EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 7/9/2013 4:04:01 AM

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  ADRIATIC LEAGUE   



Two signing for Igokea today - by Igor Obradovic

First signing for champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and participient in Eurocup in season 2013/14 is Keddric Mays (183-PG-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm)
This point guard who is high percentage 3-point-shooter comes from Givova Scafati (Italy).
In last season he have 35.2 minutes per game, 18.8 points (59.4 % for 2p and 40.8 % for 3p), 73.5 % free throw, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 asists and avarage index points at 18.2.
Second signing for Igokea today is actually re-signing one of the best player in last season, Milan Dozet (203-SF-79).



Igokea announced American Keddric Mays - by Eurobasket News

Igokea announced American Keddric Mays (183-PG-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) for the next season. He played last time at Givova Scafati Basket in Italy. In 32 Lega2 games he averaged impressive 18.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 3rd Team.
The previous (11-12) season Keddric Mays played at Halychyna (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 18 games he had 12.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.6apg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 58 games he had 13.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mays also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 7.0apg and 1.5spg.
In 2009-10 season he played at Znicz Jaroslaw (3Liga) in Polish league. In 28 games he had also great stats: 19.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.9apg and 2.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Polish League All-Star Game. In 2008-09 season Mays played at Universidad Catolica (DIMAYOR) in Chilean league.



Radnicki instead Vojvodina - by Igor Obradovic

Board of Adriatic league offer wild-card to Radnicki Kragujevac because Vojvodina did not meet all the requirements.

The ABA Sidro Assembly, which was held on June 20th in Ljubljana, unanimously decided that BC Vojvodina Srbijagas and BC Siroki WWin need to pay the whole amount for the 2013/14 wild-card until 5.7.2013. According to the agreement BC Siroki WWin fulfilled all its obligations toward ABA League. This was not the case with BC Vojvodina Srbijagas, which didn't fulfill the condition to become member of ABA League in 2013/14 season. Since the wild-card, which was offered to Vojvodina, was not paid on time it was offered to the next Serbian club according to the national championship ranking in 2012/13 season BC Radnicki. BC Radnicki was now given an extra time to pay the wild-card until 9.7.2013 at 12.p.m.

www.abaliga.com




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  ARGENTINA   


Quilmes Mar del Plata welcomes back Marin - by Eurobasket News

Quilmes Mar del Plata (TNA) tabbed 31-year old naturalized Italian swingman Anibal Marin (199-82). It is actually his comeback to Mar del Plata as he played here before. Marin has played for the last two years at La Union (LigaA). In 44 games he averaged 7.3ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg last season.
Among other achievements his team made it to the LigaA Semifinals in 2011. Marin received also Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian LigaA 2nd Team award back in 2009. He represented Argentina at the COCABA Championships for Clubs six years ago.
Marin has played previously professionally in Argentina (Atletico Independiente Neuquen, Belgrano San Nicolas, Estudiantes Olavarria, Argentino and Quimsa) and Guatemala (Bodega Radio).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: Surprising for his effectiveness in this position; incredible self confidence for a guy of his age, can score against any opponent, and is able to rebound well and to score from inside, thanks to his beginnings at power forward; needs to add bulk and experience, but he is quickly converting in one of the best young Argentinian players.
A very effective player, with great offensive skills, good ball handler and passer, who made a succesful conversion to guard and small forward, but who started his career at 4 position, and thanks to this he's able to play inside, and to guard power forwards
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By Eurobasket Data Center



Justin Keenan (ex Arecibo) signs at La Union - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) landed 25-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-113kg-88, college: Ferris State). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In four games he averaged 12.8ppg and 8.0rpg. Keenan also played at Caciques (BSN) in Puerto Rico that season. In three games he had 9.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at Trouville (LUB) in Uruguayan league. In 38 games he had very impressive stats: 26.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
The previous (2012) summer Keenan was tested by Panteras (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 6 games he had 9.8ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2spg. The last (2012) season he played at Larre Borges (Metropolitan) in Uruguayan league. In 25 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 23.9ppg and recorded 10.8rpg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Keenan's team won GLIAC North Division Regular Season in 2011. He received also All-GLIAC Player of the Year award in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Keenan graduated from Ferris State in 2011 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



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  AUSTRALIA   


Australian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Australian University National Team 2013
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Todd Blanchfield
Blanchfield
Clint Steindl
Steindl
Cody Ellis
Ellis
Mitchell Young
Young
Cameron Bairstow
Bairstow
#e#5
4Mitchell Norton 180-G-93 Townsville H. Australia
5Jason Cadee 186-G-91 W.Adelaide B. Australia
6Igor Hadziomerovic 193-G-92 Boise St. USA
7Owen Odigie 196-F/G-93 Dandenong R. Australia
8Todd Blanchfield 200-F-91 Townsville H. Australia
9Clint Steindl 201-F/G-89 Taipans Australia
10Ryan Broekhoff 201-F-90 Valparaiso USA
11Andrija Dumovic 208-C/F-93 Canberra G. Australia
12Cody Ellis 203-F-90 St.Louis USA
13Mitchell Young 206-F-90 Taipans Australia
14Cameron Bairstow 206-F-90 N.Mexico USA
15Matthew Andronicos 208-C/F-91 Cairns M. Australia




2013 University Games: Australia keep Sweden winless - by Eurobasket News

Australia-Sweden 70:53

Australia keep Sweden winless at the 2013 University Games. Australia meanwhile improved to 2-0 record after a 70:53 win. The Scandinavian side suffered their second loss and dropped at the bottom of the group.
It was a great start from both teams that stayed close to each other in the first period. Only 13-12 rally allowed Australia to take the lead as they also added 16-7 surge later in the half. Australia won the third period 19-14 and finished the game with a 22-20 run.
Andrija Dumovic (208-C/F-93) stepped up with 12 points for the winners and Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. Jason Cadee (186-G-91) brought 8, whilst Cody Ellis (203-F-90) and Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) notched 7 each. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) delivered 12 points in defeat, while Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) and BARTON Charles had 9 each. Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) finished the game with 5 points in a loss.

Australia: Andrija Dumovic 12, Ryan Broekhoff 11, Jason Cadee 8, Cody Ellis 7, Mitchell Young 7
Sweden: Alexander Lindqvist 12, Chris Czerapowicz 9, BARTON Charles 9, Gustav Sundstrom 5



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  BAHRAIN   


Sasa Nikitovic is the new Head coach of Bahrain National Team - by Ahmad Madwar

The young serbian coach Sasa Nikitovic named as head coach of Bahrain National team last week, coach Sasa will start the preparation with National team this week after the league
done few days ago ..
This is his first experience in Middle-east .. here is his Awards/Achievements:
Coach Assistant: Serbian University National Team -07, 09
World University Championships in Bangkok -07
Euroleague Nike Junior Tournament -08
Adriatic League Quarterfinals -08
Serbian League Semifinals -08
Coach Assistant: Serbian National Team -09-11, 13
World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) -09
European Championships in Poland -09
Head Coach: Serbian U16 National Team -10-11
European Championships U16 in Bar (Montenegro) -10
World Championships in Turkey -10 (Semifinals)
European Championships U16 in Czech Republic -11
European Championships in Lithuania -11



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  BALTIC LEAGUE   


BK Ventspils announced Maris Gulbis - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils announced Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group). He played last time at BK Barons Kvartals Riga. It is actually his comeback to Ventspils as he played here before. In 40 LBL games he had very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Gulbis also played 21 games in Baltic League where he was the best scorer with remarkable 17.7ppg and averaged 5.4rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 1st Team.
The previous season Gulbis played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 24 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1spg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at BK Ventspils. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Gulbis was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 37 LBL games he recorded 6.4ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Gulbis also played 15 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded 6.1ppg and 3.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Gulbis also played 24 games in Baltic League where he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
In 2009-10 season Maris Gulbis played at BC Siauliai (LKL) in Lithuanian league. In 7 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 2.6rpg. Gulbis also played 5 games in Baltic League where he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played at BK Zemgale Jelgava that season. In 19 games he recorded also great stats: 16.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.



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  BELGIUM   


Oostende Roster News - by Peter Buyse

Telenet Oostende may have realized it's biggest transfer for the upcoming season in keeping one of their own players. Ethias League Player of the Year and playoff MVP Matt Lojeski (198-G-85, college: Hawaii)i has passed on several other offers and opted to stay in Oostende for at least one more season. Since leaving the University of Hawaii at the end of the 06-07 season Matt has spent his whole overseas career in Belgium. At first he played for Okapi Aalstar where he played till the 2008-2009 season. A season which saw him being voted Eurobasket Import Player of the Year for the first time. That season he also led the Ethias league in scoring with 18.3 ppg. He then moved to Oostende where he is now about to start his 5th season.
The past two seasons he led his team to the Belgian Championship.



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  BOSNIA   


Rasid Mahalbasic joins Utah Jazz summer league team! - by Chris Mathieu

Rasid Mahalbasic joins Utah Jazz summer league team!

Bosnian native Rasid Mahalbasic is playing with the Utah Jazz this summer and is getting a chance to play and make the team. In his first game action he played 13 minutes scored 2pts 2rbs 3ass 2stls. The Jazz lost a couple of post players in Paul Milsap and Al Jefferson and he will get a legitimate chance to make the team. He is a highly skilled 210cm post player with a very good all-around skill set.

He is joining Ognjen Kuzmic who is playing with the Golden State Warriors in summer league action.

Also Bosnian coach and Tuzla native Elvir Music is working with the Philadelphia 76ers.

They will be given a chance to make the NBA along with Bosnian natives Mirza Teletovic, Bojan Bogdanovic and Vladimir Radmanovic.




Igokea announced American Keddric Mays - by Eurobasket News

Igokea announced American Keddric Mays (183-PG-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm) for the next season. He played last time at Givova Scafati Basket in Italy. In 32 Lega2 games he averaged impressive 18.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.0apg and 2.3spg last season. A very good year in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Italian Lega2 3rd Team.
The previous (11-12) season Keddric Mays played at Halychyna (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 18 games he had 12.8ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.6apg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at Ferro-ZNTU Zaporozhye (Superleague) in Ukraine. In 58 games he had 13.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.2apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Mays also played 2 games in EuroChallenge where he had very remarkable stats: 18.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 7.0apg and 1.5spg.
In 2009-10 season he played at Znicz Jaroslaw (3Liga) in Polish league. In 28 games he had also great stats: 19.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 3.9apg and 2.0spg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Polish League All-Star Game. In 2008-09 season Mays played at Universidad Catolica (DIMAYOR) in Chilean league.



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  BRAZIL   


2013 University Games: Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Brazil 65:75

Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D of the 2013 University Games. Brazil overcame Finland 75:65 and handed them their first loss.
Brazil managed to take 16:15 lead at the end of the first period and then erupted with 23-13 burst in the second quarter. Finland recovered a bit in the second half but could not change the picture in the game.
Joao Bernardi (F-90) tops-cored for the winners with 16 points and Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 10. ALVES MAIA Rafael delivered 9, while George Chaia (190-G-91) had 8. Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) answered with 23 points in the losing case and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) poured in 14. Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) delivered 12, while Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) added 11.
Brazil made 20/27 shots from the 2-point line. They scored however only 6 three-pointers out of 20.

Finland: Roope Ahonen 23, Carl Lindbom 14, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 12, Antto Nikkarinen 11
Brazil: Joao Bernardi 16, Leonardo Meindl 10, ALVES MAIA Rafael 9, George Chaia 8



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  CANADA   


2013 University Games: Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex - by Eurobasket News

Canada-United Arab Emirates 137:43

Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex of the 2013 University Games. Canada reached 137:43 win for 2-0 record in Kazan. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Canada opened the game with 18 answered points and never looked behind after. They won the first period 31:12 and added 36-15 in the second frame. Moreover the favorites posted a crucial 33-12 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-4 in the last stanza.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) and Kyle Wiltjer (208-F-92) led the way with 22 points each, while Dwight Powell (208-F-91) added 21. Mangisto Arop (198-F-90) followed them with 14 points in a win. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh poured in 15 points and AL BRAIKI Mohamed as well as OMAR ALAMERI Omer had 10 each in defeat.

Canada: Brady Heslip 22, Kyle Wiltjer 22, Dwight Powell 21, Mangisto Arop 14
United Arab Emirates: ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 15, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 10, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 10



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  CHILE   


2013 University Games: Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania-Chile 116:51

Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame the opponents 116:51 for 2-0 record. Chile fell at 0-2 record in Group D.
Only AGUIRRE Diego managed to break the silence for his team in the game as Chile trailed 2:14 in the opening tip. Lithuania won the first period 34-12 and added massive 29-8 in the second frame. The second half also belonged to the favorites as Lithuania won the third quarter 37-18 to have 100:38 after three quarters. The Baltic side added 16-13 rally in the last period for the final success.
Mindaugas Kupsas (217-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) netted 15. Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) brought 13 points and Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) notched 12. Tomas Alvarez answered with 13 points in the losing effort, while Rocco Cotroneo (202-C-89), IRRIBARRA Jonathan and Camilo Bustamante (F) added 9 apiece.

Lithuania: Mindaugas Kupsas 20, Adas Juskevicius 15, Vytenis Cizauskas 13, Vytenis Lipkevicius 12, Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) 11
Chile: Tomas Alvarez 13, Rocco Cotroneo 9, IRRIBARRA Jonathan 9, Camilo Bustamante 9



Chilean University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Chilean University National Team 2013
#s#
Tomas Alvarez
Alvarez
Jhonatan Irribarra
Irribarra
Diego Aguirre
Aguirre
Camilo Bustamante
Bustamante
Osven Ledezma
Ledezma
#e#5
4Tomas Alvarez 185-G-89 Los Leones Chile
5Yonathan Nehring 195-C-89 U.Concepcion Chile
6Cristian Iturriaga F-89
7Felipe Zepeda
8Gabriel Sanino 201-C-92 Sportiva Italiana Chile
9Jhonatan Irribarra 175-G-91 San Luis Chile
10Rolando Arteaga 178-G-92 Los Leones Chile
11Diego Aguirre 198-C-92 Providencia Chile
12Rocco Cotroneo 202-C-89 Sportiva Italiana Chile
13Camilo Bustamante 187-F-89 San Luis Chile
14Osven Ledezma 202-C-90 Los Leones Chile
15Francisco Pena 187-G/F-89 Puente Alto Chile




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  CHINA   


Chinese University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Chinese University National Team 2013
#s#
Zihao Liu
Liu
Jinming Cui
Cui
Meng Wei
Wei
Hao Wen
Wen
Zhigang Li
Li
#e#5
5Liu Zihao 183-PG-92
6Wen Hao 193-F-90
7Cui Jinming 193-G-92
8Li Zhigang 200-F-91
9Gao Xiangnan 190-G-90
10Xiao Jian 204-F/C-95
11Lian Liu 200-F-91 Jilin NE T. China
12Sun HeFeng 204-F-92 DongGuan L. China
13Zhang Hanqi 205-C-91
14Dai Huaibo 205-C/F-94
15Wei Meng 210-C-89




2013 University Games: Norway upset China in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

China-Norway 74:106

Norway upset China in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side improved to 1-1 record after a 106:74 victory. The Chinese team meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams lost their openers and desired to open the winning account. Norway started the game with 26:11 run and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The European team added 19-14 in the second period and led 20 points at the halftime. Moreover Norway won the third period 26-15 and finished the game with 35-34 rally.
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) paced all the winners with 22 points and Anders Stien (195-G-90) as well as Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) had 16. Magne Fivelstad (198-G-89) poured in 10 points in a win. CUI Jinming ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and LIU Zihao as well as GAO Xiangnan had 11 each. ZHANG Hanqi and WEI Meng poured in 9 points each in a loss.

China: CUI Jinming 14, LIU Zihao 11, GAO Xiangnan 11, ZHANG Hanqi 9, WEI Meng 9
Norway: Stian Mjos 22, Anders Stien 16, Karamo Jawara 16, Magne Fivelstad 10



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  CROATIA   


Can they represent Croatia well? - by Ivo Vukojevic

Today begins a Divison A U20 Eurobasket for men. The Croatian team is in a group B with Montenegro, Sweden, Turkey and Ukraine. Twelve best players of this generation have been selected by the head coach Damir Milacic and assistant Marin Zirdum .
On the court, the team will be led by the only player who participates in the ABA league - Marko Ramljak (201-PF-93, agency: Interperformances). It's also easy to predict that Matej Buovac (201-F-93) will be one of the scorers and players of this team. Croatian offensive plays will be led by two guard who had a great season behind - Juraj Segaric (183-PG-93) and Luka Panduric (192-G-93). Antonio Boban (200-F/G-93), a great guard from Rijeka is one of the best three-point shooters in this tournament and his scoring ability will be crucial in some games. Also, everybody wants to see what a big men from Canada Blaz Bozinovic (208-C-93) can do to help his team. Rest of the team is "filled" by Domagoj Samac, Domagoj Kanaet (197-F-93), Marko Bakovic (204-C/F-93), Petar Madunic (210-C-93), Luka Vlaic (208-C-93) and Henrik Sirko (198-F-93).
The Croatian team have a first check today at 18:00 Estonian time in TTU Sports Centre against great team - Turkey.



France U16 win Riom tournament - by Eurobasket News

France U16 - Croatia U16 76:48

French U16 National Team earned the title at the Riom international tournament. They claimed three wins in as many games played at the tourney. The hosts defeated Croatia on the final day of the competition. Amine Noua (196-PF-97) stepped up with 13 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
France opened a 21:12 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second frame. The hosts ensured a 40:31 halftime lead. France boosted the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 54:39 advantage at the final intermission. France kept Croatia at bay throughout the fourth term and sealed the victory at the end. Luc Loubaki (189-G-97) and Renathan Ona Embo (185-PG-98) had 12 points each for the winners. Marin Vrucinic (97) responded with 15 points for Croatia. Ante Zizic (201-C/F-97) and Bruno Skokna (188-SG-97) netted 9 points each in the loss.

France U16: Amine Noua 13, Luc Loubaki 12, Renathan Ona Embo 12
Croatia U16: Marin Vrucinic 15, Ante Zizic 9, Bruno Skokna 9



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  CZECH REPUBLIC   


Brian Tracey is the Second New Addition to BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec - by Surujh Roopnarine

25-year old Brian Tracey (195-F-88, college: Bentley) is the second new addition to BK Lions Jindrichuv Hradec for the 2013-14 season.
Tracey, a second-year pro out of Bently (NCAA2), spent last season in Belgian's 2nd division with CUVA Houthalen where he averaged 15.5 points and 7.4 rebounds. A 6-5 forward, Tracey started for three seasons at Bently, where during his senior 2010-11 campaign he averaged 17.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while shooting 47.6% from the field, 39.7% from three and 78.2% from the free-throw line. According to his ex-coach Jay Lawson of Bently Brian is above all a great defender, 1 on 1, on screens and beneath the basket.
J. Hradec Sports Director Radim Valcha felt that Tracey's experience with European basketball would help his transition to the NBL next season and sees Tracey as a strong, forceful player capable of handling himself on both sides of the ball.
For his collegiate career, the Eurobasket.com All-Belgian D2 - 1st Team selection averaged 11.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists.



Czech Republic University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Czech Republic University National Team 2013
#s#
Adam Ciz
Ciz
Viktor Cvek
Cvek
Jiri Slavik
Slavik
Jakub Krakovic
Krakovic
Tomas Voslajer
Voslajer
#e#5
4Michal Sotnar 189-PG-92 USK Praha Czech Republic
5Michal Mares 192-G/F-92 USK Praha Czech Republic
6Adam Zampach 197-SF-90 Chomutov Czech Republic
7Krystof Vlcek 194-F-91 B&W Opava Czech Republic
8Adam Ciz 190-PG-91 NH Ostrava Czech Republic
9Viktor Cvek 200-C-89 USK Praha Czech Republic
10Ondrej Peterka 195-F-91 Svitavy Czech Republic
11Jiri Slavik 203-F-89 USK Praha Czech Republic
12Jan Jiricek 203-F-90 Liberec Czech Republic
13Jakub Krakovic 205-F-90 Usti n/Labem Czech Republic
14Martin Gniadek 201-F/C-90 B&W Opava Czech Republic
15Tomas Voslajer 211-C-90 J.Hradec Czech Republic




2013 University Games: USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News

USA-Czech Republic 96:53

USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record at the 2013 University Games. The American side left no chance for the European team after a 96:53 win. Czech Republic meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
USA scored the first 4 points in the game and led 12:4 in the opening tip. They managed to win the first period 20-9 and added 21-13 in the second frame. Moreover USA looked better in the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 25-16 and finished the game with 30-15 surge.
Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Hancock (6'6''-F-90) netted 15. Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90) collected 10 points and 15 rebounds, while SHEEHEY William scored also 10. Ondrej Peterka (6'5''-F-91) finished the game with 12 points in defeat and Tomas Voslajer (6'11''-C-90) netted 11. Michal Sotnar (6'3''-PG-92) poured in 9, while Jiri Slavik (6'8''-F-89) netted 6.

USA: Doug McDermott 23+10 rebs, Luke Hancock 15, Cory Jefferson 10+15 rebs, SHEEHEY William 10
Czech Republic: Ondrej Peterka 12, Tomas Voslajer 11, Michal Sotnar 9, Jiri Slavik 6



BK Decin Added Tomas Vyoral - by Surujh Roopnarine

BK Decin continued re-shaping its roster for the upcoming season with the signing of guard Tomas Vyoral (192-G-92). The 21-year old Vyoral spent last season split between Nymburk and BC Kolin. In 19 games with BC Kolin he averaged 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds. Playing primarily with Nymburk's "B" team in the 1.Liga, he appeared in 26 games, averaging an impressive 18.0 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.2 steals. For his efforts he was named to the Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic 1Liga Honorable Mention Team. Born in Germany, Vyoral came up the junior ranks with Sokol Prazsky and began his professional career in the NBL Karma Basket Podebrady in 2009-10.
The 6-4 Vyoral is expected to get extended minutes for a youthful Decin squad and his ability to play both the 1 and 2 positions will prove valuable to the club looking for versatility and athleticism in its players.



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC   

Standings - District National

LNB Standings
North Division
 1. Metros STGO 4-2 
 2. Huracanes PP 4-3 
 3. Indios SFM 3-3 
 4. Reales LV 2-4 
South Division
 1. Titanes DN 5-1 
 2. Leones SD 3-3 
 3. Cocolos SPM 3-4 
 4. Caneros LR 1-5 

Regular Season: Round 6

Jul. 6: Titanes DN - Cocolos SPM 97-81
Jul. 6: Reales LV - Indios SFM 96-87
Jul. 7: Huracanes PP - Cocolos SPM 90-82
Jul. 7: Indios SFM - Metros STGO 81-97
Jul. 7: Caneros LR - Leones SD 102-94

Regular Season: Round 7

Jul. 9: Leones SD - Metros STGO
Jul. 9: Indios SFM - Caneros LR
Jul. 10: Titanes DN - Huracanes PP
Jul. 10: Reales LV - Leones SD



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  EGYPT   


William Jones Cup: Egypt record second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Egypt - Japan 64:59

Egypt celebrated the second consecutive victory at the William Jones Cup. They held off Japan in Taipei for 2-1 record. Japan slipped at 0-3 record at the start. Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) stepped up with 20 points and 5 steals to lead the African team.
Egypt eked out a 24:21 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Egypt arrived at halftime up by five points 38:33. The African team kept Japan at distance throughout the third term. Egypt piled up a 7-point lead heading into the fourth period. Japan tried to turn things around in the fourth quarter but came up short at the end. Mouhanad El Sabbagh (182-PG-88) chipped in 13 points, while Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) added 10 poitns for the winners. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) responded with 14 points and 9 boards for Japan. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) had 13 points in the loss.

