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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 14: MZT Skopje - Zadar 92-65
Jan. 14: Karpos Sokoli - Cibona 76-70
Jan. 14: Buducnost - Igokea 75-60
Jan. 15: Cedevita - Mega Leks
Jan. 15: Crvena Zvezda - Krka
Jan. 15: FMP - Mornar Bar
Jan. 15: Un.Olimpija - Partizan


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar19.2 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.4 
 4. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija17.1 
 5. Lukovic, Krka16.8 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan16.6 
 7. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.9 
 8. Sakic, Cibona14.9 
 9. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.14.9 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Lukovic, Krka7.8 
 3. Kaba, Mega Leks7.8 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.4 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Zagorac, Mega Leks7.1 
 7. Bolden, FMP7.0 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.9 
 2. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.8 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 5. Covic, FMP6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar5.2 
 8. Radivojevic, Igokea4.9 
 9. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Ramljak, Zadar1.9 
 3. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 4. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 5. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.7 
 6. Kaba, Mega Leks1.7 
 7. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 8. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
 10. Rozic, Cibona1.5 
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, FMP1.2 
 6. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 7. Scott, MZT Skopje1.2 
 8. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 9. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 18-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-8 
 3. Regatas C. 15-9 
 4. Instituto 14-11 
 5. Quimsa 13-10 
 6. Olimpico LB 13-13 
 7. La Union 11-14 
 8. Libertad S. 10-13 
 9. Atenas 10-15 
 10. Echague 4-20 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 18-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 16-8 
 3. Weber Bahia 15-10 
 4. Argentino 13-12 
 5. GECR Indalo 12-11 
 6. Obras Basket 12-12 
 7. Penarol 11-15 
 8. Quilmes MP 10-15 
 9. Boca Jrs 7-17 
 10. Hispano Am. 7-19 

Regular Season: Round 27

Jan. 13: Obras Basket - Penarol 86-93
Jan. 13: San Martin C. - La Union 81-75
Jan. 14: Instituto - San Lorenzo 76-75
Jan. 14: Ferrocarril - Hispano Am. 71-75
Jan. 13: Weber Bahia - Atenas 105-93
Jan. 13: Echague - Olimpico LB 105-87
Jan. 15: Quilmes MP - Quimsa
Jan. 15: GECR Indalo - Regatas C.
Jan. 15: Libertad S. - Olimpico LB
Jan. 16: Boca Jrs - Hispano Am.
Jan. 16: Atenas - San Lorenzo
Jan. 17: Ferrocarril - Regatas C.
Jan. 17: Penarol - Quimsa
Jan. 17: Argentino - Estudiantes C.
Jan. 17: La Union - Echague


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.5
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.5 
 2. Green, Instituto18.9 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.4 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 5. Baxley, Atenas18.2 
 6. Horner, Obras B.18.2 
 7. Reed, Penarol16.5 
 8. Johnson, Weber B.16.3 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.1 
 3. Johnson, Weber B.10.1 
 4. Clancy, Instituto9.8 
 5. Horner, Obras B.9.2 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.8 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.6 
 9. Ruiz, Libertad S.8.1 
 10. Jones, Atenas8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.5 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.4 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.7 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.1 
 6. Ciorciari, Instituto4.9 
 7. Hopson, Quimsa4.9 
 8. Perez, Boca Jrs4.9 
 9. Cantero, San M.4.7 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Garcia, San M.2.2 
 2. De los Santo., GECR I.2.1 
 3. Solano, Echague2.1 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.7 
 8. Lescano, San M.1.6 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.2 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.8 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 13-4 
 2. Barrio Parque 11-5 
 3. San Isidro 11-6 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-10 
 5. Independiente BBC 4-13 
 6. SP Las Parejas 3-14 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 12-6 
 2. Temperley 10-6 
 3. Platense 10-7 
 4. Parque Sur 10-7 
 5. Rocamora 9-9 
 6. La Union 4-12 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-14 
North
 1. Comunicaciones 14-4 
 2. Hindu 13-3 
 3. Villa Angela 11-6 
 4. Villa San Martin 8-10 
 5. Salta Basket 7-9 
 6. Mitre Tuc. 5-13 
 7. Obera TC 3-13 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 14-5 
 2. Olimpo BB 12-5 
 3. Alianza Viedma 8-9 
 4. Huracan 8-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 6-11 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-11 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 14: Olimpo BB - Alianza Viedma 91-86
Jan. 14: Petr.Argentino - Ciclista 74-89
Jan. 14: Rocamora - Estudiantes O. 73-72
Jan. 14: Platense - Huracan 67-88
Jan. 16: Parque Sur - Estudiantes O.
Jan. 16: Temperley - Huracan
Jan. 16: Barrio Parque - San Isidro
Jan. 16: Hindu - Obera TC
Jan. 17: Atenas Carmen - Petr.Argentino
Jan. 18: SP Las Parejas - Mitre Tuc.
Jan. 18: La Union - Estudiantes O.
Jan. 18: Gimnasia LP - Huracan
Jan. 18: Villa San Martin - Obera TC
Jan. 18: Independiente BBC - Villa Angela
Jan. 19: Platense - Parque Sur
Jan. 19: Alianza Viedma - Petr.Argentino
Jan. 19: BHY Tiro Federal - Hindu


Penarol tabs Roy Booker, ex Bauru - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) inked 33-year old American shooting guard Roy Booker (191-95kg-84, college: Southeast Missouri State). He played in the summer at Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league. In 8 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2006 Booker was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in second round (12th overall).
He attended Southeast Missouri State and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Booker played in the final of Paulista League.
Among other achievements he received Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team award in 2015.
Booker is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to thirteen different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Booker has played previously professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Cyprus (Etha), France (Saint Vallier and Lille Metropole), Germany, Holland, Hungary (Kormend and Marso Nyiregyhazi KK), Israel (Hapoel Afula), Slovakia (Prievidza), Syria (Al Karameh), Turkey, Australia (Ballarat Miners) and D-League (Texas Legends).
His game is described as: A combo guard with great scoring skills. He is working on his handle and court vision to become a true PG.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata signs Raul Salvatierra, ex BOL NT - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) signed 26-year old Bolivian international forward Raul Salvatierra (200-91). just played at Bolivian National Team in Bolivian league.
He also represented Bolivia at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, Reb-2 (9.6rpg), 1.2apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 50.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Kaohsiung 89-6 
 2 Singapore S. 7-2 
 3 Hong Kong ELL 5-1 
 4 Alab Pilipinas 4-2 
 5 KL Dragons 1-4 
 6 Saigon H. 1-92 

Regular Season: Round 6

Jan. 14: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 99-85
Jan. 13: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons 87-70
Jan. 13: Alab Pilipinas - Singapore S. 74-72
Jan. 15: KL Dragons - Alab Pilipinas
Jan. 15: Singapore S. - Hong Kong ELL



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 15-7 
 2. Hawks 12-10 
 3. United 11-11 
 4. Kings 11-12 
 5. Wildcats 10-10 
 6. Breakers 9-12 
 7. Bullets 9-12 
 8. Taipans 8-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 14: United - Taipans 92-85
Jan. 13: Breakers - Kings 92-74
Jan. 13: Hawks - Bullets 85-80
Jan. 14: Wildcats - 36ers 84-95
Jan. 12: 36ers - United 100-73
Jan. 15: Bullets - Breakers
Jan. 16: Taipans - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ware, United22.6 
 2. Randle, 36ers22.2 
 3. Prather, Wildcats20.4 
 4. Newley, Kings17.4 
 5. Goulding, United17.2 
 6. Lisch, Kings17.0 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 8. Penney, Breakers16.6 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.3 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Craig, Bullets8.3 
 2. Boone, United7.8 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.0 
 5. Knight, Wildcats6.7 
 6. Mitchell, Breakers6.6 
 7. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 8. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.5 
 10. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
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, United4.4 
 5. Newley, Kings4.2 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 8. Worthington, Taipa.3.7 
 9. Lisch, Kings3.7 
 10. Sobey, 36ers3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 3. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 4. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 5. Jackson, United1.4 
 6. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 7. Ware, United1.3 
 8. Newley, Kings1.3 
 9. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
 10. Trice, Taipans1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel MCKAY
  Wildcats
  (206-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. McKay, Wildcats1.9 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 3. Carter, Breakers1.3 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 5. Boone, United1.2 
 6. Whittington, Kings1.1 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Maric, Kings0.7 
 9. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 
 10. Knight, Wildcats0.7 



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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 13-2 
 2. Gmunden 12-5 
 3. Wels 10-6 
 4. Kapfenberg 8-8 
 5. Vienna 7-9 
 6. Arkadia 7-10 
 7. Furstenfeld 6-9 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-11 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: Arkadia - Gmunden 72-60
Jan. 15: Oberwart - Vienna
Jan. 15: Klosterneuburg - Furstenfeld
Jan. 15: UBSC Graz - Kapfenberg


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, Arkadia19.4 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart17.2 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.8 
 7. Jackson, Oberwart16.1 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.16.0 
 9. Rados, Klostern.15.7 
 10. Murati, Gmunden15.7 
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. Vay, Arkadia8.5 
 4. Lamesic, Wels8.4 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia8.3 
 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: 6.8
 1. Danek, Arkadia6.8 
 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, Arkadia1.1 
 6. Naylor, UBSC G.0.9 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 8. Baptiste, Kapfe.0.8 
 9. Steed, Gmunden0.8 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.8 


Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 11-1 
 2. Rocks 9-2 
 3. Lions 9-3 
 4. Dragons 7-3 
 5. Raiders 7-5 
 6. KOS 6-6 
 7. Timberwolves 5-6 
 8. BBU S. 5-7 
 9. Flames 2-9 
 10. Warriors 2-9 
 11. Piraten 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Mustangs - Piraten 85-60
Jan. 14: KOS - Raiders 83-81
Jan. 14: BBU S. - Flames 74-64
Jan. 14: Warriors - Lions 58-74
Jan. 15: Dragons - Timberwolves



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  BAHAMAS  

Standings

NPBA Standings
 1. Giants 7-1 
 2. Stingers 6-1 
 3. Bahamas Univ. 5-1 
 4. Regulators 5-1 
 5. Shockers 5-4 
 6. Cybots 5-4 
 7. Rockets 3-5 
 8. Pirates 3-6 
 9. Pros 2-4 
 10. Legends 1-4 
 11. Cleaners 1-5 
 12. Rebels 0-7 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 14: Regulators - Pros
Jan. 16: Legends - Cybots
Jan. 16: Pirates - Stingers
Jan. 18: Stingers - Rockets
Jan. 20: Regulators - Rebels
Jan. 20: Cleaners - Giants


Shockers Stun The Caribs 82-59 - by Eurobasket News

THE University of the Bahamas Caribs, coming off a 2-1 performance in the Sun Coast Men's Basketball Classic last week, suffered their first loss of the New Providence Basketball Association regular season. The Real Deal Shockers stunned the Caribs 82-59 in one of two games played at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night. Salathiel Dean was one of three players in double figures, scoring 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in 22 minutes and 13 seconds to help the Real Deal secure the win. Dean also had 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two block shots. Vernal Johnson chipped in with 16 points off the bench and William Rigby had 10 points and eight rebounds. Kamal Murphy also came of the bench and netted nine points with three rebounds and four turnovers. Lamont Armaly (with right assists), Jackson Dalmon (12 rebounds), Floyd Armbrister (five rebounds), Ishad Cornish and Diangelo Woodside (eight rebounds) all scored four points. Kemsy Sylvester, in matching Dean's game high 27 points on 10-for-18 from the field and 7-for-13 from the free throw line, led the University of the Bahamas in 39:15 minutes. Justin Smith was held to 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and six turnovers; Jason Stubbs (188-PG-86, college: Simpson, CA) had seven points and Brian Jennings added five points and seven rebounds. The win pushed the Real Deal's second place record to 7-3 behind the University of the Bahamas, who dropped to 5-1. The Caribs were coming of their 72-60 win over Trinity College in their final game of their recent trip to Tampa, Florida after they lost their first two games in the tournament to Florida College and Georgia Northwestern Tech.
Courtesy of: tribune242.com



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Balkan League round 11 best performance: Milivoje Mijovic - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Power forward Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) had an amazing evening in the last round for Kozuv, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 25-year old player had a double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while his team outclassed Sigal Prishtina (#6, 2-6) with 27-point margin 92-65. Kozuv maintains the 5th position in Balkan League . Kozuv is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 3-5 record. In the team's last game Mijovic had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kozuv's top player in his first season with the team. Milivoje Mijovic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.5rpg) and averages impressive 58.5% FGP and 42.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Jabarie Hinds (180-PG-92) of Sigal Prishtina. Hinds had a very good evening with 24 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Sigal Prishtina lost that game 86-94 to the higher-ranked Beroe (#2, 5-3). Sigal Prishtina managed to keep the same 6th spot in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Sigal Prishtina managed to get this year. Hinds is a newcomer at Sigal Prishtina, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Kozuv's star - Bulgarian forward Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-F-90, agency: Interperformances). Yanev Georgiev showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, five rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of Kozuv, helping his team with a 92-65 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Sigal Prishtina (#6, 2-6). The chances of Kozuv not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 5 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Yanev Georgiev could try to bring Kozuv's a little bit higher in the standings. Yanev Georgiev has a very solid season. In 2 games in Balkan League he scored 13.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Bojan Krstevski (206-F/C-89) of Kozuv - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Tihomir Zhelev (193-SG-90) of Beroe - 19 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Drilon Hajrizi (203-F-91) of Sigal Prishtina - 26 points and 7 rebounds
8. Aaron Jones (206-F-93) of Beroe - 13 points and 7 rebounds
9. Stjepan Tesija (206-F/C-89) of Beroe - 11 points and 7 rebounds
10. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 6 points, 6 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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Round 13: Rapla lose to Barons Riga - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Estonian Rapla (8-3) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Latvian Barons Riga (9-2) 77-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Rapla. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Barons Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely Rapla outrebounded Barons Riga 56-39 including a 25-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Davis Geks (192-95) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. At the losing side Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds. Barons Riga have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. Barons Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play at home against Barsy Atyrau and is hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Rapla. First ranked Estonian host Rapla (8-3) defeated 4th placed Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (4-6) 83-71. Puerto Rican guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and Thomas van der Mars accounted for 14 points and 15 rebounds. American point guard Lateef McMullan (180-90, college: Portland St.) came up with 26 points for Liepaja/Triobet in the defeat. Liepaja/Triobet's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Rapla. Despite that victory Rapla went down to second position due to points difference. Liepaja/Triobet lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with TTU. Rapla will play against Barsy Atyrau (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Liepaja/Triobet will play against Nevezis in Kedainiai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to fourth ranked Latvian Jurmala (5-6) 88-52 on Thursday evening. Arturs Duselis fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Trevin Parks produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Jurmala maintains fourth place with 5-6 record, which they share with BK Ogre. Barsy Atyrau lost their eighth game in a row. Defending Kazakhstan champion still closes the standings with eight games lost. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Barsy Atyrau will play against the league's second-placed Rapla (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to third ranked Lithuanian Nevezis (7-3) 103-73. Worth to mention a great performance of Toni Prostran who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nevezis maintains third place with 7-3 record having just three points less than leader Barons Riga. Barsy Atyrau lost their eighth game in a row. Defending Kazakhstan champion still closes the standings with eight games lost. Nevezis' next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#5) at home. Barsy Atyrau will play against the league's second-placed Rapla and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
The game in Parnu was also quite interesting. 4th placed Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (4-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Estonian Parnu (3-8). Parnu did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 93-75 on Wednesday. Mihkel Kirves stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Liepaja/Triobet's coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Parnu maintains sixth place with 3-8 record. Liepaja/Triobet lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Parnu will face Barsy Atyrau (#7) at home in the next round. Liepaja/Triobet will play against Nevezis in Kedainiai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 13 P.Zvaigzdes destroyed Tarvas on the opponent's court 112-77. TTU were outscored by P.Zvaigzdes in a home game 71-106.


Rapla - Barons Riga 66-77

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Estonian Rapla (8-3) at the home court on Friday night. Hosts were defeated by Latvian Barons Riga (9-2) 77-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Rapla. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Barons Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Strangely Rapla outrebounded Barons Riga 56-39 including a 25-9 advantage in offensive rebounds. Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and Davis Geks (192-95) chipped in 19 points and 5 assists. Four Barons Riga players scored in double figures. At the losing side Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) responded with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 16 rebounds and Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Barons Riga have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Rapla at the other side dropped to the second place with three games lost. Barons Riga will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Rapla will play at home against Barsy Atyrau and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Rapla: T.van der Mars 22+16reb+2ast, R.Suarez 14+4reb+1ast, D.Bratoz 12+7reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 9+9reb+2ast, K.Voolaid 9+9reb+2ast, S.Kaldre 0+10reb+2ast
Barons Riga: D.Geks 19+1reb+5ast, D.Krestinin 13+13reb+1ast, D.Zonne 12+5reb+1ast, K.Mediss 11+3reb+1ast, R.Freimanis 8+4reb+3ast, T.Larson 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 495350


Jurmala - Barsy Atyrau 88-52

Bottom-ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to fourth ranked Latvian Jurmala (5-6) 88-52 on Thursday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Jurmala. Barsy Atyrau managed to win third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Jurmala held Barsy Atyrau to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 46.1 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Barsy Atyrau 52-30 including a 39-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Jurmala looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by Barsy Atyrau's players. Forward Arturs Duselis (201-89) fired 19 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Guard Edmunds Elksnis (187-90) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Jurmala players scored in double figures. American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Nikolay Bazhkin (198-90) added 5 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Jurmala maintains fourth place with 5-6 record, which they share with BK Ogre. Barsy Atyrau lost their eighth game in a row. Defending Kazakhstan champion still closes the standings with eight games lost. Jurmala will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Barsy Atyrau will play against the league's second-placed Rapla (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barsy Atyrau: T.Parks 19+7reb, R.Cook 7+2reb, N.Bazhkin 5+7reb, I.Zhunussov 5, V.Matyukevych 4+1reb, M.Yevstigneyev 3+2reb+1ast
Jurmala: A.Duselis 19+7reb+3ast, E.Elksnis 15+5reb+3ast, U.Pinete 14+2reb+3ast, E.Jeromanovs 10+5reb+7ast, V.Iljins 10+11reb, M.Saulitis 9+6reb+3ast
gschID: 495349


Parnu - Liepaja/Triobet 93-75

The game in Parnu was also quite interesting. 4th placed Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (4-6) played at the court of sixth ranked Estonian Parnu (3-8). Parnu did not have too big problems and got a relatively easy victory 93-75 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 18 points. Forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds for the winners and power forward Reinar Hallik (208-84) chipped in 14 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Parnu players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) responded with 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and power forward Artjoms Butjankovs (205-91) scored 21 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Liepaja/Triobet's coach tested twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Parnu maintains sixth place with 3-8 record. Liepaja/Triobet lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Parnu will face Barsy Atyrau (#7) at home in the next round. Liepaja/Triobet will play against Nevezis in Kedainiai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Butjankovs 21+3reb+1ast, M.Griffin 16+8reb+5ast, A.Ausejs 9+2ast, C.Montgomery 8+4reb, D.Rozitis 6+6reb+1ast, L.McMullan 5+1reb+4ast
Parnu: M.Kirves 28+13reb+2ast, E.Seskus 17+2reb+1ast, D.Bubalo 16+7reb+1ast, R.Hallik 14+7reb+5ast, S.Sutt 8+2ast, R.Raap 5+1reb+3ast
gschID: 495347


