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  AFGHANISTAN   



India qualify for Fiba Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News

India won the SABA Qualifying Round and booked the ticket to the 27th Fiba Asia Championship. They overcame Afghanistan 64:46 to finish their SABA Qualifying campaign with two victories in as many games. Afghanistan finished second at 1-1 record. Joginder Singh and Amjyot Singh (185-G-92) nailed 13 points each to pace the winners.
It was unexpectedly close game. India was recognized as a big time favourite heading into this one but Afghanistan gave them all they could handle before dropping the decisive one in New Delhi. AmritPal Singh (201-F-91) nailed 12 points for the home side. Mustafa Wardak answered with 15 points for Afghanistan. Billal Azizi (198-F/C-91) netted 9 points in the loss. India became the fourteenth team that had guaranteed the 27th Fiba Asia Championship appearance. The tournament is slated to start on August 1 in Manila.



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  ARGENTINA   

Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Darren PHILLIP
  San German
  (201-F-78)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Phillip, San German19.1 
 2. Nelson, 9 de Julio17.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras17.8 
 4. Jackson, Santurce17.6 
 5. DeGroat, Boca Jrs16.7 
 6. Lewis, Marinos16.6 
 7. Quinteros, Regat.16.0 
 8. Lytch, Bucaneros15.1 
 9. Gutierrez, Penarol14.8 
 10. Campazzo, Penarol14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Clancy, Marinos10.8 
 2. Phillip, San German10.8 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras9.5 
 4. Kammerichs, Regat.8.0 
 5. Seawright, GECR I.7.5 
 6. Battle, Marinos7.5 
 7. Williams, Quimsa7.1 
 8. Shannon, Bayamon7.1 
 9. Sanchez, Santurce6.9 
 10. Mata, Penarol6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 6
 1. Campazzo, Penarol6.0 
 2. Martinez, Regat.4.9 
 3. Osimani, Obras4.2 
 4. De los Santo., Arg.4.0 
 5. Labaque, Atenas3.9 
 6. Cajal, Union Progr.3.8 
 7. Cequeira, Sionista3.7 
 8. Laprovittola, Lanus3.7 
 9. Treise, Libertad S.3.6 
 10. Ciorciari, GECR I.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.3 
 2. Pau, Olimpico LB1.9 
 3. Lescano, Atenas1.9 
 4. Lewis, Marinos1.7 
 5. Ciorciari, GECR I.1.5 
 6. Faggiano, Wuber-.1.4 
 7. Labaque, Atenas1.4 
 8. Boccia, Lanus1.4 
 9. Quinteros, Regat.1.4 
 10. Washam, Regatas1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam CLANCY
  Marinos
  (202-C-80)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Clancy, Marinos1.7 
 2. Battle, Marinos1.5 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras1.2 
 4. Torres, Fluminense1.1 
 5. Santiago, Guaynabo1.1 
 6. Meyinsse, Trotamun.1.1 
 7. Sanchez, Santurce0.8 
 8. Mata, Penarol0.8 
 9. Humphrey, Blancos0.8 
 10. Espinoza, Macae0.8 


Changes in San Lorenzo - by Eurobasket News

San Lorenzo Chivilcoy has entered the post-season full of plans. They have already started fulfilling some of those. First off San Lorenzo appointed Alejandro Pepiche the new head coach. The specialist has previously worked with Ferrocarril Oeste, Quilmes Mar del Plata, Estudiantes Olavarria. He also has experience working with the Guatemalan Women National Team in 2008.
San Lorenzo kept Mateo Gaynor (198-G-90), Alejo Barrales (169-PG-91) and Leandro Cecchi (201-G/F-88) on the roster. Mateo Gaynor posted 15.9 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game in TNA. Alejo Barrales had 4.5 points, 1.9 assists and 1.3 rebounds in TNA last season. Also Leandro Cecchi notched 10.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists per appearance for San Lorenzo.
San Lorenzo also secured the services of Lucas Arn (197-F-89), Sebastian Acosta (178-PG-82) and Eduardo Vasirani for the next season. Lucas Arn spent the last season in Bragado. He posted 9.7 points and 2.9 rebounds per game in TNA. Sebastian Acosta spent the last season with Ciclista Juninense. His stats read 15.2 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game in TNA.



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  AUSTRALIA   


Australian Boomers Team for Sino-Australia Challenge - by Hugh McAuliffe

Perth Wildcats forward Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86, college: Metro St.) has been named in the Boomers team to take on China in the Sino-Australia Challenge.

The Cats star sixth man was initially selected as part of an extended squad but has impressed new Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis, earning himself a spot in the 12-man team.

Lemanis said the Boomers side to take on China will showcase the emerging talent of Australian basketball.

'From a coaches perspective we were really glad that it was a difficult selection process, with all players showing they had something to offer the program,' Lemanis said.

'With the final 12 now selected I'm looking forward to building the synergy of our group and watching the development of this team on the international arena.'

Joining Wagstaff in the squad are West Australians Luke Nevill (218-C-86, college: Utah), Daniel Johnson (212-C-88, college: Pepperdine) and Bunbury boy Cameron Gliddon (195-G-89, college: Concordia Irvine).

The first game of the series is to played at Perth Arena on Friday night, with game two at the WA Basketball Centre on Sunday.

2013 Sino-Australia Challenge Squad:
Adam Gibson (188-PG-86)
Jason Cadee (186-G-91)
Ben Madgen (193-G/F-85, college: Augusta St.)
Chris Goulding (192-G-88)
Clint Steindl (201-F/G-89, college: St.Mary's, CA)
Jesse Wagstaff (203-F-86)
Anthony Petrie (203-F/C-83)
Daniel Johnson (212-C-88)
Luke Nevill (218-C-86)
Cameron Bairstow (206-F-90)
Cameron Gliddon (195-G-89)



2013-14 signings - by Hugh McAuliffe

Both the New Zealand Breakers and the Townsville Crocodiles have made some key signings this week, bolstering their squads for the up-and-coming 2013-14 NBL season.

For the New Zealand Breakers, American Darnell Lazare (203-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU) has committed to a one year deal with a further one year option, Tall Black Jeremiah Trueman (203-F/C-87, college: Alaska-Anch.) returns to the club on a two year contract after playing the last three seasons with the Perth Wildcats, and the final player confirmed is the elevation of forward Reuben Te Rangi (201-F-94) from development player to fulltime player on a 3 year contract. The 18 year old has progressed through the club ranks from Academy player to now being a fulltime professional with the club.

For the Townsville Crocodiles, Peter Crawford (193-G/F-79) has committed for the 2013/14 season, while Jacob Holmes (201-F-83) has signed for the next two seasons. The signing of both of these players brings the number of contracted players for 2013/14 to seven which covers all previously contracted players under the former Crocs model along with Steven Markovic and Mirko Djeric.



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  BELGIUM   

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Matt WALSH
  Brose Bask.
  (197-F/G-82)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Walsh, Brose Bask.18.9 
 2. Raivio, Aalstar18.8 
 3. Thompson, Aalstar18.3 
 4. Lojeski, Oostende17.1 
 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.Hainaut6.1 
 5. Aska, Leuven6.0 
 6. Wilkinson, Oostende6.0 
 7. Tofi, Aalstar6.0 
 8. Mukubu, Liege5.9 
 9. Aleksandrov, Assig.5.9 
 10. Love, Antwerp5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jerime ANDERSON
  Krka
  (187-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Anderson, Krka5.3 
 2. Marnegrave, Leuven4.9 
 3. Bosco, Liege4.2 
 4. Djordjevic, Ooste.3.9 
 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. Mukubu, Liege2.0 
 4. Black, Antwerp2.0 
 5. Hanavan, Leuven1.9 
 6. Green, Spirou1.7 
 7. Randle, Spirou1.7 
 8. Taylor, M.Hainaut1.7 
 9. Bostic, M.Hainaut1.7 
 10. Thompson, Aalstar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Andre RIDDICK
  Spirou
  (208-C-73)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Riddick, Spirou1.1 
 2. Ferguson, Liege1.1 
 3. Qvale, M.Hainaut1.1 
 4. Young, Aalstar0.9 
 5. Wilkinson, Oostende0.9 
 6. Love, Antwerp0.8 
 7. Dukes, Leuven0.7 
 8. Green, Spirou0.6 
 9. Aska, Leuven0.6 
 10. Williamson, Liege0.6 


Oostende defend Ethias League title - by Eurobasket News

Oostende - Mons-Hainaut 68:63

BC Telenet Oostende claimed the second straight Ethias League title. They overcame Mons-Hainaut at home court tonight to sweep the championship series. Dusan Djordjevic (195-G-83, agency: Beo Basket) stepped up with 16 points to pace the hosts.
Mons-Hainaut entered the game with their backs against the wall. They aggressively started the encounter. The visitors grabbed a 15:13 lead ten minutes into the game. But Oostende soothed the tension in the Arena as they pulled ahead for a 30:25 halftime lead. But Mons-Hainaut were not about to give away. The visitors fired 20 points in the third term and pulled ahead for a narrow 45:43 lead before the fourth period. But it was not enough. Oostende exploded with 25 points in the final quarter and snatched a crucial win at the end. Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii) delivered 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists, while Wesley Wilkinson (207-PF-84, college: Nebraska) contributed 10 points for the winners. Guy Muya (190-PG-83, agency: TSS Management) responded with game-high 21 points for Mons-Hainaut. Josh Bostic (196-F-87, college: Findlay, OH) had 16 points in the losing effort.

Oostende: Dusan Djordjevic 16, Matt Lojeski 13, Wesley Wilkinson 10
Mons-Hainaut: Guy Muya 21, Josh Bostic 16



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  BOSNIA   


Barisa Krasic finished a great season with Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Barisa Krasic (203-C-78) finished a great season with Zadar in Croatia. His team finished second in the Play-offs as Cibona claimed the third straight win against Zadar in the title series and clinched A1 crown. It was the second straight A1 title for the team. Jerel Blassingame nailed 20 points to lead the winners tonight.
Cibona set the tone early in this one. The hosts exploded with 35 points in the opening quarter to take a 13-point lead. Cibona stayed in charge throughout the second period. The home team arrived at halftime up by 7 points 49:42. Cibona did not allow Zadar any closer in the third period. The defending champions accounted for a 72:64 lead at the final intermission. Cibona poured in 29 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to the triumph at the end. Dario Saric finished with 19 points, while D.J. Strawberry contributed 18 points in the victory. Ante Delas responded with 17 points for Zadar. Toni Prostran chipped in 13 points in the loss.
In 2012-2013 for KK Zadar (Croatia-A1, starting five) Barisa Krasic averaged 7.6ppg, 1.8rpg, FGP: 54.2%, 3PT: 36.1%, FT: 84.4% in Adriatic League. In Croatian League he showed 7.1 points per game.



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  BRAZIL   


Uberlandia keep Robert Day - by Eurobasket News

Uberlandia secured the services of Robert Day (197-F-82, college: W.Oregon) for the next season. The NBB vice-champions inked a contract extension with the import player. Robert Day was one of the masterminds of Uberlandia success last season. The forward notched 17.8 points, 4.5 boards and 3.4 assists per game in NBB. Robert Day will enter the fourth straight season with Uberlandia. Previously the forward had stints in Mexico, IBL and ABA. He earned All-Brazilian League Honourable Mention in 2012. Robert Day also made it onto All-Brazilian League 1st Team in 2011. The forward participated at the IBL All-Star Game back in 2009. He also took part at the 2005 ABA All-Star Game.


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  CHINA   

Stats Leaders - CBA

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



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  COLOMBIA   


PROFESSIONAL DIVISION FINALS PREVIEW - BAMBUQUEROS VS BUKAROS - by Victor Garcia

According the previous expectations Bambuqueros Utrahuilca with the strongest Colombian roster of the competition and Bukaros Freskaleche with the most powerfull frontcourt and a good imports trio , reached the finals and will play to the best in 7 games to decided the champion of the first edition in the Colombian Professional Basketball Division called this year Liga Directv.

During the regular season and the second phase the teams played 8 games with Bambuqueros wining 5 of them, entering the playoffs Bambuqueros looks healthy and with all its roster available to compete, while Bukaros has John Velez back but is still missing his back up point guard and emotional leader David Reyes.

BACKCOURT COMPARISION:
Bambuqueros has Stalin Ortiz and Darrin Dorsey combined for a 40 PPG average and a 33% 3pt FG, while Bukaros has Covington and Gilbert making almost the same 40 PPG and a solid 43% 3pt FG, the Bukaros guards are taller than the Bambuqueros duo something that could produce a mismatch on defense.
Bambuqueros has used in the last games a starting line up including Rodrigo Caicedo as PG to get a better distribution of the ball , trying to open the defenses for Ortiz penetrations.
Bukaros likes to start playing the offensive inside to make open shots for Covington and Gilbert
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FRONTCOURT COMPARISION:
Bambuqueros can switch its frontal line up to go big or small according the opposite team , looks like in the last games the small line up has been succesfull, but still Joe Manuel is a great adition coming from the bench to fiill the small forward spot, and the trio of Guevara, Newsome and Perez has size to match any team.
Bukaros has the best frontcourt of the league, with Jason Edwin working hard each night as a swing man and a trio of towers leaded by Freddy Asprilla and John Hernandez, and supported by Sergio Trocha, and John Velez, this combination makes Bukaros the best rebounding team in the competition, Hernandez and Trocha combines for a 21 RPG average, and Asprilla in just his 5th professional game is becoming in a real force in the paint
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BENCH:
Bambuqueros main strength is the deepnes of its bench, Caicedo, Manuel, Watson, Perez, Mendoza and Blandon are all reliable players that should be starters in any other team, Watson can bring scoring out of the bench and even play as starting point guard, and Manuel is solid in the 3 spot.
Bukaros bench is shorter, actually Sergio Trocha and John Velez comes up first fro the bench, and Lucena, Pimienta and Moran sees to limited time on the court.

The playoff will be very balanced, Bukaros needs to win both games starting at home and try to make the series a short one, but if the series arrives to the sixth or seventh game Bambuqueros will had better chances thanks to its deep bench.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


CEZ Nymburk Begins Preparations for Next Season with Addition of Kestutis Kemzura as New Head Coach - by Surujh Roopnarine

On the heels of their historic 10th consecutive league championship, CEZ Basketball Nymburk have announced the hiring of Kestutis Kemzura as the new head coach for the 2013-14 season. After seven years combined as an assistant and head coach, Ronen Ginzburg decided to move on from the club following the finals victory over BK Prostejov, so in steps the 43-year old Kemzura. The Lithuanian native began last season as the head coach of Euroleague club Asseco Prokom Gdynia of Poland before leaving in December 2012. During his career he has been a head coach with various clubs in Russia, as well as an assistant coach in his native Lithuania, Russia and Italy.

In addition to the announcement of coach Kemzura's hiring, club president Miroslav Jansta and GM Rudolf Simecek held a press conference to review the clubs outlook for the future. For next season the team is focusing on returning the core of its domestic players, with only veteran forward Radek Necas's contract still under negotiation. Regarding foreign imports, the club has offered a contract to Radoslav Rancik, but will not bring back any of the other imports from last season, leaving it up to coach Kemzura to choose the right players for the makeup of his team.



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  D-LEAGUE   

Stats Leaders

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



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  EUROBASKET SUMMER LEAGUE   


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

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

Emmanuel Little
Emmanuel Little
#1. Emmanuel Little (196-F-85, college: N.Dakota, currently plays in Mexico) led Rayos de Hermosillo to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (13-19) 74-66 in the Mexican CIBACOPA in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Little recorded 26 points (!!!) and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. Rayos de Hermosillo (26-6) is placed first in the CIBACOPA. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Little has relatively good stats this year: 12.7ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.2apg in the 31 games he played so far. He attended previously one of camps at Eurobasket Summer League on his way to pro basketball. In 2008 Little went to the ESL camp in Chicago playing for London.