Egypt: Ibrahim El Gamal 20, Mouhanad El Sabbagh 13, Ramy Abdalla 10
Japan: Kosuke Takeuchi 14, Kosuke Kanamaru 13



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Estonian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Estonian University National Team 2013
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Siim Raudla
Raudla
Jaan Puidet
Puidet
Kristjan Keres
Keres
Toomas Raadik
Raadik
Madis Saarmets
Saarmets
#e#5
4Siim Raudla 190-G-90 TTU Estonia
6Jaan Puidet 191-G/F-92 TTU Estonia
8Taavi Hamarsalu 200-C/F-89 Parnu Estonia
9Erik Keedus 198-F-90 TTU Estonia
10Kristjan Keres 196-F-89 TTU Estonia
11Priidik Ulp 189-G-92 TTU Estonia
12Toomas Raadik 202-F-90 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
13Madis Saarmets 201-C-90 TTU Estonia
14Kevin Liivamagi 202-F-93 Parnu Estonia
15Kristjan Voolaid 201-F-92 Rapla Estonia




2013 University Games: Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia - by Eurobasket News

Russia-Estonia 106:43

Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia at the 2013 University Games. The home side of the tournament posted the second straight 106:43 win for 2-0 record. Estonia meanwhile fell at 1-1 record as they suffered their first loss.
Russia proved the ambitions again for the top places in Kazan and did not have any problems reaching another victory. They started the game with 24-10 and added 25-13 surge in the second period. The third period was a nightmare for the guests that managed to score only 4 points. Russia exploded with 26 and then added 31-16 rally in the last period.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) notched 20. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) delivered 14 and KULAGIN Dmitrii notched 12. Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) and Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) produced 9 points each, while Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) had 8. Kristjan Voolaid (201-F-92) delivered 6 points in a loss.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 25, Maxim Grigoryev 20, Pavel Antipov 14, KULAGIN Dmitrii 12
Estonia: Kristjan Keres 9, Jaan Puidet 9, Priidik Ulp 8, Kristjan Voolaid 6



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  EUROCUP   


Two signing for Igokea today - by Igor Obradovic

First signing for champions of Bosnia and Herzegovina and participient in Eurocup in season 2013/14 is Keddric Mays (183-PG-84, agency: Hart Sports Mngm)
This point guard who is high percentage 3-point-shooter comes from Givova Scafati (Italy).
In last season he have 35.2 minutes per game, 18.8 points (59.4 % for 2p and 40.8 % for 3p), 73.5 % free throw, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 asists and avarage index points at 18.2.
Second signing for Igokea today is actually re-signing one of the best player in last season, Milan Dozet (203-SF-79).



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Spanoulis signed a three year contract extension with Olympiacos - by Giorgos Diploidis

Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) signed a contract extension with Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus, Piraues for 3 more seasons. A lot of teams tried to have a deal with him like CSKA, Barcelona and Galatasaray according to the rumors however the captain of the European champions decided to stay in the club. The player's agent a little bit earlier annnounced the official deal between the two sides.

Spanoulis in 31 matches in Euroleague had 14.7 ppg and 2.2 rpg and he was honoured MVP of the competition.



Olympiacos tab Bryant Dunston - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos announced the signing of Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86). The centre signed a two-year deal with the Reds. Last season centre spent in Italy. He played for Cimberio Varese. Bryant Dunston notched 14.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game in SeriaA. Bryant Dunston was named All-Italian SeriaA Centre of the Year. He made it into SeriaA 1st Team. Previously Bryant Dunston had stints with Hapoel Holon, Aris, Mobis Phoebus. He was trumped All-Korean KBL Player of the Year in 2010. Bryant Dunston received All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year award in 2012.


Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv inks 23-year old American forward Jake Cohen - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv inks 23-year old American forward Jake Cohen (208-F-90) for the next season. He played last time at Davidson College in SoCon. Cohen just graduated from Davidson (NCAA). In 35 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg last season. He helped them to win the Southern Conf. Regular Season South Division title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-Southern Conference Player of the Year, selected to All-Southern Conference 1st Team and selected to NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team.
In his first season for Davidson (NCAA, starting five) Jake Cohen averaged 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.3%. In 2011-2012 he improved to 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 87.6%. That year he became Southern Conf. Tournament Winner -12, 13.
As mentioned above Cohen is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.



Salah Mejri inks with Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Salah Mejri inks with Real Madrid. The Tunisian player will come from Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB. In 36 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5bpg last season.
Mejri received also Liga Endesa ACB Revelation Player of the Year award in 2013.
The previous season Mejri played at Antwerp Giants (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 33 games he had 9.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.4spg and 2.5bpg that 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. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Mejri also played 12 games in EuroChallenge where he had 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1spg and 1.8bpg.
Among other achievements his team won Tunisian League Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2008 and 2010). He also represented Tunisia at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) this year.



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2013 University Games: Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D - by Eurobasket News

Finland - Brazil 65:75

Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D of the 2013 University Games. Brazil overcame Finland 75:65 and handed them their first loss.
Brazil managed to take 16:15 lead at the end of the first period and then erupted with 23-13 burst in the second quarter. Finland recovered a bit in the second half but could not change the picture in the game.
Joao Bernardi (F-90) tops-cored for the winners with 16 points and Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 10. ALVES MAIA Rafael delivered 9, while George Chaia (190-G-91) had 8. Roope Ahonen (186-G-90, agency: FCM) answered with 23 points in the losing case and Carl Lindbom (206-F-91) poured in 14. Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) delivered 12, while Antto Nikkarinen (185-PG-91, agency: Blacktop Management) added 11.
Brazil made 20/27 shots from the 2-point line. They scored however only 6 three-pointers out of 20.

Finland: Roope Ahonen 23, Carl Lindbom 14, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 12, Antto Nikkarinen 11
Brazil: Joao Bernardi 16, Leonardo Meindl 10, ALVES MAIA Rafael 9, George Chaia 8



Finnish University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Finnish University National Team 2013
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Jesse Niemi
Niemi
Mikael Sandberg
Sandberg
Carl Lindbom
Lindbom
Juho-Matti Lehtoranta
Lehtoranta
Roope Ahonen
Ahonen
#e#5
4Jesse Niemi 193-F/G-90 Kataja Finland
5Mikael Sandberg 210-C-91 Salon Vilpas Finland
6Matias Ojala 197-F-89 Kauhajoki Finland
7Matti Nuutinen 200-PF-90 Nilan Bisons Finland
8Markus Molenius 203-F-92 Kauhajoki Finland
9Sami Ikavalko 188-G-89 Korihait Finland
10Carl Lindbom 206-F-91 Nilan Bisons Finland
11Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 194-SF-89 Kataja Finland
12Lauri Toivonen 201-F-91 UTPA USA
13Alex Vaenerberg 183-G-92 Pyrinto Finland
14Roope Ahonen 186-G-90 Boras Sweden
15Antto Nikkarinen 185-PG-91 Nilan Bisons Finland




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Le Mans announce Qyntel Woods - by Eurobasket News

Le Mans announced the arrival of Qyntel Woods (203-F/G-81, college: N.Mississippi JC). The forward has joined Le Mans for a tryout period. Last season Qyntel Woods spent in Spain. He played for Lagun Aro. The forward notched 11.9 points, 4.0 boards per game in ACB. He was injured in May and missed the remainder of the season. Previously Qyntel Woods had stints in Israel, Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Italy, Greece, D-League and NBA. He was named All-EuroLeague Forward of the Year in 2010. Qyntel Woods was trumped All-Polish League Import Player of the Year in 2010. The forward earned All-Greek A1 League 2nd Team appearance in 2008.


France U16 win Riom tournament - by Eurobasket News

France U16 - Croatia U16 76:48

French U16 National Team earned the title at the Riom international tournament. They claimed three wins in as many games played at the tourney. The hosts defeated Croatia on the final day of the competition. Amine Noua (196-PF-97) stepped up with 13 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
France opened a 21:12 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams exchanged baskets throughout the second frame. The hosts ensured a 40:31 halftime lead. France boosted the lead in the third term. They accumulated a 54:39 advantage at the final intermission. France kept Croatia at bay throughout the fourth term and sealed the victory at the end. Luc Loubaki (189-G-97) and Renathan Ona Embo (185-PG-98) had 12 points each for the winners. Marin Vrucinic (97) responded with 15 points for Croatia. Ante Zizic (201-C/F-97) and Bruno Skokna (188-SG-97) netted 9 points each in the loss.

France U16: Amine Noua 13, Luc Loubaki 12, Renathan Ona Embo 12
Croatia U16: Marin Vrucinic 15, Ante Zizic 9, Bruno Skokna 9



Minnesota Timberwolves let French Mickael Gelabale go - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves let French Mickael Gelabale (6'7''-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) go. He played there last season. Gelabale managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 36 NBA games he averaged 5.0ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played at Valencia Basket (ACB) in Spanish league that season. In five games he had 11.0ppg and 3.4rpg. Gelabale also played 1 game in Eurocup where he recorded 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. The other team he played that season for was Cedevita in Croatian league. In twelve Adriatic League games he had 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous season Gelabale played at Khimky (PBL) in Russian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In twelve PBL games he had 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Gelabale also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 4.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he had 3.6ppg and 2.4rpg. Gelabale also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi (Ethias League) in Belgium that year.
In 2010-11 season he played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and Mickael Gelabale had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 36 ProA games he had 14.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Gelabale also played 4 games in Euroleague where he had 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 12.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
In 2005 Gelabale was drafted by Seattle Supersonics in second round (48th overall).



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Slovenia U18 hand two defeats to FYR Macedonia U18 - by Eurobasket News

Slovenian and FYR Macedonian U18 National Teams played two friendly games in Zrece. The hosts claimed back-to-back victories. The first game ended with Slovenian juniors posting a 67:58 victory. Matic Rebec (180-PG-95) nailed 15 points to lead the hosts. FYR Macedonia used a 27:13 run in the second frame to enjoy a 37:34 halftime lead. But Slovenia limited the visitors to 21 points in the next twenty minutes to snatch the victory. Jure Ritlop (203-PF-95) netted 12 points, while Ziga Zatezic (196-SG-95) added 11 points in the winning case.
Slovenia cruised to a convincing 88:63 victory in the second game. The hosts led by just two points at the interval 42:40. But they went on a 21:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jure Ritlop nailed 21 points for Slovenia. Matic Rebec chipped in 15 points, while Matej Kavas (193-G-96) had 12 points for the winning team.



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The Schwelmer Baskets Get Felix Engel - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Pro B team Schwelmer Baskets have announced their first new player for the new season with Felix Engel (191-G-91). Engel is a 22 year old 191cm guard with five seasons of second Bundesliga experience, but last season he played for SG Sechtem 1971 (Regionalliga) averaging 9,8ppg, 2,4rpg and 2,6apg. The last years havent been easy for the German as after suffering a severe injury, he had to sit out the 2011-2012 season and had to pay his dues in the Regionaliga last season. "He is a very well taught player and very experienced for his youth. I am happy that it finally worked out since I already wnated him three years ago, but he signed at Leverkusen. I think that he fits into our team", stated Schwelm head coach Raphael Wilder. Engel started his basketball career in 2006 for SG FT/MTV Braunschweig (2.Bundesliga). He then played for Erdgas Ehingen from 2007-2010. He played for the Bayer Giants Leverkusen (ProB) in 2010-2011 playing 23 games: 7.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 30.8%, FT-1 (90.5%). Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U16 National Team -07, German NBBL All-Star Game -10, German U20 National Team -10, and European Championships U20 in Croatia -10: 5 games: 0.6ppg





Alex KIng Signs With Alba Berlin Until 2016 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Alex King (200-SF-85, agency: Pro One Sports) has always worked hard no matter where he has played and improved as well and after 11 seasons as a professional, he has recieved a three year contract with one of the top teames and addresses in the Beko BBL with Alba Berlin. King is a 28 year old 200cm forward from Munich that played the last two seasons in Wurzburg. Last season with the s.Oliver Baskets Wuerzburg (BBL) he played 34 games averaging 7.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 30.6%, FT: 70.0%; EuroCup: 6 games: 8.5ppg, 4.8rpg, FGP: 31.3%, 3PT: 54.2%, FT: 28.6%. "He is ready for the next level which also proves with his nomination to the German national team. He can play the position three and four, is a hard defender and has developed into a dangerous offensive player in the last years. I like his physical play and intensity", stressed Alba Berlin head coach Sasa Obradovic.

King started his basketball career in 2002 for Eintracht Frankfurt (2Bundesliga, starting five): 27 games: 8.1 ppg, 3.5 rpg - Frankfurt Opel Skyliners (1Bundesliga): 4 games, 0 ppg, 0,3 rpg; ULEB Cup: 2 games: 1.0ppg, 2reb. He continued to play in Frankfurt until 2008. He then moved on and played for the Telekom Baskets Bonn until 2010. "I have developed well the last two seasons in Wurtburg and now want to take a step further. It is a big honour to get this chnace from Alba Berlin that is always at the top", stressed Alex King. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been German U18 National Team -02-03
European Championships U18 in Germany -02, German Bundesliga All-Star Rookie Game -03,04, German U20 National Team -04-05, German Bundesliga Cup Finalist -04, 09, German Bundesliga Champion -04, German Rookie All-Stars Game -05, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -05, European Championships U20 in Moscow -05: 8 games: 4.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 0.6apg, 1.1spg, German National Team -05, 13, German Bundesliga Semifinals -08, 12, EuroChallenge Quarterfinals -09
German Bundesliga Finalist -09, and German Bundesliga All-Star Game -13

Source: Alba Berlin












The Walter Tigers Tuebingen Sign Jonathan Wallace - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Beko BBL club Walter Tigers Tuebingen have announced the arrival of Jonathan Wallace (187-G-86, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Georgetown) who has not only needed basketball experience, but important knowledge of having played in Germany and knows how to win titles. In the last years Tigers head coach Igor Perovic has often tried his luck with NCAA rookies and succeded, but instead he has brought in a veteran with Wallace. Wallace is a 27 year old 197cm guard from Alabama that has played in Germany for Oldenburg and Munich and last season played for Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Belgium-Ethias League, starting five): 35 games: 10.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT-3 (48.2%), FT: 85.1%; EuroChallenge: 6 games: 13.5ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.5apg, FGP: 51.4%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 84.2%.Perovic wont shy away either from demanding responsobility from the ex Georgetwon player. "We have recieved a strong shooting playmaker that knows the league. We are expecting a lot from him and need him to lead the team. In order that he plays well and set up his teammates best, he needs to work very hard in practice", stressed Tigers head coach Igor Perovic.

Wallace started his basketball career in 2004 with Georgetown (NCAA) where he played until 2008. In hiss enior year he played 34 games: 10.7ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.6apg, FGP: 49.4%, 3Pts: 44.7%, FT: 79.3%. He played a total of 136 NCAA games and as a rookie in 2008 played for Union Olimpija Ljubljana (Slovenia-1A), Adriatic League: 8 games: 4.4ppg, 1.3rpg; Euroleague: 4 games: 6.3ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg; left in Nov.'08, in Feb.'09 moved to EWE Baskets Oldenburg (Germany-1.Bundesliga): German League: 18 games: 1.7ppg; EuroChallenge: 2 games: 0.5ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.0apg. In 2009-2010, he returned back to the States to play for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League, starting five): 58 games: 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 48.6%, 3PT: 42.6%, FT: 88.1%. He then played twos easons for Dirk Bauermann in Munich where he got added important basketball experience playing atotal of 73 games. "The Beko BBL has improved very much. It is a great league with good team and great players. I am looking forward to this great challenge and do my best to play my role", stated Jonathan wallace. Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been NIT Quarterfinals -05, Big East Tournament Semifinals -06, NCAA Sweet 16 -06
Big East Regular Season Champion -07, 08, Big East Tournament Winner -07, All-Big East Honorable Mention -07, NCAA Final Four -07, Big East Tournament Finalist -08, All-Big East 2nd Team -08, DiGiorno College All-Star Game -08, German Bundesliga Champion -09, D-League Champion -10
D-League Southwest Division Champion -10, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -11, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Champion -11
Belgian Cup Semifinals -13, and Belgian League Finalist -13


Source: Walter TIgers Tuebingen



David Godbold Joins Bg Goettingen - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

BG Goettingen have added much experience with David Godbold (196-G-85, college: Oklahoma). Godbold is a 27 year old 196cm guard from Oklahoma that has played in three European countries thus far. He is an athletic shooting guard that can also play forward due to his good rebounding talent. He also has the ability to penetrate and post up smaller guards and is a good perimeter shooter. Last season he played for BC Prievidza (Slovakia (): 21 games: 10.3ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.8apg, Steals-5 (1.6spg), FGP: 48.8%, 3PT: 23.8%, FT: 82.5%. "He can play the positions 1-4 and is a great leader. He was the leading player and rebounder for his team. Even though he hasn't played for us yet, I am sure he will give us consistency", stressed BG Goettingen head coach Johan Roijekkers.

Godbold started his basketball career with Oklahoma (NCAA) and in his senior year played 35 games: 7.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 35.5%, 3Pts: 32.6%, FT: 77.2%. As a rookie in 2009, he played for Bank BPS Basket Kwidzyn (Poland-1Liga): only pre-season, in Sep.'09 moved to ZKS Stal Stalowa Wola (Poland-PLK, starting five): 28 games: 11.1ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-3 (2.1spg), FGP: 42.6%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 62.3%. In 2010-2011 he played for Salon Vilpas Vikings (Finland-Korisliiga, starting five), in Feb.'11 left the team: 4 games: 10.3ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg. In 2011-2012, he played his first season for BC Prievidza (Slovakia-Extraliga, starting five): 45 games: 15.1ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 33.2%, FT: 77.6%. Awards/Achievements in his absketball career have been HS Oklahoman's All-City Team and to the Oklahoma Coaches Association's All-State Team -05, Big 12 Tournament Semifinals -08
Slovakian League Champion -12, Slovakian League Regular Season Runner-Up -12, Eurobasket.com All-Slovakian League 1st Team -12, and Eurobasket.com Slovakian League All-Bosmans Team -12.

Source: BG Goettingen



FC Bayern Munich keeps Steffen Hamann For Another Season - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

There is only one team where Steffen Hamann (194-G-81, agency: LUMANI 10.7) has played longer for than FC Bayern Munich and that is the Brose Baskets Bamberg, but the 2005 silber medal winner at the European championships has found a second home in the bavarian capital as he will play a fourth season for the most famous team in Germany. Hamann is a 32 year old 194cm guard that is best known for making his defender look silly on the drive and last season played 41 games: 5.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 3.0apg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 23.1%, FT: 75.0%. We have reached a lot with teh team in the last years and now I want to reach the next step. I am happy to continue to be apart of FC Bayern Munich. I will continue to work hard and give my best so we have something to celebrate at the end of this season", added Steffen Hamann. The club is also happy to keep the German who played 131 games for his country. "I noticed in the intensive talks that he is going into the next season with a very special motivation. he has signalized that he knows the special responsobilty that he has as captain. I am happy that he will continue to be an important part of this team", stated FC Bayern Munich director Marko Pesic.

Source: FC Bayern Munich





Michael Fakuade (I Believe That I Can Bring A Lot Of Different Things To A Club) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Michael Fakuade (201-F-89, agency: N.E.T., college: Ill.-Springfield) is a 24 year old 201cm forward from Chicago, Illinois that also has the NIgerian citzenship. He just completed his rookie season for UBC Hannover playing 15 games: 15.2ppg, Reb-5 (10.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-1 (2.8bpg), FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 67.6%. He started his basketball career in 2007 for N.Illinois (NCAA) where he played until 2010 playing 54 NCAA games. He then changed to play for Ill.-Springfield (NCAA2). He played a total of 45 NCAA 2 games and as a senior played 24 games: 14.5ppg, RebNCAA2-6 (11.0rpg), BlocksNCAA2-2 (3.5bpg), FGP: 55.9%, 3PT: 3-6, FT: 56.7%. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Michael, thanks for talking to Eurobasket.com. Where are you at the moment and how have you been spending your summer?

I am currently just working out Monday Friday at the University of Chicago preparing for the upcoming season, as well as enjoying my summer.


Last season you were a rookie for USC Hannover. The club finished at 9-13. How disappointed were you with the record of the team and what were the main reasons why the club missed the playoffs?

I was very disappointed in our season because I really felt that we had good enough team to do a lot better then we did. I felt that we started off the season too slow and didnt really figure out how to win close games until late in the season.


You had a very strong rookie season averaging 15.2ppg, Reb-5 (10.6rpg), 1.1apg, 1.3spg, Blocks-1 (2.8bpg), FGP: 52.9%, 3PT: 40.0%, FT: 67.6%. You also had six double doubles. Even after a strong season like that what area of your game werent you too happy about that you could improve?

I honestly didnt feel like I had good year. I felt that I should have done more to help my team win and to get into the playoffs. As far as improving, every aspect of my game needs to improve. There is not one spot in my game I cant improve on.


You had Kevin Love type stats against Dorsten with 21 points and 20 rebounds. Was this your season highlight and what do you remember most about this game?

Yes, I do believe this was one of my better games in the season. To be honest the game was kind of a blur. I did not really notice that I was even close to those numbers. After the game my teammates where telling that I had 20 points and 20 rebounds. I wasnt really focused on achieving those stats, I was just happy we won the game and that helped put us in a better position to make the playoffs.


You shot 40% from outside picking your spots when to shoot which shows that you are a versatile big man, but what is strength in your game that doesnt always get recognized right away?

I just try to take whatever shot the defense gives me, whether it may be a lay up or an open three. Some parts of my game that does not get recognized is my versatility. Not just on the offense end but on the defense end as well. I have the ability to guard on the perimeter as well as inside.

How important was it transferring from Northern Illinois to the university of Illinois at Springfield? How important was head coach Ben Wierzba for getting you set for a professional basketball career?

Transferring from Northern Illinois to Illinois Springfield gave me a better opportunity to show my game. Springfield helped me become more of a leader and become more vocal. It wasnt just Coach Wierzba that helped me get ready for my professional basketball career, but the experience of adjusting to a new coach and new school helped me out even more.


You are a very strong rebounder at 201cm. What is your strength to dominating the boards? Is it all just anticipation?

Anticipation does play a factor, but I truly believe rebounding is all effort and energy. I just try to out work my opponent and have more energy than them.


Steven Bennett of the Spot Up Medien Baskets made the jump from Pro B to Pro A and will playing for the Giessen 46ers. How confident are you that you can make the jump to the next level?

I am pretty confident that I can make the jump to the pro A, I feel if I am given the opportunity I will be productive at any level.


If you could sell yourself in a few sentences, how would you make yourself as a player interesting for a Pro A basketball team?


I believe that I can bring a lot of different things to a team. I believe my versatility and my work effort would allow me to take on any role that the team needs.


In the 76-71 loss to Braunschweig you witnessed Dennis Schroeder pour in 31 points. Did the German look like a NBA first round draft pick? Do you think he could have a long NBA career?

Dennis is a very good player and he had a great game against us. I believe that Dennis will be just fine in the NBA if he continues to work hard. I wish him the best of luck.

How proud were you off your teammate Ashanti Cook having such a strong season after not having played professional ball for three years Training basketball players in Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia and playing semi pro basketball. Is he a good example of never giving up and fighting for your basketball dreams?

Ashanti is a very good player and a hard worker. Im glad he decided to come back and continue his career. His efforts inspired me to stay motivated and never give up on the dream basketball if you really love it.

How does a typical work out day look like for you in Chicago during the summer?

I usually start my workout at 8am at the University of Illinois Chicago with my trainer Ernie Ford. Who takes me through some pretty gruesome workouts that consist of conditioning, ball handling and weights. So it changes day to day.


Playing any pick up games with Josh Parker and Michael juice Thompson?

I see Josh Parker frequently at the University of Illinois Chicago, but havent got a chance to play in any games. As far as Michael Thompson I just finish playing against him in a summer league game. It always fun to play against those guys when I get a chance.


What was the last DVD movie that you saw?

Battle of Los Angeles


Thanks Michael for the chat.




The BIS Baskets Speyer Acquire Kevin Luyeye - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Pro B team BIS Baskets Speyer have announced the signing of Kevin Luyeye (190-G-91). Luyeye is a 21 year old 191cm guard that comes from ASC Theresianum Mainz (Regionalliga). Last season he played 25 games: 10.3ppg, 5.3rpg. "He has developed very well with his athletic ability and he will help us", stated BIS Baskets Speyer manager Gerd Kopf. The German has played most of his career with Mainz except for the 2010-2011 season where he played for the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt II (ProB): 18 games: 1.8ppg, 1.6rpg, also played at Eintracht Frankfurt (2.Regionalliga). In the 2008-2009 season he played five Pro B games for : ASC Theresianum Mainz.

