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  ASEAN LEAGUE   



Round 2 of Semi-Finals. Satria Muda and Petron Blaze register victories - by Eurobasket News

Satria Muda - KL Dragons 77-65

Satria Muda gained the second straight victory over KL Dragons to step closer to the Finals. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 43-30 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Satria Muda forced 22 KL Dragons turnovers and outrebounded them 51-24 including a 26-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by KL Dragons helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Filipino-American point guard Stanley Pringle (184-87, college: Penn St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 6 rebounds. American Chris Daniels (200-82, college: Georgia) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Satria Muda players scored in double figures. American-Filipino guard Justin Melton (180-86, college: Mount Olive) replied with 28 points and 5 rebounds and American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) added 14 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for KL Dragons.
Top scorers:
Satria Muda: S.Pringle 21+6reb+3ast, S.Thomas 12+13reb, J.Smith 11+6reb+2ast, C.Daniels 11+13reb+4ast, J.Canada 11+4reb+1ast, M.Wuysang 9+4reb+1ast
KL Dragons: J.Melton 28+5reb+3ast, G.Edwards 14+10reb, M.Tautuaa 9+4reb+1ast, A.Siefain 7+3reb+1ast, Y.Seng John Ng 5+1reb+1ast, B.Guganeswaran 2
gschID: 241284


Petron Blaze - Thailand S. 91-60

Petron Blaze struck back against Thailand Slammers and evened the series at 1-1. The game without a history. Petron Blaze led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Petron Blaze outrebounded Thailand Slammers 43-32 including a 26-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Jeric Fortuna scored 13 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American center Brian Williams (208-87, college: Tennessee) chipped in 7 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. American power forward Christien Charles (216-81, college: Villanova) responded with 9 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and Rwandan-American forward Darrius Brannon (206-83, college: Houston) scored 6 points and 7 rebounds. 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:
Petron Blaze: V.Acuna 14+3reb+3ast, C.Banchero 14+4reb+2ast, J.Fortuna 13+3reb+5ast, L.Avenido 12, P.Taulava 9+5reb+1ast, J.Cawaling 7+1reb+3ast
Thailand S.: W.Dawsom 11+1reb+1ast, C.Charles 9+9reb+2ast, L.Gonzaga 7+2reb+2ast, F.Baguion 7+2reb+4ast, C.Klahan 7+2reb+1ast, D.Brannon 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 241283



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  AUSTRALIA   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Ben MADGEN
  Kings
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Madgen, Kings18.2 
 2. Flynn, Tigers17.4 
 3. Ervin, Crocodiles16.9 
 4. Deleon, Bayamon16.4 
 5. Johnson, 36ers16.2 
 6. Wilson, Taipans15.3 
 7. Lisch, Quebradillas15.2 
 8. Goulding, Tigers15.0 
 9. Jackson, Breakers14.6 
 10. Redhage, Quebradi.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Daniel JOHNSON
  36ers
  (212-C-88)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, 36ers8.1 
 2. Holmes, Crocodiles8.0 
 3. Crosswhite, Kings7.6 
 4. Pledger, Breakers7.3 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.2 
 6. Lazare, Kings7.2 
 7. Davidson, Hawks6.6 
 8. Tragardh, Taipans6.4 
 9. Scott, Humacao6.3 
 10. Forman, Hawks6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Jackson, Breakers6.9 
 2. Flynn, Tigers5.9 
 3. Gibson, 36ers4.9 
 4. Ervin, Crocodiles4.3 
 5. Wilson, Taipans3.5 
 6. Martin, Hawks3.3 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.2 
 8. Bruce, Kings3.1 
 9. Deleon, Bayamon3.1 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Cedric JACKSON
  Breakers
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jackson, Breakers2.8 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Carter, Knox R.1.4 
 4. Gliddon, Taipans1.4 
 5. Deleon, Bayamon1.3 
 6. Ervin, Crocodiles1.1 
 7. Martin, Hawks1.1 
 8. Henry, Kings1.1 
 9. Boucher, Wellingt.1.0 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Alex PLEDGER
  Breakers
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Pledger, Breakers1.5 
 2. Nevill, Kalamund.1.2 
 3. Schenscher, 36ers0.9 
 4. Scott, Humacao0.7 
 5. Hinder, Crocodiles0.7 
 6. Knight, Wildcats0.7 
 7. Abercrombie, Break.0.7 
 8. Forman, Hawks0.7 
 9. Blanchfield, Towns.0.7 
 10. Edwards, Taipans0.6 



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  AZERBAIJAN   


Azerbaijani Aleksandr Rindin finished successful season with Surgut - by Eurobasket News

Azerbaijani Aleksandr Rindin (225-C-85, agency: Interperformances) finished successful season with Surgut. His team clinched second place in Russian Superleague last night. In 2012-2013 for Universitet-Yugra Surgut (Russia-Superleague) Aleksandr Rindin averaged 10.3 points per game.
Ural however wins Superleague 2012/2013 Finals. They won 66:63 against Univ.Surgut in Game 4 and won the series 3-1. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Universitet-Yugra won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Aaron McGhee who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Chris Monroe who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Anton Ageev responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Aleksandr Savenkov scored 7 points and 15 rebounds. Aleksandr Rindin scored 4 points and made 3 rebounds in a loss.



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  BELGIUM   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.9 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar18.5 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende17.2 
 5. Randle, Spirou16.8 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.5 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut15.0 
 9. Black, Antwerp14.8 
 10. Robinson, Leuven14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Green, Spirou7.3 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.4 
 4. Young, Aalstar6.4 
 5. Wilkinson, Oostende6.3 
 6. Aska, Leuven6.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.0 
 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. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.0 
 5. Raivio, Aalstar3.8 
 6. Randle, Spirou3.8 
 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. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 4. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 6. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.8 
 7. Randle, Spirou1.7 
 8. Green, Spirou1.7 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 10. Anderson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Spirou
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 2. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 3. Ferguson, Verviers.1.1 
 4. Wilkinson, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.8 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Green, Spirou0.6 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Williamson, Liege0.6 


Mons-Hainaut add Maarten Rademakers - by Eurobasket News

Mons-Haunait have agreed on terms of contract with Maarten Rademakers (205-C/F-91). The centre signed a two-year deal with Mons-Hainaut. Maarten Rademakers played for the Antwerp Giants lately. He tallied 1.0 point and 1.7 boards per game in EuroChallenge. The centre also delivered 2.9 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in D1 for the Giants. Maarten Rademakers also played for the Antwerp Giants 2nd team. He notched 11.9 points per game in Division II. Maarten Rademakers was the member of the U16, U18 and U20 Belgian National Teams. The centre made it into All-European Championship U20 Division B 2nd Team in 2011. He joined the National Team in 2012.


Ethias League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Mons-Hainaut pave their way into Finals - by Eurobasket News

Spirou - M.Hainaut 57-71

Mons-Hainaut prevailed against Spirou to sweep the semifinal series. The game was mostly controlled by Belfius Mons-Hainaut. Spirou Charleroi managed to win second period 14-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Belfius Mons-Hainaut made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) who scored 16 points and 5 assists. Guard Quincy Taylor (196-82, college: UAB) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Devin Green (201-82, college: Hampton) who recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Jerome Randle (178-87, college: California) added 7 points and 4 assists respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Wallace 16+4reb+5ast, Q.Taylor 15+2reb+3ast, J.Cage 9+4reb, G.Muya 9+3reb+1ast, M.Randle 8+9reb+1ast, B.Qvale 7+9reb
Spirou: C.Beghin 12+2reb, D.Green 10+11reb+2ast, J.Randle 7+3reb+4ast, J.Hamilton 6+2reb+1ast, S.Massot 6+3reb+1ast, G.Dandridge 6+1ast
gschID: 241225


Oostende - Aalstar 75-62

Oostende gained 2-1 lead in the semifinal series versus Aalstar. The game without a history. Base Oostende led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 21-of-24 charity shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Okapi Aalstar was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) who led his team to a victory with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. His fellow American import point guard Sean Singletary (183-85, college: Virginia) contributed with 14 points for the winners. American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) answered with 21 points and Samoan-American power forward John Tofi (203-84, college: UTEP) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Okapi Aalstar. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Oostende: S.Singletary 14+4reb+1ast, W.Wilkinson 12+5reb, D.Djordjevic 9+3reb+2ast, M.Lojeski 9+10reb+5ast, J.Salumu 6+1ast, D.Drobnjak 6+3reb+1ast
Aalstar: D.Raivio 21+4reb+3ast, J.Tofi 13+8reb+1ast, R.Thompson 11+2reb+2ast, A.Ruoff 7+3reb, C.Young 4+6reb, L.Cummard 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 241224



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  BOSNIA   


Muhamed Pasalic finished the season in Greece - by Miljan Veskovic

Muhamed Pasalic (192-G-87) finished the season in Greece with a loss in a quarter finals against Panionios ON Telecoms Athens, his team Aris Thessaloniki didn't get a ticket to the semifinals as they lost the third decisive game 74-67. Pasalic had a good season and Bosnia and Herzegovina national team staff can be satisfied with what he showed during the year. He played well all along the season and seems that he raised the level of his game. This was his second season in Greece and he averaged 11.8ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.5apg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 68.4%. Beside Aris Thessaloniki he was a member of Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greece-A1), Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1) and BC Vogosca MMS (Bosnia-A1). Muhamed Pasalic is the candidate for BiH national team for the upcoming European Championships in Slovenia.


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  BOTSWANA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 16

May. 24: Spartans - Police 72-55
May. 25: Bullets - Cadets 63-65
May. 25: Spartans - Bullets 59-33
May. 25: Flames - Splinters 51-44
May. 25: Cadets - Spartans 29-70
May. 25: Splinters - Troopers 29-42
May. 25: Dolphins - Warriors 107-34


League games the weekend - by Peter Ubakar

In what was a busy weekend in the Botswana basketball league. On Friday defending champions squared off against Police and won that game 75-55. while on saturday Spartans also won two games by beating Cadets 70-29 and Bullets 59-33. In other games which were played in francistown, troopers walloped Splinters 42-29, while Flames also beat Splinters 51-44. In gaborone Dolphins rained points all over warriors by beating them 107-34.


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  BULGARIA   


Rilski tied the 3rd place series - by Maria Mitzova

Third game will decide the bronze medalists from Season 2012-13.
Rilski Sportist Samokov tied the 3rd place series against Balkan Botevgrad 1-1, after a narrow 79:77 win in Game 2.
On their home court, despite showing signs of fatigue, from the very long season, Rilski was motivated enough to win another game, and again dominated on fastbreaks. They started fine under the basket, and later moved outside to give Hristo Zahariev (197-SG-90) and Branko Mirkovic (190-G-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) a chance to shine.
Both coaches used mainly 7 players, with Balkan Botevgrad bench outscoring the Rilski one.
The score was tied at 40 after one half. Then Rilski missed great opportunities to gain double-digit lead, and left it all for the last couple of minutes.
Balkan Botevgrad managed to climb back to only two point behind, but it was Zahariev's triple, with 18 seconds to go, that sealed the deal for Rilski.
Mirkovic scored 21 points plus 7 assists for the win, and Zahariev added 19 pts and 7 rebounds.
Jordan Bozov (191-G-79, agency: Global Sports Plaza) scored 24 in Balkan Botevgrad's losing effort, combined with 8 rebounds and 6 assists.
Game 3 is on Thursday, back in Botevgrad, and the winner there will get the bronze medals from NBL Season 2012-13.



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  CROATIA   

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. Radic, Kvarner 201014.8 
 6. Rembert, Krizevci14.5 
 7. Peraica, Darda14.5 
 8. Krapic, KK Zagreb14.4 
 9. Brnas, Djuro D.14.3 
 10. Skific, Kvarner14.2 
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, Cedevita7.1 
 7. Jakolis, Dubrovnik7.0 
 8. Sarlija, Djuro D.6.6 
 9. Travis, Zadar6.5 
 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. Budimir, Osjecki1.6 
 7. Bicvic, Darda1.5 
 8. Ramljak, Zadar1.5 
 9. Blajic, Djuro D.1.4 
 10. Meznaric, Prievid.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Marino SARLIJA
  Djuro D.
  (207-C/F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Sarlija, Djuro D.1.9 
 2. Bilan, Cedevita1.1 
 3. Saric, Cibona1.0 
 4. Bubalo, Jolly1.0 
 5. Najev, DOSK0.9 
 6. Nurkic, Zadar0.9 
 7. Trepalovac, Darda0.8 
 8. Djerman, Zabok0.7 
 9. Sobin, KK Split0.7 
 10. Hrncic, Darda0.7 


A1 Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Zadar joins Cibona in title series - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Cedevita 86-81

Zadar rallied past Cedevita to book the ticket into A1 championship series. Cedevita was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Cedevita helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Center Franko Kastropil (212-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. KK Zadar's coach Ante Nazor used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: Beo Basket) who recorded 16 points and international Luka Babic (201-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 13 points respectively. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Zadar: G.Vrbanc 14+1reb+1ast, R.Travis 13+10reb+1ast, F.Kastropil 12+7reb+1ast, T.Prostran 12+2reb+2ast, B.Krasic 11+2reb, I.Ivanov 9+2reb+1ast
Cedevita: L.Andric 16+3reb+2ast, M.Bilan 13+4reb, L.Babic 13+2reb+3ast, M.Tomas 12+1reb+3ast, M.Bazdaric 11+4reb+2ast, P.Suput 6+5reb
gschID: 241451



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  CYPRUS   

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Brandon BROWN
  Nancy
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Brown, Nancy20.1 
 2. Allen, Omonia18.8 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco17.9 
 4. Pesic, AEL16.6 
 5. Diggs, Barons k.15.3 
 6. Williams, Etha15.1 
 7. Fisher, AEK15.0 
 8. Warren, Wellington14.7 
 9. Maze, Keravnos14.2 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mihajlo PESIC
  AEL
  (206-F/C-81)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Pesic, AEL8.6 
 2. Brown, Nancy7.6 
 3. Aleksic, Monaco7.4 
 4. Diggs, Barons k.6.9 
 5. Buljan, Keravnos6.6 
 6. Vaughn, Keravnos6.5 
 7. Jefferson, Boulaz.6.2 
 8. Maras, Ilysiakos6.0 
 9. Fisher, AEK5.9 
 10. Kaskiris, ENAD5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Milutin ALEKSIC
  Monaco
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 5
 1. Aleksic, Monaco5.0 
 2. Diggs, Barons k.4.8 
 3. Maze, Keravnos4.1 
 4. Palalas, AEL3.6 
 5. Adegboye, Etha3.3 
 6. Demertzis, Kavala3.3 
 7. Stiggers, Apoel3.3 
 8. Mokongo, Apoel3.0 
 9. Tutt, AEK2.7 
 10. Dixon, AEK2.6 
Steals Per Game
 Georgios PALALAS
  AEL
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Palalas, AEL2.5 
 2. Hamilton, Waikato2.3 
 3. Diggs, Barons k.2.1 
 4. Poole, Etha1.8 
 5. Stiggers, Apoel1.8 
 6. Brown, Nancy1.7 
 7. Panteli, AEK1.5 
 8. Williams, Etha1.5 
 9. Allen, AEL1.5 
 10. Crocker, Keravnos1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Michael HARRISON
  AEK
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Harrison, AEK2.1 
 2. Jefferson, Boulaz.1.5 
 3. Brown, Nancy1.3 
 4. Baker, Omonia1.2 
 5. Vaughn, Keravnos1.0 
 6. Morrison, Apoel0.9 
 7. Maras, Ilysiakos0.8 
 8. Chan, Apoel0.7 
 9. Pesic, AEL0.5 
 10. Sims, Champville0.5 


Vassilis Kounas wins Gold abroad - by Eurobasket News

Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84) wins Gold abroad as his MIA Academy triumphs at Superleague Finals in Georgia. They won the series against Olimpi 3-2 with the decisive 86:80 victory in Game 5. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Olimpi won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpi's 36. 24 personal fouls committed by Olimpi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kirk Archibeque orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Vassilis Kounas added 4 points and 3 assists for the winners. Stevan Milosevic answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Levan Fatsatsia added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Olimpi. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures.


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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Jan TOMANEC
  J.Hradec
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Tomanec, J.Hradec19.6 
 2. Fields, Chomutov17.7 
 3. Deloach, Svitavy17.5 
 4. Bolds, BC Kolin17.3 
 5. Fields, Levice16.7 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. 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. Svrdlik, BK Prost.6.9 
 10. Houska, BK Decin6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Jakub SIRINA
  B&W Opava
  (185-G-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 2. Ames, NH Ostrava5.6 
 3. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.6 
 4. Deloach, Svitavy4.4 
 5. Glover, Chomutov4.3 
 6. Sanders, BK Decin4.3 
 7. Kemp, Levice4.3 
 8. Sotnar, USK Praha4.2 
 9. Carter, CEZ N.4.1 
 10. Venta, J.Hradec4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Showron GLOVER
  Chomutov
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Glover, Chomutov2.7 
 2. Nolen, Usti n.2.1 
 3. Sirina, B&W Opava2.0 
 4. Ubilla, BC Kolin2.0 
 5. Allen, Chomutov1.9 
 6. Ames, NH Ostrava1.8 
 7. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 8. Bolds, BC Kolin1.8 
 9. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
 10. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Salih NUHANOVIC
  Levice
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.5 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 5. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.1.0 
 7. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 8. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 9. Kramny, B&W Opava0.8 
 10. Houska, BK Decin0.8 


CEZ Nymburk easily reach the second Final win - by Eurobasket News

CEZ Nymburk - BK Prostejov 73-49 (2-0)

CEZ Nymburk easily reach the second Final win. CEZ Nymburk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BK Prostejov to just 7 points in first quarter. CEZ Nymburk dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to BK Prostejov's 30. They outrebounded BK Prostejov 43-32 including 32 on the defensive glass. The former international power forward Pavel Houska (203-84) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the former international forward Radek Necas (205-80) chipped in 8 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. CEZ Nymburk's coach Ronen Ginzburg felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 16 rebounds and forward Rudolf Polasek (200-92) scored 10 points.
Top scorers:
CEZ Nymburk: P.Houska 17+10reb+1ast, V.Hruban 11+2reb, J.Welsch 10+2reb+3ast, M.Efevberha 10+5reb+1ast, R.Necas 8+8reb, T.Carter 8+2reb+5ast
BK Prostejov: K.Svrdlik 17+16reb+2ast, R.Polasek 10+3reb+3ast, R.Marko 8+5reb+3ast, P.Slezak 7+4reb+1ast, J.Bohacik 4+1ast, O.Kohout 3+4reb+1ast
gschID: 241866



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Sten-Timmu Sokk finished the season with Olimpi - by Eurobasket News

Sten-Timmu Sokk (181-PG-89) finished the season with Olimpi in Georgia. The Estonian National team player clinched second place as his team lost the decisive game to MIA Academy at Superleague Finals in Georgia. The latter won the series against Olimpi 3-2 with the decisive 86:80 victory in Game 5. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Olimpi won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpi's 36. 24 personal fouls committed by Olimpi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kirk Archibeque orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Stevan Milosevic answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Levan Fatsatsia added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Olimpi. Sten-Timmu Sokk added 3 points and 2 rebounds in the last game.


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Olympiacos: Easy qualification to the semifinals of A1 Greek Championship - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Olympiacos made the sweep against Apollon Patron (83-73) and qualified for the semi-finals of the Greek Play-offs, where it will play against AGOR.
Quarters: 13-21, 37-36, 60-63, 73-83
Apollon Patron (Vetoulas): McCollum 15 (2), Argyropoulos 7, Kaperonis, Grant 16 (1), Thanopoulos, Lianos 6, Petrovic-Stergiou 18 (2), Pelekoudas, Klaiber 11, Zafeiris, Molfetas, Turner
lympiacos (Bartzokas): Hines 9, Law 9 (1), Antic 5, Spanoulis 22 (4), Perperoglou 3, Sloukas 9 (1), Powell 7, Gecevicius, Printezis 12 (1), Papanikolaou 7, Katsivelis.

Giorgos Bartzokas : "Congratulations to Apollon Patron for its whole performance in the regular season and its three games against us; it proved to have been a serious team and I think it played a fantastic game in this second semifinal. I wish them all the best for the next season and I wish they do even better than this year. As far as we are concerned, Im very happy with our team spirit; we have had many assists and played a wholesome team game in offense. We weren't so much focused in defense, especially in the second quarter, when we were losing by 9 points. Thus, Apollon came into the second half under different circumstances, with greater confidence; they made some very big shots and pushed us very much. But finally, when we improved our defense and continued on being a team in offense, we won the game. We should pin point the difference in assists and rebounds. However, we also made 15 turnovers, and we have to analyze this and try to be improved with a view to the next play-offs round. Nothing is easy. The whole season has been tough. We have played too many games and there is fatigue right now, because we put pressure on the team before the Final Four so as to be in good shape not only for the Final Four, but also for the games against Anadolu Efes; now it's only natural for our performance to take a quality dive, it's only expected, we want to get by this without any losses and come back in good shape, if, God willing, we make the finals either against Panathinaikos or whoever else. I think that everything that is happening with our team regarding its performance is somehow expected; it's not only the psychological melt-down that follows such a demanding tournament as the Final Four".
Konstantinos Sloukas (197-G-90): "It has been a tough game for us. I think that Apollon deserves a lot of congratulating because they proved to be worthy of the final eight of the League. Congratulations for building a very well structured team. As far as the game is concerned, we did not maintain our focus for 40 minutes, I don't know why this is happening, we need to find the solution. Of course it's important that we qualified with a 2-0 record and we are focusing on what comes next".



Unicaja close to signing with Joan Plaza - by Eurobasket News

All indicates that Joan Plaza will be the new head coach of Unicaja Malaga. The Spanish specialist is under the contract with Zalgiris at the moment. He led the team into VTB League semifinals where they face Lokomotiv Kuban. Joan Plaza have already celebrated LKL title with the Kaunas team earlier this season. He was named All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year. Joan Plaza worked at the LKL All-Star Game. Last four seasons Joan Plaza worked with Cajasol Sevilla. He led the team into the EuroCup Final in 2011. Previously Plaza guided Real Madrid. He won the ACB championship in 2007. Joan Plaza also claimed ULEB Cup title the same season. He was trumped All-ULEB Cup Coach of the Year in 2007. Joan Plaza , if appointed, will replace Jasmin Repesa .


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Ali Traore will miss EuroBasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Ali Traore (207-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) will miss EuroBasket 2013 and will not help his French side. The reason was the knee injury that he had in Germany.
The season 2012-2013 Ali Traore started for Lokomotiv Kuban, but in Feb.'13 moved to ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL). In Euroleague he averaged 9.3ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 66.7%.
Last season Traore played for Lokomotiv. In 20 PBL games he averaged 11.8ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Traore also played at Lokomotiv earlier that season. He played there also last season. Traore also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg and 7.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Traore played there also last season. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he was third best scorer with 11.8ppg and recorded 4.4rpg (#3 in the league). He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Traores team won French La Semaine des As Cup in 2010.
Traore has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005. Traore represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg.



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  FBA   

Standings

FBA Standings
 1. Tampa Bay R. 5-1 
 2. Heartland P. 4-1 
 3. Florida Flight 2-3 
 4. Palm Beach T. 0-6 


Prowl Defeat Rebels - by Andrew Phillips

The Tampa Bay Rebels played the Heartland Prowl during Memorial Day Weekend in Lake Wales. The home team got off to a good offensive start that put them 18 points ahead early in the game. The Rebels second unit got in the game in the second quarter and, with a great defensive effort, made the score 61-59 at the half.

The second half of the game saw the Prowl running the floor and making shots, while the Rebels allowed second opportunities leaving the final score 123-101. For the Rebels forward Stan Bufford (6'4''-G-84, college: W.Michigan) had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Jamison Clark (6'5''-G-86, college: Limestone) came off the bench to produce 19 points and 4 rebounds. Coach Fernando Rojas commented at the end of the game, "The Prowl played very well tonight, we came back in the game, but we couldnt match their intensity. They deserved to win."

The Rebels return to action on June 1st as they face the Florida Flight in Orlando. To get the latest on team information, please visit www.tampabayrebels.com.



