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  ABA  



ABA builds bridge to Mexico - by Gianni Pascucci

The American Basketball Association (ABA) today announced that the league is "building a bridge to Mexico" rather than erecting a wall with the creation of ABA Mexico, a developmental professional basketball league to begin in August.
"Basketball in Mexico is very popular and the ABA has always had a wonderful relationship with Mexican teams sending many of our players there and having many Mexican players on our US teams," said ABA co-founder Joe Newman . "Having an ABA Mexico is something long overdue, but until we found the right people to execute the plan there, we couldn't proceed. We now have the structure in place and are very excited about the new relationship with our fine neighbors from the south."
Roberto (Bobby) Carlos Garcia Crook has been named President/COO of ABA Mexico. He is from Cuidad Obregon Sonora Mexico. His mother, Mary Geraldine Crook Romero is from Cananea Sonora Mexico; his father, Enrique Garcia Delgado, is a former basketball player and ex-coach for the University of Sonora Mexico. Bobby is a former player in the Mexican professional leagues. With an extensive business, marketing and basketball background, he has all of the skills to put together a very strong league. "We already have four teams lined up and over a dozen that have expressed interest," added Garcia. "Our goal is to have as many as 32 teams in Mexico, and we have quite a few additional initiatives, including kicking off ABA Mexico with a major tournament featuring Mexican and US ABA teams around Cinco de Mayo in May.
Details will follow. And concurrently, we are creating an ABA Mexico Wheelchair Basketball League under the direction of attorney Licenciado Tosca (additional details to follow shortly also).
Dana Tully has been named Vice President of ABA Mexico and will serve as US liason with the ABA. Dana trained under famed Olympic gymnastics coaches Bela and Marta Karolyi and was an alternate on the US Olympic team in the 84 Olympics in Los Angeles. She was a full scholarship athlete at UNLV in Las Vegas and afterwards became a trainer with the Karolyis for the 1996 Atlanta US Olympic team. She then went into consulting specializing in strategy, concept development, new store concepts, customer research and customer experience for a chain of Houston sporting good stores and has been doing that for 20 years. "In my spare time, I've been working for non-profits connecting veterans through physical and social activities and we now have 2000+ members in RWB," commented Tully. "Bobby and I are extremely excited about ABA Mexico and we are ready to get started."
The ABA has appointed three ABA team owners to help coordinate the ABA Mexico program and relationship, including Marlon Minifee , owner of the Laredo Swarm; Adam Salyer, owner of the Universal City Seraphim and Al Smith , owner of the Orange County Novastars. "Each of these three people have excellent relationships with Mexico and great backgrounds in organization and management in professional sports," added Newman. "There are many parts to this program, all of which will be rolled out in the coming weeks. Suffice to say, we are thrilled and looking forward to the future with our new partners."
For more information, contact Joe Newman at conniejoenewman@aol.com, Bobby Garcia at tucanesbasketbal@gmail.com or Dana Tully at dtully01@aol.com or visit www.abaliveaction.com or www.americasportsnation.com



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  ABA LEAGUE  

Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 19-0 
 2 Partizan 15-4 
 3 Buducnost 13-5 
 4 Cedevita 13-5 
 5 Cibona 11-8 
 6 Igokea 9-10 
 7 Un.Olimpija 9-10 
 8 FMP 7-12 
 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. 21: Partizan - FMP 97-70
Jan. 20: Karpos Sokoli - MZT Skopje 77-74
Jan. 21: Cibona - Un.Olimpija 68-79
Jan. 21: Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 68-77
Jan. 22: Mornar Bar - Buducnost
Jan. 22: Krka - Cedevita
Jan. 22: 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.Olimpija16.2 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan15.8 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.4 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.9 
 9. Sakic, Cibona14.7 
 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. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.7 
 4. Lukovic, Krka7.7 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 6. Zagorac, Mega Leks7.1 
 7. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 8. Bolden, FMP6.7 
 9. Savovic, Buducnost6.6 
 10. James, Buducnost6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.8 
 2. Covic, FMP6.7 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.2 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 8. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.7 
 9. Radivojevic, Igokea4.7 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.9 
 3. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 4. Ramljak, Zadar1.9 
 5. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 6. Trajkovski, Karpos S.1.7 
 7. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 8. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 9. Kaba, Mega Leks1.6 
 10. Hrovat, 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. Austin, FMP1.5 
 5. Scott, MZT Skopje1.2 
 6. Davidovac, FMP1.2 
 7. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 8. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 9. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 19-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 16-11 
 3. Regatas C. 16-11 
 4. Instituto 15-11 
 5. Olimpico LB 14-14 
 6. Quimsa 13-13 
 7. Libertad S. 12-13 
 8. La Union 12-14 
 9. Atenas 10-17 
 10. Echague 4-23 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 20-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 17-9 
 3. Weber Bahia 16-10 
 4. Argentino 14-12 
 5. GECR Indalo 13-12 
 6. Obras Basket 13-13 
 7. Penarol 13-15 
 8. Quilmes MP 11-15 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-17 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-21 

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. 21: Olimpico LB - Ferrocarril 89-69
Jan. 20: Instituto - Atenas 89-60
Jan. 18: Obras Basket - Hispano Am. 84-92
Jan. 21: Hispano Am. - Libertad S. 80-94
Jan. 19: Weber Bahia - Quimsa 80-76
Jan. 21: Obras Basket - Estudiantes C. 80-71
Jan. 20: Penarol - GECR Indalo 73-69
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
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.1 
 2. Green, Instituto19.1 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.8 
 4. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Vildoza, Libertad S.16.4 
 8. Solano, Echague16.4 
 9. Reed, Penarol16.3 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.1 
 2. Clancy, Instituto10.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.10.0 
 5. Horner, Obras B.8.9 
 6. Wood, San M.8.8 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.5 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 9. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Pedro BARRAL
  Obras B.
  (186-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Barral, Obras B.6.3 
 2. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 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. Solano, Echague2.1 
 3. De los Santo., GECR I.2.0 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 8. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 9. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.1 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 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 12-7 
 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 16-3 
 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 11-11 
 4. Alianza Viedma 9-9 
 5. Atenas Carmen 7-12 
 6. Petr.Argentino 6-14 

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: Huracan - Petr.Argentino 78-45
Jan. 21: San Isidro - Hindu 58-75
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. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.8 
 5. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 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: 12.8
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.8 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.10.1 
 4. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 5. Smith, Olimpo BB8.4 
 6. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 7. Graham, Temperley8.1 
 8. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.1 
 9. Hill, Huracan8.1 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB8.1 
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, Hindu5.6 
 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. Gago, Petr.Arg.2.0 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.2.0 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF2.0 
 10. Cequeira, Villa A.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. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 7. Morales, Villa S.0.9 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 9. Melo, Huracan0.8 
 10. Brown, La Union0.8 


Kaposvari adds Frazier to their roster, ex La Union - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari KK (A Division) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American swingman Winsome Frazier (193-87kg-82, college: Mississippi State, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last two seasons at La Union in Argentinian LigaA. In 66 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.8spg (in top 3) last season. Frazier helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
His team won Cyprus Cup in 2012.
Frazier is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Frazier tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (Marousi), Italy, Poland (AZS Koszalin), Ukraine (Kryvbas), Venezuela (Panteras and Bucaneros), Hungary (Szolnok and Falco KC Szombathely), Cyprus (Keravnos) and WBA Western Conf. (Gulf Coast B.).
Frazier is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Kaposvari.
Frazier attended Mississippi State until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Gonzalez's 25 points and 8 rebounds give him TNA Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old center Santiago Gonzalez (203-C-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked San Isidro and receives a Latinbasket.com TNA Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had the game-high 25 points adding eight rebounds for San Isidro in his team's victory, helping them to beat Barrio Parque (#3, 11-7) 93-87. San Isidro is placed at 2nd position in their group in Argentinian TNA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. San Isidro will need more victories to improve their 12-6 record. Gonzalez turned to be San Isidro's top player in his first season with the team. Gonzalez has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 12.9rpg. Gonzalez is in league's top in and averages solid 56.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Carlos Buendia (178-PG-95) of La Union. He is a guard in his first season at La Union. In the last game Buendia recorded impressive 22 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. It was enough for La Union to edge the higher-ranked Estudiantes O. (#1, 14-7) by 6 points 96-90. La Union's 6th position in South has not changed. 12 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories La Union managed to get this year. Buendia is a newcomer at La Union and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Kenny Jones (198-PF-84, agency: DTMones) of league's leader Hindu. Jones scored 26 points and grabbed six rebounds. He was a key player of Hindu, leading his team to a 74-61 easy win against #4 ranked BHY Tiro Federal in a game of the week. Hindu confirms their top position in North. Jones has a very solid season. In 18 games in Argentina he scored 16.2ppg. He also has 6.6rpg and FGP: 56.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jerome Hill (198-F-94) of Huracan - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Cedric Blossom (198-F) of Petr.Argentino - 24 points and 8 rebounds
6. Juan Ignacio Rodriguez Suppi (178-PG-91) of SP Las Parejas - 26 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Juan Kelly (190-SG-88) of San Isidro - 23 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
8. O'Louis McCullough (198-G/F-82) of Alianza Viedma - 31 points and 3 rebounds
9. Rakim Brown (198-SF-91) of La Union - 28 points and 5 rebounds
10. O'Louis McCullough (198-G/F-82) of Alianza Viedma - 21 points and 13 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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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-7 
 2. Hawks 12-11 
 3. Wildcats 11-11 
 4. United 11-12 
 5. Breakers 11-12 
 6. Kings 11-13 
 7. Bullets 10-14 
 8. Taipans 9-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Bullets - United 88-71
Jan. 21: 36ers - Kings 87-73
Jan. 20: Hawks - Breakers 86-95
Jan. 20: Wildcats - Taipans 84-78
Jan. 19: 36ers - Bullets 101-68
Jan. 22: Taipans - Hawks
Jan. 22: Breakers - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Ware, United22.9 
 2. Randle, 36ers22.0 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats21.4 
 4. Prather, Wildcats20.2 
 5. Newley, Kings17.4 
 6. Goulding, United17.2 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.0 
 8. Clarke, Hawks16.9 
 9. Lisch, Kings16.8 
 10. Sobey, 36ers16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Craig, Bullets8.0 
 2. Boone, United7.7 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.6 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.0 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers6.9 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 7. Pledger, Breakers6.5 
 8. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.5 
 10. Majok, United6.2 
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, 36ers5.3 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.2 
 8. Sobey, 36ers3.9 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin DILLARD
  Breakers
  (183-PG-89)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Dillard, Breakers2.5 
 2. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 3. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Harris, Hawks1.5 
 6. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 7. Jackson, United1.4 
 8. Ware, United1.4 
 9. Newley, Kings1.3 
 10. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
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, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 6. Carter, Breakers0.8 
 7. Craig, Bullets0.8 
 8. Jacobsen, 36ers0.8 
 9. Powell, Kings0.8 
 10. Maric, Kings0.7 



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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: Raiders - Mustangs 84-65
Jan. 22: Lions - Rocks
Jan. 22: Timberwolves - BBU S.
Jan. 22: Piraten - Dragons
Jan. 22: Flames - Warriors



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  AZERBAIJAN  

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Dervish 7-1 
 2. NTD 6-1 
 3. 80-ies 5-2 
 4. Veterans 3-4 
 5. NTD U16 2-3 
 6. AzDNSU 2-6 
 7. Araz 0-8 

Regular Season: Round 9

Jan. 21: Veterans - 80-ies 59-68
Jan. 21: Araz - Dervish 50-89
Jan. 21: AzDNSU - NTD 34-112


D1 Round 9: 80-ies beat Veterans in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News


An exciting game was played in Baku. Third ranked 80-ies faced 4th placed Veterans. Guests from (5-2) defeated host Veterans (3-4) 68-59. 80-ies have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third place with 5-2 record having just three points less than leader Dervish. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the fourth position with four games lost.
Leader Dervish delivered the seventh win. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Araz (0-8) 89-50 in Nahchivan. Dervish maintains first place with 7-1 record. Araz at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost.
The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked NTD (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked AzDNSU (2-6). NTD smashed AzDNSU 112-34 on Saturday. NTD have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader Dervish. AzDNSU lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with six games lost.

Araz - Dervish 50-89

Leader Dervish delivered the seventh win. This time they crushed bottom-ranked Araz (0-8) 89-50 in Nahchivan. Dervish maintains first place with 7-1 record. Araz at the other side still closes the standings with eight games lost.
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AzDNSU - NTD 34-112

The game in supposed to be also quite interesting. Second ranked NTD (6-1) played at the court of 6th ranked AzDNSU (2-6). NTD smashed AzDNSU 112-34 on Saturday. NTD have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain second place with 6-1 record behind leader Dervish. AzDNSU lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth position with six games lost.
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Veterans - 80-ies 59-68

An exciting game was played in Baku. Third ranked 80-ies faced 4th placed Veterans. Guests from (5-2) defeated host Veterans (3-4) 68-59. 80-ies have a solid series of four victories in a row. Newly promoted 80-ies maintains third place with 5-2 record having just three points less than leader Dervish. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the fourth position with four games lost.
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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Milivoje Mijovic claims Balkan League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) put on an amazing game in the last round for Kozuv and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
The 25-year old power forward had the game-high 22 points adding eight rebounds and three assists for Kozuv in his team's victory, helping them to crush Kumanovo (#1, 6-3) with 18-point margin 89-71. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kozuv is placed at 3rd position in Balkan League. Kozuv 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 4-5 record. In the team's last game Mijovic had a remarkable 90.9% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kozuv's top player in his first season with the team. Mijovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (8th best: 16.8ppg), rebounds (5th best: 7.6rpg) and averages solid 64.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 29-year old Serbian Dragan Zekovic (209-C/F-87, agency: BeoBasket) of Karpos Sokoli. Zekovic impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Of course he led Karpos Sokoli to another comfortable win 100-83 over slightly lower-ranked SK Tirana (#11, 3-6) being unquestionably team leader. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Karpos Sokoli keeps 10th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-5 record. Zekovic is a newcomer at Karpos Sokoli and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Karpos Sokoli's star - Serbian Filip Sepa (198-SG-90). Sepa scored 22 points. He was another key player of Karpos Sokoli, helping his team with a 100-83 easy win against slightly lower-ranked SK Tirana (#11, 3-6). The chances of Karpos Sokoli ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 5 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Sepa could help Karpos Sokoli to bring them higher in the standings. The season just started for Sepa as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be another team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kayel Locke (196-F-94) of Bashkimi - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Nenad Delic (210-F/C-84) of Sigal Prishtina - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Giorgi Sharabidze (210-C-90) of Feni Industries - 18 points and 10 rebounds
7. Noah Dahlman (201-F-89) of Peja - 14 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Bojan Krstevski (206-F/C-89) of Kozuv - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Dimitar Karadzovski (190-G-84) of Kumanovo - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Montrael Scott (190-G-93) of Trepca - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists

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



Dee Davis (ex Rogaska) agreed terms with Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) strengthened their roster with addition of 24-year old American point guard Dee Davis (183-77kg-93, college: Xavier, agency: Three Eye Sports). He spent his 2-year professional career in Slovenia. He started the season at Rogaska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. In 13 games he recorded 13.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.7apg and 1.7spg this season. The last season Davis played also at Rogaska (Telemach League) in Slovenia where in 18 games he averaged 13.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.3spg.
He played in the final of Big East Tournament in 2015.
Davis has played also professionally in D-League (Canton Charge).
He attended Xavier University until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cameron Forte (ex Atomeromu) signs at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 24-year old American forward Cameron Forte (201-100kg-93, college: Portland State, agency: Octagon Europe). He supposed to play at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 5 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg this season. He received also All-Big Sky Conf. 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Among other achievements Forte's team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Forte graduated from Portland State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Kosovo



