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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   



Another signing for Igokea - by Igor Obradovic

Igokea from Aleksandrovac, champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina today signed another player.

New player of Igokea who will play in Eurocup this season is guard Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket), last year player of MZT Skopje Aerodrom.
Montenegrin player last season avarged scored 7.8 points per game, in 22.5 minutes, have 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 asists, with avarage index of 7.1.
Boris Bakic was born in Podgorica in 1986. He played for several clubs from Serbia, Partizan, Crvena zvezda and Radnicki Kragujevac.



Draw for Adriatic league - by Igor Obradovic

Today in Zagreb, in Cibona VIP lounge was held draw for new season in Adriatic league 2013/14.

First round :


Partizan mt:s - Igokea
Siroki WWin - Crvena zvezda Telekom
Mega Vizura - Cedevita
Cibona - Radnicki Kragujevac
Krka Novo Mesto - Buducnost VOLI
Zadar - Szolnoki Olaj
MZT Skopje Aerodrom - Union Olimpija

Last year champion is Partizan mt:s who defetead Crvena zvezda Telekom in final game 71:63.
Interesting fact is that Adriatic league will have 11 teams in European competition. Two in Euroleague : Crvena zvezda Telekom and Partizan mt:s, Seven in Eurocup : Cedevita, Cibona, Igokea, MZT Skopje Aerodrom, Radnicki Kragujevac and Union Olimpija and two in Eurochallenge : Szolnoki Olaj and Krka Novo Mesto.



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  ARGENTINA   


Stankovic Cup: Argentina rally past China to win title - by Eurobasket News

China - Argentina 44:61

Argentina won the second stage of the Stankovic Cup in Guangzhou. They beat China in the final tonight. Pablo Espinoza (200-F-87) nailed 14 points to lead the Latin American team.
Argentina dominated on court in the first half. The visitors posted a 17:9 lead after ten minutes of action. Argentina kept China at distance throughout the second frame. They established a 34:23 halftime advantage. Argentina stretched the lead in the third term. They accounted for a comfortable 49:33 lead at the final intermission. The visitors held China to just 11 points in the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) produced 11 points, while Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) chipped in 9 points for the winning side. Yi Jianlian (212-PF-87) responded with 22 points for China. Zhang Bo (199-G/F-89) had 6 points in the losing effort.

China: Yi Jianlian 22, Zhang Bo 6
Argentina: Pablo Espinoza 14, Selem Safar 11, Juan Gutierrez 9



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  BELGIUM   


M.Hainaut inks Alex Tuluka-Mfumupembe - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Ethias League) agreed terms with 24-year old Belgian swingman Alex Tuluka-Mfumupembe (193-89). He just graduated from Missouri Western (NCAA2). Tuluka-Mfumupembe also played at Highland CC-Illinois in Reg-IV in the JUCO that season.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season as a pro.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  CHINA   


NBL Round 1 of Quarter-Finals - by Eurobasket News

Hong Kong - Jiangsu TX 82-112

The game was mostly controlled by Jiangsu TX. Hong Kong managed to win second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Hong Kong helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Nigerian power forward Chinemelu Elonu (206-87, college: Texas A&M) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners and power forward XinLei Shi (205-89) chipped in 16 points. Five Jiangsu TX players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Craig Smith (201-83, college: Boston Coll.) responded with 25 points and 8 rebounds and forward JiuLong Liu (197-83) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. 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:
Hong Kong: S.Craig 25+8reb+2ast, L.JiuLong 17+5reb, F.Zhou 12+1reb+2ast, L.YiDing 9+3reb+2ast, Y.Chao 6+4reb+1ast, W.MingLiang 5+6reb+1ast
Jiangsu TX: E.Chinemelu 17+13reb, S.XinLei 16+3reb, Y.ZhiYong 15+1reb+2ast, W.Chen 14+3reb, S.JianYe 13+4reb+1ast, C.Shih-Nian 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 243165


Guangzhou L. - Sichuan BW 72-89

It looked good early as Guangzhou L. took an 1-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Sichuan BW had a 25-10 second period charge getting the lead and Guangzhou L. was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-89. Sichuan BW players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. American power forward Hassan Whiteside (213-89, college: Marshall) nailed a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds for the winning side and Taiwanese point guard Yong-Ren Wu (176-82) accounted for 7 points, 8 rebounds, 13 assists and 4 steals. Four Sichuan BW players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian power forward Gani Lawal (205-88, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and forward DaWei Chen (203-85) added 9 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Guangzhou L. in the defeat.
Top scorers:
Guangzhou L.: L.Gani 30+9reb, B.ZhiChao 18+6reb+2ast, C.DaWei 9+12reb+5ast, J.Lei 7+1ast, T.Chao 6+8reb+6ast, G.Liye 2+4reb+1ast
Sichuan BW: W.Hassan 34+16reb+1ast, H.XiaoBin 19+4reb+3ast, Z.ZhenHu 15, C.XiaoDong 10+5reb+3ast, W.Yong-Ren 7+8reb+13ast, L.Chenyao 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 243166


Heilongjiang - Changsha Bank 74-88

The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 88-74. Changsha Bank dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Heilongjiang's 34. Changsha Bank forced 22 Heilongjiang turnovers and outrebounded them 36-24 including 24 on the defensive glass. American power forward Hilton Armstrong (210-84, college: Connecticut) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward XiaTi Re (202-89) chipped in 19 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. American forward Kevinn Pinkney (207-83, college: Nevada) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and forward JunXiong Zhang (204-85) added 21 points respectively for lost side. Four Changsha Bank and five Heilongjiang players scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
Heilongjiang: Z.JunXiong 21+1reb+1ast, P.Kevinn 16+11reb, Y.XueLin 13+4ast, L.JinYang 11+8reb, J.Ming 10+2reb+4ast, W.Nan 2+1ast
Changsha Bank: R.XiaTi 19+8reb+4ast, A.Hilton 18+11reb+4ast, L.Peng 11+3reb+1ast, S.Jian 11+1reb+1ast, J.JunQi 10+3reb, B.Jiguang 10+2reb
gschID: 243164


Nanjin Army - Chongqing FD 79-102

The game was mostly controlled by Chongqing FD. Nanjin Army was better in fourth quarter 24-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Chongqing FD dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Nanjin Army's 44. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. point guard XueSong Li (190-91) contributed with 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Chongqing FD players scored in double figures. Chongqing FD's coach Dragan Raca felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Forward ChengLin Fan (202-91) answered with 24 points and 5 rebounds and center ShouWei Wang (208-86) added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Nanjin Army.
Top scorers:
Nanjin Army: F.ChengLin 24+5reb, D.QinShuo 20+3reb, W.ShouWei 13+13reb, S.Shengyue 7+6reb+1ast, L.Jun 6+4reb+2ast, L.Dong 4+2reb
Chongqing FD: H.Josh 20+12reb+3ast, Y.Peng 20+2reb+2ast, Y.KaiFu 18+6reb+1ast, L.XueSong 16+7reb+3ast, Y.Liang 15+4reb+2ast, D.JunJiang 4+1reb
gschID: 243163



Guangzhou Liu Sui adds Gani Lawal - by Eurobasket News

Guangzhou Liu Sui adds Lawal Gani (205-C/F-88, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Georgia Tech). He currently plays Acea Virtus Roma in Italy. In 47 games he had 13.7ppg, 8.4rpg (leader !!!) and 1.5bpg this season. He helped them to make it to the final. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. The last season Lawal played at Chorale de Roanne (ProA) in French league. In four games he recorded 6.3ppg and 3.5rpg. He also spent pre-season at Stelmet Zielona Gora (TBL) in Polish league that year. In 13 games he recorded 14.7ppg, 10.2rpg and 1.1bpg. Lawal was tried-out by Xinjiang Flying Tige (CBA) that season. In 17 games he recorded very remarkable stats: 18.4ppg, 12.3rpg and 1.3bpg. He was tried-out by the Suns in NBA that season.
The previous (10-11) season Lawal played at Iowa Energy in D-League. In four games he recorded 10.8ppg and 5.5rpg.
Three years ago he was drafted by Phoenix Suns (NBA) in second round (46th overall). Lawal attended Georgia Tech until 2010 and it may be his third season in pro basketball.



Stankovic Cup: Argentina rally past China to win title - by Eurobasket News

China - Argentina 44:61

Argentina won the second stage of the Stankovic Cup in Guangzhou. They beat China in the final tonight. Pablo Espinoza (200-F-87) nailed 14 points to lead the Latin American team.
Argentina dominated on court in the first half. The visitors posted a 17:9 lead after ten minutes of action. Argentina kept China at distance throughout the second frame. They established a 34:23 halftime advantage. Argentina stretched the lead in the third term. They accounted for a comfortable 49:33 lead at the final intermission. The visitors held China to just 11 points in the fourth frame and sealed the victory at the end. Selem Safar (190-SG-87) produced 11 points, while Juan Gutierrez (205-F/C-83) chipped in 9 points for the winning side. Yi Jianlian (212-PF-87) responded with 22 points for China. Zhang Bo (199-G/F-89) had 6 points in the losing effort.

China: Yi Jianlian 22, Zhang Bo 6
Argentina: Pablo Espinoza 14, Selem Safar 11, Juan Gutierrez 9



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  CROATIA   


U20 European Championship: Ahmet Tuncer brings Turkey the win over Croatia - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20-Croatia U20 74:73

Ahmet Tuncer brings Turkey the win over Croatia in one of the best games of the U20 European Championship Day 1. He drilled a jump-shot with five seconds on the clock to give his team a 74:73 win over Croatia.
Turkey had an east start and enjoyed a 23:14 lead at the end of the first period. Croatia however replied immediately with a 20-13 surge and trailed 34:36 at the halftime. Turkey played again in the start of the third period and reached 54:45 after Dokuyans shot. Croatia meanwhile created a 9-0 run to tie the game at 54:54 at the end of the third period. Both teams exchanged the lead several times in the last stanza, but Ahmet Tuncer brought Turkey the win over Croatia.
Berkay Candan (204-F-93) led the way with 17 points and Erbil Eroglu (195-PG-93) netted 14. Ahmet Tuncer (193-G-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) delivered 11, whilst Ramazan Tekin (212-C-93) posted 7. Matej Buovac (201-F-93) answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93, agency: Interperformances) as well as Samac delivered 13 points each. Henrik Sirko (198-F-93) followed them with 11 points.

Turkey U20: Berkay Candan 17, Erbil Eroglu 14, Ahmet Tuncer 11, Ramazan Tekin 7
Croatia U20: Matej Buovac 20, Marko Ramljak 13, Samac 13+10 rebs, Henrik Sirko 11



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  CYPRUS   


Apoel lands Jamar Diggs - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

Apoel announces signing of American Jamar Diggs (187-G-88, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Wofford).

Diggs, is 1.87 cm tall and plays the guard position. He is distinguished for his explosiveness, quickness and his ability to dominate a game offensively. He is great in the open court and has a very good pull up jump shot.

He is known to us from playing in Omonoia in 2012-2013. He was among the distinguished players in the league last year finishing with an average of 16 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.

In February13 he moved to BK Barons Kvartals Riga (Latvia-LBL) where he averaged 14 points in 20 games.

This is considered a power move on Apoel's side showing its intentions to be among next year's contenders.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Czech Republic U20 National Team 2013 - by Greg

Starting five
#s#
Jan Bejcek
Bejcek
Samuel Faifr
Faifr
Jan Krivanek
Krivanek
Martin Kriz
Kriz
Pavel Grunt
Grunt
#e#5
4Josef Prihonsky 191-PG-93 BK Pardubice Czech Republic
5Ondrej Siska 190-PG-93 JBC Brno Czech Republic
6Jan Bejcek 192-SG-93 BK Decin Czech Republic
7Tomas Kyzlink 195-SG-93 Asefa Estud. II Spain
8Miroslav Kvapil 202-C-93 B&W Opava Czech Republic
9Samuel Faifr 200-PF-93 BK Pardubice Czech Republic
10Jan Krivanek 200-PF-94 USK Praha Czech Republic
11Martin Kriz 204-PF-93 BC Kolin Czech Republic
12Dalibor Fait 205-C-93 USK Praha Czech Republic
13Marian Hrabovsky 195-SG-94 JBC Brno Czech Republic
14Pavel Grunt 208-C-94 U19 Czech Republic
15Karel Ausprunk 203-C-94 Loko Plzen Czech Republic


Miroslav Marko Head Coach Sokol V. Czech Republic

Jaromir Gersl Assistant Sparta Praha Czech Republic



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  EGYPT   


William Jones Cup: Iran remain perfect with win over Egypt - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Egypt 90:54

Iran claimed the third straight win at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Egypt to remain perfect. Hamed Afagh (193-SG-83) and Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) posted 12 points each for the winners.
Iran led from the start. They built a 19:8 lead after the opening quarter. The Asian team exploded with a 25:9 run in the second period to post a 44:17 halftime lead. Iran easily maintained the lead throughout the second half. They established a 63:32 advantage at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) finished with 11 points for the winners. Ahmed Tawfik responded with 16 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Afagh 12, Rouzbeh Arghavan 12, Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 11
Egypt: Ahmed Tawfik 16, Haytham Kamal 9



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  ESTONIA   


2013 University Games: Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine Estonia 52:71

Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan at the third day of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side grabbed a 2-1 record after a 71:52 win. Ukraine meanwhile lost their third consecutive game.
Estonia scored the first five points in the game and Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) brought 13:5. They led 18:14 after the first period and added 23-14 rally in the second frame. Ukraine managed to win the third period 15-14 but could not come closer to the Estonian side. The latter finished the game with a 16-9 surge for the final result.
Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) led the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Madis Saarmets nailed 14. KEEDUS Erik had 12 and Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) added 8. POLYULYAK Mykola top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 12 points and ROCHNIAK Anton collected 9 points and 14 rebounds. MOTORCHUK Viacheslav and Dmytro Marchenko (202-F-92) finished the game with 7 points each.

Ukraine: POLYULYAK Mykola 12, ROCHNIAK Anton 9+14 rebs, MOTORCHUK Viacheslav 7, Dmytro Marchenko 7
Estonia: Toomas Raadik 24+10 rebs, Madis Saarmets 14, KEEDUS Erik 12, Priidik Ulp 8



U20 European Championship: Slovenia silence hosts in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Estonia U20 - Slovenia U20 69:79

Slovenia opened win count at the U20 European Championship. They upset the fans in Tallinn by beating their favourites at the start of the tournament. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) notched 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead Slovenia.
Estonia ensured a brave start to the game. They poured in 25 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. But Slovenia responded with a 27-point outburst in the second frame to snatch a 47:45 halftime lead. The visitors maintained the advantage throughout the third period. Slovenia accounted for a 64:60 lead before the fourth quarter. Estonia however scored just 9 points in the final frame and gave up the victory. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) had 17 points, while Matej Rojc (198-G-93) added 12 points for the winning side. Martin Paasoja (193-G-93) and Rait-Riivo Laane (182-PG-93) responded with 12 points apiece for Estonia.

Estonia U20: Martin Paasoja 12, Rait-Riivo Laane 12
Slovenia U20: Miha Lapornik 21, Gregor Hrovat 17, Matej Rojc 12



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  EUROCUP   


Another signing for Igokea - by Igor Obradovic

Igokea from Aleksandrovac, champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina today signed another player.

New player of Igokea who will play in Eurocup this season is guard Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket), last year player of MZT Skopje Aerodrom.
Montenegrin player last season avarged scored 7.8 points per game, in 22.5 minutes, have 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 asists, with avarage index of 7.1.
Boris Bakic was born in Podgorica in 1986. He played for several clubs from Serbia, Partizan, Crvena zvezda and Radnicki Kragujevac.



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  EUROLEAGUE   


Panathinaikos capture Mavrokefalidis - by Ugur Turker

Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) returned his home country and signed two years lucrative contract with Panathinaikos which is main rival of Olympiakos where Greek player played for before. After his departure from Barcelona, many teams among Fenerbahce Ulker, Olympiakos and Russian teams were interested in him and Olympiakos had an offer on the table to sign with Mavrokefalidis. When two parts could not agree in salary, Panathinaikos approached Mavrokefalidis and finalised the deal. Greek player had finished last season in Barcelona after succesfull spell in Spartak


Colpo Grosso for the Greens!! Mavrokefalidis in Panathinaikos!! - by Chris Mammides

Another personal victory for the new president of Panathinaikos Dimitris Giannakopoullos who seems that already "learn" the rules of the basketball market and added another personal victory in his short basketball resume since the Greek international Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-C-84) (according to most of the Greek media) will be wearing the Green six star uniform for the next 3 three years and will be announced by the team within the next hours, officially.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis left Olympiakos a couple of years and his career went up first in the Russian league and at the end of the season with the ledgentary jersey of Barcelona wear he played in the play-offs. Mavrokefalidis was most wanted for Olympiakos and the reds were ready to sign the international power forward who prefer to sign and wear the green jersey of Panathinaikos



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U20   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Germany1-0
2. Lithuania1-0
3. Greece0-0
4. Serbia0-1
5. Georgia0-1
Group B
1. Montenegro.1-0
2. Turkey1-0
3. Sweden0-0
4. Ukraine0-1
5. Croatia0-1
Group C
1. Latvia1-0
2. Spain1-0
3. Bulgaria0-0
4. Israel0-1
5. Russia0-1
Group D
1. Italy1-0
2. Slovenia1-0
3. Czech Rep.0-0
4. Estonia0-1
5. France0-1

Preliminary Round: Round 1

A

Jul. 9: GER - GEO 89-75
Jul. 9: SRB - LTU 64-68

B

Jul. 9: TUR - CRO 74-73
Jul. 9: UKR - MNT 58-83

C

Jul. 9: LAT - ISR 87-59
Jul. 9: ESP - RUS 76-54

D

Jul. 9: SLO - EST 79-69
Jul. 9: ITA - FRA 76-70

Preliminary Round: Round 2

A

Jul. 10: LTU - GER
Jul. 10: GRE - SRB

B

Jul. 10: SWE - TUR
Jul. 10: CRO - UKR

C

Jul. 10: RUS - LAT
Jul. 10: BUL - ESP

D

Jul. 10: CZE - ITA
Jul. 10: FRA - SLO


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko MUGOSA
  (195-F-93)
  Avg: 30
 1. Mugosa, Buducnost30.0 
 2. Jakovics, Liepaja26.0 
 3. Radosavljevi., B.M.25.0 
 4. Kariniauskas, Zalg.23.0 
 5. Diez, Lagun A.23.0 
 6. Pavic, Mornar Bar22.0 
 7. Lapornik, Zlatorog21.0 
 8. Mitrovic, Crvena Z.20.0 
 9. Buovac, N.Mexico.20.0 
 10. Mikeladze, Olimpi19.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vladislav TRUSHKIN
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 12
 1. Trushkin, Spart.12.0 
 2. Solomon, Maccabi11.0 
 3. Samac, Denver10.0 
 4. Mitrovic, Crvena Z.10.0 
 5. Nurger, Rapla9.0 
 6. Saiz, Asefa E.9.0 
 7. Silins, Grissin9.0 
 8. Pavic, Mornar Bar8.0 
 9. Dawson, Maccabi8.0 
 10. Riauka, Wisc.-Pa.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Guillem VIVES
  (190-F/G-93)
  Avg: 7
 1. Vives, FIATC J.7.0 
 2. Imbro, Oknoplas.6.0 
 3. Zuikov, BC Kyiv5.0 
 4. Dallo, Antibes5.0 
 5. Invernizzi, Stras.5.0 
 6. Vrbica, Lovcen5.0 
 7. Maayan, Seton Hall5.0 
 8. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.0 
 9. Panduric, Darda4.0 
 10. Radosavljevi., B..4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gregor HROVAT
  (196-G-94)
  Avg: 5
 1. Hrovat, Helios5.0 
 2. Schleicher, Tarvas4.0 
 3. Lapornik, Zlatorog4.0 
 4. Jakovics, Liepaja4.0 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar3.0 
 6. Menco, Hapoel J-M3.0 
 7. Della Valle, Ohio3.0 
 8. Dawson, Maccabi3.0 
 9. Lagana, Angelico3.0 
 10. Erulku, Pertevniy.3.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Rauno NURGER
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 4
 1. Nurger, Rapla4.0 
 2. Marinkovic, OKK B.2.0 
 3. Richter, Baunach2.0 
 4. Dawson, Maccabi2.0 
 5. Grazulis, Ventspils2.0 
 6. Mitrovic, Crvena Z.1.0 
 7. Mutlu, Darussafaka1.0 
 8. Olaizola, Lagun A.1.0 
 9. Berzins, Valmiera1.0 
 10. Popov, Spartak S.1.0 


Day 1 in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Serbia - Lithuania 64-68
Lithuania edges Serbia in a thriller of the U20 European Championship in Group A. The Baltic side needed a very productive third period for 68:64 win. Serbia opened the game with 4-0 run and had 15:13 at the end of the first period. The team dominated the second quarter and reached 35:27 at the halftime. Lithuania however looked superb in the third quarter and managed to take control of the game. Mindaugas Kacinas (201-F-93) gave his side 42:41 midway through the second frame and Chatkevicius Laimonas brought 51:43. No matter how hard Serbia tried to win the game, Lithuania managed to escape with the narrow victory. Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Chatkevicius Laimonas notched 13. Olisevicius Osvaldas added 10, whilst Mindaugas Kacinas netted 6. Mitrovic Luka answered with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Avramovic Sasa and Marinkovic Ivan had 10 each. Krstic Nemanja poured in 9 points in a loss.

Germany - Georgia 89-75
Germany beat Georgia in Group A opener of the U20 European Championship. The German side started with 89:75 win for the first victory. Tolksdorf Leon and Rogava Revaz scored the first baskets for the teams as Germany grabbed 23:15 at the end of the first period. They also won the second frame 24:14 and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Germany posted a 23-22 rally in the third quarter, but Georgia replied with 24-19 in the last stanza. Tsirekidze and Valeri Kvantaliani (204-C/F-94) scored the last points for Georgia to reduce to final 14 points. Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) paced all the winners with 25 points and Brase Hans netted 16. Ogbe Kenneth delivered 15 points, while Tolksdorf Leon had 14. Irakli Mikeladze (182-PG-94) finished the game with 19 points in defeat, whilst Valeri Kvantaliani notched 15. Rogava Revaz and Jintcharadze Kakhaber added 10 points in a loss.

Group B
Ukraine - Montenegro 58-83
Marko Mugosa (195-F-93) and Pavic Vukota combined for 52 points against Ukraine at the U20 European Championship. They helped Montenegro to win the game 83:58 in Day 1. Ukraine led also three times in the opening tip of the game. Trailing 4:6, Montenegro however erupted with a 9-0 run and grabbed 13:4 lead after Pavic Vukota's shot. Later Marko Mugosa closed the frame at 18:10 as his team continued their dominance in the rest of the game. Montenegro added 22-21 in the second period and led 9 points at the halftime. Moreover Montenegro won the third quarter 21-12 and finished the game with 22-15 rally. Marko Mugosa paced all the winners with 30 points and Pavic Vukota nailed 22. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) delivered 8, while Mikovic Milija notched 7. Klym Artamonov (183-PG-93), Zagreba Sergiy and Furs Oleksandr brought 10 points each in the losing effort.