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  FRANCE   

Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Ryan ZAMROZ
  Sorgues
  (192-G/F-87)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Zamroz, Sorgues18.6 
 2. Hill, Angers BC 4917.2 
 3. Kaunisto, Blois17.0 
 4. Raji, Quimper17.0 
 5. Cole, La Rochelle16.7 
 6. Herard, Challans16.5 
 7. Pene, Rennes16.1 
 8. Davis, Blois16.1 
 9. Petrovic, Orchy16.0 
 10. Ocokoljic, Rueil15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ville KAUNISTO
  Blois
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Kaunisto, Blois11.3 
 2. Pearson, St Ch.9.4 
 3. Raji, Quimper8.1 
 4. Alingue, Souffel7.9 
 5. Cole, La Rochelle7.8 
 6. Okafor, Rennes7.7 
 7. Tornato, Blois7.7 
 8. Inglis, CFBB7.3 
 9. Diame, Rueil7.1 
 10. Balocka, Challans7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Anthony CHRISTOPHE
  Monaco
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Christophe, Monaco6.6 
 2. Cherry, Quimper6.3 
 3. Barbry, Orchy5.4 
 4. Rathieuville, Chal.5.1 
 5. Fellah, Angers E.5.1 
 6. Brochard, Blois4.5 
 7. Thomas, Vichy4.4 
 8. Minet, Souffel4.1 
 9. Sauret, Chartres4.0 
 10. Sahraoui, La Roch.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Rida EL AMRANI
  Vichy
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. El Amrani, Vichy2.5 
 2. Davis, Blois2.2 
 3. Ipouck, Chartres1.8 
 4. Bennett, Monaco1.8 
 5. Sauret, Chartres1.7 
 6. Thibedore, Quimper1.6 
 7. Mouillard, Cognac1.6 
 8. Lonzieme, Angers B.1.6 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.6 
 10. Saounera, Rueil1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daviin DAVIS
  Blois
  (193-G/F-85)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Blois1.8 
 2. Diame, Rueil1.5 
 3. N''Diaye, Souffel1.4 
 4. Rinna, St Chamond1.3 
 5. Tornato, Blois1.3 
 6. Inglis, CFBB1.2 
 7. Traore, Angers B.1.1 
 8. Alingue, Souffel1.1 
 9. Ben Driss, Rennes0.8 
 10. Smock, CFBB0.8 


Souffel add Jessie Begarin - by Eurobasket News

Newly promoted to ProB Souffel bolstered their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Jessie Begarin (190-G/F-88, agency: Court Side). The forward inked a two-year deal with the team. Jessie Begarin spent the last season with Hyeres-Toulon. He notched 2.0 points and 1.0 assist per game in ProB. Jessie Begarin played for Souffel back in 2011/12 season. His stats read 11.2 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game in NM1. Previously he had stints with INSEP, CFBB, Besancon, Stade Clermontois, Aix-Maurienne, Saint Chamond. He participated at the N1 All-Star Game in 2006. Jessie Begarin was the member of the U18 and U19 French National Teams.


Souffel edge Blois in overtime to clinch NM1 title - by Eurobasket News

Souffel - Blois 87:81 (OT)

Souffel claimed the NM1 title. They prevailed against Blois in an overtime drama to clinch ProB ticket. Abdoulaye N'Diaye stepped up with 24 points to pace the winners.
Souffel spurred ahead in the opening quarter. The hosts claimed a 22:18 lead after ten minutes. But Blois gradually picked up the tempo. The visitors narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 38:41. Blois denied the deficit in the third period. The visitors tied things up at 59 with one quarter remaining. Jeremy Tschamber (192-G-84) gave Souffel a 76:75 lead with 30 seconds remaining in regulation. But Tornato answered with a free throw to level things up at 76 and forced overtime. Souffel opened the extra period on an 8:2 run to clear off. Ville Kaunisto (205-F-82) drained a three-pointer to put Blois back into this one however Jeremy Tschamber and Cazenobe sank three free throws late in overtime to carry the hosts to the victory. Frederic Minet (188-G-81) netted 15 points, while Jeremy Tschamber added 14 points for the winners. Ville Kaunisto responded with 31 points and 9 rebounds for Blois. Daviin Davis (193-G/F-85, college: Weber St.) had 15 points in the loss.

Souffel: Abdoulaye N'Diaye 24, Frederic Minet 15, Jeremy Tschamber 14
Blois: Ville Kaunisto 31, Daviin Davis 15



Ali Traore will miss EuroBasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Ali Traore (207-PF-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: S.Idaho JC) will miss EuroBasket 2013 and will not help his French side. The reason was the knee injury that he had in Germany.
The season 2012-2013 Ali Traore started for Lokomotiv Kuban, but in Feb.'13 moved to ALBA Berlin (Germany-BBL). In Euroleague he averaged 9.3ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 66.7%.
Last season Traore played for Lokomotiv. In 20 PBL games he averaged 11.8ppg and 5.2rpg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Traore also played at Lokomotiv earlier that season. He played there also last season. Traore also played 13 games in Eurocup where he averaged impressive 15.3ppg and 7.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Traore played there also last season. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he was third best scorer with 11.8ppg and recorded 4.4rpg (#3 in the league). He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Traores team won French La Semaine des As Cup in 2010.
Traore has been also a member of French international program for some years. He has regularly played for Senior National Team since 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005. Traore represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) this year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg.



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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.17.4 
 4. Cekovski, MZT S.16.6 
 5. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.16.5 
 6. Trajkovski, Feni I.16.1 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija16.1 
 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. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.0 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.0 
 5. Gecevski, MZT S.6.8 
 6. Kostevski, Vardar6.8 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.5.8 
 8. Abukar, Rabotnicki5.7 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija5.7 
 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. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.7 
 3. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.7 
 4. McIntosh, Feni I.3.3 
 5. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.2 
 6. Morban, del Siglo3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.1 
 8. Bogoev, MZT Skopje3.1 
 9. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Balsa RADUNOVIC
  Lirija
  (207-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Radunovic, Lirija1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 3. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 4. Morban, del Siglo1.4 
 5. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.3 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.3 
 7. Ugrinoski, Lirija1.1 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar1.1 
 9. Simonovski, Feni I.1.1 
 10. Mijajlovic, Kozuv1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.1.0 
 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 


MZT Skopje celebrate second straight Prva Liga title - by Eurobasket News

Kozuv - MZT Skopje 89:93

MZT Skopje earned the fourth straight win over Kozuv and swept the Prva Liga title series. MZT Skopje thus defended their title to remain the leading force in the Macedonian basketball. Damjan Stojanovski (197-SG-87) nailed 21 points to pace MZT Skopje to the decisive victory tonight.
Kozuv managed to take a narrow 19:15 lead at the first break. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the intense second frame. Kozuv arrived at halftime up by 3 points 43:40. The hosts went out of the dressing room ready for a fierce fight. They held MZT Skopje to just 13 points in the third period to boost the lead to 8 points at the final intermission 61:53. But MZT Skopje had an answer in store. The visitors poured in improbable 40 points in the final quarter to steal an impressive win at the end. Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) provided 18 points, while Gjorji Cekovski (203-PF-79) added 17 points and 7 boards for the winners. Slobodan Bozovic (207-C/F-79) answered with 24 points for Kozuv. Miladin Pekovic (197-G/F-83, agency: BeoExcell) dropped 22 points in the losing effort.

Kozuv: Slobodan Bozovic 24, Miladin Pekovic 22
MZT Skopje: Damjan Stojanovski 21, Boris Bakic 18, Gjorji Cekovski 17



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Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nate BOWIE
  Rustavi
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bowie, Rustavi21.9 
 2. Chlaidze, Sokhumi18.3 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.18.3 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.18.1 
 5. Nelson, Rustavi16.8 
 6. Keshelava, Batumi16.0 
 7. Karim, Dinamo Tbil.15.9 
 8. Ramishvili, Batumi15.8 
 9. Fatsatsia, Olimpi15.7 
 10. Chikviladze, Dina.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Stevan MILOSEVIC
  Olimpi
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12
 1. Milosevic, Olimpi12.0 
 2. Matiashvili, Kutai.11.6 
 3. Kadaria, Sokhumi11.5 
 4. Archibeque, MIA A.11.4 
 5. Aselaini, TSU T.10.2 
 6. Nelson, Rustavi9.1 
 7. Keshelava, Batumi8.6 
 8. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.8.0 
 9. Prewitt, MIA A.6.9 
 10. Berishvili, Olimpi6.8 
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. Bakradze, Lapua5.4 
 8. Sokk, Olimpi5.2 
 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. Barbakadze, Kutaisi1.7 
 6. Beruashvili, TSU T.1.7 
 7. Chikviladze, Dinam.1.6 
 8. Pashayev, Kutaisi1.6 
 9. Bakradze, Lapua1.5 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Milan OLUIC
  Dinamo Tbilisi
  (210-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Oluic, Dinamo Tbil.2.0 
 2. Eliashvili, Batumi1.6 
 3. Matiashvili, Kutai.1.5 
 4. Milosevic, Olimpi1.4 
 5. Periashvili, Samed.1.2 
 6. Aselaini, TSU T.1.1 
 7. Kadaria, Sokhumi1.1 
 8. Archibeque, MIA A.0.9 
 9. Jgerenaia, Armia0.8 
 10. Toudjani, Rustavi0.8 


MIA Academy triumphs at Superleague Finals! - by Eurobasket News

Olimpi - MIA Academy 80-86 (2-3)

MIA Academy triumphs at Superleague Finals! They won the series against Olimpi 3-2 with the decisive 86:80 victory in Game 5. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Olimpi won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpi's 36. 24 personal fouls committed by Olimpi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kirk Archibeque (205-84, college: Fort Lewis) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-87, college: Xavier, agency: KMG Sports Management) contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Montenegrin center Stevan Milosevic (211-85, agency: Interperformances) answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and forward Levan Fatsatsia (198-88) added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Olimpi. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Olimpi: S.Milosevic 25+7reb+4ast, D.Moore 17+2reb, M.Berishvili 17+4reb+3ast, L.Fatsatsia 11+9reb+4ast, I.Mikeladze 5+1reb, S.Sokk 3+1reb+2ast
MIA Academy: K.Archibeque 22+12reb+2ast, B.Raymond 21+8reb+3ast, D.Vaughn 18+3reb+4ast, I.Londaridze 8+3reb+1ast, M.Bokolishvili 8+3ast, V.Kounas 4+3ast
gschID: 241834



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  GERMANY   

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. White, Phoenix17.2 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm15.9 
 4. Rice, B.Muenchen15.8 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.7 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.15.1 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Taylor, Art.Dragons14.3 
 10. Duggins, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.0 
 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. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
 10. Lischka, Walter T.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. Renfroe, Brose B.4.8 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen4.5 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. White, Phoenix4.2 
 7. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 8. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 9. Gavel, Brose Bask.3.6 
 10. Guenther, Ratio.3.6 
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. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Wood, ALBA1.4 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Fraport1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.6 
 2. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.5 
 3. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.2 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.1 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Chikoko, TBB Trier0.9 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Brose and EWE Baskets ted the Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

B.Muenchen - Brose Bask. 83-93 (1-1)

The game without a history. Brose Bask. led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Alex Renfroe (191-86, college: Belmont) scored 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized Slovakian point guard Anton Gavel (188-84, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) during the contest. American power forward Lawrence Roberts (206-82, college: Mississippi St.) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and his fellow American import point guard Tyrese Rice (185-87, college: Boston Coll., agency: Priority Sports) scored 14 points and 5 assists. 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:
B.Muenchen: L.Roberts 16+7reb, T.Rice 14+3reb+5ast, R.Benzing 12+3reb, J.Homan 10+1reb+2ast, B.Thomas 10+2reb, C.Troutman 7+2reb+1ast
Brose Bask.: A.Gavel 17+2reb+7ast, C.Jacobsen 16+4reb+3ast, A.Renfroe 15+7reb+7ast, B.Nachbar 11+1reb, A.James Ogilvy 10+3reb+4ast, M.Zirbes 8+5reb
gschID: 241450


Ratiopharm - EWE Baskets 60-72 (1-1)

The game was mostly controlled by EWE Baskets. ratiopharm Ulm managed to win third quarter 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding ratiopharm Ulm to just 5 points in first quarter. EWE Baskets made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by ratiopharm Ulm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Julius Jenkins (187-81, college: Georgia South, agency: Pro One Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points and 4 steals. The other American import power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) contributed with 13 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Steven Esterkamp (198-81, college: Ohio) replied with 13 points and international Philipp Schwethelm (201-89, agency: Pro One Sports) added 9 points in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Ratiopharm: S.Esterkamp 13+4reb+1ast, L.Jeter 10+2ast, P.Schwethelm 9+4reb+1ast, O.Samhan 8+2reb, K.Nankivil 5+3reb+1ast, J.Bryant 5+7reb+1ast
EWE Baskets: J.Jenkins 21+2reb+2ast, A.Chubb 13+5reb+2ast, K.Wysocki 10+4reb, D.Joyce 8+2reb+3ast, R.Paulding 8+2reb+1ast, R.Smeulders 4+1reb
gschID: 241449



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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, Panionios17.6 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.3 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.15.1 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 7. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.0 
 8. Printezis, Olympia.13.3 
 9. McGrath, Zalgiris13.3 
 10. Haralampidis, PAOK13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.2 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.5 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.3 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios7.1 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.0 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Charissis, Aris5.7 
 10. Petway, AGOR5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.4 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.7 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.5 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros3.3 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.1 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 10. Haralampidis, PAOK3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 3. Pappas, Panionios1.9 
 4. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 7. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 8. Knowles, KAOD1.4 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 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, Apollon1.1 
 6. Achara, Kavala1.1 
 7. Charissis, Aris1.0 
 8. Lasme, Panathin.1.0 
 9. Powell, Olympiacos0.8 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos0.7 


Olympiacos: Easy qualification to the semifinals of A1 Greek Championship - by Kostas Papadopoulos

Olympiacos made the sweep against Apollon Patron (83-73) and qualified for the semi-finals of the Greek Play-offs, where it will play against AGOR.
Quarters: 13-21, 37-36, 60-63, 73-83
Apollon Patron (Vetoulas): McCollum 15 (2), Argyropoulos 7, Kaperonis, Grant 16 (1), Thanopoulos, Lianos 6, Petrovic-Stergiou 18 (2), Pelekoudas, Klaiber 11, Zafeiris, Molfetas, Turner
lympiacos (Bartzokas): Hines 9, Law 9 (1), Antic 5, Spanoulis 22 (4), Perperoglou 3, Sloukas 9 (1), Powell 7, Gecevicius, Printezis 12 (1), Papanikolaou 7, Katsivelis.

Giorgos Bartzokas : "Congratulations to Apollon Patron for its whole performance in the regular season and its three games against us; it proved to have been a serious team and I think it played a fantastic game in this second semifinal. I wish them all the best for the next season and I wish they do even better than this year. As far as we are concerned, Im very happy with our team spirit; we have had many assists and played a wholesome team game in offense. We weren't so much focused in defense, especially in the second quarter, when we were losing by 9 points. Thus, Apollon came into the second half under different circumstances, with greater confidence; they made some very big shots and pushed us very much. But finally, when we improved our defense and continued on being a team in offense, we won the game. We should pin point the difference in assists and rebounds. However, we also made 15 turnovers, and we have to analyze this and try to be improved with a view to the next play-offs round. Nothing is easy. The whole season has been tough. We have played too many games and there is fatigue right now, because we put pressure on the team before the Final Four so as to be in good shape not only for the Final Four, but also for the games against Anadolu Efes; now it's only natural for our performance to take a quality dive, it's only expected, we want to get by this without any losses and come back in good shape, if, God willing, we make the finals either against Panathinaikos or whoever else. I think that everything that is happening with our team regarding its performance is somehow expected; it's not only the psychological melt-down that follows such a demanding tournament as the Final Four".
Konstantinos Sloukas (197-G-90): "It has been a tough game for us. I think that Apollon deserves a lot of congratulating because they proved to be worthy of the final eight of the League. Congratulations for building a very well structured team. As far as the game is concerned, we did not maintain our focus for 40 minutes, I don't know why this is happening, we need to find the solution. Of course it's important that we qualified with a 2-0 record and we are focusing on what comes next".



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  HOLLAND   

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Den Bosch 29-6 
 2. Leiden 27-9 
 3. Groningen 25-10 
 4. Leeuwarden 20-16 
 5. Zwolle 19-17 
 6. Den Helder K. 18-18 
 7. M.Magixx 17-19 
 8. Weert 16-20 
 9. Amsterdam 4-32 
 10. Rotterdam 3-31 



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  HUNGARY   

A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle AUSTIN
  Cananea
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Austin, Cananea20.9 
 2. Swanston, Kapos.20.5 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos20.1 
 4. Legion, PVSK P.19.5 
 5. Dunn, Kaposvari19.2 
 6. Wood, Albacomp19.1 
 7. Copeland, San G.18.8 
 8. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.18.7 
 9. Shaw, Fribourg18.5 
 10. Nelson, Marso N.18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zeljko ZAGORAC
  Falco-Sz.
  (204-F-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Zagorac, Falco-Sz.10.7 
 2. Bader, Szolnok9.0 
 3. Davis, Santurce8.9 
 4. Simovic, ZTE K.8.8 
 5. Barovic, Soproni8.5 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.1 
 7. Dramicanin, Jaszbe.8.1 
 8. Buljan, Keravnos7.8 
 9. Csorvasi, Szedeak7.7 
 10. Toth, PVSK P.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christopher DUNN
  Kaposvari
  (189-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Dunn, Kaposvari6.5 
 2. Moore, Albacomp6.4 
 3. Williams, Atomeromu6.2 
 4. Rakic, Jaszberenyi5.9 
 5. Thomas, Soproni5.5 
 6. Kalman, Falco-Sz.5.5 
 7. Copeland, San G.5.2 
 8. Nelson, Marso N.5.1 
 9. Loesing, PVSK P.4.5 
 10. Gaspar, ZTE K.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Anthony NELSON
  Marso N.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Nelson, Marso N.3.1 
 2. Dunn, Kaposvari2.7 
 3. Buljan, Keravnos2.3 
 4. Davis, Santurce2.3 
 5. Kovacs, PVSK P.2.2 
 6. Moore, Albacomp2.2 
 7. Kertesz, ZTE K.2.0 
 8. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.2.0 
 9. Toth, PVSK P.1.8 
 10. Williams, Atomero.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Bennet DAVIS
  Santurce
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 1
 1. Davis, Santurce1.0 
 2. Barovic, Soproni0.9 
 3. Keller, Albacomp0.9 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.7 
 5. Ivosev, Falco-Szo.0.7 
 6. Toth, Atomeromu0.7 
 7. Shaw, Fribourg0.7 
 8. Lekli, Albacomp0.6 
 9. Bader, Szolnok0.6 
 10. Dramicanin, Jaszb.0.6 


Ferenc Csirke stays with Pecs - by Levente Szabo

One of the most promising young head coaches in Hungary, Ferenc Csirke (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) ran a great rookie season as the head coach of PVSK Pannonpower Pecs. Despite his team was one of the lowest budget ones in the past season in our country, Ferenc Csirke (agency: Laszlo Vinko Group ) managed to put together a very good team which he lead to the Hungarian Cup Semifinals and to the Hungarian League Playoffs, where they felt short (2-3) against the currently Finalist Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar. After such a successful year it isn't a surprise that the management of the team extended his contract for another 2 seasons.


Atomeromu clinch A Division Bronze medals - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari - Atomeromu 88:96

Atomeromu claimed the A Division Bronze. They swept the consolation final series versus Kaposvari. Atomeromu came up with a road win yesterday to complete 2-0 sweep. David Vojvoda (196-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) nailed 20 points to lead the winners.
Atomeromu and Kaposvari stayed on level terms throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 26:26 after ten minutes. Kaposvari surged ahead in the second period. The hosts eked out a 52:49 halftime advantage. But Atomeromu turned the tables in the third period. The visitors stiffened defensively and pulled in front for a 68:71 lead into the fourth period. Atomeromu fired 25 points in the final period and sealed the victory. Lorenzo Williams (189-PG-84, agency: Stanley International, college: Rice) provided 18 points, while Adam Toth (208-F/C-89, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) added 15 points for the visitors. Kyle Swanston (201-G/F-86, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: JMU) had 24 points for Kaposvari. Marko Spica (205-C/F-86, college: Cent.Michigan) chipped in 18 points and 9 boards in defeat.

Kaposvari: Kyle Swanston 24, Marko Spica 18
Atomeromu: David Vojvoda 20, Lorenzo Williams 18, Adam Toth 15



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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. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.14.7 
 3. Ferdiansyah, Stadi.14.4 
 4. Pamungkas, Satya14.3 
 5. Prawiro, Dell Aspac13.2 
 6. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.13.0 
 7. Nagata, Pacific12.9 
 8. Poedjakesuma, Peli.12.6 
 9. Utomo, CLS Knights11.6 
 10. Dewanto, Pelita J.11.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Galank GUNAWAN
  Satria M.
  (194-PF-87)
  Avg: 10
 1. Gunawan, Satria M.10.0 
 2. Regowo, Dell Aspac9.0 
 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 Aspac6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kelly PURWANTO
  Pelita J.
  (177-PG-83)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Purwanto, Pelita J.4.8 
 2. Muharri, CLS K.4.7 
 3. Wijaya, Garuda4.6 
 4. Indra, Pacific4.2 
 5. Sartika, Bimasakti3.8 
 6. Uneputty, Tonga B.3.3 
 7. Gerungan, Dell A.3.1 
 8. Dwi Priasmor., Bim.3.1 
 9. Ramadhani, Dell As.3.0 
 10. Sucipto, Satya W.3.0 
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.2.1 
 6. Michel, Satria Muda1.9 
 7. Wijaya, Garuda1.8 
 8. Dhyaksa, Dell Asp.1.8 
 9. Nolland, Garuda1.8 
 10. Ramadhani, Dell A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 R RUSLAN
  Stadium .
  (197-C-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ruslan, Stadium2.4 
 2. Teguh, Hangtuah1.7 
 3. Gunawan, Satria M.1.7 
 4. Thoyib, Dell Aspac1.7 
 5. Nugroho, Satya W.1.6 
 6. Indrawan, Pelita J.1.4 
 7. Prasetyo, Hangtuah1.4 
 8. Rahmat, Tonga BSC1.1 
 9. Gunawan, Satya W.1.0 
 10. Junaidi, Hangtuah1.0 


ASEAN League: Satria Muda hand KL Dragons second straight defeat - by Eurobasket News

Satria Muda - KL Dragons 77:65

Satria Muda recorded the second consecutive victory in the semifinal series versus KL Dragons. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) returned to his best form scoring 21 points and putting the Indonesian team closer to the Final. The Warriors led by just a single point at the end of the first frame 16:15. The Dragons erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 35:34 halftime lead. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. The hosts were able to eke out a 53:51 lead at the final break. The Warriors went on a 24:14 run in the fourth period to run away with the victory at the end. Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) had 12 points, while Jerick Canada (170-G), Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) and John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) finished with 11 points each for the winners. Justin Melton (180-G-86, college: Mount Olive) replied with 28 points for the Dragons. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) posted 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Satria Muda: Stanley Pringle 21, Steve Thomas 12, Jerick Canada 11, Chris Daniels 11, John Smith 11
KL Dragons: Justin Melton 28, Gavin Edwards 14+10 boards



Dell Aspac wins NBL Finals! - by Eurobasket News

Dell Aspac wins NBL Finals! The team overcame Pelita Jaya 63:50 and triumphed in 2012/2013 Play-offs.
Dell Aspac trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 63-50. Andakara Prastawa Dhyaksa (177-G-92) stepped up and scored 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Fandi Andika Ramadhani (184-SF-85) chipped in 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. At the losing side Kelly Purwanto (177-PG-83) responded with 15 points and 6 rebounds and Dimas Aryo Dewanto (180-F-86) scored 9 points and 9 rebounds.
In the game for the third place Garuda outscored Stadium Jak. 83:64. The game was mostly controlled by Garuda. Stadium Jakarta managed to win third quarter 18-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Wendha Wijaya (181-PG-82) stepped up and scored 17 points, 9 assists and 5 steals for the winners and Fadlan Minallah chipped in 18 points and 10 rebounds. At the losing side Yan Pattikawa responded with 21 points and 8 rebounds and R Ruslan (197-C-89) scored 9 points and 11 rebounds.