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  BALTIC LEAGUE  

Standings - Men

Baltic League Standings
Group A
 1 Barons Riga 9-2 
 2 Nevezis 8-3 
 3 Rapla 8-4 
 4 Jurmala 5-6 
 5 Liepaja/Triobet 4-7 
 6 Parnu 3-9 
 7 Barsy Atyrau 2-8 
Group B
 1 P.Zvaigzdes 10-1 
 2 Valmiera 9-2 
 3 Jekabpils 7-4 
 4 BK Ogre 5-6 
 5 TTU 5-6 
 6 Tarvas 3-8 
 7 COR-Borisfen 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 18: Nevezis - Liepaja/Triobet 98-75
Jan. 17: Parnu - Barsy Atyrau 92-96
Jan. 21: Valmiera - COR-Borisfen 88-69
Jan. 19: Rapla - Barsy Atyrau 84-86 OT
Jan. 17: Tarvas - COR-Borisfen 75-59
Jan. 19: TTU - COR-Borisfen 108-97

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 23: Liepaja/Triobet - Barsy Atyrau
Jan. 25: P.Zvaigzdes - Valmiera
Jan. 25: Jekabpils - Tarvas
Jan. 25: Jurmala - Nevezis
Jan. 25: BK Ogre - TTU
Jan. 25: Barons Riga - Barsy Atyrau



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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 17-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 15-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 13-5 
 4. Vitebsk 12-8 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 11-9 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-16 
 7. Prinemanye 5-13 
 8. GOCOR-Sozh 3-15 
 9. Brest 2-16 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 21: GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR 91-72
Jan. 21: Tsmoki II - Vitebsk 63-89
Jan. 21: BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye 62-59
Jan. 21: Grodno-93 - Brest 119-56

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 27: Brest - BSEU-GrandPrint
Jan. 27: COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye
Jan. 28: COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye
Jan. 28: Brest - BSEU-GrandPrint


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.7 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.5 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk17.9 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.3 
 6. Suvorov, Prine.17.1 
 7. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.16.6 
 9. Kozlovets, 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, Vitebsk9.0 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 4. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Chumakov, Grodn.7.7 
 9. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 10. Chumakov, Prine.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-935.2 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 5. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.4 
 9. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 10. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.7 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.4 
 4. Chumakov, Grodn.2.4 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 6. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.2 
 7. Viaroukin, GO.2.2 
 8. Svakel, Prinemanye2.0 
 9. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.0 
 10. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Maksim KORATCOV
  Tsmoki I.
  (171-PG-98)
  Avg: 0
 1. Koratcov, Tsmoki I.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Grodn.0.0 
 5. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 6. Moshko, Brest0.0 
 7. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 8. Moroz, Brest0.0 
 9. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 10. Misevich, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Premier League Round 20: Tsmoki II defeats Vitebsk in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for Tsmoki II (13-4) which hosted in Minsk one of their biggest challengers Vitebsk (11-8). Third ranked Tsmoki II had an easy win 80-56. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Vitebsk. The game without a history. Tsmoki II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vitebsk to just 6 points in third quarter. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). point guard Vladislav Bliznyuk (181-99) contributed with 16 points for the winners. point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds for Vitebsk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tsmoki II have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 13-4 record having just three points less than leader Grodno-93. Vitebsk at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Impuls BGUIR. Tsmoki II are again looking forward to face Vitebsk (#4) at home in the next round. Vitebsk will have a break next round.
Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (16-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Brest (2-15) 104-63. Worth to mention a quality performance of power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 17 rebounds and Kiryl Chumakov who added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Guard Anton Shchurko (188-97) responded with 20 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. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 16-1 record. Brest lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with GOCOR-Sozh. Grodno-93 will again play against Brest (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brest will have a break next round.
The game in Minsk supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-12) played at the court of seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (5-16). BSEU-GrandPrint smashed Prinemanye 79-47 on Friday. The winners were led by Vitaliy Lebedev who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by Pavel Suvorov did not help to save the game for Prinemanye. 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. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains seventh position with 5-16 record. Prinemanye lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will again meet at home higher ranked Prinemanye (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Prinemanye will have a break next round.
Ninth-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (2-15) used its home court advantage to challenge fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (11-8) in Gomel. The visitors from Minsk managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was Maksim Shustov who scored 31 points and 5 rebounds. Impuls BGUIR have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vitebsk. GOCOR-Sozh lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round. GOCOR-Sozh will play again at home against Impuls BGUIR (#5) and hope to win that game.

GOCOR-Sozh - Impuls BGUIR 67-69

Ninth-ranked GOCOR-Sozh (2-15) used its home court advantage to challenge fifth ranked Impuls BGUIR (11-8) in Gomel. The visitors from Minsk managed to secure only two-point victory 69-67. However their fans expected much easier game. The best player for the winners was the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) who scored 31 points and 5 rebounds. Guard Alexandr Butkevich (195-94) chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. Power forward Aleksandr Kopacev (203-95) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Four GOCOR-Sozh players scored in double figures. Impuls BGUIR have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Vitebsk. GOCOR-Sozh lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round. GOCOR-Sozh will play again at home against Impuls BGUIR (#5) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 12+5reb+4ast, A.Stankevich 11+3reb+3ast, A.Kovalev 11+7reb, A.Kopacev 11+11reb+3ast, E.Rybkin 10+4reb+2ast, E.Dudov 8+8reb+2ast
Impuls BGUIR: M.Shustov 31+5reb+3ast, A.Radishevskiy 10+3reb+1ast, A.Butkevich 10+8reb+1ast, E.Pankratovic 7+6reb+1ast, I.Kozhdan 4+12reb+1ast, N.Gerasimovich 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 529995


BSEU-GrandPrint - Prinemanye 79-47

The game in Minsk supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked Prinemanye (5-12) played at the court of seventh ranked BSEU-GrandPrint (5-16). BSEU-GrandPrint smashed Prinemanye 79-47 on Friday. The game without a history. BSEU-GrandPrint led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They held Prinemanye to an opponent 23.7 percent shooting from the field compared to 46.0 percent accuracy of the winners and made 17-of-18 free shots (94.4 percent) during the game. BSEU-GrandPrint forced 19 Prinemanye turnovers. The winners were led by power forward Vitaliy Lebedev (200-99) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Maksim Sazonau (202-96) supported him with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Four BSEU-GrandPrint players scored in double figures. Even 12 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists by guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) did not help to save the game for Prinemanye. Forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) added 9 points and 6 rebounds for the guests. 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. BSEU-GrandPrint maintains seventh position with 5-16 record. Prinemanye lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 12 games lost. BSEU-GrandPrint will again meet at home higher ranked Prinemanye (#6) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Prinemanye will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Prinemanye: P.Suvorov 12+6reb+6ast, D.Chumakov 9+6reb+1ast, V.Svakel 8+1reb+1ast, V.Stubeda 7+5reb, R.Kutskevich 6+2reb, A.Navoichyk 5+8reb
BSEU-GrandPrint: S.Vabischevich 17+3reb+2ast, M.Sazonau 16+8reb+1ast, D.Roslikau 13+4reb+3ast, V.Lebedev 11+10reb+4ast, N.Solgan 9+2reb+1ast, V.Nazarov 7+6reb+5ast
gschID: 529994


Tsmoki II - Vitebsk 80-56

An interesting game for Tsmoki II (13-4) which hosted in Minsk one of their biggest challengers Vitebsk (11-8). Third ranked Tsmoki II had an easy win 80-56. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Vitebsk. The game without a history. Tsmoki II led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Vitebsk to just 6 points in third quarter. Forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Point guard Vladislav Bliznyuk (181-99) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) replied with 11 points and 5 rebounds and guard Pavel Kadol (194-89) added 8 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Vitebsk. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Tsmoki II have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 13-4 record having just three points less than leader Grodno-93. Vitebsk at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Impuls BGUIR. Tsmoki II are again looking forward to face Vitebsk (#4) at home in the next round. Vitebsk will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 11+5reb+3ast, A.Kachan 10+1ast, P.Kadol 8+5reb+1ast, R.Pishcheyko 5+7reb, S.Sapegin 5+1reb+2ast, A.Vashkevich 4+4reb
Tsmoki II: M.Liutych 19+9reb+2ast, V.Bliznyuk 16+2reb+1ast, A.Zaretski 8+5reb, D.Kuratnik 8+2reb+2ast, I.Palanevich 7+2reb, D.Borisenok 6+2reb
gschID: 529996


Grodno-93 - Brest 104-63

Premier League top team - Grodno-93 (16-1) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Brest (2-15) 104-63. The game without a history. Grodno-93 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to Brest's 28. Grodno-93 forced 19 Brest turnovers and outrebounded them 62-22 including a 42-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 35 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Brest's players. Worth to mention a quality performance of power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 17 rebounds and forward Kiryl Chumakov (197-95) who added 19 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Guard Anton Shchurko (188-97) responded with 20 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Pavel Moroz (193-88) scored 7 points and 5 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Grodno-93 maintains first position with 16-1 record. Brest lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the eighth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with GOCOR-Sozh. Grodno-93 will again play against Brest (#8) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brest will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brest: A.Shchurko 20+5reb+1ast, A.Stepura 8+4reb+1ast, N.Iovich 7+2reb+2ast, S.Lemeshevskiy 7+2reb+1ast, P.Moroz 7+4reb+5ast, M.Samusik 6+1reb
Grodno-93: V.Ilyukevich 29+17reb, K.Chumakov 19+10reb+7ast, M.Legchilin 15+5reb+3ast, A.Navoichyk 9+6reb+3ast, Y.Mishukov 9+6reb+1ast, T.Evsievich 8+4reb+5ast
gschID: 529993





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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 12-3 
 2. Antwerp 11-4 
 3. Mons-Hainaut 8-7 
 4. Kangoeroes 8-7 
 5. Aalstar 8-8 
 6. Spirou 7-8 
 7. Brussels 7-8 
 8. Limburg United 5-10 
 9. Leuven 5-10 
 10. Liege 5-11 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Antwerp - Limburg United 90-103
Jan. 21: Oostende - Spirou 86-58
Jan. 21: Kangoeroes - Liege 82-75
Jan. 21: Leuven - Brussels 80-78
Jan. 21: Mons-Hainaut - Aalstar 79-70

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 27: Limburg United - Kangoeroes
Jan. 27: Brussels - Antwerp
Jan. 27: Liege - Mons-Hainaut
Jan. 28: Aalstar - Oostende
Jan. 28: Leuven - Spirou


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Jan. 20: Giants B - Waregem 87-82
Jan. 21: Oxaco - Ieper 80-68
Jan. 21: Ekeren - Gistel Oostende 79-74
Jan. 21: Melsele - Gent Hawks 78-82
Jan. 22: Soba - RPC Anderlecht
Jan. 22: Houthalen - Gembo BBC
Jan. 22: Royal Brussels - Ninane


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels18.8 
 2. Celis, Oxaco17.9 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.16.8 
 4. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 5. Baptista, Gistel O.16.4 
 6. Gorremans, Soba16.3 
 7. De Pooter, Gent H.16.1 
 8. Guillemyn, Waregem16.1 
 9. Hilliman, Melsele16.1 
 10. Kotrulja, Gistel O.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 10.4
 1. Lhoest, Ninane10.4 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele10.0 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.0 
 4. Fall, Ieper8.4 
 5. Gorremans, Soba7.6 
 6. Celis, Oxaco7.3 
 7. De Pooter, Gent H.7.2 
 8. Moris, Royal Brussels7.1 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B6.8 
 10. Schepens, Ieper6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent LHOTE
  Gent Hawks
  (182-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.2
 1. Lhote, Gent Hawks5.2 
 2. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.6 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.5 
 4. Lait, Royal Brussels4.3 
 5. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.2 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.8 
 7. Kanda-K., Giants B3.5 
 8. Snyers, Houthalen3.2 
 9. Wachowiak, Gembo B.2.8 
 10. Perez, Melsele2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Tomas GOETHAERT
  Gembo B.
  (183-G-83)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.2 
 2. De Lepeleire, Wareg.2.0 
 3. Van den Bran., Eke.1.9 
 4. Riahi, RPC A.1.8 
 5. Benzouien, Royal B.1.8 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 7. Mwendanga, Giants B.1.5 
 8. Celis, Oxaco1.5 
 9. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.4 
 10. Lamot, Melsele1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony VERMEERSCH
  Gembo B.
  (202-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.1 
 2. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele1.1 
 4. Samaey, Waregem0.8 
 5. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 6. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 8. Celis, Oxaco0.5 
 9. Diop, Ieper0.5 
 10. Rogiers, Giants B0.5 



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  BOSNIA  

Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 12

Jan. 21: Sloboda Tuzla - Mladost 96-86
Jan. 21: Kakanj - Siroki Primorka 92-94
Jan. 21: Bosnjak - Zrinjski HT 85-71
Jan. 21: Leotar - Spars Sarajevo 80-70

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 28: Mladost - Bosnjak
Jan. 28: Zrinjski HT - Siroki Primorka
Jan. 28: Gradjanski - Kakanj
Jan. 28: Spars Sarajevo - Sloboda Tuzla
Jan. 28: Bosna-Royal - Leotar


Nenad Vukovic inks with Gradjanski - by Miljan Veskovic

Nenad Vukovic (188-PG-94) inks with KK Gradjanski Bobar Osiguranje Bijeljina for the rest of the season. KK Gradjanski Bobar Osiguranje Bijeljina has parted ways with Milijan Bocka (185-PG-82) and signed Nenad Vukovic as the starting point guard. He managed to play for three clubs in this season, started with KK Mladost Mrkonjic Grad after which he moved to Montenegro, and in December signed with KK Jedinstvo Bijelo Polje. With Mladost he averaged 17.4pts and 3.7apg in 7 games, while playing for Jedinstvo he had impressive 22.0ppg and 3.0apg in 3 games. KK Gradjanski Bobar Osiguranje Bijeljina is at the bottom of the league table together with Bosnjak and Leotar trying to avoid relegation from Division 1.


