere on the floor and I guarded everyone. Yves Braun was very vital in helping me develop on and off the court, he always expected big things out of me.

How would you describe the level of competition in the Luxembourg league?
In all honesty, some people may look at my film on youtube and my stats with an asterisk next to the numbers I put up, and there's no doubt about the fact that Luxembourg isn't the greatest level of competition, but for me it served its purpose. I feel as though, if you can play, you can play, I don't care if I played against 5 Nuns, I still must play my game and focus on myself and getting better every time I step on the court. The foreign players in Luxembourg were great players as well as some of the national players. My season stats were : 25.3 ppg, 14.6 rpg, 6 assists, 1.4 spg, 1.6 bpg, 62%fg, 33%3p, 80%ft. I honestly feel as though if you can dribble and shoot, then the film will show that. Some guys no matter who they play against, at 6'8" they cant do the things I can do. Check out my Youtube video of a few games at : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByPkhHpZWMQ

What are your plans for the summer?
This summer I plan to continue working on my game, lifting weights and staying in the best shape possible, 6 days a week. I also plan to play in as many leagues as possible. I am blessed to have a younger brother, Khirey Floyd (193-G) who also plays basketball and might be a better basketball player than me, at 6'4" he's a pure shooter and point guard with great college stats. Check him out on Youtube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Fs-c_05wnI . With my brother aspiring to play basketball in Europe as well, he is the perfect workout partner. Who knows, maybe my brother and I can end up on the same team! Aside from basketball, I plan to continue to thank Jesus for all he has blessed me with, read as many books as possible and cherish time with family and friends as much as possible.

Are you planning to work on a particular part of your game during the off-season?
During this off-season I am really focused on adding upper-body strength to go along with a solid low post game. The more positions I can play on the floor, the better. With my ball-handling ability, ability to defend 4 positions, and ability to create my own shot, I think a reliable post game will make basketball even easier for me. My versatility is what makes me valuable.

Any plans for the 2013-14 season yet?
As of right now, I have no plans for the upcoming season. I am searching for a great agent with solid connections that will at least be able to get me a 1-month tryout in a top league in Europe. I understand agents can only do so much, after that, I'll handle the rest, I will take care of things on the basketball end. I am hoping to get an opportunity to play at a higher level against better competition because I know I am just as good as the guys who are in top leagues around Europe and I can hold my own. I am a late bloomer who just needs a chance to prove myself against the best. As long as an organization is willing to give me an opportunity and believes in me, I will show them I am the real deal.



BBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 88-80 (1-1)

EWE Baskets trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 23-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 80-88 at the end of the game. Strangely EWE Baskets outrebounded Telekom Baskets 44-27 including 16 on the offensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Telekom Baskets especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. American point guard Jared Jordan (188-84, college: Marist) notched a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists to lead the effort and the other American import forward Jamel McLean (203-88, college: Xavier) supported him with 12 points and 7 rebounds. Even 19 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) by naturalized Dutch forward Robin Smeulders (207-87, college: Portland, agency: Court Side) did not help to save the game for EWE Baskets. American point guard Dru Joyce (183-85, college: Akron, agency: LUMANI 10.7) added 13 points for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Smeulders 19+9reb, D.Joyce 13+4reb+3ast, J.Jenkins 13+4reb+1ast, R.Paulding 12+3reb, A.Chubb 9+6reb, K.Smit 4+1reb
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 15+5reb, F.Thuelig 13+2reb, J.McLean 12+7reb+1ast, J.Jordan 11+10ast, B.Veikalas 10+1reb+2ast, C.Ensminger 9+5reb+1ast
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Phoenix Hagen - Brose Bask. 95-89 (1-1)

The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 27-15 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Phoenix Hagen looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Naturalized American swingman Adam Hess (201-81, college: William & Mary, agency: LUMANI 10.7) orchestrated the victory by scoring 28 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Larry Gordon (196-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Naturalized Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 21 points and 4 assists and Slovenian Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) added 19 points in the effort for Brose Bask.Five Phoenix Hagen and four Brose Bask. players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Brose Bask.: A.Gavel 21+1reb+4ast, B.Nachbar 19+4reb+2ast, M.Zirbes 17+1reb+1ast, S.Ford 10+11reb+1ast, C.Jacobsen 8+6reb+2ast, A.Renfroe 8+5reb+7ast
Phoenix Hagen: A.Hess 28+7reb+4ast, L.Gordon 16+4reb+1ast, D.Bell 14+2reb+5ast, M.Dorris 13+4reb+4ast, D.White 11+2reb+5ast, D.Gregory 6+7reb
gschID: 240171


ALBA - B.Muenchen 73-79 (0-2)

ALBA Berlin was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 48-39 second half run of Bayern Muenchen. ALBA Berlin was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) scored 21 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and international Robin Benzing (209-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American forward Deon Thompson (203-88, college: N.Carolina) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Derrick Byars (201-84, college: Vanderbilt, agency: Beo Basket) scored 18 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
ALBA: D.Byars 18+2reb+1ast, D.Thompson 17+7reb+1ast, N.Djedovic 8+5reb+5ast, D.Wood 8+2reb+4ast, Y.Idbihi 8+5reb, H.Schaffartzik 7+1reb
B.Muenchen: T.Rice 21+1reb+5ast, R.Benzing 10+11reb, C.Troutman 10+5reb, L.Roberts 8+6reb+3ast, J.Homan 7+2reb+1ast, J.Jagla 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 240170


Art.Dragons - Ratiopharm 85-90 (0-2)

Artland Dragons were ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 49-42 second half run of ratiopharm Ulm. They made 22-of-27 charity shots (81.5 percent) during the game, while Artland Dragons only scored six points from the stripe. The best player for the winners was international point guard Per Guenther (185-88) who scored 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field). American guard Allan Ray (188-84, college: Villanova) chipped in 30 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American-Cypriot power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, agency: Interperformances) produced 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American Bryce Taylor (196-86) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Four Artland Dragons players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Art.Dragons: A.King 19+5reb+3ast, D.Mallet 17+4ast, B.Ratkovica 17+2reb+5ast, B.Taylor 14+8reb+2ast, G.Gruenheid 6+5reb, P.Popovic 4+2reb
Ratiopharm: P.Guenther 35+7reb+4ast, A.Ray 30+3reb, S.Esterkamp 7+1reb, J.Bryant 6+6reb, D.Theis 4+3reb+2ast, L.Jeter 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 240169



The Miles basketball Minute 2013 Beko BBL playoff preview ratiopharm Ulm-Artland Dragons 3-1 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



As the Boston Celtics were down 3-0 to neighbors the New York Knicks, being a Boston Celtics fan was about as tough as if Derek Jeter awakened a hard core Red Sox fan with a self made cooked breakfast on a Sunday morning wearing the Yankees uniform. Fans had been wondering will one ever see Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo ever play again as the futures of the trio was as unknown as that of ratiopharm Ulm player John Bryant (208-C-87, college: Santa Clara) The rise of ratiopharm Ulm has gone steadily not too fast after the club reached the Beko BBL cup and playoff final last year, moving into a new arena this season and having another stellar regular season and strong Eurocup season, but the 2013 Beko BBL playoffs could be the last time that John Bryant could help Ulm win a title. Bryant has won the Beko BBL MVP two seasons in a row being the best center in the league giving the word double double a new meaning and without big John, ratiopharm Ulm would not have reached two finals. Also in Quackenbruck, the Artland Dragons seem to be at a kind of cross roads. They are now in their third season with Stefan Koch, but despite reaching three playoffs in a row, it seems like the team has been a bit underachieving especially with the strength of their rosters. The last time, the Dragons won a title was the 2008 Beko BBL cup in Hamburg. Fans are thirsty for a title and the dungeon of Toby the Dragon and the fire inside seems to be getting a tad weaker. The expectations are high despite the average season by the Artland Dragons and this could be that last chance before another rebuilding and possible total restructuring of the roster could happen as it seems to be more the case now a days with professional basketball teams. Recently the 2000 cup winning head coach of the Opel Skyliners announced he wont return to Quackenbruck.

Ratiopharm Ulm had another very strong season not as potent as last season where they finished in second place with a record of 27-7, but this season in third place with a record of 24-10. One cant forget that this season every team was gunning for the Swaben team and that surprise effect like last season wasnt present, plus they had the strain of the Eurocup season. Despite all this, the club was able to play like a top team and the players from last season and head coach Thorsten Leibanath were able to develop further in their functions and as a team as the chemistry stayed intact from last season coupled with the integration of the new players. The club strung together a six, five and four game winning streaks. Their biggest wins of the season were sweeps of Alba Berlin, EWE Baskets Oldenburg and the Artland Dragons. Who could forget the buzzer beater of Keaton Nankivil last season against FC Bayern Munich and this season they beat Germanys most famous team again at home. Ratiopharm Ulm also have a strong offense as they averaged 84 points per game and scored 80 points or more 24 times. Defense isnt their strong suit as they were only able to give up 70 or less points nine times. They kept Bayreuth, Trier and MBC under 50 points and even combined the perfect offense/defense combination beating Giessen 100-46, but then again that is no feat. Giessen surprised them in the Osthalle giving them a hard fought loss, defining the meaning that anything is possible in the Beko BBL.Their strength is their scoring power and depth on offense. With John Bryant and Per Guenther they have a powerful duo with the young German always creating points with his penetration or pick and roll play and the American just makes men look like boys in the paint. With Allan Ray, Steve Esterkamp and Daniel Theis, they have very formidable scorers. They also have unlimited potential from the bench with Philipp Schwethelm, Keaton Nankivil, Lance Jeter and Sebastian Betz. Even when Dane Watts went down for the season with an injury, nobody panicked and the late season pick up of Omar Samhan has added stability to the paint. The late addition of Pro B monster Myles Hesson has been a pleasant surprise as he has given strong minutes. For some a weakness is that the club is too dependent on Bryant, but if you look at the team, there is enough firepower and even if you take away the 10 rebounds per game by Bryant, then the team still has 29 which is what many lower ranked teams average. No matter how the game goes, one is never totally able to take Bryant out of his rhythm. Their defense is also suspect which could be a liability when Artland has good shooting nights and Ulm is not on as much on offense.

The last two seasons the Artland Dragons have been my sleeper team, but each season the y have underachieved. At the start of the season, I had them as one of the deepest teams in the league, but seven months later, they ended the season only in sixth place with a record of 20-14 and remained a riddle why such a talented team couldnt perform better. There were some reasons in that Demond Mallet was injured to start the season and they never had a classic point guard and the big problem of the season was the power forward position as guys came and went like fleas do after having dinner on Beethoven the dog as ex NBA players Ryan Gomes and Dennis Horner as well Andrew Drevo left. Kristaps Valters also played for a few months before having to pack his bags. All in all the club has been searching for a team chemistry and identity all season long, but have always had disturbances of players departing and coming. The team still is a very strong offensive team averaging 77 points per game, but could never go for a very long time with consecutive wins as they had a quick four game winning streak in the first month and after that four three game winning streaks. They actually did have some success against top teams as they beat Alba Berlin and even swept the Brose Baskets Bamberg including being only the third Beko BBL team to do in Bamberg since June 2010 which is definitely something to tell your grand kids. Dragons head coach Stefan Koch has a very strong 11 man rotation and even has started with German Acha Njei, a guy who was usually a garbage time player his whole career. With Branislav Rathkovica, who came recently, they have a classic point guard and with the guard trio of Bryce Taylor, Demond Mallet and Marquez Haynes possibly the best in the Beko BBL. The heart and soul of the team is German Johannes Strasser who is the ultimate team player. The center duo of Anthony King and Petar Popovic is solid and King belongs to the most underrated big men in the league. With Brad Buckman, the team has the perfect power forward who has stepped it up in the last weeks and will need to continue to get touches and shots. Their weakness is that they are still looking for their 100% team chemistry, but that may have been found as they ended the regular season with a three game winning streak beating Bamberg and the red hot Phoenix Hagen.

