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  ABA LEAGUE  



MZT Skopje waived Souleyman Diabate - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champions KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom decide to waive Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) after not fulfilling team expectations in three months since joining the club.
The 29-year old Ivorian-French point guard played 15 games for the Macedonian champions this season. In 10 games played in ABA Liga he managed 7.1ppg and 4.6apg, while in the Eurocup his averages where 5.0ppg and 3.6apg in 5 games.
As a reminder the African joined KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in November on a monthly contract which was extended to the end of the season, however poor performances in the last few games has pushed the Macedonian side to seek for another playmaker for the last, key remaining games in ABA Liga where Ante Nazor (agency: XL Basketball Agency )'s crew will fight for survival.

The saga in the Macedonian side continues as Diabate is the fifth waived player this season and the list continues with two changes in the head coach position.




Mornar Bar lands Cedomir Vitkovac - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed experienced 35-year old forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: BeoBasket). He played recently at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS league. In two games he averaged 12.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 2.0apg this season. Vitkovac also played earlier that season for Apollon Patras in Greek A1 where in four KLS games he had 3.3ppg and 2.8rpg.
Among other achievements he won Montenegrin League championship title in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Vitkovac received also Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Vitkovac is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Mornar Bar.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ANGOLA  


Lubango hosts Under18 national championships - by Eurobasket News

Twenty two teams will compete on 19-28 January this year in Lubango city, southern Huila province, the 32nd edition of the national under18 basketball men and women's basketball championships. This was said to Angop on Wednesday in this city by the secretary general of the referred and spokesman of the sporting event, Diogo Gomes. The official said that the technical and administrative conditions all in place and the technical meeting is set for 6 p.m this Wednesday in order to define the schedule of the events that will take place at the Pavilions of Nossa Senhora do Monte and Benfica do Lubango. Diogo Gomes said that the provinces of Luanda, Cuanza Sul, Benguela and Huila (host) are confirmed to participate in the event.
The men's teams of 1 de Agosto (defending champions), Sports Club of Huila, Heja Sport, Sporting of Benguela, Recreativo do Libolo, Sporting of Sumbe and Formiguinhas of Cazenga will compete in the championship.
In women category, the teams of Inter Angola, Benfica Petroleio do Lubango, Personal House of Lobito Port, Inter and Sporting Benguela and Desportivo do Maculoso will participate in the event.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 19-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-9 
 3. Regatas C. 15-11 
 4. Instituto 14-11 
 5. Quimsa 13-12 
 6. Olimpico LB 13-14 
 7. La Union 12-14 
 8. Libertad S. 11-13 
 9. Atenas 10-16 
 10. Echague 4-22 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 19-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 17-8 
 3. Weber Bahia 15-10 
 4. Argentino 14-12 
 5. GECR Indalo 13-11 
 6. Obras Basket 12-13 
 7. Penarol 12-15 
 8. Quilmes MP 11-15 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-17 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-20 

Regular Season: Round 28

Jan. 18: San Martin C. - Echague 99-71
Jan. 18: Obras Basket - Hispano Am. 84-92
Jan. 19: Weber Bahia - Quimsa
Jan. 19: San Lorenzo - Estudiantes C.
Jan. 20: Instituto - Atenas
Jan. 20: Penarol - GECR Indalo
Jan. 21: Hispano Am. - Libertad S.
Jan. 21: Obras Basket - Estudiantes C.
Jan. 21: Regatas C. - Echague
Jan. 21: Olimpico LB - Ferrocarril
Jan. 22: Quilmes MP - GECR Indalo
Jan. 23: Obras Basket - Libertad S.
Jan. 23: La Union - Argentino
Jan. 23: Quimsa - Ferrocarril


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.4 
 2. Green, Instituto19.0 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.4 
 5. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 6. Baxley, Atenas18.1 
 7. Reed, Penarol16.5 
 8. Vildoza, Libertad S.16.3 
 9. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Johnson, Weber B.10.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 4. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 5. Horner, Obras B.9.0 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.7 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 9. Francis, La Union8.3 
 10. Johnson, Atenas8.1 
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.5.7 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.2 
 6. Perez, Boca Jrs4.9 
 7. Ciorciari, Instituto4.8 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.8 
 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.2.0 
 3. Solano, Echague2.0 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 10. Calfani, San L.1.5 
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. Meyinsse, San L.1.3 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 7. Calfani, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 13-4 
 2. San Isidro 12-6 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-6 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-10 
 5. Independiente BBC 5-13 
 6. SP Las Parejas 4-14 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 12-7 
 2. Parque Sur 11-7 
 3. Platense 10-7 
 4. Temperley 10-7 
 5. Rocamora 9-9 
 6. La Union 5-12 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-15 
North
 1. Hindu 14-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 14-4 
 3. Villa Angela 11-7 
 4. Villa San Martin 8-11 
 5. Salta Basket 7-9 
 6. Mitre Tuc. 5-14 
 7. Obera TC 4-14 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 14-7 
 2. Olimpo BB 13-5 
 3. Huracan 10-11 
 4. Alianza Viedma 8-9 
 5. Atenas Carmen 7-11 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-12 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 18: La Union - Estudiantes O. 96-90
Jan. 14: Olimpo BB - Alianza Viedma 91-86
Jan. 16: Parque Sur - Estudiantes O. 91-83
Jan. 16: Barrio Parque - San Isidro 87-93
Jan. 16: Hindu - Obera TC 85-77
Jan. 18: Independiente BBC - Villa Angela 85-69
Jan. 18: SP Las Parejas - Mitre Tuc. 83-81
Jan. 17: Atenas Carmen - Petr.Argentino 80-70
Jan. 18: Gimnasia LP - Huracan 76-82
Jan. 14: Petr.Argentino - Ciclista 74-89
Jan. 14: Rocamora - Estudiantes O. 73-72
Jan. 14: Platense - Huracan 67-88
Jan. 18: Villa San Martin - Obera TC 67-72
Jan. 16: Olimpo BB - Ciclista 66-58
Jan. 16: Temperley - Huracan 56-57
Jan. 19: Platense - Parque Sur
Jan. 19: Alianza Viedma - Petr.Argentino
Jan. 19: BHY Tiro Federal - Hindu


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.3 
 2. Brown, La Union20.5 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.2 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.7 
 6. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.19.5 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.18.3 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.3 
 10. Cutley, Atenas C.17.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.9 
 2. Cutley, Atenas C.10.4 
 3. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 4. Lauria, Comunica.8.9 
 5. Smith, Olimpo BB8.4 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB8.1 
 8. Graham, Temperley8.1 
 9. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista7.9 
 10. Joseph, Obera TC7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.1 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.4 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.1 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.8 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.1 
 6. Franco, Alianza .5.0 
 7. Rusconi, Gimnasia.4.9 
 8. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 9. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.4 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Alvaro MERLO
  Ciclista
  (182-PG-95)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Merlo, Ciclista2.4 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 4. Pais, Platense2.2 
 5. Lopez, Independ.2.2 
 6. Gago, Petr.Arg.2.1 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.2.1 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF2.0 
 10. Cequeira, Villa A.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 4. Stroud, Parque Sur1.3 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.1 
 6. Morales, Villa S.0.9 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Johnson, Estudian.0.8 
 10. Brown, La Union0.8 


Baskonia adds Laprovittola to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90). He supposed to play at San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 16 games he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.8apg this season.
The most of last season Laprovittola spent at Movistar Estudiantes where in 20 Liga Endesa games he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). He also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 17 games he had 10.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Laprovittola also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
Laprovittola has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Laprovittola also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Laprovittola's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
On Laprovittola: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Olimpico de La Banda lands Greg Logins, ex Ramat Hasharon - by Facundo Iatzky

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old American forward Greg Logins (203-105kg-88, college: Canisius, agency: HMS). He supposed to play at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli National League. In 9 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. The last season Logins played at NINERS Chemnitz in German ProA where in 28 games he had 12.2ppg, 8.5rpg (#5 in the league) and 2.0apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team.
His team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
Logins is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, African and of course North American leagues. Logins has played previously professionally in Finland (Namika Lr and Tapiolan Honka), Japan (Fukuoka Rizing), Mexico (Barreteros) and Morocco (IRT Tanger).
He attended Canisius College until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Atenas ink Jezreel De Jesus - by Eurobasket News

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) signed 26-year old Puerto Rican guard Jezreel De Jesus (185-82kg-91, agency: Interperformances). He started the season at Al Wakrah in Qatari D1 league. In two games he had 14.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg and 2.5spg this season. The last summer De Jesus played at Santeros (SuperLeague 25) in Puerto Rico where in 12 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others De Jesus was voted Latinbasket.com All-Puerto Rican BSN Most Improved Player of the Year back in 2014.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 8.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 42.1%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 70.0%.
De Jesus has played also professionally in Colombia (Barrancabermeja Ciudad Futuro), Mexico (Fuerza Regia) and Venezuela (Guaiqueries).
He could be described: Jezreel is a player with a high scoring capacity. He is a one man fastbreak. He has the potential to become a very high level player, handles many parts of the game with his unbelievable talent to score the ball. He is such a gifted player with an mazing professional future.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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LigaA Round 27: #1 San Lorenzo is defeated by Instituto - by Eurobasket News

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

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked San Lorenzo (19-7) in Cordoba on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Instituto (14-11) 76-75. It was a great evening for American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points and 17 rebounds. The former international swingman Miguel Gerlero (195-88) helped adding 17 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Instituto have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion San Lorenzo still keeps top position with seven games lost. Instituto's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Cordoba Atenas.
Important game to mention about took place in Mar del Plata. Seventh ranked Penarol (12-15) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Quimsa (13-12) 80-77 on Tuesday evening. Penarol maintains seventh place with 12-15 record. Quimsa lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Penarol will play against higher ranked GECR Indalo (#5) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Estudiantes C. (16-9) against fifth ranked Argentino (14-12) on Tuesday night. Visiting Estudiantes C. was defeated by Argentino in Junin 70-57. The best player for the winners was Novar Gadson who scored 21 points and 4 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was Dar Tucker who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Argentino. They moved-up to fourth place. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. Argentino will meet La Union (#7) in the next round. Estudiantes C. will play against Obras Basket (#6) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Regatas Corrientes (15-11) against fifth ranked GECR Indalo (13-11) on Sunday night. Visiting Regatas Corrientes was defeated by GECR Indalo in a tough game in Comodoro R. 80-84. It was a good game for Nicolas De los Santos who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 assists. GECR Indalo maintains fifth place with 13-11 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be Quilmes MP (#8) in Mar del Plata. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Echague (#10) and hope to win that game.
Very important is a home loss of second ranked Ferrocarril (17-8) against tenth ranked Hispano Am. (7-20) on Saturday night. Host Ferrocarril was defeated by Hispano Am. in a tough game in Buenos Aires 71-75. It was a great evening for Larry O'Bannon who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains tenth place with 7-20 record. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second position with eight games lost. Hispano Am. will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ferrocarril will play against Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero and hope to win that game.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 27: Regatas C. lost to Ferrocarril on the opponent's court 73-83. Boca Jrs managed to outperform Hispano Am. in a home game 79-72. Echague recorded a loss to La Union on the road 87-72. Atenas lost to defending champion San Lorenzo on its own court 78-92. Olimpico LB was smashed by Libertad S. in Sunchales 70-89. Quilmes MP won against Quimsa at home 83-78. La Union unfortunately lost to San Martin C. on the opponent's court 75-81. Echague managed to beat Olimpico LB in a home game 105-87. Penarol defeated Obras Basket on the road 93-86. Weber Bahia beat Atenas on its own court 105-93.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 6 rebounds by Gelvis Solano of Echague.


Ferrocarril - Regatas C. 83-73

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Regatas Corrientes' (15-11) road loss to second ranked Ferrocarril (17-8) 73-83 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-73. It was a great shooting night for Ferrocarril especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.6 percentage. It was a great evening for international point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points and 7 assists. Center Jose Ignacio Alessio (203-87) helped adding 17 points and 5 rebounds. Four Ferrocarril players scored in double figures. Ferrocarril's coach Alvaro Castineira used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) with 25 points and the former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) scored 14 points. Ferrocarril maintains second place with 17-8 record behind leader San Lorenzo. Loser Regatas Corrientes keeps the third position with 11 games lost. Ferrocarril will face Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Echague and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: F.Balbi 21+1reb+7ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 17+5reb+2ast, M.Cuello 15+2reb, A.Calvo 10+2reb, J.Maldonado 7+4reb+5ast, A.Feeley 7+5reb
Regatas C.: D.Sims 25+1ast, P.Quinteros 14+2reb+2ast, F.Martina 11+5reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 7+3reb+2ast, S.Vidal 6+3reb+1ast, P.Espinoza 4+3reb+2ast
gschID: 523459


Argentino - Estudiantes C. 70-57

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Estudiantes C. (16-9) against fifth ranked Argentino (14-12) on Tuesday night. Visiting Estudiantes C. was defeated by Argentino in Junin 70-57. The game without a history. Argentino led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Estudiantes C. to just 7 points in first quarter. The best player for the winners was American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) who scored 21 points and 4 assists. Naturalized Italian swingman Juan Cangelosi (197-81) chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds and Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) added 13 points and 6 rebounds respectively. The victory was the third consecutive win for Argentino. They moved-up to fourth place. Estudiantes C. at the other side keeps the second position with nine games lost. Argentino will meet La Union (#7) in the next round. Estudiantes C. will play against Obras Basket (#6) in Buenos Aires and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Argentino: N.Gadson 21+2reb+4ast, M.Bolivar 11+3reb+2ast, J.Cangelosi 10+9reb+1ast, F.Zarate 7+2reb+2ast, C.Crawford 6+9reb+4ast, M.Stibbins 5+1reb
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 19+10reb+2ast, J.Justiz 13+6reb+1ast, A.Marin 8+5reb+4ast, S.Orresta 6+2reb+2ast, R.Powell 6+1reb, L.Vildoza 3+2reb
gschID: 523461


Penarol - Quimsa 80-77

Important game to mention about took place in Mar del Plata. Seventh ranked Penarol (12-15) saved a 3-point victory at home edging 5th ranked Quimsa (13-12) 80-77 on Tuesday evening. Penarol maintains seventh place with 12-15 record. Quimsa lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Penarol will play against higher ranked GECR Indalo (#5) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
gschID: 523460


Boca Jrs - Hispano Am. 79-72

The game between closely ranked teams ended with ninth ranked Boca Juniors' (8-17) home victory over 10th ranked Hispano Am. (7-20) 79-72 on Monday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 26-15. But Hispano Am. won second period 21-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Boca Juniors made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Hispano Am. was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points. Point guard Lucas Perez (185-87) helped adding 13 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was forward Mariano Fierro (200-86) with 19 points and 7 rebounds and the former international swingman Mariano Byro (194-82) scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. Four Hispano Am. players scored in double figures. Boca Juniors maintains ninth place with 8-17 record. Newly promoted Hispano Am. keeps the tenth position with 20 games lost. Boca Juniors will have a break next round. Hispano Am. will play at home against Libertad Sunchales (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: F.Lampropoulos 22+4reb+2ast, L.Perez 13+6reb+4ast, L.Gargallo 11+4reb+1ast, C.Amicucci 9+7reb, M.James 9+5reb+1ast, F.Funes 6+1ast
Hispano Am.: M.Fierro 19+7reb, K.Austin 13+5reb+1ast, J.Treise 13+3reb+2ast, M.Byro 11+9reb+2ast, L.O'Bannon 6+7reb, S.Mignani 5+2ast
gschID: 523457


La Union - Echague 87-72

Not a big story in a game in Formosa where 10th ranked Echague (4-21) was defeated by eighth ranked La Union (12-14) 87-72 on Monday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 51-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. La Union dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Echague's 32. It was a great evening for American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Facundo Pinero (200-88) helped adding 17 points. Four La Union players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) with 27 points and 6 rebounds and Panamanian forward Josimar Ayarza (205-87, college: S.Mississippi) scored 15 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. La Union moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Echague keeps the tenth position with 21 games lost. La Union will face higher ranked Argentino (#4) in Junin in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Echague will play on the road against Regatas Corrientes (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
La Union: D.Garcia 20+2reb+1ast, F.Pinero 17+4reb+2ast, T.Francis 12+15reb, J.Vargas 11+9reb+1ast, A.Elsener 10+1reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 6+4reb+4ast
Echague: G.Solano 27+6reb+1ast, M.Nocedal 16+3reb, J.Ayarza 15+5reb+3ast, D.Caracter 7+5reb+1ast, B.Davis 4+3reb, J.Baeza 2
gschID: 523462


Atenas - San Lorenzo 78-92

Everything went according to plan in Cordoba where first ranked San Lorenzo (19-7) beat 9th ranked Atenas (10-16) 92-78 on Monday. The game without a history. San Lorenzo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: Stealth Sport) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Uruguayan center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports) helped adding 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Roquez Johnson (201-92, college: Mississippi St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import Walter Baxley (193-84, college: Mars Hill) scored 16 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending champion maintains first place with 19-7 record. Atenas lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 16 games lost. San Lorenzo will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Atenas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Cordoba to the arena Instituto.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: J.Meyinsse 18+9reb+2ast, G.Deck 18+3reb, M.Calfani 15+8reb+2ast, M.Mata 14+3reb+3ast, N.Aguirre 9+5reb+10ast, S.Scala 6+1reb+2ast
Atenas: W.Baxley 16+4reb+1ast, R.Johnson 15+10reb, M.Chiarini 9+1reb, D.Lo Grippo 9+1reb+1ast, L.Lema 8+2reb, P.Mickeal 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 523458


Libertad S. - Olimpico LB 89-70

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Olimpico de La Banda (13-14) was outplayed on the road by eighth ranked Libertad Sunchales (11-13) 89-70 on Sunday. It was a great evening for international point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points. Marcos Saglietti (190-86) helped adding 20 points. Four Libertad Sunchales players scored in double figures. Libertad Sunchales' coach Facundo Muller used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was American power forward Justin Williams (206-84, college: Wyoming, agency: DTMones) with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds and the former international Federico Van Lacke (191-80) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Libertad Sunchales. They maintain eighth place with 11-13 record. Olimpico de La Banda lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face higher ranked Obras Basket (#6) in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 26+1reb+2ast, M.Saglietti 20+4reb+3ast, A.Alloatti 11+8reb, J.Brussino 10+1reb+7ast, P.Barrios 8+8reb+1ast, M.Ruiz 6+4reb
Olimpico LB: J.Williams 14+12reb, F.Van Lacke 11+5reb+2ast, D.Guaita 9+5reb+2ast, N.Ferreyra 9+2ast, M.Stanic 8+1ast, F.Vallejos 7+3reb
gschID: 523456


GECR Indalo - Regatas C. 84-80

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Regatas Corrientes (15-11) against fifth ranked GECR Indalo (13-11) on Sunday night. Visiting Regatas Corrientes was defeated by GECR Indalo in a tough game in Comodoro R. 80-84. It was a good game for the former international point guard Nicolas De los Santos (180-88) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 5 assists. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four GECR Indalo players scored in double figures. The former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) answered with 23 points and 6 assists and power forward Fernando Martina (200-81) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Regatas Corrientes. GECR Indalo maintains fifth place with 13-11 record. Regatas Corrientes at the other side keeps the third position with 11 games lost. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be Quilmes MP (#8) in Mar del Plata. Regatas Corrientes will play at home against Echague (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: N.De los Santos 21+4reb+5ast, E.Vargas 18+5reb, J.Manuel Rivero 14+3reb+2ast, M.Shaw 10+10reb, D.Romero 8+1reb, J.Emiliano Fernandez 7+4reb+1ast
Regatas C.: P.Quinteros 23+4reb+6ast, D.Sims 16+3reb, F.Martina 16+7reb+1ast, F.Ramirez 9+6reb, P.Espinoza 9+3reb, J.Saiz 4
gschID: 523455


Quilmes MP - Quimsa 83-78

There was a small surprise in Mar del Plata where eighth ranked Quilmes MP (11-15) won against 5th ranked Quimsa (13-12) 83-78 on Sunday. It was a great evening for international guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) who led his team to a victory scoring 26 points and 7 rebounds. Guard Eric Flor (186-93) helped adding 17 points. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Nicolas Romano (200-87) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and American Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) scored 19 points and 5 rebounds. Four Quimsa players scored in double figures. Quilmes MP maintains eighth place with 11-15 record. Quimsa lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 12 games lost. Quilmes MP will face higher ranked GECR Indalo (#5) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Quimsa will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 26+7reb+3ast, E.Flor 17+3reb+1ast, B.Sansimoni 15+2ast, T.Robinson 8+4reb+1ast, D.Cavaco 7+4reb, I.Basualdo 6+3reb+1ast
Quimsa: A.Harper 19+5reb+1ast, N.Romano 18+14reb+2ast, P.Hopson 12+4reb+2ast, C.Elliott 10+1reb+3ast, L.Gonzalez 6+1reb+1ast, F.Sahdi 6
gschID: 523454


Instituto - San Lorenzo 76-75

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked San Lorenzo (19-7) in Cordoba on Saturday night. Visitors were edged by fifth ranked Instituto (14-11) 76-75. It was a great evening for American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points and 17 rebounds. The former international swingman Miguel Gerlero (195-88) helped adding 17 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was the former international Marcos Mata (201-86) with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Uruguayan center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports) scored 7 points and 10 rebounds. Four San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. Instituto have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Defending champion San Lorenzo still keeps top position with seven games lost. Instituto's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Cordoba Atenas.
Top scorers:
Instituto: R.Green 22+2reb+2ast, M.Gerlero 17+8reb+3ast, G.Whelan 8+1reb+4ast, S.Clancy 8+17reb+3ast, A.Zilli 6+3reb, P.Bruna 6+3reb+2ast
San Lorenzo: S.Scala 12+4reb+2ast, M.Mata 12+5reb+4ast, C.Matias Sandes 11+5reb+2ast, G.Deck 11+3reb+2ast, S.Safar 10+2reb+4ast, M.Calfani 7+10reb+2ast
gschID: 523453


Ferrocarril - Hispano Am. 71-75

Very important is a home loss of second ranked Ferrocarril (17-8) against tenth ranked Hispano Am. (7-20) on Saturday night. Host Ferrocarril was defeated by Hispano Am. in a tough game in Buenos Aires 71-75. Hispano Am. made 22-of-26 free shots (84.6 percent) during the game. It was a great evening for American Larry O'Bannon (192-83, college: Louisville, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 5 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Forward Mariano Fierro (200-86) helped adding 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Hispano Am. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds and naturalized Spanish guard Jonathan Maldonado (188-90) scored 10 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains tenth place with 7-20 record. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second position with eight games lost. Hispano Am. will face higher ranked Libertad Sunchales (#8) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ferrocarril will play against Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: L.O'Bannon 22+5reb+2ast, J.Treise 11+3reb+1ast, M.Fierro 11+10reb+3ast, G.Torres 10+7reb+1ast, K.Austin 9+1reb+1ast, R.Freeman 6+3reb+1ast
Ferrocarril: R.Clemente 21+10reb+1ast, J.Maldonado 10+5reb+6ast, F.Balbi 10+5reb+6ast, A.Feeley 7+4reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 6+4reb+1ast, L.Tantos 5+3reb
gschID: 523452


San Martin C. - La Union 81-75

Very expected game when 8th ranked La Union (12-14) was defeated on the road by first ranked San Martin Corrientes (18-6) 81-75 on Friday. However just six-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. San Martin Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to La Union's 34. They outrebounded La Union 50-31 including a 36-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great evening for American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists. International Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds. Five San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field) and the former international swingman Alexis Elsener (196-88) scored 24 points. San Martin Corrientes maintains first place with 18-6 record. Loser La Union dropped to the seventh position with 14 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. La Union will play at home against Argentino and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: L.Mainoldi 17+6reb+2ast, R.Garcia 15+4reb+4ast, J.Wood 13+14reb+6ast, L.Faggiano 11+3reb+4ast, F.Aguerre 10+8reb, D.Tintorelli 8+3reb
La Union: A.Elsener 24+3reb, T.Francis 18+10reb+2ast, D.Garcia 9+1reb+2ast, P.Orlietti 8+1reb+1ast, F.Pinero 8+5reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 6+2reb+9ast
gschID: 523451


Echague - Olimpico LB 105-87

There was a surprise result in Parana where tenth ranked Echague (4-21) defeated higher ranked Olimpico de La Banda (13-14) 105-87 on Friday. Echague made 29-of-32 free shots (90.6 percent) during the game, while Olimpico de La Banda only scored five points from the stripe. They outrebounded Olimpico de La Banda 33-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. Echague shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. It was a great evening for American center Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points and 14 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) helped adding 21 points (went 9 for 9 at the free throw line !!!). Echague's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was the former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) with 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international Federico Van Lacke (191-80) scored 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Echague maintains tenth place with 4-21 record. Olimpico de La Banda lost their third game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 14 games lost. Echague will face higher ranked Regatas Corrientes (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Echague: D.Caracter 26+14reb+3ast, G.Solano 21+2reb+2ast, J.Ayarza 18+6reb, S.Uranga 12+1reb, M.Nocedal 12+1reb+2ast, B.Davis 7+5reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: A.Boccia 24+5reb+6ast, F.Van Lacke 19+2reb+2ast, J.Williams 15+2reb, N.Ferreyra 11+5reb+2ast, D.Guaita 8+3reb+1ast, M.Stanic 5+2reb+8ast
gschID: 523450


Obras Basket - Penarol 86-93

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Buenos Aires where 6th ranked Obras Basket (12-12) was defeated by seventh ranked Penarol (12-15) 93-86 on Friday. Obras Basket was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for American guard Rob Reed (185-90, college: Concord) who led his team to a victory scoring 32 points. Alejandro Diez (201-87) helped adding 13 points and 11 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds and the former international forward Walter Herrmann (206-79) scored 19 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Obras Basket's coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Penarol maintains seventh place with 12-15 record. Loser Obras Basket keeps the sixth position with 12 games lost. Penarol will face higher ranked GECR Indalo (#5) in Comodoro R. in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Penarol: R.Reed 32+4reb+2ast, A.Diez 13+11reb, F.Giorgetti 11+6reb+1ast, J.Figueroa 10+3reb+3ast, R.Acuna 8+8reb+1ast, L.Gutierrez 8+2reb+1ast
Obras Basket: W.Herrmann 19+1reb, D.Horner 17+11reb+1ast, T.Zanzottera 13+1reb+3ast, M.Bortolin 12+3reb+1ast, P.Barral 6+2reb+6ast, F.Mariani 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 523448


Weber Bahia - Atenas 105-93

Everything went according to plan in Bahia Blanca where third ranked Weber Bahia (15-10) beat 9th ranked Atenas (10-16) 105-93 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Weber Bahia. Atenas was better in second period 27-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atenas was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a great evening for international guard Lucio Redivo (183-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) helped adding 21 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) with 20 points and 9 rebounds and the former international point guard Bruno Labaque (178-77, agency: Interperformances) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 assists. Four Weber Bahia and five Atenas players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Weber Bahia. They maintain third place with 15-10 record having just two points less than leader San Lorenzo. Atenas lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 16 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Quimsa (#5) in Santiado Estero in the next round. Atenas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Cordoba to the arena Instituto.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: L.Redivo 25+6reb+8ast, J.Pablo Vaulet 23+3reb+3ast, A.Laveal Johnson 21+10reb, F.Corvalan 16+1ast, J.Levy 9+3reb+1ast, M.Fjellerup 6+4reb+3ast
Atenas: P.Mickeal 20+9reb+3ast, R.Johnson 16+3reb, D.Lo Grippo 14+2reb+2ast, G.Mikulas 12+1reb+2ast, B.Labaque 11+3reb+10ast, W.Baxley 8+2ast
gschID: 523449





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  AUSTRALIA  


Gold Coast Rollers sign Torrey Craig - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Gold Coast Rollers have kicked off a recruiting drive that has netted them current Brisbane Bullets NBL star Torrey Craig (198-F-90, college: USC Upstate).