Drasko Knezevic claims Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Drasko Knezevic (186-PG-93) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Zrinjski HT and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 11.
The 23-year old playmaker had the game-high 27 points adding six rebounds and eight assists for Zrinjski HT in his team's victory, helping them to beat Sloboda Tuzla (#4, 6-4) 80-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Zrinjski HT is placed at 2nd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. They are still close to the very top. Zrinjski HT would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 8-2 record. In the team's last game Knezevic had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 16 attempts. He turned to be Zrinjski HT's top player in his first season with the team. Knezevic has impressive league stats. He is league's best scorer averaging so far 22.8ppg. Knezevic is in league's top in assists (2nd best: 6.9apg) and averages solid 2.9spg and 53.7% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Croatian center Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) of Siroki Primorka. Kastropil impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he led Siroki Primorka to another comfortable win 82-63 over the lower-ranked Bosnjak (#10, 2-9) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Siroki Primorka to move up to 7th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-7 record. Kastropil is one of the most experienced players at Siroki Primorka and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

The third best performed player last round was Montenegrin Dragomir Marojevic (207-C-81) of Gradjanski (#9). Marojevic got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Marojevic's great performance Gradjanski lost 79-95 to the higher-ranked Spars Sarajevo (#5, 6-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Gradjanski can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-8 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Marojevic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Marojevic has individually a great season in Bosnia. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 14.1ppg (9th best) and rebounds with 6.7rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Strahinja Dragicevic (203-PF-86) of Bosna-Royal - 17 points and 3 rebounds
5. Goran Ikonic (196-SF-80) of Bosna-Royal - 24 points
6. Bozo Djurasovic (200-F-87) of Zrinjski HT - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) of Spars Sarajevo - 11 points and 9 rebounds
8. Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87) of Siroki Primorka - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Edin Residovic (195-SG-94) of Bosna-Royal - 15 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Eldar Merdanovic (200-F/G-93) of Kakanj - 14 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Adriatic League: Crvena Zvezda stay unbeaten, race past Igokea - by Eurobasket News

Igokea - Crvena Zvezda 68:77

Crvena Zvezda claimed the 19th straight victory in the Adriatic League season. They topped Igokea in Laktasi. Marko Simonovic (201-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 22 points to lead the Serbian champions.
Crvena Zvezda snatched a 16:15 lead after ten minutes of action. The teams stayed neck and neck throughout the second term. The visitors secured a 39:38 halftime lead. The visitors limited Igokea to just 8 points in the third term and stretched the gap at 12-point mark at the final intermission. Igokea dropped 22 points in the final frame but could not rescue the game. Milko Bjelica (207-F/C-84, agency: BeoBasket) posted 11 points, while Nate Wolters (193-PG-91, college: S.Dakota St., agency: Pensack Sports) added 10 points for the winners. Vuk Radivojevic (196-G-83) answered with 18 points for Igokea. Strahinja Micovic (205-F-92) posted 15 points in the loss.

Igokea: Vuk Radivojevic 18, Strahinja Micovic 15
Crvena Zvezda: Marko Simonovic 22, Milko Bjelica 11, Nate Wolters 10



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Flamengo - Franca 80-83
Jan. 23: Macae - Franca
Jan. 24: Flamengo - Bauru
Jan. 25: Paulistano - Campo Mourao
Jan. 25: L.Sorocaba - Mogi
Jan. 25: B.Cearense - Pinheiros
Jan. 26: Macae - Bauru
Jan. 26: Vasco Da G. - Minas
Jan. 26: Caxias do Sul - Brasilia

Round 5

Jan. 19: Mogi - Macae 69-75

Round 6

Jan. 17: Mogi - Flamengo 57-83

Round 8

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



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  BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS  


Windsor Express cut Lester Prosper - by Eurobasket News

Windsor Express (NBL Canada) cut 29-year old British V.Islands power forward Lester Prosper (208-106kg-88, college: Old Westbury). In 9 NBL Canada games he averaged 6.4ppg, 5.6rpg and 1.8bpg this season.
The most of last summer Prosper spent at Trigueros de Ciudad Obregon in Mexican CIBACOPA where in 12 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg and 9.0rpg. He also played for San Lazaro (District National) in Dominican Rep. league that season.
In 2013 (two years after he left the college) Prosper was drafted by Maine Red Claws (D-League) in sixth round (95th overall).
He attended Old Westbury (NCAA Div.III) until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.
Prosper received All-Skyline Conference 1st Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Prosper represented British Virgin Islands at the Skyline Conference Championship seven years ago.
He is a very experienced player. Prosper has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Prosper has played previously professionally also in Colombia (Islanders), Russia (Spartak Primorie Vladivostok), Saudi Arabia (Al Wehda), Slovakia (Prievidza and Handlova), Spain (Araberri), Sweden (Norrkoping Dolphins) and United Kingdom (Cheshire Phoenix).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 12-2 
 2. Beroe 9-4 
 3. Akademik PL 9-4 
 4. Balkan 8-5 
 5. Rilski 7-7 
 6. Spartak Pleven 6-7 
 7. Cherno More 4-9 
 8. Yambol 3-10 
 9. Levski 2-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: Akademik PL - Yambol 87-78
Jan. 21: Balkan - Levski 75-63
Jan. 21: Lukoil Acad. - Spartak Pleven 104-71
Jan. 21: Rilski - Beroe 101-85

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 28: Beroe - Lukoil Acad.
Jan. 28: Levski - Cherno More
Jan. 28: Spartak Pleven - Akademik PL
Jan. 28: Yambol - Balkan



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. UNB 8-4 
 2. Dalhousie 8-4 
 3. Memorial 8-5 
 4. St.Mary's 8-5 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-5 
 6. Acadia 5-6 
 7. UPEI 4-7 
 8. Cape Breton 0-12 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. Mount Royal 7-7 
 2. TRU 7-7 
 3. UFV 6-8 
 4. MacEwan 4-10 
 5. UNBC 4-10 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-12 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 13-1 
 2. Alberta 12-4 
 3. Calgary 11-3 
 4. Lethbridge 10-6 
 5. Saskatchewan 9-5 
 6. Winnipeg 9-5 
 7. Manitoba 8-6 
 8. Brandon 7-9 
 9. Regina 6-8 
 10. Victoria 5-9 
 11. TWU 2-15 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 7-4 
 2. McMaster 7-6 
 3. Guelph 3-9 
 4. Lakehead 3-10 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 12-0 
 2. Toronto 8-5 
 3. Queen's 6-6 
 4. York 4-7 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 11-0 
 2. Ottawa 11-1 
 3. Nipissing 5-8 
 4. Laurentian 4-9 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 8-6 
 2. Laurier 7-8 
 3. Algoma 4-9 
 4. Waterloo 3-9 
 5. Western 3-9 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 7-3 
 2. UQAM 5-5 
 3. Laval 4-4 
 4. Concordia 4-4 
 5. Bishop's 2-6 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 21: UQAM - Bishop's 98-79
Jan. 21: Carleton - Lakehead 96-58
Jan. 21: Brandon - Regina 95-85
Jan. 21: Alberta - UFV 95-78
Jan. 21: Laurier - Toronto 91-80
Jan. 21: TWU - Manitoba 91-115
Jan. 21: McMaster - Queen's 87-75
Jan. 21: Memorial - St.Francis X. 86-83
Jan. 21: Ottawa - Guelph 85-68
Jan. 21: Victoria - Lethbridge 81-94
Jan. 21: Calgary - Saskatchewan 81-83
Jan. 21: Mount Royal - UBC 79-88
Jan. 21: Algoma - Windsor 79-78
Jan. 21: Waterloo - Ryerson 68-100
Jan. 21: Dalhousie - UNB 63-66
Jan. 21: McGill - Concordia 63-51
Jan. 21: St.Mary's - Cape Breton 102-72
Jan. 21: York - Brock
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, Calgary22.9 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.9 
 6. Nissen, Acadia20.5 
 7. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 8. Kokko, Laurier19.8 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.7 
 10. Bercy, St.Franc.19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.0 
 2. Nissen, Acadia10.8 
 3. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 4. Bercy, St.Franc.10.6 
 5. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 6. Ross, Mount Royal9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.6 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster9.4 
 9. Shaver, Nipissing9.1 
 10. Dinkins, Lakehead9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Masters, UNB5.9 
 2. Keane, Carleton5.5 
 3. Mata, Dalhousie5.3 
 4. Allen, TWU4.9 
 5. Farkic, Western4.9 
 6. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.7 
 7. Agyeman, UNBC4.6 
 8. Dulay, UFV4.6 
 9. Rocca, Windsor4.6 
 10. Miller, Acadia4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.3 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.8 
 4. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 5. Peter-M., Ryerson2.5 
 6. Masters, UNB2.5 
 7. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 8. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 9. Basi, Manitoba2.3 
 10. Mata, Dalhousie2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.6 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.5 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.3 
 4. Debache, UQAM1.9 
 5. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 6. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 7. Paul, Brandon1.7 
 8. James, MacEwan1.6 
 9. Iegorov, TRU1.6 
 10. Morgan, UBC1.5 


The Spurs land Joel Anthony - by Eurobasket News

San Antonio Spurs (NBA) landed experienced 35-year old Canadian international center Joel Anthony (206-118kg-82, college: UNLV). He has played for the last two years at Detroit Pistons. In 19 games he averaged just 0.9ppg and 1.1rpg last season.
Anthony has never been drafted by the NBA. But in 2007 Dodge City Legend selected him in first round (9th overall) in the USBL draft.
He attended University of Nevada - Las Vegas and it is his tenth season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Anthony won NBA championship title for two years in a row (2012 and 2013). He received also Latinbasket.com All-FIBA Americas 3rd Team award back in 2009.
Anthony represented Canada at the World Championships in Turkey seven years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: 10.4ppg, 5.6rpg, 1.2spg, Blocks-5 (2.2bpg), FGP: 57.5%, FT: 40.0%.
Anthony has played previously professionally in other NBA teams (Boston Celtics and Miami Heat) and D-League (Iowa Energy).
He is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at the Spurs.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  

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 FT34.2 
 6. Cunningham, Jiang.33.3 
 7. Hudson, Liaoning H.33.2 
 8. Brown, Jilin NE T.32.6 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.29.9 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.28.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.7 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.7 
 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.12.4 
 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. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.2 
 4. Jeter, TianJin S.7.2 
 5. Warren, Zhejiang.6.7 
 6. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.3 
 7. Brown, Zhejiang CB6.1 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT6.0 
 9. Buycks, Fujian QB5.9 
 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.2.3 
 8. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.2 
 9. McCollum, North C.2.1 
 10. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.1 
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. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.1.9 
 6. Haddadi, Sichu.1.9 
 7. Sun, Beijing D.1.8 
 8. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.7 
 9. Yi, Guangdong ST1.6 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 


CBA Round 29: Top-ranked Shanghai Sharks win another game - by Eurobasket News

CBA top team - Shanghai Sharks (25-4) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Fujian (8-21) 119-93. Shanghai Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 26 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Shanghai Sharks forced 19 Fujian turnovers and outrebounded them 54-36 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shanghai Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) contributed with 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) answered with 24 points and 7 rebounds for Fujian. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shanghai Sharks have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-4 record. Fujian at the other side keeps the sixteenth position with 21 games lost. Shanghai Sharks are looking forward to face Sichuan BW (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (9-20) and North Control (6-22), which took place in Hangzhou. 15th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost at home to eighteenth ranked North Control 92-103. Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and Errick McCollum chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. North Control's coach XiDong Wang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Lorenzo Brown (196-90, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. North Control maintains eighteenth place with 6-22 record. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. North Control will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#17) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Hangzhou to the arena Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.
The game between third ranked Guandong Tigers (23-6) and 19th ranked Bayi Rockets (5-24) in Dongguan on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guandong Tigers outscored guests from Ningbo 107-70. Carlos Boozer nailed 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winning side. Guandong Tigers' coach Feng Du felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hao Fu came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds for Bayi Rockets in the defeat. Guandong Tigers maintains third place with 23-6 record having just two points less than leader Shanghai S. Bayi Rockets lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth position with 24 games lost. They share it with Guangzhou. Guandong Tigers will meet Shandong Bulls (#7) in the next round. Bayi Rockets will play against Leopards (#6) in Shenzhen and hope to secure a win.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: Xinjiang FT smashed Jilin NE T. on the road 135-113. Beijing D. destroyed Jiangsu TX on its own court 116-94. Sichuan BW unfortunately lost to Liaoning H. in Yingkou 85-96. Shenzhen L. managed to beat Qingdao E. at home 112-97. TianJin S. was crushed by Jiangsu D. on the opponent's court 108-88. Shandong FB smashed Guangzhou in a home game 122-100. Guangsha L. won against Shanxi Zh. on the road 131-125.

Jilin NE T. - Xinjiang FT 113-135

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Xinjiang Flying Tigers (24-5) crushed 14th ranked Jilin Tigers (12-17) in Changchun 135-113 on Friday. Xinjiang Flying Tigers made 16-of-18 free shots (88.9 percent) during the game. Xinjiang Flying Tigers outrebounded Jilin Tigers 52-31 including a 21-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American-Bulgarian point guard Darius Adams (188-89, college: Indianapolis, agency: Stealth Sport) nailed a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 11 assists for the winning side and international center Qi Zhou (217-96) accounted for 24 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). American swingman Jabari Brown (193-92, college: Missouri) came up with 40 points (!!!) and international guard Jinming Cui (193-92) added 20 points respectively for Jilin Tigers in the defeat. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige and four Jilin Tigers players scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Xinjiang Flying Tigers have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain second place with 24-5 record behind leader Shanghai S. Loser Jilin Tigers keep the fourteenth position with 17 games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tigers will meet Liaoning Hunters (#4) in the next round. Jilin Tigers will play against Qingdao Eagles (#11) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: B.Jabari 40+4reb+2ast, C.Jinming 20+4reb+3ast, Z.Biao 13+1ast, Z.Cheng 12+7reb+2ast, X.Jian 7+2reb, C.Lilong 6
Xinjiang FT: A.Darius 43+9reb+11ast, Z.Qi 24+12reb, B.Andray 20+8reb+3ast, L.Gen 18+5reb+2ast, K.Makan 13+1reb+1ast, Y.Changdong 10+7reb+2ast
gschID: 513988


Beijing D. - Jiangsu TX 116-94

Very expected game when 17th ranked Jiangsu TX (7-22) was smashed on the road by eighth ranked Beijing Ducks (16-13) 116-94 on Friday. Beijing Ducks made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. International guard Shuo Fang (188-90) nailed 31 points and 7 assists for the winning side and American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) accounted for 22 points and 14 rebounds. Five Beijing Ducks players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American power forward Ikechukwu Diogu (204-83, college: Arizona St.) came up with 29 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Jared Cunningham (193-91, college: Oregon St.) added 26 points respectively for Jiangsu TX in the defeat. 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. Beijing Ducks maintains eighth place with 16-13 record. Loser Jiangsu TX keeps the seventeenth position with 22 games lost. Beijing Ducks will meet at home Jiangsu Dragons (#9) in the next round. Jiangsu TX will play against North Control (#18) in Beijing and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu TX: D.Ikechukwu 29+9reb, C.Jared 26+4reb+3ast, A.Zaid 23+8reb, F.Xin 6+5reb+7ast, S.JianYe 3+2reb+1ast, Z.ZhengDong 3+4reb
Beijing D.: F.Shuo 31+1reb+7ast, J.Grant 22+14reb, J.Zhe 16+6reb+1ast, M.Stephon 15+2reb+6ast, Z.YanXi 13+8reb, Z.Qingpeng 8+2reb
gschID: 513989


Liaoning H. - Sichuan BW 96-85

Rather predictable result when fifth ranked Liaoning Hunters (22-7) won against 9th ranked Sichuan BW (15-14) in Yingkou 96-85 on Friday. Liaoning Hunters made 21-of-27 free shots (77.8 percent) during the game. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) nailed 34 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds for the winning side and the former international Ailun Guo (192-93) accounted for 20 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) came up with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international swingman Da Meng (196-82) added 17 points respectively for Sichuan BW in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Liaoning Hunters moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Guangsha L. Defending champion Sichuan BW keeps the ninth position with 14 games lost. They share it with Jiangsu D.. Liaoning Hunters will meet at home league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sichuan BW will play against the league's leader Shanghai Sharks (#1) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sichuan BW: M.Da 17+3reb+2ast, H.Hamed 14+17reb+5ast, W.Ruheng 13+4reb+5ast, Z.ChunJun 13, T.Chen 10+3reb, H.Rongqi 9+6reb+4ast
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 34+7reb+2ast, G.Ailun 20+3reb+7ast, R.Shavlik 15+13reb+1ast, H.Dejun 11+9reb, Z.JiWei 7+3reb+2ast, W.Meng 6+2reb+1ast
gschID: 513990


