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Shenzhen to host FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 - by Eurobasket News

The FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Shenzhen, China from 24-26 November 2017. Private promoter SunsSports will stage the second edition of the most important 3x3 competition for national teams in Asia. The inaugural edition was held in Doha, Qatar on 15-16 May 2013. China has been a pioneer in the development of 3x3 and was host to the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships (organised by SunsSports too, in Guangzhou). The Chinese city of Chengdu will also host the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup this year (from 28 June-2 July). Shenzhen has been the playground of several premium 3x3 basketball events, including the 2016 Shenzhen 3x3 Challenger. It will be one of the eight host cities of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. A maximum of 12 men's teams and 12 women's teams will compete at the event. This said, all eligible Asian national federations are allowed to register their national teams, until the 30 January deadline. One or several qualifying event (s) will be organised if more than 12 teams are registered in the same category.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



Play Gameplay Interactive's Street Basketball Slot Online - by Eurobasket

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Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 17-0 
 2 Partizan 14-3 
 3 Buducnost 12-5 
 4 Cedevita 12-5 
 5 Cibona 11-6 
 6 Igokea 9-8 
 7 Un.Olimpija 7-10 
 8 Mornar Bar 6-11 
 9 FMP 6-11 
 10 Zadar 6-11 
 11 Karpos Sokoli 5-12 
 12 Mega Leks 5-12 
 13 Krka 5-12 
 14 MZT Skopje 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 8: Mornar Bar - Un.Olimpija 93-70
Jan. 8: Cibona - MZT Skopje 87-79
Jan. 7: Zadar - Cedevita 80-94
Jan. 7: Partizan - Karpos Sokoli 76-72
Jan. 10: Igokea - FMP 74-84
Jan. 9: Mega Leks - Crvena Zvezda 69-81
Jan. 8: Krka - Buducnost 67-75

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 14: MZT Skopje - Zadar
Jan. 14: Cedevita - Mega Leks
Jan. 14: Crvena Zvezda - Krka
Jan. 14: Buducnost - Igokea
Jan. 14: FMP - Mornar Bar
Jan. 14: Un.Olimpija - Partizan
Jan. 14: Karpos Sokoli - Cibona


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar19.6 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.4 
 4. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija17.1 
 5. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan16.6 
 7. Sakic, Cibona15.2 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks15.2 
 9. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.14.9 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks8.0 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.8 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 7. Bolden, FMP6.8 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.7 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.4 
 2. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.8 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Covic, FMP6.3 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar5.2 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar5.1 
 9. Radivojevic, Igokea4.8 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Vladovic, Zadar2.0 
 3. Ramljak, Zadar1.9 
 4. Reynolds, Cibona1.8 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.1.7 
 6. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 7. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.6 
 8. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 9. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.3 
 5. Davidovac, FMP1.3 
 6. Nikolic, Buducnost1.3 
 7. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 8. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 9. Scott, MZT Skopje1.1 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 


Round 17: Leader Crvena Zvezda gets another victory - by Eurobasket News

Undefeated leader Crvena Zvezda delivered the seventeenth consecutive win on Monday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Mega Leks (5-12) 81-69 in Sremska Mitrovica. Crvena Zvezda dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Mega Leks' 22 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Crvena Zvezda forced 22 Mega Leks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Mega Leks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Stefan Jovic (198-90) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists. Bosnian-Serbian center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds for the hosts. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Crvena Zvezda (17-0) have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 17 victories in a row. Mega Leks at the other side keep the eleventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Krka and Karpos Sokoli. Crvena Zvezda are looking forward to face Krka (#13) in Novo Mesto in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Mega Leks will play on the road against Cedevita in Zagreb and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
The game in Zadar was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Cedevita (12-5) played at the court of 8th ranked KK Zadar (6-11). Cedevita defeated KK Zadar 94-80. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 assists. Dzanan Musa contributed with 14 points for the winners. Cedevita's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Bosnian forward Boris Barac (205-92) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds for KK Zadar. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Buducnost. KK Zadar at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and FMP. Cedevita will play against Mega Leks (#12) in Sremska Mitrovica in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zadar will play on the road against MZT Skopje (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Aleksandrovac, where higher ranked Bosnian Igokea (9-8) lost at home to tenth ranked Serbian FMP (6-11) 74-84 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Igokea. Filip Covic stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners. Danilo Sibalic responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Igokea's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. FMP moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Zadar. Defending Bosnian champion Igokea keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. FMP will meet at home Mornar Bar (#8) in the next round. Igokea will play against Buducnost in Podgorica and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Bar. Local Mornar Bar (6-11) outscored 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (7-10) 93-70. Vukota Pavic nailed 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Mornar Bar's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mornar Bar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zadar and FMP. Un.Olimpija at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Mornar Bar's next round opponent will be FMP (#9) in Beograd.

Other games of round 17 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Buducnost defeated Krka in Podgorica 75-67. Cibona beat MZT Skopje at home 87-79. Karpos Sokoli lost to Partizan on the opponent's court 72-76.


Igokea - FMP 74-84

We should mention about the upset which took place in Aleksandrovac, where higher ranked Bosnian Igokea (9-8) lost at home to tenth ranked Serbian FMP (6-11) 74-84 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Igokea. The game was mostly controlled by FMP. Igokea managed to win third quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Point guard Filip Covic (178-89) stepped up and scored 36 points (!!!) and 5 assists for the winners and Australian forward Jonah Bolden (208-96, college: UCLA) chipped in 25 points and 10 rebounds. Serbian forward Danilo Sibalic (202-88, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 17 points and 7 rebounds and Serbian guard Nikola Pesakovic (193-91) scored 14 points. Igokea's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. FMP moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Mornar Bar and Zadar. Defending Bosnian champion Igokea keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. FMP will meet at home Mornar Bar (#8) in the next round. Igokea will play against Buducnost in Podgorica and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
FMP: F.Covic 36+3reb+5ast, J.Bolden 25+10reb+1ast, D.Apic 8+2reb, S.Lazarevic 7+8reb, D.Davidovac 6+7reb+2ast, A.Bursac 2+4reb+2ast
Igokea: D.Sibalic 17+7reb+2ast, N.Pesakovic 14+2reb+2ast, J.Robinson 10+3reb+3ast, D.Albijanic 9+4reb, M.Pasajlic 7+3reb, S.Micovic 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 476248


Mega Leks - Crvena Zvezda 69-81

Undefeated leader Crvena Zvezda delivered the seventeenth consecutive win on Monday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Mega Leks (5-12) 81-69 in Sremska Mitrovica. Crvena Zvezda dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Mega Leks' 22 and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Crvena Zvezda forced 22 Mega Leks turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Mega Leks helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was guard Stefan Jovic (198-90) who had a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 assists. Bosnian-Serbian center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) chipped in 16 points and 9 rebounds. Swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds and guard Ognjen Jaramaz (193-95, agency: BeoBasket) added 15 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Five Crvena Zvezda and four Mega Leks players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Crvena Zvezda (17-0) have an impressive series of fifteen victories in a row. Defending Serbian champion maintains first place with a perfect record of 17 victories in a row. Mega Leks at the other side keep the eleventh position with 12 games lost. They share it with Krka and Karpos Sokoli. Crvena Zvezda are looking forward to face Krka (#13) in Novo Mesto in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Mega Leks will play on the road against Cedevita in Zagreb and are hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: O.Kuzmic 16+9reb, M.Bjelica 12+4reb, M.Simonovic 11+2reb+1ast, S.Jovic 10+4reb+11ast, D.Thompson 10+5reb, B.Lazic 5+8reb+1ast
Mega Leks: O.Jaramaz 15+2reb+5ast, K.Mushidi 14+2reb+1ast, R.Zagorac 10+13reb+3ast, A.Kaba 10+4reb, V.Cancar 9+3reb+2ast, A.Marelja 8+3reb
gschID: 476250


Mornar Bar - Un.Olimpija 93-70

The game with biggest result difference took place in Bar. Local Mornar Bar (6-11) outscored 7th ranked Slovenian Un.Olimpija (7-10) 93-70. The game was mostly controlled by Mornar Bar. Un.Olimpija was better in third quarter 22-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-22 charity shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Mornar Bar players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. They brought some defensive toughness making 8 blocks. FYR Macedonian center Vukota Pavic (203-93) nailed 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and American center Octavius Ellis (208-93, college: Cincinnati) accounted for 19 points and 8 rebounds (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Mornar Bar's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Mirko Mulalic (195-88) came up with 18 points and Serbian Nikola Jankovic (207-94, agency: BeoBasket) added 11 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Un.Olimpija in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Mornar Bar moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Zadar and FMP. Un.Olimpija at the other side keeps the seventh position with ten games lost. Mornar Bar's next round opponent will be FMP (#9) in Beograd.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: V.Pavic 20+8reb+3ast, O.Ellis 19+8reb+1ast, M.Mugosa 19+3reb, A.Waller 11+1reb+2ast, L.Jones 7+4reb+4ast, B.Bakic 6+4reb+4ast
Un.Olimpija: M.Mulalic 18+2reb+2ast, B.Jefferson 15+3reb+2ast, N.Jankovic 11+10reb, D.Oliver 10+5reb+1ast, J.Barbaric 6, S.Milosevic 6+4reb+2ast
gschID: 476247


Krka - Buducnost 67-75

There was no surprise in Novo Mesto where 12th ranked Slovenian Krka (5-12) was defeated by fourth ranked Montenegrin Buducnost (12-5) 75-67. Krka was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 21-12 charge of Buducnost, which allowed them to win the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Krka helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Canadian power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia) nailed a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and American guard Marcus Williams (191-85, college: Connecticut) accounted for 15 points and 10 assists. Buducnost's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Serbian Marko Lukovic (207-92, agency: BeoBasket) came up with 17 points and 8 rebounds and American guard Ron Curry (191-93, college: JMU, agency: Octagon Europe) added 18 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Krka in the defeat. Four Krka players scored in double figures. Defending Montenegrin champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Cedevita. Krka lost their ninth game in a row. They dropped to the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Buducnost's next round opponent will be Igokea (#6) in Aleksandrovac. Krka will play on the road against the league's leader Crvena Zvezda (#1) in Beograd and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Buducnost: O.Klassen 17+10reb+1ast, M.Williams 15+2reb+10ast, B.Subotic 12+3reb, B.Savovic 9+2reb, S.Sehovic 8+8reb+3ast, N.Gordic 5+2reb+4ast
Krka: R.Curry 18+6reb+2ast, M.Lukovic 17+8reb+3ast, S.Cebular 12+3reb+2ast, M.Rojc 10+5reb+5ast, D.Bunic 3+1reb, K.Kuznik 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 476249


Cibona - MZT Skopje 87-79

No shocking result in a game in Zagreb where fifth ranked Croatian Cibona (11-6) defeated bottom-ranked FYR Macedonian MZT Skopje (4-13) 87-79. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-18 MZT Skopje's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 87-79 at the end of the game. Cibona dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to MZT Skopje's 30 and made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Cibona players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 26 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) accounted for 19 points, 13 assists and 4 steals. Four Cibona players scored in double figures. Serbian swingman Djordje Drenovac (201-92) came up with 27 points and 5 rebounds and Surinamese-Dutch guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) added 16 points and 8 assists respectively for MZT Skopje in the defeat. Cibona maintains fifth place with 11-6 record. MZT Skopje lost their fifth game in a row. Defending FYR Macedonian champion stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Cibona's next round opponent will be Karpos Sokoli (#11) in Skopje which should be theoretically an easy game. MZT Skopje will play at home against KK Zadar and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cibona: Z.Sakic 26+9reb+1ast, S.Reynolds 19+2reb+13ast, N.Joksimovic 12+4reb+2ast, D.Bosnjak 10+3reb+2ast, A.Coric 9+6reb+1ast, E.Sulejmanovic 7+2reb+1ast
MZT Skopje: D.Drenovac 27+5reb+2ast, C.Kloof 16+3reb+8ast, J.Scott 12+7reb+1ast, M.Simonovski 8+1reb+2ast, D.Clark 8+4reb+4ast, M.Souleyman Diabate 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 476245


Partizan - Karpos Sokoli 76-72

Very expected game in Beograd where 11th ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli (5-12) was defeated by second ranked Serbian Partizan (14-3) 76-72. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts were already 13 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 25-16 Karpos Sokoli's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 76-72 at the end of the game. Partizan made 16-of-19 charity shots (84.2 percent) during the game. Partizan outrebounded Karpos Sokoli 37-24 including 25 on the defensive glass. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. 24 personal fouls committed by Karpos Sokoli helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and Bosnian-Serbian Adin Vrabac (204-94) accounted for 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Croatian forward Zoran Vrkic (203-87) came up with 18 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Bojan Trajkovski (208-88, agency: Mansfield and Associates) added 19 points respectively for Karpos Sokoli in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. The victory was the eighth consecutive win for Partizan. They maintain second place with 14-3 record having just eight point less than leader Crvena Zvezda. Karpos Sokoli at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Partizan's next round opponent will be Un.Olimpija (#7) in Ljubljana which should be theoretically an easy game. Karpos Sokoli will play at home against Cibona (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Partizan: N.Velickovic 17+7reb+2ast, W.Hatcher 16+2reb+3ast, A.Vrabac 14+7reb+4ast, S.Bircevic 10+7reb, S.Pot 9+5reb+1ast, U.Lukovic 8+4reb+1ast
Karpos Sokoli: B.Trajkovski 19+3reb+2ast, Z.Vrkic 18+7reb+2ast, K.Perry 12+2reb+3ast, D.Zekovic 10+3reb, D.Labovic 9+2reb+1ast, D.Sokolov 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 476246


Zadar - Cedevita 80-94

The game in Zadar was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Cedevita (12-5) played at the court of 8th ranked KK Zadar (6-11). Cedevita defeated KK Zadar 94-80. KK Zadar was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 48-33 second half run of Cedevita. They also forced 22 KK Zadar turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American point guard Ryan Boatright (183-92, college: Connecticut) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 assists. Bosnian Dzanan Musa (204-99, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Cedevita's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Bosnian forward Boris Barac (205-92) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and Bosnian-Croatian Ivan Ramljak (203-90) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for KK Zadar. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending Croatian champion moved-up to third place, which they share with Buducnost. KK Zadar at the other side keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Mornar Bar and FMP. Cedevita will play against Mega Leks (#12) in Sremska Mitrovica in the next round and are hoping to win another game. KK Zadar will play on the road against MZT Skopje (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: R.Boatright 27+5ast, D.Musa 14+4reb+1ast, R.James 13+1reb+1ast, F.Kruslin 12+3reb+2ast, M.Begic 8+2reb, M.Arapovic 6+1reb
Zadar: B.Barac 17+5reb+2ast, I.Ramljak 16+5reb+2ast, L.Mazalin 14+5reb+2ast, L.Basic 13+7ast, K.Krajina 7+11reb+2ast, M.Brzoja 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 476251





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Matthews left Salta Basket - by Eurobasket News

Experienced 34-year old American (has also Venezuelan passport) power forward Clarence Matthews (201-112kg-83, college: Tennessee State) left Salta Basket (TNA) from In 16 games in Argentina he recorded very impressive stats: 19.8ppg, 10.1rpg, 1.2apg and 1.4spg this season.
The last summer Matthews played at Atletico Tabare in Uruguayan Ascenso where in 14 games he was second best scorer with remarkable 23.8ppg and had 12.4rpg (#5 in the league), 1.9apg, 1.6spg and 1.1bpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the Dominican Rep. LNB Semifinals in 2013. Matthews was also voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Import Player of the Year back in 2009.
He is quite experienced player. Matthews has played also professionally in Brazil (Brasilia), Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Uruguay (Defensor and Sayago), Venezuela (Marinos, Trotamundos and Gigantes), Bolivia (La Salle Tarija) and Argentina (MH Basket, San Martin Corrientes, Estudiantes Concordia and Olimpo).
He attended Tennessee State until 2007 and it is his tenth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Salta Basket signs LaQuan Prowell - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) signed 33-year old American forward LaQuan Prowell (203-103kg-84, college: Auburn). He supposed to play at La Union (LigaA), but left the team in Dec.'16. In 19 games he had 3.8ppg and 1.9rpg this season. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Prowell played at Villa Angela Basket where in 44 TNA games he recorded 13.2ppg and 5.4rpg. He helped them to win the regular season. A very impressive year as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
In 2008 Prowell was drafted by Pittsburgh Xplosion (CBA) in fourth round (18th overall).
He attended Auburn University and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.
Prowell won French ProA championship title in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Prowell has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (Giessen 46ers and Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Greece (Ilysiakos), Italy (VL Pesaro), Turkey, France (Paris-Levallois, ALM Evreux, Strasbourg IG, Chalon/Saor and Saint Vallier) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars).
Prowell could be described: Superb athlete and leaper...versatile player who can score off the post up, dribble, and also from 3-point range...overall ability could create matchup problems for some opponents.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gandoy re-signs at Obera Tennis Club - by Eurobasket News

Obera Tennis Club (TNA) confirmed in their roster 26-year old guard Martin Gandoy (194-91). He was a team leader there last season. In 37 TNA games he had very impressive stats: 16.0ppg, 5.2rpg and 4.1apg. Great season as he was named to Latinbasket.com All-Argentinian TNA Honorable Mention.
The previous (14-15) season Gandoy played at Villa Angela Basket where in 46 TNA games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.2spg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Gandoy has played previously for two other teams: Regatas Corrientes and Santa Rita.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nicolas Laprovittola may sign at B.Muenchen - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) is close to land 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90) who played last time at San Antonio Spurs in NBA. In 16 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.8apg this season.
The most of last season Laprovittola spent at Movistar Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 20 games he had 13.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). He also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 17 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Laprovittola also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Laprovittola has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Laprovittola also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Laprovittola experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Ware, United22.8 
 2. Randle, 36ers22.6 
 3. Prather, Wildcats20.5 
 4. Lisch, Kings17.4 
 5. Newley, Kings17.4 
 6. Clarke, Hawks16.9 
 7. Penney, Breakers16.7 
 8. Goulding, United16.5 
 9. Johnson, 36ers15.6 
 10. Sobey, 36ers15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Craig, Bullets8.4 
 2. Johnson, 36ers7.7 
 3. Boone, United7.3 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.1 
 5. Knight, Wildcats7.0 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.7 
 7. Mitchell, Breakers6.6 
 8. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 9. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 10. Majok, United6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.1 
 4. Ware, United4.9 
 5. Newley, Kings4.2 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Martin, Wildcats3.9 
 8. Worthington, Taipa.3.8 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.7 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Whittington, Kings1.6 
 4. Harris, Hawks1.5 
 5. Prather, Wildcats1.4 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Gliddon, Taipans1.3 
 8. Craig, Bullets1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.3 
 10. Boone, United1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel MCKAY
  Wildcats
  (206-F/C-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. McKay, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Carter, Breakers1.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 4. Boone, United1.5 
 5. Pledger, Breakers1.4 
 6. Whittington, Kings1.1 
 7. Wesley, United0.8 
 8. Powell, Kings0.8 
 9. Egwu, Taipans0.7 
 10. Maric, Kings0.7 


Bryce Cotton claims Australian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Bryce Cotton (185-G-92, agency: Pensack Sports) had a great game in the last round for Wildcats and that's him to receive a Australiabasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 26 points adding five rebounds for Wildcats in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kings (#3, 11-11) 80-74. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Wildcats is placed at 4th position in Australian NBL. Wildcats is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-9 record. Cotton turned to be Wildcats' top player in his first season with the team.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Nick Kay (206-C/F-92) of second-ranked Hawks. Kay impressed basketball fans with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he led Hawks to another comfortable win 106-88 over the lower-ranked United (#5, 10-10) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Hawks to move up to second position in the standings. His team's 11-10 record is not bad at all. Kay is a newcomer at Hawks and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

The third best performed player last round was Mitch Creek (195-F/G-92) of top-ranked 36ers. Creek scored 18 points and grabbed seven rebounds. He was a key player of 36ers, leading his team to a 117-85 easy win against #2 ranked Hawks in a game of the week. 36ers confirms their top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 13 victories and 7 lost games. Creek has a very solid season. In 10 games in Australia he scored 12.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jameel McKay (206-F/C-92) of Wildcats - 19 points and 8 rebounds
5. Rotnei Clarke (183-PG-89) of Hawks - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Nathan Sobey (190-G-90) of 36ers - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Jerome Randle (175-PG-87) of 36ers - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jerome Randle (175-PG-87) of 36ers - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Daniel Johnson (210-C/F-88) of 36ers - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88) of Hawks - 12 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists

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



Buccaneers welcome back Barrow, ex Klosterneuburg - by Hugh McAuliffe

Geraldton Buccaneers (SBL) tabbed 25-year old American forward Maurice Barrow (198-95kg-92, college: Fairfield). It is actually his comeback to Buccaneers as he has played here before. Barrow played most recently at BK Klosterneuburg Dukes in Austrian A Bundesliga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last summer Barrow played at Buccaneers where in 30 SBL games he had very impressive stats: 23.7ppg, 8.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Barrow's team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2015. He received also All-MAAC Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Barrow has played also professionally in Austria for Raiffeisen Wels.
He attended Fairfield University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.9 
 2. Miletic, Vienna20.4 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna19.9 
 4. Vay, Arkadia18.9 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart17.2 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.8 
 7. Jackson, Oberwart16.1 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.16.0 
 9. Rados, Klostern.15.7 
 10. Wright, Wels15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cameron NAYLOR
  UBSC G.
  (201-F-94)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Naylor, UBSC G.11.3 
 2. Rados, Klostern.10.5 
 3. Draskovic, Arkadia8.6 
 4. Lamesic, Wels8.4 
 5. Vay, Arkadia8.4 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.6 
 7. Gaidys, Gmunden7.1 
 8. Ferguson, Vienna7.0 
 9. Baptiste, Kapfe.6.9 
 10. Traylor, Oberwart6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 7
 1. Danek, Arkadia7.0 
 2. Stazic, Vienna5.7 
 3. Car, Furstenfeld5.5 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.3 
 5. Maresch, UBSC G.4.9 
 6. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 7. Vujosevic, Kapfe.4.7 
 8. Payton, Wels4.3 
 9. Clemmons, Vienna4.2 
 10. O''Neal, Wels3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  Vienna
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Coleman, Vienna3.0 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 3. Clemmons, Vienna2.1 
 4. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.9 
 5. Payton, Wels1.8 
 6. Miletic, Vienna1.8 
 7. Koch, Vienna1.6 
 8. Hassan-Zadeh, Vie.1.5 
 9. Car, Furstenfeld1.5 
 10. Danek, Arkadia1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jamari TRAYLOR
  Oberwart
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Traylor, Oberwart1.5 
 2. Rados, Klostern.1.5 
 3. Ferguson, Vienna1.3 
 4. Chan, Wels1.1 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia0.9 
 6. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 7. Naylor, UBSC G.0.9 
 8. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.8 
 9. Steed, Gmunden0.8 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 


Klette's 24 points give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

39-year old Tilo Klette (206-C/F-77) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked Gmunden and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had the game-high 24 points adding three rebounds and four assists for Gmunden in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Arkadia (#7, 6-10) 81-78. Gmunden maintains the 2nd position in Austrian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Gmunden will need more victories to improve their 12-4 record. It's Klette's second year at Gmunden and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Tilo Klette averages this season 12.6ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Derek Jackson (185-PG-91, agency: Mansfield and Associates) of top-ranked Oberwart. He is American guard in his second season at Oberwart. In the last game Jackson recorded impressive 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Of course he led Oberwart to another comfortable win 76-62 over the lower-ranked Vienna (#5, 7-9) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Oberwart still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 13 matches. Jackson is well-known at Oberwart and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.1ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 4.1rpg and 5.3apg.

