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  ABA   



Seattle Mountaineers sign Rory Miller - by Gianni Pascucci

The Seattle Mountaineers have signed Rory Miller (6'7''-F-89), from Columbus State University (GA) for the 2013-2014 ABA (American Basketball Association) seasons. The Columbus State men's basketball senior took home Most Valuable Player honors at the Georgia Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game played this month in Atlanta.
Miller earned the MVP honor despite his team losing the game, as he scored 18 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. The game featured the top seniors from NCAA Division II and NCAA Division III schools across the state of Georgia. Miller was also selected to the GABCA NCAA Division All-State 1st team.
What we get in Rory is a very solid player that does more on the floor than his stats indicate. (14 pts., 8 rebounds-Columbus State U.). Rory is not only an outstanding basketball player but is also a person of solid character, he will do well in our program, stated Mountaineer Coach Don Sims.



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  ARGENTINA   

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, Santurce17.6 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.15.8 
 8. Lytch, Argentino15.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol15.0 
 10. Campazzo, Penarol14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  Quebradillas
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Phillip, Quebradil.10.8 
 2. Clancy, Marinos10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.0 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Lanus7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Mata, Penarol6.9 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.1 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.8 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Laprovittola, Lanus3.9 
 7. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 8. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 9. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
 10. Treise, Libertad3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Washam, Regatas C.1.4 
 7. Elsener, Atenas1.4 
 8. Laprovittola, Lanus1.4 
 9. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 10. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Marinos1.7 
 2. Battle, Lanus1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Santiago, Boca Jrs1.1 
 5. Meyinsse, Regat.1.1 
 6. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 7. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 8. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 10. Mata, Penarol0.8 



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   

Standings

O Standings
 1 Petron Blaze 15-3 
 2 Satria Muda 13-5 
 3 KL Dragons 10-8 
 4 Thailand S. 7-12 
 5 Singapore S. 7-12 
 6 Saigon H. 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

May. 2: Saigon H. - Singapore S. 62-63
May. 3: Petron Blaze - Satria Muda
May. 5: Singapore S. - KL Dragons



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  AUSTRIA   


WIth new Head Coach on board WBC Wels and Captain Davor Lamesic stay put. - by Stefan Prager

Right after the 2012/2013 campaign ended for WBC Raiffeisen Wels the club renewed his most important player. Captain and national team player Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) renewed his contract for four more seasons and wil stay in Wels throughout 2016/2017. With Lamesic under contract Wels started what is believed to be a complete roster update. With Ervin Zulic and Lamesic Wels has just two players under contract.

Busy days are ahead for Wels and their new Head Coach Philip Dejworek . Dejworek who last coached the Bakken Bears in Denmark, winning two titles, was presented as the successor of Pete Miller . Miller coached the WBC for two seasons but couldn't fullfill the high expectations of the club. Wels missed the so called Hauptrunde 1 and had to qualify for the playoffs from the bottom 6. In the playoffs there was nearly no chance of beating BC Vienna. Wels lost the quarter final series with one game to three.

Lamesic who played his 5th season with Wels appeared in 28 contests this season averaging 16.2 ppg, 6.8 rpg and 2.8 apg while shooting nearly 53% from the field. The 29 year old power forward is a nine time ABL all star.



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  BELGIUM   


Leuven lands Jonathan Dubas, ex Monthey - by Eurobasket News

Stella Artois Leuven Bears (Ethias League) tabbed 22-year old former Swiss international small forward Jonathan Dubas (202-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Belgian passport. Dubas started the season at BBC Monthey in Swiss LNA league. In 30 games he averaged 11.5ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season he played also at Monthey (LNA) in Switzerland. In 32 games he had 8.0ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.0apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Co-Most Improved Player of the Year and selected to All-Domestic Players Team.
Dubas was also a member of Swiss international program for some years. He played for Swiss Senior National Team between 2011 and 2012 and previously for U20 National Team between 2010 and 2011. Dubas represented Switzerland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: 8.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 50.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  BRAZIL   

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Vieira, Flamengo20.9 
 2. Holloway, Liga S.20.4 
 3. Day, Uberlandia19.0 
 4. Simmons, Vila Velha18.5 
 5. Dawkins, Liga S.18.0 
 6. Dos Santos, Brasil.17.4 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.17.1 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Min.16.9 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.16.8 
 10. Beal, Minas16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Babby ARAUJO
  Mogi d.
  (211-C-80)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Araujo, Mogi d.8.7 
 2. Ribeiro, Basque.8.4 
 3. Rodriguez, Flame.8.4 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia8.0 
 5. Castellar, Limeira7.4 
 6. Antonio, S.Jose/U.7.3 
 7. Becker, S.Jose/U.7.3 
 8. Teichmann, Franca7.1 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.0 
 10. Silveira, Flamengo6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  S.Jose/U.
  (186-PG-81)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. de Assis, S.Jose/U.7.7 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.6.4 
 3. Collum, Uberlandia6.0 
 4. Pinheiro, Vila Vel.5.5 
 5. Silva, Uberlandia5.1 
 6. Garcia, Uberlandia4.5 
 7. Fischer, Bauru4.5 
 8. Taylor, Bauru4.4 
 9. Lima, Limeira4.3 
 10. Figueroa, Franca4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 0.2
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.0.2 
 2. Stallworth, Pinhei.0.2 
 3. Ribeiro, Basque.0.2 
 4. Pinheiro, Limeira0.1 
 5. Lima, Limeira0.1 
 6. Ramon, Limeira0.1 
 7. Rossetto, Basque.0.1 
 8. Mortari, Pinheiro.0.1 
 9. Alves, Brasilia0.1 
 10. Passilongo, Suza.0.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Arlindo NETO
  Liga Sorocaba
  (187-G-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Neto, Liga Soroca.2.2 
 2. Dawkins, Liga S.2.1 
 3. Campos, Suzano1.9 
 4. Nardi Duarte, Min.1.8 
 5. Taylor, Bauru1.8 
 6. Teichmann, Franca1.8 
 7. Figueroa, Franca1.8 
 8. Parker, Vila Velha1.7 
 9. Brown, Palmeiras1.7 
 10. Ribeiro, Brasilia1.6 


NBB Round 2 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Flamengo - Paulistano 80-76

Flamnego celebrated the second straight win over Paulistano. The hosts trailed by 16 points at the halftime before their 58-38 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Flamengo made 10 blocks. Paulistano was plagued by 35 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) who scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Ghanian guard Kojo Mensah (193-85, college: Buffalo St., agency: Interperformances) chipped in 12 points. International guard Elinho Corazza (193-89, college: Miami Dade CC) produced 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Eddy Carvalho (194-87) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Four Flamengo and five Paulistano players scored in double figures. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: M.Vieira 19+6reb+3ast, V.Benite 12+1reb+2ast, K.Mensah 12+3reb+1ast, S.Santos 11+2reb, B.Zanotti 8+3reb, O.Rodriguez 8+3reb
Paulistano: E.Carvalho 16+5reb, S.Toyloy 13+6reb+1ast, E.Corazza 12+6reb+6ast, A.Luiz Brugger 11+4reb+4ast, A.Oliveira 11+5reb+1ast, W.Mattos 7+3reb+1ast
gschID: 240245


Uberlandia - Pinheiros/Sky 97-103 2OT

Pinheiros/Sky survived double-overtime thriller to upset Uberlandia away from home. Uberlandia trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 28-15 run in the last quarter tied the game at the end of regular time, But then they lost eventually double-overtime period 11-11. Pinheiros made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Uberlandia was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who scored 24 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international power forward Mineiro Ferreira (208-88) chipped in 24 points and 9 rebounds. American forward Robert Day (197-82, college: W.Oregon) produced 39 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists and his fellow American import guard Robby Collum (185-81, college: W.Michigan) added 14 points, 9 rebounds and 11 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Pinheiros and four Uberlandia players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Pinheiros/Sky: M.Ferreira 24+9reb+1ast, S.Stallworth 24+8reb+8ast, P.Boracini 14+5reb+3ast, J.Smith 13+5reb+4ast, G.Araujo 10+1reb, A.Bambu 10+5reb+2ast
Uberlandia: R.Day 39+5reb+4ast, L.Felipe Gruber 16+4reb+1ast, R.Collum 14+9reb+11ast, J.Estevam Ferreira 10+7reb, A.Parisotto 9+3reb+1ast, V.Silva 6+7reb+6ast
gschID: 240244


Bauru - Franca 86-79

Bauru held off France for 1-1 tie in the series. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-79. The best player for the winners was American forward DeAndre Coleman (201-86, college: S.Alabama) who scored 23 points and 5 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Forward Pilar Alves (200-84) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. Argentinian point guard Juan Pablo Figueroa (184-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and guard Caue Borges dos Santos (180-91) added 18 points and 5 blocks respectively for the guests. Five Paschoalotto/Bauru and four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures. Vivo/Franca's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Bauru: D.Coleman 23+5reb+2ast, A.de Sousa 19+5reb+3ast, P.Alves 19+7reb+2ast, L.Taylor 12+9reb+4ast, G.Pereira 11+2reb+1ast, A.Mosso 2+3reb+4ast
Franca: C.Borges dos Santos 18+4reb, L.Meindl 16+3reb+1ast, J.Pablo Figueroa 13+7reb+6ast, R.Souza 12+5reb+1ast, J.Froehlich 6+2reb, D.Kurtz 5+3reb
gschID: 240247


Brasilia - S.Jose/Unimed 100-79

Brasilia outgunned visiting Sao Jose/Unimed to knot things up in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Brasilia. Sao Jose/Vinac was better in third quarter 25-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 23-of-27 free shots (85.2 percent) during the game. Sao Jose/Vinac was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) who scored 25 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international center Paulo Prestes (210-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 14 rebounds. The former international point guard Fulvio de Assis (186-81) produced 17 points and 4 assists and international swingman Dede Stefanelli (196-84) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Five Brasilia and four Sao Jose/Vinac players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: W.Dos Santos 25+5reb+5ast, P.Prestes 16+14reb+3ast, A.Silva 16+5reb+2ast, G.Giovannoni 15+6reb+3ast, A.Ribeiro 14+5reb+1ast, T.Romualdo 6+2reb+1ast
S.Jose/Unimed: D.Stefanelli 18+3reb+1ast, F.de Assis 17+3reb+4ast, L.Felipe Lemes 13+3reb+2ast, M.Becker 11+5reb+1ast, E.Camilo 6+2reb, A.Laws 5+1reb
gschID: 240246



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  CANADA   


Marvell Waithe earned the Ligaen title with the Bears - by Eurobasket News

Marvell Waithe (205-F-87, college: Arkansas) earned the Ligaen title with the Bears. They shot down Svendborg on the road in the decisive seventh game of the title series. Andreas Jakobsen fired 24 points to lead the winners.
The Bears stormed into the game. They accumulated a 26:16 lead after the opening quarter. Svendborg managed to bounce back in the second term. The Rabbits narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 42:45. The Bears maintained the lead throughout the third term. Bakken entered the fourth frame up by four points 65:61. Andreas Jakobsen stretched the gap at 9-point mark 80:71 midway through the fourth period. The Rabbits could not get closer than 7 points throughout the remainder of the contest as Bakken cruised to the victory. Charles Parker posted 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Morten Sahlertz chipped in 12 points for the winning side. Marvell Waithe collected 9 points and 5 boards. Donald Rutherford with 24 points and 9 rebounds for the Rabbits. Mikkel Plannthin netted 24 points in the loss.



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  COLOMBIA   

Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 8

Apr. 30: Bucaros - Once Caldas 88-73
Apr. 30: Academia - Aguilas 79-74
May. 1: Bambuqueros - Piratas 115-117

Second Stage: Round 9

May. 3: Bambuqueros - Bucaros
May. 3: Aguilas - Piratas
May. 3: Academia - Once Caldas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stalin ORTIZ
  Bambuqueros
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Ortiz, Bambuqueros22.5 
 2. Thomas, Piratas22.5 
 3. Chavez Jacob., Ac.20.8 
 4. Rayson, Aguilas20.0 
 5. Culver, Caribbea.19.1 
 6. Northern, Halcones18.6 
 7. Brooks, Bucaros18.3 
 8. Bradford, Caribb.18.1 
 9. Gilbert, Bucaros17.9 
 10. Dorsey, Bambuque.17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 John HERNANDEZ
  Bucaros
  (207-C-84)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Hernandez, Bucaros12.8 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Piratas11.3 
 3. Northern, Halcones10.9 
 4. Culver, Caribbea.8.8 
 5. Smith, Aguilas8.8 
 6. Blue, Academia8.6 
 7. Rayson, Aguilas7.1 
 8. Baquero, Halcones6.7 
 9. Trocha, Bucaros5.9 
 10. Cortes, Once Cal.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Moreno, Piratas5.4 
 2. Mayfield, Aguilas5.3 
 3. Dorsey, Bambuque.4.9 
 4. Brooks, Bucaros4.5 
 5. Chavez Jacob., Ac.4.5 
 6. Nelson, Halcones3.8 
 7. Bacci, Aguilas3.5 
 8. Thomas, Piratas3.4 
 9. Jordan, Once Cald.3.3 
 10. Bradford, Caribb.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Edgar MORENO
  Piratas
  (190-G-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Moreno, Piratas2.1 
 2. Ortiz, Bambuqueros1.8 
 3. Mayfield, Aguilas1.7 
 4. Dorsey, Bambuque.1.6 
 5. Jordan, Once Cald.1.5 
 6. Pomare, Caribbea.1.4 
 7. Chavez Jacob., Ac.1.4 
 8. Garris, Once Caldas1.3 
 9. Renteria, Halcones1.3 
 10. Bacci, Aguilas1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel NORTHERN
  Halcones
  (206-F/C-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Northern, Halcones2.2 
 2. Farley, Academia0.8 
 3. Perez, Bambuqueros0.8 
 4. Blue, Academia0.7 
 5. Hernandez, Bucaros0.6 
 6. Baquero, Halcones0.5 
 7. Smith, Aguilas0.5 
 8. Fernandez, Aguilas0.5 
 9. Aguaslimpias, Acad.0.5 
 10. Arboleda, Halcones0.5 


Reque Newsome claims Colombian DPB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American-Uruguayan Reque Newsome (204-C-81) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's leader Bambuqueros and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7 (Second Stage).
The 31-year old center had a double-double of 27 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team beat Piratas (#2, 4-3) 98-86. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Bambuqueros to consolidate first place in the Colombian DPB. Bambuqueros have a solid 6-1 record. Newsome just recently signed at Bambuqueros, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Reque Newsome averages this season 14.8ppg and 9.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American point guard Cesar Chavez Jacobo (196-PG-85) of Academia. Chavez Jacobo impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course he lead Academia to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Aguilas (#6, 2-6) 106-82. Academia's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-5 record. Chavez Jacobo is one of the most experienced players at Academia and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was another Bambuqueros' star - American Darrin Dorsey (188-PG). Dorsey showcased his all-around game by recording 29 points, seven rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was another key player of Bambuqueros, helping his team with a 98-86 win against #2 ranked Piratas in a game of the week. Bambuqueros confirms their top position in the standings Dorsey has a great season in Colombia. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.9apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Crawford (201-F-84) of Academia - 16 points and 11 rebounds
5. Tayron Thomas (191-PG-84) of Piratas - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Rome Sanders (203-F/C-84) of Once Caldas - 18 points and 7 rebounds
7. Norbey Aragon (194-F/G-78) of Academia - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Sergio Trocha (204-C-87) of Bucaros - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Philip Brooks (188-G-84) of Bucaros - 19 points and 3 assists
10. John Hernandez (207-C-84) of Bucaros - 10 points and 15 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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  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, Levice16.8 
 6. Blazek, B&W Opava16.7 
 7. Meno, USK Praha16.6 
 8. Reese, Usti n.16.3 
 9. Zabas, BK Pardubi.15.5 
 10. Mroz, Svitavy15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FIELDS
  Chomutov
  (205-F-88)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Fields, Chomutov10.6 
 2. Tomanec, J.Hradec8.9 
 3. Meno, USK Praha8.6 
 4. Muirhead, BK Pardu.7.8 
 5. Simmons, Levice7.5 
 6. Kohout, BK Prost.7.3 
 7. Nuhanovic, Levice7.3 
 8. Wilson, NH Ostrava7.2 
 9. Houska, BK Decin6.8 
 10. Deloach, Svitavy6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  BC Kolin
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Ubilla, BC Kolin5.6 
 2. Sirina, B&W Opava5.6 
 3. Ames, NH Ostrava5.4 
 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. Bolds, BC Kolin1.8 
 8. Deloach, Svitavy1.8 
 9. Taylor, Los A.1.6 
 10. Reese, Usti n.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew NAYMICK
  CEZ N.
  (209-C-85)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Naymick, CEZ N.1.7 
 2. Nuhanovic, Levice1.6 
 3. Fields, Chomutov1.1 
 4. Simmons, Levice1.0 
 5. Miklosik, B&W O.1.0 
 6. Meno, USK Praha1.0 
 7. Svrdlik, BK Prost.0.9 
 8. Kohout, BK Prost.0.9 
 9. Mroz, Svitavy0.8 
 10. Kramny, B&W Opava0.8 


NH Ostrava reach the Semifinals - by Eurobasket News

BC Kolin - NH Ostrava 55-82 (1-3)

NH Ostrava dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to BC Kolin's 44. The winners were led by American forward Austin Dufault (205-90, college: Colorado) who scored that evening 26 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import point guard Rahsaan Ames (184-78, college: Shaw) supported him with 19 points and 7 assists. Even a double-double of 12 points and 12 rebounds by forward Martin Kriz (201-93) did not help to save the game for BC Kolin. American guard Demarius Bolds (190-84, college: Missouri Western, agency: I.D.S. Law) added 11 points and 6 rebounds for lost side.
Top scorers:
NH Ostrava: A.Dufault 26+8reb+2ast, R.Ames 19+4reb+7ast, J.Stehlik 14+3reb+2ast, L.Jurecka 8+7reb, M.Gniadek 6+6reb+2ast, J.Wilson 5+6reb
BC Kolin: M.Kriz 12+12reb, D.Bolds 11+6reb+3ast, S.Zuzak 11+3reb, E.Ubilla 8+3reb+3ast, R.Field 6+4reb+1ast, T.Vyoral 3+2reb
gschID: 240163


Levice - BK Prostejov 77-66 (2-2)

Levice dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to BK Prostejov's 26. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Levice made 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Richard Grznar (189-91) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Brandon Fields (193-88, college: Nevada) who added 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Four Levice players scored in double figures. At the losing side international Kamil Svrdlik (206-86, college: Fair Dickinson) responded with 13 points and 9 rebounds and Slovakian Dusan Pandula (196-84) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Levice: R.Grznar 21+7reb, B.Fields 17+5reb+3ast, W.Kemp 14+3reb+2ast, T.Mrvis 10+5reb+1ast, J.Simmons 8+12reb+2ast, S.Nuhanovic 4+9reb
BK Prostejov: D.Pandula 16+6reb+1ast, K.Svrdlik 13+9reb+1ast, P.Slezak 12+3reb+2ast, J.Bohacik 9+3reb+3ast, J.Prasil 8+4reb, O.Kohout 5+7reb
gschID: 240162


BK Pardubice - BK Decin 92-80 (2-2)

BK Pardubice made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. BK Decin was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by Canadian-Jamaican forward Corey Muirhead (197-83, college: W.Carolina) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and American center Travis Nelson (208-87, college: Minnesota St.) supported him with 22 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his twelve free throws !!!). Even a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds by the former international Jakub Houska (207-82) did not help to save the game for BK Decin. American guard Levell Sanders (189-75, college: Seton Hall, agency: Stanley International) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side.
Top scorers:
BK Pardubice: C.Muirhead 23+10reb+5ast, T.Nelson 22+5reb+2ast, P.Bohacik 18+4reb+3ast, L.Kotas 7+3reb+3ast, Z.Pospisil 7+5reb, E.Zabas 6+1reb+1ast
BK Decin: J.Houska 20+12reb+1ast, P.Pope 14+2reb+5ast, L.Sanders 12+5reb+4ast, M.Soukup 9+2reb+2ast, G.Kinter 7, J.Jiricek 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 240161



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  DENMARK   

Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Colas, Randers24.3 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.21.7 
 3. Jukic, Horsens IC21.4 
 4. Walker, Naestved19.8 
 5. Bowlin, Horsens IC19.6 
 6. Delk, Vaerlose19.3 
 7. Funches, Aarhus BC18.6 
 8. Tomko, Etzella18.5 
 9. Darboe, Svendborg18.2 
 10. Thomann, Horse.18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Bonell COLAS
  Randers
  (205-F-82)
  Avg: 14.7
 1. Colas, Randers14.7 
 2. Rutherford, Svend.9.6 
 3. Dezouvre, Aarhus9.4 
 4. Jukic, Horsens IC8.8 
 5. Doggett, Naestved8.4 
 6. Waithe, Bakken8.1 
 7. Moritz, SISU8.0 
 8. Walker, Naestved7.9 
 9. Washington, Svend.7.9 
 10. Baker, Vaerlose7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Miguel ORTEGA
  Randers
  (188-PG-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Ortega, Randers6.8 
 2. Bowlin, Horsens IC6.5 
 3. Darboe, Svendborg5.4 
 4. Nielsen, SISU5.3 
 5. Murphy, Naestved4.8 
 6. Tomko, Etzella4.5 
 7. Dennis, SISU4.3 
 8. Plannthin, Svend.4.2 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik4.0 
 10. Delaney, Aalborg3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Skyler BOWLIN
  Horsens IC
  (190-G-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Bowlin, Horsens IC3.0 
 2. Tomko, Etzella2.4 
 3. Nielsen, SISU2.1 
 4. Delk, Vaerlose2.1 
 5. Ortega, Randers2.1 
 6. Walker, Naestved2.0 
 7. Dennis, SISU1.9 
 8. Darboe, Svendborg1.9 
 9. Jukic, Horsens IC1.8 
 10. Rungby, Horsens1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Gregory WASHINGTON
  Svend.
  (208-C/F-84)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Svend.2.6 
 2. Colas, Randers2.0 
 3. Marinkovic, Horsho.1.5 
 4. Christoffers., Bak.1.4 
 5. Jukic, Horsholm1.3 
 6. Funches, Aarhus BC1.1 
 7. Jukic, Horsens IC1.1 
 8. Doggett, Naestved1.1 
 9. Delk, Vaerlose1.0 
 10. Thomann, Horse.1.0 


Finals MVP: Big-Chris - by Christian Hamborg

As described in this news Bakken Bears could celebrate yet another Danish Championship by defeating Svendborg Rabbits in 7 games.

