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  ALBANIA   



Ndoja leaves Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

28-year old former Albanian international shooting guard Klaudio Ndoja (198-94kg-85) leaves Enel Brindisi (SerieA). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. In 27 Lega2 games he averaged 6.5ppg and 2.4rpg this season. He played there also last season. In 29 Lega2 games he had 11.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5spg. Ndoja's team made it to the Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2009.
He was also a member of Albanian international program for some years. Ndoja played for Albanian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2003. He represented Albania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 16.4%, FT: 83.3%.
Ndoja has played previously for seven other Italy teams: Naturhouse Ferrara, Fileni BPA Jesi, Givova Scafati, Upea Capo d'Orlando, Casalpusterlengo, Borgomanero and Upea Capo d'Orlando.
His game is described as: A swingman with a good outside touch who knows how to help his team inside, if needed. Plays with intensity, can be effective immediately coming out from the bench.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  AUSTRALIA   

Standings - ABA

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

Regular Season: Round 9

BIG V

May. 11: Ringwood H. - Sherbrooke S. 86-59
May. 11: Werribee D. - Hume City 81-75
May. 12: Waverley F. - Eltham W. 111-80
May. 11: Corio Bay S. - Melbourne T. 108-71

Central ABL

May. 12: Woodville W. - S.Adelaide P. 95-71
May. 11: W.Adelaide B. - N.Adelaide R. 91-71
May. 11: Southern T. - Forestville E. 82-86
May. 11: Eastern M. - Sturt S. 81-95
May. 11: Norwood F. - C.District L. 69-64

QBL

May. 11: Gladstone P. - Rockhampton 87-97
May. 11: Cairns M. - Mackay M. 79-70
May. 11: SW Metro P. - Bundaberg B. 78-69
May. 12: Suncoast C. - Bundaberg B. 78-69
May. 10: Townsville H. - Mackay M. 77-65
May. 12: Northside W. - Ipswich F. 76-83
May. 11: Gold Coast R. - Ipswich F. 70-66
May. 11: Toowoomba M. - Brisbane C. 57-97

SBL

May. 11: Geraldton B. - Perry Lakes H. 98-110
May. 11: Lakeside L. - Cockburn C. 95-92
May. 11: Kalamunda E.S. - Perth R. 91-110
May. 10: Perth R. - Lakeside L. 90-125
May. 11: SW Slammers - Goldfield G. 90-109
May. 10: East Perth E. - Mandurah M. 87-84
May. 11: Mandurah M. - Stirling S. 84-75
May. 10: Rockingham F. - Wanneroo W. 82-104
May. 12: Stirling S. - Goldfield G. 74-90
May. 11: Wanneroo W. - Willetton T. 112-105
May. 10: Willetton T. - Kalamunda E.S. 106-94

SEABL

May. 10: Hobart C. - Knox R. 99-84
May. 11: Sandringham S. - Nunawading S. 94-98
May. 11: Canberra G. - Dandenong R. 79-82
May. 11: NW Tasmania - Knox R. 79-69
May. 11: Ballarat M. - Frankston B. 72-75
May. 11: Bendigo B. - Kilsyth C. 68-63
May. 10: Mt Gambier - Geelong S. 110-114
May. 12: Kilsyth C. - Ballarat M. 102-79
May. 11: Brisbane S. - Albury W.B. 101-89

WARATAH

May. 11: Newcastle H. - Maitland M. 91-50
May. 12: Cent.Coast C. - Norths Bears 89-86
May. 11: Bankstown B. - Parramatta W. 78-66
May. 11: Sutherland S. - Cent.Coast C. 71-80
May. 11: Sydney C. - Norths Bears 68-61
May. 11: Illawarra H. - Colonial Hotel 66-73
May. 12: Hornsby S. - Sydney C. 63-72
May. 11: Hills H. - Manly Warr. 60-84

Regular Season: Round 10

BIG V

May. 18: Eltham W. - Ringwood H.
May. 18: Corio Bay S. - Werribee
May. 18: Bulleen B. - Hume City
May. 18: Melbourne - Waverley F.
May. 19: Sherbrooke S. - Diamond V.E.

Central ABL

May. 18: N.Adelaide R. - Southern T.
May. 18: S.Adelaide P. - Norwood F.
May. 18: Sturt S. - Woodville W.
May. 18: C.District L. - W.Adelaide B.
May. 18: Forestville E. - Eastern M.

QBL

May. 17: Toowoomba - Mackay M.
May. 17: Bundaberg B. - Gladstone P.
May. 17: Cairns M. - Rockhampton
May. 18: Ipswich F. - Mackay M.
May. 18: Brisbane C. - Gladstone P.
May. 18: Northside W. - SW Metro P.
May. 18: Suncoast - Gold Coast R.
May. 18: Townsville H. - Rockhampton

SBL

May. 17: Perry Lakes H. - Lakeside L.
May. 18: Geraldton B. - Willetton T.
May. 18: Mandurah M. - Wanneroo W.
May. 18: Goldfield G. - East Perth E.
May. 18: Cockburn C. - Perth R.
May. 18: Stirling S. - SW Slammers
May. 18: Rockingham F. - Kalamunda E.S.

SEABL

May. 17: Hobart C. - Bendigo B.
May. 18: Canberra G. - Mt Gambier
May. 18: Dandenong R. - Sandringham S.
May. 18: Brisbane S. - Kilsyth C.
May. 18: NW Tasmania - Bendigo B.
May. 18: Frankston B. - Geelong S.
May. 18: Ballarat M. - Knox R.
May. 18: Nunawading S. - Albury W.B.
May. 19: Geelong S. - Albury W.B.
May. 19: Sandringham S. - Knox R.

WARATAH

May. 18: Parramatta W. - Newcastle H.
May. 18: Colonial Hotel - Sutherland S.
May. 18: Cent.Coast C. - Maitland M.
May. 18: Sydney C. - Illawarra H.
May. 18: Norths Bears - Hornsby S.
May. 19: Hills H. - Parramatta W.
May. 19: Manly Warr. - Newcastle H.


Geelong Sign import Anthony Kimble - by Eurobasket News

A suprise call from Stingrays coach Dan Riches earlier this week to Shayne Bow set the wheels in motion for 196cm forward (US College: Glenville St.) Anthony Kimble (196-F, college: Glenville St.) to join the Division 1 Men's team.

The versatile Californian, who played college basketball in West Virginia, is already on the way to Mildura to play the Mildura Heat as we look to avenge our game 3 loss in the 2012 Division 1 Championship Final.

The Supercats are 3rd in the Terrill Pool (4 - 4) whilst Mildura Heat is 2nd (7 - 2) so an away win will both close the gap as well as give our team the confidence that it can still mix it with the best in Big V.

Kimble comes well recommended as a forward who can play a variety of positions and is very strong defensively, which gives Supercats coach Shayne Bow plenty of options.

"Anthony is looking for exposure and we are happy to add him to our team," Bow said.

"As soon as the opportunity came up I spoke with the players who are excited to add his skill sets to the team.

"The team has suffered a number of tight losses in high-scoring affairs so his defensive reputation should boost our stocks and allow us to win more of those tight games."

The season is evenly poised for the Supercats who after this weekend are also again on the road the following weekend with a double header against Southern Peninsula Sharks and Whittlesea Pacers.
Courtesy of: http://www.bigv.com.au



CABL Men: Beyond Regulation - by Eurobasket News

In the inaugural edition of Beyond Regulation, your monthly guide to the rounds that were, the flavour of the month is streak-busters and curses. Is there a changing of the guard? Also, keep an eye on the Team of the Month and Power Rankings - do you agree?
May Edition

A changing of the guard?

Five rounds into the season. Surely by now, in no particular order, the top five for the mens league would be Sturt, Norwood, Forestville, West and North?

Um... not this time!

Last years Grand Finalists the Sabres are sitting in the bottom three with just one win, having suffered home losses against Centrals and Southern. Centrals had not beaten the Sabres at all since prior to 2005, while the ratio of Southern losses to Sturt losses over the last eight seasons is about the same as the number of sporting articles dedicated to the Heat, the Lakers and Knicks compared to every other team in the NBA put together.

The Flames have won just two of their five games. The Flames have already had two long winning streaks crushed. Their Round 1 loss at home to Southern was their first since July 4, 2006 and their Round 3 defeat at Mars to Woodville was their first since April 23, 2006. The poor old Eastern Mavericks must be cursed for all Southern and Woodvilles exploits, the Mavericks have still not beaten Norwood at home since March 5, 2005. Yikes!

The Rockets, like the Flames, have won just twice so far. One of those losses was at Norwood, while they are again struggling at home. I guess Pero Vasilijevics two-handed missed dunk in last weeks loss to Forestville sums up the Rockets home court advantage. And lets throw in how the Rockets last win over Woodville, a club who has not made the finals since 2005, at Hillcrest was April 20, 2008. Ouch! (And theyve beaten the Eagles just once in that time.)

Speaking of the Eagles, well, they are 3-2, but have not been convincing. Like Sturt, they have been conquered by the Mighty Lions for the first time since Burkes Backyard ended, while Round 1s loss to West was one they will remember for all the wrong reasons. There is definitely hope amidst their Charles Newland-led win over North, but so far they are yet to prove they are a legitimate chance of a three-peat.

The only one of the big five on track right now is the Bearcats. Even they are vulnerable, as shown by a 7-26 third quarter against Woodville, but a 5-0 start for the deepest team in the league cant ask for anything more than that! They have already been three of the other top four sides as well.

With Forestville, North, Norwood and Sturt all looking weaker than usual, that means someone must be taking their place. Enter Woodville, Centrals and Southern.

The Warriors are not exactly immune to slow starts, but the biggest question for them is whether they can overcome the mental challenge of having finished ninth five times in the last seven seasons. Does that just apply for those who have been there during that time, or is it a club culture thing? Darren Ngs never missed the finals in his Central ABL career, neither has Aaron Wyatt (albeit in his first season lol), and these are the guys taking the team by the scruff of the neck and getting them off to this all-promising start.

Not sure if the Lions have ever begun a campaign 4-0? Throw in the fact they have already beaten Sturt and Forestville and it makes it even sweeter for the men from Gawler. Is there a better two man combination than Kyle Miller and Chris Clausen in the competition? They could not quite get the job done against Woodville, but it will be interesting to see them against Daniel Johnson and Jason Cadee (186-G-91) when they meet West on the 18th of this month.

The Tigers... well, Rashad Tucker played two seasons in the competition, and won two titles. Could he do it again as a coach? The Tigers, who have won three of their five matches, may just have nicked the game off Centrals if not for playing less than 24 hours earlier, and almost scored a huge W against the all-conquering Cats. Performances against the best teams always give an indication of where a team is at, and the Tigers have nothing to be disappointed about thus far.

Streak-busters and curses summary

Round 1:

Centrals def Sturt for first time since prior to 2005
Southern ends 12 game losing streak overall against Norwood, and wins for the first time in eight attempts
Round 2:

Woodville wins fifth straight over North at Hillcrest; 10th consecutive tie won by the away team
Norwood wins 16th straight match against Eastern, and 10th consecutive at Adelaide Hills
Sturt defeats South at Pasadena for ninth consecutive season
Round 3:

North ends four game home losing streak against Sturt
West wins seventh straight home game versus Eastern
Round 4:

Woodville ends 12 game overall losing streak against Norwood, and wins first game at Mars in seven years
Norwood breaks three game home losing streak to North
Round 5:

Centrals defeats Forestville for first time since prior to 2005
Southern overcomes Sturt for first time since 2010
Woodville wins seventh consecutive game against Centrals, their fourth triumph in a row at Starplex




Team of the Month

G

Kyle Miller (Centrals)

20.8 ppg, 5.4 apg, 4.8 rpg, 1.6 spg, 44.2% FG

G

Jason Cadee (West)

18.8 ppg, 5 rpg, 4 apg, 44.6% FG, 37% 3FG

F

Aaron Wyatt (Woodville)

22.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 48.3% 3FG, 47.9% FG

F

Chris Clausen (Centrals)

17.8 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 46.3% FG, 1.2 spg, 1.2 bpg

C

Daniel Johnson (West)

24.8 ppg, 12.6 rpg, 4.2 apg, 49.4% FG, 42.9% 3FG, 1.2 bpg

Coach

Rashad Tucker (Southern)



Power Rankings

Ladder
Pos.


Record

Streak

Next 4 Matches

1. West Adelaide

1

5-0

Won 5

v North, @ Centrals, v South @ Sturt

2. Woodville

2

4-1

Won 1

v South, @ Sturt, v Forestville, @ Southern

3. Central Districts

3

4-1

Lost 1

@ Norwood, v West, v North, @ South

4. Southern

5

3-2

Won 2

v Forestville, @ North, @ eastern, v Woodville

5. Forestville

4

3-2

Won 1

@ Southern, v Eastern, @Woodville, v Norwood

6. Norwood

7

2-3

Lost 1

v Centrals, @ South, v Sturt, @ Forestville

7. North Adelaide

6

2-3

Lost 2

@ West, v Southern, @ Centrals, v Eastern

8. Sturt

8

1-4

Lost 3

@ Eastern, v Woodville, @ Norwood, v West

9. South Adelaide

9

1-4

Won 1

@ Woodville, v Norwood, @ West, v Centrals

10. Eastern

10

0-5

Lost 5

v Sturt, @ Forestville, v Southern, @ North





Courtesy of: http://www.basketballsa.com.au



SBL: Lightning on show, make it five in a row (Week 9 Men's Wrap) - by Eurobasket News

Lakeside Lightning passed a stern test of their title credentials with flying colours by extending their Mens State Basketball League winning streak to five games in round nine.

Andy Stewarts men were one of eight teams confronted by a double-header schedule on an action-packed weekend, but were the only side to play both games against fresh teams.

The Lightning opened their weekend with a thumping 125-90 win over Perth away from home on Friday.

Brad Jackson (185-G-83) (29 points), Ben Beran (24) and Justin Cecil (203-F-88, college: Mercer) (23) all did plenty of damage on the scoreboard, while Jarrad Prue pulled down 17 rebounds.

Perth Wildcats development player Michael Vigor (205-F/C-90) produced a brilliant performance for the Redbacks with a game-high 31 points (at 72 per cent) and 14 rebounds, but couldnt lift his team to victory.

Lakeside were then confronted by reigning champions Cockburn on Saturday and came away with a tough 95-92 win.

Beran (28 points), Cecil (27 points) and Prue (19 rebounds) were again amongst the best for the Lightning, while Brian Carlwell had a monster night for the Cougars with 31 points and 22 rebounds.

Cockburn are now struggling in 11th place with a disappointing 3-9 record, while Lakeside sit on top with 12 wins from 13 games.

Challengers Perry Lakes kept pace with the Lightning thanks to a 110-98 win over Goldfields in their only game of the weekend, while third-placed East Perth edged a tight contest against Mandurah, winning 87-84.

Wanneroo moved into fifth place with successive victories over Rockingham (104-82) and Willetton (112-105).

At the foot of the table, Kalamunda sunk further out of play-off contention following defeats to Willetton (106-94) and Perth (110-91).

The Suns losses came despite 67 points and 26 rebounds across the two games from NBA hopeful Luke Nevill.

Goldfields enjoyed a pair of wins on their road trip to keep in touch with the top eight, beating South West 109-90 on Saturday before accounting for Stirling 90-74 in the standalone fixture on Sunday.

Article by Shayne Hope
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



QBL Player of the Week - Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

Suncoast Clippers Winston Robinson (193-G/F, college: Mountain St.) has taken out the mens Player of the Week title for Round One of the season, with the import earning the title thanks to some impressive figures in his first official match for the Clippers, against the Bundaberg Bulls. Suncoast made short work of Bundaberg on Sunday on their home court, holding the lead for almost the entire game holding just a five point lead at the end of the first quarter, before hitting the gas in the second and third periods, going into the fourth quarter ahead by 30 points. At the final buzzer, the Clippers took out the match 97-55, with Robinson finishing the match on 36 points at 48% in the field, and bringing in 12 rebounds, eight assists and five steals in his 30 minutes on court. Robinson is one of two new imports recruited to the refreshed Suncoast side, the Philadelphia product joining training-mate and fellow import Johnathan Hudson at the Sunshine Coast this season, with the pair coming into the side in a bid to lift the Clippers disappointing record from last season. Combined, Robinson and Hudson scored 58 of the Clippers 97 points on Sunday, capitalising on a depleted Bulls side, who earlier conceded a loss to South West Metro Pirates on Saturday night.

Robinson joins the Clippers after graduating from Mountain State University in West Virginia, with averages of 14.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game, and a 72% success rate at the free-throw line. During his tenure at the college he took out the Association of Independent Institutions Male Athlete of the Week award in February 2011, for his 17-point and 14-point efforts in wins over Voorhees and Talladega Colleges that week. The 193cm swingman was also twice named in the First Team All Conference while at Chaffey College in Cucamonga, California, leading the conference in double-doubles in 2007-08 season, and in three-point percentages for the 2008-09 season. Following college, Robinson shot an average of 21.5 points per game in the Los Angeles Summer Pro League, where he was named in the leagues Top Ten Scorers and All Stars lists in 2012. Robinson also played in the Dallas Pro Am League in 2012, with an average of 17 points per game with 81% success rate at the foul line, and 50% in the field. Before making the move to the Sunshine Coast, Robinson had a short stint with minor league team the Lake Michigan Admirals in the Premier Basketball League.

Other strong performers in the first round of the QBL include Alex Desroches (193-G) from Ipswich Force, who shot 15 points in the Forces 70-66 point loss at the hands of the Gold Coast on Saturday night, before backing up to help Ipswich defeat Northside Wizards 83-76 on Sunday afternoon, with Desroches hitting 29 points and taking a massive 23 rebounds in the win. Gladstone Powers Justin Baker (203-F-89, college: Utah Valley) was impressive against Rockhampton with 25 points at 52.4% in the field, also bringing down 20 rebounds, though his efforts werent enough to stop the Rockets who took out the match 97-87. Rockhamptons Justin Watts (196-G-90, college: N.Carolina) was strong for his side in the win with 28 points, seven rebounds, two blocks, four assists and four steals. New Brisbane Capitals addition Dusty Rychart was also strong for his new side in the Caps win over Toowoomba Mountaineers, shooting 24 points at 60% in the field and taking 16 rebounds in the 97-57 victory.
Courtesy of: http://qbl.basketball.net.au



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Al Manama 18-2 
 2. Muharraq 16-3 
 3. Al Ahli 16-5 
 4. Al Hala 14-6 
 5. Sitra 14-7 
 6. Nuwaidrat 11-9 
 7. Issa Town 10-10 
 8. Hidd 8-13 
 9. Bahrain Club 7-13 
 10. Al Ittihad 4-16 
 11. Al Najma 4-17 
 12. Samaheej 0-21 

Regular Season: Round 21

May. 12: Al Ahli - Sitra 73-87
May. 11: Al Najma - Hidd 69-79
May. 11: Al Hala - Al Manama 62-80
May. 12: Muharraq - Samaheej 114-59
May. 13: Bahrain Club - Nuwaidrat
May. 13: Al Ittihad - Issa Town

Round 19

May. 15: Al Manama - Muharraq



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

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



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  BELARUS   

Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Ronaldas RUTKAUSKAS
  Eagles
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Rutkauskas, Eagles21.5 
 2. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel20.3 
 3. Konate, Svisloch18.1 
 4. Dolenko, Svisloch15.8 
 5. Miakinin, Sozh Gom.15.0 
 6. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.14.6 
 7. Zakhar, Impuls B.14.3 
 8. Indrikov, Rubon13.6 
 9. Ignatiev, Impuls B.12.1 
 10. Khodov, Sozh Gom.11.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maks Adam KONATE
  Svisloch
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 12
 1. Konate, Svisloch12.0 
 2. Rutkauskas, Eagles10.2 
 3. Dadukin, Sozh G.10.0 
 4. Zakhar, Impuls B.9.1 
 5. Semianiuk, Tsmoki-.9.0 
 6. Plivda, Rubon8.8 
 7. Krisevich, Tsmoki.8.3 
 8. Ignatiev, Impuls B.6.6 
 9. Sharamet, Borisfen6.4 
 10. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.9 
Assists Per Game
 Siarhei CHARYKAU
  Sozh G.
  (185-PG-82)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Charykau, Sozh G.6.6 
 2. Polyulyak, Svisloch5.4 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.1 
 4. Akulich, Rubon4.9 
 5. Dolenko, Svisloch4.6 
 6. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.4.4 
 7. Ignatchik, Tsmoki.3.8 
 8. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel3.2 
 9. Tatur, Borisfen3.0 
 10. Kryukov, Borisfen3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Dmitri AKULICH
  Rubon
  (190-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Akulich, Rubon2.8 
 2. Zakhar, Impuls B.2.5 
 3. Kamarunas, Tsmoki.2.3 
 4. Charykau, Sozh G.2.3 
 5. Volodkin, Impuls B.2.2 
 6. Sitnik, Sozh Gomel2.1 
 7. Konate, Svisloch2.1 
 8. Malkov, Grodno-932.0 
 9. Tatur, Borisfen2.0 
 10. Indrikov, Rubon2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yaraslau KURAPAU
  Tsmoki.
  (200-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kurapau, Tsmoki.0.0 
 2. Aheyenka, Borisfen0.0 
 3. Kryukov, Borisfen0.0 
 4. Vasilevich, Grodno.0.0 
 5. Krisevich, Tsmoki.0.0 
 6. Usovich, Borisfen0.0 
 7. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 8. Syrovatko, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Korneenkov, Svisl.0.0 
 10. Stsiapanau, Impul.0.0 



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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, Uberlandia18.3 
 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, Bauru6.9 
 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, Uberlandia5.8 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.5 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia4.9 
 6. Figueroa, Franca4.5 
 7. Lima, Limeira4.3 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.3 
 9. Fischer, Bauru4.3 
 10. Garcia, Uberlandia4.2 
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. Figueroa, Franca1.7 
 8. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 9. Taylor, Bauru1.7 
 10. Ribeiro, Basque.1.6 



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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.16.4 
 5. Mirkovic, Rilski S.16.4 
 6. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.3 
 7. Milosevic, Tundja16.0 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.9 
 9. Panic, Balkan15.5 
 10. Marinovic, Levski15.4 
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, Balkan8.9 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.9 
 6. Marintchechk., Spa.7.4 
 7. Caloiaro, Rilski S.7.3 
 8. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.2 
 9. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.2 
 10. Agre, Spartak6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.8 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.2 
 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: 2.4
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.2.4 
 2. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.2 
 3. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 4. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.1 
 5. Green, Spirou2.1 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.1.8 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.8 
 9. Popovic, Lukoil A.1.8 
 10. Avramov, Lukoil A.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos3.1 
 2. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.4 
 3. Santos, Balkan1.2 
 4. Hart, Beroe1.2 
 5. Dupree, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 7. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 8. Gugino, Rilski S.0.8 
 9. Galiotos, Perister.0.7 
 10. Radev, Beroe0.7 


Balkan defeats Levski at home in the third semifinal game - by Christomir Rackov

Levski Sofia is now ahead 2-1 in the semifinal series of the championship against Balkan Botevgrad. In Game 3 The Greens from Botevgrad won at home 86-78 and kept alive their chances of reaching the finals. Game 4 is on Wednesday in Botevgrad.

