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  ARGENTINA   



Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Argentina U19-Russia U19 61:72

Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Russian players won 72:61 for 1-1 record.
After the loss from Spain, Russia opened the game with a 22-18 lead. Argentina did not allow them to control the game and reduced to 1 point at the halftime when they won the second period 15-12. The third quarter however was decisive in the game as Russia erupted with a 17-4 surge for a massive lead. Argentina could win the last stanza 24-21 for the final result.
Ilnitsky paced all the winners with 18 points and Rostislav Karenin (202-F/C-94) nailed 15. Yuriy Pershin (190-G-94) poured in 14, whilst Viktor Kashin (193-G-94) had 8. Pedro Barral (183-PG-94) poured in 14 points in the losing case and Gonzalo Torres (202-F/C-94) brought 13. Juan Vaulet (198-PF-96) chipped in with 11 and Matias Bernardini (190-G-94) scored 8.

Argentina U19: Pedro Barral 14, Gonzalo Torres 13, Juan Vaulet 11, Matias Bernardini 8
Russia U19: Ilnitsky 18, Rostislav Karenin 15, Yuriy Pershin 14, Viktor Kashin 8



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  AUSTRALIA   


Spain U19 rout Australia U19 in Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Spain U19-Australia U19 76:65

Spain U19 rout Australia U19 in Caceres at the second day of the International Tournament. The hosts of the campaign posted the second straight win with 76:65 result.
Spain U19 won the first period 17-13 and added 17-11 in the second frame. Australia U19 managed to post 24-15 rally in the third quarter, but the hosts erupted with 27-17 burst in the last stanza.
Guillermo Gustavo (94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Oriol Pauli (201-G-94) as well as JOSE IGNACIO NOGUES netted 12 each. Josep Perez (184-PG-94) followed them with 10 points in a win. DANE PINKAU replied with 14 points and 13 rebounds in defeat, while 13 Emmett Naar (186-G-94) also scored 14. Michael Rowley (200-F-94) and Gerard Martin (190-G-95) both poured in 10 points.
In another game Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Russian players won 72:61 for 1-1 record.

Spain U19: Guillermo Gustavo 16, Oriol Pauli 12, JOSE IGNACIO NOGUES 12, Josep Perez 10
Australia U19: DANE PINKAU 14+13 rebs, Emmett Naar 14, Michael Rowley 10, Gerard Martin 10



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  BAHRAIN   

Standings

Premier Standings
Golden Four
 1. Al Manama 4-1 
 2. Muharraq 3-2 
 3. Al Ahli 3-2 
 4. Al Hala 0-5 
Places 5-6
 1. Issa Town 1-4 
 2. Sitra 0-5 
Places 7-12
 1. Nuwaidrat 12-11 
 2. Hidd 9-13 
 3. Bahrain Club 7-15 
 4. Al Najma 4-18 
 5. Al Ittihad 4-18 
 6. Samaheej 0-21 
Stage Two Standings

Top 4: Round 5

Jun. 21: Al Hala - Muharraq 79-106
Jun. 21: Al Manama - Al Ahli 69-64

Top 4: Round 6

Jun. 24: Al Ahli - Al Hala
Jun. 24: Muharraq - Al Manama



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  BELARUS   


Tsmoki-Minsk land Perry Petty - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk have started building their roster for the next season. They agreed on terms of contract with Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA). The guard has recently played in Venezuela. He notched 4.8 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game for Trotamundos. He started the season with CSS Guirgui in Romania. Perry Petty notched 20.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game in Division A. The guard became the topscorer in the League. He was named into All-Romanian League 2nd Team. Previously Perry Petty had stints in D-League, Slovak Republic and PBL. He was trumped All-PBL Player of the Year in 2012. He also made it into All-Slovakian League 2nd Team in 2012.


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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Penn to represent Puerto Rico - by David Edole

ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI -- Kleon Penn (213-C-86, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: McNeese St.) has been given clearance by the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) to represent Puerto Rico, giving the player a chance to take his career in basketball to a new level.

Whilst opening up new doors for Penn who was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, such a move does affect the development of the game in the [Biritsh] Virgin Islands as a pillar of the senior team will no longer be available.

However, the move required the full support of BVIBF President Byron Hodge, which was given to allow the Player to transfer national allegiance.

Penn grew up and developed on the island of Tortola, learning to play basketball at a tender age and after completing high school he fine-tuned his skills at McNeese State University.

In 2007, Penn played for the first time in Puerto Rico as a member of the British Virgin Islands National Team and that was when the Directors of the Puerto Rican Federation knew that Penn was born in Fajardo and reportedly began inquiries into switching sports citizenship.

A few days ago, the owners of the Humacao/Carolina chieftains/Giants formalized their request to the BVIBF to allow the switch of Penn as a registered player of the BVI to Puerto Rico and allow him to play for his new National Team.

"Two or three days ago I talked to executives of the BVIBF and President Byron Hodge is supporting the transfer to Puerto Rico one hundred percent, revealed Penn. "It is a personal decision. It was something that I always thought from the first time that I knew that I could represent Puerto Rico. It took me four years to make this decision. It is a big step in my career. It's something that's going to help as a player. I will take it to another level. There were many years analyzing it, until this year I took her," continued Penn.

A FIBA rule allows the athletes request for a transfer if eligible. That was the case of Charlie Villanueva, who represented the United States in his youth and then asked for a change to play with the Dominican Republic.

FIBA also ensures that transfers will help the development of federations. In the case of Penn, the British Virgin Islands program would suffer since he is a cornerstone in a pool where there is already a shortage of players with professional experience.

The documentation of the transfer of Penn has already been submitted by the local Federation, but it was not possible to get a reaction from the Federal President, Carlos Beltran, to see if the request will be approved by FIBA.

Penn's agent doesn't foresee any problems, however. I don't think that there are any problems. Kleon already spoke with the President of the British Virgin Islands and has their support," he said.

Penn discussed his decision with his family and teammates and said that the majority supported it. "My mom told me that she supported me, she knows how much I love my island. And my friends also support me and they have made this easier than I thought, he commented

The Puerto Rico-born Penn is through his fourth season as a native player in the National Superior Basketball (BSN), after being selected in the draw for 2010 and has the dream of reaching the World Championships and Olympics, something that seems within reach as a member of the national team.

Penn made the decision without any guarantee from the Federation that he will be selected but Penn will be in the front running as a replacement to the retiring Daniel Santiago. The other established player is Peter John Ramos. So Penn looks like a suitable option, with his solid defensive qualities.

He does have offensive limitations and is currently averaging 4.8 points with 4.7 rebounds per game with an average of 19 minutes playing time, but he is the leader of the tournament with 77 blocks (2.4).

"I know that I will have an opportunity to be on the team. Anything can happen. I'm going to give 100% to make the team. If I don't, it will be fine but it is a risk I am taking, Penn said.



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  CHINA   


Women Basketball Tournament - by Robert Wang

Women Basketball USA All-Stars won their fourth straight game on their China tour with a 71-55 win over Hungary before 3.332 fans. The USA started slowly as Hungarys Reka Balint scored the first seven points of the game. The Americans came back to take a 13-12 lead after the first quarter.
The USAs Tahnee Robinson got hot late in the first quarter and in the second quarter hitting 4-of-5 three-pointers to help the Americans take a 37-27 halftime lead. The USA extended their lead to 57-43 after the third quarter before extending their lead to 23 points before coasting to the victory.
Robinson led a balanced USA attack with 12 points. Aulani Sinclair was the other American in double-figures with 10 points. Rita Rasheed led Hungary with 14 points. Balint added 11. The USA out-rebounded their opponent for the fourth straight game, this time by a 40-26 margin. The USA held Hungary to 30% shooting from the field. The Americans made 7-of-14 three-pointers compared to 7-of-23 for Hungary. The Americans need to cut down on turnovers if the expect to continue to win at this event. In tonights game the USA committed 20 turnovers.



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  CROATIA   


Croatia U18 hand Italy U18 a thrilling loss - by Eurobasket News

Italy U18-Croatia U18 76:77

Croatia U18 hand Italy U18 a thrilling loss in Day 2 of the Torneo di Potenza. Croatia posted a 77:76 win and improved to 1-1 record. Italy meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Croatia lost the opener by 1 point and replied with 1-point win. They started with 14-13 lead, but then Italy grabbed 2-point lead at the halftime. Moreover Italy added 16-15 rally in the third quarter and led three points entering the last period. Croatia however needed a final push for 77:76 win.
Zganek top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Jukic nailed 14. Juraj Kozic (G-95) netted 11, while Marinelli posted 10. Simone Fontecchio (197-SF-95) ended up with 16 points in defeat, whilst Lorenzo Baldasso (190-G-95) and Luca Vencato (190-SG-95) brought 13 each. Alessandro Maccaferri (175-PG-95) followed them with 9 points in a loss.

Italy U18: Simone Fontecchio 16, Lorenzo Baldasso 13, Luca Vencato 13, Alessandro Maccaferri 9
Croatia U18: Zganek 16, Jukic 14, Juraj Kozic 11, Marinelli 10



Turkey U18 wins the thriller against Croatia U18 - by Eurobasket News

Croatia U18-Turkey U18 70:71

Turkey U18 wins the thriller against Croatia U18 in Day 1 of the Torneo di Potenza. The Turkish team grabbed a 71:70 win in their opener.
Turkey opened the game with 22-20 lead and added 21-14 rally in the second frame. Moreover Turkey increased to 11 points after three periods, while they hardly escaped with the win. Croatia dominated the last period and erupted with a 23-13 surge. It was enough only to reduce to 1 point.
Kenan Sipahi (198-PG-95) and Metecan Birsen (205-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 9 points each. Kerem Kanter (203-PF-95) followed them with 7 points. Jukic replied with 15 points in defeat, while Andrija Coric (198-SG-95) poured in 13. Arapovic brought 12 and Dorian Jelenek (200-SF-95) added 7.
Slovenia U18 wins Torneo di Potenza opener with 4 partiicpating teams. The Slovanian side overcame Italy U18 in Day 1 67:64.

Croatia U18: Jukic 15, Andrija Coric 13, Arapovic 12, Dorian Jelenek 7
Turkey U18: Kenan Sipahi 9, Metecan Birsen 9, Kerem Kanter 7



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  EGYPT   


2013 Mediterranean Games: Italy cruise past Egypt to clinch 5th place - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Egypt 83:40

Italy wrapped up their 2013 Mediterranean Games campaign on a high note. They knocked down Egypt to clinch the fifth overall position. Luca Vitali (201-PG-86) came up with 18 points to lead the Azzurri.
Italy gained a 21:15 lead after ten minutes. They stepped on the gas in the second frame. Egypt got limited to just 3 points in the period as Italy cleared off to a 42:18 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Italy accumulated a massive 65:27 lead into the fourth frame. They never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Riccardo Cervi (214-C-91) finished with 17 points, while Riccardo Moraschini (193-SG-91) added 14 points for the winners. Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) and Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) answered with 6 points each for Egypt.

Italy: Luca Vitali 18, Riccardo Cervi 17, Riccardo Moraschini 14
Egypt: Haytham Kamal 6, Ibrahim El Gamal 6



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  EUROCUP   


KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd landed Blake Schilb - by Eurobasket News

KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd landed Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, college: Loyola, IL) for the next season. The 30-year old American swingman will come from ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in France. In 35 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Schilb also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had very remarkable stats: 15.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2011/2012 season he played also at Chalon/Saor (ProA) in French league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Schilb was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 36 ProA games he had also great stats: 16.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Blake Schilb also played 16 games in EuroChallenge where he had also great stats: 17.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Indeed an impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Import of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Schilb also played 2 games in Eurocup where he was fifth best scorer with great 17.5ppg and recorded 2.0rpg and 4.5apg (top 5).



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Ilias Zouros takes the helm of Zalgiris Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Ilias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport ) takes the helm of Zalgiris Kaunas for the next season. The 47-year old Greek coach Ilias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport ) will move back to the team.
Earlier he worked with Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. He helped them to make it to the final. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Zouros won Lithuanian League championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year in 2011. Zouros used to coach Greek National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2012.He has coached also professionally in France, Lebanon and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens).
Earlier Joan Plaza announced his departure from Zalgiris. The Spanish coach made the decision public during the press-conference. Joan Plaza took over Zalgiris at the start of the season. He led the Kaunas to the LKL and Lithuanian SuperCup titles. Joan Plaza was named All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year. At the same time Zalgiris did not succeed in VTB League and EuroLeague. The Lithuanian powerhouse failed to reach EuroLeague playoffs. They also lost to Lokomotiv Kuban in VTB League quarterfinals.



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  FRANCE   


Graham Brown re-upped with STB Le Havre - by Eurobasket News

Graham Brown (205-C-84, college: Michigan) re-upped with STB Le Havre for another season. The American player enjoyed the last season in France.
In 30 games he had 10.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2apg. The earlier season Brown played at Gent Hawks (Division II) in Belgian league. In 32 games he recorded 10.9ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.1spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Honorable Mention.
The season 2010/2011 Graham Brown played at Antwerp Giants (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 35 games he recorded 8.2ppg and 6.4rpg that season. He helped them to make it to the Belgian Cup Semifinals. Brown also played 14 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded 9.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his team made it to the League Semifinals for two years in a row (2009 and 2010). Brown was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Defensive Player of the Year back in 2008.
Brown attended University of Michigan until 2006 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.



Stade de Vanves signs Anthony Poirier and Thomas Breggion - by Eurobasket News

Stade de Vanves signs Anthony Poirier (190-F-83) and Thomas Breggion (187-PG-91) for 2013/2014 season. The French side got bigger with two more players.
Vanves landed 30-year old French forward Anthony Poirier who played last time at SO Pont de Cheruy Charvieu Chavanoz in France.
The previous season Poirier played at Aubenas (NM2) in French league.
The 22-year old French point guard Thomas Breggion will come from Tremblay Athletique Club in France. The last season Breggion played also at Tremblay (NM2) in French league. He started his career in 2009 for Strasbourg IG (ProA), played mostly for U21 team.
BC Gries Obenhoffen meanwhile added 26-year old guard Willy Berquier (177-G-87) who played last time at Union Basket Chartres Metropole. In 27 games he recorded 5.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.1apg last season.The previous season Berquier played at Denek (NM3). In 28 games he averaged 4.7ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.0apg that season.