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  ISRAEL   

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.4 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.9 
 3. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 4. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.2 
 7. Collins, Guaros17.0 
 8. Calathes, Maccabi16.5 
 9. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.2 
 10. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.2 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 3. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.7 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.4 
 5. Uter, Maccabi9.4 
 6. Calathes, Maccabi9.2 
 7. Wright, Maccabi9.1 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.4 
 3. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.1 
 4. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.0 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.8 
 6. Collins, Guaros4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 8. Bradley, Netanya4.2 
 9. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.2 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi1.9 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Jones, Bnei H.1.9 
 10. Simpson, Maccabi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Maccabi T-A3.0 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.6 
 3. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.6 
 4. Uter, Maccabi1.6 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 8. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.1 
 10. Green, Galil Gilb.1.0 


Netanya also extend deal with Danny Franco - by Eurobasket News

Netanya have reached an agreement on terms of contract extension with head coach Danny Franco (agency: Avi Zilberman ). The Israeli specialist will work with the team for at least two more seasons. Danny Franco (agency: Avi Zilberman ) tookover Netanya in 2011. He led the team to the fourth place finish in the Premier League regular season this season. Netanya though surrendered against Hapoel Jerusalem in five game at the quarterfinal stage. Danny Franco (agency: Avi Zilberman ) used to work with Hapoel Holon, Galil Elyon, Gilboa/Migdal Haemek, Maccabi Ironi Ramat Gan before taking over Netanya. He also guided U16 and U18 Israeli National Teams. Eurobasket.com named Danny Franco (agency: Avi Zilberman ) All-Israeli League Coach of the Year in 2009.
Netanya extended the deals with several players just few days ago. They kept Yehu Orland (193-G-81, agency: Ronsport), Eyal Shulman (192-PG-87) and Eliran Gueta (199-F-75, agency: Gross Zeev ISA, college: Tyler JC) on the roster for the next season.



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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.17.4 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi17.3 
 5. Diener, Banco d.17.1 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 7. Johnson, Angelico.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. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 5. Jelovac, JuveCase.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 VA6.0 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.3 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.2 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.3.9 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.7 
 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. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 7. Taylor, Trenkwal.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. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 8. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 9. Cusin, Cantu1.1 
 10. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Michele MAGGIOLI
  Fileni B.
  (212-C-77)
  Avg: 21
 1. Maggioli, Fileni B.21.0 
 2. Ware, Novipiu Casa.20.7 
 3. Young, Upea CdO19.5 
 4. Mays, Givova S.18.8 
 5. Marigney, Prima V.18.8 
 6. Green, Novipiu Cas.18.8 
 7. Roderick, LeGamber.18.6 
 8. Jenkins, C.de L.18.3 
 9. Walker, Prima Vero.17.9 
 10. Hicks, Giorgo T.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE13.6 
 2. Todic, Khimik9.9 
 3. Ekperigin, FCM F.9.9 
 4. Mosley, Biancobl.9.1 
 5. Maggioli, Fileni B.9.0 
 6. George, Upea CdO9.0 
 7. Butkevicius, Novip.8.6 
 8. Gandini, AcegasAp.8.1 
 9. Slay, Givova Scafa.8.0 
 10. Toppo, Giorgo T.7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Juan FERNANDEZ
  C.de L.
  (193-G-90)
  Avg: 5
 1. Fernandez, C.de L.5.0 
 2. Green, Sigma B.4.7 
 3. Pecile, Biancobl.4.6 
 4. Ware, Novipiu Casa.4.4 
 5. Roderick, LeGamber.4.3 
 6. Gay, Aget S.4.3 
 7. Battle, Upea CdO4.3 
 8. Walker, Prima Vero.3.6 
 9. Marigney, Prima V.3.3 
 10. Guarino, FCM F.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Donato CUTOLO
  Biancobl.
  (198-F-87)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Cutolo, Biancobl.2.7 
 2. James, FCM F.2.3 
 3. George, Upea CdO2.3 
 4. Mays, Givova S.2.3 
 5. Fernandez, C.de L.2.2 
 6. Forray, Pall.Trento2.2 
 7. Guarino, FCM F.2.1 
 8. Battle, Upea CdO2.0 
 9. Filloy, AcegasAp.2.0 
 10. Vitali, Biancobl.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Olaseni LAWAL
  Tezenis VE
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lawal, Tezenis VE1.8 
 2. Mosley, Biancobl.1.8 
 3. Maggioli, Fileni B.1.3 
 4. Griffin, Fileni B.1.3 
 5. Pascolo, Pall.Tren.1.2 
 6. James, FCM F.1.1 
 7. Roderick, LeGamber.1.0 
 8. Brkic, C.de L.0.9 
 9. Gandini, AcegasAp.0.9 
 10. Butkevicius, Novi.0.9 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia18.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.0 
 3. Casadei, Firenze16.5 
 4. Carrizo, Latina B.16.1 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.5 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari15.2 
 7. Bolzonella, Castel.15.1 
 8. Benfatto, Ferrara15.1 
 9. Vico, Matera14.9 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Rossi, Chieti10.8 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.2 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.9 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.4 
 5. Ricci, Casalpus.8.3 
 6. Pazzi, Castelletto8.3 
 7. Raminelli, Trevigl.8.0 
 8. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.0 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino7.7 
 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, Mirandola5.3 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.8 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.4 
 7. Cantone, Matera3.1 
 8. Carrizo, Latina B.3.1 
 9. Raschi, Chieti3.0 
 10. Gnaccarini, Recan.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.1 
 3. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 4. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 5. Cortesi, Ferrara2.7 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.6 
 7. Vico, Matera2.6 
 8. Casadei, Firenze2.4 
 9. Ranuzzi, Castellet.2.4 
 10. Ferrarese, Trevig.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. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 6. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 7. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 8. Chiacig, Agrigento0.7 
 9. Mancin, Mirandola0.7 
 10. Wojciechowsk., To.0.6 


Lega2 Round 1 of Semi-Finals. Pistoia and Brescia record victories - by Eurobasket News

Giorgo Tesi PT - Novipiu Casale 82-76

Pistoia prevailed against Novipiu Casale in the opening game of the semifinal series. Novipiu Casale was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 36-28 second half run of Tuscany Pistoia. They made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Tuscany Pistoia outrebounded Novipiu Casale 45-28 including a 32-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Panamanian swingman Michael Hicks (194-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) stepped up and scored 22 points and 9 rebounds for the winners and American guard Antonio Graves (191-85, college: Pittsburgh, agency: Two Points) chipped in 21 points. At the losing side American point guard Casper Ware (177-90, college: Long Beach St.) responded with 29 points and the former international guard Matteo Malaventura (197-78) scored 14 points.
Top scorers:
Giorgo Tesi PT: M.Hicks 22+9reb+1ast, A.Graves 21+4reb+3ast, R.Rullo 14+3reb, D.Fajardo 5+6reb, F.Toppo 5+13reb+2ast, R.Cortese 5+1reb
Novipiu Casale: C.Ware 29+2reb+2ast, M.Malaventura 14+2reb+2ast, R.Green 13+3reb+2ast, P.Butkevicius 6+11reb, S.Pierich 5+4reb+1ast, N.Martinoni 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 241291


C.de Latte BRE - Pall.Trento 84-81

Brescia snatched a tough home win over Trento in the opener. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 84-81. C.de Latte BRE made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Pall.Trento helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman J.R. Giddens (196-85, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. Greek forward Nikos Barlos (203-79) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. C.de Latte BRE's coach Alberto Martelossi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international power forward Luca Garri (207-82) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and Nigerian-American point guard Michael Umeh (188-84, college: UNLV, agency: Two Points) added 19 points and 5 assists in the effort for Pall.Trento. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
C.de Latte BRE: N.Barlos 18+5reb+2ast, M.Jenkins 16+2reb+3ast, J.Giddens 15+11reb, D.Brkic 13+1reb+2ast, J.Fernandez 9+4reb+6ast, S.Stojkov 5+2reb+1ast
Pall.Trento: L.Garri 21+8reb+3ast, B.Elder 19+2reb+2ast, M.Umeh 19+4reb+5ast, L.Dordei 13+6reb+2ast, A.Forray 4+1reb+2ast, L.Conte 3+1reb
gschID: 241290



Nazionale A Round 4 of Play-Offs - by Eurobasket News

Group Play-off
Agrigento - Matera 78-72

The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 78-72. Agrigento made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Fabio Mian (196-92) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. The former international center Roberto Chiacig (210-74) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Antonio Iannuzzi (207-91, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 12 rebounds and naturalized Argentinian guard Carlos Sebastian Vico (190-86, agency: Players Group) added 19 points in the effort for Matera.
Top scorers:
Matera: C.Sebastian Vico 19+3reb+1ast, A.Vitale 17+3reb, A.Iannuzzi 11+12reb, C.Cantone 9+3reb+1ast, M.Cozzoli 7, M.Rezzano 5+7reb+3ast
Agrigento: F.Mian 22+5reb+2ast, R.Chiacig 21+7reb+1ast, A.Chiarastella 9+9reb+4ast, V.Di Viccaro 8+1reb, G.Anello 6+1reb+3ast, A.Moruzzi 6+3reb
gschID: 241846


Group Play-out
Chieti - Mirandola 85-63

The game was mostly controlled by Chieti. Mirandola was better in third quarter 22-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Chieti forced 21 Mirandola turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Emanuele Rossi (208-82) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 16 rebounds and point guard Manuel Diomede (188-90, agency: Two Points) who added 19 points during the contest. Four Chieti players scored in double figures. Chieti's coach Domenico Sorgentone felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side the former international swingman Andrea Pilotti (196-80, agency: Players Group) responded with 16 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Jordan Losi (182-80) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Mirandola: A.Pilotti 16+5reb, M.Venturelli 15+2reb+1ast, J.Losi 12+5reb+3ast, M.Fantinelli 8+2reb+1ast, L.Pignatti 6+7reb+2ast, A.Mancin 4+6reb
Chieti: M.Diomede 19+2reb, F.Gialloreto 17+1reb+1ast, E.Rossi 14+16reb+2ast, A.Raschi 12+2reb+1ast, S.Rajola 8+2reb+2ast, S.Gatti 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 241849


Latina Basket - Bari 53-68

It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Bari's pressure prevailed and they won that period 22-14 extending their advantage to 15 points. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Antonio Ruggiero (190-81) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and swingman Daniele Bonessio (200-88) who added 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Riccardo Tavernelli (188-91) responded with 19 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and the former international power forward Matteo Canavesi (204-86) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Latina Basket: M.Canavesi 20+5reb, R.Tavernelli 19+3reb+4ast, F.Gagliardo 6+5reb+1ast, M.Carrizo 3+4reb+2ast, T.Plateo 3+2reb, M.Arrigoni 2+4reb
Bari: A.Ruggiero 27+2reb+2ast, D.Bonessio 10+11reb+2ast, M.Cardillo 9+9reb+2ast, L.Bisconti 9+2reb+1ast, D.Barozzi 8+3reb, T.Laquintana 5+3reb
gschID: 241848


San Severo - Ferrara 74-76

Mazzeo San Severo was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 40-36 second half run of Naturhouse Ferrara. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Valerio Circosta (188-87, agency: Two Points) who helped to win the game recording 27 points and power forward Michele Benfatto (205-85) who added 14 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side center Andrea Iannilli (207-84) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and naturalized Senegalese guard Ousmane Gueye (188-82) scored 20 points and 6 steals. Four Mazzeo San Severo players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
San Severo: O.Gueye 20+1reb+2ast, I.Scarponi 12+2reb, G.Sirakov 11+1reb+2ast, R.Maggio 10+1reb+1ast, A.Iannilli 10+11reb+3ast, G.Zampolli 9+3reb+3ast
Ferrara: V.Circosta 27+1reb+2ast, M.Benfatto 14+8reb+1ast, A.Campiello 10, G.Spizzichini 9+6reb+3ast, S.Cortesi 6+5reb+1ast, G.Gazzotti 6+2reb
gschID: 241850



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  KUWAIT   


Al Sahel secured an 84-76 win against Barako Bull - by Eurobasket News

Barako Bull from the Philippines had to settle for fourth place in the competition when Kuwaits Al Sahel secured an 84-76 win in the play-off match. Leading the charge for Al Sahel was topscorer Anthony Green with 32 points, well supported by Abdullah Al Shammaris 16 points. As usual, Barako Bull was served by free scoring Michael Singletary with 24 points.

Esmail Al Gergawi, President, UAE Basketball Association (UAE BA) was joined by Mattar Surour, Tournament Vice President and Awad Sami, the Tournament Director at the presentation of the trophy after the final.
RESULTS

Final: Al Shabab bt Hoops Lebanon 90-75.

Third place: Al Sahel Kuwait bt Barako Bull Philippines 84-76.

Top Scorer: Carey Williams (Hoops Lebanon)

Best Coach: Ahmad Mohammad Omar (Al Shabab)

Most Disciplined Team: University of Sharjah

Best Referee: Hussain Al Beloushi (UAE)

Courtesy of: http://gulfnews.com



Al Sahel lost the Semifinal thriller - by Eurobasket News

Al Sahel lost the Semifinal thriller at the Al Shabab Basketball Championship. Al Shabab has been put in Group A along with Hoops from Lebanon, Al Sahel from Kuwait and University of Sharjah (UOS). Group B consists of US-based Team Unity, Al Ahli from Libya, Barako Bull and Zamalek from Egypt. The event will see the eight teams divided into two groups with the best two advancing to the knockout quarterfinals on May 22.
Al Sahel Kuwait outscored University of Sharjah 104:65. In Day 3 Al Shabab overcame Al Sahel 99:85. Chauncey Leslie (183-G/F-81, college: Iowa) paced all the winners with 28 points
Al Sahel secured the top spot in Group B beating Hoops 91:83.
In the Quarterfinal games Al Sahel of Kuwait overcame Libyas Al Ahli 101:89. Abdullah Al Shammari was most effective for the Kuwaiti side with seven points apiece in the opening two quarters, while Anthony Green added 11. For the Libyan side, the consistent Craig Winder (188-G-84, college: Texas) was the only one in double digits.
In the semi-final, Al Shabab posted a 94-87 win over Al Sahel of Kuwait as Rashid Al Zaabi top-scored with 24 points. Christopher Burgess helped the team at the end of the game with several treys.



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  LBQ   

Standings

LBQ Standings
 1. Royal 7-2 
 2. Jaguars 6-2 
 3. Page-Dynamo 5-4 
 4. Seigneurs 4-3 
 5. Revolution 3-6 
 6. Monteregie 0-8 

Regular Season: Round 9

May. 25: Page-Dynamo - Jaguars 74-81
May. 25: Revolution - Seigneurs 71-80
May. 25: Monteregie - Royal 46-86

Regular Season: Round 10

May. 30: Monteregie - Seigneurs
Jun. 1: Page-Dynamo - Monteregie
Jun. 1: Royal - Jaguars
Jun. 2: Page-Dynamo - Revolution
Jun. 2: Royal - Seigneurs



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  LEBANON   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 33.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit33.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.3 
 3. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 4. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 5. Khatib, Champville26.1 
 6. Spencer, Al Riyadi24.5 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.8 
 8. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh23.1 
 10. Sims, Sagesse22.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Fraser, Byblos16.9 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.7 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.4 
 7. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.4 
 8. Perry, Hoops9.1 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 4. Akl, Sagesse6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.6 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.0 
 8. Fahed, Moutahed4.9 
 9. Khatib, Champville4.9 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Blair, Hoops3.2 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.3 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.1 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.9 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Spencer, Al Riyadi1.6 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 2. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 3. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.6 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 5. Fraser, Byblos1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 8. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 9. Freije, Amchit0.8 
 10. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 


Eric Chatfield and Marc Salyers leave Moutahed - by Eurobasket News

Eric Chatfield (191-G-79, agency: Fusion Sports, college: N.Mexico) and Marc Salyers (205-F-79, college: Samford) have reportedly left Moutahed. The players have decided to leave for the USA after the second game of the Lebanese League playoffs against Sagesse. Security reasons have been quoted as the main reason for the decision.
Marc Salyers joined Moutahed at the start of the season. The forward notched 22.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in the League. Last season the forward had spells in Georgia and Turkey. Marc Salyers used to be the All-French ProA Forward of the Year back in 2007 and 2008.
Eric Chatfield joined Moutahed in November. His stats read 17.5 points, 6.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds per game. The guard started the season in Italy. He played for JuveCaserta. He delivered 9.2 points, 2.2 boards and 1.3 assists per game in SeriaA.



Hoops reached the Final at the Al Shabab Basketball Championship - by Eurobasket News

Hoops reached the Final at the Al Shabab Basketball Championship in Dubai.
In Day 1 Hoops posted a 94-91 win over hosts Al Shabab. Hassan Lakiss (182-G-86) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Rashid Al Zaabi posted 22 points for the home side. Later Hoops survive against UOS in an 88:83 win. Al Sahel secured the top spot in Group B beating Hoops 91:83.
In the Quarterfinal games UAE hosts ease past Team Unity 108:82. Hoops won over Egyptians Zamalek. Barako Bull from the Philippines kept up their winning streak with a convincing 99:77 result over winless University of Sharjah (UOS). Al Sahel of Kuwait overcame Libya's Al Ahli 101:89. Abdullah Al Shammari was most effective for the Kuwaiti side with seven points apiece in the opening two quarters, while Anthony Green added 11. For the Libyan side, the consistent Craig Winder (188-G-84, college: Texas) was the only one in double digits.
In the semi-final, Al Shabab posted a 94-87 win over Al Sahel of Kuwait as Rashid Al Zaabi top-scored with 24 points. Christopher Burgess helped the team at the end of the game with several treys. Hoops defeated Barako Bulls 91-80.



Al Shabab stamp their class at home - by Eurobasket News

Dubai: Al Shabab achieved their second biggest honour in basketball when they tamed Hoops of Lebanon 90-75 in the final of the second Al Shabab Basketball Championship that concluded late on Saturday.

This will rate as their second most important trophy in basketball after their triumph in the Gulf Clubs Championship two years ago. This is way up there for us as we have played so many different schools of basketball and triumphed, Al Shabab coach Ahmad Omar told Gulf News.

Al Shabab made a nervous start and were able to lead for the first time with two and-a-half minutes remaining of the opening quarter on Taylors triple to walk off with a slender one-point lead at 21-20.

The hosts then maintained their distance from the Lebanese right through the second quarter and a triple and basket from Rashid Al Zaabi gave them a six-point cushion at 44-38 by the half-time hooter.

Hoops showed signs of making one final surge in the fourth quarter when they outscored the hosts 21-20, thanks largely to nine points from Carey Williams and another five from Jamieson. The visitors still trailed by five points at 59-64 with all to fight for in the fourth and final quarter.

Much of the drama belonged to the last quarter when Hoopss coach Omar Hassino asked his players to walk off court contesting a technical foul by referee Hussain Al Beloushi on Brent Ragsdale (192-G-86, college: Kennesaw St.) with 7.42 minutes remaining.

However, better sense prevailed as two minutes later the Hoops players returned to resume play on orders from Hoops President Jasim Kanso.

Al Shabab went on a brisk scoring spree with Omar Al Amri sinking in a couple of triples to take the match away from Hoops. They were served well by their foreign import Joseph Taylor, who went on to top the scoring chart for the winners with a match high 24 points.

Earlier, Barako Bull from the Philippines had to settle for fourth place in the competition when Kuwaits Al Sahel secured an 84-76 win in the play-off match. Leading the charge for Al Sahel was topscorer Anthony Green with 32 points, well supported by Abdullah Al Shammaris 16 points. As usual, Barako Bull was served by free scoring Michael Singletary with 24 points.

Esmail Al Gergawi, President, UAE Basketball Association (UAE BA) was joined by Mattar Surour, Tournament Vice President and Awad Sami, the Tournament Director at the presentation of the trophy after the final.

RESULTS
Final: Al Shabab bt Hoops Lebanon 90-75.

Third place: Al Sahel Kuwait bt Barako Bull Philippines 84-76.

Top Scorer: Carey Williams (Hoops Lebanon)

Best Coach: Ahmad Omar (Al Shabab)

Most Disciplined Team: University of Sharjah

Best Referee: Hussain Al Beloushi (UAE)
Courtesy of:http://gulfnews.com



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Lithuanian Martynas Andriukaitis finished Georgian campaign - by Eurobasket News

Lithuanian Martynas Andriukaitis (204-F-81) finished Georgian campaign on a high note. The player clinched second place as his team lost the decisive game to MIA Academy at Superleague Finals in Georgia. The latter won the series against Olimpi 3-2 with the decisive 86:80 victory in Game 5. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Olimpi won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpi's 36. 24 personal fouls committed by Olimpi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kirk Archibeque orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Stevan Milosevic answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Levan Fatsatsia added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Olimpi.
In 2012-2013 Martynas Andriukaitis appeared first for Panevezys Lietkabelis (LKL) and in Baltic League averaged 11.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 51.5%, FT: 80.0%. In Feb.'13 moved to Olimpi Tbilisi (Georgia-Superleague) and showed 7.4 points per game.



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ASEAN League: Satria Muda hand KL Dragons second straight defeat - by Eurobasket News

Satria Muda - KL Dragons 77:65

Satria Muda recorded the second consecutive victory in the semifinal series versus KL Dragons. Stanley Pringle (184-PG-87, college: Penn St.) returned to his best form scoring 21 points and putting the Indonesian team closer to the Final. The Warriors led by just a single point at the end of the first frame 16:15. The Dragons erased the deficit and pulled ahead for a 35:34 halftime lead. The teams went neck and neck throughout the third term. The hosts were able to eke out a 53:51 lead at the final break. The Warriors went on a 24:14 run in the fourth period to run away with the victory at the end. Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81, college: Middle Tenn.St.) had 12 points, while Jerick Canada (170-G), Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) and John Smith (188-G-86, college: Hawaii-Hilo) finished with 11 points each for the winners. Justin Melton (180-G-86, college: Mount Olive) replied with 28 points for the Dragons. Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88, college: Connecticut) posted 14 points and 10 rebounds in the loss.

Satria Muda: Stanley Pringle 21, Steve Thomas 12, Jerick Canada 11, Chris Daniels 11, John Smith 11
KL Dragons: Justin Melton 28, Gavin Edwards 14+10 boards



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Best players of Mexican CIBACOPA round 32 - by Eurobasket News

American Jerome Habel (208-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Guaymas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 32.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 16 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Nogales (#4, 14-14) 93-87. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Guaymas maintains the 2nd position in Mexican CIBACOPA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Guaymas will need more victories to improve their 21-7 record. Habel just recently signed at Guaymas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. San Diego State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Habel is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 7.8rpg) and averages solid 1.6bpg and 64.0% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American power forward Kenny Jones (198-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management) of Obregon. Jones impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 24 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Obregon to edge slightly lower-ranked Los Mochis (#9, 9-19) by 3 points 75-72. Obregon's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-17 record. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Obregon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.6ppg (#1). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Eugene Phelps (198-F) of Guasave (#8). Phelps scored 19 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Phelps' great performance Guasave lost 75-78 to the higher-ranked Navolato (#5, 13-17). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Guasave not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 18 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Phelps could try to bring Guasave's a little bit higher in the standings. Phelps has a very solid season. In 2 games in Mexico he scored 21.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Emmanuel Little (196-F-85) of Hermosillo - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Devon Pearson (198-F-84) of Los Mochis - 30 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Myron Allen (182-PG-79) of Guaymas - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Omar Quintero (183-PG-81) of Tijuana - 23 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Anthony Pedroza (191-G-79) of Guaymas - 28 points and 2 assists
9. Marcus Morrison (198-G/F-84) of Tijuana - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Kyle Spain (196-F-87) of Hermosillo - 23 points and 7 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)



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Stevan Milosevic ended up an outstanding season with Olimpi - by Eurobasket News

Stevan Milosevic (211-C-85, agency: Interperformances) ended up an outstanding season with Olimpi. He erupted with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists but his team lost the decisive game to MIA Academy at Superleague Finals in Georgia. The latter won the series against Olimpi 3-2 with the decisive 86:80 victory in Game 5. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-15. But Olimpi won second period 23-21. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. MIA dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Olimpi's 36. 24 personal fouls committed by Olimpi helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American center Kirk Archibeque orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Benjamin Raymond contributed with 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Stevan Milosevic answered with 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Levan Fatsatsia added 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Olimpi. Four Olimpi players scored in double figures.


