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  ARGENTINA   


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  San German
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, San German19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, Santurce17.6 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.0 
 8. Lytch, Bameso15.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol14.8 
 10. Campazzo, Penarol14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Clancy, Marinos10.8 
 2. Phillip, San German10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.0 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Mata, Penarol6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.0 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 7. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 8. Laprovittola, Lanus3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 7. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 8. Boccia, Lanus1.4 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.4 
 10. Washam, Regatas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Marinos1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 5. Santiago, Guaynabo1.1 
 6. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 7. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 9. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 
 10. Espinoza, Macae0.8 


Regatas Corrientes earn LigaA title - by Eurobasket News

Lanus Regatas - Corrientes 65:69

Regatas Corrientes are the new LigaA champions! They beat Lanus on the road to sweep the title series. Javier Martinez (189-G/F-78, agency: Dream Team Management) and Federico Kammerichs (202-F-80) accounted for 15 points each to pace Regatas.
Regatas jumped to an early lead in the game. They held on to a 21:17 lead after ten minutes. The Corrientes side stretched the gap in the second period. Regatas accumulated a 36:28 halftime advantage. Lanus were back in the mix in the third quarter. The hosts went on a strong rally to narrow the deficit at 2-point mark 48:50 at the final intermission. Lanus got within a single point 54:55 midway through the fourth frame but Regatas survived the challenge. They capitalized on the absence of Robert Battle who got fouled out in the fourth frame and sealed the historic victory at the end. Tony Washam (200-F-82, college: St.Vincent) posted 12 points for the winners. Adrian Boccia (195-G/F-82) answered with 19 points for Lanus. William McFarlan (201-PF-76, agency: Dream Team Management, college: St.Thomas Aquinas) provided 11 points in the loss.

Lanus: Adrian Boccia 19, William McFarlan 11
Regatas Corrientes: Javier Martinez 15, Federico Kammerichs 15, Tony Washam 12



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Petron Blaze 18-3 
 2 Satria Muda 16-6 
 3 KL Dragons 11-8 
 4 Thailand S. 8-14 
 5 Singapore S. 7-15 
 6 Saigon H. 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

May. 15: Thailand S. - Saigon H. 71-63
May. 14: Singapore S. - Satria Muda 53-63
May. 17: KL Dragons - Petron Blaze
May. 19: Saigon H. - KL Dragons



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  BELGIUM   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.7 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar18.2 
 4. Randle, Spirou17.6 
 5. Lojeski, Oostende17.3 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.5 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut14.9 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut14.8 
 10. Robinson, Leuven14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Green, Spirou7.1 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.6 
 4. Wilkinson, Oostende6.3 
 5. Young, Aalstar6.1 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.0 
 8. Mukubu, Liege5.9 
 9. Wright, Oostende5.9 
 10. Aleksandrov, Assi.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.2 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.0 
 5. Randle, Spirou3.9 
 6. Raivio, Aalstar3.7 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.7 
 8. Thompson, Aalstar3.5 
 9. Black, Antwerp3.5 
 10. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.5 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.0 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Black, Antwerp1.9 
 5. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.9 
 6. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 7. Green, Spirou1.8 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Randle, Spirou1.6 
 10. Walsh, Brose Bask.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.3 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.1 
 4. Wilkinson, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.7 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Williamson, Liege0.6 
 9. Thondique, Antwerp0.6 
 10. Aska, Leuven0.6 


Leuven Bears sign Stephane Moris for next season - by Eurobasket News

Leuven Bears secured the services of Stephane Moris (207-F/C-86, agency: Promotex) for the next season. The centre spent the last two seasons with Verviers-Pepinster. He averaged 9.9 points, 5.0 rebounds per game in 2012/13 season. Previously Stephane Moris had stints in Switzerland, Germany. He made it into Belgian D2 All-Domestic Players Team in both 2008 and 2009. Stephane Moris was named into Swiss LNA All-Bosmans Team in 2011. The centre was the member of the U20 Belgian National Team in 2005 and 2006.


Ethias League Round 1 of Quarter-Finals. M.Hainaut and Aalstar register wins - by Eurobasket News

M.Hainaut - Leuven 86-46

M.Hainaut cruised past Leuven in the quarterfinal series opener. The game without a history. Belfius Mons-Hainaut led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Leuven Bears to just 6 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Leuven Bears 41-25 including a 35-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Belfius Mons-Hainaut looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Leuven Bears' players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 7 blocks. American guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) fired 17 points and 5 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!) for the winners. His fellow American import center Brian Qvale (210-88, college: Montana) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Belfius Mons-Hainaut players scored in double figures. Center Yannick Desiron (206-92) produced 14 points and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican forward Ivan Aska (200-90, college: Murray St.) added 9 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: Q.Taylor 17+5reb+3ast, B.Qvale 14+7reb+1ast, A.Gorgemans 10+7reb, G.Muya 10+7reb+3ast, A.Libert 9+1reb+5ast, M.Randle 8+5reb
Leuven: Y.Desiron 14+3reb, G.Robinson 12+3reb, I.Aska 9+5reb+3ast, B.Burgess 6+4reb, T.Deroover 2, I.Hanavan 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 241094


Aalstar - Antwerp 99-93

Aalstar outlasted Antwerp at home court to take 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 52-43 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Okapi Aalstar made 29-of-32 free shots (90.6 percent) during the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Antwerp Giants helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Lithuanian power forward Christopher Young (206-79, college: Michigan, agency: Court Side) fired 33 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 4 blocks (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. American guard Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds. Four Okapi Aalstar players scored in double figures. The former international guard Roel Moors (190-78) produced 26 points and 6 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and American point guard Bryan Hopkins (183-83, college: SMU) added 21 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Aalstar: C.Young 33+7reb, R.Thompson 24+9reb+1ast, D.Raivio 19+1reb+6ast, J.Tofi 12+3reb+3ast, A.Ruoff 7+1reb+3ast, L.Cummard 2+4reb+2ast
Antwerp: R.Moors 26+4reb+6ast, B.Hopkins 21+4reb+2ast, J.Love 12+7reb, T.Black 9+2reb+3ast, J.Mwema 6+1reb, Y.Driesen 6+1reb
gschID: 241093



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.5 
 2. Tyler, Trotamundos18.8 
 3. Smith, Rilski S.17.0 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.0 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.3 
 6. Haritopoulos, Luko.16.3 
 7. Milosevic, Tundja16.0 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.15.9 
 9. Marinovic, Levski15.8 
 10. Panic, Balkan15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos13.5 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.7 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.8 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.9 
 6. Caloiaro, Rilski S.7.5 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.4 
 8. Marintchechk., Spa.7.4 
 9. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.2 
 10. Gugino, Rilski S.6.6 
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.4.5 
 6. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.1 
 8. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.9 
 9. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
 10. Massamba, Lukoil3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.2.4 
 2. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 3. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.2 
 4. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.1 
 5. Green, Spirou2.1 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Popovic, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.8 
 9. Gugino, Rilski S.1.8 
 10. Holmes, Beroe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos3.1 
 2. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.5 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.1 
 5. Dupree, Rilski S.1.1 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.0.9 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 9. Vrcelj, Cherno M.0.7 
 10. Radev, Beroe0.7 


Balkan and Rilski Sportist tied the Semifinals at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

Balkan - Levski Sofia 92-80 (2-2)

The game was mostly controlled by Balkan. Levski Sofia was better in second period 29-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 27-of-34 charity shots (79.4 percent) during the game. Levski Sofia was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international guard Jordan Bozov (191-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian forward Vladimir Panic (194-82) who added 20 points and 7 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) during the contest. Four Balkan players scored in double figures. At the losing side Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) responded with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Levski Sofia's coach Konstantin Papazov rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Balkan: J.Bozov 22+6reb+3ast, V.Panic 20+7reb+3ast, A.Santos 14+6reb+2ast, S.Marinov 14+4reb+5ast, U.Petrovic 9+1reb+2ast, S.Slaveykov 9+2reb
Levski Sofia: M.Marinovic 26+5reb+4ast, M.Pantic 14+7reb, C.Kostov 9+2reb+5ast, N.Varbanov 8+7reb, P.Ivanov 5+1reb+1ast, D.Anguelov 4+2reb
gschID: 241104


Rilski Sportist - Lukoil Academik 95-88 (2-2)

Rilski Sportist made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. 26 personal fouls committed by Lukoil Academik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Serbian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who helped to win the game recording 36 points (!!!) and 8 assists. American-Italian forward Angelo Caloiaro (203-89, college: USF) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) added 27 points in the effort for Lukoil Academik. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Rilski Sportist: B.Mirkovic 36+1reb+8ast, T.Smith 19+2reb+1ast, A.Caloiaro 11+11reb+2ast, S.Vaklinov 11+4reb+1ast, H.Zahariev 8+1reb+4ast, T.Gugino 6+11reb+1ast
Lukoil Academik: B.Heath 27+2ast, D.Watkins 19+13reb+1ast, B.Popovic 16+2reb+5ast, D.Haritopoulos 15+6reb+1ast, T.Stoykov 6+3reb+1ast, P.Marinov 3+4reb
gschID: 241105



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  CHINA   


D'or Fischer coming to China? - by Eurobasket Center

One of the top center-power forwards in Europe,may be moving to a new country this coming season. D'or Fischer (211-C-81, college: W.Virginia),, the Euro star, who was rumored to have been on the verge of a deal for the 2012-13 CBA season, is once again in the news, as teams have expressed heavy interest in Fischer.

Fischer who is currently playing for EuroLeague qualifier BC Donetsk in Ukraine, is having one of his best seasons as a professional. The need for high level big men is at a premium in China, as is every other market in the world. Fischer has played in all the top leagues in the world, from Spain-ACB to being on Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel.



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Bambuqueros 11-5 
 2. Piratas 10-6 
 3. Bucaros 9-7 
 4. Once Caldas 8-8 
 5. Academia 5-11 
 6. Aguilas 5-11 
Places 7-8
 1. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 2. Halcones 6-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 16

May. 14: Bucaros - Aguilas 99-89
May. 14: Academia - Piratas 95-98
May. 15: Bambuqueros - Once Caldas 76-71

Second Stage: Round 17

May. 17: Bambuqueros - Academia
May. 17: Once Caldas - Aguilas
May. 17: Bucaros - Piratas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tayron THOMAS
  Piratas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Thomas, Piratas23.1 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.4 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.21.0 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Rafael B.18.6 
 7. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 8. Crawford, Academia18.1 
 9. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 10. Gilbert, Bucaros18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros13.0 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.3 
 3. Crawford, Academia11.1 
 4. Northern, Rafael B.10.9 
 5. Smith, Aguilas9.3 
 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: 5.7
 1. Mayfield, Aguilas5.7 
 2. Moreno, Piratas5.5 
 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, Piratas3.3 
 9. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
 10. Jordan, Once Cal.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.0 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.7 
 3. Mayfield, Aguilas1.6 
 4. Jordan, Once Cald.1.6 
 5. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.5 
 6. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 7. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.4 
 8. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 9. Garris, Once Caldas1.3 
 10. Cortes, Once Cal.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Rafael B.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Rafael B.2.2 
 2. Newsome, Bambuque.0.9 
 3. Farley, Academia0.8 
 4. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 5. Blue, Academia0.6 
 6. Smith, Aguilas0.5 
 7. Baquero, Halcones0.5 
 8. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 9. Culver, Caribbea.0.5 
 10. Cuero, Aguilas0.5 


PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 16 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Piratas, Bukaros and Bambuqueros clinched playoffs berth after the day 15 and 16 of the Professional Basketball Division, Liga Directv.

Alpha Bangura had a nice debut game leading the Bukaros to get the ticket to the playoffs, Banguras 25 points was the best for the winners, Aguilas without Eddy Mayfield had the lonely effort of Quentin Smith who finished with his season high 36 pts and 15 rebs.
Bukaros Freskaleche 99 - A. Bangura 25 pts, L. Gilbert 23 pts.
Aguilas de Tunja 89- Q. Smith 36 pts + 15 rebs, Y Fernandez 17 pts

Piratas clinched its playoff berth and put Academia almost out of the cup defeating the Green team as visitor for the second straight night, Leonard Mendez (196-G-87, college: Georgia St.) had his season high of 38 pts to lead the Pirate ship.
Academia de la Montana 95- B. Crawford 25 pts + 16 rebs, C. Chavez 23 pts
Piratas de Bogota 98- L. Mendez 38 pts, E. Arteaga 23 pts.


Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 76 - S.Ortiz 22 pts, R.Newsome 13.
Manizales OC 71 - A. Jordan 23 pts, J. Garris 15 pts



PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 15 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Bukaros had a good night to defeat the Aguilasde Tunja, Parrish Brown (185-G-84, college: Maryland) in his last game scored 20 pts, Aguilas hopes to get a place in playoffs are almost over.
Bukaros Freskaleche 83- P. Brown 20 pts, J. Edwin 19 pts, + 10 rebs.
Aguilas de Tunja 69- Q. Smith 19 pts 10 rebs, J. Corpus 12 pts.

Piratas stole a great victory in Medellin that puts the Academia in a hard situation almost forced to win his remaining games to get a place in the playoffs.
Academia de la Montana 75- B. Crawford 18 pts + 14 rebs, C. Londono 16 pts.
Piratas de Bogota 77- T. Thomas 19 pts, E. Artega 15 pts


Bambuqueros clinched his playoff spot defeating the Manizales OC 94 - 75 in Neiva, the OC is currently fourth in the standings.



Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 94



Manizales OC 75




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  CROATIA   

A1 Standings

A1 Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Cibona 12-2 
 2. Zadar 11-3 
 3. Cedevita 11-3 
 4. Jolly 7-7 
 5. Kvarner 2010 7-7 
 6. KK Split 5-9 
 7. KK Zagreb 2-12 
 8. Alkar Sinj 1-13 
Places 9-14
 1. Djuro Djakovic 14-6 
 2. Darda 13-7 
 3. Zabok 11-9 
 4. Osjecki Sokol 10-10 
 5. Krizevci 9-11 
 6. Dubrovnik 3-17 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 14

May. 14: Cibona - Cedevita 85-84
May. 14: Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb 82-77
May. 15: Kvarner 2010 - KK Split 79-64
May. 14: Jolly - Zadar 76-77

Semi-Finals: Round 1

May. 18: Cibona - Jolly
May. 19: Zadar - Cedevita


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 21
 1. Ross, Jolly21.0 
 2. Budimir, Osjecki18.4 
 3. Batina, Djuro D.15.9 
 4. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 5. Delas, Zadar14.8 
 6. Strawberry, Cibona14.5 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci14.5 
 8. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 9. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.4 
 10. Brnas, Djuro D.14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josip SOBIN
  KK Split
  (203-G/F-89)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Sobin, KK Split8.9 
 2. Trepalovac, Darda8.8 
 3. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 4. Mrva, Jolly7.3 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Jakolis, Dubrovnik7.0 
 7. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.6 
 8. Travis, Zadar6.4 
 9. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.0 
 10. Budimir, Osjecki5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Bojan KRIVEC
  Kvarner .
  (188-G-87)
  Avg: 5.1
 1. Krivec, Kvarner5.1 
 2. Blassingame, Cibona5.1 
 3. Car, KK Zagreb4.0 
 4. Tomeljak, Osjecki3.9 
 5. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 6. Ross, Jolly3.7 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.6 
 8. Katic, KK Split3.4 
 9. Panduric, Darda3.4 
 10. Pesut, Zabok3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 2. Strawberry, Cibona2.3 
 3. Katic, KK Split1.9 
 4. Car, KK Zagreb1.8 
 5. Ramljak, Zadar1.7 
 6. Budimir, Osjecki1.6 
 7. Travis, Zadar1.6 
 8. Bicvic, Darda1.5 
 9. Blajic, Djuro D.1.4 
 10. Krivec, Kvarner1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.9 
 2. Nurkic, Zadar1.0 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 4. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 5. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 6. Trepalovac, Darda0.8 
 7. Bundovic, Zabok0.7 
 8. Djerman, Zabok0.7 
 9. Sobin, KK Split0.7 
 10. Hrncic, Darda0.7 


A1 Round 14: Cedevita loses #1 position to Cibona - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in A1 just ended.

Round 14 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Zagreb where host Cibona (12-2) edged league's leader Cedevita (11-3) 85-84 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Cedevita. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Cedevita was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 26-21 charge of Cibona, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Cibona outrebounded Cedevita 40-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Cedevita helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) produced 20 points and 5 assists for the guests. Cedevita's coach Jaksa Vulic tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Zadar. They were replaced at the leadership position by Djuro Djakovic.
Important game to mention about took place in Sibenik. Third ranked KK Zadar (11-3) saved a 1-point derby victory on the road edging 4th ranked Jolly (7-7) 77-76 on Tuesday evening. Bosnian-Slovenian center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94) saved the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. Romeo Travis contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83, agency: XL Basketball Agency) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds for Jolly. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. KK Zadar have an impressive five-game winning streak. KK Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Cedevita. Jolly at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010.
Alkar Sinj can celebrate finally their first win this season after 13 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat KK Zagreb (2-12) 82-77 on Tuesday. Slavko Modric scored 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Ivan Novacic responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Alkar Sinj maintains eighth position with 1-13 record. It was KK Zagreb's sixth loss in a row. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Rijeka. Local Kvarner 2010 (7-7) beat 6th ranked KK Split (5-9) 79-64. Ivica Radic notched a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Jolly. KK Split at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost.

The best stats of 14th round was 23 points and 13 rebounds by Josip Sobin of KK Split.


Kvarner 2010 - KK Split 79-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Rijeka. Local Kvarner 2010 (7-7) beat 6th ranked KK Split (5-9) 79-64. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Kvarner 2010's pressure prevailed and they won that period 20-9 extending their advantage to 15 points. Power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) notched a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and forward Dino Cinac (198-88) supported him with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Kvarner 2010 players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 23 points and 13 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) by swingman Josip Sobin (203-89, agency: XL Basketball Agency) did not help to save the game for KK Split. Guard Paolo Marinelli (193-95) added 12 points and 4 assists for the guests. Kvarner 2010 moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Jolly. KK Split at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost.
Top scorers:
Kvarner 2010: I.Radic 19+11reb+2ast, D.Cinac 17+6reb, M.Veljacic 11+2reb+4ast, J.Skific 10+6reb+4ast, H.Sirko 6+1reb+3ast, D.Stipcic 5+4reb+2ast
KK Split: J.Sobin 23+13reb+3ast, P.Marinelli 12+1reb+4ast, I.Bender 7+2reb+3ast, T.Katic 6+2reb+2ast, I.Siriscevic 5+6reb+1ast, E.Reinholt 5+2reb
gschID: 236401


Alkar Sinj - KK Zagreb 82-77

Alkar Sinj can celebrate finally their first win this season after 13 consecutive loses. They used home court advantage to defeat KK Zagreb (2-12) 82-77 on Tuesday. KK Zagreb was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 5-point lead after three quarters before a 21-11 charge of Alkar Sinj, which allowed them to win the game. Swingman Slavko Modric (203-84) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Zeljko Zupic (205-81, college: Denver) chipped in 16 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Alkar Sinj's coach Boris Poljak used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international forward Ivan Novacic (201-85) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and center Matija Poscic (204-85, college: De Paul) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Alkar Sinj maintains eighth position with 1-13 record. It was KK Zagreb's sixth loss in a row. They keep the seventh place with 12 games lost.
Top scorers:
Alkar Sinj: Z.Zupic 16+7reb, S.Modric 16+6reb+3ast, L.Zitko 13+4reb+2ast, J.Matic 12+5reb+4ast, N.Gaurina 10+4reb+1ast, R.Jugo 9+2reb+5ast
KK Zagreb: I.Novacic 19+12reb+3ast, M.Poscic 14+7reb, M.Car 13+3reb+4ast, K.Zganec 13+7reb, F.Basljan 6+2ast, A.Krapic 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 236400


Jolly - Zadar 76-77

Important game to mention about took place in Sibenik. Third ranked KK Zadar (11-3) saved a 1-point derby victory on the road edging 4th ranked Jolly (7-7) 77-76 on Tuesday evening. The guests were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 22-17 run, which allowed them to win the game. Jolly was plagued by 32 personal fouls down the stretch. Bosnian-Slovenian center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94) saved the victory by scoring 22 points and 7 rebounds. American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward Mate Mrva (195-83, agency: XL Basketball Agency) replied with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds and Bosnian guard Josip Naletilic (195-89, agency: Interperformances) added 13 points and 5 assists in the effort for Jolly. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. KK Zadar have an impressive five-game winning streak. KK Zadar moved-up to second place, which they share with Cedevita. Jolly at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Kvarner 2010.
Top scorers:
Zadar: J.Nurkic 22+7reb, R.Travis 14+5reb+2ast, A.Delas 14+3reb, D.Thorne 8+3reb+1ast, B.Krasic 5+3reb, M.Ramljak 4+5reb+4ast
Jolly: M.Mrva 19+12reb, J.Naletilic 13+5ast, T.Gabric 11+2reb+2ast, L.Katura 9+8reb+1ast, L.Petkovic 9+4reb+4ast, D.Vrsaljko 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 236399