Sammy Monroe
Sammy Monroe
#2. Sammy Monroe (198-F-85, college: Newberry, currently plays in Mexico) led Mineros de Cananea to a victory over the league outsider Pioneros Los Mochis (9-23) 95-81 in the Mexican CIBACOPA last Saturday. He was the best player in that game. Monroe recorded a double-double by scoring 29 points and making 10 passes. He also added 5 rebounds. Mineros de Cananea (14-18) is placed seventh in the CIBACOPA. Monroe's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Monroe is currently second on the league's list of top scorers and also on the list of most steals (fifth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Monroe averages: 24.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 1.5spg. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Three years ago Monroe took part in the ESL camp in Las Vegas playing for Team Geneva.

Phillippe Harris
Phillippe Harris
#3. Phillippe Harris (180-G-85, agency: Athlete Management Group, college: Fayetteville St., currently plays in Mexico), who plays in the Mexican CIBACOPA could not help Pioneros Los Mochis (9-23) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Pioneros Los Mochis was badly defeated 105-87 on the road by the higher-ranked (#7) Mineros de Cananea. Harris had a double-double by scoring 24 points and making 12 passes. He also added 4 rebounds in 40 minutes. It was Pioneros Los Mochis' seventh consecutive loss in a row. The Regular Season already ended. Harris has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.1apg and 1.3spg in the 11 games he played so far. He is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas. Five years ago Harris played at the ESL camp in Salt Lake City playing for Team Munich.

Akeem Wright
Akeem Wright
#4. Akeem Wright (200-SF-84, college: Kansas St., currently plays in New Zealand) was the major contributor in an Otago OceanaGold Nuggets' victory against the league outsider Advice First Waikato Pistons (0-9) 97-80 in the New Zealand NBL in Thursday night's game. Wright recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 6 assists. Otago OceanaGold Nuggets (9-1) are placed first in the NBL. Wright belongs to league's top scorers and is ranked #3. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Wright averages: 21.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 3.1apg and 2.0spg. Wright is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. In 2009 he attended the ESL camp in New York playing for Team Kiev.

Dwight Thorne
Dwight Thorne
#5. Dwight Thorne (190-PG-88, college: Colorado, currently plays in Croatia), who plays in the Croatian A1 could not help KK Zadar (11-3) in their last game. Despite Thorne's good performance the third-placed KK Zadar was badly defeated 92-76 on the road by the leading Cibona in the Places 1-8 group. He scored 10 points in 24 minutes. This year Thorne's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg in the 16 games he played so far. He played in 2012at the Eurobasket Summer League in Las Vegas for Team Kiev.

Justin Griffin
Justin Griffin
#6. Justin Griffin (194-G/F-83, college: Hawaii-Hilo, currently plays in Mexico) led Fuerza Guinda Nogales to a victory against one of league's weakest teams Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon (13-19) 101-89 in the Mexican CIBACOPA on Tuesday night. Griffin scored 21 points. Fuerza Guinda de Nogales (15-17) is placed fifth in the CIBACOPA. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Griffin has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg. Griffin is a naturalized American. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

Nicholas Covington
Nicholas Covington
#7. Nicholas Covington (188-G-85, college: Oklahoma City, currently plays in Colombia) led Bucaros to a victory over the third-ranked Piratas (12-8) crushing them 106-79 in the Colombian DPB in Tuesday night's game. Covington was the top player that evening. He scored 33 points (!!!), made 3 passes and 4 steals in 35 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Bucaros Freskaleche (12-8) is placed second. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Covington has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.1apg and 2.5spg in the eight games he played so far. Worth to mention he played also for Team Munich at the ESL in Salt Lake City in 2008.

Garrius Holloman
Garrius Holloman
#8. Garrius Holloman (198-F-89, college: Beth.-Cookman, currently plays in New Zealand), who plays in the New Zealand NBL could not help the league outsider Advice First Waikato Pistons (0-9) in their last game on Monday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Advice First Waikato Pistons were defeated 90-77 on the road by the second-ranked Wellington Exodus Saints. Holloman was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added made 3 passes and 3 steals. Holloman has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.6ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.4apg and 2.0spg. Holloman played last year at the ESL in Las Vegas for Team Kiev.

Leonard Mendez
Leonard Mendez
#9. Leonard Mendez (196-G-87, college: Georgia St., currently plays in Colombia) faced previously mentioned Nicholas Covington in the Colombian DPB last game. Mendez, who plays in the Colombian DPB could not help Piratas (12-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Piratas (#3) was crushed 106-79 at home by the second-ranked Bucaros in the Places 1-6 group. Mendez was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 36 minutes. Mendez has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in the 52 games he played so far. Mendez attended in 2009 the ESL camp in Las Vegas.

Perry Petty
Perry Petty
#10. Perry Petty (185-G-88, college: UTPA, currently plays in Venezuela), who plays in the Venezuelan LPB could not help Trotamundos (0-4) to beat Bucaneros (3-0). He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Petty scored only 2 points. Trotamundos (#3) was edged 104-102 at home by the leading Bucaneros in the Group A. So far Trotamundos lost all four games in the Second Stage. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Petty's total stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg. Worth to mention Petty played also for Team Monaco at the ESL in Las Vegas two years ago.



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CEZ Nymburk Begins Preparations for Next Season with Addition of Kestutis Kemzura as New Head Coach - by Surujh Roopnarine

On the heels of their historic 10th consecutive league championship, CEZ Basketball Nymburk have announced the hiring of Kestutis Kemzura as the new head coach for the 2013-14 season. After seven years combined as an assistant and head coach, Ronen Ginzburg decided to move on from the club following the finals victory over BK Prostejov, so in steps the 43-year old Kemzura. The Lithuanian native began last season as the head coach of Euroleague club Asseco Prokom Gdynia of Poland before leaving in December 2012. During his career he has been a head coach with various clubs in Russia, as well as an assistant coach in his native Lithuania, Russia and Italy.

In addition to the announcement of coach Kemzura's hiring, club president Miroslav Jansta and GM Rudolf Simecek held a press conference to review the clubs outlook for the future. For next season the team is focusing on returning the core of its domestic players, with only veteran forward Radek Necas's contract still under negotiation. Regarding foreign imports, the club has offered a contract to Radoslav Rancik, but will not bring back any of the other imports from last season, leaving it up to coach Kemzura to choose the right players for the makeup of his team.



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Laboral Kutxa announce Walter Hodge - by Eurobasket News

Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) has officially joined Laboral Kutxa. The guard from US Virgin Islands has signed a two-year deal with the Basque team. Walter Hodge spent the last three seasons with Stelmet Zielona Gora. Last season the guard averaged 17.8 points, 4.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in PLK. In EuroCup Walter Hodge delivered 21.1 points, 5.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per appearance. The guard made it into All-EuroCup 2nd Team. He was also named All-Polish Player of the Year for the second straight season. Walter Hodge also played for Santurce and Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico. He earned All-Puerto Rican BSN Honourable Mention in 2011. Walter Hodge has been the member of US Virgin Islands National Team since 2009.


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Extensive roster list of Serbia is published - by Igor Obradovic

Serbia coach dictated a more extensive list of 20 players for the European Championship in Slovenia this summer, and where there are a lot of new names.

Dusan Ivkovic said extensive list of Eurobasket 2013 which contains even six debutants.

On the list are:

Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87)
Stefan Markovic (194-G-88)
Vasilije Micic (191-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket)
Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-F-92)
Danilo Andjusic (195-G-91, agency: Interperformances)
Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances)
Nemanja Dangubic (196-G/F-93)
Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket)
Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket)
Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket)
Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket)
Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group)
Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85)
Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89)
Nenad Krstic (212-C-83)
Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket)
Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances)
Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances)
Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket)

Ivkovic announced that team will be together 8 July in Belgrade, where he will train seven days. Afterwards travel to Slovenia, where they will stay until 4 August.
Serbia during the preparatory period will play 11 games, participate in tournaments in Celje, Belgrade, Antibes and Turkey, a key test will be against Russia in the "Arena" on 12 August.

European Championship in Slovenia is played by 4 to 22 September, and Serbia is in Group B along with selections of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Latvia.



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KORISLIIGA: Ryan McDade enjoys it at Loimaa - by Rauno Hurmalainen

American C Ryan McDade (201-F-80, college: N.Arizona) enjoys it in Finland and at Loimaa. McDade will continue on Bisons roster as a goal to win the third Finnish Championship in a row. Actually McDade will start his fifth season in Finland and season # 10 in Europe. Before signing 2011 with Bisons, the "monster" in the paint played on Tarmo, Porvoo roster (2006-07), KTP, Kotka roster (2009-10) and in Turkey, Holland, Sweden, Spain even in Australia. American G Jeb Ivey (190-G-80, college: Portland St.) instead is looking after new challenges and will not return to Loimaa.


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Joffrey Lauvergne's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among French playing currently abroad - by Eurobasket Center

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

Joffrey Lauvergne
Joffrey Lauvergne
   #1. This week's number one is former U20 international forward Joffrey Lauvergne (210-91, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia). He led Partizan to a victory over the 14th-ranked Vojvodina crushing them 82-61 in the Serbian A League in Thursday night's game. Lauvergne was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 11 rebounds in 31 minutes on the court. BC Partizan MT:S Beograd (12-2) is placed first in Superliga group. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. It's Lauvergne's first season with the team. Lauvergne belongs to league's best rebounders and is ranked #6 with 6.8rpg. He also averaged so far 10.8ppg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 68.8%(66-96), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 63.5% in the 17 games he played so far. Lauvergne played for the French U20 national team two years ago.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international guard Thomas Heurtel (188-89, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Caja Laboral (25-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Heurtel's good performance Caja Laboral was defeated 72-66 at home by the lower-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (#7). He scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. This season Heurtel averages: 5.4ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.5apg, 3FGP: 42.3% and FT: 79.4%. He played for the French U20 national team in 2009.

Aaron Cel
Aaron Cel
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was former U20 international forward Aaron Cel (203-87, currently plays in Poland), who plays in the Polish TBL. Cel was not able to help PGE Turow (23-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance the first-placed PGE Turow was defeated 87-78 on the road by the lower-ranked Stelmet ZG (#3) in the Places 1-6 group. Cel recorded 13 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Cel has relatively good stats this season: 10.3ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.5apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 59.8%(134-224), 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 70.1%. He has a dual citizenship: French and Polish. Former Le Mans Sarthe Basket starter played for the French U20 national team six years ago.

Adrien Moerman
Adrien Moerman
   #4. Power forward Adrien Moerman (203-88, agency: Fusion Sports, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Gescrap BB (19-15) in their game against Regal FC Barcelona (23-11) in the Spanish ACB, despite his good performance last Tuesday. Moerman scored 10 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 15 minutes. But Gescrap BB lost 70-79 in Barcelona to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC. This year Moerman's overall stats are: 6.1ppg and 3.7rpg in the 34 games. He used to play for the French national team back in 2010.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #5. U20 international guard Leo Westermann (198-92, also represented by Beo Basket, currently plays in Serbia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Joffrey Lauvergne and both played together in the last Serbian A League game. Westermann managed to help BC Partizan MT:S Beograd in a victory against the 14th-ranked Vojvodina crushing them 82-61. He scored 5 points in 26 minutes. This year Westermann's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.9apg in the 17 games. He plays currently for the French U20 national team.

Fabien Causeur
Fabien Causeur
   #6. Shooting guard Fabien Causeur (193-87, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Thomas Heurtel and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Causeur couldn't help Caja Laboral (25-9) in their game against G.Canaria 2014 (19-15). He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Causeur scored only 2 points and added 4 assists. Caja Laboral was defeated 72-66 on their home court in Vitoria by the lower-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (#7). Causeur has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.3apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior French National Team roster.

Ian Mahinmi
Ian Mahinmi
   #7. Former international power forward Ian Mahinmi (206-86, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Indiana Pacers (49-32) in their game against the Miami Heat (66-16) in the NBA. Mahinmi cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 8 minutes on the court. The Indiana Pacers lost 79-90 in Miami to the Heat. It was Indiana Pacers' third consecutive loss in a row. Mahinmi has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 3.6rpg in the 98 games. He used to play for the French national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Afik Nissim (186-PG-81, currently plays in Israel), who plays in the Israeli Winner League could not help Hapoel Eilat (17-10) in their last game. Despite Nissim's very good performance the second-placed Hapoel Eilat was crushed 105-84 at home by the lower-ranked (#3) Maccabi Haifa in the Places 1-6 group. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Nissim also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes. Nissim has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.0apg and 1.4spg in the 36 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: French and Israeli.

   #2. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, agency: Avi Zilberman, currently plays in Israel) was not able to help Hapoel Jerusalem (13-14) in their game against Maccabi T-A (22-5) in the Israeli Winner League. Kadir scored 8 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Hapoel Jerusalem (#5) was defeated 74-68 on the road by the leading Maccabi T-A in the Places 1-6 group. Kadir's total stats this season are: 10.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: French and Israeli.

   #3. Mikael Maruotto (203-F/G-91, currently plays in Switzerland) managed to help Lions de Geneve to win against the closely-ranked Lugano Tigers (16-10) 74-64 in the Swiss LNA in Friday night's game. Maruotto scored only 3 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lions de Geneve (22-4) is placed first in the LNA. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. Maruotto has averaged so far 6.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.2apg. He has both French and Swiss nationalities.



Lille tab Ivan Almeida - by Eurobasket News

Lille announced the name of their first newcomer. They agreed on terms of contract with Ivan Almeida (198-G-89, college: Stonehill). The Cape Verdean guard spent the last season in Portugal. He played for Vitoria Guimaraes. He notched 19.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.1 blocks per game for Guimaraes. He became the second best scorer in LPB. Eurobasket.com named Ivan Almeida All-Portuguese League Forward of the Year. The guard led Guimaraes to the Portuguese Cup title. Ivan Almeida was named the Cup MVP. Ivan Almeida graduated from Stonehill in 2011. He then spent one season with Sampaense.


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Georgi Tsintsadze selected the top Georgian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Georgi Tsintsadze
Georgi Tsintsadze
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Georgi Tsintsadze (192-86, currently plays in Ukraine), who plays in the Ukrainian Superleague. He could not help Budivelnyk (28-11) in their last game. Despite Tsintsadze's very good performance the league leader Budivelnyk was edged 96-95 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Azovmash. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Tsintsadze also added 5 rebounds and dished 9 assists in 30 minutes on the court. It's Tsintsadze's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.1ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.2apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 44.7%, 3FGP: 34.2% and FT: 76.6% in the 54 games he played so far. Tsintsadze is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Viktor Sanikidze
Viktor Sanikidze
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Viktor Sanikidze (203-86, currently plays in Italy), who plays in the Italian SerieA. He was not able to help Montepaschi Siena (18-12) in their last game on Monday. Despite Sanikidze's good performance Montepaschi Siena was defeated 71-67 in Varese by the leading Cimberio. He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds. Sanikidze also added and 3 steals. Sanikidze's overall stats this season are: 5.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 3FGP: 39.2% and FT: 64.4%. He is in the roster of the Georgian senior national team.

Manuchar Markoishvili
Manuchar Markoishvili
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Manuchar Markoishvili (196-86, currently plays in Turkey). Markoishvili led Galatasaray to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Banvit BK (25-5) 79-62 in the Turkish TBL on Wednesday night. He recorded 13 points in 28 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul (27-3) is placed first in the TBL. It was his team's 17th consecutive victory in a row. This year Markoishvili's overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 1.8rpg, 1.1apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 51.4%, 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 82.1% in the 19 games. He is also a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #4. Center Giorgi Shermadini (216-89, currently plays in Greece) managed to help Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus to win against the fifth-ranked AGOR (17-9) 80-67 in the Greek A1 in Monday night's game. Shermadini scored only 2 points. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (25-1) is placed first in the A1. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. Shermadini's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 2.1rpg. He is also Georgian national team player.

