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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   



Basketball Clinic Belgrade 2013. - by Zoran Popovic

From June 29 until June 30 in Belgrade will be organized 13 Basketball Clinic for coaches, 13 consecutive year. According to information from Serbian Association of Basketball coaches this year speakers will be legendary NBA coach George Karl , Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri , Serbian coaches Aleksandar Trifunovic, Sasa Nikitovic , Mihajlo MIljanic and Ana Veskovic. Translation on English language is organized for all international guests.

Day 1st, , June 29

09.00 Registration
11,00 Opening ceremony
11.10 George Karl
12.30 Sasa Nikitovic
14.00 Andrea Trinchieri
15.30 Ana Veskovic

Day 2nd, June 30

11.00 Andrea Trinchieri
12.30 Aleksandar Trifunovic
14.00 Mihajlo Miljanic
15.30 George Karl





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  ARGENTINA   


FIBA Americas U16: USA too good for Argentina - by Eurobasket News

USA U16 - Argentina U16 96:72

The USA confirmed the status of top favourite at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship. They claimed the second straight comprehensive victory at the start of the tournament. The USA shot down Argentina for 2-0 record on top of Group A. Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) knocked down 21 points to lead the winners.
The USA poured in 31 points in the first period to gain a comfortable 15-point lead. They added 24 points in the second period to boost the lead to as many as 22 points. Argentina stopped the rot in the third period. The Latin American team sparked a 22:17 run to narrow the deficit. But the USA quickly regained control and finished off their opponents with a 24:17 rally in the final frame. Thomas Bryant (6'9''-F-97) knocked down 13 points, while Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) added 11 points for the winning side. Guillermo Aliende (5'10''-PG-97) responded with 18 points and 7 assists for Argentina. Santiago Cuelho (6'0''-PG-97) had 12 points in the loss.

USA U16: Malik Newman 21, Thomas Bryant 13, Diamond Stone 11
Argentina U16: Guillermo Aliende 18, Santiago Cuelho 12



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  ASEAN LEAGUE   


Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League Awards 2013 - by Simas

Asia-Basket.com All-ASEAN League 1st Team 2013
Pauliasi Taulava
Taulava
Leo Avenido
Avenido
Chris Daniels
Daniels
Pauliasi Taulava
Taulava
Brian Williams
Williams

Finals MVP: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
Player of the Year: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
Best Guard: Chris Banchero (185-PG-90) of Petron Blaze
Best Forward: Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda
Best Center: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
Best Import Player: Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) of Thailand S.
Best Domestic Player: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
Best Defensive Player: Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda
Best Coach: Olsen Racela of Petron Blaze

1st Team
G: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
G: Leo Avenido (186-G-78) of Petron Blaze
F: Chris Daniels (200-PF-82) of Satria Muda
C: Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) of Petron Blaze
C: Brian Williams (208-C-87) of Petron Blaze

2nd Team
G: Froilan Baguion (170-G-80) of Thailand S.
G: Justin Melton (180-G-86) of KL Dragons
F: Darrius Brannon (206-F-83) of Thailand S.
F/C: Christien Charles (216-F/C-81) of Thailand S.
C: Steve Thomas (204-C/F-81) of Satria Muda

Honorable Mention
Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Petron Blaze
Gavin Edwards (206-F/C-88) of KL Dragons
Rashad Jones-Jennings (203-F/C-84) of Singapore S.
David Palmer (206-F/C-86) of Saigon H.
Jai Reyes (173-G) of Saigon H.



San Miguel Beermen dethrone Indonesia Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia Warriors - San Miguel Beermen 55:70

The San Miguel Beermen claimed the third consecutive victory in the ASEAN League Finals and celebrated the trophy. They swept the series versus the defending champions Indonesia Warriors to earn the title. Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) stepped up with 19 points in the decisive third game.
The Beermen started the game confidently. They recorded a 14:10 lead after ten minutes. The Filipino team maintained the lead throughout the second period. The Beermen accounted for a 33:27 halftime lead. Things hardly changed in the third frame. The visitors stayed in control. The Beermen ensured a 10-point advantage at the final intermission. The visitors held the Warriors to just 12 points in the final quarter and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Chris Banchero (185-PG-90, college: Seattle Pacific) and Leo Avenido (186-G-78) produced 10 points each for the winners. Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) answered with 21 points for the Warriors. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) had 15 points and 19 rebounds in the loss.

Indonesia Warriors: Mario Wuysang 21, Chris Daniels 15+19 boards
San Miguel Beermen: Pauliasi Taulava 19, Chris Banchero 10, Leo Avenido 10



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  AUSTRALIA   


Australian National Team 2013 - by Simas

Australian National Team for Sino-Australia Challenge 2013
#s#
Adam Gibson
Gibson
Jason Cadee
Cadee
Ben Madgen
Madgen
Chris Goulding
Goulding
Clint Steindl
Steindl
#e#5
Adam Gibson 188-G-86 36ers Australia
Jason Cadee 186-G-91 W.Adelaide B. Australia
Ben Madgen 193-G/F-85 Kings Australia
Chris Goulding 192-G-88 Gladstone P. Australia
Clint Steindl 201-F/G-89 Taipans Australia
Jesse Wagstaff 203-F-86 Wildcats Australia
Anthony Petrie 203-F/C-83 N.Adelaide R. Australia
Daniel Johnson 212-C-88 W.Adelaide B. Australia
Luke Nevill 218-C-86 Kalamunda E.S. Australia
Cameron Bairstow 206-F-90 N.Mexico USA
Cameron Gliddon 195-G-89 Taipans Australia
Igor Hadziomerovic 193-G-92 Boise St. USA

Andrej Lemanis Head Coach Breakers Australia



SBL: Scott fires as Cougars win two straight (Saturday Night Wrap) - by Eurobasket News

Damien Scott had a night out on Saturday hitting 44 points to lead the Cockburn Cougars to an upset win over the Lakeside Lightning to see them record two impressive SBL wins over the weekend.

After also beating the BOQ Perth Redbacks on Friday night, the Cougars beat the top of the ladder Lightning 112-97 on Saturday at Wally Hagan Stadium with Scott outstanding for the defending SBL champions with 44 points and six assists on the back of shooting 17-of-22 from the field, and a phenomenal 7-of-9 from three-point territory.

David Reichel (203-F-84, college: CS San Bernar.) also scored 20 points for the Cougars with Brian Carlwell (211-C-87, college: San Diego St.) adding 18 to go with 16 rebounds. Alex Prince contributed 17 points and Gavin Field 10.

Benjamin Beran (200-C-85, college: S.Dakota St.) top-scored for the Lightning with 27 points with Justin Cecil adding 20 and Darrel Morgan 16. Jarrad Prue again worked tirelessly for nine points and 21 rebounds.

The Mandurah Magic were victorious over the Perry Lakes Hawks winning 92-84 at Mandurah Aquatic and Recreation Centre.

Taylor Mullenax hit 32 points to go with nine rebounds for the Magic while Rhett Della Maddalena finished with 18 points and 16 boards. Taylor Land also scored 16 points to go with eight assists and seven rebounds.

Michael Lay scored 26 points for the Hawks with Corey Easley adding 17, Ben Purser 12 and Rob Cassir 11.

The Rockingham Flames beat the East Perth Eagles 90-89 at Mike Barnett Sports Complex with Travis Moore hitting 28 points and pulling in 15 boards for the Flames. Trent Gerovich also had 24 points, Steven Bennett 13 and Marko Deric 11.

Tom Jervis finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds for the Eagles with Jarrod Balcombe hitting 25 points to go with 10 boards. Drew Williamson had 10 points and six assists.

The Willetton Tigers beat the Luke Nevill-less Kalamunda Eastern Suns 116-108 at Ray Owen Sports Centre with Brandon Adams finishing with 30 points and eight rebounds for the Tigers.

Quinn McDowell also had 23 points and nine boards, Nebojsha Franich 14 points, Jacob Reed 16 and Mitchell Clarke 10.

Ben Smith had a big night for the Suns with 35 points and eight assists. Joel Questel also had 20 points, Louis Timms 16 and Russell Haxby 11 to go with his five assists.

The Geraldton Buccaneers scored a convincing 111-89 win over the South West Slammers at Active West Stadium to improve to fourth position on the SBL ladder.

Aaron Ralph starred for the Buccaneers scoring 35 points on the back of 8-of-13 shooting from three-point territory. Rob Kampman also had 15 points, 11 rebounds and six assists with Carter Cook scoring 14 points, Mark Heron 12 and Matt Wundenberg 12.

Jamahr Warren hit 19 points to go with eight boards and six assists for the Slammers with Ty Harrelson adding 18 points and Clive Weeden 16.

The Wanneroo Wolves improved a 9-7 record with a thumping 111-71 win over the Goldfields Giants at Neils Hansen Basketball Stadium.

Trian Iliadis finished with 23 points for the Wolfpack with Damian Matacz contributing 22 points and 10 boards, Seb Salinas 16 points, Reece Maxwell 15 and Rob Huntington 13.

Jaycen Herring top-scored for Goldfields with 21 points while Markhuri Sanders-Frison finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds.

The Perry Lakes Hawks women's team improved to a 7-6 record with a 54-42 win over the Mandurah Magic on Friday night.

Gabriella Clayton scored 15 points and pulled in seven rebounds for the Hawks to be only double-digit scorer. Casey Mihovilovich finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Magic.

The Lakeside Lightning beat the Cockburn Cougars 86-65 with Emily Fielding outstanding for the Lightning with 33 points and eight rebounds. Jessica Beran added 17 points and 12 boards.

Stephanie Jones finished with 24 points and eight rebounds for the Cougars with Emma Pass adding 15 points and 11 boards.

The Rockingham Flames bounced back from a heavy loss on Friday to Perry Lakes thumping the one-win East Perth Eagles 71-40 keeping the Eagles to just 17 first half points.

Samantha Whitcomb scored 16 points and pulled in 10 rebounds for the Flames with Cortney Hargreaves adding 15 and 11. Te Amorangi Wheki also had 10 points. Denielle Lipscombe finished with 17 points, seven rebounds, five blocks and three steals for East Perth.

The Kalamunda Eastern Suns consolidated third spot on the ladder with a 75-63 win over the Willetton Tigers with Jennie Rintala starring for the Suns with 26 points and 11 boards.

Adrienne Jones also had 13 points, 10 assists, eight rebounds and three steals with Melissa Moyle adding 12 points.

Antonia Edmondson scored 20 points and raked in 10 rebounds for the Tigers with Emma Lobb adding 14 points and 13 boards, Lisa Wallbutton 12 1nd 14, and Sophie Doyle eight and 10.

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



SBL: Week Thirteen 'Kickz101 Perth' Newcomers of the Week - by Eurobasket News

Stirling Senators young gun Joshua Throns has taken out the Week Thirteen Kickz101 Perth Mens Newcomer of the Week award.

For anyone who has seen Throns take the court for Stirling this year it is hard to believe he is just a nineteen-year-old SBL rookie.

Averaging 15.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game this season, opposition coaches will now be scouting Throns as one of the dangerous offensive weapons in the Stirling line-up.

Throns put on a stellar shooting display on Saturday night as Stirling took on the highly ranked East Perth at the Morley Rec Centre knocking down 20 points which included five threes from beyond the arc to go with 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals and 3 blocks as the Senators caused an upset win 98-91.
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



SBL: Slammers' Shocker - by Eurobasket News

Ty Harrelson (192-G-80, college: Wayland Baptist) injured his ankle and the Collie Crane Hire South West Slammers dropped out of the top eight after a disappointing 111-89 defeat at the hands of Geraldton on Saturday night.

Harrelson hurt tendons in his ankle during the second quarter at Activewest Stadium.

The 32-year-old tried to return but was hampered by the injury and after another minute on the floor, spent the rest of the game on the bench.

He had been in hot form with 18 points in 14 minutes on the court.

Harrelson will seek medical advice on the injury this week and is hopeful of taking part in this Saturdays important clash against reigning champions Cockburn.

An outstanding shooting performance from Aaron Ralph (198-G/F-89) lifted the Buccs to the win.

Ralph connected on eight three-pointers from 13 attempts and finished the game with 35 points.

The Slammers led 30-26 at quarter-time but fell away in the second and third terms, where they were outscored 63-32.

Jay Warren drained 19 points for the Slammers while point guard Cory Richardson found form in Harrelsons absence, scoring 11 points including three triples.
Clive Weeden scored 16 points for the visitors.
Courtesy of: http://au.news.yahoo.com



Week Thirteen SBL Players of the Week - by Eurobasket News

Cockburn Cougars guard Damien Scott (194-G-92) has taken out the Week Thirteen Mens SBL Player of the Week award.

This announcement tops off a perfect week for the Cougars. After taking care of the Redbacks on Friday night the Cougars managed to knock off the championship favourites Lakeside Lightning in captain Grant Daveys 300th SBL game.

It was an all-round team effort on Friday night at Belmont Oasis which allowed Cockburn to gain a three point victory over Perth with Scott a solid contributor chipping in with a handy 13 points and 7 rebounds.

On Saturday the Cougars went in as underdogs against championship favourites, Lakeside. Scott could not be stopped as he put together one of the best shooting displays of the season, shooting 77% from the field, to record a game high 44 points including seven-of-ten from beyond the arc to go with 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 1 steal.

Already a member of the Perth Wildcats Development Squad in 2012/13, twenty-year-old Scott is on his way to becoming one of the premier guards in the SBL.

Other considerations for the award included Aaron Ralph (198-G/F-89) (Geraldton), Brian Carlwell (211-C-87, college: San Diego St.) (Cockburn), Benjamin Smith (Kalamunda), Cory Cooperwood (Stirling), Drew Williamson (East Perth), Jamahr Warren (194-G/F-79, agency: ProSportsCareers, college: Missouri So.) (South West), Damian Matacz (Wanneroo), Taylor Mullenax (Mandurah), Michael Lay (Perry Lakes), Corey Easley (Perry Lakes), Tom Jervis (East Perth), Travis Moore (203-C-79) (Rockingham) and Brandon Adams (Willetton).
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



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  AUSTRIA   


Martin Kohlmaier joins Kapfenberg - by Eurobasket News

Kapfenberg signed contract with Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84). The centre spent the previous season with St. Polten. He notched 16.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in A Bundesliga. Martin Kohlmaier made it into Austrian League All-Domestic Players Team. Previously the centre had stints with Wels, Uppsala Basket, LTi Giessen, UB La Palma, Worthersee. He is not new to Kapfenberg. The centre played for the Bulls back in 2002/2007 seasons. Martin Kohlmaier made it into Austrian Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team in 2002. Two years later the centre made it into Bundesliga All-Domestic 1st Team. He took part at the Bundesliga All-Star Game in 2007 and 2008.


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  BAHAMAS   


FIBA Americas U16: Bahamas beat Mexico in Day 2 opener - by Eurobasket News

Bahamas U16-Mexico U16 77:54

Bahamas beat Mexico in Day 2 opener. Bahamas posted a 77:54 win for 1-1 record. Mexico meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group A of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay.
Mexico started with 12-10 lead but scored only 7 points in the second frame. It was decisive in the game as Bahamas erupted with 27 points and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Bahamas posted a 19-16 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-19 in the last period.
Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) nailed 12. Shamar Burrows (187-G-97) delivered 11, whilst Oswald Parker (193-PF-97) and Qyemah Gibson (198-SF-97) had 8 each. Saul Santana (180-F-97) edned up with 13 points in the losing effort and Melendez Villalobos Rene scored 10. Olivas Robles Jesus Humberto poured in 9, whilst Venegas Yamada Ivan Gilberto collected 8 points and 15 boards.

Bahamas U16: Deajour Adderley 18, Sebastian Gray 12, Shamar Burrows 11, Oswald Parker 8, Qyemah Gibson 8+13 rebs
Mexico U16: Saul Santana 13, Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) 10, Jesus Olivas 9, Ivan Venegas (200-C-96) 8+15 rebs



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  BRAZIL   


Macae add Marcio Dornelles - by Eurobasket News

The NBB newcomers Macae announced the name of their first signing. They agreed on terms of contract with Marcio Dornelles (194-SF-75). The forward spent the last season with Pinheiros/Sky. He notched 10.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in NBB. The forward posted 8.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in Liga Sudamericana. Marcio Dornelles also notched 10.6 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.0 steal per appearance in Liga Americas. Marcio Dornelles became Liga Americas champion. The forward also posted 12.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game in Paulista League. Marcio Dornelles earnd All-Paulista League Honourable Mention in 2012. Marcio Dornelles used to play for the Brazilian National Team back in 2000-2001 seasons.


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  BULGARIA   


Lukoil offered coaching job to Slobodan Savovic - by Maria Mitzova

Lukoil Academik Sofia has offered the vacant coaching job in the team to 34-years old Montenegrin Slobodan Savovic (agency: BBEH Cokrlija ), informs Bulgarian website Gong.bg.
The young coach has been working with KK Teodo Tivat last season, and has been in talks with Lukoil for the position in Bulgarian champion.
Asked for a comment, Savovic admitted the news, but said that he turned down the offer.
Lukoil's proposal was for a 1-year contract, while Savovic says to be ready to leave Montenegro only for a long-team commitment.
That way, Lukoil Academik Sofia remains without a head coach and keeps searching for an import for the position.



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  CANADA   


FIBA Americas U16: Canada record second straight win edging Chile - by Eurobasket News

Canada U16 - Chile U16 87:40

Canada registered the second straight win at the start of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They knocked down Chilean counterparts to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners.
Canada led by just three points after the starting quarter 18:15. The North American team shifted the gear in the second frame. They went on a 22:4 run to gain a 40:19 halftime advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They triggered a 32:7 rally to pile up a 46-advantage heading into the fourth frame. Canada outscored Chile in the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) produced 15 points, while Brandon Cyrus (193-SG-97) added 10 points for the winners. Diego Rojas answered with 9 points for Chile. Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) and Javier Barra (209-C-97) added 6 points each as Chile slipped at 1-1 record.

Canada U16: Koby McEwen 19, Justin Jackson 15, Brandon Cyrus 10
Chile U16: Diego Low (190-SF-97) 9, Dante Bahamonde 6, Javier Barra 6



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  CENTRAL AFRICA   


Besancon adds Kalambani to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besancon (NM3) added to their roster 32-year old Central African ex-international guard Joseph Kalambani (192-81). He played last season at Lagnieu (NM3). Kalambani was voted to Central African National Team in 2009. He was a member of Central African Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009.
Kalambani is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHILE   


FIBA Americas U16: Canada record second straight win edging Chile - by Eurobasket News

Canada U16 - Chile U16 87:40

Canada registered the second straight win at the start of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They knocked down Chilean counterparts to improve at 2-0 record in Group B. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) stepped up with 19 points to pace the winners.
Canada led by just three points after the starting quarter 18:15. The North American team shifted the gear in the second frame. They went on a 22:4 run to gain a 40:19 halftime advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They triggered a 32:7 rally to pile up a 46-advantage heading into the fourth frame. Canada outscored Chile in the fourth quarter and cruised to the victory at the end. Justin Jackson (198-SG-97) produced 15 points, while Brandon Cyrus (193-SG-97) added 10 points for the winners. Diego Rojas answered with 9 points for Chile. Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) and Javier Barra (209-C-97) added 6 points each as Chile slipped at 1-1 record.

Canada U16: Koby McEwen 19, Justin Jackson 15, Brandon Cyrus 10
Chile U16: Diego Low (190-SF-97) 9, Dante Bahamonde 6, Javier Barra 6



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  CHINA   

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Shavlik RANDOLPH
  Boston C.
  (208-F-83)
  Avg: 32
 1. Randolph, Boston32.0 
 2. Douby, Sagesse31.6 
 3. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.31.5 
 4. Williams, Shanxi Z.30.9 
 5. Akognon, Dallas M.29.0 
 6. Daniels, Rio G.28.6 
 7. Spencer, Al Riyadi28.6 
 8. Forbes, Guangsha28.4 
 9. Marbury, Beijing28.3 
 10. Hudson, Austin T.27.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Donnell HARVEY
  Talk N Text
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Harvey, Talk N Te.16.6 
 2. Gaines, Shanxi Zh.15.2 
 3. Randolph, Boston14.6 
 4. Wang, Fujian QB12.9 
 5. Li, Liaoning H.12.8 
 6. Harris, Ponce12.4 
 7. Abbas, Shandong FB11.4 
 8. Daniels, Rio G.11.3 
 9. Siler, Ponce11.2 
 10. Singleton, New Y.11.0 
Assists Per Game
 Osama DAGHLES
  TianJin S.
  (198-G-79)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Daghles, TianJin S.9.1 
 2. Perkins, Olympiacos6.8 
 3. Lu, Shanxi Zh.6.0 
 4. Marbury, Beijing5.8 
 5. Williams, Shanxi Z.5.2 
 6. McGrady, San A.5.1 
 7. Jeter, Shandong FB5.1 
 8. Gaines, Fujian QB4.7 
 9. Qahwash, Jiang.4.7 
 10. Forbes, Guangsha4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Doron PERKINS
  Olympiacos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Perkins, Olympiacos2.6 
 2. Spencer, Al Riyadi2.5 
 3. Douby, Sagesse2.4 
 4. Hu, Jiangsu D.2.3 
 5. Jeter, Shandong FB2.3 
 6. Marbury, Beijing2.2 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 8. Hudson, Austin T.2.1 
 9. Abbas, Shandong FB2.1 
 10. Han, Bayi R.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Hamady N''DIAYE
  Ti.
  (213-C-87)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. N''Diaye, Ti.3.9 
 2. Zhang, Shanghai S.2.9 
 3. Siler, Ponce2.3 
 4. Jones, New York K.1.9 
 5. Daniels, Rio G.1.7 
 6. Yi, Guangdong ST1.7 
 7. Morris, Beijing Du.1.6 
 8. Vroman, Shandong.1.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.1.5 
 10. Yan, Shanxi Zh.1.4 


Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Chongqing FD 7-1 
 2. Changsha Bank 6-2 
 3. Hong Kong 6-2 
 4. Jiangsu TX 6-2 
 5. Sichuan BW 5-3 
 6. Guangzhou L. 4-4 
 7. Heilongjiang 3-5 
 8. Nanjin Army 2-6 
 9. Jiang Xi 1-7 
 10. Hebei S. 0-8 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 12: Changsha Bank - Sichuan BW 92-84
Jun. 12: Jiang Xi - Heilongjiang 89-108
Jun. 12: Guangzhou L. - Hong Kong 83-95
Jun. 12: Jiangsu TX - Hebei S. 103-94
Jun. 12: Nanjin Army - Chongqing FD 101-106 OT

Regular Season: Round 9

Jun. 14: Hebei S. - Heilongjiang
Jun. 14: Sichuan BW - Jiangsu TX
Jun. 14: Chongqing FD - Changsha Bank
Jun. 14: Jiang Xi - Hong Kong
Jun. 14: Guangzhou L. - Nanjin Army


NBL Round 8 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Eighth-ranked Nanjin Army (2-6) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Chongqing FD (7-1) on Wednesday. The visitors from Guangzhou managed to secure only five-point victory 106-101. However their fans expected much easier game. Josh Harrellson orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 20 rebounds and 6 blocks. Nanjin Army's coach ZiKai Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chongqing FD maintains first position with 7-1 record. Nanjin Army at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. Chongqing FD will face league's second-placed Changsha Bank in Guangdong in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nanjin Army will play on the road against Guangzhou L. (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The most impressive performance of 8th round was 42 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds by Herbert Hill of Jiang Xi.


