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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 18-0 
 2 Partizan 14-4 
 3 Buducnost 13-5 
 4 Cedevita 13-5 
 5 Cibona 11-7 
 6 Igokea 9-9 
 7 Un.Olimpija 8-10 
 8 FMP 7-11 
 9 Karpos Sokoli 7-12 
 10 Zadar 6-12 
 11 Mornar Bar 6-12 
 12 Krka 5-13 
 13 Mega Leks 5-13 
 14 MZT Skopje 5-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 20: Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje 77-74
Jan. 21: Cibona - Un.Olimpija
Jan. 21: Partizan - FMP
Jan. 21: Mornar Bar - Buducnost
Jan. 21: Igokea - Crvena Zvezda
Jan. 21: Krka - Cedevita
Jan. 21: Mega Leks - Zadar


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar19.2 
 3. Lukovic, Krka17.1 
 4. Boatright, Cedevita17.0 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.8 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan16.2 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.2 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.9 
 9. Sakic, Cibona14.9 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks7.8 
 3. Lukovic, Krka7.7 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.6 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 6. Zagorac, Mega Leks7.1 
 7. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 8. Bolden, FMP6.8 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.9 
 2. Covic, FMP6.7 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 8. Radivojevic, Igokea4.9 
 9. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.7 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Ramljak, Zadar1.9 
 3. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.9 
 4. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 6. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 7. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.7 
 8. Kaba, Mega Leks1.6 
 9. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 10. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.2 
 5. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 6. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 7. Davidovac, FMP1.2 
 8. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 9. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.1 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 


Devon Van Oostrum (ex Koroivos) signs at MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 24-year old British guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Dutch passport. Van Oostrum played recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg this season. The last season Van Oostrum played at Arkadikos (also in A1) where in 26 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Van Oostrum's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Van Oostrum was also a member of British international program for some years. He played for British Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Van Oostrum also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 31.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Van Oostrum is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Baskonia, Magia Huesca, Caceres Basket, CB Tarragona 2017 and Baskonia) and United Kingdom (Sheffield Sharks).

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  ANGOLA  


1 de Agosto thrashes Benfica do Sumbe - by Eurobasket News

Luanda-based 1 de Agosto thrashed central Cuanza Sul province's Benfica do Sumbe 102-44 on Thursday in Lubango, southern Huila province, in a group A's first round match of the national Under-18 basketball championship. The Luanda team entered the match with a 21 points advantage (31-10), expanding the score to 56-21 at the end of the second quarter of the game. The match resumed with Benfica do Sumbe taking the upper hand (9-0) in the first two minutes, before the opponents used their full experience to reverse the score (18-14). In the last quarter, 1 de Agosto won by 28-9, setting the final score to 102-44. 1 de Agosto's Gelson Bango was the best scorer of the match with 17 points.
In another match of the competition, Casa Pessoal do Porto do Lobito defeated Heja Sport Clube do Lubango by 57-41. 1 de Maio de Benguela rested. In group B, Luanda's Vila Clotilde beat Cuanza Sul-based Recreativo do Libolo by 84-67, while Sporting de Benguela defeated Desportivo da Huila (68-52). ASA rested.
Courtesy of: angop.ao



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 19-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-10 
 3. Regatas C. 16-11 
 4. Instituto 15-11 
 5. Quimsa 13-13 
 6. Olimpico LB 13-14 
 7. La Union 12-14 
 8. Libertad S. 11-13 
 9. Atenas 10-17 
 10. Echague 4-23 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 20-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 17-8 
 3. Weber Bahia 16-10 
 4. Argentino 14-12 
 5. GECR Indalo 13-12 
 6. Penarol 13-15 
 7. Obras Basket 12-13 
 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. 20: Regatas C. - Echague 95-83
Jan. 20: Instituto - Atenas 89-60
Jan. 18: Obras Basket - Hispano Am. 84-92
Jan. 19: Weber Bahia - Quimsa 80-76
Jan. 20: Penarol - GECR Indalo 73-69
Jan. 21: Hispano Am. - Libertad S.
Jan. 21: Obras Basket - Estudiantes C.
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, Instituto19.1 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.5 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.4 
 5. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.3 
 9. Vildoza, Libertad S.16.3 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Williams, Olimpico.11.7 
 2. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.10.0 
 5. Horner, Obras B.9.0 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.7 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
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.4.6 
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. Whelan, Weber B.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. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Acuna, Penarol1.0 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 14-4 
 2. San Isidro 12-6 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-7 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 5-13 
 6. SP Las Parejas 4-14 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 13-7 
 2. Parque Sur 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 15-4 
 3. Villa Angela 12-7 
 4. Villa San Martin 8-11 
 5. Salta Basket 7-10 
 6. Mitre Tuc. 5-15 
 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 7-12 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-13 

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 20: Union SF - Mitre Tuc. 87-83
Jan. 20: Barrio Parque - Villa Angela 85-88
Jan. 20: Comunicaciones - Salta Basket 82-62
Jan. 20: Ciclista - Atenas Carmen 81-68
Jan. 21: San Isidro - Hindu
Jan. 21: Huracan - Petr.Argentino
Jan. 22: Parque Sur - Rocamora
Jan. 22: Obera TC - Salta Basket
Jan. 22: Gimnasia LP - Atenas Carmen
Jan. 22: La Union - Olimpo BB
Jan. 23: Alianza Viedma - Temperley
Jan. 24: Parque Sur - Olimpo BB
Jan. 24: San Isidro - SP Las Parejas
Jan. 24: Comunicaciones - Independiente BBC
Jan. 24: Estudiantes O. - Platense
Jan. 24: Villa San Martin - Union SF


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 23.8
 1. Barovero, Union SF23.8 
 2. Brown, La Union20.5 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.8 
 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.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.9 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.10.1 
 4. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 6. Smith, Olimpo BB8.4 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB8.1 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.1 
 9. Graham, Temperley8.1 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
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.4.9 
 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: 2.3
 1. Merlo, Ciclista2.3 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Pais, Platense2.2 
 4. Lopez, Independ.2.2 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 7. Eseverri, Salta B.2.0 
 8. Gago, Petr.Arg.2.0 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF2.0 
 10. Castets, Petr.Arg.1.8 
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. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 7. Morales, Villa S.0.9 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Brown, La Union0.8 
 10. Johnson, Estudian.0.8 


Weber Bahia adds Bordignon to their roster - by Facundo Iatzky

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) added to their roster 21-year old Brazilian power forward Daniel Bordignon (206-96). He played recently at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Bordignon played at Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) in Spanish league where in 39 games he had 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Despite young age Bordignon had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Bordignon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1spg.
Bordignon has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Alava and Navarra.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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TNA Round 21 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The round was exceptionally exciting as five games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Seventh defeat of league's leader Ciclista (12-7) against second ranked Olimpo (13-5) 66-58 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ciclista won third quarter 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Olimpo won last quarter 18-11. Olimpo outrebounded Ciclista 40-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Ciclista helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Thomas Granado (208-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Center Franco Pennacchotti (202-90) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) for Ciclista. Olimpo have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-5 record behind leader Parque Sur. Ciclista at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. They share it with Parque Sur. They were replaced at the leadership position by Parque Sur. Ciclista will play next round against Atenas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Olimpo will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Parque Sur in Concepcion de Urug..
The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Parque Sur as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Parque Sur defeated leader Estudiantes O. in Concepcion de Urug. 91-83. It was a key game for the top position in the league. Guard Elnes Bolling (189-91) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and Joseph Stroud chipped in 21 points. The best for the losing side was swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) with 13 points and 6 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Parque Sur. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ciclista. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top place with seven games lost. Estudiantes O. will play next round against strong CA Platense trying to get back on the winning streak. Parque Sur will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpo at Bahia Blanca.
Leading Estudiantes O. (14-7) recorded its seventh loss in Colon on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked La Union (5-12) 96-90. Carlos Buendia nailed 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Santiago Arese came up with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Estudiantes O. in the defeat. La Union maintains sixth place with 5-12 record. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top position with seven games lost. La Union will meet at home league's second-placed Olimpo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Estudiantes O. will play against CA Platense and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Rocamora. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of leader Estudiantes O. (14-7) to fifth ranked Rocamora (9-9) 73-72 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Antwan Space who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rocamora. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Alianza Viedma. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top position with seven games lost. Rocamora's next round opponent will be league's leader Parque Sur in Concepcion de Urug. and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Estudiantes O. will play at home against CA Platense and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Florida. Second ranked Parque Sur (12-7) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed CA Platense (10-8) 70-69 on Thursday evening. It was a good game for Augustin Richard who saved his team from a defeat with 15 points and 4 assists. The victory was the third consecutive win for Parque Sur. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ciclista. Loser CA Platense dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Parque Sur will face league's second-placed Olimpo in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. CA Platense will play on the road against the league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 21: Petr.Argentino was beaten by Alianza Viedma on the road 78-70. BHY Tiro Federal lost to Hindu on its own court 61-74. Obera TC managed to outperform Villa San Martin in a road game 72-67. SP Las Parejas managed to beat Mitre Tuc. at home 83-81. Villa Angela was defeated by Independiente BBC on the opponent's court 85-69. Gimnasia LP was beaten by Huracan in a home game 76-82. Petr.Argentino lost to Atenas Carmen on the road 70-80. Hindu managed to outperform Obera TC on its own court 85-77. San Isidro managed to beat Barrio Parque in San Francisco 93-87. Temperley was defeated by Huracan at home 56-57. Ciclista beat Petr.Argentino on the opponent's court 89-74. Platense was destroyed by Huracan in a home game 67-88. Alianza Viedma unfortunately lost to Olimpo BB on the road 86-91.

Alianza Viedma - Petr.Argentino 78-70

No shocking result in a game when fourth ranked Alianza Viedma (9-9) beat 6th ranked Petr.Argentino (6-13) in Rio Negro 78-70 on Thursday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 28-14. But Petr.Argentino won third quarter 23-13. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Petr.Argentino 41-30 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Swingman Mateo Gaynor (199-90) contributed with 17 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American forward Cedric Blossom (198, college: Morgan St., agency: DTMones) answered with 24 points and 8 rebounds and naturalized Italian point guard Mariano Castets (183-83) added 19 points in the effort for Petr.Argentino. Petr.Argentino's coach Daniel Jaule rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Alianza Viedma maintains fourth place with 9-9 record, which they share with Rocamora. Petr.Argentino lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Alianza Viedma will face higher ranked CA Temperley (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Petr.Argentino will play against Huracan in Trelew and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Alianza Viedma: O.McCullough 21+13reb+1ast, M.Gaynor 17+5reb+1ast, F.Grun 14+4reb+1ast, L.Nwogbo 7+7reb+3ast, M.Eidintas 5+1ast, A.Knecht 5+2reb+2ast
Petr.Argentino: C.Blossom 24+8reb, M.Castets 19+4reb+3ast, D.Pineda 9+1reb+1ast, F.Gago 8+2reb+1ast, L.Rodriguez 6+4reb+2ast, L.Diaz 2+5reb+1ast
gschID: 523839


BHY Tiro Federal - Hindu 61-74

Rather expected game when 4th placed BHY Tiro Federal (7-11) lost to first ranked Hindu (15-3) in Morteros 61-74 on Thursday. The game without a history. Hindu led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a good game for American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 6 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Point guard Nicolas Paletta (180-87) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Hindu players scored in double figures. Power forward Diego Brezzo (206-84) answered with 22 points and naturalized American power forward Phillip Lockett (202-88, agency: DTMones) added 5 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for BHY Tiro Federal. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for Hindu. They maintain first place with 15-3 record. Loser BHY Tiro Federal keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. Hindu will face league's second-placed San Isidro in San Francisco in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Hindu: K.Jones 26+6reb+1ast, N.Paletta 14+2reb+4ast, P.Moya 11+8reb, S.Mora 10+3reb, M.Coronel 5+10reb+1ast, P.Fernandez 4+4reb+2ast
BHY Tiro Federal: D.Brezzo 22+4reb, L.Cecchi 12+3reb+1ast, M.Ceruti 6+1reb+6ast, T. Lucero 6, P.Lockett 5+8reb+3ast, M.Maximiliano 5+6reb+5ast
gschID: 523840


Platense - Parque Sur 69-70

Important game to mention about took place in Florida. Second ranked Parque Sur (12-7) saved a 1-point victory on the road edging 3rd placed CA Platense (10-8) 70-69 on Thursday evening. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a good game for point guard Augustin Richard (176-90) who saved his team from a defeat with 15 points and 4 assists. Swingman Guido Mariani (193-94) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Center Dario Mansilla (207-82) answered with 16 points and 7 rebounds and center Alejandro Pappalardi (198-80) added 16 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for CA Platense. Four CA Platense players scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Parque Sur. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Ciclista. Loser CA Platense dropped to the fourth place with eight games lost. Parque Sur will face league's second-placed Olimpo in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. CA Platense will play on the road against the league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Parque Sur: A.Richard 15+4reb+4ast, G.Mariani 13+3reb+3ast, E.Bolling 13+5reb+1ast, P.Alderete 9+7reb+1ast, S.Bernasconi 8+2reb+1ast, J.Stroud 8+3reb
Platense: A.Pappalardi 16+7reb+1ast, D.Mansilla 16+7reb+3ast, F.Pais 12+6reb+4ast, E.Cassinelli 11+2reb+2ast, J.Lugrin 4+1reb, Z.Nwogbo 4+4reb
gschID: 523838


Villa San Martin - Obera TC 67-72

There was a small surprise when seventh ranked Obera TC (4-14) won against 4th placed Villa San Martin (8-11) in Resistencia 72-67 on Wednesday. It was a good game for American center Arkeem Joseph (206-94, college: Texas A&M Int.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Guard Martin Gandoy (194-91) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Agustin Carnovale (195-86) answered with 13 points and 8 rebounds and American-Haitian forward Clide Geffrard (198-94, college: SF Austin) added 11 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Villa San Martin. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Obera TC moved-up to sixth place, which they share with SP Las Parejas. Newly promoted Villa San Martin keeps the fourth position with 11 games lost. Obera TC will face higher ranked Salta Basket (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Villa San Martin will play against the league's leader Union SF and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Obera TC: A.Joseph 22+10reb, J.Deck 16+8reb, M.Gandoy 13+5reb+7ast, A.Montes Cardozo 12+2reb+3ast, S.Luduena 4+7reb+4ast, T.Gomez 3+1ast
VILLA SAN MARTIN: A.Carnovale 13+8reb+2ast, G.Mascaro 12+1reb+3ast, C.Geffrard 11+8reb+2ast, M.Cabrera 10+2reb+3ast, F.Aldama 8+3reb+2ast, A.Toledo 8+3reb
gschID: 523836


SP Las Parejas - Mitre Tuc. 83-81

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Mitre Tuc. (5-14) was edged by sixth ranked Sportivo (4-14) in Las Parejas 83-81 on Wednesday. Mitre Tuc. was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. It was a good game for point guard Juan Ignacio Rodriguez Suppi (178-91) who led his team to a victory with 26 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Manuel Olocco (198-88) contributed with 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Pablo Osores (194-86) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Tirrell Brown (198-93, college: Ouachita Baptist) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Mitre Tuc.Four Mitre Tuc. players scored in double figures. Newly promoted Sportivo maintains sixth place with 4-14 record, which they share with Obera TC. Mitre Tuc. lost their fourth game in a row. Mitre Tuc. at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the sixth position with 14 games lost. Sportivo will face league's second-placed San Isidro in San Francisco in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
SP Las Parejas: J.Ignacio Rodriguez Suppi 26+3reb+5ast, M.Negri 19+4reb+1ast, M.Olocco 17+7reb+4ast, A.Rossi 8+1reb+2ast, M.Luchi 8+6reb+1ast, M.Tarrago 3+1ast
Mitre Tuc.: P.Osores 18+13reb+6ast, J.Muruaga 17+1reb+1ast, F.Toia 16+2reb, T.Brown 12+5reb+3ast, L.Arganaraz 9+3reb, R.Banegas 9+5reb
gschID: 523833


La Union - Estudiantes O. 96-90

Leading Estudiantes O. (14-7) recorded its seventh loss in Colon on Wednesday night. Visitors were defeated by sixth ranked La Union (5-12) 96-90. Point guard Carlos Buendia (178-95) nailed 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side and American Rakim Brown (198-91, college: Humboldt St.) accounted for 28 points and 5 rebounds. Swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) came up with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Diego Figueredo (185-91) added 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Estudiantes O. in the defeat. Four La Union and five Estudiantes O. players scored in double figures. La Union maintains sixth place with 5-12 record. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top position with seven games lost. La Union will meet at home league's second-placed Olimpo in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Estudiantes O. will play against CA Platense and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
La Union: R.Brown 28+5reb+1ast, C.Buendia 22+8reb+7ast, P.Bilat 15+2reb+1ast, F.Mendoza 12+9reb+3ast, J.Pegues 8+3reb+1ast, M.Solanas 6+1reb
Estudiantes O.: S.Arese 24+6reb+5ast, D.Figueredo 19+8reb+4ast, R.Sanchez 11+8reb+4ast, J.Gamazo 10+1reb+1ast, E.Dominguez 10+4reb+2ast, A.Brocal 10+1reb+2ast
gschID: 523834


Independiente BBC - Villa Angela 85-69

There was a small surprise when fifth ranked Independiente BBC (5-13) defeated at home 3rd placed Villa Angela (11-7) 85-69 on Wednesday. Independiente BBC made 20-of-21 free shots (95.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for point guard Victor Hugo Cajal (179-80, agency: DTMones) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 7 assists. Center Julian Aprea (209-87) contributed with 20 points and 4 assists for the winners. Point guard Martin Cequeira (180-88) answered with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists and Alejandro Spalla (197-89, agency: DTMones) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Villa Angela. Five Independiente BBC and four Villa Angela players scored in double figures. Villa Angela's coach Leandro Ramella rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Newly promoted Independiente BBC maintains fifth place with 5-13 record. Loser Villa Angela keeps the third position with seven games lost. Independiente BBC will face league's second-placed Comunicaciones in Mercedes in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Villa Angela will play on the road against Barrio Parque in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Independiente BBC: J.Aprea 20+1reb+4ast, M.Martinez 15+5reb+3ast, B.Ingrata 15+5reb+2ast, J.Angel Lopez 14+6reb+3ast, M.Vittar 11+6reb+1ast, V.Hugo Cajal 10+12reb+7ast
Villa Angela: C.Avalle 16+3reb+1ast, A.Spalla 16+5reb+1ast, M.Cequeira 15+13reb+6ast, N.Carter 11+3reb, L.Strack 6+1reb, M.Garcia 3+6reb+2ast
gschID: 523837


Gimnasia LP - Huracan 76-82

There was no surprise when 7th ranked Gimnasia LP (4-15) lost to third ranked Huracan (10-11) in La Plata 76-82 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Huracan led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Huracan outrebounded Gimnasia LP 40-29 including 16 on the offensive glass. It was a good game for guard Lisandro Ruiz Moreno (183-89) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Jerome Hill (198-94, college: Gardner-Webb) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Huracan players scored in double figures. Power forward Lisandro Villa (198-87) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Leonardo La Bella (180-86) added 18 points and 6 assists in the effort for Gimnasia LP. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Huracan. They maintain third place with 10-11 record having four points less than leader Parque Sur. Gimnasia LP lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 15 games lost. Huracan will face Petr.Argentino (#6) in Plaza Huincul in the next round. Gimnasia LP will play at home against Atenas and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracan: L.Ruiz Moreno 25+5reb+3ast, J.Hill 21+10reb+2ast, M.Melo 13+2reb+2ast, J.Coronado 10+12reb, M.Gomez 8+2reb+1ast, G.Maranguello 2+2reb+1ast
Gimnasia LP: L.Villa 22+5reb+1ast, L.La Bella 18+3reb+6ast, M.Segon 17+5reb, J.Victor Jeronimo 7+5reb, E.Rusconi 6+1reb+5ast, J.Lancieri 2+1reb+2ast
gschID: 523835


Atenas Carmen - Petr.Argentino 80-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Atenas' (7-11) home victory over 6th ranked Petr.Argentino (6-13) in Carmen de Patagones 80-70 on Tuesday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a good game for American forward Scott Cutley (196-85, college: CS Fullerton) who led his team to a victory with 18 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Bruno Oprandi (192-85) contributed with 7 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Cutley is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Swingman Damian Pineda (194-88) answered with 21 points (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and naturalized Italian point guard Mariano Castets (183-83) added 15 points in the effort for Petr.Argentino. Four Petr.Argentino players scored in double figures. Atenas moved-up to fourth place, which they share with BHY Tiro Federal. Petr.Argentino lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Atenas will face Gimnasia LP (#7) in La Plata in the next round. Petr.Argentino will play on the road against Huracan in Trelew and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Atenas Carmen: S.Cutley 18+8reb+4ast, A.Giarraffa 13, E.Agostino 13+2reb, C.Lavoratornuovo 11+5reb+2ast, H.Wilkerson 8+5reb+2ast, B.Oprandi 7+5reb+7ast
Petr.Argentino: D.Pineda 21+3reb, M.Castets 15+4reb+1ast, C.Blossom 15+3reb+1ast, R.Carpenter 11+7reb, L.Diaz 3+7reb, S.Gandolfo 2
gschID: 523832


Hindu - Obera TC 85-77

Very expected game when 7th ranked Obera TC (4-14) lost to first ranked Hindu (15-3) in Chaco 77-85 on Monday. Obera TC trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-18 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 77-85 at the end of the game. Hindu forced 20 Obera TC turnovers. It was a good game for forward Pablo Fernandez (198-82) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 8 rebounds. American Kenny Jones (198-84, college: Kentucky St., agency: DTMones) contributed with 22 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Hindu players scored in double figures. Guard Alejo Montes Cardozo (188-91) answered with 23 points and 5 rebounds and American center Arkeem Joseph (206-94, college: Texas A&M Int.) added 19 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Obera TC. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the fifteenth consecutive win for Hindu. They maintain first place with 15-3 record. Obera TC lost their sixth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 14 games lost. Hindu will face league's second-placed San Isidro in San Francisco in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Obera TC will play at home against Salta Basket (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hindu: K.Jones 22+6reb, P.Fernandez 21+8reb+2ast, P.Moya 12+10reb+2ast, S.Picton 10+7reb, N.Paletta 9+1reb+9ast, S.Mora 9+3reb+1ast
Obera TC: A.Montes Cardozo 23+5reb+3ast, A.Joseph 19+11reb, M.Gandoy 10+6reb+8ast, J.Deck 8+4reb, J.Montero 7+2reb+3ast, T.Gomez 5+2ast
gschID: 523831