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

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, currently plays in Turkey), who plays in the Turkish TBL could not help Karsiyaka (23-7) to beat Galatasaray (27-3). Thomas did not have that impressive stats last Thursday. He scored only 3 points in 29 minutes. Karsiyaka was edged 79-77 at home by the leading Galatasaray. Thomas has relatively good stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg in the 30 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

Other top Georgian players, who play abroad:

Melvin Sanders (196-F/G-81) plays for Karsiyaka in Turkish TBL
Tornike Shengelia (203-PF-91) plays for Brooklyn Nets in the NBA
Zaza Pachulia (210-C-84) plays for Atlanta Hawks in the NBA
Beka Burjanadze (203-PF-94) plays for Cajasol in Spanish ACB
Corey Fisher (186-PG-88) plays for FIATC Joventut in Spanish ACB
Guillermo Diaz (188-G-85) plays for Capitanes in Puerto Rican BSN
Jacob Pullen (185-PG-89) plays for Oknoplast BO in Italian SerieA
Nikoloz Tskitishvili (212-C/F-83) plays for Champville in Lebanese Division A
Giga Janelidze (199-F-95) plays for Casalpusterlengo in Italian Nazionale A
Nika Metreveli (211-PF-91) plays for Omegna in Italian Nazionale A

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



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Gary Mcghee ( I Am Good At Passing The Ball Out Of The Double Team) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Gary McGhee (208-C-88, college: Pittsburgh) is a 24 year old 208cm center from Anderson, Indiana that is playing his first season in the Beko BBL for BBC Bayreuth. He played at Pittsburgh from 2007-2011 and played with future NBA players like Dejuan Blair and Sam Young. In his senior year, he played 34 games: 6.9ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 56.7%, FT: 48.5%. He played a total of 120 NCAA games. In the summer of 2011, he played at the well known : Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 2 games: 9.0ppg, Reb-5 (8.5rpg), 1.0bpg. Last season as a rookie he played KK Zagreb Croatia Osiguranje (Croatia-A1), only pre-season, then moved to Bandirma Kirmizi (Turkey-TBL: 30 games: 10.5ppg, Reb-4 (7.8rpg), FGP: 56.3%, FT: 45.6%. This past summer he played AirTran Orlando Summer League (Oklahoma City Thunder): 2 games: 2.5ppg, 2.0rpg and NBA Pro Summer League in Las Vegas (Los Angeles Clippers): 5 games: 4.8ppg, 5.0rpg. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball during the 2012-2013 season.

You played your first season for BBC Bayreuth. How did you like the Beko BBL?

I like it very much. It is a very competitive league where you have to come to play each night. It is a very physical league with very good players.


Are there any areas on the court in the Beko BBL where you had difficulty getting used to?

Not really. I played in Turkey last season and am used to the European style. If anything maybe the fats paced game in the Beko BBL. It wasnt as fast passed in Turkey last season, but I like to run and get easy baskets.


What is the biggest geographical difference between Anderson, Indiana where you come from and Bayreuth?

Not much. Both are small towns. Bayreuth has maybe 20,000 more people and both places are cold in the winter.

BBC Bayreuth started very strong into the season. Was a reason for that with the early team chemistry?

Yes I think that is true. We came together early in preseason and had a very hard pre season. We play for each other and have no ego players on the team.


What was your role on the team?

The big man in the middle and anchor on defense. I am the guy that rebounds and who gets the ball down low and can produce.


What do you like more a crashing dunk or a monster block?

I like to do both, but I think I like to dunk a little more. I think a dunk is what gets the crowd and bench going the most.


What is a strength in your game that doesnt always get noticed right away?

My knowledge of the game. I know how to read the game and have a good basketball IQ. Especially out of the double team, I am good at passing the ball to the open man.


On what things do you still need to work on your game?

I need to improve my free throw shooting, touch around the basket and develop my post moves.

You played against German Stefan Schmidt each day in practice. What do you like about his game?

I like his game. He has a nice touch around the basket and is a motor on defense. He rebounds very well and he pushes me to get better each day.

What is the most incredible thing that you saw Joe Trapani do?

He really gives everything each game. He is very athletic and He has done some nice double clutch reverse and windmill dunks.

You are from Indiana. What was your childhood like?

I had a nice childhood in Indiana. I started to play basketball with seven years old. My dad taught me too play. Since Indiana is known for basketball, it was always an important part of my life.

Do you know where French Lick is? Have you ever been there?

I have never been there and I am not really sure where it is Indiana, but I know that Larry Bird is from there.

Who were your NBA idols as a kid?

My favorite player was Shaq. I watched him with Orlando and the Lakers. I liked how dominant he was and how he could dunk whenever he wanted to.

You played at Pittsburgh that had great teams. Why wasnt the team able to get further in the NCAA tournament in your time there?

We had many tough close loses. In my freshman year we lost to Michigan State, then lost on a buzzer beater against Villanova from Scottie Reynolds and my senior year lost a tough game against Butler in the second round. I thought that we had a chance to win it all my senior year.

What was the most incredible thing that you saw Sam Young do on the court?

He was a great player. He was so athletic and could jump out of the gym. We really relied on his scoring and leadership.


How did Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon prepare you for a professional basketball career?

He helped me find my nitche in my game which would be defense and rebounding. He taught me how to love to play defense. He told me that if you work hard and play defense that there will always be an opportunity to play somewhere.


What was your wake up call in Turkey to the professional ranks?

Turkey was a very good rookie experience for me. We didnt have a very good team and were very young. We struggled to win, but I kept working hard and this experience helped me grow as a player and person.


Who wins a one on one in practice you or Jason Cain?

We play one on one each day and we push each other, but I have to say myself. I would never go against myself.

What were the most free throws that you made in a row?

22.


What was your most crazy shot that you have made in your career?

I made a buzzer beater three pointer in college to win a game.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Flight with Denzel Washington.


Thanks Gary for the chat.




The Mitteldeutscher BC Get Martins Meiers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Beko BBL team Mitteldeutscher BC have brought in Martins Meiers (208-C-91). Meiers is a 22 year old 208cm center from Latvia that will play his first season in Germany. He is a Acompletely skilled young player, who is very talended and is yet working to become a perimetral player, even keeping some inside game skills. Huge upside, he could become a star at both the forward positions. He has only played in his home country and now will try to make the breakthrough in the Beko BBL. He started his bask BK Ventspils (LBL) and played 27 games: 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg, Blocks-4 (1.0bpg), FGP-3 (64.7%), FT: 62.7%; EuroChallenge: 12 games: 11.0ppg, 5.4rpg, FGP-1 (76.6%), FT: 77.3%; Baltic League: 21 games: 8.4ppg, 3.8rpg, FGP: 62.0%, FT: 63.2%. The young player isnt unknown to MBC head coach Silvano Poropat as he had coached him before for BK Ventspils. I had got Martins then and threw him into cold water. He did a good job for us, stated Wolves head coach Silvano Poropat.

Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been Latvian U18 National Team -09, European Championships U18 in Metz (France) -09: 8 games: 12.9ppg, Reb-5 (9.4rpg), 1.3spg, Blocks-5 (1.9bpg), FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 25.0%, FT: 61.5%, Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U18 3rd Team -09, Champion U18 All-Star Game at European Championships Finals in Poland -09, Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League Newcomer of the Year -10, Eurobasket.com Latvian League All-Newcomers Team -10, Baltic League Semifinals -10, Latvian League Semifinals -10, 11, Latvian U20 National Team -10-11, European Championships U20 in Croatia -10: 6 games: 9.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 52.6%, FT: 65.2%, Latvian LBL D2 Semifinals -10, Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Honorable Mention -11European Championships U20 in Bilbao (Spain) -11: 9 games: 10.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg, Blocks-2 (1.9bpg), FGP: 54.1%, FT: 50.0%, Latvian National Team -11-12, European Championships in Lithuania -11: 5 games: 6.2ppg, 2.4rpg, FGP: 47.4%, FT: 72.2%, EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -12, Latvian League All-Star Game -12, Latvian League Regular Season Runner-Up -12, 13, Latvian League Finalist -12, 13, Qualifications to European Championships 2013 -12: 7 games: 10.0ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 63.6%, FT: 66.7%, and Baltic League Champion -13




Christoph Roquette Moves TO SC Rist Wedel - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Christoph Roquette (203-F/C-82) will be entering his 12 season as a professional and in this time he has been very faithful to not moving between teams each season as he has played for only two teams with USC Freiburg and Science City Jena since 2002, but this upcoming season he will head north to SC Rist Wedel and lace up his sneakers. Christoph Roquette is a 30 year old 203cm forward that briefly got some expereince playing in England some years ago and last season for Science City Jena played 37 games: 9.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.1apg, FGP: 53.1%, FT: 75.7%. "We have gotten a very experienced player that has a great charachter and plays with a lot of emotion", stressed Sebastian Gleim. Roquette played a total of 182 games for USC Freiburg and 96 games for Science City Jena. "I have had the contact to Wedel for a longer time. It was time for me to focus more on my job career and make the next step. But I also wanted to continue to play basketball after the successful season last year. Everything was able to be combined", stressed Christoph Roquette.

Source:SC Rist Wedel






Tarver stays with Pro B newcomer Speyer - by Moritz Korff

Theodis Tarver (206-F/C-84, college: Georgia Tech) has agreed a new deal with the BIS Baskets Speyer who will play in the 2. Bundesliga Pro B next season. Tarver averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots a game for Speyer in the 2012-13 campaign. Tarver and recent recruit Oliver Komarek (210-C/F-86, agency: LUMANI 10.7) should form a solid tandem in the middle for the Speyer team.
Tarver has four years of 2. Bundesliga experience under his belt and spent one single season in the BBL, playing for BG Karlsruhe.



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  GREECE   


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

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

Nikolaos Zisis
Nikolaos Zisis
   #1. This week's number one is an international guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, currently plays in Spain), who plays in the Spanish ACB. He could not help Gescrap BB (19-15) in their last game. Despite Zisis' very good performance Gescrap BB lost 70-79 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC Barcelona. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Zisis also added 3 assists in 33 minutes on the court. This year Zisis averages: 9.0ppg, 1.9rpg, 3.5apg, 2FGP: 51.0%, 3FGP: 36.2% and FT: 82.2% in the 37 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Greek senior national team.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis
Loukas Mavrokefalidis
   #2. Second place goes to former international center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked G.Canaria 2014 (19-15) crushing them 84-62 in the Spanish ACB on Wednesday night. Mavrokefalidis scored 10 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 Mavrokefalidis' overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 67.9%(19-28), 3FGP: 25.0% and FT: 62.5% in the seven games. He played for the Greek national team in 2011.

Nick Calathes
Nick Calathes
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Nick Calathes (198-89, college: Florida, currently plays in VTB United League). Calathes contributed to an easy victory against the leader Zalgiris (16-2) crushing them 84-62 in the VTB United League in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. Lokomotiv Kuban (12-6) is placed third in group B. It's Calathes' first season with the team. Calathes is ranked third on the list of the best passers in the league. He has very reliable stats this season: 14.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 6.0apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 55.8%(130-233), 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 58.9%. Calathes is a naturalized American. He is also a member of the Greek senior national team. Calathes used to play for 3-year contract with Panathinaikos Athens in Greek league.

Kostas Vasiliadis
Kostas Vasiliadis
   #4. Swingman Kostas Vasiliadis (200-84, agency: FCM, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nikolaos Zisis and both played together in the last Spanish ACB game. Vasiliadis, who plays in the Spanish ACB was not able to help Gescrap BB (19-15) in their last game. Despite his good performance Gescrap BB lost 70-79 in Barcelona to the higher-ranked (#3) Regal FC. Vasiliadis scored 11 points in 22 minutes. Vasiliadis is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league with 13.8ppg. This year he also averages: 3.2rpg and 1.8apg in the 31 games. Vasiliadis is also Greek national team player.

Dusan Sakota
Dusan Sakota
   #5. Former U20 international small forward Dusan Sakota (209-86, agency: Beo Basket, currently plays in Italy) led Cimberio Varese to a victory against the fifth-ranked Montepaschi Siena (18-12) 71-67 in the Italian SerieA on Monday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Cimberio Varese (23-7) is placed first in the SerieA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Sakota's total stats this season are: 8.4ppg and 2.4rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Serbian and Greek. Sakota used to play for the Greek U20 national team seven years ago.

Theodoros Papaloukas
Theodoros Papaloukas
   #6. An experienced point guard Theodoros Papaloukas (200-77, also represented by FCM, currently plays in VTB United League) managed to help CSKA Moscow in a victory against the leader Khimky (14-4) crushing them 87-64 in the VTB United League in Friday night's game. He scored only 3 points and added 3 assists in 11 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group B. CSKA Moscow (15-3) is placed second. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Papaloukas' total stats are: 2.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 1.9apg in the 16 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Greek senior team five years ago.

Dimitris Haritopoulos
Dimitris Haritopoulos
   #7. Former international power forward Dimitris Haritopoulos (205-83, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Bulgaria) was not able to secure a victory for Lukoil Academik (24-3) in their game against Levski Sofia (23-4) in the Bulgarian NBL. Haritopoulos recorded 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. The league leader Lukoil Academik was edged 75-74 in a derby game by the second-ranked Levski Sofia. Haritopoulos has relatively good stats this season: 13.2ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Greek national team eight years ago.

Nikos Barlos
Nikos Barlos
   #8. Forward Nikos Barlos (203-79, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a C.de Latte BRE's victory against the closely-ranked Pall.Trento (14-14) 87-79 in the Italian Lega2 (second division) in Sunday night's game. Barlos recorded 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Centrale del Latte Brescia (17-11) is placed fifth in the Lega2. This season Barlos has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.2apg and 1.7spg. He used to play for the Greek national team back in 2005.

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

   #1. Pat Calathes (208-G/F-85, college: St.Joseph's, currently plays in Israel) led Maccabi Haifa to an easy victory against the second-ranked Hapoel Eilat (17-10) crushing them 105-84 in the Israeli Winner League last Wednesday. Calathes recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 6 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Places 1-6. Maccabi Bazan Haifa (17-10) is placed third. It's Calathes' first season with the team. Calathes is ranked ninth on the list of the top scorers in the league and also on the list of best rebounders (fourth place). He has individually a very good season with high stats. Calathes averages: 16.1ppg, 9.4rpg and 2.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Calathes used to play for Costa Cafe Marousi in Greek league.

   #2. Experienced Alexey Savrasenko (215-C-79, currently plays in VTB United League), who plays in Russia could not help Lokomotiv (12-6) to beat CSKA Moscow (15-3). Savrasenko recorded 6 points in 20 minutes. The third-placed Lokomotiv lost 65-72 on the road to the second-ranked CSKA Moscow in the group B of VTB United League. Savrasenko has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 1.6rpg in the 24 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Russian.

   #3. Angelo Tsagarakis (190-PG-84, currently plays in France), who plays in the French ProB (second division) was not able to help Chalons-Reims (23-11) in their last game. Despite Tsagarakis' very good performance Chalons-Reims was edged 73-70 at home by the lower-ranked (#5) Olympique Antibes. He was the second best scorer with 16 points. Tsagarakis also added 4 assists in 28 minutes. Tsagarakis has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.9apg in the 40 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Greek and French. Despite Tsagarakis' Greek nationality, he previously played for the French U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Greek team.



