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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  



Egypt Win Bid to Host 2017 Afro-Basket Zone V Tourney - by Eurobasket News

Egypt beat Uganda to the rights to organize the 2017 Afro Basketball Zone V Championships. The 2014 Zone V champions will host the Men and Women competitions in Cairo from March 12-18. Zone V is made up of ten countries, namely; Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan. The regional block is one of the seven in Africa where winners of the respective Zonal championships qualify to play at the FIBA Africa Championships-six subzones get two berths each, while Zone 1 gets one. Rwanda has qualified for Africa's premier basketball championships, four times; the last time was in 2011. Meanwhile, Rwanda men's national team head coach Moise Mutokambali has revealed that he will use the services of the Rwandan professional players during the Zone V competition. Mutokambali named a provisional team recently, which is training twice a week at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. He said, "We're in touch with some players like Hamza (Ruhezamihigo), Kenneth (Gasana), Kami Kabange and (Osborn) Shema to see if they can join the team ahead of the games."
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  ALGERIA  

Standings

D1 Standings
 1. CRB Dar El-B. 3-0 
 2. NAH Dey 3-0 
 3. Olympic Batna 3-0 
 4. Arreridj 2-0 
 5. GS Petroliers 2-0 
 6. WA Boufarik 2-1 
 7. Constantine CSC 2-2 
 8. USM Blida 1-1 
 9. Skikda 1-2 
 10. Constantine JP 1-2 
 11. US Setif 1-2 
 12. Ouargla 1-2 
 13. El Eulma 1-3 
 14. Miliana 0-2 
 15. Oran 0-3 
 16. Staoueli 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 5

Jan. 24: CRB Dar El-B. - Staoueli 76-65
Jan. 24: Constantine CSC - Ouargla 63-62


D1 Round 5: CRB Dar El-B. keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked CRB Dar El-B. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. CRB Dar El-B. defeated bottom-ranked Staoueli in El-Beida 76-65. CRB Dar El-B. have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with NAH Dey and Olympic Batna. Staoueli at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Oran.
Important game to mention about took place in Constantine. Ninth ranked Constantine CSC (2-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Ouargla (1-2) 63-62 on Tuesday evening. Constantine CSC moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Ouargla dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams.

Constantine CSC - Ouargla 63-62

Important game to mention about took place in Constantine. Ninth ranked Constantine CSC (2-2) saved a 1-point victory at home edging 7th ranked Ouargla (1-2) 63-62 on Tuesday evening. Constantine CSC moved-up to seventh place. Newly promoted Ouargla dropped to the ninth position with two games lost. They share it with 3 other teams.
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CRB Dar El-B. - Staoueli 76-65

The game had a very big importance for fourth-ranked CRB Dar El-B. as it allowed them to take a leadership position. CRB Dar El-B. defeated bottom-ranked Staoueli in El-Beida 76-65. CRB Dar El-B. have a solid series of three victories in a row. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with NAH Dey and Olympic Batna. Staoueli at the other side still closes the standings with three games lost. They share the position with Oran.
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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 20-6 
 2. Estudiantes C. 17-11 
 3. Regatas C. 16-11 
 4. Instituto 16-12 
 5. Olimpico LB 14-14 
 6. Quimsa 13-14 
 7. La Union 12-14 
 8. Libertad S. 12-15 
 9. Atenas 10-17 
 10. Echague 5-23 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 21-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 18-9 
 3. Weber Bahia 17-10 
 4. Obras Basket 14-13 
 5. Argentino 14-13 
 6. Penarol 14-15 
 7. GECR Indalo 13-14 
 8. Quilmes MP 12-16 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-19 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 29

Jan. 26: Echague - Boca Jrs 96-72
Jan. 24: Penarol - Instituto 88-82
Jan. 26: Quilmes MP - Instituto 87-94
Jan. 25: San Martin C. - Argentino 86-71
Jan. 24: Estudiantes C. - Boca Jrs 84-76
Jan. 24: Weber Bahia - GECR Indalo 77-61
Jan. 25: San Lorenzo - Libertad S. 104-73
Jan. 27: San Lorenzo - Weber Bahia
Jan. 27: Atenas - Penarol
Jan. 27: GECR Indalo - Obras Basket
Jan. 27: Regatas C. - Argentino


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.2
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.2 
 2. Green, Instituto19.6 
 3. Quinteros, Regat.18.8 
 4. Horner, Obras B.18.4 
 5. Sims, Regatas C.18.3 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Solano, Echague17.0 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.4 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.16.1 
 10. Gadson, Argentino16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.1 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.8 
 5. Wood, San M.9.0 
 6. Horner, Obras B.8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 8. Johnson, Atenas8.4 
 9. Francis, La Union8.3 
 10. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.5
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.5 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.2 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.7 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.2 
 6. Cantero, San M.4.8 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.8 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.6 
 10. De los Santo., GECR I.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. Solano, Echague1.9 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. De los Santo., GECR I.1.8 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Lescano, San M.1.6 
 8. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 10. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
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. Caracter, Echague1.4 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Meyinsse, San L.1.2 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 15-5 
 2. San Isidro 12-8 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-7 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 7-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 6-14 
 6. SP Las Parejas 5-14 
Center South
 1. Parque Sur 13-7 
 2. Ciclista 13-7 
 3. Platense 11-8 
 4. Rocamora 10-9 
 5. Temperley 10-9 
 6. La Union 5-14 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-17 
North
 1. Hindu 17-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 15-5 
 3. Villa Angela 12-7 
 4. Villa San Martin 8-12 
 5. Salta Basket 7-11 
 6. Obera TC 6-14 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 5-15 
South
 1. Olimpo BB 14-7 
 2. Estudiantes O. 14-8 
 3. Alianza Viedma 11-9 
 4. Huracan 11-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 9-12 
 6. Petr.Argentino 7-14 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 26: Alianza Viedma - Gimnasia LP 96-93
Jan. 26: Hindu - Union SF 94-84
Jan. 25: Atenas Carmen - Temperley 90-88
Jan. 26: Petr.Argentino - La Union 86-84
Jan. 26: Obera TC - Independiente BBC 83-74
Jan. 26: Rocamora - Olimpo BB 75-72
Jan. 26: BHY Tiro Federal - SP Las Parejas
Jan. 27: Ciclista - Parque Sur
Jan. 27: Salta Basket - San Isidro
Jan. 28: Temperley - Platense
Jan. 28: Huracan - La Union
Jan. 28: Atenas Carmen - Gimnasia LP
Jan. 28: Villa Angela - Union SF
Jan. 29: SP Las Parejas - Barrio Parque
Jan. 29: Hindu - Villa San Martin
Jan. 29: Independiente BBC - Comunicaciones
Jan. 29: Mitre Tuc. - San Isidro


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.3 
 2. Brown, La Union20.8 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista19.8 
 5. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.19.7 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.9 
 9. Montes Cardo., Obera T.18.5 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.17.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.7 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.8 
 4. Lockett, BHY T.8.4 
 5. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 6. Graham, Temperley8.3 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.1 
 8. Hill, Huracan8.1 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
 10. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.1 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.8 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.1 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.7 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 7. Franco, Alianza .4.5 
 8. Rusconi, Gimnasia.4.4 
 9. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.3 
 10. Kelly, San Isidro4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Pais, Platense2.6 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista2.3 
 4. Lopez, Independ.2.2 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 6. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.1 
 7. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 8. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
 9. Cequeira, Villa A.1.8 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.5 
 4. Stroud, Parque Sur1.4 
 5. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.3 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.1 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 10. Morales, Villa S.0.9 


Argentinian TNA round 22 best performance: Felipe Pais - by Eurobasket News

Guard Felipe Pais (185-G-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for Platense, receiving a Latinbasket.com TNA Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (39 points, five rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Estudiantes O. (#2, 14-8) 92-83. Platense maintains the 3rd position in their group in Argentinian TNA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Platense will need more victories to improve their 11-8 record. In the team's last game Pais had a remarkable eight three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Platense's top player in his first season with the team. Felipe Pais averages this season 18.2ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 25-year old American Rakim Brown (198-SF-91) of La Union. Brown had a very good evening with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as La Union was edged by the higher-ranked Olimpo BB (#1, 14-6) 89-86. La Union managed to keep the same 6th spot in South. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just five victories La Union managed to get this year. Brown is a newcomer at La Union, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 20.8ppg (#2). He also registered 6.6 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was swingman Bruno Barovero (194-G/F-90) of league's top team Union SF. Barovero got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for five rebounds . He was a key player of Union SF, leading his team to an 83-71 win against #4 ranked Villa San Martin in a game of the week. Union SF confirms their top position in Center North. Their record at this point is 15 victories and 4 lost games. Barovero has a great season in Argentina. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.4ppg (best scorer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Lisandro Villa (198-F/C-87) of Gimnasia LP - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Ciclista - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Santiago Gonzalez (203-C-83) of San Isidro - 14 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Christian Schoppler (185-G-86) of Olimpo BB - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Jose Muruaga (188-G-84) of Mitre Tuc. - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Fernando Podesta (205-C-92) of Union SF - 21 points and 9 rebounds
10. Dario Mansilla (207-C-82) of Platense - 20 points, 6 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)



Sebastian Vico agreed terms with Cento - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) inked 31-year old naturalized Argentinian guard Sebastian Vico (193-86, agency: Players Group). He started the season at Unieuro Forli in Serie A2. In 18 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.4apg this season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Vico played also at Unieuro Forli where in 33 Serie B games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Among other achievements Vico received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Novara, Matera, Porto Torres and Napoli Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Platense waives Nwogbo - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) waived 26-year old American (has also Nigerian passport) forward Zimmy Nwogbo (201-98kg-91, college: Cedarville, agency: Duran International). In 10 TNA games he recorded 14.3ppg, 6.7rpg and 1.0apg this season.
The last season Nwogbo played at TAU Castello in Spanish LEB Gold where in 27 games he averaged 9.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
He has played previously for another Spanish team Cocinas.com.
Nwogbo attended Cedarville University until 2013 and it is his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  


Elliott's 27 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

32-year old guard Marcus Elliott (191-G-84) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Hong Kong ELL and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
He had the game-high 27 points adding seven rebounds and four assists for Hong Kong ELL in his team's victory, helping them to beat Alab Pilipinas (#3, 5-3) 93-80. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Hong Kong ELL is placed at 2nd position in ASEAN League. They would have been even better if they did not have these two lost games earlier in Regular Season. Hong Kong ELL will need more victories to improve their 6-2 record. In the team's last game Elliott had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hong Kong ELL's top player in his first season with the team. Louisiana Tech University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Elliott is league's best scorer averaging so far 25.8ppg and is league's best passer with 5.4apg. Elliott is in league's top in and averages solid 55.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Chris Oliver (201-F-85) of Kaohsiung. He is American forward in his first season at Kaohsiung. In the last game Oliver recorded impressive triple-double of 19 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Of course he led Kaohsiung to another comfortable win 97-79 over KL Dragons (2-6) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed Kaohsiung to leave bottom place moving a little bit up to 4th position in the standings. 6 lost games are too many comparing to just two victories Kaohsiung managed to get this year. Oliver is a newcomer at Kaohsiung and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 11.6rpg and 4.0apg.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Bobby Ray Parks (193-G-93) of Alab Pilipinas (#3). Parks showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, nine rebounds and nine assists in the last round. Despite Parks' great performance Alab Pilipinas lost 80-93 to #2 ranked Hong Kong ELL. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Alab Pilipinas needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 5 victories and 3 lost games. Parks has a great season in ASEAN League. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 22.8ppg (3rd best), rebounds with 9.3rpg (8th best) and assists with 4.1apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 59.5% and 3PT: 52.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. James Hughes (211-C-83) of Alab Pilipinas - 19 points and 16 rebounds
5. Skylar Spencer (208-F/C-94) of KL Dragons - 15 points, 13 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Marcus Melvin (206-F-82) of KL Dragons - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Haminn Quaintance (203-F-85) of Saigon H. - 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Tyler Lamb (196-G-91) of Hong Kong ELL - 23 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Marcus Melvin (206-F-82) of KL Dragons - 24 points and 14 rebounds
10. Wesley Hsu (191-G/F-84) of Kaohsiung - 23 points and 2 assists

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



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 99-12 
 2. 36ers 17-7 
 3. Hawks 12-12 
 4. Wildcats 11-12 
 5. United 11-12 
 6. Kings 11-13 
 7. Taipans 10-12 
 8. Bullets 10-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 26: Breakers - Taipans 81-94
Jan. 27: Bullets - Kings
Jan. 28: Wildcats - United
Jan. 28: Hawks - 36ers
Jan. 29: Kings - Breakers
Jan. 29: Taipans - Bullets


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.9
 1. Ware, United22.9 
 2. Cotton, Wildcats22.2 
 3. Randle, 36ers22.0 
 4. Dillard, Breakers20.0 
 5. Prather, Wildcats19.9 
 6. Newley, Kings17.4 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.4 
 8. Goulding, United17.2 
 9. Lisch, Kings16.8 
 10. Clarke, Hawks16.6 
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, Hawks7.2 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Whittington, Kings6.6 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. McKay, Wildcats6.3 
 9. Pledger, Breakers6.3 
 10. Knight, Wildcats6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.3 
 4. Dillard, Breakers5.0 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.2 
 8. Sobey, 36ers3.9 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Worthington, Taipa.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Damian MARTIN
  Wildcats
  (186-C-84)
  Avg: 2
 1. Martin, Wildcats2.0 
 2. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.8 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Ware, United1.4 
 7. Jackson, United1.4 
 8. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 9. Cotton, Wildcats1.3 
 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, Breakers1.2 
 4. Boone, United1.1 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 6. Craig, Bullets0.8 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Jacobsen, 36ers0.8 
 9. Jervis, Bullets0.7 
 10. Maric, Kings0.7 


Issac Mack joins Barva - by Greg

Defending champion Ferreteria Brenes Barva (LBS) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Issac Mack (184-84kg-92, college: New Orleans). He played last summer at Lithgow Lazers in Australian State League. He averaged 29.6 ppg 7.0 apg 6.0 rpg 2.0 spg, FG: 60.0%, 3PT: 43.0% FT: 88.0%.
He graduated from University of New Orleans in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - A Bundesliga

A Bundesliga Standings
 1. Oberwart 14-2 
 2. Gmunden 13-5 
 3. Kapfenberg 11-8 
 4. Wels 10-7 
 5. Furstenfeld 8-9 
 6. Vienna 8-10 
 7. Arkadia 7-11 
 8. UBSC Graz 5-14 
 9. Klosterneuburg 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 26: Kapfenberg - UBSC Graz 96-69
Jan. 27: Oberwart - Arkadia
Feb. 5: Oberwart - Wels
Feb. 5: Gmunden - Kapfenberg
Feb. 5: Arkadia - Furstenfeld
Feb. 5: UBSC Graz - Vienna


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Marko CAR
  Furstenfeld
  (188-SG-85)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Car, Furstenfeld20.4 
 2. Miletic, Vienna19.7 
 3. Vay, Arkadia19.6 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna19.3 
 5. McNealy, Oberwart16.9 
 6. Lamesic, Wels16.9 
 7. Rados, Klostern.16.4 
 8. Murati, Gmunden16.2 
 9. Iliev, Furstenfeld15.8 
 10. Jackson, Oberwart15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jozo RADOS
  Klostern.
  (208-C-93)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Rados, Klostern.11.1 
 2. Naylor, UBSC G.10.8 
 3. Vay, Arkadia8.4 
 4. Lamesic, Wels8.2 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia7.9 
 6. Sarlija, Furstenfeld7.4 
 7. Baptiste, Kapfe.7.4 
 8. Traylor, Oberwart7.0 
 9. Gaidys, Gmunden6.8 
 10. Ferguson, Vienna6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Benedikt DANEK
  Arkadia
  (176-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Danek, Arkadia6.6 
 2. Stazic, Vienna5.5 
 3. Car, Furstenfeld5.5 
 4. Jackson, Oberwart5.4 
 5. Vujosevic, Kapfe.5.1 
 6. Maresch, UBSC G.4.9 
 7. Friedrich, Gmunden4.8 
 8. Clemmons, Vienna4.2 
 9. Payton, Wels4.2 
 10. O''Neal, Wels4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Dominique COLEMAN
  Vienna
  (189-G-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Coleman, Vienna3.0 
 2. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 3. Jandl, Furstenfeld2.5 
 4. Clemmons, Vienna1.9 
 5. Payton, Wels1.8 
 6. Cumberbatch, Oberw.1.8 
 7. Miletic, Vienna1.7 
 8. Stazic, Vienna1.6 
 9. Koch, Vienna1.5 
 10. Trmal, Arkadia1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris FERGUSON
  Vienna
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Ferguson, Vienna1.7 
 2. Traylor, Oberwart1.6 
 3. Rados, Klostern.1.4 
 4. Chan, Wels1.2 
 5. Draskovic, Arkadia1.1 
 6. Baptiste, Kapfe.1.0 
 7. Kuakumensah, Oberw.0.9 
 8. Naylor, UBSC G.0.8 
 9. Steed, Gmunden0.8 
 10. Iliev, Furstenfeld0.7 



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  BAHAMAS  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 23: Giants - Pirates
Jan. 23: Stingers - Regulators
Jan. 21: Shockers - Rockets
Jan. 25: Pros - Cybots
Jan. 27: Legends - Shockers
Jan. 27: Rockets - Bahamas Univ.


Giants And Regulators In Battle For John Archer Pennant - by Eurobasket News

THE Commonwealth Bank Giants and Mr Ship It Freight Regulators, battling it out for the John Archer Divisional pennant, pulled off victories on Monday as the New Providence Basketball Association played a double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium. While the Giants stomped the Pirates 92-83 in the men's Division 1 opener, the Regulators routed the PJ Stingers 94-78.
Giants 93, Pirates 84
Michael Bain (SG) came off the bench and canned 21 points, shooting 7-for-12 from the field and 6-for-8 from the free throw line, in 24 minutes to lead Commonwealth Bank. Bain also had three rebounds and three assists. Jeffrey Henfield (193-PG-85, college: Tarleton St.) had 19 points, 10 rebounds and four assists, Karon Pratt (185-G, college: Cumberlands) added 15 points with three rebounds and three assists and Trent Cox had 11 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kronoff Dean (173-G) and Kevin Wright Jr both had 16 points and Domonique Fernander had 15 points, 13 rebounds and three assists to lead the Pirates. Tevin Hudson helped out with 13 points, four assists, two assists and two steals.

Regulators 94,
Stingers 78

In 33 minutes, Eugene Bain (195-C/F-88, college: Bellevue) exploded for a game high 31 points, shooting 13-for-28 from the field and 5-for-5 from the foul line. He also had 11 rebounds and two block shots. Dion McPhee had 19 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals and Brian Bain (190-G-81, college: Armstr.Atlantic) added 15 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Simon Cruz came off the bench with seven points and seven rebounds and Gameliel Rose had six points and six rebounds with three assists. For the Stingers, Domnick Bridgewater had 16 points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals, Devon Ferguson had 14 points and nine rebounds, Anthony Whylly had 12 points and eight rebounds and Ishmael Curtis also had 12 points with four rebounds.
Courtesy of: tribune242.com



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Lee Fisher (ex Arantia) joins Issa Town - by Greg

Issa Town (Premier League) added to their roster 28-year old American forward Lee Fisher (198-98kg-89, college: Chicago State). He played recently at Arantia in Luxembourg Total League, but left the team earlier this month. In 9 games he had very impressive stats: 15.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 1.3apg and 1.1spg this season. The last season Fisher played at Gzira Athleta (Powerade League) in Malta. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
He attended Chicago State until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bahrain



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BIBL standings

Balkan League Standings
Group C
 1 Feni Industries 7-3 
 2 Kozuv 6-4 
 3 Clemson 5-5 
 4 Winthrop 5-5 
 5 S.Carolina 4-6 
 6 Sutjeska 4-6 
 7 Beroe 3-7 
 8 Co.Carolina 3-7 
 9 22ft Academy
 10 Allen
 11 Allen
 12 Anderson, SC
 13 Anderson, SC
 14 Baptist Bible, SC
 15 Benedict
 16 Benedict
 17 Blue Ridge (SC)
 18 Bob Jones
 19 Bob Jones
 20 Carolina C.
 21 Cathedral Academy
 22 Charleston So.
 23 Citadel
 24 Claflin
 25 Claflin
 26 Clemson
 27 Clinton JC
 28 Co.Carolina
 29 Coker
 30 Coker
 31 Columbia Internat.
 32 Columbia Internat.
 33 Columbia, SC
 34 Converse
 35 Conway (SC)
 36 Conway Christian
 37 Daniel
 38 Denmark Tech
 39 Denmark Tech
 40 Dutch Fork
 41 Erskine
 42 Erskine
 43 Flora
 44 Florence Wildcats
 45 Francis Marion
 46 Francis Marion
 47 Furman
 48 Furman
 49 Gray Academy
 50 Great Falls (SC)
 51 Hammond
 52 Heathwood Hall
 53 Hillcrest (SC)
 54 Lake View (SC)
 55 Lakewood (SC)
 56 Lancaster (SC)
 57 Lander
 58 Lander
 59 Liberty (SC)
 60 Limestone
 61 Limestone
 62 Lions Basketball
 63 Lower Richland
 64 Morris
 65 Morris
 66 N.Greenville
 67 N.Greenville
 68 Newberry
 69 Newberry
 70 Northwestern (SC)
 71 Open Bible
 72 Presbyterian
 73 Presbyterian
 74 PT Players
 75 Ridge View
 76 Rock Hill (SC)
 77 S.Carolina
 78 S.Carolina AS
 79 S.Carolina St.
 80 S.Carolina St.
 81 S.Wesleyan
 82 S.Wesleyan
 83 Spartanburg
 84 Spartanburg Chr.
 85 Spartanburg Day
 86 Spartanburg Meth.JC
 87 Spartanburg Meth.JC
 88 St.Joseph Catholic
 89 Union County
 90 USC Aiken
 91 USC Aiken
 92 USC Upstate
 93 USC Upstate
 94 USC-Salkahatcie JC
 95 Voorhees
 96 Voorhees
 97 Winthrop
 98 Wofford
 99 Wofford
 100 Woodland (SC)
 101 York Prep
Group D
 1 Aberdeen Central
 2 Aberdeen Christian
 3 Arlington (SD)
 4 Augustana, SD
 5 Augustana, SD
 6 Black Hills St.
 7 Custer (SD)
 8 Dakota St.
 9 Dakota Wesleyan
 10 Dakota Wesleyan
 11 Harding County
 12 Huron
 13 Karpos Sokoli
 14 Kimball/White
 15 Kumanovo
 16 Little Wound
 17 Madison (SD)
 18 Mount Marty
 19 Mount Marty
 20 Northern St.
 21 Northern St.
 22 Oglala Lakota
 23 Peja
 24 Presentation
 25 Presentation
 26 S.Dakota
 27 S.Dakota
 28 S.Dakota Mines
 29 S.Dakota Mines
 30 S.Dakota St.
 31 S.Dakota St.
 32 Sioux Falls
 33 Sioux Falls
 34 Sioux Falls S.
 35 St.Francis Indian
 36 Teodo Tivat

Regular Season: Round 13

A

Jan. 24: Beroe - Kumanovo 91-70
Jan. 24: Bashkimi - Teodo Tivat 76-79
Jan. 24: Kozuv - Sigal Prishtina 73-65

B

Jan. 25: Peja - SK Tirana 96-72
Jan. 25: Karpos Sokoli - Feni Industries 79-63
Jan. 26: Sutjeska - Trepca 78-80

Second Stage: Round 1

C

Jan. 31: Beroe - Sutjeska
Jan. 31: Kozuv - Feni Industries

D

Feb. 1: Teodo Tivat - Peja
Feb. 1: Karpos Sokoli - Kumanovo


Trepca survived a last-minute tie in its final BIBL game for the season - by Eurobasket News

KB Trepca finished its first season in SIGAL-UNIQA Balkan League with a thrilling 80-78 win over KK Sutjeska. The team from Kosovo has 4 victories and 6 defeats, but could not advance to the Second Stage of the competition. On the other side, KK Sutjeska had already secured its position in the Top 8 by 5 wins and 5 defeats. KK Sutjeska started on a good note and went ahead by 15-8 early in the first quarter. However, nothing was over for KB Trepca, who needed a little bit more than a minute to tie it at 15-15. The guest from Kosovo stayed focused and had a four-point lead after 10 minutes on the court. The second period was Harrison Turpin and Montreal showtime. The American duo was on fire and led the team to 52-39 at half time. KK Sutjeska trailed by 18 points midway through the third quarter before rallying to held its opponent scoreless for two minutes in the final quarter and managed to stay close. Although the Montenegrin team cut its deficit to 67-73, Trepca used another 5-0 burst to gain another six-point advantage. Igor Cvorovic (203-SF-96) tied the game at 78-78 on a lay up with a minute to go in regulation, but then Jeremy Wise (191-G-86, college: S.Mississippi) hit the game-winner on a jump shot to prevent an overtime. Stutz Frederic (8 rebounds) and Montreal Scott (9 rebounds) combined for 38 points for the winners, each by scoring 19, while Jeremy Wise (6 assists) and Harrison Turpin added 14 points each. Igor Cvorovic had 18 points in defeat. Jayon James (198-F/G-92, college: La-Monroe) scored 13, and Marko Perovic collected 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Courtesy of: balkanleague.net



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Round 15: Jurmala beat Nevezis by one after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all hosts won their games.