Changsha Bank - Sichuan BW 92-84

Everything could happen in Guangdong at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked Changsha Bank and second-ranked Sichuan BW had identical 5-2 record. This time Changsha Bank used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Sichuan 92-84 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the second position in the league. The game without a history. Changsha Bank led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American power forward Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Yan Gao (190-93) contributed with 22 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Changsha Bank players scored in double figures. American power forward Hassan Whiteside (213-89, college: Marshall) replied with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 17 rebounds and 4 blocks and center XiaoDong Chen (207-86) added 19 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Sichuan BW. Changsha Bank (6-2) moved-up to second place, which they share with Jiangsu TX and Hong Kong. Sichuan BW at the other side dropped to the fifth position with three games lost. Changsha Bank will face league's leader Chongqing FD in Guangzhou in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sichuan BW will play at home against Jiangsu TX (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Changsha Bank: G.Yan 22+3reb+5ast, A.Hilton 19+19reb+5ast, R.XiaTi 15+3reb+5ast, L.Lin 13+2reb+2ast, S.Jian 12+1reb+2ast, B.Jiguang 9+2reb+5ast
Sichuan BW: W.Hassan 25+17reb+1ast, C.XiaoDong 19+5reb+3ast, W.Jing 12+3reb+2ast, Z.ZhenHu 8+2reb, H.XiaoBin 8+2reb, W.YingLiang 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 242200


Nanjin Army - Chongqing FD 101-106 OT

Eighth-ranked Nanjin Army (2-6) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked Chongqing FD (7-1) on Wednesday. The visitors from Guangzhou managed to secure only five-point victory 106-101. However their fans expected much easier game. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 27-20 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time. They were better in overtime eventually winning that period 16-11. Chongqing FD forced 23 Nanjin Army turnovers. Nanjin Army was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 20 rebounds and 6 blocks. point guard XueSong Li (190-91) contributed with 27 points (on 12-of-14 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Shengyue Sun (198-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 13 rebounds and center JiaFu Tian (208-91) added 23 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Nanjin Army. Four Nanjin Army players scored in double figures. Nanjin Army's coach ZiKai Zhang rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chongqing FD maintains first position with 7-1 record. Nanjin Army at the other side keeps the eighth place with six games lost. Chongqing FD will face league's second-placed Changsha Bank in Guangdong in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nanjin Army will play on the road against Guangzhou L. (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chongqing FD: H.Josh 32+20reb, L.XueSong 27+3reb+1ast, Y.Liang 20+3reb+2ast, D.JunJiang 7+2reb, Y.Peng 7+6reb, Y.KaiFu 7+6reb+1ast
Nanjin Army: S.Shengyue 33+13reb+1ast, T.JiaFu 23+6reb+1ast, F.ChengLin 12+6reb+2ast, L.Jun 11+3reb+6ast, D.QinShuo 8+3reb, L.Dong 6
gschID: 242199


Jiang Xi - Heilongjiang 89-108

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Jiang Xi (1-7) was smashed by seventh ranked Heilongjiang (3-5) in Jiangxi 108-89 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Heilongjiang led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 41 points (!!!), 18 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard XueLin Yu (186-85) contributed with 17 points and 7 assists for the winners. Five Heilongjiang players scored in double figures. American forward Herbert Hill (208-84, college: Providence) replied with a double-double by scoring 42 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds (on 20-of-24 shooting from the field) and swingman Nan Zhao (195-84) added 16 points in the effort for Jiang Xi. Heilongjiang maintains seventh position with 3-5 record. Loser Jiang Xi keeps the ninth place with seven games lost. Heilongjiang will face bottom-ranked Hebei S. (#10) on the road in the next round. Jiang Xi will play against Hong Kong.
Top scorers:
Heilongjiang: P.Kevinn 41+18reb+4ast, Y.XueLin 17+1reb+7ast, Z.JunXiong 15+8reb+1ast, W.Nan 14+1reb+3ast, J.Ming 14+7reb+1ast, W.DaPeng 5
Jiang Xi: H.Herbert 42+15reb+1ast, Z.Nan 16+4reb+1ast, L.Jiawei 12+1reb+4ast, Y.JiaNing 8+1reb+2ast, W.Chi 6+7reb+1ast, S.Baoli 5+6reb+1ast
gschID: 242198


Guangzhou L. - Hong Kong 83-95

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Hong Kong's (6-2) road victory over 6th ranked Guangzhou L. (4-4) 95-83 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Hong Kong. Guangzhou L. was better in fourth quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 19 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward MingLiang Wei (195-82) contributed with 28 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Forward ZhiChao Ba (200-89) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists and forward DaWei Chen (203-85) added 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Guangzhou L.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Guangzhou L.'s coach XuLin Wang tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Hong Kong have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Changsha Bank and Jiangsu TX. Defending champion Guangzhou L. keeps the sixth position with four games lost. Hong Kong will face Jiang Xi (#9) in Jiangxi in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Guangzhou L. will play at home against Nanjin Army and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hong Kong: S.Craig 32+19reb+7ast, W.MingLiang 28+5reb, Y.Chao 14+5reb+3ast, L.JiuLong 12+3reb+4ast, L.YiDing 4+1reb, F.Zhou 3+1reb+3ast
Guangzhou L.: B.ZhiChao 16+10reb+6ast, T.Chao 15+4reb+4ast, D.ChengLong 15+2reb, C.DaWei 15+5reb+5ast, G.Liye 7+4reb+1ast, W.Yang 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 242197


Jiangsu TX - Hebei S. 103-94

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Hebei S. (0-8) lost on the road to fourth ranked Jiangsu TX (6-2) 103-94 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 9 points. Jiangsu TX dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Hebei S.'s 32. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Liberian-American forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee services) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 17 rebounds. point guard Xin Feng (187-92) contributed with 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Jiangsu TX players scored in double figures. Jiangsu TX's coach Qiang Xu used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Australian forward Tom Burns (201-84, college: USF) replied with a double-double by scoring 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard BoWen Tan (180-93) added 13 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hebei S.Jiangsu TX moved-up to second place, which they share with Changsha Bank and Hong Kong. Loser Hebei S. still closes the standings with eight games lost. Jiangsu TX will face Sichuan BW (#5) on the road in the next round. Hebei S. will play against Heilongjiang (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu TX: H.Othello 23+17reb+3ast, F.Xin 21+4reb+6ast, M.Zhuang 13+2reb+2ast, S.XianLing 12+2reb+4ast, F.Hui 10+2reb, C.Jianghua 10+6reb+4ast
Hebei S.: B.Tom 32+14reb+5ast, Z.Lei 16+4reb+1ast, T.BoWen 13+7reb+3ast, D.ZhiMing 9+1reb, J.YiLong 8+1reb+2ast, Z.GuoQiang 7+2reb
gschID: 242196



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  CYPRUS   


Panathinaikos Greece wins the title! - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

by Chris Mammides

In the most crucial game of the series, the team of Panathinaikos in a decisive fourth period beat the team of Olympiakos with 72-76 in a game that never ended as 1.27' before the end, the referees stopped the game and aksed all the funs of the home team to leave the court in order to continue without funs, nearly two hours after that and even though most of the funs left the court, the referees decided that the game will not continue and that the team of Panathinaikos was the winner of the game.

In a few words, the team of Coach Argiris Pedoulakis sweeps the the team of Coach Bartzokas with a 3-0 series and wins the double as the Hellenic cup was also green since last March.

The MVP of the game was the unbeatalbe 3D, Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) with his 18 points, his 7 rebounds, and his 2 assists while the veteran Kostas Tsartsaris (209-F-79) was also amazing as he proved in the most crucial game of the season that he stil has it, his 14 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds proved to be more than enough for his team. This is the 33rd championship for Panathinaikos and the 16th in the last 18 years, from 1998 and onwards.

Coach Argiris Pedoulakis succeeded to do the small miracle as with a bright new team concisting of 10 bright new players managed to win the double and lost the final four in details....
The after Obradovic season was not so bad for Panathinaikos after all......

The top scorers of the 3rd and final game were the following:
OSFP: Pritnezis 14, Spanoulis 13 and Hines 10
PAO: Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) 18, Kostas Tsartsaris 14, Lasme 12, Maciulis 11, Ukic 10

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  DENMARK   


Bakken Bears renew contract with Christian Lindberg - by Eurobasket News

The Bakken Bears have extended the contract of Christian Lindberg (195-F-83). The forward will stay with the Bears in the next season. Christian Lindberg joined Bakken at the start of the previous season. The forward posted 4.9 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in Ligaen. Previously he played for Horsens and Svendborg. The forward participated at the Danish Ligaen All-Star Game in 2010. He has been the member of the Danish National Team since 2006.


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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin DENTMON
  Arecibo
  (182-G-85)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Dentmon, Arecibo22.9 
 2. Mitchell, Talk N.22.1 
 3. Lamb, Oklah.Ci.21.2 
 4. Goudelock, LA La.21.2 
 5. Mack, Atlanta H.20.1 
 6. Samuels, Hapoel J.19.8 
 7. Joseph, San A.19.4 
 8. Howard, Ft.Wayne.19.3 
 9. Nichols, Arecibo18.7 
 10. Joseph, Brooklyn18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwayne JONES
  Golden S.
  (211-C-83)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Jones, Golden S.12.6 
 2. Harangody, Ft.Wayn.11.8 
 3. Butch, San German10.9 
 4. Samuels, Hapoel J.10.3 
 5. Mays, Sioux F.10.0 
 6. Jackson, Austin T.9.9 
 7. Varnado, Miami H.9.9 
 8. Onuaku, Canton C.9.5 
 9. Jones, Houston R.9.0 
 10. Wright, Maine RC8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andre BARRETT
  Sioux F.
  (175-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Barrett, Sioux F.7.8 
 2. Mack, Atlanta H.7.5 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.7.1 
 4. Wright, Arecibo6.8 
 5. Russell, Cocodrilos6.5 
 6. Karl, Idaho S.6.3 
 7. Quinn, Cleveland C.6.1 
 8. Singletary, Ooste.5.6 
 9. McNeal, Utah Jazz5.5 
 10. Joseph, San A.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin HOLIDAY
  Philadel.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Holiday, Philadel.2.4 
 2. Millsap, Los A.2.0 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.2.0 
 4. Greene, Reno B.1.9 
 5. Joseph, San A.1.9 
 6. Hannah, Marinos1.9 
 7. Tyndale, Maine RC1.8 
 8. Murry, Rio G.1.8 
 9. Jeffers, Iowa E.1.7 
 10. Leslie, Santa C.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jarvis VARNADO
  Miami H.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Varnado, Miami H.3.3 
 2. Melo, Boston C.2.9 
 3. Armstrong, Changs.2.3 
 4. Gladness, Santa C.2.3 
 5. Orton, Oklah.Ci.2.2 
 6. Johnson, Minnesot.2.1 
 7. Williams, Texas L.2.0 
 8. Moon, Los A.2.0 
 9. Jordan, Talk N Te.2.0 
 10. Plumlee, Ft.Wayne.1.9 



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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE   


Top former ESL players currently in pro basketball based on last week's performance - by Eurobasket Center

Here is the weekly review of the top performing Eurobasket Summer League players, who play currently pro basketball.

Sammy Monroe
Sammy Monroe
   #1. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry, currently plays in Mexico) led Mineros de Cananea to a victory over the second-ranked Ostioneros de Guaymas (23-9) 107-96 in the Mexican CIBACOPA in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Monroe recorded 39 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 5 assists in 38 minutes. Mineros de Cananea (14-18) is placed seventh in the CIBACOPA. Monroe is currently second on the list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has individually a very good year with high stats. Monroe averages: 25.2ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.6spg in the 32 games he played so far. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2010 Monroe went to the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Geneva.

Emmanuel Little
Emmanuel Little
   #2. Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota, currently plays in Mexico) led Rayos de Hermosillo to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (13-19) 74-66 in the Mexican CIBACOPA last Tuesday. He was the best player in that game. Little recorded 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds. Rayos de Hermosillo (26-6) is placed first in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Little has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.0apg. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Five years ago Little took part in the ESL camp in Chicago playing for London.

Akeem Wright
Akeem Wright
   #3. Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84, college: Kansas St., currently plays in New Zealand) led Otago OceanaGold Nuggets to a 2-point victory over the fifth-ranked Hub Jets (6-5) 95-93 in the New Zealand NBL on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Wright had a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 5 assists in 35 minutes. Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (10-1) are placed first in the NBL. Wright is the league's top scorer with 21.8ppg. This year his other stats are: 8.2rpg, 3.3apg and 1.8spg in the 11 games he played so far. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Four years ago Wright played at the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Kiev.

Dwight Thorne
Dwight Thorne
   #4. Dwight Thorne (190-PG-88, college: Colorado, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help KK Zadar (11-3) to beat Cibona (12-2). Thorne scored 8 points. The third-placed KK Zadar was badly defeated 101-83 on the road by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. Thorne's overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg. Thorne is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2012 he attended the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Kiev.

Justin Griffin
Justin Griffin
   #5. Justin Griffin (194-G/F-83, college: Hawaii-Hilo, currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help one of league's weakest teams Fuerza Guinda Nogales (15-17) in their last game. Despite Griffin's very good performance Fuerza Guinda Nogales lost 81-86 on the road to the higher-ranked (#4) Tijuana Zonkeys. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Griffin also added 4 rebounds and 5 assists in 36 minutes. It was Fuerza Guinda Nogales' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Griffin has relatively solid stats: 14.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.2apg in the 11 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

Garrius Holloman
Garrius Holloman
   #6. Garrius Holloman (198-F-89, college: Beth.-Cookman, currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in an Advice First Waikato Pistons' victory against one of league's weakest teams James Blond Super City Rangers (1-9) 94-80 in the New Zealand NBL on Sunday night. He scored 23 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Holloman's third season in pro basketball. Advice First Waikato Pistons (1-10) closes the standings in the NBL. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of ten consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Holloman has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 19.3ppg, 5.9rpg, 2.8apg and 2.0spg. Holloman attended last year the Eurobasket Summer League camp in Las Vegas.

Nicholas Covington
Nicholas Covington
   #7. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City, currently plays in Colombia), who plays in the Colombian DPB could not help Bucaros (12-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Bucaros (#2) was edged 85-82 on the road by the leading Bambuqueros in the Places 1-6 group. Covington scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was Bucaros' first loss after six consecutive victories. Covington has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg and 1.9spg in the 12 games he played so far. Worth to mention Covington played also for Team Munich at the ESL in Salt Lake City in 2008.



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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Caja Laboral
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Caja Laboral21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm16.5 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Delaney, Budivelnyk16.1 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 10. Brown, Lokomotiv15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.0 
 2. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.3 
 4. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.6 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray6.0 
 10. Drozdov, Budiveln.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Calathes, Lokom.6.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Hodge, Caja Laboral5.6 
 4. Wright, Spartak SP5.5 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.2 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 7. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
 10. Chatman, Unics4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics2.0 
 3. Doellman, Valencia1.7 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 5. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 8. Carter, Spartak SP1.4 
 9. Hodge, Caja Laboral1.4 
 10. Eidson, Unics1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 5. Lishchuk, Valencia1.0 
 6. Nankivil, Ratiopha.1.0 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm0.9 
 8. Vougioukas, Unics0.9 
 9. Carter, Spartak SP0.9 
 10. Ndong, Galatasar.0.8 



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Panathinaikos is the champion after sweeping with 3-0 the team of Olympiakos - by Chris Mammides

In the most crucial game of the series, the team of Panathinaikos in a decisive fourth period beat the team of Olympiakos with 72-76 in a game that never ended as 1.27' before the end, the referees stopped the game and aksed all the funs of the home team to leave the court in order to continue without funs, nearly two hours after that and even though most of the funs left the court, the referees decided that the game will not continue and that the team of Panathinaikos was the winner of the game.

In a few words, the team of Coach Argiris Pedoulakis sweeps the the team of Coach Bartzokas with a 3-0 series and wins the double as the Hellenic cup was also green since last March.

The MVP of the game was the unbeatalbe 3D, Dimitris Diamantidis with his 18 points, his 7 rebounds, and his 2 assists while the veteran Kostas Tsartsaris (209-F-79) was also amazing as he proved in the most crucial game of the season that he stil has it, his 14 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds proved to be more than enough for his team. This is the 33rd championship for Panathinaikos and the 16th in the last 18 years, from 1998 and onwards.

Coach Argiris Pedoulakis succeeded to do the small miracle as with a bright new team concisting of 10 bright new players managed to win the double and lost the final four in details....
The after Obradovic season was not so bad for Panathinaikos after all......



The top scorers of the 3rd and final game were the following:
OSFP: Pritnezis 14, Spanoulis 13 and Hines 10
PAO: Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) 18, Kostas Tsartsaris 14, Lasme 12, Maciulis 11, Ukic 10



CSKA keep Aleksey Zozulin and Aaron Jackson - by Eurobasket News

CSKA kept Aleksey Zozulin (198-F-83) and Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) on the roster for the next season. The team had an option to terminate the contracts after the previous season but decided to keep both players on the squad.
Aleksey Zozulin tallied 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in VTB League. He appeared in four EuroLeague averaging just 0.5 boards. The forward also notched 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in PBL. Previously Aleksey Zozulin played for Spartak SP, Ural Great and Unics Kazan. He made it into Russian Superleague All-Domestic Players Team in 2008. Aleksey Zozulin was the member of the Russian National Team in 2004-09 seasons.
Aaron Jackson joined the Moscow powerhouse at the start of the previous season. The guard averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per VTB League game. In EuroLeague Aaron Jackson delivered 5.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance. He also posted 4.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in PBL. Previously Aaron Jackson had stints in Spain, Turkey and Italy.



CSKA officially announce Vitaliy Fridzon - by Eurobasket News

CSKA announced the signing of Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport). The guard inked a 2+1 deal with the VTB League champions. Vitaliy Fridzon has just left Khimky. He played for the team since 2004. Last season Vitaliy Fridzon notched 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in EuroLeague last season. His stats read also 15.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in PBL. Vitaliy Fridzon also tallied 11.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in VTB League. Vitaliy Fridzon has been the member of Russian National Team since 2005. The guard participated at the 2012 Olympic Games. Vitaliy Fridzon posted 11.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the Bronze effort for Russia in London.


Laboral Kutxa hire Sergio Scariolo - by Eurobasket News

Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) has been announced as the new head coach of Laboral Kutxa. The specialist has signed a two-year deal with the Basque team. It is actually his comeback to Vitoria. Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with TAU back in 1997/99 seasons. He led the team into ACB Finals then. Last two seasons Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with Emporio Armani. He failed to advance into the SeriaA semifinals this season and got fired after the end of the season. Previously Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with Khimky, Unicaja, Real Madrid, Virtus Bologna, Desio and Scavolini Pesaro. He was named All-Spanish ACB Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2006. Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) was also trumped All-VTB League Coach of the Year in 2011.
Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) has been guiding the Spanish National Team since 2009. He led the team to the European Championship title in Lithuania in 2011.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Joe Prunty takes over Great Britain - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain has finally got to know the name of their new head coach. Joe Prunty will guide the team at the 2013 EuroBasket. He replaces Chris Finch who stepped down after the London Olympics. Joe Prunty has lately worked as assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Previously he was assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks. Previously Joe Prunty worked as a scout for the San Antonio Spurs. Great Britain will try to improve their two consecutive 13th-place EuroBasket campaigns in 2009 and 2011. They will play in Group A of EuroBasket. Great Britain will face France, Germany, Belgium, Israel and Ukraine. Top three teams from the group will advance into the Second Stage of the tournament.


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  FIBA AMERICAS U16   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. USA2-0
2. Argentina1-1
3. Bahamas1-1
4. Mexico0-2
Group B
1. Canada2-0
2. Chile1-1
3. P.Rico1-1
4. Uruguay0-2

Qualifying Round: Round 2

A

Jun. 12: USA - ARG 96-72
Jun. 12: BAH - MEX 77-54

B

Jun. 12: PUR - URU 65-59
Jun. 12: CHI - CAN 40-87

Qualifying Round: Round 3

A

Jun. 13: USA - BAH
Jun. 13: ARG - MEX

B

Jun. 13: PUR - CHI
Jun. 13: URU - CAN


Day 1 in Uruguay - by Eurobasket News

Canada U16 - Puerto Rico U16 76:63

Canada recorded the first win at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay. They outscored Puerto Rico in Group B opener for both teams.
Jamal Murray (191-PG-96) stepped up with 24 points and 7 rebounds to lead the winners.
Canada and Puerto Rico stayed on level terms throughout the first period. The scoreboard read 13:13 after ten minutes. Canada stepped on the gas in the second frame. The North Americans fired 23 points and gained a 36:24 halftime advantage. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the third term. Canada ensured a 12-point buffer before the final quarter. Puerto Rico could not recover in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end.
Malick Turenne (195-SG-96) responded with 14 points for Canada. Koby McEwen (187-PG-97) finished with 12 points for the winners. Arnaldo Toro (205-C-97) responded with 13 points for Puerto Rico. Gerardo Texeira (195-PF-97) chipped in 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the losing effort.

Canada U16:
Jamal Murray 24, Malick Turenne 14, Koby McEwen 12
Puerto Rico U16:
Arnaldo Toro 13, Gerardo Texeira 11+10 boards


USA U16 - Mexico U16 130:31

The USA got to the winning start of their U16 Fiba Americas Championship campaign. They steamrolled past Mexico in Group A opener.
Diamond Stone (208-C/F-97) (6'10''-C/F-97) stepped up with 20 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
The USA jumped to a 29:9 lead after ten minutes of action. They erupted for 39 points in the second term to extend the lead. The USA piled up a massive 68:16 halftime advantage. They did not slow down in the third period. The USA rallied to a comprehensive 99:24 advantage at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the win.
Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) provided 19 points, while Harry Giles (6'9''-F-98) and Ivan Rabb (6'10''-PF-97) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Rene Melendez (6'4''-SF-96) answered with 7 points for Mexico. Saul Santana (5'11''-F-97) had 5 points in the loss.

USA U16:
Diamond Stone 20, Malik Newman 19, Harry Giles 14, Ivan Rabb 14
Mexico U16:
Rene Melendez 7, Saul Santana 5

Argentina-Bahamas 74:53

Argentina open campaign with the win over Bahamas. The Argentinean team posted a 74:53 victory in Day 1 of Group A campaign.
Argentina won the first period 20-16 and never looked behind after. They added 14-8 in the second frame and led 34:24 at the halftime. Moreover Argentina dominated the second half as well. They won the third period 20-18 and finished the game with 20-11 rally.

Lucio Delfino (197-PF-97) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and 17 rebounds, while Nunez de Carvalho Ayan added 13. Maximo Fjellerup (192-SG-97) notched 12 and Christian Boudet (193-F-97) poured in 11. Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) ended up with 15 points in defeat and Deondre Vilmar (190-PG-97) scored 13. Shamar Burrows (187-G-97) delivered 10, whilst Gibson Qyemah Tahfeeq had 7.
Tomorrow United States of America will take on Argentina, while Bahamas will face Mexico.

Argentina:
Lucio Delfino 18+17 rebs, Nunez de Carvalho Ayan 13, Maximo Fjellerup 12, Christian Boudet 11
Bahamas:
Deajour Adderley 15, Deondre Vilmar 13, Shamar Burrows 10, Gibson Qyemah Tahfeeq 7

Uruguay U16 - Chile U16 62:64

Sebastian Herrera (190-SF-97) sank a late basket and propelled Chile to the starting victory at the U16 FIBA American Championship. Chile overcame hosting Uruguay in Group B opener. Dante Bahamonde (174-G-96) and Sebastian Herrera stepped up with 18 points apiece to pace the visitors.
It was a close battle from start to finish. Uruguay and Chile were tied at 16 at the first break. Chile put their noses in front in the second frame. The visitors snatched a 29:28 halftime lead. Uruguay denied the deficit in the third stanza. The hosts evened the game at 47 with ten minutes remaining. Chile spurred ahead late in regulation but a triple from Agustin Viotti tied things up at 62.
Sebastian Herrera came up with late heroics as his bucket with four seconds left in regulation sealed the win for Chile. Nicolas Aguirre (176-PG-97) provided 17 points for the winning side. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) responded with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Uruguay. Santiago Massa had 15 points in the loss.

Uruguay U16:
Facundo Grolla 17+10 boards, Santago Massa 15
Chile U16:
Dante Bahamonde 18, Sebastian Herrera 18, Nicolas Aguirre 17



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KORISLIIGA: Heinonen and Nenonen continue - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Two Finnish F have decided and re-signed with their team to continue their basketball career. Timo Heinonen (198-F-81, agency: Blacktop Management) will start his 15th season on top level in Finland and second season on KTP (Kotka) roster. Heinonen averaged passed season 11,1 ppg (1 - 64,5%, 2 - 57,9%, 3 - 46,8%). 5,0 rpg in 26:40 mpg and 53 contests, when KTP was winning silver. Juho Nenonen (202-SF-87) will start his 9th season in Top League and sixth season on Kataja (Joensuu) roster. Last season Nenonen played in 51 games averaging 7,7 ppg (1 - 74,8%, 2 - 44,7%, 3 - 36,1%) and 4,0 rpg in 20:28 mpg, when Kataja won bronze.


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Besancon adds Kalambani to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Besancon (NM3) added to their roster 32-year old Central African ex-international guard Joseph Kalambani (192-81). He played last season at Lagnieu (NM3). Kalambani was voted to Central African National Team in 2009. He was a member of Central African Senior National Team between 2005 and 2009.
Kalambani is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Anthony Penuisic is a newcomer at Brissac-Aubance - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old forward Anthony Penuisic (195-83). He has played for the last three years at Union La Rochelle in NM2. Penuisic helped his team get promotion to NM1. He contributed to his team winning the group title.
Penuisic has played previously for three other France teams: Vitre, Denek and Longwy.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Anthony Penuisic is a newcomer at Brissac-Aubance - by Eurobasket News

Brissac-Aubance Basket (NM2) strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old forward Anthony Penuisic (195-83). He has played for the last three years at Union La Rochelle in NM2. Penuisic helped his team get promotion to NM1. He contributed to his team winning the group title.
Penuisic has played previously for three other France teams: Vitre, Denek and Longwy.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Tony Parker selected the top French playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Tony Parker
Tony Parker
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Tony Parker (188-82, currently plays in NBA). He led San Antonio Spurs to a victory over the Miami Heat (66-16) 92-88 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. Parker was MVP of the game. He recorded 21 points and added 6 assists in 40 minutes on the court. The San Antonio Spurs have a solid 58-24 record this season. It's Parker's 12th year with the team. Parker has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 7.5apg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 83.1% in the 83 games he played so far. Parker is currently a member of the French senior national team.