Cahorsauzet Basket announced Vincent Burkic and Francois Couret - by Eurobasket News

Cahorsauzet Basket announced Vincent Burkic (197-F/G-85) and Francois Couret (182-PG-87) for the next season. The team also confirmed Cyril Marboutin as a Head Coach.
Cahorsauzet Basket sugned 28-year old domestic swingman Vincent Burkic. He played last time at US Colomiers.
The team also inked 26-year old point guard Francois Couret. He played last time at US Colomiers. It is actually his comeback to Cahors as he played here before. The previous (10-11) season he played at Cahors. Couret represented France at the European Championships U16 in Spain ten years ago. He has played previously for another French team Pau-Lacq-Orthez.
The 41-year old French coach Cyril Marboutin will be a head Coach of the team.
The team also announced the departure of Gauthier Hofbaeur, Joris Bado and Mike Happio



Slovakian Roman Vido inks with Nord Ardeche - by Eurobasket News

Slovakian Roman Vido (204-PF-88) inks with Nord Ardeche for the next season. The player will come from MBK Banik Handlova in Slovakia.
In 33 Extraliga games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg last season. The earlier season Vido played at BK Edymax SPU Nitra (Extraliga) in Slovakian league. In 36 games he had 6.2ppg and 3.7rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Vido also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he had 5.2ppg and 4.0rpg. He represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 10 games: 6.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 22.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Early in 2005-2006 Roman Vido started his career for BK ASK Slavia Trnava



Charleville-Mezieres tab Moustafa Diallo - by Eurobasket News

Charleville-Mezieres tab Moustafa Diallo for the next season. The French team landed 33-year old guard.
Last season he played at AS Monaco Basket in NM1. In 26 games he averaged 9.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.5apg that season. The last season Diallo played at Saint-Etienne (NM3).
The season 2010/2011 he played at Saint-Quentin. In 35 games he had 11.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg that season.
Among other achievements Diallo received Eurobasket.com French N1 All-Defensive Team award back in 2006.
He has played previously for four other France teams: Chalons-Reims, Beauvais, Longwy and Saint Chamond.The player started his career in year 2000 with Chalons-en-Champagne.



GET Vosges add Nemanja Marinkovic and Yohann Jacques - by Eurobasket News

GET Vosges add Nemanja Marinkovic and Yohann Jacques (204-F/C-90) for 2013/2014 season. Serbian Nemanja Marinkovic played last time at KK Sloboda Uzice in Serbia. In 17 A League games he averaged 4.4ppg and 2.5rpg last season. Marinkovic also played at Mladost Cacak (B League) in Serbia that season. In 5 games he had very impressive stats: 17.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.8apg and 2.8spg. The previous season he played at Crnokosa (B League) in Serbia. In 6 games he had 4.0ppg and 1.7rpg.
Yohann Jacques will come from Aubenas US in France. The last season Jacques played at Le Puy ASMB (NM3) in French league. In 22 games he recorded 8.7ppg and 3.9rpg.The previous season he was tested by GET Vosges (NM2) in French league. But in 9 games he averaged just 1.4ppg and 1.4rpg that season.
In 2009-10 season Jacques played at St Martin Recy (NM3) in French league.



Charles Thomas officially joins Roanne - by Eurobasket News

Roanne officiated the deal with Charles Thomas (203-F-86, college: Arkansas). The forward will play for the team next season. Charles Thomas spent the previous season with Cherkasy in Ukraine. In 39 Superleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.3apg this season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. The last season Thomas played at Dnipro (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 42 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he averaged 12.3ppg and 10.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Thomas played at Azovmash (Superleague) in Ukraine. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 35 Superleague games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. Thomas also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2009-10 season Thomas played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 33 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 20.0ppg and recorded 10.2rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Thomas won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title in 2009.
He has played also professionally in Finland (Forssan Koripojat), Uruguay (Bigua) and Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Thomas attended University of Arkansas until 2008 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
On Thomas: A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves. A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves.



Roanne could tab Charles Thomas, ex Cherkasy - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProA) is close to add to their roster 27-year old American forward Charles Thomas (203-102kg-86, college: Arkansas) who currently played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukraine. In 39 Superleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.3apg this season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. The last season Thomas played at Dnipro (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 42 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he averaged 12.3ppg and 10.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Thomas played at Azovmash (Superleague) in Ukraine. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 35 Superleague games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. Thomas also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2009-10 season Thomas played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 33 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 20.0ppg and recorded 10.2rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Thomas won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title in 2009.
He has played also professionally in Finland (Forssan Koripojat), Uruguay (Bigua) and Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Thomas attended University of Arkansas until 2008 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
On Thomas: A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves. A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Nancy land Devin Booker - by Eurobasket News

Nancy have bolstered their roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Devin Booker (203-F/C-91). The centre will start his pro career in France. He has just graduated from the Clemson University. Devin Booker notched 13.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in his senior season with the Tigers. Devin Booker was named into All-ACC 3rd Team.


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  FYR MACEDONIA   


2013 Mediterranean Games: Serbia advanced to the Finals - by Eurobasket News

FYR Macedonia-Serbia 49:94

Serbia advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The team smashed FYR Macedonia 94:49 and will face Turkey in the Final game.
Serbia won the first period 27-11 and never looked behind. They added 20-8 rally in the second frame and enjoyed 47:19 halftime advantage. Moreover Serbia won the third period 25-15 and finished the game with 22-15 end.
Serbia made 32/71 field shots, while had FYR Macedonia had 18/51. Serbia also made 13 Assists against 7 from the opponents.
Darko Balaban (211-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Nikola Malesevic (201-F-89) brought 13. Filip Covic (178-PG-89, agency: Beo Basket) added 11, while Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) poured in 9.



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  GEORGIA   


Germany U20 overcame Georgia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo di Mosciano - by Eurobasket News

Germany U20-Georgia U20 76:67

Germany U20 overcame Georgia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo di Mosciano. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a 76:67 win. Georgia meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Georgia started better and grabbed 18-17 lead after the first period. They improved to 27:20 early in the second frame and led 13 points. The German players however managed to catch up and win the game. They reduced a bit in the third period and trailed 49:57 after three quarters. Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) tied the game at 62:62 and Stephan Haukohl gave Germany the lead.
Bogdan Radosavljevic stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) notched 10.
Russia University Team earned the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano. In Day 2 Russia overcame Italy U20 70:59. In Day 3 Russia University Team will face Georgia U20, while Italy U20 will take on Germany U20.



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  GERMANY   


Nico Adamczak Moves To The MLP Academics Heidelberg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team MLP Academics Heidelberg have announced that Nico Adamczak (189-G-90) will join the team for the upcoming season. He is a 23 year old 189cm guard that will be playing his first season in Heidelberg. Last season he played for Cuxhaven BasCats (ProA), only pre-season, then moved to Duesseldorf Baskets (ProA, starting five): 37 games: 10.5ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 31.9%, FT: 75.3%. "I am looking forward to the upcoming season in Heidelberg. I want to confirm my play from last season. I want to reach the playoffs again and also develop further as a player", stressed Nico Adamczak. The German started his basketball career in 2005 for : Marzahn Basket Baeren (2.Regionalliga). He then played for VfB Hermsdorf Berlin (2.Regionalliga) from 2006-2008. He then played for ALBA Berlin II (Regionalliga) from 2008-2009. In 2009-2001, he played for ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProA): 1 game: 5pts, 3reb, 3steals, waived in Oct.'09, in Nov.'09 moved to BC Scholz Recycling Weissenhorn (ProB): 4 games: 2.3ppg, 1.3rpg, left in Jan.'10, later that month signed at BG 74 Goettingen II (Regionalliga): 6 games: 12.3ppg, had also a license to play for MEG Goettingen (1.Bundesliga): 5 games: 0.4ppg. He continued to play for BG Goettingen until 2012. "I am happy that we could get a real winner with Nico. I think coupled with his good individual skills, that he will be able to make good decision in deciding moments", stressed head coach Tony Garbelotto. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career has been German U16 National Team -06, European Championships U16 in Jaen (Spain) -06: 8 games: 7.0ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 45.8%, 3FGP: 28.1%, FT: 46.7%, German U18 National Team -08, European Championships U18 in Amaliada Pyrgos (Greece) -08, Eurobasket.com All-Regionalliga North 2nd Team -11, Eurobasket.com Regionalliga North All-Domestic Players Team -11, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -13

Source: MLP Academics





Lucca Staiger On His Way To FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to German newspaper suddeutsche www.sudeutsche.de, FC Bayern Munich will sign German national player Lucca Staiger (196-SG-88, college: Iowa St.) Staiger is a 25 year old 196cm shooting guard that last season played for the Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BB) playing 32 games: 12.2ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 53.0%, 3PT: 37.9%, FT: 87.1%. He belonged to the top German players in the beko BBL last season and was named to the eurobasket.com German all domestic team. Staiger cant complain for the expereince that he has gotten on the basketball court having played in the NCAA, for 8 time German champion Alba Berlin and now will start a new basketball journey with the most famous sports team in Germany FC Bayern MUnich. Staiger started his basketball career in 2003 for the Urspring Basketball Academy where he once scored 106 points as a player when he was 16. His basketball journey continued with TSG Ehingen (2.Bundesliga) from 2003-2006. He then played a season of high school basketball at Decatur Christian HS. He then played briefly in the NCAA with Iowa State playing 49 NCAA games. He then played for Alba Berlin from 2009-2012. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -03-04, German U18 National Team -04-05, European Championships U18 in Belgrade -05: 8 games: 6.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 48%, 3FGP: 36.4%, FT: 60%, Adidas Superstar Camp -05, German U20 National Team -06, 08European Championships U20 in Izmir (Turkey) -06: 8 games: 6.4ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 26.3%, 3FGP: 32.4%, FT: 80%, European Championships U20 Division B in Targu Mures (Romania) -08: (Champion): 8 games: 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, 2FGP: 55.6%, 3PT: 42.1%, FT: 80.0%, German A2 National Team -08-09, German University National Team -09, World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09: 7 games: 13.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.9apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 77.8%, German National Team -09-13, European Championships in Poland -09: 6 games: 5.0ppg, 1.2rpg, German Regionalliga (North Group) Champion -10, Adidas Eurocamp in Treviso All-Star Team -10, German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -10, World Championships in Turkey -10: 4 games: 7.3ppg, 1.0rpg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 37.5%, European Championships in Lithuania -11: 6 games: 2.7ppg, 1.2apg, Qualifications to European Championships 2013 -12: 8 games: 9.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 88.9%, and German Bundesliga All-Star Game -13


Davon Roberts (Coach Liviu Calin Always Believed In Me) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Davon Roberts (197-F-86, college: Azusa Pacific) is a 27 year old 197cm forward from Covina, California. He started his basketball career with Cal.St. Sacramento in 2004 where he played until 2007 playing 83 NCAA games. He played his senior year 2007-2008 with Azusa Pacific (NAIA). He turned professional in 2008 and played with Spot Up Medien Baskets Braunschweig (Germany-ProB, starting five): 29 games: 16.5ppg, Reb-2 (9.4rpg), 2.1apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 60.1%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 67.4%. In 2009-2010, he played with BV Chemnitz 99 (Germany-ProA): 29 games: 10.5ppg, 5.0rpg, FGP: 57.2%, 3PT: 31.4%, FT: 56.3%. In 2010-2011, he played with Mitteldeutscher BC Weissenfels (Germany-1.Bundesliga): 22 games: 3.2ppg, 1.9rpg. In 2011-2012, he played with BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProB): 15 games: 5.5ppg, 3.1rpg, FGP: 59.6%, FT: 54.1%. Lasts eason he sat out to gte his degree and now is ready to get back into the swing of things and play professional basketball. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball.

You took off last year to get your degree. What was the main reason for taking a break after 4 years of playing and going back to school?

The main reason for me taking the year off to get my degree was to make my parents proud. Ever since I left college they have been on me about going back to school. School is more important than basketball in my family so I decided to go back and finish so they would be happy

Was there not a way to get your degree online? I mean as a player one has a lot of free time during the season in Europe.

There wasn't a way for me to get my degree online due to the fact that the rest of my classes where for my major and in order to receive credit I had to be present in the class room.

How strange was it not playing professional basketball. How much did you miss it?

It was probably one of my toughest years but it will help me in the long run. I love basketball so I missed playing it a whole lot. This year I had to live through some of my close friends who play basketball overseas I followed a lot of them this year. This was the first year in a while when i have not played organized basketball.

Luckily I had an opportunity to be an assistant coach at Azusa Pacific University so I was around the game all day everyday.
Were you able to keep in shape?

Yes I was able to keep in shape since I was around the college team they would always want me to workout with them some even challenge me one on one so it worked for me and was a good way to stay in shape. The gym was open 24/7 so I basically lived in the gym for my time off.


Do you think not playing a season will lessen your market value?

I dont think it should lessen my value but I do think I will have to prove to teams that I can still play at a high level. Which I am positive I can. This year off I believe made me hungrier and eager to get back on the court.

Now you are ready to attack the job market again. You played four seasons in Germany. What makes Germany so appealing to you to keep coming back?

I love Germany I met some really amazing people while my time there. A lot of fans still write me on Facebook asking me when am I going to come back. It motivates me to get back over there because I love my fans and it is a blessing.

You played as a rookie with the Spot Up Medien Baskets in 2008. Did it surprise you that an Ivan Jenkins who led the Pro B in scoring wasnt able to really make a jump to higher levels and make a name for himself?

I am surprised that Ivan didn't get a higher look he was a solid point guard who knew how to put the ball in the bucket.

How much did head coach Liviu Calin help you as a rookie. What was the most important thing that you learned from him?

Coach Liviu was hands down one of my favorite coaches I have ever played for. He pushes you beyond your limits which you would never even know was possible. He always believed in me.

Does it surprise you that a Dennis Schroeder will most likely be a 2013 NBA #1 draft pick after going through the Liviu Calin school?

It doesn't surprise me at all Dennis Schroeder has game. He is a nice crafty point guard and it would be good to watch him take his skills to the next level. I know that Liviu has prepared him for the next level.

You had a strong rookie season and then went to the Pro A. You had a solid season in Chemnitz. Were you ready for the Beko BBL after that season?

I felt I was ready for the BBL just didn't quit get the opportunity I was expecting.

In 2010-2011, you played for MBC. You played 22 games averaging 3,2ppg and 1,9rpg. Did head coach Bjoern Harmsen just not have enough trust in you or werent you ready for that level?

Bjorn is one of the toughest coaches I ever played for he expected perfection out of everyone for 40 minutes. It is tough playing basketball thinking that if you miss this shot there will be a sub waiting for you at the table lol.

What was your most classic Michael Jordan story?

I have too many Michael Jordan stories, but he was a great teammate to have. His will to win is strong just like mine.