Cibona - Cedevita 85-84

Round 14 in A1 means a new league leader. The biggest surprise took place in Zagreb where host Cibona (12-2) edged league's leader Cedevita (11-3) 85-84 on Tuesday evening. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Cedevita. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Cedevita was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 4-point lead after three quarters before a 26-21 charge of Cibona, which allowed them to win the game. They made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. Cibona outrebounded Cedevita 40-28 including 29 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Cedevita helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard D.J. Strawberry (196-85, college: Maryland) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. The other American import point guard Jerel Blassingame (175-81, college: UNLV) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. American guard Bracey Wright (191-84, college: Indiana, agency: Priority Sports) produced 20 points and 5 assists and Serbian forward Predrag Suput (200-77, agency: Beo Basket) added 22 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Cedevita's coach Jaksa Vulic tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Cedevita at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. They share the position with Zadar. They were replaced at the leadership position by Djuro Djakovic.
Top scorers:
Cibona: D.Strawberry 18+5reb+3ast, J.Blassingame 15+4reb+6ast, A.Zizic 14+11reb, D.Saric 13+7reb+1ast, M.Rozic 9+7reb+2ast, D.Kus 6+1ast
Cedevita: P.Suput 22+2reb+1ast, B.Wright 20+1reb+5ast, M.Tomas 13+6reb, M.Bilan 8+8reb+2ast, V.Ilievski 6+2reb+4ast, L.Babic 6+1reb
gschID: 236398



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.3 
 5. Fields, Levice16.7 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Venta, J.Hradec15.3 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.6 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.7 
 5. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.6 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.7.4 
 7. Simmons, Levice7.4 
 8. Nuhanovic, Levice7.2 
 9. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
 10. Houska, BK Decin6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.6 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.3 
 7. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. McFadden, Usti n.4.0 
 10. Venta, J.Hradec4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 4. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.0 
 5. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 6. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Bolds, BC Kolin1.8 
 9. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
 10. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Levice
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.6 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 5. Kohout, BK Prost.1.0 
 6. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 7. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 8. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 10. Nelson, BK Pardu.0.8 


CEZ Nymburk sweep NBL Semi-Final series - by Eurobasket News

BK Prostejov - NH Ostrava 81-77 (2-1)

27 personal fouls committed by NH Ostrava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for forward Ondrej Kohout (204-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) helped adding 25 points. Four BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) with a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and the other American import forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) scored 18 points and 5 steals.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: D.Pandula 25+3reb+1ast, O.Kohout 19+12reb+1ast, R.Marko 13+5reb+3ast, P.Slezak 12+3reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 7+10reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 5+3reb+4ast
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 29+16reb+1ast, A.Dufault 18+2reb+1ast, M.Gniadek 11+3reb+1ast, A.Ciz 9+3ast, J.Stehlik 4, R.Ames 3+5reb+6ast
gschID: 240921


CEZ Nymburk - BK Pardubice 90-57 (3-0)

CEZ Nymburk sweep NBL Semi-Final series against Pardubice. In the third game CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to BK Pardubice's 20. CEZ Nymburk forced 21 BK Pardubice turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for the former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84) who led the winners and scored 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). American point guard Tweety Carter (180-86, college: Baylor) accounted for 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. Martin Peterka (201-95) came up with 7 points and 7 rebounds and forward Ondrej Peterka (195-91) added 9 points respectively for BK Pardubice in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: P.Houska 16+7reb+3ast, T.Carter 11+5reb+5ast, M.Efevberha 11+3reb+2ast, R.Rancik 11+5reb+4ast, J.Welsch 11+1reb+3ast, V.Hruban 9+3reb
BK Pardubice: O.Peterka 9+3reb+1ast, P.Bohacik 8+5reb, C.Muirhead 7+4reb, M.Peterka 7+7reb+1ast, M.Carnecky 6+3reb+3ast, S.Faifr 5+3reb
gschID: 240920



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  EL SALVADOR   


Apertura last games - by Jaime Arevalo

Centro Educativo Denver, UTEC and San Marcos came out winners from the games of the last round of Torneo Apertura - Copa Alba.
San Marcos traveled to San Miguel to defeat local team AND1, 78-58, keeping its winning streak open to 12 consecutive games. In San Salvador, two fgames were played in Gimnasio Nacional "Jos Adolfo Pineda". The first one was between Denver and Roll Royce, and the first team took the win, 86-74, led by Douglas Baires (180-G) with 19 pts. Julio Barrera (171-G) added 15 at the winning side, Kevin Mejia scored 28 pts in losing effort for Roll Royce, and Cesar Gonzalez (G-94) added 14. In the second game, UTEC defeated Leones 94-68.



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.4 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas15.1 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.0 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tarvas15.0 
 6. Akenparg, TTU14.7 
 7. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Ingram, TU/Rock13.8 
 10. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.6 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.9 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas7.4 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 8. Raley-Ross, Tarvas6.7 
 9. Fall, Kalev/Cramo6.6 
 10. Arnold, TTU6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Keedus, TTU4.7 
 3. Ingram, TU/Rock4.5 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.0 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas3.9 
 6. Laane, Rapla3.3 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 8. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 9. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 10. Raap, Parnu2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Martin DORBEK
  Rapla
  (194-G-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dorbek, Rapla2.2 
 2. Laane, Rapla2.2 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 7. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 8. Puidet, TTU1.5 
 9. Saks, Tarvas1.5 
 10. Raley-Ross, Tarv.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.2 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.1.1 
 4. Toome, TU/Rock0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.6 
 9. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 
 10. Saarmets, TTU0.6 



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.4 
 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. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 9. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 10. Williams, Pyrinto1.5 
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: Final Game # 5 needed - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, Finals, Game # 4: KTP (Kotka) shooting well, winning the rebounds and saving this time the lead captured during the first half. Bisons (Loimaa) lost three quarters and KTP tied the wins 2-2. Final Game # 5 will be needed. The very last game of this season on Friday, May 17, at Loimaa. The digits tonight for KTP 94-78 (43-33). Quarters: 15-17, 28-16, 28-25, 23-20.
Bisons had won two games in a row, when KTP's key player Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) had struggled and scored only 10 points in two contests. This time Giles had six pts already in 2:27 minutes and 21 in the game. Also Antwine Williams (192-F-75, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: N.Colorado) was finally on his own level, when leading KTP with game high 24 pts and eight rbs. When Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, college: Cent.Michigan) scored 19 pts and Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88) added 13 pts, KTP got 77 points from these four foreigners.
Bisons' three Americans combined 41 points. When sharpshooter Mikko Koivisto (194-G-87, college: NC-Greensboro) netted only three pts and the whole team grabbed tiny 25 rbs, KTP was able to win and make the season go on. Well, one more game and Finnish Champion will be known. Friday night fever at Loimaa will be something to experience!

KTP - Bisons 94-78 (43-33). (Antwine Williams 24/8, Devonne Giles 21/7, Sefton Barrett 19/7, Bojan Sarcevic 13/5. 1 - 83% (5/6), 2 - 69% (31/45), 3 - 47% (9/19). R: 26+9=35. TO: 10. - Martin Zeno 15/6, Jeb Ivey 15/6a, Ville Makalainen 15, Matti Nuutinen 12, Ryan McDade 11/8. 1 - 67% (8/12), 2 - 5 (% (23/40), 3 - 35% (8/23). R: 16+9=25. TO: 6. A: 1417).



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Sean MAY
  Paris-Levallois
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. May, Paris-Levallo.18.4 
 2. Buycks, Gravelines18.0 
 3. King, Selcuk Univ.16.8 
 4. Jackson, AS.16.3 
 5. Fitch, Strasbourg15.9 
 6. Ajinca, Strasbourg15.9 
 7. Williams, Paris-.15.7 
 8. Sommerville, Nancy15.6 
 9. Schilb, Chalon15.5 
 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, Chalon7.5 
 5. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 6. Collins, Roanne7.0 
 7. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 8. Greer, Strasbourg7.0 
 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, Strasbourg4.9 
 6. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.8 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.5 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.5 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Sangare, Roanne4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 3. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 4. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 5. Greene, Orleans1.7 
 6. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 7. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 9. Eldridge, s.Oliv.1.6 
 10. Diot, Paris-Leval.1.6 
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, Chalon1.1 
 6. Fofana, Le Havre1.1 
 7. Badiane, Poitiers1.0 
 8. Issa, Le Mans0.8 
 9. Fall, Poitiers0.8 
 10. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 


Jean-Luc Monschau leaves Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Nancy will have a new head coach next season. Jean-Luc Monschau has decided to step down as the head coach of the team. The specialist took over Nancy back in 2004. He led the team to the ProA title in 2008 and 2011. Jean-Luc Monschau participated at the ProA All-Star Game in 2012. He also guided Nancy to SuperCup title in 2011. Previously Jean-Luc Monschau worked with Gravelines, Le Havre, St. Brieurc, Dijon and Kayserberg. The specialist was named ProA Coach of the Year in 2003. He was French Cup Finalist with his teams in 2003 and 2009. Jean-Luc Monschau also led his teams into ProA Finals in 2005, 2006 and 2007.


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  GEORGIA   


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

Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League 1st Team 2013
Nate Bowie
Bowie
Levan Fatsatsia
Fatsatsia
Giorgi Barbakadze
Barbakadze
Kirk Archibeque
Archibeque
Stevan Milosevic
Milosevic

Player of the Year: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
Guard of the Year: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
Forward of the Year: Levan Fatsatsia (198-F-88) of Olimpi
Center of the Year: Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85) of Olimpi
Most Improved Player of the Year: Irakli Chlaidze (199-F-89) of Sokhumi
Bosman Player of the Year: Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85) of Olimpi
Import Player of the Year: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
Domestic Player of the Year: Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi
Newcomer of the Year: Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of MIA Academy
Rookie of the Year: Flynn Clayman (206-F-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi
Defensive Player of the Year: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
Coach of the Year: George Kazanjian of Olimpi

1st Team
G: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
F: Levan Fatsatsia (198-F-88) of Olimpi
F: Giorgi Barbakadze (203-F-91) of Kutaisi
C: Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of MIA Academy
C: Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85) of Olimpi

2nd Team
PG: Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86) of MIA Academy
G: Beqa Chikviladze (195-G-91) of Dinamo Tbilisi
F: Irakli Chlaidze (199-F-89) of Sokhumi
F: Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi
C: Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi

3rd Team
PG: Lamar Karim (178-PG-83) of Dinamo Tbilisi
G: Bosko Stojakovic (196-G-84) of Sokhumi
G/F: Benjamin Raymond (198-G/F-87) of MIA Academy
: Jeremie Lashab of St Etienne
C: Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Sokhumi

Honorable Mention
Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of Armia
Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89) of Olimpi
Zaur Pashayev (188-G-83) of Kutaisi
Flynn Clayman (206-F-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi
Keyon Carter (203-F-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi
Serzhi Aselaini (198-F-91) of TSU Tbilisi
Milan Oluic (210-C-84) of Dinamo Tbilisi

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Giorgi Gamqrelidze (183-PG-86) of Armia
F: Levan Fatsatsia (198-F-88) of Olimpi
F: Giorgi Barbakadze (203-F-91) of Kutaisi
C: Richard Matiashvili (207-C-89) of Kutaisi
C: Sergo Atuashvili (223-C-85) of Sokhumi

All-Imports Team
G: Nate Bowie (183-G-86) of Rustavi
PG: Deonta Vaughn (185-PG-86) of MIA Academy
F: Kyle Nelson (203-F-89) of Rustavi
F: Keyon Carter (203-F-88) of Dinamo Tbilisi
C: Kirk Archibeque (205-C-84) of MIA Academy

All-Bosmans Team
PG: Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89) of Olimpi
G: Bosko Stojakovic (196-G-84) of Sokhumi
F: Martynas Andriukaitis (204-F-81) of Olimpi
C: Milan Oluic (210-C-84) of Dinamo Tbilisi
C: Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85) of Olimpi



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. White, Phoenix17.2 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.7 
 5. Rice, B.Muenchen15.6 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.15.0 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Taylor, Art.Dragons14.3 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.9 
 5. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 9. Buckman, Art.Drag.6.3 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. Renfroe, Brose B.4.7 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. White, Phoenix4.2 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.0 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.3.7 
 10. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Kramer, EWE B.1.7 
 5. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.6 
 6. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Bremerh.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.6 
 2. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.4 
 4. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.2 
 5. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 6. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 7. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 8. Chikoko, TBB Trier0.9 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Hertener Loewen introduce new coaching staff - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro B team Hertener Loewen has named Dirk Ewald and Tobias Trutzenberg as their new coaches for the 2013-14 season. During their playing careers in the 90s both were members of the Herten team. Ewald served as a sport director since 2007 and also worked as a coach for the Herten youth program and led the Lions' 14 Under team to the German National Championship game. Trutzenberg was an assistant coach at ETB Essen since 1998.


Royal Blues add upgrades with duo of new players - by Moritz Korff

FC Schalke 04 has announced the signing of two new players to its 1. Regionalliga West team. The first to be signed was Nino Janoschek (204-PF-87) of BG Dorsten. With 116 2. Bundesliga games under his belt, the 26-year-old power forward can use his leadership for the upcoming RLW season. "Nino gained a lot of experience in the Pro B over the last years and we are convinced that we will benefit from that and his skills underneath the basket", coach Heiko Skiba stated on the Schalke website. Janoschek averaged 8.6 points and 3.5 rebounds for Dorsten in the 2012-13 Pro B season.
The next player to be signed was David Feldmann (188-G-92), a who will transfer from Bonn to Gelsenkirchen. He saw action in 24 RLW games for Telekom Baskets Bonn's second team last season, scoring 7.4 points a contest.



Benjamin Travnizek out as Wolfenbuettel coach - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro B team Herzoege Wolfenbuettel has announced that coach Benjamin Travnizek's contract will not be renewed. The Herzoege team was 10-12 in the 2012-13 regular season and was eliminated from the Pro B playoffs in the first round. Travnizek has been at the helm since 2011. According to the press release, "the coach and the executives have differing views on the future of the organization."


Calvin Oldham named Bremerhaven head coach - by Moritz Korff

Oldham Calvin has been named the head coach of BBL team Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. His contract will run through the end of the 2015-16 season.
"Calvin Oldham was our first choice as our new head coach. We are excited that he accepted our offer. Calvin is a well respected and experienced basketball expert who is well connected nationally and internationally. Though he worked in South Korea in the past six years, Calvin knows German basketball extremely well. He spent almost 19 years living here and speaks German", Eisbaeren CEO Jan Rathjen stated.

Oldham has spent most of his basketball career in Germany, both as a player and as a coach. During his distinguished playing career the 1982 Virginia Tech graduate played in nine Bundesliga all-star games. He turned out for Bayreuth from 1983 to 90, for Charlottenburg in 90/91 and for Ulm between 92 and 95. He began his first year in his coaching career as an assistant at Bayreuth in 1995, followed by a two-year stint as head coach. From 98 to 2002 he was at the helm of the Bayer Giants Leverkusen and then joined the Toronto Raptors of the NBA as a player scout. In 2003 he was hired by the University of Maine as an assistant coach. In 2005 Oldham returned to Germany and was named an associate head coach of ALBA Berlin. He stayed until 2007. In the past six years the 52-year-old Ohio native worked for KCC Egis of South Korea.




Red Kangaroos get big man Johannes Wiessnet - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro B team BG Leitershofen/Stadtbergen has agreed a deal to sign Johannes Wiessnet (204-C-90) on a contract for the 2013-14 season. The 22-year-old post player scored 17.8 points per contest for 2. Regionalliga side Regensburg Baskets last season.
"Johannes caught our eyes when playing with Regensburg against our second team. He has all the tools to play a good role in the Pro B", Red Kangaroos' assistant coach Ado Badnjevic stated on the club's website.



Oliver Komarek Joins The BIS Baskets Speyer - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After announcing that he had left Heidelberg 48 hours ago, it didnt take Oliver Komarek (210-C/F-86, agency: LUMANI 10.7) long to find a new situation as Pro B team BIS Baskets Speyer announced the arrival of the German today. Komarek is a 26 year old 210cm power forward that played 9 seasons in Heidelberg and one in Kaiserslautern. Last season for Heidleberg he played 25 games: 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 35.5%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 73.9%. "Oliver will be a big help for us. With his height and good shot, he can use from the positions 3-5", stressed Speyer manager Gerd Kopf. His most productive season for Heidelberg was 2009-2010, where he averaged 17.1ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 75.5%. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -04
Albert Schweitzer Tournament -04, German Bundesliga Rookies All-Star Game -04, 05, 06, German U20 National Team -06, European Championships U20 in Izmir (Turkey) -06: 6 games: 4.0ppg, 1.3rpg, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Most Improved Player of the Year -09, German A2 National Team -09
German University National Team -09, World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09: 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.0rpg, FGP: 60.0%, 3PT: 53.8%, FT: 75.0%, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -10, and Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -10

Source: BIS Baskets Speyer



Matthias Dischler Departs BG Karlsruhe - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

After 25 years of being in charge of BG Karlsruhe, Matthias Dischler has announced that he will step down from his position as director. He was the director the last 10 years and will resign on June 30th, 2013. "Now the time has come to give my position to more youthful hands. Even if not everything was always good, but my successor will take over a good position. I will continue to follow how the club is doing", stressed Matthias Dischler. The club also announced that they have recieved their license for the upcoming basketball season.

Source: BG Karlsruhe



Ingmar Snabillie Leaves BG Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Pro A club BG Goettingen has announced that assistant coach Ingmar Snabilie will no longer serve duties as assistant coach this season under Johan Rojakkers. The coach has decided to follow his studies back in Holland. "He really supported me and the club nicely last season. He always stood by my side and did a great job as team manager as well. We wish him all the best and if he ever decides to return to basketball then he is always welcome here", added BG Goettingen head coach Johan Rojakkers

Source: BG Goettingen



The Artland Dragons Announce Coaching Staff - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Artland Dragons have rapidly looked ahead to next season by quickly naming assistant coach Tyron Mccoy as head coach and today the team announced that the American will keep the coaching staff that had been active under ex head coach Stefan Koch with Martin Schiller and Pedro Calles. Last season Calles was athletic coach, but this season will aid Schiller behind the bench as assistant coach. Calles has much experience having coached teams in Spain including the U-18 team while Schiller has experience having coached in Cologne, Duesseldorf and Wels, Austria. "Martin and I worked well together the last three years. He knows my philosophy and works very hard. Since Martin is the only assistant coach, he will ahve more duties and responsobilities while Pedro will remain as athletic coach, but also help us with our duties", explained Tyron Mccoy.

Source: Artland Dragons






BBC Magedeburg Hold On To Head Coach Dimitris Polychroniadis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regional league team BBC Magedeburg have announced that they will keep Dimitris Polychroniadis as their head coach until 2016. It will be his second season in Magedeburg. Last season, he led the club to their most successful season since coming into the league in 2002 and almost moved up to the second German Bundesliga. "We are very happy to have this successful and hungry coach. He has teh ability to form teams. We are convinced that he can take us to the second league", stressed the club. The Greek has had a very long career coaching in Germany. He coached Osnabruecker SC (Germany-Regionalliga) from 1999-2008 and then USC Leipzig from 2008-2012 playing two years in the Pro B.

Source: BBC Magedeburg





Bastian Winterhalter Returns Back To The Dragons Rhondorf - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro B club Dragons Rhondorf have added their first new player for the new season with Bastian Winterhalter (200-F-90). The German is a 22 year old 200cm forward that was born in Ansbach. He played for SG Sechtem 1971 (Regionalliga) the last three seasons and last season averaged 9,9ppg and 4,4rpg. "He fits very well into our team with his playing style. He devloped very well with Sechtem and we are happy that he chose us to make the next step", added head coach Boris Kaminski. He played nine Pro B games for Rhondorf from 2008-2010. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -08, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -08, Adidas World Junior Tournament in Douai (France) -08, European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) -08: 3 games: 1.3ppg, and German Regionalliga (West Group) Champion -11

Source: Dragons Rhndorf





Philipp Kappenstein Remains Head Coach Of UBC Munster - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Regional league team UBC Munster announced today that they will hold on to head coach Philipp Kappenstein. The team also made public that Christoph Schneider will be his assistant coach. "Kappenstein did very solid work last season. It was our best result in 10 years and we won the WBV cup. We are looking forward to keep building the team and with one or the other bost to continue to rise as a club", stressed UBC Munster manager Helge Stuckenholz

Source: UBC Mnster



Abe Lodwick (Phoenix Hagen) We Are Really Focused Right Now And Have The Whole City Of Hagen Behind Us - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Abe Lodwick (201-G/F-88, college: Washington St.) is a 24 year old 201cm forward that is a rookie with Phoenix Hagen. He played at Washington State from 2007-2012 playing a total of 105 NCAA games. In hiss enior year, he played 21 games: 5.2ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 23.5%, 3PT: 45.1%, FT: 66.7%. He spoke to eurobasket after the game three loss to Bamberg

A very bitter 104-94 loss in game three in Bamberg. One never wants to point fingers or find excuses, but in the end it is a team loss, but was Phoenix Hagen robbed with the three player disqualifications?