Balkan had a great start to the match and scored the opening 12 points. Late in the first half the team went up by 22, but Levski started the third quarter well and came right back into the match. In the last quarter the visitors cut their deficit to 5 points, but then Balkan scored a triple and a two-pointer and managed to hold on to their lead until the end.

Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) was the top scorer for the winners with 25 points, as he also added 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Jordan Bozov (191-G-79) had 16 points and Stanislav Slaveykov (198-F-86) scored 14.

Marko Marinovic (183-PG-83) finished with 18 points for Levski and Chavdar Kostov (195-SG-88) added 15.



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Standings

DPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Bambuqueros 9-5 
 2. Once Caldas 8-6 
 3. Piratas 8-6 
 4. Bucaros 7-7 
 5. Academia 5-9 
 6. Aguilas 5-9 
Places 7-8
 1. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 2. Halcones 6-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 14

May. 11: Once Caldas - Bucaros 99-101
May. 11: Piratas - Bambuqueros 73-103
May. 11: Aguilas - Academia 103-100

Second Stage: Round 15

May. 14: Bambuqueros - Once Caldas
May. 13: Academia - Piratas
May. 13: Bucaros - Aguilas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tayron THOMAS
  Piratas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 23.3
 1. Thomas, Piratas23.3 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.5 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.21.1 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Rafael B.18.6 
 7. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 8. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 9. Gilbert, Bucaros18.1 
 10. Crawford, Academia17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.9 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.1 
 3. Northern, Rafael B.10.9 
 4. Crawford, Academia10.5 
 5. Smith, Aguilas9.0 
 6. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 7. Newsome, Bambuque.8.4 
 8. Blue, Academia8.3 
 9. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 10. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Eddy MAYFIELD
  Aguilas
  (185-G-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas5.8 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.6 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.5.0 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.4 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.4 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Bacci, Aguilas3.5 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.4 
 9. Jordan, Once Cald.3.1 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.0 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.7 
 3. Jordan, Once Cald.1.6 
 4. Mayfield, Aguilas1.6 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 6. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.4 
 7. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 8. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 9. Garris, Once Caldas1.3 
 10. Mendez, Piratas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Rafael B.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Rafael B.2.2 
 2. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 3. Farley, Academia0.8 
 4. Newsome, Bambuque.0.8 
 5. Blue, Academia0.6 
 6. Cuero, Aguilas0.5 
 7. Egwuatu, Aguilas0.5 
 8. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 9. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.5 
 10. Hernandez, Bucar.0.5 


BAMBUQUEROS ADDS CARL EDWARDS - by Victor Garcia

Bambuqueros Utrahuilca , the top team along the first edition of the Professional Basketball Division keeps trying to find consistency aftef had losses again Piratas and Bukaros in Neiva the directive board chosses to release Joe Dunn and got a proven veteran guard / forward in Carl Edwards (196-F-81, college: Charleston).
Edward comes from Cocodrilos de Caracas in wich was averaging 13 ppg , but his extended career includes leagues like Hungary, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico.
Edwards is a versatile player that will bring experience and character, he can be a top defensive player and a also can help in the offensive side.



BUKAROS FRESKALECHE STRENGHTS ITS ROSTER ADDS BANGURA - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros Freskaleche gets the powerfull scorer Alpha Bangura to replace Parrish Brown, after lost Phil Brooks due to an injury the team is trying to get back its fire power, Bangura should be the answer, the Red Storm alumni comes back to Colombia after been playing in Qatar, 8 month after his leave from Manizales OC.
The team is also ready for the debut of the Colombian talented center Freddy Asprilla who will comes within the next week.



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  CROATIA   


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.

The team accomplished their goal of the first division through qualifications in the season 03/04 and made their rookie appearance in the Croatian elite division in the season 04/05 where they won the fifth position and the 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, Nikola Prkacin (208-C-75) and their latest product wunderkid Mario Hezonja (202-G/F-95)
had their first steps in this club. Dubrovnik's roster is also full of talent and good 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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  CYPRUS   


What a season for Linos - by Michael Aristidou

Surely when Linos Gavriel took his decision to join Etoile du Sahel this season, few people believed that the Cypriot coach would have such a great season.
But looking at his past there were few years that Linos Gavriel didnt succeed anything during the year. And of course if you take a quick look at his achievements then you realize why he succeeded


2001-2007 Assistant coach in Cytavision APOEL, he won a championship (2002) and a cup (2003), parallel he was technical manager of the team and coach of the youth team during this years. He manages to celebrate 3 championships (2005, 2006, and 2007) and 3 cups (2003, 2005, and 2006) and a special cup in 2005. As you can see one double (2006) and a triple (2005) are among the achievements.


2008-2010 in K V Imperial AEL, were he celebrate every year the double (2008, 2009, and 2010). Also lead his team in quarterfinals of Eurocup.

In 2010-11 he was in Proteas EKA AEL and although he was moved away in March 2011 (after the loss in cup final) his ex-team also was in the championship final.

From 2007-2011 he was as assistant coach in Cyprus NT achieving a gold medal in 2009 in AMKE Also in 2005 as head coach of the Cyprus military NT took 6th position in the world cup in Russia.

This year the Cypriot coach went a step further. He is the only Cypriot coach who won a double abroad by taking a risky decision to join Etoile du Sahel and it seems that people there would not let him go so easily after this season.

Linos with his work proved that everything can happen if you believe to it. And Linos believe that he can succeed. So simple so easy to understand it!



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  D-LEAGUE   


D-Fenders hire Mark Madsen - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles D-Fenders announced the name of their new head coach. Mark Madsen will take over the team in the next season. He will replace Reggie Theus who left for Cal State Northridge basketball programme. Last season Mark Madsen worked as assistant coach with Stanford. Previously he had a stint as assistant coach with D-League's Utah Flash.
Mark Madsen played nine seasons in the NBA. He was NBA champion twice with the Lakers in 2001 and 2002.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi18.8 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.16.1 
 3. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.9 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.14.7 
 5. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 6. Lampe, Caja L.13.9 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu13.8 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.13.7 
 9. Weems, CSKA13.7 
 10. Hickman, Maccabi13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.3 
 2. Tomic, FCB Regal6.5 
 3. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 4. Lampe, Caja L.6.1 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
 6. Hines, Olympiacos6.0 
 7. Erden, Anadolu Ef.5.6 
 8. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 9. Thompson, ALBA5.4 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja5.3 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.8 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.5 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA4.9 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.5 
 7. Cook, Caja Laboral4.0 
 8. Gordon, Anadolu4.0 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu3.9 
 10. Rodriguez, Real M.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Bo MCCALEBB
  Fener.Ul.
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.9 
 2. Jaaber, Petrochimi1.9 
 3. Gordon, Anadolu1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.7 
 5. Fernandez, Real M.1.5 
 6. Diamantidis, Panat.1.4 
 7. Hickman, Maccabi1.4 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.9 
 2. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Hines, Olympiacos1.2 
 4. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 5. Kaun, CSKA1.2 
 6. Tomic, FCB Regal1.1 
 7. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 8. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 
 9. Davis, Khimky1.0 
 10. Falker, Besiktas1.0 


Euroleague 2014 Final Four at Belgrade, St. Petersburgh? - by Greg

According to some Russian media sources (itar-tass.com, sovsport.ru), Euroleague Final Four 2014 could be held in St. Petersburg or Belgrade. During the Final Four weekend at 02 Arena, London, many seats were left empty, especially in the semifinals and the 3rd place match.President of CSKA Moscow, Andrey Vatutin, said that he has spoken with Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu and claimed that may be Euroleague would not use the option to hold 2014 Final Four at London. Vatutin added that, not only the empty seats were the sole problem, there were some transportation issues as well.


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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Sarunas Jasikevicius is out of Eurobasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) is out of Eurobasket 2013 that will be held in Slovenia. The Lithuanian player announced about that in London.
Sarunas Jasikevicius decided to give the road to the younger players and will spend more time with his family. He just participated at the EuroLeague Final Four and finished on the fourth place with his Barcelona. CSKA held off Barcelona 74:73 to earn the third overall position. Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 2 points in that game.
He had a better game in the Semifinals clash against Real. The Lithuanian player scored 6 points and was the key player at the end of the game.
At the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) 12 Sarunas Jasikevicius averaged 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (5.3apg), FGP: 32.0%, 3PT-3 (58.3%) for the Lithuanian national team. He also became Spanish Catalonian League Winner -12.



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.6 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Clavell, Humacao20.0 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto19.1 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.1 
 10. Burgess, FoKoPo17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.1 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.7 
 4. Giles, KTP9.5 
 5. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 6. Quaintance, Kauha.9.3 
 7. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 8. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 10. Johnson, Namika8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.4 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.1 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.7 
 10. Holloway, Namika3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 3. Quaintance, Kauha.2.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.1 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Kauha.
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Quaintance, Kauha.1.4 
 2. Fields, Kataja1.2 
 3. Barrett, KTP1.2 
 4. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Ford, Kauhajoki1.0 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Bisons - KTP 2-1 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Finals, Game # 3: Both teams/coaches used seven players, both teams had their strong moments, but Bisons (Loimaa) winning this time at home court and defeating KTP (Kotka) again by 11 points: 84-73 (33-39). Quarters: 20-21, 13-18, 21-14, 30-20. Bisons - KTP now 2-1. Next game on Wednesday, May 15, in Kotka. If Bisons win that fight, they are Finnish Champions. If KTP wins Game 4, there will be Game # 5 on Friday, May 17, at Loimaa.
Tonight Bisons had all starters in double digits. KTP had only three players over 10 points. Bisons was shooting more and better, Bisons won again the rebounds 42-36. KTP had a 11-point-lead (39-50) during the third quarter, but Coach Greg Gibson took the time out and the contest got a new manuscript. Bisons was much stronger at the end.
Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) led the hosts with 18 pts, Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) had his double-double # 12 this season (16pts/10rbs) and Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87, college: NC-Greensboro) added 17 pts. Bisons was 20/23 from the FT-line. Even Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) made 5/6 of his FTs.
Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, college: Cent.Michigan) led KTP with 23pts/9rbs. Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: N.Colorado) added 14 and Timo Heinonen 13 pts. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) scored only two (2) points iin 27:46 minutes! Giles has had this season 16 double-doubles in the regular season and six double-doubles during the play-off-games. The last two games have been difficult for Giles: 8/6 and now 2/7.

Bisons - KTP 84-73 (33-39). (Jeb Ivey 18/6a, Mikko Koivisto 17, Martin Zeno 16/10. 1 - 87% (20/23), 2 - 46% (17/37), 3 - 43% (10/23). R: 30+12=42. TO: 13. - Sefton Barrett 23/9, Antwine Williams 14, Timo Heinonen 13. 1 - 63% (5/8), 2 - 56% (25/45), 3 - 21% (6/29). R: 23+13=36. TO: 10. A: 1063).



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Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Dwight BUYCKS
  Gravelines
  (190-PG-89)
  Avg: 18.5
 1. Buycks, Gravelines18.5 
 2. May, Paris-Levallo.18.4 
 3. King, Selcuk Univ.16.8 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.4 
 5. Ajinca, Strasbourg16.1 
 6. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 7. Williams, Paris-.15.7 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy15.6 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.6 
 10. Green, Orleans15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jon BROCKMAN
  Limoges
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Brockman, Limoges10.7 
 2. Monroe, Boulazac8.8 
 3. May, Paris-Levallo.7.8 
 4. Williams, Chalon7.6 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg7.1 
 6. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 7. Collins, Roanne7.0 
 8. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.9 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Bernard KING
  Selcuk Univ.
  (196-G-81)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. King, Selcuk Univ.7.4 
 2. Diabate, Nancy6.7 
 3. Pellin, Orleans6.3 
 4. Schilb, Chalon5.5 
 5. Greer, Strasbourg5.0 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.8 
 7. Campbell, Stras.4.6 
 8. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.6 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.4 
 10. Sangare, Roanne4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 3. Leloup, Dijon1.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 5. Greene, Orleans1.7 
 6. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 7. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 8. Diot, Paris-Levall.1.6 
 9. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 10. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rudy GOBERT
  Cholet
  (212-C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gobert, Cholet1.9 
 2. Ajinca, Strasbourg1.6 
 3. Akpomedah, Grave.1.3 
 4. Sy, AS.1.2 
 5. Williams, Chalon1.2 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 
 9. Issa, Le Mans0.8 
 10. Samnick, Roanne0.8 


Orleans re-sign Brian Greene - by Eurobasket News

Orleans have agreed on terms of contract extension with Brian Greene (204-F-81, college: Colorado St.). The forward signed a new two-year deal with the team. Brian Greene joined Orleans back in 2011. He tallies 14.9 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.9 assists per game in the current ProA season. In EuroCup the forward delivered 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per appearance. Previously Brian Greene had stints with Spirou Charleroi, Okapi Aalstar, Erie Bay Hawks, Koeln 99ers, Galatasaray, Colorado 14ers, ASVEL, Liege, Pepinster, Anwil. He made it into All-Belgian League 1st Team in 2010. Brian Greene also earned All-French ProA Honourable Mention in 2007.


Anthony Racine will join Saint Quentin - by Eurobasket News

Anthony Racine (190-G-94) will continue his career in Saint Quentin. The guard has agreed on terms of contract with the teams and will start the next season in ProB. The deal is meant for one season with the option of extending for another one. Anthony Racine has just parted ways with Charleville. Anthony Racine joined Charleville at the start of the season. He notched 5.0 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in ProB. Previously Racine played for CFBB. He was the member of the U16 and U18 French National Teams.


Monds leaves Bourg - by Eurobasket News

30-year old American power forward David Monds (205-109kg-83, college: Oklahoma State, agency: Fusion Sports) left JL Bourg Basket (ProB). In 27 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.6apg this season.
The last season Monds played at Entente Orleans 45 (ProA). In 27 games he had 10.2ppg and 5.0rpg.
In 2008 (a year after he left the college) Monds was drafted by Albuquerque Thunderbirds (D-League) in second round (19th overall).
The former Oklahoma State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements his team made it to the D-League Semifinals in 2009. Monds received also Eurobasket.com All-French ProB 3rd Team award in 2011.
He is a very experienced player. Monds has played also professionally in Germany (BG Goettingen), Greece (Kolossos), Puerto Rico (Caciques), Turkey (Gelisim), NBA (LA Lakers) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and N.Mexico T.).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Pero Antic wins EuroLeague title with Olympiacos - by Eurobasket News

Pero Antic (210-F-82, agency: Beo Basket) wins EuroLeague title with Olympiacos as his Greek side celebrated the second straight EuroLeague title. They outgunned Real Madrid in an exciting clash at O2 Arena in London. Vassilis Spanoulis came up with 22 points to pace the Hellenes to the historic success. The Reds entered the EuroLeague Final Four as underdogs but proved a tough nut to crack edging big time favourites CSKA in the semis and then Real Madrid in the Final.
Real Madrid looked dominant at every end of the floor in the opening quarter. The Spanish team got to a flying start building a 27:10 lead after ten minutes. But Olympiacos once again showed their character. They opened the second frame on a 12:2 rally. Sloukas capped the first half with three points to put Olympiacos within 4 points 37:41. Vassilis Spanoulis drained back-to-back three-pointers early in the third term to give the Reds a 45:43 lead. Kyle Hines and Acie Law made it 52:46 for Olympiacos midway through the third term. Real however did not allow the Reds to pull away entering the fourth frame all tied at 61. The Greek team opened the fourth frame on a 9:1 run to ensure a 70:62 advantage. Marcus Slaughter received a technical foul midway through the period and Olympiacos punished Real with a 6:0 run to extend the lead to 14 points 84:70. Sergio Rodriguez dragged the Madrid outfit within 8 points 79:87 but Vassilis Spanoulis reacted with a timely three-pointer and Olympiacos cruised to the victory from there on. Acie Law provided 20 points, while Kyle Hines netted 12 points for the winners and Pero Antic netted 10. Rudy Fernandez responded with 21 points for Real Madrid. Sergio Rodriguez added 17 points in the loss.



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German 20 Under National Team named - by Moritz Korff

Head coach Harald Stein named 17 players to the German 20 Under National Team, that will gather in Kienbaum from May 20 to 29 for a practice camp.

Paul Albrecht (205-F-93) - Oldenburg
Hans Brase (203-F) - Princeton University, USA
Helge Baues (205-PF-94) - Bremerhaven
Fabian Bleck (198-F-93) - Iserlohn/Hagen
David Brembly (197-G/F-93) - Sopot, Poland
Alexander Engel (188-G-93) - Breitenguessbach/Bamberg
Stephan Haukohl (203-F-93) - Ehingen
Robin Jorch (208-PF-94) - Berlin
Bazoumana Kante (190-SG-93) - Bremerhaven
Dominic Lockhart (197-F-94) - Giessen
Mauricio Marin (192-G-94, agency: LUMANI 10.7) - Muenchen
Max Merz (183-PG-94) - Frankfurt
Malik Mueller (189-G-94) - Ehingen
Kenneth Ogbe (197-SG-94) - Ehingen
Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) - Muenchen
Johannes Richter (206-PF-93, agency: LUMANI 10.7) - Breitenguessbach
Sid Marlon Theis (204-F/C-93) - Ehingen
Julius Wolf (202-F-93) - Muenchen

Head Coach: Harald Stein
Coach Assistant: Igor Starcevic



Bjoern Harmsen Returns Back To Science City Jena - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Three seasons after coaching in the Beko BBL, Bjoern Harmsen (agency: LUMANI 10.7 ) returns back to an old stomping ground Jena to coach in the Pro A getting a three year deal. Last season, the 30 year old German coached the Lti Giessen 46ers with little success. He made a name for himself helping the Mitteldeutscher BC reach the Beko BBL in 2009 and coaching the team from 2009-2011. Harmsen sat out last season getting new strength and now has the chance to bring Science City Jena to new glory. He coached them in the 2007-2008 season in the Beko BBL, but was let go in February 2008. He started his coaching career in 2003 as an assistant for TuS Jena (2.Bundesliga) and was head coach in 2006. Awards/Achievements in his caoching career have been German Bundesliga Rookies All-Star Game -06, Eurobasket.com All-German 2 Bundesliga South Coach of the Year -07, Eurobasket.com All-German 2. Bundesliga Pro A Coach of the Year -09, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -09


Jack Eggleston (Bayer Giants Leverkusen) This Pro B Championship Has A Special Place In My Heart - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

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

Congrats on the PRO title B. If someone had told after the first day of practice in August that the Bayer Giants Leverkusen would be PRO B champion in May 2013, what would you have said?

I really appreciate it man. Josh and I didn't even get to Leverkusen until the beginning of September, and it was really a struggle for us early on. We lost all of our preseason games and our first three regular season games. I honestly never would have thought we could win the title.

Was it a big downer that you werent able to win the title in the Wilhelm Dopatka halle in Leverkusen?

No I don't think so. We had a great group of fans that made the trip to Schwelm. There's also a sort of sweet satisfaction you get from silencing the other team's crowd. I wouldn't change a thing.

The Bayer Giants Leverkusen had the comfortable 43-29 lead at halftime. What was key having the nice lead at halftime?

I thought we really executed offensively and got good shots. In the first half we moved the ball and knocked down our open looks. Additionally, we did a good job defending and rebounding their first shots.

Schwelm had a massive third quarter scoring 28 points. What was key for Schwelm coming back into the game?

Schwelm really stepped up their aggressiveness on both ends of the floor. They attacked the basket on offense and pressured us into turnovers on defense. They absolutely showed how good of a team they are.

In the fourth quarter with 2.16 to play the game was dead locked 70-70. They closed out the game with a 6-0 run to win 76-70, but luckily Leverkusen won the first game by seven points. Describe the last minutes of the game and how nerve wracking were they?

Man I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest. We just tried to contest all of their shots and make sure they didn't get anything easy. To their credit they knocked a few down, but we made just enough plays to sneak out of there with the win.

Does it feel weird hoisting the trophy despite losing the game?