Joffrey Lauvergne
Joffrey Lauvergne
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international forward Joffrey Lauvergne (210-91, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia). He was the major contributor in Partizan's victory against the leader Zvezda (22-3) 68-52 in a derby game in the Serbian A League last Wednesday. Lauvergne recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Superliga. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (12-2) is placed first. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Lauvergne's first season with the team. Lauvergne is currently sixth on the league's list of best rebounders. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.0ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.3apg, 3FGP: 26.7% and FT: 61.6%. Lauvergne played for the French U20 national team in 2011.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was U20 international guard Leo Westermann (198-92, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Joffrey Lauvergne and both played together in the last Serbian A League game. Westermann managed to help BC Partizan MT:S Beograd to win against the leader Zvezda (22-3) 68-52 in a derby game. He recorded only 3 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Westermann's overall stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.7apg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3FGP: 35.1% and FT: 66.7%. He is also a member of the French U20 national team.

Boris Diaw
Boris Diaw
   #4. Power forward Boris Diaw (203-82, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Tony Parker and both played together in the last NBA game. Diaw contributed to a San Antonio Spurs' victory against the Miami Heat (66-16) 92-88. He recorded only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. This year Diaw's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.3apg in the 87 games. He is also French national team player.

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

   #1. Afik Nissim (186-PG-81, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Eilat to a victory against the third-ranked Maccabi Haifa (17-10) 82-72 in the Israeli Winner League on Wednesday night. He recorded 13 points and added 3 passes (made all of his six free throws) in 23 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Hapoel Eilat (17-10) is placed second. Nissim has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 1.8rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4spg in the 37 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: French and Israeli.

Other top French players, who play abroad:

Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) plays for San Antonio Spurs in the NBA
Evan Fournier (199-SG-92) plays for Denver Nuggets in the NBA
Ronny Turiaf (208-C-83) plays for Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA
Thomas Heurtel (188-G-89) plays for Caja Laboral in Spanish ACB
Fabien Causeur (193-SG-87) plays for Caja Laboral in Spanish ACB
Ian Mahinmi (206-F/C-86) plays for Indiana Pacers in the NBA
Adrien Moerman (203-F/C-88) plays for Gescrap BB in Spanish ACB
Joakim Noah (211-F/C-85) plays for Chicago Bulls in the NBA
Johan Petro (214-C-86) plays for Atlanta Hawks in the NBA
Florent Pietrus (202-F-81) plays for Valencia Basket in Spanish ACB
Rodrigue Beaubois (186-PG-88) plays for Dallas Mavericks in the NBA

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



Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team 2013
Dwight Buycks
Buycks
Edwin Jackson
Jackson
Blake Schilb
Schilb
Ricardo Greer
Greer
Alexis Ajinca
Ajinca

Finals MVP: David Lighty (195-G/F-88) of Nanterre
Player of the Year: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
Guard of the Year: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
Forward of the Year: Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78) of Strasbourg
Center of the Year: Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88) of Strasbourg
Newcomer of the Year: Livio Jean-Charles (204-PF-93) of ASVEL
Domestic Player of the Year: Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) of ASVEL
Import Player of the Year: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
Bosman Player of the Year: Anthony Dobbins (194-G-81) of Poitiers
Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Dobbins (194-G-81) of Poitiers
Coach of the Year: Pascal Donadieu of Nanterre

1st Team
PG: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
G: Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) of ASVEL
G/F: Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83) of Chalon
F/G: Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78) of Strasbourg
C: Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88) of Strasbourg

2nd Team
PG: Louis Campbell (190-PG-79) of Strasbourg
PG: Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) of Paris-Levallois
F: Amara Sy (202-F-81) of ASVEL
F: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
F: Shelden Williams (206-F-83) of Chalon

3rd Team
G: Trenton Meacham (188-G-85) of Nanterre
G: Bernard King (196-G-81) of Selcuk Univ.
F: Brian Greene (204-F-81) of Orleans
F: Jon Brockman (201-F-87) of Chalon
C: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Gravelines

Honorable Mention
Pape-Philippe Amagou (185-G-85) of Roanne
Coleman Collins (206-C/F-86) of Roanne
Souleyman Diabate (183-PG-87) of Nancy
Rudy Gobert (212-C-92) of Cholet
Jeremy Leloup (202-F-87) of Dijon
Vlad Moldoveanu (209-F-88) of Le Havre
Darryl Monroe (202-C/F-86) of Boulazac
Johan Passave-Ducteil (200-C-85) of Nanterre
Marc-Antoine Pellin (169-PG-87) of Orleans
Marcellus Sommerville (200-F-82) of Nancy
Cuthbert Victor (197-F-83) of Le Mans
Jawad Williams (204-F-83) of Paris-Levallois

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Antoine Diot (191-PG-89) of Paris-Levallois
G: Edwin Jackson (191-G-89) of ASVEL
F: Amara Sy (202-F-81) of ASVEL
C: Ludovic Vaty (206-C-88) of Gravelines
C: Alexis Ajinca (215-C-88) of Strasbourg

All-Imports Team
PG: Dwight Buycks (190-PG-89) of Gravelines
G/F: Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83) of Chalon
F/G: Ricardo Greer (197-F/G-78) of Strasbourg
F: Sean May (206-F-84) of Paris-Levallois
F: Shelden Williams (206-F-83) of Chalon

All-Defensive Team
PG: Andrew Albicy (178-PG-90) of Paris-Levallois
G: David Melody (184-G-77) of Dijon
G: Anthony Dobbins (194-G-81) of Poitiers
F: Cuthbert Victor (197-F-83) of Le Mans
F: Shelden Williams (206-F-83) of Chalon



Evreux bring in Olu Ashaolu - by Eurobasket News

Evreux bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Olu Ashaolu (200-F-88, agency: Norton Sports Management, college: Oregon). The Nigerian-Canadian forward spent the last season in Spain. He played for Caceres Basket. Olu Ashaolu notched 10.3 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in LEB Gold. He made it to the LEB Gold playoff semis. It was the first pro season for Olu Ashaolu. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 2012. The forward posted 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in his senior season. Olu Ashaolu was the member of U18 Canadian National Team back in 2006.


Souffel recruit Dzenan Kurtic - by Eurobasket News

Souffel reinforced their roster. They inked a deal with Dzenan Kurtic (206-F/C-92). The centre played for Denain last season. He posted 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in ProB. Previously Dzenan Kurtic played for Nancy. He was the member of the French U20 National Team.


Monaco is close to signing Miguel Buval - by Eurobasket News

Monaco is set to finalize the signing of the third player in the post-season. They have reportedly agreed on terms of contract with Miguel Buval (208-C-90). The centre spent the last season with Cognac. He posted 8.4 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in NM1. Miguel Buval is the product of Pau-Orthez basketball school. He was the member of U18, U19 French National Teams.


Strasbourg add Jeremy Leloup - by Eurobasket News

Strasbourg bolstered their roster. They added Jeremy Leloup (202-F-87) to the squad. The forward inked a two-year contract with the team. Last season Jeremy Leloup played for Dijon. He posted 13.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.9 steals per game in ProA. He also delivered 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals per appearance in EuroChallenge. Leloup earned All-French ProA Honourable Mention in 2013. Previously Jeremy Leloup played for Le Mans and Vichy. He was named into All-French ProB 2nd Team in 2011. Jeremy Leloup was also trumped French ProA U20 Championship MVP in 2007. The forward was the member of U20 French National Team.


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Rosa Radom inks Kirk Archibeque - by Greg

KS Rosasport Radom (TBL) signed 29-year old American center Kirk Archibeque (205-113kg-84, college: Fort Lewis). He just played at MIA Academy in Georgian Superleague. In 29 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.1ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (also #4 in the league) and 2.2apg this season. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.

It is actually his come back to Poland. The most of last season he spent at Stelmet Zielona Gora. In 33 TBL games he had 10.9ppg and 8.0rpg. The other Polish team Archibeque played for was LKS Sphinx in 2011/2012 season (16.7ppg, 10.2rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.5apg) and Polpharma in 2010/2011 (9.1ppg and 6.2rpg

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. White, Phoenix17.2 
 2. Burrell, Bremerha.16.2 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen15.8 
 4. Bell, Phoenix Hagen15.7 
 5. Bryant, Ratiopharm15.6 
 6. Peacock, Fraport15.4 
 7. Gavel, Brose Bask.15.0 
 8. Brooks, Fraport SKY14.7 
 9. Taylor, Art.Dragons14.3 
 10. Redding, Walter T.14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm10.1 
 2. Anderson, s.Oliv.7.2 
 3. Ovcina, LTi 46ers7.1 
 4. Chubb, EWE Baskets6.8 
 5. Linhart, TBB Trier6.5 
 6. McGhee, Bayreuth6.5 
 7. King, Art.Dragons6.4 
 8. Gordon, Phoenix6.4 
 9. Lischka, Walter T.6.3 
 10. Robertson, Fraport6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Telekom .
  (188-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Jordan, Telekom7.6 
 2. Renfroe, Brose B.4.7 
 3. Rice, B.Muenchen4.4 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.3 
 5. Burrell, Bremerha.4.3 
 6. White, Phoenix4.2 
 7. Joyce, EWE Baskets4.1 
 8. Redding, Walter T.4.1 
 9. Guenther, Ratio.3.6 
 10. Ovcina, LTi 46ers3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Davin WHITE
  Phoenix .
  (186-G-81)
  Avg: 2
 1. White, Phoenix2.0 
 2. Robertson, Fraport1.9 
 3. Anderson, s.Oliv.1.8 
 4. Bernard, Neckar L.1.6 
 5. Kramer, EWE B.1.6 
 6. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.6 
 7. Linhart, TBB Trier1.5 
 8. Wood, Le Mans1.4 
 9. Duggins, Walter T.1.3 
 10. Burtschi, Fraport1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Dino GREGORY
  Phoenix .
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Gregory, Phoenix1.6 
 2. Pantelic, MBC1.4 
 3. Bryant, Ratiopharm1.4 
 4. Ford, Brose Bask.1.3 
 5. Wohlfarth-B., Tele.1.1 
 6. Morrison, Bremerha.1.1 
 7. Homan, B.Muenchen1.0 
 8. Chikoko, TBB Trier0.9 
 9. Frease, Walter T.0.9 
 10. King, Art.Dragons0.9 


Brose Baskets needs a strong second half to take 2-0 lead - by Eurobasket News

EWE Baskets - Brose Bask. 61-63 (0-2)

Brose Baskets needs a strong second half to take 2-0 lead. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 21-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Brose Bask. dominated on the defensive end, holding EWE Baskets to just 4 points in third quarter. Strangely EWE Baskets outrebounded Brose Bask. 47-34 including a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. 26 personal fouls committed by EWE Baskets helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American players dominated the game. Power forward Sharrod Ford (206-82, college: Clemson, agency: Pro One Sports) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. Swingman Casey Jacobsen (198-81, college: Stanford) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Brose Bask.'s coach Chris Fleming used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Power forward Adam Chubb (208-81, college: Pennsylvania, agency: Pro One Sports) replied with 8 points and 12 rebounds and forward Ronnie Burrell (204-83, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for EWE Baskets.
Top scorers:
EWE Baskets: R.Burrell 13+6reb, C.Kramer 11+4reb+2ast, J.Jenkins 9+5reb+4ast, A.Chubb 8+12reb+1ast, R.Smeulders 7+7reb, D.Joyce 7+3reb+4ast
Brose Bask.: S.Ford 15+14reb, C.Jacobsen 14+2reb+1ast, A.Gavel 9+2reb, B.Nachbar 9+1reb, M.Zirbes 7+3reb, J.Goldsberry 4+1reb+2ast
gschID: 242293



Bernd Kruel Will Play A 20th Professional Season With Phoenix Hagen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

There is a normal cycle in professional sports that when the body motor starts to sputter that a player has to make changes and step down and make a new chapter in their life off the court. For some guys this process works quicker than for other players. However for likeable Bernd Kruel (209-C/F-76) he seems to live on the basketball court, because he keeps coming back each year despite being 37 years of age. Beko BBL club Phoenix hagen announced today that the storch as he is called by fans will play another season with them. It will be his 20th season as a professional and his 17th in Hagen. With short stops in Frankfurt and Bonn, the German big man has played most of his career in Hagen. Last season he played 32 games averaging 3,6ppg and 2,4rpg in 11 minutes per contest. He scored 15 points against the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig. His biggest success remains winning the 2004 title with the Opel Skyliners. With Chris Ensminge rhaving stepped down at the age of 39, now Kruel will be the oldest player in the top league in Germany.


Frederik Henningsen Joins The Finke Baskets - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


It is always nice to see a basketball player get rewarded with his stellar play by moving up a level as Frederik Henningsen (197-F-88) has done joining the Pro A club Finke Baskets. Frederik Henningsen is a 25 year old 197cm forward that started his basketball career in 2005 with SG Bad Duerkheim/Speyer (Regionalliga) junior team. Last seasopn the German played for ifm Baskets Konstanz (ProB): 22 games: 15.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.8%, 3PT: 33.6%, FT: 78.9%. "I am happy that he has decided to play for Paderborn. He gave a lasting impression at the try-out and I am sure that he will help us", stressed Finke Baskets head coach Martin Kruger. He played for DJK MJC Trier (Regionalliga) from 2006-2010. He had played for KOnstanz since 2010. Last season in the Pro B, he scored in double figures 16 times and 20 or more points six times. In his last game against Troster Breitengussbach, he scored 27 points.

Source: Finke Baskets





Marco Grimaldi And Nick Livas Remain With Bg Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber



Pro A club BG Goettingen have announced that captain Marco Grimaldi (188-G-83) and Nick Livas Will play another season for the 2010 Eurochallengen winner. Both players received one year deals. Last season Grimaldi played 32 games: 6.5ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.9apg, FGP: 37.4%, 3PT: 26.5%, FT: 80.3%. He scored in double figures eight times including a 17 point effort in the last playoff game against Science city Jena and 15 point games against Kirchheim and Essen. The 29 year old German will be starting his tenth season with Goettingen this season. Livas will play his second season in Goettingen after having had experience in countries like Norway, Slovakia, England and Canada.The American played last season 25 games: 9.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 2.2apg, FGP: 49.7%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 61.1%. He scored in double figures 11 times.

Source: BG Goettingen





Tobias Stoll Remains With The BIS Baskets Speyer - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The BIS Baskets Speyer have kept a very important piece to the success of the team with Tobias Stoll (186-F-83, college: Cent.Washington) Stoll is a 30 year old 186cm guard that started his basketball career in 2001 with Heidelberg. Stoll who has also played for teams like Leimen, TV Langen, BG Karlsruhe and Crailsheim will play his second season in Speyer. Last season for the BIS Baskets Speyer the German averaged 5,0apg. "With his clear view of the court, control of the ball and quickness, he remains a very important factor in our team", added BIS Baskets Speyer manager Gerd Kopf.

Source: BIS Baskets Speyer





Sascha Ahnsehl Stays With The BSW Sixers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


The BSW Sixers announced today that their captain Sascha Ahnsehl (186-G-86) will remain on board this season. Ahnsel is a 27 year old 186cm guard that will be playing his fourth season with the BSW Sixers. Last season he played 27 games: 9.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 32.3%, FT: 72.4%. "I am 100% happy. Sascha was my absolute player that I wanted to keep. This season, he will play an important role on offense and defense", stressed BSW Sixers head coach Torsten Schierenbeck. Before coming to the Sixers the German played for teams like Chemnitz and Osnabruck. Last season the German scored in double figures 12 times including 17 point games against Hannover and Wulfen.

Source: BSW Sixers





BV Chemnitz Secure Trevor Noack - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


BV Chemnitz announced today getting the services of Trevor Noack (201-F-91) for the new season. Trevor Noack is a 22 year old 201cm forward from Keller, Texas that will be a rookie. He played at Belmont from 2009-2013 and in his senior year played 34 games: 11.7ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 40.9%, FT: 66.2%. "Trevor is very versatile on offense and can score at the rim or from outside. He also convined me for his agile defense and helpside play. He mostly will play at the position four, but could help out at position five", stressed BV Chemnitz head coach Felix Schreier. He scored in double figures 21 times including a 30 point ourburst against SE Missouri State. The American played a total of 124 NCAA games.
Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been A-Sun Regular Season Champion -11, 12, A-Sun Tournament Winner -11, 12, OVC Regular Season East Division Champion -13, and OVC Tournament Winner -13. The club also announced that American Alex Jones wont be returning this season. For BV Chemnitz last season he played 29 games: 11.6ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 62.5%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 65.3%. He had 23 points against Gotha.

Source: BV Chemnitz





Alba Berlin Sign Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

8 time Beko BBL champion Alba Berlin have gobbled up young German basketball talent Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) and awarded him with a three year deal. Bottermann is a 23 year old 208cm center that started his basketball career in Rhondorf in 2006 and had been with the Telekom Baskets Bonn since 2007. Last season the German played EuroChallenge: 14 games: 7.4ppg, 5.4rpg, Blocks-1 (1.6bpg), FGP: 57.1%, FT: 26.8%. In the Beko BBL, he played 36 games averaging 5,4ppg and 3,6rpg. "I am honoured to have the chance to prove myself with such a big club like Alba Berlin. Now after my time in Bonn, I can make the next step and am looking forward to the new challenge. I know that I can still develop and have a lot of work still", stressed Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann. Last season in the Beko BBL, he scored in double figures six times including a 23 point game against Phoenix hagen and 18 points against Oldenburg. "He is one of the biggest German center talents and brings good athletic ability and attitude. Even if he played well last season, he still can develop and we will work with him day by day that he improve. I am convinced that he can make the next step with us", stressed Alba Berlin head coach sasa Obradovic.
Last season he also scored in double figures five times in Eurochallenge play. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -08, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -08, Adidas World Junior Tournament in Douai (France) -08, European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) -08: 5 games: 4.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.0spg, German U20 National Team -09-10
European Championships U20 in Rhodos (Greece) -09: 3 games: 1.0ppg, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Defensive Team -10
German 2.Bundesliga Pro B Champion -10, European Championships U20 in Croatia -10: 9 games: 5.4ppg, 3.7rpg, FGP: 53.6%, FT: 70.4%, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -11, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Newcomers Team -11, German University National Team -11
German Bundesliga Cup Finalist -12, German 2nd National Team -12-13, and EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -13

Source: Alba Berlin




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  GREECE   

Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos19.9 
 2. Pappas, Panionios16.7 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.3 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.15.1 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 7. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.0 
 8. McGrath, Zalgiris13.3 
 9. Haralampidis, PAOK13.2 
 10. Gibson, Ikaros13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.2 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.5 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.3 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios6.7 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.0 
 8. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 9. Petway, AGOR5.8 
 10. Charissis, Aris5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.7
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.7 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.1 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.7 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.5 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros3.3 
 8. Pappas, Panionios3.1 
 9. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 10. Haralampidis, PAOK3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 3. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 4. Pappas, Panionios1.8 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 7. Knowles, KAOD1.4 
 8. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 9. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 10. Mantzaris, Perist.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.4 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 4. Coleman, Kavala1.2 
 5. Lasme, Panathin.1.1 
 6. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 7. Achara, Kavala1.1 
 8. Charissis, Aris1.0 
 9. Chrysikopoul., PAOK0.7 
 10. Hines, Olympiacos0.7 


Finals: The shameful 3rd game - by Chris Mammides

The derby between Olympiakos and Panathinaikos has been interrupted by referees because the red funs of Olympiakos repeat themselves and did what they did two years ago when their team was punished by the Greek Basketball Federation.
The team of the Euroleague champions obviously has serious problem with their fans and even though this third game was the best for their team 1.27 before the end and with not any real reason they start throwing (whatever you can imagine) to the players and the coaching team of Panathinaikos, with the score being being 72-76.
There are not many things to say about the game since once more the funs showed their character and they honestly destroyed an amazing game with great moments and a solid basketball from 10 players in the court.
Panathinaikos was better in the first period and with Ukic and Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) in the leading roles and Maciulis from behind the arc, lead Panathinaikos who took an early lead with a double figure 14-24 before a three pointer by Georgios Printezis (206-F-85, agency: FCM) (his 3rd one in the first period!) cut the deficit to 17-24.
The second period was much better for the home team; since Olympiakos with Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) and Law mainly balanced the game stopped the insight game of Stephane Lasme (203-F-82, college: Massachusetts) and Gist in the second period and allowed Panathinaikos to score only 11 points. With the reds scoring 22, Olympiakos took the lead and went to half time with a +4 and a 39-35. It is worth mentioned that the second period was the worst period for Panathinaikos in this final series against Olympiakos.
The third period though it was the time for 3D and Kostas Kostas Tsartsaris (209-F-79), the only players who remained in the team this summer were magnificent in the third period and not only changed the momentum but also with their game helped their team-mates to play harder, followed the faster rhythm which was given by the younger players of Olympiakos and cut the deficit by the end of the third period to its minimum with 61-60. The reds took 8 points from Kostas Sloukas who was amazing in this period and lead their team-mates to the score.
The fourth period was much better for Panathinaikos which found some solutions in the insight game by Stephane Lasme. The Gaborian center dominated in this period and was the top performer with Dimitris Diamantidis, in the nearly 9 minutes played in the court.
Just for statistical reasons the top scorers in these nearly 39 minutes of the game were the following:
Olympiakos: Vassilis Spanoulis 13 and 7 assists, Georgios Printezis 14, Hines 10 and 14 rebounds
Panathinaikos: Dimitris Diamantidis 18 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists, Kostas Tsartsaris 14 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists, Maciulis 11, Stephane Lasme 12, 9 rebounds and 3 block shots, and Ukic 10 points and 2 rebounds.
Whatever the result of this delay will be it is shame for the sport and of course even worst for the fans of the team that won for a second consecutive season the Euroleague trophy, the red funs do not respect their team and this more than obvious after the tonights game

Eurobasket will give you in a while the final winner of this game which obviously will not be the basketball, as the sport lost from this game.....



Nick Calathes selected the top Greek playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nick Calathes
Nick Calathes
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida, currently plays in VTB United League). He was the major contributor in Lokomotiv's victory against the closely-ranked CSKA Moscow (15-3) 69-58 in the VTB United League in Thursday night's game. Calathes scored 15 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 36 minutes on the court. Lokomotiv Kuban (12-6) is placed third in group B. Calathes is ranked third on the list of the best passers in the league with 6.1apg. He also averaged so far 13.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 55.5%(137-247), 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 57.9% in the 30 games he played so far. Calathes is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Greek senior national team. Calathes used to play for 3-year contract with Panathinaikos Athens in Greek league.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis
Loukas Mavrokefalidis
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) crushing them 84-62 in the Spanish ACB last Wednesday. Mavrokefalidis scored 10 points. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Mavrokefalidis averages: 7.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 62.9%(22-35) and FT: 65.0%. He played for the Greek national team in 2011.

Dusan Sakota
Dusan Sakota
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international small forward Dusan Sakota (209-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. Sakota could not help Cimberio Varese (23-7) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance the league leader Cimberio Varese was defeated 82-69 on the road by the lower-ranked Montepaschi Siena (#5). Sakota was the second best scorer with 12 points. Sakota's overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 62.9%(61-97), 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 73.5%. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Greek. Former Panathinaikos Athens starter played for the Greek U20 national team seven years ago.

Theodoros Papaloukas
Theodoros Papaloukas
   #4. An experienced point guard Theodoros Papaloukas (200-77, agency: FCM, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help CSKA Moscow to win against the closely-ranked Lokomotiv (12-6) 64-54 in the VTB United League on Tuesday night. Papaloukas scored only 2 points. CSKA Moscow (15-3) is placed second in group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Papaloukas' first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 1.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 1.7apg. Papaloukas used to play for the Greek national team back in 2008.

Nikos Barlos
Nikos Barlos
   #5. Former international forward Nikos Barlos (203-79, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help C.de Latte BRE (17-11) in their game against Tuscany Pistoia (19-9) in the Italian Lega2 (second division). He scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. But C.de Latte BRE was edged 58-56 in Pistoia by the higher-ranked (#3) Tuscany. Barlos has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6spg in the 36 games. He used to play for the Greek national team eight years ago.

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

   #1. Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's, currently plays in Israel) was the major contributor in a 3-point Maccabi Haifa's victory against the second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (17-10) 71-68 in the Israeli Winner League on Sunday night. Calathes scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 35 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Maccabi Bazan Haifa (17-10) is placed third. Calathes is ranked sixth on the list of the best rebounders in the league with 9.2rpg. This year his other stats are: 16.1ppg and 2.2apg in the 35 games he played so far. Calathes is a naturalized American. He used to play for Costa Cafe Marousi in Greek league.