Zhejiang CB - North Control B. 92-103

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (9-20) and North Control (6-22), which took place in Hangzhou. 15th ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost at home to eighteenth ranked North Control 92-103. They made 16-of-20 charity shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners and American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) chipped in 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Four North Control players scored in double figures. North Control's coach XiDong Wang allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Lorenzo Brown (196-90, college: N.Carolina St.) responded with a double-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals and forward Yongpeng Zhang (208-90) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 blocks. North Control maintains eighteenth place with 6-22 record. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank at the other side keeps the fifteenth position with 20 games lost. North Control will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#17) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Hangzhou to the arena Zhejiang Guangsha Lions.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang CB: B.Lorenzo 43+13reb+4ast, W.Qian 14+3reb, Z.Yongpeng 14+14reb, Z.Dayu 7+2reb+1ast, L.Fengbo 5, Y.Lu 5+7reb+1ast
North Control B.: B.Esteban 24+13reb+7ast, Y.Chin-Min 22+3reb+2ast, M.Errick 20+6reb+5ast, H.Xining 15+3reb+1ast, Y.Liang 9+5reb, S.KangMing 6+3reb
gschID: 513991


Shanghai S. - Fujian QB 119-93

CBA top team - Shanghai Sharks (25-4) had no problems winning another game on Friday. This time they crushed sixteenth ranked Fujian (8-21) 119-93. Shanghai Sharks dominated down low during the game scoring 76 of its points in the paint compared to Fujian's 26 and made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. Shanghai Sharks forced 19 Fujian turnovers and outrebounded them 54-36 including a 39-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. Shanghai Sharks looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Fujian helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 16 rebounds. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) contributed with 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) answered with 24 points and 7 rebounds and forward Yichao Yi-Chao (195) added 17 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Fujian. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Shanghai Sharks have a solid series of four victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-4 record. Fujian at the other side keeps the sixteenth position with 21 games lost. Shanghai Sharks are looking forward to face Sichuan BW (#10) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Fujian will play against Shanxi Zhongyu (#13) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Fujian QB: B.Dwight 24+7reb+3ast, Z.TaiLong 23+3reb, Y.Yichao 17+7reb+4ast, P.Sun-Chun 6+5reb, C.Linjian 6+2reb+1ast, H.Lung-Mao 6+3reb
Shanghai S.: Y.Guerschon 33+16reb+3ast, F.Jimmer 26+6reb+3ast, L.Wei 12+4reb+2ast, Z.Yi 9+3reb+4ast, W.Quanxi 8+6reb+1ast, Z.ZhaoXu 8+3reb
gschID: 513992


Shenzhen L. - Qingdao E. 112-97

Not a big story in a game when 11th ranked Qingdao Eagles (13-15) lost to sixth ranked Leopards (19-10) in Shenzhen 97-112 on Wednesday. Leopards outrebounded Qingdao Eagles 52-39 including 37 on the defensive glass. Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 26 points and 17 rebounds for the winning side and American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) accounted for 13 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists. Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) came up with a double-double by scoring 34 points (!!!) and 11 rebounds and American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) added 23 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Qingdao Eagles in the defeat. Five Leopards and four Qingdao Eagles players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Leopards maintains sixth place with 19-10 record. Loser Qingdao Eagles keep the eleventh position with 15 games lost. Leopards will meet at home Bayi Rockets (#19) in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Qingdao Eagles will play against Jilin Tigers (#14) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: M.Loukas 34+11reb+2ast, J.Dominique 23+7reb+2ast, Z.Chengyu 15+3reb+3ast, X.Chenghao 10+6reb, Z.Zan 6+7reb, T.JiaFu 5+4reb
Shenzhen L.: L.Maciej 26+17reb+1ast, G.QuAn 21+4reb+1ast, M.Duo 20+2reb, P.Jeremy 13+6reb+12ast, D.Huaibo 12+8reb+1ast, Z.Kai 8+2reb
gschID: 513986


Jiangsu D. - TianJin S. 108-88

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (15-14) outplayed 12th ranked TianJin Steel (13-16) in Nanjing 108-88 on Wednesday. Jiangsu Dragons forced 19 TianJin Steel turnovers. American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-89, college: Providence) nailed 38 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals for the winning side and his fellow American import center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) accounted for 25 points and 14 rebounds. American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) came up with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-88) added 12 points and 14 rebounds respectively for TianJin Steel in the defeat. Four Jiangsu Dragons and five TianJin Steel players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Jiangsu Dragons have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Sichuan BW. Loser TianJin Steel keeps the twelfth position with 16 games lost. They share it with Shanxi Zh.. Jiangsu Dragons will meet higher ranked Beijing Ducks (#8) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. TianJin Steel will play against Guangzhou (#20) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
TianJin S.: J.Eugene 20+6reb+7ast, T.Jeremy 16+5reb, L.Rongpei 15+4reb+4ast, S.Sani 12+14reb, M.XiangLong 12+2reb, Z.Ji 8+4reb+1ast
Jiangsu D.: B.MarShon 38+7reb+5ast, M.Will 25+14reb, Y.Li 18+5reb+1ast, C.Lin 11+8reb, H.XueFeng 5+3reb+11ast, C.Lei 4+1reb
gschID: 513987


Shandong FB - Guangzhou 122-100

There was no surprise when 20th ranked Guangzhou (5-24) was outleveled by seventh ranked Shandong Bulls (17-12) in Jinan 122-100 on Wednesday. Shandong Bulls looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists. American point guard Justin Dentmon (183-85, college: Washington) nailed 30 points and 6 assists for the winning side and international forward Yanyuhang Ding (200-93) accounted for 19 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman D.J. Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) came up with a double-double by scoring 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists and international center Ziming Fan (211-98) added 14 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Guangzhou in the defeat. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Shandong Bulls maintains seventh place with 17-12 record. Loser Guangzhou stay dead last with 24 lost games. They share the position with Bayi R.. Shandong Bulls will meet at home higher ranked Guandong Tigers (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Guangzhou will play against TianJin Steel (#12) in Tianjin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Guangzhou: Z.Zhun 20+2reb, K.D.J. 17+11reb+6ast, N.Bahrami Mohammad Samad 16+4reb+3ast, F.Ziming 14+7reb+2ast, Z.Xuhang 14+5reb+2ast, Z.Zhao 7+2reb
Shandong FB: D.Justin 30+1reb+6ast, T.HanLin 21+6reb+1ast, D.Yanyuhang 19+6reb+6ast, W.Ke 13+7reb+3ast, S.Ran 12+1reb+6ast, L.JingYu 11
gschID: 513985


Guangdong ST - Bayi R. 107-70

The game between third ranked Guandong Tigers (23-6) and 19th ranked Bayi Rockets (5-24) in Dongguan on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Guandong Tigers outscored guests from Ningbo 107-70. Guandong Tigers dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Bayi Rockets' 38 and made 26-of-34 free shots (76.5 percent) during the game. American power forward Carlos Boozer (206-80, college: Duke) nailed 23 points and 9 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winning side and forward Rui Zhao (193-96) accounted for 16 points and 5 rebounds. Five Guandong Tigers players scored in double figures. Guandong Tigers' coach Feng Du felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Hao Fu (206-97) came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds and forward Liu Hang (203-93) added 18 points respectively for Bayi Rockets in the defeat. Guandong Tigers maintains third place with 23-6 record having just two points less than leader Shanghai S. Bayi Rockets lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth position with 24 games lost. They share it with Guangzhou. Guandong Tigers will meet Shandong Bulls (#7) in the next round. Bayi Rockets will play against Leopards (#6) in Shenzhen and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bayi R.: F.Hao 22+10reb, H.Liu 18+2reb+1ast, M.Lei 11+4reb+2ast, S.Azat 9+6reb+3ast, D.Lehei 4+1reb+1ast, L.Tian-he 3+4reb+4ast
Guangdong ST: B.Carlos 23+9reb, Y.Jianlian 17+3reb+1ast, Z.Rui 16+5reb+2ast, G.Shang 16+3reb+1ast, F.Tseng 13+3reb, S.Zhao 4+3reb
gschID: 513984


Shanxi Zh. - Guangsha L. 125-131

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (22-7) beat 13th ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (13-16) in Taiyuan 131-125 on Wednesday. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions made 38-of-40 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game, while Shanxi Zhongyu only scored fourteen points from the stripe. American players dominated the game. Point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) nailed a double-double by scoring 49 points (!!!), 14 assists and 6 steals (was perfect 17-for-17 from the free throw line !!!) for the winning side and power forward Elijah Holman (208-89, college: Detroit Mercy, agency: Pensack Sports) accounted for 20 points and 9 rebounds (was perfect 8-for-8 from the free throw line). Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: San Diego St.) came up with a triple-double by scoring 43 points (!!!), 12 rebounds, 14 assists and 4 steals and center Henry Sims (208-90, college: Georgetown) added 19 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Shanxi Zhongyu in the defeat. Four Zhejiang Guangsha Lions and five Shanxi Zhongyu players scored in double figures. Shanxi Zhongyu's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Liaoning H. Loser Shanxi Zhongyu dropped to the twelfth position with 16 games lost. They share it with TianJin S.. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Hangzhou Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: F.Jamaal 43+12reb+14ast, S.Henry 19+7reb+1ast, Y.PengFei 15+5reb, Y.Shuai 14+1reb, Z.LingXu 13+1reb+6ast, R.Junwei 8+5reb+1ast
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 49+4reb+14ast, H.Elijah 20+9reb, L.Cheng 15+3reb, H.Jinqiu 14+8reb+3ast, L.Jinglong 12+3reb, W.Zheng 8+5reb+1ast
gschID: 513983





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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: Gorica - Jolly JBS 92-109
Jan. 17: KK Split - Jolly JBS 85-74
Jan. 21: Vrij.Osijek - Zabok 84-78
Jan. 5: KK Split - Cibona 82-75
Jan. 21: GKK Sibenik - Alkar Sinj 78-70
Jan. 21: Skrljevo - KK Zagreb 74-55
Jan. 5: Kvarner 2010 - Gorica 73-77
Jan. 14: Zabok - KK Split 71-86
Jan. 10: KK Zagreb - Cibona 70-90
Jan. 21: KK Split - Cedevita 66-63
Jan. 13: Cedevita - Alkar Sinj 111-71
Jan. 18: Zadar - Kvarner 2010 101-64
Jan. 21: H.Analitica - Cibona


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb21.8 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 5. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.9 
 6. Marcinkovic, KK Za.17.7 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Prgomet, Gorica16.7 
 9. Novacic, Jolly JBS16.4 
 10. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek8.2 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.4 
 3. Mazalin, Zadar7.1 
 4. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.0 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 7. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 8. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.1 
 9. Rajic, H.Analitica6.0 
 10. Slavica, Cibona5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.6 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 9. Johnson, Cibona4.8 
 10. Kapusta, Zabok4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.0 
 5. Katic, Cedevita1.8 
 6. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 7. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 8. Sirko, KK Split1.8 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 5. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 
 10. Loncar, Cedevita0.7 


Split still hot, beat Cedevita 66-63 (Round 14) - by Zeljko Zule

Split-Cedevita 66-63: The game featured just one lead change that came after Split overcame a 23-30 hole to take a 36-30 edge midway through the second quarter and its defense held Cedevita scoreless for a 8:50 span. Cedevita opened the game with a 13-4. Split cut the deficit to 14-16 and they were down by 23-30 midway through the second quarter. At that points, Split went on a 13-0 run spanning halftime for a 36-30 lead and had their largest advantage at 61-49 with 2:11 remaining. The home team then lost four balls in a row and Cedevita cut the deficit to 59-61 with 49 seconds left. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) made a pair of free for Split, but the visitors once again cut the lead two. Split's Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) missed a 3-pointer on the next possession, but Domagoj Kanaet (197-SG-93) grabbed an offensive rebound and was fouled with 11 seconds to go. He missed the first second throw and made the second to make it 64-61. Split then fouled Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99) who hit both foul shots to make the score 63-64 with eight seconds left. Split broke Cedvita's full court press, Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) simply drove past his defender and dunked right at the buzzer to set the final scored, 66-63.
Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) came off the bench to tally a game-high 15 points for Split, Damir Rancic and Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) both scored 11 points and Goran Filipovic (180-PG-96) 10. Split outrebounded Cedevita 42-29, picking up 11 offensive rebounds. Cedevita was led by John Shurna (204-F-90, college: Northwestern) with 14 points and Toni Katic (188-PG-92) added 11.

Gorica-Jolly JBS 92-109: Jolly scored five consecutive points to turn a three point deficit a 7-5 lead and never looked back the rest of game. They used an 11-0 run to extend an advantage to 21-9 late in the first quarter. Gorica cut the deficit to 41-46, but Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho) sank back-to-back 3-pointers to give Jolly a double-digit lead and control of the game. Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho) finished with 22 points, Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90) and Ivan Novacic (201-F-85) had 17 points apiece, Jozo Brkic (211-F/C-86) posted 13 points, Nikola Dosen (190-G-91) 12 and Sime Spralja (205-C/F-83) 11. Jolly made 14 3-point attemptts and 30 assists. Ljubo Prgomet (194-G/F-84) came off the bench for 24 points on shooting 7-of-11 behind the 3-point line for Gorica, Trey McDonald (203-C-93, college: Ohio St.) added 20 points, Marko Petrovic (192-G-91, college: USF) 16 and Ante Masic (200-F-85) 12.

GKK Sibenik-Alkar 78-70: Alkar erased a 20-point deficit and even took the lead 63-62 with eight minutes left, but in the Sibenik prevailed. Sibenik used a 22-5 run to turn one ponint deficit into a 32-16 lead and had their largest advantage at 42-22 midway through the second quarter. At that point, Alkar went on a 10-0 run and tied the game at 52. The visitors grabbed a lead at 56-55 and then at 63-62 with eight minutes left. A 3-pointer by Alkar's Nikola Gaurina (197-F-83, agency: Interperformances) tied the game at 66-66. SIbenik responded with six straigt points to ignite a decisive 12-2 run for a 78-68 lead with less than two minutes left.
Ivan Siriscevic (198-G/F-87) scored 22 points, Roko Badzim (197-G-97, agency: XL Basketball Agency) added 11 points and Miralem Halilovic (205-F-91) grabbed 10 rebounds. Sibenik made 10 3-pointers, while Alkar shot just 3-of-20 behind the arc. Nikola Gaurina (197-F-83) collected 17 points and 11 rebounds, Josip Boban (190-G-95) scored 13 points, Domagoj Vrkic (204-PF-97) and Hrvoje Vucic (212-C-91, college: Walsh) both added 10 points.

Skrljevo-Zagreb 74-55: Skrljevo took control of the game behind an 11-2 run for a 19-10 lead and later went on a 9-0 run to extend their advantage to 37-21 late in the second quarter. Skrljevo's bench players outscored Zagreb's 33-10. Jasmin Perkovic scored 13 points, Brian Williams 12, Nicholas Cook and Davor Konjevic both added 10 points. Zagreb made just one of its 18 3-point attempts and shot 8-of-18 from the free throw line. Pavle Marcinkovic scored 19 points and Luka Bozic 16.