That was a little strange since I have never played a two game series with the winner decided on aggregate before. But once I got that trophy in my hands, I forgot about everything else.

Will it be hard leaving for the summer and saying goodbye? Would you like to come back for a third season?

I'm definitely going to miss my teammates, friends, and fans over the summer. Everyone in Leverkusen has treated me so well these past two years. I feel like a lucky guy. As far as next year, we'll have to see what happens. I'm going to take my time making any decisions so I know what my options are.

If Josh Parker would have scored 30 points, Leverkusen would have easily won, but you were the backbone with 17 points and 10 rebounds. What will you remember most from your performance?

I think I'll remember most how much of a fight it was out there. Schwelm is a very good team and they certainly didn't make it easy on us. The game easily could have gone either way. I'm just happy that I was able to help my team win.

Where does the PRO B title rank with your HS: district titles 06,07?

Well as much as I loved my high school team and beating our rival Dillard two years in a row for those titles, this Pro B championship has a special place in my heart. To go from last year being in the play downs and barely staying in the Pro B to this year winning it all is really an incredible achievement.

How do you see the next rounds of the NBA playoffs?

Honestly I've been so focused on our games that I haven't watched much of the playoffs recently. I'm looking forward to being able to just relax and watch all of the games.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

I just watched Side Effects.


Thanks Jack for the chat.





Igor Starcevic Named U-20 Assistant Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Igor Starcevic has made a name for himself the last years as head coach of Pro B team Licher Baskets Baeren and today was rewarded by being named assistant coach for the German U-20 team that will play in Tallin, Estonia at the 2013 European championships. Starcevic will give his coaching expertsie under Harold Stein. "I already worked two years with Harald in Frankfurt and he started to respect my work there. This is a big honour for me and I see the job with much happiness. I am very thankful for the trust that Frank Menz and Harald Stein have given me. I said yes right away", stressed Igor Starcevic . "












Tyron Mccoy Named Artland Dragons Head Coach - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After five seasons of getting valuable coaching experience as an assistant, American Tyron McCoy gets first head coaching job with 2008 cup champion Artland Dragons. The Artland Dragons were searching for a new head coach after German Stefan Koch had recently announced that he was steping down after three seasons in Quackenbruck. Mccoy was the assistant undetr Koch the last three seasons. "I am thankful that the Dragons have trust, believe me and give me the chance to be head coach. To follow in the foot steps of Stefan Koch are huge, but I learned alot form him in the last three years. I am ready to take up the challenge and am happy to be able to work for such a great organization like the Artland Dragons", stressed Tyrone Mccoy. The American who had a long career as a player and was known as the cat started his coaching career in Ludwigsburg under Rick Stafford and Tolga Ongoren in 2008. "He was our first choice and we are happy that he accepted our offer. We have a lot of trust in him and are sure that he is the right man", stressed Dragons CEO Alexander Meilwes.


Souirce: Artland Dragons





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Orcas takes Promotiedivisie title - by Eurobasket News

Orcas Urk - Binnenland 74:53

Orcas takes Promotiedivisie title as they won the Final game against Binnenland. The Winner of the Regular Season posted a 74:53 win and dominated the Promotiedivisie.
In the Semifinals games Orcas beat Cangeroes 78:72, but lost the second game 68:71. Due to the better difference after two games, they managed to advance to the Final. Binnenland meanwhile smashed De Groene 88:55 in Game 1 but then was smashed by the opponents 35:55 and luckily advanced to the Final.
In The Final game Binnenland led 8:7, while Orcas closed the first period with a 10-3 run and managed to take 17-11 lead after the first 10 minutes of the game. They improved to 36:26 lead at the halftime and had 51:40 advantage later in the game. Jesper Jobse (203-C/F-84) top-scored for the winners with 22 points. Sander Trommelen (201-F-87) replied with 18 points in the losing effort.



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Standings

IBA-PBL Standings
Central Division
 1. Sauk Valley P. 16-5 
 2. Kankakee S. 13-5 
 3. Bloomington F. 11-5 
 4. Kenosha B. 11-7 
 5. Chicago R. 8-10 
 6. St.Louis T. 5-11 
 7. Springfield X. 2-11 
 8. Lake County S. 0-8 
Eastern Division
 1. Rochester R. 15-2 
 2. Gary Splash 14-7 
 3. Indiana D. 9-4 
 4. Holland Dream 7-6 
 5. Lansing C. 6-12 
 6. Lake Michigan 4-15 
 7. West Virginia M. 3-13 
 8. New Jersey G-F 1-2 
 9. Albany L. 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 19

May. 11: New Jersey G-F - Rochester R. 96-131
May. 9: Rochester R. - Schenechtady L. 137-111
May. 11: Chicago R. - Lake County S. 129-116
May. 11: Gary Splash - West Virginia M. 123-99
May. 11: Kankakee S. - St.Louis T. 118-108
May. 11: Bloomington F. - Sauk Valley P. 110-86

Regular Season: Round 20

May. 17: Lansing C. - Lake Michigan
May. 17: New Jersey G-F - West Virginia M.
May. 17: Rochester R. - Albany L.
May. 17: Kankakee S. - Kenosha B.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ryan EDWARDS
  Kankakee.
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 33
 1. Edwards, Kankakee.33.0 
 2. Bostick, Kenosha32.8 
 3. Baptist, Kankakee.26.1 
 4. Thomas, Kenosha B.23.8 
 5. Cobbs, Kenosha B.23.5 
 6. Bennett, Gary S.22.9 
 7. Waller, Sauk V.21.1 
 8. Motley, Lansing C.20.9 
 9. Pepper, St.Louis T.20.6 
 10. Bennett, Rochest.20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Billy PETTIFORD
  India.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Pettiford, India.11.1 
 2. Warren, Gary S.10.7 
 3. Baptist, Kankakee.10.4 
 4. Barkdoll, Rocheste.10.4 
 5. Haley, Rochester R.9.9 
 6. Devaughn, India.9.0 
 7. Cobbs, Kenosha B.8.6 
 8. Love, Sauk V.8.3 
 9. Williams, Lansing8.1 
 10. Anderson, Bloomi.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Tony BENNETT
  Rocheste.
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Bennett, Rocheste.7.7 
 2. Kyle, Kankakee S.6.8 
 3. Ruffin, Blooming.5.0 
 4. Waller, Sauk V.5.0 
 5. Radcliff, Sauk V.4.5 
 6. Motley, Lansing C.4.4 
 7. Goldsberry, West V.4.4 
 8. Anderson, Rochest.4.2 
 9. Tunnell, West V.3.8 
 10. Pettiford, India.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Thomas COBBS
  Kenosha B.
  (193-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Cobbs, Kenosha B.3.0 
 2. Collins, West V.2.2 
 3. Bostick, Kenosha2.1 
 4. Radcliff, Sauk V.1.8 
 5. Bennett, Rocheste.1.7 
 6. Goldsberry, West V.1.7 
 7. Waller, Sauk V.1.6 
 8. Kyle, Kankakee S.1.5 
 9. Motley, Lansing C.1.4 
 10. Boykins, Lansing1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Jason WARREN
  Gary S.
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Warren, Gary S.1.4 
 2. Pettiford, India.1.4 
 3. Green, Blooming.1.4 
 4. Carlwell, Chicago1.3 
 5. Bostick, Kenosha1.3 
 6. Wolfinger, Sauk V.1.2 
 7. Harris, Lake Michi.1.0 
 8. Eversley, West V.1.0 
 9. Barkdoll, Rocheste.0.9 
 10. Cobbs, Kenosha B.0.8 



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Slam Rout Japan For Fourth Straight Win - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral.com The Bellingham Slam made quick work of the Japan Tornadoes 161-78 in an International Basketball League at Whatcom Community College.The game set team records for fewest points allowed and also for greatest margin of victory at 83 points. Chas Kolk enjoyed his finest performance of his two season Slam career, leading all scorers with 34 points on 14 of 19 shooting from the floor and six three pointers.Blake Poole finished with another double-double of 24 points and 16 rebounds. Every Slam player figured in the scoring and all but two scored in double figures. Hikau Sashake led the Tornadoes with 30 points while Takato Hara added 22.


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Eric Dawson with Petrochimi in WABA Tournament... - by Mohammad Ahmadi

By cooperation of MR Agency Inc. and Haylett Sports , Petrochimi Imam Harbor could sign NBA Player Eric Dawson (206-F-84, college: Midwestern St.), for WABA Tournament during May 2013. Dawson after leaving San Antonio Spurs, went to Philippines and played for Meralco Bolts with great performance by having more than 50 points in some games and after that joined Petrochimi at Iraq for WABA tournament.

Petrochimi , Champion of Iran 2012-2013 season, is participating this tournament with Mehran Hatami as Head Coach and some famous players as : Hamed Afagh , Hamed SohrabNejad , Ali Doraghi , Tyrone Brazelton , Ali Jamshidi .

Eric Dawson's some Awards/Achievements:
Chinese ABA Marco Polo Cup Championship MVP -11
NBA D-League - Impact Player of the Year - 12
ALL NBA D-League 1st Team - 12
ALL NBA D-League Defensive 1st Team -12
D-League West Conference Runner-Up -12
D-League Champion -12




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Hanley leaves Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (ACB) parted ways with 23-year old American (has also Irish passport) swingman Will Hanley (200-93kg-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International). In four ACB games he recorded 4.5ppg and 3.5rpg this season. Hanley also played at Oviedo CB (LEB Silver) earlier that season. In 20 games he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 11.2rpg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Hanley was voted NABC Division III All-Northeast Region 2nd Team in 2012 at his college time.
Hanley graduated from Bowdoin College in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.
On Hanley: Will runs the floor very well. He is always a double- double threat on the court. He is really intense and hard mentality. Has shown the ability to guard smaller defenders and pressure ball handlers.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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.19.1 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.9 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.1 
 7. Collins, Guaros17.0 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.4 
 9. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
 10. Calathes, Maccabi16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.2 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.1 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 4. Uter, Maccabi9.2 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.1 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi9.1 
 7. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 8. Wright, Maccabi8.9 
 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.5.3 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.1 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi4.9 
 5. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.4.7 
 6. Collins, Guaros4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 8. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Washington, Netan.2.4 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 4. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.0 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.1.9 
 8. Wright, Maccabi1.9 
 9. Berkowitz, 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. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.3 
 7. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 8. Wright, Maccabi1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.2 
 10. Dove, Elizur Ashk.1.0 


Winner League Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Haifa 81-93 (0-2)

The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi Haifa. Galil Gilboa managed to win fourth quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Galil Gilboa 44-30 including 31 on the defensive glass. Maccabi Haifa looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) who scored 24 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Five Maccabi Haifa players scored in double figures. American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) produced 24 points and 5 rebounds and the former international Dagan Yavzuri (193-85) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Galil Gilboa: J.Smith 24+5reb+2ast, A.Simhon 14, D.Yavzuri 14+4reb+4ast, Y.Green 7+7reb, R.Sanders 6+4reb+3ast, K.Hayes 6+3reb+2ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 24+6reb+9ast, P.Calathes 18+10reb, P.Stoll 16+5reb+5ast, G.Mekel 14+4reb+4ast, J.Thomas 11+11reb+1ast, A.Chubrevich 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 240946


Hapoel J-M - Netanya 87-68 (2-0)

The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Jerusalem. GreenTops Netanya managed to win third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Jerusalem made 31-of-36 free shots (86.1 percent) during the game. Jamaican power forward Samardo Samuels (206-89, college: Louisville) scored 22 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American Josh Duncan (203-86) chipped in 17 points and 11 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) during the contest. American power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Deron Washington (201-85, college: Virginia Tech) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Netanya: R.Bradley 20+1reb, M.Killingsworth 17+10reb+2ast, D.Washington 14+8reb+1ast, E.Shulman 7+1reb+1ast, Y.Orland 7+3reb, E.Gueta 2
Hapoel J-M: S.Samuels 22+6reb+1ast, J.Duncan 17+11reb+1ast, R.Steele 11+1reb+3ast, R.Limonad 11+1ast, C.Fells 9+5reb+3ast, E.Kadir 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 240945


Maccabi Rishon - Hapoel Eilat 63-91 (1-1)

The game was mostly controlled by Hapoel Eilat. Maccabi Rishon was better in second period 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hapoel Eilat shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. American power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) notched a double-double by scoring 10 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) supported him with 22 points. Five Hapoel Eilat players scored in double figures. Even 15 points and 7 rebounds by Shawn Dawson (194-93) did not help to save the game for Maccabi Rishon. Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra) added 14 points for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: S.Dawson 15+7reb, A.Uter 14+4reb+1ast, J.Wright 8+3reb+3ast, A.Ben David 7+4reb+1ast, N.Cohen 5+2reb, O.Solomon 4+3reb+1ast
Hapoel Eilat: L.O'Bannon 22+2reb+2ast, A.Nissim 16+4ast, S.Hopson 16+5reb+3ast, J.Tillman 10+5reb+3ast, E.Holman 10+14reb+2ast, E.Skverer 9+3reb+3ast
gschID: 240944


Hapoel T-A - Maccabi T-A 67-80 (0-2)

The game was mostly controlled by Maccabi T-A. Hapoel Tel-Aviv was better in third quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Hapoel Tel-Aviv 33-21 including 27 on the defensive glass. Maccabi T-A shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Ricky Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 5 rebounds. International point guard Yogev Ohayon (187-87) contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford) replied with 24 points and his fellow American import forward Brian Randle (203-85) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hapoel Tel-Aviv.
Top scorers:
Hapoel T-A: A.Goods 24+3reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 12+2reb, B.Randle 10+6reb+3ast, M.Naor 7+2reb+3ast, C.Kelly 7+4reb+4ast, D.Stitt 5+3reb+4ast
Maccabi T-A: R.Hickman 25+5reb+3ast, L.Eliyahu 16+5reb+2ast, S.James 10+7reb+1ast, Y.Ohayon 9+10reb+8ast, G.Pnini 9+1reb+1ast, D.Logan 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 240943



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Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Donnel TAYLOR
  Trenkwal.
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.9 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.4 
 3. Diener, Banco d.17.6 
 4. Diener, Banco d.17.3 
 5. Brown, Montepaschi17.2 
 6. Datome, Acea V.17.1 
 7. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 8. Harris, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Cinciarini, Sutor15.3 
 10. Langford, EA7 A.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaloyan IVANOV
  Sidigas AV
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ivanov, Sidigas AV10.0 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.8.9 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 4. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 5. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 6. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.8 
 7. Dunston, Cimberio.7.5 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Bourousis, EA7 A.7.0 
 10. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.3 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.8 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.8 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 6. Taylor, Acea V.4.1 
 7. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.1 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi4.0 
 9. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.6 
 10. Tabu, Cantu3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 2. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 5. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.0 
 6. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 7. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 8. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 9. Barbour, Pesaro1.8 
 10. Goss, Acea V.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.2 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.6 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.4 
 4. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 5. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.3 
 7. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.2 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.2 
 9. Cusin, Cantu1.1 
 10. Akindele, Champvi.1.1 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 21
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.0 
 2. Ware, Novipiu Casa.20.9 
 3. Young, Upea CdO19.5 
 4. Green, Novipiu Cas.19.0 
 5. Marigney, Prima V.18.8 
 6. Mays, Givova S.18.6 
 7. Jenkins, C.de L.18.3 
 8. Roderick, LeGamber.18.0 
 9. Walker, Prima Vero.17.9 
 10. Battle, Upea CdO17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.7 
 2. Todic, Khimik9.9 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.9.9 
 4. Mosley, Biancobl.9.1 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.9.0 
 6. George, Upea CdO9.0 
 7. Butkevicius, Novip.8.8 
 8. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.3 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.8.1 
 10. Toppo, Giorgo T.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERNANDEZ
  C.de L.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Fernandez, C.de L.4.9 
 2. Green, Sigma B.4.8 
 3. Ware, Novipiu Casa.4.7 
 4. Pecile, Biancobl.4.6 
 5. Roderick, LeGamber.4.4 
 6. Gay, Aget S.4.3 
 7. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 8. Walker, Prima Vero.3.6 
 9. Marigney, Prima V.3.3 
 10. Guarino, FCM F.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Donato CUTOLO
  Biancobl.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cutolo, Biancobl.2.7 
 2. Mays, Givova S.2.4 
 3. George, Upea CdO2.3 
 4. James, FCM F.2.3 
 5. Forray, Pall.Trento2.2 
 6. Guarino, FCM F.2.1 
 7. Fernandez, C.de L.2.1 
 8. Westbrook, Tezen.2.0 
 9. Battle, Upea CdO2.0 
 10. Lawal, Tezenis VE2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 William MOSLEY
  Biancobl.
  (202-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Mosley, Biancobl.1.8 
 2. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.7 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.3 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 5. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.2 
 6. James, FCM F.1.1 
 7. Brkic, C.de L.1.0 
 8. Roderick, LeGamber.1.0 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.9 
 10. Butkevicius, Novi.0.9 


Ndoja leaves Enel Brindisi - by Eurobasket News

28-year old former Albanian international shooting guard Klaudio Ndoja (198-94kg-85) leaves Enel Brindisi (SerieA). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Italian passport. In 27 Lega2 games he averaged 6.5ppg and 2.4rpg this season. He played there also last season. In 29 Lega2 games he had 11.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.5spg. Ndoja's team made it to the Lega Due Play-Offs Semifinals in 2009.
He was also a member of Albanian international program for some years. Ndoja played for Albanian Senior National Team between 2004 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2003. He represented Albania at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 8 games: 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.4apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 16.4%, FT: 83.3%.
Ndoja has played previously for seven other Italy teams: Naturhouse Ferrara, Fileni BPA Jesi, Givova Scafati, Upea Capo d'Orlando, Casalpusterlengo, Borgomanero and Upea Capo d'Orlando.
His game is described as: A swingman with a good outside touch who knows how to help his team inside, if needed. Plays with intensity, can be effective immediately coming out from the bench.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 John HUMPHREY
  Saitama .
  (188-G/F-80)
  Avg: 27.2
 1. Humphrey, Saitama27.2 
 2. Cummings, Sendai22.0 
 3. Woods, Tokyo C.21.9 
 4. Burns, Yokohama BC21.6 
 5. Chandler, Chiba J.20.6 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets19.8 
 7. Parker, Shimane SM19.3 
 8. Brown, Akita NH19.1 
 9. Keller, Gunma19.0 
 10. Kennedy, Yokoham.18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris HOLM
  Niigata Albirex
  (212-C-84)
  Avg: 14.5
 1. Holm, Niigata Albi.14.5 
 2. Willard, Sendai 89.14.0 
 3. Warren, Fukuoka12.5 
 4. Kuso, Miyazaki SS12.3 
 5. Bell, Osaka Evessa11.6 
 6. Werner, Chiba Jets11.4 
 7. Rickert, Osaka E.10.7 
 8. White, Hamamats.10.7 
 9. Williams, Saitama10.6 
 10. Jones, Tokyo C.10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Takehiko SHIMURA
  Sendai
  (160-G-83)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Shimura, Sendai6.4 
 2. Togashi, Akita NH6.2 
 3. Namizato, Okina.6.1 
 4. Galloway, Hamamats.5.9 
 5. Kensuke, Chiba Je.5.7 
 6. Jones III, Oita H.5.2 
 7. Burns, Yokohama BC4.7 
 8. Humphrey, Saitama4.2 
 9. Ito, Miyazaki SS4.1 
 10. Woods, Tokyo C.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Michael PARKER
  Shimane SM
  (202-F-81)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Parker, Shimane SM2.3 
 2. Humphrey, Saitama2.2 
 3. Burns, Yokohama BC2.0 
 4. McHenry, Okina.2.0 
 5. Alawoya, Oita H.1.9 
 6. Masato, Iwate B.1.9 
 7. Brown, Toyama G.1.9 
 8. Galloway, Hamamats.1.9 
 9. Lyons, Takamats.1.9 
 10. Mito, Toyama G.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jeral DAVIS
  Shimane SM
  (216-C-84)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Davis, Shimane SM3.5 
 2. Blackledge, Iwate2.5 
 3. Carter, Tokyo C.2.2 
 4. Marshall, Shins.2.0 
 5. Ashby, Fukuoka1.7 
 6. Parker, Shimane SM1.6 
 7. Kuso, Miyazaki SS1.5 
 8. Fairley, Miyazaki.1.4 
 9. Williams, Takamats.1.4 
 10. Kent, Akita NH1.3 


Niigata Albirex, Kyoto, Yokohama and Fukuoka Rizing reach the semis - by Eurobasket News

Niigata Albirex - Akita NH 88-58 (2-0)

The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-58. Niigata Albirex outrebounded Akita Happinets 45-25 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American players dominated the game. Center Chris Holm (212-84, college: Vermont) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the effort and guard Nile Murry (193-83, college: TCU) supported him with 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. Even 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists by forward Marshall Brown (199-85, college: Missouri) did not help to save the game for Akita Happinets. Guard Dion Harris (190-85, college: Michigan) added 18 points for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Niigata Albirex: Y.Ikeda 20+3reb+1ast, C.Holm 15+14reb+3ast, K.Sato 14+2reb+1ast, N.Murry 12+13reb+4ast, R.Webb 11+4reb+1ast, S.Komatsu 9+5reb+2ast
Akita NH: D.Harris 18+1reb+1ast, Y.Togashi 10+2reb+5ast, M.Brown 9+8reb+6ast, M.Anderson 9+7reb+1ast, S.Taguchi 4+1ast, M.Kato 4+3reb
gschID: 241088


Okinawa GK - Kyoto Hannar. 90-60 (1-2)