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Baltic League took place in Jurmala. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Lithuanian Nevezis (8-4) to fourth ranked Latvian Jurmala (6-6) 72-71 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Nevezis. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 21-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for center Viktors Iljins (212-91) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Edmunds Elksnis (187-90) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91) answered with 15 points and 9 assists for Nevezis. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Jurmala maintains fourth place with 6-6 record, which they share with BK Ogre. Nevezis at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Rapla and Jekabpils.
Baltic League top team - Latvian Barons Riga (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-10) 80-73. It was a great evening for center Davis Rozitis (215-90, college: Hawaii) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Denis Krestinin helped adding 8 points and 10 rebounds. Barons Riga's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) with 25 points and 4 assists. Barons Riga have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-2 record. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau keeps the seventh position with ten games lost.
The game between fifth ranked Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (5-7) and 7th ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-10) in Liepaja on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Liepaja/Triobet outscored guests from Atyrau 87-50. It was a quality performance for Arturs Ausejs who led the winners and scored 25 points. Trevin Parks came up with 17 points for Barsy Atyrau in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liepaja/Triobet maintains fifth place with 5-7 record, which they share with TTU. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau keeps the seventh position with ten games lost.

In the last two games of round 15 Valmiera was beaten by P.Zvaigzdes on the road 77-71. BK Ogre won against TTU on its own court 97-93.

Barons Riga - Barsy Atyrau 80-73

Baltic League top team - Latvian Barons Riga (10-2) added another victory to their record. This time they beat seventh ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-10) 80-73. The hosts were already 14 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 21-14 Barsy Atyrau's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 80-73 at the end of the game. It was a great evening for center Davis Rozitis (215-90, college: Hawaii) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. Lithuanian forward Denis Krestinin (202-94, agency: BeoBasket) helped adding 8 points and 10 rebounds. Rozitis is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Barons Riga's coach allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) with 25 points and 4 assists and Russian-Kazakhstan forward Pavel Micheev (201-83) scored 9 points and 8 rebounds. Barons Riga have an impressive series of seven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 10-2 record. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau keeps the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Barons Riga: D.Geks 15+1reb+1ast, K.Mediss 13+4reb+1ast, D.Rozitis 12+10reb+4ast, T.Larson 9+2reb+1ast, D.Krestinin 8+10reb+1ast, T.Jogela 7+1ast
Barsy Atyrau: T.Parks 25+3reb+4ast, P.Ilin 10+2reb+1ast, R.Cook 10+4reb+3ast, P.Micheev 9+8reb, V.Matyukevych 7+4reb, M.Yevstigneyev 7+4reb
gschID: 495362


P.Zvaigzdes - Valmiera 77-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with eighth ranked Lithuanian P.Zvaigzdes' (11-1) home victory over 9th ranked Latvian Valmiera (9-3) in Pasvalys 77-71 on Wednesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 20-9. But Valmiera won third quarter 23-14. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. P.Zvaigzdes made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for Osvaldas Olisevicius (200-93) who led the winners and scored 8 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Power forward Egidijus Dimsa (204-85) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. American point guard Damier Pitts (177-89, college: Marshall) came up with 14 points and 9 assists and Arturs Berzins (204-88) added 17 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Valmiera in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for P.Zvaigzdes. They maintain eighth place with 11-1 record. Defending Latvian champion Valmiera keeps the ninth position with three games lost.
Top scorers:
P.Zvaigzdes: E.Dimsa 16+1reb+2ast, S.Babrauskas 11+5reb+2ast, E.Zabas 11+3reb, A.Agafonov 10+5reb+2ast, O.Olisevicius 8+9reb+4ast, D.Low 7+3reb+6ast
Valmiera: A.Berzins 17+9reb, D.Pitts 14+4reb+9ast, L.Blaus 12+5reb, D.Viksne 8+3reb+3ast, J.Kaufmanis 7+1reb, E.Jonats 6+7reb
gschID: 495358


BK Ogre - TTU 97-93

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both eleventh ranked Latvian BK Ogre and 12th ranked Estonian TTU had identical 5-6 record. This time BK Ogre used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Tallinn 97-93 on Wednesday night. The hosts trailed by 6 points at the halftime before their 30-18 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. BK Ogre shot 27 for 39 from the free-throw line, while TTU only scored eight points from the stripe. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 58.3 percentage. It was an exceptional evening for forward Karlis Apsitis (200-92) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 4 assists. Forward Lauris Mizis (198-89) accounted for 16 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Power forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) came up with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!), 13 rebounds and 4 assists and Sten Olmre (192-95) added 16 points and 5 rebounds respectively for TTU in the defeat. Five BK Ogre and four TTU players scored in double figures. BK Ogre (6-6) moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Jurmala. Loser TTU dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. They share it with Liepaja/Triobet.
Top scorers:
BK Ogre: K.Apsitis 18+4reb+4ast, L.Mizis 16+7reb+3ast, K.Plavnieks 15+1reb+8ast, G.Antrops 14+2reb+2ast, M.Vitols 12+2reb+1ast, R.Zebergs 11+5reb
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 33+13reb+4ast, S.Olmre 16+5reb+3ast, I.Pajumets 13+2reb+1ast, R.Koort 12+3reb+1ast, T.Raadik 8+2reb+1ast, S.Viilup 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495361


Jurmala - Nevezis 72-71

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Baltic League took place in Jurmala. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-best Lithuanian Nevezis (8-4) to fourth ranked Latvian Jurmala (6-6) 72-71 on Wednesday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Nevezis. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 21-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for center Viktors Iljins (212-91) who saved his team from a defeat with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds. Guard Edmunds Elksnis (187-90) contributed with 13 points for the winners. Croatian guard Toni Prostran (182-91) answered with 15 points and 9 assists and center Karolis Petrukonis (212-87, college: Clemson) added 10 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Nevezis. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Jurmala maintains fourth place with 6-6 record, which they share with BK Ogre. Nevezis at the other side keep the second position with four games lost. They share it with Rapla and Jekabpils.
Top scorers:
Jurmala: V.Iljins 27+12reb+1ast, E.Elksnis 13+4reb+1ast, J.Dilevka 7+2reb+1ast, A.Strelnieks 7+4reb+1ast, E.Jeromanovs 6+3reb+5ast, J.Rozitis 5+4reb+1ast
Nevezis: T.Prostran 15+2reb+9ast, J.Love-Roberts 10+1reb+3ast, V.Volkus 10+3reb, K.Petrukonis 10+9reb+2ast, P.Petrilevicius 9+4reb+1ast, I.Smiljanic 9+6reb+2ast
gschID: 495360


Liepaja/Triobet - Barsy Atyrau 87-50

The game between fifth ranked Latvian Liepaja/Triobet (5-7) and 7th ranked Kazakhstan Barsy Atyrau (2-10) in Liepaja on Monday ended with biggest points difference. Liepaja/Triobet outscored guests from Atyrau 87-50. The game without a history. Liepaja/Triobet led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Liepaja/Triobet outrebounded Barsy Atyrau 51-19 including a 16-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a quality performance for guard Arturs Ausejs (192-90) who led the winners and scored 25 points. American forward Carl Montgomery (203, college: Chicago St.) accounted for 10 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. American point guard Trevin Parks (180-91, college: Johnson C. Smith) came up with 17 points and swingman Nikolay Bazhkin (198-90) added 10 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Barsy Atyrau in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Liepaja/Triobet maintains fifth place with 5-7 record, which they share with TTU. Defending Kazakhstan champion Barsy Atyrau keeps the seventh position with ten games lost.
Top scorers:
Liepaja/Triobet: A.Ausejs 25+3reb, R.Krastins 13+4reb, C.Montgomery 10+13reb+3ast, L.McMullan 10+4reb+1ast, K.Pauls Lasmanis 9+3reb+1ast, A.Butjankovs 8+10reb
Barsy Atyrau: T.Parks 17+4reb, N.Bazhkin 10+7reb, M.Yevstigneyev 6+3reb+1ast, R.Cook 5+1reb+1ast, P.Ilin 3+1reb, V.Matyukevych 2
gschID: 495357





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

26-year old power forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-F/C-90, agency: Octagon Europe) had a very impressive game in the last round for TTU and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
He had a double-double of 33 points and 13 rebounds, while his team was edged out by BK Ogre (#11, 6-6) 97-93. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. TTU maintains the 12th position in Baltic League . TTU is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 7th lost game this season out of 12 games. In the team's last game Jarvelainen had a remarkable 75.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be TTU's top player in his first season with the team. Jarvelainen has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.8ppg), rebounds (8th best: 7.6rpg) and averages solid 55.5% FGP and 41.9% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Viktors Iljins (212-C-91) of Jurmala. He is a center in his first season at Jurmala. In the last game Iljins recorded impressive double-double of 27 points and 12 rebounds. It was enough for Jurmala to edge slightly higher-ranked Nevezis (#2, 8-4) by 1 point 72-71. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Jurmala consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. His team's 6-6 record is not bad at all. Iljins is a newcomer at Jurmala and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Trevin Parks (180-PG-91) of Barsy Atyrau (#7). Parks scored 25 points and passed four assists. Despite Parks' great performance Barsy Atyrau lost 73-80 to the higher-ranked Barons Riga (#1, 10-2). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Barsy Atyrau can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 2-10 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Parks he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Parks has individually a great season in Baltic League. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.9ppg (best scorer). He also has 2.3spg and FGP: 53.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Karlis Apsitis (200-F-92) of BK Ogre - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Arturs Ausejs (192-G-90) of Liepaja/Triobet - 25 points and 3 rebounds
6. Lauris Mizis (198-F-89) of BK Ogre - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Davis Rozitis (215-C-90) of Barons Riga - 12 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Lauris Blaus (208-C-90) of Valmiera - 12 points and 5 rebounds
9. Arturs Berzins (204-PF-88) of Valmiera - 17 points and 9 rebounds
10. Davis Geks (192-SG-95) of Barons Riga - 15 points

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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Jordan Theodore claims Basketball Champions League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Jordan Theodore (182-PG-89) had a great game in the last round for league's second-best Banvit BK and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old playmaker got a double-double of 16 points and twelve assists, while his team crushed Bakken (#8, 1-13) with 24-point margin 92-68. Banvit BK maintains the 2nd position in their group in Basketball Champions League group A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Banvit BK will need more victories to improve their 11-3 record. In the team's last game Theodore had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Banvit BK's top player in his first season with the team. Seton Hall University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Theodore is in league's top in points (9th best: 15.2ppg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-G-91) of Kataja Basket. Mullings impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Kataja Basket lost that game 73-83 to the higher-ranked Pinar Karsiyaka (#2, 9-5). This loss caused Kataja Basket to drop to 7th position in group B. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Mullings is a newcomer at Kataja Basket and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 15.5ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 7.3rpg and 3.6apg.

The third best performed player last round was American Scottie Reynolds (188-PG-87) of Cibona (#6). Reynolds showcased his all-around game by recording 15 points, five rebounds and eleven assists (!!!) in the last round. Despite Reynolds' great performance Cibona lost 71-77 to slightly higher-ranked Oostende (#5, 6-8). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Cibona not to end season at such low position in group D, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Reynolds could try to bring Cibona's a little bit higher in the standings. Reynolds has individually a great season in Basketball Champions League. After 11 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.8apg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 54.5% and 3PT: 44.0%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nick Minnerath (207-PF-88) of Avtodor - 28 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-C-94) of Strasbourg - 16 points and 10 rebounds
6. Milos Borisov (201-G/F-85) of Szolnok - 23 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Kyrylo Fesenko (216-C-86) of Scandone AV - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Adam Hrycaniuk (206-C-84) of Stelmet ZG - 19 points and 10 rebounds
9. Jean Salumu (193-F-90) of Oostende - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Rolands Freimanis (208-PF-88) of Usak - 23 points and 10 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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Pelkic's double-double lands him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

33-year old forward Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) put on an amazing game in the last round for Leotar and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 12.
He had a double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Spars Sarajevo (#5, 6-6) 80-70. Leotar maintains the 8th position in Bosnia and Herzegovina league. Leotar is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 4-7 record. In the team's last game Pelkic had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Leotar, through which he has constantly improved. Pelkic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 15.0ppg), rebounds (4th best: 7.5rpg) and averages solid 67.4% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Jan Mocnik (178-PG-87) of Siroki Primorka. He is Slovenian guard in his first season at Siroki Primorka. In the last game Mocnik recorded impressive double-double of 26 points and 10 assists. It was enough for Siroki Primorka to edge the higher-ranked Kakanj (#3, 7-4) by 2 points 94-92. Siroki Primorka'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 5-7 record. Mocnik is a newcomer at Siroki Primorka and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Mujo Tuljkovic (202-F-79, agency: BeoBasket) of Bosnjak (#10). Tuljkovic showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Bosnjak, leading his team to a 85-71 easy win against the higher-ranked Zrinjski HT (#2, 8-3). Bosnjak can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-9 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tuljkovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tuljkovic has individually a great season in Bosnia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.0ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Zlatko Jovanovic (181-PG-84) of Spars Sarajevo - 31 points and 3 assists
5. Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) of Spars Sarajevo - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Amir Dovadzija (193-G-84) of Bosnjak - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Bojan Stanojevic (203-C-88) of Mladost - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Aldin Dzelmo (196-F/G-92) of Kakanj - 19 points and 3 rebounds
9. Bozo Djumic (208-C/F-92) of Sloboda Tuzla - 16 points and 7 rebounds
10. Srdan Damjanovic (186-PG-94) of Bosnjak - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 21: Flamengo - Franca 80-83
Jan. 25: Paulistano - Campo Mourao 78-85
Jan. 26: Caxias do Sul - Brasilia 76-81
Jan. 26: Vasco Da G. - Minas 75-87
Jan. 23: Macae - Franca 75-78
Jan. 25: B.Cearense - Pinheiros 74-77
Jan. 26: Macae - Bauru 67-87
Jan. 24: Flamengo - Bauru 63-72
Jan. 25: L.Sorocaba - Mogi 60-90

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. 22: Mogi - Vitoria 75-72
Jan. 16: Macae - Vasco Da G. 58-69

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 27: Paulistano - Mogi
Jan. 27: L.Sorocaba - Campo Mourao
Jan. 27: Vitoria - Pinheiros
Jan. 28: Vasco Da G. - Brasilia
Jan. 28: Caxias do Sul - Minas

Round 10

Jan. 28: Vasco Da G. - Flamengo


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.20.9 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Vieira, Flamengo19.5 
 4. Holloway, Pinheiros19.5 
 5. Mariano, Brasilia19.3 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi18.8 
 7. Garcia, Bauru18.8 
 8. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 9. Jackson, Vasco D.17.2 
 10. Anthony, Macae17.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.2 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.2 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.9 
 4. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 5. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.6 
 6. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.2 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.1 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia7.0 
 9. Bernardi, Caxias d.6.8 
 10. Maynard, Minas6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.7 
 2. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.7 
 4. Rodgers, Minas5.5 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria5.4 
 6. Borges, Franca5.3 
 7. Freitas, Campo M.5.2 
 8. Anthony, Macae5.1 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.4.9 
 10. Taylor, Mogi4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.3 
 2. Rodgers, Minas2.1 
 3. Curnell, Mogi1.9 
 4. Toledo, B.Cearense1.9 
 5. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 7. Holloway, Pinheiros1.7 
 8. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
 9. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
 10. Jackson, Vasco D.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Douglas NUNES
  Campo M.
  (208-PF-87)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Nunes, Campo M.1.2 
 2. Lenz, Pinheiros1.0 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 5. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.7 
 7. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 9. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 10. Casimiro, Pinheiros0.5 


NBB Round 16: Paschoalotto/Bauru defeat leader Flamengo - by Eurobasket News

The round was exceptionally exciting as three games ended with a tiny margin. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Flamengo (11-4) in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (10-6) 72-63. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. The former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) replied with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for Flamengo. Flamengo's coach Jose Neto rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Paschoalotto/Bauru have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second position with four games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Flamengo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Rio de Janeiro to the arena Vasco Da G..
Important game to mention about took place in Rio de Janeiro. Eighth ranked Vivo/Franca (9-7) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging top-ranked Flamengo (11-4) 83-80 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Pedro Lima who added 19 points during the contest. Vivo/Franca's coach Helinho Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Vivo/Franca moved-up to sixth place. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second position with four games lost. Vivo/Franca will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Flamengo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Rio de Janeiro to the arena Vasco Da G..
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Universo/Vitoria (9-5) against tenth ranked Mogi (8-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Universo/Vitoria was edged by Mogi in a tough game in Mogi das Cruzes 72-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Universo/Vitoria. The winners were led by Caio Silveira who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by Douglas Kurtz did not help to save the game for Universo/Vitoria. Defending champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Universo/Vitoria at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Mogi will meet Paulistano (#10) in the next round. Universo/Vitoria will play against Pinheiros (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of first ranked Brasilia (12-4) against seventh ranked Vasco Da G. (8-7) on Thursday night. Visiting Brasilia was defeated by Vasco Da G. in a tough game in Rio de Janeiro 76-85. Welington Dos Santos fired 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Vasco Da G.'s coach Dede Barbosa used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Vasco Da G. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 8-7 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Brasilia at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Vasco Da G.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Rio de Janeiro Flamengo.
NBB top team - Brasilia (12-4) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul (2-13) 81-76. It was a very good performance for Guilherme Giovannoni who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Brasilia maintains first position with 12-4 record. Loser Caxias do Sul stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Brasilia will face Vasco Da G. (#7) in Rio de Janeiro in the next round where they are favorite. Caxias do Sul will play at home against Minas (#11) and hope to win that game.

Other games in round 16 were not that significant. Minas beat Vasco Da G. on the road 87-75. Macae was destroyed by Bauru on its own court 67-87. Pinheiros managed to outperform B.Cearense in Sao Paolo 77-74. Paulistano recorded a loss to Campo Mourao at home 78-85. Mogi crushed L.Sorocaba on the opponent's court 90-60. Macae was beaten by Franca in a home game 75-78. Macae won against Mogi on the road 75-69. Mogi lost to defending champion Flamengo on its own court 57-83. Vasco Da G. managed to beat Macae in Rio de Janeiro 69-58.

Vasco Da G. - Minas 75-87

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Minas (7-8) beat higher ranked Vasco Da G. (8-7) in Rio de Janeiro 87-75 on Thursday. Minas made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 Vasco Da G. turnovers. It was a very good performance for American guard Scott Rodgers (191-87, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) who helped to win the game recording 22 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Power forward Anderson Mosso (205-82, college: Chipola JC) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Five Minas players scored in double figures. American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) replied with 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and the former international power forward Murilo Becker (211-83) added 15 points in the effort for Vasco Da G.Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Minas maintains eleventh position with 7-8 record. Loser Vasco Da G. keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Minas will face bottom-ranked Caxias do Sul (#15) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
Vasco Da G.: D.Jackson 20+5reb+4ast, M.Becker 15+3reb+1ast, G.Zilmer 13+5reb, H.Vitor Lima 9+2reb+4ast, W.Drudi 6+5reb, W.Mattos 4+1reb+1ast
Minas: S.Rodgers 22+6reb+6ast, A.Mosso 18+5reb, D.Maynard 15+4reb, D.Fuzaro 13+3ast, P.Boracini 10+4reb+4ast, W.Ferreira 5+1reb
gschID: 495489


Caxias do Sul - Brasilia 76-81

NBB top team - Brasilia (12-4) added another victory to their record on Thursday. This time they beat fifteenth ranked Caxias do Sul (2-13) 81-76. They outrebounded Caxias do Sul 40-29 including 29 on the defensive glass. Brasilia looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for international Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds. Alex Oliveira (196-83) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Rafael Stabile (194-88) replied with 12 points and 7 rebounds and center Marcao Vinicius (205-84) added 15 points in the effort for Caxias do Sul. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Brasilia maintains first position with 12-4 record. Loser Caxias do Sul stay at the bottom place with 13 games lost. Brasilia will face Vasco Da G. (#7) in Rio de Janeiro in the next round where they are favorite. Caxias do Sul will play at home against Minas (#11) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Caxias do Sul: F.Lima 16+1ast, M.Vinicius 15+4reb+2ast, R.Stabile 12+7reb+3ast, D.Conceicao 12+5reb+1ast, G.Vinicius 8+3reb+2ast, G.Pereira 6+4reb+2ast
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 20+12reb, A.Oliveira 14+6reb+2ast, L.Mariano 14+5reb+1ast, D.Ramos 12+4reb+3ast, J.Campos 9+3ast, J.Bernardi 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495490


Macae - Bauru 67-87

Very expected game when 14th ranked Macae (3-13) was smashed at home by fifth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (10-6) 87-67 on Thursday. Quite impressive performance for international guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 assists. International Leonardo Meindl (201-93) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Four Paschoalotto/Bauru players scored in double figures. Paschoalotto/Bauru's coach Demetrius Ferraciu used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) replied with 21 points and 7 assists and Erick Camilo (203-92) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Macae. Paschoalotto/Bauru have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Loser Macae keeps the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Macae: K.Anthony 21+3reb+7ast, T.Carneiro 12+5reb+1ast, E.Camilo 10+8reb, R.Da Silva 9+2reb+1ast, B.Simmons 8+3reb+1ast, I.Avelino 7+1reb+1ast
Bauru: L.Meindl 22+4reb+2ast, A.Garcia 19+3reb+7ast, S.Santos 11+6reb+1ast, J.Andrade 11+5reb+2ast, S.Pierotti 9+1reb, G.Yeye Torres 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 495488


B.Cearense - Pinheiros 74-77

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked Pinheiros (9-6) edged 11th ranked SKY/Basquete (6-9) in Aldeota 77-74 on Wednesday. Quite impressive performance for American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four Pinheiros players scored in double figures. The former international forward Marcus Vinicius Toledo (201-86) replied with 14 points and 6 rebounds and the former international forward Felipe Ribeiro (201-79) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for SKY/Basquete. SKY/Basquete's coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Pinheiros moved-up to fifth place. Loser SKY/Basquete dropped to the twelfth position with nine games lost. Pinheiros will face higher ranked Universo/Vitoria (#4) in Salvador in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
B.Cearense: M.Vinicius Toledo 14+6reb+3ast, F.Ribeiro 10+8reb, E.Machado 10+2reb+1ast, A.Parisotto 8+2reb, D.Rossetto 8+2reb+6ast, T.Lima 7+3reb+4ast
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 20+6reb+6ast, R.Ansaloni 18+5reb+1ast, C.Bennett 13+3reb+1ast, A.Neto 11+4reb+1ast, R.Lenz 9+3reb+3ast, G.Barbosa 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495486


Paulistano - Campo Mourao 78-85

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Paulistano (8-7) lost to ninth ranked Campo Mourao (8-7) in Sao Paolo 78-85 on Wednesday. Campo Mourao made 22-of-27 free shots (81.5 percent) during the game. Quite impressive performance for the former international Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) who helped to win the game recording 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. American guard Isaac Thornton (190-91, college: Fairmont St.) contributed with 14 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-87) replied with 16 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Arthur Pecos (183-95) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists in the effort for Paulistano. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Campo Mourao moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Paulistano. Campo Mourao will face Liga Sorocaba (#13) in Sorocabana in the next round where they are favorite.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: J.Luz dos Santos 16+7reb+2ast, E.Carvalho 15+2reb+2ast, L.Dias Silva 13+4reb+2ast, R.Carbonari 11+5reb+1ast, A.Pecos 9+6reb+8ast, G.Hubner 6+5reb+1ast
Campo Mourao: B.Nardi Duarte 18+6reb+6ast, G.Brown 17+3reb+1ast, D.Nunes 14+4reb, I.Thornton 14+8reb+2ast, C.Freitas 8+9reb+2ast, L.Da Silva 6+1reb
gschID: 495484