Did he ever catch you wide mouthed fast asleep on the bus on road trips?

No I don't think he ever snapped a picture of me but if he did I have one of him for collateral.

The last team that you played for was the BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (Germany-ProB) What do you remember most from German guard Konstantin Klein who made the transition from pro B to beko BBL well.

Big Money Klein was a competitor he knew how to compete in practice and in games. So it is good to see him doing well in the BBL.

If you could describe your game in a few sentences, how would you grab the attention of potential German basketball teams?

I believe I have a strong will to win and I will do whatever it takes to win. I am a leader by example and a player who plays hard on both ends.

How does a normal Davon Roberts work out day look like during the summer?

I workout with one of my mentors growing up Cameron Murray. He puts me through several different drills in areas which I need to improve in. We usually do shooting drills and ball handling drills in the morning then run bleachers or the sand dunes in Manhattan Beach then at night play 5 on 5. It is tough but it is what I need in order to get back on the court.

What is a place you still want to visit this summer where you havent been too in a long time?

There is no place like Los Angles California so I guess the only other place I would like to visit would be my second favorite place Berlin Germany.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

The Last DVD I watched was Anchor Man.


Thanks Davon for the chat.




Germany U16 lose against France U16 in Pfungstadt - by Eurobasket News

Germany U16 - France U16 57:67

French U16 National Team finally delivered victory after back-to-back losses in the friendly series versus Germany. The visitors claimed a 10-point success in the third game of the series. The game was witnessed by 400 fans in packed small gym in Pfungstadt. France got to a solid start. They maintained the lead throughout the first half. France earned a 36:24 halftime advantage. They kept Germany at bay in the second part of the game. Germany could not overcome the deficit and had to surrender at the end. Lucien Schmikale (194-SF-97) notched 13 points to pace Germany. Tibor Taras (188-SG-97) and Jakob Merz (180-PG-97) accounted for 8 points apiece in the losing effort.



Germany U20 overcame Georgia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo di Mosciano - by Eurobasket News

Germany U20-Georgia U20 76:67

Germany U20 overcame Georgia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo di Mosciano. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a 76:67 win. Georgia meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Georgia started better and grabbed 18-17 lead after the first period. They improved to 27:20 early in the second frame and led 13 points. The German players however managed to catch up and win the game. They reduced a bit in the third period and trailed 49:57 after three quarters. Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) tied the game at 62:62 and Stephan Haukohl gave Germany the lead.
Bogdan Radosavljevic stepped up with 24 points for the winners and Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) notched 10.
Russia University Team earned the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano. In Day 2 Russia overcame Italy U20 70:59. In Day 3 Russia University Team will face Georgia U20, while Italy U20 will take on Germany U20.



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  IBL   

Standings

IBL Standings
Continental
 1. Bellingham S. 14-2 
 2. Portland C. 13-5 
 3. Vancouver V. 12-5 
 4. Salem S. 8-9 
 5. Nippon T. 1-14 
International
 1. Olympia R. 2-0 
 2. Kitsap A. 1-4 
 3. Seattle F. 0-2 
 4. East Bay PB 0-4 
 5. LoneStar S. 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jun. 20: Olympia R. - Nippon T. 128-115
Jun. 22: Bellingham S. - East Bay PB 111-83
Jun. 21: Vancouver V. - Bellingham S. 104-126
Jun. 20: Salem S. - Portland C. 103-110
Jun. 23: Vancouver V. - Seattle F.



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  INDONESIA   


2013 SEABA Championship: Singapore shock Indonesia - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia - Singapore 64:74

Singapore recorded their first win at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They held off hosting Indonesia on the final day of the preliminary round in Medan. The loss did not allow Indonesia to qualify for the FIBA Asia Championship. Wong Wei Long (172-G-88) posted 14 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Singapore fired 24 points in the opening quarter to take a 3-point lead. They stretched the lead in the second frame. Singapore stayed red hot offensively pouring in 27 points. They established a 51:34 halftime lead. Indonesia tried to comeback into the game in the third term. The hosts went on a 20:8 rally to narrow the deficit. But Singapore reacted with a 15:10 surge in the fourth quarter and sealed the win at the end. Quingde Wu notched 12 points, while Liew Larry (189-G-93) and Delvin Goh had 10 points each in the victory. Bima Risky Ardiansyah (174-G-81) responded with 14 points for Indonesia. Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) chipped in 12 points in the defeat.

Indonesia: Bima Risky Ardiansyah 14, Xaverius Prawiro 12
Singapore: Wong Wei Long 14, Quingde Wu 12, Liew Larry 10, Goh Delvin 10



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  ISRAEL   


Ukraine U20 posts the second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20-Israel U20 77:76

Ukraine U20 posts the second straight win against Israel U20. The hosts did not mind a late push by the guests and won 77:76 in Game 2.
Israel won the first period 22-20, but Ukraine grabbed 37:36 halftime advantage. The third period was decisive in the game when the hosts erupted with a 25-13 surge. Israel was too far to give and responded with a massive 18-0 run. Later Ukraine needed some important baskets, while Zhukovskiy made the last free throw for the final victory.
Sergiy Zagreba (213-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Vladyslav Korenjuk collected 13 points and 13 rebounds. Anatoliy Shundel (190-PG-93) scored 10, while Volodymyr Pishikov delivered 9. Rafi Merco answered with 16 points and 13 rebounds in defeat and Igor Koulchov also scored 16. Goln Gott poured in 13, whilst Shann Pawson added 8.

Ukraine U20: Sergiy Zagreba 14, Vladyslav Korenjuk 13+13 rebs, Anatoliy Shundel 10, Volodymyr Pishikov 9
Israel U20: Rafi Merco 16+13 rebs, Igor Koulchov 16, Goln Gott 13, Shann Pawson 8



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  ITALY   


Croatia U18 hand Italy U18 a thrilling loss - by Eurobasket News

Italy U18-Croatia U18 76:77

Croatia U18 hand Italy U18 a thrilling loss in Day 2 of the Torneo di Potenza. Croatia posted a 77:76 win and improved to 1-1 record. Italy meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Croatia lost the opener by 1 point and replied with 1-point win. They started with 14-13 lead, but then Italy grabbed 2-point lead at the halftime. Moreover Italy added 16-15 rally in the third quarter and led three points entering the last period. Croatia however needed a final push for 77:76 win.
Zganek top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Jukic nailed 14. Juraj Kozic (G-95) netted 11, while Marinelli posted 10. Simone Fontecchio (197-SF-95) ended up with 16 points in defeat, whilst Lorenzo Baldasso (190-G-95) and Luca Vencato (190-SG-95) brought 13 each. Alessandro Maccaferri (175-PG-95) followed them with 9 points in a loss.

Italy U18: Simone Fontecchio 16, Lorenzo Baldasso 13, Luca Vencato 13, Alessandro Maccaferri 9
Croatia U18: Zganek 16, Jukic 14, Juraj Kozic 11, Marinelli 10



Russia University Team earns the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20-Russia University Team 59:70

Russia University Team earns the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano. In Day 2 Russia overcame Italy U20 70:59.
Italy looked better in the first period and posted a 15-13 start in the first 10 minutes. Russia however managed to tie the score at the halftime after a 17-15 rally in the second frame. The second half meanwhile belonged to the guests. Russia won the third period 23-17 and added 17-12 in the last stanza.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 11. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) delivered 10, whilst Grigoriev added 8. Della Valle ended up with 13 points in the losing case and Matteo Imbro (192-PG-94) netted 11. Marco Pascolo (200-F-93) followed them with 8 points in a loss.
In Day 3 Russia University team will face Georgia U20, while Italy U20 will take on Germany U20.

Italy U20: Della Valle 13, Matteo Imbro 11, Marco Pascolo 8
Russia University Team: Sergey Karasev 17, Semen Antonov 11, Pavel Antipov 10, Grigoriev 8



Pistoia earn LegaDue title - by Eurobasket News

Pistoia - Brescia 60:47

Giorgio Tesi Group Pistoia are crowned LegaDue champions. They overcame Centrale del Latte Brescia in the decisive fifth game of the title series to claim the trophy. Antonio Graves (191-G-85, agency: Two Points, college: Pittsburgh) stepped up with 17 points to lead the winners.
Pistoia ensured a confident aggressive start to the game. They held Brescia to just 6 points in the first frame and gained a 9-point lead. Brescia however improved their performance in the next period. The visitors cut the deficit at 5-point mark at the interval 22:27. Things got even in the third term. Brescia denied the deficit as the teams entered the fourth period tied at 41. But the last quarter belonged to the hosts. Pistoia went on a commanding 19:6 run to seal the success. Fiorello Toppo (198-F/C-80) netted 9 points, while Diego Fajardo (208-C-76, agency: Players Group) and Guido Meini (188-PG-79) added 8 points each for Pistoia. Nikos Barlos (203-F-79), David Brkic (210-F/C-82, agency: Interperformances) and Juan Fernandez (193-G-90, college: Temple) answered with 9 points apiece in the defeat.

Pistoia: Antonio Graves 17, Fiorello Toppo 9, Diego Fajardo 8, Guido Meini 8
Brescia: Nikos Barlos 9, David Brkic 9, Juan Fernandez 9



2013 Mediterranean Games: Italy cruise past Egypt to clinch 5th place - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Egypt 83:40

Italy wrapped up their 2013 Mediterranean Games campaign on a high note. They knocked down Egypt to clinch the fifth overall position. Luca Vitali (201-PG-86) came up with 18 points to lead the Azzurri.
Italy gained a 21:15 lead after ten minutes. They stepped on the gas in the second frame. Egypt got limited to just 3 points in the period as Italy cleared off to a 42:18 halftime lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Italy accumulated a massive 65:27 lead into the fourth frame. They never looked back cruising to the victory at the end. Riccardo Cervi (214-C-91) finished with 17 points, while Riccardo Moraschini (193-SG-91) added 14 points for the winners. Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) and Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) answered with 6 points each for Egypt.

Italy: Luca Vitali 18, Riccardo Cervi 17, Riccardo Moraschini 14
Egypt: Haytham Kamal 6, Ibrahim El Gamal 6



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  KOSOVO   


FBK held a meeting for another sponsorship deal with BKT - by Onur Decani

Basketball Federation of Kosovo (FBK) held a meeting with the BKT (Banka Kombetare Tregtare), to discuss another sponsorship deal for the upcoming year. FBK was represented by president Fatmir Gashi and vice-president Nazmi Pacarada, while in the other side for the BKT, the president Ercan Gurelli and vice-president Pekhan Isipek were present.
As it's known BKT was the sponsor of the Superleague for the past three years, and the federation showed their appreciation for BKT who gave so much to the Kosovan Basketball, also they did not forget to mention the ex-president of BKT, Suat Albayrak, who was in charge until this year.
The new board of BKT were also interested in co-operation with FBK, as they know that basketball is the most popular sport in Kosovo.



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Ilias Zouros takes the helm of Zalgiris Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Ilias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport ) takes the helm of Zalgiris Kaunas for the next season. The 47-year old Greek coach Ilias Zouros (agency: Alti Sport ) will move back to the team.
Earlier he worked with Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. He helped them to make it to the final. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Zouros won Lithuanian League championship title in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year in 2011. Zouros used to coach Greek National Team (as & arrNT2 (10,4) & ) back in 2012.He has coached also professionally in France, Lebanon and Greece (Peristeri GS Athens).
Earlier Joan Plaza announced his departure from Zalgiris. The Spanish coach made the decision public during the press-conference. Joan Plaza took over Zalgiris at the start of the season. He led the Kaunas to the LKL and Lithuanian SuperCup titles. Joan Plaza was named All-Lithuanian LKL Coach of the Year. At the same time Zalgiris did not succeed in VTB League and EuroLeague. The Lithuanian powerhouse failed to reach EuroLeague playoffs. They also lost to Lokomotiv Kuban in VTB League quarterfinals.



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2013 SEABA Championship: Thailand defeat Malaysia, both teams qualify for FIBA Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News

Thailand - Malaysia 63:47

Thailand gained a crucial win on the final day of the preliminary action at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They fired past Malaysia to gain 2-1 record and occupied the top position in the ladder. Malaysia finished second as both teams punched their FIBA Asia Championship tickets. They will now face off again tomorrow to decide on the tournaments winner.
Thailand set the tone early in the game. They went on an 18:10 run in the first quarter. Thailand extended their advantage in the second frame. They ignited a 24:8 run to take a 42:18 halftime advantage. Malaysia came back to life in the third term. They held their opponents to 13 points to cut the deficit at 19-point mark at the final break. Malaysia outgunned Thailand 11:8 in the fourth frame but it was too little to save the game. Wutipong Dasom notched 18 points to lead the winners. Darongpang Apiromvilaichai delivered 13 points in the victory. Ban Sin Ooi (180-G/F-83) responded with 26 points for Malaysia. Chin Yong Wong and Tian Yuan Kuek (200-C-91) had 7 points apiece in the loss.

Thailand: Wutipong Dasom 18, Darongpan Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) 13, Darunpong Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) 12
Malaysia: Ban Sin Ooi 26, Chin Yong Wong 7, Tian Yuan Kuek 7



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  MEXICO   

Standings - Lower Leagues

Regional Standings
Chihuahua Vive
 1. Indios S. 18-4 
 2. Dorados 17-5 
 3. Cerveceros 15-7 
 4. Durazneros 12-10 
 5. Pioneros 11-11 
 6. Indios J. 10-12 
 7. Mineros P. 10-12 
 8. Soles 9-0 
 9. Choriceros 9-13 
 10. Manzaneros 9-13 
 11. Pavos 8-14 
 12. Nogaleros 4-18 
 13. Chipotleros 0-0 
CIBANE
 1. Madereros 9-2 
 2. Mineros F. 9-5 
 3. Tuzos UAZ 3-8 
 4. Acereros 0-0 
 5. Saltillo Caktus 0-0 
LNB
 1. Caudillos 8-4 
 2. Freseros 7-5 
 3. Tejones 6-2 
 4. Cimarrones 6-2 
 5. Brujos 6-4 
 6. Guitarreros 6-6 
 7. Santos 4-8 
 8. Industriales 3-11 



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First National Club Level Basketball Championship Started - by Dinesh Thapa

NASA beat Morgan 96-74 in Mens category while in womens section Golden Gate overcame Morgan 39-31 in the opening day of the First National Club Level Basketball Championship here at Kathmandu, Nepal. Earlier, NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama inaugurated the tournament organised by Nepal Basketball Association. A total of 12 teams six each in mens and womens sections are participating in the league-cum-knockout tournament.