Media voted Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) as Finals MVP. The 218 cm tall Chris Christoffersen has been the defensive key for the champions in all his years with Bakken Bears but this season he stepped up his game in the finals and made some huge plays both offensively and defensively giving him the Finals MVP title.

During the 7-game series Christoffersen in 29 minuttes per game averaged 13.3 ppg, 10.6 rpg and 2.1 bpg while shooting 61 % from the field. Christoffersen had his best game of the series in game 1 in which he had 20 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks.



Bakken Bears celebrate Ligaen title - by Eurobasket News

Svendborg Rabbits - Bakken Bears 83:92

Bakken Bears earned the Ligaen title. They shot down Svendborg on the road in the decisive seventh game of the title series. Andreas Jakobsen (187-PG-83, college: Columbia, MO) fired 24 points to lead the winners.
The Bears stormed into the game. They accumulated a 26:16 lead after the opening quarter. Svendborg managed to bounce back in the second term. The Rabbits narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 42:45. The Bears maintained the lead throughout the third term. Bakken entered the fourth frame up by four points 65:61. Andreas Jakobsen stretched the gap at 9-point mark 80:71 midway through the fourth period. The Rabbits could not get closer than 7 points throughout the reminder of the contest as Bakken cruised to the victory. Charles Parker (193-G-85, college: Millersville) posted 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89) chipped in 12 points for the winning side. Donald Rutherford (199-F/C-87, college: Catawba) answered with 24 points and 9 rebounds for the Rabbits. Mikkel Plannthin (195-G-88, agency: FCM) netted 24 points in the loss.

Svendborg Rabbits: Donald Rutherford 24, Mikkel Plannthin 24
Bakken Bears: Andreas Jakobsen 24, Charles Parker 21, Morten Sahlertz 12



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  EL SALVADOR   


Copa Alba last round - by Jaime Arevalo

The First Division tournment has been named this year "Copa Alba".. In the last round of games, San Marcos confirmed it leadership by defeating UTEC, 92-81, led by Martin Ignacio Ramos (170-PG-92), who scored 31 pts and Oscar Rivera (190-F-80), who added 18 pts. Eduardo Escalante (G-93) scored 18 for UTEC in losing effort.
In another game of the last round, Roll Royce prevailed over Delgadense 88-67, making an important pace ahead on the table. Eduardo Lopez shined at the winning side with 18 pts, the best in Delgadense UES were Marlon Bonilla (F) (23) and Kevin Hernandez (15).
In the last game of the round, AND1 San Miguel beat Chaleco 75-55 in front of its fans, with Edgar Ramirez (191-F) leading the way at 28 pts and Alexis Romero adding 27. Alex Burgos was the top scorer in Chaleco with 13



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  ESTONIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.16.4 
 2. Tamm, Tarvas16.0 
 3. Laksa, Tarvas15.4 
 4. Matulionis, Parnu15.0 
 5. Raley-Ross, Tarvas14.8 
 6. Akenparg, TTU14.7 
 7. Wilkinson, Kalev/C.14.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev14.2 
 9. Laur, Hito/Johvi13.5 
 10. Ingram, TU/Rock13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Rain RAADIK
  Parnu
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Raadik, Parnu11.5 
 2. Okoye, Tln Kalev10.6 
 3. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.8.9 
 4. Trumm, Hito/Johvi8.2 
 5. Lindmets, Tarvas7.9 
 6. Grafs, Valga6.9 
 7. Keedus, TTU6.9 
 8. Arnold, TTU6.6 
 9. Raley-Ross, Tarvas6.6 
 10. Ringmets, Rapla6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Augustas PECIUKEVICIUS
  Parnu
  (192-G-91)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Peciukeviciu., Par.5.4 
 2. Ingram, TU/Rock4.7 
 3. Keedus, TTU4.7 
 4. Raley-Ross, Tarvas4.1 
 5. Tamm, Tarvas4.1 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev3.1 
 7. Saare, Hito/Johvi3.1 
 8. Laane, Rapla3.1 
 9. Cunda, Valga3.0 
 10. Sokk, Kalev/Cramo2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Rait-Riivo LAANE
  Rapla
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Laane, Rapla2.3 
 2. Dorbek, Rapla2.1 
 3. Keedus, TTU1.9 
 4. Tamm, Tarvas1.9 
 5. Peciukeviciu., Par.1.6 
 6. Campbell, Tln Kalev1.6 
 7. Akenparg, TTU1.6 
 8. Leppik, TU/Rock1.6 
 9. Puidet, TTU1.5 
 10. Saks, Tarvas1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Bamba FALL
  Kalev/Cramo
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Fall, Kalev/Cramo2.4 
 2. Stewart, Tarvas1.2 
 3. Toome, TU/Rock0.9 
 4. Elegar, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 5. Arnold, TTU0.9 
 6. Matulionis, Parnu0.7 
 7. Grim, Valga0.6 
 8. Okoye, Tln Kalev0.6 
 9. Nelyubov, TU/Rock0.6 
 10. Saarmets, TTU0.6 


KML: The finals are set - by Janar

For the third year in a row, BC Kalev/Cramo and Tartu University/Rock will battle for the most important title in Estonian sports - Estonian basketball championship. That became clear after both teams won the 3rd games of semifinal series.

BC Kalev/Cramo used home court advantage and defeated TYCO Rapla 80:69 after leading 23:11 after the 1st and 47:26 after the 2nd quarter. Still, the underdogs nearly got back into the game and the second half became very interesting. The tension exploded in the 4th quarter when Keith McLeod assaulted Martin Dorbek and pushed the referee and was rejected. Estonian Basketball Federation punished the player with a three-game suspension and a fine of 1000 euros.
Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) led the winners with 18 points, but the greatest performance was accompished by Bamba Fall (217-C-86, college: SMU) who had 14 points, 7 rebounds and the all-time record of Estonian league - 9 blocks! Martin Paasoja (191-G-93) scored 15 in losing effort.

TU/Rock crushed BC Rakvere Tarvas 94:63 in the third and last game of the series. Kristo Saage (185-PG-85) buried 5 three-pointers and scored 18 points. Marek Doronin (200-F/G-83) added 12p +10r and Egidijus Dimsa (205-C-85) 12 points. Brandis Raley-Ross (188-G-87, college: S.Carolina) had huge 26p + 7r, Anthony Stewart (203-C) 17p +7r.





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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bobby BROWN
  Montepaschi
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Brown, Montepaschi18.8 
 2. Nachbar, Brose B.16.1 
 3. Bogdanovic, Fener..15.9 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympia.14.7 
 5. Jerrells, Maine RC14.2 
 6. Lampe, Caja L.13.9 
 7. Farmar, Anadolu13.8 
 8. Weems, CSKA13.7 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.13.6 
 10. Krstic, CSKA13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Viktor KHRYAPA
  CSKA
  (203-F-82)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Khryapa, CSKA7.5 
 2. James, Maccabi T-A6.5 
 3. Tomic, FCB Regal6.3 
 4. Lasme, Panathin.6.1 
 5. Lampe, Caja L.6.1 
 6. Hines, Olympiacos5.9 
 7. Erden, Anadolu Ef.5.6 
 8. Mirotic, Real Madr.5.5 
 9. Davis, Khimky5.5 
 10. Thompson, ALBA5.4 
Assists Per Game
 Zoran PLANINIC
  Khimky
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Planinic, Khimky6.3 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.8 
 3. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.6 
 4. Brown, Montepaschi5.3 
 5. Teodosic, CSKA5.0 
 6. Heurtel, Caja L.4.5 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu4.0 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral4.0 
 9. Farmar, Anadolu3.9 
 10. Khryapa, CSKA3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Ibrahim JAABER
  Petrochimi
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Jaaber, Petrochimi1.9 
 2. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.9 
 3. Gordon, Anadolu1.8 
 4. Khryapa, CSKA1.6 
 5. Diamantidis, Panat.1.4 
 6. Hickman, Maccabi1.4 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 8. Cook, Caja Laboral1.3 
 9. Calloway, Unicaja1.2 
 10. Planinic, Khimky1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A1.9 
 2. Lasme, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Monya, Khimky1.2 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal1.1 
 5. Hines, Olympiacos1.1 
 6. Kaun, CSKA1.1 
 7. Vidmar, Besiktas1.1 
 8. Falker, Besiktas1.0 
 9. Davis, Khimky1.0 
 10. Zoric, Unicaja1.0 



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  FINLAND   

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Martin ZENO
  Nilan Bisons
  (196-G-85)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Zeno, Nilan Bisons22.8 
 2. Conley, LrNM.22.3 
 3. Relphorde, Salon V.21.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.20.5 
 5. Clavell, Humacao20.0 
 6. Haanpaa, Lapua19.3 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto19.1 
 8. Holloway, Namika L.18.0 
 9. Logins, LrNM.17.1 
 10. Bullock, Kauhajoki17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 T.J. ROBINSON
  Korihait
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Korihait10.3 
 2. McDade, Nilan B.10.2 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki9.6 
 4. Giles, KTP9.6 
 5. Conley, LrNM.9.5 
 6. Quaintance, Kauha.9.3 
 7. Thornton, FoKoPo9.1 
 8. Watt, Korihait8.8 
 9. Williams, Pyrinto8.5 
 10. Johnson, Namika8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Damon WILLIAMS
  Pyrinto
  (201-F-73)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Williams, Pyrinto6.4 
 2. Coleman, Lapua5.9 
 3. Ivey, Nilan Bisons5.5 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.5.1 
 5. Nikkarinen, Kouvot4.9 
 6. Smith, Kataja4.6 
 7. Watson, Kauhajoki4.4 
 8. Burgess, FoKoPo3.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons3.8 
 10. Holloway, Namika3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jonte FLOWERS
  Kataja
  (196-F/G-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Flowers, Kataja2.5 
 2. Quaintance, Kauha.2.3 
 3. Coleman, Lapua2.3 
 4. Gibson, LrNM.2.2 
 5. Smith, Kataja2.0 
 6. Holloway, Namika L.1.9 
 7. Ulmer, Pyrinto1.8 
 8. Tolbert, Lapua1.7 
 9. Conley, LrNM.1.7 
 10. Williams, KTP1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Haminn QUAINTANCE
  Kauha.
  (201-F-85)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Quaintance, Kauha.1.4 
 2. Barrett, KTP1.3 
 3. Ford, Kauhajoki1.1 
 4. Fields, Kataja1.1 
 5. Ahvenniemi, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Giles, KTP1.0 
 7. Dyer, Hapoel Kazrin0.9 
 8. Williams, Pyrinto0.9 
 9. Zeno, Nilan Bisons0.9 
 10. Nikkila, Pyrinto0.9 


KORISLIIGA: Finalists Bisons and KTP - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Korisliiga, semi-finals, Game # 4: Karhu (Kauhajoki) won three quarters vs Bisons (Loimaa), but lost the first one 9-32 and the contest 78-85 (34-45). Quarters: 9-32, 25-13, 25-22, 19-18. Karhu was not ready, when tonight's game got started. Visitor's Martin Zeno (196-G-85, college: Texas Tech) and Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) crushed the hosts during the first 10 minutes. Then later Karhu got themselves in the game, but Bisons never gave the lead away. Karhu - Bisons 1-3. Bisons second time in the top league and second time in the Finals! Giordan Watson (178-PG-85, agency: IBS, college: Cent.Michigan) led Karhu with 30 points (1 - 5/6, 2 - 8/16, 3 - 3/7). Zeno netted 32 pts (1 - 6/9, 2 - 10/17, 3 - 2/3) for Bisons.
In Kotka local KTP beat Kataja (Joensuu) 73-60 (37-30) and made the Finals first time in 19 years with 3-1 victories. Quarters: 18-16, 19-14, 17-17, 19-13. Kataja was unlucky with team's American players. Daniel Coleman (206-F-85, college: Minnesota) didn't get on his level and Jonte Flowers (196-F/G-85, college: Winona St.) played only 12:20 minutes and got injured (shoulder). KTP had four players in double figures. Devonne Giles (203-F-83, college: Texas Tech) had again a double-double 18pts/10rbs. KTP won also the rebounds 41-28.
The Finals (Bisons vs KTP) between May 7-17. Bronze game Kataja vs Karhu on May 8 in Joensuu.

Karhu - Bisons 78-85 (34-45). (Giordan Watson 30, J'Nathan Bullock 13, Haminn Quaintance 12 - Martin Zeno 32/9, Jeb Ivey 21, Ryan McDade 10/15. A: 1105).
KTP - Kataja 73-60 (37-30). (Devonne Giles 18/10, Sefton Barrett 16/9, Bojan Sarcevic 10 - Johnell Smith 16, Antti Kanervo 11, Petri Virtanen 9. A: 1400).



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  FRANCE   


Terence Dials extends with Orleans - by Eurobasket News

Orleans and Terence Dials (206-F/C-83, college: Ohio St.) agreed on terms of contract extension. The centre will spend at least one more season with the team. Terence Dials started the season with Hyeres-Toulon Var Basket. He notched 12.8 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in ProB. The centre signed with Orleans in April. His stats read 9.5 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.0 assist per appearance in ProA. Previously Terence Dials had stints in Taiwan, China, Cyprus, Switzerland, Germany. He was named into All-Cyprus League 2nd Team in 2011. He also made it into All-Chinese NBL 2nd Team in 2010. The centre participated at French ProA All-Star Game back in 2007.


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  GERMANY   


Joshua Dahmen remains with Noma Iserlohn - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Regionaliga team Noma Iserlohn have announced that Joshua Dahmen (187-G-92) will remain with the team. The 192cm forward will be playing his sixth season in the Regionaliga. The team announced that next season he will spend more time at the small forward position. "We are happy that with Joshua an energizer and real integration figure can stay with the team. He has made big strides in the last two years and he sill has much potential", stressed head coach Matthias Gorthe. The club also announced that Greg Baker and Vytautas Nedzinskas did not get contract extensions.

Source: Noma Iserlohn




Richie Williams (SC Rasta Vechta) We Have To Make The Duesseldorf Big Men Work - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Richard Williams (178-PG-87, college: San Diego St.) is a 25 year old 178cm guard that played for SC Rasta Vechta this season and is sitting in the Pro A finals against the Duesseldorf Baskets. He is a very fast guard that can play either one or two. Great at pushing the break. Can score by shooting the three or using his explosiveness to beat his man. Gets to the basket and scores in traffic. A specialist in steals that uses his quickness to intimidate on defense. Great ball control. Gets the whole team involved when playing the point but can takeover a game at any time. He started his basketball career at San Diego St. (NCAA) in 2005 where he played until 2009. In his senior year he played 36 games: 7.2ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.5apg, 2.1spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3Pts: 37.5%, FT: 64.2%. In 2009-2010, he started his professional basketball career for The San Diego Surf (ABA), in Jan.'10 moved to FSU Selfoss (Iceland-Express League, starting five): 8 games: 27.5ppg, 8.1rpg, 3.4apg, 2.8spg, FGP: 51.6%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 72.7%. Last season he played for UBC Hannover Tigers (Germany-ProB, starting five): 33 games: 18.3ppg, 5.1rpg, Assists-4 (5.7apg), Steals-2 (3.2spg), FGP: 48.1%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 75.8%. He spoke to eurobasket about the Pro A final games.

Congrats on reaching the Beko BBL and Pro A final. SC Rasta Vechta got by BG Karlsruhe in a hard fought 5 game series. What was key in getting to the final?

I feel the key to us making it to the finals was playing with heart and playing with more effort.

How much fun was it playing against the son of legend John Stockton seven times this season? Is there ever any healthy trash talking or asking for an autograph of his dad? Lol

I don't do too much talking on the court to my opponent. It takes away from my focus. It's always fun to play against someone with a father who's as notable as John Stockton though, he's a basketball icon.


Why was it so hard to win at home during the BG Karlsruhe series?

BG Karlsruhe is a very experienced team so we knew that they wouldn't just fold because they're playing a playoff road game. They were playing to move up as well so the motivation to beat us was there.


SC Rasta Vechta has moved up to the Beko BBL. Is it tough to concentrate on the final against Duesseldorf or will the team be even more focused for this?

It's a blessing to accomplish what we did this year. We also have a lot to be excited about, but at the beginning of the season we said we wanted to be #1 and that can't happen if we overlook Dusseldorf before the series even starts. I will make sure we're focused and ready, that's my job as leader.


Both teams split the season series. In the first game, Duesseldorf won by two points and in the second game Vechta won by 20 points. What do you remember from this series?

I don't remember too much about them because the games were soo long ago, but they do have some new important pieces that weren't there when we played them the first 2 times.


Your one of those players that can really fill up the stat sheet. After what NBA player do you pride your game after?

I try not to model myself after one person but take pieces of many players games. I like to watch how Rondo see's the floor, how Chris Paul plays at different different speeds, or how Russel Westbrook plays with a chip on his shoulder.


Duesseldorf have very capable big men. What else beisdes controling the boards will it be to winning this series?

I think the key will be controlling the pace of the game. Dusseldorf is a big team so I imagine them slowing it down and going inside. We will have to control the paint and then get out and run. Make those big guys work.


What is your opinion of this two game final series that is decided on a weekend by the team that has the best point difference?

I don't agree with it. As a competitor I'd like it to be a 3 or 5 games series so we can see who really is the best. I don't think its fair to the players or fans if we split the two games and have to base it off point differential.


You guys have many very strong Americans on the team, but also good Germans. Daniel Krause doesnt get noticed as much, but I am sure the team does. How important is he to the club?

Very important. His shooting ability opens lanes for me and his scrappy play on defense gives us energy. He definitely brings more to the table than what shows up on the stat sheet.

NBA player Jason Collins cameo out saying he was gay. Do you see more professional athletes following his lead?

Jason Collins definitely has guts for what he did, that takes a lot of courage. I don't know what happens from here but I'm sure more will come forth. Who knows, everything has its time.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Paid in full.


Thanks Richie for the chat.




Adam Waleskowski (Duesseldorf Baskets) The Finals Against SC Rasta Vechta Will Be Physical, Hard Fought And The Outcome Will Be Decided By Only A Few Points. - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Adam Waleskowski (204-F-82, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Florida St.) is a 30 year old 203cm power forward that was born in Cape Girardeau in the United States that also ha sthe German citizenship. This season he is playing for the Duesseldorf Baskets in the Pro A. . He played at Florida St. (NCAA) from 2001-2005. He played at Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-2.Bundesliga) from 2005-2007, but in the second half of the 2006-2007 season moved to Etendard de Brest (France-ProB, starting five): 18 games: 14.2ppg, Reb-3 (8.3), 2.5apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 54%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 75.0%. In 2007, he recieved the German Citizenship and played for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB, starting five): 26 games: 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 70.6%. In 2008-2009, he played for JSF Nanterre (France-ProB), French League: 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.5%, FT: 37.5%; left in Nov.'08, in Jan.'09 moved to Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 11pts, 17reb, 1ast, 1steal, in April '09 signed at Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProA): 4 games: 4.8ppg. In 2009-2010 he played for Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A). In 2010-2011, he played for BG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga): EuroCup: 8 games: 3.6ppg, 2.1rpg, left in Feb. '11; German League: 20 games: 8.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 76.7% Last season, he played for Pizza Express Apollon (Cyprus-Division A): 7 games: 6.4ppg, left in Dec.'11, in Mar.'12 moved to Astrum Levice (Czech Rep.-NBL): 9 games: 10.9ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 48.6%, FT: 76.5%; played also at Onyx Levice (Slovakia-Extraliga): 4 games: 4.3ppg He spoke to eurobasket before game one of the Pro A finals.

The Duesseldorf Baskets were denied a second time the license for the Beko BBL. How tough is it knowing this going into the final?