L.Sorocaba - Mogi 60-90

Everything went according to plan when tenth ranked Mogi (8-7) outplayed 13th ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-11) in Sorocabana 90-60 on Wednesday. Mogi shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. Liga Sorocaba was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) contributed with 14 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Mogi players scored in double figures. Alexandre de Souza (202-92) replied with 10 points and 9 rebounds and guard Rafael Castellon (192-85) added 8 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Liga Sorocaba. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Liga Sorocaba lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 11 games lost. Mogi will face Paulistano (#10) in Sao Paolo in the next round. Liga Sorocaba will play at home against Campo Mourao and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: J.Sobral 11+3reb, L.Moraes 10+4reb, A.de Souza 10+9reb+1ast, T.Bento 8+3reb+1ast, E.Cafferata 8+4reb, R.Castellon 8+6reb+2ast
Mogi: S.Stallworth 22+5reb+3ast, T.Curnell 14+4reb+5ast, V.Lersch 12+5reb+3ast, G.Filipin 10+2reb+1ast, G.Santo 7+2reb, E.Corazza 6+2reb+3ast
gschID: 495485


Flamengo - Bauru 63-72

The most surprising game was another loss of top-ranked Flamengo (11-4) in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by fifth ranked Paschoalotto/Bauru (10-6) 72-63. Worth to mention a great performance of international guard Alex Garcia (191-80, agency: Interperformances) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 6 assists. The former international Jefferson Andrade (207-83) contributed with 21 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) replied with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Leonardo Jacon (199-96, college: Southeastern CC) added 14 points in the effort for Flamengo. Flamengo's coach Jose Neto rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Paschoalotto/Bauru have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second position with four games lost. Paschoalotto/Bauru will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Flamengo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Rio de Janeiro to the arena Vasco Da G..
Top scorers:
Flamengo: L.Jacon 14+3reb, J.Paulo Lopez 12+4reb, O.Rodriguez 9+7reb, R.Ramon 8+4reb+3ast, H.Rollins 7+6reb+1ast, M.Vieira 5+6reb+7ast
Bauru: J.Andrade 21+5reb+1ast, A.Garcia 18+4reb+6ast, S.Santos 9+10reb+2ast, L.Meindl 8+8reb+3ast, G.Pereira 7+5reb+1ast, J.Carlos Junior 5+5reb
gschID: 495483


Macae - Franca 75-78

There was no surprise when 14th ranked Macae (3-13) was edged at home by eighth ranked Vivo/Franca (9-7) 78-75 on Monday. Strangely Macae outrebounded Vivo/Franca 36-24 including 27 on the defensive glass. Macae was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 assists. Point guard Alexey Borges (188-95) contributed with 11 points and 7 assists for the winners. Four Vivo/Franca players scored in double figures. Vivo/Franca's coach Helinho Garcia used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) replied with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and power forward Luiz Paulo Dos Santos (210-89, college: Slippery Rock) added 13 points and 11 rebounds in the effort for Macae. Vivo/Franca moved-up to sixth place. Loser Macae keeps the fourteenth position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Macae: K.Anthony 22+5reb+5ast, E.Camilo 15+6reb+1ast, L.Paulo Dos Santos 13+11reb+3ast, T.Carneiro 9+3reb+4ast, B.Simmons 7+3reb, R.Da Silva 3+1reb+1ast
Franca: C.Araujo 15+1reb, H.Coelho 14+3reb+7ast, L.Cipolini 11+7reb, A.Borges 11+3reb+7ast, P.Lima 10+2reb+1ast, J.Pedro Demetrio 9+5reb
gschID: 495482


Flamengo - Franca 80-83

Important game to mention about took place in Rio de Janeiro. Eighth ranked Vivo/Franca (9-7) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging top-ranked Flamengo (11-4) 83-80 on Saturday evening. Worth to mention a great performance of international point guard Henrique Coelho (183-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and Pedro Lima (191-87) who added 19 points during the contest. Vivo/Franca's coach Helinho Garcia allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. At the losing side the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) responded with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) produced a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds. Five Flamengo players scored in double figures. Vivo/Franca moved-up to sixth place. Defending champion Flamengo dropped to the second position with four games lost. Vivo/Franca will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Flamengo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Rio de Janeiro to the arena Vasco Da G..
Top scorers:
Flamengo: M.Vieira 21+6reb+6ast, O.Rodriguez 19+12reb+1ast, J.Paulo Lopez 13+6reb+1ast, R.Ramon 12+4reb+6ast, H.Rollins 10+8reb, P.Wellausen 3+2reb+1ast
Franca: H.Coelho 20+6reb+5ast, P.Lima 19+1reb+3ast, A.Ferreira 15+4reb+1ast, L.Cipolini 7+6reb+1ast, E.Sommer 7+7reb+3ast, A.Stefanelli 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 495481


Round 5
Mogi - Macae 69-75

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Macae (3-13) beat higher ranked Mogi (8-7) in Mogi das Cruzes 75-69 on Thursday. Quite impressive performance for American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Rafael Da Silva (201-91) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Four Macae players scored in double figures. Naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) replied with 22 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) added 20 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Mogi. Macae maintains fourteenth position with 3-13 record. Defending champion Mogi dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Macae will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Mogi: S.Stallworth 22+6reb+5ast, T.Curnell 20+8reb+1ast, C.Silveira 11+11reb+1ast, J.de Oliveira 8+4reb+1ast, G.Filipin 6+1reb+1ast, E.Corazza 2+1reb+5ast
Macae: R.Da Silva 19+4reb+2ast, G.Schneider 17+5reb+1ast, K.Anthony 15+10reb+5ast, E.Camilo 11+6reb+3ast, L.Paulo Dos Santos 5+2reb, I.Avelino 4+3reb+1ast
gschID: 524433


Round 6
Mogi - Flamengo 57-83

Very expected game when 10th ranked Mogi (8-7) was smashed by first ranked Flamengo (11-4) in Mogi das Cruzes 83-57 on Tuesday. Flamengo looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Mogi's players. Quite impressive performance for the former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). The former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) contributed with 17 points and 6 assists for the winners. Naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) replied with 22 points and the former international center Caio Silveira (211-87, agency: Interperformances) added 8 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Mogi. Mogi's coach Jorge Guerra gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. Despite that victory Flamengo went down to second position due to points difference. Defending champion Mogi dropped to the seventh place with seven games lost. Flamengo's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Rio de Janeiro to the arena Vasco Da G..
Top scorers:
Mogi: S.Stallworth 22+4reb, C.Silveira 8+10reb, G.Filipin 6+1ast, V.Lersch 5+3reb+1ast, E.Corazza 4+2ast, J.de Oliveira 4+1reb
Flamengo: O.Rodriguez 22+12reb+1ast, M.Vieira 17+1reb+6ast, M.Machado 8+2reb+5ast, R.Ramon 8+1reb+3ast, J.Paulo Lopez 8+9reb+4ast, L.Jacon 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 524432


Round 8
Mogi - Vitoria 75-72

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Universo/Vitoria (9-5) against tenth ranked Mogi (8-7) on Sunday night. Visiting Universo/Vitoria was edged by Mogi in a tough game in Mogi das Cruzes 72-75. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Universo/Vitoria. Universo/Vitoria trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 22-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 72-75 at the end of the game. Mogi made 19-of-25 free shots (76.0 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Universo/Vitoria turnovers. The winners were led by the former international center Caio Silveira (211-87, agency: Interperformances) who scored that evening 19 points and 6 rebounds and American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) supported him with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Even 15 points and 9 rebounds by center Douglas Kurtz (213-87, college: Hawaii) did not help to save the game for Universo/Vitoria. American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) added 13 points and 7 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Defending champion moved-up to seventh place, which they share with 3 other teams. Universo/Vitoria at the other side dropped to the fourth position with five games lost. Mogi will meet Paulistano (#10) in the next round. Universo/Vitoria will play against Pinheiros (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Vitoria: A.Silva 17+1reb+2ast, K.Sheard 15+1reb+3ast, D.Kurtz 15+9reb, K.Dawkins 13+2reb+7ast, C.Hayes 8+3reb+1ast, E.de Oliveira 2+6reb+2ast
Mogi: C.Silveira 19+6reb+3ast, T.Curnell 16+5reb+2ast, S.Stallworth 15+2reb+6ast, E.Corazza 15+1reb+4ast, J.de Oliveira 8+6reb+4ast, G.Santo 2
gschID: 523142


Vasco Da G. - Brasilia 85-76

Very important is a road loss of first ranked Brasilia (12-4) against seventh ranked Vasco Da G. (8-7) on Thursday night. Visiting Brasilia was defeated by Vasco Da G. in a tough game in Rio de Janeiro 76-85. Vasco Da G. made 21-of-26 charity shots (80.8 percent) during the game. The former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) fired 25 points, 9 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) chipped in 15 points and 5 rebounds. Four Vasco Da G. players scored in double figures. Vasco Da G.'s coach Dede Barbosa used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. International Guilherme Giovannoni (203-80) produced 24 points and 8 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) and international power forward Lucas Mariano (208-93) added 23 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Vasco Da G. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 8-7 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Brasilia at the other side still keeps top place with four games lost. Vasco Da G.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Rio de Janeiro Flamengo.
Top scorers:
Brasilia: G.Giovannoni 24+8reb+3ast, L.Mariano 23+7reb+1ast, D.Ramos 8+3reb+7ast, F.de Assis 8+4ast, J.Bernardi 6+1reb, J.Campos 5+2reb+4ast
Vasco Da G.: W.Dos Santos 25+4reb+9ast, H.Vitor Lima 16+2reb+1ast, D.Jackson 15+5reb+3ast, M.Becker 11+3reb, G.Zilmer 8+5reb+1ast, W.Drudi 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 533706


Macae - Vasco Da G. 58-69

Very predictable result when seventh ranked Vasco Da G. (8-7) won against on the road 14th ranked Macae (3-13) 69-58 on Monday. Quite impressive performance for the former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) who helped to win the game recording 15 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals. American guard David Jackson (195-82, college: Penn St.) contributed with 15 points for the winners. American point guard Kendall Anthony (173-93, college: Richmond) replied with 13 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and guard Guilherme Schneider (193-86) added 9 points in the effort for Macae. Vasco Da G. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain seventh position with 8-7 record, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Macae keeps the fourteenth place with 13 games lost. Vasco Da G.'s supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Rio de Janeiro Flamengo.
Top scorers:
Macae: K.Anthony 13+5reb+6ast, B.Simmons 10+2reb, T.Carneiro 9+1reb, G.Schneider 9+3reb+2ast, I.Avelino 6+2reb+1ast, W.Borges 5+4reb+1ast
Vasco Da G.: W.Dos Santos 15+5reb+7ast, D.Jackson 15+3reb, G.Zilmer 12+2reb+2ast, M.Becker 8+4reb+3ast, H.Vitor Lima 8+3reb, W.Drudi 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 533404





Rafael Hettsheimer (ex Bauru) agreed terms with Fuenlabrada - by Eurobasket News

Montakit Fuenlabrada (Liga Endesa) inked 31-year old Brazilian international center Rafael Hettsheimer (206-118kg-86). He has a double citizenship as he also holds Spanish passport. Hettsheimer played recently at Paschoalotto/Bauru in Brazilian NBB league. He has played there for the last three years. In 14 NBB games he recorded very impressive stats: 19.9ppg and 7.8rpg this season.
Hettsheimer won Liga Americas championship title in 2015.
He has been also a member of Brazilian international program for some years. Hettsheimer has regularly played for Brazilian senior team since 2005 and previously for U21 National Team back in 2004.
He also represented Brazil at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) last year. His stats at that event were 5 games: 4.2ppg, 2.0rpg.
Hettsheimer has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hettsheimer has played previously professionally also in Spain (Real Madrid, Unicaja Malaga, Girona FC, Vic and Blusens Monbus) and Brazil (COC Ribeirao).
His game is described as: Not so tall to play at center, he manages to keep the position thanks to powerful body and athletic skills. He could became a good PF, because he knows how to step out and hit the basket from mid-range. Has defensive mentality, but needs to improve this part of the game. Has yet upside, however.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Memorial 9-5 
 2. UNB 8-4 
 3. Dalhousie 8-4 
 4. St.Mary's 8-5 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-6 
 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 7-7 
 3. Guelph 3-9 
 4. Lakehead 3-10 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 13-0 
 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 6-5 
 3. Concordia 5-4 
 4. Laval 4-5 
 5. Bishop's 2-7 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 25: Ryerson - McMaster 99-77
Jan. 26: Concordia - Bishop's 76-55
Jan. 26: Laval - UQAM 66-70
Jan. 27: Ottawa - Western
Jan. 27: Laurier - Waterloo
Jan. 27: Dalhousie - Cape Breton
Jan. 27: Acadia - UPEI
Jan. 27: St.Mary's - UNB
Jan. 27: Nipissing - Queen's
Jan. 27: Carleton - Windsor
Jan. 27: Algoma - Guelph
Jan. 27: Ryerson - Brock
Jan. 27: Laurentian - York
Jan. 27: Calgary - Regina
Jan. 27: UNBC - Manitoba
Jan. 27: Mount Royal - Saskatchewan
Jan. 27: Winnipeg - MacEwan
Jan. 27: UBC Okanagan - Lethbridge
Jan. 27: Brandon - UBC
Jan. 27: TWU - Victoria
Jan. 27: TRU - UFV


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. Gilmore, McMaster20.6 
 7. Nissen, Acadia20.5 
 8. Kokko, Laurier19.8 
 9. Clayton, St.Mary''s19.7 
 10. Peter-M., Ryerson19.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike PEREIRA
  Waterloo
  (196-F-93)
  Avg: 11
 1. Pereira, Waterloo11.0 
 2. Dut, UPEI10.8 
 3. Nissen, Acadia10.8 
 4. Bercy, St.Franc.10.8 
 5. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 6. Ross, Mount Royal9.9 
 7. Layton, Mount R.9.6 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster9.5 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.1 
 10. Shaver, Nipissing9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Masters, UNB5.9 
 2. Keane, Carleton5.5 
 3. Mata, Dalhousie5.3 
 4. Farkic, Western4.9 
 5. Allen, TWU4.9 
 6. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.7 
 7. Agyeman, UNBC4.6 
 8. Dulay, UFV4.6 
 9. Rocca, Windsor4.6 
 10. Charvis, Ryerson4.4 
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. Masters, UNB2.5 
 6. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 7. Peter-M., Ryerson2.3 
 8. Basi, Manitoba2.3 
 9. Kapinga, Calgary2.2 
 10. Dulay, UFV2.2 
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, UQAM1.8 
 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 


Rams now 13-0 after McMaster romp - by Eurobasket News

The Rams are still perfect. Ryerson got out to an early lead tonight and never looked back, outscoring the McMaster Marauders in every quarter except the fourth, going on to win 99-77. They now sit at 13-0 in the OUA standings. They pulled away for good in the middle of the third quarter, when forward Juwon Grannum (198-F) drew contact for the bucket plus the foul, making the free throw. On the Rams' next offensive turn, he drained a three with a hand in his face to put the Rams up 23, giving him six points in 15 seconds. They never looked back. 'I think it just boosted us, it's like when our big man is hitting threes, everyone can hit a three. It's just one of those ones that everyone feels good about it and everyone's rolling,' guard Adika Peter-McNeilly (190-G-93) said. It's been almost a year since Ryerson lost a regular season game. They forced McMaster into 15 turnovers and held them to just 35.4 per cent from the field, but Peter-McNeilly thinks they can do better. 'I think our defence could get better, you know, Mac's a really good team but our standards for our defence should be to hold teams under 70,' he said. Peter-McNeilly led the Rams with a team-high 23 points on 9-14 shooting, also pitching in with six rebounds in just 25 minutes. Ammanuel Diressa (196-G-93, college: Tenn Tech) had 22 to go along with four assists. In fact, every Ram but one scored at least three points. Ryerson was missing two key forwards - Adam Voll (201-F) and Keevon Small - and it showed on the glass. They were outrebounded by 10, surrendering 26 offensive rebounds to the Marauders. But the fact that they were able to still dominate is one of the reasons they haven't lost yet. 'Any time you give up offensive rebounds, everyone is going to have to look in the mirror,' Peter-McNeilly said. 'Hopefully we get a better effort Friday against Brock. The Rams will look to continue their perfect season when they take on the 8-4 Brock Badgers Friday in St. Catharines.
Courtesy of: ryersonian.ca



London Lightning released Gottselig - by Eurobasket News

London Lightning (NBL Canada) released 30-year old forward Troy Gottselig (203-105kg-87). But in 6 NBL Canada games he had just 1.2ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.2apg this season.
The last season Gottselig played at Randers Cimbria Basketball in Danish Ligaen where in 15 games he recorded 12.5ppg and 7.1rpg.
His team made it to the Luxembourg Cup Final Four in 2015.
Gottselig is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Belgium, Slovakia (Levice), Luxembourg (Sparta), Czech Republic (BK Usti nad Labem and Levice), Canada (Huskies, Halifax Rainmen and The Storm) and IBL (Bellingham S. and Edmonton E.).
Gottselig could be described: He is a player who is a good finisher with either hand and has the strength to finish after contact. A very good pick and roll or pick and pop player. Troy is a smart passer who will find the open teammate, even in tight spaces, with good court awareness. A good athlete who runs the floor well, Troy is a team player, very coachable and plays sound defense all over the court. Troy plays with a lot of energy and does a lot of the small things, the intangibles to help his team win such as taking charges.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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No. 8 Hawks eight game win streak snapped by No. 3 Knights - by Eurobasket News

Tyrone Dickson (198-F)'s team leading seventh double-double wasn't enough for no. 8 Humber Hawks (9-3, 3rd West), which dropped a 75-63 decision to no. 3 Niagara Knights (9-1, 2nd West) on Wednesday night at the Humber Athletic Centre. Dickson, who finished with a team-high 16 points and 15 rebounds, also recorded a season-high six blocked shots. Gibson Eduful (180-PG) nearly missed a triple-double in the loss, finishing with nine points, eight rebounds and seven assists. The Hawks were held to a season-low 32.4 per cent from the floor, including 6-23 from three-point range. After a close first quarter that saw four lead changes, the Knights took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Hawks 27-19 in the frame. Niagara point guard Lequan Hylton recorded 11 of his game-high 25 points in the second, leading the Knights to a nine-point lead at half. The Hawks were able to cut the deficit to four points in the fourth quarter; however that would be as close as they would get, losing the game 75-63. With the win, the Knights snap a 34-year losing streak at the Humber Athletic Centre. Tyrone Dickson, Ancil Martin (F), and Gibson Eduful - all fifth-year seniors - played their final regular season home game at Humber. The Hawks will look to get back in the win column Saturday afternoon when they head on the road to face the Mohawk Mountaineers (4-7, 6th West). Tip-off is set for 4pm.
Courtesy of: humberhawks.ca



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  CHINA  


Hamed Haddadi claims Chinese CBA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Iranian Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Sichuan BW and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 31.
The 31-year old center had a double-double of 35 points and twenty rebounds, while his team edged out Fujian QB (#16, 9-22) 115-111. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on top of the standings. Sichuan BW maintains the 9th position in Chinese CBA. Sichuan BW 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 17-14 record. Haddadi turned to be Sichuan BW's top player in his first season with the team. Haddadi has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 16.0rpg) and averages solid 2.0bpg and 61.1% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 25-year old American guard Jared Cunningham (193-G-91) of Jiangsu TX. Cunningham impressed basketball fans with 48 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Jiangsu TX lost that game 92-107 to the higher-ranked Guangsha L. (#4, 24-7). Jiangsu TX is still second from the bottom in the standings. 24 lost games are too many comparing to just seven victories Jiangsu TX managed to get this year. Cunningham is a newcomer at Jiangsu TX and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.3ppg (#5).

The third best performed player last round was American Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) of TianJin S. (#11). Jeter got into 30-points club by scoring 40 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds and ten assists. He was a key player of TianJin S., leading his team to a 132-122 win against the higher-ranked Guangdong ST (#5, 23-8). The chances of TianJin S. ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 16 games, recording just fifteen victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Jeter could help TianJin S. to bring them higher in the standings. Jeter has a great season in China. After 31 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 7.4apg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Willie Warren (193-PG-89) of Zhejiang CB - 43 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Jianlian Yi (212-PF-87) of Guangdong ST - 38 points and 16 rebounds
6. Errick McCollum (185-PG-88) of North Control B. - 38 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Qingdao E. - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 13 assists
8. Yanyuhang Ding (200-F-93) of Shandong FB - 40 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Andray Blatche (211-F/C-86) of Xinjiang FT - 20 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists
10. MarShon Brooks (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu D. - 32 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  COSTA RICA  


Issac Mack joins Barva - by Greg

Defending champion Ferreteria Brenes Barva (LBS) agreed terms with 25-year old American guard Issac Mack (184-84kg-92, college: New Orleans). He played last summer at Lithgow Lazers in Australian State League. He averaged 29.6 ppg 7.0 apg 6.0 rpg 2.0 spg, FG: 60.0%, 3PT: 43.0% FT: 88.0%.
He graduated from University of New Orleans in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  


Cheikh Sane claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Senegalese Cheikh Sane (207-C/F-92, agency: Octagon Europe) had a very impressive game in the last round for Naestved and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 24-year old had a double-double of 15 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Randers (#6, 8-12) 87-73. Naestved maintains the 4th position in Danish Ligaen. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Naestved will need more victories to improve their 10-8 record. It's Sane's second year at Naestved and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Marshall University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Sane is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 1.1bpg and 56.8% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old American shooting guard Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92) of SISU. Dranginis impressed basketball fans with 30 points and 2 rebounds. Bad luck as SISU lost that game 100-106 to the higher-ranked Horsens IC (#1, 16-2). SISU managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-13 record. Dranginis is a newcomer at SISU 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 American Myles Mack (175-PG-93) of top-ranked Horsens IC. Mack scored 29 points. He was a key player of Horsens IC, leading his team to a 106-100 win against the lower-ranked SISU (#7, 7-13). Horsens IC confirms their top position in the standings. Mack has a great season in Denmark. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.9ppg (3rd best) and assists with 3.9apg (7th best). He also has 2.6spg, FGP: 52.1% and 3PT: 41.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Deon Mitchell (186-G-93) of Naestved - 22 points and 4 rebounds
5. Mike Gesell (188-G-93) of Bakken - 16 points and 8 assists
6. Tanner McGrew (203-F-93) of SISU - 16 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Dan Trist (206-F-92) of Horsens IC - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Asbjorn Midtgaard (210-C/F-97) of Horsholm - 14 points and 9 rebounds
9. Derrick Wilson (185-PG-92) of SISU - 17 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Patrick Onwenu (198-F-93) of Naestved - 17 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 18-10 
 2. Delaware 87ers 15-11 
 3. Westchester K. 12-13 
 4. Long Island N. 10-18 
 5. Greensboro S. 8-19 
 6. Erie Bay H. 7-19 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 19-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 16-9 
 3. Canton C. 15-11 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 12-15 
 5. Windy City B. 9-14 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 109-6 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 14-12 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-13 
 4. Reno B. 11-16 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 7-19 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 20-96 
 2. Oklahoma City B 19-9 
 3. Rio Grande VV 16-12 
 4. Texas L. 12-13 
 5. Austin S. 12-15 
 6. Iowa E. 5-21 

Regular Season: Round 66

Jan. 26: Oklahoma City B - Iowa E. 93-90
Jan. 26: Los Angeles D. - Sioux Falls S. 125-120
Jan. 26: Austin S. - N.Arizona S. 123-96

Regular Season: Round 67

Jan. 27: Maine RC - Greensboro S.
Jan. 27: Westchester K. - Raptors 905
Jan. 27: Erie Bay H. - Long Island N.
Jan. 27: Windy City B. - Ft.Wayne MA
Jan. 27: Texas L. - Austin S.
Jan. 27: Salt Lake City S. - Santa Cruz W.
Jan. 27: Reno B. - Rio Grande VV


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.9 
 3. Blue, Los A.25.4 
 4. Cook, Canton C.25.3 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 6. Patterson, Reno B.23.4 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.8 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.12.8 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.7 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.8 
 5. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 6. Long, Delaware.10.5 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 9. Zimmerman, Erie B.9.4 
 10. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Magette, Los A.10.2 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.7 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.2 
 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. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 6. Cousins, Reno B.2.1 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Fells, Westches.2.1 
 9. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 10. Payton II, Rio G.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 4. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.2 
 6. Williams, Iowa E.2.2 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Foster, Los A.1.9 


