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  BAHRAIN   


Standings

Premier League Standings
 1. Muharraq 19-3 
 2. Al Manama 18-3 
 3. Al Ahli 16-5 
 4. Al Hala 15-7 
 5. Sitra 15-7 
 6. Issa Town 12-10 
 7. Nuwaidrat 12-11 
 8. Hidd 9-13 
 9. Bahrain Club 7-15 
 10. Al Najma 4-18 
 11. Al Ittihad 4-18 
 12. Samaheej 0-21 

Regular Season: Round 22

May. 21: Muharraq - Al Najma 94-73
May. 18: Sitra - Al Ittihad 69-66
May. 21: Nuwaidrat - Al Hala 65-91
May. 17: Bahrain Club - Issa Town 59-71
May. 17: Nuwaidrat - Hidd 51-54
May. 22: Al Ahli - Al Manama

Round 20

May. 18: Al Hala - Muharraq 84-110



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  BELGIUM   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Derek RAIVIO
  Aalstar
  (190-SG-84)
  Avg: 19
 1. Raivio, Aalstar19.0 
 2. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar18.8 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende17.8 
 5. Randle, Spirou17.6 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.5 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut15.0 
 9. Black, Antwerp14.8 
 10. Taylor, M.Hainaut14.7 
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.Hainaut6.5 
 4. Young, Aalstar6.4 
 5. Wilkinson, Oostende6.3 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar5.9 
 8. Aleksandrov, Assig.5.9 
 9. Mukubu, Liege5.9 
 10. Love, Antwerp5.9 
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. Raivio, Aalstar4.0 
 5. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.0 
 6. Randle, Spirou3.9 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.7 
 8. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
 9. Black, Antwerp3.4 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.4 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.1 
 3. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.8 
 7. Green, Spirou1.8 
 8. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Randle, Spirou1.6 
 10. Cage, M.Hainaut1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.1 
 4. Wilkinson, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 9. Williamson, Liege0.6 
 10. Thondique, Antwe.0.5 


Belfius Mons-Hainaut keep Justin Cage - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Justin Cage (198-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: Xavier) have agreed on terms of contract extension. The forward signed a new one-year deal with the team. Justin Cage joined Mons-Hainaut back in 2009. He tallied 11.4 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season. The forward also delivered 8.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per appearance. Previously Justin Cage had stints with Liege Basket, Colorado 14ers, Union Olimpija. He was named Atlantic 10 Tournament MVP back in his college time. Justin Cage also earned All-Belgian League Honourable Mention in 2011.


Brussels Basketball News - by Peter Buyse

Some time ago Excelsion Brussels received their license to play the 2013-2014 in the Ethias League.
Today the team announced part of their roster for next season. Most of the players are new for the team now called Brussels Basketball.
Besides the earlier announced Brandon Ubel, the team's other foreign players are Canadian Stephen Ross (201-G/F-80, agency: Court Side, college: Santa Clara) and Senegalese Ahmet Gueye (203-C/F-82, college: Hawaii) who most recently played for Waregem.
New to the team are former Gembo players Nick Celis (194-G-88) and Eurobasket's D2 player of the year Domien Loubry (186-G-85).
Maxime Verspeeten (192-SG-94), Ludovic Pourtoit (182-G-88), Geoffrey Hockins (188-PG-88), Maxime Depuydt (192-F-92), Toly Kazakis are the other names released by the team.
They also announced to still be negotiating with a small forward and want to add another power forward and one player with dual affiliation.
Ross is a Canadian with lots of European experience having played before in Levallois, Leiden, Groningen and most recently Craiova and Cluj Napoca in Rumania.
This past season in Rumania he averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.9 rpg.
The team will still be coached by
Serge Crevecoeur



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  BOSNIA   

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.23.8 
 2. Bakovic, Posusje22.6 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.20.5 
 4. Filipovic, Vogosca19.9 
 5. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.17.4 
 6. Hot, Vogosca17.3 
 7. Bijelic, Mladost16.6 
 8. Aleksic, Leotar16.0 
 9. Peljto, Spars S.15.9 
 10. Bjelica, Capljina14.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Timisoara
  (203-F-79)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Tuljkovic, Timisoa.9.4 
 2. Goranovic, Radnik8.6 
 3. Lalovic, Zrinjski.8.3 
 4. Josilo, Radnik B.7.6 
 5. Pavlovic, Borac N.7.0 
 6. Damjanovic, Servit.6.9 
 7. Hadzifejzovi., Kak.6.8 
 8. Rizvic, Bosna6.4 
 9. Bijelic, Mladost5.9 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Hot, Vogosca7.1 
 2. Peljto, Spars S.6.2 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina5.1 
 4. Bakovic, Posusje4.8 
 5. Radovanovic, Radni.4.7 
 6. Bjelica, Capljina4.3 
 7. Hodzic, Bosna4.1 
 8. Ivanic, Mladost3.9 
 9. Kastratovic, Varda3.8 
 10. Damjanovic, Servi.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Amin HOT
  Vogosca
  (192-G-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Hot, Vogosca2.6 
 2. Lovric, Posusje2.5 
 3. Kovacevic, Capljina2.4 
 4. Bjelica, Capljina1.8 
 5. Kastratovic, Varda1.6 
 6. Peljto, Spars S.1.5 
 7. Pavlovic, Borac N.1.4 
 8. Milosevic, Mladost1.4 
 9. Knezevic, Mladost1.4 
 10. Jovanovic, Radnik1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Igor BIJELIC
  Mladost
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Bijelic, Mladost1.1 
 2. Mustapic, Posusje0.6 
 3. Loncarevic, Radnik0.5 
 4. Suljagic, Bosna0.5 
 5. Djuranovic, Borac0.5 
 6. Buza, Bosna0.5 
 7. Karamatic, Capljina0.4 
 8. Popovic, Capljina0.4 
 9. Jovanovic, Radnik0.4 
 10. Leric, Bosna0.4 


Igokea wins Game 1 of the Finals - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Siroki WWin 69-61 (1-0)

Igokea wins Game 1 of the Finals 69:61. HKK Siroki WWin trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 23-20 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 61-69 at the end of the game. Igokea made 16-of-17 free shots (94.1 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Montenegrin power forward Milos Komatina (205-84) who helped to win the game recording 13 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Aleksandar Radukic (206-91) contributed with 9 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: Beo Basket) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Boris Barac (205-92) added 9 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for HKK Siroki WWin. Four HKK Siroki WWin players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Igokea: M.Komatina 13+5reb, B.Jorovic 10+4reb, A.Radukic 9+6reb, F.Adamovic 8+2reb, S.Stemberger 8+5reb, N.Joksimovic 7+1reb+4ast
Siroki WWin: Z.Sakic 16+10reb+3ast, I.Ramljak 12+4reb+3ast, K.Vragovic 11+2reb+2ast, M.Sutalo 10+1reb+1ast, B.Barac 9+9reb+2ast, J.Jones 3+3reb+2ast
gschID: 241135



The Elvis Begic story turns out to be a fake! - by Chris Mathieu

The Elvis Begic story turns out to be a fake!
The story and video became a viral hit, a young Bosnian basketball in Grand Rapids Michigan is seen hitting threes, driving the lane and blocking shots. In the video he towers over the competition standing at 210cm as a 1997 born freshman. As the story goes his doctors claim he will grow into a 220cm center minimum. All sounds good right? Except one small problem, Elvis Begic doesnt exist. The alleged school he attends in North Pointe Christian Academy, the Mustangs are a real school and a real basketball team. However the athletic director says he has never heard of him and has no one on the team standing 210cm. Also the alleged AAU team he was to play for this summer the Grand Rapids Storm has never heard of him and dont have anyone of his size.
Klix.ba apparently never verified any of the stories and falsified the alleged sources indicating there was more than one source when doing the story. When asked about it they amended their story and claimed they just received an email from the alleged kid and a link to the video on Youtube, which has now been changed to private.
No record of any Elvis Begic or either of his alleged parents Adnan or his alleged American mother. No one has ever heard of this kid Grand Rapids Michigan. A Google search shows up nothing, a search of Jr Varsity basketball box scores for the school make no mention of a player named Elvis Begic. Also the story seemed unlikely from the beginning, why would a high school not be playing a 210cm freshman of immense talent on the regular squad, instead stashing him on the junior team? Samir Sehic was starting in Varsity as a freshman against the best players in the countryOnce again this story proves if it is too good to be true, it probably is.




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  BOTSWANA   

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Troopers 6-0 
 2. BDF V 6-1 
 3. Spartans 4-1 
 4. Cadets 4-3 
 5. Police 4-5 
 6. Bullets 3-2 
 7. Saints 3-5 
 8. Flames 2-2 
 9. Dolphins 2-3 
 10. Splinters 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 15

May. 24: Police - Spartans
May. 25: Cadets - Spartans
May. 25: Splinters - Troopers
May. 25: Cadets - Bullets
May. 25: Bullets - Spartans
May. 25: Dolphins - Warriors


Weekend games round up - by Peter Ubakar

In games played this past weekend in the Botswana basketball league, Spartans walloped Warriors 22-95, while in the second game Troopers gave Police another loss by beating them 76-58. In other games Police got back to winning ways by beating Cadets 60-40 while Spartans were able to overpower Dolphins 64-94. In francistown BDF V were able to take two wins beating Splinters 57-53 and also beating Flames 58-37.


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  CANADA   


Ross Bekkering's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Canadians playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Canadian players, who play currently abroad.

Ross Bekkering
Ross Bekkering
   #1. This week's number one is former University international forward Ross Bekkering (203-87, currently plays in Holland). He was the major contributor in Leiden's victory against the closely-ranked Leeuwarden (20-16) 68-63 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday night. Bekkering had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 15 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden (27-9) is placed second in the Eredivisie. It's Bekkering's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 12.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 56.2%(195-347), 3FGP: 25.9% and FT: 57.6% in the 44 games he played so far. Bekkering played for the Canadian university national team four years ago.

Levon Kendall
Levon Kendall
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Levon Kendall (209-84, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Spain). He led Blusens Monbus to a victory over the closely-ranked Gescrap BB (19-15) 79-73 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Kendall was MVP of the game. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (18-16) is placed eighth in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Kendall has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 47.4%, 3FGP: 20.8% and FT: 74.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Irish. Kendall played for the Canadian national team in 2011.

Cory Joseph
Cory Joseph
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Cory Joseph (190-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to an easy victory against the Golden State Warriors (47-35) 109-91 in the NBA last Tuesday. Joseph scored 7 points and added 3 assists in only 14 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 58-24 record this season. This year Joseph averages: 4.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 51.2%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 79.2% in the 36 games. He played for the Canadian national team two years ago.

Olu Ashaolu
Olu Ashaolu
   #4. Forward Olu Ashaolu (200-88, agency: Norton Sports Management, college: Oregon, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) could not help Caceres Basket (12-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Caceres Basket lost 70-82 on the road to the second-ranked River_Andorra. Ashaolu was the top scorer with 17 points. He also added 6 rebounds in 28 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Ashaolu's third season in pro basketball. Ashaolu has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg and 5.5rpg in the 35 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and Canadian. Ashaolu used to play for the Canadian U18 national team back in 2006.

The list of other players, who all have Canadian passport but never been selected to any of Canadian national teams:

   #1. Experienced Matt Bonner (206-F-80, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) led San Antonio Spurs to an easy victory against the Memphis Grizzlies (56-26) crushing them 105-83 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. He recorded 12 points in a mere 17 minutes. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 58-24 record this season. It's Bonner's seventh year with the team. This year Bonner averages: 4.3ppg and 1.9rpg in the 79 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Finland), who plays in the Finnish Korisliiga could not help KTP-Basket (32-12) in their last game on Monday. Despite Barrett's very good performance KTP-Basket was defeated 84-73 on the road by the leading Loimaan Korikonkarit. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Barrett also added 9 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals. Barrett is currently fourth on the list of best blockers. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Barrett averages: 16.4ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, 1.1bpg and 1.4spg.

   #3. Michael Fraser (203-C/F-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Oklah.Baptist, currently plays in Lebanon), who plays in the Lebanese Division A was not able to help Byblos (14-17) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Fraser's very good performance Byblos was badly defeated 101-81 in Tripoli by the higher-ranked Al Moutahed (#3). He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 17 rebounds. Fraser is the league's best rebounder and also on the list of best blockers (fourth place). This season he has very high stats. Fraser averages: 20.1ppg, 16.9rpg, 2.1apg, 1.4bpg and 1.2spg.

   #4. Corey Muirhead (197-F-83, college: W.Carolina, currently plays in Czech Republic) was not able to secure a victory for BK Pardubice (19-15) in their game against CEZ Nymburk (33-1) in the Czech Republic NBL. He scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The fifth-placed BK Pardubice was crushed 90-57 in Nymburk by the leading CEZ Nymburk in the Group A1. It was BK Pardubice's third consecutive loss in a row. Muirhead belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #5. He has very reliable stats this season: 13.9ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.1apg and 1.2spg. Muirhead has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #5. Diego Kapelan (190-G-87, college: McNeese St., currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Kolossos (8-18) in their game against Aris (13-13) in the Greek A1. He scored only 4 points in 11 minutes. Kolossos was badly defeated 99-82 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) Aris. The Regular Season already ended. This year Kapelan averages just 6.4ppg in the seven games. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.



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  CHINA   


South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon - by Eurobasket News

South Korea -China 79:68

South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon. The hosts posted all the victories in the tournament and managed to beat China in the Final game, 79:68.
Both teams deserved the Final game. South Korea started the game with 19-13 lead and managed dot win the first half by 7 points. China replied with 20-17 in the third quarter and reduced to 4 points entering the last stanza. South Korea however needed a final 19-12 rally to seal the victory and the title.
Kim Min-Goo top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Park Chan-Hee (190-G-87) nailed 15. Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) posted 13, while Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) and Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) had 12 each. Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Li Muhao (218-C-92) had 12. Sun TongLin (208-F/C-92) and Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) followed them with 11 points each in defeat.

South Korea: Kim Min-Goo 18, Park Chan-Hee 15, Kim Jong-Kyu 13, Lee Jung-Hyun 12, Lee Jong-Hyun 12
China: Guo Ailun 17, Li Muhao 12, Sun TongLin 11, Wang Zhelin 11



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

DPB Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Bambuqueros 14-5 
 2. Bucaros 12-7 
 3. Piratas 11-8 
 4. Once Caldas 10-9 
 5. Academia 5-14 
 6. Aguilas 5-14 
Places 7-8
 1. Caribbean Heat 10-18 
 2. Halcones 6-22 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 19

May. 20: Aguilas - Bambuqueros 83-99
May. 20: Piratas - Once Caldas 111-91
May. 20: Academia - Bucaros 100-108


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tayron THOMAS
  Piratas
  (191-PG-84)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Thomas, Piratas22.9 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.2 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.21.2 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Rafael B.18.6 
 7. Gilbert, Bucaros18.5 
 8. Crawford, Academia18.4 
 9. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros13.2 
 2. Crawford, Academia11.4 
 3. Northern, Rafael B.10.9 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Piratas10.8 
 5. Smith, Aguilas9.5 
 6. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 7. Blue, Academia8.3 
 8. Newsome, Bambuque.7.5 
 9. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 10. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Moreno, Piratas5.6 
 2. Mayfield, Aguilas5.5 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.5.3 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.4 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.4 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Bacci, Aguilas3.4 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.4 
 9. Jordan, Once Cald.3.1 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.0 
 2. Mayfield, Aguilas1.7 
 3. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.7 
 4. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 5. Jordan, Once Cald.1.5 
 6. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.4 
 7. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 8. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 9. Cortes, Once Cald.1.3 
 10. Bacci, Aguilas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Rafael B.
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Rafael B.2.2 
 2. Perez, Bambuqueros0.9 
 3. Newsome, Bambuque.0.8 
 4. Farley, Academia0.8 
 5. Blue, Academia0.6 
 6. Cuero, Aguilas0.5 
 7. Smith, Aguilas0.5 
 8. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 
 9. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.5 
 10. Baquero, Halcones0.5 


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

35-year old center Quentin Smith (205-C-77) had a great game in the last round for Aguilas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Bambuqueros (#1, 14-5) 83-99. Aguilas maintains the 6th position in Colombian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 14 games and recorded just five victories. In the team's last game Smith had a remarkable 58.3% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Aguilas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Mississippi State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Smith is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.5rpg) and averages solid 58.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Darrin Dorsey (188-PG) of top-ranked Bambuqueros. He is American guard in his first season at Bambuqueros. In the last game Dorsey recorded impressive double-double of 19 points and 13 assists. Of course he lead Bambuqueros to another comfortable win 99-83 over the lower-ranked Aguilas (#6, 5-14) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Bambuqueros still keep the league's top spot. His team has currently 14-5 record. Dorsey is one of the most experienced players at Bambuqueros and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Edgar Moreno (190-G-81, agency: Dream Team Management) of Piratas (#3). Moreno showcased his all-around game by recording 14 points, five rebounds and thirteen assists (!!!) in the last round. He was a key player of Piratas, leading his team to a 111-91 easy win against #4 ranked Once Caldas in a game of the week. Piratas needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Moreno has a great season in Colombia. After 45 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.6apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84) of Piratas - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85) of Bucaros - 31 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Justin Garris (196-F/G-89) of Once Caldas - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Cesar Chavez Jacobo (196-PG-85) of Academia - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81) of Bambuqueros - 29 points and 4 rebounds
9. John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Bucaros - 15 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Lawrence Gilbert (200-F-86) of Bucaros - 30 points and 2 rebounds

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



PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION DAY 19 - SECOND PHASE RESULTS - by Victor Garcia

Piratas controlled the defensive boards and run the fastbreak against a slow Manizales OC defensive transition to defeat the OC in Bogota and clinch the third seed entering the semi-final playoffs, Tayron Thomas again was the top scorer of Piratas, in the OC Justin Garris had a lonely effort.
Piratas de Bogota 111- T. Thomas 27 pts, E. Arteaga 20 pts
Manizales OC 91- J. Garris 26 pts, A. Jordan 14 pts

Bukaros got the second seed defeating the Academia in Medellin, Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City) had a 7 of 12 beyond the arc to lead the winners with 31 pts, L. Gilbert mad 7 of 9 three pointers to post 30 pts, in the green side Cesar Chavez had 27 pts, the Academia use all its youngs proven that despite this bad year the future could be better is a matter of confidence.
Academia de la Montana 100- C. Chavez 27 pts, C. Londono 21 pts
Bukaros Freskaleche 108- N. Covington 31 pts, L. Gilbert 30 pts

Bambuqueros defeated the Aguilas de Tunja as visitor , Stalin Ortiz leaded the Neivas team one more time.
Aguilas de Tunja 83- Q. Smith 28 pts + 16 rebs.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 99- S. Ortiz 29 pts.




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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

Semi-Finals: Round 2

May. 21: Jolly - Cibona 67-73
May. 22: Cedevita - Zadar


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Ross, Jolly20.6 
 2. Budimir, Osjecki18.4 
 3. Batina, Djuro D.15.9 
 4. Saric, Cibona15.3 
 5. Delas, Zadar15.1 
 6. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 7. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 8. Rembert, Krizevci14.5 
 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. Saric, Cibona8.3 
 4. Radic, Kvarner 20107.3 
 5. Mrva, Jolly7.3 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 7. Jakolis, Dubrovnik7.0 
 8. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.6 
 9. Travis, Zadar6.4 
 10. Poscic, KK Zagreb6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Jerel BLASSINGAME
  Cibona
  (175-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Blassingame, Cibona5.3 
 2. Krivec, Kvarner5.1 
 3. Car, KK Zagreb4.0 
 4. Tomeljak, Osjecki3.9 
 5. Glavinic, Sloboda3.8 
 6. Ross, Jolly3.6 
 7. Rembert, Krizevci3.6 
 8. Panduric, Darda3.4 
 9. Katic, KK Split3.4 
 10. Pesut, Zabok3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Jolly
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Ross, Jolly2.8 
 2. Saric, Cibona2.1 
 3. Strawberry, Cibona2.1 
 4. Katic, KK Split1.9 
 5. Car, KK Zagreb1.8 
 6. Ramljak, Zadar1.7 
 7. Budimir, Osjecki1.6 
 8. Bicvic, Darda1.5 
 9. Travis, Zadar1.5 
 10. Krstanovic, Krize.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.9 
 2. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 3. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 4. Saric, Cibona1.0 
 5. Nurkic, Zadar0.9 
 6. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 7. Trepalovac, Darda0.8 
 8. Sobin, KK Split0.7 
 9. Bundovic, Zabok0.7 
 10. Djerman, Zabok0.7 


Ante Tomic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Croatian players, who play currently abroad.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Spain). He led Regal FC Barcelona to a victory over the ninth-ranked Unicaja Malaga (18-16) 57-50 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Tomic was MVP of the game. He recorded 11 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes on the court. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Tomic's first season with the team. Tomic belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #3 with 6.6rpg. He also averaged so far 11.9ppg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 61.5%(174-283) and FT: 62.4% in the 34 games he played so far. Tomic played for the Croatian senior national team two years ago.

Kresimir Loncar
Kresimir Loncar
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Kresimir Loncar (210-83, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in Khimky's victory against the fourth-ranked VEF Riga (11-7) crushing them 82-60 in the VTB United League last Sunday. Loncar scored 14 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. BC Khimky Moscow Region (14-4) is placed first in group A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season Loncar averages: 8.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 62.9%(66-105) and FT: 84.1%. He played for the Croatian national team in 2010.

Jakov Vladovic
Jakov Vladovic
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Jakov Vladovic (187-83, also represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Slovenia). Vladovic was the main contributor in Krka's victory against the second-ranked Un.Olimpija (7-3) 81-68 in the Slovenian Telemach League on Monday night. He was the best player in that game. Vladovic recorded 15 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists in 31 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Krka Novo Mesto (9-1) is placed first. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Vladovic is ranked fifth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.1apg. This year his other stats are: 9.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 91.7%(22-24) in the 16 games. Vladovic played for the Croatian national team four years ago.

Damir Markota
Damir Markota
   #4. Forward Damir Markota (209-85, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Besiktas (19-11) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Besiktas was edged 68-65 on the road by the higher-ranked Banvit BK (#3). Markota was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 9 rebounds. Markota's overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Swedish. Markota is also Croatian national team player.

Drazen Bubnic
Drazen Bubnic
   #5. Former U20 international forward Drazen Bubnic (206-86, currently plays in Slovenia), who plays in the Slovenian Telemach League was not able to help Un.Olimpija (7-3) in their last game. Despite his good performance the second-placed Un.Olimpija was edged 79-77 at home by the leading Krka in the Places 1-6 group. Bubnic was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 35 minutes. This year Bubnic's overall stats are: 6.1ppg and 2.4rpg in the 16 games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team seven years ago.

Dontaye Draper
Dontaye Draper
   #6. Point guard Dontaye Draper (180-84, college: Charleston, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Lagun Aro GBC (8-26) crushing them 100-67 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Draper recorded 6 points. Real Madrid (30-4) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Draper's total stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.8apg. He is a naturalized American. Draper is a former international player as he played for the Croatian senior team two years ago. He used to play for Cedevita Zagreb in Croatian league.

Jasmin Perkovic
Jasmin Perkovic
   #7. An experienced former U21 international forward Jasmin Perkovic (205-80, currently plays in Slovenia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Drazen Bubnic. But that was another game of his team in Slovenian Telemach League which we would like to mention. Perkovic contributed to Un.Olimpija's victory against the leader Krka (9-1) 73-68. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Union Olimpija Ljubljana (7-3) is placed second. This year Perkovic's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.5apg in the 15 games. He used to play for the Croatian U21 national team twelve years ago.