Vrijednosnice Osijek-Zabok 84-78: Osijek took their first lead of the game with only 2:38 to play in the game (74-72), erasing a 10-point third quarter deficit. Zabok tied at 74 and then Jalen Robinson scored four straight points and Jakov Mustapic made a jumper that gave Osijek an 80-74 advantage going into the final minute. Zabok cut the deficit to 78-82 and then fouled Jalen Robinson. He made both free throws to set the final score with 11 seconds left. Jakov Mustapic scored 23 points, Luka Katura 15, Jalen Robinson added 14 points and was a rebound shy of a double-double, Aljosa Sarac has 13 points and Domagoj Vukovic 12. Zabok was led Imran Polutak with 16 points, Marin Zrnic and Nick Tomsick both added 15 points.



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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 19-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 16-4 
 3. BK Decin 14-7 
 4. BK Kolin 11-9 
 5. BK Opava 11-9 
 6. USK Praha 10-10 
 7. Usti n/Labem 9-11 
 8. Prostejov 8-12 
 9. J.Hradec 7-13 
 10. MMCITE Brno 5-14 
 11. Svitavy 5-15 
 12. NH Ostrava 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 21: BK Opava - Prostejov 91-72
Jan. 21: J.Hradec - Usti n/Labem 88-84
Jan. 21: CEZ Nymburk - Svitavy 81-69
Jan. 21: BK Decin - BK Kolin 80-71
Jan. 21: USK Praha - BK Pardubice 74-62
Jan. 21: MMCITE Brno - NH Ostrava


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.9 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Bakic, BK Kolin17.8 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.5 
 6. Painter, NH Ostrava15.7 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.15.7 
 8. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.7 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin15.0 
 10. Brooks, J.Hradec14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.9 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.6 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Skinner, BK Kolin6.8 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 7. Pomikalek, BK De.6.6 
 8. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 9. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.2 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Sotnar, Usti n.4.9 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.7 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.5 
 9. Lipkins, J.Hradec4.3 
 10. Guercy, NH Ostrava4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.3.2 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.4 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.9 
 6. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.8 
 9. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 10. Tomanec, MMCITE B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Simpson, CEZ N.1.3 
 6. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 7. Ware, MMCITE B.1.2 
 8. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.2 
 9. Jacobs, Prostejov1.0 
 10. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 


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 B24.5 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK24.3 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.7 
 5. Peterka, Nymburk B22.3 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek21.3 
 7. Streba, USK P.19.0 
 8. Nehoda, Zlin18.6 
 9. Sebela, Sokol S.18.6 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.7 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK11.1 
 3. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.8 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.9 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.5 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.4 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.9 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.7 
 10. Novak, Vysocina8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.0 
 2. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 3. Petric, Pardubice5.0 
 4. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 5. Jancik, Havirov4.8 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.5 
 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, Zlin2.9 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 6. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 7. Novak, Vysocina2.2 
 8. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 9. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 10. Kroutil, Slavoj L.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.8 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.6 
 5. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Szabo, Prostejov B1.0 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 



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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 15-2 
 2. Bakken 13-2 
 3. Svendborg 10-8 
 4. Naestved 9-8 
 5. Horsholm 8-10 
 6. Randers 8-11 
 7. SISU 7-12 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 21: Bakken - Horsholm 102-64
Jan. 24: Horsens IC - SISU
Jan. 24: Randers - Naestved


Standings - 1st Division

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 20: EBAA - Virum 78-76
Jan. 21: SBBC 2015 - Virum 75-62
Jan. 21: Aalborg - Amager BK 63-78
Jan. 22: Birkerod - Koge BK
Jan. 22: BMI Bloodhounds - Wolfpack/BMS


Danish Ligaen round 19 best performance: Charles Burgess - by Eurobasket News

American-Belizean Point guard Charles Burgess (186-PG-84) had a great game in the last round for Randers, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 32-year old player was the main contributor (38 points, six rebounds and eight assists) to as his team Randers maintains the 6th position in Danish Ligaen. Randers is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 11th lost game this season out of 19 games. In the team's last game Burgess had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range and got four three-pointers out of 8 attempts. It's his second year at Randers and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Texas Tech University star has very solid stats this year. Burgess is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.3ppg) and averages impressive 42.1% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old American Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92) of SISU. Dranginis had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds. Of course SISU cruised to a 99-90 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Randers (#6, 8-11). SISU's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-12 record. Dranginis is a newcomer at SISU, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another SISU's star - American forward Tanner McGrew (203-F-93, agency: Duran International). McGrew showcased his all-around game by recording 17 points, twelve rebounds (!!!) and ten assists (!!!) in the last round. He was another key player of SISU, helping his team with a 99-90 win against slightly higher-ranked Randers (#6, 8-11). The chances of SISU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 12 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, McGrew could try to bring SISU's a little bit higher in the standings. McGrew has individually a great season in Denmark. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.1ppg (7th best) and rebounds with 10.8rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Davie Champagnie (206-F/C-90) of Stevnsgade - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jyles Smith (209-PF-92) of Horsholm - 21 points and 11 rebounds
6. Anders Haas (185-G-92) of SISU - 26 points and 6 assists
7. Earnest Ross (196-G-91) of Naestved - 23 points and 8 rebounds
8. Myles Mack (175-PG-93) of Horsens IC - 25 points and 2 assists
9. Kristjan Kitsing (205-F-90) of Bakken - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Asbjorn Midtgaard (210-C/F-97) of Horsholm - 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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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 64

Jan. 21: Texas L. - Santa Cruz W. 97-113
Jan. 21: Grand Rapids D. - Long Island N. 122-117
Jan. 21: Sioux Falls S. - Los Angeles D. 118-113
Jan. 21: Rio Grande VV - Iowa E. 108-118
Jan. 21: Ft.Wayne MA - Maine RC 107-112
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.25.9 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.24.7 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.4 
 8. Patterson, Reno B.22.3 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.3 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.11.0 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 6. Long, Delaware.10.4 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Zimmerman, Erie B.9.8 
 9. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 10. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Magette, Los A.9.9 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.8 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.2 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
 10. Pressey, Santa C.6.2 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.1 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. Harris, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 6. Fells, Texas L.2.3 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Cousins, Reno B.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. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 6. Foster, Los A.2.1 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Williams, Iowa E.2.0 
 10. Brown, Windy C.1.9 


Pressey, Clifford pace Warriors in win - by Eurobasket News

Phil Pressey (5'11''-PG-91, college: Missouri) and Dennis Clifford (7'1''-C-92, college: Boston Coll.) each provided double-double efforts and the Santa Cruz Warriors started the second half of their season with a win, defeating the Texas Legends 113-97 on Saturday morning at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Pressey recorded 16 points and a season-high 14 assists, while Clifford added 17 points and 10 rebounds, as the Warriors earned a victory in their second and final game of the D-League Showcase. Santa Cruz lost to Oklahoma City on Thursday, 95-86, in its first game in Canada. Like Thursday's tilt, the Warriors on Saturday grabbed the lead in the third quarter. But instead of going cold down the stretch like in its first game, Santa Cruz carried over its momentum into the final 12 minutes. The Warriors (14-12) closed the third on an 18-9 run, then pushed through to the end behind the play of Clifford, who recorded 14 points of his team-high scoring output in the final stanza. Texas (12-11) never managed to cut the fourth-quarter deficit to less than seven points. Seven Warriors finished in double figures, including all five starters, while Terrence Drisdom (6'5''-G-92, college: Cal Poly Pomona) came off the bench to record a season-high 13 points to go along with eight rebounds, three assists and two steals in 21 minutes. His play off the bench in the second quarter helped spark an 11-0 run for the Warriors, who took a 12-point lead. Texas managed to close the quarter on an 11-0 run, however, and trailed Santa Cruz 48-47 at halftime. The Legends continued their strong play into the second half, too, opening up a 51-48 lead following a pair of buckets by Manny Harris (6'5''-F/G-89, college: Michigan) and prompting Warriors coach Casey Hill to call timeout. Santa Cruz responded with a 12-0 run, including three 3-pointers by Scott Wood, and never trailed again. The Warriors compiled 65 second-half points, outscoring the Legends 30-19 in the third quarter alone. Wood tied Clifford and finished with 17 points, making 5 of 10 from behind the arc. Santa Cruz made 11 triples in all and shot 48 percent (44 of 92) from the field. James Southerland (6'8''-F-90, college: Syracuse) had three 3's and finished with 14 points and seven rebounds, while LaDontae Henton (6'6''-F-92, college: Providence) had 15 points. Cameron Jones came off the bench and contributed 12 points in 18 minutes. Harris had 19 points, eight assists and six rebounds for the Legends, while C.J. Williams provided a game-high 32 points on 11-of-16 shooting. A.J. Hammons, on assignment from the Dallas Mavericks, finished with six points and 11 rebounds.
Courtesy of: santacruzsentinel.com



Red Claws Put the Squeeze on Mad Ants, Finish Showcase 2-0 - by Eurobasket News

Jalen Jones (6'7''-G/F-93, college: Texas A&M) notched a game-high 29 points, while Abdel Nader had 23 points, six rebounds and six assists as the Maine Red Claws (18-9) defeated the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (15-9), 112-107, on Day Four of the 2017 NBA Development League Showcase. Fort Wayne's Travis Leslie (6'4''-G-90, college: Georgia, agency: Three Eye Sports), who had 15 points in relief, hit a three-pointer with just under two minutes remaining to trim the Maine lead to four points, but key defensive stands and made free throws in the last minute propelled the Red Claws to their 18th win of the season. Marcus Georges-Hunt (6'5''-F-94, college: Georgia Tech) netted 17 points and Cameron Ayers (6'5''-G-91, college: Bucknell) came off the bench to score 13 points for Maine, which won its third straight game. In the loss, Stephan Hicks (6'6''-G-92, college: CS Northridge) scored a team-best 25 points and hauled in seven rebounds. Fellow teammate Alex Poythress (6'8''-F-93, college: Kentucky) posted a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. After a seven-point deficit early in the first quarter, the Red Claws outscored the Mad Ants by 12 to lead by five heading into the second quarter, 33-28. Maine connected of six three-pointers in the first period while limiting Fort Wayne to 16.7 percent beyond the arc. The Red Claws continued their hot play in the second quarter by extending their lead to as many as 13 points before the Mad Ants cut their deficit to single digits at the half, 66-57. Jones led all scorers after two quarters with 18 points and Nader added 17 first-half points for Maine, which shot 12-of-21 (57.1 percent) from three-point territory in the first half. Hicks led the Mad Ants with 17 points in the first half on 6-of-9 shooting. Fort Wayne made its presence known in the paint, outscoring Maine 26-10 in the first half. Fort Wayne opened the second half with a 15-6 run to knot the game at 72-72 with 6:32 remaining in the third quarter. The Mad Ants and Red Claws traded buckets in a quarter that featured four ties and two lead changes. Maine held the advantage after three, 88-83.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



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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 4-9 
 8. TLU/Kalev 3-10 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 20: TU/Rock - Parnu 88-69
Jan. 21: Noorteliiga - Tarvas 75-107
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. Baker, Tarvas20.5 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.20.1 
 4. Strupovics, Valga18.8 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU18.8 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Olmre, TTU17.4 
 8. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.15.4 
 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. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.7 
 8. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.7.6 
 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. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.5 
 5. Kabin, Parnu4.5 
 6. Post, Tarvas4.2 
 7. Sokk, TU/Rock4.2 
 8. Thomas, TU/Rock4.1 
 9. Jones, TL.4.0 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.2 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 4. Kaldre, Rapla1.8 
 5. Sutt, Parnu1.8 
 6. Olmre, TTU1.8 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Kanbergs, Valga1.5 
 9. Kajupank, Rapla1.5 
 10. Jones, TL.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.4 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 3. Bubalo, Parnu1.3 
 4. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 5. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 6. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 7. Saks, TL.0.8 
 8. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 10. Raadik, TTU0.7 



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  EUROCUP  


Randle comes back to Hapoel Jerusalem - by Eurobasket News

Hapoel Jerusalem (Winner League) inked 32-year old American forward Brian Randle (203-85). It is actually his comeback to Hapoel Jerusalem as he has played here before. Randle has played for the last three years at Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv in the Winner League. He managed to play in three leagues last year (!!!). In 17 Winner League games he recorded 8.6ppg, 4.7rpg, 1.6apg, 1.2spg and 1.2bpg. Randle helped them to win the cup and make to league semifinals. He also played 8 games in Euroleague where he averaged 8.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.0apg. And finally Randle contributed to 4 games in Eurocup where he had 6.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg.
Among other achievements Randle received Eurobasket.com All-Euroleague Honorable Mention award in 2015.
He has played previously professionally also in Germany (ALBA Berlin) and Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Tel-Aviv and Maccabi Haifa).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  


Nando De Colo claims Euroleague weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

French Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader CSKA and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 29-year old shooting guard had the game-high 26 points adding four rebounds and five assists for CSKA in his team's victory, helping them to crush Brose Bask. (#12, 7-11) with 21-point margin 85-64. It allowed CSKA to consolidate first place in the Euroleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. CSKA has a very solid 14-4 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game De Colo had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at CSKA, through which he has constantly improved. De Colo has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 19.9ppg) and averages solid 53.7% FGP and 46.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American point guard Mike James (185-PG-90) of Panathinaikos. James impressed basketball fans with 25 points and 2 assists. Bad luck as Panathinaikos lost that game 63-84 to slightly higher-ranked Fenerbahce (#5, 11-7). This loss caused Panathinaikos to drop to 6th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. James is a newcomer at Panathinaikos and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was Brazilian Vitor Faverani (212-C-88) of FC Barcelona (#9). Faverani scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of FC Barcelona, leading his team to a 89-78 win against Anadolu Efes (8-10). The chances of FC Barcelona ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Faverani could help FC Barcelona to bring them higher in the standings. The season just started for Faverani as he played only first game. But it already looks like he can be team's leader.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87) of Unics - 13 points and 8 rebounds
5. Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85) of Real Madrid - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88) of Maccabi T-A - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Sinan Guler (192-SG-83) of Galatasaray - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) of EA7 Armani - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Nicolo Melli (205-PF-91) of Brose Bask. - 15 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-4 
 2. Salon Vilpas 17-6 
 3. Kauhajoki 13-10 
 4. Kataja Basket 12-6 
 5. Lapua 12-10 
 6. Kouvot 8-12 
 7. Pyrinto 8-14 
 8. KTP Basket 8-14 
 9. BC Nokia 8-15 
 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. 21: BC Nokia - Kauhajoki 83-93
Jan. 20: Lapua - Salon Vilpas 100-87
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. Morris, Lapua18.0 
 5. Brown, Kataja B.18.0 
 6. Wesley, Kataja B.17.5 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto17.4 
 8. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.1 
 9. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.5 
 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. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 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. Barrett, BC Nokia2.0 
 3. Mullings, Kataja B.1.9 
 4. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 5. Minard, Pyrinto1.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Holloway, Korihait1.6 
 9. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 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. McAlister, Korihait0.9 
 7. Walker, KTP Basket0.9 
 8. Coleman, Salon Vilpas0.8 
 9. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 
 10. Hurt, Lapua0.7 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 13-4 
 2. Espoo United 12-4 
 3. Oulun NMKY 9-7 
 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. 21: Oulun NMKY - Espoo United 62-85
Jan. 19: FoKoPo - HBA-Marsky 101-89
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.11.1 
 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. Salonen, Porvoon .6.1 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.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. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 8. Harris, Ura Basket1.3 
 9. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 10. Fields, Lahti1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. Monaco 14-2 
 2. Chalon 13-4 
 3. Pau-Lacq-Orthez 12-5 
 4. Nanterre 11-6 
 5. ASVEL 10-7 
 6. Gravelines 10-7 
 7. Le Mans 9-8 
 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 6-11 
 15. Antibes 6-11 
 16. Orleans 6-11 
 17. Dijon 5-12 
 18. Nancy 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 21: Chalon - Dijon 95-83
Jan. 21: Nanterre - Cholet 86-57
Jan. 21: Le Mans - Gravelines 71-81
Jan. 20: Hyeres-Toulon - Paris-Levallois 70-65
Jan. 21: Nancy - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 69-78
Jan. 20: Le Portel - Antibes 67-75
Jan. 21: Orleans - ASVEL 52-69
Jan. 22: Limoges - Monaco
Jan. 23: Strasbourg - Chalons-Reims