   #2. Experienced Alexey Savrasenko (215-C-79, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help Lokomotiv (12-6) to beat CSKA Moscow (15-3). Savrasenko did not have that impressive stats last Friday. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. The third-placed Lokomotiv lost 54-59 at home to the second-ranked CSKA Moscow in the group B of VTB United League. It's Savrasenko's first season with the team. This year Savrasenko's overall stats are: 2.1ppg and 1.7rpg in the 26 games. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Russian.

Other top Greek players, who play abroad:

Kostas Koufos (213-C-89) plays for Denver Nuggets in the NBA
Kostas Vasiliadis (200-G/F-84) plays for Gescrap BB in Spanish ACB
Nikolaos Zisis (197-G-83) plays for Gescrap BB in Spanish ACB
Dimitris Sousa (196-G-94) plays for Montepaschi Siena in Italian SerieA
Dimitris Haritopoulos (205-F/C-83) plays for Lukoil Academik in Bulgarian NBL
Andreas Kiriakidis (190-F-97) plays for Levski Sofia in Bulgarian NBL
Kostas Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian PBL
Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) plays for Unics Kazan in Russian PBL
Stelios Kyriakides (181-PG-95) plays for Telekom Baskets in German BBL

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



Panathinaikos is the champion after sweeping with 3-0 the team of Olympiakos - by Chris Mammides

In the most crucial game of the series, the team of Panathinaikos in a decisive fourth period beat the team of Olympiakos with 72-76 in a game that never ended as 1.27' before the end, the referees stopped the game and aksed all the funs of the home team to leave the court in order to continue without funs, nearly two hours after that and even though most of the funs left the court, the referees decided that the game will not continue and that the team of Panathinaikos was the winner of the game.

In a few words, the team of Coach Argiris Pedoulakis sweeps the the team of Coach Bartzokas with a 3-0 series and wins the double as the Hellenic cup was also green since last March.

The MVP of the game was the unbeatalbe 3D, Dimitris Diamantidis with his 18 points, his 7 rebounds, and his 2 assists while the veteran Kostas Tsartsaris (209-F-79) was also amazing as he proved in the most crucial game of the season that he stil has it, his 14 points, 6 assists and 3 rebounds proved to be more than enough for his team. This is the 33rd championship for Panathinaikos and the 16th in the last 18 years, from 1998 and onwards.

Coach Argiris Pedoulakis succeeded to do the small miracle as with a bright new team concisting of 10 bright new players managed to win the double and lost the final four in details....
The after Obradovic season was not so bad for Panathinaikos after all......



The top scorers of the 3rd and final game were the following:
OSFP: Pritnezis 14, Spanoulis 13 and Hines 10
PAO: Dimitris Diamantidis (196-G-80) 18, Kostas Tsartsaris 14, Lasme 12, Maciulis 11, Ukic 10



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  HOLLAND   


Summer Changes, Rearranges - by Terry Cooper

The summer months of June has just begun and it seems that teams in the DBL has already started making changes for the upcoming season. Congrats to Z&Z Leiden for winning the DBL title under head coach Toon van Helfteren as he continues to bring out the best of players and win championships whether Landskampioen or Beker Cup. Congrats also to Samuel Jones (188-G-78, college: Northwood) becoming the head coach of the EiffelTowers of Den Bosch. Sam has been apart of the organization since his arrival as a player in Holland. His experience will help both Dutch and import players become champions in the near future. Lately players have been making team moves as well perhaps to learn the game in a new coaches perspective as well as needing a new challenge as well as change. The DBL overall was filled with great excitement and shockers in the playoffs with the coming of Coach Erik Braal and Leeuwarden making it to the DBL finals by defeating highly favored (and former big brother) EiffelTowers. New players both abroad and domestic had the chance to show and prove what they can do for a team playing on top level in Holland and have the chance to further their playing careers elsewhere. Rotterdam and Amsterdam are teams in the works as they try to stay with young Dutch talent with the hopes of future players getting the chance to play with and against high level players that will help them in the future. I think these two teams can move from the bottom to the mid of the pack if they are able to get the funding needed to get back to those days of success (Amsterdam) and two have good talent and not just any player just because of 'who you know' as it can backfire if not wise. Amsterdam did show great upside with the assistance of veteran players ( Pat Faijdherbe (187-G) ) and the love of Amsterdam basketball fans there at every game to support whether it was a win or loss. In his first season at the helm, Coach Tyrone Marioneaux showed that he can make winners out of players that are finally getting the opportunity to show their talents that was once pushed to the side or down graded to Promotiedivisie or Eerste Divisie with little or no recognition. 2013 was a year of changes and I hope that 2014 will show that great players come in all sizes if you just give them the fair opportunity to display what they can bring. Change is always good just make sure that with change comes opportunity. Have a great summer....


Zwolle add Sergio de Randamie - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Zwolle brought in Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Houston). The Surinamese forward has agreed on terms of one-year contract with the team. Sergio de Randamie spent the last two seasons with GasTerra Flames Groningen. Last season he posted 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in Eredivisie. Previously Sergio de Randamie had a stint with Amsterdam. He earned All-Dutch Eredivisie Honourable Mention in 2011. The forward participated at the Eredivisie All-Star Game in 2012.


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  HUNGARY   

Standings - B Division

B Division Stage Two Standings
Places 1-8
 1. Kosarlabda 26-0 
 2. Konecranes 22-4 
 3. MTK Torokbalint 19-7 
 4. Bonyhadi 16-10 
 5. EKF-Eger-HESZ 16-10 
 6. TF Budapest 16-10 
 7. MAFC 14-12 
 8. Bajai FKE 11-15 
Places 9-20
 1. GYOR-SZOL 19-11 
 2. Bp. Honved 18-12 
 3. EnterHod Vas. 17-13 
 4. Phoenix KK 16-14 
 5. Veszpremi 13-17 
 6. Obudai 12-18 
 7. Nagykorosi 12-18 
 8. SMAFC-NYME 10-20 
 9. DEAC 9-21 
 10. Vasas 8-22 
 11. PTE-PEAC PVSK 7-23 
 12. Mezoberenyi 3-27 
Stage One Standings



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  IBL   

Standings

IBL Standings
Continental
 1. Bellingham S. 11-2 
 2. Vancouver V. 11-4 
 3. Portland C. 9-5 
 4. Salem S. 8-7 
 5. Nippon T. 1-10 
International
 1. Olympia R. 1-0 
 2. Kitsap A. 1-4 
 3. Seattle F. 0-1 
 4. East Bay PB 0-3 
 5. LoneStar S. 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 7: Nippon T. - Portland C. 92-185
Jun. 8: East Bay PB - Vancouver V. 90-128
Jun. 11: Olympia R. - Nippon T. 161-117
Jun. 9: Portland C. - Nippon T. 157-102
Jun. 9: Salem S. - Kitsap A. 133-149
Jun. 8: Nippon T. - Salem S. 120-159
Jun. 11: Bellingham S. - Portland C. 113-121
Jun. 7: East Bay PB - Salem S. 111-146
Jun. 9: East Bay PB - Bellingham S. 100-153

Regular Season: Round 9

Jun. 14: Salem S. - Portland C.
Jun. 15: Portland C. - Nippon T.
Jun. 16: Bellingham S. - Nippon T.
Jun. 16: Seattle F. - Vancouver V.
Jun. 18: Nippon T. - Portland C.


Chinooks snap Slam's winning streak - by Kip Leonetti

The Bellingham Slam's ten game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the Portland Chinooks, 121-113, at Eastmoreland Court in Portland.

The Slam started off the game sluggish and found themselves down 10, at 22-12 midway through the first quarter. But Bellingham responded with a 16-5 run to end the quarter to put them up one, at 28-27.

Portland exploited some poor defense by the Slam in the second quarter as they posted 40 points to the Slam's 29, restoring their ten point advantage with a 67-57 halftime lead.

An 11-2 run by the Chinooks to start the second half put the Slam into a deeper hole, trailing by 19 at 80-61, with 6:29 to play in the third quarter. Bellingham was able to stop the bleeding and fought back to trail by nine, at 92-83 on a three-pointer by guard Rico Wilkins (6'0''-PG-88, college: W.Washington) late in the quarter.

The Slam looked to be on the verge of staging another big comeback in the fourth quarter, as they trimmed the deficit to six on three separate occasions with under three minutes left. A further comeback was stymied by a pair of botched attempts on critical layups late in the game following defensive stops.

Bellingham (11-2) was led in scoring by guard Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81, college: W.Washington) with 30 points, while guard Derrick Webb (6'3''-G/F-87, college: W.Washington) had 15. The team struggled on the glass all night, being out-rebounded by a 59-27 margin.

Portland (8-5) was led by forward Kevin Ford (6'9''-F/C, college: ORU), who posted a triple-double with 29 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists.



Portland Blasts International Competition - by John Gary

courtesy oursportscentral The Portland Chinooks were too much too handle in IBL action at Eastmoreland Courts. Their game versus the Nippon Tornadoes from japan was high scoring and fast paced as can be expected in the IBL. Portland treated the home crowd to a nearly 200 point thriller in the end winning by the lopsided margin of 93, 185-92. Its the Chinooks third straight win and their sixth in eight games.


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  INDONESIA   


San Miguel Beermen dethrone Indonesia Warriors - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia Warriors - San Miguel Beermen 55:70

The San Miguel Beermen claimed the third consecutive victory in the ASEAN League Finals and celebrated the trophy. They swept the series versus the defending champions Indonesia Warriors to earn the title. Pauliasi Taulava (208-C-73) stepped up with 19 points in the decisive third game.
The Beermen started the game confidently. They recorded a 14:10 lead after ten minutes. The Filipino team maintained the lead throughout the second period. The Beermen accounted for a 33:27 halftime lead. Things hardly changed in the third frame. The visitors stayed in control. The Beermen ensured a 10-point advantage at the final intermission. The visitors held the Warriors to just 12 points in the final quarter and clinched a comfortable win at the end. Chris Banchero (185-PG-90, college: Seattle Pacific) and Leo Avenido (186-G-78) produced 10 points each for the winners. Mario Wuysang (176-PG-79) answered with 21 points for the Warriors. Chris Daniels (200-PF-82, college: Georgia) had 15 points and 19 rebounds in the loss.

Indonesia Warriors: Mario Wuysang 21, Chris Daniels 15+19 boards
San Miguel Beermen: Pauliasi Taulava 19, Chris Banchero 10, Leo Avenido 10



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  IRAN   


Couple of wins for Iran NT in Istanbul - by Asiabasket

Iran National team started their camp in Istanbul facing teams from Africa.

Algeria and the defending FIBA Africa champions, Tunisia were strong enough for Iranians and seriously challenged them with early leads in close games.
In first friendly game, Iran took care of Algeria, 70-65, in overtime. The game was tied 60-60 at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 18-12, 2Q: 14-19, 3Q: 16-11, 4Q: 12-18, OT: 5-10

Then it was Tunisia, while leading at halftime 27-32, but couldnt secure the lead and fell short at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 17-12, 2Q: 15-15, 3Q: 16-20, 4Q: 13-25

Iranians will play a few other friendlies in Istanbul before they finish their camp on June 18th.



Couple of wins for Iran NT in Istanbul - by Asiabasket

Iran National team started their camp in Istanbul facing teams from Africa.

Algeria and the defending FIBA Africa champions, Tunisia, were strong enough for Iranians and seriously challenged them in very close games.

In first friendly game, Iran took care of Algeria, 70-65, in overtime. The game was tied 60-60 at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 18-12, 2Q: 14-19, 3Q: 16-11, 4Q: 12-18, OT: 5-10

Then it was Tunisia, while leading at halftime 27-32, but couldnt secure the lead and fell short at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 17-12, 2Q: 15-15, 3Q: 16-20, 4Q: 13-25

Iranians will play a few other friendlies in Istanbul before they finish their camp on June 18th.



Couple of wins for Iran NT in Istanbul - by Asiabasket

Iran National team started their camp in Istanbul facing teams from Africa.

Algeria and the defending FIBA Africa champions, Tunisia, were strong enough for Iranians and seriously challenged them in very close games.

In first friendly game, Iran took care of Algeria, 70-65, in overtime. The game was tied 60-60 at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 18-12, 2Q: 14-19, 3Q: 16-11, 4Q: 12-18, OT: 5-10

Then it was Tunisia, while leading at halftime 27-32, but couldnt secure the lead and fell short at the end of the regulation.
1Q: 17-12, 2Q: 15-15, 3Q: 16-20, 4Q: 13-25

Iranians will play a few other friendlies in Istanbul before they finish their camp on June 18th.



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  ISRAEL   


Israeli U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Israeli U18 National Team 2013
#s#
Idan Zalmanson
Zalmanson
Itay Segev
Segev
Yevgeni Holodov
Holodov
Daniel Danino
Danino
Elia Sror
Sror
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Idan Zalmanson 206-C/F-95 Maccabi T-A Israel
Itay Segev 204-SF-95 Maccabi T-A Israel
Gal Gilinski 188-G
Yarin Einhorn 190-G
Nimrod Rinski 190-G
Yevgeni Holodov 178-PG-96 Maccabi Rishon Israel
Daniel Danino 185-G-96
Or Kahal 190-G
Iftach Ziv 185-G
Joaquin Shuchman 191-G-95 Galil Gilboa Israel
Elia Sror 208-C-95 Wingate Acad. Israel
Regev Zanzuri 173-PG-95 Wingate Acad. Israel
Neta Segal 188-G
Naor Sharon 193-PG-95 Hapoel Holon Israel
Yonatan Mor 204-C
Roman Sorkin 201-F-96
Nimrod Levi 204-C
Yochai Zuckerman 183-G-95 Wingate Acad. Israel
Alon Ninio 194-F-95 Wingate Acad. Israel
Eran Tessone 200-G-96 Wingate Acad. Israel

Eric Elfasi Head Coach



Maccabi Haifa will play vs. Three NBA teams - by Idan Seggev

Maccabi Bazan Haifa announced yesterday that they will continue the tradition which started 4 years ago and will play in October vs. three NBA clubs in the U.S. Club owners, Jeff Rosen, said that the team will play at. Phoenix Suns on October 7th, at. Detroit Pistons on October 8th and finish their travel at Memphis Grizzlies on October 13th. "We are proud that Haifa is the Israeli representative vs. NBA teams", said Rosen. Last year Haifa lost to the Warriors 110-108 and to Minnesota 114-81.


Oded Katash continue as the head coach of Eilat - by Idan Seggev

Hapoel Eilat announced yesterday that the head coach, Oded Katash , will continue with the club next season as well. The management of the club, which was eliminated in the semi final series by Maccabi Bazan Haifa, wanted to see Oded continue due to his success with the team in their first year. Altshuler Saham Galil Gilboa also wanted to bring back Katash, but he chose to stay in Eilat. The club also negotiate with Hapoel Jerusalem forward, Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman) and offered him a 3-years contract which he will consider. The current squad players, Afik Nissim (186-PG-81) and Yehezkel Sqverer will continue and probably Tony Younger (200-F-80, college: Spring Hill) as well.


Ex-Michigan Guard Stu Douglass Signs to Play In Israel - by David Pick

Former Michigan star guard Stu Douglass, of Spain's minor-league Planasa Navarra, has penned a two-year contract with Israeli Hapoel Galil/Gilboa

Douglass, 23, registered 9.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting the rock at above 43.3% from beyond the arc and 91% from the charity stripe during his rookie season.

The 6-foot-3 Indianapolis Jewish born shooter played in 136 consecutive games while at Michigan, setting the record for the most games played by a Michigan basketball player. Douglas is also a current member of Team USA's Senior Men's Maccabi varsity team that will compete in the Jewish Olympics in Israel on July 18-30.




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  ITALY   

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Donnel TAYLOR
  Trenkwal.
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.6 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.4 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi17.4 
 4. Diener, Banco d.17.1 
 5. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 6. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 7. Datome, Acea V.16.2 
 8. Harris, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Cinciarini, Sutor15.3 
 10. Barbour, Pesaro15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaloyan IVANOV
  Sidigas AV
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ivanov, Sidigas AV10.0 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.8.4 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 4. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 5. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.4 
 7. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.4 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 10. Gigli, Oknoplast6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.1 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.9 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Green, EA7 Armani4.3 
 5. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.2 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.3.7 
 8. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.6 
 9. Brown, Montepaschi3.6 
 10. Hackett, Montepa.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  PGE T.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.1 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 5. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 6. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 7. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 8. Taylor, Trenkwal.1.9 
 9. Barbour, Pesaro1.8 
 10. James, Poitiers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.1 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.1.5 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.5 
 4. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 5. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 7. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 
 8. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 9. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 10. Cusin, Cantu1.0 


Interview with Massimo Piubello - by Eurobasket Center

EUROBASKET HAD THE HONOR OF CHATTING WITH MASSIMO PIUBELLO, FOUNDER OF THE UDINE BASKETBALL SUMMER LEAGUE & MEMBER OF THE ITALIAN BASKETBALL FEDERAZIONE: UDINE. HE SHARED HIS THOUGHTS ON THIS INTERNATIONAL EVENT & WHAT HIS HOPES ARE FOR THE FUTURE, AS THEY ARE INCOPORATING FORMER NBA PLAYERS INTO THE FORMATION OF THINGS.

EU: REALLY BRIEFLY, WHAT CAN U TELL US ABOUT THE EVENT AND THE HISTORY BEHIND THIS. WE HAVE HEARD OF IT FOR YEARS BUT HAVE NEVER SPOKEN TO THE BRAINS BEHIND THE OPERATION.

MP: WELL, THIS EVENT IS ENTERING ITS 11TH YEAR, AND STARTED WITH ONLY 40 PEOPLE PLAYING IN ONE THE FAMOUS BEACH TOWNS IN ITALY. NOW WE ARE THE OLDEST RUNNING SUMMER LEAGUE IN ITALY AND WE NOT BOAST PLAYERS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD. LAST YEAR WE HAD PLAYERS FROM AS FAR AS THE UNITED STATES, LITHUANIA, YUGOSLAVIA AND AFRICA AND NOT JUST ITALY. THESE SAME GROUPS ARE RETURNING AS WELL AS OTHERS TRULY MAKING THIS ONE OF THE BEST BASKETBALL EVENTS IN THE WORLD!

EU: SO HAVE U BEEN AT THE HEAD OF THIS PROJECT FOR THE PAST ELEVEN YEARS? STARTING WITH ONLY 40 PEOPLE.

MP: YES, IT IS WITH THAT AIM THAT WE MOVE FORWARD STEP BY STEP AND BUILDING SLOWLY TO WHERE WE NOW SEE OURSELVES.

EU: IS THIS THE REASON THAT WE NOW SEE FORMER NNBA PLAYERS LIKE RICHARD LAUREL AND OTHERS HELPING IN ORGANIZATION AND RECRUITING?

MP: WELL WE HAVE AGENTS SENDING PLAYERS AND COLLEGIATE ATHLETES BEING A PART OF THINGS, AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO GRO UP YEAR AFTER YEAR WORKING VERY STRONG EVEN TO BRING BACK THE PASSION OF THE OLD BENNETON TREVISO SUMMER TOURNAMENT OF YEARS PAST. WE BELIEVE THAT MOVING STEP BY STEP EVERYTHING WILL BE GREAT! WE ARE BRINGING IN COACHES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO ASSIST IN EDUCATING THE PLAYERS & TO GIVE PLAYERS THE BESTTHAT THEY CAN GET FROM OUR EVENT EVERY YEAR.

EU: WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS TYPE OF EXPOSURE EVENT GOING FORWARD?

MP: WE WANT TO FOCUS ON PAYERS AGES 18-23 YEARS, THE YOUNG PLAYERS & BY HAVING THEM SPEND TIME WITH COACHES FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD, INTRODUCING THE YOUTH TO THE PRO WORLD OF BASKETBALL AND TO SHOW THEM WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME THE BEST AS A BASKET PLAYER.

EU: IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WANT TO ADDAND SAY TO ANY OF THE FANS OUT THERE?

MP: YES, IT IS THROUGH THE PARTICIPATION OF PEOPLE LIKE RICH LAUREL, WHO IS A GREAT COORDINATOR, COACH AND TEACHER OF THE GAME THAT HELPS EVENTS LIKE THIS BECOME GREAT!

EUROBASKET WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A WISH OF CONGRATULATIONS TO MASSIMO PIUBELLO ON HOLDING THE OLDEST SUMMER EVENT IN ITALY, NOW IN ITS 11TH YEAR!



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  JAPAN   


Kawamura heads to the U.S. - by John Scribe

In recent days, a few media outlets have reported that Link Tochigi Brex star Takuya Kawamura (193-G-86) has left for the United States to pursue an opportunity to play in the NBA.

Kawamura, who opted for free agency, was rumored to move to the Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Dolphins, which will play for the new National Basketball League (NBL) next season.

Kawamura has already landed on the west coast of the United States and will start working with a trainer. He is then expected to find a team to join for the NBA Summer League.

If Kawamura lands a job with an NBA squad on opening night, he will be the second-ever Japanese-born and raised player to play in the NBA. Yuta Tabuse, Kawamura's former teammate at Link Tochigi is the first and only Japanese player to take the court in the world's best league.



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  KAZAKHSTAN   


Branko Cvetkovic remains with BC Astana - by Eurobasket News

Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84, agency: Beo Basket) remains with BC Astana for the next season. The Serbian player will continue his career in Kazakhstan.
In 20 VTB United League games he recorded 13.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.7apg this season. The last season Cvetkovic was tested by BC Astana in Kazakhstan league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4apg. He won Kazakhstan League championship title and the cup for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Among other achievements Cvetkovic received Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award in 2012. He also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.5rpg.
Cvetkovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Italy (VL Pesaro), Spain (Girona FC and CAI Zaragoza), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Serbia (Spartak, Zvezda and Borac).