I would never say we were robbed because even after we lost Mark, Bernd and Max we still competed with Bamberg till the end. We will always fight until the end. I wish the result was different but we are looking to Game 4 now. I might disagree with some things, but my job is to play the game and worry about the things I can control.

Bamberg was up by six points at halftime, but stormed out to scoring 31 points in the third quarter. Did Phoenix Hagen have the end of the second quarter and player disqualifications too much on their minds?

We weren't thinking about the players we lost, we were thinking about what we needed to do to win the game. Bamberg always has big 3rd quarters it seems and Game 3 was no different.

Phoenix Hagen made a run in the fourth quarter, but was there just too little time left to regain the lead and get the win?

We made a run towards the end. One of those situations where you wish there were more minutes in the game. But there weren't and we ran out of time.


Usually Bamberg beats you with 6-7 guys in double figures, but in game three it was the three ex NBA players Jacobsen, Ford, Nachtbar and Gavel that scored a combined 92 points of the team 104 points. Could Phoenix Hagen have done more on defense too slow down at least two of these four players?

Those four guys played well enough to win the game for their team. We will do our best to limit their production in the next game. We shut down the role players but their stars stepped up and hit their shots.

Phoenix Hagen now has 72 hours to regroup before game four at home where Phoenix Hagen has beat Bamberg twice this season. How difficult will it be preparing for this game considering it wont be an easy task to totally erase what happened on the court in game three?

We are really focused right now and have the whole city of Hagen behind us. I know the crowd will be very loud and the environment will make for some great basketball. We will do our best with what we have. This is something we have done all season and it has got us this far. But we are not content.


Phoenix Hagen rebounded very good again. What other positive thing will the team be able to take into game four that was done well in game three?

I think we will continue to adapt offensively to keep their defense on its heels. Our offense runs very fast and I know they don't want to play our game. I think if we continue to run and gun we will do well.

The last two seasons has been tough for Brandon Roy and he was recently released by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Will we see the old Brandon Roy ever again?

I have a lot of respect for Brandon and what he has done in the NBA. He is a class act. It is too bad to see his career shortened by injuries, but he is a great player and person and will contribute to any team that has him.


What DVD movie will you watch to get pumped up for game four?

Rocky 4.


Thanks Abe for the chat.




Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) . Our Confidence, Motivation And Determination Are High And We Are Ready For The Challenge Against Bamberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


LLarry Gordon (196-F-87, college: Cal Poly Pomona) is a 25 year old 196cm forward that is playing his first season in the German Beko BBL for Phoenix Hagen. He played at Cal Poly Pomona (NCAA2) from 2005 to 2009 playing a total of 116 NcAA2 games. In his senior year, he played 33 games: 15.7ppg, 10.4rpg, 2.0apg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 75.7%. He was a CCAA Player of the Year and NCAA D2 Finalist in 2009. In 2009-2010, he came to Europe as a rookie and played for Landstede Basketbal Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 36 games: 14.0ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 33.7%, FT: 75.8%. He played for ECE Bulls Kapfenberg (Austria-A Bundesliga) the last two seasons and last season played 38 games: 14.7ppg, Reb-3 (8.4rpg), 1.8apg, FGP-3 (65.2%), 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 77.1%. He spoke to Eurobasket after the bitter 104-94 loss in game three against Bamberg.

A very bitter 104-94 loss in game three in Bamberg. One never wants to point fingers or find excuses, but in the end it is a team loss, but was Phoenix Hagen robbed with the three player disqualifications?

It did change the momentum of the game going into the 2nd quarter, and cut into the depth of our team, it was very frustrating.


Bamberg was up by six points at halftime, but stormed out to scoring 31 points in the third quarter. Did Phoenix Hagen have the end of the second quarter and player disqualifications too much in their minds?

No we used it as fuel, we played aggressive the whole game and they didn't like that. What happened, happened because Karsten Tadda provoked it and you can clearly see it on film.

Phoenix Hagen made a run in the fourth quarter, but was there just too little time left to regain the lead and get the win?

Yea it was not enough time, we played hard and kept to our game plan. But with everything that happened we left with our heads held high.


Usually Bamberg beats you with 6-7 guys in double figures, but in game three it was the three ex NBA players Jacobsen, Ford, Nachtbar and Gavel that scored a combined 92 points of the team 104 points. Could Phoenix Hagen have done more on defense too slow down at least two of these four players?

I think we kept to our same defensive scheme from game 2, just this time around they were at home and they made their shots. We knew it was a risk but that's our defense.

Phoenix Hagen now has 72 hours to regroup before game four at home where Phoenix Hagen has beat Bamberg twice this season. How difficult will it be preparing for this game considering it wont be an easy task to totally erase what happened on the court?

We are okay, we are using this as a fueling the fire. Our confidence, motivation and determination are high and we are ready for the challenge against Bamberg. Pressure is on them not us.

Phoenix Hagen rebounded very good again. What other positive thing will the team be able to take into game four that was done well in game three?

Our transition basketball was good, no matter how the game went or what type of run they went on, we kept the pressure on them and kept scoring real fast.


The last two seasons has been tough for Brandon Roy and he was recently released by the Minnesota Timberwolves. Will we see the old Brandon Roy ever again?

No he is done. He just need to hang it up and let the young guns do their thing


What DVD movie will you watch to get pumped up for game four?

Parker.

Thanks Larry fort he chat.




Brose Baskets reach Semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Phoenix Hagen - Brose Bask. 75-92 (1-3)

The game was mostly controlled by Brose Bask.. Phoenix Hagen was better in second period 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brose Bask. made 23-of-30 charity shots (76.7 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Phoenix Hagen's players. Brose Bask. brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of American power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and Slovenian Bostjan Nachbar (207-80) who added 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four Brose Bask. players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Davin White (186-81, college: CS Northridge) responded with 21 points and 5 steals and his fellow American import guard David Bell (186-81, agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 21 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Phoenix Hagen: D.White 21+4reb+2ast, D.Bell 21+3reb, A.Hess 8+2ast, O.Wendt 8+6reb, D.Gregory 7+9reb+1ast, L.Gordon 7+5reb+1ast
Brose Bask.: S.Ford 23+5reb+1ast, C.Jacobsen 17+3reb+2ast, B.Nachbar 16+5reb+4ast, P.Neumann 10+8reb, A.Gavel 8+4reb+4ast, K.Tadda 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 241099


Telekom Baskets - EWE Baskets 88-82 (2-2)

Telekom Baskets forced 19 EWE Baskets turnovers. 28 personal fouls committed by EWE Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Kyle Weems (198-89, college: Missouri St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Forward Jamel McLean (203-88, college: Xavier) contributed with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. point guard Julius Jenkins (187-81, college: Georgia South, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 26 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) added 19 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for EWE Baskets. EWE Baskets' coach Sebastian Machowski rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: J.Jenkins 26+6reb+1ast, A.Chubb 19+7reb+2ast, R.Paulding 17+4reb+2ast, D.Joyce 8+2ast, K.Wysocki 5+5reb+1ast, C.Kramer 4+7reb+1ast
Telekom Baskets: K.Weems 34+10reb+2ast, J.McLean 26+12reb+3ast, J.Jordan 10+7reb+6ast, F.Thuelig 6+7reb+2ast, A.Mangold 6+1reb+2ast, J.Wohlfarth-Bottermann 3+3reb+1ast
gschID: 241098



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  GREECE   


FCB Regal adds Mavrokefalidis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Regal FC Barcelona (ACB) added to their roster 29-year old Greek ex-international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-118kg-84). He started the season at Spartak St.Petersburg in Russian PBL league. Mavrokefalidis managed to play in three leagues this year. In 15 PBL games he recorded 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. Mavrokefalidis also played 21 games in VTB United League where he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played also at Spartak St.Petersburg (PBL) in Russian league. Similarly like in this season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Mavrokefalidis was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 14 PBL games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mavrokefalidis also played 14 games in VTB United League where he averaged 11.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2006 Mavrokefalidis was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (57th overall). Mavrokefalidis was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team won Greek Cup for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Mavrokefalidis played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004. He represented Greece at the World Championships U21 in Argentina eight years ago.
Mavrokefalidis has played also professionally in Italy (Lottomatica Roma), Greece (Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Marousi) and Spain (Valencia Basket).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Vagelis Kotsifis for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Excellent feel for the center position ... A good rebounder and great moves around the basket ... Can play back to the rim or facing the basket with the same efficiency ...
Lacks great athletic ability ... Not a huge leaper or tremendous foot speed ..
.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  HOLLAND   


Eredivisie Round 1 of Finals. Leiden eke out narrow victory - by Eurobasket News

Leiden - Leeuwarden 74-73

Leiden snatched a tough home win over Leeuwarden in the championship series opener. Leeuwarden was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 10-point lead after three quarters before a 26-15 charge of Leiden, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Leeuwarden helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) fired 13 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American forward Michael Schachtner (203-86, college: Green Bay) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Robert Holcomb Faye (185-84, college: Radford) produced 25 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and naturalized Dominican point guard Tjoe de Paula (185-81, agency: Court Side) added 17 points respectively for lost side. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Leiden: S.Cunningham 15+3reb+2ast, M.Schachtner 14+5reb+1ast, W.de Jong 13+8reb+2ast, R.Bekkering 8+3reb+2ast, M.Kherrazi 8+5reb, P.Hilliman 7+2reb
Leeuwarden: R.Holcomb Faye 25+6reb+6ast, T.de Paula 17+1reb+1ast, J.Williams 9+5reb+4ast, D.Hope 7, S.Givens 5+10reb+1ast, D.Michaels 5+2reb
gschID: 240934



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  HUNGARY   


Cananea tabs Kyle Austin, ex Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary. In 15 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 20.8ppg and recorded 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 3). The other team Austin played shortly was Boras Basket (Basketligan) in Swedish league. In three games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.0ppg and averaged 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium that year. In four games he was fifth best scorer with 5.0ppg and averaged 2.8rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Austin played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 16 games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.9ppg and averaged 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Portuguese Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Austin's team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals in 2008. He received also Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team award in 2012.
Austin has played previously professionally in Spain (Palencia Baloncesto) and Portugal (Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes).
He attended University of California, Riverside until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  IRAN   


Foolad Mahad and Petrochimi post two victories at the start of the 14th WABA Champions Cup - by Eurobasket News

Foolad Mahad and Petrochimi post two victories at the start of the 14th WABA Champions Cup. The Iranian teams are with 2-1 record after three games played.
In Day 1 Foolad Mahad overcame Champville 84:83. Both teams scored 12 points each in the first period, while Foolad Mahad took 1-point advantage at the halftime due to 24-23 rally in the second frame. Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) scored 18 points in the losing effort. Petrochimi meanwhile overcame Al Karkh from Iraq 77:70.
In Day 2 Champville outscored Petrochimi 84:78. Jeremiah Massey scored 29 points to lead all the winners. Khatib posted 16, while Jeleel Akindele (216-C-83, college: Chicago St.) netted 13.
In Day 3 Petrochimi beat their rivals Foolad Mahad 87:86. On May 14th Foolad Mahan outscorted Duhok 95:89 and today Petroshemi won over Duhok 89:80.



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  ISRAEL   


Kuban is interesting to sign Gal Mekel - by Idan Seggev

The Israeli portal Walla! Sport reported yesterday that Russian club, Lokomotiv Kuban, 2013 ULEB champion, isi interesting to sign Maccabi Bazan Haifa point guard, Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St.) for next season. But before he'll consider a move to Russia, Mekel may join in few months to the Utah Jazz to play in the NBA summer league in order to impress the coaching staff and maybe to be selected by the club. Mekel joined Maccabi Bazan Haifa after the season alreadt started and so far he is one of the main reasons of the team's success. In 23 games so far he has an average of 13.3 ppg, 4.7 apg & 2.6 rpg.


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  ITALY   

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. Brown, Montepaschi17.3 
 4. Diener, Banco d.17.2 
 5. Datome, Acea V.17.2 
 6. Diener, Banco d.17.0 
 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.8.8 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 4. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 5. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 6. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.7 
 7. Dunston, Cimberio.7.5 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 10. Gigli, Oknoplast6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.3 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA6.0 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.8 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.1 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.4.1 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.9 
 9. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.6 
 10. Tabu, Cantu3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  PGE T.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.4 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Taylor, Trenkwal.2.0 
 5. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 6. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 7. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 8. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 9. Barbour, Pesaro1.8 
 10. James, Poitiers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.2 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.7 
 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 



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  KOSOVO   


Peja crashes Prishtina in first game of the Final series - by Dren Shporta

Peja in great fashion, has registered the first match win on Play Off final series Game 1. They have crashed the Cup Winner Sigal Prishtina, 71-44.

Work, concentration and great defence gave Peja the unbelieavable result in the end of the match, where they beat Sigal Prishtina, with 27 points difference.

On the other side, at the blues from Prishtina nothing was working correctly - and they had just to accept the hard defeat in Game 1 of Final Series.

Dardan Berisha (193-SG-88, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) scored 17 points + 5 rebounds + 3 assists to be the matchs high scorer, with albanian national player, Gerti Shima, adding 12 points + 5 assists and 3 rebound in the night for the team coached by Rudlof Jugo.

At Ahmet Kandemirs team no one couldnt score double ciphered points, while Akida McLain registered 9, Granit Rugova 8 and Fisnik Rugova 7, on the Karagac court.

The second match of the series will be played in Sigal Prishtinas Pallati i Rinise court this weekend.




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  LATVIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Zanis PEINERS
  LU
  (204-G-90)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Peiners, LU21.1 
 2. Gulbis, Barons k.18.7 
 3. Cain, Barons k.15.8 
 4. Hill jr., Jekabpils15.6 
 5. O''Brien, Jekabpils15.6 
 6. Berzins, Valmiera15.4 
 7. Ozols, Jurmala14.6 
 8. Diggs, Barons k.14.3 
 9. Apsitis, Turiba14.2 
 10. Brown, Jurmala13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Cain, Barons k.10.6 
 2. O''Brien, Jekabpils9.4 
 3. Dargais, LU8.0 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabp.7.7 
 5. Cavars, Valmiera7.6 
 6. Chamberlain, Jelga.7.6 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava7.3 
 8. Mednis, Jurmala7.1 
 9. Berzins, Valmiera7.0 
 10. Berzins, VEF Riga6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Earl ROWLAND
  VEF Riga
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Rowland, VEF Riga6.9 
 2. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.5 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.5.0 
 4. Gabrans, Valmiera4.7 
 5. Peiners, LU3.5 
 6. Hill jr., Jekabpils3.4 
 7. Sims, Ventspils3.2 
 8. Brown, Jurmala3.1 
 9. Sokolovs, Turiba3.1 
 10. Coders, Jurmala3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Arturs STRELNIEKS
  VEF R.
  (196-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Strelnieks, VEF R.2.1 
 2. Rowland, VEF Riga1.9 
 3. Brown, Jurmala1.9 
 4. Peiners, LU1.8 
 5. Rudmiezis, Turiba1.7 
 6. Kanbergs, Jelgava1.7 
 7. Mizis, Jelgava1.6 
 8. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.5 
 9. Campbell, Ventspils1.5 
 10. Cain, Barons k.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Tyler CAIN
  Barons k.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Cain, Barons k.1.6 
 2. Rozitis, Barons k.1.2 
 3. Meiers, Ventspils1.0 
 4. Iljins, Valmiera0.9 
 5. Chamberlain, Jelga.0.9 
 6. Daniels, VEF Riga0.9 
 7. O''Brien, Jekabpils0.9 
 8. Leiteris, Liepaja0.8 
 9. Hlebowicki, Jekabp.0.8 
 10. Ziedins, Valmiera0.8 


Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-Latvian LBL D2 1st Team 2013
Didzis Berzins
Berzins
Arturs Ausejs
Ausejs
Juris Patmalnieks
Patmalnieks
Janis Poznaks
Poznaks
Maris Baranovskis
Baranovskis

Player of the Year: Arturs Ausejs (190-G-90) of Jelgava/LLU
Guard of the Year: Didzis Berzins (187-G-83) of Livani
Forward of the Year: Armands Senkans (198-F-90) of Kvele
Center of the Year: Maris Baranovskis (198-C-79) of Gulbene
Defensive Player of the Year: Juris Patmalnieks (201-F-85) of Saldus
Coach of the Year: Madars Roga of Saldus

1st Team
PG: Didzis Berzins (187-G-83) of Livani
G: Arturs Ausejs (190-G-90) of Jelgava/LLU
F: Juris Patmalnieks (201-F-85) of Saldus
F: Janis Poznaks (205-F-83) of BK VEF-LSPA
C: Maris Baranovskis (198-C-79) of Gulbene

2nd Team
G: Roberts Krastins (194-G-94) of Liepaja
G: Martins Rugajs (194-G-91) of Jelgava/LLU
F: Rihards Ginters (193-F-93) of RSU
F: Armands Senkans (198-F-90) of Kvele
F: Oto Grinbergs (195-F-90) of ViA

Honorable Mention
Elvis Saulitis (208-C-93) of Valmiera
Karlis Lasmanis (195-G-94) of VeA
Ilja Gromovs (207-C-94) of Ventspils
Guntars Strakis (193-G-90) of BK VEF-LSPA
Janis Engers (200-F-95) of Valmiera
Martins Petersons (189-F-94) of Gulbene
Janis Licitis (199-C-84) of Saldus
Ervins Meznieks-Zahars (194-G/F-96) of U18
Elvis Endzels (186-G-94) of Liepaja



Valmiera earn LBL Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Valmiera - Barons kvartals 72:65

Valmiera celebrated LBL Bronze medals. They outscored Barons kvartals at home court in the fifth decisive game of the consolation final series tonight. Janis Kaufmanis (186-G-89) stepped up with 15 points to pace the winners.
Valmiera led by four points after the starting quarter 17:13. Barons kvartals narrowed the deficit in the second term. The visitors held their opponents to 9 points in the quarter to get within a single point at halftime 26:25. Valmiera were back in control in the third quarter. The home team fired 22 points to establish a 6-point lead into the fourth stanza. Barons kvartals got within four points midway through the final term but Valmiera maintained the advantage and raced to the victory at the end. Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) netted 14 points, while Raimonds Gabrans (185-G-84) added 11 points for the winners. Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group) answered with 20 points for Barons kvartals. Tyler Cain (203-F-88, college: S.Dakota) posted 17 points in the loss.

Valmiera: Janis Kaufmanis 15, Janis Berzins 14, Raimonds Gabrans 11
Barons kvartals: Maris Gulbis 20, Tyler Cain 17



VEF Riga let Hamilton go - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) split ways with 23-year old American center Justin Hamilton (210-116kg-90, college: Iowa State). In 5 LBL games he averaged impressive 21.8ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.4spg this season. He also played 4 games in VTB United League where he had 9.3ppg and 5.8rpg.
Hamilton managed to play in four leagues in two countries this year (!!!). Hamilton also played at Cibona in Croatian league earlier that season. In 5 Eurocup games he had 7.8ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 16 games in Adriatic League where he had 8.1ppg and 5.6rpg.
Last year Hamilton was drafted by Drafted by? Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former Iowa State staris in his first season in pro basketball. Hamilton's team won Croatian Supercup. He received NABC Division I All-District 21 2nd Team award in 2012 at his college time.
Let's have closer look into Hamilton's outlook: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Solid quickness and speed for his size ... Lives around the basket ... Scores well in the post because of his size and soft touch ... Has a nice looking baby push shot when he turns over his left shoulder, and a developing left-handed hook when he turns over his right ... Keeps the ball high and away from any secondary defenders ... An excellent mid-range shooter. Doesn't explode off his feet ... Plays below the rim Lacks great finishing ability
.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.22.3 
 2. Quinteros, Regat.20.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras19.5 
 4. Sucre, Marinos18.3 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.17.5 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo17.1 
 7. Barrios, Toros16.7 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.16.6 
 9. Rodriguez, Flame.15.9 
 10. Silva, Brasilia15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gutierrez, Obras9.3 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.0 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 4. Sucre, Marinos8.3 
 5. Rodriguez, Flame.7.6 
 6. Silveira, Flamengo7.0 
 7. Mikulas, Libertad6.3 
 8. Mata, Penarol6.2 
 9. Teague, Penarol6.0 
 10. Washam, Regatas6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Obras
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Osimani, Obras6.2 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.5.8 
 3. Campazzo, Penarol5.7 
 4. Martinez, Regat.5.2 
 5. Ribeiro, Brasilia5.0 
 6. Ecker, Gaiteros4.5 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.3.8 
 8. Treise, Libertad S.3.7 
 9. Mijares, Marinos3.5 
 10. Smith, Pinheiro.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.7 
 2. Ribeiro, Brasilia2.3 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.2.0 
 4. Washam, Regatas C.2.0 
 5. Benite, Flamengo1.7 
 6. Teague, Penarol1.6 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.6 
 8. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.3 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.2 
 10. Mijares, Marinos1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Martin LEIVA
  Penarol
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Leiva, Penarol1.3 
 2. Morro, Pinheiro.1.2 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 4. Alves, Brasilia1.0 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.0 
 6. Silveira, Flamengo0.9 
 7. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 
 9. Meyinsse, Regat.0.7 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.7 



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  LITHUANIA   


VTB League: Zalgiris open Quarterfinals series with the win - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris - BC Nizhny Novgorod 75:63

Zalgiris open Quarterfinals series with the win over BC Nizhny Novgorod. The Lithuanian Champion posted a 75:63 win for 1-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. BC Nizhny Novgorod was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zalgiris forced 19 BC Nizhny Novgorod turnovers. BC Nizhny Novgorod was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Rimantas Kaukenas (192-SG-77, college: Seton Hall) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. American swingman Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Dmitry Golovin (192-F-88) added 11 points in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod.
Game 2 is to be played tonight in Lithuania.

