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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Algeria0-0
2. Egypt0-0
3. Ivory Coast0-0
4. Senegal0-0
Group B
1. Burkina Fas.0-0
2. Morocco0-0
3. Rwanda0-0
4. Tunisia0-0
Group C
1. Angola0-0
2. C.Africa0-0
3. Cape Verde0-0
4. Mozambique0-0
Group D
1. Congo-Braza.0-0
2. Cameroon0-0
3. Mali0-0
4. Nigeria0-0

Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Aug. 20: IVO - ALG
Aug. 20: EGY - SEN

B

Aug. 21: TUN - MOR
Aug. 21: RWA - BUR

C

Aug. 20: ANG - CPV
Aug. 20: CAF - MOZ

D

Aug. 21: NGR - MLI
Aug. 21: CMR - CGO



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  ALBANIA   


Ermal Kuqo ended up 2012/2013 season - by Eurobasket News

Ermal Kuqo (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) ended up 2012/2013 season with his Turkish Anadolu Efes. Banvit shocks Anadolu Efes and advances to the Finals after a 76:65 win over Anadolu for 3-1 victory in the series. The game was mostly controlled by Banvit BK. Anadolu Efes managed to win fourth quarter 17-9. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American-Azerbaijani center Charles Davis fired 23 points and 4 assists for the winners. Keith Simmons chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Banvit BK players scored in double figures. Semih Erden produced 13 points and 5 rebounds and Dusko Savanovic added 7 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
In 2012-2013 for Anadolu Efes Istanbul Ermal Kuqo averaged 3.1ppg in EuroLeague. In Turkish league the Albanian player had 4.9 points per game.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Brad Newley selected the top Australian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Brad Newley
Brad Newley
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) in their last game. Despite Newley's very good performance G.Canaria 2014 lost 73-77 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC Barcelona. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Newley also added 9 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. It's Newley's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 54.0%, 3FGP: 29.1% and FT: 67.1% in the 39 games he played so far. Newley is currently a member of the Australian senior national team.

Shawn Redhage
Shawn Redhage
   #2. Second place goes to former international forward Shawn Redhage (203-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Puerto Rico). He led Quebradillas to a victory over the closely-ranked Indios (16-12) 98-81 in the Puerto Rican BSN last Sunday. Redhage was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and getting 11 rebounds. Redhage also added 6 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Pirates de Quebradillas (22-8) is placed second in the BSN. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Redhage has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 55.2%(48-87), 3FGP: 41.3% and FT: 73.5%. Redhage is a naturalized American. He played for the Australian national team in 2008. Redhage used to play for NW Tasmania Thunder in Australian league.

Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles
   #3. The Australian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Joe Ingles (203-87, agency: Priority Sports, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to a Regal FC Barcelona's victory against the seventh-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) 69-63 in the Spanish ACB on Friday night. Ingles recorded 6 points in 21 minutes. Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) is placed third in the ACB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Ingles' overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 34.3% and FT: 74.4% in the 26 games. He is also a member of the Australian senior national team.

Andrew James Ogilvy
Andrew James Ogilvy
   #4. Center Andrew James Ogilvy (211-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Germany) helped Brose Baskets Bamberg win their game against the closely-ranked Bayern Muenchen (21-13) 93-83 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. Ogilvy scored 10 points and added 4 passes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Brose Baskets Bamberg (26-8) is placed first in the BBL. Ogilvy's total stats this season are: 8.2ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.5apg. He has a dual citizenship: Irish and Australian. Ogilvy used to play for the Australian national team back in 2011.

Aleks Maric
Aleks Maric
   #5. International center Aleks Maric (211-84, college: Nebraska, currently plays in VTB United League) helped his Russian team Lokomotiv win their game against the leader Zalgiris (16-2) crushing them 84-62 in the VTB United League last Tuesday. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (12-6) is placed third in group B. Maric is currently fifth on the list of best rebounders with 6.6rpg. This year he also averages: 8.6ppg in the 28 games. Maric plays currently for the Australian national team.

Daniel Kickert
Daniel Kickert
   #6. Power forward Daniel Kickert (208-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Ukraine) managed to help Budivelnyk Kyiv to win against the closely-ranked Azovmash (25-14) 89-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Sunday night. He scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Budivelnyk Kyiv (28-11) is placed first in the Superleague. Kickert's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg and 3.9rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Australian National Team roster.

Mark Dickel
Mark Dickel
   #7. An experienced former U18 international guard Mark Dickel (188-76, also represented by Priority Sports, college: UNLV, currently plays in New Zealand), who plays in the New Zealand NBL was not able to help Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (9-1) in their last game. Despite Dickel's good performance the league leader Otago OceanaGold Nuggets lost 93-102 in Wellington to the second-ranked Exodus Saints. He had a double-double by scoring 10 points and making the same number of passes in 36 minutes. Dickel is currently second on the league's list of best passers and also on the list of most steals (second place). This year his total stats are: 6.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 7.7apg and 2.9spg in the 10 games. Dickel used to play for the Australian U18 national team seventeen years ago.

Julian Khazzouh
Julian Khazzouh
   #8. Center Julian Khazzouh (209-86, currently plays in Lebanon) helped Sagesse win their game against the closely-ranked Al Moutahed (23-9) crushing them 87-58 in the Lebanese Division A last Monday. He scored only 2 points, had 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut (25-7) is placed second in the Division A. Khazzouh belongs to league's best rebounders (ranked #7) and also on the list of best blockers (third place). He has very reliable stats this season: 11.9ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.3apg and 1.6bpg. Khazzouh used to play for the Australian national team back in 2009.

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

   #1. Zane Meehl (185-PG-86, college: Mid-Continent, currently plays in New Zealand), who plays in the New Zealand NBL could not help one of league's weakest teams Hub Jets (6-3) to beat Fico Finance Nelson Giants (8-2). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Meehl recorded only 2 points and added 4 assists in 19 minutes. Hub Jets lost 77-89 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Fico Finance Nelson Giants. Meehl has averaged so far 4.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg in the nine games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Australian and New Zealand.



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

Eurobasket.com All-Austrian League 1st Team 2013
Darnell Hinson
Hinson
Thomas Klepeisz
Klepeisz
Shawn Ray
Ray
Seamus Boxley
Boxley
Ramiz Suljanovic
Suljanovic

Finals MVP: Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) of BC Vienna
Player of the Year: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart
Guard of the Year: Darnell Hinson (186-PG-80) of Guayama
Forward of the Year: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart
Center of the Year: Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) of Klosterneub.
Domestic Player of the Year: Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91) of Gussing
Import Player of the Year: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart
Defensive Player of the Year: Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Klosterneub.
Coach of the Year: Andrea Maghelli of BC Vienna

1st Team
PG: Darnell Hinson (186-PG-80) of Guayama
PG: Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91) of Gussing
G/F: Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) of BC Vienna
F: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart
F/C: Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) of Klosterneub.

2nd Team
PG: Eric Gilchrese (183-PG-87) of UBSC Graz
G/F: Michael Dale (197-G/F-84) of UBSC Graz
F: Mark Sanchez (201-F-87) of Kapfenberg
PF: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels
C/F: Ryan Richards (212-C/F-91) of BC Vienna

Honorable Mention
Maurice Pearson (206-F/C-89) of BC Vienna
Tyler Tiedeman (201-F-85) of Wels
Richard Chaney (196-G-84) of Oberwart
Marcus Heard (201-F-84) of Gussing
Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) of UBSC Graz
Radosav Spasojevic (204-F/C-92) of Arkadia
Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) of St.Polten
Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Klosterneub.
Christoph Nagler (196-G/F-84) of Klosterneub.

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Thomas Klepeisz (185-PG-91) of Gussing
PG: Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Klosterneub.
F: Martin Speiser (202-F-83) of St.Polten
PF: Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83) of Wels
C: Martin Kohlmaier (218-C-84) of St.Polten

All-Imports Team
PG: Darnell Hinson (186-PG-80) of Guayama
PG: Eric Gilchrese (183-PG-87) of UBSC Graz
G/F: Shawn Ray (194-G/F-80) of BC Vienna
F: Seamus Boxley (201-F-82) of Oberwart
F/C: Ramiz Suljanovic (205-F/C-79) of Klosterneub.



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Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.8 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar18.3 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende17.2 
 5. Randle, Spirou16.8 
 6. Aleksandrov, Assig.16.7 
 7. Mukubu, Liege16.5 
 8. Black, Antwerp14.8 
 9. Taylor, M.Hainaut14.6 
 10. Robinson, Leuven14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.9.7 
 2. Green, Spirou7.3 
 3. Young, Aalstar6.2 
 4. Qvale, M.Hainaut6.2 
 5. Wilkinson, Oostende6.1 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar6.0 
 7. Aska, Leuven6.0 
 8. Aleksandrov, Assig.5.9 
 9. Love, Antwerp5.9 
 10. Mukubu, Liege5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.2 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.4.0 
 5. Raivio, Aalstar3.9 
 6. Randle, Spirou3.8 
 7. Moors, Antwerp3.7 
 8. Walsh, Brose Bask.3.5 
 9. Black, Antwerp3.4 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Niels MARNEGRAVE
  Leuven
  (191-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Marnegrave, Leuven2.4 
 2. Hopkins, Antwerp2.1 
 3. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 4. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 6. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 7. Randle, Spirou1.7 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Green, Spirou1.7 
 10. Iarochevitch, Lie.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian QVALE
  M.Hainaut
  (210-C-88)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.2 
 2. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 3. Ferguson, Liege1.1 
 4. Wilkinson, Oostende1.0 
 5. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Green, Spirou0.6 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Williamson, Liege0.6 


Kangoeroes Boom Transfer - by Peter Buyse

New Ethias League team Kangoeroes Boom has signed it's second American player to their 2013-2014 roster. Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) just finished his college career at the University of South Florida. The former Bull had a decent senior year in which he averaged 9.9 ppg and grabbed 5.3 rpg. In his junior year he had averages of 8.0 ppg and 6.4 rpg. He also has a decent 3 pt shot, making 111 of 360 shots over his 4 year college career.
KABO wll next seaso still be lead by it's present head-coach Tom Poppe . Rudy Kuyl joined the team as sports manager.




Antwerp Giants Roster News - by Peter Buyse

Port of Antwerp Giants today announced the addition of 5 new foreign players to their 2013-2014 roster.
First off Center Marko Spica (205-C/F-86, college: Cent.Michigan) a Serbian who played college ball at Central Michigan.
Next up is shooting guard Barry Stewart (191-SG-88, college: Mississippi St.) from Mississippi State who already played in Europe for among other Trier and Giessen.
Third name released is another forward Scott Thomas (200-F-89, college: Bowling Green), from Bowling Green. Had his first European experience in Germany playing for D2 Cuxhaven.
Next up point guard Frank Turner (178-PG-88, college: Canisius) who also has experience in Europe playing and winning the championship in Holland with Den Bosch. He also played in Poland for Trefl Sopot.
Last player is Clayton Vette (206-C-88) who will serve as back-up center. The former NCAA D2 player of the year played at Winona State U.

The following Belgian players will still be on the Giants roster, Maxime De Zeeuw, Dennis Donkor, Yannick Driesen, Dorian Marchant, Roel Moors and Jean-Marc Mwema.
The coaching team consists of head-coach Paul Vervaeck and assistant coach Brian Lynch. Leo De Rycke stays on as team manager.



Ethias League Round 2 of Finals. Oostende claim second straight victory - by Eurobasket News

M.Hainaut - Oostende 70-81

Oostende stepped closer to the title after they edged Mons-Hainaut on the road. The guests trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 28-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Base Oostende made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. Base Oostende outrebounded Belfius Mons-Hainaut 38-23 including 28 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Base Oostende especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 58.8 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Belfius Mons-Hainaut helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American Wesley Wilkinson (207-84, college: Nebraska) who scored 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Naturalized American guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii) chipped in 11 points and 5 assists. The former international point guard Guy Muya (190-83, agency: TSS Management) produced 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Jonathan Wallace (187-86, college: Georgetown, agency: Pro One Sports) added 13 points respectively for the hosts. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
M.Hainaut: J.Wallace 13+2reb, B.Qvale 12+3reb, M.Randle 11+1reb, G.Muya 11+9reb+4ast, Q.Taylor 8+1reb+1ast, J.Cage 6+3reb
Oostende: W.Wilkinson 17+5reb, D.Djordjevic 15+3reb+2ast, M.Stojic 14+3reb, M.Lojeski 11+4reb+5ast, D.Drobnjak 9+5reb+1ast, V.Petrovic 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 241916



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Kenan Bajramovic selected the top Bosnian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kenan Bajramovic
Kenan Bajramovic
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Kenan Bajramovic (205-81, currently plays in Turkey). He led Banvit BK to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked Anadolu Efes (25-5) 78-76 in the Turkish TBL on Tuesday night. Bajramovic scored 11 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 25 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (25-5) is placed third in the TBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Bajramovic averages: 7.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 46.0%, 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 73.7% in the 36 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Ivan Opacak
Ivan Opacak
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international shooting guard Ivan Opacak (201-80, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL. Opacak could not help PGE Turow (23-9) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed PGE Turow was defeated 82-78 on the road by the lower-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3) in the Places 1-6 group. Opacak was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Opacak has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.6%(115-178) and FT: 84.1%. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian. Ex-KK Zenica Celik player is in the roster of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Nemanja Gordic
Nemanja Gordic
   #3. The Bosnia and Herzegovina player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Nemanja Gordic (192-88, currently plays in Serbia). Gordic contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Vojvodina crushing them 79-54 in the Serbian A League in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 7 points and added 5 assists in 20 minutes. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (12-2) is placed first in Superliga group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Gordic's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 55.8%(29-52), 3FGP: 52.9%(9-17) and FT: 76.7% in the 16 games. He is also a member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina senior national team.

Jusuf Nurkic
Jusuf Nurkic
   #4. Center Jusuf Nurkic (212-94, currently plays in Croatia) was not able to help KK Zadar (11-3) in their game against Cibona (12-2) in the Croatian A1. He was the second best scorer with 9 points. Nurkic also added 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 16 minutes. But KK Zadar (#3) was badly defeated 84-68 in Zagreb by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. Nurkic is currently fifth on the league's list of best blockers with 0.9bpg. This year his other stats are: 8.5ppg and 4.5rpg in the 18 games. Nurkic is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian. Despite he played previously for the Slovenian U16 national team, Nurkic is currently in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team roster.

Barisa Krasic
Barisa Krasic
   #5. Former international center Barisa Krasic (203-78, currently plays in Croatia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jusuf Nurkic. But that was another game of his team in Croatian A1 which we would like to mention. Krasic led KK Zadar to a victory against the second-ranked Cedevita (11-3) 86-81. He scored 11 points. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-8. KK Zadar (11-3) is placed third. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Krasic's total stats this season are: 7.4ppg and 2.7rpg. He used to play for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team eight years ago.

Jozo Brkic
Jozo Brkic
   #6. Power forward Jozo Brkic (212-86, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Croatia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jusuf Nurkic and both played together in the last Croatian A1 game. Brkic was not able to secure a victory for KK Zadar (11-3) in their game against Cibona (12-2). He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Brkic recorded only 2 points. KK Zadar (#3) was badly defeated 84-68 in Zagreb by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. This season Brkic averages just 2.2ppg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Bosnia and Herzegovina National Team roster.

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

   #1. Mirza Begic (217-C-85, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Real Madrid's victory against the fifth-ranked CAI Zaragoza (21-13) 84-76 in the Spanish ACB in Thursday night's game. He recorded 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. Real Madrid (30-4) is placed first in the ACB. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Begic averages: 5.8ppg and 3.1rpg in the 38 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenian.

   #2. Zoran Planinic (198-G-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in VTB United League) was the major contributor in Khimky's victory against the closely-ranked CSKA Moscow (15-3) 77-75 in the VTB United League last Wednesday. Planinic recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group A. BC Khimky Moscow Region (14-4) is placed first. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Planinic is currently fourth on the league's list of best passers. He has very reliable stats this season: 11.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 5.5apg. Planinic is another player who holds two passports: Croatian and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

   #3. Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89, currently plays in Hungary), who plays in the Hungarian A Division could not help Szolnok (8-2) in their last game. Despite Sehovic's very good performance Szolnok (#6) lost 73-85 on the road to the leading Albacomp in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Sehovic also added 4 rebounds in 29 minutes. It was Szolnok's first loss after seven consecutive victories. This year Sehovic has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg in the 18 games. He has both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegrin nationalities.

   #4. Seid Hajric (203-F-83, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL was not able to help Anwil (18-14) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Hajric's good performance Anwil (#5) was edged 81-78 at home by the leading AZS Koszalin in the Places 1-6 group. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Hajric also added 9 rebounds. This season Hajric has relatively solid stats: 10.4ppg and 5.8rpg. He also holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Polish.

   #5. Experienced Veselin Petrovic (196-G/F-77, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Belgium) led Base Oostende to a victory against the closely-ranked Okapi Aalstar (17-11) 77-70 in the Belgian Ethias League last Monday. Petrovic recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Telenet Oostende (20-8) is placed first in the Ethias League. It's Petrovic's eighth season with the team. His total stats this year are: 3.7ppg, 1.7rpg and 1.1spg. Petrovic holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian passports.

   #6. Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, currently plays in Romania), who plays in the Romanian Liga Nationala was not able to secure a victory for Targu Mures (23-7) in their last game. Despite Ceskovic's good performance the league leader Targu Mures lost 79-89 on the opponent's court to the lower-ranked (#3) Ploiesti. He recorded 14 points in 37 minutes. This year Ceskovic has relatively solid stats: 14.2ppg, 1.4rpg and 3.2apg in the 29 games. He holds both Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian passports.

   #7. Goran Suton (208-C-85, college: Michigan St., currently plays in Croatia) couldn't help Cedevita in their game against KK Zadar in the Croatian A1. Suton scored only 4 points and blocked 2 blocks. His team was defeated 86-81. Suton's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg and 4.5rpg. He has Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatian nationalities.

   #8. Mile Ilic (215-C-84, currently plays in Serbia) couldn't help Vojvodina in their game against Partizan in the Serbian A League. Ilic recorded only 4 points in 10 minutes. His team was crushed by 25 points 79-54. This year Ilic's total stats are: 4.0ppg and 2.5rpg in the 15 games. He has dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbian.



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  BRAZIL   


Uberlandia keep Luis Felipe Gruber and Audrei Parisotto - by Eurobasket News

Uberlandia have extended the contracts of Luis Felipe Gruber (205-F-85) and Audrei Parisotto (195-G-84).
Luis Felipe Gruber will enter his third straight season with Uberlandia. Last season the forward posted 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists per game in NBB. Previously Luis Felipe Gruber had stints with Joinville, La Palma, Burgos, Lliria, Castellon, Alicante. He was the member of Brazilian U21 National Team. Luiz Felipe Gruber joined Brazilian National Team in 2004 and played for them until 2008.
Audrei Parisotto joined Uberlandia at the start of the season. He spent the previous season with Joinville. The guard posted 11.8 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in NBB. Audrei Parisotto was the member of Brazilian University National Team in 2007. In 2011 Audrei Parisotto helped Brazilian Military National Team claim Gold in Rio de Janeiro.



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  BULGARIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reginald HOLMES
  Beroe
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Holmes, Beroe21.5 
 2. Tyler, Trotamundos18.8 
 3. Smith, Cherkasy17.2 
 4. Mirkovic, Rilski S.17.1 
 5. Durchev, Tundja Y.16.3 
 6. Milosevic, Tundja16.0 
 7. Marintchechk., Spa.15.9 
 8. Marinovic, Levski15.9 
 9. Bozov, Balkan15.2 
 10. Panic, Balkan15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 13.5
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos13.5 
 2. Milosevic, Tundja9.7 
 3. Galiotos, Perister.9.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan8.5 
 5. Vrcelj, Cherno M.7.9 
 6. Marintchechk., Spa.7.4 
 7. Watkins, Lukoil A.7.3 
 8. Caloiaro, Rilski S.7.3 
 9. Ormon, Tundja Y.7.2 
 10. Agre, Spartak6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Will WALKER
  Beroe
  (183-G-87)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Walker, Beroe7.2 
 2. Mirkovic, Rilski S.5.8 
 3. Marinovic, Levski5.0 
 4. Heath, Lukoil A.4.7 
 5. Velikov, Cherno M.4.6 
 6. Rakovic, Chernomo.4.3 
 7. Durchev, Tundja Y.4.1 
 8. Dyakovski, Sparta.3.9 
 9. Radionov, Tundja Y.3.9 
 10. Karamfilov, U203.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon HEATH
  Lukoil A.
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Heath, Lukoil A.2.3 
 2. Walker, Beroe2.2 
 3. Radionov, Tundja Y.2.1 
 4. Green, Spirou2.1 
 5. Zahariev, Rilski S.2.1 
 6. Velikov, Cherno M.2.0 
 7. Gugino, Rilski S.1.9 
 8. Popovic, Lukoil A.1.7 
 9. Mirkovic, Rilski S.1.7 
 10. Holmes, Beroe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 James TYLER
  Trotamundos
  (218-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Tyler, Trotamundos3.1 
 2. Watkins, Lukoil A.1.3 
 3. Hart, Beroe1.2 
 4. Santos, Balkan1.1 
 5. Dupree, Rilski S.1.0 
 6. Gugino, Rilski S.1.0 
 7. Banev, Lukoil A.0.8 
 8. Sjekloca, Tundja Y.0.8 
 9. Varbanov, Levski S.0.7 
 10. Vrcelj, Cherno M.0.7 


Lukoil Academik clinch NBL 2012/2013 title! - by Eurobasket News

Lukoil Academik - Levski Sofia 86-81 (3-2)

Lukoil Academik clinch NBL 2012/2013 title in Bulgaria. The team won the decisive game against Levski 86:81 and won the series 3-2. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 16-10. But Levski Sofia won second period 21-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 28 personal fouls committed by Levski Sofia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Brandon Heath (193-84, college: San Diego St.) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse) contributed with 17 points for the winners. Serbian center Mladen Pantic (209-82, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 15 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian point guard Marko Marinovic (183-83) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Levski Sofia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Lukoil Academik: B.Heath 18+5reb+7ast, D.Watkins 17+3reb+1ast, V.Veselinov 13+5reb+2ast, B.Avramov 12+1ast, B.Popovic 8+1reb+4ast, T.Banev 6+2reb
Levski Sofia: M.Pantic 15+9reb, M.Marinovic 15+6reb+2ast, C.Kostov 13+2reb+1ast, P.Ivanov 11, N.Protic 10+4ast, D.Dimitrov 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 242020



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  CANADA   


Canadian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Canadian UUniversity National Team 2013
#s#
Mangisto Arop
Arop
Jordan Bachynski
Bachynski
Murphy Burnatowski
Burnatowski
Justin Edwards
Edwards
Melvin Ejim
Ejim
#e#5
Mangisto Arop 198-F-90 Indiana St.
Jordan Bachynski 218-C-89 Arizona St.
Murphy Burnatowski 201-F-90 Colgate
Justin Edwards 190-PG-92 Kansas St.
Melvin Ejim 198-F-91 Iowa St.
Olivier Hanlan 193-PG-93 Boston Coll.
Brady Heslip 188-G-90 Baylor
Owen Klassen 208-F-91 Acadia Canada
Daniel Mullings 188-G N.Mexico St.
Grant Mullins 190-PG Columbia
Kevin Pangos 188-G-93 Gonzaga
Dwight Powell 208-F-91 Stanford
Laurent Rivard 196-G-91 Harvard
Philip Scrubb 190-G-92 Carleton Canada
Thomas Scrubb 196-F Carleton Canada
Kyle Wiltjer 208-F-92 Kentucky

Jay Triano Head Coach Portland TB USA
Dave Smart Assistant Carleton Canada
Greg Francis Assistant Waterloo Canada
Phil Handy Assistant Reno B. USA



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  CHINA   


POOH! its gone? - by Eurobasket Center

After leading the Shandong Flaming Bulls to a surprising CBA Finals berth and a #2 overall seed, its looks like Jeter Pooh (180-PG-83, college: Portland) may be exploring NBA options this coming season, rather then return to his former team, or China in general.