Sioux Falls Skyforce welcomes back Cummings, ex Al Ahly - by Eurobasket News

Sioux Falls Skyforce landed 29-year old small forward Markeith Cummings (198-109kg-88, college: Kennesaw State). It is actually his comeback to Sioux Falls Skyforce as he has played here before. Cummings started the season at Al Ahly in Egyptian Superleague. The last season he played at Twarde Pierniki in Polish TBL where in 36 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2013 Cummings was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (44th overall).
He attended Kennesaw State and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Cummings' team won African Champions Cup in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Cummings has played previously professionally in Philippines (Globalport), D-League (Northern Arizona Suns and Westchester Knicks) and ECBL (Savannah Storm).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in D-League



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  EGYPT  


Sioux Falls Skyforce welcomes back Cummings, ex Al Ahly - by Eurobasket News

Sioux Falls Skyforce landed 29-year old small forward Markeith Cummings (198-109kg-88, college: Kennesaw State). It is actually his comeback to Sioux Falls Skyforce as he has played here before. Cummings started the season at Al Ahly in Egyptian Superleague. The last season he played at Twarde Pierniki in Polish TBL where in 36 games he averaged 10.5ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2013 Cummings was drafted by Bakersfield Jam (D-League) in third round (44th overall).
He attended Kennesaw State and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.
Cummings' team won African Champions Cup in 2016.
And here thanks to pro basketball he experienced life on three different continents. He is familiar with European, Asian and of course North American leagues. Cummings has played previously professionally in Philippines (Globalport), D-League (Northern Arizona Suns and Westchester Knicks) and ECBL (Savannah Storm).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in D-League



Egypt Win Bid to Host 2017 Afro-Basket Zone V Tourney - by Eurobasket News

Egypt beat Uganda to the rights to organize the 2017 Afro Basketball Zone V Championships. The 2014 Zone V champions will host the Men and Women competitions in Cairo from March 12-18. Zone V is made up of ten countries, namely; Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Egypt, Somalia, South Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania and Sudan. The regional block is one of the seven in Africa where winners of the respective Zonal championships qualify to play at the FIBA Africa Championships-six subzones get two berths each, while Zone 1 gets one. Rwanda has qualified for Africa's premier basketball championships, four times; the last time was in 2011. Meanwhile, Rwanda men's national team head coach Moise Mutokambali has revealed that he will use the services of the Rwandan professional players during the Zone V competition. Mutokambali named a provisional team recently, which is training twice a week at Amahoro Indoor Stadium. He said, "We're in touch with some players like Hamza (Ruhezamihigo), Kenneth (Gasana), Kami Kabange and (Osborn) Shema to see if they can join the team ahead of the games."
Courtesy of: newtimes.co.rw



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  ESTONIA  


Justin Baker claims Estonian Alexela KML weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Justin Baker (203-F/C-89) had a great game in the last round for Tarvas and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 27-year old power forward had the game-high 25 points adding nine rebounds and four assists for Tarvas in his team's victory, helping them to outclass, the league's bottom-ranked team Noorteliiga (#9, 0-11) with 32-point margin 107-75. Thanks to this victory Tarvas moved-up to the 8th position in Estonian Alexela KML. Tarvas is currently ranked second from the bottom. They need more victories to improve their 4-9 record. In the team's last game Baker had a remarkable 81.8% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tarvas' top player in his first season with the team. Utah Valley University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Baker is in league's top in points (2nd best: 20.5ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 9.0rpg) and averages solid 65.0% FGP. Worth to mention Baker played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old Serbian center Djordje Dzeletovic (205-C-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) of TLU/Kalev. Dzeletovic impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 23 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led TLU/Kalev to another comfortable win outscoring slightly higher-ranked TTU (#5, 7-5) 82-62. This victory allowed TLU/Kalev to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 5-10 record. Dzeletovic is one of the most experienced players at TLU/Kalev and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.0ppg (#1). He also registered 7.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was another Tarvas' star - Oliver Metsalu (196-F/G-93). Metsalu scored 28 points. He was another key player of Tarvas, helping his team with a 107-75 easy win against Noorteliiga (#9, 0-11). The chances of Tarvas not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 9 games, recording just four victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Metsalu could try to bring Tarvas' a little bit higher in the standings. Metsalu has a very solid season. In 11 games in Estonia he scored 11.0ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Martin Paasoja (191-SG-93) of Rapla - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Venky Jois (202-F-93) of TU/Rock - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Dominykas Milka (203-C-92) of TU/Rock - 20 points and 9 rebounds
7. Reinar Hallik (208-F/C-84) of Parnu - 23 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Domagoj Bubalo (212-C-91) of Parnu - 13 points and 11 rebounds
9. Kristo Saage (186-PG-85) of TLU/Kalev - 18 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Renato Lindments (202-F-84) of Valga - 13 points and 12 rebounds

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



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  EUROCUP  

Eurocup Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 4

E

Jan. 25: Fuenlabrada - Lokomotiv 87-91
Jan. 25: UCAM Murcia - Gran Canaria 67-83

F

Jan. 25: Khimky - Ratiopharm 85-84
Jan. 25: Lietkabelis - B.Muenchen 72-78

G

Jan. 25: Lietuvos rytas - N.Novgorod 99-73
Jan. 24: Hapoel J-M - Zenit 97-81

H

Jan. 25: Cedevita - ALBA 99-83
Jan. 25: Valencia - Unicaja 86-62

Second Stage: Round 5

E

Feb. 1: Fuenlabrada - UCAM Murcia
Feb. 1: Lokomotiv - Gran Canaria

F

Feb. 1: Lietkabelis - Khimky
Feb. 1: B.Muenchen - Ratiopharm

G

Feb. 1: Zenit - N.Novgorod
Feb. 1: Hapoel J-M - Lietuvos rytas

H

Feb. 1: Unicaja - ALBA
Feb. 1: Valencia - Cedevita


Shved number one in EuroCup for round 4 - by Eurobasket News

Guard Alexey Shved (198-G-88, agency: Alti Sport) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Khimky, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 4 (Top 16).
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (32 points, four rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to edge out Ratiopharm (#4, 0-4), Second Stage bottom-ranked team 85-84. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Khimky maintains the 2nd position in EuroCup . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this stage. Khimky will need more victories to improve their 3-1 record. In the team's last game Shved had a remarkable eight three-pointers out of 13 attempts. It's his second year at Khimky and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Alexey Shved has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 21.6ppg) and averages impressive 57.6% FGP and 40.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 34-year old American Amare Stoudemire (208-PF-82) of league's leader Hapoel J-M. Stoudemire had a very good evening with 26 points and 9 rebounds. Of course he led Hapoel J-M to another comfortable win 97-81 over slightly lower-ranked Zenit (#2, 2-2) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hapoel J-M consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team has currently 3-1 record. Stoudemire is a newcomer at Hapoel J-M, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Augustine Rubit (201-F-89) of Ratiopharm (#4). Rubit showcased his all-around game by recording 20 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. Despite Rubit's great performance Ratiopharm lost 84-85 to #2 ranked Khimky. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. In 10 games in EuroCup he scored 10.5ppg. He also has 5.5rpg and FGP: 53.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Miro Bilan (213-C-89) of Cedevita - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-F-88) of Khimky - 16 points and 6 rebounds
6. Curtis Jerrells (185-PG-87) of Hapoel J-M - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Drew Gordon (205-F-90) of Lietuvos rytas - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Ryan Toolson (193-G-85) of Zenit - 27 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Fernando San Emeterio (199-F/G-84) of Valencia - 19 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Ian Vougioukas (212-C/F-85) of Lokomotiv - 15 points, 3 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)



Recap of Round 4 of Top 16 - by Eurobasket News

Group E
UCAM Murcia - Gran Canaria 67-83

Very significant was Gran Canaria's (#3) 16-point road victory against their biggest opponent UCAM Murcia in Group E 83-67. The game was mostly controlled by Gran Canaria. UCAM Murcia was better in third quarter 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 22-of-24 charity shots (91.7 percent) during the game, while UCAM Murcia only scored four points from the stripe. Gran Canaria forced 22 UCAM Murcia turnovers. UCAM Murcia was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. The winners were led by American-FYR Macedonian power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, college: Alabama, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov) who scored that evening 14 points and FYR Macedonian-American point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans) supported him with 15 points and 4 assists. Four Gran Canaria players scored in double figures. Even 21 points by Brazilian Vitor Benite (194-90, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for UCAM Murcia. American point guard Billy Baron (187-90, college: Canisius) added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Gran Canaria (2-2) moved-up to second place in Group E. UCAM Murcia lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the third position with three games lost. They share it with Fuenlabrada. Gran Canaria will play against league's leader Lokomotiv in Kuban in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. UCAM Murcia will play on the road against Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in Madrid and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gran Canaria: B.McCalebb 15+1reb+4ast, R.Hendrix 14+4reb+2ast, K.Kuric 14+2reb+1ast, R.O'Neale 12+4reb+1ast, S.Salin 9+2reb, P.Aguilar 6+6reb
UCAM Murcia: V.Benite 21+4reb+2ast, B.Baron 14+5reb+6ast, F.Campazzo 11+1reb+2ast, J.Angel Antelo 6+2reb+2ast, P.Llompart 6+1reb+1ast, N.Radovic 5+4reb+1ast
gschID: 525657


Fuenlabrada - Lokomotiv 87-91

Rather expected game in Madrid where 4th ranked Spanish Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (1-3) was defeated by top-ranked Russian Lokomotiv (4-0) 91-87 on Wednesday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Lokomotiv made 29-of-33 free shots (87.9 percent) during the game. Lokomotiv outrebounded Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 36-16 including a 24-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American guard Mardy Collins (198-84, college: Temple) who helped to win the game recording 15 points and 9 rebounds and Greek power forward Ian Vougioukas (212-85, college: St.Louis) who added 15 points during the contest. Four Lokomotiv players scored in double figures. Lokomotiv's coach used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Mexican guard Francisco Cruz (190-89, college: Wyoming) responded with 17 points and 7 assists and Serbian Ivan Paunic (198-87, agency: BeoBasket) scored 20 points. They have a solid four-game winning streak. Lokomotiv maintains first position in Group E with 4-0 record. Loser Baloncesto Fuenlabrada dropped to the third place with three games lost. Lokomotiv will face league's second-placed Gran Canaria in Las Palmas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Baloncesto Fuenlabrada will play at home against UCAM Murcia and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lokomotiv: T.Rochestie 17+2reb+1ast, M.Collins 15+9reb+1ast, M.Janning 15+5ast, I.Vougioukas 15+3reb+2ast, A.Zubkov 12+4reb, V.Ivlev 9+6reb
Fuenlabrada: I.Paunic 20+2ast, F.Cruz 17+2reb+7ast, R.Smits 10+1reb, L.Hakanson 9+2reb+1ast, L.Rupnik 9+3ast, B.Sekulic 7+7reb+1ast
gschID: 525656


Group F
Lietkabelis - B.Muenchen 72-78

Rather predictable result in Panevezys where top-ranked German Bayern Muenchen (4-0) defeated 3rd ranked Lithuanian Lietkabelis (1-3) 78-72 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 24-16 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Bayern Muenchen dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Lietkabelis' 30. Bayern Muenchen forced 22 Lietkabelis turnovers. Lietkabelis were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman Reggie Redding (195-88, college: Villanova) who helped to win the game recording 9 points and 5 assists and the other American import guard Nick Johnson (191-92, college: Arizona, agency: Diamond Sports) who added 12 points and 4 assists during the contest. Four Bayern Muenchen players scored in double figures. At the losing side Zygimantas Skucas (201-92, agency: Octagon Europe) responded with 7 points and 9 rebounds and guard Mindaugas Lukauskis (198-79) scored 7 points and 6 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Bayern Muenchen have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group F with 4-0 record. Loser Lietkabelis keep the third place with three games lost. Bayern Muenchen will face ratiopharm Ulm (#4) at home in the next round. Lietkabelis will play against the league's second-placed Khimky and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
B.Muenchen: B.Taylor 12+2ast, N.Johnson 12+2reb+4ast, D.Booker 12+3reb, A.Gavel 12+4reb+1ast, R.Redding 9+4reb+5ast, V.Lucic 7+2reb+1ast
Lietkabelis: K.Lavrinovic 12+1reb, B.Madgen 11+3reb+1ast, S.Galdikas 10+2reb+1ast, D.Tarolis 8+3reb+3ast, T.Rinkunas 8+1reb+1ast, Z.Skucas 7+9reb+2ast
gschID: 525659


Khimky - Ratiopharm 85-84

A very close game took place in Khimky between Russian Khimky and German ratiopharm Ulm. Second ranked Khimky (3-1) got a very close home victory over 4th ranked ratiopharm Ulm (0-4). Khimky managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Wednesday evening. ratiopharm Ulm trailed by 12 points after 3 quarters before a 26-15 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-85 at the end of the game. Khimky forced 19 ratiopharm Ulm turnovers. Guard Alexey Shved (198-88, agency: Alti Sport) fired 32 points and 8 assists for the winners. Congolese-French forward Nobel Boungou-Colo (202-88, agency: Alti Sport) chipped in 16 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Augustine Rubit (201-89, college: S.Alabama) produced a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws) and his fellow American import power forward Raymar Morgan (203-88, college: Michigan St.) added 14 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Four ratiopharm Ulm players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Khimky maintains second position in Group F with 3-1 record having just seven point less than leader Lokomotiv. Loser ratiopharm Ulm still closes the standings with four games lost. Khimky will meet Lietkabelis (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. ratiopharm Ulm will play against the league's leader Bayern Muenchen and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Khimky: A.Shved 32+4reb+8ast, N.Boungou-Colo 16+6reb+1ast, V.Zaytsev 10+4reb+2ast, J.Pullen 6+1reb+1ast, V.Likhodey 5+2reb, E.Vyaltsev 5+1reb+1ast
Ratiopharm: A.Rubit 20+10reb+4ast, T.Braun 16+4reb+1ast, R.Morgan 14+8reb+4ast, C.Babb 11+2reb, D.Butler 8+6reb+1ast, B.Hobbs 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 525658


Group G
Lietuvos rytas - N.Novgorod 99-73

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Russian BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-3) against fourth ranked Lithuanian Lietuvos rytas (2-2) on Wednesday night. Visiting BC Nizhny Novgorod was crushed by Lietuvos rytas in Vilnius 99-73. It was a key game for the second position in Group G. The game was mostly controlled by Lietuvos rytas. BC Nizhny Novgorod was better in third quarter 25-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Lietuvos rytas dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to BC Nizhny Novgorod's 32. Lietuvos rytas players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Drew Gordon (205-90, college: N.Mexico) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Forward Laimonas Kisielius (203-85, college: William & Mary) contributed with 24 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. Petr Gubanov (206-87, agency: Alti Sport) replied with 17 points and 5 rebounds and American guard DeAndre Kane (193-89, college: Iowa St., agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for BC Nizhny Novgorod. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Lietuvos rytas moved-up to second place in Group G, which they share with Zenit. BC Nizhny Novgorod lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with three games lost. Lietuvos rytas' next round opponent will be league's leader Hapoel Jerusalem on the road and it will be for sure the game of the week. BC Nizhny Novgorod will play against the league's second-placed Zenit in Saint Petersburg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Lietuvos rytas: L.Kisielius 24+3reb+1ast, D.Gordon 17+10reb+3ast, C.Fisher 14+3reb+8ast, D.Logan 14+1reb+5ast, R.Giedraitis 12+1reb+2ast, J.Jucikas 9+1reb
N.Novgorod: P.Gubanov 17+5reb+1ast, D.Kane 14+5reb+2ast, K.Boynton 14+3reb+2ast, I.Strebkov 10+4reb+7ast, S.Vene 10+3reb+1ast, M.Grigoryev 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 525661


Hapoel J-M - Zenit 97-81

The game had a very big importance for tenth-ranked Israeli Hapoel Jerusalem as it allowed them to take a leadership position in Group G. Hapoel Jerusalem defeated 9th ranked Russian Zenit at home 97-81. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Zenit. It was a key game for the top position in Group G. The game without a history. Hapoel Jerusalem led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 23-of-30 free shots (76.7 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Hapoel Jerusalem especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.6 percentage. 26 personal fouls committed by Zenit helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of Amare Stoudemire (208-82) who helped to win the game recording 26 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Curtis Jerrells (185-87, college: Baylor, agency: Stealth Sport) who added 22 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Hapoel Jerusalem players scored in double figures. At the losing side guard Ryan Toolson (193-85, college: Utah Valley) responded with 27 points and 5 assists and Aaron White (206-92, college: Iowa) scored 10 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. As mentioned above they are alone now at the top position. Zenit at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. They share the position with Lietuvos rytas. Zenit will play next round against strong BC Nizhny Novgorod trying to get back on the winning streak. Hapoel Jerusalem will try to continue on its current victory against third ranked Lietuvos rytas in Vilnius.
Top scorers:
Hapoel J-M: A.Stoudemire 26+9reb, C.Jerrells 22+5reb+7ast, J.Dyson 18+2reb+1ast, T.Peterson 14+3reb+1ast, L.Eliyahu 8+5reb+4ast, S.Jones 4+3reb
Zenit: R.Toolson 27+4reb+5ast, S.Karasev 12+3reb+2ast, A.White 10+7reb+1ast, K.Landry 8+1reb+1ast, J.Timma 8+3reb+2ast, A.Pushkov 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 525660


Group H
Valencia - Unicaja 86-62

The game between closely ranked teams ended with their biggest opponent Unicaja Malaga's (2-2) road loss to top-ranked Valencia Basket (4-0) 62-86 on Wednesday. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Fernando San Emeterio (199-84) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 4 assists (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) and French point guard Antoine Diot (193-89) who added 14 points and 4 steals during the contest. At the losing side point guard Alberto Diaz (188-94) responded with 11 points and American point guard Kyle Fogg (190-90, college: Arizona) scored 10 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Valencia Basket have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain first position in Group H with 4-0 record. Loser Unicaja Malaga keeps the second place with two games lost. Valencia Basket will face Cedevita (#4) in Zagreb in the next round. Unicaja Malaga will play at home against ALBA Berlin and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Valencia: F.San Emeterio 19+2reb+4ast, A.Diot 14+2reb+1ast, R.Martinez 10+6reb, B.Dubljevic 8+3reb+1ast, J.Sastre Morro 8, L.Sikma 7+5reb+2ast
Unicaja: A.Diaz 11+2reb+1ast, K.Fogg 10+2reb, A.Waczynski 9+1reb, J.Smith 7+1reb+1ast, A.Omic 6+3reb, D.Musli 6+5reb
gschID: 525663


Cedevita - ALBA 99-83

Very important is a road loss of third ranked German ALBA Berlin (1-3) against fourth ranked Croatian Cedevita (1-3) on Wednesday night. Visiting ALBA Berlin was defeated by Cedevita in Zagreb 99-83. The game without a history. Cedevita led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-25 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Cedevita forced 25 ALBA Berlin turnovers. Strangely ALBA Berlin outrebounded Cedevita 30-18 including 22 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. ALBA Berlin was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Miro Bilan (213-89, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and 4 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and American guard Ra'shad James (188-90, college: Kaiser) who added 19 points during the contest. At the losing side Bosnian center Elmedin Kikanovic (211-88, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 18 points and 5 rebounds and American point guard Peyton Siva (183-90, college: Louisville) scored 13 points and 5 assists. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Croatian champion left bottom position moving up to third place in Group H, which they share with ALBA. Cedevita will face league's leader Valencia Basket on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. ALBA Berlin will play against the league's second-placed Unicaja Malaga and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cedevita: M.Bilan 20+3reb+4ast, R.James 19+3reb, R.Boatright 14+2reb+3ast, L.Babic 13+9ast, J.Shurna 9+2reb, M.Arapovic 8+3reb+2ast
ALBA: E.Kikanovic 18+5reb, P.Siva 13+2reb+5ast, D.Milosavljevic 12+3reb+5ast, N.Giffey 11+3reb+1ast, B.Radosavljevic 10+1ast, E.Atsur 7+4reb+3ast
gschID: 525662





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Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 26: Fenerbahce - Galatasaray 85-80
Jan. 26: Crvena Zvezda - Panathinaikos 72-66
Jan. 26: Maccabi T-A - Unics 60-52
Jan. 27: FC Barcelona - Baskonia
Jan. 27: CSKA - Anadolu Efes
Jan. 27: Darussafaka - Zalgiris
Jan. 27: Olympiacos - Brose Bask.
Jan. 27: Real Madrid - EA7 Armani


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Langford, Unics22.3 
 2. De Colo, CS.19.2 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid17.9 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA16.9 
 5. Goudelock, Maccabi .16.8 
 6. Wanamaker, Darussaf.14.9 
 7. Rice, FC Barcelona14.7 
 8. Sanders, EA7 A.14.1 
 9. James, Panathin.13.8 
 10. Heurtel, Anadolu .13.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ognjen KUZMIC
  Crvena Z.
  (213-C-90)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.8.1 
 2. Melli, Brose Bask.8.1 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.9 
 4. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.5 
 5. Voigtmann, Basko.7.2 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos6.5 
 7. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 8. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.2 
 9. Dunston, Anadolu .6.1 
 10. Smith, Maccabi T-A6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.6 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.4 
 3. Larkin, Baskonia6.2 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.0 
 5. Calathes, Panathin.5.9 
 6. Guler, Galatasaray5.9 
 7. Llull, Real Madrid5.8 
 8. Colom, Unics5.4 
 9. Westermann, Zalgiris5.4 
 10. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.1 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.8 
 3. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.5 
 4. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.4 
 5. Larkin, Baskonia1.4 
 6. Hanga, Baskonia1.4 
 7. Guler, Galatasaray1.3 
 8. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
 9. Vesely, Fenerbahce1.3 
 10. Jovic, Crvena Z.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.6 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.4 
 4. Dunston, Anadolu .1.1 
 5. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.1 
 6. Birch, Olympiacos1.1 
 7. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.1 
 8. Singleton, Panathin.1.1 
 9. Randolph, Real Madrid0.9 
 10. Paul, Anadolu Efes0.9 


Ayon's 16 points and 8 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

31-year old Gustavo Ayon (207-C/F-85) had a great game in the last round for league's best team Real Madrid and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
He had the game-high 16 points adding eight rebounds and four assists for Real Madrid in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Brose Bask. (#13, 7-12) 91-89. It allowed Real Madrid to take over top position in the Euroleague. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Real Madrid has a very solid 14-5 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. Ayon has many years of experience at Real Madrid, through which he has constantly improved. Gustavo Ayon averages this season 9.7ppg and 5.1rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Ioannis Bourousis (214-C-83) of Panathinaikos. He is a center in his first season at Panathinaikos. In the last game Bourousis recorded impressive double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Panathinaikos to edge the lower-ranked FC Barcelona (#10, 8-11) by 6 points 71-65. This victory allowed Panathinaikos to move up to 5th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Bourousis is a newcomer at Panathinaikos and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third place about best performers goes to center Artsiom Parakhouski (211-C-87) of Unics (#11). Parakhouski scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Parakhouski's great performance Unics lost 81-86 to the higher-ranked Fenerbahce (#4, 12-7). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Unics 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, Parakhouski could try to bring Unics' a little bit higher in the standings. Parakhouski has a very solid season. In 19 games in Euroleague he scored 12.0ppg. He also has 5.5rpg, 1.4bpg and FGP: 65.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Stefan Jovic (198-G-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 18 points and 12 assists
5. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 24 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Ante Zizic (210-F/C-97) of Darussafaka - 16 points and 18 rebounds
7. Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-G/F-92) of Fenerbahce - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Davide Pascolo (201-F/C-90) of EA7 Armani - 15 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Krunoslav Simon (197-G/F-85) of EA7 Armani - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Jon Diebler (198-SG-88) of Galatasaray - 21 points and 6 rebounds

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



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  EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS U18  

Standings Division A

Standings
Group A
1. Germany0-0
2. Montenegro0-0
3. Russia0-0
4. Turkey0-0
Group B
1. Spain0-0
2. Italy0-0
3. Serbia0-0
4. Ukraine0-0
Group C
1. Finland0-0
2. Greece0-0
3. Lithuania0-0
4. Slovenia0-0
Group D
1. Bosnia0-0
2. France0-0
3. Latvia0-0
4. Slovakia0-0