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  HUNGARY   

Standings - A Division

A Division Stage Two Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Albacomp 8-2 
 2. Szolnok 8-2 
 3. Atomeromu 6-4 
 4. Kaposvari 3-7 
 5. Jaszberenyi 3-7 
 6. Kormend 2-8 
Places 7-13
 1. Falco-Szova 17-11 
 2. PVSK Pannon 15-13 
 3. Soproni 14-14 
 4. Szedeak 11-17 
 5. ZTE KK 11-17 
 6. Marso NYKK 10-18 
 7. FS Debrecen 2-26 
Stage One Standings


Hungarian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U20 National Team 2013
#s#
Bence Bodor
Bodor
Peter Csapai
Csapai
Zoltan Czinger
Czinger
Gergely Gruda
Gruda
Peter Jakab
Jakab
#e#5
Bence Bodor 206-F/C-92 PVSK Pannon Hungary
Peter Csapai 204-F-93 Kormend Hungary
Zoltan Czinger 215-C-93 Atomeromu Hungary
Gergely Gruda 206-C/F-92 Kosarlabda Hungary
Peter Jakab 200-F-93 Szedeak Hungary
Balazs Kerpel-Fronius 195-G/F-92 Atomeromu Hungary
Adam Kovacs 200-SF-93 ZTE KK Hungary
Akos Lakosa 193-G-92 Nagykorosi Hungary
Mate Meszaros 192-G/F-92 Kosarlabda Hungary
Laszlo Polyak 190-G-93 Marso NYKK Hungary
Martin Somenek 203-PF-93 Kormend Hungary
Krisztian Tursics 185-G-92 Bp. Honved Hungary

Attila Varadi Head Coach
Jozsef Radovics Assistant MAFC Hungary



Hungarian U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U18 National Team 2013
#s#
Krisztian Bakk
Bakk
Kristof Bognar
Bognar
Mate Borbely
Borbely
Akos Garamvolgyi
Garamvolgyi
Peter Jakab
Jakab
#e#5
Krisztian Bakk 200-SF-94 Falco-Szova Hungary
Laszlo Berneczei 195-F-94 SMAFC-NYME Hungary
Kristof Bognar 206-C/F-94 Falco-Szova Hungary
Mate Borbely 208-C/F-94 MAFC Hungary
Botond Fulop 198-95 MTK Torokbalint Hungary
Akos Garamvolgyi 199-F-94 Vasas Hungary
Robert Haris 94 Bp. Honved Hungary
Peter Jakab 200-F-93 Szedeak Hungary
Barnabas Kovacs 194-SG-94 Kosarlabda Hungary
Peter Mesterhazy 188-G-94 Obudai Hungary
Marton Molnar 202-PF-94 Soproni Hungary
Peter Papp 194-G/F-95 Kaposvari Hungary
Zoltan Perl 194-G-95 Falco-Szova Hungary
Kristof Simon 183-PG-94 Falco-Szova Hungary
Tamas Solymosi 205-F-94 Obudai Hungary
Gabor Somogyi 206-F/C-94
Akos Szalay 194-PG-94 Bp. Honved Hungary
Norbert Tokodi 188-G-94 MAFC Hungary
Bence Toth 186-G-94 Kosarlabda Hungary
Zoltan Toth 175-G-94 Szolnok Hungary
Benedek Varadi 194-G/F-95 Falco-Szova Hungary
Marton Varga 205-C/F-94 Marso NYKK Hungary
Zalan Varga 201-G/F-94 Szedeak Hungary
Janos Velkey 192-G-95 Vasas Hungary

Andras Zsoldos Head Coach
Tamas Ferenczi Assistant Marso NYKK Hungary
Erno Sitku Assistant



Hungarian U16 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Balazs Acs
Acs
Csanad Antoni
Antoni
Mate Gabor
Gabor
Gyorgy Goloman
Goloman
Patrik Hodi
Hodi
#e#5
Balazs Acs 199-C-96 DEAC Hungary
Csanad Antoni 193-SF-96 Atomeromu Hungary
Martin Bago 196-C-96 Bajai FKE Hungary
Mark Bereczki 187-G-95
Mate Gabor 190-PF-96
Gyorgy Goloman 204-PF-96 Kormend Hungary
Patrik Hodi 197-PF-96 Falco-Szova Hungary
Mate Kovacs 190-G/F-96 GC Zurich Switzerland
Daniel Lentner 192-F-96
Karoly Meleg 201-PF-96
Bence Meszaros 177-PG-96 Obudai Hungary
Janos Mike 182-PG-96
Levente Nagy 194-SG-96 Vasas Hungary
Balazs Popgyakunik 192-PF-96
Szabolcs Pungor 194-SF-96 Kormend Hungary
Tamas Ratvay 187-SG-96 Soproni Hungary
Balazs Torok 185-PG-96 Vasas Hungary
Keve Ungi 194-SF-96 Obudai Hungary
Akos Vagvolgyi 190-G-96 PVSK Pannon Hungary
Viktor Zrinyi 205-C-97 Falco-Szova Hungary

Imre Horvath Head Coach Soproni Hungary
Ildiko Varadine Szarka Assistant



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  INDIA   


India qualify for Fiba Asia Championship - by Eurobasket News

India won the SABA Qualifying Round and booked the ticket to the 27th Fiba Asia Championship. They overcame Afghanistan 64:46 to finish their SABA Qualifying campaign with two victories in as many games. Afghanistan finished second at 1-1 record. Joginder Singh and Amjyot Singh (185-G-92) nailed 13 points each to pace the winners.
It was unexpectedly close game. India was recognized as a big time favourite heading into this one but Afghanistan gave them all they could handle before dropping the decisive one in New Delhi. AmritPal Singh (201-F-91) nailed 12 points for the home side. Mustafa Wardak answered with 15 points for Afghanistan. Billal Azizi (198-F/C-91) netted 9 points in the loss. India became the fourteenth team that had guaranteed the 27th Fiba Asia Championship appearance. The tournament is slated to start on August 1 in Manila.



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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.18.1 
 4. Hassell, Hapoel Ho.17.9 
 5. Simpson, Maccabi17.6 
 6. Killingswort., Net.17.2 
 7. Collins, Guaros17.0 
 8. Smith, Maccabi Hai.16.8 
 9. Calathes, Maccabi16.1 
 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.9.5 
 4. Calathes, Maccabi9.4 
 5. Uter, Humacao9.4 
 6. Thomas, Maccabi9.4 
 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. Mekel, Maccabi Hai.5.3 
 3. Smith, Maccabi Hai.5.2 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.4.9 
 5. Ohayon, Maccabi4.8 
 6. Collins, Guaros4.4 
 7. Bradley, Netanya4.2 
 8. Perry, Elizur A.4.2 
 9. Berkowitz, Bnei H.4.2 
 10. Warren, Maccabi4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Deron WASHINGTON
  Netan.
  (201-G/F-85)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Washington, Netan.2.5 
 2. Dyson, Hapoel Hol.2.3 
 3. Ohayon, Maccabi2.3 
 4. Stoll, Maccabi Hai.2.2 
 5. Naor, Hapoel T-A2.1 
 6. Smith, Maccabi Hai.2.0 
 7. Wright, Maccabi1.9 
 8. 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 


Hapoel Eilat tied the Semifinals at 2-2 - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Eilat - Maccabi Haifa 82-72 (2-2)

Hapoel Eilat tied the Semifinals at 2-2. The hosts trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 10 points. Hapoel Eilat made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Maccabi Haifa helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Scotty Hopson (200-89, college: Tennessee) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. The other American import power forward Eli Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American Donta Smith (201-83, college: SE Illinois JC) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and international point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St.) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Eilat: S.Hopson 21+11reb+6ast, E.Holman 14+5reb, A.Nissim 13+3ast, L.O'Bannon 9+2reb, J.Tillman 8+10reb, T.Younger 7+3reb+3ast
Maccabi Haifa: D.Smith 21+10reb+2ast, P.Stoll 13+2reb+3ast, G.Mekel 11+5reb+7ast, P.Calathes 9+4reb+1ast, I.Kozikaro 8+4reb+1ast, J.Thomas 6+8reb
gschID: 242112



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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.16.5 
 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. Jelovac, JuveCase.8.0 
 5. Akindele, Champvil.8.0 
 6. Dunston, Cimberio.7.4 
 7. Brunner, Trenkwal.7.4 
 8. Johnson, Sidigas7.3 
 9. Burns, Sutor MGR7.0 
 10. 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.2.1 
 3. Kinsey, Unicaja2.1 
 4. Reynolds, Enel B.2.0 
 5. Shakur, Erie Bay H.1.9 
 6. Taylor, Trenkwal.1.9 
 7. Dean, Sidigas AV1.9 
 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. Lawal, Acea V.1.5 
 3. Eze, Montepaschi1.4 
 4. Simmons, Enel B.1.3 
 5. Crosariol, Pesaro1.3 
 6. Ress, Montepaschi1.2 
 7. Cervi, Trenkwal.1.1 
 8. Akindele, Champvil.1.1 
 9. Tyus, Cantu1.1 
 10. Cusin, Cantu1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Davide POLTRONERI
  Perugia
  (195-SG-85)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Poltroneri, Perugia18.8 
 2. Parente, Lucca17.0 
 3. Casadei, Firenze16.5 
 4. Carrizo, Latina B.16.1 
 5. Reati, Treviglio15.5 
 6. Ruggiero, Bari15.2 
 7. Benfatto, Ferrara15.1 
 8. Bolzonella, Castel.15.1 
 9. Wojciechowsk., Tor.15.1 
 10. Vico, Matera14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Emanuele ROSSI
  Chieti
  (208-C-82)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Rossi, Chieti10.8 
 2. Iannilli, San Seve.10.2 
 3. Wojciechowsk., Tor.8.7 
 4. Benfatto, Ferrara8.4 
 5. Ricci, Casalpus.8.3 
 6. Pazzi, Castelletto8.3 
 7. Ihedioha, Castelle.8.0 
 8. Raminelli, Trevigl.8.0 
 9. Baldi Rossi, Torino7.8 
 10. Capitanelli, Fire.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 5.6
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.5.6 
 2. Losi, Mirandola5.3 
 3. Simoncelli, Castel.4.8 
 4. Marino, Casalp.4.4 
 5. Caroldi, Firenze3.7 
 6. Ferrarese, Trevigl.3.4 
 7. Cantone, Matera3.2 
 8. Carrizo, Latina B.3.1 
 9. Raschi, Chieti3.0 
 10. Gnaccarini, Recan.3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Alessandro PIAZZA
  Reggio C.
  (174-PG-87)
  Avg: 4.5
 1. Piazza, Reggio C.4.5 
 2. Bonamente, Perugia3.1 
 3. Gueye, San Severo2.8 
 4. Cortesi, Ferrara2.7 
 5. Parente, Lucca2.7 
 6. Ihedioha, Castelle.2.6 
 7. Vico, Matera2.6 
 8. Maggio, San Severo2.4 
 9. Ferrarese, Trevigl.2.4 
 10. Ranuzzi, Castelle.2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrea CAPITANELLI
  Firenze
  (203-C-86)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Capitanelli, Firen.1.4 
 2. Raminelli, Trevigl.1.2 
 3. Gagliardo, Latina0.9 
 4. Rossi, Chieti0.9 
 5. Del Brocco, San S.0.8 
 6. Iannuzzi, Matera0.8 
 7. Iannilli, San Seve.0.8 
 8. Chiacig, Agrigento0.8 
 9. Mancin, Mirandola0.7 
 10. Piunti, Mirandola0.6 


SerieA Round 6 of Semi-Finals. Cimberio Varese and Acea Virtus Roma force deciders - by Eurobasket News

Montepaschi - Cimberio VA 80-82

Cimberio Varese snatched a narrow road win over Montepaschi to force the decisive seventh game in the semifinal series. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 27-15. But Montepaschi Siena won second period 26-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Cimberio Varese won last quarter 17-17. They made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Guard Adrian Banks (191-86, college: NW Mississippi CC) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Forward David Moss (196-83, college: Indiana St., agency: SportsTalent) replied with 17 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Bobby Brown (188-84, college: CS Fullerton) added 17 points in the effort for Montepaschi Siena. Four Montepaschi Siena players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game.
Top scorers:
Montepaschi: B.Brown 17+3reb+3ast, D.Moss 17+9reb+1ast, B.Ortner 17+5reb, K.Kangur 14+5reb+2ast, M.Janning 7+1reb, D.Hackett 5+5ast
Cimberio VA: M.Green 20+10reb+5ast, A.Banks 16+3reb, B.Dunston 10+2reb, D.Sakota 9+3reb+1ast, D.Ivanov 8+2reb, J.Talts 7+8reb
gschID: 242114


Cantu - Acea Virtus RM 69-74

Acea Virtus Roma clinched a vital road win over Cantu to send the series back to the capital for the decider. Cantu was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 24-18 charge of Lottomatica Roma, which allowed them to win the game. American guard Phil Goss (186-83, college: Drexel) scored 17 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds during the contest. Four Lottomatica Roma players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Maarten Leunen (206-85, college: Oregon) with 10 points and 5 assists and American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (205-88, college: Florida) scored 12 points. Cantu's coach Andrea Trinchieri rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help.
Top scorers:
Cantu: A.Tyus 12+4reb, M.Leunen 10+4reb+5ast, M.Scekic 8+3reb, J.Ragland 8+1reb+3ast, S.Mancinelli 8+3reb+1ast, P.Aradori 6+5ast
Acea Virtus RM: P.Goss 17+3reb+4ast, G.Lawal 16+8reb, L.Datome 11+7reb, B.Jones 10+7reb, L.D'Ercole 9+1reb, J.Taylor 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 242113



Serie D Regionale Campania: Final Stats & Standings - by Costanzo Ruocco



SERIE D REGIONALE CAMPANIA 2012/2013: REGULAR SEASON STATS AND STANDINGS

STANDINGS - GROUP A:
36 - Portici
36 - Agropoli
32 - Forio
30 - Abatese
26 - Casapulla
22 - Solofra
20 - Torregreco
20 - Capo Miseno
16 - Libert
12 - Nola
10 - Cus Napoli
4 - Saviano

GROUP B:
42 - Scafati
40 - Sarno
32 - Ercolano
24 - Sporting Portici
24 - Telese
22 - Aics Caserta
22 - Cus Caserta
14 - Secondigliano
14 - Angri
12 - Felix Napoli
12 - Ischia
6 - Mondragone

SCORING LEADERS: 27.4ppg Clif Colbert (193-G-86, college: Navy) (Capo Miseno), 24.3 Njegos Visnjic (199-F-79) (Agropoli), 21.8 Alfonso Senatore (188-G/F-82) (Abatese), 21.5 Altamura (Capo Miseno), 20.5 Carpinelli (Mondragone)



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  LIGA AMERICAS   

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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  LIGA SUDAMERICANA   

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Paulinho BORACINI
  Pinheiro.
  (183-PG-84)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Boracini, Pinheiro.22.3 
 2. Quinteros, Regat.20.6 
 3. Gutierrez, Obras19.5 
 4. Sucre, Marinos18.3 
 5. Smith, Pinheiro.17.5 
 6. Vieira, Flamengo17.1 
 7. Barrios, Toros16.7 
 8. Dos Santos, Brasil.16.6 
 9. Rodriguez, Flame.15.9 
 10. Silva, Brasilia15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Juan GUTIERREZ
  Obras
  (205-F/C-83)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Gutierrez, Obras9.3 
 2. Ferreira, Pinheiro.9.0 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.8.5 
 4. Sucre, Marinos8.3 
 5. Rodriguez, Flame.7.6 
 6. Silveira, Flamengo7.0 
 7. Mikulas, Libertad6.3 
 8. Mata, Penarol6.2 
 9. Teague, Penarol6.0 
 10. Washam, Regatas6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Martin OSIMANI
  Obras
  (194-G-81)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Osimani, Obras6.2 
 2. Dos Santos, Brasil.5.8 
 3. Campazzo, Penarol5.7 
 4. Martinez, Regat.5.2 
 5. Ribeiro, Brasilia5.0 
 6. Ecker, Gaiteros4.5 
 7. Boracini, Pinheiro.3.8 
 8. Treise, Libertad S.3.7 
 9. Mijares, Marinos3.5 
 10. Smith, Pinheiro.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Facundo CAMPAZZO
  Penarol
  (179-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Campazzo, Penarol2.7 
 2. Ribeiro, Brasilia2.3 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.2.0 
 4. Washam, Regatas C.2.0 
 5. Benite, Flamengo1.7 
 6. Teague, Penarol1.6 
 7. Dos Santos, Brasil.1.6 
 8. Boracini, Pinheiro.1.3 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasil.1.2 
 10. Mijares, Marinos1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Martin LEIVA
  Penarol
  (209-C-80)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Leiva, Penarol1.3 
 2. Morro, Pinheiro.1.2 
 3. Kammerichs, Regat.1.1 
 4. Alves, Brasilia1.0 
 5. Ferreira, Pinheiro.1.0 
 6. Silveira, Flamengo0.9 
 7. Espinoza, Macae0.8 
 8. Gutierrez, Obras0.8 
 9. Meyinsse, Trotamun.0.7 
 10. Levy, Lanus0.7 