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  KENYA   


Blazers rally to edge out KPA - by Eurobasket News

Blazers rallied from 23-33 down at halftime to edge out Kenya Ports Authority 65-63 in a Kenya Basketball Federation mens premier league match Saturday at the Moi International Sports Center, Kasarani.
Abel Nson led the comeback scoring 20 points for Blazers while Jay Michoma added 10. The top scorer for KPA was Ariel Okal on 24 points. In another match, Robert Mwangi and Howard Nyerere scored 17 and 12 points respectively to steer Trailblazers to a narrow 65-59 win over Little Prince.
At halftime, Trailblazers led 40-24. Victor Okoth and Brian Reagan scored 15 and 13 points respectively for Little Prince who came back strongly in the second half.
It was however a convincing 71-39 win for Cooperative Bank over University of Nairobis Terror. The bankers narrowly led 32-22 at halftime.
Joseph Ondinyo scored 17 points and Tony Obondo 12 for Cooperative Bank. Terror replied through Hillary Kubai (14) and Collins Jetugo (8). Strathmore University easily beat Zetech 72-55. They led 31-22 at halftime.
Top scorers for Strathmore University were Shelton Deter (24) and James Wanjala (15). Zedekiah Oganga replied with 13 points for Zetech.
KPA crush KCA
At the Nyayo National Stadium, KPA overran KCA University 84-19. They raced to a 35-7 lead at halftime. Hellen Oketch scored 13 points for KPA and Dorothy Agesa contributed 11 for KCA University.
Cooperative Bank won the next match 48-35 against Storms. Cecilia Asila (11) and Irene Makori (9) were the top scorers for Cooperative Bank. Susan Akinyi top scored for Storms on 13 points with Angela Luchivya contributing 9.
On Friday, Kenya Commercial Bank Lions beat Thunder 80-73 at MISC, Kasarani. They led 42-33 at halftime. Ancette Wafula scored 23 points and Tobias Onyango 15 for the bankers. Patrick Odhiambo replied for Thunder with 16 points and Griffin Ligare 11.
Results Saturday: KCA University 19 KPA 84, Cooperative Bank 48 Storms 35, Trailblazers 28 Little Prince 59, Zetech 55 Strathmore University 72, Cooperative Bank 71 Terror 39, Blazers 65 KPA 63. Friday: Strathmore University 61 Ulinzi 50, Thunder 73 KCB Lions 80.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



USIU beat Safe Spaces, Strathmore unbeaten in Div 1 - by Eurobasket News

United States International University- Africa, USIU-A, hit the century mark to register the biggest win of the weekend beating Safe Spaces 106-45 in a women premier league match played at the Nyayo National Stadium gymnasium, Sunday.
Captain Hilda Indasi had 22 points while Sarah Chan had 20 for the students. Florence Mbithe was Spaces top scorer with 21.
USIU prevailed in all quarters winning 23-11, 31-13, 28-7 and 24-14 respectively. Kenya Ports Authority, KPA, outplayed and snatched away all the points from hosts Mennonite with an 83-12 win at the same venue.
Mennonite could not match the experience and mastery of the game displayed by the Dockers as their search for a maiden win this season remained elusive.
KPA won all the quarters 25-4, 26-2, 14-3 and 18-3. Millicent Anyango and Lucy Onyango top scored for KPA with 13 and 12 points respectively.
Points for Mennonite were scored by Mary Wangui, Catherine Onyango and Evelyn Nabwire who had three points each while Tabitha Mutheu had two.
Abigail Ogechi managed one point. In the men premier, KPA struggled to beat Mennonite 70-63 in one of the toughest matches of the weekend.
Felix Odhiambo notched 14 points for Mennonite with Ariel Okal hitting 21 for KPA. The first two quarters went to Mennonite 19-18 and 15-11 to enjoy a five point lead at halftime.
The Coastal side retuned for the second half rejuvenated and managed to win the third and fourth quarters 11-7 and 30-22 to seal a remarkable comeback.
The other match pitting USIU Tigers and Lions was postponed owing to lack of proper lighting in the gymnasium and will be played at a later date.
Strathmore overcome Pirates
In division one, Strathmore University maintained their unbeaten run with an extra time 67-62 win over Kenyatta University Pirates after deadlocking 55-55 in regulation time.
The first quarter went to Pirates 17-15 and second to Strathmore 14-8. This gave Strathmore a four point lead going to the second half.
Even though Pirates coach Gitau Waringo seemed to get it wrong in his substitutions, his side prevailed and managed to tie the game for extra time. Pirates won the third and fourth quarters 12-10 and 18-16.
With two minutes of the fourth quarter remaining and scores tied at 45-45, Strathmore seemed the stronger of the two sides but their game plan started to crumble.
This is after point guard Nyangosia Onyango was ejected on five fouls slowing down their play.
They struggled on without one of their key players and found themselves in trouble again with five seconds of play remaining.
Peter Shilton fouled Benson Moibi as the scores read 55-54 in Strathmores favor with Pirates earning two free-throws to kill off the game.
However, Moibi missed one to tie the match.
In extra time, it was Pirates turn to feel the pinch after Peter Ameso and Gilbert Obiero were both ejected on five fouls each to allow Strathmore all the advantage.
The Tony Olala boys never frustrated as they went on to win 12-7. Upper Hill was victorious against World Hope registering a hard-fought 77-68 win.
Collated Results: Mennonite 63 KPA 70, Strathmore University 67 KU Pirates 62, Mennonite 12 KPA 83, Upper Hill 77 World Hope 68, USIU-A106 Safe Spaces 45.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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  LEBANON   

Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Andre EMMETT
  Amchit
  (196-G/F-82)
  Avg: 33.9
 1. Emmett, Amchit33.9 
 2. Blair, Hoops27.3 
 3. Harper, Sagesse26.4 
 4. Gray, Anibal26.3 
 5. Khatib, Champville26.1 
 6. Spencer, Al Riyadi24.5 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.8 
 8. Ampim, Antranik23.2 
 9. Williams, Bejjeh23.1 
 10. Sims, Sagesse22.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Michael FRASER
  Byblos
  (203-C/F-84)
  Avg: 16.9
 1. Fraser, Byblos16.9 
 2. Ampim, Antranik12.0 
 3. Woods, Al Riyadi11.7 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.10.9 
 5. Hill, Jiang Xi10.8 
 6. Jamison, Bejjeh10.4 
 7. Khazzouh, Sagesse9.2 
 8. Perry, Hoops9.1 
 9. Ismail, Al Riyadi8.9 
 10. Salyers, Moutahed8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Blair, Hoops6.6 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh6.5 
 3. Akl, Sagesse6.3 
 4. Chatfield, Mouta.6.3 
 5. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi5.6 
 6. Zaloum, Antranik5.2 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos5.0 
 8. Khatib, Champville4.9 
 9. Khoury, Amchit4.8 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Larry BLAIR
  Hoops
  (183-G-84)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Blair, Hoops3.2 
 2. Williams, Bejjeh2.3 
 3. Emmett, Amchit2.1 
 4. Youngblood, Byblos2.0 
 5. Harper, Sagesse1.9 
 6. Mahmoud, Al Riyadi1.9 
 7. Gray, Anibal1.7 
 8. Zaloum, Antranik1.7 
 9. Spencer, Al Riyadi1.6 
 10. Fahed, Moutahed1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Loren WOODS
  Al Riyadi
  (218-C-78)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Woods, Al Riyadi2.5 
 2. Hill, Jiang Xi2.5 
 3. Khazzouh, Sagesse1.6 
 4. Tskitishvili, Cham.1.5 
 5. Fraser, Byblos1.4 
 6. Fakhreddine, Hoops1.3 
 7. Ismail, Al Riyadi1.1 
 8. Ampim, Antranik1.1 
 9. Vogel, Al Riyadi0.8 
 10. Freije, Amchit0.8 



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  MEXICO   

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Jones, Obregon25.5 
 2. Monroe, Cananea25.2 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.2 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas22.7 
 5. Pearson, Los M.21.9 
 6. Elliott, Navolato21.1 
 7. McCullough, Nogales21.0 
 8. Sperling, Obregon19.9 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana19.9 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Moss, Nogales10.2 
 2. McNeal, Los Mochis9.9 
 3. Pearson, Los M.9.7 
 4. Toombs, Navolato8.9 
 5. Penny, Tijuana8.5 
 6. Jones, Obregon8.4 
 7. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 8. Rougeau, Cananea7.6 
 9. Habel, Guaymas7.6 
 10. Pettigrew, Guasa.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Guasave
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Stallings, Guasave6.9 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.7 
 3. Gadson, Nogales5.8 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas5.3 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.8 
 6. Morrison, Tijuana4.7 
 7. Quintero, Tijuana4.4 
 8. Polynice, Guasave4.3 
 9. Meza Rogel, Guasa.4.3 
 10. Medina, Tijuana4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Devon PEARSON
  Los M.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Los M.2.1 
 2. Stallings, Guasave2.0 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.9 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.6 
 6. Thomas, Tijuana1.6 
 7. Allen, Guaymas1.4 
 8. Buelna, Guasave1.3 
 9. Medina, Tijuana1.3 
 10. Abdul-Awwel, Noga.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Cananea
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rougeau, Cananea1.6 
 2. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 4. Moss, Nogales1.4 
 5. Toombs, Navolato1.1 
 6. Monroe, Cananea1.0 
 7. Gonzalez, Cananea1.0 
 8. Mercado, Nogales0.9 
 9. McCullough, Nogales0.7 
 10. Zarco, Guaymas0.6 


FIBA Americas U16: Bahamas beat Mexico in Day 2 opener - by Eurobasket News

Bahamas U16-Mexico U16 77:54

Bahamas beat Mexico in Day 2 opener. Bahamas posted a 77:54 win for 1-1 record. Mexico meanwhile fell at 0-2 record in Group A of the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Uruguay.
Mexico started with 12-10 lead but scored only 7 points in the second frame. It was decisive in the game as Bahamas erupted with 27 points and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Bahamas posted a 19-16 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-19 in the last period.
Deajour Adderley (187-SG-96) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Sebastian Gray (198-SF-97) nailed 12. Shamar Burrows (187-G-97) delivered 11, whilst Oswald Parker (193-PF-97) and Qyemah Gibson (198-SF-97) had 8 each. Saul Santana (180-F-97) edned up with 13 points in the losing effort and Melendez Villalobos Rene scored 10. Olivas Robles Jesus Humberto poured in 9, whilst Venegas Yamada Ivan Gilberto collected 8 points and 15 boards.

Bahamas U16: Deajour Adderley 18, Sebastian Gray 12, Shamar Burrows 11, Oswald Parker 8, Qyemah Gibson 8+13 rebs
Mexico U16: Saul Santana 13, Rene Melendez (192-SF-96) 10, Jesus Olivas 9, Ivan Venegas (200-C-96) 8+15 rebs



CIBACOPA Round 6 of Quarter-Finals. Tijuana and Navolato complete semifinal picture - by Eurobasket News

Tijuana - Nogales 75-61

Tijuana handed the fourth straight defeat to Nogales and advanced into CIBACOPA semifinals. The game was mostly controlled by Tijuana Zonkeys. Fuerza Guinda Nogales managed to win fourth quarter 17-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tijuana Zonkeys dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Fuerza Guinda Nogales' 38. Tijuana Zonkeys looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Fuerza Guinda Nogales' players. American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) scored 32 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward James Penny (198-76, college: TCU) chipped in 20 points and 16 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Alonso Izaguirre (200-76) with 13 points and American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) scored 17 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: M.Morrison 32+4reb+4ast, J.Penny 20+16reb+1ast, E.Medina 8+2reb+6ast, M.Thomas 6+7reb+3ast, G.Lira 5+3reb+1ast, L.Ramirez 2+5reb+8ast
Nogales: O.McCullough 17+2reb+1ast, A.Izaguirre 13+4reb+3ast, C.Gadson 8+4reb+2ast, B.Heredia 6+3reb+1ast, R.Moss 6+12reb+1ast, C.Estrada 4+1ast
gschID: 242298


Navolato - Guasave 81-75

Navolato prevailed against Guasave to claim the next stage ticket. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 26-18 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Garra Canera de Navolato outrebounded Frayles de Guasave 44-23 including a 32-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield) had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import center Bernard Toombs (208-87, college: Troy) chipped in 17 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. Four Garra Canera de Navolato players scored in double figures. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Nick Stallings (190-83, college: Centenary, LA) with 18 points and 4 steals and naturalized American guard Franco Harris (183-83, college: Boise St.) scored 20 points.
Top scorers:
Navolato: R.Selleaze 22+12reb+6ast, M.Elliott 18+6reb+4ast, B.Toombs 17+13reb+2ast, J.Gonzalez 12+7reb+2ast, J.Angel Reatiga 4+1reb+1ast, A.Villalobos 4+2reb+1ast
Guasave: F.Harris 20+2reb+3ast, N.Stallings 18+4reb+3ast, S.Pettigrew 14+3reb, E.Phelps 9+7reb+2ast, V.Buelna 8+2ast, P.Castro 2+3reb
gschID: 242297



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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.5 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.4 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.0 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.10.7 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Horford, Atlanta H.10.1 
 10. Chandler, New Y.10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.5 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 9. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 9. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 10. Iguodala, Denver1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Gasol, Memphis G.1.8 
 10. Davis, N.Orleans1.8 


27 Players Confirmed For 2013 USA Basketball Mens NT Mini-Camp - by Diamadis Farmakis

USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo today (12 June 2013) announced that 27 players have accepted invitations to attend the 2013 USA Basketball Mens National Team mini-camp that will be held July 22-25 in Las Vegas, Nev.

Accepting invitations to participate in the 2013 USA Basketball Mens National Team mini-camp were.:

Ryan Anderson (New Orleans Pelicans); Harrison Barnes (Golden State Warriors); Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards); Mike Conley (Memphis Grizzlies/Ohio State); DeMarcus Cousins (Sacramento Kings); Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans); DeMar DeRozan (Toronto Raptors); Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kenneth Faried (Denver Nuggets); Derrick Favors (Utah Jazz); Paul George (Indiana Pacers); Taj Gibson (Chicago Bulls); Gordon Hayward (Utah Jazz); Jrue Holiday (Philadelphia 76ers); Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers); DeAndre Jordan (Los Angeles Clippers); Ty Lawson (Denver Nuggets); Kawhi Leonard (San Antonio Spurs); Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers); Greg Monroe (Detroit Pistons); Chandler Parsons (Houston Rockets); Larry Sanders (Milwaukee Bucks); Klay Thompson (Golden State Warriors); Dion Waiters (Cleveland Cavaliers); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats); John Wall (Washington Wizards); and Tyler Zeller (Cleveland Cavaliers).

Recently named 2013-16 USA Basketball National Team head coach and Duke Universitys Naismith Hall of Fame mentor Mike Krzyzewski will direct the mini-camp. Serving as assistant coaches are USA Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams.

The invited players will assemble in Las Vegas on July 21, and will conduct daily training sessions July 22-24 (12:00-2:30 p.m. PDT) and close out the mini-camp with the 2013 USA Basketball Showcase, a blue-white intra-squad game on Thursday, July 25, 6 p.m. PDT at the Thomas & Mack Arena on the campus of UNLV. All USA practices will take place at UNLVs Mendenhall Center and are closed to the general public.



Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt interests the Sixers - by Eurobasket News

The 76ers are considering talking to Denver assistant Melvin Hunt about their coaching job, but they might have to fend off the Nuggets. Denver is believed to be interested in promoting Hunt to replace George Karl , who was fired last week, league sources said Monday. The Sixers have not formally made contact to begin the process, but there has been some talk through the back channels, a source said. The Sixers have not sought permission from the Nuggets to speak with Hunt, according to the source.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Nets hire Jason Kidd as coach - by Eurobasket News

The Brooklyn Nets hired Jason Kidd as their coach Wednesday, bringing the former star back to the franchise he led to its greatest NBA success. Kidd retired earlier this month after one season with the New York Knicks, his 19th in the NBA. The Nets decided to hire him to replace P.J. Carlesimo despite his absence of coaching experience. "Jason Kidd has a long and legendary history with the Nets and with the city of New York," Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov said in a statement. "He has the fire in the belly we need, and has achieved as a player everything the Brooklyn Nets are striving to achieve. We believe he will lead us there. Welcome home, Jason." The move reunites Kidd with the franchise he led to consecutive NBA Finals in 2002-03, when they played in New Jersey. He spent 6 seasons with the Nets, averaging 14.6 points, 9.1 assists and 7.2 rebounds, and is their career leader in numerous statistical categories. "Jason is a proven winner and leader with an incredible wealth of basketball knowledge and experience," general manager Billy King said. "This will be a natural transition for him to move into the role of head coach, as he embodies the tough, smart and team-first mentality that we are trying to establish in Brooklyn." Terms of the deal that made Kidd the 18th coach in franchise history were not disclosed. The Nets will introduce Kidd on Thursday during a press conference at Barclays Center. Carlesimo wasn't retained after leading the Nets into the playoffs, where they lost to the Chicago Bulls in the first round. He went 35-19 after replacing Avery Johnson , who was fired in December. The 40-year-old Kidd was considered one of the smartest players in the NBA, which he believes will help him make the transition into coaching. "This is a tremendous opportunity to be named head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, and it's a role I have been studying for over the course of my playing days," Kidd said. "Championship teams are built on being prepared, playing unselfishly and being held accountable, and that's how I expect to coach this basketball team." The Nets interviewed him this week and chose him as their coach after talking with Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw earlier Wednesday. Kidd has a close friendship with Nets point guard Deron Williams and the respect of many in the organization for his achievements as a player. He is second on the NBA's career list in assists and steals, won an NBA title with Dallas and has two Olympic gold medals.
Courtesy of: cbc.ca



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Donnavan Kirk to rejoin Miami Hurricanes basketball - by Eurobasket News

Power forward Donnavan Kirk (6'9''-F), who began his college basketball career at the University of Miami, said Wednesday he is returning to the Hurricanes for his final season of eligibility. Kirk, who will be eligible this coming season, recently graduated from DePaul and chose UM over Colorado State and overtures from Duke. He will enroll in a business program at UM. Kirk, 6-9, averaged 6.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 blocks for DePaul last season and could end up starting at power forward this season for the Hurricanes. Kirk appeared in 17 games for UM over two seasons before transferring to DePaul in 2011 in order to be closer to his mother. He said he was impressed by coach Jim Larraaga and that the potential of a significant role this upcoming season also factored into his decision.
Courtesy of: miamiherald.com



FIBA Americas U16: USA too good for Argentina - by Eurobasket News

USA U16 - Argentina U16 96:72

The USA confirmed the status of top favourite at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship. They claimed the second straight comprehensive victory at the start of the tournament. The USA shot down Argentina for 2-0 record on top of Group A. Malik Newman (6'4''-G-97) knocked down 21 points to lead the winners.
The USA poured in 31 points in the first period to gain a comfortable 15-point lead. They added 24 points in the second period to boost the lead to as many as 22 points. Argentina stopped the rot in the third period. The Latin American team sparked a 22:17 run to narrow the deficit. But the USA quickly regained control and finished off their opponents with a 24:17 rally in the final frame. Thomas Bryant (6'9''-F-97) knocked down 13 points, while Diamond Stone (6'10''-C/F-97) added 11 points for the winning side. Guillermo Aliende (5'10''-PG-97) responded with 18 points and 7 assists for Argentina. Santiago Cuelho (6'0''-PG-97) had 12 points in the loss.

USA U16: Malik Newman 21, Thomas Bryant 13, Diamond Stone 11
Argentina U16: Guillermo Aliende 18, Santiago Cuelho 12



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  NEW ZEALAND   

Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. OceanaGold N. 10-1 
 2. Wellington S. 10-2 
 3. Nelson G. 8-3 
 4. Southland S. 6-3 
 5. Hub Jets 6-5 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-8 
 7. HBS Bank Hawks 3-8 
 8. Super City R. 1-9 
 9. Waikato P. 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 9

Jun. 12: Wellington S. - HBS Bank Hawks 92-80
Jun. 14: Hub Jets - OceanaGold N.
Jun. 14: Waikato P. - Super City R.
Jun. 15: Taranaki MA - Southland S.
Jun. 15: HBS Bank Hawks - Hub Jets
Jun. 15: Nelson G. - OceanaGold N.
Jun. 16: Super City R. - Southland S.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Akeem WRIGHT
  OceanaGo.
  (200-F/G-84)
  Avg: 21.8
 1. Wright, OceanaGo.21.8 
 2. Anthony, OceanaGo.21.6 
 3. Pace, Nelson G.20.9 
 4. Conklin, Southland20.3 
 5. Tait, Wellington S.20.1 
 6. Jones, Hub Jets20.0 
 7. Atkinson, Waika.19.7 
 8. Webster, Wellingt.19.6 
 9. Greene, HBS B.19.6 
 10. Leasure, Taranaki.19.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets14.8 
 2. Atkinson, Waika.14.5 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.9.5 
 4. Conklin, Southland9.4 
 5. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.8 
 6. Bailey, Super C.8.6 
 7. Anthony, OceanaGo.8.6 
 8. Wright, OceanaGo.8.2 
 9. Greene, HBS B.8.2 
 10. Markson, Wellingt.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.1 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.7.6 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets7.1 
 4. Buck, Super City R.5.2 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.5.1 
 6. Webster, Waika.4.3 
 7. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.3.9 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.5 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Braswell, Southlan.3.1 
 2. Hagan, Hub Jets2.8 
 3. Dickel, OceanaGo.2.6 
 4. Martin, Southlan.2.5 
 5. Greene, HBS B.2.3 
 6. Boucher, Wellingt.2.3 
 7. Leasure, Taranaki.2.2 
 8. Tait, Wellington S.2.0 
 9. O''Riley, Super C.2.0 
 10. Buck, Super City1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.1 
 2. Tisby, OceanaGo.1.9 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.1.9 
 4. Frank, Wellington1.7 
 5. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.3 
 6. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.1.0 
 8. Dawson, Southlan.0.9 
 9. Wright, OceanaGo.0.8 
 10. Cohadarevic, HBS0.8 



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PBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Dawson, Meralco29.6 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.23.9 
 3. Macklin, Barang.23.3 
 4. Bowles, San M.22.7 
 5. Sundov, Rain o.22.1 
 6. David, Global Port21.9 
 7. Dozier, Alaska Aces20.1 
 8. Canaleta, Air21 E.15.5 
 9. Castro, Talk N Te.14.0 
 10. Cardona, Meralco13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 17.3
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces17.3 
 2. Dawson, Meralco16.0 
 3. Dunigan, Air21 E.15.4 
 4. Bowles, San M.15.2 
 5. Macklin, Barang.14.7 
 6. Sundov, Rain o.12.5 
 7. Abueva, Alaska Ac.8.6 
 8. Pingris, San M.7.8 
 9. Santos, Petron B.7.1 
 10. Aguilar, Global P.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Chris ROSS
  Meralco .
  (185-G-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Ross, Meralco9.2 
 2. Cabagnot, Petron5.2 
 3. Casio, Alaska Aces5.0 
 4. Tenorio, Barang.5.0 
 5. Alapag, Talk N Te.4.8 
 6. Cortez, Air21 E.4.7 
 7. Urbiztondo, Barang.4.5 
 8. Lee, Rain or Shine4.2 
 9. Barroca, San M.3.8 
 10. Devance, San M.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Eric DAWSON
  Meralco .
  (206-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Dawson, Meralco3.1 
 2. Barroca, San M.1.9 
 3. Tenorio, Barang.1.9 
 4. Ross, Meralco1.8 
 5. Cortez, Air21 E.1.6 
 6. Urbiztondo, Barang.1.5 
 7. Norwood, Rain o.1.3 
 8. Arboleda, Air21 E.1.1 
 9. Castro, Talk N Te.1.0 
 10. Intal, Barako Bull1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert DOZIER
  Alaska Aces
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Dozier, Alaska Aces2.8 
 2. Dunigan, Air21 E.2.4 
 3. Bowles, San M.2.1 
 4. Dawson, Meralco1.9 
 5. Aguilar, Global Po.1.8 
 6. Macklin, Barang.0.9 
 7. Fajardo, Petron B.0.9 
 8. Pennisi, Barako Bu.0.8 
 9. Raymundo, Barang.0.7 
 10. Devance, San M.0.7 



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Rosa Radom inks Kirk Archibeque - by Greg

KS Rosasport Radom (TBL) signed 29-year old American center Kirk Archibeque (205-113kg-84, college: Fort Lewis). He just played at MIA Academy in Georgian Superleague. In 29 games he was fourth best scorer with impressive 18.1ppg and averaged 11.4rpg (also #4 in the league) and 2.2apg this season. He helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Newcomer of the Year, named to 1st Team and named to All-Imports Team.

It is actually his come back to Poland. The most of last season he spent at Stelmet Zielona Gora. In 33 TBL games he had 10.9ppg and 8.0rpg. The other Polish team Archibeque played for was LKS Sphinx in 2011/2012 season (16.7ppg, 10.2rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.5apg) and Polpharma in 2010/2011 (9.1ppg and 6.2rpg

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 21-10 
 2. Santurce 19-12 
 3. Quebradillas 19-13 
 4. Guaynabo 18-13 
 5. Mayaguez 17-16 
 6. Arecibo 15-16 
 7. Humacao 15-16 
 8. Guayama 15-16 
 9. San German 9-21 
 10. Bayamon 8-23 

Regular Season: Round 38

Jun. 12: Guaynabo - Quebradillas 99-96
Jun. 11: Guayama - Bayamon 96-93 OT
Jun. 12: Arecibo - Mayaguez 93-67
Jun. 11: Ponce - Humacao 71-91
Jun. 13: Santurce - San German
Jun. 13: Bayamon - Ponce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 21.6
 1. Harris, Ponce21.6 
 2. Ayuso, Guaynabo20.2 
 3. Diogu, Ponce20.1 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 5. Carmona, Humacao19.5 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo19.1 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Lisch, Quebradillas17.1 
 10. Huertas, Quebradi.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo12.1 
 2. Harris, Ponce10.4 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.8 
 4. Phillip, San German9.0 
 5. Diogu, Ponce8.7 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 7. Carmona, Humacao8.4 
 8. Massie, San German8.2 
 9. Harrellson, Chongq.8.2 
 10. Graterol, Arecibo8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.5 
 2. Hamilton, Mayaguez5.0 
 3. Lisch, Quebradillas5.0 
 4. Clemente, Humacao4.8 
 5. Rivera, Ponce4.8 
 6. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 7. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 8. Coronado, Guayama3.8 
 9. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 10. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.2 
 2. Balkman, Guayama1.9 
 3. Coronado, Guayama1.8 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.5 
 5. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 6. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.5 
 7. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 8. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 9. Lisch, Quebradillas1.3 
 10. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Penn, Humacao2.2 
 2. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 3. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 4. Harrellson, Chongq.1.5 
 5. Balkman, Guayama1.4 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.3 
 7. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 8. Santiago, Guaynabo1.1 
 9. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 10. Harris, Ponce1.0 


Leones lost second game at home - by Luis Modestti


Caciques-Gigantes dominated Leones de Ponce 91-71 giving the leaders just their second loss at home.

This was the second straight win on the road for Caciques-Gigantes who own a 15-16 record.

A great defensive effort along with great team play on the offensive side gave them the win. Humacao-Carolina was more consistent and forced Ponce to take bad shots. The visitors pulled away in the final quarter.

Ricardo Marsh dominated inside with 28 points while Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) had 20 points and 14 boards.

Ponce had Mike Harris with 17 points. Leones still lead the league with a 21-10 record.

In the other game played, Brujos de Guayama edged Vaqueros de Bayamon 96-93 in overtime. A basket by Jesse Pellot of Bayamon forced overtime.

In the final minutes of overtime a basket by Angel Figueroa and two free-throws by Darnell Hinson put Brujos up by three and Javier Mojica missed a three-pointer as time expired.

Yancy Gates netted 21 points, Angel Figueroa 19 and Juan Coronado 16 with 11 boards and 7 assists. Guayama is now 15-16.

Mojica scored 29 points and Pellot 25 for Bayamon who is 8-23 and officially out of the playoff race.