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  NBA   

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 Heat26.6 
 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.20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 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.7.5 
 8. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 9. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 7. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 8. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 10. Iguodala, Denver1.7 
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 


Suns hire Jeff Hornacek to be next head coach - by Eurobasket News

A familiar face will be returning to the Phoenix Suns' bench this fall to serve as head coach. On Sunday, the team reached a deal with Utah Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek to be the next head coach. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports tweeted that the deal is for three years, with a team option for a fourth year. Hornacek, 50, was drafted by the Suns in 1986. He played in Phoenix until 1992 when he was part of the trade with the Philadelphia 76ers that brought Charles Barkley to town. Hornacek will take over the coaching duties from Lindsey Hunter. Hunter served as the Suns interim head coach for the second half of the 2012-13 season, replacing Alvin Gentry when he was fired in January. Hunter, who had a 12-29 record as head coach, was reportedly among the candidates the Suns were considering for the job. Hornacek's hiring is just another chapter in what has already been a busy offseason for the Suns. On April 22, the team fired general manager Lance Blanks after he failed to get the Suns to the playoffs during his three years in the Valley. The Suns then filled their general manager position on May 7 when they hired Boston Celtics executive Ryan McDonough. With Hornacek hired, McDonough can now turn his full attention to preparing for the 2013 NBA Draft. The Suns just recently learned that they will be picking fifth during next months event. The 2013 NBA Draft will air live June 27 on ESPN.
Courtesy of: azfamilty.com



Heat fire past Pacers in Indianapolis, take 2-1 lead - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra is right: Story lines change quickly in the NBA playoffs. After nearly 48 hours of questions about the Heat's lack of everything offense, defense, size against the Indiana Pacers, they unleashed an offensive fury against the league's best defensive team. Miami put together its most complete effort of the Eastern Conference finals and pounded the Pacers 114-96 in Game 3 on Sunday. The Heat's five starters scored in double-figures, led by forward LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84)' 22. But the biggest performance and maybe most surprising came from forward Udonis Haslem (6'8''-F-80, college: Florida), who scored a season-high 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting. The Heat shot 54.5% from the field, held the Pacers to 39.7% and now lead the best-of-seven series 2-1, and Game 4 is Tuesday (8:30 p.m. ET, TNT). The consternation over Miami's future after Game 2 was necessary. It had not played its best against the Pacers in the first two games some of that Indiana's doing, some of it Miami's mistakes. But the Heat delivered a powerful reminder they are the defending champions. Miami had the league's best road record this season, are now 5-0 on the road in the playoffs this season and have not lost two consecutive games since early January. The Heat, like that, regained the home-court advantage they lost in Game 2. Miami held forward Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) to 13 points on 3-for-10 shooting. George had five turnovers, the same number the Heat had. Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86, college: Georgetown) had a quiet 20 points and 17 rebounds, and the Pacers didn't get much from anyone else other than David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier) (21 points) and George Hill (19). Offense was the name of the game, and the Heat were hot from the start. They received strong offensive efforts from multiple players, and it was the best game the Big 3 have played against the Pacers. Miami started out 9-for-11, Indiana 7-for-9 and the Heat led 22-19 with 5:23 left in the first quarter. James had just two of those points as the Heat tried to involve other players. Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) had eight quick points, and 10 in the quarter, including two three-pointers. Udonis Haslem, who had three points total headed into Game 3, had 13 in the first half. James had 18, Bosh had 12 and Wade had 10. Miami reserve forward Chris Andersen maintained his amazing shooting percentage. He made all four shots and now has converted on of 16 consecutive attempts since Game 5 against the Chicago Bulls. The Heat took a 70-56 lead into halftime, and the biggest Heat lead previously was just five points in Game 1. Miami's 70 first-half points set a franchise high for points in a half in the playoffs and were the most the Pacers have allowed in a half during this postseason. The Heat shot 62.8% (27-for-43) from the field in the first two quarter and turned the ball over just once. The Pacers shot 50% in the first half, and with their defense, normally that amounts to a Pacers advantage. Not in Game 3. Miami looked unstoppable in the first half, but it is difficult to maintain that pace against Indiana. The Pacers put a dent in the Heat's lead early in the third quarter, cutting Miami's lead to 78-71. However, Miami finished the quarter on a 13-5 run and led 91-78 headed into the fourth quarter. Ray Allen's three-pointer with 9:35 left in the fourth quarter made it 99-78 Miami's biggest lead of the game and was just too much for the Pacers to overcome. And the story line has changed again, with all the pressure on the Pacers. Courtesy of: usatoday.com


Clifford, Sampson, Drew are finalists for Bucks coaching job - by Eurobasket News

Three coaching candidates will return for second interviews this week with the Milwaukee Bucks, a league source confirmed Sunday. Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford is scheduled to interview again Tuesday, while Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew will return Wednesday as finalists for the Bucks head coaching position. No other candidates are currently in the running, according to the source. The Bucks also previously interviewed former Portland and Seattle coach Nate McMillan and 34-year-old Rockets assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. Bucks officials also met with former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan. Clifford has close ties to former NBA coaches Jeff Van Gundy and Stan Van Gundy and worked last season as an assistant with the Lakers. A 1983 graduate of Maine-Farmington, Clifford worked five seasons on Stan Van Gundy's staff in Orlando and was with the Magic when it reached the 2009 NBA Finals. Clifford worked for Jeff Van Gundy in New York and Houston and was influenced by current Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau, who also was a member of the Knicks and Rockets staffs.
Sampson has worked the past two seasons under coach Kevin McHale in Houston following three seasons on the Bucks staff under coach Scott Skiles. Sampson, 57, forged a strong relationship with Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings, who will be a restricted free agent this summer. Sampson was a successful college coach with stops at Washington State, Oklahoma and Indiana but had to leave the Hoosiers program due to a telephone recruiting scandal. He twice was named the national coach of the year while at Oklahoma, in 1995 and 2002.
Drew has coached the Hawks for the past three seasons and is still under contract with Atlanta through June 30. But it is expected Hawks general manager Danny Ferry will hire a new coach and he has allowed Drew to pursue other jobs. Drew, 55, had his initial interview with the Bucks one week ago. "We had a really good conversation," Drew said in a phone interview Sunday. "I feel I've got a real good feel for the team and the talent after having to prepare for them." The Hawks played the Bucks four times late in the season and won all four games, including three by five points or fewer. Drew said he spoke with Bucks general manager John Hammond, assistant general manager Jeff Weltman, director of scouting Billy McKinney and director of player personnel Dave Babcock. Drew also said he met with Bucks owner Herb Kohl. "They have some young players they're excited about," Drew said. "And I was looking at areas where the team can use some help." He has compiled a 128-102 record in three seasons with Atlanta and led the Hawks to the playoffs in all three years. Drew has coached some elite players with the Hawks, including Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Al Horford. Drew was an assistant under Mike Woodson for six seasons in Atlanta before becoming the head coach for the 2010-'11 season. Drew was part of the Hawks staff in the spring of 2010 when Atlanta defeated the Bucks in a first-round playoff series, 4-3. This will be the second head coaching hire for Hammond in his tenure with the Bucks.
Hammond hired Skiles in April 2008 and Skiles coached four-plus seasons before departing in January of this year. Jim Boylan took over as interim coach and went 22-28 over the final 50 regular-season games. The Bucks made the playoffs as the eighth seed but were swept in four games by Miami in a first-round Eastern Conference series.
Courtesy of: jsonline.com



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Memphis transfer Antonio Barton headed to Tennessee - by Eurobasket News

Memphis transfer Antonio Barton (6'2''-G) announced Sunday that he'll enroll at Tennessee, meaning Cuonzo Martin 's Vols have landed a replacement for Trae Golden (6'1''-PG-91) and should be considered a preseason Top 25 team. Barton will graduate from Memphis before the start of the fall semester. He'll thus be eligible to play immediately at UT. Barton decided to transfer from Memphis once Joe Jackson (6'1''-PG-92) announed he would return because that development ensured Barton would probably be out of the Tigers' rotation, somewhere behind Jackson, Geron Johnson (6'3''-G) and Chris Crawford (6'4''-G) in Josh Pastner's pecking order. The 6-foot-2 former starter who averaged 8.2 points per game as a freshman considered Maryland, Texas A&M and Kansas State before settling on Tennessee. It's debatable whether he's a true point guard, sure. But Barton has played the position at the high-major level, and he'll fill the massive void for the Vols created when UT dismissed its veteran point guard, Golden, this month.
Courtesy of: cbssports.com



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Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. OceanaGold N. 8-0 
 2. Nelson G. 6-2 
 3. Wellington S. 6-2 
 4. Hub Jets 5-2 
 5. Southland S. 5-3 
 6. Taranaki MA 3-7 
 7. HBS Bank Hawks 2-6 
 8. Super City R. 1-7 
 9. Waikato P. 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 6

May. 24: Taranaki MA - Waikato P. 97-71
May. 25: Southland S. - HBS Bank Hawks 94-73
May. 24: OceanaGold N. - HBS Bank Hawks 90-85 OT
May. 25: Waikato P. - Hub Jets 75-89
May. 26: Super City R. - Wellington S. 61-106
May. 25: Nelson G. - Taranaki MA 103-88

Regular Season: Round 7

May. 28: Wellington S. - OceanaGold N.
May. 30: Waikato P. - OceanaGold N.
May. 31: Hub Jets - Nelson G.
Jun. 1: HBS Bank Hawks - Wellington S.
Jun. 2: Super City R. - Nelson G.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Benny ANTHONY
  OceanaGo.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Anthony, OceanaGo.23.1 
 2. Pace, Nelson G.22.4 
 3. Wright, OceanaGo.21.9 
 4. Tait, Wellington S.21.1 
 5. Atkinson, Waika.20.3 
 6. Conklin, Southland20.3 
 7. Warren, Wellington19.2 
 8. Hagan, Hub Jets19.1 
 9. Braswell, Southlan.19.0 
 10. Maxey, Nelson G.18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets14.6 
 2. Atkinson, Waika.13.9 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.9.6 
 4. Conklin, Southland9.4 
 5. Anthony, OceanaGo.9.1 
 6. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.9 
 7. Bailey, Super C.8.4 
 8. Pace, Nelson G.8.3 
 9. Maxey, Nelson G.8.0 
 10. Greene, HBS B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.3 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.7.4 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets7.0 
 4. Buck, Super City R.5.4 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.5.3 
 6. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 7. Webster, Waika.3.9 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.3.9 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.8 
 10. Frank, Wellington3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Mark DICKEL
  OceanaGo.
  (188-G-76)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Dickel, OceanaGo.3.4 
 2. Hagan, Hub Jets3.3 
 3. Braswell, Southlan.3.1 
 4. Boucher, Wellingt.2.8 
 5. Martin, Southlan.2.5 
 6. Wright, OceanaGo.2.3 
 7. Leasure, Taranaki.2.3 
 8. O''Riley, Super C.2.1 
 9. Greene, HBS B.2.1 
 10. Ruscoe, Nelson G.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.1 
 2. Tisby, OceanaGo.2.3 
 3. Frank, Wellington2.0 
 4. Gabriel, Taranaki.2.0 
 5. Horvath, Hub Jets1.6 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.5 
 7. Wright, OceanaGo.1.1 
 8. Greene, HBS B.1.0 
 9. Prewster, HBS B.0.9 
 10. Dawson, Southlan.0.9 


Tait's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

30-year old guard Lindsay Tait (190-G-82, agency: Duran International) had an amazing evening in the last round for Wellington S. and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6.
He got a double-double of 22 points and 12 assists, while his team outclassed Super City R. (#8, 1-7) with 45-point margin 106-61. Wellington S. maintains the 3rd position in New Zealand league. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Wellington S. will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. Tait turned to be Wellington S.'s top player in his first season with the team. Tait has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 21.1ppg) and averages solid 51.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Bryant Markson (198-F-83). He is American forward in his first season at Wellington S.. In the last game Markson recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Of course together with Tait he helped Wellington S. with another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Super City R. (#8, 1-7) 106-61. Wellington S.'s 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 6-2 record is not bad at all. Markson is one of the most experienced players at Wellington S. and similarly like Lindsay Tait has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Brian Greene (196-G/F-83, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) of HBS Bank Hawks (#7). Greene showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Greene's great performance HBS Bank Hawks lost 85-90in overtime to the league's current leader OceanaGold N. (#1, 8-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. HBS Bank Hawks can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-6 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Greene he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Greene has a very solid season. In 8 games in New Zealand he scored 18.4ppg. He also has 8.0rpg, 2.1spg and FGP: 56.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Josh Pace (196-G/F-83) of Nelson G. - 32 points and 8 rebounds
5. Zack Atkinson (206-F/C-86) of Waikato P. - 21 points and 16 rebounds
6. Nick Horvath (208-F/C-81) of Hub Jets - 15 points and 17 rebounds
7. Benny Anthony (198-F-88) of OceanaGold N. - 25 points and 10 rebounds
8. Brad Anderson (190-G-92) of Taranaki MA - 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Brian Conklin (198-F-89) of Southland S. - 23 points and 6 rebounds
10. Andrew Warren (195-G-87) of Wellington S. - 24 points and 5 rebounds

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



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DStv PBL Standings

DStv Standings
Atlantic Conference
 1. Union Bank 7-2 
 2. Oluyole W. 7-3 
 3. D.Warriors 6-4 
 4. Islanders 5-4 
 5. Royal Hoopers 4-5 
 6. Police Baton 3-6 
 7. Comets 3-6 
 8. Customs 2-7 
Savannah Conference
 1. Kano Pillars 10-0 
 2. Mark Mentors 7-3 
 3. Plateau Peaks 6-2 
 4. Niger Potters 5-4 
 5. Bauchi Nets 4-4 
 6. Kada Stars 2-7 
 7. Immigration 1-8 
 8. Yelwa Hawks 1-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Atlantic

May. 25: Oluyole W. - D.Warriors 86-77
May. 26: Oluyole W. - D.Warriors 65-70
May. 25: Police Baton - Union Bank 61-73
May. 25: Islanders - Comets 58-60
May. 25: Customs - Royal Hoopers 47-67

Savannah

May. 26: Mark Mentors - Kano Pillars 84-85
May. 25: Mark Mentors - Kano Pillars 79-88
May. 25: Immigration - Yelwa Hawks 60-40
May. 26: Immigration - Yelwa Hawks 59-61
May. 26: Kada Stars - Niger Potters 58-75
May. 26: Plateau Peaks - Bauchi Nets
May. 27: Kada Stars - Niger Potters
May. 25: Plateau Peaks - Bauchi Nets



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2013 was a good year for Panamanians abroad. - by Robert OConnell

2013 was a productive year for the Panamanians abroad against all the odds. Panama doesn't have a professional league and is suspended by Fiba Americas due to internal problems in the Basketball federation. We have some statistics of some of the players that already finished the 2012-2013 season.
Gary Forbes after been released by the Houston Rockets and picked up by the Guancha Lions of China posted in 27 games 28.4 pts 7.8 reb and 4.6 ass. he was the 8th best scorer in the league and his team made the playoffs.
Antonio Garcia of Panteras in the Mexico finished with 11.1 pts 10.4 reb and 3.9 ass he was in the top three rebounders of the league and also made it to the Fiba Americas Club Tournament.
Dionosio Gomez of Shiga L Stars in Japan finished with 15.6 pts 9.2 reb and 2.0 ass, his team made the playoffs.
Leonardo Pomare of Kyoto Hannar in Japan finished with 11.8 pts 8.8 reb and 1.4 ass and his team came in third place of the league.
Jamaal Levy played in three teams in one year in Argentina, he played with Olimpico, Libertad Sunchales and Lanus and he averaged 5.7 pts 5.8 reb and 1.5 ass. His team Lanus was the runner up in the America's tournament after losing the final with Pearol.
Jordan Henriquez of Kansas St finished his senior year with 5.0 pts 5.0 reb and 1.9 blocks. HIs team was co-champion of the Big 12 Conference. He was on the best defensive team of the conference.
Joel Munoz of Paulistano in Brasil finished with 5.0 pts 2.2 reb and 1.6 ass. His team made it to the playoffs.
Levour Warren of Sidigas AV in Italy just played 5 games due to a season ending injury and finished with 9.2 pts 3.4 reb and 1.2 ass.
Ruben Garces of Mets de Guaynabo was released after playing 15 games, he started playing very productive in the first 7 games he averaged 6.8 pts and 8.1 reb just playing 15 minutes a game, but his minutes were cut when his country man Jaime LLoreda was included in the roster, after that his numbers went down as 3.8 pts 5.0 reb and 0.5 blocks at the time he was realeased.
Anell Alexis of Marist in the NCCA finished with 3.7 pts and 1.3 reb in 11 games.
Derrick Bolanos of Bary University didn't played this season due to an injury but he is ready for this year as I was informed.
We still have 9 players active, Pinnock, Horne and LLoreda in Puerto Rico, Josimar Ayarsa in Venezuela, Michael HIcks in Italy, Gabriel Giron in Mexico, Issac St. Rose and Amir Alvarado in Costa Rica and Dangelo Vaughn in Guatemala.



2013 was a good year for Panamanians abroad. - by Robert OConnell

2013 was a productive year for the Panamanians abroad against all the odds. Panama doesn't have a professional league and was suspended by Fiba Americas due to internal problems in the Basketball federation. We have some statistics of the players that already finished their season.
Forbes Gary (201-G/F-85, college: Virginia) after been released by the Houston Rockets and picked up by the Zhejiang Guangsha Lions of China posted in 27 games 28.4 pts 7.8 reb and 4.6 ass. he was the 8th best scorer in the league and his team made the playoffs.
Antonio Garcia (203-F/C-76, college: Ky Wesleyan) of Panteras in Mexico finished with 11.1 pts 10.4 reb and 3.9 ass he was in the top three rebounders of the league and also made it to the Liga de la Americas with Pioneros de Quintana Roo-Cancun.
Dionisio Gomez Camargo (203-F-80, college: Arkansas) of Shiga Lakestars in Japan finished with 15.6 pts 9.2 reb and 2.0 ass, his team made the playoffs.
Leonardo Pomare (203-F-86, college: San Diego) of Kyoto Hannaryz in Japan finished with 11.8 pts 8.8 reb and 1.4 ass and his team came in third place of the league.
Jamaal Levy (206-C-83, college: Wake Forest) played in three teams in one year in Argentina, he played with Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda, Libertad Sunchales and Lanus Buenos Aires and he averaged 5.7 pts 5.8 reb and 1.5 ass. His team Lanus Buenos Aires was the runner up in the Liga de las Americas's tournament after losing the final to Penarol Mar del Plata
Jordan Henriquez (211-F-89) of Kansas St finished his senior year with 5.0 pts 5.0 reb and 1.9 blocks. HIs team was co-champion of the Big 12 Conference. He was on the best defensive team of the conference.
Joel Munoz (179-PG-80) of Paulistano/Unimed Sao Paolo in Brasil finished with 5.0 pts 2.2 reb and 1.6 ass. His team made it to the playoffs.
Levour Warren (196-SF-81, agency: SportsTalent, college: S.Carolina) of Sidigas Avellino in Italy just played 5 games due to a season ending injury and finished with 9.2 pts 3.4 reb and 1.2 ass.
Ruben Garces (206-C/F-73, college: Providence) of Mets de Guaynabo was released after playing 15 games, he started playing very productive in the first 7 games he averaged 6.8 pts and 8.1 reb just playing 15 minutes a game, but his minutes were cut when his country man Jose Lloreda (203-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: LSU) was included in the roster, after his minutes were cut to 5 minutes per game his numbers went down as 3.8 pts 5.0 reb and 0.5 blocks at the time he was realeased.
Anell Alexis (198-F-90) of Marist in the NCCA finished with 3.7 pts and 1.3 reb in 11 games.
Derrick Bolanos (183-G) of Bary University didn't played this season due to an injury and was directed by the doctor's team to rest for complete year as I was told. We still have 9 players active, Danilo Pinnock (196-G-83, college: G.Washington), Jamelle Horne (200-F-88, college: Arizona) and Jose Lloreda in Puerto Rico, Josimar Ayarza (205-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) in Venezuela, Michael Hicks (194-G/F-76, college: Texas A&M-CC) in Italy, Gabriel Giron (190-G-88) in Mexico, Isaac St.Rose (190-G/F-83, college: John Brown) and Amir Alvarado (198-F-84, college: Marshalltown CC) in Costa Rica and Dangelo Vaughn (192-F-80) in Guatemala.
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  POLAND   

DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG17.9 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.1 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Rothbart, Start G.14.3 
 9. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.3 
 10. Carter, Polpharma14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  AZS K.
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 2. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.8 
 5. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.6 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.7.5 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow7.0 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Mahalbasic, Assec.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom7.3 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil5.6 
 3. Koszarek, Stelm.5.5 
 4. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 5. Turner, Fos Ouest5.3 
 6. Jefferson, Kotwica4.7 
 7. Hodge, Stelmet ZG4.6 
 8. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 9. Skibniewski, Inter3.7 
 10. Brandwein, Energa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.5 
 2. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 3. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 4. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.7 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil1.7 
 6. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 7. Wise, Rosa Radom1.5 
 8. Henry, AZS Koszalin1.5 
 9. Trice, Energa C.1.4 
 10. Adams, Rosa Radom1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.7 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.6 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.2 
 6. Harris, AZS K.1.1 
 7. Rothbart, Start G.1.1 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.1.1 
 9. Mahalbasic, Asseco0.8 
 10. Alexander, Siarka0.8 


TBL Round 1 of Finals. Stelmet ZG steal road win - by Eurobasket News

FINAL
PGE Turow - Stelmet ZG 65-69

Stelmet Zielona Gora proved their highest ambitions stealing a road win over PGE Turow in the Finals opener. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But PGE Turow won fourth quarter 21-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Stelmet ZG made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Strangely PGE Turow outrebounded Stelmet ZG 42-29 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Oliver Stevic (204-84, agency: Beo Basket) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. The former international point guard Lukasz Koszarek (187-84) contributed with 12 points for the winners. The former international power forward Damian Kulig (206-87) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized French forward Aaron Cel (203-87) added 12 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for PGE Turow. PGE Turow's coach Miodrag Rajkovic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
PGE Turow: D.Kulig 16+8reb+1ast, A.Cel 12+10reb+1ast, R.Robinson 8+2reb+1ast, M.Chylinski 8+3reb+3ast, D.Micic 8, P.Stelmach 4+4reb+1ast
Stelmet ZG: O.Stevic 20+10reb+1ast, L.Koszarek 12+3reb+3ast, D.Borovnjak 9+2reb+2ast, M.Cesnauskis 8+2reb+3ast, W.Hodge 8+2reb+1ast, M.Sroka 7+1reb
gschID: 241250
3-4 Place
Anwil - AZS Koszalin 78-81

AZS Koszalin surprised Anwil on the road to take 1-0 lead in the consolation final series. Anwil was ahead by 10 points after three quarters before a 30-17 charge of AZS Koszalin, which allowed them to win the game. They outrebounded Anwil 36-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. American guard Sek Henry (193-87, college: Nebraska) stepped up and scored 29 points and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Darrell Harris (208-84, college: Rhode Island) chipped in 7 points, 16 rebounds and 4 blocks. At the losing side naturalized Bosnian forward Seid Hajric (203-83) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Tony Weeden (186-83, college: Chicago St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 20 points. Four Anwil players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Anwil: T.Weeden 20+1reb+1ast, S.Hajric 13+9reb+2ast, N.Jovanovic 10+1ast, M.Ginyard 10+3reb, A.Eitutavicius 10+4reb+4ast, M.Sokolowski 7+4reb+1ast
AZS Koszalin: S.Henry 29+2reb+6ast, L.Wisniewski 14+2reb+3ast, P.Leonczyk 10+7reb+1ast, B.Woloszyn 9, R.Jones 9+4reb+1ast, D.Harris 7+16reb+1ast
gschID: 241251



Szymon Lukasiak brings Silver from Portugal - by Eurobasket News

Szymon Lukasiak (208-C-87, agency: Promotex, college: Jacksonville) brings Silver from Portugal after a successful end of the season with Academica. Szymon Lukasiaks team reached the Finals, but lost the series to Benfica that repeated as the LPB champions.
They knocked down Academica in the fourth game of the title series tonight to celebrate the second straight title. LaceDarius Dunn fired 28 points to pace the Reds. Academica strongly started the game. The Coimbra team cleared off to a 24:12 lead after ten minutes. But the defending champions were able to turn the tables in the second term. Benfica went on a 25:11 run in the second quarter to secure a 37:35 halftime lead. Benfica started to get away in the third term. The visitors opened a 9-point lead at the final intermission. Benfica exploded with 31 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Frederick Gentry nailed 19 points, while Carlos Andrade added 17 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors. Arnette Hallman answered with 20 points for Academica. Joao Balseiro netted 14 points in the losing case, while Szymon Lukasiak scored 6 points and made 3 rebounds.