It has been a real let-down hearing that the license was denied again. But, we are doing our part to win the championship on the court and leaving the other stuff for the organization to deal with.


Murat Didin has been your coach some months now. How much fight does he have and do you think he will keep battling to get a way for his team to play in the Beko BBL?

I know that he has been pushing for the past couple years to get this organization back into the BBL. He will exhaust every option to get this team back there.


How excited are you to suit up against SC Rasta Vechta. In how many final playoff series have you been in your professional basketball career?

I am always excited to get back out and play competitive basketball. When I was in Besancon, France, my team won the championship. I was not able to compete in the playoffs because of a foot injury. I also played in the Cyprus Cup Finals.


What is your opinion of this final format of two games and who has better point difference is the winner? This is a bit like international soccer.

Personally, I think it is terrible for basketball. For soccer I think it is better because 1 or 2 goals makes a huge difference. I think that there should be either a full 5 game series or a single game on a neutral court.


You never played in any games against Vechta, because you werent on the team in the first game, but were in the second game, but didnt play. What was your impression of this team?

Vechta is a well rounded team. They have good players at every position and any one of them have the ability to have a big night. I think it will be a really good match-up for us.


SC Rasta Vechta is coming off a hard fought 5 game series while the Duesseldorf Baskets swept Science City Jena. What kind of series can we await?

I think it is going to be a really competitive series. It will be physical, hard fought and the outcome will be decided by only a few points.


Will fatigue play a factor and in the favor of the Duesseldorf Baskets?

I don't think it will be too big of a factor because it is only a two game series. If it were a full five game series I think it would play in our favor but for two games everyone will suck it up and give it all they have.


What will be key to winning the PRO A title and will the boards and shuting down Richie Williams be key?

Rebounding, defense and limiting turnovers. The rest of the game will come and go but we need to stay solid in these three facets of the game and we will have a great chance.


NBA player Jason Collins came out saying he is gay. Will more professional athletes follow his lead?

It's difficult to say, it is a very touchy subject amongst about 95% of male professional sports players. But, I think there will be at least a few that follow in his foot steps.


What is going to be the first thing you do when you return home to the States?

Get a burrito at Chipotle.

Thanks Adam for the chat




The EWE Baskets Oldenburg Keep Robin Smeulders - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The EWE Baskets Oldenburg announced today that Robin Smeulders (207-F-87, agency: Court Side, college: Portland) has recieved a two year contract extension. Smeulders is a 25 year old 207cm forward that just completed his second season with Oldenburg. Last season he played 33 games in the Beko BBL averaging 6,8ppg, and 3,6rpg. In the Eurochallenge, the Dutch/German played 16 games averaging 8,4ppg, and 3,8rpg. "I feel very comfortable in Oldenburg. Oldenburg is a great club with good structure and belong to the top address in Germany. It is a lot of fun working with the coaching staff and I hope they will keep many players in the future", added Robin Smeulders. "Robin has proved that he is an importnat part of the team. . I ma happy that he will stay with us and I don't see him at the end of his development yet. His development in the last years has been remarkable. He wants to get better in every practice and shows much effort and energy", stressed Oldenburg head coach Sebastian Machowski.


Source: EWE Baskets Oldenburg











The Brose Baskets Bamberg And Jeremiah Massey Part Ways - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


With the Beko BBL playoffs starting this weekend, five time Beko BBL team Brose Baskets Bamberg have announced that they wont be needing the services of Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St.) any longer. Both sides agrred on terms of disolving the contract. Massey came late to Bamberg, but played 10 Beko BBL games averaging 11,3ppg, 5,1rpg and 1,6apg. He shot 65% from the field and 25% from outside. He also played five Euroleague games averaging 6,2ppg and 2,8rpg. "We noticed after a while that the working cooperation wouldnt work. We wish him all the best for the future. Now we will concentrate on the playoffs with the team we have", stressed Bamberg head coach Chris Fleming.

Source: Brose Baskets Bamberg




Hannover cut coach Mai - by Eurobasket News

UBC Hannover Tigers (ProB) cut American coach Michael Mai. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals in 2012. Mai received All-State Coach of the Year award back in 2006.
He has coached previously another German team Magdeburg.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Best Defender Trophy winner: Stephane Lasme, Panathinaikos BC - by Diamadis Farmakis

Stephane Lasme is the brand new 2013 Euroleague Best Defender Trophy winner! The Panathinaikos forward returned to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this season and anchored his team's frontline as the Greens came within just one win away from the Final Four. Lasme was voted Best Defender by Turkish Airlines Euroleague head coaches in the closest race in competition history.

The forward from Gabon, was absolutely dominant in defence, as his 1,76 blocks per game were second in the league and also he was tied for fourth in rebounding, averaging 6,14 per contest

In addition, Lasme was the final line of defense for a rebuilt Panathinaikos squad, which finished the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with the second-fewest points allowed, 69.8 per game. He joins teammate and six-time Best Defender Dimitris Diamantidis to become the second Panathinaikos player to win the award.

This season was the third in the Euroleague with as many different clubs for Lasme, 30. This also marked the third season in which he garnered votes for the Best Defender Award; but this time Lasme had the most. He joined Panathinaikos late, sat out the Euroleague opener and played only 3 minutes in the second game of the regular season, but Lasme very soon ranked significantly higher in several 2012-13 statistical categories.

From his first full game, a road win at Union Olimpija, Lasme sparkled. He led the team with 8 rebounds and rejected 5 shots. Lasme proceeded to block multiple shots in six of the next seven games to help lead the Greens into the Top 16. He added additional four- and five-block games in the Top 16, while fouling out just three times all season. He also rejected his 100th career Euroleague shot during the Top 16.





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Leeuwarden and Leiden won Eredivisie Semi-Finals openers - by Eurobasket News

Leiden - Groningen 75-52 (1-0)

The game was mostly controlled by Leiden. Groningen was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Groningen 42-30 including 28 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Moroccan forward Mohamed Kherrazi (200-90, agency: R.H.Consultancy) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Canadian forward Ross Bekkering (203-87) contributed with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international center Thomas Koenis (206-89, agency: Court Side) answered with 11 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Groningen. 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:
Leiden: M.Kherrazi 17+9reb+1ast, W.de Jong 15+7reb+1ast, R.Bekkering 14+7reb+4ast, S.Cunningham 8+1reb, M.Schachtner 7+4reb+1ast, A.Young 5+1reb+2ast
Groningen: J.Dourisseau 13+5reb+1ast, T.Koenis 11+8reb+2ast, J.Boykin 10+3reb+1ast, R.Jansen 5+3reb+1ast, N.Rohnert 4+2reb+4ast, M.Kingma 4+4reb+1ast
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Den Bosch - Leeuwarden 67-82 (0-1)

The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 28-8 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Leeuwarden looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Den Bosch helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American forward Samme Givens (195, college: Drexel) fired a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. His fellow American import David Michaels (201-90, college: Whitman, agency: Pro One Sports) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Leeuwarden's coach Erik Braal used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Wil Carter (203-88, college: San Jose St.) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Stefan Wessels (203-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy) added 12 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Den Bosch players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: S.Givens 22+13reb+2ast, D.Michaels 15+5reb+1ast, C.Osaikhwuwuomwan 13+3reb, D.Hope 9+1reb, R.Holcomb Faye 8+4reb+8ast, T.de Paula 7+1reb+4ast
Den Bosch: W.Carter 14+6reb+3ast, S.Wessels 12+6reb+4ast, K.Akerboom 12+4reb, A.Young 11+1ast, D.Wright 10+4reb+1ast, M.Bauscher 4+3reb+4ast
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Legends on the move ! - by Gianni Pascucci

The Albany Legends, now in their 4th year, have once again been busy in the off season and so has the IBA. This time, like never before! The Legends are thrilled to also announce that we are in detailed planning discussions with Ray and Jeff Legere of Legere Restorations, Inc. of Schenectady. Legere Restorations has taken control of the historic armory and are in the early stages of turning the Armory into a multipurpose, entertainment and sports facility in time for a winter/spring 2013 or 2014 Legends Spring Season. Get ready for the Schenectady Legends ! In addition, the IBA announced for the current Spring 2013 season that the IBA would be merging with the PBL (Premier Basketball League) and with it comes even greater long term stability, greater regionalization of divisions and of course, the highest quality of independent minor league basketball in the USA. This is a very exciting time for the Legends. We are committed to our community and the long term success of our organization in the greater Capital Region and now Schenectady. We get stronger every day. Not only has the league dramatically improved with recent merger but we now have an opportunity to partner with a first class professional facility in Schenectady, consistent with what our fans expect for a professional basketball experience. Ray and Jeff have been great to work with and we look forward to a long term home and partnership in Schenectady. Our commitment to our fans, our community and to our players will not change. Fans can continue to expect the best from the Legends and a new enhanced experience, thanks to the Legere brothers. The Legends would also like to take the opportunity to thank Christian Brothers Academy where the Legends have called the last two seasons home. CBA has been great and we hope that all our loyal fans will make the short drive down route 7 for our 2013-2014 season., remarked team President, Steve Miller .
While the planning is underway, the Legends will play a short 2013 Spring IBA-PBL road season @ the New Jersey G-Force on May 3rd at the Union Dome in Union City NJ and May 9 and 17th @ the Rochester Razor Sharks Blue Cross Arena in Rochester NY. Once again, the Legends will be lead by sharp shooting point guard Lloyd Johnson (5'11''-G-85) and shooting guard, Ernest-Joseph Gallup (6'4''-G-81, college: Co.Carolina) (Coastal Carolina). The team continues to be led by Head Coach John Coffino , now in his 2nd year with the Legends.
For more information, fans are encouraged to contact the Legends at legendsproball@yahoo.com . Stay tuned for more information. www.iba-pbl.net



Last games results - by Gianni Pascucci

See here the last IBA-PBL games results

Gary Splash 120 - Indiana Diesels 110


Kankakee County Soldiers 126 - West Virginia Miners 112

Bloomington Flex 126 - Lake Michigan Admirals 86 (Justin Bocot (6'4''-G-88, college: S.Illinois) led the Flex with 20 pts, Jemal Farmer (6'5''-G/F-89, college: Arkansas) added 18 pts on 7-10 shooting from the field).



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Orvar Kristjansson to coach IR - by Snorri Arnaldsson

IR Reykjavik has come to terms with Orvar Kristjansson to coach their team for next three seasons. Orvar was an assistant with UMFN Njardvik last season and served as the head coach for Fjolnir Reykjavik the two previous seasons.

IR Reykjavik finished their season in 9th place after struggling throughout the season. Jon Arnar Ingvarsson coached the team until the end of January, when Herbert Arnarson took over. IR Reykjavik managed to stay clear of relegation by winning 2 out of their last 4 games while their competitors lost their games.



Teitur Orlygsson to coach Stjarnan for one more year - by Snorri Arnaldsson

Stjarnan coach Teitur Orlygsson will stay on as their coach for one more year, after signing an extension earlier this week. He said though that this would be his last season as the head coach of Stjarnan.

Teitur signed with Stjarnan in December 2008 and produced a Cup in his first season, and managed to get another one this season. He has also taken Stjarnan forward, from reaching their first playoffs in 2009, to two finals appearances in 2011 and 2013.



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AB Contern signs Mason for the next season - by Greg

AB Contern (Total League) announced sigining of 25-year old American guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minnesota State Mankato). on one of its two NON-JICL spots. He just played at Al-Tadamoun in Iraqi D1 league. He also played at CSU Sibiu (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league earlier that season. In four Liga Nationala games he recorded 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. Mason also spent pre-season at Texas Legends in D-League at the begining of the season. In only one game he had 2 points and 2 rebounds. The last season he played at Finke Baskets (ProA) in German league. In 31 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - BSL

Winner Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Maccabi T-A 21-5 
 2. Hapoel Eilat 17-9 
 3. Maccabi Haifa 16-10 
 4. Netanya 15-11 
 5. Hapoel J-M 13-13 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 11-15 
Places 7-12
 1. Galil Gilboa 14-12 
 2. Hapoel T-A 13-13 
 3. Hapoel Holon 11-15 
 4. Maccabi Ashdod 10-16 
 5. Bnei Hasharon 9-17 
 6. Elizur Ashkelon 6-20 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

Places 1-6

May. 2: Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 82-84
May. 5: Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Eilat
May. 5: Hapoel J-M - Maccabi Rishon
May. 5: Maccabi T-A - Netanya

Places 7-12

May. 2: Galil Gilboa - Bnei Hasharon 103-76
May. 5: Hapoel T-A - Hapoel Holon
May. 5: Bnei Hasharon - Elizur Ashkelon
May. 5: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Ashdod


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.3 
 2. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.19.0 
 3. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.7 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.18.2 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.3 
 7. Collins, Maccabi17.2 
 8. Wright, Maccabi16.3 
 9. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
 10. Calathes, Maccabi16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.0 
 2. Holman, Hapoel Eil.10.0 
 3. Jones, Bnei H.9.7 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.6 
 5. Wright, Maccabi9.3 
 6. Uter, Maccabi9.2 
 7. Calathes, Maccabi9.2 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.1 
 2. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 4. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.4.8 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.8 
 6. Collins, Maccabi4.4 
 7. Perry, Elizur A.4.3 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 9. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Washington, Netan.2.6 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.1 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 6. Wright, Maccabi2.0 
 7. Jones, Bnei H.2.0 
 8. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
 10. Smith, Maccabi Ha.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. James, Maccabi T-A3.1 
 2. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.6 
 3. Simpson, Maccabi1.5 
 4. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.5 
 5. Uter, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 7. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.3 
 8. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 9. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.2 
 10. Caracter, Bnei H.1.1 


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Lenny DANIEL
  Maccabi .
  (203-F-87)
  Avg: 23.7
 1. Daniel, Maccabi23.7 
 2. James, Hapoel K.22.8 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.21.0 
 4. Westbrook, Neckar20.9 
 5. Teel, Elitzur Ramla20.6 
 6. Alexander, Macc.B.20.5 
 7. Johnson, Hapoel K.19.8 
 8. Govens, Ironi K-A19.6 
 9. Odiakosa, Hod H.19.2 
 10. Laing, Elitzur Ya.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.13.3 
 2. Odiakosa, Hod H.12.5 
 3. Durham, Hapoel A.12.1 
 4. Ramsey, Ironi R.10.4 
 5. Daniel, Maccabi10.1 
 6. McNeil, Hapoel K.10.1 
 7. Clemente, Ironi N.9.8 
 8. McGhee, Elitzur9.7 
 9. Constantine, Hapoe.9.5 
 10. Pitshon, Ironi N.9.4 
Assists Per Game
 Ilan NANIKASHVILI
  Ironi K.
  (187-G-79)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nanikashvili, Iron.6.8 
 2. Teel, Elitzur Ramla5.8 
 3. Fisher, Hapoel Afu.5.1 
 4. Brener, Hapoel A.5.1 
 5. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.4.6 
 6. Eliyahu, Macc.B.Y.4.6 
 7. Dunne, Ironi N.4.5 
 8. Benn, Ironi N.4.4 
 9. Grinboim, Ironi R.4.3 
 10. Gordon, Hapoel K.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike JAMES
  Hapoel K.
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 3
 1. James, Hapoel K.3.0 
 2. Benn, Ironi N.2.8 
 3. Miller, Ironi N.2.7 
 4. Alexander, Maccabi2.6 
 5. Ramsey, Ironi R.2.5 
 6. Hofman, Elitzur2.4 
 7. Ber-Aven, Kiryat T.2.4 
 8. Teel, Elitzur Ramla2.4 
 9. Kent, Ironi R.2.0 
 10. Gordon, Hapoel K.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Johndre JEFFERSON
  Elitzu.
  (207-C/F-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Jefferson, Elitzu.2.8 
 2. Clark, Ironi K-A2.2 
 3. McNeil, Hapoel K.1.8 
 4. Daniel, Maccabi1.7 
 5. Constantine, Hapoe.1.4 
 6. Blair, Ironi N.1.4 
 7. Ramsey, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Durham, Hapoel A.1.2 
 9. Bouchman, Kiryat T.1.2 
 10. Joyner, Maccabi0.9 


Hopson's 28 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

23-year old guard Scotty Hopson (200-G-89) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Hapoel Eilat and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Second Stage).
He had the game-high 28 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Hapoel Eilat in his team's victory, helping them to beat Maccabi T-A (#1, 21-5) 89-82. Hapoel Eilat maintains the 2nd position in Israeli league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Hapoel Eilat will need more victories to improve their 17-9 record. In the team's last game Hopson had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hapoel Eilat's top player in his first season with the team. University of Tennessee graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hopson is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.0ppg) and averages solid 61.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Diamon Simpson (201-F-87) of Maccabi Ashdod. He is American forward in his first season at Maccabi Ashdod. In the last game Simpson recorded impressive 18 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Maccabi Ashdod lost that game 77-85 to slightly lower-ranked Bnei Hasharon (#-1, 9-17). Despite lost game Maccabi Ashdod moved up to -2th position in Places 7-12. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 10-16 record. Simpson is a newcomer at Maccabi Ashdod and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.6ppg (#5). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Jerome Dyson (191-G-87) of Hapoel Holon (#-3). Dyson scored 22 points and passed seven assists. Despite Dyson's great performance Hapoel Holon lost 75-78 to #-5 ranked Galil Gilboa. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The chances of Hapoel Holon ranking at the top of Places 7-12, however are very questionable as they have already lost 15 games, recording just eleven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Dyson could help Hapoel Holon to bring them higher in the standings. Dyson has a great season in Israel. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.3ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84) of Maccabi Rishon - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ronald Steele (187-PG-86) of Hapoel J-M - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Raymar Morgan (202-F/C-88) of Netanya - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Julien Mills (193-G/F-85) of Elizur Ashkelon - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Curtis Kelly (205-PF-88) of Hapoel T-A - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Romel Beck (201-G/F-82) of Bnei Hasharon - 26 points and 2 assists
10. Marco Killingsworth (203-F/C-82) of Netanya - 22 points and 7 rebounds

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



Winner League Round 4: Hapoel Eilat defeats group leader Maccabi T-A - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Winner League.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Maccabi T-A (21-4) on the court of second ranked Hapoel Eilat on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Hapoel Eilat 89-82. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. 25 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Avi Ben-Chimol (194-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds for Maccabi T-A. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat maintains second position in League with 17-9 record having just -5 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Defending champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top place with four games lost. Hapoel Eilat are looking forward to face Maccabi Haifa (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Maccabi T-A will play against Hapoel Jerusalem and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Holon. First ranked Galil Gilboa (13-12) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd ranked Hapoel Holon (11-15) 78-75 on Monday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international center Yaniv Green (206-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and Jamar Smith who added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) responded with 22 points and 7 assists. Galil Gilboa maintains first position in League with 13-12 record. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the third place with 15 games lost. Galil Gilboa will play against Bnei Hasharon (#5) in Hod Hasharon in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against the league's second-placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant.
In League Hapoel J-M was beaten by Netanya on the road 94-81. Maccabi Haifa won against Maccabi Rishon on its own court 76-69. Elizur Ashkelon was outscored by Hapoel T-A in Tel-Aviv 82-49. Maccabi Ashdod recorded a loss to Bnei Hasharon at home 77-85.
The most impressive performance of 4th round was 18 points and 14 rebounds by Jerome Tillman of Hapoel Eilat.