Turkey - Croatia 74-73
Ahmet Tuncer (193-G-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) brings Turkey the win over Croatia in one of the best games of the U20 European Championship Day 1. He drilled a jump-shot with five seconds on the clock to give his team a 74:73 win over Croatia. Turkey had an east start and enjoyed a 23:14 lead at the end of the first period. Croatia however replied immediately with a 20-13 surge and trailed 34:36 at the halftime. Turkey played again in the start of the third period and reached 54:45 after Dokuyan's shot. Croatia meanwhile created a 9-0 run to tie the game at 54:54 at the end of the third period. Both teams exchanged the lead several times in the last stanza, but Ahmet Tuncer brought Turkey the win over Croatia. Berkay Candan (204-F-93) led the way with 17 points and Erbil Eroglu (195-PG-93) netted 14. Tuncer Ahmet delivered 11, whilst Tekin Ramazan posted 7. Buovac Matej answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93, agency: Interperformances) as well as Samac delivered 13 points each. Sirko Henrik followed them with 11 points.

Group C
Latvia - Israel 87-59
Latvia victoriously opened their U20 European Championship campaign. They fired past Israel in Group C. Ingus Jakovics (185-PG-93, college: Liepaja-2) nailed 26 points to lead the effort. Latvia overcame a 4:12 start to the game to snatch a 20:18 lead at the first break. They stretched the gap in the second period. Latvia accumulated a 41:36 halftime advantage. The Baltic team opened the second half on a 12:2 run to spur ahead. Latvia arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 19 points 64:45. Latvia kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame cruising to the victory. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) chipped in 17 points, while Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) added 15 points for Latvia. Tom Maayan responded with 14 points for Israel. Or Solomon had 9 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Spain - Russia 76-54
Spain recorded the first win at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Russia in Group C opener. Daniel Diez stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners. Spain unloaded 27 points in the opening quarter to gain a 12-point lead. Russia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They cut the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 37:30. But Spain did not allow their counterparts to get any closer in the third term. The Spanish team built a 14-point lead before the fourth frame. They dominated throughout the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jaime Fernandez (187-G-93) notched 14 points, while Sebastian Saiz added 10 points for the winning side. Aleksandr Gudumak answered with 15 points for Russia. Artem Komolov (194-SF-93) netted 11 points in the losing effort.

Group D
Slovenia - Estonia 79-69
Slovenia opened win count at the U20 European Championship. They upset the fans in Tallinn by beating their favourites at the start of the tournament. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) notched 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead Slovenia. Estonia ensured a brave start to the game. They poured in 25 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. But Slovenia responded with a 27-point outburst in the second frame to snatch a 47:45 halftime lead. The visitors maintained the advantage throughout the third period. Slovenia accounted for a 64:60 lead before the fourth quarter. Estonia however scored just 9 points in the final frame and gave up the victory. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) had 17 points, while Matej Rojc added 12 points for the winning side. Martin Paasoja and Rait-Riivo Laane (182-PG-93) responded with 12 points apiece for Estonia.

Italy - France 76-70
Italy enjoyed the winning start to their U20 European Championship endeavor. They shot down France in Group D opener. Marco Lagana (195-G-93) nailed 16 points to lead the Azzurri. France seemed well in control in the opening quarter. They grabbed a 26:17 lead after ten minutes. But Italy gradually came back into the contest. They narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 36:42. The Azzurri denied the deficit at the third term. The teams were knotted up at 54 heading into the fourth period. Italy Marco Lagana and Imbro gave the Azzurri a 68:62 lead with under four minutes remaining. They protected it well throughout the reminder of the contest and sealed the win at the end. Awudu Abass notched 13 points, while Eric Lombardi and Matteo Chillo (202-PF-93) had 11 points each for the winners. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94, agency: Fusion Sports) and Hugo Invernizzi answered with 15 points each for France. Livio Jean-Charles had 14 points in the loss.



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KORISLIIGA: Season 2013-14 - by Rauno Hurmalainen

Basketball season 2013-14 is still weeks, months away, but certain dates are already sure and known. Division 1 A teams (8) will start the new season on September 28. A week later (Oct 4) it's time for the Top League (Korisliiga) teams (12) to start their regular season with altogether 44 rounds. The Christmas break is short (Dec 21-26) and the regular season will be over on April 16. The eight best teams will make the play-off-games, which will start on April 20. Finally the Finals will begin on May 13 and the season will be over by May 21.
Some re-signings during the warm summer. Pyry Rainamaa (194-G-90) (7,8 ppg - 3,3 rpg) will continue on UU-Korihait (Uusikaupunki) roster. The contract is model one year. Brothers Jussi Turja (193-G-90) (6,0 ppg - 1,5 rpg) and Ville Turja (193-F/G-83) (1,5 ppg) will continue on Korikobrat (Lapua) roster.
And again a Finnish Coach is moving abroad. This time it's Anton Mirolybov , 36, who is returning back to Germany. Mirolybov has been coaching in Germany earlier for five years (2006-11). The team is new, though: UBC Hannover (Germany Pro-B).



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Quimper lands Evan Harris, ex Cuxhaven - by Eurobasket Center

Quimper UJAP (NM1) tabbed 27-year old American power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law). He has played for the last two years at Cuxhaven BasCats in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 12.7ppg and 5.9rpg last season.
Harris has played also professionally in Portugal (Illiabum), Romania (Craiova).
He attended Harvard University until 2009 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Le Mans bring in Vaughn Duggins - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans added another import player to the roster. They agreed on terms of contract with Vaughn Duggins (190-G-87, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Wright St.). The guard spent the last two seasons in Germany. He played for Walter Tigers Tuebingen. Vaughn Duggins notched 13.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 1.Bundesliga. Vaughn Duggins earned All-German Bundesliga Honourable Mention. The guard started his pro career in Tuebingen in 2011. He graduated from the Wright State University in 2011. Vaughn Duggins made it into NABC Division I All-District 12 2nd Team in 2010 and 2011. Vaughn Duggins is meant to replace Cam Long (193-G-88, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: George Mason) who has left Le Mans.


Usak lands Chris Warren, ex Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

Mackolik.com Usak Universitesi (TBL) tabbed 25-year old American point guard Chris Warren (178-76kg-88, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. In 38 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.4apg last season. He helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the cup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to French ProA All-Star Game NIKEiD Challenge Contest.
The previous (11-12) season Warren played at Adelaide 36ers (NBL) in Australian league. In 28 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.2apg. He received All-SEC 1st Team award in 2011 at his college time.
Warren graduated from University of Mississippi in 2011 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Zachery Peacock (ex Fraport SKY) agreed terms with Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Zachery Peacock (203-107kg-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports). He played most recently at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team.
The previous (11-12) season Peacock played at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) in Germany. In 34 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at LTi 46ers (1.Bundesliga, starting five) in German league. In 34 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Peacock played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2010. He received also HS 6A Finals MVP honors and was named Dade County Athlete of the Year award back in 2006 at his college time.
Peacock graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big, strong frontcourt player who already is a tremendous rebounder and can shoot the basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Limoges land J.K. Edwards - by Eurobasket News

Limoges bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with J.K. Edwards (202-C/F-82, college: UNLV). The centre spent the last two seasons with Gravelines. Last season J.K. Edwards notched 9.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game in ProA. He also averaged 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per appearance in EuroChallenge. Previously J.K. Edwards had stints with BC Donetsk, Le Havre, Cholet and Quimper. He was named All-Ukrainian Superleague Centre of the Year in 2011. The centre also made it into All-French ProA 2nd Team in 2010. He was Ukrainian Superleague and French Cup finalist in 2011 and 2010 respectively. J.K. Edwards helped Gravelines win French Leaders Cup title in 2013.


U20 European Championship: Italy top France in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20 - France U20 76:70

Italy enjoyed the winning start to their U20 European Championship endeavor. They shot down France in Group D opener. Marco Lagana (195-G-93) nailed 16 points to lead the Azzurri.
France seemed well in control in the opening quarter. They grabbed a 26:17 lead after ten minutes. But Italy gradually came back into the contest. They narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 36:42. The Azzurri denied the deficit at the third term. The teams were knotted up at 54 heading into the fourth period. Italy Marco Lagana and Imbro gave the Azzurri a 68:62 lead with under four minutes remaining. They protected it well throughout the reminder of the contest and sealed the win at the end. Awudu Abass (196-G/F-93, agency: Players Group) notched 13 points, while Eric Lombardi (200-F-93) and Matteo Chillo (202-PF-93) had 11 points each for the winners. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94, agency: Fusion Sports) and Hugo Invernizzi (196-G/F-93) answered with 15 points each for France. Livio Jean-Charles (204-PF-93, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 points in the loss.

Italy U20: Marco Lagana 16, Awudu Abass 13, Eric Lombardi 11, Matteo Chillo 11
France U20: Mouhammadou Jaiteh 15, Hugo Invernizzi 15, Livio Jean-Charles 14



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U20 European Championship: Germany beat Georgia in Group A opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany U20-Gerogia U20 89:75

Germany beat Georgia in Group A opener of the U20 European Championship. The German side started with 89:75 win for the first victory.
Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) and Revaz Rogava (191-G-93) scored the first baskets for the teams as Germany grabbed 23:15 at the end of the first period. They also won the second frame 24:14 and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Germany posted a 23-22 rally in the third quarter, but Georgia replied with 24-19 in the last stanza. Tsirekidze and Valeri Kvantaliani (204-C/F-94) scored the last points for Georgia to reduce to final 14 points.
Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) paced all the winners with 25 points and Hans Brase (203-F) netted 16. Kenneth Ogbe (197-SG-94) delivered 15 points, while Leon Tolksdorf had 14. Irakli Mikeladze (182-PG-94) finished the game with 19 points in defeat, whilst Valeri Kvantaliani notched 15. Revaz Rogava and Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-F/G-93) added 10 points in a loss.

Germany U20: Bogdan Radosavljevic 25, Hans Brase 16, Kenneth Ogbe 15, Leon Tolksdorf 14
Gerogia U20: Irakli Mikeladze 19, Valeri Kvantaliani 15, Revaz Rogava 10, Kakhaber Jintcharadze 10



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U20 European Championship: Germany beat Georgia in Group A opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany U20-Gerogia U20 89:75

Germany beat Georgia in Group A opener of the U20 European Championship. The German side started with 89:75 win for the first victory.
Leon Tolksdorf (203-F-93) and Revaz Rogava (191-G-93) scored the first baskets for the teams as Germany grabbed 23:15 at the end of the first period. They also won the second frame 24:14 and led 18 points at the halftime. Moreover Germany posted a 23-22 rally in the third quarter, but Georgia replied with 24-19 in the last stanza. Tsirekidze and Valeri Kvantaliani (204-C/F-94) scored the last points for Georgia to reduce to final 14 points.
Bogdan Radosavljevic (211-C-93) paced all the winners with 25 points and Hans Brase (203-F) netted 16. Kenneth Ogbe (197-SG-94) delivered 15 points, while Leon Tolksdorf had 14. Irakli Mikeladze (182-PG-94) finished the game with 19 points in defeat, whilst Valeri Kvantaliani notched 15. Revaz Rogava and Kakhaber Jintcharadze (195-F/G-93) added 10 points in a loss.

Germany U20: Bogdan Radosavljevic 25, Hans Brase 16, Kenneth Ogbe 15, Leon Tolksdorf 14
Gerogia U20: Irakli Mikeladze 19, Valeri Kvantaliani 15, Revaz Rogava 10, Kakhaber Jintcharadze 10



2013 University Games: Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany-Oman 123:32

Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener of the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 2-1 record after a 123:32 victory. Oman remained winless at the tournament in Kazan and dropped at 0-3 record.
Germany won the first period 34:7 and looked better in each of the frames. The European side added 23-11 rally in the second period and led 57:18 at the halftime. Moreover Germany erupted with 42-7 surge in the third quarter and had 99 points entering the last stanza. They added 24-7 run at the end of the game for the final result.
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis netted 18. Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) had 16, Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) netted 13 and Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) added 12. AL AAMRI Nouh replied with 12 points in the losing effort, whilst AL AMRANI Mohanned and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 6 each.

Germany: Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 19, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 18, Dennis Kramer 16, Johannes Voigtmann 13, Ole Wendt 12
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 12, AL AMRANI Mohanned 6, AL FARRAJI Hassan 6



Quimper lands Evan Harris, ex Cuxhaven - by Eurobasket Center

Quimper UJAP (NM1) tabbed 27-year old American power forward Evan Harris (206-86, college: Harvard, agency: I.D.S. Law). He has played for the last two years at Cuxhaven BasCats in German ProA. In 33 games he averaged 12.7ppg and 5.9rpg last season.
Harris has played also professionally in Portugal (Illiabum), Romania (Craiova).
He attended Harvard University until 2009 and it will be his fifth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Dominque Jones (My Hunger For The Game Has Increased Times 20) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Dominique Jones (175-G, college: Ft.Hays State) is a 175cm guard from Harlem that ha sone season of professional ball under his belt. He played at Hudson Valley Hype (EBA) then moved to BG Illertal/Weissenhorn (Germany-ProB) playing 10 games: 15.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.3apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 43.3%, 3PT: 36.2%, FT: 73.5%. He started his basketball career at Fashion Institute of Technology (NJCAA3) and finished at Ft.Hays St. (NCAA2). He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Dominque where are you now and how has your summer been going?

I am currently back home in Harlem, New York. My summer has been going good so far just have been working on my craft and hooping in the New York summer leagues.

After a very good season with Weissenhorn, you sat out last season. What were the main reason for not playing?

My main reason for sitting out last season not playing is the worst month of my life! I had sustained two injuries within the month of august 2012. The first injury I was hooping in a summer pro am out here in New York and got elbowed in my face which caused two of my teeth to come one pushed into my gums and the other into my bottom lip, so the trauma and dental work I needed was immense. Two weeks later I ended up breaking my foot coming from the dentist tripping over a distorted grate which sidelined me until January. The good thing is I did not need surgery and I healed on my own. Talk about bad luck and bad timing!! My first time being injured in my life. But I am 110% better now. It was a minor setback for a strong comeback! With the grace of god!

Has the job market been getting tougher the last years? Was there no option to have played for a minor league club in the States?

Well I would say so even though i've only been out of college for 2 years its all about who you know and which agent you sign to and which contacts they have in the overseas market depending on that it can be either really difficult or really easy. Also if they can convince a team to believe in you and the work you have already put in and the work your willing to put in to provide the best service available. I live in Harlem the city there aren't many minor teams around and not much of a market for it when the Knicks play 20 min from you lol. But I actually played 3 games for a semi pro team in the EBA called PrimeTime we went 3-0 but team disbanded for whatever reason but was definitely fun while it lasted.especially after being sidelined for a few months.

How did you spend the last season basketball wise? How did you stay in shape mentally and physically?

Well after I was cleared to play and run again I got right to it. Running the track in 20 degree weather and linking with different trainers everyday I was in the gym for hours two and three a day workouts whenever a gym was open I was first and last one in there. You never know how lucky you are to receive another chance to do something you truly love are dedicated to until it was taking away from me for the 1st time. I also attained a strength and condition coach as well as working with different basketball trainers to get a full and diverse workout to help elevate my game to new heights. My hunger for the game has increased times 20


What are your memories of your stay with Weissenhorn besides your strong stats?

In Weissenhorn it was great! I loved everything about it had great teammates,ownership, managers and the fans were amazing a few always contact me via Facebook and ask me to come back so it was a very humbling experience. Had a chance to workout with the Ratiopharm/Ulm BBL team and they were also great guys and we had some intense workouts. I had the chance to attend a lot of the home games for Ratiopharm and learn for what im working for and where I need to be. So it was a great experience in Weissenhorn and a great learning experience for me.

You werent so long in Germany, but if you had the chnace would you like to play in Germany again?

Germany was definitely a great place and was good to me and wouldn't mind going back at all. But if i'm able to attain a job anywhere else wouldn't oppose to that either.

What was your nicest memory at Weissenhorn with American Mike Mercer? He had some very good years at Georgia and last played in the minor leagues in Australia. Are you surprised that his career didnt take more of a bang?

Me and Mike had so many good moments out there together were should i begin lol. Me and Mike had a good bond on and off the court I can say we respected each others games and enjoyed playing with one another. Also a lot of great battles in practice pushing one another to get better everyday. Yes I am very surprised 6'4 combo guard with athleticism out this world with a work ethic to go with it. Like i said its a lot about who you know. Iut its far from over and im sure people will take notice sooner than later I hope.


If you could describe your play in a few sentences how would you sell yourself best to a team now?

Your getting a total package. I can score, I can shoot , get my teammates involved, defend, rebound, Im a leader on and off the floor and Im a great well rounded person. I am willing to do whatever it takes to take a team and myself to the next level. My work ethic is superb. My heart and passion for this game is colossal!!! People often look at the height and what school you went to to determine whether you can get the job done. Measure my heart and my talent when I step on that court and ill show and prove!


How does a normal work out day in the summer look like for Dominique Jones?

4 times a week I meet with strength and conditioning and we get it in legs, arms, abs , parachute runs, agility sprints he's insane lol . Several times out the week I meet with different basketball trainers and I have individual workouts. Working on shot, ball handling , game situations moves and scenarios. Different days different workouts all helping me to become better than I was yesterday. I also hoop in summer New York street ball tournaments where other overseas, NBA, college players bring there talents to compete.

What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Last dvd I watched 'above the rim' so ironic a young Harlem basketball high school standout had a goal to attain a scholarship to Georgetown and when all chips were against him with his family, street life situations and school he overcame that adversity and was successful in acquire that scholarship!


Thanks for the chat Dominque.





Malcolm Delaney Signs With FC Bayern Munich - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The rumours of players coming to FC Bayern Munich this summer have been as rampant as the text messages that 2013 Wimbeldon winner Andy Murray must have gotten, but today one of the rumours became reality as the team announced the arrival of Malcolm Delaney (191-G-89, college: Virginia Tech). Delaney is a 24 yera old 191cm guard from Baltimore, Maryland that will commence his third professional season. He is a player that is an outstanding shooter with umlimited range and can play the point and wing. Last season he played for Budivelnyk Kyiv (Ukraine-Superleague, starting five): 52 games: 14.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 48.5%, 3PT: 32.7%, FT: 77.9%; EuroCup: 16 games: 16.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 44.1%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 85.1%. "He played two successful seasons in France and the Ukraine where he won the country titlle. He can play both guard positions and fits well into our concept. We are looking forward to working with him", stressed FC Bayern Munich director Marko Pesic.

Delaney started his basketball career in 2007 with Virginia Tech (NCAA) an din hiss enior year played 34 games: 18.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 42.0%, 3PT: 40.8%, FT: 85.0%. he played atotal of 136 NCAA games. Before truning professional he took part at the well known Portsmouth Invitational Tournament (Pre-NBA Draft): 2 games: 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg, Assists-5 (4.5apg), 1.0spg. As a rookie he played together with ex Skyliner Illian Evtimov at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (France-ProA, starting five): EuroCup Qualifications: 2 games: 7.0ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0spg; EuroChallenge: 16 games: 14.2ppg, 3.4rpg, 4.3apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 40.9%, 3PT: 45.5%, FT: 84.7%; French League: 35 games: 15.0ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 41.2%, FT: 86.0%. "I am totally elated to be a part of FC Bayern Munich. I am only interested in ateam that has a perspective and goals. After the first talks, I had teh feeling that FC Bayern Munich was the perfect address for me. We want to achieve a lot and I am happy to give my part", added malcolm Delaney. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS: Baltimore Examiner Player of the Year , HS: Three-time All-League selection , HS: All-County selection -07, ACC Tournament Semifinals -08, 11, NIT Elite Eight -08, 10, All-ACC 3rd Team -09, USBWA All-District III Team -10, Sporting News NCAA All-America 4th Team -10
All-ACC 1st Team -10, 11, NABC Division I All-District 2 2nd Team -10, AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention -10, NABC Division I All-District 2 1st Team -11, French La Semaine des AS Cup Winner -12, Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Honorable Mention -12, EuroChallenge Finalist -12
French Cup Winner -12, Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention -12, French ProA Regular Season Runner-Up -12, French ProA Champion -12
Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup 1st Team -13, Eurobasket.com EuroCup All-Imports Team -13, EuroCup Semifinals -13, Ukrainian Superleague Regular Season Champion -13, Ukrainian Superleague Champion -13, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Player of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Guard of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague Import Player of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-Ukrainian Superleague 1st Team -13, and Eurobasket.com Ukrainian Superleague All-Imports Team -13

Source: FC Bayern Munich




Julius Wolf Moves To Science City Jena - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Science City Jena have picked up the services of Julius Wolf (202-F-93) giving him a two year deal. Wolf is a 20 year old 202cm forward that played last season at FC Bayern Muenchen II (Regionalliga): 26 games: 15.0ppg, 8.5rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg. "I see him as a player with much talent and big perspective. He already now has a high player intelligence. I think just with his will that he will play a big role for us", stressed Science City Jena head coach Bjoern Harmsen. Wolf started his absketball career with SG Urspringschule/Schelklingen (2. Regionalliga) in 2008. He played three seasons for Erdgas Ehingen before moving to Munich. "I am looking forward to the new challenge and want to make the next step. The plan of coach harmsen convinced me and I am looking forward to the next two seasons. I also want to thank Felix Czerny and FC Bayern Munich", stressed Julius Wolf. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -09European Championships U16 in Kaunas (Lithuania) -09: 8 games: 7.5ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 21.9%, FT: 63.6%, German U17 National Team -09-10, Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) -10, World Championships U17 in Hamburg (Germany) -10: 8 games: 7.8ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 41.9%, 3PT: 25.8%, FT-1 (92.3%), Belgrade International Junior Tournament -11, German U18 National Team -11German NBBL All-Star Game -11, German NBBL Championships Semifinals -12, German U20 National Team -13, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga South-East Newcomer of the Year -13, Eurobasket.com All-German Regionalliga South-East 2nd Team -13, and Eurobasket.com German Regionalliga South-East All-Domestic Players Team -13

Source: Science City Jena





Reggie Redding To Strap On Wings Of Alba Berlin - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The amount of players that have fled from Alba Berlin in the last few months has been as rampant as the potential NBA players heading in and out of the Orlando Magic training facility the last days, but the 8 time Beko BBL chmapion got some good news as the signing of Reggie Redding (196-SF-88, college: Villanova) finally became official something that had been rumoured for weeks to happen. Redding is a 25 year old 196cm forward that possess a great feel for the game, can move well without the ball and can play many positions. He hails from Philadelphia and has developed rapidly the last two years in Tuebingen and last season played 34 games: 14.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 4.1apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 81.1%. "He has shown his qualties in Germany the last two years and now is ready to make the next step. He is a very versatile player that can help us on offense and defense at many positions. He is a team player, great athlete and has motivation and attitude that I want to see", stressed Alba Berlin head coach Sasa Obradovic.