Ratiopharm Ulm swept the season series as Artland lost 80-69 at home after leading at halftime, but losing control in the second half and then being embarrassed in Ulm 88-60 as the game was already decided at halftime and Artland only mustered eight points in the fourth quarter. In the loss in Ulm, Artland was clobbered on the boards. The duel of the game could be John Bryant-Anthony King. Bryant had Artland for dinner in both games as he scored combined 34 points and 27 rebounds. Artland has to find a way to somehow keep Bryant out of his comfort zone with aggressive post defense and denying him the ball, but that is easier said than done. Both teams have very strong offensive teams and this could be a high scoring series and in the end it will be the team that decides to defend more consistently that will win. Artland needs to change the tempo of the game as well and get out running and try to get Bryant in foul trouble. German Daniel Theis who has been rumoured to have entered the 2013 NBA draft has developed well and even he could have big games if a Bryant has to sit down, not to forget the Egyptian tank Omar Samhan. The Artland Dragons also need a potent Branislav Rathkovica or this could be a short series. All in all ratiopharm is stronger on offense, deeper and has John Bryant They will be too much for the Artland Dragons and win the series 3-1.




Center Duo Jonas Boehm And Finn Goeing Remain With SSV Lok Bernau - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


German Regionaliga team SSV Lok Bernau have announced that they will keep their big man tandem of Jonas Boehm (205-C-88, college: Campbellsville) and Finn Goeing (198-F-88) for another season. Boehm started his career with DBV Charlottenburg (2.Regionalliga) in 2007 and got valuable experience the last four years in the states playing for Campbellsville (NAIA). Last season for SSV Lokomotive Bernau, he played 10 games: 8.0ppg, 7.5rpg. The club also kept wing player Finn Goeing who had played for BV Charlottenburg (Regionalliga) the last four years, but came to Bernau last December where he became an important force averaging 14,5ppg and 7,2rpg. "Together with Friedrich Lotze, Jonas Boehm and Finn Goeing, we have a strong trio at the big positions. We were able to see this strength at the end of last season. I am happy to have kept all three players and I am sure they will give us alot of pleasure on the court", stressed SSV Lok Bernau head coach Rene Schilling.

Source: SSV Lok Bernau



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Sigma Barcellona adds Magounis to their roster, ex Panelefsiniakos - by Eurobasket News

Sigma Barcellona (Lega2) added to their roster 28-year old Greek guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM). He started the season at Panelefsiniakos in Greek A1 league. In 22 A2 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 5.0rpg this season. The last season Magounis played also at Panelefsiniakos (A2) in Greek league. In 28 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Defensive Team. Magounis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Moscow eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 0.6apg.
Magounis has played also professionally for other Greek teams like AEK Athens, Egaleo and A.G.O Rethymno Aegean.
On Magounis: A lefty forward, with great personality and maturity, ready to play at senior level too; great scorer, goes inside without any fear, defends well; needs to add a reliable three point range, because his future s at 2 and 3 positions;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @FCMbasketball)



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Farmer named Player of the Week - by Gianni Pascucci

Bloomington Flex forward Jemal Farmer (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Arkansas) has been named the IBA-PBL Player of the Week, for the week ending May 5, after leading his team to a sweep of a grueling weekend tripleheader. Farmer's weekend was highlighted Friday against the Gary Splash, when he scored a franchise-record 42 points, going 11-15 from the field and 15-16 from the free-throw line, as well as 5-5 from three-point range. On the season, Farmer is averaging 20.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. "This is the kind of player Jamal is, and what we expected when we re-signed him", said A.J. Guyton , Bloomington Flex coach. "He can dominate a game with his athleticism and with his outside shooting, and hes a strong and active defender as well".

The Flex next host the Sauk Valley Predators Saturday, May 11, at U.S. Cellular Coliseum at 7:05 p.m.



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Ricardo Marsh and Anthony Grundy with Duhok in WABA competition - by Ahmad Madwar

Ricardo Marsh (207-F-81, college: ODU) the american forward agreed terms with Duhok club to play with them in WABA competition .. Ricardo will replace Emanuel Willis (205-F/C-84, college: Houston Baptist) the best center in Iraq league recently, Ricardo had experiences in the best leagues in Turkey, Latvia, Ukraine, Japan, NBA, Serbia and Venzuila ..
on other hand, Duhok signed with the American guard Anthony Grundy (189-PG-79, college: N.Carolina St.) to replaced the Serbian forward Vladimir Mijovic, Anthony was supposed to play with Mahram club in last asia cup championship but he had a visa issues .. he had great expirience in Greece, Turkey, Italy, and NBA ..
The Serbian coach of the team Vladimir Bosnjak released with the Serbian player of the team Vladimir Mijovic (207-F-84) by the end of Iraqian league after they failed to help Duhok to reach the final, coach Vladimir replaced by the former coach of the team last season Thamer Mostafa .. and Vladimir the player replaced by another american player ..
anyway this is Ricardo Marsh (207-F-81, college: ODU) Awards/Achievements:
CAA All-Rookie Team -00
2nd Team All-CAA -02
Kosovo LPBK Cup Finalist -04
Kosovo LBPK Regular Season Runner-Up -04
Kosovo LBPK Champion -04
JBL Superleague Semifinals -05
Turkish League All-Stars Game -08
Baltic League (Elite Group) Semifinals -09
Croatian Cup (Kresimir Cosic Cup) Semifinals -10
Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team -10
Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Imports Team -10
Croatian A1 League Semifinals -10
Radivoj Korac (Serbian Cup) Semifinals -11
Eurobasket.com All-Adriatic League 2nd Team -11
Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team -11

and this is Anthony Grundy (189-PG-79, college: N.Carolina St.) Awards/Achievements:
Awards/Achievements:
ACC Tournament Finalist -02
All-ACC 1st Team -02
All-WBA 1st Team -04
All-WBA Defensive Player of the Year -04
Venezuelan LPB Semifinals -05
All-NBA Development League First Team -06
2005-06 The only player in D-League history to score 1,000 points in a single season
Greek League All-Star Game -08, 09
Greek Cup Semifinals -08, 12
Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Honorable Mention -08
Eurobasket.com All-Greek A1 League Honorable Mention -09
Venezuelan LPB Regular Season Runner-Up -10
Venezuelan LPB Finalist -10




Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi Division I League Awards 2012-2013 - by Ahmad Madwar

MVP of the Final: Tracy Robinson (201-F-86, college: Loyola, IL) of Al Kahraba
Player of the Year: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
Guard of the Year: Mychal Kearse (195-G-83, college: Mt.St.Mary's) of Al-Karkh
Swingman of the Year: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
Center of the Year: Emanuel Willis (205-F/C-84, college: Houston Baptist) of Duhok
Import Player of the Year: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
Domestic Player of the Year: Salah Mahdi (206-C-91) of Al Kahraba
Most Improved Player of the Year: Salah Mahdi of Al Kahraba
Coach of the Year: Eugen Ilie of Zakho

1st Team:
PG: Mychal Kearse of Al-Karkh
SG: Jenero Gorgiss (185-G/F-82) of Duhok
SF: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
PF: Emanuel Willis of Duhok
C: Salah Mahdi of Al Kahraba

2nd Team:
G: Jamarr Hardy (191-G-83, college: Lenoir CC) of Al Shurtah
G: Hassan Ali of Al Kahraba
SF: Michael Shamon (192-F-84) of Duhok
PF: Darlon Johnson (206-F-81, college: UNLV) of Al-Karkh
C: Hiram Fuller (206-C-81, college: Fresno St.) of Al Shurtah

3rd Team:
G: Ali Al-Juboori (165-PG-87) of Duhok
G: Jefferson Mason (198-G-88, college: Minnesota St.) of Al-Tadamoun
F: Chris Kaba (203-F-88, college: N.Colorado) of Al-Tadamoun
F: Nigel Byam (201-G/F-87, college: St.Francis, NY) of Al Hilla
C: Malik Nahi (210-C-88) of Al Kahraba

Honorable Mention:
Jonathan Huffman (213-F/C-86, college: Iona) of Al Shurtah
Ricky James (190-G-84, college: Trevecca Naz.) of Nift Al-Janoub
Travis Taylor (206-F/C-86, college: Cape Fear CC) of Nift Al-Janoub
Miljan Medvedj (182-G-79) of Zakho
Aleksandar Belanovic (203-F-77) of Zakho

All-Domestic Players Team:
G: Hassan Ali of Al Kahraba
SG: Jenero Gorgiss of Duhok
SF: Michael Shamon of Duhok
C: Malik Nahi of Al Kahraba
C: Salah Mahdi of Al Kahraba

All-Imports Team:
G: Mychal Kearse of Al-Karkh
G: Jamarr Hardy of Al Shurtah
F: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
F: Darlon Johnson of Al-Karkh
C: Emanuel Willis of Duhok

All-Defensive Team:
G: Miljan Medvedj of Zakho
G: Jefferson Mason of Al-Tadamoun
SF: Tracy Robinson of Al Kahraba
PF: Emanuel Willis of Duhok
C: Salah Mahdi of Al Kahraba



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Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.4 
 2. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.2 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.9 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.1 
 7. Collins, Maccabi17.0 
 8. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.1 
 10. Wright, Maccabi16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.2 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 3. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.9 
 4. Uter, Maccabi9.4 
 5. Thomas, Maccabi9.1 
 6. Wright, Maccabi9.1 
 7. Calathes, Maccabi9.0 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.1 
 4. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.4.8 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.8 
 6. Collins, Maccabi4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 9. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 3. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 5. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 6. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Jones, Bnei H.1.9 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A3.0 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.6 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.6 
 4. Simpson, Maccabi1.5 
 5. Uter, Maccabi1.4 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 8. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.2 
 10. Caracter, Bnei H.1.0 


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

Maccabi T-A - Hapoel T-A 76-68

The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-15. But Hapoel Tel-Aviv won second period 18-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 37-26 including 25 on the defensive glass. The game was dominated by American players. point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) stepped up and scored 23 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!) for the winners and swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) responded with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford) scored 20 points.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: A.Goods 20+1reb+1ast, M.Naor 14+2reb+2ast, D.Stitt 13+5reb+4ast, B.Randle 6+5reb+2ast, C.Kelly 6+6reb, J.Skjoldebrand 5+5reb
Maccabi T-A: R.Hickman 23+4reb+1ast, D.Smith 16+7reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 9+4reb+1ast, G.Pnini 9+3reb+2ast, D.Planinic 5+1reb, Y.Ohayon 5+10reb+1ast
gschID: 240511


Maccabi Haifa - Galil Gilboa 87-85

Galil Gilboa trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 28-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-87 at the end of the game. Maccabi Haifa made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Galil Gilboa outrebounded Maccabi Haifa 37-24 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) fired 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winners. American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) produced 24 points and the other American import guard Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) added 18 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 24+4reb+3ast, R.Sanders 18+9reb+2ast, K.Hayes 13+3reb+1ast, Y.Green 8+6reb, A.Simhon 8+6reb+1ast, D.Yavzuri 6+3reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 20+5reb+5ast, P.Stoll 16+2reb+1ast, P.Calathes 15+7reb+1ast, J.Thomas 10+4reb, G.Mekel 9+3reb+5ast, A.Chubrevich 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 240510


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Rishon 77-79

The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Hapoel Eilat won third quarter 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Maccabi Rishon players scored in double figures. Maccabi Rishon's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) answered with 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) added 11 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Eilat.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 34+7reb+1ast, A.Nissim 15+2reb, L.O'Bannon 11+6reb, E.Holman 7+7reb, E.Skverer 6+1reb, A.Ben-Chimol 4+4reb+5ast
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 21+13reb+2ast, O.Solomon 15+5reb, J.Wright 14+10reb+3ast, A.Ben David 13+4reb+4ast, N.Hanochi 12+3ast, S.Dawson 4+1reb
gschID: 240509


Netanya - Hapoel J-M 80-87

The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 87-80. Hapoel Jerusalem made 30-of-36 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Josh Duncan (203-86) stepped up and scored 26 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and point guard Ronald Steele (187-86, college: Alabama, agency: SportsTalent) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Ramel Bradley (188-85) scored 26 points and 6 assists. Five GreenTops Netanya players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Netanya: R.Bradley 26+1reb+6ast, D.Washington 15+14reb+4ast, R.Morgan 10+6reb+4ast, E.Shulman 10+1reb+3ast, M.Killingsworth 10+5reb+1ast, Y.Orland 5
Hapoel J-M: J.Duncan 26+6reb+4ast, S.Samuels 16+4reb, R.Steele 15+5reb+3ast, E.Kadir 9+6reb, L.Lifshitz 6+1reb+1ast, R.Limonad 6+1reb+5ast
gschID: 240508



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Sigma Barcellona adds Magounis to their roster, ex Panelefsiniakos - by Eurobasket News

Sigma Barcellona (Lega2) added to their roster 28-year old Greek guard Spyros Magounis (200-85, agency: FCM). He started the season at Panelefsiniakos in Greek A1 league. In 22 A2 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 5.0rpg this season. The last season Magounis played also at Panelefsiniakos (A2) in Greek league. In 28 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.6spg. He helped them to win the league title. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek A2 Guard of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Defensive Team. Magounis represented Greece at the European Championships U20 in Moscow eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 0.6apg.
Magounis has played also professionally for other Greek teams like AEK Athens, Egaleo and A.G.O Rethymno Aegean.
On Magounis: A lefty forward, with great personality and maturity, ready to play at senior level too; great scorer, goes inside without any fear, defends well; needs to add a reliable three point range, because his future s at 2 and 3 positions;.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @FCMbasketball)



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Peja reaches the final - by Dren Shporta

Peja has reached the final of the BKT Superleague Play-Off after beating this seasons surprise team, RTV 21.