Third place about best performers goes to another Gmunden's star - forward Enis Murati (194-F-88, agency: Octagon Europe). Murati showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was another key player of Gmunden, helping his team with a 81-78 win against the lower-ranked Arkadia (#7, 6-10). Gmunden needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 4 lost games. Murati has a very solid season. In 16 games in Austria he scored 15.3ppg. He also has 3.3apg and and 3PT: 44.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Cameron Naylor (201-F-94) of UBSC Graz - 23 points and 11 rebounds
5. Fabricio Vay (207-F-86) of Arkadia - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Anton Maresch (191-SG-91) of UBSC Graz - 12 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Toni Blazan (195-F-92) of Gmunden - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Milovan Draskovic (211-C-95) of Arkadia - 14 points and 9 rebounds
9. Milan Stegnjaic (204-F/C-81) of Kapfenberg - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Marko Car (188-SG-85) of Furstenfeld - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists

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



Buccaneers welcome back Barrow, ex Klosterneuburg - by Hugh McAuliffe

Geraldton Buccaneers (SBL) tabbed 25-year old American forward Maurice Barrow (198-95kg-92, college: Fairfield). It is actually his comeback to Buccaneers as he has played here before. Barrow played most recently at BK Klosterneuburg Dukes in Austrian A Bundesliga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 10 games he averaged 11.8ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last summer Barrow played at Buccaneers where in 30 SBL games he had very impressive stats: 23.7ppg, 8.9rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
Among other achievements Barrow's team made it to the Austrian Cup final in 2015. He received also All-MAAC Sixth Man of the Year award back in 2013 and 2014 at his college time.
Barrow has played also professionally in Austria for Raiffeisen Wels.
He attended Fairfield University until 2014 and it will be his third season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BAHAMAS  


Dynile Forbes is a newcomer at Gandia - by Eurobasket News

LEB Silver newcomer Hispagan UPB Gandia strengthened their roster with addition of 30-year old Bahamas guard Dynile Forbes (190-87, college: La-Monroe) from Zamorano. In 12 LEB Silver games in Spain he recorded very impressive stats: 16.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.1spg this season.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Forbes received Asia-Basket.com All-Iraqi League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). Forbes has played previously professionally also in Saudi Arabia (Al Ansar), Iraq (Al Shurtah) and Spain (Leyma Basquet and Araberri).
He attended University of Louisiana at Monroe until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALKAN LEAGUE  

BIBL standings

Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-2 
 2 Beroe 5-3 
 3 Teodo Tivat 4-4 
 4 Bashkimi 4-4 
 5 Kozuv 2-5 
 6 Sigal Prishtina 2-5 
Group B
 1 Sutjeska 5-3 
 2 Feni Industries 5-3 
 3 Peja 4-3 
 4 Trepca 3-4 
 5 Karpos Sokoli 3-5 
 6 SK Tirana 3-5 

Regular Season: Round 11

A

Jan. 10: Sigal Prishtina - Beroe 86-94
Jan. 12: Sigal Prishtina - Kozuv

B

Jan. 11: Trepca - Peja



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Rapla 8-2 
 2 Barons Riga 8-2 
 3 Nevezis 7-3 
 4 Liepaja/Triobet 4-5 
 5 Jurmala 4-6 
 6 Parnu 2-8 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 0-7 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 9-1 
 2 Valmiera 8-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 4-6 
 6 Tarvas 2-7 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 10: Rapla - Liepaja/Triobet 83-71
Jan. 10: TTU - P.Zvaigzdes 71-106
Jan. 10: Nevezis - Barsy Atyrau 103-73
Jan. 11: Parnu - Liepaja/Triobet
Jan. 11: Tarvas - P.Zvaigzdes
Jan. 12: Jurmala - Barsy Atyrau
Jan. 13: Rapla - Barons Riga



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  

Standings

Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 10-1 
 2 Banvit BK 9-2 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 8-3 
 4 Aris 7-4 
 5 Fraport SKY 4-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 4-8 
 7 Helios 2-10 
 8 Bakken 1-10 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 8-3 
 2 Umana VE 8-4 
 3 Pinar Karsiyaka 7-4 
 4 Kataja Basket 6-6 
 5 Maccabi Rishon 5-6 
 6 Oradea 5-7 
 7 Avtodor 4-7 
 8 Khimik 3-9 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 9-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 8-4 
 3 Neptunas 8-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-5 
 5 PAOK 6-6 
 6 Usak 4-8 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 3-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-9 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 9-2 
 2 Scandone AV 8-3 
 3 Strasbourg 7-4 
 4 Juventus 7-4 
 5 Oostende 4-7 
 6 Cibona 4-7 
 7 Mega Leks 3-8 
 8 Mornar Bar 2-9 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 9-2 
 2 Partizan 8-4 
 3 Ludwigsburg 8-4 
 4 AEK Athens 7-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 5-6 
 6 Stelmet ZG 4-7 
 7 Spirou 4-8 
 8 Szolnok 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

A

Jan. 10: Helios - Ironi Nahariya 60-69
Jan. 11: Aris - CEZ Nymburk
Jan. 11: Fraport SKY - Bakken
Jan. 11: Monaco - Banvit BK

B

Jan. 10: Umana VE - Kataja Basket 78-68
Jan. 10: Khimik - Oradea 78-49
Jan. 11: Le Mans - Pinar Karsiyaka
Jan. 11: Avtodor - Maccabi Rishon

C

Jan. 10: PAOK - Neptunas 82-73
Jan. 10: Ventspils - ASVEL 77-72
Jan. 10: Rosa Radom - Openjobmetis V. 61-74
Jan. 10: EWE Baskets - Usak 106-77

D

Jan. 11: Cibona - Juventus
Jan. 11: Scandone AV - Mornar Bar
Jan. 11: Mega Leks - Strasbourg
Jan. 11: Iberostar Tener. - Oostende

E

Jan. 10: AEK Athens - Ludwigsburg 82-72
Jan. 10: Spirou - Partizan 63-65
Jan. 11: Szolnok - Stelmet ZG
Jan. 11: Besiktas - Banco di Srd



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  BELGIUM  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Clark, Antwerp20.3 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven17.8 
 3. Simpson, Liege17.5 
 4. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 5. Ware, Antwerp16.0 
 6. Tofi, Aalstar15.5 
 7. Samhan, Leuven15.4 
 8. Tuttle, Limburg .14.7 
 9. Katic, Oostende14.6 
 10. Dowe, Brussels14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.5 
 2. Ware, Antwerp7.4 
 3. Samhan, Leuven7.0 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .6.6 
 5. Fields, Liege6.5 
 6. Dowe, Brussels6.4 
 7. Amis, Aalstar6.4 
 8. Mann, Mons-Hainaut6.2 
 9. Simmons, Brussels5.9 
 10. Ubel, Brussels5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Codi MILLER-MCINTYRE
  Leuven
  (190-G-94)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Miller-M., Leuven5.4 
 2. Channels, Kango.5.4 
 3. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.7 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.6 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.3 
 7. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 8. Simpson, Liege4.0 
 9. Clark, Antwerp3.9 
 10. Tuttle, Limburg .3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.8 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.8 
 4. Billbury, Leuven1.7 
 5. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 6. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 7. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 8. Djordjevic, Ooste.1.3 
 9. Marnegrave, Spirou1.3 
 10. Gugino, Liege1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.6 
 3. Bako, Leuven1.2 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Fields, Liege0.9 
 6. Blair, Aalstar0.9 
 7. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 8. Boukichou, Oostende0.8 
 9. Simmons, Brussels0.7 
 10. Ware, Antwerp0.6 


Belgian Euromillions League round 14 best performance: Codi Miller-McIntyre - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Codi Miller-McIntyre (190-G-94) had a great game in the last round for Leuven, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 22-year old player was the main contributor (19 points, four rebounds and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Mons-Hainaut (#7, 7-7) 82-79. Leuven is placed at 9th position in Belgian Euromillions League. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 10 games and recorded just four victories. In the team's last game Miller-McIntyre had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Leuven's top player in his first season with the team. Codi Miller-McIntyre averages this season 17.8ppg and 5.4apg.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American Vernon Taylor (192-G-87) of Aalstar. Taylor had a very good evening with 28 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Aalstar lost that game 83-90 to the lower-ranked Limburg United (#10, 4-10). Aalstar managed to keep the same 3rd spot in the standings. His team's 8-7 record is not bad at all. Taylor is a newcomer at Aalstar, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international guard Lionel Bosco (175-PG-81, agency: Court Side) of Mons-Hainaut (#7). Bosco scored 22 points and passed seven assists. Despite Bosco's great performance Mons-Hainaut lost 79-82 to slightly lower-ranked Leuven (#9, 4-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Mons-Hainaut needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 7 lost games. Bosco has a great season in Belgium. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 4.6apg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Spirou - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Seth Tuttle (203-F-92) of Limburg United - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Mike Smith (198-G-87) of Antwerp - 23 points and 2 assists
7. Jason Clark (188-G-90) of Antwerp - 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Guy Muya (193-PG-83) of Brussels - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Hans Vanwijn (205-PF-95) of Limburg United - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Kevin Tumba (205-C/F-91) of Spirou - 8 points and 11 rebounds

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



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  BOSNIA  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.22.3 
 2. Hasandic, Sloboda .18.4 
 3. Negovanovic, Gradj.17.7 
 4. Vukovic, Mladost17.4 
 5. Svilar, Kakanj16.0 
 6. Stanojevic, Mlado.15.4 
 7. Palavra, Kakanj15.0 
 8. Demic, Zrinjski HT15.0 
 9. Djumic, Sloboda Tuzla14.9 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Tomic, Kakanj11.9 
 2. Stanojevic, Mlado.8.1 
 3. Kadic, Bosnjak7.7 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.0 
 5. Djugum, Siroki P.6.7 
 6. Marojevic, Gradj.6.6 
 7. Markovic, Gradj.6.6 
 8. Demic, Zrinjski HT6.5 
 9. Djurasovic, Leotar6.5 
 10. Karacic, Siroki P.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.8.1 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.6.8 
 3. Svilar, Kakanj4.6 
 4. Zahiragic, Spars S.4.2 
 5. Aleksic, Mladost4.1 
 6. Princ, Zrinjski HT4.0 
 7. Rikalo, Sloboda Tuzla4.0 
 8. Luzajic, Leotar3.8 
 9. Vukovic, Mladost3.7 
 10. Hagins, Bosna-Royal3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.3.1 
 2. Brown, Sloboda .2.0 
 3. Zahiragic, Spars S.1.9 
 4. Samadan, Zrinjski.1.9 
 5. Hagins, Bosna-Royal1.8 
 6. Bocka, Gradjanski1.6 
 7. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.5 
 8. Markovic, Gradj.1.4 
 9. Rikalo, Sloboda Tuzla1.4 
 10. Zovko, Zrinjski HT1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alin DEMIC
  Zrinjski HT
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Demic, Zrinjski HT1.2 
 2. Karacic, Siroki P.1.0 
 3. Brummitt, Zrinjski.1.0 
 4. Tomic, Kakanj0.9 
 5. Djumic, Sloboda Tuzla0.9 
 6. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 7. Latifagic, Sloboda .0.9 
 8. Radmilovic, Leotar0.7 
 9. Djugum, Siroki P.0.7 
 10. Pelkic, Leotar0.6 



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Flamengo 9-1 
 2. Brasilia 9-3 
 3. Vitoria 7-4 
 4. Paulistano 7-5 
 5. Pinheiros 7-5 
 6. Bauru 7-6 
 7. Campo Mourao 7-6 
 8. Franca 7-6 
 9. Minas 6-7 
 10. Mogi 5-5 
 11. Vasco Da G. 5-6 
 12. B.Cearense 5-7 
 13. L.Sorocaba 4-8 
 14. Macae 2-9 
 15. Caxias do Sul 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 10: Mogi - Bauru 89-66
Jan. 10: Minas - Macae 86-78
Jan. 10: Campo Mourao - Franca 81-83
Jan. 11: Caxias do Sul - Pinheiros
Jan. 11: B.Cearense - Paulistano
Jan. 11: Vitoria - L.Sorocaba


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.22.1 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo21.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru20.6 
 4. Machado, Flamengo20.2 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros20.0 
 6. Mariano, Brasilia19.2 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi17.9 
 8. Anthony, Macae17.7 
 9. Jackson, Vasco D.17.6 
 10. Curnell, Mogi17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.9 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.3 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.9 
 4. Mariano, Brasilia7.6 
 5. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.2 
 6. Bernardi, Caxias d.7.1 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.1 
 8. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.1 
 9. Toledo, B.Cearense7.1 
 10. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.0 
Assists Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Garcia, Bauru8.5 
 2. de Assis, Brasilia6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.9 
 4. Borges, Franca5.8 
 5. Rodgers, Minas5.4 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.5.4 
 7. Taylor, Mogi5.3 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.2 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.2 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Marcus Vinicius TOLEDO
  B.Cearense
  (201-F-86)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Toledo, B.Cearense2.2 
 2. Curnell, Mogi2.0 
 3. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 4. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 5. de Oliveira, Mogi1.8 
 6. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.8 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 8. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.1.7 
 9. Borges, Franca1.7 
 10. Hure, Paulistano1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.2 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros1.0 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.8 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 5. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.8 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 7. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 8. Hayes, Vitoria0.7 
 9. Giovannoni, Brasilia0.6 
 10. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 



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  BULGARIA  


Jordan Semple claims Bulgarian NBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

French-American Jordan Semple (201-F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Akademik PL and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 24-year old forward had a double-double of 18 points and eighteen rebounds, while his team edged out Cherno More (#7, 4-8) 90-89. Akademik PL maintains the 3rd position in Bulgarian NBL. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Akademik PL will need more victories to improve their 7-4 record. Semple turned to be Akademik PL's top player in his first season with the team. Cal State - Chico graduate has very impressive stats this year. Semple is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.5ppg and leads league in rebounds with 11.9rpg. Semple is in league's top in and averages solid 1.5bpg and 68.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American forward D.J. Shelton (208-F-91) of Rilski. Shelton impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds. Of course Rilski cruised to a 102-90 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Yambol (#8, 3-8). Rilski's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 6-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Shelton is one of the most experienced players at Rilski and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Ventsislav Petkov (188-G-91, agency: Interperformances) of Yambol (#8). Petkov scored 25 points and passed ten assists (!!!). Despite Petkov's great performance Yambol lost 90-102 to the higher-ranked Rilski (#5, 6-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Yambol can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Petkov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Petkov has individually a great season in Bulgaria. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (5th best). He also has FGP: 54.9% and 3PT: 40.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Mrdan Markovic (83) of Cherno More - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Deyan Karamfilov (180-PG-94) of Cherno More - 15 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Kiril Raykov (192-G-87) of Levski - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Evan Bruinsma (202-F-92) of Rilski - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Nikola Djuric (201-C/F-91) of Cherno More - 14 points and 8 rebounds
10. Stanislav Tsonkov (192-G-91) of Cherno More - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  CAMEROON  


Kenny Kadji selected the top Cameroonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kenny Kadji
Kenny Kadji
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-88, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Turkey). Kadji led Trabzonspor to a victory against the league outsider TED Kolejliler (0-14) 87-75 in the Turkish BSL on Saturday night. He scored 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (5-9) is placed 12th in the BSL. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. It's Kadji's first season with the team. Kadji has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.4bpg, 2FGP: 61.0%(72-118), 3FGP: 23.5% and FT: 72.7% in 14 games he played so far. He played for the Cameroonian senior national team two years ago.

Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Luc Mbah a Moute (200-86, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). Mbah a Moute contributed to a Los Angeles Clippers' victory against the Phoenix Suns (12-26) 109-98 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He scored 13 points. The Los Angeles Clippers have a solid 26-14 record this season. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This season Mbah a Moute averages: 6.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 52.0% and FT: 68.5%. He played for the Cameroonian national team in 2015.

Harding NaNa
Harding NaNa
   #3. The Cameroonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware, currently plays in Denmark). NaNa helped Svendborg edge the league leader Horsens IC (13-2) 69-68 in the Danish Ligaen on Thursday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds. NaNa also added 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Svendborg Rabbits (10-7) is placed third in the Ligaen. This season NaNa has relatively solid stats: 12.0ppg, 7.7rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 46.1%, 3FGP: 27.5% and FT: 59.4%. He played for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Jeremy Nzeulie
Jeremy Nzeulie
   #4. Shooting guard Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) managed to help ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in a victory against the closely-ranked Gaziantep (2-1) 102-83 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Wednesday night's game. Nzeulie scored only 4 points and added 4 assists in 21 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group K. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (3-0) is placed first. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. There are only three games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Nzeulie's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.3apg in nine games. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. Nzeulie used to play for the Cameroonian national team back in 2015.

Landry Nnoko
Landry Nnoko
   #5. Former international center Landry Nnoko (208-94, college: Clemson, currently plays in Italy) helped VL Pesaro edge the fifth-ranked Betaland Cdo (8-7) 70-68 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Consultinvest VL Pesaro (5-10) is placed 14th in the Serie A. Nnoko's total stats this season are: 4.9ppg and 6.7rpg. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Arnaud-William Adala Moto
Arnaud-William Adala Moto
   #6. Forward Arnaud-William Adala Moto (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the Towson (0-1) in their last game. Despite Adala Moto's very good performance the Towson lost 57-62 at home to the College of Charleston. He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. Adala Moto has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.3apg in 17 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Cameroonian senior team two years ago.

Arsene Towa
Arsene Towa
   #7. Former international forward Arsene Towa (191-81, currently plays in Finland) helped Jarvenpaa win their game against the ninth-ranked Pyrinto II (4-10) 79-61 in the Finnish 1st Division (second division) in Sunday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 16 rebounds. Towa also added 4 assists and 2 blocks in 31 minutes. Jarvenpaan Koripalloseura (6-7) is placed sixth in Division A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Towa's stats this year are: 12.0ppg, 9.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.8spg in 13 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Joel Embiid (213-C-94, college: Kansas, currently plays in NBA) led Philadelphia 76ers to a 2-point victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26) 93-91 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Embiid scored 25 points, had 8 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 2 blocks in 30 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. The Philadelphia 76ers have not so impressive 10-25 record this season. Embiid has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.0apg and 2.3bpg in 25 games he played so far.

   #2. Paul Biligha (200-C-90, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) led Vanoli Cremona to a surprising victory over the fourth-ranked Grissin Bon RE (9-6) 83-66 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Biligha was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points and blocked 3 blocks. Vanoli Cremona (4-11) closes the standings in the Serie A. Biligha has relatively good stats this season: 11.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.6bpg. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and Italian. Despite Biligha's Cameroonian passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cameroonian team.

   #3. Experienced Danny Gibson (177-PG-84, college: S.Indiana, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) led his Bulgarian team Lukoil Academic Sofia to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Groningen (1-2) crushing them 88-62 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. Gibson scored 14 points in 34 minutes. Lukoil Academic Sofia (2-1) is placed second in group P. There are only three games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Gibson has relatively solid stats: 14.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.6apg in nine games. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and American.

   #4. Roland Nyama (198-G/F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Stony Brook to a victory against the University at Albany 72-70 in the NCAA in Sunday night's game. Nyama scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The State University of New York,Stony Brook has conference record this season. Nyama is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Stony Brook's roster. His total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.6apg. Nyama has both German and Cameroonian nationalities. Despite his Cameroonian passport, Nyama previously played for the German U16 national team and probably cannot be called to the Cameroonian team.

   #5. Pascal Siakam (206-F-94, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Toronto Raptors (24-13) to beat the San Antonio Spurs (30-7). Siakam cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 26 minutes. The Toronto Raptors (24-13) were crushed 110-82 on the road by the Spurs. This year Siakam's total stats are: 4.8ppg and 3.6rpg in 35 games.

   #6. Bertrand Nkali (206-F-92, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the Houston in their game against the University of Cincinnati in the NCAA. He scored 6 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and made 4 blocks. His team was defeated 67-58. Nkali's total stats this season are: 1.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5bpg.

   #7. Kevin Chuisseu (203-F-92, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to an Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken's victory against the University of North Georgia 90-82 in the NCAA2 last Monday. Chuisseu scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Chuisseu's total stats this season are: 3.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.4bpg.

   #8. William Tchiengang (203-F-95, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the SE Missouri St. in their game against the Belmont University in the NCAA. He scored 6 points in 17 minutes. His team lost 75-87. This year Tchiengang's total stats are: 1.9ppg and 2.6rpg in 16 games.

   #9. Johan Bitjaa (207-C-93, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Zamorano in their game against Cambados in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). He recorded 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 98-82. Bitjaa's total stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1apg.

   #10. Ralph Temgoua (194-G-87, college: St.Lawrence, currently plays in France) managed to help Quimper UJAP in a victory against the tenth-ranked Union Rennes crushing them 86-60 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. He scored only 4 points in 18 minutes. This year Temgoua's total stats are: 9.7ppg, 2.9rpg and 2.3apg in 16 games. He also holds two passports: Cameroonian and French.



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 7-2 
 2. St.Francis X. 7-3 
 3. Memorial 7-3 
 4. UNB 5-4 
 5. St.Mary's 5-4 
 6. Acadia 4-5 
 7. UPEI 2-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-9 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. TRU 6-6 
 2. Mount Royal 5-5 
 3. UFV 5-5 
 4. UNBC 4-8 
 5. MacEwan 3-9 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-10 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. Alberta 11-1 
 2. UBC 9-1 
 3. Calgary 8-2 
 4. Winnipeg 8-4 
 5. Lethbridge 8-4 
 6. Saskatchewan 6-4 
 7. Regina 6-4 
 8. Manitoba 4-6 
 9. Brandon 4-8 
 10. Victoria 3-7 
 11. TWU 2-13 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 5-3 
 2. McMaster 4-5 
 3. Guelph 3-5 
 4. Lakehead 2-7 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 9-0 
 2. Toronto 7-3 
 3. Queen's 6-2 
 4. York 2-6 
OUA North
 1. Ottawa 7-0 
 2. Carleton 6-0 
 3. Laurentian 4-6 
 4. Nipissing 4-6 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 6-4 
 2. Laurier 5-6 
 3. Algoma 2-7 
 4. Western 2-8 
 5. Waterloo 1-7 
Quebec League
 1. Laval 4-2 
 2. McGill 4-2 
 3. Concordia 3-3 
 4. UQAM 3-3 
 5. Bishop's 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 10: St.Francis X. - Cape Breton 96-80
Jan. 10: Dalhousie - Acadia 84-81
Jan. 11: Western - Windsor
Jan. 11: Laurier - McMaster
Jan. 12: UFV - Calgary
Jan. 13: Toronto - York
Jan. 13: MacEwan - Brandon
Jan. 13: UPEI - Cape Breton
Jan. 13: St.Mary's - Acadia
Jan. 13: Brock - Lakehead
Jan. 13: Ryerson - Queen's
Jan. 13: Laurentian - Ottawa
Jan. 13: Laurier - Guelph
Jan. 13: Nipissing - Carleton
Jan. 13: Algoma - Waterloo
Jan. 13: Bishop's - Laval
Jan. 13: McGill - UQAM
Jan. 13: Manitoba - Regina
Jan. 13: Saskatchewan - Lethbridge
Jan. 13: Winnipeg - TRU
Jan. 13: Victoria - UBC Okanagan
Jan. 13: Mount Royal - UNBC
Jan. 13: UFV - Calgary
Jan. 13: Alberta - UBC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 25.3
 1. Morgan, UBC25.3 
 2. Cooper, Calgary24.3 
 3. Gray, Laurentian23.9 
 4. Johnson, Toronto22.2 
 5. Ramirez, York21.0 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.8 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.8 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster20.2 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.9 
 10. Sentance, Lethb.19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Erik NISSEN
  Acadia
  (208-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Nissen, Acadia11.9 
 2. Dut, UPEI11.3 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 4. Pereira, Waterloo11.0 
 5. Graham, Queen''s10.3 
 6. Dinkins, Lakehead10.0 
 7. Bercy, St.Franc.9.7 
 8. Layton, Mount R.9.5 
 9. Yengue, Laurentian9.3 
 10. Ross, Mount Royal9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Kaza KEANE
  Carleton
  (185-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Keane, Carleton6.4 
 2. Masters, UNB6.4 
 3. Rocca, Windsor5.5 
 4. Dulay, UFV5.4 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie4.9 
 6. Allen, TWU4.9 
 7. Agyeman, UNBC4.8 
 8. Farkic, Western4.8 
 9. Miller, Acadia4.8 
 10. Kapinga, Calgary4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.7 
 2. Small, Ryerson3.3 
 3. Masters, UNB3.0 
 4. Agada, Ottawa3.0 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.8 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.7 
 7. Jenkins, Western2.7 
 8. Anderson, Carleton2.6 
 9. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.6 
 10. Boye, UQAM2.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yassin DEBACHE
  UQAM
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Debache, UQAM2.7 
 2. Osayande, Saskatch.2.6 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.5 
 4. Graham, Queen''s2.4 
 5. Layton, Mount R.2.1 
 6. Paul, Brandon2.0 
 7. Elgadi, Brock1.8 
 8. James, MacEwan1.7 
 9. Yengue, Laurentian1.7 
 10. Voll, Ryerson1.7 


Aaron Doornekamp selected the top Canadian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Aaron Doornekamp
Aaron Doornekamp
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his Spanish team CB Canarias to a 3-point victory over the third-ranked Strasbourg IG (7-4) 75-72 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. Doornekamp was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 29 minutes on the court. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (9-2) is placed first in group D. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Doornekamp averages: 9.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.7apg, 2FGP: 44.8%, 3FGP: 36.0% and FT: 90.5%(19-21) in 11 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch. Former Carleton University starter played for the Canadian senior national team two years ago.

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas, currently plays in NBA). Wiggins could not help the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the Minnesota Timberwolves (12-26) were defeated 112-105 on the road by the Washington Wizards. Wiggins was the top scorer with 41 points. Wiggins has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 21.9ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 46.6%, 3FGP: 34.8% and FT: 72.6%. Wiggins played for the Canadian national team in 2015.

Khem Birch
Khem Birch
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Khem Birch (208-92, college: UNLV, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Greek team Olympiacos to a victory against the sixth-ranked Panathinaikos (9-7) 77-69 in a derby game in the Euroleague on Friday night. Birch recorded 11 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 21 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (11-5) is placed fourth in group A. It's Birch's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 64.2%(52-81) and FT: 61.9% in 16 games. Birch is also a member of the Canadian senior national team.

Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim
   #4. Forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a 2-point Umana Venezia's victory against the eighth-ranked Enel Brindisi (7-8) 108-106 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Ejim's third season in pro basketball. Umana Reyer Venezia (11-4) is placed second in the Serie A. Ejim has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Nigerian. Ejim is also Canadian national team player.

Kyle Landry
Kyle Landry
   #5. Former international power forward Kyle Landry (207-86, college: N.Arizona, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help Zenit (0-1) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the third-placed Zenit (0-1) lost 105-113 in Nizhny Novgorod to the second-ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod in the group G of Eurocup. Landry recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. They ended the series of four consecutive victories. Landry is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Zenit's roster. This season he has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.1apg in nine games. Landry used to play for the Canadian national team four years ago.

Andrew Rautins
Andrew Rautins
   #6. Guard Andrew Rautins (193-86, college: Syracuse, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was not able to secure a victory for Gaziantep (2-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Gaziantep (#2) was badly defeated 102-83 on the opponent's court by the leading Chalon/Saor in the group K of FIBA Europe Cup. Rautins was the second best scorer with 21 points. He also added 4 assists. There are only three games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. Rautins has reliable stats this season: 14.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 4.1apg. He is a naturalized American. Rautins is a former international player as he played for the Canadian senior team four years ago.

Owen Klassen
Owen Klassen
   #7. Former international power forward Owen Klassen (208-91, college: Acadia, currently plays in ABA League) led his Montenegrin team Buducnost to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Krka (5-12) 75-67 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. He was the best player in that game. Klassen had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds in 28 minutes; not bad, considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica (12-5) is placed third in the ABA League. This year Klassen's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.6apg in five games. He used to play for the Canadian national team three years ago.

Aaron Best
Aaron Best
   #8. Guard Aaron Best (193-92, college: Ryerson, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was the main contributor in Juventus' victory against the seventh-ranked Mega Leks (3-8) 85-78 in the Basketball Champions League last Tuesday. Best was the top player that evening. He scored 21 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Juventus-LKSK Utenos (7-4) is placed fourth in group D. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Best has averaged so far 8.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Canadian university national team back in 2015.

Sean Denison
Sean Denison
   #9. Former international center Sean Denison (210-85, agency: 011 Sports, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) couldn't help Oradea (5-6) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Denison's very good performance Oradea (#6) was badly defeated 79-60 at home by the leading Le Mans in the group B of Basketball Champions League. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 13 rebounds. Denison also added 3 assists. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. Denison's stats this season are: 10.9ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 1.3bpg. He used to play for the Canadian national team ten years ago.

Daniel Mullings
Daniel Mullings
   #10. Guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Finland) contributed to a Joensuun Kataja's victory against the closely-ranked BC Nokia (6-4) 79-70 in the Finnish Korisliiga last Saturday. Mullings had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Joensuun Kataja Basket (11-6) is placed third in the Korisliiga. Mullings' stats this year are: 14.1ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.3apg and 2.0spg in 15 games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

   #11. Former international shooting guard Nik Stauskas (198-93, college: Michigan, currently plays in NBA) helped Philadelphia 76ers win their game against the Brooklyn Nets 105-95 in the NBA on Sunday night. Stauskas scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Stauskas averaged so far 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team two years ago.

   #12. International forward Tristan Thompson (206-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA) helped Cleveland Cavaliers win their game against the Brooklyn Nets 116-108 in the NBA in Friday night's game. Thompson scored 10 points, had 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 30 minutes. Thompson averaged so far 7.1ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.2bpg in 36 games. He is also in the roster of the Canadian national team.

   #13. Former international point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) managed to help B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas to win against one of league's weakest teams Nevezis crushing them 89-62 in the Lithuanian LKL last Monday. Pangos scored 5 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Pangos has averaged so far 9.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.9apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former international swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in Belgium) couldn't help Spirou Charleroi (7-7) in their last game. Despite Shepherd's very good performance Spirou Charleroi lost 80-86 in Antwerp to the second-ranked Giants. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Shepherd also added 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 28 minutes. Shepherd averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.9rpg and 1.8apg in 11 games. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2014.

   #15. International point guard Cory Joseph (190-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Toronto Raptors (24-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the Toronto Raptors were defeated 123-118 in Chicago by the Bulls. Joseph recorded 14 points. Joseph averaged so far 8.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.8apg. He is also in the roster of the Canadian national team.

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

   #1. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Philippines) could not help Phoenix (4-4) in their last game. Despite Wright's very good performance Phoenix lost 83-97 on the road to the second-ranked Rain or Shine. He had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 12 rebounds. Wright also added 5 assists and 3 steals in 38 minutes. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Wright has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in seven games he played so far.

   #2. Dejan Kravic (211-F/C-90, college: Texas Tech, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help AGOR (6-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kravic's very good performance AGOR was defeated 86-80 at home by the league outsider Doxa Lefkadas (#14). He was the top scorer with 18 points. Kravic also added 4 rebounds. Kravic averaged so far 11.4ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.3bpg. He has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Canadian.

   #3. Chris Boucher (208-C/F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Oregon to an easy victory against the Washington State University (1-2) 85-66 in the NCAA last Saturday. Boucher scored 29 points (!!!), grabbed 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 25 minutes. The University of Oregon has 2-0 conference record this season. Boucher averaged so far 14.1ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.9bpg in 15 games.

   #4. Meshack Lufile (203-PF, college: Cape Breton, currently plays in Holland) was the major contributor in Leeuwarden's victory against the closely-ranked Amsterdam (6-8) 94-85 in the Dutch Eredivisie on Saturday night. Lufile scored 20 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Aris Leeuwarden (5-9) is placed sixth in the Eredivisie. Lufile averaged so far 11.4ppg and 5.6rpg.

   #5. Experienced Sefton Barrett (196-SF-83, agency: Blacktop Management, college: Cent.Michigan, currently plays in Finland) led BC Nokia to a victory over the league leader Helsinki Seagulls (15-4) 77-69 in the Finnish Korisliiga last Wednesday. He was the top player that evening. Barrett recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BC Nokia (6-4) is placed fourth in the Korisliiga. Barrett averaged so far 12.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.3apg and 1.8spg.

   #6. Tevonn Walker (188-G, currently studies in the States) contributed to Valparaiso's victory against the University of Detroit Mercy 81-74 in the NCAA last Sunday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. Walker also added and 5 steals. Walker averaged so far 12.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg.

   #7. Dylan Ennis (187-G-91, is currently at the American university) is a teammate of previously mentioned Chris Boucher and both played together in the last NCAA game. Ennis contributed to an easy victory against the Washington State University 85-66. He scored 17 points and added 7 passes. Ennis averaged so far 11.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #8. Chris Johnson (196-G/F-88, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Portugal) contributed to a 3-point Illiabum's victory against the closely-ranked Oliveirense 86-83 in the Portuguese LPB last Saturday. Johnson scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 30 minutes. Johnson averaged so far 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.1apg in 14 games.

   #9. Yannick Anzuluni (205-F-87, college: Houghton, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a BC Lulea's victory against the fifth-ranked Sodertalje Kings 78-74 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. He scored 9 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season Anzuluni has very high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 7.4rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg.

   #10. Ali Kanaan (207-C/F-85, college: Mass.-Lowell, currently plays in Lebanon) helped Byblos win their game against the closely-ranked Louaize 83-71 in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL on Saturday night. Kanaan scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 26 minutes. Kanaan has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 6.3rpg in six games. He has both Canadian and Lebanese nationalities.



Vasas add Wright to their roster - by Winter Gabor

Vasas Akademia Budapest (A Division) added to their roster 30-year old Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-111kg-87, college: Oklahoma). He supposed to play at Szolnoki Olajbanyasz (A Division), but left. In 9 games he had 6.1ppg and 5.7rpg this season. Wright also played 10 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 5.6ppg and 4.0rpg. The last season he played at Falco. In 33 A Division games he averaged 13.2ppg and 7.9rpg. Wright also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 11.5ppg, 8.2rpg and 1.7apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team was regular season runner-up in Big 12 in 2009. Wright was also voted Asia-basket.com All-Taiwanese SBL 1st Team back in 2012.
He is quite experienced player. Wright's career allowed him to visit four different continents, while he played in ten different countries. Wright tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in China (Sichuan Blue Whales), Finland (Namika Lahti), Mexico (Soles), Poland (Anwil), Turkey (Gelisim and Orman Genclik), Ukraine (Cherkasy), Venezuela (Trotamundos), Taiwan (Taiwan Mobile), South Korea (Sonic Boom KT) and Dominican Republic (Indios de San Francisco).
Wright attended University of Oklahoma until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
On Wright: Explosive dunker that does some things above the rim that really electrifies the crowd.. A phenomenal athlete who can score with his back to the basket or faced up. Advanced to the NCAA Final 4 (2) Consecutive years in a row while at UCLA before transferring to Oklahoma. Exceptional timing for shot blocking and hits the glass for rebounds hard. Shows leadership quality while setting the example in the classroom with Pac-10 & Big 12 All-Academic Team Honors.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Romain Sato selected the top Central African playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Romain Sato
Romain Sato
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Romain Sato (195-81, college: Xavier, currently plays in EuroCup). He led his Spanish team Valencia Basket to a 3-point victory against the fourth-ranked Cedevita (0-1) 89-86 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Sato recorded 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes on the court. Valencia Basket (1-0) is placed second in group H. It's Sato's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 6.9ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 62.5%(15-24), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 72.7% in nine games he played so far. Sato played for the Central African senior national team four years ago.

James Mays
James Mays
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson, currently plays in South Korea). He led LG Sakers to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Mobis Phoebus (14-14) 76-73 in the South Korean KBL last Thursday. Mays was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 38 points and getting 15 rebounds. Mays also added 5 assists and 3 steals. Changwon LG Sakers (11-16) are placed seventh in the KBL. Mays has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.7ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.7apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 53.6%, 3FGP: 26.6% and FT: 58.9%. Mays is a naturalized American. He played for the Central African national team in 2013. Strangely Mays has never played in Central Africa.

Jimmy Djimrabaye
Jimmy Djimrabaye
   #3. The Central African player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jimmy Djimrabaye (202-92, currently plays in France). He managed to help BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral in a victory against the closely-ranked JSF Nanterre (10-5) 91-81 in the French ProA on Saturday night. Djimrabaye recorded 5 points in 7 minutes. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (8-7) is placed sixth in the ProA. It's Djimrabaye's first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 2.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 2FGP: 66.7% in eight games. Djimrabaye played for the Central African national team two years ago.

Destin Damachoua
Destin Damachoua
   #4. Guard Destin Damachoua (184-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in France). He could not help Lorient (7-10) to beat Gries/Oberhoffen (6-11). Damachoua scored 5 points. Lorient was edged 84-83 on the road by the lower-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (#16). Damachoua has relatively good stats this season: 10.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.7spg. He has a dual citizenship: Central African and French. Damachoua used to play for the Central African national team back in 2015.

Other top Central African players, who play abroad:

Max Kouguere (198-SF-87) plays for Olympique Antibes in French ProA
Maxime Zianveni (198-F/C-79) plays for Boulazac Basket in French ProB
Patrick O'Bryant (213-C-86) plays for Taiwan Beer in Taiwanese SBL
Johan Grebongo (204-F/C-94) plays for Pfastatt in French NM2
Maixant Mombollet (203-F/C-81) plays for Tourcoing in French NM2
Yannick Zachee (192-F-86) plays for Oullins in French NM2
Guy Joseph Kodjo-Sitchi (191-F-85) plays for Prisse Macon in French NM2
Clarence Juillet (198-C-83) plays for Brissac-Aubance in French NM2
Michael Mokongo (180-PG-86) plays for Vitre in French NM1
Jonathan Alalengbi (192-F-92) plays for Toulouse in French NM2
Martial Gotagni (190-G/F-79) plays for Chateauroux in French NM2

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



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Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 29.8
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.29.8 
 2. Taylor, Las Animas27.5 
 3. Dickson, CDU C.27.1 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.8 
 5. Robinson, Osorno23.1 
 6. Larry, AB Ancud21.3 
 7. McCombs, CDE T.20.9 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud20.7 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.4 
 10. Harrison, CDU C.20.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.9 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.6 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.7 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro11.7 
 6. Taylor, Las Animas11.5 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.11.4 
 8. Abeiro, Tinguiri.11.4 
 9. Bowdry, Los Leones10.9 
 10. Lee, CD Castro10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.10.1 
 2. Morales, Las A.5.9 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.7 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.9 
 6. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.1 
 7. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 8. Hammonds, Puente A.3.6 
 9. Scott, CDU C.3.6 
 10. Sepulveda, CDE T.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.6 
 2. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.9 
 3. Carrasco, CD Valdi.1.9 
 4. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 5. Dickson, CDU C.1.8 
 6. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.7 
 7. Phillips, Puerto M.1.7 
 8. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 9. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 10. Thomas, CD Castro1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Lee, CD Castro1.4 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 5. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 6. Harrison, CDU C.1.0 
 7. Centeno, AB Ancud0.8 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Diaz, Puente Alto0.7 


Liga Nacional Round 31: Deportivo Valdivia defeats Osorno Basquetbol in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 31 in the Liga Nacional took place in Valdivia. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Osorno Basquetbol (22-10) to fifth ranked Deportivo Valdivia (18-12) 79-76 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osorno Basquetbol. 25 personal fouls committed by Osorno Basquetbol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. International Fernando Schuler (190-91) helped adding 7 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side international forward Juan Fontena (196-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds. Deportivo Valdivia maintains fifth place with 18-12 record. Osorno Basquetbol at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost.
Seventh-ranked Puerto Montt (14-16) gave a tough game to fourth ranked AB Ancud (19-13). AB Ancud managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Puerto Montt. It was an exceptional evening for Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) who led the winners and scored 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. Renato Vera accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds. AB Ancud's coach Ivan Gallardo allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American power forward Mike Phillips (201-90, college: Howard) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds for Puerto Montt in the defeat. AB Ancud maintains fourth place with 19-13 record. Puerto Montt at the other side keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost.
Liga Nacional top team - Los Leones (24-8) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Universidad Catolica (6-26) in Santiago 90-84. Brandon Bowdry fired a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. John Dickson produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Universidad Catolica's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Los Leones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 24-8 record. Universidad Catolica lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 26 lost games.
Ninth ranked CD Castro (14-18) crushed at home 8th ranked Las Animas (14-18) by 32 points 83-51, which is the biggest margin this round. Worth to mention a great performance of Rodrigo Madera who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. CD Castro's coach M De La Fuente felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. CD Castro moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Las Animas. Las Animas lost fifth consecutive game.

In the last two games of round 31 Puente Alto lost to CDE Talca on the opponent's court 70-83. CDU Concepcion managed to outperform Tinguiririca S.F. in a home game 80-75.


CD Castro - Las Animas 83-51

Ninth ranked CD Castro (14-18) crushed at home 8th ranked Las Animas (14-18) by 32 points 83-51, which is the biggest margin this round. CD Castro outrebounded Las Animas 52-23 including a 41-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. CD Castro brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international center Rodrigo Madera (208-90) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points, 15 rebounds and 4 blocks. American forward Tyrone Lee (204-90, college: Grand Valley St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four CD Castro players scored in double figures. CD Castro's coach M De La Fuente felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Matias Sepulveda (-96) answered with 14 points and 4 steals and Francisco Figueroa added 12 points in the effort for Las Animas. CD Castro moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Las Animas. Las Animas lost fifth consecutive game.
Top scorers:
CD Castro: R.Madera 20+15reb+1ast, T.Lee 15+11reb+4ast, J.Coronado 13+6reb+2ast, T.Thomas 10+10reb+5ast, C.Tejer 8+1reb+1ast, D.Arcos 8+3reb+3ast
Las Animas: M.Sepulveda 14+2reb+2ast, F.Figueroa 12+4reb, D.Cheek 7+3reb, J.Del Solar 4+3reb, D.Low 4+1ast, M.Perez 4+4reb
gschID: 523290


AB Ancud - Puerto Montt 73-70

Seventh-ranked Puerto Montt (14-16) gave a tough game to fourth ranked AB Ancud (19-13). AB Ancud managed to secure only three-point victory 73-70. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Puerto Montt. It was an exceptional evening for Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) who led the winners and scored 33 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds. The former international power forward Renato Vera (199-87) accounted for 12 points and 5 rebounds for the winning side. AB Ancud's coach Ivan Gallardo allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American power forward Mike Phillips (201-90, college: Howard) came up with 22 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Louis Munks (190-90, college: Prairie View A&M) added 14 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Puerto Montt in the defeat. AB Ancud maintains fourth place with 19-13 record. Puerto Montt at the other side keeps the seventh position with 16 games lost.
Top scorers:
AB Ancud: F.Centeno 33+9reb+1ast, R.Vera 12+5reb+1ast, R.Larry 8+8reb+1ast, S.Figueroa 6+5reb+3ast, C.Naranjo 5+1reb+2ast, R.Armijo 4+2reb
Puerto Montt: M.Phillips 22+6reb+2ast, L.Munks 14+9reb+3ast, I.Navarrete 8+6reb+2ast, J.Holt 6+3reb+1ast, J.Valencia 6+7reb+4ast, F.Jara 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 523289


CDU Catolica - Los Leones 84-90

Liga Nacional top team - Los Leones (24-8) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat twelfth ranked Universidad Catolica (6-26) in Santiago 90-84. Los Leones made 35-of-43 free shots (81.4 percent) during the game, while Universidad Catolica only scored seventeen points from the stripe. American swingman Brandon Bowdry (200-88, college: E.Michigan, agency: Inception Sports) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The former international point guard Evandro Arteaga (178-83) chipped in 18 points and 5 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws). American forward John Dickson (198-90, college: Sacramento St.) produced a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds and the other American import power forward Brandon Crawford (201-84, college: Albion) added 19 points and 14 rebounds respectively for lost side. Universidad Catolica's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Los Leones have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 24-8 record. Universidad Catolica lost fifth consecutive game. They stay dead last with 26 lost games.
Top scorers:
Los Leones: B.Bowdry 27+10reb+4ast, E.Arteaga 18+5reb, D.Jones 13+5reb+5ast, T.Alvarez 8+5reb+2ast, H.Gomez 7+3reb, I.Carrion 6+1reb+2ast
CDU Catolica: J.Dickson 28+12reb+2ast, B.Crawford 19+14reb+1ast, P.Pinto 19+5reb+2ast, C.Diaz 6+5reb+1ast, C.Soto 5, J.Ignacio Collao 4+3ast
gschID: 523288


CD Valdivia - Osorno 79-76

The most exciting game of round 31 in the Liga Nacional took place in Valdivia. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of much higher ranked Osorno Basquetbol (22-10) to fifth ranked Deportivo Valdivia (18-12) 79-76 on Sunday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osorno Basquetbol. 25 personal fouls committed by Osorno Basquetbol helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American Durrell Summers (193-89, college: Michigan St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds. International Fernando Schuler (190-91) helped adding 7 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side international forward Juan Fontena (196-87) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 18 rebounds and American forward Brandon Robinson (198-89, college: Clayton St.) scored 25 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Deportivo Valdivia maintains fifth place with 18-12 record. Osorno Basquetbol at the other side keeps the second position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
CD Valdivia: D.Summers 21+11reb+2ast, C.Rosenberg 15+2reb+3ast, D.Gonzalez 12+2reb+1ast, G.Isla 11+9reb, F.Schuler 7+9reb+6ast, C.Altaner 6+4reb+1ast
Osorno: B.Robinson 25+2reb+1ast, J.Fontena 14+18reb+2ast, M.Schenoni 13+2reb+2ast, R.Munoz 10+2reb+3ast, F.Ibarra 8+5reb+4ast, N.Mendez 2+5reb+2ast
gschID: 523287


CDE Talca - Puente Alto 83-70

Very expected game when 10th ranked Puente Alto (11-21) was defeated on the road by sixth ranked Espanol de Talca (17-13) 83-70. Espanol de Talca dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Puente Alto's 32. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Dwight McCombs (203-89, college: Cent.Florida) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 28 points and 14 rebounds. The former international guard Eduardo Sepulveda (186-86) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists for the winners. Four Espanol de Talca players scored in double figures. Venezuelan guard Jovanni Diaz (195-92) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and Venezuelan forward Lenin Lopez (198-91) added 5 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Puente Alto. Puente Alto's coach Claudio Lavin tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Espanol de Talca maintains sixth place with 17-13 record. Puente Alto at the other side keeps the tenth position with 21 games lost.
Top scorers:
CDE Talca: D.McCombs 28+14reb, D.Jones 19+5reb+1ast, E.Sepulveda 13+6reb+13ast, P.Barraza 13+3reb+3ast, V.Guaico 6+1reb+5ast, T.Pavez 3+6reb+1ast
Puente Alto: J.Diaz 16+7reb, F.Pena 12+2ast, D.Valenzuela 12+1reb+1ast, A.Pinedo 7+4reb+1ast, J.Luis Campos 6+2reb, S.Silva 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 523286


CDU Concepcion - Tinguiririca S.F. 80-75

Very predictable result when third ranked Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) defeated at home 11th ranked Tinguiririca S.F. (9-23) 80-75. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Universidad de Concepcion outrebounded Tinguiririca S.F. 53-29 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for Jamaican-American guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Carlos Lauler (185-96) contributed with 11 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Scott is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Argentinian power forward Juan Luis Abeiro (196-88) answered with 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Matias Moraga (194-89) added 12 points in the effort for Tinguiririca S.F.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Universidad de Concepcion maintains third place with 20-10 record having six points less than leader Los Leones. Tinguiririca S.F. at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 23 games lost.
Top scorers:
CDU Concepcion: A.Scott 17+9reb+7ast, M.Cisternas 16+7reb, D.Silva 15+6reb+1ast, C.Lauler 11+8reb+6ast, P.Briones 7+7reb, L.Tognon 7+11reb
Tinguiririca S.F.: J.Luis Abeiro 23+7reb+4ast, M.Moraga 12+3reb+3ast, M.Ernst 10+4reb+2ast, J.Juan Bravo 10+6reb+1ast, P.Montecinos 6+2reb, P.Saez 6+1reb
gschID: 523285





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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 21-4 
 2. Guangdong ST 21-4 
 3. Xinjiang FT 20-5 
 4. Liaoning H. 19-6 
 5. Guangsha L. 18-7 
 6. Shenzhen L. 18-8 
 7. Shandong FB 15-10 
 8. Beijing D. 14-11 
 9. Sichuan BW 13-12 
 10. Shanxi Zh. 12-13 
 11. Jiangsu D. 12-13 
 12. Qingdao E. 11-13 
 13. Jilin NE T. 11-14 
 14. TianJin S. 11-14 
 15. Zhejiang CB 8-17 
 16. Fujian QB 7-19 
 17. North Control B. 5-19 
 18. Jiangsu TX 5-20 
 19. Bayi R. 5-20 
 20. Guangzhou 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 10: Shenzhen L. - Fujian QB 129-109
Jan. 11: Bayi R. - Jiangsu TX
Jan. 11: Shandong FB - Zhejiang CB
Jan. 11: Qingdao E. - Jiangsu D.
Jan. 11: TianJin S. - Guangsha L.
Jan. 11: Xinjiang FT - Guangzhou
Jan. 11: Liaoning H. - Shanxi Zh.
Jan. 11: Sichuan BW - Guangdong ST
Jan. 11: North Control B. - Beijing D.
Jan. 11: Shanghai S. - Jilin NE T.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 38.4
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.38.4 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.37.4 
 3. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.36.2 
 4. McCollum, North C.36.0 
 5. Cunningham, Jiang.33.7 
 6. Adams, Xinjiang FT33.2 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.33.2 
 8. Brown, Jilin NE T.32.0 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.29.9 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 17.1
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.17.1 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.6 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.8 
 4. Blair, Jiangsu TX13.6 
 5. Hickson, Fujian QB13.5 
 6. Batista, North C.13.3 
 7. Sakakini, TianJ.13.0 
 8. Han, Liaoning H.12.7 
 9. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.11.9 
 10. Lampe, Shenzhen L.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.9 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.3 
 3. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.1 
 4. Jeter, TianJin S.6.9 
 5. Warren, Zhejiang.6.8 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.5 
 7. Brown, Zhejiang CB6.3 
 8. Jones, Qingdao E.5.9 
 9. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.4 
 2. Sui, Shandong FB2.7 
 3. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.7 
 4. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.5 
 5. Adams, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 6. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.2 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 8. Fortson, Guangsha.2.2 
 9. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.2 
 10. McCollum, North C.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.8 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.4 
 3. Huang, Sichuan BW2.2 
 4. Sun, Beijing D.1.9 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 7. Yi, Guangdong ST1.7 
 8. Haddadi, Sichu.1.7 
 9. Xu, Bayi R.1.6 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 



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  COLOMBIA  


Hanner Mosquera-Perea selected the top Colombian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Hanner Mosquera-Perea
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (206-93, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led E.Tenn.St. to an easy victory against the The Citadel (0-2) crushing them 115-71 in the NCAA last Thursday. Mosquera-Perea scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The East Tennessee State University has 1-0 conference record this season. This year Mosquera-Perea averages: 9.1ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 61.6%(53-86) and FT: 51.3%. He is currently a member of the Colombian senior national team.