Gold Coast City Regional Basketball Association general manager Joel McInnes has described American Craig as "definitely the biggest signing by the Rollers in the club's state league history".

Craig will switch to the Rollers for this year's Queensland Basketball League season that starts in April when his Bullets commitments are finished.

"He is a solid import and currently heads rebound statistics for the NBL," McInnes said.

Craig is a 26-year-old who hails from the USC Upstate Spartans in South Carolina.

At 198cm and 98kg, Craig is a swingman who played for the Cairns Taipans (NBL) for two seasons, then for Wellington Saints in the New Zealand domestic league in 2015 when he won that competition's most valuable player award.

The NZ NBL and the QBL are played during the NBL's offseason.

The Rollers, who have struggled in the QBL for a number of years, are on the verge of bigger things with a second American, currently playing NBL, in their sights.

And the Rollers have had a significant off-court win with well-known Gold Coast entertainment promoter Billy Cross coming on board.

Cross will be a backer of sorts but his main focus will be on getting sponsors on board.

"I like the idea of setting up pathways for our juniors because basketball is a fast-growing sport through the schools," Cross said.

Cross has two sons - Josh and Nick - who have taken to basketball.

It is understood the Rollers will announce a new naming-rights sponsor early next week.

But in a blow to the club, it has been confirmed that women's coach Megan Thompson has accepted a teaching-basketball opportunity in Perth.

Thompson had been with the Rollers for two seasons and last year took the side to the playoffs.

Courtesy of goldcoastbulletin.com.au



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  AUSTRIA  


Fuerstenfeld Panthers bring David Jandl back to the ABL - by Stefan Prager

After three seasons playing for the BKM Rocks Mattersburg in Austria second league, David Jandl (180-PG-84, agency: Court Side) is back in the ABL. He debuted for the BSC Raiffeisen Furstenfeld Panthers on Sunday when the team secured a tough road win over the BK Dukes Klosterneuburg. Jandl played a bit more than 16 minutes, he scored two points on four shots and had 1 assist. Jandl had played for the Panthers from 2006 to the beginning of 2008. He went on to play for St. Poelten, for Gijon in Spain and his orginal club the Oberwart Gunners. in 2013 he set an end to his ABL career and signed for the Rocks in league 2. Until now Jandl has played in 395 ABL career games. He has won the ABL cup in 2005 as well as vice championships with Oberwart in 2005 and 2013. He is a three time ABL All Star and was voted MVAP in 2004 and 2005.


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  BALKAN LEAGUE  

BIBL standings

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

Regular Season: Round 12

A

Jan. 17: Beroe - Teodo Tivat 94-72
Jan. 17: Sigal Prishtina - Bashkimi 87-81
Jan. 19: Kozuv - Kumanovo

B

Jan. 17: SK Tirana - Karpos Sokoli 83-100
Jan. 18: Peja - Trepca 80-75
Jan. 18: Feni Industries - Sutjeska 80-55


Trepca adds Turpin to their roster, ex Champville - by Eurobasket News

KB Trepca Mitrovice (SuperLeague) added to their roster 28-year old American center Kiel Turpin (213-109kg-89, college: Florida State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last summer at Champville in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. The last season Turpin played at Energy Invest (Superleague) in Georgia where in 28 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 13.1rpg (leader !!!), 1.3spg and 3.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NJCAA D2 championship title for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
Turpin is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Florida State in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BALTIC LEAGUE  

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Nevezis 8-3 
 3 Rapla 8-3 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 1-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 8-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 4-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 18: Nevezis - Liepaja/Triobet 98-75
Jan. 17: Parnu - Barsy Atyrau 92-96
Jan. 17: Tarvas - COR-Borisfen 75-59
Jan. 19: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau
Jan. 19: TTU - COR-Borisfen
Jan. 21: Valmiera - COR-Borisfen



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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  

Standings

Basketball Champions League Standings
Group A
 1 Monaco 11-2 
 2 Banvit BK 10-3 
 3 CEZ Nymburk 9-4 
 4 Aris 8-5 
 5 Fraport SKY 6-7 
 6 Ironi Nahariya 5-8 
 7 Helios 2-11 
 8 Bakken 1-12 
Group B
 1 Le Mans 9-4 
 2 Pinar Karsiyaka 8-5 
 3 Umana VE 8-5 
 4 Avtodor 6-7 
 5 Oradea 6-7 
 6 Kataja Basket 6-7 
 7 Maccabi Rishon 6-7 
 8 Khimik 3-10 
Group C
 1 ASVEL 10-3 
 2 EWE Baskets 9-4 
 3 Neptunas 9-4 
 4 Ventspils 7-6 
 5 PAOK 6-7 
 6 Usak 4-9 
 7 Openjobmetis V. 4-9 
 8 Rosa Radom 3-10 
Group D
 1 Iberostar Tener. 10-3 
 2 Scandone AV 9-4 
 3 Strasbourg 8-5 
 4 Juventus 8-5 
 5 Oostende 5-8 
 6 Cibona 5-8 
 7 Mega Leks 4-9 
 8 Mornar Bar 3-10 
Group E
 1 Besiktas 11-2 
 2 AEK Athens 8-5 
 3 Partizan 8-5 
 4 Ludwigsburg 8-5 
 5 Banco di Srd 6-7 
 6 Spirou 5-8 
 7 Stelmet ZG 4-9 
 8 Szolnok 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Jan. 17: CEZ Nymburk - Monaco 76-66
Jan. 17: Banvit BK - Helios 74-56
Jan. 17: Aris - Fraport SKY 58-64
Jan. 17: Ironi Nahariya - Bakken 101-62

B

Jan. 18: Pinar Karsiyaka - Khimik 77-70
Jan. 18: Maccabi Rishon - Le Mans 73-65
Jan. 18: Avtodor - Umana VE 102-67
Jan. 18: Oradea - Kataja Basket 101-91

C

Jan. 17: ASVEL - Rosa Radom 87-67
Jan. 18: Openjobmetis V. - Usak 85-77
Jan. 18: Neptunas - Ventspils 84-68
Jan. 18: PAOK - EWE Baskets 79-82

D

Jan. 17: Juventus - Mornar Bar 82-74
Jan. 17: Oostende - Mega Leks 82-74
Jan. 18: Strasbourg - Cibona 71-56
Jan. 17: Iberostar Tener. - Scandone AV 66-78

E

Jan. 17: Szolnok - Besiktas 91-96
Jan. 18: Stelmet ZG - Spirou 82-83
Jan. 17: Ludwigsburg - Banco di Srd 75-78
Jan. 18: Partizan - AEK Athens 65-69

Regular Season: Round 14

A

Jan. 25: Fraport SKY - Ironi Nahariya
Jan. 25: Helios - CEZ Nymburk
Jan. 25: Monaco - Aris
Jan. 25: Bakken - Banvit BK

B

Jan. 24: Avtodor - Le Mans
Jan. 24: Kataja Basket - Pinar Karsiyaka
Jan. 24: Khimik - Maccabi Rishon
Jan. 24: Umana VE - Oradea

C

Jan. 24: EWE Baskets - Openjobmetis V.
Jan. 24: Rosa Radom - Neptunas
Jan. 24: Ventspils - PAOK
Jan. 24: Usak - ASVEL

D

Jan. 25: Scandone AV - Juventus
Jan. 25: Cibona - Oostende
Jan. 25: Mega Leks - Iberostar Tener.
Jan. 25: Mornar Bar - Strasbourg

E

Jan. 25: AEK Athens - Stelmet ZG
Jan. 25: Banco di Srd - Partizan
Jan. 25: Spirou - Szolnok
Jan. 25: Besiktas - Ludwigsburg



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  BELGIUM  


Eli Van Aken claims Belgian Top Division I weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Eli Van Aken (193-F-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Gembo BBC and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Top Division I Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 31-year old forward had the game-high 26 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Gembo BBC in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Ekeren (#13, 3-12) with 37-point margin 111-74. Gembo BBC is placed at 2nd position in Belgian Top Division I. They are still close to the very top. Gembo BBC would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 13-3 record. In the team's last game Van Aken had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Gembo BBC, through which he has constantly improved. Eli Van Aken averages this season 15.1ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young Tim Lambrecht (206-C/F-98, agency: Court Side) of Gistel Oostende. Lambrecht impressed basketball fans with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course Gistel Oostende cruised to a 101-89 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Soba (#5, 8-8). This victory allowed Gistel Oostende to move up to 12th position in the standings. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Gistel Oostende managed to get this year. Lambrecht is well-known by Gistel Oostende fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.8ppg (#3). He also registered 9.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Nicolas Neskens (201-F/C-84, agency: Promotex) of RPC Anderlecht (#14). Neskens scored 28 points. Despite Neskens' great performance RPC Anderlecht lost 84-93 to the higher-ranked Houthalen (#6, 8-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. RPC Anderlecht can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have extremely bad season and 3-12 record places them at the very bottom of the standings. Too bad for Neskens he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Neskens has a very solid season. In 14 games in Belgium he scored 9.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Chiel Koonings (180-PG-90) of Houthalen - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Gregory De Pooter (197-F-84) of Gent Hawks - 18 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Laurent Lhote (182-PG-84) of Gent Hawks - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Sam Renier (187-F/G-92) of Gembo BBC - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Stephane Moris (208-F/C-86) of Royal Brussels - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Lars De Lepeleire (175-PG-91) of Waregem - 20 points and 5 rebounds
10. Jens Bouckaert (F-91) of Gembo BBC - 17 points and 4 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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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 7-3 
 2. St.Francis X. 7-4 
 3. UNB 7-4 
 4. Memorial 7-5 
 5. St.Mary's 6-5 
 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. Carleton 9-0 
 2. Ottawa 9-1 
 3. Laurentian 4-8 
 4. Nipissing 4-8 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 7-5 
 2. Laurier 6-8 
 3. Algoma 3-8 
 4. Waterloo 3-8 
 5. Western 3-9 
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 14

Jan. 18: Laurier - Waterloo 71-79
Jan. 17: Ottawa - Carleton 40-81
Jan. 19: Dalhousie - Acadia
Jan. 19: McGill - Concordia
Jan. 20: Cape Breton - St.Mary's
Jan. 20: Lakehead - Ottawa
Jan. 20: Queen's - Brock
Jan. 20: Windsor - Algoma
Jan. 20: Guelph - Carleton
Jan. 20: Nipissing - Laurentian
Jan. 20: York - McMaster
Jan. 20: UQAM - Bishop's
Jan. 20: Regina - Brandon
Jan. 20: UFV - Alberta
Jan. 20: Saskatchewan - Calgary
Jan. 20: UBC - Mount Royal
Jan. 20: Manitoba - TWU
Jan. 20: Lethbridge - Victoria


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Morgan, UBC24.9 
 2. Cooper, Calgary22.8 
 3. Gray, Laurentian21.9 
 4. Jean-Louis, Cape B.21.0 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.7 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.6 
 7. Wood, Carleton20.4 
 8. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.2 
 9. Ross, Mount Royal19.8 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.5 
 2. Nissen, Acadia11.2 
 3. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 4. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal10.5 
 6. Bercy, St.Franc.9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.7 
 8. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 9. Graham, Queen''s9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Masters, UNB6.3 
 2. Keane, Carleton5.5 
 3. Mata, Dalhousie4.9 
 4. Allen, TWU4.9 
 5. Farkic, Western4.9 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.9 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.8 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.8 
 9. Menashe, Lakehead4.6 
 10. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.9
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.9 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.3 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.9 
 4. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.8 
 5. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.6 
 6. Mata, Dalhousie2.6 
 7. Masters, UNB2.6 
 8. Ogundokun, McGill2.6 
 9. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 10. Charles, Concordia2.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Debache, UQAM2.4 
 3. Graham, Queen''s2.4 
 4. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.3 
 5. Paul, Brandon2.0 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.8 
 7. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 8. Iegorov, TRU1.6 
 9. James, MacEwan1.6 
 10. Elgadi, Brock1.6 



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 24-4 
 2. Xinjiang FT 23-5 
 3. Guangdong ST 23-6 
 4. Guangsha L. 22-7 
 5. Liaoning H. 21-7 
 6. Shenzhen L. 19-10 
 7. Shandong FB 17-12 
 8. Beijing D. 15-13 
 9. Sichuan BW 15-13 
 10. Jiangsu D. 15-14 
 11. Qingdao E. 13-15 
 12. TianJin S. 13-16 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 13-16 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-16 
 15. Zhejiang CB 9-19 
 16. Fujian QB 8-20 
 17. Jiangsu TX 7-21 
 18. North Control B. 5-22 
 19. Bayi R. 5-24 
 20. Guangzhou 5-24 

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 18: Shanxi Zh. - Guangsha L. 125-131
Jan. 18: Shandong FB - Guangzhou 122-100
Jan. 18: Shenzhen L. - Qingdao E. 112-97
Jan. 18: Jiangsu D. - TianJin S. 108-88
Jan. 18: Guangdong ST - Bayi R. 107-70
Jan. 20: Jilin NE T. - Xinjiang FT
Jan. 20: Beijing D. - Jiangsu TX
Jan. 20: Liaoning H. - Sichuan BW
Jan. 20: Zhejiang CB - North Control B.
Jan. 20: Shanghai S. - Fujian QB


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 37.3
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.37.3 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.1 
 3. McCollum, North C.35.5 
 4. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.35.3 
 5. Adams, Xinjiang FT33.9 
 6. Cunningham, Jiang.33.7 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.33.1 
 8. Brown, Jilin NE T.32.2 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.29.9 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.28.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.8 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.6 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.13.8 
 4. Hickson, Fujian QB13.7 
 5. Blair, Jiangsu TX13.6 
 6. Sakakini, TianJ.13.4 
 7. Batista, North C.13.4 
 8. Han, Liaoning H.12.6 
 9. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.3 
 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.8.2 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.2 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.2 
 5. Warren, Zhejiang.6.7 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Brown, Zhejiang CB6.3 
 8. Buycks, Fujian QB6.1 
 9. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.8 
 10. Marbury, Beiji.5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.5 
 2. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.9 
 3. Sui, Shandong FB2.7 
 4. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.4 
 5. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 6. Fortson, Guangsha.2.3 
 7. McCollum, North C.2.2 
 8. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.1 
 10. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.9 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 3. Huang, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 5. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 6. Haddadi, Sichu.1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.8 
 8. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.6 
 9. Yi, Guangdong ST1.6 
 10. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 


Chinese CBA All-Star Game 2017 Participants - by Igor Obradovic

North All-Star Team

Dejun Han
Han

Stephon Marbury
Marbury

Ailun Guo
Guo

Yanyuhang Ding
Ding

Xiaochuan Zhai
Zhai


8 Liu Wei (190-PG-80) of Sichuan
9 Sun Yue (206-SF-85) of Shougang
55 Han Dejun (215-C-89) of Liaoning
6 Zhang Chengyu (193-G/F-89) of Qingdao
3 Marbury Stephon (188-G-77) of Shougang
13 Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) of Liaoning

14 Hudson Lester (190-SG-84) of Liaoning
2 Ding Yanyuhang (200-F-93) of Shandong http://i.imgur.com/Pbe61xD.png MVP
20 Zhai Xiaochuan (205-F-93) of Shoungang
5 Cui Jinming (193-G-92) of Jilin
99 Zhou Qi (217-C-96) of Xinjiang
0 Blatche Andray (211-F/C-86) of Xinjiang

Head Coach: Liu Qiuping of Xinjiang
Coach Assistant: Guo Shiqiang of Liaoning


South All-Star Team

XiaoYu Liu
Liu

Chih-Chieh Lin
Lin

QuAn Gu
Gu

Zhelin Wang
Wang

Jimmer Fredette
Fredette


10 Liu XiaoYu (191-G-89) of Shanghai

11 Zhou Peng (210-F-89) of Guangdong
8 Yi Li (203-SF-85) of Jiangsu
27 Lin Chih-Chieh (192-G-82) of Zhejiang
12 Gu QuAn (202-F-92) of Shenzhen

33 Wu Qian (190-G-94) of Zhejiang
31 Wang Zhelin (215-PF-94) of Fujian
90 Zou Yuchen (203-F-96) of Bayi
21 Hu Jinqiu (208-C-97) of Zhejiang
2 Brooks MarShon (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu
16 Lai Junhao (204-C-95) of Zhejiang
32 Fredette Jimmer (188-PG-89) of Shanghai

Head Coach: Liu Peng of Shanghai
Coach Assistant: Du Feng of Guangdong



Skills Challenge Participants

Zirui Wang
Wang

Hong Wang
Wang

TaiLong Zhao
Zhao

Zhandong Zhou
Zhou


Wang Zirui (190-G-93) of Xinjiang http://i.imgur.com/Pbe61xD.png Winner
Wang Hong (183-PG) of Shanxi 2nd Place
Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90) of Fujian 3rd Place
Zhou Zhandong (182-G-90) of Guangdong




3-Point Shootout Participants

Jimmer Fredette
Fredette

Shuai Yuan
Yuan

JiaFu Tian
Tian

TaiLong Zhao
Zhao

Jinglong Li
Li


Fredette Jimmer (188-PG-89) of Shanghai http://i.imgur.com/Pbe61xD.png Winner
Yuan Shuai (190-PG-94) of Shanxi 2nd Place
Tian JiaFu (208-C-91) of Qingdao 3rd Place
Zhao TaiLong (193-G/F-90) of Fujian
Li Jinglong (195-F-95) of Zhejiang
Guo Ailun (192-SF-93) of Liaoning



Slam Dunk Contest Participants

MingHui Sun
Sun

Junhao Lai
Lai

Yuezhuo Gu
Gu

Liu Guancen
Guancen


Sun MingHui (192-SG-96) of Zhejiang http://i.imgur.com/Pbe61xD.png Winner
Zhenduo Leng (191-G/F-97) of Jiangsu 2nd Place
Lai Junhao (204-C-95) of Zhejiang 3rd Place
Liu Tianyi (190-G-94) of Jilin
Gu Yuezhuo (190-G-93) of Guangzhou
Guancen Liu (198-F-95) of Shandong



Darius Adams claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American-Bulgarian Darius Adams (188-PG-89, agency: Stealth Sport) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best Xinjiang FT and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 28.
The 27-year old playmaker got a double-double of 49 points and ten assists, while his team beat Shenzhen L. (#6, 18-10) 113-107. Xinjiang FT maintains the 2nd position in Chinese CBA. They are still close to the very top. Xinjiang FT would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 23-5 record. In the team's last game Adams had a remarkable 52.9% from 2-point range and got seven three-pointers out of 13 attempts. He turned to be Xinjiang FT's top player in his first season with the team. University of Indianapolis graduate has very impressive stats this year. Adams is in league's top in points (5th best: 33.9ppg) and averages solid 2.1spg and 56.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American guard Lorenzo Brown (196-G-90) of Zhejiang CB. Brown impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 40 points and 13 rebounds. It was enough for Zhejiang CB to edge the higher-ranked Beijing D. (#8, 15-13) by 3 points 108-105. This victory allowed Zhejiang CB to move up to 15th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 9-19 record. Brown is a newcomer at Zhejiang CB and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 25.8ppg (#8). His other stats are also decent: 7.9rpg and 6.3apg.

The third best performed player last round was Jordanian Zaid Abbas (203-F-83) of Jiangsu TX (#17). Abbas got into 30-points club by scoring 44 points in the last round. He went also for thirteen rebounds . Despite Abbas' great performance Jiangsu TX lost 110-117 to the higher-ranked TianJin S. (#12, 13-15). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Jiangsu TX can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 7-21 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Abbas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Abbas has a very solid season. In 20 games in China he scored 22.0ppg. He also has 10.6rpg and FGP: 61.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yuchen Zou (203-F-96) of Bayi R. - 40 points and 8 rebounds
5. Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) of TianJin S. - 37 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Guerschon Yabusele (201-PF-95) of Shanghai S. - 33 points, 16 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Stephon Marbury (188-G-77) of Beijing D. - 38 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Grant Jerrett (208-F-93) of Beijing D. - 29 points, 14 rebounds and 3 assists
9. D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Guangzhou - 34 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Dwight Buycks (191-PG-89) of Fujian QB - 41 points, 5 rebounds and 9 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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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. KK Split 11-2 
 2. Jolly JBS 11-2 
 3. GKK Sibenik 10-3 
 4. Cedevita 10-3 
 5. Cibona 8-4 
 6. Zadar 8-5 
 7. Vrij.Osijek 8-5 
 8. KK Zagreb 8-5 
 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 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 17: KK Split - Jolly JBS 85-74
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. 18: Zadar - Kvarner 2010 101-64
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


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 JBS16.3 
 9. Halilovic, GKK S.16.1 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.1 
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. Mazalin, Zadar7.1 
 5. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.0 
 6. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.3 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar5.9 
 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 JBS7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.8 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 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. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 8. Sirko, KK Split1.8 
 9. Cook, Skrljevo1.5 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.6 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita1.0 
 6. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 7. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.0.8 
 8. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.8 
 9. Spralja, Jolly JBS0.7 
 10. Loncar, Cedevita0.7 


Sibenik will host 2017 Cup Final-Eight, full draw - by Zeljko Zule

Sibenik will host the 2017 Croatian Cup Kresimir Cosic Final-Eight from February 15 to 18.
The host teams GKK Sibenik and Jolly JBS Sibenik avoid each other in quarterfinals, but they could meet in the semifinals. GKK Sibenik were drawn against Cibona and Jolly JBS Sibenik will play against Zagreb.
Defending champion Cedevita will face Kvarner 2010 in the quarterfinals and last year's finalist Zadar were drawn against A1 League leading club Split.

Schedule:
Quarterfinals (February 15 and 16):
15/02 Cedevita-Kvarner 2010 (C), Jolly JBS Sibenik-Zadar (A)
16/02 GKK Sibenik-Cibona (B), Split-Zadar (D)

Semifinals (February, 17)
A-B, C-D

Finals (February, 18)




Zadar uses balanced attack to dominate Kvarner 2010 - by Zeljko Zule

Zadar placed six scored in double figures and the starters outscored its reserves 51-50 to crushed an injury plagued Kvarner 2010 by 101-64 in the opening game of Croatian A1 League Round 14. Zadar took control of the game behind a 15-4 run spanning the first and second quarter for a 36-23 lead. The home team closed out the first half with a 14-4 run to make it 53-33. Zadar had their largest lead of the game at 91-53 midway through the fourth quarter.
Maj Kovacevic (196-G-90) led Zadar with 18 points, Aleksandar Yanev Georgiev (203-F-90) 14, Lovro Mazalin (204-SF-97, agency: BeoBasket) 13, Kristijan Krajina (211-F-90, college: Mt.St.Mary's) and Boris Barac (205-F-92) both posted 12 points and Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) finished with 10 points. Zadar made eight 3-pointers, while Kvarner missed all of its dozen 3-point attempts. Mario Pesut (184-PG-90) finished with 16 points, Mate Vucic (203-F/C-97) added 14 and Mladen Vujicevic (203-F/C-96) 10.