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  PORTUGAL   

Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Holt, Alges19.2 
 2. Almeida, Vitor.19.0 
 3. Loncovic, Barcelos18.5 
 4. Huggins, Lusitania18.3 
 5. Rapier, Sampaense17.1 
 6. Dunn, Benfica16.9 
 7. Balseiro, Academica16.5 
 8. Oliveira, Barcelos16.3 
 9. Smith, CAB Madeira16.1 
 10. Baker, Sampaense15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Holt, Alges11.8 
 2. Momplaisir, Lusita.10.6 
 3. Hallman, Academica10.2 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.9.5 
 5. Nevels, Lusitania9.3 
 6. Loncovic, Barcelos8.6 
 7. Cunha, Vitoria SC8.4 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense8.4 
 9. Gomes, Benfica7.9 
 10. Doliboa, Benfica7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense6.6 
 2. Fernandes, Acade.5.6 
 3. Sing, Sampaense5.4 
 4. Smith, CAB Madeira5.3 
 5. Swiggett, Vitor.4.5 
 6. Pires, Alges4.4 
 7. Fechas, Barcelos4.4 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense4.1 
 9. Rodrigues, Fisica3.8 
 10. Costa, CAB Madei.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense2.4 
 2. Coelho, Barcelos2.3 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.2.3 
 4. Loncovic, Barcelos2.3 
 5. Jackson, CAB M.2.0 
 6. Swiggett, Vitor.2.0 
 7. Hallman, Academica1.9 
 8. Freire, Fisica1.9 
 9. Andrade, Benfica1.9 
 10. Cunha, Vitoria SC1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLAISIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Momplaisir, Lusita.2.1 
 2. Nevels, Lusitania1.8 
 3. Lukasiak, Acade.1.1 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.1.1 
 5. Fonseca, Benfica1.0 
 6. Swetalla, Vitor.0.9 
 7. Rosario, Fisica0.9 
 8. Holt, Alges0.7 
 9. Evora, Benfica0.7 
 10. Gentry, Benfica0.7 


Benfica defend LPB title - by Eurobasket News

Academica - Benfica 77:91

Benfica repeated as the LPB champions. They knocked down Academica in the fourth game of the title series tonight to celebrate the second straight title. LaceDarius Dunn (193-G-87, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Baylor) fired 28 points to pace the Reds.
Academica strongly started the game. The Coimbra team cleared off to a 24:12 lead after ten minutes. But the defending champions were able to turn the tables in the second term. Benfica went on a 25:11 run in the second quarter to secure a 37:35 halftime lead. Benfica started to get away in the third term. The visitors opened a 9-point lead at the final intermission. Benfica exploded with 31 points in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Frederick Gentry (201-F-77, college: McNeese St.) nailed 19 points, while Carlos Andrade (197-F-78, college: Queens, NC) added 17 points and 8 rebounds for the visitors. Arnette Hallman (199-F-88) answered with 20 points for Academica. Joao Balseiro (192-F-87) netted 14 points in the losing case.

Academica: Arnette Hallman 20, Joao Balseiro 14
Benfica: LaceDarius Dunn 28, Frederick Gentry 19, Carlos Andrade 17



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

Eurobasket.com All-Proliga 1st Team 2013
Joao Reveles
Reveles
Joao Abreu
Abreu
Candido Sa
Sa
Nuno Marcal
Marcal
Nuno Cortez
Cortez

Player of the Year: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
Guard of the Year: Joao Abreu (179-G-83) of Oliveirense
Forward of the Year: Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket
Center of the Year: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
Newcomer of the Year: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
Most Improved Player of the Year: Andre Pereira (200-C-90) of Oliveirense
Import Player of the Year: Lamar Wright (191-G-85) of Angra
Domestic Player of the Year: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
Defensive Player of the Year: Tiago Raimundo (194-G/F-90) of Illiabum
Coach of the Year: Sergio Salvador of Oliveirense

1st Team
G: Joao Reveles (187-G-80) of Oliveirense
G: Joao Abreu (179-G-83) of Oliveirense
F/C: Candido Sa (202-F/C-92) of Benfica B
F: Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket
C: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense

2nd Team
G: Tiago Pinto (183-G-88) of Electrico FC
G: Pedro Tavares (182-G-83) of Maia Basket
G/F: Tiago Raimundo (194-G/F-90) of Illiabum
PF: Miguel Queiroz (202-PF-91) of Illiabum
F: Aylton Medeiros (194-F-88) of Electrico FC

Honorable Mention
Andre Pereira (200-C-90) of Oliveirense
Nuno Freitas (180-G-81) of Oliveirense
Renato Azevedo (186-G/F-91) of Oliveirense
Joao Lanzinha (188-G-89) of Electrico FC
Pedro Catarino (184-G-90) of Maia Basket
Paulo Diamantino (203-C-85) of Maia Basket
Joao Figueiredo (183-G-79) of Illiabum
Frederico Tavares (194-F-88) of Terceira
Lamar Wright (191-G-85) of Angra
Alvaro Pontes (190-F-85) of Angra
Chano Rashiduddin (208-C-88) of Terceira
Nuno Bizarro (192-F-80) of Sangalhos

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Joao Reveles (187-G-80) of Oliveirense
G: Joao Abreu (179-G-83) of Oliveirense
F/C: Candido Sa (202-F/C-92) of Benfica B
C: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
F: Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket

All-Defensive Team
G: Diogo Gameiro (184-G-95) of Benfica B
G: Pedro Tavares (182-G-83) of Maia Basket
G/F: Tiago Raimundo (194-G/F-90) of Illiabum
C: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
F: Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket

All-Newcomers Team
G: Lamar Wright (191-G-85) of Angra
G/F: Ricardo Rosa (193-G/F-92) of Benfica
G/F: Tiago Raimundo (194-G/F-90) of Illiabum
C: Nuno Cortez (205-C-82) of Oliveirense
F: Nuno Marcal (205-F-75) of Maia Basket



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 16-8 
 2. Santurce 16-9 
 3. Mayaguez 14-11 
 4. Quebradillas 14-11 
 5. Arecibo 13-11 
 6. Humacao 12-12 
 7. Guayama 11-13 
 8. Guaynabo 11-13 
 9. San German 8-16 
 10. Bayamon 7-18 

Regular Season: Round 29

May. 26: Santurce - Quebradillas 90-94 3OT
May. 26: Humacao - Mayaguez 87-86
May. 25: Ponce - Bayamon 87-78
May. 25: San German - Arecibo 77-80

Regular Season: Round 30

May. 27: Bayamon - San German
May. 28: Ponce - Arecibo
May. 28: Guayama - Quebradillas
May. 29: Guaynabo - Humacao
May. 29: Santurce - Bayamon


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Harris, Ponce20.1 
 2. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 3. Ayuso, Guaynabo18.9 
 4. Carmona, Humacao18.3 
 5. Shannon, Bayamon18.2 
 6. Brown, Humacao17.6 
 7. Vassallo, Arecibo17.1 
 8. Ramos, Arecibo16.6 
 9. Efejuku, Mayaguez16.1 
 10. Galindo, Santurce15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. Harris, Ponce10.9 
 2. Lloreda, Guaynabo10.6 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.7 
 4. Phillip, San German9.4 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 6. Shannon, Bayamon8.3 
 7. Harrellson, Guaya.8.2 
 8. Graterol, Arecibo8.2 
 9. Carmona, Humacao8.1 
 10. Williams, Santurce7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.3 
 2. Dentmon, Arecibo5.1 
 3. Clemente, Humacao5.1 
 4. Rivera, Ponce4.9 
 5. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 6. Coronado, Guayama3.9 
 7. Garcia, Quebradill.3.6 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 9. Guzman, Bayamon3.4 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 2. Coronado, Guayama2.2 
 3. Mojica, Bayamon1.6 
 4. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.6 
 5. Rodriguez, Guayama1.5 
 6. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 7. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
 8. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.2 
 9. Santiago, Ponce1.2 
 10. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Penn, Humacao2.1 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 6. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 7. Lee, Quebradillas1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Graterol, Arecibo1.0 
 10. Shannon, Bayamon0.9 



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Perry PETTY
  Trotamundos
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Petty, Trotamundos20.8 
 2. Darby, Rovinari20.7 
 3. Martinic, CSM B.20.3 
 4. Shepherd, CSM B.18.7 
 5. Horton, Timba Timi.18.3 
 6. Fisher, Dinamo B.18.2 
 7. Wisseh, Rovinari17.9 
 8. Barac, Pitesti17.8 
 9. Brown, Timba Timis.16.6 
 10. Jovanovic, Timiso.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-C-84)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Lee, CSU Sibiu10.2 
 2. Glynn, Timba Timis.9.3 
 3. Dragusin, Craiova8.3 
 4. Steffel, Rovinari7.7 
 5. Kinloch, Pitesti7.3 
 6. Darby, Rovinari7.2 
 7. Cuic, Targu Mures6.9 
 8. Johnson, Timisoara6.8 
 9. Carutasu, CSM B.6.8 
 10. Filip, Dinamo B.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.8 
 2. Dzambic, Craiova6.4 
 3. Wisseh, Rovinari5.8 
 4. Cuic, Targu Mures5.4 
 5. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 6. Martinic, CSM B.5.2 
 7. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.2 
 8. Petty, Trotamundos4.9 
 9. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.6 
 10. Bubalo, Miercure.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.2.9 
 2. Fisher, Dinamo B.2.1 
 3. Petty, Trotamundos2.1 
 4. Dixon, Dinamo B.2.1 
 5. Jones, Hub Jets2.0 
 6. Mitchell, Farul C.1.9 
 7. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 8. Wisseh, Rovinari1.8 
 9. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 10. Mandache, Gaz M.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Ionut DRAGUSIN
  Craiova
  (221-C-85)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dragusin, Craiova2.1 
 2. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.5 
 3. Adebayo, Targu M.1.4 
 4. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.3 
 5. Kickingstall., Tim.1.3 
 6. Barro, Targu Mures1.1 
 7. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 8. Kinloch, Pitesti1.1 
 9. Archie, Timisoara1.1 
 10. Morris, CSM B.0.9 


Male U14 National Cup Final - by Tiberiu Szabo

U14 tournament held in Bucharest on 22-26 May with the participation of 8 teams. During the 5 days have been played a lot of very exciting matches. In semifinals the following matches was played:
Mobitelco U Cluj - Dan Dacian Bucharest 58-77
LPS Tg Mures - ACS Magic Champions Bucharest 49-57
The final for 3 th place, was won by LPS Tg Mures with 71-70, against U Mobitelco Cluj team after a match played until the last second.
In the final was two teams from Bucharest, and was gained by Dan Dacian, score 76-40, against ACS Magic Champions
Final standings of the competition:
1.Dan Dacian
2.ACS Magic Champions
3.LPS Tg Mures
4.U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca
5.BC Olimpic Baia Mare
6 CN Aurel Vlaicu Bucuresti
7.BC Mures Tg Mures
8.BC Athletic Constanta



Niksa Bavcevic leave the forces of U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca - by Eurobasket News

Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ) leave the forces of U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. The Croatian specialist and the team part ways at the end of the season.
Last year Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ) left Split to take over Romanian squad U Mobitelco Cluj-Napoca. The Croatian specialist signed first a 2-year deal with the club. Bavcevic joined Split in January this year and helped them reach the Playoff Semifinals in Croatia. The team also played in Cup Semis. Bavcevic started the season with Jolly Jadranska Banka Sibenik, but they parted ways in November.
Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ) was not a new face in Romania and he already worked there. He was a Head Coach of Steaua Turabo Bucuresti in 2010/11 season. They reached Romanian Cup Finals and League Semis together. In 2009/10, Bavcevic coached Trogir and before that he worked with Roseto and Avtodor Saratov. From 2005 to 2007, he worked with Belgian Dexia Mons-Hainaut winning the Cup trophy with them (2006). From 1999 to 2005, Niksa Bavcevic (agency: Interperformances ) was Head Coach of Pepinster. In 2003, he was named Eurobasket Belgian League Coach of the Year.



Liga Nationala Round 4 of Finals: Ploiesti force the decider - by Eurobasket News

Ploiesti - Targu Mures 89-79 (2-2)

Ploiesti force the decider of the Liga Nationala Finals. The game was mostly controlled by Ploiesti. Targu Mures managed to win third quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ploiesti forced 20 Targu Mures turnovers and outrebounded them 32-21 including 21 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Catalin Burlacu (210-77, agency: Court Side) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 21 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Serbian power forward Vladimir Tica (208-81, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) for the winners. Serbian guard Andrija Ciric (199-80, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Lithuanian guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii) added 14 points and 5 assists in the effort for Targu Mures. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ploiesti: C.Burlacu 21+12reb+4ast, V.Tica 14+5reb, I.Timermanis 13+1reb, V.Stanescu 10+5reb+1ast, A.Mohammed 10+1reb+3ast, P.Miletic 10+3reb+3ast
Targu Mures: A.Ciric 20+5reb+3ast, B.Cuic 15+3reb+3ast, M.Ceskovic 14+2reb+2ast, V.Peciukas 14+4reb+5ast, O.Barro 7+2reb+1ast, D.Paltinisanu 6+2reb
gschID: 241864



CSU Craiova will keep LeVar Seals, Rade Dzambic and Andelko Mandic - by Eurobasket News

CSU Craiova will keep LeVar Seals (195-G-82, college: De Paul), Rade Dzambic (188-G-80, agency: TSS Management, college: NYIT) and Andelko Mandic for the next season.
LeVar Seals will enter his third season. Seals started 2010/11 season with Otopeni and in October moved to Sibiu. There with Sibiu he shined with 15.3 ppg, 5 rpg and 3.1 apg for 26 games. The American played for Otopeni also from January of 2009 to October of 2010. Before that, Seals was a member of U Mobitelco Cluj Napoca. He also has some experience from Poland. In 2008, he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League 1st Team. LeVar Seals is a product of De Paul University, where he graduated in 2005.
Rade Dzambic is a Serbian player who came to the team last year. In 2012-2013 for SCM CSU Craiova (Romania-Division A) he averaged high 15.8 points per game.
The Head Coach Andelko Mandic will also remain with the team.



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders - Superleague B

Points Per Game
 Steven BURTT
  Avtodor
  (185-G-84)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Burtt, Avtodor21.5 
 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.14.9 
 8. McGhee, Ural E.14.7 
 9. Komissarov, Volgo.14.2 
 10. Podkolzin, Novosy.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.7.6 
 4. Varlamov, AltajBas.7.1 
 5. Rollins, Trotamund.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: 5.7
 1. Burtt, Avtodor5.7 
 2. Glazunov, Ural E.5.6 
 3. Lekavicius, Univ.S.4.9 
 4. Tokarev, Novosybi.4.6 
 5. Chernov, AltajBas.4.5 
 6. Boyko, Volgograd4.4 
 7. Mateyunas, Ataman4.3 
 8. Urazmanov, Dynamo4.1 
 9. Anisimov, Novosybi.3.7 
 10. Vzdykhalkin, Rya.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, Avtodor2.0 
 5. Mateyunas, Ataman1.8 
 6. Glazunov, Ural E.1.7 
 7. Lekavicius, Univ.S.1.7 
 8. Zakharov, N.Nov.1.6 
 9. Bartunov, Ryazan1.6 
 10. Gladyshev, AltajB.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. Kondrashin, Sever.1.0 
 7. Varlamov, AltajBas.1.0 
 8. Gresev, Ruskon-M.1.0 
 9. Oveshkov, Planeta.0.9 
 10. Voron, Volgograd0.9 


VTB League: CSKA tied the Semifinal series - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - CSKA 72:74

CSKA snatched a tough road win over Khimky to level the series at 1-1. The Russian Champion grabbed a 74:72 win as the series move now to CSKA court.
The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Khimky won third quarter 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds. CSKA Moscow's coach Ettore Messina used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) produced 16 points and Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Khimky players scored in double figures.

Khimky: Vitaliy Fridzon 16, Paul Davis (211-C-84, college: Michigan St.) 15, Zoran Planinic 13, K.C. Rivers (196-G-87, college: Clemson) 13
CSKA: Vladimir Micov 16, Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) 15, Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87) 10, Viktor Khryapa 9, Jackson 9



Spartak St.Petersburg eyeing Josh Duncan - by Vladimir Lobanov

Spartak St.Petersburg are already planning next season and the club top brass are already working hard on building a new and strong team for next term.
According to sources from the club who talked with Eurobasket.com ,,Spartak are very interested in Hapoel Jerusalem's American power forward Josh Duncan (203-PF-86).
Duncan,who used to play with Spartak's Josh Carter (200-F-88, college: Texas A&M) at Israeli side Maccabi Ashdod has been tracked by the club in the last couple of months and according to club sources they are ready to make a move to the American:"Duncan is a player who we are looking at,but we will wait till end of the season and will discuss it".
Duncan has averaged 11.2ppg 7rpg in 5 Eurocup games this season and 15.1ppg 6.8rpg 1.5apg in 32 games in the Israeli league.
The player representative talked with Eurobasket.com :"Josh had a good season ,we have couple of offers from him,but we will wait and discuss it when he finishes his season with Jerusalem."



CSKA Moscow int talks with Vassilis Spanoulis - by Meidan Katsnelson

The Greek Guard will leave Olympiacos after three season.

According to the report, the Guard was bought in 2010 by Olympiakos from Panathinaikos transaction is valued from $ 13 million and his contract ends this summer, may be the largest consolidation of the CSKA next season, after remaining two years without a European title.

Greek 31-year-old who played one season in the NBA with Houston Rockets, recorded a season averages of 14.7 points per game, 5.5 assists and scored 22 points in the final big win Euroleague against Real Madrid. Spanoulis may find the transition challenging the Russian champion the last two years.


Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket)




source: sportnado





Ural wins Superleague 2012/2013 Finals - by Eurobasket News

Ural Ekaterinb. - Univ.Surgut 66-63 (3-1)

Ural wins Superleague 2012/2013 Finals. They won 66:63 against Univ.Surgut in Game 4 and won the series 3-1. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Universitet-Yugra won third quarter 18-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Aaron McGhee (203-79, college: Oklahoma) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import guard Chris Monroe (191-81, college: G.Washington) who added 12 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Anton Ageev (192-84) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and forward Aleksandr Savenkov (205-82) scored 7 points and 15 rebounds. Universitet-Yugra's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Ural Ekaterinb.: A.McGhee 21+7reb+1ast, C.Monroe 12+7reb+3ast, O.Baranov 11+4reb+1ast, D.Nikolaev 8+5reb+1ast, M.Tkachenko 8+7reb+3ast, A.Dedushkin 2+2reb
Univ.Surgut: A.Ageev 18+5reb+2ast, D.Hloponin 13+3reb+1ast, G.Zelenskiy 8+3reb+2ast, A.Miloserdov 7+5ast, A.Savenkov 7+15reb, L.Lekavicius 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 241863



Milos Teodosic injures shin, may be done for season - by Eurobasket News

Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) suffered a shin injury in todays VTB League semifinal clash versus Khimky. CSKA head coach Ettore Messina confirmed the seriousness of the injury and suggested it could be a season-ending injury for the Serbian guard. Milos Teodosic was among the key players for CSKA this season. The guard finished with 15 points and 1 assist in the victory over Khimky today. He tallied 10.2 points, 3.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in VTB League this season. Milos Teodosic also posted 12.2 points, 4.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game in PBL. The guard also notched 12.7 points, 4.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game in EuroLeague.


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  SOUTH AMERICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


LPB already has 6 candidates running for Champion of its 2013 season. - by Wolfgang Lucena

New York Monday, May 27, 2013. Trotamundos of Carabobo became the sixth qualified team for the 2013 LPB plays off; the blue express joined Marinos de Anzoategui, Cocodrilos de Caracas, Gaiteros del Zulia, Bucaneros de La Guaira, and Gigantes de Guayana for this matter.
Although both Marinos and Cocodrilos dominated the qualifying round of the 2013 LPB season, those six qualifiers are going to be facing once again starting next week in which all shall have a new beginning; what ever happened during the first round is gone. Every team has a few days to rectify, change strategy, keep going with the same one or do anything in the book to have that second chance to become champion of the 2013 season of the Professional Basketball League of Venezuela - one of the best professional basketball leagues of the American continent.



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  SOUTH KOREA   


Korean NT 16 men roster for Asian Basketball Championship - by JungHwan Seo



Korean Basketball Association announced men's senior team 16 men roster for Asian Basketball Championship.

Coach Yoo JaeHak selected 16 players including KBL regular season MVP Kim Sung-hyung and KBL Finals MVP Yang Dong-geun. Park Chan-hee and Yoon Ho-young came from Korean military team as known as Sangmu. Coach Yoo will narrow roster to 12 before the competition begins.

This team has five college top players like Kim Jong-kyu, Lee Jong-hyun and Kim Min-gu. There are two ethnic Korean players Lee Seung-jun as known as Eric Sandrin and Moon Tae-young as known as Gregory Stevenson. Only one half Korean can play for the country at ABC 2013 in Manila.

< Korean NT 16 men roster for Asian Basketball Championship>

Guards: Kim Sung-hyung, Yang Dong-geun. Park Chan-hee, Kim Min-gu, Kin Tae-sool

Forwards: Moon Tae-young, Lee Seung-jun, Cho Sung-min, Ki Seung-ho, Yoon Ho-young, Moon Seong-gon

Centers: Kim Joo-sung, Choi Boo-kyung, Kim Jong-kyu, Lee Jong-hyun, Lee Seung-hyun




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  SPAIN   

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Carl ENGLISH
  Asefa E.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. English, Asefa E.17.2 
 2. Doellman, Valencia16.0 
 3. Feldeine, Mad-Croc15.9 
 4. Martin, Blancos15.6 
 5. DeVries, Assignia.15.4 
 6. Gabriel, Asefa E.14.9 
 7. Toolson, G.Canari.14.1 
 8. Vasiliadis, Gescr.13.9 
 9. Fisher, FIATC J.13.8 
 10. Nocioni, Caja Lab.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nacho MARTIN
  Blancos .
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Martin, Blancos7.1 
 2. Hunter, Blancos6.8 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.5 
 4. Nelson, G.Canari.6.4 
 5. Lewis, UCAM M.6.2 
 6. Kurz, Mad-Croc6.1 
 7. Donaldson, CB Cana.6.0 
 8. Kendall, Blusens M.5.9 
 9. Norel, CAI Zaragoza5.9 
 10. Gaffney, FIATC J.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Bluse.
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rodriguez, Bluse.5.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Assigni.5.3 
 3. Renfroe, Brose B.4.5 
 4. Satoransky, Cajasol4.2 
 5. Uriz, CB Canarias4.1 
 6. Markovic, Valencia3.9 
 7. Rodriguez, Real M.3.9 
 8. Heurtel, Caja L.3.6 
 9. Huertas, FCB Regal3.6 
 10. Zisis, Gescrap BB3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin DOELLMAN
  Valencia
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Doellman, Valencia2.0 
 2. Kirksay, Asefa E.1.7 
 3. Aguilar, CAI Z.1.7 
 4. Finley, Lagun A.1.6 
 5. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.6 
 6. Markovic, Valencia1.5 
 7. Rost, CB Canarias1.5 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 9. Uriz, CB Canarias1.3 
 10. Hanga, Assignia M.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Mad-Croc
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kurz, Mad-Croc1.5 
 2. Mejri, Blusens M.1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, Lagun A.1.5 
 4. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.3 
 5. Vazquez, Unicaja1.3 
 6. Hunter, Blancos1.1 
 7. Nogueira, Asefa E.1.1 
 8. Sene, Mad-Croc1.1 
 9. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 
 10. Tomic, FCB Regal1.0 


Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Anthony WINCHESTER
  San G.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Winchester, San G.15.9 
 2. Sanchez, Melilla15.6 
 3. Starosta, Plana.15.5 
 4. Barbour, Ourense15.3 
 5. Blanch, Andorra15.1 
 6. Zengotitaben., Cor.14.7 
 7. Hezonja, FCB Regal14.5 
 8. Samuels, Lobe H.14.3 
 9. Ruiz de Gala., Cla.14.1 
 10. Otegui, Palencia14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ondrej STAROSTA
  Plana.
  (215-C-79)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Starosta, Plana.9.8 
 2. Wachsmann, Melilla9.0 
 3. Sikma, A.Ford B.8.1 
 4. Diouf, Breogan8.0 
 5. Samuels, Lobe H.7.6 
 6. Hernandez-S., Cor.7.2 
 7. Ogide, Ourense7.0 
 8. McDermott, Palen.6.9 
 9. Otegui, Palencia6.7 
 10. Kale, Coruna6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel PEREZ
  Andorra
  (188-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Perez, Andorra5.2 
 2. Uriz, Clavijo5.0 
 3. Rodriguez, Forca L.4.7 
 4. Marco, Melilla4.5 
 5. Lopez, A.Ford B.4.3 
 6. Forcada, Palencia4.1 
 7. Creus, Assignia M.3.3 
 8. Aguilar, A.Ford B.3.2 
 9. Schreiner, Andorra3.1 
 10. Perez, FCB Regal3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mario HEZONJA
  FCB Regal
  (201-G/F-95)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Hezonja, FCB Regal1.9 
 2. Sikma, A.Ford B.1.9 
 3. Blanch, Andorra1.8 
 4. Lopez, A.Ford B.1.7 
 5. Perez, Andorra1.7 
 6. Toledo, A.Ford B.1.7 
 7. Otegui, Palencia1.7 
 8. Samuels, Lobe H.1.7 
 9. Uriz, Clavijo1.7 
 10. Xavier, A.Ford B.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Breogan
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Diouf, Breogan1.9 
 2. Mbaye, FCB Regal1.1 
 3. Hernandez-S., Cor.1.1 
 4. Flis, Andorra1.1 
 5. Samuels, Lobe H.1.1 
 6. Starosta, Plana.1.0 
 7. Sikma, A.Ford B.0.9 
 8. Leonavicius, Breog.0.8 
 9. Gatell, Lobe Hues.0.7 
 10. Coppenrath, Luce.0.7 


LEB Gold Round 2 of Finals. Lucentum race to the first win - by Eurobasket News

Andorra - Lucentum 69-91

Lucentum cruised past River Andorra on the road to even the series. The game was mostly controlled by Meridiano Alicante. River Andorra managed to win third quarter 22-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Meridiano Alicante made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Point guard Albert Sabat (187-85) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points. Guard Rafael Huertas (189-84, agency: Court Side) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Five Meridiano Alicante players scored in double figures. Forward Marc Blanch (194-82) replied with 23 points and 9 rebounds and naturalized Russian power forward Dmitry Flis (203-84) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for River Andorra. 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:
Andorra: M.Blanch 23+9reb+2ast, D.Flis 12+6reb+2ast, D.Wright 10+5reb+1ast, A.Moncasi 9+5reb, T.Schreiner 6+3reb+3ast, P.Sanchez 5+3reb+2ast
Lucentum: A.Sabat 21+2ast, R.Huertas 16+3reb+2ast, S.Green 14+5reb+1ast, A.Llorca 11+8reb, G.Rejon 10+8reb+2ast, T.Coppenrath 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 241841



Unicaja close to signing with Joan Plaza - by Eurobasket News

All indicates that Joan Plaza will be the new head coach of Unicaja Malaga. The Spanish specialist is under the contract with Zalgiris at the moment. He led the team into VTB League semifinals where they face Lokomotiv Kuban. Joan Plaza have already celebrated LKL title with the Kaunas team earlier this season. He was named All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year. Joan Plaza worked at the LKL All-Star Game. Last four seasons Joan Plaza worked with Cajasol Sevilla. He led the team into the EuroCup Final in 2011. Previously Plaza guided Real Madrid. He won the ACB championship in 2007. Joan Plaza also claimed ULEB Cup title the same season. He was trumped All-ULEB Cup Coach of the Year in 2007. Joan Plaza , if appointed, will replace Jasmin Repesa .