Braian Angola-Rodas
Braian Angola-Rodas
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Braian Angola-Rodas (198, currently studies in the States). Angola-Rodas managed to help Florida State University in a victory against the Virginia Tech 93-78 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He scored only 3 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 12 minutes. The Florida State University has 2-0 conference record this season. It's Angola-Rodas' first year with the team. This year Angola-Rodas' overall stats are: 4.6ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 73.3% in 16 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Colombian senior national team.

Thomas Diaz
Thomas Diaz
   #3. The Colombian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Thomas Diaz (193-93, currently plays in NCAA2). Diaz contributed to a Texas A&M University - Kingsville's victory against the Tarleton State University (3-0) 76-71 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points. The Texas A&M University - Kingsville has 0-2 record this season. Diaz has been at the team for five years. Diaz's total stats this year are: 3.6ppg, 2.0rpg, 2FGP: 57.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 75.0%. He is also a member of the Colombian senior national team.

Hansel Atencia
Hansel Atencia
   #4. Guard Hansel Atencia (180-97, currently plays in NAIA). Atencia could not help the The Master's College, CA (0-1) to beat the Hope International University (0-1). He recorded 9 points and added 3 assists in 26 minutes. But the The Master's College, CA was crushed 88-56 on the road by the Hope International University. Atencia has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.0rpg, 3.6apg and 1.6spg in eight games. He has a dual citizenship: Spanish and Colombian. Atencia is also Colombian national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81, currently plays in Mexico) managed to help Fuerza Regia Monterrey in a victory against the sixth-ranked Santos (10-16) 98-79 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Friday night's game. He recorded only 4 points and added 4 assists in 12 minutes. Fuerza Regia Monterrey (25-1) is placed first in the LNBP. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Cortes averages: 4.1ppg and 1.5apg in 11 games he played so far.

Other top Colombian players, who play abroad:

Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86) plays for Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB
Oscar Ferro Ocampo (180-G-87) plays for Trelleborg in Swedish Basketettan



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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Jolly JBS 11-1 
 2. GKK Sibenik 10-3 
 3. KK Split 9-2 
 4. Cedevita 9-3 
 5. Cibona 8-4 
 6. Vrij.Osijek 8-5 
 7. KK Zagreb 8-5 
 8. Zadar 7-5 
 9. Alkar Sinj 4-8 
 10. Zabok 3-8 
 11. Skrljevo 3-10 
 12. Gorica 2-10 
 13. H.Analitica 2-11 
 14. Kvarner 2010 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 5: KK Split - Cibona 82-75
Jan. 5: Kvarner 2010 - Gorica 73-77
Jan. 10: KK Zagreb - Cibona 70-90
Jan. 21: Zadar - Kvarner 2010
Jan. 21: Skrljevo - KK Zagreb
Jan. 21: Gorica - Jolly JBS
Jan. 21: Vrij.Osijek - Zabok
Jan. 21: H.Analitica - Cibona
Jan. 21: KK Split - Cedevita
Jan. 21: GKK Sibenik - Alkar Sinj
Jan. 17: KK Split - Jolly JBS
Jan. 14: Zabok - KK Split


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.5 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.6 
 5. Konjevic, Skrljevo18.5 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.2 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar16.2 
 10. Halilovic, GKK S.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb8.1 
 2. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek8.1 
 3. Arapovic, Cedevita7.4 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.3 
 5. Mazalin, Zadar7.3 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.3 
 8. Marinkovic, Zadar6.1 
 9. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.0 
 10. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS7.1 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.0 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.5 
 8. Petani, GKK Sibenik4.9 
 9. Johnson, Cibona4.8 
 10. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.0 
 5. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar1.6 
 9. Sirko, KK Split1.6 
 10. Markulin, Jolly J.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan RAMLJAK
  KK Zagreb
  (203-SF-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Ramljak, KK Zagreb2.0 
 2. Halilovic, GKK S.1.6 
 3. Bundovic, Cedevita1.4 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Zrnic, Zabok1.0 
 7. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 8. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.0.8 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.8 
 10. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.7 


Krunoslav Simon selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Krunoslav Simon
Krunoslav Simon
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85, currently plays in Italy). He led Armani Milano to a victory over the 12th-ranked AV Cantu (6-9) 85-79 in the Italian Serie A in Tuesday night's game. Simon was MVP of the game. He scored 26 points (!!!), had 9 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 32 minutes on the court. EA7 Emporio Armani Milano (13-2) is placed first in the Serie A. Simon has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 62.8%(27-43), 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 87.5% in 11 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Leon Radosevic
Leon Radosevic
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Leon Radosevic (207-90, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Germany). Radosevic was the main contributor in a Brose Baskets' victory against the seventh-ranked Telekom Baskets (9-8) 85-70 in the German BBL last Sunday. He was the best player in that game. Radosevic scored 22 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Brose Baskets Bamberg (16-1) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Radosevic averages: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 64.9%(24-37) and FT: 66.7%. He is in the roster of the Croatian senior national team.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Spain). Tomic was the major contributor in a FC Barcelona's victory against the 13th-ranked CAI Zaragoza (5-10) 86-75 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Monday night. He scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. FC Barcelona Lassa (12-3) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Tomic's fifth season with the team. This year Tomic has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 7.1rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 69.6%(80-115) and FT: 65.3% in 15 games. He played for the Croatian national team two years ago.

Ante Zizic
Ante Zizic
   #4. Power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Demir IBB (6-8) crushing them 97-75 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. Zizic scored 16 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (10-4) is placed fifth in the BSL. It's Zizic's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg and 1.5bpg. Zizic is also Croatian national team player.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #5. An experienced international point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, another player represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) could not help AEK Athens (7-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the fourth-placed AEK Athens (7-5) was edged 80-78 on the road by the lower-ranked (#5) Banco di Srd in the group E of Basketball Champions League. Ukic was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 31 minutes. There are only two games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Ukic has reliable stats this year: 11.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 4.9apg in 11 games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic
   #6. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Brooklyn Nets (8-28) in their last game on Friday. Despite Bogdanovic's very good performance the Brooklyn Nets (8-28) were defeated 116-108 in Cleveland by the Cavaliers. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Bogdanovic also added 4 passes. Bogdanovic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.0ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.6apg. Bogdanovic is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

Hrvoje Peric
Hrvoje Peric
   #7. Former international forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the fourth-ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-6) 78-68 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He scored 11 points and blocked 2 shots in 22 minutes. Umana Reyer Venezia (8-4) is placed second in group B. There are only two games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Peric is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Umana Venezia's roster. Peric's stats this season are: 12.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg in 10 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team two years ago.

Rok Stipcevic
Rok Stipcevic
   #8. Point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) faced previously mentioned Roko-Leni Ukic in the Basketball Champions League last game. Stipcevic contributed to a 2-point Banco di Srd's victory against the closely-ranked AEK Athens (7-5) 80-78. He scored 13 points, made 5 passes and 3 steals. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Stipcevic's overall stats this season are: 9.8ppg, 1.8rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

Mario Delas
Mario Delas
   #9. Former international power forward Mario Delas (207-90, currently plays in Italy) contributed to a Betaland Cdo's victory against the closely-ranked Enel Brindisi (7-8) 86-82 in the Italian Serie A on Monday night. Delas scored 17 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes. Betaland Capo d'Orlando (8-7) is placed fifth in the Serie A. Delas averaged so far 11.1ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.2apg in 13 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team three years ago.

Dario Saric
Dario Saric
   #10. Power forward Dario Saric (207-94, currently plays in NBA) helped Philadelphia 76ers win their game against the Brooklyn Nets (8-28) 105-95 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Saric scored 18 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Philadelphia 76ers have rather weak 10-25 record this season. Saric averaged so far 9.6ppg, 5.9rpg and 1.6apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

   #11. International center Justin Hamilton (213-90, college: LSU, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bojan Bogdanovic. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Hamilton was not able to secure a victory for the Brooklyn Nets (8-28) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Brooklyn Nets lost 109-121 in Indianapolis to the Indiana Pacers. Hamilton was the second best scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 22 minutes. This year Hamilton's overall stats are: 6.9ppg and 4.6rpg in 31 games. He is a naturalized American. Hamilton plays currently for the Croatian national team. He used to play for KK Cibona VIP Zagreb in Croatian league.

   #12. Former U18 international forward Jure Skific (202-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Twarde Pierniki in their game against Stelmet in the Polish PLK. Skific recorded 9 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. His team was badly defeated by 16 points 83-67. Skific averaged so far 10.5ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Croatian U18 national team back in 2006.

   #13. International center Josip Sobin (203-89, another player represented by Alti Sport, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help Anwil (9-6) in their last game. Despite Sobin's good performance Anwil lost 61-74 in Radom to the lower-ranked (#6) Rosa. He was the top scorer with 14 points. Sobin also added 9 rebounds and 3 assists in 28 minutes. Sobin averaged so far 10.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games. He is also Croatian national team player.

   #14. International swingman Fran Pilepic (193-89, currently plays in Italy) helped AV Cantu win their game against the closely-ranked Dolomiti En. TR 77-68 in the Italian Serie A last Monday. Pilepic scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Pilepic averaged so far 12.5ppg, 3.2rpg and 2.0apg. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

   #15. Former U18 international power forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89, currently plays in Balkan League) helped his Bulgarian team Beroe win their game against the sixth-ranked Sigal Prishtina 94-86 in the Balkan League on Tuesday night. Tesija scored 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 31 minutes. Tesija averaged so far 11.0ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.6apg in seven games. He used to play for the Croatian U18 national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, college: Boise St., currently plays in Australia) led Adelaide 36ers to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Illawarra Hawks (11-10) crushing them 117-85 in the Australian NBL last Thursday. Drmic scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Adelaide 36ers (13-7) are placed first in the NBL. Drmic's total stats this season are: 4.6ppg and 3.1rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Australian.

   #2. Experienced Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Serbia) led Spartak to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked OKK Beograd (4-8) 91-75 in the Serbian KLS on Sunday night. Puljko scored 11 points in 24 minutes. KK Spartak Subotica (9-3) is placed third in the KLS. Puljko averaged so far 11.1ppg, 2.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.4spg in nine games he played so far.

   #3. Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Sweden) could not help Sodertalje Kings (8-5) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Sodertalje Kings was defeated 78-74 on the road by the leading BC Lulea. Bizaca recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 13 rebounds. Bizaca has been at the team for five years. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Bizaca averages: 18.7ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.6apg.

   #4. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-PF-87, currently plays in Belgium) contributed to Oostende's victory against the eighth-ranked Liege Basket (5-10) 78-67 in the Belgian Euromillions League last Friday. He scored 8 points. Telenet BC Oostende (11-3) is placed first in the Euromillions League. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Jagodic Kuridza's total stats this season are: 7.7ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.4apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Croatian.

   #5. Aleksandar Marcius (208-C-90, college: De Paul, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Caceres Basket (8-11) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Marcius' very good performance Caceres Basket was defeated 89-74 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked Palencia_Baloncesto (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 14 rebounds. Marcius also added 2 blocks (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!). Marcius averaged so far 12.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.1spg.

   #6. Dino Cinac (201-F-88, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to secure a victory for KFUM Jamtland (7-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance KFUM Jamtland lost in an overtime 71-78 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#4) Nassjo. Cinac was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 6 rebounds and made 4 blocks in 35 minutes. Cinac has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3spg in 16 games.

   #7. Marin Mornar (205-F-93, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Denmark) led Horsens IC to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Randers crushing them 102-69 in the Danish Ligaen last Tuesday. He scored 13 points and blocked 3 shots in a mere 19 minutes. This year Mornar's total stats are: 5.6ppg and 3.6rpg in 15 games.

   #8. Mladen Pavlovic (193-G-89, currently plays in Serbia) managed to help KK Vrsac Swisslion to win against the seventh-ranked Mladost ZE 79-77 in the Serbian KLS on Sunday night. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Pavlovic averaged so far 10.3ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3spg. He has both Croatian and Serbian nationalities.

   #9. Bosko Kostur (201-G/F-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Bryant to a 1-point victory against the Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD 72-71 in the NCAA last Thursday. Kostur scored 24 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes. This year Kostur's total stats are: 7.3ppg and 2.9rpg in 15 games. He also holds two passports: Australian and Croatian. Despite Kostur's Croatian nationality, he previously played for the Australian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Croatian team.

   #10. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovakia) couldn't help Prievidza (15-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Maric's very good performance Prievidza was defeated 86-81 at home by the lower-ranked Handlova (#8). He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Maric averaged so far 13.4ppg, 4.9rpg, 1.8apg and 1.4spg.



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  CUBA  


Yorman Polas Bartolo selected the top Cuban playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Yorman Polas Bartolo
Yorman Polas Bartolo
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Yorman Polas Bartolo (192-85, currently plays in Germany). He could not help Telekom Baskets (9-8) to beat Brose Baskets (16-1). Bartolo scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Telekom Baskets was defeated 85-70 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. It's Bartolo's first season with the team. This year he averages: 6.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 66.7%(42-63), 3FGP: 13.6% and FT: 46.4%. Bartolo has a dual citizenship: Cuban and German. He played for the Cuban senior national team six years ago.

Taylor Garcia
Taylor Garcia
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Taylor Garcia (182-87, currently plays in Spain). He led Quintanar to a 1-point victory against the ninth-ranked Azuqueca (8-6) 80-79 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. Garcia scored 16 points, made 5 passes and 4 steals in 40 minutes. Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (8-4) is placed sixth in Group B. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Garcia has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 3.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 87.5% in 12 games he played so far. Garcia played for the Cuban national team in 2009.

Georvys Elias
Georvys Elias
   #3. The Cuban player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international forward Georvys Elias (199-81, currently plays in Spain). He was not able to help Albacete (5-11) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Elias' good performance Albacete was defeated 85-79 at home by the higher-ranked Moron (#7). He recorded 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks. Elias has relatively good stats this season: 10.6ppg, 6.9rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2bpg, 1.7spg, 2FGP: 51.9% and FT: 18.2%. He played for the Cuban national team eight years ago.

Georffri Silvestre
Georffri Silvestre
   #4. Power forward Georffri Silvestre (202-79, currently plays in Spain) led Nautico KIA Tenerife to a 2-point victory over the tenth-ranked Villarrobledo (7-7) 78-76 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. Silvestre was MVP of the game. He scored 15 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Nautico KIA Tenerife (9-3) is placed second in Group B. Silvestre's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. This season Silvestre has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg and 5.7rpg. He used to play for the Cuban national team back in 2000.

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

   #1. Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) led his Czech Republic team CEZ Nymburk to a victory over the fifth-ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (4-7) 87-72 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Sant-Roos scored 27 points (!!!), grabbed 6 boards, passed 4 assists and added 3 steals (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) in 33 minutes. CEZ Basketball Nymburk (8-3) is placed third in group A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Sant-Roos has relatively good stats this year: 14.4ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.2apg and 2.8spg in 10 games he played so far.

   #2. Juan Ferrales (188-G-91, college: Barry, currently plays in Norway) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Nidaros Jets (10-8) crushing them 116-49 in the Norwegian BLNO on Saturday night. Ferrales scored 22 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Kongsberg Miners (14-2) is placed first in the BLNO. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Ferrales has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 24.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.4apg and 1.8spg in 16 games. Ferrales has a dual citizenship: Cuban and American. Strangely he has never played in Cuba.

   #3. Adrian Diaz (213-C-93, college: FIU, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a BC Timisoara's victory against the second-ranked Steaua CSM (11-2) 86-82 in the Romanian Liga Nationala in Sunday night's game. Diaz scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. BC Timisoara (8-6) is placed seventh in the Liga Nationala. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Diaz has relatively good stats this season: 10.7ppg and 5.3rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cuban and American. Strangely Diaz has never played in Cuba.

   #4. Yankiel Moreno (189-G-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Bondi Ferrara in a victory against the 15th-ranked Unieuro Forli (4-12) crushing them 84-58 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) in Friday night's game. Moreno recorded only 2 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists in 26 minutes. Bondi Ferrara (6-9) is placed 12th in East group. This year Moreno's overall stats are: 7.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 5.9apg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He has both Cuban and Italian nationalities.

Other top Cuban players, who play abroad:

Reynaldo Garcia (187-G-90) plays for San Martin Corrientes in Argentinian LigaA
Javier Justiz (205-C-92) plays for Estudiantes Concordia in Argentinian LigaA
Sigfredo Casero-Ortiz (185-G-97) plays for Spirou Charleroi in Belgian Euromillions League
Grismay Paumier (204-C/F-88) plays for SO Maritime Boulogne in French ProB
Sigal Benitez (193-G-94) plays for Arenys in Spanish EBA
Rangel Ramirez (206-C-75) plays for AEC Collblanc in Spanish EBA
Darol Hernandez (206-F-89) plays for Club Iccan in Ecuadorian National League

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



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  CYPRUS  

Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Ray, Enosis16.8 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.3 
 5. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 6. Walker, Etha14.5 
 7. Pigram, AEK14.0 
 8. Blakes, Enosis13.6 
 9. Wright, Apoel13.5 
 10. Barker, Keravnos12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cadarian RAINES
  Apollon
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Raines, Apollon8.8 
 2. Esho, Etha8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.6 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.5 
 5. Parks, Keravnos7.4 
 6. Blakes, Enosis6.5 
 7. Wright, Apoel6.3 
 8. Barker, Keravnos6.2 
 9. O''Brien, Keravnos5.7 
 10. Franklin, Apollon5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.8 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.3 
 3. Washington, Enosis5.1 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.6 
 5. Ross, Keravnos3.6 
 6. Koronides, Apollon3.5 
 7. Walker, Etha3.5 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.4 
 9. Blakes, Enosis3.4 
 10. Colimon, Etha3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.4 
 2. Jaxen, Etha1.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Panteli, AEK1.6 
 5. Parks, Keravnos1.5 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel1.5 
 7. Ray, Enosis1.5 
 8. Thomas, AEK1.5 
 9. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
 10. Blakes, Enosis1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brandon MOBLEY
  Apoel
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 2. Thomas, Enosis1.1 
 3. Raines, Apollon1.0 
 4. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 5. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel0.8 
 7. O''Brien, Keravnos0.8 
 8. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 9. Esho, Etha0.6 
 10. Ortiz, Etha0.5 


Alexander Vezenkov selected the top Cypriot playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #1. This week's number one is former U16 international power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Spain). He led FC Barcelona to an easy victory against the 15th-ranked Blusens Monbus (4-10) crushing them 100-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Vezenkov recorded 13 points in 20 minutes on the court. FC Barcelona Lassa (12-3) is placed first in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Vezenkov averages: 9.1ppg, 3.7rpg, 2FGP: 68.8%(33-48), 3FGP: 38.6% and FT: 76.9% in 15 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Vezenkov played for the Cypriot U16 national team seven years ago.

Andreas Christodoulou
Andreas Christodoulou
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international small forward Andreas Christodoulou (197-95, currently plays in Greece). He could not help AGOR (6-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Christodoulou's good performance AGOR was defeated 86-80 at home by the league outsider Doxa Lefkadas (#14). He recorded 13 points. Christodoulou's overall stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 46.2%, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 76.2%. He is another player who holds two passports: Cypriot and Greek. Despite Christodoulou played previously for the Greek U20 national team, he played also for the Cypriot U16 national team in 2011.

Christopher Razis
Christopher Razis
   #3. The Cypriot player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Christopher Razis (194-89, currently plays in Greece) is a teammate of previously mentioned Andreas Christodoulou and both played together in the last Greek A1 game. Razis. He was not able to help AGOR in their game against Doxa Lefkadas (3-10). It was not Razis' best game last Saturday. He recorded only 2 points in 5 minutes on the court. AGOR lost 80-86 on their home court in Rethymno to the league outsider (#14) Doxa Lefkadas. This year Razis averages just 2.1ppg, 2FGP: 38.5%, 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 75.0% in nine games. He has both Cypriot and German nationalities. Ex-Keravnos Strovolou player is also a member of the Cypriot senior national team.

Roberto Mantovani
Roberto Mantovani
   #4. Forward Roberto Mantovani (203-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Robert Morris University in a victory against the St.Francis College (NY) (1-1) 62-58 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 18 minutes. The Robert Morris University has 1-1 conference record this season. It's Mantovani's first year with the team. This year Mantovani's overall stats are: 1.9ppg and 2.9rpg in 17 games. He also holds two passports: Finnish and Cypriot. Mantovani used to play for the Cypriot U20 national team back in 2014.

Anthony King
Anthony King
   #5. International power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Koeln Rh.Stars' victory against the 14th-ranked Baunach (4-12) 75-70 in the German ProA (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 18 minutes. Rhein Stars Koeln (8-9) is placed ninth in the ProA. This year King's total stats are: 5.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.5bpg in two games. He is a naturalized American. King plays currently for the Cypriot national team. He used to play for InterCollege Etha Engomis in Cypriot league.

Rafail Eleftheriou
Rafail Eleftheriou
   #6. Forward Rafail Eleftheriou (201-94, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Fresno Pacific University (1-3) in their game against the Point Loma Nazarene College (2-2) in the NCAA2. Eleftheriou scored only 4 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. his team was defeated 79-74 on the road by the Point Loma Nazarene College. Eleftheriou has averaged so far 6.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 2.1apg and 1.3spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Cypriot senior team five years ago.

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

   #1. Angel Natskin (184-G-93, currently plays in Bulgaria). Natskin could not help Cherno More (4-8) to beat Academik Plovdiv (7-4). His contribution was not very remarkable in Sunday's game. Natskin recorded only 2 points and added 3 assists. Cherno More was edged 90-89 on the road by the higher-ranked Academik Plovdiv (#3). There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Natskin's fourth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 3.2ppg and 1.6rpg. Natskin has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian.

   #2. Victor Ieronymides (198-F, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to help the St.Martin's University in their game against the Western Oregon University (2-2) in the NCAA2. He did not beat the league record on Saturday evening. Ieronymides scored only one point. his team was defeated 80-67 in Monmouth, OR by the Western Oregon University. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Ieronymides' total stats this year are: 0.5ppg and 1.8rpg.

Other top Cypriot players, who play abroad:

Antreas Tretiakov (195-F/G-0) plays for Aris in Greek A1
Giannis Giannaras (187-G-99) plays for PAOK in Greek A1
Nasos Kyriakou (182-PG-89) plays for Kavala in Greek A2
Elias Daniel (182-G-84) plays for New England Anchors in the ABA
Giorgos Ventouris (188-G-84) plays for Aris Petropoulis in Greek C
Ioannis Stefanidis (196-PG-86) plays for Xanthis in Greek B
Constantinos Pilakoutas (192-G/F-91) plays for Makedonikos in Greek C
Grekas (196-G-95) plays for Agriniou in Greek B
Andreas Angelis (203-C-76) plays for Niki Amarousiou in Greek C
Prodromos Nikolaidis (201-F-78) plays for AE Santorinis in Greek C

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



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 26
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek26.0 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK25.3 
 3. Svoboda, Nymburk B25.2 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.7 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek22.0 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen19.3 
 8. Nehoda, Zlin19.3 
 9. Streba, USK P.18.8 
 10. Bujnoch, Opava B18.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.9 
 2. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.11.4 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK11.4 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.8 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.6 
 7. Novak, Vysocina9.3 
 8. Bubak, Vysocina9.2 
 9. Streba, USK P.9.1 
 10. Kvapil, Opava B9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.4 
 2. Jancik, Havirov5.8 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 5. Pumprla, Zlin4.9 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.8 
 7. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.4 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B4.1 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.2 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.7 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 4. Novak, Vysocina2.4 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 6. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 7. Branda, Opava B2.3 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.2 
 9. Slechta, Sokol Pisek2.1 
 10. Kroutil, Slavoj L.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek2.0 
 2. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov1.5 
 4. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.3 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 6. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 7. Szabo, Prostejov B1.0 
 8. Stafl, Nymburk B1.0 
 9. Vasat, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 


Vaclav Bujnoch claims Czech Republic 1Liga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Vaclav Bujnoch (200-C-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Opava B and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 23-year old center had a double-double of 24 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Sokol Slapanice (#4, 8-5) 89-75. Opava B is placed at 3rd position in their group in Czech Republic 1Liga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Opava B will need more victories to improve their 9-4 record. Bujnoch has many years of experience at Opava B, through which he has constantly improved. Vaclav Bujnoch averages this season 18.7ppg and 8.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young forward Vilem Svoboda (195-F-95) of USK Praha B. Svoboda impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 31 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as USK Praha B was edged by the higher-ranked Slavoj Litom. (#2, 9-4) 79-78. This loss caused USK Praha B to drop to 5th position in Group A. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-7 record. Svoboda is well-known by USK Praha B fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 31.0ppg (#3). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Slovakian Ondrej Soska (208-C-78) of Novy Jicin (#8). Soska scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Novy Jicin, leading his team to a 86-73 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Havirov (#10, 1-12). The chances of Novy Jicin not to end season at such low position in Group B, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Soska could try to bring Novy Jicin's a little bit higher in the standings. Soska has a very solid season. In 2 games in Czech Republic he scored 19.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Miroslav Kvapil (202-C-93) of Opava B - 24 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Martin Klimes (203-C-83) of Slavoj Litom. - 27 points and 8 rebounds
6. Josef Potocek (196-F-96) of Pardubice - 33 points and 5 rebounds
7. Zdenek Sebela (192-F-87) of Sokol Slapanice - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Martin Peterka (205-C-95) of Nymburk B - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Vojtech Novak (205-C-97) of Sokol Pisek - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Pavel Novak (199-F-83) of Olomouc SK - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



David Jelinek selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

David Jelinek
David Jelinek
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman David Jelinek (195-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain). He could not help Andorra (8-7) in their last game. Despite Jelinek's very good performance Andorra lost in an overtime 92-96 on the road to the second-ranked Real Madrid. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Jelinek also added 4 passes in a mere 16 minutes on the court. It's Jelinek's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 35.5% and FT: 78.9% in 15 games he played so far. Jelinek is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Blake Schilb
Blake Schilb
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international swingman Blake Schilb (201-83, college: Loyola, IL, currently plays in Turkey). He was not able to help Galatasaray (9-3) in their last game on Monday. Despite Schilb's very good performance Galatasaray was defeated 87-72 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Darussafaka (#5). He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. This season Schilb has relatively solid stats: 11.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 4.1apg, 2FGP: 63.8%(37-58), 3FGP: 48.4%(15-31). He is a naturalized American. Schilb is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team. He used to play for CEZ Basketball Nymburk in Czech Republic league.

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90, currently plays in Turkey). Vesely contributed to a 3-point Fenerbahce's victory against the seventh-ranked Besiktas (6-6) 79-76 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL on Sunday night. He scored 8 points and had 3 steals in 18 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (11-1) is placed first in the BSL. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Vesely has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 66.7%(58-87) and FT: 71.0% in 13 games. He is also a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Tomas Kyzlink
Tomas Kyzlink
   #4. Shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-93, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to secure a victory for Helios (2-10) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Kyzlink's very good performance the seventh-placed Helios (2-10) was defeated 69-60 at home by the higher-ranked Ironi Nahariya (#6) in the group A of Basketball Champions League. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Kyzlink also added 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. There are only two games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Kyzlink's stats this season are: 14.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. He is also Czech Republic national team player.

Ales Chan
Ales Chan
   #5. Former international center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Austria) contributed to a Raiffeisen Wels' victory against the seventh-ranked Arkadia Lions (6-10) 87-79 in the Austrian A Bundesliga in Thursday night's game. He scored 10 points in 17 minutes. WBC Raiffeisen Wels (10-6) are placed third in the A Bundesliga. Chan's stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1bpg in 16 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.

Jan Svandrlik
Jan Svandrlik
   #6. Forward Jan Svandrlik (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Iona (2-1) in their game against the Monmouth University (0-2) in the NCAA. Svandrlik recorded 9 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks. But the Iona was badly defeated 92-74 on their home court in New Rochelle, NY by the Monmouth University. Svandrlik's overall stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 2.5rpg. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Czech Republic team three years ago.

Prokop Slanina
Prokop Slanina
   #7. Former U20 international forward Prokop Slanina (208-95, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Fordham (0-1) in their game against the University of Richmond (2-0) in the NCAA. Slanina scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 21 minutes. The Fordham lost 72-80 on their home court in Bronx, NY to the University of Richmond. This year Slanina averages: 4.6ppg and 2.9rpg in 16 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team three years ago.

Adam Pechacek
Adam Pechacek
   #8. Center Adam Pechacek (207-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Blusens Monbus (4-10) in their game against FC Barcelona (12-3) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Pechacek cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. Blusens Monbus was crushed 100-76 in Barcelona by the leading FC Barcelona. It was Blusens Monbus' fourth consecutive loss in a row. Pechacek's overall stats this season are: 2.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.

Filip Halada
Filip Halada
   #9. Former U20 international forward Filip Halada (198-92, currently plays in Slovakia) helped Rieker KN win their game against one of league's weakest teams Nitra (2-19) crushing them 93-57 in the Slovakian SBL last Wednesday. Halada recorded 8 points in 20 minutes. MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (10-9) is placed sixth in the SBL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Halada averaged so far 10.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team five years ago.

Petr Herman
Petr Herman
   #10. Forward Petr Herman (208-94, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the one of league's weakest teams Loyola Mary (0-2) in their game against the Pepperdine University (1-1) in the NCAA. Herman scored 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Loyola Mary was edged 71-70 on their home court in Los Angeles, CA by the Pepperdine University. Herman's overall stats this season are: 2.5ppg and 2.4rpg. He is a former U18 international player as five years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

   #11. Former international center Jiri Hubalek (208-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Imola in their game against Recanati in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Hubalek cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. His team was defeated 82-78. Hubalek averaged so far 10.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team eight years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international forward David Jelinek (203-97, also represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Northwood University in their game against the Ohio Dominican University in the NCAA2. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Jelinek scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 34 points 101-67 in the NCAA2. His overall stats this season are: 2.4ppg and 2.2rpg. Jelinek used to play for the Czech Republic U18 national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former U16 international forward Michal Weiss (201-96, currently plays in NCAA2) managed to help East Stroudsburg in a victory against the Millersville University crushing them 119-87 in the NCAA2 last Friday. He scored only 4 points in 4 minutes on the court. This year Weiss' overall stats are: 2.8ppg and 2.2rpg in five games. He used to play for the Czech Republic U16 national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81, currently plays in Slovakia) led Handlova to a victory against the third-ranked Prievidza (15-5) 86-81 in the Slovakian SBL last Saturday. Stria scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 40 minutes. MBK Handlova (9-12) is placed eighth in the SBL. This year Stria averages: 8.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.2apg in 20 games he played so far.

   #2. Jaroslav Tyrna (207-C-86, agency: Octagon Europe, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the seventh-ranked Weser Bsk/BTS (4-7) crushing them 98-65 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 10 points and getting 11 rebounds. Tyrna also added 6 assists. BSW Sixers Sandersdorf (8-2) is placed second in North group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Tyrna averaged so far 10.3ppg, 7.9rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1bpg.

   #3. John Boyer (185-PG-88, agency: Dynamics Global Management, college: Buffalo, currently plays in Germany) led Vilsbiburg to a victory over the 13th-ranked Herzogenaurach (3-11) 86-80 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Boyer scored 21 points, had 6 boards, passed 6 assists and added 5 steals in 40 minutes. Baskets Vilsbiburg (10-4) is placed fourth in South-East group. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Boyer has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 6.8rpg, 7.3apg and 5.4spg in 12 games. Boyer is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Boyer played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He used to play for BK Decin in Czech Republic league.

   #4. Lubos Novy (204-C-91, currently plays in Germany) is a teammate of previously mentioned John Boyer and both played together in the last German Regionalliga game. Novy contributed to Vilsbiburg's victory against the 13th-ranked Herzogenaurach (3-11) 86-80. He scored 8 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 32 minutes. Novy is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Vilsbiburg's roster. Novy has very impressive stats this season: 16.3ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg in 13 games.

   #5. Filippo Meccoli Matejca (194-G-92, currently plays in Italy). Meccoli Matejca could not help Valdiceppo (3-11) to beat Ortona (5-9). He scored 5 points. Valdiceppo (#14) was defeated 86-82 at home by the higher-ranked Ortona (#11) in the Group D. It was Valdiceppo's sixth consecutive loss in a row. Meccoli Matejca's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Czech Republic and Italian.



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 14-2 
 2. Bakken 11-2 
 3. Svendborg 10-7 
 4. Randers 8-10 
 5. Horsholm 7-7 
 6. Naestved 7-8 
 7. SISU 6-11 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 10: Randers - Horsens IC 69-102
Jan. 10: Stevnsgade - SISU 64-86
Jan. 10: Bakken - Naestved
Jan. 11: Horsholm - Svendborg


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken22.4 
 2. Dominique, Horsholm20.3 
 3. Burgess, Randers19.2 
 4. Haas, SISU18.7 
 5. Mack, Horsens IC17.6 
 6. Nielsen, Randers17.4 
 7. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 8. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 9. Lundberg, Horse.16.3 
 10. Nielsen, Horsholm16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. McGrew, SI.10.8 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.2 
 3. Smith, Horsholm8.7 
 4. Champagnie, Stevn.8.0 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.7 
 6. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.4 
 7. Trist, Horsens IC7.3 
 8. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 9. Baru, SISU6.8 
 10. Colas, Randers6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Charles BURGESS
  Randers
  (186-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Burgess, Randers6.1 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm5.8 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.9 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.3 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.4.2 
 6. Mack, Horsens IC4.2 
 7. Porta, Svendborg4.1 
 8. Mitchell, Naestved3.9 
 9. Lanegger, Naestved3.7 
 10. McGrew, SI.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.2 
 2. Baru, SISU2.0 
 3. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm2.0 
 5. Gesell, Bakken1.9 
 6. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 7. Burgess, Randers1.8 
 8. Smith, Horsholm1.7 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Bonneau, Svendborg1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.4 
 2. Baru, SISU1.2 
 3. Colas, Randers1.2 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.2 
 5. Sane, Naestved1.1 
 6. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 7. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.0.9 
 9. Dranginis, SISU0.9 
 10. Moten, Svendborg0.9 


Bakken lands John Williamson - by Greg

Bakken Bears (Ligaen) tabbed 31-year old American power forward John Williamson (200-102kg-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Inception Sports). He played most recently at Hapoel Tel-Aviv in Israeli Winner League. In 22 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.6apg last season. He can count that year as a very successful as was selected to Israeli League All-Star Game.
The previous (14-15) season Williamson played at Ironi Nahariya (also in Winner League) where in 29 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Williamson received Eurobasket.com All-Finnish Korisliiga Center of the Year award back in 2011.
He attended University of Cincinnati until 2007 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Shavon Shields selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Shavon Shields
Shavon Shields
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He could not help Deutsche Bank Skyliners (4-7) in their last game. Despite Shields' very good performance the fifth-placed Deutsche Bank Skyliners (4-7) lost 72-87 on the road to the higher-ranked (#3) CEZ Nymburk in the group A of Basketball Champions League. He was the top scorer with 21 points. Shields also added 8 rebounds in 36 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. There are only three games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Shields has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.1apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 58.3%(42-72), 3FGP: 44.1% and FT: 80.6% in 11 games he played so far. He played for the Danish senior national team two years ago.

Darko Jukic
Darko Jukic
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Darko Jukic (199-90, currently plays in Slovenia). Jukic contributed to Krka's victory against one of league's weakest teams Terme Olimia (1-11) 79-67 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Friday night. He recorded 8 points in only 14 minutes. It was his first game for Krka this season. His team is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Jukic is in the roster of the Danish senior national team.

Lasse Elbaek
Lasse Elbaek
   #3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Lasse Elbaek (208-94, currently plays in Sweden). He was not able to help Malbas (7-4) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Elbaek's very good performance Malbas was crushed 97-58 in Uppsala by the lower-ranked Basket (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. This season Elbaek averages: 7.7ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 21.1% and FT: 75.0%. He is also a member of the Danish senior national team.

August Haas
August Haas
   #4. Guard August Haas (185-97, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Wisc.-Milwaukee (0-2) in their last game. Despite Haas' good performance the Wisc.-Milwaukee lost 74-80 at home to the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. He recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in 36 minutes. This year Haas' overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.4apg in 16 games. He used to play for the Danish U18 national team back in 2015.

Chanan Colman
Chanan Colman
   #5. An experienced former international guard Chanan Colman (191-84, college: Chipola JC, currently plays in Israel) contributed to a Hapoel Eilat's surprising victory against the league leader Maccabi T-A (10-3) 94-86 in the Israeli Winner League on Monday night. Colman recorded 6 points and added 4 assists. Hapoel Eilat (6-7) is placed ninth in the Winner League. Colman's total stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.4spg. He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Israeli. Colman used to play for the Danish national team nine years ago.

Christian Benzon
Christian Benzon
   #6. Guard Christian Benzon (193-93, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Evansville (1-1) in their last game. Despite his good performance the Evansville lost 63-74 in Peoria, IL to the Bradley University. Benzon scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes. It's Benzon's fourth season with the team. This year his total stats are: 5.9ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.5apg in 17 games. Benzon is a former international player as he played for the Danish senior team four years ago.

David Knudsen
David Knudsen
   #7. International guard David Knudsen (193-94, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Marist (1-2) in their game against the Monmouth University (0-2) in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance last Sunday He scored 13 points. Knudsen has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.9rpg. He is also Danish national team player.

Jonas Bergstedt
Jonas Bergstedt
   #8. Center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in Switzerland) couldn't help Massagno (3-8) in their game against Boncourt (5-7) in the Swiss LNA, despite his very good performance on Friday night. Bergstedt was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 29 minutes. But Massagno lost 81-89 on their home court in Massagno to the higher-ranked (#7) Boncourt. It was Massagno's fourth consecutive loss in a row. It's Bergstedt's first season with the team. Bergstedt has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.5apg in 11 games. Bergstedt plays currently for the Danish national team.

Peter Moller
Peter Moller
   #9. Former international guard Peter Moller (190-94, currently plays in NCAA2) led Metropolitan State College of Denver to an easy victory against the Fort Lewis College (6-1) 80-65 in the NCAA2 last Friday. He scored 14 points in 28 minutes. The Metropolitan State College of Denver has a very good 5-1 record this season. This year Moller has relatively solid stats: 13.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.6apg in 10 games. He used to play for the Danish national team two years ago.

Sebastian Petersen
Sebastian Petersen
   #10. Guard Sebastian Petersen (188-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Lasse Elbaek. But that was another game of his team in Swedish Basketligan which we would like to mention. Petersen couldn't help Malbas (7-4) in their game against Nassjo (9-9). Despite his good performance on Tuesday night He recorded 10 points and added 3 assists. Petersen has reliable stats this season: 11.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He is a former U20 international player as two years ago he still played for the Danish national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Johannes Nielsen (208-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Kennesaw St. in their game against the David Lipscomb University in the NCAA. Nielsen scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. His team was edged 82-79. Nielsen has averaged so far 6.5ppg and 3.2rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Danish U20 national team two years ago.

   #12. International forward Zarko Jukic (201-93, also represented by Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Ourense in their game against CB Prat in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Jukic recorded 6 points and blocked 2 blocks. His team was defeated 79-74. Jukic has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 1.9rpg. He is also in the roster of the Danish national team.

   #13. Former U18 international guard Mikkel Andersen (194-95, currently plays in Norway) helped Gimle BBK win their game against the league outsider Persbraten crushing them 108-59 in the Norwegian BLNO on Sunday night. Andersen scored 9 points in 20 minutes. Andersen has averaged so far 5.1ppg and 1.5rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Danish U18 national team three years ago.

   #14. International center Nicolai Andersen (203-96, currently plays in Finland) couldn't help Kouvot in their game against Tampereen Pyrinto in the Finnish Korisliiga. Andersen scored 5 points. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 83-65. Andersen has averaged so far 2.3ppg and 1.8rpg. He plays currently for the Danish national team.

   #15. International forward Jonathan Gilling (203-91, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain) managed to help Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo to win against the closely-ranked Burgos 92-83 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He recorded only 3 points. Gilling averaged so far 10.7ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.4apg. He is also in the roster of the Danish national team.

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

   #1. Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93, currently plays in Balkan League) led his Bulgarian team Beroe to a victory against the sixth-ranked Sigal Prishtina (2-5) 94-86 in the Balkan League last Tuesday. Tenchev scored 15 points. BC Beroe (5-3) is placed second in the Balkan League. There are only two games left until the end of the Balkan League Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Tenchev averages: 5.6ppg and 2.6rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Bulgarian. Despite Tenchev's Danish passport, he previously played for the Bulgarian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Danish team.

   #2. Fred Brondsted (198-G/F, currently plays in NCAA2) could not help the West Virginia Wesleyan College (2-2) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance his team was defeated 79-65 on the road by the Notre Dame College, OH. Brondsted recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. This season Brondsted has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg.

   #3. Toby Christensen (201-F, currently plays in NCAA2) managed to help Southern Connecticut State University in a victory against the Stonehill College (5-3) 73-64 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. Christensen scored only 4 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group Southwest. The Southern Connecticut State University has quite an impressive 5-1 record this season. Christensen has averaged so far 2.0ppg and 2.6rpg in five games he played so far.

   #4. Jonas Anderson (190-G-94, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to help the Black Hills State University in their game against the Colorado State-Pueblo in the NCAA2. Anderson scored 8 points and added 4 assists. his team was badly defeated 80-60 in Pueblo, CO by the Colorado State-Pueblo. Anderson has averaged so far 6.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.3apg.



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Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 15-8 
 2. Delaware 87ers 12-9 
 3. Westchester K. 11-10 
 4. Long Island N. 8-16 
 5. Erie Bay H. 6-15 
 6. Greensboro S. 6-16 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 15-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 14-7 
 3. Canton C. 12-8 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 11-12 
 5. Windy City B. 7-12 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 17-5 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 11-10 
 3. N.Arizona S. 11-10 
 4. Reno B. 8-13 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 5-16 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 16-5 
 2. Oklahoma City B 15-8 
 3. Rio Grande VV 15-8 
 4. Texas L. 10-9 
 5. Austin S. 9-13 
 6. Iowa E. 2-19 

Regular Season: Round 55

Jan. 10: N.Arizona S. - Oklahoma City B 94-88
Jan. 10: Raptors 905 - Greensboro S. 122-109
Jan. 10: Long Island N. - Ft.Wayne MA 112-120
Jan. 10: Westchester K. - Maine RC 105-78
Jan. 10: Salt Lake City S. - Austin S. 102-104

Regular Season: Round 56

Jan. 11: Erie Bay H. - Windy City B.
Jan. 11: Texas L. - Iowa E.
Jan. 11: Rio Grande VV - Sioux Falls S.
Jan. 11: Salt Lake City S. - Grand Rapids D.
Jan. 11: Reno B. - Austin S.
Jan. 11: Salt Lake City S. - Canton C.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.1
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.1 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.7 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.4 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.0 
 5. Murphy, Grand R.23.3 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.22.9 
 7. Patterson, Reno B.22.0 
 8. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.9 
 9. Nader, Maine RC21.3 
 10. Jones, Maine RC20.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.8 
 2. Zimmerman, Erie B.11.7 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Moreland, Canton C.11.2 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.11.2 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 7. Long, Delaware.10.4 
 8. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 9. Alexander, Erie B.9.4 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Magette, Los A.9.8 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.7 
 6. Taylor, Rio G.7.3 
 7. Weber, Sioux F.7.0 
 8. VanVleet, Raptors .6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Jackson, Texas L.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.2 
 2. Harris, Texas L.2.6 
 3. Tokoto, Rio G.2.4 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.3 
 5. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 6. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 7. Payton II, Rio G.2.2 
 8. Dinwiddie, Windy C.2.2 
 9. Collinsworth, Texas L.2.1 
 10. Patterson, Reno B.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Benson, Sioux F.3.1 
 2. Mickey, Maine RC2.8 
 3. Foster, Los A.2.5 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.4 
 5. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Ndour, Westches.1.9 
 10. Moreland, Canton C.1.8 


Westchester Knicks bounce back with big win over Maine - by Eurobasket News

Sometimes, a little break can make big difference. After losing three games in four days last week, the Westchester Knicks came into Tuesday's game against Maine on two days rest. The W-Knicks broke things open with a 15-0 run midway through the first quarter, and didn't look back on their way to a 105-78 win at the County Center in White Plains. By the end of the first quarter, the W-Knicks held a 35-19 lead, and expanded their advantage to a 59-37 score by halftime. At this point, the team had shot 56.8 percent from the field and 66.7 percent on 3-point attempts. Westchester got well-rounded scoring from the entire lineup, with seven players scoring in double digits. Maurice Ndour (6'9''-F-92, college: Ohio) led the team with 17 points and seven rebounds, Courtney Fells (6'5''-F/G-86, college: N.Carolina St.) had 15 points on 6-of-8 shooting, and Damien Inglis (6'9''-PF-95, agency: BeoBasket) had 11 points and eight rebounds. Before the game, the New York Knicks assigned Ndour and Marshall Plumlee (7'0''-C-92, college: Duke), who were called up by the team on Sunday, back to Westchester before Tuesday's game. Plumlee finished with seven points and a team-high 13 rebounds. The team's other four double-digit scorers all came off the bench: Kevin Capers (6'2''-G-93, college: Florida Southern) (14 points), Doron Lamb (6'4''-G-91, college: Kentucky) (13), Jaylen Bond (6'8''-F-93, college: Temple) (12) and Von Wafer (11). For Maine, Jalen Jones (6'7''-G/F-93, college: Texas A&M) led all scorers with a game-high 26 points.
Courtesy of: lohud.com



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Trevor Ariza selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). He led Houston Rockets to a victory against the Toronto Raptors (25-13) 129-122 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Ariza scored 17 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Houston Rockets have a very good 31-9 record this season. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. Ariza has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 12.5ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.2apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 56.8%(67-118), 3FGP: 37.8% and FT: 69.6%. Ariza has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. He played for the Dominican Republic senior national team twelve years ago. Strangely Ariza has never played in Dominican Republic.

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Tofas (6-8) in their last game. Despite Mejia's very good performance Tofas lost 79-84 on the road to the higher-ranked (#8) Yesilgiresun Bld. He had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Mejia also added 5 assists and 4 steals in 46 minutes. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Mejia has very impressive stats this year: 15.3ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 61.8%(47-76), 3FGP: 43.9% and FT: 73.3% in 14 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Mejia played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Rodrigo Madera
Rodrigo Madera
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former U17 international center Rodrigo Madera (208-90, currently plays in Chile). He led CD Castro to a victory over the ninth-ranked Las Animas (14-18) crushing them 83-51 in the Chilean Liga Nacional last Sunday. Madera was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 15 rebounds. Madera also added 4 blocks in 33 minutes. Club Deportes Castro (1-1) is placed third in the Liga Nacional. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Madera's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 5.5rpg, 2FGP: 52.7%, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 66.7% in 26 games. He has both Dominican Republic and Chilean nationalities. Madera played for the Dominican Republic U17 national team ten years ago.

Gregorio Adon
Gregorio Adon
   #4. Forward Gregorio Adon (198-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Marin's surprising victory against the seventh-ranked Leyma Basquet (11-8) 73-67 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Sunday night's game. He recorded 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Marin Ence PeixeGalego (4-15) is placed 16th in the LEB Gold. It was his team's first victory after eight consecutive loses. Adon's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 3.0rpg. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team back in 2007.

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

   #1. Karl-Anthony Towns (213-F/C-95, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA) led Minnesota Timberwolves to a victory over the Dallas Mavericks (11-27) 101-92 in the NBA in Monday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Towns had a double-double by scoring 34 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 3 blocks in 37 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Towns' second season in pro basketball. The Minnesota Timberwolves have not so impressive 12-26 record this season. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Towns has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 21.7ppg, 11.6rpg, 2.9apg and 1.4bpg in 38 games he played so far. Towns has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #2. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Boston Celtics' victory against the Philadelphia 76ers (10-25) 110-106 in the NBA last Friday. Horford recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 2 blocks. The Boston Celtics have a solid 23-15 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Horford's first year with the team. This season Horford has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.7rpg, 5.0apg and 2.0bpg.

   #3. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, currently plays in Italy) could not help Juvecaserta (7-8) in their last game. Despite Sosa's very good performance Juvecaserta was badly defeated 95-77 on the road by the higher-ranked (#6) Banco di Srd. He was the top scorer with 24 points. Sosa also added 9 assists in 38 minutes. It was Juvecaserta's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Sosa has very impressive stats this year: 19.6ppg, 2.9rpg, 6.9apg and 1.3spg in 15 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Sosa used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.

   #4. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Panathinaikos in their game against Olympiacos (11-5) in the Euroleague. Feldeine recorded 5 points and had 3 steals. The sixth-placed Panathinaikos (9-7) was defeated 77-69 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Olympiacos (#4) in the group A of Euroleague. Feldeine's overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.6apg. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Interesting that Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #5. O'Darien Bassett (189-G-86, college: Troy, currently plays in South Korea) helped Goyang Orions win their game against the closely-ranked Anyang KGC (20-8) 85-69 in the South Korean KBL in Wednesday night's game. He scored 16 points and added 4 assists in 28 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Goyang Orions (19-9) are placed third in the KBL. Bassett has very impressive stats this year: 15.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 3.6apg in 28 games. He also holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Bassett used to play for Huracanes del Atlantico in Dominican Republic league.

   #6. Juan Guerrero (201-F-93, agency: Basket Management Solutions, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to secure a victory for Cordon (0-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Cordon was edged 76-74 in a derby game by the second-ranked Atletico Welcome in the Promocional 2 group. Guerrero recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 3 assists, 8 blocks and 4 steals. This season Guerrero has very high stats. He averages: 17.9ppg, 12.7rpg, 2.3apg, 2.0bpg and 1.9spg.

   #7. Experienced Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Herbalife Gran Canaria in a victory against the tenth-ranked RETAbet BB 82-68 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. Baez recorded only 4 points and added 3 passes in 18 minutes. This year Baez's overall stats are: 8.9ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games.