Redding started his basketball career in 2006 at Villanova (NCAA) and in his senior year played 23 games: 7.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.4apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 40.8%, 3PT: 39.5%, FT: 63.8%. he played a total of 124 NCAA games. As a rookie he played for InterCollege Etha Engomis (Cyprus-Division A): Cyprus League: 16 games: 9.5ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3PT: 44.4%, FT: 73.9%; EuroChallenge: 8 games: 7.0ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 40.0%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 62.5%. In his first season in Tuebingen he played 34 games: 13.2ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.3apg, Steals-3 (1.4spg), FGP: 50.6%, 3PT: 41.4%, FT: 69.0%. "I am very happy that Alba Berlin decided to take me and I can play for ateam that can play for the title. I will do whatever the coach wants and team needs. I am looking forward to working together with everyone and I can hardly wait to play for the home team and not a sthe oppponent any longer in the O2 arena", stressed REggie Redding. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been HS first team All-Philadelphia Catholic League -06, NCAA Sweet 16 -08
Big East Tournament Semifinals -09, Big East Regular Season Co-Runner-Up -10, Cyprus Cup Winner -11, Eurobasket.com All-Cyprus League Honorable Mention -11, Cyprus League Champion -11, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 2nd Team -12, 13, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Imports Team -12
Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Newcomers Team -12, and German Bundesliga All-Star Game -13

Source. Alba Berlin



Max Massing Moves To BV Chemnitz - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Pro A team BV Chemnitz has announced the arrival of Max Massing (204-F-93). Massing is a 20 year old 204cm forward that last season played for : ETB Wohnbau Baskets Essen (ProA): 10 games: 1.4ppg, 1.2rpg, played mostly for junior team. "Max is very talented and still has much potential. If he can make the next step with us, then we think that we could keep him longer than a year. But we also know that we have to work hard with him so that in the future he can give guys like Donald Lawson, Trevor Noack and Robert Cardenas a breather at the big positions", stressed BV Chemnitz ehad coach Felix Schreier. Massing started his baksetball career with FMC Capone Dusseldorf (2.Regionalliga) and played also at Canarias Basketball Academy (Spain). Twos easons ago he played with Gloria Giants Duesseldorf (Germany-ProA), played mostly for junior team

Source: BV Chemnitz,



Brandon Provost joins BG Leitershofen - by Daniel Poerschke

American Guard Brandon Provost (190-G-90) will start his professional career in Germany next season. The BG Leitershofen of the german Pro B league announced his signing today. Provost is a tall guard, who can play all three back-court positions. He spend his college career at NCAA 1 University of Texas-Pan American and averaged 14.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg and 44% from three this past season. Leitershofen head coach Stefan Goschenhofer : "Brandon is a strong shooter, but also a above-average rebounder and good defender."


Stanley Burrell (ex Bremerhaven) signs at Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) landed 29-year old American point guard Stanley Burrell (191-84). He played most recently at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL league. In 32 games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 2.6rpg and 4.3apg (top 5) last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team.
The previous (11-12) season Burrell played at Energa Czarni in Polish league. In 39 games he averaged remarkable 15.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.8apg that season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
In 2010-11 season Burrell played at Okapi Aalstar (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 36 games he had 8.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Burrell also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg.
In 2009-10 season he played at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 31 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.6apg (leader !!!). The most of previous (08-09) season Burrell spent at Austin Toros in D-League. In 23 games he had 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Burrell also spent early in the season at Bosna ASA BHT in Bosnia and Herzegovina league that year. In 17 Adriatic League games he had 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.8apg.
Among other achievements his team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season for two years in a row (2007 and 2008). Burrell received also All-Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Zachery Peacock (ex Fraport SKY) agreed terms with Boulogne - by Eurobasket News

SO Maritime Boulogne (ProB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American forward Zachery Peacock (203-107kg-87, college: Georgia Tech, agency: Pro One Sports). He played most recently at Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt in German BBL league. In 33 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2spg last season. Great year indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga 3rd Team.
The previous (11-12) season Peacock played at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven (BBL) in Germany. In 34 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.0apg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at LTi 46ers (1.Bundesliga, starting five) in German league. In 34 games he averaged 13.7ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements Peacock played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2010. He received also HS 6A Finals MVP honors and was named Dade County Athlete of the Year award back in 2006 at his college time.
Peacock graduated from Georgia Tech in 2010 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Big, strong frontcourt player who already is a tremendous rebounder and can shoot the basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Colpo Grosso for the Greens!! Mavrokefalidis in Panathinaikos!! - by Chris Mammides

Another personal victory for the new president of Panathinaikos Dimitris Giannakopoullos who seems that already "learn" the rules of the basketball market and added another personal victory in his short basketball resume since the Greek international Loukas Mavrokefalidis (according to most of the Greek media) will be wearing the Green six star uniform for the next 3 three years and will be announced by the team within the next hours, officially.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis left Olympiakos a couple of years and his career went up first in the Russian league and at the end of the season with the ledgentary jersey of Barcelona wear he played in the play-offs. Mavrokefalidis was most wanted for Olympiakos and the reds were ready to sign the international power forward who prefer to sign and wear the green jersey of Panathinaikos



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  HUNGARY   


Devon Moore is the newest member of Kormend - by Tamas Deri

The 193-cm tall American guard, Devon Moore (193-PG) has just signed with the Hungarian First League's and EuroChallenge participant Lami-Ved Kormend. Moore is set to begin his pro-career as he has just arrived from the NCAA. He spent 4 years at the James Madison University where he posted 11.1 points, 4.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per contest, he also had pretty good shooting numbers (49.5% from the field, 39.3% from beyond the arc and 74.7% from the line) in his senior season. In addition, Moore was named to the All-Star Five of the CAA Conference Tournament as he averaged 14.3 points, 6.3 assists and 5.7 rebounds in 3 games.



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Barry Bradford retires from coaching the Kankakee County Soldiers - by Gianni Pascucci

Barry Bradford , owner and head coach of the Kankakee County Soldiers, officially announced last week his retirement from coaching the Kankakee County Soldiers. Bradford, who started the organization in 2007, has coached the team since 2010. He will still be involved with the organization, however he will focus more on operations. In regards to his retirement, Bradford offered this insight, I have always taught the kids in my program that with growth there is always sacrifice, he continued with, So now its my time to make a sacrifice for the organizations sake.
As the Soldiers organization continues to grow, Bradford knows the time is now to transition towards an even better organization. I recognize at this moment there is the potential for a lot of great things not only for the Soldiers, but also the IBA and Example Sports and its going to take a more concentrated role one my part.
Bradford has confidence in his decision to retire from coaching the Soldiers. I trust there are many qualified individuals to take over the Soldiers, he continued with, And to take over the run of success weve had over the last five seasons. Bradford has many goals he is working towards for his organizational family the Kankakee County Soldiers, the Independent Basketball Association and Example Sports. For now, he will continue to mentor area youth and work to create positive community relations while always maintaining his organizational goals. The future is bright for the Soldierville family.
Bradford has had a great run as head coach of the Soldiers and undoubtedly leaves rather large shoes to fill. His coaching career has impacted many lives and will forever leave a legacy in Soldiers history



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William Jones Cup: Iran remain perfect with win over Egypt - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Egypt 90:54

Iran claimed the third straight win at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Egypt to remain perfect. Hamed Afagh (193-SG-83) and Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) posted 12 points each for the winners.
Iran led from the start. They built a 19:8 lead after the opening quarter. The Asian team exploded with a 25:9 run in the second period to post a 44:17 halftime lead. Iran easily maintained the lead throughout the second half. They established a 63:32 advantage at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) finished with 11 points for the winners. Ahmed Tawfik responded with 16 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Afagh 12, Rouzbeh Arghavan 12, Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 11
Egypt: Ahmed Tawfik 16, Haytham Kamal 9



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Maccabi Electra inks Schortsanitis - by Idan Seggev

Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv announced this morning that the Greek center, Sofoklis Schortsanitis (206-C-85), signed with the club for three years. The 28-year-old who played last year in Panathinaikos Athens, released from thr Greek powerhouse several days ago and returned to the club where he played in 2010-2012. In his first year with Maccabi, "big Sofo" was one of the best big men in Europe, leading Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv to the final of the Euroleague vs. Panathinaikos Athens when he finished with average of 12 ppg & 4.1 rpg. Last season Sofo had averages of 7.8 ppg & 2.3 rpg playing only 12 mpg in the Euroleague. In the local league, he had 8.1 ppg & 2.3 rpg playing 12 mpg.


U20 European Championship: Ingus Jakovics leads Latvia past Israel - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U20 - Israel U20 87:59

Latvia victoriously opened their U20 European Championship campaign. They fired past Israel in Group C. Ingus Jakovics (185-PG-93, college: Liepaja-2) nailed 26 points to lead the effort.
Latvia overcame a 4:12 start to the game to snatch a 20:18 lead at the first break. They stretched the gap in the second period. Latvia accumulated a 41:36 halftime advantage. The Baltic team opened the second half on a 12:2 run to spur ahead. Latvia arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 19 points 64:45. Latvia kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame cruising to the victory. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) chipped in 17 points, while Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) added 15 points for Latvia. Tom Maayan (185-PG-93) responded with 14 points for Israel. Or Solomon (200-SF-93) had 9 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Latvia U20: Ingus Jakovics 26, Kaspars Vecvagars 17, Janis Berzins 15
Israel U20: Tom Maayan 14, Or Solomon 9+11 boards



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Banco di Sardegna Sassari landed Linton Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Banco di Sardegna Sassari landed Linton Johnson (203-F/C-80, agency: Priority Sports, college: Tulane) for the next season. He played last time at Sidigas Avellino. In 20 games he recorded 9.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg last season. In 2011-2012 for Sidigas Avellino (Italy-SerieA, starting five) he averaged 13.3ppg, Reb-2 (10.1rpg), 1.2apg, 1.7spg, Blocks-3 (1.3bpg), FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 67.3%. In 2010-2011 Linton Johnson played for Air Avellino (Italy-SerieA, starting five) and had 7.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.6spg, FGP: 57.6%, FT: 63.3%. The season 2009-2010 appeared for Chicago Bulls (NBA) and then moved to Orlando Magic (NBA).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Johnson's team made it to the Italian Cup Final Four in 2011. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Most Improved Player of the Year and Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Imports Team in 2012.
Johnson has played previously professionally in Spain (Laboral Kutxa) and NBA (New Orleans Pelicans, Chicago Bulls, Brooklyn Nets, Phoenix Suns and Orlando Magic).
He attended Tulane University until 2002 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.



U20 European Championship: Italy top France in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20 - France U20 76:70

Italy enjoyed the winning start to their U20 European Championship endeavor. They shot down France in Group D opener. Marco Lagana (195-G-93) nailed 16 points to lead the Azzurri.
France seemed well in control in the opening quarter. They grabbed a 26:17 lead after ten minutes. But Italy gradually came back into the contest. They narrowed the gap at 6-point mark at halftime 36:42. The Azzurri denied the deficit at the third term. The teams were knotted up at 54 heading into the fourth period. Italy Marco Lagana and Imbro gave the Azzurri a 68:62 lead with under four minutes remaining. They protected it well throughout the reminder of the contest and sealed the win at the end. Awudu Abass (196-G/F-93, agency: Players Group) notched 13 points, while Eric Lombardi (200-F-93) and Matteo Chillo (202-PF-93) had 11 points each for the winners. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (206-C-94, agency: Fusion Sports) and Hugo Invernizzi (196-G/F-93) answered with 15 points each for France. Livio Jean-Charles (204-PF-93, agency: Beo Basket) had 14 points in the loss.

Italy U20: Marco Lagana 16, Awudu Abass 13, Eric Lombardi 11, Matteo Chillo 11
France U20: Mouhammadou Jaiteh 15, Hugo Invernizzi 15, Livio Jean-Charles 14



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2013 University Games: Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Japan-Philippines 93:51

Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan in Day 3 of the 2013 University Games. They improved to 1-2 record after a 93:51 win over Philippines. The latter still remained winless at the tournament.
Both teams entered the game without victories and desired to achieve the first success. Japan took 20:12 in the first period and added 20-9 surge in the second frame. Moreover Japan won the third period 22-19 and finished with massive 31-11 burst.
Soichiro Fujitaka (190-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Soichiro Fujitaka netted 11. Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) poured in 10, whilst Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) nailed 9 each. Rhaffy Octobre (92) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort. John Abad (90) had 14 and Alfred Codilla (91) brought 6.

Japan: Soichiro Fujitaka 17, Soichiro Fujitaka 11, Kebin Hareyama 10, Kosuke Hashimoto 9, Sohei Kawakami 9
Philippines: Rhaffy Octobre 15, John Abad 14, Alfred Codilla 6



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William Jones Cup: Taiwan defeat Jordan - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Jordan 91:61

Taiwan posted the third win at the William Jones Cup. The hosts outgunned Jordan for 3-1 record. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) notched 16 points to lead the charge. Jordan suffered the third loss in a row.
Taiwan eked out a narrow 19:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. The hosts secured a 32:26 halftime advantage. Taiwan exploded with a 31:15 rally in the third term to clear off. Jordan conceded 28 points in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Tseng Wen-Ting (203-F/C-84) produced 13 points for the hosts. Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) had 14 points in the win. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Florida) responded with 16 points for Jordan. Wesam Al-Sous (187-PG-83) had 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Lu Cheng-Ju 16, Tsai Wen-Cheng 14, Tseng Wen-Ting 13
Jordan: Jimmy Baxter 16, Wesam Al-Sous 12



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U20 European Championship: Ingus Jakovics leads Latvia past Israel - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U20 - Israel U20 87:59

Latvia victoriously opened their U20 European Championship campaign. They fired past Israel in Group C. Ingus Jakovics (185-PG-93, college: Liepaja-2) nailed 26 points to lead the effort.
Latvia overcame a 4:12 start to the game to snatch a 20:18 lead at the first break. They stretched the gap in the second period. Latvia accumulated a 41:36 halftime advantage. The Baltic team opened the second half on a 12:2 run to spur ahead. Latvia arrived at the final intermission up by as many as 19 points 64:45. Latvia kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth frame cruising to the victory. Kaspars Vecvagars (193-PG-93) chipped in 17 points, while Janis Berzins (202-F-93, agency: Players Group) added 15 points for Latvia. Tom Maayan (185-PG-93) responded with 14 points for Israel. Or Solomon (200-SF-93) had 9 points and 11 boards in the loss.

Latvia U20: Ingus Jakovics 26, Kaspars Vecvagars 17, Janis Berzins 15
Israel U20: Tom Maayan 14, Or Solomon 9+11 boards



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Mersin adds Barbour to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TBL) added to their roster 31-year old Lebanese ex-international swingman Antwain Barbour (196-88kg-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Barbour played last season at Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italian SerieA. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
The previous (11-12) season he played at Cibona (A1) in Croatian league. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and Barbour was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 15 A1 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Barbour also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. And finally Barbour played 24 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
In 2010-11 season he played at Erdemirspor Eregli. In 30 games he averaged remarkable 17.2ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.6apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Barbour was a member of Lebanese Senior National Team in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Barbour has played also professionally in Spain (Tenerife, La Palma and Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC), Venezuela (Guaros), CBA (Yakama S.) and ABA (Kentucky C.).
He attended University of Kentucky until 2004 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Barbour: Was only a role player at his college times, but flourished as an outstanding pro in Europe. Has great athletic skills that make him superb on the open court and in fast breaks and also very effective at the defensive side. Doesn' t shot so well from outside, but he's improving this part of the game, and he's yet a very good scorer driving to the basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center



William Jones Cup: South Korea edge Lebanon to gain 4-0 record - by Eurobasket News

South Korea - Lebanon 61:52

South Korea extended their perfect run at the William Jones Cup. They held off Lebanon in Taipei today to stay on top of the ladder. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) scored 12 points to lead balanced effort from the Korean team. Lebanon fell at 2-2 record at the tournament.
South Korea claimed a 12:5 lead after ten minutes of action. They stayed aggressive defensively in the third period. South Korea claimed a 34:18 halftime advantage. Lebanon stopped the bleeding in the third term. They cut the distance at 13-point mark at the final intermission. Lebanon went on a 17:13 run in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. Yang Dong-Geun (181-G-81) nailed 8 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) chipped in 7 points for the winners. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) responded with game-high 23 points and 10 boards for Lebanon. Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83) delivered 11 points in the defeat.

South Korea: Cho Sung-Min 12, Yang Dong-Geun 8, Kim Joo-Sung 7
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 23+10 boards, Mohammed Ibrahim 11



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Market moves - by Evaldas Ceilytkas

Newcomer of NKL (second lithuanian division) Traku KK Trakai announced signing new coach Dainius Miliunas . Last year Miliunas was coaching Gargzdai- Bremena team. Also team extended contracts with brothers Tautvydas Pipiras (200-G/F-93) and Domantas Pipiras (203-F-91). Last year forward Tautvydas Pipiras finished with 8.3 ppg and 3.9 rpg. Center-forward Domantas Pipiras averaged 9.2rpg and 6.3rpg.
Sakiu Zanavykas signed guard Paulius Beliavicius (193-G-88) who last year played for Pasvalio Pieno zvaigzdes and averaged 2.7ppg.




U20 European Championship: Lithuania edges Serbia in a thriller - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20-Lithuania U20 64:68

Lithuania edges Serbia in a thriller of the U20 European Championship in Group A. The Baltic side needed a very productive third period for 68:64 win.
Serbia opened the game with 4-0 run and had 15:13 at the end of the first period. The team dominated the second quarter and reached 35:27 at the halftime. Lithuania however looked superb in the third quarter and managed to take control of the game. Mindaugas Kacinas (201-F-93) gave his side 42:41 midway through the second frame and Laimonas Chatkevicius (211-F-93) brought 51:43. No matter how hard Serbia tried to win the game, Lithuania managed to escape with the narrow victory.
Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Laimonas Chatkevicius notched 13. Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-F-93) added 10, whilst Mindaugas Kacinas netted 6. Luka Mitrovic (204-F/C-93) answered with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Sasa Avramovic (195-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) and Ivan Marinkovic (208-F/C-93) had 10 each. Nemanja Krstic (198-SF-93) poured in 9 points in a loss.

Serbia U20: Luka Mitrovic 20+10 rebs, Sasa Avramovic 10, Ivan Marinkovic 10, Nemanja Krstic 9
Lithuania U20: Vaidas Kariniauskas 23, Laimonas Chatkevicius 13, Osvaldas Olisevicius 10, Mindaugas Kacinas 6



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2013 University Games: Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Mexico 100:48

Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico to win in Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. Serbia enjoyed a 100:48 win for 3-0 record. Mexico meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped ta 2-1 record.
Serbia won the first period 23-10 and added 24-11 in the second frame. The Balkan side looked also confident in the second half and posted two victories. Serbia needed a 37-14 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with 16-13 rally. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) brought 100th points at the end of the game.
Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 15. BALABAN Darko poured in 10, whilst Stefan Zivanovic and MAJSTOROVIC Dorde had 9 each. Daniel Giron (175-G-89) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort and FELIX Jesus added 6. Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92), Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and SANTANA Pablo delivered 5 points each.

Serbia: Nikola Markovic 22, Dejan Djokic 15, BALABAN Darko 10, Stefan Zivanovic 9, MAJSTOROVIC Dorde 9
Mexico: Daniel Giron 8, FELIX Jesus 6, Ricardo Calatayud 5, Juan Ramirez 5, SANTANA Pablo 5



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2013 University Games: Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Romania-Mongolia 89:72

Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European team overcame Mongolia 89:72 in the start of Day 3 and kept them winless.
Romania started with 23-19 lead and also scored the same number of points in the second frame. They led 12 points at the halftime and pushed the tempo in the third quarter. After a 24-16 surge Romania grabbed a 70:50 lead after three quarters and did not mind Mongolias 22-19 rally in the last quartet.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) stepped up with 23 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland posted 14 points. Catalin Petrisor (184-PG-92) delivered 9 points in a win. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with massive 25 points, while Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) notched 21. Sergelen Otgonbaatar (178-PG-89) finished the game with 12 points in a loss.
Romania showed 63% from the field. Mongolia had 43 as they scored 23/54 shots.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 23, Vlad Corpodean 14, TOROK Rolland 14+15 rebs, Catalin Petrisor 9
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 25, Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sergelen Otgonbaatar 12



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U20 European Championship: Mugosa Marko and Pavic Vukota combined for 52 points against Ukraine - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20-Montenegro U20 58:83

Marko Mugosa (195-F-93) and Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) combined for 52 points against Ukraine at the U20 European Championship. They helped Montenegro to win the game 83:58 in Day 1.
Ukraine led also three times in the opening tip of the game. Trailing 4:6, Montenegro however erupted with a 9-0 run and grabbed 13:4 lead after Vukota Pavics shot. Later Marko Mugosa closed the frame at 18:10 as his team continued their dominance in the rest of the game. Montenegro added 22-21 in the second period and led 9 points at the halftime. Moreover Montenegro won the third quarter 21-12 and finished the game with 22-15 rally.
Marko Mugosa paced all the winners with 30 points and Vukota Pavic nailed 22. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) delivered 8, while Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) notched 7. Klym Artamonov (183-PG-93), Sergiy Zagreba (213-C-94) and Oleksandr Furs (202-PF-93) brought 10 points each in the losing effort.

Ukraine U20: Klym Artamonov 10, Sergiy Zagreba 10, Oleksandr Furs 10
Montenegro U20: Marko Mugosa 30, Vukota Pavic 22, Masan Vrbica 8, Milija Mikovic 7



Boris Bakic joined Igokea - by Darko Pekic

The champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igokea today signed another player, Montenegrin sharp shooter Boris Bakic (193-G-86, agency: Beo Basket) Last year player the brother of Bojan Bakic (195-SG-83, agency: Interperformances) played for of MZT Skopje Aerodrom and averged 7.8 points per game, in 22.5 minutes, along with 2.4 rebounds and 2.7 asists.

Boris Bakic was born and raised in Podgorica adn he started his career in Buducnost. He played for several clubs from Serbia such as Partizan, Crvena zvezda and Radnicki Kragujevac. Bakic is also a member of Montenegrin National team.



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Jordan Farmar heads to Los Angeles Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Jordan Farmar (6'2''-PG-86, college: UCLA) heads to Los Angeles Lakers for the next season. The player left Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Turkey. It is actually his comeback to the Lakers as he played here before. In 22 TBL games he had 13.7ppg, 3.1rpg and 4.1apg last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also played in the cup final. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Turkish League All-Star Game. The most of previous (2011-12) season Jordan Farmar spent at the Nets. In 39 games he recorded 10.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 3.3apg that season. He also played at Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv (Winner League) in Israel that season. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Farmar had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In three Winner League games he recorded 5.3ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.0apg. He also played 7 games in Euroleague where he recorded 14.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.0apg and 1.4spg. Farmar also played 6 games in Adriatic League where he recorded 13.2ppg, 2.0rpg, 6.2apg and 1.3spg.
In 2006 he was drafted by L.A. Lakers in first round (26th overall). The former Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles standout is in his eighth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as his college team won Pac-10 Tournament in 2006. Farmar was also voted USBWA All-NCAA District IX Team back in 2006.
He has played previously professionally in other NBA team (LA Lakers) and D-League (Los Angeles D-Fenders).



Toronto Raptors bring Tyler Hansbrough - by Eurobasket News

Toronto Raptors bring Tyler Hansbrough (6'9''-F-85, college: N.Carolina) who played last time at Indiana Pacers. In 100 games he had 6.5ppg and 4.3rpg last season. He helped them to win the Central Division title. In 2011-2012 his stats read 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg, FGP: 40.2%, FT: 80.3%. In 2010-2011 for Indiana Pacers (NBA, starting five) Tyler Hansbrough averaged 11.0ppg, 5.2rpg, FGP: 45.5%, FT: 78.6%.
In 2009 Hansbrough was drafted by the Pacers in first round (13th overall). The former University of North Carolina star is in his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Hansbrough was voted USBasket.com All-NCAA D1 1st Team and Orlando Pro Summer League 1st Team back in 2009 at his college time. Hansbrough was a member of USA U18 National Team between 2000 and 2005. He started his career in 2005-2006 for N.Carolina (NCAA, starting five). In 31 games he debuted with 18.9ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2spg, FG: 57%, 3PT: 50%, FT: 73.9%.