Prime and Whitehouse also win there respective matches in the First National Club-level Basketball Tournament in the womens section. Prime defeated Morgan 36-17 on the latters home court at Basundhara, Kathmandu as Sneha Singh scored 13 points for the winning side. Prime took the first quarter 8-7 and extended the lead with a second quarter score of 7-6. Prime dominated the last two quarters with scores of 10-2 and 11-2 to register a comfortable victory.

Likewise, Whitehouse eased past Saipal 32-19. Sujata Rai, who scored nine points, was the highest scorer for Whitehouse. Whitehouse took the first two quarters 8-5, 12-2 but Saipal cut the lead in the third quarter as it scored 10 points against eight scored by Whitehouse. Whitehouse took the low-scoring last quarter 4-2 to seal an easy victory.

Meanwhile, Gurukul won its first match of the tournament in the mens section on Friday. Gurukul defeated Xaviers 84-51 in the match played at the National Sports Council covered hall. Kijato scored 23 points for Gurukul. Xaviers took a 24-19 lead in the first quarter but Gurukul dominated the remaining three quarters with the scores of 16-11, 24-10 and 25-6 for an emphatic victory.



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Standings Men

NBL Standings
 1. OceanaGold N. 11-3 
 2. Wellington S. 10-2 
 3. Nelson G. 10-3 
 4. Southland S. 9-3 
 5. Hub Jets 7-6 
 6. Taranaki MA 4-10 
 7. HBS Bank Hawks 4-10 
 8. Super City R. 2-11 
 9. Waikato P. 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jun. 22: Nelson G. - Super City R. 97-84
Jun. 22: HBS Bank Hawks - Taranaki MA 86-79
Jun. 21: Waikato P. - HBS Bank Hawks 69-64
Jun. 21: Southland S. - OceanaGold N. 114-67
Jun. 21: Wellington S. - Super City R.
Jun. 23: Hub Jets - Waikato P.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Brian CONKLIN
  Southland S.
  (198-F-89)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Conklin, Southland21.9 
 2. Wright, OceanaGo.21.7 
 3. Anthony, OceanaGo.21.1 
 4. Pace, Nelson G.21.0 
 5. Jones, Hub Jets20.3 
 6. Tait, Wellington S.20.1 
 7. Greene, HBS B.19.5 
 8. Hagan, Hub Jets19.2 
 9. Atkinson, Waika.19.0 
 10. Leasure, Taranaki.18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 14.9
 1. Atkinson, Waika.14.9 
 2. Horvath, Hub Jets14.3 
 3. Conklin, Southland9.7 
 4. Greene, HBS B.9.5 
 5. Gabriel, Taranaki.9.4 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.8.7 
 7. Tisby, OceanaGo.8.6 
 8. Bailey, Super C.8.6 
 9. Markson, Wellingt.8.2 
 10. Abrams, Taranaki.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.1 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.7.7 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets6.6 
 4. Leasure, Taranaki.5.3 
 5. Buck, Super City R.4.6 
 6. Webster, Waika.4.3 
 7. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 8. Braswell, Southlan.3.9 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.4 
 10. Boucher, Wellingt.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Chris HAGAN
  Hub Jets
  (181-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hagan, Hub Jets3.1 
 2. Braswell, Southlan.2.6 
 3. Dickel, OceanaGo.2.5 
 4. Boucher, Wellingt.2.3 
 5. Martin, Southlan.2.2 
 6. Greene, HBS B.2.1 
 7. Leasure, Taranaki.2.1 
 8. Tait, Wellington S.2.0 
 9. O''Riley, Super C.1.8 
 10. Webster, Waika.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.2 
 2. Gabriel, Taranaki.1.8 
 3. Frank, Wellington1.7 
 4. Tisby, OceanaGo.1.6 
 5. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.3 
 6. Horvath, Hub Jets1.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.1.2 
 8. Wright, OceanaGo.0.8 
 9. Dawson, Southlan.0.8 
 10. Bolstad, Super C.0.8 



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  POLAND   


Big activity on 1 Liga players market - by Maciej Paszyn

In the past 2 weeks there has been a number of staff movements in Polish 1st Liga.
The biggest activity was presented by clubs from AZS WSGK Polfarmex Kutno, KS Spojnia Stargard Szczecinski (information about those subjects can be read in a separate post) and MKS Znicz Basket Pruszkow. At the Warsaw team Znicz presents in this year's transfer tactics during the signing of contracts with players under 25 years of age who are just entering the highest level of his career. After the acquiring David Miecznikowski, Rafal Kulikowski and Adam Linowski the next move of the club was to sign-up contracts with four other players: Filip Put (201-F-93), Michal Wojtynski (192-G-89), Kamil Czosnowski (180-PG-95) and Rafal Malitka (205-PF-91). Of the four, especially is worth to looking at Put. The twenty-year old 2-3 player last season was a key part in the 2 Liga GTK Gdynia with an average increase in score over 16. If he can move to a higher division level may become the revelation of the season. A lot to prove has also Wojtynski, which has so far noted robust statistics in some of the leading clubs in 2 Liga. For Malitka and Czosnowski it was a contract extension.

Activity was also the club of Torun. The club has extended contracts with seven players (Bartosz Bochno (193-G-88), Jacek Jarecki (197-G-88), Piotr Smigielski (190-G-89), Adam Lisewski (206-F/C-80), Aleks Perka (201-F-87, agency: Stanley International, college: Rice), Lukasz Zytko (181-PG-81), Wojciech Barycz (208-C/F-84, agency: Interperformances) , as well as acquired Lukasz Wilczek (189-PG-86) from Start Lublin.

Contracts were extended also in Krosno. The team from South of Poland keeps for next season Dawid Adamczewski (190-G-91) and Dariusz Oczkowicz (183-PG-81)




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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 22-13 
 2. Quebradillas 22-14 
 3. Santurce 20-15 
 4. Guayama 20-16 
 5. Guaynabo 19-16 
 6. Mayaguez 19-17 
 7. Humacao 18-18 
 8. Arecibo 17-18 
 9. Bayamon 10-25 
 10. San German 10-25 

Regular Season: Round 43

Jun. 22: Santurce - Humacao 75-84
Jun. 22: Quebradillas - Guayama 70-85

Regular Season: Round 44

Jun. 23: Bayamon - Arecibo
Jun. 23: Guaynabo - San German
Jun. 23: Ponce - Santurce


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Harris, Ponce20.7 
 2. Ayuso, Guaynabo20.3 
 3. Diogu, Ponce19.9 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 5. Carmona, Humacao19.6 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo19.2 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Huertas, Quebradil.16.8 
 10. Lisch, Quebradill.16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo12.4 
 2. Harris, Ponce10.1 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.8 
 4. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 5. Diogu, Ponce8.6 
 6. Phillip, San German8.6 
 7. Carmona, Humacao8.2 
 8. Harrellson, Chongq.8.2 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon8.0 
 10. Massie, San Germ.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Filiberto RIVERA
  Humacao
  (190-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Rivera, Humacao7.2 
 2. Hamilton, Mayaguez5.9 
 3. Lisch, Quebradillas5.3 
 4. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.3 
 5. Clemente, Humacao4.8 
 6. Rivera, Ponce4.8 
 7. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 8. Huertas, Quebradil.4.1 
 9. Coronado, Guayama3.8 
 10. Copeland, San G.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.0 
 2. Balkman, Guayama1.9 
 3. Coronado, Guayama1.7 
 4. Lisch, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.5 
 6. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 7. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.5 
 8. Rivera, Ponce1.4 
 9. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 10. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Penn, Humacao2.4 
 2. Harrellson, Chongq.1.5 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Gates, Guayama1.3 
 6. Balkman, Guayama1.3 
 7. Lee, Quebradillas1.3 
 8. Santiago, Guaynabo1.2 
 9. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Scott, Humacao1.1 


Leones and Indios got wins on Friday - by Luis Modestti


Leones de Ponce and Indios de Mayaguez won on Friday night over Capitanes and Atleticos, respectively.

Ponce defeated Arecibo 77-75 with 23 points from Ike Diogu (204-F/C-83, college: Arizona St.) and 22 from Mike Harris. Leones controlled the first half 48-35 but Arecibo came back led by Angel Rosa, Angel Vassallo and Guillermo Diaz. The hosts missed many baskets at the end that could have forced an overtime period.

Indios de Mayaguez finished their season with a 19-17 record after dominating Atleticos de San German 94-86. Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82, college: Utah St.) scored 32 points and Brandon Thomas 24 for Mayaguez. Donald Copeland netted 36 for San German.

The games for Saturday, June 22 are:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas
Caciques-Gigantes at Cangrejeros de Santurce



Chaney number one in Puerto Rico for week 42 - by Eurobasket News

Naturalized American guard Richard Chaney (196-G-84) put on an amazing game in the last week for San German, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 42.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds, while his team edged out Humacao (#7, 17-18) 111-109. Thanks to this victory San German moved-up to the 10th position in the American BSN. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 25 games and recorded just ten victories. Chaney just recently signed at San German, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Richard Chaney averages this season 13.6ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second best player in last week's games was 28-year old Jamaican Adrian Uter (200-F/C-84) of Humacao. Uter had a very good evening with a double-double of 27 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as Humacao was edged by the lower-ranked San German (#10, 10-25) 111-109. Humacao managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 17-18 record. Uter is one of the most experienced players at Humacao and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last week was another Humacao's star - international guard Filiberto Rivera (190-PG-82). Rivera scored 23 points and passed thirteen assists (!!!). Despite Rivera's great performance Humacao lost 109-111 to the lower-ranked San German (#10, 10-25). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. The chances of Humacao ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 18 games, recording just seventeen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Rivera could help Humacao to bring them higher in the standings. Rivera has a great season in Puerto Rico. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.2apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of San German - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Gary Wilkinson (205-F/C-82) of Mayaguez - 32 points and 7 rebounds
6. Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85) of Arecibo - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Donald Copeland (177-PG-84) of San German - 36 points and 4 assists
8. Mike Harris (198-F-83) of Ponce - 22 points and 15 rebounds
9. Angel Rosa-Clemente (206-F/C-84) of Arecibo - 17 points and 10 rebounds
10. Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of San German - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  ROMANIA   


Perry Petty joins BK Minsk - by Chris Terrell

Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA) has reached an agreement to join Tsmoki-Minsk signing a 2 year contract. Petty led Romania in scoring and will play for the VTB United League team in Belarus. For CSS Giurgiu, Petty averaged 20.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 4.9apg for Coach Chris Terrell . Giurgiu which competed in the top Romanian League with only 3 imports for many games in the 2nd half of the season, faced financial hardship last season when the local and state government stopped their financial support in January. The club is still attempting to remedy that issue so that they will have the ability to field a competitive team in the coming season. Even shorthanded, Petty helped lead Giurgiu to the quarterfinals of the Romanian Cup against eventual Romanian League Champion Asesoft Ploeisti and several league victories against top ranked clubs including wins over Eurochallenge clubs Timisoara and Pitesti as well as victories against Mures, Craiova, Cluj, and CSM among others. BK Minsk 2006 is the Belarusian League Champion and played in the Eurochallenge and VTB. Petty will replace ex-NBA and Italy Serie A PG Tierre Brown for Minsk.


National Festival of Mini and Babybaschet - by Tiberiu Szabo

In the period 23 June to 13 July, will be held at Tg Mures National Festival of Mini and Babybaschet. The competition begins at June 23 with a week of games in the category Babybaschet. In this category are included 23 girls teams and 61 boys teams. The second week, the competition continues with Minibaschet category for girls, where 42 teams are announced. In the same category, boys, we have the largest participation, 101 teams. During this 3 weeks, in Tg Mures, will be a true festival of the little basketball players event at which we will return with details


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  RUSSIA   


Russia University Team earns the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20-Russia University Team 59:70

Russia University Team earns the second straight win in Torneo di Mosciano. In Day 2 Russia overcame Italy U20 70:59.
Italy looked better in the first period and posted a 15-13 start in the first 10 minutes. Russia however managed to tie the score at the halftime after a 17-15 rally in the second frame. The second half meanwhile belonged to the guests. Russia won the third period 23-17 and added 17-12 in the last stanza.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 11. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) delivered 10, whilst Grigoriev added 8. Della Valle ended up with 13 points in the losing case and Matteo Imbro (192-PG-94) netted 11. Marco Pascolo (200-F-93) followed them with 8 points in a loss.
In Day 3 Russia University team will face Georgia U20, while Italy U20 will take on Germany U20.

Italy U20: Della Valle 13, Matteo Imbro 11, Marco Pascolo 8
Russia University Team: Sergey Karasev 17, Semen Antonov 11, Pavel Antipov 10, Grigoriev 8



Lokomotiv Kuban agreed terms with Alexey Zhukanenko - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban agreed terms with Alexey Zhukanenko (210-F-86, agency: Alti Sport) for the next two seasons. The Russian player will come from BC Khimky.
Zhukanenko managed to play in three leagues last year. In 13 PBL games he recorded 6.8ppg and 2.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Zhukanenko also played 13 games in Euroleague where he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Before Zhukanenko played also at Khimky. The team played in four different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 18 PBL games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Zhukanenko also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg. Alexey Zhukanenko contributed to his team winning the Eurocup championship. And finally Zhukanenko played 18 games in VTB United League where he averaged 6.3ppg and 1.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Zhukanenko was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention in 2011.



Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Argentina U19-Russia U19 61:72

Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Russian players won 72:61 for 1-1 record.
After the loss from Spain, Russia opened the game with a 22-18 lead. Argentina did not allow them to control the game and reduced to 1 point at the halftime when they won the second period 15-12. The third quarter however was decisive in the game as Russia erupted with a 17-4 surge for a massive lead. Argentina could win the last stanza 24-21 for the final result.
Ilnitsky paced all the winners with 18 points and Rostislav Karenin (202-F/C-94) nailed 15. Yuriy Pershin (190-G-94) poured in 14, whilst Viktor Kashin (193-G-94) had 8. Pedro Barral (183-PG-94) poured in 14 points in the losing case and Gonzalo Torres (202-F/C-94) brought 13. Juan Vaulet (198-PF-96) chipped in with 11 and Matias Bernardini (190-G-94) scored 8.