Damjan Rudez
Damjan Rudez
   #8. Forward Damjan Rudez (203-86, agency: FCM, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked UCAM Murcia (13-21) crushing them 108-74 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. Rudez recorded 16 points. CAI Zaragoza (21-13) is placed fifth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Rudez has relatively good stats this season: 10.9ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.2apg. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Jure Lalic
Jure Lalic
   #9. Former U20 international center Jure Lalic (210-86, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Slovenia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jakov Vladovic and both played together in the last Slovenian Telemach League game. Lalic contributed to Krka's victory against the second-ranked Un.Olimpija (7-3) 81-68. He recorded 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 25 minutes. Lalic has averaged so far 8.7ppg and 3.3rpg in the 15 games. He used to play for the Croatian U20 national team seven years ago.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #10. Point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Greece) contributed to Panathinaikos' victory against the closely-ranked PAOK (17-9) 71-61 in the Greek A1 in Saturday night's game. Ukic scored 6 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Panathinaikos Athens (21-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's 16th consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Ukic has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 1.7rpg and 2.3apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

   #11. Former international power forward Mario Delas (207-90, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in VTB United League) was not able to secure a victory for Zalgiris in their game against BC Nizhny Novgorod in the VTB United League. Delas scored only 4 points in 15 minutes. His team was edged 60-59. Delas has averaged so far 5.0ppg and 3.2rpg in the 21 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team four years ago.

   #12. International center Luka Zoric (211-84, currently plays in Spain) faced previously mentioned Ante Tomic in the Spanish ACB last game. Zoric couldn't help Unicaja Malaga in their game against Regal FC Barcelona. He was the second best scorer with 7 points. His team was defeated 57-50. This season Zoric has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.

   #13. Former international power forward Tomislav Ruzic (207-79, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Tofas in their game against Anadolu Efes in the Turkish TBL, despite his good performance in Monday night's game. Ruzic scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 22 minutes. But his team lost 72-86. Ruzic has averaged so far 8.3ppg and 3.6rpg in the 33 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team thirteen years ago.

   #14. Former international swingman Mario Stojic (198-80, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Base Oostende in their game against Okapi Aalstar in the Belgian Ethias League. Despite his very good performance last Tuesday Stojic recorded 13 points. Stojic has reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.7apg. He used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2009.

   #15. International center Darko Planinic (211-90, currently plays in Israel) managed to help Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv in a 2-point victoryagainst the second-ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv 76-74 in a derby game in the Israeli Winner League on Thursday night. Planinic scored only 4 points in 5 minutes on the court. Planinic has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 2.4rpg in the 20 games. He is also in the roster of the Croatian national team.

The list of other players, who all have Croatian passport but never been selected to any of Croatian national teams:

   #1. Experienced Igor Milicic (194-G-76, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL could not help AZS Koszalin (18-14) to beat Stelmet ZG (20-12). Milicic scored 7 points in 23 minutes. AZS Koszalin lost 83-89 on the road to the lower-ranked (#3) Stelmet ZG in the Places 7-12 group. Milicic has been at the team for five years. He has averaged so far 4.7ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.8apg in the 26 games he played so far. Milicic has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Polish.

   #2. Marin Bavcevic (182-PG-88, college: TCU, currently plays in Switzerland), who plays in the Swiss LNA was not able to help Lugano Tigers (16-10) in their last game. Despite his good performance Lugano Tigers were crushed 93-65 in Geneve by the leading Lions. Bavcevic recorded 10 points in 19 minutes. It was Lugano Tigers' first loss after four consecutive victories. Bavcevic has averaged so far 2.5ppg and 1.5apg in the 29 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Swiss.



Cibona extends contract with Jerel Blassingame - by Dajana Karl

KK Cibona VIP Zagreb is very satisfied with with 32-year-old PG, Jerel Blassingame (175-PG-81, college: UNLV), so they extended his contract for another season.

Blassingame arrived to KK Cibona VIP Zagreb in January this year from Polish Asseco Prokom Gdynia.
In the 8 games of Adriatic league, he averaged 14.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.8 assists.

Besides KK Cibona VIP Zagreb and Asseco Prokom, Blassingame have played with Ydra Asfalistiki ENAD Agios Dometios and Keravnos Cyprus College from Cyprus, Solna Vikings and Stockholm from Sweden, Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion from Israel, BC Odessa from Ukraine, and Energa Czarni Slupsk from Poland.





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Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.3 
 5. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 6. Fields, Levice16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
 10. Venta, J.Hradec15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.6 
 4. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.8 
 5. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.6 
 6. Simmons, Levice7.4 
 7. Kohout, BK Prost.7.4 
 8. Nuhanovic, Levice7.2 
 9. Reese, Usti n.6.8 
 10. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Rahsaan AMES
  NH Ostrava
  (184-PG-78)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 2. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.6 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.3 
 7. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. Venta, J.Hradec4.0 
 10. Carter, CEZ N.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 4. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.0 
 5. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 6. Bolds, BC Kolin1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 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. Kohout, BK Prost.1.0 
 5. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 7. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Kramny, B&W Opava0.8 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.8 


BK Prostejov advanced to the Finals - by Eurobasket News

BK Prostejov - NH Ostrava 86-64 (3-2)

BK Prostejov advanced to the Finals after an 86:64 win in the decisive game against Ostrava. The game was mostly controlled by BK Prostejov. NH Ostrava managed to win second period 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BK Prostejov dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to NH Ostrava's 26. 26 personal fouls committed by NH Ostrava helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) stepped up and scored 25 points and 9 rebounds (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) for the winners and forward Ondrej Kohout (204-91) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds. Four BK Prostejov players scored in double figures. American forward Jeremiah Wilson (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 15 rebounds and the other American import point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) scored 6 points and 7 assists.
Top scorers:
BK Prostejov: K.Svrdlik 25+9reb+1ast, P.Slezak 14+1reb, R.Marko 13+2reb+8ast, O.Kohout 12+12reb+2ast, J.Bohacik 10+4reb+2ast, D.Pandula 9+4reb+5ast
NH Ostrava: J.Wilson 18+15reb+2ast, A.Ciz 12+2reb+2ast, A.Dufault 11+2reb+2ast, R.Ames 6+4reb+7ast, C.Barnes 5+3reb, F.Zbranek 5+1reb
gschID: 241241



Ondrej Balvin selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Czech Republic players, who play currently abroad.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Ondrej Balvin (216-92, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help one of league's weakest teams Cajasol (12-22) in their last game. Despite Balvin's good performance Cajasol lost 68-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#14) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Balvin also added 7 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court. The Regular Season already ended. This year Balvin averages: 3.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 59.2%(42-71) and FT: 60.6% in the 29 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Pavel Pumprla
Pavel Pumprla
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Pavel Pumprla (198-86, currently plays in Spain). Pumprla led Blusens Monbus to a victory against the closely-ranked Gescrap BB (19-15) 79-73 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB (18-16) is placed eighth in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Pumprla's first season with the team. Pumprla's overall stats this year are: 6.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 57.6%(76-132), 3FGP: 33.3%. He is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Ondrej Balvin and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Satoransky, who plays in the Spanish ACB. He was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams Cajasol (12-22) in their last game. Despite Satoransky's good performance Cajasol lost 68-76 on their home court in Sevilla to the higher-ranked (#14) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Satoransky also added 4 passes in 30 minutes. Satoransky is currently fourth on the list of best passers with 4.2apg. This year his other stats are: 12.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 78.6% in the 33 games. Satoransky is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Jiri Hubalek
Jiri Hubalek
   #4. Center Jiri Hubalek (208-82, agency: Two Points, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy) contributed to an Umana Venezia's surprising victory against the league leader Cimberio Varese (23-7) 84-72 in the Italian SerieA in Thursday night's game. He recorded 6 points. Umana Reyer Venezia (16-14) is placed eighth in the SerieA. Hubalek's overall stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2009.

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #5. International shooting guard David Jelinek (194-90, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Caja Laboral (25-9) in their game against CB Canarias (17-17) in the Spanish ACB. Jelinek did not have that impressive stats last Sunday. He recorded only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. Caja Laboral lost 94-99 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#10) CB Canarias. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Jelinek averages just 2.3ppg in the 13 games. He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.

Tomas Hampl
Tomas Hampl
   #6. Center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a River Andorra's victory against the sixth-ranked Caceres Basket (12-14) 82-70 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Sunday night. Hampl recorded 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. B.C. River Andorra (20-3) is placed in the LEB Gold. Hampl's overall stats this season are: 7.3ppg and 3.7rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Czech Republic passport:

   #1. Jan Kratochvil (200-F-82, currently plays in Slovakia) managed to help MBK Rieker Komarno in a 1-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Inter Bratislava (20-15) 73-72 in the Slovakian Extraliga in Wednesday night's game. Kratochvil scored only 4 points in 10 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. MBK Rieker Komarno (24-11) is placed second in the Extraliga. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. This year Kratochvil's overall stats are: 5.7ppg and 2.8rpg in the 38 games he played so far.

Other top Czech Republic players, who play abroad:

Jan Vesely (211-F-90) plays for Washington Wizards in the NBA
Jakub Kudlacek (193-PG-90) plays for Cantu in Italian SerieA
Simon Pursl (200-C-97) plays for CAI Zaragoza in Spanish ACB
Tomas Kyzlink (197-F/G-93) plays for Asefa Estudiantes in Spanish ACB
Adam Pechacek (207-F/C-95) plays for Oknoplast BO in Italian SerieA
Ales Chan (216-C-80) plays for Apoel in Cypriot Division A
Michal Kremen (200-G/F-81) plays for Apoel in Cypriot Division A
Prokop Slanina (204-C-95) plays for Angelico Biella in Italian SerieA

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Czech Republic playing currently abroad. Go to Czech Republic Abroad Page to see completed list.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Sammy Mejia selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

We bring you last week's top performances from Dominicans who are playing abroad and who all have had prior experience of national team duties at youth or senior level.

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). He led Banvit BK to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Besiktas (19-11) 68-65 in the Turkish TBL in Friday night's game. Mejia was MVP of the game. He recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and made 3 blocks in 30 minutes on the court. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (25-5) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Mejia has relatively good stats this year: 13.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.5apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 60.3%(129-214), 3FGP: 48.4%(30-62) and FT: 76.1% in the 33 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Mejia played for the Dominican Republic senior national team eight years ago. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Eulis Baez
Eulis Baez
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Eulis Baez (198-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Spain). Baez was the major contributor in a G.Canaria 2014's victory against the 16th-ranked Blancos de Rueda (12-22) 78-62 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks. Herbalife Gran Canaria 2014 (19-15) is placed seventh in the ACB. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Baez's first season with the team. This year Baez averages: 8.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 56.5%(83-147), 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 76.2%. He played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2009.

Jeff Greer
Jeff Greer
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international swingman Jeff Greer (196-79, college: Rutgers, currently plays in France). Greer managed to help Strasbourg IG to win against the closely-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (18-12) 74-66 in the French ProA in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 5 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Strasbourg IG (18-12) is placed second in the ProA. Greer is currently sixth on the list of best rebounders and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). His overall stats this season are: 6.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 2FGP: 42.2%, 3FGP: 26.6% and FT: 70.4%. Greer is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. He played for the Dominican Republic national team four years ago. Greer used to play for Cocolos de San Pedro de Macoris in Dominican Republic league.

Josh Asselin
Josh Asselin
   #4. Power forward Josh Asselin (210-78, college: Michigan, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB could not help Assignia Manresa (6-28) to beat Valencia Basket (22-12). He recorded 8 points in 19 minutes. The bottom-ranked Assignia Manresa was crushed 90-59 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#4) Valencia Basket. It was Assignia Manresa's fifth consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. This year Asselin has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg and 3.3rpg in the 34 games. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Asselin used to play for the Dominican Republic national team back in 2006. He played also for Naco in Dominican Republic league.

Rome Sanders
Rome Sanders
   #5. Former international power forward Rome Sanders (203-84, college: Florida A&M, currently plays in Colombia) led Once Caldas to an easy victory against the sixth-ranked Patriotas (5-14) crushing them 114-93 in the Colombian DPB last Saturday. Sanders scored 16 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 38 minutes. Once Caldas de Manizales (10-9) is placed fourth in Places 1-6 group. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. Sanders has reliable stats this year: 13.3ppg and 6.6rpg in the 18 games. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Sanders used to play for the Dominican Republic national team six years ago. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

The list of other players, who all have Dominican Republic passport but never been selected to any of Dominican Republic national teams:

   #1. Experienced Edward Santana (203-F-80, currently plays in Venezuela), who plays in the Venezuelan LPB could not help Gaiteros (28-24) in their last game. Despite Santana's very good performance Gaiteros was edged 77-74 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Gigantes. He had a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 12 rebounds. Santana also added 3 blocks in 38 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Santana is ranked fourth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (second place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Santana averages: 21.0ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.7spg in the 38 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Spanish and Dominican Republic.

   #2. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Baloncesto Fuenlabrada's victory against the closely-ranked Cajasol (12-22) 76-68 in the Spanish ACB in Sunday night's game. Feldeine recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals (made all of his six free throws); quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (12-22) is placed 14th in the ACB. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended. Feldeine is currently second on the league's list of top scorers. This season he has very high stats. Feldeine averages: 15.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Apparently Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #3. Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in France) led Strasbourg IG to a victory against the ninth-ranked JDA Dijon (15-15) 75-66 in the French ProA last Wednesday. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Strasbourg IG (18-12) is placed second in the ProA. Greer belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #6) and also on the list of best passers (sixth place). He has very reliable stats this year: 13.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg in the 32 games. Greer has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #4. Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81, currently plays in Venezuela), who plays in the Venezuelan LPB was not able to help Guaros (24-27) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Martinez's very good performance Guaros was edged 99-97 in Maracaibo by the higher-ranked Gaiteros (#3). He was the second best scorer with 22 points. Martinez also added 9 rebounds and dished 6 assists. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Martinez belongs to league's top scorers (ranked #6) and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). This season he has very high stats. Martinez averages: 19.3ppg, 12.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.

   #5. Elys Guzman (206-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St., currently plays in Venezuela) led Panteras to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Guaiqueries (19-32) 95-92 in the Venezuelan LPB in Thursday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Guzman scored 24 points and grabbed 9 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) in 36 minutes. Panteras de Miranda (19-32) is placed second from the bottom (#9) in the LPB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Guzman has very impressive stats this year: 16.4ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4apg in the seven games.

   #6. Tjoe de Paula (185-PG-81, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Holland), who plays in the Dutch Eredivisie was not able to secure a victory for Leeuwarden (20-16) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Leeuwarden was edged 74-73 on the opponent's court by the second-ranked Leiden. de Paula was the second best scorer with 17 points (made all of his six free throws). de Paula's overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and Dutch.

   #7. Gerardo Suero (193-G-89, college: Albany, currently plays in Venezuela) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jack Michael Martinez. But that was another game of his team in Venezuelan LPB which we would like to mention. Suero led Guaros to a victory over the league outsider Toros 82-75. He was the best player in that game. Suero scored 20 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 37 minutes. Suero has very impressive stats this year: 20.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.6spg in the nine games.

   #8. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, currently plays in Puerto Rico), who plays in the Puerto Rican BSN couldn't help Cangrejeros (15-7) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the league leader Cangrejeros was defeated 80-75 in Guaynabo by the much lower-ranked Mets (#8). Sosa was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 7 passes. Sosa's overall stats this season are: 4.6ppg and 1.7apg.

   #9. Juan Coronado (193-G-83, agency: Dream Team Management, currently plays in Puerto Rico), who plays in the Puerto Rican BSN couldn't help Brujos (10-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance Brujos lost 86-92 in Arecibo to the higher-ranked (#5) Capitanes. Coronado scored 10 points, had 7 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 3 balls in 40 minutes. Coronado belongs to league's best passers (ranked #5) and also on the list of most steals (first place). He has very reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg and 2.3spg in the 22 games.

   #10. Elpidio Fortuna (188-G-85, currently plays in Puerto Rico) contributed to Leones' victory against the seventh-ranked Brujos 85-78 in the Puerto Rican BSN on Monday night. Fortuna scored 13 points and added 5 passes. Fortuna is currently second on the league's list of most steals. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg.



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  EABC   


South Korea clinch the title in Incheon - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
South Korea -China 79:68
South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon. The hosts posted all the victories in the tournament and managed to beat China in the Final game, 79:68.
Both teams deserved the Final game. South Korea started the game with 19-13 lead and managed dot win the first half by 7 points. China replied with 20-17 in the third quarter and reduced to 4 points entering the last stanza. South Korea however needed a final 19-12 rally to seal the victory and the title.
Kim Mingoo (188-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Park Chan-Hee (190-G-87) nailed 15. Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) posted 13, while Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) and Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) had 12 each. Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Li Muhao (218-C-92) had 12. Sun TongLin (208-F/C-92) and Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) followed them with 11 points each in defeat.

South Korea: Kim Mingoo 18, Park Chan-Hee 15, Kim Jong-Kyu 13, Lee Jung-Hyun 12, Lee Jong-Hyun 12
China: Guo Ailun 17, Li Muhao 12, Sun TongLin 11, Wang Zhelin 11

Bronze medals game
Japan - Hong Kong 87:71
Japan stepped onto the pedestal at the East Asian Championship that finished today in Incheon. They overcame Hong Kong in the consolation final tonight. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) erupted for 28 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Japan led by a single point 19:18 after the opening quarter. But they stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan arrived at the interval up by 7 points 41:34. Japan continued to mount the pressure in the third period. Hong Kong lagged behind to face a 10-point deficit into the fourth quarter. Japan kept Hong Kong at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 22 points and grabbed 15 boards for Japan. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) added 9 points for the winners. Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) answered with game-high 31 points for Hong Kong. Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 28, Kosuke Takeuchi 22+15 boards, Yuya Nagayoshi 9
Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 31, Liang Man Hung 11



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  ESTONIA   


Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Estonian League 1st Team 2013
Justin Ingram
Ingram
Brandis Raley-Ross
Raley-Ross
Maris Laksa
Laksa
Gary Wilkinson
Wilkinson
Frank Elegar
Elegar

Finals MVP: Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) of Kalev/Cramo
Player of the Year: Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo
Guard of the Year: Justin Ingram (188-PG-85) of TU/Rock
Forward of the Year: Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo
Center of the Year: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo
Bosman Player of the Year: Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas
Import Player of the Year: Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo
Domestic Player of the Year: Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas
Defensive Player of the Year: Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) of Rapla
Coach of the Year: Alar Varrak of Kalev/Cramo

1st Team
PG: Justin Ingram (188-PG-85) of TU/Rock
G: Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) of Tarvas
F: Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas
F/C: Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Kalev/Cramo
C: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo

2nd Team
PG: Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas
F: Erik Keedus (198-F-90) of TTU
G: Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu
C: Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu
F: Ike Okoye (206-F-86) of Tln Kalev

Honorable Mention
Joosep Toome (208-C-85) of TU/Rock
Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) of Kalev/Cramo
Renato Lindmets (200-F-84) of Tarvas
Osvaldas Matulionis (200-F-91) of Parnu
Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) of Valga
Siim Laur (189-G-87) of Hito/Johvi
Martin Dorbek (194-G-91) of Rapla
Bamba Fall (217-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Reimo Tamm (185-PG-84) of Tarvas
G: Tanel Sokk (182-G-85) of Kalev/Cramo
F: Renato Lindmets (200-F-84) of Tarvas
F: Erik Keedus (198-F-90) of TTU
C: Rain Raadik (208-C-89) of Parnu

All-Imports Team
PG: Justin Ingram (188-PG-85) of TU/Rock
G: Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87) of Tarvas
F: Ike Okoye (206-F-86) of Tln Kalev
C: Bamba Fall (217-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo
C: Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Kalev/Cramo

All-Bosmans Team
G: Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Kalev/Cramo
G: Augustas Peciukevicius (192-G-91) of Parnu
F: Maris Laksa (205-F-81) of Tarvas
F: Osvaldas Matulionis (200-F-91) of Parnu
C: Raitis Grafs (208-C-81) of Valga



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Linas Kleiza is confirmed for Lithuanian National Team - by Eurobasket News

Linas Kleiza (203-SF-85, college: Missouri) is confirmed for Lithuanian National Team. The NBA Star will play for the team at EuroBasket 2013.
Linas Kleiza is a well-known player not only in Europe, but also in the US. He played for Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets and then head back to Europe for one season. In 2009-2010 Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus offered a stunning 2,300,000 salary for him as he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 80.0%. In Euroleague he became the top-scorer with 17.1ppg, Reb-4 (6.5rpg), 1.3apg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 79.8%
In 2010-2011 moved to Toronto Raptors (NBA, starting five) and averaged 11.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 29.8%, FT: 63.1%. In 2011-2012 for Toronto Raptors (NBA) his stats read 9.7ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 81.0%. Last season Linas Kleiza showed 7.4 points per game.
Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84, agency: Alti Sport) and Martynas Pocius (196-SG-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) were named in the 15-strong Lithuanian national team preliminary squad as well.



Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka look forward to Eurobasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Marc Gasol (216-C-85, agency: Interperformances) and Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) look forward to Eurobasket 2013. Juan Antonio Orenga is sure both of them can play on the same level as absent Pau Gasol.
Marc Gasol spent his best season in NBA. He has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year. LeBron James finished second, with Serge Ibaka finishing third. In 2011-2012 for Memphis Grizzlies (NBA, starting five) Marc Gasol 14.6 points per game and 7.6 rebounds. In the first Semifinal game he scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Serge Ibakas season in NBA is finished. His Oklahoma City Thunder lost to Marc Gasols Memphis in the Quarterfinal series. This season he showed massive 13.1 points per game and had 7.8 rebounds.



Israeli Omri Casspi is ready for his trip to Slovenia - by Eurobasket News

Israeli Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) is ready for his trip to Slovenia to help his side at Eurobasket 2013. The only NBAer in the team, Omri Casspi will be the key player for his National team.
Two years ago the Head Coach of the Israeli NT Arik Shivek had to release Casspi from the squad and they went without him to Lithuania. Omri Casspi had 16.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.4 apg for 8 games in Qualifications to European Championships 2011. Two years ago in Poland he registered 5.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg for 5 games. Casspi spent earlier two seasons in the NBA. In his rookie year Casspi had 10.3 ppg and 4.5 rpg for 77 games. The Kings selected him as 23rd overall pick at the 2009 NBA Draft.
In 2012-2013 for Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five) his stats read 4.1 points per game. Israel will play the opener against United Kingdom.



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  FBA   


Chris Stephenson Named FBA Player of the Week - by Andrew Phillips

Tampa Bay Rebels guard Chris Stephenson (6'3''-G, college: NC-Asheville) has been named Player of the Week by the Florida Basketball Association. Stephenson averaged 26.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals, and 1 block as the Rebels won back to back games and remained undefeated. "Chris is doing a good job on both ends of the floor. He can play several positions effectively, however, his leadership skills have been the most important addition to the team," stated Head Coach / GM Fernando Rojas . Through the first five games of the 2013 season, Stephenson is averaging 22 points, 8.4 rebounds, 5.6 assists, and 3.4 steals per game.

Please visit www.tampabayrebels.com to follow Chris and get the latest information on the Tampa Bay Rebels.