With a great play from Samir Shaptahovic (174-PG-81) and Dardan Berisha the league leaders have reached the final.

They beat RTV 21 with a great play in the second half, while Samir Shaptahovic scored incredible nine three pointers to break every hope of Teleboys for Game 3.

Dardan Berisha was also great tonight while scoring five from six three point attempts.

On the other side, Kendrick Jones, was the best. Jones, who was awaraded Player Of the Month April in BKT Superleauge scored 26 points that were not enough for another surprise of his team.



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis16.8 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.4 
 3. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.1 
 4. Seibutis, Lietuv.15.1 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai15.0 
 6. Milaknis, Rudupis14.2 
 7. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.13.6 
 8. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.5 
 10. Vene, Rudupis12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.5 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Vene, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Orelikas, Rudupis5.7 
 8. Valeika, Rudupis5.7 
 9. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 10. Dia, Siauliai5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  LSU-Baltai
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.8 
 2. Viskontas, Juvent.4.5 
 3. Jackson, Siauliai4.4 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.2 
 5. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.8 
 6. Dainys, Neptunas3.3 
 7. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.3 
 8. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.3 
 9. Babkauskas, Lietk.3.3 
 10. Lafayette, Zalgir.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 2. Brown, Bucaros2.1 
 3. Malasauskas, LSU-.1.8 
 4. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.1.6 
 5. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 6. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.5 
 8. Lengvinas, Naglis1.4 
 9. Bishop, Nevezis1.4 
 10. Broadus, Neptunas1.4 
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. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 5. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.8 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis0.8 
 7. Vene, Rudupis0.8 
 8. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 9. McClure, Neptunas0.8 
 10. Ramasauskas, Sak.0.7 


NIJT London: Joventut Badalona successfully open Day 1 - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius - Club Joventut Badalona 65:77

Joventut Badalona successfully open Day 1 of the Nike International Tournament in London. The Spanish side overcame Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 77:65 in the first game.
Club Joventut Badalona took 14-13 lead after the first period. They erupted with 21-9 in the second frame and grabbed 35-22 halftime advantage. Moreover the Spanish outfit posted an 18-14 rally in the third quarter and never looked behind. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius managed to win the last quarter 29-24 and reduced to final 12 points.
Alberto Abalde (200-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Jose Nogues (204-PF-95) added 11. Marc Bauza (205-C/F-96) posted 10, while David Iriarte (206-C/F-95) had 9. Gediminas Zalalis (205-C-95) answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Benas Vaitulionis (197-F-95) delivered 12. Rytis Pipiras (200-F-95) and Norbertas Giga (204-C-95) followed them with 10 points each in a loss.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: Gediminas Zalalis 14, Benas Vaitulionis 12, Rytis Pipiras 10, Norbertas Giga 10
Club Joventut Badalona: Alberto Abalde 21, Jose Nogues 11, Marc Bauza 10, David Iriarte 9



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Buducnost keep Dee Bost until 2015 - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost Podgorica have extended their cooperation with Dee Bost (187-G-89, college: Mississippi St.). The guard is expected to play for the Montenegrin powerhouse through 2015. Dee Bost joined Buducnost at the start of the season. It was the first pro contract signature for the guard. Bost averaged 8.3 points, 1.5 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game in Adriatic League. In EuroCup his stats read 7.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per appearance. Dee Bost also delivers 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the Montenegrin League. Dee Bost is the Mississippi State University graduate. He made it into All-SEC 1st Team in his senior season. The guard was also named into NABC Division I All-District 21 2nd Team in 2012.


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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.6 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.5 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.2 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Wade, Miami Heat20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.3 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 8. Parker, San A.7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. Harden, Houston1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 4. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Bogut, Golden S.1.8 


Kevin dillard Most underrated Guard in NBA draft - by Allen Waters

The ability to make adjustments is often an underrated trait in basketball players, and that doesnt solely mean on the court. College players and students constantly have to deal with new situations, and at times, adversity. Kevin Dillard has dealt with a lot of change in the last few years, and he not only handled it, he learned to thrive.

After spending two years in his home state at Southern Illinois, where he averaged over 12 points and 4 assists per game, Dillard decided to transfer to Dayton. While the basketball opportunity was greater, it was not always an easy move.

Southern Illinois was in my comfort zone, said Dillard. All of my friends were there and my family was close. The move to Dayton was going to be full of adjustments, but Dillard so it as an opportunity for growth. I got to meet new people and develop myself in a whole new culture, recalled Dillard. It really helped me with my people skills and gave me a greater sense of independence.

I was closed off growing up, Dillard continued. I really start to let people in and let them see the real me.

After transferring, Dillard had to sit out for a season per NCAA rules, and while it gave him time to work on his game, it also gave him a lot of time to think. While I had to sit out, I would constantly ask myself Will this work out? said Dillard.

At the end of that season, Dayton coach Brian Gregory, who was instrumental in bringing Dillard to Dayton, left to take the head coaching job at Georgia Tech. Once Coach Gregory left, it left me with a whole new set of questions, said Dillard. I wasnt sure what was going to happen next, and was sitting on pins and needles.

Dillard stuck it out and when Archie Miller was named the new head coach, Dillard clicked with him immediately. Coach Miller really helped to expand my skill set, recalled Dillard. While sitting out, I learned a lot by watching the game, such as the xs and os and how to dictate flow. Coach Miller showed me how to translate that to the court as the point guard.

He was able to show all he learned during his two seasons with the Flyers, averaging 14 points and 5 assists during that time. Dillard then had the opportunity to show what he was capable of at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for seniors a few weeks ago. It was really good to play against such great competition and in front of so many NBA scouts, said Dillard. In the A-10 I saw some good guards, but to play against so many new faces was a humbling experience.

Dillard hopes that NBA teams noticed what he can bring to their team. I love being a pass-first point guard, said Dillard. I get a thrill off of doing things like making the pass to the big man so he can score. I can score and shoot also; whatever the teams needs me to do, I will handle it.

With about seven weeks until the NBA Draft, Dillard is busy working on adding some more to his game. I want to get stronger and take my body to another level, explained Dillard. I want to get more explosive, especially on my first step, while working on improving my strengths, my floater and in-between game.

Dillard looks forward to getting more opportunities to show NBA teams what he is capable of in the coming weeks. Im a selfless guy who will give my all in everything I do, said Dillard. Im a workaholic with a passion for the game. Its my world.

The ability to adjust to change brought Dillard a lot and has prepared him for the next steps. I have been through a lot the last five years, and had my fair share of adversity, said Dillard. I wont crack under the pressure. I will give my all to any organization and do whatever it takes to win.
Kevin Dillard (6'0''-PG-89)



Top scoring guards invited to NBA combine - by Allen Waters

With the college season ending less then a month ago, The Pre draft combine is here. But there is one problem with the Combine List. There are two players Names that are missing who should be in the Camp. Guards that are invited are Erick Green #1 Leading Scorer in the country 25.0ppg Green struggled this season trying to lead his team as a Point Guard position with a conference record 13-19 and overall record 4-14. Green leading the Hokies in Scoring but 2n on the team in Turnovers. Nate Wolters #4 22.7 Scoring Guards in the Country Wolters with an impressive season and performance in the tournament leading the jackrabbits to 13-3 conference Record, and 25-10 overall records. But This list is missing One of the Nations Top Scoring Guards in Iona Lamont "Momo"Jones #3 23.0 ppg, Jones, is one of the best point guards in the 2013 NBA draft, At Arizona Jones didnt need to Rack up gaudy points totals because the wildcats offense ran through All-American forward Derrick williams, now a member of the Missestoa Timberwolves. In Iona fast-paced offense,however Jones scoring skills were in demand, so cluess tried to tap into Jones offensive potential,a process that wasnt always easy. Jones lead Arizona to Sweet Sixteen as the Starting point Gaurd, Lead Iona in 2013 as the Point guard to the tounerment for the second year in the row. There was a time Jones was benched last season from coach Cluess because he wasnt taking enough shots. Jones Capped off the 2013 season leading the Gaels to 11-7 conferance record and 20-14 overal record. Jones Received the following.
MAAC Player of the Year (2013)
All-MAAC First Team (2013)
MAAC Tournament MVP (2013)
MAAC All-Tournament Team (2013)
Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (2013)
Metropolitan Players of the year (2013)
Jones was snubbed from the NBA combine after having a solid Performance in the PIT.

Lamont Jones (6'0''-G)
Erick Green (6'3''-PG-91) Nate Wolters (6'4''-G)



Masai Ujiri Named Executive Of The Year - by Eurobasket News

Masai Ujiri has been named the NBA's executive of the year. Ujiri, general manager of the Denver Nuggets, put together a roster that won 57 games. The Nuggets were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in six games by the Golden State Warriors. Ujiri became GM of the Nuggets in 2010 after a stint with the Toronto Raptors as their Director of Global Scouting.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



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Kevin dillard Most underrated Guard in NBA draft - by Allen Waters

The ability to make adjustments is often an underrated trait in basketball players, and that doesnt solely mean on the court. College players and students constantly have to deal with new situations, and at times, adversity. Kevin Dillard has dealt with a lot of change in the last few years, and he not only handled it, he learned to thrive.

After spending two years in his home state at Southern Illinois, where he averaged over 12 points and 4 assists per game, Dillard decided to transfer to Dayton. While the basketball opportunity was greater, it was not always an easy move.

Southern Illinois was in my comfort zone, said Dillard. All of my friends were there and my family was close. The move to Dayton was going to be full of adjustments, but Dillard so it as an opportunity for growth. I got to meet new people and develop myself in a whole new culture, recalled Dillard. It really helped me with my people skills and gave me a greater sense of independence.

I was closed off growing up, Dillard continued. I really start to let people in and let them see the real me.

After transferring, Dillard had to sit out for a season per NCAA rules, and while it gave him time to work on his game, it also gave him a lot of time to think. While I had to sit out, I would constantly ask myself Will this work out? said Dillard.

At the end of that season, Dayton coach Brian Gregory, who was instrumental in bringing Dillard to Dayton, left to take the head coaching job at Georgia Tech. Once Coach Gregory left, it left me with a whole new set of questions, said Dillard. I wasnt sure what was going to happen next, and was sitting on pins and needles.

Dillard stuck it out and when Archie Miller was named the new head coach, Dillard clicked with him immediately. Coach Miller really helped to expand my skill set, recalled Dillard. While sitting out, I learned a lot by watching the game, such as the xs and os and how to dictate flow. Coach Miller showed me how to translate that to the court as the point guard.

He was able to show all he learned during his two seasons with the Flyers, averaging 14 points and 5 assists during that time. Dillard then had the opportunity to show what he was capable of at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament for seniors a few weeks ago. It was really good to play against such great competition and in front of so many NBA scouts, said Dillard. In the A-10 I saw some good guards, but to play against so many new faces was a humbling experience.

Dillard hopes that NBA teams noticed what he can bring to their team. I love being a pass-first point guard, said Dillard. I get a thrill off of doing things like making the pass to the big man so he can score. I can score and shoot also; whatever the teams needs me to do, I will handle it.

With about seven weeks until the NBA Draft, Dillard is busy working on adding some more to his game. I want to get stronger and take my body to another level, explained Dillard. I want to get more explosive, especially on my first step, while working on improving my strengths, my floater and in-between game.