New Orleans Pelicans tab Anthony Morrow - by Eurobasket News

New Orleans Pelicans tab Anthony Morrow (6'5''-G-85) for the next season. He played last time at Dallas Mavericks. In 13 games he recorded 3.0ppg last season. Morrow also played at the Hawks that season. In 24 games he averaged 5.2ppg and 1.1rpg.
The previous (11-12) season he played at the Nets. In 62 games he averaged 12.0ppg and 2.0rpg.
Morrow has never been drafted by the NBA. Among other achievements he played in the final of ACC Tournament in 2005. Morrow received also All-ACC Honorable Mention award back in 2006 and 2008. He represented USA at the Dallas Global Games U21 nine years ago.
Morrow has played previously professionally in Ukraine (Budivelnyk) and other NBA team (Golden State Warriors).



Wayne Ellington will play for Dallas Mavericks - by Eurobasket News

Wayne Ellington (6'4''-G-87, college: N.Carolina) will play for Dallas Mavericks in the next season. The player will leave Cleveland Cavaliers. In 38 games he had 10.4ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6apg last season. Ellington also played at the Grizzlies that season. In 40 games he recorded 5.5ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg. He also spent pre-season at the Timberwolves that year.
In 2009 Ellington was drafted by Minnesota Timberwolves in first round (28th overall). He attended University of North Carolina and it may be his fifth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Ellington's team won ACC Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2007 and 2009). He was also voted All-ACC Honorable Mention back in 2009 at his college time. Ellington represented USA at the Panamerican Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) six years ago.



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UC Berkeley votes Sean Lampley into its Athletic Hall of Fame - by Eurobasket Center

Sean Lampley (6'7''-F-79, college: California) joins the University of California- Berkeley Athletic Hall of Fame later this year. Actual induction takes place October 18,2013.

Lampley played for the University of California- Berkeley through four seasons, appearing in 123 games ( 1998-2001 ). Twice, he earned the Cal-Berkeley MVP honor. During his senior season he won the Pac-10 Player of the Year honor ( 2001 ). He presently ranks second on the Cal-Berkeley all-time men's basketball scoring table ( 1,776 pts. ).

He's enjoyed an immensely successful career, both collegiately and professionally:

NBA's Chicago Bulls select Lampley ( Round 2, Selection 45 ) in 2001
He signs in the Philippines at Batang Red Bull Thunder 2002/2003
In 2003 the NBA's Golden State Warriors sign Lampley
2004/2005 plays in Greece at Makedonikos
2006 he plays in Germany at Artland
In 2006 he plays for the NBA's Sacramento Kings during the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
In 2007 he plays in Spain at Clinicas Rincon Axarquia
2007/2008 Melbourne Tigers sign Sean Lampley in Australia
2008/2009 plays in Qatar at Al Arabi Sports Club

Sean Lampley is represented through Pinnacle Global Advisors, LLP. Pinnacle is a multifamily office located in San Juan and Tokyo

Source: pressbox.co.uk



Brandon Provost joins BG Leitershofen - by Daniel Poerschke

American Guard Brandon Provost (190-G-90) will start his professional career in Germany next season. The BG Leitershofen of the german Pro B league announced his signing today. Provost is a tall guard, who can play all three back-court positions. He spend his college career at NCAA 1 University of Texas-Pan American and averaged 14.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.2apg and 44% from three this past season. Leitershofen head coach Stefan Goschenhofer : "Brandon is a strong shooter, but also a above-average rebounder and good defender."


William Jones Cup: USA coast past Taiwan B - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan B - USA 69:101

The USA claimed the first win at the William Jones Cup. They defeated the Taiwanese B National Team to improve at 1-2 record. Eric Hicks (6'6''-F-83, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Cincinnati) netted 18 points for the winners.
The USA got to a very strong start. They went on an affirmative 24:11 run in the first period. The USA boosted their lead to 21 points at halftime 53:32. The North American side stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They accounted for a 25-point cushion before the fourth frame. The USA went on a 24:17 run in the final period to seal the victory. Curtis Marshall (6'6''-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) nailed 14 points, while Cervante Burrell (5'10''-PG-89, college: Seattle) added 12 points in the victory. Huang Chen-Jing (6'3''-G-78) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Taiwan B. Yu-An Chiang had 11 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Huang Chen-Jing 18, Yu-An Chiang 11
USA: Eric Hicks 18, Curtis Marshall 14, Cervante Burrell 12



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Alaska-Anchorage Announces Schedule - by Sanjey Noriega

From: goseawolves.com

ANCHORAGE University of Alaska Anchorage mens basketball head coach Rusty Osborne announced his teams 2013-14 schedule on Tuesday.

The Seawolves coming off an 18-9 campaign open Nov. 4 with an exhibition game at NAIA foe Masters (Calif.) College, followed by its regular-season openers the next week at Disneys Division II Tip-Off Classic, Nov. 8-10. It will mark UAAs third trip to the Anaheim event, where it will face Lindenwood (Mo.), Minnesota State and West Region foe Cal State Dominguez Hills.

The home schedule, which includes 17 games, begins Nov. 15-16 with the annual AT&T Jamboree at the Wells Fargo Sports Complex. The Seawolves will host Holy Names (Calif.) and Regis (Colo.) in the Jamboree, followed by another home game Nov. 17 against Holy Names.

UAA challenges Big 12 Conference foe Texas Christian to begin the 36th annual Carrs/Safeway Great Alaska Shootout on Nov. 27, followed by a match-up with Tulsa or Indiana State on Nov. 29 and either Pepperdine, Green Bay, Denver or Harvard on Nov. 30.

The Seawolves return to the WFSC for an early Great Northwest Athletic Conference game on Dec. 7 against rival Alaska Fairbanks, and close out the 2013 calendar with two non-league games against Northland (Ill.) International, Dec. 16-17.

The GNAC slate resumes Jan. 2 when UAA hosts defending league champ Western Washington on Jan. 2. Other key home dates include Central Washington on Jan. 18, Seattle Pacific on Feb. 6, Montana State Billings on Feb. 8, and the senior night finale against Western Oregon on Feb. 22.

The 4th annual GNAC Mens Basketball Tournament returns to Lacey, Wash., Mar. 5-8. The top six teams qualify, with seeds 3-6 meeting in the quarterfinals and the top two seeds receiving byes into the semifinals.

The NCAA Division II West Regionals are set for Mar. 14-17.





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Stankovic Cup: Nigeria beat Puerto Rico to finish third in Guangzhou - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rico - Nigeria 67:70

Nigeria clinched the third position at the Second Stage of Stankovic Cup. They overcame Puerto Rico in Guangzhou tonight. Olumide Oyedeji (210-C-81) stepped up with 16 points to pace the Eagles.
The teams traded baskets throughout the first period. The teams were locked at 15-all after ten minutes. They went neck and neck throughout the second frame. The scoreboard read 28:28 at halftime. Puerto Rico pulled ahead in the second frame. They registered a 47:46 lead heading into the fourth period. But Nigeria erupted for 24 points in the final term and stole the victory. Stan Okoye (198-F-91) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Richard Oruche (193-SG-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) and Stanley Gumut (197-F-86) added 11 points each for Nigeria. Derick Beltran (193-G-89, college: Southern) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico. Carlos Lopez-Sosa (211-F-90) netted 15 points in the loss.

Puerto Rico: Derick Beltran 16, Carlos Lopez-Sosa 15
Nigeria: Olumide Oyedeji 16, Stan Okoye 13, Richard Oruche 11, Stanley Gumut 11



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2013 University Games: Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener - by Eurobasket News

Germany-Oman 123:32

Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener of the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 2-1 record after a 123:32 victory. Oman remained winless at the tournament in Kazan and dropped at 0-3 record.
Germany won the first period 34:7 and looked better in each of the frames. The European side added 23-11 rally in the second period and led 57:18 at the halftime. Moreover Germany erupted with 42-7 surge in the third quarter and had 99 points entering the last stanza. They added 24-7 run at the end of the game for the final result.
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis netted 18. Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) had 16, Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) netted 13 and Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) added 12. AL AAMRI Nouh replied with 12 points in the losing effort, whilst AL AMRANI Mohanned and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 6 each.

Germany: Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 19, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 18, Dennis Kramer 16, Johannes Voigtmann 13, Ole Wendt 12
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 12, AL AMRANI Mohanned 6, AL FARRAJI Hassan 6



Oman University National Team 2013 - by Simas

4Ahmed Al-Sibani 175-PG-91
5Mahmood Amabou Ali 184-G-90
6Ahmed Al-Halhali 175-PG-91
7Nouh Al-Aamri 175-G-91
8Mohamed Al-Asmi 186-G-92
9Haitham Bani Araba 186-F-94
11Ashraf Al-Yarabi 187-G-89
12Faisal Al-Jamoudi 195-F-91
13Mohanned Al-Amrani 199-F-94
14Said Al-Saadi 191-G-94
15Hassan Al-Farraji 193-G-89




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2013 University Games: Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Japan-Philippines 93:51

Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan in Day 3 of the 2013 University Games. They improved to 1-2 record after a 93:51 win over Philippines. The latter still remained winless at the tournament.
Both teams entered the game without victories and desired to achieve the first success. Japan took 20:12 in the first period and added 20-9 surge in the second frame. Moreover Japan won the third period 22-19 and finished with massive 31-11 burst.
Soichiro Fujitaka (190-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Soichiro Fujitaka netted 11. Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) poured in 10, whilst Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) nailed 9 each. Rhaffy Octobre (92) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort. John Abad (90) had 14 and Alfred Codilla (91) brought 6.

Japan: Soichiro Fujitaka 17, Soichiro Fujitaka 11, Kebin Hareyama 10, Kosuke Hashimoto 9, Sohei Kawakami 9
Philippines: Rhaffy Octobre 15, John Abad 14, Alfred Codilla 6



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Nowakowski signed with Tarnobrzeg. - by Julian Grucki

Marcin Nowakowski (184-PG-89, agency: AB Agency) will play for Jezioro Tarnobrzeg this year.

In the last season in Polpharma Starogard Gdanski he was a very important player in the rotation of coach Mindaugas Budzinauskas .
Polish playmaker averaged 6,2 points 2,3 assists and 2,2 rebounds in 32 games in Tauron Basket Liga with almost 23 minutes on the floor.


He will try to implement a game plan in his new team provided by a new coach in Tarnobrzeg - Leszek Marzec (agency: Promotex ).

Product of UMKS Kielce has already an impresive basketball resume:
- 2012/2013 Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (TBL)
- 2011/2012 Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (TBL)
- 2011/2012 Anwil Wocawek (TBL)
- 2010/2011 Polonia Warszawa (TBL)
- 2009/2010 Polonia Azbud Warszawa (TBL)
- 2008/2009 Polonia Gaz Ziemny Warszawa (PLK)


This is an another polish asset, who will play in 2013/2014 in Tarnobrzeg. Earlier contracts with the club have signed: Dawid Przybyszewski (215-C-81, college: Vanderbilt), Krzysztof Krajniewski (199-F-89), Jakub Patoka (200-F-94), Michal Marciniak (195-G-79), Piotr Pyszniak (181-PG-92), Szymon Lukasiak (208-C-87, agency: Promotex, college: Jacksonville) and Piotr Pandura (197-F-95).



Polpharma inks Cezary Trybanski!! - by Greg

SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (TBL) strenghtened their roster by signing 34-year old first Polish NBA player - Cezary Trybanski (218-113kg-79). The Big man played last season at Dzukija in Lithuanian NKL league. In 39 games he had 12.6ppg, 9.7rpg (#2 in the league) and 3.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Trybanski was a member of Polish Senior National Team back in 2001-2007.
In the NBA Trybanski played for Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors. He also played few years in NBA D-League (Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns)



PGE Turow Zgorzelec announced Filip Dylewicz - by Eurobasket News

PGE Turow Zgorzelec announced Filip Dylewicz (202-F-80) who played last time at Trefl Sopot. In 36 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.9apg last season. He helped them to win the supercup. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Dylewicz won Polish League championship title for six years in a row (between 2004 and 2009). He received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Domestic Player of the Year award in 2011. Dylewicz represented Poland at the Qualifications to European Championships 2011 three years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.8ppg, 1.5rpg.
Dylewicz has played also professionally in France, Italy (Air Avellino) and Poland (Znicz Basket, Franz Astoria Bydgoszcz and Asseco Prokom Gdynia).



Polpharma inks Cezary Trybanski!! - by Eurobasket Center

SKS Polpharma-Pakmet Starogard Gd. (TBL) strenghtened their roster by signing 34-year old first Polish NBA player - Cezary Trybanski (218-113kg-79). The Big man played last season at Dzukija in Lithuanian NKL league. In 39 games he had 12.6ppg, 9.7rpg (#2 in the league) and 3.1bpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very impressive season as he was voted Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian NKL Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team. Trybanski was a member of Polish Senior National Team back in 2001-2007.
In the NBA Trybanski played for Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls and Toronto Raptors. He also played few years in NBA D-League (Tulsa 66ers, Reno Bighorns)



Danilo Mijatovic signs at Anwil - by Eurobasket Center

Anwil Wloclawek (TBL) landed Serbian Danilo Mijatovic (205-106kg-83). 29-year old forward is Anwil's first foreign player signed for the upcoming season. He has played for the last seven years at Radnicki Kragujevac in Serbian A League. In 14 games he averaged 5.1ppg and 2.4rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mijatovic also played 23 games in Adriatic League where he had 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.




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Stats Leaders - BSN

Points Per Game
 Mike HARRIS
  Ponce
  (198-F-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Harris, Ponce20.1 
 2. Ayuso, Guaynabo20.0 
 3. Hickerson, San G.19.8 
 4. Diogu, Ponce19.2 
 5. Carmona, Caner.18.6 
 6. Vassallo, Arecibo17.8 
 7. Shannon, Bayamon17.8 
 8. Brown, Humacao17.2 
 9. Wilkinson, Mayaguez16.3 
 10. Huertas, Quebradi.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jose LLOREDA
  Guaynabo
  (203-F/C-80)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Lloreda, Guaynabo11.8 
 2. Harris, Ponce10.6 
 3. Uter, Humacao9.6 
 4. Ramos, Arecibo8.8 
 5. Phillip, San German8.6 
 6. Siler, Ponce8.6 
 7. Diogu, Ponce8.5 
 8. Mata, Quebradillas8.5 
 9. Balkman, Guayama8.2 
 10. Harrellson, Chong.8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Filiberto RIVERA
  Humacao
  (190-PG-82)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Rivera, Humacao7.1 
 2. Hinson, Guayama5.4 
 3. Hamilton, Mayaguez5.3 
 4. Lisch, Quebradillas5.2 
 5. Dalmau, Guaynabo5.0 
 6. Dentmon, Arecibo4.7 
 7. Rivera, Ponce4.5 
 8. Clemente, Humacao4.5 
 9. Huertas, Quebradil.4.0 
 10. Diaz, Arecibo3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Elpidio FORTUNA
  Leones SD
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 2
 1. Fortuna, Leones SD2.0 
 2. Balkman, Guayama1.8 
 3. Coronado, Guayama1.6 
 4. Hamilton, Mayaguez1.5 
 5. Mojica, Bayamon1.5 
 6. Lisch, Quebradillas1.5 
 7. Diaz, Arecibo1.4 
 8. Pinnock, Mayaguez1.4 
 9. Williams, Santurce1.3 
 10. Dentmon, Arecibo1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kleon PENN
  Humacao
  (213-C-86)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Penn, Humacao2.4 
 2. Mata, Quebradillas1.6 
 3. Uter, Humacao1.6 
 4. Siler, Ponce1.5 
 5. Harrellson, Chongq.1.5 
 6. Balkman, Guayama1.3 
 7. Lee, Quebradillas1.2 
 8. Gates, Guayama1.2 
 9. Aubry, Mayaguez1.2 
 10. Scott, Humacao1.1 


Stankovic Cup: Nigeria beat Puerto Rico to finish third in Guangzhou - by Eurobasket News

Puerto Rico - Nigeria 67:70

Nigeria clinched the third position at the Second Stage of Stankovic Cup. They overcame Puerto Rico in Guangzhou tonight. Olumide Oyedeji (210-C-81) stepped up with 16 points to pace the Eagles.
The teams traded baskets throughout the first period. The teams were locked at 15-all after ten minutes. They went neck and neck throughout the second frame. The scoreboard read 28:28 at halftime. Puerto Rico pulled ahead in the second frame. They registered a 47:46 lead heading into the fourth period. But Nigeria erupted for 24 points in the final term and stole the victory. Stan Okoye (198-F-91) chipped in 13 points for the winners. Richard Oruche (193-SG-87, college: Ill.-Springfield) and Stanley Gumut (197-F-86) added 11 points each for Nigeria. Derick Beltran (193-G-89, college: Southern) answered with 16 points for Puerto Rico. Carlos Lopez-Sosa (211-F-90) netted 15 points in the loss.

Puerto Rico: Derick Beltran 16, Carlos Lopez-Sosa 15
Nigeria: Olumide Oyedeji 16, Stan Okoye 13, Richard Oruche 11, Stanley Gumut 11



Piratas beat Brujos in game one of semifinals - by Luis Modestti


Piratas de Quebradillas defeated Brujos de Guayama 88-80 to win game one of their semifinal series. They continue Thursday in Guayama.

Guayama had a quick start led by Renaldo Balkman and in the second quarter they took a 32-18 lead. Quebradillas reacted with a 25-6 run in the final seven minutes to finish the first half up 43-38.

In the third quarter there were many lead changes and finished tied at 67.

Then in the final quarter the game stayed close until Quebradillas ended it with a 7-0 run in the final two minutes. David Huertas secured the game with a three-pointer with 26.9 left.

Shawn Redhage (203-F-81, agency: Warren Sports International, college: Arizona St.) scored 21 points and Kevin Lisch (188-G-86, college: St.Louis) 16 for Piratas.

Semifinals action continues Wednesday as Leones de Ponce visit Cangrejeros de Santurce. Cangrejeros have a 1-0 series lead.



Cangrejeros stole one on the road to begin semifinals - by Luis Modestti


Cangrejeros de Santurce defeated Leones de Ponce 76-74 to take a 1-0 semifinals lead. The series continue on Wednesday in Santurce.

David Jackson (196-G-82, college: Penn St.) scored 23 points, Alex Galindo 18 and Joseph Jones 10 for Santurce. Jackson was crucial in the final quarter scoring two free-throws to put his team up 76-71 with 24 seconds left.

Ponce struggled with free-throws, missing 13, but had the opportunity to force overtime after Carlos Emory grabbed an offensive board but missed the final attempt. They also missed 20 three-pointers.

Mike Harris scored 21 points, Ike Diogu 17 and Carlos Rivera 11 for Ponce. This was their first loss at home since June 18.

This was a game of runs by both teams but Santurce took control in the third quarter and extended the lead in the midpoint of the final quarter. Their defense was great over the imports of Ponce and offensively stayed with a consistent attack by their shooters.



Brujos sign Ron Lewis - by Luis Modestti



Brujos de Guayama signed guard Ron Lewis (193-G-84, college: Ohio St.) for the semifinals. He replaces Juan Coronado (193-G-83) who went out with a back injury.

Lewis played for Antalya in Turkey where he averaged 16 points, 4,5 rebounds and 2,9 assists in 21 games. He played college ball at Bowling Green and Ohio State. Professionally he has played in Belgium, Israel and Czech Republic. He is expected to play in the backcourt with Darnell Hinson who has done a great job in the playoffs.

Team management said that they could bring back Coronado later in the series. The Dominican player went to his country and his doctor recommended him to rest for a week. This year he averaged 11,3 points, 5 rebounds and 3,7 assists.



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Kayode Ayeni Will Continue His Career with Al Arabi for 2013-14 Season - by Surujh Roopnarine

25-year old small forward Kayode Ayeni (196-F-87, college: St.Francis, NY) has signed a contract with Al Arabi Club Doha of Qatar for the 2013-14 season. Ayeni, a fourth-year pro out of St. Francis completed his first season overseas with Al Wakrah this past year. After toiling in the US minor leagues for two seasons in the ABA and EBA, Ayeni made a big impact on the Qatari basketball scene. In 15 games for Al Wakrah he averaged 24.1 points (2nd in the league), 12.9 rebounds (4th), 2.4 assists, and 2.5 steals (4th) while shooting 49.2% from the field, 33.0% from three and 84.8% from the line. For his efforts the 6-5 Ayeni was named to the Asia-Basket.com All-Qatari D1 2nd Team.
When asked what led to his decision to return to Qatar and ultimately sign with Al Arabi Club Doha for the new season which will begin in October, he said Qatar is such a beautiful and comfortable country and once I saw I had the opportunity to return it was an easy decision for me. I chose Al Arabi Club Doha because I felt I was ready for a new challenge and I really liked the direction in which the team was heading in. I think this season will be fun.



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2013 University Games: Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Romania-Mongolia 89:72

Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European team overcame Mongolia 89:72 in the start of Day 3 and kept them winless.
Romania started with 23-19 lead and also scored the same number of points in the second frame. They led 12 points at the halftime and pushed the tempo in the third quarter. After a 24-16 surge Romania grabbed a 70:50 lead after three quarters and did not mind Mongolias 22-19 rally in the last quartet.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) stepped up with 23 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland posted 14 points. Catalin Petrisor (184-PG-92) delivered 9 points in a win. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with massive 25 points, while Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) notched 21. Sergelen Otgonbaatar (178-PG-89) finished the game with 12 points in a loss.
Romania showed 63% from the field. Mongolia had 43 as they scored 23/54 shots.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 23, Vlad Corpodean 14, TOROK Rolland 14+15 rebs, Catalin Petrisor 9
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 25, Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sergelen Otgonbaatar 12



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U20 European Championship: Spain beat Russia in opener - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Russia U20 76:54

Spain recorded the first win at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Russia in Group C opener. Daniel Diez (203-F-93) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners.
Spain unloaded 27 points in the opening quarter to gain a 12-point lead. Russia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They cut the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 37:30. But Spain did not allow their counterparts to get any closer in the third term. The Spanish team built a 14-point lead before the fourth frame. They dominated throughout the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jaime Fernandez (187-G-93) notched 14 points, while Sebastian Saiz (203-F-94) added 10 points for the winning side. Aleksandr Gudumak (203-C-93) answered with 15 points for Russia. Artem Komolov (194-SF-93) netted 11 points in the losing effort.

Spain U20: Daniel Diez 23, Jaime Fernandez 14, Sebastian Saiz 10
Russia U20: Aleksandr Gudumak 15, Artem Komolov 11



2013 University Games: Balanced Russia beat South Korea - by Eurobasket News

Russia-South Korea 113:53

Balanced Russia beat South Korea in the last game of Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. The hosts of the tournament closed the day with a 113:53 win and improved to 3-0 record. The Asian team meanwhile fell at 2-1 record in Group A.
Russia started the game with 27:14 and continued their dominance in the second period. They added 30-15 surge before the halftime for 57:29 after 20 minutes in the court. Moreover Russia erupted with 33-13 burst in the third quarter and finished the game with 23-11 run.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) as well as Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) poured in 13 each. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) notched 12, whilst Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) netted 10 apiece. Jeong Hyo Geun (200-F-93) finished the game with 14 points in a loss, whilst Lee Dae Heon (198-F-92) and DOO Kyung Min scored 10 each.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 20, Maxim Grigoryev 13, Semen Antonov 13, Andrey Zubkov 12, Pavel Antipov 10, Evgeny Valiev 10
South Korea: Jeong Hyo Geun 14, Lee Dae Heon 10, DOO Kyung Min 10



Enisey extend contract with Alexei Kotishevskiy - by Athanasios Ntinas

Enisey Krasnoyarsk extended the contract of forward Alexei Kotishevskiy (197-F-85) according to the official site of the Krasnoyarsk club. The dynamic forward signed a one year extension. Last season Kotishevskiy recorded 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal per game, in 27 matches. Previously Alexei Kotishevskiy played for Spartak St.Petersburg and Radnicki Kragujevac in Serbia. Among other achievements Kotishevskiy has won the Russian cup in 2011 with Spartak St.Petersburg and represented Russia in the World University Games in Belgrade (2009).