Source: BIS Baskets SpeyerBIS Baskets Speyer



Adam Waleskowski Returns To The Beko BBL With The Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


After two seasons away from the Beko BBL, Adam Waleskowski (204-F-82, agency: Three Eye Sports, college: Florida St.) returns back to the Beko BBL to showcase his talent this time with the Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg. It will be the second time that he will join forces with 2010 Eurochallenge winning coach John Patrick after playing for him in 2010 playing EuroCup: 8 games: 3.6ppg, 2.1rpg, and German League: 20 games: 8.1ppg, 3.4rpg, FGP: 56.9%, 3PT: 18.2%, FT: 76.7%. Waleskowski is a 30 year old 204cm power forward/center American/German from Kettering, Ohio and last season played for Sigal Prishtina (Kosovo-SuperLeague, starting five), in Jan.'13 signed at Duesseldorf Baskets (Germany-ProA): 24 games: 13.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 58.2%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 68.8%. "I am excited about Ludwigsburg. I ahve only heard good things about the club and city. I am looking forward to playing in teh Beko BBL and coach Patrick again. I am also looking forward to Patrick Flomo. It is always nice when you know some players and coach", stressed Adam Waleskowski. He started his basketball career in 2001 with Florida St. (NCAA) where he played until 2005. As a senior he played 31 games: 8.4ppg, 4.4rpg, 25ast, FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 42%. He played a total of 122 NCAA games and turned pro in 2005 with Erdgas Ehingen/Urspringschule (Germany-2.Bundesliga) where he played until 2007. In the 2007-2008 season he played for Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProB, starting five): 26 games: 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.3apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 55.8%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 70.6%. In 2008-2009 he played for JSF Nanterre (France-ProB): 7 games: 7.6ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 59.5%, FT: 37.5%; left in Nov.'08, in Jan.'09 moved to Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): 11pts, 17reb, 1ast, 1steal, in April '09 signed at Besancon Basket Comte Doubs (France-ProA): 4 games: 4.8ppg. In 2009-2010, he played for Achilleas Kaimakliou (Cyprus-Division A, starting five): Reb-7 (90 rbs). Awards/Achievements in his basketball career have been French ProB Champion -08, Cyprus Cup Finalist -10Eurocup Quarterfinals -11, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Honorable Mention -13, Eurobasket.com German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Domestic Players Team -13, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Finalist -13, Eurobasket.com All-Kosovo League Import Player of the Year -13.


Source: Neckar Riesen Ludwigsburg



2013 University Games: Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Germany-Ukraine 78:58

Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a comfortable 78:58 win. Ukraine however fell at 0-2 record in Group A.
Germany and Ukraine lost their opener sin Day 1 and looked forward to achieve the initial win. The German side posted a 18:14 lead in the first period and led 4 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Germany needed a 25-13 surge to seal the victory. They also posted 18-14 run in the last quarter for 20-point success.
Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 16. Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) scored 12, while Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) added 10. ROCHNIAK Anton answered with 20 points in defeat, whilst SAINIIEV Vasyl had 9. Rodion Borovskyi (195-F-92) and Ivan Poliezhaiev (204-F-89) poured in 6 points apiece.

Germany: Anthony Canty 18, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 16, Stefan Schmidt 12, Konstantin Klein 10
Ukraine: ROCHNIAK Anton 20, SAINIIEV Vasyl 9, Rodion Borovskyi 6, Ivan Poliezhaiev 6



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  GREECE   


Olympiacos tab Bryant Dunston - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos announced the signing of Bryant Dunston (202-F/C-86). The centre signed a two-year deal with the Reds. Last season centre spent in Italy. He played for Cimberio Varese. Bryant Dunston notched 14.2 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 2.1 blocks per game in SeriaA. Bryant Dunston was named All-Italian SeriaA Centre of the Year. He made it into SeriaA 1st Team. Previously Bryant Dunston had stints with Hapoel Holon, Aris, Mobis Phoebus. He was trumped All-Korean KBL Player of the Year in 2010. Bryant Dunston received All-Israeli League Defensive Player of the Year award in 2012.


Aris announced Gikas and Athineou - by Giorgos Diploidis

Aris Thessaloniki added two players for the guards position, Ioannis Athineou (194-G-88, agency: FCM) and Nikos Gikas (186-PG-91, agency: FCM).The first one did not continue to Panionios whereas the second was playing for Filathlitikos. Ioannis Athineou in 35matches had 4.3ppg and 1.9rpg while Gikas in 26, 13.7ppg, 3.7rpg, Assists-2 (5.6apg).

The announcement of the club : "Aris Thessaloniki bc informs that the history, the shirt and the every work of its board brings to the club the players Giannis Ioannis Athineou and Nikos Gikas".



Greece U16 fire past Ukraine U16 in Riom - by Eurobasket News

Greece U16 - Ukraine U16 80:50

Greek U16 National Team wrapped up their Riom international tournament with victory. They knocked down Ukraine to occupy the second position. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (203-F-97) nailed 16 points to lead the charge.
The Hellenes quickly surged in front. They accumulated a 25:13 lead after the opening stanza. Greece kept Ukraine at bay throughout the second period. The scoreboard read 43:21 for Greece at halftime. The Hellenes maintained the lead throughout the third term. They gained a 59:35 lead before the fourth period. Ukraine could not recover as Greece cruised to the victory. Dionysis Skoulidas (200-PF-97) notched 13 points, while Antonis Koniaris (183-PG-97) and Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) had 8 points each in the win. Rostislav Lunskiy (188-F-97) responded with 13 points. Kirill Marchenko (187-G-97) chipped in 10 points in the defeat.

Greece U16: Vasileios Charalampopoulos 16, Dionysis Skoulidas 13, Antonis Koniaris 8, Georgios Papagiannis 8
Ukraine U16: Rostislav Lunskiy 13, Kirill Marchenko 10



Spanoulis signed a three year contract extension with Olympiacos - by Giorgos Diploidis

Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) signed a contract extension with Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus, Piraues for 3 more seasons. A lot of teams tried to have a deal with him like CSKA, Barcelona and Galatasaray according to the rumors however the captain of the European champions decided to stay in the club. The player's agent a little bit earlier annnounced the official deal between the two sides.

Spanoulis in 31 matches in Euroleague had 14.7 ppg and 2.2 rpg and he was honoured MVP of the competition.



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USBasket.com All-IBL Awards 2013 - by Greg

USBasket.com All-IBL 1st Team 2013
Blake Poole
Poole
Jared Cunningham
Cunningham
Chehales Tapscott
Tapscott
Jacob Stevenson
Stevenson
Cory Largent
Largent

Finals MVP: Blake Poole (6'5''-C-88) of Bellingham S.
Player of the Year: Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81) of Bellingham S.
Guard of the Year: Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81) of Bellingham S.
Forward of the Year: Jared Cunningham (6'9''-F-89) of Portland C.
Center of the Year: Blake Poole (6'5''-C-88) of Bellingham S.
Rookie of the Year: Joe Burton (6'7''-F) of Salem S.
Defensive Player of the Year: Chehales Tapscott (6'5''-F-90) of Vancouver V.
Sixth Man of the Year: Rico Wilkins (6'0''-PG-88) of Bellingham S.
Most Improved Player of the Year: Germain Jordan (6'6''-F) of Portland C.
Coach of the Year: Rob Ridnour of Bellingham S.

1st Team
C: Blake Poole (6'5''-C-88) of Bellingham S.
F: Jared Cunningham (6'9''-F-89) of Portland C.
F: Chehales Tapscott (6'5''-F-90) of Vancouver V.
G: Jacob Stevenson (6'4''-G-81) of Bellingham S.
G/F: Cory Largent (6'6''-G/F-80) of Salem S.

2nd Team
F: Joe Burton (6'7''-F) of Salem S.
F: Germain Jordan (6'6''-F) of Portland C.
G/F: Paul Hafford (6'5''-G/F-84) of Vancouver V.
G: Andre Murray (6'2''-G-87) of Vancouver V.
G: Josh Tarver (6'3''-G-86) of Vancouver V.

Honorable Mention
Daniel Deane (6'9''-F) of Vancouver V.
Evan Matteson (6'10''-C) of Bellingham S.
Kevin Ford (6'9''-F/C) of Portland C.
Marcus Bradford (6'4''-G-85) of Nippon T.
Morris Anderson (6'3''-G) of Bellingham S.



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  IRAN   


William Jones Cup: Iran topple Taiwan B for second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Taiwan B 77:64

Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwanese B National Team to gain 2-0 record. Taiwan B fell at 1-2 record. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) posted 17 points and 10 boards for the winning side.
Iran eked out an 18:16 lead after the starting quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Iran accumulated a 38:31 halftime lead. Taiwan cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts got within 3 points at the final intermission. But Iran reacted with a 25-point outburst in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) netted 15 points, while Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) had 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) answered with 12 points for Taiwan. Kuo-Wei Lai netted 18 points in the losing case.

Iran: Asghar Kardoust 17+10 boards, Mohammad Jamshidi 15, Rouzbeh Arghavan 11+11 boards
Taiwan B: Kuo-Wei Lai 18, Liu Cheng 12



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  IRAQ   


Eugen Ilie is the new head coach of Iraqi U20 National team - by Ahmad Madwar

The Iraqian basketball federation decided to name the Romanian coach Eugen Ilie as head coach for U20 Iraqi National team to build a good and young generation for the future .. Iraq
has a talent young generation .. they had a good results in last FIBA ASIA U18 ..
coach Eugen Ilie coached Zakho team last season, and he named as the coach of the year in Iraq season 2012-2013 !!

We wish all the luck for Eugen in his new mission ..



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  ISRAEL   


Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv inks 23-year old American forward Jake Cohen - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv inks 23-year old American forward Jake Cohen (208-F-90) for the next season. He played last time at Davidson College in SoCon. Cohen just graduated from Davidson (NCAA). In 35 games he averaged impressive 15.1ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6bpg last season. He helped them to win the Southern Conf. Regular Season South Division title. A very good season in his career as he was awarded All-Southern Conference Player of the Year, selected to All-Southern Conference 1st Team and selected to NABC Division I All-District 22 1st Team.
In his first season for Davidson (NCAA, starting five) Jake Cohen averaged 12.2ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 48.9%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.3%. In 2011-2012 he improved to 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.4apg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 53.1%, 3PT: 36.6%, FT: 87.6%. That year he became Southern Conf. Tournament Winner -12, 13.
As mentioned above Cohen is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball.



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  ITALY   


FoxTown Cantu sign Stefano Gentile - by Eurobasket News

FoxTown Cantu gets bigger with Stefano Gentile (191-PG-89) for the next season. He played last time at Co.Fi.Ba JuveCaserta. In 30 games he had 10.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.5apg and 1.6spg last season. A very impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Italian SerieA Honorable Mention.
The previous season Gentile played at Novipiu Casale (Lega2). In 29 games Stefano Gentile recorded 6.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2spg that season. He won Italian Lega Due championship title in 2011. Gentile represented Italy at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) this year.
He has played previously professionally in Greece (Panathinaikos) and Italy (Armani Milano, Aget Service Imola, Ostuni, Pall.Trento and Maddaloni).



Venezia re-sign Guido Rosselli - by Eurobasket News

Venezia kept Guido Rosselli (198-G-83) on the roster. The guard re-signed with the team for another season. Guido Rosselli will enter the third straight season with Venezia. Last season the guard notched 6.5 points, 4.1 boards, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game in SeriaA. He was named All-Italian SeriaA Most Improved Player of the Year. Guido Rosselli was invited to the Italian National Team training camp this summer.


Upea Capo d'Orlando landed American guard Derek Wright - by Eurobasket News

Upea Capo d'Orlando landed American guard Derek Wright (180-G-86, college: Austin Peay St.) who played last time at CS U-Mobitelco Cluj Napoca in Romania. In 32 Liga Nationala games he recorded 14.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 6.8apg (leader !!!) and 2.9spg (leader !!!) last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Romanian League Defensive Player of the Year and voted to All-Imports Team and voted to 2nd Team. The most of previous (2011-12) season Wright spent at NH Ostrava (NBL) in Czech Republic league. In 24 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 4.6apg (top 4) and 2.1spg (in top 4) that season. A very spectacular year in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League 1st Team. He also played at Levharti Chomutov (NBL) in Czech Republic league that season. In 14 games he averaged impressive 17.9ppg, 5.1rpg, 4.6apg (top 4) and 2.4spg (in top 4). Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Czech Rep. League 1st Team.
The previous (10-11) season Derek Wright played at BK Pardubice (NBL) in Czech Republic league. In 40 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 2.5apg and 1.8spg (in top 2). He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was voted to Czech Rep. All-Star Game Skills Challenge Winner. Wright won OVC Tournament championship title in 2008.



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  JAPAN   


2013 University Games: Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Romania -Japan 77:57

Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European side celebrated another victory as they beat Japan 77:57. The latter meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Romania won the opening period 20-9 and never looked behind in the game. They added 18-13 in the second period and led 16 points at the halftime. Moreover Romanian posted two narrow wins in the second half and remained undefeated. Romania won the third quarter 19-18 and added 20-17 rally at the end of the game.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland had 12 each. George Toth (212-C-92) followed them with 9 points in a win. Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) and UTO Naoki replied with 12 points each in defeat, whilst FUJII Yuma and Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) had 5 apiece.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 16, Vlad Corpodean 12, TOROK Rolland 12, George Toth 9
Japan: Kengo Nomoto 12, UTO Naoki 12, FUJII Yuma 5, Taku Bandoh 5



William Jones Cup: Egypt record second straight win - by Eurobasket News

Egypt - Japan 64:59

Egypt celebrated the second consecutive victory at the William Jones Cup. They held off Japan in Taipei for 2-1 record. Japan slipped at 0-3 record at the start. Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) stepped up with 20 points and 5 steals to lead the African team.
Egypt eked out a 24:21 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Egypt arrived at halftime up by five points 38:33. The African team kept Japan at distance throughout the third term. Egypt piled up a 7-point lead heading into the fourth period. Japan tried to turn things around in the fourth quarter but came up short at the end. Mouhanad El Sabbagh (182-PG-88) chipped in 13 points, while Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) added 10 poitns for the winners. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) responded with 14 points and 9 boards for Japan. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) had 13 points in the loss.

Egypt: Ibrahim El Gamal 20, Mouhanad El Sabbagh 13, Ramy Abdalla 10
Japan: Kosuke Takeuchi 14, Kosuke Kanamaru 13



Japanese University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Japanese University National Team 2013
#s#
Yuya Nagayoshi
Nagayoshi
Naoki Uto
Uto
Yuma Fujii
Fujii
Kengo Nomoto
Nomoto
Kosuke Hashimoto
Hashimoto
#e#5
4Taito Nakahigashi 190-G-92
5Yuya Nagayoshi 199-C-91 Aoyama Univ. Japan
6Naoki Uto 91
7Yuma Fujii 91
8Sohei Kawakami 190-G-91
9Soichiro Fujitaka 190-G-91 Nippon T. USA
10Kebin Hareyama 191-F-93
11Kengo Nomoto 196-F-92
12Toru Minagawa 199-C/F-92
13Taku Bandoh 185-G-92
14Kosuke Hashimoto 202-F-93
15Seiji Ikaruga 185-G-94




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  LATVIA   


BK Ventspils announced Maris Gulbis - by Eurobasket News

BK Ventspils announced Maris Gulbis (202-F-85, agency: Players Group). He played last time at BK Barons Kvartals Riga. It is actually his comeback to Ventspils as he played here before. In 40 LBL games he had very impressive stats: 18.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 2.0apg last season. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Latvian League 2nd Team, All-Star Game and All-Domestic Players Team. Gulbis also played 21 games in Baltic League where he was the best scorer with remarkable 17.7ppg and averaged 5.4rpg and 1.3apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Baltic League 1st Team.
The previous season Gulbis played at Vitoria (LPB) in Portuguese league. In 24 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.1spg that season.
In 2010-11 season he played at BK Ventspils. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and Gulbis was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 37 LBL games he recorded 6.4ppg and 3.0rpg. He contributed to his team winning the regular season and make it to the final. Gulbis also played 15 games in EuroChallenge where he recorded 6.1ppg and 3.3rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals. Gulbis also played 24 games in Baltic League where he recorded 7.6ppg and 3.7rpg.
In 2009-10 season Maris Gulbis played at BC Siauliai (LKL) in Lithuanian league. In 7 games he recorded 3.0ppg and 2.6rpg. Gulbis also played 5 games in Baltic League where he recorded 3.8ppg and 1.6rpg. He also played at BK Zemgale Jelgava that season. In 19 games he recorded also great stats: 16.6ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.1apg and 1.0spg.



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William Jones Cup: Lebanon prevail against Taiwan - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Lebanon 63:83

Lebanon gained the second win at the William Jones Cup. They upset the hosts to catch up with Taiwan at 2-1 record in the ladder. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) nailed 18 points to pace the charge.
Taiwan led by two points after ten minutes of action 19:17. But Lebanon turned things around in the second frame. The visitors sparked with a 23:8 rally to build a 40:27 halftime lead. The tempo grew higher in the third period. The teams traded baskets as Lebanon ensured a 13-point cushion before the final period. Lebanon unloaded 20 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Ali Mahmoud (184-G-83) had 12 points, while Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83), Ali Haidar (201-F-90, college: Michigan Tech) and Amir Saoud (187-G-91) netted 11 points each in the victory. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Taiwan. Hsun-Chuang Tsung (191-F) tossed in 15 points in the losing effort.

Taiwan: Davis Quincy 23, Hsun-Chuang Tsung 15
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 18, Ali Mahmoud 12, Mohammed Ibrahim 11, Ali Haidar 11, Amir Saoud 11



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  LITHUANIA   


2013 University Games: Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania-Chile 116:51

Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame the opponents 116:51 for 2-0 record. Chile fell at 0-2 record in Group D.
Only AGUIRRE Diego managed to break the silence for his team in the game as Chile trailed 2:14 in the opening tip. Lithuania won the first period 34-12 and added massive 29-8 in the second frame. The second half also belonged to the favorites as Lithuania won the third quarter 37-18 to have 100:38 after three quarters. The Baltic side added 16-13 rally in the last period for the final success.
Mindaugas Kupsas (217-C-91) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) netted 15. Vytenis Cizauskas (190-SG-92) brought 13 points and Vytenis Lipkevicius (197-F-89) notched 12. Tomas Alvarez answered with 13 points in the losing effort, while Rocco Cotroneo (202-C-89), IRRIBARRA Jonathan and Camilo Bustamante (F) added 9 apiece.

Lithuania: Mindaugas Kupsas 20, Adas Juskevicius 15, Vytenis Cizauskas 13, Vytenis Lipkevicius 12, Simas Buterlevicius (200-F-89) 11
Chile: Tomas Alvarez 13, Rocco Cotroneo 9, IRRIBARRA Jonathan 9, Camilo Bustamante 9



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  MEXICO   


2013 University Games: Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

Mexico-Mongolia 108:54

Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Latin American side won all the quarters of the game for the final 108:54 win. Mexico improved to 2-0 record in Group B, while Mongolia fell at 0-2.
Mexico was the favorite of the game and started with 25-13 surge. They added massive 29-12 burst in the second frame and led 54:25 at the halftime. Moreover Mexico dominated the second half as well and won both quarters. They had 29-18 in the third period and finished with 25-11 in the last stanza.
Mauricio Cheda (198-F-90, college: UTEP) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Fabian Jaimes notched 13. Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) brought 12, whilst Ivan Gracia had 11. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) finished the night with 18 points in defeat and Bilguun Battuvshin poured in 11. DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam scored 8, whilst Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) added 7.

Mexico: Mauricio Cheda 17, Fabian Jaimes 13, Fernando Benitez 12, Ivan Gracia 11
Mongolia: Azbayar Tserendagva 18, Bilguun Battuvshin 11, DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam 8, Sanchir Tungalag 7



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  MONGOLIA   


2013 University Games: Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

Mexico-Mongolia 108:54

Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Latin American side won all the quarters of the game for the final 108:54 win. Mexico improved to 2-0 record in Group B, while Mongolia fell at 0-2.
Mexico was the favorite of the game and started with 25-13 surge. They added massive 29-12 burst in the second frame and led 54:25 at the halftime. Moreover Mexico dominated the second half as well and won both quarters. They had 29-18 in the third period and finished with 25-11 in the last stanza.
Mauricio Cheda (198-F-90, college: UTEP) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Fabian Jaimes notched 13. Fernando Benitez (204-F/C-89) brought 12, whilst Ivan Gracia had 11. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) finished the night with 18 points in defeat and Bilguun Battuvshin poured in 11. DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam scored 8, whilst Sanchir Tungalag (188-G-89) added 7.

Mexico: Mauricio Cheda 17, Fabian Jaimes 13, Fernando Benitez 12, Ivan Gracia 11
Mongolia: Azbayar Tserendagva 18, Bilguun Battuvshin 11, DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam 8, Sanchir Tungalag 7



Mongolian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

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#e#1
4Sergelen Otgonbaatar 178-PG-89
5Tsenguunbayar Gotov 193-F-90 MGL U22 NT Mongolia
6Bilguun Battuvshin 197-F-89
7Darkhantugs Batbold 182-PG-92 MGL U22 NT Mongolia
8Deigernyam Davaasambuu 194-G-90
9Sanchir Tungalag 188-G-89
10Munkhtuvshin Davaadorj 189-SG-89 E.R. Falcons Mongolia
11Dulguun Enkhbat 189-G-92 MGL U22 NT Mongolia
12Ochirbat Otgonbayar 197-F/C-91 MGL U22 NT Mongolia
13Azbayar Tserendagva 202-F-89
14Tserenbaatar Enkhtaivan 195-F/C-90
15Gansukh Avarzed 191-G-92 MGL U22 NT Mongolia




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Porter's pro career will start at Washington Wizards - by Eurobasket News

Porter's pro career will start at Washington Wizards. No. 3 overall draft pick Otto Porter (6'8''-F-93) and the team have reached an agreement.
Otto Porter played last time at Georgetown University in BEC. He just graduated from Georgetown (NCAA). In 31 games he averaged impressive 16.2ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.7apg and 1.8spg last season. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was awarded USBWA All-District II Player of the Year, All-Big East Player of the Year and selected to USBWA All-District II 1st Team.
Despite young age Porter had great career. His received HS Conference Player of the Year award in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.



Chris Kaman signs one-year deal with Los Angeles Lakers - by Eurobasket News

Chris Kaman (7'0''-C-82, college: Cent.Michigan) signs one-year deal with Los Angeles Lakers. He played last time at Dallas Mavericks. In 66 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.6rpg last season. The most of previous season Kaman spent at the Hornets. In 47 games he had 13.1ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.6bpg that season. He also spent pre-season at the Clippers that year.
In 2003 Kaman was drafted by Los Angeles Clippers in first round (6th overall). The former Central Michigan University standout is in his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-European Championships 3rd Team award in 2011. Kaman also represented Germany at the European Championships in Lithuania two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 15.5ppg, Reb-1 (10.0rpg), Blocks-2 (1.8bpg), FGP: 53.9%, FT: 53.8%.



Rasid Mahalbasic joins Utah Jazz summer league team! - by Chris Mathieu

Rasid Mahalbasic joins Utah Jazz summer league team!

Bosnian native Rasid Mahalbasic is playing with the Utah Jazz this summer and is getting a chance to play and make the team. In his first game action he played 13 minutes scored 2pts 2rbs 3ass 2stls. The Jazz lost a couple of post players in Paul Milsap and Al Jefferson and he will get a legitimate chance to make the team. He is a highly skilled 210cm post player with a very good all-around skill set.

He is joining Ognjen Kuzmic who is playing with the Golden State Warriors in summer league action.

Also Bosnian coach and Tuzla native Elvir Music is working with the Philadelphia 76ers.

They will be given a chance to make the NBA along with Bosnian natives Mirza Teletovic, Bojan Bogdanovic and Vladimir Radmanovic.




New York Knicks agrees with Tim Hardaway Jr - by Eurobasket News

New York Knicks agrees with Tim Hardaway Jr. (6'6''-G-92, agency: Priority Sports) Jr. They signed first-round draft pick Tim Hardaway Jr. Jr. to a contract on Monday.
He played last time at University of Michigan in B10. Hardaway Jr. just graduated from Michigan (NCAA). In 38 games he averaged 14.5ppg, 4.7rpg and 2.4apg last season. He helped them to make it to the final. A very good season in his career as he was selected to USBWA All-District V 1st Team, All-Big Ten 1st Team and NABC Division I All-District 7 1st Team.
As mentioned above he is just out of the college and it will be his first season in pro basketball. Hardaway Jr. represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Latvia two years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 9.4ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 63.3%, 3PT: 27.0%, FT: 85.0%.