ACB Round 2 of Quarter-Finals. Real Madrid advance into semifinal stage - by Eurobasket News

Gescrap BB - FCB Regal 90-89

Gescrap Bilbao withheld a massive second half rally from FCB Regal to snatch a vital home win in the second game of the series. Regal FC Barcelona trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 34-24 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 89-90 at the end of the game. Gescrap BB made 25-of-26 free shots (96.2 percent) during the game. Regal FC Barcelona was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) who scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Roger Grimau (196-79, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Brazilian-Italian point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports) produced 19 points and Slovenian power forward Erazem Lorbek (209-84, college: Michigan St.) added 20 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Regal FC Barcelona's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total twelve players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
FCB Regal: E.Lorbek 20+5reb, J.Carlos Navarro 19+1ast, M.Huertas 19+4reb+3ast, A.Tomic 12+5reb+4ast, V.Sada 7+4reb, X.Rabaseda 4+2reb
Gescrap BB: L.Hamilton 19+5reb+1ast, A.Mumbru 15+2reb+2ast, R.Grimau 15+5reb+2ast, K.Vasiliadis 13+6reb+1ast, R.Lopez 8+2reb+2ast, A.Hervelle 6+2reb
gschID: 241303


G.Canaria 2014 - Caja Laboral 83-78 OT

Gran Canaria overcame Caja Laboral in overtime and forced the decisive third game in the series in Vitoria. Caja Laboral was ahead by 4 points after three quarters before a 20-16 charge of G.Canaria 2014, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 16-11. 26 personal fouls committed by Caja Laboral helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Ryan Toolson (193-85, college: Utah Valley) notched 17 points to lead the effort and American-Azerbaijani power forward Spencer Nelson (202-80, college: Utah St.) supported him with 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. G.Canaria 2014's coach Pedro Martinez allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Even a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds by Italian-Argentinian Andres Nocioni (199-79) did not help to save the game for Caja Laboral. Serbian power forward Nemanja Bjelica (209-88, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. Five G.Canaria 2014 and four Caja Laboral players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Caja Laboral: A.Nocioni 13+12reb, N.Bjelica 12+6reb+2ast, F.San Emeterio 11+2reb+1ast, T.Pleiss 10+2reb+1ast, M.Bjelica 10+7reb, M.Lampe 8+2reb+1ast
G.Canaria 2014: R.Toolson 17+4reb+2ast, T.Bellas 15+4ast, B.Newley 13+6reb+1ast, S.Nelson 11+6reb+4ast, E.Baez 10+8reb, J.Beiran 8+1reb
gschID: 241302


CAI Zaragoza - Valencia 122-120 OT

CAI Zaragoza shot down Valencia in a wild clash tonight to even the series at 1-1. Valencia Basket was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 30-21 charge of CAI Zaragoza, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 32-30. CAI Zaragoza made 35-of-41 free shots (85.4 percent) during the game, while Valencia Basket only scored eighteen points from the stripe. CAI Zaragoza forced 19 Valencia Basket turnovers. Valencia Basket was plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was American guard Michael Roll (196-87, college: UCLA) who scored 19 points and 4 assists. Belgian point guard Sam Van Rossom (188-86) chipped in 18 points (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). American forward Justin Doellman (206-85, college: Xavier, agency: Beo Basket) produced 29 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Pau Ribas (193-87) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for the guests. Five CAI Zaragoza and four Valencia Basket players scored in double figures. Valencia Basket's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Valencia: J.Doellman 29+9reb+1ast, P.Ribas 21+2reb+4ast, V.Faverani 16+3reb+2ast, R.Martinez 14+5reb+3ast, B.Dubljevic 11+3reb, T.Kelati 9+1reb+2ast
CAI Zaragoza: M.Roll 19+3reb+4ast, S.Van Rossom 18+4reb+3ast, J.Jones 17+7reb, D.Rudez 15+1reb+2ast, P.Llompart 14+1reb+6ast, J.Stefansson 14+3reb
gschID: 241301


Blusens M. - Real Madrid 58-74

Real Madrid eased past Blusens Monbus for the second win in a row and became the first ACB semifinalists. The game was mostly controlled by Real Madrid. Blusens Monbus was better in second period 23-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Blusens Monbus 33-20 including 20 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American-Azerbaijani guard Jaycee Carroll (188-83, agency: Priority Sports) who scored 25 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). International Sergio Llull (192-87) chipped in 16 points. Forward Alberto Corbacho (201-84) produced 11 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Robbie Hummel (203-89, college: Purdue, agency: Priority Sports) added 10 points respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Blusens M.: A.Corbacho 11+5reb, R.Hummel 10+3reb+1ast, L.Kendall 9, S.Mejri 8+5reb, O.Junyent 6+1reb, A.Rodriguez 5+4ast
Real Madrid: J.Carroll 25+4reb, S.Llull 16+4reb+2ast, M.Begic 8+1reb, F.Reyes 8+5reb, R.Fernandez 7+3reb+1ast, S.Rodriguez 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 241300



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  TRBL   

TRBL standings

TRBL Standings
Eastern Conference
 1. Cary Invasion 10-0 
 2. Big Texas 6-2 
 3. Fayetteville C. 6-3 
 4. Wilmington SD 2-7 
 5. Nighthawks 1-7 
 6. Bull City L. 0-1 
Western Conference
 1. PT Players 8-0 
 2. HoopForLyfe 4-4 
 3. Greensboro C. 4-5 
 4. Queen City E. 3-6 
 5. Carolina G. 1-9 
 6. SC Allstars 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 9

May. 26: Cary Invasion - Carolina G. 164-127
May. 24: HoopForLyfe - Queen City E. 117-106
May. 25: Greensboro C. - PT Players 114-160
May. 26: Johnston County - Big Texas 114-128
May. 26: Queen City E. - Greensboro C. 114-119
May. 26: HoopForLyfe - Wilmington SD 107-100

Regular Season: Round 10

May. 31: PT Players - Queen City E.
Jun. 1: Big Texas - Wilmington SD
Jun. 1: Carolina G. - PT Players
Jun. 2: Big Texas - Fayetteville C.
Jun. 2: Hub City L. - Queen City E.
Jun. 2: Cary Invasion - Greensboro C.


HoopForLyfe Helps Playoff Chances With Win - by Eurobasket News

Concord, NC: HoopForLyfe squared off with Queen City on Friday night in a Western Conference match-up that held major playoff implications and helped them move one step closer to a possible playoff birth. Both teams started the game off at a fast pace as the teams combined for seven steals early in the first quarter before both teams settled down. Corey Farmer hit back to back three pointers to help Hoopforlyfe to a 34-30 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw HoopForLyfe go to inside at will, scoring 29 of their 38 points in the quarter in the paint and also added 13 rebounds between Josh Gross, Jamal Durham, Terrance Hunter, and Mark Carson (6'6''-F-87, college: RIT). This helped push the lead to 72-58 at the half.

The second half did not start well for Queen City as HoopForlyfe took a 89-60 lead and looked as if they would run away with the game before Queen City closed the last seven minutes on a 26-6 run to cut the game to 95-86 thanks to tough defense and a +11 rebounding margin in the quarter. The final period was ripe for a photo finish but there would not be one. Anthony Brown (6'4''-G/F) scored 10 fourth quarter points to put Queen City in position to steal the game but they could never get any closer than eight and HoopforLyfe where able to hold on for the win and move into a tie for second place with the Greensboro Cobras.

Josh Gross led the way for HoopForLyfe with a game high 27 points while Mark Carson finished with 21 points and nine rebounds. Jamal Durham notched the team's only double-double with 13 points and 11 assists. Anthony Brown scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds for Queen City and Ramar Cutherbertson chipped in 20 points of his own. Marshonn Farrior, after sitting the entire first half, scored 14 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in the second half. Queen City Express will travel to Greensboro on Sunday in an attempt to avenge an earlier defeat and to put themselves right back into playoff contention at 4:00pm. HoopForLyfe also travels on Sunday to Wilmington in another key match-up as they try to keep the pressure on Greensboro and Queen City.
Courtesy of: https://www.scoretrax.com



HoopForLyfe Outlasts the Wilmington Sea Dawgs 107-100 - by Eurobasket News

Wilmington, NC: A seesaw fourth quarter down the stretch that saw the lead change hands several times ended with a Wilmington Sea Dawgs loss to the visiting Team HoopForLyfe by the score of 107-100 in Sunday evening Tobacco Road Basketball League action at Blizzard Athletics.

The first quarter saw aggressive defense by HoopForLyfe, putting pressure on Sea Dawg point guard Zach Herrmann as he brought the ball into the front court. However, strong rebounding by Kelvin Brown (6'7''-F-82, college: Murray St.) and Mike Gibbs (6'9''-C-77) helped Wilmington keep pace, so that after one HoopForLyfe held only a slim 3 point lead, 31-28

While strong Wilmington rebounding continued, their passing was hit and miss with several interceptions leading to HoopForLyfe points. Team HoopForLyfe was also helped by two unfortunately timed technical fouls on the Sea Dawgs. When the dust settled and the smoke cleared, Team HoopForLyfe was up at the half 56-48.

HoopForLyfe continued with strong defense and continued to get points off that defense, pushing the lead out to as many as 14. However the Sea Dawgs countered with opportunistic defense of their own. Offense from Brett Blizzard off HoopForLyfe miscues got the lead down to as little as four. However, HoopForLyfe continued to run and gun off Sea Dawg misses, finishing the quarter with a 79-72 lead.

The Sea Dawgs attacked the paint to start the fourth quarter, drawing HoopForLyfe fouls and getting themselves into the bonus early. That coupled with tightened defense got Wilmington back into the game, with the lead going back and fourth until a couple solid defensive stands by HoopForLyfe closed the door.

The Sea Dawgs will finish their home slate Saturday, June 1st, as they host a return match against Big Texas at Blizzard Athletics. The game starts at 7:00 PM.
Courtesy of: https://www.scoretrax.com



Players Bite Cobras, Moore Records Triple-Double - by Eurobasket News

Ft. Mill, SC: The PrimeTime Players won again on Saturday evening, defeating the Greensboro Cobras 160-114. The win pushed the Players record to 8-0 on the season and all but locked up a playoff spot for the defending champions. Greensboro, without leading scorer Norman Carter who is out indefinitely with an injured wrist, came out strong in the first quarter, exchanging baskets with PrimeTime for most of the period behind 11 points and seven rebounds from Zeke Mayes. A short burst of scoring before the first intermission from the Players stretched the lead to six but it looked as though this game might be neck-and-neck throughout.

PrimeTime quickly put those thoughts to rest at the beginning of the second quarter, stretching the lead out to double digits within the first minute. After an 8-0 run forced a Greensboro time out, the Players continued to pile it on behind a monster effort from Sean Barnette, playing in his first TRBL game. Barnette notched 18 of the teams 39 second quarter points and the route was on as the teams headed into the half with PrimeTime on top 72-53. The second half held much of the same, as the Players continued to fill up the basket by scoring 48 and 40 points in the final two periods respectively. Chris Moore (6'2''-G-86, college: Charleston So.) methodically picked apart the Greensboro defense in the second half, filling up the stat sheet on his way to the first PrimeTime Players triple-double in TRBL play. Moore finished with 28 points, 13 assists, and 11 rebounds in an effort that will certainly keep his name atop the MVP conversation as the season heads into the home stretch. Greensboros Mayes battled through some foul trouble in the third quarter and was the source of most of the offense for the Cobras throughout the game, finishing with 33 points and 16 rebounds.

Barnette finished with a game-high 35 points and pulled down 12 rebounds. Malaciah Jones tallied yet another double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds while Donald Rutherford followed up an impressive debut with a double-double of his own, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Brian Mobley scored 24 points, James Dillard had 21, and Vic Street had nine points and 10 assists for the Players.Kenard Moore had 20 points for the Cobras in the losing effort while Jeremy James chipped in 18.The PrimeTime Players shot 59% from the field on the night and out-rebounded the Cobras by a margin of 60-38. The Players also shot 38 free throws compared to just five for Greensboro, making 27. Greensboro will travel home to face Queen City tomorrow while the PrimeTime Players will be off until next weekends double-header which starts Friday night in Concord against the same Queen City team.
Courtesy of: https://www.scoretrax.com



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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.18.5 
 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, Karsiyaka15.1 
 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.7.0 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.5 
 9. Dagli, Galatasaray6.3 
 10. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.1 
 2. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 3. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 4. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.7 
 5. Theodore, Antalya4.7 
 6. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.5 
 7. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.4 
 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. Theodore, Antalya1.7 
 3. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 4. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.6 
 5. Markoishvili, Gala.1.6 
 6. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu1.5 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 9. Lewis, Antalya1.3 
 10. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.6 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.2 
 4. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 5. Elonu, Tofas1.0 
 6. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 7. Prince, Mersin0.8 
 8. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 
 9. Aminu, Karsiyaka0.8 
 10. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 


Anadolu Efes and Galatasaray win the Semifinals openers - by Eurobasket News

Anadolu Efes - Banvit BK 72-70 (1-0)

Banvit BK was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 20-16 charge of Anadolu Efes, which allowed them to win the game. International Kerem Gonlum (208-77) fired 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Serbian Dusko Savanovic (204-83, agency: Beo Basket) chipped in 15 points. Anadolu Efes' coach Oktay Mahmudi used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) produced 16 points and American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four Banvit BK players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: K.Gonlum 17+8reb+1ast, D.Savanovic 15+2reb+1ast, B.Batuk 8+2reb, D.Balbay 7+2reb+1ast, J.Lukas Gordon 7+3reb+3ast, E.Kuqo 6+5reb+2ast
Banvit BK: S.Mejia 16+3reb+3ast, C.Davis 13+5reb+4ast, K.Simmons 12+4reb+2ast, V.Stimac 11+9reb+1ast, K.Bajramovic 8+4reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 7+1ast
gschID: 241823


Galatasaray - Karsiyaka 70-54 (1-0)

The game was mostly controlled by Galatasaray. Karsiyaka was better in second period 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points. Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. American point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: Beo Basket) answered with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Nigerian center Alade Aminu (210-87, college: Georgia Tech) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Karsiyaka. Karsiyaka's coach Ufuk Sarica rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: J.Gordon 16+4reb+1ast, C.Arroyo 14+3reb+3ast, M.Markoishvili 11+3reb+2ast, B.Ndong 10+9reb, M.Macvan 7+5reb+1ast, E.Dagli 5+6reb+5ast
Karsiyaka: B.Dixon 14+5reb+4ast, J.Diebler 11+4reb+1ast, A.Aminu 10+9reb, C.Topaloglu 5, W.Thomas 4+3reb, E.Buker 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 241822



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  UBA   

URBL Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jermaine BARNES
  (194-G/F-82)
  Avg: 27
 1. Barnes, GIE M.27.0 
 2. Vanlandingha., S.G.25.3 
 3. Antoine, Georgia S.25.3 
 4. Bowdy, N.Texas F.23.3 
 5. Tairu, Kavala23.0 
 6. Sloan, Atlanta T.23.0 
 7. Ravenel, GIE M.22.6 
 8. Brown, S.Generals21.3 
 9. Allen, Georgia P.21.1 
 10. Morris, Houston E.20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terence MORRIS
  (208-F-79)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Morris, Houston E.13.7 
 2. Ravenel, GIE M.12.7 
 3. Kelly, GIE M.11.9 
 4. Rogers, Georgia P.11.3 
 5. Abraham, Once C.10.4 
 6. Moultrie, GIE M.10.4 
 7. Morton, Georgia P.10.4 
 8. Bowdy, N.Texas F.10.2 
 9. Chase, 25 de Agos.10.2 
 10. Briggs, Cleveland10.1 
Assists Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Bray, Georgia P.11.8 
 2. Barnes, GIE M.6.9 
 3. Jefferson, Ohio H.6.6 
 4. Burrell, GIE M.6.5 
 5. De La Cruz, S.Gen.6.4 
 6. Belton, S.Generals6.3 
 7. Morris, Houston E.6.3 
 8. Mardis, Houston E.6.1 
 9. Ragsdale, GIE M.5.9 
 10. Okada, Team Japan5.8 
Steals Per Game
 DeAndre BRAY
  (168-G-85)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Bray, Georgia P.4.1 
 2. Humphrey, GIE M.4.0 
 3. Lusane, Georgia P.3.1 
 4. Williams, GIE M.2.3 
 5. Tairu, Kavala2.2 
 6. Antoine, Georgia S.2.1 
 7. Barnes, GIE M.2.0 
 8. Brown, Houston E.1.9 
 9. Williams, Atlanta1.9 
 10. Sowers, Ohio H.G.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Terence MORRIS
  (208-F-79)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Morris, Houston E.4.7 
 2. Morton, Georgia P.3.8 
 3. Eichelberger, Geor.3.8 
 4. Bryant, Dallas G.3.7 
 5. Rogers, Georgia P.3.3 
 6. Moultrie, GIE M.2.8 
 7. Abraham, Once C.2.4 
 8. Works, Dallas G.2.2 
 9. Johnson, Texas C.2.1 
 10. Woodyard, Dallas2.0 


GIE Maile Matrix clinch UBA title - by Eurobasket News

Georgia Prime - GIE Maile Matrix 88:104

GIE Maile Matrix celebrated the UBA 2012/13 title. They outgunned the Georgia Prime at the Philips Arena on Sunday. Brian Moultrie (6'6''-C/F-87, college: Armstr.Atlantic) stepped up with 34 points and 15 boards to pace the Matrix to the trophy.
The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first half. The Prime eked out a 23:22 lead after the starting quarter. They ensured a 46:44 halftime lead. But things changed drastically in the second part of the clash. The Matrix went off the dressing room all charged up. They poured in 27 points in the third quarter to gain a 4-point advantage before the fourth period. GIE Maile Matrix exploded with 33 points in the final stanza and sealed the winning outcome. Evan Ravenel (6'8''-F-89, college: Ohio St.) finished with 22 points and 13 boards, while Quin Humphrey (6'5''-G/F-84, college: Youngstown St.) added 16 points for the winners. Derrick Allen (6'5''-G/F-85, college: Valdosta St.) responded with 18 points for the Prime. Mike Crain (6'2''-G-84, agency: Dynasty Sports, college: Valdosta St.) and Jon Rogers (6'9''-C-84, college: Valdosta St.) had 16 points each in the losing effort.

Georgia Prime: Derrick Allen 18, Mike Crain 16, Jon Rogers 16
GIE Maile Matrix: Brian Moultrie 34+15 boards, Evan Ravenel 22+13 boards, Quin Humphrey 16



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  UKRAINE   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Randy CULPEPPER
  Fe.
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Culpepper, Fe.21.6 
 2. Dykes, Hoverla17.5 
 3. Greer, Azovmash17.2 
 4. Goods, Hapoel T-A17.2 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy16.9 
 6. Vukosavljevi., Hal.16.5 
 7. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.1 
 8. Songaila, BC Do.15.9 
 9. Mitchell, Halychyna15.8 
 10. Pearson, Hoverla15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladan VUKOSAVLJEVIC
  Halych.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Vukosavljevi., Hal.10.5 
 2. Moore, Fe.9.0 
 3. Jones, Albacomp8.5 
 4. Wiggins, DniproAzot8.0 
 5. Eziukwu, Panele.7.9 
 6. Muldrow, Pieno Z.7.6 
 7. Fischer, BC Donet.7.4 
 8. Korniyenko, Dnipro7.2 
 9. Lyons, Budivelnyk6.9 
 10. Harris, Azovmash6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lynn GREER
  Azovmash
  (186-PG-79)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Greer, Azovmash7.1 
 2. Low, Dnipro6.9 
 3. Florence, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Lawrence, Hoverla6.2 
 5. Deane, Khimik6.0 
 6. Zimmerman, Neckar5.8 
 7. Perkins, Olympiacos5.4 
 8. Mitchell, Halychyna5.2 
 9. Adams, Orleans5.1 
 10. Culpepper, Fe.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 James FLORENCE
  Szolnok
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Florence, Szolnok2.0 
 2. Adams, Orleans1.9 
 3. Chappell, Fe.1.9 
 4. Shavies, Mykolaiv1.9 
 5. Zimmerman, Neckar1.8 
 6. Frazier, Kryvbasb.1.8 
 7. Culpepper, Fe.1.8 
 8. Dykes, Hoverla1.6 
 9. Low, Dnipro1.6 
 10. Brazelton, Petroc.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Pieno Z.
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Muldrow, Pieno Z.3.1 
 2. Fischer, BC Donet.1.9 
 3. Eziukwu, Panele.1.8 
 4. Goodridge, Yesilgi.1.6 
 5. Korniyenko, Dnipro1.6 
 6. Balashov, BC Odes.1.3 
 7. Gumeniuk, Mykolaiv1.3 
 8. Hunter, Cherkasy1.3 
 9. Fesenko, BC Donet.1.3 
 10. Raduljica, Azovm.1.1 


Serhiy Lishchuk selected the top Ukrainian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

Traditionally, every week we bring you a list of the top performances of Ukrainians who are currently playing abroad.

Serhiy Lishchuk
Serhiy Lishchuk
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Serhiy Lishchuk (210-82, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain). Lishchuk contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Assignia Manresa (6-28) crushing them 90-59 in the Spanish ACB last Sunday. He recorded 10 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Valencia Basket (22-12) is placed fourth in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Lishchuk's fourth season with the team. This year Lishchuk averages: 6.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 56.8%(63-111) and FT: 76.1%. He played for the Ukrainian senior national team two years ago.