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2013 University Games: Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Mexico 100:48

Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico to win in Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. Serbia enjoyed a 100:48 win for 3-0 record. Mexico meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped ta 2-1 record.
Serbia won the first period 23-10 and added 24-11 in the second frame. The Balkan side looked also confident in the second half and posted two victories. Serbia needed a 37-14 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with 16-13 rally. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) brought 100th points at the end of the game.
Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 15. BALABAN Darko poured in 10, whilst Stefan Zivanovic and MAJSTOROVIC Dorde had 9 each. Daniel Giron (175-G-89) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort and FELIX Jesus added 6. Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92), Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and SANTANA Pablo delivered 5 points each.

Serbia: Nikola Markovic 22, Dejan Djokic 15, BALABAN Darko 10, Stefan Zivanovic 9, MAJSTOROVIC Dorde 9
Mexico: Daniel Giron 8, FELIX Jesus 6, Ricardo Calatayud 5, Juan Ramirez 5, SANTANA Pablo 5



U20 European Championship: Lithuania edges Serbia in a thriller - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20-Lithuania U20 64:68

Lithuania edges Serbia in a thriller of the U20 European Championship in Group A. The Baltic side needed a very productive third period for 68:64 win.
Serbia opened the game with 4-0 run and had 15:13 at the end of the first period. The team dominated the second quarter and reached 35:27 at the halftime. Lithuania however looked superb in the third quarter and managed to take control of the game. Mindaugas Kacinas (201-F-93) gave his side 42:41 midway through the second frame and Laimonas Chatkevicius (211-F-93) brought 51:43. No matter how hard Serbia tried to win the game, Lithuania managed to escape with the narrow victory.
Vaidas Kariniauskas (200-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and Laimonas Chatkevicius notched 13. Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-F-93) added 10, whilst Mindaugas Kacinas netted 6. Luka Mitrovic (204-F/C-93) answered with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Sasa Avramovic (195-G-93, agency: Beo Basket) and Ivan Marinkovic (208-F/C-93) had 10 each. Nemanja Krstic (198-SF-93) poured in 9 points in a loss.

Serbia U20: Luka Mitrovic 20+10 rebs, Sasa Avramovic 10, Ivan Marinkovic 10, Nemanja Krstic 9
Lithuania U20: Vaidas Kariniauskas 23, Laimonas Chatkevicius 13, Osvaldas Olisevicius 10, Mindaugas Kacinas 6



Danilo Mijatovic signs at Anwil - by Greg

Anwil Wloclawek (TBL) landed Serbian Danilo Mijatovic (205-106kg-83). 29-year old forward is Anwil's first foreign player signed for the upcoming season. He has played for the last seven years at Radnicki Kragujevac in Serbian A League. In 14 games he averaged 5.1ppg and 2.4rpg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mijatovic also played 23 games in Adriatic League where he had 4.7ppg and 1.6rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.




Milan Macvan and Vladimir Micov to miss EuroBasket - by Ivan Milenkovic

Serbian national team is in big problems ahead of EuroBasket. Besides three injured players - Dusko Savanovic, Novica Velickovic and Zoran Erceg, two more players decided not to play in Slovenia - Milan Macvan (205-PF-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) and Vladimir Micov (201-F-85, agency: Beo Basket).
Galatasaray's power forward simply didn't show up at national team's gathering, while small forward of CSKA showed up and said that he is not ready. This is another strange move of Vladimir Micov. A year ago, Dusan Ivkovic didn't call him up to national team because he had information that player is injured. Vladimir Micov said that it is not true and that he is ready to play for Serbia, but when Duda apologized and invited player to join national team - Vladimir Micov was apparently injured!? Now former Cantu player doesn't want to play for national team again.
On the other hand, injured Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) is with the team from day one. Playmaker can't practice and it is unknown when he will be ready, but Serbia's key player wants to play at EuroBasket and everyone is waiting for his recovery.



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Juevol Myles to try his first pro year - by Thomas Kottra

There is a pre-season about to start in Komarno on August. The roster is completed, new play-maker's name is Juevol Myles (185-G-89, college: S.Dakota).
"My expectations is to come in with an open mind and embrace the opportunity God has given me," stated the fresh guard of the recent unsuccessful finalist. MBK Rieker Komarno signed a deal with 24 years old graduate from University of South Dakota for one year.
It will be a tough year full of highest expectations for young guard from Canada. Juevol averaged 15.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 games last year. The team which ended as beaten finalist two times in a row is hungry for the title. "I understand that I am joining a great organization that has been winning a lot of games recently and I want to continue that while I enjoy my new life in Slovakia," he told us.
Juevol Myles is one of three North American imports of the MBK Rieker Komarno. The team from Slovak-Hungarian borders has also signed one Hungarian and two Slovenian players.



Bilic re-joins Komarno - by Thomas Kottra

Sinisa Bilic (201-F-89) is back in MBK Rieker Komarno! Slovenian forward who participated on silver success in season 2011/2012 re-joined his recent team for the next season. After the unsuccessful final battle with Prievidza, Sinisa decided to try his luck with Astrum Levice, but appeared in only 8 games in most prestigious Slovak league and 10 times in Czech highest division. "I had bad luck with my injury. After I got back healthy, the new coach Oleg Meleschenko did not give me a lot of playing time," Sinisa explaines.
After sitting out without game appearance for three month He decided to move to BK Edymax SPU Nitra where he received more playing time and also tasted the play-offs again. "I am still thankful to the management of Nitra, because they took me after my injury," he adds.
Sinisa's decision to join the club was not a hard one. "My year in Komarno was the best one. I liked playing for MBK Rieker, because they have great fans and the team was good. At the end we finished only second, but it is still a big success." Expectations of 24 years old forward are high, he knows the coach staff and the team background very well. "I think we have one of the best coaches. I believe that he will put together a good team. As he does every year," Sinisa told us.



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U20 European Championship: Slovenia silence hosts in Tallinn - by Eurobasket News

Estonia U20 - Slovenia U20 69:79

Slovenia opened win count at the U20 European Championship. They upset the fans in Tallinn by beating their favourites at the start of the tournament. Miha Lapornik (192-G-93) notched 21 points and 8 rebounds to lead Slovenia.
Estonia ensured a brave start to the game. They poured in 25 points in the first period to take a 5-point lead. But Slovenia responded with a 27-point outburst in the second frame to snatch a 47:45 halftime lead. The visitors maintained the advantage throughout the third period. Slovenia accounted for a 64:60 lead before the fourth quarter. Estonia however scored just 9 points in the final frame and gave up the victory. Gregor Hrovat (196-G-94) had 17 points, while Matej Rojc (198-G-93) added 12 points for the winning side. Martin Paasoja (193-G-93) and Rait-Riivo Laane (182-PG-93) responded with 12 points apiece for Estonia.

Estonia U20: Martin Paasoja 12, Rait-Riivo Laane 12
Slovenia U20: Miha Lapornik 21, Gregor Hrovat 17, Matej Rojc 12



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William Jones Cup: South Korea edge Lebanon to gain 4-0 record - by Eurobasket News

South Korea - Lebanon 61:52

South Korea extended their perfect run at the William Jones Cup. They held off Lebanon in Taipei today to stay on top of the ladder. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) scored 12 points to lead balanced effort from the Korean team. Lebanon fell at 2-2 record at the tournament.
South Korea claimed a 12:5 lead after ten minutes of action. They stayed aggressive defensively in the third period. South Korea claimed a 34:18 halftime advantage. Lebanon stopped the bleeding in the third term. They cut the distance at 13-point mark at the final intermission. Lebanon went on a 17:13 run in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. Yang Dong-Geun (181-G-81) nailed 8 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) chipped in 7 points for the winners. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) responded with game-high 23 points and 10 boards for Lebanon. Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83) delivered 11 points in the defeat.

South Korea: Cho Sung-Min 12, Yang Dong-Geun 8, Kim Joo-Sung 7
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 23+10 boards, Mohammed Ibrahim 11



South Korean University National Team 2013 - by Simas

South Korean University National Team 2013
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Kung-Min Doo
Doo
Jihoo Kim
Kim
Ho Bin Han
Han
Hyo Geun Jeong
Jeong
Jun-Yl Kim
Kim
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4Lee Jaedo 181-G-91
5Doo Kung-Min 184-G-91
6Heo Ung 183-G-93
7Park Jae-Hyun 187-G-91 Samsung Th. South Korea
8Kim Jihoo 188-G-92
9Lee Hyeon Seok 189-G-92
10Bae Soo Yone 196-F-92
11Jeon Seong Hyen 190-G-91
12Han Ho Bin 181-PG-91
13Jeong Hyo Geun 200-F-93
14Lee Dae Heon 198-F-92
15Kim Jun-Yl 202-C-92 Yonsei University South Korea




2013 University Games: Balanced Russia beat South Korea - by Eurobasket News

Russia-South Korea 113:53

Balanced Russia beat South Korea in the last game of Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. The hosts of the tournament closed the day with a 113:53 win and improved to 3-0 record. The Asian team meanwhile fell at 2-1 record in Group A.
Russia started the game with 27:14 and continued their dominance in the second period. They added 30-15 surge before the halftime for 57:29 after 20 minutes in the court. Moreover Russia erupted with 33-13 burst in the third quarter and finished the game with 23-11 run.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) as well as Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) poured in 13 each. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) notched 12, whilst Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) netted 10 apiece. Jeong Hyo Geun (200-F-93) finished the game with 14 points in a loss, whilst Lee Dae Heon (198-F-92) and DOO Kyung Min scored 10 each.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 20, Maxim Grigoryev 13, Semen Antonov 13, Andrey Zubkov 12, Pavel Antipov 10, Evgeny Valiev 10
South Korea: Jeong Hyo Geun 14, Lee Dae Heon 10, DOO Kyung Min 10



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U20 European Championship: Spain beat Russia in opener - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Russia U20 76:54

Spain recorded the first win at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Russia in Group C opener. Daniel Diez (203-F-93) stepped up with 23 points to pace the winners.
Spain unloaded 27 points in the opening quarter to gain a 12-point lead. Russia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. They cut the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 37:30. But Spain did not allow their counterparts to get any closer in the third term. The Spanish team built a 14-point lead before the fourth frame. They dominated throughout the final period and sealed the victory at the end. Jaime Fernandez (187-G-93) notched 14 points, while Sebastian Saiz (203-F-94) added 10 points for the winning side. Aleksandr Gudumak (203-C-93) answered with 15 points for Russia. Artem Komolov (194-SF-93) netted 11 points in the losing effort.

Spain U20: Daniel Diez 23, Jaime Fernandez 14, Sebastian Saiz 10
Russia U20: Aleksandr Gudumak 15, Artem Komolov 11



Gran Canaria tab Ian O'Leary - by Eurobasket News

Gran Canaria bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Ian O'Leary (201-F-86, college: St.Mary's, CA).. The Irish forward spent the last season with Valladolid. He notched 11.6 points, 5.6 rebounds per game in ACB. Previously Ian O'Leary had stints with Palencia, Oviedo, Ciudad de Vigo and Reno Bighorns. He was named All-Spanish LEB Silver Forward of the Year in 2011.


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William Jones Cup: Taiwan defeat Jordan - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Jordan 91:61

Taiwan posted the third win at the William Jones Cup. The hosts outgunned Jordan for 3-1 record. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) notched 16 points to lead the charge. Jordan suffered the third loss in a row.
Taiwan eked out a narrow 19:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. The hosts secured a 32:26 halftime advantage. Taiwan exploded with a 31:15 rally in the third term to clear off. Jordan conceded 28 points in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Tseng Wen-Ting (203-F/C-84) produced 13 points for the hosts. Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) had 14 points in the win. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Florida) responded with 16 points for Jordan. Wesam Al-Sous (187-PG-83) had 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Lu Cheng-Ju 16, Tsai Wen-Cheng 14, Tseng Wen-Ting 13
Jordan: Jimmy Baxter 16, Wesam Al-Sous 12



William Jones Cup: USA coast past Taiwan B - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan B - USA 69:101

The USA claimed the first win at the William Jones Cup. They defeated the Taiwanese B National Team to improve at 1-2 record. Eric Hicks (6'6''-F-83, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Cincinnati) netted 18 points for the winners.
The USA got to a very strong start. They went on an affirmative 24:11 run in the first period. The USA boosted their lead to 21 points at halftime 53:32. The North American side stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They accounted for a 25-point cushion before the fourth frame. The USA went on a 24:17 run in the final period to seal the victory. Curtis Marshall (6'6''-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) nailed 14 points, while Cervante Burrell (5'10''-PG-89, college: Seattle) added 12 points in the victory. Huang Chen-Jing (6'3''-G-78) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Taiwan B. Yu-An Chiang had 11 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Huang Chen-Jing 18, Yu-An Chiang 11
USA: Eric Hicks 18, Curtis Marshall 14, Cervante Burrell 12



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Usak lands Chris Warren, ex Nanterre - by Eurobasket News

Mackolik.com Usak Universitesi (TBL) tabbed 25-year old American point guard Chris Warren (178-76kg-88, college: Mississippi). He played most recently at JSF Nanterre in French ProA. In 38 games he averaged 12.0ppg, 1.9rpg and 2.4apg last season. He helped them to win the league title and they also made it to the cup final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to French ProA All-Star Game NIKEiD Challenge Contest.
The previous (11-12) season Warren played at Adelaide 36ers (NBL) in Australian league. In 28 games he had 14.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.2apg. He received All-SEC 1st Team award in 2011 at his college time.
Warren graduated from University of Mississippi in 2011 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Stanley Burrell (ex Bremerhaven) signs at Gaziantep - by Eurobasket News

Royal Hali Gaziantep Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) landed 29-year old American point guard Stanley Burrell (191-84). He played most recently at Eisbaeren Bremerhaven in German BBL league. In 32 games he was second best scorer with impressive 16.2ppg and recorded 2.6rpg and 4.3apg (top 5) last season. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. It was a very successful season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention, All-Star Game and All-Newcomers Team.
The previous (11-12) season Burrell played at Energa Czarni in Polish league. In 39 games he averaged remarkable 15.6ppg, 3.2rpg and 4.8apg that season. It was a very successful year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention.
In 2010-11 season Burrell played at Okapi Aalstar (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 36 games he had 8.6ppg, 1.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.0spg. He contributed to his team making it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Burrell also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had 15.0ppg, 2.5rpg, 2.5apg and 2.0spg.
In 2009-10 season he played at VOO Verviers-Pepinster (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 31 games he had 10.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.6apg (leader !!!). The most of previous (08-09) season Burrell spent at Austin Toros in D-League. In 23 games he had 6.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 2.0apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Burrell also spent early in the season at Bosna ASA BHT in Bosnia and Herzegovina league that year. In 17 Adriatic League games he had 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.8apg.
Among other achievements his team won Atlantic 10 Regular Season for two years in a row (2007 and 2008). Burrell received also All-Atlantic 10 Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2008.
He is a very experienced player.

By Eurobasket Data Center



U20 European Championship: Ahmet Tuncer brings Turkey the win over Croatia - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20-Croatia U20 74:73

Ahmet Tuncer brings Turkey the win over Croatia in one of the best games of the U20 European Championship Day 1. He drilled a jump-shot with five seconds on the clock to give his team a 74:73 win over Croatia.
Turkey had an east start and enjoyed a 23:14 lead at the end of the first period. Croatia however replied immediately with a 20-13 surge and trailed 34:36 at the halftime. Turkey played again in the start of the third period and reached 54:45 after Dokuyans shot. Croatia meanwhile created a 9-0 run to tie the game at 54:54 at the end of the third period. Both teams exchanged the lead several times in the last stanza, but Ahmet Tuncer brought Turkey the win over Croatia.
Berkay Candan (204-F-93) led the way with 17 points and Erbil Eroglu (195-PG-93) netted 14. Ahmet Tuncer (193-G-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) delivered 11, whilst Ramazan Tekin (212-C-93) posted 7. Matej Buovac (201-F-93) answered with 20 points in the losing effort and Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93, agency: Interperformances) as well as Samac delivered 13 points each. Henrik Sirko (198-F-93) followed them with 11 points.

Turkey U20: Berkay Candan 17, Erbil Eroglu 14, Ahmet Tuncer 11, Ramazan Tekin 7
Croatia U20: Matej Buovac 20, Marko Ramljak 13, Samac 13+10 rebs, Henrik Sirko 11



TED Kolejliler Ankara keep Jovo Stanojevic - by Eurobasket News

TED Kolejliler Ankara keep Jovo Stanojevic (208-C-77, agency: Beo Basket). He was a team leader there last season. In 33 TBL games he averaged impressive 18.5ppg, 6.2rpg and 2.9apg.
The previous (11-12) season Stanojevic played at Pinar Karsiyaka SK Izmir. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 32 TBL games he had 15.0ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.1apg. Stanojevic also played 12 games in EuroChallenge where he had very remarkable stats: 20.3ppg, 7.9rpg and 1.3apg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-EuroChallenge Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Stanojevic also played 2 games in Eurocup where he was the best scorer with 12.5ppg and recorded 5.0rpg (#4 in the league) and 1.0spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Ukrainian Cup final in 2009. Stanojevic received also Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Player of the Year award back in 2006. He represented Serbia at the Arab Club Championships three years ago. Stanojevic's team got to the Semifinals.
He is a very experienced player. Jovo Stanojevic has played also professionally in Israel, Kuwait (Al Kuwait), Poland (Asseco Prokom Gdynia), Germany (ALBA Berlin), Turkey (Besiktas and Kepez Bld), Serbia (Vojvodina Srbijagas and Mega Vizura) and Ukraine (BC Kyiv).



Banvit Basketbol Kulubu inks Cevher Ozer - by Eurobasket News

Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (TBL) agreed terms with 30-year old domestic ex-international power forward Cevher Ozer (206-83, agency: 1x1 Sports). He played last season at Besiktas (TBL). In 30 games he had 8.2ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the cup.
The previous (11-12) season Ozer played at Galatasaray. In 33 games he recorded 5.0ppg and 2.0rpg that season. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Ozer also played 18 games in Euroleague where he recorded 3.6ppg and 1.4rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as he was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2006,2007,2009,2010 and 2011.
Ozer was also a member of Turkish international program for some years. He played for Turkish Senior National Team between 2004 and 2009 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2002. Ozer represented Turkey at the Mediterranean Games eight years ago.
He has played previously for two other Turkey teams: Darussafaka and Turk Telekom.
Ozer could be described: He has the potential to become a top level PF in European basket. Great great talent. Very effective outside shot. Great leaping ability that helps him to finish the hoop with a dunk in traffic. Nickname “Cicio”.

By Eurobasket Data Center



Mersin adds Barbour to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi (TBL) added to their roster 31-year old Lebanese ex-international swingman Antwain Barbour (196-88kg-82, college: Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports). He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. Barbour played last season at Victoria Libertas Pesaro in Italian SerieA. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 15.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest.
The previous (11-12) season he played at Cibona (A1) in Croatian league. The team played in four different competitions (!!!) that year, and Barbour was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 15 A1 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He helped them to win the league title. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Croatian A1 League All-Imports Team and to the All-Star Game. Barbour also played 2 games in Euroleague where he averaged 10.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.0spg. He also played 5 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.4ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. And finally Barbour played 24 games in Adriatic League where he averaged 12.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com Adriatic League All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
In 2010-11 season he played at Erdemirspor Eregli. In 30 games he averaged remarkable 17.2ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.6apg. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention. Barbour was a member of Lebanese Senior National Team in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Barbour has played also professionally in Spain (Tenerife, La Palma and Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa BC), Venezuela (Guaros), CBA (Yakama S.) and ABA (Kentucky C.).
He attended University of Kentucky until 2004 and it will be his tenth season as a professional player.
On Barbour: Was only a role player at his college times, but flourished as an outstanding pro in Europe. Has great athletic skills that make him superb on the open court and in fast breaks and also very effective at the defensive side. Doesn' t shot so well from outside, but he's improving this part of the game, and he's yet a very good scorer driving to the basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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2013 University Games: Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine Estonia 52:71

Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan at the third day of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side grabbed a 2-1 record after a 71:52 win. Ukraine meanwhile lost their third consecutive game.
Estonia scored the first five points in the game and Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) brought 13:5. They led 18:14 after the first period and added 23-14 rally in the second frame. Ukraine managed to win the third period 15-14 but could not come closer to the Estonian side. The latter finished the game with a 16-9 surge for the final result.
Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) led the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Madis Saarmets nailed 14. KEEDUS Erik had 12 and Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) added 8. POLYULYAK Mykola top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 12 points and ROCHNIAK Anton collected 9 points and 14 rebounds. MOTORCHUK Viacheslav and Dmytro Marchenko (202-F-92) finished the game with 7 points each.

Ukraine: POLYULYAK Mykola 12, ROCHNIAK Anton 9+14 rebs, MOTORCHUK Viacheslav 7, Dmytro Marchenko 7
Estonia: Toomas Raadik 24+10 rebs, Madis Saarmets 14, KEEDUS Erik 12, Priidik Ulp 8



U20 European Championship: Mugosa Marko and Pavic Vukota combined for 52 points against Ukraine - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20-Montenegro U20 58:83

Marko Mugosa (195-F-93) and Vukota Pavic (203-C-93) combined for 52 points against Ukraine at the U20 European Championship. They helped Montenegro to win the game 83:58 in Day 1.
Ukraine led also three times in the opening tip of the game. Trailing 4:6, Montenegro however erupted with a 9-0 run and grabbed 13:4 lead after Vukota Pavics shot. Later Marko Mugosa closed the frame at 18:10 as his team continued their dominance in the rest of the game. Montenegro added 22-21 in the second period and led 9 points at the halftime. Moreover Montenegro won the third quarter 21-12 and finished the game with 22-15 rally.
Marko Mugosa paced all the winners with 30 points and Vukota Pavic nailed 22. Masan Vrbica (190-G-94) delivered 8, while Milija Mikovic (205-C-94) notched 7. Klym Artamonov (183-PG-93), Sergiy Zagreba (213-C-94) and Oleksandr Furs (202-PF-93) brought 10 points each in the losing effort.

Ukraine U20: Klym Artamonov 10, Sergiy Zagreba 10, Oleksandr Furs 10
Montenegro U20: Marko Mugosa 30, Vukota Pavic 22, Masan Vrbica 8, Milija Mikovic 7



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London United Players To Play In French League - by Paul Nilsen


London United - Harefield Academy has joined forces with Buckinghamshire New University and BCM Gravelines Grand Fort Philippe to create a basketball programme with students completing a BSc in Sport Science and Coaching Theory . This course will offer an absolutely unique approach to the education of potential coaches and professional players from Great Britain and across Europe. Students will be offered the opportunity to compete in Mens Div 2 in England whilst simultaneously participating in the French Regional League Cup competition, Leroux Challenge with a guaranteed 16 games in France.
To maximise their exposure to European professional basketball, students participating in the degree will take part in lectures delivered by coaching staff from BCM Gravelines (Pro A regular season winner 2012/13 and Final Four of Eurochalenge). In addition students will have on court training sessions everyday with unrestricted access to strength and conditioning facilities.
In terms of academic provision the degree will consist of 16 modules all designed to complement their basketball performance. Alongside the degree students will have the opportunity to gain vocational qualifications including UKCC Basketball Coaching Level h1 and 2 and Health and Fitness Instructor level 2 and 3. The programme also offers students the opportunity to gain crucial coaching experience through London United Basketball Clubs community and junior programmes.
Head Coach of London United Harefield Academy, Jack Majewski was understandably excited when he declared his verdict on the degree I really believe that our degree addresses one of the most pronounced weaknesses of British basketball which is a chronic lack of regular contact with the European scene. We couldnt realistically talk about the education of players and coaches without exposing them to European basketball. Joining a foreign competition which offers potentially over 20 games is a fantastic opportunity for young players to taste all aspects of life of a professional player in addition to amazing opportunities and exposure.