Kyoto Hannar lost the second game 60:90, but won the extra time 19-14 and advanced to the Semifinals. In Game 2 Okinawa GK led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Kyoto Hannar.'s 28. They outrebounded Kyoto Hannar. 42-27 including 32 on the defensive glass. American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) notched a double-double by scoring 14 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the effort and guard Naoto Kosuge (187-82) supported him with 22 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Four Okinawa GK players scored in double figures. Even 13 points and 6 rebounds by American-Panamanian forward Leonardo Pomare (203-86, college: San Diego) did not help to save the game for Kyoto Hannar.. Yu Okada (184-83) added 11 points for the guests. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Okinawa GK: N.Kosuge 22, T.Woodbury 18+3reb+1ast, A.McHenry 14+13reb+4ast, N.Namizato 10+3reb+4ast, J.Newton 8+10reb+1ast, D.Larkai 6+5reb+1ast
Kyoto Hannar.: L.Pomare 13+6reb+1ast, Y.Okada 11+1reb+2ast, H.Kantake 10+3reb, M.Cousin 7+3reb, D.Palmer 7+5reb+1ast, J.Boyette 5+4reb+4ast
gschID: 241087


Yokohama BC - Toyama Grouses 67-88 (2-1)

Yokohama lost game 2 but won the extra time 19-14 and advanced to the Semifinals. In Game 2 the guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-67. Toyama Grouses shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Puerto Rican power forward Angel Garcia (209-88, college: Memphis) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Takeshi Mito (184-85) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Toyama Grouses players scored in double figures. American guard Draelon Burns (194-85, college: De Paul) replied with 17 points and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Thomas Kennedy (201-87, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 14 points in the effort for Yokohama BC. 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:
Toyama Grouses: A.Garcia 23+8reb+5ast, T.Mito 19+5reb+2ast, T.Fujie 12+2reb+4ast, J.Jacob 11+7reb+1ast, R.Horikawa 10+4reb, I.Brown 7+5reb+2ast
Yokohama BC: D.Burns 17+6reb+2ast, T.Kennedy 14+4reb+1ast, M.Kabaya 11+2reb+1ast, P.Faye 7+6reb+1ast, O.Kimura 5+4reb+1ast, K.Yamada 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 241086


Fukuoka Rizing - Shimane SM 73-68 (2-0)

Trinidad and Tobago power forward Julius Ashby (205-82, college: Colorado) had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 19 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) chipped in 12 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American forward Michael Parker (202-81, college: Evergreen St.) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and his fellow American import center Jeral Davis (216-84) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Fukuoka Rizing: J.Peppers 20+4reb+1ast, J.Ashby 20+19reb+3ast, R.Warren 12+11reb+2ast, J.Nakanishi 12+5reb, A.Takeno 4+1reb+1ast, J.Johnson 3+1reb
Shimane SM: J.Davis 15+8reb, M.Parker 13+9reb+2ast, B.Puckett 13+7reb+2ast, B.Freeman 11+1reb, K.Yamabuchi 7+2reb+6ast, T.Yokoo 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 241089



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JBF hires Vangelis Alexandris as National Team Head Coach - by Omar Shafaamri

Jordan Basketball Federatioan agreed the terms with the Greek Coach Vangelis Alexandris to take on the Senior National Team for the upcoming Compeitions starting from FIBA Asia Championship this Summer with the target of reaching the World Championship 2014 for the 2nd consecutive time after 2010 in turkey.

Born: Feb.2, 1951
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Player:
1964-1989: Anagennisi Thessaloniki (A1), Aris Thessaloniki (A1), P.A.O.K. Thessaloniki (A1)
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Awards:
Greek League Champion -79
Greek Cup Winner -84
Greek National Team -70, -83
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Head Coach:
1993-1994: AEL 1964 Larissa (Greece-A1)
1994-1995: AEL 1964 Larissa (Greece-A1)
1995-1996: PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece-A1)
1996-1997: AS Apollon Patras (Greece-A1)
1997-1998: GS Iraklis Thessaloniki (Greece-A1)
1998-1999: Heraclion OA (Greece-A1)
1999-2000: Marousi BC (Greece-A1)
2000-2001: Marousi BC (Greece-A1)
2001-2002: PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece-A1)
2002-2003: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1)
2003-2004: Aris Thessaloniki (Greece-A1): fired in Nov.'03
2004-2005: Olimpia GE Larisa (Greece-A1)
2005-2006: Olimpia GE Larisa (Greece-A1)
2006-2007: AEK Athens (Greece-A1): fired in Feb.'07, next month was hired by PAOK Marfin Thessaloniki (Greece-A1)
2007-2008: AO Kolossos Rodou (Greece-A1)
2008-2009: AEL 1964 Larissa (Greece-A1), left in Apr.'09
2009-2010: Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greece-A1)
2010-2011: Marousi BC (A1)
2011-2012: Aris Thessaloniki (A1)
2012, extended the contract with Aris Thessaloniki (A1) for 2 more seasons
2012-2013: Aris Thessaloniki (A1), released in Oct.'12
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Awards/Achievements:
Coach Assistant: Greek A1 All-Star Game -97, 03, 06
Saporta Cup Winner -01
Greek Cup Finalist -03
FIBA Champions Cup Winner -03
Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Coach of the Year -05
Head Coach: Greek League All-Star Game -11



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  LEBANON   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 33.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit33.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.3 
 3. Khatib, Champville26.8 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Youngblood, Byblos23.8 
 7. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 8. Sims, Sagesse23.1 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh23.1 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed21.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.1 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.4 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.4 
 7. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.1 
 8. Perry, Hoops9.1 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.4 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.6 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.1 
 8. Fahed, Moutahed5.1 
 9. Khatib, Champville5.0 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Blair, Hoops3.2 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.3 
 3. Youngblood, Byblos2.1 
 4. Emmett, Amchit2.1 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 8. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.5 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.4 
 5. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Terry, Champville0.8 
 10. Freije, Amchit0.8 


Champville 1-1 in the WABA Champions Cup - by Asia-Basket Lebanon

In their 2nd game in the tournament Champville played another Iranian Team Petrochimi , the first game saw Champville loosing against Foolad Mahad on the score of 83-84. This time Champville had other thoughts , and they were very focused to score their first win in the tournament . the first quarter saw the home team leading on the score of 23-22. Both teams continued to score and the neither teams managed to impose their rhythm , the score at the half was 38-38.

The 3rd quarter Petrochimi through Hamed Afagh imposed their game and finished the quarter on the score of 60-53. The last quarter Champville with Fadi Khatib and Jeremiah Massy sound the alarm and led their team to a big comeback which gave the lead and the win at the end of the game on the score of 84-78.

Massy led Champville with 29 points, Fadi Khatib 16pints

Q1:23-22 Q2:38-38 Q3:60-53 Q4: 84-78



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  LITHUANIA   

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, Rudupis13.9 
 7. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.13.6 
 8. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.5 
 10. Kadziulis, Rudupis12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 4. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Vene, Rudupis5.7 
 8. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 9. Dia, Siauliai5.5 
 10. Gailius, Neptunas5.5 
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. Babkauskas, Lietk.3.3 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.3 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas3.3 
 9. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.3 
 10. Malasauskas, LSU.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. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 5. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.1.6 
 6. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.5 
 8. Lengvinas, Naglis1.4 
 9. Vene, Rudupis1.4 
 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. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.8 
 5. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis0.8 
 7. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 8. Vene, Rudupis0.8 
 9. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.7 
 10. Dia, Siauliai0.7 


Sarunas Jasikevicius is out of Eurobasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Sarunas Jasikevicius (192-PG-76, college: Maryland) is out of Eurobasket 2013 that will be held in Slovenia. The Lithuanian player announced about that in London.
Sarunas Jasikevicius decided to give the road to the younger players and will spend more time with his family. He just participated at the EuroLeague Final Four and finished on the fourth place with his Barcelona. CSKA held off Barcelona 74:73 to earn the third overall position. Sarunas Jasikevicius scored 2 points in that game.
He had a better game in the Semifinals clash against Real. The Lithuanian player scored 6 points and was the key player at the end of the game.
At the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) 12 Sarunas Jasikevicius averaged 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg, Assists-5 (5.3apg), FGP: 32.0%, 3PT-3 (58.3%) for the Lithuanian national team. He also became Spanish Catalonian League Winner -12.



Neptunas shoot down Rudupis to clinch LKL Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Rudupis - Neptunas 72:86

Neptunas climbed onto the LKL pedestal. They defeated Rudupis in Prienai in the decisive fifth game of the consolation final series. Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds to pace Neptunas.
Rudupis and Neptunas scored 23 points each in the opening quarter. The visitors stepped on the gas in the second quarter. Neptunas exploded with 29 points and gained a 52:42 halftime lead. Rudupis tried to put together a comeback in the third term but could not succeed. Neptunas held to a firm lead and ensured a 10-point buffer heading into the fourth stanza. The visitors held their opponents to just 11 points in the final period to seal the victory. Rashaun Broadus (180-PG-84, college: BYU) knocked down 17 points, while Marius Runkauskas (189-G-86) added 12 points for Neptunas. Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) answered with 15 points for Rudupis. Gintaras Kadziulis (192-G-80) and Arturas Valeika (207-F-85, college: Midland CC) chipped in 12 points apiece in the loss.

Rudupis: Gediminas Orelikas 15, Gintaras Kadziulis 12, Arturas Valeika 12
Neptunas: Deividas Gailius 18, Rashaun Broadus 17, Marius Runkauskas 12



Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL 1st Team 2013
Nemanja Nedovic
Nedovic
Renaldas Seibutis
Seibutis
Gediminas Orelikas
Orelikas
Darjus Lavrinovic
Lavrinovic
Ksistof Lavrinovic
Lavrinovic

Player of the Year: Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis
Guard of the Year: TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Forward of the Year: Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis
Center of the Year: Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Zalgiris
Bosman Player of the Year: Siim-Sander Vene (203-SF-90) of Rudupis
Import Player of the Year: TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
Domestic Player of the Year: Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis
Defensive Player of the Year: Tomas Urbonas (215-C-92) of LSU-Baltai
Coach of the Year: Joan Plaza of Zalgiris

1st Team
G: Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91) of Lietuvos rytas
G: Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) of Lietuvos rytas
F: Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis
C: Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) of Zalgiris
C: Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Zalgiris

2nd Team
PG: TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
F: Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-F-89) of Zalgiris
F: Aurimas Kieza (202-PF-82) of Siauliai
F: Deividas Gailius (200-F-88) of Neptunas
C: Vytautas Sarakauskas (204-C-82) of Neptunas

Honorable Mention
Arturas Milaknis (195-G-86) of Rudupis
Arturas Valeika (207-F-85) of Rudupis
Lewis Jackson (178-PG-89) of Siauliai
Siim-Sander Vene (203-SF-90) of Rudupis
Mindaugas Katelynas (206-F-83) of Lietuvos rytas
Tony Bishop (201-F-89) of Nevezis
Tomas Urbonas (215-C-92) of LSU-Baltai
Laurynas Samenas (192-G-88) of Siauliai

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Aidas Viskontas (183-PG-86) of Juventus
G: Renaldas Seibutis (198-SG-85) of Lietuvos rytas
F: Gediminas Orelikas (200-G/F-90) of Rudupis
F: Aurimas Kieza (202-PF-82) of Siauliai
C: Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) of Zalgiris

All-Defensive Team
PG: TreVon Hughes (183-PG-87) of Pieno Zvaigzdes
C: Tomas Urbonas (215-C-92) of LSU-Baltai
C: Karolis Petrukonis (212-C-87) of Juventus
G: Parrish Brown (185-G-84) of Naglis Palangos
SF: Arnas Butkevicius (196-SF-92) of Neptunas



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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.6
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.6 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.5 
 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.23.1 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.20.6 
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. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.10.9 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.2 
 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. Parker, San A.7.4 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 9. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 10. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 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. Davis, N.Orleans1.8 


All You Need is Love - by Tim Shea

Whether we're watching International teams or Under 21 games in International title tournaments we expect to see the best that Europe has to offer. Over the weekend the Euro League Final Four, being the king of European basketball, did not disappoint. We, for sure, got the best and a little bit more.

What we saw from the four participants playing was reflected in the following four human conditions: Love, Courage, Indifference and Pride.
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Witnessed in London was the fundamental nature of what makes one team a champion and what make others, by comparison, just "wanna-bes".
One team down from the cold and as cold as ice, another team long on talent but shortsighted and the third beat down by adversity but competing with dignity. The Euroleague Final Four weekend left nobody indifferent and offered us a basketball show to remember.

Final Standing:
1. Olympiacos
2. Real Madrid CF
3. CSKA
4. FC Barcelona


Olympiacos: All you need is Love with the permission of J. Lennon and P. McCartney. Returning Euro League Champion remained faithful to the same squad from last season and they played like they loved each other. They knew in every moment what they had to do to repeat as champions. If Love can be defined with words like sacrifice, compromise, belief, sharing and faith then they are, truly, in love with each other. Hats off to the players, coaches and directors that, in the real sense of the word, are a true team.

Real Madrid CF: Courage personified but in a do or die battle courage is insufficient. Even as the courageous bull fights on against he who sheaths the burnished blade of death the finish is almost always foreseeable and prearranged. This matador had a name: Vassilis Spanoulis.

CSKA: The grand favorites with their budget doubling their adversaries proved that (with the permission of the Beatles), Money cant Buy Me Love. To be honest they appeared they were there playing only for their (high) salaries. They were not ready to match Olympiacos desire and were spiritless, tired and appeared almost bored in their Indifference. It was all personified in Milos Teodosic.

FC Barcelona: In the end they were a three wheeled wagon that competed and held together in this race by Pride. Missing important players like Pete Michael and Nate Jawai, with CJ Wallace and others nursing themselves along, they fought the brave fight. In the end they had to rely on youngsters like Abrines, Rabaseda and Todorovic and youngsters, in these battles, are simply not ready. However, they honored the tournament, the game and themselves by giving their all.


Tim Shea is an American and a long time European basketball coach and former International Scouting Director for NBA clubs NY Knicks, Phoenix Suns and Charlotte Bobcats residing in Spain. He is a frequent contributor to Eurobasket.



New Orleans Pelicans' Eric Gordon undergoes surgery on left ankle - by Eurobasket News

The New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon (6'4''-G-88, college: Indiana) underwent a successful arthroscopic procedure on Thursday to remove particles of scar tissue in his left ankle to alleviate pain. The procedure was considered minor and was performed by Dr. Richard Ferkel of the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic in Los Angeles, according to team officials. Gordon is currently recovering from the procedure and will begin rehabilitation immediately while returning to basketball activities later in the summer. Gordon led the Hornets with a 17.0 scoring average this season, but he missed 40 games due to a right knee injury and had strict restrictions imposed by team doctors that held him out of the second game of back-to-back sets to avoid overworking his knee. He missed the first 29 games of this season because of a patella tendon disorder and bone bruise in his right knee. Gordon didnt return until Dec. 29 and then was placed on restrictions by team doctors that included for him not to average more than 30 minutes a game. Those restrictions were not lifted until April 9-10 when he played back-to-back games against the Lakers and Sacramento Kings and combined to average 22.5 points. Last month, Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps didn't rule out the possibility that the franchise could trade Gordon this summer in an attempt to improve their overall roster.
Courtesy of: nola.com



LeBron James And Tony Allen Head NBA All-Defensive Team - by Eurobasket News

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tony Allen (6'4''-G-82, college: Oklahoma St.) and Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) highlight the NBA All-Defensive First Team.
The NBA announced Monday that Allen received 53 points in the voting while James tallied 52. Each player earned 25 First Team votes.
Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (6'0''-PG-85, college: Wake Forest) (37 points, 15 First Team votes), Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) (46, 17), New York Knicks center Tyson Chandler (7'1''-C-82) (24, nine) and Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (6'11''-F/C-85, college: Florida) (24, right) rounded out the first team.
Allen was part of a Grizzlies defense that allowed a league-low 89.3 points per game. James had 17 games with at least three steals, and 10 games with at least two steals and two blocks. Ibaka paced the league with 3.03 blocks per game. Paul led the NBA with 2.41 steals per game. Chandler and Noah were part of two of the strongest defenses in the NBA. The Knicks were seventh in opponent scoring at 95.7 points per game and the Bulls third, allowing 92.9 points per game.
The NBA All-Defensive Second Team includes Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (6'2''-PG-90, college: Texas), Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (6'1''-PG-87, college: Ohio St.), San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest), Indiana Pacers forward Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) and Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances).
The voting was completed by the league's 30 head coaches and could not vote for players on their own team. Two points were awarded for a First Team vote and one point for a Second Team vote.


Courtesy of: balloverall.com



Bucks, Jerry Sloan met on head coaching job - by Eurobasket News

Hall of Fame coach Jerry Sloan has already met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their head coaching position and is being "seriously considered", according to a report by USA Today. Sloan's involvement with the Bucks is a huge development in the team's coaching search, as the 71-year-old's credentials overwhelm any of the other candidates. Out of basketball since resigning as head coach of the Jazz in Feb. 2011, Sloan is third all-time with 1,221 wins in 26 seasons as an NBA head coach. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2009. Sloan confirmed to FOX Sports Florida that Milwaukee general manager John Hammond came last week to his farm outside McLeansboro, Ill., along with assistant general manager Jeff Weltman and director of scouting Billy McKinney. Asked if he believes he's seriously in the mix for the job, Sloan said, "You'd have to ask them." Fired after three seasons as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Sloan coached in the CBA before becoming an assistant coach in Utah in 1985. Sloan was named head coach of the Jazz in 1988 and led Utah to 19 playoff appearances in his 23 seasons on the bench. The Jazz won six division championships under Sloan and had 10 seasons with 50 or more victories, including trips to the NBA Finals in 1997 and 1998. Sloan resigned in the middle of his 23rd season in Utah, citing a drop in energy, though spats with then-Jazz point guard Deron Williams and other players were also thought to play a role in his February 2011 decision. First reported by Yahoo! Sports, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford interviewed for the job Friday. A disciple of both Jeff and Stan Van Gundy , Clifford will meet with Bucks general manager John Hammond on Monday. According to Yahoo, Hammond contacted Stan Van Gundy about the position but the veteran coach declined. He instead gave a "strong recommendation" for Clifford. Clifford spent time as an assistant under Jeff van Gundy in New York and Houston before spending five years on Stan Van Gundy 's staff in Orlando. Clifford followed Dwight Howard to the Lakers prior to this past season and is expected to return to Mike D'Antoni's staff if he doesn't get hired as a head coach. A defensive-minded coach, Clifford coached with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau in New York and Houston and is expected to carry a lot of the same defensive principles. The Bucks have already interviewed former NBA head coach Nate McMillan and Rockets assistants Kelvin Sampson and John-Blair Bickerstaff since not offering Jim Boylan a contract for next season.
Courtesy of: foxsportswisconsin.com



Heat and Grizzlies jump to 3-1 leads in the series - by Eurobasket News

Memphis G. - Oklah.City T. 103-97 OT
For a half, Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas) was back to making three-pointers and Serge Ibaka (6'10''-C/F-89) was back to playing offense and the Oklahoma City Thunder were back to looking like the No. 1 seed in the Western Conference. But this has been the Memphis Grizzlies' series, and they staggered back from a 17-point deficit to their first lead in a span of less than 16 minutes, then made the big plays down the stretch. The Grizzlies won Game 4 of their second-round NBA playoff series 103-97 in overtime, taking a 3-1 series lead and asserting themselves as the new West favorites. Memphis took its first lead in the final minute of the third quarter, and the fourth was a tug of war. And the strongest man pulled hardest. Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had nine points, three rebounds and a key strip of Durant in the fourth quarter. He and Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) each split pairs of free throws in the final minute to give Memphis a two-point lead with 10.9 seconds left. Durant then tied it at 94 with 6.4 seconds left on a scoop shot. And Randolph had the ball in his hands with a chance to end it but was blocked by Thunder center Kendrick Perkins on a fadeaway jumper from the elbow before regulation's end. Randolph made up for it early in overtime, with his putback giving the Grizzlies their first four-point lead of the game. Veteran Thunder guard Derek Fisher made a three-pointer, his only basket of the game, to cut the deficit to 98-97. Durant slipped on a shot attempt, and the Grizzlies then answered with a Gasol jumper to make it 100-97 with 22.8 seconds left. Fisher then threw away an inbound pass, forcing the Thunder to foul thief Tony Allen (6'4''-G-82, college: Oklahoma St.), then Gasol on the ensuing Grizzlies inbound. He made one, but Durant missed a three after making five of his previous six. Tayshaun Prince was sent to the free throw line with 10.0 seconds left and made both to seal it 103-97, Memphis' biggest lead of the night. Durant, who went 2-for-13 in the fourth quarter and overtime, missed a layup. The Grizzlies rebounded it. And the game was over. Durant found his stroke early and often after a slump from long range had doomed the Thunder in Games 2 and 3. He shot 10-for-27 but took on a bigger playmaking role with seven assists as Oklahoma City continues to adapt to life without Russell Westbrook. The Thunder shot 53.8 in the first half, with Ibaka recording a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds. He finished with 17 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks. A 25-15 rebounding edge also tipped the scales in the first half, as Memphis came out at home without any edge. But Gasol awoke in the third, scoring 10 points to lead the Grizzlies' rally. The defensive player of the year, whowas snubbed from the all-defensive first team earlier Monday, finished with 23 points, 11 rebounds and six blocks. Mike Conley scored a team-high 24. And Randolph totaled 23 points and 12 rebounds. Game 5 is Wednesday (9:30 p.m. ET, TNT) back in Oklahoma City. But only eight NBA teams have come back from a 3-1 series deficit. Courtesy of: usatoday.com