   #8. Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87, agency: DTMones, college: Campbell, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Juan Guerrero and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Rodriguez couldn't help Cordon (0-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Cordon was edged 76-74 in a derby game by the second-ranked Atletico Welcome in the Promocional 2 group. Rodriguez was the top scorer with 25 points. He also added 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. This season Rodriguez has very high stats. He averages: 23.0ppg, 5.5rpg and 3.0apg. Rodriguez has dual citizenship: Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic.

   #9. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St., currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Abejas (8-18) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Abejas was defeated 84-80 at home by the second-ranked Soles. Guzman was the second best scorer with 17 points. He also added 4 rebounds. This season Guzman has very high stats. He averages: 20.0ppg and 6.5rpg.

   #10. Maurice Carter (183-G-83, college: Robert Morris, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help the league outsider TED Kolejliler (0-14) in their last game. Despite Carter's good performance the bottom-ranked TED Kolejliler lost 75-87 on their home court in Ankara to the higher-ranked (#12) Trabzonspor. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 37 minutes. This year Carter's total stats are: 9.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.7apg in 11 games. He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Carter used to play for Metros de Santiago in Dominican Republic league.



Donte Greene (ex Leones SD) is a newcomer at Arecibo - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion Capitanes de Arecibo (BSN) strengthened their roster with addition of 29-year old American forward Donte Greene (206-103kg-88, college: Syracuse). He played last summer at Leones de Santo Domingo in LNB league in Dominican Republic. In 13 games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.3ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.9apg and 1.5spg.
Part of last season Greene spent at Uhud (SBL) in Saudi Arabian league. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Greene also played that season for Al Sharjah (D1) in UAE league.
In 2008 he was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) in first round (28th overall). The former Syracuse University standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Greene was voted Big East All-Freshman Team back in 2008 at his college time.
Greene represented USA at the World Championships U19 in Novi Sad (Serbia) ten years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 9 games: 3.8ppg, 1.3rpg.
Greene is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Asia, Latin America and of course North America) in four different countries. Greene has played previously professionally in China (Leopards), NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings), Puerto Rico (Atleticos and Brujos) and United Arab Emirates (Al Naser).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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HRPortoviejo wins Game 3 of the Finals - by Eurobasket News

HRPortoviejo wins Game 3 of the Finals at the Liga Ecuatoriana de Baloncesto. HRPortoviejo posted a 74-63 win to take a 2-1 lead in the Final series. Both teams exchanged the victories in the first two quarters as Iccan took 40-36 halftime advantage. HRPortoviejo took control of the game in the third period and grabbed a 60-57 lead with 10 minutes to go. They pushed the tempo for good in the last stanza for the final 11-point victory.


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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. Kalev/Cramo 10-2 
 2. TU/Rock 9-2 
 3. Rapla 9-2 
 4. TTU 6-4 
 5. Parnu 6-6 
 6. Valga 5-9 
 7. Tarvas 3-8 
 8. TLU/Kalev 3-9 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 10: Valga - TLU/Kalev 78-99
Jan. 10: Noorteliiga - Kalev/Cramo 59-112
Jan. 13: TLU/Kalev - Parnu
Jan. 13: Valga - TTU
Jan. 14: TU/Rock - Tarvas


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Reinis STRUPOVICS
  Valga
  (190-G-87)
  Avg: 21
 1. Strupovics, Valga21.0 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.4 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.20.1 
 4. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.19.0 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU18.3 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Olmre, TTU17.8 
 8. Seskus, Parnu14.8 
 9. Harper, Kalev/Cr.14.6 
 10. Saage, TL.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.2 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.3 
 3. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.9.0 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock9.0 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU8.5 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.1 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga8.0 
 8. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 9. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.6.4 
 10. Joesaar, TU/Rock6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  TL.
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Saage, TL.5.5 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.8 
 3. Bratoz, Rapla4.8 
 4. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.7 
 5. Olmre, TTU4.4 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock4.0 
 7. Jones, TL.4.0 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas3.9 
 9. Thomas, TU/Rock3.8 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.7 
 2. Kabin, Parnu2.0 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Olmre, TTU1.9 
 5. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 6. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.8 
 7. Kaldre, Rapla1.8 
 8. Post, Tarvas1.6 
 9. Kajupank, Rapla1.5 
 10. Joesaar, TU/Rock1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Forrest ROBINSON
  TU/Rock
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Robinson, TU/Rock2.0 
 2. Haughton, Tarvas2.0 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu2.0 
 4. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.3 
 5. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 6. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 7. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 8. Palmer, Tarvas1.0 
 9. Saks, TL.0.8 
 10. Marshall, TL.0.8 


Estonian U18 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kristian Kullamae
Kullamae
Hugo Erkmaa
Erkmaa
Sander Raieste
Raieste
Matthias Tass
Tass
Erki Kuhi
Kuhi
#e#5
4Sten Saaremael 186-G-99 Tarvas Estonia
6Eric Schmalz 183-PG-99 Noorteliiga Estonia
7Kristian Kullamae 190-G-99 Oettinger R. Germany
8Hugo Erkmaa 188-PG-99
9Mart Rosenthal 194-G-99 TU/Rock Estonia
10Robin Kivi 194-G-99 TU/Rock Estonia
11Sander Raieste 200-F/G-99 Baskonia Spain
13Matthias Tass 208-F/C-99 Kalev/Cramo Estonia
15Herodes Georg-Simon 197-F-99 Noorteliiga Estonia
20Erki Kuhi 199-PF-00 Noorteliiga Estonia
22Hendry Engelbrecht 199-C-99 Noorteliiga Estonia
23Henri Drell 198-SF-00 Baunach Germany




TLU/Kalev signs Djordje Dzeletovic - by Eurobasket News

Tallinna Ulikool/Kalev (Alexela KML) signed 24-year old Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-93, agency: AproK Sports Group). He started the season at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 7 games he had 5.1ppg and 2.0rpg this season. The last season Dzeletovic played at Liepaja/Triobet in Latvian LBL where in 18 games he recorded 7.2ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals. Dzeletovic also played earlier that season for Bosnjak (also in Division I). But in only one game he did not score anything. The other team he played that season for was KK Varda Hidroelektrana Visegrad (also in Division I). In 19 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg and 5.7rpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention.
Dzeletovic has played previously professionally in Montenegro (KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi) and Serbia (Partizan, KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac and KK Vojvodina Novi Sad).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Eurocup Standings

Eurocup Standings
Group [
 1 Buducnost 0-0 
 2 MZT Skopje 0-0 
 3 Un.Olimpija 0-0 
Group E
 1 Lokomotiv 1-0 
 2 UCAM Murcia 1-0 
 3 Fuenlabrada 1-1 
 4 Gran Canaria 0-2 
Group F
 1 B.Muenchen 1-0 
 2 Khimky 1-0 
 3 Lietkabelis 0-1 
 4 Ratiopharm 0-1 
Group G
 1 Hapoel J-M 1-0 
 2 N.Novgorod 1-0 
 3 Lietuvos rytas 0-1 
 4 Zenit 0-1 
Group H
 1 Unicaja 1-0 
 2 Valencia 1-0 
 3 ALBA 0-1 
 4 Cedevita 0-1 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 2

E

Jan. 10: Fuenlabrada - Gran Canaria 85-75
Jan. 11: Lokomotiv - UCAM Murcia

F

Jan. 11: Lietkabelis - Ratiopharm
Jan. 11: B.Muenchen - Khimky

G

Jan. 11: Zenit - Lietuvos rytas
Jan. 11: Hapoel J-M - N.Novgorod

H

Jan. 11: Unicaja - Cedevita
Jan. 11: Valencia - ALBA



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Langford, Unics23.8 
 2. De Colo, CS.19.0 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid18.4 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA17.4 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.1 
 6. Rice, FC Barcelona15.4 
 7. Sanders, EA7 A.14.4 
 8. Wanamaker, Darussaf.13.9 
 9. Beaubois, Baskonia13.8 
 10. Brown, Anadolu .13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolo MELLI
  Brose Bask.
  (205-PF-91)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Melli, Brose Bask.8.3 
 2. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.8 
 3. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.8 
 4. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.8 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.1 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos6.7 
 7. Brown, Anadolu .6.5 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.2 
 9. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.2 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu .6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.6 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.5 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.6.5 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia6.4 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 6. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.8 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.4 
 8. Colom, Unics5.4 
 9. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.3 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.2.0 
 3. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.6 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia1.6 
 5. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.6 
 6. Rice, FC Barcelona1.4 
 7. Dixon, Fenerbahce1.3 
 8. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
 9. Lazic, Crvena Z.1.3 
 10. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.0 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.7 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.6 
 4. Birch, Olympiacos1.3 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 6. Singleton, Panathin.1.2 
 7. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 8. Theis, Brose Bask.1.1 
 9. Bargnani, Baskonia1.0 
 10. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.0 



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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  

Standings

FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 3-0 
 2 Gaziantep 3-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-3 
 4 Targu Mures 0-3 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 3-0 
 2 Antwerp 2-1 
 3 Prievidza 1-2 
 4 Gravelines 0-3 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 3-0 
 2 Vytautas 2-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-2 
 4 Apoel 0-3 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 3-0 
 2 Kormend 2-1 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 1-2 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 0-3 
Group O
 1 Alba 2-1 
 2 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-1 
 3 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 2-2 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-3 
Group P
 1 Enisey 3-0 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 2-1 
 3 Groningen 1-2 
 4 Benfica 0-3 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 4

K

Jan. 10: Sodertalje - Gaziantep 51-93
Jan. 11: Targu Mures - Chalon

L

Jan. 11: Prievidza - Gravelines
Jan. 11: Antwerp - Demir IBB

M

Jan. 11: Oberwart - Vytautas
Jan. 11: Apoel - Telekom Bsk

N

Jan. 11: Kormend - Nanterre
Jan. 11: Bnei Hertzeliyya - Tsmoki-Minsk

O

Jan. 10: BK Pardubice - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 92-77
Jan. 11: TU/Rock - Alba

P

Jan. 11: Enisey - Groningen
Jan. 11: Benfica - Lukoil Acad.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje23.9 
 2. Cobbs, Gravelines21.0 
 3. Jefferson, Gazia.20.8 
 4. Allen, Kormend20.2 
 5. Clark, Chalon19.4 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.19.0 
 7. Jeter, Groningen18.6 
 8. Bozov, Rilski18.5 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .18.3 
 10. Hollis, Benfica17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Siauliai
  (204-C/F-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Elegar, Enisey9.8 
 3. Grabauskas, TL.9.8 
 4. Jefferson, Gazia.9.8 
 5. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk9.4 
 6. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.7 
 8. Mashour, Bnei H.8.3 
 9. Solomon, Gravelines7.8 
 10. Jevtovic, Steaua C.7.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.9.2 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.8.8 
 3. Roberson, Chalon7.7 
 4. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.7.6 
 5. Petty, Kormend7.2 
 6. Jeter, Groningen6.9 
 7. Massamba, Soder.6.6 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.5.6 
 10. Long, Steaua CSM5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Derek JACKSON
  Oberwart
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Jackson, Oberwart3.0 
 2. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 3. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.7 
 4. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 5. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.4 
 6. Petty, Kormend2.2 
 7. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 9. Eldridge, Demir I.2.1 
 10. Wall, BK Pardubice2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Frank ELEGAR
  Enisey
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Elegar, Enisey1.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon1.8 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.8 
 4. Lessort, Nanterre1.7 
 5. Mobley, Apoel1.6 
 6. Anderson, Antwerp1.4 
 7. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk1.3 
 8. West, Siauliai1.2 
 9. Lazar, Targu Mures1.2 
 10. Adrien, Bnei H.1.1 



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Pledger, Kouvot21.1 
 3. Gay, KTP Basket20.9 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.18.9 
 5. Morris, Lapua17.7 
 6. Wesley, Kataja B.17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto17.3 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.9 
 9. Minard, Pyrinto15.8 
 10. Dia, BC Nokia15.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Van, Korihait11.5 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.3 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.9 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket9.1 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 7. Williams, Salon V.8.5 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.5 
 9. Cuffee, Kouvot8.3 
 10. Morris, Lapua8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.9 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.6.8 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.7 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.4 
 5. Williams, Lapua4.9 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto4.9 
 7. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 8. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.4 
 9. Skamo, BC Nokia4.0 
 10. Stringer, Pyrinto4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Coleman, Salon Vilpas2.0 
 3. Mullings, Kataja B.2.0 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Holloway, Korihait1.8 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.6 
 10. Williams, Salon V.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.2 
 5. Van, Korihait1.2 
 6. McAlister, Korihait1.0 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.8 
 8. Bailey, KTP Basket0.8 
 9. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 
 10. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 


Finnish 1st Division round 13 best performance: Demondre Harvey - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Demondre Harvey (201-F-93) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Oulun NMKY, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1st Division Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 23-year old player had a double-double of 15 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat FoKoPo (#8, 6-9) 90-79. Oulun NMKY maintains the 3rd position in their group in Finnish 1st Division. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Oulun NMKY will need more victories to improve their 9-5 record. Harvey turned to be Oulun NMKY's top player in his first season with the team. Former University of Louisiana at Monroe star has very solid stats this year. Harvey is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 13.0rpg) and averages impressive 1.4bpg and 55.1% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 37-year old American Justice Graham (198-F/G-79) of Espoo Basket. Graham had a very good evening with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Espoo Basket lost that game 78-88 to slightly lower-ranked Raholan Pyrkiva (#6, 8-6). This loss caused Espoo Basket to drop to 5th position in Division B. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-5 record is not bad and everything may still change. Graham is well-known at Espoo Basket and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Oulun NMKY's star - American guard Zach Stahl (196-G, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management). Stahl scored 22 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was another key player of Oulun NMKY, helping his team with a 90-79 win against the lower-ranked FoKoPo (#8, 6-9). Oulun NMKY needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in Division A. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 5 lost games. Stahl has a great season in Finland. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 11.1rpg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Alexei Ekimov (210-F/C-81) of JyWe - 17 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jerald Fields (201-F/C-82) of Lahti - 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Rashad Smith (201-G-93) of Lahti - 24 points and 12 rebounds
7. Hannes Polla (210-C-98) of HBA-Marsky - 18 points and 14 rebounds
8. Jeb Ivey (190-PG-80) of Espoo United - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Arsene Towa (191-F-81) of Jarvenpaa - 11 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Mikael Sandberg (210-C-91) of TuNMKY - 17 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  FRANCE  

Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.4 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.7 
 3. Smith, Orchies17.1 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 5. Brooks, ALS Basket16.7 
 6. Geiger, SAP V.16.4 
 7. Newson, Lorient16.1 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres15.9 
 9. Kovanusic, ALS B.15.6 
 10. Monteiro, Caen15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Watt, Angers BC10.7 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.7 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel9.5 
 4. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.3 
 5. Nwaukoni, Angers B.8.3 
 6. Gourari, RAC Basket7.9 
 7. Cox, Challans7.6 
 8. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 9. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 10. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.1 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.0 
 3. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 4. Rathieuville, Rennes5.5 
 5. Bichard, RAC Basket5.2 
 6. Suhard, Angers BC5.0 
 7. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 8. Uzas, Angers BC4.8 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.6 
 10. Neri, ALS Basket4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Cornely, Caen2.5 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 4. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.3 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Pene, Rennes1.8 
 8. Correia, Souffel1.8 
 9. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
 10. Newson, Lorient1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes0.9 
 4. Cox, Challans0.9 
 5. Njiba, St Vallier0.9 
 6. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 7. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 8. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 9. Staniulis, Souffel0.8 
 10. Aded Hussein, St Valli.0.8 


Ones to Watch: Ntilikina and Hartenstein - by Eurobasket

Tony Parker, Goran Dragic and Pau Gasol are just a few players to travel over the United States to become stars in the NBA. Due to their success teams across the league are desperate to unearth the next gems to appear on European soil to become building blocks of their franchise.
The most recent man to make a dominant impact on the league - Giannis Antetokounmpo - was playing in the Greek A2 League before he was drafted in the first round in 2013 by the Milwaukee Bucks.
After a promising rookie season the Greek has developed into one of the leading forwards in the NBA, and is currently averaging 24 points per game for the Bucks this term. However, it may not be enough to guide his side into the playoffs, with the Bucks currently backed at 45/1 in the latest NBA betting odds to win the Eastern Conference.
However, his pedigree is just one of the many reasons why sides are scouring Europe for the best emerging talent. Here are two of the top players who could be moving across the pond to ply their trade in the States.

Frank Ntilikina (196-PG-98)

The 18-year-old has displayed his talent over the past two seasons with Strasbourg. He shares some similarities with his compatriot Parker, given the fact that both men ply their trade at point guard.
Ntilikina is not known for his ability to score points, but has excellent pedigree in spreading the ball around the court with an impressive range of passing. With his height, he can also be a force on the defensive side: at 6ft 5in he has a lengthy wingspan to disrupt opposing offenses and enough strength - at least in the LNB Pro A - to stand up to physical players.
He may need to work in the weight room to get into shape for the NBA, but his vision and passing ability make him one of the elite prospects available for sides in the draft.
Ntilikina was also named the most valuable player at the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship as he helped guide France to the crown for the fourth time. This suggests that the point guard will not be overawed by the big stage in the NBA, with character being a hugely important trait especially if he is selected by a struggling outfit.

Isaiah Hartenstein (211-F/C-98)

Hartenstein was born in the States, but made the move to Germany when he was only 10. However, nine years later he seems destined to return home to play in the NBA after starring in the FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship.
The 18-year-old led his side into the semi-finals of the competition where they suffered a disappointing exit at the hands of Lithuania and were then defeated by Italy in the third-place playoff.
Hartenstein put a below-par display against Lithuania, but notched 24 points against Italy in his side's final contest, while he was also a dominant force during the group stage and their quarter-final win over Spain. At 6ft 11in he has all the physical tools needed to thrive in the NBA and is potent in and around the net, seizing on his opportunities to score.
One criticism of his play has been his consistency, which could be seen in the championships, although the right coaching could make him into a perennial All-Star. Comparisons have been made with Dirk Nowitzki and due to his size and unique talent, Hartenstein could well be selected in the first round of the draft.



Dolomiti Energia Trento welcomes back Sutton, ex Nancy - by Eurobasket News

Dolomiti Energia Trento (Serie A) landed 31-year old American swingman Dominique Sutton (198-98kg-86, college: N.C.Central). It is actually his comeback to Trento as he has played here before. Sutton played recently at Sluc Nancy Basket Pro in French ProA. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries this year (!!!). In 6 ProA games he averaged 10.3ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.0apg and 1.8spg. Sutton also played earlier that season for ratiopharm Ulm in German BBL where in 8 ProA games he had 7.4ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg. He also played 4 games in Eurocup where he recorded 7.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.5spg.
In 2012 Sutton was drafted by Tulsa 66ers (D-League) in first round (6th overall).
The former N.Carolina Central staris in his fifth season in pro basketball.
Sutton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Among other achievements he received USBasket.com D-League All-Defensive 3rd Team award in 2015.
Sutton is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life in five different countries playing on four different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Sutton has played previously professionally in Greece (AE Ikaros Kallitheas), Philippines (Globalport and Air21 Express), D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Oklahoma City Blue) and Dominican Republic (Titanes Licey).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.4 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA18.1 
 5. Qvale, EWE Baskets17.0 
 6. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 8. Odum, Wuerzburg15.8 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.7 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dyshawn PIERRE
  Braunsch.
  (198-F-93)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Pierre, Braunsch.7.9 
 2. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Eatherton, Goett.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 7. Knight, Jena6.7 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.5 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.7.1 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.4 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg6.4 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm5.9 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.7 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.2 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Stewart, Walter T.1.9 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Siva, ALBA1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.6 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 8. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 9. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 20
 1. Alexander, ETB W.20.0 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau18.4 
 3. Kerusch, MBC18.2 
 4. Watkins, Nuernberg18.0 
 5. Williams, Kirchheim17.9 
 6. Nikolic, Baunach17.5 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.7 
 8. Warren, MBC16.0 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.4 
 10. Moore, Ehingen15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.2 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 4. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 5. Sturner, Dresden7.7 
 6. Wolf, Hamburg7.4 
 7. Jahn, Ehingen7.4 
 8. Nicholas, Trier7.0 
 9. Lawson, Chemnitz6.9 
 10. Pressley, Dresden6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.8 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.1 
 3. Zazai, MBC5.9 
 4. Moore, Ehingen5.9 
 5. Schmitz, Trier5.7 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.6 
 7. Vest, Uni Baskets5.6 
 8. Carter, Chemnitz5.4 
 9. Watkins, Nuernberg5.3 
 10. Williams, Koeln R.5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin TIGGS
  Crailsheim
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.8 
 2. Love, Kirchheim2.8 
 3. Hatten, MBC2.8 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.3 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 9. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.9 
 10. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Kratzer, Baunach1.7 
 3. Pressley, Dresden1.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 5. King, Koeln R.1.5 
 6. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 7. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Fraser, Ehingen1.2 
 10. Keppeler, Baunach1.2 


Tiggs' 26 points give him ProA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old swingman Kevin Tiggs (196-G/F-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Crailsheim and receives a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 17.
He had the game-high 26 points adding two rebounds and four assists for Crailsheim in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Nuernberg (#12, 6-11) with 31-point margin 99-68. Crailsheim maintains the 2nd position in German ProA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Crailsheim will need more victories to improve their 14-4 record. In the team's last game Tiggs had a remarkable 68.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Crailsheim's top player in his first season with the team. Kevin Tiggs averages this season 15.3ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Matt Vest (195-G-92) of Uni Baskets. He is American guard in his second season at Uni Baskets. In the last game Vest recorded impressive double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as Uni Baskets was edged by the higher-ranked Kirchheim (#3, 12-5) 93-90. This loss caused Uni Baskets to drop to 11th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Vest is well-known at Uni Baskets and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) of Baunach (#14). Kulboka scored 29 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Kulboka's great performance Baunach lost 70-75 to the higher-ranked Koeln Rh.Stars (#9, 8-9). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Baunach can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-12 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Kulboka he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Kulboka has a very solid season. In 13 games in Germany he scored 15.0ppg. He also has 4.5rpg and FGP: 54.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jonathon Williams (198-F-90) of Kirchheim - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Dennis Heinzmann (216-C-91) of Koeln Rh.Stars - 14 points and 14 rebounds
6. Djordje Pantelic (204-F/C-84) of MBC - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Kevin Tiggs (196-G/F-84) of Crailsheim - 25 points and 6 rebounds
8. Dan Oppland (203-F-84) of Nuernberg - 19 points and 11 rebounds
9. Rod Camphor (191-G-92) of Hamburg - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Till-Joscha Joenke (193-PG-92) of Hanau - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists

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



Hujic's 22 points and 8 rebounds give him ProB Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

19-year old point guard Haris Hujic (193-PG-97) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Oldenburg and receives a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds and seven assists for Oldenburg in his team's victory, helping them to beat Itzehoe (#8, 6-8) 76-68. Oldenburg is placed at 2nd position in their group in German ProB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Oldenburg will need more victories to improve their 10-4 record. In the team's last game Hujic had a remarkable four three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He just recently signed at Oldenburg, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Haris Hujic averages this season 17.1ppg and 4.2apg.