Zalgiris: Darjus Lavrinovic 20, Rimantas Kaukenas 12, Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) 9, Lavrinovic 9, Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) 7
Novgorod: Dijon Thompson 15, Dmitry Golovin 11, Artem Yakovenko (205-F/C-88) 10, Pavel Korobkov (206-C-90) 9



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Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Hermosillo 19-5 
 2. Guaymas 18-6 
 3. Tijuana 12-10 
 4. Nogales 11-13 
 5. Navolato 11-13 
 6. Cananea 10-14 
 7. Obregon 8-14 
 8. Guasave 8-14 
 9. Los Mochis 7-15 

Regular Season: Round 26

May. 15: Guaymas - Los Mochis 95-83
May. 15: Obregon - Tijuana 84-92
May. 15: Navolato - Cananea 82-95
May. 15: Nogales - Hermosillo 78-76

Regular Season: Round 27

May. 17: Nogales - Guasave
May. 17: Los Mochis - Navolato
May. 17: Hermosillo - Obregon
May. 17: Tijuana - Cananea


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Sammy MONROE
  Cananea
  (198-F-85)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Monroe, Cananea24.8 
 2. Jones, Obregon24.7 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.4 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas21.7 
 5. McCullough, Nogales20.7 
 6. Sperling, Obregon19.8 
 7. Allen, Guaymas19.2 
 8. Moss, Nogales18.7 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana18.6 
 10. Selleaze, Navolato17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Moss, Nogales10.3 
 2. Jones, Obregon8.6 
 3. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 4. Habel, Guaymas8.2 
 5. Penny, Tijuana7.8 
 6. McCullough, Nogales6.8 
 7. Selleaze, Navolato6.8 
 8. Spain, Hermosillo6.5 
 9. Strobbe, Nogales6.4 
 10. Frederick, Guasave6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Stallings, Los Moc.7.1 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.7 
 3. Shorter, Guaymas5.0 
 4. Insunza, Navolato4.8 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana4.4 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo4.4 
 7. Polynice, Guasave4.3 
 8. Quintero, Tijuana4.3 
 9. Medina, Tijuana4.0 
 10. Pulido, Obregon3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Los Mochis
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Stallings, Los Moc.2.1 
 2. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 3. Monreal, Hermosillo1.5 
 4. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 6. Quintero, Tijuana1.3 
 7. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 8. Ayala, Guaymas1.3 
 9. Allen, Guaymas1.3 
 10. Medina, Tijuana1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 James PENNY
  Tijuana
  (198-F-76)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Penny, Tijuana1.5 
 2. Moss, Nogales1.5 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 4. Monroe, Cananea1.1 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.0 
 6. Gonzalez, Cananea0.9 
 7. McCullough, Nogales0.8 
 8. Morrison, Tijuana0.6 
 9. Shipley, Tijuana0.5 
 10. Zarco, Guaymas0.5 


Genesis Maciel joins Cananea - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 24-year old naturalized American power forward Genesis Maciel (205-113kg-89, college: Hartford). He just played at Corr.Victoria in Mexican LNBP. In 24 games he had 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg this season. Maciel also spent pre-season at Pioneros (LNBP) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the AEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
Maciel graduated from University of Hartford in 2012 and is in his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Genesis Maciel joins Cananea - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) agreed terms with 24-year old naturalized American power forward Genesis Maciel (205-113kg-89, college: Hartford). He just played at Corr.Victoria in Mexican LNBP. In 24 games he had 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg this season. Maciel also spent pre-season at Pioneros (LNBP) that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the AEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2011 and 2012).
Maciel graduated from University of Hartford in 2012 and is in his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



CIBACOPA Round 26: Fuerza Guinda Nogales defeat leader Rayos de Hermosillo - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (19-5) on the court of fifth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by Fuerza Guinda Nogales 78-76. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Rayos de Hermosillo. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Swingman Cheyne Gadson (192-80, college: Oklahoma St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points. Swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) contributed with 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists for Rayos de Hermosillo. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales (11-13) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Navolato. Defending champion Rayos de Hermosillo still keeps top position with five games lost. Fuerza Guinda Nogales is looking forward to face Frayles de Guasave (#8) at home in the next round. Rayos de Hermosillo will play against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
The game in Ciudad Obregon was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (12-10) played at the court of 7th ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (8-14). Tijuana Zonkeys managed to secure a 8-point victory 92-84. Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Marcus Morrison chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds. Tijuana Zonkeys have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 12-10 record having nine points less than leader Hermosillo. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Guasave. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Mineros de Cananea (#6) at home in the next round. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between 4th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (11-13) and sixth ranked Mineros de Cananea (10-14) in Navolato on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Cananea beat Garra Canera de Navolato 95-82. American players dominated also this game. Rene Rougeau notched 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Even a double-double of 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists by Marcus Elliott did not help to save the game for Garra Canera de Navolato. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mineros de Cananea maintains sixth position with 10-14 record. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Nogales. Mineros de Cananea will meet higher ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 26 bottom-ranked Los Mochis were beaten by Guaymas on the road 95-83.


Obregon - Tijuana 84-92

The game in Ciudad Obregon was also worth to mention about. Third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (12-10) played at the court of 7th ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (8-14). Tijuana Zonkeys managed to secure a 8-point victory 92-84. The guests were already 12 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 26-22 Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 92-84 at the end of the game. Jamaican forward Mugabe Thomas (193-80, college: Cedarville) had a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) responded with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 12 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) scored 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Tijuana Zonkeys have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 12-10 record having nine points less than leader Hermosillo. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. They share the position with Guasave. Tijuana Zonkeys will play against Mineros de Cananea (#6) at home in the next round. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will play against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: M.Thomas 18+12reb+2ast, E.Medina 17+2reb+2ast, O.Quintero 16+5reb+2ast, L.Ramirez 15+1reb+3ast, S.Sanchez 13, M.Morrison 13+11reb+2ast
Obregon: K.Jones 30+12reb, H.Rivera 12+4reb+1ast, L.Pulido 12+4reb+2ast, L.Davis 11+9reb+4ast, B.Sperling 10+4reb+1ast, R.Navarro 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 234953


Navolato - Cananea 82-95

The game between 4th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (11-13) and sixth ranked Mineros de Cananea (10-14) in Navolato on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Cananea beat Garra Canera de Navolato 95-82. The game was mostly controlled by Mineros de Cananea. Garra Canera de Navolato managed to win second period 25-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mineros de Cananea forced 19 Garra Canera de Navolato turnovers. American players dominated also this game. Swingman Rene Rougeau (198-86, college: UNLV, agency: ProSportsCareers) notched 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) supported him with 29 points and 8 rebounds. Even a double-double of 22 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists by guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) did not help to save the game for Garra Canera de Navolato. Forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) added 17 points and 6 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mineros de Cananea maintains sixth position with 10-14 record. Garra Canera de Navolato at the other side keeps the fourth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Nogales. Mineros de Cananea will meet higher ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play against Pioneros Los Mochis and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Cananea: K.Austin 29+8reb+1ast, R.Rougeau 24+9reb+5ast, G.Giron 15+7reb+4ast, M.Valenzuela 11+6reb, G.Maciel 8+2reb+1ast, O.Zuniga 4+4reb+1ast
Navolato: M.Elliott 22+12reb+5ast, F.Verdugo 21+3reb+1ast, R.Selleaze 17+6reb+3ast, A.Villalobos 16+1reb+2ast, B.Toombs 2+7reb, J.Angel Reatiga 2+2reb+4ast
gschID: 234952


Nogales - Hermosillo 78-76

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Rayos de Hermosillo (19-5) on the court of fifth ranked Fuerza Guinda Nogales on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by Fuerza Guinda Nogales 78-76. It ended at the same time the 15-game winning streak of Rayos de Hermosillo. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. Swingman Cheyne Gadson (192-80, college: Oklahoma St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 32 points. Swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) replied with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Rayos de Hermosillo. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Fuerza Guinda Nogales (11-13) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Navolato. Defending champion Rayos de Hermosillo still keeps top position with five games lost. Fuerza Guinda Nogales is looking forward to face Frayles de Guasave (#8) at home in the next round. Rayos de Hermosillo will play against Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#7) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Nogales: C.Gadson 32+4reb+2ast, O.McCullough 15+10reb+1ast, M.Strobbe 9+6reb, B.Heredia 8+4reb+1ast, R.Moss 8+10reb+2ast, A.Izaguirre 4+7reb+1ast
Hermosillo: E.Little 26+11reb+5ast, K.Spain 15+6reb, J.Lopez 10+4reb, S.Monreal 9+5reb+6ast, P.Sanders 5+1reb+1ast, J.Villanueva 5+3reb+3ast
gschID: 234951


Guaymas - Los Mochis 95-83

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (18-6) beat at home bottom-ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (7-15) 95-83 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Ostioneros de Guaymas. Pioneros Los Mochis managed to win fourth quarter 33-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ostioneros de Guaymas looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Pioneros Los Mochis' players. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the effort and the former international swingman Miguel Ayala (198-82, college: UTEP) supported him with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures. Ostioneros de Guaymas' coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 25 points and 6 rebounds by American forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) did not help to save the game for Pioneros Los Mochis. His fellow American import point guard Phillip Harris (180, college: Oklahoma S&A) added 22 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Ostioneros de Guaymas have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 18-6 record behind leader Hermosillo. Loser Pioneros Los Mochis stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pioneros Los Mochis will play against Garra Canera de Navolato (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: M.Ayala 19+5reb+1ast, J.Habel 16+6reb+1ast, S.Shorter 16+9reb+10ast, H.Hernandez 12+6reb+3ast, F.Rocha 9+2reb+2ast, A.Zarco 6+1reb+1ast
Los Mochis: D.Pearson 25+6reb+2ast, P.Harris 22+7reb+3ast, J.Sandoval 12+6reb, T.McNeal 8+7reb, J.Favela 7+2reb+2ast, D.Onofre 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 234950



Cananea tabs Kyle Austin, ex Kormend - by Eurobasket News

Mineros de Cananea (CIBACOPA) inked 25-year old American forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside). He played recently at MJUS-Fortress Kormend in Hungarian A Division. In 23 games he averaged impressive 20.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg this season. Austin also played at ALM Evreux (ProB) in French league this season. In 5 games he had 6.2ppg and 2.8rpg. The last season he was tested by TOP COP Security Jaszbereny (A Division) in Hungary. In 15 games he was fifth best scorer with remarkable 20.8ppg and recorded 8.1rpg, 2.0apg and 2.5spg (in top 3). The other team Austin played shortly was Boras Basket (Basketligan) in Swedish league. In three games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.0ppg and averaged 5.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also spent pre-season at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium that year. In four games he was fifth best scorer with 5.0ppg and averaged 2.8rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Austin played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 16 games he was fifth best scorer with great 17.9ppg and averaged 6.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the Portuguese Cup Semifinals.
Among other achievements Austin's team made it to the Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals in 2008. He received also Eurobasket.com Hungarian League All-Defensive Team award in 2012.
Austin has played previously professionally in Spain (Palencia Baloncesto) and Portugal (Vitoria SC/M.Couto Alves Guimaraes).
He attended University of California, Riverside until 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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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.23.0 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.10.8 
 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. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 9. Parker, San A.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. George, Indiana P.1.8 
 8. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 4. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 5. Duncan, San A.2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Davis, N.Orleans1.8 


Grizzlies and Heat advance into Conference Finals - by Eurobasket News

Oklah.City T. - Memphis G. 84-88
During available downtime in the final moments, Kevin Durant (6'9''-SF-88, college: Texas) could be found leaning over, grabbing his shorts in the universally recognizable sign: Yeah, the superstar was gassed. With the Memphis Grizzlies' 88-84 victory Wednesday night, he'll finally get some rest. The Grizzlies closed out the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games with their fourth consecutive win. But as a team brimming with confidence moves on to face either the San Antonio Spurs or Golden State Warriors in the Western Conference Finals, the No. 1 seed Thunder are left to wonder what might have been. If Durant's evident fatigue - he played all 48 minutes and struggled, hitting only five of 21 shots, including a 15-footer that would have tied it in the final seconds - wasn't the money shot, it came when TV cameras occasionally found Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, fresh off surgery to repair a torn lateral meniscus, watching from a luxury suite. Westbrook's injury April 24 changed everything for a team that had hoped and expected to return to the NBA Finals. Despite a late, frantic rally, Durant had clearly worn down by the end, as had the Thunder. Memphis' grinding style on both ends had plenty to do with it, of course. Although the Thunder survived the first-round series with the Houston Rockets, they weren't able to overcome the Grizzlies. Durant didn't get much help Wednesday from teammates, and the superstar was unable to carry them. Down 10 late, the Thunder pulled within 86-84 in the final seconds. Durant drove, pulled up - and missed, his final shot of the season clanging off the iron like so many before. But at least he took it. The most telling sequence might have come at the end of the third quarter. Down 14 moments earlier, the Thunder had climbed to within two. And as the final seconds of the quarter ticked away, Durant dribbled, drove against Tayshaun Prince - and passed to the corner, where Derek Fisher's three-point attempt missed at the buzzer. Then again, Durant had already missed plenty, too - at that point, he was 4-for-16. As his shots fell short, he passed up opportunities. And for long stretches, the Thunder's best player disappeared. Which is why the Thunder eventually did, too. Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) led Memphis with 28 points and 14 rebounds. Most of the points came from deep inside, old-school, back-to-the-basket stuff, though he mixed in a few rainbow, uh, jump shots. "You don't think he can do it," Thunder coach Scott Brooks was saying before the game. "He doesn't look like he can do it. He just doesn't have that body that you think can score, and he doesn't jump high - but he obviously has the ability to put the ball in the basket." Much more inexplicably, Durant suddenly didn't, at least not for long stretches Wednesday. After going 2-for-13 and scoring only five points beginning with the fourth quarter of Game 4, Durant missed nine of 11 shots in the first half. For stretches, he seemed to stop looking. His first attempt of the second half - another miss - came almost five minutes in, with Memphis up by 14. A moment later, Durant rebounded his own free throw miss and scored. Next trip down the court, on a rare open transition three-pointer, he threw up an air ball. The Thunder climbed back into it, outscoring Memphis 16-4 to end the third quarter. But they were never able to retake the lead. By the end, as Durant kept grabbing his shorts, the Thunder struggled to score, and Randolph and the Grizzlies drained most of the life out of Chesapeake Energy Arena. When Durant missed what would've been the tying basket late, it was all over but the wondering. "When we have a healthy team we can score on just about any team in this league," Brooks said. "I'm not making excuses that we don't have Russell, I'm just saying that for what we do, scoring is never gonna be a problem for us." When they're healthy, that is. Memphis is among the NBA's best defensive teams. Even at full strength, the Thunder would've been challenged by the Grizzlies, who got a potent one-two punch inside all series long from Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) and Randolph. But the Thunder was a shadow of the ascending team that played in the NBA Finals a year ago and had aspirations - however unlikely - of dethroning Miami. Without Westbrook, the Western Conference's No. 1 seed was not its best team - and wasn't the best team in the semifinal series against the Grizzlies. Not that Memphis coach Lionel Hollins was in a mood to sympathize. "It's part of the season," he said. "Everybody has to stay healthy, which is part of being able to win." A few days after the injury, Westbrook told reporters: "Once I got the MRI, things got real." Without Westbrook, things got real tough for the Thunder. Courtesy of: usatoday.com

Miami Heat - Chicago B. 94-91
Maybe the Miami Heat are so talented that they can afford to relax for long stretches during games. The Heat are the reigning N.B.A. champions, after all, and there was little evidence that the injury-ravaged Chicago Bulls could avoid elimination Wednesday night. But after squandering an 18-point lead, the prospect of facing these tough-minded Bulls again added an urgency the Heat desperately needed. They responded with a rally in the fourth quarter and made their best defensive stand during the final possession of the game to preserve a 94-91 victory and win this best-of-seven series, 4-1. 'That's the first time that's happened in a while,' LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) said of the Heat's near meltdown. 'It's nothing that concerns us. Being a veteran ballclub, we know not to get too high or too low.' James scored 23 points, Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) had 18 and Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) added 12 for the Heat, who will face either the Knicks or the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals. The Pacers can advance by closing out the Knicks on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. Wade, whose availability for Game 5 was listed as a game-time decision with a bruised right knee, played 36 minutes. After the third quarter, he headed to the locker room and had his knee retaped, saying afterward that the injury had not been aggravated. 'I knew it was going to be a tough fourth quarter. I wanted it tight,' Wade said. A dunk by Norris Cole put Miami ahead to stay at 84-83, and two consecutive baskets by Wade pushed the lead to 88-84 with four minutes to play. Carlos Boozer (6'10''-F/C-80, college: Duke) led the Bulls with 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting and grabbed 19 rebounds. Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington) had 21 points, and Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) scored 19. Needing a 3-pointer to send the game to overtime, the Bulls were stymied in the final 26 seconds, failing to find a reasonable shot without a Heat defender in their faces and launching two attempts that both missed badly. 'This game took a lot out of both teams,' James said. 'We gave it everything we had. Out of all my closeout games, this probably was the toughest I had in my career, closing these guys out.' The Heat finished the first two rounds of the playoffs at 9-1 and have won 45 of their last 48 games. They also gained valuable time to rest, especially for Wade, who insisted his knee feels the best it has during these playoffs. 'They are the defending champions, and you're chasing them until someone knocks them off,' Bulls Coach Tom Thibodeau said. 'You know how good they are, and the same things go into winning. You have to prepare. You have to play 48 minutes. I told our guys, You beat them before - you can beat them again.' They're not perfect. No one is. But they are a great team.' The Heat figured to regroup after being outscored, 32-17, in the second quarter and losing their early 22-4 lead. But the Bulls refused to back down in the third quarter, extending their lead to 75-64 on two free throws by Robinson. The Heat, which had routed Chicago by an average of 23 points in their previous victories, found the fourth a struggle, but will savor a well-deserved rest. Courtesy of: nytimes.com



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Nepal Womens team enter QF of FIBA ASIA 3x3 Basketball Championship - by Dinesh Thapa

Despite losing all matches in group stage, Nepal womens team enter the QF of the FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship in Doha, Qatar. After QATARs GREY team pulled out of the competition, Nepal got chance to play QF despite loosing all the matches in the preliminary round.

Nepal will face Turkmenistan in the QF.

Below are the Nepalese womens teams result.

Nepal 6-13 Lebanon
Nepal 4-22 India
Nepal 6-14 Mongolia



1st FIBA ASIA 3x3 Basketball Championship For men and women >> Complete results of Preliminary round - by Dinesh Thapa

First FIBA ASIA 3x3 Basketball Championship is held at Doha, Qatar from 15 - 16 May 2013.

Below are the results of the preliminary round of the championship played on 15 May 2013. The knockout phase including the finals will be played on 16 May 2013.

India vs Indonesia 21:13
Turkmenistan vs Iran 13:17
(Women's) Lebanon vs India 6:20
Qatar Grey vs Jordan 7:11
Lebanon vs C. Taipei 14:16
Hong Kong vs Japan 15:20
Philippines vs Qatar Maroon 11:21
(Women's) Sri Lanka vs Turkmenistan 12:21
S. Arabia vs Lebanon 22:19
Sri Lanka vs Mongolia 17:19
(Women's) Indonesia vs Hong Kong 7:201
Indonesia vs Iran 17:15
(Women's) Hong Kong vs Sri Lanka 18:7
Nepal vs Lebanon 6:21
Japan vs Qatar Grey 18:22
Mongolia vs Philippines 15 - 21
(Women's) Qatar Maroon vs Indonesia 14 - 10
(Women's) Turkmenistan vs Hong Kong 21 - 9
(Women's) Nepal vs Lebanon 6 - 13
Iran vs India 21 - 14
(Women's) Sri Lanka vs Qatar Maroon 21 - 13
S. Arabia vs Nepal 20 - 10
Indonesia vs Turkmenistan 14 - 21
Mongolia vs Qatar Maroon 16 - 21
(Women's) Lebanon vs Mongolia 6 - 14
(Women's) Qatar Maroon vs Hong Kong 13 - 19
C. Taipei vs Nepal 21 - 11
Philippines vs Sri Lanka 17 - 9
India vs Turkmenistan 10 - 17
(Women's) Mongolia vs India 9 - 21
(Women's) Qatar Maroon vs Turkmenistan 12 - 14
Jordan vs Hong Kong 17-18
(Women's) Indonesia vs Sri Lanka 9 - 17
C. Taipei Vs S. Arabia 14 - 16
(Women's) India vs Nepal 22 - 4
Qatar Maroon vs Sri Lanka 18 - 11
Japan vs Jordan 14 - 12
(Women's) Turkmenistan vs Indonesia 16 - 11
Qatar Grey vs Hong Kong 20 - 11
(Women's) Nepal vs Mongolia 6 - 14





First FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship for Men and Women >> Quarter Final (QF) Line-up - by Dinesh Thapa

First FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship for Men and Women

Quarter Final (QF) Line-up

All QF will be played on 16 May 2013

QF-W Turkmenistan vs Nepal
QF-W Mongolia vs Sri Lanka
QF-W Hong Kong vs Lebanon
QF-W India vs Qatar
QF-M Qatar (Maroon) vs Qatar (Grey)
QF-M Iran vs C. Taipei
QF-M Philippines vs Jordan
QF-M India vs K. Saudi Arabia

The semifinals and finals of the championship will also be played on the same day.



Nepal Mens team crashed out of first round of FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship - by Dinesh Thapa

Nepals Mens team crashed out of the preliminary round of the 1st FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship for men which was held at the Qatari Capitol, Doha. Nepals Mens team lost all three matches.

Nepals Mens team results

Nepal vs Lebanon 6 21
S. Arabia vs Nepal 20 10
C. Taipei vs Nepal 21 11

With 3 losses in the total of 3 matches played in the group stage, Nepal's hope for the qualification to the next round were shattered.



FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship for Men and Women: Nepals Schedule - by Dinesh Thapa

FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship for Men and Women is scheduled for 15 16 May 2013 at Doha, Qatar. Nepals Mens and Womens team are participating in the championship.

Below is the Nepals game schedule of the championship.

Nepal Womens Team Schedule / 15th May 2013 / Qatar Time

1800 Nepal vs Lebanon
1920 Qatar Grey vs Nepal
2000 India vs Nepal
2040 Nepal vs Mongolia

Nepal Mens Team Schedule / 15th May 2013 / Qatar Time

1720 Nepal vs Lebanon
1820 S. Arabia vs Nepal
1900 C. Taipei vs Nepal





First FIBA ASIA 3x3 Championship kicked off at Doha - by Dinesh Thapa

First FIBA ASIA 3x3 CHAMPIONSHIP for Men and Women kicked off at Doha, Qatar with 16 Men's team and 9 Women's team.

Below is the preliminary round game schedule of the championship. The preliminary round will be played on 15 May 2013 while the knock out round and the finals will be played on 16 May 2013.

1.India vs Indonesia 21:13
2.Turkmenistan vs Iran 13:17
3.Lebanon vs India 6:20
4.Qatar Grey vs Jordan 7:11
5.Lebanon vs C. Taipei 14:16
6.Hong Kong vs Japan 15:20
7.Philippines vs Qatar Maroon 11:21
8.Sri Lanka vs Turkmenistan 12:21
9.S. Arabia vs Lebanon 22:19
10.Sri Lanka vs Mongolia 17:19
11.Indonesia vs Hong Kong 7:201
12.Indonesia vs Iran 17:15
13.Hong Kong vs Sri Lanka 18:7
14.Nepal vs Lebanon 6:21
15.Japan vs Qatar Grey 18:22
16.Mongolia vs Philippines
17.Qatar Maroon vs Indonesia
18.Turkmenistan vs Hong Kong
19.Nepal vs Lebanon
20.Iran vs India
21.Sri Lanka vs Qatar Maroon
22.S. Arabia vs Nepal
23.Indonesia vs Turkmenistan
24.Mongolia vs Qatar Maroon
25.Lebanon vs Mongolia
26.Qatar Maroon vs Hong Kong
27.C. Taipei vs Nepal
28.Philippines vs Sri Lanka
29.India vs Turkmenistan
30.Mongolia vs India
31.Qatar Maroon vs Turkmenistan
32.Jordan vs Hong Kong
33.Indonesia vs Sri Lanka
34.C. Taipei Vs S. Arabia
35.India vs Nepal
36.Qatar Maroon vs Sri Lanka
37.Japan vs Jordan
38.Turkmenistan vs Indonesia
39.Qatar Grey vs Hong Kong
40.Nepal vs Mongolia




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2013 PBA Commissioners Cup Finals Roundup: Game 1 - by Enzo Flojo

The Alaska Aces didnt waste any time at all.

They went on a 14-0 start and cruised on until the endgame to defeat the crowd-favorite Ginebra Gin Kings, 87-70, in Game One of the 2013 PBA Commissioners Cup Finals.

It was an unexpected start to a game and a series billed by many PBA observers to bring back memories of the classic 90s rivalry between the two storied franchises.

There wasnt anything storied about the way Ginebra started, however, as the Aces just shot the lights out in the first quarter, outscoring the Kings, 28-6. Eight different players scored for Alaska in that period, while only Vernon Macklin, Mac Baracael, and Chris Ellis scored for Ginebra, with Macklin the only one making field goals.

Alaska continued to dominate the Kings all the way till the middle of the fourth quarter, when Ginebras starters actually mounted a last ditch 17-6 rally to trim the deficit to just 11, 79-68, with less than three minutes left. Alaska, however, came through to score 8 of the games last 9 points and peg the final score.

Alaska is now just two wins away from its maiden title in the post-Tim Cone era, while the Gin Kings need to recover after this unqualified blowout.

Game Recaps:
ALASKA over GINEBRA, 87-70
The Alaska Aces unleashed a knockout punch in the first quarter and cruised the rest of the way to take Game One of the Commissioners Cup finals, 87-70, over Barangay Ginebra San Miguel Wednesday at the SMART-Araneta Coliseum.

Alaska finished the opening period with a 28-6 advantage, making life miserable for the usually high-scoring Ginebra offense.

We need to play to our identity. I think we set the tone, said Alaska coach Luigi Trillo. Thats our identity: defense.

Import Robert Dozier anchored the stingy defense, grabbing 22 rebounds for Alaska, which drew balanced scoring with seven players posting at least nine points, led by RJ Jazul with 16.

The Aces limited the touches of explosive Ginebra import Vernon Macklin, who had 16 points on just nine attempts from the field.

I thought we did a fairly good job on Vernon. I thought we were able to control him. You cant stop him, but I thought we did a good job controlling him, said Trillo.

Alaska also hounded Ginebra court general LA Tenorio to 4-of-16 shooting, leaving Gin Kings coach Alfrancis Chua looking for answers in the first half. The ponytailed coach dug deep into his bench, fielding in recovering guard Mark Caguioa as well as little-used players Elmer Espiritu, Rico Maierhofer, and Rob Labagala to look for a spark.

Tenorio tried to rally Ginebra in the fourth quarter, helping the Gin Kings cut the deficit to just 11 points, 79-68, with a three-point play with less than three minutes left.

But steady shooting from Sonny Thoss helped Alaska pull out the victory in the best-of-five series.

Its a short series, five games, said Trillo. They have tired warriors right now. It puts a lot of pressure on them.

Trillo, however, cautioned about getting too confident with the lopsided win.

We know better. We need to take care of this, he said. Its not gonna happen again. Theyre gonna elevate, energize their team.

ALA 87 - Jazul 16, Dozier 14, Thoss 12, Abueva 10, Casio 10, Baguio 10, Espinas 9, Dela Cruz 4, Hontiveros 2, Belasco 0.
GIN 70 - Macklin 16, Tenorio 14, Raymundo 9, Helterbrand 7, Espiritu 6, Labagala 4, Urbiztondo 4, Maierhofer 4, Mamaril 2, Caguioa 2, Ellis 1, Baracael 1, Wilson 0, Hatfield 0.
QS: 28-6, 46-24, 67-48, 87-70

Sources:
Intro written by Enzo Flojo/HoopNut.com.
Game Recap by Rey Joble/InterAKTV.



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Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Polish 1Liga 1st Team 2013
Kamil Laczynski
Laczynski
Pawel Kikowski
Kikowski
Jakub Dluski
Dluski
Radoslaw Hyzy
Hyzy
Marcel Wilczek
Wilczek

Finals MVP: Lukasz Diduszko (197-F-86) of Slask Wroclaw
Player of the Year: Pawel Kikowski (193-G-86) of Slask Wroclaw
Guard of the Year: Kamil Laczynski (180-PG-89) of MOSiR Krosno
Forward of the Year: Jakub Dluski (200-F-87) of AZS Kutno
Center of the Year: Marcel Wilczek (204-F/C-86) of Start Lublin
Rookie of the Year: Jakub Karolak (196-F/G-93) of MKS DG
Defensive Player of the Year: Radoslaw Hyzy (203-F-77) of Slask Wroclaw
Coach of the Year: Dusan Radovic of MOSiR Krosno

1st Team
PG: Kamil Laczynski (180-PG-89) of MOSiR Krosno
G: Pawel Kikowski (193-G-86) of Slask Wroclaw
F: Jakub Dluski (200-F-87) of AZS Kutno
F: Radoslaw Hyzy (203-F-77) of Slask Wroclaw
F/C: Marcel Wilczek (204-F/C-86) of Start Lublin

2nd Team
PG: Grzegorz Grochowski (180-PG-93) of MKS DG
PG: Lukasz Wilczek (189-PG-86) of Start Lublin
F/G: Tomasz Celej (198-F/G-78) of Start Lublin
F/C: Wojciech Zurawski (199-F/C-76) of Stal Ostrow
C: Adam Metelski (208-C-83) of AZS PP

Honorable Mention
Przemyslaw Lewandowski (204-F/G-78) of SKK Siedlce
Mateusz Bierwagen (194-G-88) of Astoria Bydg.
Grzegorz Kukielka (192-G-83) of Polonia
Przemyslaw Szymanski (198-F-84) of Znicz Basket
Lukasz Pacocha (182-PG-82) of AZS Radex
Maciej Klima (205-C-82) of Sokol Lancut
Marcin Salamonik (202-F-83) of MOSiR Krosno
Dariusz Oczkowicz (183-PG-81) of MOSiR Krosno
Dawid Brek (185-PG-89) of AZS Kutno
Michal Woloszyn (203-F-84) of MKS DG
Lukasz Diduszko (197-F-86) of Slask Wroclaw
Marcin Flieger (182-PG-84) of Slask Wroclaw



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Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Holt, Alges19.2 
 2. Almeida, Vitor.19.0 
 3. Loncovic, Barcelos18.5 
 4. Huggins, Lusitania18.3 
 5. Rapier, Sampaense17.1 
 6. Balseiro, Academica16.5 
 7. Oliveira, Barcelos16.3 
 8. Smith, CAB Madeira16.1 
 9. Baker, Sampaense15.5 
 10. Pinto, Galitos-Tl.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Holt, Alges11.8 
 2. Momplaisir, Lusita.10.6 
 3. Hallman, Academica10.6 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.9.5 
 5. Nevels, Lusitania9.3 
 6. Loncovic, Barcelos8.6 
 7. Cunha, Vitoria SC8.4 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense8.4 
 9. Doliboa, Benfica7.5 
 10. Gomes, Benfica7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense6.6 
 2. Fernandes, Acade.5.5 
 3. Sing, Sampaense5.4 
 4. Smith, CAB Madeira5.3 
 5. Swiggett, Vitor.4.5 
 6. Fechas, Barcelos4.4 
 7. Pires, Alges4.4 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense4.1 
 9. Costa, CAB Madeira3.8 
 10. Rodrigues, Fisica3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense2.4 
 2. Coelho, Barcelos2.3 
 3. Loncovic, Barcelos2.3 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.2.3 
 5. Jackson, CAB M.2.0 
 6. Swiggett, Vitor.2.0 
 7. Hallman, Academica2.0 
 8. Freire, Fisica1.9 
 9. Balseiro, Academica1.9 
 10. Oliveira, Barcelos1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLAISIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Momplaisir, Lusita.2.1 
 2. Nevels, Lusitania1.8 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.1.1 
 4. Fonseca, Benfica1.0 
 5. Swetalla, Vitor.0.9 
 6. Rosario, Fisica0.9 
 7. Evora, Benfica0.8 
 8. Holt, Alges0.7 
 9. Gentry, Benfica0.7 
 10. Cunha, Vitoria SC0.6 


LPB Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Academica join Benfica in the Final - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira - Academica 76-79

Academica came up strong in the second half to stun CAB Madeira in the fifth game of the LPB semifinals. Academica advanced into Final where they would face Benfica. CAB Madeira was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Academica dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to CAB Madeira's 26. The former international point guard Mario Fernandes (176-82) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 assists for the winners and forward Joao Balseiro (192-87) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds. American power forward Shawn Jackson (203-71, college: Johnson C. Smith) responded with 19 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Jason Smith (183-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) scored 17 points and 6 assists.
Top scorers:
CAB Madeira: S.Jackson 19+9reb+1ast, J.Smith 17+4reb+6ast, J.Manuel Coego 15+5reb, J.Freitas 8+2reb+2ast, J.Silva 6+1reb, F.Lima 5+1reb
Academica: M.Fernandes 22+4reb+10ast, J.Balseiro 18+5reb+1ast, S.Lukasiak 14+7reb+1ast, M.Goncalves 10+3reb, A.Hallman 9+7reb+2ast, F.Sousa 6+7reb+3ast
gschID: 241092



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 15-5 
 2. Ponce 12-7 
 3. Mayaguez 12-8 
 4. Quebradillas 11-9 
 5. Humacao 10-9 
 6. Guayama 10-9 
 7. Guaynabo 9-10 
 8. Arecibo 8-11 
 9. San German 5-14 
 10. Bayamon 5-15 

Regular Season: Round 23

May. 15: Humacao - Guayama 94-75
May. 15: Quebradillas - Guaynabo 85-75
May. 14: Santurce - San German 75-69
May. 14: Arecibo - Bayamon 103-98

Regular Season: Round 24

May. 16: Mayaguez - Bayamon
May. 17: San German - Quebradillas
May. 17: Arecibo - Guayama
May. 17: Ponce - Guaynabo


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Harris, Ponce21.4 
 2. Carmona, Humacao19.9 
 3. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 4. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.0 
 5. Gainous, Bayamon18.8 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon18.1 
 7. Vassallo, Arecibo17.2 
 8. Brown, Humacao16.9 
 9. Ramos, Arecibo16.9 
 10. Galindo, Santurce16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Harris, Ponce10.6 
 2. Ramos, Arecibo10.4 
 3. Phillip, San German9.4 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 5. Graterol, Arecibo8.6 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon8.2 
 7. Harrellson, Guaya.8.1 
 8. Garcia, San German8.0 
 9. Scott, Humacao7.9 
 10. Gransberry, Mayag.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.4 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.3 
 3. Rivera, Ponce4.8 
 4. Coronado, Guayama4.1 
 5. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon3.8 
 7. Garcia, Quebradill.3.8 
 8. Pagan, Santurce3.5 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.4 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 3. Santiago, Ponce1.5 
 4. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 5. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 6. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.4 
 7. Mojica, Bayamon1.3 
 8. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 9. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 10. Liz, San German1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Penn, Humacao1.8 
 2. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 3. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 5. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 6. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon0.9 
 10. Brock, Guayama0.9 


Wins for Piratas and Caciques-Gigantes - by Luis Modestti


Piratas de Quebradillas and Caciques-Gigantes got wins on Thursday to continue climbing in the standing.

Piratas defeated Mets de Guaynabo 85-75. Quebradillas won the third quarter 27-11 and never looked back.

Shawn Redhage scored 23 points, Kevin Lisch 21 and David Huertas 15 for the winners who are now 11-9.

Guaynabo had Jaime Lloreda with 23 and Joey Graham added 17. Mets have a 9-10 record.

In Humacao, Caciques-Gigantes crushed Brujos 94-75. Caciques-Gigantes took control early by winning the first quarter 25-9. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) had 27 points and Jamelle Horne 22 in the win.

Caciques-Gigantes improve to 10-9 while Brujos are 10-9, losing their last five in a row.

The only game scheduled on Thursday is Vaqueros de Bayamon at Indios de Mayaguez.



Contracts submitted before the deadline: - by Luis Modestti

Wednesday was the last day to sign reserve and free agent native players for the 2013 BSN season. Also imports that were released from other teams had until the deadline to sign with another team.

Most of the teams signed their reserve players who are active overseas and also some draft picks from this year. The signings announced from the league office are:

Capitanes de Arecibo:

Andres Rodriguez (Currently playing in Blusens Monbus, Spain)

Cangrejeros de Santurce:

Walter Hodge (Currently playing for Stelmet Zielona Gora, Poland)
Miguel Bocachica
Frank Monge

Indios de Mayaguez:

Ramon Clemente (Currently playing for Ironi Nahariya, Israel)

Vaqueros de Bayamon:

Angel Garcia

Brujos de Guayama:

Darnell Hinson (Currently in Austria with Oberwart)

Atleticos de San German:

Richard Chaney (Currently in Austria with Oberwart)

Caciques-Gigantes de Humacao-Carolina:

Gilberto Clavell (Played for Kouvot in Finland)
Filiberto Rivera (190-PG-82, college: UTEP) (Played for Gaiteros in Venezuela)

Leones de Ponce:

Mike Rosario


The league did not announce any trades that were submitted because they are going to evaluate and approve on Thursday.



Garcia joins Vaqueros - by Luis Modestti


Prospect center Angel Garcia (209-C/F-88, college: Memphis) joined Vaqueros de Bayamon and is expected to debut later this week.

Garcia just played in Japan with Toyama Grouses where he averaged 14 points and 7,9 rebounds in 51 games. His team was eliminated in the playoffs by Yokohama.

He was selected fourth in the 2013 BSN Draft by Quebradillas but was traded to Bayamon on the same day.

Bayamon needs help inside as they are in last place with a 5-15 record. Vaqueros average 35,1 rebounds per game and also need offense inside.



Cangrejeros take two and a half game lead in first place - by Luis Modestti

Cangrejeros de Santurce is sitting comfortably in first place with a two and a half game lead over Leones de Ponce.

Santurce has a 15-5 record after dominating Guayama 102-93 and then beating San German 75-69. In Guayama David Jackson led the way with 22 points and yesterday Wilfredo Pagan (184-PG-76) had 21.

So far Santurce is the best defensive team in the league allowing only 78 points per game. Offensively they have improved and are now fifth with an average of 82,2 points.

On Sunday Guaynabo defeated Bayamon 93-90 as Jaime Lloreda dominated inside with 22 points and 13 boards.

Mayaguez continues their streak after winning over Leones de Ponce 89-80. Five scorers came in double figures for Mayaguez as rookie Isaac Sosa led with 18 points, shooting 5-5 from three-point range. Indios have a six game winning streak.

Then on Tuesday Arecibo snapped their losing streak by winning over Bayamon 103-98. Capitanes improve to 8-11 while Bayamon is in last place with a 5-15 record.

Games for Wednesday, May 15:

Brujos de Guayama at Caciques-Gigantes (Humacao)
Mets de Guaynabo at Piratas de Quebradillas



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Steven BURTT
  Avtodor
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Burtt, Avtodor20.6 
 2. Likholitov, Volgog.17.3 
 3. Makshantsev, Novo.16.1 
 4. Kuznetsov, Ruskon.15.6 
 5. Chernov, AltajBas.15.5 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd15.2 
 7. Monroe, Ural E.14.6 
 8. Podkolzin, Novosyb.14.2 
 9. Komissarov, Volgo.14.2 
 10. McGhee, Ural E.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Fedor LIKHOLITOV
  Volgograd
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Likholitov, Volgog.12.1 
 2. Podkolzin, Novosyb.7.7 
 3. Savenkov, Univ.Sur.7.3 
 4. Varlamov, AltajBas.7.1 
 5. Pisarchuk, Sever.7.0 
 6. Makshantsev, Novo.6.9 
 7. Vzdykhalkin, Ryaz.6.9 
 8. Semerninov, Ruskon.6.7 
 9. Denison, Ataman6.6 
 10. Novikov, Sojuz Z.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Steven BURTT
  Avtodor
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Burtt, Avtodor5.6 
 2. Glazunov, Ural E.5.4 
 3. Lekavicius, Univ.S.5.0 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.6 
 5. Chernov, AltajBas.4.5 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd4.4 
 7. Mateyunas, Ataman4.2 
 8. Urazmanov, Dynamo4.1 
 9. Vzdykhalkin, Ryaz.3.7 
 10. Anisimov, Novosyb.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Artur URAZMANOV
  Dynamo M.
  (186-G-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Urazmanov, Dynamo2.5 
 2. Zibirov, Ryazan2.2 
 3. Zakamov, Novosybi.2.0 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor1.8 
 5. Glazunov, Ural E.1.8 
 6. Mateyunas, Ataman1.8 
 7. Lekavicius, Univ.S.1.8 
 8. Zakharov, N.Nov.1.6 
 9. Bartunov, Ryazan1.6 
 10. Savenkov, Univ.Su.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Hakeem ROLLINS
  Avtodor
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Rollins, Avtodor1.8 
 2. Rindin, Univ.Surgut1.3 
 3. Ponosov, AltajBas.1.3 
 4. Denison, Ataman1.2 
 5. Likholitov, Volgog.1.2 
 6. Kondrashin, Sever.1.0 
 7. Varlamov, AltajBas.1.0 
 8. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 9. Komarov, TE.0.9 
 10. Oveshkov, Planet.0.9 


Ural reaches Superleague Finals - by Eurobasket News

Ataman - Ural Ekaterinb. 58-79 (1-3)

Ural reaches Superleague Finals after 79:58 in Game 4 against Ataman. Ataman was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 49-24 second half run of Ural Ekaterinburg. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Ataman's 26. Ataman was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) who scored that evening 16 points and point guard Anton Glazunov (182-86) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Five Ural Ekaterinburg players scored in double figures. Even 9 points and 12 rebounds by center Alexey Kurtsevich (209-89) did not help to save the game for Ataman. point guard Andrey Mateyunas (180-88) added 15 points for lost side. Ataman's coach Mikhail Karpenko gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Ataman: A.Mateyunas 15+3reb+2ast, P.Aleksandrov 10+2reb+2ast, A.Kurtsevich 9+12reb, A.Burtsev 6+2reb, A.Nesterov 5+6reb, D.Zagnoyko 4+1ast
Ural Ekaterinb.: A.McGhee 16+4reb+1ast, A.Glazunov 16+1reb+4ast, C.Monroe 13+2reb+3ast, M.Tkachenko 10+9reb+1ast, D.Arteshin 10+5reb+1ast, O.Baranov 7+6reb
gschID: 241128


Avtodor - Univ.Surgut 74-54 (2-2)


The game without a history. Avtodor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Avtodor made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Ivan Strebkov (192-91) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American power forward Hakeem Rollins (202-83, college: Washington, agency: Dream Team Management) who added 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks during the contest. At the losing side Azerbaijani center Aleksandr Rindin (225-85, agency: Interperformances) responded with 6 points and 8 rebounds and Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) scored 6 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Univ.Surgut: A.Ageev 11+1reb, I.Aleksandrov 10+3reb, A.Savenkov 7+5reb+2ast, D.Hloponin 7+5reb, L.Lekavicius 6+4reb+4ast, A.Rindin 6+8reb
Avtodor: I.Strebkov 17+5reb+6ast, H.Rollins 15+9reb, S.Burtt 12+2reb+5ast, S.Toropov 8+5reb, A.Klimenko 8+2ast, A.Ivanov 7+1reb+1ast


gschID: 241127



VTB League: Lokomotiv upset Unics in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Unics - Lokomotiv 72:80

Lokomotiv upset Unics in Kazan in the first game of the Quarterfinal series in VTB League. Lokomotiv stole an 80:72 win and took 1-0 lead in the series.
Unics Kazan trailed by 11 points at halftime and as many as 19 after three quarters before a 22-11 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 72-80 at the end of the game. Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) fired 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. Chuck Eidson (203-F-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Carolina) produced 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) added 12 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Unics Kazan players scored in double figures. Unics Kazan's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Game 2 is scheduled for tonight in Kazan.

Lokomotiv: Nick Calathes 20, Valery Likhodey 19, Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) 10, Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) 8
Unics: Chuck Eidson 19, Kostas Kaimakoglou 12, Nikita Shabalkin (206-F-86) 12, Mire Chatman (187-PG-78, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: UTPA) 11



VTB League: Zalgiris open Quarterfinals series with the win - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris - BC Nizhny Novgorod 75:63

Zalgiris open Quarterfinals series with the win over BC Nizhny Novgorod. The Lithuanian Champion posted a 75:63 win for 1-0 lead. The game was mostly controlled by Zalgiris. BC Nizhny Novgorod was better in fourth quarter 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zalgiris forced 19 BC Nizhny Novgorod turnovers. BC Nizhny Novgorod was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-C-79) who helped to win the game recording 20 points. Rimantas Kaukenas (192-SG-77, college: Seton Hall) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. American swingman Dijon Thompson (201-G/F-83, college: UCLA) with 15 points and 7 rebounds and Dmitry Golovin (192-F-88) added 11 points in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod.
Game 2 is to be played tonight in Lithuania.

Zalgiris: Darjus Lavrinovic 20, Rimantas Kaukenas 12, Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) 9, Lavrinovic 9, Oliver Lafayette (188-G-84, college: Houston) 7
Novgorod: Dijon Thompson 15, Dmitry Golovin 11, Artem Yakovenko (205-F/C-88) 10, Pavel Korobkov (206-C-90) 9



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Scotland gets ready for exhibition series versus Luxembourg - by Eurobasket News

The Scottish National Team is getting ready for the upcoming exhibition series versus Luxembourg. Twelve players will travel to Luxembourg on Friday. The line-up the London Olympic Games participant Kieron Achara (208-PF-83, agency: Two Points, college: Duquesne). Scotland will play three friendly games against Luxembourg in Bertrage. The opening game is scheduled for Friday. The roster for the series is as follows:

Ifedade Thomas (185-G/F-88)
John Browne
Jonny Bunyan (182-PG-92)
Scott Russell (182-PG-81)
Nicholas Collins (195-F-84)
Fraser Glass (185-PG-92)
Christopher Cleary (200-C-88)
Gareth Murray (201-F-84, agency: Prossin Sports Management Inc., college: Kalamazoo Valley CC)
Kevin Scott (185-SG-88)
Matthew Dick (201-F)
Alasdair Fraser
Kieron Achara.



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Standings - A Liga

A Standings
Superliga
 1. Partizan 9-2 
 2. Mega Vizura 9-2 
 3. Crvena Zvezda 8-3 
 4. Vojvodina 7-4 
 5. Radnicki KG 5-6 
 6. Metalac 3-8 
 7. Sloboda Uzice 2-9 
 8. Konstantin 1-10 
Places 9-17
 1. Vrsac 14-12 
 2. Radnicki Basket 14-12 
 3. Borac 13-13 
 4. OKK Beograd 12-14 
 5. Tamis 11-15 
 6. Smederevo 10-16 
 7. Sloga 9-17 
 8. BKK Radnicki 8-18 
 9. Jagodina 5-21 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 11

May. 15: Mega Vizura - Metalac 90-68
May. 15: Konstantin - Vojvodina 69-86
May. 15: Radnicki KG - Crvena Zvezda 66-72
May. 15: Partizan - Sloboda Uzice 102-54

Second Stage: Round 12

May. 18: Metalac - Partizan
May. 18: Sloboda Uzice - Konstantin
May. 18: Vojvodina - Radnicki KG
May. 18: Borac - Mega Vizura


Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Bojan BAKIC
  Metalac
  (195-SG-83)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Bakic, Metalac19.5 
 2. Popovic, Sloga18.6 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac18.2 
 4. Sibalic, LF Basket17.3 
 5. Marjanovic, Mega V.17.0 
 6. Radovic, KAOD15.5 
 7. Popadic, Smederevo15.0 
 8. Zekovic, Vojvodina14.8 
 9. Kljajevic, C Afric.13.8 
 10. Nesovic, AEK13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.11.9 
 2. Radovic, KAOD8.7 
 3. Knezevic, OKK B.6.9 
 4. Radenkovic, Smede.6.8 
 5. Kljajevic, C Afric.6.4 
 6. Todorovic, Borac5.8 
 7. Marelja, UCAM M.5.8 
 8. Jevtovic, Sloboda5.8 
 9. Miceta, Sutjeska5.7 
 10. Zekovic, Vojvodina5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Popovic, Sloga8.1 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis5.9 
 3. Micic, Mega Vizura4.8 
 4. Sljivancanin, Borac4.7 
 5. Malidzan, OKK B.4.5 
 6. Nesovic, AEK4.2 
 7. Milosevic, Vrsac4.0 
 8. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
 9. Velickovic, Konst.3.5 
 10. Boltic, Vojvodina3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Stanoje KNEZEVIC
  OKK B.
  (202-PF-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 2. Nesovic, AEK2.1 
 3. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.0 
 4. Gacic, BKK Radnicki1.8 
 5. Jereminov, Tamis1.6 
 6. Todorovic, Borac1.6 
 7. Jeftic, OKK Beogr.1.6 
 8. Seferovic, Jagodina1.6 
 9. Covic, Vojvodina1.6 
 10. Zivanovic, Metalac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.5 
 2. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.5 
 3. Filipovic, Jagodina1.3 
 4. Radovic, KAOD1.0 
 5. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 6. Bezbradica, BKK R.0.7 
 7. Radenkovic, Smede.0.7 
 8. Mijovic, Duhok0.7 
 9. Buric, Tamis0.7 
 10. Maravic, Vrsac0.7 


Crvena zvezda again won against Radnicki Kragujevac - by Igor Obradovic

Crvena zvezda and Radnicki have played five games in this season, in the last five Crvena zvezda won four times while the Radnicki was better only once in the last round of the Adriatic League.
This time Crvena zvezda has won, this time with a score of 66:72 (18:14,15:22,16:23,17:13) and this game as the previous two was equal to the very end, even though the Crvena zvezda last quarter came in with a +10 in the fourth quarter failed to reach field goal 5 minutes, so they entered the uncertain ending for the third time this season when the two teams clash.
Safer to shoot were the Belgrade team, Savovic and Rakocevic achieved by two free throws and the game kicked Radnicki unsuccessfully for 3 points.

Best in home team was Uros Nikolic (207-F/C-87) with 17pts and 7rbd, Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi) 11pts, 6rbd (all six in offence), Milos Borisov (198-G/F-85) 10pts, 2rbd and Aleksandar Capin (186-PG-82, agency: Beo Basket) 13pts, 3rbd, 4ast.
In away and winning team best was Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) with 16pts, 6rbd and 1ast, DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) with 20pts, 5rbd (all five in offence) and 3ast, alongside this two players good was and Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) 16pts, 6rbd and 4ast.

This is eight win for Crvena zvezda Telekom and six defeat for Radnicki. With this defeat Radnicki is in big problems becouse they now had 5-6 record while Vojvodina who win in Nis against Konstantin have 7 wins and only 4 loses.

All games in Serbian Super league 11. round was played today and this is results :

Mega Vizura - Metalac 90:68
Novica Velickovic 20pts, 4rbd, Marjanovic Boban 26pts, 18rbd for Mega Vizura - Bojan Bakic 24pts, 3rbd, 4ast for Metalac

Konstantin - Vojvodina 69:86
Velickovic V. 13pts, 1ast, Dumic 12pts, 1rbd, 1ast for Konstantin - Marojevic 20pts, 5rbd, 2ast, Markovic 11pts, 3rbd, 5ast for Vojvodina

Partizan mt:s - Sloboda 102:54
Lauvergne 22pts, 9rbd, 1ast, Lucic 20pts, 4rbd, 1ast for Partizan - Vasic 10pts, 3rbd, 4ast for Sloboda



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Extraliga Round 2 of Finals. Komarno gain second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Inter Bratislava - Komarno 72-73

Komarno snatched a narrow win over Inter in Bratislava to take 2-0 lead in the championship series. The guests trailed by 9 points after three quarters before their 24-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Inter Bratislava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Chris Lowe (182-87, college: Massachusetts, agency: KMG Sports Management) scored 17 points to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Amin Stevens (198-90, college: Florida A&M) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. Four Komarno players scored in double figures. American forward Alando Tucker (198-84, college: Wisconsin, agency: Priority Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds and the former international power forward Martin Rancik (204-78, college: Iowa St.) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Inter Bratislava: A.Tucker 24+12reb+3ast, M.Rancik 17+7reb, M.Garnett 11+4reb, P.Sedmak 7+1reb+1ast, R.Skibniewski 6+1reb+3ast, N.Delic 4+5reb+2ast
Komarno: M.Kozlik 18+1reb+1ast, C.Lowe 17+3reb+3ast, A.Stevens 12+9reb+1ast, K.Thompson 11+9reb+1ast, M.Bilik 7+1reb+1ast, J.Kratochvil 4+2reb
gschID: 240405



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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.Olimpija15.4 
 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, Krka4.1 
 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. Petrovic, Geopli.1.5 
 7. Span, Geoplin Slov.1.5 
 8. Mlakar, Geoplin1.5 
 9. Vujasinovic, Polze.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. Martin, Polzela1.1 
 5. Zimic, Tajfun1.1 
 6. Majstorovic, Helios1.1 
 7. Buda, Geoplin Slov.0.8 
 8. Robertson, Polzela0.6 
 9. Djugum, Zlatorog0.6 
 10. Pavic, Krka0.6 



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  SPAIN   

Standings - LEB Silver

LEB Silver Standings
 1. Oviedo CB 15-5 
 2. Prat Juventud 13-7 
 3. Guadalajara 12-8 
 4. Clinicas Rincon 12-8 
 5. Palma 11-9 
 6. Aurteneche M. 10-10 
 7. Lan Mobel ISB 10-10 
 8. Castello 9-11 
 9. Avila 7-13 
 10. Cafes Aitona 6-14 
 11. La Palma 5-15 


FCB Regal adds Mavrokefalidis to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Regal FC Barcelona (ACB) added to their roster 29-year old Greek ex-international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-118kg-84). He started the season at Spartak St.Petersburg in Russian PBL league. Mavrokefalidis managed to play in three leagues this year. In 15 PBL games he recorded 11.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 2.2apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 14.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. Mavrokefalidis also played 21 games in VTB United League where he averaged impressive 15.5ppg, 6.3rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played also at Spartak St.Petersburg (PBL) in Russian league. Similarly like in this season, the team also played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Mavrokefalidis was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 14 PBL games he averaged 10.6ppg and 4.1rpg. He also played 16 games in Eurocup where he averaged 11.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mavrokefalidis also played 14 games in VTB United League where he averaged 11.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2006 Mavrokefalidis was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) in second round (57th overall). Mavrokefalidis was also voted Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 2nd Team in 2013.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team won Greek Cup for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
He was also a member of Greek international program for some years. Mavrokefalidis played for Greek Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2004. He represented Greece at the World Championships U21 in Argentina eight years ago.
Mavrokefalidis has played also professionally in Italy (Lottomatica Roma), Greece (Olympiacos, PAOK Thessaloniki and Marousi) and Spain (Valencia Basket).
The scouts decsribe him following way: (by Vagelis Kotsifis for NBADraft.net in 2006)
Excellent feel for the center position ... A good rebounder and great moves around the basket ... Can play back to the rim or facing the basket with the same efficiency ...
Lacks great athletic ability ... Not a huge leaper or tremendous foot speed ..
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By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SWEDEN   

Stats Leaders - Basketligan

Points Per Game
 James MILLER
  Gaiteros
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Miller, Gaiteros21.6 
 2. Dugat, LF Basket20.4 
 3. Palm, Boras19.2 
 4. Sigurdarson, Sunds.18.3 
 5. Wesby, Sundsvall17.4 
 6. Ruach, Nassjo17.3 
 7. Augustus, 0817.1 
 8. Castle, Eco Orebro17.0 
 9. Cuffee, Sundsvall17.0 
 10. Oglesby, Boras16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Hlynur BAERINGSSON
  Sunds.
  (200-F-82)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Baeringsson, Sunds.10.1 
 2. Palm, Boras9.6 
 3. Simms, Sodertalje9.3 
 4. Wright, Uppsala8.8 
 5. Walker, Nassjo8.6 
 6. McKnight, Boras8.1 
 7. Lalugba, Jamtland7.5 
 8. Johnson, Solna7.4 
 9. Santee, Eco Orebro7.2 
 10. Igbavboa, LF Bas.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 James MILLER
  Gaiteros
  (180-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Miller, Gaiteros6.1 
 2. Castle, Eco Orebro5.7 
 3. Dugat, LF Basket4.8 
 4. Jackson, Uppsala4.5 
 5. Ermolinskij, Norrk.4.3 
 6. Hellgren, Jamtland4.3 
 7. Levin, Solna4.3 
 8. Carter, Knox R.4.1 
 9. Jeromanovs, Norrk.4.1 
 10. Guyton, Eagles4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Henry DUGAT
  LF Basket
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dugat, LF Basket2.0 
 2. Ruach, Nassjo2.0 
 3. Stefanovic, 081.9 
 4. Mbemba, 081.8 
 5. Carter, Knox R.1.8 
 6. Castle, Eco Orebro1.8 
 7. Jeromanovs, Norrk.1.6 
 8. McKnight, Boras1.6 
 9. Ilunga, 081.6 
 10. Walker, Nassjo1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Kenneth SIMMS
  Sodertalje
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Simms, Sodertalje1.8 
 2. Augustus, 081.7 
 3. Hughes, B.Bystrica1.6 
 4. Kjellbom, Norrkopi.1.5 
 5. Henderson, LF Ba.1.3 
 6. Wright, Uppsala1.3 
 7. Palm, Boras1.3 
 8. Brown, 081.1 
 9. Johnson, Solna1.0 
 10. Reed, LF Basket0.9 


Stats Leaders - BasketEttan

Points Per Game
 Markus LENNGREN
  Hogsbo
  (196-F-83)
  Avg: 23.6
 1. Lenngren, Hogsbo23.6 
 2. Alix, Jarfalla22.3 
 3. Dawit, 0821.4 
 4. Ronnqvist, LF Ba.21.2 
 5. Bergstrom, Black.19.5 
 6. Hartmann, Akropol19.5 
 7. Nagwere, Fryshuset19.2 
 8. Sellin, Helsingborg18.6 
 9. Jacas, Eskilstuna18.6 
 10. Cavalieri, Brahe18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jesper ELIASSON
  Solna
  (204-F-94)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Eliasson, Solna11.6 
 2. Hartmann, Akropol9.6 
 3. Saleman, Umea9.5 
 4. Lenngren, Hogsbo9.4 
 5. Hult, Eos9.3 
 6. Larsson, Talje9.2 
 7. Halling, Jarfalla9.1 
 8. Alix, Jarfalla9.0 
 9. Sellin, Helsingborg9.0 
 10. Nagwere, Fryshus.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jimmy LUNDIN
  Taby
  (184-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Lundin, Taby5.8 
 2. Blazevic, Sodertal.5.5 
 3. Nystrom, Eos5.5 
 4. Bankhead, Malbas5.1 
 5. Kebedom, Brahe B.5.1 
 6. Larsson, LF Future4.4 
 7. Nagwere, Fryshuset4.4 
 8. Panghulan, Black.4.3 
 9. Hultman-Boye, Hag.4.2 
 10. Brandt, Hogsbo4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Nathan DAWIT
  08
  (189-SG-94)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dawit, 082.8 
 2. Urban, Eskilstuna2.8 
 3. Nystrom, Eos2.7 
 4. Bankhead, Malbas2.7 
 5. Kearney, LF Basket2.6 
 6. Strazdauskas, Hog.2.5 
 7. Hansson, Alvik B.2.4 
 8. Hultman-Boye, Hag.2.4 
 9. Baltrokonis, Hogan.2.3 
 10. Alix, Jarfalla2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Hugh ROBINSON
  Brahe B.
  (202-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Robinson, Brahe B.1.9 
 2. Kuksta, Hoganas1.9 
 3. Urban, Eskilstuna1.4 
 4. Saleman, Umea1.3 
 5. Soderman, Haga H.1.2 
 6. Nystrom, Eos1.2 
 7. Sinani, Helsingborg1.2 
 8. Bergstrom, Black.1.1 
 9. Hult, Eos1.1 
 10. Williams, Sundsva.1.0 



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  SWITZERLAND   

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Dusan MLADJAN
  Lugano T.
  (198-SG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Mladjan, Lugano T.21.1 
 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. Burrows, Starwings17.3 
 8. Dobbins, Starwings17.2 
 9. Milisavljevi., Lug.17.1 
 10. Reid, Fribourg16.8 
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, Fribourg8.2 
 5. Barber, Lugano T.8.1 
 6. Dobbins, Starwings7.9 
 7. Gordon, Lugano T.7.8 
 8. Reid, Fribourg7.7 
 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.6.7 
 4. Parker, Geneve L.6.2 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings5.3 
 6. Kojadinovic, Month.4.7 
 7. Laroche, Monthey4.5 
 8. Draughan, Fribourg3.9 
 9. Stimac, Geneve L.3.5 
 10. Burrows, Starwings3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Barrett, SAM M.2.9 
 2. Gibson, MBC2.9 
 3. Laroche, Monthey2.5 
 4. Jenkins, Starwings2.2 
 5. Petkovic, SAV V.2.1 
 6. Owens, BBC Nyon1.8 
 7. Kojadinovic, Month.1.7 
 8. Fergerson, Lugano1.7 
 9. James, Geneve L.1.6 
 10. Zivkovic, BBC Ny.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 4 of Semi-Finals. Fribourg force decider - by Eurobasket News

Lugano Tigers - Fribourg 81-86

Fribourg escaped elimination edging Lugano Tigers on the road. The teams will clash in the fifth decisive game on Thursday. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 28-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American forward Arizona Reid (196-86, college: High Point) fired 41 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Matt Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) chipped in 14 points. The former international Dusan Mladjan (198-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 25 points and American forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) added 12 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 25+1reb+1ast, M.Schneiderman 16+3reb+3ast, K.Barber 16+7reb, R.Gordon 12+12reb, B.Milisavljevic 7+4reb+9ast, D.Stockalper 5+2reb+4ast
Fribourg: A.Reid 41+9reb+8ast, M.Shaw 14+3reb+1ast, R.Kovac 10+1reb, E.Draughan 7+4reb+2ast, D.Garrett 6+10reb, R.Yates 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 241059



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  THAILAND   


ASEAN League: Slammers beat Heat for 8th win - by Eurobasket News

Thailand Slammers - Saigon Heat 71:63

The Thailand Slammers recorded the 8th win in the ASEAN League season. They prevailed against the visiting Saigon Heat. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81, college: Villanova) notched 16 points and 17 rebounds for the winning side.
The Heat got to a perfect start. The Vietnamese team went on a 22:7 rally in the first quarter. But the Slammers narrowed the gap at the interval 25:31. The hosts kept mounting the pressure in the third quarter. The Slammers spurred ahead and posted a 47:44 lead into the fourth stanza. The Slammers exploded with 24 points in the final term and snatched the victory. Kannawat Lertlaaokul stepped up with 10 points, while Darrius Brannon (206-F-83, college: Houston) and Danai Kongkum chipped in 9 points each for the winners. David Palmer (206-F/C-86, college: N.Kentucky) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Heat. Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) had 14 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors.