Dillard looks forward to getting more opportunities to show NBA teams what he is capable of in the coming weeks. Im a selfless guy who will give my all in everything I do, said Dillard. Im a workaholic with a passion for the game. Its my world.

The ability to adjust to change brought Dillard a lot and has prepared him for the next steps. I have been through a lot the last five years, and had my fair share of adversity, said Dillard. I wont crack under the pressure. I will give my all to any organization and do whatever it takes to win.
Kevin Dillard (6'0''-PG-89)



Top scoring guards invited to NBA combine - by Allen Waters

With the college season ending less then a month ago, The Pre draft combine is here. But there is one problem with the Combine List. There are two players Names that are missing who should be in the Camp. Guards that are invited are Erick Green #1 Leading Scorer in the country 25.0ppg Green struggled this season trying to lead his team as a Point Guard position with a conference record 13-19 and overall record 4-14. Green leading the Hokies in Scoring but 2n on the team in Turnovers. Nate Wolters #4 22.7 Scoring Guards in the Country Wolters with an impressive season and performance in the tournament leading the jackrabbits to 13-3 conference Record, and 25-10 overall records. But This list is missing One of the Nations Top Scoring Guards in Iona Lamont "Momo"Jones #3 23.0 ppg, Jones, is one of the best point guards in the 2013 NBA draft, At Arizona Jones didnt need to Rack up gaudy points totals because the wildcats offense ran through All-American forward Derrick williams, now a member of the Missestoa Timberwolves. In Iona fast-paced offense,however Jones scoring skills were in demand, so cluess tried to tap into Jones offensive potential,a process that wasnt always easy. Jones lead Arizona to Sweet Sixteen as the Starting point Gaurd, Lead Iona in 2013 as the Point guard to the tounerment for the second year in the row. There was a time Jones was benched last season from coach Cluess because he wasnt taking enough shots. Jones Capped off the 2013 season leading the Gaels to 11-7 conferance record and 20-14 overal record. Jones Received the following.
MAAC Player of the Year (2013)
All-MAAC First Team (2013)
MAAC Tournament MVP (2013)
MAAC All-Tournament Team (2013)
Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (2013)
Metropolitan Players of the year (2013)
Jones was snubbed from the NBA combine after having a solid Performance in the PIT.

Lamont Jones (6'0''-G)
Erick Green (6'3''-PG-91) Nate Wolters (6'4''-G)



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2013 Shootout Brackets Unveiled - by Sanjey Noriega

From: goseawolves.com

ANCHORAGE The University of Alaska Anchorage has unveiled the pairings for the 2013 Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout and announced updates to both the mens and women's fields, UAA athletic director Dr. Steve Cobb announced Thursday.

This years Shootout is scheduled for Nov. 26-30 at Sullivan Arena, starting with women's first-round action on Tuesday night and concluding with the mens championship on Saturday. Host UAA will open against UC Riverside on the women's side and Texas Christian on the men's to begin their respective tournaments.

Nicholls State rounds out the four-team women's field, joining Georgetown, UC Riverside and six-time champion Alaska Anchorage. Meanwhile, there has been a change in the eight-team mens field, with Green Bay replacing Iowa.

Georgetown and Nicholls State will kick off the women's action at 6 p.m. Tuesday, followed by UCR against UAA.

The 36th annual men's Shootout tips off Wednesday night with a first-round game between Indiana State Warriors and Tulsa, followed by the Seawolves against TCU of the Big 12 Conference. Thanksgiving evening features Pepperdine against Green Bay in the early game, while Harvard fresh off its first-ever NCAA victory faces another 2012-13 conference champion, Denver, in the late contest. Tip-off times and television coverage will be announced later.

Five of this years men's teams went to postseason play this March, including an NCAA 3rd Round appearance for Harvard and an NIT trip for Indiana State Warriors. Georgetown's visit marks the fourth time in five women's Shootouts that a member of the powerful Big East Conference will come north.

The Shootout is the longest-running regular-season college basketball tournament in the nation, taking place every Thanksgiving in Anchorage since 1978.

Here is a quick look at the 2013 fields:

WOMEN
Alaska Anchorage
Nickname: Seawolves
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic (GNAC)
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 17-10 overall, 11-7 GNAC (t-3rd)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Ryan McCarthy, 2nd season
Previous Shootout Appearances (Titles): All (1990, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009)

Georgetown
Nickname: Hoyas
Location: Washington, D.C.
Conference: Big East
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 15-16/5-11 (t-11th)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Keith Brown, 2nd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Nicholls State
Nickname: Lady Colonels
Location: Thibodaux, La.
Conference: Southland
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 19-11/11-7 (t-4th)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: DoBee Plaisance, 6th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

UC Riverside
Nickname: Highlanders
Location: Riverside, Calif.
Conference: Big West
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 18-18/4-14 (10th)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: John Margaritis, 10th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

MEN
Alaska Anchorage
Nickname: Seawolves
Location: Anchorage, Alaska
Conference: Great Northwest Athletic (GNAC)
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 18-9/11-7 (3rd)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Rusty Osborne, 10th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: All (35-70)

Denver
Nickname: Pioneers
Location: Denver, Colo.
Conference: Summit League
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 22-10/16-2 (t-1st in WAC)
2013 Postseason: NIT 2nd Round
Head Coach: Joe Scott, 7th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Harvard
Nickname: Crimson
Location: Cambridge, Mass.
Conference: Ivy League
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 20-10/11-3 (1st)
2013 Postseason: NCAA 3rd Round
Head Coach: Tommy Amaker, 7th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Green Bay
Nickname: Phoenix
Location: Green Bay, Wis.
Conference: Horizon League
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 18-16/10-6 (t-3rd)
2013 Postseason: CIT 1st Round
Head Coach: Brian Wardle, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: 1993 (6th)

Indiana State Warriors
Nickname: Sycamores
Location: Terre Haute, Ind.
Conference: Missouri Valley
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 18-15/9-9 (5th)
2013 Postseason: NIT 1st Round
Head Coach: Greg Lansing, 4th season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

Pepperdine
Nickname: Waves
Location: Malibu, Calif.
Conference: West Coast
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 12-18/4-12 (t-7th)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Marty Wilson, 3rd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: 1978 (3rd)

Texas Christian
Nickname: Horned Frogs
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Conference: Big 12
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 11-21/2-16 (12th)
2013 Postseason: None
Head Coach: Trent Johnson, 2nd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: 1995 (8th)

Tulsa
Nickname: Golden Hurricane
Location: Tulsa, Okla.
Conference: Conference USA
2012-13 Overall/Conf. Record (Place): 17-16/8-8 (6th)
2013 Postseason: CBI 1st Round
Head Coach: Danny Manning, 2nd season
Previous Shootout Appearances: None

2013 CARRS/SAFEWAY GREAT ALASKA SHOOTOUT
Sullivan Arena Anchorage, Alaska
All times TBA (Alaska 4 hours behind EST)

Womens Schedule
Tuesday, Nov. 26 First Round
Nicholls State vs Georgetown
UC Riverside vs Alaska Anchorage
Wednesday, Nov. 27 First Round
3rd Place NSU/GU loser vs UCR/UAA loser
Championship NSU/GU winner vs UCR/UAA winner

Mens Schedule
Wednesday, Nov. 27 First Round
Game 1 Tulsa vs Indiana State Warriors
Game 2 Texas Christian vs Alaska Anchorage
Thursday, Nov. 28 First Round
Game 3 Pepperdine vs Green Bay
Game 4 Denver vs Harvard
Friday, Nov. 29 Consolation Semifinals & Semifinals
Game 5 Tulsa/ISU loser vs TCU/UAA loser
Game 6 Pepp./GB loser vs DU/Harvard loser
Game 7 Tulsa/ISU winner vs TCU/UAA winner
Game 8 Pepp./GB winner vs DU/Harvard winner
Saturday, Nov. 30
7th/8th-place Game 5 loser vs Game 6 loser
4th/6th-place Game 5 winner vs Game 6 winner
3rd/5th-place Game 7 loser vs Game 8 loser
Championship Game 7 winner vs Game 8 winner




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  PHILIPPINES   

PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.6 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.23.9 
 3. Macklin, Barang.23.0 
 4. Bowles, San M.22.7 
 5. Sundov, Rain o.22.1 
 6. David, Global Port21.9 
 7. Dozier, Alaska Aces21.2 
 8. Brock, Guayama21.2 
 9. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
 10. Castro, Talk N T.14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces17.2 
 2. Brock, Guayama16.0 
 3. Dawson, Meralco16.0 
 4. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.4 
 5. Bowles, San M.14.8 
 6. Macklin, Barang.14.6 
 7. Sundov, Rain o.12.5 
 8. Abueva, Alaska Ac.8.9 
 9. Pingris, San M.7.6 
 10. Santos, Petron B.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ross, Meralco9.2 
 2. Mercado, Global P.8.1 
 3. Casio, Alaska Aces5.2 
 4. Cabagnot, Petron5.2 
 5. Alapag, Talk N Te.5.0 
 6. Tenorio, Barang.4.9 
 7. Urbiztondo, Barang.4.7 
 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, Meralco1.8 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.6 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.5 
 7. Urbiztondo, Barang.1.4 
 8. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 9. Arboleda, Air21 E.1.1 
 10. Lee, Rain or Shine1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.7 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.4 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.1 
 4. Dawson, Meralco1.9 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Brock, Guayama1.4 
 7. Macklin, Barang.1.0 
 8. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 9. Devance, San M.0.8 
 10. Pennisi, Barako B.0.8 



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Fos Ouest signs Frank Turner, ex Trefl Sopot - by Eurobasket News

Fos Ouest Provence Basket (ProB) signed 25-year old American point guard Frank Turner (178-88, college: Canisius, agency: Court Side). He started the season at Trefl Sopot in Polish TBL league. In 36 games he had 13.4ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.3apg and 1.2spg this season. He helped them to win the supercup. Turner also played 6 games in Eurocup where he recorded 12.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 5.7apg. The last season he played at Eiffel Towers Den Bosch (Eredivisie) in Dutch league. In 41 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.6apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 5). He contributed to his team winning the league title despite they ended the regular season at the second place. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Turner has played also professionally in APBL (Buffalo S.).
He attended Canisius College until 2010 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 13-5 
 2. Ponce 11-6 
 3. Guayama 10-6 
 4. Quebradillas 9-8 
 5. Mayaguez 9-8 
 6. Humacao 8-9 
 7. Guaynabo 7-9 
 8. Arecibo 7-9 
 9. Bayamon 5-12 
 10. San German 5-12 

Regular Season: Round 19

May. 8: Ponce - Quebradillas 90-82
May. 9: Bayamon - Santurce 85-100
May. 8: Mayaguez - Guaynabo 103-78
May. 9: San German - Humacao 101-85

Regular Season: Round 20

May. 10: Arecibo - Mayaguez
May. 10: Quebradillas - Guayama
May. 10: Ponce - Bayamon


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 22
 1. Harris, Ponce22.0 
 2. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.7 
 3. Hickerson, San G.19.6 
 4. Gainous, Bayamon18.8 
 5. Carmona, Humacao18.8 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon18.3 
 7. Brown, Humacao17.6 
 8. Vassallo, Arecibo17.4 
 9. Efejuku, Mayaguez17.2 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Harris, Ponce10.5 
 2. Ramos, Arecibo10.0 
 3. Phillip, San German9.4 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.8.7 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon8.5 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo8.4 
 8. Garcia, San German8.0 
 9. Williams, Santurce7.6 
 10. Gainous, Bayamon7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.2 
 3. Rivera, Ponce5.1 
 4. Coronado, Guayama4.4 
 5. Garcia, Quebradill.4.2 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 7. Mojica, Bayamon3.7 
 8. Pagan, Santurce3.6 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.2 
 3. Mojica, Bayamon1.7 
 4. Rivera, Ponce1.5 
 5. Rodriguez, Guayama1.5 
 6. Santiago, Ponce1.4 
 7. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.4 
 8. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 9. Strong, San German1.3 
 10. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Guaya.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Harrellson, Guaya.1.8 
 2. Penn, Humacao1.6 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Lee, Quebradillas1.4 
 5. Mata, Quebradillas1.3 
 6. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 7. Harris, Ponce1.1 
 8. Brock, Guayama1.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon0.9 
 10. Scott, Humacao0.9 


Leones beat Piratas on Diogu's impressive Performance - by Luis Ramirez

Ike Diogu (204-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.) was unstoppable last night as the Ponce Leones won 90-82 over the Quebradillas Piratas. The Leones got out in front from the 1st quarter and never looked back. The first quarter ended 22-12. In the 2nd quarter the Leones had a 15 point advantage as the half ended 43-28. In the 2nd half the Leones continued to stretch their lead but in the 4th quarter the Piratas got help from Carmelo lee who drained 5 three pointers to cut the lead and give the few piratas fans who were in attendance some hope of coming back. Fortuna and Apocada from the Leones put a stop to that as they both drained crucial 3 pointers in the final minutes of the game to put the game from reach for the Piratas.