President of BCM Gravelines, Christian Devos underlined the pragmatic aspects of cooperation with English academic institutions saying We are fully aware what natural talent Great Britain posses .It is very sensible for us to assist these athletes with our expertise and provide them with the opportunity to flourish. Its quite possible that soon some of them will end up in the French leagues, perhaps even our Club
Apart from opportunities for active players the course will also provide an option for young coaches who alongside the degree will gain extensive coaching practical experience with London Uniteds junior programmes participating in the English Basketball National League.
Prospective students (both players and coaches) interested in this programme should contact London United at: events@londonunited.eu




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Standings - Metropolitan League

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jul. 8: Capitol - Welcome 78-80
Jul. 8: Stockholmo - 25 de Agosto 65-76
Jul. 8: Guruyu Waston - Urunday Univ. 105-75
Jul. 8: Colon - Larre Borges
Jul. 8: Verdirrojo - Cader
Jul. 8: Yale - Marne


Silvarrey is back at Malvin - by Eurobasket News

Malvin Montevideo (LUB) agreed terms with 26-year old guard German Silvarrey (173-87). It is actually his comeback to Montevideo as he played here before. Silvarrey played last season at Sayago (LUB). In 37 games he had 7.9ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg.
The previous (11-12) season he played at Malvin. In 21 games he recorded 4.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.4apg that season. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Silvarrey also played 2 games in Liga Sudamericana where he recorded 6.5ppg. He also spent pre-season at Atletico Aguada that year.
In 2010-11 season Silvarrey played at Atletico Welcome (Metropolitan). In 12 games he recorded 6.8ppg, 1.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg.
He has played previously for three other Uruguay teams: Olimpia, Urunday Universitario and Verdirrojo.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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Cocodrilos cut the deficit in LPB Finals - by Eurobasket News

Cocodrilos - Marinos 78:72

Cocodrilos de Caracas narrowed the deficit in the championship series. They shot down Marinos at home court to get the first win. Carl Elliott (193-G-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: G.Washington) came up with 22 points to lead the winners. The teams are scheduled to meet tonight in Caracas in Game 4 of the best-of-seven series. Cocodrilos posted a 21:17 lead after the opening quarter. Marinos narrowed the deficit in the second period. They got within a single point at halftime 36:37. But Cocodrilos secured the lead in the third term. The hosts arrived at the final intermission up by 6 points 60:54. The teams traded baskets throughout the fourth quarter as Cocodrilos marched to the win at the end. Luis Bethelmy (200-F/C-86)i nailed 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and issued 4 assists for Cocodrilos. Andre Emmett (196-G/F-82, college: Texas Tech) tossed in 19 points for the winners. Raul Orta (196-G-85) answered with 14 points for Marinos. Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) had 13 points, 6 assists and 5 boards in the loss.

Cocodrilos: Carl Elliott 22, Luis Bethelmy 20, Andre Emmett 19
Marinos: Raul Orta 14, Gregory Vargas 13



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  WILLIAM JONES CUP   

Standings

Standings
1. S.Korea4-0
2. Iran3-0
3. Taiwan3-1
4. Egypt2-2
5. Lebanon2-2
6. USA1-2
7. Taiwan B1-3
8. Jordan0-3
9. Japan0-3

Regular Season: Round 2

Jul. 7: EGY - JOR 89-65
Jul. 7: USA - TAI 84-89
Jul. 7: JPN - LEB 72-79
Jul. 7: TAB - KOR 60-81

Regular Season: Round 5

Jul. 10: EGY - LEB
Jul. 10: TAB - JOR
Jul. 10: JPN - USA
Jul. 10: KOR - IRI


Results and Stats from Day 4 in Taipei - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan B - USA 69:101
The USA claimed the first win at the William Jones Cup. They defeated the Taiwanese B National Team to improve at 1-2 record. Eric Hicks (198-F-83, agency: KMG Sports Management, college: Cincinnati) netted 18 points for the winners.
The USA got to a very strong start. They went on an affirmative 24:11 run in the first period. The USA boosted their lead to 21 points at halftime 53:32. The North American side stayed in charge throughout the third quarter. They accounted for a 25-point cushion before the fourth frame. The USA went on a 24:17 run in the final period to seal the victory. Curtis Marshall (198-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) nailed 14 points, while Cervante Burrell (177-PG-89, college: Seattle) added 12 points in the victory. Huang Chen-Jing (190-G-78) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds for Taiwan B. Yu-An Chiang had 11 points in the loss.

Taiwan B: Huang Chen-Jing 18, Yu-An Chiang 11
USA: Eric Hicks 18, Curtis Marshall 14, Cervante Burrell 12

Iran - Egypt 90:54
Iran claimed the third straight win at the William Jones Cup. They knocked down Egypt to remain perfect. Hamed Afagh and Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) posted 12 points each for the winners.
Iran led from the start. They built a 19:8 lead after the opening quarter. The Asian team exploded with a 25:9 run in the second period to post a 44:17 halftime lead. Iran easily maintained the lead throughout the second half. They established a 63:32 advantage at the final intermission and never looked back en route to the victory. Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami (199-F-83) finished with 11 points for the winners. Ahmed Tawfik responded with 16 points for Egypt. Haytham Kamal (207-C/F-87) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Iran: Hamed Afagh (193-SG-83) 12, Rouzbeh Arghavan 12, Mohammad Samad Nikkhah Bahrami 11
Egypt: Ahmed Tawfik 16, Haytham Kamal 9

South Korea - Lebanon 61:52
South Korea extended their perfect run at the William Jones Cup. They held off Lebanon in Taipei today to stay on top of the ladder. Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) scored 12 points to lead balanced effort from the Korean team. Lebanon fell at 2-2 record at the tournament.
South Korea claimed a 12:5 lead after ten minutes of action. They stayed aggressive defensively in the third period. South Korea claimed a 34:18 halftime advantage. Lebanon stopped the bleeding in the third term. They cut the distance at 13-point mark at the final intermission. Lebanon went on a 17:13 run in the fourth frame but came up short of victory at the end. Yang Dong-Geun (181-G-81) nailed 8 points, while Kim Joo-Sung (205-F/C-79) chipped in 7 points for the winners. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) responded with game-high 23 points and 10 boards for Lebanon. Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83) delivered 11 points in the defeat.

South Korea: Cho Sung-Min 12, Yang Dong-Geun 8, Kim Joo-Sung 7
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 23+10 boards, Mohammed Ibrahim 11

Taiwan - Jordan 91:61
Taiwan posted the third win at the William Jones Cup. The hosts outgunned Jordan for 3-1 record. Lu Cheng-Ju (194-F-86) notched 16 points to lead the charge. Jordan suffered the third loss in a row.
Taiwan eked out a narrow 19:16 lead ten minutes into the encounter. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. The hosts secured a 32:26 halftime advantage. Taiwan exploded with a 31:15 rally in the third term to clear off. Jordan conceded 28 points in the fourth period and had to surrender at the end. Tseng Wen-Ting (203-F/C-84) produced 13 points for the hosts. Tsai Wen-Cheng (190-G/F-85) had 14 points in the win. Jimmy Baxter (198-G-80, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: S.Florida) responded with 16 points for Jordan. Wesam Al-Sous (187-PG-83) had 12 points in the loss.

Taiwan: Lu Cheng-Ju 16, Tsai Wen-Cheng 14, Tseng Wen-Ting 13
Jordan: Jimmy Baxter 16, Wesam Al-Sous 12



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Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Russia3-0
2. Estonia2-1
3. Germany2-1
4. S.Korea2-1
5. Oman0-3
6. Ukraine0-3
Group B
1. Romania3-0
2. Serbia3-0
3. Mexico2-1
4. Japan1-2
5. Mongolia0-3
6. Philippine.0-3
Group C
1. Australia2-0
2. Canada2-0
3. USA2-0
4. Czech Rep.0-2
5. Sweden0-2
6. United Ara.0-2
Group D
1. Brazil2-0
2. Lithuania2-0
3. Norway1-1
4. Finland1-1
5. Chile0-2
6. China0-2

Preliminary Round: Round 3

A

Jul. 9: UKR - EST 52-71
Jul. 9: GER - OMA 123-32
Jul. 9: RUS - KOR 113-53

B

Jul. 9: JPN - PHI 93-51
Jul. 9: ROM - MGL 89-72
Jul. 9: SRB - MEX 100-48

C

Jul. 10: CZE - UAE
Jul. 10: CAN - AUS
Jul. 10: USA - SWE

D

Jul. 10: BRA - CHI
Jul. 10: FIN - NOR
Jul. 10: LTU - CHN


Results and Stats from Day 3 in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

GROUP A

Germany-Oman 123:32

Germany stun Oman in Day 3 opener of the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 2-1 record after a 123:32 victory. Oman remained winless at the tournament in Kazan and dropped at 0-3 record.
Germany won the first period 34:7 and looked better in each of the frames. The European side added 23-11 rally in the second period and led 57:18 at the halftime. Moreover Germany erupted with 42-7 surge in the third quarter and had 99 points entering the last stanza. They added 24-7 run at the end of the game for the final result.

Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 19 points and MOENNINGHOFF Mathis netted 18. Dennis Kramer (211-F-92) had 16, Johannes Voigtmann (208-C-92) netted 13 and Ole Wendt (190-PG-92) added 12. AL AAMRI Nouh replied with 12 points in the losing effort, whilst AL AMRANI Mohanned and AL FARRAJI Hassan had 6 each.

Germany:
Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 19, MOENNINGHOFF Mathis 18, Dennis Kramer 16, Johannes Voigtmann 13, Ole Wendt 12
Oman: AL AAMRI Nouh 12, AL AMRANI Mohanned 6, AL FARRAJI Hassan 6


Ukraine-Estonia 52:71

Estonia keep Ukraine winless in Kazan at the third day of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side grabbed a 2-1 record after a 71:52 win. Ukraine meanwhile lost their third consecutive game.
Estonia scored the first five points in the game and
Madis Saarmets (201-C-90) brought 13:5. They led 18:14 after the first period and added 23-14 rally in the second frame. Ukraine managed to win the third period 15-14 but could not come closer to the Estonian side. The latter finished the game with a 16-9 surge for the final result.
Toomas Raadik (202-F-90) led the way with 24 points and 10 rebounds, whilst Madis Saarmets nailed 14. KEEDUS Erik had 12 and Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) added 8. POLYULYAK Mykola top-scored for the Ukrainian side with 12 points and ROCHNIAK Anton collected 9 points and 14 rebounds. MOTORCHUK Viacheslav and Dmytro Marchenko (202-F-92) finished the game with 7 points each.

Ukraine: POLYULYAK Mykola 12, ROCHNIAK Anton 9+14 rebs, MOTORCHUK Viacheslav 7,
Dmytro Marchenko 7
Estonia:
Toomas Raadik 24+10 rebs, Madis Saarmets 14, KEEDUS Erik 12, Priidik Ulp 8



Russia-South Korea 113:53

Balanced Russia beat South Korea in the last game of Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. The hosts of the tournament closed the day with a 113:53 win and improved to 3-0 record. The Asian team meanwhile fell at 2-1 record in Group A.
Russia started the game with 27:14 and continued their dominance in the second period. They added 30-15 surge before the halftime for 57:29 after 20 minutes in the court. Moreover Russia erupted with 33-13 burst in the third quarter and finished the game with 23-11 run.

Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) stepped up with 20 points for the winners and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) as well as Semen Antonov (202-PF-89, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) poured in 13 each. Andrey Zubkov (205-F-91) notched 12, whilst Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) and Evgeny Valiev (205-F-90, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) netted 10 apiece. Jeong Hyo Geun (200-F-93) finished the game with 14 points in a loss, whilst Lee Dae Heon (198-F-92) and DOO Kyung Min scored 10 each.

Russia:
Sergey Karasev 20, Maxim Grigoryev 13, Semen Antonov 13, Andrey Zubkov 12, Pavel Antipov 10, Evgeny Valiev 10
South Korea:
Jeong Hyo Geun 14, Lee Dae Heon 10, DOO Kyung Min 10
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Romania-Mongolia 89:72

Romania improved to 3-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European team overcame Mongolia 89:72 in the start of Day 3 and kept them winless.
Romania started with 23-19 lead and also scored the same number of points in the second frame. They led 12 points at the halftime and pushed the tempo in the third quarter. After a 24-16 surge Romania grabbed a 70:50 lead after three quarters and did not mind Mongolias 22-19 rally in the last quartet.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) stepped up with 23 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland posted 14 points. Catalin Petrisor (184-PG-92) delivered 9 points in a win. Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) answered with massive 25 points, while Bilguun Battuvshin (197-F-89) notched 21. Sergelen Otgonbaatar (178-PG-89) finished the game with 12 points in a loss.
Romania showed 63% from the field. Mongolia had 43 as they scored 23/54 shots.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 23, Vlad Corpodean 14, TOROK Rolland 14+15 rebs, Catalin Petrisor 9
Mongolia: Sanchir Tungalag 25, Bilguun Battuvshin 21, Sergelen Otgonbaatar 12


Japan-Philippines 93:51

Japan tastes the initial victory in Kazan in Day 3 of the 2013 University Games. They improved to 1-2 record after a 93:51 win over Philippines. The latter still remained winless at the tournament.
Both teams entered the game without victories and desired to achieve the first success. Japan took 20:12 in the first period and added 20-9 surge in the second frame. Moreover Japan won the third period 22-19 and finished with massive 31-11 burst.

Soichiro Fujitaka (190-G-91) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Soichiro Fujitaka netted 11. Kebin Hareyama (191-F-93) poured in 10, whilst Kosuke Hashimoto (202-F-93) and Sohei Kawakami (190-G-91) nailed 9 each. Rhaffy Octobre (92) ended up with 15 points in the losing effort. John Abad (90) had 14 and Alfred Codilla (91) brought 6.

Japan:
Soichiro Fujitaka 17, Soichiro Fujitaka 11, Kebin Hareyama 10, Kosuke Hashimoto 9, Sohei Kawakami 9
Philippines:
Rhaffy Octobre 15, John Abad 14, Alfred Codilla 6

Serbia-Mexico 100:48

Serbia scored 100 points against Mexico to win in Day 3 at the 2013 University Games. Serbia enjoyed a 100:48 win for 3-0 record. Mexico meanwhile suffered their first loss and dropped ta 2-1 record.
Serbia won the first period 23-10 and added 24-11 in the second frame. The Balkan side looked also confident in the second half and posted two victories. Serbia needed a 37-14 surge in the third quarter and finished the game with 16-13 rally. Stefan Zivanovic (196-G-89) brought 100th points at the end of the game.
Nikola Markovic (208-F/C-89) top-scored for the winners with 22 points and Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) netted 15. BALABAN Darko poured in 10, whilst Stefan Zivanovic and MAJSTOROVIC Dorde had 9 each. Daniel Giron (175-G-89) ended up with 8 points in the losing effort and FELIX Jesus added 6. Ricardo Calatayud (182-PG-92), Juan Ramirez (195-F-91) and SANTANA Pablo delivered 5 points each.

Serbia: Nikola Markovic 22, Dejan Djokic 15, BALABAN Darko 10, Stefan Zivanovic 9, MAJSTOROVIC Dorde 9
Mexico: Daniel Giron 8, FELIX Jesus 6, Ricardo Calatayud 5, Juan Ramirez 5, SANTANA Pablo 5




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Women News


U20 European Championship: Greece surprise Belarus to win second straight - by Eurobasket News

Greece U20 - Belarus U20 64:62

Greece celebrated the second straight win at the U20 European Championship. They upset Belarus to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) netted 18 points to pace the Hellenes. Belarus slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Belarus gained a 19:12 advantage ten minutes into the game. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Belarus posted a 33:22 halftime advantage. But Greece once again showed character. They trimmed the margin at 8-point mark at the final break. Anna Stamolamprou hit 8 points in the fourth frame to help Greece return into the contest. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (185-F-92) drained a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to seal the win for the Hellenes. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) produced 16 points and 16 boards for Greece. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi posted 10 points in the victory. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) responded with 16 points and 15 boards for Belarus. Maryna Ivashchanka (190-C-93) dropped 14 points in the loss.

Greece U20: Anna Stamolamprou 18, Artemis Spanou 16+16 boards, Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi 10
Belarus U20: Maryia Papova 16+15 boards, Maryna Ivashchanka 14



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U20 European Championship: Belgium grabs 4-0 record in Division B - by Eurobasket News

Belgium U20-United Kingdom U20 79:42

Belgium grabs 4-0 record in Division B at the U20 European Championship. The leaders overcame United Kingdom U20 79:42 in the start of Day 5.
Belgium was the favorite of the game and started with 23-13 lead. They added 20-7 before the halftime and never looked behind in the game. Moreover Belgium posted a 15-8 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-14 end.
Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Hanne Mestdagh (178-G/F-93) nailed 14. Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) notched 12, whilst Lien Delmulle (180-F-93) had 11. Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) replied with 12 points in the losing effort as United Kingdom fell at 0-5 record. Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) posted 11 and Claire Paxton (188-PF-94) scored 7.


Tomorrow Belgium will take on Israel, while United Kingdom will have a day off.

Belgium U20: Julie Vanloo 17, Hanne Mestdagh 14, Lynn Delvaux 12, Lien Delmulle 11
United Kingdom U20: Shequila Joseph 12, Leah McDerment 11, Claire Paxton 7



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U20 European Championship: Portugal rout Bulgaria in Day 5 - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria U20- Portugal U20 56:68

Portugal rout Bulgaria in Day 5 of the U20 European Championship. The Portuguese team remained undefeated in Division B after a 68:56 win and improved to 4-0 record. The host meanwhile dropped at 3-2 record.
It was the top game of the day and brought lots of excitement. Bulgaria scored 16 points in the first two quarters and it was enough to take 4-point advantage at the halftime. Portugal reduced to 3 points at the end of the third period and then erupted in the last stanza. The guests erupted with 25-10 burst to seal the victory.
Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) stepped up with 22 points for the winners and Laura Ferreira (179-SG-95) as well as Joana Jesus (173-G-93) notched 10 each. Ines Pinto (179-SF-93) followed them with 9 points. Borislava Hristova (180-G-96) ended up with 16 points in defeat and Iva Kostova (177-SG-94) scored 13. Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-C-93) posted 8, whilst Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) nailed 7.

Bulgaria U20: Borislava Hristova 16, Iva Kostova 13, Hristina Tyutyundzhieva 8, Radostina Dimitrova 7
Portugal U20: Jessica Almeida 22, Laura Ferreira 10, Joana Jesus 10, Ines Pinto 9



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  CHILE   

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
North Group
 1. Los Leones 7-2 
 2. New Crusaders 7-2 
 3. Boston College 5-3 
 4. Club Sergio Ceppi 4-4 
 5. Univ.de Chile 2-7 
 6. Club Brisas 1-7 
South Group
 1. Castro 10-0 
 2. Univ. Austral 9-2 
 3. Puerto varas 7-3 
 4. Araucania 2-6 
 5. Espanol 1-8 
 6. Los Salesianos 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 9

North

Jul. 7: Club Sergio Ceppi - Los Leones 89-87
Jul. 7: Boston College - New Crusaders 86-70

Round 6

Jul. 3: Boston College - Club Sergio Ceppi 84-53

Round 8

Jul. 6: New Crusaders - Club Sergio Ceppi 80-75
Jul. 6: Club Brisas - Univ.de Chile 79-57
Jul. 6: Boston College - Los Leones 62-64

South

Jul. 7: Castro - Univ. Austral 74-69
Jul. 6: Puerto varas - Univ. Austral 56-97



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ZVVZ USK Praha land American guard Layshia Clarendon - by Eurobasket News

ZVVZ USK Praha land American guard Layshia Clarendon (175-G-91, college: California) for 2013/2014 season. She played last time at Indiana Fever in WNBA. In 7 games she recorded 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg last season. The last season Clarendon played at the University of California in Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the conference (Pac-12). They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded All-Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and voted to All-Pac-12 1st Team and voted to Associated Press NCAA All-America Honorable Mention.
This summer Clarendon was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
The former University of California standout is in her first season in pro basketball. she received also WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention award in 2013 at her college time. Clarendon played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2012. Layshia Clarendon represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Thailand four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg.



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ZVVZ USK Praha land American guard Layshia Clarendon - by Eurobasket News

ZVVZ USK Praha land American guard Layshia Clarendon (175-G-91, college: California) for 2013/2014 season. She played last time at Indiana Fever in WNBA. In 7 games she recorded 5.0ppg, 2.0rpg and 1.7apg last season. The last season Clarendon played at the University of California in Pacific-12 Conference in the NCAA. She helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the conference (Pac-12). They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very good season in her career as she was awarded All-Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and voted to All-Pac-12 1st Team and voted to Associated Press NCAA All-America Honorable Mention.
This summer Clarendon was drafted by Indiana Fever (WNBA) in first round (9th overall).
The former University of California standout is in her first season in pro basketball. she received also WBCA All-NCAA D1 Honorable Mention award in 2013 at her college time. Clarendon played in the final of Pac-12 Tournament in 2012. Layshia Clarendon represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Thailand four years ago. Her team won Gold and her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.0apg.