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  MEXICO   

CIBACOPA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kenny JONES
  Obregon
  (198-PF-84)
  Avg: 26
 1. Jones, Obregon26.0 
 2. Monroe, Cananea24.9 
 3. Frederick, Guasave23.2 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas22.6 
 5. Elliott, Navolato22.1 
 6. Pearson, Los M.21.9 
 7. McCullough, Nogales20.8 
 8. Sperling, Obregon19.8 
 9. Morrison, Tijuana19.1 
 10. Allen, Guaymas18.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan MOSS
  Nogales
  (200-F/C-74)
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Moss, Nogales10.5 
 2. McNeal, Los Mochis9.9 
 3. Pearson, Los M.9.7 
 4. Toombs, Navolato8.3 
 5. Jones, Obregon8.3 
 6. Penny, Tijuana8.3 
 7. Abdul-Awwel, Nogal.8.2 
 8. Rougeau, Cananea7.9 
 9. Habel, Guaymas7.6 
 10. Morrison, Tijuana7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Nick STALLINGS
  Guasave
  (190-G-83)
  Avg: 7
 1. Stallings, Guasave7.0 
 2. Allen, Guaymas6.9 
 3. Gadson, Nogales5.7 
 4. Shorter, Guaymas5.3 
 5. Morrison, Tijuana4.9 
 6. Monreal, Hermosillo4.8 
 7. Insunza, Navolato4.8 
 8. Elliott, Navolato4.4 
 9. Meza Rogel, Guasa.4.4 
 10. Quintero, Tijuana4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Devon PEARSON
  Los M.
  (198-F-84)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Pearson, Los M.2.1 
 2. Monreal, Hermosillo1.9 
 3. Polynice, Guasave1.9 
 4. Stallings, Guasave1.9 
 5. Insunza, Navolato1.5 
 6. Buelna, Guasave1.5 
 7. Monroe, Cananea1.5 
 8. Allen, Guaymas1.4 
 9. Rougeau, Cananea1.3 
 10. Abdul-Awwel, Noga.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Rene ROUGEAU
  Cananea
  (198-G/F-86)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Rougeau, Cananea1.6 
 2. Habel, Guaymas1.5 
 3. Penny, Tijuana1.4 
 4. Moss, Nogales1.4 
 5. Mercado, Nogales1.0 
 6. Monroe, Cananea1.0 
 7. Toombs, Navolato0.9 
 8. Gonzalez, Cananea0.8 
 9. McCullough, Nogales0.8 
 10. Pearson, Los M.0.6 


Mexican University National Team -13 - by Simas

Mexican University National Team 2013
#s#
Ricardo Calatayud
Calatayud
Mauricio Cheda
Cheda
Fernando Benitez
Benitez
Ivan Rangel
Rangel
Israel Nolasco
Nolasco
#e#5
6Ricardo Calatayud UPAEP Mexico
7Ivan Gracia UPAEP Mexico
10Santiago Garay
9Jose Corral 94
31Daniel Giron 175-G Leones RM Mexico
15Jesus Felix 194-F-90 TEC MTY Mntr. Mexico
16Fernando Rosales
19Mauricio Cheda 198-F-90 Soles Mexico
22Fabian Jaimes
23Fernando Benitez 204-F/C-89 Guaymas Mexico
29Jose Gutierrez
28Eder Padilla UyM Guadalaj. Mexico
27Ivan Rangel 215-C-92 Arizona W. CC USA
26Israel Nolasco 205-C-89 Soles Mexico
18Juan Ramirez

Javier Ceniceros Head Coach



CIBACOPA Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Tijuana - Nogales 81-104

Nogales fired past Tijuana at the start of the quarterfinal series. The game without a history. Fuerza Guinda Nogales led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion) stepped up and scored 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for the winners and Bahamas power forward Ryan Moss (200-74, college: UALR) chipped in 16 points and 14 rebounds. Five Fuerza Guinda Nogales players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international point guard Omar Quintero (183-81, college: S.Nazarene) responded with 30 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and American swingman Marcus Morrison (198-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) scored 21 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
Tijuana: O.Quintero 30+7reb+4ast, M.Morrison 21+5reb+7ast, L.Ramirez 15+6reb+5ast, J.Penny 6+4reb+1ast, L.Rodriguez Sainz 5+4reb, E.Medina 2+1reb+1ast
Nogales: O.McCullough 33+5reb+2ast, A.Izaguirre 17+3reb+3ast, R.Moss 16+14reb+3ast, C.Gadson 15+3reb+5ast, J.Griffin 11+3reb+4ast, B.Heredia 7+1reb+5ast
gschID: 242038


Navolato - Guasave 92-88

Navolato prevailed against Guasave to take 1-0 lead in the series. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-20. But Frayles de Guasave won second period 23-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Garra Canera de Navolato players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Frayles de Guasave's players. American guard Marcus Elliott (191-84, college: Louisiana Tech) nailed 27 points and 7 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Ronald Selleaze (197-76, college: CSU Bakersfield, agency: Dream Team Management) accounted for 21 points. Garra Canera de Navolato's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American forward Eugene Phelps (198, college: Long Beach St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized American guard Franco Harris (183-83, college: Boise St.) added 21 points respectively for Frayles de Guasave in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guasave: S.Pettigrew 22+3reb+1ast, E.Phelps 22+10reb, F.Harris 21+3reb+3ast, N.Stallings 11+5reb+3ast, V.Buelna 9+3reb+1ast, P.Castro 3
Navolato: M.Elliott 27+3reb+7ast, R.Selleaze 21+4reb+3ast, B.Toombs 14+7reb+1ast, A.Villalobos 12+3reb+3ast, J.Gonzalez 9+5reb+2ast, F.Verdugo 8+5reb
gschID: 242037


Hermosillo - Obregon 74-66

Hermosillo held off Obregon to secure the opening victory in the playoffs. It looked good early as Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rayos de Hermosillo had a 19-17 second period charge getting the lead and Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-74. Rayos de Hermosillo made 19-of-22 charity shots (86.4 percent) during the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Emmanuel Little (196-85, college: N.Dakota) nailed 26 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and forward Kyle Spain (196-87, college: San Diego St.) accounted for 8 points and 8 rebounds. Little is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: Dream Team Management) came up with 16 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Nate Carter (201-83, college: Oklahoma, agency: Fusion Sports) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
Obregon: K.Jones 16+9reb+4ast, L.Davis 13+6reb, N.Carter 12+7reb+1ast, J.Salcedo 7+3reb, L.Pulido 6+1reb+3ast, H.Carrillo 6+4reb
Hermosillo: E.Little 26+7reb+2ast, P.Sanders 12+3reb+1ast, J.Villanueva 10+5reb+1ast, K.Spain 8+8reb+1ast, S.Monreal 7+1reb+2ast, J.Coronado 4+5reb
gschID: 242036


Guaymas - Cananea 81-85

Cananea stole a road win over Guaymas to surge ahead in the quarterfinals. The guests were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 4-point deficit before their 22-14 run, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward Kyle Austin (203-88, college: Cal-Riverside) nailed 29 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and forward Sammy Monroe (198-85, college: Newberry) accounted for 27 points and 8 rebounds. Monroe is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Guard Shannon Shorter (193-89, college: N.Texas) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and point guard Myron Allen (182-79, college: Lee JC) added 25 points, 6 assists and 4 steals respectively for Ostioneros de Guaymas in the defeat. Four Ostioneros de Guaymas players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Guaymas: M.Allen 25+3reb+6ast, S.Shorter 21+15reb+4ast, J.Rangel 12+2reb, A.Pedroza 10+8reb+1ast, A.Zarco 8+7reb+2ast, F.Benitez 3+8reb
Cananea: K.Austin 29+9reb+4ast, S.Monroe 27+8reb, G.Giron 15+6reb+3ast, R.Rougeau 8+5reb+1ast, Q.Gonzalez 6+11reb+3ast, J.Verdugo 0
gschID: 242035



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  NEW ZEALAND   


2013-14 signings - by Hugh McAuliffe

Both the New Zealand Breakers and the Townsville Crocodiles have made some key signings this week, bolstering their squads for the up-and-coming 2013-14 NBL season.

For the New Zealand Breakers, American Darnell Lazare (203-F-85, agency: Priority Sports, college: LSU) has committed to a one year deal with a further one year option, Tall Black Jeremiah Trueman (203-F/C-87, college: Alaska-Anch.) returns to the club on a two year contract after playing the last three seasons with the Perth Wildcats, and the final player confirmed is the elevation of forward Reuben Te Rangi (201-F-94) from development player to fulltime player on a 3 year contract. The 18 year old has progressed through the club ranks from Academy player to now being a fulltime professional with the club.

For the Townsville Crocodiles, Peter Crawford (193-G/F-79) has committed for the 2013/14 season, while Jacob Holmes (201-F-83) has signed for the next two seasons. The signing of both of these players brings the number of contracted players for 2013/14 to seven which covers all previously contracted players under the former Crocs model along with Steven Markovic and Mirko Djeric.



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  PUERTO RICO   

Standings - BSN

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

Regular Season: Round 34

Jun. 4: Mayaguez - Humacao 99-93
Jun. 4: Guaynabo - Santurce 86-82
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. Ayuso, Guaynabo19.9 
 4. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 5. Carmona, Humacao18.7 
 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: 11.4
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo11.4 
 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. Hamilton, Mayaguez4.9 
 4. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 5. Clemente, Humacao4.7 
 6. Coronado, Reales4.0 
 7. Huertas, Quebradil.4.0 
 8. Gonzalez, Santurce3.5 
 9. Hickerson, San G.3.4 
 10. Garcia, Quebradil.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Ponce
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Fortuna, Ponce2.3 
 2. Coronado, Reales2.0 
 3. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.6 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.5 
 5. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 6. Rodriguez, Guayama1.4 
 7. Williams, Santurce1.4 
 8. Villegas, Guaynabo1.3 
 9. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
 10. Harrellson, Guaya.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Penn, Humacao2.1 
 2. Harrellson, Guaya.1.5 
 3. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 4. Mata, Quebradillas1.5 
 5. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 6. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 7. Scott, Humacao1.1 
 8. Harris, Ponce0.9 
 9. Nichols, Arecibo0.9 
 10. Sanchez, Santurce0.9 


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

31-year old forward Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International) put on an extraordinary performance in the last week for Quebradillas and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for week 33.
He had a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds, while his team crushed Mayaguez (16-12) with 17-point margin 98-81. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Quebradillas maintains the 4th position in Puerto Rican league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Quebradillas will need more victories to improve their 16-12 record. In the team's last game Redhage had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at Quebradillas, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Shawn Redhage averages this season 15.8ppg.

Second best performed player last week was Jose Lloreda (203-F/C-80, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Guaynabo. He is Panamanian forward in his first season at Guaynabo. In the last game Lloreda recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he lead Guaynabo to another comfortable win 92-79 over slightly lower-ranked Guayama (#8, 12-15) being unquestionably team leader. Guaynabo's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 14-13 record is not bad and everything may still change. Lloreda is one of the most experienced players at Guaynabo and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Javier Mojica (190-G-84, agency: Paris Global Sports) of Bayamon (#10). Mojica got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last week. He went also for five assists. Despite Mojica's great performance Bayamon lost 82-87 to slightly higher-ranked San German (#9, 9-19). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bayamon can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 8-21 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Mojica he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Mojica has a very solid season. In 22 games in Puerto Rico he scored 13.5ppg. He also has 5.4rpg and 3.3apg. Javier Mojica has also Puerto Rican passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Darren Phillip (201-F-78) of San German - 18 points and 13 rebounds
5. Alejandro Carmona (194-G/F-83) of Humacao - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Kevin Lisch (188-G-86) of Quebradillas - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Christophe Massie (206-C/F-77) of San German - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Filiberto Rivera (190-PG-82) of Humacao - 6 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
9. Daniel Santiago (216-C-76) of Guaynabo - 13 points and 9 rebounds
10. Denis Clemente (183-PG-86) of Humacao - 18 points, 2 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)



Mets continue streak - by Luis Modestti


Mets de Guaynabo won their fifth game in a row by beating Cangrejeros de Santurce 86-82.

Larry Ayuso (190-G-77, agency: Paris Global Sports, college: USC) netted 36 points, including seven three-pointers in the win. Alex Galindo had 24 for Santurce who is still affected by injuries.

Guaynabo has a 15-13 record and have played better as a team under new coach Carlos Mario Rivera.

Also on Tuesday Indios de Mayaguez defeated Caciques-Gigantes 99-93. Gary Wilkinson scored 24 points and Ramon Clemente 22 for the winners.

On Monday San German defeated Bayamon 87-82 as Chris Massie had 19 points while Carlos Strong and Darren Phillip had 18 each.

The games for Wednesday, June 5 are:

Atleticos de San German at Piratas de Quebradillas
Capitanes de Arecibo at Brujos de Guayama



BSN Transactions - by Luis Modestti

- Brujos de Guayama signed Josh Asselin (210-C/F-78, college: Michigan) and released Evan Brock. Guayama also added Darnell Hinson to their roster.

Asselin played for Manresa in Spain and averaged 11,3 points and 3,3 rebounds in 34 games.

Hinson played for Oberwart in Austria.

- Vaqueros de Bayamon released Ndudi Ebi.

Ebi averaged 9,6 points and 5,7 rebounds in ten games for Bayamon. He was let go due to lack of production.

- Atleticos de San German added Richard Chaney.

Chaney played in Austria for Oberwart and San German hopes he will help them in a final push for the playoffs.

- Cangrejeros de Santurce submitted an offer from Walter Hodge and got permission to play from Laboral Kutxa.

Hodge just signed a deal with Laboral Kutxa in ACB. If Hodge and Santurce agree, the Puerto Rican team must buy insurance so he can play in BSN.



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Egor Vyaltsev extends deal with Khimky - by Eurobasket News

Khimky re-signed contract with Egor Vyaltsev (192-PG-85). The new deal is meant for two seasons. The point guard will enter the third season with the team. Last season Egor Vyaltsev tallied 4.8 points and 1.1 assists per game in Euroleague. In PBL his stats read 4.0 points, 1.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds per appearance. Egor Vyaltsev also delivered 5.6 points, 2.0 assists and 1.7 rebounds per appearance in VTB League. Previously the guard had stints with Triumph, Ural Great, CSK VVS Samara and CSKA Moscow. He was the member of U16, U18, U20 and U21 Russian National Teams. Egor Vyaltsev joined the Russian National Team back in 2006. He participated at the Russian PBL All-Star Game in 2011.


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Stats Leaders - 1A

Points Per Game
 Bojan BAKIC
  Metalac
  (195-SG-83)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. Bakic, Metalac18.6 
 2. Popovic, Sloga18.6 
 3. Sljivancanin, Borac18.2 
 4. Sibalic, LF Basket17.3 
 5. Rakocevic, Crvena17.1 
 6. Marjanovic, Mega V.16.9 
 7. Radovic, KAOD15.5 
 8. Popadic, Smederevo15.0 
 9. Zekovic, Vojvodina14.5 
 10. Nesovic, AEK13.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Boban MARJANOVIC
  Mega V.
  (222-C-88)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Marjanovic, Mega V.11.7 
 2. Radovic, KAOD8.7 
 3. Dasic, Metalac8.4 
 4. Savovic, Crvena Z.7.4 
 5. Knezevic, OKK B.6.9 
 6. Lauvergne, Partizan6.8 
 7. Radenkovic, Smede.6.8 
 8. Kljajevic, C Afric.6.4 
 9. Todorovic, Borac5.8 
 10. Marelja, UCAM M.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Marko POPOVIC
  Sloga
  (193-G-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Popovic, Sloga8.1 
 2. Jereminov, Tamis5.9 
 3. Micic, Mega Vizura5.0 
 4. Sljivancanin, Borac4.7 
 5. Malidzan, OKK B.4.5 
 6. Nesovic, AEK4.2 
 7. Milosevic, Vrsac4.0 
 8. Westermann, Parti.3.9 
 9. Nelson, Crvena Z.3.8 
 10. Prolovic, Borac3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Stanoje KNEZEVIC
  OKK B.
  (202-PF-89)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Knezevic, OKK B.2.3 
 2. Nesovic, AEK2.1 
 3. Kuzeta, Vojvodina2.0 
 4. Gacic, BKK Radnicki1.8 
 5. Nelson, Crvena Z.1.8 
 6. Dasic, Metalac1.8 
 7. Jeftic, OKK Beogr.1.6 
 8. Seferovic, Jagodina1.6 
 9. Todorovic, Borac1.6 
 10. Zivanovic, Metalac1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Slavko VRANES
  Metalac
  (230-C-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Vranes, Metalac2.5 
 2. Marjanovic, Mega V.1.7 
 3. Sturanovic, Radnic.1.5 
 4. Filipovic, Jagodina1.3 
 5. Bertans, Partizan1.3 
 6. Radovic, KAOD1.0 
 7. Jevtovic, Sloboda1.0 
 8. Buric, Tamis0.7 
 9. Maravic, Vrsac0.7 
 10. Mijovic, Duhok0.7 


Partizan destroyed Crvena zvezda in first game! - by Igor Obradovic

In the first game of the final series of Super League of Serbia, the reigning champion Partizan took the lead 1-0 in the series. They beat Crvena zvezda with the score 82:54 (23:16, 20:12, 17:20, 22:6)

From the beginning, Partizan was aggressive, showed a greater desire to win and deservedly won the first leg finals.
At first they immediately took a series 10:0, played brilliantly excelled particularly Dragan Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89)'s who play game of the season. Partizan has controlled the entire match and they only have falling apart rhythm at the start of the third period when the Crvena zvezda has managed to get only from -16 to -4 and this is everything they did in this game. Finally Partizan played a great fourth quarter and finished the game with +28.
Partizan have 38rbd, Crvena zvezda only 24. Home team have excellent shooting game, they have 42 % for 2p and 37% for 3p (they score 7 three points). On the other side, Crvena zvezda have a very bad shooting night. For 2p they only have 33 % (14/42) and for 3p only 25 % (3/12).