Olimpo BB - Ciclista 66-58

Seventh defeat of league's leader Ciclista (12-7) against second ranked Olimpo (13-5) 66-58 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ciclista won third quarter 19-11. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Olimpo won last quarter 18-11. Olimpo outrebounded Ciclista 40-26 including 29 on the defensive glass. 25 personal fouls committed by Ciclista helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American center Thomas Granado (208-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Center Franco Pennacchotti (202-90) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and forward Pablo Martinez (195-82) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Ciclista. Olimpo have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 13-5 record behind leader Parque Sur. Ciclista at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. They share it with Parque Sur. They were replaced at the leadership position by Parque Sur. Ciclista will play next round against Atenas trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Olimpo will try to continue on its current victory against first ranked Parque Sur in Concepcion de Urug..
Top scorers:
Olimpo BB: F.Pennacchotti 17+7reb+1ast, T.Granado 14+15reb+1ast, F. Ruesga 9+2reb+5ast, D.Smith 8+2reb+1ast, C.Schoppler 7+3reb+2ast, L.Marin 5
Ciclista: J.Fahnbulleh 26+5reb, P.Martinez 11+7reb+3ast, N.Paciotti 10+3reb+3ast, A.Merlo 4+2reb+5ast, R.Di Perna 3+1reb+1ast, A.Harrison 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 533405


Parque Sur - Estudiantes O. 91-83

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Parque Sur as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Parque Sur defeated leader Estudiantes O. in Concepcion de Urug. 91-83. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Estudiantes O. won third quarter 24-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Parque Sur made 18-of-23 charity shots (78.3 percent) during the game. Estudiantes O. was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Elnes Bolling (189-91) stepped up and scored 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and American forward Joseph Stroud (203, college: Cent.Washington) chipped in 21 points. The best for the losing side was swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Rodrigo Sanchez (200-89) scored 14 points. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. The victory was the third consecutive win for Parque Sur. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Ciclista. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top place with seven games lost. Estudiantes O. will play next round against strong CA Platense trying to get back on the winning streak. Parque Sur will try to continue on its current victory against second ranked Olimpo at Bahia Blanca.
Top scorers:
Parque Sur: J.Stroud 21, E.Bolling 17+8reb+3ast, G.Mariani 13+3reb+1ast, S.Bernasconi 12+2reb, A.Jure 11+3reb+4ast, P.Alderete 8+7reb+2ast
Estudiantes O.: J.Gamazo 20+1reb, R.Sanchez 14+4reb+3ast, L.Portillo 13+3reb+3ast, S.Arese 13+6reb+3ast, A.Brocal 9+2reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 6+2reb+6ast
gschID: 523826


Barrio Parque - San Isidro 87-93

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when third ranked San Isidro (12-6) won against second-best Barrio Parque (11-6) in Cordoba 93-87 on Monday. It was a key game for the second position in the league. Barrio Parque was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Santiago Gonzalez (203-83) who led his team to a victory with 25 points and 8 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Naturalized Italian Juan Kelly (190-88) contributed with 23 points for the winners. Power forward Emiliano Martina (200-83) answered with 26 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Esteban Cantarutti (185-88) added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Barrio Parque. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. San Isidro moved-up to second place. Loser Barrio Parque dropped to the third position with six games lost. San Isidro will face Sportivo (#6) in Las Parejas in the next round. Barrio Parque will play at home against Villa Angela and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Isidro: S.Gonzalez 25+8reb+1ast, J.Kelly 23+4reb+3ast, M.Muller 14+1reb+3ast, A.Landoni 10+3reb+2ast, H. Feder 8+1reb, M.Corzo 6+3reb+1ast
Barrio Parque: E.Martina 26+5reb+1ast, A.Mariani 16+1reb, S.Cabello 13+6reb, E.Cantarutti 13+5reb+5ast, G.Marozzi 9+3reb+2ast, E.Rossi 6+6reb
gschID: 523829


Temperley - Huracan 56-57

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when second-best CA Temperley (10-7) was edged at home by third ranked Huracan (10-11) 57-56 on Monday. CA Temperley was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 17-15 charge of Huracan, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for guard Lisandro Ruiz Moreno (183-89) who saved his team from a defeat with 16 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Jerome Hill (198-94, college: Gardner-Webb) contributed with 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Martin Trimboli (196-85) answered with 18 points and 8 rebounds and forward Leopoldo Ibanez Paz (192-89) added 11 points in the effort for CA Temperley. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Huracan. They maintain third place with 10-11 record having four points less than leader Parque Sur which they share with defeated CA Temperley. Newly promoted CA Temperley dropped to the third position with seven games lost. Huracan will face Petr.Argentino (#6) in Plaza Huincul in the next round. CA Temperley will play on the road against Alianza Viedma in Rio Negro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Huracan: L.Ruiz Moreno 16+7reb, M.Melo 10+7reb+1ast, J.Hill 10+8reb+1ast, M.Gomez 6, J.Coronado 5+8reb+1ast, J.Ignacio Laterza 5+1reb
Temperley: M.Trimboli 18+8reb+1ast, L.Ibanez Paz 11+3reb+2ast, R.Pelorosso 9+2ast, D.Graham 8+6reb, S.Chaine 5+7reb+2ast, L.Ortiz 3+1reb
gschID: 523827


Petr.Argentino - Ciclista 74-89

Everything went according to plan when first ranked Ciclista (12-7) defeated 6th ranked Petr.Argentino (6-13) in Plaza Huincul 89-74 on Saturday. Ciclista outrebounded Petr.Argentino 41-22 including 27 on the defensive glass. It was a good game for American power forward Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 13 rebounds. Forward Pablo Martinez (195-82) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four Ciclista players scored in double figures. American forward Cedric Blossom (198, college: Morgan St., agency: DTMones) answered with 17 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Damian Pineda (194-88) added 16 points in the effort for Petr.Argentino. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Ciclista maintains first place with 12-7 record. Petr.Argentino lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 13 games lost. Ciclista will face Atenas (#5) in Carmen de Patagones in the next round. Petr.Argentino will play on the road against Huracan in Trelew and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ciclista: J.Fahnbulleh 21+13reb+1ast, P.Martinez 19+10reb+3ast, A.Harrison 14+7reb+1ast, M.Araujo 11+2reb+4ast, M.Tamburini 8+1reb+1ast, N.Paciotti 6+1reb
Petr.Argentino: C.Blossom 17+5reb+1ast, D.Pineda 16+2reb, F.Gago 10+2reb+3ast, L.Diaz 8+4reb+1ast, M.Castets 8+1ast, M.Lambrisca 6+2reb
gschID: 523830


Platense - Huracan 67-88

There was a minor upset when 3rd placed CA Platense (10-8) was outleveled by third ranked Huracan (10-11) in Florida 88-67 on Saturday. Huracan shot 60.4 percent from the field and made 17-of-21 free shots (81.0 percent) during the game. It was a good game for guard Lisandro Ruiz Moreno (183-89) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 4 steals. American forward Jerome Hill (198-94, college: Gardner-Webb) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Five Huracan players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian forward Zimmy Nwogbo (201-91, college: Cedarville, agency: Duran International) answered with 25 points and 5 rebounds and center Dario Mansilla (207-82) added 5 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for CA Platense. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Huracan. They maintain third place with 10-11 record having four points less than leader Parque Sur. Loser CA Platense dropped to the fourth position with eight games lost. Huracan will face Petr.Argentino (#6) in Plaza Huincul in the next round. CA Platense will play on the road against the league's leader Estudiantes O. in Olavarria and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Huracan: L.Ruiz Moreno 18+4reb+2ast, G.Maranguello 14+3reb, J.Hill 14+3reb, M.Melo 12+2reb+2ast, J.Coronado 10+2reb, M.Gomez 8+2reb
Platense: Z.Nwogbo 25+5reb+1ast, V.Facundo 11+1reb, F.Pais 9+2reb, I.Romani 7+2reb+1ast, D.Mansilla 5+6reb+2ast, J.Lugrin 5+4reb
gschID: 523824


Olimpo BB - Alianza Viedma 91-86

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Olimpo (13-5) beat 4th placed Alianza Viedma (9-9) in Bahia Blanca 91-86 on Saturday. Olimpo dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Alianza Viedma's 24. They outrebounded Alianza Viedma 42-29 including a 18-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. Olimpo looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Alianza Viedma was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American center Thomas Granado (208-88, college: Concordia Irvine, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds. Canadian forward Dwayne Smith (198-89, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Four Olimpo players scored in double figures. American swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-82, college: Francis Marion, agency: DTMones) answered with 31 points and Nigerian-American power forward Lotanna Nwogbo (203-93, college: Longwood) added 12 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Alianza Viedma. The victory was the seventh consecutive win for Olimpo. They maintain second place with 13-5 record behind leader Parque Sur. Alianza Viedma lost their third game in a row. They keep the fourth position with nine games lost. Olimpo will face league's leader Parque Sur in Concepcion de Urug. in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Alianza Viedma will play at home against CA Temperley and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olimpo BB: C.Schoppler 19+1reb+4ast, T.Granado 18+10reb+1ast, J.Fabio 16+5reb+5ast, D.Smith 13+14reb+2ast, L.Marin 8+1ast, R.Iglesias 5+3reb+5ast
Alianza Viedma: O.McCullough 31+3reb+1ast, A.Knecht 13+2reb+3ast, L.Nwogbo 12+11reb, P.Franco 9+2reb+10ast, F.Grun 9+2reb+3ast, M.Gaynor 7+6reb
gschID: 523828


Rocamora - Estudiantes O. 73-72

A very interesting game took place in Rocamora. It ended with only one-point defeat on the road of leader Estudiantes O. (14-7) to fifth ranked Rocamora (9-9) 73-72 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was American power forward Antwan Space (206-93, college: Massachusetts) who had a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds. Point guard Ignacio Davico (188-92) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Santiago Arese (196-87) who recorded 13 points and 8 rebounds and Italian center Emilio Dominguez (202-87) added 13 points and 7 rebounds respectively. The victory was the third consecutive win for Rocamora. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Alianza Viedma. Estudiantes O. lost their third game in a row. They still keep top position with seven games lost. Rocamora's next round opponent will be league's leader Parque Sur in Concepcion de Urug. and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Estudiantes O. will play at home against CA Platense and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Rocamora: I.Davico 17+5reb+2ast, A.Space 16+10reb+2ast, M.Novello 13+6reb+1ast, F.Benitez 8+4reb+1ast, M.Cuello 7+2reb+1ast, L.Podesta 6+4reb
Estudiantes O.: R.Sanchez 14+1reb+4ast, E.Dominguez 13+7reb, S.Arese 13+8reb+2ast, J.Gamazo 9+3reb, L.Portillo 9+3reb+1ast, D.Figueredo 6+3reb+4ast
gschID: 523825





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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Singapore S. 8-2 
 2 Alab Pilipinas 5-2 
 3 Hong Kong ELL 5-2 
 4 KL Dragons 2-5 
 5 Saigon H. 1-5 
 6 Kaohsiung 1-6 

Regular Season: Round 7

Jan. 20: KL Dragons - Saigon H. 82-67
Jan. 22: Hong Kong ELL - Alab Pilipinas
Jan. 25: KL Dragons - Kaohsiung



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  ASIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Beirut and Bengaluru to host first-ever FIBA Asia Cups as basketball enters new era in Asian region - by Eurobasket News

FIBA's Regional Office in Asia on Friday announced that the first-ever FIBA Asia Cup will take place in Lebanon's capital of Beirut, while the maiden FIBA Women's Asia Cup is to be staged in the Indian city of Bengaluru. The announcements came as the calendar for what promises to be an exciting 2017 season of events in the region was unveiled. The FIBA Asia Cup 2017, FIBA Asia's flagship event, will be played from August 17-27, while the FIBA Women's Asia Cup 2017 is to be held from July 23-29. "The 2017 FIBA events in Asia mark a new era for basketball competitions in the continent," said FIBA Executive Director - Asia, Mr Hagop Khajirian, while announcing the calendar. "For the first time in history, Australia and New Zealand will compete with Asian teams in all five events that will take place this year. While this adds a new level to the depth of the competitions, we also expect the events themselves to become more attractive to the fans across these two FIBA regions. " Sixteen teams, including Australia and New Zealand, will battle for top honors in the FIBA Asia Cup 2017. The top 14 teams from that event will then be joined by two teams to be decided by the Regional Office and compete in Division A of FIBA's New Competition System.
The FIBA Asia Women's Cup 2017 will see Australia and New Zealand match wits with Asian champions Japan as well as China, Korea, Chinese Taipei, DPR Korea and Philippines in Division A. Six more teams, including hosts India, will go head to head in Division B in a bid to earn promotion to Division A of the next FIBA Asia Women's Cup.
India will also host the FIBA U16 Women's Asian Championship 2017 which will feature eight teams in Division A. China, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei along with Hong Kong and Thailand will have their work cut out as they take on Australia and New Zealand in Division A from October 22-28. India will head the list of participants in the tournament's Division B.
The FIBA Asia Champions Cup 2017 will be played in Shenzen, China from September 22-30. The premier club basketball event in Asia will feature the domestic league champions from 10 national federations in Asia. The host for the FIBA U16 Asian Championship 2017 will be announced soon.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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Standings - NBL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 20: Hawks - Breakers 86-95
Jan. 20: Wildcats - Taipans 84-78
Jan. 19: 36ers - Bullets 101-68
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. Cotton, Wildcats21.4 
 4. Prather, Wildcats20.2 
 5. Newley, Kings17.4 
 6. Goulding, United17.2 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.0 
 8. Lisch, Kings17.0 
 9. Clarke, Hawks16.9 
 10. Sobey, 36ers16.2 
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, Breakers6.9 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 8. McKay, Wildcats6.5 
 9. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 10. Majok, United6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Dillard, Breakers5.3 
 4. Randle, 36ers5.0 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.2 
 8. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 9. Sobey, 36ers3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin DILLARD
  Breakers
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dillard, Breakers2.5 
 2. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 3. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Harris, Hawks1.5 
 7. Jackson, United1.4 
 8. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
 9. Ware, United1.3 
 10. Newley, Kings1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jameel MCKAY
  Wildcats
  (206-F/C-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. McKay, Wildcats1.7 
 2. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.3 
 4. Boone, United1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.1 
 6. Carter, Breakers0.8 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Egwu, Taipans0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 


Brisbane Bullets release Jermaine Beal - by Hugh McAuliffe

The Brisbane Bullets have released Jermaine Beal (191-G-87, college: Vanderbilt) from his contract with the club ahead of today's game against Melbourne United.

Bullets Head Coach Andrej Lemanis said he did not make the decision to release Beal lightly, but felt it was in the best interests of the team, both in terms of winning games this season and building for the future.

"We have not been able to get the best out of Jermaine, and he has not been contributing to the level that he wants to and it has become frustrating for both parties," Lemanis said.

"We have decided that it is best for the team to let Jermaine leave and to focus on the rest of the group for the remainder of the season,

"We believe this decision gives us the best opportunity to continue to compete and win games this season.

"We are also building a long-term program here and believe this is also in the best interests of continuing to develop our team and club culture," he said.

In 23 games for Brisbane (9-14, 8th), Beal averaged 11.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

Courtesy of brisbanebullets.com.au



Taipans sign Tony Mitchell, ex Hapoel Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Cairns Taipans (NBL) signed 28-year old American small forward Tony Mitchell (198-98kg-89, college: Alabama). He started the season at Hapoel Eilat in Israeli Winner League. In 5 games he had 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4spg this season. The last summer Mitchell played at Hebei Xianglan in NBL where in 27 games he was the best scorer with impressive 42.9ppg and averaged 10.9rpg, 4.6apg (top 5), 2.5spg (in top 5) and 2.2bpg. Mitchell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL 2nd Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Mitchell won D-League championship title in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Mitchell has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Italy (Banco di Srd and Dolomiti Energia Trento), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings), China (Jilin Tigers) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Mitchell attended University of Alabama until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very good scorer, with great athletic abilities and all-around playing skills. He can easily beat his man and create for his own and teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Round 12: Leader Kumanovo loses to Kozuv - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Regular Season in Balkan League.

Top ranked Kumanovo (6-3) recorded its third loss in Gevgelija on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Kozuv (4-5) 89-71. The game without a history. Kozuv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.4 percent from the field. Kozuv outrebounded Kumanovo 30-18 including 21 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Kozuv's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who recorded 17 points and 5 assists. Kozuv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with Bashkimi and Teodo Tivat. Kumanovo at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Beroe. Kozuv is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Sigal Prishtina (#6) at home in the next round. Kumanovo will play against the league's second-placed Beroe (#2) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Stara Zagora. Second ranked Bulgarian Beroe faced 3rd ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat. Host Beroe (6-3) smashed guests from Tivat (4-5) 94-72. It was a good game for American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 5 assists. Brandis Raley-Ross contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Center Radomir Marojevic (207-81, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds for Teodo Tivat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Beroe used an opportunity after Kumanovo lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Teodo Tivat at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Bashkimi and Kozuv. Beroe will play against league's leader Kumanovo at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Teodo Tivat will play against Bashkimi in Prizren and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Prishtina was also quite interesting. 4th ranked Bashkimi (4-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Sigal Prishtina (3-6). Sigal Prishtina managed to secure a 6-point victory 87-81 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Bashkimi. Worth to mention a great performance of Nenad Delic who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. The best for the losing side was Kayel Locke with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Defending Kosovan champion maintains sixth position in Group A with 3-6 record. Loser Bashkimi dropped to the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Kozuv and Teodo Tivat. Sigal Prishtina will meet higher ranked Kozuv (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bashkimi will play against Teodo Tivat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Rest of the games of round 12 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
In Group B Trepca was defeated by Peja in Peje 80-75. Feni Industries smashed Sutjeska at home 80-55. Karpos Sokoli won against SK Tirana on the opponent's court 100-83.
The best stats of 12th round was 25 points and 5 rebounds by Dragan Zekovic of Karpos Sokoli.

Group A
Kozuv - Kumanovo 89-71

Top ranked Kumanovo (6-3) recorded its third loss in Gevgelija on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by fifth ranked Kozuv (4-5) 89-71. The game without a history. Kozuv led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 61.4 percent from the field. Kozuv outrebounded Kumanovo 30-18 including 21 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) who scored 22 points and 8 rebounds (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 21 points and 4 assists. Four Kozuv players scored in double figures. Kozuv's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the other side the best for losing team was Bulgarian-FYR Macedonian guard Dimitar Karadzovski (190-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza) who recorded 17 points and 5 assists and Serbian power forward Danilo Mijatovic (206-83) added 20 points respectively. Kozuv have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place in Group A, which they share with Bashkimi and Teodo Tivat. Kumanovo at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. They share it with Beroe. Kozuv is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Sigal Prishtina (#6) at home in the next round. Kumanovo will play against the league's second-placed Beroe (#2) in Stara Zagora and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: D.Mijatovic 20+1reb+2ast, D.Karadzovski 17+2reb+5ast, R.Pekovic 11+6reb, N.Karakolev 6+2reb, Y.Brown 6+3ast, S.Zivanovic 5+4reb
Kozuv: M.Mijovic 22+8reb+3ast, K.McNeaill 21+1reb+4ast, B.Krstevski 16+5reb+5ast, L.Hall 13+4reb+2ast, N.Djurasovic 8+8reb+1ast, A.Shterjov 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 494511


Beroe - Teodo Tivat 94-72

An exciting game was played in Stara Zagora. Second ranked Bulgarian Beroe faced 3rd ranked Montenegrin Teodo Tivat. Host Beroe (6-3) smashed guests from Tivat (4-5) 94-72. The game was mostly controlled by Beroe. Teodo Tivat was better in third quarter 13-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American guard Shane Gibson (188-90, college: Sacred Heart) who led his team to a victory with 17 points and 5 assists. The other American import guard Brandis Raley-Ross (191-87, college: S.Carolina) contributed with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Beroe players scored in double figures. Center Radomir Marojevic (207-81, agency: BeoExcell) replied with 14 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian Stefan Sajin (205-93) added 14 points in the effort for Teodo Tivat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Beroe used an opportunity after Kumanovo lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position in Group A. Teodo Tivat at the other side keeps the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Bashkimi and Kozuv. Beroe will play against league's leader Kumanovo at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Teodo Tivat will play against Bashkimi in Prizren and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Teodo Tivat: S.Sajin 14+3reb+2ast, R.Marojevic 14+5reb+1ast, M.Stanojevic 8+4reb+2ast, P.Kusovac 7+4reb+2ast, M.Djurisic 7+1ast, M.Damjanovic 6+1reb+3ast
Beroe: S.Gibson 17+4reb+5ast, B.Raley-Ross 15+5reb+4ast, O.Gudul 14+6reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 12, S.Tesija 12+9reb+3ast, T.Todorov 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 494510


Sigal Prishtina - Bashkimi 87-81

The game in Prishtina was also quite interesting. 4th ranked Bashkimi (4-5) played at the court of sixth ranked Sigal Prishtina (3-6). Sigal Prishtina managed to secure a 6-point victory 87-81 on Tuesday. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Bashkimi. The hosts trailed by 15 points at the halftime before their 34-11 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Croatian power forward Nenad Delic (210-84) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists and forward Granit Rugova (198-85, college: Trinity Valley CC) who added 19 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was American forward Kayel Locke (196-94, college: NC-Greensboro) with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Montenegrin guard Nikola Korac (185-86) scored 22 points and 4 assists. Four Sigal Prishtina and five Bashkimi players scored in double figures. Defending Kosovan champion maintains sixth position in Group A with 3-6 record. Loser Bashkimi dropped to the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Kozuv and Teodo Tivat. Sigal Prishtina will meet higher ranked Kozuv (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Bashkimi will play against Teodo Tivat and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bashkimi: N.Korac 22+1reb+4ast, K.Locke 18+9reb+3ast, M.Popovic 17+6reb+3ast, Q.Biraj 13+3reb+1ast, M.Tmusic 11+5reb+2ast, I.Tahiri 0+1reb+2ast
Sigal Prishtina: J.Hinds 21+2reb+4ast, G.Rugova 19+7reb+2ast, N.Delic 18+9reb+5ast, E.Azemi 14+2reb+2ast, D.Hajrizi 7+7reb, F.Rugova 6+6reb+4ast
gschID: 494509