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W-Standings - Group A

Standings
Group E
1. Spain4-0
2. Greece2-2
3. Serbia2-2
4. Slovakia2-2
5. Holland1-3
6. Belarus1-3
Group F
1. France4-0
2. Italy3-1
3. Turkey3-1
4. Russia1-3
5. Sweden1-3
6. Germany0-4
Group G
1. Poland2-0
2. Ukraine1-1
3. Lithuania1-1
4. Hungary0-2

Second Stage: Round 5

E

Jul. 9: GRE - BLR 64-62
Jul. 9: NED - SVK 47-62
Jul. 9: SRB - ESP 46-71

F

Jul. 9: FRA - SWE 59-58
Jul. 9: ITA - TUR 54-46
Jul. 9: GER - RUS 51-80

G

Jul. 9: HUN - UKR 53-72
Jul. 9: LTU - POL 51-58

Second Stage: Round 6

E

Jul. 10: SVK - BLR
Jul. 10: SRB - GRE
Jul. 10: ESP - NED

F

Jul. 10: SWE - RUS
Jul. 10: ITA - GER
Jul. 10: TUR - FRA

G

Jul. 10: UKR - POL
Jul. 10: HUN - LTU


Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Josefin VESTERBERG
  SWE
  (187-F/C-93)
  Avg: 17.8
 1. Vesterberg, MBK R.17.8 
 2. Ndour, Gran Canaria17.4 
 3. Spanou, Robert M.17.2 
 4. Uro-Nilie, Tim-S.16.2 
 5. Essenstam, CTO16.0 
 6. Chek, Atomeromu14.6 
 7. Papova, Olimpia14.0 
 8. Kovacevic, UNI Gy.13.8 
 9. Preskienyte, Kibir.13.6 
 10. Oroszova, E.Illin.13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ksenia TIKHONENKO
  KAZ
  (193-F/C-93)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Tikhonenko, Sparta.12.8 
 2. Spanou, Robert M.12.2 
 3. Bettonvil, Lekdete.11.8 
 4. Hruscakova, Good9.2 
 5. Vesterberg, MBK R.9.0 
 6. Preskienyte, Kibir.8.8 
 7. Ndour, Gran Canaria8.4 
 8. Papova, Olimpia8.2 
 9. Nystrom, Northland8.0 
 10. Kavurmaciogl., Be.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ellen NYSTROM
  (180-G-93)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Nystrom, Northland4.8 
 2. Owczarzak, CCC P.4.8 
 3. Stanacev, Crvena4.6 
 4. Bettonvil, Lekdete.4.4 
 5. Slamova, Samorin3.6 
 6. Balintova, Good A.3.6 
 7. Zanoguera, Toledo3.4 
 8. Cerneckyte, Fortu.3.4 
 9. Bernies, Bourges3.0 
 10. Gohlisch, Berlin3.0 
Steals Per Game
 Francesca DOTTO
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dotto, Lucca3.8 
 2. Owczarzak, CCC P.3.4 
 3. Nystrom, Northland3.4 
 4. Dotto, Umbertide3.2 
 5. Hebecker, Halle2.8 
 6. Cakir, Fenerbahce2.6 
 7. Bettonvil, Lekdete.2.4 
 8. Cora, Galatasaray2.4 
 9. Preskienyte, Kibir.2.2 
 10. Kovacevic, UNI G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Richelle VAN DER KEIJL
  (196-C-93)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Van Der Keij., CT.2.4 
 2. Vesterberg, MBK R.2.4 
 3. Papova, Olimpia1.8 
 4. Janoscikova, Cass.1.8 
 5. Zelnyte, Aistes-L.1.8 
 6. Preskienyte, Kibir.1.6 
 7. Ndour, Gran Canaria1.6 
 8. Oroszova, E.Illino.1.4 
 9. Markovic, IU.1.2 
 10. Balintova, Good A.1.0 


Standings Div.B (Women) - by *AddMe

Standings Div.B
1. Belgium4-0
2. Portugal4-0
3. Czech Rep.4-1
4. Bulgaria3-2
5. Latvia2-2
6. FYR Macedo.2-2
7. Israel1-4
8. Romania0-4
9. U.Kingdom0-5

Preliminary Round: Round 5

Jul. 9: LAT - ISR 83-52
Jul. 9: BEL - ENG 79-42
Jul. 9: CZE - ROM 74-62
Jul. 9: BUL - POR 56-68

Preliminary Round: Round 6

Jul. 10: POR - CZE
Jul. 10: ISR - BEL
Jul. 10: MKD - BUL
Jul. 10: ROM - LAT


Division B: Day 5 in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria - Portugal 56-68
Portugal rout Bulgaria in Day 5 of the U20 European Championship. The Portuguese team remained undefeated in Division B after a 68:56 win and improved to 4-0 record. The host meanwhile dropped at 3-2 record. It was the top game of the day and brought lots of excitement. Bulgaria scored 16 points in the first two quarters and it was enough to take 4-point advantage at the halftime. Portugal reduced to 3 points at the end of the third period and then erupted in the last stanza. The guests erupted with 25-10 burst to seal the victory. Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) stepped up with 22 points for the winners and Ferreira Laura as well as Joana Jesus (173-G-93) notched 10 each. Pinto Ines followed them with 9 points. Borislava Hristova (180-G-96) ended up with 16 points in defeat and Kostova Iva scored 13. Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-C-93) posted 8, whilst Dimitrova Radostina nailed 7.

Latvia - Israel 83-52
The Baltic State posted the second consecutive win at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Latvia improved to 2-2 record after an 83:52 win against Israel. The latter fell at 1-4 record. Latvia had a great start and dominated the whole game. They started with 20-16 lead and added 23-11 before the halftime. Moreover Latvia won the third period 19-11 and increased to 24 points after 30 minutes of the game. Latvia also posted a final 21-14 rally for the final success. Guna Lagzdina (187-C/F-93) stepped up with 17 points and Paula Langina (180-F-94) netted 13. Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) delivered 9 and Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) notched 8. Fridman Shanie answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Tirosh Sapir had 11. Borodovski Mor Eti posted 8 and Eden Porat (176-F-96) poured in 6 points in a loss.

Czech Republic - Romania 74-62
Czech Republic rolled over Romania 74:62 at the U20 European Championship in Division B. They improved to 4-1 record in Albena. Czech Republic started the game with 16:11 lead and never looked behind after. They posted 25-17 rally in the second frame for 13-point advantage at the halftime. Romania actually looked better in the second half and reduced to final 12 points. Romania won the third period 16-15, while both teams netted 18 points each in the last stanza. Monika Satoranska (188-F/C-93) and Skokanova Anezka stepped up with 13 points each for the winners, while Tereza Vyoralova (175-SG-94) poured in 10. Mircova Eliska chipped in with 8 points in a win. Ursu Sonia erupted with 29 points and 10 boards in defeat, while Craciun Alina scored 10. Dumitrache Alexandra netted 8 and Gavrila Cristina had 6.

Belgium - United Kingdom 79-42
Belgium grabs 4-0 record in Division B at the U20 European Championship. The leaders overcame United Kingdom U20 79:42 in the start of Day 5. Belgium was the favorite of the game and started with 23-13 lead. They added 20-7 before the halftime and never looked behind in the game. Moreover Belgium posted a 15-8 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-14 end. Julie Vanloo top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Hanne Mestdagh (178-G/F-93) nailed 14. Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) notched 12, whilst Lien Delmulle had 11. Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) replied with 12 points in the losing effort as United Kingdom fell at 0-5 record. Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) posted 11 and Claire Paxton scored 7. Tomorrow Belgium will take on Israel, while United Kingdom will have a day off.



Division A: Day 2 of Second Stage in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Group E
Serbia - Spain 46-71
Spain recorded the fifth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They fired past Serbia to remain on top of the Second Stage Group E. Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) chipped in 14 points to lead the Spaniards. Serbia slipped at 2-2 record after the loss. Serbia opened the game with four straight points but Spain responded with a 17:0 run to surge ahead. Spain built a 21:12 lead after the opening frame. The gap quickly grew at 20-point mark in the second term. Spain accumulated a 44:17 advantage at halftime. Spain kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. They gained a 58:31 lead before the fourth period and never looked back en route to the victory. Yurena Diaz (178-G-93, agency: Regeneracom Sports) netted 13 points, while Paula Estebas chipped in 10 points in the win. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) and Jelena Stankovic (180-F-93) responded with 8 points each for Serbia.

Holland - Slovakia 47-62
Slovak Republic earned the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They prevailed against Netherlands to secure 2-2 record in Group E. Sabina Oroszova (188-F-93) nailed 20 points to lead the charge. Netherlands fell at 1-3 record after the defeat. Slovak Republic got to an energetic start. They quickly opened a 12:4 lead. Slovak Republic arrived at the first break up by 12 points 22:10. They dominated throughout the second period posting a 33:21 halftime advantage. But Netherlands trimmed the gap at just a single point 38:39 late in the third term. Sabina Oroszova netted 5 points in a row to give Slovak Republic a 43:38 lead at the start of the fourth period. Slovak Republic went on a 12:0 run to cap the regulation with and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Slamova and Balintova netted 12 points each for the winners. Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) responded with 14 points for Netherlands. Essenstam had 13 points in the loss.

Greece - Belarus 64-62
Greece celebrated the second straight win at the U20 European Championship. They upset Belarus to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) netted 18 points to pace the Hellenes. Belarus slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat. Belarus gained a 19:12 advantage ten minutes into the game. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Belarus posted a 33:22 halftime advantage. But Greece once again showed character. They trimmed the margin at 8-point mark at the final break. Anna Stamolamprou hit 8 points in the fourth frame to help Greece return into the contest. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi drained a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to seal the win for the Hellenes. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) produced 16 points and 16 boards for Greece. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi posted 10 points in the victory. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) responded with 16 points and 15 boards for Belarus. Maryna Ivashchanka dropped 14 points in the loss.

Group F
Italy - Turkey 54-46
Turkey suffered the first defeat at the home U20 European Championship. They surrendered against ambitious Italy in Samsun tonight. Caterina Dotto (167-PG-93) scored 14 points to pace the Azzurri. Both teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F standings. Italy held the hosts to only 6 points in the first period to gain an 8-point lead. Turkey cut the deficit in the second period. The home side got within 6 points at the interval 26:20. But Italy triggered a 7:0 rally to open the second half with and regained a comfortable lead. They entered the fourth frame leading by 9 points and never looked back afterwards. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) nailed 11 points, while Francesca Melchiori added 10 points in the victory. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Pelin Bilgic had 9 points in the defeat.

France - Sweden 59-58
France eked out a tough victory over Sweden in the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. Margaux Galliou-Loko (184-F-93) sank two free throws late in regulation to carry Les Bleus to the fifth straight win at the tournament. Sweden fell at 1-3 record in Group F after the loss. France pulled ahead early in the game. They piled up a 19:11 lead at the end of the opening quarter. But the Swedish team struck right back after the break. The Scandinavians went on a 20:11 run to eke out a 31:30 halftime lead. France returned the lead in the third term. Les Bleus ensured a 48:45 advantage heading into the fourth period. Esther Niamke and Marie Mbuyamba gave France a 57:49 lead midway through the fourth period. However Sweden answered with nine consecutive points to grab a 58:57 lead with 32 seconds remaining. However Margaux Galliou-Loko hit two free throws to win the game for France. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) and Marie Mbuyamba dropped 14 points each for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) and Gabriella Frykbo responded with 13 points apiece for Sweden.

Germany - Russia 51-80
Russia claimed the first win at the Second Stage of U20 European Championship. They bruised Germany for 1-3 record in Group F. Darya Namok (179-G/F-93) nailed 13 points to lead the winners. Russia rolled to a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. Germany answered with a 24-point effort in the second frame to narrow the gap at 3-point mark. Russia tipped off the third term on an 8:0 rally. They finished the period up by 18 points 63:45. Russia ignited a 17:6 rally in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Alina Zamaraeva (179-SG-93) netted 11 points, while Mariya Davydova and Ksenia Tikhonenko added 10 points each in the win. Anna Heise (190-C-93) answered with 12 points for Germany. Laura Hebecker chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Group G
Lithuania - Poland 51-58
Poland claimed the second straight win at the classification round Group G of the U20 European Championship. They defeated Lithuania to stay on top of the ladder. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) notched 10 points to pace the winners. Poland earned a 19:11 lead following ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Poland gained a 34:26 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final intermission. However Poland held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth period and escaped with the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) tallied 9 points and 11 steals, while Dominika Miloszewska added 9 points for the winners. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) tallied 21 points and 11 boards for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte tossed in 8 points in the loss.

Hungary - Ukraine 53-72
Ukraine gained the initial success at the U20 European Championship. They snapped four-game losing skid edging Hungary today. Ukraine improved thus at 1-1 record in classification round Group G. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) nailed 25 points to lead the charge. Ukraine grabbed a 20:12 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. Ukraine piled up a 36:25 halftime advantage. Hungary narrowed the margin at the third term. They got within 10 points at the final break. But the Ukrainian side exploded with a 19:10 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) posted 21 points and 13 boards for Ukraine. Darya Zavidna had 13 points for the winners. Szidonia Katona (182-F-93) answered with 13 points for Hungary. Bernadett Horvath had 10 points in the loss.



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U20 European Championship: Margaux Galliou propels France past Sweden - by Eurobasket News

France U20 - Sweden U20 59:58

France eked out a tough victory over Sweden in the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. Margaux Galliou-Loko (184-F-93) sank two free throws late in regulation to carry Les Bleus to the fifth straight win at the tournament. Sweden fell at 1-3 record in Group F after the loss.
France pulled ahead early in the game. They piled up a 19:11 lead at the end of the opening quarter. But the Swedish team struck right back after the break. The Scandinavians went on a 20:11 run to eke out a 31:30 halftime lead. France returned the lead in the third term. Les Bleus ensured a 48:45 advantage heading into the fourth period. Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) and Marie Mbuyamba (184-F-93) gave France a 57:49 lead midway through the fourth period. However Sweden answered with nine consecutive points to grab a 58:57 lead with 32 seconds remaining. However Margaux Galliou-Loko hit two free throws to win the game for France. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) and Marie Mbuyamba dropped 14 points each for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) and Gabriella Frykbo (170-G-94) responded with 13 points apiece for Sweden.

France U20: Christelle Diallo 14, Marie Mbuyamba 14, Esther Niamke 7
Sweden U20: Josefin Vesterberg 13, Gabriella Frykbo 13



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  GERMANY   


U20 European Championship: Russia coast past Germany - by Eurobasket News

Russia U20 - Germany U20 80:51

Russia claimed the first win at the Second Stage of U20 European Championship. They bruised Germany for 1-3 record in Group F. Darya Namok (179-G/F-93) nailed 13 points to lead the winners.
Russia rolled to a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. Germany answered with a 24-point effort in the second frame to narrow the gap at 3-point mark. Russia tipped off the third term on an 8:0 rally. They finished the period up by 18 points 63:45. Russia ignited a 17:6 rally in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Alina Zamaraeva (179-SG-93) netted 11 points, while Mariya Davydova (191-F/C-93) and Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 10 points each in the win. Anna Heise (190-C-93) answered with 12 points for Germany. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Russia U20: Darya Namok 13, Alina Zamaraeva 11, Mariya Davydova 10, Ksenia Tikhonenko 10
Germany U20: Anna Heise 12, Laura Hebecker 9



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  GREECE   


U20 European Championship: Greece surprise Belarus to win second straight - by Eurobasket News

Greece U20 - Belarus U20 64:62

Greece celebrated the second straight win at the U20 European Championship. They upset Belarus to improve at 2-2 record in Group E. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) netted 18 points to pace the Hellenes. Belarus slipped at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Belarus gained a 19:12 advantage ten minutes into the game. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Belarus posted a 33:22 halftime advantage. But Greece once again showed character. They trimmed the margin at 8-point mark at the final break. Anna Stamolamprou hit 8 points in the fourth frame to help Greece return into the contest. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi (185-F-92) drained a three-pointer with six seconds remaining to seal the win for the Hellenes. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) produced 16 points and 16 boards for Greece. Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi posted 10 points in the victory. Maryia Papova (186-PF-94) responded with 16 points and 15 boards for Belarus. Maryna Ivashchanka (190-C-93) dropped 14 points in the loss.

Greece U20: Anna Stamolamprou 18, Artemis Spanou 16+16 boards, Anthoula Chatzigiakoumi 10
Belarus U20: Maryia Papova 16+15 boards, Maryna Ivashchanka 14



Kasapoglou extended with Athinaikos - by Giorgos Diploidis

Thaleia Kasapoglou (173-G-84) decided to sign a new contract with the team of Sony Athinaikos because she agreed in all parameters with the club.

Afterwards she stated: I wanted to stay in the team of Sony Athinaikos because I believe in the coaches that are responsible for the squad. At the same time i want to thank the coach of Sony Athinaikos, Kostas Keramidas who selected me. Our targets remain high and we will try to fulfill them. Sony Athinaikos will always be a protagonist".




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U20 European Championship: Slovak Republic overcome Netherlands - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands - Slovak Republic 47:62

Slovak Republic earned the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They prevailed against Netherlands to secure 2-2 record in Group E. Sabina Oroszova (188-F-93) nailed 20 points to lead the charge. Netherlands fell at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Slovak Republic got to an energetic start. They quickly opened a 12:4 lead. Slovak Republic arrived at the first break up by 12 points 22:10. They dominated throughout the second period posting a 33:21 halftime advantage. But Netherlands trimmed the gap at just a single point 38:39 late in the third term. Sabina Oroszova netted 5 points in a row to give Slovak Republic a 43:38 lead at the start of the fourth period. Slovak Republic went on a 12:0 run to cap the regulation with and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) and Barbora Balintova (176-PG-94) netted 12 points each for the winners. Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) responded with 14 points for Netherlands. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) had 13 points in the loss.

Netherlands U20: Gabrielle Van Den Bosch 14, Maxime Essenstam 13
Slovak Republic U20: Sabina Oroszova 20, Angelika Slamova 12, Barbora Balintova 12



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Nevena Jovanovic joins the forces of PEAC-Pecs - by Eurobasket News

Nevena Jovanovic (178-SG-90) joins the forces of PEAC-Pecs for the next season. She played last time at ZKK Partizan Galenika Beograd in Serbia. In 7 1 ZLS games she averaged 6.1ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.4apg last season. Jovanovic also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 3.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2spg.
she received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team award in 2013.
The previous (11-12) season she played at Radivoj Korac (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. In two games she had 7.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 7.0apg and 3.0spg that season. Jovanovic also played 18 games in Adriatic League where she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.1apg (top 5) and 1.7spg.
Jovanovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Nevena Jovanovic has regularly played for since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. Jovanovic represented Serbia at the European Championships in France this year. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.



U20 European Championship: Ukraine beat Hungary for initial win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20 - Hungary U20 72:53

Ukraine gained the initial success at the U20 European Championship. They snapped four-game losing skid edging Hungary today. Ukraine improved thus at 1-1 record in classification round Group G. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) nailed 25 points to lead the charge.
Ukraine grabbed a 20:12 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. Ukraine piled up a 36:25 halftime advantage. Hungary narrowed the margin at the third term. They got within 10 points at the final break. But the Ukrainian side exploded with a 19:10 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) posted 21 points and 13 boards for Ukraine. Darya Zavidna (185-F-93) had 13 points for the winners. Szidonia Katona (182-F-93) answered with 13 points for Hungary. Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) had 10 points in the loss.

Ukraine U20: Oleksandra Chek 25, Miriam Uro-Nilie 21+13 boards, Darya Zavidna 13
Hungary U20: Szidonia Katona 13, Bernadett Horvath 10



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  ISRAEL   


ASHDOD BECOMES STRONGER ! - by Gil Goshen


The Israeli cup holder 2012-13 and the champion 2011-12
M. Ashdod had started to build the roster:

Ali Hinton
2009-2010: Boston U. (NCAA, starting five): 31 games: 8.9ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 38.8%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 80.0%
2010-2011: Elitzur Ramla (Israel-D1): EuroCup: 2 games: 1.0ppg; Israeli League: 11 games: 3.0ppg, 1.7rpg, left in Jan.'11
2012-2013: Hapoel Petah Tikva (Israel-D1, starting five): 19 games: 8.0ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 37.1%, FT: 68.2%

Tamera Young
2010-2011: In Jan.'12 moved to Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (Israel-D1, starting five): 20 games: 13.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.1apg, 2.0spg, FGP: 44.2%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 76.6%
2012: Chicago Sky (WNBA, starting five): 33 games: 8.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 42.5%, FT: 60.6%
2012-2013: Shinhan Bank S-Birds (South Korea-WKBL), only tested
2013: Chicago Sky (WNBA)

Noa Ganor:
2012-2013: Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (D1, starting five): 26 games: 6.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.1%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT: 71.4%
2013-2014: Maccabi Bnot Ashdod (D1)

Tamera Young (188-G-86, college: JMU)



U20 European Championship: The Baltic State posted the second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U20-Israel U20 83:52

The Baltic State posted the second consecutive win at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Latvia improved to 2-2 record after an 83:52 win against Israel. The latter fell at 1-4 record.
Latvia had a great start and dominated the whole game. They started with 20-16 lead and added 23-11 before the halftime. Moreover Latvia won the third period 19-11 and increased to 24 points after 30 minutes of the game. Latvia also posted a final 21-14 rally for the final success.
Guna Lagzdina (187-C/F-93) stepped up with 17 points and Paula Langina (180-F-94) netted 13. Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) delivered 9 and Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) notched 8. Shanie Fridman (170-SF-93) answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Sapir Tirosh (174-F/G-93) had 11. Mor Eti Borodovski (185-C-93) posted 8 and Eden Porat (176-F-96) poured in 6 points in a loss.

Latvia U20: Guna Lagzdina 17, Paula Langina 13, Sabine Dukate 9, Paula Tomsone 8
Israel U20: Shanie Fridman 12, Sapir Tirosh 11, Mor Eti Borodovski 8 Eden Porat 6



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  ITALY   


Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa keep Virginia Galbiati - by Eurobasket News

Passalacqua Spedizioni Ragusa keep Virginia Galbiati (173-G-92). The Italian player will enter her second season there. In 23 A2 games she had 10.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.7spg. She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. They also played in the cup final.
The previous season Galbiati played at Basket Femm. Biassono. In 23 games she recorded very impressive stats: 15.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.1apg and 4.2spg (leader !!!) that season. A very spectacular year in her career as she was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian A2 Honorable Mention Team. Virginia Galbiati represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Debrecen (Hungary) last year. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 5.2ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1apg, 1.4spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 13.8%, FT: 75.0%.



U20 European Championship: Italy stop Turkey in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20 - Italy U20 46:54

Turkey suffered the first defeat at the home U20 European Championship. They surrendered against ambitious Italy in Samsun tonight. Caterina Dotto (167-PG-93) scored 14 points to pace the Azzurri. Both teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F standings.
Italy held the hosts to only 6 points in the first period to gain an 8-point lead. Turkey cut the deficit in the second period. The home side got within 6 points at the interval 26:20. But Italy triggered a 7:0 rally to open the second half with and regained a comfortable lead. They entered the fourth frame leading by 9 points and never looked back afterwards. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) nailed 11 points, while Francesca Melchiori (175-G-93) added 10 points in the victory. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Pelin Bilgic (170-G-94) had 9 points in the defeat.

Turkey U20: Ayse Cora 14, Pelin Bilgic 9
Italy U20: Caterina Dotto 14, Alessandra Formica 11, Francesca Melchiori 10



Lavezzini Parma add Jasmin Bailey - by Eurobasket News

Lavezzini Parma bolstered their roster. They added Jasmin Bailey (172-G/F-90, college: Ill.-Chicago). The forward started her pro career last season. She played for Sfantu Gheorghe in Romania. Jasmin Bailey tallied 16.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.6 steals per game in Romanian League. Jasmin Bailey was named into All-Romanian League 2nd Team. The forward graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago back in 2012. She notched 17.7 points, 9.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 2.5 steals per game in her senior season.
Lavezzina Parma also kept Jillian Harmon (185-F-87, agency: Players Group, college: Stanford) on the roster. The New Zealand international will enter the second straight season with Parma. Last season the forward posted 14.4 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in A1.



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2013 University Games: Taiwan roll past Japan for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Japan 69:64

Taiwan celebrated the second consecutive victory at the start of the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. They outscored Japan to stay on top of Group C. Hsieh Pei-Chun (181-C-91) nailed 17 points to pace the winners.
Taiwan registered an 18:16 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 35:30 halftime advantage. But Japan picked up the tempo in the third term. They cut the deficit at 2-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Taiwan had to step on the gas in the fourth period to run away with the victory at the end. Huang Ping-Jen (178-F-89) netted 15 points, while Hsu Chien-Hui (171-G/F-89) and Hung-Ying Huang added 8 points each for the winners. Masaru Honda (175-G/F-89) answered with 15 points for Japan. Mika Kurihara (178-F-89) and Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) chipped in 12 points each for the losing side.

Taiwan: Hsieh Pei-Chun 17, Huang Ping-Jen 15, Hsu Chien-Hui 8, Hung-Ying Huang 8
Japan: Masaru Honda 15, Mika Kurihara 12, Mio Shinozaki 12



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  LATVIA   


U20 European Championship: The Baltic State posted the second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Latvia U20-Israel U20 83:52

The Baltic State posted the second consecutive win at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Latvia improved to 2-2 record after an 83:52 win against Israel. The latter fell at 1-4 record.
Latvia had a great start and dominated the whole game. They started with 20-16 lead and added 23-11 before the halftime. Moreover Latvia won the third period 19-11 and increased to 24 points after 30 minutes of the game. Latvia also posted a final 21-14 rally for the final success.
Guna Lagzdina (187-C/F-93) stepped up with 17 points and Paula Langina (180-F-94) netted 13. Sabine Dukate (174-F-93) delivered 9 and Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) notched 8. Shanie Fridman (170-SF-93) answered with 12 points in the losing effort and Sapir Tirosh (174-F/G-93) had 11. Mor Eti Borodovski (185-C-93) posted 8 and Eden Porat (176-F-96) poured in 6 points in a loss.