Second best performed player last round was Josh Smith (206-F-94) of Stahnsdorf. He is American forward in his first season at Stahnsdorf. In the last game Smith recorded impressive double-double of 22 points and 16 rebounds. Of course Stahnsdorf cruised to a 77-66 relatively comfortable win over slightly lower-ranked Recklinghausen (#12, 2-12). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in North. Stahnsdorf keeps 10th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-9 record. Smith is a newcomer at Stahnsdorf and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Patrick Carney (185-G-85) of Schalke (#6). Carney got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. He was a key player of Schalke, leading his team to a 86-77 win against slightly higher-ranked Bochum (#5, 9-5). Schalke needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams in North. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 7 lost games. Carney has a very solid season. In 13 games in Germany he scored 12.9ppg. He also has 3.4apg and and 3PT: 41.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kerry Carter (188-G-91) of Bayer Giants - 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Marcellus Barksdale (196-G-93) of Wuerzburg - 32 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Demetrius Ward (188-G-90) of Wolfenbuettel - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
7. Sascha Leutloff (202-F-82) of Leipzig - 26 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Khalil Kelley (203-C-91) of Wolfenbuettel - 26 points and 11 rebounds
9. Aaron Nelson (203-F-91) of Dragons - 28 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Jordan Talbert (198-F-91) of Karlsruhe PS - 26 points, 18 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Raymar Morgan claims German BBL weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Ratiopharm and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 28-year old power forward had the game-high 34 points adding five rebounds and three assists for Ratiopharm in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Jena (#12, 6-11) with 31-point margin 114-83. It allowed Ratiopharm to consolidate first place in the German BBL. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. The season is already in a full swing and Ratiopharm still have not lost a single game, getting all 17 victories. In the team's last game Morgan had a remarkable 64.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Ratiopharm and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Michigan State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Morgan is league's best scorer averaging so far 19.4ppg. Morgan is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 6.7rpg) and averages solid 60.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American swingman Alex Ruoff (198-F/G-86, agency: Inception Sports) of Goettingen. Ruoff impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Goettingen cruised to a 79-67 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Wuerzburg (#14, 5-12). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Goettingen managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-10 record. Ruoff is a newcomer at Goettingen and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.7ppg (#9). His other stats are also decent: 4.5rpg and 5.0apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Ryan Thompson (198-F/G-89, agency: BeoBasket) of Telekom Bsk (#7). Thompson got into 30-points club by scoring 33 points in the last round. He went also for four assists. Despite Thompson's great performance Telekom Bsk lost 70-85 to the higher-ranked Brose Bask. (#2, 16-1). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Telekom Bsk needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 8 lost games. Thompson has a great season in Germany. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 16.3ppg (7th best). He also has FGP: 66.4% and 3PT: 47.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dragan Milosavljevic (198-G/F-89) of ALBA - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Leon Radosevic (207-F/C-90) of Brose Bask. - 22 points and 5 rebounds
6. Dyshawn Pierre (198-F-93) of Braunschweig - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Braydon Hobbs (196-G-89) of Ratiopharm - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 12 assists
8. Geoffrey Groselle (212-C-93) of Braunschweig - 13 points and 13 rebounds
9. Danilo Barthel (208-PF-91) of B.Muenchen - 18 points and 6 rebounds
10. Chris Babb (196-G-90) of Ratiopharm - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Regionalliga Round 15 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of interesting games this round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most interesting game of round 15 in the Regionalliga was a home defeat of 4th placed Lich II (9-5) to third ranked Limburg (10-4) 88-74. It ended the three-game winning streak of Lich II. It was a key game for the second position in South-West. Limburg had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for power forward Kevin Yebo (202-96) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 9 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Julius Zurna (188-86) helped adding 28 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international Johannes Lischka (203-87) with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Lich II's coach Christian Knaus rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Limburg moved-up to second place in South-West, which they share with Speyer. Newly promoted Lich II dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe SC and Koblenz. Limburg is looking forward to face league's second-placed Speyer at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lich II will play against Karlsruhe SC (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Speyer (10-4) against twelfth ranked Tuebingen II (4-10) on Saturday night. Host Speyer was defeated by Tuebingen II in a tough game in Speyer 67-73. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Speyer. It was an exceptional evening for forward Rouven Haenig (198-86, college: Missouri Valley) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Max Kochendoerfer accounted for 20 points and 5 assists. Tuebingen II's coach Claus Sieghoertner allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Khobi Williamson (201-92, college: Hampden-Sydney) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds for Speyer in the defeat. Tuebingen II moved-up to tenth place in South-West, which they share with Stuttgart and Saarlouis/Dillingen. Speyer at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Limburg. Tuebingen II will play against league's leader BV Villingen-Schwenningen at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Speyer will play against Limburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Regionalliga top team - Coburg (12-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Rosenheim (5-9) 100-88. The best player for the winners was Steffen Walde who scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Coburg's coach Simon Bertram used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Jguwon Hogges who recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 6 steals (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!). Coburg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Newly promoted Coburg maintains first place in South-East with 12-1 record. Loser Rosenheim keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Ansbach. Coburg will meet league's second-placed Bad Aibling in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rosenheim will play against TSV Troester (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Regionalliga top team - Hagen BG (12-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eleventh ranked Hertener Loewen (5-10) 98-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. It was a good game for Moritz Krume who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Hagen BG's coach Kosta Filippou allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hagen BG. They maintain first place in West with 12-3 record, which they share with Muenster and Schwelm. Hertener Loewen at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Hagen BG's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Hagen to the arena Hagen-Haspe.
The game in Hannover was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Aschersleben (5-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Hannover Korb. (3-6). Aschersleben defeated Hannover Korb. 85-71 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Ljubisa Markovic who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Aschersleben moved-up to fourth place in North. Loser Hannover Korb. dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Aschersleben will face Wusterhausen (#11) in Wildau in the next round and are hoping to win another game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 15:
In North ALBA Berlin II was destroyed by Westerstede on the opponent's court 90-62. Rendsburg managed to outperform Wusterhausen in a home game 80-76. Weser Bsk/BTS was rolled over BSW Sixers on the road 98-65.
In South-East Herzogenaurach was defeated by Vilsbiburg on its own court 80-86. Ansbach smashed Leitershofen in a road game 99-68. Oberhaching lost to Bad Aibling at home 70-79. Treuchtlingen managed to outperform Bayreuth II on the opponent's court 74-71. Jena II managed to beat Schwabing in a home game 83-71. TSV Troester crushed Zwickau on the road 107-86.
In South-West Fellbach beat Heidelberg USC on its own court 87-80. Koblenz destroyed Mainz in a road game 92-64. Langen unfortunately lost to Karlsruhe SC at home 65-75. Kaiserslautern recorded a loss to Stuttgart on the opponent's court 89-92.
In West Salzkotten defeated Bonn II in a home game 104-97. Hagen-Haspe was smashed by Grevenbroich on the road 100-66. Herford won against Frintrop on its own court 82-69. Duesseldorf unfortunately lost to Ibbenbueren in a road game 87-99. Schwelm managed to beat Bielefeld at home 87-70. Muenster defeated Dorsten on the opponent's court 80-69.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 20 points and 7 rebounds by Julian Jasinski of Schwelm.


North
Westerstede - ALBA Berlin II 90-62

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 9th ranked ALBA Berlin II (3-7) was crushed on the road by tenth ranked Westerstede (3-6) 90-62 on Sunday. Westerstede forced 22 ALBA Berlin II turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by ALBA Berlin II's players. It was a great evening for swingman Lucien Schmikale (194-97) who led his team to a victory scoring 24 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Nigel Pruitt (201-94, college: Kennesaw St.) helped adding 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Pruitt is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was power forward Filip Stanic (204-98) with 13 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Daniel Kirchner (174-97) scored 12 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Westerstede moved-up to eighth place in North, which they share with Hannover Korb. ALBA Berlin II lost their fifth game in a row. They dropped to the tenth position with seven games lost. Westerstede will face higher ranked Vechta-2 (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. ALBA Berlin II will play against the league's leader Stade (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
ALBA Berlin II: F.Stanic 13+6reb+2ast, L.Herwig 12+6reb, D.Kirchner 12+4reb+3ast, B.Hundt 10+4reb+5ast, J.Knauf 5+5reb, R.Avdic 5+5reb+1ast
Westerstede: L.Schmikale 24+5reb+4ast, N.Pruitt 14+7reb+5ast, M.Kessen 12+5reb+1ast, A.Musovic 11+6reb+5ast, F.Borchers 9, B.Karmand 6+4ast
gschID: 482468


Rendsburg - Wusterhausen 80-76

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked Rendsburg (4-5) defeated at home 11th ranked Wusterhausen (2-8) 80-76 on Saturday. It was a great evening for American swingman Martell Collins (196-93, college: SW Oklahoma St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 5 rebounds. Center Christopher Geist (208-95) helped adding 13 points and 6 rebounds. Four Rendsburg players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was center Nico Draegert (208-90) with 22 points and 5 rebounds and forward Dmitrij Hasenkampf (193-86) scored 13 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Rendsburg moved-up to sixth place in North. Wusterhausen lost their eighth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with eight games lost. Rendsburg will face Weser Bsk/BTS (#7) in Neustadt in the next round. Wusterhausen will play at home against Aschersleben (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Wusterhausen: N.Draegert 22+5reb+1ast, D.Hasenkampf 13+7reb+2ast, S.Diallo 12+7reb+1ast, P.Giese 9+4reb+2ast, J.Schmidt 8+3reb+1ast, A.Giese 8+3reb+3ast
Rendsburg: M.Collins 27+5reb+2ast, M.Hillner 15+2reb+1ast, C.Geist 13+6reb+3ast, T.Haake 11+1reb+3ast, S.Gottschalk 7+11reb+1ast, J.Menges 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 482467


Hannover Korb. - Aschersleben 71-85

The game in Hannover was also quite interesting. Fifth ranked Aschersleben (5-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Hannover Korb. (3-6). Aschersleben defeated Hannover Korb. 85-71 on Saturday. Aschersleben looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a great evening for Slovenian-Serbian power forward Ljubisa Markovic (212-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Croatian Robert Kujundzic (202-94) helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Dutch guard Stefan Topalovic (193-95) with 17 points and 5 assists and Nigerian-British center Glen Izevbigie (208-85, college: Savannah St.) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five Aschersleben and four Hannover Korb. players scored in double figures. Aschersleben moved-up to fourth place in North. Loser Hannover Korb. dropped to the eighth position with six games lost. Aschersleben will face Wusterhausen (#11) in Wildau in the next round and are hoping to win another game.
Top scorers:
Hannover Korb.: S.Topalovic 17+3reb+5ast, G.Izevbigie 16+5reb+1ast, A.Tolaj 13+2reb+6ast, A.Schiess 10+3reb, N.Schall 9+10reb+1ast, W.Josh 6+2reb+2ast
Aschersleben: S.Harke 17+4reb, L.Markovic 16+11reb+2ast, B.Tenev 14+2reb+2ast, S.Hudson 12+3reb+2ast, A.Sakalauskas 12+2reb+2ast, R.Kujundzic 11+9reb+5ast
gschID: 482466


BSW Sixers - Weser Bsk/BTS 98-65

Not a big story in a game in Sandersdorf where 7th ranked Weser Bsk/BTS (4-7) was rolled over by third ranked Sixers (8-2) 98-65 on Saturday. Sixers dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Weser Bsk/BTS's 36. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Weser Bsk/BTS's players. It was a great evening for Croatian swingman Sandro Kordis (195-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Czech center Jaroslav Tyrna (207-86, college: New Orleans, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 10 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Sixers' coach Tomas Grepl felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was swingman Andreas Bruns (197) with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Lars Kaniok (195-80) scored 15 points and 8 rebounds. Five Sixers and four Weser Bsk/BTS players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Sixers. They moved-up to second place in North. Newly promoted Weser Bsk/BTS keeps the seventh position with seven games lost. Sixers will face RW Cuxhaven (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Weser Bsk/BTS will play against Rendsburg (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Weser Bsk/BTS: L.Kaniok 15+8reb, A.Bruns 15+5reb+5ast, J.Liermann 11+3reb+3ast, D.Mohammed Braimoh 10, E.Bertan 7+3reb+2ast, H.Gottwich 3+2reb+1ast
BSW Sixers: S.Kordis 19+7reb+3ast, T.Williams 14+7reb+1ast, E.Stankevicius 12+4reb+3ast, A.Markoc 11+1reb+6ast, J.Tyrna 10+11reb+6ast, R.Winterstein 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 482465


South-East
Herzogenaurach - Vilsbiburg 80-86

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Vilsbiburg (10-4) beat on the road 13th ranked Herzogenaurach (3-11) 86-80 on Saturday. Vilsbiburg made 22-of-29 free shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Herzogenaurach was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American-Czech point guard John Boyer (185-88, college: Buffalo, agency: Dynamics Global Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals. American swingman Kendall Timmons (195-90, college: Tulane) helped adding 15 points and 10 rebounds. Boyer is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Vilsbiburg's coach Holger Prote used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was point guard Matthew Meredith (194-0) with 22 points and Austrian swingman Michael Kaiser (195-82) scored 18 points. Four Herzogenaurach players scored in double figures. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Vilsbiburg. They moved-up to fourth place in South-East, which they share with TSV Troester. Herzogenaurach lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Vilsbiburg will face Jena II (#7) at home in the next round. Herzogenaurach will play against Ansbach (#10) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Herzogenaurach: M.Meredith 22+2reb, M.Kaiser 18+3reb+3ast, K.Wysocki 16+4reb+3ast, V.Nakic 13+3reb, B.Gahlert 5+1reb, T.Ngom Abdoulaye 4+3reb
Vilsbiburg: J.Boyer 21+6reb+6ast, M.Mayr 15+2reb, K.Timmons 15+10reb, A.Goderbauer 9, J.Guddemi 9+1reb, L.Novy 8+9reb+2ast
gschID: 482804


Coburg - Rosenheim 100-88

Regionalliga top team - Coburg (12-1) managed to deliver another win on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Rosenheim (5-9) 100-88. Coburg made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Coburg especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 66.7 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. The best player for the winners was guard Steffen Walde (190-92) who scored 28 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Fabian Franke (198-88) chipped in 29 points and 6 rebounds. Coburg's coach Simon Bertram used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Jguwon Hogges (173-86, college: Oregon Tech) who recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds, 9 assists and 6 steals (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and Lithuanian forward Osvaldas Gaizauskas (201-91, college: Ohio Valley) added 20 points respectively. Coburg have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Newly promoted Coburg maintains first place in South-East with 12-1 record. Loser Rosenheim keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. They share it with Ansbach. Coburg will meet league's second-placed Bad Aibling in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Rosenheim will play against TSV Troester (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Rosenheim: J.Hogges 25+6reb+9ast, O.Gaizauskas 20+3reb+2ast, D.Erceg 11+6reb, S.Weigel 9+2reb+2ast, S.Ebertz 9+2reb+2ast, A.Braa 8+5reb+2ast
Coburg: F.Franke 29+6reb+3ast, S.Walde 28+6reb+5ast, J.Burris 13+6reb+3ast, E.Molosciakas 7+3ast, S.Gligorovic 7+6ast, M.Herold 5+2ast
gschID: 482805


Leitershofen - Ansbach 68-99

There was no surprise in Diedorf where 12th ranked Topstar (3-11) was outplayed by tenth ranked Ansbach (5-9) 99-68 on Sunday. Ansbach had a 31-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 77.8 percentage. Ansbach looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Nick Freer (198-85, college: Grand Valley St.) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points. Forward David Kurpiela (195) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). The best for the losing side was American forward Joshua Hart (198-90, college: Va Intermont) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Michael Dorsch (193-96) scored 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Topstar's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ansbach moved-up to ninth place in South-East, which they share with Rosenheim. Topstar lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the twelfth position with 11 games lost. Ansbach will face Herzogenaurach (#13) at home in the next round. Topstar will play against Zwickau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Leitershofen: J.Hart 19+7reb+1ast, M.Dorsch 18+3reb+2ast, N.Hadzovic 12+5reb+2ast, M.Uhlich 7+2reb, E.Richter 6+1reb+3ast, R.Braun 4+2reb+2ast
Ansbach: N.Freer 28+2reb+2ast, D.Kurpiela 19+5reb+2ast, C.Imberi 14+3reb+1ast, M.Hertlein 14+4reb+4ast, P.Nzeocha 9+10reb, C.Roll 8+4reb+6ast
gschID: 482807


Oberhaching - Bad Aibling 70-79

No shocking result in a game in Deisenhofen where third ranked Bad Aibling (12-2) won against 8th ranked Oberhaching (6-8) 79-70 on Sunday. Bad Aibling forced 20 Oberhaching turnovers and had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Serbian center Miljan Grujic (206) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Malo Valerien (195-92) helped adding 22 points. Bad Aibling's coach Luca Burci used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Omari Knox (188-86, college: Bloomfield) with 30 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Janosch Koegler (190-93) scored 18 points. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Bad Aibling. They moved-up to second place in South-East. Loser Oberhaching keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Bad Aibling will face league's leader Coburg at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Oberhaching will play against Treuchtlingen (#3) in Treutchlingen and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Oberhaching: O.Knox 30+9reb+2ast, J.Koegler 18+4reb+2ast, T.Walter 13+6reb+1ast, B.Kitatu 4+1reb, F.Boerstler 3+2reb+1ast, M.Huebner 2+10reb+1ast
Bad Aibling: M.Valerien 22+4reb+1ast, M.Grujic 14+11reb+3ast, C.Weiss 12+6reb+4ast, M.Mirceta 8+5reb, M.Hack-Vazquez 8+1reb+1ast, S.Bradaric 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 482806


Bayreuth II - Treuchtlingen 71-74

Very expected game when 14th ranked Bayreuth 2 (1-13) was edged at home by third ranked Treuchtlingen (11-2) 74-71 on Saturday. It was a great evening for guard Tim Eisenberger (197-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. Swingman Florian Beierlein (195-95) helped adding 24 points. Four Treuchtlingen players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Montigo Alford (175, college: Boise St.) with 26 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and power forward Nils Dejworek (207-95, college: Valdosta St.) scored 13 points and 9 rebounds. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Treuchtlingen. They maintain third place in South-East with 11-2 record behind leader Coburg. Bayreuth 2 lost their tenth game in a row. They keep the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Treuchtlingen will face Oberhaching (#8) in Deisenhofen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bayreuth 2 will play on the road against Schwabing (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bayreuth II: M.Alford 26+4reb+6ast, N.Dejworek 13+9reb+1ast, M.Trieb 10+5reb+6ast, C.Kral 9+8reb+3ast, M.Adler 6+1reb, J.Seither 4+3reb
Treuchtlingen: F.Beierlein 24+4reb+3ast, T.Eisenberger 19+12reb+6ast, S.Schmoll 14+12reb+3ast, S.Geiselsoeder 12+6reb+1ast, A.Stecher 3+2reb, N.Jahnel 2+2reb+3ast
gschID: 482802


Jena II - Schwabing 83-71

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked Jena II (7-7) defeated at home 6th ranked Schwabing (8-6) 83-71 on Saturday. Jena II forced 20 Schwabing turnovers. It was a great evening for American Vincent Garrett (198-91, college: Green Bay) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. Darian Cardenas (198-95) helped adding 8 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Australian point guard Shane McDonald (188-85, college: Nova SE) with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Serbian guard Dimitrije Mrdja (188-98) scored 8 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Jena II moved-up to seventh place in South-East. Loser Schwabing keeps the sixth position with six games lost. Jena II will face higher ranked Vilsbiburg (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Schwabing: S.McDonald 15+9reb+4ast, S.Manzur 11+4reb, F.Fischer 9+6reb, H.Ballhausen 8+1reb+1ast, D.Mrdja 8+3reb+8ast, A.Okao 7+4reb
Jena II: V.Garrett 18+12reb+3ast, J.Kadasi 10+2reb, K.Glueck 10+2ast, R.Holthaus 9+1ast, R.Rietschel 8+2reb+1ast, D.Cardenas 8+5reb+3ast
gschID: 482803


Zwickau - TSV Troester 86-107

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Zwickau (4-10) was rolled over at home by fifth ranked TSV Troester (10-4) 107-86 on Saturday. TSV Troester well out of reach of Zwickau shooting 77.6 percent from the field and made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. TSV Troester shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 92.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for center Alexander Heide (206-91) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field). Center Erik Land (205-90) helped adding 23 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). TSV Troester's coach Johannes Laub felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was forward Andreas Endig (198-78) with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all thirteen shots !!!) and guard Hendrik Bellscheidt (193-90) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. TSV Troester moved-up to fourth place in South-East, which they share with Vilsbiburg. Zwickau lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the eleventh position with ten games lost. TSV Troester will face Rosenheim (#9) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Zwickau will play against Topstar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zwickau: A.Endig 27+5reb+4ast, H.Bellscheidt 16+4reb+10ast, M.Nagler 15+2reb+1ast, A.Andrus 11+8reb+8ast, F.Fraas 11+1reb+7ast, C.Ulbricht 6+2reb+1ast
TSV Troester: D.Dippold 23+3ast, E.Land 23+2reb+1ast, A.Heide 21+4reb+2ast, S.Lorber 11+1ast, D.McDuffie 10+4reb+8ast, L.Wagner 8+2ast
gschID: 482801


South-West
Fellbach - Heidelberg USC 87-80

Everything went according to plan when seventh ranked Fellbach (8-6) beat at home 13th ranked Heidelberg USC (3-11) 87-80 on Sunday. Fellbach forced 19 Heidelberg USC turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Fellbach made 7 blocks. It was a great evening for American forward Nick Mosley (203-88, college: Tarleton St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized Polish point guard David Michalczyk (180-89) helped adding 18 points and 12 assists. The best for the losing side was Sascha Kailing (198-88) with 25 points and 6 rebounds and Morris Hintz (193-95) scored 15 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Heidelberg USC's coach Ralf Schafer tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Fellbach maintains seventh place in South-West with 8-6 record. Heidelberg USC lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Fellbach will face higher ranked Koblenz (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Heidelberg USC will play against TV Langen (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Heidelberg USC: S.Kailing 25+6reb+3ast, C.Schmitt 16+7reb+1ast, M.Hintz 15+8reb+7ast, L.Steinort 15+6reb+1ast, J.Herbold 6+1reb, J.Haag 2+8reb+3ast
Fellbach: N.Mosley 28+10reb+3ast, N.Menck 20+6reb+3ast, D.Michalczyk 18+1reb+12ast, J.Tejada-Munoz 10+4reb+1ast, M.Ljoljic 5+6reb+1ast, J.Arbinger 4+1reb
gschID: 482625


Lich II - Limburg 74-88

The most interesting game of round 15 in the Regionalliga was a home defeat of 4th placed Lich II (9-5) to third ranked Limburg (10-4) 88-74. It ended the three-game winning streak of Lich II. It was a key game for the second position in South-West. Limburg had a 33-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for power forward Kevin Yebo (202-96) who led his team to a victory scoring 28 points and 9 rebounds. Lithuanian point guard Julius Zurna (188-86) helped adding 28 points and 5 rebounds. Four Limburg players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was the former international Johannes Lischka (203-87) with 26 points and 9 rebounds and forward Henning Schaake (201-95) scored 24 points and 6 rebounds. Lich II's coach Christian Knaus rotated twelve players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Limburg moved-up to second place in South-West, which they share with Speyer. Newly promoted Lich II dropped to the sixth position with five games lost. They share it with Karlsruhe SC and Koblenz. Limburg is looking forward to face league's second-placed Speyer at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lich II will play against Karlsruhe SC (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lich II: J.Lischka 26+9reb+1ast, H.Schaake 24+6reb+1ast, J.Schlaefer 11+3reb+1ast, N.Pompalla 3+3reb+4ast, Y.Ribbecke 2+4reb+1ast, P.Neumann 2
Limburg: J.Zurna 28+5reb+2ast, K.Yebo 28+9reb+3ast, D.Sekelja 11+12reb+4ast, T.Weber 10+10reb+9ast, J.Stallbohm 9+6reb+7ast, N.Klima 2+1reb
gschID: 482624


Mainz - Koblenz 64-92

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Mainz (5-9) was outplayed at home by fifth ranked Koblenz (9-5) 92-64 on Saturday. Koblenz dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Mainz's 34. Koblenz had a 22-11 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for Croatian point guard Zeljko Novak (184-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 assists. British forward Shore Adenekan (205-92, college: Seattle) helped adding 14 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Koblenz players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Christian Zander (188-85) with 16 points and Maximilian Befort (199-94) scored 10 points. Mainz's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Koblenz moved-up to fourth place in South-West, which they share with Karlsruhe SC and Lich II. Loser Mainz keeps the ninth position with nine games lost. Koblenz will face Fellbach (#7) at home in the next round. Mainz will play against Kaiserslautern and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mainz: C.Zander 16+2reb+2ast, A.Sharda 11+3reb, M.Befort 10+2reb+2ast, F.Bahlke 7+3reb+2ast, P.Schoen 5+1reb, T.Datz 4+1reb
Koblenz: Z.Novak 22+1reb+5ast, S.Adenekan 14+8reb+1ast, M.Abele 10+5reb+2ast, D.Tholey 10+3reb, P.Semaska 10+2reb+4ast, C.Novas Mateo 9+2reb
gschID: 482623


Langen - Karlsruhe SC 65-75

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Karlsruhe SC's (9-5) road victory over 7th ranked TV Langen (7-7) 75-65 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Croatian center Denis Vrsaljko (209-82) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Croatian swingman Luka Drezga (196-87) helped adding 27 points and 4 steals. Four Karlsruhe SC players scored in double figures. Karlsruhe SC's coach Jaivon Harris used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was guard Timothy Chabot (189-96) with 8 points and 6 rebounds and forward Chris Reinhardt (202-88) scored 10 points and 5 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Karlsruhe SC. They moved-up to fourth place in South-West, which they share with Lich II and Koblenz. Loser TV Langen dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Karlsruhe SC will face Lich II (#6) at home in the next round. TV Langen will play against Heidelberg USC and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Langen: J.Martiny 11+1ast, C.Reinhardt 10+5reb+2ast, P.Ross 10+4reb+1ast, T.Chabot 8+6reb+3ast, J.Overdick 8+5reb+2ast, L.Beuschlein 7+2reb+3ast
Karlsruhe SC: L.Drezga 27+1reb+3ast, D.Vrsaljko 19+17reb+4ast, M.Cardoso 13+3ast, E.Prasovic 10+10reb, A.Rueck 4, G.Krastev 2+7reb
gschID: 482621