Rumors are surfacing that Jeter has numerous NBA teams interested, and that interest has turned serious over the course of the past week, with a number of workouts being scheduled in the weeks leading up to the NBA draft, Jeter is said to be considering offers from EuroLeague teams as well, but the NBA would come first.

Jeter, has had a stint in the league before, with the Sacramento Kings, so the league is familiar with the dynamic guard from Portland State, now with his success in China, playing both guard positions, and leading his team which finished near the bottom of the standings last season, to a finals berth, NBA teams are once again looking at Jeter to come in as a veteran backup guard role.

Jeter's one year in China, was a successful one, in which he was newcomer of the year, and by many fans opinions, the player of the year, and helped his club win. It would be wise for Shangdong to do whatever it takes to bring him back to China, as the results were shown.



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  COLOMBIA   


BAMBUQUEROS AND BUKAROS TO THE FINAL - by Victor Garcia

Bambuqueros and Bukaros achieved the right to play in the Final Playoff of the Porffesional Basketball Division, Liga DIRECTV .
In Bucaramanga Piratas start the game fighting hard to stay in the competition, but as long the game was arriving to the last quarter their players start to show signals of deep fatigue while Bukaros keep ruling the boards to win the game and the ticket to the finals.
Bukaros Freskaleche 99 N. Covington 30 pts, J. Edwin 22 pts.
Piratas de Bogota 79 L. Mendez 15 pts, E. Arteaga 14 pts.
BUKAROS WILL PLAY THE FINAL

Manizales OC did not found a way to make his offensive work, while the Bambuqueros had Stalin Ortiz (190-G-81, college: Valparaiso) on fire to lead the local team to a long victory.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 85 S. Ortiz 33 pts, R. Caicedo 15 pts
Manizales OC 72 C. Cortez 20 pts, J. Lewis 12 pts.
BAMBUQUEROS WILL PLAY THE FINAL



PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL DIVISION - SEMIFINAL PLAYOFFS 4TH GAMES - by Victor Garcia

Piratas and Bambuqueros made their Jobs and tied the series to forced a 5th game in each playoff.

In Bucaramanga the Piratas despite been undersized score 60 points in the paint to win the fourth game of the playoff, the game was plenty of controversy because the officials did not give a last second put back of Freddy Asprilla that could meant the victory for Bukaros, in the game Bukaros just had John Hernandez 14 minutes on the floor and it was a main factor to weak their defense, Edgar Moreno lead the Piratas performance with 21 pts and 7 assists, Jeff Fahnbulleh added 24 pts, Lawrence Gilbert had 27 in the yellow squad and Freddy Asprilla had 20.
Bukaros Freskaleche 88 L. Gilbert 27 pts, F. Asprlla 20 pts.
Piratas de Bogota 89 J. Fahnbulleh 24 pts, E. Moreno 21 pts + 8 assits.
SERIES TIED 2 -2

Bambuqueros overcome a bad first quarter and leaded by an extraordinary night of Darrin Dorsey (188-PG, college: Dakota Wesleyan) defeated the Manizales OC as local, the OC main guns Garris and Jordan collapsed and just reached 24 pts combined, neither the arrival of Jai Lewis did bring much help on his first game, Bambuqueros outrebounded the OC 36 to 22 a main factor on the game.
Bambuqueros Utrahuilca 92 D. Dorsey 37 pts, S. Ortiz 13 pts
Manizales OC 79 C. Cortez 21 pts, A. Jordan 13 pts
SERIES TIED 2-2



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  DENMARK   


Status of Danish National Team - by Christian Hamborg

Coach Pieti Poikola and the rest of his staff are getting ready for the games of the summer. A list of 46 players have been named to the preliminary roster but it already seems that the Danish National Team will have to make due without a number of important players.

Some of best young Danish talents have announced that they can not play because of obligations with their NCAA school programs. Sami Eleraky (210-C-93), Jonathan Gilling (201-F-91), Kevin Larsen (208-F-93), Anton Larsen (213-F/C-88), Philip Hertz (194-G/F-92) and Anders Haas (185-PG-92) are all playing for NCAA teams and can not participate. Another young promising player Rasmus Hansen (203-PF-95) is also unavailable.

Rasmus Larsen (212-C-94) and Soeren Olsen (185-PG-93) will not participate because of injuries and experienced guard Andreas Jakobsen (187-PG-83, college: Columbia, MO) has not made himself available.

It is also unclear whether Chris Christoffersen (218-C-79, college: Oregon) and Chanan Colman (191-G-84, college: Chipola) will represent the National team.

The Danish National Team will be selected among the following players:

Adam Holm-Wber (U20)
Adama Darboe (190-G-86)
Alan Voskuil (191-G-86, college: Texas Tech)
Alexander Bak (193-F-91)
Alexander Birketoft (U20)
Andreas Bigum (U20)
Casper Hesseldal (198-F-85, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Dickinson St.)
Casper Jorgensen (201-F-92)
Chris Nielsen (192-G/F-85)
Christian Benzon (190-G-93)
Christian Lindberg (195-F-83)
Claus Magaard (194-F/G-86)
Darko Jukic (198-G-90, agency: Two Points)
David Harder (195-F/G-87)
Esben Reinholt (U20)
Frederik Nielsen (180-PG-88)
Frederik Rungby (U20)
Gabriel Lundberg (U20)
Jacob Enevold Jensen (U20)
Jonas Zohore Bergstedt (210-C-91)
Kristoffer Gertz (U20)
Mads Frandsen (203-C/F-90)
Mathias Seilund (201-F-90)
Mikael Nielsen (178-PG-90)
Mike Flowers (194-G-86, college: Barton, NC)
Mikkel Plannthin (195-G-88, agency: FCM)
Morten Sahlertz (198-F-89)
Nicolai Iversen (205-F/C-80, college: San Jose City JC)
Peter Dahl Knudsen (195-G/F-88)
Peter Moller (190-G-94)
Shavon Shields (U20)
Soren Sorensen (196-F/C-88)
Thomas Laerke (194-G/F-91)
Zarko Jukic (U20)



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   


Huellas del Siglo avoid winless season, beat Rafael Barias - by Eurobasket News

Huellas del Siglo avoided a big embarrassment of not winning a single game at the District National season. They defeated Rafael Barias 95:88 for the firs win. Oscar Balbuena stepped up with 26 points to pace the winners.
Huellas del Siglo strongly opened the game. They grabbed a 26:15 lead after ten minutes. Siglo maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They posted a 48:36 halftime advantage. Rafael Barrias cut the deficit in the third term. The league leaders narrowed the gap at 10-point mark with one period remaining. Rafael Barrias exploded with 30 points in the fourth stanza but could not avoid the loss. Pablo Perez and Henry Valdez provided 18 points each for Huellas del Siglo. Fransisco Dager responded with 20 points for Rafael Barias. Santos Martinez (198-G/F-81, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: Livingstone) chipped in 19 points in the loss.



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  EL SALVADOR   


San Marcos and UTEC take Game 1 - by Jaime Arevalo

In Game 1 on Apertura Semifinals, San Marcos prevailed over Leones, 85-68, moving to 1-0 in aggregate result. Title holders of San Marcos were led by Carlos Arias (200-F/C-89) (21 pts), Oscar Rivera (190-F-80) (19) and Martin Ignacio Ramos (170-PG-92) (14). At Leones side, the best were Eduardo Garcia (191-F-88) with 19 points and Arturo Escamilla (185-F-77) with 14.
In the other series, Universidad Tecnolgica (UTEC) clearly defeated Centro Educativo Denver, 85-70.
Game 2 will be played on thursday, June 6.



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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE   


Eurobasket Summer League, Indianapolis will be here in two weeks! - by ESL News

We are very excited about the Eurobasket Summer League in Indianapolis which will be here in two weeks and runs from June 14th to June 16th. Indianapolis kicks off the summer as one of nine of the Eurobasket Summer League events. Over 500 players who have attended the ESL events the past five years are currently playing professionally in seventy (70) different leagues globally. Please click the following link http://www.eurobasketsummerleague.com/Players-Abroad.asp to verify the former ESL players and their current league. The ESL only features quality players with either professional experience or former NCAA players who have had very successful college careers. Eurobasket is the most powerful on-line media tool for the global basketball market as 1.2 million basketball related users frequent the site on a monthly basis. There are no other summer events that can compete with the Eurobasket Summer League as www.eurobasket.com dedicates front-page priority coverage of the ESL leagues, standings, statistics, game reports and all tournament teams. Also, we have a live professional video crew at each event that will uploading each and every game immediately following each contest. Spots are still available in Indianapolis as well as other ESL events, so dont miss out on the number one showcase event for your talent in the world at the Eurobasket Summer League.


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  EUROCUP   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Walter HODGE
  Stelmet ZG
  (183-PG-86)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Hodge, Stelmet ZG21.1 
 2. Rakocevic, Crvena19.5 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK18.5 
 4. McKee, Triumph17.9 
 5. Ray, Ratiopharm16.5 
 6. Eidson, Unics16.5 
 7. Karasev, Triumph16.1 
 8. Delaney, Budivelnyk16.1 
 9. Bryant, Ratiopharm16.0 
 10. Brown, Lokomotiv15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BRYANT
  Ratiopharm
  (208-C-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Bryant, Ratiopharm9.0 
 2. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 3. Maric, Lokomotiv7.3 
 4. Lyons, Budivelnyk7.3 
 5. Landry, Triumph7.1 
 6. Stimac, Banvit BK6.8 
 7. Savovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 8. Vitkovac, Buducno.6.6 
 9. Ndong, Galatasaray6.0 
 10. Drozdov, Budiveln.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Nick CALATHES
  Lokom.
  (198-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Calathes, Lokom.6.7 
 2. McKee, Triumph6.1 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG5.6 
 4. Wright, Spartak SP5.5 
 5. Kalnietis, Lokomot.5.2 
 6. Rowland, VEF Riga4.8 
 7. Satoransky, Cajasol4.8 
 8. Markovic, Valencia4.7 
 9. Welsch, CEZ N.4.3 
 10. Chatman, Unics4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Tywain MCKEE
  Triumph
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. McKee, Triumph2.4 
 2. Chatman, Unics2.0 
 3. Doellman, Valencia1.7 
 4. Brown, Lokomotiv1.7 
 5. Mejia, Banvit BK1.6 
 6. Wright, Spartak SP1.6 
 7. Hosley, Stelmet ZG1.5 
 8. Carter, Spartak SP1.4 
 9. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.4 
 10. Eidson, Unics1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Charles DAVIS
  Banvit BK
  (205-C-84)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 2. Naymick, CEZ N.1.2 
 3. Balvin, Cajasol1.2 
 4. Anisimovas, Budiv.1.2 
 5. Lishchuk, Valencia1.0 
 6. Nankivil, Ratiopha.1.0 
 7. Theis, Ratiopharm0.9 
 8. Vougioukas, Unics0.9 
 9. Carter, Spartak SP0.9 
 10. Ndong, Galatasar.0.8 



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Laboral Kutxa split ways with Zan Tabak - by Eurobasket News

Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) is officially out of Laboral Kutxa. The team announced the departure of the head coach. The Croatian specialist took over the team midway through the last season. He replaced Dusko Ivanovic on the bridge. Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) revived the EuroLeague campaign for Laboral Kutxa. The team however lost to CSKA in the quarterfinal series. But the biggest disappointment came in the Spanish League. Laboral Kutxa entered the playoff series versus Gran Canaria as favourites but suffered the decisive defeat at home court in Game 3 and got eliminated. Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) worked as assistant coach with Real Madrid and Cajasol Sevilla. He also guided Girona and Trefl Sopot before joining Laboral Kutxa.
Laboral Kutxa is reportedly in talks with Jurij Zdovc about the possible head coach contract.



Joan Plaza leaves Zalgiris Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Joan Plaza announced his departure from Zalgiris. The Spanish coach made the decision public during the press-conference today. 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.
Joan Plaza has previously worked with Cajasol, Real Madrid and Joventut U20 team. He was named All-ULEC Cup Coach of the Year in 2007.



Crvena zvezda Telekom officially provided Euroleague spot - by Igor Obradovic

After the victory in the semifinals of the Adriatic League against a team from Kragujevac, Radnicki were rumors that the Crvena zvezda secured participation in the Euroleague,

Having Crvena zvezda was defeated in the final of the Adriatic League it is had to wait for the outcomes of national leagues in Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia (VTB League) and Lithuania to secure their spot for the B license in Euroleague competition.
To Crvena zvezda play in the Euroleague was required to take place three matching results in these leagues and the teams with A license to win the national championship titles.
Yesterday was the last match to joining Olympiakos and Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup final. Before this two teams, Crvena zvezda was "pushed" in the Euroleague by CSKA, who win against Khimki in VTB League semi-finals and so secured most points in combined table (VTB + Russia).
First good result for Crvena zvezda was brought by Zalgiris, who became the new/old champion of Lithuania. They outcome Lietuvos Rytas in final series.
And for the officially Crvena zvezda participation in Euroleague took care of the already mentioned giants from Greece, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos

After the season 1998/99, Crvena zvezda is back in the old continent's most elite competition.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS   


Fotis Katsikaris names Russian NT preliminary roster - by Eurobasket News

Fotis Fotis Katsikaris (agency: FCM ) named preliminary roster that would prepare for the upcoming 2013 EuroBasket. The list included 17 players. Andrei Kirilenko (209-F-81), Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) previously announced that they would miss the championship.

The preliminary roster includes:
Egor Vyaltsev (192-PG-85), Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport), Dmitry Khvostov (190-G-89), Sergey Bykov (190-G-83), Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90), Eugeny Voronov (194-G-86), Anton Ponkrashov (200-SG-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Dmitry Kulagin (197-F-92), Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport), Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Nikita Balashov (207-F-91), Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87), Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group), Sergey Monya (202-PF-83), Alexey Zhukanenko (210-F-86, agency: Alti Sport), Timofey Mozgov (215-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Dmitry Sokolov (214-C-85).

It is also become known that Oleg Meleschenko and Mikhail Solovyev will assist Fotis Fotis Katsikaris (agency: FCM ) in Slovenia. Russia will play 9 friendly games as part of their preparation for the EuroBasket. They will face Latvia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Finland and Ukraine. Russia tip off their EuroBasket campaign against Italy on September 4. They will also face Finland, Greece, Sweden and Turkey in preliminary Group D at the tournament. Russia claimed Bronze medals at 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania.



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  FBA   

Standings

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


Rebels Fall to Flight - by Andrew Phillips

(Tampa, FL) - The Florida Flight defeated the Tampa Bay Rebels 80-75 in Orlando this past weekend. The game was close from the tip-off with neither team pulling ahead by more than six points. The Rebels had their lowest shooting percentage from the field and the free throw line in the season. From the field, the team shot only 33% while also turning in their least efficient performance from the free throw line this season, shooting only 53% at the charity stripe.

"We had 13 steals on the defensive end, but tonight we couldnt make any shots from the field or the free throw line. Every team has a bad game every now and then, tonight was our turn. We'll go back to the drawing board and be ready for the next one," Coach Fernando Rojas commented after the game.

The Rebels will look to snap their recent skid when they host the Heartland Prowl, who stand at 4-1, on Saturday, June 8th at 7pm at Freedom High School in New Tampa. Children 13 and under receive free admission to the game, while those over 13 can purchase tickets for only $10. Tickets can be purchased at the RSole store located in the University Square Mall near USF or at the Freedom High School gymnasium prior to tip-off. Additional information can also be found at www.tampabayrebels.com.



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  FINLAND   


KORISLIIGA: Head Coach Ilkka Palviainen re-signed - by Rauno Hurmalainen

YMCA Lahti and Head Coach Ilkka Palviainen , 33, have re-signed a 1-year-contract, which means Palviainen will start his second season at the end of YMCA Lahti bench. Palviainen led his team into 13-31 record during his first year as YMCA Lahti Head Coach. Team Lahti was # 11 in Top League (Korisliiga) and was saved on top level. Right now there is only one contract for 2013-14 season concerning the players. Aleksi Alanen (194-G/F-91) (7,2 ppg - 2,6 rpg) will continue on team's roster.


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  FRANCE   


Le Mans bring in DaShaun Wood - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans announced the name of another newcomer. DaShaun Wood (185-PG-85, college: Wright St.) will play for the French team in the next season. The guard has played in Germany since 2010. Last two seasons DaShaun Wood spent with ALBA. Last season the guard notched 9.8 points, 2.5 assists and 1.6 boards per game in EuroLeague. He also tallied 11.7 points, 3.3 assists, 2.0 boards and 1.4 steals per game in Bundesliga. Previously DaShaun Wood played for Skyliners, Benetton Treviso and Cantu. The guard was named All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year in 2011. He was named into All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team in 2012. DaShaun Wood also made it into EuroCup All-Imports Team the same season.


Evreux eye SyPir Traore - by Eurobasket News

Evreux are working actively on the market. They are reportedly in talks with SyPir Traore (204-F-85). The Burkinabe forward spent the last season with Angers BC 49. SyPir Traore posted 10.5 points, 6.3 boards, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.1 blocks per appearance. Before joining Angers in 2009 SyPir Traore had spells for Chalon-Sur-Saone U20 team and Longwy-Rehon. He was named All-French N1 Most Improved Player of the Year in 2008. SyPir Traore made it into All-French N1 1st Team in 2011. He joined Burkino Faso National Team last year. SyPir Traore is currently training with Burkina Faso and is expected to sign a deal with Evreux after returning to Europe.
Evreux signed Pierre-Etienne Drouault (194-G/F-90) yesterday.



Evreux pen deal with Pierre-Etienne Drouault - by Eurobasket News

Evreux have agreed on terms of contract with Pierre-Etienne Drouault (194-G/F-90). The forward signed a two-year deal with the team. Last two seasons Pierre-Etienne Drouault spent with Angers BC 49. Last season the forward notched 12.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in NM1. Previously Pierre-Etienne Drouault played for Le Mans U21 team.
Evreux in the meantime split ways with Garry Florimont (203-C-87). Evreux has reportedly proposed two-year extension for the player but Gary Garry Florimont refused the offer. He notched 8.3 points and 3.9 rebounds per game in ProB last season.



Chalon hire Mickael Hay - by Eurobasket News

Elan Chalon named the new head coach. They hired Mickael Hay to lead the team in the next season. Hay replaces Gregor Beugnot . Mickael Hay is reported to have signed a one-year deal with the team. The specialist spent the last two seasons with Chalon. He worked as assistant coach. Previously Mickael Hay guided Angers for four seasons.


Simon Darnauzan pens deal with Bourg - by Eurobasket News

Simon Darnauzan (178-PG-80) will start their next season with Bourg. The point guard inked a two-year deal with the team. Last season Simon Darnauzan spent with Aix-Maurienne. He notched 9.8 points, 4.6 assists, 1.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game in ProB. It was the fourth straight season with Aix-Maurienne for the guard. Previously he played for Besancon, St. Quentin, Orleans and Lourdes. Darnauzan claimed ProB title in 2008. The guard made it into French ProB All-Domestic Players Team in 2007. He also earned All-French ProB Honourable Mention in 2012. Simon Darnauzan was the member of U18 French National Team in 1998.


Le Portel sign Matthew Gibson - by Eurobasket News

Le Portel announced the name of their second recruit for the next season. They agreed on terms of contract with Matthew Gibson (196-G-84). The guard spent the last season in Finland. Matthew Gibson played for Lappeenranta NMKY. His stats read 20.5 points, 5.1 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game in Korisliiga. Previously Matthew Gibson had stints in Mexico, ABA, UBL, Finland, Belgium, Venezuela and Romania. He was named into All-Romanian League 2nd Team in 2009. Matthew Gibson earned All-Finnish Korisliiga Honourable Mention in 2010. Finally the guard made it into All-Finnish Korisliiga 1st Team last season.
Le Portel inked the deal with Gary Chathuant (195-SF-83) several days ago.