Latvia U20: Guna Lagzdina 17, Paula Langina 13, Sabine Dukate 9, Paula Tomsone 8
Israel U20: Shanie Fridman 12, Sapir Tirosh 11, Mor Eti Borodovski 8 Eden Porat 6



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  LITHUANIA   


U20 European Championship: Poland defeat Lithuania for second win in Group G - by Eurobasket News

Poland U20 - Lithuania U20 58:51

Poland claimed the second straight win at the classification round Group G of the U20 European Championship. They defeated Lithuania to stay on top of the ladder. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) notched 10 points to pace the winners.
Poland earned a 19:11 lead following ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Poland gained a 34:26 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final intermission. However Poland held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth period and escaped with the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) tallied 9 points and 11 steals, while Dominika Miloszewska (190-F/C-94) added 9 points for the winners. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) tallied 21 points and 11 boards for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) tossed in 8 points in the loss.

Poland U20: Karolina Puss 10, Dominika Owczarzak 9+11 steals, Dominika Miloszewska 9
Lithuania U20: Ieva Preskienyte 21+11 boards, Agne Cerneckyte 8



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  MONGOLIA   


2013 University Games: Sweden crush Mongolia to earn second win - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Mongolia 95:21

Sweden clinched the second consecutive victory at the World University Games. They outscored Mongolia to stay unbeaten in Group A action. Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) and Maria Gultekin (166-G-90) notched 16 points each for the Scandinavian team.
Sweden thumped their opponents in the opening quarter. Mongolia went scoreless in the first ten minutes to face a 25-point deficit. They finally started scoring in the second frame. But Sweden were long gone. The European team accounted for a 46:9 halftime lead. They went on a 26:6 run in the third term and coasted to the victory afterwards. Katarina Milenkovic (182-G/F-91) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Dolgor Ichinkhorloo responded with 6 points for Mongolia. Chimeddolgor Enkhtaivan had 5 points in defeat.

Sweden: Binta Drammeh 16, Maria Gultekin 16, Katarina Milenkovic 15
Mongolia: Dolgor Ichinkhorloo 6, Chimeddolgor Enkhtaivan 5



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  POLAND   


U20 European Championship: Poland defeat Lithuania for second win in Group G - by Eurobasket News

Poland U20 - Lithuania U20 58:51

Poland claimed the second straight win at the classification round Group G of the U20 European Championship. They defeated Lithuania to stay on top of the ladder. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) notched 10 points to pace the winners.
Poland earned a 19:11 lead following ten minutes of action. The teams traded baskets throughout the second frame. Poland gained a 34:26 halftime lead. Lithuania narrowed the gap in the third term. They got within 7 points at the final intermission. However Poland held their opponents to just 9 points in the fourth period and escaped with the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) tallied 9 points and 11 steals, while Dominika Miloszewska (190-F/C-94) added 9 points for the winners. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) tallied 21 points and 11 boards for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) tossed in 8 points in the loss.

Poland U20: Karolina Puss 10, Dominika Owczarzak 9+11 steals, Dominika Miloszewska 9
Lithuania U20: Ieva Preskienyte 21+11 boards, Agne Cerneckyte 8



2013 University Games: Russia dominate Poland - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Poland 74:37

Russia gained the second straight win at the 2013 World University Games. The hosts shot down Poland for 2-0 record in Group A. Veronika Dorosheva (188-PF-91) nailed 12 points to lead the winners. Poland fell at 0-2 record.
Russia held Poland to 11 points in the first frame and posted a 7-point lead. Poland managed just 6 points in the second period to face a 20-point halftime deficit. Russia went on a 20:9 run in the third term to clear off to a 31-point distance. The hosts did not loosen the grasp and sealed a comprehensive victory at the end. Tatiana Grigoryeva (179-F-90, agency: IPSA) and Mayorova netted 10 points each for the winners. Klaudia Sosnowska (186-PF-90) answered with 8 points for Poland. Ramona Casimiro (171-PG-92) had 6 points in the loss.

Russia: Veronika Dorosheva 12, Tatiana Grigoryeva 10, Mayorova 10
Poland: Klaudia Sosnowska 8, Ramona Casimiro 6



Gorzow adds American guard Taber Spani - by Eurobasket News

Gorzow adds American guard Taber Spani (185-G-91) who played last time at University of Tennessee in SEC. She just graduated from Tennessee (NCAA). She helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to SEC All-Tournament Team.
As mentioned above Spani is just out of the college and it will be her first season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements her college team won SEC Tournament for three years in a row (between 2010 and 2012). Spani received also Big 12 All-Academic 1st Team award back in 2009. She represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Thailand four years ago. Spani's team won Gold and her stats at that event were 9 games: 4.8ppg, 3.2rpg.



Jelena Velinovic inks with Basket ROW Rybnik - by Eurobasket News

Jelena Velinovic (193-C-81) inks with Basket ROW Rybnik for the next season. She played last time at Mladi Krajisnik Banja Luka in Bosnia. In 10 Division I games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 12.1rpg, 1.2apg and 2.6spg last season. She helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Center of the Year. The most of previous (2011-12) season Velinovic spent at ChemCats Chemnitz (2.Bundesliga) in German league. In 11 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 5.7rpg that season. She also played at Dynamo (Higher League) in Ukraine that season. In 6 games she averaged 9.7ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2spg. Part of previous (10-11) season Velinovic spent at Vozdovac (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. She contributed to her team making it to the Serbian Cup Semifinals. The other team Velinovic played shortly was Crvena Zvezda (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. She was a member of Serbian Senior National Team in 2010.


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U20 European Championship: Portugal rout Bulgaria in Day 5 - by Eurobasket News

Bulgaria U20- Portugal U20 56:68

Portugal rout Bulgaria in Day 5 of the U20 European Championship. The Portuguese team remained undefeated in Division B after a 68:56 win and improved to 4-0 record. The host meanwhile dropped at 3-2 record.
It was the top game of the day and brought lots of excitement. Bulgaria scored 16 points in the first two quarters and it was enough to take 4-point advantage at the halftime. Portugal reduced to 3 points at the end of the third period and then erupted in the last stanza. The guests erupted with 25-10 burst to seal the victory.
Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) stepped up with 22 points for the winners and Laura Ferreira (179-SG-95) as well as Joana Jesus (173-G-93) notched 10 each. Ines Pinto (179-SF-93) followed them with 9 points. Borislava Hristova (180-G-96) ended up with 16 points in defeat and Iva Kostova (177-SG-94) scored 13. Hristina Tyutyundzhieva (190-C-93) posted 8, whilst Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) nailed 7.

Bulgaria U20: Borislava Hristova 16, Iva Kostova 13, Hristina Tyutyundzhieva 8, Radostina Dimitrova 7
Portugal U20: Jessica Almeida 22, Laura Ferreira 10, Joana Jesus 10, Ines Pinto 9



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  RUSSIA   


2013 University Games: Russia dominate Poland - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Poland 74:37

Russia gained the second straight win at the 2013 World University Games. The hosts shot down Poland for 2-0 record in Group A. Veronika Dorosheva (188-PF-91) nailed 12 points to lead the winners. Poland fell at 0-2 record.
Russia held Poland to 11 points in the first frame and posted a 7-point lead. Poland managed just 6 points in the second period to face a 20-point halftime deficit. Russia went on a 20:9 run in the third term to clear off to a 31-point distance. The hosts did not loosen the grasp and sealed a comprehensive victory at the end. Tatiana Grigoryeva (179-F-90, agency: IPSA) and Mayorova netted 10 points each for the winners. Klaudia Sosnowska (186-PF-90) answered with 8 points for Poland. Ramona Casimiro (171-PG-92) had 6 points in the loss.

Russia: Veronika Dorosheva 12, Tatiana Grigoryeva 10, Mayorova 10
Poland: Klaudia Sosnowska 8, Ramona Casimiro 6



U20 European Championship: Russia coast past Germany - by Eurobasket News

Russia U20 - Germany U20 80:51

Russia claimed the first win at the Second Stage of U20 European Championship. They bruised Germany for 1-3 record in Group F. Darya Namok (179-G/F-93) nailed 13 points to lead the winners.
Russia rolled to a 22:11 lead after ten minutes. Germany answered with a 24-point effort in the second frame to narrow the gap at 3-point mark. Russia tipped off the third term on an 8:0 rally. They finished the period up by 18 points 63:45. Russia ignited a 17:6 rally in the fourth frame to seal the winning outcome. Alina Zamaraeva (179-SG-93) netted 11 points, while Mariya Davydova (191-F/C-93) and Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) added 10 points each in the win. Anna Heise (190-C-93) answered with 12 points for Germany. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Russia U20: Darya Namok 13, Alina Zamaraeva 11, Mariya Davydova 10, Ksenia Tikhonenko 10
Germany U20: Anna Heise 12, Laura Hebecker 9



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U20 European Championship: Spain with another scalp in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Serbia U20 71:46

Spain recorded the fifth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They fired past Serbia to remain on top of the Second Stage Group E. Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) chipped in 14 points to lead the Spaniards. Serbia slipped at 2-2 record after the loss.
Serbia opened the game with four straight points but Spain responded with a 17:0 run to surge ahead. Spain built a 21:12 lead after the opening frame. The gap quickly grew at 20-point mark in the second term. Spain accumulated a 44:17 advantage at halftime. Spain kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. They gained a 58:31 lead before the fourth period and never looked back en route to the victory. Yurena Diaz (178-G-93, agency: Regeneracom Sports) netted 13 points, while Paula Estebas (175-F-93) chipped in 10 points in the win. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) and Jelena Stankovic (180-F-93) responded with 8 points each for Serbia.

Spain U20: Inmaculada Zanoguera 14, Yurena Diaz 13, Paula Estebas 10
Serbia U20: Aleksandra Stanacev 8, Jelena Stankovic 8



Jelena Velinovic inks with Basket ROW Rybnik - by Eurobasket News

Jelena Velinovic (193-C-81) inks with Basket ROW Rybnik for the next season. She played last time at Mladi Krajisnik Banja Luka in Bosnia. In 10 Division I games she recorded very impressive stats: 16.2ppg, 12.1rpg, 1.2apg and 2.6spg last season. She helped them to win the league title and the cup. A very good season in her career as she was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Player of the Year, Bosman Player of the Year and Center of the Year. The most of previous (2011-12) season Velinovic spent at ChemCats Chemnitz (2.Bundesliga) in German league. In 11 games she averaged 5.8ppg and 5.7rpg that season. She also played at Dynamo (Higher League) in Ukraine that season. In 6 games she averaged 9.7ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2spg. Part of previous (10-11) season Velinovic spent at Vozdovac (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. She contributed to her team making it to the Serbian Cup Semifinals. The other team Velinovic played shortly was Crvena Zvezda (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. She was a member of Serbian Senior National Team in 2010.


Nevena Jovanovic joins the forces of PEAC-Pecs - by Eurobasket News

Nevena Jovanovic (178-SG-90) joins the forces of PEAC-Pecs for the next season. She played last time at ZKK Partizan Galenika Beograd in Serbia. In 7 1 ZLS games she averaged 6.1ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.4apg last season. Jovanovic also played 6 games in Eurocup where she had 3.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2spg.
she received Eurobasket.com All-Serbian League 2nd Team award in 2013.
The previous (11-12) season she played at Radivoj Korac (1 ZLS) in Serbian league. In two games she had 7.0ppg, 7.0rpg, 7.0apg and 3.0spg that season. Jovanovic also played 18 games in Adriatic League where she had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 3.6rpg, 3.1apg (top 5) and 1.7spg.
Jovanovic has been also a member of Serbian international program for some years. Nevena Jovanovic has regularly played for since 2010 and previously for U20 National Team between 2009 and 2010. Jovanovic represented Serbia at the European Championships in France this year. Her stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 2.4rpg.



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U20 European Championship: Slovak Republic overcome Netherlands - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands - Slovak Republic 47:62

Slovak Republic earned the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They prevailed against Netherlands to secure 2-2 record in Group E. Sabina Oroszova (188-F-93) nailed 20 points to lead the charge. Netherlands fell at 1-3 record after the defeat.
Slovak Republic got to an energetic start. They quickly opened a 12:4 lead. Slovak Republic arrived at the first break up by 12 points 22:10. They dominated throughout the second period posting a 33:21 halftime advantage. But Netherlands trimmed the gap at just a single point 38:39 late in the third term. Sabina Oroszova netted 5 points in a row to give Slovak Republic a 43:38 lead at the start of the fourth period. Slovak Republic went on a 12:0 run to cap the regulation with and sealed a comfortable win at the end. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) and Barbora Balintova (176-PG-94) netted 12 points each for the winners. Gabrielle Van Den Bosch (173-G-93) responded with 14 points for Netherlands. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) had 13 points in the loss.

Netherlands U20: Gabrielle Van Den Bosch 14, Maxime Essenstam 13
Slovak Republic U20: Sabina Oroszova 20, Angelika Slamova 12, Barbora Balintova 12



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  SPAIN   


U20 European Championship: Spain with another scalp in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Serbia U20 71:46

Spain recorded the fifth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They fired past Serbia to remain on top of the Second Stage Group E. Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) chipped in 14 points to lead the Spaniards. Serbia slipped at 2-2 record after the loss.
Serbia opened the game with four straight points but Spain responded with a 17:0 run to surge ahead. Spain built a 21:12 lead after the opening frame. The gap quickly grew at 20-point mark in the second term. Spain accumulated a 44:17 advantage at halftime. Spain kept their opponents at bay throughout the third term. They gained a 58:31 lead before the fourth period and never looked back en route to the victory. Yurena Diaz (178-G-93, agency: Regeneracom Sports) netted 13 points, while Paula Estebas (175-F-93) chipped in 10 points in the win. Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) and Jelena Stankovic (180-F-93) responded with 8 points each for Serbia.

Spain U20: Inmaculada Zanoguera 14, Yurena Diaz 13, Paula Estebas 10
Serbia U20: Aleksandra Stanacev 8, Jelena Stankovic 8



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2013 University Games: Sweden crush Mongolia to earn second win - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Mongolia 95:21

Sweden clinched the second consecutive victory at the World University Games. They outscored Mongolia to stay unbeaten in Group A action. Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) and Maria Gultekin (166-G-90) notched 16 points each for the Scandinavian team.
Sweden thumped their opponents in the opening quarter. Mongolia went scoreless in the first ten minutes to face a 25-point deficit. They finally started scoring in the second frame. But Sweden were long gone. The European team accounted for a 46:9 halftime lead. They went on a 26:6 run in the third term and coasted to the victory afterwards. Katarina Milenkovic (182-G/F-91) chipped in 15 points for the winners. Dolgor Ichinkhorloo responded with 6 points for Mongolia. Chimeddolgor Enkhtaivan had 5 points in defeat.

Sweden: Binta Drammeh 16, Maria Gultekin 16, Katarina Milenkovic 15
Mongolia: Dolgor Ichinkhorloo 6, Chimeddolgor Enkhtaivan 5



U20 European Championship: Margaux Galliou propels France past Sweden - by Eurobasket News

France U20 - Sweden U20 59:58

France eked out a tough victory over Sweden in the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. Margaux Galliou-Loko (184-F-93) sank two free throws late in regulation to carry Les Bleus to the fifth straight win at the tournament. Sweden fell at 1-3 record in Group F after the loss.
France pulled ahead early in the game. They piled up a 19:11 lead at the end of the opening quarter. But the Swedish team struck right back after the break. The Scandinavians went on a 20:11 run to eke out a 31:30 halftime lead. France returned the lead in the third term. Les Bleus ensured a 48:45 advantage heading into the fourth period. Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) and Marie Mbuyamba (184-F-93) gave France a 57:49 lead midway through the fourth period. However Sweden answered with nine consecutive points to grab a 58:57 lead with 32 seconds remaining. However Margaux Galliou-Loko hit two free throws to win the game for France. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) and Marie Mbuyamba dropped 14 points each for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) and Gabriella Frykbo (170-G-94) responded with 13 points apiece for Sweden.

France U20: Christelle Diallo 14, Marie Mbuyamba 14, Esther Niamke 7
Sweden U20: Josefin Vesterberg 13, Gabriella Frykbo 13



Anna Barthold re-signs with Northland Basket Lulea - by Eurobasket News

Anna Barthold (185-C/F-80, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: St.Peter's) re-signs with Northland Basket Lulea. She has played there for the last two seasons. In 29 Damligan games she recorded 11.9ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.8spg last season. She helped them to make it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as she was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Swedish Damligan 2nd Team and All-Domestic Players Team. Barthold played in the final of Swedish Damligan in 2012.
She has been also a member of Swedish international program for some years. Anna Barthold has regularly played for since 2005 and previously for University National Team back in 2005. She represented Sweden at the European Championships in France this year. Her stats at that event were 8 games: 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg.
Barthold has played also professionally in Brazil (Poty/Acucar), Spain (Jopisa Burgos, Rivas Ecopolis and Alvargomez Guadalajara).



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2013 University Games: Taiwan roll past Japan for second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Japan 69:64

Taiwan celebrated the second consecutive victory at the start of the 2013 World University Games in Kazan, Russia. They outscored Japan to stay on top of Group C. Hsieh Pei-Chun (181-C-91) nailed 17 points to pace the winners.
Taiwan registered an 18:16 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 35:30 halftime advantage. But Japan picked up the tempo in the third term. They cut the deficit at 2-point mark with ten minutes remaining. Taiwan had to step on the gas in the fourth period to run away with the victory at the end. Huang Ping-Jen (178-F-89) netted 15 points, while Hsu Chien-Hui (171-G/F-89) and Hung-Ying Huang added 8 points each for the winners. Masaru Honda (175-G/F-89) answered with 15 points for Japan. Mika Kurihara (178-F-89) and Mio Shinozaki (166-PG-91) chipped in 12 points each for the losing side.

Taiwan: Hsieh Pei-Chun 17, Huang Ping-Jen 15, Hsu Chien-Hui 8, Hung-Ying Huang 8
Japan: Masaru Honda 15, Mika Kurihara 12, Mio Shinozaki 12



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  TURKEY   


U20 European Championship: Italy stop Turkey in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20 - Italy U20 46:54

Turkey suffered the first defeat at the home U20 European Championship. They surrendered against ambitious Italy in Samsun tonight. Caterina Dotto (167-PG-93) scored 14 points to pace the Azzurri. Both teams are now tied at 3-1 record in Group F standings.
Italy held the hosts to only 6 points in the first period to gain an 8-point lead. Turkey cut the deficit in the second period. The home side got within 6 points at the interval 26:20. But Italy triggered a 7:0 rally to open the second half with and regained a comfortable lead. They entered the fourth frame leading by 9 points and never looked back afterwards. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) nailed 11 points, while Francesca Melchiori (175-G-93) added 10 points in the victory. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 14 points for Turkey. Pelin Bilgic (170-G-94) had 9 points in the defeat.

Turkey U20: Ayse Cora 14, Pelin Bilgic 9
Italy U20: Caterina Dotto 14, Alessandra Formica 11, Francesca Melchiori 10



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  UKRAINE   


U20 European Championship: Ukraine beat Hungary for initial win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine U20 - Hungary U20 72:53

Ukraine gained the initial success at the U20 European Championship. They snapped four-game losing skid edging Hungary today. Ukraine improved thus at 1-1 record in classification round Group G. Oleksandra Chek (191-C-93) nailed 25 points to lead the charge.
Ukraine grabbed a 20:12 advantage after ten minutes. They maintained the lead throughout the second period. Ukraine piled up a 36:25 halftime advantage. Hungary narrowed the margin at the third term. They got within 10 points at the final break. But the Ukrainian side exploded with a 19:10 run in the fourth period to seal the victory. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) posted 21 points and 13 boards for Ukraine. Darya Zavidna (185-F-93) had 13 points for the winners. Szidonia Katona (182-F-93) answered with 13 points for Hungary. Bernadett Horvath (168-PG-96) had 10 points in the loss.

Ukraine U20: Oleksandra Chek 25, Miriam Uro-Nilie 21+13 boards, Darya Zavidna 13
Hungary U20: Szidonia Katona 13, Bernadett Horvath 10



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U20 European Championship: Belgium grabs 4-0 record in Division B - by Eurobasket News

Belgium U20-United Kingdom U20 79:42

Belgium grabs 4-0 record in Division B at the U20 European Championship. The leaders overcame United Kingdom U20 79:42 in the start of Day 5.
Belgium was the favorite of the game and started with 23-13 lead. They added 20-7 before the halftime and never looked behind in the game. Moreover Belgium posted a 15-8 rally in the third quarter and finished the game with 21-14 end.
Julie Vanloo (172-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Hanne Mestdagh (178-G/F-93) nailed 14. Lynn Delvaux (182-F-93) notched 12, whilst Lien Delmulle (180-F-93) had 11. Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) replied with 12 points in the losing effort as United Kingdom fell at 0-5 record. Leah McDerment (180-PG-96) posted 11 and Claire Paxton (188-PF-94) scored 7.


Tomorrow Belgium will take on Israel, while United Kingdom will have a day off.

Belgium U20: Julie Vanloo 17, Hanne Mestdagh 14, Lynn Delvaux 12, Lien Delmulle 11
United Kingdom U20: Shequila Joseph 12, Leah McDerment 11, Claire Paxton 7



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  WNBA   

Standings

WNBA Standings
Eastern
 1. Atlanta D. 10-2 
 2. Chicago S. 8-4 
 3. Washington M. 6-6 
 4. New York L. 6-7 
 5. Indiana F. 4-7 
 6. Connecticut S. 3-8 
Western
 1. Minnesota L. 9-3 
 2. L.Angeles S. 8-4 
 3. Phoenix M. 8-5 
 4. Seattle S. 5-8 
 5. S.Antonio SS 3-8 
 6. Tulsa S. 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jul. 9: Minnesota L. - Atlanta D. 94-72
Jul. 9: New York L. - Seattle S. 66-57
Jul. 10: Chicago S. - Washington M.
Jul. 10: Phoenix M. - S.Antonio SS
Jul. 11: Indiana F. - Minnesota L.
Jul. 11: Tulsa S. - L.Angeles S.



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Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Russia2-0
2. Sweden2-0
3. Mongolia0-2
4. Poland0-2
Group B
1. USA2-0
2. Brazil1-1
3. Czech Rep.1-1
4. Mali0-2
Group C
1. Taiwan2-0
2. Ukraine1-1
3. Canada1-1
4. Japan0-2
Group D
1. Australia2-0
2. China1-1
3. Hungary1-1
4. Finland0-2

Preliminary Round: Round 2

A

Jul. 9: SWE - MGL 95-21
Jul. 9: RUS - POL 74-37

B

Jul. 9: BRA - MLI 78-51
Jul. 9: USA - CZE 101-61

C

Jul. 9: TAI - JPN 69-64
Jul. 9: CAN - UKR 57-59

D

Jul. 9: AUS - CHN 94-45
Jul. 9: FIN - HUN 59-64

Preliminary Round: Round 3

A

Jul. 10: RUS - SWE
Jul. 10: POL - MGL

B

Jul. 10: CZE - MLI
Jul. 10: USA - BRA

C

Jul. 10: JPN - UKR
Jul. 10: TAI - CAN

D

Jul. 10: CHN - HUN
Jul. 10: AUS - FIN