The two games today are Piratas de Quebradillas at Mets de Guaynabo and Indios de Mayaguez at Capitanes de Arecibo. Guaynabo is the hottest team in the league with a 17-13 record; they have won their last seven games.



FIBA Americas U16: Ivan Gandia leads Puerto Rico past Uruguay - by Eurobasket News

Uruguay U16 - Puerto Rico U16 59:65

Puerto Rico registered the first win at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. They overcame hosting Uruguay to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. Uruguay fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Puerto Rico ensured a strong start to the game. They built a 19:8 lead after ten minutes. Uruguay narrowed the deficit in the second frame. The hosts got within just two points at halftime 28:30. Uruguay denied the deficit in the third period. The home side surged ahead for a 46:45 lead. But Puerto Rico withstood the challenge. They stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter and snatched a tough victory at the end. Gerardo Texeira (195-PF-97) accounted for 11 points and 19 rebounds, while Edwin Cancel (175-PG-97) had 10 points in the winning case. Martin Counago (185-PG-96) responded with 18 points for Uruguay. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) netted 14 points in the losing effort.

Uruguay U16: Martin Counago 18, Facundo Grolla 14
Puerto Rico U16: Ivan Gandia 16, Gerardo Texeira 11+19 boards, Edwin Cancel 10



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CSKA keep Aleksey Zozulin and Aaron Jackson - by Eurobasket News

CSKA kept Aleksey Zozulin (198-F-83) and Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) on the roster for the next season. The team had an option to terminate the contracts after the previous season but decided to keep both players on the squad.
Aleksey Zozulin tallied 1.8 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in VTB League. He appeared in four EuroLeague averaging just 0.5 boards. The forward also notched 3.5 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in PBL. Previously Aleksey Zozulin played for Spartak SP, Ural Great and Unics Kazan. He made it into Russian Superleague All-Domestic Players Team in 2008. Aleksey Zozulin was the member of the Russian National Team in 2004-09 seasons.
Aaron Jackson joined the Moscow powerhouse at the start of the previous season. The guard averaged 7.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.9 assists per VTB League game. In EuroLeague Aaron Jackson delivered 5.0 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per appearance. He also posted 4.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists in PBL. Previously Aaron Jackson had stints in Spain, Turkey and Italy.



CSKA officially announce Vitaliy Fridzon - by Eurobasket News

CSKA announced the signing of Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport). The guard inked a 2+1 deal with the VTB League champions. Vitaliy Fridzon has just left Khimky. He played for the team since 2004. Last season Vitaliy Fridzon notched 11.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in EuroLeague last season. His stats read also 15.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in PBL. Vitaliy Fridzon also tallied 11.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in VTB League. Vitaliy Fridzon has been the member of Russian National Team since 2005. The guard participated at the 2012 Olympic Games. Vitaliy Fridzon posted 11.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game in the Bronze effort for Russia in London.


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Urunani win Gisembe Memorial tourney - by Eurobasket News

Burundi champions Urunani shocked their Rwandan counterparts Espoir to win the 2013 Gisembe Memorial basketball Tournament over the weekend at Amahoro indoor stadium court.

Urunani beat Espoir by two points, 63-61 to win the mens title. In the women category, Ubumwe beat APR 56-46 to win the title. DR Congos PJB finished third with a 40-35 win over RAPP.
The tournament which attracted ten teams was held in honour of players and officials, who were killed during the Genocide.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Popovic, Sloga18.6 
 2. Bakic, Metalac18.6 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac18.2 
 4. Sibalic, LF Basket17.3 
 5. Marjanovic, Mega V.16.9 
 6. Rakocevic, Crvena16.2 
 7. Radovic, Mega V.15.5 
 8. Popadic, Smederevo15.0 
 9. Zekovic, Vojvodina14.5 
 10. Kljajevic, C Afri.13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.11.7 
 2. Radovic, Mega V.8.7 
 3. Dasic, Metalac8.4 
 4. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.2 
 5. Knezevic, OKK B.6.9 
 6. Lauvergne, Partizan6.9 
 7. Radenkovic, Smede.6.8 
 8. Kljajevic, C Afric.6.4 
 9. Todorovic, Borac5.8 
 10. Marelja, UCAM M.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Popovic, Sloga8.1 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis5.9 
 3. Micic, Mega Vizura5.0 
 4. Sljivancanin, Borac4.7 
 5. Malidzan, OKK B.4.5 
 6. Nesovic, AEK4.2 
 7. Milosevic, Vrsac4.0 
 8. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.8 
 9. Westermann, Parti.3.7 
 10. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Stanoje KNEZEVIC
  OKK B.
  (202-PF-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 2. Nesovic, AEK2.1 
 3. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.0 
 4. Gacic, BKK Radnicki1.8 
 5. Nelson, Crvena Z.1.8 
 6. Dasic, Metalac1.8 
 7. Jereminov, Tamis1.6 
 8. Seferovic, Jagodina1.6 
 9. Zivanovic, Metalac1.6 
 10. Sljivancanin, Bor.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Slavko VRANES
  Metalac
  (230-C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vranes, Metalac2.5 
 2. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.7 
 3. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.5 
 4. Filipovic, Jagodina1.3 
 5. Bertans, Partizan1.2 
 6. Radovic, Mega V.1.0 
 7. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 8. Buric, Tamis0.7 
 9. Maravic, Vrsac0.7 
 10. Lauvergne, Partiz.0.7 


Gaziantep lands Dejan Borovnjak - by Greg

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) landed 27-year old Serbian power forward Dejan Borovnjak (207-104kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He played recently at Stelmet Zielona Gora in Polish TBL league. In 30 TBL games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to win the league title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Borovnjak also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.0apg. He also played at KAO Dramas (A1) in Greek league earlier that season. In three games he had 7.7ppg and 1.7rpg.

Let's have closer look into Borovnjak's outlook: A solid PF who can also play as a pure center. Has a strong body and knows well the game inside. Great playing experience and good rebounding skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Basketball Clinic Belgrade 2013. - by Zoran Popovic

From June 29 until June 30 in Belgrade will be organized 13 Basketball Clinic for coaches, 13 consecutive year. According to information from Serbian Association of Basketball coaches this year speakers will be legendary NBA coach George Karl , Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri , Serbian coaches Aleksandar Trifunovic, Sasa Nikitovic , Mihajlo MIljanic and Ana Veskovic. Translation on English language is organized for all international guests.

Day 1st, , June 29

09.00 Registration
11,00 Opening ceremony
11.10 George Karl
12.30 Sasa Nikitovic
14.00 Andrea Trinchieri
15.30 Ana Veskovic

Day 2nd, June 30

11.00 Andrea Trinchieri
12.30 Aleksandar Trifunovic
14.00 Mihajlo Miljanic
15.30 George Karl





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Basketball Clinic Belgrade 2013. - by Zoran Popovic

From June 29 until June 30 in Belgrade will be organized 13 Basketball Clinic for coaches, 13 consecutive year. According to information from Serbian Association of Basketball coaches this year speakers will be legendary NBA coach George Karl , Italian coach Andrea Trinchieri , Serbian coaches Aleksandar Trifunovic, Sasa Nikitovic , Mihajlo MIljanic and Ana Veskovic. Organization of Basketball clinic Belgrade will publish schedule in next few days and organize translation on English language for all international guests.


University team on first test in Mersin - by Zoran Popovic

Head coach of Serbian University team Oliver Popovic (agency: Alti Sport ) announce list of players for first test Mediterranean games in Mersin. In Serbian team will be players: Milos Dimic, Stefan Bircevic, Stefan Jovic, Nikola Markovic, Stefan Zivanovic, Nikola Kalinic, Filip Covic, Nemanja Arnautovic, Djordje Drenovac, Nikola Malesevic, Djordje Majstorovic, Darko Balaban and Stefan Nastic. Stefan Bircevic is still injured and he is in recovery process and his status will be tracked. Mediterranean games will be played from June 18 until June 25 in Mersin, Turkey.


Partizan mt:s defend title in Serbia! - by Igor Obradovic

In third game Partizan easy win against Crvena zvezda and with this win they defend championship title in Serbia. Result was 52:68 (11:15, 10:19, 12:16, 19:18).

From the beginning of the game Partizan make serious series and led after first half with +14. In second half they only maintained their leadership and become, again, twelve time in a row champions of Serbia. They beat in final series team of Crvena zvezda with 3-1.

Crvena zvezda : DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) 12pts, 2rbd, Igor Rakocevic (191-G-78) 10pts, 3rbd, 3ast.
Partizan : Joffrey Lauvergne (210-F-91, agency: Beo Basket) 11pts, 11rbd, Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-F-92) 17pts, 1ast, Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) 14pts, 5rbd.

Congratulations to Partizan team, coach Dusko Vujosevic (agency: Beo Basket ) and their fans on this achievement.



DeMarcus Nelson signed new contract with Crvena zvezda - by Igor Obradovic

Only one day after defeat in final series of Serbian Super league against Partizan, Crvena zvezda board and staff was going into the creating new team for Euroleague, that Crvena zvezda will play after 15 years.

First on many moves in forward period is extending contract with American playmaker, DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) who have a great season in red&white shirt this year.
In Adriatic league he was have 8.6 points, 2.9rbd, 3.5ast, 1.0 steal for 26.4 minutes per game.
In Eurocup he played 11 games, have 28.3 minutes, 9.2 points, 4.4 rbd and 4.1 ast, 1.3steal.
In Serbian Superleague on 19 games, he played 28.8 minutes per game, 11.4pts, 4.2rbd, 3.8ast, 1.8steal



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Hawks down Cobras, Baya keep pressure on leaders - by Eurobasket News

Nigerian Solomon Alao (194-G/F-87) scored a game-leading 29 points to lead the Hawks past the Cobras in a match that failed to live up to the usual standard when these two teams meet.
Cobras lost all four quarters 19-23, 14-21, 9-17 and 16-21 before eventually losing the game by a large 24-point margin 58-82.
Hawks were also helped by veteran captain Jim Domingue who scored 17 points, while Rodney Loz and Jean-Paul Desaubin also scored in double figures with 15 and 13 points each.
Steven Servina led the scoring for the Cobras with 16 points and towering centre Amadou Sylla added 13.
In other matches, Dave Roseline and Alex Baron combined for 62 of Bayas 97 points to lead the Bel Air-based team to a 97-51 victory over Drifters.
Roseline scored 15 of his 24 points in the first half, while Baron took over in the second half scoring 21 of his game-high total of 38 points.
For Drifters, Henry Monthy and Arnaud Arissol scored 15 points apiece, but those were not enough to prevent defeat. The win keeps Baya in touch with unbeaten league leaders Beau Vallon Heat.
Angels took on MBU Rockers in the other match, and despite battling hard the Anse Boileau-based team eventually lost out by nine points on a 53-62 score.
Barry Dubignon led the scoring with 22 points for Angels, while a 21-point contribution from Pascal Bibi helped ensure victory for MBU Rockers.
S. N.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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  SPAIN   

Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Carl ENGLISH
  Asefa E.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. English, Asefa E.17.2 
 2. Feldeine, Mad-Croc15.9 
 3. Doellman, Valencia15.9 
 4. Martin, Blancos15.6 
 5. DeVries, Assignia.15.4 
 6. Gabriel, Asefa E.14.9 
 7. Toolson, G.Canari.14.2 
 8. Fisher, FIATC J.13.8 
 9. Vasiliadis, Gescr.13.8 
 10. Nocioni, Caja Lab.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nacho MARTIN
  Blancos .
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Martin, Blancos7.1 
 2. Hunter, Jiangsu TX6.8 
 3. Nelson, G.Canari.6.4 
 4. Lewis, UCAM M.6.2 
 5. Tomic, FCB Regal6.2 
 6. Kurz, Mad-Croc6.1 
 7. Donaldson, CB Cana.6.0 
 8. Norel, CAI Zaragoza5.9 
 9. Kendall, Blusens M.5.9 
 10. Gaffney, FIATC J.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Bluse.
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rodriguez, Bluse.5.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Assigni.5.3 
 3. Renfroe, Brose B.4.5 
 4. Satoransky, Cajasol4.2 
 5. Uriz, CB Canarias4.1 
 6. Markovic, Valencia4.1 
 7. Rodriguez, Real M.4.0 
 8. Zisis, Gescrap BB3.5 
 9. Heurtel, Caja L.3.5 
 10. Huertas, FCB Reg.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin DOELLMAN
  Valencia
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Doellman, Valencia1.9 
 2. Kirksay, Asefa E.1.7 
 3. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.6 
 4. Aguilar, CAI Z.1.6 
 5. Finley, Lagun A.1.6 
 6. Rost, CB Canarias1.5 
 7. Markovic, Valencia1.4 
 8. Rodriguez, UCAM M.1.3 
 9. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
 10. Uriz, CB Canarias1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert KURZ
  Mad-Croc
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kurz, Mad-Croc1.5 
 2. Mejri, Blusens M.1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, Lagun A.1.5 
 4. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.3 
 5. Vazquez, Unicaja1.3 
 6. Nogueira, Asefa E.1.1 
 7. Sene, Mad-Croc1.1 
 8. Hunter, Jiangsu TX1.1 
 9. Barnes, Asefa E.1.0 
 10. Tomic, FCB Regal1.0 


Ex-Michigan Guard Stu Douglass Signs to Play In Israel - by David Pick

Former Michigan star guard Stu Douglass, of Spain's minor-league Planasa Navarra, has penned a two-year contract with Israeli Hapoel Galil/Gilboa

Douglass, 23, registered 9.5 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per contest, shooting the rock at above 43.3% from beyond the arc and 91% from the charity stripe during his rookie season.

The 6-foot-3 Indianapolis Jewish born shooter played in 136 consecutive games while at Michigan, setting the record for the most games played by a Michigan basketball player. Douglas is also a current member of Team USA's Senior Men's Maccabi varsity team that will compete in the Jewish Olympics in Israel on July 18-30.




Laboral Kutxa hire Sergio Scariolo - by Eurobasket News

Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) has been announced as the new head coach of Laboral Kutxa. The specialist has signed a two-year deal with the Basque team. It is actually his comeback to Vitoria. Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with TAU back in 1997/99 seasons. He led the team into ACB Finals then. Last two seasons Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with Emporio Armani. He failed to advance into the SeriaA semifinals this season and got fired after the end of the season. Previously Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) worked with Khimky, Unicaja, Real Madrid, Virtus Bologna, Desio and Scavolini Pesaro. He was named All-Spanish ACB Coach of the Year in 2000 and 2006. Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) was also trumped All-VTB League Coach of the Year in 2011.
Sergio Scariolo (agency: Alti Sport ) has been guiding the Spanish National Team since 2009. He led the team to the European Championship title in Lithuania in 2011.



Rodrigo San Miguel leaves Valencia - by Eurobasket News

28-year old point guard Rodrigo San Miguel (190-88kg-85) left Valencia Basket (ACB). In 36 games he recorded 4.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.6apg this season. He helped them to make it to the final and supercup semifinals. San Miguel also played 15 games in Eurocup where he averaged 5.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.9apg and 1.0spg. He played there also last season. In 35 ACB games he averaged just 3.0ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.6apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. San Miguel also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 4.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB1 2nd Team award back in 2006. San Miguel represented Spain at the European Championships U20 in Moscow eight years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.6apg.
San Miguel has played previously for five other Spain teams: Assignia Manresa, Blancos de Rueda, CAI Zaragoza, Plasencia Extremadura and Pozuelo.
His game is described as: Has yet to reach maturity in the point, where he has great upside, but where he isn' t yet enough sure in passing and shooting selection; good athletic and ball handling skills;
Talented guy with a brave style of playing. Good defensive attitude, to what he adds a strong and explosive physical condition. He likes to run the court, and possesses a dangerous pull-up jumper in traffic. Must improve his shooting, still irregular. Good ball handling, but needs to learn more about the game and how to control the pace of it to be a real playmaker
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By Eurobasket Data Center



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  SURINAM   


Zwolle add Sergio de Randamie - by Eurobasket News

Landstede Zwolle brought in Sergio de Randamie (201-F-84, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Houston). The Surinamese forward has agreed on terms of one-year contract with the team. Sergio de Randamie spent the last two seasons with GasTerra Flames Groningen. Last season he posted 6.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in Eredivisie. Previously Sergio de Randamie had a stint with Amsterdam. He earned All-Dutch Eredivisie Honourable Mention in 2011. The forward participated at the Eredivisie All-Star Game in 2012.


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  SWEDEN   


Adnan Chuk comes back to Norrkoping - by Eurobasket News

Adnan Chuk (190-G-81, agency: Court Side) is coming back to Norrkoping. The guard has agreed on terms of contract with the Dolphins. The deal is meant for two seasons. Adnan Chuk spent the last season with Sodertalje. He posted 4.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game for the Kings. Previously he played for Jamtland, Scarlet Vilvoorde, Iserlohn, MBC and Atomics Oskarshamn. The guard started his career with Norrkoping. He earned All-Swedish Basketligan Honourable Mention in 2010 and 2012. Adnan Chuk participated at the Basketligan All-Star Game in 2007. He became the Basketligan champion last season.


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  TAIWAN   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Taylor KING
  KKL
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 24
 1. King, KKL24.0 
 2. Lamizana, Al Ahli21.8 
 3. Lin, KKL21.1 
 4. Taylor, Al Shabab20.8 
 5. Davis, Pure Youth18.9 
 6. Felix, Guaiqueries18.0 
 7. Allen, Taiwan Beer16.6 
 8. Tien, Dacin Tigers16.1 
 9. Howell, Dacin Tige.15.4 
 10. Chen, Bank o.14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Taylor KING
  KKL
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. King, KKL13.9 
 2. Davis, Pure Youth13.6 
 3. Lamizana, Al Ahli12.3 
 4. Howell, Dacin Tige.12.1 
 5. Taylor, Al Shabab12.0 
 6. Allen, Taiwan Beer10.4 
 7. Felix, Guaiqueries9.0 
 8. Zhou, Bank o.7.2 
 9. Tsai, Pure Youth6.9 
 10. Tien, Dacin Tigers6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kuan-Lun LIN
  KKL
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Lin, KKL4.5 
 2. Chen, Yulon Luxgen4.1 
 3. Lamizana, Al Ahli3.7 
 4. Hsu, Dacin Tigers3.4 
 5. Wu, Sichuan BW3.1 
 6. Chen, Pure Youth3.0 
 7. King, KKL2.8 
 8. Taylor, Al Shabab2.8 
 9. Chen, Jiangsu TX2.7 
 10. Lai, Taiwan Beer2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Joseph TAYLOR
  Al Shabab
  (205-F-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Taylor, Al Shabab2.4 
 2. King, KKL2.1 
 3. Liu, Taiwan Beer1.9 
 4. Felix, Guaiqueries1.6 
 5. Ke, Pure Youth1.4 
 6. Chen, Pure Youth1.4 
 7. Davis, Pure Youth1.4 
 8. Zuo, Taiwan Beer1.3 
 9. Lo, Dacin Tigers1.3 
 10. Zheng, Bank o.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Mamadou LAMIZANA
  Al Ahli
  (207-F/C-81)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Lamizana, Al Ahli3.3 
 2. Davis, Pure Youth2.4 
 3. Felix, Guaiqueries1.8 
 4. King, KKL1.6 
 5. Taylor, Al Shabab1.6 
 6. Lee, Yulon Luxgen1.1 
 7. Howell, Dacin Tige.1.1 
 8. Wu, Taiwan Mobile0.9 
 9. Liu, Taiwan Beer0.8 
 10. Allen, Taiwan Beer0.8 



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  TRBL   


Cary Completes Unbeaten Regular Season, Earns Share of TRBL Regular Season Title - by Eurobasket News

Cary, NC: Last week the Greensboro Cobras and the Cary Invasion squared off in a game that came down to a single possession in Greensboro. The Cobras came to Cary this week with a chance to secure the final playoff spot in the TRBL West with a win. But one week would make a world of difference as a determined Cary team playing at home in their regular season finale came out ready to play. A packed house in Cary witnessed the home team jump out to quick double-digit lead in the first quarter. Pressure defense forced turnovers that extended the Invasion lead to 27 points at halftime.

In the second half, the home town crowd was treated to more sharp-shooting and acrobatic dunks from the Cary squad. The visitors from Greensboro could not make up any ground, and the final score was Cary 138, Greensboro 100. Eight Cary players scored in double-figures, led by TRBL All Star Corey Evans (Cincinnati Christian) with 20 points and Paul Wright (6'2''-G-85, college: Mountain St.) (Mountain State) with 19 points. Wright shot 88% from the field in the game. Cobras forward Kenard Moore (6'0''-PG-87, college: SE Missouri St.) (SE Missouri) led all scorers with 26 points.

Cary finishes the regular season at 12-0, earns at least a share of the TRBL regular season title, and secures a top seed in the TRBL playoffs that take place on June 15th and 16th in Fayetteville. Cary will play Team HoopForLyfe (Concord, NC) on Saturday, June 15th at 5 pm in a semi-final game at the JD Fuller Center. The other semi-final to be played at 7 pm will feature the also-undefeated PrimeTime Players (12-0) from Ft. MIll, SC against Big Texas (9-3) from Jacksonville, NC. The semi-final winners will meet in the TRBL Playoff Championship Game at 5 pm on June 16th.
Courtesy of: https://www.scoretrax.com



PrimeTime Holds Off HoopForLyfe, Completes Undefeated Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Concord, NC: The PrimeTime Players narrowly escaped a furious comeback by HoopForLyfe in their regular season finale on Sunday night, squeaking out a 137-133 win. HoopForLyfe knew before the game that they were headed to the playoffs as a result of Greensboros loss earlier in the evening. That did not dampen the intensity between these two rival teams, however, as PrimeTime would eventually win by their smallest margin this season. It didnt always look like that would be the case, though, as PrimeTime jumped out to a 13-point lead at the end of the first period, despite shooting just 2-of-9 from behind the arc. 22 of the Players 37 first quarter points came from Malaciah Jones and Terell Smith. Donald Rutherford (6'7''-F/C-87, college: Catawba) was the story of the second quarter for PrimeTime, knocking down all six of his shots and scoring 15 of his 17 points in the period. HoopForLyfe sustained a couple of PrimeTime runs, however, and went into the half down only 15 points and feeling good.