Argentina U19: Pedro Barral 14, Gonzalo Torres 13, Juan Vaulet 11, Matias Bernardini 8
Russia U19: Ilnitsky 18, Rostislav Karenin 15, Yuriy Pershin 14, Viktor Kashin 8



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  SEABA   

Standings

Standings
1. Malaysia2-1
2. Thailand2-1
3. Indonesia1-2
4. Singapore1-2

Regular Season: Round 3

Jun. 22: IDN - SIN 64-74
Jun. 22: MAS - THA 47-63

Finals: Round 1

Jun. 23: THA - MAS


Day 3 in Medan. Thailand and Malaysia enter Final - by Eurobasket News

Thailand - Malaysia 63:47
Thailand gained a crucial win on the final day of the preliminary action at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They fired past Malaysia to gain 2-1 record and occupied the top position in the ladder. Malaysia finished second as both teams punched their FIBA Asia Championship tickets. They will now face off again tomorrow to decide on the tournaments winner.
Thailand set the tone early in the game. They went on an 18:10 run in the first quarter. Thailand extended their advantage in the second frame. They ignited a 24:8 run to take a 42:18 halftime advantage. Malaysia came back to life in the third term. They held their opponents to 13 points to cut the deficit at 19-point mark at the final break. Malaysia outgunned Thailand 11:8 in the fourth frame but it was too little to save the game. Wutipong Dasom notched 18 points to lead the winners. Darongpan Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) delivered 13 points in the victory. Ban Sin Ooi (180-G/F-83) responded with 26 points for Malaysia. Chin Yong Wong and Tian Yuan Kuek (200-C-91) had 7 points apiece in the loss.

Thailand: Wutipong Dasom 18, Darongpan Apiromvilaichai 13, Darunpong Apiromvilaichai 12
Malaysia: Ban Sin Ooi 26, Chin Yong Wong 7, Tian Yuan Kuek 7

Indonesia - Singapore 64:74
Singapore recorded their first win at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They held off hosting Indonesia on the final day of the preliminary round in Medan. The loss did not allow Indonesia to qualify for the FIBA Asia Championship. Wong Wei Long (172-G-88) posted 14 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Singapore fired 24 points in the opening quarter to take a 3-point lead. They stretched the lead in the second frame. Singapore stayed red hot offensively pouring in 27 points. They established a 51:34 halftime lead. Indonesia tried to comeback into the game in the third term. The hosts went on a 20:8 rally to narrow the deficit. But Singapore reacted with a 15:10 surge in the fourth quarter and sealed the win at the end. Quingde Wu notched 12 points, while Liew Larry (189-G-93) and Goh Delvin had 10 points each in the victory. Bima Risky Ardiansyah (174-G-81) responded with 14 points for Indonesia. Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) chipped in 12 points in the defeat.

Indonesia: Bima Risky Ardiansyah 14, Xaverius Prawiro 12
Singapore: Wong Wei Long 14, Quingde Wu 12, Liew Larry 10, Goh Delvin 10



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  SERBIA   


KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd landed Blake Schilb - by Eurobasket News

KK Crvena Zvezda Beograd landed Blake Schilb (200-G/F-83, college: Loyola, IL) for the next season. The 30-year old American swingman will come from ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in France. In 35 games he averaged impressive 15.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.2apg and 1.5spg last season. He helped them to make it to the supercup final and to the league semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA 1st Team, All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Schilb also played 10 games in Euroleague where he had very remarkable stats: 15.5ppg, 4.6rpg, 4.0apg and 1.3spg.
In 2011/2012 season he played also at Chalon/Saor (ProA) in French league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Schilb was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 36 ProA games he had also great stats: 16.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.8apg and 1.2spg. He contributed to his team winning the league title and the cup. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Player of the Year, Import Player of the Year and Guard of the Year. Blake Schilb also played 16 games in EuroChallenge where he had also great stats: 17.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 4.8apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final. Indeed an impressive season as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Import of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Schilb also played 2 games in Eurocup where he was fifth best scorer with great 17.5ppg and recorded 2.0rpg and 4.5apg (top 5).



2013 Mediterranean Games: Serbia advanced to the Finals - by Eurobasket News

FYR Macedonia-Serbia 49:94

Serbia advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The team smashed FYR Macedonia 94:49 and will face Turkey in the Final game.
Serbia won the first period 27-11 and never looked behind. They added 20-8 rally in the second frame and enjoyed 47:19 halftime advantage. Moreover Serbia won the third period 25-15 and finished the game with 22-15 end.
Serbia made 32/71 field shots, while had FYR Macedonia had 18/51. Serbia also made 13 Assists against 7 from the opponents.
Darko Balaban (211-C-89, agency: Beo Basket) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and Nikola Malesevic (201-F-89) brought 13. Filip Covic (178-PG-89, agency: Beo Basket) added 11, while Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) poured in 9.



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  SINGAPORE   


2013 SEABA Championship: Singapore shock Indonesia - by Eurobasket News

Indonesia - Singapore 64:74

Singapore recorded their first win at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They held off hosting Indonesia on the final day of the preliminary round in Medan. The loss did not allow Indonesia to qualify for the FIBA Asia Championship. Wong Wei Long (172-G-88) posted 14 points, 5 boards and 5 assists to lead the winners.
Singapore fired 24 points in the opening quarter to take a 3-point lead. They stretched the lead in the second frame. Singapore stayed red hot offensively pouring in 27 points. They established a 51:34 halftime lead. Indonesia tried to comeback into the game in the third term. The hosts went on a 20:8 rally to narrow the deficit. But Singapore reacted with a 15:10 surge in the fourth quarter and sealed the win at the end. Quingde Wu notched 12 points, while Liew Larry (189-G-93) and Delvin Goh had 10 points each in the victory. Bima Risky Ardiansyah (174-G-81) responded with 14 points for Indonesia. Xaverius Prawiro (184-G/F-86) chipped in 12 points in the defeat.

Indonesia: Bima Risky Ardiansyah 14, Xaverius Prawiro 12
Singapore: Wong Wei Long 14, Quingde Wu 12, Liew Larry 10, Goh Delvin 10



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  SLOVAKIA   


Slovakian Roman Vido inks with Nord Ardeche - by Eurobasket News

Slovakian Roman Vido (204-PF-88) inks with Nord Ardeche for the next season. The player will come from MBK Banik Handlova in Slovakia.
In 33 Extraliga games he averaged 12.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg last season. The earlier season Vido played at BK Edymax SPU Nitra (Extraliga) in Slovakian league. In 36 games he had 6.2ppg and 3.7rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Vido also played 6 games in EuroChallenge where he had 5.2ppg and 4.0rpg. He represented Slovakia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2013 last year. His stats at that event were 10 games: 6.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 22.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Early in 2005-2006 Roman Vido started his career for BK ASK Slavia Trnava



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  SLOVENIA   


Slovenia U20 claim Kormend tourney trophy - by Eurobasket News

Slovenia U20 claimed three wins in as many games at the Kormend international friendly tournament.
The Slovenian team claimed a comprehensive 96:46 victory over Romanian counterparts in the second game at the tournament. Slovenia built a 48:20 halftime lead and never looked back en route to the victory. Tomaz Bolcina (206-F/C-94) provided 16 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners. Domen Bratoz (186-PG-93) topscored with 18 points for Slovenia.
Slovenia U20 took on Iranian counterparts in the final game at the tourney. Once again Slovenia dominated the game. They cleared off in the second frame posting a 38:33 halftime lead. Slovenia went on a 23:11 run in the third term to pile up an unassailable lead before the fourth stanza. Slovenia then cruised to an 80:64 win at the end. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) and Luka Rupnik (185-PG-93) tossed in 12 points each for Slovenia. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) netted 13 points in the victory.



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  SPAIN   


Spain U19 rout Australia U19 in Caceres - by Eurobasket News

Spain U19-Australia U19 76:65

Spain U19 rout Australia U19 in Caceres at the second day of the International Tournament. The hosts of the campaign posted the second straight win with 76:65 result.
Spain U19 won the first period 17-13 and added 17-11 in the second frame. Australia U19 managed to post 24-15 rally in the third quarter, but the hosts erupted with 27-17 burst in the last stanza.
Guillermo Gustavo (94) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Oriol Pauli (201-G-94) as well as JOSE IGNACIO NOGUES netted 12 each. Josep Perez (184-PG-94) followed them with 10 points in a win. DANE PINKAU replied with 14 points and 13 rebounds in defeat, while 13 Emmett Naar (186-G-94) also scored 14. Michael Rowley (200-F-94) and Gerard Martin (190-G-95) both poured in 10 points.
In another game Russia U19 edge Argentina U19 in Caceres in Day 2 of the International Tournament. The Russian players won 72:61 for 1-1 record.

Spain U19: Guillermo Gustavo 16, Oriol Pauli 12, JOSE IGNACIO NOGUES 12, Josep Perez 10
Australia U19: DANE PINKAU 14+13 rebs, Emmett Naar 14, Michael Rowley 10, Gerard Martin 10



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  THAILAND   


2013 SEABA Championship: Thailand defeat Malaysia, both teams qualify for FIBA Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News

Thailand - Malaysia 63:47

Thailand gained a crucial win on the final day of the preliminary action at the 2013 SEABA Championship. They fired past Malaysia to gain 2-1 record and occupied the top position in the ladder. Malaysia finished second as both teams punched their FIBA Asia Championship tickets. They will now face off again tomorrow to decide on the tournaments winner.
Thailand set the tone early in the game. They went on an 18:10 run in the first quarter. Thailand extended their advantage in the second frame. They ignited a 24:8 run to take a 42:18 halftime advantage. Malaysia came back to life in the third term. They held their opponents to 13 points to cut the deficit at 19-point mark at the final break. Malaysia outgunned Thailand 11:8 in the fourth frame but it was too little to save the game. Wutipong Dasom notched 18 points to lead the winners. Darongpang Apiromvilaichai delivered 13 points in the victory. Ban Sin Ooi (180-G/F-83) responded with 26 points for Malaysia. Chin Yong Wong and Tian Yuan Kuek (200-C-91) had 7 points apiece in the loss.

Thailand: Wutipong Dasom 18, Darongpan Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) 13, Darunpong Apiromvilaichai (185-G-85) 12
Malaysia: Ban Sin Ooi 26, Chin Yong Wong 7, Tian Yuan Kuek 7



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2013 Mediterranean Games: Turkey beat Tunisia in the Semifinal clash - by Eurobasket News

Turkey-Tunisia 77:69

Turkey beat Tunisia in the Semifinal clash and advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The home side posted a 77:69 win and will face Serbia in the Final game. The latter advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The team smashed FYR Macedonia 94:49.
Turley won the first period 20-13 and added 23-20 in the second quarter. Tunisia meanwhile responded with 20-13, but fell short in the last period and lost the game by 8 points.
Oguz Savas (212-C-87) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) netted 14. Birkan Batuk (196-SG-90) and Melih Mahmutoglu (193-G-90) followed them with 10 points each. Salah Mejri (217-C-86) finished the game with 24 points and 12 rebounds in defeat, whilst Makram Ben Romdhane posted 21. Amine Rzig (198-SF-80) had 13 and Omar Mouhli (190-G-86) brought 5.

Turkey: Oguz Savas 25, Serhat Cetin 14, Birkan Batuk 10, Melih Mahmutoglu 10
Tunisia: Salah Mejri 24+12 rebs, Makram Ben Romdhane 21, Amine Rzig 13, Omar Mouhli 5



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  TURKEY   


2013 Mediterranean Games: Turkey beat Tunisia in the Semifinal clash - by Eurobasket News

Turkey-Tunisia 77:69

Turkey beat Tunisia in the Semifinal clash and advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The home side posted a 77:69 win and will face Serbia in the Final game. The latter advanced to the Finals of the 2013 Mediterranean Games. The team smashed FYR Macedonia 94:49.
Turley won the first period 20-13 and added 23-20 in the second quarter. Tunisia meanwhile responded with 20-13, but fell short in the last period and lost the game by 8 points.
Oguz Savas (212-C-87) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Serhat Cetin (197-G/F-86) netted 14. Birkan Batuk (196-SG-90) and Melih Mahmutoglu (193-G-90) followed them with 10 points each. Salah Mejri (217-C-86) finished the game with 24 points and 12 rebounds in defeat, whilst Makram Ben Romdhane posted 21. Amine Rzig (198-SF-80) had 13 and Omar Mouhli (190-G-86) brought 5.

Turkey: Oguz Savas 25, Serhat Cetin 14, Birkan Batuk 10, Melih Mahmutoglu 10
Tunisia: Salah Mejri 24+12 rebs, Makram Ben Romdhane 21, Amine Rzig 13, Omar Mouhli 5



Turkey U18 wins the thriller against Croatia U18 - by Eurobasket News

Croatia U18-Turkey U18 70:71

Turkey U18 wins the thriller against Croatia U18 in Day 1 of the Torneo di Potenza. The Turkish team grabbed a 71:70 win in their opener.
Turkey opened the game with 22-20 lead and added 21-14 rally in the second frame. Moreover Turkey increased to 11 points after three periods, while they hardly escaped with the win. Croatia dominated the last period and erupted with a 23-13 surge. It was enough only to reduce to 1 point.
Kenan Sipahi (198-PG-95) and Metecan Birsen (205-SF-95) top-scored for the winners with 9 points each. Kerem Kanter (203-PF-95) followed them with 7 points. Jukic replied with 15 points in defeat, while Andrija Coric (198-SG-95) poured in 13. Arapovic brought 12 and Dorian Jelenek (200-SF-95) added 7.
Slovenia U18 wins Torneo di Potenza opener with 4 partiicpating teams. The Slovanian side overcame Italy U18 in Day 1 67:64.

Croatia U18: Jukic 15, Andrija Coric 13, Arapovic 12, Dorian Jelenek 7
Turkey U18: Kenan Sipahi 9, Metecan Birsen 9, Kerem Kanter 7



Aliaga Petkim land 28-year old Torey Thomas - by Eurobasket News

Aliaga Petkim land 28-year old Torey Thomas (180-PG-85, college: Holy Cross) for the next season. Last season he played for Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italy. Thomas managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 18 SerieA games he averaged 3.9ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.4apg. He also spent pre-season at Erdemirspor Eregli earlier that year. Thomas was tried-out by Partizan in Serbian league earlier that season. In four Euroleague games he had just 2.0ppg and 2.3apg. He also played 6 games in Adriatic League where he had 6.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.5apg. The last summer Thomas played at Metros de Santiago (LNB) in Dominican Rep. league. The last (2012) season he played at Spartak Primorie Vladivostok (PBL) in Russian league. In 22 games Torey Thomas was third best scorer with impressive 15.3ppg and recorded 4.8rpg, 4.5apg and 1.8spg (in top 4). He helped them to make it to the cup final. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention. Thomas also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.5apg and 1.5spg.
has played also professionally in France (Etendard de Brest), Sweden (Akropol), Venezuela (Guaros), Holland (Groningen and M.Magixx) and Turkey (Kepez Bld).