Partizan mt:s : Dragan Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G-89) 28pts, 6rbd, 2ast index 29 (MVP of the game), Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket) 19pts, 6rbd, 2ast, Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket) 10pts, 7rbd, Davis Bertans (210-SF-92) 10pts, 3rbd, 1ast.
Crvena zvezda Telekom : Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket) 19pts, 5rbd, 1ast, DeMarcus Nelson (193-G-85, college: Duke) 10pts, 5rbd, 1ast

Second game is on schedule in two days (07. June) at 19:00.



Extensive roster list of Serbia is published - by Igor Obradovic

Serbia coach dictated a more extensive list of 20 players for the European Championship in Slovenia this summer, and where there are a lot of new names.

Dusan Ivkovic said extensive list of Eurobasket 2013 which contains even six debutants.

On the list are:

Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87)
Stefan Markovic (194-G-88)
Vasilije Micic (191-PG-94, agency: Beo Basket)
Nemanja Nedovic (191-PG-91, agency: Beo Basket)
Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-F-92)
Danilo Andjusic (195-G-91, agency: Interperformances)
Nemanja Bjelica (209-F/C-88, agency: Interperformances)
Nemanja Dangubic (196-G/F-93)
Vladimir Lucic (202-SF-89, agency: Beo Basket)
Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket)
Novica Velickovic (205-F-86, agency: Beo Basket)
Dusko Savanovic (204-PF-83, agency: Beo Basket)
Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group)
Zoran Erceg (210-PF-85)
Stefan Bircevic (210-F/C-89)
Nenad Krstic (212-C-83)
Rasko Katic (208-C-80, agency: Beo Basket)
Vladimir Stimac (211-C-87, agency: Interperformances)
Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances)
Dejan Musli (213-C-91, agency: Beo Basket)

Ivkovic announced that team will be together 8 July in Belgrade, where he will train seven days. Afterwards travel to Slovenia, where they will stay until 4 August.
Serbia during the preparatory period will play 11 games, participate in tournaments in Celje, Belgrade, Antibes and Turkey, a key test will be against Russia in the "Arena" on 12 August.

European Championship in Slovenia is played by 4 to 22 September, and Serbia is in Group B along with selections of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Latvia.



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

Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 1st Team 2013
Maurice Acker
Acker
Chris Lowe
Lowe
Peter Sedmak
Sedmak
Alando Tucker
Tucker
Kevin Thompson
Thompson

Finals MVP: Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78) of Inter Bratislava
Player of the Year: Maurice Acker (178-PG-87) of Nova Ves
Guard of the Year: Chris Lovelace (5'9''-G) of Delta St.
Forward of the Year: Peter Sedmak (207-F/C-85) of Inter Bratislava
Center of the Year: Kevin Thompson (205-F/C-89) of Komarno
Bosman Player of the Year: Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Levice
Import Player of the Year: Alando Tucker (198-F-84) of Inter Bratislava
Domestic Player of the Year: Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78) of Inter Bratislava
Defensive Player of the Year: Stanislav Baldovsky (192-F-89) of Nova Ves
Coach of the Year: Frantisek Ron of Komarno

1st Team
PG: Maurice Acker (178-PG-87) of Nova Ves
PG: Chris Lowe (182-PG-87) of Komarno
F/C: Peter Sedmak (207-F/C-85) of Inter Bratislava
F: Alando Tucker (198-F-84) of Inter Bratislava
F/C: Kevin Thompson (205-F/C-89) of Komarno

2nd Team
PG: Deremy Geiger (180-PG-90) of Nitra
PG: Kevin Bridgewaters (179-PG-84) of Handlova
F/C: Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78) of Inter Bratislava
C: Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Levice
C: Branislav Tomek (205-C-83) of Nitra

Honorable Mention
Joseph Harris (196-F-87) of Prievidza
Ondrej Haviar (194-F-85) of Handlova
Martin Bilik (194-G/F-87) of Komarno
Sven Smajlagic (193-G-90) of B.Bystrica
Michal Batka (204-PF-87) of Prievidza
Aco Mandic (204-C/F-84) of Nova Ves
Anthony McClain (213-C-88) of Nitra
Amin Stevens (201-F-90) of Komarno

All-Domestic Players Team
F: Ondrej Haviar (194-F-85) of Handlova
G/F: Martin Bilik (194-G/F-87) of Komarno
F/C: Peter Sedmak (207-F/C-85) of Inter Bratislava
F/C: Martin Rancik (204-F/C-78) of Inter Bratislava
C: Branislav Tomek (205-C-83) of Nitra

All-Imports Team
PG: Maurice Acker (178-PG-87) of Nova Ves
G: Chris Lovelace (5'9''-G) of Delta St.
PG: Kevin Bridgewaters (179-PG-84) of Handlova
F: Alando Tucker (198-F-84) of Inter Bratislava
F/C: Kevin Thompson (205-F/C-89) of Komarno

All-Bosmans Team
PG: Goran Bulatovic (187-PG-88) of Inter Bratislava
G: Maj Kovacevic (190-G-90) of Nitra
G: Sven Smajlagic (193-G-90) of B.Bystrica
C/F: Aco Mandic (204-C/F-84) of Nova Ves
C: Salih Nuhanovic (208-C-82) of Levice



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Stats Leaders - ACB

Points Per Game
 Carl ENGLISH
  Asefa E.
  (192-G-81)
  Avg: 17.2
 1. English, Asefa E.17.2 
 2. Doellman, Valencia15.9 
 3. Feldeine, Mad-Croc15.9 
 4. Martin, Blancos15.6 
 5. DeVries, Assignia.15.4 
 6. Gabriel, Asefa E.14.9 
 7. Toolson, G.Canari.14.2 
 8. Fisher, FIATC J.13.8 
 9. Vasiliadis, Gescr.13.8 
 10. Nocioni, Caja Lab.13.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nacho MARTIN
  Blancos .
  (205-F-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Martin, Blancos7.1 
 2. Hunter, Blancos6.8 
 3. Nelson, G.Canari.6.4 
 4. Tomic, FCB Regal6.3 
 5. Lewis, UCAM M.6.2 
 6. Kurz, Mad-Croc6.1 
 7. Donaldson, CB Cana.6.0 
 8. Norel, CAI Zaragoza5.9 
 9. Kendall, Blusens M.5.9 
 10. Gaffney, FIATC J.5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Andres RODRIGUEZ
  Bluse.
  (184-PG-81)
  Avg: 5.8
 1. Rodriguez, Bluse.5.8 
 2. Rodriguez, Assigni.5.3 
 3. Renfroe, Brose B.4.5 
 4. Satoransky, Cajasol4.2 
 5. Rodriguez, Real M.4.1 
 6. Uriz, CB Canarias4.1 
 7. Markovic, Valencia4.1 
 8. Huertas, FCB Regal3.6 
 9. Zisis, Gescrap BB3.5 
 10. Heurtel, Caja L.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Justin DOELLMAN
  Valencia
  (206-F-85)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Doellman, Valencia1.9 
 2. Kirksay, Asefa E.1.7 
 3. Aguilar, CAI Z.1.6 
 4. Finley, Lagun A.1.6 
 5. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.6 
 6. Rost, CB Canarias1.5 
 7. Markovic, Valencia1.4 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.1.4 
 9. Uriz, CB Canarias1.3 
 10. Hanga, Assignia M.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Salah MEJRI
  Blusens M.
  (217-C-86)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mejri, Blusens M.1.5 
 2. Kurz, Mad-Croc1.5 
 3. Ibekwe, Lagun A.1.5 
 4. Gaffney, FIATC J.1.3 
 5. Vazquez, Unicaja1.3 
 6. Sene, Mad-Croc1.1 
 7. Nogueira, Asefa E.1.1 
 8. Hunter, Blancos1.1 
 9. Barnes, Asefa E.1.0 
 10. Tomic, FCB Regal1.0 


CAI Zaragoza re-sign Jose Luis Abos - by Eurobasket News

CAI Zaragoza announced the renewal of the contract with Jose Luis Abos . The head coach will stay with the team for at least two more seasons. Jose Luis Abos has been guiding CAI Zaragoza since 2008. He led the team into ACB semifinals this season. Jose Luis Abos has previously worked with Mallorca, Girona, Breogan Lugo, Cajabilbao. He used to work as assistant coach with Spanish U22 National Team.


Valencia keep Justin Doellman through 2015 - by Eurobasket News

Valencia have extended the contract of Justin Doellman (206-F-85, agency: Beo Basket, college: Xavier). The new deal is meant through 2015 season. The forward joined Valencia at the start of the season. He posted 15.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 1.3 assists per game in EuroCup. Justin Doellman also notched 15.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.9 steals per game in ACB. He was named All-EuroCup Forward of the Year. The forward also made into All-EuroCup 1st Team. Previously Justin Doellman had stints with Manresa, Alicante, Orleans, Besancon, Cholet. He earned All-Spanish ACB Honourable Mention in 2011 and 2012. Justin Doellman was French Cup winner in 2010.


ACB Round 3 of Semi-Finals. FCB Regal and Real Madrid advance into Finals - by Eurobasket News

G.Canaria 2014 - FCB Regal 62-84

FCB Regal coasted past Gran Canaria on the road and booked the ticket into the championship series. It looked good early as G.Canaria 2014 took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Regal FC Barcelona had a 22-18 second period charge getting the lead and G.Canaria 2014 was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-84. Regal FC Barcelona shot the lights out from three nailing 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. It was a good game for naturalized American point guard Brad Oleson (191-83, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with 17 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Brazilian-Italian point guard Marcelinho Huertas (191-83, agency: Edge Sports) contributed with 10 points and 6 assists for the winners. Five Regal FC Barcelona players scored in double figures. Dominican forward Eulis Baez (198-82, college: W.Illinois) answered with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds and Australian swingman Brad Newley (199-85, agency: Beo Basket) added 12 points in the effort for G.Canaria 2014. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games.
Top scorers:
G.Canaria 2014: E.Baez 13+11reb, B.Newley 12+3reb+2ast, R.Toolson 10+1reb+1ast, T.Bellas 7+3ast, J.Beiran 6+4reb, S.Nelson 5+8reb+3ast
FCB Regal: B.Oleson 17+2reb+2ast, J.Ingles 12+4reb+1ast, M.Huertas 10+2reb+6ast, J.Carlos Navarro 10+4ast, L.Mavrokefalidis 10+3reb, A.Tomic 8+1reb
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CAI Zaragoza - Real Madrid 63-77

Real Madrid bruised CAI Zaragoza on the road to seal the title series appearance. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 42-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. The best player for the winners was naturalized Montenegrin power forward Nikola Mirotic (207-91) who scored 18 points and 5 rebounds. International Rudy Fernandez (198-85) chipped in 5 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Four Real Madrid players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Michael Roll (196-87, college: UCLA) who recorded 12 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import power forward Joseph Jones (204-86, college: Texas A&M) added 11 points respectively. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games.
Top scorers:
CAI Zaragoza: M.Roll 12+5reb, J.Jones 11+4reb+1ast, P.Aguilar 10+5reb, D.Rudez 8+3reb+2ast, P.Llompart 7+1reb+1ast, S.Van Rossom 5+2reb+4ast
Real Madrid: N.Mirotic 18+5reb+1ast, T.Darden 13+1reb, J.Carroll 13+1reb+1ast, S.Llull 10+2reb+4ast, F.Reyes 7+3reb, R.Fernandez 5+8reb+5ast
gschID: 241937



Laboral Kutxa announce Walter Hodge - by Eurobasket News

Walter Hodge (183-PG-86, college: Florida) has officially joined Laboral Kutxa. The guard from US Virgin Islands has signed a two-year deal with the Basque team. Walter Hodge spent the last three seasons with Stelmet Zielona Gora. Last season the guard averaged 17.8 points, 4.5 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game in PLK. In EuroCup Walter Hodge delivered 21.1 points, 5.6 assists, 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals per appearance. The guard made it into All-EuroCup 2nd Team. He was also named All-Polish Player of the Year for the second straight season. Walter Hodge also played for Santurce and Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rico. He earned All-Puerto Rican BSN Honourable Mention in 2011. Walter Hodge has been the member of US Virgin Islands National Team since 2009.


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Stats Leaders - D1

Points Per Game
 Ali KARADENIZ
  Mersin
  (203-F-80)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Karadeniz, Mersin21.4 
 2. Stanojevic, TED K.18.5 
 3. Penney, TED K.18.3 
 4. Burtt, Avtodor17.9 
 5. Henderson, Erdemir16.7 
 6. Lewis, Antalya16.0 
 7. Theodore, Guaynabo15.8 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep15.7 
 9. Dixon, Karsiyaka15.3 
 10. Chalmers, Aliaga15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joey DORSEY
  Gaziantep
  (206-C/F-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Dorsey, Gaziantep12.5 
 2. Yucel, TED K.11.1 
 3. Francis, Aliaga9.9 
 4. Stimac, Banvit BK7.6 
 5. Elonu, Tofas7.5 
 6. Prince, Guaynabo7.2 
 7. Aldemir, Galatasar.7.0 
 8. Parakhouski, Olin6.5 
 9. Vidmar, Besiktas6.3 
 10. Besok, Hacettepe6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  TED K.
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Woodside, TED K.7.1 
 2. Brown, Turk T.4.9 
 3. Collins, Gaziantep4.9 
 4. Theodore, Guaynabo4.7 
 5. Dixon, Karsiyaka4.7 
 6. Preldzic, Fener.Ul.4.5 
 7. Henderson, Erdemir4.4 
 8. Arroyo, Galatasaray4.3 
 9. Holston, Mersin4.2 
 10. Burtt, Avtodor4.2 
Steals Per Game
 J.P. PRINCE
  Guaynabo
  (201-G-87)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Prince, Guaynabo1.9 
 2. Theodore, Guaynabo1.7 
 3. Hawkins, Galatasa.1.7 
 4. Vujacic, Anadolu1.6 
 5. McCalebb, Fener.Ul.1.6 
 6. Markoishvili, Gala.1.4 
 7. Gordon, Anadolu1.4 
 8. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.3 
 9. Lewis, Antalya1.3 
 10. Collins, Gaziantep1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Artsiom PARAKHOUSKI
  Olin E.
  (210-C-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Parakhouski, Olin1.6 
 2. Bayav, Erdemir1.4 
 3. Davis, Banvit BK1.3 
 4. Vidmar, Besiktas1.0 
 5. Elonu, Tofas1.0 
 6. Dorsey, Gaziantep1.0 
 7. Arnold, Aliaga0.8 
 8. Prince, Guaynabo0.8 
 9. Heytvelt, Tofas0.8 
 10. Plisnic, TED K.0.8 


Galatasaray wins Final opener - by Eurobasket News

Galatasaray - Banvit BK 79-62 (1-0)

Galatasaray wins Final opener against Banvit 79:62. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 79-62. Galatasaray outrebounded Banvit BK 39-27 including 24 on the defensive glass. They shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 54.5 percentage. American swingman Jamont Gordon (193-87, college: Mississippi St.) fired 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Puerto Rican point guard Carlos Arroyo (188-79, college: FIU, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 17 points. Dominican-American guard Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul) produced 11 points and 8 rebounds and international power forward Izzet Turkyilmaz (214-90) added 11 points respectively for lost side.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: J.Gordon 18+5reb+2ast, C.Arroyo 17+1reb+3ast, M.Markoishvili 13+2reb+1ast, E.Arslan 9+1reb+2ast, F.Aldemir 8+12reb, B.Ndong 6+9reb
Banvit BK: I.Turkyilmaz 11+4reb+1ast, S.Mejia 11+8reb+1ast, C.Davis 8+2reb+1ast, E.Veyseloglu 8+1reb, S.Erdogan 7+1reb+1ast, K.Lucas 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 242045



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Power stave off Angels, Falcons blow out Miracle - by Joel Nature

Norman Blick punished the Ndejje University Angels inside and out and paced Dmark Power to a 76-67 win on Sunday night at YMCA. The forward went 2-for3 on 3-pointers and finished with game high 19 points. Joseph Ikong and Isaac Afidra had 13 points and 8 rebounds each.