Detroit Pistons has agreed with Will Bynum - by Eurobasket News

Detroit Pistons has agreed with Will Bynum (5'11''-PG-83, agency: Priority Sports, college: Georgia Tech). Both sides agreed on two-year deal.
He has played there for the last five seasons. In 65 NBA games he had 9.8ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.6apg last season. Bynum has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2005 Roanoke Dazzle selected him in first round (5th overall) in the D-League draft.
The former Georgia Tech standout is in his ninth season in pro basketball. The list of the past achievements is quite long as Bynum played in the final of Israeli Premier League in 2008. He was also voted All D-League Rookie of the Year back in 2006.
Bynum has played also professionally in other NBA team (Golden State Warriors), Israel (Maccabi Electra Tel-Aviv) and D-League (Roanoke D.).



Golden State Warriors to sign Marreese Speights - by Eurobasket News

Golden State Warriors will sign Marreese Speights (6'10''-F/C-87, college: Florida) for the next season. Both sides are closing in on a three-year deal.
Marreese Speights played last time at Cleveland Cavaliers. In 39 games he recorded 10.2ppg and 5.1rpg last season.
The previous season Speights played at Memphis Grizzlies (NBA). In 67 games his stats read 8.5ppg, 6.0rpg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 75.6%.
In 2008 he was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers in first round (16th overall). Speights attended University of Florida and it may be his sixth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won NCAA championship title in 2007. Speights received also Orlando Pro Summer League 2nd Team award back in 2009.



Minnesota Timberwolves let French Mickael Gelabale go - by Eurobasket News

Minnesota Timberwolves let French Mickael Gelabale (6'7''-SF-83, agency: Three Eye Sports) go. He played there last season. Gelabale managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year (!!!). In 36 NBA games he averaged 5.0ppg and 2.8rpg. He also played at Valencia Basket (ACB) in Spanish league that season. In five games he had 11.0ppg and 3.4rpg. Gelabale also played 1 game in Eurocup where he recorded 5 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. The other team he played that season for was Cedevita in Croatian league. In twelve Adriatic League games he had 10.8ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.0apg.
The previous season Gelabale played at Khimky (PBL) in Russian league. The team played in three different competitions that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In twelve PBL games he had 4.5ppg and 2.5rpg. He helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Gelabale also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 4.2ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg. He also played 7 games in VTB United League where he had 3.6ppg and 2.4rpg. Gelabale also spent pre-season at Spirou Charleroi (Ethias League) in Belgium that year.
In 2010-11 season he played at ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (ProA) in French league. Similarly like in the last season, the team also played in three different competitions that year, and Mickael Gelabale had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 36 ProA games he had 14.2ppg, 4.8rpg and 2.1apg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Gelabale also played 4 games in Euroleague where he had 10.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he had 12.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg.
In 2005 Gelabale was drafted by Seattle Supersonics in second round (48th overall).



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William Jones Cup: South Korea edge USA for third straight win - by Eurobasket News

South Korea - USA 85:79

South Korea kept their record perfect at the William Jones Cup. They held off the USA for the third consecutive victory. Kim Sun-Hyung (187-G-88) nailed 14 points to lead the winners. The USA fell at 0-2 record at the tourney.
The Korean team eked out a 17:14 lead at the first break. The Asian team cleared off in the second frame. South Korea piled up a 41:29 halftime lead. The Korean team stayed aggressive throughout the third term. They knocked down 25 points in the quarter to secure a 13-point lead at the final intermission. The USA poured in 26 points in the fourth period but just narrowed the gap at the end. Seung-Jun Lee nailed 13 points, while Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 12 points for the winners. Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the USA. Curtis Marshall (198-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) and Ed Horton (190-G-85, college: Murray St.) provided 14 points each in the loss.

South Korea: Kim Sun-Hyung 14, Seung-Jun Lee 13, Cho Sung-Min 12
USA: Haywood Owens 16, Curtis Marshall 14, Ed Horton 14



2013 University Games: USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record - by Eurobasket News

USA-Czech Republic 96:53

USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record at the 2013 University Games. The American side left no chance for the European team after a 96:53 win. Czech Republic meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
USA scored the first 4 points in the game and led 12:4 in the opening tip. They managed to win the first period 20-9 and added 21-13 in the second frame. Moreover USA looked better in the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 25-16 and finished the game with 30-15 surge.
Doug McDermott (6'8''-F-92) top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Hancock (6'6''-F-90) netted 15. Cory Jefferson (6'9''-F-90) collected 10 points and 15 rebounds, while SHEEHEY William scored also 10. Ondrej Peterka (6'5''-F-91) finished the game with 12 points in defeat and Tomas Voslajer (6'11''-C-90) netted 11. Michal Sotnar (6'3''-PG-92) poured in 9, while Jiri Slavik (6'8''-F-89) netted 6.

USA: Doug McDermott 23+10 rebs, Luke Hancock 15, Cory Jefferson 10+15 rebs, SHEEHEY William 10
Czech Republic: Ondrej Peterka 12, Tomas Voslajer 11, Michal Sotnar 9, Jiri Slavik 6



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DStv PBL Standings

DStv PBL Standings
Atlantic Conference
1. D.Warriors 16-6
2. Union Bank 15-7
3. Islanders 13-9
4. Oluyolw W 11-11
5. Royal Hoopers. 11-9
6. Comets 8-14
7. Customs 7-15
8. Police Baton 5-15
Savannah Conference
1. Kano Pillars 22-0
2. Mark Mentors 18-3
3. Plateau Peaks 14-8
4. Niger Potters 11-11
5. Bauchi Nets 9-13
6. Kada Stars 8-14
7. Immigration 4-18
8. Yelwa Hawks 1-21

Regular Season: Round 22

Atlantic

Jul. 7: Oluyole W. - Union Bank 84-90

Savannah

Jul. 7: Immigration - Bauchi Nets 66-64
Jul. 8: Kada Stars - Mark Mentors 63-77
Jul. 7: Niger Potters - Kano Pillars 60-70
Jul. 7: Yelwa Hawks - Plateau Peaks 49-61
Jul. 7: Kada Stars - Mark Mentors 42-53

Regular Season: Round 23

Atlantic

Jul. 12: Comets - Islanders
Jul. 12: D.Warriors - Oluyole W.
Jul. 13: Comets - Islanders
Jul. 13: D.Warriors - Oluyole W.
Jul. 13: Union Bank - Police Baton

Savannah

Jul. 13: Kano Pillars - Mark Mentors
Jul. 13: Niger Potters - Kada Stars
Jul. 13: Bauchi Nets - Plateau Peaks
Jul. 13: Yelwa Hawks - Immigration


ISL End Milo Heartbreak As St Jude's Girls Confirm Supremacy - by Oluwafemi Adefeso

International School, University of Lagos and St. Judes Girls Secondary School, Amarata Bayelsa State on Saturday emerged winners of the 15th Nestle Milo Secondary School Basketball Championships, held in Lagos.

International School Lagos, reached their first ever finals since the inception of the competition, defeating St. Joseph Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue state 56-47 in a closely contested final match. ISL trailed with as much as 8 points with about 4 minutes left on the clock in the final quater of the match, before a masterful performance of share will and determination, saw them overturn the deficit and take stronghold of the contest.
Similarly, St. Judes Girls, defended the title they won last year, defeating Government Secondary School, Gboko, Benue State 26-18 in outstanding fashion.Dominating the Benue girls from the blast of the whistle.

In the electric atmosphere of the National Stadium Lagos, Coach of International School, University of Lagos Ernest Ijeoma said after their momentous victory that the team worked hard to achieve the feat.We were not given a chance to go far in the competition, we qualified for the National finals as a wild card, haven lost out in the western conference finals.
We are proud and over-joyed for winning this competition it means a lot to us, Ijeoma said.

Boluwasope Faniran of International School University of Lagos won the most valuable player Award for boys and medals with the rest of the team,as well as the Nestle trophy, N150, 000 cash; Adidas sports shoes, Milo products and a trip to the U.S. for a competition. Runners up St. Josephs Secondary School, Makurdi, Benue received N120, 000 cash, sports shoes and a trip to the U.K. for their effort. Government Secondary School Minna, Niger came third in the competition, defeating the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, International School, 51-36. The Niger boys received N100, 000 cash Adidas sports shoes, Milo products and a trip to the Dubai for a competition.

On the female end St. Judes Girls Secondary School, Bayelsa received the winners medals, the Nestle trophy and Adidas sports shoes for each player in the team plus a cash reward of N150, 000 and a trip to the U.S. later in the year. And team captain Bridget Dibiya also went home with the most valuable player award for girls.

Coach of St. Judes Girls Secondary School, Bayelsa Nelson Torunarigha said that his team performed excellently. It has being a wonderful tournament for us from the state preliminaries to the conference finals and the grand final.
Our victory in all the stages means so much to us and most especially, to grassroots sports in the state, I applaud my players and salute their courage, Torunarigha said.

Government Secondary School Gboko, Benue received medals, a cash gift of N120, 000 and Adidas sports shoes and a trip to the UK for coming 2nd. And Yejide Girls Grammar School, Ibadan, Oyo State came 3rd defeating Government Day Girls Secondary School, Samaru in Zamfara, 24-23 in the 3rd Place Playoff. The Ibadan girls went home with N100, 000 and an invitation to a tournament in South Africa later in the year.



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2013 University Games: Norway upset China in Day 2 - by Eurobasket News

China-Norway 74:106

Norway upset China in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side improved to 1-1 record after a 106:74 victory. The Chinese team meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams lost their openers and desired to open the winning account. Norway started the game with 26:11 run and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The European team added 19-14 in the second period and led 20 points at the halftime. Moreover Norway won the third period 26-15 and finished the game with 35-34 rally.
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) paced all the winners with 22 points and Anders Stien (195-G-90) as well as Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) had 16. Magne Fivelstad (198-G-89) poured in 10 points in a win. CUI Jinming ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and LIU Zihao as well as GAO Xiangnan had 11 each. ZHANG Hanqi and WEI Meng poured in 9 points each in a loss.

China: CUI Jinming 14, LIU Zihao 11, GAO Xiangnan 11, ZHANG Hanqi 9, WEI Meng 9
Norway: Stian Mjos 22, Anders Stien 16, Karamo Jawara 16, Magne Fivelstad 10



Norwegian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Norwegian University National Team 2013
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Anders Stien
Stien
Aksel Bolinz
Bolinz
Stian Mjos
Mjos
Torgrim Sommerfeldt
Sommerfeldt
Roy Nwachukwu
Nwachukwu
#e#5
4Magnus Midtvedt 182-PG-90 Asker Aliens Norway
5Joachim Bohn 187-G-91 Asker Aliens Norway
6Anders Stien 195-G-90 Gimle BBK Norway
7Nicolai Oestbye 187-G-89 Miners Norway
8Karamo Jawara 201-F-91 N.C.Central USA
9Oeivind Lundestad 190-G-91 Ohlone CC USA
10Aksel Bolinz 201-G/F-90 N.Illinois USA
11Stian Mjos 182-PG-89 Baerum Basket Norway
12Magne Fivelstad 198-G-89 Barry USA
13Torgrim Sommerfeldt 198-F-89 Baerum Basket Norway
14Roy Nwachukwu 196-F-90 Ammerud Bskt Norway
15Mattia Bradascio 208-C-91 Centrum Norway




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2013 University Games: South Korea beat Oman in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

South Korea-Oman 126:77

South Korea beat Oman in Kazan in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Asian team celebrated the second straight 126:77 win for 2-0 record. Oman meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
South Korea won the opening period 34:12 and added 20-15 in the second frame. Moreover the team dominated the second half and won both quarters. South Korea needed 35-24 lead in the third period for 89:51 lead and added 37-26 rally in the last stanza.
HEO Ung top-scored for the winners with 27 points and JEON Seong Hyen netted 17. JEONG Hyo Geun and KIM Jihoo poured in 14 points each, while LEE Hyeon Seok added 10. AL ASMI Mohamed ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and BANI ARABA Haitham netted 14. AL SAADI Said and AL FARRAJI Hassan brought 10 points each.

South Korea: HEO Ung 27, JEON Seong Hyen 17, JEONG Hyo Geun 14, KIM Jihoo 14, LEE Hyeon Seok 10
Oman: AL ASMI Mohamed 20, BANI ARABA Haitham 14, AL SAADI Said 10, AL FARRAJI Hassan 10



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Philippines University National Team 2013 - by Simas

4Rhaffy Octobre 92
5Vincent Mendozan 93
6Miko Marquez 92
7Alfred Codilla 91
9Hernal Escosio 90
10Angelo Babia 90
13John Abad 90
15Christian Fajardo 91
17Chris Perolino 93
18Arvie Cabanero 91




2013 University Games: Serbia leave no chances for Philippines - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Philippines 125:44

Serbia leave no chances for Philippines in day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Balkan team won their second game in a row as they posted a 125:44 victory. Philippines meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Serbia started the game with a 7-0 run and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the first period 24:15 and added massive 35-11 in the second period. Serbia erupted with another 29-10 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-8 burst.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) stepped up with 22 points for the winners, while Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) had 20. Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) delivered 15, MARKOVIC Nikola had 14, whilst Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) collected 12 points and 10 assists. ABAD John responded with 8 points in the losing effort and MENDOZAN Vincent as well as PEROLINO Chris added 7 each. CODILLA Alfred finished the game with 6 points in defeat.

Serbia: Milos Dimic 22, Djordje Drenovac 20, Djordje Gagic 15, MARKOVIC Nikola 14, Dejan Djokic 12+10 ast
Philippines: ABAD John 8, MENDOZAN Vincent 7, PEROLINO Chris 7, CODILLA Alfred 6



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Justin Keenan (ex Arecibo) signs at La Union - by Eurobasket News

La Union Formosa (LigaA) landed 25-year old American power forward Justin Keenan (202-113kg-88, college: Ferris State). He played in the summer at Capitanes de Arecibo in Puerto Rican BSN league. In four games he averaged 12.8ppg and 8.0rpg. Keenan also played at Caciques (BSN) in Puerto Rico that season. In three games he had 9.7ppg, 9.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at Trouville (LUB) in Uruguayan league. In 38 games he had very impressive stats: 26.3ppg, 9.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Latinbasket.com All-Uruguay LUB Forward of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team.
The previous (2012) summer Keenan was tested by Panteras (LPB) in Venezuelan league. In 6 games he had 9.8ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2spg. The last (2012) season he played at Larre Borges (Metropolitan) in Uruguayan league. In 25 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 23.9ppg and recorded 10.8rpg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements Keenan's team won GLIAC North Division Regular Season in 2011. He received also All-GLIAC Player of the Year award in 2010 and 2011 at his college time.
Keenan graduated from Ferris State in 2011 and it is his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center



BSN semifinals begin tonight - by Marcos Carlo

The BSN semifinals begin tonight with Santurce visiting Ponce. Then on Tuesday Guayama visits Quebradillas. All series are a best of seven.

Three of the four quarterfinals series went to seven games and Quebradillas swept against Humacao-Carolina. Ponce and Santurce did not play last year and Guayama finished last in the 2012 season.

The schedule for both series is:

Monday, July 8:

Cangrejeros de Santurce at Leones de Ponce

Wednesday, July 10:

Leones de Ponce at Cangrejeros de Santurce

Friday, July 12:

Cangrejeros de Santurce at Leones de Ponce

Sunday, July 14:

Leones de Ponce at Cangrejeros de Santurce

*Tuesday, July 16:

Cangrejeros de Santurce at Leones de Ponce

*Thursday, July 18:

Leones de Ponce at Cangrejeros de Santurce

*Saturday, July 20:

Cangrejeros de Santurce at Leones de Ponce

Brujos de Guayama vs. Piratas de Quebradillas:

Tuesday, July 9:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas

Thursday, July 11:

Piratas de Quebradillas at Brujos de Guayama

Saturday, July 13:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas

Monday, July 15:

Piratas de Quebradillas at Brujos de Guayama

*Wednesday, July 17:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas

*Friday, July 19:

Piratas de Quebradillas at Brujos de Guayama

*Sunday, July 21:

Brujos de Guayama at Piratas de Quebradillas

*If necessary



Brujos get to the semifinals - by Luis Modestti


Brujos de Guayama edged Indios de Mayaguez 69-63 to win the series in seven games and reach the semifinals.

The game was tightly contested as both teams did a good job defensively. Guayama pressured the ball handlers to force turnovers while Mayaguez did not allow easy baskets inside.

In the final quarter Mayaguez made a 15-2 run to take a 60-53 lead with five minutes left. Guayama reacted quickly with big baskets and took a two-point lead with a basket by Coronado and never looked back. The final rally by Guayama was 16-3.

Renaldo Balkman (201-F-84, college: S.Carolina) scored 14 points, Juan Coronado 13, Joel Jones 12 and Darnell Hinson along with Josh Asselin 11 each.

Brandon Thomas had 25 points for Mayaguez.

This is the first semifinals for Guayama since 2007. They face Piratas de Quebradillas starting on Tuesday.



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2013 University Games: Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B - by Eurobasket News

Romania -Japan 77:57

Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European side celebrated another victory as they beat Japan 77:57. The latter meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Romania won the opening period 20-9 and never looked behind in the game. They added 18-13 in the second period and led 16 points at the halftime. Moreover Romanian posted two narrow wins in the second half and remained undefeated. Romania won the third quarter 19-18 and added 20-17 rally at the end of the game.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and Vlad Corpodean (194-F-91) as well as TOROK Rolland had 12 each. George Toth (212-C-92) followed them with 9 points in a win. Kengo Nomoto (196-F-92) and UTO Naoki replied with 12 points each in defeat, whilst FUJII Yuma and Taku Bandoh (185-G-92) had 5 apiece.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 16, Vlad Corpodean 12, TOROK Rolland 12, George Toth 9
Japan: Kengo Nomoto 12, UTO Naoki 12, FUJII Yuma 5, Taku Bandoh 5



Romanian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Romanian University National Team 2013
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Adrian Rosu
Rosu
George Toth
Toth
Roland Torok
Torok
Adrian Gutoaia
Gutoaia
Bogdan Tibirna
Tibirna
#e#5
4Catalin Petrisor 184-PG-92 Craiova Romania
5Adrian Rosu 196-F-91 Rovinari Romania
6Vlad Dumitrescu 190-G-90 Ploiesti Romania
7Vlad Corpodean 194-F-91 Miercurea Ciuc Romania
8Iulian Orbeanu 204-C-91 Craiova Romania
9Dan Ioan 196-F-91 Dinamo B. Romania
10Vlad Negoitescu 204-C-91 Ploiesti Romania
11George Toth 212-C-92 Timisoara Romania
12Alexandru Popa 203-C-92 U.Mobitel II Romania
13Roland Torok 202-C-90 Kormend Hungary
14Adrian Gutoaia 198-C-90 Ploiesti Romania
15Bogdan Tibirna 210-C-91 Oradea Romania




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Nizhny Novgorod land Petr Gubanov - by Eurobasket News

Nizhny Novgorod bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Petr Gubanov (207-PF-87). The forward spent the last season with Enisey. Petr Gubanov notched 6.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in PBL. In VTB League the player notched 6.3 points, 4.1 boards and 1.4 assists per appearance. Previously Petr Gubanov had stints with Unics, Dynamo Moscow, Khimky and CSK VVS Samara. He was the member of U18, U20 and University National Teams.
Nizhny Novgorod also extended the contract with Evgeni Baburin (190-G-87). The guard will enter his second season with Nizhny Novgorod. Last season Evgeni Baburin posted 3.6 points per PBL game. In VTB League his stats read 4.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per appearance.



Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Corey Fisher - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Corey Fisher (186-PG-88, agency: Beo Basket, college: Villanova) who played last time at FIATC Joventut Badalona in Spain. He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In 32 ACB games he had 13.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.7apg last season.
The previous season he played at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) in Turkish league. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg that season. Great year as Corey Fisher was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Fisher's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2010. He was also voted Big East Sixth Man of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Fisher represented Georgia at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 8.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 25.9%, FT: 70.6%.



2013 University Games: Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia - by Eurobasket News

Russia-Estonia 106:43

Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia at the 2013 University Games. The home side of the tournament posted the second straight 106:43 win for 2-0 record. Estonia meanwhile fell at 1-1 record as they suffered their first loss.
Russia proved the ambitions again for the top places in Kazan and did not have any problems reaching another victory. They started the game with 24-10 and added 25-13 surge in the second period. The third period was a nightmare for the guests that managed to score only 4 points. Russia exploded with 26 and then added 31-16 rally in the last period.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) notched 20. Pavel Antipov (204-F-91) delivered 14 and KULAGIN Dmitrii notched 12. Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) and Jaan Puidet (191-G/F-92) produced 9 points each, while Priidik Ulp (189-G-92) had 8. Kristjan Voolaid (201-F-92) delivered 6 points in a loss.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 25, Maxim Grigoryev 20, Pavel Antipov 14, KULAGIN Dmitrii 12
Estonia: Kristjan Keres 9, Jaan Puidet 9, Priidik Ulp 8, Kristjan Voolaid 6



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Radnicki instead Vojvodina - by Igor Obradovic

Board of Adriatic league offer wild-card to Radnicki Kragujevac because Vojvodina did not meet all the requirements.

The ABA Sidro Assembly, which was held on June 20th in Ljubljana, unanimously decided that BC Vojvodina Srbijagas and BC Siroki WWin need to pay the whole amount for the 2013/14 wild-card until 5.7.2013. According to the agreement BC Siroki WWin fulfilled all its obligations toward ABA League. This was not the case with BC Vojvodina Srbijagas, which didn't fulfill the condition to become member of ABA League in 2013/14 season. Since the wild-card, which was offered to Vojvodina, was not paid on time it was offered to the next Serbian club according to the national championship ranking in 2012/13 season BC Radnicki. BC Radnicki was now given an extra time to pay the wild-card until 9.7.2013 at 12.p.m.

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2013 University Games: Serbia leave no chances for Philippines - by Eurobasket News

Serbia-Philippines 125:44

Serbia leave no chances for Philippines in day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Balkan team won their second game in a row as they posted a 125:44 victory. Philippines meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Serbia started the game with a 7-0 run and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the first period 24:15 and added massive 35-11 in the second period. Serbia erupted with another 29-10 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-8 burst.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) stepped up with 22 points for the winners, while Djordje Drenovac (208-G/F-92, agency: Interperformances) had 20. Djordje Gagic (210-C-90, agency: Interperformances) delivered 15, MARKOVIC Nikola had 14, whilst Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) collected 12 points and 10 assists. ABAD John responded with 8 points in the losing effort and MENDOZAN Vincent as well as PEROLINO Chris added 7 each. CODILLA Alfred finished the game with 6 points in defeat.

Serbia: Milos Dimic 22, Djordje Drenovac 20, Djordje Gagic 15, MARKOVIC Nikola 14, Dejan Djokic 12+10 ast
Philippines: ABAD John 8, MENDOZAN Vincent 7, PEROLINO Chris 7, CODILLA Alfred 6



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Slovenia U18 hand two defeats to FYR Macedonia U18 - by Eurobasket News

Slovenian and FYR Macedonian U18 National Teams played two friendly games in Zrece. The hosts claimed back-to-back victories. The first game ended with Slovenian juniors posting a 67:58 victory. Matic Rebec (180-PG-95) nailed 15 points to lead the hosts. FYR Macedonia used a 27:13 run in the second frame to enjoy a 37:34 halftime lead. But Slovenia limited the visitors to 21 points in the next twenty minutes to snatch the victory. Jure Ritlop (203-PF-95) netted 12 points, while Ziga Zatezic (196-SG-95) added 11 points in the winning case.
Slovenia cruised to a convincing 88:63 victory in the second game. The hosts led by just two points at the interval 42:40. But they went on a 21:8 run in the third term to clear off for good. Jure Ritlop nailed 21 points for Slovenia. Matic Rebec chipped in 15 points, while Matej Kavas (193-G-96) had 12 points for the winning team.