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  UGANDA   


UCU turn Canon fire on shaky Falcons - by Joel Nature

Neither UCU Canons nor Falcons is playing the way they would love to. However, they have had contrasting starts to the Airtel National Basketball League.

UCU have had a perfect start to the season, winning all six games thus far. Falcons face them tonight at the Lugogo MTN Arena having already lost twice in their six games.

Much of this start has nothing to do with the quality of players. There isnt a big difference between Falcons, also six-time champions, and UCU, five-time semifinalists, in terms of rosters.

Their starts are pegged to the peace within the ranks. The team will come together when it matters. Its early days, dont read too much into what is happening now, said coach Gad Eteu. The coach started the season as an assistant to head coach Tony Oluka like it was during their run to the final last year but with the latter absent without an explanation from him or management, the former is in charge.

The sentiment of things looking up is shared by all the players. We just havent trained together on enough occasions, said Abdulahi Ramadhan, one of the biggest instigators of the chaos, according to sources.

Besides, talk of infighting, which the club vehemently denies, centre Philip Ameny walked in after Falcons had rolled off their season. He is currently away with the team promising that he will be back but not attaching dates.



#via newvision.ug



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  UKRAINE   


Ukraine U20 posts the second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20-Israel U20 77:76

Ukraine U20 posts the second straight win against Israel U20. The hosts did not mind a late push by the guests and won 77:76 in Game 2.
Israel won the first period 22-20, but Ukraine grabbed 37:36 halftime advantage. The third period was decisive in the game when the hosts erupted with a 25-13 surge. Israel was too far to give and responded with a massive 18-0 run. Later Ukraine needed some important baskets, while Zhukovskiy made the last free throw for the final victory.
Sergiy Zagreba (213-C-94) top-scored for the winners with 14 points and Vladyslav Korenjuk collected 13 points and 13 rebounds. Anatoliy Shundel (190-PG-93) scored 10, while Volodymyr Pishikov delivered 9. Rafi Merco answered with 16 points and 13 rebounds in defeat and Igor Koulchov also scored 16. Goln Gott poured in 13, whilst Shann Pawson added 8.

Ukraine U20: Sergiy Zagreba 14, Vladyslav Korenjuk 13+13 rebs, Anatoliy Shundel 10, Volodymyr Pishikov 9
Israel U20: Rafi Merco 16+13 rebs, Igor Koulchov 16, Goln Gott 13, Shann Pawson 8



Roanne could tab Charles Thomas, ex Cherkasy - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProA) is close to add to their roster 27-year old American forward Charles Thomas (203-102kg-86, college: Arkansas) who currently played at SK Cherkasy Monkeys in Ukraine. In 39 Superleague games he recorded very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 5.7rpg and 2.3apg this season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Honorable Mention. The last season Thomas played at Dnipro (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 42 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.7apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Ukrainian Superleague All-Star Game. He also played 3 games in VTB United League where he averaged 12.3ppg and 10.0rpg.
The previous (10-11) season Thomas played at Azovmash (Superleague) in Ukraine. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 35 Superleague games he averaged 12.1ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.2apg. Thomas also played 6 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0apg. He also played 6 games in VTB United League where he averaged 11.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2009-10 season Thomas played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 33 games he was fourth best scorer with remarkable 20.0ppg and recorded 10.2rpg (#2 in the league), 2.2apg and 1.1spg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. Great season indeed as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Forward of the Year and voted to 1st Team and voted to All-Imports Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Thomas won Bosnia and Herzegovina League championship title in 2009.
He has played also professionally in Finland (Forssan Koripojat), Uruguay (Bigua) and Bosnia (HKK Siroki WWin).
Thomas attended University of Arkansas until 2008 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
On Thomas: A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves. A PF with tremendous potential, strength and athletic ability. Posses three point range and quickens to play at SF but he's strong enough to play at center. Excellent rebounder with great back to the basket moves.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Cervi scored a 49 points record - by Hector Lopez

Maximiliano Cervi (198-F-92) scored 49 points, a record for the Metro League, when his team Verdirrojo beat Marne 90-83 for the 11th round, while the Venezuelan Tulio Cobos (197-PF-86, college: Northeastern St.) added 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. For Marne, Federico Della Mea (F) netted 26 points and Andre Stephens 19 points and 12 rebounds.
Other results:
Guruyu Waston 76 - Rodrigo Carvidon (195-F-84) 18 pts. 10 reb. Adrian Moss (203-F-81, college: Florida) 14 pts, 26 reb.
Colon 69 - Myles Walker (203-C-90, college: Indiana St.) 15 pts. 15 reb.
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Urunday Universitario 79 - Howard Wilkerson (198-F-84, agency: Two Points, college: Wofford) 20 pts.10 reb. 3 blocks 5 assists
25 de Agosto 72 - Eric Freeman (205-C-79, agency: Gamble Sports Management, college: Ky Wesleyan) 34 pts. 13 reb.
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Larre Borges 68 - Matias Guerra (200-F-92) 17 pts 12 reb. Justin Dobbins (203-C/F-87, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: E.Michigan) 15 pts. 7 reb.
Yale 60 - Johnny Rodriguez (197-F-83) 20 pts, 7 reb. Emilio Dominguez (202-C-87) 9 pts 5 reb.





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  VTB UNITED LEAGUE   


Tsmoki-Minsk land Perry Petty - by Eurobasket News

Tsmoki-Minsk have started building their roster for the next season. They agreed on terms of contract with Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA). The guard has recently played in Venezuela. He notched 4.8 points, 2.5 assists and 1.3 rebounds per game for Trotamundos. He started the season with CSS Guirgui in Romania. Perry Petty notched 20.8 points, 6.4 boards, 4.9 assists and 2.1 steals per game in Division A. The guard became the topscorer in the League. He was named into All-Romanian League 2nd Team. Previously Perry Petty had stints in D-League, Slovak Republic and PBL. He was trumped All-PBL Player of the Year in 2012. He also made it into All-Slovakian League 2nd Team in 2012.


Lokomotiv Kuban agreed terms with Alexey Zhukanenko - by Eurobasket News

Lokomotiv Kuban agreed terms with Alexey Zhukanenko (210-F-86, agency: Alti Sport) for the next two seasons. The Russian player will come from BC Khimky.
Zhukanenko managed to play in three leagues last year. In 13 PBL games he recorded 6.8ppg and 2.2rpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Zhukanenko also played 13 games in Euroleague where he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.5rpg. He also played 21 games in VTB United League where he averaged 5.8ppg and 2.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Before Zhukanenko played also at Khimky. The team played in four different competitions that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 18 PBL games he averaged 3.8ppg and 2.1rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Zhukanenko also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged just 1.5ppg and 1.0apg. He also played 14 games in Eurocup where he averaged 6.1ppg and 3.1rpg. Alexey Zhukanenko contributed to his team winning the Eurocup championship. And finally Zhukanenko played 18 games in VTB United League where he averaged 6.3ppg and 1.9rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Zhukanenko was voted Eurobasket.com All-Russian PBL Honorable Mention in 2011.



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  WBA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 5

Jun. 21: Atlanta Blaze - Upsate Heat 98-97
Jun. 21: Gastonia G. - Georgia Majic




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Women News


FIBA Americas U16: Venezuela upset Argentina - by Eurobasket News

Argentina U16- Venezuela U16 46:53

Venezuela upset Argentina in the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Venezuela won 53:46 and will play for the 5th place at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Argentina will take on Costa Rica in the game for the 7th place.
Argentina started the game with 12-11, but failed in the rest of the game. Venezuela came up with a 16-5 surge in the second frame and took 37:27 halftime advantage. Moreover Venezuela won the third period 13-8, while Argentina replied with a 21-13 rally in the last period.
Mirelis Jimenez (190-SF-97) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Maria Montilla (177-PF-97) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Diadenis Vitrago (160-PG-98) scored 9 and Anyibeth Barrios (190-PF-97) notched 5. Sofia Giannini (159-G-97) replied with 16 points and Oriana Paladin (160-G-97) brought 9. Luciana Delabarba (167-G-97) scored 6, while Julieta Giorgetti (180-C-97) also scored 6 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.

Argentina U16: Sofia Giannini 16, Oriana Paladin 9, Luciana Delabarba 6, Julieta Giorgetti 6+20 rebs
Venezuela U16: Mirelis Jimenez 20, Maria Montilla 11+10 rebs, Diadenis Vitrago 9, Anyibeth Barrios 5



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  BRAZIL   


FIBA Americas U16: Canada fire past Brazil to reach Final - by Eurobasket News

Canada U16 - Brazil U16 64:36

Canada will play in the U16 FIBA Americas Final. They took care of Brazil in yesterdays semifinal clash in Cancun. Mael Gilles (185-F) fired 15 points to lead the North Americas team.
Canada held Brazil to 6 points in the opening quarter to open a 9-point lead. Canada stayed excellent defensively in the second quarter. They allowed their opponents to just 11 points in the first half gaining a 33:11 advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They arrived at the final break up 26 points 48:22. Canada never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Eternati Willock (188-F-97) notched 12 points, while Bridget Charleton (185-G) added 9 points for the winners. Izabela Leite (170-G-99) responded with 11 points for Brazil. Mariane De Carvalho (182-F-97) had 7 points in the loss.

Canada U16: Mael Gilles 15, Eternati Willock 12, Bridget Charleton 9
Brazil U16: Izabela Leite 11, Mariane De Carvalho 7



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  CANADA   


FIBA Americas U16: Canada fire past Brazil to reach Final - by Eurobasket News

Canada U16 - Brazil U16 64:36

Canada will play in the U16 FIBA Americas Final. They took care of Brazil in yesterdays semifinal clash in Cancun. Mael Gilles (185-F) fired 15 points to lead the North Americas team.
Canada held Brazil to 6 points in the opening quarter to open a 9-point lead. Canada stayed excellent defensively in the second quarter. They allowed their opponents to just 11 points in the first half gaining a 33:11 advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They arrived at the final break up 26 points 48:22. Canada never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Eternati Willock (188-F-97) notched 12 points, while Bridget Charleton (185-G) added 9 points for the winners. Izabela Leite (170-G-99) responded with 11 points for Brazil. Mariane De Carvalho (182-F-97) had 7 points in the loss.

Canada U16: Mael Gilles 15, Eternati Willock 12, Bridget Charleton 9
Brazil U16: Izabela Leite 11, Mariane De Carvalho 7



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FIBA Americas U16: Puerto Rico demolish Costa Rica in Cancun - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rico-Costa Rica 76:30

Puerto Rico demolish Costa Rica in Cancun at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Puerto Rico won 76:30 and will take on Venezuela tomorrow. Costa Rica will play against Argentina in the game for the 7th place.
Puerto Rico went on an early lead and took 19-8 after the first period. The team added 23-12 surge in the second period and had 22-point halftime advantage. In the second half Puerto Rico limited Costa Rica to just 10 points, The latter managed to post 4 points in the third period and then had 6 in the last stanza.
Annelisse Vargas (170-PG-97) stepped up with 13 points and Gladyshka Gerena (165-PG-97) nailed 11. Giolibeth Perez (165-PG-98) and Patricia Nieves (178-C-97) delivered 9 points each. Paula Mora (169-SF-97) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort, whilst Genesis Gaitan (174-PF-98) and Kathylee Pinnock (163-SG-98) brought 4 each.

Puerto Rico: Annelisse Vargas 13, Gladyshka Gerena 11, Giolibeth Perez 9, Patricia Nieves 9
Costa Rica: Paula Mora 8, Genesis Gaitan 4, Kathylee Pinnock 4



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   

Standings Div.A (Women)

Standings
Group E
1. Spain4-0
2. Turkey4-0
3. Italy2-2
4. Montenegro.1-3
5. Sweden1-3
6. Slovakia0-4
Group F
1. France4-0
2. Belarus3-1
3. Czech Rep.2-2
4. Serbia2-2
5. U.Kingdom1-3
6. Croatia0-4
Group Places 13-16
1. Lithuania1-2
2. Russia1-2
3. Ukraine0-3
4. Latvia0-3

Second Stage: Round 2

E

Jun. 22: TUR - SWE 72-51
Jun. 22: ITA - SVK 58-47
Jun. 22: MNT - ESP 50-66

F

Jun. 21: CRO - SRB 64-77
Jun. 21: FRA - CZE 64-49
Jun. 21: ENG - BLR 61-71

Second Stage: Round 3

E

Jun. 24: MNT - ITA
Jun. 24: SWE - SVK
Jun. 24: ESP - TUR

F

Jun. 23: CZE - ESP
Jun. 23: ENG - CRO
Jun. 23: BLR - FRA


Stats Leaders Div.A (Women)

Points Per Game
 Jelena DUBLJEVIC
  MNT
  (191-C-87)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Dubljevic, USK P.19.5 
 2. Eldebrink, Rivas E.16.2 
 3. Torrens, Galatasa.16.0 
 4. Lyttle, Atlanta D.15.5 
 5. Leedham, Bourges15.0 
 6. Sottana, Familia15.0 
 7. Iagupova, L.Angele.14.7 
 8. Petronyte, Antakya14.7 
 9. Prince, Chicago S.14.0 
 10. Zrustova, USK Pr.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sancho LYTTLE
  VIN
  (192-C-83)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Lyttle, Atlanta D.10.5 
 2. Leuchanka, Atlan.10.0 
 3. Perovanovic, Nadez.8.0 
 4. Petronyte, Antakya8.0 
 5. Ress, Lucca7.2 
 6. Yacoubou-D., Fener.7.2 
 7. Paugaite, Charlevi.7.0 
 8. Leedham, Bourges7.0 
 9. Gruda, UMMC7.0 
 10. Kulichova, Good A.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Isil ALBEN
  (170-G-86)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Alben, Galatasaray4.8 
 2. Vardarli, Fener.4.6 
 3. Skerovic, USK Praha4.0 
 4. Leedham, Bourges3.4 
 5. Palau, USK Praha3.3 
 6. Dubljevic, USK P.3.3 
 7. Eldebrink, Cagliar.3.2 
 8. Bortelova, DSK K.3.2 
 9. Dumerc, Bourges3.2 
 10. Petronyte, Antak.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Eugeniya BELYAKOVA
  (182-SF-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Belyakova, Spartak2.0 
 2. De Forge, USK P.2.0 
 3. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.0 
 4. Petronyte, Antakya2.0 
 5. Leedham, Bourges1.8 
 6. Yacoubou-D., Fener.1.8 
 7. Skerovic, USK Praha1.8 
 8. Kupcikova, Good A.1.8 
 9. Dabovic, Dynamo M.1.8 
 10. Sujova, Samorin1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Petra KULICHOVA
  CZE
  (198-C-84)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kulichova, Good A.2.2 
 2. Ress, Lucca2.2 
 3. Veremeenko, Fener.2.0 
 4. Lyttle, Atlanta D.1.8 
 5. Burgrova, USK Praha1.2 
 6. Miyem, Bourges1.0 
 7. Brumermane, Bacsb.1.0 
 8. Petronyte, Antakya1.0 
 9. Paugaite, Charlevi.1.0 
 10. Snytsina, Chevak.0.8 


Second Stage. Day 2 in Lille and Vendespace - by Eurobasket News

Group E
Montenegro - Spain 50-66
Spain reaches the Quarterfinals and remains perfect at the EuroBasket 2013. Spain left no chances for Montenegro in a 66:50 win. The latter fell at 1-4 record and will face Italy tomorrow in the last game of the Second Stage. Spain opened the game with 18-10 lead and never looked behind after. Montenegro managed to win the second frame 17-16, but trailed 7 points at the halftime. Spain immediately pushed the tempo in the second half and won the third quarter 17-11. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) nailed three for 64:49, while Torrens made two free throws for 66:50 with 2 minutes to go. As it became clear later, those points were the last in the game. Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Torrens, Lima, Marta Xargay Casademont (181-PG-90, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Elisa Aguilar added 9 each. Iva Perovanovic replied with 19 points in defeat, whilst Jelena Dubljevic netted 8. Jelena Skerovic poured in 7 and Ana Baletic scored 6.