Tarvas - P.Zvaigzdes 77-112

Very expected game when 13th ranked Estonian BC Rakvere (2-8) was crushed at home by eighth ranked Lithuanian P.Zvaigzdes (10-1) 112-77 on Wednesday. The game without a history. P.Zvaigzdes led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BC Rakvere's 38 and made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. P.Zvaigzdes had a 33-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by BC Rakvere's players. Canadian-Lithuanian point guard Evaldas Zabas (188-88) stepped up and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and Russian forward Nikita Balashov (207-91, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four P.Zvaigzdes players scored in double figures. At the losing side American power forward Justin Baker (203-89, college: Utah Valley) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Oliver Metsalu (196-93) scored 12 points and 6 rebounds. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play eleven players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for P.Zvaigzdes. They maintain eighth place with 10-1 record. BC Rakvere lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with eight games lost. P.Zvaigzdes will have a break next round. BC Rakvere will play at home against COR-Borisfen (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tarvas: J.Baker 28+11reb, T.Eichfuss 12+4reb+2ast, O.Metsalu 12+6reb+1ast, S.Post 8+4reb+5ast, T.Peil 6+2reb, S.Saaremael 4+2reb
P.Zvaigzdes: E.Zabas 26+5reb+4ast, N.Balashov 16+8reb+2ast, E.Dimsa 15+9reb, A.Agafonov 14+2reb+1ast, J.Tamulis 11+4reb+3ast, D.Low 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 495348


Nevezis - Barsy Atyrau 103-73

Bottom-ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (0-8) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their eighth consecutive match to third ranked Lithuanian Nevezis (7-3) 103-73. The game without a history. Nevezis led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-25 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Nevezis outrebounded Barsy Atyrau 40-25 including a 31-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 31 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Barsy Atyrau's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 assists. Serbian forward Ivan Smiljanic (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) contributed with 14 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) answered with 10 points and 9 assists and swingman Pavel Ilin (196-92) added 17 points in the effort for Barsy Atyrau. Five Nevezis and four Barsy Atyrau players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Nevezis maintains third place with 7-3 record having just three points less than leader Barons Riga. Barsy Atyrau lost their eighth game in a row. Defending Kazakhstan champion still closes the standings with eight games lost. Nevezis' next round opponent will be Liepaja/Triobet (#5) at home. Barsy Atyrau will play against the league's second-placed Rapla and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barsy Atyrau: P.Ilin 17+1reb+3ast, M.Yevstigneyev 11+3reb, T.Parks 10+3reb+9ast, V.Matyukevych 10+3reb, R.Cook 8+2reb+1ast, N.Bazhkin 7+3reb
Nevezis: T.Prostran 16+10ast, I.Vaitkus 14+5reb+7ast, I.Smiljanic 14+9reb+3ast, K.Petrukonis 14+4reb+1ast, S.Kymantas 11+3reb+1ast, V.Volkus 10+6reb
gschID: 495344


Rapla - Liepaja/Triobet 83-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Rapla. First ranked Estonian host Rapla (8-3) defeated 4th placed Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (4-6) 83-71. It looked good early as Liepaja/Triobet took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Rapla had a 29-20 second period charge getting the lead and Liepaja/Triobet was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-83. They outrebounded Liepaja/Triobet 44-31 including 16 on the offensive glass. Puerto Rican guard Rasham Suarez (190-92, college: S.Mississippi) nailed 21 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side and Dutch center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland) accounted for 14 points and 15 rebounds. Five Rapla players scored in double figures. American point guard Lateef McMullan (180-90, college: Portland St.) came up with 26 points and the other American import guard Malcolm Griffin (193-91, college: Fresno Pacific, agency: Promotex) added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists respectively for Liepaja/Triobet in the defeat. Liepaja/Triobet's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Rapla. Despite that victory Rapla went down to second position due to points difference. Liepaja/Triobet lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth place with six games lost. They share the position with TTU. Rapla will play against Barsy Atyrau (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Liepaja/Triobet will play against Nevezis in Kedainiai and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: L.McMullan 26+3reb+3ast, D.Rozitis 10+2reb+1ast, C.Montgomery 9+7reb, R.Krastins 8+1reb+1ast, A.Ausejs 6, M.Griffin 6+7reb+7ast
Rapla: R.Suarez 21+8reb+3ast, K.Voolaid 16+5reb, T.van der Mars 14+15reb, S.Kaldre 12+4reb+4ast, D.Bratoz 11+6reb+3ast, M.Paasoja 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 495345


TTU - P.Zvaigzdes 71-106

Rather predictable result in Tallinn where eighth ranked Lithuanian P.Zvaigzdes (10-1) smashed 12th ranked Estonian TTU (4-6) 106-71 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by P.Zvaigzdes. TTU was better in third quarter 21-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. P.Zvaigzdes dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 34 and made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game. They outrebounded TTU 40-26 including a 31-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. P.Zvaigzdes looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by TTU's players. TTU was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Russian forward Nikita Balashov (207-91, agency: Alti Sport) stepped up and scored 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and point guard Karolis Babkauskas (185-91, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side Kiur Akenparg (190-88) responded with 15 points and Serbian center Nikola Vujovic (210-93, college: Georgian Court) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Five P.Zvaigzdes and four TTU players scored in double figures. TTU's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for P.Zvaigzdes. They maintain eighth place with 10-1 record. Loser TTU dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. P.Zvaigzdes will have a break next round. TTU will play at home against COR-Borisfen (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
TTU: K.Akenparg 15+4reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 13+5reb+2ast, T.Raadik 12+2reb+1ast, J.Jarvelainen 11+6reb, S.Viilup 8+1reb+1ast, S.Olmre 5+2reb
P.Zvaigzdes: N.Balashov 22+6reb+1ast, E.Dimsa 16+6reb+1ast, K.Babkauskas 15+5reb+6ast, E.Zabas 13+5reb+5ast, O.Olisevicius 12+5reb+4ast, J.Tamulis 11+6reb+3ast
gschID: 495346





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Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 15-0 
 2. COR-Borisfen 14-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 12-4 
 4. Vitebsk 11-7 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 10-8 
 6. Prinemanye 5-11 
 7. BSEU-GrandPrint 4-16 
 8. Brest 2-14 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 2-14 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: Tsmoki II - Prinemanye 90-66
Jan. 14: Brest - Impuls BGUIR 74-81
Jan. 14: GOCOR-Sozh - Vitebsk 43-102
Jan. 14: Grodno-93 - COR-Borisfen 102-88
Jan. 15: Grodno-93 - COR-Borisfen


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.22.0 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.6 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.3 
 5. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.17.5 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.5 
 7. Navoichyk, Prine.17.3 
 8. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.16.8 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.16.6 
 10. Shustov, Impuls B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.9 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.3 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 4. Kopacev, GO.8.6 
 5. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.6 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.8 
 9. Chumakov, Prine.7.7 
 10. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.6.1 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.9 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.1 
 5. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 6. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-934.3 
 10. Svakel, Prinemanye4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.9 
 2. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.7 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Chumakov, Grodn.2.3 
 5. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.2 
 6. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.2 
 7. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.2.2 
 8. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.1 
 9. Suvorov, Prine.2.1 
 10. Viaroukin, GO.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Ivan KOVAL
  GO.
  (187-G-0)
  Avg: 0
 1. Koval, GO.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 4. Oshuiko, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 5. Koratcov, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 6. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.0.0 
 7. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 8. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 9. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 10. Morozov, Brest0.0 


Premier League Round 18: BSEU-GrandPrint beats Impuls BGUIR by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Premier League took place in Minsk. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked Impuls BGUIR (9-8) to seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (4-16) 68-66 on Monday evening. Impuls BGUIR trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-68 at the end of the game. BSEU-GrandPrint forced 26 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. It was a good game for guard Sergej Vabischevich (190-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 5 assists. Power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Yaraslau Kurapau (203-91) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds for Impuls BGUIR. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains seventh position with 4-16 record. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Impuls BGUIR will play on the road against Brest (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Eighth-ranked Brest (2-13) used its home court advantage to challenge fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (9-8). The visitors from Minsk managed to secure only three-point victory 66-63. However their fans expected easier game. The former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) scored 30 points to lead the charge for the winners and Genadziy Zahar chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) with 19 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Impuls BGUIR maintains fifth position with 9-8 record. Brest lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with GOCOR-Sozh. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play again at home against Impuls BGUIR (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Gomel supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (10-7) played at the court of 8th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (2-13). Vitebsk did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 88-68 on Friday. Ivan Aladko notched 24 points and 4 assists to lead the effort. Even 21 points by Tsimafei Viaroukin did not help to save the game for GOCOR-Sozh. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vitebsk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-7 record. Loser GOCOR-Sozh dropped to the bottom place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Brest. Vitebsk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GOCOR-Sozh will play again against Vitebsk (#4) and hope to secure a win.
The game between third ranked Tsmoki II (11-4) and 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-10) in Minsk ended with biggest points difference. Tsmoki II outscored guests from Grodno 78-43. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prinemanye. The best player for the winners was Timofey Porolev who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tsmoki II maintains third position with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader COR-Borisfen. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the sixth place with ten games lost. Tsmoki II's next round opponent will be again Prinemanye (#6) in Grodno.


Tsmoki II - Prinemanye 78-43

The game between third ranked Tsmoki II (11-4) and 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-10) in Minsk ended with biggest points difference. Tsmoki II outscored guests from Grodno 78-43. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Prinemanye. The game was mostly controlled by Tsmoki II. Prinemanye was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Prinemanye to just 5 points in third quarter. Tsmoki II dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Prinemanye's 24 and made 19-of-21 charity shots (90.5 percent) during the game. Tsmoki II forced 25 Prinemanye turnovers and had a 31-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Timofey Porolev (202-97) who scored 18 points and 6 rebounds. Swingman Dmitriy Kuratnik (192-97) chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) who recorded 9 points and 8 rebounds and point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) added 13 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tsmoki II maintains third position with 11-4 record having just two points less than leader COR-Borisfen. Prinemanye at the other side keeps the sixth place with ten games lost. Tsmoki II's next round opponent will be again Prinemanye (#6) in Grodno.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki II: T.Porolev 18+6reb+1ast, D.Kuratnik 14+5reb+3ast, A.Rogozenko 9+1reb+1ast, A.Stavrovskiy 7+3reb+9ast, G.Pogrebickiy 6+5reb, I.Palanevich 6+6reb+3ast
Prinemanye: A.Navoichyk 13+1reb, D.Chumakov 9+8reb+1ast, A.Vodeyko 8+2reb, P.Suvorov 6+5reb+1ast, R.Kutskevich 3, V.Svakel 2+1reb+4ast
gschID: 529986


GOCOR-Sozh - Vitebsk 68-88

The game in Gomel supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Vitebsk (10-7) played at the court of 8th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (2-13). Vitebsk did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 88-68 on Friday. The game without a history. Vitebsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to GOCOR-Sozh's 32. Vitebsk forced 19 GOCOR-Sozh turnovers and outrebounded them 40-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) notched 24 points and 4 assists to lead the effort and forward Victor Ovsepyan (204-91) supported him with 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 21 points by point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) did not help to save the game for GOCOR-Sozh. Power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) added 13 points and 9 rebounds. Five Vitebsk and four GOCOR-Sozh players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vitebsk have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-7 record. Loser GOCOR-Sozh dropped to the bottom place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Brest. Vitebsk will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. GOCOR-Sozh will play again against Vitebsk (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 24+3reb+4ast, A.Vashkevich 14+8reb, V.Ovsepyan 14+11reb+4ast, A.Kachan 10+4reb+6ast, A.Pishchulenok 10+6reb+2ast, S.Sapegin 6+1reb+6ast
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 21+4reb+1ast, A.Kopacev 13+9reb+1ast, A.Stankevich 12+2reb+2ast, I.Scherba 10+3reb+4ast, E.Dudov 6+3reb+2ast, A.Kovalev 2+3reb
gschID: 529987


Brest - Impuls BGUIR 63-66

Eighth-ranked Brest (2-13) used its home court advantage to challenge fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (9-8). The visitors from Minsk managed to secure only three-point victory 66-63. However their fans expected easier game. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Brest won third quarter 18-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Brest was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) scored 30 points to lead the charge for the winners and Genadziy Zahar (200-92) chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Dmitriy Dmitruk (198-81) with 19 points and 5 rebounds and guard Sergey Moshko (185-90) scored 7 points and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Impuls BGUIR maintains fifth position with 9-8 record. Brest lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with GOCOR-Sozh. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Brest will play again at home against Impuls BGUIR (#5) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: M.Shustov 30+2reb+2ast, Y.Kurapau 10+4reb, E.Pankratovic 8+3reb, G.Zahar 7+7reb+3ast, Y.Ignatev 3+3reb, I.Kozhdan 2+2reb
Brest: D.Dmitruk 19+5reb, P.Moroz 8+2reb+1ast, N.Iovich 8+2reb, K.Solyshko 8, S.Moshko 7+3reb+4ast, A.Stepura 5+2reb
gschID: 529985


Impuls BGUIR - BSEU-GrandPrint 66-68

The most exciting game of round 18 in the Premier League took place in Minsk. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 5th ranked Impuls BGUIR (9-8) to seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (4-16) 68-66 on Monday evening. Impuls BGUIR trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-12 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 66-68 at the end of the game. BSEU-GrandPrint forced 26 Impuls BGUIR turnovers. It was a good game for guard Sergej Vabischevich (190-88) who led his team to a victory with 24 points and 5 assists. Power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Forward Yaraslau Kurapau (203-91) replied with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Yuriy Ignatev (202-91) added 14 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Impuls BGUIR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains seventh position with 4-16 record. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Impuls BGUIR will play on the road against Brest (#8) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 24+2reb+5ast, V.Lebedev 14+8reb+3ast, D.Roslikau 13+4reb+3ast, S.Ulyanka 11+3reb, P.Pronin 4+7reb+1ast, V.Nazarov 2+12reb+4ast
Impuls BGUIR: Y.Ignatev 14+9reb, M.Shustov 12+1reb+4ast, G.Zahar 12+7reb+2ast, Y.Kurapau 12+11reb, A.Matveev 6+6reb+2ast, K.Volodkin 4+5reb
gschID: 529984





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  BOLIVIA  


Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata signs Raul Salvatierra, ex BOL NT - by Eurobasket News

Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata (TNA) signed 26-year old Bolivian international forward Raul Salvatierra (200-91). just played at Bolivian National Team in Bolivian league.
He also represented Bolivia at the South American Championships in Caracas (Venezuela) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 5.8ppg, Reb-2 (9.6rpg), 1.2apg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (1.0bpg), FGP: 27.3%, 3PT: 13.3%, FT: 50.0%.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BOSNIA  


Adriatic League: Buducnost overpower visiting Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Buducnost - Igokea 75:60

Buducnost earned the 13th victory in the Adriatic League regular season. They rallied past visiting Igokea in Podgorica. Marcus Williams (191-G-85, college: Connecticut) nailed 17 points and issued 6 assists for the hosts.
Buducnost stormed into the game. They grabbed a 26:12 lead after ten minutes. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the second frame. Buducnost accumulated a 45:29 halftime lead. Igokea narrowed the distance in the third term. The Bosnian team pulled within 15 points at the final break. Buducnost and Igokea traded baskets throughout the final term as the home side raced to the win. Boris Savovic (208-F-87, agency: BeoBasket) and Owen Klassen (208-C/F-91, college: Acadia) delivered 12 points each for the winning side. Strahinja Micovic (205-F-92) answered with 15 points for Igokea. Robert Rikic (219-C-90) deposited 11 points in the loss.

Buducnost: Marcus Williams 17, Boris Savovic 12, Owen Klassen 12
Igokea: Strahinja Micovic 15, Robert Rikic 11



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 14: Brasilia - Flamengo 95-83
Jan. 13: B.Cearense - L.Sorocaba 86-85
Jan. 13: Vitoria - Paulistano 85-73
Jan. 12: Mogi - Franca 82-63
Jan. 12: Brasilia - Macae 74-72
Jan. 13: Vasco Da G. - Pinheiros 72-70
Jan. 12: Campo Mourao - Bauru 62-82
Jan. 12: Minas - Flamengo 60-89

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Flamengo - Franca
Jan. 23: Macae - Franca
Jan. 24: Flamengo - Bauru
Jan. 25: Paulistano - Campo Mourao
Jan. 25: L.Sorocaba - Mogi
Jan. 25: B.Cearense - Pinheiros
Jan. 26: Macae - Bauru
Jan. 26: Vasco Da G. - Minas
Jan. 26: Caxias do Sul - Brasilia

Round 5

Jan. 19: Mogi - Macae

Round 6

Jan. 17: Mogi - Flamengo

Round 8

Jan. 22: Mogi - Vitoria


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.21.2 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo20.6 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Holloway, Pinheiros19.5 
 5. Machado, Flamengo19.3 
 6. Mariano, Brasilia19.0 
 7. Stallworth, Mogi18.3 
 8. Jackson, Vasco D.17.4 
 9. Dawkins, Vitoria17.0 
 10. Anthony, Macae16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.6 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.1 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 4. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.8 
 5. Mariano, Brasilia7.4 
 6. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.3 
 7. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.2 
 8. Lopez, Flamengo7.1 
 9. Bernardi, Caxias d.7.0 
 10. Maynard, Minas6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 2. de Assis, Brasilia6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Borges, Franca5.5 
 5. Rodgers, Minas5.4 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.5.4 
 7. Dawkins, Vitoria5.3 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.3 
 9. Taylor, Mogi4.9 
 10. Lucas, Paulistano4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.5 
 2. Curnell, Mogi2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense2.0 
 4. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 5. de Oliveira, Mogi1.9 
 6. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.8 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros1.8 
 8. Taylor, Mogi1.8 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.2 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 5. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.7 
 6. Mariano, Brasilia0.7 
 7. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 8. Hayes, Vitoria0.6 
 9. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 10. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 


FC Barcelona may sign Vitor Faverani - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) is considering to sign 29-year old Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88) who currently plays at Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB. In 15 Liga Endesa games he had 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg this season. He also played 10 games in Eurocup where he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season Faverani played also at UCAM Murcia. In 21 Liga Endesa games he averaged 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Israeli Cup in 2016. Faverani was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year back in 2011. He was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
Faverani is quite experienced player. He has played in six different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, CAI Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He could be described: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Penarol tabs Roy Booker, ex Bauru - by Eurobasket News

Penarol Mar del Plata (LigaA) inked 33-year old American shooting guard Roy Booker (191-95kg-84, college: Southeast Missouri State). He played in the summer at Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league. In 8 games he averaged 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2006 Booker was drafted by Kansas Cagerz (USBL) in second round (12th overall).
He attended Southeast Missouri State and it is his eleventh (!!!) season in pro basketball. Booker played in the final of Paulista League.
Among other achievements he received Australiabasket.com All-Australian SEABL 1st Team award in 2015.
Booker is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to thirteen different countries on five different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America, Australia and of course North America). Booker has played previously professionally in Austria (UBC St. Polten), Cyprus (Etha), France (Saint Vallier and Lille Metropole), Germany, Holland, Hungary (Kormend and Marso Nyiregyhazi KK), Israel (Hapoel Afula), Slovakia (Prievidza), Syria (Al Karameh), Turkey, Australia (Ballarat Miners) and D-League (Texas Legends).
His game is described as: A combo guard with great scoring skills. He is working on his handle and court vision to become a true PG.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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Vitor Faverani signs at FC Barcelona - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Brazilian ex-international center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88). He started the season at UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa). In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg this season. Faverani also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season he played also at UCAM Murcia. In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements Faverani's team won Israeli Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year award back in 2011. Faverani was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Faverani experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, CAI Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He is described as: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 11-2 
 2. Beroe 9-3 
 3. Akademik PL 8-4 
 4. Balkan 7-5 
 5. Spartak Pleven 6-6 
 6. Rilski 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-9 
 9. Levski 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 13: Spartak Pleven - Rilski 93-77
Jan. 14: Yambol - Lukoil Acad. 70-78
Jan. 13: Levski - Akademik PL 58-91
Jan. 13: Cherno More - Balkan 58-76