Group B
Peja - Trepca 80-75

There was no surprise in Peje where 11th ranked Trepca (3-6) was defeated by seventh ranked Peja (6-3) 80-75 on Wednesday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Peja forced 21 Trepca turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. The game was dominated by American players. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Noah Dahlman (201-89, college: Wofford) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists and swingman Lamarcus Reed (196-88, college: Texas Arlington) who added 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) with a triple-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists and guard Jeremy Wise (191-86, college: S.Mississippi) scored 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Five Trepca players scored in double figures. Peja maintains seventh position in Group B with 6-3 record, which they share with Feni Industries. Loser Trepca dropped to the twelfth place with six games lost. They share the position with SK Tirana. Peja will meet at home SK Tirana (#11) in the next round. Trepca will play against Sutjeska in Niksic and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Trepca: M.Scott 16+12reb+11ast, E.Stutz 13+6reb+1ast, B.Azemi 12+3reb+4ast, J.Wise 11+6reb+6ast, S.Zekiqi 10+5reb+2ast, K.Turpin 8+3reb
Peja: C.Rundles 24+2ast, N.Dahlman 14+12reb+5ast, L.Reed 11+10reb+5ast, A.Veseli 9+9reb+1ast, A.Tillotson 8+2reb+10ast, J.Skeen 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 494512


Feni Industries - Sutjeska 80-55

Everything could happen in Kavadarci at the game between two tied teams. Both ninth ranked FYR Macedonian Feni Industries and 8th ranked Montenegrin Sutjeska had identical 5-3 record. This time Feni Industries used a home court advantage and smashed the opponent from Niksic 80-55 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-55. Feni Industries dominated on the defensive end, holding Sutjeska to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Sutjeska 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. Feni Industries looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of Georgian center Giorgi Sharabidze (210-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds and Croatian guard Matija Ceskovic (192-81) who added 24 points during the contest. Four Feni Industries players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American-Hungarian point guard Dontay Thomas (187-84, college: La Salle, agency: Octagon Europe) with 9 points and Zdravko Boskovic (200-96) scored 9 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Feni Industries (6-3) moved-up to seventh place in Group B, which they share with Peja. Loser Sutjeska dropped to the ninth position with four games lost. Feni Industries will meet Karpos Sokoli (#10) in the next round. Sutjeska will play against Trepca and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sutjeska: Z.Boskovic 9+5reb, D.Thomas 9+3reb+3ast, D.Salic 8+1reb, I.Cvorovic 8+3reb+2ast, M.Perovic 7+3reb+2ast, M.Vujovic 5+3reb
Feni Industries: M.Ceskovic 24+1ast, G.Sharabidze 18+10reb+1ast, J.Petrovski 11+3reb+5ast, B.Djekic 10+10reb+4ast, B.Stajic 7+4reb+5ast, G.Markovski 3+5reb
gschID: 494513


SK Tirana - Karpos Sokoli 83-100

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both tenth ranked FYR Macedonian Karpos Sokoli and 11th ranked Albanian SK Tirana had identical 3-5 record. But SK Tirana was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Skopje 100-83 on Tuesday night. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian power forward Dragan Zekovic (209-87, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 5 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Serbian Filip Sepa (198-90) who added 22 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was American point guard Griffin Ramme (190-89, college: Chapman) with 19 points and 5 assists and center Endrit Hysenagolli (206-88) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. Five Karpos Sokoli and four SK Tirana players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Karpos Sokoli have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain tenth position in Group B with 4-5 record. SK Tirana lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh place with six games lost. They share the position with Trepca. Karpos Sokoli will meet at home higher ranked Feni Industries (#8) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SK Tirana will play against Peja in Peje and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
SK Tirana: G.Ramme 19+3reb+5ast, E.Hysenagolli 14+10reb+2ast, E.Karaj 14+1reb+1ast, M.Johnson 10+5reb, G.Shima 9+8reb+3ast, G.Lasku 9+1reb+3ast
Karpos Sokoli: D.Zekovic 25+5reb+1ast, F.Sepa 22+4reb+3ast, B.Trajkovski 12+7reb, D.Mavra 10+2reb+7ast, D.Sokolov 10+3reb+2ast, Z.Vrkic 9+3reb+2ast
gschID: 494514





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  BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS LEAGUE  


Basketball Champions League round 13 best performance: Martin Zeno - by Eurobasket News

American Guard Martin Zeno (196-G-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Oradea, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (42 points, three rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Kataja Basket (6-7) 101-91. Oradea is placed at 5th position in their group in Basketball Champions League group B. Oradea is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-7 record. In the team's last game Zeno had a remarkable 64.7% from 2-point range and got six three-pointers out of 9 attempts. He turned to be Oradea's top player in his first season with the team. Martin Zeno averages this season 15.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Nick Faust (198-G-93) of Ironi Nahariya. Faust had a very good evening with 30 points and 6 rebounds. Of course he led Ironi Nahariya to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Bakken (#8, 1-12) 101-62. Ironi Nahariya's 6th position in group A has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-8 record. Faust is a newcomer at Ironi Nahariya, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Vince Hunter (203-PF-94) of Avtodor (#4). Hunter scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Avtodor, leading his team to a 102-67 easy win against #3 ranked Umana VE in a game of the week. The chances of Avtodor ranking at the top of group B, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Hunter could help Avtodor to bring them higher in the standings. Hunter has a very solid season. In 6 games in Basketball Champions League he scored 15.5ppg. He also has 6.7rpg, 1.7bpg and FGP: 62.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Vladimir Stimac (210-C-87) of Besiktas - 19 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Jaime Smith (190-PG-89) of Khimik - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Norvel Pelle (208-F-93) of Openjobmetis V. - 17 points and 7 rebounds
8. Michael Thompson (177-PG-89) of Besiktas - 21 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Larry Drew II (188-PG-90) of Neptunas - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Petr Benda (203-C-82) of CEZ Nymburk - 14 points and 7 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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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 16-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 15-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 13-4 
 4. Vitebsk 11-8 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 11-8 
 6. Prinemanye 5-12 
 7. BSEU-GrandPrint 5-16 
 8. Brest 2-15 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 2-15 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 20: Tsmoki II - Vitebsk 80-56
Jan. 20: BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye 79-47
Jan. 20: GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR 67-69
Jan. 20: Grodno-93 - Brest 104-63

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 21: Grodno-93 - Brest
Jan. 21: BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye
Jan. 21: GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR
Jan. 21: Tsmoki II - Vitebsk


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.8 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk18.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.17.4 
 6. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.17.2 
 7. Shustov, Impuls B.17.1 
 8. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.16.6 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.16.6 
 10. Volodkin, Impuls B.15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.9 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.3 
 3. Kopacev, GO.8.7 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.6 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.8 
 9. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk7.7 
 10. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vytautas KAMARUNAS
  COR-Bori.
  (178-PG-89)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.9 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.3 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.1 
 5. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.4 
 9. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.2 
 10. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.8 
 2. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.7 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.5 
 4. Chumakov, Grodn.2.4 
 5. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.2 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.2.2 
 7. Viaroukin, GO.2.1 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.2.0 
 10. Svakel, Prinemanye2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Viachaslau KORZH
  Grodno-93
  (195-PG-86)
  Avg: 0
 1. Korzh, Grodno-930.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Koratcov, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 4. Orobeyko, Impuls B.0.0 
 5. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 6. Navoichyk, Grodn.0.0 
 7. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 8. Moshko, Brest0.0 
 9. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Moroz, Brest0.0 



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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Waregem 14-3 
 2. Gembo BBC 13-3 
 3. Gent Hawks 12-3 
 4. Oxaco 11-5 
 5. Soba 8-8 
 6. Houthalen 8-8 
 7. Melsele 8-8 
 8. Giants B 8-9 
 9. Royal Brussels 7-9 
 10. Ieper 7-9 
 11. Ninane 5-10 
 12. Gistel Oostende 4-12 
 13. Ekeren 3-12 
 14. RPC Anderlecht 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 20: Giants B - Waregem 87-82
Jan. 21: Oxaco - Ieper
Jan. 21: Melsele - Gent Hawks
Jan. 21: Ekeren - Gistel Oostende
Jan. 22: Soba - RPC Anderlecht
Jan. 22: Houthalen - Gembo BBC
Jan. 22: Royal Brussels - Ninane



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  BOSNIA  


Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I round 10 best performance: Dragomir Marojevic - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Center Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81) had a very impressive game in the last round for Gradjanski, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 10.
The 35-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Mladost (#6, 5-6) 95-83. Gradjanski maintains the 9th position in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 8 games and recorded just three victories. In the team's last game Marojevic had a remarkable 53.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Gradjanski's top player in his first season with the team. Dragomir Marojevic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (9th best: 14.1ppg), rebounds (7th best: 6.7rpg) and averages impressive 54.6% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was another Gradjanski's star - 32-year old Serbian Milos Markovic (201-G/F-84, agency: 011 Sports). Markovic had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 10 rebounds. Of course Gradjanski cruised to a 95-83 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked Mladost (#6, 5-6). Gradjanski's 9th position in the standings has not changed. 8 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Gradjanski managed to get this year. Markovic is a newcomer at Gradjanski, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (202-F-79, agency: BeoBasket) of Bosnjak (#10). Tuljkovic scored 24 points. Despite Tuljkovic's great performance Bosnjak lost 59-84 to the higher-ranked Kakanj (#3, 7-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bosnjak can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-9 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tuljkovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tuljkovic has a very solid season. In 2 games in Bosnia he scored 18.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Almir Hasandic (191-SG-90) of Sloboda Tuzla - 23 points
5. Milorad Sutulovic (196-G-90) of Mladost - 15 points and 2 rebounds
6. Ante Djugum (211-C-88) of Siroki Primorka - 15 points and 9 rebounds
7. Ognjen Nisavic (194-F-90) of Mladost - 16 points and 4 rebounds
8. Zeljko Palavra (194-F/G-82) of Kakanj - 20 points and 4 rebounds
9. Danilo Negovanovic (194-F/G-88) of Gradjanski - 16 points and 8 rebounds
10. Dario Dreznjak (202-F-98) of Siroki Primorka - 13 points and 6 rebounds

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



Division I Round 11: Zrinjski HT beats Sloboda Tuzla in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mostar. Third ranked Zrinjski HT faced 4th placed Sloboda Tuzla. Host Zrinjski HT (8-2) defeated guests from Tuzla (6-4) 80-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Sloboda Tuzla. Zrinjski HT forced 19 Sloboda Tuzla turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Drasko Knezevic (186-93) who scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-87) chipped in 18 points. The former international Almir Hasandic (191-90) produced 21 points for the guests. Zrinjski HT have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Sloboda Tuzla at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Zrinjski HT are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bosnjak (#10) in Hadzici in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sloboda Tuzla will play at home against Mladost (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sarajevo. First ranked Bosna-Royal faced second-ranked Kakanj. Host Bosna-Royal (9-2) defeated guests from Kakanj (7-3) 89-79. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Kakanj. The former international Goran Ikonic (196-80, agency: BeoExcell) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Edin Residovic contributed with 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. Serbian guard Vojin Svilar (187-86, college: W.Georgia, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 17 points for Kakanj. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bosna-Royal. Newly promoted Bosna-Royal maintains first place with 9-2 record. Kakanj at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Bosna-Royal will play against Gradjanski (#9) in Bijeljina in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kakanj will play at home against Siroki Primorka (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Sarajevo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Kakanj (7-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Spars Sarajevo (6-5). Kakanj defeated Spars Sarajevo 63-53 on Tuesday. It was a great evening for Eldar Merdanovic who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Djordje Micic responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kakanj. Despite that victory Kakanj went down to third position due to points difference. Loser Spars Sarajevo keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Kakanj will meet at home Siroki Primorka (#7) in the next round. Spars Sarajevo will play against Leotar in Trebinje and hope to secure a win.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Siroki Brijeg. Local Siroki Primorka (4-7) outscored 10th ranked Bosnjak (2-9) 82-63. It was a quality performance for Franko Kastropil who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Bosnjak's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Siroki Primorka moved-up to seventh place. Bosnjak lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Siroki Primorka's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kakanj (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bosnjak will play against the league's second-placed Zrinjski HT (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.

In the last two games of round 11 Gradjanski was defeated by Spars Sarajevo in a road game 95-79. Mladost beat Leotar at home 75-70.

Spars Sarajevo - Gradjanski 95-79

There was no surprise when 9th ranked Gradjanski (3-8) was defeated on the road by fifth ranked Spars Sarajevo (6-5) 95-79. It was an exceptional evening for power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-97) who led the winners and scored 11 points and 9 rebounds. International point guard Adi Zahiragic (187-95) accounted for 13 points and 4 assists (perfect from the field making all six shots) for the winning side. Five Spars Sarajevo players scored in double figures. Spars Sarajevo's coach used entire bench saving starting five for next games. Montenegrin center Dragomir Marojevic (207-81) came up with 30 points and 8 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line) and Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84, agency: 011 Sports) added 17 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Gradjanski in the defeat. Spars Sarajevo maintains fifth place with 6-5 record. Gradjanski at the other side keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. Spars Sarajevo's next round opponent will be Leotar (#8) in Trebinje. Gradjanski will play at home against the league's leader Bosna-Royal and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Spars Sarajevo: Z.Jovanovic 15+1reb+3ast, B.Babovic 14+1reb+3ast, A.Zahiragic 13+3reb+4ast, I.Djukovic 12+6reb+2ast, I.Durmo 11+9reb+1ast, F.Manjgafic 9+3reb+2ast
Gradjanski: D.Marojevic 30+8reb+1ast, M.Markovic 17+8reb, D.Negovanovic 13+6reb+1ast, N.Milesic 8+4reb+4ast, N.Vukovic 6+1reb, D.Simic 3+1reb
gschID: 520901


Zrinjski HT - Sloboda Tuzla 80-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mostar. Third ranked Zrinjski HT faced 4th placed Sloboda Tuzla. Host Zrinjski HT (8-2) defeated guests from Tuzla (6-4) 80-69. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Sloboda Tuzla. Zrinjski HT forced 19 Sloboda Tuzla turnovers. The best player for the winners was the former international point guard Drasko Knezevic (186-93) who scored 27 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-87) chipped in 18 points. Four Zrinjski HT players scored in double figures. The former international Almir Hasandic (191-90) produced 21 points and point guard Marko Rikalo (187-94) added 15 points respectively for the guests. Zrinjski HT have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place. Sloboda Tuzla at the other side keeps the fourth position with four games lost. Zrinjski HT are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Bosnjak (#10) in Hadzici in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Sloboda Tuzla will play at home against Mladost (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Zrinjski HT: D.Knezevic 27+6reb+8ast, B.Djurasovic 18+3reb+2ast, V.Princ 16+3reb+2ast, M.Zovko 11+8reb+1ast, L.Samadan 5+2reb+3ast, T.Brummitt 3
Sloboda Tuzla: A.Hasandic 21+1reb+3ast, M.Rikalo 15+2reb+2ast, M.Hrncic 8+1reb, E.Latifagic 7+6reb+1ast, E.Cerkezovic 6+5reb+1ast, B.Djumic 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 520899


Siroki Primorka - Bosnjak 82-63

The game with biggest result difference took place in Siroki Brijeg. Local Siroki Primorka (4-7) outscored 10th ranked Bosnjak (2-9) 82-63. Siroki Primorka forced 20 Bosnjak turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. Siroki Primorka brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. It was a quality performance for Croatian center Franko Kastropil (212-84) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks. Power forward Mateo Colak (206-98) accounted for 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winning side. Five Siroki Primorka players scored in double figures. Guard Amir Dovadzija (193-84) came up with 15 points and 4 assists and guard Dejan Petkovic (196-95) added 12 points respectively for Bosnjak in the defeat. Bosnjak's coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Siroki Primorka moved-up to seventh place. Bosnjak lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with nine games lost. Siroki Primorka's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kakanj (#3) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Bosnjak will play against the league's second-placed Zrinjski HT (#2) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Siroki Primorka: F.Kastropil 18+13reb+2ast, M.Dreznjak 17+1reb+1ast, I.Karacic 14+7reb+2ast, M.Colak 13+8reb+5ast, J.Mocnik 10+4reb+9ast, J.Zubac 8+6reb
Bosnjak: A.Dovadzija 15+4reb+4ast, M.Tuljkovic 13+4reb+1ast, D.Petkovic 12+4reb+3ast, A.Sarajlic 9+2ast, E.Mujic 8+10reb+1ast, A.Kadic 6+9reb
gschID: 520898


Mladost - Leotar 75-70

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Mladost's (5-6) home victory over 7th ranked Leotar (3-7) 75-70. Mladost players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Montenegrin Filip Patkovic (200-90) who led the winners and scored 13 points and 6 rebounds. Serbian forward Ognjen Nisavic (194-90) accounted for 11 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Five Mladost players scored in double figures. Hungarian-Serbian point guard Stefan Fekete (190-86) came up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 assists and Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (204-83) added 15 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Leotar in the defeat. Leotar's coach let to play ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mladost maintains sixth place with 5-6 record. Leotar at the other side dropped to the eighth position with seven games lost. Mladost's next round opponent will be higher ranked Sloboda Tuzla (#4) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Leotar will play against Spars Sarajevo (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mladost: F.Patkovic 13+6reb+3ast, M.Sutulovic 13+3reb+2ast, D.Aleksic 11+5ast, O.Nisavic 11+6reb+4ast, B.Stanojevic 10+5reb+5ast, N.Milosevic 9+5reb+1ast
Leotar: V.Aleksic 19+3reb+1ast, B.Pelkic 15+7reb+3ast, S.Fekete 13+3reb+10ast, S.Mijovic 9+4reb+1ast, D.Ninkovic 6+6reb, L.Radmilovic 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 520900


Bosna-Royal - Kakanj 89-79

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Sarajevo. First ranked Bosna-Royal faced second-ranked Kakanj. Host Bosna-Royal (9-2) defeated guests from Kakanj (7-3) 89-79. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Kakanj. Bosna-Royal forced 21 Kakanj turnovers. They shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. Kakanj was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. The former international Goran Ikonic (196-80, agency: BeoExcell) orchestrated the victory by scoring 24 points. Edin Residovic (195-94) contributed with 15 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Bosna-Royal players scored in double figures. Serbian guard Vojin Svilar (187-86, college: W.Georgia, agency: BeoExcell) answered with 17 points and Croatian swingman Zeljko Palavra (194-82) added 6 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Kakanj. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for Bosna-Royal. Newly promoted Bosna-Royal maintains first place with 9-2 record. Kakanj at the other side dropped to the third position with three games lost. Bosna-Royal will play against Gradjanski (#9) in Bijeljina in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kakanj will play at home against Siroki Primorka (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Bosna-Royal: G.Ikonic 24+1reb+1ast, S.Dragicevic 17+3reb+1ast, E.Residovic 15+3reb+7ast, S.Vasiljevic 13+1reb+3ast, A.Durak 4+2reb, M.Sturanovic 4+3reb
Kakanj: V.Svilar 17+2reb+1ast, O.Tomic 12+5reb+1ast, H.Curevac 11+3reb, E.Dedic 9+2reb, E.Merdanovic 9+6reb, A.Dzelmo 7+3reb
gschID: 520902


Spars Sarajevo - Kakanj 53-63

The game in Sarajevo was also quite interesting. Second ranked Kakanj (7-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Spars Sarajevo (6-5). Kakanj defeated Spars Sarajevo 63-53 on Tuesday. It was a great evening for swingman Eldar Merdanovic (200-93) who led his team to a victory scoring 14 points and 6 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field). Swingman Aldin Dzelmo (196-92) helped adding 9 points and 5 rebounds. Djordje Micic (202-93) responded with 12 points and 5 rebounds and power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-97) scored 6 points and 11 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Kakanj. Despite that victory Kakanj went down to third position due to points difference. Loser Spars Sarajevo keeps the fifth place with five games lost. Kakanj will meet at home Siroki Primorka (#7) in the next round. Spars Sarajevo will play against Leotar in Trebinje and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kakanj: E.Merdanovic 14+6reb+2ast, A.Dzelmo 9+5reb+2ast, O.Tomic 8+6reb+1ast, V.Svilar 7+3reb+2ast, Z.Palavra 6+3reb, T.Vranjes 6+2ast
Spars Sarajevo: D.Micic 12+5reb, Z.Jovanovic 11+2reb+2ast, I.Djukovic 11+5reb+1ast, I.Durmo 6+11reb, A.Zahiragic 6+3reb+2ast, A.Sokolovic 4+5reb+3ast
gschID: 529074