That feeling showed through in the third quarter as HoopForLyfe turned all six of PrimeTimes turnovers into points. Mark Carson (6'6''-F-87, college: RIT) had 12 of his 22 points in the third and grabbed six boards during HoopForLyfes surge which cut the PrimeTime lead to just eight heading into the final period. HoopForLyfe avoided the Players signature run and went on a run of their own, taking a 103-102 lead with under nine minutes to play. PrimeTimes Brian Mobley (6'6''-G/F-87, college: Johnson C. Smith) quickly erased the deficit however, hitting two huge threes on back-to-back possessions to put his team ahead 108-102. The two teams traded baskets for the rest of the evening before HoopForLyfe made another run with under two minutes to play behind a trio of three-pointers by Corey Farmer to cut the PrimeTime lead to just two. Thats as close as they would get, however, as Sean Barnette hit 11 of 12 free throws in the closing minutes to wrap up the win for PrimeTime and secure their undefeated season. Jones led the way for PrimeTime on the night with game highs of 33 points and 15 rebounds. Sean Barnette had 28 points and six assists, Terell Smith had 25, Chris Moore had 17 points and 10 assists, Donald Rutherford had 17 points, and James Dillard pulled down 13 rebounds in the winning effort. Corey Farmer led the way for HoopForLyfe with 26 points and eight assists while Bless Spencer shared distribution duties as he tallied 15 points and 10 assists. Mark Carson had 24 points and 14 rebounds and Jamal Durham and Jon Hart notched 15 points and eight rebounds apiece. Terrance Hunter had 13 points and 10 rebounds. PrimeTime will play Big Texas in the first round of the TRBL playoffs next Saturday in Fayetteville, while HoopForLyfe will play Cary in the other semi-final on the same day. The championship game will be Sunday, also at the J.D. Fuller Center in Fayetteville.
Courtesy of: https://www.scoretrax.com



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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.4 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.5 
 3. Penney, TED K.18.3 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.7 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Theodore, Guaynabo15.8 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.7 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.3 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.5 
 2. Yucel, TED K.11.1 
 3. Francis, Aliaga9.9 
 4. Elonu, Tofas7.5 
 5. Stimac, Banvit BK7.3 
 6. Prince, Guaynabo7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.6.9 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.5 
 9. Vidmar, Besiktas6.3 
 10. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.1 
 2. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 3. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 4. Theodore, Guaynabo4.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.7 
 6. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.5 
 7. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 8. Eldridge, Hacettepe4.2 
 9. Holston, Mersin4.2 
 10. Burtt, Avtodor4.2 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Guaynabo
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Prince, Guaynabo1.9 
 2. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 3. Theodore, Guaynabo1.7 
 4. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 5. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.6 
 6. Gordon, Anadolu1.4 
 7. Markoishvili, Gala.1.4 
 8. Shumpert, Aliaga1.3 
 9. Lewis, Antalya1.3 
 10. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.6 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 4. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 5. Elonu, Tofas1.0 
 6. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 7. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 
 8. Besok, Hacettepe0.8 
 9. Prince, Guaynabo0.8 
 10. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 


TB2L Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.24.3 
 2. Kambala, Pi Koleji22.4 
 3. Reese, Baskent21.3 
 4. Carter, Usak20.5 
 5. Hall, Darussafaka17.9 
 6. Knox, Vestel17.7 
 7. Nelson, Akhisar Bld17.5 
 8. Sykes, Bucaneros17.4 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir17.3 
 10. El-Amin, Trabzons.17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 KZell WESSON
  Baskent .
  (201-F-77)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Wesson, Baskent13.6 
 2. Bristol, Polzela12.2 
 3. Kambala, Pi Koleji12.2 
 4. Nelson, Akhisar Bld10.6 
 5. Moses, Final Gencl.10.1 
 6. Miller, Istanbul.9.7 
 7. Pasco, Balikesir9.7 
 8. Sykes, Bucaneros9.3 
 9. Knox, Vestel8.9 
 10. Ofoegbu, Yesilgir.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Alex GORDON
  Yesilgiresun
  (184-G-85)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Gordon, Yesilgires.6.5 
 2. Dobie, Trabzonspor5.8 
 3. Grier, Pi Koleji5.2 
 4. Hall, Darussafaka4.8 
 5. El-Amin, Trabzons.4.7 
 6. Porrini, Gelisim4.6 
 7. Sahillioglu, Pi Ko.4.5 
 8. Williams, Maliye M.4.2 
 9. Lowery, Balikesir3.9 
 10. Turna, Bandirma.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Vincent GRIER
  Pi Koleji
  (195-G/F-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Grier, Pi Koleji2.6 
 2. Nelson, Akhisar Bld2.3 
 3. Reed, Pertevniyal2.0 
 4. Brown, Humacao2.0 
 5. Waller, San Lazaro1.9 
 6. Carter, Usak1.9 
 7. Lowery, Balikesir1.8 
 8. Celebioglu, Gelisim1.7 
 9. Turna, Bandirma.1.6 
 10. Gordon, Yesilgire.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Eric BUCKNER
  Usak
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Buckner, Usak2.2 
 2. Bristol, Polzela1.6 
 3. Sykes, Bucaneros1.6 
 4. Wesson, Baskent1.3 
 5. Knox, Vestel1.3 
 6. Johnson, Istanbul.1.2 
 7. Brown, Pertevniyal0.9 
 8. Carter, Nippon T.0.9 
 9. Morrow, Akhisar0.9 
 10. Carter, Usak0.9 


TB3L Standings

TB3L Stage Two Standings
 1. Buyukcekmece 4-1 
 2. I.T.U. 3-2 
 3. Ankara DSI Era 3-2 
 4. Istanbul DSI 2-3 
 5. Duzce Bld. 2-3 
 6. Boluspor 1-4 
Stage One Standings


Erdemir witdrawn; Giresun to promote TBL - by Ugur Turker

Erdemirspor Eregli Board decided to close basketball operations of club. Erdemirspor Eregli played five seasons in TBL and had managed to reach Play-Off in 2009/2010 season. After this decision; there is two possible way to follow that management of club can follow. They will sell rights of TBL License for next season to another club, it is known that two clubs have already approached to buy rights, or club will announce to release their TBL rights. In secon option, according to TBF Rules, Yesilgiresun Belediye will play in TBL next season as replace of Erdemirspor Eregli. Yesilgiresun Belediye had lost against in TB2L semifinals against Trabzonspor Basketbol but since they finished regular season above Akhisar Belediye. Yesilgiresun Belediye will be newcomer of TBL


Banvit resist to give up - by Eurobasket News

Banvit BK - Galatasaray 86-85 (1-3)

Banvit resist to give up and won Game 4 of the Finals 86:85. Galatasaray trailed by 14 points at halftime and as many as 18 after three quarters before a 38-21 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 85-86 at the end of the game. Banvit BK made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis (205-84, college: Alabama) fired 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. American guard Keith Simmons (196-85, college: Holy Cross, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points. Banvit BK's coach Orhun Ene used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) produced 34 points (!!!) and naturalized American power forward Ersin Dagli (203-81, college: Alabama, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points and 6 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots) respectively for lost side. Five Banvit BK and four Galatasaray players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Banvit BK: K.Simmons 19+2reb+3ast, C.Davis 17+7reb+4ast, K.Lucas 16+2reb, V.Stimac 10+6reb, I.Turkyilmaz 10+4reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 5+2reb+1ast
Galatasaray: J.Gordon 34+1reb+1ast, E.Dagli 15+6reb, C.Akyol 13+6reb+1ast, C.Arroyo 11+3reb+4ast, B.Ndong 4+5reb, M.Macvan 2
gschID: 242303



Gaziantep lands Dejan Borovnjak - by Greg

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) landed 27-year old Serbian power forward Dejan Borovnjak (207-104kg-86, agency: Beo Basket). He played recently at Stelmet Zielona Gora in Polish TBL league. In 30 TBL games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.4apg. He helped them to win the league title. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention and All-Bosmans Team. Borovnjak also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had very impressive stats: 15.7ppg, 6.7rpg and 2.0apg. He also played at KAO Dramas (A1) in Greek league earlier that season. In three games he had 7.7ppg and 1.7rpg.

Let's have closer look into Borovnjak's outlook: A solid PF who can also play as a pure center. Has a strong body and knows well the game inside. Great playing experience and good rebounding skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Rhinos slip past Eagles, Marines hold off Heaters - by Eurobasket News

Eagles 51-69 Rhinos

Marines 58-53 Heaters

Stormers 34-60 Leopardss


Promoted side, Charging Rhinos pilled more misery on Eagles as they handed last years playoff visitors a sixth straight loss Sunday afternoon at YMCA. The Eagles are off their worst start in the last three years and look destined for the lower division

Eagles (0-6) were edged 18-16 in the first quarter and took the second 12-9 to close out the first half up by a point but their inability to take care of possession and defend saw them get out scored 42-23 in the second half. Raymond Lubega scored game high 20 points on a 69.2% shooting from the floor and grabbed 16 rebounds to lead Rhinos (2-4) to their second straight win. Abel Omoding added 17 points on a 50% shooting from the field. Eagles were led by Raymond Bukenya with 17 points and Brian Mutwala added 11 points and 8 rebounds.

Nkumba Marines meanwhile beat Heaters 58-53 in a game that was played close most of the time. Center, Brian Sivachi scored game high 14 points to lead the way for marines. Rogers Kavuma added 12 points for Marines who started slow and needed strong words from the coach. I dont feel your presence on court, neither offensive nor defensive. If you dont want to win this game then lets give it away then we go and relax Timothy Odeke told his players in a first quarter timeout. The response was minimal but paid off as the former champions got their second win of the season as well as out-boarding the opponents 50-44. Javan Adhiambo had team high 12 points for Heaters and Alex Mugoya added 10.

KCCA Leopards cruised past Magic Stormers who had an off day 60-34. Clare Lamunu led the way for leopards (7-0) with game high 19 points and Flavia Oketcho chipped in with 10. On top of coming for the game late, nearly all Stormers had an off day. Center, Carol Nyafwono had a mere 5 points going 1-for-15 from the field; Belinda Feni had 3 points all off freebies. Guard, Sylvia Twesigye scored team high 12 points and picked 5 rebounds for Stormers (3-3) and Esther Awayo added 6 points and 10 rebounds. In the other women's game, MUK Sparks got a walkover Nabisunsa fro not showing up.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



Warriors finish 3rd in Rwanda - by Eurobasket News

Warriors 60 APR (Rwanda) 46
Warriors 70 Muzinga (Burundi) 56
Warriors 68 Espoir (Rwanda) 80
Final
Urunani 63 Espoir 61
Airtel National Basketball League
Men
Heaters v Rhinos 6:30pm
Vegeterian v KIU Titans 8:30pm

AIRTEL National Basketball League reigning men champions Kyambogo Warriors point guard Ivan Enabu, thinks it was a wise move to compete in the Gisembe Memorial Basketball tournament in Rwanda over the weekend.
We had a chance to face the very best in the region before encountering them in the August Zone V clubs championships. The move was healthy for the team especially to these young stars, Enabu explained yesterday after arriving in Kampala.
He further referred to the Kigali tournament as a great success as they met their targets; team bonding and exposure for the young players in the team. Warriors finished 3rd after beating Pool Bs second placed APR 60-46 in the third place playoffs.
Urunani of Burundi won the championship after a narrow 63-61 victory over Rwandas Espoir at the Amahoro Indoor Stadium.
Despite being a good experience overall, it came at a cost as 2009 MVP Ronnie Kasewu (199-F) damaged soft tissues his upper right leg which will keep him out for some weeks.
Kasewu joins Collin Mukiza who dislocated his left shoulder on the sidelines.
League resumes
On Wednesday, the National Basketball League resumes with two games at YMCA, Wandegeya. Bottom Vegeterian who are still looking for their first win will host seventh placed KIU Titans.
Victoria University Heaters will face on-form and newly promoted side Charging Rhinos in the opening encounter of the day.
Rhinos has so far won two consecutive games; against Nkumba Marines and Miracle with the help of Raymond Lubega and Abel Omoding. The two posted 20 and 17 points respectively in their teams recent win over Miracle.
A Rhinos win will lift them to fourth position, while victory for Heaters will propel them to seventh.
Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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Joe Prunty takes over Great Britain - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain has finally got to know the name of their new head coach. Joe Prunty will guide the team at the 2013 EuroBasket. He replaces Chris Finch who stepped down after the London Olympics. Joe Prunty has lately worked as assistant coach with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Previously he was assistant coach with the Portland Trail Blazers and the Dallas Mavericks. Previously Joe Prunty worked as a scout for the San Antonio Spurs. Great Britain will try to improve their two consecutive 13th-place EuroBasket campaigns in 2009 and 2011. They will play in Group A of EuroBasket. Great Britain will face France, Germany, Belgium, Israel and Ukraine. Top three teams from the group will advance into the Second Stage of the tournament.


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FIBA Americas U16: Ivan Gandia leads Puerto Rico past Uruguay - by Eurobasket News

Uruguay U16 - Puerto Rico U16 59:65

Puerto Rico registered the first win at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. They overcame hosting Uruguay to improve at 1-1 record in Group B. Ivan Gandia (188-G-97) stepped up with 16 points to lead the winners. Uruguay fell at 0-2 record after the loss.
Puerto Rico ensured a strong start to the game. They built a 19:8 lead after ten minutes. Uruguay narrowed the deficit in the second frame. The hosts got within just two points at halftime 28:30. Uruguay denied the deficit in the third period. The home side surged ahead for a 46:45 lead. But Puerto Rico withstood the challenge. They stepped on the gas in the fourth quarter and snatched a tough victory at the end. Gerardo Texeira (195-PF-97) accounted for 11 points and 19 rebounds, while Edwin Cancel (175-PG-97) had 10 points in the winning case. Martin Counago (185-PG-96) responded with 18 points for Uruguay. Facundo Grolla (193-C-97) netted 14 points in the losing effort.

Uruguay U16: Martin Counago 18, Facundo Grolla 14
Puerto Rico U16: Ivan Gandia 16, Gerardo Texeira 11+19 boards, Edwin Cancel 10



U16 Bahamas defeated Mexico 77-54 - by Hector Lopez

Bahamas defeated Mexico 77-54 for the second day of the FIBA Americas U16 Championship, played in Punta del Este (Uruguay) Bahamas has now a 1-1 record and Mexico is 0-2. For Bahamas Deajour Adderlet scored 18 points and grabbed 8 rebounds, Sebastian Gray added 12 points and 7 rebounds, while Qyemah Gibson netted 8 points with 13 rebounds. For Mexico, Saul Santana scored 13 points with 5 rebounds, Jesus Olivera added 11 points with 4 rebounds and Rene Menendez scored 10 with 4 points. The leaders for the group are USA and Argentina, both with a 1-0 record. The two best teams will qualify to the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship.


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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
Group A
 1. Marinos 5-1 
 2. Bucaneros 4-2 
 3. Trotamundos 1-7 
Group B
 1. Gigantes 5-3 
 2. Gaiteros 3-3 
 3. Cocodrilos 2-4 
Places 7-10
 1. Guaros 25-28 
 2. Guaiqueries 21-23 
 3. Panteras 19-35 
 4. Toros 18-36 
2013 Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

Jun. 10: Gaiteros - Gigantes 94-84
Jun. 10: Bucaneros - Trotamundos 83-93
Jun. 11: Gaiteros - Gigantes 72-78
Jun. 9: Bucaneros - Trotamundos 100-93

Second Stage: Round 6

Jun. 13: Marinos - Bucaneros
Jun. 13: Cocodrilos - Gaiteros
Jun. 14: Marinos - Bucaneros
Jun. 14: Cocodrilos - Gaiteros



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Branko Cvetkovic remains with BC Astana - by Eurobasket News

Branko Cvetkovic (200-F/G-84, agency: Beo Basket) remains with BC Astana for the next season. The Serbian player will continue his career in Kazakhstan.
In 20 VTB United League games he recorded 13.6ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.7apg this season. The last season Cvetkovic was tested by BC Astana in Kazakhstan league. In 13 VTB United League games he averaged 14.2ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.4apg. He won Kazakhstan League championship title and the cup for two years in a row (2012 and 2013).
Among other achievements Cvetkovic received Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Honorable Mention award in 2012. He also represented Serbia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2009 five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.5rpg.
Cvetkovic is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Italy (VL Pesaro), Spain (Girona FC and CAI Zaragoza), Ukraine (BC Donetsk) and Serbia (Spartak, Zvezda and Borac).



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  WBA   

Standings

WBA Standings
 1. Atlanta Blaze 1-0 
 2. Rome G. 1-0 
 3. Conyers CK 1-1 
 4. Anderson H. 0-0 
 5. Gastonia G. 0-0 
 6. Upsate Heat 0-0 
 7. Gwinnett Majic 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jun. 13: Rome G. - Anderson H.
Jun. 13: Georgia Majic - Atlanta Blaze




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Women News

ABA Standings - by Greg

State League Standings
Big V
 1. Bulleen B. 0-0 
 2. Diamond VE 0-0 
 3. Eltham W. 0-0 
 4. Hume City B. 0-0 
 5. McKinnon C. 0-0 
 6. Melbourne T. 0-0 
 7. Ringwood H. 0-0 
 8. Sherbrooke S. 0-0 
 9. Waverley F. 0-0 
Central ABL
 1. C.Districts L. 0-0 
 2. Eastern M. 0-0 
 3. Forestville E. 0-0 
 4. N.Adelaide R. 0-0 
 5. Norwood F. 0-0 
 6. S.Adelaide P. 0-0 
 7. Southern T. 0-0 
 8. Sturt S. 0-0 
 9. W.Adelaide B. 0-0 
 10. Woodville W. 0-0 
QBL
 1. Brisbane C. 0-0 
 2. Bundaberg B. 0-0 
 3. Cairns D. 0-0 
 4. Gladstone PCP 0-0 
 5. Gold Coast R. 0-0 
 6. Ipswich F. 0-0 
 7. Mackay M. 0-0 
 8. Northside W. 0-0 
 9. Rockhampton 0-0 
 10. Suncoast C. 0-0 
 11. SW Metro P. 0-0 
 12. Toowoomba M. 0-0 
 13. Townsville F. 0-0 
SBL
 1. Cockburn C. 0-0 
 2. East Perth E. 0-0 
 3. Kalamunda E.S. 0-0 
 4. Lakeside L. 0-0 
 5. Mandurah M. 0-0 
 6. Perry Lakes H. 0-0 
 7. Perth R. 0-0 
 8. Rockingham 0-0 
 9. Stirling S. 0-0 
 10. SW Slammers 0-0 
 11. Wanneroo W. 0-0 
 12. Willetton T. 0-0 
SEABL-East
 1. Bendigo LB 0-0 
 2. Brisbane S. 0-0 
 3. Canberra N. 0-0 
 4. Dandenong 0-0 
 5. Frankston B. 0-0 
 6. Geelong S. 0-0 
 7. Sandringham S. 0-0 
SEABL-South
 1. Albury LB 0-0 
 2. Ballarat R. 0-0 
 3. Hobart C. 0-0 
 4. Kilsyth LC 0-0 
 5. Knox R. 0-0 
 6. Launceston T. 0-0 
 7. Nunawading S. 0-0 
WARATAH
 1. Bankstown B. 0-0 
 2. Hills H. 0-0 
 3. Hornsby S. 0-0 
 4. Illawarra H. 0-0 
 5. Maitland M. 0-0 
 6. Newcastle H. 0-0 
 7. Norths Bears 0-0 
 8. Parramatta W. 0-0 
 9. Penrith P. 0-0 
 10. Sutherland S. 0-0 
 11. Sydney C. 0-0 


Week Thirteen SBL Players of the Week - by Eurobasket News

Perry Lakes Hawks star Gabriella Clayton (173-G-90) has been awarded the Week Thirteen Womens SBL Player of the Week award.

Clayton was outstanding for the Hawks in both games of their tough double header over the weekend, top scoring in both games.

Friday night seen Perry Lakes taking on the highly ranked Rockingham at the WA Basketball Centre where Clayton put together a match winning performance to record 21 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal as the Hawks sent the Flames packing 87-51.

On Saturday night the Hawks had the difficult task of travelling to Mandurah to take on the Magic, however, Clayton was again impressive to lead her team to their second win of the weekend with 15 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists as Perry Lakes downed Mandurah 54-42.

Clayton a West Coast Waves squad member will be looking to continue her form in the second half of the season as the Hawks look to push deep into the finals.

Other considerations for the award included Jennie Rintala (Kalamunda), Emily Fielding (G/F-86) (Lakeside), Ajay Jones (Kalamunda), Stephanie Jones (Cockburn), Antonia Edmondson (Willetton), Denielle Lipscombe (East Perth), Casey Mihovilovich (Mandurah) and Samantha Whitcomb (Rockingham).
Courtesy of: http://www.sbl.asn.au



SBL: Week Thirteen 'Kickz101 Perth' Newcomers of the Week - by Eurobasket News

Perry Lakes Hawks own Sarah Donovan has been awarded the Week Thirteen Kickz101 Perth Womens Newcomer of the Week after a stellar performance over the weekend.

Hawks fans would have been nervous on Friday night after the news that Australian Opal and West Coast Waves star Natalie Burton was unavailable for the game, that is until Sarah Donovan stepped up to put together a dominate performance for the Hawks.

Donovan was exceptional recording 12 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 blocks as the Hawks thrashed the second placed Rockingham Flames 87-51 and solidified their spot in the top eight.

At just nineteen years of age, 187cm Donovan will thrive under the guidance of experienced coach CJ Jackson and continue to develop into an elite player of the SBL.

Throns and Donovan are now in contention for the monthly award where the winner of a facebook poll receives a pair of shoes of their choice thanks to Kickz101 Perth.
Courtesy of:http://www.sbl.asn.au



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Belgian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Belgian U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Hanne Mestdagh
Mestdagh
Natacha Doppee
Doppee
Evi Heyse
Heyse
Heleen Adams
Adams
Lea Lonay
Lonay
#e#5
Hanne Mestdagh 178-G/F-93 Colorado St. USA
Natacha Doppee 170-PG-93 Point Chaud Belgium
Evi Heyse 181-PF-93 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
Heleen Adams 173-SF-94 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
Lea Lonay 178-PF-94 Point Chaud Belgium
Julie Vanloo 172-PG-93 Mondeville France
Camille Lebrun 174-SF-94 Belfius Namur Belgium
Sien Devliegher 175-SF-93 Waregem Belgium
Jill Vanmeerbeeck 176-SF-94 Castors Braine Belgium
Lynn Delvaux 182-F-93 Jeugd Gentson Belgium
Jolien Goyvaerts 174-SF-94 Sint Katelijne Belgium

Philip Mestdagh Head Coach Blue Cats Belgium
Hamady Ly Assistant Jeugd Gentson Belgium



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Chinese U19 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
LiWei Yang
Yang
Xin Xu
Xu
WangLai Zhang
Zhang
Meng Li
Li
Yi Qiang
Qiang
#e#5
4Xu Xin 176-G-94 Henan China
5Yang LiWei 175-G-95 Guangdong China
6Zhang WangLai 172-G-94 Yunnan China
7Zhang Jiahe 182-F-94
8Gong Li 187-F-95
9Li Meng 185-F-95 Shenyang China
10Huang Jing Shanxi China
11Huang Sijing 190-F-96
12Hu Yaoming 191-F/C-95
13Qiang Yi 193-F-94 Jiangsu China
14Yang Hengyu 194-F/C-95
15Zhang Liting 199-C-94 Bayi China




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  CROATIA   


Croatia announced the Final roster - by Eurobasket News

Croatia announced the Final roster for the Eurobasket 2013. The team will start their campaign against Lithuania on Friday.
Stipe Bralic announced the last two players that will not go to France. He thanked Josipa Bura (185-C-85, agency: IPSA) and Tea Buzov (176-G-90) for their contribution.
Josipa Bura currently plays Gospic Croatia Osiguranje in Croatia. In 28 A1 games she averaged 8.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3spg this season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 2nd Team. Bura also spent pre-season at Celik (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league earlier that year.
Bura was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005. Bura represented Croatia at the Mediterranean Games four years ago.
Tea Buzov currently plays ZKK Rockwool Pula in Croatia. In 10 games she had 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.8apg this season. She helped them to make it to the Croatian Cup Semifinals. Buzov also played at ZKK Split (A1) in Croatian league earlier that season. In four games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.0apg and 3.0spg. She also spent pre-season at Lupa Promotion (A1) in Croatian league earlier that year. She contributed to her team making it to the Croatian Cup Semifinals.



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Uni Gyor land MacKay, Ivanovic and Kovacevic - by Eurobasket News

Uni Gyor have secured the services of Samantha Mackay (173-G, agency: Interperformances, college: Dayton), Milica Ivanovic (175-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Catawba) and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) for the next season.
Samantha Mackay will start her pro career in Hungary. The guard has just graduated from Dayton. She posted 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game in her senior season. She was named into All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team. Samantha Mackay attended the Seattle Storm training camp.
Milica Ivanovic spent the last season in Romania. The guard played for Sf. Gheorghe. She averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game in Division A. Milica Ivanovic made it into Romanian League All-Bosmans Team. She is the member of the Serbian National Team.
Natasa Kovacevic started the previous season with Vozvdovac Beograd. Her stats read 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.1 assists per game in the Adriatic League. Natasa Kovacevic moved to Crvena Zvezda in January. Her stats read 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per appearance in A League. She is currently with the Serbian U20 National Team.



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Alfredas Vainauskas finalize situation on Epiphanny Prince - by Eurobasket News

Alfredas Vainauskas finalize situation on Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) as the naturalized player will be in the roster for Russia. The Head Coach of the team thanked Elena Volkova (175-G-83), Maria Cherepanova (190-PF-87) and Tatyana Abrikosova (179-SG-89, agency: IPSA).
Epiphanny Prince is in the roster for Russia. The player was expected to miss minimum of two weeks due to her injury that she got against China, but she will help the team. She just came back from WNBA and in three games she averaged impressive 20.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg this season.
Three years ago (a year after she left the college) Chicago Sky selected her as fourth overall pick in WNBA draft. She graduated her college in 2009 and is in her fourth season in pro basketball. Prince's team made it to the PBL Semifinals. She received Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL 2nd Team award in 2013. Prince was a member of Russian Senior National Team two years ago. She has played previously professionally in Turkey (Botas and Galatasaray) and Russia (Dynamo Kursk and Spartak Vidnoye).



Croatia announced the Final roster - by Eurobasket News

Croatia announced the Final roster for the Eurobasket 2013. The team will start their campaign against Lithuania on Friday.
Stipe Bralic announced the last two players that will not go to France. He thanked Josipa Bura (185-C-85, agency: IPSA) and Tea Buzov (176-G-90) for their contribution.
Josipa Bura currently plays Gospic Croatia Osiguranje in Croatia. In 28 A1 games she averaged 8.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3spg this season. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. A very good season in her career as she was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Croatian League 2nd Team. Bura also spent pre-season at Celik (Division I) in Bosnia and Herzegovina league earlier that year.
Bura was also a member of Croatian international program for some years. She played for Croatian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2009 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2005. Bura represented Croatia at the Mediterranean Games four years ago.
Tea Buzov currently plays ZKK Rockwool Pula in Croatia. In 10 games she had 14.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 3.8apg this season. She helped them to make it to the Croatian Cup Semifinals. Buzov also played at ZKK Split (A1) in Croatian league earlier that season. In four games she recorded very impressive stats: 19.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.0apg and 3.0spg. She also spent pre-season at Lupa Promotion (A1) in Croatian league earlier that year. She contributed to her team making it to the Croatian Cup Semifinals.