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Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Aleksandar KOSTOSKI
  Kumanovo
  (186-G-88)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Kostoski, Kumanovo20.7 
 2. Abukar, Rabotnicki18.3 
 3. Stojanovski, MZT S.17.4 
 4. Cekovski, MZT S.16.6 
 5. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.16.5 
 6. Trajkovski, Feni I.16.1 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija16.1 
 8. Lukovic, Kumanovo15.5 
 9. Dimcevski, Kuman.13.7 
 10. Tasovski, Lirija13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo9.9 
 2. Kerkez, Vardar9.6 
 3. Trajkovski, Feni I.7.0 
 4. Radunovic, Lirija7.0 
 5. Gecevski, MZT S.6.8 
 6. Kostevski, Vardar6.8 
 7. Cekovski, MZT S.5.8 
 8. Abukar, Rabotnicki5.7 
 9. Tasovski, Lirija5.7 
 10. Jelesijevic, Rabo.5.6 
Assists Per Game
 Goran SAMARDZIEV
  Feni I.
  (187-G-81)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Samardziev, Feni I.4.3 
 2. Kostoski, Kumanovo3.7 
 3. Karadzovski, Kozuv3.7 
 4. McIntosh, Feni I.3.3 
 5. Mijajlovic, Kozuv3.2 
 6. Morban, del Siglo3.2 
 7. Petrovski, Rabotni.3.1 
 8. Bogoev, MZT Skopje3.1 
 9. Sokolov, Feni I.2.8 
 10. Cekovski, MZT S.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Balsa RADUNOVIC
  Lirija
  (207-F/C-80)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Radunovic, Lirija1.8 
 2. Dimcevski, Kuman.1.6 
 3. Jevdic, ABA S.1.4 
 4. Morban, del Siglo1.4 
 5. Stojanovski, MZT S.1.3 
 6. Stajic, Lirija1.3 
 7. Ugrinoski, Lirija1.1 
 8. Kerkez, Vardar1.1 
 9. Simonovski, Feni I.1.1 
 10. Mijajlovic, Kozuv1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Kumanovo
  (212-C-89)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lukovic, Kumanovo1.8 
 2. Trajkovski, Feni I.1.1 
 3. Gecevski, MZT S.1.0 
 4. Lee-Ingram, Kuman.0.9 
 5. Jelesijevic, Rabot.0.9 
 6. Simic, Lirija0.8 
 7. Radunovic, Lirija0.8 
 8. Pavlovski, Kozuv0.7 
 9. Abukar, Rabotnicki0.5 
 10. Arsic, ABA S.0.5 



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The Artland Dragons Sign Michael Wenzl - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Artland Dragons got busy today reeling in Michael Wenzl (209-C-91) giving him a one year deal. Wenzl is a 22 year old 210cm center that last year played Pro A basketball in Goettingen. For Goettingen he played 33 games: 6.0ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP-2 (69.5%), 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 54.9%. "He is a young talented player that has potential and can grow into the team. He can become a good Beko BBL player", stressed Artland Dragons head coach Tyron Mccoy. Wenzl started his basketball career with Ratiopharm Ulm in 2009 where he already got into some Beko BBL games as an 18 year old under Michael Taylor. Wenzl has played a total of 48 Beko BBL games. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro B All-Newcomers Team -11, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -12German Bundesliga Regular Season Runner-Up -12, German Bundesliga Finalist -12, and German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -13

Source: Artland Dragons





The Fraport Skyliners Haul In Stefan Ilzhoefer - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Fraport Skyliners continue to show that they want to continue to develop young German players and today brought in Stefan Alexander Ilzhoefer (200-F-95).giving him a two year deal with an option. He will belong to the 12 man Beko BBL roster and also have a license for the Pro B team. Ilzhoefer is an 18 year old 198cm small forward that last season played for the Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BBL): 1 game: 0pts; German ProA: 1 game: 2pts, also played at BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (2.Regionalliga), played also at VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA): 1 game: 2pts, 1reb, 2steals, 1rbs, 2stl. In his Beko BBL debut last season, he played in the first regular season game against the Fraport Skyliners. "I am happy to be able to play for Frankfurt next season and am excited about the challenge. The conditions there are perfect. The practice place is near the apartment and i see alot of perspective on the court. Next season I want to get experience with the Pro B team, but I also want to make the jump to the Beko BBL team", stated Stefan Ilzhoefer. "He is a very talented player that can be inserted at the position three and four and has a good feeling for the game. He still has a lot of hard work in front of him. We want him to develop and practice with the beko BBL team. He is mainly planned for our Pro B team, but one never knows how young players develop within a season", stated Fraport Skyliners head coach Gordon Herbert. He started his basketball career in 2009 with BSG Ludwigsburg junior team. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U15 National Team -10, German U16 National Team -11, European Championships U16 in Czech Republic -11: 9 games: 4.9ppg, 3.1rpg, and German 2.Regionalliga (Southwest-South Group) Runner-Up -12

Source: Fraport Skyliners






The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg Keep Johannes Joos - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg might have lost Stefam Ilzhoefer today, but kept another very good young talent with Johannes Joos (204-F-95) Joos is an 18 year old 204cm forward that started his basketball career with BG Tamm/ Bietigheim. Last season he played for the Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BBL), played mostly at BBA Ludwigsburg U19 team (NBBL), also played at BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (2.Regionalliga). He played three Beko BBL games and for the NBBL team averaged 12,6ppg and 6,6rpg. The team announced that Joos will belong to the Neckar Riesen roster and also play for the U19 team and for BBA Ludwigsburg. "I have found the optimal conditions at the basketball academy the last three years to devlop and ma happy that I can remain in Ludwigsburg", stated Johannes Joos

Source: Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg



Johannes Lange Retires - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


German center JJohannes Lange (208-C-85) announced his retirement today. Lange is a 27 year old 208cm center that can look back on a long career in the German second Bundesliga where he played 9 total seasons for teams like Rhondorf, Osnabruck, Karlsrhue and MBC. He played a total of 218 games in the Pro A and Pro B and last season finally reached the beko BBL with MBC playing seven games and averaging 3,3ppg. "I am very sad about making this decision but I feel that the right time has come to make the next step. Since I wasnt able to show what I wanted to on teh court, I have decided to take a step back and not play professional basketball anymore. This step wasnt easy, but I would like to devlop further as a person and on the job. I want to thank the MBC fans for the great time. It was a lot of fun to play here", stated JJohannes Lange.

Source: Mitteldeutscher BC



4 Ludwigsburg Youngsters On German U-18 National Team - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

It is always nice when it isnt always organizations like Bamberg or Ulm making waves about their strong youth work, but also positive when young Germans are making development in other places. One team that can boast a little this early summer and try to shine the light away from their surprising 17th spot in the Beko BBL are the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. It is still unknown where they will play next season, but one thing is for sure, they have four very talented players on the U-18 German national team. Head coach Kay Bluemel has nominated Stefan Ilzhefer, Johannes Joos und Robert Zinn (195-G-95) and for the first time Gianni Otto. Ilzhoefer moved to teh Fraport Skyliners today, but the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg have a had alot to do for his progress as a player.

One thing that is very positive in the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg organization is that young players have many opportunities to play basketball as last season Stefan Ilzhoefer played 1 game in the Beko BBL0pts; German ProA: 1 game: 2pts, also played at BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (2.Regionalliga), played also at VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA): 1 game: 2pts, 1reb, 2steals, 1rbs, 2stl. Johannes Joos played three Beko BBL games and for BBA Ludwigsburg U19 team (NBBL), also played at BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (2.Regionalliga). Robert Zinn played for BSG Basket Ludwigsburg (2.Regionalliga), in Feb.'13 signed at VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA): 1 game: 2pts, 2rbs, later that month moved to Neckar RIESEN Ludwigsburg (BBL): 2 games: 1.0ppg, played also at BBA Ludwigsburg U19 team (NBBL), in Mar.'13 agreed terms with VfL Kirchheim Knights (ProA): 1 game: 2pts, 2reb. Gianni Otto played for the BSG Basket Ludwigsburg U19 team. Last weekend, they were able to show their talent at a five day training session with the U-18 team in Kienbaum and there is a good chance that one or more players could play at the international game on June 25th in Ludwigsburg in the old Rundsporthalle against France.




Stanley Burrell (We Never Established A True Identity) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Stanley Burrell (191-PG-84) is a 28 year old 190cm point guard from Indianapolis that just completed his first season in the Beko BBL for the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven. He played at Xavier from 2004-2008 and in his senior year played 37 games: 9.7ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg, FGP: 39.1%, 3Pts: 39.3%, FT: 82.3%. He played a total of 132 NCAA games. In 2008-2009, he turned professional and played for Bosna ASA BH Telecom Sarajevo (Bosnia-D1): Adriatic League: 17 games: 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.8apg, FGP: 58.8%, 3PT: 10.5%, FT: 72.2%, left team in Jan.'09, in Feb.'09 moved to Austin Toros (D-League): 23 games: 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.0apg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 76.9%. In 2009-2010, he played for VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Belgium-D1, starting five): 31 games: 10.8ppg, 2.1rpg, Assists-1 (4.6apg), FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 67.4%. In 2010-2011, he played for Generali Okapi Aalstar (Belgium-D1): EuroChallenge Qualifying Round: 2 games: 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg, 2.0spg; Belgian League: 36 games: 8.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.7apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 56.6%, 3PT: 29.6%, FT: 66.0%. In 2011-2012, he played for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-PLK, starting five): 39 games: 15.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.8apg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 81.9%. He spoke to Eurobasket after the end of the 2012-2013 Beko BBL season.

Where are you currently and what was the first thing you did when you arrived in the States?

Im currently back in my hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana.
The first thing I did when I arrived home was surprise my mother at her job. She was in tears and had no idea I was back in the country already. It was a great moment!


You played your first season in the Beko BBL with the Eisaberen Bremerhaven after playing in countries like Bosnia, Belgium and Poland. How challenging was it for you playing in the Beko BBL?

Surprisingly, it wasnt as challenging as I thought it was going to be. The summer/offseason before coming to Germany, I trained harder than I had ever trained in my career.... (As you can see in the highlight video I had posted on Eurobasket.com and my facebook fan page) I knew the BBL was one of the top leagues in all of Europe, so I wanted to be prepared. I didnt know what to expect, so I just prepared myself for EVERYTHING. That hard work in the offseason put my confidence in my game at a high level. I was ready to show what I was capable of in Germany. To come in my first season in the league, be an All Star, and almost lead the league in scoring, I proved what I was capable of.

What was the main distinct difference that set the Beko BBL apart from the the other leagues that you played in?

Driving Lanes and Passing Lanes closed up much faster in the BBL than they did in any other league I was in before...
In previous years I was able to get all the way to the rim anytime I wanted, but this past season in Germany it was much more difficult. The lanes were more clogged up. I knew I had one of the best "Mid-Range Games" in the league and so I quickly adjusted and depended on that, instead of over-penetrating and getting myself into tough situations on the floor. If I didnt have a good mid range shot I probably wouldve struggled a bit this past season in Germany.


If someone had told you in pre season that the Eisbaeren Bremerhaven would finish the season out of the playoffs at position 11 with a record of 15-19 what would you have said?

I honestly wouldve believed them. You see, I have a clear understanding of just how vital and crucial the preparation/practice is for the games. Our "preparation" was not good all season in my opinion. We didnt practice like a playoff team, so we didnt perform like a playoff team!!! The mindset in the team from the moment I arrived in August was more on the side of being friendly and "buddy-buddy" than on the serious & focused side. Most of that rolled over into the games and the result of the season was exactly what we worked hard enough for--> 11th Place & No Playoffs!

It was a total roller coaster season where Bremerhaven started the season losing its first three games, then won six of seven and then never had more than a two game winning streaks? What went wrong after the stretch where the team won six of seven games?

Well, every team and every season will have those moments where you dont play as well or you go through a "bad stretch". Thats normal. Our stretch unfortunately lasted longer because when times got tough we had no "identity" to fall back on. Usually when a team hits a rough patch you try to go "back to the basics" (or back to your rules defensively & offsensively), and with us NEVER ESTABLISHING A TRUE IDENTITY for our team all season, we were basically like a lost and confused team on the court at times. That leads to consistent bad play.

The team had so much talent. Were the right player pieces missing from the 2012-2013 Eisbaeren Bremerhaven?

I agree we did have some talent on this team. Definitely more than enough to be a playoff team in Germany. Sure, in my opinion we were really undersized in the frontcourt, which other BBL teams took advantage of against us. Its something that I noticed early and asked for more help on the interior but the response from coach was the addition of two more guards, Kevin Kruger and then Terrell Everett. Both good players in my opinion, but it didnt address our need of frontcourt help at all. Teams killed us on the boards and in the paint, but even with all of that being said, we still had good enough players to have a better season than what we had. No doubt!

I saw two Bremerhaven games in October and November where you beat Giessen and Frankfurt and then two horrible loses in March in Frankfurt and Wurzburg. Both teams looked like day and night. It seemed like after a seemingly well balanced team chemistry in November, there was nothing in March. How can you explain a period of four months where a curve backwards is so obvious?

Inconsistent Preparation Leads To Inconsistent Performance. Period.


You were the leading scorer on the team and saved the team in many games with your scoring effort, but also pulled out your passing ability and playmaking in other games. However in the Frankfurt game at times it seemed like you were being ignored by players. Was there more of a rift within the team that wasnt as present from the outside onlooker?

From my view and my position, its all about respect and trust. As the year goes along and you notice certain things on and off the court and on a consistent basis in practice/preparation, you either gain or lose trust in people. I could say so much more, but Ill just leave it at that.

What was more of a season highlight the win in OT against FC Bayern Munich or the win against the Brose Baskets Bamberg?

The win versus the champs, Bamberg was great!! The night before that game I had told the fans how much I respected their team but that I really wanted to beat them and have the final home game be one to remember. For it to actually go the way I had planned (and actually even better) was special. But honestly the win vs Bayern Munich was the highlight of the season!!! It was a "redemption game" in so many ways. The first time I played vs Munich I was horrible. It was the worse game of the season for me and I really felt like I let my team down. I had the rematch marked on my calendar. It felt good to bounce back and play the way Im capable of playing and lead my team to the win.
It was also a "redemption game" for our team because we had just played the Artland Dragons at OVB Arena in front of 10,000 fans and lost by 22pts!!! Embarrassing performance for us and so to get a second chance, have the fans come out in full force again, and perform GREAT as a team, it made that night and that moment really special.


How much fun was it watching young German players like Anthony Canty and Jusuf El Domiaty develop. Canty has been known for some years now, but it seems like El Domiaty made a huge jump this season. What do you like most about his game?

Im really proud of both of those guys!!! Both are great people first and foremost and they both work hard at their individual game. In my opinion they both couldve helped so much more had they were just given the opportunity. Anthony Canty helped me so much throughout the course of the year. Much more than people realized. Many nights he was in the gym with me getting extra shots up after practice. He also knew the league very well, he knew how things worked, and he was constantly in my ear and preparing me for what was coming my way. Jusuf was one of our best defenders and could shoot the ball really well from deep. He stayed professional, stayed ready, and so when his opportunity finally came, he was prepared to step on the court and produce for us. I really respect him for that.

The Beko BBL is a league of great point guards. Which point guard was the most challenging that you played against this season?

Honestly, I felt like I had the advantage at my position everytime I stepped on the court this season. Due to my size and strength at the point guard position I was pretty much able to do whatever I wanted each night with not too much resistance from the opposition. Other BBL teams recognized that and focused more attention on me with their other players.
But just from a "respect standpoint" based on what theyve done over the years in this league, the guards I respected the most in the BBL were Julius Jenkins, Trese Rice, Dashaun Wood, Anton Gavel, And Jared Jordan.
(I did my homework and each of those players were on my "list" last offseason as I prepared for Germany)


For a guy coming from Indianapolis where there is no real water, how did you like living in Bremerhaven at the sea? What was your favorite place there to relax and forget about basketball for 10 minutes?

Hahahaha!! Very true about Indy. No water at all. Yes, I really enjoyed living in Bremerhaven. As I think back to all the locations Ive been in my career, Bremerhaven has definitely been the best location off the court for me. Im naturally a "homebody" and like to stay in as much as possible but every now and then I would get out and enjoy a walk near the centrum & coast with my girlfriend, Dina. It was a blessing to live there last season.


Who would win a one on one game in practice you or Seffton Jackson?

Stefon was one of the best on ball defenders in our league last season. A lot of the times if the fans got to the game early, they'd see me and Stefon playing one of one before each game. After playing against him all season in practice, it felt easy when I faced smaller & slower guards in the game. But one on one, I'd take him down. Hahahaha!!

There have been rumors that you will be staying in Germany. How good are the chances and would you like to remain in Germany?

Chances are very high that I will stay in Germany next season. I really loved played in this league. The support from the fans is incredible. Off the court, things were handled so professionally and I was able to just focus on my job of playing basketball. When it comes down to me making a decision for next season, being in this league again is absolutely #1 to me, BUT this is a business and anything can happen.
I have support and interest from other teams & countries that I will take into consideration as well. We'll see how it goes.


You played against New Yorker Phantom Dennis Schroeder this season where you both had 18 points. He had five assists and you three assists and both played 30 plus minutes and you got the win. He is projected as a possible first round NBA draft pick. Do you see the kid having a NBA career?

Absolutely! Dennis has come a long way. He is best friends with one of the players I was closest with on our team, Bazou Kone. Bazou told me a lot about him and how far he's come and I have nothing but respect for the kid. He's worked hard to improve his game and I respect players like that.I played against him in a preseason game when I played for Energa Czarni. Only thing he could do was play good on the ball defense but now you see him penetrating, facilitating, and shooting the three point shot at a consistent rate. Thats all because he invested the time on his game during the summer. He reminds me a lot of Rajon Rondo and so I definitely think he can play in the NBA. Im wishing him the best during the draft process.


How does an off season work out day look like for Stanley Burrell?

Early morning workout is all basketball. I put 2hrs on the clock and I go through an exhausting on the court workout ....
Leave the gym, get lunch, spend some time with my family ...
Then come back in the afternoon for my weight lifting session, pilates, or yoga. Some days Im adding in the pool workout as well.
Next month Im setting a goal to make well over ten thousand three pointers!!! Evaluating myself from last season, I shot over 52% from 2pt range and 86% from the free throw line. I have to shoot the three ball at a better clip than I did last season. That will make me even more dangerous on the court next season. Considering everything that was going on around me, I was the best guard in the german league last season, and I want to maintain that level for those that agree and prove wrong those that dont. I took a lot of time off this offseason because next season will be the longest season of my career. Whichever team I play for will be competing deep into the playoffs next season. Thats the goal and thats what I have to prepare myself for RIGHT NOW!!!


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Alex Cross.


Thanks Stan for the chat.




Hackenesch heading to Essen - by Moritz Korff

2. Bundesliga Pro A outfit ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen has confirmed the signing of Christoph Hackenesch (204-F/C-86). The 27-year-old big man will transfer from Pro B team Hertener Loewen to Essen. "Christoph is a very important signing for us", ETB coach Igor Krizanovic said, "in my opinion he was one of the best post players in the Pro B last season."
Hackenesch averaged 12.5 points and 8.2 rebounds a contest for Herten last season and was named Eurobasket.com All-Pro B Honorable Mention.



Justin Smith signs on for second season at Schalke - by Moritz Korff

Justin Smith (201-F/C-87, college: Hawaii-Hilo) has signed a new contract which ties him to FC Schalke 04 until the spring of 2014. Smith led the Royal Blues in scoring (23.4 points a game) and rebounding (9.5 boards per contest) throughout the 2012-13 season and received Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga West 2nd Team honors following his first year with the Gelsenkirchen team. The 2011 Hawaii-Hilo graduate will enter his third pro season.


Ward agrees Herzoege stay - by Moritz Korff

Demetrius Ward (190-G-90, college: W.Michigan) has agreed a new contract with 2. Bundesliga Pro B team Herzoege Wolfenbuettel. The 22-year-old guard averaged 8.8 points and 3 boards a contest last season. He posted a personal season-high 28 points in the first round of the Pro B playoffs against TV Langen. "Demetrius is capable of playing any position from one to four and will play a bigger role on our new team than he did in the past", Wolfenbuettel coach Thorsten Weinhold stated. "He can score from outside and finish in the lane, which makes him very valuable for us and unpredictable for any other team."


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Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Ilysiakos
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Stoglin, Ilysiakos19.9 
 2. Pappas, Panionios17.0 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.15.3 
 4. McCollum, Apollo.15.1 
 5. Dendy, Darussafaka14.9 
 6. Coleman, Kavala14.4 
 7. Kiritsis, Ikaros14.0 
 8. McGrath, Zalgiris13.3 
 9. Haralampidis, PAOK13.2 
 10. Printezis, Olympi.13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Palmer, KAOD8.3 
 2. Papadopoulos, PAOK8.2 
 3. Faye, Ikaros7.5 
 4. Anagonye, Ilysiak.7.3 
 5. Jankovic, Panionios6.7 
 6. Coleman, Kavala6.6 
 7. Michel, KAOD6.0 
 8. Petway, AGOR5.9 
 9. Haritopoulos, Luko.5.9 
 10. Charissis, Aris5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vassilis SPANOULIS
  Olympiacos
  (193-G-82)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Spanoulis, Olympia.5.8 
 2. Diamantidis, Panat.5.3 
 3. Liakopoulos, Panel.4.7 
 4. McGrath, Zalgiris3.8 
 5. Petroulas, Periste.3.7 
 6. Papantoniou, Peris.3.5 
 7. Gibson, Ikaros3.3 
 8. Hatten, Kolossos3.1 
 9. Pappas, Panionios3.0 
 10. Haralampidis, PAOK3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin PALMER
  KAOD
  (198-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Palmer, KAOD2.4 
 2. Grant, Apollon2.0 
 3. Hatten, Kolossos1.8 
 4. Pappas, Panionios1.8 
 5. Klaiber, Apollon1.7 
 6. McCollum, Apollo.1.6 
 7. Mantzaris, Olympia.1.4 
 8. Pelekanos, Aris1.4 
 9. Knowles, KAOD1.4 
 10. Liakopoulos, Pane.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Brent PETWAY
  AGOR
  (204-F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Petway, AGOR2.5 
 2. Michel, KAOD1.4 
 3. Faye, Ikaros1.4 
 4. Coleman, Kavala1.2 
 5. Turner, Apollon1.1 
 6. Achara, Kavala1.1 
 7. Charissis, Aris1.0 
 8. Lasme, Panathin.1.0 
 9. Hines, Olympiacos0.7 
 10. Powell, Olympiacos0.7 


Olympiacos and Panathinaikos sweep the Semifinal games - by Eurobasket News

Panionios - Panathinaikos 62-64 (0-3)

The guests trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 64-62. Panathinaikos outrebounded Panionios 40-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for American guard Ramel Curry (192-80, college: CSU Bakersfield) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points and 6 rebounds. The former international guard Dimitris Diamantidis (196-80) helped adding 9 points and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was guard Ioannis Athineou (194-88, agency: FCM) with 13 points and naturalized Serbian forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: FCM) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Panionios: I.Athineou 13+3reb+2ast, M.Batis 10+5ast, V.Jankovic 9+5reb+2ast, N.Pappas 9+4reb, W.Keys 8+2reb, G.Bogris 7+2reb
Panathinaikos: R.Curry 13+6reb, D.Diamantidis 9+4reb+5ast, M.Bramos 9+4reb+1ast, S.Schortsanitis 8+3reb, S.Lasme 8+6reb+2ast, K.Tsartsaris 4+3reb
gschID: 242018


AGOR - Olympiacos 67-80 (0-3)

The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. AGOR was better in third quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Olympiacos outrebounded AGOR 38-24 including a 32-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Olympiacos especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. It was a quality performance for international guard Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: Beo Basket) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. International forward Kostas Papanikolaou (206-90) accounted for 15 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. American forward Brent Petway (204-85, college: Michigan) came up with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian center Damir Latovic (204-80) added 15 points respectively for AGOR in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
AGOR: D.Latovic 15+3reb+2ast, B.Petway 12+11reb+1ast, P.Horne 9+4reb+2ast, M.Antonio Carter 9+1reb+1ast, A.Tsochlas 7, G.Pruitt 6+2reb
Olympiacos: V.Spanoulis 15+5reb+10ast, K.Papanikolaou 15+6reb+2ast, G.Printezis 12+4reb+2ast, K.Sloukas 10+4reb+1ast, P.Antic 9+7reb+1ast, J.Powell 6+4reb
gschID: 242017



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  HOLLAND   


Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Dutch Eredivisie 1st Team 2013
Robert Holcomb Faye
Holcomb Faye
Worthy de Jong
de Jong
Samme Givens
Givens
Darryl Webb
Webb
Kenneth van Kempen
van Kempen

Finals MVP: Arvin Slagter (191-G-85) of Leiden
Player of the Year: Samme Givens (195-F) of Leeuwarden
Guard of the Year: Robert Holcomb Faye (185-G-84) of Leeuwarden
Forward of the Year: Samme Givens (195-F) of Leeuwarden
Center of the Year: Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87) of Weert
Import Player of the Year: Samme Givens (195-F) of Leeuwarden
Domestic Player of the Year: Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) of Leiden
Defensive Player of the Year: Josh Magette (185-G-90) of Zwolle
Coach of the Year: Toon Van Helfteren of Leiden

1st Team
G: Robert Holcomb Faye (185-G-84) of Leeuwarden
SG: Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) of Leiden
F: Samme Givens (195-F) of Leeuwarden
F: Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Zwolle
C: Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87) of Weert

2nd Team
G: Andre Young (175-G-90) of Den Bosch
G: Tanner Smith (195-G-90) of Zwolle
F: Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch
F: Jamal Boykin (203-F-87) of Groningen
C: Berend Weijs (208-C) of Amsterdam

Honorable Mention
Anthony Miles (182-G-89) of Rotterdam
Aaron Roye (185-G-88) of Amsterdam
Antwan Carter (198-C) of Weert
Kyle Spain (196-F-87) of Hermosillo
Jeroen van der List (213-C-89) of Den Helder K.
Josh Magette (185-G-90) of Zwolle
Arvin Slagter (191-G-85) of Leiden
Dejuan Wright (190-G-88) of Den Bosch

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Aaron Roye (185-G-88) of Amsterdam
G: Arvin Slagter (191-G-85) of Leiden
SG: Worthy de Jong (194-SG-88) of Leiden
F: Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Den Bosch
C: Kenneth van Kempen (208-C-87) of Weert

All-Imports Team
G: Robert Holcomb Faye (185-G-84) of Leeuwarden
G: Andre Young (175-G-90) of Den Bosch
F: Samme Givens (195-F) of Leeuwarden
F: Jamal Boykin (203-F-87) of Groningen
F: Darryl Webb (198-F-88) of Zwolle



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  HUNGARY   


Hungarian coach at Asian Cup - by Balazs Radics

Saeed Armaghani, the Sport Director of the Vasas Academy Budapest recently returned back to Hungary from Iran. The Iranian Fooland Mahan pofessional basketball team requested the manager to help the team during the qualifying period of the AFC Asian Cup as their consultant of the coaching staff. The preparation was very successful, because the iranian team won 5 of 6 matches, finished 2nd and qualifed for Asian Cup. Coach Armaghani has returned to Hungary already, and continues the work at Vasas Academy. The Final of the Asian Cup will be organized at September, and the iranaian club has a great chance for the good appearance and among the top seeded favourites.