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  BRAZIL  


Weber Bahia adds Bordignon to their roster - by Facundo Iatzky

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) added to their roster 21-year old Brazilian power forward Daniel Bordignon (206-96). He played recently at Baskonia in Spanish Liga Endesa. The last season Bordignon played at Magia Huesca (LEB Gold) in Spanish league where in 39 games he had 9.9ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.1spg. He helped them to make it to the final.
Despite young age Bordignon had impressive career. He was voted Eurobasket.com All-Spanish EBA Honorable Mention back in 2013.
He represented Brazil at the World University Games in Gwangju (South Korea) two years ago. Bordignon's team got to the Semifinals and his stats at that event were 8 games: 3.8ppg, 3.4rpg, 1.1spg.
Bordignon has played also professionally for other Spanish teams like Alava and Navarra.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 7-5 
 6. Acadia 5-6 
 7. UPEI 4-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-11 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. Mount Royal 7-6 
 2. TRU 7-7 
 3. UFV 6-7 
 4. MacEwan 4-10 
 5. UNBC 4-10 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-12 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 12-1 
 2. Calgary 11-2 
 3. Alberta 11-4 
 4. Winnipeg 9-5 
 5. Lethbridge 9-6 
 6. Saskatchewan 8-5 
 7. Manitoba 7-6 
 8. Regina 6-7 
 9. Brandon 6-9 
 10. Victoria 5-8 
 11. TWU 2-14 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 7-4 
 2. McMaster 6-6 
 3. Guelph 3-8 
 4. Lakehead 3-9 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 11-0 
 2. Toronto 8-4 
 3. Queen's 6-5 
 4. York 4-7 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 10-0 
 2. Ottawa 10-1 
 3. Nipissing 5-8 
 4. Laurentian 4-9 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 8-5 
 2. Laurier 6-8 
 3. Waterloo 3-8 
 4. Algoma 3-9 
 5. Western 3-9 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 6-3 
 2. Concordia 4-3 
 3. Laval 4-4 
 4. UQAM 4-5 
 5. Bishop's 2-5 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: Brandon - Regina 95-91
Jan. 20: Carleton - Guelph 90-54
Jan. 20: Ottawa - Lakehead 89-60
Jan. 19: Acadia - Dalhousie 84-101
Jan. 20: Calgary - Saskatchewan 82-69
Jan. 20: Brock - Queen's 77-63
Jan. 20: TWU - Manitoba 76-108
Jan. 18: Laurier - Waterloo 71-79
Jan. 20: Alberta - UFV 71-73
Jan. 20: McMaster - York 68-71
Jan. 20: Laurentian - Nipissing 66-69
Jan. 19: Concordia - McGill 66-56
Jan. 20: Bishop's - UQAM 61-70
Jan. 20: Mount Royal - UBC 60-81
Jan. 20: Victoria - Lethbridge 58-76
Jan. 20: Algoma - Windsor 47-89
Jan. 17: Ottawa - Carleton 40-81
Jan. 20: St.Mary's - Cape Breton 101-70

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Ryerson - Waterloo
Jan. 21: Toronto - Laurier
Jan. 21: Concordia - McGill
Jan. 21: St.Francis X. - Memorial
Jan. 21: Cape Breton - St.Mary's
Jan. 21: UNB - Dalhousie
Jan. 21: Bishop's - UQAM
Jan. 21: Lakehead - Carleton
Jan. 21: Queen's - McMaster
Jan. 21: York - Brock
Jan. 21: Guelph - Ottawa
Jan. 21: Windsor - Algoma
Jan. 21: Regina - Brandon
Jan. 21: UBC - Mount Royal
Jan. 21: UFV - Alberta
Jan. 21: Saskatchewan - Calgary
Jan. 21: Manitoba - TWU
Jan. 21: Lethbridge - Victoria
Jan. 22: St.Francis X. - Memorial


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.8
 1. Morgan, UBC24.8 
 2. Gray, Laurentian23.1 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.8 
 4. Jean-Louis, Cape B.21.5 
 5. Johnson, Toronto20.7 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.5 
 7. Sentance, Lethb.19.9 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 9. Ramirez, York19.4 
 10. Bercy, St.Franc.19.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.5 
 2. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 3. Nissen, Acadia10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.7 
 5. Ross, Mount Royal10.2 
 6. Bercy, St.Franc.9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.8 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster9.6 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.6 
 10. Shaver, Nipissing9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Masters, UNB6.3 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.5 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.2 
 4. Farkic, Western4.9 
 5. Allen, TWU4.9 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Agyeman, UNBC4.6 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.6 
 9. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 10. Miller, Acadia4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.7 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.3 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.9 
 4. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.7 
 5. Masters, UNB2.6 
 6. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 7. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 8. Mata, Dalhousie2.4 
 9. Peter-M., Ryerson2.3 
 10. Ogundokun, McGill2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.7 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.5 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.3 
 4. Debache, UQAM2.1 
 5. Paul, Brandon1.9 
 6. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 7. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 8. James, MacEwan1.6 
 9. Iegorov, TRU1.6 
 10. Elgadi, Brock1.5 



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 25-4 
 2. Xinjiang FT 24-5 
 3. Guangdong ST 23-6 
 4. Liaoning H. 22-7 
 5. Guangsha L. 22-7 
 6. Shenzhen L. 19-10 
 7. Shandong FB 17-12 
 8. Beijing D. 16-13 
 9. Jiangsu D. 15-14 
 10. Sichuan BW 15-14 
 11. Qingdao E. 13-15 
 12. TianJin S. 13-16 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 13-16 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-17 
 15. Zhejiang CB 9-20 
 16. Fujian QB 8-21 
 17. Jiangsu TX 7-22 
 18. North Control B. 6-22 
 19. Bayi R. 5-24 
 20. Guangzhou 5-24 

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 20: Liaoning H. - Sichuan BW 96-85
Jan. 20: Zhejiang CB - North Control B. 92-103
Jan. 18: Shanxi Zh. - Guangsha L. 125-131
Jan. 18: Shandong FB - Guangzhou 122-100
Jan. 20: Shanghai S. - Fujian QB 119-93
Jan. 20: Beijing D. - Jiangsu TX 116-94
Jan. 20: Jilin NE T. - Xinjiang FT 113-135
Jan. 18: Shenzhen L. - Qingdao E. 112-97
Jan. 18: Jiangsu D. - TianJin S. 108-88
Jan. 18: Guangdong ST - Bayi R. 107-70

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 22: Shandong FB - Guangdong ST
Jan. 22: Shenzhen L. - Bayi R.
Jan. 22: Qingdao E. - Jilin NE T.
Jan. 22: TianJin S. - Guangzhou
Jan. 22: Beijing D. - Jiangsu D.
Jan. 22: Liaoning H. - Xinjiang FT
Jan. 22: Sichuan BW - Shanghai S.
Jan. 22: North Control B. - Jiangsu TX
Jan. 22: Fujian QB - Shanxi Zh.
Jan. 22: Guangsha L. - Zhejiang CB


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Jimmer FREDETTE
  Shanghai.
  (188-PG-89)
  Avg: 36.9
 1. Fredette, Shanghai.36.9 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.1 
 3. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.35.3 
 4. McCollum, North C.34.9 
 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 CB6.1 
 8. Buycks, Fujian QB5.9 
 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 CB3.1 
 3. Sui, Shandong FB2.7 
 4. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 5. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.4 
 6. Fortson, Guangsha.2.3 
 7. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 8. McCollum, North C.2.1 
 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. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 5. Haddadi, Sichu.1.9 
 6. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.8 
 8. Yi, Guangdong ST1.6 
 9. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.6 
 10. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 



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  COSTA RICA  


Forester is back at Barva - by Eurobasket News

Ferreteria Brenes Barva (LBS) signed 26-year old guard Henry Forester (182-65kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Barva as he has played here before. Forester played last summer at Escazu in the LBS. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Forester won Costa Rican National League championship title for two years in a row (2013 and 2014). He was a member of Costa Rican Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015.
Forester has played previously for two other teams: Liceo and Limon.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 11-1 
 2. AEK 8-4 
 3. Apoel 6-5 
 4. Enosis 5-7 
 5. Apollon 3-8 
 6. Etha 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 20: Keravnos - AEK 91-71
Jan. 20: Etha - Enosis 65-75
Jan. 22: Apollon - Apoel


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Brezec, AEK17.0 
 4. Ray, Enosis16.6 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.9 
 6. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 7. Pigram, AEK14.2 
 8. Blakes, Enosis13.9 
 9. Walker, Etha13.6 
 10. Bussey, Apoel13.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Cadarian RAINES
  Apollon
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Raines, Apollon8.8 
 2. Esho, Etha8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.7 
 4. Brezec, AEK7.7 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.7 
 6. Parks, Keravnos7.4 
 7. Burnatowski, Apoel6.4 
 8. Blakes, Enosis6.3 
 9. O''Brien, Keravnos6.0 
 10. Wright, Apoel6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Leon SUTTON
  Apollon
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sutton, Apollon7.0 
 2. Barker, Keravnos6.9 
 3. Thomas, AEK5.5 
 4. Washington, Enosis5.1 
 5. Bussey, Apoel4.5 
 6. Ross, Keravnos3.9 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.7 
 8. Jaxen, Etha3.6 
 9. Walker, Etha3.3 
 10. Brown, Apoel3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.5 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.3 
 3. Sutton, Apollon2.0 
 4. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 5. Thomas, AEK1.7 
 6. Panteli, AEK1.5 
 7. Burnatowski, Apoel1.5 
 8. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
 9. Ray, Enosis1.4 
 10. Pittakas, Apollon1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. Raines, Apollon1.0 
 3. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 4. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 5. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 6. O''Brien, Keravnos0.9 
 7. Brezec, AEK0.8 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel0.8 
 9. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 10. Suleiman, Apollon0.7 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 12-2 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 11-4 
 3. Nymburk B 10-4 
 4. Sokol Prazky 7-7 
 5. Basket Kosice 7-9 
 6. Loko Plzen 6-8 
 7. USK Praha B 6-8 
 8. GBA Sparta 5-9 
 9. Sokol Pisek 5-10 
 10. Vysocina 3-11 
Group B
 1. Zlin 14-1 
 2. Olomouc SK 12-3 
 3. Opava B 10-5 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 8-7 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 8-7 
 6. Pardubice 6-9 
 7. Novy Jicin 5-9 
 8. Prostejov B 5-9 
 9. Ostrava 5-10 
 10. Havirov 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 15

Group A

Jan. 20: GBA Sparta - Nymburk B 86-89
Jan. 20: Loko Plzen - Slavoj Litom. 66-73
Jan. 20: Basket Kosice - USK Praha B 101-90
Jan. 22: Sokol H.K. - Sokol Pisek
Jan. 22: Vysocina - Sokol Prazky

Group B

Jan. 20: Pardubice - Sokol Slapanice 90-64
Jan. 20: Opava B - Ostrava 78-53
Jan. 20: Olomouc Bbal - Olomouc SK 71-82
Jan. 20: Havirov - Zlin 67-97
Jan. 22: Prostejov B - Novy Jicin


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 25.4
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek25.4 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B25.2 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK24.3 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.7 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek21.3 
 7. Nehoda, Zlin19.5 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen19.3 
 9. Streba, USK P.18.8 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.18.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.9 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK11.1 
 3. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.9 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.9 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.6 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.5 
 8. Streba, USK P.9.1 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.7 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.2 
 2. Jancik, Havirov5.3 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice5.0 
 5. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.9 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.7 
 8. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.4 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B4.2 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.7 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 6. Novak, Vysocina2.2 
 7. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 9. Kroutil, Slavoj L.2.0 
 10. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts BLUMBERGS
  GBA S.
  (204-F/C-97)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 2. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 6. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 7. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 8. Szabo, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 
 10. Stafl, Nymburk B1.0 



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  DENMARK  

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 


Ligaen Round 19: Horsholm lose to Horsens IC in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Horsholm. 4th placed host Horsholm (8-9) lost to first ranked Horsens IC (15-2) 84-71. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Horsholm managed to win second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC forced 26 Horsholm turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Horsholm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 steals. Australian forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American-Haitian Marvin Dominique (201-91, college: St.Peter's, agency: Duran International) responded with 9 points and 14 rebounds. Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face SISU (#7) in Copenhagen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Horsholm will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Aarhus. Second ranked host Bakken (12-2) smashed 4th placed Horsholm (8-9) 90-71. It was an exceptional evening for Estonian forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who led the winners and scored 19 points. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell accounted for 16 points. American Jyles Smith (209-92, college: Savannah St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for Horsholm in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bakken maintains second place with 12-2 record having 3 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Bakken will again play against Horsholm (#5) at home in the next round. Horsholm will have a break next round.
Bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to fourth ranked Naestved (9-8) 80-60 on Thursday evening. Earnest Ross fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Davie Champagnie produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 9-8 record. Loser Stevnsgade still closes the standings. Naestved will meet Randers (#6) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will have a break next round.
The game in Copenhagen was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Randers (8-11) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (7-12). SISU managed to secure a 9-point victory 99-90. Worth to mention a great performance of Kyle Dranginis who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. Randers' coach Morten Hansen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU maintains seventh place with 7-12 record. Randers at the other side keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. SISU's next round opponent will be league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.

SISU - Randers 99-90

The game in Copenhagen was also worth to mention about. 6th ranked Randers (8-11) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (7-12). SISU managed to secure a 9-point victory 99-90. The hosts were ahead by 5 points but lost the second period ending it with a 5-point deficit before their 37-23 run, which allowed them to win the game. SISU players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Randers' players. 24 personal fouls committed by Randers helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American Kyle Dranginis (195-92, college: Gonzaga) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 26 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 blocks. His fellow American import forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) contributed with a triple-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists for the winners. Five SISU players scored in double figures. American-Belizean point guard Charles Burgess (186-84, college: Texas Tech) answered with 38 points (!!!), 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals and American power forward Bonell Colas (207-82, college: Florida) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Randers. Randers' coach Morten Hansen rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. SISU maintains seventh place with 7-12 record. Randers at the other side keep the sixth position with 11 games lost. SISU's next round opponent will be league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
SISU: A.Haas 26+6ast, K.Dranginis 26+13reb+6ast, T.McGrew 17+12reb+10ast, A.Touray 17+6reb+3ast, A.Hjorth 11+2reb+1ast, V.Lorenzen 2+2ast
Randers: C.Burgess 38+6reb+8ast, B.Colas 15+5reb, D.Bello 8+4reb, S.Carter 7+3reb+1ast, P.Nielsen 6+1reb, C.Jorgensen 6+2reb+1ast
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Naestved - Stevnsgade 80-60

Bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (0-17) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their 17th consecutive match to fourth ranked Naestved (9-8) 80-60 on Thursday evening. The game without a history. Naestved led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Naestved outrebounded Stevnsgade 41-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Guamanian-American guard Earnest Ross (196-91, college: Missouri) fired 23 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Austrian point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Naestved players scored in double figures. American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) produced a double-double by scoring 23 points and 10 rebounds and swingman Jesper Sandager (194-96) added 7 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Naestved have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain fourth place with 9-8 record. Loser Stevnsgade still closes the standings. Naestved will meet Randers (#6) on the road in the next round. Stevnsgade will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Naestved: E.Ross 23+8reb+1ast, P.Onwenu 15+4reb+3ast, D.Mitchell 13+1reb+3ast, M.Lanegger 11+10reb+3ast, D.Daly 8+3reb+3ast, C.Sane 6+9reb+2ast
Stevnsgade: D.Champagnie 23+10reb+2ast, H.Nielsen 9+1reb+2ast, J.Sandager 7+6reb+1ast, N.Christensen 5+1reb, B.Vukicevic 3+2reb+1ast, N.Gibbs 3+4reb
gschID: 489077


Horsholm - Horsens IC 71-84

The game between Top Four teams took place in Horsholm. 4th placed host Horsholm (8-9) lost to first ranked Horsens IC (15-2) 84-71. The game was mostly controlled by Horsens IC. Horsholm managed to win second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Horsens IC forced 26 Horsholm turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Horsholm helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a great evening for American point guard Myles Mack (175-93, college: Rutgers) who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 6 steals. Australian forward Dan Trist (206-92, college: Lafayette) helped adding 15 points and 5 rebounds. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side American-Haitian Marvin Dominique (201-91, college: St.Peter's, agency: Duran International) responded with 9 points and 14 rebounds and power forward Asbjorn Midtgaard (210-97) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Defending champion maintains first place with 15-2 record. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Horsens IC are looking forward to face SISU (#7) in Copenhagen in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Horsholm will play on the road against the league's second-placed Bakken in Aarhus and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Horsens IC: M.Mack 25+1reb+2ast, D.Trist 15+5reb+1ast, G.Lundberg 11+2reb+4ast, W.Artino 9+9reb+2ast, F.Rungby 7+1reb+1ast, O.Jorgensen 5
Horsholm: A.Midtgaard 14+7reb+1ast, A.Meilby 12+6reb+1ast, E.Hjorth 12+2reb+1ast, S.Dalsgaard 12+2reb+4ast, J.Smith 9+3reb+5ast, M.Dominique 9+14reb+2ast
gschID: 489074


Bakken - Horsholm 90-71

The game between Top Four teams took place in Aarhus. Second ranked host Bakken (12-2) smashed 4th placed Horsholm (8-9) 90-71. The game without a history. Bakken led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 19 Horsholm turnovers. It was an exceptional evening for Estonian forward Kristjan Kitsing (205-90, agency: Octagon Europe) who led the winners and scored 19 points. American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. American Jyles Smith (209-92, college: Savannah St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and the former international point guard Frederik Nielsen (178-88) added 7 points and 11 assists respectively for Horsholm in the defeat. Four Horsholm players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Bakken maintains second place with 12-2 record having 3 victories less than leader Horsens IC. Horsholm at the other side dropped to the fifth position with nine games lost. Bakken will again play against Horsholm (#5) at home in the next round. Horsholm will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Bakken: K.Kitsing 19+3reb+3ast, D.Akoon-Purcell 16+2reb+3ast, K.Thomann 14+5reb+1ast, E.Palm 9+4ast, T.Laerke 8+2reb+1ast, M.Gesell 8+2reb+3ast
Horsholm: J.Smith 21+11reb+1ast, M.Dominique 12+5reb+1ast, M.Baek 12+1reb, A.Midtgaard 11+3reb, E.Hjorth 8+3reb+1ast, F.Nielsen 7+3reb+11ast
gschID: 489073





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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 17-9 
 2. Delaware 87ers 15-10 
 3. Westchester K. 12-12 
 4. Long Island N. 9-17 
 5. Erie Bay H. 8-17 
 6. Greensboro S. 8-19 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 18-7 
 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. Santa Cruz W. 12-12 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-12 
 4. Reno B. 9-16 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-18 
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. 11-15 
 6. Iowa E. 4-20 

Regular Season: Round 63

Jan. 20: Westchester K. - Erie Bay H. 118-114
Jan. 20: Greensboro S. - Delaware 87ers 111-115
Jan. 20: Iowa E. - Salt Lake City S. 108-94
Jan. 20: Long Island N. - Raptors 905 104-111
Jan. 20: N.Arizona S. - Austin S. 101-106

Regular Season: Round 64

Jan. 21: Texas L. - Santa Cruz W.
Jan. 21: Ft.Wayne MA - Maine RC
Jan. 21: Rio Grande VV - Iowa E.
Jan. 21: Sioux Falls S. - Los Angeles D.
Jan. 21: Grand Rapids D. - Long Island N.
Jan. 22: Canton C. - Westchester K.
Jan. 22: Salt Lake City S. - Reno B.
Jan. 22: Los Angeles D. - Texas L.


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 


Windy City blows by Fort Wayne - by Eurobasket News

The Windy City Bulls (9-14) led by double digits for a majority of the game in a 102-78 victory over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (15-8) on Thursday at the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase. The Bulls were led by Alfonzo McKinnie (6'8''-F, college: Green Bay)'s double-double that included a game-high 20 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the field and 8-of-12 from the foul line to go with 11 rebounds in 28 minutes. Alec Brown (7'1''-F-92, college: Green Bay) also posted a double-double for Windy City, netting 14 points and grabbing a game-high 15 boards with six blocked shots in 27 minutes. After the Mad Ants began the game on a 4-0 run, Windy City responded with a 10-0 run of their own and never looked back. The Bulls led by as many as nine in the opening period thanks in part to limiting the Mad Ants offense to 4-of-21 shooting (19.0 percent) and forcing 5 turnovers. Up 23-14 at the start of the second quarter, Windy City scored first and led by as many as 29 points for the rest of the game. The Bulls defense held Fort Wayne to sub 35 percent shooting each quarter on their way to their least total points allowed in a game this season. Fort Wayne was paced by Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93, college: Kentucky) scoring 18 points in 25 minutes. Joe Young added 17 points, six assists, two steals and two blocks in 34 minutes for the Mad Ants. Bulls reserve J.J. Avila (6'7''-F-91, college: Colorado St., agency: Three Eye Sports) scored 14 points with 6 boards in 20 minutes of relief. Ferrakohn Hall (6'8''-F-90, college: Memphis) also came off the Windy City bench to add 14 points in 18 minutes. Today's win was the second-largest margin of victory for Windy City this season, trailing their 123-94 season-opening win over Long Island on Nov. 11. Windy City ended their Showcase 1-1 after playing in each of the first two days of the event, and will next host Fort Wayne again at 7 p.m. Friday.
Courtesy of: dailyherald.com



Texas Legends ink Ben Gordon - by Eurobasket News

Texas Legends agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American guard Ben Gordon (190-91kg-83, college: Connecticut). He is a dual citizen owning also British passport. Gordon played last season at Golden State Warriors in the NBA.
The previous (14-15) season he played at the Magic where in 56 NBA games he had 6.2ppg and 1.1rpg.
In 2004 Gordon was drafted by Chicago Bulls (NBA) as #3 pick overall. The former University of Connecticut staris in his 13th (hopefully lucky) season in pro basketball.
Gordon was also a member of USA international program for some years. He played for USA Senior National Team back in 2003 and previously for U18 National Team in 2000.
Gordon represented USA at the Qualifications to European Championships 2017 last year. His stats at that event were 6 games: 9.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 26.3%, 3PT: 34.6%, FT: 72.7%.
Gordon has spent his entire career in NBA playing for two other teams: Detroit Pistons and Charlotte Hornets.
Gordon could be described: Athletic combination guard with high basketball I.Q. .Superb leaper with excellent shooting range.
Outlook (by NBADraft.TK):
Positives: Ben Gordon is a great combo guard. A great scorer with a versatile offensive game. He is a deadly three-point shooter. Not just a long-range bomber, he has a good midrange game and is a good free throw shooter. Has the ability to take it strong to the hoop with exceptional strength and quickness for his size. Has a great handle as and is also good passer. Gordon is also a great athlete. Very quick and has great leaping ability. Has a near 40-inch vertical, which allows him to throw down impressive dunks despite his size. A solid defender, he uses his strength and lateral quickness well. A good rebounder for the guard position.
Negatives: Not a natural point guard. Gordon's ability to run the point os questionable. He played shooting guard at UConn with Taliek Brown as the point. Might be better at the shooting guard, but will have to play point guard in the NBA. (Jason Terry, Steve Francis). Can be a streaky shooter
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jones ties career high with 23 points, but NAZ Suns fall to Spurs - by Eurobasket News