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.2 
 2. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.2 
 3. Clark, Chalon17.1 
 4. Smith, Chalons-Reims16.1 
 5. Prepelic, Limoges15.9 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 7. Roberson, Chalon15.8 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.6 
 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, Chalon8.6 
 3. Hunt, Nancy8.0 
 4. Yeguete, Le Mans7.9 
 5. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.6 
 6. Blue, Antibes7.4 
 7. Donaldson, Le Po.7.4 
 8. Hassell, Le Portel7.1 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.8 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.5 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.4 
 4. Holston, Dijon5.9 
 5. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 6. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 8. Eito, Orleans5.0 
 9. Bost, Monaco4.9 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Eito, Orleans2.3 
 3. Wood, Limoges2.1 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.9 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 7. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.6 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans1.6 
 9. Rodriguez, Cholet1.4 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Uter, AS.1.3 
 3. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.1 
 6. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 7. Jeanne, Nancy1.0 
 8. Hunt, Nancy1.0 
 9. Jaiteh, Strasbourg1.0 
 10. Cain, Chalons-Reims0.9 


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 8-7 
 9. Blois 7-8 
 10. Boulazac 7-8 
 11. Roanne 6-9 
 12. Maurienne 6-9 
 13. Poitiers 6-9 
 14. St Quentin 6-9 
 15. Evreux 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. 21: Vichy Clermont - Evreux 91-77
Jan. 20: Nantes - Roanne 84-71
Jan. 20: Provence Basket - Poitiers 81-63
Jan. 20: St Quentin - Charleville 80-85
Jan. 21: Boulazac - Maurienne 80-69
Jan. 20: St Chamond - Rouen 76-84
Jan. 20: Bourg - Boulogne 67-65
Jan. 20: Denain - Le Havre 56-54


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Williams, Boulazac20.4 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.18.7 
 3. Jones, Lille18.1 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.2 
 5. Ware, Vichy C.17.0 
 6. Burton, Roanne16.8 
 7. Bigote, Nantes16.3 
 8. Obasohan, Provence.16.1 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.9 
 10. Henry, Evreux15.5 
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, Boulazac8.0 
 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: 6.5
 1. Rigaux, Maurienne6.5 
 2. Ware, Vichy C.6.5 
 3. Duren, Boulogne6.4 
 4. Hermannsson, Charlevi.6.4 
 5. Turner, Blois6.1 
 6. King, Le Havre6.1 
 7. Sim, Bourg5.6 
 8. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.6 
 9. Henry, Evreux5.5 
 10. Pellin, Boulazac5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Corin HENRY
  Evreux
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Henry, Evreux2.2 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne2.2 
 3. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 4. Burton, Roanne2.1 
 5. Williams, Boulazac1.9 
 6. Denave, Vichy C.1.9 
 7. Fouse, Charleville1.9 
 8. Moendadze, Boulo.1.8 
 9. Mitchell, Nantes1.8 
 10. Turner, Blois1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Williams, Boulazac1.3 
 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. Quimper 14-5 
 2. Souffel 14-5 
 3. RAC Basket 13-6 
 4. Caen 13-6 
 5. GET Vosges 12-7 
 6. Orchies 11-8 
 7. St Vallier 11-8 
 8. Chartres 10-9 
 9. Lourdes 10-9 
 10. Rennes 9-10 
 11. ALS Basket 9-11 
 12. Angers BC 8-11 
 13. Vitre 8-11 
 14. SAP Vaucluse 8-12 
 15. Gries/Oberhoffen 7-11 
 16. Lorient 7-12 
 17. Challans 7-12 
 18. CFBB 0-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: Gries/Oberhoffen - Lourdes 93-60
Jan. 21: SAP Vaucluse - Angers BC 89-69
Jan. 21: Orchies - Challans 83-74
Jan. 20: Caen - Souffel 77-73
Jan. 18: ALS Basket - SAP Vaucluse 76-83
Jan. 21: St Vallier - Vitre 73-51
Jan. 21: Chartres - ALS Basket 68-70
Jan. 20: CFBB - GET Vosges 59-89
Jan. 21: Lorient - Quimper 44-45
Jan. 21: Rennes - RAC Basket 106-108


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.2
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.2 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.3 
 3. Brooks, ALS Basket16.9 
 4. Mitchell, Chartres16.9 
 5. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 6. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 8. Newson, Lorient15.8 
 9. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.8 
 10. Monteiro, Caen15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.6 
 2. Staniulis, Souffel9.3 
 3. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.2 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.2 
 5. Nwaukoni, Angers B.7.8 
 6. Craion, Lorient7.6 
 7. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.3 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
 10. Anderson, RAC B.7.3 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes6.9 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.8 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.8 
 4. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.7 
 5. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 7. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 8. Suhard, Angers BC4.9 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.7 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 3. Cornely, Caen2.4 
 4. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Correia, Souffel1.7 
 8. Monteiro, Caen1.7 
 9. Gourari, RAC Basket1.6 
 10. Newson, Lorient1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 
 5. Monteiro, Caen0.9 
 6. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 7. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 8. Davis, Rennes0.9 
 9. Cox, Challans0.8 
 10. Staniulis, Souffel0.8 


Vichy Clermont tabs Remi Barry - by Eurobasket News

Jean D'Arc Vichy Clermont Metropole (ProB) inked 26-year old French forward Remi Barry (203-102kg-91, college: New Mexico State). He started the season at Ehime Orange Vikings in Japanese B League D2. In 8 games he averaged 10.5ppg and 4.5rpg this season. The last season Barry played at STB Le Havre (ProA) where in 32 games he had 3.5ppg and 1.8rpg. He also played 12 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.9rpg.
Among other achievements Barry's college team won WAC Tournament for four years in a row (between 2012 and 2015). He received also All-WAC 2nd Team award in 2015.
Barry graduated from New Mexico State in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @Yann_3Threat)

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  FYR MACEDONIA  

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Feni Industries 8-1 
 2. Rabotnicki 7-1 
 3. Kumanovo 6-3 
 4. Kozuv 5-4 
 5. Pelister Bitola 4-5 
 6. Strumica 3-5 
 7. Ohrid AV 2-7 
 8. Vardar 0-9 
Play in international cups:
 1. Karpos Sokoli
 2. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 9

Jan. 21: Kozuv - Kumanovo 80-69
Jan. 21: Pelister Bitola - Vardar 69-57
Jan. 21: Ohrid AV - Feni Industries 62-83
Jan. 25: Rabotnicki - Strumica


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv19.4 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.6 
 3. Ceskovic, Feni I.17.4 
 4. Mijovic, Kozuv16.2 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.15.9 
 6. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 7. Vasilic, Ohrid AV14.1 
 8. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.14.1 
 9. Besovic, Strumica14.0 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni I.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv12.3 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.2 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.3 
 4. Zekjiri, Vardar6.9 
 5. Golubovic, Pelister.6.8 
 6. Djekic, Feni I.6.6 
 7. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 8. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.3 
 9. Besovic, Strumica6.1 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.9 
 2. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 3. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.2 
 4. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.2 
 5. McNeaill, Kozuv4.1 
 6. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.0 
 7. Magdevski, Feni I.3.9 
 8. Bogoev, Strumica3.8 
 9. Hall, Kozuv3.7 
 10. Hawkins, Pelister.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Ohrid A.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 2. Jokic, Strumica1.3 
 3. Magdevski, Feni I.1.3 
 4. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 5. Robev, Vardar1.2 
 6. McNeaill, Kozuv1.1 
 7. Karadzovski, Kuman.1.1 
 8. Hall, Kozuv1.1 
 9. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.1 
 10. Markovski, Feni I.1.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Bojan KRSTEVSKI
  Kozuv
  (206-F/C-89)
  Avg: 1
 1. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 2. Misanovic, Rabotnicki0.8 
 3. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 4. Zekjiri, Vardar0.7 
 5. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.7 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo0.7 
 7. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.7 
 8. Mijovic, Kozuv0.6 
 9. Djekic, Feni I.0.6 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnicki0.5 


Vardar signs Deji Adekunle, ex Plymouth R. - by Eurobasket News

Vardar Skopje (Prva Liga) signed British power forward Deji Adekunle (209-104kg, college: Kaiser). He started the season at Plymouth University Raiders in British BBL league. In 7 games he had just 2.6ppg and 2.6rpg this season.
Adekunle's team won TSC Regular Season in 2016.
He graduated from Kaiser University in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 17-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 16-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 14-3 
 4. Bayreuth 13-4 
 5. ALBA 12-5 
 6. EWE Baskets 10-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 9-8 
 8. Ludwigsburg 8-9 
 9. Giessen 46ers 8-9 
 10. Goettingen 7-10 
 11. Fraport SKY 7-11 
 12. Jena 7-11 
 13. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 14. Wuerzburg 5-12 
 15. Braunschweig 4-13 
 16. Walter Tigers 3-15 
 17. Vechta 1-16 
Folded
 1. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: EWE Baskets - Fraport SKY 71-64
Jan. 21: Walter Tigers - Jena 68-76
Jan. 21: Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm
Jan. 22: B.Muenchen - Goettingen
Jan. 22: Telekom Bsk - Wuerzburg
Jan. 22: Giessen 46ers - Vechta


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 17-2 
 2. Crailsheim 14-4 
 3. Kirchheim 14-5 
 4. Chemnitz 13-5 
 5. Heidelberg 11-7 
 6. Hanau 11-7 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-8 
 8. Trier 10-8 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 9-10 
 10. Hamburg 8-11 
 11. Nuernberg 7-11 
 12. Uni Baskets 7-11 
 13. Baunach 5-13 
 14. Ehingen 5-14 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-14 
 16. Dresden 2-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 21: Hamburg - Baunach 91-80
Jan. 21: Kirchheim - Dresden 88-70
Jan. 21: MBC - ETB Wohnbau 84-77
Jan. 21: Hanau - Ehingen 78-73
Jan. 21: Chemnitz - Koeln Rh.Stars 75-67
Jan. 17: Dresden - Nuernberg 67-96
Jan. 22: Nuernberg - Uni Baskets
Jan. 22: Heidelberg - Trier
Jan. 24: Oettinger R. - Crailsheim


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alexander, ETB W.19.6 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau18.6 
 3. Williams, Kirchheim18.4 
 4. Kerusch, MBC18.1 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg17.7 
 6. Nikolic, Baunach17.4 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC15.8 
 9. Moore, Ehingen15.6 
 10. Spearman, Trier15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.2 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.6 
 4. Thompson, ETB W.8.2 
 5. Wolf, Hamburg7.5 
 6. Jahn, Ehingen7.5 
 7. Sturner, Dresden7.3 
 8. Lawson, Chemnitz6.9 
 9. Nicholas, Trier6.8 
 10. Wild, Hanau6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.6 
 2. Love, Kirchheim5.9 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.8 
 4. Carter, Chemnitz5.7 
 5. Zazai, MBC5.6 
 6. Schmitz, Trier5.5 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg5.5 
 8. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 10. Williams, Koeln R.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin TIGGS
  Crailsheim
  (196-G/F-84)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.8 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.7 
 3. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 4. Love, Kirchheim2.6 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.1 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.8 
 9. Robertson, Koeln R.1.8 
 10. Eversley, Koeln R.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. King, Koeln R.1.7 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 5. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 6. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 7. Fraser, Ehingen1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.2 
 10. Keppeler, Baunach1.1 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 11-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 3. Iserlohn 10-5 
 4. Oldenburg 10-5 
 5. Bochum 9-6 
 6. Schalke 8-8 
 7. Rist Wedel 7-8 
 8. Itzehoe 7-8 
 9. Rostock 7-9 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-10 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-13 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-3 
 2. Bayer Giants 11-5 
 3. Weissenhorn 10-5 
 4. Elchingen 9-5 
 5. FC Bayern II 9-6 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 8-6 
 7. Dragons 7-9 
 8. Wuerzburg 6-9 
 9. Licher Baeren 6-10 
 10. Fraport SKY II 5-9 
 11. Leipzig 4-11 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 21: Schalke - Bernau 90-84
Jan. 21: Art.Dragons - Recklinghausen 89-80
Jan. 21: Wolfenbuettel - Rostock 81-80
Jan. 22: Bochum - Rist Wedel
Jan. 22: Stahnsdorf - Itzehoe
Jan. 22: Oldenburg - Iserlohn

South

Jan. 21: Noerdlingen - Licher Baeren 84-85
Jan. 21: Karlsruhe PS - Dragons 80-72
Jan. 21: FC Bayern II - Bayer Giants 71-75
Jan. 22: Leipzig - Karlsruhe BG
Jan. 22: Weissenhorn - Fraport SKY II
Jan. 22: Wuerzburg - Elchingen


Rocky Trice Returns Back To The MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Roderick Trice (185-SG-84, college: S.Carolina) or simply Rocky as he is known to the basketball world has left a medium stomping ground Poland and returned to an even bigger stomping ground Germany coming back to the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg. Trice is a 32 year old 185cm shooting guard from Swainsboro, Georgia playing his 10th professional season having played three in Poland and now playing his seventh in Germany. Trice who can still get up over the rim with the best of them started this season with MKS Dabrowa Gornicza (Poland-TBL) where he saw action in only three games averaging 7,7ppg, 1,0rpg and 2,7apg. Last season he played with the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL) playing 29 games: 11.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.6apg, Steals-5 (1.6spg), FGP: 56.0%, 3PT: 32.6%, FT: 79.3%; Eurocup: 15 games: 8.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 2.7apg, Steals-2 (2.2spg), FGP: 47.4%, 3PT: 20.0%, FT: 84.0%

Trice started his basketball career with S.Carolina (NCAA) and as a senior played 37 games: 6.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.6apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51%, 3PT: 37.3%, FT: 73.3%. He started He started his professional basketball career in 2007 with the Cuxhaven BasCats (Germany-ProA) playing 26 games: 14.9ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.3apg, Steals-1 (2.9spg), 1.0bpg, 2FGP: 61.3%, 3FGP: 34.4%, FT: 84.7%. In the 2008-2011 season he moved to the MEG Goettingen (Germany-1.Bundesliga) playing 34 games: 11.7ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5apg, Steals-1 (2.6spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 26.7%, FT: 69.6%. He then played with ratiopharm Ulm from 2009-2012 playing a total of 85 games. His most productive season stat wise was his first where he played 33 games averaging 12.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.2apg, Steals-1 (2.4spg), FGP: 49.0%, 3PT: 28.4%, FT: 75.0%. He then got furtehr experience in Poland where he played two years for Energa Czarni Slupsk (Poland-TBL) where his most productive was his second season where he played 34 games: 12.7ppg, 4.9rpg, 2.0apg, 1.6spg, FGP: 49.3%, 3PT: 40.2%, FT: 70.0%. Two seasons ago he played for WKS Slask Wroclaw (Poland-TBL) playing 32 games: 13.0ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.4apg, Steals-5 (1.9spg), FGP: 56.5%, 3PT: 34.4%, FT: 80.4%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been NIT Winner -05, 06, SEC Tournament Finalist -06, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Player of the Year -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Guard of the Year -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Import Player of the Year -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Defensive Player of the Year -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A 1st Team -08
Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Imports Team -08, Eurobasket.com All-German 2.Bundesliga Pro A All-Defensive Team -08, German 2.Bundesliga Pro A Regular Season Runner-Up -08, Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention -09, 10, 11, 16, Eurobasket.com German Bundesliga All-Defensive Team -09, 10, German Bundesliga Cup Semifinals -12, Polish League All-Star Game -14, Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Honorable Mention -14, 15, Polish Supercup Finalist -15, and Eurobasket.com Polish League All-Imports Team -15.