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2013 University Games: South Korea beat Oman in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

South Korea-Oman 126:77

South Korea beat Oman in Kazan in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Asian team celebrated the second straight 126:77 win for 2-0 record. Oman meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
South Korea won the opening period 34:12 and added 20-15 in the second frame. Moreover the team dominated the second half and won both quarters. South Korea needed 35-24 lead in the third period for 89:51 lead and added 37-26 rally in the last stanza.
HEO Ung top-scored for the winners with 27 points and JEON Seong Hyen netted 17. JEONG Hyo Geun and KIM Jihoo poured in 14 points each, while LEE Hyeon Seok added 10. AL ASMI Mohamed ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and BANI ARABA Haitham netted 14. AL SAADI Said and AL FARRAJI Hassan brought 10 points each.

South Korea: HEO Ung 27, JEON Seong Hyen 17, JEONG Hyo Geun 14, KIM Jihoo 14, LEE Hyeon Seok 10
Oman: AL ASMI Mohamed 20, BANI ARABA Haitham 14, AL SAADI Said 10, AL FARRAJI Hassan 10



William Jones Cup: South Korea edge USA for third straight win - by Eurobasket News

South Korea - USA 85:79

South Korea kept their record perfect at the William Jones Cup. They held off the USA for the third consecutive victory. Kim Sun-Hyung (187-G-88) nailed 14 points to lead the winners. The USA fell at 0-2 record at the tourney.
The Korean team eked out a 17:14 lead at the first break. The Asian team cleared off in the second frame. South Korea piled up a 41:29 halftime lead. The Korean team stayed aggressive throughout the third term. They knocked down 25 points in the quarter to secure a 13-point lead at the final intermission. The USA poured in 26 points in the fourth period but just narrowed the gap at the end. Seung-Jun Lee nailed 13 points, while Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 12 points for the winners. Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the USA. Curtis Marshall (198-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) and Ed Horton (190-G-85, college: Murray St.) provided 14 points each in the loss.

South Korea: Kim Sun-Hyung 14, Seung-Jun Lee 13, Cho Sung-Min 12
USA: Haywood Owens 16, Curtis Marshall 14, Ed Horton 14



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Salah Mejri inks with Real Madrid - by Eurobasket News

Salah Mejri inks with Real Madrid. The Tunisian player will come from Blusens Monbus Obradoiro CAB. In 36 games he averaged 9.4ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5bpg last season.
Mejri received also Liga Endesa ACB Revelation Player of the Year award in 2013.
The previous season Mejri played at Antwerp Giants (Ethias League) in Belgium. In 33 games he had 9.2ppg, 7.8rpg, 1.4spg and 2.5bpg that 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. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Belgian League Defensive Player of the Year, Center of the Year and selected to 1st Team. Mejri also played 12 games in EuroChallenge where he had 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg (#3 in the league), 1.1spg and 1.8bpg.
Among other achievements his team won Tunisian League Regular Season for three years in a row (between 2008 and 2010). He also represented Tunisia at the Mediterranean Games in Mersin (Turkey) this year.



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2013 University Games: Australia keep Sweden winless - by Eurobasket News

Australia-Sweden 70:53

Australia keep Sweden winless at the 2013 University Games. Australia meanwhile improved to 2-0 record after a 70:53 win. The Scandinavian side suffered their second loss and dropped at the bottom of the group.
It was a great start from both teams that stayed close to each other in the first period. Only 13-12 rally allowed Australia to take the lead as they also added 16-7 surge later in the half. Australia won the third period 19-14 and finished the game with a 22-20 run.
Andrija Dumovic (208-C/F-93) stepped up with 12 points for the winners and Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. Jason Cadee (186-G-91) brought 8, whilst Cody Ellis (203-F-90) and Mitchell Young (206-F-90, college: St.Mary's, CA) notched 7 each. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) delivered 12 points in defeat, while Chris Czerapowicz (201-G-91) and BARTON Charles had 9 each. Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) finished the game with 5 points in a loss.

Australia: Andrija Dumovic 12, Ryan Broekhoff 11, Jason Cadee 8, Cody Ellis 7, Mitchell Young 7
Sweden: Alexander Lindqvist 12, Chris Czerapowicz 9, BARTON Charles 9, Gustav Sundstrom 5



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Lions de Geneve keep Andrej Stimac - by Luca Maffioli

Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) will stay in Geneve. The Croatian power forward signed a contract extension for another season with Lions de Geneve. Last season Stimac averaged 13.8 points (FGP-2 (67.6%), 3PT: 35.9%, FT: 75.7%), 5.7 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game and he won the Swiss League Cup 2013 and the Swiss LNA championship 2013. He was also nominated All-Swiss LNA Forward of the Year -13, All-Swiss LNA 1st Team -13 and Swiss LNA All-Bosmans Team -13 by Eurobasket.com.


Starwings sign Jamarkus Holt - by Luca Maffioli

Starwings Basket Regio Basel announced the signing of Jamarkus Holt (205-F, college: Delta St.). The American center spent last season in Portugal. Hold was the best scorer and the best rebounder of LPB 2012-2013. He averaged 19.2 points ( FGP: 51.5%, 3PT: 6.3%, FT: 51.1%), 11.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.1 steals. After two years at Alcorn State and one at Delta State, he was drafted by Texas Cyclones (UBA,1rd (13)), then he moved to Europe.


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William Jones Cup: Iran topple Taiwan B for second consecutive win - by Eurobasket News

Iran - Taiwan B 77:64

Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwanese B National Team to gain 2-0 record. Taiwan B fell at 1-2 record. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) posted 17 points and 10 boards for the winning side.
Iran eked out an 18:16 lead after the starting quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Iran accumulated a 38:31 halftime lead. Taiwan cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts got within 3 points at the final intermission. But Iran reacted with a 25-point outburst in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) netted 15 points, while Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) had 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) answered with 12 points for Taiwan. Kuo-Wei Lai netted 18 points in the losing case.

Iran: Asghar Kardoust 17+10 boards, Mohammad Jamshidi 15, Rouzbeh Arghavan 11+11 boards
Taiwan B: Kuo-Wei Lai 18, Liu Cheng 12



William Jones Cup: Lebanon prevail against Taiwan - by Eurobasket News

Taiwan - Lebanon 63:83

Lebanon gained the second win at the William Jones Cup. They upset the hosts to catch up with Taiwan at 2-1 record in the ladder. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) nailed 18 points to pace the charge.
Taiwan led by two points after ten minutes of action 19:17. But Lebanon turned things around in the second frame. The visitors sparked with a 23:8 rally to build a 40:27 halftime lead. The tempo grew higher in the third period. The teams traded baskets as Lebanon ensured a 13-point cushion before the final period. Lebanon unloaded 20 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Ali Mahmoud (184-G-83) had 12 points, while Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83), Ali Haidar (201-F-90, college: Michigan Tech) and Amir Saoud (187-G-91) netted 11 points each in the victory. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Taiwan. Hsun-Chuang Tsung (191-F) tossed in 15 points in the losing effort.

Taiwan: Davis Quincy 23, Hsun-Chuang Tsung 15
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 18, Ali Mahmoud 12, Mohammed Ibrahim 11, Ali Haidar 11, Amir Saoud 11



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LeRon Smith chooses Palm Beach State - by David Edole

LeRon Smith, a 6'4 wing from Palm Bay Heritage HS has signed his NLI to play at Palm Beach State. Smith helped Heritage to another district title, 22 wins and a trip to the Class 6A regional semifinals. For the season he averaged 20.9 points per game. He drew enough fouls to shoot 171 free throws and made opponents pay, making 80.1 percent of those shots. He also averaged 6.7 rebounds, 3.8 assists and made 82 steals.
His brother Laron Smith (203-F) is playing with Georgia State University. The 6-foot-8 forward will be a sophomore in the 2013-14 season.



V.I. GEARING UP FOR CENTROBASKET PLAY - by David Edole

The Virgin Islands Junior mens national team is set to compete in Centro Basket which is scheduled for August 14-18, 2013 in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The top three teams in Centro advances to the U18 Tournament of Americas that features the ten best teams is the Western Hemisphere.
To qualify for the team the potential baller must meet one of the following:
1. Players born in the Virgin Islands;
2. Players born in United States with at least one parent born in the Virgin Islands; and
3. Players, regardless of their place of birth, born of parents both of whom were born in the Virgin Islands.
4. Player grandparent (s) born in Virgin Islands

PASSPORT IS A MUST! DON'T SHOW UP WITHOUT IT!




Raja Bell Works Out For Knicks, Impresses For Roster Considerat - by David Edole

Free agent guard Raja Bell (196-F/G-76, agency: Interperformances, college: FIU) worked out for the Knicks in New York on Monday and stood out to the point where he could receive consideration for a roster spot, a league source told RealGM.

The Knicks have been intrigued by the outside shooting and defensive versatility that Bell is known for, and they invited him into their facility on Monday. In the workouts, Bell shot well and outplayed New Yorks incoming rookies in one on one drills, a source said, leaving the Knicks surprised given Bell sat out the entire 2012-13 season.

Bell, 36, always has been known as a hard worker and a positive locker room presence, but he played sparingly two seasons ago and had a falling out with the Utah Jazz. It led to him being away from the team, despite feeling healthy.

After losing Chris Copeland in free agency, Steve Novak and Quentin Richardson in trade and Jason Kidd to retirement, the Knicks have scoured the free agent market for veterans to sign into their budget. For now, they have J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Tim Hardaway Jr. at the wing positions.

Bell averaged 6.4 points and shot 39.1 percent from three-point range two seasons ago, and hes used the past year to elevate his fitness. With career averages of nearly 10 points and almost 41 percent from long-range, Bell has played for seven organizations in 12 years highlighted by two seasons of 14.7 points per game for the Phoenix Suns.



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2013 University Games: Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

Germany-Ukraine 78:58

Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a comfortable 78:58 win. Ukraine however fell at 0-2 record in Group A.
Germany and Ukraine lost their opener sin Day 1 and looked forward to achieve the initial win. The German side posted a 18:14 lead in the first period and led 4 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Germany needed a 25-13 surge to seal the victory. They also posted 18-14 run in the last quarter for 20-point success.
Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 16. Stefan Schmidt (206-C-89, agency: LUMANI 10.7) scored 12, while Konstantin Klein (187-PG-91, agency: LUMANI 10.7) added 10. ROCHNIAK Anton answered with 20 points in defeat, whilst SAINIIEV Vasyl had 9. Rodion Borovskyi (195-F-92) and Ivan Poliezhaiev (204-F-89) poured in 6 points apiece.

Germany: Anthony Canty 18, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 16, Stefan Schmidt 12, Konstantin Klein 10
Ukraine: ROCHNIAK Anton 20, SAINIIEV Vasyl 9, Rodion Borovskyi 6, Ivan Poliezhaiev 6



Khimik add Romeo Travis - by Eurobasket News

Khimik bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Romeo Travis (201-PF-84, college: Akron). The forward spent the last season in Croatia. He played for KK Zadar. Romeo Travis notched 13.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.2 steals per game in A1. Romeo Travis also posted 14.7 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals per game in the Adriatic League. He was named All-Adriatic League Import Player of the Year. Romeo Travis also made it into All-Croatian A1 League 1st Team. Previously Romeo Travis had stints in Israel, Germany and Spain. He was named All-Balkan League Forward of the Year in 2012. The forward made it into All-Israeli League 1st Team in 2012.


Greece U16 fire past Ukraine U16 in Riom - by Eurobasket News

Greece U16 - Ukraine U16 80:50

Greek U16 National Team wrapped up their Riom international tournament with victory. They knocked down Ukraine to occupy the second position. Vasileios Charalampopoulos (203-F-97) nailed 16 points to lead the charge.
The Hellenes quickly surged in front. They accumulated a 25:13 lead after the opening stanza. Greece kept Ukraine at bay throughout the second period. The scoreboard read 43:21 for Greece at halftime. The Hellenes maintained the lead throughout the third term. They gained a 59:35 lead before the fourth period. Ukraine could not recover as Greece cruised to the victory. Dionysis Skoulidas (200-PF-97) notched 13 points, while Antonis Koniaris (183-PG-97) and Georgios Papagiannis (214-C-97) had 8 points each in the win. Rostislav Lunskiy (188-F-97) responded with 13 points. Kirill Marchenko (187-G-97) chipped in 10 points in the defeat.

Greece U16: Vasileios Charalampopoulos 16, Dionysis Skoulidas 13, Antonis Koniaris 8, Georgios Papagiannis 8
Ukraine U16: Rostislav Lunskiy 13, Kirill Marchenko 10



Ukrainian University National Team 2013 - by Simas

Ukrainian University National Team 2013
#s#
Vasil Sainiev
Sainiev
Nikola Polyulyak
Polyulyak
Anton Mikhaylov
Mikhaylov
Dmytro Marchenko
Marchenko
Anton Rochnyak
Rochnyak
#e#5
4Vasil Sainiev 182-PG-89 Avantazh-Pol. Ukraine
5Alexei Pavlenko 186-PG-90 Budivelnyk Ukraine
6Andrei Kyrychok
7Oleksandr Dolenko 191-PG-90 Hoverla Ukraine
8Rodion Borovskyi 195-F-92 Avantazh-Pol. Ukraine
9Nikola Polyulyak 192-G-90 Svisloch Belarus
10Anton Mikhaylov 192-F-91 Avantazh-Pol. Ukraine
11Roman Olkhovskyi 197-F-90
12Vyacheslav Motorchuk 205-F/C-92
13Ivan Poliezhaiev 204-F-89 BC Kyiv Ukraine
14Dmytro Marchenko 202-F-92 BC Kyiv Ukraine
15Anton Rochnyak 206-F-91 Avantazh-Pol. Ukraine




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2013 University Games: Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex - by Eurobasket News

Canada-United Arab Emirates 137:43

Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex of the 2013 University Games. Canada reached 137:43 win for 2-0 record in Kazan. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Canada opened the game with 18 answered points and never looked behind after. They won the first period 31:12 and added 36-15 in the second frame. Moreover the favorites posted a crucial 33-12 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-4 in the last stanza.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) and Kyle Wiltjer (208-F-92) led the way with 22 points each, while Dwight Powell (208-F-91) added 21. Mangisto Arop (198-F-90) followed them with 14 points in a win. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh poured in 15 points and AL BRAIKI Mohamed as well as OMAR ALAMERI Omer had 10 each in defeat.

Canada: Brady Heslip 22, Kyle Wiltjer 22, Dwight Powell 21, Mangisto Arop 14
United Arab Emirates: ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 15, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 10, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 10



UAE University National Team 2013 - by Simas

#s#
#e#1
4Khalifa Mubarak 184-G-94 Al Rayyan Qatar
5Mohamed AlBraiki 192-G-91
6Khalifa Zuwayed 175-G-89
8Khamis Alwali 179-G-93
9Ahmed Abdulelah 196-F-94
10Omar Alameri 200-F-91
11Mohamed Alshaiba 170-PG-90
12Hamad Obaid 182-G-89
13Khalid Khalifa 195-F-92
14Rashid Alali 195-C-90
15Qais Alshabebi 200-F-91




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East Scotland Warriors Get BBL Ticket For 2014-15 - by Paul Nilsen

The British Basketball League are delighted to announce that they have agreed terms for a new franchise to be based in Edinburgh, East Scotland Warriors.

The new club will commence participation in BBL Competitions for the 2014-15 season and will be based out of the 2,400 seat Meadowbank Arena. The club will be commencing work on their community plans in the coming weeks.

Owner Donald Sampley enthused, "I am very excited to be a part of professional basketball returning to the City of Edinburgh. I am really looking forward to working with everyone in East Scotland's basketball community to grow the game, and help put Scotland's youth basketball players on a pathway to the pros. People can keep up to date with the latest information on the club by signing up to our Newsletter at www.warriorsbbl.co.uk."

Kevin Pringle, Chief Executive of Basketball Scotland, added:

"Having a second professional franchise in Scotland is an exciting prospect for the sport and demonstrates the growth and potential of the sport. Basketball Scotland has been working hard to support the growth of the game through our member clubs and we hope that that an additional professional franchise can further support the work of the clubs both in Edinburgh and throughout Scotland."

Andy Webb, BBL Chief Operating Officer, commented:

"We are delighted to add a second club in Scotland and look forward to the exciting rivalry this will create with the Glasgow Rocks. The strong community ethos of the club fits perfectly with our own beliefs and we look forward to seeing their development in this area over the course of the next season."



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Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Corey Fisher - by Eurobasket News

Enisey Krasnoyarsk signs Corey Fisher (186-PG-88, agency: Beo Basket, college: Villanova) who played last time at FIATC Joventut Badalona in Spain. He is a dual citizen owning also American passport. In 32 ACB games he had 13.8ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.7apg last season.
The previous season he played at Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye (TBL) in Turkish league. In 30 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg that season. Great year as Corey Fisher was named to Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Fisher's team was regular season runner-up in Big East in 2010. He was also voted Big East Sixth Man of the Year back in 2009 at his college time. Fisher represented Georgia at the World University Games in Belgrade (Serbia) four years ago. His team won Bronze and his stats at that event were 7 games: 8.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 60.9%, 3PT: 25.9%, FT: 70.6%.



Nizhny Novgorod land Petr Gubanov - by Eurobasket News

Nizhny Novgorod bolstered their frontcourt. They agreed on terms of contract with Petr Gubanov (207-PF-87). The forward spent the last season with Enisey. Petr Gubanov notched 6.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in PBL. In VTB League the player notched 6.3 points, 4.1 boards and 1.4 assists per appearance. Previously Petr Gubanov had stints with Unics, Dynamo Moscow, Khimky and CSK VVS Samara. He was the member of U18, U20 and University National Teams.
Nizhny Novgorod also extended the contract with Evgeni Baburin (190-G-87). The guard will enter his second season with Nizhny Novgorod. Last season Evgeni Baburin posted 3.6 points per PBL game. In VTB League his stats read 4.0 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.1 steals per appearance.



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Standings

Standings
1. S.Korea3-0
2. Iran2-0
3. Lebanon2-1
4. Taiwan2-1
5. Egypt2-1
6. Taiwan B1-2
7. Jordan0-2
8. USA0-2
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 4

Jul. 9: TAB - USA
Jul. 9: EGY - IRI
Jul. 9: LEB - KOR
Jul. 9: JOR - TAI


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

Egypt - Japan 64:59
Egypt celebrated the second consecutive victory at the William Jones Cup. They held off Japan in Taipei for 2-1 record. Japan slipped at 0-3 record at the start. Ibrahim El Gamal (188-G-88) stepped up with 20 points and 5 steals to lead the African team.
Egypt eked out a 24:21 lead after the opening quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Egypt arrived at halftime up by five points 38:33. The African team kept Japan at distance throughout the third term. Egypt piled up a 7-point lead heading into the fourth period. Japan tried to turn things around in the fourth quarter but came up short at the end. Mouhanad El Sabbagh (182-PG-88) chipped in 13 points, while Ramy Abdalla (185-G-81) added 10 poitns for the winners. Kosuke Takeuchi (206-C/F-85) responded with 14 points and 9 boards for Japan. Kosuke Kanamaru (193-F/G-89) had 13 points in the loss.

Egypt: Ibrahim El Gamal 20, Mouhanad El Sabbagh 13, Ramy Abdalla 10
Japan: Kosuke Takeuchi 14, Kosuke Kanamaru 13

Iran - Taiwan B 77:64
Iran claimed the second consecutive win at the William Jones Cup. They overcame Taiwanese B National Team to gain 2-0 record. Taiwan B fell at 1-2 record. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) posted 17 points and 10 boards for the winning side.
Iran eked out an 18:16 lead after the starting quarter. They maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Iran accumulated a 38:31 halftime lead. Taiwan cut the deficit in the third term. The hosts got within 3 points at the final intermission. But Iran reacted with a 25-point outburst in the fourth stanza to seal the victory. Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) netted 15 points, while Rouzbeh Arghavan (214-C/F-88) had 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Liu Cheng (192-F-90) answered with 12 points for Taiwan. Kuo-Wei Lai netted 18 points in the losing case.

Iran: Asghar Kardoust 17+10 boards, Mohammad Jamshidi 15, Rouzbeh Arghavan 11+11 boards
Taiwan B: Kuo-Wei Lai 18, Liu Cheng 12

South Korea - USA 85:79
South Korea kept their record perfect at the William Jones Cup. They held off the USA for the third consecutive victory. Kim Sun-Hyung (187-G-88) nailed 14 points to lead the winners. The USA fell at 0-2 record at the tourney.
The Korean team eked out a 17:14 lead at the first break. The Asian team cleared off in the second frame. South Korea piled up a 41:29 halftime lead. The Korean team stayed aggressive throughout the third term. They knocked down 25 points in the quarter to secure a 13-point lead at the final intermission. The USA poured in 26 points in the fourth period but just narrowed the gap at the end. Seung-Jun Lee nailed 13 points, while Cho Sung-Min (197-F-83) added 12 points for the winners. Haywood Owens (204-F-79, agency: Pro One Sports, college: Texas) answered with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the USA. Curtis Marshall (198-G/F-83, agency: R.H.Consultancy, college: Texas Tech) and Ed Horton (190-G-85, college: Murray St.) provided 14 points each in the loss.

South Korea: Kim Sun-Hyung 14, Seung-Jun Lee 13, Cho Sung-Min 12
USA: Haywood Owens 16, Curtis Marshall 14, Ed Horton 14

Taiwan - Lebanon 63:83
Lebanon gained the second win at the William Jones Cup. They upset the hosts to catch up with Taiwan at 2-1 record in the ladder. Fadi Khatib (199-F-79) nailed 18 points to pace the charge.
Taiwan led by two points after ten minutes of action 19:17. But Lebanon turned things around in the second frame. The visitors sparked with a 23:8 rally to build a 40:27 halftime lead. The tempo grew higher in the third period. The teams traded baskets as Lebanon ensured a 13-point cushion before the final period. Lebanon unloaded 20 points in the fourth frame to seal the win. Ali Mahmoud (184-G-83) had 12 points, while Mohammed Ibrahim (196-G-83), Ali Haidar (201-F-90, college: Michigan Tech) and Amir Saoud (187-G-91) netted 11 points each in the victory. Davis Quincy (206-F/C-83, agency: Elite Talent Exchange, college: Tulane) answered with 23 points and 8 rebounds for Taiwan. Hsun-Chuang Tsung (191-F) tossed in 15 points in the losing effort.

Taiwan: Davis Quincy 23, Hsun-Chuang Tsung 15
Lebanon: Fadi Khatib 18, Ali Mahmoud 12, Mohammed Ibrahim 11, Ali Haidar 11, Amir Saoud 11



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. S.Korea2-0
2. Russia2-0
3. Germany2-1
4. Estonia1-1
5. Ukraine0-2
6. Oman0-3
Group B
1. Romania3-0
2. Serbia2-0
3. Mexico2-0
4. Japan0-2
5. Philippine.0-2
6. Mongolia0-3
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: GER - OMA 123-32
Jul. 9: UKR - EST
Jul. 9: RUS - KOR

B

Jul. 9: ROM - MGL 89-72
Jul. 9: JPN - PHI
Jul. 9: SRB - MEX

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 2 in Kazan - by Eurobasket News

GROUP A
Russia-Estonia 106:43


Russia closed Day 2 with the win over Estonia at the 2013 University Games. The home side of the tournament posted the second straight 106:43 win for 2-0 record. Estonia meanwhile fell at 1-1 record as they suffered their first loss.
Russia proved the ambitions again for the top places in Kazan and did not have any problems reaching another victory. They started the game with 24-10 and added 25-13 surge in the second period. The third period was a nightmare for the guests that managed to score only 4 points. Russia exploded with 26 and then added 31-16 rally in the last period.
Sergey Karasev (202-SG-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) top-scored for the winners with 25 points and Maxim Grigoryev (195-G-90) notched 20. ANTIPOV Pavel delivered 14 and KULAGIN Dmitrii notched 12. Kristjan Keres (196-F-89) and PUIDET Jaan produced 9 points each, while ULP Priidik had 8. VOOLAID Kristjan delivered 6 points in a loss.