Derrick Jones (6'7''-F-97, college: UNLV) Jr. tied his career high in points with 23 on 9 of 20 shooting from the field, including four 3-pointers, but Northern Arizona couldn't capitalize on 22 Austin turnovers in a 106-101 loss Friday night. It is the second straight loss at the annual NBA D-League Showcase for the Suns (12-12), which are just 2-11 in their last 13 contests. Askia Booker (6'1''-G-93, college: Colorado) gave Northern Arizona a 92-91 lead off a driving layin with 3:35 to play, but the Spurs answered, using a 7-0 run sparked by a Corey Jefferson (5'11''-PG-85, college: Texas St.) 3-pointer and two made free throws with 35 seconds left to seal the deal. Booker finished with 15 points and six assists, while Jefferson led the Spurs (11-15) with 23 points, nine rebounds and three blocked shots in a game that featured 12 lead changes. The Suns shot 43 percent (38 of 88) from the field and hit 14 of 17 from the free-throw line, but were outrebounded 41-31 and put Austin on the line 30 times, of which they made 28. Other standouts for the Suns included Johnny O'Bryant, who despite fouling out late, scored 17 points on 7 of 14 shooting from the field and grabbed five rebounds. Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, college: UAB) had 15 points, five steals and four assists, while Xavier Silas (6'5''-SG-88, college: N.Illinois) chipped in with 12 points on four 3-pointers. For the Spurs, Ryan Arcidiacono (6'3''-G-94, college: Villanova) scored 18 points, while Charles Garcia had 14 points and grabbed five rebounds.
Courtesy of: dcourier.com



Knicks Rally for Comeback Win Over Bayhawks - by Eurobasket News

After trailing for the overwhelming majority of the game, the Westchester Knicks (12-12), the official NBA Development League affiliate of the New York Knickerbockers, powered past the Erie BayHawks (7-18), the Orlando Magic's affiliate, to a 118-114 victory in its first 2017 NBA D-League Showcase appearance. The shots were falling for Westchester as they shot 57% from the field and converted on 50% of their shots form beyond the arc. Von Wafer (6'5''-G-85, college: Florida St.) led all Knicks with 23 points to go along with five assists and five rebounds. Courtney Fells (6'5''-F/G-86, college: N.Carolina St.) wasn't far behind as he added in 22 points and dished out five assists. Erie's Gabe York led his team with 32 points and eight assists. He was aided by his teammate, Anthony Brown who contributed 19 points and knocked down three of his six shots from the three-point line. Despite their best efforts, it wasn't enough to stop Westchester's late rally to win the game. The opening minutes of the first quarter revealed that this was going to be a hard fought game for the Westchester Knicks. Courtney Fells owned the first basket of the game after nailing a shot from beyond the arc. As the opening quarter came to a close, Westchester trailed Erie 23-21. The Knicks' relentless pursuit of the lead carried into the second quarter. Erie never surrendered their lead, but in the closing seconds of the quarter, Von Wafer hit a huge three-point shot, giving Westchester some momentum at the half. Westchester's path to a victory started in the game's third quarter. Von Wafer had his best quarter of the game, scoring 17 points. Courtney Fells was right by his side as he managed an impressive 16 points and five assists. After a late push, the Knicks were only down by one heading into the game's final quarter. Von Wafer did what he does best and led the late rally which pushed Westchester over the edge against Erie. Wafer scored 13 points in the game's final quarter. Jordon Crawford (5'6''-PG, college: Bowling Green) was able to put the team in the right positon down the stretch as he managed to put 11 points on the scoreboard. Westchester earned every bucket behind a total team effort as they walked away winners. At the end of the buzzer, the Knicks had won 118-114.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



Smith is back at Delaware 87ers, ex Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Delaware 87ers signed 26-year old point guard Russ Smith (183-75kg-91, college: Louisville). It is actually his comeback to Delaware 87ers as he has played here before. Smith started the season at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In two games he had 5.0ppg, 1.0rpg and 2.0apg this season. Smith also played 7 games in Euroleague where he recorded 7.0ppg and 1.1rpg. The last season Smith played at Delaware 87ers. In 21 games he was second best scorer with impressive 28.1ppg and averaged 5.0rpg, 8.0apg (top 2) and 2.2spg (in top 2).
Three years ago Smith was drafted by Philadelphia 76ers (NBA) in second round (47th overall). He attended University of Louisville until 2014 and it is his third season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Smith won NBA Pro Summer League in Orlando championship title in 2015. He was also voted USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year and All-AAC 1st Team back in 2014 at his college time.
Smith has played previously professionally in NBA (New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants and Iowa Energy).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 11-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 10-2 
 3. Rapla 9-2 
 4. TTU 7-4 
 5. Parnu 7-7 
 6. Valga 5-10 
 7. Tarvas 3-9 
 8. TLU/Kalev 3-10 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-9 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: TU/Rock - Parnu 88-69
Jan. 21: Noorteliiga - Tarvas
Jan. 22: TTU - TLU/Kalev
Jan. 24: Parnu - Rapla
Jan. 24: Valga - TU/Rock
Jan. 24: TLU/Kalev - Noorteliiga


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 25.5
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.25.5 
 2. van der Mars, Rap.20.1 
 3. Baker, Tarvas20.0 
 4. Strupovics, Valga18.8 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU18.8 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Olmre, TTU17.4 
 8. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.17.3 
 9. Saage, TL.14.4 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.2 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.0 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU8.7 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.5 
 5. Milka, TU/Rock8.4 
 6. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.0 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga8.0 
 9. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 10. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  TL.
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 5
 1. Saage, TL.5.0 
 2. Bratoz, Rapla4.8 
 3. Olmre, TTU4.5 
 4. Kabin, Parnu4.5 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock4.2 
 7. Thomas, TU/Rock4.1 
 8. Jones, TL.4.0 
 9. Paiste, Tarvas3.9 
 10. Post, Tarvas3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.5 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 4. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 5. Olmre, TTU1.8 
 6. Kaldre, Rapla1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Keedus, Kalev/Cr.1.5 
 9. Saks, TL.1.5 
 10. Jones, TL.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 2. Bubalo, Parnu1.3 
 3. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.3 
 4. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 5. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 6. Saks, TL.0.8 
 7. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 8. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 10. Raadik, TTU0.7 



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  EUROLEAGUE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 19: EA7 Armani - Galatasaray 92-87
Jan. 20: Olympiacos - Baskonia 92-62
Jan. 19: FC Barcelona - Anadolu Efes 89-78
Jan. 19: CSKA - Brose Bask. 85-64
Jan. 19: Fenerbahce - Panathinaikos 84-63
Jan. 20: Darussafaka - Unics 71-64
Jan. 19: Maccabi T-A - Crvena Zvezda 67-71
Jan. 20: Zalgiris - Real Madrid 59-74

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 24: Galatasaray - Maccabi T-A
Jan. 24: Baskonia - Crvena Zvezda
Jan. 24: Panathinaikos - FC Barcelona
Jan. 24: Unics - Fenerbahce
Jan. 25: Anadolu Efes - Darussafaka
Jan. 25: Brose Bask. - Real Madrid
Jan. 25: EA7 Armani - Olympiacos
Jan. 25: Zalgiris - CSKA


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 23.5
 1. Langford, Unics23.5 
 2. De Colo, CS.19.9 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid17.3 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA16.9 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.4 
 6. Rice, FC Barcelona14.8 
 7. Sanders, EA7 A.14.4 
 8. Wanamaker, Darussaf.14.4 
 9. Clyburn, Darussaf.13.3 
 10. Beaubois, Baskonia13.1 
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, Zalgiris6.3 
 9. Brown, Anadolu .6.1 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu .6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.6 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.5 
 3. Larkin, Baskonia6.3 
 4. Calathes, Panathin.6.2 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid5.9 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.5 
 7. Colom, Unics5.4 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray5.4 
 9. Rice, FC Barcelona5.3 
 10. Westermann, Zalgiris5.2 
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. Larkin, Baskonia1.5 
 6. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 8. Hanga, Baskonia1.3 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.1.3 
 10. Ayon, Real Madrid1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.4 
 4. Singleton, Panathin.1.2 
 5. Birch, Olympiacos1.1 
 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 


Recap of Round 18 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Olympiacos - Baskonia 92-62

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Athens. Third ranked Greek Olympiacos faced 4th ranked Spanish Baskonia. Host Olympiacos (13-5) smashed guests from Vitoria (11-7) 92-62. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Baskonia managed to win fourth quarter 19-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Vassilis Spanoulis (193-82, agency: BeoBasket) who scored 12 points and 7 assists. Forward Kostas Papanikolaou (206-90) chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Olympiacos players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Hungarian Adam Hanga (199-89, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded 11 points and 8 rebounds and American point guard Shane Larkin (180-92, college: Miami, FL) added 12 points respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Greek champion moved-up to second place, which they share with Real Madrid. Baskonia at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. They share it with Fenerbahce. Olympiacos is looking forward to face Armani Milano (#15) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Baskonia will play against Crvena Zvezda (#8) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: K.Papanikolaou 12+7reb+2ast, G.Printezis 12+3reb+1ast, V.Spanoulis 12+2reb+7ast, E.Green 11+4reb, E.Mantzaris 10+2reb+1ast, K.Birch 9+7reb
Baskonia: S.Larkin 12+2reb+2ast, A.Hanga 11+8reb+1ast, R.Beaubois 9+2ast, C.Budinger 8+4reb+1ast, K.Tillie 7+2reb+2ast, R.Freire Luz 5+3reb+1ast
gschID: 473816


Zalgiris - Real Madrid 59-74

There was no surprise in Kaunas where 13th ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris (6-12) were defeated by second ranked Spanish Real Madrid (13-5) 74-59. The guests were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Real Madrid dominated on the defensive end, holding Zalgiris to just 6 points in fourth quarter. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. Liberian-American power forward Othello Hunter (203-86, college: Ohio St., agency: David Lee Services) notched 14 points and 6 rebounds to lead the effort and Sergio Llull (190-87) supported him with 8 points and 8 assists. Even 11 points and 7 rebounds by Paulius Jankunas (205-84) did not help to save the game for Zalgiris. Brazilian center Augusto Lima (207-91) added 13 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Real Madrid have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending Spanish champion maintains second position with 13-5 record behind leader CSKA, which they share with Olympiacos. Zalgiris lost third consecutive game. Defending Lithuanian champion keep the thirteenth place with 12 games lost. Real Madrid's next round opponent will be Brose Baskets (#12) in Bamberg and are hoping to win another game. Zalgiris will play at home against the league's leader CSKA and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: O.Hunter 14+6reb+1ast, T.Thompkins 12+3reb, J.Carroll 11+1reb+2ast, G.Ayon 11+2reb+4ast, S.Llull 8+3reb+8ast, F.Reyes 8+3reb
Zalgiris: A.Lima 13+6reb, L.Lekavicius 11+1reb+4ast, P.Jankunas 11+7reb+2ast, L.Westermann 6+1reb+7ast, E.Ulanovas 4+5reb+1ast, A.Kavaliauskas 4+2reb
gschID: 473817


Darussafaka - Unics 71-64

No shocking result in a game in Istanbul where eighth ranked Turkish Darussafaka (10-8) defeated 11th ranked Russian Unics Kazan (7-11) 71-64. Unics Kazan was ahead by 1 point after three quarters before a 20-12 charge of Darussafaka, which allowed them to win the game. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Unics Kazan's 28. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) notched 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and French Adrien Moerman (202-88) supported him with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Four Darussafaka players scored in double figures. Darussafaka's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 13 points and 8 rebounds by Belarusian center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-87, college: Radford) did not help to save the game for Unics Kazan. American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) added 16 points. Darussafaka moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Panathinaikos and Crvena Zvezda. Unics Kazan at the other side keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Darussafaka's next round opponent will be Anadolu Efes (#10) in Istanbul. Unics Kazan will play at home against Fenerbahce and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: A.Moerman 17+7reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 16+7reb+5ast, A.Zizic 13+5reb, J.Anderson 10+7reb+2ast, W.Clyburn 7+5reb+1ast, S.Wilbekin 6+1reb+1ast
Unics: K.Langford 16+2reb+2ast, A.Parakhouski 13+8reb, P.Antipov 13+3reb, O.Johnson 10+1reb+2ast, L.Williams 6+8reb, P.Stoll 3+5reb+8ast
gschID: 473814


FC Barcelona - Anadolu Efes 89-78

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 9th ranked Turkish Anadolu Efes (8-10) were defeated on the road by tenth ranked Spanish FC Barcelona (8-10) 89-78. Anadolu Efes were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 56-44 second half run of FC Barcelona. They shot the lights out from three nailing 15 long-distance shots on high 60.0 percentage. FC Barcelona players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. Brazilian center Vitor Faverani (212-88) notched 18 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88) supported him with 20 points and 4 assists. Even 25 points by American guard Brandon Paul (193-91, college: Illinois, agency: Pensack Sports) did not help to save the game for Anadolu Efes. French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) added 18 points. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. FC Barcelona moved-up to ninth place, which they share with defeated Anadolu Efes. FC Barcelona's next round opponent will be higher ranked Panathinaikos (#6) in Athens and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
FC Barcelona: P.Koponen 20+4ast, V.Faverani 18+8reb+1ast, V.Claver 15+5reb+2ast, J.Carlos Navarro 9+2reb+1ast, J.Doellman 9+6reb+1ast, A.Renfroe 7+3reb
Anadolu Efes: B.Paul 25+1ast, T.Heurtel 18+1ast, T.Honeycutt 11+7reb, D.Thomas 8, J.Granger 6+6reb+3ast, B.Dunston 5+8reb+1ast
gschID: 473810


EA7 Armani - Galatasaray 92-87

Bottom-ranked Italian Armani Milano managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the ten-game losing streak. This time defending Italian champion won against fifteenth-ranked Turkish Galatasaray 92-87. The hosts were already 11 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 27-21 Galatasaray's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 92-87 at the end of the game. Armani Milano players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a good game for Croatian swingman Krunoslav Simon (197-85) who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 assists. Serbian center Miroslav Raduljica (213-88) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Armani Milano's coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Sinan Guler (192-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) replied with 17 points and 6 assists and Uruguayan point guard Bruno Fitipaldo (183-91, agency: Pro Sports) added 17 points and 4 assists in the effort for Galatasaray. Four Galatasaray players scored in double figures. Defending Italian champion (5-13) moved-up to fifteenth place, which they share with defeated Galatasaray. Armani Milano will play against higher ranked Olympiacos (#3) in Athens in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Galatasaray will play at home against Maccabi T-A (#13) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
EA7 Armani: K.Simon 19+3reb+5ast, M.Raduljica 13+4reb+2ast, M.Kalnietis 12+2reb+4ast, R.Hickman 10+2reb+2ast, M.Macvan 8+6reb+2ast, A.Cinciarini 8+4reb+3ast
Galatasaray: B.Fitipaldo 17+2reb+4ast, S.Guler 17+4reb+6ast, A.Daye 14+2reb, T.Pleiss 10+5reb, A.Tyus 8+5reb, V.Micov 7+3reb+2ast
gschID: 473815


Maccabi T-A - Crvena Zvezda 67-71

Very predictable result in Tel-Aviv where eighth ranked Serbian Crvena Zvezda (10-8) beat 13th ranked Israeli Maccabi T-A (6-12) 71-67. Maccabi T-A was ahead by 6 points after three quarters before a 23-13 charge of Crvena Zvezda, which allowed them to win the game. Guard Stefan Jovic (198-90) notched 14 points and 7 assists to lead the effort and Bosnian-Serbian center Ognjen Kuzmic (213-90) supported him with 8 points and 9 rebounds. Even 19 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-88, college: Charleston) did not help to save the game for Maccabi T-A. His fellow American import forward Victor Rudd (205-91, college: S.Florida) added 11 points. Four Maccabi T-A players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Crvena Zvezda have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending Serbian champion moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Panathinaikos and Darussafaka. Maccabi T-A at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Crvena Zvezda's next round opponent will be higher ranked Baskonia (#4) in Vitoria and it may be quite challenging game. Maccabi T-A will play on the road against Galatasaray (#16) in Istanbul and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Crvena Zvezda: S.Jovic 14+3reb+7ast, D.Thompson 10+1reb+1ast, O.Kuzmic 8+9reb+2ast, B.Lazic 8+3reb, L.Mitrovic 7+4reb+1ast, M.Simonovic 6+1reb
Maccabi T-A: A.Goudelock 19+5reb+2ast, C.Iverson 13+5reb, S.Weems 12+1reb, V.Rudd 11+4reb+3ast, Y.Ohayon 7+2reb+5ast, G.Mekel 3+3ast
gschID: 473812


Fenerbahce - Panathinaikos 84-63

The game in Istanbul supposed to be also worth to mention about. 5th ranked Greek Panathinaikos (10-8) played at the court of sixth ranked Turkish Fenerbahce (11-7). Fenerbahce smashed Panathinaikos 84-63. The game was mostly controlled by Fenerbahce. Panathinaikos was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Italian forward Luigi Datome (203-87) notched 16 points to lead the effort and Czech power forward Jan Vesely (213-90) supported him with 13 points. Four Fenerbahce players scored in double figures. Even 25 points (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) by American point guard Mike James (185-90, college: Lamar) did not help to save the game for Panathinaikos. His fellow American import forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) added 13 points. Panathinaikos' coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending Turkish champion moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Baskonia. Panathinaikos at the other side dropped to the sixth position with eight games lost. Fenerbahce's next round opponent will be Unics Kazan (#11) on the road and are hoping to win another game. Panathinaikos will play against FC Barcelona (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Fenerbahce: L.Datome 16+4reb+3ast, A.Duverioglu 13+4reb+1ast, J.Vesely 13+4reb+3ast, K.Sloukas 12+4reb+3ast, J.Nunnally 10+2reb+1ast, B.Bogdanovic 7+3reb+5ast
Panathinaikos: M.James 25+1reb+2ast, C.Singleton 13+2reb, K.Rivers 11+1reb+2ast, J.Feldeine 4+1reb+3ast, K.Gabriel 3+7reb+1ast, N.Calathes 2+1reb+4ast
gschID: 473811


CSKA - Brose Bask. 85-64

Russian leader CSKA delivered the fourteenth victory on Thursday night. This time they crushed 10th ranked German Brose Baskets (7-11) 85-64 in Moscow. The game without a history. CSKA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 60.4 percent from the field and made 20-of-22 free shots (90.9 percent) during the game. CSKA outrebounded Brose Baskets 28-16 including a 21-9 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. French Nando De Colo (196-87) scored 26 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and forward Nikita Kurbanov (202-86) chipped in 10 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. The best for the losing side was Italian Nicolo Melli (205-91) with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Daniel Theis (204-92, agency: Octagon Europe) scored 16 points and 5 rebounds. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Defending Russian champion maintains first position with 14-4 record. Defending German champion Brose Baskets dropped to the eleventh place with 11 games lost. They share the position with Unics. CSKA will meet Zalgiris (#14) in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Brose Baskets will play against the league's second-placed Real Madrid and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
CSKA: N.De Colo 26+4reb+5ast, K.Hines 13+3reb, N.Kurbanov 10+5reb+3ast, V.Fridzon 10+2reb+1ast, A.Jackson 9+2reb+6ast, V.Khryapa 5+3reb+6ast
Brose Bask.: D.Theis 16+5reb, N.Melli 15+5reb+3ast, D.Miller 8+1ast, M.Lo 8+3ast, L.Staiger 6+1reb, J.Strelnieks 5+1reb+2ast
gschID: 473813





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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-4 
 2. Salon Vilpas 17-6 
 3. Kataja Basket 12-6 
 4. Lapua 12-10 
 5. Kauhajoki 12-10 
 6. Kouvot 8-12 
 7. KTP Basket 8-14 
 8. BC Nokia 8-14 
 9. Pyrinto 8-14 
 10. Korihait 4-17 

Regular Season: Round 24

Jan. 20: KTP Basket - Korihait 93-88
Jan. 18: Salon Vilpas - Korihait 92-74
Jan. 20: Helsinki Seagulls - Kouvot 87-73
Jan. 20: Lapua - Salon Vilpas 100-87
Jan. 21: BC Nokia - Kauhajoki
Jan. 22: Kataja Basket - Pyrinto


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.5
 1. Jones, Lapua22.5 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.9 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot20.5 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.18.0 
 5. Morris, Lapua18.0 
 6. Wesley, Kataja B.17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto17.4 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.8 
 9. Hollins, Kauhajoki16.6 
 10. Buckles, Kouvot15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Van, Korihait11.1 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.4 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket9.0 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.3 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.2 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto8.1 
 10. Cuffee, Kouvot8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.6 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.3 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.8 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.7 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Minard, Pyrinto4.5 
 8. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.3 
 9. Jalonen, Korihait4.2 
 10. Skamo, BC Nokia3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.4 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.1.9 
 3. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Barrett, BC Nokia1.8 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Holloway, Korihait1.6 
 10. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 5. Van, Korihait1.1 
 6. Walker, KTP Basket0.9 
 7. McAlister, Korihait0.9 
 8. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 
 9. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.8 
 10. Vanttaja, Kauhajoki0.7 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 13-4 
 2. Espoo United 11-4 
 3. Oulun NMKY 9-6 
 4. ToPo 9-7 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 8-7 
 6. Jarvenpaa 7-9 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 7-9 
 8. FoKoPo 7-10 
 9. HBA-Marsky 5-12 
 10. Pyrinto II 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. 20: HBA-Marsky - Jarvenpaa 93-76
Jan. 20: Lahti - Jyvaskyla BA 87-63
Jan. 19: ToPo - Pyrinto II 67-52
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky 101-89
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.25.1 
 4. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.5 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.4 
 6. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 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, Lahti4.4 
 8. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.3 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.8 
 2. Moore, ToPo2.6 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.5 
 5. Kuusisto, ToPo2.5 
 6. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.4 
 7. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 8. Engelvuori, Namika Lr2.3 
 9. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.2 
 10. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Ekimov, JyWe1.6 
 3. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.5 
 4. Bratton, Namika Lr1.5 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Harris, Ura Basket1.3 
 8. Fields, Lahti1.2 
 9. Harvey, Oulun N.1.2 
 10. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 20: Hyeres-Toulon - Paris-Levallois 70-65
Jan. 20: Le Portel - Antibes 67-75
Jan. 21: Chalon - Dijon
Jan. 21: Le Mans - Gravelines
Jan. 22: Limoges - Monaco
Jan. 21: Nancy - Pau-Lacq-Orthez
Jan. 21: Nanterre - Cholet
Jan. 21: Orleans - ASVEL
Jan. 23: Strasbourg - Chalons-Reims