For Ponce, Ike Diogu scored 27 points with 15 rebounds and he was followed by Mike Harris who scored 25 points and 9 rebounds. For Quebradillas, Kevin Lisch scored 27 points followed by Carmelo Lee with 17 points.

In other BSN action last night the Mayaguez Indios routed the Guaynabo Mets with a score of 103-78. For Mayaguez 6 players scored in double figures with Cliff Duran and Weyinmi Efejuke Rose both scoring 15 points. For Guaynabo, Joey Graham scored 12 points with Larry Ayuso scoring 11 points.




Guayama says that Balkman plays on Friday - by Marcos Carlo

Brujos de Guayama said that forward Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) returned to Guayama and plays Friday against Piratas de Quebradillas.

Balkman played last Saturday against Ponce putting 9 points and 4 rebounds in a 79-73 win. During the game he had some words with coach Juan Cardona and was separated from the team.

It seems that Guayama fixed things with Balkman, especially after a two-game losing skid against Mayaguez and Arecibo. In both games they were crushed on the rebounding department and had defensive problems inside.

Guayama is in third place with a 10-6 record and is 8-1 at Roque Nido Coliseum. They need inside players and Balkman could fill that role. Brujos also have Kevin Young who just came out of Kansas but have used him in only one game.



Santurce delivers basketball clinic in Bayamon - by Luis Modestti


Cangrejeros de Santurce dominated Vaqueros de Bayamon 100-85 in what has an impressive display of basketball from start to finish.

Santurce had a great day from the field, shooting 73% from two points, 48% from three and 91% from the free throw line.

All the players from Santurce came prepared to win, showing great synchronization on offense and a defensive determination to dominate from the start.

The first quarter ended 27-16 in favor of Santurce and after 20 minutes the score was 60-40. Santurce shot 83% from the field and 75% from three. Ricky Sanchez led the way with 16 points and Alexander Galindo (200-F-85, college: FIU) 12.

In the third quarter it was more of the same and finished with a 32 point lead. Bayamon had 31 points in the final quarter but they needed more than that.

Galindo ended with 22 points, Sanchez 19 and Leon Williams 18. Santurce has a 13-5 record and sit comfortably in first place.

Bayamon had Terrence Shannon with 17 points and James Maye added 16.

San German stopped their six-game losing skid by beating Caciques-Gigantes 101-85. Victor Liz had 24 points, Leroy Hickerson 23 and Darren Phillip had a good debut with 18 points and 10 boards.

Atleticos improve to 5-12 while Caciques-Gigantes are 8-9.

Games for Friday, May 10:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas
Vaqueros de Bayamon at Leones de Ponce
Indios de Mayaguez at Capitanes de Arecibo

All games begin at 8:00 p.m.



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Louis DARBY
  Rovinari
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Darby, Rovinari20.7 
 2. Martinic, CSM B.20.3 
 3. Petty, Giurgiu19.0 
 4. Shepherd, CSM B.18.7 
 5. Wisseh, Rovinari18.6 
 6. Barac, Pitesti17.3 
 7. Horton, Timba Timi.17.3 
 8. Jovanovic, Timisoa.16.3 
 9. Brown, Timba Timis.16.1 
 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.9.1 
 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. Cuic, Targu Mures6.8 
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. Cuic, Targu Mures5.5 
 5. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 6. Martinic, CSM B.5.2 
 7. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.2 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.6 
 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. Dixon, Dinamo B.2.3 
 4. Jones, Hub Jets2.0 
 5. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 6. Mandache, Gaz M.1.8 
 7. Barac, Pitesti1.7 
 8. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 9. Burrell, Giurgiu1.7 
 10. Wisseh, Rovinari1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragusin, Craiova2.1 
 2. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.6 
 3. Adebayo, Targu M.1.4 
 4. Kickingstall., Tim.1.4 
 5. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.3 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.1 
 7. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 8. Kinloch, Pitesti1.0 
 9. Barro, Targu Mures1.0 
 10. Knutson, CSU Sib.0.9 


Standings - D2

Liga I Semifinals Standings
 1. Concordia 2-0 
 2. Steaua 2-0 
 3. CSU Galati 1-1 
 4. Politehnica 1-1 
 5. Stiinta B. 0-2 
 6. Vabova 0-2 
Stage Two Standings

Semi-Finals: Round 3

May. 17: Steaua - Politehnica
May. 17: Vabova - CSU Galati
May. 17: Stiinta B. - Concordia


Ploiesti advanced to the Final - by Eurobasket News

Ploiesti - Oradea 85-72 (3-1)

Ploiesti advanced to the Final with a 85:72 win. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Oradea managed to win fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ploiesti forced 20 Oradea turnovers. 30 personal fouls committed by Oradea helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Vladimir Tica (208-81, agency: BeoExcell) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-81, college: Louisville, agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Five Ploiesti players scored in double figures. Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) replied with 22 points and Serbian forward Zarko Comagic (201-85, college: N.Arizona) added 15 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Oradea.
Top scorers:
Ploiesti: V.Tica 19+12reb+1ast, A.Mohammed 16+6reb+4ast, V.Stanescu 13+9reb+3ast, P.Miletic 10+1reb+1ast, A.Tudor 10+1reb+2ast, A.Vlahovic 7+1ast
Oradea: D.Dillon 22+3reb+1ast, Z.Comagic 15+7reb+3ast, W.Franklin 14+1ast, N.Maric 7+5reb+5ast, M.Pesic 6+4reb+4ast, B.Tibirna 4+3reb
gschID: 240696



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  RUSSIA   


Dmitry Golovin extends contract with Nizhny Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

Dmitry Golovin (192-F-88) has extended his contract with Nizhny Novgorod. The new deal is meant for two seasons. The forward tallies 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in PBL this season. In VTB League Dmitry Golovin delivers 6.3 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds per appearance. Previously Golovin had stints with CSKA junior team, Khimky-2, TEMP-SUMZ Revda and Unics Kazan. He was the member of the Russian U20 and University National Teams.


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Boban Marjanovic gets MVP of the Week award for Serbian A League (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Former international center Boban Marjanovic (222-C-88, agency: Beo Basket) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Mega Vizura and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9 (Second Stage).
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 22 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Konstantin (#8, 1-8) 79-70. Mega Vizura maintains the 2nd position in Serbian A League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Second Stage. Mega Vizura will need more victories to improve their 7-2 record. Marjanovic turned to be Mega Vizura's top player in his first season with the team. Marjanovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (5th best: 16.9ppg) and averages solid 1.5bpg and 70.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dasic (208-PF-88) of Metalac. Dasic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Metalac lost that game 66-86 to slightly higher-ranked Radnicki KG (#5, 5-4). Metalac managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. 7 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Metalac managed to get this Second Stage. Dasic is one of the most experienced players at Metalac and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) of Crvena Zvezda (#3). Rakocevic scored 27 points. He was a key player of Crvena Zvezda, leading his team to a 76-69 win against #1 ranked Partizan in a game of the week. Crvena Zvezda needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 3 lost games. Rakocevic has a very solid season. In 9 games in Serbia he scored 19.0ppg. He also has 3.3apg, FGP: 60.0% and 3PT: 50.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82) of Radnicki KG - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nikola Jevtovic (208-F/C-89) of Sloboda Uzice - 12 points and 4 rebounds
6. DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85) of Crvena Zvezda - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Novica Velickovic (205-F-86) of Mega Vizura - 13 points and 6 rebounds
8. Uros Nikolic (207-F/C-87) of Radnicki KG - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Stefan Stojacic (194-F-89) of Vojvodina - 12 points and 4 rebounds
10. Mile Ilic (215-C-84) of Vojvodina - 13 points and 5 rebounds

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



NIJT London: Crvena Zvezda edged Team China in Day 1 - by Eurobasket News

Team China - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 61:86

Crvena Zvezda edged Team China in Day 1 of the Nike International Tournament in London. The Serbian side rolled over the Asian representative 86:61.
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade did not waste time and immediately took the lead in the game. They won the first period 24-10 and never looked behind after. Team China cut the margin to 11 points at the halftime as they won the second frame 19-16. Crvena Zvezda however pushed the tempo for good in the third quarter and after 23-11 in it increased to 63:40 lead. The European side added 23-21 rally in the last quarter for the final result.
Dusan Ristic (206-C-95) and Marko Tejic (209-C/F-95) paced all the winners with 18 points each. Dorde Kaplanovic (209-C/F-95) and Nikola Rebic (186-PG-95) followed them with 11 points each. Li Jinglong (195-F-95) notched 19 points in the losing effort and Jiang KaiYi (206-F-88) scored 11. Heng YiFeng (194-F-95) and Wu Qian (190-G-94) brought 10 points each in a loss.

Team China: Li Jinglong 19, Jiang KaiYi 11, Heng YiFeng 10, Wu Qian 10
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade: Dusan Ristic 18, Marko Tejic 18, Dorde Kaplanovic 11, Nikola Rebic 11



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  SPAIN   


NIJT London: Barcelona fire past Team London - by Eurobasket News

IJT Barcelona Regal - IJT Team London 69:58

Barcelona Regal claimed the opening win at the London Stage of the Nike International Junior Tournament. The Spaniards outgunned their opponents from Team London. Adria Cantenys (200-F-95) stepped up with 15 points for Barcelona.
The Spanish team executed near-perfect defence in the first half. They held Team London to 15 points in the first quarter to take a 4-point lead. Team Lodnon managed just 7 points in the second term to face a 22:46 deficit at halftime. Barcelona Regal kept Team London at bay throughout the third term. They piled up a 62:37 advantage into the fourth period. But Team London refused to surrender. They went on a 21:7 rally in the fourth frame to give some scary moments for the Spanish team late in regulation. Xavier Moix (190-SG-95) delivered 14 points, while Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) added 10 points for the winners. Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) responded with 12 points for Team London. Luke Nelson (189-G-95) banked 11 points in the losing case.

IJT Barcelona Regal: Adria Cantenys 15, Xavier Moix 14, Marc Garcia 10
IJT Team London: Kingsley Okoroh 12, Luke Nelson 11



NIJT London: Joventut Badalona successfully open Day 1 - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius - Club Joventut Badalona 65:77

Joventut Badalona successfully open Day 1 of the Nike International Tournament in London. The Spanish side overcame Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 77:65 in the first game.
Club Joventut Badalona took 14-13 lead after the first period. They erupted with 21-9 in the second frame and grabbed 35-22 halftime advantage. Moreover the Spanish outfit posted an 18-14 rally in the third quarter and never looked behind. Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius managed to win the last quarter 29-24 and reduced to final 12 points.
Alberto Abalde (200-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Jose Nogues (204-PF-95) added 11. Marc Bauza (205-C/F-96) posted 10, while David Iriarte (206-C/F-95) had 9. Gediminas Zalalis (205-C-95) answered with 14 points in the losing effort and Benas Vaitulionis (197-F-95) delivered 12. Rytis Pipiras (200-F-95) and Norbertas Giga (204-C-95) followed them with 10 points each in a loss.