Russia: Sergey Karasev 25, Maxim Grigoryev 20, ANTIPOV Pavel 14, KULAGIN Dmitrii 12
Estonia: Kristjan Keres 9, PUIDET Jaan 9, ULP Priidik 8, VOOLAID Kristjan 6

Germany-Ukraine 78:58
Germany rolled over Ukraine in Kazan at the 2013 University Games. The German side improved to 1-1 record after a comfortable 78:58 win. Ukraine however fell at 0-2 record in Group A.
Germany and Ukraine lost their opener sin Day 1 and looked forward to achieve the initial win. The German side posted a 18:14 lead in the first period and led 4 points at the halftime. The third quarter was decisive in the game as Germany needed a 25-13 surge to seal the victory. They also posted 18-14 run in the last quarter for 20-point success.
Anthony Canty (183-PG-91) top-scored for the winners with 18 points and Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann (208-C-90, agency: Court Side) notched 16. SCHMIDT Stefan scored 12, while KLEIN Konstantin added 10. ROCHNIAK Anton answered with 20 points in defeat, whilst SAINIIEV Vasyl had 9. BOROVSKYI Rodion and POLIEZHAIEV Ivan poured in 6 points apiece.

Germany: Anthony Canty 18, Jonas Wohlfarth-Bottermann 16, SCHMIDT Stefan 12, KLEIN Konstantin 10
Ukraine: ROCHNIAK Anton 20, SAINIIEV Vasyl 9, BOROVSKYI Rodion 6, POLIEZHAIEV Ivan 6

South Korea-Oman 126:77
South Korea beat Oman in Kazan in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Asian team celebrated the second straight 126:77 win for 2-0 record. Oman meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
South Korea won the opening period 34:12 and added 20-15 in the second frame. Moreover the team dominated the second half and won both quarters. South Korea needed 35-24 lead in the third period for 89:51 lead and added 37-26 rally in the last stanza.
HEO Ung top-scored for the winners with 27 points and JEON Seong Hyen netted 17. JEONG Hyo Geun and KIM Jihoo poured in 14 points each, while LEE Hyeon Seok added 10. AL ASMI Mohamed ended up with 20 points in the losing effort and BANI ARABA Haitham netted 14. AL SAADI Said and AL FARRAJI Hassan brought 10 points each.

South Korea: HEO Ung 27, JEON Seong Hyen 17, JEONG Hyo Geun 14, KIM Jihoo 14, LEE Hyeon Seok 10
Oman: AL ASMI Mohamed 20, BANI ARABA Haitham 14, AL SAADI Said 10, AL FARRAJI Hassan 10

GROUP B

Serbia-Philippines 125:44

Serbia leave no chances for Philippines in day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Balkan team won their second game in a row as they posted a 125:44 victory. Philippines meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Serbia started the game with a 7-0 run and never looked behind after. The European team managed to win the first period 24:15 and added massive 35-11 in the second period. Serbia erupted with another 29-10 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-8 burst.
Milos Dimic (195-G-89, agency: INVICTUS Sports Group) stepped up with 22 points for the winners, while DRENOVAC Dorde had 20. GAGIC Dorde delivered 15, MARKOVIC Nikola had 14, whilst Dejan Djokic (187-G-89) collected 12 points and 10 assists. ABAD John responded with 8 points in the losing effort and MENDOZAN Vincent as well as PEROLINO Chris added 7 each. CODILLA Alfred finished the game with 6 points in defeat.

Serbia: Milos Dimic 22, DRENOVAC Dorde 20, GAGIC Dorde 15, MARKOVIC Nikola 14, Dejan Djokic 12+10 ast
Philippines: ABAD John 8, MENDOZAN Vincent 7, PEROLINO Chris 7, CODILLA Alfred 6

Mexico-Mongolia 108:54
Mexico thrash Mongolia in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Latin American side won all the quarters of the game for the final 108:54 win. Mexico improved to 2-0 record in Group B, while Mongolia fell at 0-2.
Mexico was the favorite of the game and started with 25-13 surge. They added massive 29-12 burst in the second frame and led 54:25 at the halftime. Moreover Mexico dominated the second half as well and won both quarters. They had 29-18 in the third period and finished with 25-11 in the last stanza.
Mauricio Cheda (198-F-90, college: UTEP) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and JAIMES Fabian notched 13. BENITEZ Fernando brought 12, whilst GRACIA Ivan had 11. Azbayar Tserendagva (202-F-89) finished the night with 18 points in defeat and BATTUVSHIN Bilguun poured in 11. DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam scored 8, whilst TUNGALAG Sanchir added 7.

Mexico: Mauricio Cheda 17, JAIMES Fabian 13, BENITEZ Fernando 12, GRACIA Ivan 11
Mongolia: Azbayar Tserendagva 18, BATTUVSHIN Bilguun 11, DAVAASAMBUU Delgernyam 8, TUNGALAG Sanchir 7

Romania -Japan 77:57
Romania jumps top 2-0 record in Group B at the 2013 University Games. The European side celebrated another victory as they beat Japan 77:57. The latter meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
Romania won the opening period 20-9 and never looked behind in the game. They added 18-13 in the second period and led 16 points at the halftime. Moreover Romanian posted two narrow wins in the second half and remained undefeated. Romania won the third quarter 19-18 and added 20-17 rally at the end of the game.
Adrian Gutoaia (198-C-90, agency: Court Side) top-scored for the winners with 16 points and CORPODEAN Vlad as well as TOROK Rolland had 12 each. TOTH George followed them with 9 points in a win. NOMOTO Kengo and UTO Naoki replied with 12 points each in defeat, whilst FUJII Yuma and BANDO Taku had 5 apiece.

Romania: Adrian Gutoaia 16, CORPODEAN Vlad 12, TOROK Rolland 12, TOTH George 9
Japan: NOMOTO Kengo 12, UTO Naoki 12, FUJII Yuma 5, BANDO Taku 5

GROUP C

Canada-United Arab Emirates 137:43

Canada stun United Arab Emirates at the Miras Sports Complex of the 2013 University Games. Canada reached 137:43 win for 2-0 record in Kazan. The United Arab Emirates meanwhile dropped at 0-2 record.
Canada opened the game with 18 answered points and never looked behind after. They won the first period 31:12 and added 36-15 in the second frame. Moreover the favorites posted a crucial 33-12 surge in the third period and finished the game with 37-4 in the last stanza.
Brady Heslip (188-G-90) and WILTJER Kyle led the way with 22 points each, while POWELL Dwight added 21. Mangisto Arop (198-F-90) followed them with 14 points in a win. ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh poured in 15 points and AL BRAIKI Mohamed as well as OMAR ALAMERI Omer had 10 each in defeat.

Canada: Brady Heslip 22, WILTJER Kyle 22, POWELL Dwight 21, Mangisto Arop 14
United Arab Emirates: ZUWAYED KHALIFA Saleh 15, AL BRAIKI Mohamed 10, OMAR ALAMERI Omer 10

USA-Czech Republic 96:53
USA outclass Czech Republic for 2-0 record at the 2013 University Games. The American side left no chance for the European team after a 96:53 win. Czech Republic meanwhile fell at 0-2 record.
USA scored the first 4 points in the game and led 12:4 in the opening tip. They managed to win the first period 20-9 and added 21-13 in the second frame. Moreover USA looked better in the second half and posted two victories. They won the third period 25-16 and finished the game with 30-15 surge.
MCDERMOTT Douglas top-scored for the winners with 23 points and 10 rebounds, while Luke Hancock (198-F-90) netted 15. JEFFERSON Cory collected 10 points and 15 rebounds, while SHEEHEY William scored also 10. PETERKA Ondrej finished the game with 12 points in defeat and VOSLAJER Tomas netted 11. SOTNAR Michal poured in 9, while SLAVIK Jiri netted 6.

USA: MCDERMOTT Douglas 23+10 rebs, Luke Hancock 15, JEFFERSON Cory 10+15 rebs, SHEEHEY William 10
Czech Republic: PETERKA Ondrej 12, VOSLAJER Tomas 11, SOTNAR Michal 9, SLAVIK Jiri 6

Australia-Sweden 70:53
Australia keep Sweden winless at the 2013 University Games. Australia meanwhile improved to 2-0 record after a 70:53 win. The Scandinavian side suffered their second loss and dropped at the bottom of the group.
It was a great start from both teams that stayed close to each other in the first period. Only 13-12 rally allowed Australia to take the lead as they also added 16-7 surge later in the half. Australia won the third period 19-14 and finished the game with a 22-20 run.
DUMOVIC Andrija stepped up with 12 points for the winners and Ryan Broekhoff (201-F-90, agency: Priority Sports) nailed 11. CADEE Jason brought 8, whilst ELLIS Cody and YOUNG Mitch notched 7 each. Alexander Lindqvist (205-F-91) delivered 12 points in defeat, while CZERAPOWICZ Chris and BARTON Charles had 9 each. Gustav Sundstrom (197-G-91) finished the game with 5 points in a loss.

Australia: DUMOVIC Andrija 12, Ryan Broekhoff 11, CADEE Jason 8, ELLIS Cody 7, YOUNG Mitch 7
Sweden: Alexander Lindqvist 12, CZERAPOWICZ Chris 9, BARTON Charles 9, Gustav Sundstrom 5

GROUP D

Lithuania-Chile 116:51

Lithuania starts with 14-0 run to beat Chile in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Baltic side overcame the opponents 116:51 for 2-0 record. Chile fell at 0-2 record in Group D.
Only AGUIRRE Diego managed to break the silence for his team in the game as Chile trailed 2:14 in the opening tip. Lithuania won the first period 34-12 and added massive 29-8 in the second frame. The second half also belonged to the favorites as Lithuania won the third quarter 37-18 to have 100:38 after three quarters. The Baltic side added 16-13 rally in the last period for the final success.
KUPSAS Mindaugas top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Adas Juskevicius (194-G/F-89) netted 15. CIZAUSKAS Vytenis brought 13 points and LIPKEVICIUS Vytenis notched 12. ALVAREZ Tomas answered with 13 points in the losing effort, while Rocco Cotroneo (202-C-89), IRRIBARRA Jonathan and BUSTAMANTE Camilo added 9 apiece.

Lithuania: KUPSAS Mindaugas 20, Adas Juskevicius 15, CIZAUSKAS Vytenis 13, LIPKEVICIUS Vytenis 12, BUTERLEVICIUS Simas 11
Chile: ALVAREZ Tomas 13, Rocco Cotroneo 9, IRRIBARRA Jonathan 9, BUSTAMANTE Camilo 9

Finland - Brazil 65:75
Brazil improved to 2-0 record in Group D of the 2013 University Games. Brazil overcame Finland 75:65 and handed them their first loss.
Brazil managed to take 16:15 lead at the end of the first period and then erupted with 23-13 burst in the second quarter. Finland recovered a bit in the second half but could not change the picture in the game.
BERNARDI Joao tops-cored for the winners with 16 points and Leonardo Meindl (200-F-93) netted 10. ALVES MAIA Rafael delivered 9, while CHAIA George had 8. AHONEN Roope answered with 23 points in the losing case and LINDBOM Carl poured in 14. Juho-Matti Lehtoranta (194-SF-89) delivered 12, while NIKKARINEN Antto added 11.
Brazil made 20/27 shots from the 2-point line. They scored however only 6 three-pointers out of 20.

Finland: AHONEN Roope 23, LINDBOM Carl 14, Juho-Matti Lehtoranta 12, NIKKARINEN Antto 11
Brazil: BERNARDI Joao 16, Leonardo Meindl 10, ALVES MAIA Rafael 9, CHAIA George 8

China-Norway 74:106

Norway upset China in Day 2 of the 2013 University Games. The Nordic side improved to 1-1 record after a 106:74 victory. The Chinese team meanwhile suffered their second loss and dropped at 0-2 record.
Both teams lost their openers and desired to open the winning account. Norway started the game with 26:11 run and continued their dominance in the rest of the game. The European team added 19-14 in the second period and led 20 points at the halftime. Moreover Norway won the third period 26-15 and finished the game with 35-34 rally.
Stian Mjos (182-PG-89) paced all the winners with 22 points and STIEN Anders as well as Karamo Jawara (201-F-91) had 16. FIVELSTAD Magne poured in 10 points in a win. CUI Jinming ended up with 14 points in the losing effort and LIU Zihao as well as GAO Xiangnan had 11 each. ZHANG Hanqi and WEI Meng poured in 9 points each in a loss.

China: CUI Jinming 14, LIU Zihao 11, GAO Xiangnan 11, ZHANG Hanqi 9, WEI Meng 9
Norway: Stian Mjos 22, STIEN Anders 16, Karamo Jawara 16, FIVELSTAD Magne 10




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Women News


U20 European Championship: Spain defeat Belarus to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Belarus U20 83:72

Spain claimed the fourth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They toppled Belarus in Group E opener for both sides. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) was instrumental in the victory posting 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Spain quickly cleared off in this one. They registered a 24:8 lead after the opening frame. Belarus stopped the rot in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 27:34. Belarus got even closer in the third term. They trimmed the deficit at 3-point mark with ten minutes remaining. But Spain unleashed 34 points in the final period to seal the deal. Paula Estebas (175-F-93) and Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) netted 15 points each for Spain. Darya Lipinskaya (180-SG-93) answered with 14 points for Belarus. Katsiaryna Urbanovich (185-F-93) had 12 points in the loss.

Spain U20: Astou Ndour 19+10 boards, Paula Estebas 15, Inmaculada Zanoguera 15
Belarus U20: Darya Lipinskaya 14, Katsiaryna Urbanovich 12



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  BRAZIL   


2013 University Games: Michaela Stara leads Czech Republic past Brazil - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Brazil 86:63

Czech Republic celebrated the opening win at the World University Games in Russia. They outscored Brazil in Group B opener. Michaela Stara (175-G-90) nailed 18 points for the winning side.
Czech Republic got to an aggressive start to the game. They built a 30:23 lead after the opening frame. Czech Republic maintained the advantage throughout the second period. The European team posted a 47:37 halftime advantage. Czech Republic boosted the lead in the third period. They arrived at the final intermission up by 27 points. Brazil narrowed the deficit at the end but could not avoid the inevitable at the end. Alena Hanusova (19-C-91) chipped in 13 points, while four other players scored in double digits for Czech Republic. Luana Souza responded with 19 points for Brazil. Leila Zabani (181-G/F-91) had 14 points in the loss.

Czech Republic: Michaela Stara 18, Alena Hanusova 13
Brazil: Luana Souza 19, Leila Zabani 14



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  BULGARIA   


U20 European Championship:Bulgaria rolled over Romania in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Romania U20-Bulgaria U20 54:74

Bulgaria rolled over Romania in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The hosts of the tournament improved to 3-1 record after a 74:54 win. Romania remained winless and dropped at 0-3 record.
Romania surprised the hosts with a 15-12 run, but then could not keep the high tempo. Bulgaria answered with 21-8 surge in the second frame and never looked behind after. Moreover they added massive 25-11 burst in the third period and did not mind 16-20 in the last stanza.
Kristina Peychinova (176-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Borislava Hristova (180-G-96) nailed 17. Iva Kostova (177-SG-94) poured in 15, while Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) had 10. Alina Craciun (194-C-93) and Ursu Sonia (175-SG-93) ended up with 10 points each in the losing effort and Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) poured in 9. Selena Kirberg (176-PG-95) followed them with 8 points.

Romania U20: Alina Craciun 10, Ursu Sonia 10, Dora Ardelean 9, Selena Kirberg 8
Bulgaria U20: Kristina Peychinova 20, Borislava Hristova 17, Iva Kostova 15, Radostina Dimitrova 10



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  CANADA   


2013 University Games: Ukraine gain first win, edge Canada - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Canada 59:57

Ukraine eked out victory over Canada to open win count at the 2013 University Games in Russia. Katerina Dorogobuzova (190-F-90, agency: LBM Management), Olga Maznichenko (190-F/C-91, agency: LBM Management) and Olesia Malashenko (191-PF-91, agency: LBM Management) posted 12 points each to lead the charge. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record.
Ukraine got to the better start. They recorded a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. But Canada denied the deficit in the second frame. The North American team limited Ukraine to 8 points in the second period to snatch a 28:27 halftime advantage. Canada boosted the gap in the third term. The North American side accumulated a 5-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Ukraine went on an 8:4 run late in regulation to take a 59:55 advantage. Miah-Marie Langlois (176-PG-91) dragged Canada within two but Ukraine kept their opponents scoreless in the dying seconds to seal the win. Miah-Marie Langlois finished with 14 points for Canada. Rachelle Coward (183-F-90) had 12 points in the loss.

Ukraine: Katerina Dorogobuzova 12, Olga Maznichenko 12, Olesia Malashenko 12+11 boards
Canada: Miah-Marie Langlois 14, Rachelle Coward 12



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  CROATIA   


Netherlands U16 rally past Croatia U16 in Nice - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands U16 - Croatia U16 66:63

The Dutch U16 National Team narrowly defeated their Croatian counterparts at the international tournament in Nice. Asa Kantebeen (175-SG-97) scored 18 points to lead the winners.
Croatia ensured a flying start to the game. They went on a 27:12 run in the opening quarter. But Netherlands slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Dutch team cut the distance to 10 points at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout low-scoring third term. Croatia secured a 10-point lead before the fourth frame. But Netherlands exploded with a 28:15 rally in the final period to escape with the victory. Laura Steggink (183-PF-97) produced 11 points, while Janis Ndiba (180-PF-97) added 10 points and 15 boards for the winners. Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) answered with 18 points for Croatia. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) had 13 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Netherlands U16: Asa Kantebeen 18, Laura Steggink 11, Janis Ndiba 10+15 boards
Croatia U16: Ivana Dojkic 18, Iva Slonjsak 13



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U20 European Championship: Czech Republic keep the chances alive for Division A - by Eurobasket News

Israel U20-Czech Republic U20 34:74

Czech Republic keep the chances alive for Division A as they improved to 3-1 record at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic demolished Israel 74:34 as the latter fell at 1-3 record.
Porat and Satoranska exchanged the early baskets, while Vyoralova nailed three for 16:6. Czech Republic did not waste time and proved their ambitions in the first period. They closed it with 28:15 and then continued their dominance in the game. Czech Republic erupted with a 20-3 run in the second frame and led 48:18 at the halftime. Moreover the favorites needed a 12-4 surge in the third period and then added 14-12 rally in the last stanza for the final result.
Nada Salacova (192-C-94) paced all the winners with 10 points, while Beata Adamcova (185-PF-93), Pamela-Therese Effangova (178-SF-93) and Barbora Samkova (175-G/F-94) had 8 each. May Dayan (171-PG-94) poured in 10 in the losing effort and Shanie Fridman (170-SF-93) notched 6.

Israel U20: May Dayan 10, Shanie Fridman 6
Czech Republic U20: Nada Salacova 10, Beata Adamcova 8, Pamela-Therese Effangova 8, Barbora Samkova 8



2013 University Games: Michaela Stara leads Czech Republic past Brazil - by Eurobasket News

Czech Republic - Brazil 86:63

Czech Republic celebrated the opening win at the World University Games in Russia. They outscored Brazil in Group B opener. Michaela Stara (175-G-90) nailed 18 points for the winning side.
Czech Republic got to an aggressive start to the game. They built a 30:23 lead after the opening frame. Czech Republic maintained the advantage throughout the second period. The European team posted a 47:37 halftime advantage. Czech Republic boosted the lead in the third period. They arrived at the final intermission up by 27 points. Brazil narrowed the deficit at the end but could not avoid the inevitable at the end. Alena Hanusova (19-C-91) chipped in 13 points, while four other players scored in double digits for Czech Republic. Luana Souza responded with 19 points for Brazil. Leila Zabani (181-G/F-91) had 14 points in the loss.

Czech Republic: Michaela Stara 18, Alena Hanusova 13
Brazil: Luana Souza 19, Leila Zabani 14



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  EUROCUP   

Standings

Eurocup Standings
Group A
 1. Antakya 0-0 
 2. Botas 0-0 
 3. Dynamo K. 0-0 
 4. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 
Group B
 1. Chevakata 0-0 
 2. Dunav 8806 0-0 
 3. Mersin 0-0 
 4. Norrkoping 0-0 
Group C
 1. Dyn.-GUVD 0-0 
 2. Gorizont 0-0 
 3. Sf.Gheorghe 0-0 
 4. Tarsus Bld 0-0 
Group D
 1. Dynamo M. 0-0 
 2. Istanbul Univ. 0-0 
 3. Olimpia 0-0 
 4. Spartak N. 0-0 
Group E
 1. Landes 0-0 
 2. Wasserburg 0-0 
 3. Work Force 0-0 
 4. Young Cats 0-0 
Group F
 1. Belfius Namur 0-0 
 2. Nantes 0-0 
 3. PEAC-Pecs 0-0 
 4. Villeneuve 0-0 
Group G
 1. MBK Ruzomb. 0-0 
 2. PINKK-Pecsi 0-0 
 3. Tarbes 0-0 
 4. Walloon 3T 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 1

A

Nov. 7: Dynamo K. - Tsmoki-Minsk
Nov. 7: Antakya - Botas

B

Nov. 7: Chevakata - Norrkoping
Nov. 7: Dunav 8806 - Mersin

C

Nov. 6: Sf.Gheorghe - Tarsus Bld
Nov. 7: Dyn.-GUVD - Gorizont

D

Nov. 7: Spartak N. - Istanbul Univ.
Nov. 7: Dynamo M. - Olimpia

E

Nov. 6: Landes - Work Force
Nov. 6: Young Cats - Wasserburg

F

Nov. 6: Nantes - PEAC-Pecs
Nov. 6: Belfius Namur - Villeneuve

G

Nov. 6: Tarbes - PINKK-Pecsi
Nov. 6: Walloon 3T - MBK Ruzomb.