Thailand Slammers: Christien Charles 16+17 boards, Kannawat Lertlaaokul 10, Darrius Brannon 9, Danai Kongkum 9
Saigon Heat: David Palmer 22, Justin Howard 14



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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, Azovmash17.1 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Hal.16.6 
 7. Mitchell, Halychyna16.1 
 8. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.1 
 9. Songaila, BC Do.15.9 
 10. Lyons, Budivelnyk15.7 
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, Budivelnyk6.9 
 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. Adams, Orleans1.9 
 3. Chappell, Fe.1.9 
 4. Shavies, Mykolaiv1.9 
 5. Frazier, Kryvbasb.1.8 
 6. Culpepper, Fe.1.8 
 7. Zimmerman, Neckar1.8 
 8. Low, Dnipro1.6 
 9. Dykes, Hoverla1.6 
 10. Lawrence, Hoverla1.5 
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. Korniyenko, Dnipro1.6 
 5. Goodridge, Yesilgi.1.6 
 6. Fesenko, BC Donet.1.3 
 7. Gumeniuk, Mykolaiv1.3 
 8. Balashov, BC Odes.1.3 
 9. Hunter, Cherkasy1.3 
 10. Raduljica, Azovm.1.1 


Superleague Round 1 of Finals. Budivelnyk post opening victory - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
Budivelnyk - Azovmash 89-82

Budivelnyk outscored Azovmash in the first game of the title series in Kyiv tonight. Azovmash was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 31-23 charge of Budivelnyk, which allowed them to win the game. They made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Azovmash helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Lithuanian forward Dainius Salenga (197-77) stepped up and scored 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Budivelnyk's coach Ainars Bagatskis used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) responded with 25 points and 6 assists and Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: D.Salenga 23+5reb+4ast, M.Delaney 17+5reb+3ast, D.Kickert 14+5reb+2ast, G.Tsintsadze 14+3reb+4ast, M.Anisimovas 7+4reb, S.Gorbenko 5+3reb
Azovmash: L.Greer 25+2reb+6ast, M.Raduljica 21+8reb+3ast, I.Zaytsev 14+4reb+1ast, D.Zabirchenko 12+5reb+1ast, T.Dragicevic 7+5reb+1ast, K.Natyazhko 3+1reb
gschID: 240431
3-4 Place
Ferro-ZNTU - Halychyna 97-79

Ferro-ZNTU earned the opening win in the consolation final series. The game was mostly controlled by Ferro-ZNTU. Halychyna managed to win third quarter 18-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ferro-ZNTU looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American point guard Randy Culpepper (182-89, college: UTEP) stepped up and scored 32 points and 4 assists for the winners and his fellow American import R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) chipped in 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Ferro-ZNTU's coach Kiril Bolshakov used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Serbian power forward Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-84, agency: Beo Basket) responded with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American forward Michael Lee (207-86) scored 11 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ferro-ZNTU: R.Culpepper 32+4ast, R.Guinn 20+5reb+4ast, D.Werner 15+7reb+4ast, J.Chappell 11+5reb+5ast, A.Rybalko 7+2reb+2ast, C.Moore 6+5reb+3ast
Halychyna: V.Vukosavljevic 15+10reb, L.Stefanishin 14+4reb+1ast, D.Mitchell 12+2reb+5ast, M.Lee 11+3reb+5ast, S.Vasiljevic 9+1reb+3ast, O.Saltovets 8+2reb
gschID: 240430



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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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  VIETNAM   


ASEAN League: Slammers beat Heat for 8th win - by Eurobasket News

Thailand Slammers - Saigon Heat 71:63

The Thailand Slammers recorded the 8th win in the ASEAN League season. They prevailed against the visiting Saigon Heat. Christien Charles (216-F/C-81, college: Villanova) notched 16 points and 17 rebounds for the winning side.
The Heat got to a perfect start. The Vietnamese team went on a 22:7 rally in the first quarter. But the Slammers narrowed the gap at the interval 25:31. The hosts kept mounting the pressure in the third quarter. The Slammers spurred ahead and posted a 47:44 lead into the fourth stanza. The Slammers exploded with 24 points in the final term and snatched the victory. Kannawat Lertlaaokul stepped up with 10 points, while Darrius Brannon (206-F-83, college: Houston) and Danai Kongkum chipped in 9 points each for the winners. David Palmer (206-F/C-86, college: N.Kentucky) responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the Heat. Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) had 14 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors.

Thailand Slammers: Christien Charles 16+17 boards, Kannawat Lertlaaokul 10, Darrius Brannon 9, Danai Kongkum 9
Saigon Heat: David Palmer 22, Justin Howard 14



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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


VEF Riga let Hamilton go - by Eurobasket News

VEF Riga (LBL) split ways with 23-year old American center Justin Hamilton (210-116kg-90, college: Iowa State). In 5 LBL games he averaged impressive 21.8ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.4spg this season. He also played 4 games in VTB United League where he had 9.3ppg and 5.8rpg.
Hamilton managed to play in four leagues in two countries this year (!!!). Hamilton also played at Cibona in Croatian league earlier that season. In 5 Eurocup games he had 7.8ppg and 3.4rpg. He also played 16 games in Adriatic League where he had 8.1ppg and 5.6rpg.
Last year Hamilton was drafted by Drafted by? Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (45th overall). The former Iowa State staris in his first season in pro basketball. Hamilton's team won Croatian Supercup. He received NABC Division I All-District 21 2nd Team award in 2012 at his college time.
Let's have closer look into Hamilton's outlook: (by Tyler Ingle for NBADraft.net in 2012)
Solid quickness and speed for his size ... Lives around the basket ... Scores well in the post because of his size and soft touch ... Has a nice looking baby push shot when he turns over his left shoulder, and a developing left-handed hook when he turns over his right ... Keeps the ball high and away from any secondary defenders ... An excellent mid-range shooter. Doesn't explode off his feet ... Plays below the rim Lacks great finishing ability
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By Eurobasket Data Center



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  WABA LEAGUE   

WABA Final Standings

UA Standings
 1 Petrochimi 4-1 
 2 Champville 4-2 
 3 Foolad Mahan 3-1 
 4 ASU 2-1 
 5 Al Karkh 2-3 
 6 Duhok 2-4 
 7 Al Jaish 0-5 

Regular Season: Round 5

May. 15: Petrochimi - Duhok 89-80
May. 15: Champville - Al Jaish 105-63
May. 15: Foolad Mahan - ASU




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Women News


Mystics prevail against Brazil at Verizon Centre - by Eurobasket News

Washington Mystics - Brazil 71:56

Brazilian National Team played their second exhibition encounter in the USA. They took on the Washington Mystics at the Verizon Centre. Once again the WNBA side proved the strength. However this time Brazil stuck around for long. The Latin American team dominated the first quarter. They posted an 18:14 lead after the opening frame. The Mystics stepped on the gas in the second quarter. The home side dropped 23 points but still trailed by a single point at halftime 38:37. The breakthrough came in the third term for Washington. They ignited an 18:7 run to take a 54:46 lead into the final stanza. Brazil came up with just 10 points in the fourth quarter allowing the Mystics to run away with the victory. Tayler Hill (5'10''-G-90, college: Ohio St.) and Emma Meesseman (6'4''-C-93, agency: LBM Management) delivered 12 points each for the Mystics. Monique Currie (6'0''-G/F-83, college: Duke) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Damiris Do Amaral (6'4''-C-92) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Brazil. Jaqueline Silvestre (5'10''-F-86) chipped in 11 points in the losing case.

Washington Mystics: Tayler Hill 12, Emma Meesseman 12, Monique Currie 11
Brazil: Damiris Do Amaral 12, Jaqueline Silvestre 11



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A1 Standings - by Greg

U22 League Standings
 1. Asenovets 2005 7-1 
 2. Champion 2006 5-3 
 3. NSA Delta 4-4 
 4. Cherno More 4-4 
 5. Academic PL 0-8 


Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian U22 League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Bulgarian U22 League 1st Team 2013
Lilia Georgieva
Georgieva
Veronika Petkova
Petkova
Rositsa Yovcheva
Yovcheva
Radostina Dimitrova
Dimitrova
Tanya Eneva
Eneva

Player of the Year: Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) of Beroe
Guard of the Year: Veronika Petkova (177-G/F-94) of Rilski Sportist
Forward of the Year: Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) of Beroe
Center of the Year: Tanya Eneva (193-C-96) of Neftochimic
Defensive Player of the Year: Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) of Beroe
Coach of the Year: Petar Gergov of Montana 2003

1st Team
PG: Lilia Georgieva (170-PG-94) of Champion 2006
G/F: Veronika Petkova (177-G/F-94) of Rilski Sportist
G/F: Rositsa Yovcheva (171-G/F-94) of Neftochimic
SF: Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) of Beroe
C: Tanya Eneva (193-C-96) of Neftochimic

2nd Team
F/G: Maria Svetoslavova (179-F/G-93) of Levski
F: Kalina Marinova (180-F-92) of Beroe
PF: Yana Kozhuharova (184-PF-93) of Rilski Sportist
F/C: Mirena Dencheva (185-F/C-91) of NSA Delta
C: Gabriela Kostova (189-C-94) of Neftochimic



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NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars Win Four Nations Title With Victory Over China - by Carl Berman

The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars have won both the Dong Xiang leg and the overall Four Nations tournament championship with an overall record of 7-2.

The USA defeated China 66-61 in a great game in front of a sellout crowd of 6,500 partisan Chinese fans in Dong Xiang Arena. The Americans led early and held the lead by one at halftime. The Chinese banked in a deep three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the margin to one, one of three banked in shots from distance on the night for the home team.

China, who was led in scoring by 65 post player Hengyu Yang with 18 points and point guard Li Wei with 12, had a good second quarter and closed the margin to just one at the half using their low post size advantage when Yang was able to score 14 of her points.

The American team won the third quarter and held the lead in the fourth to secure the victory with stingy defense and great team rebounding. The USA rebounded well despite playing this night without post player Stephanie Sension who suffered a mild concussion in Sundays win over Australia.

The visitors, who shot 40% on the night, got a good lift from Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) who hit 4-of-5 three-pointers and scored 14 points for the Americans who had good balance again offensively. Jacqui Kalin scored 11 and Jamie Russell added10 for the Americans. The USAs guards played good defense, initiated by Meagan Fulps, and really contributed to the rebounding effort against the bigger Chinese team. Kalin and Russell both ended with five boards.

The Americans also had stellar inside effort from Morgan Johnson, Sam Heck and Sam Ostarello who scored consecutive layups on assists by Adrian Ritchie late in the game to help seal the win. Lauren Oosdyke moved from the perimeter to play post against China with the loss of Sension and played a great game despite giving up as many as six inches at times.

The Americans take the overall title with a 7-2 record while Australia and China tie for second at 5-4, Brazil finishes fourth at 1-8.

Statistics:

USA (66): Meghan Fulps (#4) 57 PG (Santa Clara) 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, Adrian Ritchie (#5) 511 G (Green Bay) 5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, Jamie Russell (#6) 58 G (Illinois State) 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, Jacqui Kalin (#7) 58 PG (Northern Iowa) 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) (#9) 64 F (Michigan) 14 points, 1 rebound, Sam Ostarello (#11) 62 F (Purdue) 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, Lauren Oosdyke (#12) 511 F (Northern Colorado) 3 points, 3 rebounds, Samantha Heck (#14) 62 F/C (Evansville) 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, Stephanie Sension (#15) 63 F/C (Green Bay) DNP-Injured, Morgan Johnson (#16) 65 C (Iowa) 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

Earlier, Australia defeated Brazil by a score of 87-70 in a fast paced and high scoring game to close out the tournament for both squads. Australia finished at 5-4. The Gems were led by Casey Samuels who followed her outstanding performance versus the Americans with an even better game against Brazil, she scored 27 points connecting on 5-of-7 threes in the process.

The crowd of 5,000 saw a high scoring affair as the Brazilians Romona kept them in the game scoring 26 of her own. Vanessa chipped in 17 for the blue and white who were again playing short handed due to ankle injuries to their post players.

Australia (87): 4 Vanessa Panousis 12 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 5 Tiana Mangakahia 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 Alex Wilson- 4 points, 1 rebound, 7 Louise Brown 4 points, 4 rebounds, 8 Stephanie Talbot 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 9 Jessica Good No stats, 10 Darcee Garbin 0 points, 1 rebound, 11 Carley Mijovic 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 12 Tahlia Tupaea 7 points, 1 rebound, 13 Lauren Schert 2 points, 3 rebounds, 14 Casey Samuels 27 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 15 Alicia Froling 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal


Related Articles

USA Gets Past Australia

USA Tops Brazil, goes to 5-2

All-Tourney Team from Anyuan + Photos

China Hands USA 2nd Loss

USA Romps over Brazil

Aussies hand USA 1st Loss

USA Goes to 3-0 on Trip

USA Comes Back to Edge Aussies in Game 2

Aussies Top Brazil

USA Edges China in Game 1

Day 2 - Autographs

Team Arrives in China

China Tour Overview with roster, schedule and itinerary

China Tour Alumni Update


Carl Berman is a Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball and can be followed on twitter here.



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Novi Zagreb extends Komplet, brings back Bosilj - by Zeljko Zule

Novi Zagreb extended Slovenian Eva Komplet (182-F/C-86) for one more year and has bolstered its backcourt by bringing back national team member Monika Bosilj (178-G-85, college: FIU), who spent last season at Gospic.
Komplet poured in 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals in 16 Croatian League games. Bosilj arrives from runner-up Gospic, for whom she averaged 16.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 0.3 blocks in 29 Croatian League games.



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Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca inked 24-year old Tamara Abalde - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca inked 24-year old former Spanish international forward Tamara Abalde (190-F-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas). The player will come from Landes where she played last season. In 30 games she averaged 5.7ppg and 2.4rpg this season. Abalde also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 5.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.0apg. The 2011/2012 season she played at Aix-en-Provence in LFB. In 26 games she had 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg. The most of previous (10-11) season Abalde spent at Navarra Pamplona. In 13 games she had 9.8ppg and 6.1rpg that season. She also played at Rivas Ecopolis earlier that season. In 10 LFB games she had 5.1ppg and 2.5rpg. Abalde also played 5 games in Euroleague where she had 3.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2009. Abalde received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2009.
Tamara Abalde was also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Abalde played for Spanish Senior National Team between 2008 and 2012 and previously for U19 National Team in 2007. She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) four years ago. Abalde's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 10 games: 12.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 73.9%.



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Danielle Page signs with Basket Landes - by Eurobasket News

Basket Landes ensured another reinforcement for the next season. They brought in Danielle Page (188-F-86, college: Nebraska). The forward was about to start the 2012/13 season with Challes-les-Eaux but the team folded before the beginning of it. Danielle Page then moved to Union Lyon Basket. Her stats read 10.3 points, 4.4 boards per game in LFB. Last season Danielle Page played for Challes-les-Eaux. Her stats read 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance. The forward was named into French LFB All-Imports Team. Previously Danielle Page had stints in Hungary, Israel, Poland, Bulgaria and WNBA. She was trumped All-Hungarian League Forward of the Year in 2011. She also made it into All-Polish PLKK 2nd Team in 2009.


Tarbes recruit Clementine Morateur - by Eurobasket News

Tarbes boosted their backcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Clementine Morateur (173-PG-95). The point guard spent the last season with Centre Federal BB in LF2. She averaged 9.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.2 steals per game in LF2. Clementine Morateur was the member of the French U16 National Team in 2010 and 2011.


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Standings - Women

Prva Liga Standings
 1. Vigor Skopje 12-2 
 2. Klubski 12-2 
 3. Krosig Skopje 12-2 
 4. Badel 7-7 
 5. Vard.Mladinec 6-8 
 6. Pelister 4-10 
 7. Struga 2009 3-11 
 8. Vajs-Profil 0-14 

Finals: Round 4

May. 15: Krosig Skopje - Vigor Skopje 58-41


Krosig claim Prva Liga title - by Eurobasket News

Krosig - Vigor Skopje 58:41

Krosig are the new Prva Liga champions. They defeated Vigor Skopje in the fourth game of the title series to win it 3-1. Elena Radenkovic (186-C/F-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace the winners.
Krosig started the game with a suffocating defence. They limited the defending champions to only 6 points in the starting quarter 12:6. Krosig went on an 18:9 run in the second term to gain a 30:15 lead. Vigor Skopje stopped the rot in the third quarter. The visitors cut the deficit at 13-point mark before the fourth period. But Krosig ignited a 17:13 rally in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Zorica Ackovska (170-G-88) netted 11 points for Krosig. Kristina Semeredi (185-G-77) and Sofija Lazareska (175-F-95) chipped in 10 points each for the home team. Sanja Radenkovic (179-G/F-91) responded with 13 points for Vigor. Andrijana Leskaroska (171-G-89) and Slavica Dimovska (175-G-85) had 8 points apiece in the loss.