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius: Gediminas Zalalis 14, Benas Vaitulionis 12, Rytis Pipiras 10, Norbertas Giga 10
Club Joventut Badalona: Alberto Abalde 21, Jose Nogues 11, Marc Bauza 10, David Iriarte 9



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  SYRIA   


Al Jeish to play in WABA !! - by Tarek Burhan

Al Jeish club will play in WABA, the decision taken by the Head coach Imad Othman and the management of the club .. Despite the difficult situation what Syria living in it right now ..
Al Jeish decided to play in this competition after, the last appearance for Syrian Club in WABA competition was two years ago after Al-Jalaa withdraw in final game of WABA Cup
due break the rules and changing on the final game court

Al Jeish lost a couple of players who played with the team last season, and the team will play with local players only without any foreign player .. We wish good luck for the club to
shown in good performance



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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.4 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.7 
 3. Penney, TED K.18.1 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.7 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Theodore, Antalya15.8 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.7 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.6 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.5 
 2. Yucel, TED K.11.1 
 3. Francis, Aliaga9.9 
 4. Elonu, Tofas7.8 
 5. Stimac, Banvit BK7.5 
 6. Prince, Mersin7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.7.1 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.7 
 9. Heytvelt, Tofas6.3 
 10. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.1 
 2. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 3. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 4. Theodore, Antalya4.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.6 
 6. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.4 
 7. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.4 
 8. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu4.3 
 10. Burtt, Avtodor4.2 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Mersin
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Prince, Mersin1.9 
 2. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 3. Theodore, Antalya1.7 
 4. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 5. Markoishvili, Gala.1.5 
 6. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu1.4 
 8. Ermis, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 9. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 10. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.7 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 4. Elonu, Tofas1.1 
 5. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 6. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 7. Plisnic, TED K.0.9 
 8. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 
 9. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 
 10. Prince, Mersin0.8 



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  UKRAINE   


Dwayne Mitchell leaves Mykolaiv - by Eurobasket News

Dwayne Mitchell (196-G/F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: La-Lafayette) will not play for MBC Mykolaiv next season. The team opted not to prolong the deal with the US player. Dwayne Mitchell joined the team at the start of the season. The guard notched 13.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in Superleague. Last season Dwayne Mitchell played in Israel. He was the member of Ironi Ashkelon squad. The guard posted 15.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.7 steals per game in Premier League. Dwayne Mitchell participated at the Premier League All-Star Game. The player also earned All-Israeli Premier League Honourable Mention. Previously he had stints in Israel, D-League and France. He was trumped All-Israeli League Player of the Year in 2011.


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Sullivan stays - by Paul Nilsen

Leicester Riders have made their first huge step in building their squad for the 2013/14 season, be re-signing the Molten BBL Player of the Season, Drew Sullivan.

The 6 foot 8 inch Great Britain captain capped a stunning season, after he lead the national team at the London Olympics, by helping Riders to their first ever League Championship, the BBL Cup and the BBL Play-offs. He was also selected as Playoff Final MVP, when Riders were surprisingly comfortable winners over the powerhouse Newcastle Eagles.

For Sullivan, it was a relatively easy decision, "From my standpoint, and at this stage of my career, continuity is very important. We have had a great season, but I have really enjoyed being with my team mates and seeing the way the potential of this team has been realized."

"I believe great teams are built by getting the right guys with the correct mentality together, and in my nearly two seasons with the Riders, we have seen that progression. It is great seeing players like Jamell Anderson and Connor Washington progress, and the team work and support from solid guys like Barry Lamble and Yorick Williams, and with the new guys brought in last season, we were able to deliver some outstanding results."

"I am also hopeful my signing will be a message to other guys in the team that the Riders are a team going places, and we should not be content with what we have achieved so far. This team can get better. I am very comfortable with the Club, I really appreciate all the support we get from the fans and in the community, so it feels absolutely right."

Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro was delighted to get Sullivan committed to the Club, "Drew was the best in the BBL last season, bar none. He delivered an outstanding level of performance night in and night out, and really set the bar very high for the other guys. I am absolutely delighted he is coming back for his third season with the Riders."

"Drew gives so many things to the team, and adjusts his game to the demands of the team and the demands of winning that it is really hard to think about how to replace him. Now I have the easier task - how to build around him. It was a crucial signing for us."



NIJT London: Barcelona fire past Team London - by Eurobasket News

IJT Barcelona Regal - IJT Team London 69:58

Barcelona Regal claimed the opening win at the London Stage of the Nike International Junior Tournament. The Spaniards outgunned their opponents from Team London. Adria Cantenys (200-F-95) stepped up with 15 points for Barcelona.
The Spanish team executed near-perfect defence in the first half. They held Team London to 15 points in the first quarter to take a 4-point lead. Team Lodnon managed just 7 points in the second term to face a 22:46 deficit at halftime. Barcelona Regal kept Team London at bay throughout the third term. They piled up a 62:37 advantage into the fourth period. But Team London refused to surrender. They went on a 21:7 rally in the fourth frame to give some scary moments for the Spanish team late in regulation. Xavier Moix (190-SG-95) delivered 14 points, while Marc Garcia (197-SF-96) added 10 points for the winners. Kingsley Okoroh (213-C-95) responded with 12 points for Team London. Luke Nelson (189-G-95) banked 11 points in the losing case.

IJT Barcelona Regal: Adria Cantenys 15, Xavier Moix 14, Marc Garcia 10
IJT Team London: Kingsley Okoroh 12, Luke Nelson 11



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  VENEZUELA   

Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 34-10 
 2. Cocodrilos 28-15 
 3. Gigantes 25-22 
 4. Gaiteros 24-21 
 5. Bucaneros 22-23 
 6. Trotamundos 21-23 
 7. Guaros 20-25 
 8. Guaiqueries 17-26 
 9. Toros 16-28 
 10. Panteras 16-30 

Regular Season: Round 41

May. 6: Toros - Gaiteros 89-92
May. 8: Panteras - Gaiteros 88-94
May. 6: Guaros - Cocodrilos 83-88
May. 7: Gigantes - Bucaneros 82-86
May. 7: Guaros - Cocodrilos 81-93
May. 7: Guaiqueries - Marinos 79-94
May. 8: Gigantes - Bucaneros 68-66

Regular Season: Round 42

May. 9: Guaiqueries - Marinos
May. 10: Guaiqueries - Marinos
May. 10: Bucaneros - Panteras
May. 11: Panteras - Bucaneros
May. 12: Cocodrilos - Trotamundos
May. 12: Gaiteros - Toros


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Edward SANTANA
  Gaiteros
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Santana, Gaiteros22.5 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.20.9 
 3. Martinez, Guaros20.7 
 4. Walker, Gigantes20.4 
 5. Pena, Toros20.2 
 6. Bailey, Panteras17.9 
 7. Hornsby, Bucaneros17.6 
 8. Horton, Panteras17.2 
 9. Silva, Gaiteros16.9 
 10. Johnson, Toros16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Martinez, Guaros12.8 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros10.3 
 3. Massie, Panteras9.9 
 4. Colmenares, Cocod.9.1 
 5. Johnson, Toros8.3 
 6. Riley, Bucaneros8.2 
 7. Bethelmy, Cocodril.7.3 
 8. Urbina, Toros6.4 
 9. Feeley, Gigantes6.2 
 10. Sucre, Marinos5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Marinos
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Vargas, Marinos6.3 
 2. Pena, Toros5.2 
 3. Elliott, Cocodrilos4.9 
 4. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.4 
 5. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.3 
 6. Fortson, Trotamun.4.1 
 7. Cubillan, Trotamun.3.9 
 8. Guillent, Guaros3.8 
 9. Martinez, Guaros3.3 
 10. Herrera, Panteras3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Bucaneros
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Riley, Bucaneros3.9 
 2. Horton, Panteras3.3 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.9 
 4. Johnson, Toros2.6 
 5. Vargas, Marinos2.4 
 6. Pena, Toros2.4 
 7. Elliott, Cocodrilos2.2 
 8. Feeley, Gigantes2.2 
 9. Centeno, Cocodrilos2.1 
 10. Wade, Toros1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristoffer LANG
  Cocodrilos
  (211-F/C-79)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lang, Cocodrilos1.8 
 2. Feeley, Gigantes1.4 
 3. Johnson, Toros1.1 
 4. Martinez, Guaros0.9 
 5. Santana, Gaiteros0.8 
 6. Bayona, Bucaneros0.8 
 7. Mason, Guaros0.8 
 8. Riley, Bucaneros0.7 
 9. Osorio, Panteras0.6 
 10. Bethelmy, Cocodri.0.6 



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


Dmitry Golovin extends contract with Nizhny Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

Dmitry Golovin (192-F-88) has extended his contract with Nizhny Novgorod. The new deal is meant for two seasons. The forward tallies 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game in PBL this season. In VTB League Dmitry Golovin delivers 6.3 points, 2.5 assists and 1.9 rebounds per appearance. Previously Golovin had stints with CSKA junior team, Khimky-2, TEMP-SUMZ Revda and Unics Kazan. He was the member of the Russian U20 and University National Teams.



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Women News


Jo Hill will stay with Adelaide Lightning - by Eurobasket News

Jo Hill (182-F/G-73) will stay with Adelaide Lightning for the next season. The Australian experienced player will continue with the squad.
In 2004-2005 she appeared for Acis-Sufi Leon (Spain-LFB, starting five) and averaged 12.2ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.5apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 45.6%, 3FGP: 19.5%. In 2005-2006 moved to USP CEU - Adecco Estudiantes and two seasons after played for Extrugasa. In Nov.'09 signed at Townsville Fire (WNBL) and after 18 games showed 8.7ppg, 4.6rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 82.2%.
In 2010-2011 appeared for Townsville Fire (WNBL, starting five) and had 13.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.0%, 3PT-2 (57.1%), FT: 84.4%. The last two seasons she plays for North Adelaide Rockets (ABA, starting five) and Adelaide Link Lightning (WNBL). In 2012-2013 for Adelaide Link Lightning (WNBL) her stats read 8.1ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.2%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 85.2%.
She reached Australian WNBL Semifinals -10, 12, 13 and was mentioned at Australiabasket.com All-Australian WNBL Honorable Mention -11. Jo Hill became Australian WNBL Regular Season Champion -12.



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  BOTSWANA   


Police women go up against |Dolphins Women - by Peter Ubakar

League games continue in the Botswana league as police women will be up against Dolphins at the Ub courts . Dolphins women who are a new team in the league will attemept to upset the defending champions from last season. Their coach Mr Shalosh masetse indicated that his team is a young team and are still gowing and will get better in the long run and are targting next season for the team to have developed.


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  BRAZIL   


Carina Felippus signs at Santo Andre - by Eurobasket News

Santo Andre/Semasa (LBF) landed 34-year old former international center Carina Felippus (184-74kg-79). She played recently at Americana (LBF)the team from Santo Andre. In 12 games she averaged 6.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.3apg this season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Among other achievements Felippus won Paulista League championship title in 2012. She received also Latinbasket.com All-LBF League Honorable Mention award in 2011. Felippus represented Brazil at the South American Championships for Clubs Winner last year.
She has played previously for three other Brazil teams: Ourinhos, Poty/Acucar and Guarulhos.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Santo Andre adds Vasconcelos to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Santo Andre/Semasa (LBF) added to their roster 32-year old ex-international swingman Bethania Vasconcelos (179-67kg-81). She just played at Maranhao (LBF)the team from Santo Andre. In 9 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.6apg (top 5) this season. Vasconcelos' team made it to the LBF Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as she was voted Latinbasket.com All-LBF League Honorable Mention in 2011. Vasconcelos was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team two years ago.
She has played previously for another Brazilian team Ourinhos.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Santo Andre adds Vasconcelos to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Santo Andre/Semasa (LBF) added to their roster 32-year old ex-international swingman Bethania Vasconcelos (179-67kg-81). She just played at Maranhao (LBF)the team from Santo Andre. In 9 games she recorded 4.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 2.6apg (top 5) this season. Vasconcelos' team made it to the LBF Semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as she was voted Latinbasket.com All-LBF League Honorable Mention in 2011. Vasconcelos was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team two years ago.
She has played previously for another Brazilian team Ourinhos.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Carina Felippus signs at Santo Andre - by Eurobasket News

Santo Andre/Semasa (LBF) landed 34-year old former international center Carina Felippus (184-74kg-79). She played recently at Americana (LBF)the team from Santo Andre. In 12 games she averaged 6.7ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.3apg this season. She helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team.
Among other achievements Felippus won Paulista League championship title in 2012. She received also Latinbasket.com All-LBF League Honorable Mention award in 2011. Felippus represented Brazil at the South American Championships for Clubs Winner last year.
She has played previously for three other Brazil teams: Ourinhos, Poty/Acucar and Guarulhos.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CROATIA   


Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League - by Zeljko Zule

Player of the Year: Latoya Williams (190-C-87, college: Chipola JC) of Novi Zagreb
Guard of the Year: Leilani Mitchell (165-PG-85, agency: LBM Management, college: Utah) of Novi Zagreb
Forward of the Year: Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU) of Gospic
Center of the Year: Luca Ivankovic (207-C-87) of Jolly
Newcomer of the Year: Dora Goles (167-PG-97) of Split
Domestic player of the Year: Mirna Mazic (188-F-85, agency: 1x1 Sports, college: Richmond) of Novi Zagreb
Import Player of the Year: Latoya Williams of Novi Zagreb
Defensive player of the Year: Monika Bosilj of Gospic
Most Improved player od the Year: Antonija Juric (179-G-89) of Novi Zagreb
Coach of the Year: Vladimir Ivankovic of Novi Zagreb

1st Team
Leilani Mitchell of Novi Zagreb
Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) of Jolly
Monika Bosilj of Gospic
Latoya Williams of Novi Zagreb
Luca Ivankovic of Jolly

2nd Team

Ana Cacic (175-G-86) of Novi Zagreb
Emanuela Salopek (178-SG-87) of Gospic
Ruzica Dzankic (179-SF-94) of Medvescak
Mirna Mazic of Novi Zagreb
Josipa Bura (185-C-85, agency: IPSA) of Gospic

All-Domestic Players Team
Ana Cacic of Novi Zagreb
Antonija Misura of Jolly
Monika Bosilj of Gospic
Mirna Mazic of Novi Zagreb
Luca Ivankovic of Jolly







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  EUROLEAGUE   


Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Guard of the Year re-upped with Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) re-upped with Good Angels for the next season. The Serbian player will stay in the squad.
Miljana Bojovic joined the team in 2011. Together with the team she won the tenth straight Extraliga title. Last year she averaged 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, Assists-1 (6.3apg), 2.7spg, FGP-2 (62.2%), 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 73.0% in Slovakian League and in Euroleague showed 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4 (5.0apg), Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 64.7%.
In 2012-2013 for Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia-Extraliga, starting five) Miljana Bojovic averaged 7.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.9apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 66.7%. In Euroleague her stats read 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), Steals-4 (2.4spg), FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 18.4%, FT: 70.7%.
Only in 2013 Miljana Bojovic became a Slovakian Cup Winner,
Slovakian Extraliga Champion and Slovakian Extraliga Regular Season Champion . She reached Euroleague Final Eight -13, became Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Guard of the Year -13 and made it into Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team -13. She was also named Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team -13.



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  FRANCE   


Pauline Diawakana is a newcomer at Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Pauline Diawakana (170-92). She started the season at COB Calais (LF2). In 21 games she recorded 6.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg this season. The last season Diawakana played also at COB Calais (LF2). In 20 games she averaged 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Diawakana has played previously for another French team Rennes.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Pauline Diawakana is a newcomer at Villeneuve - by Eurobasket News

Villeneuve D'Ascq ESB Lille Metropole (LFB) strengthened their roster with addition of 21-year old guard Pauline Diawakana (170-92). She started the season at COB Calais (LF2). In 21 games she recorded 6.2ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg this season. The last season Diawakana played also at COB Calais (LF2). In 20 games she averaged 3.2ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.4apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Diawakana has played previously for another French team Rennes.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Aix-en-Provence set to extend four players - by Eurobasket News

Aix-en-Provence are set to extend the contracts of Shona Thorburn (178-G-82, college: Utah), Lizanne Murphy (185-F-84, college: Hofstra), Adja Konteh (178-G-92) and Kelly Corre (180-F-91).
Shona Thorburn joined the team at the start of the season. The guard notched 10.1 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game in LFB. She earned All-French LFB Honourable Mention. Previously Shona Thorburn had stints in Spain, Israel and WNBA. She has been the member of the Canadian National Team since 2011.
Lizanne Murphy is another Canadian international that joined Aix-en-Provence at the start of the season. The forward posted 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in the season. Previously Lizanne Murphy had spells in France, Poland, Slovak Republic, Lithuania and Finland.
Adja Konteh will enter her fourth straight season with the team. Last season the guard notched 7.4 points, 1.3 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals per appearance. She was the member of the U16, U18 and U20 French National Teams.
Kelly Corre posted 2.5 points and 2.8 rebounds per game in her second consecutive season with Aix-en-Provence.



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  GERMANY   


Halle Lions keep their captain - by Eurobasket News

Halle Lions keep their captain for the next season. Michaela Abelova (183-G-85) will remain with the team for the next season.
Michaela Abelova remains with Halle for the 5th straight year. The Slovakian Guard joined the team in 2009 and continue to impress abroad.
In 2004-2005 she appeared for BK Lokomotiva Karlovy Vary and in 2007-2008 moved to BG 74 Goettingen (Germany-DBBL, starting five). In 20 games her stats read 12.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 45.3%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 76.5%. In 2009-2010 joined SV Halle Lions (Germany-DBBL) and debuted with 9.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 46.6%, 3PT: 26.6%, FT: 77.8%. Later Michaela Abelova renewed her contract with Halle Lions. Last season Michaela Abelova tallied 10.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals per game. The guard made it into Eurobasket.com German DBBL All-Bosmans Team. In 2011-2012 for SV Halle Lions (Germany-DBBL, starting five) averaged 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.0apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT-1 (88.2%).
In 2012-2013 for SV Halle Lions (Germany-DBBL, starting five) she averaged 10.3 points per game.



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New names at UNIQA Euroleasing - by Eurobasket News

UNIQA Euroleasing announced the signing of new players. The team became bigger with Tianna Hawkins (190-F, college: Maryland), Kelly Faris (180-G-91, college: Connecticut), Dragana Stankovic (193-PF-95, agency: IPSA) and Katarina Tetemondova (188-F-88). Igor Polanek became the new Head Coach of the team.
Tianna Hawkins will debut in Europe. In 2009-2010 she started for Maryland (NCAA) and stayed there for 4 years. In
2011-2012 for Maryland (NCAA, starting five) she averaged 12.0ppg, 9.1rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 62.3%, FT: 68.2%.
UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron agreed terms with 22-year old American guard Kelly Faris. Faris just graduated from University of Connecticut and it is her first season as a pro. She won NCAA championship title in 2010 and 2013. Faris was voted All-Big East Defensive Player of the Year in 2013 at her college time. Faris represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Thailand four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.4ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0spg.
Katarina Tetemondova started last season for MBK Ruzomberok (Extraliga). In Eurocup she averaged 11.0ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 40.0%, 3FGP: 43.5%, FT: 75.0%, while in A Division her stats read 10.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.1apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 42.6%, FT: 81.4%.
Dragana Stankovic played last season for Sloboda Novi Grad (Bosnia-Division I, starting five). In Adriatic League she averaged 16.7ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.1apg, 2.4spg, 3.2bpg, 2FGP: 56.2%, FT: 53.5%.



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Tamara James stay with the Israeli Champion - by Eurobasket News

Tamara James (178-G/F-84, agency: Ronsport, college: Miami, FL) stay with the Israeli Champion for another season. The American Swingman will enter her season with Elitzur Ramla.
Tamara James was the top player in the Final series against Ashdod. In the last game Maccabi Ashdod trailed by 15 points after 3 quarters before a 26-19 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 70-78 at the end of the game. Tamara James orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!).
She started her career in 2005-2006 for Miami, FL (NCAA). In 30 games she had 21.5ppg, 7.8rpg, 2.3apg, 3.1spg, FG: 48.6%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 83%. Later she played for Washington Mystics, Mersin BSH Bld, Maccabi Ramat Hen and Raanana Hertzeliya.
In 2010-2011 Tamara James played for Maccabi Ashdod (Israel-D1, starting five) and averaged 17.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP-3 (58.0%), 3PT-1 (46.3%), FT: 79.1%. In 2012-2013 moved to Elitzur Ramla and had 15.5ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP-1 (67.3%), 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 71.2%.



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Standings - Women

A1 Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 13-1 
 2. Penza Peja 13-1 
 3. Trepca 9-5 
 4. Bashkimi 9-5 
 5. Drita Gjilan 6-8 
 6. Kalaja 3-11 
 7. Vellaznimi 2-12 
 8. Kastrioti 1-13 

Semi-Finals: Round 2

May. 9: Bashkimi - Sigal Prishtina 58-85
May. 9: Trepca - Penza Peja 36-56

Finals: Round 1

May. 11: Sigal Prishtina - Penza Peja


Sigal Prishtina and Penza Peja reach the Final - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina and Penza Peja reach the Final. Both teams swept their Semifinal clashes against their opponents. Sigal Prishtina won over Bashkimi 2-0 including 85:58 in the second game. Penza Peja also posted 2-0 victory in the series after a 56:36 win in Game 2 against Trepca. Both teams will face in the final.


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  POLAND   


Magdalena Skorek continue in Polkowice - by Eurobasket News

Magdalena Skorek (177-G-84, agency: Data Plus Group) continue in Polkowice for CCC. The Polish Guard joined the team in the middle of last season and will enter her second season with the Champions of the country.
In November CCC Polkowice landed 28-year old guard Magdalena Skorek. She started the last season at ROW Rybnik (PLKK). In 5 games (12-13 season) she averaged 6.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.2apg and 1.2spg this season.
The 2010-11 season she also played at ROW Rybnik. In 2010-2011 she played at Matizol Lider Pruszkow (previous name Lider Pruszkow). In 27 PLKK games she had 7.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.2spg.
Skoreks team made it to the Euroleague Semifinals in 2010. She represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 four years ago. Skorek has played previously for three other Polish teams: Wisla Can-Pak, LKS Siemens and Basketpro Jelenia Gora.



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Good Angles keeps Miljana Bojovic for one more season - by Tamara Ruzic

Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) has extended the contract with Good Angels for the next season.
Miljana Bojovic joined the team in 2011. Together with the team she won the tenth straight Extraliga title.
In 2012-2013 for Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia-Extraliga, starting five) Bojovic averaged 7.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.9apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 66.7%. In Euroleague her stats read 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), Steals-4 (2.4spg), FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 18.4%, FT: 70.7%.
She has also played for Kovin Serbia, WBC Kimico Struga (FYR Macedonia-D1), BSE-ESMA Budapest (Hungary), Universitat de Barcelona - FC Barcelona (Spain-LFB, starting five), C.B. Olesa (Spain-LFB), Rivas Ecopolis (Spain-LFB, starting five): Red Star, Lotos Gdynia (Poland-PLKK):
Slovakian Extraliga Champion and Slovakian Extraliga Regular Season Champion . She reached Euroleague Final Eight -13, became Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Guard of the Year -13 and made it into Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team -13. She was also named Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team -13.
She was member of Serbia and Montenegro U16 National Team -03 who won European Championships U16 -03 (gold), Serbia and Montenegro U18 National Team -05
European Championships U18 -05 (gold), Serbia and Montenegro U19 National Team -05 World Championships U19 -05 (silver)
Serbia and Montenegro U20 National Team -06



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Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Guard of the Year re-upped with Good Angels - by Eurobasket News

Miljana Bojovic (181-G-87) re-upped with Good Angels for the next season. The Serbian player will stay in the squad.
Miljana Bojovic joined the team in 2011. Together with the team she won the tenth straight Extraliga title. Last year she averaged 7.9ppg, 2.5rpg, Assists-1 (6.3apg), 2.7spg, FGP-2 (62.2%), 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 73.0% in Slovakian League and in Euroleague showed 8.4ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4 (5.0apg), Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 44.4%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 64.7%.
In 2012-2013 for Good Angels Kosice (Slovakia-Extraliga, starting five) Miljana Bojovic averaged 7.0ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.9apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 57.7%, 3PT: 37.7%, FT: 66.7%. In Euroleague her stats read 6.9ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.5apg), Steals-4 (2.4spg), FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 18.4%, FT: 70.7%.
Only in 2013 Miljana Bojovic became a Slovakian Cup Winner,
Slovakian Extraliga Champion and Slovakian Extraliga Regular Season Champion . She reached Euroleague Final Eight -13, became Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga Guard of the Year -13 and made it into Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian Extraliga 1st Team -13. She was also named Eurobasket.com Slovakian Extraliga All-Imports Team -13.