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U16   

Div.C Standings - by Eurobasket News

Standings
1. Cyprus4-0
2. Scotland3-1
3. Monaco2-2
4. Gibraltar1-3
5. Wales0-4

Preliminary Round: Round 5

Jul. 7: CYP - SCO 67-40
Jul. 7: WAL - GIB 41-55



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W-Standings - Group A

Standings
Group E
1. Spain3-0
2. Serbia2-1
3. Slovakia1-2
4. Greece1-2
5. Holland1-2
6. Belarus1-2
Group F
1. Turkey3-0
2. France3-0
3. Italy2-1
4. Sweden1-2
5. Russia0-3
6. Germany0-3
Group G
1. Lithuania1-0
2. Poland1-0
3. Ukraine0-1
4. Hungary0-1

Second Stage: Round 4

E

Jul. 8: BLR - ESP 72-83
Jul. 8: GRE - NED 56-50
Jul. 8: SVK - SRB 43-54

F

Jul. 8: SWE - ITA 47-66
Jul. 8: RUS - TUR 43-52
Jul. 8: GER - FRA 30-63

G

Jul. 8: UKR - LTU 59-64
Jul. 8: POL - HUN 53-50

Second Stage: Round 5

E

Jul. 9: GRE - BLR
Jul. 9: NED - SVK
Jul. 9: SRB - ESP

F

Jul. 9: GER - RUS
Jul. 9: FRA - SWE
Jul. 9: ITA - TUR

G

Jul. 9: HUN - UKR
Jul. 9: LTU - POL


Stats Leaders (Women)

Points Per Game
 Astou NDOUR
  SEN
  (196-C-94)
  Avg: 19.8
 1. Ndour, Gran Canaria19.8 
 2. Vesterberg, MBK R.19.0 
 3. Spanou, Robert M.17.5 
 4. Essenstam, CTO16.8 
 5. Kovacevic, UNI Gy.15.8 
 6. Uro-Nilie, Tim-S.15.0 
 7. Papova, Olimpia13.5 
 8. Dotto, Lucca13.3 
 9. Kazlauskaite, Ruta13.0 
 10. Hebecker, Halle12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ksenia TIKHONENKO
  KAZ
  (193-F/C-93)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Tikhonenko, Sparta.13.8 
 2. Bettonvil, Lekdete.12.0 
 3. Spanou, Robert M.11.3 
 4. Vesterberg, MBK R.10.8 
 5. Hruscakova, Good10.5 
 6. Nystrom, Northland9.5 
 7. Ndour, Gran Canaria9.0 
 8. Preskienyte, Kibir.8.3 
 9. Kavurmaciogl., Bes.7.8 
 10. Van Der Keij., CT.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Ellen NYSTROM
  (180-G-93)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Nystrom, Northland5.3 
 2. Stanacev, Crvena5.3 
 3. Bettonvil, Lekdete.4.8 
 4. Owczarzak, CCC P.4.3 
 5. Balintova, Good A.4.0 
 6. Gohlisch, Berlin3.8 
 7. Cerneckyte, Fortu.3.5 
 8. Zanoguera, Toledo3.5 
 9. Bernies, Bourges3.5 
 10. Spanou, Robert M.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Francesca DOTTO
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Dotto, Lucca4.3 
 2. Nystrom, Northland4.3 
 3. Dotto, Umbertide2.8 
 4. Bettonvil, Lekdete.2.8 
 5. Hebecker, Halle2.8 
 6. Kovacevic, UNI Gy.2.5 
 7. Cora, Galatasaray2.5 
 8. Cakir, Fenerbahce2.5 
 9. Bouzenna, Roche2.3 
 10. Bilgic, Botas2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Richelle VAN DER KEIJL
  (196-C-93)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Van Der Keij., CT.2.8 
 2. Vesterberg, MBK R.2.8 
 3. Preskienyte, Kibir.1.8 
 4. Ndour, Gran Canaria1.5 
 5. Markovic, IU.1.5 
 6. Zelnyte, Aistes-L.1.5 
 7. Janoscikova, Cass.1.3 
 8. Papova, Olimpia1.3 
 9. Oroszova, E.Illino.1.3 
 10. Balintova, Good A.1.3 


Standings Div.B (Women) - by *AddMe

Standings Div.B
1. Belgium3-0
2. Portugal3-0
3. Bulgaria3-1
4. Czech Rep.3-1
5. FYR Macedo.2-2
6. Latvia1-2
7. Israel1-3
8. Romania0-3
9. U.Kingdom0-4

Preliminary Round: Round 4

Jul. 8: POR - MKD 55-53
Jul. 8: ROM - BUL 54-74
Jul. 8: ENG - LAT 51-67
Jul. 8: ISR - CZE 34-74

Preliminary Round: Round 5

Jul. 9: BEL - ENG
Jul. 9: CZE - ROM
Jul. 9: BUL - POR
Jul. 9: LAT - ISR


Division B: Day 4 in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Israel - Czech Republic 34-74
Czech Republic keep the chances alive for Division A as they improved to 3-1 record at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic demolished Israel 74:34 as the latter fell at 1-3 record. Porat and Satoranska exchanged the early baskets, while Vyoralova nailed three for 16:6. Czech Republic did not waste time and proved their ambitions in the first period. They closed it with 28:15 and then continued their dominance in the game. Czech Republic erupted with a 20-3 run in the second frame and led 48:18 at the halftime. Moreover the favorites needed a 12-4 surge in the third period and then added 14-12 rally in the last stanza for the final result. Nada Salacova (192-C-94) paced all the winners with 10 points, while Beata Adamcova (185-PF-93), Effangova Pamela-Therese and Samkova Barbora had 8 each. Dayan May poured in 10 in the losing effort and Fridman Shanie notched 6.

Romania - Bulgaria 54-74
Bulgaria rolled over Romania in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The hosts of the tournament improved to 3-1 record after a 74:54 win. Romania remained winless and dropped at 0-3 record. Romania surprised the hosts with a 15-12 run, but then could not keep the high tempo. Bulgaria answered with 21-8 surge in the second frame and never looked behind after. Moreover they added massive 25-11 burst in the third period and did not mind 16-20 in the last stanza. Kristina Peychinova (176-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Hristova Borislava nailed 17. Iva Kostova (177-SG-94) poured in 15, while Dimitrova Radostina had 10. Alina Craciun (194-C-93) and Ursu Sonia ended up with 10 points each in the losing effort and Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) poured in 9. Kirberg Selena followed them with 8 points.

United Kingdom - Latvia 51-67
Latvia posts the initial win in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Baltic side improved to 1-2 record after a 67:51 victory against Great Britain. The latter fell at 0-3 record. Both teams entered the game winless and looked forward to achieve the first victory. Latvia started the game with 14:9 and added 18-15 rally in the second frame. Moreover Latvia posted two narrow victories in the third and the last stanzas for the final success. Kreslina Kate and Jakobsone Ilze posted 9 points to lead all the winners as nobody scored double digits in the game. Renate Reine (180-G-94) and Tomsone Paula followed them with 8 points apiece. Rosie Hynes (172-G-93) poured in 9 points in defeat, whilst Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) had 8. Ottewill-Soulsby Harriet and Billie Lucas (180-G-94) produced 7 points apiece in defeat.

Portugal - FYR Macedonia 55-53
Portugal escaped with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Portugal remained undefeated at the tournament after a 55:53 win in Albena and improved to 3-0 record. F.Y.R. of Macedonia tied its record at 2-2 record. It was a slow start for both teams that scored only 13 points together in the first 10 minutes. Portugal tied the game at the halftime as they won the second period 17-16. It seemed F.Y.R. of Macedonia would benefit from the game as they replied with a 19-12 rally in the third period. Portugal however closed the game with 20-11 to seal the victory. Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Ferreira Laura nailed 9. Mafalda Guerreiro (180-SF-95) and Canastra Joana followed them with 7 points each. Aleksandra Stojanovska (178-SF-94) answered with 17 points in defeat, whilst Mitrasinovik Andzelika had 12. Nena Trajchevska (178-F/G-94) brought 9 and Jolovic Dragana chipped in with 7.



Division A: Second Stage tips off in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Group E
Belarus - Spain 72-83
Spain claimed the fourth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They toppled Belarus in Group E opener for both sides. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) was instrumental in the victory posting 19 points and 10 rebounds. Spain quickly cleared off in this one. They registered a 24:8 lead after the opening frame. Belarus stopped the rot in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 27:34. Belarus got even closer in the third term. They trimmed the deficit at 3-point mark with ten minutes remaining. But Spain unleashed 34 points in the final period to seal the deal. Paula Estebas (175-F-93) and Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) netted 15 points each for Spain. Darya Lipinskaya (180-SG-93) answered with 14 points for Belarus. Katsiaryna Urbanovich had 12 points in the loss.

Greece - Holland 56-50
Greece opened the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship with victory. They knocked down Netherlands to improve at 1-2 record in Group E and caught up with their opponents in the ladder. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) was pivotal for the Hellenes tallying 25 points, 17 boards, 6 assists and 3 steals. Netherlands cleared off to a 16:8 lead after ten minutes. The Dutch team stretched the gap in the second period. Netherlands accumulated a 35:18 halftime advantage. But Greece turned the tables in the third period. Led by unstoppable Spanou the Hellenes went on a 23:6 run to level things up at 41 heading into the fourth frame. Spanou scored five straight points at the start of the final frame to give Greece a 46:41 lead. Greece kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth period and sealed the victory at the end. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) and Vasiliki Tarla chipped in 7 points each for Greece. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) answered with 17 points for Netherlands. Richelle Van Der Keijl had 14 points in the loss.

Slovakia - Serbia 43-54
Serbia gained the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They overcame Slovak Republic to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners. Slovak Republic dominated the start of the encounter. They got to a 16:8 beginning of the game. Serbia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Balkan team cut the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 23:26. Serbia triggered a 19:0 run at the start of the third term to surge ahead. They held Slovak Republic to just 3 points in the period and gained a 17-point lead before the fourth frame. Slovak Republic narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but failed to rescue the game at the end. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) and Aleksandra Stanacev had 11 points each for the winners. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) answered with 14 points for Slovak Republic. Sabina Oroszova and Zofia Hruscakova netted 6 points each in the loss.

Group F
Sweden - Italy 47-66
Italy posted the third consecutive victory at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Sweden at the start of the Second Round. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) stepped up with 17 points, 7 steals and 3 assists to lead the Azzurri. Italy held Sweden to just 4 points in the starting quarter and gained a 9-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Italy piled up a 30:17 halftime advantage. Italy boosted the margin in the third term. They accounted for a massive 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Sweden fired 22 points in the final ten minutes to cut the deficit at the end. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) finished with 14 points, while Ilaria Milazzo added 12 points for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) notched 15 points and 17 rebounds for Sweden. Ellen Nystrom chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Germany - France 30-63
France came up with another dominant performance at the U20 European Championship. Les Bleus shot down Germany to stay perfect. Sara Chevaugeon (176-G-93) nailed 11 points to lead balanced effort from Les Bleus. France jumped to a 25:11 lead after the starting quarter. They held Germany to just 4 points in the second period to gain a 33:15 halftime lead. Les Bleus controlled the tempo in the third term. They accumulated a 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Germany managed just 4 points in the final frame and had to surrender at the end. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) notched 10 points, while Romane Bernies and Esther Niamke added 7 points apiece for the winners. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) responded with 13 points for Germany. Carla Bellscheidt chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Russia - Turkey 43-52
Turkey celebrated the fourth consecutive win at the U20 European Championship. The hosts held off Russian counterparts at the start of the Second Stage of the tournament. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) nailed 11 points to lead the winners. Russia struck first in this one. They established a 13:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Turkey responded with a furious 20:8 rally in the second frame. The hosts piled up a 30:21 halftime advantage. Turkey maintained the lead throughout the third term. They accumulated a 10-point cushion heading into the fourth period. Russia held the hosts to 10 points in the final ten minutes but could not capitalize losing at the end. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) notched 10 points and 16 boards for Turkey. Olcay Cakir netted 7 points in the win. Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) tallied 8 points and 18 rebounds for Russia. Alina Zamaraeva added 8 points in the loss.

Group G
Poland - Hungary 53-50
A late surge helped Poland tame Hungary at the start of the classification round at U20 European Championship. Poland organized a 10:0 run midway through the fourth frame to gain a decisive lead against Hungary. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) scored 23 points to lead Poland to the first win at the tournament. The teams stayed close throughout the first three quarter. Poland led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. Poland snatched a 27:26 halftime lead. Hungary denied the deficit and grabbed a 38:37 lead into the fourth frame. Poland used a 10:0 run in the final period to take a 53:45 lead and clung to the advantage to post the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) and Dominika Miloszewska notched 10 points each for the winners. Amadea Szamosi (190-C/F-94) answered with 16 points and 11 boards for Hungary. Szidonia Katona chipped in 7 points in defeat.

Ukraine - Lithuania 59-64
Lithuania claimed the first win at the U20 European Championship. They overcame Ukraine in Group G opener. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) stepped up with 21 points and 9 boards for the Baltic side. Ukraine fell at 0-4 record at the tournament. Ukraine enjoyed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania cut the deficit at 2-point mark at halftime 32:30. The Baltic team surged ahead in the third period. They grabbed a 48:43 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) tied things up at 59 with 78 seconds remaining. But Ieva Preskienyte and Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) sank four points in a row to give Lithuania a 63:59 lead. Ieva Preskienyte then sealed the victory for Lithuania. Ieva Kazlauskaite notched 16 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) added 10 points for the winners. Miriam Uro-Nilie answered with 17 points for Ukraine. Olga Krayevska and Vita Gorobets had 10 points each in the loss.



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  FRANCE   


Russia U16 victorious in Nice - by Eurobasket News

Russia U16 - France U16 67:57

Russia U16 celebrated victory on the final day of the international friendly tournament in Nice. They overcame hosting France to claim the trophy. Mariya Vadeeva (190-C-98) posted 20 points and 14 boards to lead the winners.
Russia stormed into the game. They accounted for 26 points in the first period to gain a 10-point lead. France tried to bounce back in the second frame. Les Bleus cut the deficit to just two-point mark at halftime 36:38. Russia ignited a 22:11 rally in the third period to ensure a 13-point lead before the fourth frame. France held Russia to just 7 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) netted 15 points, while Sabina Abaidullina (180-G-97) had 9 points for the visitors. Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) responded with 18 points for France. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

Russia U16: Mariya Vadeeva 20+14 boards, Raisa Musina 15, Sabina Abaidullina 9
France U16: Alix Duchet 18, Ornella Bankole 14



U20 European Championship: France thump Germany for fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

France U20 - Germany U20 63:30

France came up with another dominant performance at the U20 European Championship. Les Bleus shot down Germany to stay perfect. Sara Chevaugeon (176-G-93) nailed 11 points to lead balanced effort from Les Bleus.
France jumped to a 25:11 lead after the starting quarter. They held Germany to just 4 points in the second period to gain a 33:15 halftime lead. Les Bleus controlled the tempo in the third term. They accumulated a 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Germany managed just 4 points in the final frame and had to surrender at the end. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) notched 10 points, while Romane Bernies (170-PG-93) and Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) added 7 points apiece for the winners. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) responded with 13 points for Germany. Carla Bellscheidt (183-F-94) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

France U20: Sara Chevaugeon 11, Christelle Diallo 10, Romane Bernies 7, Esther Niamke 7
Germany U20: Laura Hebecker 13, Carla Bellscheidt 9



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  FYR MACEDONIA   


U20 European Championship: Portugal escaped with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Portugal U20-F.Y.R. of Macedonia U20 55:53

Portugal escaped with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Portugal remained undefeated at the tournament after a 55:53 win in Albena and improved to 3-0 record. F.Y.R. of Macedonia tied its record at 2-2 record.
It was a slow start for both teams that scored only 13 points together in the first 10 minutes. Portugal tied the game at the halftime as they won the second period 17-16. It seemed F.Y.R. of Macedonia would benefit from the game as they replied with a 19-12 rally in the third period. Portugal however closed the game with 20-11 to seal the victory.
Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Laura Ferreira (179-SG-95) nailed 9. Mafalda Guerreiro (180-SF-95) and Joana Canastra (174-F-94) followed them with 7 points each. Aleksandra Stojanovska (178-SF-94) answered with 17 points in defeat, whilst Andzelika Mitrasinovik (178-PG-93) had 12. Nena Trajchevska (178-F/G-94) brought 9 and Dragana Jolovic (184-SF-94) chipped in with 7.

Portugal U20: Jessica Almeida 17, Laura Ferreira 9, Mafalda Guerreiro 7, Joana Canastra 7
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U20: Aleksandra Stojanovska 17, Andzelika Mitrasinovik 12, Nena Trajchevska 9, Dragana Jolovic 7



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  GERMANY   


U20 European Championship: France thump Germany for fourth straight win - by Eurobasket News

France U20 - Germany U20 63:30

France came up with another dominant performance at the U20 European Championship. Les Bleus shot down Germany to stay perfect. Sara Chevaugeon (176-G-93) nailed 11 points to lead balanced effort from Les Bleus.
France jumped to a 25:11 lead after the starting quarter. They held Germany to just 4 points in the second period to gain a 33:15 halftime lead. Les Bleus controlled the tempo in the third term. They accumulated a 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Germany managed just 4 points in the final frame and had to surrender at the end. Christelle Diallo (190-C-93) notched 10 points, while Romane Bernies (170-PG-93) and Esther Niamke (164-PG-93) added 7 points apiece for the winners. Laura Hebecker (181-F-93) responded with 13 points for Germany. Carla Bellscheidt (183-F-94) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

France U20: Sara Chevaugeon 11, Christelle Diallo 10, Romane Bernies 7, Esther Niamke 7
Germany U20: Laura Hebecker 13, Carla Bellscheidt 9



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  GREECE   


U20 European Championship: Greece upset Netherlands - by Eurobasket News

Greece U20 - Netherlands U20 56:50

Greece opened the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship with victory. They knocked down Netherlands to improve at 1-2 record in Group E and caught up with their opponents in the ladder. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) was pivotal for the Hellenes tallying 25 points, 17 boards, 6 assists and 3 steals.
Netherlands cleared off to a 16:8 lead after ten minutes. The Dutch team stretched the gap in the second period. Netherlands accumulated a 35:18 halftime advantage. But Greece turned the tables in the third period. Led by unstoppable Spanou the Hellenes went on a 23:6 run to level things up at 41 heading into the fourth frame. Spanou scored five straight points at the start of the final frame to give Greece a 46:41 lead. Greece kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth period and sealed the victory at the end. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) and Vasiliki Tarla (180-SF-94) chipped in 7 points each for Greece. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) answered with 17 points for Netherlands. Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) had 14 points in the loss.

Greece U20: Artemis Spanou 25+17 boards, Anna Stamolamprou 7, Vasiliki Tarla 7
Netherlands U20: Maxime Essenstam 17, Richelle Van Der Keijl 14



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  HOLLAND   


U20 European Championship: Greece upset Netherlands - by Eurobasket News

Greece U20 - Netherlands U20 56:50

Greece opened the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship with victory. They knocked down Netherlands to improve at 1-2 record in Group E and caught up with their opponents in the ladder. Artemis Spanou (183-F-93) was pivotal for the Hellenes tallying 25 points, 17 boards, 6 assists and 3 steals.
Netherlands cleared off to a 16:8 lead after ten minutes. The Dutch team stretched the gap in the second period. Netherlands accumulated a 35:18 halftime advantage. But Greece turned the tables in the third period. Led by unstoppable Spanou the Hellenes went on a 23:6 run to level things up at 41 heading into the fourth frame. Spanou scored five straight points at the start of the final frame to give Greece a 46:41 lead. Greece kept their opponents at bay throughout the fourth period and sealed the victory at the end. Anna Stamolamprou (173-PG-95) and Vasiliki Tarla (180-SF-94) chipped in 7 points each for Greece. Maxime Essenstam (189-C-93) answered with 17 points for Netherlands. Richelle Van Der Keijl (196-C-93) had 14 points in the loss.

Greece U20: Artemis Spanou 25+17 boards, Anna Stamolamprou 7, Vasiliki Tarla 7
Netherlands U20: Maxime Essenstam 17, Richelle Van Der Keijl 14



Netherlands U16 rally past Croatia U16 in Nice - by Eurobasket News

Netherlands U16 - Croatia U16 66:63

The Dutch U16 National Team narrowly defeated their Croatian counterparts at the international tournament in Nice. Asa Kantebeen (175-SG-97) scored 18 points to lead the winners.
Croatia ensured a flying start to the game. They went on a 27:12 run in the opening quarter. But Netherlands slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Dutch team cut the distance to 10 points at halftime. The teams traded baskets throughout low-scoring third term. Croatia secured a 10-point lead before the fourth frame. But Netherlands exploded with a 28:15 rally in the final period to escape with the victory. Laura Steggink (183-PF-97) produced 11 points, while Janis Ndiba (180-PF-97) added 10 points and 15 boards for the winners. Ivana Dojkic (176-SG-97) answered with 18 points for Croatia. Iva Slonjsak (181-SG-97) had 13 points and 7 boards in the loss.

Netherlands U16: Asa Kantebeen 18, Laura Steggink 11, Janis Ndiba 10+15 boards
Croatia U16: Ivana Dojkic 18, Iva Slonjsak 13



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  HUNGARY   


U20 European Championship: Poland eke out win over Hungary - by Eurobasket News

Poland U20 - Hungary U20 53:50

A late surge helped Poland tame Hungary at the start of the classification round at U20 European Championship. Poland organized a 10:0 run midway through the fourth frame to gain a decisive lead against Hungary. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) scored 23 points to lead Poland to the first win at the tournament.
The teams stayed close throughout the first three quarter. Poland led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. Poland snatched a 27:26 halftime lead. Hungary denied the deficit and grabbed a 38:37 lead into the fourth frame. Poland used a 10:0 run in the final period to take a 53:45 lead and clung to the advantage to post the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) and Dominika Miloszewska (190-F/C-94) notched 10 points each for the winners. Amadea Szamosi (190-C/F-94) answered with 16 points and 11 boards for Hungary. Szidonia Katona (182-F-93) chipped in 7 points in defeat.

Poland U20: Karolina Puss 23, Dominika Owczarzak 10, Dominika Miloszewska 10
Hungary U20: Amadea Szamosi 16+11 boards, Szidonia Katona 7



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  ISRAEL   


U20 European Championship: Czech Republic keep the chances alive for Division A - by Eurobasket News

Israel U20-Czech Republic U20 34:74

Czech Republic keep the chances alive for Division A as they improved to 3-1 record at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Czech Republic demolished Israel 74:34 as the latter fell at 1-3 record.
Porat and Satoranska exchanged the early baskets, while Vyoralova nailed three for 16:6. Czech Republic did not waste time and proved their ambitions in the first period. They closed it with 28:15 and then continued their dominance in the game. Czech Republic erupted with a 20-3 run in the second frame and led 48:18 at the halftime. Moreover the favorites needed a 12-4 surge in the third period and then added 14-12 rally in the last stanza for the final result.
Nada Salacova (192-C-94) paced all the winners with 10 points, while Beata Adamcova (185-PF-93), Pamela-Therese Effangova (178-SF-93) and Barbora Samkova (175-G/F-94) had 8 each. May Dayan (171-PG-94) poured in 10 in the losing effort and Shanie Fridman (170-SF-93) notched 6.

Israel U20: May Dayan 10, Shanie Fridman 6
Czech Republic U20: Nada Salacova 10, Beata Adamcova 8, Pamela-Therese Effangova 8, Barbora Samkova 8



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  ITALY   


U20 European Championship: Italy post third straight win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20 - Sweden U20 66:47

Italy posted the third consecutive victory at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Sweden at the start of the Second Round. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) stepped up with 17 points, 7 steals and 3 assists to lead the Azzurri.
Italy held Sweden to just 4 points in the starting quarter and gained a 9-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Italy piled up a 30:17 halftime advantage. Italy boosted the margin in the third term. They accounted for a massive 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Sweden fired 22 points in the final ten minutes to cut the deficit at the end. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) finished with 14 points, while Ilaria Milazzo (167-PG-94) added 12 points for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) notched 15 points and 17 rebounds for Sweden. Ellen Nystrom (180-G-93) chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Italy U20: Francesca Dotto 17, Alessandra Formica 14, Ilaria Milazzo 12
Sweden U20: Josefin Vesterberg 15+17 boards, Ellen Nystrom 10



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  LATVIA   


U20 European Championship: Latvia posts the initial win in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain U20-Latvia U20 51:67

Latvia posts the initial win in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Baltic side improved to 1-2 record after a 67:51 victory against Great Britain. The latter fell at 0-3 record.
Both teams entered the game winless and looked forward to achieve the first victory. Latvia started the game with 14:9 and added 18-15 rally in the second frame. Moreover Latvia posted two narrow victories in the third and the last stanzas for the final success.
Kate Kreslina (184-PG-96) and Ilze Jakobsone (170-G-94) posted 9 points to lead all the winners as nobody scored double digits in the game. Renate Reine (180-G-94) and Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) followed them with 8 points apiece. Rosie Hynes (172-G-93) poured in 9 points in defeat, whilst Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) had 8. Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby (188-C-95) and Billie Lucas (180-G-94) produced 7 points apiece in defeat.

Great Britain U20: Rosie Hynes 9, Shequila Joseph 8, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby 7, Billie Lucas 7
Latvia U20: Kate Kreslina 9, Ilze Jakobsone 9, Renate Reine 8, Paula Tomsone 8



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  LITHUANIA   


U20 European Championship: Lithuania earn first win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania U20 - Ukraine U20 64:59

Lithuania claimed the first win at the U20 European Championship. They overcame Ukraine in Group G opener. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) stepped up with 21 points and 9 boards for the Baltic side. Ukraine fell at 0-4 record at the tournament.
Ukraine enjoyed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania cut the deficit at 2-point mark at halftime 32:30. The Baltic team surged ahead in the third period. They grabbed a 48:43 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) tied things up at 59 with 78 seconds remaining. But Ieva Preskienyte and Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) sank four points in a row to give Lithuania a 63:59 lead. Ieva Preskienyte then sealed the victory for Lithuania. Ieva Kazlauskaite notched 16 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) added 10 points for the winners. Miriam Uro-Nilie answered with 17 points for Ukraine. Olga Krayevska (183-PG-94) and Vita Gorobets (180-SG-96) had 10 points each in the loss.