Steven Burtt
Steven Burtt
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Steven Burtt (185-84, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Iona, currently plays in Russia). Burtt led Avtodor to a victory over the closely-ranked Ataman (16-12) 99-91 in the Russian Superleague (second division) on Tuesday night. He was MVP of the game. Burtt recorded 39 points (!!!), 5 assists and 4 steals in 33 minutes. Avtodor Saratov (16-12) is placed sixth in the Superleague. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Burtt is ranked first on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best passers (first place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Burtt averages: 21.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 5.7apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 53.2%, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 74.8% in the 21 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Burtt is in the roster of the Ukrainian senior national team. He used to play for Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye in Ukrainian league.

Maksym Ozhegov
Maksym Ozhegov
   #3. The Ukrainian player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international guard Maksym Ozhegov (190-90, currently plays in Belarus). Ozhegov contributed to a 2-point Sozh Gomel's victory against the third-ranked Svisloch (13-17) 88-86 in the Belarusian Premier League in Saturday night's game. He scored 14 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Championship. BK Sozh Gomel (20-10) is placed second. Ozhegov's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 1.7rpg, 2FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 30.6% and FT: 71.0%. He played for the Ukrainian U20 national team three years ago.

Maks Adam Konate
Maks Adam Konate
   #4. Forward Maks Adam Konate (200-91, currently plays in Belarus) faced previously mentioned Maksym Ozhegov in the Belarusian Premier League last game. Konate, who plays in the Belarusian Premier League could not help Svisloch (13-17) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the third-placed Svisloch was edged 88-86 at home by the second-ranked Sozh Gomel in the Championship group. Konate scored 13 points. Konate is currently third on the list of top scorers and also on the list of best rebounders (first place). This season he has very high stats. Konate averages: 18.0ppg, 11.5rpg, 1.5apg and 2.0spg. He used to play for the Ukrainian U20 national team back in 2010.

Dmytro Khodov
Dmytro Khodov
   #5. Former University international forward Dmytro Khodov (203-87, currently plays in Belarus) is a teammate of previously mentioned Maksym Ozhegov and both played together in the last Belarusian Premier League game. Khodov contributed to a 2-point Sozh Gomel's victory against the third-ranked Svisloch (13-17) 88-86. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Khodov has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.2apg in the 26 games. He used to play for the Ukrainian university national team two years ago.

Pavel Agapov
Pavel Agapov
   #6. An experienced guard Pavel Agapov (198-79, currently plays in Russia) was not able to help Ataman (16-12) in their game against Avtodor (16-12) in the Russian Superleague (second division). Despite his good performance last Saturday Agapov was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Agapov's overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg and 3.1rpg. He is a former university international player as he played for the Ukrainian team ten years ago.

Sergii Gladyr
Sergii Gladyr
   #7. International shooting guard Sergii Gladyr (196-88, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada in a victory against the closely-ranked Cajasol (12-22) 76-68 in the Spanish ACB on Sunday night. Gladyr recorded only 3 points in 14 minutes. Mad-Croc Fuenlabrada (12-22) is placed 14th in the ACB. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. The Regular Season already ended. It's Gladyr's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1spg in the 26 games. Gladyr is also Ukrainian national team player.

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

   #1. Sergei Dadukin (198-F-83, currently plays in Belarus) led Sozh Gomel to a 2-point victory over the third-ranked Svisloch (13-17) 88-86 in the Belarusian Premier League in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Dadukin scored 32 points (!!!) and grabbed 8 rebounds in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Championship. BK Sozh Gomel (20-10) is placed second. Dadukin is ranked third on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 10.0rpg. He also averaged so far 12.2ppg, 2.6apg and 2.0spg in the 37 games he played so far.

   #2. Nikola Polyulyak (192-G-90, currently plays in Belarus) faced previously mentioned Sergei Dadukin in the Belarusian Premier League last game. Polyulyak, who plays in the Belarusian Premier League could not help Svisloch (13-17) in their last game. Despite his good performance the third-placed Svisloch was edged 88-86 at home by the second-ranked Sozh Gomel in the Championship group. Polyulyak scored 13 points and added 6 assists in 38 minutes. Polyulyak is ranked fourth on the list of the best passers in the league with 4.7apg. This year he also averages: 9.9ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.2spg in the 17 games.

   #3. Sergei Miakinin (206-F/C-86, currently plays in Belarus) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sergei Dadukin and both played together in the last Belarusian Premier League game. Miakinin managed to help BK Sozh Gomel to win against the third-ranked Svisloch (13-17) 88-86. He scored only 2 points. Miakinin is currently seventh on the list of top scorers. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.2ppg and 5.1rpg.

   #4. Ivan Kaliayev (201-F-87, currently plays in Belarus) is a teammate of previously mentioned Sergei Dadukin. He played also in the last Belarusian Premier League game facing Sergei Miakinin (above) in the other team. Kaliayev contributed to a 2-point Sozh Gomel's victory against the third-ranked Svisloch (13-17) 88-86. He scored only 2 points in 11 minutes. This year Kaliayev's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in the 38 games.



Superleague Round 5 of Finals. Budivelnyk surge ahead for 3-2 lead - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk - Azovmash 89-75

Budivelnyk outscored Azovmash in Kyiv to gain 3-2 lead in the championship series. The Kyiv outfit will now try to close out the series in Mariupol on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Budivelnyk. Azovmash managed to win fourth quarter 23-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Budivelnyk dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Azovmash's 30. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) stepped up and scored 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Lithuanian forward Dainius Salenga (197-77) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Five Budivelnyk players scored in double figures. Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, agency: Beo Basket) responded with 26 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) scored 17 points and 8 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Budivelnyk: D.Salenga 15+5reb+3ast, M.Anisimovas 14+2reb, A.Drozdov 13+5reb+1ast, M.Delaney 13+5reb+7ast, G.Tsintsadze 11+4reb+8ast, L.Lyons 10+6reb+6ast
Azovmash: T.Dragicevic 26+6reb+3ast, M.Raduljica 17+8reb+2ast, O.Kolchenko 11+3reb+3ast, D.Zabirchenko 8+5reb+4ast, L.Greer 8+3reb+6ast, A.Slipenchuk 5+2reb+2ast
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Al Shabab stamp their class at home - by Eurobasket News

Dubai: Al Shabab achieved their second biggest honour in basketball when they tamed Hoops of Lebanon 90-75 in the final of the second Al Shabab Basketball Championship that concluded late on Saturday.

This will rate as their second most important trophy in basketball after their triumph in the Gulf Clubs Championship two years ago. This is way up there for us as we have played so many different schools of basketball and triumphed, Al Shabab coach Ahmad Omar told Gulf News.

Al Shabab made a nervous start and were able to lead for the first time with two and-a-half minutes remaining of the opening quarter on Taylors triple to walk off with a slender one-point lead at 21-20.

The hosts then maintained their distance from the Lebanese right through the second quarter and a triple and basket from Rashid Al Zaabi gave them a six-point cushion at 44-38 by the half-time hooter.

Hoops showed signs of making one final surge in the fourth quarter when they outscored the hosts 21-20, thanks largely to nine points from Carey Williams and another five from Jamieson. The visitors still trailed by five points at 59-64 with all to fight for in the fourth and final quarter.

Much of the drama belonged to the last quarter when Hoopss coach Omar Hassino asked his players to walk off court contesting a technical foul by referee Hussain Al Beloushi on Brent Ragsdale (192-G-86, college: Kennesaw St.) with 7.42 minutes remaining.

However, better sense prevailed as two minutes later the Hoops players returned to resume play on orders from Hoops President Jasim Kanso.

Al Shabab went on a brisk scoring spree with Omar Al Amri sinking in a couple of triples to take the match away from Hoops. They were served well by their foreign import Joseph Taylor, who went on to top the scoring chart for the winners with a match high 24 points.

Earlier, Barako Bull from the Philippines had to settle for fourth place in the competition when Kuwaits Al Sahel secured an 84-76 win in the play-off match. Leading the charge for Al Sahel was topscorer Anthony Green with 32 points, well supported by Abdullah Al Shammaris 16 points. As usual, Barako Bull was served by free scoring Michael Singletary with 24 points.

Esmail Al Gergawi, President, UAE Basketball Association (UAE BA) was joined by Mattar Surour, Tournament Vice President and Awad Sami, the Tournament Director at the presentation of the trophy after the final.

RESULTS
Final: Al Shabab bt Hoops Lebanon 90-75.

Third place: Al Sahel Kuwait bt Barako Bull Philippines 84-76.

Top Scorer: Carey Williams (Hoops Lebanon)

Best Coach: Ahmad Omar (Al Shabab)

Most Disciplined Team: University of Sharjah

Best Referee: Hussain Al Beloushi (UAE)
Courtesy of:http://gulfnews.com



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Sullivan Sends A Message - by Jeff King

There cannot be too many players in the world that have had a better season in the basketball world than Leicester Riders Drew Sullivan (203-F-80, agency: Interperformances, college: Villanova). The 6' 8" forward began his 2012/13 season captaining GB in a home Olympic Games and ended it by anchoring his club side to their 3rd trophy of the season with a MVP performance in the BBL Play-Off Final at Wembley Arena.

The Riders Play-Off Final win completed an almost unbelievable season for one of The BBLs oldest franchise and signalled their total domination of the sport in GB during the 2012/13 season. Not only the win but they actually beat storied rivals Newcastle Eagles five times out of five on their way to their three trophy successes.



Sullivan also won The BBL's MVP of the Season award as well as a host of other individual awards for a man who's middle name surely should be 'Winner'. However, as always during a reflection on the play-Off Final and his season, Sullivan was more about others and paid tribute to all The Riders organisation.

"Definitely a great win and a great way to end such a fantastic season. We knew we were up against a great team. A team that prides itself on winning year in year out. But we wanted to finish our season with a win and that's what we were focused on."

"The great thing about playing with these guys is that if this game was played out on a street corner or with milk crates as baskets they'd work just as hard. Winning a trophy and getting a medal is not what they're about. Just winning is what they want to do and that's why I love playing with these guys."

Sullivan has obviously got massive amounts of respect for his team-mates and what they've achieved this season and puts the key down to their defensive intensity and willingness to play for each other.

"First and foremost they're a bunch of guys that have no problems in sacrificing for each other. I've seen it time and time again. In the semi-final 2nd leg it was Pavel (Losonsky) who had 21, Jay's (Cousinard) had big games, Zaire's (Taylor) had big games and its been spread out."

"When someone's feeling it we keep feeding them and let teams figure out how they're going to stop them. If they do and they start doubling them then we just give it to the next guy and they'll start making shots and so on and so forth. But the thing that we've really laid our hat on is playing defence."

"This is probably one of the best defensive teams I've ever played on. I mean we restricted them to less than 60 points. When a team has so many offensive options like they do and you take it away with them only making one three-point shot in a championship game, we take huge amounts of pride from that."

And yes, it is about what the players do on court that ultimately makes the difference and decides the destiny but Sullivan was also in no doubt about the part that Coach Rob Paternostro has played in the success.

"I can't imagine there's any coaches that work any harder than he does. I mean I've worked with a lot of good coaches but he's almost obsessive compulsive but in a good way. It just shows how much he loves coaching and how much he loves his team. Its been an absolute honour and a privilege to play for him."

"The scary thing is he keeps recruiting great players that fit in to this league so well. Guys that no-one else seems to see. If he keeps doing this the way that he does then someone from The States may well come and grab him. I just hope that Russell (Levenston) can find a contract he deserves and that it'll keep him here a while longer."

Sullivan certainly has total respect for his coach as well as his team-mates but there can be no denying he's the glue that holds the whole thing together with his unselfish team play and then big individual nights when his team need him to step up and he's deserved all the individual success he's achieved this season.

"Its nice, of course it is and I'm happy but, it could have been any one of us. It could have been Jay again. After he won the MVP of the Cup Final everyone was happy for him. It could have been Zaire, it could have been Pavel and I would be as equally happy."

"I just went out to try and play hard. I didn't go out to play hard to win the MVP. I went out to play hard for my team-mates and help them win another trophy. If the MVP came along with that then fair play but its a small bonus, that's all. But the important thing for me is that this is a team and when we need someone to make plays for each other they always do and did."

So, now that Leicester have hit the heights and Sullivan is at the top of that peak as the leader of the pack will they be able to repeat the whole thing next campaign?

"Next season is a long way away. I'm still in the emotion and moment of this one and this win. It would be great to have continuity in the team as I think that's one of the keys to success. We've got really, really first-class players here and it would be great to have everyone back. Obviously there'll be a lot of talking going on through the summer. Hopefully things will get sorted out and everyone can agree a contract and we can come back and do it all again."

With Sullivan already signed up for the next campaign and the likes of stalwart Barry Lamble, the growing talents of Jamell Anderson, the promise of Connor Washington and the starting five presence of in-season signing Anthony Rowe the Riders seem to be doing their business early and sending a message to the BBL that they're here to stay and are the team to beat.

Drew Sullivan is certainly the man that on-court has that presence to cajole and gel them all together and it would take a brave man to bet against Riders repeating again next season.



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Results for the Metro league 3rd round - by Hector Lopez

Results for the Metro League 3rd round

Stockolmo 94 - Alex Lopez 24 pts. 6 reb 3 assists, Rogelio De Leon (205-C-89) 17 pts 12 reb. 6 blocks Tirrell Baines (198-F-86, college: Marshall) 12 pts, 11 reb.
Verdirrojo 66 - Maximiliano Cervi (198-F-92) 24 pts. 9 reb. 2 assists
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Urunday Universitario 83 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 16 pts. 14 reb. 1 block, 6 assists, Agustin Iglesias (180-G-86) 16 pts. 2 assists
Welcome 81 - Ivan Loriente (186-G-92) 20 pts. 2 reb. 5 assists, Santiago Moglia (196-F-89) 15 pts. 4 reb. 6 assists, Diego Romero (203-C-82, college: Florida St.) 8 pts. 4 reb. 2 blocks
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Colon 77 - Myles Walker (203-C-90, college: Indiana St.) 12 pts. 12 reb. 3 blocks 1 assists
Marne 61 - Andre Stephens (202-F-87, college: S.Mississippi) 15 pts. 16 reb. 1 block 1 assists




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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 41-14 
 2. Cocodrilos 37-17 
 3. Bucaneros 30-25 
 4. Gaiteros 28-27 
 5. Trotamundos 27-28 
 6. Gigantes 27-28 
 7. Guaros 25-30 
 8. Guaiqueries 21-33 
 9. Panteras 19-36 
 10. Toros 19-36 

Regular Season: Round 49

May. 26: Trotamundos - Gaiteros 96-88
May. 26: Bucaneros - Guaros 95-106
May. 26: Guaiqueries - Toros 93-74
May. 26: Marinos - Panteras 92-74
May. 26: Cocodrilos - Gigantes 71-77


LPB already has 6 candidates running for Champion of its 2013 season. - by Wolfgang Lucena

New York Monday, May 27, 2013. Trotamundos of Carabobo became the sixth qualified team for the 2013 LPB plays off; the blue express joined Marinos de Anzoategui, Cocodrilos de Caracas, Gaiteros del Zulia, Bucaneros de La Guaira, and Gigantes de Guayana for this matter.
Although both Marinos and Cocodrilos dominated the qualifying round of the 2013 LPB season, those six qualifiers are going to be facing once again starting next week in which all shall have a new beginning; what ever happened during the first round is gone. Every team has a few days to rectify, change strategy, keep going with the same one or do anything in the book to have that second chance to become champion of the 2013 season of the Professional Basketball League of Venezuela - one of the best professional basketball leagues of the American continent.



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Milos Teodosic injures shin, may be done for season - by Eurobasket News

Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) suffered a shin injury in todays VTB League semifinal clash versus Khimky. CSKA head coach Ettore Messina confirmed the seriousness of the injury and suggested it could be a season-ending injury for the Serbian guard. Milos Teodosic was among the key players for CSKA this season. The guard finished with 15 points and 1 assist in the victory over Khimky today. He tallied 10.2 points, 3.7 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game in VTB League this season. Milos Teodosic also posted 12.2 points, 4.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game in PBL. The guard also notched 12.7 points, 4.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game in EuroLeague.


Day 2 of Semi-Finals. Lokomotiv and CSKA bounce back to even the series - by Eurobasket News

Khimky - CSKA 72-74

CSKA snatched a tough road win over Khimky to level the series at 1-1. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Khimky won third quarter 20-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian forward Vladimir Micov (201-85, agency: Beo Basket) who scored 16 points and 4 assists. Forward Viktor Khryapa (203-82) chipped in 9 points and 7 rebounds. CSKA Moscow's coach Ettore Messina used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Vitaliy Fridzon (195-85, agency: Alti Sport) produced 16 points and Croatian-Bosnian guard Zoran Planinic (198-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Khimky players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Khimky: V.Fridzon 16+4reb+3ast, P.Davis 15+4reb+2ast, Z.Planinic 13+3reb+5ast, K.Rivers 13+4ast, S.Monya 8+9reb+1ast, K.Loncar 4
CSKA: V.Micov 16+3reb+4ast, M.Teodosic 15+1ast, A.Vorontsevich 10+5reb+1ast, V.Khryapa 9+7reb+2ast, A.Jackson 9+1ast, N.Krstic 8+5reb
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Zalgiris - Lokomotiv 63-85

Lokomotiv stunned Zalgiris away from home to tie things up at 1-1. The game was mostly controlled by Lokomotiv. Zalgiris was better in second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lokomotiv dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Zalgiris' 34. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Zalgiris' players. American forward Derrick Brown (203-87, college: Xavier) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists (on 11-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Valery Likhodey (205-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Five Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. Center Darjus Lavrinovic (212-79) replied with 12 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Oliver Lafayette (188-84, college: Houston) added 9 points and 6 assists in the effort for Zalgiris. 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:
Zalgiris: D.Lavrinovic 12+6reb+1ast, A.Juskevicius 11+2reb, O.Lafayette 9+1reb+6ast, M.Kuzminskas 8+4reb+1ast, V.Lipkevicius 7+2reb, M.Popovic 7+1reb+3ast
Lokomotiv: D.Brown 23+7reb+6ast, V.Likhodey 17+3reb+2ast, R.Hendrix 12+6reb, M.Kalnietis 10+2reb+8ast, N.Calathes 10+3reb+8ast, S.Jasaitis 7+5reb+1ast
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Women News


Castors Braine tab Jill Van Meerbeeck - by Eurobasket News

Castors Braine bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Jill Van Meerbeeck (176-SF-94). The forward spent the last season with Belfius Namur junior team. Previously she played for Dexia Namur. Jill Van Meerbeck was the member of U16, U18 and U20 Belgian National Teams. She tallied 2.8 points and 1.4 boards per game at the U20 European Championship in Division B last year.


Belgium U18 on her way for preparations - by Bas Hendriks

Belgium has a fine U18 squad this year, that features to be one of the main favorites in Division B for promotion. Besides USA-bound Hind Ben Abdelkader all big aces are returning for a run at the title.

Arvid Diels is the headcoach for the team that already claimed its first preparation victory at the hands of West Chester University (85-48) . A little setback are injuries to An-Katrien Nauwelaers and Anneleen de Baets.

The Roster
Kyara Linskens1m92C13/11/1996Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Anneleen De Baets1m60PG17/07/1995Sint-Katelijne-Waver
An-Katrien Nauwelaers1m84PF10/03/1995Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Julie Allemand (173-PG-96)1m75PG07/07/1996Point Chaud Sprimont
Manon Grzesinksi1m84C06/04/1995Point Chaud Sprimont
Phebe Raman1m82PF22/10/1996Jeugd Gentson
Axelle Bernard1m85PF08/08/1995Point Chaud Sprimont
Isabelle Stphanie Medjo1m84C19/02/1995Point Chaud Sprimont
Aline Verelst1m72PG02/01/1996Sint-Katelijne-Waver
Eva Devliegher1m71SG13/05/1996Crack Blue Cats Ieper
Celine Lemmens1m80SF29/01/1995Crack Blue Cats Ieper
Loes Breughe1m79PF28/02/1996Crack Blue Cats Ieper
Emma Uittenhove1m67PG21/02/1996Jeugd Gentson
Heleen Nauwelaers1m80SF14/03/1996Sint-Katelijne-Waver




AK Nauwelaers out for at least six weeks - by Bas Hendriks

Belgiums Hopes of a championship in Division B for U18 suffered a blow as An-Katrien Nauwelaers (185-PF-95) went down in practise last week, suffering a broken foot.

The 1.78 tall 18 year old powerforward is sidelined for at least six weeks with the injury. Allthough the U18 championships this year will be in august, it seems to be a extremely difficult task to be back in topshape by then. The Belgian youngstar was with the U17 team last year in the Worldcup in Amsterdam.

She exploded for 13 points in 17 minutes versus Holland, going 3 for 6 from behind the arc. For the total event she averaged 4.4 points and 2.8 rebounds a game. Nauwelaars was a big factor at the U16 Europeans in 2011 where she had 7.8 points and 6.4 boards a game. In the Belgium league she plays for SKW. She had a 6 point average in Eurocup and totalled 5.7 points and 3.6 boards a game in the League. Her best outing this season was a 19 point 4 rebounds 2 steals 2 assists performance in the loss versus Wasserburg in European League.



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Ladies games over the weekend - by Peter Ubakar

In a game which could decide a shift in the power base in the Ladies basketball league in Botswana saw defending champions Police women up against UB Relics. The first three quarters proved to be a battle as both teams exchanged points. In the fourth quarter Police pulled away with 17 points from Endie Bayanditse and UB Relics never could catch up and lost the game 81-51. In other games BDF V women beat BC Raven 62-27 while UB relics annihilated Dolphins women 32-8.


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  ESTONIA   


Russia prevail against Estonia in Druskininkais - by Eurobasket News

Russia prevail against Estonia in Druskininkais 80:57. Estonia managed to win the first period 18-17, but the Russian team was ahead by 7 at the halftime. Mirjam Nikolai (177-G-86) scored 16 points for Eastonia. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) followed her with 12 points in a loss. The teams will meet again on Monday.


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Jose Ignacio Hernandez takes Rivas Ecopolis under control - by Eurobasket News

Jose Ignacio Hernandez takes Rivas Ecopolis under control. The Spanish Specialist moves from Poland after three years with Wisla.
Jose Ignacio Hernandez took Wisla in 2009 and proved his ambitions. In 2011 the team became Polish Cup Winner -12 and the Champion of Poland as well as reached Euroleague Final Eight. Last season however he was released in February as Wisla did not have a good season at all. They finished third at the Regular Season with 19-5 record. Although the team reached the Finals, CCC smashed them with 4-0 record.
Jose Ignacio Hernandez was also a Coach of the Polish PLKK All-Star Game -10, 12. In 2010 he reached Euroleague Semifinals -10 and became Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Coach of the Year -10. He was also the Head Coach for Spanish Women National Team -10-11.



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Great Britain needs overtime to beat Germany - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain-Germany 68:64 OT

Great Britain needs overtime to beat Germany in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The hosts posted a 68:64 win in Guildford on Sunday. Tomorrow Great Britain will face Greece, while Germany will play against Israel.
Great Britain managed to take 17-16 narrow lead in the first period. They added 21-15 rally in the second quarter and took 7-point lead at the halftime. It was just enough to escape with the win in overtime as Germany posted two victories in the third and the last quarters. At first Germany won the third period 13-8 and then added 13-11 in the last stanza. It was Stefanie Collins (168-PG-82, college: St.Bonaventure) who tied the game at 57:57 at the end of the fourth period. guard Rachel Vanderwal scored five of the hosts 11 points in the extra period, including a three-pointer that sent her side ahead for good.
Stephanie Gandy (178-F-82, college: Michigan) top-scored for the winners with 17 points. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) delivered 19 points in defeat, while Tina Menz (174-G/F-88) added 10. Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) brought 7, whilst Birte Thimm (180-F-87) had 6.

Great Britain: Stephanie Gandy 17
Germany: Anne Breitreiner 19, Tina Menz 10, Margret Skuballa 7, Birte Thimm 6



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Greece achieve second win in Guildford - by Eurobasket News

Greece-Israel 64:55 OT

Greece achieve second win in Guildford at the International Tournament with 4 teams. In Day 2 the Greek side posted a 64:55 overtime win against Israel.
Greek team started the game with a 14-11 lead and led 25:19 at the halftime. Israel however dominated the third period and grabbed a 37:36 advantage after three quarters. Both teams deserved the win in the game but the board showed 55:55 after four periods and they both went to overtime. Greece was unstoppable in the last 5 minutes and sealed another victory at the tournament.
Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Peli Papamichail (189-F/C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 15. Katerina Sotiriou (186-F-84, agency: FCM) notched 7 and Olga Hatzinikolaou added 6. Katia Levitsky (190-PF-85, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) replied with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) had 14.

Greece: Artemis Spanou 19, Peli Papamichail 15, Katerina Sotiriou 7, Olga Hatzinikolaou 6
Israel: Katia Levitsky 19, Shay Doron 14



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  HUNGARY   


Rebecca Tobin heads to DVTK Miskolc - by Eurobasket News

Rebecca Tobin (195-F-88, college: Arizona St.) heads to DVTK Miskolc for the next season. The American player leaves Romania and will play in Hungary.
Rebecca Tobin spent 1.5 years with CSU Alba Iulia. The American player arrived from Italy. In 2007-2008 she appeared for Arizona St. (NCAA) and in 31 games debuted with 2.4ppg, 1.9rpg. In her last season there her stats read 8.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 50.0%, FT: 77.6%.
In 2011-2012 Tobin moved to Basket Parma (Italy-A1, starting five) and averaged 7.8 points per game.
Rebecca Tobin reached Pac-10 Tournament Semifinals -08 and became Pac-10 Regular Season Runner-Up -09. She reached also NCAA Elite Eight -09 and was All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention -10, 11.
In 2012-2013 for CSU Alba Iulia (Romania-Division A, starting five) she showed high 15.2ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.3apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 51.8%, FT: 82.2%.



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  INDONESIA   


Tomang Sakti Mighty Bees Jakarta wins 2012/2013 season! - by Eurobasket News

Tomang Sakti Mighty Bees Jakarta wins 2012/2013 season. In the Final game the team overcame Surabaya Emdee Fever 61:47.
In the game for the third place Sahabat Semarang overcame Medco Merah Putih Predators Jakarta 73:57. Yuni Anggraeni (174-G-84) top-scored for the winners with 24 points and 19 rebounds, while Nathasa Debby Christaline had 19 points and 14 boards. Windi Hastari replied with 25 points and 10 rebounds, while Hanum Fasya (163-G-90) added 11.



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Greece achieve second win in Guildford - by Eurobasket News

Greece-Israel 64:55 OT

Greece achieve second win in Guildford at the International Tournament with 4 teams. In Day 2 the Greek side posted a 64:55 overtime win against Israel.
Greek team started the game with a 14-11 lead and led 25:19 at the halftime. Israel however dominated the third period and grabbed a 37:36 advantage after three quarters. Both teams deserved the win in the game but the board showed 55:55 after four periods and they both went to overtime. Greece was unstoppable in the last 5 minutes and sealed another victory at the tournament.
Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) top-scored for the winners with 19 points, while Peli Papamichail (189-F/C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) netted 15. Katerina Sotiriou (186-F-84, agency: FCM) notched 7 and Olga Hatzinikolaou added 6. Katia Levitsky (190-PF-85, agency: Data Plus Group, college: Villanova) replied with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Shay Doron (175-SG-85, college: Maryland) had 14.

Greece: Artemis Spanou 19, Peli Papamichail 15, Katerina Sotiriou 7, Olga Hatzinikolaou 6
Israel: Katia Levitsky 19, Shay Doron 14



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  ROMANIA   


Danzio Timisoara keep Serbian Biljana Pesovic - by Eurobasket News

Danzio Timisoara keep Serbian Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) for the next season. The player will enter her third consecutive season with the team.
In 2010-2011 Biljana Pesovic played for Crvena Zvezda Beograd (A League, starting five). Later in 2011-2012 she moved to BCM Bega Danzio Timisoara (Romania-D1) and in 29 games became the fourth top-scorer with 17.2ppg., 5.3rpg, 2.7apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 86.2%. Last season her stats read 15.2 points per game. She started the last season with 39 points as her Danzio Timisoara overcame Craiova in the opener, 71:69. In Round 3 she exploded with 25 points as Timisoara beat Rapid 96:87.
Danzio Timisoara also confirmed Marta Fodor, Tunde Kilin, Bianca Blanaru, Cristina Zidaru, Adina Stoiedin and Alexandra Balaceanu. The Serbian Ana Vuksic (188-C-81) and Sonja Maric (185-F-85)
Ana Vuksic averaged 3.2ppg, 2.7rpg last season. Sonja Maric showed 8.9ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 65.0%.



Ashley Graham inks with Teleorman Alexandria - by Eurobasket News

Ashley Graham (171-G-84, college: Santa Clara) inks with Teleorman Alexandria for 2013/2014 season. The American player will move to Romania.
Her career started at Santa Clara (NCAA) with 8.5ppg, 2.1rpg, FGP: 41.0%, 3PT: 45.0%. In her last season there she averaged 10.5ppg, 5.0apg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 35.0%. In 2007-2008 Ashley Graham moved to Migrosspor (Turkey-TBBL, starting five) and showed 4.5ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.2apg.
In 2008-2009 she played for ZBK Whirpool Poprad (Slovakia-Extraliga) and after 20 games posted 6.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.4apg, 2.0spg, FT: 90.0%. The season 2009-2010 Graham appeared for BC Frankivsk (Ukraine-UBL, starting five) and had 13.8ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 38.0%, FT: 80.5%. The last season she started for Elizabeth-Basket Kirovograd (Ukraine-Higher League). In 11 games her stats read 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.7apg, FGP: 43.4%, 3PT: 39.2%, FT: 90.5%.
Teleorman Alexandria finished the last season with 17-10 record.



CSU Alba Iulia keep Breanna Salley, Alexandra Uiuiu and Jovana Vukoje - by Eurobasket News

CSU Alba Iulia keep Alexandra Uiuiu (183-F-89), Breanna Salley (180-F-87, college: Seattle) and Jovana Vukoje (174-G-86).
Alexandra Uiuiu played for CSM Targoviste (D1) two year ago and averaged 3.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg. In 2012-2013 moved to CSU Alba Iulia and improved to 5.2ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 43.8%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 51.5%.
Breanna Salley was with Seattle Storm (WNBA): only pre-season in 2011. In 2011-2012 she joined CSU Alba Iulia (Romania-D1, starting five) and averaged 13.4ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.8apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 70.6%.
Jovana Vukoje is a Serbia player. It will be her third straight year in Romania as in 2011-2012 she played for BCM Bega Danzio Timisoara (Romania-D1, starting five). In 34 games her stats read 14.1ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.6apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 58.7%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 73.2%. In 2012-2013 moved to CSU Alba Iulia (Romania-Division A, starting five) and showed 8.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.6apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 57.3%, 3PT: 36.5%, FT: 58.4%.



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Ksenia Tikhonenko comes back to Spartak - by Eurobasket News

Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) comes back to Spartak Moscow Region. Last year she wad loaned to CSM Targoviste and participated in EuroLeague with her Romanian team.
In 2009-2010 she started for Spartak Vidnoe Moscow Region cadet team. In 2010-2011 played mostly for junior team. In 2011-2012 averaged 1.4ppg, 1.6rpg in EuroLeague and in Russian League showed 2.7ppg, 3.6rpg.
In 2011 she was a member of the Russian U19 National Team. Ksenia Tikhonenko was named Eurobasket.com All-World Championships U19 2nd Team -11. At the World Championships U19 in Chile -11 she showed 12.2ppg, Reb-2 (10.3rpg), 1.1apg, 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 54.3%.
Also she participated at the European Championships U18 in Oradea (Romania). Ksenia averaged 12.3ppg, 8.1rpg, Blocks-4 (1.9bpg), FGP: 49.4%, FT: 59.5%. She was named Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 2nd Team -11. Last year Ksenia Tikhonenko reached Russian Cup Semifinals -12, Euroleague Final Eight -12, became Russian PBL Regular Season Runner-Up -12 and Russian PBL Finalist -12.
In 2012-2013 for CSM Targoviste (Romania-Division A) she averaged 7.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 55.4%, FT: 46.3%. In Euroleague her stats read 5.5ppg, 4.4rpg, FGP: 45.2%, FT: 52.4%.



Russia prevail against Estonia in Druskininkais - by Eurobasket News

Russia prevail against Estonia in Druskininkais 80:57. Estonia managed to win the first period 18-17, but the Russian team was ahead by 7 at the halftime. Mirjam Nikolai (177-G-86) scored 16 points for Eastonia. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) followed her with 12 points in a loss. The teams will meet again on Monday.


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Serbia outclass Sweden in Game 2 - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Sweden 77:72

Serbia outclass Sweden in Game 2 between two sides. The hosts posted a 77:72 win over the Scandinavian team due to the last stanza.
Sweden won the first period 22-21, but did not look good in the second frame. The Serbian side managed to limit the guests to just 7 points and took 36:29 halftime advantage. Sweden meanwhile won the third period 25-18 and tied the game after 30 minutes. Only due to 23-18 in the last stanza Serbia managed to win the second straight game.
Jovana Rad (187-PF-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored for the winners with 14 points, while Milica Dabovic netted 12. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) scored 9 and Ines Ajanovic (196-F/C-80) as well as Sasa Cadjo (178-G-89) had 8 each. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 14. Louice Halvarsson ended up with 13, whilst Ajla had 9.

Serbia: Jovana Rad 14, Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82, agency: Interperformances) 12, Ana Dabovic 9, Ines Ajanovic 8, Sasa Cadjo 8
Sweden: Frida Eldebrink 20, Elin Eldebrink 14, Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) 13, Ajla 9



Danzio Timisoara keep Serbian Biljana Pesovic - by Eurobasket News

Danzio Timisoara keep Serbian Biljana Pesovic (180-G-83) for the next season. The player will enter her third consecutive season with the team.
In 2010-2011 Biljana Pesovic played for Crvena Zvezda Beograd (A League, starting five). Later in 2011-2012 she moved to BCM Bega Danzio Timisoara (Romania-D1) and in 29 games became the fourth top-scorer with 17.2ppg., 5.3rpg, 2.7apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 86.2%. Last season her stats read 15.2 points per game. She started the last season with 39 points as her Danzio Timisoara overcame Craiova in the opener, 71:69. In Round 3 she exploded with 25 points as Timisoara beat Rapid 96:87.
Danzio Timisoara also confirmed Marta Fodor, Tunde Kilin, Bianca Blanaru, Cristina Zidaru, Adina Stoiedin and Alexandra Balaceanu. The Serbian Ana Vuksic (188-C-81) and Sonja Maric (185-F-85)
Ana Vuksic averaged 3.2ppg, 2.7rpg last season. Sonja Maric showed 8.9ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 65.0%.



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Slovenia earn second win over FYR Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia - FYR Macedonia 81:56

Slovenia recorded the second consecutive win in the exhibition series versus FYR Macedonia. Slovenia claimed a comfortable 25-point win in Zrece. Helena Boada (174-G-87, agency: Regeneracom Sports) stepped up with 23 points to pace the hosts.
Slovenia quickly cleared off in this one. The hosts built a 23:13 lead after ten minutes of action. The visitors got within 7 points at halftime 32:39. But Slovenia quickly restored a safe cushion in the third period. The home team held their opponents to 11 points in the quarter and accumulated a 58:43 lead into the fourth period. Slovenia dropped 23 points in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Teja Oblak (171-G-90) posted 14 points for Slovenia. Tina Trebec (189-C-90, agency: Kotnik Sports Agency) delivered 13 points, while Sara Meden (171-PG-94) chipped in 11 points for the winning side.



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Jose Ignacio Hernandez takes Rivas Ecopolis under control - by Eurobasket News

Jose Ignacio Hernandez takes Rivas Ecopolis under control. The Spanish Specialist moves from Poland after three years with Wisla.
Jose Ignacio Hernandez took Wisla in 2009 and proved his ambitions. In 2011 the team became Polish Cup Winner -12 and the Champion of Poland as well as reached Euroleague Final Eight. Last season however he was released in February as Wisla did not have a good season at all. They finished third at the Regular Season with 19-5 record. Although the team reached the Finals, CCC smashed them with 4-0 record.
Jose Ignacio Hernandez was also a Coach of the Polish PLKK All-Star Game -10, 12. In 2010 he reached Euroleague Semifinals -10 and became Eurobasket.com All-Polish PLKK Coach of the Year -10. He was also the Head Coach for Spanish Women National Team -10-11.



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Serbia outclass Sweden in Game 2 - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Sweden 77:72

Serbia outclass Sweden in Game 2 between two sides. The hosts posted a 77:72 win over the Scandinavian team due to the last stanza.
Sweden won the first period 22-21, but did not look good in the second frame. The Serbian side managed to limit the guests to just 7 points and took 36:29 halftime advantage. Sweden meanwhile won the third period 25-18 and tied the game after 30 minutes. Only due to 23-18 in the last stanza Serbia managed to win the second straight game.
Jovana Rad (187-PF-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored for the winners with 14 points, while Milica Dabovic netted 12. Ana Dabovic (183-SG-89) scored 9 and Ines Ajanovic (196-F/C-80) as well as Sasa Cadjo (178-G-89) had 8 each. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) posted 14. Louice Halvarsson ended up with 13, whilst Ajla had 9.

Serbia: Jovana Rad 14, Milica Dabovic (175-PG-82, agency: Interperformances) 12, Ana Dabovic 9, Ines Ajanovic 8, Sasa Cadjo 8
Sweden: Frida Eldebrink 20, Elin Eldebrink 14, Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) 13, Ajla 9



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TBB2L Standings - by Eurobasket News

TKB2L Final 6 Standings
 1. Altay Konak 4-0 
 2. Orduspor 3-1 
 3. Orman 2-2 
 4. Cankaya 2-2 
 5. Edirne 1-3 
 6. Botas 0-4 
Stage Two Standings

Finals: Round 4

May. 26: Edirne - Botas 79-57
May. 26: Orduspor - Cankaya 71-63
May. 26: Orman - Altay Konak 58-65

Finals: Round 5

May. 27: Botas - Orduspor
May. 27: Cankaya - Orman
May. 27: Altay Konak - Edirne


TBB2L Stats Leaders - by Eurobasket

Points Per Game
 Sharon HOUSTON
  Nallihan
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Houston, Nallihan24.8 
 2. Celebi, Burhaniye24.0 
 3. Dursun, Tekkekoy22.3 
 4. Jones, Bursa BSB20.5 
 5. Tulgar, Sirince19.4 
 6. Thomas, Altay K.19.2 
 7. Taylor, 55 Genclik19.1 
 8. Atila, Izmir BSB19.0 
 9. Melvin, Orman18.8 
 10. Ayim, Orduspor18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sharon HOUSTON
  Nallihan
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Houston, Nallihan18.9 
 2. Taylor, 55 Genclik14.9 
 3. Senyurek, Botas14.1 
 4. Stansbury, Cankaya14.1 
 5. Melvin, Orman13.3 
 6. Lester, Edirne12.9 
 7. Ozyigit, Asistanbul12.9 
 8. Jones, Bursa BSB12.5 
 9. Yalcinkaya, Sirince12.4 
 10. Thomas, Altay K.12.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dilara TONGAR
  Antakya
  (169-G-91)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Tongar, Antakya6.3 
 2. Uygul, Dizdar6.3 
 3. Boz, Altay Konak6.0 
 4. Usal, 55 Genclik5.7 
 5. Salter, Altay Konak5.3 
 6. Topdemir, Nallihan5.2 
 7. Turan, Bursa BSB4.9 
 8. Atila, Izmir BSB4.7 
 9. Ozyigit, Asistanbul4.7 
 10. Karsavran, Anadol.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Berfu UZUN
  Harran Uni.
  (--88)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Uzun, Harran Uni.4.5 
 2. Ayyildiz, Tekkekoy3.9 
 3. Aksoy, Balcova3.7 
 4. Atila, Izmir BSB3.4 
 5. Inan, Bigaspor3.3 
 6. Kumandanoglu, Mers.3.1 
 7. Lester, Edirne2.6 
 8. Yalcin, Harran Uni.2.5 
 9. Karsavran, Anadol.2.4 
 10. Bugdayci, Harran2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sharon HOUSTON
  Nallihan
  (191-F/C-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Houston, Nallihan3.7 
 2. Gokova, Dizdar1.7 
 3. Jones, Bursa BSB1.7 
 4. Ayim, Orduspor1.5 
 5. Oztekin, Sirince1.5 
 6. Ekiz, Gure1.3 
 7. Karatas, Edirne1.3 
 8. Bilen, Nigde T.T.1.3 
 9. Menderes, Izmir B.1.3 
 10. Taylor, 55 Genclik1.2 


TKB2L Round 4 of Finals - by Eurobasket News

Orman - Altay Konak 58-65

Orman was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Orman helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward LaToya Thomas (188-81, college: Mississippi St., agency: Ronsport) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 25 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Bengu Arseven (-81) contributed with 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Chasity Melvin (191-76, college: N.Carolina St.) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds and forward Betul Pehlivan (178-88) added 10 points in the effort for Orman.
Top scorers:
Altay Konak: L.Thomas 25+15reb+5ast, B.Arseven 14+5reb+2ast, D.Boz 10+3reb+7ast, R.Derin 7+6reb+1ast, B.Sarigedik 5+3reb, N.Bircan Gokdemir 4
Orman: C.Melvin 14+10reb+2ast, B.Pehlivan 10+3reb+1ast, E.Ozdemir 8+1ast, A.Ivegin 7+1ast, D.Ozak 5+5reb, G.Ertas 4+4reb
gschID: 241840


Orduspor - Cankaya 71-63

The hosts were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 28-19 run, which allowed them to win the game. Orduspor outrebounded Cankaya 40-29 including 27 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian power forward Miranda Ayim (191-88, college: Pepperdine) who helped to win the game recording 29 points and 9 rebounds (made all of her seven free throws) and center Gizem Basaran (194-92) who added 5 points and 15 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American power forward Tiffany Stansbury (191-83, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds and the former international guard Damla Gezgin (172-90) scored 19 points.
Top scorers:
Orduspor: M.Ayim 29+9reb+3ast, A.Metin 11+2reb+5ast, M.Talay 9+1reb+4ast, S.Karaman 8+8reb+3ast, A.Akay 7+1reb, G.Basaran 5+15reb+1ast
Cankaya: D.Gezgin 19+4reb+2ast, T.Stansbury 19+14reb+3ast, G.Cantekin 12+8reb+4ast, P.Kuccuk 4+1reb, M.Ince 4+1reb+3ast, E.Anac 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 241839


Edirne - Botas 79-57

The game without a history. Edirne led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Edirne forced 22 Botas turnovers and outrebounded them 40-21 including a 25-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. The winners were led by center Kubra Dicle (187-92) who scored that evening 24 points and 8 rebounds and American power forward Susan Lester (188-88, college: Butler) supported her with 8 points and 17 rebounds. Even 16 points and 4 assists by point guard Busra Akbas (170-95) did not help to save the game for Botas. Guard Cansu Yetis (168-93) added 10 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Edirne: K.Dicle 24+8reb+2ast, N.Demirkol 16+5reb+4ast, H.Uykan 14+2reb+4ast, S.Lester 8+17reb+1ast, D.Dogan 5+2reb+1ast, N.Ceylan Emre 4+1reb+5ast
Botas: B.Akbas 16+2reb+4ast, C.Yetis 10+1reb+2ast, S.Cidal 9+1ast, S.Onar 8+3ast, T.Senyurek 6+7reb, A.Darinc 3+1reb
gschID: 241838



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Great Britain needs overtime to beat Germany - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain-Germany 68:64 OT

Great Britain needs overtime to beat Germany in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The hosts posted a 68:64 win in Guildford on Sunday. Tomorrow Great Britain will face Greece, while Germany will play against Israel.
Great Britain managed to take 17-16 narrow lead in the first period. They added 21-15 rally in the second quarter and took 7-point lead at the halftime. It was just enough to escape with the win in overtime as Germany posted two victories in the third and the last quarters. At first Germany won the third period 13-8 and then added 13-11 in the last stanza. It was Stefanie Collins (168-PG-82, college: St.Bonaventure) who tied the game at 57:57 at the end of the fourth period. guard Rachel Vanderwal scored five of the hosts 11 points in the extra period, including a three-pointer that sent her side ahead for good.
Stephanie Gandy (178-F-82, college: Michigan) top-scored for the winners with 17 points. Anne Breitreiner (183-G/F-84, agency: LBM Management) delivered 19 points in defeat, while Tina Menz (174-G/F-88) added 10. Margret Skuballa (186-F-87) brought 7, whilst Birte Thimm (180-F-87) had 6.

Great Britain: Stephanie Gandy 17
Germany: Anne Breitreiner 19, Tina Menz 10, Margret Skuballa 7, Birte Thimm 6



Coach Mark Gunn joins Leeds Carnegie - by Greg

Leeds Carnegie (EBL) have appointed Mark Gunn as head coach for the 2013/14 women?s and girls? programme.

Mark was previously Leeds Carnegie Women?s second team coach in 2009/10 under the tutelage of 2008-10 Head Coach James Bambury, currently at Queen?s University in Canada, leaving the programme on a 27 ? 6 record to focus on personal development leading towards building his own women?s programme from scratch at Bradford Dragons and the University of Bradford.

Over a period of two seasons, compiling an overall 71 ? 9 record, Mark quickly made an impact on the female game winning the inaugural 2011/12 Women?s National Founders Cup North league title, finishing runners up in the national playoffs, remaining unbeaten in BUCS and securing promotion into BUCS Northern 1A ? the first time in the University of Bradford?s history! Mark continued the club and BUCS programme development in 2012/13 achieving the VCARS.co.uk Women?s Division 2 North title, winning the 2013 Women?s National Trophy, securing the BUCS Northern 1A league title and being awarded VCARS.co.uk Women?s Division 2 North Coach of the Year.

Coach Mark Gunn commented; ?This is an excellent opportunity to return to Leeds Carnegie Basketball with a blank canvas to focus on strengthening the girls programme, rebuild the women?s programme plus support club development off the court. In focusing on the women?s programme then it?s currently in a transitional phase from previous seasons towards taking a new direction forwards and I look forward to the challenge of leading the way in 2013/14.?

Leeds Carnegie Director of Basketball Matt Newby commented; ?I think Mark is the right candidate to lead the women?s programme as we build stronger links between the senior and junior programmes. We believe Mark can come in and strengthen the programme both on court, and off of it, in our mission to provide the best development opportunities for girls across West Yorkshire.?

Mark officially begins at Leeds Carnegie on the 24th May 2013.

By leedscarnegiebasketball.co.uk




Coach Mark Gunn joins Leeds Carnegie - by Greg

Leeds Carnegie (EBL) have appointed Mark Gunn as head coach for the 2013/14 women's and girls' programme.

Mark was previously Leeds Carnegie Women's second team coach in 2009/10 under the tutelage of 2008-10 Head Coach James Bambury, currently at Queen's University in Canada, leaving the programme on a 27 - 6 record to focus on personal development leading towards building his own women's programme from scratch at Bradford Dragons and the University of Bradford.

Over a period of two seasons, compiling an overall 71 ? 9 record, Mark quickly made an impact on the female game winning the inaugural 2011/12 Women's National Founders Cup North league title, finishing runners up in the national playoffs, remaining unbeaten in BUCS and securing promotion into BUCS Northern 1A - the first time in the University of Bradford's history! Mark continued the club and BUCS programme development in 2012/13 achieving the VCARS.co.uk Women's Division 2 North title, winning the 2013 Women's National Trophy, securing the BUCS Northern 1A league title and being awarded VCARS.co.uk Women's Division 2 North Coach of the Year.

Coach Mark Gunn commented: This is an excellent opportunity to return to Leeds Carnegie Basketball with a blank canvas to focus on strengthening the girls programme, rebuild the women's programme plus support club development off the court. In focusing on the women's programme then it's currently in a transitional phase from previous seasons towards taking a new direction forwards and I look forward to the challenge of leading the way in 2013/14.

Leeds Carnegie Director of Basketball Matt Newby commented: I think Mark is the right candidate to lead the women's programme as we build stronger links between the senior and junior programmes. We believe Mark can come in and strengthen the programme both on court, and off of it, in our mission to provide the best development opportunities for girls across West Yorkshire.

Mark officially begins at Leeds Carnegie on the 24th May 2013.

By leedscarnegiebasketball.co.uk



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Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 1-0 
 2. Connecticut S. 1-0 
 3. Indiana F. 1-0 
 4. Chicago S. 0-0 
 5. Washington M. 0-0 
 6. New York L. 0-1 
Western
 1. L.Angeles S. 1-0 
 2. Minnesota L. 0-0 
 3. Phoenix M. 0-0 
 4. S.Antonio SS 0-1 
 5. Seattle S. 0-1 
 6. Tulsa S. 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 2

May. 26: L.Angeles S. - Seattle S. 102-69
May. 27: Tulsa S. - Washington M.
May. 27: Phoenix M. - Chicago S.