Chicago B. - Miami Heat 65-88
LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) and the Miami Heat didn't even give the Chicago Bulls room to breathe, practically squeezing the playoff life out of them to take a commanding lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal. Another effort like this will seal it. James scored 27 points and the Heat nearly matched a franchise record for fewest points allowed in a playoff game, pounding the listless and short-handed Bulls 88-65 on Monday night to take a 3-1 lead in the series. "We worked for it," said Heat forward Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech). "I never like to say that things are easy." The Heat sure made it look that way, though. The 65 points allowed were only two more than the all-time postseason low for a Miami opponent, and it was easily the worst offensive performance by a Chicago team in the playoffs. Never before had the Bulls scored fewer than 69 in a playoff game nor 10 or less in a quarter during the postseason, but both those marks fell on a night when they were dominated on both ends of the floor. Miami led by 11 at the half and put this one away in the third quarter, outscoring Chicago 17-9 in the period. Now the Heat will try to wrap up the series at home Wednesday night, taking what they hope will be the next step toward a second straight championship. It's hard to believe the Bulls won the series opener the way the past three games have gone. Miami pounded Chicago in Game 2, coming away with its most lopsided playoff victory while handing the Bulls their worst ever postseason loss - and the Heat continued to roll from there. James had his usual complete game with eight assists and seven rebounds Monday. Bosh finished with 14 points after scoring 20 and grabbing 19 rebounds in Game 3, and the Heat won again despite another quiet night from Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) (six points), whose right knee was bothering him again. He appeared to aggravate it on a fallaway jumper during the game but was able to return after getting re-taped. "It's frustrating at times, but you just try to do what you can," Wade said. Norris Cole also struggled with seven points after back-to-back 18-point performances, but the Heat had more than enough in this one. They shot about 49 percent while the Bulls set a franchise playoff low at 25.7 percent. Chicago was particularly bad from the outside, going 2 for 17 from 3-point range. The Bulls again were missing ailing Luol Deng and injured Kirk Hinrich (calf), and a team that kept finding ways to win despite being short-handed all season simply appeared to run out of steam, even though coach Tom Thibodeau rejected that idea. "No," he said. "I think the thing is they're (Heat) a great team. We have to come out with great intensity - but we also have to make shots." There's no denying the Bulls have been in a tough spot all year with Derrick Rose recovering from knee surgery and just about every other major player sidelined at some point. They've been hit particularly hard in the postseason, too. "They're in a tough situation," James said. "They've had some injuries and illnesses and whatever's going on. They don't have their full roster, but that's not for us to worry about. They beat a very good Brooklyn team (in the first round) without their full roster." Carlos Boozer had 14 points and 12 rebounds for his fifth double-double in the postseason but was just 3 of 14 from the field. Jimmy Butler scored 12 and Joakim Noah grabbed nine rebounds, but it was a miserable night for Chicago - particularly Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington). With Cole and Mario Chalmers (6'1''-PG-86, college: Kansas) harassing him and the big men helping out, he missed all 12 of his shots and did not score. He said he fell hard on his left shoulder on a pick-and-roll at one point, although he couldn't remember exactly when, and had it wrapped in ice afterward. Then he took off the wrapping and threw it hard to the floor. "Go back to the drawing board and figure it out," he said. Richard Hamilton scored 11 points in a rare postseason appearance, and the former All-Star guard made it clear afterward he's not thrilled with his reduced role. "Lot of stuff in life you don't understand," he said. "This (playoffs) is what I was brought here for. To not be able play and help my teammates, it's hard, it's rough. But I try to stay positive. I don't try to rock the boat." Hamilton said he and Thibodeau have talked. Then, he reiterated, "It's hard to understand." James scored 15 points and Bosh added 12 in the first half to help the Heat take a 44-33 lead at the break, but that doesn't even come close to telling the complete story. Consider this. Miami shot just under 53 percent, with the Bulls at about 27 percent. Chicago was also 1 of 11 on 3-pointers, and the only conversion from long range came from Hamilton. "We're kind of putting screws and bandages everywhere. It's frustrating," said Bulls forward Taj Gibson. "Every night and every day." Courtesy of: miamiherald.com



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  NCAA1   


Coach Will Wade takes over at Chattanooga - by Eurobasket News

Univ.of Tennessee - Chattanooga hired coach Will Wade. He worked lately as assistant coach at Virginia Commonwealth University (NCAA). He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. The last season Wade coached also at Virginia Commonwealth University. He contributed to his team winning the CAA Tournament and end the regular season as the second best team in the conference. Will Wade has experience working as assistant coach with Clemson and Harvard. He also worked as Director of Basketball Operations in Clemson, Harvard, VA Commonwealth and VCU.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Nepali Mens and Womens 3x3 team left for Doha - by Dinesh Thapa

Nepal mens and womens 3x3 basketball teams left for Doha, Qatar on Monday to compete in the inaugural FIBA ASIA 33 Basketball Championship 2013 to be held there on May 15-16, 2013. Ayush Singh, Shyam Hari Paudel, Rikesh Kumar Shrestha and Sonu Shahi are the members of the mens team while Gyanu Gauchan, Preeti Tulachan, Neha Maskey and Anisha Malla are in the womens team. Fanindra Man Shrestha is the manager and coach of both the teams.

Meanwhile, National Sports Council Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama bade farewell to the teams and wished them success for the team in Doha.




First University Basketball Championship >> Day 1 result - by Dinesh Thapa

Day 1 result of First University Basketball Championship 2013

1. V.S Niketan (62 points) Vs Kantipur Valley College ( 41 points): Winner V.S Niketan High Scorer Bijay Burja (17 point)


2. Gurukul College Vs Uniglobe College (Winner Gurukul College)

3. White House College ( 89 points ) Vs KCMIT ( 15 points )

4. NCIT ( 31 points ) Vs Apex College ( 48 points ): Winner Apex CollegeHigh Scorer Aashih Wagle (12 points)



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DStv PBL Standings

DStv Standings
Atlantic Conference
 1. Oluyole W. 6-0 
 2. Union Bank 4-1 
 3. Islanders 3-2 
 4. Royal Hoopers 2-3 
 5. D.Warriors 2-3 
 6. Police Baton 2-4 
 7. Customs 1-4 
 8. Comets 1-4 
Savannah Conference
 1. Kano Pillars 6-0 
 2. Mark Mentors 5-1 
 3. Niger Potters 4-2 
 4. Plateau Peaks 4-2 
 5. Bauchi Nets 3-3 
 6. Kada Stars 2-4 
 7. Immigration 0-6 
 8. Yelwa Hawks 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 6

Atlantic

May. 11: Oluyole W. - Police Baton 93-80
May. 12: Oluyole W. - Police Baton 78-73
May. 11: D.Warriors - Union Bank 71-75
May. 11: Islanders - Royal Hoopers 67-47
May. 11: Comets - Customs 59-76

Savannah

May. 11: Niger Potters - Mark Mentors 72-65
May. 12: Niger Potters - Mark Mentors 64-96
May. 12: Immigration - Plateau Peaks 61-64
May. 11: Yelwa Hawks - Bauchi Nets 60-77
May. 12: Yelwa Hawks - Bauchi Nets 59-72
May. 12: Kada Stars - Kano Pillars 56-87
May. 11: Immigration - Plateau Peaks 45-68
May. 13: Kada Stars - Kano Pillars 44-71

Regular Season: Round 7

Atlantic

May. 17: D.Warriors - Comets
May. 17: Union Bank - Oluyole W.
May. 18: D.Warriors - Comets
May. 18: Union Bank - Oluyole W.
May. 18: Customs - Islanders

Savannah

May. 18: Kano Pillars - Niger Potters
May. 18: Mark Mentors - Kada Stars
May. 18: Plateau Peaks - Yelwa Hawks
May. 18: Bauchi Nets - Immigration


Chamberlain Oguchi (ex Spartak-Prim.) joins Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (ACB) agreed terms with 27-year old Nigerian ex-international shooting guard Chamberlain Oguchi (198-86, college: Illinois State). He just played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in Russian PBL league. In 9 games he had 15.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg this season. Oguchi also played at Maine Red Claws in D-League earlier that season. In 24 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. He ended the last season at Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.8apg. But the most of that year Oguchi spent at Panteras (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 21 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game. He ended the last (11-12) season at Duhok (D1) in Iraqi league. But the most of that year Oguchi spent at Hoops Club (Division A) in Lebanese league. In 11 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 4.6apg and 1.6spg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Oguchi was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (14th overall).
He attended Illinois State until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Oguchi played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2009. He was also voted MVC Newcomer of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Oguchi represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 12.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 84.6%.
Oguchi has played also professionally in France (STB Le Havre).
On Oguchi: Long and athletic explosive scorer, Dangerous three point threat. Has no conscience whatsoever -- for better or for worse -- and will hoist up shots instantaneously if you give him an inch of daylight. Excellent coming off screens thanks to his heady off the ball movement and possesses very nice elevation on his jump-shot complimented by a lightning quick release, a pretty follow through and the excellent elevation he gets off the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  POLAND   

DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG18.5 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.3 
 7. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.5 
 8. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 9. Rothbart, Start G.14.3 
 10. Carter, Polpharma14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  AZS K.
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 2. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.8 
 5. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.6 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.7.5 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow6.9 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Mahalbasic, Assec.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom7.3 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil5.8 
 3. Koszarek, Stelm.5.5 
 4. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 5. Turner, Fos Ouest5.3 
 6. Hodge, Stelmet ZG4.8 
 7. Jefferson, Kotwica4.7 
 8. Skibniewski, Inter3.7 
 9. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 10. Abernethy, Energa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.4 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.8 
 3. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 4. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 6. Szubarga, Anwil1.6 
 7. Wise, Rosa Radom1.5 
 8. Henry, AZS Koszalin1.5 
 9. Robinson, PGE T.1.5 
 10. Trice, Energa C.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.7 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.6 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.2 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.1.1 
 7. Doaks, Siarka J.1.1 
 8. Harris, AZS K.1.0 
 9. Mahalbasic, Asseco0.8 
 10. Alexander, Siarka0.8 



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 14-5 
 2. Ponce 12-7 
 3. Mayaguez 12-8 
 4. Guayama 10-8 
 5. Quebradillas 10-9 
 6. Guaynabo 9-9 
 7. Humacao 9-9 
 8. Arecibo 7-11 
 9. San German 5-13 
 10. Bayamon 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 22

May. 12: Guayama - Santurce 93-102
May. 12: Bayamon - Guaynabo 90-93 OT
May. 13: Mayaguez - Ponce 89-80

Regular Season: Round 23

May. 14: Santurce - San German
May. 14: Arecibo - Bayamon
May. 15: Humacao - Guayama
May. 15: Quebradillas - Guaynabo


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Harris, Ponce21.4 
 2. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 3. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.6 
 4. Carmona, Humacao19.3 
 5. Gainous, Bayamon18.8 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon18.4 
 7. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 8. Vassallo, Arecibo17.1 
 9. Galindo, Santurce16.9 
 10. Jones, Guayama16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Harris, Ponce10.6 
 2. Ramos, Arecibo10.2 
 3. Phillip, San German9.6 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 5. Graterol, Arecibo8.6 
 6. Harrellson, Guaya.8.5 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon8.5 
 8. Garcia, San German8.0 
 9. Scott, Humacao7.7 
 10. Gransberry, Mayag.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.2 
 3. Rivera, Ponce4.8 
 4. Coronado, Guayama4.2 
 5. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 6. Garcia, Quebradill.3.9 
 7. Pagan, Santurce3.5 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 9. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
 10. Mojica, Bayamon3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 2. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 3. Santiago, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mojica, Bayamon1.4 
 5. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 6. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 7. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 8. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.4 
 9. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 10. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Penn, Humacao1.7 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.6 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.4 
 5. Lee, Quebradillas1.3 
 6. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Brock, Guayama0.9 
 10. Shannon, Bayamon0.9 


Gransberry number one in Puerto Rico for week 22 - by Eurobasket News

American center Kentrell Gransberry (206-C-85) put on an amazing game in the last week for Mayaguez, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 22.
The 27-year old player had a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Ponce (#2, 12-7) 89-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Mayaguez maintains the 3rd position in Puerto Rican BSN. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Mayaguez will need more victories to improve their 12-8 record. Gransberry just recently signed at Mayaguez, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Kentrell Gransberry averages this season 10.2ppg and 7.5rpg.

The second best player in last week's games was 28-year old American forward Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84) of Guayama. Balkman had a very good evening with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Guayama lost that game 93-102 to the higher-ranked Santurce (#1, 14-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Guayama still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 10-8 record is not bad at all. Balkman is one of the most experienced players at Guayama and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was Nigerian forward Ike Diogu (204-F/C-83) of league's second-best Ponce. Diogu got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last week. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Diogu's great performance Ponce lost 80-89 to #3 ranked Mayaguez. But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Ponce needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 12 victories and 7 lost games. Diogu has a very solid season. In 5 games in Puerto Rico he scored 20.4ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Lloreda (203-F/C-80) of Guaynabo - 22 points and 13 rebounds
5. David Jackson (196-G-82) of Santurce - 22 points and 6 rebounds
6. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79) of Bayamon - 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Leon Williams (203-C/F-86) of Santurce - 21 points and 9 rebounds
8. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85) of Ponce - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Josh Harrellson (208-F-89) of Guayama - 18 points and 7 rebounds
10. Andres Ortiz (188-G-86) of Mayaguez - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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Andre Smith gets MVP of the Week award for Russian PBL - by Eurobasket News

American Andre Smith (203-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for Krasnie Krilya and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 16 points and eleven rebounds, while his team crushed Enisey (#10, 3-15) with 18-point margin 78-60. Krasnie Krilya is placed at 7th position in Russian PBL. Krasnie Krilya is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-10 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Smith as usually he does not deliver so high stats. North Dakota State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in rebounds (3rd best: 6.5rpg) and averages solid 45.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old power forward Artem Zabelin (215-F/C-88) of Spartak-Prim.. Zabelin impressed basketball fans with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Of course Spartak-Prim. cruised to a 78-71 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Triumph (#6, 8-10). Spartak-Prim.'s 9th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Zabelin is a newcomer at Spartak-Prim. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Spartak-Prim.'s star - American Paul Delaney (188-PG-86). Delaney showcased his all-around game by recording 16 points, nine rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was another key player of Spartak-Prim., helping his team with a 78-71 win against the higher-ranked Triumph (#6, 8-10). The chances of Spartak-Prim. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Delaney could try to bring Spartak-Prim.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Delaney has individually a great season in Russia. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.4ppg (7th best) and assists with 4.6apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tywain McKee (188-PG-86) of Triumph - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Dmitriy Gordeev (198-F-89) of Spartak-Prim. - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Davon Jefferson (204-F-86) of Enisey - 16 points and 7 rebounds
7. Elmedin Kikanovic (210-C-88) of Enisey - 14 points and 9 rebounds
8. Aleksei Surovtsev (202-G-84) of Spartak-Prim. - 9 points and 11 rebounds
9. Dmitry Kulagin (197-F-92) of Krasnie Krilya - 10 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Omar Thomas (196-F-82) of Krasnie Krilya - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Sasa ZAGORAC
  Grosuplje
  (205-F/C-84)
  Avg: 17.5
 1. Zagorac, Grosuplje17.5 
 2. Jagodnik, Polzela17.3 
 3. Abramovic, LTHcas.16.8 
 4. Span, Geoplin Slov.15.6 
 5. Blazic, Un.Olimpija15.3 
 6. Robertson, Polzela15.1 
 7. Tomic, Rogaska15.0 
 8. Udrih, Zlatorog14.8 
 9. Miljkovic, Rogaska14.4 
 10. Mlakar, Geoplin14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Bristol, Polzela10.9 
 2. Miljkovic, Rogaska8.1 
 3. Collins, Elektra7.9 
 4. Zimic, Tajfun7.2 
 5. Zagorac, Grosuplje7.1 
 6. Jagodnik, Polzela6.8 
 7. Jakhel Kolar., LTH.6.6 
 8. Primorac, Tajfun6.4 
 9. Mijovic, Rogaska6.3 
 10. Martin, Polzela6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Danijel VUJASINOVIC
  Polzela
  (180-G-89)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Vujasinovic, Polze.5.8 
 2. Jovanovic, Maribo.5.2 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska5.0 
 4. Zagorc, Elektra4.2 
 5. Vladovic, Krka4.2 
 6. Antonijevic, Grosu.4.0 
 7. Mlakar, Geoplin3.9 
 8. Mocnik, Helios3.8 
 9. Kostomaj, Rogaska3.8 
 10. Ferme, Tajfun3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Samo UDRIH
  Zlatorog
  (195-G-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Udrih, Zlatorog1.9 
 2. Lapornik, Zlatorog1.8 
 3. Tomic, Rogaska1.8 
 4. Robertson, Polzela1.6 
 5. Tomic, Geoplin Slo.1.6 
 6. Mlakar, Geoplin1.5 
 7. Vujasinovic, Polze.1.5 
 8. Petrovic, Geopli.1.5 
 9. Span, Geoplin Slov.1.5 
 10. Jovanovic, Maribo.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kervin BRISTOL
  Polzela
  (208-F-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bristol, Polzela2.4 
 2. Tratnik, Grosuplje1.9 
 3. Collins, Elektra1.7 
 4. Majstorovic, Helios1.1 
 5. Martin, Polzela1.1 
 6. Zimic, Tajfun1.1 
 7. Buda, Geoplin Slov.0.8 
 8. Omic, Un.Olimpija0.7 
 9. Jakhel Kolar., LTH.0.6 
 10. Djugum, Zlatorog0.6 


Grosuplje hires coach Mihevc - by Zeljko Zule

Grosuplje reached an agreement with head coach Dejan Mihevc , who inked a one-year deal with the Telemach League side. Mihevc, 35, arrives from London Leopards, to which he helped to win the 2011-12 British EBL Divison one title
Mihevc is the assistant coach of the U-20 Slovenian national team and he also coached the U-16 Slovenian national team from 2008-2010. He also served as assistant coach with Sentjur.



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Chamberlain Oguchi (ex Spartak-Prim.) joins Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 - by Eurobasket News

Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (ACB) agreed terms with 27-year old Nigerian ex-international shooting guard Chamberlain Oguchi (198-86, college: Illinois State). He just played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok in Russian PBL league. In 9 games he had 15.0ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.4apg this season. Oguchi also played at Maine Red Claws in D-League earlier that season. In 24 games he recorded 9.0ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.4apg. He ended the last season at Meralco Bolts (PBA) in Filipino league. In four games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.3ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.8apg. But the most of that year Oguchi spent at Panteras (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 21 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.6apg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Venezuelan LPB All-Star Game. He ended the last (11-12) season at Duhok (D1) in Iraqi league. But the most of that year Oguchi spent at Hoops Club (Division A) in Lebanese league. In 11 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 23.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 4.6apg and 1.6spg.
Three years ago (a year after he left the college) Oguchi was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in second round (14th overall).
He attended Illinois State until 2009 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Oguchi played in the final of MVC Tournament in 2009. He was also voted MVC Newcomer of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Oguchi represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 4 games: 12.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 25.0%, 3PT: 47.6%, FT: 84.6%.
Oguchi has played also professionally in France (STB Le Havre).
On Oguchi: Long and athletic explosive scorer, Dangerous three point threat. Has no conscience whatsoever -- for better or for worse -- and will hoist up shots instantaneously if you give him an inch of daylight. Excellent coming off screens thanks to his heady off the ball movement and possesses very nice elevation on his jump-shot complimented by a lightning quick release, a pretty follow through and the excellent elevation he gets off the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center



All You Need is Love - by Tim Shea


Whether we're watching International teams or Under 21 games in International title tournaments we expect to see the best that Europe has to offer. Over the weekend the Euro League Final Four, being the king of European basketball, did not disappoint. We, for sure, got the best and a little bit more.

What we saw from the four participants playing was reflected in the following four human conditions: Love, Courage, Indifference and Pride.

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Witnessed in London was the fundamental nature of what makes one team a champion and what make others, by comparison, just "wanna-bes".
One team down from the cold and just as cold as ice, another team long on talent but shortsighted and the third beat down by adversity but competing with dignity. The Euroleague Final Four weekend left nobody indifferent and offered us a basketball show to remember.

Final Standing:
1. Olympiacos
2. Real Madrid CF
3. CSKA
4. FC Barcelona


Olympiacos: All You Need is Love with permission from J. Lennon and P. McCartney. Returning Euro League Champion remained faithful to the same team from last season and they played like they loved each other. They knew in every moment what they had to do to repeat as champions. If Love can be defined with words like sacrifice, compromise, belief, sharing and faith then they are, truly, in love with each other. Hats off to the players, coaches and directors that, in the real sense of the word, are a true team.

Real Madrid CF: Courage personified but in a do or die battle courage is insufficient. Even as the courageous bull fights on against he who sheaths the burnished blade of death the finish is almost always foreseeable and prearranged. This matador had a name: Vassilis Spanoulis.

CSKA: The grand favorites with their budget doubling their adversaries proved that (with the permission of the Beatles), Money cant Buy Me Love. To be honest they appeared they were there playing only for their (high) salaries. They were not ready to match Olympiacos desire and were spiritless, tired and appeared almost bored in their Indifference. It was all personified in Milos Teodosic.

FC Barcelona: In the end they were a three wheeled wagon that competed and held together in this race by Pride. Missing important players like Pete Michael and Nate Jawai, with CJ Wallace and others nursing themselves along, they fought the brave fight. In the end they had to rely on youngsters like Abrines, Rabaseda and Todorovic and youngsters, in these battles, are simply not ready. However, they fought hard and honored the tournament, the game and themselves by giving their all.