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  IBL   


Late basket by Cunningham gives Chinooks win over Strikers - by Kip Leonetti

Revenge was on the mind of the Lone Star Strikers on Sunday afternoon at John Cooper Gymnasium in The Woodlands, Texas, but the more experienced Portland Chinooks had different plans. The visitors took over right where they left off less than 24 hours before and after all was said and done, the Strikers were handed their second defeat in as many nights.

Just like the previous night, it was the Chinooks who led on the scoreboard after the first 12 minutes, 32-22. Little changed in the second period. The margin remained 10 at the break, with Portland ahead 63-53.

The home team Strikers fought back in the third period to take a 90-88 lead, but Portland did all they could to hang on in the fourth. Trailing by one in the final seconds, who else but Jared Cunningham (6'9''-F-89, college: Cumberlands) would rescue the Chinooks. The league's top scorer came through big, driving to the basket and nailing a pull-up jumper for the 113-112 win in what was Portland's closest game of the season. The Chinooks completed the Texas two-step and swept the season series from the Strikers, winning all three games.

Portland (5-5) leap frogs Salem for third place in the IBL's Continental Conference standing and hold a 3-3 record on the road.

The Chinooks return to town on Monday and find themselves in a familiar spot, winners of two in a row. They look to make a playoff push hosting the Nippon Tornadoes at Eastmoreland Courts on Friday night at 7pm.



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  ISRAEL   

Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jerome DYSON
  Hapoel Holon
  (191-G-87)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.20.4 
 2. Beck, Bnei Hashar.18.9 
 3. Hopson, Hapoel Eil.18.0 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.2 
 7. Collins, Guaros17.0 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.7 
 9. Calathes, Maccabi16.3 
 10. Warren, Maccabi16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Frank HASSELL
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.14.2 
 2. Jones, Bnei H.10.0 
 3. Holman, Hapoel Eil.9.6 
 4. Thomas, Maccabi9.5 
 5. Calathes, Maccabi9.5 
 6. Uter, Humacao9.4 
 7. Wright, Maccabi9.1 
 8. Dove, Elizur Ashke.9.0 
 9. Simpson, Maccabi8.3 
 10. Washington, Neta.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Dominic WATERS
  Hapoel H.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Waters, Hapoel H.7.3 
 2. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.5.0 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.8 
 6. Collins, Guaros4.4 
 7. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 8. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 9. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
 10. Bradley, Netanya4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.3 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi1.9 
 8. Jones, Bnei H.1.9 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.1.9 
 10. Moore, Elizur A.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shawn JAMES
  Maccabi T-A
  (207-C-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. James, Maccabi T-A2.9 
 2. Hill, Hapoel Holon1.6 
 3. Uter, Humacao1.6 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.1.6 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi1.5 
 6. Holman, Hapoel Eil.1.3 
 7. Wright, Maccabi1.3 
 8. Thomas, Chicago B.1.2 
 9. Watt, Galil Gilboa1.1 
 10. Green, Galil Gilb.1.0 


Winner League Round 3 of Semi-Finals. Maccabi Tel-Aviv is the first finalist - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi T-A - Hapoel J-M 78-72

Maccabi Tel-Aviv handed Jerusalem the third straight defeat and booked the spot in the Winner League Final. The hosts trailed by 15 points after three quarters before their 25-4 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Maccabi T-A dominated on the defensive end, holding Hapoel Jerusalem to just 4 points in fourth quarter. The best player for the winners was American swingman Devin Smith (196-83, college: Virginia) who scored 24 points. His fellow American import center Shawn James (207-83, college: Northeastern, agency: Z.A.G. - Law Offices) chipped in 6 points and 12 rebounds. Maccabi T-A's coach David Blatt used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Jamaican power forward Samardo Samuels (206-89, college: Louisville) who recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and American Josh Duncan (203-86) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Five Hapoel Jerusalem players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: S.Samuels 16+12reb+2ast, C.Fells 14+2reb+2ast, J.Duncan 14+8reb+1ast, M.Tapiro 12+3reb+5ast, R.Limonad 10+4reb+6ast, E.Kadir 6+1reb
Maccabi T-A: D.Smith 24+4reb+1ast, R.Hickman 17+1reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 10+4reb+3ast, S.James 6+12reb+2ast, D.Logan 6+4reb+1ast, G.Pnini 6+1reb
gschID: 241997


Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel Eilat 75-78 OT

Hapoel Eilat snatched a narrow overtime win over Maccabi Haifa to force the series into the fourth game. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 24-20 charge, which allowed them to tie the game at the end of regular time and get a 3-point victory in overtime. Hapoel Eilat made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Maccabi Haifa turnovers. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) who scored 21 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Guard Larry O'Bannon (194-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 23 points and 5 steals. At the other side the best for losing team was Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) who recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds and power forward James Thomas (205-80, college: Texas) added 12 points and 14 rebounds respectively.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 26+8reb+3ast, G.Mekel 14+1reb+3ast, J.Thomas 12+14reb+2ast, P.Stoll 8+2reb+4ast, P.Calathes 8+13reb+2ast, I.Kozikaro 5+4reb
Hapoel Eilat: L.O'Bannon 23+3reb+1ast, S.Hopson 21+4reb+6ast, J.Tillman 11+9reb, A.Nissim 7+2reb, A.Ben-Chimol 6+3reb+4ast, E.Holman 6+10reb+1ast
gschID: 241996



Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League 1st Team 2013
Aviram Zelkovits
Zelkovits
Bilal Benn
Benn
Tal Michael Dunne
Dunne
Ramon Clemente
Clemente
Chukwudinma Odiakosa
Odiakosa

Finals MVP: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Player of the Year: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Guard of the Year: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Forward of the Year: Tal Michael Dunne (197-F-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Center of the Year: Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85) of Hod Hasharon
Most Improved Player of the Year: Eitan Rotemberg (197-F-91) of Hapoel K/S
Import Player of the Year: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Domestic Player of the Year: Tal Michael Dunne (197-F-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
Defensive Player of the Year: Johndre Jefferson (207-C/F-88) of Elitzur Ramla
Coach of the Year: Nadav Zilberstein of Ironi Nes-Ziona

1st Team
G: Aviram Zelkovits (193-G-89) of Ironi Nahariya
G/F: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
F: Tal Michael Dunne (197-F-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
PF: Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Mayaguez
F/C: Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85) of Hod Hasharon

2nd Team
PG: Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Ironi K-A
G: B.A. Walker (188-G-84) of Hod Hasharon
SF: Tal Karpels (195-SF-90) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
F: Allen Durham (198-F-88) of Hapoel Afula
C/F: Keith Ramsey (205-C/F-87) of Ironi Ramat Gan

Honorable Mention
Amit Tamir (208-C/F-79) of Ironi Ramat Gan
Itay Grinboim (193-G-85) of Ironi Ramat Gan
Oz Blayzer (199-F-92) of Hapoel Afula
Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85) of Hapoel Kazrin
Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Elitzur Ramla
Elad Hofman (192-G/F-85) of Elitzur Yavne

All-Domestic Players Team
G: Itay Grinboim (193-G-85) of Ironi Ramat Gan
G: Aviram Zelkovits (193-G-89) of Ironi Nahariya
F: Tal Michael Dunne (197-F-87) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
F: Oz Blayzer (199-F-92) of Hapoel Afula
F/C: Anton Kazarnovski (205-F/C-85) of Hapoel Kazrin

All-Imports Team
G/F: Bilal Benn (196-G/F-86) of Ironi Nes-Ziona
PG: Darrin Govens (185-PG-88) of Ironi K-A
G: Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Elitzur Ramla
PF: Ramon Clemente (200-PF-85) of Mayaguez
F/C: Chukwudinma Odiakosa (203-F/C-85) of Hod Hasharon



U18 preliminary roster - by Shai Levi

Coach Eric Elfasi published today the preliminary roster of the U18 national team that will play this upcoming summer at European championship division B in Macedonia (July 18th).

The roster includes 20 players ,which 9 of them are coming from the national basketball youth academy at Wingate. Coach Elfasi will have to select the best 12 from the list that will fly to Macedonia and try to bring Israel back to the top level in Europe. Israel will play in group C and will have to overcome Romania, Sweden, Switzeland, Scotland and the Slovak republic.

The players list:
Idan Zalmanson (2.07, center)
Itay Segev (2.05, forward)
Gal Gilinski (1.88, guard)
Yarin Einhorn (1.90, guard)
Nimrod Rinski (1.90, guard)
Yevgeni Holodov (1.80, guard)
Daniel Danino (1.84, guard)
Or Kahal (1.90, guard)
Iftach Ziv (1.85, guard)
Juakin Shuchman (1.91, guard)
Ilya Srur (2.09, center)
Regev Zanzuri (1.80, guard)
Neta Segal (1.88, guard)
Naor Sharon (1.88, guard)
Yonatan Mor (2.04, center)
Roman Sorkin (2.01, center)
Nimrod Levi (2.04, center)
Yochai Zuckerman (1.83, guard)
Alon Ninio (1.98, forward)
Eran Tessone (2.00, forward)




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  ITALY   

Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Donnel TAYLOR
  Trenkwal.
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Taylor, Trenkwal.18.6 
 2. Gibson, Enel Brind.18.4 
 3. Brown, Montepaschi17.5 
 4. Diener, Banco d.17.1 
 5. Datome, Acea V.16.7 
 6. Diener, Banco d.16.4 
 7. Johnson, Angelico.16.4 
 8. Harris, Vanoli CR15.8 
 9. Cinciarini, Sutor15.3 
 10. Barbour, Pesaro15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kaloyan IVANOV
  Sidigas AV
  (205-F-86)
  Avg: 10
 1. Ivanov, Sidigas AV10.0 
 2. Lawal, Acea V.8.4 
 3. Stipanovic, Vanoli8.2 
 4. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 5. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.6 
 7. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.4 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 10. Bourousis, EA7 A.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Travis DIENER
  Banco d.
  (184-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Diener, Banco d.7.1 
 2. Green, Cimberio VA5.9 
 3. Reynolds, Enel B.5.4 
 4. Vitali, Vanoli CR4.3 
 5. Green, EA7 Armani4.3 
 6. Cinciarini, Trenkw.4.2 
 7. Taylor, Acea V.3.7 
 8. Brown, Montepaschi3.7 
 9. Di Bella, Sutor M.3.6 
 10. Steele, Hapoel J.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Russell ROBINSON
  PGE T.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Robinson, PGE T.2.4 
 2. Dunston, Cimberio.2.2 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 5. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 6. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 7. Taylor, Trenkwal.1.9 
 8. Green, Cimberio VA1.9 
 9. Barbour, Pesaro1.8 
 10. James, Poitiers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Bryant DUNSTON
  Cimberio.
  (202-F/C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dunston, Cimberio.2.1 
 2. Eze, Montepaschi1.5 
 3. Lawal, Acea V.1.5 
 4. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 5. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 7. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 8. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 9. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 
 10. Cusin, Cantu1.0 


SerieA Round 5 of Semi-Finals. Cantu and Varese post victories - by Eurobasket News

Cimberio VA - Montepaschi 71-67

Cimberio Varese escaped elimination posting a hard-fought home win over Montepaschi Siena. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 31-15. But Montepaschi Siena won second period 17-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard Adrian Banks (191-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) stepped up and scored 18 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) for the winners and his fellow American import point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) chipped in 10 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Cimberio Varese players scored in double figures. Cimberio Varese's coach Francesco Vitucci allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) responded with 25 points and Georgian Viktor Sanikidze (203-86) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Top scorers:
Cimberio VA: A.Banks 18+6reb+2ast, E.Ere 15+4reb+1ast, D.Sakota 11+4reb, J.Talts 11+5reb, M.Green 10+5reb+5ast, B.Dunston 4+7reb+1ast
Montepaschi: B.Brown 25+3reb+2ast, V.Sanikidze 10+11reb, M.Janning 8+1reb+1ast, D.Hackett 6+4reb+7ast, D.Moss 5+5reb, M.Carraretto 5+1reb
gschID: 242115


Acea Virtus RM - Cantu 66-77

Cantu earned the third straight win over Acea Virtus Roma and surged ahead in the semifinal series. It was a great shooting night for Cantu especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. The former international Pietro Aradori (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida) contributed with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Bobby Jones (201-84, college: Washington) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and the other American import point guard Jordan Taylor (185-89, college: Wisconsin) added 14 points in the effort for Lottomatica Roma. Four Lottomatica Roma players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Cantu: P.Aradori 18+6reb+5ast, M.Leunen 13+2reb+1ast, A.Tyus 10+5reb+1ast, J.Ragland 9+5reb+2ast, N.Mazzarino 8+3reb, M.Scekic 7+6reb
Acea Virtus RM: J.Taylor 14+3reb+2ast, P.Goss 14+4reb, B.Jones 13+11reb, G.Lawal 11+7reb+1ast, L.Datome 6+5reb, A.Czyz 5+5reb
gschID: 242012



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  JAPAN   


Broncos replace Tracy Williams with Takatoshi Ishibashi - by Eurobasket News

The Saitama Broncos made a change on the bridge. They axed Tracy Williams and named Takatoshi Ishibashi the new head coach. Tracy Williams took over the Broncos at the start of the previous season. Saitama won just 15 games in 52 outings. Takatoshi Ishibashi guided the Shinshu Brave Warriors last season. He led the team to a 17-35 record and was fired after the result. Previously the specialist worked as assistant coach with the Brave Warriors and Shiga Lakestars. He also was at helm of the Toyama Grouses back in 2008/09 season.


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  KOSOVO   

Standings - A1

Liga e pare Standings
 1. BC Studenti 13-1 
 2. Kastrioti 13-1 
 3. Futura 9-5 
 4. Malisheva 7-7 
 5. Ylli 6-8 
 6. Fushe 4-10 
 7. Llapi Podujeve 3-11 
 8. Skenderaj 0-14 


Studenti BC with strong ambitions in the Superleague - by Onur Decani

The newly promoted team in the Superleague of Kosovo, champions of the First League (second highest division in Kosovan Basketball) in 2012-13, are now entering the Superleague with strong ambitions.
With the promotion of BC Studenti, now the city of Peja will compete in the highest division with two teams, the first being last champions KB Peja.
In an exclusive interview for eurobasket.com, President of BC Studenti, Arber Elshani told:
"We are very happy for being promoted in the first year of our team's existence. I want to thank all the players and staff for working together for this achievement."
"Our team's philosophy is based on young prospects of Kosovan Basketball, where 93-94 born players complete most of the team. As we are promoted in the Superleague, our ambitions are not just to stay out of relegation but we will force ourselves for a play-off spot. We now have a verbal agreement with coach Muharem Vugdalic (Sigkos Bashkimi ex-coach), and we are in talks for signing two players from Albania and also we are in search of a strong center. Despite the fact that we are looking on new transfers, none of them will put in a risk the presence of our young talented players in whom out team is based on. They will always be a part of our team as the club's name let us know : BC Studenti (Student) .", said Elshani.



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Ernests Kalve completes the successful season abroad - by Eurobasket News

Ernests Kalve (200-F-87) completes the successful season abroad as he finished the season Szolnoki Olajbanyasz on the second place. Last night Albacomp registered the victory in the decisive fifth game of the championship series and celebrated A Division title. Ronald Moore nailed 17 points to lead Albacomp past Szolnok.
The teams stayed close in the intense first quarter. The scoreboard read 12:12 after the opening frame Albacomp pulled in front in the second frame. The hosts held Szolnok to 10 points in the period and gained a 29:22 lead at the interval. Szolnok narrowed the deficit at 4-point mark midway through the third term. But Albacomp finished it strong to gain a 54:44 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Akos Horvath and Sead Sehovic dragged the visitors within 5 points early in the fourth frame. The hosts answered with a 7:2 rally to restore a 10-point advantage 61:51. Ronald Moore and Jarrod Jones gave the home team a 74:61 lead within the final two minutes of regulation. Szolnok could not recover in the dying minutes as Albacomp rolled to the triumph. Brandon Wood provided 15 points, while Damian Hollis added 13 points in the win. Marton Bader responded with 15 points for Szolnok. James Florence chipped in 11 points in the loss.
The season 2012-2013 Ernests Kalve started for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (Serie A but then moved to Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (Hungary-A Division). In EuroChallenge his stats read 14.3ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 78.0%.



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marquinhos VIEIRA
  Flamengo
  (207-SF-84)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Vieira, Flamengo24.6 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.20.2 
 3. Stallworth, Pinhei.20.2 
 4. Vassallo, Arecibo19.4 
 5. Guzman, Panteras19.0 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.18.1 
 7. Smith, Pinheiro.16.8 
 8. Benite, Flamengo16.2 
 9. Dos Santos, Brasil.15.9 
 10. Ferreira, Pinheir.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Caio SILVEIRA
  Flamengo
  (211-C-87)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Silveira, Flamengo8.8 
 2. Becker, S.Jose/U.8.0 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo7.8 
 4. Prestes, Brasilia7.8 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.7.6 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasil.7.5 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo7.5 
 8. Hernandez, Guaymas7.2 
 9. Guzman, Panteras7.2 
 10. Battle, Marinos6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 7
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.7.0 
 2. de Assis, S.Jose/U.5.8 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.5.0 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo4.4 
 5. Laprovittola, Lanus4.2 
 6. Ribeiro, Brasilia3.9 
 7. Benite, Flamengo3.7 
 8. Laws, S.Jose/U.3.7 
 9. Stallworth, Pinhei.3.4 
 10. Cardenas, Mavort3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Welington DOS SANTOS
  Brasilia
  (185-PG-81)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Dos Santos, Brasil.2.1 
 2. Cardenas, Mavort1.7 
 3. Smith, Pinheiro.1.7 
 4. Stallworth, Pinhei.1.6 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.5 
 6. Mensah, Flamengo1.4 
 7. Ribeiro, Brasilia1.4 
 8. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.4 
 9. de Assis, S.Jose/U.1.3 
 10. Benite, Flamengo1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Murilo BECKER
  S.Jose/U.
  (210-C/F-83)
  Avg: 1
 1. Becker, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 2. Antonio, S.Jose/U.1.0 
 3. Battle, Marinos0.9 
 4. Ferreira, Pinheiro.0.8 
 5. Araujo, Pinheiro.0.7 
 6. Zanotti, Flamengo0.5 
 7. Levy, Lanus0.4 
 8. McFarlan, Lanus0.4 
 9. Bambu, Pinheiro.0.3 
 10. Ramos, Arecibo0.3 



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Lithuanian U19 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Lithuanian U19 National Team 2013
#s#
Lukas Lekavicius
Lekavicius
Tomas Dimsa
Dimsa
Justas Tamulis
Tamulis
Denisas Krestininas
Krestininas
Benas Griciunas
Griciunas
#e#5
Tomas Galeckas 176-PG-94 KM-Krantechna Lithuania
Lukas Lekavicius 180-G-94 Zalgiris-Sabonio Lithuania
Jokubas Gintvainis 191-SF-94 Sakalai Lithuania
Mantvydas Staselis 190-G/F-94 Zalgiris-Sabonio 2 Lithuania
Tomas Dimsa 195-G/F-94 Zalgiris Lithuania
Justas Tamulis 194-SF-94 Zalgiris-Sabonio Lithuania
Simas Raupys 195-SF-94 Birstono Lithuania
Marius Grigonis 198-F-94 Zalgiris Lithuania
Tautvydas Jodelis 194-SF-94 Traku Trakai Lithuania
Denisas Krestininas 202-F-94 Sakalai Lithuania
Donatas Tarolis 201-F-94 Gargzdai Lithuania
Augustinas Jankaitis 202-C-94 S.Marciulionio Lithuania
Rokas Gustys 204-C-94 Zalgiris-Sabonio 2 Lithuania
Benas Griciunas 210-C-94 High School USA
Martin Geben 206-C High School USA

Tomas Masiulis Head Coach Zalgiris-Sabonio Lithuania
Dalius Lubys Assistant Zalgiris-Sabonio Lithuania
Evaldas Berzininkaitis Assistant LSU-Baltai Lithuania



Joan Plaza leaves Zalgiris Kaunas - by Eurobasket News

Joan Plaza announced his departure from Zalgiris. The Spanish coach made the decision public during the press-conference today. 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.
Joan Plaza has previously worked with Cajasol, Real Madrid and Joventut U20 team. He was named All-ULEC Cup Coach of the Year in 2007.



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Mike Oppland strengthens Black Star - by Eurobasket News

Mike Oppland (204-F-84, college: Valparaiso) has agreed on terms of contract with Black Star. He filled in the first import spot for Black Star. The forward spent the last season in Austria. He played for Allianz Swans Gmunden. Mike Oppland tallied 5.0 points and 2.6 boards per game in A Bundesliga. Previously Mike Oppland had stints in Denmark, Finland and Germany. He participated at the Danish League All-Star Game back in 2007. Mike Oppland was Austrian SuperCup winner in 2013 as well as Austrian Cup winner in 2012. Mike Oppland is a twin brother of Dan Oppland (203-F-84, college: Valparaiso). Both brothers played for Gmunden for the last two seasons.


Soleuvre add Ryan White and William Walker - by Eurobasket News

Soleuvre bolstered their roster for the next season. They filled in two import spots. The team has agreed on terms of contract with Ryan White (177-PG-88, college: Texas St.) and William Walker (200-F-87, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Bethel, IN).
Ryan White spent the last season in Kosovo. He started the season at KB RTV 21. Later the point guard moved to Trepca Mitrovice. In 2011/12 season Ryan White played for Aalborg in Denmark. His stats read 24.9 points, 4.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game in Ligaen. Ryan White participated at 2013 Kosovan League All-Star Game.
William Walker spent the previous season in Sweden. The forward played for KFUM Nassjo Basket. William Walker posted 15.9 points, 8.6 boards, 2.4 assists and 1.5 steals per appearance in Basketettan. William Walker is not new to Luxembourg. He used to place for Heffingen back in 2011/12 season.