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.5
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.5 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.2 
 3. Clark, Chalon16.3 
 4. Roberson, Chalon16.3 
 5. Smith, Chalons-Reims16.1 
 6. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 7. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.9 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.8 
 3. Yeguete, Le Mans8.1 
 4. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.6 
 5. Hunt, Nancy7.5 
 6. Blue, Antibes7.4 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre7.0 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.3 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.1 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.6 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.7 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.6 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Nelson, AS.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.4 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.1 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.8 
 6. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 9. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
 10. Jones, Hyeres-T.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Fall, Chalon2.8 
 2. Jeanne, Nancy1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 4. Uter, AS.1.1 
 5. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.0 
 7. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 8. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 9. Murphy, Strasbourg0.9 
 10. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 20: Lille - Blois 94-97
Jan. 20: Nantes - Roanne 84-71
Jan. 20: Provence Basket - Poitiers 81-63
Jan. 20: St Quentin - Charleville 80-85
Jan. 20: St Chamond - Rouen 76-84
Jan. 20: Bourg - Boulogne 67-65
Jan. 20: Denain - Le Havre 56-54
Jan. 21: Boulazac - Maurienne
Jan. 21: Vichy Clermont - Evreux


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Williams, Boulazac20.9 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.18.7 
 3. Jones, Lille18.1 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.2 
 5. Ware, Vichy C.16.9 
 6. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 7. Bigote, Nantes16.3 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.16.1 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.9 
 10. Roberson, Boulazac15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Kone, Charleville10.7 
 2. Burton, Roanne9.4 
 3. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.2 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.7 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes8.2 
 6. Williams, Boulazac7.9 
 7. Paumier, Boulogne7.8 
 8. Diame, Blois7.6 
 9. Traore, Lille7.5 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Aurelien RIGAUX
  Maurienne
  (176-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Rigaux, Maurienne6.6 
 2. Ware, Vichy C.6.6 
 3. Duren, Boulogne6.4 
 4. Hermannsson, Charlevi.6.4 
 5. King, Le Havre6.1 
 6. Turner, Blois6.1 
 7. Henry, Evreux5.9 
 8. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.6 
 9. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 10. Pellin, Boulazac5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Henry, Evreux2.4 
 2. Burton, Roanne2.1 
 3. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 4. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 5. Fouse, Charleville1.9 
 6. Williams, Boulazac1.8 
 7. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.1.8 
 9. Moendadze, Boulo.1.8 
 10. Duren, Boulogne1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Williams, Boulazac1.4 
 3. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 4. Jones, Lille1.3 
 5. Paumier, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Fall, Poitiers1.3 
 7. Traore, Lille1.3 
 8. Diame, Blois1.2 
 9. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 10. Ndoye, Bourg1.1 


Standings - N1

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 20: Caen - Souffel 77-73
Jan. 18: ALS Basket - SAP Vaucluse 76-83
Jan. 20: CFBB - GET Vosges 59-89
Jan. 21: Chartres - ALS Basket
Jan. 21: Lorient - Quimper
Jan. 21: Orchies - Challans
Jan. 21: St Vallier - Vitre
Jan. 21: SAP Vaucluse - Angers BC
Jan. 21: Rennes - RAC Basket
Jan. 21: Gries/Oberhoffen - Lourdes


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.8 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.7 
 3. Smith, Orchies17.3 
 4. Brooks, ALS Basket17.0 
 5. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 6. Mitchell, Chartres16.7 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.4 
 8. Newson, Lorient16.1 
 9. Uzas, Angers BC15.6 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. Watt, Angers BC10.7 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.5 
 3. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.3 
 4. Staniulis, Souffel9.3 
 5. Nwaukoni, Angers B.8.0 
 6. Gourari, RAC Basket7.7 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 10. Blackwell, ALS B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 2. Romain, Chartres7.0 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.6 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Bichard, RAC Basket5.3 
 6. Suhard, Angers BC5.1 
 7. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 8. Choplin, Quimper4.8 
 9. Uzas, Angers BC4.5 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Cornely, Caen2.4 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 4. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.2 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Pene, Rennes1.7 
 8. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
 9. Monteiro, Caen1.7 
 10. Correia, Souffel1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.0 
 4. Davis, Rennes0.9 
 5. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 6. Njiba, St Vallier0.9 
 7. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 8. Cox, Challans0.9 
 9. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 10. Diarra, Caen0.9 


Blois sign Assane Ndoye - by Eurobasket News

ADA Blois Basket 41 (ProB) signed 21-year old swingman Assane Ndoye (201-96). He started the season at ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (ProA). Ndoye has played there for the last five years. ProA was a little too high level for him, where in 7 games he had just 1.0ppg this season. ProB will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. Ndoye also played 8 games in FIBA Europe Cup, but he recorded only 0.6ppg. The last season he played also at Chalon/Saor (also in ProA). ProA was a little too high level for him, where in two games he did not score anything and 1 assist. Ndoye also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged only 1.0ppg.
He represented France at the European Championships U18 in Konya (Turkey) three years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 5.0ppg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Devon Van Oostrum (ex Koroivos) signs at MZT Skopje - by Eurobasket News

Defending champion KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (Prva Liga) landed 24-year old British guard Devon Van Oostrum (190-93, agency: Octagon Europe). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Dutch passport. Van Oostrum played recently at ASA Koroivos Amaliadas in Greek A1 league, but left the team earlier this month. In 11 games he averaged 11.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.7apg this season. The last season Van Oostrum played at Arkadikos (also in A1) where in 26 games he had 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.2spg.
Among other achievements Van Oostrum's team made it to the Spanish ACB Supercup Final Four in 2014. He received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U20 Division B 1st Team award back in 2012 and 2013.
Van Oostrum was also a member of British international program for some years. He played for British Senior National Team between 2011 and 2014 and previously for U20 National Team between 2011 and 2013.
Van Oostrum also represented United Kingdom at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 7.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 4.0apg, FGP: 31.8%, 3PT: 10.0%, FT: 50.0%.
Van Oostrum is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (Cibona), Finland (Kouvot), Spain (Baskonia, Magia Huesca, Caceres Basket, CB Tarragona 2017 and Baskonia) and United Kingdom (Sheffield Sharks).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Richard Hendrix selected the top FYR Macedonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Richard Hendrix
Richard Hendrix
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Alabama, currently plays in EuroCup). He was the major contributor in a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 94-85 in the Eurocup in Tuesday night's game. Hendrix scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in a mere 18 minutes on the court. 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 critical. This year Hendrix averages: 7.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.2apg, 1.1spg and FT: 60.9% in 11 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Despite Hendrix played previously for the USA U18 national team, he played also for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015. Strangely Hendrix has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb
   #2. Second place goes to former international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in EuroCup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Richard Hendrix and both played together in the last Eurocup game. McCalebb contributed to a Gran Canaria's victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (1-2) 94-85. He scored 10 points and added 6 assists. McCalebb's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 1.5rpg, 5.4apg, 1.4spg, 2FGP: 56.8%(46-81), 3FGP: 7.7% and FT: 66.7%. He is a naturalized American. McCalebb played for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015. Apparently he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Marques Green
Marques Green
   #3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Green helped his Italian team Scandone AV win their game against the leader CB Canarias (10-3) 78-66 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He recorded 6 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group D. Scandone Avellino (9-4) is placed second. Green's team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Green's overall stats this season are: 4.8ppg, 2.6rpg, 5.5apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 31.9% and FT: 66.7%. He is a naturalized American. Green played for the FYR Macedonian national team seven years ago. Interesting that he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #4. Power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) managed to help Fenerbahce Istanbul in a victory against the closely-ranked Panathinaikos (10-8) crushing them 84-63 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Antic scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (11-7) is placed fifth in group A. This year Antic's overall stats are: 4.9ppg and 2.4rpg in 16 games. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Antic used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2015.

Marko Dujkovic
Marko Dujkovic
   #5. International center Marko Dujkovic (226-90, currently plays in Serbia) led Metalac to a victory against the fourth-ranked Dunav SB (8-5) 80-75 in the Serbian KLS on Saturday night. He recorded 17 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks. Metalac Farmakom Valjevo (5-8) is placed 11th in the KLS. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Dujkovic's total stats this season are: 5.2ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.8bpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Bosnia and Herzegovina and FYR Macedonian. Dujkovic plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.

Vojdan Stojanovski
Vojdan Stojanovski
   #6. Guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) could not help Sevilla (7-9) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Sevilla was crushed 95-69 on the road by the higher-ranked (#8) Andorra. Stojanovski was the top scorer with 15 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 26 minutes. It was Sevilla's first loss after three consecutive victories. Stojanovski has relatively good stats this year: 11.8ppg, 2.4rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior FYR Macedonian National Team roster.

Romeo Travis
Romeo Travis
   #7. International power forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) helped his French team Strasbourg IG win their game against the sixth-ranked Cibona (5-8) 71-56 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. Travis recorded 5 points and blocked 2 blocks. Strasbourg IG (8-5) is placed third in group D. His team will play only one more game in the Basketball Champions League Regular Season. And now that game is quite important. Travis' total stats this season are: 8.7ppg, 4.4rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg. He is a naturalized American. Travis is also FYR Macedonian national team player. However he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Aleksandar Kostoski
Aleksandar Kostoski
   #8. Point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, currently plays in Romania) helped Pitesti win their game against the seventh-ranked BC Timisoara (8-7) crushing them 94-73 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Sunday night. Kostoski recorded 10 points and added 7 passes in 29 minutes. BCM U Pitesti (10-6) is placed third in the Liga Nationala. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be important. It's Kostoski's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 14.4ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.8apg in five games. Kostoski plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.

Jeremiah Massey
Jeremiah Massey
   #9. Former international forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Argentina) helped Libertad Sunchales win their game against the sixth-ranked Olimpico de La Banda (13-14) 89-70 in the Argentinian LigaA in Sunday night's game. He scored 5 points. Libertad Sunchales (11-13) is placed eighth in Norte group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Massey has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Massey used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team eight years ago. He played also for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in FYR Macedonian league.

Nenad Dimitrijevic
Nenad Dimitrijevic
   #10. Point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-98, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Joventut in their game against Real Madrid (13-3) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Dimitrijevic cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points in 4 minutes on the court. Joventut was edged 81-78 at home by the leading Real Madrid. Dimitrijevic has been at the team for five years. This season Dimitrijevic averages just 1.7ppg in three games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team.

   #11. Former international center Oliver Dvojakovski (204-97, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Betanzos in their game against Ponferrada CDP in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Dvojakovski scored 8 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. His team was defeated 82-73. Dvojakovski's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg and 4.4rpg. He used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team three years ago.

   #12. U18 international power forward Elvis Hot (197-98, currently plays in Slovenia) helped Crnomelj edge one of league's weakest teams Branik 81-79 in the Slovenian 2SKL (second division) in Saturday night's game. He scored only one point and grabbed 6 rebounds. Hot's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.2apg. He is also in the roster of the FYR Macedonian U18 national team.

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

   #1. Cedi Osman (204-F-95, currently plays in Euroleague). Osman could not help Anadolu Efes (8-10) to beat Panathinaikos (10-8). He scored 9 points in 16 minutes. But the tenth-placed Anadolu Efes (8-10) lost 81-92 on the road to the higher-ranked (#6) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. It's Osman's fourth season with the team. This year Osman's overall stats are: 8.3ppg and 2.8rpg in 18 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Turkish.

   #2. Dino Radoncic (202-F-99, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in a Real Madrid II's victory against the eighth-ranked Quintanar (8-5) crushing them 81-50 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) last Saturday. Radoncic scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes. Real Madrid II (10-5) is placed fourth in Group B. Radoncic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 5.4rpg and 1.7apg in 14 games. Radoncic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Montenegrin.

   #3. Armin Musovic (192-PG-96, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help Oldenburg in their game against Artland Dragons (10-5) in the German ProB (third division). He scored 7 points and added 5 assists. The fourth-placed Oldenburg (10-5) was defeated 80-76 in Quakenbrueck by the higher-ranked Artland Dragons (#3) in the North group. It was Oldenburg's first loss after four consecutive victories. Musovic's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 2.2rpg and 2.5apg. He has both FYR Macedonian and German nationalities. Despite Musovic's FYR Macedonian passport, he previously played for the German U16 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the FYR Macedonian team.

   #4. Boris Vukicevic (190-F-98, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for Stevnsgade (3-9) in their game against Naestved (9-8) in the Danish Ligaen. Vukicevic cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 22 minutes. Stevnsgade was badly defeated 80-60 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked (#4) Naestved. It was Stevnsgade's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Vukicevic's total stats are: 2.7ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.7apg in 15 games.



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Nika Metreveli leaves JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

26-year old Georgian international power forward Nika Metreveli (211-105kg-91) left Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A). But in 10 games he recorded just 0.6ppg and 1.0rpg this season.
Among other achievements Metreveli won Georgian League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
Metreveli was also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He played for Georgian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Metreveli also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg, 2.7rpg.
Metreveli has played previously professionally in Italy (Rimini, Banco di Srd, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Roseto and Betaland Cdo) and Georgia (MIA and Sokhumi).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very promising Georgian teenager, expected to become a 7-foot inside force. Has a very nice outside shooting that enables him to easily play at the 4 position.
Georgia is among the countries that produces very skilful and strong high towers. Nika belongs to this team; he is very tall with long edges and has a harmonic body which simply shows that with some extra work out he can do a lot of things in the court. He is a hard worker and he likes to play the physical game even though his doesn't have so big strength, he is very good on the defence. He needs to upgrade his moves in the paint, even though he already did so he will have to work hard in order to be able to play on a much higher level than the one currently plays in the junior championship of Italy with Montepaschi's jersey and then possibly enter in the men's team. He has all the prospects, body and physical moves to do so
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 16-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 13-5 
 4. Chemnitz 12-5 
 5. Heidelberg 11-7 
 6. Hanau 10-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-8 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-9 
 10. Hamburg 7-11 
 11. Nuernberg 7-11 
 12. Uni Baskets 7-11 
 13. Baunach 5-12 
 14. Ehingen 5-13 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-13 
 16. Dresden 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 17: Dresden - Nuernberg
Jan. 21: Chemnitz - Koeln Rh.Stars
Jan. 21: Hanau - Ehingen
Jan. 21: MBC - ETB Wohnbau
Jan. 21: Kirchheim - Dresden
Jan. 21: Hamburg - Baunach
Jan. 22: Nuernberg - Uni Baskets
Jan. 22: Heidelberg - Trier
Jan. 24: Oettinger R. - Crailsheim


The Giessen 46er Keep German Boys Benjamin Lischka And Marco Voeller - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Giesen 46ers head coach Denis Wucherer is battling week by week in presenting the best prepared team for every new EasyCredit BBL opponent, but he does have some space in his basketball mind concerning next season and upholding the potent team chemistry and has kept the German boys Benjamin Lischka (204-F-89) and Marco Voeller together as they have agreed to contract extenstions. Lischka will stay until 2019 and Voeller until 2018. Lischka is a 27 year old 204cm forward that is currently playing his fourth season with the Hessen team and made a fine debut in the BBL last season playing 31 games: 5.1ppg, 2.3rpg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 40.7%, FT: 78.7%. This season he has played 18 games averaging 3,6ppg, and 2,1rpg while shooting 38,9% from outside. He recently had a 14 point game in 15 minutes in a win against SC Rasta Vechta. The German who also gained experience with Crailsheim and Kirchheim in the Pro A is elated about staying in Giessen. "I am looking forward to the next years. It is a great feeling that I can play in my home. I want to thank Heiko Schelberg that allowed this to happen", stressed Benjamin Lischka.

Marco Voeller is a 28 year old 199cm forward that celebrated his birthdayrecently and is playing his first season in Giessen. It took him a while in his career until he was able to make his debut in the EasyCredit BBL as he was 27 years old with Giessen. The German who is the son of German football legend Rudi Voeller played in locations like TV Langen, Hanau and Gotha where he developed slowly, but also stuck to his trade and now is playing in the best league in Germany. This season Voeller has seen action in 17 games averaging 3,2ppg, and 1,4rpg. The German is also content about remaining in Giessen. "I am looking forward to playing anotehr season in Giessen. I feel comfortable here and it is fun to play in this environment, so making this decision was easy", added Marco Voeller.

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Vaughn Duggins (EWE Baskets Oldenburg) I Can Play A Lot Better And Will Try To Prove That When I Get Back On The Court - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Vaughn Duggins (190-SG-87, college: Wright St.) is a 29 year old 190cm guard from Pendleton, Indiana that is playing his sixth professional season, fourth in Germany and second with the EWE Baskets Oldenburg. Last season with Oldenburg he played 36 games: 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.5%; Eurocup: 18 games: 11.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.7%. He started his basketball career in 2006 with Wright St. (NCAA) where he played until 2011 paying a total of 130 NCAA games and as a senior played 33 games averaging 18.0ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.2apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 31.1%, FT: 82.2%. In 2011, he started his professional basketball career in Germany with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen where he played until 2013 and in his second season played 33 games averaging 14.0ppg, 2.6rpg, 2.1apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 52.8%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 82.0%. He then played two seasons in France with Le Mans Sarthe Basket (France-ProA): 31 games: 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 48.4%, 3PT: 31.0%, FT: 85.9%; Eurocup: 10 games: 10.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 2.3apg, FGP: 43.1%, 3PT: 31.6%, FT: 79.2% and Sluc Nancy Basket Pro (France-ProA, starting five): 32 games: 14.5ppg, 2.8rpg, 3.0apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3PT: 36.0%, FT: 79.3%; Eurocup: 12 games: 11.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 35.6%, FT: 78.6%. He spoke to eurobasket about basketball recently during holiday time..

Vaughn thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. Where are you and how have you enjoyed the Christmas time in Germany this season?

I'm currently at my apartment in Oldenburg. The Holiday season in Germany is always amazing. Now that I'm able to share it with my wife and son, it makes it even more special. My mom, Paula, came to visit as well so I have gotten to spend a lot of time with all of them.

You have experienced some Christmas markets over the years in Germany, but where did the Christmas market rank in my all-time favorite city of Hamburg?

The Hamburg Christmas market is high level, and it is always great to experience what each city does differently. It is definitely in my top 3, but Tuebingen's Christmas market has always had a special place in my heart and, together with Oldenburg's, is my favorite.


You had surgery on your ankle recently. How did that go and how has it been the last weeks not being able to play?

Surgery went amazingly well. I was in great hands with foot/ankle specialist Dr. Preis in Wiesbaden. I am feeling better every day and God-willing, I will be on the court faster than anticipated. The last few weeks not playing has not been fun. I am very competitive and not being able to be on the court with my teammates hurts.


You have been pretty injury free your whole career except your junior career with Wright State. With time and experience does a player gain the ability to know how to play wiser knowing how to get around sustaining dumb injuries that could have been avoided on the court?

Haha I wish that were the case. The longer you play, you get to know the 'dirtier' players and you try not to get caught in a situation where a dumb injury can occur. Injuries are going to happen regardless of how wise you become, and sometimes, if you actively try to avoid injuries, the more likely they happen.


Up until your last game in Frankfurt, you were playing very consistently averaging 13,0ppg,3,3rpg and 3,0apg. How much of a pain was it physically playing on a bad ankle?

I have been in pain almost all season and it has definitely affected my play, and it even affected my mentality at times. I wasn't as aggressive and did not have the explosiveness and power that my game commands. I could not help the team like I was used to and It was very frustrating at times.


Last season you averaged 14.7ppg, 3.1rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 49.8%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 83.5%; Eurocup: 18 games: 11.9ppg, 1.7rpg, 2.4apg, FGP: 46.9%, 3PT: 36.7%, FT: 83.7%. Your scoring is down this season. Has your role changed a bit this season with more scoring options?

No, my role has not changed at all. Up to my last game at the end of November, I have not played to the level I played at last season. I do believe I can play a lot better and will try to prove that when I get back on the court.

How much fun is it playing possibly with the best small forward Rickey Paulding and best center Brian Qvale in the BBL? How much easier do they make your job on the court?


I love playing with Rickey and Brian. I have gotten to know them over the last year and a half of being teammates and as good a players as they are, they are even better people off the court. They do so much for the team. Rickey is our leader and and sets a great example for everyone. Brian is an unstoppable force on the block and our defensive anchor.


The EWE Baskets Oldenburg have been up and down with a 8-8 record. How confident are you that the club will have a big turn around in the second half of the season?

I am 100% confident that we will turn up the heat and start playing how we did the second half of last year. We have too many good players and our team chemistry is too good for us not to make a second half push and a deep playoff run.


The club had some good defensive games against Braunschweig, Tuebingen and BG Goettingen earlier in the season. But overall the team has been allowing too many points. What area on the defensive end does the team need to make improvements in the second half of the season?

We just have to execute the defensive plan a little bit better. Our defense could be a lot worse, but if we want to challenge the Top 4, we need to have the same focus every defensive possession and to have constant communication. Just a little bit of talking on that end would fix a lot mistakes we make by having each other's backs.


The club is 6-4 in Champions League play and holding it's own, but it could be 8-2 having lost some close games. What has been the biggest challenge the team has had being successful in this competition?