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  FIBA AMERICAS U16   

Standing

Standings
Group A
1. Argentina0-0
2. Brazil0-0
3. Costa Rica0-0
4. USA0-0
Group B
1. Canada0-0
2. Mexico0-0
3. P.Rico0-0
4. Venezuela0-0

Qualifying Round: Round 1

A

Jun. 19: CRC - ARG
Jun. 19: USA - BRA

B

Jun. 19: VEN - CAN
Jun. 19: PUR - MEX



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  FRANCE   


Nantes-Reze tab Clemence Lefebvre - by Eurobasket News

Clemence Lefebvre (185-F-95) will continue her career with Nantes-Reze. The forward spent the last seasons with Mondeville II side. She played in NF1 League. Clemence Lefebvre was the member of the U16 French National Team. She is expected to play for France at the upcoming U18 European Championship in Croatia this summer.


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  GERMANY   


Germany U16 lose first exhibition encounter in Mulhouse - by Eurobasket News

German U16 selection traveled to Mulhouse, France to take on their French counterparts in three-game exhibition series. Germany suffered a 57:74 defeat in the opening game.
Germany got to a bright start. The visitors accounted for an 18:9 lead after ten minutes. But France struck right back in the second period. The hosts went on a 25:6 rally to establish a 34:24 halftime lead. France dropped 22 points in the third quarter to boost the gap at 12-point mark. The home team limited Germany to 13 points in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. Patricia Brossmann (181-SF-97) delivered 17 points for Germany. Luana Rodefeld (172-SG) had 9 points, while Leonie Schutter had 8 points in the loss.



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  GREECE   


Serbia U20 claim another win in Novi Becej - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Greece U20 56:47

The Serbian U20 National Team clinched the second straight victory over the Greek counterparts in Novi Becej. This time it was a closer battle but the outcome remained the same. The hosts were paced by 15 points from Kristina Topuzovic (182-G/F-94).
Sertbia built a 20:14 lead after the opening quarter. Serbia kept Greece at distance throughout the second frame. The hosts ensured a 35:24 halftime advantage. The Hellenes tried to change thing around in the third period. They outscored Serbia and trimmed the deficit to 9 points at the final intermission. The teams managed just 9 points apiece in the fourth period as Serbia marched to the win at the end. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) knocked down 14 points, while Jovana Djordjevic (187-F-93) and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) added 6 points each for the winners. Eleanna Christinaki (181-G-96) answered with 19 points for Greece. Anastasia Slouka (182-SG-93) netted 8 points in the losing effort.

Serbia U20: Kristina Topuzovic 15, Ivana Brajkovic 14, Jovana Djordjevic 6, Natasa Kovacevic 6
Greece U20: Eleanna Christinaki 19, Anastasia Slouka 8



Serbia U20 hold off Greece U20 in Novi Becej - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Greece U20 60:34

Serbian U20 National Team took on their Greek counterparts in the opening game of the exhibition series in Novi Becej. The hosts proved the strength claiming a well-deserved win at the end. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Serbia stunned their opponents right from the start. The hosts went on a 24:6 run in the opening quarter to clear off. Serbia held the Hellenes to just 3 points in the next period to pile up a 36:9 halftime lead. The game slowed down in the third period. But Serbia maintained the lead and recorded a 29-point lead into the fourth stanza. Greece outscored the hosts in the final frame but to no avail. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) netted 11 points, while Kristina Topuzovic (182-G/F-94) added 9 points for the winners. Vasiliki Tarla (181-SF-94) answered with 5 points for Greece. Anastasia Slouka (182-SG-93) topscored with 12 points for the visitors.

Serbia U20: Ivana Brajkovic 14, Natasa Kovacevic 11, Kristina Topuzovic 9
Greece U20: Anastasia Slouka 12, Vasiliki Tarla 5



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  HUNGARY   


Uni Gyor land MacKay, Ivanovic and Kovacevic - by Eurobasket News

Uni Gyor have secured the services of Samantha Mackay (173-G, agency: Interperformances, college: Dayton), Milica Ivanovic (175-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Catawba) and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) for the next season.
Samantha Mackay will start her pro career in Hungary. The guard has just graduated from Dayton. She posted 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.9 steals per game in her senior season. She was named into All-Atlantic 10 3rd Team. Samantha Mackay attended the Seattle Storm training camp.
Milica Ivanovic spent the last season in Romania. The guard played for Sf. Gheorghe. She averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game in Division A. Milica Ivanovic made it into Romanian League All-Bosmans Team. She is the member of the Serbian National Team.
Natasa Kovacevic started the previous season with Vozvdovac Beograd. Her stats read 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.1 assists per game in the Adriatic League. Natasa Kovacevic moved to Crvena Zvezda in January. Her stats read 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per appearance in A League. She is currently with the Serbian U20 National Team.



Hat Agro Uni Gyor signs Sam MacKay, Milica Ivanovic, Natasa Kovacevic - by Adam Patonay

Hungarian club has announced the signings of American guard Samantha Mackay (173-G, agency: Interperformances, college: Dayton), Serbian wing Milica Ivanovic (175-G-88, agency: Interperformances, college: Catawba) and Serbian forward Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances).

MacKay has graduated for Dayton and was invited to Seattle Storm training camp. In her senior season MacKay averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and and 4.9 assists per game.

25 year old guard Ivanovic played in Romania for ACS Sepsi SIC where she averaged 13.3 points, 3 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

For the 19 year old forward Natasa Kovacevic this will be her first experience in playing abroad. She split the last season between playing for Vozdovac and Crvena Zvezda. With Crvena Zvezda where hse finished the season, she averaged 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 3.2 turnovers per game.

Remaining with the team next season are Hungarians center Agnes Dobos (190-C-96) and point guard Barbara Semsei (177-G-86, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group). Joining the team from their second squad will be 20 year old forward Evelin Tullner and hungarian universiade national team player Anna Mansare (188-F/C-92, agency: Interperformances).



PINKK-Pecsi 424 brings in Gyorgyi Ori and Dori Gyori - by Eurobasket News

PINKK-Pecsi 424 brings in Gyorgyi Ori (184-G/F-90, agency: Laszlo Vinko Group) and Dori Gyori (188-F-90) for 2013/2014 season.
Gyorgyi Ori played HAT-AGRO UNI Gyor. In 26 games she had just 2.8ppg and 2.0rpg this season. She helped them to make it to both league and cup finals after they ended regular season as second best team. Ori also played 10 games in Euroleague where she recorded only 2.4ppg and 2.2rpg.
She has been also a member of Hungarian international program for some years. Ori played for this year and previously for U16 National Team back in 2006. She represented Hungary at the European Championships U20 Division B in Kavadarci (FYR Macedonia) three years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 4.7ppg, 2.3rpg, 1.0apg.
Dori Gyori just graduated from Messiah (NCAA3). She helped them to make it to the NCAA D3 Sweet 16. She can count that season as a very successful as was selected to D3hoops.com's All-America 2nd Team.



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  ITALY   


Italy NT ready for Eurobasket Women - by Carlo Grilli

NT staff headed by coach Roberto Ricchini has chosen the twelve athletes for the continental tournament: the last cuts involved Valeria Battisodo, Martina Crippa, Chiara Consolini and the injured Lavinia Santucci. "My thought goes to the girls who have been with us this month and that will not play the European Championship - said Roberto Ricchini - because all of them made the best to make the team and would deserve it.

Italy will play Sweden on Saturday, June 15th in the opening day of group B, then Spain (16th) and Russia (17th).

The Azzurre are:
4 Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93)
5 Martina Fassina (182-G/F-88, agency: Two Points)
6 Sabrina Cinili (190-F-89)
7 Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group)
8 Giulia Gatti (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management)
9 Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group)
10 Gaia Gorini (182-G-92)
11 Raffaella Masciadri (188-F-80)
12 Abiola Nnena Wabara (183-F-81, agency: Two Points, college: Baylor)
13 Benedetta Bagnara (178-G-87, agency: LBM Management)
14 Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.)
15 Alessandra Formica (186-G-93)

Head coach: Roberto Ricchini
Assistant coach: Giovanni Lucchesi (agency: Players Group )



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  LITHUANIA   


Lithuania heads to Trelaze - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania heads to Trelaze to start their Eurobasket 2013 campaign in France on Friday. The Baltic side just finished their last pre-season tournament. Lithuania finished the home KG Group Cup on the third place. Japan wins the International Tournament in Lithuania as the team posted three victories. After the win against Sweden in the opener, Japan added the victories against China and Lithuania.
In Day 3 Japan overcame Lithuania 68:58. The Asian team took 18:13 lead after the first period but led only 1 point at the halftime. Japan allowed the hosts to score 14 points in the third and the last quarters and won both of them. Japan produced a 22-14 win in the third period and added 15-14 in the last stanza. Iveta Salkauske (195-F/C-82, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Illinois) scored 16 points for the home side and Giedre Paugaite (192-C-90) added 12. Kamile Nacickaite (180-G-89, college: Drexel) delivered 10, whilst Kristina Vengryte (186-C-81) brought 8.



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Montenegrin National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Jelena Skerovic
Skerovic
Anna De Forge
De Forge
Jelena Dubljevic
Dubljevic
Iva Perovanovic
Perovanovic
Milica Jovanovic
Jovanovic
#e#5
Jelena Skerovic 176-G-80 USK Praha Czech Republic
Anna De Forge 178-SG-76 USK Praha Czech Republic
Tamara Bajic 172-G-87 Sp.Studentesc Romania
Natasa Popovic 192-C-82 Spartak N. Russia
Snezana Aleksic 173-G-89 Dynamo M. Russia
Jelena Dubljevic 191-C-87 USK Praha Czech Republic
Milka Bjelica 193-F-81 Besiktas Turkey
Iva Perovanovic 188-C/F-83 Nadezhda O. Russia
Ana Turcinovic 190-C-93 Antakya Turkey
Milica Jovanovic 189-F/C-89 Besiktas Turkey
Jelena Culafic 172-G-89 Zeljeznicar Bosnia
Kristina Rakovic 182-F/C-94 Mladi Krajisnik Bosnia




Milos Kovac new head coach of WBC Buducnost Podgorica - by Dragan Scepanovic

WBC Buducnost Podgorica announced that the new head coach of the WBC Buducnost Podgorica for season 2013-2014 would be Milos Kovac , who has plenty of experience in male basketball. Kovac has worked in youth basketball team of BC Ibon Niksic , BC Podgorica and BC Buducnost Podgorica, and he was head coach of BC Lovcen Cetinje . This will be his first adventure in the female basketball . He will replace on place of head coach Zdenko Grbavcevic who parted ways with WBC Buducnost after the end of season 2012-2013 in which he take whit WBC Buducnost Podgorica four trophy .


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  NIGERIA   


ZBWBL: First Deepwater set to clip wings of Sunshine Angels - by Olusegun Ikuesan

The big stage is set as the 9th edition of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League semi-finals pairing holds Thursday at the sports hall of the nationals stadium, Surulere, Lagos with defending champion First Deepwater basketball club set to clip the wings of the Angels Sunshine basketball club of Akure.

The semi-finals clash between the champion and Sunshine Angels bid for 3pm at the national stadium promises to be explosive against the backdrop that it will be the third time that both sides would be meeting this season with First Deepwater having the upper hands in the first two occasions during the regular season held in Abuja (First Deepwater 56-44 Sunshine Angels) and Asaba (First Deepwater 94-58 Sunshine Angels) which makes the semi-finals duel between the two sides to be an interesting game to watch.

Head coach of First Deepwater basketball Lateef Erinfolami is confident his girls have what it takes to book a grand finale ticket at the expense of the Akure-based Angels who will be searching for their first title since the inception of the league nine years ago.

Coach Erinfolami who was appointed as an assistant coach of the nation senior women national team believed Sunshine Angels cant stop the Oil & Gas ladies ambition of booking a continental ticket reserved for the finalist of the league.

The Oil & Gas side was formed in 2008 and joined the Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) organized women league in 2009 and finished second behind former champion First Bank basketball club went on to win the FIBA Africa Zone-III Champions Cup elimination held in Abidjan Cote dIvoire also in 2009 and finished seventh overall on the continent.

The team won her first domestic title in 2010 to date and also finished third at the Africa Champions Cup in 2011 which it hosted.

We are set for every opposition in this years league as we are focus to remain champion for a fourth consecutive time and our semi-final game against Sunshine Angels on Thursday will be treated like every other games weve played so far but with more seriousness as the semi-final is the most crucial stage of any competition because a win will guaranty a grand finale and continental ticket, Coach Erinfolami concluded.

The second semi-final will be between First Bank basketball club and Dolphins basketball club at 5.00pm also on Thursday.

First Bank who led group-B and has maintained unbeaten run from the preliminary round just like First Deepwater have defeated Dolphins in two previous meeting during the regular season held in Abuja (First Bank-83-63) and Asaba (First Bank 74-56 Dolphins) is in desperate move to reclaim the league title it lost to First Deepwater basketball club.
Magdalene Ukato (86)



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  POLAND   


Leah Metcalf joins Artego Bydgoszcz - by Eurobasket News

Artego Bydgoszcz bolstered their backcourt. They inked contract with Leah Metcalf (171-G-83, college: N.Carolina). The guard will spend the next season in Poland. Last season Leah Metcalf started with ROW Rybnik. The guard averaged 15.8 points, 5.0 boards, 3.2 steals and 2.6 assists per game in PLKK. Later Leah Metcalf moved to AZS Rzeszow. The guard notched 13.7 points, 4.4 boards, 6.1 assists and 1.4 steals per appearance. The guard finished the season with Energy Ivanovo. She posted 8.7 points, 2.4 assists, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game in PBL. Previously Leah Metcalf played in Poland, Sweden, France, Luxembourg and WBCBL. She was named All-Swedish Damligan Import Player of the Year in 2009.


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  RUSSIA   


Alfredas Vainauskas finalize situation on Epiphanny Prince - by Eurobasket News

Alfredas Vainauskas finalize situation on Epiphanny Prince (175-G-88, college: Rutgers) as the naturalized player will be in the roster for Russia. The Head Coach of the team thanked Elena Volkova (175-G-83), Maria Cherepanova (190-PF-87) and Tatyana Abrikosova (179-SG-89, agency: IPSA).
Epiphanny Prince is in the roster for Russia. The player was expected to miss minimum of two weeks due to her injury that she got against China, but she will help the team. She just came back from WNBA and in three games she averaged impressive 20.7ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg this season.
Three years ago (a year after she left the college) Chicago Sky selected her as fourth overall pick in WNBA draft. She graduated her college in 2009 and is in her fourth season in pro basketball. Prince's team made it to the PBL Semifinals. She received Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL 2nd Team award in 2013. Prince was a member of Russian Senior National Team two years ago. She has played previously professionally in Turkey (Botas and Galatasaray) and Russia (Dynamo Kursk and Spartak Vidnoye).



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  SENEGAL   


Senegalese U19 National Team 2013 - by Simas

#s#
#e#1
4Ndeye Awa Kebe 95
5Mame Fatou Ndiaye 94
7Aida Ndiaye
8Ndeye Siry Diagne 95 SLBC Senegal
9Irma Dieme Yaye
10Nassira Ba 95
11Ndeye Fatou Ndiaye 94 Louga Senegal
12Ndeye Coumba Ndaw 94
13Ndeye Fall G
14Mame Coumba Sy 95
15Mame Borso Diallo




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  SERBIA   


Milica Ivanovic and Natasa Kovacevic have signed with Uni Gyor - by Tamara Ruzic

Hungarian club Uni Gyor has announced the signings of Serbian guard Milica Ivanovic (175-G-88) and Serbian forward Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94).
25 year old guard Ivanovic spent the last season in Romania. The guard played for Sf. Gheorghe. She averaged 14.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game in Division A. Milica Ivanovic made it into Romanian League All-Bosmans Team. She was the member of the Serbian National Team -12.
Natasa Kovacevic started the previous season with Vozvdovac Beograd. Her stats read 15.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 1.1 assists per game in the Adriatic League. Natasa Kovacevic moved to Crvena Zvezda in January. Her stats read 16.3 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per appearance in A League. She is currently with the Serbian U20 National Team.





Serbia U20 claim another win in Novi Becej - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Greece U20 56:47

The Serbian U20 National Team clinched the second straight victory over the Greek counterparts in Novi Becej. This time it was a closer battle but the outcome remained the same. The hosts were paced by 15 points from Kristina Topuzovic (182-G/F-94).
Sertbia built a 20:14 lead after the opening quarter. Serbia kept Greece at distance throughout the second frame. The hosts ensured a 35:24 halftime advantage. The Hellenes tried to change thing around in the third period. They outscored Serbia and trimmed the deficit to 9 points at the final intermission. The teams managed just 9 points apiece in the fourth period as Serbia marched to the win at the end. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) knocked down 14 points, while Jovana Djordjevic (187-F-93) and Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) added 6 points each for the winners. Eleanna Christinaki (181-G-96) answered with 19 points for Greece. Anastasia Slouka (182-SG-93) netted 8 points in the losing effort.

Serbia U20: Kristina Topuzovic 15, Ivana Brajkovic 14, Jovana Djordjevic 6, Natasa Kovacevic 6
Greece U20: Eleanna Christinaki 19, Anastasia Slouka 8



Serbia U20 hold off Greece U20 in Novi Becej - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Greece U20 60:34

Serbian U20 National Team took on their Greek counterparts in the opening game of the exhibition series in Novi Becej. The hosts proved the strength claiming a well-deserved win at the end. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) stepped up with 14 points to lead the winners.
Serbia stunned their opponents right from the start. The hosts went on a 24:6 run in the opening quarter to clear off. Serbia held the Hellenes to just 3 points in the next period to pile up a 36:9 halftime lead. The game slowed down in the third period. But Serbia maintained the lead and recorded a 29-point lead into the fourth stanza. Greece outscored the hosts in the final frame but to no avail. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) netted 11 points, while Kristina Topuzovic (182-G/F-94) added 9 points for the winners. Vasiliki Tarla (181-SF-94) answered with 5 points for Greece. Anastasia Slouka (182-SG-93) topscored with 12 points for the visitors.

Serbia U20: Ivana Brajkovic 14, Natasa Kovacevic 11, Kristina Topuzovic 9
Greece U20: Anastasia Slouka 12, Vasiliki Tarla 5



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  SWEDEN   


Sweden completes preparation for Eurobasket 2013 - by Eurobasket News

Sweden completes preparation for Eurobasket 2013 as they finished on the second place at the International Tournament in Lithuania. The Scandinavian team won one game out of three but finished second.
Japan wins the International Tournament in Lithuania as the team posted three victories. After the win against Sweden in the opener, Japan added the victories against China and Lithuania.
Sweden overcame China in the last game of the competition. The Scandinavian team won 86:68 and finished second at the tournament. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas) nailed 12. Yderstrom poured in 11, whilst Katarina Andersson (191-C-83) added 8.
Sweden will start Eurobasket campaign on June 15th versus Italy. The team will also face Spain and Russia in Group B.



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  UGANDA   


Lamunu Lifts KCCA Past Stormers - by Eurobasket News

KCCA Leopards' Claire Lamunu was the difference in Sunday's encounter against Magic Stormers in the Airtel National Basketball League game at YMCA, Wandegeya.
The 18 year posted a game high 19 points for the table leaders and picked seven rebounds, to outscore last season playoffs MVP Flavia Oketcho was the only other Leopards player to reach double figures with 10 points.
"It was not an easy game because Stormers are big but our game plan worked and my shot was on," explained the match winner after the win put them on 14 points.
Leopards whose game plan was designed to neutralise Nyafwono deployed their top scorer from last season Martha Soigi for the role. Nyafwono was duly suffocated with Soigi amassing 11 rebounds, two blocks, and a steal in the game.
Sylvia Twesigye who managed a team high 12 points for the Stormers who struggled to make an impression on the game. Despite the loss, Stormers retained third spot in the standings.
Meanwhile, action in the men's category was intense as all teams involved were looking to work their way out of the relegation zone.
Winless and now second bottom side, Miracle Eagles was outscored in the second half and lost 51-69 to a determined Charging Rhinos side. The win marked the latter's second win in the league and lifted them to eighth position.
Two times champions Nkumba Marines secured their second win after narrow 58-53 win over Victoria University Heaters in an all University affair. Marines are now sixth; four positions clear off relegation while Heaters are ninth, just one place above safety.
Airtel National Basketball League
Women
Magic Stormers 34 KCCA Leopards 60
Men
Miracle 51 Charging Rhinos 69
Nkumba Marines 58 Heaters 53

Courtesy of: http://basket-in-africa.blogspot.com



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  WNBA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 11: Minnesota L. - S.Antonio SS 87-72
Jun. 12: Indiana F. - Connecticut S. 61-73

Regular Season: Round 9

Jun. 14: New York L. - Connecticut S.
Jun. 14: Atlanta D. - Seattle S.
Jun. 14: Tulsa S. - Minnesota L.
Jun. 14: Phoenix M. - L.Angeles S.


Lynx and Sun register victories - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota L. - S.Antonio SS 87-72
If the Lynx are going to make noise in the WNBA this season, their sleepy offensive performance in the first half against San Antonio isn't going to get the job done. The squad shot 11-31 from the floor and turned the ball over eight times leading to the team trailing by one on their home floor to a team that with all due respect had no business being in the game. San Antonio played physical in the first half leading to frustration by players as well as head coach Cheryl Reeve who picked up a technical foul late. Maya Moore (6'0''-SG-89, college: Connecticut) shot just 2-for-7 on her birthday in the first half while Seimone Augustus (6'0''-SF-84, college: LSU) took just three shots from the field. Good thing there was a second half. The Lynx outscored the Silver Stars 52-36 in the second half en route to their 87-72 win that extended their record to 3-1 and their team record home winning streak to 11 games. Lindsay Whalen (5'9''-PG-82, college: Minnesota) was in a word amazing, scoring a game high 23 points while pulling down seven rebounds and dishing six assists. Moore had a solid second half finishing the game with 10 points in the win. Defensively, Minnesota played San Antonio perfectly. Holding the Silver Stars to 38 percent from the floor including just 5-for-15 from three- point range. The Lynx used strong defense and a late third quarter run to extend the lead to as many as 16 points. San Antonio rallied in the fourth quarter but were unable to get any closer than seven points. The Lynx hit the road for three games beginning Friday at Tulsa. Courtesy of: myfoxtwincities.com

Indiana F. - Connecticut S. 61-73
The Connecticut Sun returned to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for the first time since Game 2 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. And while the stakes were not nearly as high as last Oct. 8 - when a buzzer-beating shot lifted the eventual WNBA champion Fever to a two-point win that turned the series around - Connecticut was happy to snap a two-game losing streak with a 73-61 win. The Sun improved to 2-3 on the year while the Fever dropped to 1-4. Reigning MVP Tina Charles (6'4''-C-88, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) had a season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds - her fifth straight double-double to start the season. Kara Lawson (5'8''-PG-81, college: Tennessee) chipped in with 12 points and five rebounds. Kalana Greene (5'10''-G-87, agency: LBM Management, college: Connecticut) finished with 10 points and nine rebounds, while Kelsey Griffin had a season-high seven rebounds. ' (Charles) has five games and five double-doubles, and none better than (Wednesday),' Connecticut coach Anne Donovan said. 'She put the team on her back for long stretches and carried us.' The Sun shot a season-best 50.8 percent (32-of-63) from the field and also had a 40-30 edge on the boards in winning its first road game of the season. Trailing, 60-52, after three quarters, Indiana scored the first seven points of the fourth quarter to get within 60-59. But a Charles putback with just under six minutes left stymied the momentum, and the Fever missed their next seven shots over a four-minute period as Connecticut built the lead back to 66-59 with 2:49 left. The Sun outscored Indiana, 13-2, down the stretch. 'This place is always tough to play,' Charles said. 'There defense is unreal. (Wednesday night), I was able to find the open man and get everyone involved.' Both teams were short-handed. The Sun were without Tan White (broken finger) and Renee Montgomery (high ankle sprain), who did not make the trip. Indiana was without Katie Douglas (back), Erin Phillips (knee), Jeanette Pohlen (knee) and Jessica Davenport (tibia stress fracture). Charles scored 12 straight over a six-minute span bridging the end of the first half and the start of the second half. She made 10 of her first 12 shots from the field, and had a season-high 24 points with seven minutes still left in the third quarter as the Sun built a 49-41 lead. Indiana led 12-11 with 5:30 left in the first quarter before the Sun took early control of the game with a 14-0 first-quarter run that started with a Kara Lawson three-pointer. Over the next four minutes, 35 seconds, six different Sun players contributed to the run as Connecticut moved out to a 22-12 lead with 1:39 left. 'They're very physical and make you work for everything on offense,' Kara Lawson said of Indiana. 'I think we stayed aggressive. When we had to execute, we got the shots we wanted.' Connecticut plays at the New York Liberty at 7:30 p.m. Friday before returning home to host Seattle at 5 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy of: norwichbulletin.com