M-Standings - Group B

Standings Div.B
Group A
1. Albania0-0
2. Czech Rep.0-0
3. U.Kingdom0-0
4. Luxembourg0-0
5. Holland0-0
6. Sweden0-0
Group B
1. Belarus0-0
2. Bulgaria0-0
3. Croatia0-0
4. Georgia0-0
5. Hungary0-0
6. Iceland0-0
Group C
1. Austria0-0
2. Azerbaijan0-0
3. Israel0-0
4. Poland0-0
5. Portugal0-0
6. Romania0-0
Group D
1. Belgium0-0
2. Denmark0-0
3. Estonia0-0
4. Ireland0-0
5. FYR Macedon.0-0
6. Switzerland0-0


Draws completed for FIBA U18 European Championships 2017 Divisions A and B - by Eurobasket News

The draws have been completed for the FIBA U18 European Championships 2017, Divisions A and B. The draw had originally been scheduled to take place on 10 December, but was delayed until Thursday afternoon in Munich, given the postponement of the FIBA U18 European Championship 2016 Division A, from late July to mid-December. The seeding of the draws was based on the results of the FIBA U16 European Championships in 2015. 16 teams were drawn into four groups to contest the Group Phase of Division A, which will take place in Slovak Republic from 29 July to 6 August.
The Division A Group Phase groups are as follows:
Group A: Turkey, Germany, Montenegro, Russia
Group B: Spain, Serbia, Italy, Ukraine
Group C: Lithuania, Finland, Greece, Slovenia
Group D: Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Latvia, Slovak Republic

Meanwhile, 24 teams will travel to Estonia to compete for the Division B title from 28 July to 6 August. The Group Phase of Division B will consist of four groups of six teams, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the Quarter-Finals. The Division B Group Phase groups are as follows:
Group A: Great Britain, Sweden, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Albania
Group B: Croatia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Iceland, Belarus
Group C: Israel, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Romania, Azerbaijan
Group D: Estonia, Belgium, Denmark, Switzerland, Ireland, FYR Macedonia.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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Traylor's double-double lands him (Second Stage) Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

24-year old forward Jamari Traylor (203-F-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Oberwart and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 6 (Second Stage).
He had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds, while his team edged out Apoel (#4, 1-5) 79-75. Oberwart maintains the 3rd position in their group in FIBA Europe Cup group M. Oberwart is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. But it was their 4th lost game this season out of 6 games. It was one of impressive evenings for Traylor as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Jamari Traylor averages this season 9.1ppg and 6.3rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Goran Martinic (187-PG-87) of Targu Mures. He is Montenegrin guard in his second season at Targu Mures. In the last game Martinic recorded impressive double-double of 23 points and 10 assists. Of course Targu Mures cruised to an 84-77 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Sodertalje (1-5). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the top position in group K. Targu Mures consolidated its place in top 4 of the standings. 5 lost games are too many comparing to just one victory Targu Mures managed to get this Second Stage. Martinic is well-known at Targu Mures and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Marcus Denmon (191-G-90) of second-best Gaziantep. Denmon showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of Gaziantep, leading his team to a 92-80 win against #1 ranked Chalon. Gaziantep is closer and closer to top of the standings in group K. They will still need more victories. But 5-1 record is not that bad... Denmon has a great season in FIBA Europe Cup. After 12 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.1ppg (9th best). He also has FGP: 54.2% and 3PT: 40.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Brandon Mobley (206-F-91) of Apoel - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Andrija Stipanovic (209-C-86) of Demir IBB - 16 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Danny Gibson (177-PG-84) of Lukoil Acad. - 28 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Goran Gajovic (199-SF-88) of Targu Mures - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ryan Anderson (206-F-92) of Antwerp - 20 points and 12 rebounds
9. Chase Fieler (203-F-92) of Groningen - 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jeff Adrien (201-F-86) of Bnei Hertzeliyya - 18 points and 12 rebounds

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



TOP 5. Best prospects in the FIBA Europe Cup - by Thomas Jones


Mario Ihring (192-G-98) is one of the top prospects in all of Europe. He really has a great feel for the game. Tremendous passer and ball handler. He makes the game look very easy with an incredible quickness and ball handling ability make taking any defender 1-1 appear effortless. Quickness and anticipation make him a capable ball hawk, as well as a solid off the ball defender. Ihring averages 6,7 points, 1,6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1,4 steals per game. 16,3 points, 7,3 assists and 3,4 steals per -40.

Axel Bouteille (201-G/F-95) although he is young, he plays with great maturity on the court. Axel is very aggressive and attacks the rim with an excellent first step. He is also a good shooter. He was able to score 10.7 points and grabb 3.2 rebounds per game with 46 percent from the three-point line. He averages 22.3 points per -40.

David Skranc (206-C/F-96, agency: Octagon Europe) is the forward of the future. He is a versatile player with the ability to play both forward positions. He is a great shooter and very physical defender, Skranc can defend multiple positions due to his size. The Czech Republic native is a very good rebounder. Skranc averages 7,1 points and 4,73 rebounds in the FIBA Europe Cup. 13,8 points, 9,2 rebounds and 2,1 assists per -40.

Mathias Lessort (205-PF-95) showed his best level after having moved to Nanterre this past summer. He isn't scared of contact and can run the floor on finding easy dunks in transition. His ability to finish around the rim is very good, which makes him a dangerous player on pick and roll situation. Lessort averages 8 points, 5,73 rebounds and 1,73 blocks per game. 18 points, 12,2 rebounds and 3,7 blocks per -40.

Martynas Echodas (204-C/F-97), On loan from Zalgiris Kaunas, averaged a double- double of 16,67 points and 11 rebounds per game. Echodas has a great mobility, good physical attributes with a solid IQ. He's got pretty good hands and he is a very good rebounder, especially on the offensive. He averaged 21,1 points and 13,9 per -40.



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Korisliiga Round 25 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

Coincidentally all visitors won their games.

The game in Kotka supposed to be quite interesting. Sixth ranked Kouvot (9-12) played at the court of 7th ranked KTP-Basket (8-15). Kouvot smashed KTP-Basket 100-74 on Wednesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KTP-Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Kouvot. KTP-Basket managed to win second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 9-12 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia and Pyrinto. Kouvot will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KTP-Basket will play again on the road against Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 25 Lapua defeated Korihait in a road game 86-75.

KTP Basket - Kouvot 74-100

The game in Kotka supposed to be quite interesting. Sixth ranked Kouvot (9-12) played at the court of 7th ranked KTP-Basket (8-15). Kouvot smashed KTP-Basket 100-74 on Wednesday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of KTP-Basket. The game was mostly controlled by Kouvot. KTP-Basket managed to win second period 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Steven Pledger (193-90, college: Oklahoma) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) chipped in 12 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Kouvot players scored in double figures. Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points, 11 rebounds and 8 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) added 12 points and 6 assists respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion maintains sixth place with 9-12 record. KTP-Basket at the other side keeps the seventh position with 15 games lost. They share it with BC Nokia and Pyrinto. Kouvot will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. KTP-Basket will play again on the road against Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
KTP Basket: S.Gay 18+2reb, M.Pratt 14+11reb+8ast, A.Scott 12+3reb+6ast, W.Walker 8+5reb+1ast, V.Kopio 6+1reb+1ast, M.Aalto 6+3reb
Kouvot: S.Pledger 21+7reb, R.Appleby 14+4reb+6ast, A.Saarijarvi 12+2reb+3ast, R.Buckles 12+9reb+5ast, T.Hirvonen 11+1ast, M.Cuffee 11+7reb+1ast
gschID: 488032


Korihait - Lapua 75-86

There was no surprise in Uusikaupunki where 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-18) was defeated by fifth ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (13-10) 86-75 on Wednesday. The guests trailed by 9 points at the halftime before their 54-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lapuan Korikobrat made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. American forward Damon Williams (201-73, college: Colorado St.-Pueblo, agency: Two Points) fired a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. His fellow American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) chipped in 18 points. American guard Emmanuel Holloway (185-86, college: Illinois St., agency: Blacktop Management) produced 17 points and 4 assists and Mikael Herbert (205-93, college: Tulane) added 14 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Five Lapuan Korikobrat and four UU-Korihait players scored in double figures. Lapuan Korikobrat moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Kauhajoki. UU-Korihait lost tenth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Lapuan Korikobrat is looking forward to face higher ranked Joensuun Kataja (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. UU-Korihait will play against BC Nokia (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Korihait: E.Holloway 17+4reb+4ast, M.Herbert 14+4reb+4ast, M.Jalonen 11+2reb+6ast, M.Van 10+8reb, A.Alanen 9, E.McAlister 6+2reb+1ast
Lapua: J.Jones 18+2reb+2ast, D.Morris 18+3reb+2ast, L.Kinnard 14+4reb+3ast, M.Van Andringa 13+4reb, D.Williams 11+10reb+6ast, A.Conerly 10+3reb+3ast
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Damon Williams claims Finnish Korisliiga weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced American Damon Williams (201-F-73, agency: Two Points) had a very impressive game in the last round for Lapua and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 43-year old forward had a double-double of 11 points and ten rebounds, while his team beat Korihait (#10, 4-18) 86-75. Lapua is placed at 4th position in Finnish Korisliiga. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Lapua will need more victories to improve their 13-10 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Williams as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Colorado State-Pueblo graduate has very impressive stats this year. Williams is in league's top in rebounds (7th best: 8.3rpg) and assists (6th best: 4.8apg).

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American Monyea Pratt (196-SF-85, agency: Court Side) of KTP Basket. Pratt impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. Bad luck as KTP Basket lost that game 74-100 to slightly higher-ranked Kouvot (#6, 9-12). KTP Basket managed to keep the same 7th spot in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-15 record. Pratt is a newcomer at KTP Basket 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 American Rakeem Buckles (203-F-90) of Kouvot (#6). Buckles showcased his all-around game by recording 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Kouvot, leading his team to a 100-74 easy win against slightly lower-ranked KTP Basket (#7, 8-15). The chances of Kouvot ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 12 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Buckles could help Kouvot to bring them higher in the standings. Buckles has a great season in Finland. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.3rpg (2nd best). He also has FGP: 57.2% and 3PT: 40.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82) of KTP Basket - 18 points and 2 rebounds
5. Steven Pledger (193-G-90) of Kouvot - 21 points and 7 rebounds
6. Mikael Herbert (205-PF-93) of Korihait - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Raheem Appleby (190-G-93) of Kouvot - 14 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Emmanuel Holloway (185-G-86) of Korihait - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Dom Morris (201-F-90) of Lapua - 18 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Mikko Jalonen (186-PG-82) of Korihait - 11 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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Caleb Walker claims French ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Caleb Walker (194-G-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Evreux and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 27-year old guard had the game-high 22 points adding six rebounds and four assists for Evreux in his team's victory, helping them to beat St Chamond (#18, 4-12) 83-78. The game was not the highest importance and did not have significant influence on top of the standings. Evreux is placed at 12th position in French ProB. Evreux is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 7-9 record. In the team's last game Walker had a remarkable 90.0% from 2-point range. He turned to be Evreux's top player in his first season with the team. Caleb Walker averages this season 15.4ppg and 5.7rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American forward Joe Burton (201-F-90) of Roanne. Burton impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. Of course he led Roanne to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked St Quentin (#16, 6-10) 86-56. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Roanne keeps 11th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-9 record. Burton is a newcomer at Roanne and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.8ppg (#6). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Lamayn Wilson (203-PF-80) of Blois (#8). Wilson scored 29 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Blois, leading his team to a 91-78 easy win against Vichy Clermont (8-8). Blois needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 8 victories and 8 lost games. Wilson has a very solid season. In 16 games in France he scored 13.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dinma Odiakosa (203-C/F-85) of Le Havre - 18 points and 10 rebounds
5. Teddy Gipson (191-G-80) of Boulogne - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Deonte Burton (183-PG-91) of Lille - 22 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Dustin Ware (183-PG-90) of Vichy Clermont - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Gaylor Curier (197-F/G-92) of Rouen - 17 points and 11 rebounds
9. Jean-Victor Traore (204-PF-85) of Lille - 20 points and 13 rebounds
10. Killian Larson (206-C-91) of St Chamond - 16 points and 11 rebounds

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



Anthony Goods joins Energa Czarni - by Greg

Energa Czarni Slupsk (PLK) inked 30-year old American guard Anthony Goods (191-91kg-87, college: Stanford, agency: Pensack Sports). He started the season at Pau-Lacq-Orthez in French ProA. In four games he recorded 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.0apg this season. Goods also played 4 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he averaged 9.8ppg, 2.0rpg, 2.3apg and 1.0spg. The last summer he played at Soles in Dominican Rep. LNB. In 23 games he had 9.9ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.9apg. Goods helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in LNB South Division.
Goods attended Stanford University and it is his eighth season in pro basketball.
Among achievements he won Liga Americas championship title in 2016. Goods received also All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention award back in 2008 and 2009 at his college time.
Goods is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to seven different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Goods has played previously professionally in Germany (EnBW Ludwigsburg), Israel (Galil Gilboa, Hapoel Holon and Ironi Nes-Ziona), Italy (BancaTercas), Ukraine, Venezuela (Trotamundos and Guaros) and D-League (Santa Cruz Warriors and Fort Wayne Mad Ants).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Traore left Estudiantes - by Eurobasket News

32-year old French ex-international power forward Ali Traore (207-108kg-85, college: S.Idaho JC, agency: BeoBasket) left Movistar Estudiantes (Liga Endesa) from In 16 games in Spain he recorded 5.6ppg and 2.9rpg this season.
The last season Traore played at Limoges CSP Elite in French ProA. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 30 ProA games he averaged 9.7ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.1apg. A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to French ProA All-Star Game. Traore also played 9 games in Euroleague where he got 10.4ppg and 5.0rpg. He also played 8 games in Eurocup where he got 11.5ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Traore won French ProA championship title in 2002 and 2009. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Domestic Player of the Year back in 2010.
Traore was also a member of French international program for some years. He played for French Senior National Team between 2009 and 2015 and previously for U20 National Team in 2005.
Traore represented France at the Olympic Games in London (United Kingdon) five years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 4.5ppg, 2.7rpg.
Traore is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Traore tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Italy (Roma Virtus), Lebanon (Amchit), Russia (Lokomotiv) and France (ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket, Chorale de Roanne, Strasbourg IG, STB Le Havre and JSF Nanterre).
Traore attended College of Southern Idaho until 2005 and it is his twelfth (!!!) season as a professional player.
On Traore: A very athletic player, who can play in each of the front court positions. Has great inside game skills, he's tough and has good timing for the offensive rebounds. Also, he can hit a shot from outside. This is why he could spend time at the SF position too, but he should improve his defensive skills for first.

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

25-year old power forward Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) had a great game in the last round for Kozuv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 9.
He had a double-double of 23 points and 15 rebounds, while his team beat Kumanovo (#3, 6-3) 80-69. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kozuv maintains the 4th position in FYR Macedonian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kozuv will need more victories to improve their 5-4 record. Mijovic 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 (4th best: 16.2ppg) and averages solid 58.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Miko Golubovic (206-C-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) of Pelister Bitola. He is Montenegrin center in his first season at Pelister Bitola. In the last game Golubovic recorded impressive double-double of 20 points and 13 rebounds. Of course Pelister Bitola cruised to a 69-57 relatively comfortable win over Vardar (#8, 0-9). Pelister Bitola's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 4-5 record. Golubovic is a newcomer at Pelister Bitola and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Branislav Djekic (209-F/C-91) of league's second-best Feni Industries. Djekic scored 14 points and grabbed fifteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Feni Industries, leading his team to an 83-62 easy win against the lower-ranked Ohrid AV (#7, 2-7). Feni Industries is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 8-1 record is not that bad... Djekic has a great season in FYR Macedonia. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 6.6rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andrej Maslinko (206-SF-97) of Rabotnicki - 21 points and 9 rebounds
5. Vlado Ilievski (188-PG-80) of Rabotnicki - 12 points, 4 rebounds and 11 assists
6. Nenad Misanovic (217-C-84) of Rabotnicki - 14 points and 8 rebounds
7. Larry Hall (190-G-83) of Kozuv - 15 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Viktor Efremovski (191-SF-98) of Rabotnicki - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Andrej Magdevski (192-PG-96) of Feni Industries - 10 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Deji Ibitayo (193-G-93) of Vardar - 15 points, 11 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)



Prva Liga Round 9: Rabotnicki keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Rabotnicki as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Rabotnicki smashed 6th ranked Strumica in Skopje 104-64. The game without a history. Rabotnicki led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Strumica's 34. They outrebounded Strumica 35-17 including a 26-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rabotnicki shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for the former international Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Viktor Efremovski (191-98) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Strumica. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Feni Industries. Strumica at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Strumica will play next round against strong Kozuv trying to get back on the winning streak. Rabotnicki will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vardar. It will be extra interesting game as Vardar is their local rival from Skopje.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kumanovo (6-3) against fourth ranked Kozuv (5-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Kumanovo was defeated by Kozuv in Gevgelija 80-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kumanovo. Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Kenyon McNeaill chipped in 16 points and 8 assists. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American point guard Yonel Brown (175-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: BeoExcell) with 22 points. Kozuv maintains fourth place with 5-4 record. Kumanovo at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Kozuv will play against Strumica (#6) in Strumica in the next round. Kumanovo will play at home against Ohrid AV and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked Vardar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Pelister Bitola (4-5) 69-57 on Saturday evening. Miko Golubovic nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side. Deji Ibitayo came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds for Vardar in the defeat. Vardar's coach Gjorgi Kocov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Pelister Bitola maintains fifth place with 4-5 record. Vardar at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with nine games lost. Pelister Bitola will meet league's second-placed Feni Industries in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Rabotnicki.
The game in Ohrid supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Feni Industries (8-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-7). Feni Industries smashed Ohrid AV 83-62. The best player for the winners was Branislav Djekic who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 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. Feni Industries keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Ohrid AV keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Feni Industries' next round opponent will be Pelister Bitola (#5) at home. Ohrid AV will play against Kumanovo and hope to win that game.

Rabotnicki - Strumica 104-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Rabotnicki as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Rabotnicki smashed 6th ranked Strumica in Skopje 104-64. The game without a history. Rabotnicki led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Strumica's 34. They outrebounded Strumica 35-17 including a 26-11 advantage in defensive rebounds. Rabotnicki shot the lights out from three sinking 12 long-distance shots on high 52.2 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a good game for the former international Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory with 21 points and 9 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Viktor Efremovski (191-98) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Five Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) answered with 16 points and 8 rebounds and power forward Dimitar Delipetrov (200-92) added 18 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) in the effort for Strumica. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Feni Industries. Strumica at the other side keeps the sixth place with six games lost. Strumica will play next round against strong Kozuv trying to get back on the winning streak. Rabotnicki will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vardar. It will be extra interesting game as Vardar is their local rival from Skopje.
Top scorers:
Strumica: D.Delipetrov 18+2reb+2ast, P.Jokic 16+8reb+2ast, D.Makenadziev 15+3ast, E.Bogoev 6+1reb+6ast, V.Brckov 4+2reb+1ast, D.Stojmenov 2
Rabotnicki: A.Maslinko 21+9reb+1ast, V.Efremovski 21+3reb+3ast, N.Misanovic 14+8reb+1ast, V.Ilievski 12+4reb+11ast, P.Nikolic 11+3reb+1ast, D.Mirakovski 11+3reb+6ast
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Pelister Bitola - Vardar 69-57

Bottom-ranked Vardar is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their ninth consecutive match to fifth ranked Pelister Bitola (4-5) 69-57 on Saturday evening. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 24-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Pelister Bitola made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Montenegrin center Miko Golubovic (206-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) nailed a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds for the winning side and Serbian forward Milos Andrejevic (198-89) accounted for 12 points and 10 rebounds. Four Pelister Bitola players scored in double figures. American-Nigerian guard Deji Ibitayo (193-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) came up with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds and Jetmir Zekjiri (200-96) added 9 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Vardar in the defeat. Vardar's coach Gjorgi Kocov rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Pelister Bitola maintains fifth place with 4-5 record. Vardar at the other side, also newcomer in the league, still closes the standings with nine games lost. Pelister Bitola will meet league's second-placed Feni Industries in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Vardar's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Skopje Rabotnicki.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Ibitayo 15+11reb+3ast, D.Kalov 13+5reb, J.Zekjiri 9+8reb+1ast, V.Levkoski 5, D.Robev 5+7reb+1ast, D.Srbinovski 5+1reb+5ast
Pelister Bitola: M.Golubovic 20+13reb+2ast, B.Davkov 20+3reb, M.Andrejevic 12+10reb+1ast, P.Hawkins 11+5reb+6ast, G.Anakievski 6+4reb+3ast, N.Talevski 0
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Kozuv - Kumanovo 80-69

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Kumanovo (6-3) against fourth ranked Kozuv (5-4) on Saturday night. Visiting Kumanovo was defeated by Kozuv in Gevgelija 80-69. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Kumanovo. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Kumanovo was better in fourth quarter 23-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Serbian Milivoje Mijovic (200-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 23 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and American point guard Kenyon McNeaill (185-91, college: Louisiana Tech) chipped in 16 points and 8 assists. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. The best for the losing side was American point guard Yonel Brown (175-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: BeoExcell) with 22 points and Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) scored 11 points and 4 assists. Four Kumanovo players scored in double figures. Kozuv maintains fourth place with 5-4 record. Kumanovo at the other side keeps the third position with three games lost. Kozuv will play against Strumica (#6) in Strumica in the next round. Kumanovo will play at home against Ohrid AV and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kumanovo: Y.Brown 22+1reb+1ast, M.Pekovic 11+4reb+4ast, D.Mijatovic 11+3reb, M.Janevski 10+4reb+1ast, D.Karadzovski 7+4reb+3ast, N.Karakolev 6+2reb
Kozuv: M.Mijovic 23+15reb+2ast, K.McNeaill 16+1reb+8ast, L.Hall 15+4reb+5ast, N.Djurasovic 9+2reb+1ast, G.Glavchev 9, A.Shterjov 6+1reb
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Ohrid AV - Feni Industries 62-83

The game in Ohrid supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Feni Industries (8-1) played at the court of 7th ranked Ohrid AV (2-7). Feni Industries smashed Ohrid AV 83-62. The game without a history. Feni Industries led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Feni Industries outrebounded Ohrid AV 44-28 including 18 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Serbian power forward Branislav Djekic (209-91) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. International point guard Andrej Magdevski (192-96) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists. Four Feni Industries players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was Serbian center Milojko Vasilic (207-89, agency: 011 Sports) who recorded 10 points and 8 rebounds and forward Branko Janevski (203-87) added 16 points respectively. 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. Feni Industries keep a position of league leader, which they share with Rabotnicki. Newly promoted Ohrid AV keeps the seventh place with seven games lost. Feni Industries' next round opponent will be Pelister Bitola (#5) at home. Ohrid AV will play against Kumanovo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ohrid AV: B.Janevski 16+2reb, M.Vasilic 10+8reb, L.Milojevic 7+1reb, A.Doneski 7+2reb+1ast, S.Gligorijevic 5+4reb, S.Mihajlovski 4+5reb
Feni Industries: M.Ceskovic 21+1reb+1ast, B.Djekic 14+15reb, P.Pajic 11+5reb+1ast, A.Magdevski 10+10reb+7ast, G.Sharabidze 8+6reb, B.Stajic 8+2reb+2ast
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Phoenix Galati lands Phillip Miller, ex Sokhumi - by Eurobasket News

CS Phoenix Galati (Liga Nationala) landed 26-year old American guard Phillip Miller (185-91, college: Wiley, agency: 011 Sports). He spent his 2-year professional career in Georgia. He started the season at Sokhumi in Georgian Superleague. In 6 games he averaged impressive 18.2ppg, 3.7rpg, 5.8apg and 2.8spg this season. The last season Miller played also at Sokhumi (also in Superleague) where in 34 games he was the best scorer with remarkable 19.9ppg and recorded 3.5rpg, 2.9apg and 3.5spg (leader !!!). Miller helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. It was a very successful season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Georgian League Defansive Player of the Year, Guard of the Year and selected to 1st Team.
Among other achievements Miller's college team won RRAC Tournament in 2014. He received also All-RRAC Player of the Year award in 2015.
Miller graduated from Wiley College in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Tobias Jahn claims German ProA weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Tobias Jahn (204-PF-86) had a great game in the last round for Ehingen and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 30-year old power forward had a double-double of 35 points and thirteen rebounds, while his team lost the game against Hanau (#6, 11-7) 73-78. Ehingen maintains the 14th position in German ProA. The season is in a full swing, so it's only a dream for the team to make it into top half of the standings. For contrary they may face relegation if the situation turns from bad to worse. Ehingen have already lost 14 games and recorded just five victories. It's Jahn's second year at Ehingen and it's hard to imagine this team without him. California State Polytechnica Un. Pomona graduate has very impressive stats this year. Jahn is in league's top in rebounds (5th best: 7.9rpg) and averages solid 59.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American forward Kruize Pinkins (203-F-93) of Hanau. Pinkins impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for Hanau to edge the lower-ranked Ehingen (#14, 5-14) by 5 points 78-73. Hanau's 6th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Pinkins is well-known by Hanau fans and he already established his position as one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 18.8ppg (#2). He also registered 9.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Dane Watts (203-F-86) of Oettinger R. (#7). Watts scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Despite Watts' great performance Oettinger R. lost 83-85 to the higher-ranked Crailsheim (#2, 15-4). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Oettinger R. needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 10 victories and 9 lost games. Watts has a very solid season. In 9 games in Germany he scored 14.8ppg. He also has 6.1rpg and FGP: 52.2%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Joshua Young (185-G-88) of Nuernberg - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Grant Gibbs (196-G-89) of Oettinger R. - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Vance Hall (193-PG-91) of Heidelberg - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Devin White (203-F-88) of Heidelberg - 15 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Christopher Dunn (189-PG-83) of Crailsheim - 28 points and 6 assists
9. Marcus Hatten (185-PG-80) of MBC - 13 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists
10. Niklas Wuerzner (196-G-94) of Heidelberg - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists

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



Chris Hill Headed To The Hambrug Towers - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

According to eurobasket sources Chris Hill will start his profesisonal career in Europe in style joining the up and coming Pro A team Hamburg Towers. He had his first practice today and will help bolster their front court. "I am humble and hungry to help provide a lift and with my role on the team and make playoffs and contend for a title", stressed Chris Hill. Hill is a 26 year old 203cm forward from Los Angeles, California that will be playing his fourth profesional season after toiling around mostly in the minor leagues in the United States and playing in South America. He recently played for the GIE Maile Matrix (UBA). Last season he had looks and workouts with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Dallas Mavericks, Minnesota Timberwolves and San Antonio Spurs. This past September he was with the Utah Jazz (NBA) in training camp. Last season Hill played for the La Salle-UPB Cochabamba (Bolivia-Libobasquet): 15 games: Score-4 (23.7ppg), 8.2rpg, 2.1apg, 2.3spg, 2.1bpg, FGP: 52.3%, 3PT: 39.0%, FT: 81.0% and in 2016 played for the Jose Horacio Rodriguez (Dominican Republic-Moca Reg.League): 10 games: 20.0ppg, 7.3rpg, 2.1apg, 1.0bpg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 50.0%.