The Champions league has proved to be a very competitive league in only its first year in existence. The challenge has been in bringing the focus and motivation to every game. We don't have as many fans attending the games home or away as in the BBL and the travel is much more intense also. It is important that we control only what we can control and that is our effort, focus, and mentality every night.

Last season Olden burg had an unwanted departure in the quarterfinals against a very nasty but potent Ulm team. Do the EWE Baskets Oldenburg have the character to be a championship team or just be a strong team that will make the playoffs, but not do damage?

Ulm has not looked back since that series. They are showing their class with their amazing start this year. Of course we believe we have the character, talent, and team chemistry to win a BBL championship. Why else do we play the game? We can beat anyone at any given time, but we have to take it one practice and one game at a time if we want to make it to that level.


I was impressed by the 16 point game by Belgium national player Maxime Zeeuw in Frankfurt. Has he been the solid role player from the bench that you envisioned when he was picked up?

I played against Maxime in Eurocup when I was in Nancy and he was in Rome, so I knew him as a player and his athletic ability and intensity still surprised me. He has high work ethic and can affect the game in many different ways on the court.


Chris Kramer once scored a bucket sitting on the floor at Purdue. You have seen him now everyday for the second season. What has been the most amazing thing you have seen him do on the court in a game or practice?

Chris is the definition of 'machine'. He is a work-horse that is always making amazing plays on both ends of the court. As many tomahawk dunks as he's had in his career, the most incredible things I've seen from him are his chase down blocks. He comes flying out of nowhere when you least expect it.


You are 29 years old and in your sixth season. Would you say that you are in your prime now? Do you see yourself heightening your game in the next few seasons?

Yes, I believe I am in my prime physically, but I always feel there is room to improve, especially from a mental perspective. I have no idea what God's plans are for me and my game, but I am always striving to get better and I want to play the best basketball I can for as long as possible. I will control what I can, but I am just along for the ride.


You played two seasons with the Walter Tigers Tuebingen.and Reggie Redding. Did you know then that he would become a Euroleague player with Alba Berlin and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (Turkey-BSL)?

I knew Reggie was incredibly talented and could play at a very high level, but you never know what is going to happen. He definitely belongs at that level and proves that day-in and day-out. He is a great guy and I want nothing but the best for him.


You also played a season with American point guard Cameron Wells. How refreshing is it for you to have seen his development with the Giessen 46ers into a very fine BBL player?

It is awesome to see the way Cam is playing. The situation in Tuebingen was a tough one for him. He has reinvented himself in Giessen as a leader and a go-to guy and he has really thrived in that role. He has a bright future.


As a rookie, you told me this about Dashaun Wood. '! Dashaun beat me 9 out of 10 times on one on one. I was a young puppy out of high school and he was the horizon league player of the year. I don't remember him having any weaknesses other than he was smaller than me so I could post him up. How would that older puppy do against him today?

Haha well Dashaun will for sure disagree with me,, but I think I could take him now. He is one of those guys that is best in a competitive trash talk situation. He raises his level and can play with ANYONE, but I think my strength and athleticism would outlast him. It would be interesting to see that go down. We might have to schedule a closed 1 on 1 game soon.


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

Michael, Magic, Larry and Wilt. And there is no debate!


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

That is a great question and I'm sure many fist fights have been started by it. I could argue that the last Championship was his greatest of the 3 and it puts him into the top 5 all-time greats. His resume needs a lot more work to crack the top 3, but he is definitely capable of that.


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

He is number 4 in my personal opinion. Tim Duncan is #1, Karl Malone, is 2, James Worthy is 3 and then KG, but that sure is debatable too.


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

It is one of the most amazing scoring displays of all-time. It is close behind Wilt's 100 and Kobe's 81. I was very surprised that he didn't demand to stay in the game. He was 'en fuego' and who knows how many times that type of feeling will happen throughout his career.

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

Yes, he absolutely is. The numbers he puts up on a nightly bases are out of this world. He is responsible for almost every creative decision on that team and its crazy that he has that high of efficiency with the speed and intensity he plays with.

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

Our family had a long tradition of driving to Fort Wayne, Indiana and going to (what we thought) was the best Mexican restaurant in the U.S. We would eat there Christmas Eve with my Grandparents and then drive to their house, which was 30 minutes away, to stay and open of presents Christmas morning. We did that for 15+ straight years and it always puts a smile on my face when I think of those times.

What was the last movie that you saw?

Disney's Moana with my wife, Maria, and my 18 month old son, Gianni.


Thanks Vaughn for the chat.




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Aris tab Justin Jackson, ex Energa Czarni - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) inked 27-year old American power forward Justin Jackson (204-102kg-90, college: Cincinnati). He played recently at Energa Czarni in Polish PLK league, but left the team earlier this month. In 13 games he averaged 7.0ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.8bpg this season. The last season Jackson played at Loimaan Korikonkarit in Finnish Korisliiga where in 13 games he had 8.3ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.0spg and 1.4bpg. He also played 12 games in VTB United League where he recorded 8.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.4spg.
Three years ago Jackson was drafted by Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) in first round (18th overall).
The former University of Cincinnati standoutis in his third season in pro basketball.
Jackson has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2014.
Among other achievements his team made it to the Polish League Semifinals in 2016. Jackson received also All-AAC Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2014 at his college time.
Jackson has played also professionally in D-League (Texas Legends), Greece (Nea Kifisia) and FL (Montverde Academy).
His game is described as: He is a power forward with strong defensive and rebounding skills.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Michael Dixon extended his contract with AEK until 2019 - by Eurobasket News

Michael Dixon (186-G-90, college: Memphis) extended his contract with AEK BC until the summer of 2019 as the Greek club and Basketball Champions League contender announced today. The current contract of Dixon would expire at the end of the season. Despite his involvement in a fatal traffic accident, Dixon is one of the key players of the team and AEK wants to keep him for good, building his future around him. Dixon has also a Georgian passport, he is a member of the Georgian national team and he is expected to play in the upcoming Eurobasket 2017. Born in 1990, he played his senior year in NCAA with the Memphis Tigers.
Courtesy of: eurohoops.net



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Thomas van der Mars' double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Dutch players playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Baltic League). van der Mars could not help Rapla (8-4) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance Rapla was defeated 77-66 at home by the leading Barons Riga. van der Mars recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 3 blocks (made all of his six free throws). The Regular Season already ended in the Baltic League. van der Mars has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 17.5ppg, 11.9rpg, 2FGP: 60.9%(84-138) and FT: 63.6%. van der Mars is currently a member of the Dutch senior national team.

Josh Duinker
Josh Duinker
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Uruguay). Duinker was not able to help Defensor (2-3) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the fifth-placed Defensor (2-3) was defeated 79-73 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Larre Borges (#6) in the Promocional 1 group. Duinker recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 assists. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Duinker has relatively good stats this season: 13.3ppg, 8.8rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 52.9%, 3FGP: 36.4% and FT: 77.3%. He has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian. Former Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden starter played for the Dutch national team in 2013.

Henk Norel
Henk Norel
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Henk Norel (213-87, currently plays in Spain). Norel led CAI Zaragoza to an overtime victory over the league outsider La ICL Manresa (2-14) 87-77 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He was MVP of the game. Norel recorded a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 10 rebounds. CAI Zaragoza (6-10) is placed 12th in the Liga Endesa. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. It's Norel's fifth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 9.5ppg, 6.6rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 58.6%(65-111) and FT: 78.6%. Norel played for the Dutch national team two years ago.

Charlon Kloof
Charlon Kloof
   #4. Guard Charlon Kloof (190-90, agency: Octagon Europe, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in ABA League) led his FYR Macedonian team MZT Skopje to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked KK Zadar (6-12) crushing them 92-65 in the ABA League last Saturday. Kloof scored 14 points and added 6 passes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (5-14) closes the standings in the ABA League. It's Kloof's first year with the team. Kloof's overall stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 3.9rpg and 3.6apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Surinamese and Dutch. Kloof is also Dutch national team player.

Yannick Franke
Yannick Franke
   #5. International guard Yannick Franke (194-96, currently plays in Croatia) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Kvarner (2-12) crushing them 101-64 in the Croatian A1 on Wednesday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in only 13 minutes. It was his first game for KK Zadar this season. His team is placed third in the A1. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Franke plays currently for the Dutch national team.

Worthy de Jong
Worthy de Jong
   #6. Shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-88, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for SO Maritime Boulogne (4-11) in their game against Lille Metropole (8-7) in the French ProB (second division). He scored 9 points and added 4 passes. But SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated 71-63 on the road by the much higher-ranked Lille Metropole (#7). It's de Jong's first season with the team. This year de Jong has relatively solid stats: 10.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.5spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Dutch National Team roster.

Nicolas de Jong
Nicolas de Jong
   #7. International center Nicolas de Jong (210-88, currently plays in France) contributed to Chalons-Reims' surprising victory against the second-ranked Chalon/Saor (12-4) 74-69 in the French ProA last Saturday. de Jong recorded 7 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 17 minutes. Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (7-9) is placed 12th in the ProA. de Jong has reliable stats this year: 12.3ppg and 2.4rpg in 16 games he played so far. He is also Dutch national team player.

Shane Hammink
Shane Hammink
   #8. Guard Shane Hammink (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Valparaiso to an easy victory against the Youngstown State University (1-1) 78-62 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Hammink recorded 15 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. The Valparaiso University has a very solid 5-1 conference record this season. Hammink averaged so far 14.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

Luuk Van Bree
Luuk Van Bree
   #9. Former U18 international forward Luuk Van Bree (203-96, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Bradley (3-3) in their game against the Indiana State University (1-1) in the NCAA. He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. But the Bradley was defeated 81-71 on their home court in Peoria, IL by the Indiana State University. Van Bree's overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg and 3.1rpg. He used to play for the Dutch U18 national team three years ago.

Kevin Bleeker
Kevin Bleeker
   #10. Center Kevin Bleeker (208-93, agency: Court Side, college: Canisius, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Navarra's victory against the closely-ranked Zornotza (8-9) 64-60 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) last Saturday. Bleeker scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 20 minutes. Basket Navarra de Pamplona (10-7) is placed seventh in the LEB Silver. This year Bleeker's overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg in 17 games. He is a former international player as three years ago he still played for the Dutch senior national team.

   #11. Former U16 international forward Kevin van Wijk (203-89, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Melilla Baloncesto to win against the closely-ranked Araberri 80-72 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. van Wijk scored only 4 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. van Wijk's total stats this season are: 6.4ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3apg. He used to play for the Dutch U16 national team twelve years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Julius van Sauers (203-95, is currently at the American university) contributed to a LIU Brooklyn's victory against the Wagner College 76-69 in the NCAA on Thursday night. van Sauers scored 5 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 20 minutes. This year van Sauers' total stats are: 2.4ppg and 3.1rpg in 20 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U20 international forward Niels Bunschoten (206, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Indiana St. in their game against the Missouri State University in the NCAA. Bunschoten recorded 6 points. His team was defeated 73-68. Bunschoten has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 1.4rpg. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team three years ago.

   #14. Former U20 international center Tom Koopman (203, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Citadel in their game against the Samford University in the NCAA. He scored 5 points in 13 minutes. His team lost 90-98. Koopman has averaged so far 3.0ppg and 1.9rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former U20 international center Menno Dijkstra (213-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Cal-Riverside win their game against the California State University, Fullerton 71-63 in the NCAA last Wednesday. Dijkstra recorded 5 points. Dijkstra has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 2.6rpg. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in an CB Canarias' victory against the closely-ranked FC Barcelona (12-4) 71-60 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 34 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (12-4) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Doornekamp has relatively good stats this year: 12.8ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.5apg in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch.

   #2. Ryan Broekhoff (200-F-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in EuroCup) led his Russian team Lokomotiv to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-2) crushing them 86-61 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He scored 13 points in 24 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Lokomotiv Kuban (3-0) is placed first in the Eurocup. So far his team won all three games in the Second Stage. There are only three games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Broekhoff's overall stats are: 7.3ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.3apg in 11 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Australian and Dutch.

   #3. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Euroleague) could not help Baskonia (11-7) in their last game. Despite Tillie's good performance Baskonia (#4) lost 89-98 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) Darussafaka in the group A of Euroleague. He scored 10 points in 20 minutes. This year Tillie's overall stats are: 4.6ppg and 3.6rpg in 17 games. He has both Dutch and French nationalities.

   #4. Experienced Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Australia) was not able to help Bullets (9-14) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Bullets were edged 84-82 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) New Zealand Breakers. Kickert was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 3 assists in 27 minutes. It was Bullets' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Kickert has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.3apg in 23 games. He also holds two passports: Dutch and Australian.

   #5. Christal Malalu (203-F-93, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the Slippery Rock University (6-5) in their last game. Despite Malalu's very good performance the Slippery Rock University lost 53-62 in E.Stroudsburg to the East Stroudsburg. He had a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 14 rebounds in 29 minutes. This year Malalu's overall stats are: 7.4ppg and 7.6rpg in 15 games.

   #6. Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) led ORU to a victory against the South Dakota State University 94-88 in the NCAA last Thursday. He recorded 14 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Nzekwesi's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.2apg.

   #7. Joey van Zegeren (208-F-90, college: Northwestern, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a 3-point Gladiators' victory against the 12th-ranked Uni Baskets 69-66 in the German ProA (second division) on Friday night. He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 20 minutes. This year van Zegeren's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.2bpg in 16 games.

   #8. Derrik Smits (218-C-95, currently studies in the States) contributed to Valparaiso's victory against the Cleveland State University 78-67 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Smits scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Smits' total stats this season are: 3.2ppg and 2.2rpg.

   #9. Tom Slutsky (193-G-92, currently plays in Israel) couldn't help Hapoel Afula in their game against Hapoel Kfar Saba in the Israeli National League (second division). He scored 8 points in 16 minutes. His team was edged 64-63. This year Slutsky's total stats are: 4.0ppg and 1.1rpg in 15 games. He has dual citizenship: Dutch and Israeli. Despite Slutsky's Dutch passport, he previously played for the Israeli U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Dutch team.

   #10. Kai Edwards (206-F-97, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the N.Colorado in their game against the Montana State University in the NCAA. Edwards cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 15 minutes. His team lost 53-68. Edwards has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 5.2rpg in 18 games.



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Inter Bratislava adds Kinney to their roster, ex Szolnok - by Eurobasket News

BK Inter Bratislava (SBL) added to their roster 27-year old American point guard James Kinney (187-82kg-90, college: San Jose State, agency: Octagon Europe). He played recently at Szolnoki Olajbanyasz in Hungarian A Division, but left the team earlier this month. In 8 games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.4apg and 1.6spg this season. Kinney also played 8 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 9.1ppg, 2.5rpg, 5.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season he played at Zalakeramia-ZTE KK (also in A Division). In 36 games he had very impressive stats: 16.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 4.5apg and 1.7spg. Kinney was selected to Hungarian League All-Star Game in 2017.
He has played previously professionally also in Turkey (Gelisim).
Kinney attended San Jose State until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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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 8-6 
 5. Thor Thorl 8-6 
 6. Grindavik 7-7 
 7. Keflavik 7-7 
 8. IR 6-8 
 9. Njardvik 6-8 
 10. Skallagrimur 6-8 
 11. Haukar 5-9 
 12. Snaefell 0-14 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: Thor Thorl - Haukar 94-84
Jan. 20: Skallagrimur - Thor AK 89-100
Jan. 19: Tindastoll - IR 84-78
Jan. 19: Grindavik - KR 78-80
Jan. 19: Snaefell - Keflavik 75-97
Jan. 19: Stjarnan - Njardvik 72-74

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 26: Keflavik - Stjarnan
Jan. 26: Njardvik - Tindastoll
Jan. 26: IR - Skallagrimur
Jan. 26: KR - Haukar
Jan. 26: Snaefell - Thor Thorl
Jan. 27: Thor AK - Grindavik


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Sherrod WRIGHT
  Haukar
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 31.1
 1. Wright, Haukar31.1 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik30.8 
 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: 15.6
 1. Stevens, Keflavik15.6 
 2. Whitfield, Skallagr.15.4 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.6 
 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.4.9 
 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. Stevens, Keflavik2.3 
 7. Barja, Haukar2.2 
 8. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.2 
 9. Wright, Haukar1.8 
 10. Carberry, Thor T.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.2 
 2. Dempsey, Njardvik2.0 
 3. Hankins-Cole, IR1.6 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Magnusson, Haukar1.4 
 6. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Hester, Tindastoll1.3 
 9. Saevarsson, Grind.1.3 
 10. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 13-1 
 2. Fjolnir 12-3 
 3. Valur 10-3 
 4. Breidablik 10-5 
 5. Vestri 6-8 
 6. Hamar 6-9 
 7. FSU 5-10 
 8. IA 4-11 
 9. Armann 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 20: Vestri - Armann 98-81
Jan. 19: IA - Breidablik 91-111
Jan. 20: Hamar - Fjolnir 79-94

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 22: Breidablik - Hottur
Jan. 22: FSU - Hamar
Jan. 22: Fjolnir - IA
Jan. 22: Valur - Vestri


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, Hamar26.8 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri22.4 
 7. King, Valur22.3 
 8. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.1 
 9. Bracey, Valur21.7 
 10. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 13.9
 1. Woods, Hamar13.9 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.8 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.6 
 4. Motley, FSU12.4 
 5. King, Valur11.0 
 6. Knezevic, Vestri10.2 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 8. Shouse, IA9.5 
 9. Kristjansson, IA9.2 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Moss, Hottur9.4 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.7 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.9 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Bracey, Valur5.0 
 6. Shouse, IA4.9 
 7. Olafsson, Hamar4.9 
 8. King, Valur4.3 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.0 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
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. Stefansson, Hamar2.5 
 6. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 7. Motley, FSU2.2 
 8. Gudnason, Armann2.0 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 10. Olafsson, Hamar1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. King, Valur2.1 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.6 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.3 
 5. Motley, FSU1.1 
 6. Karason, Fjolnir1.1 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur1.0 
 8. Moss, Hottur0.8 
 9. Petursson, Valur0.8 
 10. Kristjansson, IA0.8 


IR Reykjavik signs Danero Thomas - by Eurobasket News

IR Reykjavik (Dominos League) signed 31-year old American forward Danero Thomas (196-86, college: Murray State). He spent his 5-year professional career in Iceland. He started the season at Thor AK Akureyri in Dominos League. Thomas helped his team get promotion to Dominos League. In 13 games he had very impressive stats: 16.4ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.9apg and 1.6spg this season. The last season he played also at Thor (also in D1) where in 17 games he recorded also remarkable stats: 15.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 1.8apg and 3.1spg (leader !!!). Thomas contributed to his team winning the regular season. Quite impressive year as he was named to Eurobasket.com Icelandic D1 All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
His college team won OVC Tournament in 2010.
Thomas has played previously for four other teams: KR Reykjavik, Valur, Hamar and Fjolnir.
He attended Murray State until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - IBL

IBL Standings
 1. Aspac 1-0 
 2. CLS Knights 1-0 
 3. Garuda 1-0 
 4. Pacific Caesar 1-0 
 5. Hang Tuah 0-0 
 6. Pelita Jaya 0-0 
 7. Satria Muda 0-0 
 8. Stadium 0-0 
 9. Bima Perkasa 0-1 
 10. JNE BSC 0-1 
 11. NSH GMC 0-1 
 12. Satya Wacana 0-1 

Regular Season: Round 1

Jan. 20: CLS Knights - JNE BSC 83-57
Jan. 20: NSH GMC - Pacific Caesar 75-96
Jan. 20: Bima Perkasa - Garuda 53-85
Jan. 20: Satya Wacana - Aspac 46-84

Regular Season: Round 2

Jan. 21: Aspac - NSH GMC
Jan. 21: Hang Tuah - Pacific Caesar
Jan. 21: Satria Muda - Satya Wacana
Jan. 21: Pelita Jaya - CLS Knights



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

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

Regular Season: Round 15

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


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 28.8
 1. Stith, Belfast Star28.8 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.8 
 3. Turner, Killester22.2 
 4. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 5. Pemberton, Tralee20.4 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.20.3 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.4 
 8. Murphy, Templeogue18.7 
 9. Edwards, KUBS18.2 
 10. Killeen, Templeogue17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 16
 1. Provizors, DCU S.16.0 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian14.4 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.9 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue12.2 
 6. Gil, Swords T.11.9 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee11.7 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen11.1 
 9. Donaghy, Tralee10.5 
 10. Bonaparte, Templ.10.3 
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, Tralee2.7 
 6. Calvo, Swords T.2.4 
 7. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 8. Makarenko, DCU S.2.3 
 9. Wilson, UL Eagles2.2 
 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, Tralee1.9 
 7. Stith, Belfast Star1.9 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen1.9 
 9. Garrow, UCD Marian1.8 
 10. Bogdanovic, Tralee1.7 


Pete Strickland to host three Coaching Clinics / Weekend Preview - by Patrick Maher

Pete Strickland to host three Coaching Clinics
Jan 18,2017
New Irish Senior Men's Head Coach, Pete Strickland, is arriving in Dublin this weekend and will be hosting a number of coaching clinics around the country during his stay.
Strickland, who was appointed to the role back in November, will be in Ireland for the Men's Super Series weekend in the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght this coming Saturday and Sunday (January 21st and 22nd) and also for the Hula Hoops National Cup finals next weekend (January 27-29th).
While here, he will be hosting three major coaching clinics in Dublin, Galway and Cork, details of which were announced this week.

Cork
On Monday, January 23rd, Strickland will do a session with any senior schools players who have been involved in an International Programme in Neptune Stadium from 1pm to 4pm. Girls are invited to attend from 1pm to 2.30pm with the boys' session taking place from 2.30pm to 4pm.
On Tuesday, January 24th, Strickland will run a Coaching Clinic and Q&A with Cork coaches with John McHale as MC. The clinic will be held in the Ambassador Hotel with sign in at 7.30pm and the event running from 8pm - 10pm with a 5 entry fee.