Turkey - Sweden 72-51
Turkey claimed the fifth straight win at the 2013 EuroBasket. Isil Alben (170-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 15 points as Turkey rolled past Sweden for 4-0 record on top of Group E. Sweden fell at 1-3 record after the loss. Turkey eked out a 17:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Turkey went on a 9:0 run early in the second quarter to post a 26:18 lead. Sweden cut the deficit back to 5 points at halftime 26:31. However Turkey sparked with a 13:0 rally in the third term to gain a 16-point advantage. They marched to a 55:37 lead at the final break. Turkey made it a 23-point game early in the fourth stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Begum Dalgalar finished with 11 points, while Quanitra Hollingsworth provided 10 points for the winners. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 15 points for Sweden. Anna Barthold (185-C/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Italy - Slovakia 58-47
Italy claimed the first win at the Second Stage of EuroBasket 2013. They held off Slovak Republic to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) knocked down 22 points to pace the Azzurri. Slovak Republic fell at 0-4 record after the loss. Italy snatched a narrow 12:10 lead after ten minutes. Slovak Republic held their opponents to 8 points in the second frame and evened things up at 20-all at halftime. But Italy broke through in the third term. Giorgia Sottana nailed 8 points in a 12:0 run from the Azzurri as they established a 32:23 lead. They arrived at the final intermission up by 11 points 40:29. Italy kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame and sealed the win at the end. Giulia Gatti produced 9 points, while Francesca Dotto and Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group) netted 7 points each for the winners. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Slovak Republic. Romana Vynuchalova had 8 points in the loss.

Group F
United Kingdom - Belarus 61-71
Belarus snapped two-game losing skid at the 2013 EuroBasket to defeat Great Britain. The victory propelled Belarus at 3-1 record in Group F. Katerina Snytsina (188-F-85) nailed 15 points to pace the winners. Great Britain fell at 1-3 record. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the first frame. The scoreboard read 15-all after ten minutes. Belarus put their noses in front in the second quarter. Katerina Snytsina and Anufriyenka made it 30:21 for Belarus midway through the period. Great Britain cut the deficit but still trailed by six at halftime 28:34. Great Britain used a 12:0 run midway through the third term to spur ahead 44:38. They arrived at the final intermission up by three points 46:43. Belarus answered with six consecutive points at the start of the final period to regain the lead. Soon Belarus went on a 9:0 run to establish a 61:51 advantage. They never allowed Great Britain closer than 7 points in the reminder of the contest cruising to the win at the end. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) provided 14 points, while Anastasiya Veremeenko had 12 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Johannah Leedham (180-SF-87, college: Franklin Pierce) responded with 16 points for Great Britain. Kimberly Butler chipped in 9 points in the loss.

France - Czech Republic 64-49
France kept their perfect record at the 2013 EuroBasket. Les Bleus fired past Czech Republic to jump at 4-0 record on top of Group F. Sandrine Gruda (193-C-87) scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the winners. France came up with their trademark stifling defence right from the start. The hosts held Czech Republic to 12 points in the first ten minutes and ensured a 5-point lead. France maintained the advantage throughout the second frame. The hosts built a 34:23 halftime advantage. Things hardly changed after the big break. Czech Republic struggled to find easy points. They managed just 11 points in the third term to face a 14-point deficit heading into the fourth quarter. France outscored Czech Republic in the final stanza and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui (190-C-86) had 14 points and 10 boards, while Nwal-Endene Miyem added 9 points for the winners. Petra Kulichova (198-C-84) responded with 10 points for Czech Republic. Michaela Zrustova had 9 points in the defeat.

Croatia - Serbia 64-77
Serbia claimed the third straight win at the EuroBasket. They held off Croatia in Vendespace to improve at 2-2 record in Second Round of the tournament. Croatia fell at 0-4 record after the defeat. Jelena Milovanovic (190-PF-89) accounted for 19 points and 6 boards to lead the effort. Serbia set the ambitions early on. They went on a 23:12 run in the first period. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. Serbia kept their opponents at bay throughout the quarter to secure a 44:33 halftime lead. The margin grew at 16-point mark midway through the third term. Ana Lelas and Antonija Misura (178-F-88, agency: 1x1 Sports) cut the gap to 11 points at the final intermission 51:62. But Serbia did not allow Croatia any closer in the fourth frame and cruised to the victory at the end. Ana Dabovic nailed 12 points, while Milica Dabovic added 11 points for the winners. Marija Rezan answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Croatia. Ana Lelas and Antonija Misura finished with 12 points each in the loss.



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  FIBA AMERICAS U16   


USA and Canada enter the Final - by Eurobasket News

5-8 places
Puerto Rico - Costa Rica 76-30
Puerto Rico demolish Costa Rica in Cancun at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Puerto Rico won 76:30 and will take on Venezuela tomorrow. Costa Rica will play against Argentina in the game for the 7th place. Puerto Rico went on an early lead and took 19-8 after the first period. The team added 23-12 surge in the second period and had 22-point halftime advantage. In the second half Puerto Rico limited Costa Rica to just 10 points, The latter managed to post 4 points in the third period and then had 6 in the last stanza. Annelisse Vargas (170-PG-97) stepped up with 13 points and Gladyshka Gerena (165-PG-97) nailed 11. Giolibeth Perez (165-PG-98) and Nieves Patricia delivered 9 points each. Mora Paula ended up with 8 points in the losing effort, whilst Genesis Gaitan (174-PF-98) and Pinnock Kathylee brought 4 each.

Argentina - Venezuela 46-53
Venezuela upset Argentina in the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Venezuela won 53:46 and will play for the 5th place at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Argentina will take on Costa Rica in the game for the 7th place. Argentina started the game with 12-11, but failed in the rest of the game. Venezuela came up with a 16-5 surge in the second frame and took 37:27 halftime advantage. Moreover Venezuela won the third period 13-8, while Argentina replied with a 21-13 rally in the last period. Mirelis Jimenez (190-SF-97) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Montilla Maria collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Diadenis Vitrago (160-PG-98) scored 9 and Barrios Anyibeth notched 5. Giannini Sofia replied with 16 points and Paladin Oriana brought 9. Luciana Delabarba (167-G-97) scored 6, while Giorgetti Julieta also scored 6 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.

SEMIFINAL
USA - Mexico 101-29
The USA U16 team went on with their commanding performance at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Cancun. They dismantled hosting Mexico in yesterdays semifinal. USA will now take on Canada in the Final. Arike Ogunbowale (175-F-97), Katie Samuelson and Lauren Cox (193-F-98) delivered 16 points each for the winners. The USA went on a 37:7 rally in the first frame to clear off. They held Mexico to 5 points in the second quarter as the margin grew deeper. The USA accounted for a 60:12 halftime lead. The North Americans kept pushing in the second half. They outgunned Mexico 18:11 un the third stanza and breezed to the victory at the end. Kalani Brown (193-C-97) dropped 13 points for the winners. Viridiana Mazzocco responded with 10 points for Mexico. Diana Villalobos (168-SG-98) had 4 points in the loss.

Canada - Brazil 64-36
Canada will play in the U16 FIBA Americas Final. They took care of Brazil in yesterdays semifinal clash in Cancun. Mael Gilles (185-F) fired 15 points to lead the North Americas team. Canada held Brazil to 6 points in the opening quarter to open a 9-point lead. Canada stayed excellent defensively in the second quarter. They allowed their opponents to just 11 points in the first half gaining a 33:11 advantage. Canada did not slow down in the third period. They arrived at the final break up 26 points 48:22. Canada never looked back afterwards cruising to the win. Eternati Willock (188-F-97) notched 12 points, while Bridget Charleton (185-G) added 9 points for the winners. Izabela Leite responded with 11 points for Brazil. Mariane De Carvalho had 7 points in the loss.



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  FRANCE   


Arras confirm Anael Lardy - by Eurobasket News

Arras Pays d'Artois Basket Feminin added Anael Lardy (170-G-87, agency: Josep and Nicolas) for the next season. The French player will move from ZVVZ USK Praha in Czech Republic. In 34 ZBL games she recorded 4.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg last season. She helped them to win the league title. Lardy also played 13 games in Euroleague where she averaged just 2.6ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.6apg. Before she played at Challes-les-Eaux (NF2). In 27 games she averaged 7.9ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.5apg. She contributed to her team making it to the semifinals.
The 2010/2011 season Lardy played at Cercle Jean Mace Bourges. In 29 games she averaged 6.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.1spg that season. She contributed to her team winning the league title. Lardy also played 15 games in Euroleague where she averaged 4.6ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. She contributed to her team making it to the quarterfinals.
Lardy has been also a member of French international program for some years. She has regularly played for since 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2007. Lardy represented France at the World Championships in Czech Republic three years ago. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 2.2rpg, 1.4apg.



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  GREECE   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Greece makes big step towards Hungary - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Poland 61:46

Greece registered a comfortable home win in the opening game of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Finals. They overcame Poland by 15 points to build what seems to be a comfortable cushion before the return leg in Poland. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) posted 18 points and 8 boards to lead the winners.
Greece stormed into the game. The Hellenes rallied to a 23:10 lead after ten minutes. Poland regrouped defensively and made with a sizzling performance in the second frame. The visitors held Greece to 8 points to cut the deficit at 9-point mark. But the hosts were back in control after the big break. The Hellenes answered with their own stifling defensive effort in the third quarter and piled up a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Greece kept Poland at bay throughout the fourth period and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Peli Papamichail (189-F/C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) delivered 12 points for the winners. Paulina Pawlak (170-PG-84, agency: Data Plus Group) and Weronika Idczak (177-G-89) had 11 points apiece for Poland.

Greece: Artemis Spanou 18, Peli Papamichail 12, Zoi Dimitrakou 9
Poland: Paulina Pawlak 11, Weronika Idczak 11



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  ITALY   


EuroBasket 2013: Giorgia Sottana leads Italy past Slovak Republic - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Slovak Republic 58:47

Italy claimed the first win at the Second Stage of EuroBasket 2013. They held off Slovak Republic to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) knocked down 22 points to pace the Azzurri. Slovak Republic fell at 0-4 record after the loss.
Italy snatched a narrow 12:10 lead after ten minutes. Slovak Republic held their opponents to 8 points in the second frame and evened things up at 20-all at halftime. But Italy broke through in the third term. Giorgia Sottana nailed 8 points in a 12:0 run from the Azzurri as they established a 32:23 lead. They arrived at the final intermission up by 11 points 40:29. Italy kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame and sealed the win at the end. Giulia Gatti (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) produced 9 points, while Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) and Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group) netted 7 points each for the winners. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Slovak Republic. Romana Vynuchalova (192-C/F-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Penn St.) had 8 points in the loss.

Italy: Giorgia Sottana 22, Giulia Gatti 9, Francesca Dotto 7, Ilaria Zanoni 7
Slovak Republic: Lucia Kupcikova 12, Romana Vynuchalova 8



Umana Reyer Venezia landed Francesca Zara - by Eurobasket News

Umana Reyer Venezia landed Francesca Zara (178-G-76, agency: Players Group) for the next season. The experienced player will come from Lavezzini Parma. In 24 games she recorded 7.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Before Zara played at Liomatic Umbertide (A1). In 24 games she averaged 8.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg. She contributed in the supercup final.
Among other achievements she received Eurobasket.com Italian A1 All-Domestic Players Team award in 2011. Zara also represented Italy at the European Championships in Italy six years ago. Her stats at that event were 6 games: 8.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 33.3%.
Zara is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Russia (Spartak Vidnoye), WNBA (Seattle Storm), France (Valenciennes USVO) and Italy (Napoli BK Women and Comense).



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  MEXICO   

LIBAFEM Standings

LIBAFEM Standings
 1. Aguilas 13-5 
 2. Cafetaleras 13-5 
 3. Petroleras 9-7 
 4. Freseras 8-8 
 5. Felinas 6-10 
 6. Choras 1-15 


Univ.League Standings - by Eurobasket

Chihuahua Vive Standings
 1. Cerveceras 5-1 
 2. Durazneras RCG 5-1 
 3. Cimaraonas 4-2 
 4. Inditas Juarez 4-2 
 5. Bachilleres 3-3 
 6. Vaqueras 2-4 
 7. Delfines IMSS 1-5 
 8. Choriceras 0-6 


FIBA Americas U16: USA coast into the Final - by Eurobasket News

USA U16 - Mexico U16 101:29

The USA U16 team went on with their commanding performance at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Cancun. They dismantled hosting Mexico in yesterdays semifinal. USA will now take on Canada in the Final. Arike Ogunbowale (5'9''-F-97), Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) and Lauren Cox (6'4''-F-98) delivered 16 points each for the winners. The USA went on a 37:7 rally in the first frame to clear off. They held Mexico to 5 points in the second quarter as the margin grew deeper. The USA accounted for a 60:12 halftime lead. The North Americans kept pushing in the second half. They outgunned Mexico 18:11 un the third stanza and breezed to the victory at the end. Kalani Brown (6'4''-C-97) dropped 13 points for the winners. Viridiana Mazzocco (6'1''-PF-97) responded with 10 points for Mexico. Diana Villalobos (5'6''-SG-98) had 4 points in the loss.