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Standings - CIBACOPA

CIBACOPA Standings
 1. Hermosillo 26-6 
 2. Guaymas 23-9 
 3. Nogales 15-17 
 4. Tijuana 15-17 
 5. Navolato 15-17 
 6. Cananea 14-18 
 7. Guasave 14-18 
 8. Obregon 13-19 
 9. Los Mochis 9-23 

Regular Season: Round 36

Jun. 1: Navolato - Nogales 95-84
Jun. 1: Guaymas - Obregon 92-93
Jun. 1: Los Mochis - Cananea 81-95
Jun. 1: Guasave - Tijuana 107-79

Quarter-Finals: Round 1

Jun. 4: Guaymas - Cananea
Jun. 4: Hermosillo - Obregon
Jun. 4: Navolato - Guasave
Jun. 4: Tijuana - Nogales


CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 26.3
 1. Jones, Obregon26.3 
 2. Monroe, Cananea24.8 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.2 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas22.6 
 5. Pearson, Los M.21.9 
 6. Elliott, Navolato21.8 
 7. McCullough, Nogales20.2 
 8. Sperling, Obregon19.8 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana19.1 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Moss, Nogales10.3 
 2. McNeal, Los Mochis9.9 
 3. Pearson, Los M.9.7 
 4. Penny, Tijuana8.4 
 5. Jones, Obregon8.3 
 6. Toombs, Navolato8.3 
 7. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 8. Rougeau, Cananea8.1 
 9. Habel, Guaymas7.6 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Guasave
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Stallings, Guasave7.2 
 2. Allen, Guaymas7.0 
 3. Gadson, Nogales5.7 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas5.4 
 5. Monreal, Hermosillo4.9 
 6. Insunza, Navolato4.8 
 7. Morrison, Tijuana4.8 
 8. Meza Rogel, Guasa.4.4 
 9. Quintero, Tijuana4.4 
 10. Elliott, Navolato4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Devon PEARSON
  Los M.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Los M.2.1 
 2. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 3. Stallings, Guasave1.9 
 4. Monreal, Hermosillo1.8 
 5. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 6. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 7. Buelna, Guasave1.4 
 8. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.1.3 
 9. Allen, Guaymas1.3 
 10. Rougeau, Cananea1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Cananea
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Rougeau, Cananea1.5 
 2. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.5 
 4. Moss, Nogales1.4 
 5. Toombs, Navolato1.0 
 6. Monroe, Cananea1.0 
 7. Mercado, Nogales1.0 
 8. Gonzalez, Cananea0.9 
 9. McCullough, Nogales0.7 
 10. Villanueva, Hermo.0.6 


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

27-year old forward Sammy Monroe (198-F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Cananea and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 36.
He got a double-double of 29 points and 10 assists, while his team beat Los Mochis (#9, 9-23) 95-81. Cananea maintains the 7th position in Mexican league. Cananea is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 14-18 record. Monroe just recently signed at Cananea, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Newberry College graduate has very impressive stats this year. Monroe is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.8ppg) and averages solid 1.0bpg and 60.1% FGP. Worth to mention Monroe played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Second best performed player last round was Kenny Jones (198-PF-84, agency: Dream Team Management) of Obregon. He is American forward in his first season at Obregon. In the last game Jones recorded impressive double-double of 35 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Obregon to edge the higher-ranked Guaymas (#2, 23-9) by 1 point 93-92. Obregon's 8th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-19 record. Jones is one of the most experienced players at Obregon and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 26.3ppg (#1). He also registered 8.3 boards per game.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Steffphon Pettigrew (195-F-89) of Guasave (#6). Pettigrew scored 14 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Guasave, leading his team to a 107-79 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Tijuana (#4, 15-17). The chances of Guasave ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 18 games, recording just fourteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Pettigrew could help Guasave to bring them higher in the standings. Pettigrew has a very solid season. In 7 games in Mexico he scored 19.0ppg. He also has 9.4rpg and FGP: 62.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Eugene Phelps (198-F) of Guasave - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Ryan Moss (200-F/C-74) of Nogales - 19 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. James Penny (198-F-76) of Tijuana - 24 points and 6 rebounds
7. Devon Pearson (198-F-84) of Los Mochis - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) of Navolato - 24 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Bernard Toombs (208-C-87) of Navolato - 12 points and 7 rebounds
10. Shannon Shorter (193-G-89) of Guaymas - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 7 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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Nemanja Radovic joins Mega Vizura - by Eurobasket News

Mega Vizura boosted their roster for the next season. They brought in Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket). The Montenegrin power forward started the season in Serbia. He played for Vrsac. His stats read 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 block per game in A League. Nemanja Radovic finished the season in Greece. He inked with KAO Dramas in A1 League. He notched 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game for KAOD. Previously Nemanja Radovic had stints with Buducnost and Mornar Bar. Nemanja Radovic made it into Montenegrin League All-Newcomers Team in 2009. He also earned All-Montenegrin League Honourable Mention in 2011. He was the member of U16, U18 and U20 Montenegrin National Teams.


Sead Sehovic finished the season Szolnoki Olajbanyasz - by Eurobasket News

Sead Sehovic (196-G/F-89) finished the season Szolnoki Olajbanyasz on the second place. Last night Albacomp registered the victory in the decisive fifth game of the championship series and celebrated A Division title. Ronald Moore nailed 17 points to lead Albacomp past Szolnok.
The teams stayed close in the intense first quarter. The scoreboard read 12:12 after the opening frame Albacomp pulled in front in the second frame. The hosts held Szolnok to 10 points in the period and gained a 29:22 lead at the interval. Szolnok narrowed the deficit at 4-point mark midway through the third term. But Albacomp finished it strong to gain a 54:44 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Akos Horvath and Sead Sehovic dragged the visitors within 5 points early in the fourth frame. The hosts answered with a 7:2 rally to restore a 10-point advantage 61:51. Ronald Moore and Jarrod Jones gave the home team a 74:61 lead within the final two minutes of regulation. Szolnok could not recover in the dying minutes as Albacomp rolled to the triumph. Brandon Wood provided 15 points, while Damian Hollis added 13 points in the win. Marton Bader responded with 15 points for Szolnok. James Florence chipped in 11 points in the loss.
The season 2012-2013 he appeared for Sutor Montegranaro (Italy-SerieA) and then moved to KK Mornar Basket Bar (Montenegro-1A). Later signed at Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (Hungary-A Division, starting five) and showed 9.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 16.3%, FT: 72.7% in EuroChallenge.



Montenegrin U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Montenegrin U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Mihailo Kasalica
Kasalica
Ivan Fatic
Fatic
Masan Vrbica
Vrbica
Milos Latkovic
Latkovic
Nihad Musovic
Musovic
#e#5
Mihailo Kasalica 187-PG-93 Danilovgrad Montenegro
Ivan Fatic 185-PG-93 Teodo Tivat Montenegro
Masan Vrbica 190-G-94 Lovcen Montenegro
Milos Latkovic 198-SF-93 Lovcen Montenegro
Nihad Musovic 183-G-93 Fordham USA
Marko Mugosa 195-F-93 Buducnost Montenegro
Danilo Nikolic 205-C-93 Buducnost Montenegro
Vasilije Vusovic 198-G-94 Sutjeska Montenegro
Vukota Pavic 203-C-93 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Milija Mikovic 205-C-94 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Vladimir Mrdak 206-C-94 Danilovgrad Montenegro
Milos Pajovic 205-C-94 Arkadia Austria
Veselin Kovacevic 200-F-94 ABS Primorje Montenegro
Damjan Sredanovic 187-G-93 Buducnost II Montenegro
Lazar Pavicevic 184-G-96 Mornar Bar Montenegro
Vladimir Starovlah 209-C-94 S.Centar Montenegro

Mihailo Pavicevic Head Coach Mornar Bar Montenegro



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  NBA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Carmelo ANTHONY
  New Y.
  (203-SF-84)
  Avg: 28.7
 1. Anthony, New Y.28.7 
 2. Durant, Oklah.Ci.28.5 
 3. Bryant, LA Lakers27.3 
 4. James, Miami Heat26.7 
 5. Harden, Houston R.26.0 
 6. Westbrook, Oklah..23.2 
 7. Curry, Golden S.23.0 
 8. Irving, Cleveland22.5 
 9. Aldridge, Portland.21.1 
 10. Parker, San A.20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dwight HOWARD
  LA Lakers
  (211-C-85)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Howard, LA Lakers12.4 
 2. Vucevic, Orlan.11.9 
 3. Asik, Houston R.11.6 
 4. Evans, Brooklyn N.11.2 
 5. Randolph, Memph.11.0 
 6. Noah, Chicago B.10.9 
 7. Lee, Golden St.W.10.7 
 8. Hickson, Portland.10.4 
 9. Chandler, New Y.10.1 
 10. Horford, Atlanta10.1 
Assists Per Game
 Rajon RONDO
  Boston C.
  (185-PG-86)
  Avg: 11
 1. Rondo, Boston C.11.0 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers9.4 
 3. Vasquez, N.Orlean.9.0 
 4. Holiday, Philadel.8.0 
 5. Williams, Brooklyn7.8 
 6. Wall, Washington W.7.6 
 7. Parker, San A.7.5 
 8. Westbrook, Oklah..7.4 
 9. Dragic, Phoenix7.4 
 10. Nelson, Orlando M.7.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ricky RUBIO
  Minnesot.
  (192-G-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Rubio, Minnesot.2.4 
 2. Paul, LA Clippers2.4 
 3. Conley, Memphis G.2.1 
 4. Ellis, Milwaukee B.2.1 
 5. Walker, Charlott.2.0 
 6. Wade, Miami Heat1.8 
 7. Westbrook, Oklah..1.8 
 8. Harden, Houston R.1.8 
 9. Young, Philadelph..1.8 
 10. Iguodala, Denver1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Serge IBAKA
  Oklah.Ci.
  (208-C/F-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Ibaka, Oklah.Ci.3.0 
 2. Sanders, Milwauke.2.7 
 3. Duncan, San A.2.5 
 4. Hibbert, Indiana P.2.5 
 5. Howard, LA Lakers2.4 
 6. Lopez, Brooklyn N.2.2 
 7. Noah, Chicago B.2.1 
 8. McGee, Denver N.1.9 
 9. Biyombo, Charlott.1.8 
 10. Gasol, Memphis G.1.8 


Danilo Gallinari to have surgery, hopes to return for Nuggets in February - by Eurobasket News

Danilo Gallinari (6'9''-SF-88, agency: Players Group) says he will undergo surgery to repair the ACL on his left knee next week and is hoping to be back on the court for the Denver Nuggets around February. The Italian forward has been rehabbing in the teams weight room since an operation in late April to fix the meniscus in a knee he hurt April 4 against Dallas. He arrived Monday at Pepsi Center using crutches. On this day, the Nuggets hosted a dozen players for a pre-draft workout, including Colorado State center Colton Iverson.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Heat bruise Pacers in Game 7, win Eastern Conference title - by Eurobasket News

Miami Heat - Indiana P. 99-76
Their season, their legacy, their reign atop the NBA was all at stake, and the Miami Heat responded to all of that in a manner befitting champions. With a blowout. It's onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry. LeBron James (6'8''-SF-84) scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, ailing Dwyane Wade (6'4''-G-82, college: Marquette) matched his postseason high with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from the Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals on Monday night. The Heat advanced to play the San Antonio Spurs in a series that starts Thursday night in Miami. Miami led by as many as 28 points, a shocking amount for a series that had an aggregate score of Heat 569, Pacers 564 entering Monday night. The Heat actually trailed by six in the early going, were still down 21-19 after the first quarter and it was starting to look like it was going to be one of those down-to-the-wire nights. Not even close. James exited with 5:08 left, shaking retired soccer star David Beckham's hand as he made his way to the Heat bench for a relatively subdued celebration. Not long afterward, security personnel started what's become a familiar task in Miami - surrounding the court and stretching out a yellow rope, preparing to hold people at bay for the looming on-court trophy presentation. More than a few people didn't stick around to see the East title formally presented. After all, it's an all-or-nothing season for the Heat - and this trophy isn't the one that will satisfy them. Ray Allen added 10 points for Miami, which earned its 78th victory of the season, matching the 11th-best, single-season total in NBA history. Roy Hibbert (7'2''-C-86, college: Georgetown) scored 18 points for the Pacers, who got 14 from David West (6'8''-F-80, college: Xavier), 13 from George Hill (6'2''-PG-86, college: IUPUI) and 10 from Lance Stephenson. All-Star Paul George (6'9''-G/F-90, college: Fresno St.) was held to seven points on 2-for-9 shooting and fouled out early in the fourth quarter. George was the last Indiana player on the floor as Miami prepped for its postgame celebration, shaking any hand he could find before being walked toward the visiting locker room by Pacers coach Frank Vogel, who slung an arm over his star's shoulder. His time will likely come - someday. Not yet, though. Not with this Miami team built for titles. It's the fourth trip to the finals for the Heat, who won the title in 2006 and have now been there all three years of the "Big Three" era, falling to Dallas in 2011 and then topping Oklahoma City in five games last year. Miami went 2-0 against San Antonio this season, though neither of those games should be considered harbingers of what's ahead. The Spurs rested four regulars in the first meeting, the Heat were without three injured starters in the second matchup. James delivered an inspirational address of sorts to his team Monday morning, publicly revealing no details of what he said afterward other than insisting that the Heat would be ready. He was right. After 5 minutes, it was 12-6 Indiana. After that, the rest of the half was pretty much all Miami. Once the Pacers cooled off a bit, the Heat immediately went into pull-away mode. Over the final 19 minutes of the half, Miami's edge was 46-25. Over the final 11 minutes, it was 33-14, as James and Allen outscored the Pacers by themselves. Allen did less pregame shooting than usual on Monday. He was at the arena several hours before game time - as is his custom - and got in a pregame workout, but once he found a groove, he decided that was enough. And after going 13 for 46 in the first six games of the series, the NBA's career leader in 3-pointers had to believe that he was simply overdue to get going. His first shot on Monday was a 3-pointer that connected, giving the Heat a 26-23 lead. The Heat never trailed again. By halftime, it was 52-37, with James scoring 18 points, Chris Bosh (6'11''-F-84, college: Georgia Tech) and Wade combining for 17 and Allen adding 10 more. And what had to be most troubling to the Pacers at halftime was their 15 turnovers, a number Vogel said earlier Monday would spell trouble if his team committed that many in the entire game. And in the third, the run the Pacers so desperately needed never arrived. Indiana was still within 13 with 3:37 left in the period when Hibbert picked up his fourth foul. Ordinarily, that would mean someone goes to the bench, though Game 7 on the road for a trip to the finals hardly could be classified as an ordinary occasion. So Vogel - who was second-guessed for not having Hibbert on the floor for the final moments in overtime of Game 1, when James got to the rim easily for a game-winning layup - left his center out there with four fouls. Barely a minute later, it backfired. Hibbert picked up his fifth late in the third, and George got to five fouls by getting whistled twice in the final 46.1 seconds of the quarter. By then, the outcome was obvious. It was Miami's night, and another trip to the finals awaited. Courtesy of: utsandiego.com



Jason Kidd retires from NBA after 19 seasons - by Eurobasket News

Oakland's Jason Kidd (6'4''-PG-73, college: California), a 10-time NBA All-Star who was with the New York Knicks, announced his retirement from the NBA after 19 seasons. The 40-year-old Kidd, a former Cal and St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda star, finishes his NBA career second all-time in both assists and steals. Kidd is one of the greatest point guards in league history but struggled in the playoffs shortly after turning 40. He had two years left on the deal he signed last summer. Kidd won an NBA title and two Olympic gold medals. His retirement Monday comes two days after fellow 40-year-old Grant Hill, with whom Kidd shared Rookie of the Year honors in 1995, announced his retirement.
Courtesy of: mercurynews.com



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Clayton Vette Signs One-Year Contract In Belgium's Ethias League With Antwerp - by Daniel Poerschke

Clayton Vette (6'9''-C-88) -- the 6-foot-9, 245 pound center from Winona State University and National Association of Basketball Coaches Division 2 Player of the Year -- has signed a one-year contract with Antwerp in Belgium's Ethias League the club announced today.

The news comes a month after Vette led Winona State to a 27-8 overall record, a fourth NCAA Regional Championship and advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight.

Vette finished the season with 697 total points, the second-most in a single campaign in program history and was named the NCAA Central Region Tournament Most Outstanding Player.

During his college career, Clayton embodied both talent and toughness in leading his team on the floor and toward the postseason. Now we look forward to his continued success as he prepares for his professional career in Belgium, said Scorers 1st CEO and FIBA and NBA certified player agent Gerrit Kersten-Thiele.

Antwerp finished their season 17-11 and qualified for the playoffs before losing to Aalstar (2-0) in the first round.

For the second-straight season, Vette was selected as a First Team All-American by Division II Bulletin thanks to leading the Warriors with 20.5 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Vette also finished second in the conference in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (57.5%), while scoring double figures in 31 of his 34 games played. In all, Vette captured three All-American honors as a Senior including Daktronics and NABC All-American first team honors.

As a Junior, Vette had an All-American season and led WSU in scoring and rebounding by finishing with 16.7 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Such impressive numbers garnished Vette an Honorable Mention All-American by Division II Bulletin, all-region selection by both NABC and Daktronics and All-NSIC first team honors.

In 2010-11 as a Sophomore, Vette earned All-NSIC Second Team honors after finishing second on the team in scoring by averaging 14.0 points per game and leading WSU with 6.4 rebounds per game.

Now that Vette has closed the book on his storied college career, hes preparing to write a new chapter as a pro in Belgium.

source: http://www.scorersfirst.com/?&datenid=451




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Nepal lost to Afghanistan 20 - 78; Nepal out of qualifiers - by Dinesh Thapa

Nepal lost to Afghanistan 20 - 78 in the second match of the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) qualifiers for the 27th FIBA ASIA Championship for Men. Nepal crashed out the the qualifiers. In a day earlier, Nepal lost to India 26 109.

Nepal were no match for the both South Asian Giants India and Afghanistan in the SABA qualifiers. The absence of 4 star players in the Nepal team have hurt the performance of teh team and should they were in the team, the result with Afghanistan would have been more positive.



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Standings Men

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

Regular Season: Round 8

Jun. 3: Wellington S. - Waikato P. 90-77
Jun. 3: Hub Jets - Taranaki MA 79-72
Jun. 7: Southland S. - Hub Jets
Jun. 8: OceanaGold N. - Hub Jets
Jun. 8: Waikato P. - Taranaki MA
Jun. 8: Nelson G. - HBS Bank Hawks
Jun. 9: Super City R. - Waikato P.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Benny ANTHONY
  OceanaGo.
  (198-F-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Anthony, OceanaGo.22.1 
 2. Pace, Nelson G.21.7 
 3. Wright, OceanaGo.21.2 
 4. Tait, Wellington S.20.5 
 5. Conklin, Southland20.3 
 6. Atkinson, Waika.20.0 
 7. Webster, Wellingt.19.7 
 8. Jones, Hub Jets19.2 
 9. Braswell, Southlan.19.0 
 10. Hagan, Hub Jets18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nick HORVATH
  Hub Jets
  (208-F/C-81)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Horvath, Hub Jets15.4 
 2. Atkinson, Waika.14.3 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.10.0 
 4. Conklin, Southland9.4 
 5. Tisby, OceanaGo.9.0 
 6. Anthony, OceanaGo.8.8 
 7. Markson, Wellingt.8.3 
 8. Bailey, Super C.8.1 
 9. Maxey, Nelson G.8.0 
 10. Greene, HBS B.7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Lindsay TAIT
  Wellington S.
  (190-G-82)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Tait, Wellington S.8.5 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.7.7 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets6.9 
 4. Buck, Super City R.5.0 
 5. Leasure, Taranaki.4.8 
 6. Martin, Southlan.4.1 
 7. Braswell, Southlan.3.9 
 8. Webster, Waika.3.8 
 9. Anderson, Taranaki.3.7 
 10. Boucher, Wellingt.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin BRASWELL
  Southlan.
  (188-G-79)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Braswell, Southlan.3.1 
 2. Dickel, OceanaGo.2.9 
 3. Hagan, Hub Jets2.9 
 4. Boucher, Wellingt.2.5 
 5. Martin, Southlan.2.5 
 6. Leasure, Taranaki.2.3 
 7. Greene, HBS B.2.1 
 8. O''Riley, Super C.2.1 
 9. Tisby, OceanaGo.2.0 
 10. Wright, OceanaGo.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Zack ATKINSON
  Waika.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Atkinson, Waika.3.1 
 2. Tisby, OceanaGo.2.0 
 3. Gabriel, Taranaki.1.9 
 4. Frank, Wellington1.7 
 5. Anthony, OceanaGo.1.4 
 6. Greene, HBS B.1.2 
 7. Horvath, Hub Jets1.2 
 8. Dawson, Southlan.0.9 
 9. Wright, OceanaGo.0.9 
 10. Prewster, HBS B.0.8 


Tisby number one in New Zealand for round 7 - by Eurobasket News

American power forward Antoine Tisby (203-F/C-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked OceanaGold N., receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 29-year old player had a double-double of 36 points and 13 rebounds, while his team crushed, the league's bottom-ranked team Waikato P. (#9, 0-8) with 17-point margin 97-80. It allowed OceanaGold N. to consolidate first place in the New Zealand NBL. OceanaGold N. has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 9-1. In the team's last game Tisby had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at OceanaGold N., being already a very valuable addition to the team. Former University of South Carolina star has very solid stats this year. Tisby is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 9.0rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg and 55.8% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Josh Pace (196-G/F-83, agency: Dynasty Sports) of league's second-best Nelson G.. Pace had a very good evening with 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he lead Nelson G. to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Super City R. (#8, 1-8) 91-70. This victory allowed Nelson G. to move up to second position in the standings. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 8 matches. Pace is one of the most experienced players at Nelson G. and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.7ppg (#2). He also registered 7.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Zack Atkinson (206-F/C-86) of Waikato P. (#9). Atkinson scored 23 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Atkinson's great performance Waikato P. lost 80-97 to the higher-ranked OceanaGold N. (#1, 9-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Waikato P. can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 8 games. Too bad for Atkinson he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Atkinson has individually a great season in New Zealand. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.6ppg (4th best) and rebounds with 13.8rpg (2nd best). He also has 3.1bpg and FGP: 51.5%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Horvath (208-F/C-81) of Hub Jets - 18 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Lindsay Tait (190-G-82) of Wellington S. - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Akeem Wright (200-SF-84) of OceanaGold N. - 22 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Marco Alexander (185-G-91) of Waikato P. - 29 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Antoine Tisby (203-F/C-83) of OceanaGold N. - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Corey Webster (188-G-88) of Wellington S. - 32 points
10. Bryant Markson (198-F-83) of Wellington S. - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 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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DStv PBL Standings

DStv PBL Standings
Atlantic Conference
1. Union Bank 8-4
2. D.Warriors 8-4
3. Oluyole W. 8-4
4. Royal Hoopers 6-6
5. Islanders 5-7
6. Customs 5-7
7. Comets 5-7
8. Police Baton 3-9
Savannah Conference
1. Kano Pillars 12-0
2. Mark Mentors 9-3
3. Plateau Peaks 8-4
4. Niger Potters 7-5
5. Kada Stars 5-7
6. Bauchi Nets 4-8
7. Immigration 2-10
8. Yelwa Hawks 1-11

Regular Season: Round 12

Atlantic

Jun. 2: Royal Hoopers - Union Bank 74-70
Jun. 3: Royal Hoopers - Union Bank 72-68
Jun. 2: Comets - Oluyole W. 69-70

Savannah

Jun. 2: Yelwa Hawks - Kada Stars 72-79
Jun. 2: Plateau Peaks - Kano Pillars 66-67
Jun. 2: Niger Potters - Immigration 57-53
Jun. 2: Bauchi Nets - Mark Mentors 50-64

Regular Season: Round 13

Atlantic

Jun. 7: Customs - Union Bank
Jun. 7: Islanders - Oluyole W.
Jun. 8: Customs - Union Bank
Jun. 8: Islanders - Oluyole W.
Jun. 8: Police Baton - D.Warriors

Savannah

Jun. 8: Kano Pillars - Bauchi Nets
Jun. 8: Immigration - Kada Stars
Jun. 8: Yelwa Hawks - Niger Potters
Jun. 8: Mark Mentors - Plateau Peaks


Alade Aminu's team stopped at the semis - by Eurobasket News

Alade Aminu (210-C-87, college: Georgia Tech) s team stopped at the semis of the Turkish Play-offs. Galatasaray advanced to the Finals after a 79:77 win and swept the Semifinal series 3-0 against Karsiyaka. The guests trailed by 8 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-77. The best player for the winners was Senegalese center Boniface Ndong who scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Naturalized American power forward Ersin Dagli chipped in 15 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Bobby Dixon who recorded 19 points and 6 assists and Nigerian center Alade Aminu) added 14 points and 8 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
In 2012-2013 Alade Aminu averaged 11.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-4 (1.2bpg), FGP: 66.1%, FT: 59.2% in EuroChallenge. In Turkish League his stats read 11.9 points per game.