The American played college basketball at SW Missis.CC (JUCO) and as a senior played 20 games averaging 19.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 49.1%, 3PT: 35.0%, FT: 75.0%. He started his professional basketball career in 2012 with the South Carolina Warriors (ABA): 29 games: 24.4ppg, 9.3rpg, 5.0apg, FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 43.3%, FT: 78.0%. He also played for the Johnston County Nighthawks (TRBL) playing 7 games: 29.1ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.7apg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 64.2%, 3PT: 40.9%, FT: 80.4%. IN the 2013-2014 he moved to the Cary Invasion (TRBL) playing 18 games: 20.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 3.0apg, Blocks-1 (3.0bpg), FGP: 51.3%, 3PT: 50.0%. In 2014 he played for the Savage Inc. Basketball Team (A-League): 6 games: 20.2ppg, 5.5apg, 6.5rpg, 1.7spg, 1.5bpg, FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 35.3%, FT: 85%. Achievements in his basketball career have been TRBL Eastern Conference Regular Season Champion -14, TRBL Finalist -14, and Bolivian Libobasquet All-Star Game -14



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Div.B Standing

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

Regular Season: Round 16

North

Jan. 29: Karditsas - Periko/Arhelaos
Jan. 29: Filippos Veroias - Kastoria
Jan. 29: Stratoni - Ermis Agias
Jan. 29: Xanthis - Charilaos TM
Jan. 29: Agriniou - HANTH
Jan. 29: Polygirou - Anatolia
Jan. 29: Evropi - Ermis Lagkada
Jan. 29: Gefyra - Aias Evosmou

Round 11

Jan. 25: Mandraikos - Ergotelis 65-52

South

Jan. 29: Mandraikos - Zografou
Jan. 29: Papagou - Kronos AD
Jan. 29: Tritonas S. - Proteas V.
Jan. 29: Koropi - Apollon Sm.
Jan. 29: Ionikos Nikaias - Panerythraikos
Jan. 29: Ergotelis - KAP
Jan. 29: Marousi - Nea Kifisia
Jan. 29: Peristeri GS - Panelefsiniakos


EuroLeague: Crvena Zvezda extend streak to 7, hold off Panathinaikos - by Eurobasket News

Crvena Zvezda - Panathinaikos 72:66

Crvena Zvezda stayed on the winning path in EuroLeague regular season. The Serbian champions rolled past Panathinaikos in Belgrade for the seventh straight victory. Marko Simonovic (201-F-86, agency: BeoBasket) nailed 13 points to lead the winners.
Crvena Zvezda opened the game on a stunning 16:0 run to take the lead. Panathinaikos came back to life late in the period and pulled within 6 points at the first break 20:14. Crvena Zvezda maintained the lead throughout the second term and secured a 39:33 halftime lead. Panathinaikos pulled closer in the third term. The Athens side got within a single point at the final break 56:57. But Crvena Zvezda held the visitors to just 10 points in the fourth term and raced to yet another victory. Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) tossed in 11 points, while Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) accounted for 10 points and 14 rebounds in the win. Kenny Gabriel (209-PF-89, college: Auburn) responded with 23 points for Panathinaikos. Mike James (185-PG-90, college: Lamar) had 19 points in the loss.

Crvena Zvezda: Marko Simonovic 13, Luka Mitrovic 11, Ognjen Kuzmic 10+14 boards
Panathinaikos: Kenny Gabriel 23, Mike James 19



Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti inks Randal Falker, ex AEK Athens - by Eurobasket News

Steaua CSM EximBank Bucuresti (Liga Nationala) signed 32-year old American power forward Randal Falker (201-105kg-85, college: S.Illinois). He started the season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 league. In four games he had 3.5ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.0apg this season. Falker also played 9 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded just 2.6ppg and 4.0rpg. The last season he played at Sluc Nancy in French ProA. In 23 games he averaged 9.0ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1bpg. A very impressive season as he was named to Eurobasket.com All-French ProA Honorable Mention. Falker also played 7 games in Eurocup where he got 8.3ppg, 6.9rpg (#3 in the league) and 2.0apg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Falker's team made it to the ProA Semifinals in 2012, 2014 and 2015. He was also voted All-MVC 1st Team back in 2007 and 2008 at his college time.
Falker has played previously professionally in Turkey (Besiktas) and France (Cholet Basket).
He attended Southern Illinois University until 2008 and it is his ninth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. KR 12-3 
 2. Stjarnan 10-4 
 3. Tindastoll 10-5 
 4. Thor Thorl 9-6 
 5. Thor AK 8-6 
 6. Grindavik 7-7 
 7. Keflavik 7-7 
 8. IR 7-8 
 9. Njardvik 7-8 
 10. Skallagrimur 6-9 
 11. Haukar 5-10 
 12. Snaefell 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 26: Njardvik - Tindastoll 92-86
Jan. 26: IR - Skallagrimur 81-74
Jan. 26: KR - Haukar 77-69
Jan. 26: Snaefell - Thor Thorl 68-99
Jan. 26: Keflavik - Stjarnan
Jan. 27: Thor AK - Grindavik


Stats Leaders (Men)

Points Per Game
 Amin STEVENS
  Keflavik
  (203-F-90)
  Avg: 30.8
 1. Stevens, Keflavik30.8 
 2. Wright, Haukar29.9 
 3. Whitfield, Skallagr.28.2 
 4. Carberry, Thor T.27.1 
 5. Beamon, Thor AK23.4 
 6. Hester, Tindastoll22.6 
 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.14.9 
 3. Baeringsson, Stjar.12.6 
 4. Hester, Tindastoll11.4 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell11.3 
 6. Carberry, Thor T.11.2 
 7. Wright, Haukar9.7 
 8. Samb, Tindastoll9.5 
 9. Hankins-Cole, IR9.4 
 10. Ermolinskij, KR8.8 
Assists Per Game
 Pavel ERMOLINSKIJ
  KR
  (202-G-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ermolinskij, KR6.7 
 2. Birgisson, Tindastoll5.9 
 3. Clinch, Grindavik5.8 
 4. Barja, Haukar5.6 
 5. Vilhjalmsson, Kefla.5.5 
 6. Shouse, Stjarnan5.3 
 7. Bjornsson, Skallagr.5.1 
 8. Baeringsson, Stjar.4.9 
 9. Carberry, Thor T.4.7 
 10. Sigurdarson, IR4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Matthew HUNTER
  IR
  (196-G-90)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hunter, IR3.1 
 2. Barrett, Snaefell3.1 
 3. Birgisson, Tindastoll2.6 
 4. Stevens, Keflavik2.3 
 5. Rikhardsson, Tinda.2.3 
 6. Olafsson, Grindavik2.3 
 7. Barja, Haukar2.0 
 8. Stefansson, KR2.0 
 9. Wright, Haukar1.9 
 10. Jonsson, Keflavik1.7 
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, IR1.5 
 4. Austin, Stjarnan1.5 
 5. Barrett, Snaefell1.4 
 6. Jackson, Njardvik1.3 
 7. Samb, Tindastoll1.3 
 8. Saevarsson, Grind.1.3 
 9. Magnusson, Haukar1.2 
 10. Hester, Tindastoll1.2 


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 14-1 
 2. Fjolnir 13-3 
 3. Valur 11-3 
 4. Breidablik 10-6 
 5. Vestri 6-9 
 6. Hamar 6-10 
 7. FSU 6-11 
 8. IA 5-12 
 9. Armann 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 26: FSU - IA 65-70
Jan. 27: Breidablik - Vestri
Jan. 27: Fjolnir - Hottur
Jan. 27: Valur - Armann


Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 32.9
 1. Motley, FSU32.9 
 2. Garland, Breidablik28.3 
 3. Woods, Hamar27.3 
 4. Shouse, IA26.3 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.1 
 6. Chia-Kur, Vestri22.1 
 7. Bracey, Valur21.8 
 8. King, Valur21.8 
 9. Knezevic, Vestri21.7 
 10. Pryor, Fjolnir20.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Woods, Hamar14.3 
 2. Moss, Hottur12.7 
 3. Motley, FSU12.5 
 4. Pryor, Fjolnir12.5 
 5. King, Valur10.5 
 6. Petursson, Valur9.6 
 7. Shouse, IA9.6 
 8. Knezevic, Vestri9.4 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur9.3 
 10. Kristjansson, IA9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Moss, Hottur9.3 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.5 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.8 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.5 
 5. Bracey, Valur5.1 
 6. Shouse, IA4.9 
 7. Olafsson, Hamar4.8 
 8. King, Valur4.4 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.1 
 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, Hamar2.3 
 6. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 7. Motley, FSU2.1 
 8. Gudnason, Armann2.0 
 9. King, Valur2.0 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. King, Valur2.0 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Johannesson, Breid.1.2 
 5. Motley, FSU1.2 
 6. Karason, Fjolnir1.0 
 7. Virijevic, Hottur0.9 
 8. Petursson, Valur0.9 
 9. Stefansson, FSU0.8 
 10. Kristjansson, IA0.8 


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

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

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). He could not help Boras Basket (11-10) in their last game. Despite Sigurdarson's very good performance Boras Basket lost 71-82 on the road to the leading BC Lulea. He was the top scorer with 22 points (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 34 minutes on the court. It was Boras Basket's third consecutive loss in a row. Sigurdarson has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 49.0%, 3FGP: 33.6% and FT: 97.1%(68-70) in 21 games he played so far. He played for the Icelandic senior national team two years ago.

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #2. Second place goes to an international small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in France). Palsson led SPO Rouen to a surprising victory over the sixth-ranked STB Le Havre (9-7) 78-77 in the French ProB (second division) last Tuesday. He was MVP of the game. Palsson recorded 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. SPO Rouen Basket (6-10) is placed 15th in the ProB. It's Palsson's first season with the team. This year he has relatively solid stats: 12.5ppg, 4.4rpg, 3.6apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.8%, 3FGP: 43.1% and FT: 74.5%. Palsson is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.

Martin Hermannsson
Martin Hermannsson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an international guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in France). He led Charleville-Mezieres to a victory over the 16th-ranked Saint-Quentin (6-10) 85-80 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. Hermannsson was the best player in that game. He scored 28 points (!!!), had 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 40 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Hermannsson's third season in pro basketball. Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (11-5) is placed third in the ProB. Hermannsson has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.1ppg, 4.3rpg, 6.2apg, 2FGP: 51.9%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 87.4% in 16 games. Hermannsson is also a member of the Icelandic senior national team.

Kristofer Acox
Kristofer Acox
   #4. Forward Kristofer Acox (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to Furman's victory against the East Tennessee State University (1-0) 75-62 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. He scored 19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The Furman University has 3-2 conference record this season. Acox is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Furman's roster. Acox has reliable stats this season: 12.8ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Jon Gudmundsson
Jon Gudmundsson
   #5. U20 international guard Jon Gudmundsson (193-96, currently studies in the States) contributed to Davidson's victory against the University of Duquesne (0-2) 74-60 in the NCAA last Tuesday. Gudmundsson recorded 12 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes. The Davidson College has 2-3 conference record this season. This year Gudmundsson's overall stats are: 8.0ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.8apg and 1.6spg in 17 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic U20 national team.

Elvar Fridriksson
Elvar Fridriksson
   #6. Guard Elvar Fridriksson (183-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Barry University's victory against the Nova Southeastern University 77-63 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. Fridriksson scored 20 points and added 7 assists. The Barry University has a very good 9-2 record this season. This year Fridriksson has very high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 3.9rpg, 7.3apg and 1.3spg. Fridriksson is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Aegir Steinarsson
Aegir Steinarsson
   #7. International point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Newberry, currently plays in Spain) was the major contributor in Burgos' victory against the 12th-ranked CB Prat (9-11) crushing them 87-64 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 11 points and added 4 assists in 20 minutes. San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (14-7) is placed fourth in the LEB Gold. This year Steinarsson's total stats are: 5.7ppg, 2.4rpg and 3.6apg in 21 games. He is also Icelandic national team player.

Kari Jonsson
Kari Jonsson
   #8. Guard Kari Jonsson (190-97, is currently at the American university) was not able to help the Drexel in their game against the University of N.Carolina-Wilmington (0-1) in the NCAA. He recorded 8 points in 25 minutes. The Drexel lost 74-87 at home to the University of N.Carolina-. Jonsson has averaged so far 8.9ppg, 2.4rpg and 2.2apg in 20 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic U20 national team.

One more player who has never been selected to any of national teams, but has Icelandic passport:

   #1. Gunnar Hardarson (185-SG-96, currently plays in NCAA2) led Belmont Abbey College to a victory against the Erskine University (2-6) 82-77 in the NCAA2 last Wednesday. Hardarson scored 13 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The Belmont Abbey College has rather weak 3-6 record this season. Hardarson has averaged so far 9.5ppg and 1.7rpg.



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

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

Donnie McGrath
Donnie McGrath
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Donnie McGrath (193-84, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Providence, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He led his Greek team AEK Athens to a victory against the closely-ranked Partizan (8-6) 69-65 in the Basketball Champions League in Wednesday night's game. McGrath recorded 11 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 30 minutes on the court. AEK Athens (9-5) is placed second in group E. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. The Regular Season already ended in the Basketball Champions League. This year McGrath averages: 9.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 33.3%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 83.3% in two games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. McGrath played for the Irish senior national team nine years ago. Strangely he has never played in Ireland.

John Carroll
John Carroll
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international forward John Carroll (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA. Carroll could not help the Hartford (1-3) to beat the Binghamton University. He scored 5 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. The Hartford was crushed 76-55 at home by the Binghamton University. Carroll's overall stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 12.5% and FT: 60.3%. He played for the Irish U16 national team in 2011.

Brian Fitzpatrick
Brian Fitzpatrick
   #3. The Irish player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Brian Fitzpatrick (203-89, also represented by Diamond Sports, college: Bucknell, currently plays in Czech Republic). Fitzpatrick was not able to help Prostejov in their game against BK Opava (11-9) in the Czech Republic NBL. He cannot count it as his best performance. Fitzpatrick scored only 2 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 25 minutes. Prostejov was badly defeated 91-72 on the road by the higher-ranked (#5) BK Opava. It was Prostejov's fourth consecutive loss in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Fitzpatrick's overall stats are: 10.0ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 58.8%(10-17), 3FGP: 66.7% and FT: 66.7% in three games. He is a naturalized American. Fitzpatrick is also a member of the Irish senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

Paul Dick
Paul Dick
   #4. Guard Paul Dick (193-91, agency: Duran International, college: Franklin Pierce, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-14) in their last game. Despite his good performance the 16th-placed Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada (1-14) lost 82-89 in Arrecife to the higher-ranked (#11) Lanzarote in the Group B. Dick recorded 11 points and added 4 passes in 20 minutes. It was Viten Getafe Fuenlabrada's fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Dick's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 9.7ppg, 2.3rpg and 2.4apg in 10 games. Dick is also Irish national team player.

Conor Quinn
Conor Quinn
   #5. International guard Conor Quinn (185-95, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the Mayville State University in their game against the Jamestown College in the NStar. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Quinn scored only 2 points in 8 minutes on the court. his team lost 50-59 in Jamestown to the College. Quinn has relatively good stats this year: 13.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg in 15 games. He plays currently for the Irish national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Mike Hall (203-F-84, agency: Interperformances, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a 1-point Angelico Biella's victory against the third-ranked Agrigento (11-7) 84-83 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday. Hall recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 12 rebounds. He also added 5 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Angelico Biella (13-5) is placed second. Hall has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 13.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg. Hall is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Ireland.

   #2. Will Hanley (201-G/F-90, agency: Duran International, college: Bowdoin, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a 1-point CB Canarias' victory against the 15th-ranked Blusens Monbus (4-12) 82-81 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. Hanley scored 10 points in 17 minutes. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (13-4) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Hanley's overall stats are: 5.1ppg and 2.2rpg in 17 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Apparently Hanley has never played in Ireland.

   #3. Ian O'Leary (201-F-86, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Spain) led Baloncesto Fuenlabrada to an overtime victory against one of league's weakest teams Joventut (4-13) 94-88 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. He scored 13 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Montakit Fuenlabrada (8-9) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. It's O'Leary's first season with the team. O'Leary's overall stats this year are: 5.4ppg and 3.4rpg. He is a naturalized American. Apparently O'Leary has never played in Ireland.

   #4. Andrew James Ogilvy (211-C-88, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in Australia) could not help Illawarra Hawks (12-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance Illawarra Hawks lost 79-85 on the road to the one of league's weakest teams (#7) Cairns Taipans. Ogilvy had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists in 23 minutes. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ogilvy's first season with the team. Ogilvy has relatively good stats this year: 11.0ppg, 7.2rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5bpg in 24 games. He has a dual citizenship: Irish and Australian.

   #5. Ako Adams (188-G-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to help the Rice in their game against the Louisiana Tech University (1-0) in the NCAA. Adams scored 6 points. The Rice was defeated 74-64 at home by the Louisiana Tech University. Adams' total stats this season are: 2.5ppg and 1.3apg.

   #6. Patrick Carney (185-G-85, college: Chapman, currently plays in Germany) led Schalke to a victory against the leader SSV Lok Bernau 90-84 in the German ProB (third division) in Saturday night's game. He recorded 11 points and added 6 passes. Carney has relatively good stats this season: 13.3ppg, 2.9rpg and 3.3apg. He is a naturalized American. Interesting that Carney has never played in Ireland.



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Standings - BSL

Winner League Standings
 1. Maccabi T-A 12-3 
 2. Hapoel Holon 10-5 
 3. Bnei Hertzeliyya 9-6 
 4. Hapoel J-M 9-6 
 5. Hapoel T-A 8-7 
 6. Maccabi Rishon 8-7 
 7. Maccabi Haifa 7-8 
 8. Ironi Nahariya 7-8 
 9. Hapoel Eilat 7-8 
 10. Maccabi Ashdod 5-10 
 11. Galil Gilboa 5-10 
 12. Maccabi K/G 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 29: Maccabi K/G - Hapoel Eilat
Jan. 29: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi Haifa
Jan. 29: Bnei Hertzeliyya - Hapoel T-A
Jan. 29: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon
Jan. 29: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Ashdod
Jan. 29: Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Holon


Loto League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Khalif WYATT
  Hapoel H.
  (193-SG-91)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Wyatt, Hapoel H.19.7 
 2. Tucker, Hapoel T-A18.7 
 3. Milbourne, Hapoel E.17.1 
 4. Siggers, Galil Gilboa16.8 
 5. Taylor, Maccabi .16.2 
 6. Holloway, Galil G.16.1 
 7. Williams, Hapoel T.15.9 
 8. Simhon, Maccabi Haifa15.6 
 9. Goudelock, Maccabi .15.5 
 10. Griffin, Galil Gilboa15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Darion ATKINS
  Hapoel Holon
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 9.7
 1. Atkins, Hapoel Holon9.7 
 2. Mashour, Bnei H.9.5 
 3. Adrien, Bnei H.9.1 
 4. Williams, Hapoel T.8.8 
 5. Holloway, Galil G.8.5 
 6. Singleton, Maccabi .8.0 
 7. Iverson, Maccabi .7.3 
 8. Cohen, Maccabi .7.2 
 9. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat7.1 
 10. Gates, Ironi N.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Gregory VARGAS
  Maccabi .
  (180-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Vargas, Maccabi .8.7 
 2. Teague, Ironi N.7.3 
 3. Blatt, Hapoel T-A6.3 
 4. Kitchen, Ironi N.6.2 
 5. Lyons, Hapoel T-A6.0 
 6. Henry, Hapoel Eilat5.9 
 7. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .5.3 
 8. Ewing, Maccabi .5.1 
 9. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .4.7 
 10. Mekel, Maccabi T-A4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Justin CARTER
  Maccabi .
  (193-G/F-87)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Carter, Maccabi .2.5 
 2. Shuchman, Galil G.2.3 
 3. Ben-Chimol, Maccabi .2.2 
 4. Perez Kaufma., Maccabi .1.9 
 5. Ziv, Maccabi .1.9 
 6. Henry, Hapoel Eilat1.9 
 7. Ben-Zvi, Galil G.1.9 
 8. Taylor, Maccabi .1.9 
 9. Howell, Hapoel T-A1.9 
 10. DiBartolomeo, Maccabi .1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Reginald BUCKNER
  Hapoel Eilat
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Buckner, Hapoel Eilat2.1 
 2. Griffin, Galil Gilboa1.8 
 3. Stoudemire, Hapoel J.1.5 
 4. Jones, Hapoel J-M1.3 
 5. Adrien, Bnei H.1.3 
 6. Chubrevich, Hapoel H.1.2 
 7. Blayzer, Maccabi .1.1 
 8. Mitchell, Maccabi .1.1 
 9. Daniels, Hapoel Eilat1.0 
 10. McCrea, Maccabi .0.9 


Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 12-4 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 11-4 
 3. Hap.R/G Givat. 11-5 
 4. Hapoel K/S 10-6 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-6 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 8-7 
 7. Hapoel Migd.H. 8-8 
 8. Maccabi H/H 8-8 
 9. Ironi K-A 8-8 
 10. Hap.Haifa 7-9 
 11. Hapoel G/A 7-9 
 12. Galil Elion 6-10 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 3-13 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 24: Hapoel G/A - Hapoel Migd.H. 85-79
Jan. 24: Hap.R/G Givat. - Ironi Ramat Gan 84-74
Jan. 21: Maccabi Raanana - Hap.Haifa 83-72
Jan. 24: Maccabi Raanana - Ironi Nes-Ziona 83-70
Jan. 25: Hapoel B/S - Ironi K-A 79-70
Jan. 24: Hap.Haifa - Maccabi H/H 70-73
Jan. 24: Macc.Rehovot - Hapoel K/S 69-71
Jan. 24: Ramat Hasharon - Galil Elion 108-110

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 31: Ironi Ramat Gan - Maccabi Raanana
Jan. 31: Hapoel K/S - Hap.R/G Givat.
Jan. 31: Galil Elion - Ironi K-A
Jan. 31: Hap.Haifa - Hapoel B/S
Jan. 31: Maccabi H/H - Hapoel G/A
Jan. 31: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Ramat Hasharon
Jan. 31: Hapoel Migd.H. - Macc.Rehovot
Jan. 28: Macc.Rehovot - Maccabi Raanana


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Jaraun BURROWS
  Hap.Haifa
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Burrows, Hap.Haifa24.3 
 2. Warren, Maccabi .24.3 
 3. Aska, Ironi R.22.5 
 4. Brown, Ironi R.22.2 
 5. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A21.5 
 7. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.5 
 8. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.5 
 9. Relphorde, Hapoel M.20.5 
 10. Gaston, Hapoel M.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrence WATSON
  Hapoel K/S
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.8 
 2. Sykes, Hapoel G/A11.5 
 3. Jordan, Galil Elion10.9 
 4. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.9 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .10.7 
 6. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.6 
 7. Burrows, Hap.Haifa10.6 
 8. McShepard, Ironi N.10.5 
 9. Gaston, Hapoel M.10.4 
 10. Livingston, Hapoel K.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Teel, Ironi R.9.3 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.8.8 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .6.4 
 4. Cohen, Hapoel K/S6.1 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.3 
 6. Shaashoua, Maccabi .4.9 
 7. Honig, Ramat H.4.7 
 8. Salz, Galil Elion4.6 
 9. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Teel, Ironi R.3.7 
 2. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.9 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .2.6 
 4. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.6 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .2.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.2 
 7. Cohen, Hapoel K/S1.9 
 8. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 9. Halamish, Ironi K.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.5 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.1 
 3. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.9 
 4. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.7 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .1.6 
 6. Caracter, Ramat H.1.5 
 7. Labanowski, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.2 
 9. Givens, Maccabi .1.2 
 10. McShepard, Ironi N.1.1 


Alex Tyus selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket News

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

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
#1. This week's number one is former international center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague). He was the major contributor in Galatasaray's victory against the closely-ranked Maccabi T-A (6-13) crushing them 102-63 in the Euroleague in Tuesday night's game. Tyus recorded 18 points and blocked 2 blocks in a mere 16 minutes on the court. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (6-13) is placed 14th in group A. Tyus has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 5.5rpg, 1.6bpg, 2FGP: 66.4% (85-128) and FT: 51.9% in 19 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Tyus played for the Israeli senior national team four years ago. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Anton Shoutvin
Anton Shoutvin
#2. Second place goes to former U22 international center Anton Shoutvin (206-89, currently plays in Slovakia). Shoutvin could not help Iskra Svit (12-14) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Iskra Svit was defeated 91-84 on the road by the lower-ranked Karlovka (#9). Shoutvin recorded a double-double by scoring 34 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 3 steals. It's Shoutvin's first season with the team. Shoutvin has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.6ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 62.6% (127-203), 3FGP: 36.7% and FT: 81.5%. Shoutvin played for the Israeli U22 national team in 2011.