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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.16.4 
 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, Chalon7.4 
 5. Dobbins, Poitiers7.0 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg7.0 
 7. McKenzie, Boulazac7.0 
 8. Collins, Roanne7.0 
 9. Sommerville, Nancy6.9 
 10. Ajinca, Strasbourg6.4 
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, Chalon5.4 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.4.8 
 6. Greer, Strasbourg4.8 
 7. Tchicamboud, Cha.4.7 
 8. Campbell, Stras.4.5 
 9. Bokolo, Gravelines4.3 
 10. Amagou, Roanne4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Souleyman DIABATE
  Nancy
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Diabate, Nancy2.2 
 2. Washington, Le Ma.2.0 
 3. Leloup, Dijon1.9 
 4. Melody, Dijon1.8 
 5. Albicy, Paris-Le.1.7 
 6. Greene, Orleans1.7 
 7. Jomby, Cholet1.6 
 8. Pellin, Orleans1.6 
 9. Schilb, Chalon1.6 
 10. Eldridge, s.Oliv.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. Vaty, Gravelines0.8 
 9. Fall, Poitiers0.8 
 10. Plaisted, Limoges0.8 


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Wilbert BROWN
  Maurienne
  (200-PF-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Brown, Maurienne21.3 
 2. Flowers, Denain20.6 
 3. Blue, Antibes19.2 
 4. Wood, Evreux18.3 
 5. Siggers, Strasbourg18.1 
 6. Hilliard, Antibes17.6 
 7. McKines, Alaska A.17.3 
 8. Sanders, Hermosillo17.2 
 9. Hannah, Evreux16.9 
 10. Gay, Le Portel16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jeremiah WOOD
  Evreux
  (200-C/F-85)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Wood, Evreux10.3 
 2. Jaiteh, Boulogne9.7 
 3. Bing, Maurienne9.6 
 4. Kitts, Denain9.1 
 5. McKines, Alaska A.8.9 
 6. Lesieu, St Quentin8.8 
 7. Wyatte, Bordeaux8.2 
 8. Jackson, Pau-La.8.1 
 9. Blue, Antibes7.7 
 10. Mathis, Nantes7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Errick CRAVEN
  St Vallier
  (188-G-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Craven, St Vallier6.6 
 2. Rowland, Boulogne6.0 
 3. Julien, Hyeres-Tou.5.9 
 4. Taylor, Le Portel5.8 
 5. Dumas, Bourg5.5 
 6. McIntosh, Feni I.5.4 
 7. Hannah, Evreux5.3 
 8. Huffman, Antibes5.3 
 9. Calvez, Charleville5.1 
 10. Da Silva, Rouen5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Fabien CALVEZ
  Charleville
  (187-G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Calvez, Charleville2.4 
 2. Mullins, Chalons-.2.2 
 3. Craven, St Vallier2.1 
 4. Sonko, Bourg1.9 
 5. Flowers, Denain1.8 
 6. Siggers, Strasbourg1.8 
 7. Brown, Maurienne1.8 
 8. Hachad, Fos Ouest1.7 
 9. Newson, Hyeres-T.1.6 
 10. Sane, Hyeres-Tou.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Moussa BADIANE
  Antibes
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Badiane, Antibes1.7 
 2. Gay, Le Portel1.5 
 3. Taccoen, Lille1.2 
 4. Chism, Maurienne1.1 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.1 
 6. Sane, Hyeres-Toul.1.0 
 7. Ho You Fat, Evreux0.9 
 8. Blue, Antibes0.9 
 9. Flowers, Denain0.9 
 10. Burrell, Chalons-.0.9 


Caskill left Cognac - by Eurobasket News

32-year old American center Ian Caskill (207-111kg-81, college: JMU) left Cognac BB (NM1). In 18 games he recorded 11.3ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.7apg this season. Caskill played there also last season. In 30 NM1 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 9.4rpg (#4 in the league), 2.2apg, 1.1spg and 1.3bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-French NM1 Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and voted to 1st Team. He won French NM2 Group B championship title in 2011.
Caskill has played also professionally in Austria, Holland (Zwolle) and France (Cholet, Saint-Quentin, Blois, GET Vosges and Valence).
He attended James Madison University until 2003 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



ProA Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Strasbourg and Nanterre claim first victories - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg - ASVEL 74-66

Strasbourg rallied past ASVEL to take 1-0 lead in the semifinal series. The hosts were ahead by 6 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 26-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. American Jason Siggers (188-85, college: Albany) stepped up and scored 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward John Shurna (205-90, college: Northwestern, agency: Priority Sports) chipped in 16 points. At the losing side the former international guard Edwin Jackson (191-89) responded with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and naturalized Mali forward Amara Sy (202-81) scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Strasbourg: J.Shurna 16+3reb+1ast, A.Ajinca 14+4reb, J.Siggers 11+7reb+3ast, R.Greer 8+8reb+1ast, L.Campbell 7+3reb+3ast, R.Duport 5+3reb
ASVEL: E.Jackson 15+5reb+4ast, A.Sy 14+6reb+4ast, A.Acker 13+5reb+2ast, M.Thompson 9+1reb+3ast, U.Nsonwu-Amadi 5+2reb, L.Jean-Charles 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 241265


Chalon - Nanterre 81-84

Nanterre surprised Chalon away from home to pull ahead in the series. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 18-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. JSF Nanterre shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American players dominated the game. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman David Lighty (195-88, college: Ohio St.) who helped to win the game recording 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Guard Trenton Meacham (188-85, college: Illinois) contributed with 11 points and 7 assists for the winners. Forward Shelden Williams (206-83, college: Duke) answered with 20 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field) and swingman Blake Schilb (200-83, college: Loyola, IL) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Chalon/Saor. Four Chalon/Saor players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: D.Lighty 25+6reb+5ast, J.Passave-Ducteil 13+8reb, T.Meacham 11+3reb+7ast, S.Brun 9+2reb+3ast, J.Palacios 7+3reb+1ast, C.Warren 7+4ast
Chalon: S.Williams 20+4reb+3ast, B.Schilb 19+1reb+4ast, M.Denmon 12+4reb+1ast, K.Houston 10+2reb+5ast, J.Aboudou 8+6reb+2ast, S.Tchicamboud 5+2reb+8ast
gschID: 241264



ProB Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Chalons-Reims and Antibes with road wins - by Eurobasket News

Evreux - Chalons-Reims 74-80

Chalons-Reims fired past Evreux on the road to open the semifinal series. It looked good early as ALM Evreux took an 5-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Chalons-Reims had a 20-13 second period charge getting the lead and ALM Evreux was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 74-80. American forward Justin Burrell (206-88, college: St.John's) nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and swingman Rodrigue Mels (188-85, college: CS Northridge, agency: Three Eye Sports) accounted for 19 points. Center Garry Florimont (203-87) came up with 20 points and 6 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American point guard Clevin Hannah (180-87, college: Wichita St., agency: Court Side) added 17 points and 7 assists respectively for ALM Evreux in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Evreux: G.Florimont 20+6reb+3ast, C.Hannah 17+1reb+7ast, D.Reed 16+5reb+2ast, J.Wood 9+8reb+1ast, S.Ho You Fat 7+6reb+3ast, G.Costentin 3+6reb
Chalons-Reims: A.Tsagarakis 22+1reb+1ast, R.Mels 19+4reb+3ast, J.Burrell 16+10reb+2ast, B.Mullins 7+2reb+2ast, T.Johnson 7+7reb+3ast, K.Corre 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 241261


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Antibes 78-83

Antibes made another step towards the Finals as they victoriously opened the semifinal series versus Pau-Lacq-Orthez. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 44-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Olympique Antibes made 25-of-31 free shots (80.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Pau-Lacq-Orthez turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Pau-Lacq-Orthez helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American swingman Anthony Hilliard (193-86, college: Elizabeth City) stepped up and scored 23 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) for the winners and Raphael Desroses (199-80, agency: Fusion Sports) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Brian Boddicker (204-81, college: Texas) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and David Denave (195-85) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: B.Boddicker 20+5reb+3ast, D.Denave 12+6reb+4ast, A.Mendy 12+4reb+2ast, R.Lesca 9+2reb+3ast, S.Driss 8+3reb+3ast, J.Morency 6+4reb
Antibes: A.Hilliard 23+5reb+1ast, R.Desroses 15+5reb, T.Blue 10+4reb+1ast, M.Badiane 8+6reb+1ast, L.Bengaber 7+1reb+1ast, T.Huffman 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 241260



Nantes bring in Souarata Cisse - by Eurobasket News

Nantes bring in Souarata Cisse (197-G/F-86) to the roster. The 27-year old naturalized Mali swingman Souarata Cisse was announced by Hermine Nantes Atlantique.
He played most recently at Hyeres-Toulon in ProA. However his team was relegated to ProB. In 28 games he averaged 8.0ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.5apg last season.
The earlier season Cisse played at Stade Clermont (NM3). In 32 games he had 13.9ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.6apg that season. Part of previous (09-10) season he spent at Lille Metropole. In 7 games he had 7.1ppg and 2.0rpg. Cisse also played at SPO Rouen that season. But in four games he had just 1.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
In 2008-09 season he played at JSF Nanterre (ProA). In 34 games he had 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg. Cisse's team won French ProA Regular Season in 2006. He represented France at the European Championships U20 in Izmir (Turkey) seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 18.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 45.2%, FT: 72.2%.
Cisse has played previously for four other France teams: Pau-Lacq-Orthez, Paris-Levallois, Blois and Centre Federal du Basket-Ball.



Alaska Aces ink Wendell McKines, ex Rouen - by Eurobasket News

Alaska Aces (PBA) signed 25-year old American forward Wendell McKines (198-103kg-88, college: New Mexico State). He just played at SPO Rouen Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.3spg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as McKines' college team won WAC Tournament in 2010 and 2012. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 6 1st Team in 2012.
McKines graduated from New Mexico State in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Daye Kaba agreed terms with Rueil - by Eurobasket News

Rueil Athletic Club (NM1) inked 27-year old guard Daye Kaba (190-86, college: Marist). He started the season at Le Puy, the newcomer in NM2. The last season Kaba was tested by ALM Evreux (ProB). In 15 games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Charleville-Mezieres. In 34 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg that season. Kaba's team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2007.
He graduated from Marist College in 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Daye Kaba agreed terms with Rueil - by Eurobasket News

Rueil Athletic Club (NM1) inked 27-year old guard Daye Kaba (190-86, college: Marist). He started the season at Le Puy, the newcomer in NM2. The last season Kaba was tested by ALM Evreux (ProB). In 15 games he recorded just 2.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at Charleville-Mezieres. In 34 games he averaged 7.1ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.3apg that season. Kaba's team made it to the ACC Tournament Semifinals in 2007.
He graduated from Marist College in 2010 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  FYR MACEDONIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo20.7 
 2. Abukar, Rabotnicki18.3 
 3. Stojanovski, MZT S.17.8 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.16.5 
 5. Trajkovski, Feni I.16.1 
 6. Radunovic, Lirija16.1 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.15.8 
 8. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.5 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.7 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.9 
 2. Kerkez, Vardar9.6 
 3. Radunovic, Lirija7.0 
 4. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.0 
 5. Kostevski, Vardar6.8 
 6. Gecevski, MZT S.6.5 
 7. Tasovski, Lirija5.7 
 8. Abukar, Rabotnicki5.7 
 9. Cekovski, MZT S.5.7 
 10. Jelesijevic, Rabo.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Goran SAMARDZIEV
  Feni I.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Samardziev, Feni I.4.3 
 2. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.8 
 3. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.7 
 4. McIntosh, Feni I.3.3 
 5. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.3 
 6. Morban, del Siglo3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.1 
 8. Bakic, MZT Skopje2.8 
 9. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Balsa RADUNOVIC
  Lirija
  (207-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Radunovic, Lirija1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 3. Morban, del Siglo1.4 
 4. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 5. Stajic, Lirija1.3 
 6. Kerkez, Vardar1.1 
 7. McIntosh, Feni I.1.1 
 8. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.1 
 9. Ugrinoski, Lirija1.1 
 10. Vucurovic, Feni I.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Gecevski, MZT S.1.1 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.0.9 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.8 
 8. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.7 
 9. Abukar, Rabotnicki0.5 
 10. Arsic, ABA S.0.5 


Prva Liga Round 2 of Finals. MZT Skopje earn second win in a row - by Eurobasket News

Kozuv - MZT Skopje 81-89

MZT Skopje celebrated the second straight win over Kozuv to clear off in the title series. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Kozuv won third quarter 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American swingman Cade Davis (197-88, college: Oklahoma) scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and international center Todor Gecevski (209-77, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) responded with 17 points and 6 assists and Serbian power forward Slobodan Bozovic (207-79) scored 13 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kozuv's coach Marjan Srbinovski rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Kozuv: M.Pekovic 17+4reb+6ast, S.Bozovic 13+4reb+1ast, I.Penov 11+2reb, D.Karadzovski 10+4reb+2ast, V.Filipovic 8+3reb, Z.Gocevski 7+2reb
MZT Skopje: C.Davis 33+5reb+1ast, T.Gecevski 20+7reb+4ast, G.Cekovski 14+9reb+3ast, D.Stojanovski 12+5reb+2ast, B.Bakic 5+1reb+3ast, D.Noa 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 241230



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  GEORGIA   

Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.9 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.18.4 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.18.3 
 4. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi16.8 
 6. Fatsatsia, Olimpi16.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 8. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.15.9 
 9. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.5 
 2. Archibeque, MIA A.11.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.6 
 4. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.8.0 
 9. Berishvili, Olimpi7.0 
 10. Prewitt, MIA A.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi GAMQRELIDZE
  Armia
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Gamqrelidze, Armia7.0 
 2. Pashayev, Kutaisi5.7 
 3. Bowie, Rustavi5.5 
 4. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.5.4 
 5. Gaprindashvi., Sam.5.4 
 6. Vaughn, MIA A.5.4 
 7. Sokk, Olimpi5.4 
 8. Bakradze, Lapua5.4 
 9. Kvimsadze, Kutaisi3.9 
 10. Tsekvava, Rustavi3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Bowie, Rustavi3.3 
 2. Ramishvili, Batumi1.9 
 3. Machaladze, STU T.1.9 
 4. Vaughn, MIA A.1.9 
 5. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 6. Barbakadze, Kutaisi1.7 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 8. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.6 
 9. Bakradze, Lapua1.5 
 10. Gamqrelidze, Armia1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.0 
 2. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 3. Milosevic, Olimpi1.5 
 4. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.5 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 8. Archibeque, MIA A.1.0 
 9. Jgerenaia, Armia0.8 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 


Olimpi tied tthe Finals - by Eurobasket News

Olimpi - MIA Academy 86-65 (1-1)

Olimpi tied tthe Finals at 1-1. The game without a history. Olimpi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to MIA's 34. Forward Levan Fatsatsia (198-88) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. Greek-Estonian point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-89) contributed with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. American swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-87, college: Xavier, agency: KMG Sports Management) replied with 21 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for MIA. 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:
Olimpi: S.Sokk 17+1reb+3ast, L.Fatsatsia 17+10reb+3ast, D.Moore 15+3reb+2ast, A.Dvalishvili 9+7reb+2ast, M.Berishvili 9+6reb+3ast, S.Milosevic 7+10reb+2ast
MIA Academy: B.Raymond 21+7reb+1ast, K.Archibeque 12+7reb, D.Vaughn 12+5ast, C.Prewitt 5+3reb+1ast, V.Kounas 5+5reb+4ast, R.Rogava 3
gschID: 241336



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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. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.2 
 3. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 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 Baskets6.8 
 5. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 6. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 7. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 8. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Buckman, Art.Drag.6.3 
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. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 8. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 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. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.1 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.1 
 8. Chikoko, TBB Trier0.9 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


MBC Extends Contract With German Malte Schwarz Until 2015 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is always great to keep consistency with players on a team, but so much nicer when you plan long term with a German player. The Mitteldeutscher BC did just that keeping Malte Schwarz (188-G-89, agency: Court Side) until 2015 who will play his third and fourth seasons with the club. Last season the 24 year old 188cm guard played 34 games averaging 5,4ppg and 1,1rpg. "I am happy that Malte will continue to play with us. He is a good guy that has become an important identity figure with his way. He has developed well the last two years especially with his hard work. Kepping him was an important step for the club", stated MBC head coach Silvano Poropat.In his first season with MBC, the German played 25 games Pro A 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg, FGP: 57.1%, 3PT: 38.9%, FT: 88.0%. He is also happy to stay in Weissenfels. "I had two great seasons with MBC moving up to the Beko BBL and a good first division season. Now I am looking forward to upcoming games with the wolves. I was allowed to devlop further with great teams and fans which made me staying easier. I am looking forward to the support and atmosphere at home and away games and will do all I can to help celebrate as many wins as possible", stresed Malte Schwarz. The club also announced that they have separated from German Philipp Heyden.

Source: MBC



Jannik Lodders Remains With UBC Tigers Hannover - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

PRO B team UBC Tigers Hannover have announced that Jannik Lodders (198-F-92) will remain with the team for the upcoming season. Lodders is a 20 year old 198cm forward that will play his third season with the Pro B team. Last season he played 21 games: 7.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 32.8%, FT: 77.8%. "In the last two years he has developed very well and last season was able to establish himself as a player. We are convinced that his development will continue and are happy that he will remain with us", stressed Hannover sport director Michael Goch. In the 2011-2012 season he played 18 games: 2.1ppg, 1.8rpg, played also at TK Hannover (2.Regionalliga). "I am happy to stay with the Tigers. I will give my all this summer and this upcoming season to keep developing and to prove that I can play", stressed Jan Lodders.

Source: UBC Tigers Hannover




Per Guenther Stays With ratiopharm Ulm - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

2012 Beko BBL finalist ratiopharm Ulm gave fans good news today announcing that Per Guenther (185-PG-88) will remain in Ulm until 2015. The German national player has been playing with ratiopharm Ulm since 2008 and has developed his game very well ove rthe years under Mike Taylor and now Thorsten Leibenath. At the moment Gunether is avergaing 12,1ppg, 1,3rpg and 3,7apg. In Eurocup play he averaged 8.8ppg, 1.2rpg, 3.9apg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT-1 (56.5%), FT: 76.9%. So far this season he has scored in double figures 21 times and had his bests coring game in his career amassing 35 points against the Artland Dragons. Tonight ratiopharm Ulm and Guenther start to battle Oldenburg in the Beko BBL semi finals.


Bryan Bailey ( I Am Thankful For The Opportunity To Play For Roma) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Bryan Bailey (185-SG-80, college: Bucknell) is a 32 year old 185cm combo guard that is playing his 11th professional basketball season and recently finished the season in Germany with BBC Bayreuth and now is playing for Acea Virtus Roma (Italy-SerieA) in the playoffs against Trenkwalder. He is a true team leader both on and off the court. He possesses a diverse game, with an ability to stroke the long-range jumper, penetrate to the rim or distribute the ball. He is solid on the defensive end of the floor as well. His fierce competitive drive rubs off on his teammates. He started his professional basketball career at Bucknell and player there from 1998-2002 and in his senior year played 17 games averaging 18.1ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.4apg. He made All-Patriot League 1st Team in 2001 and 2002. In 2002-2003, he started his professional basketball season in Germany with DJK S. Oliver Wurzburg (Germany-1Bundesliga, starting five): 26 games, 15.4ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.4spg. In 2003-2004, he played in Holland for Landstede Zwolle (Holland-Eredivisie, starting five): 35 games: 17.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg, 2.4spg, 0.2bpg. He then played with The Artland Dragons from 2004-2007 reaching the league and cup final in 2007. His best statistical season was 2005-2006 playing 33 games and averaging 11.4ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 25.3%. In 2007-2008, he played with Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1, starting five): ULEB Cup: 12 games: 10.3ppg, 2.3rpg, 4.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 54.1%, 3PT: 20.8%, FT: 84.3%. In 2008-2009, he played in Poland for PGE Turow Zgorzelec (Poland-DBE): Eurocup: 6 games: 7.3ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.7spg; Polish League: 32 games: 8.0ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 51.9%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 77.0%. In 2009-2010, he played with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg playing Euroleague: 4 games: 8.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg; German League: 6 games: 9.3ppg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 89.7%. n the 2011-2012 with the rtland Dragons, he played EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 1 game: 7pts, 5reb, 3ast, 3steals; German League: 41 games: 11.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.2apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 52.2%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 77.2%. He spoke to eurobasket before game seven against Trenkwalder.

Most of your teammates are home in the States enjoying their vacation and free time while you are battling in the Italian league playoffs. How amazing was it getting this job opportunity so late in your basketball career?


It's great to be a part of a club with great tradition and history and I'm thankful for the opportunity to play for Roma.


Did even a second have to go by for you to take the offer?

No. Not at all.

I can imagine the main reason for Acea Virtus Rome hauling you in was for your experience and leadership. What other reasons did the club mention was there for getting you?


It was definitely for my experience and my overall basketball knowledge and also my ability to play both guard positions.


You seem to have had little time to get used to the Italian league. What is the biggest difference in style and talent level to the Beko BBL?

I think both leagues are very competitive and have good talent level. It's hard for me to say the biggest difference, because I've only played against two teams since I've been here in Italy. One thing I did notice here, is that teams run a lot of isolation plays for certain players.

How challenging has it been playing against ex NBA player Troy Bell in the seven game series against Trenkwalder? Did he get a sense of the aggressive Bailey defense?

It was definitely a challenge. Bell is a great scorer, who can score in different ways. I just try to make him take difficult shots.

How is your relationship to head coach Marco Calvani? How tough is it in general to come into a very short term situation and then have to learn a new style from a coach?

Coach Calvani is a great coach who has a good relationship with the players on the team. We're able to discuss different things about the game and he is very open to input from his players. The tough part is getting to know all the players and building a chemistry with them. But the players are all great guys and helped me to get adjusted very quickly. I just try to do the little things to help the team to win games.

How much potential does a Jordan Taylor have and how have you helped him with his game since you have been there?

Jordan is great player and plays with a lot of poise for a rookie player. He's actually helped me out a lot, in terms of running the different sets and what we're looking for. He has a bright future ahead of him.

Will we see Bryan Bailey back in the Beko BBL next season or could the pasta and basketball in Italy keep you there?

The food is definitely good here, but the German food isn't bad either. Both leagues are great. We'll have to see what the future holds.

What is your prediction of FC Bayern Munich-Brose Baskets Bamberg in the semi finals? What will be key for either team winning?

I think thats going to be a good series and both teams match up well. I think defense is going to be key in this series, but I have no prediction on the winner.

What is your favorite place to relax in Rome?

Right now I haven't had a chance to relax that much, because we play every two days. After the season I can find some places to relax a bit.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Hangover 2

Thanks Bryan for the chat.




The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Reel In Ben Simons - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



One thing that Walter Tigers Tuebingen head coach Igor Perovic has done well the last years is getting the right mix of NCAA players and them stepping up in the Beko BBL right away. Tuebingen also got very active early again as they did a year ago signing Ben Simons (203-F-91). Simons is a 22 year old 203 cm forward from Michigan. He will be a Beko BBL rookie as he played at Drake from 2009-2013 and in his senior year played 32 games: 14.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 88.0%. Simons played together with current Tiger Josh Young at Drake. Simons played a total of 123 NCAA games. "He had 2 very good years at Drake. He can shoot very well, can pass, can create for his teammates and has a high basketball IQ. We have him planned for the positions 2-3, because of his size and athletic ability. He has to work hard to play at teh Beko BBL level", stressed Igor Perovic.

Source: Walter Tigers Tuebingen




Jacob Burtschi Returns To Frankfurt For Second Tour Of Duty - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

For some reason players and coaches like coming back to Frankfurt to play for the Skyliners as has been evident in the last weeks as the Fraport Skyliners were able to haul back Gordon Herbert for a third time and Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) for a second time. Burtschi will be able to celebrate his birthday today with mixed feelings as on the one hand he has a new job for the upcoming season, but on the other hand has to experience real hardship in his home state of Oklahoma where a fierce tornado struck only 15 miles from where he was. Burtschi is a 29 year old 198cm forward from Chickasha,that will be playing his fourth season in Germnay as he signed a two year deal with an option for a third with Frankfurt. The club also announced that they have separated from American Laquan Prowell. Last season he played for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven averaging 9,8ppg, 6,2rpg and 1,7apg. "I am happy that we could come to terms with Jacob. He brings alot of talent, toughness and energy. He is a forward that can shoot and pass well. That is what I like about him. With our Germans, Jacob and Tez, we have a very good basis to build on", stressed Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert.

Burtschi played his college basketball at the Air Force playing a total of 124 NCAA games. In his senior year, he played 35 games: 13.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.7%, 3Pts: 39.0%, FT: 77.3%. From 2007-2010, he had to finish duties with the Air Force before he could turn professional in 2001-2011 with Phoenix Hagen where he played 33 games: 14.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.5apg, Steals-3 (1.5spg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 44.2%, FT: 82.2%. In the 2011-2012 season he played for CAI Zaragoza (Spain-ACB, starting five): 9 games: 2.6ppg, 2.4rpg; left in Nov.'11, in Dec.'11 moved to Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (Germany-BBL): German League: 22 games: 8.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 87.5%; EuroCup: 2 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 1.0spg. "I am looking forward to coming back to Frankfurt. The organization and fans are great. I really enjoyed my time there. Frankfurt was the first address that I wanted to come to and that I could get such a long contract is great. I couldnt have imagined it any better. Gordon Herbert is a great coach that has won the German title and was always in the playoffs. It will be great to work with him and to play for him. I am also looking forward to the fans that always supported us in good and bad times. It will be an honor to play for them", stressed Jacob Burtschi. "Jacob was from the start my desired player for the position three and four. He is a fighter and has the attitude in every practice what we await from our veterans to lead our young team. He is a good shooter and rebounder and has a very good understanding of the game that he has shown for years. We can plan with him now for the next two to three years and have with Tez two of the four planned international places filled. Our young players can orientate their game on how Tez and Jacob player and be able to grow. I am sure that our fans are also happy about the return of Jacob", stressed Fraport Skyliners CEO Gunnar Wobke.

Source: Fraport Skyliners




Guy Aud Joins BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team BV Chemnitz have announced that Guy Aud (188-G-89) will strap on their jersey this coming season. Aud is a 23 year old 188cm guard that has the German-Israli citzenship. Last season he played for the Finke Baskets Paderborn (Germany-ProA, starting five): 28 games: 9.6ppg, 2.8rpg, Assists-4 (5.5apg), FGP: 34.3%, 3PT: 31.8%, FT: 82.4%. "He was one of the best passers last season, plays the pick and roll well, can shoot well and defends with a lot of energy. He can still develop. He showed his talent last season, but still needs to be more consistent", stressed BV Chemnitz head coach Felix Schreier. The club announced that point guard Takumi Ishizaki wont be returning. Aud started his basketball career in 1998 for Mevaseret Zion youth team. He also played in Israel for teams like the Hapoel Jerusalem youth team , Hapoel Hevel Eylot , Maccabi Hod Hashar, and Hapoel Afula. In 2011-2012, he played for the Licher Basket Baeren (Germany-ProB, starting five): 24 games: 10.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 84.1%.

Source: BV Chemnitz







The MLP Academics Heidelberg Keep Devin White - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team MLP Academics have announced that Devin White (203-F-88, college: SUNO) will play a second season for them. White is a 24 year old 203cm forward from New Orleans, Louisiana and will be playing his third professional season. Last season he played 29 games: Score-5 (16.8ppg), 6.3rpg, 1.3apg, Steals-3 (2.2spg), Blocks-2 (2.0bpg), FGP: 57.6%, 3PT: 38.7%, FT: 74.0%. He scored in double figures 24 times and posted 30 points against Cuxhaven. "We are happy that we could keep him for another season. I think that he is one of the most exciting and talented players in the Pro A and he can still develop. If he works hard then he can bring himself and the team to a another level", stressed head coach Tony Garbelotto.

Source: MLP Academics Heidelberg



Larry Gordon (Phoenix Hagen) A lot of teams crumble under pressure but we found ways to keep our determination and strive for success - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Larry 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 about the 2013 Beko BBL playoffs.

How did you digest the game four loss to the Brose Baskets Bamberg. Was it something that went quickly or did you need a few days?

It took me a few days, but it was kind of bitter sweet situation. Bitter because we loss the series but sweet because we accomplished something big in Hagen by making the playoffs.

Besides reaching the season goal the playoffs, what are you most proud of in the Phoenix Hagen season?

Im proud of how my teammates and I fought through adversity thru all the ups and downs of the season. A lot of teams crumble under pressure but we found ways to keep our determination and strive for success.

If you had to choose one player that was the unsung hero for Phoenix Hagen who would you chose?

Davin White for sure. With out him this season, his leadership and his will to Win, it could have been a different situation.

What is the first thing you did when you touched down on American soil?

We came in pretty late, so just got something to eat and went to bed

Were you surprised that ratiopharm Ulm swept the Artland Dragons?

A little bit, I thought that Artland would at least win one game

Alba Berlin also seemed to underachieve this season being swept by FC Bayern Munich. What do you think was missing for Alba Berlin in that series?

I didn't pay much attention to that series while it was being played. But when I looked back after it was over the only thing I can say is that Alba was missing a lot of key players I think could have made a difference in the series.

Oldenburg had a tough 5 game series against Bonn and now play 72 hours later in game one against ratiopharm Ulm who are well rested. What kind of series
can we await, who will win and what will be key for both teams winning for each team?

I think Ulm will win the series but it will go to game 5. The keys will be what teams superstars come to play.

The Brose Baskets Bamberg meet a rested FC Bayern Munich. What kind of series can we await, who will win and what will be key to winning for each team?

I have no preference but I hope Munich wins

What are your predictions for the Miami Heat-Indiana Pacers and San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzles?

Heat wins in 6, and San Antonio wins in 6

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Last Dragon (1985)


Thanks Larry for the chat.




German U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

German U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Paul Albrecht
Albrecht
Helge Baues
Baues
Fabian Bleck
Bleck
David Brembly
Brembly
Alexander Engel
Engel
#e#5
Paul Albrecht 205-F-93 Oldenburg Germany
Helge Baues 205-PF-94 Bremerhaven Germany
Fabian Bleck 198-F-93 Phoenix Hagen Germany
David Brembly 197-G/F-93 Trefl Sopot Poland
Alexander Engel 188-G-93 TSV Troester Germany
Stephan Haukohl 203-F-93 Ehingen Germany
Robin Jorch 208-PF-94 Stahnsdorf Germany
Bazoumana Kante 190-SG-93 Bremerhaven Germany
Dominic Lockhart 197-F-94 Giessen Germany
Mauricio Marin 192-G-94 B.Muenchen Germany
Max Merz 183-PG-94 Fraport SKY Germany
Malik Mueller 189-G-94 Ehingen Germany
Hans Brase 203-F Princeton USA
Kenneth Ogbe 197-SG-94 Ehingen Germany
Bogdan Radosavljevic 211-C-93 B.Muenchen Germany
Johannes Richter 206-PF-93 Brose Bask. Germany
Sid Marlon Theis 204-F/C-93 Ehingen Germany
Julius Wolf 202-F-93 Muenchen B. II Germany

Harald Stein Head Coach Frankfurt E. Germany
Igor Starcevic Assistant Licher Baeren Germany



Ludwigsburg coach John Patrick handed contract extension - by Moritz Korff

BBL team Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg announced it has extended the contract of head coach John Patrick (agency: LUMANI 10.7) through the 2014-15 season.
Patrick took over the team in January and started his Ludwigsburg stint with five wins in seven games, but eventually did not manage to keep the team away from the relegation spots. Ludwigsburg finished the 2012-13 season in 17th place and thus is moving down to the 2. Bundesliga Pro A if not they will be granted a wild card to stay in the BBL.

Patrick will have to look for a new assistant, because Alan Ibrahimagic (agency: LUMANI 10.7) recently accepted the offer to work as the head coach of the German 16 Under National Team.



Wolfenbuettel: Lamonte Thomas set for one more year - by Moritz Korff

Lamonte Thomas (187-G-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: J.and Wales, RI) has put pen to paper on a new contract with 2. Bundesliga Pro B outfit Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. The former NCAA D3 leading scorer joined the team in November and appeared in 15 games until the remainder of the season, averaging 14.9 points, 3.4 assists and 2.6 rebounds a contest. He scored a season-high 38 points in a 99-92 win over Hannover in February. "Lamonte is an exceptional player", Herzoege chairman Burkhard Junger said.


Burtschi back in Frankfurt, inks two-year deal - Prowell leaves - by Moritz Korff

Jacob Burtschi (198-F-84, college: Air Force) will return from Bremerhaven to Frankfurt. The 29-year-old forward agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Skyliners. Burtschi already played for the Frankfurt team in the 2011-12 season and then transferred to Bremerhaven. He had spent his first season in Germany playing for Phoenix Hagen the year before.
He saw action in 33 BBL games of this past season, notching 9.8 points per contest. He also added 6.2 rebounds and close to two assists a contest.

Meanwhile, LaQuan Prowell (203-SF-84, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices, college: Auburn) will not receive contract extension with the Skyliners. He averaged 8.5 points and 3.1 boards a game for Frankfurt last season.




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  GREECE   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos19.9 
 2. Pappas, Panionios18.0 
 3. McCollum, Apollo.15.5 
 4. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.3 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 7. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.0 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.13.7 
 9. Haralampidis, PAOK13.6 
 10. McGrath, Zalgiris13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lazaros PAPADOPOULOS
  PAOK
  (210-C-80)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.4 
 2. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.8 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.3 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios6.8 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.0 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris5.8 
 10. Petway, AGOR5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.7 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.7 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.5 
 7. Pappas, Panionios3.2 
 8. Gibson, Ikaros3.1 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 10. Xanthopoulos, Pa.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.1 
 3. Pappas, Panionios1.9 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.8 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 7. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 8. Knowles, KAOD1.4 
 9. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Petway, AGOR2.7 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.4 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 4. Coleman, Kavala1.2 
 5. Turner, Apollon1.2 
 6. Achara, Kavala1.1 
 7. Lasme, Panathin.1.0 
 8. Charissis, Aris0.9 
 9. Powell, Olympiacos0.8 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos0.7 



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Leiden steps closer to the title - by Eurobasket News

Leiden - Leeuwarden 74-64 (3-0)

Leiden steps closer to the title after a 74:64 win in Game 3. 24 personal fouls committed by Leeuwarden helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was international guard Arvin Slagter (191-85, agency: Court Side) who scored 14 points and 5 assists. International Worthy de Jong (194-88, agency: R.H.Consultancy) chipped in 18 points and 4 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) who recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import guard Robert Holcomb Faye (185-84, college: Radford) added 8 points and 7 assists respectively. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Leiden: W.de Jong 18+3reb+1ast, M.Schachtner 16+5reb, A.Slagter 14+3reb+5ast, S.Cunningham 7+4reb+1ast, A.Young 6+5reb+2ast, R.Bekkering 6+7reb+2ast
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 14+11reb+1ast, D.Hope 10+2reb, T.de Paula 10, S.Poels 9+5reb+1ast, R.Holcomb Faye 8+3reb+7ast, J.Williams 7+6reb+2ast
gschID: 241021



Dutch U18 National Team 2013 - by Greg

Dutch U18 National Team 2013
#s#
David Hahn
Hahn
Steve Bleeker
Bleeker
Joey Liem
Liem
Tom de Haas
de Haas
Eric Peutz
Peutz
#e#5
David Hahn 198-C-96 Amsterdam Holland
Brian van de Weijenberg Black Eagles Holland
Fener Langens Black Eagles Holland
Axel Kootstra Weert Holland
Steve Bleeker 192-SF-96 Den Helder K. Holland
Frerik Adriaans Den Bosch Holland
Joey Liem 175-SG-96 Den Bosch Holland
Tom Aarts Den Bosch Holland
Tom de Haas 183-PG-96 Den Bosch Holland
Tyson Kanseyo Den Bosch Holland
Eric Peutz 190-G-95 Groningen Holland
Juffer Laurits Groningen Holland
Niek Nieboer Groningen Holland
Shaquille Frijde Austin Harlemlakers Holland
Lennart Overdevest 184-SG-96 Lokomotief Holland
Daniel Pieper 185-F-96 Monaco France
Derron Whitbread 185-SG-96 UBALL Holland
Tim Tijhuis UBALL Holland

Johannes Roijakkers Head Coach Goettingen Germany



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East Asian Championship: Japan edge Hong Kong to clinch Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Japan - Hong Kong 87:71

Japan stepped onto the pedestal at the East Asian Championship that finished today in Incheon. They overcame Hong Kong in the consolation final tonight. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) erupted for 28 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Japan led by a single point 19:18 after the opening quarter. But they stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan arrived at the interval up by 7 points 41:34. Japan continued to mount the pressure in the third period. Hong Kong lagged behind to face a 10-point deficit into the fourth quarter. Japan kept Hong Kong at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 22 points and grabbed 15 boards for Japan. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) added 9 points for the winners. Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) answered with game-high 31 points for Hong Kong. Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 28, Kosuke Takeuchi 22+15 boards, Yuya Nagayoshi 9
Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 31, Liang Man Hung 11



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SLAM EXTEND WIN STREAK TO SIX 106-86 over Lone Star Strikers - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral The Bellingham Slam continued their winning ways with a 106-86 victory against the Lone Star Strikers in an IBL contest at Whatcom Pavilion. The Slam started off hot outscoring the Strikers 33-19 in the first quarter . Lone Star kept it competitive in the second quarter by matching Bellingham point for point outscoring the Strikers by eight in third quarter. The Slam increased its lead to 86-64 and never gave up the lead as they received their sixth straight win.


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  INDONESIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bima RIZKY ARDIANSYAH
  Bimasa.
  (182-PF-90)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Rizky Ardian., Bim.16.7 
 2. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.15.0 
 3. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.14.8 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya14.3 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac13.1 
 6. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.13.0 
 7. Nagata, Pacific12.9 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.12.7 
 9. Regowo, Dell Aspac11.9 
 10. Utomo, CLS Knigh.11.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.9.8 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.4 
 3. Sabara, Pacific8.5 
 4. Nolland, Garuda8.5 
 5. Gunawan, Satria M.8.3 
 6. Rizky Ardian., Bim.7.7 
 7. Nugroho, Satya W.7.7 
 8. Sucipto, NSH G.7.6 
 9. Poedjakesuma, Peli.7.0 
 10. Thoyib, Dell Aspac6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.9 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.7 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.5 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.2 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti3.8 
 6. Gerungan, Dell A.3.3 
 7. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.3 
 8. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.3.1 
 9. Sucipto, Satya W.3.0 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Dimaz MUHARRI
  CLS K.
  (181-PG-85)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Muharri, CLS K.3.1 
 2. Purwanto, Pelita J.3.0 
 3. Uneputty, Tonga B.2.4 
 4. Sucipto, NSH G.2.3 
 5. Dewanto, Pelita J.2.2 
 6. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.2.0 
 7. Nolland, Garuda1.9 
 8. Michel, Satria Muda1.9 
 9. Ramadhani, Dell As.1.8 
 10. Sabara, Pacific1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.5 
 2. Teguh, Hangtuah1.7 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.1.7 
 4. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.6 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.1.6 
 6. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.4 
 7. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.3 
 8. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 9. Gunawan, Satya W.1.0 
 10. Junaidi, Hangtuah1.0 


NBL Round 2 of Play-Offs - by Eurobasket News

Satria Muda - Pelita Jaya 57-62

Pelita Jaya forced 21 Satria Muda turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Kelly Purwanto (177-83) who scored 21 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Andi Poedjakesuma (187-80) chipped in 6 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Arki Wisnu (187-88) produced 16 points and 5 rebounds and the former international power forward Rony Gunawan (194-80) added 8 points and 9 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: A.Wisnu 16+5reb+2ast, V.Michel 12+4reb+1ast, F.Julius Achmad 8+1reb, R.Gunawan 8+9reb+3ast, F.Susanto 4+5reb, F.Julius Ahmad 3+2reb
Pelita Jaya: K.Purwanto 21+8reb+3ast, D.Aryo Dewanto 9+1reb+1ast, E.Sebayang 8+1ast, A.Poedjakesuma 6+8reb+2ast, A.Chandra 6+1reb+2ast, P.Indrawan 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 241359


Garuda - Dell Aspac 61-46

Garuda outrebounded Dell Aspac 47-32 including 34 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Dell Aspac helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Vinton Nolland (194-82) had a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Christ Gideon (188-84) chipped in 14 points and 10 rebounds during the contest. Forward Pringgo Regowo (190-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 12 rebounds and the former international swingman Xaverius Prawiro (184-86) scored 11 points and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Dell Aspac: P.Regowo 12+12reb+1ast, X.Prawiro 11+1reb+2ast, I.Thoyib 6+6reb+1ast, O.Wira Sanjaya 5+2reb+1ast, R.Effendi 3+2reb, D.Gerungan 3+1ast
Garuda: W.Wijaya 19+3reb+3ast, V.Nolland 14+11reb+4ast, C.Gideon 14+10reb+1ast, D.Pratama 6+6reb+1ast, F.Minallah 4+5reb+1ast, C.Pranatyo 2+2reb
gschID: 241358


Hangtuah - Stadium Jak. 68-78

Stadium Jakarta forced 23 Hangtuah turnovers. Hangtuah was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Merio Ferdiansyah (176-85) notched 21 points and 5 rebounds to lead the effort and Mohammad Wicaksono (189-89) supported him with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Even 14 points and 8 rebounds by forward Ahmad Junaidi (188-90) did not help to save the game for Hangtuah. Guard I.G.N Teguh Teguh (189-88) added 11 points and 8 rebounds for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Hangtuah: A.Junaidi 14+8reb, T.Wilopo 11+2reb, I.Teguh Teguh 11+8reb+1ast, A.Sigar 10+5reb+1ast, H.Hardianus 9+2reb+5ast, S.Liogu 4+1reb
Stadium Jak.: M.Ferdiansyah 21+5reb+3ast, M.Wicaksono 16+9reb+1ast, D.Leonardo 12+4reb+2ast, F.Budianto 12+2reb+2ast, I.Budianto 7+3reb+3ast, Y.Pattikawa 5+7reb+3ast
gschID: 241357


Bimasakti - CLS Knights 70-91

CLS Knights outrebounded Bimasakti 46-32 including a 35-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. Sandy Febiansyakh (190-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 6 rebounds. Rachmad Utomo (180-85) contributed with 13 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Yanuar Dwi Priasmoro (178-89) replied with 24 points and 7 assists and Bima Rizky Ardiansyah (182-90) added 16 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Bimasakti. 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:
Bimasakti: Y.Dwi Priasmoro 24+2reb+7ast, B.Rizky Ardiansyah 16+11reb+2ast, R.Dwi Purnomo 12+7reb+2ast, G.Sudrajat 5, G.Virgian 4, H.Julyanggi 3+1reb
CLS Knights: S.Febiansyakh 17+6reb+1ast, R.Utomo 13+7reb+2ast, A.Ekayana 11+2reb+2ast, D.Muharri 10+2reb+8ast, D.Haryoko 8+5reb+4ast, W.Saputra 8+3reb+2ast
gschID: 241356



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  ISRAEL   

Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.5 
 2. James, Hapoel K.22.8 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.21.0 
 4. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 5. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.6 
 6. Alexander, Macc.B.20.2 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 8. Govens, Ironi K-A19.6 
 9. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.5 
 10. Laing, Elitzur Ya.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.13.3 
 2. Durham, Hapoel A.12.1 
 3. Odiakosa, Hod H.11.9 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.6 
 5. Daniel, Maccabi10.1 
 6. McNeil, Hapoel K.10.1 
 7. Clemente, Ironi N.10.0 
 8. McGhee, Elitzur9.7 
 9. Constantine, Hapoe.9.5 
 10. Bouchman, Kiryat9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.8 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.8 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.1 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.5.1 
 5. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.6 
 6. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.6 
 7. Dunne, Ironi N.4.4 
 8. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
 9. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.2 
 10. Farchi, Elitzur Y.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  Hapoel K.
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Hapoel K.3.0 
 2. Miller, Ironi N.2.8 
 3. Benn, Ironi N.2.7 
 4. Alexander, Maccabi2.6 
 5. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.5 
 6. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 7. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.4 
 8. Hofman, Elitzur2.4 
 9. Kent, Ironi R.2.1 
 10. Bouchman, Kiryat1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.2.8 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.2 
 3. McNeil, Hapoel K.1.8 
 4. Daniel, Maccabi1.6 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 7. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Durham, Hapoel A.1.2 
 9. Bouchman, Kiryat T.1.1 
 10. Blayzer, Hapoel A.0.9 


Ironi Nes-Ziona wins Game 3 of National League Finals in FOUR overtimes! - by Eurobasket News

Ironi Nes-Ziona - Hod Hasharon 125-119 4OT (2-1)

Ironi Nes-Ziona wins Game 3 of National League Finals in FOUR overtimes!. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Hod Hasharon's 50. Ironi Nes-Ziona forced 22 Hod Hasharon turnovers and outrebounded them 56-43 including a 24-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. 36 personal fouls committed by Hod Hasharon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was naturalized Welsh forward Tal Michael Dunne (197-87) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. American swingman Bilal Benn (196-86, college: Niagara) chipped in a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Benn is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard B.A. Walker (188-84, college: VCU, agency: Pro One Sports) who recorded 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Nigerian power forward Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-85, college: Illinois St., agency: N.E.T.) added 22 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hod Hasharon's coach Roy Hagai rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: T.Michael Dunne 29+11reb+5ast, B.Benn 26+12reb+3ast, G.Amitay 18+5reb, R.Zehavian 14+12reb+3ast, C.Tate 13+8reb, T.Karpels 12+3reb+1ast
Hod Hasharon: B.Walker 24+5reb+4ast, C.Odiakosa 22+9reb+2ast, G.Dotan 21+4reb+6ast, E.Asante Asare 13+4reb+2ast, I.Stolero 12+1reb+2ast, G.Gandel 10+10reb
gschID: 241226



Netanya keep Yehu Orland and Eliran Gueta - by Eurobasket News

Netanya have extended the contracts of Yehu Orland (193-G-81, agency: Ronsport) and Eliran Gueta (199-F-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Tyler JC).
Yehu Orland signed a new two-year deal with the team. The guard joined Netanya back in 2011. Last season he posted 10.4 points, 1.9 boards and 1.0 assist per game for Netanya. Yehu Netanya participated at 2011 and 2012 Israeli Premier League All-Star Games. He also Israeli Cup winner in 2008 and 2009.
Netanya also secured the services of Eliran Gueta for the next season. The forward was the member of the team since 2004. He was named All-Israeli National 2nd Team in 2009.
He averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 boards for Netanya last season.



Israeli Omri Casspi is ready for his trip to Slovenia - by Eurobasket News

Israeli Omri Casspi (204-SF-88) is ready for his trip to Slovenia to help his side at Eurobasket 2013. The only NBAer in the team, Omri Casspi will be the key player for his National team.
Two years ago the Head Coach of the Israeli NT Arik Shivek had to release Casspi from the squad and they went without him to Lithuania. Omri Casspi had 16.9 ppg, 5.3 rpg and 1.4 apg for 8 games in Qualifications to European Championships 2011. Two years ago in Poland he registered 5.4 ppg and 3.6 rpg for 5 games. Casspi spent earlier two seasons in the NBA. In his rookie year Casspi had 10.3 ppg and 4.5 rpg for 77 games. The Kings selected him as 23rd overall pick at the 2009 NBA Draft.
In 2012-2013 for Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA, starting five) his stats read 4.1 points per game. Israel will play the opener against United Kingdom.



Ronnie Busani will stay with Maccabi Rishon Lezion - by Meidan Katsnelson

The coach, who after firing Efi Birnbaum and managed to reach the playoffs with his team, Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion, will stay with the team next season. Ronnie came after Efi Birnbaum, former coach of Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion was dismissed due to lack of success this season and left after three seasons. Busani managed to get the team from the bottom and came up with Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion to the playoffs. Busani meets playoffs with his team Hapoel Eilat considered the favorites in the series. Maccabi Maccabi Rishon Le-Zion argue that it is not closed: "Busani did fine season with the team. And there is a high probability that he will stay next season".


Lokmotiv Kuban wants to sign Devin Smith - by Meidan Katsnelson

Regal Barcelona and Lokmotiv Kuban interested in Devin Smith.

Devin Smith is in negotiations with Maccabi Electra but the player received more offers from other Euroleague teams. Lokmotiv Kuban won the Eurocup and will play in the Euroleague next season
Wants to sign Devin Smith for the next season. Kuban, that added Yogev Ohayon at the last season
But lost in court wants to join the best players of Maccabi.
Barcelona also want Smith should be the replacement of Pitt Michael.
Last season Smith scored 11.4 points and took 4.5 rebound per game.



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  ITALY   

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Donnel TAYLOR
  Trenkwal.
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.6 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.4 
 3. Datome, Acea V.17.2 
 4. Diener, Banco d.17.1 
 5. Brown, Montepaschi17.0 
 6. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 7. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 8. Harris, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Cinciarini, Sutor15.3 
 10. Barbour, Pesaro15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaloyan IVANOV
  Sidigas AV
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ivanov, Sidigas AV10.0 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.8.5 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 4. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 5. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.5 
 7. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.4 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.1 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.9 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.4 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.2 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.4.0 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.8 
 9. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.6 
 10. Shakur, Erie Bay3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  PGE T.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.3 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 5. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.1.9 
 7. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 8. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 9. Barbour, Pesaro1.8 
 10. Goss, Acea V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.1 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.6 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.4 
 4. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 5. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 7. Cusin, Cantu1.1 
 8. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 9. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia19.3 
 2. Carrizo, Latina B.17.2 
 3. Parente, Lucca17.0 
 4. Casadei, Firenze16.5 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.5 
 6. Benfatto, Ferrara15.4 
 7. Bolzonella, Castel.15.1 
 8. Wojciechowsk., Tor.15.0 
 9. Ruggiero, Bari14.9 
 10. Vico, Matera14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Rossi, Chieti10.6 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.0 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.9 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.4 
 5. Pazzi, Castelletto8.3 
 6. Ricci, Casalpus.8.1 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.0 
 8. Raminelli, Trevigl.8.0 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino7.8 
 10. Capitanelli, Fire.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.5.6 
 2. Losi, Mirandola5.5 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.8 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.4 
 7. Carrizo, Latina B.3.3 
 8. Cantone, Matera3.2 
 9. Gnaccarini, Recana.3.1 
 10. Rajola, Chieti3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.1 
 3. Cortesi, Ferrara2.8 
 4. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 5. Gueye, San Severo2.7 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.6 
 7. Vico, Matera2.6 
 8. Casadei, Firenze2.4 
 9. Mei, Perugia2.4 
 10. Ranuzzi, Castelle.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Raminelli, Trevigl.1.2 
 3. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 4. Rossi, Chieti0.9 
 5. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 6. Chiacig, Agrigento0.8 
 7. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 8. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 9. Mancin, Mirandola0.7 
 10. Metreveli, Omegna0.6 


Torino achieve second win at the Nazionale Play-Offs - by Eurobasket News

Playoff
Matera - Agrigento 58-60 (1-1)

The guests trailed by 7 points after three quarters before their 19-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Agrigento made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Alfredo Moruzzi (193-80) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Forward Fabio Mian (196-92) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Agrigento's coach Franco Ciani used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and the former international power forward Massimo Rezzano (203-82) added 6 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Matera.
Top scorers:
Agrigento: F.Mian 17+5reb, A.Moruzzi 11+10reb+1ast, G.Anello 9+3reb+1ast, R.Chiacig 8+3reb, A.Chiarastella 6+7reb+1ast, D.Demartini 6+1reb
Matera: A.Iannuzzi 15+6reb+2ast, C.Sebastian Vico 11+1reb, A.Vitale 9+3reb+2ast, C.Cantone 8+3reb+3ast, M.Rezzano 6+14reb, M.Samoggia 4+2reb
gschID: 241322


Torino - Casalpusterlengo 77-66 (2-0)

The game was mostly controlled by Torino. Casalpusterlengo was better in fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Naturalized Polish power forward Jakub Wojciechowski (210-90) scored 18 points to lead the charge for the winners and guard Marco Evangelisti (198-84) chipped in 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Torino players scored in double figures. Power forward Alberto Chiumenti (204-87, agency: Players Group) responded with 11 points and 7 rebounds and Simone Fiorito (200-91) scored 18 points.
Top scorers:
Torino: J.Wojciechowski 18+4reb, M.Evangelisti 14+6reb+1ast, L.Gergati 11+4reb+1ast, C.Tommasini 10+6reb, F.Baldi Rossi 9+4reb, D.Parente 6+3reb+4ast
Casalpusterlengo: S.Fiorito 18, T.Marino 12+2reb+1ast, A.Chiumenti 11+7reb+2ast, M.Venuto 6+1reb, R.Prandin 6+3reb+1ast, G.Ricci 6+7reb
gschID: 241321


Playout
Mirandola - Chieti 70-63

Chieti was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. Mirandola dominated on the defensive end, holding Chieti to just 3 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 19 Chieti turnovers. Chieti was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Point guard Jordan Losi (182-80) scored 24 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Luca Pignatti (195-86) chipped in 16 points during the contest. The former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field) and naturalized San Marino Andrea Raschi (198-79) scored 13 points.
Top scorers:
Mirandola: J.Losi 24+4ast, M.Venturelli 16+3reb+1ast, L.Pignatti 16+4reb+2ast, A.Pilotti 6+3reb+1ast, G.Sgobba 4+4reb, M.Fantinelli 2+6reb+2ast
Chieti: E.Rossi 24+10reb, A.Raschi 13+4reb+1ast, M.Diomede 7+3reb, M.Micevic 7+1reb, S.Rajola 7+3reb, F.Gialloreto 3+2reb+2ast
gschID: 241326


Ferrara - San Severo 71-60

It looked good early as Mazzeo San Severo took an 7-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Naturhouse Ferrara had a 24-6 second period charge getting the lead and Mazzeo San Severo was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 60-71. Naturhouse Ferrara dominated on the defensive end, holding Mazzeo San Severo to just 6 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Mazzeo San Severo 42-30 including 29 on the defensive glass. Power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) had a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and guard Michele Ferri (191-85) chipped in 16 points and 5 steals (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) during the contest. Guard Gionata Zampolli (189-85) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Ferrara: M.Ferri 16+2reb+2ast, M.Benfatto 15+12reb+1ast, G.Gazzotti 10+7reb+1ast, G.Spizzichini 8+5reb, A.Campiello 8+2reb+1ast, S.Cortesi 8+8reb+1ast
San Severo: G.Zampolli 14+3reb+4ast, A.Iannilli 12+5reb, I.Scarponi 10+3reb, O.Gueye 9+4reb+1ast, R.Maggio 7+4reb+1ast, L.De Paoli 6+8reb
gschID: 241325


Bari - Latina Basket 71-69

The hosts were ahead by 3 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 16-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Latina Basket was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) scored 18 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and point guard Tommaso Laquintana (187-95) chipped in 20 points and 4 steals during the contest. point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (188-91) responded with 23 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Matteo Canavesi (204-86) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Bari: T.Laquintana 20+4reb, L.Bisconti 18+3reb+2ast, A.Ruggiero 18+4reb+4ast, D.Bonessio 6+12reb+2ast, D.Barozzi 5+2reb, M.Cardillo 4+10reb
Latina Basket: R.Tavernelli 23+4reb+2ast, M.Canavesi 12+7reb+2ast, M.Carrizo 9+2reb+4ast, T.Plateo 6+2reb+1ast, A.Cecchetti 6+2reb, M.Arrigoni 5+2reb
gschID: 241323


Recanati - Perugia 77-68

Recanati made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Perugia was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Marco Gnaccarini (185-81) scored 19 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Riccardo Castelli (200-88) chipped in 9 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists during the contest. Center Paolo Chiarello (204-78) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and forward Simone Bonamente (203-79) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Perugia's coach Andrea Fabrizi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Recanati: M.Gnaccarini 19+7reb+6ast, G.Tessitore 16+1reb, A.Pierini 12+4reb+2ast, M.Pierangeli 12+2reb, R.Castelli 9+13reb+6ast, M.Tagliabue 5+3reb
Perugia: P.Chiarello 17+7reb+2ast, D.Poltroneri 15+3reb+1ast, C.Cutolo 14+6reb+3ast, S.Bonamente 12+11reb+1ast, N.Mei 6+2reb+4ast, G.Chiatti 3+6reb+2ast
gschID: 241324



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Standings - JBL

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


Standings - BJ League

BJ League Standings
Eastern
 1. Niigata Albirex 36-16 
 2. Yokohama BC 35-17 
 3. Toyama Grouses 35-17 
 4. Iwate Big Bulls 34-18 
 5. Akita NH 26-26 
 6. Chiba Jets 26-26 
 7. Sendai 89ers 20-32 
 8. Tokyo Cinq R. 18-34 
 9. Shinshu BW 17-35 
 10. Saitama Bron. 15-37 
 11. Gunma 14-38 
Western
 1. Okinawa GK 42-10 
 2. Fukuoka Rizing 34-18 
 3. Shimane SM 33-19 
 4. Shiga L-Stars 32-20 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 29-23 
 6. Hamamatsu P. 28-24 
 7. Osaka Evessa 22-30 
 8. Oita H.Devils 21-31 
 9. Takamatsu FA 20-32 
 10. Miyazaki SS 9-43 

Finals: Round 1

3rd place

May. 19: Kyoto Hannar. - Niigata Albirex 79-72

FINAL

May. 19: Fukuoka Rizing - Yokohama BC 90-101


JBL2 Standings

JBL2 Standings
Eastern
 1. TGI D-Rise 23-9 
 2. Daytrick 22-10 
 3. Hitachi B. 15-17 
 4. Otsuka A. 13-19 
 5. Kuroda Electric 9-23 
 6. Tokyo Big Blue 1-31 
Western
 1. Hyogo S. 27-5 
 2. Kagoshima 26-6 
 3. Toyota Tsusho 22-10 
 4. Aisin AW 21-11 
 5. Toyoda Gosei 8-24 
 6. Ishikawa 5-27 


Ryukyu Golden Kings replace Kohto Tohyama with Tsutomu Isa - by Eurobasket News

The Ryukyu Golden Kings have decided to split ways with head coach Tohyama Kohto . The specialist led the Okinawa team to the best record in BJ League regular season 42-10. But the Golden Kings failed to reach the Final Four and it led to the action from the management. The Ryukyu Golden Kings announced that Tsutomu Isa would become the new head coach of the team. Isa has worked as assistant coach with the Golden Kings since 2007/08 season.


East Asian Championship: Japan edge Hong Kong to clinch Bronze - by Eurobasket News

Japan - Hong Kong 87:71

Japan stepped onto the pedestal at the East Asian Championship that finished today in Incheon. They overcame Hong Kong in the consolation final tonight. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) erupted for 28 points and 8 rebounds to pace the winners.
Japan led by a single point 19:18 after the opening quarter. But they stretched the gap in the second frame. Japan arrived at the interval up by 7 points 41:34. Japan continued to mount the pressure in the third period. Hong Kong lagged behind to face a 10-point deficit into the fourth quarter. Japan kept Hong Kong at bay throughout the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) netted 22 points and grabbed 15 boards for Japan. Yuya Nagayoshi (199-C-91) added 9 points for the winners. Lo Yi Ting (177-PG-87) answered with game-high 31 points for Hong Kong. Liang Man Hung (173-G-86) chipped in 11 points in the loss.

Japan: Kosuke Kanamaru 28, Kosuke Takeuchi 22+15 boards, Yuya Nagayoshi 9
Hong Kong: Lo Yi Ting 31, Liang Man Hung 11



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Standings

LBQ Standings
 1. Royal 6-2 
 2. Jaguars 5-2 
 3. Page-Dynamo 5-3 
 4. Seigneurs 3-3 
 5. Revolution 3-5 
 6. Monteregie 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 9

May. 25: Monteregie - Royal
May. 25: Page-Dynamo - Jaguars
May. 25: Revolution - Seigneurs



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Linas Kleiza is confirmed for Lithuanian National Team - by Eurobasket News

Linas Kleiza (203-SF-85, college: Missouri) is confirmed for Lithuanian National Team. The NBA Star will play for the team at EuroBasket 2013.
Linas Kleiza is a well-known player not only in Europe, but also in the US. He played for Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets and then head back to Europe for one season. In 2009-2010 Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus offered a stunning 2,300,000 salary for him as he averaged 14.0ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 59.6%, 3PT: 37.4%, FT: 80.0%. In Euroleague he became the top-scorer with 17.1ppg, Reb-4 (6.5rpg), 1.3apg, FGP: 54.0%, 3PT: 34.9%, FT: 79.8%
In 2010-2011 moved to Toronto Raptors (NBA, starting five) and averaged 11.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 50.5%, 3PT: 29.8%, FT: 63.1%. In 2011-2012 for Toronto Raptors (NBA) his stats read 9.7ppg, 4.1rpg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 81.0%. Last season Linas Kleiza showed 7.4 points per game.
Paulius Jankunas (205-PF-84, agency: Alti Sport) and Martynas Pocius (196-SG-86, agency: Interperformances, college: Duke) were named in the 15-strong Lithuanian national team preliminary squad as well.



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Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Hermosillo 22-5 
 2. Guaymas 19-6 
 3. Tijuana 13-12 
 4. Nogales 13-13 
 5. Navolato 12-15 
 6. Cananea 11-16 
 7. Los Mochis 9-16 
 8. Guasave 9-16 
 9. Obregon 8-17 

Regular Season: Round 29

May. 21: Guasave - Obregon 97-96
May. 21: Cananea - Hermosillo 88-105
May. 21: Navolato - Guaymas 86-107
May. 21: Tijuana - Los Mochis 84-90

Regular Season: Round 30

May. 22: Navolato - Guaymas
May. 22: Guasave - Obregon
May. 22: Tijuana - Los Mochis
May. 22: Cananea - Hermosillo


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.6
 1. Jones, Obregon25.6 
 2. Monroe, Cananea24.8 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.3 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas21.7 
 5. McCullough, Nogales20.6 
 6. Rougeau, Cananea20.2 
 7. Davis, Obregon19.9 
 8. Sperling, Obregon19.8 
 9. Pearson, Los M.19.5 
 10. Allen, Guaymas19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tyrone MCNEAL
  Los Mochis
  (213-C-)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. McNeal, Los Mochis10.3 
 2. Moss, Nogales10.3 
 3. Pearson, Los M.9.4 
 4. Jones, Obregon8.3 
 5. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 6. Habel, Guaymas8.2 
 7. Penny, Tijuana8.0 
 8. Rougeau, Cananea7.6 
 9. Selleaze, Navolato7.0 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Guasave
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Stallings, Guasave6.9 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.7 
 3. Shorter, Guaymas5.0 
 4. Insunza, Navolato4.8 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.8 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana4.6 
 7. Medina, Tijuana4.3 
 8. Polynice, Guasave4.3 
 9. Quintero, Tijuana4.1 
 10. Pulido, Obregon3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Devon PEARSON
  Los M.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Los M.2.1 
 2. Stallings, Guasave2.0 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.8 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 6. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 7. Rougeau, Cananea1.4 
 8. Ayala, Guaymas1.3 
 9. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 10. Allen, Guaymas1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Cananea
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Rougeau, Cananea1.8 
 2. Penny, Tijuana1.6 
 3. Moss, Nogales1.5 
 4. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.1 
 6. Mercado, Nogales1.0 
 7. Gonzalez, Cananea0.9 
 8. Pearson, Los M.0.8 
 9. McCullough, Nogales0.8 
 10. Villanueva, Hermo.0.6 


CIBACOPA Round 29: Tijuana Zonkeys are upset by Pioneros Los Mochis - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in CIBACOPA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 7 rounds.

The game between third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (13-12) and eighth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (9-16) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Pioneros Los Mochis in a tough game in Tijuana 84-90. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. Pioneros Los Mochis outrebounded Tijuana Zonkeys 47-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Tyrone McNeal (213) chipped in 19 points and 16 rebounds. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists for the hosts. Pioneros Los Mochis moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Guasave. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 12 games lost. Pioneros Los Mochis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again at home against Pioneros Los Mochis and are hoping to win this game.
Leader Rayos de Hermosillo delivered the twentieth second victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Mineros de Cananea (11-16) 105-88. The former international forward Jesus Lopez (205-83, college: SW Baptist) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. Emmanuel Little contributed with 12 points for the winners. American guard Jaron Jones (198-89, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 24 points for Mineros de Cananea. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rayos de Hermosillo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-5 record. Mineros de Cananea at the other side keeps the sixth position with 16 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mineros de Cananea will play again at home against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Navolato supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (19-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (12-15). Ostioneros de Guaymas smashed Garra Canera de Navolato 107-86 on Tuesday. Shannon Shorter stepped up and scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. Marcus Elliott responded with 30 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 19-6 record having five points less than leader Hermosillo. Loser Garra Canera de Navolato keeps the fifth position with 15 games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play again against the league's second-placed Ostioneros de Guaymas (#2) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Guasave. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 9th ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (8-17) to seventh ranked Frayles de Guasave (9-16) 97-96 on Tuesday evening. Eric Frederick nailed 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Frayles de Guasave maintains seventh place with 9-16 record, which they share with Los Mochis. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Frayles de Guasave's next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#9) at home.

The best stats of 29th round was 32 points and 9 rebounds by Kenny Jones of Obregon.


Cananea - Hermosillo 88-105

Leader Rayos de Hermosillo delivered the twentieth second victory. This time they beat 6th ranked Mineros de Cananea (11-16) 105-88. Mineros de Cananea was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 62-44 second half run of Rayos de Hermosillo. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. The former international forward Jesus Lopez (205-83, college: SW Baptist) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. American guard Jaron Jones (198-89, college: E.Kentucky) answered with 24 points and the other American import forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) added 18 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Mineros de Cananea. Five Rayos de Hermosillo and four Mineros de Cananea players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Rayos de Hermosillo have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-5 record. Mineros de Cananea at the other side keeps the sixth position with 16 games lost. Rayos de Hermosillo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Mineros de Cananea will play again at home against the league's leader Rayos de Hermosillo (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hermosillo: J.Lopez 27+13reb+1ast, K.Spain 14+2reb+2ast, P.Sanders 12+2reb+2ast, E.Little 12+4reb+3ast, S.Monreal 11+1reb+4ast, J.Camacho 10+5ast
Cananea: J.Jones 24+4reb+1ast, G.Giron 18+4reb+3ast, S.Monroe 18+5reb+5ast, R.Rougeau 13+11reb+2ast, M.Valenzuela 5+1reb, M.Acuna 3+2ast
gschID: 234965


Tijuana - Los Mochis 84-90

The game between third ranked Tijuana Zonkeys (13-12) and eighth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (9-16) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. Tijuana Zonkeys were defeated by Pioneros Los Mochis in a tough game in Tijuana 84-90. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 6 points. Pioneros Los Mochis outrebounded Tijuana Zonkeys 47-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The best player for the winners was American forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import center Tyrone McNeal (213) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points and 16 rebounds. Four Pioneros Los Mochis players scored in double figures. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists and point guard Luis Ramirez (180-82) added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for the hosts. Pioneros Los Mochis moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Guasave. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side keep the third position with 12 games lost. Pioneros Los Mochis will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again at home against Pioneros Los Mochis and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Los Mochis: D.Pearson 24+12reb+1ast, T.McNeal 19+16reb+1ast, P.Harris 15+4reb+5ast, J.Sandoval 13+4reb+5ast, J.Quintero 7+3reb, A.Verdugo 6+2reb
Tijuana: M.Morrison 25+14reb+6ast, L.Ramirez 20+5reb+8ast, J.Penny 16+3reb+2ast, M.Thomas 9+3reb+1ast, E.Medina 8+4reb+5ast, S.Sanchez 4+1reb
gschID: 234964


Guasave - Obregon 97-96

A very interesting game took place in Guasave. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 9th ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (8-17) to seventh ranked Frayles de Guasave (9-16) 97-96 on Tuesday evening. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon won fourth quarter 31-23. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Frayles de Guasave players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Eric Frederick (203-88, college: Texas Wesleyan) nailed 30 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and the former international guard Pedro Meza Rogel (186-85, college: Arizona W. CC) accounted for 16 points and 6 assists. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 32 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and the other American import forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) added 20 points and 7 assists respectively for Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Frayles de Guasave maintains seventh place with 9-16 record, which they share with Los Mochis. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Frayles de Guasave's next round opponent will be again bottom-ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (#9) at home.
Top scorers:
Guasave: E.Frederick 30+9reb+2ast, J.Farrera 21+2reb, P.Meza Rogel 16+4reb+6ast, F.Harris 10+1reb+6ast, N.Stallings 9+3reb+8ast, A.Cervantes 8+4reb
Obregon: K.Jones 32+9reb+3ast, L.Davis 20+3reb+7ast, H.Rivera 14+1reb, N.Carter 10+2reb, J.Salcedo 9+2ast, R.Navarro 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 234963


Navolato - Guaymas 86-107

The game in Navolato supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (19-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Garra Canera de Navolato (12-15). Ostioneros de Guaymas smashed Garra Canera de Navolato 107-86 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Ostioneros de Guaymas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 70 of its points in the paint compared to Garra Canera de Navolato's 46. They outrebounded Garra Canera de Navolato 40-17 including a 34-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. American guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) stepped up and scored 24 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners and the former international forward Hector Hernandez (206-85, college: Fresno St.) chipped in 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) responded with 30 points and Froilan Verdugo (-79) scored 12 points and 4 steals. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ostioneros de Guaymas have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 19-6 record having five points less than leader Hermosillo. Loser Garra Canera de Navolato keeps the fifth position with 15 games lost. Ostioneros de Guaymas will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Garra Canera de Navolato will play again against the league's second-placed Ostioneros de Guaymas (#2) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: S.Shorter 24+7reb+8ast, J.Habel 21+4reb, M.Ayala 14+1reb+3ast, H.Hernandez 13+11reb+4ast, F.Benitez 8+6reb, V.Avila 7+1reb+2ast
Navolato: M.Elliott 30+3reb+3ast, F.Verdugo 12+2reb+2ast, R.Selleaze 11+3reb, A.Villalobos 9+2reb+1ast, J.Angel Reatiga 8+2reb+3ast, B.Toombs 7+3reb
gschID: 234962



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Interview with Vladimir Kuzmanovic, former shooting guard of Buducnost who won league titles with four different teams from three different countries - by Darko Pekic

Vladimir Kuzmanovic (195-G-71, agency: Beo Basket), a member of most successful generation in Buducnost history (won two YUBA Championships with the club from Podgorica) who also won titles abroad, in Belgium and Romania, is talking to eurobasket.com about his career and differences between basketball now and then.

Hello Vladimir, it is known that basketball was not your first love, but as a child you started playing football and then transferred to basketball. How good was Vladimir Kuzmanovic as a football player, and do you think you could have accomplished in football a similar career?

Yes that's true. Football was my first love. I was playing for FC Beograd, since it was the closest club to my house and all kids from neighborhood went there. I was playing in offense and in 12 games I scored 9 goals. I even can't remember which league was that but you need to know it was in mid eighties and to succeed in football was simply not possible, especially if you are from Belgrade. Honestly I don't know any football player who is from Belgrade in that time, of course. Even in basketball was same situation, not so many players who made careers. I don't think I could do much but I still feels that I am better football than basketball player :-)

You have started playing basketball in OKK Beograd and then moved to BFC Beocin, a club that no longer exists but that in the mid-90s was a nightmare for the big clubs from the former Yugoslavia. In the 1995-1996 season, you played in the Finals of the Yugoslav championship coached by Miroslav Nikolic . This generation led by you, Milenko Topic (204-F-69), Zeljko Topalovic (209-C-72) took 2-0 lead in the series against Partizan and then inexplicably lost the title. What are your memories on your years in Beocin?

This is probably the best time of my life. First, I was living on my own which was biggest change and more responsibility. Then, I knew I need to go out from Belgrade to be successful. Once again, in Belgrade there is no players from Belgrade. I'm talking about the past, of course. Second, I was member of, probably, the best TEAM in this region after Yugoslavian teams. We played, great, great basketball and we made big surprise by beating Partizan in first two final games. Surprise was that big so they did everything to prevent Beocin become champions. Media pressure, referees, and a lot of things out of court were done against us. At the end , in fourth game,I broke small bone in my right foot and since I was member of starting five, nobody could replace me. We lost 3-2 but I'm still very proud I was member of that team.

After few successful seasons in BFC Beocin you get a call from Red Star Belgrade and won the League title in 1998, despite the difficult season, marked by coaching changes. But parting ways with Red Star was not the brightest example of professionalism. Can you tell us more about that?

Of course I can. Instead of keeping the team who finally won champion title, president of Red Star, fired five of us SAME NIGHT while we were celebrating big, big success. We did not know in that moment but everything become clear very soon. Dejan Miskovic (209-C-77), Igor Perovic (194-G-74), Vojkan Bencic (196-G-67), Zeljko Topalovic and me were replaced. The idea was to create even better team. What truly happened was that in next season Red Star had the worst result in Euroleague history, made by any team from Ex Yu. Even worst, direct result of this action was creating next strong team, and definitely strongest team in last 20 years-Buducnost. First move made Zeljko Topalovic who bring first Championsip title for Montenegrin team in the season 98-99. Next season Topic and me, together with Partizan players Dejan Tomasevic (208-F/C-73, agency: Beo Basket) and Haris Brkic (200-G/F-74), joined Buducnost and year after Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) and Sasa Obradovic (196-G-69) were there too. All of us, Red Star players.

The next season in Beobanka finally promoted to one of the best guards of YUBA league. That year you had very high stats in a very high quality team led by Darko Russo (agency: Beo Basket ) and after the end of season you get a call from Buducnost, to help one ambitious project to be realized. What motivated you to replace your native Belgrade with Podgorica?


Well, moving from Red Star to Beobanka was big challenge for me because in that time coach of Beobanka was Darko Russo (agency: Beo Basket ) and everybody were saying He demands much, No one can play in his team....and things like that. I wanted to see what he can ask and I can't do. In that season I was first scorer, 2nd in assists and 4th in rebounds in the team. I was back on track again. During that season, in December, coach Nikolic wanted me to join Buducnost immediately but Russo did not want to hear it. Personally, since I was always team player and loyal to all coaches and players I was working with, I did not want to leave Beobanka before the end. So, at the end of the season I moved to Podgorica. A lot of friends and regular people were asking me: Why you are going there, since the team was composed from, basically, all NT players of that time, or at least, they were invited to NT camps. I said: I will play cos no one will do what I can do. And I found my position in this team. The reasons were simple: new challenge again and I always wanted to be in best teams. I did that in Beocin, after in Red Star so why not Buducnost. It was little bit strange to replace Belgrade with Podgorica, since there is the difference of almost 1.6 million people but I found myself there and spend 3 great years.

Buducnost won the second title in Yugoslavia with the perfect record- no defeats. The dominance of Buducnost within the boarders of Yugoslavia was more than obvious, but it is even more interesting to know the fact that due to the sanctions against Yugoslavia Buducnost was banned and did not play its Euroleague games in Podgorica but in Budapest and Sarajevo, and anyway that year reached the Final Sixteen (although it was your first Euro League experience). What was the main characteristic of this team?

As I said this was, by many relevant people, the best team in last 20 years. We made bad choice with home city. Sarajevo was big mistake cos we did not have any home court advantage. After replacing Sarajevo with Budapest things changed and from 0-5 we reached 5-5 in group stage. In quarter finals we were unlucky: our opponent was Pao. It would not be such a big deal but don't forget that year before they had sweep in group stage and they were disqualified in quarter finals! To happen again? No chance. We played great first game. I remember it cos I scored 16 points in first half and we were so close but we lost, 3-4 or 5 points, can't remember. Then in second game, in great atmosphere we beat them 20! Dejan Bodiroga (204-F-73), Zeljko Rebraca (212-C-72), Johnny Rogers (208-C/F-63, college: Cal-Irvine), and many others could not do nothing. In 3rd game....to expect to win? No way. We knew we had our chance in first game. So....Buducnost was very strong team and if there was no that bad start we could do much more than we did. Don't forget only Olympiakos and I believe Maccabi beat us twice in group stage.

Next season you won both YUBA League title and National Cup, led by coach Bogdan Tanjevic (agency: Interperformances ) who replaced Miroslav Nikolic . How much the changed on the bench influenced the later results of Buducnost? What did Bogdan Tanjevic (agency: Interperformances ) bring you?

Bogdan Tanjevic (agency: Interperformances ) was and still is big name of European basketball but replacing Nikolic was in bad moment. We lost some games, simply because we need to adjust to Tanjevic's way of basketball, and it result to meet Real in quarter finals. Again one of the best european teams. If we lost from Paok less than 11 in last group game, we would meet Olimpia, definitelly much easier opponent. We lost both games, easily. A lot of injuries, problems and new players, compromised teams chemistry. Personally, I know people are saying Nikolic brought me in Buducnost after Beocin so I'm lucky he is pushing me.....I was more then happy to show to all of them that coach, who probably did not know a lot about me, at least for sure he did not protected me , was giving me 33 minutes on the court! For me that was proof I was playing good and I was important part of the team.

After three successful seasons in Buducnost you moved to Belgium and then to Greece and Romania, where at the end of your career won FIBA Europe Cup with CSU-Asesoft Ploiesti. On that team was a large number of players from the former Yugoslavia and some of the well known names at that time were, besides you, Marko Rakocevic (205-C-83), Nikola Bulatovic (212-C-71, agency: Beo Basket) and Sasa Ocokoljic (183-PG-76, agency: BeoExcell). How did a small Romanian team manage to win the prestigious European competition?

Haha, well this is miracle but like you said, that was basically Serbian&Montenegrin team. Dont forget Ivan Krasic (201-G/F-73, agency: Beo Basket) and Marko Pekovic (193-G-81, agency: BeoExcell) which give us 6 quality players. We had 3 Romanian NT players and that was it. Enough to play against any team on that level..Romanians like us a lot. They respect what we accomplish in basketball and they wanted to do the same. Of course nobody expected we will win this Cup, but game by game, when we reach Final 4, everything seemed possible. I like the article still exists on FIBA site about Ploiesti and my role in that game. Since I become MVP and I was 34 I decided it is enough. I was playing 12 finals and 10 of those I won. Somebody think it is nothing but I'm very proud of it. I was Champion of Serbia for Juniors and Champion of 4 different countries (Serbia, Montenegro, Belgium and Romania). Don't forget I started with basketball when I was 17 years old. So it is 17 years of basketball. Then take 4 years of amateur contract with my first team, where I had no chance to prove myself, it gives 13 and form that perspective I think this is almost unbelievable. I don't know which actor will be chosen to play me when they decide to make a movie, but I don't care :-)))

Whats your opinion on the basketball level in former Yugoslavia now? Whats the difference in quality between the time you played professionally and new generations?

If I say there is big difference and it was more quality before, when I was playing, a lot of people would say: Who is he to say like that, he was this and that....you know. But if I say I was playing against Carlton Myers (192-G-71), Stojan Vrankovic (217-C-64), Pau Gasol (213-F/C-80), Aleksander Djordjevic (188-G-67), Arturas Karnishovas (204-F-71, college: Seton Hall), Dejan Bodiroga, Zeljko Rebraca etc....and all of them last for a long time, best players of their teams, countries....I don't see same quality today. Yes people could give some other names now but this was privilege to play against those players. Same thing happened with the region. I will not talk about money, organization etc I will say what I said after my second season in Buducnost, when contracts of two our best players, Milenko Topic and Dejan Tomasevic (208-F/C-73, agency: Beo Basket), expired, and journalist asked me: Would our league become less good if those two players leave? I said No. No? Exactly, you see.....Those two players could be replaced with, I that time very promising and talented two kids, Sasha Pavlovic (200-F/G-83) and Zarko Cabarkapa (211-F/C-81) and soon we will have new stars on basketball sky. But when this league loose players like I am, or Dejan Radonjic (188-G-70, agency: Beo Basket), Veselin Petrovic (196-G/F-77, agency: Beo Basket), Zeljko Topalovic/Borac_Nektar_Banja_Luka/2806">Zeljko Zeljko Topalovic, Goran Boskovic (198-G/F-72, agency: Beo Basket), etc, our league will not exists. I was not prophet, I did not know what future brings but I knew what quality we had.

What Vladimir Kuzmanovic does for living now and what are his plans for the future?

Since I was in basketball, well very long time, and this is my field, I'm still very active. I'm working as an agent, scout, adviser....who needs what (even my favorite position would be team manager) , looking for my place in this huge market. A lot of ups and downs, but since I was always fighter, I'm just looking forward. I was never thinking how long will last my career, I was just playing for, sometimes fun, sometimes money, but always enjoying it and now, when I look forward and think, how long will I stay in basketball, the answer is same: as long as I enjoy it.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.5 
 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.20.5 
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.10.7 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Horford, Atlanta H.10.1 
 10. Chandler, New Y.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.6 
 8. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..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. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 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 


LA Clippers waive coach Vinny Del Negro - by Eurobasket News

Los Angeles Clippers (NBA) released 47-year old coach Vinny Del Negro.
Del Negro has never been drafted by the NBA. He helped his team to make it to the NBA Western Conference Semifinals 2012.
Del Negro has coached previously Chicago Bulls.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Spurs survive overtime to grab 2-0 lead against Grizzlies - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio S. - Memphis G. 93-89 OT
Tony Parker (6'2''-PG-82) had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan (6'11''-F/C-76, college: Wake Forest) scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night. The Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals with Game 3 on Saturday in Memphis. Tony Parker had 15 points and a career playoff-high 18 assists, Tim Duncan scored San Antonio's first six points of overtime and the Spurs bounced back after squandering a 13-point lead in the fourth quarter to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-89 on Tuesday night. The Spurs took a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference finals with Game 3 on Saturday in Memphis. The Spurs put all five starters in double figures, getting 14 points from Tiago Splitter (6'11''-C/F-85, agency: Interperformances), 12 from Kawhi Leonard (6'7''-F-91, college: San Diego St.) and 11 from Danny Green. Zach Randolph (6'9''-C-81, college: Michigan St.) had 15 points and 18 rebounds after a two-point performance in Game 1, his lowest-scoring effort all season. Marc Gasol (7'1''-C-85, agency: Interperformances) had 12 points and 14 rebounds. Coach Lionel Hollins talked before the game about wanting the Grizzlies - getting increased attention in their first Western Conference finals appearance - to avoid being like a boy in junior high school who suddenly decides he needs to change once he gets noticed by a pretty girl. 'We're who we are and we have to stay who we are, and we have to understand that no matter who's coming and talking to us, we have to be true to our identity,' Hollins said, 'and we can't go changing and shaving and taking a bath when we haven't taken one all along.' Memphis, with the league's best defense, looked like itself again early on while recovering from a 7-0 hole to turn it into a 15-13 slugfest after the first quarter. But after the Grizzlies went ahead for the first time, San Antonio surged back ahead with seven straight points - including Matt Bonner's two-handed block against Conley and then a jumper by the red-headed sharp-shooter. The Spurs then asserted control with back-to-back 3-pointers from Danny Green and Kawhi Leonard to go up 46-30 before Bayless broke a 4-minute scoreless stretch by the Grizzlies with a free throw with a half-second left in the first half. Courtesy of: washingtonpost.com



Stan Van Gundy confirms he won't coach next season - by Eurobasket News

Stan Van Gundy appeared on The David Baumann Radio Show on Tuesday morning in Orlando and confirmed he will not coach next season. As you get down the road more and the longer you are out, the harder it is to get back in and that was certainly a difficult part of the decision process for me because its certainly something that I miss and dont want to close the door on for the rest of my life, but, it is not right now anyway, in the best interest of my family, so it wont be next year, said Van Gundy. Van Gundy has not interviewed with any teams, though he has been contacted. The Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks are two teams known to have interest in Van Gundy. I sort of laugh a little bit on jobs I supposedly interviewed for. I dont know who those sources are. I certainly have had inquiries from people, but no job offers and I have not interviewed anywhere. Van Gundy was also asked about an ESPN report indicating Dwight Howard (6'11''-C-85)'s frustration with Mike D'Antoni . When Dwight has a private meeting with Mitch Kupchak , I dont know who the source would be other than Mitch Kupchak ," said Van Gundy. "My guess is Mitch is not the source and Dwight is not the source. I know through my own history and even some things written about what I was supposedly doing this Spring, that quite honestly, I think a lot of times these writers just sit down, make up a story, claim theres a source and put it out there. I hate to say that, but theres no other explanation.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Cavaliers leapfrog Magic to win NBA draft lottery - by Eurobasket News

Nick Gilbert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the NBA lottery odds again. The Cavaliers won the lottery for the second time in three years Tuesday, giving them the No. 1 pick for the June 27 draft. Gilbert, owner Dan Gilbert's bowtie-wearing son, was on stage for another the victory. After he won it in 2011, the Cavs used the pick to take eventual Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving (6'3''-G-92, college: Duke).
The Orlando Magic fell back one spot to No. 2, while the Washington Wizards vaulted from the No. 8 spot to third.
Toronto won the 12th overall pick in the lottery, but it was transferred to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of the deal that saw James Harden go to the Houston Rockets and Kyle Lowry go to the Raptors.
Ten years after winning the lottery that landed them LeBron James, the Cavaliers picked up another opportunity to help speed up the rebuilding process since his departure to Miami in 2010. The potential No. 1 pick this year, Kentucky freshman Nerlens Noel (6'10''-F-94), is no James. But he could be a nice addition for the Cavs once he's recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his knee, if they keep the pick. They also have Nos. 19, 31 and 33 for new coach Mike Brown, who they rehired after firing Byron Scott following a 24-58 season. "We were hoping regardless of what pick we got that this would be our last lottery," Dan Gilbert said. "We thought originally after everything had to be reset that it would be a three-year process. You never know. It could be four. We thought three years, but having No. 1 and 19, we've got a pretty good chance of this being the last one for a while." Dan Gilbert and the rest of the Cavs entourage, all wearing bowties as well, celebrated their latest victory, which came with 15.6 per cent odds after they finished with the NBA's third-worst record at 24-58. "For everyone in Cleveland who has supported us through these three years, I think this is for them," Dan Giblert said. "Is that right, Nick?" "It feels good," Nick said. Dan Gilbert called Nick, born with Neurofibromatosis (NF), a nerve disorder that causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body at any time, his "hero" after the 2011 win. Nick, who wears thick glasses, charmed viewers before that one, responding to a question about being there by saying: "What's not to like?" He wore a stern look this time, saying he expected he was done coming here and that he believed the Cavs would be in the playoffs next season. They got a nice jump on that goal. Not even having four-time winner Pat Williams on stage and 25 per cent odds could get the No. 1 pick for the Magic. The team with the best odds hasn't won since 2004, when Orlando won for the third time with Williams representing them and drafted Dwight Howard. Even heading back to their Hornets name couldn't change the luck of the Bobcats, who were lottery losers for the second straight year. Hours after owner Michael Jordan announced they were planning to get back the original nickname of the Charlotte franchise, the Bobcats fell from No. 2 to the fourth spot. Last year, Charlotte had the best odds of winning after the worst season in NBA history but fell back one spot to second. The lottery sets the top three teams, and the remainder of the 14 teams finish in inverse order of their record. Phoenix will pick fifth, followed by New Orleans, Sacramento, Detroit, Minnesota, Portland, Philadelphia, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Utah. The Thunder got the Raptors' pick as payment of a previous trade because it didn't move into the top three. Bryan Colangelo represented the team on stage on the day the Raptors announced he would stay on as team president but they would hire a general manager. Guards Ben McLemore (6'5''-G) of Kansas and Trey Burke (6'0''-PG-92) of Michigan, the college player of the year, and Georgetown forward Otto Porter (6'8''-F-93) Jr. are considered other top available players. With uncertainty at the top, this is another year when the No. 1 pick could've been a high school player if eligible. Kansas-bound prep star Andrew Wiggins may have been the choice, but the age limit requiring players to be 19 years old and a year out of high school will remain unchanged at least until the players' association has a new executive director to replace the ousted Billy Hunter. The union would like the limit to be lowered or scrapped entirely, while the NBA has expressed interest in raising it to 20.
Courtesy of: cbc.ca



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Montana lands Martin Breunig - by Daniel Poerschke

Montana men's basketball coach Wayne Tinkle has announced the signing of 6-foot-8 forward Martin Breunig (6'8''-F-92), who is transferring from the University of Washington.

Breunig, who is originally from Germany, will sit out next year due to NCAA transfer rules.

Breunig played in 21 games as a freshman at Washington, but saw action in just nine games and scored one point as a sophomore. He competed on the German under-18 national team at the FIBA European Championships in Lithuania in 2010.

Source: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/9296327/montana-lands-washington-transfer-martin-breunig



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  NIGERIA   

DStv PBL Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Atlantic

May. 20: Royal Hoopers - Police Baton 71-78
May. 19: Royal Hoopers - Police Baton 71-66
May. 19: Customs - Islanders 52-63

Savannah

May. 19: Plateau Peaks - Yelwa Hawks 83-51
May. 19: Bauchi Nets - Immigration 70-72
May. 19: Mark Mentors - Kada Stars 68-64
May. 19: Kano Pillars - Niger Potters 53-47

Regular Season: Round 9

May. 24: Islanders - Comets
May. 24: Police Baton - Union Bank
May. 24: Customs - Royal Hoopers



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Alaska Aces ink Wendell McKines, ex Rouen - by Eurobasket News

Alaska Aces (PBA) signed 25-year old American forward Wendell McKines (198-103kg-88, college: New Mexico State). He just played at SPO Rouen Basket in French ProB. In 34 games he had very impressive stats: 17.3ppg, 8.9rpg and 1.3spg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as McKines' college team won WAC Tournament in 2010 and 2012. He was also voted NABC Division I All-District 6 1st Team in 2012.
McKines graduated from New Mexico State in 2012 and it is his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Asia-Basket.com All-PBA Commissioner's Cup 1st Team 2013
Robert Dozier
Dozier
Joe Devance
Devance
Calvin Abueva
Abueva
Gary David
David
LA Tenorio
Tenorio

Guard of the Year: LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Barangay Ginebra
Forward of the Year: Calvin Abueva (191-F-88) of Alaska Aces
Center of the Year: Robert Dozier (206-F-85) of Alaska Aces
Domestic Player of the Year: Calvin Abueva (191-F-88) of Alaska Aces
Import Player of the Year: Robert Dozier (206-F-85) of Alaska Aces
Defensive Player of the Year: Calvin Abueva (191-F-88) of Alaska Aces
Coach of the Year: Luigi Trillo of Alaska Aces

1st Team
F: Robert Dozier (206-F-85) of Alaska Aces
C: Joe Devance (201-C-82) of San Mig Coffee
F: Calvin Abueva (191-F-88) of Alaska Aces
G/F: Gary David (188-G/F-78) of Global Port
PG: LA Tenorio (177-PG-84) of Barangay Ginebra

2nd Team
F/C: Vernon Macklin (208-F/C-86) of Barangay Ginebra
F: Nino Canaleta (196-F-82) of Air21 Express
F: Arwind Santos (193-F-81) of Petron Blaze
PG: Jayson Castro (173-PG-86) of Talk N Text
PG: Joseph Casio (177-PG-86) of Alaska Aces

Honorable Mention
Denzel Bowles (208-F/C-89) of San Mig Coffee
Marc Pingris (195-C-81) of San Mig Coffee
Ranidel deOcampo (195-F-81) of Talk N Text
Marcio Lassiter (188-G-87) of Petron Blaze
Chris Ross (185-G-85) of Meralco Bolts



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Santurce 15-7 
 2. Mayaguez 14-8 
 3. Ponce 14-8 
 4. Quebradillas 12-10 
 5. Arecibo 11-11 
 6. Humacao 10-12 
 7. Guayama 10-12 
 8. Guaynabo 10-12 
 9. San German 8-14 
 10. Bayamon 6-16 

Regular Season: Round 26

May. 21: Arecibo - Humacao 91-75
May. 20: Ponce - Guayama 85-78
May. 21: San German - Guaynabo 85-72
May. 19: Santurce - Guaynabo 75-80
May. 19: Humacao - San German 66-68

Regular Season: Round 27

May. 22: Santurce - Mayaguez
May. 22: Quebradillas - Bayamon
May. 23: Guayama - San German
May. 23: Arecibo - Guaynabo


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Harris, Ponce20.0 
 2. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 3. Carmona, Humacao18.9 
 4. Ayuso, Guaynabo18.7 
 5. Shannon, Bayamon17.9 
 6. Brown, Humacao17.5 
 7. Ramos, Arecibo17.0 
 8. Efejuku, Mayaguez16.5 
 9. Vassallo, Arecibo16.3 
 10. Jones, Guayama16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Harris, Ponce11.3 
 2. Lloreda, Guaynabo10.4 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo10.3 
 4. Phillip, San German9.2 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon8.5 
 7. Harrellson, Guaya.8.2 
 8. Graterol, Arecibo8.2 
 9. Garcia, San German8.0 
 10. Scott, Humacao7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.3 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.3 
 3. Rivera, Ponce5.1 
 4. Huertas, Quebradil.4.2 
 5. Coronado, Guayama4.0 
 6. Garcia, Quebradill.3.9 
 7. Pagan, Santurce3.5 
 8. Mojica, Bayamon3.5 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.3 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 3. Rodriguez, Guayama1.5 
 4. Mojica, Bayamon1.4 
 5. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Santiago, Ponce1.3 
 7. Rivera, Ponce1.3 
 8. Harrellson, Guaya.1.2 
 9. Williams, Santurce1.2 
 10. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Penn, Humacao1.8 
 2. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 3. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.4 
 5. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 6. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Graterol, Arecibo0.9 
 10. Brock, Guayama0.9 



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Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Steven BURTT
  Avtodor
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Burtt, Avtodor21.3 
 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. McGhee, Ural E.14.4 
 9. Podkolzin, Novosyb.14.2 
 10. Komissarov, Volgo.14.2 
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.7.4 
 4. Rollins, Trotamund.7.1 
 5. Varlamov, AltajBas.7.1 
 6. Pisarchuk, Sever.7.0 
 7. Makshantsev, Novo.6.9 
 8. Vzdykhalkin, Ryaz.6.9 
 9. Semerninov, Ruskon.6.7 
 10. Denison, Ataman6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Steven BURTT
  Avtodor
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Burtt, Avtodor5.6 
 2. Glazunov, Ural E.5.3 
 3. Lekavicius, Univ.S.5.1 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.6 
 5. Chernov, AltajBas.4.5 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd4.4 
 7. Mateyunas, Ataman4.3 
 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. Mateyunas, Ataman1.8 
 6. Lekavicius, Univ.S.1.8 
 7. Glazunov, Ural E.1.7 
 8. Zakharov, N.Nov.1.6 
 9. Bartunov, Ryazan1.6 
 10. Semerninov, Rusko.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Hakeem ROLLINS
  Trotamundos
  (202-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Rollins, Trotamund.1.7 
 2. Rindin, Univ.Surgut1.3 
 3. Ponosov, AltajBas.1.3 
 4. Denison, Ataman1.2 
 5. Likholitov, Volgog.1.2 
 6. Varlamov, AltajBas.1.0 
 7. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 8. Kondrashin, Sever.1.0 
 9. Oveshkov, Planeta.0.9 
 10. Voron, Volgograd0.9 


Ettore Messina: - by Athanasios Ntinas

Head coach of CSKA, Ettore Messina , mentioned after the victory over Krasnye Krylia at the fourth match of this quarter finals series for the VTB Championship, that his players had a very good offensive game in comparison to the previous game.
It was a complicated match, especially taking into account our performance in the previous match and the fact that we have lost Sonny Weems in addition to Milos Teodosic, - said Messina in CSKA's official site. We were able not only to protect the ball but also to improve our offence by moving the ball well, took the lead and controlled the game. I congratulate "Krasnye Krylia" on the completion of a good season, as we start preparing for the semi-final series against "Khimki."



Universitet-Yugra wins Superleague Final Game 1 - by Eurobasket News

3rd place
Avtodor - Ataman 99-91

It looked good early as Ataman took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Avtodor had a 27-20 second period charge getting the lead and Ataman was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 91-99. Ataman was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American-Ukrainian guard Steven Burtt (185-84, college: Iona, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) nailed 39 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals for the winning side and point guard Ivan Strebkov (192-91) accounted for 9 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. Center Alexey Kurtsevich (209-89) came up with 17 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Andrey Mateyunas (180-88) added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Ataman in the defeat. Five Ataman players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Avtodor: S.Burtt 39+2reb+5ast, A.Klimenko 12+7reb+2ast, S.Toropov 12+5reb, A.Zaykin 9+1reb, I.Strebkov 9+6reb+9ast, H.Rollins 7+7reb
Ataman: A.Kurtsevich 17+5reb+1ast, A.Burtsev 14+6reb+1ast, P.Agapov 13+1reb, D.Zagnoyko 12+2reb+5ast, D.Beliaev 12+6reb+2ast, A.Mateyunas 11+6reb+6ast
gschID: 241209


FINAL
Univ.Surgut - Ural Ekaterinb. 87-79

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Universitet-Yugra made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Ural Ekaterinburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Lithuanian point guard Linas Lekavicius (186-84, college: American) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners and guard Anton Ageev (192-84) chipped in 21 points (made all of his eight free throws). At the losing side American power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) responded with 30 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Anton Glazunov (182-86) scored 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Univ.Surgut: A.Ageev 21+4reb+1ast, D.Hloponin 18+2ast, I.Aleksandrov 14+3reb, L.Lekavicius 14+12reb+9ast, A.Savenkov 7+13reb+6ast, A.Rindin 4+1reb
Ural Ekaterinb.: A.McGhee 30+7reb, C.Monroe 14+3reb+5ast, D.Arteshin 12, A.Glazunov 12+7reb+4ast, O.Baranov 6+5reb+2ast, M.Tkachenko 2+1reb
gschID: 241210



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  SCOTLAND   


Scottish National Team 2013 - by Simas

Scottish National Team 2013
#s#
Ifedade Thomas
Thomas
Jonny Bunyan
Bunyan
Scott Russell
Russell
Nicholas Collins
Collins
Fraser Glass
Glass
#e#5
Ifedade Thomas 185-G/F-88 Troon T. Scotland
John Browne 92 E.Lothian P. Scotland
Jonny Bunyan 182-PG-92 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
Scott Russell 182-PG-81 C.Eriksson F. Scotland
Nicholas Collins 195-F-84 St.Mirren S. Scotland
Fraser Glass 185-PG-92 St.Mirren S. Scotland
Christopher Cleary 200-C-88 St.Mirren S. Scotland
Gareth Murray 201-F-84 Glasgow Rocks United Kingdom
Kevin Scott 185-SG-88 Glasgow Storm Scotland
Matthew Dick 201-F Stirling K. Scotland
Alasdair Fraser 201-F-92 Maine USA
Kieron Achara 208-PF-83 Kavala Greece




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Serbian Uros Lucic celebrates in Novo Mesto - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Uros Lucic (207-C-83) celebrates in Novo Mesto as his Slovenian Krka triumphs at 2012/2013 season! The team won the Final series against Olimpija 3-1 and clinched the title.
The game was mostly controlled by Krka. Un.Olimpija managed to win second period 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Un.Olimpija 36-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. 24 personal fouls committed by Un.Olimpija helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Matjaz Smodis fired 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Jakov Vladovic chipped in 9 points and 6 rebounds. Prepelic and Salin produced 14 points each for lost side. Omic, Blazic and J.Perkovic poured in 8 apiece.
In 2012-2013 for Krka Novo Mesto Uros Lucic averaged 9.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 64.7% in EuroChallenge. In Adriatic League his stats read 8.3ppg, 4.0rpg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 66.7%.



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It all boiled down to the wire in the ICSL 2013 top four play-offs - by Elvis Dickson

It all boiled down to the wire in the ICSL 2013 top four play-offs, with Good Fellas Basketball and Braamfontein Blues defeating Jozi Nuggets and Egoli Magic respectively on Friday night at the prestigious Mandeville Indoor Centre.

Good Fellas had out-played and out-rebounded their way to the final by defeating Jozi Nuggets 84 - 68 earlier in the evening in a match that was very physical and resulted in a lot of injuries. It was a tough night for the Nuggets who had to give up the game with almost 30secs left on the clock.

The 2nd semi final match of the night was however more entertaining and nail biting. The Blues had taken the lead early in the game, and forcing Egoli Magic to play catch up for all the way to the last 5 minutes of 4th quarter when Braam Blues finally broke away with vital 3 points shots from Tshiamo Ngakana and Judd Simankov and additional 2 points field goals to move the game beyond Egoli's reach. And eventually winning 74 - 58. Jono was spectacular in the paint, grabbing valuable rebounds and being very aggressive under the rim.

This defeat makes one wonder about Egoli's statue as a Basketball powerhouse in South Africa. It goes on to confirm the popular opinion that for Egoli Magic to be a serious contender in the proposed National Basketball League (NBL), they will need to revamp their roster. Egoli will have to recruit younger and more athletic players than they currently have. The current roster seems dilapidated and simply cannot compete against the caliber of teams that they will meet in the NBL in less than 4 months.


Kudos must go though to the Braamfontein Blues Basketball team who without their star player and the league's top scorer Edgar Tifo managed to put up an outstanding performance by defeating a 'powerhouse' team and qualifying for the finals of its flagship event where rampant Good Fellas will be waiting.



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South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon - by Eurobasket News

South Korea -China 79:68

South Korea wins East Asian Championship in Incheon. The hosts posted all the victories in the tournament and managed to beat China in the Final game, 79:68.
Both teams deserved the Final game. South Korea started the game with 19-13 lead and managed dot win the first half by 7 points. China replied with 20-17 in the third quarter and reduced to 4 points entering the last stanza. South Korea however needed a final 19-12 rally to seal the victory and the title.
Kim Min-Goo top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Park Chan-Hee (190-G-87) nailed 15. Kim Jong-Kyu (207-C-91) posted 13, while Lee Jung-Hyun (191-F-87) and Lee Jong-Hyun (206-C-94) had 12 each. Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) answered with 17 points in the losing effort and Li Muhao (218-C-92) had 12. Sun TongLin (208-F/C-92) and Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) followed them with 11 points each in defeat.

South Korea: Kim Min-Goo 18, Park Chan-Hee 15, Kim Jong-Kyu 13, Lee Jung-Hyun 12, Lee Jong-Hyun 12
China: Guo Ailun 17, Li Muhao 12, Sun TongLin 11, Wang Zhelin 11



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  SPAIN   


Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka look forward to Eurobasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Marc Gasol (216-C-85, agency: Interperformances) and Serge Ibaka (208-C/F-89) look forward to Eurobasket 2013. Juan Antonio Orenga is sure both of them can play on the same level as absent Pau Gasol.
Marc Gasol spent his best season in NBA. He has been named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year. LeBron James finished second, with Serge Ibaka finishing third. In 2011-2012 for Memphis Grizzlies (NBA, starting five) Marc Gasol 14.6 points per game and 7.6 rebounds. In the first Semifinal game he scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds.
Serge Ibakas season in NBA is finished. His Oklahoma City Thunder lost to Marc Gasols Memphis in the Quarterfinal series. This season he showed massive 13.1 points per game and had 7.8 rebounds.



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  SWITZERLAND   

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon20.8 
 2. Mladjan, Lugano T.20.3 
 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.16.9 
 10. Reid, Fribourg16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon11.4 
 2. Burrows, Starwings9.4 
 3. Chapman, SAM M.8.5 
 4. Garrett, Fribourg8.1 
 5. Dobbins, Starwings7.9 
 6. Barber, Lugano T.7.8 
 7. Gordon, Lugano T.7.6 
 8. Volcy, BBC Nyon7.5 
 9. Reid, Fribourg7.5 
 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.6.3 
 4. Parker, Geneve L.6.2 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings5.3 
 6. Kojadinovic, Month.4.7 
 7. Laroche, Monthey4.5 
 8. Draughan, Fribourg3.9 
 9. Burrows, Starwings3.5 
 10. Stimac, Geneve L.3.4 
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. Fergerson, Lugano1.7 
 8. Kojadinovic, Month.1.7 
 9. Freeman, SAM M.1.6 
 10. Dubas, Leuven1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Clint CHAPMAN
  SAM M.
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Chapman, SAM M.2.6 
 2. Garrett, Fribourg2.5 
 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. Mladjan, SAM M.0.8 
 10. Owens, BBC Nyon0.8 



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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.4 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.8 
 3. Penney, TED K.18.3 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.7 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Theodore, Antalya15.8 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.7 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.2 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.5 
 2. Yucel, TED K.11.1 
 3. Francis, Aliaga9.9 
 4. Stimac, Banvit BK7.6 
 5. Elonu, Tofas7.5 
 6. Prince, Mersin7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.7.1 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.5 
 9. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
 10. Dagli, Galatasaray6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.2 
 2. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 3. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 4. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.8 
 5. Theodore, Antalya4.7 
 6. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.5 
 7. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.5 
 8. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 9. Holston, Mersin4.2 
 10. Farmar, Anadolu4.2 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Mersin
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Prince, Mersin1.9 
 2. Markoishvili, Gala.1.7 
 3. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 4. Theodore, Antalya1.7 
 5. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.6 
 6. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu1.5 
 8. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
 9. Lewis, Antalya1.3 
 10. Shumpert, Aliaga1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.6 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.2 
 4. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 5. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 6. Elonu, Tofas1.0 
 7. Plisnic, TED K.0.9 
 8. Aminu, Karsiyaka0.9 
 9. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 
 10. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 


TBL Round 2 of Quarter-Finals: Besiktas and Fenerbahce are out! - by Eurobasket News

Karsiyaka - Fener.Ulker 81-78 (2-0)

The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Karsiyaka outrebounded Fenerbahce Ulker 39-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Fenerbahce Ulker helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Nigerian center Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech) who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The former international center Oguz Savas (212-87) produced 22 points and the former international guard Omer Onan (194-78) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Fenerbahce Ulker players scored in double figures. Fenerbahce Ulker's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Fener.Ulker: O.Savas 22+4reb+1ast, B.McCalebb 14+1reb+2ast, O.Onan 13+6reb+3ast, B.Bogdanovic 11+3reb+2ast, I.Karaman 7+3reb, E.Preldzic 5+5reb+8ast
Karsiyaka: A.Aminu 23+9reb+1ast, B.Dixon 15+5reb+7ast, U.Sonkol 12+8reb+3ast, E.Buker 8+1reb+4ast, W.Thomas 7+9reb+2ast, J.Diebler 6+2reb
gschID: 241249


Tofas - Galatasaray 49-82 (0-2)

The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. Tofas was better in third quarter 15-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Tofas to just 4 points in fourth quarter. Galatasaray had a 31-19 advantage in offensive rebounds. American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Naturalized American power forward Ersin Dagli (203-81, college: Alabama, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 10 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and the former international guard Can Altintig (195-87) added 11 points in the effort for Tofas. 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:
Tofas: C.Elonu 11+11reb+1ast, C.Altintig 11+4reb+3ast, J.Heytvelt 9+2reb, I.Koc 7+3reb+1ast, I.Yildirim 4+1reb, T.Ruzic 4+2reb
Galatasaray: J.Gordon 21+3reb+2ast, M.Macvan 11+5reb, E.Dagli 10+6reb+1ast, C.Akyol 10+1ast, M.Markoishvili 9+1reb+1ast, E.Arslan 9+1ast
gschID: 241248


Besiktas - Banvit BK 74-81 (0-2)

The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 29-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Banvit BK made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game, while Besiktas only scored six points from the stripe. American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) scored 23 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) to lead the charge for the winners and Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) chipped in 13 points during the contest. Four Banvit BK players scored in double figures. The former international power forward Cevher Ozer (206-83, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 20 points and 7 rebounds and the former international guard Muratcan Guler (192-80, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Besiktas: C.Ozer 20+7reb+1ast, M.Guler 14+6reb+4ast, S.Cetin 14+1ast, P.Christopher 10+1reb+1ast, G.Vidmar 7+8reb+1ast, D.Markota 4+2reb+1ast
Banvit BK: C.Davis 23+7reb, S.Erdogan 16+2ast, S.Mejia 13+3reb+3ast, K.Lucas 11+2reb+6ast, S.Edge 5+2reb+1ast, K.Simmons 5
gschID: 241247


TED Kolejliler - Anadolu Efes 79-96 (1-1)

The game was mostly controlled by Anadolu Efes. TED Kolejliler was better in third quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Anadolu Efes shot 63.3 percent from the field. Anadolu Efes had a 29-15 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 66.7 percentage. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: Beo Basket) notched 22 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all nine shots !!!) to lead the effort and American swingman Joshua Shipp (196-86, college: UCLA) supported him with 17 points and 7 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). Anadolu Efes' coach Oktay Mahmudi allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Even a double-double of 11 points and 11 assists by American point guard Ben Woodside (180-85, college: N.Dakota St., agency: Priority Sports) did not help to save the game for TED Kolejliler. Forward Nedim Yucel (203-79) added 10 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Four Anadolu Efes and five TED Kolejliler players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
TED Kolejliler: V.Plisnic 16+5reb+1ast, K.Penney 16+3reb+1ast, J.Stanojevic 14+1reb+2ast, B.Woodside 11+1reb+11ast, N.Yucel 10+13reb, A.Kavaklioglu 5+1reb+2ast
Anadolu Efes: D.Savanovic 22+8reb+3ast, K.Tunceri 19+2ast, J.Shipp 17+4reb+7ast, S.Guler 14+2reb+1ast, S.Erden 8+7reb+2ast, E.Kuqo 8+3reb+3ast
gschID: 241246



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  UBA   


2013 UBA Playoff Picture - by David Walls

David Walls Reports:
5/22/2013

With the UBA playoffs here the stage is now set for the week. The Georgia PRIME lock up the top playoff spot with a 20-1 record in the regular season. The PRIME are led by UBA Coach of the Year Michael Davis and DeAndre Bray (5'6''-G-85, college: Jacksonville St.). The Houston Express hold the next best record in the league at 17-3. Of course there led by MVP candidate Terence Morris (6'10''-F-79, college: Maryland). The PRIME and the Express will await the winners of the first round.

In the first round we have the defending champion GIE Maile Matrix vs. the North Texas Fresh. Reigning MVP Jermaine Barnes (6'5''-G/F-82, college: Point, GA) has been in prime form as of late averaging over 32.4ppg this month along with 6.5 assist per game. For the Fresh it has to be Rookie of the Year candidate Jay Bowdy (6'6''-F/G-83, college: W.Georgia). Bowdy is ranked 4th in the league in scoring and looks to knock off the champs. In the final game should hold the best matchup as the Ohio Hidden Gems will face off against the Georgia Spartans. The Gems are led by Issac Jefferson who is a walking triple double. The Spartans were a late addition to the playoffs led by All-Star Ransom Antonio.

UBA Playoffs will be played at Andrew Young YMCA May 23-24. The UBA finals will be held at Philips Arena at 1:00pm before the Atlanta Dream play the Tulsa Shock. Below you will find Playoff Schedule and matchups.

UBA Playoff Picture:

1. Georgia PRIME
Record: 20-1
Top Player: DeAndre Bray: Top Assistsman in the UBA (11.3apg)
Potential Starters: (PG): DeAndre Bray, (SG): Mike Crain, (SF): Richard Lusane, (SF): Derrick Allen, (C): Miguel Morton
X-Factor: Jon Rogers
(First Round bye)

2. Houston Express
Record: 17-3
Top Player: Terence Morris
Potential Starters: (PG): Wendell Mardis, (SG): Brayon Brown, (SF): Anthony Allison, (PF): Jeremiah Pojah, (C): Terence Morris
X-Factor: Mike Lawson
(First Round Bye)

3. GIE Maile Matrix
Record: 14-7
Top Player: Jermaine Barnes: 3x UBA MVP (Top Scorer (27.9ppg)
Potential Starters: (PG): Freddie Williams, (SG): Quin Humphrey, (SF): Jermaine Barnes, (SF): Jeremy Atkinson, (C): Evan Ravenel
X-Factor: Cervante Burrell

4. Ohio Hidden Gems
Record: 16-4
Top Player: Issac Jefferson
Potential Starters: (PG): Issac Jefferson, (SG) Zach Sowers, (SF): Cordary Ballard, (SF): Sharif Muhammad, (C):
X-Factor: Issac Jefferson

5. North Texas Fresh
Record: 12-8
Top Player: Jay Bowdy
Potential Starters: (PG): Solomon Humphrey, (SG): Brandon Perry, (SF): Jay Bowdy, (PF): A'Daeron Duncan, (C): Damian Lewis
X-Factor: Jay Bowdy

6. Georgia Spartans
Record: 12-8
Top Player: Ransom Antoine
Potential Starters: (PG): Antonio Webb, (SG): Ransom Antoine, (SF): Chad Eichelberger, (SF): Parysh Munroe, (C): Frank Bennett
X-Factor: Antonio Byrd

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  UNITED KINGDOM   

BBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Michael OJO
  Plymouth R.
  (195-G-89)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Ojo, Plymouth R.22.5 
 2. Marks, Cheshire P.22.0 
 3. Smith, Newcastl.20.8 
 4. Holmes, Surrey H.20.6 
 5. Bell, Plymouth R.19.4 
 6. Owumi, Worceste.19.2 
 7. Gumbs, Cheshire P.17.2 
 8. Ogedengbe, London16.6 
 9. Schneck, Plymouth.16.5 
 10. Jackman, London16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kareem MADDOX
  Newcastl.
  (202-F/C-89)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Maddox, Newcastl.10.8 
 2. Keister, Durham W.10.3 
 3. Schneck, Plymouth.10.1 
 4. Ocitti, Worceste.9.2 
 5. Tuck, Sheffield S.9.0 
 6. Myers, Cheshire P.9.0 
 7. Schreiber, Plymout.8.6 
 8. Bucci, Durham W.8.5 
 9. Holmes, Surrey H.8.2 
 10. Bland, Schenech.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ralph BUCCI
  Durham W.
  (193-G-75)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Bucci, Durham W.5.5 
 2. Holmes, Surrey H.5.4 
 3. Chapman, Newcastl.5.3 
 4. Holmes, Surrey H.4.5 
 5. Haskins, Cheshire.4.3 
 6. Sullivan, Leiceste.4.3 
 7. Holmes, Sheffield4.0 
 8. Owumi, Worceste.3.9 
 9. Jones, Manchest.3.8 
 10. Huffman, Newcast.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Travis HOLMES
  Surrey H.
  (193-G-86)
  Avg: 3
 1. Holmes, Surrey H.3.0 
 2. Holmes, Surrey H.2.9 
 3. Ojo, Plymouth R.1.9 
 4. Taylor, Leiceste.1.9 
 5. Huffman, Newcastl.1.9 
 6. Bucci, Durham W.1.8 
 7. Smith, Newcastl.1.8 
 8. Baldarelli, Durham1.5 
 9. Calvo, Leicester R.1.4 
 10. Marks, Cheshire P.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alif BLAND
  Schenech.
  (203-C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Bland, Schenech.2.4 
 2. Schreiber, Plymout.1.8 
 3. Maddox, Newcastl.1.5 
 4. Sturt, London Lio.1.4 
 5. Masiulis, Worceste.1.4 
 6. Ocitti, Worceste.1.1 
 7. Vanderbeken, Glasg.1.0 
 8. Watts, Manchest.0.9 
 9. Holmes, Surrey H.0.9 
 10. Calvo, Mersey T.0.8 


Standings - EBL Conf.

EBL D1 Standings
 1. Reading R. 22-4 
 2. Bristol AF 18-8 
 3. Northumbria 17-9 
 4. Leopards 16-10 
 5. Tees Valley M. 16-10 
 6. Leeds Carnegie 16-10 
 7. Worthing T. 13-13 
 8. Leicester W. 12-14 
 9. Medway Park 12-14 
 10. Hemel Storm 11-15 
 11. Westminster W. 10-16 
 12. Bradford D. 10-16 
 13. Derby T. 6-20 
 14. Brixton T. 3-23 


EBL Div.1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martyn GAYLE
  Derby T.
  (-G-89)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Gayle, Derby T.21.1 
 2. Ebanks, Tees V.20.7 
 3. Rose, Derby T.20.2 
 4. Lufadeju, Medway19.9 
 5. Kohn, Tees V.19.9 
 6. Rivers, Worthing.18.4 
 7. Johnston, Worthing.18.2 
 8. Cummings, Leopards18.1 
 9. Marsden, Leeds C.17.9 
 10. Hernandez, Leopa.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Manock LUAL
  Medway Park
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 12
 1. Lual, Medway Park12.0 
 2. Richard, Worthing.11.8 
 3. Rivers, Worthing.11.4 
 4. Silcott, Bradford.11.0 
 5. Marsden, Leeds C.11.0 
 6. Kohn, Tees V.10.8 
 7. Hernandez, Leopar.10.5 
 8. Hobin, Medway Park8.5 
 9. Anebo, Leeds C.8.1 
 10. Fetske, Bradford8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jason WASHINGTON
  Northumb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Washington, Northu.5.7 
 2. Glavan, Tees V.5.0 
 3. Ebanks, Tees V.4.5 
 4. Owen, Bristol AF4.5 
 5. Johnston, Worthing.4.4 
 6. Hobin, Medway Park4.1 
 7. Streete, Bristol AF4.1 
 8. Cummings, Leopards4.1 
 9. Robinson, Tees V.3.8 
 10. Nelson, Reading R.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jorge EBANKS
  Tees V.
  (--86)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Ebanks, Tees V.4.6 
 2. Washington, Northu.2.3 
 3. Rose, Derby T.2.2 
 4. Hobin, Medway Park2.1 
 5. Glavan, Tees V.2.1 
 6. Robinson, Tees V.2.0 
 7. Cummings, Leopards1.9 
 8. Lufadeju, Medway1.9 
 9. Johnston, Worthing.1.7 
 10. Kohn, Tees V.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Kadiri RICHARD
  Worthing.
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Richard, Worthing.3.8 
 2. Garcia, Bristol AF1.9 
 3. Hobin, Medway Park1.2 
 4. Glen, Northumbria1.1 
 5. Youngblood, Leopa.1.1 
 6. Lohfink, Reading R.0.9 
 7. Marsden, Leeds C.0.8 
 8. Brown, Leopards0.7 
 9. Fetske, Bradford D.0.7 
 10. Kohn, Tees V.0.6 


Rowe Still A Rider - by Paul Nilsen

Leicester Riders continued with their team building for the 2013/14 season by re-signing 6 foot 8 inch forward Anthony Rowe (203-F-85, college: N.Georgia). The 27 years old Rowe was born in Plymouth and played for his home town club for 4 seasons, after graduating from US college North Georgia, before joining Riders early last season, after a season ending injury to centre John Fraley.