Stuttgart - Kaiserslautern 92-89

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Stuttgart and 13th ranked Kaiserslautern had identical 3-10 record. This time Stuttgart used a home court advantage and edged the opponent from Kaiserslautern 92-89 on Saturday night. It was a great evening for forward David Rotim (197-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Forward Jonas Leidel (195-87) helped adding 18 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Waldemar Nap (202-93) with 25 points and 9 rebounds and Hungarian guard Gergely Hosszu (190-86) scored 24 points. Five Stuttgart and four Kaiserslautern players scored in double figures. Kaiserslautern's coach Jan Christmann tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Stuttgart (4-10) moved-up to tenth place in South-West, which they share with Tuebingen II and Saarlouis/Dillingen. Loser Kaiserslautern keeps the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Stuttgart will face Saarlouis/Dillingen (#10) in the next round. Kaiserslautern will play against Mainz and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kaiserslautern: W.Nap 25+9reb, G.Hosszu 24+4reb, K.Luyeye 13+5reb, J.McNeil 11+7reb+4ast, K.Croom 8+2reb+1ast, Y.Schulze 6+1ast
Stuttgart: J.Leidel 18+8reb+5ast, M.Schlafke 17+2reb+1ast, D.Rotim 16+14reb+4ast, C.Gundlach 15+3reb+2ast, D.Begagic 14+2reb+1ast, M.Bretz 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 482620


Speyer - Tuebingen II 67-73

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Speyer (10-4) against twelfth ranked Tuebingen II (4-10) on Saturday night. Host Speyer was defeated by Tuebingen II in a tough game in Speyer 67-73. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Speyer. It was an exceptional evening for forward Rouven Haenig (198-86, college: Missouri Valley) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 16 rebounds. Guard Max Kochendoerfer (192-85) accounted for 20 points and 5 assists for the winning side. Tuebingen II's coach Claus Sieghoertner allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American center Khobi Williamson (201-92, college: Hampden-Sydney) came up with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and guard Joshua Creek (189-87) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Speyer in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tuebingen II moved-up to tenth place in South-West, which they share with Stuttgart and Saarlouis/Dillingen. Speyer at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Limburg. Tuebingen II will play against league's leader BV Villingen-Schwenningen at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Speyer will play against Limburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Speyer: K.Williamson 18+14reb, J.Creek 16+7reb+3ast, A.Ellis 12+7reb+1ast, J.Salto 12+2reb+3ast, E.Albaladejo 6+6reb, J.Hartinger 3+1reb+1ast
Tuebingen II: M.Kochendoerfer 20+2reb+5ast, R.Haenig 18+16reb+3ast, P.Unger 17+2reb+2ast, A.Skaistlauks 11+3reb, V.Mitku 4+12reb+1ast, S.Saddedine 2
gschID: 482622


West
Salzkotten - Bonn II 104-97

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Salzkotten (9-6) defeated at home 8th ranked Bonn II (7-8) 104-97 on Saturday. Salzkotten dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Bonn II's 36 and made 24-of-31 free shots (77.4 percent) during the game. Salzkotten looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Bonn II was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard Bryce Leavitt (193-94, college: Seattle Pacific) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. Swingman Felix Wenningkamp (195-88) helped adding 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was Yannik Kneesch (203-96) with 20 points and 7 rebounds and Philipp Gruber (193-96) scored 21 points and 4 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Bonn II's coach Thomas Adelt tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Salzkotten moved-up to fifth place in West, which they share with Dorsten. Loser Bonn II keeps the eighth position with eight games lost. Salzkotten will face league's second-placed SG Schwelmer Baskets on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bonn II will play against Hertener Loewen (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bonn II: P.Gruber 21+2reb+4ast, Y.Kneesch 20+7reb+3ast, V.Blass 19+2reb+3ast, D.Falkenstein 13+4reb, A.Moeller 10+4reb+2ast, L.Mertz 6+2reb+6ast
Salzkotten: F.Wenningkamp 30+6reb+4ast, B.Leavitt 26+8reb+8ast, M.Finke 15+2reb+8ast, E.Kerfs 13+1reb+1ast, A.Boger 11+1reb, R.Gees 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 482991


Grevenbroich - Hagen-Haspe 100-66

Not a big story in a game when 13th ranked Hagen-Haspe (3-12) was rolled over on the road by fourth ranked Grevenbroich (10-4) 100-66 on Saturday. Grevenbroich dominated down low during the game scoring 74 of its points in the paint compared to Hagen-Haspe's 28. They outrebounded Hagen-Haspe 43-21 including a 35-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for British center Jasper Chiwuzie (205-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds (perfect from the field making all ten shots !!!). Croatian-Bosnian power forward Marko Boksic (201-93) helped adding 17 points and 4 assists. Four Grevenbroich players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Oscar Luchterhandt (195-91) with 21 points and 5 rebounds and forward Tresor Nsiabandoki (196-88) scored 14 points. Grevenbroich maintains fourth place in West with 10-4 record. Loser Hagen-Haspe keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Grevenbroich will face Duesseldorf (#8) on the road in the next round. Hagen-Haspe's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Hagen Hagen BG.
Top scorers:
Hagen-Haspe: O.Luchterhandt 21+5reb+1ast, T.Nsiabandoki 14+4reb, S.Ligons 9+6reb+2ast, M.Wasielewski 5+4reb+1ast, F.Tomann 5, K.Stockey 5+1ast
Grevenbroich: J.Chiwuzie 21+12reb+1ast, M.Penner 19+5reb, M.Boksic 17+4reb+4ast, F.Oladipo 10+7reb, L.Kazlauskas 10+2reb+5ast, F.Sadek 8+5reb+5ast
gschID: 482995


Herford - Frintrop 82-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Herford's (7-7) home victory over 10th ranked Frintrop (5-10) 82-69 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Herford. Frintrop was better in second period 24-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Herford forced 19 Frintrop turnovers. It was a great evening for Spanish power forward Guillermo De La Puente (198-91) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds. American swingman Josh Micheaux (195-90, college: Georgia St.) helped adding 17 points, 5 rebounds and 10 assists. Four Herford players scored in double figures. Herford's coach Markus Roewenstrunk used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was forward Kevin Kern (195-90) with 35 points (!!!) and American power forward Dijon Smith (203-89, college: Ft.Hays State) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Herford moved-up to seventh place in West. Newly promoted Frintrop keeps the tenth position with ten games lost. Herford will face Bielefeld (#14) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Frintrop will play against Dorsten (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Frintrop: K.Kern 35+3reb, D.Smith 10+7reb, M.Jahn 6+2reb+1ast, S.Rathjen 6+6reb+1ast, F.Horstmann 6+6reb, C.Bartels 4+7reb
Herford: G.De La Puente 21+12reb+2ast, P.Humke 19+6reb, J.Micheaux 17+5reb+10ast, J.Whelan 11+1reb+1ast, M.Berlic 8+3reb, J.Behrens 4+1reb
gschID: 482993


Ibbenbueren - Duesseldorf 99-87

There was an upset when higher ranked Duesseldorf (7-8) was defeated on the road by twelfth ranked Ibbenbueren (5-10) 99-87 on Saturday. Ibbenbueren looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for British guard Rishi Kakad (188-87, college: Hawaii-Pacific) who led his team to a victory scoring 31 points and 4 assists. American guard Chris Hortman (190-88, college: Wisc.-Stout) helped adding 19 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists. Ibbenbueren's coach Christian Beuing used entire bench and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was Lithuanian forward Dainius Zvinklys (203-90) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and guard Alexander Goolsby (191-87) scored 10 points and 6 assists. Four Duesseldorf players scored in double figures. Ibbenbueren moved-up to tenth place in West, which they share with Hertener Loewen and Frintrop. Duesseldorf lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with eight games lost. Ibbenbueren will face higher ranked Muenster (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Duesseldorf: D.Zvinklys 22+7reb+2ast, M.Dohmen 17, J.Lewis 15+2reb+1ast, A.Goolsby 10+3reb+6ast, S.Kehr 8+5reb, M.Kolovrat 8+1reb
Ibbenbueren: R.Kakad 31+2reb+4ast, C.Hortman 19+8reb+9ast, M.Massing 12+5reb+1ast, M.Post 9+10reb, F.Avermann 8, A.Placke 7+2ast
gschID: 482992


Hagen BG - Hertener Loewen 98-91

Regionalliga top team - Hagen BG (12-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat eleventh ranked Hertener Loewen (5-10) 98-91. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hertener Loewen. Hagen BG made 21-of-27 charity shots (77.8 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Hertener Loewen's players. It was a good game for Moritz Krume (202-94) who led his team to a victory with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Bulgarian guard Milen Zahariev (190-92) contributed with 16 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Hagen BG's coach Kosta Filippou allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Forward Felix Neumann (201-90) answered with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and Croatian guard Franjo Bubalo (194-88) added 19 points in the effort for Hertener Loewen. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Hagen BG. They maintain first place in West with 12-3 record, which they share with Muenster and Schwelm. Hertener Loewen at the other side dropped to the tenth position with ten games lost. Hagen BG's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Hagen to the arena Hagen-Haspe.
Top scorers:
Hertener Loewen: F.Neumann 21+10reb+2ast, K.Josephs 19+5reb+1ast, F.Bubalo 19+3reb+3ast, A.Penev 19+5reb+1ast, K.Sherrill 10+6reb, K.Nolte 3+2reb+1ast
Hagen BG: M.Krume 22+5reb+1ast, D.Crawford 17+2reb+1ast, M.Zahariev 16+9reb+2ast, P.Zahner-Gothen 11+4reb+9ast, H.Plioukas 11+1reb+3ast, J.Guenther 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 482990


Schwelm - Bielefeld 87-70

No shocking result in a game when second ranked SG Schwelmer Baskets (12-3) won against at home 14th ranked Bielefeld (1-14) 87-70 on Saturday. SG Schwelmer Baskets forced 20 Bielefeld turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. It was a great evening for power forward Julian Jasinski (201-96) who led his team to a victory scoring 20 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Mathias Perl (188-89) helped adding 11 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was guard Omar Zemhoute (190-91) with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Bulgarian forward Juliy Arabadzhiyski (204-93) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for SG Schwelmer Baskets. They keep a position of West leader, which they share with Muenster and Hagen BG. Bielefeld lost their tenth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the fourteenth place with 14 games lost. SG Schwelmer Baskets will face Salzkotten (#5) at home in the next round. Bielefeld will play against Herford (#7) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bielefeld: J.Brinkmann 17+5reb, O.Zemhoute 16+6reb+4ast, J.Arabadzhiyski 13+10reb, P.Marcic 10+1ast, D.Doekhi 8+3reb+2ast, B.Landgraf 6+2reb+4ast
Schwelm: J.Jasinski 20+7reb+2ast, M.Perl 11+4reb+5ast, V.Pinchuk 9+2reb+3ast, S.Schroter 8+5reb+1ast, K.Tota 7+2ast, M.Krieger 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 482996


Dorsten - Muenster 69-80

Rather expected game when 5th ranked Dorsten (9-6) was defeated at home by third ranked Muenster (12-3) 80-69 on Saturday. It was a great evening for American guard Gerrell Martin (190-93, college: LIU Brooklyn) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Forward Jan Koenig (201-93) helped adding 19 points and 5 rebounds. Muenster's coach Phillip Kappenstein used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was American David Golembiowski (203-89, college: SUNY Poly) with 14 points and 8 rebounds and Bulgarian Lyuben Paskov (196-90) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Muenster keeps a position of West leader, which they share with Schwelm and Hagen BG. Loser Dorsten keeps the fifth place with six games lost. Muenster will face Ibbenbueren (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dorsten will play against Frintrop (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Dorsten: N.Janoschek 14+5reb, D.Golembiowski 14+8reb+2ast, L.Paskov 11+6reb+3ast, F.Jetullahi 9+2reb, M.Pebole 9+2reb+1ast, M.Magusar 9+5reb+4ast
Muenster: G.Martin 22+3reb+2ast, J.Koenig 19+5reb+1ast, A.Hartmann 13+7reb+2ast, K.Haenig 8+9reb, D.Woltering 6+5reb+1ast, M.Jean-Louis 6+3reb+1ast
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Nicolas Laprovittola may sign at B.Muenchen - by Eurobasket News

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) is close to land 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90) who played last time at San Antonio Spurs in NBA. In 16 games he averaged 3.7ppg and 1.8apg this season.
The most of last season Laprovittola spent at Movistar Estudiantes in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 20 games he had 13.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). He also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 17 games he recorded 10.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Laprovittola also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.6spg.
Among other achievements he received Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Laprovittola has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Laprovittola also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
And here thanks to pro basketball Laprovittola experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Trent Weaver (FC Schalke) I Need To Work On Playing More To My Strengths On A Nightly Basis - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Trent Weaver (202-F/C-94, college: Ohio Dominican) is a 22 year old 203cm forward from Columbus, Ohio that is playing his rookie season in Europe in Germany with FC Schalke. He got an early taste of being a professional this year as he played for the Columbus Condors (CBA). Before turning professional he played for Ohio Dominican (NCAA2) from 2012-2016 playing atotal of 98 games. As a senior he played 28 games: 15.5ppg, 9.5rpg, 1.2apg, FGP: 52.4%, 3PT: 36.4%, FT: 72.5%. He spoke to eurobasket after the 86-77 win against the VFL Astrostars Bochum.

Trent congrats on the 86-77 win against the VFL AstroStars Bochum. How good does it feel coming into 2017 with a big win?

Thank you Miles. Coming into a new year, you always want to set the tone for the remainder of the season. The win against Bochum was a big one for us to gain momentum towards the Playoffs.

After a slow start in the first quarter, FC Schalke picked it up in the second quarter scoring 25 points. What adjustments did you make on the offensive end to be able to score easier?

As a team, we cleaned up a lot of the little errors that we were making defensively. Our defensive stops then lead to our offensive success.

Patrick Carney was in the zone scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter including two key three's in crunch-time. Would FC Schalke have won this game without Carney on this night?

Patrick definitely came up huge in the fourth by knocking down shots when he needed to. However, we had many guys for us making crucial plays on both ends of the floor that made a positive impact during the game.

Was this one of those performances that was just fun to watch on the court and from the bench?

The performance was steady and was not forced. Every shot made came within the flow of the game. It was exciting to see the crowds reaction after such consistency in making big plays. This made for an electric game atmosphere.

Would it be fair to say that Patrick Carney is that glue guy for the team? What is his most valuable attribute that he gives the team?

Pat is the type of guy that you want on your team. He is a true veteran that has been through various situations throughout his professional career in Germany. His presence as a leader whether he is the one knocking down the big shots or someone else is, is something that benefits our team on a daily basis.

This was another strong team rebounding performance. Do you feel like that whenever the club can rebound this well that they will always be in a good situation to win the game?

Rebounding is always atop of the list of priorities when preparing for any game at any level. If a team can come out on top on the rebounding battle, it creates second chances and overall more opportunities. This also significantly limits the opponents chances of being successful.

The team is 7-7 now. What was your overall summary of the first half of the season. How much potential does the team still have and where can it still improve?

I don't believe that anyone on our team is satisfied with a .500 record. We have lost to a few teams that we are more than capable of beating. Look for us to continue making up ground in the coming weeks.

The next game is against the Rostock Sea Wolves a game you won by 29 points. What is always the most tough thing besides underestimating an opponent when you play them a second time and what will be key in getting the win?

We really have no reason to underestimate any team in our league. It has been shown that anyone can beat anyone on any given night. After a long trip to Rostock, we need to come out mentally prepared to give our best shot in such an important game.

You are continuing to have a solid season averaging 11,8ppg and 5,1rpg. What was your personal summary of your own game at the break?

Honestly, there is so much left for me to improve on. I have had a few nice games individually down the stretch, but I need to work on playing more to my strengths on a nightly basis.

On what areas in your game do you want to pick up your game as the team moves to reach the playoffs?

I want to really get back to being aggressively smart on the offensive end. I need to begin finishing at the rim and knocking down jump shots at a more consistent rate, while letting the game come to me, rather than forcing things. I also need to attack the glass harder on both ends of the floor for the remainder of the season.

What did you learn to appreciate the most about the holiday season in Germany this season?

I really enjoyed feeling the vibe surrounding the local cities. The numerous Christmas shops throughout city centers were filled with character and really cool products.

Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?

Klay's performance on that night will easily go down as a top five of all time. I can't think of another player in the league today that could manage to do what he did and how he did it..11 dribbles!!

One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?

When Russell is currently doing, is remarkable. We have never seen someone consistently earn triple-doubles like that. As a lifelong Lebron fan and Ohio native, I still believe the King is on top of his throne and that the Cavs will win the championship.

What was your most memorable Christmas experience when you were a kid?

Not really sure about one specific experience. I just really enjoyed getting to spend quality time with family and eating delicious holiday dishes made by my mother and grandmother (Presents were also a nice touch).

What was the last movie that you saw?


Passengers.

Thanks Trent for the chat.




Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (Bakken Bears) We Have To Show The Fraport Skyliners That We Didn't Beat Them By Mistake The Last Time - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-G-93, college: Illinois St.) is a 23 year old 196cm forward from Orlando, Florida playing his rookie season with the Bakken Bears (Denmark-Ligaen). He started his basketball career at Eastern Oklahoma State College before moving to Illinois St. (NCAA) in 2014 where he played 28 games: 12.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.3apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 46.8%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 77.1%. In his senior year he played 31 games: 14.2ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 26.0%, FT: 71.2%. He spoke to eurobasket before the Champions League game

Devaughn thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Christmas and the new year have passed and we are in 2017. How did you come to experience your first holiday season overseas in Denmark?

Christmas in Denmark was a little different than what I'm use to because I wasn't with my actual family. But my girlfriend from home came to visit me so it was good not being all alone for Christmas.

On what childhood memories do you even think about today that you had when you were a kid in Orlando?

Honestly too many memories to just pick out one specific one. To pick something I will never forget will have to be winning a national championship as well as our state championship my senior year at West Oaks Academy with the record of 39-1.


Before we talk about the next Champions League game against the Fraport Skyliners, let's look back on the 74-68 loss against Slovenian club Helios. As a team you were so close to getting the win, but couldn't get over the hump in crunch-time. What was key in the last two minutes that Helios could get their second win of the competition?

They executed down the stretch and made plays both offensively and defensively to put themselves in position to win.

In the first game, Bakken kept Brandyn Curry pretty much under tabs holding him to 8 points, but he erupted in the second game for 23 points. What did Bakken get away from in this loss on the defensive side that allowed Curry to be more active on the offensive end?

Brandyn just came out with an aggressive mindset early and was able to get shots to fall from the beginning and he never looked back. Us defensively didn't step up to the plate to shut him down.

How much of a difference would the outcome of the game have been had Adama Darfoe been able to play? What did the Bakken game miss most with his absence besides added leadership?

His leadership most definitely would have helped. But because he's sitting out doesn't mean he can't be a leader from the sideline. We just weren't tough down the stretch to make winning plays to get the victory.

You had 20 points and 18 boards in the loss. This was the most offensive rebounds that you have had going back past your days at Illinois State. Do you learn some new capabilities in your rebounding game from this performance?

Not really I just try to play hard every night. My shot wasn't going in so I had to contribute some other way and going to the glass literally every position is why I ended up with so many rebounds. But I can't talk about that too much because we had an unsuccessful night.

You are having a very strong Champions League season averaging 18,0ppg,6,5rpg,1,5apg and 2,3spg. How difficult is it too truly enjoy and appreciate your own accomplishments when the team is always losing?

It's always good to have stats and what not. But it's never good nor fun when you lose. I can care less about the stats because of how terrible our Champions League record is.

You are also tearing up the Danish league and have scored in double figures in 11 Danish league games and 13 Champions League games. How has your game profited most from the Champions League games?

I can say the Champions League definitely helps with the way I've been playing in the Danish league because of the physicality and competition is totally different.

The Bakken Bears have three Champions League games left and next play the Fraport Skyliners. Do you feel like the Bakken Bears will be a notch more focused then in the first game knowing that was the only win they got so far this season?

I will say yes to that because we have to go to their home court and show them that we didn't beat them by mistake last time.

How tough is it in general winning almost every weekend in the Danish league and losing almost every mid week in the Champions League? How much of a test has this been for you as a rookie to be ready every game no matter what?

It hasn't been a good test. No one is ever happy with losing. But me being a rookie It's a blessing just having the opportunity.

Bakken had their only win against the Fraport Skyliners in the Champions League play and now face them on the road. This will be another do or die game for Frankfurt as they continue to look to secure the fifth and last spot to advance while Bakken are playing for pride. Could we await another grind out defensive battle?

That's what we are aiming for.

The Fraport Skyliners are a much different team than when you faced them in the first game as Ekene Ibekwe has left and former Iona sharp shooter AJ English has come on board. Bakken did a good job on the boards in the first game. What will be key to getting the win?

Defense and rebounding.

You most likely will have Quantez Robertson guarding you to make your basketball life on the court very difficult. You had no problems scoring 24 points in the first game. What kind of a mind set do you have in a return game where you know that your opponent will be extra motivated to shut you down better the second game?

Just go out there and hoop. If I get shut down scoring I'll do something different to help my team.

When you look back at your 2 year NCAA career at Illinois State what match up do you remember being the most difficult for you on the court that you didn't forget so quickly?

The only 2 signal digit games I had against northern Iowa.

I am sure that you are following Illinois State carefully from abroad, but how sure are you that you will be seeing your ex teammate Paris Lee somewhere in Europe next season or could you imagine him going the D-league route as a rookie?

I think he would be a great point guard somewhere in Europe.

Klay Thompson recently hit 60 points in 29 minutes touching the ball for only 90 seconds. Where does this performance rank with you?

He's a great player and in the regular season they don't play defense in the NBA that's why all these players can do all this crazy stuff.

One always talks about Lebron and Curry, but one has to mention Russell Westbrook. He is averaging triple double stats at the moment. Is he stat wise the best player in the world right now?

He's my favorite player and I think he's the best player in the league. Just my opinion I also respect all the other greats like KD Lebron Curry etc.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Home alone.

Thanks Devaughn for the chat.





B.Muenchen lands Marko Pecarski, ex Mega Leks - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

FC Bayern Muenchen (BBL) tabbed Serbian-Spaniard center Marko Pecarski (208). He played most recently at the junior team of Mega Leks in Serbian KLS league. In only one Adriatic League game he had just 2 points and 2 rebounds last season.
Pecarski received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 1st Team award in 2016.
The previous (14-15) season Pecarski played at KK Zemun (2MLS) in Serbian league.
His team made it to the U17 Championships Semifinals in 2014.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships U16 in Radom (Poland) last year. His stats at that event were 7 games: Score-1 (26.6ppg), Reb-1 (15.9rpg), 1.0spg, Blocks-5 (1.1bpg), FGP: 52.5%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 79.6%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Champions League: PAOK beat visiting Neptunas - by Eurobasket News

PAOK - Neptunas 82:73

PAOK clinched the sixth victory in Champions League Group C. They fired past Neptunas for 6-6 record. Thaddus McFadden (188-G-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up with 31 points to lead the winners.
PAOK and Neptunas exchanged baskets throughout the opening quarter. The scoreboard read 18:18 ten minutes into the game. PAOK unloaded 26 points in the second term to gain a 9-point halftime lead. The hosts stretched the gap in the third term. PAOK entered the final stanza up by 15 points and never looked back en route to the victory. Antonios Koniaris (196-PG-97) and Jordan Sibert (193-G-92, college: Dayton) tossed in 9 points apiece in the win. Larry Drew II (188-PG-90, college: UCLA) responded with 31 points for Neptunas. Omari Johnson (206-F-89, college: Oregon St.) tossed in 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss.

PAOK: Thaddus McFadden 31, Antonios Koniaris 9, Jordan Sibert 9
Neptunas: Larry Drew II 31, Omari Johnson 15+12 boards



Greek A1 round 13 best performance: Yiannis Psathas - by Eurobasket News

Forward Yiannis Psathas (198-F-83) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Doxa Lefkadas, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 33-year old player had a double-double of 27 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat AGOR (#7, 6-7) 86-80. Doxa Lefkadas maintains the 14th position in Greek A1. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked at the very bottom. They already lost 10 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Psathas had a remarkable 100.0% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Yiannis Psathas averages this season 6.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Jordan Morgan (203-F-91) of Kymis. Morgan had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 13 rebounds. Bad luck as Kymis lost that game 72-90 to league's leader Olympiacos (#1, 13-0). Kymis managed to keep the same 8th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Morgan is a newcomer at Kymis and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Trevor Releford (183-PG-91) of Kolossos HH (#6). Releford showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. Despite Releford's great performance Kolossos HH lost 67-74 to the lower-ranked Trikalla (#13, 4-9). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Kolossos HH needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 7 victories and 6 lost games. Releford has a great season in Greece. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.5ppg (6th best) and assists with 4.0apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chris Singleton (206-F-89) of Panathinaikos - 15 points and 13 rebounds
5. Juvonte Reddic (206-F-92) of Kolossos HH - 14 points and 5 rebounds
6. Justin Robinson (185-PG-87) of Doxa Lefkadas - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Markel Starks (188-G-91) of Koroivos - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Dejan Kravic (211-F/C-90) of AGOR - 18 points and 4 rebounds
9. Toddrick Gotcher (193-SG-93) of Koroivos - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Kenny Hall (206-F/C-90) of Koroivos - 13 points and 6 rebounds

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



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A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
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  Avg: 22.5
 1. Govens, Falco KC22.5 
 2. Lilov, Szedeak21.3 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok20.5 
 4. Pacher, Vasas19.9 
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