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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Allen's 28 points and 6 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old guard Bryon Allen (193-G-92) had a great game in the last round for league's best team CEZ Nymburk and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had the game-high 28 points adding six rebounds and four assists for CEZ Nymburk in his team's victory, helping them to crush NH Ostrava (#12, 4-15) with 21-point margin 104-83. It allowed CEZ Nymburk to consolidate first place in the Czech Republic league. CEZ Nymburk has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 18-1. In the team's last game Allen had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be CEZ Nymburk's top player in his first season with the team. George Mason University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Allen is in league's top in points (8th best: 15.7ppg) and averages solid 57.6% FGP and 47.1% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Dusan Pandula (196-SF-84) of league's second-best BK Pardubice. He is Slovakian in his 3rd season at BK Pardubice. In the last game Pandula recorded impressive 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led BK Pardubice to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13) 112-73. BK Pardubice's second position in the standings has not changed. His team lost just three games this season, while they won 16 matches. Pandula is one of the most experienced players at BK Pardubice and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to another BK Pardubice's star - forward Joseph Wall (199-F-89). Wall scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. He was another key player of BK Pardubice, helping his team with a 112-73 easy win against the lower-ranked J.Hradec (#9, 6-13). BK Pardubice is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 16-3 record is not that bad... Wall has a very solid season. In 19 games in Czech Republic he scored 13.9ppg. He also has 5.6rpg, FGP: 51.0% and 3PT: 40.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dominez Burnett (196-F-92) of BK Pardubice - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Ivan Mikulic (194-G-91) of MMCITE Brno - 19 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Garret Kerr (194-F-92) of BK Kolin - 14 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Lukas Palyza (202-F-89) of BK Decin - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Lamb Autrey (191-G-89) of BK Pardubice - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Brian Fitzpatrick (203-F-89) of Prostejov - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Tony Meier (204-F-90) of CEZ Nymburk - 21 points, 4 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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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 15-2 
 2. Bakken 12-2 
 3. Svendborg 10-8 
 4. Naestved 8-8 
 5. Horsholm 8-9 
 6. Randers 8-10 
 7. SISU 6-12 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 14: Bakken - Horsholm 90-71
Jan. 18: Horsholm - Horsens IC 71-84
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. Mack, Horsens IC18.1 
 4. Haas, SISU17.7 
 5. Nielsen, Randers17.4 
 6. Dominique, Horsholm17.1 
 7. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 8. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 9. Lundberg, Horse.16.0 
 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, Horsholm8.7 
 4. Champagnie, Stevn.8.0 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 7. Trist, Horsens IC7.1 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 9. Baru, SISU6.8 
 10. Colas, Randers6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.1 
 2. Burgess, Randers6.1 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.6 
 4. Lundberg, Horse.4.2 
 5. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 6. Mack, Horsens IC4.1 
 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: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 3. Baru, SISU2.0 
 4. Nielsen, Horsholm1.9 
 5. Smith, Horsholm1.9 
 6. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 7. Lanegger, Naestved1.8 
 8. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 9. Burgess, Randers1.8 
 10. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 2. Baru, SISU1.2 
 3. Colas, Randers1.2 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.2 
 5. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 6. Sane, Naestved1.0 
 7. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 8. Dranginis, SISU0.9 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Christoffers., Bak.0.8 



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 16-9 
 2. Delaware 87ers 14-10 
 3. Westchester K. 11-12 
 4. Long Island N. 9-16 
 5. Erie Bay H. 8-16 
 6. Greensboro S. 8-18 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 17-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 15-7 
 3. Canton C. 13-10 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 11-15 
 5. Windy City B. 7-15 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 19-5 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 12-11 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-11 
 4. Reno B. 9-15 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-17 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 18-6 
 2. Oklahoma City B 17-9 
 3. Rio Grande VV 16-11 
 4. Texas L. 12-10 
 5. Austin S. 10-15 
 6. Iowa E. 3-20 

Regular Season: Round 61

Jan. 18: Raptors 905 - Grand Rapids D. 135-122
Jan. 18: Delaware 87ers - Windy City B. 124-109
Jan. 18: Austin S. - Rio Grande VV 119-100
Jan. 18: Oklahoma City B - N.Arizona S. 103-98
Jan. 18: Erie Bay H. - Greensboro S. 102-109

Regular Season: Round 62

Jan. 19: Windy City B. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 19: Reno B. - Sioux Falls S.
Jan. 19: Maine RC - Canton C.
Jan. 19: Santa Cruz W. - Oklahoma City B



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Siim-Sander Vene selected the top Estonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Siim-Sander Vene
Siim-Sander Vene
   #1. This week's number one is former international small forward Siim-Sander Vene (201-90, currently plays in EuroCup). He could not help BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-2) in their last game. Despite Vene's very good performance BC Nizhny Novgorod was crushed 98-76 on the road by the higher-ranked (#9) Hapoel Jerusalem. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Vene also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 24 minutes on the court. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Vene's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0% in 11 games he played so far. Vene played for the Estonian senior national team two years ago.

Kristjan Kitsing
Kristjan Kitsing
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Denmark). He led Bakken to a victory over the closely-ranked Horsholm (8-8) 90-71 in the Danish Ligaen last Saturday. Kitsing was MVP of the game. He recorded 19 points and added 3 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Bakken Bears (12-2) is placed second in the Ligaen. This season Kitsing has relatively solid stats: 11.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.9%(24-37), 3FGP: 39.5%. He is in the roster of the Estonian senior national team.

Kristjan Kangur
Kristjan Kangur
   #3. The Estonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international small forward Kristjan Kangur (201-82, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Kangur contributed to an Openjobmetis VA's victory against the closely-ranked Rosa (3-10) 74-61 in the Basketball Champions League on Tuesday night. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 22 minutes. Openjobmetis Varese (3-9) is placed seventh in group C. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. There are only two games left until the end of the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Kangur averages: 4.7ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 41.9%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 73.9% in 13 games. He played for the Estonian national team two years ago.

Jaan Puidet
Jaan Puidet
   #4. Swingman Jaan Puidet (191-92, currently plays in Sweden) contributed to a KFUM Jamtland's victory against the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket (9-8) 98-88 in the Swedish Basketligan in Thursday night's game. Puidet scored 13 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. KFUM Jamtland Basket (8-10) is placed seventh in the Basketligan. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Puidet's overall stats this season are: 7.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.3apg. He is also Estonian national team player.

Tanel Kurbas
Tanel Kurbas
   #5. International guard Tanel Kurbas (197-88, currently plays in Sweden) helped Sodertalje Kings win their game against the closely-ranked Boras Basket (11-8) 86-80 in the Swedish Basketligan last Saturday. Kurbas scored 15 points and added 4 assists (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 30 minutes. Sodertalje Kings (9-5) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. This year Kurbas' overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.3apg in 13 games. He plays currently for the Estonian national team.

Rauno Nurger
Rauno Nurger
   #6. Center Rauno Nurger (208-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Wichita St. win their game against the University of Evansville (2-0) 82-65 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Nurger scored 12 points. The Wichita State University has quite an impressive 5-1 conference record this season. It was Wichita St.'s third consecutive victory in a row. Nurger's total stats this season are: 5.6ppg and 3.1rpg. He is a former international player as he played for the Estonian senior team two years ago.

Maik-Kalev Kotsar
Maik-Kalev Kotsar
   #7. Former University international forward Maik-Kalev Kotsar (208-96, currently studies in the States) helped S.Carolina win their game against the The University of Mississippi (1-0) 67-56 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Kotsar scored 6 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 16 minutes. The University of South Carolina has 4-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all four games in the conference. This year Kotsar's total stats are: 7.2ppg and 5.5rpg in 18 games. He used to play for the Estonian university national team two years ago.

Rait-Riivo Laane
Rait-Riivo Laane
   #8. Point guard Rait-Riivo Laane (179-93, currently plays in Greece) was the major contributor in Ethnikos' victory against the 13th-ranked Arkadikos (4-9) 96-94 in the Greek A2 (second division) last Saturday. Laane scored 15 points and added 3 passes (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). Ethnikos Piraeus (8-5) is placed fifth in the A2. Laane has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.0apg and 1.1spg. He plays currently for the Estonian national team.

Other top Estonian players, who play abroad:

Sander Raieste (200-F/G-99) plays for Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa
Kregor Hermet (204-PF-97) plays for Lleida Basquet in Spanish LEB Gold
Robert Valge (192-SF-97) plays for Palencia Baloncesto in Spanish LEB Gold
Kristian Kullamae (190-G-99) plays for Oettinger Rockets Gotha in German ProA
Henri Drell (198-SF-0) plays for Baunach in German ProA
Kaspar Treier (203-F-99) plays for Moncalieri in Italian Serie B



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  EUROCUP  

Eurocup Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 3

E

Jan. 17: Gran Canaria - UCAM Murcia 94-85
Jan. 18: Lokomotiv - Fuenlabrada 86-61

F

Jan. 18: Ratiopharm - Khimky 90-95
Jan. 18: B.Muenchen - Lietkabelis 85-69

G

Jan. 17: N.Novgorod - Lietuvos rytas 63-97
Jan. 18: Zenit - Hapoel J-M 101-81

H

Jan. 18: ALBA - Cedevita 93-76
Jan. 18: Unicaja - Valencia 70-78

Second Stage: Round 4

E

Jan. 25: Fuenlabrada - Lokomotiv
Jan. 25: UCAM Murcia - Gran Canaria

F

Jan. 25: Khimky - Ratiopharm
Jan. 25: Lietkabelis - B.Muenchen

G

Jan. 25: Hapoel J-M - Zenit
Jan. 25: Lietuvos rytas - N.Novgorod

H

Jan. 25: Cedevita - ALBA
Jan. 25: Valencia - Unicaja


Recap of Round 3 of Top 16 - by Eurobasket News

Group E
Lokomotiv - Fuenlabrada 86-61

An interesting game for Russian Lokomotiv (3-0) which hosted in Kuban Spanish Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-2). Lokomotiv had an easy win 86-61. The game was mostly controlled by Lokomotiv. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was better in third quarter 19-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lokomotiv made 16-of-18 charity shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Lokomotiv outrebounded Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 33-19 including a 23-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Matt Janning (196-88, college: Northeastern, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) who scored 25 points (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). His fellow American import forward Kevin Jones (206-89, college: W.Virginia) chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds. Lokomotiv's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Irish forward Ian O'Leary (201-86, college: St.Mary's, CA) who recorded 11 points and Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) added 13 points respectively. Lokomotiv's next round opponent will be again Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (#4) in Madrid.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: M.Janning 25+2reb+2ast, R.Broekhoff 13+3reb, K.Jones 10+6reb+1ast, T.Rochestie 9+4reb+2ast, V.Ivlev 8+5reb+1ast, A.Zubkov 5+5reb+2ast
Fuenlabrada: F.Cruz 13+1reb, I.O'Leary 11+3reb+1ast, R.Smits 7+3reb+1ast, B.Sekulic 6+2reb+1ast, L.Hakanson 6+2ast, I.Paunic 6
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Gran Canaria - UCAM Murcia 94-85

Very important is a road loss of UCAM Murcia (1-2) against Gran Canaria (1-2) on Tuesday night. Visiting UCAM Murcia was defeated by Gran Canaria in a tough game in Las Palmas 85-94. UCAM Murcia trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 17-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 85-94 at the end of the game. Gran Canaria made 25-of-28 free shots (89.3 percent) during the game. It was an exceptional evening for American-FYR Macedonian power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. American-Slovakian swingman Kyle Kuric (193-89, college: Louisville) accounted for 18 points for the winning side. Power forward Jose Angel Antelo (206-87) came up with 19 points and 6 rebounds and Argentinian point guard Facundo Campazzo (181-91) added 11 points and 8 assists respectively for UCAM Murcia in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Gran Canaria will again meet UCAM Murcia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UCAM Murcia will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Gran Canaria: K.Kuric 18+2reb+1ast, R.Hendrix 13+8reb+2ast, R.O'Neale 11+5reb+4ast, B.McCalebb 10+2reb+6ast, E.Baez 10+1ast, A.Pasecniks 9+2reb
UCAM Murcia: J.Angel Antelo 19+6reb, B.Baron 12+2ast, N.Radovic 11+5reb+2ast, F.Campazzo 11+3reb+8ast, V.Benite 10+1reb+1ast, S.Rojas 8+6reb
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Group F
Ratiopharm - Khimky 90-95

An interesting game for Russian Khimky (2-1) which played road game in Ulm against German ratiopharm Ulm (0-3). Khimky managed to get a 5-point victory 95-90. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 47-41 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Montenegrin forward Marko Todorovic (209-92) contributed with 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Four Khimky players scored in double figures. American power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) answered with 22 points and the other American import forward Da'Sean Butler (201-88, college: W.Virginia, agency: Inception Sports) added 20 points in the effort for ratiopharm Ulm. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Khimky will have a break next round. ratiopharm Ulm will play again on the road against Khimky (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Khimky: A.Shved 28+4reb+3ast, E.Rowland 16+1reb+2ast, S.Monya 11+4reb+2ast, M.Todorovic 10+7reb+4ast, D.Sokolov 9+5reb, N.Boungou-Colo 7+2reb
Ratiopharm: R.Morgan 22+3reb, D.Butler 20+3reb+2ast, T.Braun 15+3reb+3ast, B.Hobbs 9+4reb+4ast, A.Rubit 9+3reb+1ast, C.Babb 8+4reb
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B.Muenchen - Lietkabelis 85-69

No shocking result in a game when German Bayern Muenchen (3-0) beat at home Lithuanian Lietkabelis (1-2) 85-69 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Bayern Muenchen. Lietkabelis was better in fourth quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Bayern Muenchen dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Lietkabelis' 18. It was a great shooting night for Bayern Muenchen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 52.4 percentage. It was a good game for American guard Nick Johnson (191-92, college: Arizona) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import center Devin Booker (205-91, college: Clemson) contributed with 11 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Australian swingman Ben Madgen (193-85, college: Augusta) answered with 17 points and Zygimantas Skucas (201-92, agency: Octagon Europe) added 7 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Lietkabelis. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen will face again Lietkabelis (#3) in Panevezys in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: N.Johnson 17+4reb+4ast, N.Djedovic 14+3reb+1ast, D.Booker 11+7reb+1ast, R.Redding 9+4reb+4ast, B.Taylor 7+3reb+3ast, M.Kleber 7+5reb
Lietkabelis: B.Madgen 17+4reb, K.Lavrinovic 11+2reb+1ast, L.Williams 9+2reb+3ast, Z.Skucas 7+5reb+3ast, T.Rinkunas 6, G.Leonavicius 5+2reb+1ast
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Group G
Zenit - Hapoel J-M 101-81

Russian Zenit smashed Israeli Hapoel Jerusalem in Saint Petersburg 101-81. The game was mostly controlled by Zenit. Hapoel Jerusalem managed to win second period 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Zenit shot 67.8 percent from the field. Zenit outrebounded Hapoel Jerusalem 31-16 including a 23-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Hapoel Jerusalem's players. It was a good game for American guard Ryan Toolson (193-85, college: Utah Valley) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. Serbian guard Stefan Markovic (196-88) contributed with 16 points and 6 assists for the winners. Four Zenit players scored in double figures. American Amare Stoudemire (208-82) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import swingman Tarence Kinsey (202-84, college: S.Carolina) added 17 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) in the effort for Hapoel Jerusalem. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel Jerusalem will have a break next week, which should allow them to rest in order to get back on the winning path. Zenit will try to continue on its current victory against Hapoel Jerusalem on the road.
Top scorers:
Zenit: R.Toolson 28+4reb+3ast, K.Landry 17+2reb+1ast, S.Markovic 16+1reb+6ast, J.Timma 13+4reb+3ast, P.Sergeev 8+4ast, S.Karasev 7+5reb+3ast
Hapoel J-M: A.Stoudemire 22+5reb, T.Kinsey 17+5reb+1ast, J.Dyson 13+2reb+4ast, Y.Halperin 9+5ast, C.Jerrells 7+1reb+2ast, T.Peterson 7
gschID: 525652


N.Novgorod - Lietuvos rytas 63-97

There was a minor upset when Russian BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-2) was smashed at home by Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas (1-2) 97-63 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Lietuvos rytas led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for American-Polish guard David Logan (185-82, college: Indianapolis) who led his team to a victory with 30 points and 6 assists. Rokas Giedraitis (198-92) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Petr Gubanov (206-87, agency: Alti Sport) answered with 13 points and 9 rebounds and American guard DeAndre Kane (193-89, college: Iowa St., agency: BeoBasket) added 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. Five BC Nizhny Novgorod players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos rytas will have a break next round. BC Nizhny Novgorod will play again on the road against Lietuvos rytas (#3) in Vilnius and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: D.Logan 30+3reb+6ast, R.Giedraitis 16+2reb+1ast, C.Fisher 11+1reb+4ast, C.Hannah 8+4reb+5ast, D.Gordon 7+5reb, A.Jomantas 7+5reb+3ast
N.Novgorod: P.Gubanov 13+9reb+3ast, T.Zubcic 12+3reb+1ast, I.Strebkov 11+4reb+5ast, D.Kane 10+7reb+4ast, K.Boynton 10+2ast, I.Popov 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 525653


Group H
Unicaja - Valencia 70-78

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Unicaja Malaga (2-1) at the home court. Hosts were defeated by Valencia Basket (3-0) 78-70. Unicaja Malaga was ahead by 7 points at the halftime before a 27-9 third quarter run of Valencia Basket. It was a great evening for Montenegrin Bojan Dubljevic (205-91, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 9 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Georgian Will Thomas (203-86, agency: Two Points) helped adding 15 points. The best for the losing side was American guard Jamar Smith (191-87, college: S.Indiana, agency: Inception Sports) with 17 points and the other American import forward Jeffrey Brooks (203-89, college: Penn St.) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Valencia Basket will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Unicaja Malaga will play again on the road against Valencia Basket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valencia: W.Thomas 15+4reb, J.Sastre Morro 13+2reb+2ast, R.Sato 11+1reb, B.Dubljevic 9+10reb+4ast, A.Diot 9+7ast, S.Van Rossom 7+1reb+2ast
Unicaja: J.Smith 17+1reb+1ast, A.Waczynski 12+1ast, N.Nedovic 11+1reb+2ast, D.Musli 8+1reb+1ast, J.Brooks 7+8reb+1ast, A.Diaz 5+1reb+4ast
gschID: 525655


ALBA - Cedevita 93-76

ALBA Berlin used a home court advantage and won against the opponent from Zagreb 93-76 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-76. ALBA Berlin looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 14 passes made by Cedevita's players. It was a good game for American point guard Peyton Siva (183-90, college: Louisville) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 7 rebounds, 10 assists and 5 steals. Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Luka Babic (201-91, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 22 points and 5 assists (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and power forward Karlo Zganec (206-95, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Cedevita. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. ALBA Berlin will face again Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb in the next round.
Top scorers:
ALBA: E.Kikanovic 19+5reb+1ast, D.Milosavljevic 16+3reb+5ast, P.Siva 16+7reb+10ast, N.Giffey 11+2reb+1ast, E.Atsur 8+2reb+4ast, T.Gaffney 8+6reb+3ast
Cedevita: L.Babic 22+2reb+5ast, R.Boatright 15+2reb+1ast, R.James 11+3reb, K.Zganec 10+9reb+2ast, M.Bilan 7+6reb+2ast, M.Arapovic 4+5reb
gschID: 525654





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  EUROLEAGUE  


Baskonia adds Laprovittola to their roster - by Fersu Yahyabeyoglu

Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (Liga Endesa) added to their roster 27-year old Argentinian international point guard Nicolas Laprovittola (193-90). He supposed to play at San Antonio Spurs in the NBA, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 16 games he recorded 3.7ppg and 1.8apg this season.
The most of last season Laprovittola spent at Movistar Estudiantes where in 20 Liga Endesa games he averaged 13.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg (in top 3). He also played earlier that season for Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL. In 17 games he had 10.3ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.8apg and 1.2spg. Laprovittola also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 12.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 5.5apg and 1.6spg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Brazilian League Import Player of the Year back in 2014.
Laprovittola has been also a member of Argentinian international program for some years. He has regularly played for Argentinian senior team since 2011 and previously for U19 National Team in 2009.
Laprovittola also represented Argentina at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.8ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.8apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%.
Laprovittola's career allowed him to visit three different continents. He tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. Laprovittola has played previously professionally in Brazil (Flamengo) and Argentina (Lanus).
On Laprovittola: A very talented PG, has great shooting range and scoring ability. Has an high basketball IQ, personality and court vision. Can defend hard, and can yet quarterback senior teams with success. Huge upside, even at top level.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FC Barcelona let Dorsey go - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona Lassa (Liga Endesa) cut experienced 34-year old American power forward Joey Dorsey (206-129kg-83, college: Memphis). In 16 Liga Endesa games he averaged 3.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.2apg this season. He helped them to make it to the Supercup final. Dorsey played 17 games in Euroleague where he had 5.5ppg and 6.3rpg.
The last season he played at Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in Turkish BSL. In 17 games he recorded 7.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game and was invited to participate in the All-Star Game Slam Dunk Contest. Dorsey played 15 games in Eurocup where he got 7.9ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.0spg.
In 2008 Dorsey was drafted by Portland Trail Blazers (NBA) in second round (33rd overall). The former University of Memphis standoutis in his ninth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Dorsey received Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year award back in 2013. He was a member of USA Senior National Team back in 2007.
Dorsey is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Olympiacos), NBA (Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Toronto Raptors), Turkey (Gaziantep) and D-League (Rio Grande Valley Vipers).
Let's have closer look into Dorsey's outlook: One of the nation''''s top rebounders and shot blockers … Game thrives on rebounding and creating offense off putbacks and offensive rebounds … A great passer out of the post … Solid defender in the post and on the perimeter.
Top class rebounder and shot blocker ..thrives on rebounding and creating offense off putbacks and offensive rebounds … A great passer out of the post … Solid defender in the post and on the perimeter. Does most of the offensive damage attacking the glass, finishing open lay-ups, and exploding off pick-and-rolls, but he also showed flashes of post moves, along with good body control and coordination on many of his finishes
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings

FIBA Europe Cup Standings
Group K
 1 Chalon 5-0 
 2 Gaziantep 4-1 
 3 Sodertalje 1-4 
 4 Targu Mures 0-5 
Group L
 1 Demir IBB 4-1 
 2 Antwerp 3-2 
 3 Gravelines 2-3 
 4 Prievidza 1-4 
Group M
 1 Telekom Bsk 4-1 
 2 Vytautas 4-1 
 3 Oberwart 1-4 
 4 Apoel 1-4 
Group N
 1 Nanterre 4-1 
 2 Kormend 3-2 
 3 Tsmoki-Minsk 2-3 
 4 Bnei Hertzeliyya 1-4 
Group O
 1 Alba 4-1 
 2 Pau-Lacq-Orthez 3-2 
 3 UBT Cluj Napoca 2-3 
 4 BK Pardubice 1-4 
Group P
 1 Enisey 4-1 
 2 Lukoil Acad. 3-2 
 3 Groningen 3-2 
 4 Benfica 0-5 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 5

K

Jan. 18: Chalon - Sodertalje 74-45
Jan. 18: Gaziantep - Targu Mures 100-79

L

Jan. 18: Gravelines - Antwerp 87-74
Jan. 18: Demir IBB - Prievidza 111-77

M

Jan. 18: Telekom Bsk - Oberwart 96-69
Jan. 18: Vytautas - Apoel 68-57

N

Jan. 18: Tsmoki-Minsk - Kormend 91-84
Jan. 18: Nanterre - Bnei Hertzeliyya 107-71

O

Jan. 18: BK Pardubice - Alba 89-97
Jan. 18: Pau-Lacq-Orthez - UBT Cluj Napoca 103-83

P

Jan. 18: Lukoil Acad. - Enisey 92-97
Jan. 17: Groningen - Benfica 81-78

Second Stage: Round 6

K

Jan. 25: Gaziantep - Chalon
Jan. 25: Targu Mures - Sodertalje

L

Jan. 25: Demir IBB - Gravelines
Jan. 25: Prievidza - Antwerp

M

Jan. 25: Tsmoki-Minsk - Nanterre
Jan. 25: Vytautas - Telekom Bsk
Jan. 25: Apoel - Oberwart

N

Jan. 25: Kormend - Bnei Hertzeliyya

O

Jan. 24: Alba - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Jan. 25: BK Pardubice - UBT Cluj Napoca

P

Jan. 25: Groningen - Lukoil Acad.
Jan. 25: Benfica - Enisey


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Toni BIZACA
  Sodertalje
  (202-F-82)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Bizaca, Sodertalje21.9 
 2. Allen, Kormend20.6 
 3. Cobbs, Gravelines19.7 
 4. Jeter, Groningen19.6 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.19.4 
 6. Clark, Chalon18.9 
 7. Jefferson, Gazia.18.9 
 8. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
 9. Edwards, Alba16.7 
 10. Elegar, Enisey16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Siauliai
  (204-C/F-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.10.0 
 3. Elegar, Enisey9.9 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.2 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 6. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk8.8 
 7. Dudzinski, Steaua C.7.8 
 8. Jevtovic, Steaua C.7.8 
 9. Fall, Chalon7.7 
 10. Solomon, Gravelines7.5 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.9.3 
 2. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.8.5 
 3. Martinic, Targu M.8.3 
 4. Petty, Kormend7.3 
 5. Roberson, Chalon7.0 
 6. Jeter, Groningen6.6 
 7. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 8. Massamba, Soder.5.7 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.5.7 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  AEK
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart2.7 
 3. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 4. Petty, Kormend2.4 
 5. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.3 
 6. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 7. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 8. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.0 
 9. Sabeckis, Siauliai2.0 
 10. Threatt, Sopron KC2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Maxym KORNIYENKO
  Lukoil A.
  (205-F/C-87)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.7 
 2. Lessort, Nanterre1.7 
 3. Elegar, Enisey1.6 
 4. Fall, Chalon1.6 
 5. Mobley, Apoel1.5 
 6. Lazar, Targu Mures1.3 
 7. Fieler, Groningen1.3 
 8. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk1.2 
 9. West, Siauliai1.2 
 10. Traylor, Oberwart1.1 


Results and Stats from Day 5 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

Group K
Chalon - Sodertalje 74-45

Leader French Chalon/Saor faced 3rd placed Swedish Sodertalje Kings. Host Chalon/Saor (5-0) smashed guests from Sodertalje (1-4) 74-45. The game without a history. Chalon/Saor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 44 of its points in the paint compared to Sodertalje Kings' 24. They outrebounded Sodertalje Kings 47-31 including a 38-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American point guard John Roberson (180-88, college: Texas Tech) who scored 22 points and 4 assists (perfect behind the arc making all six shots !!!). His fellow American import swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) chipped in 11 points and 5 rebounds. British-Swedish center Nicholas Spires (210-94) produced 14 points and 6 rebounds and Kenyan forward Tylor Ongwae (199-91, college: La-Monroe) added 8 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. 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. Chalon/Saor have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place in Group K with 5-0 record. Defending Swedish champion Sodertalje Kings keep the third position with four games lost. Chalon/Saor will face league's second-placed Gaziantep on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Sodertalje Kings will play against Targu Mures and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: J.Roberson 22+4reb+4ast, C.Clark 11+5reb+2ast, Z.Marshall 10+3reb, L.Harris 9+4reb+2ast, A.Loum 6+6reb+1ast, J.Nzeulie 4+2reb+2ast
Sodertalje: N.Spires 14+6reb, T.Ongwae 8+5reb+1ast, V.Lindstrom 8+2reb+4ast, D.Johnson 6+5reb, T.Kurbas 5+2reb+1ast, L.Swanstrom 2+2reb
gschID: 522483


Gaziantep - Targu Mures 100-79

There was no surprise when 4th placed Romanian Targu Mures (0-5) were crushed on the road by second ranked Turkish Gaziantep (4-1) 100-79 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Gaziantep. Targu Mures was better in fourth quarter 22-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Gaziantep looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Targu Mures' players. The best player for the winners was American guard Marcus Denmon (191-90, college: Missouri) who scored 26 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import forward Davon Jefferson (204-86, college: USC) chipped in a double-double by scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds. Gaziantep's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Ghanian guard Alhaji Mohammed (192-81, college: Louisville, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced 23 points and guard Daniel Popescu (182-88) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gaziantep maintains second place in Group K with 4-1 record having just nine point less than leader Chalon. Targu Mures lost their fifth game in a row. They still close the standings with five games lost. Gaziantep will face league's leader Chalon/Saor at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Targu Mures will play against Sodertalje Kings and look forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Gaziantep: M.Denmon 26+1reb+4ast, D.Jefferson 17+11reb+2ast, T.Ruzic 12+3reb+2ast, J.Balazic 11+2reb+7ast, W.Cherry 9+4reb+6ast, A.Rautins 8+1reb+6ast
Targu Mures: A.Mohammed 23+4reb+1ast, D.Popescu 14+5reb+2ast, G.Gajovic 12+3reb+4ast, D.Andrei 11+1reb+1ast, D.Djapa 10+5reb+2ast, E.Kalve 9+5reb+2ast
gschID: 522481


Group L
Gravelines - Antwerp 87-74

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when third ranked French Gravelines-Dunkerque (2-3) defeated at home second-ranked Belgian Antwerp Giants (3-2) 87-74 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 40-26 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque made 22-of-28 free shots (78.6 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The game was dominated by American players. The best player for the winners was forward Richard Solomon (208-92, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) who scored 22 points and 6 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 17 points and 7 assists. Forward Ryan Anderson (206-92, college: Arizona) produced 17 points and 7 rebounds and guard Jason Clark (188-90, college: Georgetown) added 14 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Antwerp Giants' coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Gravelines-Dunkerque maintains third place in Group L with 2-3 record having just seven point less than leader Chalon. Loser Antwerp Giants keep the second position with two games lost. Gravelines-Dunkerque will face league's leader Demir IBB in Buyukcekmece in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Antwerp Giants will play on the road against Prievidza and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: R.Solomon 22+6reb, J.Cobbs 17+4reb+7ast, S.Henry 13+4reb+3ast, M.Hesson 13+1reb+2ast, J.Djimrabaye 7+7reb, R.Jomby 5+3reb+2ast
Antwerp: R.Anderson 17+7reb, D.Conger 15+3reb+1ast, J.Clark 14+3reb+5ast, M.Smith 12+5reb+3ast, D.Marchant 9+3reb+3ast, G.Ware 4+2reb+2ast
gschID: 522478


Demir IBB - Prievidza 111-77

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Turkish Demir IBB as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group L. Demir IBB smashed 4th placed Slovakian Prievidza in Buyukcekmece 111-77. The game without a history. Demir IBB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.9 percent from the field. Demir IBB had a 24-13 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. Demir IBB players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists. Prievidza was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Croatian-Bosnian center Andrija Stipanovic (209-86, agency: BeoBasket) orchestrated the victory by scoring 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). American point guard Kenneth Hayes (188-87, college: Miami, OH, agency: BeoBasket) contributed with 23 points and 8 assists for the winners. Five Demir IBB players scored in double figures. American point guard Reger Dowell (185-91, college: Texas Arlington) answered with 22 points and Serbian center Rastko Dramicanin (208-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) added 18 points in the effort for Prievidza. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they took over a top position. Prievidza lost fourth consecutive game. Defending Slovakian champion keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Prievidza will play next round against strong Antwerp Giants trying to get back on the winning streak. Demir IBB will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque at home.
Top scorers:
Demir IBB: A.Caloiaro 23+5reb+1ast, K.Hayes 23+4reb+8ast, A.Stipanovic 21+9reb+7ast, J.Johnson 18+1reb+5ast, O.Eldridge 12+3reb+4ast, B.Can Yildizli 10+5reb
Prievidza: R.Dowell 22+4reb+3ast, R.Dramicanin 18+3reb+1ast, M.Ihring 10+2reb+5ast, R.Korner 8+3reb+2ast, M.Batina 6+1reb, A.Jones 4+2reb+3ast
gschID: 522476


Group M
Telekom Bsk - Oberwart 96-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 3rd placed Austrian Redwell Gunners Oberwart's (1-4) road loss to second ranked German Telekom Baskets (4-1) 69-96 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Telekom Baskets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Redwell Gunners Oberwart's 38. Telekom Baskets had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The best player for the winners was Montenegrin power forward Filip Barovic (207-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who scored 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American swingman Ryan Thompson (198-89, college: Rider, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Telekom Baskets' coach felt very confident that he used 10 players and allowed the starting five to rest. American forward Jamari Traylor (203-92, college: Kansas) produced 10 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending German champion keeps a position of Group M leader, which they share with Vytautas. Defending Austrian champion Redwell Gunners Oberwart keeps the third place with four games lost. Telekom Baskets will face league's second-placed Vytautas in Prienai in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play on the road against Apoel in Nicosia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Telekom Bsk: F.Barovic 21+7reb+3ast, R.Thompson 15+1reb+5ast, O.Silins 13+2reb+1ast, Y.Polas Bartolo 12+5reb+1ast, J.Gamble 9+8reb+1ast, F.Koch 8+3reb+1ast
Oberwart: C.McNealy 19+1reb, A.Cumberbatch 14+5reb+2ast, R.Poljak 11+3reb+1ast, J.Traylor 10+8reb+5ast, B.Blazevic 6+4reb+1ast, S.Kaeferle 5+2reb+4ast
gschID: 522477


Vytautas - Apoel 68-57

Rather predictable result in Prienai where second ranked Lithuanian Vytautas (4-1) beat 4th placed Cypriot Apoel (1-4) 68-57 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 40-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Vytautas dominated on the defensive end, holding Apoel to just 7 points in fourth quarter. They outrebounded Apoel 41-30 including a 34-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. Vytautas looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. The best player for the winners was forward Vytenis Lipkevicius (196-89) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Arturas Valeika (207-85, college: Midland CC) chipped in 21 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) produced 14 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import guard Tre Bussey (190-91, college: Georgia South) added 18 points respectively for the guests. Vytautas keep a position of Group M leader, which they share with Telekom Bsk. Loser Apoel dropped to the third place with four games lost. Vytautas will face league's leader Telekom Baskets in Bonn in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Apoel will play at home against Redwell Gunners Oberwart and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vytautas: A.Valeika 21+7reb+2ast, V.Lipkevicius 16+13reb+3ast, V.Cizauskas 10+5reb+3ast, T.Delininkaitis 8+2reb+4ast, R.Miniotas 5+4reb, S.Kulvietis 4+4reb+6ast
Apoel: T.Bussey 18+3reb+1ast, B.Mobley 14+9reb+3ast, R.Brown 7+2reb+3ast, M.Burnatowski 7+3reb+3ast, A.Wright 5+5reb+1ast, V.Kounas 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 522480


Group N
Nanterre - Bnei Hertzeliyya 107-71

Not a big story in a game when 4th placed Israeli Bnei Hasharon (1-4) was outplayed on the road by first ranked French JSF Nanterre (4-1) 107-71 on Wednesday. The game without a history. JSF Nanterre led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 69.6 percent from the field. JSF Nanterre outrebounded Bnei Hasharon 38-24 including a 30-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 22 long-distance shots on high 62.9 percentage. JSF Nanterre looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Bnei Hasharon's players. The best player for the winners was Hugo Invernizzi (196-93) who scored 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) chipped in 17 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American forward Jeff Adrien (201-86, college: Connecticut) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import forward Adom Jacko (203-94, college: Loyola Mary) added 16 points respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. JSF Nanterre maintains first place in Group N with 4-1 record. Loser Bnei Hasharon keeps the fourth position with four games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Tsmoki-Minsk (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Bnei Hasharon will play against the league's second-placed Kormend and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: S.Butterfield 22+2reb+2ast, H.Invernizzi 18+8reb+7ast, M.Riley 17+9reb+5ast, C.Warren 16+2reb+8ast, H.Schaffartzik 8+4reb+8ast, M.Lessort 6+3reb
Bnei Hertzeliyya: J.Adrien 18+7reb, A.Jacko 16+2reb, K.Mashour 14+4reb, A.Zelkovits 11+5reb+1ast, S.Dennis 7+2reb+5ast, H.Kanacevic 3+1reb+3ast
gschID: 522484


Tsmoki-Minsk - Kormend 91-84

The biggest surprise took place in Minsk where host Belarusian Tsmoki-Minsk (2-3) beat group's leader Hungarian Kormend (3-2) 91-84 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kormend. Tsmoki-Minsk looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Kormend helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American point guard Dru Joyce (184-85, college: Akron) who had a double-double by scoring 13 points and 17 assists. Montenegrin Nemanja Milosevic (204-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 19 points and 9 rebounds. Five Tsmoki-Minsk players scored in double figures. American guard Lenzelle Smith Jr. (193-91, college: Ohio St.) produced 26 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) added 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for the guests. Defending Belarusian champion maintains third place in Group N with 2-3 record having just seven point less than leader Chalon. Kormend at the other side dropped to the second position with two games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Chalon. Kormend will play next round against strong Bnei Hasharon trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tsmoki-Minsk will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked JSF Nanterre at home.
Top scorers:
Tsmoki-Minsk: N.Milosevic 19+9reb+2ast, A.Semianiuk 16+1reb+1ast, D.Gagic 14+5reb+1ast, A.Kudrautsau 13+2reb+1ast, D.Joyce 13+1reb+17ast, J.Gray 8+4reb+3ast
Kormend: L.Smith Jr. 26+6reb+2ast, S.Gibbs 20+5reb+8ast, T.Allen 18+6reb+5ast, J.Loveridge 7+1reb, C.Ferencz 6+3reb+2ast, B.Horti 5+3reb
gschID: 522474


Group O
BK Pardubice - Alba 89-97

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Hungarian Alba (4-1) won against on the road 4th placed Czech BK Pardubice (1-4) 97-89 on Wednesday. Alba looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. BK Pardubice was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who had a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Canadian guard Justin Edwards (190-92, college: Kansas St.) chipped in 19 points and 8 rebounds. Four Alba players scored in double figures. American forward Dominez Burnett (196-92, college: Davenport) produced 22 points and 9 rebounds and the other American import forward Joseph Wall (199-89, college: Seattle Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) added 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) respectively for the hosts. Alba maintains first place in Group O with 4-1 record. Loser BK Pardubice keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Alba will face league's second-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. BK Pardubice will play against UBT Cluj Napoca and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Alba: P.Lorant 23+10reb+5ast, J.Edwards 19+8reb+2ast, L.Markovic 14+4reb+4ast, W.Shepard 12+6reb+2ast, B.Burgess 10+5reb+3ast, A.Keller 8+8reb+3ast
BK Pardubice: D.Burnett 22+9reb+3ast, J.Wall 20+7reb+4ast, K.Svrdlik 13+2reb, D.Pandula 12+1ast, L.Autrey 9+7reb+7ast, L.Kotas 6+4reb+6ast
gschID: 522482


Pau-Lacq-Orthez - UBT Cluj Napoca 103-83

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both third ranked French Pau-Lacq-Orthez and second-ranked Romanian UBT Cluj Napoca had identical 2-2 record. This time Pau-Lacq-Orthez used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Cluj Napoca 103-83 on Wednesday night. It was a key game for the second position in Group O. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. UBT Cluj Napoca was better in third quarter 24-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pau-Lacq-Orthez shot 62.3 percent from the field and made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by UBT Cluj Napoca's players. The best player for the winners was American point guard D.J. Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) who had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 assists. His fellow American import guard Anthony Goods (191-87, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports) chipped in 23 points (perfect behind the arc making all five shots). Vlad Moldoveanu (206-88, college: American) produced 24 points and American Kyndall Dykes (192-87, college: New Orleans) added 13 points and 5 assists respectively for the guests. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Pau-Lacq-Orthez (3-2) moved-up to second place in Group O. Loser UBT Cluj Napoca dropped to the third position with three games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face league's leader Alba in Szekesfehervar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UBT Cluj Napoca will play on the road against BK Pardubice and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: A.Goods 23+1reb+2ast, D.Cooper 17+1reb+12ast, V.Chikoko 13+6reb+3ast, E.Okobo 12+5reb+2ast, A.Koffi 10+3reb+2ast, A.Robinson 8+1reb+1ast
UBT Cluj Napoca: V.Moldoveanu 24+3reb+1ast, M.Pustozvonov 13+2reb, K.Dykes 13+4reb+5ast, F.Adamovic 12+1reb+3ast, O.Barro 10+6reb+1ast, A.Rasic 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 522479


Group P
Lukoil Acad. - Enisey 92-97

An interesting game was played in Sofia where Russian Enisey (#1) beat host Bulgarian Lukoil Acad. (#2) 97-92 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lukoil Acad.. It was a key game for the top position in Group P. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 30-20 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Enisey shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. U.S. Virgin Islands-Guyanese center Frank Elegar (208-86, college: Drexel) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners and guard Vasili Zavoruev (197-87, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) chipped in 15 points and 6 assists. Enisey's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Cameroonian point guard Danny Gibson (177-84, college: S.Indiana) responded with 27 points and 9 assists and Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) scored 26 points and 5 assists. Five Enisey and four Lukoil Acad. players scored in double figures. Enisey maintains first place in Group P with 4-1 record. Defending Bulgarian champion Lukoil Acad. keeps the second position with two games lost. They share it with Groningen. Enisey will meet Benfica (#4) on the road in the next round. Lukoil Acad. will play against Groningen and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Enisey: S.Braimoh 17+3reb+1ast, V.Trushkin 16+3reb, F.Elegar 15+12reb+4ast, V.Zavoruev 15+2reb+6ast, T.Taylor 11+2reb+5ast, V.Pichkurov 8+2ast
Lukoil Acad.: D.Gibson 27+3reb+9ast, F.Videnov 26+3reb+5ast, M.Korniyenko 16+11reb+1ast, S.Zack 12+8reb+3ast, H.Zahariev 5+3reb+2ast, A.Velikov 4
gschID: 522475


Groningen - Benfica 81-78

A very interesting game took place in Groningen. It ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 4th placed Portuguese Benfica (0-5) to third ranked Dutch Groningen (3-2) 81-78 on Tuesday evening. Groningen shot 24 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Benfica only scored six points from the stripe. They outrebounded Benfica 39-28 including 32 on the defensive glass. 26 personal fouls committed by Benfica helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American point guard Lance Jeter (191-88, college: Nebraska) nailed 29 points and 6 assists for the winning side and his fellow American import forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) accounted for 17 points and 11 rebounds. Four Groningen players scored in double figures. Angolan-Portuguese guard Carlos Morais (200-85, agency: Duran International) came up with 21 points and American Derek Raivio (190-84, college: Gonzaga) added 21 points and 4 assists respectively for Benfica in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Defending Dutch champion moved-up to second place in Group P, which they share with Lukoil Acad. Benfica at the other side still closes the standings with five games lost. Groningen's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Lukoil Acad. in Sofia and it will be for sure the game of the week. Benfica will play at home against the league's leader Enisey and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Groningen: L.Jeter 29+4reb+6ast, C.Fieler 17+11reb+1ast, D.Pasalic 15+8reb+2ast, J.Dourisseau 11+8reb+4ast, S.Cunningham 5+2reb+3ast, A.Slagter 2+2reb+1ast
Benfica: C.Morais 21+4reb+2ast, D.Raivio 21+1reb+4ast, R.Barber 16+2reb+1ast, M.Fernandes 9+4reb+6ast, C.Andrade 4+5reb, N.Dos Santos 3+4reb
gschID: 522473





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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 17-4 
 2. Salon Vilpas 17-5 
 3. Kataja Basket 12-6 
 4. Kauhajoki 12-10 
 5. Lapua 11-10 
 6. Kouvot 8-11 
 7. BC Nokia 8-14 
 8. Pyrinto 8-14 
 9. KTP Basket 7-14 
 10. Korihait 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 18: Salon Vilpas - Korihait 92-74
Jan. 20: Helsinki Seagulls - Kouvot
Jan. 20: Lapua - Salon Vilpas
Jan. 20: KTP Basket - Korihait
Jan. 21: BC Nokia - Kauhajoki
Jan. 22: Kataja Basket - Pyrinto


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22
 1. Jones, Lapua22.0 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.8 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot20.7 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.18.0 
 5. Wesley, Kataja B.17.5 
 6. Morris, Lapua17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto17.4 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.8 
 9. Hollins, Kauhajoki16.6 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Van, Korihait11.1 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.1 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket9.0 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.4 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.2 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.1 
 9. Cuffee, Kouvot8.1 
 10. Bullock, Pyrinto8.1 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.6 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.1 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.7 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Minard, Pyrinto4.5 
 8. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.4 
 9. Jalonen, Korihait4.1 
 10. Skamo, BC Nokia3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.1.9 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Barrett, BC Nokia1.8 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.8 
 8. Holloway, Korihait1.7 
 9. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Gay, KTP Basket1.9 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Van, Korihait1.1 
 6. Walker, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.9 
 8. McAlister, Korihait0.8 
 9. Kinnard, Lapua0.8 
 10. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 12-4 
 2. Espoo United 11-4 
 3. Oulun NMKY 9-6 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 8-6 
 5. ToPo 8-7 
 6. Jarvenpaa 7-8 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 7-9 
 8. FoKoPo 6-10 
 9. Pyrinto II 4-11 
 10. HBA-Marsky 4-11 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 11-3 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 11-4 
 3. Ura Basket 11-4 
 4. Korikouvot 11-4 
 5. Espoo Basket 11-5 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 10-6 
 7. HyPo 7-6 
 8. Karkkila 6-9 
 9. HNMKY U23 6-10 
 10. JyWe 4-11 
 11. PeU-Basket 4-11 
 12. Munkkiniemen 3-11 
 13. Namika Lr 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Division A

Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky
Jan. 19: ToPo - Pyrinto II
Jan. 20: Lahti - Jyvaskyla BA
Jan. 20: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa
Jan. 21: Oulun NMKY - Espoo United
Jan. 22: Oulun NMKY - ToPo
Jan. 22: Lahti - FoKoPo
Jan. 23: Jyvaskyla BA - Pyrinto II

Division B

Jan. 18: Korikouvot - Namika Lr 95-68
Jan. 19: PeU-Basket - Ura Basket
Jan. 22: HyPo - Espoo Basket
Jan. 22: Raholan Pyrkiva - JyWe
Jan. 22: TuNMKY - Korikouvot
Jan. 22: Karkkila - Ura Basket
Jan. 22: Munkkiniemen - HNMKY U23
Jan. 22: Namika Lr - PeU-Basket


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 37
 1. Upchurch, HyPo37.0 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Maxhuni, HBA-M.25.0 
 4. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.7 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.4 
 6. Vinson, Pyrinto II24.3 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 9. Clark, Porvoon .22.8 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket14.5 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket11.9 
 6. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 7. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
 9. Kantonen, Korik.10.5 
 10. Flemings, FoKoPo10.5 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.7 
 2. Kantonen, Korik.6.1 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .6.1 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.8 
 5. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.7 
 6. Ivey, Espoo United4.7 
 7. Innamaa, TuNM.4.5 
 8. Ikavalko, Lahti4.3 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
 10. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.8 
 2. Moore, ToPo2.6 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.5 
 5. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.4 
 6. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 7. Kuusisto, ToPo2.4 
 8. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 9. Engelvuori, Namika Lr2.3 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Ekimov, JyWe1.6 
 3. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 4. Bratton, Namika Lr1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 6. Harris, Ura Basket1.3 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 9. Harvey, Oulun N.1.2 
 10. Fields, Lahti1.2 


Petteri Koponen selected the top Finn playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Petteri Koponen
Petteri Koponen
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help FC Barcelona (7-10) in their last game. Despite Koponen's very good performance the 12th-placed FC Barcelona (7-10) was edged 69-67 at home by the much higher-ranked (#3) Olympiacos in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 16 points in 22 minutes on the court. This year Koponen averages: 9.2ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 31.8%, 3FGP: 49.0%(25-51) and FT: 89.7% in 14 games he played so far. Ex-Honka Espoo Playboys player is currently a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Emir Sulejmanovic
Emir Sulejmanovic
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Emir Sulejmanovic (204-95, currently plays in ABA League). He was not able to help Cibona (11-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Sulejmanovic's very good performance Cibona was defeated 76-70 on the road by the lower-ranked Karpos Sokoli (#11). He was the top scorer with 15 points. Sulejmanovic also added 5 rebounds. It's Sulejmanovic's first season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 6.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 2FGP: 58.5%(38-65), 3FGP: 25.9% and FT: 44.4%. Sulejmanovic has a dual citizenship: Bosnia and Herzegovina and Finnish. He played for the Finnish national team in 2013.

Lauri Markkanen
Lauri Markkanen
   #3. The Finnish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Lauri Markkanen (213-97, currently plays college basketball in the States). Markkanen led Arizona to an easy victory against the Arizona State University (1-1) 91-75 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He recorded 30 points (!!!) and grabbed 8 rebounds in 30 minutes. The University of Arizona has 4-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all four games in the conference. Markkanen has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 54.6%, 3FGP: 48.1%(39-81) and FT: 83.1% in 17 games. Markkanen is also a member of the Finnish senior national team.

Sasu Salin
Sasu Salin
   #4. Guard Sasu Salin (191-91, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to secure a victory for Gran Canaria (1-2) in their game against Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-2) in the Eurocup. He scored 8 points. Gran Canaria was defeated 85-75 in Madrid by the lower-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (#4). There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Salin's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg and 1.5rpg. He is also Finnish national team player.

Jamar Wilson
Jamar Wilson
   #5. An experienced international point guard Jamar Wilson (185-84, college: Albany, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Movil Estudiantes (9-5) in their last game. Despite Wilson's good performance Movil Estudiantes lost 85-93 in Valencia to the much lower-ranked (#13) Basket. He scored 14 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in a mere 18 minutes. This year Wilson's overall stats are: 9.0ppg and 1.3apg in 15 games. He is a naturalized American. Wilson plays currently for the Finnish national team. He used to play for Honka Espoo Playboys in Finnish league.

Shawn Huff
Shawn Huff
   #6. Small forward Shawn Huff (198-84, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Bakken (1-12) crushing them 102-68 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. Huff scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Fraport Skyliners Frankfurt (6-7) is placed fifth in group A. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Huff's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 6.5rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

Erik Murphy
Erik Murphy
   #7. International power forward Erik Murphy (208-90, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Florida, currently plays in France) couldn't help Strasbourg IG (8-8) in their game against Paris-Levallois (9-7) in the French ProA. Murphy recorded 6 points in 21 minutes. Strasbourg IG lost 65-75 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#7) Paris-Levallois. This year Murphy's total stats are: 8.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.6apg in 16 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Murphy played previously for the USA U18 national team, he is currently in the Finnish national team roster. Strangely Murphy has never played in Finland.

Antti Kanervo
Antti Kanervo
   #8. Shooting guard Antti Kanervo (192-89, agency: Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) couldn't help Chorale de Roanne (6-8) in their game against JA Vichy (7-7) in the French ProB (second division). He scored 9 points. But Chorale de Roanne was edged 96-94 in Vichy by the higher-ranked JA Vichy (#8). Kanervo has averaged so far 9.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 1.2apg. He plays currently for the Finnish national team.

Alex Murphy
Alex Murphy
   #9. International forward Alex Murphy (206-93, currently studies in the States) led Northeastern to an easy victory against the Drexel University (1-0) 92-75 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Murphy recorded 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 33 minutes. The Northeastern University has a very solid 5-1 conference record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Murphy has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.9apg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Murphy is also in the roster of the Finnish national team. Apparently he has never played in Finland.

Alexander Madsen
Alexander Madsen
   #10. Power forward Alexander Madsen (207-95, currently plays in Czech Republic) contributed to a 2-point USK Praha's victory against the closely-ranked BK Kolin (11-8) 71-69 in the Czech Republic NBL last Saturday. He recorded 6 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists in 40 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. USK Praha (16-0) is placed first in the NBL. So far his team won all sixteen games in the Regular Season. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. This year Madsen has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.3bpg in 19 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Finnish National Team roster.

   #11. Former international swingman Samuel Haanpaa (203-86, also represented by Blacktop Management, currently plays in Argentina) couldn't help Obras Basket in their game against Penarol in the Argentinian LigaA. Haanpaa cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 93-86. Haanpaa has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.6rpg. He used to play for the Finnish national team three years ago.

   #12. Former University international forward Julius Rajala (206-94, currently plays in NCAA2) led University of Southern Indiana to an easy victory against the Truman State University crushing them 111-89 in the NCAA2 in Thursday night's game. Rajala scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. Rajala has reliable stats this year: 10.8ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.1apg in 13 games. He used to play for the Finnish university national team back in 2015.

   #13. International forward Matti Nuutinen (202-90, another player represented by Blacktop Management, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Antti Kanervo and both played together in the last French ProB game. Nuutinen couldn't help Chorale de Roanne in their game against JA Vichy. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Nuutinen scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was edged 96-94. Nuutinen has averaged so far 6.8ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Finnish national team player.

   #14. Former international point guard Harold Fiifi Aidoo (187-96, is currently at the American university) managed to help Grand Canyon State University in a victory against the San Diego Christian College crushing them 90-58 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Aidoo scored only 4 points and added 3 passes in 12 minutes. Aidoo has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 2.1rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Finnish national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former U20 international swingman Vesa Heinonen (194-91, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Wusterhausen crushing them 104-69 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday. Heinonen recorded 5 points and had 4 steals in 23 minutes. Heinonen has averaged so far 3.8ppg and 1.7rpg in 10 games. He used to play for the Finnish U20 national team six years ago.

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

   #1. Remu Raitenan (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the one of league's weakest teams USF (2-4) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Raitenan's very good performance the USF was defeated 85-75 at home by the Brigham Young University. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Raitenan has averaged so far 4.9ppg and 3.7rpg.

   #2. Roberto Mantovani (203-F-94, currently studies in the States) was not able to help the Robert Morris in their game against the St.Francis University (PA) (2-1) in the NCAA. Mantovani cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points. The Robert Morris was badly defeated 77-57 on the road by the St.Francis University (PA). Mantovani has averaged so far 1.8ppg and 2.7rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Finnish and Cypriot.

   #3. Anton Kankaanpaa (196-G-92, currently plays in NCAA2) managed to help Southern Nazarene University to win against the Oklahoma Baptist University (1-8) crushing them 88-57 in the NCAA2 on Monday night. Kankaanpaa scored only 3 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The Southern Nazarene University has a solid 5-3 record this season. Kankaanpaa has been at the team for four years. He has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.1rpg.



Antwan Scott (ex Dukes UDB) agreed terms with KTP Basket - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played recently at Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg this season.
Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Scott received also NABC All-District 17 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Scott graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nando De Colo's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among French playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Nando De Colo
Nando De Colo
   #1. This week's number one is an international shooting guard Nando De Colo (196-87, currently plays in VTB United League). He led his Russian team CSKA to a victory over the closely-ranked Unics Kazan (10-3) 105-91 in the VTB United League in Monday night's game. De Colo was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and making 11 passes. De Colo also added and 4 steals in 30 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. CSKA Moscow (12-1) is placed first in the VTB United League. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. De Colo has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.0ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.2apg, 2.5spg, 2FGP: 71.1%(27-38), 3FGP: 42.9% and FT: 86.7% in six games he played so far. De Colo is currently a member of the French senior national team.

Guerschon Yabusele
Guerschon Yabusele
   #2. Second place goes to former U20 international power forward Guerschon Yabusele (201-95, currently plays in China). He was the main contributor in a Shanghai Sharks' victory against the fifth-ranked Liaoning Hunters (21-7) 100-96 in the Chinese CBA last Friday. Yabusele was the best player in that game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points and getting 15 rebounds. Yabusele also added 5 assists and 2 blocks. Shanghai Dongfang Sharks (24-4) are placed first in the CBA. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Yabusele has very high stats. He averages: 20.5ppg, 9.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 60.2%(147-244), 3FGP: 38.9% and FT: 68.1%. Yabusele played for the French U20 national team in 2015.

Rodrigue Beaubois
Rodrigue Beaubois
   #3. The French player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked RETAbet BB (6-9) crushing them 84-63 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Beaubois was the top player that evening. He scored 21 points and added 3 assists in 27 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (11-5) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Beaubois has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 65.4%(34-52), 3FGP: 32.7% and FT: 83.3% in 10 games. He is also a member of the French senior national team.

Adrien Moerman
Adrien Moerman
   #4. Power forward Adrien Moerman (202-88, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to Darussafaka's victory against the fourth-ranked Baskonia (11-6) 98-89 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Moerman scored 15 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (9-8) is placed seventh in group A. Moerman's overall stats this season are: 9.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.3apg. He is also French national team player.

Thomas Heurtel
Thomas Heurtel
   #5. International guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) could not help Anadolu Efes (8-9) in their last game. Despite Heurtel's very good performance the ninth-placed Anadolu Efes (8-9) lost 81-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Heurtel also added 5 rebounds in 28 minutes. This year Heurtel has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 1.9rpg, 5.5apg and 1.1spg in 17 games. He plays currently for the French national team.

Rudy Gobert
Rudy Gobert
   #6. Center Rudy Gobert (216-92, currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in an Utah Jazz's victory against the Orlando Magic (17-26) 114-107 in the NBA on Saturday night. Gobert recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting the same number of rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. The Utah Jazz has a solid 27-16 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This season Gobert has very high stats. He averages: 12.4ppg, 12.5rpg and 2.6bpg. Gobert is an international player who is currently on the senior French National Team roster.

Antoine Diot
Antoine Diot
   #7. International point guard Antoine Diot (193-89, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to a Valencia Basket's victory against the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (2-1) 78-70 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He scored 9 points and added 7 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Diot's overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.7apg and 1.3spg. He is also French national team player.

Leo Westermann
Leo Westermann
   #8. Guard Leo Westermann (197-92, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Lithuania) helped Zalgiris win their game against the seventh-ranked P.Zvaigzdes (8-11) 63-56 in the Lithuanian LKL on Monday night. Westermann was the top player that evening. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 26 minutes. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (18-1) is placed first in the LKL. It was his team's 18th consecutive victory in a row. This year Westermann's overall stats are: 9.2ppg, 2.8rpg and 3.7apg in 17 games. He used to play for the French national team back in 2015.

Nicolas Batum
Nicolas Batum
   #9. International small forward Nicolas Batum (203-88, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Charlotte Hornets (21-20) in their last game on Friday. Despite Batum's very good performance the Charlotte Hornets (21-20) were defeated 102-93 in Philadelphia by the 76ers. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Batum also added 5 rebounds. This season Batum has very high stats. He averages: 15.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 5.8apg and 1.2spg. Batum is also in the roster of the French national team.

Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah
   #10. Power forward Joakim Noah (211-85, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) helped New York Knicks win their game against the Chicago Bulls (21-22) 104-89 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. Noah had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 15 rebounds in 27 minutes. The New York Knicks have 18-24 record this season. It's Noah's first year with the team. This year his total stats are: 5.6ppg, 9.0rpg and 2.3apg in 38 games. Noah is a naturalized American. He is a former international player as six years ago he still played for the French senior national team. Strangely Noah has never played in France.

   #11. An experienced international point guard Tony Parker (188-82, currently plays in NBA) was not able to secure a victory for the San Antonio Spurs (32-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his good performance the San Antonio Spurs were edged 109-107 in Milwaukee by the Bucks. Parker was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 7 passes. This season Parker has very high stats. He averages: 11.5ppg, 2.0rpg and 4.8apg. Parker plays currently for the French national team.

   #12. Former international shooting guard Edwin Jackson (190-89, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Movil Estudiantes in their game against Valencia Basket in the Spanish Liga Endesa, despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Jackson also added 4 assists in 28 minutes. But his team lost 85-93. He has very impressive stats this year: 21.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg in 16 games. Jackson used to play for the French national team back in 2015.

   #13. International power forward Joffrey Lauvergne (210-91, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Oklahoma City Thunder in their game against the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA. Despite his very good performance in Monday night's game He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Lauvergne also added 9 rebounds. He has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 3.5rpg. Lauvergne is also French national team player.

   #14. International shooting guard Fabien Causeur (195-87, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Brose Baskets in their game against Unics Kazan in the Euroleague. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. His team lost 58-63. Causeur has reliable stats this year: 10.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg in 16 games. He plays currently for the French national team.

   #15. International power forward Boris Diaw (203-82, currently plays in NBA) is a teammate of previously mentioned Rudy Gobert. But that was another game of his team in NBA which we would like to mention. Diaw helped Utah Jazz win their game against the Phoenix Suns 106-101. He recorded 12 points and added 6 passes in 22 minutes. Diaw has averaged so far 4.9ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.2apg in 34 games. He is also in the roster of the French national team.

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

   #1. Jordan Semple (201-F-92, college: Chico St., currently plays in Bulgaria) led Academik Plovdiv to a victory over the league outsider Levski (2-11) crushing them 91-58 in the Bulgarian NBL in Friday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Semple had a double-double by scoring 25 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks in 26 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Semple's second season in pro basketball. Akademik Bulteks 99 Plovdiv (8-4) is placed third in the NBL. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Semple's first year with the team. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Semple averages: 22.8ppg, 11.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.6bpg and 2.0spg in 12 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Semple has never played in France.

   #2. Elishay Kadir (202-PF-87, currently plays in Israel) could not help Maccabi Rishon (7-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Maccabi Rishon was edged 71-69 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Bnei Hasharon. Kadir had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 14 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 29 minutes. It's Kadir's first season with the team. This year Kadir's total stats are: 8.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 2.1apg in 13 games. He has a dual citizenship: French and Israeli.

   #3. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Baskonia in their game against Darussafaka (9-8) in the Euroleague. Despite his good performance on Thursday night Tillie scored 10 points. Tillie's total stats this season are: 4.5ppg and 3.7rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #4. Mattia Udom (200-F-93, currently plays in Italy) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Viola RC (6-11) crushing them 96-61 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) on Sunday night. Udom scored 10 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Angelico Biella (12-5) is placed second in West group. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Udom averaged so far 10.8ppg and 4.9rpg. He has both French and Italian nationalities.

   #5. Experienced Herve Lamizana (208-F/C-81, agency: Basket Management Solutions, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Taiwan) was the main contributor in a 3-point Yulon Luxgen's victory against the closely-ranked Taiwan Beer (13-9) 76-73 in the Taiwanese SBL last Saturday. Lamizana was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. Lamizana also added 5 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Yulon Luxgen (14-8) is placed third in the SBL. This season Lamizana has very high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.8bpg and 1.6spg. Lamizana also holds two passports: Ivorian and French.

   #6. Roy Samaha (205-C-84, currently plays in Lebanon) managed to help Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut in a victory against the eighth-ranked Sagesse crushing them 109-79 in a derby game in the Lebanese Pepsi LBL on Sunday night. He scored only 2 points in 10 minutes. It was his first game for Al Riyadi this season. Samaha has French and Lebanese nationalities.

   #7. Thomas Tshikaya (201-F-92, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Angelo State University in their game against the West Texas A&M University in the NCAA2. Despite his very good performance in Thursday night's game He scored 19 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Tshikaya averaged so far 12.3ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.4bpg.

   #8. Alexis Dargenton (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Utah St. in their game against the University of Wyoming in the NCAA. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 95-87. Dargenton has averaged so far 4.9ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.1apg.

   #9. Marc Gosselin (201-F, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the W.Carolina in their game against the Virginia Military Institute in the NCAA. Despite his good performance last Thursday He recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Gosselin has averaged so far 8.1ppg and 5.9rpg.

   #10. Alfredo Ott (190-G-83, college: Dillard, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Melilla Baloncesto's victory against the closely-ranked Araberri 80-72 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He scored 8 points in 19 minutes. Ott has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 2.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.9spg in 20 games. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Ott has never played in France.



Roanne inks Sambou Traore - by Eurobasket News

Chorale de Roanne Basket (ProB) agreed terms with experienced 38-year old Mali ex-international power forward Sambou Traore (198-98kg-79) from Hermine Nantes Atlantique. In 31 ProB games he had 5.1ppg, 3.8rpg and 1.3apg last season.
The most of previous (2014-15) season Traore spent at Provence Basket where in 18 ProB games he recorded 8.1ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He also played that season for ALM Evreux. In 13 ProB games he averaged 6.3ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.3apg.
Traore won French ProB championship title in 2012.
He also represented Mali at the African Championships in Libya eight years ago. His stats at that event were 9 games: 5.6ppg, 3.9rpg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 57.1%.
Traore has spent his entire career in France playing for eight other teams: Olympique Antibes, JDA Dijon, Mulhouse Basket, Chalons-Reims, GET Vosges, SPO Rouen, Stade Clermont and Boulazac Basket.
Traore is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Roanne.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @ISBEurope)

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MZT Skopje waived Souleyman Diabate - by Mario Divanisov

Defending champions KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom decide to waive Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-PG-87) after not fulfilling team expectations in three months since joining the club.
The 29-year old Ivorian-French point guard played 15 games for the Macedonian champions this season. In 10 games played in ABA Liga he managed 7.1ppg and 4.6apg, while in the Eurocup his averages where 5.0ppg and 3.6apg in 5 games.
As a reminder the African joined KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in November on a monthly contract which was extended to the end of the season, however poor performances in the last few games has pushed the Macedonian side to seek for another playmaker for the last, key remaining games in ABA Liga where Ante Nazor (agency: XL Basketball Agency )'s crew will fight for survival.

The saga in the Macedonian side continues as Diabate is the fifth waived player this season and the list continues with two changes in the head coach position.




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Giorgi Shermadini's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Georgians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Giorgi Shermadini
Giorgi Shermadini
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Giorgi Shermadini (217-89, currently plays in Spain). He led Andorra to a victory over the closely-ranked Sevilla (7-9) crushing them 95-69 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Shermadini was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds in 26 minutes on the court. MoraBanc Andorra (9-7) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. Shermadini has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 8.1rpg, 2FGP: 64.5%(78-121) and FT: 76.6% in 16 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Georgian senior national team.

Marquez Haynes
Marquez Haynes
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Marquez Haynes (191-86, college: Texas Arlington, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Haynes was the major contributor in an Umana Venezia's victory against the sixth-ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-7) 78-68 in the Basketball Champions League last Tuesday. He scored 14 points and added 8 passes. Umana Reyer Venezia (8-5) is placed third in group B. Haynes' team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Haynes' first season with the team. This year he averages: 7.6ppg, 1.3rpg, 4.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 38.6%, 3FGP: 21.8% and FT: 93.3%. Haynes is a naturalized American. He played for the Georgian national team in 2011. Strangely Haynes has never played in Georgia.

Jacob Pullen
Jacob Pullen
   #3. The Georgian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international point guard Jacob Pullen (184-89, college: Kansas St., currently plays in EuroCup). He could not help one of league's weakest teams Khimky (2-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Pullen's very good performance Khimky was badly defeated 90-74 on the road by the leading Bayern Muenchen. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Pullen also added 3 passes. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This season Pullen has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 2.6apg, 2FGP: 45.7%, 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 73.1%. He is a naturalized American. Pullen played for the Georgian national team two years ago. Apparently he has never played in Georgia.

Tornike Shengelia
Tornike Shengelia
   #4. Forward Tornike Shengelia (206-91, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Baskonia (11-6) in their last game. Despite Shengelia's good performance the fourth-placed Baskonia (11-6) lost 89-98 in Istanbul to the lower-ranked (#7) Darussafaka in the group A of Euroleague. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Shengelia also added 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. Shengelia has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg and 3.8rpg in 15 games. He is also Georgian national team player.

Corey Fisher
Corey Fisher
   #5. Former international point guard Corey Fisher (186-88, college: Villanova, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to secure a victory for Lietuvos rytas (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Fisher's very good performance Lietuvos rytas was defeated 88-79 in Saint Petersburg by the leading Zenit. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Fisher also added 5 passes (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line). There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be important. Fisher's stats this season are: 11.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 3.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Despite Fisher played previously for the USA university national team, he is currently in the Georgian national team roster. Interesting that Fisher has never played in Georgia.

Michael Dixon
Michael Dixon
   #6. Guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an AEK Athens' victory against the fourth-ranked EnBW Ludwigsburg (8-5) 82-72 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He scored 8 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in 19 minutes. AEK Athens (8-5) is placed second in group E. Dixon's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. Dixon has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.8apg and 1.8spg in 12 games. Dixon is a naturalized American. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster. However Dixon has never played in Georgia.

Taurean Green
Taurean Green
   #7. Former international point guard Taurean Green (183-85, college: Florida, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) contributed to a Bnei Hasharon's victory against the closely-ranked Tsmoki-Minsk (2-3) 88-77 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. He recorded 16 points and added 7 passes. Bnei Hertzeliyya (1-4) is placed fourth in group N. Green's team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. Green averaged so far 11.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 5.0apg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the Georgian national team seven years ago.

Giorgi Sharabidze
Giorgi Sharabidze
   #8. Center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates, currently plays in Balkan League) helped his FYR Macedonian team Feni Industries win their game against the closely-ranked Sutjeska (5-4) crushing them 80-55 in the Balkan League in Wednesday night's game. Sharabidze recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. KK Feni Industries (6-3) is placed eighth in the Balkan League. His team will play only one more game in the Balkan League Regular Season. Sharabidze averaged so far 12.8ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

Richard Hickman
Richard Hickman
   #9. Former international guard Richard Hickman (189-85, college: NC-Greensboro, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Armani Milano (4-13) in their game against CSKA (13-4) in the Euroleague. Hickman scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 23 minutes. The bottom-ranked Armani Milano (#16) was crushed 101-64 in Moscow by the leading CSKA in the group A of Euroleague. It was Armani Milano's tenth consecutive loss in a row. Hickman's stats this year are: 10.5ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.4apg in 17 games. He is a naturalized American. Hickman used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago.

Zaza Pachulia
Zaza Pachulia
   #10. An experienced center Zaza Pachulia (211-84, currently plays in NBA) helped Golden State Warriors win their game against the Miami Heat (12-30) 107-95 in the NBA on Tuesday night. Pachulia recorded 8 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. The Golden State Warriors have a very solid 35-6 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Pachulia's overall stats this season are: 5.5ppg, 5.9rpg and 2.1apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Georgian National Team roster.

   #11. International power forward Beka Burjanadze (201-94, currently plays in Spain) is a teammate of previously mentioned Giorgi Shermadini and both played together in the last Spanish Liga Endesa game. Burjanadze helped Andorra win their game against the closely-ranked Sevilla crushing them 95-69. He scored 6 points in only 8 minutes. Burjanadze averaged so far 10.8ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games. He plays currently for the Georgian national team.

   #12. International guard Duda Sanadze (196-92, college: San Diego, currently plays in Slovenia) couldn't help KK Primorska in their game against Rogaska in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Sanadze scored 6 points. His team was edged 89-87. This season Sanadze has very high stats. He averages: 17.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. Sanadze is also in the roster of the Georgian national team.

   #13. Former international power forward Akaki Dvalishvili (207-91, currently plays in Russia) helped Novosybirsk win their game against the closely-ranked Samara-SGEU 80-73 in the Russian Superleague 1 (second division) on Monday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in only 13 minutes. This year Dvalishvili's overall stats are: 8.2ppg and 3.9rpg in 15 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Shota Gelazonia (205-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Cambados (10-7) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Gelazonia's good performance Cambados was defeated 90-77 in Morón de la Frontera by the higher-ranked Moron (#5). He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Gelazonia also added 3 assists. Gelazonia's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Georgian U20 national team back in 2013.

   #15. Former international forward Giga Janelidze (199-95, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) managed to help Aurora Basket Jesi in a victory against the 16th-ranked Recanati 86-81 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday. Janelidze scored 5 points in 12 minutes. This year Janelidze's total stats are: 3.2ppg and 3.5rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Georgian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Will Thomas (203-PF-86, agency: Two Points, currently plays in EuroCup) led his Spanish team Valencia Basket to a victory over the closely-ranked Unicaja Malaga (2-1) 78-70 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He was the best player in that game. Thomas scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Valencia Basket (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Thomas' overall stats are: 7.1ppg and 5.3rpg in 11 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for Army Sport Klub Tbilisi in Georgian league.

   #2. Experienced Quinton Hosley (201-F-84, college: Fresno St., currently plays in Iran) could not help Arak (8-5) in their last game. Despite Hosley's very good performance Arak lost 79-85 on the road to the lower-ranked (#6) Chemidor. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Hosley also added 8 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 4 balls in 32 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. Hosley has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 3.3apg and 2.8spg in 12 games. Hosley is a naturalized American.



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Dennis Schroeder selected the top German playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Dennis Schroeder
Dennis Schroeder
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Dennis Schroeder (181-93, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA). He led Atlanta Hawks to a 1-point victory over the New York Knicks (18-24) 108-107 in the NBA in Monday night's game. Schroeder was MVP of the game. He recorded 28 points (!!!) and added 3 passes in 34 minutes on the court. The Atlanta Hawks have 24-17 record this season. It's Schroeder's fourth year with the team. Schroeder has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 6.2apg, 2FGP: 50.2%, 3FGP: 35.9% and FT: 81.1% in 41 games he played so far. Schroeder played for the German senior national team two years ago.

Tibor Pleiss
Tibor Pleiss
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Tibor Pleiss (217-89, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in Galatasaray's victory against the closely-ranked Zalgiris (6-11) 87-79 in the Euroleague last Friday. Pleiss scored 17 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (5-12) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in group A. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Pleiss' overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 53.5%, 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 78.1%. He is in the roster of the German senior national team.

Heiko Schaffartzik
Heiko Schaffartzik
   #3. The German player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Heiko Schaffartzik (183-84, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). Schaffartzik could not help JSF Nanterre (4-1) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed JSF Nanterre (4-1) was badly defeated 91-74 on the road by the second-ranked Kormend in the group N of FIBA Europe Cup. Schaffartzik was the top scorer with 22 points. He also added 4 passes. Schaffartzik's team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. And that game will be critical. It's Schaffartzik's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2FGP: 28.6%, 3FGP: 46.6%(34-73) and FT: 85.0%. Schaffartzik played for the German national team two years ago.

Johannes Voigtmann
Johannes Voigtmann
   #4. Center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92, currently plays in Spain) led Baskonia to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked RETAbet BB (6-9) crushing them 84-63 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 22 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (11-5) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Voigtmann's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.9apg in 16 games. He is also German national team player.

Kostja Mushidi
Kostja Mushidi
   #5. U20 international swingman Kostja Mushidi (195-98, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) led his Serbian team Mega Leks to a victory against the third-ranked Strasbourg IG (8-5) 86-82 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. Mushidi scored 15 points, made 3 passes and 3 steals. BC Mega Leks (4-9) is placed seventh in group D. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Mushidi's total stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.5apg. He plays currently for the German U20 national team.

Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
   #6. Forward Dirk Nowitzki (213-78, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Dallas Mavericks' victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves (14-28) 98-87 in the NBA in Sunday night's game. Nowitzki scored 17 points, had 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 28 minutes. The Dallas Mavericks have not so impressive 14-27 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Nowitzki is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his 19th year in Mavericks' roster. He has very impressive stats this season: 13.3ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.6apg in 16 games. Nowitzki is a former international player as he played for the German senior team two years ago.

Robin Benzing
Robin Benzing
   #7. International forward Robin Benzing (208-89, currently plays in Spain) helped CAI Zaragoza win their n overtime game against the league outsider La ICL Manresa (2-14) 87-77 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. CAI Zaragoza (6-10) is placed 12th in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This season Benzing has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.5apg and 1.3spg. He is also German national team player.

Moritz Wagner
Moritz Wagner
   #8. Forward Moritz Wagner (208-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Michigan win their game against the University of Nebraska (0-2) 91-85 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Wagner scored 23 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 31 minutes. The University of Michigan has 2-3 conference record this season. Wagner has reliable stats this year: 12.1ppg and 3.7rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the German U18 national team back in 2014.

Paul Zipser
Paul Zipser
   #9. International swingman Paul Zipser (203-94, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Chicago Bulls in their game against the New York Knicks (18-24) in the NBA. Zipser scored 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Chicago Bulls (21-22) were defeated 104-89 in New York by the Knicks. Zipser's total stats this season are: 1.5ppg and 1.7rpg. He is also in the roster of the German national team.

Cameron Neubauer
Cameron Neubauer
   #10. Forward Cameron Neubauer (202-94, currently studies in the States) helped San Diego win their game against the Brigham Young University (1-1) 88-75 in the NCAA last Saturday. Neubauer scored 22 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 34 minutes. The University of San Diego has not so impressive 2-4 conference record this season. Neubauer's stats this year are: 10.7ppg, 5.4rpg and 2.4apg in 18 games. He is a former U20 international player as three years ago he still played for the German national team.

   #11. Former U22 international power forward Tilo Klette (206-77, currently plays in Austria) was not able to secure a victory for Gmunden Swans (12-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Klette's good performance Gmunden Swans was defeated 72-60 in Traiskirchen by the lower-ranked Arkadia Lions (#7). He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Klette also added 6 rebounds. Klette averaged so far 12.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.2apg. He used to play for the German U22 national team eighteen years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Michael Kessens (206-91, agency: Court Side, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the FIU (0-5) in their last game. Despite Kessens' very good performance the FIU was edged 57-55 at home by the The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio. He scored 17 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 28 minutes. Kessens averaged so far 14.2ppg and 9.7rpg in 18 games. He used to play for the German U20 national team back in 2011.

   #13. International center Maik Zirbes (208-90, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Maccabi T-A in their game against Real Madrid in the Euroleague. He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Zirbes scored only 2 points in 7 minutes on the court. His team lost 75-80. This year Zirbes' total stats are: 8.1ppg and 3.0rpg in 15 games. He is also German national team player.

   #14. Former U18 international forward Max Hoetzel (206-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped San Diego St. win their game against the San Jose State University 76-61 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Hoetzel scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Hoetzel has averaged so far 9.3ppg and 4.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Hoetzel used to play for the German U18 national team back in 2013. Strangely he has never played in Germany.

   #15. Former U18 international forward Lars Schlueter (203-95, currently plays in Canada) helped University of Calgary win their game against the Cascades 92-87 in the Canadian university league CIS on Friday night. He scored 13 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes. Schlueter has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 2.4rpg in 12 games. He used to play for the German U18 national team four years ago.

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

   #1. Bar Timor (190-G-92, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Jerusalem to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Galil Gilboa (5-9) crushing them 100-75 in the Israeli Winner League on Sunday night. Timor was the best player in that game. He scored 19 points and added 7 passes in 31 minutes. Hapoel Jerusalem (8-6) is placed fourth in the Winner League. Timor has relatively good stats this year: 11.1ppg, 2.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.1spg in 14 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: German and Israeli.

   #2. Experienced Kiril Wachsmann (203-C-84, college: Iona, currently plays in Uruguay). Wachsmann could not help Defensor (2-3) to beat U Universitario (5-1). He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Wachsmann recorded only 2 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. Defensor (#5) was defeated 94-90 in a derby game by the second-ranked U Universitario in the Promocional 1 group. It was Defensor's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Wachsmann's total stats this season are: 6.3ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.2apg.

   #3. Frederik Joerg (214-C-92, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to help the St.Martin's University (3-5) in their last game. Despite Joerg's very good performance the St.Martin's University lost 69-82 on the road to the Northwest Nazarene University. He scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was St.Martin's University's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Joerg has averaged so far 9.7ppg and 4.9rpg in 10 games.

   #4. Sven Stammberger (198-F, currently plays in Canada) contributed to a 3-point Dalhousie University's victory against the Axemen (4-6) 84-81 in the Canadian university league CIS on Tuesday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 13 rebounds. The Dalhousie University has a solid 7-3 record this season. Stammberger has been at the team for five years. Stammberger averaged so far 12.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.7apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and German.

   #5. Adam Ariel (192-G/F-94, currently plays in Israel) was not able to secure a victory for Maccabi Ashdod (9-1) in their game against Ironi Nahariya (7-7) in the Israeli Winner League. Ariel scored 7 points in 25 minutes. The league leader Maccabi Ashdod lost 69-76 in Nahariya to the lower-ranked (#6) Ironi. Ariel has averaged so far 7.2ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.5apg in 14 games. He has both German and Israeli nationalities.

   #6. Sven Jeuschede (190-G-95, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Montana St. - Billings' victory against the Alaska-Fairbanks 99-94 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. Jeuschede recorded 14 points and grabbed 7 rebounds (made all of his five free throws). Jeuschede has averaged so far 6.5ppg and 2.9rpg.

   #7. Tyree Chambers (188-G-94, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Le Moyne College edge the St.Anselm College 67-65 in the NCAA2 last Tuesday. Chambers scored 13 points in 22 minutes. Chambers has averaged so far 6.3ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.6apg in 11 games.

   #8. Nils Lehmann (196-F-96, currently plays in NCAA2) helped Rollins College win their game against the Saint Leo University 77-72 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. He recorded 11 points in 20 minutes. Lehmann has averaged so far 3.7ppg and 2.0rpg in 11 games.

   #9. Marco Sanders (202-F-79, college: Point Park, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Ammerud Bskt (5-14) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite his very good performance Ammerud Bskt was crushed 88-63 in Bekkestua by the second-ranked Baerum Basket. Sanders was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 6 rebounds. Sanders has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 7.7rpg, 1.4apg and 1.2spg. Sanders is a naturalized American. He used to play for EnBW Ludwigsburg in German league.

   #10. Max Eisele (193-G-96, currently plays in Canada) helped University of Calgary win their game against the Cascades crushing them 106-68 in the Canadian CIS on Thursday night. Eisele scored 8 points, made 4 passes and 3 steals in 19 minutes. Eisele has averaged so far 3.3ppg, 1.5rpg, 1.8apg and 1.2spg in 12 games.



The Hannover Korbjager Have Landed Dallis Anglin - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

There have been players to land in the NBA with lower stats in their senior year than Dallas Anglin (185-G-93) but the American is as far away from the nBA right now as the Brooklyn Nets are from making the playoffs, but like so many rookies before him, Anglin will start his basketball career in the German fourth league for the Hannover Korbjager and attempt to work his way up the basketball ladder in the next years. He is a 23 year old 185cm points guard from Mont Clair, New Jersey that brings a lot of talent to the table. The American brings extensive basketball experience from the college ranks to Germany as he balled for schools like Hofstra (NCAA), S.Idaho JC (JUCO), S.Mississippi (NCAA), and N.Colorado (NCAA).

He brings a strong basketball scouting report to Germany concerning his game as he is a true PG who is crafty and can score in bunches. He shows a high IQ and great vision, using quickness to get into the lane with nice body control, finishing off plays with a pullup jumper. Anglin's superior athletic ability helps him get to the basket and finish with contact. He also plays both sides of the basketball by being a great on ball defender to match superior changes of direction. He plays with active hands on defense and getting steals and deflections. As a senior he played at N.Colorado (NCAA) playing 20 games averaging 13.2ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.2apg, 1.0spg, FGP: 52.6%, 3PT: 31.3%, FT: 79.6%. He scored in double figures in 15 of 20 games and memorable scoring games included 31 points against Idaho State, 23 points against Jacksonville State and 20 points against Montana State.

He started his basketball career in 2012 with Hofstra (NCAA playing 6 games: 3.2ppg, 1.2apg. He then moved to S.Idaho JC (JUCO) playing 32 games averaging 13.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.9apg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 34.3%, FT: 77.8%. In 2014, his next stop would be S.Mississippi (NCAA) playing 6 games and averaging 6.0ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.5apg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 93.3%. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been All-NJCAA D1 Region XVIII 2nd Team -14, All-SWAC 2nd Team -14, NJCAA Region XVIII Finalist -14, and NJCAA Region XVIII All-Tournament Team -14.

Source:Hannover Korbjager



Chris Mcnealy (Redwell Gunnars Oberwart) I Am In A Good Flow Now And Will Continue To Be Aggressive On The Floor - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Chris McNealy (194-G-92, college: Cal-Irvine) is a 24 year old 194cm guard from Danville, California playing his second professional season and second with the Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga). Last season as a rookie for the Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga), he played 31 games averaging 13.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 53.8%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 79.0%. He started his basketball career in 2010 with Cal-Irvine (NCAA) playing a 135 games and a senior played 35 games averaging 11.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 43.8% (138-315), 3PT: 35.9% (37-103), FT: 68.9% (73-106). He spoke to eurobasket before the Fiba Europe Cup Game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn.

Chris welcome to Germany. Your playing your second professional season and second with the Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga) and playing Fiba Europe Cup as well. This competition has taken you all over Europe. How blessed do you feel as a guy from California to be traveling the world at age 23?

It's amazing to be traveling. I've been to many places throughout the world and have created a lot of memories that I would like to tell my kids one day.


You play and live in Austria and are experiencing a totally new kind of lifestyle in Austria this and last season. What has been your most memorable experience so far in Europe off the court that none of your friends in California had ever seen before?

Being in the snow. I don't think I've ever seen snow in California and I see it out here on a daily basis.


Your playing against the Telekom Baskets Bonn in Bonn in Fiba Europe Cup play. What do you know in general about the country Germany and it's basketball?

I know basketball is really big in Germany and that Bonn is a great team. This will be my first time there so I;m excited to see more.


In the first game against the Telekom Baskets Bonn, the Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga) lost badly at home 83-64. It was kind of a strange game stat wise as Bonn dominated the boards and shot very well from outside, but had 22 turnovers. What will the Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga) have to do better this time around to get the win?

We can't have a long lapse like we did last time we played. Game was close until the 3rd quarter when they went on a run and we didn't respond. We want to create havoc on the court and cause them to make turnovers like last time and not to get rattled when they go on a run.


The Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga) give up 82 points in the Fiba Europe Cup which is 28th. Is it the overall better skill level of the competition that has made it harder to defend than in the Austrian Bundesliga?

Yea the teams we play in the Euro Cup have been better than what we usually face, but we enjoy that because it makes us a better team. We work hard every day to compete at this high level.


The Redwell Gunners Oberwart (Austria-A Bundesliga) are leading the Austrian Bundesliga at the moment with a 13-2 record. The team is ranked first in points and third in points allowed. Does the club feel much pressure having to defend their Bundesliga title?

We try not to put pressure on ourselves and just focus on the next game ahead of us. Each game holds different situations and we learn from every game to make us ready for when the playoffs come around

How .much fun and challenging has it been playing with the 4 other Americans Traylor, Cumberbatch, Jackson and Kuakumensah who are all young and each guy at the start of their professional career wanting to prove something? Do you feel like each player is growing this season with the drive that each other guy has and gives on the court on a daily basis?


It's been fun playing with those guys we have good chemistry on and off the court and by pushing each other every day will help us become better individual players.


You are a guy that can really fill up the stat sheet, but on what part of your game are you still trying to incorporate new things too?

Something that I'm working on is making more plays on the defensive end. Being able to play the passing lanes will not only get me more steals but opportunities to score in open floor.


Your stats are much improved from last season especially your three point shooting. What been the main reasons for your improvement? Is knowing the league better come into play?

I really made an effort to improve my shot in the offseason. Worked on it on it all the time and also having the belief that every shot is going in.

You had your best scoring Fiba Europe Cup games against Apoel and Yytautas recently with 24 and 25 points. Do you feel like you have landed in European competition now?

I'm just in a very good flow right now and playing with a lot of confidence. Going to continue to being aggressive on the floor.


How important has American Derek Jackson become this season for the team and you? This is the second season that you guys are teammates. Do you guys understand each other blindly on the court?

He has played very well this season. He is playing with a ton of confidence and is a reason on why we have been a successful team. We play well together.


You are a very active defender. To what NBA player did you always look up too growing up and now when it comes to taking care of defensive assignments on the court?

One player I liked to watch was Rip Hamilton. I think he was a very underrated defender but was pesky and able to defend stars well on his time with the Pistons.


How vital was American Quincy Diggs last season in Oberwart winning the title? What did you appreciate most about his game?

Quincy did a lot for us last season and had a knack for scoring. I appreciated his dirve and working every day in the gym to try to get better.


What was your wake up call to being a rookie in Europe last season where you knew that you were very far away from home?

Was tough being away from family especially on the time difference and being able to talk. Definitley struggled with that.


You didn't play in the 2016-2015 season after being waived by the Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League). How difficult was this season and after being drafted by them what was the best example that basketball is always a business first?

That was the first real time being cut from a team like that but heading into I had a feeling it would happen. I learned mostly that its all about who you know and how big your brand is (name, school attended, agent, ect)


You played at Cal-Irvine (NCAA) from 2011-2015 reaching the Big West final in 2013. What was your overall best experience on the court?

Winning the regular season title my senior year

You played against countless talented players for example in your second season you played against California that had future NBA player Allen Crabbe and Justin Cobbs and against Cal Fullerton that had DJ Seeley whos playing with top Euroleague team Macabbi Tel Aviv and Kwame Vaughn who is with the Fraport Skyliners. When you look back over the years how much difference is there really between guys like that and you? When you see where these guys are how much does that make you want to work harder each day to continue to move up the basketball ladder?

Honestly I dont think there is much difference in our games and I know I can compete with those guys so yea every day I work hard and inspire to be at the level they are at now.


How did head coach Russell Turner groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

He gave me a competitive edge. He was known as a guy who would yell and get on you because he knew the skill you possessed and by doing that he made me more mentally tough.


Who was the toughest player that you had to battle in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

Damian Lillard by far. Played against him my second year and he killed us.


If the world ended tomorrow would you pick a last meal at Mcdonalds or get Austria's best Wiener Schnietzel?

McDonalds

If you had to construct your own NBA Rushmore, which 4 heads would you choose?

MJ, Magic, Russel, and Kareem


Lebron finally brought an NBA title to the Cavs. Where does he stand at the moment in the never ending debate with where he stands as the best of all-time?

That hurt me because I'm a big time warrior fan but he is definitely top 10 possibly top 5 players of all time.


Where do you rank Kevin Garnett with the best power forwards that ever played the game?

Top 10

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

I don't know to be honest but was very exciting. That and the 37 in a quarter was crazy .


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

Yea he has to do a lot more for his team now that KD is gone. The numbers he is putting up are video game stats.


What was the last movie that you saw?

The Girl on the Train


Thanks Chris for the chat.





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Mornar Bar lands Cedomir Vitkovac - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) tabbed experienced 35-year old forward Cedomir Vitkovac (201-82, agency: BeoBasket). He played recently at KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac in Serbian KLS league. In two games he averaged 12.5ppg, 7.5rpg and 2.0apg this season. Vitkovac also played earlier that season for Apollon Patras in Greek A1 where in four KLS games he had 3.3ppg and 2.8rpg.
Among other achievements he won Montenegrin League championship title in 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014. Vitkovac received also Eurobasket.com All-Montenegrin League Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Bosnia (Igokea) and Montenegro (Buducnost).
Vitkovac is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Mornar Bar.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Giannis Antetokounmpo's 33 points make him top Greek player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Giannis Antetokounmpo
Giannis Antetokounmpo
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Giannis Antetokounmpo (211-94, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA). He could not help the Milwaukee Bucks (20-20) in their last game. Despite Antetokounmpo's very good performance the Milwaukee Bucks (20-20) lost 98-111 on the road to the Atlanta Hawks. He was the top scorer with 33 points. Antetokounmpo also added 8 rebounds, passed 6 assists and added 3 blocks (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) in 40 minutes on the court. It's Antetokounmpo's fourth season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Antetokounmpo averages: 23.4ppg, 8.7rpg, 5.5apg, 2.0bpg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 57.7%(307-532), 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 78.2% in 39 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Nigerian. Antetokounmpo is currently a member of the Greek senior national team.

Giorgos Bogris
Giorgos Bogris
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Giorgos Bogris (210-89, currently plays in Spain). He led CB Canarias to a victory over the closely-ranked FC Barcelona (12-4) 71-60 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. Bogris was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 11 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (12-4) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Bogris' overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2FGP: 51.0% and FT: 41.7%. He is in the roster of the Greek senior national team.

Michael Bramos
Michael Bramos
   #3. The Greek player who performed third best last week abroad was former international swingman Michael Bramos (196-87, college: Miami, OH, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Bramos contributed to an Umana Venezia's victory against the sixth-ranked Joensuun Kataja (6-7) 78-68 in the Basketball Champions League on Tuesday night. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. Umana Reyer Venezia (8-5) is placed third in group B. Bramos' team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Bramos' overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 35.5%, 3FGP: 44.9% and FT: 81.0% in 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Bramos played for the Greek national team four years ago. Strangely he has never played in Greece.

Loukas Mavrokefalidis
Loukas Mavrokefalidis
   #4. An experienced center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84, currently plays in China) was not able to help Qingdao Eagles (13-15) in their last game on Monday. Despite Mavrokefalidis' very good performance Qingdao Eagles were crushed 125-96 in Dongguan by the much higher-ranked Guandong Tigers (#3). He recorded a double-double by scoring 33 points and getting 14 rebounds. It's Mavrokefalidis' first season with the team. This year Mavrokefalidis has very high stats. He averages: 19.1ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg. Mavrokefalidis used to play for the Greek national team back in 2013.

Thanasis Antetokounmpo
Thanasis Antetokounmpo
   #5. International forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo (199-92, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Andorra's victory against the closely-ranked Sevilla (7-9) crushing them 95-69 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 14 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 25 minutes. MoraBanc Andorra (9-7) is placed eighth in the Liga Endesa. This year Antetokounmpo's total stats are: 6.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1bpg in 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Nigerian and Greek. Antetokounmpo plays currently for the Greek national team.

Konstantinos Sloukas
Konstantinos Sloukas
   #6. Guard Konstantinos Sloukas (197-90, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to secure a victory for Fenerbahce (10-7) in their game against Crvena Zvezda (9-8) in the Euroleague. He scored 7 points and added 4 assists. The sixth-placed Fenerbahce (10-7) was edged 75-73 in Beograd by the lower-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#8) in the group A of Euroleague. Sloukas has relatively good stats this season: 11.4ppg, 1.9rpg and 4.9apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Greek National Team roster.

Ian Vougioukas
Ian Vougioukas
   #7. Former international power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Kalev/Cramo (2-10) crushing them 95-64 in the VTB United League in Sunday night's game. Vougioukas scored 10 points in 18 minutes. Lokomotiv Kuban (10-2) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. Vougioukas has averaged so far 8.9ppg and 3.6rpg in 12 games. He used to play for the Greek national team three years ago.

Konstantinos Kaimakoglou
Konstantinos Kaimakoglou
   #8. Power forward Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-83, currently plays in VTB United League) couldn't help Unics Kazan (10-3) in their game against CSKA (12-1) in the VTB United League. He scored 6 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes. Unics Kazan lost 91-105 in Moscow to the leading CSKA. Kaimakoglou is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Unics Kazan's roster. Kaimakoglou has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.7spg in nine games. He used to play for the Greek national team back in 2015.

Leonidas Kaselakis
Leonidas Kaselakis
   #9. Former U20 international small forward Leonidas Kaselakis (202-90, currently plays in Kazakhstan) was the main contributor in Astana's victory against the league outsider Kaspiy Aktau (0-10) 72-53 in the Kazakhstan National League last Thursday. Kaselakis was the best player in that game. He recorded 24 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in 37 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. BK Astana (10-0) is placed first in the National League. So far his team won all ten games in the Regular Season. Kaselakis has very impressive stats this year: 17.3ppg, 8.0rpg, 4.8apg and 2.0spg in four games. He used to play for the Greek U20 national team seven years ago.

Fotios Lampropoulos
Fotios Lampropoulos
   #10. Power forward Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83, currently plays in Argentina) contributed to an Boca Juniors' victory against the tenth-ranked Hispano Americano de Rio Gallegos (8-20) 79-72 in the Argentinian LigaA on Monday night. Lampropoulos was the top player that evening. He scored 22 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Aerochaco Boca Juniors Capital Feder (8-17) is placed ninth in Sur group. This season Lampropoulos has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 8.4rpg and 1.6apg. Lampropoulos is a former U18 international player as fourteen years ago he still played for the Greek national team.

   #11. International center Kostas Koufos (213-89, college: Ohio St., currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Sacramento Kings' victory against the Detroit Pistons 100-94 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 12 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes. Koufos has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 5.7rpg in 40 games. He is a naturalized American. Koufos plays currently for the Greek national team. Apparently he has never played in Greece.

   #12. Former international guard Nikolaos Zisis (197-83, also represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in Euroleague) couldn't help Brose Baskets in their game against Unics Kazan in the Euroleague. Zisis scored only 4 points and added 4 assists. His team was defeated 63-58. Zisis has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 4.9apg. He used to play for the Greek national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former international guard Dimitrios Katsivelis (196-91, currently plays in VTB United League) is a teammate of previously mentioned Leonidas Kaselakis. But that was another game of his team in VTB United League which we would like to mention. Katsivelis couldn't help Astana (6-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance Astana was badly defeated 83-66 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#5) Khimky. Katsivelis scored 10 points and added 6 assists in 34 minutes. He has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.6apg and 1.3spg in nine games. Katsivelis used to play for the Greek national team four years ago.

   #14. Former U19 international forward Konstantinos Mitoglou (208-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Wake Forest in their game against the University of North Carolina in the NCAA. Despite his very good performance on Wednesday night He scored 13 points, had 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). This season Mitoglou has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Greek U19 national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former U18 international center Ioannis Dimakopoulos (218-94, currently studies in the States) helped Cal-Irvine win their game against the California State University, Fullerton crushing them 87-67 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Dimakopoulos scored 19 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 21 minutes. He has reliable stats this year: 11.2ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3apg in 19 games. Dimakopoulos used to play for the Greek U18 national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Zach Auguste (208-C-93, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) could not help Usak Sportlif (4-9) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Auguste's very good performance Usak Sportlif (#6) was defeated 85-77 on the road by the lower-ranked Openjobmetis VA (#7) in the group C of Basketball Champions League. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 11 rebounds. Auguste's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This season Auguste has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg and 8.6rpg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Auguste has never played in Greece.

   #2. Patrick Calathes (207-F-85, college: St.Joseph's, currently plays in Italy) was not able to help AV Cantu (6-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Calathes' very good performance AV Cantu was defeated 85-79 at home by the leading Armani Milano. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Calathes also added 8 rebounds. It was his first game for AV Cantu this season. Calathes is a naturalized American. He used to play for Costa Cafe Marousi in Greek league.

   #3. Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M, currently plays in Cyprus) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Etha (2-9) crushing them 92-67 in the Cypriot Division A on Saturday night. Stylianou scored 9 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Keravnos Strovolou (9-1) is placed first in the Division A. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. This year Stylianou has relatively solid stats: 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.7apg and 1.1spg in seven games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Greek and Cypriot.

   #4. Nazareth Mitrou-Long (193-G-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the Iowa St. (3-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mitrou-Long's very good performance the Iowa St. was defeated 84-77 on their home court in Ames, IA by the Texas Christian University. He scored 19 points and added 3 assists. Mitrou-Long has been at the team for five years. Mitrou-Long has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 4.6rpg and 2.9apg. Mitrou-Long is another player who holds two passports: Greek and Canadian. Despite his Greek nationality, Mitrou-Long previously played for the Canadian U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Greek team.

   #5. Experienced Vassilis Kounas (194-G-84, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) contributed to Apoel's victory against the leader Telekom Baskets (4-1) 84-78 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 8 points. Cytavision Apoel Nicosia (1-4) is placed fourth in group M. Kounas' team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Kounas has been at the team for four years. He has averaged so far 4.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.1apg. Kounas has both Greek and Cypriot nationalities.

   #6. Georgios Angelou (185-G-94, currently studies in the States) led St.Francis, PA to an easy victory against the Robert Morris University crushing them 77-57 in the NCAA last Thursday. He recorded 12 points in a mere 16 minutes. Angelou has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.6apg in 17 games.

   #7. Maximiliano Sole (198-F-88, agency: Duran International, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Quintanar crushing them 81-50 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. He scored 8 points, had 13 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Sole averaged so far 10.9ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.9spg. He also holds two passports: Uruguayan and Greek.

   #8. Vaggelis Loukas (196-F, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the University of Northern British Columbia in their game against the Cougars in the Canadian university league CIS. Loukas recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 27 minutes. His team was edged 72-69. He has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg in 14 games.

   #9. Theodor Aliferis (183-G-88, currently plays in Norway) couldn't help Persbraten (1-16) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Aliferis' good performance the bottom-ranked Persbraten was edged 86-85 in Bekkestua by the second-ranked Baerum Basket. He recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Aliferis has averaged so far 7.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.6apg. He holds both Greek and Norwegian passports. Despite Aliferis' Greek nationality, he previously played for the Norwegian U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Greek team.

   #10. Aristides Koronides (188-PG-82, currently plays in Cyprus) couldn't help Apollon in their game against AEK in the Cypriot Division A. Koronides cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only one point and added 5 assists in 28 minutes. His team was crushed by 31 points 88-57. Koronides has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.7apg in nine games. He has Greek and Cypriot nationalities.



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

27-year old guard La'Shard Anderson (185-G-89) had a very impressive game in the last round for Rotterdam and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He got a double-double of 36 points and 10 assists, while his team was edged out by Dukes UDB (#4, 8-7) 82-80. Rotterdam maintains the 7th position in Dutch league. Rotterdam is currently ranked second from the bottom. But it was their 10th lost game this season out of 15 games. In the team's last game Anderson had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Rotterdam's top player in his first season with the team. Boise State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Anderson is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.1ppg), assists (7th best: 4.8apg) and averages solid 2.6spg and 42.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Jason Dourisseau (196-F/G-83) of top-ranked Groningen. He is American swingman in his second season at Groningen. In the last game Dourisseau recorded impressive 24 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led Groningen to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Leiden (#3, 9-6) 101-77. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Groningen consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 14-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Dourisseau is well-known at Groningen and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard George Marshall (186-PG-92) of Leeuwarden (#5). Marshall scored 25 points. He was a key player of Leeuwarden, leading his team to a 103-97 win against the lower-ranked Weert (#8, 1-14). The chances of Leeuwarden ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Marshall could help Leeuwarden to bring them higher in the standings. Marshall has a great season in Holland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.7ppg (6th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Antwan Scott (188-G-92) of Dukes UDB - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Stefan Wessels (203-F-84) of Dukes UDB - 19 points and 9 rebounds
6. Denton Koon (203-F-92) of Leeuwarden - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Jordan Gregory (188-G-92) of Leeuwarden - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. J.T. Yoho (198-F-93) of Zwolle - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Andrew Smith (206-F-92) of Groningen - 16 points and 4 rebounds
10. Lance Jeter (191-PG-88) of Groningen - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 10 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)



Antwan Scott (ex Dukes UDB) agreed terms with KTP Basket - by Eurobasket News

KTP Basket Kotka (Korisliiga) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old American guard Antwan Scott (188-81kg-92, college: Colorado State). He played recently at Dukes Unlimited Den Bosch in Dutch Eredivisie, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he recorded very impressive stats: 20.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 5.5apg and 2.3spg this season.
Scott has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team made it to the MWC Tournament Semifinals in 2016. Scott received also NABC All-District 17 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Scott graduated from Colorado State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Adam Hanga selected the top Hungarian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Adam Hanga
Adam Hanga
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Baskonia (11-6) in their last game. Despite Hanga's very good performance the fourth-placed Baskonia (11-6) lost 89-98 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Darussafaka in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 19 points in 26 minutes on the court. This year Hanga averages: 9.8ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.9apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 54.3%, 3FGP: 31.5% and FT: 73.0% in 17 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Hungarian senior national team.

Obadiah Trotter
Obadiah Trotter
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international point guard Obadiah Trotter (188-84, college: Alabama A&M, currently plays in Poland). Trotter was not able to help Twarde Pierniki in their game against Anwil (10-6) in the Polish PLK. He scored 9 points. But the league leader Twarde Pierniki was badly defeated 91-73 in Wloclawek by the lower-ranked Anwil (#3). It's Trotter's first season with the team. Trotter has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.4apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 52.3%, 3FGP: 32.3% and FT: 90.3%(28-31). He is a naturalized American. Trotter played for the Hungarian national team in 2013. He used to play for Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in Hungarian league.

Rosco Allen
Rosco Allen
   #3. The Hungarian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international forward Rosco Allen (207-93, agency: Pensack Sports, college: Stanford, currently plays in Spain). Allen was not able to secure a victory for Blusens Monbus (4-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance Blusens Monbus was badly defeated 91-72 in Madrid by the higher-ranked (#9) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Allen was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 4 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Allen's third season in pro basketball. It was Blusens Monbus' fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Allen has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 48.5%, 3FGP: 30.2% and FT: 67.9% in 16 games. He played for the Hungarian national team two years ago.

Dontay Thomas
Dontay Thomas
   #4. Point guard Dontay Thomas (187-84, also represented by Octagon Europe, college: La Salle, currently plays in Balkan League) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Sutjeska (5-4) in their game against Feni Industries (6-3) in the Balkan League. He was the second best scorer with 9 points. Thomas also added made 3 passes and 3 steals in 28 minutes. But Sutjeska was crushed 80-55 in Kavadarci by the higher-ranked (#8) Feni Industries. His team will play only one more game in the Balkan League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Thomas has reliable stats this year: 11.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.0apg in nine games. He is a naturalized American. Thomas used to play for the Hungarian national team back in 2014. He played also for Gunaras KC Dombovar in Hungarian league.

Balint Mocsan
Balint Mocsan
   #5. U20 international guard Balint Mocsan (190-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Idaho St. (0-5) in their game against the University of Idaho (0-1) in the NCAA. Mocsan scored 9 points in only 11 minutes. But the Idaho St. lost 62-77 in Moscow, ID to the University of Idaho. So far Idaho St. lost all five games in the conference This year Mocsan averages only 3.9ppg in 13 games. He plays currently for the Hungarian U20 national team.

Gyorgy Goloman
Gyorgy Goloman
   #6. Forward Gyorgy Goloman (211-96, currently studies in the States) managed to help Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles to win against the University of Colorado (0-2) 104-89 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Goloman recorded only 2 points. The Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles have 4-1 conference record this season. Goloman's overall stats this year are: 4.4ppg and 3.3rpg. He is a former U18 international player as he played for the Hungarian team four years ago.

Gergely Hosszu
Gergely Hosszu
   #7. Former U20 international guard Gergely Hosszu (190-86, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Kaiserslautern's victory against the tenth-ranked Mainz (2-10) 76-62 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Sunday night. Hosszu recorded 8 points in 18 minutes. 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2-10) is placed tenth in South-West group. Hosszu averaged so far 12.2ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.5apg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He used to play for the Hungarian U20 national team eleven years ago.

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

   #1. Srdjan Stojanovic (197-SG-91, currently plays in Serbia) led Radnicki 1950 to a victory over the seventh-ranked Sloboda (7-7) crushing them 100-79 in the Serbian 2MLS (second division) in Saturday night's game. Stojanovic was MVP of the game. He scored 21 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Radnicki 1950 Kragujevac (11-3) is placed third in the 2MLS. Stojanovic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 3.1apg and 1.1spg. Stojanovic has a dual citizenship: Hungarian and Serbian.

   #2. Nemanja Miscevic (200-F-94, currently plays in Serbia). Miscevic could not help Spartak (9-4) to beat KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac (7-6). He recorded 6 points. Spartak was crushed 101-77 on the road by the lower-ranked KK Napredak Rubin Krusevac (#8). Miscevic's overall stats this season are: 5.2ppg and 2.2rpg.

   #3. Damian Hollis (203-F-88, college: G.Washington, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was not able to help the league outsider Benfica (0-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Benfica (#4) lost 67-76 at home to the second-ranked Lukoil Academic Sofia in the group P of FIBA Europe Cup. Hollis had a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists in 33 minutes. So far Benfica lost all five games in the Second Stage. Hollis' team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. And that game will be critical. Hollis has very impressive stats this year: 17.6ppg, 5.7rpg and 1.8apg in 10 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Hollis' Hungarian passport, he previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Hungarian team. Hollis used to play for Albacomp-UPC Szekesfehervar in Hungarian league.

   #4. Roland Torok (203-F/C-90, agency: HMS, currently plays in Romania) contributed to an UBT Cluj Napoca's victory against the closely-ranked CSU Sibiu (9-6) 91-80 in the Romanian Liga Nationala last Saturday. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. U-Banca Transilvania Cluj Napoca (12-2) is placed first in the Liga Nationala. Torok's overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg and 4.6rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Hungarian and Romanian.

   #5. Nebojsa Dukic (206-C/F-88, agency: 011 Sports, currently plays in Portugal) managed to help Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. in a victory against the eighth-ranked CAB Madeira (7-8) crushing them 89-67 in the Portuguese LPB on Saturday night. Dukic scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 34 minutes. Vitoria SC/Costa Guerreiro Lda. (11-4) is placed fourth in the LPB. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. Dukic's stats this year are: 10.8ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games. He has both Serbian and Hungarian nationalities.

   #6. Laszlo Lazar (210-C-87, also represented by 011 Sports, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was not able to secure a victory for the league outsider Targu Mures in their game against Chalon/Saor in the FIBA Europe Cup. Lazar recorded 8 points, 10 rebounds and 2 blocks. His team was crushed by 22 points 88-66. Lazar's overall stats this season are: 7.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 1.3bpg. He also holds two passports: Hungarian and Romanian.

   #7. Kornel Tokolyi (201-F-94, college: Barstow CC, currently plays in Canada) couldn't help the Regina University in their game against the Bisons in the Canadian university league CIS. Tokolyi recorded 6 points in only 10 minutes. His team lost 75-84. This year Tokolyi's overall stats are: 2.1ppg and 1.2rpg in nine games.

   #8. Nikola Fekete (192-SG-91, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help BV Villingen-Schwenningen (13-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance BV Villingen-Schwenningen was defeated 99-88 in Tuebingen by the much lower-ranked Tuebingen II (#10) in the South-West group. Fekete recorded 13 points. Fekete's stats this season are: 11.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.9apg. He holds both Serbian and Hungarian passports.

   #9. Tamas Okros (201-F-95, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Post University in their game against the Caldwell College in the NCAA2. Despite his very good performance in Monday night's game Okros scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Okros' overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg and 4.3rpg. He has dual citizenship: Hungarian and British. Despite Okros' Hungarian passport, he previously played for the British U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Hungarian team.

   #10. Experienced Ivan Stefanovic (203-G/F-80, currently plays in Serbia) contributed to a Mladost SP's victory against the closely-ranked Boljevac 75-64 in the Serbian 2MLS (second division) last Saturday. Stefanovic scored 8 points in 35 minutes. This year Stefanovic's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 2.1apg and 1.2spg in 13 games. He holds both Hungarian and Serbian passports.



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 13-0 
 2. Swords Thunder 11-2 
 3. UCD Marian 10-3 
 4. Tralee 10-4 
 5. Killester 8-4 
 6. UCC Demons 7-6 
 7. Moycullen 5-8 
 8. Belfast Star 5-9 
 9. DCU Saints 4-9 
 10. Eanna 3-10 
 11. KUBS 1-11 
 12. UL Eagles 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Killester - Belfast Star
Jan. 21: Moycullen - Tralee
Jan. 21: DCU Saints - Eanna
Jan. 22: UL Eagles - Swords Thunder
Jan. 22: UCC Demons - KUBS
Jan. 22: UCD Marian - Templeogue


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Stith, Belfast Star28.8 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.8 
 3. Turner, Killester22.2 
 4. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 5. Provizors, DCU S.20.3 
 6. Pemberton, Tralee20.0 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.4 
 8. Edwards, KUBS18.9 
 9. Murphy, Templeogue18.7 
 10. Killeen, Templeogue17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 16
 1. Provizors, DCU S.16.0 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian14.4 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.9 
 5. Pantovic, Tralee12.3 
 6. Killeen, Templeogue12.2 
 7. Gil, Swords T.11.9 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen11.1 
 9. Bonaparte, Templ.10.3 
 10. Lawson, UCC Demons10.0 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.0 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.7 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.1 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.3 
 5. Bonaparte, Templ.6.5 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.6.1 
 7. Downey, UCC Demons6.1 
 8. Roe, Killester5.1 
 9. James, Templeogue4.3 
 10. O''Hanlon, DCU S.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.9 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.3 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.1 
 4. Murphy, Templeogue2.9 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee2.6 
 6. Calvo, Swords T.2.5 
 7. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 8. Makarenko, DCU S.2.3 
 9. James, Templeogue2.2 
 10. Wilson, UL Eagles2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Maria GIL
  Swords T.
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 2. Lawson, UCC Demons2.8 
 3. Killeen, Templeogue2.8 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.3 
 5. Turner, Killester2.1 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee2.0 
 7. Freeman, Moycullen1.9 
 8. Stith, Belfast Star1.9 
 9. Bogdanovic, Tralee1.8 
 10. Garrow, UCD Marian1.8 


Super League Round 14: Top-ranked Templeogue wins another game - by Eurobasket News

Super League top team - Templeogue (13-0) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Eanna (3-10) in Dublin 82-74. Templeogue looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Eanna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Michael Bonaparte (196-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. International point guard Lorcan Murphy (182-94) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Lithuanian point guard Remigijus Dimiciukas (183-81) replied with 21 points and 5 assists for Eanna. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Undefeated Templeogue have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-0 record. Eanna lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. Templeogue are looking forward to face UCD Marian (#3) in Dublin in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Eanna will play on the road against DCU Saints (#9) in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Galway was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Killester (8-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Moycullen (5-8). Killester managed to secure a 6-point victory 90-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Moycullen. Killester maintains fifth position with 8-4 record. Moycullen at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Killester will play against Belfast Star (#8) at home in the next round. Moycullen will play against Tralee and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between second ranked Swords Thunder (11-2) and 6th ranked UCC Demons (7-6) in Dublin on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Swords Thunder outscored guests from Cork 99-59. Swords Thunder maintains second position with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Templeogue. UCC Demons lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keep the sixth place with six games lost. Swords Thunder will meet bottom-ranked UL Eagles (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UCC Demons will play against KUBS (#11) and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 14: Belfast Star were smashed by UCD Marian on the road 87-64. Bottom-ranked UL Eagles lost to DCU Saints on its own court 69-78. KUBS unfortunately lost to Tralee in a road game 57-67.


Templeogue - Eanna 82-74

Super League top team - Templeogue (13-0) added another victory to their record on Sunday. This time they beat ninth ranked Eanna (3-10) in Dublin 82-74. Templeogue looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Eanna helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international forward Michael Bonaparte (196-82, college: Coll.of the Ozarks) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. International point guard Lorcan Murphy (182-94) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Lithuanian point guard Remigijus Dimiciukas (183-81) replied with 21 points and 5 assists and Australian center Nathaniel Musters (208-93, college: Lafayette) added 9 points and 16 rebounds in the effort for Eanna. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Templeogue have an impressive 13-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 13-0 record. Eanna lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the tenth place with ten games lost. Templeogue are looking forward to face UCD Marian (#3) in Dublin in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Eanna will play on the road against DCU Saints (#9) in Dublin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Templeogue: M.Bonaparte 18+13reb+4ast, L.Murphy 18+5reb+2ast, N.Randolph 11+3reb+5ast, L.Summers 9+5reb+3ast, J.Killeen 8+5reb+3ast, B.Morrison 7+2reb+1ast
Eanna: R.Dimiciukas 21+4reb+5ast, A.Dunne 19+1reb+3ast, N.Lynch 9+7reb+3ast, N.Musters 9+16reb+2ast, D.Salazar 7+3reb, C.White 7+2reb+3ast
gschID: 492303


UCD Marian - Belfast Star 87-64

No shocking result in a game when third ranked UCD Marian (10-3) crushed 8th ranked Belfast Star (5-9) in Dublin 87-64 on Saturday. UCD Marian dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Belfast Star's 32. They outrebounded Belfast Star 58-28 including a 43-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. UCD Marian looked well-organized offensively handing out 34 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Belfast Star's players. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when UCD Marian made 8 blocks. Spanish forward Dustan Moreira (202-89) notched a double-double by scoring 22 points and 18 rebounds to lead the effort and the former international point guard Conor Meany (185-86) supported him with 13 points and 14 assists. Even 17 points and 8 rebounds by American forward Dillon Stith (200-92, college: St.Vincent) did not help to save the game for Belfast Star. International forward Keelan Cairns (211-92, college: Pennsylvania) added 14 points and 10 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. UCD Marian maintains third position with 10-3 record having just three points less than leader Templeogue. Loser Belfast Star keeps the eighth place with nine games lost. UCD Marian's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin Templeogue.
Top scorers:
UCD Marian: D.Moreira 22+18reb, C.Meany 13+3reb+14ast, A.Silvestri 10+3reb, M.Kelly 8+3reb, D.James 7+5reb+1ast, N.Baynes 7+3reb
Belfast Star: D.Stith 17+8reb+1ast, K.Cairns 14+10reb+1ast, L.Pettigrew 9+3reb+1ast, S.Quinn 8+1reb+2ast, C.Johnston 6+2reb+1ast, P.McGaharan 5+1ast
gschID: 492300


UL Eagles - DCU Saints 69-78

Rather expected game when 12th ranked UL Eagles (1-12) lost to tenth ranked DCU Saints (4-9) in Limerick 69-78 on Saturday. DCU Saints forced 23 UL Eagles turnovers. The former international center Martins Provizors (202-87) notched a double-double by scoring 24 points and 17 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) to lead the effort and American forward Dan Nelms (206, college: Davidson) supported him with 4 points and 13 rebounds. DCU Saints' coach Joey Boylan used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds by American swingman Ryan Wilson (195-88, college: William Penn) did not help to save the game for UL Eagles. French guard Jonathan Dogbo (193, college: Gannon) added 19 points and 7 rebounds for the hosts. DCU Saints moved-up to ninth place. UL Eagles lost eleventh consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. DCU Saints' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Dublin Eanna.
Top scorers:
DCU Saints: M.Provizors 24+17reb+1ast, D.Heaney 12+3reb, G.Brannelly 9+2reb+1ast, T.Guebali 7+1reb+4ast, K.O'Hanlon 6+4reb+5ast, E.Darling 5+2ast
UL Eagles: R.Wilson 23+12reb+3ast, J.Dogbo 19+7reb, J.Kelly 9+9reb, S.Hickey 6+3reb+1ast, R.Howlin 4+4reb+2ast, E.Quigley 3+4reb
gschID: 492301


Tralee - KUBS 67-57

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Tralee (10-4) won against at home 11th ranked KUBS (1-11) 67-57 on Saturday. Tralee have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Tralee maintains fourth position with 10-4 record. KUBS at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eleventh place with 11 games lost. Tralee will meet Moycullen (#7) in the next round. KUBS will play against UCC Demons (#6) in Cork and hope to win that game.
gschID: 492302


Moycullen - Killester 84-90

The game in Galway was also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Killester (8-4) played at the court of 7th ranked Moycullen (5-8). Killester managed to secure a 6-point victory 90-84. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Moycullen. Killester maintains fifth position with 8-4 record. Moycullen at the other side keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. Killester will play against Belfast Star (#8) at home in the next round. Moycullen will play against Tralee and hopes to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 492299


Swords Thunder - UCC Demons 99-59

The game between second ranked Swords Thunder (11-2) and 6th ranked UCC Demons (7-6) in Dublin on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Swords Thunder outscored guests from Cork 99-59. Swords Thunder maintains second position with 11-2 record having just two points less than leader Templeogue. UCC Demons lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keep the sixth place with six games lost. Swords Thunder will meet bottom-ranked UL Eagles (#12) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. UCC Demons will play against KUBS (#11) and hope to secure a win.
gschID: 492298





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  ISRAEL  

Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Storm WARREN
  Maccabi .
  (201-PF-88)
  Avg: 24.6
 1. Warren, Maccabi .24.6 
 2. Burrows, Hap.Haifa24.0 
 3. Brown, Ironi R.23.1 
 4. Huertas, Hap.Haifa23.1 
 5. Aska, Ironi R.22.5 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A20.5 
 7. Gaston, Hapoel M.20.5 
 8. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.5 
 9. Relphorde, Hapoel M.20.2 
 10. Teel, Maccabi H/H19.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrence WATSON
  Hapoel K/S
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.7 
 2. Sykes, Hapoel G/A11.5 
 3. Burrows, Hap.Haifa11.0 
 4. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.9 
 5. Jordan, Galil Elion10.8 
 6. Gaston, Hapoel M.10.7 
 7. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.5 
 8. Livingston, Hapoel K.10.4 
 9. McShepard, Ironi N.10.3 
 10. Warren, Maccabi .10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Teel, Ironi R.9.3 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.9.1 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .6.7 
 4. Cohen, Hapoel K/S6.1 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.2 
 6. Shaashoua, Maccabi .4.9 
 7. Hofman, Ironi N.4.7 
 8. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.6 
 9. Salz, Galil Elion4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Teel, Ironi R.3.7 
 2. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.9 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .2.8 
 4. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.7 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .2.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.2 
 7. Cohen, Hapoel K/S1.9 
 8. Hofman, Ironi N.1.9 
 9. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.5 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.3 
 3. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.9 
 4. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.6 
 5. Caracter, Ramat H.1.5 
 6. Warren, Maccabi .1.5 
 7. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.3 
 8. Givens, Maccabi .1.3 
 9. Labanowski, Ironi R.1.3 
 10. McShepard, Ironi N.1.1 


Best players of Israeli Winner League round 14 - by Eurobasket News

American Curtis Kelly (205-PF-88, agency: HMS) had a great game in the last round for Maccabi K/G and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 28-year old power forward had a double-double of 21 points and twelve rebounds, while his team beat Maccabi Haifa (#8, 6-8) 85-80. Maccabi K/G maintains the 12th position in Israeli Winner League. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Maccabi K/G have already lost 11 games and recorded just three victories. It was one of impressive evenings for Kelly as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Curtis Kelly averages this season 11.4ppg and 6.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old American forward Darrell Williams (203-F-89, agency: BeoBasket) of Hapoel T-A. Williams impressed basketball fans with 21 points and 7 rebounds. It was enough for Hapoel T-A to edge the lower-ranked Hapoel Eilat (#9, 6-8) by 6 points 90-84. Hapoel T-A's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 8-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Williams is a newcomer at Hapoel T-A and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.5ppg (#6). He also registered 9.2 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Eric Griffin (203-F-90) of Galil Gilboa (#11). Griffin scored 28 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Griffin's great performance Galil Gilboa lost 75-100 to the higher-ranked Hapoel J-M (#4, 8-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Galil Gilboa not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Griffin could try to bring Galil Gilboa's a little bit higher in the standings. Griffin has individually a great season in Israel. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 15.3ppg (9th best). He also has 1.9bpg and FGP: 54.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Bowman (206-F-84) of Maccabi K/G - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Gal Mekel (190-PG-88) of Maccabi T-A - 22 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Pierria Henry (193-PG-93) of Hapoel Eilat - 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Tomer Ginat (202-PF-94) of Hapoel T-A - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Darion Atkins (203-F-92) of Hapoel Holon - 16 points and 12 rebounds
9. Gregory Vargas (180-PG-86) of Maccabi Haifa - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Bar Timor (190-G-92) of Hapoel J-M - 19 points 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)



National League Round 15: #1 Ironi Nes-Ziona is defeated by Hap.R/G Givat. - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (10-5) in Nes Ziyona on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Hap.R/G Givat. (10-5) 87-78. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Hap.R/G Givat. made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Yaniv Solomon (201-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) helped adding 23 points. The best for the losing side was American forward Billy McShepard (208-87, college: Valdosta St., agency: Blacktop Management) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Hap.R/G Givat. moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hap.R/G Givat. is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi Raanana (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Tarshicha was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (8-7). Hapoel Migd.H. managed to secure a 7-point victory 88-81. It was an exceptional evening for American-Puerto Rican Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. Marcus Relphorde accounted for 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) for Hap.Haifa in the defeat. Hapoel Migd.H. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Newly promoted Hap.Haifa dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Hapoel Migd.H. will play against Hapoel Afula (#11) on the road in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Kfar Saba between Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Afula. Fifth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (9-6) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Hapoel Afula (6-9). Hapoel Kfar Saba managed to escape with a 1-point win 64-63 on Tuesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was Denzel Livingston who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Jalen Cannon who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 18 rebounds. Hapoel Kfar Saba maintains fifth place with 9-6 record. Hapoel Afula at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet Maccabi Rehovot (#6) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Migd.H. (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Fourteenth-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-13) gave a tough game to sixth ranked Maccabi Rehovot (8-6). The visitors from Rehovot managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. It was a good game for Marquis Addison who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. Newly promoted Maccabi Rehovot maintains sixth place with 8-6 record. Ironi Ramat Gan lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Maccabi Rehovot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Hap.R/G Givat. (#3) in Givataim and hope to win that game.
Tenth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (8-7) crushed at home 13th ranked Hasharon (3-12) by 26 points 91-65, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Worth to mention a quality performance of Sir'Dominic Pointer who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 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. Ironi Kiryat Ata moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hasharon lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face league's leader Hapoel B/S in Beer Sheva in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hasharon will play at home against Galil Elion (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 15 Maccabi Raanana won against Galil Elion on the opponent's court 86-78. Maccabi H/H unfortunately lost to Hapoel B/S in a home game 64-73.


Ironi K-A - Ramat Hasharon 91-65

Tenth ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (8-7) crushed at home 13th ranked Hasharon (3-12) by 26 points 91-65, which is the biggest margin this round on Tuesday night. Ironi Kiryat Ata made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Worth to mention a quality performance of American swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-92, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87) helped adding 23 points and 4 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward Lorenzo Gordon (201-83, college: Oklahoma City) with 16 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized American point guard Adam Honig (185-92, college: Dickinson, agency: Duran International) scored 17 points and 4 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Kiryat Ata moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hasharon lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face league's leader Hapoel B/S in Beer Sheva in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hasharon will play at home against Galil Elion (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ramat Hasharon: A.Honig 17+4reb+4ast, L.Gordon 16+8reb+2ast, B.Asbury 12+7reb+1ast, R.Cornelius 8+6reb+5ast, B.Sharoni 5+3reb, A.Navon 5+1reb+3ast
Ironi K-A: S.Pointer 24+8reb+2ast, N.Matalon 23+3reb+4ast, Y.Ainhorn 17+3reb+6ast, S.David 9+3reb+4ast, D.Joyner 6+9reb+1ast, G.Halamish 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 498460


Galil Elion - Maccabi Raanana 78-86

Very expected game in Kazrin where 12th ranked Galil Elion (5-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Maccabi Raanana (9-4) 86-78 on Tuesday. It was a great evening for American forward Samme Givens (198-89, college: Drexel) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) helped adding 17 points and 7 rebounds. Five Maccabi Raanana players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) with 18 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Shai Salz (191-94) scored 18 points and 4 assists. Maccabi Raanana have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 9-4 record. Galil Elion lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with ten games lost. Maccabi Raanana will face league's second-placed Ironi Nes-Ziona in Nes Ziyona in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Galil Elion will play on the road against Hasharon (#13) in Ramat Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Galil Elion: S.Salz 18+4reb+4ast, G.Jordan 18+7reb+2ast, C.Bowers 11+7reb+2ast, R.Geffen 9+5reb+3ast, G.Farber 8+2reb+4ast, M.Kikus 7+5reb+1ast
Maccabi Raanana: S.Givens 19+10reb+2ast, J.Hairston 17+7reb+2ast, B.Gil 16+2reb+2ast, G.Beni 12+1reb, G.Karni 10+7reb+3ast, I.Paz 7+3reb
gschID: 498462


Ironi Ramat Gan - Macc.Rehovot 94-96

Fourteenth-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-13) gave a tough game to sixth ranked Maccabi Rehovot (8-6). The visitors from Rehovot managed to secure only two-point victory 96-94. However their fans expected much easier game. Maccabi Rehovot outrebounded Ironi Ramat Gan 46-32 including 31 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was a good game for American guard Marquis Addison (195-91, college: Missouri So., agency: XL Basketball Agency) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. His fellow American import forward Evan Yates (198-91, college: Ashland) contributed with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks for the winners. Yates is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Point guard Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-87) answered with 34 points (!!!), 9 assists and 5 steals and naturalized American Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) added 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Ironi Ramat Gan. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Newly promoted Maccabi Rehovot maintains sixth place with 8-6 record. Ironi Ramat Gan lost fifth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 13 games lost. Maccabi Rehovot's next round opponent will be higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#5) at home and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Hap.R/G Givat. (#3) in Givataim and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: Y.Bet-Yosef 34+1reb+9ast, J.Hall 16+10reb+4ast, S.Labanowski 16+12reb, R.Kantor 12+2reb+1ast, A.Harari 10+3reb+4ast, T.Zalmanson 4+1reb+3ast
Macc.Rehovot: G.Porat 19+9reb+2ast, M.Addison 18+8reb+7ast, E.Yates 16+14reb+2ast, D.Drapic 14+3reb, G.Eitan 11+3reb+8ast, I.Eiram 9+1reb+2ast
gschID: 498459


Hapoel K/S - Hapoel G/A 64-63

A very close game took place in Kfar Saba between Hapoel Kfar Saba and Hapoel Afula. Fifth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (9-6) got a very close home victory over 11th ranked Hapoel Afula (6-9). Hapoel Kfar Saba managed to escape with a 1-point win 64-63 on Tuesday evening. Host team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The best player for the winners was American guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 16 rebounds. Point guard Adi Cohen (178-93) chipped in 15 points. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Jalen Cannon (198-93, college: St.Francis, NY) who recorded a double-double by scoring 20 points and 18 rebounds and the other American import forward Kyle Casey (201-89, college: Harvard) added 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Hapoel Kfar Saba maintains fifth place with 9-6 record. Hapoel Afula at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will meet Maccabi Rehovot (#6) on the road in the next round. Hapoel Afula will play against Hapoel Migd.H. (#7) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel G/A: J.Cannon 20+18reb+1ast, K.Casey 12+10reb+4ast, O.Lev 9+1reb+2ast, T.Slutsky 8+2reb+1ast, A.Gershon 7+3reb+2ast, O.Tal 5+3reb
Hapoel K/S: D.Livingston 29+16reb+2ast, A.Cohen 15+1reb+2ast, T.Watson 7+6reb+1ast, G.Gilinski 7+5reb+5ast, R.Trotsky 4+3reb+1ast, E.Rotemberg 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 498461


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Hap.R/G Givat. 78-87

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (10-5) in Nes Ziyona on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by third ranked Hap.R/G Givat. (10-5) 87-78. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Ironi Nes-Ziona. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Hap.R/G Givat. made 23-of-28 free shots (82.1 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for Yaniv Solomon (201-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) helped adding 23 points. Four Hap.R/G Givat. players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American forward Billy McShepard (208-87, college: Valdosta St., agency: Blacktop Management) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Elad Hofman (192-85) scored 17 points and 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Hap.R/G Givat. moved-up to second place, which they share with defeated Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hap.R/G Givat. is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Maccabi Raanana (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: E.Hofman 17+3reb+5ast, B.McShepard 15+10reb+1ast, G.Gutt 13+4reb+1ast, L.Roberts 9+6reb, G.Amitay 9+1reb+4ast, T.Michael Dunne 8+3reb+3ast
Hap.R/G Givat.: R.Madden 23+3reb+3ast, J.Olasewere 19+8reb, J.Nir 18+5reb, Y.Solomon 17+9reb+4ast, L.Lifshitz 6+7reb+2ast, U.Kokia 4+8reb+3ast
gschID: 498464


Hapoel Migd.H. - Hap.Haifa 88-81

The game in Tarshicha was also worth to mention about. 7th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (8-7). Hapoel Migd.H. managed to secure a 7-point victory 88-81. Hapoel Migd.H. made 22-of-29 charity shots (75.9 percent) during the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Hap.Haifa was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was an exceptional evening for American-Puerto Rican Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 15 rebounds. American swingman Marcus Relphorde (198-88, college: Colorado) accounted for 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Hapoel Migd.H. players scored in double figures. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line) and guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists respectively for Hap.Haifa in the defeat. Hapoel Migd.H. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A. Newly promoted Hap.Haifa dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. Hapoel Migd.H. will play against Hapoel Afula (#11) on the road in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against Hasharon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hap.Haifa: J.Burrows 33+12reb+5ast, D.Huertas 19+2reb+3ast, O.Zinderman 10+3reb+1ast, I.Nanikashvili 9+6reb+10ast, T.Parselani 6+7reb+2ast, M.Niv 4+1ast
Hapoel Migd.H.: M.Relphorde 27+7reb+4ast, C.Gaston 22+15reb+3ast, C.Rosenberg 11+2reb, L.Ariely 11+1reb+3ast, Y.Holodov 9+1reb+5ast, A.Levin 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 498465


Maccabi H/H - Hapoel B/S 64-73

Very predictable result in Hod Hasharon where second ranked Hapoel B/S (11-4) defeated 9th ranked Hasharon (7-8) 73-64 on Tuesday. They outrebounded Hasharon 45-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. Hapoel B/S looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for swingman Ohad Cohen (194-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 11 points and 6 rebounds. American guard Anthony Fisher (191-86) helped adding 13 points and 6 assists. Four Hapoel B/S players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) with 15 points and 6 rebounds and power forward Carmel Bouchman (205-91, college: Temple) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hapoel B/S have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader. Loser Hasharon dropped to the tenth place with eight games lost. Hapoel B/S will face Ironi Kiryat Ata (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hasharon will play against Hap.Haifa and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi H/H: S.Warren 15+6reb+1ast, C.Bouchman 12+8reb+2ast, O.Shaashoua 9+2reb+2ast, S.Basis 8+1ast, V.Teel 7+5reb+2ast, I.Simin 6+3reb+4ast
Hapoel B/S: A.Fisher 13+1reb+6ast, D.Shamriz 12+6reb+2ast, T.Ariely 12+2reb+3ast, O.Cohen 11+6reb+3ast, J.Allen 9+11reb, B.Eisenhardt 6+7reb+2ast
gschID: 498463





Olimpico de La Banda lands Greg Logins, ex Ramat Hasharon - by Facundo Iatzky

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) tabbed 29-year old American forward Greg Logins (203-105kg-88, college: Canisius, agency: HMS). He supposed to play at Ramat Hasharon in Israeli National League. In 9 games he averaged 11.3ppg, 8.2rpg and 2.4apg this season. The last season Logins played at NINERS Chemnitz in German ProA where in 28 games he had 12.2ppg, 8.5rpg (#5 in the league) and 2.0apg. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 2nd Team.
His team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2010.
Logins is a very experienced player. And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on five different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian, Latin American, African and of course North American leagues. Logins has played previously professionally in Finland (Namika Lr and Tapiolan Honka), Japan (Fukuoka Rizing), Mexico (Barreteros) and Morocco (IRT Tanger).
He attended Canisius College until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Group A

Jan. 21: Fiorentina - Bottegone
Jan. 21: Varese Robur - USE Basket
Jan. 21: Siena Virtus - Montecatini
Jan. 22: Sangiorgese - Omegna
Jan. 22: Valsesia - Moncalieri
Jan. 22: Domodossola - Piombino
Jan. 22: San Miniato - Oleggio
Jan. 22: Cecina - Firenze Enic

Group B

Jan. 21: San Vendemiano - Volpino AltoSeb.
Jan. 21: Milano Urania - Crema
Jan. 21: Piacenza - Vicenza
Jan. 21: Iseo - Padova
Jan. 22: Lecco - Orzinuovi GaGa
Jan. 22: Reggio Emilia - Desio
Jan. 22: Cento - Bergamo
Jan. 22: Sestu - Faenza

Group C

Jan. 18: Roma S.Azzurra - Roma Luiss 74-79
Jan. 21: Roma S.Azzurra - Napoli Cuore
Jan. 21: Forli Tigers - Cefalu
Jan. 22: Barcellona - Roma Vis Nova
Jan. 22: Viterbo SA - Palestrina
Jan. 22: Catanzaro - Patti
Jan. 22: Teramo - Scauri
Jan. 22: Valmontone - Cassino
Jan. 22: Maddaloni - Roma Luiss

Group D

Jan. 22: Bisceglie - Isernia
Jan. 22: Senigallia - Rimini
Jan. 22: Valdiceppo - Montegrano
Jan. 22: Monteroni - Pescara
Jan. 22: Giulianova - Taranto
Jan. 22: San Severo - Ortona
Jan. 22: Campli - Venafro
Jan. 22: Porto S.Elpidio - Matera


Best players of Italian Serie A2 round 17 - by Eurobasket News

American Jesse Perry (200-F-89) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Treviso Basket and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Serie A2 Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 27-year old forward had a double-double of 24 points and fifteen rebounds, while his team edged out Mantova (#5, 10-7) 71-70. Treviso Basket maintains the 2nd position in their group in Italian Serie A2. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Treviso Basket will need more victories to improve their 13-4 record. In the team's last game Perry had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Treviso Basket's top player in his first season with the team. University of Arizona graduate has very impressive stats this year. Perry is in league's top in rebounds (4th best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 51.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 28-year old American forward DeShawn Sims (203-F-88) of Rieti. Sims impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Bad luck as Rieti lost that game 82-87 to the higher-ranked Treviglio (#10, 8-8). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the top position in West. Rieti keeps 13th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-11 record. Sims is a newcomer at Rieti and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.9ppg (#5). He also registered 7.3 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Cristopher Mortellaro (207-F/C-82) of Chieti (#12). Mortellaro scored 15 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Chieti, leading his team to a 83-74 win against slightly lower-ranked Bondi Ferrara (#13, 6-11). The chances of Chieti not to end season at such low position in East, however are less than slim as they have already lost 10 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Mortellaro could try to bring Chieti's a little bit higher in the standings. Mortellaro has a very solid season. In 16 games in Italy he scored 14.1ppg. He also has 8.9rpg and FGP: 60.1%. Cristopher Mortellaro has also Italian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Mike Myers (206-F-92) of Mens Sana 1871 - 27 points and 12 rebounds
5. Mike Hall (203-F-84) of Angelico Biella - 19 points and 17 rebounds
6. Timothy Bowers (188-PG-82) of Jesi - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Jalen Reynolds (208-F-92) of Recanati - 20 points and 14 rebounds
8. Glenn Cosey (183-PG-92) of Tortona - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Angelo Gigli (209-F/C-83) of FCM Ferentino - 17 points and 13 rebounds
10. Taylor Smith (199-F/C-91) of Ravenna - 17 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)



Dario Scodavolpe is a newcomer at Sestu - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Pirates Accademia Basket Sestu strengthened their roster with addition of experienced 34-year old swingman Dario Scodavolpe (193-83) from Virtus Valmontone. In 25 Serie B games he recorded very impressive stats: 18.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 3.0apg last season.
The previous (14-15) season Scodavolpe played at Formia Meta.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for eight other teams: Pavia Basket, Firenze Enic, Latina Basket, Riva del Garda, Rovereto, Ostuni, Tadino and Rieti.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A physically strong swingman, who defends hard and can score.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ludovico De Paoli is a newcomer at Lecco - by Eurobasket News

Basket Lecco (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 25-year old power forward Ludovico De Paoli (207-97kg-92, agency: Two Points) from Etomilu Giulianova. In 16 Serie B games he recorded 6.8ppg and 4.9rpg this season. The last season De Paoli played at BCC Corvengenze Agropoli (Serie A). But in 21 games he averaged just 0.6ppg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league.
De Paoli represented Italy at the Albert Schweitzer International Tournament in Mannheim (Unofficial World Championships U18) seven years ago.
He has played previously for six other teams: Benetton Treviso, Treviglio, Taranto, Riva del Garda, San Severo and Roma S.Azzurra.
The scouts decsribe him following way: A promising inside player who has talent and athletic skills to play even the 3 position if needed. He's very quick for his size and excels in grabbing offensive rebounds.

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Jordan Losi signs at San Severo - by Eurobasket News

Basket Citta' Di San Severo (Serie B) landed experienced 37-year old point guard Jordan Losi (182-80) from Cefalu Basket. In 15 Serie B games he averaged 9.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 6.0apg and 1.9spg this season. The last season Losi played at Bondi Ferrara (Serie A) where in 30 games he had 9.2ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.0apg and 1.9spg.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Italian Nazionale B Group A Play-Off in 2012. Losi received also Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has spent his entire career in Italy playing for seven other teams: Verona, Fortituto Kontatto Bologna, Cento, Castenaso, Mantova, Tortona and Castenaso.
It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at San Severo.
Losi is described as: A PG with great leadership and court vision, has great scoring skills too, above all in penetration.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Lagana left AV Cantu - by Eurobasket News

24-year old shooting guard Marco Lagana (197-80kg-93) left Acqua Vitasnella Cantu (Serie A). Lagana has played there for the last three years. But in four Serie A games he had just 0.5ppg this season. He played there also last season where in 5 Serie A games he recorded 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Lagana was voted Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Youth Player of the Year back in 2014.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. Lagana's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 6.3%, FT: 61.9%.
Lagana has played previously for two other teams: Grissin Bon RE and Angelico Biella.
On Lagana: A quickly maturing PG, who is adding quarterbacking skills and court vision to his great scoring skills. Needs to be more continous, and of some more playing time.

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Yande Fall signs at Senigallia - by Eurobasket News

Pallacanestro Senigallia (Serie B) landed 27-year old naturalized Senegalese power forward Yande Fall (200-90). He started the season at Tezenis Verona in the Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 5 games he averaged just 0.6ppg and 2.6rpg this season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Fall ended the last season at Latina Basket (Serie A). In three games he had 6.3ppg and 4.7rpg. But the most of that year he spent at Napoli Basket. In 27 Serie B games he recorded 5.4ppg and 5.5rpg.
Fall played in the final of Italian DNC Group G in 2014.
He has played previously for three other teams: Catanzaro, CZG Veroli and Ostuni.

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria tabs Marco Lagana - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) inked 24-year old shooting guard Marco Lagana (197-80kg-93). He played recently at AV Cantu (Serie A), but left the team earlier this month. Lagana has played there for the last three years. In four games he averaged just 0.5ppg this season. Serie A2 will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Lagana played also at AV Cantu (also in Serie A). In 5 games he had 3.2ppg and 1.2rpg.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Youth Player of the Year award back in 2014.
Lagana represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Tallinn (Estonia) four years ago. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.5apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 41.2%, 3PT: 6.3%, FT: 61.9%.
Lagana has played previously for two other teams: Grissin Bon RE and Angelico Biella.
His game is described as: A quickly maturing PG, who is adding quarterbacking skills and court vision to his great scoring skills. Needs to be more continous, and of some more playing time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  JAMAICA  


KW Titans ink Kevin Foster - by Eurobasket News

Kitchener-Waterloo Titans (NBL Canada) agreed terms with 28-year old Jamaican power forward Kevin Foster (203-104kg-89, college: Fresno State). He played last summer at Broncos in Venezuelan LNB league. He helped them to win the LNB title (twice) (also twice). Quite impressive season as he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Venezuelan LNB Imported Player of the Year and named to All-Imports Team.
Part of last season Foster spent at Gold in U.S. semi-pro league ABA. He also played that season for Daytona Beach Sharks in U.S. semi-pro league ABA.
In 2013 Foster was drafted by Reno Bighorns (D-League) in second round (19th overall).
The former Fresno State staris in his fourth season in pro basketball.
Foster was voted Runner back in 2011 at his college time.
Foster has played previously professionally in Argentina (Huracan) and ABA (Tampa Bay R. and Daytona B. S.).

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @nblcanada)

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  JAPAN  

Standings - JBL

B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 26-4 
 2. Sanen 17-13 
 3. Niigata Albirex 16-14 
 4. Hitachi SR 14-14 
 5. Yokohama BC 11-19 
 6. Toyama Grouses 5-25 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 23-5 
 2. Tochigi Brex 22-6 
 3. Chiba Jets 19-11 
 4. Akita NH 8-22 
 5. Sendai 89ers 8-22 
 6. Hokkaido L. 7-23 
West
 1. SeaHorses 21-6 
 2. Nagoya DD 19-11 
 3. Osaka Evessa 16-13 
 4. Ryukyu GK 14-16 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 13-17 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 6-24 

Regular Season: Round 31

Jan. 17: Sendai 89ers - Toyota Alvark 80-91
Jan. 18: Tochigi Brex - Chiba Jets 80-67
Jan. 18: Akita NH - Hokkaido L. 80-58
Jan. 18: Sanen - Toyama Grouses 79-68
Jan. 18: Niigata Albirex - Yokohama BC 74-72
Jan. 18: Ryukyu GK - Kyoto Hannar. 70-66
Jan. 18: Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 69-66
Jan. 18: Shiga L-Stars - Nagoya DD 62-75
Jan. 19: SeaHorses - Osaka Evessa


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 28.3
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT28.3 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.9 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.9 
 4. White, Sendai19.7 
 5. Rossiter, Tochigi .19.2 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.6 
 7. Garrett, Toyota A.18.1 
 8. Chapman, Niigata .17.7 
 9. Gillenwater, Toyota A.17.5 
 10. Kanamaru, SeaHo.17.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.6 
 2. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.3 
 3. Butts, SeaHorses11.7 
 4. Fazekas, Toshiba BT11.5 
 5. White, Sendai10.8 
 6. Willard, Toyama G.10.7 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota A.10.0 
 8. Spangler, Toshi.9.5 
 9. Childress, Sanen9.3 
 10. Kotzur, Kyoto H.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Yuki TOGASHI
  Chiba Jets
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.2 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses3.9 
 3. Suzuki, Sanen3.7 
 4. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.7 
 5. Uto, Toyama G.3.7 
 6. Hatakeyama, Niigata .3.6 
 7. Namizato, Shiga L.3.6 
 8. Igarashi, Niigata .3.6 
 9. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.6 
 10. Garrett, Toyota A.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kenta HIROSE
  Hitachi SR
  (193-G-85)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.2 
 2. Vendrame, Hitac.2.0 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.9 
 4. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.8 
 5. Parker, Chiba Jets1.7 
 6. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.7 
 7. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 8. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 9. Garrett, Toyota A.1.6 
 10. Gibbs, Tochigi Brex1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Clint CHAPMAN
  Niigata .
  (208-F/C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Chapman, Niigata .2.1 
 2. Harrellson, Osaka E.1.8 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.5 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Edwards, SeaHorses1.3 
 7. Pittman, Toyama G.1.3 
 8. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.1 
 10. Gibson, Osaka E.1.1 



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  KOSOVO  


Trepca adds Turpin to their roster, ex Champville - by Eurobasket News

KB Trepca Mitrovice (SuperLeague) added to their roster 28-year old American center Kiel Turpin (213-109kg-89, college: Florida State, agency: Three Eye Sports). He played last summer at Champville in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. The last season Turpin played at Energy Invest (Superleague) in Georgia where in 28 games he had very impressive stats: 15.8ppg, 13.1rpg (leader !!!), 1.3spg and 3.0bpg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was selected Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Import Player of the Year, Center of the Year and named to 1st Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NJCAA D2 championship title for two years in a row (2010 and 2011).
Turpin is a very experienced player.
He graduated from Florida State in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo



Ylli inks Trae Anderson - by Eurobasket News

Golden Eagle Ylli (SuperLeague) agreed terms with American small forward Trae Anderson (196-107kg). He just graduated from E.Illinois (NCAA). In 30 games he had 14.7ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg last season. Quite impressive year as he was named to All-OVC 1st Team.
As mentioned above Anderson is just out of college, so it will be his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo



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  LATVIA  

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 15-1 
 2. Valmiera 11-7 
 3. Jekabpils 10-7 
 4. VEF Riga 9-2 
 5. Jurmala 8-11 
 6. Barons Riga 7-9 
 7. Liepaja/Triobet 7-10 
 8. BK Ogre 6-10 
 9. Valka/Valga 3-7 
 10. LU 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 18: Valka/Valga - Valmiera 81-91
Jan. 18: Barons Riga - Jekabpils 76-85
Jan. 18: Jurmala - LU 67-69
Jan. 21: Valka/Valga - Jurmala
Jan. 22: LU - Jekabpils


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Tyler LARSON
  Barons Riga
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 16.6
 1. Larson, Barons Riga16.6 
 2. Jogela, Barons Riga16.3 
 3. Kaufmanis, Valmiera15.1 
 4. Blums, VEF Riga15.0 
 5. Laksa, Valmiera14.8 
 6. Geks, Barons Riga14.6 
 7. Saage, Valka/Valga14.3 
 8. Stumbris, Jekabpils13.8 
 9. Pitts, Valmiera13.0 
 10. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils12.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Davis ROZITIS
  Liepaja/.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Rozitis, Liepaja/.8.4 
 2. Krestinin, Barons R.7.9 
 3. Iljins, Jurmala7.5 
 4. Aleksejevs, Jekabpils7.2 
 5. Selakovs, Jekabpils7.2 
 6. Strelnieks, Jurmala7.1 
 7. Jonats, Valmiera7.1 
 8. Zakis, Ventspils6.6 
 9. Butjankovs, Liepaja/.6.5 
 10. Raadik, Valka/Valga6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.6.8 
 2. Jeromanovs, Jurma.6.7 
 3. Sirsnins, Jekabpils5.9 
 4. Plavnieks, BK Ogre5.5 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga5.4 
 6. Larson, Barons Riga4.8 
 7. Pitts, Valmiera4.8 
 8. Vitols, BK Ogre4.8 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga4.6 
 10. Dargais, Barons R.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Malcolm GRIFFIN
  Liepaja/.
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Griffin, Liepaja/.3.0 
 2. Skele, VEF Riga2.3 
 3. Larson, Barons Riga2.0 
 4. Richard, VEF Riga2.0 
 5. Gaddy, VEF Riga1.8 
 6. Campbell, Ventspils1.8 
 7. Jogela, Barons Riga1.6 
 8. Krestinin, Barons R.1.6 
 9. Saage, Valka/Valga1.6 
 10. Sirsnins, Jekabpils1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Kaspars BERZINS
  BK Ogre
  (213-PF-85)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Berzins, BK Ogre1.5 
 2. Grazulis, Ventspils1.4 
 3. Pollard, Liepaja/.1.4 
 4. Mejeris, VEF Riga1.3 
 5. Rozitis, Liepaja/.1.1 
 6. Mbodj, Ventspils1.1 
 7. Niedra, BK Ogre0.9 
 8. Rozitis, Jurmala0.9 
 9. Zelionis, Ventspils0.8 
 10. Larson, Barons Riga0.8 


Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 12-0 
 2. Kekava 11-1 
 3. ViA 10-2 
 4. Jelgava 9-4 
 5. Marupe 8-6 
 6. RSU 7-5 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 5-6 
 8. Limbazi 4-7 
 9. RTU 3-9 
 10. Gulbenes Buki 1-9 
 11. Saldus 1-12 
 12. Livani 0-10 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 9-0 
 2. DSN/SB 5-3 
 3. VEF skola 4-2 
 4. Valmiera/ORDO-2 4-3 
 5. LU/BS Riga 3-3 
 6. Madona 3-4 
 7. Jekabpils II 2-6 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 1-4 
 9. BJBS Riga 0-6 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 7

Jan. 17: VEF skola - Valmiera/ORDO-2 95-68
Jan. 17: VeA - Jekabpils II 82-80
Jan. 18: BJBS Riga - Riga/Ridzene 81-104
Jan. 18: Turiba - Kekava 75-71
Jan. 18: Ogre/Kumho Tyre - Jelgava 70-92
Jan. 18: Marupe - ViA 69-91
Jan. 17: Saldus - RSU 61-83
Jan. 19: DSN/SB - Riga/Ridzene
Jan. 20: RTU - Limbazi
Jan. 21: LU/BS Riga - VEF skola
Jan. 21: Valmiera/ORDO-2 - Madona
Jan. 21: Gulbenes Buki - Ogre/Kumho Tyre


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Edgars KRUMINS
  Jelgava
  (194-G/F-86)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Krumins, Jelgava23.4 
 2. Miezis, Kekava22.9 
 3. Ginters, RSU22.8 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.21.7 
 5. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.18.8 
 6. Saknitis, Kekava18.7 
 7. Skute, Madona18.7 
 8. Jansons, VEF skola18.7 
 9. Zotovs, VEF skola16.4 
 10. Osins, Limbazi16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Agnis CAVARS
  Kekava
  (196-F-86)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Cavars, Kekava11.9 
 2. Dubults, ViA11.6 
 3. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.6 
 4. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki9.6 
 5. Gertners, DSN/.9.5 
 6. Krumins, Jelgava9.4 
 7. Skute, Madona9.2 
 8. Strelis, Livani8.8 
 9. Viksna, Livani8.8 
 10. Lasmanis, Ogre/Kum.8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Edgars BUIKIS
  Saldus
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Buikis, Saldus8.1 
 2. Justovics, Jelgava7.8 
 3. Kohanovs, ViA6.7 
 4. Bikovs, RTU6.2 
 5. Osins, Limbazi6.0 
 6. Endzels, Turiba6.0 
 7. Paze, Marupe5.6 
 8. Zotovs, VEF skola5.6 
 9. Pabrieza, Livani5.4 
 10. Vecens, Marupe5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Kekava
  (189-F-91)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Miezis, Kekava3.7 
 2. Mikulskiy, VeA3.0 
 3. Bikovs, RTU2.9 
 4. Dambis, BJBS R.2.8 
 5. Osins, Limbazi2.6 
 6. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 7. Zotovs, VEF skola2.5 
 8. Skripka, Madona2.5 
 9. Berzins, Valmier.2.3 
 10. Brants, Madona2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Engers, ViA1.4 
 3. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 4. Kravcenko, Limbazi1.3 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.1 
 7. Jurjans, RSU1.1 
 8. Skute, Madona1.1 
 9. Viksna, Livani1.1 
 10. Brencs, Limbazi0.9 



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  LEBANON  

Standings - Division A

Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Homenetmen 8-1 
 2. Byblos 7-2 
 3. Al Riyadi 7-3 
 4. Louaize 5-4 
 5. Moutahed 5-4 
 6. Tadamon 4-5 
 7. Mayrouba 3-6 
 8. Sagesse 3-6 
 9. Champville 3-7 
 10. Hoops 1-8 

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 18: Al Riyadi - Champville 92-81
Jan. 21: Mayrouba - Sagesse
Jan. 19: Homenetmen - Louaize
Jan. 19: Byblos - Moutahed
Jan. 20: Hoops - Tadamon


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 34.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse34.7 
 2. Johnson, Louaize25.4 
 3. Morris, Tadamon25.2 
 4. Jackson, Homen.25.0 
 5. Rembert, Champville24.6 
 6. Spencer, Moutahed24.3 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.0 
 8. Daniels, Moutahed22.5 
 9. Khatib, Homenetmen22.2 
 10. Ebi, Byblos21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BOHANNON
  Mayrouba
  (210-F-91)
  Avg: 14.6
 1. Bohannon, Mayrouba14.6 
 2. Garrett, Hoops13.4 
 3. Townes, Champville13.0 
 4. Ebi, Byblos12.2 
 5. Holton, Tadamon11.9 
 6. Majok, Homenetmen11.0 
 7. Upshaw, Mayrouba10.4 
 8. Johnson, Louaize9.2 
 9. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.0 
 10. Galloway, Homen.8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Galloway, Homen.8.0 
 2. Khalil, Tadamon8.0 
 3. Mezher, Hoops7.0 
 4. Spencer, Moutahed5.1 
 5. Johnson, Louaize5.1 
 6. Arakji, Al Riyadi4.8 
 7. Cage, Mayrouba4.8 
 8. Rembert, Champville4.7 
 9. Akl, Byblos4.1 
 10. Tucker, Byblos4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Galloway, Homen.2.4