Rowe knocked down nearly 12 points a game, and averaged nearly 7 rebounds and just over 1 assist per game, for the Jelson Homes DMU backed Riders, which helped Rowe pick up his first silverware in the BBL.

Rowe said, "I am absolutely ecstatic to come back with the Riders. I was really pleased with the way I was welcomed into the Riders team part way through the season, and Leicester has proved a great team, a great Club, and a great organization."

"Winning three trophies was well beyond my expectations, but well deserved, because this team put in a lot of hard work. I really always wanted to stay and defend those titles and keep that success coming to the city."

Rowe admitted coach Rob Paternostro was a factor in his decision, "Rob is a great coach, and good person, and was undoubtedly part of the reason I am here. He has total respect of his players, and I feel I have learned a lot and improved immensely throughout the season."

"And as a team, I think we can step up again. It is great we have already got a number of British players back. If you look at successful teams over a number of years in the BBL, keeping a solid group of good British players is a big factor, and I really like the way the Club is getting on and getting key players under contract early."

Riders Head Coach Rob Paternostro said, "Last season when Rowe arrived he fitted in really well, and proved his ability to adapt to what we were looking for quickly. Anthony can do a variety of things at both ends of the court, but most impressive is his hunger to win. He also brings a lot to the organization in terms of his outstanding work in the community."

"What I really like is, with Rowe's signing, we are building a core of young British talent in our team, when you add in Jamell Anderson and Connor Washington. These guys send a message to the younger players in our organization that if you buckle down, train hard, and listen and learn, there are openings in our team. And, of course, their signings give huge flexibility to our squad."



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  URUGUAY   

Standings - Metropolitan League

Metropolitan Standings
 1. 25 de Agosto 0-0 
 2. Cader 0-0 
 3. Capitol 0-0 
 4. Colon 0-0 
 5. Guruyu Waston 0-0 
 6. Larre Borges 0-0 
 7. Marne 0-0 
 8. Stockholmo 0-0 
 9. Urunday Univ. 0-0 
 10. Verdirrojo 0-0 
 11. Welcome 0-0 
 12. Yale 0-0 


Results for the Metro League 2nd. round - by Hector Lopez

Larre Borges defeated Marne 87-70 to win its second straigth game after the round two for the Metropolitan League. Justin Dobbins (203-C/F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: E.Michigan) scored 28 points with 9 rebounds and 3 blocks, while Renzo Lazzaroni (186-G-85) added 23 points and 5 assists for the winner. For Marne Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) netted 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Other results:
Welcome 75 - Santiago Moglia (196-F-89) 28 points Ivan Loriente (186-G-92) 16 points, 9 rebounds 9 assists.
Yale 65 - Andres Martinez (198-C-69) 25 points Emilio Dominguez (202-C-87) 13 points
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Verdirrojo 74 - Maximiliano Cervi (198-F-92) 29 points 9 rebounds, Nicolas Delgado (198-F-87) 21 points 9 rebounds
Urunday Universitario 57 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 16 points 6 rebounds




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  VENEZUELA   

Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 37-14 
 2. Cocodrilos 34-16 
 3. Gaiteros 28-24 
 4. Bucaneros 27-23 
 5. Gigantes 25-25 
 6. Guaros 24-27 
 7. Trotamundos 24-28 
 8. Guaiqueries 19-32 
 9. Panteras 19-32 
 10. Toros 17-33 

Regular Season: Round 46

May. 20: Cocodrilos - Marinos 78-81
May. 20: Gaiteros - Guaros 102-99
May. 21: Gigantes - Toros
May. 22: Gaiteros - Trotamundos


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Humacao
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Carmona, Humacao23.2 
 2. Pena, Toros21.9 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.21.5 
 4. Santana, Gaiteros21.0 
 5. Maye, Bayamon20.4 
 6. Martinez, Guaros19.3 
 7. Bailey, Panteras19.3 
 8. Rodgers, Marinos18.2 
 9. Flores, Guaiqueries18.1 
 10. Walker, Gigantes18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Martinez, Guaros12.2 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros10.1 
 3. Massie, Panteras9.9 
 4. Miller, Toros8.2 
 5. Urbina, Toros8.1 
 6. Sucre, Marinos7.8 
 7. Lugo, Guaiqueries7.7 
 8. Colmenares, Cocod.7.7 
 9. Bethelmy, Cocodril.7.7 
 10. Carmona, Humacao7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kelvin PENA
  Toros
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Pena, Toros6.1 
 2. Rivera, Humacao6.1 
 3. Vargas, Marinos6.0 
 4. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.0 
 5. Cubillan, Trotamun.4.6 
 6. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.6 
 7. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.5 
 8. Fortson, Trotamun.4.1 
 9. Guillent, Guaros3.8 
 10. Flores, Guaiqueri.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Bucaneros
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Riley, Bucaneros2.9 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.2.5 
 3. Vargas, Marinos2.4 
 4. Horton, Panteras2.2 
 5. Guillent, Guaros2.2 
 6. Cubillan, Trotamun.2.2 
 7. Carmona, Humacao2.2 
 8. Rivera, Humacao2.0 
 9. Pena, Toros2.0 
 10. Macuare, Gigantes2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Toros
  (204-C-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Miller, Toros2.2 
 2. Lang, Cocodrilos1.6 
 3. Lugo, Guaiqueries1.6 
 4. Feeley, Gigantes1.3 
 5. Massie, Panteras0.9 
 6. Gadzuric, Marinos0.9 
 7. Santana, Gaiteros0.9 
 8. Bravo, Gigantes0.8 
 9. Matthews, Marinos0.8 
 10. Adams, Guaros0.8 




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Women News


Belarusian National Team 2013 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Katerina Snytsina
Snytsina
Alexandra Tarasava
Tarasava
Volha Istseliatsova
Istseliatsova
Tatsiana Likhtarovich
Likhtarovich
Marina Kress
Kress
#e#5
Katerina Snytsina 188-F-85 Chevakata Russia
Alexandra Tarasava 170-PG-88 VS Praha Czech Republic
Marina Kress 193-C-80 Gorizont Belarus
Maryia Papova 186-PF-94 Olimpia Belarus
Volha Istseliatsova 189-F-88 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
Ala Murauskaya 187-F-85 Berezina Belarus
Tatsiana Likhtarovich 180-G/F-88 Fortuna Lithuania
Maryia Filonchyk 187-PF-92 Olimpia Belarus
Yelena Leuchanka 196-C-83 Atlanta D. USA
Zhanna Horodetskaya 180-G-79 Tsmoki-Minsk Belarus
Natalia Anufryienka 174-G-85 Gorizont Belarus



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  BELGIUM   


Belgian U16 National Team 2013 - by Greg

Belgian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Fauve Bastiaenssen
Bastiaenssen
Serena-Lynn Geldof
Geldof
Eline Maesschalck
Maesschalck
Sofia Ouahabi
Ouahabi
#e#4
Fauve Bastiaenssen 176-PF-97 Sint Katelijne Belgium
Rachel Blake Arras France
Marie Cole 98 Blue Cats Belgium
Pauline Compere 97 First Andenne Belgium
Jennyfer Copette 97 Belfius Namur Belgium
Sacha De Clerck 97 Sint Katelijne Belgium
Lola Frabel 97 Belfius Namur Belgium
Serena-Lynn Geldof 192-C-97 Oostende Belgium
Laura Henket 98 Point Chaud Belgium
Valerie Huyghe 180-F-97 Blue Cats Belgium
Celien Iliaens 97 Kangoeroes-B. Belgium
Silke Lenssens 97 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
Stephanie Maes
Eline Maesschalck 177-G/F-97 Sint Katelijne Belgium
Yelena Mense 97 Sint Katelijne Belgium
Sofia Ouahabi 165-G-97 CRF AWBB Belgium
Elise Ramette 98 Blue Cats Belgium
Chloe Thonon 97 Point Chaud Belgium

Pierre Cornia Head Coach Point Chaud Belgium
Gerrit Driessens Assistant



Serbia edge Belgium in Kranjska Gora - by Eurobasket News

Serbia Belgium 85:74

Serbia edge Belgium in Kranjska Gora on Tuesday. The team posted a 85:74 win after a loss from Slovak Republic on Monday.
Serbian team dominated the first half and started the game with a 25-16 lead. They added 24-19 rally in the second quarter and enjoyed 14-point halftime advantage. Belgium however was too far to give up and answered with a 19-13 burst in the third period. They tried hard to stay closer to the winners but failed with 20-23 in the last stanza.
Jelena Milovanovic (190-PF-89) top-scored for the winners with 16 points, while Bojana Vulic (191-F/C-84), Jovana Popovic and Sasa Cadjo had 9 each. Jovana Rad (187-PF-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Aleksandra Crvendakic (188-F-96) followed them with 7 points apiece. Nele Deyaert (186-F-79) answered with 13 points in defeat and Sarah Dochez (181-F-89) as well as Sofie Hendrickx (187-PF-86) had 12 each. Mestdagh netted 11, whilst Mayombo scored 10.

Serbia: Jelena Milovanovic 16, Bojana Vulic 9, Jovana Popovic (173-PG-90, agency: LBM Management) 9, Sasa Cadjo (178-G-89) 9, Jovana Rad 7, Aleksandra Crvendakic 7
Belgium: Nele Deyaert 13, Sarah Dochez 12, Sofie Hendrickx 12, Mestdagh 11, Mayombo 10



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  BOTSWANA   

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. BDF 6-1 
 2. Police 5-0 
 3. Relics 4-3 
 4. Ravens 2-4 
 5. Panthers 1-4 
 6. Splinters 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 10

May. 10: Dolphins - Police
May. 11: Relics - Splinters
May. 11: BDF - Ravens
May. 18: BDF - Splinters
May. 18: BDF - Splinters
May. 24: Relics - Police
May. 25: Dolphins - Relics
May. 25: Ravens - BDF
May. 31: Police - Ravens



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Czech Republic won over Ukraine in the opener - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic- Ukraine 83:60

Czech Republic won over Ukraine in the opener of two friendly game between two sides. The Czechs posted a comfortable 83:60 victory in Game 1. Ukraine played fourth game in five days already.
Czech Republic easily started with 24-13 lead and never looked behind. Both teams scored 17 points each in the second frame as Czech Republic enjoyed an 11-point lead at the halftime. Moreover the second half also belonged to the favorites. Czech Republic won the third quarter 18-11 and finished the game with 24-19 rally in the last quarter.
Zrustova paced all the winners with 13 points and Kamila Stepanova (191-C-88) as well as Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) delivered 10 each. Romana Hejdova (184-F-88) and Katerina Hindrakova (176-G/F-88) scored 9 points apiece in a win. Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) answered with 24 points for Ukraine. Ganna Zarytska (182-F-86, agency: Data Plus Group) had 10 and Mircheva notched 6.

Czech Republic: Zrustova 13, Kamila Stepanova 10, Tereza Peckova 10, Romana Hejdova 9, Katerina Hindrakova 9
Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 24, Ganna Zarytska 10, Mircheva 6



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  DENMARK   


Danish U16 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Ann Noerregaard
Noerregaard
Sarah Mortensen
Mortensen
Enna Pehadzic
Pehadzic
Grace Gardner
Gardner
Anna-Clara Mogensen
Mogensen
#e#5
4Ann Noerregaard 166-G-97 Horsholm Denmark
5Sarah Mortensen 182-F-97
6Anna-Clara Mogensen 176-F-97 Falcon Denmark
7Anna Muller 160-G-97
8Emelie Horneman 175-F-97
9Enna Pehadzic 176-G/F-97 Horsens Denmark
10Johanna Kampp 175-G-97
11Grace Gardner 185-C-97 Horsens Denmark
12Annemie Espensen 180-F-97
13Victoria Mikkelsen 180-F-97
14Celine Shiffer 177-F-97
15Lisbeth Clausen 183-F-97

Thomas Ginnerup Head Coach Falcon Denmark
Jacob Hjorth Assistant



Danish U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Frederikke Mollerup
Mollerup
Etta Andersen
Andersen
Julie Hoeier
Hoeier
Anemone Scheel
Scheel
Sandra Raun
Raun
#e#5
4Eva Bonde 165-G-95 Horsens Denmark
5Sarah Bersang 168-G-95 Horsens Denmark
6Frederikke Mollerup 177-G/F-95 Horsholm Denmark
7Etta Andersen 174-G-96 Vaerlose Denmark
8Caroline Wich 185-F/C-96 Aabyhoj Denmark
9Mathilde Colding-Poulsen 178-SG-95 SISU Denmark
10Cecilie Jessen 180-F-96
11Julie Ilsby 173-SG-95 SISU Denmark
12Julie Hoeier 185-C-95 Aabyhoj Denmark
13Anemone Scheel 184-F-95 Horsholm Denmark
14Kia Fisker 185-F/C-95 Aabyhoj Denmark
15Sandra Raun 177-G-96 Amager Denmark

Anja Andersen Head Coach Vaerlose Denmark
Rasmus Munch Assistant Vaerlose Denmark



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  ESTONIA   


Estonian U16 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Laura Reissar
Reissar
Kai-Brith Kalda
Kalda
Mariann Adelbert
Adelbert
Eeva-Gloria Kilu
Kilu
Hanna Maria Uusmees
Uusmees
#e#5
4Ege-Ly Viirmaa 162-PG-98
5Laura Reissar 171-PG-97 Rapla KK Estonia
6Darja Dikalenko 163-PG-97
7Hanna Maria Uusmees 174-F-97 Rapla KK Estonia
8Kai-Brith Kalda 186-C-97
9Mariann Adelbert 189-C-98
10Andrea-Martha Teesaar 176-SF-97
11Siiri Kliimson 199-C-98
12Eeva-Gloria Kilu 178-F-87 Tallina U. Estonia
13Sandra Tael 176-F-98
14Arina Vlasenko 174-SG-98
15Kadri Uiga 183-F-97

Janne Rits Head Coach
Marko Parkonen Assistant BC Kalev II Estonia



Estonian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Maaja Bratka
Bratka
Mailis Pokk
Pokk
Greeta Uprus
Uprus
Birgit Piibur
Piibur
Ellen-Anett Poldmaa
Poldmaa
#e#5
4Maaja Bratka 190-F/C-92 Loughborough United Kingdom
6Rosemary Rits 180-F-92 Honka Finland
7Annika Koster 185-F/C-92 Eclex Tallinn Estonia
8Mailis Pokk 185-F/C-92 BG 89 Avides Germany
9Greeta Uprus 177-G/F-94 Audentes SG/N. Estonia
10Janeli Lilleallik 168-PG-94 Tartu U. Estonia
11Birgit Piibur 162-PG-94 Eclex Tallinn Estonia
12Ellen-Anett Poldmaa 178-PG-94 Audentes SG/N. Estonia
13Nele Laurimaa 178-F-93 Tallina U. Estonia
14Kristel Viljus 173-F-93 Rapla KK Estonia
15Eliise Pajumets 175-F-94 Rapla KK Estonia

Jaanus Levkoi Head Coach Eclex Tallinn Estonia



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  EUROCUP   


TSV 1880 Wasserburg keep Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg keep Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year for another season. Emma Cannon (188-F/C-89, college: Cent.Florida) will enter her second year with the German Champions.
Wasserburg became 2012/2013 DBBL Champion. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime against Rhein in Game 4. Emma Cannon helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field).
In 2012-2013 for TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany-DBBL, starting five) Emma Cannon became the top-corer of the League with 20.7ppg, Reb-1 (14.6rpg), 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP-2 (58.0%), FT: 71.9%. In EuroCup her stats read 11.2ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.2%, FT: 60.7%.
Earlier she played for Rochester, NY (School of the Arts) and Cent.Florida. In 2011-2012 appeared for Osnabruck (DBBL, starting five) and also became the top-scorer with 22.6ppg, Reb-1 (13.8rpg), FGP: 50.1%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 72.6%.



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  FINLAND   


Finnish U16 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Nina Augustin
Augustin
Selina Dockery
Dockery
Iina Salmenkivi
Salmenkivi
Riina Karkkainen
Karkkainen
Veera Pirttinen
Pirttinen
#e#5
4Tessa Virtanen 163-SG-97
5Riina Karkkainen 166-PG-98 Huima Finland
6Nina Augustin 167-PG-97 KaPo Finland
7Johanna Borenius 178-F-97
8Sandra Karsten 180-SG-97 KaPo Finland
9Selina Dockery 180-F/G-97 KaPo Finland
10Sini Makela 172-SG-97
11Veera Pirttinen 178-F-97 BC Nokia Finland
12Marianne Kalin 183-PF-97 Catz Finland
13Iina Salmenkivi 184-C-97
14Heta Aijanen 185-C-97
15Ella Vaatanen 184-F-97

Jussi Raikka Head Coach
Jussi Laakso Assistant Honka Finland
Mikko Asikainen Assistant Honka Espoo Finland



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  FRANCE   


French National Team 2013 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui
Yacoubou-Dehoui
Nwal-Endene Miyem
Miyem
Sandrine Gruda
Gruda
Celine Dumerc
Dumerc
Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga
Cata-Chitiga
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4 Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui 190-C-86 Fenerbahce Turkey
5 Nwal-Endene Miyem 188-PF-88 Bourges France
6 Diandra Tchatchouang 186-F-91 Perpignan France
7 Sandrine Gruda 193-C-87 UMMC Russia
8 Edwige Lawson-Wade 168-PG-79 Lattes Montp. France
9 Celine Dumerc 169-G-82 Bourges France
11 Emilie Gomis 178-G/F-83 Lattes Montp. France
13 Ana-Maria Cata-Chitiga 195-C-89 Lattes Montp. France
14 Emmeline Ndongue 192-C-83 Bourges France
16 Valeriane Ayayi 185-F-94 Landes France
17 Anael Lardy 170-G-87 USK Praha Czech Republic
18 Gaelle Skrela 178-G-83 Lattes Montp. France
Helena Ciak 197-C-89 Perpignan France
Marielle Amant 190-F/C-89 Nantes France
Pauline Krawczyk 182-F-85 Bourges France
Kristen Sharp 175-PG-81 Mondeville France

Pierre Vincent Head Coach ASVEL France
Valerie Garnier Assistant Bourges France



Johanne Gomis and Djene Diawara pen deal with Villeneuve dAscq - by Eurobasket News

Johanne Gomis (179-SG-85) and Djene Diawara (192-C-85) pen deal with Villeneuve dAscq for another season.
Johanne Gomis (Halilovic) played for Arras last season. Gomis returned to the club earlier this summer from Reze Nantes Basket. She played for Arras also from 2009 to 2011. In 2011 the shooting guard appeared 28 times in the LFB averaging 13 points and 3 rebounds. Her numbers were lower in EuroCup. In that competition Gomis had 8.7 ppg and 5.2 rpg. A year ago with Arras Johanne Gomis reached EuroCup Finals. She collected 12 ppg, 3.6 spg and 2.6 rpg in 14 games and was awarded with Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention -11. In the past, she played for Nice, Challes and Valenciennes USVO. In 2010, Johanne Gomis played for the French National Team. She had 1.5 ppg for 6 games at the FIBA World Championship in Czech Republic.
Djene Diawara is a center from Mali who played for Flammes Carolo Basket Ardennes since 2009. In season 2011-2012 her stats read 11.0ppg, Reb-3 (9.3rpg), 1.2spg, FGP: 51.4%, FT: 52.1%. She was Eurobasket.com All-French LFB Honorable Mention -11, 12. In 2012-2013 for Flammes Carolo Basket Ardennes ASPTT (France-LFB) Djene Diawara averaged 11.1ppg, 6.1rpg, FGP: 52.1%, FT: 57.5%.



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TSV 1880 Wasserburg keep Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year - by Eurobasket News

TSV 1880 Wasserburg keep Eurobasket.com All-German DBBL Player of the Year for another season. Emma Cannon (188-F/C-89, college: Cent.Florida) will enter her second year with the German Champions.
Wasserburg became 2012/2013 DBBL Champion. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 23-19 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 1-point victory in overtime against Rhein in Game 4. Emma Cannon helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 38 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-17 shooting from the field).
In 2012-2013 for TSV 1880 Wasserburg (Germany-DBBL, starting five) Emma Cannon became the top-corer of the League with 20.7ppg, Reb-1 (14.6rpg), 2.2apg, 1.1spg, FGP-2 (58.0%), FT: 71.9%. In EuroCup her stats read 11.2ppg, 10.0rpg, 1.7apg, FGP: 53.2%, FT: 60.7%.
Earlier she played for Rochester, NY (School of the Arts) and Cent.Florida. In 2011-2012 appeared for Osnabruck (DBBL, starting five) and also became the top-scorer with 22.6ppg, Reb-1 (13.8rpg), FGP: 50.1%, 3PT: 23.5%, FT: 72.6%.



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  HOLLAND   


Dutch National Team 2013 - by Greg

Starting five
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Karin Kuijt
Kuijt
Rianne De Roos
De Roos
Marlou De Kleijn
De Kleijn
Loyce Bettonvil
Bettonvil
Maaike Klein
Klein
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Karin Kuijt 175-G-90 Lekdetec.nl Holland
Rianne De Roos 191-C-89 Belfius Namur Belgium
Marlou De Kleijn 182-F-92 Cadi ICG S. Spain
Loyce Bettonvil 185-F-93 Lekdetec.nl Holland
Maaike Klein 177-G-90 Den Helder Holland
Fieke Ligthart 184-F/C-90 Halle Germany
Francis Donders 170-G-89 Osnabruck Germany
Jill Bettonvil 188-F-92 Lekdetec.nl Holland
Natalie Van Den Adel 185-G-90 Grasshoppers Holland
Tanya Broering 178-G-84 Conquero Spain
Eline Kasius 190-F-92 Binnenland Holland
Richelle Van Der Keijl 196-C-93 CTO Holland

Meindert van Veen Head Coach Den Helder Holland



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Hungarian National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian National Team 2013
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Reka Balint
Balint
Bettina Bozoki
Bozoki
Timea Czank
Czank
Katalin Honti
Honti
Tijana Krivacevic
Krivacevic
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Reka Balint 182-SF-91 DKSK Hungary
Bettina Bozoki 191-F/C-89 DKSK Hungary
Timea Czank 176-G-86 ZTE NKK Hungary
Katalin Honti 177-G-87 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
Tijana Krivacevic 194-F-90 Good Angels Slovakia
Anna Lakloth 181-G-88 UNI Gyor Hungary
Anna Mansare 188-F/C-92 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Gyorgyi Ori 184-G/F-90 UNI Gyor Hungary
Krisztina Raksanyi 181-G-91 UNI Gyor Hungary
Rita Rasheed 182-F-89 UNI Gyor Hungary
Nora Rujak 174-G-90 Bacsbasket Hungary
Nikolett Sarok 180-G/F-90 Bacsbasket Hungary
Zsofia Simon 180-G-89 UNI Gyor Hungary
Virag Szalay 172-PG-84 ZTE NKK Hungary
Orsolya Zsovar 180-G/F-84 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary

Sandor Farkas Head Coach PINKK-Pecsi 424 Hungary



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Icelandic U16 National Team 2013 - by Greg

4 Irena Sol Jonsdottir 161-G-97
5 Salvor Isberg 97 KR Iceland
6 Gudlaug Run Sigurjonsdottir 176-F-97
7 Eva Kristjansdottir 180-F-97 KFI Iceland
8 Laufey Run Hardardottir 162-G-97
9 Ingibjorg Sigurdardottir Grindavik Iceland
10 Kristrun Bjorgvinsdottir 162-G-97
11 Rosa Bjork Petursdottir 174-F-97
12 Karen Dogg Vilhjalmsdottir 178-F-97
13 Thora Jonsdottir 97 Haukar Iceland
14 Isabella Osk Sigurdardottir 179-F-97