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Balkan - Levski
Jan. 21: Akademik PL - Yambol
Jan. 21: Lukoil Acad. - Spartak Pleven
Jan. 21: Rilski - Beroe


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 29.5
 1. Shelton, Rilski29.5 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski20.5 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 6. Petkov, Yambol17.7 
 7. Varbanov, Yambol17.4 
 8. Smith, Akademik PL16.3 
 9. Gibson, Beroe16.3 
 10. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Semple, Akademik.11.8 
 2. Shelton, Rilski11.0 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.6 
 4. Sekulovic, Balkan9.0 
 5. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 6. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.7.8 
 9. Delic, Rilski7.6 
 10. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.0 
 2. Hott, Balkan6.0 
 3. Bellfield, Akademik.5.6 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 6. Raley-Ross, Beroe4.8 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.5 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.3 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Hadjirusev, Levski4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.1 
 3. Semple, Akademik.2.0 
 4. Parker, Rilski2.0 
 5. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Gibson, Beroe1.9 
 8. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.6 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.6 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.5 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol1.2 
 4. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 5. Veselinov, Levski1.0 
 6. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 8. Daniels, Balkan0.8 
 9. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 10. Galabov, Spartak .0.7 



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 7-2 
 2. St.Francis X. 7-4 
 3. Memorial 7-4 
 4. UNB 6-4 
 5. St.Mary's 5-5 
 6. Acadia 5-5 
 7. UPEI 4-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-10 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. Mount Royal 7-5 
 2. TRU 7-7 
 3. UFV 5-7 
 4. MacEwan 4-10 
 5. UNBC 4-10 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-12 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 11-1 
 2. Alberta 11-3 
 3. Calgary 10-2 
 4. Winnipeg 9-5 
 5. Saskatchewan 8-4 
 6. Lethbridge 8-6 
 7. Manitoba 6-6 
 8. Regina 6-6 
 9. Victoria 5-7 
 10. Brandon 5-9 
 11. TWU 2-13 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 6-4 
 2. McMaster 6-5 
 3. Guelph 3-7 
 4. Lakehead 3-8 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 11-0 
 2. Toronto 8-4 
 3. Queen's 6-4 
 4. York 3-7 
OUA North
 1. Ottawa 9-0 
 2. Carleton 8-0 
 3. Laurentian 4-8 
 4. Nipissing 4-8 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 7-5 
 2. Laurier 6-7 
 3. Algoma 3-8 
 4. Western 3-9 
 5. Waterloo 2-8 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 6-2 
 2. Laval 4-4 
 3. Concordia 3-3 
 4. UQAM 3-5 
 5. Bishop's 2-4 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Carleton - Laurentian 99-52
Jan. 14: St.Francis X. - UPEI 94-95
Jan. 14: TRU - Winnipeg 91-86
Jan. 14: Western - Windsor 90-65
Jan. 14: UNB - Memorial 89-78
Jan. 14: Brandon - MacEwan 86-98
Jan. 14: Bishop's - Laval 84-69
Jan. 14: Lethbridge - Saskatchewan 82-86
Jan. 14: Regina - Manitoba 75-84
Jan. 14: Guelph - McMaster 72-73
Jan. 14: Ottawa - Nipissing 72-56
Jan. 14: Queen's - Toronto 71-75
Jan. 14: McGill - UQAM 71-49
Jan. 14: UNBC - Mount Royal 69-72
Jan. 14: Lakehead - Brock 69-71
Jan. 14: Waterloo - Algoma 68-77
Jan. 14: UBC Okanagan - Victoria 65-75
Jan. 14: York - Ryerson 52-69
Jan. 14: UBC - Alberta 102-76
Jan. 15: Memorial - UNB
Jan. 15: Dalhousie - St.Mary's


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Morgan, UBC25.2 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.8 
 3. Gray, Laurentian21.9 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.3 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.21.0 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.6 
 7. Sentance, Lethb.20.3 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster19.7 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.7 
 10. Bercy, St.Franc.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.5 
 2. Nissen, Acadia11.2 
 3. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.7 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal10.1 
 6. Bercy, St.Franc.9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.7 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
 10. Graham, Queen''s9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Masters, UNB6.7 
 2. Keane, Carleton6.0 
 3. Farkic, Western4.9 
 4. Allen, TWU4.9 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie4.9 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.9 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.8 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.8 
 9. Agyeman, UNBC4.6 
 10. Menashe, Lakehead4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.8 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.5 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.9 
 4. Masters, UNB2.8 
 5. Mata, Dalhousie2.8 
 6. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.6 
 7. Ogundokun, McGill2.6 
 8. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 9. Charles, Concordia2.5 
 10. Basi, Manitoba2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.4 
 3. Debache, UQAM2.4 
 4. Graham, Queen''s2.2 
 5. Paul, Brandon2.2 
 6. Layton, Mount R.2.0 
 7. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 8. Elgadi, Brock1.6 
 9. James, MacEwan1.6 
 10. Nissen, Acadia1.5 



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Durham 3-0 
 2. Scarborough 2-1 
 3. Hamilton 0-2 
 4. Wellington 0-2 

Regular Season: Round 3

Jan. 13: Hamilton - Durham 81-88
Jan. 14: Scarborough - Wellington
Jan. 15: Wellington - Durham
Jan. 15: Hamilton - Scarborough


Durham United beat Hamilton at the David Braley Athletic Center - by Eurobasket News

Durham United beat Hamilton at the David Braley Athletic Center. They posted an 88-81 win tonight. Both teams exchanged the victories in the first half as Hamilton had 44-43 half-time advantage. Moreover they added a 20-15 rally in the third period and led 6 points with a quarter to go. Durham United meanwhile replied with a 30-17 surge in the last stanza to seal the victory. Reed Buck (6'6''-F-91, college: Merchant Marine) top-scored for the winners with 24 points, while Ashton Smith (6'2''-G-89, college: Indiana, PA) notched 17. Jody Hill (6'2''-G-91, college: Livingstone) poured in 18 points in the losing effort.


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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 37.3
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.37.3 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.6 
 3. McCollum, North C.35.8 
 4. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.35.2 
 5. Cunningham, Jiang.33.6 
 6. Adams, Xinjiang FT33.3 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.33.0 
 8. Brown, Jilin NE T.32.2 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.4 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.6 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.6 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.0 
 4. Hickson, Fujian QB13.7 
 5. Blair, Jiangsu TX13.6 
 6. Batista, North C.13.3 
 7. Sakakini, TianJ.13.2 
 8. Han, Liaoning H.12.6 
 9. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.0 
 10. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.11.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.7 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.0 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.1 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.0 
 5. Warren, Zhejiang.6.8 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Brown, Zhejiang CB6.0 
 8. Buycks, Fujian QB5.9 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.5.9 
 10. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.4 
 2. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.9 
 3. Sui, Shandong FB2.8 
 4. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 5. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.4 
 6. McCollum, North C.2.2 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.2 
 8. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.1 
 9. Fortson, Guangsha.2.1 
 10. Adams, Xinjiang FT2.1 
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 BW2.1 
 4. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 5. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 6. Haddadi, Sichu.1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.9 
 8. Yi, Guangdong ST1.7 
 9. Xu, Bayi R.1.5 
 10. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 


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

31-year old Maciej Lampe (211-C/F-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Shenzhen L. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
He had a double-double of 42 points and 16 rebounds, while his team crushed Fujian QB (#15, 8-19) with 20-point margin 129-109. Shenzhen L. maintains the 6th position in Chinese league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Shenzhen L. will need more victories to improve their 18-9 record. In the team's last game Lampe had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Shenzhen L.'s top player in his first season with the team. Lampe has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 12.0rpg) and averages solid 59.1% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91) of Shanxi Zh.. He is American guard in his first season at Shanxi Zh.. In the last game Franklin recorded impressive double-double of 34 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Shanxi Zh. lost that game 95-108 to the higher-ranked Liaoning H. (#4, 20-7). Shanxi Zh. managed to keep the same 11th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 13-14 record. Franklin is a newcomer at Shanxi Zh. and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 35.2ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 10.2rpg and 8.7apg.

Third place about best performers goes to center Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Sichuan BW (#9). Haddadi showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, thirteen rebounds (!!!) and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Sichuan BW, leading his team to a 130-109 easy win against the higher-ranked Guangdong ST (#3, 21-6). Sichuan BW needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 12 lost games. Haddadi has a great season in China. After 27 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 15.6rpg (2nd best). He also has 1.9bpg and FGP: 61.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Rongqi Huang (190-G-99) of Sichuan BW - 30 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Justin Dentmon (183-PG-85) of Shandong FB - 32 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Qingdao E. - 33 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of Xinjiang FT - 26 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95) of Shanghai S. - 19 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Jason Thompson (211-F-86) of Shandong FB - 21 points and 15 rebounds
10. Willie Warren (193-PG-89) of Zhejiang CB - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists

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



CBA Round 27: Guandong Tigers lose to Xinjiang Flying Tigers in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Urumqi. Third ranked host Xinjiang Flying Tigers (22-5) smashed second-best Guandong Tigers (21-6) 129-109. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 33-of-42 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game, while Guandong Tigers only scored ten points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 9 blocks. 33 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) who led his team to a victory scoring 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists. International center Qi Zhou (217-96) helped adding 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. The best for the losing side was American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) with 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Guandong Tigers at the other side dropped to the third position with six games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige are looking forward to face Leopards (#6) in Shenzhen in the next round. Guandong Tigers will play at home against Qingdao Eagles and are hoping to win this game.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Shanghai. First ranked host Shanghai Sharks (23-4) defeated 4th placed Liaoning Hunters (20-7) 100-96. It was an exceptional evening for French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists. XiaoYu Liu accounted for 20 points and 6 assists. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) came up with 30 points and 6 rebounds for Liaoning Hunters in the defeat. Shanghai Sharks maintains first place with 23-4 record. Liaoning Hunters at the other side keep the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Guangsha L.. Shanghai Sharks will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#11) in Taiyuan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liaoning Hunters will play on the road against Fujian (#15) in Jinjiang and hope to get back on the winning track.
An interesting game took place in Sichuan where 6th ranked Leopards (18-9) were upset on the court of ninth ranked Sichuan BW (15-12) 118-111 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leopards. The best player for the winners was Hamed Haddadi who had a double-double by scoring 51 points (!!!), 17 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 blocks. At the other side the best for losing team was QuAn Gu who recorded 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Leopards' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Sichuan BW. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing D. Loser Leopards keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Sichuan BW will meet Jilin Tigers (#14) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leopards will play against the league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
An interesting game took place in Jiangsu where higher ranked Shandong Bulls (16-11) were upset on the court of seventeenth ranked Jiangsu TX (7-20) 105-97. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Shandong Bulls. It was a good game for Ikechukwu Diogu who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 22 rebounds. Jiangsu TX maintains seventeenth place with 7-20 record. Shandong Bulls at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Jiangsu TX's next round opponent will be higher ranked TianJin Steel (#13) in Tianjin and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
An interesting game took place in Jinjiang where 13th ranked Jilin Tigers (11-16) were upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Fujian (8-19) 110-106 on Friday. It was a great evening for Dwight Buycks who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Fujian moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB. Loser Jilin Tigers dropped to the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Fujian will face higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#4) in Yingkou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 27: Qingdao E. won against Guangzhou on the opponent's court 94-85. Shanxi Zh. managed to outperform North Control B. in a home game 102-90. Jiangsu D. managed to beat Bayi R. on the road 80-70. TianJin S. defeated Zhejiang CB on its own court 131-113. Beijing D. was beaten by Guangsha L. in Hangzhou 96-84.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by Courtney Fortson of Guangsha L..


Sichuan BW - Shenzhen L. 118-111

An interesting game took place in Sichuan where 6th ranked Leopards (18-9) were upset on the court of ninth ranked Sichuan BW (15-12) 118-111 on Friday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Leopards. Sichuan BW made 31-of-41 free shots (75.6 percent) during the game, while Leopards only scored twelve points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sichuan BW made 11 blocks. The best player for the winners was Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) who had a double-double by scoring 51 points (!!!), 17 rebounds, 7 assists and 8 blocks. Guard Rongqi Huang (190-99) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was the former international forward QuAn Gu (202-92) who recorded 30 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) added 25 points and 7 assists respectively. Four Sichuan BW and five Leopards players scored in double figures. Leopards' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Sichuan BW. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing D. Loser Leopards keep the sixth position with nine games lost. Sichuan BW will meet Jilin Tigers (#14) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Leopards will play against the league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige (#2) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: H.Hamed 51+17reb+7ast, W.Ruheng 18+2reb+2ast, H.Rongqi 15+7reb+1ast, M.Da 14+1reb+5ast, Z.ChunJun 8+7reb+1ast, T.Chen 7+5reb
Shenzhen L.: G.QuAn 30+8reb+4ast, P.Jeremy 25+4reb+7ast, L.Maciej 22+11reb+3ast, L.Muhao 12+4reb, D.Huaibo 10+2reb, H.ZhongMian 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 513969


Guangzhou - Qingdao E. 85-94

Very expected game when 20th ranked Guangzhou (4-23) was defeated at home by tenth ranked Qingdao Eagles (13-13) 94-85 on Friday. It was a great evening for American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory scoring 40 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 6 assists. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) helped adding 17 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American swingman D.J. Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) with a double-double by scoring 27 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and international center Ziming Fan (211-98) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Four Guangzhou players scored in double figures. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Qingdao Eagles. They maintain tenth place with 13-13 record. Guangzhou lost their seventh game in a row. They stay dead last with 23 lost games. Qingdao Eagles will face higher ranked Guandong Tigers (#3) in Dongguan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Guangzhou will play at home against Bayi Rockets (#19) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: J.Dominique 40+9reb+6ast, M.Loukas 17+11reb+2ast, S.Wei 13+15reb, D.Haoran 8+3reb+1ast, T.JiaFu 6, S.Jie 4+3reb+1ast
Guangzhou: K.D.J. 27+13reb+5ast, F.Ziming 19+13reb+1ast, Z.Zhun 18+6reb+2ast, N.Bahrami Mohammad Samad 13+3reb+6ast, S.Hongfei 3, L.Xuelin 3+2reb+1ast
gschID: 513965


Shanxi Zh. - North Control B. 102-90

Very predictable result in Taiyuan where eleventh ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (13-14) defeated 18th ranked North Control (5-21) 102-90 on Friday. They outrebounded North Control 50-31 including a 33-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shanxi Zhongyu looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by North Control's players. It was a great evening for American center Henry Sims (208-90, college: Georgetown) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 16 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard LingXu Zeng (193-87) helped adding 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Shanxi Zhongyu players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) with 39 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and forward Liang Yu (209-86) scored 17 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shanxi Zhongyu maintains eleventh place with 13-14 record, which they share with Jiangsu D. North Control lost their sixth game in a row. They keep the eighteenth position with 21 games lost. Shanxi Zhongyu will face league's leader Shanghai Sharks at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. North Control will play against Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#5) in Hangzhou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: Z.LingXu 21+6reb+6ast, S.Henry 20+16reb+2ast, Y.PengFei 16+5reb, F.Jamaal 12+7reb+10ast, W.Lei 10+5reb+2ast, Y.Shuai 9+1ast
North Control B.: M.Errick 39+6reb+3ast, Y.Liang 17+4reb+1ast, Y.Chin-Min 9+4reb+3ast, H.Xining 8+1reb+1ast, W.Zhenyu 7+3reb, H.Zhongda 4+3reb
gschID: 513963


Bayi R. - Jiangsu D. 70-80

Not a big story in a game in Ningbo where 19th ranked Bayi Rockets (5-22) were defeated by twelfth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (13-14) 80-70 on Friday. It was a great evening for American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-89, college: Providence) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. Center Yuanyu Li (206-91) helped adding 15 points and 16 rebounds. The best for the losing side was international forward Yuchen Zou (203-96) with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks and the former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) scored 16 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Jiangsu Dragons moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Shanxi Zh. Bayi Rockets lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the nineteenth position with 22 games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will face higher ranked Shandong Bulls (#7) in Jinan in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bayi Rockets will play on the road against Guangzhou (#20) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu D.: B.MarShon 22+9reb+3ast, Y.Li 16+7reb+4ast, L.Yuanyu 15+16reb+1ast, C.Lin 9+3reb, L.Wei 7+1reb, H.Yifan 3+1reb
Bayi R.: Z.Yuchen 20+12reb, H.Shuo 16+6reb+6ast, M.Lei 12+3reb, S.Azat 8+2ast, X.ZhongHao 7+13reb+3ast, Z.Zuming 3+4reb
gschID: 513964


TianJin S. - Zhejiang CB 131-113

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourteenth ranked TianJin Steel's (12-15) home victory over 15th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (8-19) 131-113 on Friday. TianJin Steel made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. TianJin Steel outrebounded Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank 47-32 including 34 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a great evening for Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-88) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 37 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) helped adding 30 points, 9 rebounds and 13 assists. TianJin Steel's coach used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The best for the losing side was American guard Lorenzo Brown (196-90, college: N.Carolina St.) with 44 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals and the former international center Dayu Zhang (212-91) scored 14 points and 6 rebounds. Four TianJin Steel and five Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank players scored in double figures. TianJin Steel moved-up to thirteenth place. Loser Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank keeps the fifteenth position with 19 games lost. TianJin Steel will face Jiangsu TX (#17) on the road in the next round. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Beijing Ducks and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
TianJin S.: S.Sani 37+15reb+5ast, J.Eugene 30+9reb+13ast, L.Rongpei 21+2reb+4ast, T.Jeremy 12+9reb+1ast, M.XiangLong 11+2reb, Z.Ji 9+4reb+1ast
Zhejiang CB: B.Lorenzo 44+9reb+7ast, Z.Dayu 14+6reb+3ast, X.Yubo 14+3reb+1ast, Z.Yongpeng 13+6reb+1ast, W.Qian 13+4reb+2ast, Y.Lu 12+3reb+2ast
gschID: 513966


Xinjiang FT - Guangdong ST 129-109

The game between Top Four teams took place in Urumqi. Third ranked host Xinjiang Flying Tigers (22-5) smashed second-best Guandong Tigers (21-6) 129-109. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 33-of-42 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game, while Guandong Tigers only scored ten points from the stripe. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 9 blocks. 33 personal fouls committed by Guandong Tigers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) who led his team to a victory scoring 37 points (!!!) and 5 assists. International center Qi Zhou (217-96) helped adding 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks. The best for the losing side was American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) with 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import power forward Carlos Boozer (206-80, college: Duke) scored 23 points and 9 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Xinjiang Flying Tige have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Guandong Tigers at the other side dropped to the third position with six games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige are looking forward to face Leopards (#6) in Shenzhen in the next round. Guandong Tigers will play at home against Qingdao Eagles and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 37+2reb+5ast, Z.Qi 22+8reb, M.Xirelijiang 19+2reb+2ast, B.Andray 15+10reb+3ast, K.Makan 12+2reb+1ast, S.TongLin 9+6reb+4ast
Guangdong ST: S.Donald 35+7reb+5ast, B.Carlos 23+9reb+1ast, Z.Peng 16+3reb+3ast, R.JunFei 11+4reb+3ast, Z.Rui 6+1reb+4ast, S.YingLun 6
gschID: 513967