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DBE Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Jakub DLONIAK
  Siarka J.
  (192-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Dloniak, Siarka J.20.1 
 2. McCauley, Polph.18.9 
 3. Hodge, Stelmet ZG17.8 
 4. Wise, Rosa Radom17.3 
 5. Mosley, Kotwica15.5 
 6. Hosley, Stelmet ZG15.4 
 7. Blassingame, Cibona14.5 
 8. Rothbart, Start G.14.3 
 9. Carter, Polpharma14.2 
 10. Wisniewski, AZS K.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darrell HARRIS
  AZS K.
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Harris, AZS K.8.6 
 2. Doaks, Siarka J.8.5 
 3. Adams, Rosa Radom8.2 
 4. McCauley, Polph.7.8 
 5. Gadri-N., Energa C.7.6 
 6. Rothbart, Start G.7.5 
 7. Stevic, Stelmet ZG7.3 
 8. Cel, PGE Turow6.9 
 9. Hrycaniuk, Valencia6.8 
 10. Mahalbasic, Assec.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Nic WISE
  Rosa Radom
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Wise, Rosa Radom7.3 
 2. Koszarek, Stelm.5.5 
 3. Szubarga, Anwil5.5 
 4. Blassingame, Cibona5.4 
 5. Turner, Fos Ouest5.3 
 6. Jefferson, Kotwica4.7 
 7. Hodge, Stelmet ZG4.5 
 8. Skibniewski, Inter3.7 
 9. Carter, Polpharma3.7 
 10. Abernethy, Energa3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Stelmet ZG
  (201-F/G-84)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Hosley, Stelmet ZG2.4 
 2. Jefferson, Kotwica1.8 
 3. Alexander, Siarka1.7 
 4. Mosley, Kotwica1.6 
 5. Szubarga, Anwil1.6 
 6. Hodge, Stelmet ZG1.6 
 7. Wise, Rosa Radom1.5 
 8. Trice, Energa C.1.4 
 9. Henry, AZS Koszalin1.4 
 10. Robinson, PGE T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Ty WALKER
  Kotwica
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Walker, Kotwica2.7 
 2. Gadri-N., Energa C.1.9 
 3. Looby, Trefl Sopot1.6 
 4. Kulig, PGE Turow1.4 
 5. Zigeranovic, PGE T.1.2 
 6. Harris, AZS K.1.1 
 7. Rothbart, Start G.1.1 
 8. Doaks, Siarka J.1.1 
 9. Mahalbasic, Asseco0.8 
 10. Alexander, Siarka0.8 


Stats Leaders - 1Liga

Points Per Game
 Mateusz BIERWAGEN
  Astori.
  (194-G-88)
  Avg: 18
 1. Bierwagen, Astori.18.0 
 2. Celej, Start Lublin17.5 
 3. Pacocha, AZS Radex16.6 
 4. Kikowski, Slask W.15.2 
 5. Dluski, AZS Kutno14.9 
 6. Kukielka, Polonia14.9 
 7. Szymanski, Znicz B.14.8 
 8. Lewandowski, SKK14.6 
 9. Wilczek, Start Lub.14.5 
 10. Brek, AZS Kutno14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Adam METELSKI
  AZS P.
  (208-C-83)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Metelski, AZS P.12.1 
 2. Wilczek, Start Lub.11.0 
 3. Dluski, AZS Kutno9.1 
 4. Zurawski, Stal O.8.9 
 5. Mielczarek, AZS R.7.7 
 6. Hyzy, Slask W.7.6 
 7. Lisewski, P.Cuk.7.3 
 8. Szymanski, Znicz B.7.2 
 9. Wyka, Polonia6.8 
 10. Luszczewski, Star.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Lukasz WILCZEK
  P.Cuk.
  (189-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Wilczek, P.Cuk.7.0 
 2. Hybiak, AZS P.6.0 
 3. Grochowski, MKS D.6.0 
 4. Laczynski, Rosa R.5.8 
 5. Baran, Sokol Lanc.5.2 
 6. Szumelda-K., Stal4.9 
 7. Basinski, SKK S.4.9 
 8. Lewandowski, Astor.4.9 
 9. Pacocha, AZS Radex4.8 
 10. Brek, AZS Kutno4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Pawel HYBIAK
  AZS P.
  (173-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Hybiak, AZS P.2.5 
 2. Lewandowski, Astor.2.3 
 3. Basinski, SKK S.2.1 
 4. Wilczek, P.Cuk.2.0 
 5. Grochowski, MKS D.2.0 
 6. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.9 
 7. Hyzy, Slask W.1.9 
 8. Flieger, Slask W.1.9 
 9. Zytko, P..1.8 
 10. Klima, Sokol Lanc.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Dariusz WYKA
  Polonia
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Wyka, Polonia1.9 
 2. Lisewski, P.Cuk.1.4 
 3. Szymanski, Znicz B.1.4 
 4. Gabinski, Slask W.1.1 
 5. Glabas, AZS Kutno1.1 
 6. Fras, Astoria Bydg.1.1 
 7. Metelski, AZS P.1.1 
 8. Wrobel, UMKS K.1.0 
 9. Olejnik, Stal Ostr.1.0 
 10. Grudzinski, Spojn.0.8 



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Standings - BSN

BSN Standings
 1. Ponce 19-8 
 2. Santurce 17-11 
 3. Mayaguez 16-12 
 4. Quebradillas 16-12 
 5. Arecibo 14-13 
 6. Guaynabo 14-13 
 7. Humacao 13-14 
 8. Guayama 12-15 
 9. San German 9-19 
 10. Bayamon 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 33

Jun. 2: Quebradillas - Mayaguez 98-81
Jun. 2: Guaynabo - Guayama 92-79
Jun. 3: San German - Bayamon 87-82
Jun. 2: Humacao - Santurce 77-67

Regular Season: Round 34

Jun. 4: Guaynabo - Santurce
Jun. 4: Mayaguez - Humacao
Jun. 5: Guayama - Arecibo
Jun. 5: Quebradillas - San German


Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Ike DIOGU
  Ponce
  (204-F/C-83)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Diogu, Ponce22.1 
 2. Harris, Ponce20.9 
 3. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 4. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.3 
 5. Carmona, Humacao18.6 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo17.9 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Ramos, Arecibo16.9 
 10. Huertas, Quebradi.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo11.2 
 2. Harris, Ponce11.1 
 3. Ramos, Arecibo9.8 
 4. Phillip, San German9.0 
 5. Diogu, Ponce8.9 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 7. Graterol, Arecibo8.3 
 8. Harrellson, Guaya.8.2 
 9. Shannon, Bayamon8.0 
 10. Carmona, Humacao8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Christian DALMAU
  Guaynabo
  (194-G-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.5 
 2. Rivera, Ponce4.9 
 3. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 4. Clemente, Humacao4.7 
 5. Coronado, Guayama4.0 
 6. Huertas, Quebradil.4.0 
 7. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 8. Garcia, Quebradill.3.4 
 9. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
 10. Guzman, Bayamon3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 2. Coronado, Guayama2.0 
 3. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 4. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.5 
 5. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 6. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 7. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
 8. Villegas, Guaynabo1.3 
 9. Harrellson, Guaya.1.2 
 10. Horne, Humacao1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Penn, Humacao2.2 
 2. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 3. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.3 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce0.9 
 9. Graterol, Arecibo0.9 
 10. Nichols, Arecibo0.9 


Arecibo signs Wilson and Kelley - by Marcos Carlo

Earlier today Arecibo signed Jack Michael Martinez and hours later also added Lamayn Wilson (204-F-80, college: Troy) with Tre Kelley (183-PG-85, college: S.Carolina). Both Wilson and Kelley enter for Justin Dentmon and Demetris Nichols who went out with injuries. Martinez joins the team in the playoffs.

Wilson practiced with Arecibo earlier in the year and played in Georgia and Russia. In Russia he played for Samara and scored 8.5 points in the Eurochallenge.

Kelley played for Austin Toros in the D-League and also for Marinos in Venezuela. He covers the point guard position since Andres Rodriguez and Guillermo Diaz are injured. Both Kelley and Wilson are already with the team.

The next game for Arecibo is on June 5 against Guayama.



Wins by Humacao-Carolina, Guaynabo and Quebradillas on Sunday - by Luis Modestti


Caciques-Gigantes de Humacao-Carolina, Mets de Guaynabo and Piratas de Quebradillas got comfortable wins on Sunday.

Caciques-Gigantes defended their home and defeated Cangrejeros de Santurce 77-67. Alejandro Carmona netted 20 points while Denis Clemente added 18 and Ricardo Mash 16.

Santurce only used nine players as they have Alex Galindo, Javi Gonzalez and Wilfredo Pagan down with injuries. Ricky Sanchez scored 20 points for them. Cangrejeros have lost six of their last eight games.

Guaynabo wrapped up a perfect week by winning over Brujos de Guayama 92-79. Larry Ayuso scored 19 points, Jose Lloreda 16 with 13 boards and Christian Dalmau 11 with 10 assists for the winners.

Quebradillas dominated Indios de Mayaguez 98-81 as Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) scored 28 points and grabbed 11 rebounds.

The only game scheduled today is Vaqueros de Bayamon at Atleticos de San German.



Capitanes sign Jack Michael Martinez - by Luis Modestti


Capitanes de Arecibo signed Dominican National Team forward/center Jack Michael Martinez (201-F-81). The signing was made official today.

Other teams interested were Quebradillas, Guayama and Santurce but the player made the decision to join Arecibo who owns a 14-13 record and is one of the favorites to win it all.

Martinez played this season in Venezuela with Guaros where he averaged 19,45 points and 12,75 rebounds in 53 games.

In Puerto Rico Martinez has played for San German, Humacao and Guaynabo. In 52 games he has posted career averages of 17,5 points and 13,4 rebounds. He has allso played in many countries like France, Italy, Spain and Argentina.

Arecibo said that Martinez joins the team in the playoffs later this month.



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Stats Leaders - Men

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


Ploiesti claim Liga Nationala title - by Eurobasket News

Ploiesti - Targu Mures 83:76

Ploiesti celebrated the Liga Nationala title. They overcame Targu Mures in the sixth game of the championship series to claim the trophy for the second season in a row. Alhaji Mohammed (192-G-81, agency: Court Side, college: Louisville) stepped up with impressive 38 points to pace Ploiesti.
Targu Mures snatched a 20:19 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams stayed neck and neck throughtout the second period. Targu Mures ensured a 40:39 halftime lead. They remained in front after thirty minutes of action. The visitors entered the fourth frame up by two points 59:57 lead at the final intermission. However Ploiesti turned things around in the fourth stanza. They went on a 13:2 run midway through the fourth frame to take a 72:68 lead. Alhaji Mohammed gave the hosts a 79:71 lead with under two minutes remaining. Targu Mures ran out of steam in the dying minutes as Ploiesti marched to the victory. Vladimir Tica (208-C/F-81, agency: BeoExcell) posted 13 points, while Virgil Stanescu (208-C/F-77, agency: Interperformances, college: S.Alabama) added 12 points for the winners. Vaidotas Peciukas (199-G-82, college: Hawaii) responded with 23 points for Targu Mures. Branko Cuic (197-G-78) netted 18 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 5 assists in the loss.

Ploiesti: Alhaji Mohammed 38, Vladimir Tica 13, Virgil Stanescu 12
Targu Mures: Vaidotas Peciukas 23, Branko Cuic 18



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  RUSSIA   


VTB League: CSKA record first victory - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Lokomotiv 72:65

CSKA earned home win in the championship series opener. The Russian Champions overcame Lokomotiv 72:65 in Game 1 tonight in Moscow.
The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-14. But Lokomotiv won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CSKA Moscow made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Forward Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) fired 8 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Aaron Jackson (190-G-86, college: Duquesne) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 13 points and 7 assists and guard Nick Calathes (198-PG-89, college: Florida) added 9 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Game 2 to be played tomorrow, June 4th.



Fotis Katsikaris names Russian NT preliminary roster - by Eurobasket News

Fotis Fotis Katsikaris (agency: FCM ) named preliminary roster that would prepare for the upcoming 2013 EuroBasket. The list included 17 players. Andrei Kirilenko (209-F-81), Sasha Kaun (211-C-85) and Viktor Khryapa (203-F-82) previously announced that they would miss the championship.

The preliminary roster includes:
Egor Vyaltsev (192-PG-85), Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport), Dmitry Khvostov (190-G-89), Sergey Bykov (190-G-83), Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90), Eugeny Voronov (194-G-86), Anton Ponkrashov (200-SG-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Dmitry Kulagin (197-F-92), Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport), Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov), Nikita Balashov (207-F-91), Andrey Vorontsevich (207-C-87), Valery Likhodey (205-F-86, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group), Sergey Monya (202-PF-83), Alexey Zhukanenko (210-F-86, agency: Alti Sport), Timofey Mozgov (215-C-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) and Dmitry Sokolov (214-C-85).

It is also become known that Oleg Meleschenko and Mikhail Solovyev will assist Fotis Fotis Katsikaris (agency: FCM ) in Slovenia. Russia will play 9 friendly games as part of their preparation for the EuroBasket. They will face Latvia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Finland and Ukraine. Russia tip off their EuroBasket campaign against Italy on September 4. They will also face Finland, Greece, Sweden and Turkey in preliminary Group D at the tournament. Russia claimed Bronze medals at 2011 EuroBasket in Lithuania.



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  SERBIA   


Nemanja Radovic joins Mega Vizura - by Eurobasket News

Mega Vizura boosted their roster for the next season. They brought in Nemanja Radovic (206-F/C-91, agency: Beo Basket). The Montenegrin power forward started the season in Serbia. He played for Vrsac. His stats read 15.5 points, 8.7 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.0 block per game in A League. Nemanja Radovic finished the season in Greece. He inked with KAO Dramas in A1 League. He notched 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game for KAOD. Previously Nemanja Radovic had stints with Buducnost and Mornar Bar. Nemanja Radovic made it into Montenegrin League All-Newcomers Team in 2009. He also earned All-Montenegrin League Honourable Mention in 2011. He was the member of U16, U18 and U20 Montenegrin National Teams.


F4 Belgrade region tournament for U17 KK Zarkovo winner, impressive game of young OKK Beograd prospect Nikola Kovacevic - by Zoran Popovic

Last weekend in Belgrade was played F4 tournament for U17 teams, Belgrade region. Great success made host of tournament, KK Zarkovo with impressive score of 3 wins and without lost game. In the last game of tournament KK Zarkovo surprise Partizan Belgrade and win by result 100-97.
In the game for the third place OKK Beograd beats SKK Zvezdra 85:76. One of greatest games on tournament showed young prospect Nikola Kovacevic (186-G-97) with impressive realization. On the game against SKK Zvezdara Kovacevic scored 49 points, had 14 boards (8 defensive, 6 offensive) and 8 assists. SKK Zvezdara players made 15 fouls on Kovacevic.




Serbian prospect wins Spanish U16 Championship - by Zoran Popovic

Serbian young prospects continue with great games. Young prospect Stefan Peno (193-SG-97) wins Spanish Championship with FCB Regal. Young FCB Regal team was better than Juventud 77-60 in quarter final match, in semifinal beats Cajasol 67-45 and final match Unicaja 71-59. During the tournament Peno average scored 11 points, 6.5 boards and 2.5 assists per match. Last summer Stefan Peno was member of Serbian U16 National team and win bronze medal on European Championship in Lithuania 2012.


Crvena zvezda Telekom officially provided Euroleague spot - by Igor Obradovic

After the victory in the semifinals of the Adriatic League against a team from Kragujevac, Radnicki were rumors that the Crvena zvezda secured participation in the Euroleague,

Having Crvena zvezda was defeated in the final of the Adriatic League it is had to wait for the outcomes of national leagues in Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia (VTB League) and Lithuania to secure their spot for the B license in Euroleague competition.
To Crvena zvezda play in the Euroleague was required to take place three matching results in these leagues and the teams with A license to win the national championship titles.
Yesterday was the last match to joining Olympiakos and Panathinaikos in the Greek Cup final. Before this two teams, Crvena zvezda was "pushed" in the Euroleague by CSKA, who win against Khimki in VTB League semi-finals and so secured most points in combined table (VTB + Russia).
First good result for Crvena zvezda was brought by Zalgiris, who became the new/old champion of Lithuania. They outcome Lietuvos Rytas in final series.
And for the officially Crvena zvezda participation in Euroleague took care of the already mentioned giants from Greece, Olympiakos and Panathinaikos

After the season 1998/99, Crvena zvezda is back in the old continent's most elite competition.



Serbian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Serbian U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Nemanja Bezbradica
Bezbradica
Andrija Bojic
Bojic
Nemanja Dangubic
Dangubic
Nemanja Krstic
Krstic
Sasa Avramovic
Avramovic
#e#5
Nemanja Bezbradica 204-F/C-93 BKK Radnicki Serbia
Andrija Bojic 210-C/F-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Nemanja Dangubic 196-G/F-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Nemanja Krstic 198-SF-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Sasa Avramovic 195-G-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Pavle Reljic 193-G-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Nemanja Miskovic 207-C-93 Mega Vizura Serbia
Aleksandar Cvetkovic 183-PG-93 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Luka Mitrovic 204-F/C-93 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Ivan Marinkovic 208-F/C-93 OKK Beograd Serbia
Nenad Miljenovic 194-G-93 Radnicki KG Serbia
Djordje Milosevic 198-F/G-93 Vrsac Serbia
Danilo Tasic 202-F-93 Konstantin Serbia
Dusan Hukic 204-F-93 Tamis Serbia
Ljubomir Campara 203-F/C-93 Tamis Serbia
Marko Tomic 208-C-93 Proleter Naftagas Serbia
Strahinja Gavrilovic 206-F/C-93 USC USA
Stefan Zecevic 193-F-93 Bradley USA




Serbian U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Serbian U18 National Team 2013
#s#
Nikola Rebic
Rebic
Brano Djukanovic
Djukanovic
Dusan Ristic
Ristic
Vasilije Pusica
Pusica
Bozidar Babovic
Babovic
#e#5
Nikola Rebic 188-PG-95 Radnicki Basket Serbia
Brano Djukanovic 194-SG-95 Radnicki Basket Serbia
Dusan Ristic 211-C-95 Radnicki Basket Serbia
Vasilije Pusica 190-G-95 Partizan II Serbia
Aleksa Jugovic 190-G-95 Partizan II Serbia
Bozidar Babovic 178-PG-95 Partizan II Serbia
Ognjen Jaramaz 191-PG-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Rade Zagorac 201-G/F-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Andrija Simovic 203-PF-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Nikola Jokic 203-C-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Milenko Veljkovic 216-C-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Dorde Simeunovic 198-SF-95 Mega Vizura Serbia
Marko Guduric 197-SG-95 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Marko Tejic 209-C/F-95 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Dorde Kaplanovic 209-C/F-95 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Dejan Davidovac 198-F-95 Vrsac Serbia
Aleksandar Bursac 202-F-95 Vrsac Serbia
Srdan Milanovic 201-C-95 Leotar Bosnia
Stefan Ljubenkovic 95 Lovcen Montenegro
Djoko Salic 209-C-95 Spars Sarajevo Bosnia
Matija Milin 206-F-95 Arkadia Austria




Serbian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Serbian University National Team 2013
#s#
Milos Dimic
Dimic
Stefan Bircevic
Bircevic
Stefan Jovic
Jovic
Branko Lazic
Lazic
Dragan Milosavljevic
Milosavljevic
#e#5
Milos Dimic 195-G-89 Radnicki KG Serbia
Stefan Bircevic 210-F/C-89 Radnicki KG Serbia
Stefan Jovic 199-PG-90 Radnicki KG Serbia
Branko Lazic 195-G-89 Crvena Zvezda Serbia
Dragan Milosavljevic 198-G-89 Partizan Serbia
Djordje Gagic 210-C-90 Partizan Serbia
Dejan Musli 213-C-91 Partizan Serbia
Stefan Zivanovic 196-G-89 Metalac Serbia
Stefan Stojacic 194-F-89 Vojvodina Serbia
Nikola Kalinic 202-F-91 Vojvodina Serbia
Nikola Markovic 208-F/C-89 Vojvodina Serbia
Filip Covic 178-PG-89 Vojvodina Serbia
Nemanja Arnautovic 193-G-90 Sloboda Uzice Serbia
Nemanja Todorovic 205-C/F-91 Borac Serbia
Bogic Vujosevic 189-PG-92 BKK Radnicki Serbia
Stevan Jelovac 208-F/C-89 JuveCaserta Italy
Djordje Drenovac 208-G/F-92 Biancoblu BO Italy
Djordje Majstorovic 209-C/F-90 Helios Slovenia
Uros Lukovic 212-C-89 Kumanovo FYR Macedonia
Darko Balaban 211-C-89 Targu Mures Romania
Aleksandar Vlahovic 190-G-90 Ploiesti Romania
Nemanja Jaramaz 201-SG-91 BC Astana Kazakhstan
Stefan Nastic 211-C-92 Stanford USA
Dusan Katnic 193-G-89 Oostende Belgium




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Olimpija makes Pipan head coach - by Zeljko Zule

After suffering one of its worst Euroleague and Adriatic league winning percentage of the century this season, Union Olimpija has chosen veteran head coach Ales Pipan to turn things around. Olimpija and Pipan have agreed to a contract for next season, club announced today. Pipan, 43, arrives from MZT Skopje after winning FYR Macedonian League and Cup titles.
Pipan also coached Satex Maribor, Pivovarna Lasko/Zlatorog, Krka, Zagorje, Slovan of Slovenia, Anwil Wloclawek in Italy and Zadar of Croatia. Pipan is currently the head coach of the FYR Macedonian national team.