Source:MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg



Alex Foster (RheinStars) We Dug Ourselves A Deep Hole But Are Climbing Out - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Alex Foster (202-F-92, college: Emory) is a 24 year old 203cm forward that grew up in Portland, Oregon and also has the German citizenship and is playing his second professional season with the RheinStars (Germany-ProA). Last season as a rookie with the RheinStars he played 29 games averaging 9.6ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 41.3%, 3PT: 33.5%, FT: 78.4%He played at Emory (NCAA3) from 2011-2015 playing a total of 108 NCAA3 games and as a senior played 20.1ppg, 7.9rpg, 1.0apg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 39.9%, FT: 79.8%. He was able to improve his scoring and rebounding average each season. He spoke to Eurobasket about basketball.

Thanks Alex for talking to eurobasket.com. How did you get into 2017 and did you have any new years resolutions or are you more a guy that doesn't believe in that hype?

I brought in the New Year with friends here in Cologne, but didn't make any big new years resolutions. I still have some goals from 2016 that I'm working towards.


This season the RheinStars didn't have a long holiday break as you had a game on the 23rd of December against the ETB Wohnbau Baskets and on the seventh of January against Baunach. Do you feel this was more beneficial in keeping the team sharp or could a few more days rest helped the club?

Last season we only got two days off, so this year's holiday break felt much longer. Unfortunately, we went into the break after a bitter loss. It was tough having to wait so long to play again, but once I put that loss behind me, I enjoyed the holidays with my family. As for the team, I think everyone came back from the break with some extra motivation for the second half of the season.

How important was the win against Baunach to start 2017 after the bitter loss to Essen before Christmas in having the team have the right focus going into the Hanau game?

It was important for us to get back to winning. There aren't that many games left in the regular season so very win comes at a premium.


Just like last season, winning is Hanau didn't happen, but the club came out with a lot better effort at home against them. What in your opinion is always most difficult when playing Hanau?

They always come in with energy and confidence, which makes them a tough team to beat, but we kept their offence in check and made enough plays ourselves to get the win.
The game was no easy matter as it was tight going into the fourth quarter.


What do you feel was key in the fourth quarter for pulling out the win and getting your second win in a row in 2017?

We tightened up our defense in the second half and played together offensively. We're starting to develop a win-at-all-costs identity and I think that showed against both Baunach and Hanau.


Kruize Pinkins had another typical strong game with 23 points and 10 rebounds. You have faced him 4 times now. Why in your opinion is he such a tough guy to stop?

He's great around the rim and his teammates do a good job of finding him in scoring areas. Defending him, you have to stay engaged on defense at all times.

The RheinStars are in eighth place with a record of 9-9. What was your first half summary of the season?

We dug ourselves a deep hole, but are climbing out.

How much potential is in this season's team? The team is eighth best in points scored and points let up? In what area does the team have the most potential to do harm?

I think we have the potential to go all the way. Ultimately, we want to hold down our home court for the rest of the season and start knocking off teams on the road.


How valuable was the pick up of former BBL player Anthony King? What does he give the team most besides experience at that low post presence?

AK brings a calm sense of confidence to our team. He's a player you want with the ball when the game is on the line. Plus, he helps bring out the best in his teammates.


It seems like Richard Williams has been playing a bit under his expectations, but he hasn't been totally fit. How soothing is it knowing that when he breaks out, the club will be even more dangerous?

I think Richie's done a great job learning and running the offense in such a short time. I was amazed by how fast he picked up all of our sets. He's made winning plays since he first got here, which I'm sure will continue throughout the season.


How content have you been with your game? You pretty much have the same stats as last season, but your playing 10 minutes less. Do you feel like you have become more of an efficient player this season?

Our roster is stacked with talent, so I didn't expect as many minutes as last season, but I know that for our team to be great, I need to play my role well. I've also gotten a better feel for European game since I got here, which helps my game.


Your right near the 40% mark from outside. How content are you that you can make that plateau in the second half of the season?

I expect that of myself.

What are your personal continued goals for this season as a player? On what things are you working on on the defensive end to become a better player?

Right now, my focus is on helping my team get to the playoffs. On defense, I want to be able to stop my man one-on-one and help my teammates within the concept.


In December you watched a game of your friend Will Trawick in Rhondorf. How much do you miss playing with him? At Emory (NCAA3) you played three years together.

He's carved out a good spot for himself in Rhondorf and it was fun to watch help play live. I'm sure we'll have a chance to play together this summer back at Emory.


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

It as good as any player has every ran the floor and shot the ball.


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?

Lebron and Curry are NBA Champions, so Russ still has some work to do.


What was the last movie that you saw?

La La Land.

Thanks Alex for the chat.



EX NBA Player Mustafa Shakur Signs With The S. Oliver Wurzburg - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

EasyCredit BBL team S.Oliver Wurzburg have reeled in ex NBA player Mustafa Shakur (192-PG-84, college: Arizona) Mustafa Shakur is a 32 year old 192cm guard from Arizona that brings 8 seasons of European experience, 25 NBA games and knows the BBL as last season he played for the MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg (Germany-BBL): 15 games: 14.1ppg, 3.2rpg, 4.8apg, 1.1spg, FGP: 45.7%, 3PT: 26.4%, FT: 77.1%; Eurocup: 11 games: 14.6ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.9apg, FGP: 44.6%, 3PT: 34.2%, FT: 82.8%. He started this season with Afyonkarahisar Belediye (Turkey-TBL) where he played 10 games averaging 10,8ppg, 2,8rpg and 5,3apg. "He is a very experienced guard that will give us stability at both ends of the court. We will have a strong trio at both guard positions with Jake Odum, Maurice Stuckey and him", stated head coach Dirk Bauerman. The American got a one year deal.

He started his basketball career in 2003 at Arizona)NCAA) where he played a total of 130 NCAA games and as a senior played 31 games averaging11.9ppg, 4.0rpg, 6.9apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 45.5%, 3Pts: 32.5%, FT: 78.8%. He started his professional basketball career in 2007 with the Sacramento Kings (NBA), only pre-season, in Nov.'07 moved to Prokom Trefl Sopot (Poland-DBE): Polish League: 26 games: 7.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.3apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 36.8%, 3PT: 46.2%, FT: 66.7%; Euroleague: 7 games: 7.6ppg, 2.1rpg, 2.1apg, FGP: 38.1%, 3PT: 38.5%, FT: 66.7%. In the 2008-2009 season he moved to Tau Ceramica Vitoria (Spain-ACB): 14 games: 3.4ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.2apg; Euroleague: 10 games: 5.5ppg, 1.3rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 53.6%, 3PT: 16.7%, FT: 76.0%; in Jan.'09 moved to Panellinios Athens (Greece-A1): Eurocup: 6 games: 6.3ppg, 1.2apg, 1.0spg. He started the 2009-2010 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA), in Apr.'10 assigned to Tulsa 66ers (D-League): 51 games: 19.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 6.7apg, Steals-3 (2.2spg), FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 38.1%, FT: 74.9%. In the 2010-2011 season he went to the New Orleans Hornets (NBA), only pre-season, then moved to Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League) playing 23 games: 16.7ppg, 4.7rpg, 5.0apg, 1.9spg, FGP: 54.9%, 3PT: 32.0%, FT: 71.1%, in Jan.'11 signed with Washington Wizards (NBA): 22 games: 2.3ppg, 1.0rpg, 1.1apg. In the 2011-2012 season he played for the Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (France-ProA) playing French League: 6 games: 9.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 4.2apg, 1.7spg, FGP: 43.5%, 3PT: 7.1%, FT: 88.2%; EuroChallenge: 1 game: 0pts, 2reb, left in Nov.'11, later that month moved to Novipiu Casale Monferrato (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 21 games: 16.0ppg, 3.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), 1.5spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 26.6%, FT: 79.6%. In the 2012-2013 season he played for Sidigas Avellino (Italy-SerieA): 17 games: 11.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.4apg, Steals-5 (1.9spg), FGP: 47.2%, 3PT: 23.3%, FT: 72.0%, in Mar.'13 moved to Erie Bay Hawks (D-League): 7 games: 17.1ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.6apg, 2.3spg, FGP: 45.9%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 80.0%. In the 2013-2014 season he played for the Erie Bay Hawks (D-League): 23 games: 18.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.8apg, 2.3spg, 2FGP: 53.3%, 3FGP: 30.0%, FT: 84.0%, in Mar.'14 signed at Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA): 3 games: 0.3ppg, 1.3apg, later that month signed at Tulsa 66ers (D-League, starting five): 23 games: 18.9ppg, 5.0rpg, 6.8apg, Steals-3 (2.3spg), FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 84.0%, in Apr.'14 moved to Tadamon Zouk (Lebanon-Division A): 2 games: 20.5ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.5apg, 2.5spg. IN the 2014-2015 season he played for Neptunas Klaipeda (Lithuania-LKL) playing 45 games: 9.4ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.5apg, 1.5spg, FGP: 46.2%, 3PT: 36.3%, FT: 82.2%; Eurocup: 6 games: 8.7ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 51.7%, 3PT: 33.3%, FT: 76.2%; Euroleague: 10 games: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg, 1.2spg, FGP: 47.1%, 3PT: 14.3%, FT: 87.5%.

Awards and achievements in his basketball career have been US U18 National Team -03, International Tournament U18 in Dallas -03, World Championships U18 in Greece -03, USA Today High School Boys all-USA first team -03, HS EA Sports All-America, an ABCD Camp All-Star and first-team all-state -03
Pac-10 Conf. Tournament Semifinals -04, 06, Pac-10 All-Freshman Team -04, USA U21 National Team -04, Tournament of the Americas U21 in Halifax -04
Pac-10 Regular Season Champion -05, Pac-10 Tournament Finalist -05, NCAA Tournament Elite Eight -05, Eurobasket.com All-Lithuanian LKL Honorable Mention -15, Eurobasket.com Lithuanian LKL All-Imports Team -15, and Lithuanian League Semifinals -15.

Source:S.Oliver Wurzburg



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  GREECE  

Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 13-0 
 2. Panathinaikos 13-1 
 3. AEK Athens 11-3 
 4. Aris 8-6 
 5. PAOK 8-6 
 6. Kolossos HH 8-6 
 7. AGOR 6-8 
 8. Lavrio 5-9 
 9. Kymis 5-9 
 10. Trikalla 5-9 
 11. Koroivos 4-9 
 12. Promitheas 4-10 
 13. Apollon Patras 4-10 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 3-11 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: AEK Athens - Apollon Patras 88-69
Jan. 21: PAOK - Doxa Lefkadas 84-67
Jan. 21: Kymis - Lavrio 81-86
Jan. 21: Trikalla - Aris 78-62
Jan. 21: AGOR - Kolossos HH 77-83
Jan. 21: Promitheas - Panathinaikos 69-72
Jan. 22: Olympiacos - Koroivos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Barlow, Trikalla13.9 
 4. Releford, Kolossos.13.8 
 5. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 6. Cummings, Aris13.6 
 7. Lojeski, Olympiacos13.2 
 8. Hall, Koroivos13.0 
 9. Gotcher, Koroivos13.0 
 10. Dixon, AEK Athens13.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.6 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Reddic, Kolossos HH7.3 
 5. Biruta, Trikalla6.8 
 6. Kravic, AGOR6.6 
 7. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.6 
 8. Hall, Koroivos6.3 
 9. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.0 
 10. Faye, Promitheas6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.4 
 3. Calathes, Panathin.6.0 
 4. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 5. Talton, AGOR4.3 
 6. Scott, Doxa L.4.3 
 7. El-Amin, Kymis4.1 
 8. Releford, Kolossos.3.9 
 9. Hall, Kolossos HH3.9 
 10. Ukic, AEK Athens3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.1 
 2. Releford, Kolossos.1.9 
 3. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.9 
 4. Singleton, Panathin.1.8 
 5. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 6. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 7. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Dixon, AEK Athens1.3 
 10. Johnson, Lavrio1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Kravic, AGOR1.2 
 4. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 5. Kavvadas, Aris1.1 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos1.1 
 7. Clanton, PAOK1.1 
 8. Elonu, AEK Athens1.0 
 9. Milutinov, Olympiacos0.9 
 10. Fitzpatrick, AGOR0.9 


Standings - A2

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: Panionios - GS Larissas 90-65
Jan. 21: AE Larissas - Aiolos Astakou 85-78
Jan. 21: Psyhiko - Arkadikos 85-77
Jan. 21: Ethnikos - Doukas 76-81
Jan. 21: Doxa Pefkon - Kavala 70-67
Jan. 21: Pagrati - Holargos 61-75
Jan. 21: Irakleio - Amyntas Dafnis 55-76
Jan. 21: Iraklis - Faros 101-97

Round 11

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

Round 12

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


Michael Stockton to sign at Apollon Patras - by Eurobasket News

AS Apollon Patras (A1) will bolster their roster with addition of 28-year old American point guard Michael Stockton (185-81kg-89, college: Westminster, UT). He started the season at Avtodor in Russian VTB league. In 11 games he recorded 6.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 3.7apg this season. Stockton also played 13 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 4.4ppg, 1.7rpg and 3.6apg. The last season he played at another team Canton Charge in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 53 games he had 8.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 4.8apg. Stockton helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Central Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Two years ago (four years after he left the college) Stockton was drafted by Grand Rapids Drive (D-League) in second round (26th overall).
The former Westminster College, UT (NCAA Div.II) staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
Stockton has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
He received All-NAIA D1 3rd Team award back in 2011 at his college time.
Stockton has played also professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg and BG Karlsruhe).
The scouts decsribe him following way: Michael is a very solid lefty point guard who plays very effective by controlling the tempo of the game... he is a good ball-handler, able to handle full court pressure, is always responsible for a good ball-rotation in offense and is a nice passer... willing defender with nice lateral foot speed… plays good help side as well... very active rebounder for his size and position... Michael has an excellent feeling for the game... he does well in "pick-'n-roll" situations because of his shot and ability to drive to the basket... consistent player who is very coachable and who has the will to improve….