Jiangsu TX - Shandong FB 105-97

An interesting game took place in Jiangsu where higher ranked Shandong Bulls (16-11) were upset on the court of seventeenth ranked Jiangsu TX (7-20) 105-97. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Shandong Bulls. Jiangsu TX made 20-of-26 charity shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Shandong Bulls 50-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. Jiangsu TX players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Shandong Bulls' players. 28 personal fouls committed by Shandong Bulls helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for Nigerian-American power forward Ikechukwu Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 22 rebounds. Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. International forward Yanyuhang Ding (200-93) answered with 35 points (!!!) and American forward Jason Thompson (211-86, college: Rider) added 14 points and 17 rebounds in the effort for Shandong Bulls. Four Shandong Bulls players scored in double figures. Jiangsu TX maintains seventeenth place with 7-20 record. Shandong Bulls at the other side keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Jiangsu TX's next round opponent will be higher ranked TianJin Steel (#13) in Tianjin and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu TX: D.Ikechukwu 32+22reb+1ast, A.Zaid 30+10reb+2ast, Y.ChangChun 21+4reb, C.ChengLin 12+1ast, F.Xin 5+5reb+14ast, S.JianYe 3+7reb+5ast
Shandong FB: D.Yanyuhang 35+2reb+2ast, D.Justin 16+2reb+3ast, J.Cheng 14+4reb, T.Jason 14+17reb+2ast, W.Ke 8+2reb, L.JingYu 3+1reb
gschID: 513968


Shanghai S. - Liaoning H. 100-96

The game between Top Four teams took place in Shanghai. First ranked host Shanghai Sharks (23-4) defeated 4th placed Liaoning Hunters (20-7) 100-96. Strangely Liaoning Hunters outrebounded Shanghai Sharks 47-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. Liaoning Hunters were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 5 assists. The former international guard XiaoYu Liu (191-89) accounted for 20 points and 6 assists for the winning side. Four Shanghai Sharks players scored in double figures. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) came up with 30 points and 6 rebounds and the former international center Dejun Han (215-89) added 23 points and 11 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) respectively for Liaoning Hunters in the defeat. Shanghai Sharks maintains first place with 23-4 record. Liaoning Hunters at the other side keep the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Guangsha L.. Shanghai Sharks will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#11) in Taiyuan in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Liaoning Hunters will play on the road against Fujian (#15) in Jinjiang and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Shanghai S.: Y.Guerschon 34+15reb+5ast, L.XiaoYu 20+3reb+6ast, L.Wei 11+4reb+2ast, F.Jimmer 10+4reb+2ast, Z.Yi 8+3ast, Z.ZhaoXu 7+5reb
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 30+6reb+2ast, H.Dejun 23+11reb+1ast, R.Shavlik 14+11reb, W.Meng 8+7reb+1ast, G.Ailun 7+3reb+1ast, C.Minchen 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 513970


Fujian QB - Jilin NE T. 110-106

An interesting game took place in Jinjiang where 13th ranked Jilin Tigers (11-16) were upset on the court of sixteenth ranked Fujian (8-19) 110-106 on Friday. Fujian looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists. International Zhelin Wang (215-94) helped adding 23 points and 8 rebounds. Five Fujian players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-88, college: San Diego St.) with 31 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Jabari Brown (193-92, college: Missouri) scored 32 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Fujian moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with Zhejiang CB. Loser Jilin Tigers dropped to the fourteenth position with 16 games lost. Fujian will face higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#4) in Yingkou in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: B.Dwight 30+7reb+13ast, W.Zhelin 23+8reb+3ast, Z.TaiLong 22+2reb+1ast, H.J.J. 14+15reb+1ast, Y.Yichao 11+1reb+3ast, C.Linjian 6+2reb+2ast
Jilin NE T.: B.Jabari 32+5reb+4ast, T.Malcolm 31+8reb+4ast, Z.Biao 15+1reb, Z.Cheng 8+4reb+2ast, C.Jinming 7+2reb+3ast, L.Ang 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 513971


Guangsha L. - Beijing D. 96-84

There was no surprise in Hangzhou where 8th ranked Beijing Ducks (15-12) were defeated by fifth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (20-7) 96-84 on Friday. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Beijing Ducks' 32 and made 31-of-39 free shots (79.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Beijing Ducks 50-36 including 16 on the offensive glass. Beijing Ducks were plagued by 33 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. International center Jinqiu Hu (208-97) helped adding 20 points and 10 rebounds. Four Zhejiang Guangsha Lions players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) with 19 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Qingpeng Zhang (187-81) scored 22 points. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liaoning H. Loser Beijing Ducks keep the eighth position with 12 games lost. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will face North Control (#18) in Beijing in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Beijing Ducks will play on the road against Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#16) in Hangzhou and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 26+10reb+5ast, H.Jinqiu 20+10reb+2ast, L.Chih-Chieh 17+5reb+2ast, W.Zheng 10+6reb, L.Cheng 9+6reb+1ast, H.Elijah 9+8reb+1ast
Beijing D.: Z.Qingpeng 22+2reb, J.Grant 19+9reb+2ast, M.Stephon 16+2reb+3ast, F.Shuo 8+1reb, Z.Xiaochuan 7+10reb+2ast, S.Yue 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 513972





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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Jolly JBS 11-1 
 2. KK Split 10-2 
 3. GKK Sibenik 10-3 
 4. Cedevita 10-3 
 5. Cibona 8-4 
 6. Vrij.Osijek 8-5 
 7. KK Zagreb 8-5 
 8. Zadar 7-5 
 9. Alkar Sinj 4-9 
 10. Zabok 3-9 
 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. 14: Zabok - KK Split 71-86
Jan. 10: KK Zagreb - Cibona 70-90
Jan. 13: Cedevita - Alkar Sinj 111-71
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


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.2 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Konjevic, Skrljevo18.5 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.17.6 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.2 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar16.2 
 10. Halilovic, GKK S.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek8.1 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 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. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 10. Slavica, Cibona5.9 
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 Zagreb6.8 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.5 
 8. Petani, GKK Sibenik4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Johnson, Cibona4.8 
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, Cedevita1.8 
 6. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 7. Sirko, KK Split1.8 
 8. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 9. Markulin, Jolly J.1.6 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar1.6 
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, Cedevita1.3 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 8. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.0.8 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.8 
 10. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.7 


Split win 10th straight game, Cedevita outscores Alkar by 48 at halftime - by Zeljko Zule

Split extended their winning streak to 10 games with an 86-71 road victory over Zabok. Cedevita outscored Alkar 70-22 in the first halftime.

Zabok-Split 71-86: After trailing 18-23, Split scored 14 straight points to ignite an 18-3 run to go up 36-26 and never looked back for the rest of the game. Zabok cut the deficit to 39-42 late in the third quarter. At that point, Split made a decisive 15-1 run and Damir Rancic (199-G-83) sank three 3-pointers in that span. Split outrebounded Zabok 42-25, picking up 15 offensive boards and shot 12-of-25 from 3-point land. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench for 20 points and 10 rebounds, Damir Rancic scored 19 points on shooting 5-of-6 from 3-point range, Josip Jukic (207-F/C-96) scored 13 points and Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) 12. Zabok's reserves were outscored 6-42 by Split's bench. Nick Tomsick finished with 21 points, Antonio Crnjevic (201-F-94) scored 13 points, Marin Zrnic (201-F-88) and Filip Palac (194-SG-95) both added 12 points.

Cedevita-Alkar 111-71: Cedevita opened the game with a 10-2 run and later went on a 27-2 run for a 44-14 advantage. They led 70-24 at the halftime break. Roko Rogic (185-PG-92) came off the bench for 21 points and 9 assists, Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99,) scored 20 points, Lovro Buljevic (208-PF-98) 18, Filip Bundovic (205-C/F-94) 12, Darko Bajo (204-G/F-99) and Markus Loncar (211-C-96) both added 11 points and Ivan Vucic (197-F/G-96) grabbed 12 rebounds. Zabok was led by Hrvoje Vucic (212-C-91, college: Walsh) with 25 points and 10 rebounds, Martin Bilandzic (196-G-95) scored 19 points off the bench and Nikola Gaurina (197-F-83) 12.




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  CYPRUS  


Murphy Burnatowski claims Cypriot Division A weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-SF-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for Apoel and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 26-year old had the game-high 18 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Apoel in his team's victory, helping them to beat Etha (#6, 2-8) 71-62. Apoel maintains the 3rd position in Cypriot Division A. Apoel 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 5-5 record. In the team's last game Burnatowski had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Apoel's top player in his first season with the team. Murphy Burnatowski averages this season 12.4ppg and 5.6rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 37-year old Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of second-ranked AEK. Brezec impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 15 rebounds. Bad luck as AEK lost that game 63-79 to slightly higher-ranked Keravnos (#1, 9-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. AEK still maintains its place in the top 2 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 7-3 record is not bad at all. Brezec is well-known by AEK fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was American Jermaine Marshall (193-G-90) of Apollon (#5). Marshall scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Apollon, leading his team to a 67-63 win against slightly higher-ranked Enosis (#4, 4-6). The chances of Apollon not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 7 games, recording just three victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Marshall could try to bring Apollon's a little bit higher in the standings. Marshall has individually a great season in Cyprus. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.1ppg (5th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Maxie Esho (206-F-91) of Etha - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Iraklis Pittakas (192-G-84) of Apollon - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Eric Washington (178-PG-93) of Enosis - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Daiquan Walker (188-PG-93) of Etha - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88) of Keravnos - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Kenny Barker (191-G-86) of Keravnos - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Tre Bussey (190-G-91) of Apoel - 13 points, 6 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)



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 18-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 15-3 
 3. BK Decin 12-7 
 4. BK Kolin 11-8 
 5. BK Opava 10-9 
 6. USK Praha 9-10 
 7. Prostejov 8-10 
 8. Usti n/Labem 8-10 
 9. J.Hradec 6-12 
 10. MMCITE Brno 5-13 
 11. Svitavy 5-14 
 12. NH Ostrava 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: NH Ostrava - CEZ Nymburk 83-104
Jan. 14: BK Kolin - USK Praha 69-71
Jan. 14: Svitavy - BK Opava 57-63
Jan. 15: Usti n/Labem - MMCITE Brno
Jan. 15: BK Pardubice - J.Hradec
Jan. 14: Prostejov - BK Decin


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.8 
 3. Bakic, BK Kolin17.8 
 4. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.6 
 5. Pecka, Usti n.16.4 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec15.9 
 7. Painter, NH Ostrava15.7 
 8. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.7 
 9. Brooks, J.Hradec15.2 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin15.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.9 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.9 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Skinner, BK Kolin6.8 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 7. Pomikalek, BK De.6.5 
 8. Mickelson, Svitavy6.5 
 9. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.3 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 6. Sotnar, Usti n.4.7 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.7 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.5 
 9. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.3 
 10. Autrey, BK Pardu.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.3.2 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.2.1 
 6. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Autrey, BK Pardu.1.8 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.1.7 
 10. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Hunter MICKELSON
  Svitavy
  (208-F-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 2. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 3. Canty, J.Hradec1.4 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.3 
 6. Jacobs, Prostejov1.3 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.1.2 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.2 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek25.4 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B25.2 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK24.4 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.7 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek21.3 
 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 SK11.2 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.8 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.7 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.6 
 8. Streba, USK P.9.1 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.7 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.4 
 2. Jancik, Havirov5.3 
 3. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 4. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 5. Pumprla, Zlin4.9 
 6. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.7 
 7. Petric, Pardubice4.7 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.4 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B4.2 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.2 
 2. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 3. Kozina, Zlin2.7 
 4. Branda, Opava B2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 6. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 7. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.2 
 8. Novak, Vysocina2.2 
 9. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
 10. Kroutil, Slavoj L.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.8 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.6 
 4. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.3 
 5. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 8. Stafl, Nymburk B1.0 
 9. Szabo, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Janik, Novy Jicin0.9 


Ceglie lands Anthony Jones, ex MMCITE Brno - by Eurobasket News

Nuova Pallacanestro Ceglie 2001 (Serie C Silver) tabbed 33-year old American guard Anthony Jones (191-84, college: Indiana Tech). He played most recently at MMCITE Brno in NBL league in Czech Republic. In 10 games he averaged 13.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.7apg and 1.0spg last season. Jones also spent pre-season at Kaposvari in Hungarian A Division that year where in four games he had 13.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.8apg and 1.3spg.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Italian LNP Silver Playoffs Semifinals in 2014. Jones received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Jones experienced life in eight different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Jones has played previously professionally in Germany (Deutsche Bank Skyliners), Montenegro (Jedinstvo), Saudi Arabia (Uhud), Slovakia (Handlova), Turkey (Baskent Genclik), Italy (Matera), Hungary (Szedeak) and ABA (Detroit H.).
He attended Indiana Tech until 2008 and it will be his ninth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into Jones' outlook: Anthony is a 6'4' combo guard that can play the 1 and 2. He played the 3 in college also. He is a good on ball defender and has the potential to be a lockdown defender. Off the ball he has great anticipation as well. He has long arms and is athletic. He can shoot the ball from anywhere on the basketball court. He can also can attack the basket and either finish or make the right play. He runs the court well and is a hard worker. He is very coachable and a student of the game. His strengths are rebounding, shooting, and passing. He is a versatile athlete who will do whatever needs to be done to help the team win.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 14-2 
 2. Bakken 12-2 
 3. Svendborg 10-8 
 4. Horsholm 8-7 
 5. Naestved 8-8 
 6. Randers 8-10 
 7. SISU 6-12 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 12: Naestved - SISU 89-66
Jan. 11: Horsholm - Svendborg 86-55
Jan. 10: Randers - Horsens IC 69-102
Jan. 10: Stevnsgade - SISU 64-86

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: Bakken - Horsholm
Jan. 18: Horsholm - Horsens IC
Jan. 18: Svendborg - Bakken
Jan. 19: SISU - Randers
Jan. 19: Naestved - Stevnsgade


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.9 
 2. Burgess, Randers19.2 
 3. Dominique, Horsholm18.0 
 4. Haas, SISU17.7 
 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. Champagnie, Stevn.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 3. Smith, Horsholm9.1 
 4. Champagnie, Stevn.8.0 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Trist, Horsens IC7.3 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 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, Horsholm6.1 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.6 
 4. Lundberg, Horse.4.2 
 5. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 6. Mack, Horsens IC4.2 
 7. Porta, Svendborg3.9 
 8. Lanegger, Naestved3.9 
 9. Mitchell, Naestved3.8 
 10. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
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, Horsholm1.9 
 5. Smith, Horsholm1.9 
 6. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 7. Lanegger, Naestved1.8 
 8. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 9. Burgess, Randers1.8 
 10. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
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. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 6. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 7. Sane, Naestved1.0 
 8. Dranginis, SISU0.9 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Artino, Horsens IC0.9 


Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Wolfpack/BMS 11-0 
 2. Koge BK 8-2 
 3. Vaerlose 6-4 
 4. BMI Bloodhounds 5-4 
 5. Amager BK 5-5 
 6. EBAA 5-5 
 7. Virum 4-4 
 8. SBBC 2015 2-8 
 9. Birkerod 2-8 
 10. Aalborg 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 14: SBBC 2015 - Birkerod 98-66
Jan. 14: Wolfpack/BMS - EBAA 83-52

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 20: EBAA - Virum
Jan. 21: EBAA - Vaerlose
Jan. 21: Aalborg - Amager BK
Jan. 21: SBBC 2015 - Virum
Jan. 22: Birkerod - Koge BK
Jan. 22: BMI Bloodhounds - Wolfpack/BMS


Artino's 14 points and 9 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old Will Artino (211-C/F-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's best team Horsens IC and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
He had the game-high 14 points adding nine rebounds and two assists for Horsens IC in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Randers (#6, 8-10) with 33-point margin 102-69. It allowed Horsens IC to consolidate first place in the Danish league. Horsens IC have a solid 14-2 record. Artino turned to be Horsens IC's top player in his first season with the team. Will Artino averages this season 13.6ppg and 6.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Tanner McGrew (203-F-93, agency: Duran International) of SISU. He is American forward in his first season at SISU. In the last game McGrew recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 18 rebounds. Bad luck as SISU lost that game 66-89 to slightly higher-ranked Naestved (#5, 8-8). SISU managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-12 record. McGrew is a newcomer at SISU and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.1ppg (#7). His other stats are also decent: 10.7rpg and 3.4apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Jyles Smith (209-PF-92) of Horsholm (#4). Smith scored 14 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Horsholm, leading his team to a 86-55 easy win against #3 ranked Svendborg in a game of the week. Horsholm needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 7 lost games. Smith has a great season in Denmark. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.9rpg (3rd best). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 50.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Oliver Stroeh (192-G-94) of SISU - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Vedran Borovcanin (200-G/F-85) of Horsens IC - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92) of SISU - 20 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Cheikh Sane (207-C/F-92) of Naestved - 13 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Derrick Wilson (185-PG-92) of SISU - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Patrick Onwenu (198-F-93) of Naestved - 19 points and 5 rebounds
10. Mikael Nielsen (180-PG-90) of Horsholm - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 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)



1st Division Round 12: BMS Skovlunde beats EBAA in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Skovlunde. Top-ranked BMS Skovlunde faced 4th ranked EBAA. Host BMS Skovlunde (11-0) smashed guests from Aarhus (5-5) 83-52. Undefeated BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. EBAA lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Amager BK. BMS Skovlunde are looking forward to face BMI Bloodhounds (#4) in Beder in the next round. EBAA will play at home against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Svendborg. Local SBBC 2015 (2-8) outscored 8th ranked Birkerod (2-8) 98-66. SBBC 2015 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Birkerod. SBBC 2015 will play against higher ranked Virum Vipers (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Birkerod will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.


Wolfpack/BMS - EBAA 83-52

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Skovlunde. Top-ranked BMS Skovlunde faced 4th ranked EBAA. Host BMS Skovlunde (11-0) smashed guests from Aarhus (5-5) 83-52. BMS Skovlunde have an impressive 11-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 11-0 record. EBAA lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fifth place with five games lost. They share the position with Amager BK. BMS Skovlunde are looking forward to face BMI Bloodhounds (#4) in Beder in the next round. EBAA will play at home against Vaerlose and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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SBBC 2015 - Birkerod 98-66

The game with biggest result difference took place in Svendborg. Local SBBC 2015 (2-8) outscored 8th ranked Birkerod (2-8) 98-66. SBBC 2015 moved-up to eighth place, which they share with defeated Birkerod. SBBC 2015 will play against higher ranked Virum Vipers (#7) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Birkerod will play against the league's second-placed Koge BK where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 16-9 
 2. Delaware 87ers 13-10 
 3. Westchester K. 11-12 
 4. Long Island N. 9-16 
 5. Erie Bay H. 8-15 
 6. Greensboro S. 7-17 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 16-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 15-7 
 3. Canton C. 13-10 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 11-14 
 5. Windy City B. 7-14 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 19-5 
 2. N.Arizona S. 12-10 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 12-11 
 4. Reno B. 9-14 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-17 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 17-6 
 2. Oklahoma City B 16-9 
 3. Rio Grande VV 16-10 
 4. Texas L. 12-10 
 5. Austin S. 9-15 
 6. Iowa E. 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 59

Jan. 14: Santa Cruz W. - Salt Lake City S. 94-102
Jan. 14: Los Angeles D. - Canton C. 122-118
Jan. 14: N.Arizona S. - Grand Rapids D. 121-90
Jan. 14: Maine RC - Windy City B. 115-108
Jan. 14: Texas L. - Rio Grande VV 113-110
Jan. 14: Oklahoma City B - Austin S. 104-97
Jan. 14: Delaware 87ers - Westchester K. 103-102

Regular Season: Round 60

Jan. 15: Iowa E. - Greensboro S.
Jan. 15: Sioux Falls S. - Reno B.


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.2 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.0 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.5 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.1 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.5 
 7. Patterson, Reno B.22.3 
 8. Brown, Erie Bay H.22.1 
 9. Nader, Maine RC21.9 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.6 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.4 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.11.1 
 5. Zimmerman, Erie B.10.6 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 7. Long, Delaware.10.4 
 8. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 9. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Magette, Los A.9.8 
 2. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.9 
 3. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.5 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.1 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Cook, Canton C.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.2.5 
 4. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 6. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Payton II, Rio G.2.1 
 9. Cousins, Reno B.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.9 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.8 
 3. Foster, Los A.2.3 
 4. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 6. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Ndour, Westches.1.9 
 10. Moreland, Canton C.1.9 


Spurs recall Bryn Forbes from Austin - by Sam Amico

The San Antonio Spurs recalled guard Bryn Forbes (6'3''-G-93, college: Michigan St.) from the Austin Spurs on Saturday. Forbes is in his first NBA seaso. He has played in 13 games and is averaging just less than one point per game through Saturday. He is averaging 4.4 minutes and is just 1-of-7 on 3-pointers in his rookie campaign. He went undrafted out of college, but the Spurs are hopeful he can develop into a solid backup to whoever replaces Tony Parker. The Spurs made the move prior to their game against the Phoenix Suns in Mexico City.


Warriors recall Looney, McCaw from Santa Cruz - by Sam Amico

The Golden State Warriors recalled forward Kevon Looney (6'9''-F-96, college: UCLA) and guard Patrick McCaw (6'7''-G-95, college: UNLV) from the Santa Cruz Warriors of the D-League. Looney, who was assigned Friday, scored 18 points and pulled down a Santa Cruz season-high 20 rebounds to go with two steals and two blocks in 24 minutes of play the Warriors' 113-104 home win against the Salt Lake City Stars. McCaw, a rookie guard was also assigned Friday, finished the game with 10 points and five assists in 32 minutes. Looney was the Warriors' first-round pick out of UCLA in 2015. McCaw was drafted in the second round by the Milwaukee Bucks, who immediately traded him to the Warriors.


Ryan Kelly set to join Maine Red Claws - by Sam Amico

After being waived by the Atlanta Hawks then clearing waivers last week, Ryan Kelly (6'11''-PF-91, college: Duke) has joined the Maine Red Claws of the D-League. Kelly was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers in the second round (No. 48 overall) in 2013. He spent three seasons with the Lakers before joining the Hawks as a free agent in October. Kelly carries NBA career averages of 6.2 points and 3.2 rebounds. He averaged just 1.1 points with the Hawks this season, as playing time was scarce.


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  EGYPT  


Egypt is the champion of Arab cup for national teams - by Mohamed Hafez

After a big final game against Morocco, Egypt got the title of the Arab National Teams Cup by beating Morocco 96-90. The half time finished with the leading of Morocco by 9 points 51-42. Egypt dominated the game in the second half due to the great effort of Omar Tarek, Ypusef Shosha and Moataz Okasha.

The arab cup was a good opportunity for Egypt to prepare for the Zone 5 qualification to FIBA Africa 2017 which will be in Cairo on 12 March 2017.



Omar Tarek is the MVP of Arab Nations Cup - by Mohamed Hafez

Omar Tarek got the MVP of Arab Nations Cup after his great performance in the tournament.
Omar Tarek (218-C-91) is the former player of USC (NCAA1) and the recent player of Gezera club in Egypt. He is very interesting prospect for the center position. Has yet great athletic skills, and a good timing for rebounds and shot blocking which help Egypt to achieve the cup after defeating Morocco in the final 96-90 in a close game.



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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 10: Valga - TLU/Kalev 78-99
Jan. 13: TLU/Kalev - Parnu 69-75
Jan. 13: Valga - TTU 66-68
Jan. 10: Noorteliiga - Kalev/Cramo 59-112
Jan. 14: TU/Rock - Tarvas 110-64

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: TU/Rock - Parnu
Jan. 21: Noorteliiga - Tarvas
Jan. 22: TTU - TLU/Kalev
Jan. 24: Parnu - Rapla
Jan. 24: Valga - TU/Rock
Jan. 24: TLU/Kalev - Noorteliiga


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.25.5 
 2. van der Mars, Rap.20.1 
 3. Baker, Tarvas20.0 
 4. Strupovics, Valga18.8 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU18.8 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Olmre, TTU17.4 
 8. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.17.3 
 9. Saage, TL.14.4 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.2 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.0 
 3. Jois, TU/Rock8.8 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU8.7 
 5. Milka, TU/Rock8.3 
 6. Soodla, Noorteliiga8.0 
 7. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.0 
 8. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 9. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.6.4 
 10. Heath, TL.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  TL.
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Saage, TL.5.0 
 2. Bratoz, Rapla4.8 
 3. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.5 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 6. Jones, TL.4.0 
 7. Sokk, TU/Rock3.9 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas3.9 
 9. Thomas, TU/Rock3.9 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.5 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.9 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 5. Olmre, TTU1.8 
 6. Kaldre, Rapla1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Jones, TL.1.5 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla1.5 
 10. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 2. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.3 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu1.0 
 5. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 6. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 7. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Saks, TL.0.8 
 10. Perine, Tarvas0.7 


Estonian U16 National Team 2017 - by Igor Obradovic

Starting five
#s#
Kerr Kriisa
Kriisa
Karl-gustav Paloots
Paloots
Ran-andre Pehka
Pehka
Kitsing Kaspar
Kaspar
Leemet Loik
Loik
#e#5
5Patrik Peemot 182-PG-01 BC Tartu Estonia
6Ran-andre Pehka 185-G-01 Noorteliiga Estonia
7Kerr Kriisa 187-PG-01 TU/Rock Estonia
9Kristo Tammiksaar 184-PG-01 Tarvas Estonia
10Kitsing Kaspar 195-F/G-01
11Leemet Loik 190-G-01 Noorteliiga Estonia
12Hannes Saar 189-G-01 BC Tartu Estonia
14Karl-gustav Paloots 201-C-01 Noorteliiga Estonia
15Joonas Riismaa 193-F/G-02
21Kristjan Kokk 197-F-01 Viimsi Estonia
22Martin Laandu 191-G/F-01 Tarvas Estonia
23Peeter-Toomas Tael 191-G/F-01 BC Tartu Estonia




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  EUROLEAGUE  


Vitor Faverani signs at FC Barcelona - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) landed 29-year old Brazilian ex-international center Vitor Faverani (212-118kg-88). He started the season at UCAM Murcia (Liga Endesa). In 15 games he averaged 9.7ppg and 4.5rpg this season. Faverani also played 10 games in Eurocup where he had 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.5apg. The last season he played also at UCAM Murcia. In 21 Liga Endesa games he recorded 10.5ppg and 5.0rpg.
Among other achievements Faverani's team won Israeli Cup in 2016. He received also Eurobasket.com All-Spanish LEB Gold Import Player of the Year award back in 2011. Faverani was a member of Brazilian Senior National Team in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball Faverani experienced life in six different countries playing on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Latin American and of course North American leagues. Faverani has played previously professionally in Italy, NBA (Boston Celtics), Spain (Valencia Basket, CAI Zaragoza, Gipuzkoa and Clinicas Rincon), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Brazil (Araraquara) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
He is described as: A powerful pivot with great moves inside. Yet a "beast" defensively, he has improved his offensive skill, becoming a very good scoring center.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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ANGT Kaunas: Zalgiris beat CFBB Paris for the trophy - by Eurobasket News

Zalgiris U18 - CFBB Paris U18 62:57

Zalgiris earned the title at the Kaunas stage of the Adidas Next Generation Tournament. They edged CFBB Paris in the title game tonight. Rokas Jokubaitis (187-PG-00) scored 18 points and 6 assists to lead the winners.
Zalgiris jumped to a 19:15 lead after ten minutes. CFBB Paris cut the deficit at 3-point mark 32:35 at halftime. Zalgiris stretched the lead in the third term. The Kaunas team accumulated a 53:40 advantage heading into the fourth frame. CFBB Paris pulled within striking distance in the fourth quarter but Zalgiris held on to snatch a tough win at the end. Lukas Uleckas (197-G/F-99) chipped in 10 points, while Grantas Vasiliauskas (204-PF-99) added 8 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Joel Ayayi (193-PG-00) responded with 19 points for CFBB Paris. Ivan Fevrier (203-F-99) posted 13 points and 9 boards in the loss.

Zalgiris U18: Rokas Jokubaitis 18, Lukas Uleckas 10, Grantas Vasiliauskas 8+12 boards
CFBB Paris U18: Joel Ayayi 19, Ivan Fevrier 13



Euroleague round 17 best performance: Dairis Bertans - by Eurobasket News

Latvian Shooting guard Dairis Bertans (194-SG-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for Darussafaka, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 27-year old player was the main contributor (29 points and five assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Baskonia (#4, 11-6) 98-89. Darussafaka is placed at 7th position in Euroleague. Darussafaka 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 9-8 record. In the team's last game Bertans had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Dairis Bertans averages this season 6.4ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Serbian Milan Macvan (206-PF-89) of EA7 Armani. Macvan had a very good evening with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as EA7 Armani lost that game 64-101 to the higher-ranked CSKA (#1, 13-4). This loss caused EA7 Armani to slide to the very bottom (16) position in the standings. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories EA7 Armani managed to get this year. Macvan is well-known at EA7 Armani and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics (#11). Langford showcased his all-around game by recording 27 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Unics, leading his team to a 63-58 win against Brose Bask. (7-10). The chances of Unics ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Langford could help Unics to bring them higher in the standings. Langford has a great season in Euroleague. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.0ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid - 10 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA - 22 points and 3 assists
6. Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 21 points and 8 rebounds
7. Ekpe Udoh (208-F/C-87) of Fenerbahce - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Janis Strelnieks (191-PG-89) of Brose Bask. - 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Victor Rudd (205-F-91) of Maccabi T-A - 18 points and 9 rebounds
10. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 21 points, 2 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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  FINLAND  


Austin Hollins claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Austin Hollins (195-F/G-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kauhajoki and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 25-year old swingman had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and four assists for Kauhajoki in his team's victory, helping them to crush KTP Basket (#9, 7-14) with 24-point margin 105-81. Thanks to this victory Kauhajoki moved-up to the 4th position in Finnish Korisliiga. Kauhajoki 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 12-10 record. In the team's last game Hollins had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kauhajoki's top player in his first season with the team. University of Minnesota graduate has very impressive stats this year. Hollins is in league's top in points (9th best: 16.6ppg) and averages solid 54.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old American center Gerald Lee (208-C-87) of league's best team Helsinki Seagulls. Lee impressed basketball fans with 26 points and 3 rebounds. Of course he led Helsinki Seagulls to another comfortable win 81-63 over the lower-ranked Korihait (#10, 4-15) being unquestionably team leader. Of course Helsinki Seagulls still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just four games this season, while they won 17 matches. Lee is a newcomer at Helsinki Seagulls and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Kauhajoki's star - Bosnia and Herzegovina Bojan Sarcevic (190-G-88). Sarcevic scored 22 points and passed eight assists. He was another key player of Kauhajoki, helping his team with a 105-81 easy win against the lower-ranked KTP Basket (#9, 7-14). Kauhajoki needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 10 lost games. Sarcevic has a great season in Finland. After 22 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 5.7apg (4th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. J'Nathan Bullock (196-F-87) of Pyrinto - 17 points and 16 rebounds
5. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82) of KTP Basket - 23 points and 4 rebounds
6. Kammeon Holsey (203-F-90) of Kauhajoki - 21 points and 8 rebounds
7. Daniel Bailey (196-G-90) of KTP Basket - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Rakeem Buckles (203-F-90) of Kouvot - 23 points and 8 rebounds
9. Michael Cuffee (195-G-83) of Kouvot - 17 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Aubrey Conerly (182-PG-83) of Lapua - 17 points, 5 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)



Korisliiga Round 23: Salon Vilpas defeat Kauhajoen Karhu in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

An interesting game for Salon Vilpas (16-5) which hosted in Salo 3rd placed Kauhajoen Karhu (12-10). Second ranked Salon Vilpas managed to get a 10-point victory 96-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kauhajoen Karhu. Kauhajoen Karhu was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 31-20 charge of Salon Vilpas, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Kauhajoen Karhu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Michael Pounds (189-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) contributed with 21 points for the winners. American swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) answered with 32 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) for Kauhajoen Karhu. Salon Vilpas maintains second place with 16-5 record behind leader Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Salon Vilpas are looking forward to face Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road in the next round. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against BC Nokia and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (17-4) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (8-14) 77-71. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 8 assists. Remy Abell helped adding 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Helsinki Seagulls' coach Mikko Larkas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds. Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 17-4 record. Tampereen Pyrinto lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will play against Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tampereen Pyrinto will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (12-6) and 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (11-10) in Joensuu on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Joensuun Kataja outscored guests from Lapua 103-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. It was a quality performance for Jarekious Bradley who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja's coach Greg Gibson felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Damon Williams came up with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for Lapuan Korikobrat in the defeat. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to third place. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. Joensuun Kataja will meet at home Tampereen Pyrinto (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 23 BC Nokia was beaten by KTP Basket on the road 87-76.
The most impressive performance of 23th round was 16 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists by Teemu Rannikko of Kataja Basket.


Helsinki Seagulls - Pyrinto 77-71

Korisliiga top team - Helsinki Seagulls (17-4) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Tampereen Pyrinto (8-14) 77-71. It looked good early as Tampereen Pyrinto took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Helsinki Seagulls had a 16-14 second period charge getting the lead and Tampereen Pyrinto was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 71-77. They outrebounded Tampereen Pyrinto 39-27 including 26 on the defensive glass. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Antto Nikkarinen (185-91, agency: Blacktop Management) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 8 assists. American guard Remy Abell (193-92, college: Xavier, agency: Inception Sports) helped adding 18 points (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). Four Helsinki Seagulls players scored in double figures. Helsinki Seagulls' coach Mikko Larkas allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward J'Nathan Bullock (196-87, college: Cleveland St.) responded with 21 points and 6 rebounds and Topias Palmi (194-94) scored 21 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Helsinki Seagulls maintains first place with 17-4 record. Tampereen Pyrinto lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls will play against Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Tampereen Pyrinto will play on the road against Joensuun Kataja and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Helsinki Seagulls: R.Abell 18+2reb, A.Nikkarinen 11+1reb+8ast, J.Conley 10+4reb+2ast, R.Cowels III 10+4reb+2ast, G.Lee 10+4reb, T.Heinonen 9+7reb+3ast
Pyrinto: J.Bullock 21+6reb+1ast, T.Palmi 21+4reb+1ast, A.Lehto 17+1reb+4ast, J.Caven 5+3reb+1ast, V.Pekkola 3+3reb+1ast, R.Minard 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 488022


Kataja Basket - Lapua 103-68

The game between fourth ranked Joensuun Kataja (12-6) and 5th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (11-10) in Joensuu on Friday ended with biggest points difference. Joensuun Kataja outscored guests from Lapua 103-68. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. The game without a history. Joensuun Kataja led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Joensuun Kataja dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Lapuan Korikobrat's 34 and made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Lapuan Korikobrat 52-33 including a 41-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. Joensuun Kataja looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Lapuan Korikobrat's players. It was a quality performance for American swingman Jarekious Bradley (196-90, college: SE Missouri St.) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 14 rebounds. Guard Ilari Seppala (188-93) accounted for 17 points and 8 assists for the winning side. Joensuun Kataja's coach Greg Gibson felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) came up with 18 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 13 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Lapuan Korikobrat in the defeat. Five Joensuun Kataja and four Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Joensuun Kataja moved-up to third place. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. Joensuun Kataja will meet at home Tampereen Pyrinto (#8) in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Lapuan Korikobrat will play against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: I.Seppala 17+3reb+8ast, J.Bradley 17+14reb+3ast, T.Rannikko 16+7reb+4ast, V.Makalainen 13+5reb+2ast, R.Brown 11+5reb+3ast, J.King 8+2reb+1ast
Lapua: D.Williams 18+5reb+4ast, J.Jones 14+5reb+1ast, D.Morris 13+9reb, M.Van Andringa 10+3reb+1ast, L.Kinnard 9+7reb+2ast, A.Conerly 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 532951


Salon Vilpas - Kauhajoki 96-86

An interesting game for Salon Vilpas (16-5) which hosted in Salo 3rd placed Kauhajoen Karhu (12-10). Second ranked Salon Vilpas managed to get a 10-point victory 96-86. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Kauhajoen Karhu. Kauhajoen Karhu was trailing by 2 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 31-20 charge of Salon Vilpas, which allowed them to win the game. They made 23-of-26 free shots (88.5 percent) during the game. 25 personal fouls committed by Kauhajoen Karhu helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Guard Michael Pounds (189-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points. American point guard Juwan Staten (185-92, college: W.Virginia) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Salon Vilpas players scored in double figures. American swingman Austin Hollins (195-91, college: Minnesota) answered with 32 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and the other American import guard Tate Unruh (193-90, college: N.Colorado, agency: Inception Sports) added 18 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Kauhajoen Karhu. Salon Vilpas maintains second place with 16-5 record behind leader Helsinki Seagulls. Kauhajoen Karhu at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Salon Vilpas are looking forward to face Lapuan Korikobrat (#5) on the road in the next round. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against BC Nokia and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Salon Vilpas: M.Pounds 22+3reb+1ast, J.Staten 21+2reb, J.Nenonen 18+3reb, A.Coleman 12+5reb+4ast, O.Jarvi 12+4reb+4ast, D.Williams 7+4reb+1ast
Kauhajoki: A.Hollins 32+8reb+1ast, T.Unruh 18+8reb+1ast, K.Holsey 11+3reb+1ast, B.Sarcevic 9+11ast, J.Lehtoranta 6+6reb+1ast, S.Vanttaja 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 488024


KTP Basket - BC Nokia 87-76

There was a small surprise when ninth ranked KTP-Basket (7-14) beat 7th ranked BC Nokia (8-14) in Kotka 87-76 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by KTP-Basket. BC Nokia managed to win second period 18-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. KTP-Basket forced 20 BC Nokia turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for American Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Jamaican-American power forward Sherman Gay (201-82, college: Loyola Mary) accounted for 16 points and 12 rebounds for the winning side. Canadian Sefton Barrett (196-83, college: Cent.Michigan, agency: Blacktop Management) came up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) and American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for BC Nokia in the defeat. Five KTP-Basket and four BC Nokia players scored in double figures. KTP-Basket maintains ninth place with 7-14 record. Loser BC Nokia keeps the seventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with Pyrinto. KTP-Basket will meet at home bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in the next round. BC Nokia will play against Kauhajoen Karhu and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
KTP Basket: M.Pratt 20+10reb+6ast, V.Kopio 18+1reb, S.Gay 16+12reb+3ast, W.Walker 11+9reb+2ast, D.Bailey 11+2reb+1ast, J.Herrala 4+7reb+2ast
BC Nokia: S.Barrett 20+10reb+1ast, I.Wilkerson 14+8reb+4ast, D.Dolenc 10+4reb, E.Skamo 10+7reb+2ast, P.Dia 7+5reb+1ast, K.Smith 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 488023





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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 14-2 
 2. Chalon 12-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 10-5 
 4. Nanterre 10-6 
 5. Le Mans 9-7 
 6. Paris-Levallois 9-7 
 7. ASVEL 9-7 
 8. Gravelines 8-7 
 9. Strasbourg 8-8 
 10. Le Portel 7-8 
 11. Limoges 7-8 
 12. Chalons-Reims 7-9 
 13. Hyeres-Toulon 7-9 
 14. Cholet 6-10 
 15. Orleans 6-10 
 16. Dijon 5-11 
 17. Antibes 5-11 
 18. Nancy 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 14: ASVEL - Nancy 84-71
Jan. 14: Monaco - Nanterre 84-70
Jan. 13: Dijon - Orleans 76-84
Jan. 13: Paris-Levallois - Strasbourg 75-65
Jan. 14: Chalons-Reims - Chalon 74-69
Jan. 14: Cholet - Hyeres-Toulon 66-86
Jan. 13: Antibes - Le Mans 54-58
Jan. 16: Gravelines - Le Portel
Jan. 15: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - Limoges

Round 14

Jan. 7: Gravelines - Nanterre 91-81


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.9 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.4 
 3. Clark, Chalon16.3 
 4. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 5. Smith, Chalons-Reims16.1 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Cobbs, Gravelines15.5 
 9. Buford, Limoges14.9 
 10. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Fall, Chalon8.8 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.6 
 3. Yeguete, Le Mans8.1 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.5 
 5. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.5 
 6. Blue, Antibes7.5 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.0 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre7.0 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.6 
 4. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 5. Holston, Dijon5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.8 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 7. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 8. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 9. Howard, Hyeres-T.1.4 
 10. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fall, Chalon2.8 
 2. Jeanne, Nancy1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 4. Uter, AS.1.1 
 5. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.1 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.0 
 7. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 8. Cain, Chalons-Reims0.9 
 9. Fair, Limoges0.9 
 10. Hassell, Le Portel0.9 


Standings - ProB

ProB Standings
 1. Provence Basket 12-2 
 2. Bourg 10-4 
 3. Charleville 10-4 
 4. Le Havre 9-5 
 5. Nantes 8-6 
 6. Lille 8-6 
 7. Denain 8-6 
 8. Vichy Clermont 7-7 
 9. Blois 6-8 
 10. Roanne 6-8 
 11. Maurienne 6-8 
 12. Poitiers 6-8 
 13. St Quentin 6-8 
 14. Boulazac 6-8 
 15. Evreux 6-8 
 16. Boulogne 4-10 
 17. Rouen 4-10 
 18. St Chamond 4-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 13: Maurienne - Rouen 95-84
Jan. 14: Roanne - Vichy Clermont 94-96
Jan. 14: Blois - St Chamond 89-72
Jan. 14: Charleville - Denain 86-88
Jan. 13: Le Havre - Provence Basket 70-64
Jan. 14: Poitiers - Nantes 68-56
Jan. 14: St Quentin - Boulazac 65-71
Jan. 14: Boulogne - Lille 63-71
Jan. 13: Evreux - Bourg 57-76


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Williams, Boulazac20.9 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.18.1 
 3. Jones, Lille17.3 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.0 
 5. Ware, Vichy C.16.9 
 6. Burton, Roanne16.9 
 7. Rozenfeld, Roanne16.3 
 8. Bigote, Nantes16.1 
 9. Obasohan, Provence.15.9 
 10. Sim, Bourg15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.6
 1. Kone, Charleville10.6 
 2. Burton, Roanne9.4 
 3. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.0 
 4. Ekperigin, Nantes8.7 
 5. Ndoye, Bourg8.7 
 6. Traore, Lille7.9 
 7. Williams, Boulazac7.9 
 8. Diame, Blois7.8 
 9. Paumier, Boulogne7.8 
 10. Fall, Poitiers7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Tyreek DUREN
  Boulogne
  (183-PG-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Duren, Boulogne7.0 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne6.6 
 3. Ware, Vichy C.6.6 
 4. Hermannsson, Charlevi.6.6 
 5. King, Le Havre6.1 
 6. Turner, Blois6.0 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.9 
 8. Sim, Bourg5.8 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.6 
 10. Pellin, Boulazac5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Henry, Evreux2.4 
 2. Fouse, Charleville2.1 
 3. Burton, Roanne2.1 
 4. Maille, Provence.2.0 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 6. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 7. Duren, Boulogne1.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 9. Williams, Boulazac1.8 
 10. Turner, Blois1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Williams, Boulazac1.4 
 3. Traore, Lille1.4 
 4. Paumier, Boulogne1.4 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Jones, Lille1.3 
 7. Boateng, Blois1.2 
 8. Fall, Poitiers1.2 
 9. Ho You Fat, Rouen1.2 
 10. Diame, Blois1.1 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Souffel 14-4 
 2. Quimper 13-5 
 3. RAC Basket 12-6 
 4. Caen 12-6 
 5. GET Vosges 11-7 
 6. St Vallier 10-8 
 7. Chartres 10-8 
 8. Orchies 10-8 
 9. Lourdes 10-8 
 10. Rennes 9-9 
 11. Angers BC 8-10 
 12. Vitre 8-10 
 13. ALS Basket 8-10 
 14. Lorient 7-11 
 15. Challans 7-11 
 16. Gries/Oberhoffen 6-11 
 17. SAP Vaucluse 6-12 
 18. CFBB 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 14: RAC Basket - St Vallier 93-77
Jan. 14: Quimper - Orchies 86-87
Jan. 14: Challans - Rennes 75-90
Jan. 13: Lourdes - Souffel 74-72
Jan. 13: GET Vosges - Lorient 71-64
Jan. 13: Angers BC - Chartres 65-90
Jan. 14: Vitre - SAP Vaucluse 60-70
Jan. 14: Caen - ALS Basket 105-60


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.8 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.7 
 3. Smith, Orchies17.3 
 4. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 5. Mitchell, Chartres16.7 
 6. Brooks, ALS Basket16.5 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.1 
 8. Newson, Lorient16.1 
 9. Uzas, Angers BC15.6 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Watt, Angers BC10.7 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.3 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel9.3 
 4. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.3 
 5. Nwaukoni, Angers B.8.0 
 6. Gourari, RAC Basket7.7 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 10. Anderson, RAC B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.0 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.6 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Bichard, RAC Basket5.3 
 6. Suhard, Angers BC5.1 
 7. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 8. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
 9. Smith, Orchies4.5 
 10. Neri, ALS Basket4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Cornely, Caen2.4 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 4. Neri, ALS Basket2.4 
 5. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Correia, Souffel1.8 
 8. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.7 
 10. Monteiro, Caen1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.0 
 4. Njiba, St Vallier0.9 
 5. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 6. Cox, Challans0.9 
 7. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 8. Davis, Rennes0.9 
 9. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 10. Boucard, GET Vosges0.8 


St Chamond signs Khyle Marshall - by Eurobasket News

Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (ProB) signed 25-year old American (has also Saint Lucian passport) forward Khyle Marshall (200-98kg-92, college: Butler, agency: Duran International). He started the season at TLU/Kalev in Estonian Alexela KML. In four games he had 14.3ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.0apg and 1.3spg this season. Marshall also played 1 game in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 11 points and 7 rebounds. The last summer he played at Cangrejeros in Puerto Rican BSN. In four games he averaged 5.5ppg and 1.0rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Marshall was voted .two-time Sun Sentinel Class 6A-5A-4A Player of the Year back in 2009 and 2010 at his college time.
Marshall represented Saint Lucia at the World Championships U19 in Latvia six years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.7ppg, 3.0rpg, FGP: 47.7%, FT: 60.0%.
Marshall is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Marshall has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Japan (Yokohama B-Corsairs), Spain (Lleida Basquet), Dominican Republic (Huracanes del Atlantico) and D-League (Austin Spurs and Los Angeles D-Fenders).
He attended Butler University until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Matt Gamberoni (ex Stevnsgade) agreed terms with Maia Basket - by Eurobasket News

Maia Basket Clube (LPB) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old French forward Matt Gamberoni (208-113kg-91, college: Trevecca Nazarene). He supposed to play at Stevnsgade BBK in Danish Ligaen, but was released by the team in October. In three games he recorded 5.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.0spg this season. Gamberoni played in the final of G-MAC Tournament.
He has played previously professionally in Spain (Caceres Ciudad del Baloncesto) and France (Entente Orleans 45).
Gamberoni attended Trevecca Nazarene until 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Vitre inks Ron Mvouika - by Eurobasket News

Aurore de Vitre (NM1) agreed terms with 26-year old French swingman Ron Mvouika (196-91kg-91, college: St.John's). He just graduated from St.John's University (NCAA). In 32 games he had 8.5ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.8apg last season.
Last year Mvouika was drafted by Greensboro Swarm (D-League) in fourth round (75th overall).
He just came directly from St.John's University and it is his first season in pro basketball.
Mvouika played at the MVC Tournament Semifinals in 2014.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alexander, ETB W.19.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau18.6 
 3. Williams, Kirchheim18.4 
 4. Kerusch, MBC18.1 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg18.0 
 6. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.6 
 8. Warren, MBC15.8 
 9. Moore, Ehingen15.6 
 10. Spearman, Trier15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.2 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 4. Thompson, ETB W.8.2 
 5. Wolf, Hamburg7.5 
 6. Jahn, Ehingen7.5 
 7. Sturner, Dresden7.3 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.8 
 10. Wild, Hanau6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.6 
 2. Love, Kirchheim5.9 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.8 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.7 
 5. Zazai, MBC5.6 
 6. Schmitz, Trier5.5 
 7. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 8. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 9. Watkins, Nuernberg5.3 
 10. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin TIGGS
  Crailsheim
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.8 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.7 
 3. Love, Kirchheim2.6 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.0 
 8. Kovacevic, Heidelberg1.8 
 9. Eversley, Koeln R.1.8 
 10. Vest, Uni Baskets1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden1.8 
 3. King, Koeln R.1.7 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 6. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 7. Fraser, Ehingen1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. Keppeler, Baunach1.1 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-4 
 2. Oldenburg 10-4 
 3. Iserlohn 10-5 
 4. Art.Dragons 9-5 
 5. Bochum 9-5 
 6. Schalke 7-7 
 7. Rist Wedel 6-8 
 8. Itzehoe 6-8 
 9. Rostock 6-8 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-9 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 4-10 
 12. Recklinghausen 2-12 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 12-2 
 2. Weissenhorn 10-4 
 3. Elchingen 9-4 
 4. Bayer Giants 9-5 
 5. Karlsruhe BG 8-5 
 6. FC Bayern II 8-5 
 7. Dragons 6-8 
 8. Licher Baeren 5-9 
 9. Wuerzburg 5-9 
 10. Fraport SKY II 4-9 
 11. Leipzig 4-10 
 12. Noerdlingen 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 14: Iserlohn - Bernau 85-72
Jan. 15: Rostock - Schalke
Jan. 15: Recklinghausen - Bochum
Jan. 15: Art.Dragons - Oldenburg
Jan. 15: Rist Wedel - Stahnsdorf
Jan. 15: Itzehoe - Wolfenbuettel

South

Jan. 15: Bayer Giants - Karlsruhe PS
Jan. 15: Elchingen - FC Bayern II
Jan. 15: Weissenhorn - Noerdlingen
Jan. 15: Karlsruhe BG - Dragons
Jan. 15: Fraport SKY II - Licher Baeren
Jan. 15: Wuerzburg - Leipzig


ProA Round 18: No surprise as #1 Mitteldeutscher BC defeats Oettinger Rockets Gotha - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

ProA top team - Mitteldeutscher BC (16-2) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-8) 83-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Oettinger Rockets Gotha. Mitteldeutscher BC made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Oettinger Rockets Gotha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Marcus Hatten (185-80, college: St.John's) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-Ivorian forward Dane Watts (203-86) with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Mitteldeutscher BC maintains first position with 16-2 record. Oettinger Rockets Gotha at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Trier. Mitteldeutscher BC are looking forward to face ETB Wohnbau (#15) in Essen in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play at home against the league's second-placed Crailsheim Merlins (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Tenth-ranked Hamburg (7-11) gave a tough game to third ranked Kirchheim Knights (13-5). The visitors from Kirchheim managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. American forward Jonathon Williams (198-90, college: Wagner) notched 25 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and Carrington Love supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by American guard DeAndre Lansdowne (187-89, college: Fort Lewis) did not help to save the game for Hamburg. Kirchheim Knights maintains third position with 13-5 record having just three points less than leader MBC. Hamburg at the other side keeps the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Uni Baskets. Kirchheim Knights will play against bottom-ranked Titans (#16) in Dresden in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hamburg will play at home against Baunach (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Trier between Gladiators and Uni Baskets. Eighth ranked Gladiators (10-8) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Uni Baskets (7-11). Gladiators managed to escape with a 3-point win 69-66 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Brandon Spearman who scored 16 points. At the other side the best for losing team was Chase Adams who recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gladiators moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oettinger R. Uni Baskets lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Hamburg. Gladiators will meet higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Uni Baskets will play against Nuernberg (#12) in Nurnberg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Baunach where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (11-7) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Baunach (5-12) 68-60. It was a good game for Aleksej Nikolic who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Baunach moved-up to thirteenth place. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Baunach's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hamburg (#10) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Gladiators (#8) and hope to win that game.
An interesting game took place in Koeln where 6th ranked White Wings (10-7) were upset on the court of ninth ranked Koeln Rh.Stars (9-9) 80-72 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of White Wings. Hugh Robertson scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners. Koeln Rh.Stars' coach Arne Woltmann used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Koeln Rh.Stars maintains ninth position with 9-9 record. Loser White Wings keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Koeln Rh.Stars will face higher ranked Chemnitz (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.

In the last two games of round 18 Chemnitz won against Ehingen on the opponent's court 97-89. ETB Wohnbau managed to outperform Dresden in a home game 92-78.


Trier - Uni Baskets 69-66

A very close game took place in Trier between Gladiators and Uni Baskets. Eighth ranked Gladiators (10-8) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Uni Baskets (7-11). Gladiators managed to escape with a 3-point win 69-66 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was American swingman Brandon Spearman (196-91, college: Hawaii) who scored 16 points. Chilean guard Pablo Coro (190-90, college: BYU-Hawaii) chipped in 14 points. Spearman is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the other side the best for losing team was American point guard Chase Adams (177-88, college: Pittsburgh) who recorded 14 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Matt Vest (195-92, college: Wright St.) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Gladiators moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Oettinger R. Uni Baskets lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Hamburg. Gladiators will meet higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (#5) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Uni Baskets will play against Nuernberg (#12) in Nurnberg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trier: B.Spearman 16+3reb+1ast, P.Coro 14+2ast, K.Smit 10+1reb, S.Schmitz 9+3reb+3ast, J.van Zegeren 6+4reb+1ast, K.Dietz 4+9reb
Uni Baskets: C.Adams 14+7reb+2ast, T.Gloger 11+6reb, M.Grim 10+3reb+1ast, M.Vest 9+6reb+3ast, N.Tufegdzich 8+5reb+1ast, I.Buntic 5+3reb
gschID: 474149


Oettinger R. - MBC 70-83

ProA top team - Mitteldeutscher BC (16-2) managed to deliver another win on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-8) 83-70. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Oettinger Rockets Gotha. Mitteldeutscher BC made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Oettinger Rockets Gotha helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Marcus Hatten (185-80, college: St.John's) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists to lead the charge for the winners and naturalized American forward Sergio Kerusch (195-89, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American-Ivorian forward Dane Watts (203-86) with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Grant Gibbs (196-89, college: Creighton) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Five Mitteldeutscher BC and four Oettinger Rockets Gotha players scored in double figures. Mitteldeutscher BC maintains first position with 16-2 record. Oettinger Rockets Gotha at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Trier. Mitteldeutscher BC are looking forward to face ETB Wohnbau (#15) in Essen in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Oettinger Rockets Gotha will play at home against the league's second-placed Crailsheim Merlins (#2) and is hoping to prove to their fans that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
MBC: M.Hatten 17+11reb+6ast, S.Kerusch 17+5reb, D.Pantelic 14+4reb+2ast, A.Warren 12+4ast, A.Zazai 11+5reb+1ast, T.Hinz 5+3reb+1ast
Oettinger R.: D.Watts 15+6reb+4ast, G.Gibbs 13+5reb+3ast, M.DiLeo 11+2reb+2ast, E.Allen 10+3reb+1ast, J.Grof 6+6reb+2ast, J.Parker 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 474150


Hamburg - Kirchheim 86-87

Tenth-ranked Hamburg (7-11) gave a tough game to third ranked Kirchheim Knights (13-5). The visitors from Kirchheim managed to secure only one-point victory 87-86. However their fans expected much easier game. Hamburg was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jonathon Williams (198-90, college: Wagner) notched 25 points and 9 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Carrington Love (186-94, college: Green Bay) supported him with 16 points and 4 assists. Even a double-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) by American guard DeAndre Lansdowne (187-89, college: Fort Lewis) did not help to save the game for Hamburg. Center Enosch Wolf (215-90, college: Connecticut) added 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Kirchheim Knights and five Hamburg players scored in double figures. Kirchheim Knights maintains third position with 13-5 record having just three points less than leader MBC. Hamburg at the other side keeps the tenth place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Uni Baskets. Kirchheim Knights will play against bottom-ranked Titans (#16) in Dresden in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Hamburg will play at home against Baunach (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kirchheim: J.Williams 25+9reb+1ast, A.Kronhardt 17+4reb+3ast, C.Love 16+4reb+4ast, T.Koch 13+2reb+1ast, J.Maier 9+5reb+2ast, P.Medlin 7+3reb+5ast
Hamburg: D.Lansdowne 21+10reb+6ast, R.Kindzeka 14+1reb+5ast, E.Wolf 13+9reb, A.Canty 11+2reb+4ast, L.Kamp 10+1reb+1ast, J.Raffington 9+2reb
gschID: 474148


Ehingen - Chemnitz 89-97

Very expected game in Allmendingen where 13th ranked Ehingen/Urspringschule (5-13) was defeated by fourth ranked Chemnitz (12-5) 97-89 on Friday. Chemnitz made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 20 passes made by Ehingen/Urspringschule's players. Forward Michael Fleischmann (205-86) scored 33 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Joe Lawson (201-92, college: Indianapolis, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 15 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Lawson is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. The best for the losing side was American guard Kameron Taylor (198-94, college: Seton Hill) with 16 points and 6 assists and his fellow American import point guard Devon Moore (193-89, college: JMU) scored 18 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ehingen/Urspringschule's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Chemnitz maintains fourth position with 12-5 record. Newly promoted Ehingen/Urspringschule dropped to the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. Chemnitz will face Koeln Rh.Stars (#9) at home in the next round where they are favorite. Ehingen/Urspringschule will play against White Wings (#6) in Hanau and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chemnitz: M.Fleischmann 33+5reb+5ast, M.Ziegenhagen 16+4reb+1ast, J.Lawson 15+8reb+5ast, C.Carter 13+3reb+10ast, V.Matthews 6+9reb+3ast, M.Seiferth 6+4reb+2ast
Ehingen: D.Moore 18+2reb+5ast, K.Taylor 16+4reb+6ast, R.Tomasevic 14+3reb+1ast, T.Jahn 11+9reb, D.Berger 7+3reb+4ast, C.Wolf 6+4reb
gschID: 474147


ETB Wohnbau - Dresden 92-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifteenth ranked ETB Wohnbau's (5-13) home victory over bottom-ranked Titans (2-16) 92-78 on Friday. ETB Wohnbau made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Forward Jannik Lodders (198-92) scored 24 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Ashton Moore (183-93, college: Citadel) chipped in 16 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists during the contest. Four ETB Wohnbau players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Randal Holt (185-91, college: Kent St., agency: Two Points) with 15 points and 7 assists and his fellow American import power forward Jervon Pressley (203-95, college: Hampton) scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Titans' coach rotated eleven players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ETB Wohnbau moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Ehingen. Newly promoted Titans stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. ETB Wohnbau will face league's leader Mitteldeutscher BC in Weissenfels in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Titans will play on the road against Kirchheim Knights (#3) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
ETB Wohnbau: J.Lodders 24+5reb+2ast, A.Moore 16+5reb+8ast, C.Alexander 13+2reb+5ast, M.Creek 12+2reb+4ast, E.Thompson 10+11reb+3ast, R.Lodders 7+9reb+2ast
Dresden: R.Holt 15+4reb+7ast, J.Pressley 12+5reb+2ast, M.Coleman 11+4reb+2ast, R.Price 9+1reb+5ast, M.Nagora 9+1reb, J.Dunbar 9+2reb
gschID: 474146


Baunach - Heidelberg 68-60

An interesting game took place in Baunach where higher ranked MLP Academics Heidelberg (11-7) was upset on the court of fourteenth ranked Baunach (5-12) 68-60. It was a good game for Slovenian point guard Aleksej Nikolic (191-95) who led his team to a victory with 16 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Center Leon Kratzer (210-97) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Naturalized Russian forward Albert Kuppe (200-88) replied with 13 points and American forward Devin White (203-88, college: SUNO) added 13 points in the effort for MLP Academics Heidelberg. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Baunach moved-up to thirteenth place. MLP Academics Heidelberg at the other side keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. Baunach's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hamburg (#10) on the road and it may be quite challenging game. MLP Academics Heidelberg will play against Gladiators (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Baunach: A.Nikolic 16+6reb+4ast, T.Taras 13+3reb+1ast, L.Kratzer 12+6reb, A.Kulboka 11+2reb+3ast, L.Olinde 9+1reb, D.Keppeler 4+2reb
Heidelberg: D.White 13+3reb, A.Kuppe 13+4reb+2ast, B.Thompson 12+3reb, P.Heyden 12+3reb+1ast, N.Wuerzner 5, V.Hall 3+5reb+3ast
gschID: 474145


Koeln Rh.Stars - Hanau 80-72

An interesting game took place in Koeln where 6th ranked White Wings (10-7) were upset on the court of ninth ranked Koeln Rh.Stars (9-9) 80-72 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of White Wings. Koeln Rh.Stars looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Koeln Rh.Stars made 7 blocks. American guard Hugh Robertson (195-89, college: S.Florida) scored 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Robin Christen (203-91) chipped in 15 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Koeln Rh.Stars players scored in double figures. Koeln Rh.Stars' coach Arne Woltmann used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American forward Kruize Pinkins (203-93, college: USF) with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Josef Eichler (201-87) scored 15 points. Koeln Rh.Stars maintains ninth position with 9-9 record. Loser White Wings keep the sixth place with seven games lost. Koeln Rh.Stars will face higher ranked Chemnitz (#4) on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Koeln Rh.Stars: H.Robertson 20+7reb+5ast, R.Christen 15+6reb+7ast, A.Foster 10+5reb, A.King 10+6reb+1ast, C.Eversley 6+1reb, R.Williams 6+3reb+6ast
Hanau: K.Pinkins 23+10reb+3ast, J.Eichler 15+4reb+1ast, E.Harris 14+3reb+2ast, T.Joenke 8+3reb+6ast, J.Albus 4+5reb+1ast, P.Albrecht 4+3reb
gschID: 474144





Team International outscore Team National at the Telekom Dome Bonn - by Eurobasket News

Team National-Team International 99-102

Team International outscore Team National at the Telekom Dome Bonn. The foreigners grabbed a 102-99 win in front of 6000 fans. Philipp Schwethelm (201-SF-89) was named MVP of the game.
Team International fully dominated the first half and posted a 28-14 surge in the opening period. They added a 33-26 run in the second frame, but hardly saved a win in the game as the National team produced a 35-15 burst in the third quarter. Raymar Morgan (203-F/C-88, college: Michigan St.) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and Marcos Knight (188-G-89, college: Middle Tenn.St., agency: BeoBasket) netted 16. Jack Cooley (206-F/C-91, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) followed them with 13 points. Philipp Schwethelm and Maximilian Kleber (207-PF-92) ended up with 21 points each in the losing effort.
Brian Butler (196-F-91) won Telekom Basketball Dunking-Contest. Ryan Thompson (198-F/G-89, college: Rider, agency: BeoBasket) was the winner of the three-point contest.

Team National: Philipp Schwethelm 21, Maximilian Kleber 21
Team International: Raymar Morgan 21, Marcos Knight 16, Jack Cooley 13



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  GREECE  

Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Panionios 12-0 
 2. Iraklis 11-2 
 3. Doukas 10-2 
 4. Faros 8-4 
 5. Ethnikos 8-5 
 6. AE Larissas 8-5 
 7. Aiolos Astakou 8-5 
 8. Psyhiko 6-7 
 9. Amyntas Dafnis 5-8 
 10. Doxa Pefkon 5-8 
 11. Holargos 4-8 
 12. Kavala 4-8 
 13. Arkadikos 4-9 
 14. Irakleio 3-9 
 15. GS Larissas 3-10 
 16. Pagrati 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: AE Larissas - Aiolos Astakou
Jan. 21: Doxa Pefkon - Kavala
Jan. 21: Iraklis - Faros
Jan. 21: Irakleio - Amyntas Dafnis
Jan. 21: Pagrati - Holargos
Jan. 21: Psyhiko - Arkadikos
Jan. 21: Panionios - GS Larissas
Jan. 21: Ethnikos - Doukas

Round 11

Jan. 11: Aiolos Astakou - Pagrati 97-71
Jan. 11: Doxa Pefkon - Irakleio 88-74
Jan. 11: Arkadikos - Doukas 76-80

Round 12

Jan. 14: Ethnikos - Arkadikos 96-94
Jan. 14: Iraklis - Doxa Pefkon 78-48
Jan. 14: Pagrati - Faros 52-102


Aris nip AEK to reach Cup Final - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki will play in the Greek Cup Final. They edged AEK Athens 77:76 tonight to seal their title game appearance. Will Cummings (188-G-92, college: Temple) stepped up with a late bucket to seal the win for Aris. The Thessaloniki side jumped to a 26:17 lead ten minutes into the game. They maintained the advantage throughout the second quarter. Aris arrived at halftime up by two points 46:44. AEK denied the deficit in the third term. The Athens team drew things even at 61 heading into the fourth frame. It all came down to the final seconds in this one. Ukic gave AEK a 76:75 lead late in regulation. But Will Cummings stepped up for Aris and iced the victory. Will Cummings finished with 20 points to pace the winners. Michael Jenkins (193-SG-86, college: Winthrop) added 12 points for Aris. Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) led all scorers with 23 points for AEK. Donnie McGrath (193-G-84, college: Providence) had 11 points in the loss.


Al Riyadi adds Evangelos Ziagkos to coaching staff - by Greg

Defending champion Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Pepsi LBL) strenghtened its coaching staff by adding 42-year old Greek coach Evangelos Ziagkos. He will be an assistant to Ahmad Farran.
Ziagkos coached most recently at Doxa Lefkadas in Greek B League. He received Eurobasket.com All-Greek B League Coach of the Year Award previous season. Ziagkos has coached also professionally for other Greece and Cypriot teams.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 10-1 
 2. Lions 9-2 
 3. De Groene 6-3 
 4. Groningen 6-4 
 5. Lokomotief 6-4 
 6. Red Giants 6-6 
 7. New Stars 5-5 
 8. CobraNova 5-6 
 9. Leiden 2 5-6 
 10. Black Eagles 4-5 
 11. Punch 1-10 
 12. De Hoppers 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 14: New Stars - De Hoppers 81-70
Jan. 14: Punch - Red Giants 68-78
Jan. 14: Lokomotief - Lions
Jan. 14: Leiden 2 - CobraNova



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Standings - A Division

A Division Standings
 1. Alba 11-2 
 2. Kormend 9-3 
 3. Kaposvari 8-4 
 4. ZTE KK 8-4 
 5. PVSK Pannon 8-5 
 6. Falco KC 8-5 
 7. Szedeak 6-6 
 8. Szolnok 6-6 
 9. KTE-Duna 6-7 
 10. Sopron KC 5-8 
 11. Jaszberenyi 4-9 
 12. Atomeromu 3-9 
 13. MAFC 3-10 
 14. Vasas 3-10 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 14: Vasas - PVSK Pannon 90-80
Jan. 14: Alba - KTE-Duna 90-59
Jan. 14: MAFC - Sopron KC 87-77
Jan. 14: Falco KC - Jaszberenyi 84-64
Jan. 14: Kaposvari - Szedeak
Jan. 14: Szolnok - Kormend
Jan. 15: ZTE KK - Atomeromu


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Govens, Falco KC22.5 
 2. Lilov, Szedeak21.3 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok20.5 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.9 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.18.7 
 6. Taylor, Vasas18.3 
 7. Sihota, MAFC17.7 
 8. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.6 
 9. Medford, Falco KC17.4 
 10. Williams, Jaszberenyi16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roland HENDLEIN
  Kaposvari
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.5 
 2. Szabo, ZTE K.8.9 
 3. Forte, Atomeromu8.6 
 4. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.5 
 5. Drungilas, ZTE K.8.0 
 6. Sihota, MAFC7.9 
 7. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.7 
 8. Poscic, MAFC7.7 
 9. Tiby, Atomeromu7.7 
 10. Pacher, Vasas7.5 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.3 
 2. Johnson, Sopron KC7.5 
 3. Boltic, Szedeak7.2 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.0 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.6 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 7. Smith, MAFC6.2 
 8. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.9 
 10. Govens, Falco KC5.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 4
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC4.0 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.9 
 3. Nelson, PVSK P.2.0 
 4. Smith, MAFC1.8 
 5. Petty, Kormend1.8 
 6. Lilov, Szedeak1.7 
 7. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.6 
 9. Vojvoda, Szolnok1.5 
 10. Williams, Jaszberenyi1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan WRIGHT
  Vasas
  (206-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wright, Vasas2.0 
 2. Zigeranovic, Falco K.1.2 
 3. Keller, Alba1.1 
 4. Simms, Kaposvari1.0 
 5. Andric, Szolnok1.0 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.9 
 7. Thompson, Vasas0.8 
 8. Cooke, Kaposvari0.8 
 9. Czinger, ZTE K.0.7 
 10. Turner, Falco KC0.7 


Falco KC Szombathely signs Drew Barham, ex Targu Mures - by Eurobasket News

Falco KC Szombathely (A Division) signed 28-year old American guard Drew Barham (198-84kg-89, college: Gonzaga). He started the season at Targu Mures in Romanian Liga Nationala. In 13 games he had 13.2ppg, 5.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. Barham also played 7 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 9.4ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.7apg. The last season he played at BK Usti nad Labem in Czech Republic NBL. In 41 games he averaged 14.1ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg.
Barham's college team won WCC Tournament in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Japan (Orange Vikings).
Barham attended Gonzaga University until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Sherrod WRIGHT
  Haukar
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Wright, Haukar31.1 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik30.6 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.1 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.1 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll24.0 
 6. Beamon, Thor AK23.6 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 8. Clinch, Grindavik21.5 
 9. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 10. Hankins-Cole, IR20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.4 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.15.4 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.2 
 4. Hester, Tindastoll12.0 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 6. Hankins-Cole, IR11.0 
 7. Carberry, Thor T.10.8 
 8. Wright, Haukar9.8 
 9. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 10. Saevarsson, Grind.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Ermolinskij, KR6.5 
 2. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.3 
 3. Barja, Haukar6.1 
 4. Clinch, Grindavik5.9 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.3 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.5.1 
 8. Bjornsson, Skallagr.4.6 
 9. Sigurdarson, IR4.5 
 10. Carberry, Thor T.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.5 
 4. Olafsson, Grindavik2.4 
 5. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.2 
 6. Barja, Haukar2.2 
 7. Stevens, Keflavik2.1 
 8. Jonsson, Keflavik1.8 
 9. Wright, Haukar1.8 
 10. Carberry, Thor T.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.2 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR1.8 
 3. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 4. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 5. Magnusson, Haukar1.4 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll1.3 
 7. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 9. Jonsson, Thor Thorl1.2 
 10. Whitfield, Skallagr.1.2 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 13-1 
 2. Fjolnir 11-3 
 3. Valur 10-3 
 4. Breidablik 9-5 
 5. Hamar 6-8 
 6. Vestri 5-8 
 7. FSU 5-10 
 8. IA 4-10 
 9. Armann 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 13: Fjolnir - FSU 99-87
Jan. 13: Valur - IA 99-63
Jan. 13: Breidablik - Hamar 82-91
Jan. 13: Hottur - Armann 106-79
Jan. 14: Hottur - Armann 102-55

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 18: Hottur - Valur
Jan. 19: IA - Breidablik
Jan. 20: Hamar - Fjolnir
Jan. 20: Vestri - Armann


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Motley, FSU33.7 
 2. Garland, Breidablik27.3 
 3. Shouse, IA27.0 
 4. Woods, Hamar26.4 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.7 
 7. Knezevic, Vestri22.4 
 8. King, Valur22.3 
 9. Bracey, Valur21.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Woods, Hamar13.7 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.9 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.6 
 4. Motley, FSU12.4 
 5. King, Valur11.0 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri10.1 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 8. Kristjansson, IA9.4 
 9. Shouse, IA9.4 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Moss, Hottur9.4 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.8 
 3. Garland, Breidablik6.2 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Olafsson, Hamar5.1 
 6. Bracey, Valur5.0 
 7. Shouse, IA4.7 
 8. King, Valur4.3 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.3 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.1 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.2 
 3. Shouse, IA2.9 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 6. Motley, FSU2.2 
 7. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 8. Birgisson, Hottur1.7 
 9. King, Valur1.7 
 10. Midgley, Vestri1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Valur2.1 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.3 
 5. Karason, Fjolnir1.1 
 6. Motley, FSU1.1 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 8. Kristjansson, IA0.9 
 9. Moss, Hottur0.8 
 10. Petursson, Valur0.8 


D1 Round 16: No surprise as #1 Hottur defeats Armann - by Eurobasket News

D1 top team - Hottur (12-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Armann (0-14) in Egilsstadir 106-79. The game was mostly controlled by Hottur. Armann managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hottur forced 21 Armann turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hottur made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 12 assists and guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) who added 19 points and 5 assists during the contest. Hottur's coach Vidar Hafsteinsson felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Dagur Palsson responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Hottur have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-1 record. Armann at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Hottur are looking forward to face Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Armann will play against Vestri (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Third ranked Valur (10-3) crushed at home 8th ranked IA (4-10) by 36 points 99-63, which is the biggest margin this round. The winners were led by American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) who scored that evening 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks and Austin Bracey supported him with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) did not help to save the game for IA. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Valur have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Hottur. IA at the other side keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Valur will play against league's leader Hottur in Egilsstadir in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IA will play at home against Breidablik (#4) and hopes to get back on the winning track.

In the last two games of round 16 FSU lost to Fjolnir on the opponent's court 87-99. Breidablik unfortunately lost to Hamar in a home game 82-91.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 38 points (!!!), 26 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks by Chris Woods of Hamar.


Valur - IA 99-63

Third ranked Valur (10-3) crushed at home 8th ranked IA (4-10) by 36 points 99-63, which is the biggest margin this round. The game without a history. Valur led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to IA's 38. They outrebounded IA 55-33 including a 40-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. Valur players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by IA's players. They brought some defensive toughness making 12 blocks. The winners were led by American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) who scored that evening 23 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 blocks and naturalized American guard Austin Bracey (190-90) supported him with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 25 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists by American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) did not help to save the game for IA. Swingman Bjorn Brynjolfsson (192-82) added 10 points for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Valur have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 10-3 record having just two points less than leader Hottur. IA at the other side keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Valur will play against league's leader Hottur in Egilsstadir in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. IA will play at home against Breidablik (#4) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
IA: D.Shouse 25+10reb+5ast, A.Vilbergsson 11+1ast, B.Brynjolfsson 10+3reb+2ast, K.Karvelsson 8+4reb, S.Sigurdsson 5+3reb+1ast, S.Ingason 3+2reb
Valur: A.Bracey 25+5reb+2ast, U.King 23+9reb+4ast, B.Petursson 9+16reb+2ast, S.Sturluson 9+3reb+6ast, S.Stefansson 9+1reb+3ast, O.Petursson 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 492061


Hottur - Armann 106-79

D1 top team - Hottur (12-1) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed ninth ranked Armann (0-14) in Egilsstadir 106-79. The game was mostly controlled by Hottur. Armann managed to win third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hottur forced 21 Armann turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Hottur made 8 blocks. Worth to mention a quality performance of American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 12 assists and guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) who added 19 points and 5 assists during the contest. Four Hottur players scored in double figures. Hottur's coach Vidar Hafsteinsson felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Dagur Palsson responded with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds and Arnthor Fjalarsson scored 19 points and 6 rebounds. Hottur have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 12-1 record. Armann at the other side still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Hottur are looking forward to face Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Armann will play against Vestri (#6) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Armann: D.Palsson 27+12reb+2ast, A.Fjalarsson 19+6reb+2ast, M.Hjalmarsson 13+8reb+3ast, T.Baldvinsson 9+9reb+6ast, J.Baldvinsson 6+2reb+3ast, T.Hjorleifsson 5+5reb+4ast
Hottur: A.Moss 35+15reb+12ast, R.Albertsson 19+4reb+5ast, S.Hakonarson 14+1reb+2ast, H.Birgisson 12+7reb, M.Virijevic 7+1reb+3ast, A.Sverrisson 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 492060


Fjolnir - FSU 99-87

Very expected game in Reykjavik where 7th ranked FSU (5-10) was defeated by second ranked Fjolnir (11-3) 99-87. The game was mostly controlled by Fjolnir. FSU was better in second period 23-22. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 28-of-34 charity shots (82.4 percent) during the game. Fjolnir outrebounded FSU 43-27 including 30 on the defensive glass. The winners were led by American forward Collin Pryor (200-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) who scored that evening 27 points and 9 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) and forward Egill Egilsson (194-91) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Fjolnir players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 43 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds (made all of his nine free throws !!!) by American forward Terrance Motley (201-91, college: Sam Houston St.) did not help to save the game for FSU. Point guard Ari Gylfason (186-89) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fjolnir maintains second position with 11-3 record behind leader Hottur. FSU lost third consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Fjolnir will play against Hamar (#5) on the road in the next round. FSU will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
FSu: T.Motley 43+10reb+1ast, A.Gylfason 14+5reb, H.Hreinsson 8+2reb+4ast, S.Stefansson 6+1reb, H.Hreinsson 5+3reb+3ast, J.Jokull Thrainsson 4+2ast
Fjolnir: C.Pryor 27+9reb+2ast, E.Egilsson 15+5reb+2ast, G.Sveinbjornsson 13+1reb, E.Sigurdsson 13+6reb+2ast, T.Gunnlaugsson 12+7reb, R.Sigurdsson 6+4reb+6ast
gschID: 492062


Breidablik - Hamar 82-91

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Kopavogur where fifth ranked Hamar (6-8) defeated one of their biggest challengers Breidablik (9-5) 91-82. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Breidablik won third quarter 22-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The winners were led by American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 26 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks and guard Erlendur Stefansson (190-95, college: Black Hills St.) supported him with 15 points. Four Hamar players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 20 points and 15 rebounds by swingman Snorri Vignisson (193-97) did not help to save the game for Breidablik. American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) added 16 points and 6 assists for lost side. Hamar maintains fifth position with 6-8 record. Breidablik at the other side keeps the fourth place with five games lost. Hamar will play against league's second-placed Fjolnir in Reykjavik in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Breidablik will play on the road against IA in Akranes and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Breidablik: S.Vignisson 20+15reb+3ast, T.Garland 16+3reb+6ast, E.Vignisson 12+7reb+1ast, S.Johannesson 9+8reb+2ast, B.Vidisson 7+1reb+4ast, R.Ragnarsson 7+3reb
Hamar: C.Woods 38+26reb+4ast, E.Stefansson 15+3reb+1ast, S.Thorvaldsson 12+3reb+1ast, O.Sigurdarson 11+4reb+1ast, H.Petursson 9+1reb, O.Olafsson 6+4reb+5ast
gschID: 492063





Dominos League Round 13: IR defeats leader Stjarnan - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Stjarnan (10-3) in Reykjavik on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by ninth ranked IR (6-7) 82-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Stjarnan. The game without a history. IR led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. IR shot 22 for 30 from the free-throw line, while Stjarnan only scored four points from the stripe. They also forced 22 Stjarnan turnovers. IR looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Stjarnan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Matthias Sigurdarson (180-94, college: Columbus St.) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 9 assists. American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-90) contributed with 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Stjarnan. IR moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Keflavik and Skallagrimur. Stjarnan at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with KR. IR is looking forward to face higher ranked Tindastoll (#3) in Sauoarkrokur in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stjarnan will play at home against Njardvik and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game for Thor Thorl (7-6) which played on the court of 6th ranked Keflavik (6-7). Eighth ranked Thor Thorl upset home team edging them after exciting game by three points 85-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Keflavik. American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners and Maciej Baginski chipped in 26 points (made all of his seven free throws). At the losing side American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists. Thor Thorl have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Grindavik and Thor AK. Keflavik at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Skallagrimur and IR. Thor Thorl will play against Haukar (#11) in Hafnarfjordur in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Keflavik will play on the road against Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tindastoll (9-4) against sixth ranked Thor AK (7-6) on Thursday night. Visiting Tindastoll was defeated by Thor AK in Akureyri 100-85. George Beamon nailed 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Antonio Hester came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Tindastoll in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Thor AK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Grindavik and Thor Thorl. Loser Tindastoll keeps the third position with four games lost. Thor AK will meet Skallagrimur (#8) in the next round. Tindastoll will play against IR (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Snaefell is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to tenth ranked Njardvik (5-8) 99-70. Myron Dempsey fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Njardvik maintains tenth place with 5-8 record, which they share with Haukar. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Njardvik's next round opponent will be league's leader Stjarnan on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Snaefell will play against Keflavik (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Grindavik (7-6) and Haukar (5-8), which took place in Hafnarfjordur. 4th placed Grindavik was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Haukar 89-69 on Friday. It was a very good performance for Finnur Magnusson who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Haukar moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Njardvik. Loser Grindavik keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Haukar will face higher ranked Thor Thorl (#5) in Thorlakshofn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grindavik will play at home against the league's second-placed KR having rather not much hope for a victory.

In the last game of round 13 Skallagrimur was beaten by KR on the road 99-92.


Njardvik - Snaefell 99-70

Bottom-ranked Snaefell is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their 13th consecutive match to tenth ranked Njardvik (5-8) 99-70. The game was mostly controlled by Njardvik. Snaefell was better in second period 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Njardvik dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Snaefell's 30. Njardvik forced 24 Snaefell turnovers and outrebounded them 48-37 including 21 on the offensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 35 assists comparing to just 19 passes made by Snaefell's players. American guard Myron Dempsey (203-91, college: Paul Quinn, agency: Mansfield and Associates) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. The former international Logi Gunnarsson (190-81) chipped in 14 points and 8 assists. Four Njardvik players scored in double figures. Point guard Viktor Alexandersson (180-97) produced 20 points and 4 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Arni Hrafnsson (185-98) added 16 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Njardvik maintains tenth place with 5-8 record, which they share with Haukar. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. Njardvik's next round opponent will be league's leader Stjarnan on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Snaefell will play against Keflavik (#7) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Njardvik: M.Dempsey 21+12reb, B.Kristjansson 17+2reb+2ast, L.Gunnarsson 14+4reb+8ast, J.Atkinson 10+5reb+3ast, J.Olafsson 9+4reb+2ast, A.Asgeirsson 8+6reb+1ast
Snaefell: V.Alexandersson 20+4reb+4ast, A.Hrafnsson 16+7reb+3ast, S.Davidsson 10+4reb+4ast, J.Pall Gunnarsson 9+7reb, S.Bjornsson 6+3reb+4ast, M.Klimaszewski 4+5reb
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Haukar - Grindavik 89-69

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Grindavik (7-6) and Haukar (5-8), which took place in Hafnarfjordur. 4th placed Grindavik was outleveled in a road game by eleventh ranked Haukar 89-69 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 9 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 20 points. Haukar outrebounded Grindavik 48-33 including a 34-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Grindavik was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for the former international center Finnur Magnusson (207-85, college: Catawba) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). American guard Sherrod Wright (193-91, college: George Mason) contributed with 24 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Haukar players scored in double figures. American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) answered with 22 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and the former international swingman Thorleifur Olafsson (192-84) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Grindavik. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Haukar moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Njardvik. Loser Grindavik keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Haukar will face higher ranked Thor Thorl (#5) in Thorlakshofn in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Grindavik will play at home against the league's second-placed KR having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Haukar: S.Wright 24+5reb+3ast, F.Magnusson 19+12reb+2ast, H.Oskarsson 17+3reb+5ast, E.Barja 10+8reb+10ast, B.Gylfason 10+3reb, H.Stefansson 6+12reb+2ast
Grindavik: L.Clinch 22+8reb+6ast, D.Jonsson 14, T.Olafsson 10+2reb+4ast, O.Olafsson 8+6reb+2ast, T.Finnbogason 6+5reb+1ast, O.Saevarsson 4+5reb
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IR - Stjarnan 82-74

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Stjarnan (10-3) in Reykjavik on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by ninth ranked IR (6-7) 82-74. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Stjarnan. The game without a history. IR led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. IR shot 22 for 30 from the free-throw line, while Stjarnan only scored four points from the stripe. They also forced 22 Stjarnan turnovers. IR looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Stjarnan helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Matthias Sigurdarson (180-94, college: Columbus St.) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 9 assists. American forward Quincy Hankins-Cole (203-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist) answered with 23 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international point guard Justin Shouse (181-81, college: Mercyhurst) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Stjarnan. IR moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Keflavik and Skallagrimur. Stjarnan at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with KR. IR is looking forward to face higher ranked Tindastoll (#3) in Sauoarkrokur in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Stjarnan will play at home against Njardvik and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
IR: M.Sigurdarson 30+3reb+9ast, Q.Hankins-Cole 27+10reb+1ast, H.Fridriksson 7+5reb+3ast, S.Claessen 5+2reb+2ast, T.Eiriksson 5+2reb+1ast, S.Kristjansson 3+3reb+2ast
Stjarnan: A.Odunsi 23+6reb+4ast, J.Shouse 17+7reb+5ast, A.Angantysson 12+6reb+1ast, T.Tomasson 7+3reb+1ast, A.Gudmundsson 5, E.Aevarsson 5
gschID: 491941


KR - Skallagrimur 99-92

No shocking result in a game when second ranked KR (10-3) beat 5th ranked Skallagrimur (6-7) in Reykjavik 99-92 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 26-18. But Skallagrimur won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Skallagrimur outrebounded KR 55-43 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Skallagrimur's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when KR made 8 blocks. Skallagrimur was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for the former international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 31 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists. The former international guard Brynjar Bjornsson (188-88, college: Francis Marion) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Five KR players scored in double figures. American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-90, college: W.Michigan) answered with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 29 rebounds and point guard Sigtryggur Bjornsson (180-93) added 37 points (!!!), 5 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Skallagrimur. Skallagrimur's coach Finnur Jonsson rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion used an opportunity after Stjarnan lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Newly promoted Skallagrimur dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. KR will face Grindavik (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Skallagrimur will play against Thor AK and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
KR: P.Ermolinskij 31+15reb+9ast, B.Bjornsson 20+6reb+5ast, D.Hilmarsson 18+7reb+5ast, J.Stefansson 15+6reb+6ast, C.Bowen 10+5reb+1ast, S.Hrafnkelsson 5+3reb+2ast
Skallagrimur: S.Bjornsson 37+5reb+4ast, F.Whitfield 30+29reb+3ast, M.Gunnarsson 11+3reb+3ast, D.Asgeirsson 4+2reb+2ast, K.Gislason 3+4reb+1ast, K.Omarsson 2+1reb
gschID: 491942


Keflavik - Thor Thorl 82-85

Another exciting game for Thor Thorl (7-6) which played on the court of 6th ranked Keflavik (6-7). Eighth ranked Thor Thorl upset home team edging them after exciting game by three points 85-82. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Keflavik. It looked good early as Keflavik took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Thor Thorl had a 25-15 second period charge getting the lead and Keflavik was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 82-85. Thor Thorl made 17-of-18 charity shots (94.4 percent) during the game. American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners and naturalized Polish Maciej Baginski (195-95) chipped in 26 points (made all of his seven free throws). Carberry is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. At the losing side American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) responded with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 20 rebounds and 5 assists and guard Magnus Traustason (190-96) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Thor Thorl have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Grindavik and Thor AK. Keflavik at the other side dropped to the seventh position with seven games lost. They share it with Skallagrimur and IR. Thor Thorl will play against Haukar (#11) in Hafnarfjordur in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Keflavik will play on the road against Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: M.Baginski 26+2reb, T.Carberry 16+10reb+7ast, E.Einarsson 13+3reb+1ast, O.Jonsson 11+7reb+1ast, D.Arnar Agustsson 8+2reb+1ast, R.Bragason 8+9reb+1ast
Keflavik: A.Stevens 31+20reb+5ast, M.Traustason 16+7reb+2ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 14+4reb+4ast, G.Jonsson 10+4reb+1ast, R.Dupree 6+3reb+5ast, A.Orrason 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 491943


Thor AK - Tindastoll 100-85

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Tindastoll (9-4) against sixth ranked Thor AK (7-6) on Thursday night. Visiting Tindastoll was defeated by Thor AK in Akureyri 100-85. The game was mostly controlled by Thor AK. Tindastoll managed to win third quarter 26-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American guard George Beamon (193-91, college: Manhattan) nailed 33 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winning side and guard Ingvi Rafn Ingvarsson (187-94) accounted for 15 points and 5 assists. Four Thor AK players scored in double figures. American forward Antonio Hester (198-90, college: Mobile, AL) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and British swingman Chris Caird (198-89, college: Drake, agency: Interperformances) added 18 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Tindastoll in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Thor AK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Grindavik and Thor Thorl. Loser Tindastoll keeps the third position with four games lost. Thor AK will meet Skallagrimur (#8) in the next round. Tindastoll will play against IR (#9) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Thor AK: G.Beamon 33+6reb+1ast, D.Lewis 17+4reb+3ast, I.Rafn Ingvarsson 15+4reb+5ast, T.Hlinason 15+7reb, D.Thomas 9+2reb+1ast, T.Johannsson 6+5reb+1ast
Tindastoll: A.Hester 21+16reb+4ast, C.Caird 18+5reb, H.Margeirsson 12+2reb+1ast, V.Agustsson 9+2reb+2ast, B.Rikhardsson 9+3reb+3ast, H.Viggosson 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 491944





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  INDIA  


Uttarakhand Men become 2017 National Basketball champions in Puducherry - by Eurobasket News

In the largest and finest annual collection of Indian basketball talent, only the most toughest survive to reach the pinnacle, to gain the prestigious honour of being called 'National Champions'. At the 67th Senior National Basketball Championship for Men and Women - the 'Senior Nationals' - in Puducherry, a couple of wounded predators got their retribution. Uttarakhand (Men) and Kerala (Women) - both runners-up from the tournament in 2016 - found their salvation in Puducherry by winning the Finals of the Senior Nationals on Saturday, January 14. The 2017 Senior Nationals tipped off on Friday, January 7th at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Puducherry. The championship was being organised by the Puducherry Basketball Association under the aegis of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) and featured over 50 total men and women's teams from states and units across India.
The men's final pitted familiar foes and two heavyweights of Indian basketball - Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu - against each other. Both teams had faced off in one form or another, including as ONGC and IOB, several times in big finals in recent years. Last year, Uttarakhand had bounced back from a 20-point deficit to beat TN in the Semi-Final, only to lose to Services in the final game. This year, TN, backed by nearby home support in Puducherry, hoped for a different outcome. But the result was decided chiefly on the talents of one exceptional superstar: Uttarakhand's and India's talented big man Amritpal Singh (212-C/F-91). TN had no answers for Amritpal, who scored 34 and caused havoc in the post all night. The two teams traded big runs back and forth in the first two quarters, but it was Uttarakhand who had the final word, finishing 23-16 in the fourth period to secure a 68-60 victory and their third national title in five years.
Earlier on Saturday, the third/fourth place matches were held to determine the bronze medalists in each division. The Men's game was a fun matchup between Punjab and the surprising semi-finalists from Rajasthan. Punjab relied on the explosiveness of point guard Talwinderjit Singh (185-G/F-86) 'TJ' Sahi (21) plus contributions by Rajveer Singh (18) and Gurvinder Singh Gill (16) to win 88-70. Vinod Kumar (22) and Sharad Dadhich (18) led the way for Rajasthan in the loss.
Courtesy of: hoopistani.blogspot.com



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  IRAN  


Iranian Superleague round 14 best performance: Ivan Koljevic - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Point guard Ivan Koljevic (187-PG-84) had a great game in the last round for Kashan, receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (23 points, seven rebounds and nine assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Army (#8, 4-9) 85-74. Kashan maintains the 7th position in Iranian Superleague. Kashan 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 6-7 record. Koljevic turned to be Kashan's top player in his first season with the team. Ivan Koljevic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 23.0ppg), assists (2nd best: 5.0apg) and averages impressive 59.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 29-year old American J.P. Prince (203-G/F-87) of Azad. Prince had a very good evening with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as Azad lost that game 66-73 to the higher-ranked Petrochimi (#1, 12-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Azad still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 8-5 record is not bad at all. Prince is a newcomer at Azad, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.7ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 4.2rpg and 3.7apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Daequan Cook (195-G-87) of Chemidor (#6). Cook got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Chemidor, leading his team to a 85-79 win against the higher-ranked Arak (#3, 8-5). Chemidor needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 6 lost games. Cook has a great season in Iran. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 25.3ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Gerald Robinson (185-PG-89) of Petrochimi - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Povilas Cukinas (210-C/F-83) of Chemidor - 16 points and 13 rebounds
6. Masoud Soleimani (207-C) of Kashan - 23 points and 9 rebounds
7. Doron Perkins (189-G-83) of Naft Abadan - 11 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Hamzeh Aghajari (185-F-87) of Shiraz a.s Pipe - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Sean Williams (208-F-86) of Tabriz - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Zvonko Buljan (206-C-87) of Kashan - 24 points and 9 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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Warren's double-double lands him National League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

28-year old power forward Storm Warren (201-PF-88, agency: Octagon Europe) had a great game in the last round for Maccabi H/H and receives a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 14.
He had a double-double of 50 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Hapoel Migd.H. (7-7) 97-86. Maccabi H/H is placed at 9th position in Israeli National League. Maccabi H/H 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 7-7 record. In the team's last game Warren had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He turned to be Maccabi H/H's top player in his first season with the team. Louisiana State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Warren is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.3ppg. Warren is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 10.6rpg) and averages solid 1.5bpg,2.4spg and 59.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jeff Allen (201-C/F-87) of league's second-best Hapoel B/S. He is American in his first season at Hapoel B/S. In the last game Allen recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. Of course Hapoel B/S cruised to a 87-77 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Ramat Hasharon (#13, 3-11). Hapoel B/S's second position in the standings has not changed. His team's 10-4 record is not bad at all. Allen is a newcomer at Hapoel B/S and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another Maccabi H/H's star - guard Vernon Teel (193-G-87). Teel showcased his all-around game by recording 28 points, eight rebounds and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of Maccabi H/H, helping his team with a 97-86 win against Hapoel Migd.H. (7-7). Maccabi H/H needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 7 victories and 7 lost games. Teel has a great season in Israel. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.9ppg (6th best) and assists with 6.3apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Aaron Brown (196-F-92) of Ironi Ramat Gan - 35 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Galil Elion - 29 points and 9 rebounds
6. Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Hapoel Migd.H. - 26 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S - 23 points and 15 rebounds
8. Jason Williams (198-G/F-83) of Hapoel B/S - 31 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) of Hap.Haifa - 24 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Terrence Watson (200-F-87) of Hapoel K/S - 22 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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  ITALY  

Standings - B1

Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Omegna 13-3 
 2. Moncalieri 11-4 
 3. Valsesia 10-6 
 4. USE Basket 9-6 
 5. Fiorentina 9-6 
 6. Montecatini 8-6 
 7. San Miniato 8-7 
 8. Cecina 8-7 
 9. Piombino 7-8 
 10. Bottegone 7-9 
 11. Sangiorgese 6-9 
 12. Varese Robur 6-9 
 13. Domodossola 6-10 
 14. Oleggio 6-10 
 15. Siena Virtus 6-10 
 16. Firenze Enic 3-13 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 13-2 
 2. Bergamo 12-3 
 3. Piacenza 12-3 
 4. Cento 11-4 
 5. Lecco 10-6 
 6. Crema 9-6 
 7. Faenza 9-6 
 8. Padova 8-7 
 9. Reggio Emilia 6-9 
 10. Desio 6-9 
 11. Vicenza 6-10 
 12. Milano Urania 5-10 
 13. Volpino AltoSeb. 5-11 
 14. San Vendemiano 4-12 
 15. Sestu 3-12 
 16. Iseo 3-12 
Group C
 1. Valmontone 15-1 
 2. Napoli Cuore 14-2 
 3. Palestrina 13-3 
 4. Cassino 11-5 
 5. Barcellona 10-5 
 6. Roma Luiss 8-7 
 7. Forli Tigers 8-9 
 8. Scauri 7-8 
 9. Cefalu 6-8 
 10. Teramo 6-8 
 11. Catanzaro 6-9 
 12. Patti 5-10 
 13. Roma S.Azzurra 4-10 
 14. Roma Vis Nova 4-11 
 15. Viterbo SA 3-12 
 16. Maddaloni 1-14 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 12-1 
 2. Bisceglie 12-3 
 3. Pescara 11-4 
 4. Campli 10-4 
 5. San Severo 10-5 
 6. Porto S.Elpidio 9-6 
 7. Matera 8-5 
 8. Rimini 8-6 
 9. Senigallia 6-7 
 10. Giulianova 6-9 
 11. Ortona 5-9 
 12. Taranto 5-9 
 13. Isernia 5-9 
 14. Valdiceppo 3-11 
 15. Monteroni 3-12 
 16. Venafro 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Group A

Jan. 14: Bottegone - Domodossola 88-64
Jan. 14: Oleggio - Cecina 73-60
Jan. 14: USE Basket - Fiorentina 72-64
Jan. 14: Moncalieri - Varese Robur 70-65
Jan. 14: Omegna - Siena Virtus 67-53
Jan. 14: Firenze Enic - Valsesia 52-78
Jan. 15: Piombino - San Miniato
Jan. 15: Montecatini - Sangiorgese

Group B

Jan. 14: Volpino AltoSeb. - Lecco 79-82
Jan. 14: Vicenza - San Vendemiano 76-69
Jan. 15: Padova - Sestu
Jan. 15: Orzinuovi GaGa - Milano Urania
Jan. 15: Bergamo - Iseo
Jan. 15: Faenza - Reggio Emilia
Jan. 15: Desio - Piacenza
Jan. 15: Crema - Cento

Group C

Jan. 14: Roma Luiss - Catanzaro 91-92
Jan. 14: Cassino - Forli Tigers 84-83
Jan. 14: Roma Vis Nova - Valmontone 45-59
Jan. 15: Cefalu - Barcellona
Jan. 15: Napoli Cuore - Maddaloni
Jan. 15: Patti - Roma S.Azzurra
Jan. 15: Scauri - Viterbo SA
Jan. 15: Palestrina - Teramo

Group D

Jan. 15: Matera - Monteroni
Jan. 15: Montegrano - Bisceglie
Jan. 15: Ortona - Porto S.Elpidio
Jan. 15: Venafro - Senigallia
Jan. 15: Taranto - San Severo
Jan. 15: Isernia - Campli
Jan. 15: Pescara - Giulianova
Jan. 15: Rimini - Valdiceppo


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Pepe, Pescara22.5