Slovenian U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Slovenian U18 National Team 2013
#s#
Matic Rebec
Rebec
Aljaz Slutej
Slutej
Tilen Hojc
Hojc
Sandi Grubelic
Grubelic
Marko Cergic
Cergic
#e#5
Matic Rebec 180-PG-95 Helios Slovenia
Peter Ulcar 188-G-95 Calcit Slovenia
Aljaz Slutej 188-G-96 Elektra Slovenia
Tilen Hojc 190-SG-96 Grosuplje Slovenia
Sandi Grubelic 187-PG-96 Grosuplje Slovenia
Sedin Karavdic 95 Grosuplje Slovenia
Marko Cergic 204-C-95 Jance Prit Slovenia
Matej Kavas 193-G-96 Jance Prit Slovenia
Matevz Rojc 193-G-95 Jance Prit Slovenia
Blaz Abram 184-PG-95 Krka II Slovenia
Domen Janc 185-PG-96 Krka Slovenia
Imran Polutak 205-C-96 Krka II Slovenia
Jure Ritlop 203-PF-95 Krka Slovenia
Ziga Zatezic 196-SG-95 Krka Slovenia
Nejc Zupan 203-PG-96 Krka II Slovenia
Ziga Doljak 95 Parklji Slovenia
Andraz Rogelja 186-PG-95 Parklji Slovenia
Jan Zatkovic 206-C-96 Parklji Slovenia
Jan Dolensek 202-PF-95 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Milan Kovacevic 197-SF-96 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Jan Novak 185-PG-95 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Tilen Kodrin 203-F-96 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Luka Kokol 191-G-95 Un.Olimpija Slovenia
Grega Sajevic 186-PG-96 Un.Olimpija Slovenia

Dzemo Ibisi Head Coach Litija Slovenia
Dejan Gasparin Assistant Krka II Slovenia
Mitja Kocmur Assistant Grosuplje Slovenia



Slovenian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Slovenian U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Jure Kopac
Kopac
Gregor Hrovat
Hrovat
Martin Mezan
Mezan
Tomaz Bolcina
Bolcina
Domen Bratoz
Bratoz
#e#5
Jure Kopac 199-SF-94 Triglav Strazisce Slovenia
Gregor Hrovat 196-G-94 Helios Slovenia
Matevz Mavrin 200-F/C-94 Helios Slovenia
Martin Mezan 192-G-93 Polzela Slovenia
Tomaz Bolcina 206-F/C-94 Krka Slovenia
Domen Bratoz 186-PG-93 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Ziga Fifolt 210-C-93 Grosuplje Slovenia
Erjon Kastrati 198-F/G-94 Krka Slovenia
Matej Rojc 198-G-93 Krka Slovenia
Matic Urbas 192-G-93 Parklji Slovenia
Jakob Strazar 202-F-94 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Aleksandar Tomic 184-G-93 Geoplin Slovan Slovenia
Boris Bosnjak 201-F/C-93 LTHcast Mercator Slovenia
Ziga Dimec 208-C/F-93 Zlatorog Slovenia
Miha Lapornik 192-G-93 Zlatorog Slovenia
Matic Macek 188-G-94 Zlatorog Slovenia
Tim Skerbec 200-F-93 Zlatorog Slovenia
Luka Rupnik 185-PG-93 Un.Olimpija Slovenia

Damjan Novakovic Head Coach Tajfun Slovenia
Dejan Mihevc Assistant Grosuplje Slovenia



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  SPAIN   

Stats Leaders - LEB Gold

Points Per Game
 Anthony WINCHESTER
  San G.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 15.9
 1. Winchester, San G.15.9 
 2. Sanchez, Melilla15.6 
 3. Blanch, Andorra15.6 
 4. Starosta, Plana.15.5 
 5. Zengotitaben., Cor.14.7 
 6. Barbour, Ourense14.6 
 7. Hezonja, FCB Regal14.5 
 8. Samuels, Lobe H.14.3 
 9. Otegui, Palencia14.1 
 10. Ruiz de Gala., Cl.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ondrej STAROSTA
  Plana.
  (215-C-79)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Starosta, Plana.9.8 
 2. Wachsmann, Melilla9.0 
 3. Sikma, A.Ford B.8.1 
 4. Diouf, Breogan8.0 
 5. Samuels, Lobe H.7.6 
 6. Hernandez-S., Cor.7.2 
 7. McDermott, Palen.6.9 
 8. Ogide, Ourense6.8 
 9. Otegui, Palencia6.7 
 10. Kale, Coruna6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Daniel PEREZ
  Andorra
  (188-PG-90)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Perez, Andorra5.2 
 2. Uriz, Clavijo4.9 
 3. Rodriguez, Forca L.4.7 
 4. Marco, Melilla4.5 
 5. Lopez, A.Ford B.4.3 
 6. Forcada, Palencia4.1 
 7. Creus, Assignia M.3.3 
 8. Aguilar, A.Ford B.3.2 
 9. Perez, FCB Regal3.1 
 10. Schreiner, Andorra3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Lucas SIKMA
  A.Ford B.
  (203-F-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Sikma, A.Ford B.1.9 
 2. Hezonja, FCB Regal1.9 
 3. Samuels, Lobe H.1.7 
 4. Toledo, A.Ford B.1.7 
 5. Otegui, Palencia1.7 
 6. Blanch, Andorra1.7 
 7. Perez, Andorra1.7 
 8. Lopez, A.Ford B.1.7 
 9. Castro, Melilla1.6 
 10. Hobbs, Caceres1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Michel DIOUF
  Breogan
  (208-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Diouf, Breogan1.9 
 2. Flis, Andorra1.2 
 3. Hernandez-S., Cor.1.1 
 4. Samuels, Lobe H.1.1 
 5. Mbaye, FCB Regal1.1 
 6. Starosta, Plana.1.0 
 7. Sikma, A.Ford B.0.9 
 8. Leonavicius, Breog.0.8 
 9. Olmos, A.Ford B.0.7 
 10. Gatell, Lobe Hue.0.7 


Laboral Kutxa split ways with Zan Tabak - by Eurobasket News

Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) is officially out of Laboral Kutxa. The team announced the departure of the head coach. The Croatian specialist took over the team midway through the last season. He replaced Dusko Ivanovic on the bridge. Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) revived the EuroLeague campaign for Laboral Kutxa. The team however lost to CSKA in the quarterfinal series. But the biggest disappointment came in the Spanish League. Laboral Kutxa entered the playoff series versus Gran Canaria as favourites but suffered the decisive defeat at home court in Game 3 and got eliminated. Zan Tabak (agency: INVICTUS Sports Group ) worked as assistant coach with Real Madrid and Cajasol Sevilla. He also guided Girona and Trefl Sopot before joining Laboral Kutxa.
Laboral Kutxa is reportedly in talks with Jurij Zdovc about the possible head coach contract.



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Prospect Profile: Justin Gray - by David Edole

by Eric Wallace

One of the class of 2014s top perimeter players, Berkeley Preps Justin Gray (198-F) is at the top of the recruiting list for many college programs heading into the summer.

The All-Hillsborough County selection is coming off of a junior season that saw him average 15 points and nearly 8 rebounds per game for Head Coach Bobby Reinhart. Mid-high major programs have been tracking Gray during the offseason with his AAU team Florida Select and a long list of suitors remain. I have offers from South Florida, Butler, Charleston, Davidson, Tulane, Florida Atlantic, North Florida, Florida Gulf Coast, Jacksonville, Cornell, Columbia, Murray State, Georgia Southern, Houston and Brown, said Gray who also has a list of suitors that include high major programs such as Stanford, USC, Purdue, Georgia Tech and others.

The 65, 200 pound junior has a very reliable perimeter skill set, combined with good size and strength that should help him make a smooth transition to the college game. Im looking to get to at least 215 lbs by senior year and Im specifically working to improve my ball handling, post up moves, three point shooting and lockdown defense, said Gray who has shown the ability to be effective attacking the paint or by knocking down shots from the perimeter.

Also a solid performer in the classroom, Gray has his sights set on making the right choice when is comes to deciding his future collegiate destination. I want to make sure that the college has the right education that fits my interests and gives me an opportunity to succeed in the future, added the Berkeley Prep shooting guard. I was to find the right fit and a place where I can feel comfortable with the school and its students.




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  UKRAINE   


BC Donetsk land Denis Ikovlev - by Eurobasket News

BC Donetsk bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Denis Ikovlev (201-SF-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Nevada). The forward spent the last season with Cherkasy. Denis Ikovlev posted 10.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in Superleague. Previously the forward had stints with Khimik Yuzny, Budivelnyk, Ferro-ZNTU, BC Odessa. Eurobasket.com named Denis Ikovlev All-Ukrainian UBL Most Improved Player of the Year in 2009. The forward participated at Superleague All-Star Game in 2012.


Halychyna add Yaroslav Lemyk - by Eurobasket News

Halychyna strengthens their frontcourt. They have penned deal with Yaroslav Lemyk (204-C-85). The centre has agreed on terms of one-year deal with the Lviv team. Yaroslav Lemyk spent the last season in Hoverla. He tallied 6.4 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in Superleague. Yaroslav Lemyk started his career in Lviv. He played for Halychyna in 2001-2010 seasons. Later Yaroslav Lemyk moved to Belarus to join Grodno-93. He earned All-Belarusian League Honourable Mention in 2011. Yaroslav Lemyk also participated at the Superleague All-Star Game in 2012. He was the member of U20 and U21 Ukrainian National Teams.


Khimik keep Oleksandr Ryabchuk - by Eurobasket News

Khimik have extended the contract of Oleksandr Ryabchuk (189-G-89). The guard joined the team at the start of the previous season. He notched 2.5 points, 1.8 assists and 1.1 boards per game in EuroChallenge. The guard also posted 2.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.5 rebounds per game in Superleague. He was the member of U16 and U18 Ukrainian National Teams.


Cherkasy tab Andrii Kalnichenko - by Eurobasket News

Cherkasy Monkeys bolstered their roster. They landed Andrii Kalnichenko (200-G-86). The guard spent the last season in BC Odessa. He posted 4.0 points, 2.2 rebounds per game in Superleague. It was the second straight season with BC Odessa for the guard. Previously Andrii Kalnichenko played for Khimik. Andrii Kalnichenko was the member of the Ukrainian University National Team back in 2009.


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  URUGUAY   

Standings - Metropolitan League

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Jun. 3: Colon - 25 de Agosto 81-74
Jun. 3: Guruyu Waston - Marne 78-73
Jun. 3: Stockholmo - Welcome 56-100
Jun. 5: Capitol - Urunday Univ.
Jun. 5: Larre Borges - Verdirrojo
Jun. 5: Yale - Cader


Welcome tab Kenneth Simms - by Eurobasket News

Welcome made a change on the roster. They brought in Kenneth Simms (203-C-86, agency: Two Points, college: Cumberland). He will replace Diego Romero on the squad. The US centre has just finished the season in Sweden. Kenneth Simms posted 11.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game in EuroChallenge. In Basketligan the centre notched 14.7 points, 9.3 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.8 blocks per game. Kenneth Simms was named All-Swedish Basketligan Player of the Year. He was also trumped Defensive Player of the Year. Last season Kenneth Simms also played for the Kings. He made it into All-Swedish Basketligan 2nd Team. Previously Kenneth Simms had stints in Romania, China, Lithuania. He earned All-Romanian League Honourable Mention in 2011.


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  VENEZUELA   

Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
Group A
 1. Bucaneros 3-0 
 2. Marinos 2-1 
 3. Trotamundos 0-4 
Group B
 1. Gigantes 3-1 
 2. Gaiteros 1-1 
 3. Cocodrilos 0-2 
Places 7-10
 1. Guaros 25-28 
 2. Guaiqueries 21-23 
 3. Panteras 19-35 
 4. Toros 18-36 
2013 Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Jun. 3: Bucaneros - Marinos 81-68
Jun. 4: Bucaneros - Marinos
Jun. 4: Gaiteros - Cocodrilos
Jun. 5: Gaiteros - Cocodrilos


Stats Leaders - LPB

Points Per Game
 Alejandro CARMONA
  Humacao
  (194-G/F-83)
  Avg: 23.2
 1. Carmona, Humacao23.2 
 2. Pena, Toros21.9 
 3. Fortson, Trotamun.21.5 
 4. Santana, Gaiteros21.0 
 5. Maye, Bayamon20.4 
 6. Martinez, Guaros19.3 
 7. Bailey, Panteras19.3 
 8. Rodgers, Marinos18.2 
 9. Flores, Guaiqueries18.1 
 10. Johnson, Toros17.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jack Michael MARTINEZ
  Guaros
  (201-F-81)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Martinez, Guaros12.1 
 2. Santana, Gaiteros10.1 
 3. Massie, San German9.9 
 4. Johnson, Toros9.2 
 5. Miller, Toros8.2 
 6. Urbina, Toros8.1 
 7. Sucre, Marinos7.7 
 8. Carmona, Humacao7.7 
 9. Lugo, Guaiqueries7.7 
 10. Colmenares, Cocod.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Kelvin PENA
  Toros
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Pena, Toros6.1 
 2. Rivera, Humacao6.1 
 3. Vargas, Marinos6.0 
 4. Elliott, Cocodrilos5.0 
 5. Cubillan, Trotamun.4.7 
 6. Centeno, Cocodrilos4.6 
 7. Cedeno, Bucaneros4.4 
 8. Fortson, Trotamun.4.1 
 9. Guillent, Guaros3.9 
 10. Flores, Guaiqueri.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mykal RILEY
  Bucaneros
  (198-F/G-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Riley, Bucaneros3.0 
 2. Fortson, Trotamun.2.5 
 3. Vargas, Marinos2.4 
 4. Guillent, Guaros2.2 
 5. Carmona, Humacao2.2 
 6. Cubillan, Trotamun.2.1 
 7. Johnson, Toros2.1 
 8. Horton, Panteras2.1 
 9. Pena, Toros2.0 
 10. Macuare, Gigantes2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nakiea MILLER
  Toros
  (204-C-79)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Miller, Toros2.2 
 2. Lang, Cocodrilos1.6 
 3. Lugo, Guaiqueries1.6 
 4. Feeley, Gigantes1.3 
 5. Johnson, Toros1.2 
 6. Gadzuric, Marinos1.0 
 7. Massie, San German0.9 
 8. Santana, Gaiteros0.9 
 9. Adams, Guaros0.8 
 10. Bravo, Gigantes0.8 


Marinos add Shamell Stallworth - by Eurobasket News

Marinos de Anzoategui bolstered their roster in time of the second stage of LPB championship. They signed contract with Shamell Stallworth. The guard has played in Brazil in the recent years. He was the member of Pinheiros/Sky roster last season. Shamell Stallworth tallied 11.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in Liga Sudamericana. The guard notched 20.2 points, 4.8 boards, 3.4 assists and 1.6 steals per game in Liga Americas. Shamell Stallworth also posted 16.4 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists in NBB. He was named All-Liga Americas Player of the Year. The guard was also named All-Paulista League Player of the Year back in 2011. Latinbasket.com trumped Shamell Stallworth All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year in 2011.


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Day 1 of Finals. CSKA record first victory - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Lokomotiv 72-65

CSKA earned home win in the championship series opener. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-14. But Lokomotiv won second period 19-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CSKA Moscow made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Forward Viktor Khryapa (203-82) fired 8 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. American guard Aaron Jackson (190-86, college: Duquesne) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Interperformances) produced 13 points and 7 assists and American-Greek point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida) added 9 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CSKA: A.Vorontsevich 15+3reb+2ast, A.Jackson 15+5reb+3ast, N.Krstic 14+5reb, S.Weems 9+3reb+1ast, V.Khryapa 8+7reb+9ast, V.Micov 7+1ast
Lokomotiv: M.Kalnietis 13+4reb+7ast, D.Brown 9+3reb, N.Calathes 9+1reb+6ast, A.Zubkov 7+4reb, A.Savrasenko 6+2reb+1ast, S.Jasaitis 6+3reb
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BC Donetsk land Denis Ikovlev - by Eurobasket News

BC Donetsk bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Denis Ikovlev (201-SF-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Nevada). The forward spent the last season with Cherkasy. Denis Ikovlev posted 10.9 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in Superleague. Previously the forward had stints with Khimik Yuzny, Budivelnyk, Ferro-ZNTU, BC Odessa. Eurobasket.com named Denis Ikovlev All-Ukrainian UBL Most Improved Player of the Year in 2009. The forward participated at Superleague All-Star Game in 2012.



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Women News

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Egypt0-0
2. Ivory Coast0-0
3. Mozambique0-0
4. Senegal0-0
5. Zimbabwe0-0
Group B
1. Angola0-0
2. Cameroon0-0
3. Cape Verde0-0
4. Kenya0-0
5. Mali0-0
6. Nigeria0-0

Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Sep. 20: MOZ - ZIM
Sep. 20: SEN - EGY

B

Sep. 20: ANG - NGR
Sep. 20: MLI - CPV
Sep. 20: CMR - KEN



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  BELGIUM   


Belgium U20 squad named - by Bas Hendriks

Belgium U20 has a clear target for this summer, wanting to get back to division A as soon as possible. The Philip Mestdagh and Ly Hamady led team appears to have a more than solid roster to make such a claim. Alltho stars such as Hind Ben Abdelkader and Emma Meesseman are not available, Belgium has several players with solid experience on the highest level.
Roster: Hanne Mestdagh (178-G/F-93) Natacha Doppee (170-PG-93, agency: LBM Management) Evi Heyse (181-PF-93) Heleen Adams (173-SF-94) Lea Lonay (178-PF-94) Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) Camille Lebrun (174-SF-94) Sien Devliegher (175-SF-93)
Jill Vanmeerbeeck (176-SF-94) Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) Jolien Goyvaerts (174-SF-94)





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  BRAZIL   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Iziane CASTRO MARQUES
  Maran.
  (182-G/F-82)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Castro Marqu., Mar.20.8 
 2. Felipe, Sao Jose17.3 
 3. De Souza, Atlan.15.1 
 4. Rodrigues, Ourinhos14.9 
 5. Pinto, Recife14.7 
 6. da Costa, Ameri.13.7 
 7. Garvao, Santo And.13.3 
 8. Dos Santos, Ameri.13.2 
 9. Hodges, Tulsa S.13.0 
 10. Ribeiro, Ourinhos12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erika DE SOUZA
  Atlan.
  (197-C-82)
  Avg: 10.9
 1. De Souza, Atlan.10.9 
 2. Santos, Maranhao10.2 
 3. Dos Santos, Ameri.9.5 
 4. Do Amaral, Ameri.8.8 
 5. Jacob, Ourinhos8.4 
 6. Montgomery, New Y.7.4 
 7. Castro Marqu., Mar.6.7 
 8. Santos, Sao Jose6.7 
 9. Bibiano, Ourinhos6.6 
 10. Garvao, Santo An.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Joice RODRIGUES
  Ourinhos
  (168-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Rodrigues, Ourinhos6.7 
 2. Pinto, Recife4.2 
 3. Generoso, Ameri.4.1 
 4. Ferreira, Maranhao2.8 
 5. Felipe, Sao Jose2.7 
 6. Vasconcelos, Sant.2.6 
 7. Cavallaro, Santo A.2.6 
 8. Sousa, Sao Jose2.5 
 9. da Costa, Ameri.2.4 
 10. Hodges, Tulsa S.2.1 
Steals Per Game
 Adriana PINTO
  Recife
  (170-SG-78)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Pinto, Recife2.6 
 2. da Costa, Ameri.2.3 
 3. Felipe, Sao Jose2.2 
 4. Rodrigues, Ourinhos2.0 
 5. Do Amaral, Ameri.1.8 
 6. Dos Santos, Ameri.1.8 
 7. Martins, Santo A.1.8 
 8. Ribeiro, Ourinhos1.7 
 9. De Souza, Atlan.1.7 
 10. Montgomery, New1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Erika DE SOUZA
  Atlan.
  (197-C-82)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. De Souza, Atlan.1.4 
 2. Calhado, Recife1.3 
 3. Garvao, Santo And.1.2 
 4. Do Amaral, Ameri.1.1 
 5. Irvin, Recife0.9 
 6. Oliveira, Sao Jose0.7 
 7. Santos, Maranhao0.7 
 8. Lima, Santo Andre0.6 
 9. Bibiano, Ourinhos0.6 
 10. Dos Santos, Ameri.0.5 



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  CHILE   

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
North Group
 1. Boston College 0-0 
 2. Club Brisas 0-0 
 3. Club Sergio Ceppi 0-0 
 4. Los Leones 0-0 
 5. New Crusaders 0-0 
 6. Univ.de Chile 0-0 
South Group
 1. Araucania 0-0 
 2. Castro 0-0 
 3. Espanol 0-0 
 4. Los Salesianos 0-0 
 5. Puerto varas 0-0 
 6. Univ. Austral 0-0 



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Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Ambrosia ANDERSON
  Trutnov
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Anderson, Trutnov18.4 
 2. Lowenthal, VSE P.17.0 
 3. Vaughn, Washingt.16.4 
 4. Abdi, L.Angeles S.16.4 
 5. Brunson, Minnesot.16.3 
 6. Fontenette, Valos.16.1 
 7. Sprague, Valosun15.4 
 8. Krizova, Strakonice15.3 
 9. Dotson, VS Praha14.7 
 10. Mrhalkova, Valosun14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Lauren ERVIN
  Trutnov
  (191-F-85)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Ervin, Trutnov11.8 
 2. Greer, Trutnov9.6 
 3. Jileckova, Strakon.9.3 
 4. Dotson, VS Praha9.2 
 5. Brunson, Minnesot.8.9 
 6. Brown, DSK Karlin8.3 
 7. Anderson, Trutnov8.3 
 8. Lowenthal, VSE P.8.0 
 9. Vaughn, Washingt.7.8 
 10. Green, Slovanka7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jelena SKEROVIC
  USK Praha
  (176-G-80)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Skerovic, USK Praha4.7 
 2. Nezdarilova, Slova.3.9 
 3. Milovanovic, Lokom.3.2 
 4. Horakova, IMOS B.3.1 
 5. Bartakova, VS Pra.2.9 
 6. Green, Slovanka MB2.9 
 7. Harapesova, VSE P.2.9 
 8. Bortelova, DSK K.2.9 
 9. Uhrova, Slovanka.2.5 
 10. Abdi, L.Angeles S.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Ashleigh FONTENETTE
  Valosu.
  (172-PG-89)
  Avg: 3
 1. Fontenette, Valos.3.0 
 2. Horakova, IMOS B.2.5 
 3. Thomas, Strakonice2.4 
 4. Nezdarilova, Slova.2.3 
 5. Green, Slovanka MB2.3 
 6. Bortelova, DSK K.2.2 
 7. Selby, Strakonice2.1 
 8. O''Reilly, Lokom.2.0 
 9. Lowenthal, VSE P.2.0 
 10. Misurova, Hradec1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anna JURCENKOVA
  IMOS B.
  (195-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Jurcenkova, IMOS1.3 
 2. Hartigova, Hradec1.0 
 3. Greer, Trutnov0.9 
 4. Ohlde, IMOS B.0.9 
 5. Burgrova, USK Praha0.8 
 6. Anderson, Trutnov0.8 
 7. Sprague, Valosun0.7 
 8. Reisingerova, VS P.0.6 
 9. Peckova, IMOS B.0.6 
 10. Hanusova, IMOS B.0.6 



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  ESTONIA   


Estonia edge Latvia U20 twice - by Eurobasket News

Estonian National Team handed back-to-back defeats to Latvian counterparts in exhibition games in Riga.
The first game ended with Estonia claiming a 72:61 victory. Latvia led from the start. They recorded a 32:25 halftime lead. But Estonia turned things around in the second half. The visitors increased the tempo scoring 24 points in the third term and gaining the lead. Estonia fired 23 points in the fourth period and sealed the win at the end. Mirjam Nikolai (177-G-86) finished with 14 points to pace Estonia. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) added 12 points, while Maaja Bratka (190-F/C-92) had 10 points for the winners. Asnate Fomina (176-G-94) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds for Latvia. Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) chipped in 9 points in the loss.
Latvia also surrendered in the second game. The hosts jumoed to a 13:7 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. But Estonia ignited a 27:14 run in the third term to pull ahead. Estonia finished off their opponents with a 25:14 rally in the fourth term. Mailis Pokk (185-F/C-92) produced 15 points for Estonia. Viive Kai Rebane (182-F-89, college: Binghamton) added 14 points in the victory. Sabine Dukate answered with 12 points for Latvia. Guna Lagzdina (187-C/F-93) and Ilze Jakobsone (170-G-94) chipped in 7 points each in the defeat.