Tim Shea is an American and long time European basketball coach and former NBA International Scouting Director residing in Spain. He is a frequent contributor to Eurobasket.



Hanley leaves Valencia - by Eurobasket News

Valencia Basket (ACB) parted ways with 23-year old American (has also Irish passport) swingman Will Hanley (200-93kg-90, college: Bowdoin, agency: Duran International). In four ACB games he recorded 4.5ppg and 3.5rpg this season. Hanley also played at Oviedo CB (LEB Silver) earlier that season. In 20 games he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 11.2rpg and 1.6spg. He helped them to make it to the cup final. Hanley was voted NABC Division III All-Northeast Region 2nd Team in 2012 at his college time.
Hanley graduated from Bowdoin College in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.
On Hanley: Will runs the floor very well. He is always a double- double threat on the court. He is really intense and hard mentality. Has shown the ability to guard smaller defenders and pressure ball handlers.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Dusan MLADJAN
  Lugano T.
  (198-SG-86)
  Avg: 21
 1. Mladjan, Lugano T.21.0 
 2. Rutty, BBC Nyon20.8 
 3. Owens, BBC Nyon20.0 
 4. Chapman, SAM M.19.0 
 5. Ely, Boncourt18.3 
 6. O''Bannon, Hapoel17.8 
 7. Milisavljevi., Lug.17.7 
 8. Burrows, Starwings17.3 
 9. Dobbins, Starwings17.2 
 10. Reid, Fribourg16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon11.4 
 2. Burrows, Starwings9.4 
 3. Chapman, SAM M.8.5 
 4. Garrett, Fribourg8.1 
 5. Barber, Lugano T.8.1 
 6. Dobbins, Starwings7.9 
 7. Gordon, Lugano T.7.7 
 8. Reid, Fribourg7.6 
 9. Volcy, BBC Nyon7.5 
 10. Dubas, Leuven7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Barrett, SAM M.7.5 
 2. Gibson, MBC7.3 
 3. Milisavljevi., Lug.6.6 
 4. Parker, Geneve L.6.2 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings5.3 
 6. Kojadinovic, Month.4.7 
 7. Laroche, Monthey4.5 
 8. Draughan, Fribourg4.0 
 9. Stimac, Geneve L.3.5 
 10. Burrows, Starwings3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Rickey GIBSON
  MBC
  (191-G-84)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gibson, MBC2.9 
 2. Barrett, SAM M.2.9 
 3. Laroche, Monthey2.5 
 4. Jenkins, Starwings2.2 
 5. Petkovic, SAV V.2.1 
 6. Owens, BBC Nyon1.8 
 7. Fergerson, Lugano1.7 
 8. Kojadinovic, Month.1.7 
 9. James, Geneve L.1.6 
 10. Freeman, SAM M.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Darrius GARRETT
  Fribourg
  (205-F/C-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Garrett, Fribourg2.6 
 2. Chapman, SAM M.2.6 
 3. Toure, Geneve Lio.1.4 
 4. Burrows, Starwings1.3 
 5. Dobbins, Starwings1.3 
 6. Matter, Starwings1.2 
 7. Badji, Neuchatel0.9 
 8. Barber, Lugano T.0.8 
 9. Owens, BBC Nyon0.8 
 10. Mladjan, SAM M.0.8 


LNA Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Geneve Lions advance into Final - by Eurobasket News

Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 96-67

Lugano Tigers earned the second win over Fribourg and stepped closer to the Final. The game without a history. Lugano Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great shooting night for Lugano Tigers especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 14 rebounds. Serbian guard Branko Milisavljevic (193-76, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 assists. Five Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) who recorded 20 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import power forward Darrius Garrett (205-90, college: Richmond) added 13 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively. Fribourg's coach Damien Leyrolles gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Fribourg: A.Reid 20+6reb+1ast, D.Garrett 13+4reb+3ast, R.Kovac 9, R.Yates 8+8reb+1ast, J.Kazadi 7+4reb+4ast, J.Almanson 4+5reb
Lugano Tigers: R.Gordon 25+14reb+1ast, D.Mladjan 19+1reb+3ast, D.Stockalper 14+3reb+2ast, B.Milisavljevic 14+2reb+13ast, M.Schneiderman 11+5reb+1ast, K.Barber 8+2reb
gschID: 240353


Neuchatel - Geneve Lions 58-77

Geneve Lions handed the third straight defeat to Neuchatel and swept the semifinal series. The game without a history. Geneve Lions led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for American point guard Kelvin Parker (184-82, college: NW Missouri St.) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 6 assists. His fellow American import power forward Juwann James (198-87, college: JMU, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Geneve Lions players scored in double figures. Geneve Lions' coach Ivan Rudez allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Naturalized Senegalese forward Jules Aw (200-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and American power forward Thomas Coleman (205-88, college: N.Carolina A&T) added 10 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Neuchatel.
Top scorers:
Neuchatel: J.Aw 18+10reb+1ast, D.Lang 13+1reb+1ast, T.Coleman 10+6reb, Q.Day 5+4reb+2ast, S.Louissaint 5+1reb+1ast, P.Badji 5+3reb
Geneve Lions: K.Parker 17+4reb+6ast, A.Stimac 15+5reb+2ast, J.James 15+8reb, T.Brown 10+2reb+3ast, V.Buscaglia 6+1reb+4ast, O.Vogt 4+3reb
gschID: 240352



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  TURKEY   

Standings - TBL

TBL Standings
 1. Galatasaray 27-3 
 2. Anadolu Efes 25-5 
 3. Banvit BK 25-5 
 4. Fener.Ulker 24-6 
 5. Karsiyaka 22-7 
 6. Besiktas 19-11 
 7. TED Kolejliler 18-13 
 8. Tofas 12-18 
 9. Gaziantep 12-18 
 10. Erdemir 11-18 
 11. Aliaga 9-21 
 12. Mersin 8-22 
 13. Turk Telekom 8-22 
 14. Olin Edirne 8-22 
 15. Hacettepe 6-24 
 16. Antalya 6-25 

Regular Season: Round 30

May. 1: Mersin - Anadolu Efes 98-107
May. 4: Anadolu Efes - Gaziantep 95-57
May. 7: Anadolu Efes - Besiktas 90-74
May. 5: Galatasaray - Turk Telekom 89-73
May. 13: Anadolu Efes - Tofas 86-72
May. 4: Mersin - Besiktas 84-102
May. 4: TED Kolejliler - Karsiyaka 81-64
May. 11: Tofas - Banvit BK 76-77
May. 7: Antalya - TED Kolejliler 73-103
May. 4: Antalya - Hacettepe 70-88
May. 5: Aliaga - Banvit BK 70-87
May. 4: Erdemir - Tofas 70-79
May. 4: Olin Edirne - Fener.Ulker 67-83
May. 10: Karsiyaka - Anadolu Efes 62-57
May. 13: Olin Edirne - Karsiyaka 60-81
May. 16: Karsiyaka - Erdemir


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. Videnov, Olin Edir.15.7 
 10. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.4 
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, Tofas7.5 
 5. Stimac, Banvit BK7.5 
 6. Prince, Mersin7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.7.1 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.5 
 9. Stanojevic, TED K.6.3 
 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, Karsiyaka4.5 
 6. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 7. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.4 
 8. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.4 
 9. Gordon, Anadolu4.3 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu4.2 
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. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.5 
 6. Gordon, Anadolu1.5 
 7. Markoishvili, Gala.1.5 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 9. Ermis, Fener.Ulker1.3 
 10. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.6 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.2 
 4. Elonu, Tofas1.1 
 5. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 6. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 7. Plisnic, TED K.0.9 
 8. Aminu, Karsiyaka0.9 
 9. Besok, Hacettepe0.8 
 10. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.24.1 
 2. Kambala, Pi Koleji22.4 
 3. Reese, Baskent21.3 
 4. Carter, Usak20.5 
 5. Hall, Darussafaka17.9 
 6. Knox, Vestel17.7 
 7. Nelson, Akhisar Bld17.5 
 8. Sykes, Bucaneros17.4 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir17.3 
 10. Brown, Humacao16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 KZell WESSON
  Baskent .
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Wesson, Baskent13.6 
 2. Bristol, Polzela12.2 
 3. Kambala, Pi Koleji12.2 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.5 
 5. Moses, Final Gencl.10.1 
 6. Pasco, Balikesir9.7 
 7. Miller, Istanbul.9.7 
 8. Sykes, Bucaneros9.3 
 9. Ofoegbu, Yesilgire.9.1 
 10. Knox, Vestel8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.6.6 
 2. Dobie, Trabzonspor5.8 
 3. Grier, Pi Koleji5.2 
 4. El-Amin, Trabzons.4.9 
 5. Hall, Darussafaka4.8 
 6. Porrini, Gelisim4.6 
 7. Sahillioglu, Pi Ko.4.5 
 8. Williams, Maliye M.4.2 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir3.9 
 10. Turna, Bandirma.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Vincent GRIER
  Pi Koleji
  (195-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grier, Pi Koleji2.6 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.5 
 3. Reed, Pertevniyal2.0 
 4. Brown, Humacao2.0 
 5. Waller, San Lazaro1.9 
 6. Carter, Usak1.9 
 7. Lowery, Balikesir1.8 
 8. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.7 
 9. Erol, Gelisim1.6 
 10. Gordon, Yesilgire.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric BUCKNER
  Usak
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Buckner, Usak2.2 
 2. Bristol, Polzela1.6 
 3. Sykes, Bucaneros1.6 
 4. Wesson, Baskent1.3 
 5. Knox, Vestel1.3 
 6. Johnson, Istanbul.1.2 
 7. Brown, Pertevniyal0.9 
 8. Carter, Usak0.9 
 9. Morrow, Akhisar0.9 
 10. Carter, Final Gen.0.9 



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Tim Duncan Earns All-Defensive Second Team Honors - by David Edole

SAN ANTONIO-- The NBA today announced that San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (211-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) was named to the 2012-13 NBA All-Defensive Second Team. Duncan leads all players in NBA history with 14 All-Defensive Team selections over the span of his 16-year career with the Spurs.

Duncans 14th All-Defensive Team selection ranks him two of ahead Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett who have each been selected to 12 NBA All-Defensive Teams. Also trailing Duncan on the list are Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (11) and Scottie Pippen (10). The NBA introduced the All-Defensive Team in 1968-69.

In 2012-13, Duncan averaged 17.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 2.65 blocks (third in the NBA) in 30.1 minutes. His 8.1 defensive rebounds per game ranked fifth in the NBA.

Duncans 2.65 blocks per game is his highest average since the 2003-04 season when he averaged 2.68 blocks. It is also the highest average of any NBA player 36-years-or-older since the NBA started keeping track of blocked shots in 1973.

Duncan anchored the Spurs defense that ranked eighth in both opponent field goal percentage (44.2 percent) and opponent points in the paint (40.0 points). The Silver and Black finished the regular season with a 58-24 record and clinched a playoff berth for the 16th consecutive year, the longest active streak in the NBA.

Duncan has been named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team eight times in his career (1999-2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008) and to the Second Team on six occasions (1998, 2004, 2006, 2009, 2010 and 2013).

Comprising this years First Team are guards Tony Allen of the Memphis Grizzlies and Chris Paul of the L.A. Clippers and forwards LeBron James of the Miami Heat and Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder. Rounding out the First Team are centers Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks and Joakim Noah of the Chicago Bulls.

Joining Duncan on the NBA All-Defensive Second Team are guards Avery Bradley of the Boston Celtics and Mike Conley of the Grizzlies, forward Paul George of the Indiana Pacers and center Marc Gasol of the Grizzlies.

The voting panel consisted of the NBAs 30 head coaches, who were asked to select NBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams by position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players from their own team. Two points were awarded for a First Team vote and one point was awarded for a Second Team vote.



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  UKRAINE   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Randy CULPEPPER
  Fe.
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Culpepper, Fe.20.9 
 2. Dykes, Hoverla17.5 
 3. Goods, Hapoel T-A17.2 
 4. Greer, Azovmash17.0 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Hal.16.6 
 7. Mitchell, Halychyna16.1 
 8. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.1 
 9. Lyons, Budivelnyk16.0 
 10. Songaila, BC Do.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladan VUKOSAVLJEVIC
  Halych.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Vukosavljevi., Hal.10.6 
 2. Moore, Fe.9.0 
 3. Jones, Albacomp8.5 
 4. Wiggins, DniproAzot8.0 
 5. Eziukwu, Panele.7.9 
 6. Muldrow, Pieno Z.7.6 
 7. Fischer, BC Donet.7.4 
 8. Korniyenko, Dnipro7.2 
 9. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.0 
 10. Harris, Azovmash6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lynn GREER
  Azovmash
  (186-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Greer, Azovmash7.1 
 2. Low, Dnipro6.9 
 3. Florence, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Lawrence, Hoverla6.2 
 5. Deane, Khimik6.0 
 6. Zimmerman, Neckar5.8 
 7. Perkins, Olympiacos5.4 
 8. Mitchell, Halychyna5.3 
 9. Adams, Orleans5.1 
 10. Culpepper, Fe.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 James FLORENCE
  Szolnok
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Florence, Szolnok2.0 
 2. Shavies, Mykolaiv1.9 
 3. Chappell, Fe.1.9 
 4. Adams, Orleans1.9 
 5. Frazier, Kryvbasb.1.8 
 6. Zimmerman, Neckar1.8 
 7. Culpepper, Fe.1.8 
 8. Low, Dnipro1.6 
 9. Dykes, Hoverla1.6 
 10. Mayo, Mykolaiv1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Pieno Z.
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Muldrow, Pieno Z.3.1 
 2. Fischer, BC Donet.1.9 
 3. Eziukwu, Panele.1.8 
 4. Goodridge, Yesilgi.1.6 
 5. Korniyenko, Dnipro1.6 
 6. Balashov, BC Odes.1.3 
 7. Hunter, Cherkasy1.3 
 8. Fesenko, BC Donet.1.3 
 9. Gumeniuk, Mykolaiv1.3 
 10. Raduljica, Azovm.1.1 



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  URUGUAY   

Stats Leaders - LUB

Points Per Game
 Leandro GARCIA MORALES
  Agu.
  (186-PG-80)
  Avg: 26.6
 1. Garcia Moral., Agu.26.6 
 2. Keenan, Arecibo26.3 
 3. Clarkson, Larre B.26.1 
 4. Woodward, Welcome25.9 
 5. Danridge, Guaiquer.24.7 
 6. Taboada, Universo.22.7 
 7. Elliott, Navolato22.1 
 8. Baxley, Defensor21.9 
 9. Johnson, Toros20.9 
 10. Figueroa, Guayama19.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin MARTIN
  Nacional
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Martin, Nacional15.6 
 2. Faber, Mykolaiv12.5 
 3. Hamilton, Defensor11.9 
 4. Passos, Trotamun.11.3 
 5. Curtis, Bohemios10.5 
 6. Blankson, Un.Atlet.10.5 
 7. Clarkson, Larre B.10.4 
 8. Shellman, Sayago10.3 
 9. Smith, Aguada9.9 
 10. Johnson, Toros9.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gustavo BARRERA
  Guaiquer.
  (194-G-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrera, Guaiquer.7.8 
 2. Bavosi, Un.Atletica6.3 
 3. Vidal, Bigua6.2 
 4. Fitipaldo, Malvin6.0 
 5. De Gouveia, Tabare5.7 
 6. Cortizas, Allavena5.5 
 7. Garcia Moral., Agu.5.3 
 8. Pereyra, Monte.4.7 
 9. Gonzalez, Aguada4.6 
 10. Hamilton, Defensor4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kristian CLARKSON
  Larre B.
  (202-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Clarkson, Larre B.2.5 
 2. Shellman, Sayago2.1 
 3. Barrera, Guaiquer.2.0 
 4. Vidal, Bigua2.0 
 5. Rovira, Tabare1.9 
 6. Garcia, Cordon1.9 
 7. Trelles, Bohemios1.8 
 8. Aguilera, Trouville1.7 
 9. Johnson, Toros1.6 
 10. Cortizas, Allavena1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory DILLIGARD
  Aguada
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Dilligard, Aguada2.7 
 2. Hunt, Olimpia2.1 
 3. Rogers, Georgia P.1.8 
 4. Cage, Planasa NV1.7 
 5. Johnson, Toros1.5 
 6. Bravo, Gigantes1.4 
 7. Faber, Mykolaiv1.3 
 8. Inman, Sitra1.1 
 9. Kanis, Trouville1.1 
 10. Newsome, Bambuqu.1.1 



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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 35-11 
 2. Cocodrilos 31-15 
 3. Gaiteros 25-22 
 4. Bucaneros 24-22 
 5. Gigantes 24-23 
 6. Guaros 22-25 
 7. Trotamundos 21-27 
 8. Guaiqueries 18-27 
 9. Toros 17-30 
 10. Panteras 16-31 

Regular Season: Round 42

May. 12: Gaiteros - Toros 98-89
May. 10: Toros - Gaiteros 97-94
May. 10: Guaros - Trotamundos 89-73
May. 11: Panteras - Bucaneros 86-94
May. 10: Gigantes - Cocodrilos 82-90
May. 9: Guaiqueries - Marinos 79-84
May. 10: Guaiqueries - Marinos 72-71
May. 9: Guaros - Trotamundos 113-105
May. 12: Cocodrilos - Trotamundos 109-107

Regular Season: Round 43

May. 13: Cocodrilos - Trotamundos
May. 13: Bucaneros - Guaiqueries
May. 13: Panteras - Gigantes
May. 14: Guaros - Toros
May. 14: Marinos - Gaiteros


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Courtney FORTSON
  Trotamun.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Fortson, Trotamun.22.3 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros21.5 
 3. Martinez, Guaros19.4 
 4. Walker, Gigantes18.6 
 5. Hornsby, Bucaneros18.1 
 6. Horton, Panteras17.2 
 7. Forehan-K., Cocod.16.8 
 8. Massie, San German16.7 
 9. Silva, Gaiteros16.2 
 10. Bethelmy, Cocodri.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12
 1. Martinez, Guaros12.0 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros11.1 
 3. Massie, San German9.5 
 4. Colmenares, Cocod.8.1 
 5. Bethelmy, Cocodril.7.5 
 6. Riley, Bucaneros7.0 
 7. Sucre, Marinos6.9 
 8. Feeley, Gigantes6.8 
 9. Lang, Cocodrilos5.9 
 10. Ofoegbu, Bucaner.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Marinos
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Vargas, Marinos6.3 
 2. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.1 
 3. Cubillan, Trotamun.4.5 
 4. Guillent, Guaros4.2 
 5. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.1 
 6. Centeno, Cocodrilos3.9 
 7. Fortson, Trotamun.3.9 
 8. Herrera, Panteras3.4 
 9. Martinez, Guaros3.1 
 10. Horton, Panteras2.8 
Steals Per Game
 R.L. HORTON
  Panteras
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Horton, Panteras2.9 
 2. Riley, Bucaneros2.8 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.4 
 4. Guillent, Guaros2.3 
 5. Vargas, Marinos2.2 
 6. Feeley, Gigantes2.0 
 7. Elliott, Cocodrilos1.9 
 8. Centeno, Cocodrilos1.9 
 9. Cubillan, Trotamun.1.8 
 10. Horton, Gigantes1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Kristoffer LANG
  Cocodrilos
  (211-F/C-79)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lang, Cocodrilos1.9 
 2. Feeley, Gigantes1.1 
 3. Bethelmy, Cocodril.0.8 
 4. Martinez, Guaros0.8 
 5. Mason, Guaros0.8 
 6. Santana, Gaiteros0.8 
 7. Bayona, Bucaneros0.7 
 8. Riley, Bucaneros0.7 
 9. Caraballo, Cocodri.0.6 
 10. Marin, Gaiteros0.5 




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Women News


CABL Women: Beyond Regulation - by Eurobasket News

In the inaugural edition of Beyond Regulation, your monthly guide to the rounds that were, Norwood's on fire, Top Cat's back, and are we seeing the Madgen-icks or the Mavericks? Also, keep an eye on the Team of the Month and Power Rankings - do you agree?
May Edition

Time to call the RAA?

Norwood is on fire. And no, George Kapiniaris hasnt bought another house there (at least as far as I know).

This time, it is purely about Norwood Basketball Club. Led by perennial MVP candidate Jess Foley and rising star Jessica Good, the Flames have started 5-0 for the third year in succession. Up until the Bearcats gave them a run for their money in Round 5, none of the Flames wins had been much of a contest. Last years runners-up North and the otherwise undefeated Mavericks could come no closer than 19 and 36 points respectively.

So how big is the gap between the best and the rest - maybe Norwoods Round 8 match with Sturt (also 5-0) will tell us. Can the Flames go undefeated - its possible, but even the greatest of professional sports teams tend to go down at some point.

Are the 13 Flames the greatest CABL team of the modern era? The Flames currently have a percentage of 163.93. This is the best percentage after Round 5 of any team in the last nine seasons. And no Amy Lewis, the 2012 Grand Final MVP, to date! Only the 11 Flames and the 09 Bearcats have been above 160% at the same point in the season. Both teams percentage dropped below the 160% mark the next week, and neither won the premiership. In fact, the Bearcats did not even make the 09 Grand Final! Make of it what you will.

Eas-tess Madgen-icks a thing of the past?

Tess Madgen, the CABL leader in just about every category, has been in *poor* form the last two matches, averaging just 26 ppg against the Panthers and Lions. This means she needs to score 54 points this week against Sturt to match the total of her opening three games.