Group Places 1-6
Netanya - Hapoel J-M 94-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked GreenTops Netanya's (15-11) home victory over 5th ranked Hapoel Jerusalem (12-13) 94-81. Hapoel Jerusalem was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 46-30 second half run of GreenTops Netanya. They shot 67.3 percent from the field and made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. GreenTops Netanya players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Marco Killingsworth (203-82, college: Indiana, agency: Avi Zilberman) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Raymar Morgan (202-88, college: Michigan St.) who added 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American point guard Ronald Steele (187-86, college: Alabama, agency: SportsTalent) responded with 21 points and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and international Elishay Kadir (202-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) scored 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Five GreenTops Netanya and four Hapoel Jerusalem players scored in double figures. GreenTops Netanya maintains fourth position in League with 15-11 record. Hapoel Jerusalem at the other side keeps the fifth place with 13 games lost. GreenTops Netanya will play against league's leader Maccabi T-A in Tel-Aviv in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Hapoel Jerusalem will play on the road against the league's leader Maccabi T-A (#1) in Tel-Aviv and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: R.Steele 21+3reb+4ast, J.Duncan 14+2reb, E.Kadir 12+9reb+5ast, C.Fells 11+1reb+3ast, R.Limonad 8+2reb+6ast, S.Samuels 6+3reb+2ast
Netanya: M.Killingsworth 22+7reb+1ast, R.Morgan 16+7reb+5ast, R.Bradley 16+3reb+5ast, Y.Orland 14+1reb+2ast, D.Washington 13+8reb+3ast, E.Shulman 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 239185


Maccabi Haifa - Maccabi Rishon 76-69

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Maccabi Rishon (11-15) lost on the road to third ranked Maccabi Haifa (16-10) 76-69. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 22-14. But Maccabi Rishon won second period 19-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Maccabi Haifa forced 21 Maccabi Rishon turnovers. Maccabi Rishon was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Greek swingman Pat Calathes (208-85, college: St.Joseph's) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds and American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) who added 8 points, 5 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side Jamaican-American power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, college: Hofstra, agency: Gross Zeev ISA) responded with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American forward Julian Wright (203-87, college: Kansas) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds. Maccabi Haifa maintains third position in League with 16-10 record having just -4 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Maccabi Rishon at the other side keeps the sixth place with 15 games lost. Maccabi Haifa will play against league's second-placed Hapoel Eilat at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Maccabi Rishon will play against Hapoel Jerusalem (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Rishon: A.Uter 16+12reb+3ast, S.Dawson 13+3reb+1ast, J.Wright 12+10reb+2ast, O.Solomon 9+5reb, A.Ben David 9+1reb+3ast, N.Hanochi 5+2reb+1ast
Maccabi Haifa: P.Calathes 22+5reb+1ast, G.Mekel 12+4reb+1ast, J.Thomas 9+6reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 8+11reb+1ast, D.Smith 8+5reb+8ast, A.Chubrevich 6+2reb
gschID: 239184


Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi T-A 89-82

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Maccabi T-A (21-4) on the court of second ranked Hapoel Eilat on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by Hapoel Eilat 89-82. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in League. 25 personal fouls committed by Maccabi T-A helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who helped to win the game recording 28 points and 9 rebounds. point guard Avi Ben-Chimol (194-85, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) contributed with 16 points and 7 assists for the winners. American center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) added 19 points and 4 assists in the effort for Maccabi T-A. Four Hapoel Eilat and five Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Hapoel Eilat maintains second position in League with 17-9 record having just -5 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Defending champion Maccabi T-A still keeps top place with four games lost. Hapoel Eilat are looking forward to face Maccabi Haifa (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Maccabi T-A will play against Hapoel Jerusalem and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: D.Logan 19+4ast, S.James 14+12reb+2ast, Y.Ohayon 14+5reb+2ast, S.Landesberg 12+4reb+3ast, R.Hickman 12+4reb+2ast, L.Eliyahu 6+4reb+2ast
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 28+9reb+2ast, A.Ben-Chimol 16+1reb+7ast, A.Nissim 14+3reb+2ast, J.Tillman 14+8reb, L.O'Bannon 10+4reb+2ast, E.Holman 6+14reb
gschID: 239183


Group Places 7-12
Hapoel T-A - Elizur Ashkelon 82-49

Rather predictable result when second ranked Hapoel Tel-Aviv (13-13) rolled over at home 6th ranked Ironi Ashkelon (6-20) 82-49. The game without a history. Hapoel Tel-Aviv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Ironi Ashkelon to just 6 points in third and fourth quarters. Hapoel Tel-Aviv dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Ironi Ashkelon's 26. Worth to mention a great performance of American Curtis Kelly (205-88, college: Kansas St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Demontez Stitt (186-89, college: Clemson) who added 8 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Four Hapoel Tel-Aviv players scored in double figures. Hapoel Tel-Aviv's coach Erez Edelshtein felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American swingman Julien Mills (193-85, college: Ball St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Gur Porat (197-79) scored 8 points and 5 rebounds. Newly promoted Hapoel Tel-Aviv maintains second position in League with 13-13 record having just -1 point less than leader Galil Gilboa. Ironi Ashkelon at the other side keeps the sixth place with 20 games lost. Hapoel Tel-Aviv will play against Hapoel Holon (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Ironi Ashkelon will play against Bnei Hasharon in Hod Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Elizur Ashkelon: J.Mills 13+10reb+4ast, G.Porat 8+5reb, M.Perry 7+2reb+1ast, O.Shaashoua 7+1reb, J.Hayes 6, D.Shamriz 4+4reb+2ast
Hapoel T-A: A.Goods 14+1reb+2ast, M.Naor 11+3reb+3ast, C.Kelly 10+11reb+2ast, B.Randle 10+1reb+2ast, Y.Shiran 8+4reb, D.Stitt 8+6reb+3ast
gschID: 239182


Hapoel Holon - Galil Gilboa 75-78

Important game to mention about took place in Holon. First ranked Galil Gilboa (13-12) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 3rd ranked Hapoel Holon (11-15) 78-75 on Monday evening. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 1-point deficit before their 19-15 run, which allowed them to win the game. Galil Gilboa dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Hapoel Holon's 34. Worth to mention a great performance of international center Yaniv Green (206-80, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: KMG Sports Management) who added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side American guard Jerome Dyson (191-87, college: Connecticut) responded with 22 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import forward Lawrence Hill (203-87, college: Stanford) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Galil Gilboa and four Hapoel Holon players scored in double figures. Galil Gilboa maintains first position in League with 13-12 record. Hapoel Holon at the other side keeps the third place with 15 games lost. Galil Gilboa will play against Bnei Hasharon (#5) in Hod Hasharon in the next round. Hapoel Holon will play on the road against the league's second-placed Hapoel Tel-Aviv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Holon: J.Dyson 22+4reb+7ast, D.Waters 17+1reb+4ast, L.Hill 14+9reb+3ast, F.Hassell 13+12reb+1ast, S.Harush 9+1reb+1ast, Z.Rosen 0+1ast
Galil Gilboa: Y.Green 18+7reb+1ast, S.Taggart 14+5reb, J.Smith 13+5reb+7ast, M.Watt 10+5reb, D.Yavzuri 10+7reb+3ast, K.Hayes 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 239186


Maccabi Ashdod - Bnei Hasharon 77-85

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when one of their biggest challengers Maccabi Ashdod (10-16) lost at home to fifth ranked Bnei Hasharon (9-16) 85-77. It looked good early as Maccabi Ashdod took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bnei Hasharon had a 25-17 second period charge getting the lead and Maccabi Ashdod was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 77-85. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Mexican swingman Romel Beck (201-82, college: UNLV, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and American forward Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side American forward Diamon Simpson (201-87, college: St.Mary's, CA) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) scored 15 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Five Bnei Hasharon and four Maccabi Ashdod players scored in double figures. Maccabi Ashdod's coach Ofer Berkovic tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Bnei Hasharon maintains fifth position in League with 9-16 record. Maccabi Ashdod at the other side keeps the fourth place with 16 games lost. Bnei Hasharon will play against league's leader Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi Ashdod will play on the road against the league's leader Galil Gilboa in Rosh Pina and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Ashdod: D.Simpson 18+8reb+2ast, J.Skeen 15+4reb+1ast, M.Collins 15+1reb+3ast, A.Freeman 13+5reb+2ast, D.Hagag 6+6reb+7ast, G.Israeli 6+2reb+2ast
Bnei Hasharon: R.Beck 26+2ast, N.Berkowitz 14+4reb+5ast, B.Rice 14+8reb, D.Caracter 13+8reb+4ast, J.Jones 10+13reb+2ast, J.Reynolds 6+1reb+4ast
gschID: 239187



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Legabasket Serie A awards - by Antonello Varallo

Legabasket Serie A announced the awards of the regular season.
Francesco Vitucci, head coach of Cimberio Varese, thanks to the wonderful season (Varese has won the regular season) has been named coach of the year. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) 17ppg with Acea Roma (season high of 24 points scored against Cantu), is the MVP; Achille Polonara (202-F-91) 9.9ppg with Cimberio Varese (season high of 22 points scored against Caserta), and 5.5rpg is the best Under 22; Alessandro Dalla Sala (Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia) is the best General Manager.



Bryan Bailey (ex Bayreuth) agreed terms with Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma (SerieA) inked 33-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) shooting guard Bryan Bailey (185-77kg-80, college: Bucknell). He started the season at BBC Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.7apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to German Bundesliga All-Star Game. The last season Bailey played at Artland Dragons (BBL) in Germany. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 BBL games he averaged 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bailey also played 7 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Bailey played in the final of Polish League in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team award back in 2008.
Bailey is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland (Zwolle), Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), Poland (PGE Turow), Germany (Mainfranken and EWE Baskets) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Bailey attended Bucknell University until 2002 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: True team leader both on and off the court ... Possesses a diverse game, with an ability to stroke the long-range jumper, penetrate to the rim or distribute the ball ... Solid on the defensive end of the floor as well ... Fierce competitive drive rubs off on his teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Bryan Bailey (ex Bayreuth) agreed terms with Lottomatica Roma - by Eurobasket News

Acea Virtus Roma (SerieA) inked 33-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) shooting guard Bryan Bailey (185-77kg-80, college: Bucknell). He started the season at BBC Bayreuth in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.7apg this season. A very good year in his career as he was voted to German Bundesliga All-Star Game. The last season Bailey played at Artland Dragons (BBL) in Germany. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 27 BBL games he averaged 6.8ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.3apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Bailey also played 7 games in EuroChallenge where he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.3apg. He also played 2 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.0apg.
Among other achievements Bailey played in the final of Polish League in 2009. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League 1st Team award back in 2008.
Bailey is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Holland (Zwolle), Bosnia (Bosna ASA BHT), Poland (PGE Turow), Germany (Mainfranken and EWE Baskets) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Bailey attended Bucknell University until 2002 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
His game is described as: True team leader both on and off the court ... Possesses a diverse game, with an ability to stroke the long-range jumper, penetrate to the rim or distribute the ball ... Solid on the defensive end of the floor as well ... Fierce competitive drive rubs off on his teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 34.7
 1. Emmett, Amchit34.7 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.3 
 3. Khatib, Champville27.3 
 4. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 5. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 6. Williams, Bejjeh23.8 
 7. Sims, Sagesse23.8 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos23.5 
 9. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed22.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Fraser, Byblos17.3 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.5 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.11.1 
 5. Hill, Amchit10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.6 
 7. Perry, Hoops9.5 
 8. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.0 
 9. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Corey WILLIAMS
  Bejjeh
  (191-G-77)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Williams, Bejjeh6.6 
 2. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.5 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.7 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Fahed, Moutahed5.1 
 8. Youngblood, Byblos5.1 
 9. Khatib, Champville5.0 
 10. Khoury, Amchit4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Blair, Hoops3.1 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.4 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.2 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.8 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Fahed, Moutahed1.6 
 10. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Herbert HILL
  Amchit
  (208-F-84)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hill, Amchit2.5 
 2. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 4. Fraser, Byblos1.5 
 5. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 6. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.2 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.9 
 10. Terry, Champville0.8 



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Stats Leaders - LKL

Points Per Game
 Gediminas ORELIKAS
  Rudupis
  (200-G/F-90)
  Avg: 17
 1. Orelikas, Rudupis17.0 
 2. Gailius, Neptunas16.2 
 3. Seibutis, Lietuv.15.7 
 4. Hughes, Pieno Z.15.1 
 5. Samenas, Siauliai15.0 
 6. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.13.6 
 7. Milaknis, Rudupis13.5 
 8. Kieza, Siauliai13.3 
 9. Sragauskis, LSU-B.12.5 
 10. Kadziulis, Rudupis12.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Aurimas KIEZA
  Siauliai
  (202-PF-82)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kieza, Siauliai9.0 
 2. Bishop, Nevezis8.3 
 3. Sarakauskas, Nept.7.6 
 4. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai7.4 
 5. Varnelis, Juventus6.4 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis5.8 
 7. Vene, Rudupis5.6 
 8. Kiausas, Sakalai5.6 
 9. Orelikas, Rudupis5.6 
 10. Kupsas, Lietkabel.5.5 
Assists Per Game
 Mindaugas STASYS
  LSU-Baltai
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Stasys, LSU-Baltai4.8 
 2. Viskontas, Juvent.4.5 
 3. Jackson, Siauliai4.4 
 4. Gintvainis, Sakalai4.2 
 5. Nedovic, Lietuvos.3.8 
 6. Seibutis, Lietuv.3.4 
 7. Kadziulis, Rudupis3.4 
 8. Dainys, Neptunas3.4 
 9. Maceina, Pieno Z.3.3 
 10. Babkauskas, Liet.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 TreVon HUGHES
  Pieno Z.
  (183-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hughes, Pieno Z.2.3 
 2. Brown, Naglis P.2.1 
 3. Malasauskas, LSU-.1.8 
 4. Stasys, LSU-Baltai1.6 
 5. Kuzminskas, Zalgir.1.5 
 6. Simon, Siauliai1.5 
 7. Seibutis, Lietuv.1.5 
 8. Broadus, Neptunas1.5 
 9. Butkevicius, Neptu.1.4 
 10. Bishop, Nevezis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Tomas URBONAS
  LSU-Baltai
  (215-C-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Urbonas, LSU-Baltai2.4 
 2. Silinskis, Nevezis1.7 
 3. Petrukonis, Juven.1.3 
 4. Kupsas, Lietkabelis0.8 
 5. Gates, Pieno Z.0.8 
 6. Valeika, Rudupis0.8 
 7. Cepukaitis, Pieno0.8 
 8. Vene, Rudupis0.7 
 9. Ramasauskas, Saka.0.7 
 10. McClure, Neptunas0.7 


LKL Round 2 of Finals. Zalgiris earn second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos rytas - Zalgiris 71-77

Zalgiris registered the second straight win in LKL Finals. The guests trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 42-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. 30 personal fouls committed by Lietuvos rytas helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was the former international center Ksistof Lavrinovic (210-79) who scored 22 points. The former international forward Mindaugas Kuzminskas (205-89) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. The former international Renaldas Seibutis (198-85) produced 22 points and 4 assists and Serbian point guard Nemanja Nedovic (191-91, agency: Beo Basket) added 19 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: R.Seibutis 22+2reb+4ast, N.Nedovic 19+2reb+5ast, J.Blums 11+3reb, M.Katelynas 6+6reb+1ast, E.Bendzius 5+2reb, T.Lydeka 3+4reb
Zalgiris: K.Lavrinovic 22+4reb+2ast, M.Kuzminskas 12+9reb+1ast, D.Lavrinovic 10+2reb, R.Kaukenas 9+3reb+2ast, O.Lafayette 9+5reb+6ast, M.Popovic 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 240122



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  LUXEMBOURG   


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

Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 1st Team 2013
Kasey Ulin
Ulin
Tom Schumacher
Schumacher
Reggie Golson
Golson
Ryan Sharry
Sharry
Anthony Simpson
Simpson

Player of the Year: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
Guard of the Year: Kasey Ulin (181-PG-82) of Sparta
Forward of the Year: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
Center of the Year: Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella
Import Player of the Year: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
Domestic Player of the Year: Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87) of T71
Defensive Player of the Year: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
Coach of the Year: Jan Enjebo of T71

1st Team
PG: Kasey Ulin (181-PG-82) of Sparta
PG: Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87) of T71
F: Reggie Golson (201-F-81) of Amicale
F: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
C/F: Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella

2nd Team
G: Mychal Green (193-G-83) of Soleuvre
G: Eric Jeitz (191-G-86) of Amicale
F: Larrie Smith (198-F-75) of Sparta
F: Marcus Kennedy (193-F-84) of Residence
F/C: Billy McDaniel (201-F/C-84) of Amicale

Honorable Mention
Julien Hublart (192-F/G-88) of Sparta
Samy Picard (196-PF-88) of Amicale
Pitt Koster (182-PG-89) of Residence
Nelson Delgado (188-G/F-80) of Etzella
Brandon Gary (202-F/C-83) of Musel Pikes
Elton Frazier (196-F-88) of Contern
Martin Rajniak (204-PF-78) of Basket Esch
Stefan Svitek (203-F/C-77) of Basket Esch
Terry Bryant (185-PG-85) of Black Star

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Eric Jeitz (191-G-86) of Amicale
PG: Pitt Koster (182-PG-89) of Residence
PG: Tom Schumacher (190-PG-87) of T71
PF: Samy Picard (196-PF-88) of Amicale
PF: Martin Rajniak (204-PF-78) of Basket Esch

All-Imports Team
PG: Kasey Ulin (181-PG-82) of Sparta
G: Mychal Green (193-G-83) of Soleuvre
F: Reggie Golson (201-F-81) of Amicale
F: Ryan Sharry (203-F-89) of T71
C/F: Anthony Simpson (203-C/F-87) of Etzella



AB Contern signs Mason for the next season - by Greg

AB Contern (Total League) announced sigining of 25-year old American guard Jefferson Mason (198-88, college: Minnesota State Mankato). on one of its two NON-JICL spots. He just played at Al-Tadamoun in Iraqi D1 league. He also played at CSU Sibiu (Liga Nationala) in Romanian league earlier that season. In four Liga Nationala games he recorded 8.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg. Mason also spent pre-season at Texas Legends in D-League at the begining of the season. In only one game he had 2 points and 2 rebounds. The last season he played at Finke Baskets (ProA) in German league. In 31 games he averaged impressive 17.1ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.3apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention.

By Eurobasket Data Center



John Reimold joins Amicale - by Eurobasket News

Amicale Steinsel (Total League) agreed terms with 32-year old American swingman John Reimold (198-100kg-81, college: Bowling Green). He supposed to play at Basket Esch (Total League), but left the team in Oct.'12. In three games he had 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg this season.
In 2005 Reimold was drafted by Dakota Wizards (CBA) in third round (24th overall).
He attended Bowling Green State University and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Reimold won Luxembourg Nationale 2 championship title in 2010. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 2nd Team in 2011.
Reimold is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Argentina (Deportivo Puerto Madryn-Brown), Germany (Finke Baskets) and IBL (Youngstown W).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  MALTA   


Hibs complete junior double - by Eurobasket News

Hibernians are the winners of the U-14 and U-16 championships this season, a rare achievement in local basketball circles. Both teams are coached by Silvio Cassar and Reuben Baldacchino.

The U-14 team won the championship without conceding defeat.

This is the second consecutive league title for the Hibs boys in this category. The side includes home-grown nursery players, the likes of Kurt Cassar, Paul Attard, Isaac Bonett, Isaac Gili and Luke Busuttil, all members of the MBA Academy.

The U-16 team wrapped up the league after winning a tight match against Depiro 66-61. Hibs U-16 have a bright future with promising players in their ranks including Kieron Caruana, Simon Attard, Luke Farrugia, Jaden Borg, Matthew Formosa, Jake Magro, Jeremy Piscopo, Joel Cauchi, Paul Attard and Isaac Bonnet.
Courtesy of: http://www.timesofmalta.com



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  MEXICO   

Standings - CIBACOPA

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

Regular Season: Round 18

May. 2: Tijuana - Navolato 91-93
May. 1: Cananea - Los Mochis 90-93
May. 1: Obregon - Guaymas 89-87

Regular Season: Round 19

May. 3: Tijuana - Navolato
May. 3: Nogales - Cananea
May. 3: Hermosillo - Guaymas
May. 3: Los Mochis - Guasave


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric FREDERICK
  Guasave
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Frederick, Guasave25.1 
 2. Jones, Obregon24.6 
 3. Monroe, Cananea23.1 
 4. Moss, Nogales20.9 
 5. Sperling, Obregon20.3 
 6. Shorter, Guaymas20.3 
 7. Selleaze, Navolato19.5 
 8. Polynice, Guasave19.1 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana18.7 
 10. Habel, Guaymas18.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Moss, Nogales11.1 
 2. Crews, Guasave9.0 
 3. Habel, Guaymas8.4 
 4. Jones, Obregon8.3 
 5. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 6. Penny, Tijuana7.9 
 7. Selleaze, Navolato7.0 
 8. Frederick, Guasave6.7 
 9. Spain, Hermosillo6.6 
 10. Strobbe, Nogales6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Myron ALLEN
  Guaymas
  (182-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Allen, Guaymas6.7 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.5.8 
 3. Logan, Nogales5.2 
 4. Insunza, Navolato5.2 
 5. Polynice, Guasave5.1 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana4.6 
 7. Shorter, Guaymas4.4 
 8. Monreal, Hermosillo4.1 
 9. Quintero, Tijuana4.0 
 10. Medina, Tijuana3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Andre MARTIN
  Navolato
  (--78)
  Avg: 2
 1. Martin, Navolato2.0 
 2. Stallings, Los Moc.1.8 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.6 
 4. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.4 
 6. Allen, Guaymas1.4 
 7. Monreal, Hermosillo1.4 
 8. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 9. Shorter, Guaymas1.3 
 10. Dominguez, Guasa.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Moss, Nogales1.9 
 2. Penny, Tijuana1.6 
 3. Habel, Guaymas1.4 
 4. Gonzalez, Cananea1.2 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.1 
 6. Monroe, Cananea0.9 
 7. Crews, Guasave0.7 
 8. Morrison, Tijuana0.6 
 9. Frederick, Guasave0.5 
 10. Shipley, Tijuana0.5 


CIBACOPA Round 18: #1 Ostioneros de Guaymas are defeated by Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon - by Eurobasket News

CIBACOPA is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 18 rounds left.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (13-3) on the court of seventh ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 89-87. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Ostioneros de Guaymas. The hosts trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) scored 30 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 26 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (7-9) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cananea. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play on the road against the league's second-placed Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very significant was Garra Canera de Navolato's (#5) just 2-point road victory against one of their biggest challengers Tijuana Zonkeys 93-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. American center Bernard Toombs (208-87, college: Troy) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort and Ronald Selleaze supported him with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Even a triple-double of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists by American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) did not help to save the game for Tijuana Zonkeys. Garra Canera de Navolato (8-9) moved-up to fourth place. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Garra Canera de Navolato will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again at home against Garra Canera de Navolato (#4) and hope to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Cananea between Pioneros Los Mochis and Mineros de Cananea. Eighth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (6-10) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Mineros de Cananea (7-9). Pioneros Los Mochis managed to escape with a 3-point win 93-90 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mineros de Cananea. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was Tyrone McNeal who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Rene Rougeau who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks. Pioneros Los Mochis maintains eighth position with 6-10 record. Loser Mineros de Cananea dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Obregon. Pioneros Los Mochis will meet at home bottom-ranked Frayles de Guasave (#9) in the next round. Mineros de Cananea will play against Fuerza Guinda Nogales (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.


Tijuana - Navolato 91-93

Very significant was Garra Canera de Navolato's (#5) just 2-point road victory against one of their biggest challengers Tijuana Zonkeys 93-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tijuana Zonkeys. It looked good early as Tijuana Zonkeys took an 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Garra Canera de Navolato took control winning next two quarters and eventually winning the game that evening by 2 points. Garra Canera de Navolato players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. American center Bernard Toombs (208-87, college: Troy) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points and 17 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) supported him with 26 points and 7 rebounds. Even a triple-double of 25 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists by American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) did not help to save the game for Tijuana Zonkeys. point guard Elvis Medina (183-84, college: Arizona W. CC) added 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato (8-9) moved-up to fourth place. Tijuana Zonkeys at the other side dropped to the seventh position with ten games lost. Garra Canera de Navolato will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Tijuana Zonkeys will play again at home against Garra Canera de Navolato (#4) and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: M.Morrison 25+12reb+10ast, L.Ramirez 19+5ast, O.Quintero 18+2reb+4ast, E.Medina 17+7reb+3ast, J.Penny 6+8reb+3ast, S.Sanchez 4+2reb+1ast
Navolato: R.Selleaze 26+7reb+1ast, B.Toombs 22+17reb, M.Elliott 17+10reb+2ast, F.Verdugo 12+5reb+3ast, J.Insunza 9+1reb+15ast, E.Chaidez 5
gschID: 234919


Obregon - Guaymas 89-87

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (13-3) on the court of seventh ranked Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon 89-87. It ended at the same time the nine-game winning streak of Ostioneros de Guaymas. The hosts trailed by 13 points at the halftime before their 50-35 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) scored 30 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and forward Leroy Davis (200-81, college: Georgia St.) chipped in 26 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Jerome Habel (208-85, college: San Diego St.) with 26 points and 5 rebounds and guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) scored 23 points and 8 rebounds. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (7-9) moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Cananea. Ostioneros de Guaymas at the other side still keep top position with three games lost. Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Ostioneros de Guaymas will play on the road against the league's second-placed Rayos de Hermosillo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: J.Habel 26+5reb+1ast, S.Shorter 23+8reb, V.Avila 13+4reb, M.Allen 11+5reb+8ast, F.Benitez 8+7reb+1ast, J.Reyes 6+2reb
Obregon: K.Jones 30+9reb+1ast, L.Davis 26+3reb+1ast, D.Thomas 13+7reb+1ast, H.Carrillo 8+6reb+2ast, L.Pulido 8+5reb+8ast, J.Salcedo 3+3reb
gschID: 234921


Cananea - Los Mochis 90-93

A very close game took place in Cananea between Pioneros Los Mochis and Mineros de Cananea. Eighth ranked Pioneros Los Mochis (6-10) got a very close victory on the road over higher ranked Mineros de Cananea (7-9). Pioneros Los Mochis managed to escape with a 3-point win 93-90 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Mineros de Cananea. Mineros de Cananea cut a 17-point halftime deficit to three at the end of the game. Pioneros Los Mochis made 21-of-22 free shots (95.5 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court also this time. The best player for the winners was center Tyrone McNeal (213) who had a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Devon Pearson (198-84, college: SMU) chipped in 24 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Rene Rougeau (198-86, college: UNLV, agency: ProSportsCareers) who recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) added 23 points (went 12 for 12 at the free throw line !!!) respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Pioneros Los Mochis maintains eighth position with 6-10 record. Loser Mineros de Cananea dropped to the fifth place with nine games lost. They share the position with Obregon. Pioneros Los Mochis will meet at home bottom-ranked Frayles de Guasave (#9) in the next round. Mineros de Cananea will play against Fuerza Guinda Nogales (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cananea: R.Rougeau 23+11reb+1ast, S.Monroe 23+2reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 18+5reb+2ast, D.Williams 16+3reb+3ast, M.Valenzuela 5, O.Zuniga 5+4reb+3ast
Los Mochis: D.Pearson 24+7reb, T.McNeal 24+11reb+1ast, N.Stallings 22+2reb+3ast, J.Sandoval 15+4reb+4ast, J.Quintero 8+5reb+4ast, L.Felipe Diaz 0+1reb
gschID: 234918



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  MONTENEGRO   


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

19-year old center Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for Mornar Bar (they play in S-League) and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 17 points and 22 rebounds, while his team lost the game against Teodo Tivat (#-3, 5-5) 63-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Mornar Bar is placed at 0th position in Montenegrin league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 7 games and recorded just three victories. Pavic has many years of experience at Mornar Bar, through which he has constantly improved. Pavic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.2rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 59.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Aleksandar Radulovic (207-C-84, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) of Teodo Tivat. He is a center in his first season at Teodo Tivat. In the last game Radulovic recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Teodo Tivat to edge the lower-ranked Mornar Bar (#0, 3-7) by 6 points 69-63. This victory allowed Teodo Tivat to move up to -3th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 5-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Radulovic is a newcomer at Teodo Tivat and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.0ppg (#8). He also registered 8.4 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Nikola Zizic (195-G-94, agency: BBEH Cokrlija) of Sutjeska (#-4). Zizic scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of Sutjeska, leading his team to a 78-75 win against #-5 ranked Buducnost in a game of the week. Sutjeska needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 6 victories and 4 lost games. Zizic has a very solid season. In 25 games in Montenegro he scored 10.7ppg. He also has 6.0rpg and FGP: 58.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dusan Milosevic (198-G-90) of Ulcinj - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Darko Vujacic (198-G-79) of Sutjeska - 21 points and 3 rebounds
6. Cedomir Vitkovac (201-F-82) of Buducnost - 12 points and 7 rebounds
7. Aleksa Popovic (201-SF-87) of Buducnost - 13 points and 4 rebounds
8. Srdjan Subotic (195-G-88) of Teodo Tivat - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Nikola Ivanovic (190-PG-94) of Buducnost - 13 points
10. Aleksandar Milic (207-C-93) of Lovcen - 11 points and 6 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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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.8 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.5 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.7 
 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. Wade, Miami Heat20.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Lee, Golden St.W.11.1 
 6. Randolph, Memph.11.1 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 8. Chandler, New Y.10.5 
 9. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.2 
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. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 9. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
 10. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Chris PAUL
  LA Clippers
  (183-PG-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 2. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.9 
 7. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 8. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 10. George, Indiana P.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.6 
 4. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.2 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Bogut, Golden S.1.8 
 10. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 


Wolves fire Kahn, hire Saunders - by Eurobasket News

Flip Saunders has signed a deal to become president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders will replace David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday. Saunders, who formerly was head coach of the Wolves, will also have an ownership stake.
Courtesy of: basketball.realgm.com



Phil Jackson joins Detroit Pistons, but not as coach - by Eurobasket News

What started as casual conversations between friends has turned into an eye-opening move for the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons announced Thursday night that coaching great Phil Jackson has agreed to advise president of basketball operations Joe Dumars during the Pistons' coaching search. And Platinum Equity spokesman Mark Barnhill told the Detroit Free Press that the agreement is short-term and the result of Pistons owner Tom Gores' friendship with Jackson. What started as casual conversations between friends has turned into an eye-opening move for the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons announced Thursday night that coaching great Phil Jackson has agreed to advise president of basketball operations Joe Dumars during the Pistons' coaching search. And Platinum Equity spokesman Mark Barnhill told the Detroit Free Press that the agreement is short-term and the result of Pistons owner Tom Gores' friendship with Jackson. In a story at Pistons.com, Dumars said, "Tom and I discussed using a consultant as part of our decision-making process in our search for a head coach and we feel that Phil Jackson is a great resource to use. I look forward to talking with Phil next week." Gores added, "Phil Jackson is a friend and one of the best minds in the business. We are thrilled to have him as an adviser as we make some very important decisions for this franchise. Joe (Dumars) and I discussed this and he and I are in full agreement that this is a great opportunity." Jackson is a certain Hall of Famer by virtue of his 11 championship rings earned while coaching the Bulls and Lakers. Jackson will be in town next week while the Pistons interview candidates to replace Lawrence Frank, who was fired after two seasons. Barnhill stressed the role is short-term for Jackson.
Courtesy of: usatoday.com



Warriors advance beating Nuggets, Nets force decider against Bulls - by Eurobasket News

Golden St.W. - Denver N. 92-88
Stephen Curry (6'3''-PG-88, college: Davidson) scored 22 points to go with eight assists, Andrew Bogut (7'0''-C-84, college: Utah) broke out with the best performance of his injury-saddled season and the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Denver Nuggets with a 92-88 victory in Game 6 on Thursday. Bogut had season-bests and career-playoff highs of 14 points and 21 rebounds, and rookie Draymond Green (6'7''-F-90, agency: Interperformances, college: Michigan St.) added a career-high 16 points and 10 rebounds to power Golden State into the second round for the first time in six years. The Warriors went ahead by 18 points early in the fourth before holding off one final Nuggets flurry. Andre Iguodala (6'6''-SF-84, college: Arizona) scored 24 points and Ty Lawson (5'11''-PG-87, college: N.Carolina) had 17 in another disappointed early exit for Denver, which has lost in the first round nine of the past 10 seasons. The Nuggets won 23 of their final 26 regular season games to earn the Western Conference's third seed, then lost four of six to the hot-shooting Warriors. Courtesy of: abcnews.go.com

Chicago B. - Brooklyn N. 92-95
This Bulls season has been a wacky one, filled with breathless updates of an inactive Derrick Rose that haven't really updated the situation; game-winning shots and groan-inducing turnovers; and the non-stop energy that is Nate Robinson (5'9''-PG-84, college: Washington). Given all that, it seems only fitting that it now will feature a make-or-break Game 7 in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The Nets forced that scenario with a 95-92 victory Thursday night at the United Center, secured only when Andray Blatche (6'11''-F/C-86) sank two free throws with 19.2 seconds left and Marco Belinelli (6'5''-G-86) missed a contested 3-pointer with 7.9 seconds remaining. Joakim Noah chased down the long rebound but stepped on the sideline for the Bulls' 16th turnover. Noah atoned for this by tying up Deron Williams (6'3''-PG-84, college: Illinois) for a jump ball with 3.6 seconds remaining, which Noah won. But Joe Johnson sneaked in to secure possession and dribble out the clock. "I'm ready to play. I want to go play right now. That's my emotions," a fired-up Noah said afterward. "We're a team of fighters. We keep getting punched in the face but we fight back. I'm proud of this team. We're going to go into a hostile environment in Brooklyn and we're going to win." The Nets took advantage of a depleted Bulls roster that had Rose and Kirk Hinrich in street clothes, Robinson throwing up on the bench, Taj Gibson also playing through illness until he fouled out and Luol Deng at home with a severe viral infection. United Center ball boys should file for battle pay. Deron Williams' 17 points and 11 assists led the Nets, who won an elimination game to force a Game 7 for the first time in franchise history. Belinelli's 22 points and career-high-tying seven assists led all five starters in double figures for the Bulls. "They played good defense on me, especially Gerald Wallace," Belinelli said of his final miss. "But I could have made that shot. I'm not scared. I'm going to take that shot every time." The loss of Deng and Hinrich made it an offensive game for the first half with the Nets reaching 60 points by the break. That's a pace and a style at which the Nets are superior to the Bulls. But the pace slowed considerably in the second half, when the Bulls lost Gibson and Carlos Boozer to foul trouble on top of everything else. "They had a big first quarter," coach Tom Thibodeau said. "We're concerned about that. To win in the playoffs, you have to play 48 minutes. I thought the defense improved. But there are things we have to clean up." In the second quarter, the roster attrition forced one stretch where Richard Hamilton, Marquis Teague, Nazr Mohammed, Jimmy Butler (6'7''-G/F-89, college: Marquette) (17 points, seven rebounds, six assists in 48 minutes) and Gibson took the floor together. "We've been short-handed most of the year," Thibodeau said. "Guys have been called upon all year to get the job done. I feel we're more than capable. I thought this game was very winnable. We need to play one great game. And I believe we will." Noah, who practically was foaming at the mouth after tallying 14 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks in 43 minutes, went further. "It's going to take all of us sticking together through all kinds of adversity," Noah said. "This has been a real hard year. But I'm really proud of this team. We're ready to kick some ass." Courtesy of: chicagotribune.com



Damian Lillard wins 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year award - by Eurobasket News

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (6'2''-PG-90, college: Weber St.) is the recipient of the Eddie Gottlieb Trophy as the 2012-13 NBA Rookie of the Year, the NBA announced today. Lillard was a unanimous selection, having totaled 605 points as he received all 121 first-place votes from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada. Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers was the last unanimous selection (2010-11). The New Orleans Hornets Anthony Davis finished second with 306 points and the Washington Wizards Bradley Beal finished third with 94 points. Players were awarded five points for each first-place vote, three points for each second-place vote and one point for each third-place vote. Among first-year players, Lillard ranked first in scoring (19.0 ppg), assists (6.5 apg) and minutes (38.6 mpg). According to NBA.com/Stats, the Trail Blazers had an offensive rating of 105.0 points (per 100 possessions) when Lillard was on the court compared with 93.5 points (per 100 possesions) when the first-year player was on the bench. When on the court, Lillard assisted on 36.5 percent of Portlands field goals while scoring 23.9 percent of his teams points. Lillard, the sixth overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, made a clean sweep of the NBA Rookie of the Month Award in the Western Conference this season. He set an NBA rookie record by making 185 three-point field goals, surpassing the 166 triples made by Golden States Stephen Curry during his 2009-10 rookie campaign.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



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Pro basketball for Brampton - by Eurobasket News

The Brampton Powerade Centre will be a busy place this fall and beyond. There were concerns raised over the use of the facility after the Ontario Hockey Leagues Brampton Battalion announced theyd be leaving for North Bay this summer. But the facility wont become the white elephant, that some thought it might be. The City of Brampton helped land the Brampton Beast a Central Hockey League team shortly after the Troops announced their departure. And it was made official on Wednesday that a new National Basketball League of Canada franchise known as the Brampton As will begin play this fall in the facility. Basketball is an international sport, said As GM/head coach David Magley as the team introduced its president Jesse Tipping and owner James Tipping. We chose Brampton because of if its diversity.
And if Wednesdays event is any indication, the basketball team could be a resounding success. Theres a sense of excitement, admitted James Tipping, who also owns the Athletic Institute in Orangeville. How can there not be in an environment like this, but we know weve got a lot of work ahead of us.
About 150 filled the RealStars Restaurant for the official announcement. I know there is a love and passion for basketball in this community, said NBL Canada president Andre Levingston. And there will be an instant rivalry with Mississauga. NBL Canada announced last week that the Oshawa Power would be re-locating to the Hershey Centre for the upcoming season. That will bring the number teams in the league to 10 five in the Atlantic division and five in the Central, where the As will reside. The Powerade Centre will be powered by two professional teams, said Mayor Susan Fennell, after receiving the first-ever Brampton As jersey. I dont get disappointed, I get busy. The As will begin play in early-November.
Courtesy of: bramptonguardian.com



Storm protect five players - by Eurobasket News

The National Basketball League of Canada announced the protected lists for each team for the upcoming 2013-14 season on Thursday. Teams were allowed to protect five players in which they are able to conduct contract negotiations with exclusively. The Summerside Storm protected the following players: Antonio Ballard (6'4''-G/F, college: Miami, OH), Brandon Robinson (6'6''-F-89, college: Clayton St.), Omari Johnson (6'9''-F-89, college: Oregon St.), Chris Cayole (6'7''-F-85, college: St.Michael's) and Antoine Tisby (6'8''-F/C-83, college: S.Carolina). Teams will have until Monday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m., to have their protected players signed to a player contract. Players who are not signed will become eligible to be contacted by all league teams.
Courtesy of: journalpioneer.com



Ottawa Skyhawks hire Kevin Keathley - by Eurobasket News

The Ottaway Skyhawks got their first head coach. The newest NBLC team has announced the hiring of Kevin Keathley to the position. The US specialist worked with the Souk Valley Predators in PBL lately. He was selected as NBA D-League Pre-Draft Coach in 2012. Previously Kevin Keathley had stints with the East Kentucky Miners, Kentucky Colonels, Southeast Texas Mavericks. He also worked as coach assistant with the Louisville Eagles, Rio Grande Valley Vipers and Bakersfield Jam. Kevin Keathley earned Pro Basketball News Top Ten Minor League Coaches Award in 2006 and 2009. In 2010 the specialist was named the ABA Assistant Coach of the Year. The Ottawa Skyhawks will start their debut pre-season at the end of October. They are scheduled for a number of exhibition encounters.


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Miami's Larkin Leaves for Draft - by Eurobasket News

Miami guard Shane Larkin (5'11''-PG-92) said he will forgo his final two years of college eligibility and enter the NBA Draft. Larkin averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists this season for the Hurricanes, who won 29 games, climbed as high as No. 2 in The Associated Press Top 25 and reached the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament. Larkin's decision means Miami will be without its top six scorers from this season when it takes the court next fall. Larkin led the Hurricanes in scoring. The next five highest scorers for Miami were all seniors. Larkin is the son of Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, and had until the end of Sunday to officially enter the draft. The Hurricanes were 48-20 with Larkin in their lineup.
Courtesy of: theledger.com



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG19.6 
 3. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.5 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Dylewicz, Trefl So.14.3 
 9. Rothbart, Start G.14.3 
 10. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicchaeus DOAKS
  Siarka J.
  (202-F-87)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 2. Harris, AZS K.8.4 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.8 
 5. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.8 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.7.5 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow7.0 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Walker, Kotwica6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom7.3 
 2. Szubarga, Anwil5.8 
 3. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 4. Koszarek, Stelm.5.4 
 5. Turner, Trefl Sopot5.4 
 6. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.1 
 7. Jefferson, Kotwica4.7 
 8. Skibniewski, Inter3.7 
 9. Brandwein, Energa3.7 
 10. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.3 
 2. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.8 
 3. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 4. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil1.6 
 6. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 7. Robinson, PGE T.1.5 
 8. Wise, Rosa Radom1.5 
 9. Koszarek, Stelm.1.4 
 10. Henry, AZS Koszal.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.7 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.2.0 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.7 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Rothbart, Start G.1.1 
 6. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.1 
 7. Harris, AZS K.1.1 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.1.1 
 9. Mahalbasic, Asseco0.8 
 10. Alexander, Siarka0.8 



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Stats Leaders - UZO Liga

Points Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Holt, Alges19.2 
 2. Almeida, Vitor.19.0 
 3. Loncovic, Barcelos18.5 
 4. Huggins, Lusitania18.3 
 5. Rapier, Sampaense17.1 
 6. Balseiro, Academica16.8 
 7. Oliveira, Barcelos16.3 
 8. Dunn, Benfica15.9 
 9. Baker, Sampaense15.5 
 10. Pinto, Galitos-Tl.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jamarkus HOLT
  Alges
  (205-F-)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Holt, Alges11.8 
 2. Hallman, Academica11.2 
 3. Momplaisir, Lusita.10.6 
 4. Almeida, Vitor.9.5 
 5. Nevels, Lusitania9.3 
 6. Miranda, Ovarense8.7 
 7. Loncovic, Barcelos8.6 
 8. Cunha, Vitoria SC8.4 
 9. Doliboa, Benfica7.5 
 10. Gomes, Benfica7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense6.8 
 2. Fernandes, Acade.5.6 
 3. Sing, Sampaense5.4 
 4. Smith, CAB Madeira5.4 
 5. Swiggett, Vitor.4.5 
 6. Fechas, Barcelos4.4 
 7. Pires, Alges4.4 
 8. Miranda, Ovarense4.3 
 9. Costa, CAB Madeira4.1 
 10. Rodrigues, Fisica3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jose Miguel BARBOSA
  Ovarense
  (176-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Barbosa, Ovarense2.5 
 2. Coelho, Barcelos2.3 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.2.3 
 4. Loncovic, Barcelos2.3 
 5. Jackson, CAB M.2.0 
 6. Hallman, Academica2.0 
 7. Swiggett, Vitor.2.0 
 8. Freire, Fisica1.9 
 9. Cunha, Vitoria SC1.8 
 10. Oliveira, Barcelos1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Marcel MOMPLAISIR
  Lusitania
  (205-C-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Momplaisir, Lusita.2.1 
 2. Nevels, Lusitania1.8 
 3. Almeida, Vitor.1.1 
 4. Fonseca, Benfica1.0 
 5. Rosario, Fisica0.9 
 6. Evora, Benfica0.9 
 7. Swetalla, Vitor.0.9 
 8. Hallman, Academica0.7 
 9. Holt, Alges0.7 
 10. Cunha, Vitoria SC0.6 


LPB Round 5 of Quarter-Finals. CAB Madeira and Ovarense enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

CAB Madeira - Barcelos 72-65

CAB Madeira overcame Barcelos to reach the semifinal stage. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American guard Jason Smith (183-83, college: Al.-Huntsville) nailed 27 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winning side and his fellow American import power forward Shawn Jackson (203-71, college: Johnson C. Smith) accounted for 9 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Nuno Oliveira (186-89) came up with 16 points and 6 rebounds and Montenegrin forward Marko Loncovic (200-91) added 15 points respectively for Barcelos in the defeat. Four Barcelos players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
CAB Madeira: J.Smith 27+2reb+3ast, A.Pinto 10+2reb+1ast, S.Jackson 9+6reb+1ast, J.Costa 7+2reb+5ast, J.Freitas 7+2reb+1ast, J.Coelho 6+3reb
Barcelos: N.Oliveira 16+6reb+2ast, M.Loncovic 15+4reb+1ast, M.Sirnik 10+7reb+1ast, C.Fechas 10+1reb+4ast, A.Silva 7+5reb+2ast, R.Coelho 5
gschID: 240367


Ovarense - Vitoria SC 73-71

Ovarense held off Vitoria SC in the decisive fifth game of the series. Vitoria SC was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 6-point lead after three quarters before a 25-17 charge of Ovarense, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Jose Miguel Barbosa (176-90) stepped up and scored 23 points and 4 assists for the winners and the former international forward Miguel Miranda (205-78, agency: Dynamics Global Management) chipped in 22 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized Cape Verdean guard Ivan Almeida (198-89, college: Stonehill) responded with 18 points and 7 rebounds and American guard Charlie Swiggett (185-86, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Four Vitoria SC players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ovarense: J.Miguel Barbosa 23+3reb+4ast, M.Miranda 22+5reb+1ast, C.Cordeiro 13+10reb+3ast, M.Goncalves 4+3reb, S.Coll 4+5reb, F.Neves 3+2reb
Vitoria SC: C.Swiggett 21+5reb+2ast, I.Almeida 18+7reb+3ast, P.Cunha 10+9reb, J.Silva 10+2reb+2ast, D.Swetalla 8+7reb+3ast, J.Almeida 3
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Standings - BSN

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

Regular Season: Round 16

May. 1: Guaynabo - Guayama 90-98
May. 2: Ponce - San German 86-82
May. 2: Santurce - Humacao 82-74
May. 1: Bayamon - Quebradillas 68-74

Regular Season: Round 17

May. 3: Quebradillas - Arecibo
May. 3: Humacao - Bayamon
May. 3: San German - Mayaguez
May. 4: Guayama - Ponce
May. 4: Arecibo - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Marquise GAINOUS
  Bayamon
  (204-F-76)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Gainous, Bayamon22.6 
 2. Harris, Ponce22.1 
 3. Hickerson, San G.20.8 
 4. Ayuso, Guaynabo20.4 
 5. Brown, Humacao18.8 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo18.7 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon18.4 
 8. Carmona, Humacao18.1 
 9. Efejuku, Mayaguez17.9 
 10. Jones, Guayama17.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 10
 1. Harris, Ponce10.0 
 2. Phillip, Quebradil.9.9 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.4 
 4. Harrellson, Guaya.9.2 
 5. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 6. Graterol, Arecibo8.5 
 7. Gainous, Bayamon8.1 
 8. Garcia, San German8.0 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon7.9 
 10. Williams, Santurce7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.7 
 2. Clemente, Humacao5.1 
 3. Rivera, Ponce4.7 
 4. Coronado, Guayama4.5 
 5. Garcia, Quebradill.4.3 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 7. Mojica, Bayamon3.6 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce3.6 
 9. Pagan, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Juan CORONADO
  Guayama
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Coronado, Guayama2.2 
 2. Fortuna, Ponce1.9 
 3. Rodriguez, Guayama1.8 
 4. Mojica, Bayamon1.8 
 5. Ayuso, Guaynabo1.5 
 6. Efejuku, Mayaguez1.4 
 7. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.4 
 8. Strong, San German1.3 
 9. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 10. Ortiz, Mayaguez1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Penn, Humacao1.7 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.7 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.3 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 7. Brock, Guayama1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce1.0 
 9. Hickerson, San G.1.0 
 10. Gainous, Bayamon1.0 


Ike Diogu (ex Guangdong ST) signs at Ponce - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Ponce (BSN) landed 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Ike Diogu (204-116kg-83, college: Arizona State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds USA passport. Diogu played recently at Guangdong Southern Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 41 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg and 9.7rpg this season. He helped them to win the league title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Diogu also spent pre-season at the Suns in NBA that year. The last summer he played at Capitanes. In 15 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.1ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Diogu also played 3 games in Liga Americas where he had also great stats: 19.3ppg and 9.7rpg. Part of last (11-12) season he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige (CBA) in China. In 8 games he had also great stats: 23.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.1bpg. Diogu was tried-out by the Spurs in NBA that season. But in two games he had just 1.0ppg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at the Clippers in NBA. In 36 games he had 5.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
In 2005 Diogu was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in first round (9th overall). The former Arizona State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Diogu received Africabasket.com All-African Player of the Year award and NABC All-NCAA District 15 1st Team award back in 2005 at his college time. Strangely Diogu also played for Nigerian National Team in 2012. He represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.6ppg, Reb-2 (10.8rpg), FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 82.6%.
Diogu has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Hornets, LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.
He is described as: Good low-post game... Great footwork... Good hands... Long arms... Lacks height and athleticism.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Louis DARBY
  Rovinari
  (196-G-84)
  Avg: 21
 1. Darby, Rovinari21.0 
 2. Martinic, CSM B.20.3 
 3. Shepherd, CSM B.18.7 
 4. Petty, Giurgiu18.6 
 5. Wisseh, Rovinari18.4 
 6. Horton, Timba Timi.17.5 
 7. Barac, Pitesti17.3 
 8. Brown, Timba Timis.16.9 
 9. Jovanovic, Timisoa.16.3 
 10. Jones, Hub Jets16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Christopher LEE
  CSU Sibiu
  (206-C-84)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lee, CSU Sibiu9.9 
 2. Glynn, Timba Timis.9.2 
 3. Dragusin, Craiova8.3 
 4. Steffel, Rovinari7.6 
 5. Miskovic, Craiova7.3 
 6. Darby, Rovinari7.1 
 7. Kinloch, Pitesti7.0 
 8. Carutasu, CSM B.6.8 
 9. Johnson, Timisoara6.8 
 10. Harvey, Giurgiu6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.6.8 
 2. Dzambic, Craiova6.4 
 3. Wisseh, Rovinari5.9 
 4. Cuic, Targu Mures5.6 
 5. Vlahovic, Ploiesti5.4 
 6. Jovanovic, Timisoa.5.4 
 7. Martinic, CSM B.5.2 
 8. Gruev, CSU Sibiu4.5 
 9. Petty, Giurgiu4.4 
 10. Dundjerski, Gaz M.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Derek WRIGHT
  U.Mobite.
  (180-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Wright, U.Mobite.2.9 
 2. Petty, Giurgiu2.3 
 3. Jones, Hub Jets2.0 
 4. Henifin, Brisbane1.9 
 5. Gennie, Pitesti1.7 
 6. Mandache, Gaz M.1.7 
 7. Burrell, Giurgiu1.7 
 8. Barac, Pitesti1.7 
 9. Wallace, Farul Con.1.6 
 10. Lee, CSU Sibiu1.6 
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. Kickingstall., Tim.1.4 
 5. Sipos, Dinamo B.1.3 
 6. Archie, Timisoara1.1 
 7. Barro, Targu Mures1.1 
 8. Harvey, Giurgiu1.1 
 9. Kinloch, Pitesti1.0 
 10. Knutson, CSU Sib.0.9 


Liga Nationala Round 2 of Semi-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Oradea - Ploiesti 90-91 (1-1)

Ploiesti shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. Oradea was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international center Catalin Burlacu (210-77, agency: Court Side) scored 22 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Serbian guard Aleksandar Vlahovic (190-90) chipped in 18 points during the contest. Australian-Trinidad and Tobago swingman Daniel Dillon (194-86, college: Arizona) responded with 21 points and 5 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American point guard William Franklin (183-85, college: Bradley) scored 17 points and 4 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Oradea: D.Dillon 21+4reb+5ast, W.Franklin 17+2reb+4ast, M.Pesic 14+4reb+4ast, Z.Comagic 10+8reb, N.Maric 9+4reb+3ast, B.Tibirna 8+2reb
Ploiesti: C.Burlacu 22+5reb+2ast, A.Vlahovic 18+2reb+2ast, P.Miletic 15+1reb+5ast, V.Tica 11+8reb+1ast, V.Stanescu 9+9reb, I.Timermanis 8+1ast
gschID: 240327


Targu Mures - Gaz Metan 96-88 (2-0)

The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 52-39 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Targu Mures made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Targu Mures outrebounded Gaz Metan 37-22 including 17 on the offensive glass. 28 personal fouls committed by Gaz Metan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Lithuanian guard Vaidotas Peciukas (199-82, college: Hawaii) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 5 rebounds. Montenegrin guard Branko Cuic (197-78) contributed with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Four Targu Mures players scored in double figures. American point guard Kyle Shiloh (191-85, college: Nevada) replied with 24 points and the former international swingman Andrei Mandache (191-87, agency: Global Sports Plaza) added 11 points and 5 assists in the effort for Gaz Metan. Gaz Metan's coach Marcel Tenter rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Gaz Metan: K.Shiloh 24+3reb+3ast, I.Lilov 14+1reb+1ast, A.Mandache 11+3reb+5ast, I.Ivanovic 9+4reb+2ast, Z.Krstanovic 7+1reb, D.Mitchell 7+4reb+3ast
Targu Mures: V.Peciukas 30+5reb+2ast, B.Cuic 19+6reb+9ast, A.Ciric 15+3reb, O.Barro 14+6reb+1ast, D.Paltinisanu 9+9reb, M.Ceskovic 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 240326



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  RUSSIA   


VTB League: Lokomotiv dominate Donetsk in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News

BC Donetsk - Lokomotiv 80:86

Lokomotiv stepped closer to the semifinal stage as they upset BC Donetsk in Ukraine. The Russian side posted an 86:80 victory before heading to Russia for the second leg.
The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. Lokomotiv made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) nailed 14, while Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) posted 11.
Simas Jasaitis (202-SF-82) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. At the losing side Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) responded with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Kyrylo Fesenko (213-C-86) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) delivered 11 and Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) had 10.

Lokomotiv: Mantas Kalnietis 22, Maxim Grigoryev 14, Aleks Maric 11,Richard Hendrix (204-C/F-86, college: Alabama) 10, Simas Jasaitis 10
BC Donetsk: Darius Songaila 24, Kyrylo Fesenko 14, Vojdan Stojanovski 11, Ramel Curry 10



VTB League: Spartak SP completed a successful trip to Nizhny Novgorod - by Eurobasket News

Nizhny Novgorod - Spartak SP 69:83

Spartak SP completed a successful trip to Nizhny Novgorod as they clinched the opening win in the eighth-final series. BC Nizhny Novgorod was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 33-10 charge of Spartak St.Petersburg, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) chipped in 12 points. Spartak St.Petersburg's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 17 points and 5 blocks and Vadim Panin (203-SG-84, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Game 2 is to be played on May 4th.

Spartak SP: Loukas Mavrokefalidis 19, Janis Strelnieks 12, Fedor Dmitriev (203-F-84, agency: Alti Sport) 11, Carter 10
Novgorod: Semen Antonov 17, Vadim Panin 11, Ivan Savelyev (190-PG-87) 11, Semen Shashkov (205-F-89) 10



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  SERBIA   


Rakocevic's 23 points give him Player of the Week award - by Aleksa Nikolic

35-year old guard Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) had great evening in Pionir Hall.He scored 33 points and also had 3 rebounds and 3 asissts.Index rating 39.Crvena Zvezda have very hard game against Vojvodina and won few seconds before end.
This is the best game for Rakocevic in Superliga this year.He is now second top-scorer in a league behind Bojan Bakic (195-SG-83, agency: Interperformances).
Very good game tonight had Terrico White (196-G-90, college: Mississippi), who scored 26 points in very important Radnicki's win against Partizan.



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  SINGAPORE   


ASEAN League: Phillip Aaron Morrison propels Slingers past Heat - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat - Singapore Slingers 62:63

Morrison Phillip Aaron sank a free throw late in regulation to propel the Singapore Slingers to the road win over the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN League latest game. He finished with 20 points to pace the visitors as they recorded the seventh win in the season.
The Slingers enjoyed an 18:17 lead after the starting period. The Heat went on a 17:12 run in the second period to ensure a 34:30 halftime lead. The Heat boosted the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 7-point advantage heading into the fourth frame. But the Slingers timely stopped the bleeding. The visitors went on a 17:0 run to take a 6-point lead midway through the final frame. Jai Reyes (173-G) and Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) dragged the Heat back into the game tying things up at 62. But Morrison Phillip Aaron sank a key free throw to carry the visitors to the victory. Jones-Jennings Rashad (203-F/C-84, college: UALR) tallied 17 points and 21 rebounds, while Singleton Rashaad (213-C-87, college: Florida Southern) added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Jai Reyes answered with 26 points and 9 assists for the Heat. Justin Howard had 14 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Saigon Heat: Jai Reyes 26, Justin Howard 14+12 boards
Singapore Slingers: Morrison Phillip Aaron 20, Jones-Jennings Rashad 17+21 boards, Singleton Rashaad 14+11 boards



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  SPAIN   


Qyntel Woods to miss the reminder of the season - by Eurobasket News

Lagun Aro suffered a major setback in their fight against relegation. They lost Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC). The forward would have to miss the reminder of the season because of the knee injury. Qyntel Woods started the season with Lagun Aro. He notched 11.9 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game in ACB. Last season Qyntel Woods started in Israel. He tallied 7.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game for Maccabi Haifa. Later Qyntel Woods moved to Dnipro. The forward posted 13.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game in Ukrainian Superleague. Previously Qyntel Woods had stints in Poland, Russia, Greece and NBA. He was named All-EuroLeague Forward of the Year back in 2010. He was also trumped All-Polish League Import Player of the Year in the same season.


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  SWITZERLAND   

Stats Leaders LNA

Points Per Game
 Dusan MLADJAN
  Lugano T.
  (198-SG-86)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Mladjan, Lugano T.21.6 
 2. Rutty, BBC Nyon20.8 
 3. Owens, BBC Nyon20.0 
 4. Chapman, SAM M.19.0 
 5. Ely, Boncourt18.3 
 6. O''Bannon, Hapoel17.8 
 7. Milisavljevi., Lug.17.5 
 8. Burrows, Starwings17.3 
 9. Dobbins, Starwings17.2 
 10. Reid, Fribourg16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin RUTTY
  BBC Nyon
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Rutty, BBC Nyon11.4 
 2. Burrows, Starwings9.4 
 3. Chapman, SAM M.8.5 
 4. Barber, Lugano T.8.4 
 5. Garrett, Fribourg8.1 
 6. Dobbins, Starwings7.9 
 7. Gordon, Lugano T.7.7 
 8. Reid, Fribourg7.6 
 9. Volcy, BBC Nyon7.5 
 10. Dubas, Monthey7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Barrett, SAM M.7.5 
 2. Gibson, MBC7.3 
 3. Milisavljevi., Lug.6.3 
 4. Parker, Geneve L.6.3 
 5. Jenkins, Starwings5.3 
 6. Kojadinovic, Month.4.7 
 7. Laroche, Monthey4.5 
 8. Draughan, Fribourg4.1 
 9. Stimac, Geneve L.3.6 
 10. Burrows, Starwings3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Jamelle BARRETT
  SAM M.
  (180-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Barrett, SAM M.2.9 
 2. Gibson, MBC2.9 
 3. Laroche, Monthey2.5 
 4. Jenkins, Starwings2.2 
 5. Petkovic, SAV V.2.1 
 6. Owens, BBC Nyon1.8 
 7. James, Geneve L.1.7 
 8. Fergerson, Lugano1.7 
 9. Kojadinovic, Month.1.7 
 10. Mladjan, Lugano T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Clint CHAPMAN
  SAM M.
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Chapman, SAM M.2.6 
 2. Garrett, Fribourg2.5 
 3. Toure, Geneve Lio.1.4 
 4. Burrows, Starwings1.3 
 5. Dobbins, Starwings1.3 
 6. Matter, Starwings1.2 
 7. Badji, Neuchatel1.0 
 8. Barber, Lugano T.0.9 
 9. Mladjan, SAM M.0.8 
 10. Owens, BBC Nyon0.8 


Jonathan Dubas moves to Belgium - by Luca Maffioli

Jonathan Dubas (202-SF-91) signed a one-year deal with Stella Artois Leuven Bears. The 22 years old power forward/center leaves BBC Monthey after three seasons. In 2012/13 he averaged 11.5 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.6 blocks in 30 LNA games. Dubas was nominated best Swiss U-23 player by LNBA. He's also a Swiss NT member. He played last Qualifications to European Championships 2013 -12: 7 games: 8.7ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 50.0%, FT: 50.0%.


LNA Round 4 of Quarter-Finals. Lugano and Neuchatel enter semifinals - by Eurobasket News

Boncourt - Lugano Tigers 52-85

Lugano Tigers earned a comfortable road win over Boncourt to advance into the semifinal stage. The game without a history. Lugano Tigers led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Boncourt's 36. They outrebounded Boncourt 42-25 including 29 on the defensive glass. American power forward Matt Schneiderman (204-81, college: N.Iowa) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Richie Gordon (203-89, college: W.Carolina) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 16 rebounds. Five Lugano Tigers players scored in double figures. American swingman Shy Ely (194-87, college: Evansville, agency: Merit Sports) produced 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Alexis Herrmann (178-92) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Boncourt's coach Antoine Petitjean gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Boncourt: S.Ely 19+8reb+4ast, A.Herrmann 11+2reb+1ast, G.Louissaint 8+2reb, D.Ferguson 4+6reb+2ast, I.N'Diaye 4+3reb+4ast, L.Lahey 4+3reb
Lugano Tigers: D.Mladjan 24+4reb+4ast, M.Schneiderman 19+11reb+4ast, R.Gordon 16+16reb, M.Magnani 13+4reb+4ast, D.Stockalper 11+5reb+4ast, W.Molteni 2+2reb+2ast
gschID: 240287


Monthey - Neuchatel 59-86

Neuchatel stunned Monthey to book semifinal ticket. The game without a history. Neuchatel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Monthey's 28. It was a great shooting night for Neuchatel especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. American guard Ray Reese (196-87, college: Tulsa) fired 25 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Quinton Day (185-84, college: UMKC, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 10 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Neuchatel players scored in double figures. Bosnian forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-87) produced 20 points and 6 rebounds and international Jonathan Dubas (202-91) added 12 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Monthey's coach Petar Aleksic already knew that his team would not have a big chance, so allowed to play ten players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Monthey: B.Djurasovic 20+6reb+1ast, J.Dubas 12+4reb+4ast, B.Savoy 8+4reb, A.Hodzic 7+4reb, C.Mafuta 4+2reb, D.Holmes 4+1reb+1ast
Neuchatel: R.Reese 25+6reb+3ast, J.Aw 16+3reb, T.Coleman 12+6reb+1ast, S.Louissaint 11+4ast, Q.Day 10+7reb+7ast, P.Badji 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 240286



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Gregory Washington finished successful season with Svendborg Rabbits - by Eurobasket News

Gregory Washington (208-C/F-84, college: Hofstra) finished successful season with Svendborg Rabbits. The Bears however shot down Svendborg on the road in the decisive seventh game of the title series. Andreas Jakobsen fired 24 points to lead the winners.
The Bears stormed into the game. They accumulated a 26:16 lead after the opening quarter. Svendborg managed to bounce back in the second term. The Rabbits narrowed the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 42:45. The Bears maintained the lead throughout the third term. Bakken entered the fourth frame up by four points 65:61. Andreas Jakobsen stretched the gap at 9-point mark 80:71 midway through the fourth period. The Rabbits could not get closer than 7 points throughout the remainder of the contest as Bakken cruised to the victory. Charles Parker posted 21 points and 8 rebounds, while Morten Sahlertz chipped in 12 points for the winning side.. Donald Rutherford with 24 points and 9 rebounds for the Rabbits. Mikkel Plannthin netted 24 points in the loss, while Gregory Washington scored 15.



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  UGANDA   


Inter-city tournament: Kampala need quick turnaround after loss to Mukono - by Joel Nature

A hastily-arranged Kampala A side delivered the thrill but not the sucker punch to lose 72-67 to Mukono on the opening night of the ongoing annual inter-cities basketball tournament at Lugogo.
The team, many of whom claim to have been called up on Monday at 4pm, four hours before the game, constituted a majority of the national team stars.

Warriors guard Ronnie Kasewu turned out to be the vilain, failing to shoot when Kampala A trailed 67-70 with 15 seconds on the clock in a disjointed performance on Monday night.

They remained adamant. It was expected with the way was arranged but I think we will play Mukono again in the final, Isaac Afidra said.
The forward was one of four additions to the team that represented Uganda at last years Fiba Africa Zone V Nations Championship.
Isaac Luggudde, David Kiberu and Paul Odong are the others. However, while the defensive contributions were easily noticed, they struggled offensively.

Ben Komakech, the only natural point guard on the team, scored 20 points and four rebounds, going four for 10 from behind the arc.
Stephen Omony was the other in double figures with 15 points, six rebounds and eight assists though he missed a probable game-winning shot when they trailed by one (67-68) with 34 seconds to play.

via dailymonitor



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  UKRAINE   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Randy CULPEPPER
  Fe.
  (182-PG-89)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Culpepper, Fe.20.2 
 2. Adams, Orleans19.3 
 3. Dykes, Hoverla17.5 
 4. Goods, Hapoel T-A17.2 
 5. Thomas, Cherkasy16.9 
 6. Greer, Azovmash16.8 
 7. Vukosavljevi., Hal.16.7 
 8. Mitchell, Halychyna16.4 
 9. Mayo, Mykolaiv16.1 
 10. Lyons, Budivelnyk16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladan VUKOSAVLJEVIC
  Halych.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Vukosavljevi., Hal.10.6 
 2. Moore, Fe.9.1 
 3. Jones, Albacomp8.5 
 4. Wiggins, DniproAzot8.0 
 5. Eziukwu, Panele.7.9 
 6. Muldrow, Pieno Z.7.6 
 7. Fischer, BC Donet.7.4 
 8. Korniyenko, Dnipro7.2 
 9. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.0 
 10. Harris, Azovmash6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lynn GREER
  Azovmash
  (186-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Greer, Azovmash6.9 
 2. Low, Dnipro6.9 
 3. Florence, Szolnok6.3 
 4. Lawrence, Hoverla6.2 
 5. Deane, Khimik6.0 
 6. Zimmerman, Neckar5.8 
 7. Perkins, Olympiacos5.4 
 8. Mitchell, Halychyna5.3 
 9. Adams, Orleans5.1 
 10. Brazelton, Petroc.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 James FLORENCE
  Szolnok
  (185-G-88)
  Avg: 2
 1. Florence, Szolnok2.0 
 2. Adams, Orleans1.9 
 3. Shavies, Mykolaiv1.9 
 4. Culpepper, Fe.1.9 
 5. Zimmerman, Neckar1.8 
 6. Chappell, Fe.1.8 
 7. Frazier, Kryvbasb.1.8 
 8. Low, Dnipro1.6 
 9. Dykes, Hoverla1.6 
 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. Weaver, DniproAzot1.0 


Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League Awards 2013 - by Greg

Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Higher League 1st Team 2013
Vasil Sainiev
Sainiev
Ilya Shemosyuk
Shemosyuk
Timur Arabadzhi
Arabadzhi
Vadim Reka
Reka
Dmitri Lipovtsev
Lipovtsev

Player of the Year: Dmitri Lipovtsev (207-C-86) of Musson
Guard of the Year: Ilya Shemosyuk (188-G-85) of Pulsar
Forward of the Year: Timur Arabadzhi (192-SF-81) of Avantazh-Pol.
Center of the Year: Dmitri Lipovtsev (207-C-86) of Musson
Defensive Player of the Year: Ilya Shemosyuk (188-G-85) of Pulsar
Coach of the Year: Sergei Tsimbal of Musson

1st Team
PG: Vasil Sainiev (182-PG-89) of Avantazh-Pol.
G: Ilya Shemosyuk (188-G-85) of Pulsar
SF: Timur Arabadzhi (192-SF-81) of Avantazh-Pol.
F/C: Vadim Reka (206-F/C-83) of VolinBasket
C: Dmitri Lipovtsev (207-C-86) of Musson

2nd Team
G: Sergey Lapenko (196-G-85) of Tornado
F/G: Boris Bereziuk (196-F/G-87) of Koksokh-Stal
F: Anton Rochnyak (206-F-91) of Avantazh-Pol.
F: Oleg Demchuk (198-F-94) of Pulsar
C: Vladimir Orlenko (214-C-85) of Khartsyzsk

Honorable Mention
Anton Mikhaylov (192-F-91) of Avantazh-Pol.
Sergyi Teleshko (209-C-92) of Ternopil
Gleb Glebov (208-C-82) of BK Kremen
Aleksander Kolomiychuk (202-C/F-91) of Koksokh-Stal
Pavlo Haylo (182-PG-87) of Koksokh-Stal
Stanislav Ovdeenko (192-G-84) of Kirovograd
Maksym Ozhegov (190-G-90) of Sozh Gomel
Sergei Sabutskyy (208-C-86) of Khartsyzsk
Igor Meshcheryakov (204-F-86) of Tornado



Superleague Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Azovmash and Budivelnyk step away from Final - by Eurobasket News

Azovmash - Ferro-ZNTU 86-79

Azovmash earned the third straight win over Ferro-ZNTU to step closer to the title series. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 32-20. But Ferro-ZNTU won second period 21-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Azovmash looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. It was a great evening for American point guard Lynn Greer (186-79, college: Temple) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Serbian power forward Tadija Dragicevic (206-86, agency: Beo Basket) helped adding 19 points, 11 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was American point guard Randy Culpepper (182-89, college: UTEP) with 30 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import R.T. Guinn (208-81, college: Baylor) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Five Azovmash and four Ferro-ZNTU players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Ferro-ZNTU: R.Culpepper 30+5reb+1ast, A.Butskyy 16+1reb+2ast, D.Werner 13+6reb+2ast, R.Guinn 12+6reb+7ast, C.Moore 6+9reb+1ast, A.Rybalko 2+2reb+3ast
Azovmash: L.Greer 22+8reb+10ast, T.Dragicevic 19+11reb+5ast, O.Kolchenko 14+1reb+3ast, M.Raduljica 13+6reb+4ast, D.Zabirchenko 11+1reb+2ast, A.Slipenchuk 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 239454


Halychyna - Budivelnyk 65-80

Budivelnyk upset Halychyna on the road to secure 3-0 lead in the semifinal series. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. It was a quality performance for American guard Malcolm Delaney (191-89, college: Virginia Tech) who led the winners and scored 23 points and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Leo Lyons (206-87, college: Missouri, agency: Edge Sports) accounted for 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. American forward Michael Lee (207-86) came up with 12 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Sergei Alferov (189-84) added 12 points respectively for Halychyna in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Halychyna: S.Alferov 12+4reb+1ast, M.Lee 12+6reb+3ast, D.Mitchell 11+3ast, L.Stefanishin 9+5reb+3ast, G.Ikonic 7+2reb, V.Vukosavljevic 4+9reb+1ast
Budivelnyk: M.Delaney 23+4reb+7ast, L.Lyons 19+6reb+1ast, A.Drozdov 15+7reb+2ast, D.Salenga 8+5reb+2ast, G.Tsintsadze 8+3reb, M.Anisimovas 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 239453



VTB League: Lokomotiv dominate Donetsk in Ukraine - by Eurobasket News

BC Donetsk - Lokomotiv 80:86

Lokomotiv stepped closer to the semifinal stage as they upset BC Donetsk in Ukraine. The Russian side posted an 86:80 victory before heading to Russia for the second leg.
The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. Lokomotiv made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) nailed 14, while Aleks Maric (211-C-84, college: Nebraska) posted 11.
Simas Jasaitis (202-SF-82) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. At the losing side Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78, agency: Priority Sports, college: Wake Forest) responded with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and Kyrylo Fesenko (213-C-86) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) delivered 11 and Ramel Curry (192-G-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) had 10.

Lokomotiv: Mantas Kalnietis 22, Maxim Grigoryev 14, Aleks Maric 11,Richard Hendrix (204-C/F-86, college: Alabama) 10, Simas Jasaitis 10
BC Donetsk: Darius Songaila 24, Kyrylo Fesenko 14, Vojdan Stojanovski 11, Ramel Curry 10



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  USA   


Ike Diogu (ex Guangdong ST) signs at Ponce - by Eurobasket News

Leones de Ponce (BSN) landed 30-year old Nigerian international power forward Ike Diogu (204-116kg-83, college: Arizona State). He has a double citizenship as he also holds USA passport. Diogu played recently at Guangdong Southern Tigers in Chinese CBA league. In 41 games he averaged impressive 16.9ppg and 9.7rpg this season. He helped them to win the league title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese CBA Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Diogu also spent pre-season at the Suns in NBA that year. The last summer he played at Capitanes. In 15 games he had very remarkable stats: 18.1ppg, 9.9rpg and 1.9apg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Diogu also played 3 games in Liga Americas where he had also great stats: 19.3ppg and 9.7rpg. Part of last (11-12) season he spent at Xinjiang Flying Tige (CBA) in China. In 8 games he had also great stats: 23.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.1bpg. Diogu was tried-out by the Spurs in NBA that season. But in two games he had just 1.0ppg.
The previous (10-11) season he played at the Clippers in NBA. In 36 games he had 5.8ppg and 3.2rpg.
In 2005 Diogu was drafted by Golden State Warriors (NBA) in first round (9th overall). The former Arizona State staris in his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Diogu received Africabasket.com All-African Player of the Year award and NABC All-NCAA District 15 1st Team award back in 2005 at his college time. Strangely Diogu also played for Nigerian National Team in 2012. He represented Nigeria at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 16.6ppg, Reb-2 (10.8rpg), FGP: 59.0%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 82.6%.
Diogu has played also professionally for other NBA teams like New Orleans Hornets, LA Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers.
He is described as: Good low-post game... Great footwork... Good hands... Long arms... Lacks height and athleticism.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
 1. Marinos 31-10 
 2. Cocodrilos 25-15 
 3. Gigantes 22-20 
 4. Bucaneros 21-20 
 5. Gaiteros 21-20 
 6. Guaros 20-21 
 7. Trotamundos 20-22 
 8. Guaiqueries 16-25 
 9. Toros 15-26 
 10. Panteras 15-27 

Regular Season: Round 39

Apr. 30: Trotamundos - Gaiteros 95-87
May. 2: Toros - Panteras 89-77
Apr. 30: Cocodrilos - Panteras 86-77
Apr. 30: Gigantes - Guaros 84-76
Apr. 29: Bucaneros - Marinos 73-74
May. 2: Guaiqueries - Trotamundos 108-110
May. 3: Toros - Panteras
May. 3: Marinos - Guaros



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  VIETNAM   


ASEAN League: Phillip Aaron Morrison propels Slingers past Heat - by Eurobasket News

Saigon Heat - Singapore Slingers 62:63

Morrison Phillip Aaron sank a free throw late in regulation to propel the Singapore Slingers to the road win over the Saigon Heat in the ASEAN League latest game. He finished with 20 points to pace the visitors as they recorded the seventh win in the season.
The Slingers enjoyed an 18:17 lead after the starting period. The Heat went on a 17:12 run in the second period to ensure a 34:30 halftime lead. The Heat boosted the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 7-point advantage heading into the fourth frame. But the Slingers timely stopped the bleeding. The visitors went on a 17:0 run to take a 6-point lead midway through the final frame. Jai Reyes (173-G) and Justin Howard (208-C-81, college: Mercer) dragged the Heat back into the game tying things up at 62. But Morrison Phillip Aaron sank a key free throw to carry the visitors to the victory. Jones-Jennings Rashad (203-F/C-84, college: UALR) tallied 17 points and 21 rebounds, while Singleton Rashaad (213-C-87, college: Florida Southern) added 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Jai Reyes answered with 26 points and 9 assists for the Heat. Justin Howard had 14 points and 12 boards in the loss.

Saigon Heat: Jai Reyes 26, Justin Howard 14+12 boards
Singapore Slingers: Morrison Phillip Aaron 20, Jones-Jennings Rashad 17+21 boards, Singleton Rashaad 14+11 boards



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Day 1 of 1/8 Finals. Lokomotiv, Krasnie Krilya, Spartak SP and BC Astana post wins - by Eurobasket News

BC Donetsk - Lokomotiv 80-86

Lokomotiv stepped closer to the semifinal stage as they upset BC Donetsk in Ukraine. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-80. Lokomotiv made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) stepped up and scored 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Lithuanian Simas Jasaitis (202-82) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Five Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. At the losing side Lithuanian power forward Darius Songaila (204-78, college: Wake Forest, agency: Priority Sports) responded with 24 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and center Kyrylo Fesenko (213-86) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: M.Kalnietis 22+5reb+5ast, M.Grigoryev 14+4reb+2ast, A.Maric 11+8reb+2ast, R.Hendrix 10+4reb+1ast, S.Jasaitis 10+8reb+3ast, N.Calathes 8+1reb+4ast
BC Donetsk: D.Songaila 24+9reb+5ast, K.Fesenko 14+8reb+1ast, V.Stojanovski 11+1ast, R.Curry 10+5reb+4ast, M.Pustozvonov 6+2reb+2ast, O.Lypovyy 5+5reb+5ast
gschID: 237609


N.Novgorod - Spartak SP 69-83

Spartak SP completed a successful trip to Nizhny Novgorod as they clinched the opening win in the eighth-final series. BC Nizhny Novgorod was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 9-point lead after three quarters before a 33-10 charge of Spartak St.Petersburg, which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Latvian point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89) chipped in 12 points. Spartak St.Petersburg's coach used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Semen Antonov (202-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) produced 17 points and 5 blocks and Vadim Panin (203-84, agency: Alti Sport) added 11 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Spartak SP: L.Mavrokefalidis 19+6reb+2ast, J.Strelnieks 12+4reb+3ast, F.Dmitriev 11+5reb, J.Carter 10+8reb+1ast, A.Koscheev 8+2reb+1ast, D.Johnson-Odom 8
N.Novgorod: S.Antonov 17+4reb+2ast, V.Panin 11+4reb+2ast, I.Savelyev 11+1ast, S.Shashkov 10+2reb, V.Ivlev 7+4reb+1ast, D.Golovin 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 237610


BC Astana - VEF Riga 89-76

BC Astana rallied past VEF Riga to open win count in the series. VEF Riga was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 53-33 second half run of BC Astana. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American point guard Jerry Johnson (182-82, college: Rider, agency: Beo Basket) nailed 14 points and 9 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import center David Simon (208-82, college: IPFW) accounted for 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Lithuanian center Antanas Kavaliauskas (207-84, college: Texas A&M, agency: Interperformances) came up with 12 points and 9 rebounds and American forward Will Daniels (203-86, college: Rhode Island) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for VEF Riga in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
BC Astana: D.Simon 19+5reb+1ast, B.Cvetkovic 18+4reb, A.Ponomaryov 14+2reb+1ast, J.Johnson 14+4reb+9ast, N.Jaramaz 9+2reb+1ast, B.Rush 6+5reb+6ast
VEF Riga: D.Bertans 12, D.Zavackas 12+4reb, A.Kavaliauskas 12+9reb, W.Daniels 11+6reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 10+2reb+6ast, E.Rowland 8+3reb+5ast
gschID: 237608


Triumph - Krasnie Krilya 69-76

Krasnie Krilya surprised Triumph in Lyubertsy to take 1-0 lead. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Triumph Lyubertsy won fourth 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 forward Nikita Balashov (207-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American point guard Aaron Miles (186-83, college: Kansas) contributed with 12 points and 5 assists for the winners. Canadian power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona) answered with 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Tasmin Mitchell (201-86, college: LSU, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 20 points in the effort for Triumph Lyubertsy. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest.
Top scorers:
Krasnie Krilya: N.Balashov 14+10reb, A.Miles 12+4reb+5ast, E.Kolesnikov 9+1reb+2ast, C.Simmons 9+3reb+3ast, O.Thomas 8+3reb, D.Kulagin 7+1reb
Triumph: T.Mitchell 20+4reb, K.Landry 14+8reb+4ast, T.McKee 11+6reb+6ast, A.Vikhrov 9+2reb+1ast, Y.Naimy 5+1reb+4ast, A.Kuzyakin 4+1reb
gschID: 237607




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Women News


Sydney Uni Flames tab Renae Camino - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Uni Flames (WNBL) inked 27-year old former Australian international guard Renae Camino (177-86). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Italian passport. Camino started the season at Bendigo Spirit (WNBL). In 20 games she recorded 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. She helped them to win the league title. This summer Camino played at Bendigo Braves (SEABL).
In 2006 she was drafted by Houston Comets (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
Camino was also a member of Australian international program for some years. She played for Australian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2005. Camino also represented Australia at the World Championships U21 in Moscow Region (Russia) six years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 15.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 32.4%, FT: 63.2%.
Camino has played previously professionally in France (Aix-en-Provence) and Australia (Adelaide Lightning, Townsville Fire, Logan Thunder, Brisbane Spartans and Brisbane Capitals).

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Lentacker comes back to Jeugd Gentson - by Eurobasket News

Jeugd Optima Gentson (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old power forward Lien Lentacker (179-90). It is actually her comeback to Gent as she played here before. Lentacker started the season at Blue Cats (Division I). In 19 games she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg this season. The most of last season she spent at Blue Cats. In 26 Division I games she averaged 4.5ppg and 3.4rpg. She helped them to win the league title and the cup. Lentacker also played at Young Cats earlier that season. In 7 Eurocup games she averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2009. Lentacker represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Ohrid (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 7 games: 12.4ppg, Reb-2 (9.9rpg), 1.6apg, 2.0spg, Blocks-2 (1.3bpg), FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 76.2%.
Lentacker has played previously for another Belgian team Jeugd Gentson.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Lentacker comes back to Jeugd Gentson - by Eurobasket News

Jeugd Optima Gentson (Division I) strengthened their roster with addition of 23-year old power forward Lien Lentacker (179-90). It is actually her comeback to Gent as she played here before. Lentacker started the season at Blue Cats (Division I). In 19 games she recorded 7.2ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.1spg this season. The most of last season she spent at Blue Cats. In 26 Division I games she averaged 4.5ppg and 3.4rpg. She helped them to win the league title and the cup. Lentacker also played at Young Cats earlier that season. In 7 Eurocup games she averaged just 2.1ppg and 1.4rpg.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 3rd Team award back in 2009. Lentacker represented Belgium at the European Championships U20 Division B in Ohrid (FYR Macedonia) four years ago. Her team won Bronze and her stats at that event were 7 games: 12.4ppg, Reb-2(9.9rpg), 1.6apg, 2.0spg, Blocks-2(1.3bpg), FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.4%, FT: 76.2%.
Lentacker has played previously for another Belgian team Jeugd Gentson.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Ambrosia ANDERSON
  Trutnov
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Anderson, Trutnov18.4 
 2. Lowenthal, VSE P.17.0 
 3. Vaughn, USK Praha16.4 
 4. Abdi, IMOS B.16.4 
 5. Brunson, USK Praha16.3 
 6. Fontenette, Valos.16.1 
 7. Sprague, Valosun15.4 
 8. Krizova, Strakonice15.3 
 9. Dotson, VS Praha14.7 
 10. Mrhalkova, Valosun14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Trutnov
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Ervin, Trutnov11.8 
 2. Greer, Trutnov9.6 
 3. Jileckova, Strakon.9.3 
 4. Dotson, VS Praha9.2 
 5. Brunson, USK Praha8.9 
 6. Brown, DSK Karlin8.3 
 7. Anderson, Trutnov8.3 
 8. Lowenthal, VSE P.8.0 
 9. Vaughn, USK Praha7.8 
 10. Green, Slovanka7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  USK Praha
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Skerovic, USK Praha4.7 
 2. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.9 
 3. Milovanovic, Lokom.3.2 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.1 
 5. Bartakova, VS Pra.2.9 
 6. Green, Slovanka MB2.9 
 7. Harapesova, VSE P.2.9 
 8. Bortelova, DSK K.2.9 
 9. Uhrova, Slovanka.2.5 
 10. Abdi, IMOS B.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-PG-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fontenette, Valos.3.0 
 2. Horakova, IMOS B.2.5 
 3. Thomas, Strakonice2.4 
 4. Nezdarilova, Slova.2.3 
 5. Green, Slovanka MB2.3 
 6. Bortelova, DSK K.2.2 
 7. Selby, Strakonice2.1 
 8. O''Reilly, Lokom.2.0 
 9. Lowenthal, VSE P.2.0 
 10. Misurova, Hradec1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.3 
 2. Hartigova, Hradec1.0 
 3. Greer, Trutnov0.9 
 4. Ohlde, IMOS B.0.9 
 5. Burgrova, USK Praha0.8 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov0.8 
 7. Sprague, Valosun0.7 
 8. Reisingerova, VS P.0.6 
 9. Peckova, IMOS B.0.6 
 10. Hanusova, IMOS B.0.6 


USK Praha claim third straight ZBL title - by Eurobasket News

IMOS Brno - USK Praha 73:80 (OT)

USK Praha shot down IMOS Brno in overtime drama to clinch the third consecutive ZBL title. Rebekkah Brunson (191-F/C-81, agency: LBM Management, college: Georgetown) stepped up with 25 points and 15 rebounds to carry the visitors to the historic title.
IMOS Brno entered the game on a high note after snatching a tough road win in Game 3. They tipped off the game aggressively and rallied to an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. IMOS Brno maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The hosts posted a 31:28 advantage at the interval. The home side did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They registered a 48:44 advantage into the fourth period. But USK Praha managed to force overtime knotting things up at 64. The teams were tied at 73 midway through the extra period. But Rebekkah Brunson stepped up for the visitors making it 77:73. Kia Vaughn (193-C-87, college: Rutgers) then followed with a three-point play sealing the victory for USK Praha. Kia Vaughn chipped in 15 points, while Michaela Zrustova (186-F-87) finished with 10 points for the visitors. Nicole Ohlde (193-F/C-82, college: Kansas St.) responded with 17 points for IMOS Brno. Farhiya Abdi (188-F-92) and Tereza Peckova (189-F-87) had 13 points each for the home team.

IMOS Brno: Nicole Ohlde 17, Farhiya Abdi 13, Tereza Peckova 13
USK Praha: Rebekkah Brunson 25+15 boards, Kia Vaughn 15, Michaela Zrustova 10



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Anael Lardy celebrate in Czech Republic - by Eurobasket News

Anael Lardy (170-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) celebrate in Czech Republic as her USK Praha shot down IMOS Brno in overtime drama to clinch the third consecutive ZBL title. Rebekkah Brunson stepped up with 25 points and 15 rebounds to carry the visitors to the historic title.
IMOS Brno entered the game on a high note after snatching a tough road win in Game 3. They tipped off the game aggressively and rallied to an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. IMOS Brno maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The hosts posted a 31:28 advantage at the interval. The home side did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They registered a 48:44 advantage into the fourth period. But USK Praha managed to force overtime knotting things up at 64. The teams were tied at 73 midway through the extra period. But Rebekkah Brunson stepped up for the visitors making it 77:73. Kia Vaughn then followed with a three-point play sealing the victory for USK Praha. Kia Vaughn chipped in 15 points, while Michaela Zrustova finished with 10 points for the visitors. Nicole Ohlde responded with 17 points for IMOS Brno. Farhiya Abdi and Tereza Peckova had 13 points each for the home team.
Anael Lardy started the season 2012-2013 for ZVVZ USK Praha (Czech Rep.-ZBL) and in Euroleague averaged 2.6ppg, 1.2rpg, 1.6apg. In 2013-2014 she will move to Perpignan Basket (LFB).



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  HOLLAND   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Katie BUSSEY
  ProBuild.
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Bussey, ProBuild.21.8 
 2. Biesters, Lekdetec.18.0 
 3. Klein, Den Helder17.1 
 4. McDowell, ProBui.16.6 
 5. Van Den Adel, Gras.15.5 
 6. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl14.8 
 7. Butter, Binnenland14.4 
 8. Kooij, Binnenland13.9 
 9. Van der Hoek, Den13.2 
 10. Roubehie-F., Binn.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leonie KOOIJ
  Binnenland
  (187-F-86)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Kooij, Binnenland8.6 
 2. Horelika, ProBui.8.5 
 3. Bettonvil, Lekdete.7.7 
 4. de Jonge, Lekdete.7.6 
 5. Bettonvil, CTO7.5 
 6. Biesters, Lekdetec.7.1 
 7. Hof, CTO6.5 
 8. Van der Hoek, Den6.3 
 9. Nieuwveen, Grassho.6.1 
 10. Slim, CTO5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Karin KUIJT
  Lekdetec.nl
  (175-G-90)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Kuijt, Lekdetec.nl7.2 
 2. McDowell, ProBui.4.3 
 3. Cornelius, CTO4.0 
 4. Klein, Den Helder3.9 
 5. Roubehie-F., Binne.3.3 
 6. Biesters, Lekdetec.3.3 
 7. Slim, CTO2.6 
 8. Van Den Adel, Gras.2.5 
 9. Kooij, Binnenland2.2 
 10. Bettonvil, CTO2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Leonie KOOIJ
  Binnenland
  (187-F-86)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Kooij, Binnenland3.3 
 2. Klein, Den Helder2.6 
 3. McDowell, ProBui.2.6 
 4. Biesters, Lekdetec.2.2 
 5. Butter, Binnenland2.1 
 6. Roubehie-F., Binne.2.1 
 7. Hartman, ProBuild.2.1 
 8. Bettonvil, CTO2.1 
 9. Van Den Adel, Gras.1.9 
 10. Slim, CTO1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Richelle VAN DER KEIJL
  CT.
  (196-C-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Van Der Keij., CT.1.4 
 2. Hof, CTO1.2 
 3. de Jonge, Lekdete.0.8 
 4. Kooij, Binnenland0.7 
 5. Schoen, Den Helder0.7 
 6. Micir, Binnenland0.5 
 7. Kasius, Binnenland0.5 
 8. McDowell, ProBui.0.5 
 9. Van der Hoek, Den0.5 
 10. Appers, Binnenland0.4 


ProBuild Lions force the decider - by Eurobasket News

Binnenland - ProBuild Lions 69-82

ProBuild Lions force the decider as they won Game 4 82:69. ProBuild Lions made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Latvian forward Anete Horelika (177-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American guard Katie Bussey (175-90, college: Montana St.) who added 23 points and 4 assists during the contest. At the losing side the former international guard Zera Butter (179-92) responded with 23 points and 6 rebounds and American guard Addie Micir (182-88, college: Princeton) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Binnenland: Z.Butter 23+6reb, A.Micir 16+6reb+1ast, R.Roubehie-Fissa 11+7reb+3ast, E.Kasius 10+9reb+1ast, L.Appers 7+3reb, L.Van den Adel 2+1reb
ProBuild Lions: A.Horelika 24+12reb+1ast, K.Bussey 23+4reb+4ast, M.McDowell 15+2reb+4ast, N.Boesaart 11+7reb+2ast, K.Hartman 6+3reb+3ast, S.van Dongen 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 239099



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  ITALY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 D''Andra MOSS
  Umbertide
  (178-SG-88)
  Avg: 17.4
 1. Moss, Umbertide17.4 
 2. Morris, Pozzuoli16.5 
 3. Lavender, Familia16.4 
 4. Sepulveda, Chieti16.2 
 5. Hampton, Orvieto15.7 
 6. Kireta, Parma15.7 
 7. Harmon, Parma14.4 
 8. Eldebrink, Cagliar.13.4 
 9. Johnson, Lucca13.4 
 10. Maznichenko, Pozz.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kelley CAIN
  Priolo
  (198-C-89)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Cain, Priolo9.3 
 2. Kireta, Parma9.3 
 3. Godin, Familia Sch.8.9 
 4. Hampton, Orvieto8.4 
 5. Seino, Priolo8.3 
 6. Lavender, Familia7.9 
 7. Harmon, Parma7.9 
 8. Karakasevic, Chieti7.8 
 9. Mahoney, Taranto7.3 
 10. Ruzickova, Lucca7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kathy WAMBE
  Familia Schio
  (176-G-81)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Wambe, Familia Sch.3.5 
 2. Eldebrink, Cagliar.3.4 
 3. Battisodo, Parma3.0 
 4. Infantes, Canik B.2.9 
 5. Striulli, Orvieto2.9 
 6. Cohen, Taranto2.9 
 7. Eric, Priolo2.7 
 8. Andrade, Lucca2.6 
 9. Sottana, Familia2.4 
 10. Mahoney, Taranto2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Mery ANDRADE
  Lucca
  (181-F-75)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Andrade, Lucca3.7 
 2. Sepulveda, Chieti3.0 
 3. Moss, Umbertide2.9 
 4. Battisodo, Parma2.9 
 5. Seino, Priolo2.5 
 6. Ruzickova, Lucca2.5 
 7. Maznichenko, Pozzu.2.4 
 8. Godin, Familia Sch.2.4 
 9. Mahoney, Taranto2.4 
 10. Dotto, Lucca2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Federica BRUNETTI
  Cagliari.
  (184-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Brunetti, Cagliari.1.2 
 2. Petronyte, Taranto1.2 
 3. Cain, Priolo1.1 
 4. Godin, Familia Sch.1.0 
 5. Cinili, Umbertide0.9 
 6. Karakasevic, Chieti0.8 
 7. Ress, Lucca0.7 
 8. Sutherland, Orvieto0.7 
 9. Lavender, Familia0.5 
 10. Kireta, Parma0.5 


Sydney Uni Flames tab Renae Camino - by Eurobasket News

Sydney Uni Flames (WNBL) inked 27-year old former Australian international guard Renae Camino (177-86). She has a double citizenship as she also holds Italian passport. Camino started the season at Bendigo Spirit (WNBL). In 20 games she recorded 6.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg this season. She helped them to win the league title. This summer Camino played at Bendigo Braves (SEABL).
In 2006 she was drafted by Houston Comets (WNBA) in second round (24th overall).
Camino was also a member of Australian international program for some years. She played for Australian Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2005. Camino also represented Australia at the World Championships U21 in Moscow Region (Russia) six years ago. Her team won Silver and her stats at that event were 8 games: 15.8ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 46.4%, 3FGP: 32.4%, FT: 63.2%.
Camino has played previously professionally in France (Aix-en-Provence) and Australia (Adelaide Lightning, Townsville Fire, Logan Thunder, Brisbane Spartans and Brisbane Capitals).

By Eurobasket Data Center



San Martino advanced to A1 for the next season - by Eurobasket News

Min.Battipaglia - Elite V.La Spezia 61-54 (1-1)

The game without a history. Min.Battipaglia led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Elite V.La Spezia to just 7 points in second quarter. Dutch Kourtney Treffers (186-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. point guard Maria Orazzo (173-94) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. The former international forward Silvia Favento (185-85) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and forward Marcella Filippi (186-85) added 11 points in the effort for Elite V.La Spezia. Elite V.La Spezia's coach Dragomir Bukvic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Min.Battipaglia: K.Treffers 17+10reb, G.Granieri 14+2reb+2ast, M.Orazzo 12+10reb, E.Ramo' 8+4reb, F.Di Battista 8+2reb+2ast, E.Riccardi 2+8reb+3ast
Elite V.La Spezia: S.Favento 16+10reb+1ast, M.Filippi 11+2reb, M.Laterza 10+2reb, P.Montanaro 7+3reb, C.Mugliarisi 5+5reb, A.Contestabile 3+4reb
gschID: 240216


Milano - San Martino 56-62 (0-2)

Milano was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. San Martino forced 23 Milano turnovers. Strangely Milano outrebounded San Martino 41-28 including a 21-5 advantage in offensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Slovenian forward Lea Jagodic (182-91) who scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. The former international power forward Martina Sandri (185-88) chipped in 9 points and 12 rebounds. The former international forward Manuela Zanon (187-80) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points and 17 rebounds and guard Silvia Gottardi (176-78) added 16 points respectively for the hosts.
Top scorers:
San Martino: L.Jagodic 16+7reb+2ast, E.Aleotti 12+2reb+1ast, M.Sandri 9+12reb+2ast, M.Sbrissa 8+4reb+2ast, V.Stoppa 6+1ast, A.Cattapan 5+1ast
Milano: M.Zanon 20+17reb+3ast, S.Gottardi 16+4reb+1ast, A.Calastri 6+7reb+1ast, I.Lepri 4+3reb, M.Frantini 4+4reb+1ast, S.Stabile 4+3ast
gschID: 240215



Familia Schio takes 2-0 Final lead - by Eurobasket News

Familia Schio - Lucca 69-52 (2-0)

Familia Schio takes 2-0 Final lead. Familia Schio dominated on the defensive end, holding Lucca to just 4 points in fourth quarter. They also forced 19 Lucca turnovers and had a 29-14 advantage in offensive rebounds. Belgian guard Kathy Wambe (176-81) orchestrated the victory by scoring 14 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. American center Jantel Lavender (190-88, college: Ohio St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Familia Schio players scored in double figures. Slovakian center Marie Ruzickova (189-86, agency: LBM Management) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Adrienne Johnson (182-89, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: LBM Management) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Lucca.
Top scorers:
Familia Schio: K.Wambe 14+6reb+5ast, L.Macchi 14+5reb+1ast, J.Lavender 12+10reb, J.Nadalin 11+10reb, R.Masciadri 9+1ast, E.Godin 5+2reb
Lucca: M.Ruzickova 12+7reb+2ast, A.Johnson 10+7reb+1ast, K.Ress 8+7reb+1ast, M.Andrade 7+5reb+3ast, A.Gianolla 6+3ast, B.Bagnara 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 240236



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Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket

Eurobasket.com All-Luxembourg League 1st Team 2013
Cathy Schmit
Schmit
Kayla Tetschlag
Tetschlag
Jessilyn Conicelli
Conicelli
Bridget Yoerger
Yoerger
Amanda Stowe
Stowe

Player of the Year: Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79) of Musel Pikes
Guard of the Year: Cathy Schmit (17-G-90) of Musel Pikes
Forward of the Year: Kayla Tetschlag (182-F/G-89) of Racing
Center of the Year: Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79) of Musel Pikes
Import Player of the Year: Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79) of Musel Pikes
Domestic Player of the Year: Cathy Schmit (17-G-90) of Musel Pikes
Bosman Player of the Year: Nadine Grieb (184-C-87) of AB Contern
Defensive Player of the Year: Kayla Tetschlag (182-F/G-89) of Racing
Coach of the Year: Erny Gruskovnjak of Musel Pikes

1st Team
G: Cathy Schmit (17-G-90) of Musel Pikes
F/G: Kayla Tetschlag (182-F/G-89) of Racing
F: Jessilyn Conicelli (177-F-89) of Etzella
F/C: Bridget Yoerger (180-F/C-87) of AB Contern
F/C: Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79) of Musel Pikes

2nd Team
G: Katie Donovan (178-G-82) of Etzella
G: Cerie Mosgrove (182-G-88) of Basket Esch
F/C: Christine Fisher (183-F/C-83) of Musel Pikes
F/C: Bracey Ulin (188-F/C-85) of Sparta
C: Nadine Grieb (184-C-87) of AB Contern

Honorable Mention
Nadine Bourg (165-G-92) of Black Star
Ildiko Vass (178-G-78) of Telstar
Lisy Hetting (172-G-90) of Basket Esch
Petra Manakova (195-F/C-82) of Amicale
Meghan Gardler (180-F/C-88) of Amicale
Esmeralda Skrijelj (180-G/F-95) of Sparta
Latoya Drake (188-F/C-86) of Sparta
Annick Neiertz (183-F-92) of Etzella
Magaly Meynadier (17-SG-91) of Musel Pikes

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Cathy Schmit (17-G-90) of Musel Pikes
SG: Magaly Meynadier (17-SG-91) of Musel Pikes
G/F: Esmeralda Skrijelj (180-G/F-95) of Sparta
F: Annick Neiertz (183-F-92) of Etzella
F/C: Bracey Ulin (188-F/C-85) of Sparta

All-Imports Team
G: Katie Donovan (178-G-82) of Etzella
F/G: Kayla Tetschlag (182-F/G-89) of Racing
F: Jessilyn Conicelli (177-F-89) of Etzella
F/C: Bridget Yoerger (180-F/C-87) of AB Contern
F/C: Amanda Stowe (186-F/C-79) of Musel Pikes



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Jelena Skerovic and Jelena Dubljevic win the title abroad - by Eurobasket News

Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) win the title abroad as their USK Praha shot down IMOS Brno in overtime drama to clinch the third consecutive ZBL title. Rebekkah Brunson stepped up with 25 points and 15 rebounds to carry the visitors to the historic title.
IMOS Brno entered the game on a high note after snatching a tough road win in Game 3. They tipped off the game aggressively and rallied to an 18:12 lead after ten minutes. IMOS Brno maintained the lead throughout the second quarter. The hosts posted a 31:28 advantage at the interval. The home side did not loosen the grasp in the third term. They registered a 48:44 advantage into the fourth period. But USK Praha managed to force overtime knotting things up at 64. The teams were tied at 73 midway through the extra period. But Rebekkah Brunson stepped up for the visitors making it 77:73. Kia Vaughn then followed with a three-point play sealing the victory for USK Praha. Kia Vaughn chipped in 15 points, while Michaela Zrustova finished with 10 points for the visitors. Jelena Skerovic collected 8 points,6 rebounds 5 steals and 4 assists. Nicole Ohlde responded with 17 points for IMOS Brno. Farhiya Abdi and Tereza Peckova had 13 points each for the home team.



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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Shavonte ZELLOUS
  Mersin
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Zellous, Mersin22.4 
 2. Frazee, Samsun18.7 
 3. Walker, TED Ankara17.3 
 4. Dabovic, Dynamo M.17.0 
 5. Swords, Ceyhan Bld16.3 
 6. Ford, Canik Bld16.2 
 7. Bjelica, Besiktas16.1 
 8. McCoughtry, Fener.16.1 
 9. Milton-Jones, Tars.16.1 
 10. Paris, Botas15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erlana LARKINS
  Mersin
  (185-F-86)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Larkins, Mersin14.8 
 2. Ford, Canik Bld14.2 
 3. Paris, Botas13.5 
 4. Black, Samsun11.7 
 5. Bjelica, Besiktas10.1 
 6. Pedersen, Ceyhan9.3 
 7. Thomas, Botas8.8 
 8. Milton-Jones, Tars.8.4 
 9. Sanders, Kayseri8.4 
 10. McCarville, Canik8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nilay KARTALTEPE YIGIT
  Istanb.
  (172-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.6.1 
 2. Robinson, Tarsus B.4.9 
 3. Vardarli, Fener.4.8 
 4. Anaz, Canik Bld4.4 
 5. Yavuz, Antakya4.1 
 6. Alben, Galatasaray4.1 
 7. Hodges-Lewis, Cani.4.0 
 8. Larkins, Mersin3.9 
 9. Jinks, Edremit3.3 
 10. Pondexter, Fener.3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Angel MCCOUGHTRY
  Fener.
  (187-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. McCoughtry, Fener.2.3 
 2. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.2.1 
 3. Doron, Tarsus Bld2.0 
 4. Milton-Jones, Tars.2.0 
 5. Bjelica, Besiktas1.8 
 6. Robinson, Tarsus B.1.8 
 7. Pedersen, Ceyhan1.8 
 8. Dabovic, Dynamo M.1.8 
 9. Lyttle, Galatasaray1.8 
 10. Bibrzycka, Fener.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.1.6 
 2. Black, Samsun1.5 
 3. Sanders, Kayseri1.5 
 4. Vesela, Antakya1.1 
 5. Fowles, Galatasa.0.8 
 6. Osipova, Istanbul.0.8 
 7. Milton-Jones, Tars.0.7 
 8. Thomas, Botas0.7 
 9. Pedersen, Ceyhan0.7 
 10. Swords, Ceyhan B.0.6 


Galatasaray ties TKBL Finals at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray - Fenerbahce 72-56 (2-2)

Galatasaray ties TKBL Finals at 2-2 after a 72:56 home win. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 13-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 72-56. Galatasaray dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Fenerbahce's 36. Worth to mention a great performance of Belgian center Ann Wauters (194-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds. International center Nevriye Yilmaz (194-80) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. American Angel McCoughtry (187-86, college: Louisville) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Belarusian center Anastasiya Veremeenko (194-87) added 13 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Fenerbahce. Fenerbahce's coach Roberto Iniguez rotated eleven players seeing no chance for a win.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: A.Wauters 18+5reb+2ast, N.Yilmaz 17+5reb, S.Ivegin 11+4reb+2ast, A.Torrens 9+2reb+3ast, S.Lyttle 8+6reb+3ast, I.Alben 5+5reb+4ast
Fenerbahce: A.McCoughtry 16+7reb+2ast, A.Veremeenko 13+5reb, I.Matovic 7+4reb+1ast, E.Tuncluer 6+3ast, N.Nevlin 5+3reb+1ast, C.Pondexter 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 240237



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  WNBA   


Spark announce training camp roster - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles Sparks made public the list of the players to take part in the training camp. The camp is scheduled to start on May 5. The roster included 19 names. Among them 2012 Rookie of the Year Nnemkadi Ogwumike (6'3''-F/C-90, college: Stanford), 2012 Most Improved Player of the Year Kristi Toliver (5'7''-PG-87, college: Maryland). They will be guided by 2012 Coach of the Year Carol Ross .

Training camp roster:
Farhiya Abdi (6'2''-F-92)
Nicky Anosike (6'3''-F/C-86, college: Tennessee)
Alana Beard (5'11''-G/F-82, college: Duke)
Alyssia Brewer (6'3''-F-90, college: UCLA)
Brittany Chambers (5'8''-G-91)
Tiffany Clarke (6'0''-F-91, college: Vanderbilt)
Marissa Coleman (6'1''-G/F-87, college: Maryland)
Paola Ferrari (5'10''-G/F-85, agency: Josep and Nicolas)
Briana Gilbreath (6'1''-G-90, college: USC)
Lindsey Harding (5'8''-G-84, college: Duke)
Ebony Hoffman (6'2''-F/C-82, college: USC)
Jantel Lavender (6'3''-C-88, college: Ohio St.)
A'Dia Mathies (5'9''-G)
Jenna O'Hea (6'1''-SF-87)<
Nnemkadi Ogwumike
Candace Parker (6'4''-C-86, college: Tennessee)
April Sykes (6'0''-G/F-90, agency: Two Points, college: Rutgers)
Lindsay Taylor (6'8''-C-81, college: UCSB)
Kristi Toliver.