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Perfumerias add Ortiz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Mariona Ortiz (182-92). She started the season at Caja Rural in LFB. Ortiz helped her team get promotion to LFB. In 20 LF2 games she recorded 8.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg (top 5) and 1.6spg this season. She contributed to her team making it to the Spanish LFB Cup Semifinals. The last season Ortiz played also at Caja Rural (LF2). In 26 games she averaged 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg.
Despite young age Ortiz had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team in 2012. She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) last year. Ortiz's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-5(3.0apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.8%.
Ortiz has played previously for two other Spain teams: Argon Uni Girona and Platges de Mataro.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Perfumerias add Ortiz to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca (LFB) added to their roster 21-year old point guard Mariona Ortiz (182-92). She started the season at Caja Rural in LFB. Ortiz helped her team get promotion to LFB. In 20 LF2 games she recorded 8.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg (top 5) and 1.6spg this season. She contributed to her team making it to the Spanish LFB Cup Semifinals. The last season Ortiz played also at Caja Rural (LF2). In 26 games she averaged 7.0ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg.
Despite young age Ortiz had impressive career. She was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 1st Team in 2012. She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) last year. Ortiz's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 8.9ppg, 5.2rpg, Assists-5(3.0apg), 2.4spg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 68.8%.
Ortiz has played previously for two other Spain teams: Argon Uni Girona and Platges de Mataro.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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LNSA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cameo HICKS
  Riva Basket
  (182-G/F-84)
  Avg: 27.7
 1. Hicks, Riva Basket27.7 
 2. Trahan-Davis, Frib.27.6 
 3. Copeland, Fribourg20.5 
 4. Twehues, Helios20.3 
 5. Sowinski, Muraltese20.2 
 6. Studer-G., Ovronn.18.0 
 7. Moss, Pully17.8 
 8. Michaux, Hope-GBA17.0 
 9. Seabrook, Bellinzo.16.7 
 10. Skouby, Basel16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Celeste TRAHAN-DAVIS
  Fribo.
  (184-C-85)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Trahan-Davis, Frib.17.8 
 2. Snyder, Highflyers14.6 
 3. Porter, Pully13.8 
 4. Giroud, Helios12.6 
 5. Seabrook, Bellinzo.12.3 
 6. McKenzie, Riva B.11.2 
 7. Sowinski, Muraltese10.0 
 8. Skouby, Basel9.4 
 9. Studer-G., Ovronn.8.6 
 10. Hajdune Csas., He.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Kirby COPELAND
  Fribourg
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Copeland, Fribourg5.7 
 2. Turin, Helios3.8 
 3. Volpe, Ovronnaz.3.4 
 4. Heckendorn, Basel3.2 
 5. Rol, Helios3.1 
 6. Giroud, Helios3.0 
 7. Diouf, Helios3.0 
 8. Hicks, Riva Basket3.0 
 9. Moss, Pully2.9 
 10. Hajdune Csas., He.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Alexia ROL
  Helios
  (175-F-89)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Rol, Helios4.2 
 2. Moss, Pully4.2 
 3. Copeland, Fribourg4.2 
 4. McKenzie, Riva B.3.9 
 5. Twehues, Helios3.9 
 6. Michaux, Hope-GBA3.7 
 7. Giroud, Helios3.5 
 8. Hicks, Riva Basket3.5 
 9. Kershaw, Helios3.4 
 10. Voumard, Muraltese3.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaitlin SOWINSKI
  Muraltese
  (196-C-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Sowinski, Muraltese3.3 
 2. Snyder, Highflyers2.1 
 3. Trahan-Davis, Frib.1.6 
 4. Skouby, Basel1.5 
 5. Seabrook, Bellinzo.1.5 
 6. Hajdune Csas., Hel.1.3 
 7. Porter, Pully1.2 
 8. Moss, Pully1.0 
 9. Tshitenge, Pully0.8 
 10. Juon, Muraltese0.7 



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  TURKEY   


Mehtap Gezer and Bahar Yapar remain with Istanbul Universitesi - by Eurobasket News

Mehtap Gezer (191-F-88) and Bahar Yapar (179-F-89) remain with Istanbul Universitesi for the next season. Both Turkish players will stay in the squad.
Mehtap Gezer will enter her 8th straight season with the team. In 2005 she appeared in the team and already in 2010-2011 averaged 6.5ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.4apg, 1.2spg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 30.6%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 63.6%. In 2011-2012 for Istanbul Universitesi SK (TKBL) her stats read: 18 games, 4.0ppg, 3.4rpg. Last season Mehtap Gezer showed 2.1 points per game.
Bahar Yapar appeared in Istanbul Universitesi SK in year 2007. She debuted with 2.1ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.1apg. Already in 2010-2011 she improved to 9.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 25.5%, FT: 67.5%. Last season her stats read 1.3 points per game.



Tugba Talaslioglu announced to stay with Tarsus Belediyesi - by Eurobasket News

Tugba Talaslioglu (175-G-86) announced to stay with Tarsus Belediyesi for the next season. The Turkish 1986-year born Guard will enter her third straight season.
Early in 2004-2005 she started for Mersin (D1) and in 2005-2006 for Mersin (D1) showed 10.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 50% in EuroCup and in Turkish League had 26 games: 3pts. After another 5 seasons with the team she finished 2010-2011 with 8.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.4spg, FGP: 33.1%, 3PT: 31.7%, FT: 71.4%. In 2011-2012 moved to Tarsus Belediyesi (TKBL, starting five) and after 22 games had 5.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 37.9%, 3PT: 22.5%, FT: 87.0%. In 2012-2013 for Tarsus Belediyesi (TKBL) debuted in Euroleague and had 11 games: 1.2ppg.
In 2012 Tugba Talaslioglu participated at the Turkish TKBL All-Star Game. Earlier she was a member of the Turkish University National Team -09 and participated at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09. In 6 games her stats read 10.7ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.5apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 48.3%, FT: 66.7%.



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Lanese signs with University of Nebraska-Omaha - by David Edole

Lanese Bough (168-G-93), a Region 14 All-Conference Honorable Mention selection this season, has signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent with the University of Nebraska-Omaha. UNO is a member of the Summit League and competes at the Division I level. Bough averaged 6.1 points per game, while pulling down 6.1 rebounds per game from the point guard position. Her 4.8 assists per game average was good for second best in Region 14.

The Maverick womens basketball program and I are more than excited about the addition of such a quality person and player found in Lanese Bough. Lanese is a coachs dream at the point guard position with her unselfish play, high IQ, versatility, and well-rounded ability to impact the game in a multitude of ways. Our staff looks forward to her impressive maturity, competitiveness, and experience she will bring to our program and instill in her teammates, as she has done so during her career at Panola.



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


Eurobasket.com All-English EBL Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-English EBL 1st Team 2013
Stefanie Collins
Collins
Ta'Yani Clark
Clark
Stephanie Gandy
Gandy
Julie Page
Page
Helen Naylor
Naylor

Playoffs MVP: Julie Page (188-PF-83) of Sheffield Hatters
Player of the Year: Stephanie Gandy (178-F-82) of Sheffield Hatters
Guard of the Year: Stefanie Collins (168-PG-82) of Cardiff Archers
Forward of the Year: Helen Naylor (180-F-87) of Sheffield Hatters
Center of the Year: Iva Peklova (193-F/C-86) of Nottingham
Coach of the Year: Vanessa Ellis of Sheffield Hatters

1st Team
G: Stefanie Collins (168-PG-82) of Cardiff Archers
G: Ta'Yani Clark (173-G-86) of Northumbria
F: Stephanie Gandy (178-F-82) of Sheffield Hatters
F: Julie Page (188-PF-83) of Sheffield Hatters
F: Helen Naylor (180-F-87) of Sheffield Hatters

2nd Team
G: Sarah Wagstaff (173-G-86) of Cardiff Archers
G/F: Ejay Ofomata (180-G/F-86) of Nottingham
F: Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) of Barking Abbey
F/C: Maaja Bratka (190-F/C-92) of Loughborough
C: Iva Peklova (193-F/C-86) of Nottingham

Honorable Mention
Mackenzie Westcott (182-F-90) of Loughborough
Kate Butters (178-F-86) of Cardiff Archers
Katrin Hulme of Northumbria
Greta Luksyte (177-G-87) of Leeds Carnegie
Katie Bergeron (165-PG-88) of Leeds Carnegie
Lakeisha Wright (180-G/F-89) of Leeds Carnegie




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Illinois Starlights split season opener with Cleveland Crush - by Willie McCray

Cleveland, OH -
Coach Danny Spencer of the Illinois Starlights was satisfied this weekend performance. Now I have a really good feel for personnel and want direction we need to go.

On Saturday 4th, the first game of the series product a 83 to 72 win for the Starlights. With a strong first quarter (31 to 7), the Starlights never look back. Led the way for the Starlights was Shante Glenn 23 points, 8 steals, Tonishea Mack 13 points, 5 rebounds and Roslyn Turner 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Crush was lead by Catherine Cain 15 points and Kelly Chambers 9 points.

In the second game on Sunday 5th, poor free throw shooting and adjustment by the Crush resulted in a 75 to 73 loss. Shooting only 47% from the free throw line was a major factor in this game, we must do better Spencer stated. Joanna Ortiz led the way with 15 points (60% from 3 point line), Roslyn Turner 12 points and Morriah Smith 11 points and 4 assists. Catherine Cain again lead the way for the Cleveland Crush with 14 points.

Next game for Illinois Starlights is against the Chicago Lady Steam (5/11/13) at UIC PE Building (900 W Roosevelt, Chicago, IL). Tip-off is at 2pm.

Derrick Smith
dsmith@ilstarlights.com



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  WNBA   


Storm star Sue Bird has successful knee surgery - by Eurobasket News

Storm All-Star point guard Sue Bird (5'9''-PG-80, college: Connecticut) underwent surgery Thursday to remove a cyst in her left knee, according to the team. The recovery time for the procedure, which removed damage sustained last season, is about six months. "I feel fine and am at home resting," Bird said in a released statement. "Looking forward to being in Seattle with my teammates!" Bird, 32, said she'll be on crutches for about six weeks as she begins rehabilitation in Connecticut. When she's able to travel, she'll return to Seattle to complete rehab and attend Storm games. " (Her presence) could be very good," said Storm coach and general manager Brian Agler. "She's got a wealth of experience. She communicates well. She'll help the younger players and veteran players." Bird, who has led the Storm to two WNBA championships and a league-record nine consecutive playoff appearances, will miss the entire season. Because Bird is rehabilitating with the Storm's athletic staff, however, she will count against the team's 11-player roster limit for the regular season and be paid her $107,500 guaranteed base salary. Starters Tanisha Wright (5'11''-SF-83, agency: LBM Management, college: Penn St.) and Camille Little (6'2''-F/G-85, college: N.Carolina) join reserves Tina Thompson, Shekinna Stricklen and Alysha Clark as returning players from the 2012 team that finished 16-18 and lost in the opening round of the playoffs. Agler signed free agents Temeka Johnson (5'3''-PG-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: LSU), Noelle Quinn (6'0''-G-85, college: UCLA) and Nakia Sanford (6'5''-C-76, agency: LBM Management, college: Kansas) to possibly fill the starting positions left by Bird, Lauren Jackson, who will miss the season due to injury, and Katie Smith, who signed with New York as a free agent. The Storm has played without Jackson in the past. But Bird has missed just 22 games in her 11-year career, so finding a replacement for her was crucial. "We talked to multiple point guards in the offseason," Agler said of guards like Lindsey Harding (Los Angeles) and Ivory Latta (Washington), who were also free agents. "If you look at statistics, Temeka was right there with the best of them percentages, scoring, assist-to-turnover ratio all of them." Storm first-round draft pick Tianna Hawkins, a 6-foot-3 forward from Maryland, should earn a roster spot. Agler is also evaluating seven other players in camp who could fill the final roster spot. One is Samantha Mackay (5'8''-G, college: Dayton), the first player from Dayton to be invited to a WNBA training camp. MacKay, a 5-8 guard, arrived Thursday. She is expected to practice Friday after Agler makes a roster cut to remain within the 15-player training camp limit (Bird does not count against the training-camp roster limit). Agler also has former Gonzaga star Katelan Redmon in camp. The free agent was a third-round pick in the 2012 draft and played seven games with the New York Liberty. "Growing up, the Storm is always what you talked about," said Redmon, a Spokane native. "It's really nice being here and being part of the program." The Storm did not practice Thursday. Agler typically doesn't hold four consecutive practices. The team opened camp Sunday. Seattle plays its first exhibition game against Los Angeles at Long Beach State's Pyramid on Sunday.
Courtesy of: seattletimes.com