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 15-1 
 2. Zwolle 11-5 
 3. Leiden 10-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-8 
 5. Amsterdam 7-9 
 6. Leeuwarden 6-10 
 7. Rotterdam 6-10 
 8. Weert 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Amsterdam - Weert 88-71
Jan. 21: Rotterdam - Leeuwarden 87-68
Jan. 21: Leiden - Dukes UDB 62-60
Jan. 21: Zwolle - Groningen 61-68

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: Weert - Rotterdam
Jan. 28: Dukes UDB - Zwolle
Jan. 28: Groningen - Amsterdam
Jan. 28: Leeuwarden - Leiden


Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 21: Grasshoppers - New Stars 94-56
Jan. 21: CobraNova - Groningen 70-79
Jan. 21: Black Eagles - Lokomotief 67-69
Jan. 21: Lions - Leiden 2
Jan. 21: De Hoppers - Punch
Jan. 21: Red Giants - De Groene



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  HUNGARY  

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 21: Alba - ZTE KK 90-81
Jan. 21: Sopron KC - Kaposvari 83-73
Jan. 21: Atomeromu - Falco KC 82-59
Jan. 21: Jaszberenyi - MAFC 79-63
Jan. 21: PVSK Pannon - Szolnok 73-95
Jan. 22: Kormend - Szedeak
Jan. 22: Vasas - KTE-Duna


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Darrin GOVENS
  Falco KC
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 22
 1. Govens, Falco KC22.0 
 2. Lilov, Szedeak20.9 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.6 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.9 
 5. Sejfic, PVSK P.18.3 
 6. Taylor, Vasas18.3 
 7. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.9 
 8. Tiby, Atomeromu17.6 
 9. Williams, Jaszberenyi17.4 
 10. Sihota, MAFC17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Zsolt SZABO
  ZTE K.
  (202-F-86)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Szabo, ZTE K.9.1 
 2. Tiby, Atomeromu9.1 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari9.0 
 4. Forte, Atomeromu8.6 
 5. Gilbert, Atomeromu8.4 
 6. Drungilas, ZTE K.8.2 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.8.1 
 8. Sihota, MAFC7.8 
 9. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.7 
 10. Poscic, MAFC7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.1 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak7.3 
 3. Johnson, Sopron KC7.0 
 4. Taylor, Vasas7.0 
 5. Petty, Kormend6.6 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.6.6 
 7. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 8. Smith, MAFC6.1 
 9. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.7 
 10. Govens, Falco KC5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC4.3 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.3.0 
 3. Nelson, PVSK P.1.9 
 4. Smith, MAFC1.9 
 5. Petty, Kormend1.8 
 6. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.6 
 7. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 8. Williams, Jaszberenyi1.6 
 9. Lilov, Szedeak1.6 
 10. Govens, Falco KC1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Luksa ANDRIC
  Szolnok
  (208-C-85)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Andric, Szolnok1.3 
 2. Keller, Alba1.1 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.1.0 
 4. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 5. Thompson, Vasas0.8 
 6. Cooke, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Simms, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 9. Cseh, Jaszberenyi0.7 
 10. Ivosev, KTE-Duna0.6 


Kaposvari adds Frazier to their roster, ex La Union - by Eurobasket News

Kaposvari KK (A Division) added to their roster experienced 35-year old American swingman Winsome Frazier (193-87kg-82, college: Mississippi State, agency: Interperformances). He has played for the last two seasons at La Union in Argentinian LigaA. In 66 games he recorded 12.7ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.8spg (in top 3) last season. Frazier helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to Latinbasket.com Argentinian LigaA All-Imports Team and Honorable Mention.
His team won Cyprus Cup in 2012.
Frazier is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in nine different countries. Frazier tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Latin America and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (Telekom Baskets), Greece (Marousi), Italy, Poland (AZS Koszalin), Ukraine (Kryvbas), Venezuela (Panteras and Bucaneros), Hungary (Szolnok and Falco KC Szombathely), Cyprus (Keravnos) and WBA Western Conf. (Gulf Coast B.).
Frazier is close to retirement age as a player. It's very possible he may end his playing career at Kaposvari.
Frazier attended Mississippi State until 2005 and it will be his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Cameron Forte (ex Atomeromu) signs at Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

Sigal Prishtina (SuperLeague) landed 24-year old American forward Cameron Forte (201-100kg-93, college: Portland State, agency: Octagon Europe). He supposed to play at Atomeromu in Hungarian A Division, but left the team in Nov.'16. In 5 games he averaged 14.0ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.8apg and 1.2spg this season. He received also All-Big Sky Conf. 2nd Team award in 2016 at his college time.
Among other achievements Forte's team made it to the SEC Tournament Semifinals for two years in a row (2014 and 2015).
Forte graduated from Portland State in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ICELAND  

Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Sherrod WRIGHT
  Haukar
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 31.4
 1. Wright, Haukar31.4 
 2. Stevens, Keflavik30.8 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.6 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.5 
 5. Hester, Tindastoll23.8 
 6. Beamon, Thor AK23.4 
 7. Clinch, Grindavik22.1 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll22.0 
 9. Barrett, Snaefell21.0 
 10. Lewis, Thor AK20.0 
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.11.0 
 7. Hankins-Cole, IR10.1 
 8. Wright, Haukar9.7 
 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. Clinch, Grindavik5.8 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.8 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.3 
 7. Bjornsson, Skallagr.4.9 
 8. Baeringsson, Stjar.4.9 
 9. Carberry, Thor T.4.6 
 10. Wright, Haukar4.5 
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. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.2 
 8. Wright, Haukar2.0 
 9. Barja, Haukar2.0 
 10. Hankins-Cole, IR1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Tryggvi HLINASON
  Thor AK
  (215-C-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Hlinason, Thor AK2.1 
 2. Dempsey, Njardvik2.0 
 3. Hankins-Cole, IR1.6 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Saevarsson, Grind.1.3 
 9. Hester, Tindastoll1.3 
 10. Magnusson, Haukar1.3 


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 


D1 Round 17: Armann still unable to win any game - by Eurobasket News

Bottom-ranked Armann (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 98-81 loss to sixth ranked Vestri (6-8) in on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Vestri. Armann managed to win third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Nebojsa Knezevic (196-87) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Yima Chia-Kur (196-86, college: Arkansas St.) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Vestri's coach Ingvi Gunnlaugsson used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Arnthor Fjalarsson produced 24 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Vestri have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Armann at the other side still closes the standings. Vestri are looking forward to face higher ranked Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Armann will have a break next round.
The game in Hamar was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fjolnir (12-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Hamar (6-9). Fjolnir defeated Hamar 94-79. American forward Collin Pryor (200-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Robert Sigurdsson contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 17 rebounds for Hamar. Hamar's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fjolnir have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-3 record behind leader Hottur. Hamar at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Fjolnir will play against IA (#8) in Akranes in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hamar will play on the road against FSU in Selfoss and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Akranes supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Breidablik (10-5) played at the court of 8th ranked IA (4-11). Breidablik did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 111-91 on Thursday. Tyrone Garland stepped up and scored 41 points (!!!) and 7 steals (perfect behind the arc making all eight shots !!!) for the winners. Breidablik's coach Larus Jonsson let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. Derek Shouse responded with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 8 assists. Breidablik maintains fourth place with 10-5 record. Loser IA keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Breidablik will meet at home league's leader Hottur in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. IA will play against the league's second-placed Fjolnir (#2) in Reykjavik and hope to secure a win.

Vestri - Armann 98-81

Bottom-ranked Armann (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 98-81 loss to sixth ranked Vestri (6-8) in on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Vestri. Armann managed to win third quarter 25-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Nebojsa Knezevic (196-87) who had a double-double by scoring 22 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Yima Chia-Kur (196-86, college: Arkansas St.) chipped in 18 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Chia-Kur is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Vestri's coach Ingvi Gunnlaugsson used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Arnthor Fjalarsson produced 24 points and 9 rebounds and guard Magnus Hjalmarsson (184) added 25 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Vestri have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place. Armann at the other side still closes the standings. Vestri are looking forward to face higher ranked Valur (#3) in Reykjavik in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Armann will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Armann: M.Hjalmarsson 25+5reb, A.Fjalarsson 24+9reb+3ast, G.Gudnason 16+2reb+4ast, T.Hjorleifsson 10+13reb+4ast, T.Baldvinsson 6+7reb+2ast, G.Thorvaldsson 0
Vestri: N.Knezevic 22+11reb+4ast, Y.Chia-Kur 18+7reb+5ast, A.Olafsson 14+3reb+2ast, H.Gudbjartsson 11+1ast, M.Thordason 11+4reb+1ast, G.Gunnlaugsson 7+1reb
gschID: 492067


Hamar - Fjolnir 79-94

The game in Hamar was also worth to mention about. Second ranked Fjolnir (12-3) played at the court of 5th ranked Hamar (6-9). Fjolnir defeated Hamar 94-79. The game was mostly controlled by Fjolnir. Hamar was better in second period 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-26 charity shots (84.6 percent) during the game. Fjolnir players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. American forward Collin Pryor (200-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!). Guard Robert Sigurdsson (187-94) contributed with 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Fjolnir players scored in double figures. American forward Chris Woods (195-89, college: Pfeiffer) answered with a double-double by scoring 32 points and 17 rebounds and forward Orn Sigurdarson (202-89) added 11 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Hamar. Hamar's coach rotated ten players and allowed the starting five to rest. Fjolnir have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain second place with 12-3 record behind leader Hottur. Hamar at the other side dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Fjolnir will play against IA (#8) in Akranes in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hamar will play on the road against FSU in Selfoss and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hamar: C.Woods 32+17reb+2ast, E.Stefansson 16+1reb+1ast, O.Sigurdarson 11+5reb+5ast, O.Olafsson 6+3reb+3ast, S.Thorvaldsson 6+5reb+1ast, H.Petursson 4+2ast
Fjolnir: C.Pryor 24+11reb+6ast, R.Sigurdsson 20+6reb+7ast, G.Sveinbjornsson 19+7reb+4ast, T.Gunnlaugsson 12+8reb+1ast, B.Rikhardsson 7+6reb+1ast, E.Sigurdsson 6
gschID: 492066


IA - Breidablik 91-111

The game in Akranes supposed to be also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Breidablik (10-5) played at the court of 8th ranked IA (4-11). Breidablik did not have too big problems ending evening with a very confident victory 111-91 on Thursday. The game without a history. Breidablik led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot the lights out from three sinking 18 long-distance shots on high 56.3 percentage. American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) stepped up and scored 41 points (!!!) and 7 steals (perfect behind the arc making all eight shots !!!) for the winners and forward Egill Vignisson (198-91) chipped in 15 points. Breidablik's coach Larus Jonsson let to play all 12 players saving starting five for next games. American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) responded with a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 11 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Armann Vilbergsson (190-85) scored 18 points. Four IA players scored in double figures. Breidablik maintains fourth place with 10-5 record. Loser IA keeps the eighth position with 11 games lost. Breidablik will meet at home league's leader Hottur in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. IA will play against the league's second-placed Fjolnir (#2) in Reykjavik and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
IA: D.Shouse 36+11reb+8ast, A.Vilbergsson 18+2reb+2ast, A.Jokulsson 13+3reb+2ast, K.Karvelsson 12+7reb, A.Jonsson 5, S.Sigurdsson 5+5reb
Breidablik: T.Garland 41+3reb+2ast, B.Vidisson 17+1reb+1ast, E.Vignisson 15+4reb+2ast, M.Karelsson 9+1reb, S.Vignisson 9+8reb+2ast, K.Kjartansson 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 492065





Dominos League Round 14: Njardvik defeats Stjarnan in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 14 in the Dominos League took place in Stjarnan. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of second-ranked Stjarnan (10-4) to tenth ranked Njardvik (6-8) 74-72 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the home team. The guests trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 74-72. Strangely Stjarnan outrebounded Njardvik 43-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. The former international Logi Gunnarsson (190-81) scored 19 points and 5 assists to lead the charge for the winners and guard Bjorn Kristjansson (188-92) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds during the contest. Njardvik's coach Daniel Gudmundsson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. The former international power forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) responded with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds. Njardvik moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Skallagrimur and IR. Stjarnan at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. They share it with Tindastoll. Njardvik is looking forward to face league's second-placed Tindastoll in Sauoarkrokur in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Stjarnan will play on the road against Keflavik and is hoping to win this game.
Important game to mention about took place in Grindavik. Second ranked KR (11-3) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Grindavik (7-7) 80-78 on Thursday evening. Forward Thorir Thorbjarnarsson (196-98) notched 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and Cedrick Bowen supported him with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Even 31 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!) by American-Dominican guard Lewis Clinch (191-87, college: Georgia Tech) did not help to save the game for Grindavik. KR have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Grindavik lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Keflavik. KR will play against Haukar (#11) in Hafnarfjordur in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Grindavik will play on the road against Thor AK (#4) in Akureyri and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Snaefell (0-14) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 14th consecutive match to seventh ranked Keflavik (7-7) 97-75 on Thursday evening. The best player for the winners was Amin Stevens who had a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 19 rebounds. Arni Hrafnsson produced 14 points and 4 assists for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Keflavik moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Grindavik. Loser Snaefell still closes the standings with 14 games lost. Keflavik will meet at home higher ranked Stjarnan (#3) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Snaefell will play against Thor Thorl (#5) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Borgarnes was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Thor AK (8-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Skallagrimur (6-8). Thor AK defeated Skallagrimur 100-89. Darrel Lewis orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. Skallagrimur's coach Finnur Jonsson rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Thor AK maintains fourth position with 8-6 record, which they share with Thor Thorl. Skallagrimur at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the eighth place with eight games lost. Thor AK's next round opponent will be Grindavik (#6) at home. Skallagrimur will play against IR in Reykjavik and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last two games of round 14 Haukar lost to Thor Thorl on the opponent's court 84-94. Tindastoll managed to outperform IR in a home game 84-78.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 7 assists by Tobin Carberry of Thor Thorl.

Thor Thorl - Haukar 94-84

Very expected game in Thorlakshofn where 11th ranked Haukar (5-9) was defeated by fifth ranked Thor Thorl (8-6) 94-84. It looked good early as Haukar took a 19-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Thor Thorl took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 10 points. They made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Thor Thorl shot the lights out from three nailing 14 long-distance shots on high 51.9 percentage. American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 7 assists. Naturalized Polish Maciej Baginski (195-95) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Carberry is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Thor Thorl players scored in double figures. American guard Sherrod Wright (193-91, college: George Mason) replied with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals (was perfect 12-for-12 from the free throw line !!!) and guard Haukur Oskarsson (194-91) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Haukar. Thor Thorl have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Thor AK. Haukar at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Thor Thorl's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur and are hoping to win another game. Haukar will play on the road against the league's leader KR in Reykjavik and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Thor Thorl: T.Carberry 33+13reb+7ast, M.Baginski 14+6reb+1ast, D.Arnar Agustsson 11+3reb+2ast, E.Einarsson 11+7reb+1ast, O.Jonsson 9+5reb+1ast, H.Hermannsson 9+2ast
Haukar: S.Wright 34+9reb+6ast, H.Oskarsson 12+6reb+2ast, F.Magnusson 10+7reb, E.Barja 8+4reb+3ast, B.Gylfason 8+2reb, H.Stefansson 6+4reb+1ast
gschID: 491951


Skallagrimur - Thor AK 89-100

The game in Borgarnes was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Thor AK (8-6) played at the court of 8th ranked Skallagrimur (6-8). Thor AK defeated Skallagrimur 100-89. It looked good early as Skallagrimur took a 9-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Thor AK took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 11 points. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists. The former international guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds. American guard George Beamon (193-91, college: Manhattan) contributed with 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-90, college: W.Michigan) replied with a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!), 15 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard