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  ABA LEAGUE  



Samardziski is back at Mega Leks - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Leks (KLS) added to their roster 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Mega Leks as he has played here before. Samardziski played last season at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg. Samardziski also played that season for Mega Leks where in 7 Adriatic League games he recorded 10.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Samardziski won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team in 2015.
Samardziski represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
On Samardziski: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Krstic may be back at Partizan - by Eurobasket News

BC Partizan NiS Beograd (KLS) is close to sign experienced 34-year old Serbian ex-international center Nenad Krstic (212-112kg-83, agency: BeoBasket) who played last time at Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in Turkey. It is actually his comeback to Partizan as he has played here before. The last season he was tested by Anadolu Efes (also in BSL) in Turkish.
In 2002 Krstic was drafted by New Jersey Nets (NBA) in first round (24th overall).
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish Cup in 2015. Krstic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 2nd Team in 2015.
He represented Serbia at the European Championships in Slovenia four years ago. His stats at that event were 10 games: 15.4ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.6apg, FGP: 53.2%, FT: 63.3%.
Krstic has played previously professionally in Russia (CSKA Moscow and Zenit) and NBA (Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder).
He could be described: Very long. Very good mobility. Talented offensive player. Good touch around the rim. Nice mid-range shot. Lacks defensive toughness.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 19-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-10 
 3. Regatas C. 15-11 
 4. Instituto 14-11 
 5. Quimsa 13-13 
 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 20-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 17-8 
 3. Weber Bahia 16-10 
 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. 19: San Lorenzo - Estudiantes C. 99-79
Jan. 18: San Martin C. - Echague 99-71
Jan. 18: Obras Basket - Hispano Am. 84-92
Jan. 19: Weber Bahia - Quimsa 80-76
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
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.0 
 2. Green, Instituto19.0 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 4. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 5. Quinteros, Regat.18.4 
 6. Baxley, Atenas18.1 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
 8. Vildoza, Libertad S.16.3 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.16.2 
 10. Reed, Penarol16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.10.0 
 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, Quimsa4.7 
 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. Tucker, Estudian.1.7 
 7. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 9. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.8 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 6. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 8. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 13-4 
 2. San Isidro 12-6 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-6 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 5-13 
 6. SP Las Parejas 4-14 
Center South
 1. Parque Sur 12-7 
 2. Ciclista 12-7 
 3. Temperley 10-7 
 4. Platense 10-8 
 5. Rocamora 9-9 
 6. La Union 5-12 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-15 
North
 1. Hindu 15-3 
 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 9-9 
 5. Atenas Carmen 7-11 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-13 

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. 19: Alianza Viedma - Petr.Argentino 78-70
Jan. 18: Gimnasia LP - Huracan 76-82
Jan. 14: Petr.Argentino - Ciclista 74-89
Jan. 14: Rocamora - Estudiantes O. 73-72
Jan. 19: Platense - Parque Sur 69-70
Jan. 14: Platense - Huracan 67-88
Jan. 18: Villa San Martin - Obera TC 67-72
Jan. 16: Olimpo BB - Ciclista 66-58
Jan. 19: BHY Tiro Federal - Hindu 61-74
Jan. 16: Temperley - Huracan 56-57


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. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.5 
 9. Montes Cardo., Obera T.18.3 
 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, Hindu5.7 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.5.1 
 6. Rusconi, Gimnasia.4.9 
 7. Franco, Alianza .4.8 
 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. Pais, Platense2.2 
 4. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.2 
 5. Lopez, Independ.2.2 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 7. Eseverri, Salta B.2.1 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF2.0 
 9. Gago, Petr.Arg.2.0 
 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. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 7. Morales, Villa S.0.9 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 9. Brown, La Union0.8 
 10. Johnson, Estudian.0.8 


Argentinian LigaA round 27 best performance: Derrick Caracter - by Eurobasket News

American Center Derrick Caracter (206-C-88) put on an amazing game in the last round for Echague, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 27.
The 28-year old player had a double-double of 26 points and 14 rebounds, while his team crushed Olimpico LB (#6, 13-14) with 18-point margin 105-87. Echague maintains the 10th position in their group in Argentinian LigaA. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 22 games and recorded just four victories. Caracter turned to be Echague's top player in his first season with the team. Derrick Caracter averages just after three games 14.3ppg and 8.7rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young international guard Luca Vildoza (190-G-95) of Quilmes MP. Vildoza had a very good evening with 26 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for Quilmes MP to edge the higher-ranked Quimsa (#5, 13-12) 83-78. Quilmes MP's 8th position in Norte has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-15 record. Vildoza is a newcomer at Quilmes MP, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.3ppg (#8). He also recorded 3.6 assists per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American center Torin Francis (210-C-83) of La Union (#7). Francis scored 18 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Francis' great performance La Union lost 75-81 to the higher-ranked San Martin C. (#1, 19-6). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of La Union ranking at the top of Norte, however are very questionable as they have already lost 14 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Francis could help La Union to bring them higher in the standings. Francis has a great season in Argentina. After 26 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 8.3rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Justin Williams (206-F/C-84) of Olimpico LB - 14 points and 12 rebounds
5. Juan Pablo Vaulet (198-SF-96) of Weber Bahia - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88) of Weber Bahia - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Lucio Redivo (183-G-94) of Weber Bahia - 25 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists
8. Nicolas Romano (200-F-87) of Quimsa - 18 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Jerome Meyinsse (207-C-88) of San Lorenzo - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Dar Tucker (193-SG-88) of Estudiantes C. - 19 points, 10 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)



Instituto tests Javier Barra - by Facundo Iatzky

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) signed 20-year old Chilean center Javier Barra (211-97). He played last season at the junior team of Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league.
Barra represented Chile at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Barra has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Chile (Universidad de Concepcion) and Spain (CAI Zaragoza).
Barra Wil play first with junior team in Development League and then he might join the senior team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Buscaino is a newcomer at San Vendemiano - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Damian Buscaino (201-85). He has played for the last two years at Edimes Pavia in Serie B. However his team withdrew from the league. In 28 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Buscaino helped his team to make it to the DNB Group C Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Pescara, Olbia Basket, Atri, Rovereto, Pordenone, Valenza and Rovereto.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Salta Basket adds Okoye to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Salta Basket (TNA) added to their roster 31-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) power forward Ike Okoye (206-86, college: Boise State, agency: Aspire Sports). He started the season at CD Valdivia in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 9 games he recorded 14.9ppg, 12.4rpg and 1.4apg this season. The last summer Okoye played at 25 de Agosto in Uruguayan Ascenso where in 8 games he averaged impressive 17.5ppg, 11.9rpg and 1.4apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted Latinbasket.com All-Chilean Liga Nacional Center of the Year in 2015.
Okoye is quite experienced player. Thanks to his pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America) in ten different countries. Okoye has played previously professionally also in Estonia (TLU/Kalev), Finland, Germany, Holland, Poland (Stelmet), Romania, Spain (Palencia Baloncesto and Sammic Iraurgi Saski Baloia), Argentina (Sport Club) and Bolivia (La Salle Tarija).
He attended Boise State until 2010 and it is his seventh season as a professional player.
The scouts decsribe him following way: Ike is a triple threat post man - scorer. He can score with his back to the buck with good footwork. He can face up and shoot or face up and drive to the rim and finish. He is fast in transition and aggressive on rebounds especially defensive rebounds. Good court vision and goog basketball IQ. Great character on and off the court.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 16-7 
 2. Hawks 12-10 
 3. United 11-11 
 4. Kings 11-12 
 5. Wildcats 10-11 
 6. Breakers 10-12 
 7. Taipans 9-11 
 8. Bullets 9-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 19: 36ers - Bullets 101-68
Jan. 20: Wildcats - Taipans
Jan. 20: Hawks - Breakers
Jan. 21: Bullets - United
Jan. 21: 36ers - Kings
Jan. 22: Taipans - Hawks
Jan. 22: Breakers - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Ware, United22.6 
 2. Randle, 36ers22.2 
 3. Prather, Wildcats20.4 
 4. Newley, Kings17.4 
 5. Goulding, United17.2 
 6. Lisch, Kings17.0 
 7. Clarke, Hawks17.0 
 8. Penney, Breakers16.7 
 9. Sobey, 36ers16.2 
 10. Johnson, 36ers15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 2. Boone, United7.8 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.7 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.0 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers6.7 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Knight, Wildcats6.5 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.5 
 10. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.0 
 4. Ware, United4.4 
 5. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 6. Newley, Kings4.2 
 7. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 8. Sobey, 36ers3.8 
 9. Worthington, Taipa.3.7 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin DILLARD
  Breakers
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Dillard, Breakers3.3 
 2. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 8. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 9. Newley, Kings1.3 
 10. Trice, Taipans1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel MCKAY
  Wildcats
  (206-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. McKay, Wildcats1.8 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 4. Boone, United1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.1 
 6. Carter, Breakers1.0 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Jervis, Bullets0.7 
 9. Maric, Kings0.7 
 10. Wesley, United0.7 



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  BALKAN LEAGUE  

BIBL standings

Balkan League Standings
Group A
 1 Kumanovo 6-3 
 2 Beroe 6-3 
 3 Kozuv 4-5 
 4 Teodo Tivat 4-5 
 5 Bashkimi 4-5 
 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. 19: Kozuv - Kumanovo 89-71
Jan. 17: Sigal Prishtina - Bashkimi 87-81

B

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

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Jan. 24: Bashkimi - Teodo Tivat
Jan. 24: Kozuv - Sigal Prishtina
Jan. 24: Beroe - Kumanovo

B

Jan. 25: Sutjeska - Trepca
Jan. 25: Peja - SK Tirana
Jan. 25: Karpos Sokoli - Feni Industries



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Nevezis 8-3 
 3 Rapla 8-4 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 2-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 8-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 5-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 18: Nevezis - Liepaja/Triobet 98-75
Jan. 17: Parnu - Barsy Atyrau 92-96
Jan. 19: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 84-86 OT
Jan. 17: Tarvas - COR-Borisfen 75-59
Jan. 19: TTU - COR-Borisfen 108-97
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


Overview of Round 13 - by Eurobasket News

Group A
Aris - Fraport SKY 58-64

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Thessaloniki where 4th placed Greek Aris (8-5) were defeated by fifth ranked German Deutsche Bank Skyliners (6-7) 64-58 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 30-22 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners forced 21 Aris turnovers. Aris were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard A.J. English (192-92, college: Iona) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import guard Kwame Vaughn (190-90, college: CS Fullerton) chipped in 19 points. At the losing side center Vasileios Kavvadas (204-91) responded with 11 points and 4 blocks and power forward Michalis Tsairelis (206-88) scored 13 points. Four Aris players scored in double figures. Aris' coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Deutsche Bank Skyliners maintains fifth place in Group A with 6-7 record. Loser Aris keep the fourth position with five games lost. Deutsche Bank Skyliners will face Ironi Nahariya (#6) at home in the next round. Aris will play against the league's leader Monaco and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Aris: M.Tsairelis 13+1reb, W.Cummings 11+3reb, V.Kavvadas 11+3reb+2ast, V.Jankovic 10+2reb+1ast, T.Zaras 9+4reb, T.Dragicevic 2+5reb+3ast
Fraport SKY: A.English 19+5reb, K.Vaughn 19+1reb+3ast, N.Kiel 6+2reb, S.Huff 5+8reb+1ast, S.Shields 5+2reb+1ast, M.Morrison 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 510391


Ironi Nahariya - Bakken 101-62

Rather predictable result when sixth ranked Israeli Ironi Nahariya (5-8) smashed at home bottom-ranked Danish Bakken (1-12) 101-62 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Ironi Nahariya led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Bakken's 26. Ironi Nahariya forced 20 Bakken turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Bakken's players. American guard Nick Faust (198-93, college: Long Beach St.) stepped up and scored 30 points and 6 rebounds for the winners and Ukrainian-Israeli power forward Igor Nesterenko (203-90) chipped in 16 points. At the losing side Estonian forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 13 points and 5 rebounds and American guard Eric Palm (188-87, college: McKendree) scored 13 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Nahariya maintains sixth place in Group A with 5-8 record. Bakken lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. Ironi Nahariya will face higher ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (#5) in Frankfurt in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bakken will play at home against the league's second-placed Banvit and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bakken: E.Palm 13+4reb+3ast, K.Kitsing 13+5reb+2ast, D.Akoon-Purcell 11+5reb+1ast, T.Laerke 10+3reb+1ast, C.Christoffersen 7+11reb, A.Darboe 5+5reb
Ironi Nahariya: N.Faust 30+6reb, I.Nesterenko 16+4reb+3ast, S.Douglass 12+7reb+2ast, J.Skjoldebrand 11+1reb+1ast, Y.Gates 11+3reb+1ast, G.Brown 9+2reb+1ast
gschID: 510392


Banvit BK - Helios 74-56

Not a big story in a game in Balikesir where 7th ranked Slovenian Helios (2-11) were defeated by second ranked Turkish Banvit (10-3) 74-56 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 38-18 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Banvit dominated on the defensive end, holding Helios to just 4 points in fourth quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Helios' 22. They outrebounded Helios 37-23 including 24 on the defensive glass. Helios were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Jordan Theodore (182-89, college: Seton Hall) stepped up and scored 15 points and 9 assists for the winners and Polish power forward Damian Kulig (205-87, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four Banvit players scored in double figures. Banvit's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American guard Brandyn Curry (187-91, college: Harvard) responded with 17 points and 6 assists and Czech Tomas Kyzlink (195-93) scored 13 points. Banvit maintains second place in Group A with 10-3 record behind leader Monaco. Defending Slovenian champion Helios keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Banvit will face bottom-ranked Bakken (#8) in Aarhus in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Helios will play at home against CEZ Nymburk and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Helios: B.Curry 17+3reb+6ast, T.Kyzlink 13+4reb+1ast, A.Bratec 11+1reb+1ast, S.Atanackovic 7+6reb+3ast, U.Gorjanc 6+2reb+1ast, C.Remekun 2+3reb
Banvit BK: J.Theodore 15+3reb+9ast, E.Muric 15+5reb, G.Vidmar 14+7reb+1ast, D.Kulig 13+9reb+1ast, T.Gecim 9+1reb+3ast, F.Korkmaz 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 510390


CEZ Nymburk - Monaco 76-66

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked French Monaco (11-2) on the court of third ranked Czech CEZ Nymburk on Tuesday night. Visitors were defeated by CEZ Nymburk 76-66. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Monaco. The game was mostly controlled by CEZ Nymburk. Monaco managed to win third quarter 21-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when CEZ Nymburk won last quarter 24-16. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when CEZ Nymburk made 7 blocks. American point guard Eugene Lawrence (184-86, college: St.John's) stepped up and scored 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners and Cuban forward Howard Sant-Roos (200-91) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds. Four CEZ Nymburk players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: Three Eye Sports) responded with 16 points and Ghanian-French Billy Ouattara (191-92) scored 19 points. Monaco's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending Czech champion maintains third place in Group A with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Monaco at the other side still keeps top position with two games lost. CEZ Nymburk are looking forward to face Helios (#7) in Domzale in the next round. Monaco will play at home against Aris (#4) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Monaco: B.Ouattara 19+3reb, D.Bost 16+3reb+3ast, J.Shuler 8+2reb+2ast, B.Davies 7+5reb, B.Fofana 5+2reb, J.Aboudou 4+4reb
CEZ Nymburk: P.Benda 14+7reb, B.Allen 14+4reb, E.Lawrence 14+6reb+5ast, H.Sant-Roos 13+9reb+2ast, V.Hruban 10, D.Simpson 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 510388


Group B
Oradea - Kataja Basket 101-91

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Romanian Oradea (6-7) beat at home 4th placed Finnish Joensuun Kataja (6-7) 101-91 on Wednesday. Oradea made 16-of-21 free shots (76.2 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Joensuun Kataja turnovers. They shot the lights out from three sinking 15 long-distance shots on high 55.6 percentage. Oradea looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American guard Martin Zeno (196-85, college: Texas Tech) stepped up and scored 42 points (!!!) and 4 assists for the winners and Serbian-Bulgarian guard Branko Mirkovic (190-82, agency: 011 Sports) chipped in 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Oradea's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) responded with 23 points and 4 assists and point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) scored 17 points, 8 assists and 4 steals. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending Romanian champion moved-up to fourth place in Group B, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Joensuun Kataja. Joensuun Kataja lost third consecutive game. Oradea will face higher ranked Umana Venezia (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Joensuun Kataja will play against the league's second-placed Pinar Karsiyaka and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 23+3reb+4ast, J.Bradley 21+4reb, T.Rannikko 17+4reb+8ast, J.King 16+2reb+2ast, K.Bristol 8+9reb+1ast, D.Mullings 4+3ast
Oradea: M.Zeno 42+3reb+4ast, B.Mirkovic 17+5reb+6ast, A.Mandache 14+3reb+3ast, S.Denison 11+11reb+4ast, M.Pasalic 8+2reb+7ast, B.Tibirna 7+2reb+1ast
gschID: 510402


Maccabi Rishon - Le Mans 73-65

Very important is a road loss of first ranked French Le Mans (9-4) against sixth ranked Israeli Maccabi Rishon (6-7) on Wednesday night. Visiting Le Mans were defeated by Maccabi Rishon in a tough game in Rishon Le-Zion 65-73. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Le Mans. The hosts trailed by 12 points at the halftime before their 41-21 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Defending Israeli champion moved-up to fourth place in Group B, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Le Mans still keep top position with four games lost. Maccabi Rishon will face bottom-ranked Khimik (#8) in Yuzhny in the next round. Le Mans will play on the road against Avtodor (#4) in Saratov and hope to win that game.
gschID: 510398


Pinar Karsiyaka - Khimik 77-70

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Ukrainian Khimik (3-10) was defeated on the road by third ranked Turkish Pinar Karsiyaka (8-5) 77-70 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 22-13. But Khimik won second period 13-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Pinar Karsiyaka made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Khimik outrebounded Pinar Karsiyaka 32-20 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Americans were the main players on the court. Forward DaJuan Summers (203-88, college: Georgetown) stepped up and scored 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and point guard Mike Green (185-85, college: Butler) chipped in 12 points and 7 assists. Four Pinar Karsiyaka players scored in double figures. Pinar Karsiyaka's coach used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side point guard Jaime Smith (190-89, college: Al.-Huntsville) responded with 25 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and center Jason Love (206-87, college: Xavier) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Pinar Karsiyaka moved-up to second place in Group B, which they share with Umana VE. Defending Ukrainian champion Khimik stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Pinar Karsiyaka will face Joensuun Kataja (#6) on the road in the next round. Khimik will play against Maccabi Rishon and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Khimik: J.Smith 25+3reb+3ast, J.Love 14+9reb+1ast, V.Koniev 10+6reb+1ast, V.Petrov 6+3reb+3ast, O.Antypov 6+5reb, I.Sidorov 5+1reb+2ast
Pinar Karsiyaka: D.Summers 17+5reb+1ast, A.Karahan 13+2reb+1ast, M.Baygul 12+3reb, M.Green 12+2reb+7ast, J.Owens 9+5reb, M.Ponitka 8+2ast
gschID: 510401


Avtodor - Umana VE 102-67

There was a small surprise in Saratov where fifth ranked Russian Avtodor (6-7) outleveled much higher ranked Italian Umana Venezia (8-5) 102-67 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Avtodor led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Umana Venezia's 40. They outrebounded Umana Venezia 42-27 including a 31-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Avtodor looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American Nick Minnerath (207-88, college: Detroit Mercy) stepped up and scored 22 points and 7 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners and his fellow American import Vince Hunter (203-94, college: UTEP) chipped in 18 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Avtodor players scored in double figures. At the losing side Canadian-Nigerian forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St.) responded with 14 points and 7 rebounds and Croatian forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85) scored 12 points. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Avtodor moved-up to fourth place in Group B, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Umana Venezia keeps the second position with five games lost. Avtodor will face league's leader Le Mans at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Umana Venezia will play against Oradea and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Umana VE: M.Ejim 14+7reb+2ast, H.Peric 12+4reb+2ast, M.Bramos 11+3reb+1ast, T.McGee 8+4reb+2ast, B.Ortner 5+3reb, J.Viggiano 5+1reb+2ast
Avtodor: N.Minnerath 22+7reb+3ast, V.Hunter 18+9reb+2ast, S.Bykov 16+3reb+5ast, J.Adams 15+3reb+4ast, E.Kolesnikov 8+6reb+5ast, A.Makiev 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 510396


Group C
Openjobmetis V. - Usak 85-77

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Varese where 6th ranked Turkish Usak Sportlif (4-9) was defeated by seventh ranked Italian Openjobmetis VA (4-9) 85-77 on Wednesday. Usak Sportlif trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 21-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-85 at the end of the game. Openjobmetis VA made 18-of-23 free shots (78.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Openjobmetis VA made 7 blocks. American Dominique Johnson (192-87, college: Azusa Pacific, agency: Higher Vision Sports) stepped up and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import forward Norvel Pelle (208-93, college: Iona) chipped in 17 points, 7 rebounds and 6 blocks. At the losing side Greek-American center Zach Auguste (208-93, college: Notre Dame, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 11 rebounds and Latvian Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Five Usak Sportlif players scored in double figures. Usak Sportlif's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Openjobmetis VA moved-up to sixth place in Group C, which they share with Usak. Openjobmetis VA will face league's second-placed EWE Baskets in Oldenburg in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Usak: Z.Auguste 18+11reb+1ast, S.McKissic 14+1reb+1ast, S.Vasiliauskas 14+1reb+3ast, R.Freimanis 11+10reb, B.Candan 10+5reb, D.Harrison 5+5ast
Openjobmetis V.: D.Johnson 22+5reb+1ast, N.Pelle 17+7reb, E.Maynor 11+8ast, C.Eyenga 9+3reb+1ast, D.Cavaliero 8+2reb+4ast, A.Avramovic 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 510404


Neptunas - Ventspils 84-68

The game between closely ranked teams ended with third ranked Lithuanian Neptunas' (9-4) home victory over 4th placed Latvian Ventspils (7-6) 84-68 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Neptunas. Ventspils was better in third quarter 22-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Ventspils 36-25 including 25 on the defensive glass. American point guard Larry Drew II (188-90, college: UCLA) stepped up and scored 22 points and 6 assists for the winners and his fellow American import power forward Jerai Grant (203-89, college: Clemson) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Four Neptunas players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Bulgarian point guard Willie Deane (188-80, college: Purdue, agency: Higher Vision Sports) responded with 18 points and 6 assists and forward Maris Gulbis (200-85, agency: Players Group) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Ventspils' coach let to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Neptunas moved-up to second place in Group C, which they share with EWE Baskets. Loser Ventspils keep the fourth position with six games lost. Neptunas will face bottom-ranked Rosa (#8) in Radom in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Ventspils will play at home against PAOK (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ventspils: W.Deane 18+4reb+6ast, M.Gulbis 13+6reb, E.Zelionis 12+4reb+1ast, R.Zakis 9+3reb+1ast, K.Janicenoks 6+3reb+1ast, M.Ziedins 4+1reb+1ast
Neptunas: L.Drew II 22+3reb+6ast, J.Grant 13+8reb+3ast, M.Girdziunas 10+3reb+3ast, M.Mazeika 10+4reb+1ast, M.Kacinas 8+6reb, O.Johnson 7+3reb
gschID: 510395


PAOK - EWE Baskets 79-82

A very close game took place in Thessaloniki between German EWE Baskets and Greek PAOK. Second ranked EWE Baskets (9-4) got a very close victory on the road over 5th ranked PAOK (6-7). EWE Baskets managed to escape with a 3-point win 82-79 on Wednesday evening. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 7-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-79. American guard Chris Kramer (191-88, college: Purdue) fired 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Center Dirk Madrich (212-83) chipped in 15 points. American guard Jordan Sibert (193-92, college: Dayton) produced 16 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Thaddus McFadden (188-87, college: Fairmont St., agency: Higher Vision Sports) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. EWE Baskets have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place in Group C with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Neptunas. Loser PAOK keeps the fifth position with seven games lost. EWE Baskets will meet at home Openjobmetis VA (#7) in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. PAOK will play against Ventspils and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PAOK: Z.Peiners 16+2reb+2ast, J.Sibert 16+6reb, T.McFadden 16+5reb, K.Clanton 10+9reb+1ast, A.Koniaris 8+3reb+4ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 8+2reb
EWE Baskets: D.Madrich 15+3reb+2ast, R.Paulding 15+1reb+2ast, C.Kramer 13+8reb+4ast, V.Mihailovic 10+2reb, M.De Zeeuw 10+4reb+1ast, F.Massenat 7+3reb+3ast
gschID: 510399


ASVEL - Rosa Radom 87-67

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Polish Rosa (3-10) was rolled over on the road by first ranked French ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-3) 87-67 on Tuesday. The game without a history. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Serbian-Montenegrin forward Nikola Dragovic (206-87, college: UCLA, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 16 points for the winners and U.S. Virgin Islands-Puerto Rican point guard Walter Hodge (183-86, college: Florida) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. At the losing side American power forward Darnell Jackson (206-85, college: Kansas) responded with 16 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Michal Sokolowski (196-92) scored 14 points. Four Rosa players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending French champion maintains first place in Group C with 10-3 record. Rosa lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will face Usak Sportlif (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. Rosa will play against Neptunas and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rosa Radom: D.Jackson 16+7reb+2ast, M.Sokolowski 14+4reb+1ast, D.Szymkiewicz 13+2reb+2ast, J.Zyskowski 11+2reb+1ast, G.Bell 5+3ast, J.Callahan 3+2ast
ASVEL: N.Dragovic 16+3reb+1ast, B.Sy 12+4reb+2ast, W.Hodge 10+2reb+6ast, N.Lang 9+4reb+4ast, D.Nelson 9+4reb+5ast, D.Watkins 8+5reb
gschID: 510394


Group D
Strasbourg - Cibona 71-56

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked French Strasbourg IG's (8-5) home victory over 5th ranked Croatian Cibona (5-8) 71-56 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Strasbourg IG led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American-Polish point guard A.J. Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 13 points for the winners and American point guard Erving Walker (173-90, college: Florida, agency: Two Points) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists. Four Strasbourg IG players scored in double figures. At the losing side American point guard Scottie Reynolds (188-87, college: Villanova) responded with 15 points and forward Zeljko Sakic (204-88, agency: BeoBasket) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Strasbourg IG moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Juventus. Loser Cibona keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Strasbourg IG will face bottom-ranked Mornar Bar (#8) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Cibona will play against Oostende and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cibona: S.Reynolds 15+4reb+2ast, L.Zoric 12+3reb, Z.Sakic 11+6reb+1ast, M.Rozic 5+3reb+5ast, N.Joksimovic 5+3reb+1ast, P.Marinelli 4+1reb+2ast
Strasbourg: E.Murphy 13+3reb+2ast, A.Slaughter 13+4reb+2ast, M.Howard 11+2reb+1ast, E.Walker 11+3reb+4ast, P.Lacombe 7+4reb+6ast, P.Sy 7+5reb
gschID: 510405


Oostende - Mega Leks 82-74

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Belgian Oostende and 6th ranked Serbian Mega Leks had identical 4-8 record. This time Oostende used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Sremska Mitrovica 82-74 on Tuesday night. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-74. Oostende made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. Oostende had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. Mega Leks were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Serbian center Rasko Katic (208-80, agency: BeoBasket) stepped up and scored 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Bosnian-Serbian Marko Keselj (206-88, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds. At the losing side point guard Jovan Novak (188-94) responded with 14 points and 4 assists and swingman Rade Zagorac (205-95, agency: BeoBasket) scored 13 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Belgian champion (5-8) moved-up to fifth place in Group D, which they share with Cibona. Loser Mega Leks dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Oostende will face Cibona (#6) in Zagreb in the next round. Mega Leks will play at home against the league's leader CB Canarias and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mega Leks: O.Jaramaz 15+4reb, J.Novak 14+3reb+4ast, R.Zagorac 13+5reb+2ast, A.Marelja 7+1ast, A.Kaba 7+9reb+1ast, K.Mushidi 6+4reb+1ast
Oostende: R.Katic 25+8reb, D.Djordjevic 15+1reb+4ast, M.Keselj 10+11reb+3ast, K.Boukichou 9+1reb, J.Salumu 8+10reb+4ast, C.Walden 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 510389


Iberostar Tener. - Scandone AV 66-78

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams in Tenerife where second ranked Italian Scandone AV (9-4) won against leader Spanish CB Canarias (10-3) 78-66 on Tuesday. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in Group D. The guests trailed by 11 points after first quarter, but they stormed back and won the game by 12 points. American-Liberian point guard Joe Ragland (182-89, college: Wichita St.) stepped up and scored 19 points and 5 assists for the winners and Ukrainian center Kyrylo Fesenko (216-86) chipped in 13 points and 14 rebounds. At the losing side Canadian-Dutch forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances) responded with 9 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Lithuanian forward Marius Grigonis (198-94) scored 14 points. CB Canarias' coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Scandone AV maintains second place in Group D with 9-4 record having just two points less than leader Monaco. Loser CB Canarias still keep top position with three games lost. Scandone AV will face Juventus (#4) in Utena in the next round. CB Canarias will play on the road against Mega Leks in Sremska Mitrovica and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Iberostar Tener.: M.Grigonis 14+1reb+2ast, D.White 10+1reb+1ast, A.Doornekamp 9+6reb+7ast, G.Bogris 8+2reb+1ast, T.Abromaitis 6+4reb, R.San Miguel 5+2reb+2ast
Scandone AV: J.Ragland 19+4reb+5ast, A.Thomas 17+4reb, K.Fesenko 13+14reb, L.Randolph 6+2reb+3ast, A.Zerini 6+1reb, M.Green 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 510397


Juventus - Mornar Bar 82-74

Very expected game in Utena where 8th ranked Montenegrin Mornar Bar (3-10) was defeated by fourth ranked Lithuanian Juventus (8-5) 82-74 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 10 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 4-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 82-74. Juventus dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Mornar Bar's 32. They outrebounded Mornar Bar 37-23 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. Juventus looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. American point guard Jamar Diggs (188-88, college: Wofford, agency: Octagon Europe) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 assists for the winners and Canadian guard Aaron Best (193-92, college: Ryerson) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. Four Juventus players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard Antabia Waller (191-88, college: Auburn) responded with 20 points and 5 assists and Marko Mugosa (200-93, agency: Interperformances) scored 24 points. Mornar Bar's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Juventus moved-up to third place in Group D, which they share with Strasbourg. Loser Mornar Bar stay at the bottom position with ten games lost. Juventus will face league's second-placed Scandone AV in Avellino in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Mornar Bar will play at home against Strasbourg IG (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mornar Bar: M.Mugosa 24+2reb, A.Waller 20+2reb+5ast, B.Radunovic 13+4reb+1ast, B.Bakic 8+3reb+2ast, L.Jones 7+1reb+6ast, O.Ellis 2+1reb
Juventus: A.Best 15+8reb, J.Diggs 13+3reb+12ast, V.Vasylius 11+8reb+3ast, O.Galdikas 10+4reb, D.Salenga 10+5reb+2ast, V.Cepukaitis 8+3reb+4ast
gschID: 510386


Group E
Partizan - AEK Athens 65-69

There was a small surprise in Beograd where fourth ranked Greek AEK Athens (8-5) defeated much higher ranked Serbian Partizan (8-5) 69-65 on Wednesday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Partizan won third quarter 20-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when AEK Athens won last quarter 14-12. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when AEK Athens made 8 blocks. Croatian point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, agency: XL Basketball Agency) stepped up and scored 13 points and 8 assists for the winners and Irish-American guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, college: Providence, agency: Diamond Sports) chipped in 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four AEK Athens players scored in double figures. At the losing side power forward Stefan Bircevic (210-89) responded with 16 points and 8 rebounds and forward Novica Velickovic (205-86, agency: BeoBasket) scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Partizan's coach let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. AEK Athens moved-up to second place in Group E, which they share with Ludwigsburg and Partizan. AEK Athens will face Stelmet (#7) in Zielona Gora in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Partizan will play on the road against Banco di Srd (#5) in Sassari and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Partizan: S.Bircevic 16+8reb, N.Velickovic 13+6reb+1ast, B.Ratkovica 8+5ast, W.Hatcher 8+4reb+3ast, M.Andric 6+2reb+2ast, A.Vrabac 5+1ast
AEK Athens: G.Larentzakis 14+4reb+1ast, R.Ukic 13+2reb+8ast, D.McGrath 11+5reb+4ast, G.Tsalmpouris 10+1reb+1ast, J.Williams 8+1ast, M.Dixon 7+1reb
gschID: 510403


Stelmet ZG - Spirou 82-83

Very significant was Belgian Spirou Charleroi's (#6) just 1-point road victory against 7th ranked Polish Stelmet in Group E 83-82. Spirou Charleroi players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. Stelmet was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. Canadian-Jamaican swingman Jevohn Shepherd (196-86, college: Michigan) nailed 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and guard Alexandre Libert (194-90, agency: Promotex) accounted for 20 points and 6 assists. Spirou Charleroi's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. American point guard James Florence (185-88, college: Mercer, agency: Three Eye Sports) came up with 17 points and 6 assists and Montenegrin power forward Vladimir Dragicevic (206-86) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Stelmet in the defeat. Five Stelmet players scored in double figures. Spirou Charleroi maintains sixth place in Group E with 5-8 record. Stelmet lost fifth consecutive game. Defending Polish champion keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. Spirou Charleroi will play against bottom-ranked Szolnok (#8) in Szolnok in the next round. Stelmet will play on the road against the league's second-placed AEK Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Stelmet ZG: J.Florence 17+3reb+6ast, K.Gruszecki 13+2reb+2ast, T.Kelati 11+2reb+5ast, V.Dragicevic 10+7reb+2ast, A.Moore 10+3reb+3ast, J.Vaughn 9+7reb
Spirou: A.Libert 20+2reb+6ast, J.Shepherd 19+8reb+4ast, I.Iarochevitch 18+3reb, D.Harris 9+4reb, K.Tumba 6+4reb+1ast, M.Gaudoux 5+4reb+5ast
gschID: 510400


Ludwigsburg - Banco di Srd 75-78

A very interesting game took place in Ludwigsburg. It ended with only three-point home defeat of 3rd placed German EnBW Ludwigsburg (8-5) to fifth ranked Italian Banco di Srd (6-7) 78-75 on Tuesday evening. EnBW Ludwigsburg was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 25-9 third quarter run of Banco di Srd. They made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. 27 personal fouls committed by EnBW Ludwigsburg helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 assists. American guard Trevor Lacey (190-91, college: N.Carolina St.) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Clifford Hammonds (191-85, college: Clemson) answered with 16 points and 6 assists and Johannes Thiemann (204-94) added 13 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for EnBW Ludwigsburg. Four EnBW Ludwigsburg players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Banco di Srd maintains fifth place in Group E with 6-7 record. EnBW Ludwigsburg at the other side dropped to the second position with five games lost. Banco di Srd's next round opponent will be higher ranked Partizan (#3) in Beograd and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. EnBW Ludwigsburg will play on the road against the league's leader Besiktas in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ludwigsburg: C.Hammonds 16+3reb+6ast, J.Thiemann 13+6reb, B.Loesing 11+1reb, C.Toppert 10+2reb, J.Cooley 9+5reb+1ast, D.Crawford 8+1reb+1ast
Banco di Srd: R.Stipcevic 22+2reb+5ast, D.Savanovic 13+3reb+1ast, J.Carter 10+3reb+2ast, T.Lydeka 8+3reb+1ast, T.Lacey 8+9reb+3ast, D.Bell 7+5reb
gschID: 510393


Szolnok - Besiktas 91-96

Not a big story in a game when 8th ranked Hungarian Szolnok (2-11) was defeated at home by first ranked Turkish Besiktas (11-2) 96-91 on Tuesday. Besiktas looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Serbian center Vladimir Stimac (210-87, agency: Interperformances) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 14 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Michael Thompson (177-89, college: Northwestern) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Besiktas' coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Montenegrin Nikola Pavlicevic (192-88) responded with 17 points, 9 assists and 4 steals and Croatian center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: BeoBasket) scored 20 points and 5 rebounds. Five Besiktas and four Szolnok players scored in double figures. They have a solid series of four victories in a row. Besiktas maintains first place in Group E with 11-2 record. Defending Hungarian champion Szolnok stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Besiktas will face EnBW Ludwigsburg (#4) at home in the next round. Szolnok will play against Spirou Charleroi (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: L.Andric 20+5reb+2ast, D.Vojvoda 18+2reb+1ast, N.Pavlicevic 17+3reb+9ast, M.Borisov 17+5reb+2ast, A.Toth 6+3reb+2ast, K.Wittmann 5+1reb+5ast
Besiktas: M.Thompson 21+4reb+4ast, V.Stimac 19+14reb+2ast, D.Strawberry 18+2reb+4ast, M.Roll 15+2reb+5ast, K.Weems 14+7reb+6ast, E.Clark 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 510387





Jermaine Anderson (ex Chalons-Reims) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Canadian ex-international point guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham). He started the season at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 12 games he recorded 3.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg this season. Anderson ended the last season at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 12 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg. But the most of that year he spent at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he had 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson won Montenegrin League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2010.
Anderson represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Anderson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Poland (Swiecie), Russia (Zenit), Germany (Gladiators and Walter Tigers), Croatia (Cibona and Cedevita), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Canada (Halifax Rainmen).
Anderson attended Fordham University until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin Tumba (ex Spirou) is a newcomer at UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds DR Congolese passport. Tumba started the season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. In four games he recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg this season. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. The last season Tumba played also at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had 5.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Tumba also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 8.6ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.0spg and 2.6bpg.
Tumba has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Belgian League in 2013. Tumba received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Tumba has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Belfius Mons-Hainaut II.

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Kevin Tumba could be added to UCAM Murcia roster - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) is close to ink 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91) who currently plays at Proximus Spirou Charleroi in Belgium. He has a double citizenship as he also holds DR Congolese passport. In four Euromillions League games he recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg this season. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. The last season Tumba played also at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had 5.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Tumba also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 8.6ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.0spg and 2.6bpg.
Tumba has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Belgian League in 2013. Tumba received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Tumba has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Belfius Mons-Hainaut II.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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La Salle Tarija signs coach Norberto Yanez, adds McKoy and Palacios - by Francisco Vega

Even though there's still no official date for the beginning of the next edition of Bolivia's Libobasquet season, La Salle Tarija is already in preseason mode, by signing Argentinian head coach Norberto Yanez and foreign players Matias Palacios (188-G-93) from Argentina and Dominique McKoy (203-F-93, agency: Interperformances) from the United States.

Yanez comes as a temporary replacement and will substitute David Gomez from Spain, according to team manager Ricardo Penaranda. He'll be in charge of the team for a preseason Association Tounament in which the team advanced to the playoffs.

Palacio is a 23 year-old guard (1.88m) with previous experience in his country's Torneo Federal with teams such as San Lorenzo, Municipal El Bordo de Salta and Tucuman.

Meanwhile, McKoy is a former player of Duquesne in the NCAA who can play as a small and power forward (2.03m tall) and is also 23 years old



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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

Division Standings
 1. Bosna-Royal 9-2 
 2. Zrinjski HT 8-2 
 3. Kakanj 7-3 
 4. Sloboda Tuzla 6-4 
 5. Spars Sarajevo 6-5 
 6. Mladost 5-6 
 7. Siroki Primorka 4-7 
 8. Leotar 3-7 
 9. Gradjanski 3-8 
 10. Bosnjak 2-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. Igokea

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 21: Gradjanski - Bosna-Royal
Jan. 21: Leotar - Spars Sarajevo
Jan. 21: Sloboda Tuzla - Mladost
Jan. 21: Bosnjak - Zrinjski HT
Jan. 21: Kakanj - Siroki Primorka


D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 22.8
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.22.8 
 2. Hasandic, Sloboda .18.8 
 3. Vukovic, Mladost17.4 
 4. Negovanovic, Gradj.17.3 
 5. Demic, Zrinjski HT15.0 
 6. Stanojevic, Mlado.14.9 
 7. Djurasovic, Leotar14.8 
 8. Svilar, Kakanj14.6 
 9. Marojevic, Gradj.14.1 
 10. Pelkic, Leotar14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 10.3
 1. Tomic, Kakanj10.3 
 2. Stanojevic, Mlado.7.8 
 3. Kadic, Bosnjak7.4 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.0 
 5. Djugum, Siroki P.6.7 
 6. Markovic, Gradj.6.7 
 7. Marojevic, Gradj.6.7 
 8. Karacic, Siroki P.6.5 
 9. Demic, Zrinjski HT6.5 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan MOCNIK
  Siroki P.
  (178-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.3
 1. Mocnik, Siroki P.8.3 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.6.9 
 3. Aleksic, Mladost4.2 
 4. Fekete, Leotar4.0 
 5. Zahiragic, Spars S.4.0 
 6. Svilar, Kakanj4.0 
 7. Princ, Zrinjski HT3.8 
 8. Rikalo, Sloboda Tuzla3.8 
 9. Hagins, Bosna-Royal3.7 
 10. Vukovic, Mladost3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.9 
 2. Samadan, Zrinjski.2.0 
 3. Brown, Sloboda .1.8 
 4. Hagins, Bosna-Royal1.8 
 5. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.8 
 6. Bocka, Gradjanski1.6 
 7. Zahiragic, Spars S.1.5 
 8. Reljic, Spars S.1.5 
 9. Dovadzija, Bosnjak1.5 
 10. Djordjevic, Bosna-Ro.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Alin DEMIC
  Zrinjski HT
  (202-F-91)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Demic, Zrinjski HT1.2 
 2. Karacic, Siroki P.1.0 
 3. Latifagic, Sloboda .1.0 
 4. Brummitt, Zrinjski.1.0 
 5. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 6. Djumic, Sloboda Tuzla0.8 
 7. Tomic, Kakanj0.7 
 8. Djugum, Siroki P.0.7 
 9. Pelkic, Leotar0.7 
 10. Radmilovic, Leotar0.7 


Bosnjak inks Mujo Tuljkovic - by Eurobasket News

KK Bosnjak Hadzici (Division I) signed experienced 38-year old ex-international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (202-79, agency: BeoBasket) from KK Radnik Bn Basket Bijeljina. In 10 Division I games he had very impressive stats: 16.6ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.7apg and 1.7spg last season. Tuljkovic also played that season for Zrinjski where in 12 Division I games he recorded 13.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he played in the final of Bosnian A1 Liga in 2012. Tuljkovic was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Bosman Player of the Year back in 2010. He was a member of Bosnia and Herzegovina Senior National Team between 2002 and 2011.
Tuljkovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia, Hungary, Kosovo (Bashkimi), Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey (Erdemir), Poland (Anwil, Polpharma and Kwidzyn) and Bosnia (Bosna-Royal, Sloboda Tuzla, Kakanj, Gradjanski and Spars Sarajevo).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Bosnjak.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Siroki Primorka tabs Torrance Rowe - by Eurobasket News

HKK Siroki Primorka (Division I) inked 25-year old American point guard Torrance Rowe (183-79kg-92, agency: Inception Sports). He just graduated from Tenn Tech (NCAA). In 31 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.4apg last season. Rowe helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in Ohio Valley Conference. A very good season in his career as he was selected to All-OVC 1st Team and NABC All-District 19 1st Team.
Among other achievements he won Southern Conference championship title in 2014. Rowe received also All-Southern Conference Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
So his pro career will start in Bosnia.

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Division II, A1 Liga: 11th Round Statistics - by Sead Buljina

Division II, A1 Liga, 11th Round:

KK Travnik Bosna Tours - OKK Celik 72:86

KK TRAVNIK: Marijo BLASKAN 12 pts, Kenan CAJIC 2, Aldin DEDIC 0, Adni GRADASCEVIC 1, Ashar DEDIC 13, Adel HUSEINSPAHIC 2,
Ranko KRIZANOVIC 10, Namik VARUPA 21, Sanin KARAC 6, Marko MARKOVIC 0, Admir SKALJO 5.
OKK CELIK: Faris PRELJEVIC 12, Benjamin BAJRAMOVIC 0, Dzan GRADASCEVIC 5, Kerim VARUPA 0, Ibrahim DURMO 14, Armin BILIC 30,
Luciano VILIC 0, Ahmet BEGIC 1, Harun SMAJLAGIC 6, Harun Alic 0, Ernes MESINOVIC 18.

KK Vogosca - KK Gradina (Srebrenik) 90:71

KK VOGOSCA: Elvir HOLJAN 1, Elmin DZAFIC 3, Dinko PELJTO 27, Amin SIJERCIC 10, Mevludin BESO 3, Belmin DEDOVIC 15, Ahmed BJELAK 0, Tarik BRACKOVIC DNP, Nedim MUSTAFICA 26, Aldin KLINAC 5, Mirza JAGANJAC DNP.
KK GRADINA (Srebrenik): Arman BEGOVIC DNP, Zlatko GOLIJANIN 1, Almir BESIC DNP, Ademir LASETOVIC 18, Edin NURKANOVIC 6, Sasa DZAMBIC 15, Remzudin HASIC 5, Miodrag TANASILOVIC 15, Rusmir GROSIC 11, Almir ZAHIROVIC DNP.

KK Iskra (Bugojno) - KK Igman 61:67

KK ISKRA: Nikola SPASOV 8, Elvir SEFEROVIC 6, Boris BRECIC 8, Malik SEHIC DNP, Muriz BECIROVIC DNP, Mersudin KURIC 8, Fahrudin MANJGAFIC 11, Anto TOMI DNP, Amar DELIC DNP, Aldin PANDZO 20, Mirza PANDZO 0, Filip GLAVAS DNP.
KK IGMAN: Benjamin CAJIC DNP, Alen MUSTAFIC DNP, Enis BEKTIC 5, Admir BESIREVIC DNP, Ervin COLO 8, Haris HRGIC 8, Dino COLO DNP, Kerim KURTAGIC 6, Kenan ARSLANOVIC 0, Adi ALIKADIC 26, Ermin TARCIN 14, Haris GUHDIJA DNP.

KK Promo (Donji Vakuf) - KK Lukavac 67:55

KK PROMO: Haris CUREVAC DNP, Dzenan JAPALAK 16, Dino ALIC 17, Amer HODZIC 1, Feriz VINCEVIC 17, Kenan KALAMUJIC 10, Adi MALKIC 0, Ismail HODZIC 2, Nedim KAHVEDZIC 0, Faruk KALAMUJIC 4.
KK LUKAVAC: Amar JARAKOVIC 0, Bojan NESIC 13, Adnan COSIC 19, Alen TOPLAK 6, Emir IMAMOVIC 0, Selmir DUZIC 11, Ahmed MURSELOVIC 0, Damir BEKTIC 0, Nadir MESETOVIC 6.

KK Gradina (Tesanj) - KK Burch (Sarajevo) 50:81

KK GRADINA
: Senad SALKIC 2, Din TURKIC 3, Ernes COSTOVIC 0, Faris DELJKIC 0, Maid JABANDZIC 5, Nikola NEDINIC 27, Alenko ZUKANOVIC 9, Haris DELJKIC DNP, Rasim BEGUNIC 4, Demir HASICIC DNP, Almedin HOTIC 0.
KK BURCH: Vedad AGIC 2, Namik CICKUSIC 2, Faris RESIDOVIC 14, Alem HASANOVIC 2, Edib HAFIZOVIC 0, Asim AHMEDIC 8, Mirza VELIC 17, Rijad JAMAKOVIC 14, Adnan KARSIC 2, Alem SECEROVIC 0, Haris KARAGIC 10, Elvin HADZIHASANOVIC 10.

Season continues with Round 12, which is scheduled for this weekend.



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

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

Round 5

Jan. 19: Mogi - Macae 69-75

Round 6

Jan. 17: Mogi - Flamengo 57-83

Round 8

Jan. 19: Vasco Da G. - Brasilia 85-76
Jan. 16: Macae - Vasco Da G. 58-69
Jan. 22: Mogi - Vitoria


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.21.2 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo20.6 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Mariano, Brasilia19.6 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros19.5 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi18.8 
 7. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 8. Jackson, Vasco D.17.0 
 9. Dawkins, Vitoria17.0 
 10. Rossetto, B.Cea.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.5 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.1 
 3. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.8 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.6 
 6. Lopez, Flamengo7.5 
 7. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.2 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia7.1 
 9. Bernardi, Caxias d.7.0 
 10. Maynard, Minas6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.5 
 2. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Borges, Franca5.5 
 5. Rodgers, Minas5.4 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.5.4 
 7. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.3 
 8. Dawkins, Vitoria5.3 
 9. Anthony, Macae4.9 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.5 
 2. Curnell, Mogi2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense2.0 
 4. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros1.8 
 6. de Oliveira, Mogi1.7 
 7. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 8. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 9. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
 10. Bennett, Pinheiros1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.2 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 5. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.7 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 8. Teichmann, Pinheiros0.6 
 9. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 10. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 



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  BULGARIA  

Standings A2

Division Standings
East
 1. UE Varna 12-0 
 2. Shumen 8-5 
 3. Cherno More 2 8-5 
 4. Dolphin 6-7 
 5. Chernomorets 3-9 
 6. Dunav 2016 2-10 
 7. Akademik Varna 2-10 
West
 1. Chavdar 8-3 
 2. Levski 2014-2 7-3 
 3. Vidabasket 7-4 
 4. Akademik Sofia 6-5 
 5. Rilski 2 6-5 
 6. CSKA 0-10 

Qualifying Round: Round 1

Jan. 19: Rilski 2 - Shumen 99-70
Jan. 19: Akademik Sofia - Cherno More 2 89-55
Jan. 19: Dolphin - Vidabasket 78-97
Jan. 19: Dunav 2016 - Chavdar 75-78

Qualifying Round: Round 2

Jan. 22: Chavdar - Dunav 2016
Jan. 22: Cherno More 2 - Akademik Sofia
Jan. 22: Shumen - Rilski 2
Jan. 22: Vidabasket - Dolphin



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 8-3 
 2. St.Francis X. 7-4 
 3. UNB 7-4 
 4. Memorial 7-5 
 5. St.Mary's 6-5 
 6. Acadia 5-6 
 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 6-3 
 2. Concordia 4-3 
 3. Laval 4-4 
 4. UQAM 3-5 
 5. Bishop's 2-4 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 19: Acadia - Dalhousie 84-101
Jan. 18: Laurier - Waterloo 71-79
Jan. 19: Concordia - McGill 66-56
Jan. 17: Ottawa - Carleton 40-81
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, Acadia20.5 
 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. Osayande, Saskatch.11.0 
 3. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 4. Nissen, Acadia10.8 
 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. Mata, Dalhousie5.5 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.5 
 4. Farkic, Western4.9 
 5. Dulay, UFV4.9 
 6. Allen, TWU4.9 
 7. Rocca, Windsor4.8 
 8. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 9. Menashe, Lakehead4.6 
 10. Agyeman, UNBC4.6 
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. Masters, UNB2.6 
 7. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 8. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 9. Kapinga, Calgary2.3 
 10. Peter-M., Ryerson2.3 
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. Elgadi, Brock1.6 
 9. Iegorov, TRU1.6 
 10. James, MacEwan1.6 


Orangeville A's ink Nicholas Wiggins - by Eurobasket News

Orangeville A's (NBL Canada) agreed terms with 26-year old Canadian guard Nicholas Wiggins (198-87kg-91, college: Wichita State). He was supposed to play at Rabotnicki in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 8 games he had 10.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.0apg this season.
Part of last summer Wiggins spent at Mackay Meteors in Australian NBL where in 8 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 2.9apg. He also spent pre-season at Rams (NBL) in New Zealand league earlier that year.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Wiggins won NBA Pro Summer League in Utah championship title in 2015. He was also voted NJCAA D1 All-America 2nd Team back in 2012 at his college time.
Wiggins has played on three different continents (Europe, Australia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Germany (Walter Tigers), NBA (Minnesota Timberwolves) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars and Raptors 905 Missisauga).
Wiggins attended Wichita State until 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jermaine Anderson (ex Chalons-Reims) is a newcomer at Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

KK Mornar Basket Bar (Erste Liga) added to their roster experienced 34-year old Canadian ex-international point guard Jermaine Anderson (188-83, college: Fordham). He started the season at Chalons-Reims in French ProA. In 12 games he recorded 3.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.9apg this season. Anderson ended the last season at Braunschweig in German BBL where in 12 games he averaged 7.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.3apg. But the most of that year he spent at Betis Energia Plus Sevilla in Spanish Liga Endesa. In 15 games he had 3.3ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.1apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Anderson won Montenegrin League championship title in 2012. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Croatian A1 League Honorable Mention back in 2010.
Anderson represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 8.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 3.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 28.6%, 3PT: 27.3%, FT: 75.0%.
Anderson is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Greece (Panionios), Poland (Swiecie), Russia (Zenit), Germany (Gladiators and Walter Tigers), Croatia (Cibona and Cedevita), Montenegro (Buducnost) and Canada (Halifax Rainmen).
Anderson attended Fordham University until 2006 and it is his eleventh (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Instituto tests Javier Barra - by Facundo Iatzky

Instituto Atletico Central Cordoba (LigaA) signed 20-year old Chilean center Javier Barra (211-97). He played last season at the junior team of Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league.
Barra represented Chile at the Albert Schweitzer Tournament in Germany (Unofficial World Championships U18) three years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 2.0ppg, 1.8rpg.
Barra has played on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Chile (Universidad de Concepcion) and Spain (CAI Zaragoza).
Barra Wil play first with junior team in Development League and then he might join the senior team.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 



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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 


Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Center
 1. Vern 13-2 
 2. Agrodalm 9-6 
 3. Rudes 9-6 
 4. Bosco 8-5 
 5. Zapad 8-7 
 6. Zaprude 8-7 
 7. Mladost ZG 7-5 
 8. Sesvete 7-7 
 9. Samobor 7-8 
 10. Dubrava 5-9 
 11. Maksimir 4-11 
 12. Fortuna 1-13 
East
 1. Belisce 9-2 
 2. Osjecki Sokol 7-3 
 3. Borovo 7-3 
 4. Zupanja 6-4 
 5. Djakovo 6-5 
 6. Rekord Tim 6-5 
 7. Vukovar 4-7 
 8. Pozega 4-7 
 9. VROS Darda 2-8 
 10. Vinkovci 2-9 
North
 1. Podravac Virje 10-1 
 2. Medjimurje C. 9-2 
 3. Graficar 9-2 
 4. Mladost D. 6-5 
 5. Petar Zrinski 5-5 
 6. Radnik 5-6 
 7. Ivanic 4-5 
 8. Bjelovar 2-9 
 9. Ivancica 2-9 
 10. Koprivnica 1-9 
South
 1. Jazine 10-1 
 2. Ribola Kastela 9-0 
 3. Diplomus 8-3 
 4. Omis-Cagalj T. 6-4 
 5. Puntamika 6-4 
 6. Adriatic S. 5-6 
 7. Sukosan 3-8 
 8. Dubrovnik 3-8 
 9. Solin 2-7 
 10. Cetina 0-11 
West
 1. Sanac 11-1 
 2. Ghia Staff 9-2 
 3. Crikvenica 9-4 
 4. Istrauni 8-4 
 5. Kastav 8-5 
 6. Labin 7-4 
 7. Pula 1981 6-7 
 8. Stoja Pula 5-8 
 9. Jadranka 4-7 
 10. Zamet 3-10 
 11. Kraljevica 2-9 
 12. Rovinj 1-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Center

Jan. 14: Dubrava - Zapad 98-67
Jan. 14: Sesvete - Bosco 89-84
Jan. 14: Vern - Zaprude 89-60
Jan. 14: Maksimir - Rudes 83-88
Jan. 14: Fortuna - Samobor 69-82
Jan. 14: Agrodalm - Mladost ZG 65-69

East

Jan. 14: Belisce - VROS Darda 98-55
Jan. 14: Osjecki Sokol - Borovo 90-74
Jan. 14: Pozega - Rekord Tim 81-94
Jan. 14: Vinkovci - Djakovo 62-73
Jan. 14: Zupanja - Vukovar 101-98

North

Jan. 14: Medjimurje C. - Ivanic 95-67
Jan. 14: Mladost D. - Radnik 86-66
Jan. 14: Koprivnica - Graficar 31-121
Jan. 14: Podravac Virje - Bjelovar 106-78
Jan. 18: Petar Zrinski - Ivancica

South

Jan. 14: Adriatic S. - Cetina 96-81
Jan. 14: Jazine - Sukosan 88-41
Jan. 14: Ribola Kastela - Solin 84-75
Jan. 14: Puntamika - Omis-Cagalj T. 66-70
Jan. 14: Dubrovnik - Diplomus 60-72

West

Jan. 14: Istrauni - Rovinj 92-51
Jan. 18: Ghia Staff - Pula 1981 81-68
Jan. 14: Kraljevica - Labin 70-88
Jan. 14: Zamet - Crikvenica 64-79
Jan. 14: Stoja Pula - Kastav 103-107



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  


Best player of MMCITE Brno leaves the team - by Igor Obradovic

Edi Sinadinovic (193-88, agency: Aspire Sports), recorder in assists in two leagues (Estonia and Bosnia&Herzegovina) and one of the best point guards in Czech NBL leaves the team because of financial problems. He played very good season with very good percentage shooting from the field. In 16 games in Czech Republic he had 12.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg this season. He was the best 3PT player of the team (and one of the top in the league) with 34 scored 3PT from 88 attempts (38.6%). He had almost 50% of shooting for 2PT. In 61 attempts he made it 30 to the bucket for 49.2%. About shooting from free throw line he is very stable also this year (86.7%). His best game of the season was against Prostejov, when he flushed 26 points with 5 rebounds and 3 assists with 3/6 for 2PT and 4/7 from 3PT line. He stayed perfect for FT with 8/8 for total index of 29.
The last season Sinadinovic played at Sloboda Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I where in 14 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 5.0apg (top 4) and 1.2spg. Quite impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-Bosnia and Herzegovina League Honorable Mention. He also played that season for Zdravlje in Serbian 2MLS. In three games he averaged remarkable 21.3ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.0apg. The other team Sinadinovic played was MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Sinadinovic also spent pre-season at Partizan (KLS) in Serbian league that year.
His team won Macedonian Supercup in 2016.
Sinadinovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Bulgaria (BC CSKA Interlogic Sophia), Croatia, Estonia (Valga), Greece (PAOK Thessaloniki and AEK/Argous), Romania (Targu Mures and Pitesti), Serbia (Masinac) and Bosnia (HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 15-2 
 2. Bakken 12-2 
 3. Svendborg 10-8 
 4. Naestved 9-8 
 5. Horsholm 8-9 
 6. Randers 8-11 
 7. SISU 7-12 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 19: SISU - Randers 99-90
Jan. 14: Bakken - Horsholm 90-71
Jan. 19: Naestved - Stevnsgade 80-60
Jan. 18: Horsholm - Horsens IC 71-84

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 24: Bakken - Horsholm
Jan. 24: Horsens IC - SISU
Jan. 24: Randers - Naestved


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.9
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.9 
 2. Burgess, Randers20.3 
 3. Haas, SISU18.2 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC18.1 
 5. Nielsen, Randers17.4 
 6. Dominique, Horsholm17.1 
 7. McGrew, SI.17.1 
 8. Champagnie, Stevn.16.4 
 9. Ross, Naestved16.3 
 10. Lundberg, Horse.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. McGrew, SI.10.8 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.6 
 3. Smith, Horsholm8.7 
 4. Champagnie, Stevn.8.1 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 7. Midtgaard, Horsh.7.1 
 8. Trist, Horsens IC7.1 
 9. Baru, SISU6.8 
 10. Dranginis, SISU6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Charles BURGESS
  Randers
  (186-PG-84)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Burgess, Randers6.2 
 2. Nielsen, Horsholm6.1 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.7 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.4.2 
 6. Mack, Horsens IC4.1 
 7. Porta, Svendborg3.9 
 8. Lanegger, Naestved3.8 
 9. Mitchell, Naestved3.7 
 10. McGrew, SI.3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Akoon-P., Bakken2.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 4. Baru, SISU2.0 
 5. Nielsen, Horsholm1.9 
 6. Smith, Horsholm1.9 
 7. Borovcanin, Horse.1.8 
 8. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Ross, Naestved1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.5 
 2. Baru, SISU1.2 
 3. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.2 
 4. Dranginis, SISU1.1 
 5. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 6. Colas, Randers1.1 
 7. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 8. Sane, Naestved1.0 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Artino, Horsens IC0.8 



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 17-9 
 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 15-8 
 3. Canton C. 13-11 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 11-15 
 5. Windy City B. 8-15 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 19-5 
 2. N.Arizona S. 12-11 
 3. Santa Cruz W. 12-12 
 4. Reno B. 9-16 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-17 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 19-6 
 2. Oklahoma City B 18-9 
 3. Rio Grande VV 16-11 
 4. Texas L. 12-10 
 5. Austin S. 10-15 
 6. Iowa E. 3-20 

Regular Season: Round 62

Jan. 19: Santa Cruz W. - Oklahoma City B 86-95
Jan. 19: Maine RC - Canton C. 122-117
Jan. 19: Reno B. - Sioux Falls S. 105-114
Jan. 19: Windy City B. - Ft.Wayne MA 102-78

Regular Season: Round 63

Jan. 20: Westchester K. - Erie Bay H.
Jan. 20: Iowa E. - Salt Lake City S.
Jan. 20: Greensboro S. - Delaware 87ers
Jan. 20: N.Arizona S. - Austin S.
Jan. 20: Long Island N. - Raptors 905


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.2 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.5 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.1 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.5 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.3 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.22.3 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.7 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.6 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.3 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.9 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.7 
 6. Long, Delaware.10.5 
 7. Zimmerman, Erie B.10.3 
 8. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 9. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 10. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Magette, Los A.9.8 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.7 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.1 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Morris, Rio G.6.0 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.1 
 2. Harris, Texas L.2.6 
 3. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 6. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 7. Cousins, Reno B.2.1 
 8. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 9. Payton II, Rio G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.8 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 4. Foster, Los A.2.3 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 6. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Ndour, Westches.1.9 


Raptors 905 Rises Above Grand Rapids at Showcase - by Eurobasket News

Raptors 905 (17-7) defeated the Grand Rapids Drive (11-15) 135-122 on Wednesday in the second game of the NBA Development League Showcase. Axel Toupane (6'6''-G/F-92) scored 23 points off the bench, going 10-of-12 from the free throw line and three-of-three from deep, as Raptors 905 won its fifth straight game. Brady Heslip (6'3''-SG-90, college: Baylor) finished with 19 points, connecting on a team-high four three-pointers, and eight Raptors 905 players scored in double figures. Jordan Crawford (6'4''-G-88, college: Xavier) came off the bench to finish with 23 points and a game-high eight assists while Kevin Murphy (6'5''-G-90, college: Tenn Tech) had 22 points and eight rebounds in the losing effort. Raptors 905 opened the game shooting 11-of-17 (64.7 percent) from the field, including five-of-seven from deep, to hold a 36-33 advantage over Grand Rapids after one. CJ Leslie led eight Raptors 905 players in scoring with eight first-quarter points. After one period, Ray McCallum (6'3''-PG-91, college: Detroit Mercy) notched eight points on four-of-four shooting. In a first half featuring five ties and five lead changes, Toupane led all scorers with 13 points as Raptors 905 had a 65-69 lead over the Drive. Murphy paced Grand Rapids with 12 points, including three three-pointers. Raptors 905 opened the second half on a 19-5 run to extend its lead to 20. Raptors 905 led 99-88 after three quarters, shooting 33-of-62 (53.2 percent) from the field and 13-of-24 (54.2 percent) from deep. Raptors 905 edged Grand Rapids in the fourth quarter, 36-34, to hold off a brief rally by the Drive. Ray McCallum and Ismael Romero each had 17 points for Grand Rapids, which dropped its fifth straight game. In the victory, Edy Tavares (7'3''-C-92) posted a double-double (16 points, 11 rebounds) and E.J. Singler knocked down three threes to finish with 15 points.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Tadamon signs M.J. Rhett - by Greg

Tadamon Zouk (Pepsi LBL) signed 25-year old American (has also Dominican passport) power forward M.J. Rhett (206-107kg-92, college: Mississippi). He started the season at Sigal Prishtina in Kosovan SuperLeague and chose the option to execute a buyout from his contract at Sigal Prishtina. Rhett managed to play in three leagues this year. In 10 SuperLeague games he had 14.9ppg, 9.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.0spg. Rhett also played 6 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 14.5ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5apg. And finally he contributed to 6 games in Balkan League where he averaged impressive 17.0ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.8apg.
He attended University of Mississippi until 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ECUADOR  


Coach Pidal is back at Guaiqueries, ex Club Iccan - by Eurobasket News

Guaiqueries de Margarita (LPB) agreed terms with Ecuadorian coach Juan Jose Pidal. It is actually his comeback to Porlamar as he used to coach here before. Pidal coached last summer at Club Iccan in Ecuadorian National League. He helped them to make it to the final. Pidal also coached for Cangrejeros (LNB) that season. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Pidal has coached also professionally for other Ecuadorian teams like Ecuador for Universidad Tecnologica Equinoc. Quito Mavort.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EGYPT  


High competition is expected in Super League starting 24 Jan - by Mohamed Hafez

Egyptian Super League will start on 24 Jan 2017. The Super League consists of top 8 clubs in the Regular Season. The clubs will play against each other in form of 2 groups in which then the group will be changed to guarantee that all clubs will play each others.

Group A:
Ahly
Gezera
Itthad
Smouha

Group B:
Sporting
Zamalek
Army
Olymbi



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  EL SALVADOR  


Costa Caribe, Correcaminos and Santa Tecla remain perfect - by Alan Walls

FROM FIBA.com

16/12/2016

SAN SALVADOR (Liga Centroamericana de Clubes) - Costa Caribe from Nicaragua, Correcaminos Colon from Panama and Santa Tecla from El Salvador maintained winning records after capturing their second win during the second day of the Liga Centroamericana de Clubes.

Costa Caribe earned a well-fought win after defeating Bamco Atlantida 76-65. Costa Caribe won the first half by a difference of 9 points, but in the third quarter Atlantida passed to the top of the scoreboard after dominating the quarter 23-9. Costa Caribe found its game style and dominated the last quarter 28-12 to earn its second win of the Liga Centroamericana de Clubes. Costa Caribe was lead offensively by a 13 point and 13 rebound double-double from Daniel Prinsloo.

Correcaminos de Colon added another impressive win in the Liga Centroamericana after defeating Halcones de Sonzacate 87-60, in the second day of competition. The Panamanian champion dominated from start to finish and remains perfect after two outings in the regional league. Oglivie and St. Rose were the best for Correcaminos after each added 15 points.

Santa Tecla captured its second win in the Liga Centroamericana after dominating Tigersharks to a 105-63 victory. Santa Tecla won all the quarters comfortably and headed to the victory in the second day of the competition. Lisvan Valdez was the top scorer for Santa Tecla after summing 23 points in the victory. Meanwhile, in a losing effort George Williams added 22 points for the Tigersharks.

On the third day of the competition, Tigersharks will face Atlantida, Costa Caribe will match-up against Correcaminos and Halcones will face Santa Tecla.



Correcaminos is the 2016 Liga Centroamericana Champion - by Alan Walls

FROM FIBA.com

19/12/2016

SAN SALVADOR (DIRECTV Liga Centroamericana) - Correcaminos de Colon remained perfect and defeated Santa Tecla BC to be crowned champion of the 2016 Liga Centroamericana de Clubes. With the victory, Correcaminos earned the last ticket available to the 2017 edition of the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas 2017.

Correcaminos remained undefeated and finished the competition with a 5-0 record, after defeating Santa Tecla BC 92-79. After trading the lead throughout the first three quarters, Correcaminos exploded offensively on the last ten minutes of the match and headed to the victory. The Panamanian Champion dominated the last ten minutes 29-14 and secured the victory and the qualification to the DIRECTV Liga de las Americas. Tyler Gaskins was an offensive powerhouse for Correcaminos, after adding 22 points in the victory.

In the 2017 DIRECTV Liga de las Americas, the Panamanian squad will be part of Group A from the 20 - 22 January, along with host Soles de Mexicali (MEX), La Union de Formosa (ARG) and Aguada (URU).



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  EUROCUP  


Kevin Tumba (ex Spirou) is a newcomer at UCAM Murcia - by Eurobasket News

Universidad Catolica de Murcia CB (Liga Endesa) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old Belgian international power forward Kevin Tumba (205-103kg-91). He has a double citizenship as he also holds DR Congolese passport. Tumba started the season at Spirou in Belgian Euromillions League. In four games he recorded 4.5ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.5bpg this season. Tumba also played 6 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. The last season Tumba played also at Spirou Charleroi (Scooore League) in Belgium. In 30 games he had 5.8ppg, 6.1rpg and 1.4bpg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. Tumba also played 10 games in Eurocup where he got 8.6ppg, 9.9rpg (leader !!!), 1.0spg and 2.6bpg.
Tumba has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he played in the final of Belgian League in 2013. Tumba received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Honorable Mention award in 2016.
He has been also a member of Belgian international program for some years. Tumba has regularly played for Belgian senior team since 2014 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2011.
He represented Belgium at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 7.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg, FGP: 65.0%, FT: 46.9%.
Tumba has played also professionally for other Belgian teams like Leuven Bears, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Belfius Mons-Hainaut II.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Logan's 30-point game gives him (Top 16) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

34-year old guard David Logan (185-G-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Lietuvos rytas and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 3 (Top 16).
He had the game-high 30 points adding three rebounds and six assists for Lietuvos rytas in his team's victory, helping them to outclass N.Novgorod (1-2) with 34-point margin 97-63. Each game in Second Stage is important. but the teams lost the distance to top of the standings. Lietuvos rytas is placed at 11th position in EuroCup. Lietuvos rytas is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 3 games. In the team's last game Logan had a remarkable 85.7% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 10 attempts. He turned to be Lietuvos rytas' top player in his first season with the team. University of Indianapolis graduate has very impressive stats this year. Logan is in league's top in points (5th best: 18.3ppg), assists (5th best: 5.8apg) and averages solid 56.9% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Peyton Siva (183-PG-90) of ALBA. He is American guard in his first season at ALBA. In the last game Siva recorded impressive double-double of 16 points and 10 assists. Of course he led ALBA to another comfortable win 93-76 over Cedevita (0-3) being unquestionably team leader. The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this victory may help a lot. Let's wait for the next round. Siva is a newcomer at ALBA and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Ryan Toolson (193-G-85) of Zenit. Toolson scored 28 points. He was a key player of Zenit, leading his team to a 101-81 easy win against Hapoel J-M (2-1). Zenit needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost game. Toolson has a great season in EuroCup. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.8ppg (best scorer). He also has FGP: 50.6% and 3PT: 43.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Luka Babic (201-SF-91) of Cedevita - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Amare Stoudemire (208-PF-82) of Hapoel J-M - 22 points and 5 rebounds
6. Matt Janning (196-G-88) of Lokomotiv - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Tarence Kinsey (202-G/F-84) of Hapoel J-M - 17 points and 5 rebounds
8. Alexey Shved (198-G-88) of Khimky - 28 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Kyle Kuric (193-G/F-89) of Gran Canaria - 18 points and 2 rebounds
10. Petr Gubanov (206-PF-87) of N.Novgorod - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  EUROLEAGUE  

Standings

Euroleague Standings
 1 CSKA 14-4 
 2 Real Madrid 12-5 
 3 Olympiacos 12-5 
 4 Baskonia 11-6 
 5 Fenerbahce 11-7 
 6 Panathinaikos 10-8 
 7 Crvena Zvezda 10-8 
 8 Darussafaka 9-8 
 9 FC Barcelona 8-10 
 10 Anadolu Efes 8-10 
 11 Unics 7-10 
 12 Brose Bask. 7-11 
 13 Zalgiris 6-11 
 14 Maccabi T-A 6-12 
 15 EA7 Armani 5-13 
 16 Galatasaray 5-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 19: EA7 Armani - Galatasaray 92-87
Jan. 19: FC Barcelona - Anadolu Efes 89-78
Jan. 19: CSKA - Brose Bask. 85-64
Jan. 19: Fenerbahce - Panathinaikos 84-63
Jan. 19: Maccabi T-A - Crvena Zvezda 67-71
Jan. 20: Darussafaka - Unics
Jan. 20: Olympiacos - Baskonia
Jan. 20: Zalgiris - Real Madrid


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 24
 1. Langford, Unics24.0 
 2. De Colo, CS.19.9 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid18.0 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA16.9 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.4 
 6. Rice, FC Barcelona14.8 
 7. Sanders, EA7 A.14.4 
 8. Wanamaker, Darussaf.14.3 
 9. Clyburn, Darussaf.13.7 
 10. Beaubois, Baskonia13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolo MELLI
  Brose Bask.
  (205-PF-91)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Melli, Brose Bask.8.2 
 2. Honeycutt, Anadolu .8.0 
 3. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.9 
 4. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.5 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.2 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos6.4 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.2 
 9. Dunston, Anadolu .6.1 
 10. Brown, Anadolu .6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.6 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.5 
 3. Larkin, Baskonia6.5 
 4. Calathes, Panathin.6.2 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid5.8 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.5 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray5.4 
 8. Colom, Unics5.4 
 9. Rice, FC Barcelona5.3 
 10. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.2 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.0 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.9 
 3. Paul, Anadolu Efes1.8 
 4. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.6 
 5. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 6. Larkin, Baskonia1.5 
 7. Rice, FC Barcelona1.3 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 9. Brown, Anadolu .1.3 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.5 
 4. Birch, Olympiacos1.2 
 5. Singleton, Panathin.1.2 
 6. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 7. Theis, Brose Bask.1.0 
 8. Randolph, Real Madrid1.0 
 9. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.0 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu .0.9 



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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  


Angelo Caloiaro claims FIBA Europe Cup weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American-Italian Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89, agency: Pensack Sports) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's leader Demir IBB and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 5 (Second Stage).
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 23 points adding five rebounds for Demir IBB in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Prievidza (#4, 1-4) with 34-point margin 111-77. It allowed Demir IBB to jump to the first place in the FIBA Europe Cup group L. Demir IBB have a solid 4-1 record. Caloiaro turned to be Demir IBB's top player in his first season with the team. Angelo Caloiaro averages this season 12.0ppg and 5.3rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American point guard Danny Gibson (177-PG-84) of P second-ranked Lukoil Acad.. Gibson impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 3 rebounds and 9 assists. Bad luck as Lukoil Acad. lost that game 92-97 to slightly higher-ranked Enisey (#1, 4-1). Lukoil Acad. managed to keep the same second spot in group P. His team's 3-2 record is not bad at all. Gibson is a newcomer at Lukoil Acad. and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Peter Lorant (206-F/C-85, agency: Octagon Europe) of top-ranked Alba. Lorant showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, ten rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Alba, leading his team to a 97-89 win against #4 ranked BK Pardubice in a game of the week. Alba confirms their top position in group O. Lorant has a very solid season. In 11 games in FIBA Europe Cup he scored 15.1ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Filip Barovic (207-F/C-90) of Telekom Bsk - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86) of Demir IBB - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Kenneth Hayes (188-PG-87) of Demir IBB - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
7. John Roberson (180-PG-88) of Chalon - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Frank Elegar (208-C-86) of Enisey - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Richard Solomon (208-F-92) of Gravelines - 22 points and 6 rebounds
10. Vytenis Lipkevicius (196-F-89) of Vytautas - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Division A

Jan. 19: ToPo - Pyrinto II 67-52
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky 101-89
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 79-75
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.25.3 
 4. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.5 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.4 
 6. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 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-Basket13.8 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.6 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.1 
 6. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 7. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.9 
 9. Flemings, FoKoPo10.6 
 10. Kantonen, Korik.10.5 
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. Ivey, Espoo United4.7 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.5 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.3 
 8. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.3 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.2 
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. Kuusisto, ToPo2.5 
 5. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.5 
 6. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.4 
 7. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 8. Engelvuori, Namika Lr2.3 
 9. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.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. Bratton, Namika Lr1.5 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 8. Harris, Ura Basket1.3 
 9. Fields, Lahti1.2 
 10. Harvey, Oulun N.1.2 



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Samardziski is back at Mega Leks - by Eurobasket News

BC Mega Leks (KLS) added to their roster 31-year old FYR Macedonian ex-international center Predrag Samardziski (215-110kg-86, agency: BeoBasket). It is actually his comeback to Mega Leks as he has played here before. Samardziski played last season at Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket in Turkish BSL league. In 21 games he had 4.4ppg and 5.0rpg. Samardziski also played that season for Mega Leks where in 7 Adriatic League games he recorded 10.6ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Samardziski won Macedonian League championship title in 2015. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Macedonian League 3rd Team in 2015.
Samardziski represented FYR Macedonia at the European Championships two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 7.2ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.2apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 44.1%, FT: 50.0%.
Samardziski is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas), Serbia (Partizan, Crvena Zvezda and BC Partizan MT:S Beograd), Turkey (TED Kolejliler, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediyesi and Eskisehir Basket) and FYR Macedonia (MZT Skopje).
On Samardziski: A very skilled player, with good fundamentals, who is very versatile on the court (rebounds, passes, shooting from inside and outside) and who is expected to a solid delivery in any occasion;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Drastic changes in Strumica before the first game in 2017 - by Mario Divanisov

The disappointing start of the season led to series of changes in KK Strumica before the beginning of the first game in the second stage of Prva Liga as team fire coach Zlatko Zetov and three other players before Wednesday's game against KK Rabotnicki AD Skopje.
For the rest of the season there will be no place in the team for Serbian internationals Petar Jokic (201-F-91), Nemanja Besovic (221-C-92) and Dusan Stankovic despite their solid performance in the first eight games of the season, while the team will be led by Zetov's assistant Petar Nastev.
The recent departures from KK Strumica will surely lead to new acquisitions in the near future as the team prepares for the relegation battle.




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Standings - Pro B

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

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 21: Wolfenbuettel - Rostock
Jan. 21: Art.Dragons - Recklinghausen
Jan. 21: Schalke - Bernau
Jan. 22: Bochum - Rist Wedel
Jan. 22: Stahnsdorf - Itzehoe
Jan. 22: Oldenburg - Iserlohn

South

Jan. 21: FC Bayern II - Bayer Giants
Jan. 21: Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren
Jan. 21: Karlsruhe PS - Dragons
Jan. 22: Leipzig - Karlsruhe BG
Jan. 22: Weissenhorn - Fraport SKY II
Jan. 22: Wuerzburg - Elchingen


EuroLeague: CSKA top Brose Baskets - by Eurobasket News

CSKA - Brose Baskets 85:64

CSKA celebrated the 14th victory in EuroLeague regular season. The defending champions overcame the absence of Milos Teodosic (195-PG-87) to edge Brose Baskets in Moscow. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) scored 26 points to lead the winners.
CSKA jumped to a 21:17 lead ten minutes into the game. CSKA stretched the lead to double digits in the second term. The hosts piled up a 44:33 halftime lead. CSKA followed with a 25:15 run in the third quarter to clear off for good. CSKA held Brose Baskets to just 16 points in the fourth quarter and cruised to the win. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 13 points, while Vitaliy Fridzon (195-G-85, agency: Alti Sport) and Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) delivered 10 points each in the victory. Daniel Theis (204-PF-92, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 16 points for Brose Baskets. Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) had 15 points in the defeat.

CSKA: Nando De Colo 26, Kyle Hines 13, Vitaliy Fridzon 10, Nikita Kurbanov 10
Brose Baskets: Daniel Theis 16, Nicolo Melli 15



Isaiah Sykes Moves To The Hebeisen White Wings - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to eurobasket sources Pro A team Hebesien White Wings have added Isaiah Sykes (198-G-91, college: Cent.Florida) to the roster to help bolster their rotation in the scoring and rebounding categories. Isaiah Sykes is a 25 year od 198cm guard from Detroit, Michigan playing his third professional season. He started the season in Israel with Hapoel Gilboa Afula (Israel-National League) where he played four games averaging 11,5ppg, 11,5rpg and 2,8apg. Last season he played for Maccabi Hod Hasharon (Israel-National League) playing 25 games: 19.9ppg, Reb-2 (14.3rpg), 4.9apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 59.9%, 3PT: 21.4%, FT: 34.5%.

Skyes started his basketball career in 2010 with Cent.Florida (NCAA) playing 32 games: 4.0ppg, 3.2rpg. In his second season he played 32 games: 12.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 56.4%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 54.3%. As a junior he played 31 games: 16.0ppg, 7.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 47.7%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 61.7%. As a senior in 2013-2014 he played 30 games: 17.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 3.5apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 48.3%, 3PT: 37.5%, FT: 54.0%. He started his professional career in 2014 with U.S. Basket Recanati (Italy-A2 Silver) playing 28 games: 17.2ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.6apg, FGP: 55.0%, 3PT: 12.5%, FT: 55.2%; A2 Gold Playoffs: 3 games: 17.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.0apg. Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been C-USA Tournament Semifinals -12, All-C-USA 1st Team -13
C-USA All-Defensive Team -13, NABC Division I All-District 11 1st Team -13, All-AAC 2nd Team -14, AAC All-Tournament Team -14, Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Silver 2nd Team -15, and Eurobasket.com All-Israeli National League Honorable Mention -16.

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Preston Medlin (Kirchheim Knights) We Were Running Up And Down The Court Like Mad Men - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Preston Medlin (193-G-91, college: Utah St.) is a 25 year old 193cm guard that is playing his third professional season and first with the Kirchheim Knights in the German Pro A. He started his basketball career in 2009 with Utah St. (NCAA) where he played until 2014 playinga total of 102 NCAA games. As a senior he played 32 games averaging 12.4ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.1apg, FGP: 41.1%, 3PT: 42.4%, FT: 78.0%. He started his professional basketball career in 2014 with BK Saldus (Latvia-LBL): 29 games: Score-4 (14.7ppg), 3.1rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 49.5%, 3PT: 42.7%, FT: 75.8%. Last season he had limited duty with Enosi Kalathosfairisis Kavalas (Greece-A1): 3 games: 3.7ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.3apg. Eurobasket talked to Preston after the big win against the Hamburg Towers.

Preston thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 has come and did you make any new years resolutions or is that something that you don't bother with?


No problem thanks for interviewing me. My wife and I always make little new years resolutions together but never anything to crazy, Just the normal stuff like eating better and being healthy.


The Kirchheim Knights went into 2017 riding a 4 game losing streak. What do you believe did the team get away from in this period that hindered you from getting victories?

That was a tough stretch for us, part of it was we played 4 playoff teams and 3 of the 4 games on the road. I think we got away from playing team basketball and got a little selfish. Also I think it was good for us to lose a few games (I am not sure it was good to lose 4 but) I think we were getting a little complacent and not working as hard as were should be.

A big worry in this 4 game losing streak was the offense that couldn't get 70 points in three of the four games. Do you feel like the team will continue to be able to score well in the second half of the season as its averaging 90 points in the two game winning streak?



I think if we can play as a team and to our strengths we should have no problem with our offense. But like any team we need to keep working and playing together so we can achieve our goals.


Congrats on the huge 87-86 win against the Hamburg Towers. Kirchheim was down39-33. It was able to pick up it's offense in the second half. Was there any adjustments that the team made to be able to score better?


To be honest we didn't really make any changes on the offense end we just kept playing hard and shots started to fall for us.


The Hamburg Towers went on a huge run in the fourth quarter and led as much as 14 points with four minutes to go. Was that amazing Mexico State come back and win form last week on your mind?


That's funny that you mention that because after the game my teammates and I were talking about the game and how we were all thinking that no matter the score the game is not over till the last buzzer.


The Kirchheim Knights then went on a 14-0 run to regain the lead at 84-83. How proud were of the team being able to make this instant comeback and what was key in having this happen?


Oh man I was so proud we fought hard for 5 minutes straight pressing and running up and down the court like mad men. And when we took the lead I was so happy.


You hit the game winning shot with three seconds left in the game. What experiences have you had with last second shots. How special was this one?


In my life I have maybe had 4 of 5 game winning shots but every time it happens it feels amazing. This on in particular was amazing because of the comeback that my teammates and I made in the minutes leading up to the shot.

You had had a pretty quiet night before making the shot as nothing was falling from downtown until the one that counted most. How thankful were you of the trust in your teammates in your abilities?

Yes up to that shot I was 0 for 4 and my shot was just not falling for me but if you want to be a good shooter you always have to have the mind set that the next one is going in. I am thankful that my teammates had the trust in me to shot the ball when the game is on the line.


With American Carrington Love out of the game with his fifth foul did you feel the need to step up on that last play?


The be honest the last play just kind of happened we got the rebound with about 10 seconds left and just went down the court and I was just trying to get the best shot possible for our team.


The team also showed it can win without Seth Hinrichs. Was this another good indication of how much heart this club has?


Missing Seth really hurts us because of the depth he give us plus he is a great shooter and does most of the dirty work for us. we need him to get healthy and on the court as soon as possible.


The Pro A continues to be very competitive as the Kirchheim Knights are only 3 wins behind number one team MBC. Does the team have more on their minds then just solidifying home court in the playoffs or is one looking at the possibility of finishing the regular season at the top?


I think every team has the goal to finish on top but we are just trying to take it game by game and worry about what we can control and that is our effort and heart on the court.


You stated in the last interview that the biggest challenge is being a consistent scorer. How can a player in general become a consistent scorer on a game basis?


That is a great question but I think it starts with having the mindset of a scorer. You have to do it in practice, you have to get that rhythm with your teammates and then it has to carry over to the game.


What in general have you learned to enjoy the most about playing in the competitive German Pro A?


I have learned that you have to bring your best every night because for the most part any team can beat any team so that makes the league really fun because you never know who is going to win.


Russell Westbrook obviously has gotten a lot of attention with his constant triple doubles, but James Harden is doing the same thing with the Houston Rockets. Where do you see him head to head against Westbrook as best point guard at the moment in the NBA?


I think they are both great players but in my eyes they are both not true point guards. But you have to give the edge right now to Westbrook I mean any guy that can average a triple double in the NBA is amazing.

Which 2 clubs will make the Superbowl and who will win it all?


I think the Patriots will play the Packers and the Patriots will win.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Star wars Rogue One.

Thanks Preston for the chat.




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Div.B Standing

B Standings
North
 1. Kastoria 13-1 
 2. Karditsas 9-5 
 3. Evropi 9-5 
 4. Ermis Agias 9-5 
 5. Anatolia 9-5 
 6. Agriniou 8-6 
 7. Ermis Lagkada 8-6 
 8. Gefyra 8-6 
 9. Charilaos TM 7-7 
 10. Stratoni 6-8 
 11. Filippos Veroias 6-8 
 12. Xanthis 5-9 
 13. Polygirou 5-9 
 14. HANTH 4-10 
 15. Periko/Arhelaos 4-10 
 16. Aias Evosmou 2-12 
South
 1. Panerythraikos 11-3 
 2. Peristeri GS 11-3 
 3. Papagou 9-5 
 4. Marousi 9-5 
 5. Koropi 9-5 
 6. Nea Kifisia 9-5 
 7. Panelefsiniakos 7-6 
 8. Mandraikos 6-7 
 9. Kronos AD 6-8 
 10. Tritonas S. 6-8 
 11. Zografou 6-8 
 12. Proteas V. 6-8 
 13. Ionikos Nikaias 5-8 
 14. Ergotelis 4-9 
 15. Apollon Sm. 4-10 
 16. KAP 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

North

Jan. 22: Periko/Arhelaos - Kastoria
Jan. 22: Karditsas - Gefyra
Jan. 22: Filippos Veroias - Ermis Agias
Jan. 22: Stratoni - Charilaos TM
Jan. 22: Xanthis - HANTH
Jan. 22: Agriniou - Anatolia
Jan. 22: Polygirou - Ermis Lagkada
Jan. 22: Evropi - Aias Evosmou

Round 12

Jan. 18: Peristeri GS - Ionikos Nikaias 70-57

South

Jan. 22: Zografou - Kronos AD
Jan. 22: Mandraikos - Peristeri GS
Jan. 22: Papagou - Proteas V.
Jan. 22: Tritonas S. - Apollon Sm.
Jan. 22: Koropi - Panerythraikos
Jan. 22: Ionikos Nikaias - KAP
Jan. 22: Ergotelis - Nea Kifisia
Jan. 22: Marousi - Panelefsiniakos


EuroLeague: Fenerbahce coast past Panathinaikos in Istanbul - by Eurobasket News

Fenerbahce - Panathinaikos 84:63

Fenerbahce had little trouble firing past Panathinaikos in Istanbul today. Five player scored in double digits for the hosts. Luigi Datome (203-F-87) posted 16 points to lead the home side.
Fenerbahce drained 27 points in the opening quarter to open an 11-point lead. Fenerbahce kept Panathinaikos at bay throughout the second term. The hosts established a 44:28 halftime advantage. Panathinaikos narrowed the gap in the third term. The Greek team entered the fourth quarter down by 15 points 45:60. However Fenerbahce drained 24 points in the fourth frame and sealed the win. Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) and Ahmet Duverioglu (209-C-93) delivered 13 points apiece in the victory. Mike James (185-PG-90, college: Lamar) responded with 25 points for Panathinaikos. Chris Singleton (206-F-89, college: Florida St.) had 13 points in the loss.

Fenerbahce: Luigi Datome 16, Jan Vesely 13, Ahmet Duverioglu 13
Panathinaikos: Mike James 25, Chris Singleton 13



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Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. KR 11-3 
 2. Tindastoll 10-4 
 3. Stjarnan 10-4 
 4. Thor AK 7-6 
 5. Thor Thorl 7-6 
 6. Grindavik 7-7 
 7. Keflavik 7-7 
 8. Skallagrimur 6-7 
 9. IR 6-8 
 10. Njardvik 6-8 
 11. Haukar 5-8 
 12. Snaefell 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 19: Tindastoll - IR 84-78
Jan. 19: Grindavik - KR 78-80
Jan. 19: Snaefell - Keflavik 75-97
Jan. 19: Stjarnan - Njardvik 72-74
Jan. 19: Skallagrimur - Thor AK
Jan. 20: Thor Thorl - Haukar


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Sherrod WRIGHT
  Haukar
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Wright, Haukar31.1 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik30.6 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.1 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.1 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll23.8 
 6. Beamon, Thor AK23.6 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik22.1 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 9. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 10. Hankins-Cole, IR19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 15.4
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.4 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.15.4 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.2 
 4. Hester, Tindastoll11.9 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 6. Carberry, Thor T.10.8 
 7. Hankins-Cole, IR10.1 
 8. Wright, Haukar9.8 
 9. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 10. Ermolinskij, KR8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Ermolinskij, KR6.1 
 2. Birgisson, Tindastoll6.1 
 3. Barja, Haukar6.1 
 4. Clinch, Grindavik5.8 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.3 
 7. Baeringsson, Stjar.5.1 
 8. Bjornsson, Skallagr.4.6 
 9. Carberry, Thor T.4.4 
 10. Wright, Haukar4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Stefansson, KR2.7 
 4. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.6 
 5. Olafsson, Grindavik2.3 
 6. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.2 
 7. Barja, Haukar2.2 
 8. Stevens, Keflavik2.1 
 9. Jonsson, Keflavik1.8 
 10. Wright, Haukar1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.2 
 2. Hankins-Cole, IR1.6 
 3. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 4. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 5. Magnusson, Haukar1.4 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll1.3 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Saevarsson, Grind.1.3 
 9. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 10. Jonsson, Thor Thorl1.2 


Standings - 1 Division

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 19: IA - Breidablik 91-111
Jan. 20: Hamar - Fjolnir
Jan. 20: Vestri - Armann


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 33.7
 1. Motley, FSU33.7 
 2. Garland, Breidablik28.2 
 3. Shouse, IA27.6 
 4. Woods, Hamar26.4 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.7 
 7. Knezevic, Vestri22.4 
 8. King, Valur22.3 
 9. Bracey, Valur21.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Woods, Hamar13.7 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.9 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.6 
 4. Motley, FSU12.4 
 5. King, Valur11.0 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri10.1 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 8. Shouse, IA9.5 
 9. Kristjansson, IA9.2 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Moss, Hottur9.4 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.8 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.9 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Olafsson, Hamar5.1 
 6. Bracey, Valur5.0 
 7. Shouse, IA4.9 
 8. King, Valur4.3 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.3 
 10. Jonasson, Armann4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.3 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.2 
 3. Shouse, IA2.8 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 6. Motley, FSU2.2 
 7. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 8. Knezevic, Vestri1.7 
 9. King, Valur1.7 
 10. Midgley, Vestri1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Valur2.1 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.3 
 5. Karason, Fjolnir1.1 
 6. Motley, FSU1.1 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 8. Moss, Hottur0.8 
 9. Petursson, Valur0.8 
 10. Albertsson, Hottur0.8 


Haukur Palsson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in France). He could not help SPO Rouen (4-10) in their last game. Despite Palsson's good performance SPO Rouen lost 84-95 on the road to the higher-ranked (#11) Aix-Maurienne. He scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 31 minutes on the court. It's Palsson's first season with the team. Palsson has relatively good stats this year: 12.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.7apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 38.2%, 3FGP: 44.2% and FT: 75.6% in 11 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). Sigurdarson was not able to help Boras Basket (11-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Boras Basket was defeated 86-80 in Sodertalje by the lower-ranked Kings (#5). Sigurdarson scored 16 points. This season Sigurdarson has relatively solid stats: 13.2ppg, 3.5rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 48.9%, 3FGP: 35.0% and FT: 96.8%(60-62). He played for the Icelandic national team in 2015.

Elvar Fridriksson
Elvar Fridriksson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Elvar Fridriksson (183-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in NCAA2). Fridriksson led Barry University to a victory against the Embry Riddle University (4-6) 86-80 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. He recorded 24 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 36 minutes. The Barry University has a very solid 7-2 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Fridriksson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.3apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 55.7%(34-61), 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 86.4% in 11 games. Ex-UMFN Njardvik player is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Kristofer Acox
Kristofer Acox
   #4. Forward Kristofer Acox (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams Furman (3-2) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Acox's very good performance the Furman was defeated 67-58 at home by the Wofford College. He scored 16 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. Acox is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Furman's roster. Acox has reliable stats this season: 12.2ppg, 6.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1spg. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Kari Jonsson
Kari Jonsson
   #5. U20 international guard Kari Jonsson (190-97, currently studies in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Drexel (1-4) in their last game. Despite Jonsson's good performance the Drexel was badly defeated 92-75 on their home court in Philadelphia, PA by the Northeastern University. He recorded 11 points in 28 minutes. This year Jonsson's overall stats are: 9.3ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg in 18 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic U20 national team.

Martin Hermannsson
Martin Hermannsson
   #6. Guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in France) couldn't help Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Hermannsson's good performance Charleville-Mezieres was edged 88-86 in Denain by the lower-ranked Voltaire (#7). He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and making 10 passes. Hermannsson also added and 4 steals. This season Hermannsson has very high stats. He averages: 18.1ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.6apg and 1.1spg. Hermannsson is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Kristinn Palsson
Kristinn Palsson
   #7. U20 international swingman Kristinn Palsson (198-97, is currently at the American university) contributed to Marist's victory against the Niagara University (1-1) 93-87 in the NCAA on Monday night. He scored 7 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 22 minutes. The Marist College has 3-5 conference record this season. This year Palsson's total stats are: 4.7ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.4apg in 18 games. He is also Icelandic U20 national team player.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #8. Small forward Axel Karason (193-83, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Svendborg (10-8) in their game against Horsholm (8-9) in the Danish Ligaen. Karason cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Svendborg was crushed 86-55 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Horsholm (#5). Karason has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 3.5rpg. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Aegir Steinarsson
Aegir Steinarsson
   #9. International point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Newberry, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Burgos (13-7) in their game against Oviedo CB (3-11) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Steinarsson scored 9 points in 18 minutes. But Burgos was badly defeated 86-66 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked (#14) Oviedo_CB. Steinarsson has averaged so far 5.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.6apg and 1.1spg in 20 games. He is also in the roster of the Icelandic national team.

Jon Gudmundsson
Jon Gudmundsson
   #10. Guard Jon Gudmundsson (193-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Davidson (2-3) in their game against the Fordham University (2-0) in the NCAA. Gudmundsson scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Davidson was defeated 60-54 in Bronx, NY by the Fordham University. Gudmundsson has averaged so far 7.9ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.6spg. He is U20 international player who is currently on the Icelandic National Team roster.

   #11. International center Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-91, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Albacete in their game against Meridiano Alicante in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Nathanaelsson cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. It was his first game for Albacete this season. His team was crushed by 21 points 81-60. Nathanaelsson plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

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

   #1. Gunnar Hardarson (185-SG-96, currently plays in NCAA2) led Belmont Abbey College to a victory against the Erskine University (1-5) 82-77 in the NCAA2 in Wednesday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. The Belmont Abbey College has 3-4 record this season. This year Hardarson's total stats are: 9.8ppg and 1.8rpg in 13 games he played so far.

   #2. Gunnar Olafsson (190-G/F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the St.Francis, NY (2-4) to beat the Sacred Heart University (4-0). He recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. But the St.Francis, NY was defeated 87-75 on the road by the Sacred Heart University. Olafsson's total stats this season are: 5.5ppg and 5.7rpg.



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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. Moreira, UCD M.17.7 
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. Nelms, DCU Saints10.0 
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.8.0 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.3 
 5. Bonaparte, Templ.6.5 
 6. Hosford, UCC D.6.1 
 7. Downey, UCC Demons6.0 
 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.3.2 
 4. Murphy, Templeogue2.9 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee2.6 
 6. Calvo, Swords T.2.4 
 7. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 8. Makarenko, DCU S.2.3 
 9. James, Templeogue2.2 
 10. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Maria GIL
  Swords T.
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.8 
 3. Lawson, UCC Demons2.6 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.2 
 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 


Donnie McGrath selected the top Irish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Providence, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his Greek team AEK Athens to a victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (8-5) 69-65 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. McGrath recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It was his first game for AEK Athens this season. His team is placed second in group E. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. McGrath is a naturalized American. He played for the Irish senior national team nine years ago. Strangely McGrath has never played in Ireland.

Brian Fitzpatrick
Brian Fitzpatrick
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Brian Fitzpatrick (203-89, also represented by Diamond Sports, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Czech Republic). He could not help Prostejov (8-11) in their last game. Despite Fitzpatrick's very good performance Prostejov lost 71-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) BK Decin. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Fitzpatrick also added 6 rebounds in 34 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Prostejov's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Fitzpatrick has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 62.5%(10-16), 3FGP: 66.7% in two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Fitzpatrick is in the roster of the Irish senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

John Carroll
John Carroll
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former U16 international forward John Carroll (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA. Carroll was not able to help the Hartford (1-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Hartford was badly defeated 84-68 on the road by the University of Maryland -Baltimore County. Carroll scored 15 points in 23 minutes. This year Carroll averages: 6.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 61.5% in 19 games. He played for the Irish U16 national team six years ago.

Paul Dick
Paul Dick
   #4. Guard Paul Dick (193-91, agency: Duran International, college: Franklin Pierce, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-13) in their game against Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B (4-10) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored only 4 points. The 15th-placed Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-13) was defeated 58-54 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B (#13) in the Group B. It was Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Dick's overall stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. He is also Irish national team player.

Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
   #5. International guard Aidan Quinn (185-95, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Mayville State University in their last game. Despite Quinn's good performance his team lost 60-75 in Forest City, IA to the Waldorf College. He scored 11 points in 23 minutes. This year Quinn's overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg in nine games. He plays currently for the Irish national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Italy) could not help Angelico Biella (12-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Angelico Biella (12-5) lost 68-74 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#9) Mens Sana 1871 in the West group. Hall had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 17 rebounds in 37 minutes. It was Angelico Biella's third consecutive loss in a row. Hall has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 13.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in 17 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hall has never played in Ireland.

   #2. Will Hanley (201-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an CB Canarias' victory against the fifth-ranked Oostende (5-8) 64-57 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (10-3) is placed first in group D. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Hanley averages: 4.9ppg and 5.1rpg in 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Hanley has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Ian O'Leary (201-F-86, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 86-61 in Kuban by the leading Lokomotiv. O'Leary was the second best scorer with 11 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This season O'Leary averages: 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently O'Leary has never played in Ireland.

   #4. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an Illawarra Hawks' victory against the league outsider Bullets (9-13) 85-80 in the Australian NBL on Friday night. Ogilvy scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Illawarra Hawks (12-10) are placed second in the NBL. This season Ogilvy has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5bpg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Irish and Australian.

   #5. Ako Adams (188-G-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Rice University to win against the University of North Texas (1-0) crushing them 101-79 in the NCAA last Saturday. Adams scored 5 points. The Rice University has 2-3 conference record this season. Adams' overall stats this year are: 2.4ppg and 1.3apg.

   #6. Patrick Carney (185-G-85, college: Chapman, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Schalke in their game against Rostock in the German ProB (third division), despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Carney also added 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. But his team was crushed by 24 points 96-72. This year Carney has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg in 14 games. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Carney has never played in Ireland.
Here is the weekly review of the top performing Irish players, who play currently abroad.

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Providence, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his Greek team AEK Athens to a victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (8-5) 69-65 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. McGrath recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. It was his first game for AEK Athens this season. His team is placed second in group E. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. McGrath is a naturalized American. He played for the Irish senior national team nine years ago. Strangely McGrath has never played in Ireland.

Brian Fitzpatrick
Brian Fitzpatrick
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Brian Fitzpatrick (203-89, also represented by Diamond Sports, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Czech Republic). He could not help Prostejov (8-11) in their last game. Despite Fitzpatrick's very good performance Prostejov lost 71-76 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) BK Decin. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Fitzpatrick also added 6 rebounds in 34 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It was Prostejov's third consecutive loss in a row. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Fitzpatrick has relatively good stats this year: 14.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 2FGP: 62.5%(10-16), 3FGP: 66.7% in two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Fitzpatrick is in the roster of the Irish senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

John Carroll
John Carroll
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was former U16 international forward John Carroll (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA. Carroll was not able to help the Hartford (1-3) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Hartford was badly defeated 84-68 on the road by the University of Maryland -Baltimore County. Carroll scored 15 points in 23 minutes. This year Carroll averages: 6.9ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 43.5%, 3FGP: 14.3% and FT: 61.5% in 19 games. He played for the Irish U16 national team six years ago.

Paul Dick
Paul Dick
   #4. Guard Paul Dick (193-91, agency: Duran International, college: Franklin Pierce, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-13) in their game against Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B (4-10) in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored only 4 points. The 15th-placed Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-13) was defeated 58-54 in a derby game by the higher-ranked Movistar Estudiantes Madrid B (#13) in the Group B. It was Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Dick's overall stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg. He is also Irish national team player.

Aidan Quinn
Aidan Quinn
   #5. International guard Aidan Quinn (185-95, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Mayville State University in their last game. Despite Quinn's good performance his team lost 60-75 in Forest City, IA to the Waldorf College. He scored 11 points in 23 minutes. This year Quinn's overall stats are: 9.6ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg in nine games. He plays currently for the Irish national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Italy) could not help Angelico Biella (12-5) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Angelico Biella (12-5) lost 68-74 on the road to the much lower-ranked (#9) Mens Sana 1871 in the West group. Hall had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 17 rebounds in 37 minutes. It was Angelico Biella's third consecutive loss in a row. Hall has relatively good stats this year: 15.0ppg, 13.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.3spg in 17 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Hall has never played in Ireland.

   #2. Will Hanley (201-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an CB Canarias' victory against the fifth-ranked Oostende (5-8) 64-57 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (10-3) is placed first in group D. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Hanley averages: 4.9ppg and 5.1rpg in 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Hanley has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Ian O'Leary (201-F-86, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in EuroCup) was not able to help Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-2) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 86-61 in Kuban by the leading Lokomotiv. O'Leary was the second best scorer with 11 points. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game is very crucial. This season O'Leary averages: 7.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently O'Leary has never played in Ireland.

   #4. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Australia) contributed to an Illawarra Hawks' victory against the league outsider Bullets (9-13) 85-80 in the Australian NBL on Friday night. Ogilvy scored 9 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Illawarra Hawks (12-10) are placed second in the NBL. This season Ogilvy has relatively solid stats: 10.7ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.9apg, 1.5bpg and 1.1spg. He has a dual citizenship: Irish and Australian.

   #5. Ako Adams (188-G-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help Rice University to win against the University of North Texas (1-0) crushing them 101-79 in the NCAA last Saturday. Adams scored 5 points. The Rice University has 2-3 conference record this season. Adams' overall stats this year are: 2.4ppg and 1.3apg.

   #6. Patrick Carney (185-G-85, college: Chapman, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Schalke in their game against Rostock in the German ProB (third division), despite his very good performance on Sunday night. He was the top scorer with 20 points. Carney also added 5 rebounds in 31 minutes. But his team was crushed by 24 points 96-72. This year Carney has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.1apg in 14 games. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Carney has never played in Ireland.


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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 


Egor Koulechov's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Israelis playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Egor Koulechov
Egor Koulechov
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Egor Koulechov (196-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led Rice to an easy victory against the University of North Texas (1-0) crushing them 101-79 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Koulechov had a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 15 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 33 minutes on the court. The Rice University has 2-3 conference record this season. Koulechov has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.9ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 52.1%, 3FGP: 55.4%(46-83) and FT: 84.9% in 18 games he played so far. Koulechov has a dual citizenship: Russian and Israeli. Ex-Wingate Academy Netanya player is currently a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Anton Shoutvin
Anton Shoutvin
   #2. Second place goes to former U22 international center Anton Shoutvin (206-89, currently plays in Slovakia). He could not help Iskra Svit (12-12) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Shoutvin's very good performance Iskra Svit was defeated 94-79 at home by the leading Kosice. He was the top scorer with 22 points. Shoutvin also added 5 rebounds. It's Shoutvin's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 14.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 61.7%(113-183), 3FGP: 37.2% and FT: 81.2%. Shoutvin played for the Israeli U22 national team in 2011.

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague). He managed to help Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul in a victory against the closely-ranked Zalgiris (6-11) 87-79 in the Euroleague on Friday night. Tyus scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 14 minutes. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (5-12) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in group A. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. This year Tyus has relatively solid stats: 10.1ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 65.5%(72-110) and FT: 52.9% in 17 games. He is a naturalized American. Tyus played for the Israeli national team four years ago. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Omri Casspi
Omri Casspi
   #4. Small forward Omri Casspi (206-88, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Sacramento Kings in their game against the Cleveland Cavaliers (29-11) in the NBA. He did not beat the league record on Friday evening. Casspi recorded only 2 points. The Sacramento Kings (16-25) were defeated 120-108 on the road by the Cavaliers. It was Kings' third consecutive loss in a row. Casspi's overall stats this season are: 5.9ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Israeli national team back in 2015.

Anton Kazarnovski
Anton Kazarnovski
   #5. Former University international power forward Anton Kazarnovski (206-85, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for BG Karlsruhe (8-6) in their game against Dragons Rhoendorf (7-8) in the German ProB (third division). Kazarnovski scored 8 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The sixth-placed BG Karlsruhe (8-6) was edged 69-67 in Rhoendorf by the lower-ranked Dragons (#7) in the South group. This season Kazarnovski has very high stats. He averages: 15.8ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.4apg. Kazarnovski is another player who holds two passports: Russian and Israeli. He used to play for the Israeli university national team ten years ago.

Roman Sorkin
Roman Sorkin
   #6. Power forward Roman Sorkin (205-96, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Oregon State University (2-0) crushing them 85-43 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Sorkin scored only 2 points in 13 minutes. The University of Oregon has 5-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all five games in the conference. This year Sorkin's overall stats are: 4.7ppg and 2.9rpg in 12 games. He is a former U20 international player as he played for the Israeli team two years ago.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #7. Former international point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Scafati (4-13) in their game against Mens Sana 1871 (9-8) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Naimy scored 8 points and added 7 assists. Scafati (#16) was defeated 78-71 in Siena by the much higher-ranked Mens Sana 1871 (#9) in the West group. It was Scafati's third consecutive loss in a row. This season Naimy has very high stats. He averages: 17.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 8.3apg and 1.2spg. Naimy used to play for the Israeli national team two years ago.

Ky Feldman
Ky Feldman
   #8. Point guard Ky Feldman (178-97, is currently at the American university) contributed to an easy victory against the Boston College crushing them 76-53 in the NCAA last Saturday. He scored only 2 points in 2 minutes on the court. The Syracuse University has 3-3 conference record this season. This year Feldman averages just 0.6ppg in nine games. He plays currently for the Israeli U20 national team.

Ido Flaisher
Ido Flaisher
   #9. U20 international center Ido Flaisher (206-98, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a 3-point Hawaii's victory against the Cal State - Northridge 80-77 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Flaisher recorded only 2 points. The University of Hawaii has 1-2 conference record this season. Flaisher's total stats this year are: 3.9ppg and 3.3rpg. He is also in the roster of the Israeli U20 national team.

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

   #1. TJ Leaf (208-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) led UCLA to a 1-point victory against the University of Utah (1-1) 83-82 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. Leaf recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 10 rebounds. The Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles have 4-1 conference record this season. Leaf has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1bpg. Leaf is a naturalized American. Despite his Israeli passport, Leaf previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Israeli team. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

   #2. Mor Menashe (188-G-92, currently plays in Canada) led Lakehead University to a victory against the Badgers (4-6) 75-64 in the Canadian university league CIS last Friday. Menashe had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 6 assists (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 32 minutes. The Lakehead University has 4-7 record this season. Menashe has reliable stats this year: 11.7ppg, 6.3rpg, 4.6apg and 1.8spg in 10 games he played so far.

   #3. Guy Aud (186-G-89, currently plays in Germany) could not help USC Leipzig (4-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance the 11th-placed USC Leipzig (4-11) lost 69-75 on the road to the much higher-ranked (#3) Wuerzburg in the South group. Aud scored 11 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 24 minutes. It was USC Leipzig's third consecutive loss in a row. Aud has reliable stats this year: 11.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.6apg and 1.8spg in 12 games. He has a dual citizenship: Israeli and German. Worth to mention Aud played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #4. Alon Hemsani (201-F, currently plays in NAIA) was not able to help the Culver Stockton College in their game against the MidAmerica Nazarene University in the NAIA. Hemsani cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 10 minutes. The Culver Stockton College lost 70-84 in Olathe, KS to the MidAmerica Nazarene University. So far Culver Stockton College lost all twelve games in the Regular Season. This year Hemsani's total stats are: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg in 11 games.

   #5. Freddie Goldstein (178-PG-88, college: S.Alabama, currently plays in ASEAN League) was not able to secure a victory for KL Dragons (1-5) in their game against Alab Pilipinas (5-2) in the ASEAN League. He scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. KL Dragons was defeated 65-54 at home by the second-ranked Alab Pilipinas. But this is still an early stage of the season and everything may happen. Goldstein's total stats this year are: 6.3ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg. He is a naturalized American. Goldstein used to play for Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair in Israeli league.



Israeli National League round 15 best performance: Jaraun Burrows - by Eurobasket News

Bahamas Forward Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) had a very impressive game in the last round for Hap.Haifa, receiving a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 33 points and 12 rebounds, while his team Hap.Haifa moved-up to the 9th position in Israeli National League. Hap.Haifa is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 7th lost game this season out of 14 games. Burrows turned to be Hap.Haifa's top player in his first season with the team. Former Indiana Univ-Purdue Univ.-Ft.Wayne star has very solid stats this year. Burrows is in league's top in points (2nd best: 24.0ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 11.0rpg) and averages impressive 67.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S. Livingston had a very good evening with a double-double of 29 points and 16 rebounds. It was enough for Hapoel K/S to edge the lower-ranked Hapoel G/A (#11, 6-9) 64-63. Hapoel K/S's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 9-6 record is not bad and everything may still change. Livingston is a newcomer at Hapoel K/S, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.5ppg (#8). He also registered 10.4 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Chris Gaston (201-PF-89) of Hapoel Migd.H. (#7). Gaston scored 22 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Hapoel Migd.H., leading his team to a 88-81 win against slightly lower-ranked Hap.Haifa (#9, 7-7). Hapoel Migd.H. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 7 lost games. Gaston has a great season in Israel. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.5ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 10.7rpg (6th best). He also has 1.9bpg and FGP: 54.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Evan Yates (198-F-91) of Macc.Rehovot - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-PG-87) of Ironi Ramat Gan - 34 points and 9 assists
6. Jalen Cannon (198-F-93) of Hapoel G/A - 20 points and 18 rebounds
7. Marcus Relphorde (198-F/G-88) of Hapoel Migd.H. - 27 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana - 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Noam Matalon (197-G-87) of Ironi K-A - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Sean Labanowski (205-PF-92) of Ironi Ramat Gan - 16 points and 12 rebounds

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



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  ITALY  

stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 22.6
 1. Pepe, Pescara22.6 
 2. Ghersetti, Bergamo19.5 
 3. Bolzonella, Varese R.19.1 
 4. Sirakov, Bottegone19.0 
 5. Bagnoli, Cassino19.0 
 6. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore18.9 
 7. Bisconti, Valmontone18.4 
 8. Maggiotto, Senigallia18.1 
 9. Gialloreto, Ortona17.8 
 10. Centanni, Volpino .17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.7 
 2. Chiacig, Taranto11.5 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni11.3 
 4. Di Donato, Pescara10.9 
 5. Papa, Teramo10.1 
 6. Bozzetto, Crema10.0 
 7. Di Carmine, Ortona9.7 
 8. Toscano, Bottegone9.7 
 9. Ianes, Vicenza8.9 
 10. Arrigoni, Omegna8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Di Marco, San S.7.8 
 2. Rivali, Montegrano6.1 
 3. Bruni, Cecina6.0 
 4. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 5. Centanni, Volpino .5.6 
 6. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.6 
 7. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 8. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.3 
 9. Magini, Firenze Enic5.2 
 10. Ferrarese, Milano U.5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Daniele DEMARTINI
  Vicenza
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Demartini, Vicenza2.8 
 2. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.8 
 3. Realini, Domodossola2.7 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.4 
 5. Circosta, Montecatini2.3 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone2.2 
 7. Scuderi, Roma L.2.1 
 8. Serroni, Campli2.1 
 9. Gasparin, Omegna2.1 
 10. Musso, Ortona2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Lorenzo GALMARINI
  Firenze .
  (200-C-95)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Galmarini, Firenze .1.3 
 2. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 3. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 4. Ferrara, Padova1.2 
 5. Chiacig, Taranto1.2 
 6. Capitanelli, Pescara1.2 
 7. Zanotti, Monteroni1.1 
 8. Balanzoni, Lecco1.1 
 9. Paleari, Milano U.1.0 
 10. Antonelli, Bisceglie1.0 


Giovanni Laquintana agreed terms with Taranto - by Eurobasket News

Cus Jonico Basket Taranto (Serie B) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old guard Giovanni Laquintana (187-91). He started the season at New Basket Mola in the Serie C Silver. The last season Laquintana played at Fasano (also in Serie C Silver).
He has played previously for three other teams: BancaTercas, Massafra and La Spezia.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Damian Buscaino is a newcomer at San Vendemiano - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer Rucker Sanve San Vendemiano strengthened their roster with addition of 32-year old naturalized Argentinian forward Damian Buscaino (201-85). He has played for the last two years at Edimes Pavia in Serie B. However his team withdrew from the league. In 28 games he recorded 11.1ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.5apg last season.
Buscaino helped his team to make it to the DNB Group C Semifinals in 2014.
He has played previously for seven other teams: Pescara, Olbia Basket, Atri, Rovereto, Pordenone, Valenza and Rovereto.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Forli Tigers add Carraretto to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Serie B newcomer ASD Tigers Basket 2014 Forli added to their roster experienced 40-year old ex-international guard Marco Carraretto (196-89kg-77, agency: Players Group) from Bakery Piacentina. The last season Carraretto played at Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A) where in 46 games he recorded 7.3ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Carraretto also represented Italy at the European Championships in Lithuania six years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 2.2ppg.
Carraretto has played previously professionally also in Spain (Baskonia and Leche Rio Breogan) and Italy (Unieuro Forli, Verona, Mens Sana 1871 Siena and Angelico Biella).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Forli Tigers.
The scouts decsribe him following way: The ideal sixth man; can play in the 1, 2 and even the 3 positions; has long arms, quick hands, great ball handling and court vision; good passer, has a special ability to steal the ball in defense; does not shoot a lot, but has great range, and can hit a tree pointer, even in clutch times; good defender and rebounder;.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Luigi Datome selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luigi Datome
Luigi Datome
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Luigi Datome (203-87, currently plays in Euroleague). Datome could not help Fenerbahce (10-7) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the sixth-placed Fenerbahce (10-7) was edged 75-73 on the road by the lower-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#8) in the group A of Euroleague. Datome was the second best scorer with 16 points. This season Datome averages: 8.5ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 37.7%. He is currently a member of the Italian senior national team.

Alessandro Gentile
Alessandro Gentile
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-92, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in Panathinaikos' victory against the ninth-ranked Anadolu Efes (8-9) 92-81 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Gentile scored 15 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Panathinaikos Athens (10-7) is placed fifth in group A. Gentile's overall stats this season are: 7.5ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 38.5%. He is in the roster of the Italian senior national team.

Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari
   #3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international small forward Danilo Gallinari (208-88, currently plays in NBA). Gallinari led Denver Nuggets to an easy victory against the Indiana Pacers (22-19) crushing them 140-112 in the NBA on Thursday night. He scored 18 points and added 3 passes. The Denver Nuggets have 17-23 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Gallinari's sixth year with the team. Gallinari has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.9ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 46.5%, 3FGP: 38.0% and FT: 88.3%. Gallinari is also a member of the Italian senior national team.

Nicolo Melli
Nicolo Melli
   #4. Power forward Nicolo Melli (205-91, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Brose Baskets in their game against Unics Kazan (7-10) in the Euroleague. He scored only 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 33 minutes. Brose Baskets (#10) lost 58-63 in Kazan to the lower-ranked (#11) Unics in the group A of Euroleague. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. Melli has relatively good stats this year: 12.6ppg, 8.4rpg and 2.2apg in 17 games he played so far. He is also Italian national team player.

Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli
   #5. International guard Marco Belinelli (196-86, currently plays in NBA) led Charlotte Hornets to an easy victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (18-25) crushing them 107-85 in the NBA last Wednesday. Belinelli scored 13 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Charlotte Hornets have 22-20 record this season. It's Belinelli's first year with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 10.5ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.9apg. Belinelli plays currently for the Italian national team.

Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
   #6. Power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-85, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz in a victory against the 11th-ranked RETAbet BB (6-9) crushing them 84-63 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Bargnani scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (11-5) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Bargnani has reliable stats this year: 11.0ppg and 2.6rpg in nine games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Italian National Team roster.

Giovanni De Nicolao
Giovanni De Nicolao
   #7. U20 international guard Giovanni De Nicolao (190-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) led UTSA to a 2-point victory against the Florida International University 57-55 in the NCAA on Saturday night. De Nicolao scored 12 points and added 3 assists in 35 minutes. The The Univ.of Texas - San Antonio has 4-1 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year De Nicolao's overall stats are: 8.5ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg in 18 games. He is also Italian U20 national team player.

Scott Ulaneo
Scott Ulaneo
   #8. Forward Scott Ulaneo (208-98, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Chicago State University 65-50 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Ulaneo scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. The Seattle University has 1-2 conference record this season. Ulaneo's total stats this year are: 4.9ppg and 4.2rpg. He plays currently for the Italian U18 national team.

Nicola Akele
Nicola Akele
   #9. Former U20 international forward Nicola Akele (203-95, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the Rhode Island (3-2) in their game against the La Salle University (1-1) in the NCAA. Akele recorded only 4 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 15 minutes. The Rhode Island lost 75-87 in Philadelphia, PA to the La Salle University. This year Akele's total stats are: 3.4ppg and 2.8rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Italian U20 national team two years ago.

Roberto Vercellino
Roberto Vercellino
   #10. Forward Roberto Vercellino (201-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the N.Colorado (3-3) in their game against the University of Montana (0-2) in the NCAA. Vercellino recorded 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The N.Colorado was crushed 89-68 at home by the University of Montana. Vercellino has averaged so far 2.2ppg and 2.4rpg. He is a former U18 international player as two years ago he still played for the Italian national team.

   #11. U20 international guard Federico Mussini (188-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to St.John's' victory against the De Paul University 78-68 in the NCAA last Monday. Mussini scored 8 points. Mussini has averaged so far 8.4ppg and 2.0rpg. He plays currently for the Italian U20 national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80, currently plays in Brazil) led Brasilia to a 2-point victory over one of league's weakest teams Macae (2-11) 74-72 in the Brazilian NBB in Thursday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Giovannoni had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 7 assists in 32 minutes. Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia (11-3) is placed second in the NBB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Giovannoni's eighth season with the team. Giovannoni has relatively good stats this year: 13.7ppg, 7.6rpg and 3.4apg in 14 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Italian and Brazilian.

   #2. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Pro Sports, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Uruguay) led Hebraica to a victory over the third-ranked Aguada (3-2) crushing them 102-78 in the Uruguayan LUB on Friday night. Garcia Morales was MVP of the game. He scored 29 points (!!!) and had 3 steals in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group Promocional 1. Hebraica Macabi Montevideo (5-1) is placed first. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And that game will be critical. Garcia Morales has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.5spg in 15 games. Garcia Morales is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #3. Jayson Granger (189-G-89, currently plays in Euroleague) could not help Anadolu Efes (8-9) in their last game. Despite his good performance Anadolu Efes (#9) lost 81-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#5) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. Granger was the second best scorer with 14 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists (was perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line) in 36 minutes. This year Granger's overall stats are: 8.8ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.9apg in 17 games. He has both Uruguayan and Italian nationalities. Worth to mention Granger played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #4. Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81, currently plays in Brazil) is a teammate of previously mentioned Guilherme Giovannoni. But that was another game of his team in Brazilian NBB which we would like to mention. de Assis contributed to Brasilia's victory against the league leader Flamengo (11-2) 95-83. He scored 9 points and added 9 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia (11-3) is placed second in the NBB. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. de Assis has relatively good stats this season: 11.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 6.7apg and 1.1spg. He also holds two passports: Italian and Brazilian.

   #5. Federico Bavosi (186-G-81, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Malvin in their game against Bigua (3-3) in the Uruguayan LUB, despite his very good performance in Friday night's game. Bavosi had a double-double by scoring 17 points and making 10 passes in 35 minutes. But Malvin (#7) was edged 90-89 in a derby game by the higher-ranked (#4) Bigua in the Promocional 1 group. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Bavosi has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.9apg and 1.2spg in 18 games. He has dual citizenship: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #6. Nicolas Borsellino (202-C-86, another player represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to secure a victory for Bigua in their game against Hebraica in the Uruguayan LUB. Despite his very good performance last Monday Borsellino was the top scorer with 30 points. He also added 6 rebounds. This season Borsellino has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.5apg. Borsellino holds both Italian and Uruguayan passports.

   #7. Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89, agency: Pensack Sports, college: USF, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was the major contributor in a Demir IBB's victory against the fourth-ranked Prievidza crushing them 111-77 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Wednesday night. He scored 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. Caloiaro has relatively good stats this year: 12.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.6apg and 1.6spg in 11 games. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Caloiaro has never played in Italy.

   #8. Nicolas Mazzarino (184-G-75, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Federico Bavosi and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Mazzarino couldn't help Malvin in their game against Bigua. Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game He scored 17 points and added 5 assists. This season Mazzarino has very high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 1.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.1spg. Mazzarino has dual citizenship: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #9. Tyler Bernardini (198-G-88, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the main contributor in a Leicester Riders' victory against the closely-ranked Sheffield Sharks 82-78 in the British BBL last Friday. He was MVP of the game. Bernardini scored 20 points, grabbed 4 boards, passed 7 assists and added 3 steals in 30 minutes. Bernardini has relatively good stats this year: 14.7ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.9spg in 16 games. He is a naturalized American.

   #10. Mauricio Aguiar (199-F-83, another player represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Uruguay) couldn't help Defensor in their game against Larre Borges in the Uruguayan LUB, despite his good performance on Friday night. He scored 11 points and added 3 assists in 39 minutes. But his team lost 73-79. Aguiar has very impressive stats this year: 17.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.5apg in 18 games. He has Italian and Uruguayan nationalities.



Piacenza may land Herve Toure - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) is close to add to their roster experienced 35-year old Ivorian power forward Herve Toure (205-82) who played last time at Chemidor Tehran in Iran. He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. In 16 Superleague games he recorded 14.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1spg and 2.2bpg last season. Toure helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team. He also played that season for Sagesse (Division A) in Lebanese league where in 16 games he averaged 14.3ppg and 8.6rpg (#4 in the league). Toure was a member of Ivorian Senior National Team back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Toure's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Toure has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Spain (Blancos de Rueda), Italy (AV Cantu, Roma Virtus and Enel Brindisi) and France (Pau-Lacq-Orthez, Paris-Levallois, Sluc Nancy, Chalon/Saor and JL Bourg) and Iran (Isfahan).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Piacenza.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic forward who can play in the 3 and 4 poistions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Piacenza may land Herve Toure - by Eurobasket News

UCC Assigeco Piacenza (Serie A2) is close to add to their roster experienced 35-year old Ivorian power forward Herve Toure (205-82) who played last time at Chemidor Tehran in Iran. He is a dual citizen owning also French passport. In 16 Superleague games he recorded 14.3ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.1spg and 2.2bpg last season. Toure helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Asia-Basket.com Iranian Superleague All-Imports Team. He also played that season for Sagesse (Division A) in Lebanese league where in 16 games he averaged 14.3ppg and 8.6rpg (#4 in the league). Toure was a member of Ivorian Senior National Team back in 2010.
He is quite experienced player. Thanks to Toure's pro career he managed to play on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America) in five different countries. Toure has played previously professionally also in Belgium (Spirou Charleroi), Spain (Blancos de Rueda), Italy (AV Cantu, Roma Virtus and Enel Brindisi) and France (Pau-Lacq-Orthez, Paris-Levallois, Sluc Nancy, Chalon/Saor and JL Bourg) and Iran (Isfahan).
It's very possible he may end his playing career at Piacenza.
The scouts decsribe him following way: An athletic forward who can play in the 3 and 4 poistions.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Herve Lamizana's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Ivorians playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Herve Lamizana
Herve Lamizana
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international power forward Herve Lamizana (208-81, agency: Basket Management Solutions, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Taiwan). He led Yulon Luxgen to a 3-point victory over the closely-ranked Taiwan Beer (13-9) 76-73 in the Taiwanese SBL on Saturday night. Lamizana was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. Lamizana also added 5 assists, 5 blocks and 3 steals in 40 minutes on the court. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Yulon Luxgen (14-8) is placed third in the SBL. Lamizana has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.6apg, 2.8bpg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 48.7%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.1% in 24 games he played so far. Lamizana has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. He played for the Ivorian senior national team four years ago.

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (186-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France). Amagou managed to help Le Mans Sarthe Basket to win against one of league's weakest teams Olympique Antibes (5-11) 58-54 in the French ProA in Friday night's game. He recorded only 3 points. Le Mans Sarthe Basket (9-7) is placed fifth in the ProA. Amagou's overall stats this season are: 7.1ppg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 42.1% and FT: 70.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Amagou played for the Ivorian national team in 2013.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France). Kone could not help Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Charleville-Mezieres was edged 88-86 on the road by the lower-ranked Denain Voltaire (#7). Kone recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. It's Kone's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg, 10.6rpg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 57.8%(78-135) and FT: 70.2%. Similarly like Amagou and Lamizana above Kone has both Ivorian and French nationalities. He is also a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Remi Dibo
Remi Dibo
   #4. Forward Remi Dibo (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in France) was not able to help ALM Evreux in their game against JL Bourg (10-4) in the French ProB (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Dibo scored only 3 points and added 3 passes. ALM Evreux was badly defeated 76-57 in Bourg by the second-ranked JL Bourg. This season Dibo has relatively solid stats: 11.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.1spg. Similarly like three previous players above, he also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Dibo is also Ivorian national team player.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #5. Former international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France) faced previously mentioned Mohamed Kone in the French ProB last game. Abouo contributed to a 2-point Denain Voltaire's victory against the third-ranked Charleville-Mezieres (10-4) 88-86. He scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. This year Abouo's overall stats are: 9.1ppg and 3.2rpg in 14 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Abouo used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #6. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) contributed to a Lille Metropole's victory against the 16th-ranked SO Maritime Boulogne (4-10) 71-63 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 7 points and added 4 passes. Lille Metropole Basket (8-6) is placed sixth in the ProB. Pamba-Juille's total stats this season are: 4.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 2.0apg. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is also an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #7. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Germany) led Iserlohn to a victory over the leader SSV Lok Bernau (11-4) 85-72 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. He was the best player in that game. Kone scored 18 points and grabbed 9 rebounds; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group North. Iserlohn Kangaroos (10-5) is placed second. This season Kone has very high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 12.3rpg and 1.7apg. Kone holds both American and Ivorian passports. He used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

Dalen Traore
Dalen Traore
   #8. Center Dalen Traore (206, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Evansville (1-4) in their game against the Wichita State University (0-2) in the NCAA. Traore cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points. The Evansville was badly defeated 82-65 in Wichita, KS by the Wichita State University. Traore's total stats this season are: 2.7ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the Ivorian U19 national team back in 2013.

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

   #1. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France) led Pau-Lacq-Orthez to a victory over the tenth-ranked Limoges CSP Elite (7-9) crushing them 89-57 in the French ProA in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Koffi recorded 17 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks in 22 minutes. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (11-5) is placed third in the ProA. It's Koffi's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg and 6.8rpg in 16 games he played so far. Koffi has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Doron Perkins (189-G-83, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in Iran) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Shahrdari Gorgan (2-11) crushing them 84-49 in the Iranian Superleague last Thursday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Perkins also added 4 assists. Naft Abadan (10-3) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Perkins' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.3ppg, 8.2rpg, 3.2apg and 1.7spg. Perkins is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #3. Dane Watts (203-F-86, currently plays in Germany) could not help Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-8) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Oettinger Rockets Gotha lost 70-83 on the road to the leading Mitteldeutscher BC. Watts was the top scorer with 15 points. He also added 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. It's Watts' first season with the team. Watts has relatively good stats this year: 13.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 2.4apg and 1.3spg in eight games. He has both American and Ivorian nationalities.

   #4. Patrick Gnagbo (206-F/C-90, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to an easy victory against the Asbury University (2-2) 106-89 in the KIAC in Tuesday night's game. Gnagbo had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 12 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group Colonial. The West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. has record this season. This year Gnagbo has relatively solid stats: 13.9ppg, 10.6rpg and 1.2spg in 14 games.

   #5. Yoann Louis Folquet (185-G, currently plays in Canada) was not able to help the University of Laval in their game against the Gaiters (1-5) in the Canadian university league CIS. He scored 6 points and added 6 passes in 24 minutes. The University of Laval lost 58-64 in Lennoxville, QC to the Gaiters. This year Folquet's total stats are: 5.6ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.8apg in eight games.

   #6. Derrick Byars (201-G/F-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in France) contributed to a 2-point JA Vichy's victory against the closely-ranked Chorale de Roanne 96-94 in the French ProB (second division) in Saturday night's game. Byars scored 7 points in 23 minutes. Byars has reliable stats this year: 13.4ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.1spg in 14 games. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #7. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) managed to help GaGa' Milano OrziBasket Orzinuovi in a victory against the 13th-ranked Milano Urania 80-65 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Sunday night. Toure recorded 5 points and blocked 2 shots in 23 minutes. This year Toure's total stats are: 6.2ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg in 16 games. He has Ivorian and Italian nationalities.

   #8. Ismael Sanogo (203-G-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Seton Hall in their game against the Villanova University in the NCAA. Sanogo cannot count Monday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. His team was crushed by 30 points 76-46. Sanogo's total stats this season are: 3.3ppg and 6.9rpg. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.

   #9. Raydell Denis (203-F/C, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Saint Augustine's College's surprising victory against the Winston Salem State University 70-62 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. Denis recorded only 2 points and blocked 3 shots in 5 minutes on the court. This year Denis' total stats are: 0.6ppg and 1.6rpg in nine games.



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Kimani Ffriend selected the top Jamaican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kimani Ffriend
Kimani Ffriend
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international center Kimani Ffriend (211-77, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Serbia). He led Dynamic BG to a 1-point victory over the ninth-ranked Beovuk 72 (6-7) 75-74 in a derby game in the Serbian KLS in Friday night's game. Ffriend was MVP of the game. He recorded 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks in 28 minutes on the court. Dynamic BG Beograd (11-2) is placed second in the KLS. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ffriend has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.5apg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 88.9%(16-18) in two games he played so far. Ffriend played for the Jamaican senior national team five years ago.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Chile). He led Universidad de Concepcion to a victory over one of league's weakest teams CD Tinguiririca San Fernando (9-23) 76-68 in the Chilean Liga Nacional on Sunday night. Scott was the best player in that game. He scored 29 points (!!!), grabbed 4 boards, dished 6 assists and stole 5 balls (was perfect 11-for-11 from the free throw line !!!) in 38 minutes. CD Universidad de Concepcion (18-4) is placed third in the Liga Nacional. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. It's Scott's first season with the team. Scott has very impressive stats this year: 19.0ppg, 6.4rpg, 3.9apg, 2.7spg, 2FGP: 49.6%, 3FGP: 27.7% in 27 games. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention Scott played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Scott played for the Jamaican national team in 2014.

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Roy Hibbert (218-86, college: Georgetown, currently plays in NBA). He contributed to an easy victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (18-25) crushing them 107-85 in the NBA last Wednesday. Hibbert scored 16 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Charlotte Hornets have 22-20 record this season. This year Hibbert's overall stats are: 5.5ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 53.5% in 35 games. He is a naturalized American. Hibbert played for the Jamaican national team seven years ago.

Adrian Uter
Adrian Uter
   #4. Power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, agency: BeoBasket, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Rosa (3-10) crushing them 87-67 in the Basketball Champions League on Tuesday night. Uter recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-3) is placed first in group C. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Uter's total stats are: 8.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 1.8apg and 1.8spg in 13 games. He is a naturalized American. Uter used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2013.

Jerome Jordan
Jerome Jordan
   #5. Former international center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa, currently plays in Spain) could not help Joventut (4-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance Joventut was edged 81-78 at home by the leading Real Madrid. Jordan was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds. Jordan has averaged so far 9.6ppg and 5.3rpg. He used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

Kevin Young
Kevin Young
   #6. Center Kevin Young (206-84, college: Missouri, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Trouville (1-5) in their last game. Despite Young's good performance the eighth-placed Trouville (1-5) lost 81-85 in a derby game to the second-ranked U Universitario in the Promocional 1 group. He scored 10 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 26 minutes. Young's team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Young has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 8.0rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team eleven years ago.

Dylan Ennis
Dylan Ennis
   #7. Former international guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Oregon State University (2-0) crushing them 85-43 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He scored 16 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 28 minutes. The University of Oregon has 5-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all five games in the conference. This year Ennis has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 4.6rpg, 3.6apg and 1.2spg in 18 games. He used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Jevohn Shepherd (196-G/F-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was the major contributor in a 1-point Spirou Charleroi's victory against the closely-ranked Stelmet (4-9) 83-82 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. He recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Proximus Spirou Charleroi (5-8) is placed sixth in group E. Shepherd's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Shepherd has relatively good stats this season: 13.5ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.3apg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #2. Justin Rutty (200-F-89, agency: HMS, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Uruguay) led Union Atletica to a victory against the sixth-ranked Cordon (0-6) 91-87 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB in Tuesday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 11 rebounds. Rutty also added 6 assists. Union Atletica Montevideo (3-3) is placed fourth in Promocional 2 group. His team will play only one more game in the Second Stage. And now that game is very crucial. Rutty has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.7ppg, 8.8rpg and 2.0apg. Rutty is a naturalized American.

   #3. Omari Johnson (206-F-89, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Lithuania) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lietkabelis (14-5) crushing them 86-61 in the Lithuanian LKL on Sunday night. He recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Neptunas Klaipeda (9-10) is placed fifth in the LKL. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Johnson's total stats this season are: 7.0ppg and 4.4rpg. He is a naturalized American.

   #4. Experienced Torin Francis (210-C-83, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Argentina) could not help La Union (5-12) in their last game. Despite Francis' very good performance the sixth-placed La Union (5-12) lost 75-81 on the road to the leading San Martin Corrientes in the Norte group. He had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 10 rebounds. Francis also added 2 blocks in 24 minutes. Francis has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg and 8.3rpg in 26 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Sek Henry (193-G-87, college: Nebraska, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Le Portel (7-9) 89-71 in the French ProA last Monday. Henry recorded 15 points and had 3 steals. BCM Gravelines Dunkerque Grand Littoral (9-7) is placed sixth in the ProA. Henry has relatively good stats this season: 13.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg. He is a naturalized American.

   #6. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Finland) was not able to help KTP-Basket (7-14) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Gay's very good performance KTP-Basket was crushed 105-81 in Kauhajoki by the higher-ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (#4). He was the second best scorer with 23 points. Gay also added 4 rebounds. This season Gay has very high stats. He averages: 20.8ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.9bpg and 1.2spg. Gay is a naturalized American.

   #7. McHugh Mattis (198-F-84, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Mexico) was not able to secure a victory for Abejas in their game against Santos in the Mexican LNBP (second division). Mattis scored 8 points, had 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks. His team was defeated 81-73. Mattis has reliable stats this season: 13.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4bpg. He is a naturalized American.

   #8. Phil Henry (203-PF-91, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: E.New Mexico, currently plays in Slovakia) led Nova Ves to a surprising victory over the third-ranked Levice 89-78 in the Slovakian SBL on Wednesday night. Henry was the top player that evening. He scored 16 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 24 minutes. Henry has very impressive stats this year: 15.8ppg and 8.3rpg in 22 games. He is a naturalized American.

   #9. Clint Robinson (203-F/C, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Ill.-Chicago's victory against the Cleveland State University 59-54 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Robinson recorded 11 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Robinson has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 4.6rpg.

   #10. Ryan Martin (206-F-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France) couldn't help Provence Basket in their game against STB Le Havre in the French ProB (second division). He scored only 4 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. His team lost 64-70. Martin has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 2.9rpg in 14 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and British.



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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 22-6 
 2. Nagoya DD 19-11 
 3. Osaka Evessa 16-14 
 4. Ryukyu GK 14-16 
 5. Kyoto Hannar. 13-17 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 6-24 

Regular Season: Round 31

Jan. 19: SeaHorses - Osaka Evessa 84-83
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

Regular Season: Round 32

Jan. 21: Hokkaido L. - Shiga L-Stars
Jan. 21: Tochigi Brex - Toshiba BT
Jan. 21: Chiba Jets - SeaHorses
Jan. 21: Toyota Alvark - Yokohama BC
Jan. 21: Hitachi SR - Sendai 89ers
Jan. 21: Niigata Albirex - Nagoya DD
Jan. 21: Toyama Grouses - Ryukyu GK
Jan. 21: Kyoto Hannar. - Sanen
Jan. 21: Osaka Evessa - Akita NH



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  JORDAN  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
Places 1-4
 1. Al Awdah 0-0 
 2. Al Riyadi 0-0 
 3. Kofer Yoba 0-0 
 4. Orthodox 0-0 
Places 5-8
 1. Al Jalil 2-0 
 2. Anjarah 1-1 
 3. Deer Abi Sa'ed 1-1 
 4. Al Horiyah 0-2 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Jan. 15: Al Jalil - Deer Abi Sa'ed 75-51
Jan. 15: Anjarah - Al Horiyah 71-60
Jan. 17: Al Horiyah - Al Jalil 54-64
Jan. 17: Anjarah - Deer Abi Sa'ed 42-78

Second Stage: Round 2

Jan. 21: Al Jalil - Anjarah
Jan. 21: Deer Abi Sa'ed - Al Horiyah
Jan. 24: Al Horiyah - Anjarah
Jan. 24: Deer Abi Sa'ed - Al Jalil



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  KOSOVO  


Kosovo Superleague and Liga e Pare all winter transfers - by Dren Shporta

Yesterday the regular winter transfer window in Kosovo has been closed and these are all the names that will have a chance to show themselves in their new teams:

Sigal Prishtina brought: Urim Zenelaj (213-C-91, agency: Interperformances), Gazzali Makasqi (188-PG-00), Grant Johnson (196-G-90, college: Winona St.), Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84), Muhamedali Janjeva (198-F-98).

KB Bashkimi Prizren brought: Nikola Korac (185-G-86), Idoll Pallushi, Arian Tahiri (190-PG-93), Arion Balluku (185-PG-96).

KB Rahoveci brought: Rashan Belinger, Altin Morina (194-PG-94), Tyler Reeves.

KB Trepca Mitrovice brought: Harison Kiel Turpin (213-C-89, college: Florida St., agency: Three Eye Sports).

Kerasan Prishtina brought: Alban Latifaj (185-PG-91).

KB Peja brought: Arian Qallaku (195-G-92), Blendi Matoshi (196-F-94).

Megasports brought: Arianit Collaku (202-C-84), Ardit Osmani (188-SG-96), Ardit Beqiri (193-G/F-95).

Borea brought: Shpend Gashi (184-PG-88).

Istogu brought: Fisnik Juniku (180-PG-89).

KB Drita Gjilan brought: Liridon Asllani, Kushtrim Zeqiraj (197-F-92), Ylli Belegu (195-F-93), Edward Laurence Donelson (203-F/C-88, college: William Jessup), Mehmet Kollcaku.

Golden Eagle Ylli brought: Ujkan Karanezi (200-SF-95), Kevin Brown, Trae Anderson (196-SF, college: E.Illinois), Chris Olivier (203-F-92, college: Oklahoma St.).

Vellaznimi Gjakove brought: Musab Mala (185-PG-96).




Justin Doellman selected the top Kosovan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Justin Doellman
Justin Doellman
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Justin Doellman (205-85, agency: BeoBasket, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain). He could not help FC Barcelona (12-4) in their last game. Despite Doellman's very good performance FC Barcelona lost 60-71 on the road to the lower-ranked (#4) CB Canarias. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Doellman also added 6 rebounds in 27 minutes on the court. It was FC Barcelona's first loss after three consecutive victories. Doellman has relatively good stats this year: 13.0ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 52.5%, 3FGP: 58.3%(14-24) and FT: 85.7% in 10 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Doellman is currently a member of the Kosovan senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Kosovo.

Scott Bamforth
Scott Bamforth
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, also represented by BeoBasket, college: Weber St., currently plays in Spain). He was not able to help RETAbet BB (6-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Bamforth's good performance RETAbet BB was crushed 84-63 in Vitoria by the higher-ranked Baskonia (#5). He was the second best scorer with 11 points. Bamforth also added 4 assists. This season Bamforth has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.4apg, 2FGP: 59.4%(38-64), 3FGP: 37.9% and FT: 90.3%(56-62). He is a naturalized American. Bamforth is in the roster of the Kosovan senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Kosovo.

Gezim Morina
Gezim Morina
   #3. The Kosovan player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Gezim Morina (203-92, currently plays in Slovenia). Morina was not able to secure a victory for KK Primorska (8-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance KK Primorska lost in an overtime 93-98 at home to the second-ranked Krka. Morina was the second best scorer with 12 points. He also added 4 rebounds in 25 minutes. It was KK Primorska's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Morina averages: 7.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 55.6%(40-72), 3FGP: 18.2% and FT: 77.3% in 15 games. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Slovenian. Morina played for the Kosovan national team six years ago.

Dardan Berisha
Dardan Berisha
   #4. Shooting guard Dardan Berisha (191-88, currently plays in Poland) couldn't help AZS Polfarmex (3-12) in their game against Wilki Morskie (8-7) in the Polish PLK. Despite his good performance on Saturday night He scored 10 points. It's Berisha's first season with the team. Berisha has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg. Berisha is another player who holds two passports: Kosovan and Polish. He is also Kosovan national team player.

Jaren Sina
Jaren Sina
   #5. International guard Jaren Sina (188-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led G.Washington to a 2-point victory against the University of Duquesne (0-2) 65-63 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. Sina recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes. The The George Washington University has 1-4 conference record this season. Sina has reliable stats this year: 10.1ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.9apg in 19 games. He is a naturalized American. Sina plays currently for the Kosovan national team. Interesting that he has never played in Kosovo.

Arif Mehmetaj
Arif Mehmetaj
   #6. Forward Arif Mehmetaj (201-94, currently plays in NCAA2) led Daemen College to a 3-point victory against the Roberts Wesleyan College (1-6) 88-85 in the NCAA2 on Wednesday night. Mehmetaj scored 15 points and added 5 passes in 25 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The Daemen College has 4-4 record this season. Mehmetaj's stats this year are: 14.1ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.9apg in 14 games. He is a naturalized American. Mehmetaj is an international player who is currently on the senior Kosovan National Team roster. However he has never played in Kosovo.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) led Krka to a victory over the league outsider LTH Castings (1-14) crushing them 110-56 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM last Friday. Kastrati was MVP of the game. He scored 24 points. Krka Novo Mesto (12-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati averages: 9.8ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Kenan Sipahi (197-PG-95, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) managed to help Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul in a victory against the fifth-ranked Banco di Srd (6-7) crushing them 100-70 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. Sipahi scored only 4 points and added 4 passes in 17 minutes. Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (11-2) is placed first in group E. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Sipahi's first season with the team. This year he averages: 2.6ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.5apg in 10 games he played so far. Sipahi is another player who holds two passports: Kosovan and Turkish.

   #3. Gerti Shima (204-PF-86, currently plays in Balkan League). Shima could not help one of league's weakest teams SK Tirana (3-6) to beat Karpos Sokoli (4-5). He scored 9 points, had 8 rebounds and dished 3 assists. But SK Tirana was badly defeated 100-83 at home by the higher-ranked Karpos Sokoli (#10). It was SK Tirana's third consecutive loss in a row. Shima's team will play only one more game in the Balkan League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Shima's stats this season are: 14.5ppg, 8.8rpg and 2.5apg. He has both Kosovan and Albanian nationalities.



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  LATVIA  

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 6-3 
 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 1-5 
 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. 19: DSN/SB - Riga/Ridzene 80-50
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. 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. Skute, Madona18.7 
 7. Jansons, VEF skola18.7 
 8. Saknitis, Kekava18.7 
 9. Zotovs, VEF skola16.4 
 10. Senkans, Marupe16.2 
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. Krumins, Jelgava9.4 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.4 
 7. Skute, Madona9.2 
 8. Lasmanis, Ogre/Kum.8.8 
 9. Strelis, Livani8.8 
 10. Viksna, Livani8.8 
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. Zotovs, VEF skola5.6 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.6 
 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. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.6 
 6. Osins, Limbazi2.6 
 7. Skripka, Madona2.5 
 8. Zotovs, VEF skola2.5 
 9. Brants, Madona2.3 
 10. Paze, Marupe2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 3. Engers, ViA1.4 
 4. Kravcenko, Limbazi1.3 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Viksna, Livani1.1 
 7. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.1 
 8. Jurjans, RSU1.1 
 9. Skute, Madona1.1 
 10. Brencs, Limbazi0.9 


Janis Timma selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Janis Timma
Janis Timma
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Janis Timma (201-92, currently plays in EuroCup). He led his Russian team Zenit to a victory over the closely-ranked Lietuvos rytas (1-2) 88-79 in the Eurocup in Wednesday night's game. Timma was MVP of the game. He scored 27 points (!!!), grabbed 6 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots in 31 minutes on the court. Zenit Saint Petersburg (2-1) is placed ninth in the Eurocup. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Timma has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.3ppg, 4.8rpg, 3.3apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 74.4%(29-39), 3FGP: 44.6% and FT: 73.3% in nine games he played so far. Timma is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Dairis Bertans
Dairis Bertans
   #2. Second place goes to an international shooting guard Dairis Bertans (194-89, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the main contributor in Darussafaka's victory against the fourth-ranked Baskonia (11-6) 98-89 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Bertans was the best player in that game. He scored 29 points (!!!) and added 5 assists. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (9-8) is placed eighth in group A. Bertans' overall stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3FGP: 52.8%(19-36) and FT: 86.7%. He is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Euroleague). Strelnieks could not help Brose Baskets (7-11) in their last game. Despite his good performance the 12th-placed Brose Baskets (7-11) lost 58-63 on the road to the higher-ranked (#11) Unics Kazan in the group A of Euroleague. Strelnieks was the top scorer with 13 points. He also added 7 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 26 minutes. Strelnieks has relatively good stats this year: 11.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 59.0%(46-78), 3FGP: 42.0% and FT: 90.3%(28-31) in 18 games. He is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Zanis Peiners
Zanis Peiners
   #4. Swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to help PAOK in their game against EWE Baskets (9-4) in the Basketball Champions League. Despite his very good performance in Wednesday night's game Peiners recorded 16 points. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Peiners' overall stats this season are: 8.3ppg and 3.4rpg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Ojars Silins
Ojars Silins
   #5. International power forward Ojars Silins (203-93, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was not able to secure a victory for Telekom Baskets (4-1) in their game against Apoel (1-4) in the FIBA Europe Cup, despite his very good performance last Wednesday. Silins was the second best scorer with 16 points in 25 minutes. But Telekom Baskets lost 78-84 in Nicosia to the lower-ranked (#4) Apoel in the group M of FIBA Europe Cup. His team will play only one more game in the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. And now that game is quite important. It's Silins' first season with the team. This year Silins has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.1apg in nine games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Anzejs Pasecniks
Anzejs Pasecniks
   #6. Center Anzejs Pasecniks (216-95, college: VEF skola, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 94-85 in the Eurocup on Tuesday night. Pasecniks scored 9 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Herbalife Gran Canaria (1-2) is placed third in the Eurocup. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be important. Pasecniks' overall stats this season are: 5.3ppg and 2.5rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #7. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) couldn't help Usak Sportlif (4-9) in their game against Openjobmetis VA (4-9) in the Basketball Champions League, despite his good performance in Wednesday night's game. Freimanis had a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting 10 rebounds in 25 minutes. But Usak Sportlif (#6) lost 77-85 in Varese to the lower-ranked (#7) Openjobmetis VA in the group C of Basketball Champions League. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. This year Freimanis' overall stats are: 9.5ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.1apg in 15 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

Rolands Smits
Rolands Smits
   #8. Power forward Rolands Smits (207-95, currently plays in Spain) helped Baloncesto Fuenlabrada win their game against the 15th-ranked Blusens Monbus (4-11) 91-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. Smits scored 10 points. Montakit Fuenlabrada (7-9) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. Smits' total stats this season are: 7.5ppg and 3.3rpg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
   #9. International power forward Kristaps Porzingis (221-95, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the New York Knicks (19-24) in their game against the Philadelphia 76ers (13-27) in the NBA. Porzingis scored 7 points in 28 minutes. The New York Knicks (19-24) were edged 98-97 in Philadelphia by the 76ers. Porzingis has very impressive stats this year: 19.4ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.4apg and 2.0bpg in 36 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Rodions Kurucs
Rodions Kurucs
   #10. Small forward Rodions Kurucs (206-98, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Barca II (2-17) in their game against Gipuzkoa (14-6) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Despite his very good performance in Friday night's game Kurucs was the top scorer with 19 points. He also added 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Kurucs' total stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.1apg. He is a former U16 international player as three years ago he still played for the Latvian national team.

   #11. International guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in a Sodertalje Kings' victory against the closely-ranked Boras Basket 86-80 in the Swedish Basketligan last Saturday. Lejasmeiers scored 19 points and added 6 assists in 32 minutes. This year Lejasmeiers' total stats are: 9.2ppg, 2.4rpg and 4.0apg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

   #12. International forward Davis Bertans (208-92, currently plays in NBA) managed to help San Antonio Spurs to win against the Los Angeles Lakers crushing them 134-94 in the NBA on Thursday night. Bertans scored 5 points. Bertans has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 1.1rpg. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

   #13. Former U20 international guard Kristaps Kanbergs (189-88, currently plays in Estonia) couldn't help Valga in their game against TTU in the Estonian Alexela KML, despite his good performance in Friday night's game. Kanbergs was the second best scorer with 12 points in 30 minutes. But his team was edged 68-66. Kanbergs has averaged so far 8.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.5spg in 11 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team nine years ago.

   #14. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, agency: HMS, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) couldn't help the league outsider Targu Mures in their game against Gaziantep in the FIBA Europe Cup. Kalve scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was crushed by 21 points 100-79. Kalve has reliable stats this season: 12.0ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #15. Former U20 international small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Kristaps Kanbergs and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Zvigurs couldn't help Valga in their game against TTU. He recorded 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes. His team was edged 68-66. Zvigurs' stats this year are: 13.1ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.3spg in 15 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Martins Provizors (202-C-87, currently plays in Ireland) led DCU Saints to a victory over the league outsider UL Eagles (1-12) 78-69 in the Irish Super League in Saturday night's game. Provizors was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 17 rebounds. DCU St.Vincents Dublin (4-9) is placed ninth in the Super League. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. Provizors has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 16.0rpg, 2.8apg, 1.3bpg and 1.1spg.

   #2. Alvis Eglitis (195-F-85, currently plays in Norway) contributed to an Asker Aliens' victory against one of league's weakest teams Ammerud Bskt (5-14) 72-62 in the Norwegian BLNO last Wednesday. Eglitis had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting the same number of rebounds in 30 minutes. Asker Aliens BC (9-9) is placed sixth in the BLNO. Eglitis is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Asker Aliens' roster. He averaged so far 10.2ppg, 10.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.9spg in 17 games he played so far.

   #3. Arkadijs Makarenko (194-F, currently plays in Ireland) is a teammate of previously mentioned Martins Provizors and both played together in the last Irish Super League game. Makarenko managed to help DCU St.Vincents Dublin to win against the league outsider UL Eagles (1-12) 78-69. He scored only 4 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Makarenko is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in DCU Saints' roster. Makarenko has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 2.4apg and 2.3spg.



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Standings - Division A

Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Homenetmen 9-1 
 2. Byblos 8-2 
 3. Al Riyadi 7-3 
 4. Louaize 5-5 
 5. Moutahed 5-5 
 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. 19: Homenetmen - Louaize 86-83
Jan. 19: Byblos - Moutahed 82-77
Jan. 21: Mayrouba - Sagesse
Jan. 20: Hoops - Tadamon


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 34.7
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse34.7 
 2. Morris, Tadamon25.2 
 3. Jackson, Homen.25.2 
 4. Johnson, Louaize24.8 
 5. Rembert, Champville24.6 
 6. Spencer, Moutahed23.5 
 7. Youngblood, Byblos23.4 
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