USA U16: Arike Ogunbowale 16, Katie Samuelson 16, Lauren Cox 16
Mexico U16: Viridiana Mazzocco 10, Diana Villalobos 4



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  MONTENEGRO   


EuroBasket 2013: Spain reaches the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro-Spain 50:66

Spain reaches the Quarterfinals and remains perfect at the EuroBasket 2013. Spain left no chances for Montenegro in a 66:50 win. The latter fell at 1-4 record and will face Italy tomorrow in the last game of the Second Stage.
Spain opened the game with 18-10 lead and never looked behind after. Montenegro managed to win the second frame 17-16, but trailed 7 points at the halftime. Spain immediately pushed the tempo in the second half and won the third quarter 17-11. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) nailed three for 64:49, while Alba Torrens (188-F-89) made two free throws for 66:50 with 2 minutes to go. As it became clear later, those points were the last in the game.
Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Alba Torrens, Lima, Marta Xargay Casademont (181-PG-90, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Elisa Aguilar (172-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) added 9 each. Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) replied with 19 points in defeat, whilst Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) netted 8. Jelena Skerovic poured in 7 and Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) scored 6.

Montenegro: Iva Perovanovic 19, Jelena Dubljevic 8, Jelena Skerovic 7, Ana Baletic 6
Spain: Sancho Lyttle 21+11 rebs, Alba Torrens 9, Lima 9, Marta Xargay Casademont 9, Elisa Aguilar 9



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  NCAA1   


FIBA Americas U16: USA coast into the Final - by Eurobasket News

USA U16 - Mexico U16 101:29

The USA U16 team went on with their commanding performance at the U16 FIBA Americas Championship in Cancun. They dismantled hosting Mexico in yesterdays semifinal. USA will now take on Canada in the Final. Arike Ogunbowale (5'9''-F-97), Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) and Lauren Cox (6'4''-F-98) delivered 16 points each for the winners. The USA went on a 37:7 rally in the first frame to clear off. They held Mexico to 5 points in the second quarter as the margin grew deeper. The USA accounted for a 60:12 halftime lead. The North Americans kept pushing in the second half. They outgunned Mexico 18:11 un the third stanza and breezed to the victory at the end. Kalani Brown (6'4''-C-97) dropped 13 points for the winners. Viridiana Mazzocco (6'1''-PF-97) responded with 10 points for Mexico. Diana Villalobos (5'6''-SG-98) had 4 points in the loss.

USA U16: Arike Ogunbowale 16, Katie Samuelson 16, Lauren Cox 16
Mexico U16: Viridiana Mazzocco 10, Diana Villalobos 4



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  POLAND   


2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round: Greece makes big step towards Hungary - by Eurobasket News

Greece - Poland 61:46

Greece registered a comfortable home win in the opening game of the 2015 EuroBasket Qualifying Round Finals. They overcame Poland by 15 points to build what seems to be a comfortable cushion before the return leg in Poland. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) posted 18 points and 8 boards to lead the winners.
Greece stormed into the game. The Hellenes rallied to a 23:10 lead after ten minutes. Poland regrouped defensively and made with a sizzling performance in the second frame. The visitors held Greece to 8 points to cut the deficit at 9-point mark. But the hosts were back in control after the big break. The Hellenes answered with their own stifling defensive effort in the third quarter and piled up a 13-point lead at the final intermission. Greece kept Poland at bay throughout the fourth period and raced to a comfortable win at the end. Peli Papamichail (189-F/C-86, agency: Josep and Nicolas) delivered 12 points for the winners. Paulina Pawlak (170-PG-84, agency: Data Plus Group) and Weronika Idczak (177-G-89) had 11 points apiece for Poland.

Greece: Artemis Spanou 18, Peli Papamichail 12, Zoi Dimitrakou 9
Poland: Paulina Pawlak 11, Weronika Idczak 11



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  PUERTO RICO   


FIBA Americas U16: Puerto Rico demolish Costa Rica in Cancun - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rico-Costa Rica 76:30

Puerto Rico demolish Costa Rica in Cancun at the Classification Round for 5-8 places at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Puerto Rico won 76:30 and will take on Venezuela tomorrow. Costa Rica will play against Argentina in the game for the 7th place.
Puerto Rico went on an early lead and took 19-8 after the first period. The team added 23-12 surge in the second period and had 22-point halftime advantage. In the second half Puerto Rico limited Costa Rica to just 10 points, The latter managed to post 4 points in the third period and then had 6 in the last stanza.
Annelisse Vargas (170-PG-97) stepped up with 13 points and Gladyshka Gerena (165-PG-97) nailed 11. Giolibeth Perez (165-PG-98) and Patricia Nieves (178-C-97) delivered 9 points each. Paula Mora (169-SF-97) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort, whilst Genesis Gaitan (174-PF-98) and Kathylee Pinnock (163-SG-98) brought 4 each.

Puerto Rico: Annelisse Vargas 13, Gladyshka Gerena 11, Giolibeth Perez 9, Patricia Nieves 9
Costa Rica: Paula Mora 8, Genesis Gaitan 4, Kathylee Pinnock 4



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  RUSSIA   


Spain U20 beat Russia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo de Noia - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20-Russia U20 67:65 OT

Spain U20 beat Russia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo de Noia. The hosts of the event posted a thrilling 67:65 overtime win for 1-1 record. Russia meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Diaz notched 11. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) delivered 9, while E. de Alfredo poured in 7. Galina Kiseleva (184-SF-93) delivered 15 points in the losing effort and Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 12. Marina Riavkina and Mariya Davydova (191-F/C-93) followed them with 9 points apiece.
Both teams lost their openers and tried to recover in Day 2. Spain started with a 16-15 lead and added 15-13 rally in the second frame. Russia scored 16 points in the third and the fourth period and it was enough to tie the game after 40 minutes. In overtime Spain however grabbed a minimum win after a 7-5 end.

Spain U20: Inmaculada Zanoguera 21, Diaz 11, Astou Ndour 9, E. de Alfredo 7
Russia U20: Galina Kiseleva 15, Ksenia Tikhonenko 12, Marina Riavkina 9, Mariya Davydova 9



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  SLOVAKIA   


EuroBasket 2013: Giorgia Sottana leads Italy past Slovak Republic - by Eurobasket News

Italy - Slovak Republic 58:47

Italy claimed the first win at the Second Stage of EuroBasket 2013. They held off Slovak Republic to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Giorgia Sottana (178-G-88, agency: Players Group) knocked down 22 points to pace the Azzurri. Slovak Republic fell at 0-4 record after the loss.
Italy snatched a narrow 12:10 lead after ten minutes. Slovak Republic held their opponents to 8 points in the second frame and evened things up at 20-all at halftime. But Italy broke through in the third term. Giorgia Sottana nailed 8 points in a 12:0 run from the Azzurri as they established a 32:23 lead. They arrived at the final intermission up by 11 points 40:29. Italy kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame and sealed the win at the end. Giulia Gatti (172-G-89, agency: LBM Management) produced 9 points, while Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) and Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group) netted 7 points each for the winners. Lucia Kupcikova (184-F-84) answered with 12 points and 9 rebounds for Slovak Republic. Romana Vynuchalova (192-C/F-86, agency: Regeneracom Sports, college: Penn St.) had 8 points in the loss.

Italy: Giorgia Sottana 22, Giulia Gatti 9, Francesca Dotto 7, Ilaria Zanoni 7
Slovak Republic: Lucia Kupcikova 12, Romana Vynuchalova 8



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  SPAIN   


Spain U20 beat Russia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo de Noia - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20-Russia U20 67:65 OT

Spain U20 beat Russia U20 in Day 2 of the Torneo de Noia. The hosts of the event posted a thrilling 67:65 overtime win for 1-1 record. Russia meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Diaz notched 11. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) delivered 9, while E. de Alfredo poured in 7. Galina Kiseleva (184-SF-93) delivered 15 points in the losing effort and Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) netted 12. Marina Riavkina and Mariya Davydova (191-F/C-93) followed them with 9 points apiece.
Both teams lost their openers and tried to recover in Day 2. Spain started with a 16-15 lead and added 15-13 rally in the second frame. Russia scored 16 points in the third and the fourth period and it was enough to tie the game after 40 minutes. In overtime Spain however grabbed a minimum win after a 7-5 end.

Spain U20: Inmaculada Zanoguera 21, Diaz 11, Astou Ndour 9, E. de Alfredo 7
Russia U20: Galina Kiseleva 15, Ksenia Tikhonenko 12, Marina Riavkina 9, Mariya Davydova 9



EuroBasket 2013: Spain reaches the Quarterfinals - by Eurobasket News

Montenegro-Spain 50:66

Spain reaches the Quarterfinals and remains perfect at the EuroBasket 2013. Spain left no chances for Montenegro in a 66:50 win. The latter fell at 1-4 record and will face Italy tomorrow in the last game of the Second Stage.
Spain opened the game with 18-10 lead and never looked behind after. Montenegro managed to win the second frame 17-16, but trailed 7 points at the halftime. Spain immediately pushed the tempo in the second half and won the third quarter 17-11. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) nailed three for 64:49, while Alba Torrens (188-F-89) made two free throws for 66:50 with 2 minutes to go. As it became clear later, those points were the last in the game.
Sancho Lyttle (192-C-83, college: Houston) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 11 rebounds, while Alba Torrens, Lima, Marta Xargay Casademont (181-PG-90, agency: Josep and Nicolas) and Elisa Aguilar (172-G-76, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: G.Washington) added 9 each. Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) replied with 19 points in defeat, whilst Jelena Dubljevic (191-C-87) netted 8. Jelena Skerovic poured in 7 and Ana Baletic (185-G/F-85) scored 6.

Montenegro: Iva Perovanovic 19, Jelena Dubljevic 8, Jelena Skerovic 7, Ana Baletic 6
Spain: Sancho Lyttle 21+11 rebs, Alba Torrens 9, Lima 9, Marta Xargay Casademont 9, Elisa Aguilar 9



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  SWEDEN   


EuroBasket 2013: Turkey stay on winning track - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Sweden 72:51

Turkey claimed the fifth straight win at the 2013 EuroBasket. Isil Alben (170-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 15 points as Turkey rolled past Sweden for 4-0 record on top of Group E. Sweden fell at 1-3 record after the loss.
Turkey eked out a 17:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Turkey went on a 9:0 run early in the second quarter to post a 26:18 lead. Sweden cut the deficit back to 5 points at halftime 26:31. However Turkey sparked with a 13:0 rally in the third term to gain a 16-point advantage. They marched to a 55:37 lead at the final break. Turkey made it a 23-point game early in the fourth stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Begum Dalgalar (183-F-88) finished with 11 points, while Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) provided 10 points for the winners. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 15 points for Sweden. Anna Barthold (185-C/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Turkey: Isil Alben 15, Begum Dalgalar 11, Quanitra Hollingsworth 10
Sweden: Frida Eldebrink 15, Anna Barthold 13



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  TURKEY   


EuroBasket 2013: Turkey stay on winning track - by Eurobasket News

Turkey - Sweden 72:51

Turkey claimed the fifth straight win at the 2013 EuroBasket. Isil Alben (170-G-86, agency: 1x1 Sports) scored 15 points as Turkey rolled past Sweden for 4-0 record on top of Group E. Sweden fell at 1-3 record after the loss.
Turkey eked out a 17:16 lead after ten minutes of action. Turkey went on a 9:0 run early in the second quarter to post a 26:18 lead. Sweden cut the deficit back to 5 points at halftime 26:31. However Turkey sparked with a 13:0 rally in the third term to gain a 16-point advantage. They marched to a 55:37 lead at the final break. Turkey made it a 23-point game early in the fourth stanza and never looked back en route to the win. Begum Dalgalar (183-F-88) finished with 11 points, while Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) provided 10 points for the winners. Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 15 points for Sweden. Anna Barthold (185-C/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Peter's) chipped in 13 points in the loss.

Turkey: Isil Alben 15, Begum Dalgalar 11, Quanitra Hollingsworth 10
Sweden: Frida Eldebrink 15, Anna Barthold 13



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  VENEZUELA   


FIBA Americas U16: Venezuela upset Argentina - by Eurobasket News

Argentina U16- Venezuela U16 46:53

Venezuela upset Argentina in the Classification Round for 5-8 places. Venezuela won 53:46 and will play for the 5th place at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Argentina will take on Costa Rica in the game for the 7th place.
Argentina started the game with 12-11, but failed in the rest of the game. Venezuela came up with a 16-5 surge in the second frame and took 37:27 halftime advantage. Moreover Venezuela won the third period 13-8, while Argentina replied with a 21-13 rally in the last period.
Mirelis Jimenez (190-SF-97) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Maria Montilla (177-PF-97) collected 11 points and 10 rebounds. Diadenis Vitrago (160-PG-98) scored 9 and Anyibeth Barrios (190-PF-97) notched 5. Sofia Giannini (159-G-97) replied with 16 points and Oriana Paladin (160-G-97) brought 9. Luciana Delabarba (167-G-97) scored 6, while Julieta Giorgetti (180-C-97) also scored 6 points and grabbed 20 rebounds.

Argentina U16: Sofia Giannini 16, Oriana Paladin 9, Luciana Delabarba 6, Julieta Giorgetti 6+20 rebs
Venezuela U16: Mirelis Jimenez 20, Maria Montilla 11+10 rebs, Diadenis Vitrago 9, Anyibeth Barrios 5



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  WNBA   

Standings

WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 6-1 
 2. Chicago S. 5-3 
 3. New York L. 4-2 
 4. Washington M. 4-3 
 5. Connecticut S. 2-5 
 6. Indiana F. 1-6 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 5-2 
 2. L.Angeles S. 4-2 
 3. Seattle S. 4-4 
 4. Phoenix M. 4-4 
 5. Tulsa S. 3-7 
 6. S.Antonio SS 2-5 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jun. 22: Tulsa S. - Seattle S. 92-70
Jun. 22: Indiana F. - Chicago S. 61-71
Jun. 23: New York L. - S.Antonio SS
Jun. 23: Connecticut S. - Atlanta D.
Jun. 23: Minnesota L. - Tulsa S.
Jun. 23: L.Angeles S. - Washington M.