Rival teams must be licking their lips. Madgen can be stopped, we dont need to hold her under 40 to win now (imaginary quote #1). If Madgens only scoring that amount against the bottom teams, then she dont stand a chance against the best (imaginary quote #2).

Hold on, lets have another look. Mavericks 100, Lions 55. Mavericks 79, Panthers 40.

After a winless 2011 campaign and a 0-3 start to 2012, the girls from the south-east have gone 14-7. However, until Round 4, their biggest win was 20 points. This is big news for this weeks opponents, the Sturt Sabres. They better watch out for Shannon Tarran, Alex Wilson and co., or they could be in for a long night!

So the Eastern Mavericks are back in business. But are they here to stay? Or will it be back to the Madgenicks? Time will tell...

Top Cat returns!

2012 was not such a great year for the cats. Outside of Gawler, four of the five cats were coughing up fur balls, rather than playing, at the most meaningful time of year.

However, Lionesses Jess Mahony and Desinta Cummins were relocated to a new jungle just before the season started, and when Round 1 tipped off they were running around as Bearcats. Tamika Dukes is doing her best to keep the Lions competitive, but the best of the 2012 cats are struggling as of now.

On the flip-side, 2012 is certainly a thing of the past for the Sabres. After just six wins last season, new additions the Bowleys and Molly Smith, coupled with the rapidly improving Aneeka Smith, have helped them to be just one win away from matching that mark and we are only at the start of May! When it comes to the CABL cat family, theyve been the boss and the pip for many a year, and if any of the cats can steal the championship crown away from the Flames, its the most tip top, Top Cat. The Sabres Round 8 clash at Norwood truly is looming as a potential Grand Final preview.

Where would the Rockets be without their Jo?

Jo Hill, what more can we say? Even at the age of 39, Hill is second in the league in rebounds per game. Shes also third in scoring, sixth in assists and shooting a career high 54.7 per cent from the field. Coming up against a Forestville team with two of the most athletic players in the league, she still turned in a star-studded display with 18 points on 6/9 shooting, 17 rebounds and 5 assists in a game that could go a long way in determining where the Rockets end up come the final night of Round 18. They say in the classics that class is permanent Hill is by no means an exception to this rule!

And the rest...

At Forestville, it seems the Eagle has landed. The star-studded duo of Olivia Thompson and Mia Newley is yet to click, and the Eagles are an unconvincing 3-2. Mind you, fast starts have not been a feature of Forestville, despite the best four years in womens CABL history. The Eagle could yet soar once more.

West Adelaide is yet to win at home, but won twice away. Saying that, the three teams they have faced at home are a combined 12-3, while their road opponents are currently just 3-7. Coming within nine points of Norwood suggests, overall, they are on the up.

The Tigers were given a rude awakening when they lost 29-86 to Norwood in the first game. However, not every side is at Norwoods standard, and wins against Centrals and South shows there is some promise at Tigerland.

The Warriors and Panthers are up against one another in Round 6. The Warriors could snare back-to-back wins for the first time since Rounds 1-2 last season, while the Panthers will be attempting a first victory since June 24, 2012.


Team of the Month

G

Tess Madgen (Eastern)

31.6 ppg, 13 rpg, 7 apg, 2.8 spg, 1 bpg, 52.9% FG, 43.9% 3FG

G

Jess Foley (Norwood)

17.6 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 4 apg, 5.2 spg, 49.3% FG, 78.9% FT

F

Jessica Good (Norwood)

15.4 ppg, 8.4 rpg, 57.8% FG

F

Jo Hill (North)

19 ppg, 12.8 rpg, 3.5 apg, 2.3 spg, 54.7% FG

C

Tamika Dukes (Centrals)

21 ppg, 10.6 rpg, 2 spg, 47.4% FG, 79.5% FT

Coach

Marcus Wong (Sturt)



Power Rankings

Ladder
Pos.


Record

Streak

Next 4 Matches

1.Norwood

1

5-0

Won 5

v Centrals, @ South, v Sturt, @ Forestville

2. Sturt

2

5-0

Won 5

@ Eastern, v Woodville, @ Norwood, v West

3. North Adelaide

5

3-2

Won 1

@ West, v Southern, @ Centrals, v Eastern

4. Eastern

3

4-1

Won 3

v Sturt, @ Forestville, v Southern, @ North

5. West Adelaide

6

2-3

Lost 1

v North, @ Centrals, v South, @ Sturt

6. Forestville

4

3-2

Lost 1

@ Southern, v Eastern, @ Woodville, v Norwood

7. Woodville

8

1-4

Won 1

v South, @ Sturt, v Forestville, @ Southern

8. Southern

7

2-3

Lost 1

v Forestville, @ North, @ Eastern, v Woodville

9. South Adelaide

9

0-5

Lost 5

@ Woodville, v Norwood, @ West, v Centrals

10. Central Districts

10

0-5

Lost 5

@ Norwood, v West, v North, @ South


Courtesy of: http://www.basketballsa.com.au



WSBL: RedbacksOvertime Win - by Eurobasket News

The BOQ Redbacks Womens State Basketball League team had a dramatic 59 to 53 overtime win against Lakeside Lightning, after the scores were level at 45 apiece at the end of regular time.

Centre Marita Payne (196-C-81, college: Auburn) top-scored for the Redbacks with 18 along with a huge 24 rebounds.

Forward Jess Jakens scored 13 and had seven rebounds while point-guard Gabby OSullivan scored 12 and had three assists.

The Redbacks women lost their second game of the weekend against Kalamunda Eastern Suns 51 to 60.

Point guard Rachel Lisch (174-G-86, college: ORU) was their highest scorer with 14 and eight assists.

Payne scored 10 and had 13 rebounds while forward Tarsha Fletcher also scored 10.

The BOQ Redbacks womens team now has four wins and six losses and is in eighth place in the 12-team competition.

The Redbacks mens team lost their first game of the weekend 90 to 125 against the top-placed Lakeside Lightning.

Power-forward Michael Vigor was their highest scorer with 31 along with 14 rebounds.

Swing-man Bennie Lewis was their next highest scorer with 19 and four assists while point-guard Adam Johnston scored 10.

However, they bounced back the next night to beat the Kalamunda Eastern Suns 110 to 91.

Vigor was again their highest scorer with 36 along with 12 rebounds and five assists while Lewis had 20 and six assists.

Centre Justin Brown scored 10 and had 10 rebounds and forward Dennis Tawhiti also scored 10 along with six rebounds.

The Redbacks Mens team now has seven wins and five losses and is in sixth-place in the 14-team competition.

The action continues this Saturday when the BOQ Redbacks meet Cockburn Cougars at the Wally Hagan Stadium in Hamilton Hill, with the womens game tipping off at 6PM and the mens game at 8PM.

Article by Redbacks Media



WSBL: Flames turn up heat on contenders (Week 9 Women's Wrap) - by Eurobasket News

Rockingham Flames look an unstoppable force after extending their winning streak to eight games and pinching top spot on the Womens State Basketball League ladder.

The Flames, who were beaten by South West in last seasons grand final, started the new season 0-2 but have since turned into the hottest team in the league.

Rockingham leapt above Wanneroo with a thumping 73-47 win at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex on Friday.

The Flames led by five points at half-time and broke the game open with a 15-7 third period before running away with the result in the final term.

Samantha Whitcomb (178-G, college: Washington) nailed a game-high 25 points and was backed up by 16 points from Jacinta Bourne.

WNBL guard Shani Amos (171-G-91) scored 15 points but was the only Wolves player to reach double figures.
Wanneroos loss was compounded by another defeat on Saturday night, when they were beaten 74-61 by Willetton.

The Tigers relegated the Wolves to third place on the back of 22 points from West Coast Waves star Lisa Wallbutton, who also had 19 rebounds in a dominant display.

After starting the season 5-0, Wanneroo have hit a wall with three defeats in their past five games.

Kalamunda extended their winning streak to three games with wins over Willetton on Friday (79-61) and Perth Redbacks (60-51) on Saturday.

The wins moved the Suns into fourth place.

Mandurah stayed in touch with the top eight courtesy of consecutive wins over East Perth (61-42) and Stirling (56-53), in the process snapping a six-game losing streak that dated back to March.

The result against East Perth was the Eagles seventh successive defeat and kept the Morley-based side rooted to the foot of the ladder.

Article by Shayne Hope
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



QBL Player of the Week - Round 1 - by Eurobasket News

The womens Player of the Week title for Round One has been taken out by Gladstone Powers Natalie Hurst (164-PG-83), who was instrumental in the Powers 94-67 drubbing of the Rockhampton Cyclones on Saturday night. Hurst hit 28 points at 55.6% success in the field and 50% at the three-point line, in addition to five steals, three rebounds and a massive 17 assists in the match. The Power held control for much of the match, ending the first half ahead by 13 points in front of their home crowd. The Cyclones brought the margin back to three mid-way through the third quarter, but Gladstone surged to finish the quarter up by 21 points. The fourth quarter saw Gladstone take full control, with Hurst hitting 11 points including three three-pointers in the final minutes, to help her team take the 27-point win.

Hurst is no stranger to the QBL Player of the Week title, with the Canberra product taking out the award three times last season for the Power, averaging 16.8 points at 46.3% in the field and 89.5% at the foul line, and averaging 9.4 assists during the 2012 season. Its the point guards fifth season with Gladstone, coming back into the team having played a significant role in the sides three QBL championships in 2009, 2010 and 2011, and was named in the QBL All-League team in 2009 and 2010. Hurst holds six WNBL championships with the Canberra Capitals, and was named in the Australian Opals squad in 2009, 2011 and 2012. Hurst has returned to Gladstone following a season with Hungarian team UNI Gyor in 2012-13, where she averaged 12.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game for the side in the Euroleague, and 14.3 points at 63.4% at the perimeter, four rebounds and 4.3 assists per game in the Hungarian league. Hurst has previously spent time with French team Aix-en-Provence, and during the 2011-12 season was named in the All-Imports Team for averaging 15.5 points per game.

Hurst was among a number of stellar performers in Round One, with Mackays Rachel Allison shooting 20 points and taking a huge 16 rebounds for the Meteorettes in their win over Townsville Flames on Friday night, before backing up and contributing 30 points at 70.6% in the field in her teams 90-77 win over the Cairns Dolphins on Saturday night. Allison was backed up by team-mates Kayla Standish, who shot 25 points against Townsville and 26 points, four blocks, three assists and nine rebounds against Cairns, and Jillian Haughton, who hit 19 points at 75% against Townsville, and had 21 points and eight assists against Cairns. Bundaberg Bears new import DLesha Lloyd was crucial for the Bears in their two wins over South West Metro Pirates on Saturday night with 29 points and 15 rebounds in the 66-62 point win, before backing up with 32 points and 11 rebounds in the Bears 79-57 defeat over the Suncoast Clippers. Nadeen Payne (188-F/C-93) also helped her team to two wins at the weekend, with 22 points and 11 rebounds for Ipswich in their 61-56 defeat on Saturday night over the Gold Coast Rollers, and 24 points and 11 rebounds in the Forces 80-55 victory over Northside Wizards on Sunday afternoon. Paynes team-mate Emma Langford was also strong for the Force in both of their clashes, with 18 points against the Gold Coast before contributing 23 points at 52.9% in the field and ten rebounds in Ipswichs win over Northside.
Courtesy of: http://qbl.basketball.net.au



Wallbutton leads Tigers to WBSL win (Saturday Night Wrap) - by Eurobasket News

Lisa Wallbutton (183-F/C-86) had her second strong game of the weekend to lead the Willetton Tigers to an impressive women's SBL victory on Saturday night with Perry Lakes, Goldfields, Wanneroo, Lakeside and Mandurah particularly impressive in men's action.

The Southlands Boulevarde Willetton Tigers bounced back from a WSBL loss to Kalamunda on Friday night to beat the Wanneroo Wolves 74-61 on Saturday.

Lisa Wallbutton backed up her big game on Friday with another 22 points and 19 rebounds for the Tigers with Antonia Edmondson adding 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds. Melissa Marsh had 11 points on an efficient 5-of-7 shooting from the field while Sophie Doyle added 11 points.

Nikita-Lee Martin scored 17 points for Wanneroo with Chelsea Burns adding 15 points and Casey Lockwood 13.

The Cockburn Cougars improved to a 5-5 record with an 80-74 win over the Lakeside Lightning with Stephanie Jones starring with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Emma Pass contributed 16 points and eight boards and Taryn Priestly nine points and eight assists.

Ashleigh Grant, Krystal Stoneking and Jessica van Schie all scored 17 points for the Lightning with Jessica Beran adding 10 points.

The Mandurah Magic recorded its second win over the weekend downing the Stirling Senators 56-53 after beating the East Perth Eagles on Friday.

Ashlee Sidebottom finished with 16 points and eight rebounds for Mandurah with Casey Mihovilovich adding 11 points and seven rebounds, and Rachel Halleen 11 points and five assists.

Taylor Lilley scored 19 points for Stirling with Tegan Walker adding 13 points and 12 boards, and Amber Land nine points and 13 rebounds.

Kalamunda backed up its win over Willetton on Friday with a 60-51 victory over the BOQ Perth Redbacks on Saturday. Adrienne Jones finished with 18 points for the Suns with Jennie Rintala scoring 17 points and pulling in 10 rebounds. Melissa Moyle also had 16 points.

Rachel Lisch finished with 14 points, eight assists and five rebounds for the Redbacks with Marita Payne adding 10 points and 13 rebounds, and Tarsha Fletcher 10 points.

The Perry Lakes Hawks beat the Sun City Plumbing Geraldton Buccaneers 110-98 at Active West Stadium to remain in second position on the SBL ladder with a 9-2 record.

Corey Easley had 31 points for the Hawks with Rob Cassir adding 21 points, six assists and five rebounds. Michael Lay also contributed 19 points and Adrian Majstrovich 13 pints and 12 boards.

Carter Cook top-scored for Geraldton with 23 points with Rob Kampman adding 21 points and nine rebounds. Daniel Thomas scored 15 points, Matt Wunderberg 10 (and 14 rebounds) and Mark Heron 10.

The Silver Lake Resources Goldfields Giants won its third game of the SBL season with a 109-90 victory over the Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers at Eaton Recreation Centre thanks to a 63-42 second half.

Markhuri Sanders-Frison had a huge game for the Giants with 22 points, 22 rebounds and five assists. Jaycen Herring and Matthew Leske both scored 29 points apiece as well while Lordan Franich added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Jamahr Warren continued his terrific form for South West with 38 points with Wade Hitchcock adding 14 points, Clive Weeden (205-C-87, college: Dartmouth) 12 and Ty Harrelson 12 to go with 14 assists and eight boards. Trent Worthington pulled in 15 rebounds.

The Australian Belt Scrapers Wanneroo Wolves improved to a 7-5 record and to move up into fifth position on the SBL ladder with a 112-105 win over the Willetton Tigers at Joondalup Basketball Stadium.

Seb Salinas top-scored for the Wolfpack with 28 points with Damian Matackz adding 24 points, Trian Iliadis 22 (eight rebounds, eight assists), Rob Huntington 19 and Rhys Smyth 10.

Quinn McDowell was outstanding for Willetton with 32 points with Brandon Adams adding 29 points and 16 rebounds.

Lakeside Lightning extended its advantage on top of the SBL with a 95-92 victory over the Cockburn Cougars at Lakeside Recreation Centre.

Ben Beran scored 28 points to go with nine rebounds for the Lightning with Justin Cecil contributing 27 points and Ryan Sofoulis 12. Jarrad Prue also had eight points and 19 rebounds.

Brian Carlwell was huge for the Cougars with 31 points and 22 rebounds. David Reichel also had 22 points, Gavin Field 19 and Seva Chan 10.

The Mandurah Magic beat the Stirling Senators 84-75 at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre after going down to the East Perth Eagles on Friday.

Taylor Mullenax scored 28 points and pulled in seven rebounds for the Magic with Rhett Della Maddalena adding 20 points and 14 boards. Taylor Land also had 15 points, 11 assists and five rebounds.

Jordan Wild had 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Senators with Josh Throns scoring 14 points, Sean Gilmore 12 and Ryan Woodbury 11.

The BOQ Perth Redbacks improved to a 7-5 record with a 110-91 win over the Kalamunda Eastern Suns to make up for a 35-point humping at the hands of Lakeside on Friday.

Michael Vigor had a huge night for the Redbacks with 36 points and 12 rebounds. Bennie Lewis added in 20 points, Ryan Neill 14, Dennis Tawhiti 10 and Justin Brown 10 to go with 10 rebounds.

Luke Nevill had another 33 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for the Suns with Ben Smith scoring 21 points and Louis Timms 10 to go with 10 boards.

Article by Chris Pike
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



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  BELARUS   


Belarus NT twice beat United Kingdom - by Eurobasket News

Belarus NT twice beat United Kingdom in the friendly campaigns in order to prepare better for Eurobasket 2013. The Belarusian players posted two victories and won already three friendly games. Earlier the team overcame Latvia 63:47.
On May 12th Belarus posted a 48:43 defensive win. Trailing 9-16 in the first period, Belarus needed an 18-12 rally to reduced to just 1 points at the halftime. The third period was a nightmare for the British team that managed to score only 2 points. Belarus nailed 17 and never looked behind in the game. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Marina Kress (193-C-80) netted 9. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) poured in 8 points, while Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) had 7.
On May 13th Belarus overcame United Kingdom 64:50.



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  BRAZIL   


Dream cruise past Brazil in pre-season clash - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Dream - Brazil 97:47

The Atlanta Dream improved at 2-0 record in pre-season. They fired past Brazilian National Team at the Phillips Arena yesterday. Courtney Clements (6'0''-G-89, college: San Diego St.) scored 18 points to pace the Dream.
Atlanta jumped to an early lead. They piled up a 25:14 advantage after the starting period. The Dream maintained the lead throughout the second term. They accumulated a 41:26 halftime lead. The third term turned disastrous for Brazil. The Latin American team surrendered 30 points and scored just 9 to face a massive 36-point deficit before the fourth frame. They could not recover as the Dream finished them off with a 26:12 rally in the final stanza. Cathrine Kraayeveld (6'4''-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) and Herrington chipped in 11 points each for the winners. Clarissa Dos Santos (6'2''-C-88) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Brazil. Damiris Do Amaral (6'4''-C-92) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Atlanta Dream: Courtney Clements 18, Cathrine Kraayeveld 11, Herrington 11
Brazil: Clarissa Dos Santos 14, Damiris Do Amaral 11



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Maria Stepanova continue with the Russian Champions - by Eurobasket News

Maria Stepanova (202-C-79) continue with the Russian Champions for another year. One of the most experienced Russian players stays in Ekaterinburg with UMMC.
Maria Stepanova will enter her 6th season with UMMC. In 2008-2009 she started for CSKA Moscow but in Nov.'08 moved to UMMC Ekaterinburg (A Superleague, starting five), In her debut season she averaged 11.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.3ppg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 49.4%, FT: 69.4%. In Russian league and in Euroleague her stats read 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 55.1%, FT: 78.6%. In 2012-2013 for UMMC Ekaterinburg Maria Stepanova averaged 6.2ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 60.0%. In Euroleague after 10 games her stats read 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Earlier the team announced that Sandrine Gruda will remain with UMMC Ekaterinburg for another season. The French centre will enter her 7th season in a row.
It is also known that Anete Jekabsone-Zogota extends with the team for another season. The Latvian star will enter her third straight season in Ekaterinburg.



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  FRANCE   


Julie Barennes comes back to Basket Landes - by Eurobasket News

Julie Barennes (183-SF-86) comes back to Basket Landes for the next season. The top player of the LF2 Champions will play in the top division.
In May Julie Barennes s Angers celebrated LF2 title. They shot down Nice in the Final. Julie Barennes stepped up with 16 points for the winners. The teams stayed close throughout the opening quarter. Angers managed though to eke out a 16:15 lead at the first break. Angers boosted the lead in the second period. They accounted for a 32:28 halftime advantage. Nice bounced back in the third frame. The home side limited their opponents to 9 points in the period to ensure a 43:41 lead before the fourth frame. But Angers dominated in the fourth quarter. The visitors triggered a 24:12 rally to snatch the win at the end.
In 2009-2012 she played for Basket Landes and in the latest season averaged 4.4ppg, 4.8rpg in EuroCup. In French League after 29 games her stats read 5.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 34.7%, 3PT: 23.4%, FT: 72.7%. In 2012-2013 moved to Angers - Union Feminine Basket 49 (LF2, starting five) and showed 8.8 points per game.



Floriane Herrscher signs with Arras Pays d'Artois - by Eurobasket News

Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (LFB) inked 29-year old forward Floriane Herrscher (187-F-84). The French player moved to the team for 2013/2014 season.
The season 2012/2013 she started at COB Calais (LF2). In 23 games she recorded 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Herrscher played also at COB Calais (LF2). In 21 games she averaged 11.4ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.5apg. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Herrscher won Belgian League championship title in 2007. She received also Eurobasket.com All-French LF2 Domestic Player of the Year award in 2011. Herrscher represented France at the European Championships U20 in Vannes nine years ago.
She has played previously professionally in Belgium (Belfius Namur) and France (Charleville-Mezieres, Reims and Sceaux).