Galway
On Wednesday, January 25th, Strickland will visit Co. Galway and will visit the Galway Primary Schools Jamboree from 10am to 1.30pm where he will present the children with certificates on the day.
On Thursday, January 26th, clubs are being invited to send in four players for a practice session with Strickland, which will be followed by a Q&A session with NUIG Development officers (all sports) and local Basketball coaches - this will run from 6pm to 8pm in NUIG Kingfisher Gym with an entry fee of 5.

Dublin
The Dublin coaching clinic with Pete Strickland will take place in Tallaght Community School on Saturday, January 28th from 10am to 1pm. An underage basketball team will be in attendance on the day to demonstrate the different drills and tactics that Pete will be outlining.
There will be an entry fee of 5.

PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games

All roads lead to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght for the Men's Super League this weekend as six of the seven games of the weekend tip in as part of the Men's Super Series weekend.
Both Radisson Blu UL Eagles and KUBS play double headers this weekend, with the two sides facing each other on Friday night, before going on to take part in the Super Series over the weekend. This is a crucial game for both of these sides as they bid to secure more vital points on the table, with Eagles currently sitting bottom of the table with one win from 13 games, while KUBS are just above them in eleventh position with one win from 12 games.
Moving on to Saturday, and the feast of Men's Super League basketball gets underway at 2pm on Saturday when Pyrobel Killester go head-to-head with Belfast Star with the former aiming to keep their recent winning streak intact on the day.
The 4pm game on Saturday sets up a much-anticipated clash between SSE Airtricity Moycullen and Garvey's Tralee Warriors. Moycullen will be hoping to get back to winning ways after their Cup semi-final loss to Griffith Swords Thunder and a League defeat to Killester. Tralee meanwhile currently sit fourth on the table following wins over KUBS, Belfast Star and UCC Demons.

The final game on Saturday meanwhile sees DCU Saints and Commercial.ie Eanna go head-to-head at 6pm. Eanna enjoyed a big win over the Saints last time round and will be hoping to take the points this weekend too.
Sunday sees six more teams take to the court, with Radisson Blu UL Eagles (who also play KUBS on Friday evening) and Griffith Swords Thunder getting the action underway at 2pm, with KUBS and UCC Demons next up at 4pm. The latter was a nail-biter in the Arena in October, with KUBS just missing out by three points and they will be hoping they've enough firepower to pip Demons this time, while the final game of the Super Series sees table toppers and unbeaten side Templeogue take on third place UCD Marian.

Upcoming Fixtures January 20th - 22nd

Friday 20th January 2017

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
KUBS BC v Radisson Blu UL Eagles, Carroll Arena, 20:30;

Saturday 21st January 2017

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League/Super Series:
Pyrobel Killester v Belfast Star, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 14:00;
SSE Airtricity Moycullen v Garvey's Tralee Warriors, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 16:00;
DCU Saints v Commercial.ie Eanna, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 18:00;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:
LYIT Donegal v ITC Basketball, Foyle Arena-Derry, 16:00;
Dublin Lions v BFG Neptune, Colaiste Bride, 16.45;
Maree v Team Kilkenny, Calsanctius College, 17:00;
Titans v Keane's Supervalu Killorglin, Colaiste Iognaid, 18:00;
EJ Sligo All-Stars v Fr Mathews, Mercy College, 19:30;

Sunday 22nd January 2017

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League/Super Series:
Radisson Blu UL Eagles v Griffith Swords Thunder, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 14:00;
UCC Demons v KUBS BC, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 16:00;
UCD Marian v Templeogue, National Basketball Arena-Tallaght, 18:00;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:

Ulster University Elks v Kestrels, UUJ, 15:00;

From : www.basketballireland.ie



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Omri Casspi out with calf injury - by Eurobasket News

An MRI taken last night at Kaiser Permanente in Sacramento revealed that forward Omri Casspi (6'9''-SF-88) suffered a strain of the right plantaris tendon during practice on Monday. He is expected to miss up to two weeks of action. The eight-year NBA veteran is averaging 5.9 points (.453 FG%, .379 3pt%, .571 FT%), 4.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 18 minutes per contest this season. According to the Sacramento Bee, 'it has been a trying season for Casspi, whose role has diminished under Dave Joerger. Casspi had appeared in just six of the Kings' last 15 games and is averaging 5.9 points and 4.1 rebounds.'
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Taipans sign Tony Mitchell, ex Hapoel Eilat - by Eurobasket News

Cairns Taipans (NBL) signed 28-year old American small forward Tony Mitchell (198-98kg-89, college: Alabama). He started the season at Hapoel Eilat in Israeli Winner League. In 5 games he had 8.8ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.4spg this season. The last summer Mitchell played at Hebei Xianglan in NBL where in 27 games he was the best scorer with impressive 42.9ppg and averaged 10.9rpg, 4.6apg (top 5), 2.5spg (in top 5) and 2.2bpg. Mitchell helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com All-Chinese NBL 2nd Team.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2015.
Mitchell won D-League championship title in 2014.
He is quite experienced player. Mitchell has played in seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in Italy (Banco di Srd and Dolomiti Energia Trento), Philippines (TNT Ka Tropa), Russia (Krasny Oktyabr), Spain (Movil Estudiantes), NBA (Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings), China (Jilin Tigers) and D-League (Fort Wayne Mad Ants).
Mitchell attended University of Alabama until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.
He could be described: A very good scorer, with great athletic abilities and all-around playing skills. He can easily beat his man and create for his own and teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Darryl Jackson leaves JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

32-year old Maltese shooting guard Darryl Jackson (190-82kg-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) left Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A). In 12 games in Italy he averaged just 2.7ppg this season.
The last season Jackson played at UCC Assigeco Piacenza where in 29 Serie A games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg.
Among other achievements he won Cyprus League championship title in 2012. Jackson received also Eurobasket.com All-European Championship for Small Countries 1st Team award back in 2014.
He represented Malta at the European Championship for Small Countries in Gibraltar three years ago.
Jackson is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Georgia (Sokhumi), Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Romania (Pitesti, CS Energia Rovinari Targu Jiu and Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti), Cyprus (Etha), Italy (Enel Brindisi and Roseto) and IBL (Vancouver Volcanoes).
Jackson attended Warner Pacific College until 2008 and it is his ninth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Nika Metreveli leaves JuveCaserta - by Eurobasket News

26-year old Georgian international power forward Nika Metreveli (211-105kg-91) left Pasta Reggia JuveCaserta (Serie A). But in 10 games he recorded just 0.6ppg and 1.0rpg this season.
Among other achievements Metreveli won Georgian League championship title in 2015. He received also Eurobasket.com Georgian League All-Domestic Players Team award in 2015.
Metreveli was also a member of Georgian international program for some years. He played for Georgian Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team back in 2009.
Metreveli also represented Georgia at the Qualifications to European Championships 2015 three years ago. His stats at that event were 3 games: 2.3ppg, 2.7rpg.
Metreveli has played previously professionally in Italy (Rimini, Banco di Srd, Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Roseto and Betaland Cdo) and Georgia (MIA and Sokhumi).
The scouts decsribe him following way: A very promising Georgian teenager, expected to become a 7-foot inside force. Has a very nice outside shooting that enables him to easily play at the 4 position.
Georgia is among the countries that produces very skilful and strong high towers. Nika belongs to this team; he is very tall with long edges and has a harmonic body which simply shows that with some extra work out he can do a lot of things in the court. He is a hard worker and he likes to play the physical game even though his doesn't have so big strength, he is very good on the defence. He needs to upgrade his moves in the paint, even though he already did so he will have to work hard in order to be able to play on a much higher level than the one currently plays in the junior championship of Italy with Montepaschi's jersey and then possibly enter in the men's team. He has all the prospects, body and physical moves to do so
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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EuroLeague: Krunoslav Simon leads Emporio Armani past Galatasaray - by Eurobasket News

Emporio Armani - Galatasaray 92:87

Emporio Armani claimed just the fifth victory in EuroLeague regular season. They outgunned visiting Galatasaray in Milan. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) posted 19 points and 5 assists to lead the effort.
Emporio Armani eked out a 23:21 lead after the opening quarter. The hosts unloaded 26 points in the second term to take a 10-point halftime advantage 49:39. The home side maintained the advantage throughout the third term. Emporio Armani entered the fourth quarter up by 11 points 71:60. Galatasaray dropped 27 points in the final stanza but could not avert the loss. Miroslav Raduljica (213-C-88) accounted for 13 points, while Mantas Kalnietis (195-PG-86, agency: Players Group) added 12 points for the hosts. Bruno Fitipaldo (183-PG-91, agency: Pro Sports) and Sinan Guler (192-SG-83, college: Carroll, MT, agency: 1x1 Sports) responded with 17 points each for Galatasaray.

Emporio Armani: Krunoslav Simon 19, Miroslav Raduljica 13, Mantas Kalnietis 12
Galatasaray: Bruno Fitipaldo 17, Sinan Guler 17



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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


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

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


Standings - BJ League

B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 22-6 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 20-9 
 3. Tokyo Z 11-18 
 4. Shinshu BW 10-19 
 5. Tokyo Excel. 9-19 
 6. Bambitious Nara 9-20 
East
 1. Fukushima 20-8 
 2. Gunma 19-9 
 3. Yamagata 14-14 
 4. Cyberdyne IR 13-16 
 5. Aomori Watts 12-16 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 7-21 
West
 1. Kumamoto V. 23-6 
 2. Hiroshima D. 22-6 
 3. Shimane SM 21-6 
 4. Ehime OV 11-18 
 5. Kagawa FA 9-19 
 6. Kagoshima 3-25 

Regular Season: Round 31

Jan. 20: Kumamoto V. - Bambitious Nara 86-97
Jan. 20: Nishinomiya S. - Ehime OV 85-70
Jan. 20: Tokyo Excel. - Cyberdyne IR 78-73
Jan. 21: Kumamoto V. - Bambitious Nara
Jan. 21: Tokyo Excel. - Cyberdyne IR
Jan. 21: Toyotsu FE - Iwate Big Bulls
Jan. 21: Nishinomiya S. - Ehime OV
Jan. 21: Yamagata - Shimane SM
Jan. 21: Aomori Watts - Shinshu BW
Jan. 21: Fukushima - Hiroshima D.
Jan. 21: Kagawa FA - Tokyo Z
Jan. 21: Kagoshima - Gunma


B League Round 31: Aishin Sea Horses defeat Osaka Evessa in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

B League is at the halfway of the Regular Season and there are still another 31 rounds left.

Third-ranked Osaka Evessa (16-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (22-6) in Kariya on Thursday. Aishin Sea Horses managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected easier game. Aishin Sea Horses had a 38-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) helped adding 19 points and 6 assists. Aishin Sea Horses' coach Kimikazu Suzuki used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-6 record, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Osaka Evessa at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. They share it with Niigata Albirex. Aishin Sea Horses is looking forward to face Chiba Jets (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osaka Evessa will play against Akita Happinets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fourth-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (14-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Toshiba Thunders (26-4) in Kanagawa. Toshiba Thunders managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Yuma Fujii accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Hitachi Sunrockers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Toshiba Thunders. They maintain first place with 26-4 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth position with 14 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against league's second-placed Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Sendai 89ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (11-19) gave a tough game to third ranked Niigata Albirex (16-14) on Wednesday. Niigata Albirex managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Yokohama BC. Davante Gardner fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Takuya Kawamura produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Niigata Albirex maintains third place with 16-14 record having ten points less than leader SeaHorses, which they share with Osaka Evessa. Loser Yokohama BC keeps the fifth position with 19 games lost. Niigata Albirex will meet at home league's second-placed Diamond Dolphins in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Yokohama BC will play against the league's leader Toyota Alvark in Tokyo and hope to secure a win.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Tochigi. Second ranked host Tochigi Brex (22-6) defeated 3rd placed Chiba Jets (19-11) 80-67. Worth to mention a great performance of Ryan Rossiter who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists. Tochigi Brex's coach Thomas Wisman let to play all 12 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tochigi Brex keeps a position of league leader, which they share with SeaHorses. Chiba Jets lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the second place with 11 games lost. Tochigi Brex's next round opponent will be league's leader Toshiba Thunders in Kanagawa and it will be for sure the game of the week. Chiba Jets will play at home against the league's leader Aishin Sea Horses and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Sendai. 4th placed host Sendai 89ers (8-22) lost to first ranked Toyota Alvark (23-5) 91-80. It was a great evening for Troy Gillenwater who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Toyota Alvark's coach Takuma Ito used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Toyota Alvark. They maintain first place with 23-5 record. Loser Sendai 89ers keep the fourth position with 22 games lost. Toyota Alvark will face Yokohama BC (#5) at home in the next round. Sendai 89ers will play against Hitachi Sunrockers in Tokyo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 31: Hokkaido L. were destroyed by Akita NH on the opponent's court 80-58. Shiga L-Stars unfortunately lost to Nagoya DD in a home game 62-75. Toyama Grouses recorded a loss to Sanen on the road 68-79. Ryukyu GK defeated Kyoto Hannar. on its own court 70-66.

SeaHorses - Osaka Evessa 84-83

Third-ranked Osaka Evessa (16-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Aishin Sea Horses (22-6) in Kariya on Thursday. Aishin Sea Horses managed to secure only one-point victory 84-83. However their fans expected easier game. Aishin Sea Horses had a 38-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great evening for the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international swingman Makoto Hiejima (190-90) helped adding 19 points and 6 assists. Aishin Sea Horses' coach Kimikazu Suzuki used entire bench in such tough game. At the losing side American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists and Takuya Hashimoto (186-94) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Osaka Evessa players scored in double figures. Aishin Sea Horses have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They maintain first place with 22-6 record, which they share with Tochigi Brex. Osaka Evessa at the other side keeps the third position with 14 games lost. They share it with Niigata Albirex. Aishin Sea Horses is looking forward to face Chiba Jets (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Osaka Evessa will play against Akita Happinets and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: J.Harrellson 28+13reb+5ast, T.Hashimoto 15+7reb+1ast, R.Roby 12+4reb+1ast, T.Soma 11+2ast, R.Goda 5+1reb+2ast, S.Watanuki 5+4reb+5ast
SeaHorses: J.Sakuragi 26+11reb+4ast, M.Hiejima 19+3reb+6ast, G.Edwards 16+11reb+1ast, I.Butts 8+11reb+1ast, M.Karimata 3+1reb, T.Hasegawa 3+1reb
gschID: 474782


Toshiba BT - Hitachi SR 69-66

Fourth-ranked Hitachi Sunrockers (14-14) gave a tough game to first ranked Toshiba Thunders (26-4) in Kanagawa. Toshiba Thunders managed to secure only three-point victory 69-66. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Hitachi Sunrockers. It looked good early as Hitachi Sunrockers took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Toshiba Thunders had a 18-9 second period charge getting the lead and Hitachi Sunrockers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 66-69. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. International point guard Yuma Fujii (178-91) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Soichiro Fujitaka (190-91) added 11 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Hitachi Sunrockers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. The victory was the third consecutive win for Toshiba Thunders. They maintain first place with 26-4 record. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth position with 14 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will play against league's second-placed Tochigi Brex on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Hitachi Sunrockers will play against Sendai 89ers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 25+16reb+4ast, S.Fujitaka 11+6reb, T.Ito 8+4ast, R.Guinn 7+8reb+1ast, Y.Mitsuhara 6, I.Brown 5+1reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 25+11reb, Y.Fujii 16+6reb, R.Shinoyama 7+2reb+2ast, M.Diouf 6+6reb+1ast, Y.Nagayoshi 4+1reb, K.Nomoto 4
gschID: 474777


Akita NH - Hokkaido L. 80-58

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Akita Happinets and 5th ranked Hokkaido L. had identical 7-22 record. This time Akita Happinets used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Saporro 80-58 on Wednesday night. The game without a history. Akita Happinets led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. It was a great evening for international guard Shigehiro Taguchi (184-90) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points and 9 rebounds. American power forward Evan Ravenel (203-89, college: Ohio St.) helped adding 18 points. At the losing side American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 16 rebounds and the other American import forward Jahmar Thorpe (198-84, college: Houston) scored 10 points and 6 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Akita Happinets (8-22) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Sendai 89ers. Hokkaido L. lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the sixth position with 23 games lost. Akita Happinets will face higher ranked Osaka Evessa (#3) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hokkaido L. will play against Shiga L-Stars and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hokkaido L.: D.Miller 12+16reb+1ast, T.Orimo 11+1reb+1ast, J.Thorpe 10+6reb+2ast, D.Noguchi 5+5reb+1ast, T.Nishikawa 5+2reb, R.Sakurai 5+1reb+1ast
Akita NH: S.Taguchi 22+9reb+1ast, E.Ravenel 18+4reb+3ast, D.Stephens 10+9reb+3ast, R.Shirahama 8+7reb+1ast, D.Taniguchi 8+4reb+1ast, S.Morrison 8+6reb+2ast
gschID: 474775


Shiga L-Stars - Nagoya DD 62-75

Rather predictable result when second ranked Diamond Dolphins (19-11) defeated on the road 6th ranked Shiga L-Stars (6-24) 75-62 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Diamond Dolphins. Shiga L-Stars was better in second period 20-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Diamond Dolphins made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. They also forced 22 Shiga L-Stars turnovers. It was a great evening for American forward Justin Burrell (207-88, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory scoring 27 points and 8 rebounds. Guard Taito Nakahigashi (190-92) helped adding 17 points and 4 assists. At the losing side Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with 25 points and 9 rebounds and American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) scored 20 points and 9 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Diamond Dolphins maintains second place with 19-11 record having seven points less than leader SeaHorses, which they share with Chiba Jets. Shiga L-Stars lost their seventh game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 24 games lost. Diamond Dolphins will face Niigata Albirex (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Shiga L-Stars will play against Hokkaido L. in Saporro and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 25+9reb+2ast, C.Brackins 20+9reb+1ast, N.Namizato 7+6reb+2ast, S.Faye 4+3reb, Y.Sugawara 3+4reb, T.Hasegawa 2+1reb
Nagoya DD: J.Burrell 27+8reb+2ast, T.Nakahigashi 17+4reb+4ast, T.Nakatsuka 8+1reb, J.Tillman 7+8reb+1ast, S.Funyu 6+3reb+2ast, T.Sasayama 4+2reb+6ast
gschID: 474780


Sanen - Toyama Grouses 79-68

Not a big story in a game in Hamamatsu where 6th ranked Toyama Grouses (5-25) were defeated by second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (17-13) 79-68 on Wednesday. The game was mostly controlled by Sanen Neophoenix. Toyama Grouses was better in fourth quarter 20-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Sanen Neophoenix made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Toyama Grouses outrebounded Sanen Neophoenix 48-36 including 18 on the offensive glass. It was a great evening for American swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 12 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) helped adding 17 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sanen Neophoenix players scored in double figures. At the losing side American forward Sam Willard (205-88, college: Pacific, agency: Pensack Sports) responded with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 13 rebounds and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) scored 7 points and 10 rebounds. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Sanen Neophoenix. They maintain second place with 17-13 record having nine points less than leader SeaHorses. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the sixth position with 25 games lost. Sanen Neophoenix will face Kyoto Hannar. (#5) on the road in the next round. Toyama Grouses will play against Ryukyu GK and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: S.Willard 17+13reb, D.Viney 12+7reb+1ast, D.Pittman 10+5reb, M.Joho 9+3reb+4ast, T.Mito 8+2reb, N.Uto 7+10reb+3ast
Sanen: J.Childress 18+12reb+1ast, R.Dozier 17+6reb, T.Suzuki 11+3reb+5ast, S.Okada 10+5reb+3ast, A.Ota 8+8reb+1ast, S.Tawatari 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 474779


Ryukyu GK - Kyoto Hannar. 70-66

Everything could happen in Okinawa at the game between two tied teams. Both fifth ranked Ryukyu GK and 4th placed Kyoto Hannar. had identical 13-16 record. This time Ryukyu GK used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kyoto 70-66 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 16-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Americans were the main players on the court. It was a great evening for power forward Lamont Hamilton (208-84, college: St.John's) who led his team to a victory scoring 12 points and 5 rebounds. Forward Reyshawn Terry (203-84, college: N.Carolina) helped adding 10 points and 5 rebounds. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa gave the chance to play for all 12 players in such tough game. At the losing side Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) responded with 8 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks and forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. The victory was the third consecutive win for Ryukyu GK. They moved-up to fourth place. Kyoto Hannar. lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifth position with 17 games lost. Ryukyu GK will face Toyama Grouses (#6) on the road in the next round. Kyoto Hannar. will play against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kyoto Hannar.: K.Kotzur 12+7reb+1ast, H.Kawashima 12+2reb, T.Sato 11+2reb, Y.Okada 8, S.Murakami 8+1reb+1ast, M.Dove 8+10reb+4ast
Ryukyu GK: L.Hamilton 12+5reb+2ast, R.Terry 10+5reb, K.Hatano 9+5reb, S.Kitagawa 8+2reb, S.Tsuyama 7+4reb+2ast, N.Tashiro 6+1reb
gschID: 474781


Niigata Albirex - Yokohama BC 74-72

Fifth-ranked Yokohama BC (11-19) gave a tough game to third ranked Niigata Albirex (16-14) on Wednesday. Niigata Albirex managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Yokohama BC. Yokohama BC was trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 10-point lead after three quarters before a 30-18 charge of Niigata Albirex, which allowed them to win the game. American Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) fired a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. The former international guard Kei Igarashi (180-80) chipped in 15 points and 5 assists. The former international guard Takuya Kawamura (193-86) produced 18 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) added 18 points and 8 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Niigata Albirex maintains third place with 16-14 record having ten points less than leader SeaHorses, which they share with Osaka Evessa. Loser Yokohama BC keeps the fifth position with 19 games lost. Niigata Albirex will meet at home league's second-placed Diamond Dolphins in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Yokohama BC will play against the league's leader Toyota Alvark in Tokyo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Yokohama BC: J.Parmer 18+8reb+2ast, T.Kawamura 18+5reb+6ast, M.Hosoya 14+4reb+5ast, J.Washburn 14+8reb+2ast, K.Takeda 4+1reb+2ast, K.Takashima 2+3reb
Niigata Albirex: D.Gardner 18+13reb+2ast, K.Igarashi 15+4reb+5ast, S.Hatakeyama 15+2