Lithuania U20: Ieva Preskienyte 21, Ieva Kazlauskaite 16+10 boards, Agne Cerneckyte 10
Ukraine U20: Miriam Uro-Nilie 17, Olga Krayevska 10, Vita Gorobets 10



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  MALI   


2013 University Games: USA too good for Mali - by Eurobasket News

USA - Mali 120:32

The USA claimed the opening win at the 2013 World Universiade. They fired past Mali in the opener in Kazan. Bria Hartley (5'7''-G-92) nailed 17 points to lead the North American side.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. The USA exploded with 28 points in the first ten minutes to accumulate a 16-point lead. They gap just kept on growing in the next period. The USA enjoyed a 57:20 halftime lead. They unloaded 63 points in the second half to clinch a well-deserved win at the end. Cassandra Harberts (6'2''-F-92) finished with 14 points, while Shoni Schimmel (5'9''-G-92) and Tricia Liston (6'1''-G-92) added 13 points apiece in the victory. Aminata Mariko (90) answered with 15 points for Mali. Farima Toure (6'1''-C-93) had 5 points in the loss.

USA: Bria Hartley 17, Cassandra Harberts 14, Shoni Schimmel 13, Tricia Liston 13
Mali: Aminata Mariko 15, Farima Toure 5



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  MONGOLIA   


2013 University Games: Russia coast past Mongolia - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Mongolia 123:23

Russia claimed the opening win at the World University Games. The hosts thrashed Mongolia in Kazan. Liubov Paskalenko (205-C-90) notched 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the winners.
Russia led from start to finish. They erupted for 31 points in the opening frame to take a 21-point lead. Russia added 33 points in the second period to accumulate a 64:17 halftime lead. The hosts scored easily in the second half to breeze to an overwhelming victory at the end. Anastasia Logunova (192-C-90) netted 18 points for Russia. Anastasiya Loginova (190-C-90) and Tatiana Grigoryeva (179-F-90, agency: IPSA) had 15 points each for the winning side. Solongo Bayasgalan answered with 12 points for Mongolia. Jargalan Dugarsuren had 3 points in the loss.

Russia: Liubov Paskalenko 24, Anastasia Logunova 18, Anastasiya Loginova 15, Tatiana Grigoryeva 15
Mongolia: Solongo Bayasgalan 12, Jargalan Dugarsuren 3



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  NCAA1   


2013 University Games: USA too good for Mali - by Eurobasket News

USA - Mali 120:32

The USA claimed the opening win at the 2013 World Universiade. They fired past Mali in the opener in Kazan. Bria Hartley (5'7''-G-92) nailed 17 points to lead the North American side.
It was a one-way traffic right from the start. The USA exploded with 28 points in the first ten minutes to accumulate a 16-point lead. They gap just kept on growing in the next period. The USA enjoyed a 57:20 halftime lead. They unloaded 63 points in the second half to clinch a well-deserved win at the end. Cassandra Harberts (6'2''-F-92) finished with 14 points, while Shoni Schimmel (5'9''-G-92) and Tricia Liston (6'1''-G-92) added 13 points apiece in the victory. Aminata Mariko (90) answered with 15 points for Mali. Farima Toure (6'1''-C-93) had 5 points in the loss.

USA: Bria Hartley 17, Cassandra Harberts 14, Shoni Schimmel 13, Tricia Liston 13
Mali: Aminata Mariko 15, Farima Toure 5



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  POLAND   


2013 University Games: Binta Drammeh leads Sweden past Poland - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Poland 69:48

Sweden recorded the first win at the 2013 World University Games. They defeated Poland in the opener. Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) posted 28 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
Sweden limited their opponents to just 6 points in the opening quarter. The Scandinavian team posted a 17-point lead. Sweden maintained the gap throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 45:21 halftime lead. Poland stopped the rot in the third term. They got within 16 points at the final intermission. But Sweden reacted with a 17:12 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Martina Stalvant (181-G-89) netted 16 points for the winning side. Agata Szczepanik (194-PF-92) responded with 10 points for Poland. Roksana Schmidt (180-SG-92) netted 7 points in the loss.

Sweden: Binta Drammeh 28, Martina Stalvant 16, Kalis Loyd (188-G-89) 7
Poland: Agata Szczepanik 10, Roksana Schmidt 7



U20 European Championship: Poland eke out win over Hungary - by Eurobasket News

Poland U20 - Hungary U20 53:50

A late surge helped Poland tame Hungary at the start of the classification round at U20 European Championship. Poland organized a 10:0 run midway through the fourth frame to gain a decisive lead against Hungary. Karolina Puss (178-SG-94) scored 23 points to lead Poland to the first win at the tournament.
The teams stayed close throughout the first three quarter. Poland led by a single point 18:17 after ten minutes. The teams traded baskets throughout the second period. Poland snatched a 27:26 halftime lead. Hungary denied the deficit and grabbed a 38:37 lead into the fourth frame. Poland used a 10:0 run in the final period to take a 53:45 lead and clung to the advantage to post the victory. Dominika Owczarzak (168-PG-94) and Dominika Miloszewska (190-F/C-94) notched 10 points each for the winners. Amadea Szamosi (190-C/F-94) answered with 16 points and 11 boards for Hungary. Szidonia Katona (182-F-93) chipped in 7 points in defeat.

Poland U20: Karolina Puss 23, Dominika Owczarzak 10, Dominika Miloszewska 10
Hungary U20: Amadea Szamosi 16+11 boards, Szidonia Katona 7



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  PORTUGAL   


U20 European Championship: Portugal escaped with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia - by Eurobasket News

Portugal U20-F.Y.R. of Macedonia U20 55:53

Portugal escaped with the win over F.Y.R. of Macedonia at the U20 European Championship in Division B. Portugal remained undefeated at the tournament after a 55:53 win in Albena and improved to 3-0 record. F.Y.R. of Macedonia tied its record at 2-2 record.
It was a slow start for both teams that scored only 13 points together in the first 10 minutes. Portugal tied the game at the halftime as they won the second period 17-16. It seemed F.Y.R. of Macedonia would benefit from the game as they replied with a 19-12 rally in the third period. Portugal however closed the game with 20-11 to seal the victory.
Jessica Almeida (174-PG-93) top-scored for the winners with 17 points and Laura Ferreira (179-SG-95) nailed 9. Mafalda Guerreiro (180-SF-95) and Joana Canastra (174-F-94) followed them with 7 points each. Aleksandra Stojanovska (178-SF-94) answered with 17 points in defeat, whilst Andzelika Mitrasinovik (178-PG-93) had 12. Nena Trajchevska (178-F/G-94) brought 9 and Dragana Jolovic (184-SF-94) chipped in with 7.

Portugal U20: Jessica Almeida 17, Laura Ferreira 9, Mafalda Guerreiro 7, Joana Canastra 7
F.Y.R. of Macedonia U20: Aleksandra Stojanovska 17, Andzelika Mitrasinovik 12, Nena Trajchevska 9, Dragana Jolovic 7



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  ROMANIA   


U20 European Championship:Bulgaria rolled over Romania in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Romania U20-Bulgaria U20 54:74

Bulgaria rolled over Romania in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The hosts of the tournament improved to 3-1 record after a 74:54 win. Romania remained winless and dropped at 0-3 record.
Romania surprised the hosts with a 15-12 run, but then could not keep the high tempo. Bulgaria answered with 21-8 surge in the second frame and never looked behind after. Moreover they added massive 25-11 burst in the third period and did not mind 16-20 in the last stanza.
Kristina Peychinova (176-G-94) top-scored for the winners with 20 points and Borislava Hristova (180-G-96) nailed 17. Iva Kostova (177-SG-94) poured in 15, while Radostina Dimitrova (181-SF-94) had 10. Alina Craciun (194-C-93) and Ursu Sonia (175-SG-93) ended up with 10 points each in the losing effort and Dora Ardelean (186-PF-94) poured in 9. Selena Kirberg (176-PG-95) followed them with 8 points.

Romania U20: Alina Craciun 10, Ursu Sonia 10, Dora Ardelean 9, Selena Kirberg 8
Bulgaria U20: Kristina Peychinova 20, Borislava Hristova 17, Iva Kostova 15, Radostina Dimitrova 10



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  RUSSIA   


U20 European Championship: Turkey outlast Russia in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20 - Russia U20 52:43

Turkey celebrated the fourth consecutive win at the U20 European Championship. The hosts held off Russian counterparts at the start of the Second Stage of the tournament. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) nailed 11 points to lead the winners.
Russia struck first in this one. They established a 13:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Turkey responded with a furious 20:8 rally in the second frame. The hosts piled up a 30:21 halftime advantage. Turkey maintained the lead throughout the third term. They accumulated a 10-point cushion heading into the fourth period. Russia held the hosts to 10 points in the final ten minutes but could not capitalize losing at the end. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) notched 10 points and 16 boards for Turkey. Olcay Cakir (182-PG-93) netted 7 points in the win. Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) tallied 8 points and 18 rebounds for Russia. Alina Zamaraeva (179-SG-93) added 8 points in the loss.

Turkey U20: Ayse Cora 11, Ozge Kavurmacioglu 10+16 boards, Olcay Cakir 7
Russia U20: Ksenia Tikhonenko 8+18 boards, Alina Zamaraeva 8



Russia U16 victorious in Nice - by Eurobasket News

Russia U16 - France U16 67:57

Russia U16 celebrated victory on the final day of the international friendly tournament in Nice. They overcame hosting France to claim the trophy. Mariya Vadeeva (190-C-98) posted 20 points and 14 boards to lead the winners.
Russia stormed into the game. They accounted for 26 points in the first period to gain a 10-point lead. France tried to bounce back in the second frame. Les Bleus cut the deficit to just two-point mark at halftime 36:38. Russia ignited a 22:11 rally in the third period to ensure a 13-point lead before the fourth frame. France held Russia to just 7 points in the final stanza but could not avoid the loss at the end. Raisa Musina (189-F/C-98) netted 15 points, while Sabina Abaidullina (180-G-97) had 9 points for the visitors. Alix Duchet (165-PG-97) responded with 18 points for France. Ornella Bankole (180-SF-97) chipped in 14 points in the loss.

Russia U16: Mariya Vadeeva 20+14 boards, Raisa Musina 15, Sabina Abaidullina 9
France U16: Alix Duchet 18, Ornella Bankole 14



2013 University Games: Russia coast past Mongolia - by Eurobasket News

Russia - Mongolia 123:23

Russia claimed the opening win at the World University Games. The hosts thrashed Mongolia in Kazan. Liubov Paskalenko (205-C-90) notched 24 points and 15 rebounds to lead the winners.
Russia led from start to finish. They erupted for 31 points in the opening frame to take a 21-point lead. Russia added 33 points in the second period to accumulate a 64:17 halftime lead. The hosts scored easily in the second half to breeze to an overwhelming victory at the end. Anastasia Logunova (192-C-90) netted 18 points for Russia. Anastasiya Loginova (190-C-90) and Tatiana Grigoryeva (179-F-90, agency: IPSA) had 15 points each for the winning side. Solongo Bayasgalan answered with 12 points for Mongolia. Jargalan Dugarsuren had 3 points in the loss.

Russia: Liubov Paskalenko 24, Anastasia Logunova 18, Anastasiya Loginova 15, Tatiana Grigoryeva 15
Mongolia: Solongo Bayasgalan 12, Jargalan Dugarsuren 3



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  SERBIA   


U20 European Championship: Serbia fire past Slovak Republic - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Slovak Republic U20 54:43

Serbia gained the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They overcame Slovak Republic to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners.
Slovak Republic dominated the start of the encounter. They got to a 16:8 beginning of the game. Serbia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Balkan team cut the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 23:26. Serbia triggered a 19:0 run at the start of the third term to surge ahead. They held Slovak Republic to just 3 points in the period and gained a 17-point lead before the fourth frame. Slovak Republic narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but failed to rescue the game at the end. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) and Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) had 11 points each for the winners. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) answered with 14 points for Slovak Republic. Sabina Oroszova (188-F-93) and Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) netted 6 points each in the loss.

Serbia U20: Ivana Brajkovic 13+10 boards, Natasa Kovacevic 11, Aleksandra Stanacev 11
Slovak Republic U20: Angelika Slamova 14, Sabina Oroszova 6, Zofia Hruscakova 6



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  SLOVAKIA   


U20 European Championship: Serbia fire past Slovak Republic - by Eurobasket News

Serbia U20 - Slovak Republic U20 54:43

Serbia gained the first win at the Second Stage of the U20 European Championship. They overcame Slovak Republic to improve at 2-1 record in Group E. Ivana Brajkovic (195-C-93) tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds to lead the winners.
Slovak Republic dominated the start of the encounter. They got to a 16:8 beginning of the game. Serbia slowed their opponents down in the second frame. The Balkan team cut the deficit at 3-point mark at halftime 23:26. Serbia triggered a 19:0 run at the start of the third term to surge ahead. They held Slovak Republic to just 3 points in the period and gained a 17-point lead before the fourth frame. Slovak Republic narrowed the deficit in the fourth frame but failed to rescue the game at the end. Natasa Kovacevic (187-F-94, agency: Interperformances) and Aleksandra Stanacev (167-PG-94) had 11 points each for the winners. Angelika Slamova (173-G-94) answered with 14 points for Slovak Republic. Sabina Oroszova (188-F-93) and Zofia Hruscakova (190-C-95) netted 6 points each in the loss.

Serbia U20: Ivana Brajkovic 13+10 boards, Natasa Kovacevic 11, Aleksandra Stanacev 11
Slovak Republic U20: Angelika Slamova 14, Sabina Oroszova 6, Zofia Hruscakova 6



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  SPAIN   


Cadi ICG Software gets bigger with LaNedra Brown and Maria Asurmendi - by Eurobasket News

Cadi ICG Software gets bigger with LaNedra Brown (188-C-81, college: Seton Hall) and Maria Asurmendi (168-PG-86). LaNedra Brown played last time at C.B. Bembibre PDM. In 20 games she averaged 13.1ppg and 5.4rpg last season. She can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention.
Among other achievements Brown won Spanish LF2 championship title in 2012. She received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LF2 Center of the Year award in 2012.
Brown is a very experienced player. She has played also professionally in Israel (M.Tel Kabir and Elitzur Holon), Luxembourg (Etzella), Turkey (Kayseri and Cankaya), United Kingdom (Barking Abbey), NWBL (Birmingham P.) and Spain (Aguere and CBF Sarria).
Maria Asurmendi played last time at UNB Obenasa Navarra Pamplona. In 23 games she recorded 8.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.2apg (top 4) and 1.6spg last season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as Asurmendi won Spanish LF2 Group B championship title in 2010. She was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LFB Honorable Mention back in 2008. Asurmendi represented Spain at the World Championships U21 in Moscow Region (Russia) six years ago. Her stats at that event were 7 games: 4.3ppg, 1.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.6spg.



U20 European Championship: Spain defeat Belarus to stay perfect - by Eurobasket News

Spain U20 - Belarus U20 83:72

Spain claimed the fourth straight win at the U20 European Championship. They toppled Belarus in Group E opener for both sides. Astou Ndour (196-C-94) was instrumental in the victory posting 19 points and 10 rebounds.
Spain quickly cleared off in this one. They registered a 24:8 lead after the opening frame. Belarus stopped the rot in the second quarter. They narrowed the deficit at 7-point mark at halftime 27:34. Belarus got even closer in the third term. They trimmed the deficit at 3-point mark with ten minutes remaining. But Spain unleashed 34 points in the final period to seal the deal. Paula Estebas (175-F-93) and Inmaculada Zanoguera (178-G/F-93) netted 15 points each for Spain. Darya Lipinskaya (180-SG-93) answered with 14 points for Belarus. Katsiaryna Urbanovich (185-F-93) had 12 points in the loss.

Spain U20: Astou Ndour 19+10 boards, Paula Estebas 15, Inmaculada Zanoguera 15
Belarus U20: Darya Lipinskaya 14, Katsiaryna Urbanovich 12



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  SWEDEN   


2013 University Games: Binta Drammeh leads Sweden past Poland - by Eurobasket News

Sweden - Poland 69:48

Sweden recorded the first win at the 2013 World University Games. They defeated Poland in the opener. Binta Drammeh (180-F-92) posted 28 points and 8 rebounds to lead the winners.
Sweden limited their opponents to just 6 points in the opening quarter. The Scandinavian team posted a 17-point lead. Sweden maintained the gap throughout the second frame. They accumulated a 45:21 halftime lead. Poland stopped the rot in the third term. They got within 16 points at the final intermission. But Sweden reacted with a 17:12 run in the fourth frame to seal the victory. Martina Stalvant (181-G-89) netted 16 points for the winning side. Agata Szczepanik (194-PF-92) responded with 10 points for Poland. Roksana Schmidt (180-SG-92) netted 7 points in the loss.

Sweden: Binta Drammeh 28, Martina Stalvant 16, Kalis Loyd (188-G-89) 7
Poland: Agata Szczepanik 10, Roksana Schmidt 7



U20 European Championship: Italy post third straight win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Italy U20 - Sweden U20 66:47

Italy posted the third consecutive victory at the U20 European Championship. They knocked down Sweden at the start of the Second Round. Francesca Dotto (170-PG-93) stepped up with 17 points, 7 steals and 3 assists to lead the Azzurri.
Italy held Sweden to just 4 points in the starting quarter and gained a 9-point lead. They maintained the advantage throughout the second period. Italy piled up a 30:17 halftime advantage. Italy boosted the margin in the third term. They accounted for a massive 24-point lead heading into the fourth period. Sweden fired 22 points in the final ten minutes to cut the deficit at the end. Alessandra Formica (186-G-93) finished with 14 points, while Ilaria Milazzo (167-PG-94) added 12 points for the winners. Josefin Vesterberg (187-F/C-93) notched 15 points and 17 rebounds for Sweden. Ellen Nystrom (180-G-93) chipped in 10 points in the loss.

Italy U20: Francesca Dotto 17, Alessandra Formica 14, Ilaria Milazzo 12
Sweden U20: Josefin Vesterberg 15+17 boards, Ellen Nystrom 10



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  TURKEY   


U20 European Championship: Turkey outlast Russia in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Turkey U20 - Russia U20 52:43

Turkey celebrated the fourth consecutive win at the U20 European Championship. The hosts held off Russian counterparts at the start of the Second Stage of the tournament. Ayse Cora (175-G/F-93, agency: 1x1 Sports) nailed 11 points to lead the winners.
Russia struck first in this one. They established a 13:10 lead ten minutes into the encounter. Turkey responded with a furious 20:8 rally in the second frame. The hosts piled up a 30:21 halftime advantage. Turkey maintained the lead throughout the third term. They accumulated a 10-point cushion heading into the fourth period. Russia held the hosts to 10 points in the final ten minutes but could not capitalize losing at the end. Ozge Kavurmacioglu (187-F-93) notched 10 points and 16 boards for Turkey. Olcay Cakir (182-PG-93) netted 7 points in the win. Ksenia Tikhonenko (193-F/C-93, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) tallied 8 points and 18 rebounds for Russia. Alina Zamaraeva (179-SG-93) added 8 points in the loss.

Turkey U20: Ayse Cora 11, Ozge Kavurmacioglu 10+16 boards, Olcay Cakir 7
Russia U20: Ksenia Tikhonenko 8+18 boards, Alina Zamaraeva 8



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  U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS   


Virgin Islands Junior Women gearing up for Centro Basket - by David Edole

The Virgin Islands Junior Women's national team is set to compete in Centro Basket which is scheduled for August 28- September 1, 2013 in San Salvador, El Salvador. The top three teams in Centro advances to the U18 Tournament of Americas that features the ten best teams is the Western Hemisphere.
To qualify for the team the potential baller must meet one of the following:
1. Players born in the Virgin Islands;
2. Players born in United States with at least one parent born in the Virgin Islands; and
3. Players, regardless of their place of birth, born of parents both of whom were born in the Virgin Islands.
4. Player grandparent (s) born in Virgin Islands.

PASSPORT IS A MUST! DON'T SHOW UP WITHOUT IT!




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  UKRAINE   


U20 European Championship: Lithuania earn first win in Samsun - by Eurobasket News

Lithuania U20 - Ukraine U20 64:59

Lithuania claimed the first win at the U20 European Championship. They overcame Ukraine in Group G opener. Ieva Preskienyte (193-C-93) stepped up with 21 points and 9 boards for the Baltic side. Ukraine fell at 0-4 record at the tournament.
Ukraine enjoyed an 18:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Lithuania cut the deficit at 2-point mark at halftime 32:30. The Baltic team surged ahead in the third period. They grabbed a 48:43 advantage with ten minutes remaining. Miriam Uro-Nilie (190-C-94) tied things up at 59 with 78 seconds remaining. But Ieva Preskienyte and Ieva Kazlauskaite (178-F-94) sank four points in a row to give Lithuania a 63:59 lead. Ieva Preskienyte then sealed the victory for Lithuania. Ieva Kazlauskaite notched 16 points and 10 rebounds for Lithuania. Agne Cerneckyte (171-SG-96) added 10 points for the winners. Miriam Uro-Nilie answered with 17 points for Ukraine. Olga Krayevska (183-PG-94) and Vita Gorobets (180-SG-96) had 10 points each in the loss.

Lithuania U20: Ieva Preskienyte 21, Ieva Kazlauskaite 16+10 boards, Agne Cerneckyte 10
Ukraine U20: Miriam Uro-Nilie 17, Olga Krayevska 10, Vita Gorobets 10



2013 University Games: Ukraine gain first win, edge Canada - by Eurobasket News

Ukraine - Canada 59:57

Ukraine eked out victory over Canada to open win count at the 2013 University Games in Russia. Katerina Dorogobuzova (190-F-90, agency: LBM Management), Olga Maznichenko (190-F/C-91, agency: LBM Management) and Olesia Malashenko (191-PF-91, agency: LBM Management) posted 12 points each to lead the charge. Both teams are now tied at 1-1 record.
Ukraine got to the better start. They recorded a 19:13 lead after ten minutes. But Canada denied the deficit in the second frame. The North American team limited Ukraine to 8 points in the second period to snatch a 28:27 halftime advantage. Canada boosted the gap in the third term. The North American side accumulated a 5-point advantage before the fourth stanza. Ukraine went on an 8:4 run late in regulation to take a 59:55 advantage. Miah-Marie Langlois (176-PG-91) dragged Canada within two but Ukraine kept their opponents scoreless in the dying seconds to seal the win. Miah-Marie Langlois finished with 14 points for Canada. Rachelle Coward (183-F-90) had 12 points in the loss.

Ukraine: Katerina Dorogobuzova 12, Olga Maznichenko 12, Olesia Malashenko 12+11 boards
Canada: Miah-Marie Langlois 14, Rachelle Coward 12



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  UNITED KINGDOM   


U20 European Championship: Latvia posts the initial win in Albena - by Eurobasket News

Great Britain U20-Latvia U20 51:67

Latvia posts the initial win in Albena at the U20 European Championship in Division B. The Baltic side improved to 1-2 record after a 67:51 victory against Great Britain. The latter fell at 0-3 record.
Both teams entered the game winless and looked forward to achieve the first victory. Latvia started the game with 14:9 and added 18-15 rally in the second frame. Moreover Latvia posted two narrow victories in the third and the last stanzas for the final success.
Kate Kreslina (184-PG-96) and Ilze Jakobsone (170-G-94) posted 9 points to lead all the winners as nobody scored double digits in the game. Renate Reine (180-G-94) and Paula Tomsone (193-C-94) followed them with 8 points apiece. Rosie Hynes (172-G-93) poured in 9 points in defeat, whilst Shequila Joseph (189-F-95) had 8. Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby (188-C-95) and Billie Lucas (180-G-94) produced 7 points apiece in defeat.

Great Britain U20: Rosie Hynes 9, Shequila Joseph 8, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby 7, Billie Lucas 7
Latvia U20: Kate Kreslina 9, Ilze Jakobsone 9, Renate Reine 8, Paula Tomsone 8



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  WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES   

Standings

Standings
Group A
1. Russia1-0
2. Sweden1-0
3. Mongolia0-1
4. Poland0-1
Group B
1. Czech Rep.1-0
2. USA1-0
3. Belgium0-0
4. Brazil0-1
Group C
1. Taiwan1-0
2. Ukraine1-1
3. Canada1-1
4. Japan0-1
Group D
1. Australia1-0
2. China1-0
3. Finland0-1
4. Hungary0-1

Preliminary Round: Round 2

A

Jul. 9: RUS - POL
Jul. 9: SWE - MGL

B

Jul. 9: BRA - MLI
Jul. 9: USA - CZE

C

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

D

Jul. 9: FIN - HUN
Jul. 9: AUS - CHN