Power (5-0) took the opening quarter 21-14 and the next 22-13. Ndejje were in striking distance going into the second quarter but Powers 10-2 run at the start of the period opened up a double digit lead and closed out the half at 43-29 and the lead went up to 20 in the third quarter. Angels (2-2) chipped away in the fourth quarter and came within nine points (74-65) with 1:38 and a pair of throws from Geoffrey Soro ( 12 points, 8 rebounds) with 16 seconds to the final horn cut Powers lead to 7 and was the closest they came as Norman closed the scoring on the night with two throws a second to the buzzer.

Brian Odur scored team high 17 points for Ndejje. Jonah Otim fouled out with 13 seconds to end the third quarter but had already contributed 14 points. Stephen Okias played his first game for the university side since joining the team from Warriors. He (Okias) looked out of sync and made no contribution on the score board from 5 field goal attempts.

Meanwhile, Eagles continue to search for a miracle as they suffered their fifth straight loss of the season, in the hands of Falcons. Five falcons logged double figures led by Abdulahi Ramadhan with 19 points (game high), Steven Omony had 17 points, Peter Nyoroto and Moses Okwera contributed 11 each and Philip Ameny chipped in with 10 points to go with 15 rebounds. Guard, Geoffrey Omondi (injury) and Forward, Peter Elungat (injury) missed the game. Miracle were led by Ian Mago with 8 points and Frank Karoro added 6 points.

Kami Kabange scored 13 points and 8 rebounds to pace City Oilers to a 65-44 win over Vegetarians. Jimmy Enabu added 12 points and Andrew Okello had 5 points and 14 rebounds for Oilers (4-1). Vegetarians (0-5) were led by Bernard Okumu with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Vinne Jurua added 11 points and Grace Adra had 10



Power stave off Angels, Falcons blow out Miracle - by Joel Nature

Norman Blick punished the Ndejje University Angels inside and out and paced Dmark Power to a 76-67 win on Sunday night at YMCA. The forward went 2-for3 on 3-pointers and finished with game high 19 points. Joseph Ikong and Isaac Afidra had 13 points and 8 rebounds each.

Power (5-0) took the opening quarter 21-14 and the next 22-13. Ndejje were in striking distance going into the second quarter but Powers 10-2 run at the start of the period opened up a double digit lead and closed out the half at 43-29 and the lead went up to 20 in the third quarter. Angels (2-2) chipped away in the fourth quarter and came within nine points (74-65) with 1:38 and a pair of throws from Geoffrey Soro ( 12 points, 8 rebounds) with 16 seconds to the final horn cut Powers lead to 7 and was the closest they came as Norman closed the scoring on the night with two throws a second to the buzzer.

Brian Odur scored team high 17 points for Ndejje. Jonah Otim fouled out with 13 seconds to end the third quarter but had already contributed 14 points. Stephen Okias played his first game for the university side since joining the team from Warriors. He (Okias) looked out of sync and made no contribution on the score board from 5 field goal attempts.

Meanwhile, Eagles continue to search for a miracle as they suffered their fifth straight loss of the season, in the hands of Falcons. Five falcons logged double figures led by Abdulahi Ramadhan with 19 points (game high), Steven Omony had 17 points, Peter Nyoroto and Moses Okwera contributed 11 each and Philip Ameny chipped in with 10 points to go with 15 rebounds. Guard, Geoffrey Omondi (injury) and Forward, Peter Elungat (injury) missed the game. Miracle were led by Ian Mago with 8 points and Frank Karoro added 6 points.

Kami Kabange scored 13 points and 8 rebounds to pace City Oilers to a 65-44 win over Vegetarians. Jimmy Enabu added 12 points and Andrew Okello had 5 points and 14 rebounds for Oilers (4-1). Vegetarians (0-5) were led by Bernard Okumu with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Vinne Jurua added 11 points and Grace Adra had 10



Enabu gets Warriors past Titans - by Joel Nature

KIU Titans 46-58 Kyambogo Warriors
Point guard, Ivan Enabu scored season and game high 20 points and Brian Gumisiriza added 12 points to lead warriors to a 58-46 win over KIU Titans Friday night at the MTN Arena.

Warriors and Titans posted an ugly offensive first quarter as you will ever see combining for a mere 10 points. What seemed like a defensive battle, opened up in the second frame sparked by back-to-back rain makers from Warriors who took the quarter 22-19. We had to take the game at them and worked as a team at this Enabu who also swipped 8 steals told Kawowo Sports.

Titans made a nearly matching response but only for one quarter (second) and scoring just 21 points the rest of the game. The guys got tense in the third and fourth quarter KIUs coach Nimrod Kaboha said. Francis Kasekende led Titans (3-2) with 15 points and 9 rebounds in 36:46, the most by any KIU player on the night He was making a lot of defensive stops for us. He had to be on the floor Kaboha said on Kasekendes playing time.

Sam Gombya ( 6 points, 9 rebounds & 2 blocks) bested his opponent, Bol Akol ( 7 points, 7 rebounds) forcing him to turn into a jump-shooting big, a role that is far from his abilities. He (Akol) still lacks strength in the lower body and we are going to work on that Kaboha said.

Warriors (4-1) were out rebounded by Titans 41-33 but played with more slippery hands committing 35 turnovers compared to warriors 29. The reigning champions scored a co-season low 58 points, a score they were limited to by UCU in their only loss of this season. Nearly half of the team is new. You get a few struggles here and there but we will get better Enabu said on the fluidity of the team.

MUK Sparks 27-62 KIU Rangers
Meanwhile KIUs lady side, Rangers recorded a third successive victory. Rangers (3-2) beat MUK Sparks 62-27. Judith Nansobya led KIU with game high 10 points. Florence Nanyonga, Ruth Nakitto and Aurore Irakoza contributed 9 points each for Rangers. Sparks (1-3) were led by Winnie Anyango with 9 points and Norah Namutosi added 8 points that went along with 13 rebounds.



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Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Awards 2013 - by Eurobasket Center

Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 1st Team 2013
Malcolm Delaney
Delaney
Lynn Greer
Greer
Artur Drozdov
Drozdov
Leo Lyons
Lyons
Vladan Vukosavljevic
Vukosavljevic

Player of the Year: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
Guard of the Year: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
Forward of the Year: Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Budivelnyk
Center of the Year: Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Halychyna
Import Player of the Year: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
Bosman Player of the Year: Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Halychyna
Domestic Player of the Year: Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) of Budivelnyk
Defensive Player of the Year: Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Halychyna

1st Team
G: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
PG: Lynn Greer (186-PG-79) of Azovmash
SF: Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) of Budivelnyk
F: Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Budivelnyk
F/C: Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Halychyna

2nd Team
PG: Randy Culpepper (182-PG-89) of Ferro-ZNTU
PG: Darrel Mitchell (181-PG-84) of Halychyna
G: Jeremy Chappell (191-G-87) of Ferro-ZNTU
C/F: Darius Songaila (204-C/F-78) of BC Donetsk
C: Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) of Azovmash

Honorable Mention
Georgi Tsintsadze (192-PG-86) of Budivelnyk
Tadija Dragicevic (206-F/C-86) of Azovmash
Vojdan Stojanovski (194-G-87) of BC Donetsk
D'or Fischer (211-C-81) of BC Donetsk
Kyndall Dykes (190-SG-87) of Hoverla
Josh Mayo (182-G-87) of Mykolaiv
Derrick Low (188-PG-86) of Dnipro
Winsome Frazier (193-F/G-82) of Kryvbasbasket
Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Khimik
R.T. Guinn (208-PF-81) of Panathinaikos
Ramel Curry (192-G-80) of Panathinaikos
Michailis Anisimovas (214-C-84) of Budivelnyk
Charles Thomas (203-F-86) of Cherkasy

All-Domestic Players Team
PG: Artem Butskyy (186-PG-81) of Ferro-ZNTU
SF: Denis Ikovlev (201-SF-86) of Cherkasy
SF: Artur Drozdov (200-SF-80) of Budivelnyk
PF: Andriy Agafonov (208-PF-86) of BC Odessa
F/C: Maxym Korniyenko (204-F/C-87) of Dnipro

All-Imports Team
G: Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89) of Budivelnyk
PG: Lynn Greer (186-PG-79) of Azovmash
G: Jeremy Chappell (191-G-87) of Ferro-ZNTU
F: Leo Lyons (206-F-87) of Budivelnyk
F/C: Vladan Vukosavljevic (206-F/C-84) of Halychyna



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Owumi Back On Board With Wolves - by Paul Nilsen

Worcester Wolves have announced that influential small forward Alex Owumi is to return to the team next season.

Director of Basketball Paul James is delighted to see Owumi come back to Worcester for a second year, saying: Alex was a stalwart of our team last year. While we had some players who went up and down in their performances, Alex delivered consistently.

Im thrilled that hes coming back to the Wolves and especially as several other BBL teams had tried to sign him. This is great testament to the club and where we are going. Its very important that we are in a position to try and hold on to the most talented of players we are able to recruit.

To hang onto a player of Alexs calibre speaks volumes about the clubs intentions. I will now be looking to build the rest of the team around him.In his debut season for the Wolves, 28 year old Owumi was a leading light in several categories.

He played most minutes on the team, at around 35 minutes a game, and was the main scorer, averaging 19 points. He was the assist-leader, averaging four each game, and was the second-highest rebounder on the team with just under seven boards per outing. His standing amongst his peers was proved by several appearances in the British Basketball League Team of the Week.

Owumi is excited to be re-joining the Wolves, and is relishing the chance to build on his first year at the club, saying: Ive really enjoyed being at Worcester and have been pleased with my performances. Having said that, I was disappointed that we didnt deliver any trophies. I know that we can do better.

The Wolves organisation are putting their trust in me and I intend to repay everyone for that faith.


Alex Owumi (196-G-84, college: Alcorn St.)



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Standings - LPB

LPB Standings
Group A
 1. Marinos 3-1 
 2. Bucaneros 3-1 
 3. Trotamundos 0-4 
Group B
 1. Gigantes 3-1 
 2. Gaiteros 2-1 
 3. Cocodrilos 0-3 
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. 4: Bucaneros - Marinos 85-94
Jun. 4: Gaiteros - Cocodrilos 85-83
Jun. 3: Bucaneros - Marinos 81-68
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, Huracanes21.9 
 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
  Huracanes
  (193-G-80)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Pena, Huracanes6.1 
 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, Huracanes2.0 
 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 



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Egor Vyaltsev extends deal with Khimky - by Eurobasket News

Khimky re-signed contract with Egor Vyaltsev (192-PG-85). The new deal is meant for two seasons. The point guard will enter the third season with the team. Last season Egor Vyaltsev tallied 4.8 points and 1.1 assists per game in Euroleague. In PBL his stats read 4.0 points, 1.8 assists and 1.5 rebounds per appearance. Egor Vyaltsev also delivered 5.6 points, 2.0 assists and 1.7 rebounds per appearance in VTB League. Previously the guard had stints with Triumph, Ural Great, CSK VVS Samara and CSKA Moscow. He was the member of U16, U18, U20 and U21 Russian National Teams. Egor Vyaltsev joined the Russian National Team back in 2006. He participated at the Russian PBL All-Star Game in 2011.



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Women News


Belarus edge Serbia at the start of the Khalipski Cup - by Eurobasket News

Belarus - Serbia 67:63

Belarus edge Serbia at the start of the Khalipski Cup. The home side of the tournament posted a 67:63 win for the first victory.
Serbia looked more confident in the start of the game and won the first period 22-12. Belarus meanwhile needed only one quarter to catch up with the opponents and after 23-11 grabbed a 2-point lead at the halftime. Belarus added 14-12 rally in the third frame for the 49:45 after three quarters. Both teams posted 18 points each in the last stanza for the final result in the game.
Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Snytina added 10. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) notched 9, whilst Marina Kress (193-C-80) netted 8. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86, agency: Interperformances) poured in 14 points in the losing effort, while M.Dabovic and Ana Dabovic had 10 each. Bojana Vulic (191-F/C-84) brought 8, whilst Jelena Milovanovic (190-PF-89) delivered 6.

Belarus: Yelena Leuchanka 20, Snytina 10, Tatsiana Likhtarovich 9, Marina Kress 8
Serbia: Dajana Butulija 14, M.Dabovic 10, Ana Dabovic 10, Bojana Vulic 8, Jelena Milovanovic 6



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  CHILE   

D1 Standings

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



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  CHINA   


Czech Republic cruise past China in Karlovy Vary - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - China 71:52

Czech Republic opened the Karlovy Vary international tournament campaign with a comfortable win. The hosts coasted past China in the opener. Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) nailed 13 points and grabbed 6 boards to pace the winners.
China led by a single point after the opening frame 18:17. But Czech Republic took over in the second period. The hosts dominated in the quarter igniting a 22:10 run. Czech Republic established a 39:28 halftime advantage. Czech Republic continued to boost the lead in the third term. The home side held China to 10 points in the stanza and accumulated a 15-point buffer before the fourth period 55:40. Czech Republic limited China to 14 points in the final quarter and rallied to the win. Michaela Zrustova (186-F-87) and Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) delivered 10 points each for the winners. Shen Yi (174-PG-93) answered with 9 points for China. Liu JiaCen (193-C-89) and Zhao Shuang (188-F-90) had 7 points apiece in the loss.

Czech Republic: Katerina Elhotova 13, Michaela Zrustova 10, Veronika Bortelova 10
China: Shen Yi 9, Liu JiaCen 7, Zhao Shuang 7



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  CROATIA   


Montenegro steal win in Crikvenica - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Montenegro 73:75

Montenegro and Croatia clashed in the exhibition encounter in Crikvenica. Montenegro stole a narrow victory at the end. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) delivered 20 points to lead the visitors.
Croatia dominated in the opening frame. They quickly jumped to a 16:8 lead. The hosts secured a 24:16 advantage after ten minutes. Montenegro cut the deficit to 4 points midway throughout the second term but Croatia bounce back. They finished the first half up by 11 points 45:34. However Montenegro found their way back into this one. The visitors trimmed the deficit at just 6-point mark at the final break. Montenegro narrowed the distance in the final minutes. It all came down to the final seconds when Snezana Aleksic (173-G-89) hit a three-pointer and won the game for Montenegro. Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) and Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Jelena Ivezic (182-F/G-84) answered with 20 points for Croatia. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) had 15 points in the loss.

Croatia: Jelena Ivezic 20, Ana Lelas 15
Montenegro: Jelena Skerovic 20, Iva Perovanovic 14, Ana Turcinovic 14



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Czech Republic cruise past China in Karlovy Vary - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - China 71:52

Czech Republic opened the Karlovy Vary international tournament campaign with a comfortable win. The hosts coasted past China in the opener. Katerina Elhotova (180-SG-89) nailed 13 points and grabbed 6 boards to pace the winners.
China led by a single point after the opening frame 18:17. But Czech Republic took over in the second period. The hosts dominated in the quarter igniting a 22:10 run. Czech Republic established a 39:28 halftime advantage. Czech Republic continued to boost the lead in the third term. The home side held China to 10 points in the stanza and accumulated a 15-point buffer before the fourth period 55:40. Czech Republic limited China to 14 points in the final quarter and rallied to the win. Michaela Zrustova (186-F-87) and Veronika Bortelova (172-G-78) delivered 10 points each for the winners. Shen Yi (174-PG-93) answered with 9 points for China. Liu JiaCen (193-C-89) and Zhao Shuang (188-F-90) had 7 points apiece in the loss.

Czech Republic: Katerina Elhotova 13, Michaela Zrustova 10, Veronika Bortelova 10
China: Shen Yi 9, Liu JiaCen 7, Zhao Shuang 7



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  GERMANY   


Girolive Panthers announce new signings - by Juliane Hoehne

After the signing of Point Guard Angela Pace (178-G-87, college: Robert Morris) and Power Forward Jessica Hootmann (190-F/C-85), the GiroLive Panthers Osnabruck announced that also Center Katharina Schulte to Buhne (188-C-90, college: NW Nazarene) will play another season in the Panthers Jersey. The 23-year old Post player averaged 2.5ppg and 2.4rpg in 11min of playing. Another new player, who will strengthen the inside game, will be Britta Worms (185-F/C-88) from Herner TC. The 25-year-old post player averaged 8.3ppg, and 3.6rpg in 25min of playing for Herne last season.
From the youth team, which became Vice Champion in the WNBL two weeks ago, will come Marisa Koopmann (178-G) and Annemarie Potratz (163-PG) to the first team. Furthermore, will also Katrin Sokoll-Potratz (176-F-71), the mother of Annemarie, join the Panthers. Both, daughter and mother, competed last season for the TSV Quakenbrueck Dragons. Katrin Sokoll-Potratz averaged 6.7ppg, and 9.9rpg in 30min, and daughter Anne reached 2.8ppg, and 1.2rpg in 17min of playing.



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  HUNGARY   


Hungarian U18 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U18 National Team 2013
#s#
Dorottya Balla
Balla
Judit Barnai
Barnai
Fanni Bodnar
Bodnar
Vivien Borondy
Borondy
Fanni Csutoras
Csutoras
#e#5
Dorottya Balla 184-G/F-94 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Judit Barnai 190-F/C-94 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Fanni Bodnar 180-G/F-95 BSE-FCSM Hungary
Vivien Borondy 176-PG-95 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Fanni Csutoras 181-G/F-94 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Kitti Doncsecs 189-C-94 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Fruzsina Fejes 192-C/F-94 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Anna Gaszner 94
Agnes Gorjanacz 182-G/F-94 Bacsbasket Hungary
Bernadett Hatar 208-C-94 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Janka Hegedus 184-F-94 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Dorina Kalocsai 171-G-95 Bacsbasket Hungary
Julianna Karlocai 179-F-94 BSE-FCSM Hungary
Lakatos Dora 178-G/F-94 Nanette FTC Hungary
Diana Mihaczi 170-PG-94 BSE-FCSM Hungary
Dora Nagy 170-PG-95 UNI Gyor Hungary
Regina Pap 187-PF-94 Atomeromu Hungary
Fanni Szabo 181-SF-94 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Amadea Szamosi 190-C/F-94 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Szonja Vukov 184-SF-94 BSE-FCSM Hungary

Akos Peresztegi Nagy Head Coach DKSK Hungary
Andrea Karolyi Assistant
Csilla Fodor Assistant



Hungarian U16 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U16 National Team 2013
#s#
Anna Abahazy
Abahazy
Nina Aho
Aho
Piroska Beneda
Beneda
Agnes Dobos
Dobos
Debora Dubei
Dubei
#e#5
Anna Abahazy 187-C-96
Nina Aho 174-PG-97 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Piroska Beneda 175-PG-96 BSE-FCSM Hungary
Agnes Dobos 190-C-96 UNI Gyor Hungary
Debora Dubei 181-SF-97 DKSK Hungary
Fanni Farkas 175-SG-96 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Fanni Feigl 191-C-96 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Anna Gundel-Takacs 180-SF-96
Bernadett Horvath 168-PG-96
Palma Kaposi 183-PF-96 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Eniko Kuttor 183-F-97 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Monika Rick 178-SF-96
Viktoria Szalay 172-PG-96 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Timea Toth 184-PF-97 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Fruzsina Weber 181-SF-96 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Virag Weninger 174-SG-97 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary

Andrea Kovacs Head Coach Szeged Hungary
Viktor Toth Assistant



Hungarian U20 National Team 2013 - by Simas

Hungarian U20 National Team 2013
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Lilla Adamecz
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Bettina Baksa
Baksa
Noemi Czirjak
Czirjak
Viktoria Fuisz
Fuisz
Szidonia Katona
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Lilla Adamecz 181-F-92 PINKK-Pecsi 424 Hungary
Bettina Baksa 175-G-92 Cegledi EKK Hungary
Noemi Czirjak 179-PG-93 PEAC-Pecs Hungary
Viktoria Fuisz 175-G/F-93 Kanizsa Hungary
Szidonia Katona 182-F-93 PINKK-Pecsi 424 Hungary
Borbala Kovacs 93 Nanette FTC Hungary
Zsofia Licskai 192-C/F-93 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Anna Mansare 188-F/C-92 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Judit Manyoky 172-G-92 MBK Eurl.Vasas Hungary
Flora Szabo 188-PF-92 Leeds Carnegie United Kingdom
Vivien Szabo 186-F/C-92 BSE-FCSM Hungary
Petra Vagvolgyi 192-PF-93 UNIQA Eurol. Hungary
Krisztina Velkey 175-G-92 ORU USA
Dorina Zele 185-F-92 Atomeromu Hungary

Norbert Szekely Head Coach UNIQA Eurol. Hungary



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  ISRAEL   


Elitzur Ramla brings in Naama Shafir - by Eurobasket News

Elitzur Ramla brings in Naama Shafir (170-G-90) for 2013/2014 season. The player will come from the University of Toledo in MAC.
Shafir just graduated from Toledo (NCAA). She helped them to win the MAC Regular Season West Division title. A very spectacular season in her career as she was voted to All-MAC 1st Team and WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention. The last season Shafir also at The University of Toledo in Mid-American Conference in the NCAA. In four games she recorded 9.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 3.5apg and 2.0spg.
As mentioned above she is just out of the college and it is her first season as a pro.
Shafir was also a member of Israeli international program for some years. She played for Israeli Senior National Team between 2010 and 2011 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. Shafir also represented Israel at the European Championships in Poland two years ago. Her stats at that event were 3 games: 2.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.0apg.



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  ITALY   


Ukraine outscore Italy in Mogilev - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine -Italy 69:60

Ukraine outscore Italy in Mogilev at the start of the International tournament with 4 participating teams. Ukraine erupted in the first quarter to edge Italy 69:60 at the end.
Ukraine started the game with massive 28-13 surge and never looked behind after. They added 16-15 in the second frame and led 16 points at the halftime. Italy started to play better in the second half and managed to reduce to 7 points at the end of the third period. Ukraine however added 13-12 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) and Inna Kochubei (174-G-82) top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Olexandra Kurasova (186-F-86) and Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-C-89) posted 8 apiece, while Olga Dubrovina (170-G-87, agency: LBM Management) added 7. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) finished the game with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group) brought 8. Chiara Consolini (186-F-88) and Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 7 points, whilst Sabrina Cinili (190-F-89) had 6.

Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 15, Inna Kochubei 15, Olexandra Kurasova 8, Aleksandra Khomenchuk 8, Olga Dubrovina 7
Italy: Francesca Dotto 14, Ilaria Zanoni 8, Chiara Consolini 7, Kathrin Ress 7, Sabrina Cinili 6



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  LATVIA   


Russia open Karlovy Vary tournament with victory over Latvia - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Latvia 70:63

Russian National Team victoriously opened the international tournament in Karlovy Vary. They prevailed against Latvia in a close clash. Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) nailed 19 points to lead the winners.
Latvia entered the game aggressively. They held Russia to just 10 points in the opening frame to take a 7-point lead. However Russian gradually took over the initiative. They went on a 21:16 run in the second period to narrow the gap at 2-point mark at halftime 33:31. Russia got closer in the third period. Russia entered the fourth frame trailing by a single point 47:48. Alfredas Vainauskas team went on a 23:15 rally in the fourth frame to steal a tough win at the end. Nadezhda Grishaeva (195-C-89) netted 17 points for the winners. Anda Eibele (170-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 12 points for Latvia. Aija Brumermane (191-C-86) and Liene Jansone (192-F/C-81, college: Siena) had 9 points each in the loss.

Russia: Anna Petrakova 19, Nadezhda Grishaeva 17
Latvia: Anda Eibele 12, Aija Brumermane 9, Liene Jansone 9



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  MONTENEGRO   


Montenegro steal win in Crikvenica - by Eurobasket News

Croatia - Montenegro 73:75

Montenegro and Croatia clashed in the exhibition encounter in Crikvenica. Montenegro stole a narrow victory at the end. Jelena Skerovic (176-G-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas) delivered 20 points to lead the visitors.
Croatia dominated in the opening frame. They quickly jumped to a 16:8 lead. The hosts secured a 24:16 advantage after ten minutes. Montenegro cut the deficit to 4 points midway throughout the second term but Croatia bounce back. They finished the first half up by 11 points 45:34. However Montenegro found their way back into this one. The visitors trimmed the deficit at just 6-point mark at the final break. Montenegro narrowed the distance in the final minutes. It all came down to the final seconds when Snezana Aleksic (173-G-89) hit a three-pointer and won the game for Montenegro. Iva Perovanovic (188-C/F-83) and Ana Turcinovic (190-C-93) delivered 14 points each for the winners. Jelena Ivezic (182-F/G-84) answered with 20 points for Croatia. Ana Lelas (183-G/F-83) had 15 points in the loss.

Croatia: Jelena Ivezic 20, Ana Lelas 15
Montenegro: Jelena Skerovic 20, Iva Perovanovic 14, Ana Turcinovic 14



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  POLAND   


Basket ROW Rybnik signs Agnieszka Makowska - by Grzegorz Ozog

Basket ROW Rybnik signs Agnieszka Makowska (182-F-82) for the next season of Polish Basket Leagu Women (BLK).

Last year she spent KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzow Wlkp. averaged 9.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 1.4apg and 1.5spg.

Earlier Basket ROW Rybnik signed forward Anna Kuncewicz (186-F-88, agency: Promotex), Martyna Stelmach (188-F/C-92) point guard Justyna Zielonka (170-G-89) and guard Joanna Labuz (174-G-93).

Season 2013/14 Polish Basket League Women (BLK) will start September 28, 2013.



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  PUERTO RICO   


Aguas Buenas moved to Gurabo - by Luis Modestti


Tigresas de Aguas Buenas moved to Gurabo for the upcoming BSNF season. The new team in Gurabo is going to be called the Lady Hawks.

The team was presented today to the media and are expected to compete for the title. They have signed Kim Willoughby and Frances Flores for the season.

Gurabo expects to sign Dominic Seals (188-F-87, college: Texas Tech) and Natasha Harris. Seals averaged 17 points and 10,6 rebounds per game while Harris had 13,33 points and 6,67 assists.

Former national team guard Lindsay Gonzalez also showed interest to play in Gurabo.

Aguas Buenas finished with a 6-14 record last season.



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  RUSSIA   


Russia open Karlovy Vary tournament with victory over Latvia - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Latvia 70:63

Russian National Team victoriously opened the international tournament in Karlovy Vary. They prevailed against Latvia in a close clash. Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) nailed 19 points to lead the winners.
Latvia entered the game aggressively. They held Russia to just 10 points in the opening frame to take a 7-point lead. However Russian gradually took over the initiative. They went on a 21:16 run in the second period to narrow the gap at 2-point mark at halftime 33:31. Russia got closer in the third period. Russia entered the fourth frame trailing by a single point 47:48. Alfredas Vainauskas team went on a 23:15 rally in the fourth frame to steal a tough win at the end. Nadezhda Grishaeva (195-C-89) netted 17 points for the winners. Anda Eibele (170-G-84, agency: Josep and Nicolas) answered with 12 points for Latvia. Aija Brumermane (191-C-86) and Liene Jansone (192-F/C-81, college: Siena) had 9 points each in the loss.

Russia: Anna Petrakova 19, Nadezhda Grishaeva 17
Latvia: Anda Eibele 12, Aija Brumermane 9, Liene Jansone 9



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  SERBIA   


Belarus edge Serbia at the start of the Khalipski Cup - by Eurobasket News

Belarus - Serbia 67:63

Belarus edge Serbia at the start of the Khalipski Cup. The home side of the tournament posted a 67:63 win for the first victory.
Serbia looked more confident in the start of the game and won the first period 22-12. Belarus meanwhile needed only one quarter to catch up with the opponents and after 23-11 grabbed a 2-point lead at the halftime. Belarus added 14-12 rally in the third frame for the 49:45 after three quarters. Both teams posted 18 points each in the last stanza for the final result in the game.
Yelena Leuchanka (196-C-83, college: W.Virginia) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Snytina added 10. Tatsiana Likhtarovich (180-G/F-88, agency: LBM Management) notched 9, whilst Marina Kress (193-C-80) netted 8. Dajana Butulija (176-SG-86, agency: Interperformances) poured in 14 points in the losing effort, while M.Dabovic and Ana Dabovic had 10 each. Bojana Vulic (191-F/C-84) brought 8, whilst Jelena Milovanovic (190-PF-89) delivered 6.

Belarus: Yelena Leuchanka 20, Snytina 10, Tatsiana Likhtarovich 9, Marina Kress 8
Serbia: Dajana Butulija 14, M.Dabovic 10, Ana Dabovic 10, Bojana Vulic 8, Jelena Milovanovic 6



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  UKRAINE   


Ukraine outscore Italy in Mogilev - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine -Italy 69:60

Ukraine outscore Italy in Mogilev at the start of the International tournament with 4 participating teams. Ukraine erupted in the first quarter to edge Italy 69:60 at the end.
Ukraine started the game with massive 28-13 surge and never looked behind after. They added 16-15 in the second frame and led 16 points at the halftime. Italy started to play better in the second half and managed to reduce to 7 points at the end of the third period. Ukraine however added 13-12 in the last stanza to seal the victory.
Alina Iagupova (186-G/F-92, agency: LBM Management) and Inna Kochubei (174-G-82) top-scored for the winners with 15 points each. Olexandra Kurasova (186-F-86) and Aleksandra Khomenchuk (202-C-89) posted 8 apiece, while Olga Dubrovina (170-G-87, agency: LBM Management) added 7. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) finished the game with 14 points in the losing effort, whilst Ilaria Zanoni (180-G-86, agency: Players Group) brought 8. Chiara Consolini (186-F-88) and Kathrin Ress (196-C-85, college: Boston Coll.) delivered 7 points, whilst Sabrina Cinili (190-F-89) had 6.

Ukraine: Alina Iagupova 15, Inna Kochubei 15, Olexandra Kurasova 8, Aleksandra Khomenchuk 8, Olga Dubrovina 7
Italy: Francesca Dotto 14, Ilaria Zanoni 8, Chiara Consolini 7, Kathrin Ress 7, Sabrina Cinili 6



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  WNBA   

Standings

WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 3-0 
 2. Chicago S. 3-0 
 3. New York L. 2-1 
 4. Washington M. 1-1 
 5. Connecticut S. 1-2 
 6. Indiana F. 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 5

Jun. 5: New York L. - Indiana F. 75-68 OT
Jun. 6: Minnesota L. - Phoenix M.