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  EUROLEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Connecti.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 24
 1. Charles, Connecti.24.0 
 2. Milovanovic, UNIQA19.1 
 3. Lavender, L.Angele.18.4 
 4. Johnson, S.Antoni.18.3 
 5. Ogwumike, L.Angele.17.5 
 6. Marginean, Istanb.17.3 
 7. Parker, L.Angele.16.9 
 8. Pierson, New Y.15.9 
 9. Bonner, Phoenix M.15.8 
 10. Abdi, L.Angeles S.15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tina CHARLES
  Connecti.
  (193-C-88)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Charles, Connecti.12.5 
 2. Bonner, Phoenix M.10.5 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.10.4 
 4. Lavender, L.Angele.8.6 
 5. Henry, Atlanta D.8.5 
 6. Campbell, Chicago8.4 
 7. McCoughtry, Atlan.8.1 
 8. Johnson, S.Antoni.8.0 
 9. Teilane-T., Wisla7.9 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laia PALAU
  CCC P.
  (176-G-79)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Palau, CCC P.6.4 
 2. Skerovic, USK Praha6.2 
 3. Bojovic, Good A.5.5 
 4. Ouvina, Wisla C.4.8 
 5. Taurasi, Phoen.4.7 
 6. Hurst, Canberra C.4.6 
 7. Dumerc, Bourges4.4 
 8. Dominguez, UMMC4.4 
 9. Robinson, S.Antoni.4.3 
 10. Vardarli, Fener.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Anna CRUZ
  Rivas Ecopolis
  (173-PG-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Cruz, Rivas Ecopol.2.9 
 2. Lyttle, Atlanta D.2.6 
 3. Bojovic, Good A.2.4 
 4. Ouvina, Wisla C.2.4 
 5. McCoughtry, Atlan.2.3 
 6. Gomis, Villeneuve2.3 
 7. Robinson, S.Antoni.2.3 
 8. Robbins, Targoviste2.2 
 9. Milovanovic, UNIQA2.1 
 10. Ogwumike, L.Angel.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.2.1 
 2. Parker, L.Angele.1.5 
 3. Majewska, CCC P.1.5 
 4. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.2 
 5. Vieru, Spartak1.1 
 6. Godin, Familia Sch.1.0 
 7. Ndongue, Bourges1.0 
 8. Kulichova, Good A.0.9 
 9. Vaughn, Washingt.0.9 
 10. Teilane-T., Wisla0.9 



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  FRANCE   

LFB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Mistie MIMS
  Connecti.
  (191-C-83)
  Avg: 15
 1. Mims, Connecti.15.0 
 2. Sanni, Villeneuve14.8 
 3. Salagnac, Bourges14.3 
 4. Tolo, Bourges14.2 
 5. Mosch, Charleville13.9 
 6. Guzman, Landes13.4 
 7. Robert, Lattes M.13.4 
 8. Evans, Arras13.0 
 9. Williams, Villeneu.12.8 
 10. Amant, Nantes12.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Angelica ROBINSON
  Perfumer.
  (197-F-87)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Robinson, Perfumer.10.3 
 2. Francis, Nantes9.9 
 3. Coulibaly, Mondevi.9.4 
 4. Humphrey, Landes9.1 
 5. Bonnan, Charleville8.7 
 6. Ciak, Perpignan7.8 
 7. Robert, Lattes M.7.7 
 8. Murphy, Samorin7.6 
 9. Sanni, Villeneuve7.5 
 10. Meesseman, Washi.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Celine DUMERC
  Bourges
  (169-G-82)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Dumerc, Bourges5.5 
 2. Dieme, Lyon5.1 
 3. Aubert, Nantes5.0 
 4. Thorburn, Aix-en.4.9 
 5. Ciglar, Novi Zagreb4.2 
 6. Gruszczynski, Tar.3.6 
 7. Sauret Gille., Lyon3.5 
 8. Tanqueray, Lattes3.5 
 9. Lawson-Wade, Latt.3.4 
 10. Guzman, Landes3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Johanne GOMIS
  Villeneuve
  (179-SG-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Gomis, Villeneuve2.2 
 2. Michel, Nantes2.2 
 3. Houts, Union H.1.9 
 4. Dumerc, Bourges1.9 
 5. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.8 
 6. Robert, Lattes M.1.8 
 7. Dieme, Lyon1.8 
 8. Baer, Lyon1.7 
 9. Lawson-Wade, Latt.1.7 
 10. Rad, Tarbes1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Cayla FRANCIS
  Nantes
  (192-C-89)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Francis, Nantes1.6 
 2. Tolo, Bourges1.5 
 3. Ciak, Perpignan1.5 
 4. Robinson, Perfumer.1.5 
 5. Ndongue, Bourges1.2 
 6. Meesseman, Washin.1.2 
 7. Adams, Toulouse1.1 
 8. Lassiter, Mondevil.1.0 
 9. Page, Landes1.0 
 10. Sy-Diop, Lyon0.8 



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  GEORGIA   

Superleague standings

Superleague Standings
 1. Rustavi 4-0 
 2. Kutaisi 3-0 
 3. Zestaponi 2-0 
 4. Akhmeta 1-0 


Rustavi triumphs at 2013 season! - by Eurobasket Center

Rustavi - Kutaisi 84:72

Rustavi triumphs at 2013 season! The winners swept the Final game of the playoffs against Kutaisi 84-72. The Champion team, who is back to the SuperLeague, reached the finals after beating Akhmeta 81-52 in the Semis.



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  LATVIA   


Latvian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Sabine Dukate
Dukate
Kate Aizsila
Aizsila
Guna Lagzdina
Lagzdina
Asnate Fomina
Fomina
Vineta Birina
Birina
#e#5
4Sabine Dukate 174-F-93 Suduva Lithuania
5Ance Aizsila 176-G-94 TTT Riga Latvia
6Kate Kreslina 184-PG-96 Kolibri/U-16 Latvia
8Renate Reine 180-G-94 TTT Riga Latvia
9Kate Aizsila 176-G-94 Z*Richmond R. USA
10Katrina Epnere 175-PG-93 FIU USA
12Paula Langina 180-F-94 RTU-Merks Latvia
15Guna Lagzdina 187-C/F-93 TTT Riga Latvia
20Agate Geka 176-G-93 TTT Riga Latvia
21Asnate Fomina 176-G-94 RTU-Merks Latvia
23Vineta Birina 185-C-96 TTT Juniores Latvia
99Krista Bridina 174-PG-94 TTT Riga Latvia

Aivars Vinbergs Head Coach RTU-Merks Latvia



Estonia edge Latvia U20 twice - by Eurobasket News

Estonian National Team handed back-to-back defeats to Latvian counterparts in exhibition games in Riga.
The first game ended with Estonia claiming a 72:61 victory. Latvia led from the start. They recorded a 32:25 halftime lead. But Estonia turned things around in the second half. The visitors increased the tempo scoring 24 points in the third term and gaining the lead. Estonia fired 23 points in the fourth period and sealed the win at the end. Mirjam Nikolai (177-G-86) finished with 14 points to pace Estonia. Merike Anderson (180-F/G-81, agency: LBM Management) added 12 points, while Maaja Bratka (190-F/C-92) had 10 points for the winners. Asnate Fomina (176-G-94) answered with 12 points and 6 rebounds for Latvia. Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) chipped in 9 points in the loss.
Latvia also surrendered in the second game. The hosts jumoed to a 13:7 lead after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. But Estonia ignited a 27:14 run in the third term to pull ahead. Estonia finished off their opponents with a 25:14 rally in the fourth term. Mailis Pokk (185-F/C-92) produced 15 points for Estonia. Viive Kai Rebane (182-F-89, college: Binghamton) added 14 points in the victory. Sabine Dukate answered with 12 points for Latvia. Guna Lagzdina (187-C/F-93) and Ilze Jakobsone (170-G-94) chipped in 7 points each in the defeat.



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  ROMANIA   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Brandie HOSKINS
  Brasov
  (175-G-85)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Hoskins, Brasov19.3 
 2. Givens, ICIM A.18.6 
 3. Lucas, Tulsa S.17.2 
 4. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe16.9 
 5. Brown, Timisoara16.0 
 6. Tobin, DKSK15.2 
 7. Pesovic, Timisoara15.2 
 8. Hilliard, Targu Mu.15.0 
 9. Lyons, Alexandria14.9 
 10. Ferenczi, Cluj N.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mekia VALENTINE
  Sf.Gheor.
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.10.5 
 2. Hilliard, Targu Mu.10.2 
 3. Thompson, Alba Iul.9.9 
 4. Demirovic, Sp.Stu.9.7 
 5. Arlen, Alexandria9.6 
 6. Toma, Craiova9.2 
 7. Thornton, Brasov8.3 
 8. Givens, ICIM A.8.3 
 9. Mitov, Craiova8.3 
 10. Stjepanovic, Bras.8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jence RHOADS
  Sf.Gheorghe
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rhoads, Sf.Gheorg.5.8 
 2. Parau, Satu Mare5.0 
 3. Cursaru, Brasov4.6 
 4. Risper, ICIM A.4.4 
 5. Nicolaescu, Rapid4.2 
 6. Prlja, Craiova4.2 
 7. Ajavon, Washingt.4.0 
 8. Arnold, Alexandria3.9 
 9. Bajic, Sp.Stude.3.5 
 10. Jones, Cluj Napo.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Tiffany BROWN
  Timisoara
  (165-G-86)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Brown, Timisoara3.9 
 2. Robbins, Targoviste2.9 
 3. Lyons, Alexandria2.8 
 4. Sipos, Alexandria2.8 
 5. Chis, Oradea2.7 
 6. Bailey, Sf.Gheorghe2.6 
 7. Vlaicu, Oradea2.4 
 8. Thornton, Brasov2.4 
 9. Pesovic, Timisoara2.4 
 10. Givens, ICIM A.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Gabriela TOMA
  Craiova
  (192-C-74)
  Avg: 2
 1. Toma, Craiova2.0 
 2. Valentine, Sf.Gheo.1.5 
 3. Stoiedin, Timisoara1.4 
 4. Stjepanovic, Brasov1.2 
 5. Whittington, Satu1.1 
 6. Blanaru, Timisoara1.0 
 7. Hilliard, Targu Mu.1.0 
 8. Arlen, Alexandria0.9 
 9. Thornton, Brasov0.9 
 10. Thompson, Alba Iu.0.9 



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  RUSSIA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Epiphanny PRINCE
  Chicago S.
  (175-G-88)
  Avg: 17.7
 1. Prince, Chicago S.17.7 
 2. Parker, L.Angele.17.3 
 3. Bonner, Phoenix M.17.0 
 4. Johnson, Tulsa S.16.4 
 5. Langhorne, Washin.15.7 
 6. Turner, Antakya14.8 
 7. Augustus, Minneso.14.4 
 8. Gruda, UMMC14.3 
 9. Taurasi, Phoen.13.5 
 10. Toliver, L.Angele.13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Glory JOHNSON
  Tulsa S.
  (191-F-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Johnson, Tulsa S.11.4 
 2. Bonner, Phoenix M.8.6 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.8.5 
 4. Snow, Washingt.7.6 
 5. Vidmer, Dynamo M.7.5 
 6. Langhorne, Washin.7.4 
 7. Kiseleva, Chevaka.7.3 
 8. Popovic, Spartak N.7.2 
 9. Dupree, Phoenix M.7.0 
 10. Vieru, Spartak6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Becky HAMMON
  S.Antoni.
  (175-PG-77)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Hammon, S.Antoni.5.5 
 2. Taurasi, Phoen.5.1 
 3. Johnson, Seattle4.7 
 4. Toliver, L.Angele.4.1 
 5. Dominguez, UMMC4.1 
 6. Montgomery, Conne.3.4 
 7. Turner, Antakya3.4 
 8. Abrosimova, Dynamo3.2 
 9. Berseneva, Energy3.1 
 10. Khrustaleva, Dyna.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Candace PARKER
  L.Angele.
  (193-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Parker, L.Angele.2.1 
 2. Vodopiyanova, Dyn.2.0 
 3. Turner, Antakya2.0 
 4. Johnson, Tulsa S.2.0 
 5. Prince, Chicago S.2.0 
 6. Bonner, Phoenix M.1.8 
 7. Vorobyeva, Rostov1.7 
 8. Popovic, Spartak N.1.7 
 9. Bigovic, Spartak N.1.6 
 10. Snytsina, Chevak.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekaterina LISINA
  Dynamo K.
  (203-C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisina, Dynamo K.2.0 
 2. Popovic, Spartak N.1.5 
 3. Parker, L.Angele.1.4 
 4. Myasoedova, Dynam.1.1 
 5. Vidmer, Dynamo M.0.9 
 6. Stepanova, UMMC0.9 
 7. Vieru, Spartak0.8 
 8. Snow, Washingt.0.8 
 9. Kiseleva, Chevaka.0.8 
 10. Loginova, Dy.0.8 



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  SLOVENIA   


Slovenian National Team 2013 - by Simas

Starting five
#s#
Rebeka Abramovic
Abramovic
Teja Oblak
Oblak
Martina Osterman
Osterman
Sandra Pirsic
Pirsic
Tina Trebec
Trebec
#e#5
Rebeka Abramovic 172-PG-93 Athlete Celje Slovenia
Maja Erkic 183-G/F-85 Rivas Ecopolis Spain
Lea Jagodic 182-F-91 San Martino Italy
Tina Jakovina 182-F-92 Triglav Slovenia
Eva Lisec 192-C-95 Athlete Celje Slovenia
Ana Ljubenovic 182-F/C-88 Muggia Italy
Ziva Macura 190-F/C-95 Athlete Celje Slovenia
Sara Meden 171-PG-94 Ilrija Slovenia
Teja Oblak 171-G-90 CCC Polkowice Poland
Martina Osterman 188-F-88 Mladi Krajisnik Bosnia
Sandra Pirsic 197-C-84 Villeneuve France
Eva Rupnik 177-F-92 Jezica Slovenia
Tina Trebec 189-C-90 Novi Zagreb Croatia
Ziva Zdolsek 178-G-89 Triglav Slovenia
Klara Zupancic 168-PG-95 Grosuplje Slovenia

Tomo Oresnik Head Coach Triglav Slovenia
Bostjan Kocar Assistant
Simon Kuhar Assistant



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  SPAIN   

Stats Leaders - LFB

Points Per Game
 Bernice MOSBY
  Indiana F.
  (186-F-84)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Mosby, Indiana F.19.3 
 2. Allison, Burgos18.9 
 3. Traore, Cadi I.16.0 
 4. Putnina, Umbertide15.3 
 5. Romero, Gran C.15.3 
 6. Walich, Conquero14.9 
 7. Ndour, Gran Canaria14.5 
 8. Monroe, Uni Girona14.2 
 9. Denson, Caja Rural14.0 
 10. Diaz, Gran Canaria13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vanessa BLE
  Gran Canaria
  (190-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Ble, Gran Canaria11.5 
 2. Monroe, Uni Girona9.0 
 3. Putnina, Umbertide8.5 
 4. Covington, Cadi I.7.9 
 5. Ndour, Gran Canaria7.6 
 6. Allison, Burgos7.6 
 7. Henry, Atlanta D.7.6 
 8. Mosby, Indiana F.7.5 
 9. Denson, Caja Rural7.1 
 10. Stevenson, Hondar.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Noemi JORDANA
  Uni Girona
  (173-PG-80)
  Avg: 4
 1. Jordana, Uni Girona4.0 
 2. Romero, Gran C.3.6 
 3. Mirchandani, Conqu.3.4 
 4. Asurmendi, UNB O.3.2 
 5. Ortiz, Perfumerias3.0 
 6. Suarez, Hondar.-.2.9 
 7. Fernandez, Perfume.2.7 
 8. Lopez, Bembibre2.6 
 9. Broering, Conquero2.6 
 10. Ble, Gran Canaria2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Lisa KARCIC
  Novi Zagreb
  (185-PF-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Karcic, Novi Zagreb2.4 
 2. Romero, Gran C.2.2 
 3. Chumillas, Burgos2.2 
 4. Allison, Burgos2.2 
 5. Gomez, Burgos2.1 
 6. Xargay Casad., Per.2.0 
 7. Gil, Burgos1.9 
 8. Casas, Rivas Ecopo.1.9 
 9. Mosby, Indiana F.1.8 
 10. Fernandez, Perfum.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacinta MONROE
  Uni Girona
  (193-F/C-88)
  Avg: 1
 1. Monroe, Uni Girona1.0 
 2. Karcic, Novi Zagreb1.0 
 3. Putnina, Umbertide0.8 
 4. Ndour, Gran Canaria0.7 
 5. Mosby, Indiana F.0.7 
 6. Gomez, Lombos Q.0.7 
 7. Parham, Cadi I.0.6 
 8. Ndoye, Gran Canaria0.6 
 9. Morrison, S.Antoni.0.6 
 10. Brown, Bembibre0.6 



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  SWEDEN   


Sweden name 12-player EuroBasket roster - by Eurobasket News

Swedish National Team head coach Lars Johansson announced 12 players to travel to 2013 EuroBasket in France. He has made three last cuts before announcement. Agnes Nordstrom (181-G-88), Martina Stalvant (181-G-89) and Johanna Kallman (172-G-87) were left out of the squad.

12-player roster includes:
Malin Aasa (180-SG-87), Frida Aili (179-G-88), Kadidja Andersson (185-PF-80, college: Minnesota), Katarina Andersson (191-C-83), Anna Barthold (185-C/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Peter's), Elisabeth Egnell (185-F-87, college: Boston Coll.), Elin Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas), Frida Eldebrink (174-G-88, agency: Josep and Nicolas), Louice Halvarsson (189-C-89, agency: Josep and Nicolas), Danielle Hamilton-Carter (190-F-90, college: Fayetteville St.), Stefanie Yderstrom (173-G-90) and Ashley Key (177-G-85, college: N.Carolina St.).

Sweden tip off their EuroBasket campaign on June 15. They face Italy in the opener in Group B.



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  TURKEY   

Stats Leaders - Women

Points Per Game
 Shavonte ZELLOUS
  Indiana F.
  (178-G-86)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Zellous, Indiana F.22.4 
 2. Frazee, Samsun18.7 
 3. Walker, TED Ankara17.3 
 4. Dabovic, Dynamo M.17.0 
 5. Swords, Chicago S.16.3 
 6. Ford, New York L.16.2 
 7. Bjelica, Besiktas16.1 
 8. Milton-Jones, S.An.16.1 
 9. Paris, Tulsa S.15.8 
 10. Anderson, Antakya15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erlana LARKINS
  Indiana F.
  (185-F-86)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Larkins, Indiana F.14.8 
 2. Ford, New York L.14.2 
 3. Paris, Tulsa S.13.5 
 4. Black, Samsun11.7 
 5. Bjelica, Besiktas10.1 
 6. Pedersen, Tulsa S.9.3 
 7. Thomas, Botas8.8 
 8. Sanders, Kayseri8.4 
 9. Milton-Jones, S.An.8.4 
 10. McCarville, Minne.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Nilay KARTALTEPE YIGIT
  Istanb.
  (172-PG-79)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.6.1 
 2. Robinson, S.Antoni.4.9 
 3. Vardarli, Fener.4.9 
 4. Anaz, Canik Bld4.4 
 5. Yavuz, Antakya4.1 
 6. Alben, Galatasaray4.1 
 7. Hodges-Lewis, Tuls.4.0 
 8. Larkins, Indiana F.3.9 
 9. Jinks, Edremit3.3 
 10. Yalcin, Ceyhan Bld3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Angel MCCOUGHTRY
  Atlan.
  (187-SF-86)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. McCoughtry, Atlan.2.3 
 2. Kartaltepe Y., Ist.2.1 
 3. Milton-Jones, S.An.2.0 
 4. Doron, Tarsus Bld2.0 
 5. Bjelica, Besiktas1.8 
 6. Dabovic, Dynamo M.1.8 
 7. Pedersen, Tulsa S.1.8 
 8. Lyttle, Atlanta D.1.8 
 9. Bibrzycka, Fener.1.8 
 10. Robinson, S.Anton.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Anastasiya VEREMEENKO
  Fener.
  (194-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Veremeenko, Fener.1.6 
 2. Black, Samsun1.5 
 3. Sanders, Kayseri1.5 
 4. Vesela, USK Praha1.1 
 5. Fowles, Chicago S.0.8 
 6. Osipova, Istanbul.0.8 
 7. Milton-Jones, S.An.0.7 
 8. Thomas, Botas0.7 
 9. Pedersen, Tulsa S.0.7 
 10. Swords, Chicago S.0.6 



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


CAHS' Utibe to Attend University of San Diego - by David Edole

By James Gardner June 3, 2013

While a torn ligament in her right knee sidelined her for the entire 2012-2013 basketball season, Charlotte Amalie High School senior Edidiong Utibe (167-PF-96) is ready to get back into the game -- this time, at the University of San Diego.
click on the link below for the rest of the story

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2013/06/03/cahs-utibe-attend-university-san-diego



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  WNBA   

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Jun. 2: Chicago S. - Tulsa S. 92-71
Jun. 1: Minnesota L. - Connecticut S. 90-74
Jun. 1: S.Antonio SS - L.Angeles S. 83-78
Jun. 2: Seattle S. - Phoenix M. 75-72
Jun. 2: Washington M. - Atlanta D. 63-73

Regular Season: Round 5

Jun. 5: New York L. - Indiana F.
Jun. 6: Minnesota L. - Phoenix M.