Krosig: Elena Radenkovic 16+12 boards, Zorica Ackovska 11, Kristina Semeredi 10, Sofija Lazareska 10
Vigor Skopje: Sanja Radenkovic 13, Andrijana Leskaroska 8, Slavica Dimovska 8



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Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL 1st Team 2013
Samantha Whitcomb
Whitcomb
Jahzinga Tracey
Tracey
Denise Beliveau
Beliveau
Tamara Tatham
Tatham
Emma Cannon
Cannon

Player of the Year: Emma Cannon (188-F-89) of Wasserburg
Guard of the Year: Samantha Whitcomb (178-G) of Wolfenbuettel
Forward of the Year: Tamara Tatham (185-F-85) of Halle
Center of the Year: Emma Cannon (188-F-89) of Wasserburg
Bosman Player of the Year: Heta Korpivaara (186-G/F-84) of Heli Girls
Import Player of the Year: Emma Cannon (188-F-89) of Wasserburg
Domestic Player of the Year: Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84) of Wasserburg
Defensive Player of the Year: Jahzinga Tracey (185-G/F-86) of Freiburg
Coach of the Year: Steffen Brockmann of Rhein MB

1st Team
G: Samantha Whitcomb (178-G) of Wolfenbuettel
G/F: Jahzinga Tracey (185-G/F-86) of Freiburg
F: Denise Beliveau (180-F-89) of Rhein MB
F: Tamara Tatham (185-F-85) of Halle
F: Emma Cannon (188-F-89) of Wasserburg

2nd Team
G/F: Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84) of Wasserburg
G: Valerie Nainima (165-G-86) of Oberhausen
G: Alyssa Karel (170-G-89) of Rhein MB
G/F: Heta Korpivaara (186-G/F-84) of Heli Girls
C/F: Teya Wright (185-C/F-89) of Herner

Honorable Mention
Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) of Wasserburg
Ieva Kulite (191-C-88) of Wolfenbuettel
Roli-Ann Haldin (178-F-84) of Wolfenbuettel
Michaela Abelova (183-G-85) of Halle
Angela Pace (178-G-87) of Osnabruck
Mariesa Greene (183-F-87) of Freiburg
Chanita Jordan (196-C-87) of Oberhausen
Alyssa Karel (170-G-89) of Rhein MB
Janae Young (183-G-87) of Bamberg
Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) of Marburg
Vanessa House (170-G-88) of BG 89 Avides
Ofa Tulikihihifo (180-F/G-84) of Herner

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Stina Barnert (174-G-89) of Wasserburg
G/F: Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84) of Wasserburg
F: Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) of Marburg
F: Roli-Ann Haldin (178-F-84) of Wolfenbuettel
F/C: Katharina Fikiel (193-F/C-87) of Wasserburg

All-Imports Team
G: Samantha Whitcomb (178-G) of Wolfenbuettel
G/F: Jahzinga Tracey (185-G/F-86) of Freiburg
F: Denise Beliveau (180-F-89) of Rhein MB
F: Tamara Tatham (185-F-85) of Halle
F: Emma Cannon (188-F-89) of Wasserburg



Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga North 1st Team 2013
Nadja Protzig
Protzig
Eryn Jones
Jones
Candace Williams
Williams
Noemie Rouault
Rouault
Gabriela Jandova
Jandova

Player of the Year: Shacondra James (172-PG) of Neuss
Guard of the Year: Shacondra James (172-PG) of Neuss
Forward of the Year: Finja Schaake (179-F-92) of Marburg
Center of the Year: Gabriela Jandova (190-C-73) of Mainz
Bosman Player of the Year: Gabriela Jandova (190-C-73) of Mainz
Import Player of the Year: Shacondra James (172-PG) of Neuss
Domestic Player of the Year: Noemie Rouault (180-F-95) of Berlin
Defensive Player of the Year: Shacondra James (172-PG) of Neuss
Coach of the Year: Peter Kortmann of Chemnitz

1st Team
G: Nadja Protzig (175-GF-89) of Chemnitz
G: Eryn Jones (172-G-90) of Chemnitz
F: Candace Williams (183-F-88) of Chemnitz
F: Noemie Rouault (180-F-95) of Berlin
C: Gabriela Jandova (190-C-73) of Mainz

2nd Team
G: Gergana Georgieva (180-G-87) of Mainz
G/F: Jenele Peterson (174-G/F) of Goettingen
F: Daniela Vogel (179-F-92) of Berlin
F: Klaudia Grudzien (183-F-90) of Goettingen
F: Finja Schaake (179-F-92) of Marburg

Honorable Mention
Ama Degbeon (183-F-95) of Gruenberg
Sarah Acker (191-C) of Bielefeld
Alexa Mennen (185-F-87) of Hannover
Hannah Sunley-Paisley (186-C) of Quakenbrueck
Marie Gulich (192-C-94) of Opladen

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Lena Gohlisch (173-SG-93) of Berlin
F: Ama Degbeon (183-F-95) of Gruenberg
F: Finja Schaake (179-F-92) of Marburg
F: Noemie Rouault (180-F-95) of Berlin
C: Marie Gulich (192-C-94) of Opladen

All-Imports Team
G: Shacondra James (172-PG) of Neuss
G: Eryn Jones (172-G-90) of Chemnitz
F: Candace Williams (183-F-88) of Chemnitz
F: Candace Williams (183-F-88) of Chemnitz
C: Hannah Sunley-Paisley (186-C) of Quakenbrueck




Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga South 1st Team 2013
Levke Brodersen
Brodersen
Merideth Marsh
Marsh
Jillian Young
Young
Colleen Planeta
Planeta
Erica Carlson
Carlson

Player of the Year: Kellindra Zackery (182-G/F-88) of Viernheim
Guard of the Year: Kellindra Zackery (182-G/F-88) of Viernheim
Forward of the Year: Colleen Planeta (188-F-88) of Saarlouis
Center of the Year: Erica Carlson (193-C-88) of Heidelberg
Bosman Player of the Year: Jamailah Adams (180-G/F-93) of Saarlouis
Import Player of the Year: Kellindra Zackery (182-G/F-88) of Viernheim
Domestic Player of the Year: Uta Gelbke (177-F-86) of Speyer
Defensive Player of the Year: Colleen Planeta (188-F-88) of Saarlouis
Coach of the Year: Rene Spandauw of Saarlouis

1st Team
PG: Levke Brodersen (168-PG-94) of Saarlouis
G: Merideth Marsh (169-PG-88) of Saarlouis
G: Jillian Young (172-G) of Heidelberg
F: Colleen Planeta (188-F-88) of Saarlouis
C: Erica Carlson (193-C-88) of Heidelberg

2nd Team
G: Margaret Dwyer (185-G-85) of Keltern
G: Kellindra Zackery (182-G/F-88) of Viernheim
G/F: Jamailah Adams (180-G/F-93) of Saarlouis
G/F: Emma Duinker (182-G/F-89) of Speyer
C: Marie Rosche (191-C-87) of Keltern

Honorable Mention
Serena Benavente (167-PG-85) of Heidelberg
Uta Gelbke (177-F-86) of Speyer
Kathryn Verboom (179-F-86) of Speyer
Matteke Hutzler (188-C) of Sandhausen
Diamber Johnson (170-PG-90) of Sandhausen
Julia Schwab (180-C/F-82) of Bad Aibling

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Levke Brodersen (168-PG-94) of Saarlouis
G: Margaret Dwyer (185-G-85) of Keltern
F: Uta Gelbke (177-F-86) of Speyer
F: Laura Rahn (186-F-86) of Saarlouis
C: Berit Adrion (183-C-88) of Heidelberg

All-Imports Team
G: Merideth Marsh (169-PG-88) of Saarlouis
G: Kellindra Zackery (182-G/F-88) of Viernheim
G/F: Emma Duinker (182-G/F-89) of Speyer
F: Colleen Planeta (188-F-88) of Saarlouis
C: Erica Carlson (193-C-88) of Heidelberg



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NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars Win Four Nations Title With Victory Over China - by Carl Berman

The NetScouts Basketball USA All-Stars have won both the Dong Xiang leg and the overall Four Nations tournament championship with an overall record of 7-2.

The USA defeated China 66-61 in a great game in front of a sellout crowd of 6,500 partisan Chinese fans in Dong Xiang Arena. The Americans led early and held the lead by one at halftime. The Chinese banked in a deep three-pointer at the buzzer to cut the margin to one, one of three banked in shots from distance on the night for the home team.

China, who was led in scoring by 65 post player Hengyu Yang with 18 points and point guard Li Wei with 12, had a good second quarter and closed the margin to just one at the half using their low post size advantage when Yang was able to score 14 of her points.

The American team won the third quarter and held the lead in the fourth to secure the victory with stingy defense and great team rebounding. The USA rebounded well despite playing this night without post player Stephanie Sension who suffered a mild concussion in Sundays win over Australia.

The visitors, who shot 40% on the night, got a good lift from Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) who hit 4-of-5 three-pointers and scored 14 points for the Americans who had good balance again offensively. Jacqui Kalin scored 11 and Jamie Russell added10 for the Americans. The USAs guards played good defense, initiated by Meagan Fulps, and really contributed to the rebounding effort against the bigger Chinese team. Kalin and Russell both ended with five boards.

The Americans also had stellar inside effort from Morgan Johnson, Sam Heck and Sam Ostarello who scored consecutive layups on assists by Adrian Ritchie late in the game to help seal the win. Lauren Oosdyke moved from the perimeter to play post against China with the loss of Sension and played a great game despite giving up as many as six inches at times.

The Americans take the overall title with a 7-2 record while Australia and China tie for second at 5-4, Brazil finishes fourth at 1-8.

Statistics:

USA (66): Meghan Fulps (#4) 57 PG (Santa Clara) 6 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, Adrian Ritchie (#5) 511 G (Green Bay) 5 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, Jamie Russell (#6) 58 G (Illinois State) 10 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, Jacqui Kalin (#7) 58 PG (Northern Iowa) 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, Kate Thompson (6'4''-G-90) (#9) 64 F (Michigan) 14 points, 1 rebound, Sam Ostarello (#11) 62 F (Purdue) 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, Lauren Oosdyke (#12) 511 F (Northern Colorado) 3 points, 3 rebounds, Samantha Heck (#14) 62 F/C (Evansville) 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, Stephanie Sension (#15) 63 F/C (Green Bay) DNP-Injured, Morgan Johnson (#16) 65 C (Iowa) 2 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 1 steal

Earlier, Australia defeated Brazil by a score of 87-70 in a fast paced and high scoring game to close out the tournament for both squads. Australia finished at 5-4. The Gems were led by Casey Samuels who followed her outstanding performance versus the Americans with an even better game against Brazil, she scored 27 points connecting on 5-of-7 threes in the process.

The crowd of 5,000 saw a high scoring affair as the Brazilians Romona kept them in the game scoring 26 of her own. Vanessa chipped in 17 for the blue and white who were again playing short handed due to ankle injuries to their post players.

Australia (87): 4 Vanessa Panousis 12 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 5 Tiana Mangakahia 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 Alex Wilson- 4 points, 1 rebound, 7 Louise Brown 4 points, 4 rebounds, 8 Stephanie Talbot 13 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals, 9 Jessica Good No stats, 10 Darcee Garbin 0 points, 1 rebound, 11 Carley Mijovic 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 12 Tahlia Tupaea 7 points, 1 rebound, 13 Lauren Schert 2 points, 3 rebounds, 14 Casey Samuels 27 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals, 15 Alicia Froling 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal


Related Articles

USA Gets Past Australia

USA Tops Brazil, goes to 5-2

All-Tourney Team from Anyuan + Photos

China Hands USA 2nd Loss

USA Romps over Brazil

Aussies hand USA 1st Loss

USA Goes to 3-0 on Trip

USA Comes Back to Edge Aussies in Game 2

Aussies Top Brazil

USA Edges China in Game 1

Day 2 - Autographs

Team Arrives in China

China Tour Overview with roster, schedule and itinerary

China Tour Alumni Update

Carl Berman is a Managing Partner of NetScouts Basketball and can be followed on twitter here.



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Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Awards 2013 - by Simas

Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League 1st Team 2013
Donica Cosby
Cosby
Laura Ferreira
Ferreira
Jheri Booker
Booker
Laura Broomfield
Broomfield
Christina Dewitt
Dewitt

Player of the Year: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
Guard of the Year: Donica Cosby (172-G-88) of CDTorres N.
Forward of the Year: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
Center of the Year: Christina Dewitt (6'2''-F-87) of Southern G.
Newcomer of the Year: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
Most Improved Player of the Year: Ana Raimundo of Ovarense
Import Player of the Year: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
Domestic Player of the Year: Laura Ferreira (177-G-95) of GDESSA
Defensive Player of the Year: Marcia Costa of Lombos Quinta
Coach of the Year: Jose Araujo of Alges

1st Team
G: Donica Cosby (172-G-88) of CDTorres N.
G: Laura Ferreira (177-G-95) of GDESSA
SF: Jheri Booker (183-F) of CAB Madeira
F/C: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
C: Christina Dewitt (6'2''-F-87) of Southern G.

2nd Team
G: Ana Raimundo of Ovarense
G: Mattilyn McIntyre (175-G-89) of Olivais
G/F: Katie Gearlds (186-G/F-84) of Alges
F: Ta-Myra Davis (185-F/C-87) of Boa Viagem
F/C: Ebony Ellis (190-C-88) of AD Vagos

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Ana Raimundo of Ovarense
G: Laura Ferreira (177-G-95) of GDESSA
SF: Vera Correia (178-PF-80) of GDESSA
F/C: Susan Foreid (182-F-80) of CDTorres N.
C: Ana Teixeira (185-C-79) of AD Vagos

All-Imports Team
G: Donica Cosby (172-G-88) of CDTorres N.
G: Mattilyn McIntyre (175-G-89) of Olivais
SF: Jheri Booker (183-F) of CAB Madeira
F/C: Laura Broomfield (185-F-90) of Alges
C: Christina Dewitt (6'2''-F-87) of Southern G.




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Kristina Semeredi wins the title in FYR Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Kristina Semeredi (185-G-77) wins the title in FYR Macedonia as her Krosig are the new Prva Liga champions. They defeated Vigor Skopje in the fourth game of the title series to win it 3-1. Elena Radenkovic nailed 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to pace the winners.
Krosig started the game with a suffocating defence. They limited the defending champions to only 6 points in the starting quarter 12:6. Krosig went on an 18:9 run in the second term to gain a 30:15 lead. Vigor Skopje stopped the rot in the third quarter. The visitors cut the deficit at 13-point mark before the fourth period. But Krosig ignited a 17:13 rally in the final period and sealed the winning outcome at the end. Zorica Ackovska netted 11 points for Krosig. Kristina Semeredi and Sofija Lazareska chipped in 10 points each for the home team. Sanja Radenkovic responded with 13 points for Vigor. Andrijana Leskaroska and Slavica Dimovska had 8 points apiece in the loss.



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Komplet stays at Novi Zagreb - by Zeljko Zule

Eva Komplet (182-F/C-86) will stay with Croatian champion Novi Zagreb for the coming season after the sides agreed to an extension today. Komplet joined Novi Zagreb last summer and averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals in 16 Croatian League. She missed first part of the season due to knee surgery.
Eva Komplet will stay with Croatian champion Novi Zagreb for the coming season after the sides agreed to an extension today. Komplet joined Novi Zagreb last summer and averaged 6.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals in 16 Croatian League. She missed first part of the season due to knee surgery.



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Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca inked 24-year old Tamara Abalde - by Eurobasket News

Perfumerias Avenida Salamanca inked 24-year old former Spanish international forward Tamara Abalde (190-F-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas). The player will come from Landes where she played last season. In 30 games she averaged 5.7ppg and 2.4rpg this season. Abalde also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 5.8ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.0apg. The 2011/2012 season she played at Aix-en-Provence in LFB. In 26 games she had 10.3ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg. The most of previous (10-11) season Abalde spent at Navarra Pamplona. In 13 games she had 9.8ppg and 6.1rpg that season. She also played at Rivas Ecopolis earlier that season. In 10 LFB games she had 5.1ppg and 2.5rpg. Abalde also played 5 games in Euroleague where she had 3.2ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements her team made it to the LFB Semifinals in 2009. Abalde received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 2nd Team award back in 2009.
Tamara Abalde was also a member of Spanish international program for some years. Abalde played for Spanish Senior National Team between 2008 and 2012 and previously for U19 National Team in 2007. She represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Gdynia (Poland) four years ago. Abalde's team won Silver and her stats at that event were 10 games: 12.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 58.3%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 73.9%.



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Istanbul Universitesi tab Crystal Langhorne - by Eurobasket News

Istanbul Universitesi tab Crystal Langhorne (188-F/C-86, college: Maryland) for the next season. The Turkish team continues to impress with loud signings for 2013/2014 season.
Crystal Langhorne played for Dynamo Moscow last year. She played for the Washington Mystics this year. For 31 WNBA games Langhorne averaged 18.2 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists. Crystal Langhorne split 2011 European season between UMMC Ekaterinburg and Dobri Anjeli Kosice. She had 12.4 ppg and 4.8 rpg for 8 Euroleague games with Ekateringburg. Later, Langhorne added 16.3 ppg and 7 rpg for 3 Euroleague appearance with Dobri Anjeli. In the past, Langorhne played in Spain and Lithuania. She won the Baltic league and Lithuanian league title with TEO Villnius. Langhorne was named All-WNBA 2nd Team -10 and she played at the All-Star Game.
In 2012-2013 for Dynamo Moscow (Russia-PBL, starting five she averaged high 15.7ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 54.3%, FT: 73.8%. In EuroCup her stats read 15.7ppg, Reb-4 (9.2rpg), 1.7apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 57.4%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 81.1%.



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Davenport to Miss 6 to 8 Weeks with Left Tibia Stress Fracture - by Eurobasket News

Jessica Davenport (6'5''-C-85, college: Ohio St.) of the Indiana Fever has been diagnosed with a stress fracture to her left tibia and will miss 6 to 8 weeks of the upcoming WNBA season. A 6-5 center and a six-year WNBA veteran out of Ohio State, Davenport was a vital part of the Fever's championship run in 2012. She averaged 6.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in her fourth season with the club. Indiana, also playing without third-year guard Jeanette Pohlen who continues rehabilitation after a torn ACL in last year's WNBA Finals, fell to San Antonio, 64-58, in Wednesday afternoon's preseason finale. The Fever and Silver Stars will meet again next Friday, May 24, in San Antonio in the regular season opener for both teams. A WNBA playoff participant in eight straight seasons and nine times since 2002, the Indiana Fever became the champion of women's professional basketball after defeating the Minnesota Lynx for the 2012 WNBA Championship. The Fever is the only team in WNBA history to record seven 20-win seasons during an 8-year span, a current streak that dates to 2005. During that time, the Fever has reached at least the Eastern Conference Finals five times while appearing in the WNBA Finals in 2009 and 2012. Indiana hosts its 2013 home opener on Friday, May 31 (7:00 p.m.) against the Atlanta Dream.

Courtesy of:oursportscentral.com



Mystics tab Jessica Moore - by Eurobasket News

The Washington Mystics agreed on terms of training camp contract with Jessica Moore (6'3''-C-82, college: Connecticut). The centre started the previous WNBA season with the Atlanta Dream. She posted 1.9 points and 1.3 boards per game. Later Jessica Moore signed with the Connecticut Sun. Her stats read 1.3 points per game there. Previously the centre had stints in WNBA, France, Latvia, Russia, China and Turkey.


Pre-season victories for Silver Stars and Sky - by Eurobasket News

The Chicago Sky claimed the first win in the WNBA pre-season action. They knocked down the New York Liberty 87:67 at the Jacoby Dickens Center. Elena Delle Donne (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Delaware) stepped up with 17 points for the Sky. Chicago built a 23:17 lead after the opening quarter. They boosted the lead in the second frame. The hosts accounted for a comfortable 50:31 halftime advantage. The Liberty trimmed the deficit by five points in the third quarter. But the Sky went on a 22:16 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Allie Quigley (5'11''-G-86, college: De Paul) netted 14 points, while Epiphanny Prince (5'9''-G-88, college: Rutgers) added 13 points for the Sky. Alex Montgomery (6'1''-G/F-89, college: Georgia Tech) and Cappie Pondexter (5'9''-G-83, college: Rutgers) responded with 14 points each for the Liberty as they fell at 0-2 record.
The San Antonio Silver Stats nipped the Indiana Fever 64:58 behind 11 points from Danielle Adams (6'1''-F/C-89, agency: Ronsport, college: Texas A&M). Danielle Marie Robinson (5'10''-G-89, college: Oklahoma) netted 8 points, while Jayne Appel (6'4''-F/C-88, college: Stanford) had 5 points and 11 rebounds for San Antonio. The Silver Stars used a 21:11 rally in the third period to clear off for good. Sasha Goodlett (6'5''-C-90, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 9 points for the Fever. Tamika Catchings (6'1''-SF-79, college: Tennessee) and Jessica Breland (6'3''-F-88, college: N.Carolina) had 8 points apiece in the loss.



Mystics prevail against Brazil at Verizon Centre - by Eurobasket News

Washington Mystics - Brazil 71:56

Brazilian National Team played their second exhibition encounter in the USA. They took on the Washington Mystics at the Verizon Centre. Once again the WNBA side proved the strength. However this time Brazil stuck around for long. The Latin American team dominated the first quarter. They posted an 18:14 lead after the opening frame. The Mystics stepped on the gas in the second quarter. The home side dropped 23 points but still trailed by a single point at halftime 38:37. The breakthrough came in the third term for Washington. They ignited an 18:7 run to take a 54:46 lead into the final stanza. Brazil came up with just 10 points in the fourth quarter allowing the Mystics to run away with the victory. Tayler Hill (5'10''-G-90, college: Ohio St.) and Emma Meesseman (6'4''-C-93, agency: LBM Management) delivered 12 points each for the Mystics. Monique Currie (6'0''-G/F-83, college: Duke) added 11 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Damiris Do Amaral (6'4''-C-92) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Brazil. Jaqueline Silvestre (5'10''-F-86) chipped in 11 points in the losing case.

Washington Mystics: Tayler Hill 12, Emma Meesseman 12, Monique Currie 11
Brazil: Damiris Do Amaral 12, Jaqueline Silvestre 11