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Standings A2 Women - by Greg

A2 Standings
North
 1. Umana Reyer 25-1 
 2. San Martino 21-5 
 3. Milano 20-6 
 4. Crema 16-10 
 5. Marghera 15-11 
 6. Udine 13-13 
 7. Alghero 13-13 
 8. Broni 13-13 
 9. Muggia 11-15 
 10. Cagliari V. 9-17 
 11. San Salvatore 9-17 
 12. Valmadrera 8-18 
 13. Cremona 6-20 
 14. Biassono 3-23 
South
 1. Ragusa 23-1 
 2. T. La Spezia 20-4 
 3. Elite V.La Spezia 18-6 
 4. Napoli S.Dike 18-6 
 5. Min.Battipaglia 16-8 
 6. Ancona 14-10 
 7. Salerno 11-13 
 8. Bologna 11-13 
 9. Irpino 10-14 
 10. Viterbo 7-17 
 11. Calabria 5-19 
 12. College Italia 3-21 
 13. Siena 0-24 


Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Italian A1 1st Team 2013
D'Andra Moss
Moss
Jazmine Sepulveda
Sepulveda
Adrienne Johnson
Johnson
Sonja Kireta
Kireta
Jantel Lavender
Lavender

Finals MVP: Kathy Wambe (176-G-81) of Familia Schio
Player of The Year: Jantel Lavender (190-C-88) of Familia Schio
Guard of The Year: D'Andra Moss (178-SG-88) of Umbertide
Forward of The Year: Adrienne Johnson (182-F-89) of Lucca
Center of The Year: Jantel Lavender (190-C-88) of Familia Schio
Bosman Player of The Year: Sonja Kireta (198-C-76) of Parma
Import Player of The Year: Jantel Lavender (190-C-88) of Familia Schio
Domestic Player of The Year: Laura Macchi (188-F-79) of Familia Schio
Defensive Player of The Year: Mery Andrade (181-F-75) of Lucca
Coach of The Year: Maurizio Lasi of Familia Schio

1st Team
SG: D'Andra Moss (178-SG-88) of Umbertide
SG: Jazmine Sepulveda (178-SG-85) of Chieti
F: Adrienne Johnson (182-F-89) of Lucca
C: Sonja Kireta (198-C-76) of Parma
C: Jantel Lavender (190-C-88) of Familia Schio

2nd Team
G: Kathy Wambe (176-G-81) of Familia Schio
G: Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88) of Cagliari CUS
F: Jillian Harmon (185-F-87) of Parma
C: Kelley Cain (198-C-89) of Priolo
C: Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Taranto

Honorable Mention
Darxia Morris (172-G/F-89) of Pozzuoli
Shamela Hampton (191-C-87) of Nantes
Courtney Willis (188-F/C-82) of Umbertide
Megan Mahoney (183-F-83) of Taranto
Nicole Antibe (187-C/F-74) of Taranto
Marie Ruzickova (189-C-86) of Lucca
Mery Andrade (181-F-75) of Lucca
Laura Macchi (188-F-79) of Familia Schio
Valeria Battisodo (176-G-88) of Parma

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Valentina Donvito (170-G-78) of Priolo
G: Cinzia Arioli (178-G-84) of Cagliari CUS
F: Laura Macchi (188-F-79) of Familia Schio
F: Raffaella Masciadri (188-F-80) of Familia Schio
C: Kathrin Ress (196-C-85) of Lucca

All-Imports Team
SG: D'Andra Moss (178-SG-88) of Umbertide
SG: Jazmine Sepulveda (178-SG-85) of Chieti
F: Adrienne Johnson (182-F-89) of Lucca
F: Jillian Harmon (185-F-87) of Parma
C: Jantel Lavender (190-C-88) of Familia Schio

All-Bosmans Team
G: Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88) of Cagliari CUS
G: Kathy Wambe (176-G-81) of Familia Schio
F: Mery Andrade (181-F-75) of Lucca
C: Sonja Kireta (198-C-76) of Parma
C: Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Taranto

All-Defensive Team
SG: Jazmine Sepulveda (178-SG-85) of Chieti
G: Valeria Battisodo (176-G-88) of Parma
F: Mery Andrade (181-F-75) of Lucca
C: Kelley Cain (198-C-89) of Priolo
C: Gintare Petronyte (196-C-89) of Taranto



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NetScouts USA All-Stars add two wins in China - by Eurobasket News

NetScouts USA All-Stars earned two more victories on their China Tour. They defeated Brazil and Australia before sell-out crowds in Dong Xiang.
USA claimed a 58:50 victory over the Latin American side. Brazil secured the better start to the game. The Latin American side jumped to a 13:5 lead after the opening quarter. The North American side managed to narrow the deficit at a single point 22:23 at halftime. But the second half looked different. NetScouts All-Stars picked up the offensive tempo and surged ahead. They improved their shooting percentage and worked hard on the boards to seal the winning outcome. Sam Ostarello (6'2''-G/F-91, agency: LBM Management) provided 12 points to lead the winners. Jamie Russell (5'8''-G-90) added 9 points for the USA. Vanessa Goncalves answered with 15 points for Brazil. Isabela Ramona (5'10''-F-94) chipped in 11 points in the loss.
Next the USA selection faced Australia and claimed the biggest win on the tour 85:63. Jamie Russell was pivotal with 15 points, while Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) contributed 14 points for the winning side. Adrian Ritchie (5'11''-G/F) helped with 13 points for the All-Stars. Carley Mijovic (6'6''-C-94) responded with 12 points for the Gems. Casey Samuels (5'11''-G-94) topscored with 19 points for Australia.



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Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brandie HOSKINS
  Brasov
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Hoskins, Brasov19.3 
 2. Givens, ICIM A.18.6 
 3. Lucas, Tulsa S.17.2 
 4. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe16.9 
 5. Brown, Timisoara16.0 
 6. Tobin, Alba Iulia15.2 
 7. Pesovic, Timisoara15.2 
 8. Hilliard, Targu Mu.15.0 
 9. Lyons, Alexandria14.9 
 10. Ferenczi, Cluj N.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mekia VALENTINE
  Sf.Gheor.
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.10.5 
 2. Hilliard, Targu Mu.10.2 
 3. Thompson, Alba Iul.9.9 
 4. Demirovic, Sp.Stu.9.7 
 5. Arlen, Alexandria9.6 
 6. Toma, Craiova9.2 
 7. Thornton, Brasov8.3 
 8. Givens, ICIM A.8.3 
 9. Mitov, Craiova8.3 
 10. Stjepanovic, Bras.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jence RHOADS
  Sf.Gheorghe
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rhoads, Sf.Gheorg.5.8 
 2. Parau, Satu Mare5.0 
 3. Cursaru, Brasov4.6 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.4.4 
 5. Nicolaescu, Rapid4.2 
 6. Prlja, Craiova4.2 
 7. Ajavon, Targoviste4.0 
 8. Arnold, Alexandria3.9 
 9. Bajic, Sp.Stude.3.5 
 10. Jones, Cluj Napo.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Timisoara
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Brown, Timisoara3.9 
 2. Robbins, Targoviste2.9 
 3. Lyons, Alexandria2.8 
 4. Sipos, Alexandria2.8 
 5. Chis, Oradea2.7 
 6. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe2.6 
 7. Vlaicu, Oradea2.4 
 8. Thornton, Brasov2.4 
 9. Pesovic, Timisoara2.4 
 10. Givens, ICIM A.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Gabriela TOMA
  Craiova
  (192-C-74)
  Avg: 2
 1. Toma, Craiova2.0 
 2. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.1.5 
 3. Stoiedin, Timisoara1.4 
 4. Stjepanovic, Brasov1.2 
 5. Whittington, Satu1.1 
 6. Blanaru, Timisoara1.0 
 7. Hilliard, Targu Mu.1.0 
 8. Arlen, Alexandria0.9 
 9. Thornton, Brasov0.9 
 10. Thompson, Alba Iu.0.9 


ICIM Arad wins Liga Nationala Finals! - by Eurobasket News

Targoviste - ICIM Arad 82-85 (2-3)

ICIM Arad wins Liga Nationala Finals! They overcame the defending champions Targoviste 85:82 and dethroned them in the country. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. 24 personal fouls committed by CSM Targoviste helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Chrissy Givens (180-85, college: Middle Tenn.St.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Her fellow American import point guard Jennifer Risper (175-87, college: Vanderbilt) contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. LBRn point guard Matee Ajavon (170-86, college: Rutgers) answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Russian-Kazakhstan power forward Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for CSM Targoviste. Four ICIM Arad and five CSM Targoviste players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Targoviste: M.Ajavon 20+6reb+4ast, J.Robbins 15+6reb+2ast, K.Tikhonenko 15+12reb+1ast, G.Marginean 12+3reb+4ast, J.Davis 10+5reb+3ast, M.Miljkovic 6+1reb
ICIM Arad: C.Givens 27+11reb+6ast, J.Risper 24+1reb+4ast, C.Wirth 18+5reb+1ast, K.Laplante 10+8reb+1ast, M.Boriga 4+2reb+1ast, A.Craciun 2+2reb
gschID: 240691



Istanbul Universitesi SK added 26-year old Romanian Gabriela Marginean - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK added 26-year old Romanian Gabriela Marginean (182-F-87, college: Drexel) for the next season.
The season 2012 she started at CSM Targoviste in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 36 games she recorded 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg this season. Marginean also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged impressive 17.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.9spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The earlier season she played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (LFB) in French league. In 26 games she averaged 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. She helped them to win the cup. Marginean also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged remarkable 16.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season she played at Panathinaikos (A1) in Greek league. In 26 games she was second best scorer with great 17.0ppg and had 7.3rpg, 1.5apg and 2.2spg that season. She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
Marginean attended Drexel University until 2010 and it will be her third season in pro basketball. She was voted CAA Player of the Year back in 2009 at her college time.



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Maria Stepanova continue with the Russian Champions - by Eurobasket News

Maria Stepanova (202-C-79) continue with the Russian Champions for another year. One of the most experienced Russian players stays in Ekaterinburg with UMMC.
Maria Stepanova will enter her 6th season with UMMC. In 2008-2009 she started for CSKA Moscow but in Nov.'08 moved to UMMC Ekaterinburg (A Superleague, starting five), In her debut season she averaged 11.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.3ppg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 49.4%, FT: 69.4%. In Russian league and in Euroleague her stats read 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 55.1%, FT: 78.6%. In 2012-2013 for UMMC Ekaterinburg Maria Stepanova averaged 6.2ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 60.0%. In Euroleague after 10 games her stats read 4.2ppg, 3.0rpg.
Earlier the team announced that Sandrine Gruda will remain with UMMC Ekaterinburg for another season. The French centre will enter her 7th season in a row.
It is also known that Anete Jekabsone-Zogota extends with the team for another season. The Latvian star will enter her third straight season in Ekaterinburg.



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Serbian Suzana Milovanovic wins the title in Romania - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Suzana Milovanovic (185-F-79) wins the title in Romania as her ICIM Arad triumphs at Liga Nationala Finals! They overcame the defending champions Targoviste 85:82 and dethroned them in the country. The guests trailed by 13 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 3 points. 24 personal fouls committed by CSM Targoviste helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Chrissy Givens orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Jennifer Risper contributed with 24 points and 4 assists for the winners. Matee Ajavon answered with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Ksenia Tikhonenko added 15 points and 12 rebounds in the effort for CSM Targoviste. Four ICIM Arad and five CSM Targoviste players scored in double figures.
In 2011-2012 for BC ICIM Arad (Romania-D1, starting five) Suzana Milovanovic averaged 10.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 59.1%, 3PT: 24.4%, FT: 69.7%. In 2012-2013 her stats read 8.4 points per game.



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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. Sowinski, Muraltese20.2 
 4. Copeland, Fribourg20.1 
 5. Twehues, Helios20.0 
 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: 17.4
 1. Trahan-Davis, Frib.17.4 
 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: 5.6
 1. Copeland, Fribourg5.6 
 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: 4.3
 1. Rol, Helios4.3 
 2. Moss, Pully4.2 
 3. Copeland, Fribourg4.1 
 4. Twehues, Helios4.0 
 5. McKenzie, Riva B.3.9 
 6. Michaux, Hope-GBA3.7 
 7. Hicks, Riva Basket3.5 
 8. Giroud, Helios3.5 
 9. Voumard, Muraltese3.3 
 10. Kershaw, Helios3.3 
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.1.2 
 7. Porter, Pully1.2 
 8. Moss, Pully1.0 
 9. Tshitenge, Pully0.8 
 10. Juon, Muraltese0.7 



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Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Turkish TKBL 1st Team 2013
Birsel Vardarli
Vardarli
Shavonte Zellous
Zellous
Angel McCoughtry
McCoughtry
Erlana Larkins
Larkins
Ann Wauters
Wauters

Finals MVP: Cappie Pondexter (175-G-83) of Fenerbahce
Player of the Year: Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86) of Mersin
Guard of the Year: Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86) of Mersin
Forward of the Year: Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86) of Mersin
Center of the Year: Ann Wauters (194-C-80) of Galatasaray
Import Player of the Year: Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86) of Mersin
Domestic Player of the Year: Birsel Vardarli (175-G-84) of Fenerbahce
Bosman Player of the Year: Ann Wauters (194-C-80) of Galatasaray
Defensive Player of the Year: Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86) of Fenerbahce
Coach of the Year: Roberto Iniguez of Fenerbahce

1st Team
G: Birsel Vardarli (175-G-84) of Fenerbahce
G: Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86) of Mersin
SF: Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86) of Fenerbahce
F: Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86) of Mersin
C: Ann Wauters (194-C-80) of Galatasaray

2nd Team
PG: Nilay Kartaltepe Yigit (172-PG-79) of Istanbul Univ.
G: Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) of Istanbul Univ.
F/G: Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82) of Fenerbahce
PF: LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86) of Kayseri
C: Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83) of Galatasaray

Honorable Mention
Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-C-87) of Fenerbahce
Cappie Pondexter (175-G-83) of Fenerbahce
Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93) of Galatasaray
Asjha Jones (191-F/C-80) of Kayseri
Delisha Milton-Jones (186-PF-74) of Tarsus Bld
Danielle Marie Robinson (178-G-89) of Tarsus Bld
Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Antakya
Carolyn Swords (6'6''-C-89) of Ceyhan
Courtney Paris (191-C-87) of Botas
Cheryl Ford (6'3''-F/C-81) of Canik
Milka Bjelica (193-F-81) of Besiktas
Naile Cirak (185-C-85) of Antakya

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Birsel Vardarli (175-G-84) of Fenerbahce
PG: Nilay Kartaltepe Yigit (172-PG-79) of Istanbul Univ.
G: Tugba Palazoglu (171-G-80) of Istanbul Univ.
PF: LaToya Sanders (191-PF-86) of Kayseri
C: Naile Cirak (185-C-85) of Antakya

All-Imports Team
SG: Jolene Anderson (175-SG-86) of Antakya
G: Shavonte Zellous (5'10''-G-86) of Mersin
SF: Angel McCoughtry (187-SF-86) of Fenerbahce
F: Erlana Larkins (6'1''-F-86) of Mersin
F/C: Cheryl Ford (6'3''-F/C-81) of Canik

All-Bosmans Team
SG: Shay Doron (175-SG-85) of Tarsus Bld
G/F: Ana Dabovic (183-G/F-89) of TED Ankara
F/G: Agnieszka Bibrzycka (184-F/G-82) of Fenerbahce
F: Evanthia Maltsi (180-F-78) of Antakya
C: Ann Wauters (194-C-80) of Galatasaray



Istanbul Universitesi SK added 26-year old Romanian Gabriela Marginean - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi SK added 26-year old Romanian Gabriela Marginean (182-F-87, college: Drexel) for the next season.
The season 2012 she started at CSM Targoviste in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 36 games she recorded 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg this season. Marginean also played 14 games in Euroleague where she averaged impressive 17.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.9spg. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention.
The earlier season she played at Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin (LFB) in French league. In 26 games she averaged 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. She helped them to win the cup. Marginean also played 10 games in Eurocup where she averaged remarkable 16.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.0spg.
The previous (10-11) season she played at Panathinaikos (A1) in Greek league. In 26 games she was second best scorer with great 17.0ppg and had 7.3rpg, 1.5apg and 2.2spg that season. She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was selected Eurobasket.com All-Greek League Bosman Player of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Bosmans Team.
Marginean attended Drexel University until 2010 and it will be her third season in pro basketball. She was voted CAA Player of the Year back in 2009 at her college time.



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Belarus NT twice beat United Kingdom - by Eurobasket News

Belarus NT twice beat United Kingdom in the friendly campaigns in order to prepare better for Eurobasket 2013. The Belarusian players posted two victories and won already three friendly games. Earlier the team overcame Latvia 63:47.
On May 12th Belarus posted a 48:43 defensive win. Trailing 9-16 in the first period, Belarus needed an 18-12 rally to reduced to just 1 points at the halftime. The third period was a nightmare for the British team that managed to score only 2 points. Belarus nailed 17 and never looked behind in the game. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) top-scored for the winners with 12 points and Marina Kress (193-C-80) netted 9. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) poured in 8 points, while Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) had 7.
On May 13th Belarus overcame United Kingdom 64:50.



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  WNBA   


Storm eke out pre-season win over Sparks - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Sparks - Seattle Storm 66:67

The Seattle Storm grabbed the first pre-season victory. They defeated the Los Angeles Sparks at the Walter Pyramid, Long Beach. Tina Thompson (6'2''-F-75, agency: Merit Sports, college: USC) and Tianna Hawkins (6'3''-F, college: Maryland) came up with 8 points each to pace balanced offensive effort from Seattle.
The Sparks grabbed control early in the encounter. The hosts went on a 19:11 run in the first term. But the Storm exploded with 29 points in the second period to establish a 40:33 halftime lead. The Sparks were back in the drivers seat in the third term. They stiffened defensively and spurred ahead for a narrow 56:55 lead at the final intermission. The Sparks were still up by three points with just over a minute remaining in regulation. But Tianna Hawkins converted a layup and then Alysha Clark (5'10''-F-87, college: Middle Tenn.St.) followed with a jumper to seal the victory for the Storm. Alysha Clark produced 7 points for the winners. Ebony Hoffman (6'2''-F/C-82, college: USC) answered with 8 points for the Sparks. Paola Ferrari (5'10''-G/F-85, agency: Josep and Nicolas), Briana Gilbreath (6'1''-G-90, college: USC) and Nnemkadi Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford) netted 7 points each in the loss.

Los Angeles Sparks: Ebony Hoffman 8, Paola Ferrari 7, Briana Gilbreath 7, Nnemkadi Ogwumike 7
Seattle Storm: Tina Thompson 8, Tianna Hawkins 8, Alysha Clark 7



Dream cruise past Brazil in pre-season clash - by Eurobasket News

Atlanta Dream - Brazil 97:47

The Atlanta Dream improved at 2-0 record in pre-season. They fired past Brazilian National Team at the Phillips Arena yesterday. Courtney Clements (6'0''-G-89, college: San Diego St.) scored 18 points to pace the Dream.
Atlanta jumped to an early lead. They piled up a 25:14 advantage after the starting period. The Dream maintained the lead throughout the second term. They accumulated a 41:26 halftime lead. The third term turned disastrous for Brazil. The Latin American team surrendered 30 points and scored just 9 to face a massive 36-point deficit before the fourth frame. They could not recover as the Dream finished them off with a 26:12 rally in the final stanza. Cathrine Kraayeveld (6'4''-F-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Oregon) and Herrington chipped in 11 points each for the winners. Clarissa Dos Santos (6'2''-C-88) answered with 14 points and 7 rebounds for Brazil. Damiris Do Amaral (6'4''-C-92) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Atlanta Dream: Courtney Clements 18, Cathrine Kraayeveld 11, Herrington 11
Brazil: Clarissa Dos Santos 14, Damiris Do Amaral 11



Seattle Storm cut Redmon - by Eurobasket News

Seattle Storm cut 25-year old former international swingman Katelan Redmon (185-70kg-88, college: Gonzaga).
This season Redmon played at Elitzur Netanya (D1) in Israeli league. In 13 games she averaged 10.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 2.3apg this season.
The last summer she played at New York. But in 6 games she had just 1.2ppg and 1.3rpg.
Last year Redmon was drafted by Minnesota Lynx (WNBA) in third round (36th overall).
The former Gonzaga University standoutis in her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Redmon's team won WCC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2010 and 2012). She received also All-WCC 1st Team award in 2011 and 2012 at her college time. Redmon represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Guadalajara (Mexico) two years ago. Her stats at that event were 4 games: 6.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.6%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 75.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Indiana Fever released Mosby - by Eurobasket News

Indiana Fever released 29-year old forward Bernice Mosby (186-84, college: Baylor).
This season Mosby played at Conquero (LF) in Spanish league. In 15 games she had very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg this season.
The last season she played at Caja Rural (LF) in Spanish league. In 25 games she was second best scorer with remarkable 17.4ppg and averaged 7.9rpg and 1.2apg last season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB 2nd Team.
The previous (10-11) season Mosby played at Lider Pruszkow (PLKK) in Polish league. In 18 games she recorded 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.3spg that season. Quite impressive year as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
In 2009-10 season she played at Bracco Geas (B) in Italian league. In 21 games she recorded 8.3ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.2spg.
In 202009 summer Mosby played at Washington. But in 24 games she recorded just 1.9ppg and 1.5rpg.
In 2007 she was drafted by Washington Mystics (WNBA) in first round (6th overall).
Mosby attended Baylor University and it is her sixth season in pro basketball. Her team made it to the Big 12 Tournament Semifinals in 2007.
Mosby has played previously professionally in France (Arras) and Greece (Panionios).
She could be described: Bernice is a tremendously athletic player who can drive to the basket and jump over anyone or score with a 3-pt shot. She is a very physical player who relies on being very aggressive on defense.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Seattle Storm cut Jasmine James - by Eurobasket News

Seattle Storm waived 22-year old guard Jasmine James (175-91, college: Georgia).
This season James played at the University of Georgia. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. They also made it to the NCAA Elite Eight. A very good season in her career as she was voted to All-SEC 2nd Team.
James just graduated from University of Georgia and it is her first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center