Egor Koulechov
Egor Koulechov
#3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Egor Koulechov (196-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). Koulechov led Rice to a 3-point victory against the University of Southern Mississippi (0-1) 61-58 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 13 rebounds. The Rice University has 2-3 conference record this season. This year Koulechov has very high stats. He averages: 19.2ppg, 8.7rpg, 2.1apg, 2FGP: 51.3%, 3FGP: 51.6% (47-91) and FT: 85.0%. Koulechov has a dual citizenship: Russian and Israeli. Ex-Wingate Academy Netanya player is also a member of the Israeli senior national team.

Anton Kazarnovski
Anton Kazarnovski
#4. Power forward Anton Kazarnovski (206-85, currently plays in Germany) was not able to help BG Karlsruhe in their game against USC Leipzig (5-11) in the German ProB (third division). Kazarnovski recorded 7 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The sixth-placed BG Karlsruhe (8-7) was defeated 69-62 in Leipzig by the lower-ranked USC Leipzig (#11) in the South group. This season Kazarnovski has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.8apg. Kazarnovski is another player who holds two passports: Russian and Israeli. He used to play for the Israeli university national team back in 2007.

Roman Sorkin
Roman Sorkin
#5. Former U20 international power forward Roman Sorkin (205-96, currently studies in the States) managed to help University of Oregon to win against the University of California (1-1) crushing them 86-63 in the NCAA last Thursday. He scored 5 points. The University of Oregon has 5-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all five games in the conference. Sorkin's overall stats this season are: 4.4ppg and 2.8rpg. He used to play for the Israeli U20 national team two years ago.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
#6. Point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Scafati (4-14) in their game against Latina Basket (10-8) in the Italian Serie A2 (second division). Naimy scored 7 points and added 5 passes in 32 minutes. Scafati (#16) lost 61-74 in Latina to the much higher-ranked (#6) Basket in the West group. It was Scafati's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Naimy has very impressive stats this year: 16.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 8.1apg and 1.3spg in 14 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Israeli senior team two years ago.

Ido Flaisher
Ido Flaisher
#7. U20 international center Ido Flaisher (206-98, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Hawaii (1-2) in their game against the University of California - Davis in the NCAA. Flaisher cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. The Hawaii was defeated 76-70 in Davis by the University of California -. Flaisher's overall stats this season are: 3.8ppg and 3.1rpg. He is also Israeli U20 national team player.

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

#1. TJ Leaf (208-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) led UCLA to an easy victory against the Arizona State University (1-1) crushing them 102-80 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He scored 19 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 34 minutes. The Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles have 4-1 conference record this season. Leaf has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.0ppg, 8.4rpg, 2.6apg and 1.2bpg in 20 games he played so far. Leaf is a naturalized American. Despite his Israeli passport, Leaf previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Israeli team. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

#2. Marios Matalon (186-G-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams GS Larissas (3-11) crushing them 90-65 in the Greek A2 (second division) last Saturday. He scored 10 points in 20 minutes. Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (13-0) is placed first in the A2. So far his team won all thirteen games in the Regular Season. This year Matalon's overall stats are: 8.2ppg, 2.0rpg and 2.9apg in 13 games. He has a dual citizenship: Israeli and Greek. Despite Matalon's Israeli passport, he previously played for the Greek U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Israeli team.

#3. Mor Menashe (188-G-92, currently plays in Canada) could not help the Lakehead University (4-9) in their last game. Despite Menashe's good performance the Lakehead University (#3) was crushed 96-58 on the road by the Ravens. He was the second best scorer with 12 points in 34 minutes. This year Menashe has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 5.8rpg, 4.2apg and 1.7spg in 12 games.

#4. Alon Hemsani (201-F, currently plays in NAIA) was not able to help the Culver Stockton College in their game against the Clarke University (1-1) in the NAIA. Hemsani recorded 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and made 3 blocks in 32 minutes. But the Culver Stockton College lost 69-82 in Dubuque to the Clarke University. So far Culver Stockton College lost all thirteen games in the Regular Season. This year Hemsani's overall stats are: 6.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg in 13 games.

#5. Freddie Goldstein (178-PG-88, college: S.Alabama, currently plays in ASEAN League) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams KL Dragons (2-6) in their game against Kaohsiung (2-6) in the ASEAN League. He recorded 6 points and added 4 assists. KL Dragons was badly defeated 97-79 at home by the higher-ranked Kaohsiung (#4). Goldstein's overall stats this season are: 6.1ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.2apg and 1.1bpg. He is a naturalized American. Goldstein used to play for Hapoel Kfar Saba/Kohav Yair in Israeli league.



National League Round 16: Hapoel Kfar Saba edge Maccabi Rehovot by two points - by Eurobasket News

There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 16 in the National League took place in Rehovot. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Maccabi Rehovot (8-7) to fifth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (10-6) 71-69 on Tuesday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St.) chipped in 16 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Marquis Addison (195-91, college: Missouri So., agency: XL Basketball Agency) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Hapoel Kfar Saba have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ironi Nes-Ziona. Newly promoted Maccabi Rehovot keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba is looking forward to face higher ranked Hap.R/G Givat. (#3) in Givataim in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Maccabi Rehovot will play at home against the league's second-placed Maccabi Raanana and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Raanana. Second ranked Maccabi Raanana faced 3rd ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona. Host Maccabi Raanana (11-4) defeated guests from Nes Ziyona (10-6) 83-70. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Benny Gil contributed with 15 points and 4 steals for the winners. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds for Ironi Nes-Ziona. Maccabi Raanana have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-4 record behind leader Hapoel B/S. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Hapoel K/S. Maccabi Raanana will play against Maccabi Rehovot (#6) on the road in the next round. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hasharon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Hapoel B/S delivered the twelfth victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (8-8) 79-70 in Beer Sheva. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a quality performance of Jason Williams who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Hapoel B/S's coach Yaniv Burger used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Sir'Dominic Pointer responded with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds. Hapoel B/S (12-4) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Maccabi H/H and Hapoel Migd.H.. Hapoel B/S will meet Hap.Haifa (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Galil Elion in Kazrin and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Ramat Hasharon. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 13th ranked Hasharon (3-13) to twelfth ranked Galil Elion (6-10) 110-108 in the fight for the twelfth place. The winners were led by Cinmeon Bowers who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field). Galil Elion maintains twelfth position with 6-10 record. Hasharon lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. Galil Elion's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#9) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Hasharon will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hope to win that game.
Important game to mention about took place in Haifa. Tenth ranked Hasharon (8-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-9) 73-70 on Tuesday evening. Storm Warren fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. Hasharon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A and Hapoel Migd.H. Hap.Haifa lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Hasharon will face Hapoel Afula (#11) at home in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against the league's leader Hapoel B/S having rather not much hope for a victory.

Rest of the games of round 16 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan was defeated by Hap.R/G Givat. in Givataim 84-74. Hapoel G/A beat Hapoel Migd.H. at home 85-79. Hap.Haifa lost to Maccabi Raanana on the opponent's court 72-83.
The best stats of 16th round was 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds by Jaraun Burrows of Hap.Haifa.

Hapoel B/S - Ironi K-A 79-70

Leader Hapoel B/S delivered the twelfth victory on Wednesday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (8-8) 79-70 in Beer Sheva. Hapoel B/S made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. The game was also dominated by American players. Worth to mention a quality performance of swingman Jason Williams (198-83, college: UTEP) who helped to win the game recording 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Anthony Fisher (191-86) who added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Hapoel B/S's coach Yaniv Burger used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-92, college: St.John's) responded with a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 15 rebounds and power forward Dallis Joyner (203-90, college: Stony Brook) scored 14 points. Hapoel B/S (12-4) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain first position. Loser Ironi Kiryat Ata keeps the seventh place with eight games lost. They share the position with Maccabi H/H and Hapoel Migd.H.. Hapoel B/S will meet Hap.Haifa (#10) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Ironi Kiryat Ata will play against Galil Elion in Kazrin and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel B/S: J.Williams 30+6reb+4ast, A.Fisher 14+7reb+7ast, D.Shamriz 11+5reb+1ast, J.Allen 9+5reb+1ast, J.Lewis 9+6reb+2ast, B.Eisenhardt 4+3reb+1ast
Ironi K-A: S.Pointer 33+15reb+1ast, D.Joyner 14+4reb, N.Matalon 12+2reb+2ast, Y.Ainhorn 7+2reb+5ast, S.David 3+3reb, G.Halamish 1+4reb+3ast
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Maccabi Raanana - Ironi Nes-Ziona 83-70

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Raanana. Second ranked Maccabi Raanana faced 3rd ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona. Host Maccabi Raanana (11-4) defeated guests from Nes Ziyona (10-6) 83-70. Maccabi Raanana made 20-of-23 charity shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his eight free throws). Benny Gil contributed with 15 points and 4 steals for the winners. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) replied with 20 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import forward Billy McShepard (208-87, college: Valdosta St., agency: Blacktop Management) added 12 points and 14 rebounds in the effort for Ironi Nes-Ziona. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Maccabi Raanana have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-4 record behind leader Hapoel B/S. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. They share the position with Hapoel K/S. Maccabi Raanana will play against Maccabi Rehovot (#6) on the road in the next round. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against Hasharon and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Raanana: J.Hairston 22+14reb+4ast, B.Gil 15+4reb+2ast, I.Paz 13+3reb+2ast, S.Givens 11+3reb+6ast, L.Moran 10+1reb+2ast, G.Karni 6+5reb+1ast
Ironi Nes-Ziona: L.Roberts 20+7reb, B.McShepard 12+14reb+1ast, T.Michael Dunne 11+3reb+6ast, G.Amitay 10+3reb+2ast, G.Gutt 10+4reb+1ast, E.Hofman 5+1reb+3ast
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Macc.Rehovot - Hapoel K/S 69-71

The most exciting game of round 16 in the National League took place in Rehovot. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Maccabi Rehovot (8-7) to fifth ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (10-6) 71-69 on Tuesday evening. The game was dominated by American players. Guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) fired a double-double by scoring 20 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 16 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Marquis Addison (195-91, college: Missouri So., agency: XL Basketball Agency) produced 15 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Evan Yates (198-91, college: Ashland) added 14 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Ironi Nes-Ziona. Newly promoted Maccabi Rehovot keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba is looking forward to face higher ranked Hap.R/G Givat. (#3) in Givataim in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Maccabi Rehovot will play at home against the league's second-placed Maccabi Raanana and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Hapoel K/S: D.Livingston 20+10reb+4ast, A.Cohen 18+3reb+5ast, T.Watson 16+13reb+1ast, E.Rotemberg 13+6reb+4ast, M.Ruina 2+1reb+1ast, G.Gilinski 2+3reb+5ast
Macc.Rehovot: M.Addison 15+7reb+4ast, E.Yates 14+6reb+1ast, G.Porat 11+5reb+2ast, D.Drapic 11+3ast, Y.Levi 10+4reb+2ast, I.Eiram 8+8reb+4ast
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Hap.R/G Givat. - Ironi Ramat Gan 84-74

There was no surprise in Givataim where 14th ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (2-14) was defeated by third ranked Hap.R/G Givat. (11-5) 84-74 on Tuesday. Ironi Ramat Gan was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) fired 29 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Yaniv Solomon (201-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds. Naturalized American Jermaine Hall (196-80, college: Wagner) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 17 rebounds and point guard Yoad Bet-Yosef (182-87) added 17 points and 7 assists respectively for lost side. Four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. Hap.R/G Givat. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 11-5 record behind leader Hapoel B/S. Ironi Ramat Gan lost sixth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 14 games lost. Hap.R/G Givat. will face Hapoel Kfar Saba (#4) on the road in the next round. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against the league's second-placed Maccabi Raanana (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hap.R/G Givat.: R.Madden 29+6reb+1ast, Y.Solomon 22+10reb+3ast, J.Nir 12+7reb+1ast, J.Olasewere 8+9reb+4ast, S.Leshem 7, L.Shem-Tov 2+1reb+1ast
Ironi Ramat Gan: Y.Bet-Yosef 17+3reb+7ast, S.Labanowski 15+11reb+1ast, A.Brown 15+7reb+1ast, J.Hall 12+17reb+2ast, O.El-Al 6+3reb+4ast, E.Co 4+2ast
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Hapoel G/A - Hapoel Migd.H. 85-79

There was a surprise result when eleventh ranked Hapoel Afula (7-9) defeated at home higher ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (8-8) 85-79 on Tuesday. Hapoel Afula made 28-of-32 free shots (87.5 percent) during the game. Hapoel Afula outrebounded Hapoel Migd.H. 38-26 including 23 on the defensive glass. Hapoel Migd.H. was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Jalen Cannon (198-93, college: St.Francis, NY) fired a double-double by scoring 27 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The other American import forward Kyle Casey (201-89, college: Harvard) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points and 10 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws). Five Hapoel Afula players scored in double figures. American swingman Marcus Relphorde (198-88, college: Colorado) produced 25 points and 8 rebounds and American-Puerto Rican Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) added 20 points and 7 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hapoel Afula moved-up to tenth place, which they share with Hap.Haifa. Loser Hapoel Migd.H. keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. Hapoel Afula will face higher ranked Hasharon (#8) in Hod Hasharon in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel G/A: J.Cannon 27+11reb+1ast, K.Casey 13+10reb+1ast, A.Gershon 11+2reb+4ast, R.Sabag 11+3reb+2ast, O.Tal 10+3reb+2ast, O.Lev 10+5reb+7ast
Hapoel Migd.H.: M.Relphorde 25+8reb+2ast, C.Gaston 20+7reb+2ast, L.Ariely 10+1reb+1ast, E.Ohanon 8+2reb+2ast, Y.Holodov 8+1reb+3ast, A.Levin 6+2reb+3ast
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Hap.Haifa - Maccabi H/H 70-73

Important game to mention about took place in Haifa. Tenth ranked Hasharon (8-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 9th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-9) 73-70 on Tuesday evening. They outrebounded Hap.Haifa 44-19 including a 31-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. American Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) fired a double-double by scoring 19 points and 17 rebounds for the winners. The other American import guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary) chipped in 30 points and 5 rebounds. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and guard Ilan Nanikashvili (187-79) added 16 points and 6 assists (made all of his seven free throws) respectively for lost side. Hasharon moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Ironi K-A and Hapoel Migd.H. Hap.Haifa lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth position with nine games lost. Hasharon will face Hapoel Afula (#11) at home in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against the league's leader Hapoel B/S having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Maccabi H/H: V.Teel 30+5reb+2ast, S.Warren 19+17reb+2ast, O.Shaashoua 12+1reb+4ast, C.Bouchman 4+9reb+2ast, I.Simin 4+4reb+3ast, A.Sasson 4+5reb+3ast
Hap.Haifa: J.Burrows 19+7reb+1ast, I.Nanikashvili 16+3reb+6ast, M.Niv 15+4reb+4ast, O.Zinderman 8+1ast, T.Parselani 4+2reb+1ast, G.Saar 3
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Ramat Hasharon - Galil Elion 108-110

A very interesting game took place in Ramat Hasharon. It ended with only two-point home defeat of 13th ranked Hasharon (3-13) to twelfth ranked Galil Elion (6-10) 110-108 in the fight for the twelfth place. Galil Elion made 26-of-29 charity shots (89.7 percent) during the game. They also forced 24 Hasharon turnovers and outrebounded them 119-91 including a 43-32 advantage in offensive rebounds. Galil Elion players were unselfish on offense dishing 47 assists. 52 personal fouls committed by Hasharon helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The winners were led by American forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-93, college: Auburn) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds (on 11-of-14 shooting from the field) and the other American import power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) supported him with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Even 28 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists (on 12-of-15 shooting from the field) by American Brian Asbury (201-86, college: Miami, FL) did not help to save the game for Hasharon. Naturalized Swiss point guard Jonathan Shtarkman (188-91) added 31 points and 5 assists for lost side. Five Galil Elion and four Hasharon players scored in double figures. Galil Elion maintains twelfth position with 6-10 record. Hasharon lost eleventh consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth place with 13 games lost. Galil Elion's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (#9) at home and it may be quite challenging game. Hasharon will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) in Nes Ziyona and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Galil Elion: C.Bowers 25+12reb+3ast, R.Geffen 24+4reb+2ast, M.Kikus 20+2reb+4ast, G.Jordan 18+12reb+2ast, Y.Strauss 12+3reb+4ast, G.Farber 5+5reb+1ast
Ramat Hasharon: J.Shtarkman 31+2reb+5ast, B.Asbury 28+9reb+7ast, L.Gordon 22+5reb+1ast, A.Honig 14+7reb+8ast, R.Cornelius 7+2reb+7ast, M.Moscovitz 4+3reb+1ast
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Maccabi Raanana - Hap.Haifa 83-72

Very expected game when 9th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-9) was defeated on the road by second ranked Maccabi Raanana (11-4) 83-72 on Saturday. Maccabi Raanana outrebounded Hap.Haifa 38-27 including 31 on the defensive glass. American forward Samme Givens (198-89, college: Drexel) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field) for the winners. The other American import center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Maccabi Raanana players scored in double figures. Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) produced 34 points (!!!) and 8 rebounds and point guard Misgav Niv (169-95) added 11 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Maccabi Raanana have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 11-4 record behind leader Hapoel B/S. Hap.Haifa lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the tenth place with nine games lost. Maccabi Raanana will face Maccabi Rehovot (#6) on the road in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against the league's leader Hapoel B/S (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Maccabi Raanana: S.Givens 21+11reb+1ast, J.Hairston 13+14reb+4ast, G.Karni 13+4reb+1ast, L.Moran 12+4reb+3ast, B.Gil 11+2reb+3ast, I.Paz 8+1reb+4ast
Hap.Haifa: J.Burrows 34+8reb+1ast, M.Niv 11+3reb+4ast, O.Zinderman 8+3reb+2ast, I.Nanikashvili 5+4reb+7ast, T.Parselani 5+4reb+1ast, D.Huertas 4+5reb
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Best players of Israeli National League round 16 - by Eurobasket News

American Josh Hairston (203-C-92, agency: Octagon Europe) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's second-best Maccabi Raanana and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 24-year old center had a double-double of 22 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team beat Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5, 10-6) 83-70. Maccabi Raanana maintains the 2nd position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Maccabi Raanana will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. Hairston turned to be Maccabi Raanana's top player in his first season with the team. Josh Hairston averages this season 14.1ppg and 7.9rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 30-year old American Brian Asbury (201-SF-86) of Ramat Hasharon. Asbury impressed basketball fans with 28 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists. Bad luck as Ramat Hasharon was edged by slightly higher-ranked Galil Elion (#12, 6-10) 110-108. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Ramat Hasharon keeps 13th position. 13 lost games are too many comparing to just three victories Ramat Hasharon managed to get this year. Asbury is a newcomer at Ramat Hasharon 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 Bahamas Jaraun Burrows (203-F-85) of Hap.Haifa (#10). Burrows got into 30-points club by scoring 34 points in the last round. He went also for eight rebounds . Despite Burrows' great performance Hap.Haifa lost 72-83 to the higher-ranked Maccabi Raanana (#2, 11-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Hap.Haifa ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 9 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Burrows could help Hap.Haifa to bring them higher in the standings. Burrows has a great season in Israel. After 16 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.3ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 10.6rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A - 33 points and 15 rebounds
5. Jalen Cannon (198-F-93) of Hapoel G/A - 27 points and 11 rebounds
6. Vernon Teel (193-G-87) of Maccabi H/H - 30 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Rashad Madden (196-G-92) of Hap.R/G Givat. - 29 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jason Williams (198-G/F-83) of Hapoel B/S - 30 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Cinmeon Bowers (201-F-93) of Galil Elion - 25 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana - 21 points and 11 rebounds

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



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Standings - Lega 2

Serie Standings
East
 1. Virtus Bologna 14-3 
 2. Treviso Basket 14-4 
 3. Alma Trieste 12-6 
 4. Mantova 11-7 
 5. Ravenna 11-7 
 6. Piacenza 10-8 
 7. F.Kontatto BO 10-8 
 8. Roseto 10-8 
 9. Verona 9-9 
 10. Jesi 8-10 
 11. Udine APU 8-10 
 12. Imola 7-11 
 13. Chieti 6-11 
 14. Bondi Ferrara 6-12 
 15. Unieuro Forli 4-14 
 16. Recanati 3-15 
West
 1. Angelico Biella 13-5 
 2. Legnano 13-5 
 3. Agrigento 11-7 
 4. Tortona 11-7 
 5. Roma Virtus 11-7 
 6. Latina Basket 10-8 
 7. Treviglio 10-8 
 8. Mens Sana 1871 10-8 
 9. Roma E-basket 10-8 
 10. Lighthouse TR 9-9 
 11. FCM Ferentino 8-10 
 12. Novipiu Casale 7-11 
 13. Rieti 6-12 
 14. Viola RC 6-12 
 15. Agropoli 5-13 
 16. Scafati 4-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

East

Jan. 29: Piacenza - Recanati
Jan. 29: Bondi Ferrara - Mantova
Jan. 29: F.Kontatto BO - Treviso Basket
Jan. 29: Imola - Roseto
Jan. 29: Jesi - Chieti
Jan. 29: Ravenna - Virtus Bologna
Jan. 29: Alma Trieste - Verona
Jan. 29: Udine APU - Unieuro Forli

Round 13

Jan. 26: Treviglio - Legnano 75-71

West

Jan. 29: FCM Ferentino - Treviglio
Jan. 29: Latina Basket - Agrigento
Jan. 29: Legnano - Roma E-basket
Jan. 29: Scafati - Rieti
Jan. 29: Mens Sana 1871 - Viola RC
Jan. 29: Tortona - Agropoli
Jan. 29: Lighthouse TR - Novipiu Casale
Jan. 29: Roma Virtus - Angelico Biella


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Smith, Roseto25.2 
 2. Davis, Jesi22.8 
 3. Lawson, Virtus B.20.7 
 4. Golden, Chieti20.5 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.3 
 6. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.7 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.7 
 9. Harrell, Mens S.19.1 
 10. Raivio, Legnano18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.0 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.8 
 4. Myers, Mens S.9.9 
 5. Perry, Treviso .9.7 
 6. Easley, Roma E.9.6 
 7. Jones, Piacenza9.6 
 8. Mortellaro, Chieti9.2 
 9. Smith, Ravenna9.2 
 10. Mosley, Legnano9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Naimy, Scafati8.1 
 2. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.1 
 3. Moreno, Bondi F.5.6 
 4. Piazza, Agrigento5.3 
 5. Marino, Treviglio5.2 
 6. Bowers, Jesi5.1 
 7. Sollazzo, Treviglio5.1 
 8. Fultz, Roseto4.8 
 9. Imbro, FCM F.4.8 
 10. Raivio, Legnano4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Green, Alma T.2.9 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.3 
 3. Spissu, Virtus B.2.0 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU2.0 
 5. Brown, Roma Virtus1.9 
 6. Crockett, Unieuro .1.8 
 7. Fantinelli, Treviso .1.7 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Musso, FCM F.1.7 
 10. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.6 
 2. Mosley, Legnano1.8 
 3. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 4. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.7 
 5. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.6 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 7. Daniels, Mantova1.2 
 8. Easley, Roma E.1.0 
 9. Severini, Novipiu .1.0 
 10. Bowers, Bondi F.0.9 


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

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

Luigi Datome
Luigi Datome
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Luigi Datome (203-87, currently plays in Euroleague). Datome led his Turkish team Fenerbahce to a victory over the 11th-ranked Unics Kazan (7-12) 86-81 in the Euroleague last Tuesday. He was MVP of the game. Datome recorded 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Fenerbahce Istanbul (12-7) is placed fourth in group A. This season Datome averages: 9.4ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 39.5%, 3FGP: 52.6%(30-57). He is currently a member of the Italian senior national team.

Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-85, currently plays in Spain). Bargnani was the main contributor in Baskonia's victory against the 14th-ranked UCAM Murcia (5-12) crushing them 92-71 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He was the best player in that game. Bargnani scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in a mere 16 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (12-5) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Bargnani's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 11.6ppg, 2.7rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 48.1%(13-27) and FT: 84.6% in 10 games he played so far. Bargnani is in the roster of the Italian senior national team.

Nicolo Melli
Nicolo Melli
   #3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Nicolo Melli (205-91, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help Brose Baskets (7-12) in their last game. Despite Melli's very good performance the 13th-placed Brose Baskets (7-12) was crushed 85-64 on the road by the second-ranked CSKA in the group A of Euroleague. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Melli also added 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 20 minutes. It was Brose Baskets' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Melli has relatively solid stats: 12.6ppg, 8.1rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 55.7%(59-106), 3FGP: 50.9%(29-57) and FT: 74.5% in 19 games. He is also a member of the Italian senior national team.

Alessandro Gentile
Alessandro Gentile
   #4. Swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-92, currently plays in Greece) contributed to a 3-point Panathinaikos' victory against the 12th-ranked Promitheas (4-10) 72-69 in the Greek A1 on Saturday night. Gentile scored 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Panathinaikos Athens (9-2) is placed second in the A1. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Gentile's overall stats this season are: 6.0ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg. He is also Italian national team player.

Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli
   #5. International guard Marco Belinelli (196-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Charlotte Hornets (24-22) in their last game on Monday. Despite Belinelli's very good performance the Charlotte Hornets (24-22) were defeated 109-99 in Washington by the Wizards. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Belinelli has reliable stats this season: 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.9apg. He plays currently for the Italian national team.

Danilo Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari
   #6. Small forward Danilo Gallinari (208-88, currently plays in NBA) was the major contributor in a Denver Nuggets' victory against the Los Angeles Clippers (30-17) crushing them 123-98 in the NBA last Saturday. Gallinari scored 18 points and grabbed 4 rebounds (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 32 minutes. The Denver Nuggets have 19-25 record this season. Gallinari is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Nuggets' roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Gallinari averages: 16.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 2.3apg in 40 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Italian National Team roster.

Giovanni De Nicolao
Giovanni De Nicolao
   #7. U20 international guard Giovanni De Nicolao (190-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams UTSA (4-1) in their game against the The Univ.of Texas at El Paso (0-1) in the NCAA. He recorded 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The UTSA was badly defeated 59-39 at home by the The Univ.of Texas at. De Nicolao's overall stats this season are: 8.5ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.8apg and 1.5spg. He is also Italian U20 national team player.

Roberto Vercellino
Roberto Vercellino
   #8. Forward Roberto Vercellino (201-97, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the N.Colorado (3-3) in their game against the Weber State University (1-1) in the NCAA. Vercellino recorded only 4 points in 14 minutes. The N.Colorado lost 69-74 in Ogden to the Weber State University. This year Vercellino's overall stats are: 2.5ppg and 2.6rpg in 16 games. He used to play for the Italian U18 national team back in 2015.

Scott Ulaneo
Scott Ulaneo
   #9. U18 international forward Scott Ulaneo (208-98, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Seattle (1-2) in their game against the Grand Canyon State University in the NCAA. Ulaneo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points in 16 minutes. The Seattle was edged 61-59 on their home court in Seattle by the Grand Canyon State University. This year Ulaneo's total stats are: 4.8ppg and 4.1rpg in 19 games. He is also in the roster of the Italian U18 national team.

Nicola Akele
Nicola Akele
   #10. Forward Nicola Akele (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Rhode Island (3-2) in their game against the University of Richmond (2-0) in the NCAA. Akele cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. The Rhode Island was defeated 73-62 on their home court in Kingston by the University of. Akele has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 2.7rpg. He is a former U20 international player as two years ago he still played for the Italian national team.

   #11. U20 international guard Federico Mussini (188-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) managed to help St.John's University in a victory against the Providence College 91-86 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Mussini scored only 3 points in 10 minutes. Mussini has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 1.8rpg in 19 games. He plays currently for the Italian U20 national team.

   #12. Former U20 international forward Amar Alibegovic (206-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Federico Mussini. But that was another game of his team in NCAA which we would like to mention. Alibegovic couldn't help the St.John's in their game against the Seton Hall University. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Alibegovic scored only 2 points. His team was defeated 86-73. Alibegovic has averaged so far 1.2ppg and 1.8rpg. He used to play for the Italian U20 national team back in 2014.

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

   #1. Experienced Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80, currently plays in Brazil) could not help Brasilia (11-4) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the league leader Brasilia lost 76-85 on the road to the lower-ranked (#7) CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro. Giovannoni was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 8 rebounds and 3 assists (made all of his seven free throws) in 28 minutes. It was Brasilia's first loss after four consecutive victories. It's Giovannoni's eighth season with the team. Giovannoni has relatively good stats this year: 14.4ppg, 7.6rpg and 3.4apg in 15 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Italian and Brazilian.

   #2. Leandro Garcia Morales (186-G-80, agency: Pro Sports, college: Texas A&M, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Hebraica (5-2) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Hebraica (5-2) was edged 80-78 in a derby game by the much lower-ranked Trouville (#8) in the Promocional 1 group. Garcia Morales was the top scorer with 24 points. He also added 4 assists and 3 steals. The Second Stage already ended. Garcia Morales has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 20.5ppg, 2.7rpg, 4.6apg and 1.6spg. Garcia Morales is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #3. Jayson Granger (189-G-89, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to an Anadolu Efes' victory against the closely-ranked Darussafaka (10-9) 93-81 in a derby game in the Euroleague in Wednesday night's game. He recorded 9 points and added 5 assists in 24 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (9-10) is placed ninth in group A. This year Granger's overall stats are: 8.7ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.9apg in 19 games. He has both Uruguayan and Italian nationalities. Worth to mention Granger played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #4. Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89, agency: Pensack Sports, college: USF, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was the major contributor in a Demir IBB's victory against the fourth-ranked Prievidza (1-5) crushing them 111-77 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. Caloiaro scored 23 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Demir Insaat Buyukcekmece Basket (5-1) is placed first in group L. The Second Stage already ended in the FIBA Europe Cup. Caloiaro has reliable stats this season: 11.8ppg, 5.0rpg, 2.8apg and 1.6spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Caloiaro has never played in Italy.

   #5. Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81, currently plays in Brazil) is a teammate of previously mentioned Guilherme Giovannoni and both played together in the last Brazilian NBB game. de Assis was not able to secure a victory for Brasilia (11-4) in their game against CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (8-6). He recorded 8 points and added 4 passes in 28 minutes. The league leader Brasilia lost 76-85 in Rio de Janeiro to the lower-ranked (#7) CR Vasco Da Gama. de Assis has reliable stats this year: 10.9ppg, 3.0rpg, 6.5apg and 1.1spg in 14 games. He also holds two passports: Italian and Brazilian.

   #6. Federico Bavosi (186-G-81, also represented by Pro Sports, currently plays in Uruguay) led Malvin to an easy victory against the second-ranked U Universitario 82-67 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB on Friday night. Bavosi recorded 16 points. He averaged so far 10.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg. Bavosi has Italian and Uruguayan nationalities.

   #7. Tyler Bernardini (198-G-88, college: Pennsylvania, currently plays in United Kingdom) led Leicester Riders to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked Cheshire Phoenix crushing them 95-69 in the British BBL in Saturday night's game. He scored 15 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 31 minutes. Bernardini's stats this year are: 14.7ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.6apg and 1.9spg in 17 games. He is a naturalized American.

   #8. Kevin Lisch (188-C-86, college: St.Louis, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Kings (11-13) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Lisch's good performance Kings were defeated 87-73 in Findon by the second-ranked Adelaide 36ers. He was the second best scorer with 13 points. Lisch also added 6 rebounds. This season he has very high stats. Lisch averages: 16.8ppg, 3.7rpg, 3.6apg and 2.0spg. He holds both Italian and Australian passports.

   #9. Marc Trasolini (206-F/C-90, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in France) couldn't help Sluc Nancy (3-14) in their last game. Despite Trasolini's very good performance the bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy lost 69-78 on the opponent's court to the much higher-ranked (#3) Pau-Lacq-Orthez. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Trasolini also added 7 rebounds in 38 minutes. His stats this year are: 12.7ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in 17 games. Trasolini has Canadian and Italian nationalities. Despite his Italian passport, Trasolini previously played for the Canadian U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Italian team.

   #10. Nicolas Mazzarino (184-G-75, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Federico Bavosi and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Mazzarino contributed to an easy victory against the second-ranked U Universitario 82-67 in a derby game. He recorded 9 points and added 6 assists. This season Mazzarino has very high stats. He averages: 15.3ppg, 1.4rpg, 5.1apg and 1.1spg. Mazzarino has dual citizenship: Italian and Uruguayan.



Milano Urania inks Matteo Motta - by Eurobasket News

Urania Milano Wildcats (Serie B) signed 25-year old guard Matteo Motta (192-92, agency: SPORTlab Agency) from Fiorentina. In 16 Serie B games he had 8.0ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.1apg this season. The last season Motta played at Orzinuovi GaGa where in 35 Serie B games he recorded 5.5ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in the league. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Motta has played previously for four other teams: AV Cantu, Desio, Lucca and Legnano.
He could be described: A promising PG with great fundamentals and a very good outside shooting ability.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Sebastian Vico agreed terms with Cento - by Eurobasket News

Benedetto XIV Cento (Serie B) inked 31-year old naturalized Argentinian guard Sebastian Vico (193-86, agency: Players Group). He started the season at Unieuro Forli in Serie A2. In 18 games he recorded 10.6ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.4apg this season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Vico played also at Unieuro Forli where in 33 Serie B games he averaged 14.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg. He contributed to his team winning the group title (twice) despite they ended the regular season at the second place (twice).
Among other achievements Vico received Eurobasket.com All-Italian Nazionale A Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
He has played previously for five other teams: Mens Sana 1871 Siena, Novara, Matera, Porto Torres and Napoli Basket.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basketinside360)

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Unieuro Forli tabs Ryan Amoroso - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer Unieuro 2.015 Forli inked 32-year old naturalized American forward Ryan Amoroso (205-110kg-85, college: San Diego State). He played most recently at Ferrocarril in Argentinian LigaA. In 33 games he averaged 10.9ppg, 8.3rpg and 1.2apg last season.
The previous (14-15) season Amoroso played at Stings Mantova (A2 Gold) where in 23 games he had 9.8ppg, 7.4rpg and 1.3apg.
His team won Icelandic League Regular Season in 2011.
Amoroso has played previously professionally in Italy (Imola, Piacenza Basket Club and Barese) and Iceland (Snaefell).
He attended San Diego State until 2009 and it will be his eighth season in pro basketball.
Amoroso's game is described as: A solid inside player with great strength and position. Defends well, has good timing to grab rebounds and can hit the basket from mid-range.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  IVORY COAST  


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

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

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced international center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France). Kone was the major contributor in Charleville-Mezieres' victory against the 16th-ranked Saint-Quentin (6-10) 85-80 in the French ProB (second division) on Friday night. He had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds. Kone also added 3 assists, 3 blocks and 3 steals (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line) in 41 minutes on the court. Etoile Charleville-Mezieres (11-5) is placed third in the ProB. Kone has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 10.4rpg, 1.1apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 56.3%(90-160), 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0% in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Kone is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France). He contributed to a 2-point Denain Voltaire's victory against the closely-ranked STB Le Havre (9-7) 56-54 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Abouo scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Denain ASC Voltaire (9-7) is placed fifth in the ProB. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Abouo averages: 9.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 2FGP: 47.0%, 3FGP: 48.9%(22-45) and FT: 61.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American. Abouo played for the Ivorian national team in 2013.

Louri Frejus Zerbo
Louri Frejus Zerbo
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Louri Frejus Zerbo (209-89, currently plays in France). He could not help Limoges CSP Elite (4-10) to beat Monaco (15-2). Zerbo cannot count it as his best performance. He scored only 2 points in 9 minutes on the court. Limoges CSP Elite lost 69-77 on the road to the leading Monaco. It's Zerbo's sixth season with the team. This year Zerbo's overall stats are: 1.5ppg, 2.4rpg, 2FGP: 36.7% and FT: 57.1% in 17 games. He has both Burkinabe and Ivorian nationalities. Zerbo played for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #4. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) was not able to help Lille Metropole in their game against ADA Blois (8-8) in the French ProB (second division). He cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. Pamba-Juille scored only 3 points and added 5 assists. Lille Metropole was edged 97-94 in Blois by the lower-ranked ADA Blois (#8). Pamba-Juille's total stats this season are: 4.1ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.4apg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Pamba-Juille is also Ivorian national team player.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #5. Former international forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Iserlohn (10-6) in their last game. Despite his good performance the fifth-placed Iserlohn (10-6) lost 79-93 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Oldenburg in the North group. Kone had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds in 27 minutes. It's Kone's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Kone averages: 15.2ppg, 12.2rpg and 1.8apg in 16 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Kone used to play for the Ivorian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was the major contributor in Pau-Lacq-Orthez's victory against the closely-ranked Alba (4-2) 81-78 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Tuesday night's game. He scored 14 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 22 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group O. Elan Bearnais Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-2) is placed first. There are only two games left until the end of the FIBA Europe Cup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Koffi's first season with the team. This year Koffi averages: 9.9ppg and 4.7rpg in 10 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Dane Watts (203-F-86, currently plays in Germany) could not help Oettinger Rockets Gotha (10-9) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Watts' very good performance Oettinger Rockets Gotha was edged 85-83 on the road by the second-ranked Crailsheim Merlins. He was the top scorer with 23 points. Watts also added 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Watts has relatively good stats this season: 14.8ppg, 6.1rpg, 2.4apg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #3. Adjehi Baru (206-F-91, college: Charleston, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to help SISU (3-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance SISU lost 100-106 in Horsens to the leading Horsens IC. Baru scored 15 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 22 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was SISU's third consecutive loss in a row. It's Baru's first year with the team. This season Baru has relatively solid stats: 14.2ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.7spg in six games.

   #4. Armand Anebo (194-SF-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to secure a victory for Leeds Force (3-12) in their game against Scorchers (7-12) in the British BBL. He scored 6 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Leeds Force was edged 80-77 in Guildford by the higher-ranked Scorchers (#8). It was Leeds Force's fifth consecutive loss in a row. It's Anebo's sixth season with the team. Anebo's overall stats this year are: 3.3ppg, 3.3rpg and 1.7apg.

   #5. Alassane Kah (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the ODU (4-2) in their game against the University of North Carolina - Charlotte (1-0) in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kah recorded only 2 points. The ODU was edged 74-72 at home by the University of North Carolina -. This season Kah averages just 0.8ppg. He has both American and Ivorian nationalities.

   #6. Patrick Gnagbo (206-F/C-90, currently plays in NAIA) managed to help West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. in a victory against the Alice Lloyd College crushing them 96-69 in the KIAC last Tuesday. Gnagbo scored only 3 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 13 minutes. It was his first game for West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. this season.

   #7. Derrick Byars (201-G/F-84, agency: Inception Sports, college: Vanderbilt, currently plays in France) couldn't help JA Vichy in their game against ADA Blois in the French ProB (second division). Byars cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. His team was defeated 91-78. This season Byars has relatively solid stats: 11.9ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.8apg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #8. Ismael Sanogo (203-G-96, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Seton Hall in their game against the Butler University in the NCAA. Sanogo cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 3 blocks in 32 minutes. His team lost 54-61. This year Sanogo's total stats are: 3.4ppg and 6.8rpg in 18 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.

   #9. Raydell Denis (203-F/C, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Saint Augustine's College in their game against the Shaw University in the NCAA2. Denis cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and made 2 blocks. His team was defeated 51-46 in the NCAA2. Denis' total stats this season are: 0.6ppg and 2.2rpg.



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  JAMAICA  


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

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

Kimani Ffriend
Kimani Ffriend
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international center Kimani Ffriend (211-77, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Serbia). He could not help Dynamic BG (11-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Ffriend's very good performance Dynamic BG was defeated 87-80 on the road by the much lower-ranked Metalac (#10). He was the top scorer with 16 points. Ffriend also added 7 rebounds. It's Ffriend's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Ffriend averages: 19.0ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.7apg, 1.3bpg, 2FGP: 67.7%(21-31) and FT: 83.3%. He played for the Jamaican senior national team five years ago.

Adrian Uter
Adrian Uter
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, agency: BeoBasket, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). He was not able to help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket in their game against Usak Sportlif (5-9) in the Basketball Champions League. Uter scored 9 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. But the second-placed ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-4) was defeated 70-58 in Usak by the lower-ranked Sportlif (#6) in the group C of Basketball Champions League. The Regular Season already ended in the Basketball Champions League. Uter's overall stats this season are: 8.6ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.8apg, 1.6spg, 2FGP: 41.1%, 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 63.0%. He is a naturalized American. Uter played for the Jamaican national team in 2013.

Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Roy Hibbert (218-86, college: Georgetown, currently plays in NBA). He led Charlotte Hornets to an easy victory against the Portland Trail Blazers (20-26) crushing them 107-85 in the NBA last Wednesday. Hibbert scored 16 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 22 minutes. The Charlotte Hornets have 24-22 record this season. This year Hibbert's overall stats are: 5.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.1bpg, 2FGP: 54.4% and FT: 80.8% in 39 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Hibbert played for the Jamaican national team seven years ago.

Jerome Jordan
Jerome Jordan
   #4. Center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Joventut (4-13) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Joventut lost in an overtime 88-94 in Madrid to the much higher-ranked (#9) Baloncesto Fuenlabrada. Jordan was the top scorer with 16 points. He also added 8 rebounds in 26 minutes. It was Joventut's third consecutive loss in a row. Jordan has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg and 5.5rpg in 11 games. He used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2014.

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #5. Former international guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Chile) couldn't help Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) in their last game. Despite Scott's good performance Universidad de Concepcion (#2) lost 76-87 in San Fernando to the lower-ranked (#5) CD Tinguiririca in the Conferencia Centro. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Scott also added 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 6 steals in 37 minutes. Scott has very impressive stats this year: 18.8ppg, 6.3rpg, 3.9apg and 2.9spg in 28 games. He is a naturalized American. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. Scott used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

Ryan Reid
Ryan Reid
   #6. Power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in Japan) contributed to an easy victory against the third-ranked Yamagata (14-16) crushing them 76-38 in the Japanese B League D2 on Sunday night. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 3 ranked teams in group West. Shimane Susanoo Magic (23-6) is placed third. It was his team's fifth consecutive victory in a row. Reid's total stats this season are: 8.7ppg and 5.8rpg. He is a naturalized American. Reid is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team six years ago.

Dylan Ennis
Dylan Ennis
   #7. Former international guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Oregon to an easy victory against the Stanford University (2-0) 69-52 in the NCAA last Saturday. Ennis recorded 15 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. The University of Oregon has 5-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all five games in the conference. This season Ennis has relatively solid stats: 11.6ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.4apg and 1.2spg. He used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

Durand Scott
Durand Scott
   #8. Swingman Durand Scott (196-90, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Enel Brindisi (7-9) in their game against Dolomiti En. TR (7-9) in the Italian Serie A. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Scott recorded only 3 points. Enel Brindisi was crushed 84-48 in Trento by the higher-ranked Dolomiti En. TR (#11). It was Enel Brindisi's third consecutive loss in a row. This season Scott has very high stats. He averages: 16.2ppg, 5.5rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. Scott is a naturalized American. He used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2013.

Adrian Forbes
Adrian Forbes
   #9. Former international power forward Adrian Forbes (211-88, agency: Haylett Sports, college: Auburn, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Kagawa FA (10-20) in their game against Earthfriends Tokyo Z (12-19) in the Japanese B League D2. Forbes scored 6 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks in only 14 minutes. Kagawa FA (#5) were crushed 83-58 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Earthfriends Tokyo Z in the West group. This year Forbes' total stats are: 5.4ppg, 6.3rpg and 1.2bpg in 30 games. He used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Omari Johnson (206-F-89, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Basketball Champions League) led his Lithuanian team Neptunas to a victory over the eighth-ranked Rosa (3-11) 71-65 in the Basketball Champions League in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Johnson had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds in 29 minutes. Neptunas Klaipeda (10-4) is placed first in group C. The Regular Season already ended in the Basketball Champions League. It's Johnson's first season with the team. This year he averages: 8.3ppg and 5.6rpg in 11 games he played so far. Johnson is a naturalized American.

   #2. Experienced Torin Francis (210-C-83, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Liga Americas) was the main contributor in a La Union's victory against the closely-ranked Aguada (2-1) 87-76 in the Liga Americas on Friday night. Francis was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 13 rebounds in 30 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. La Union Formosa (2-1) is placed first in the Liga Americas. The Regular Season already ended in the Liga Americas. Francis has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 17.0ppg and 13.7rpg in three games. Francis is a naturalized American.

   #3. Jevohn Shepherd (196-G/F-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was the major contributor in a 1-point Spirou Charleroi's victory against the closely-ranked Stelmet (4-10) 83-82 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. He recorded 19 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Proximus Spirou Charleroi (6-8) is placed sixth in group E. The Regular Season already ended in the Basketball Champions League. Shepherd has relatively good stats this season: 13.6ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.2apg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #4. Sek Henry (193-G-87, college: Nebraska, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) could not help Gravelines-Dunkerque (2-4) in their last game. Despite Henry's very good performance Gravelines-Dunkerque (#3) lost 77-87 on the road to the leading Demir IBB in the group L of FIBA Europe Cup. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Henry also added 4 rebounds in 32 minutes. The Second Stage already ended in the FIBA Europe Cup. Henry has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.2spg in nine games. He is a naturalized American.

   #5. Justin Rutty (200-F-89, agency: HMS, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Union Atletica (3-4) in their last game on Friday. Despite Rutty's very good performance Union Atletica (#4) was defeated 92-88 in a derby game by the second-ranked Atletico Welcome in the Promocional 2 group. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 14 rebounds. The Second Stage already ended. This season Rutty has very high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 9.6rpg and 1.9apg. Rutty is a naturalized American.

   #6. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Finland) contributed to KTP-Basket's victory against the league outsider UU-Korihait 93-88 in the Finnish Korisliiga in Friday night's game. Gay was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. Gay also added 6 blocks (went 6 for 6 at the free throw line). This season Gay has very high stats. He averages: 20.7ppg, 6.6rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.2spg. Gay is a naturalized American.

   #7. Ryan Martin (206-F-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France) contributed to an easy victory against the 14th-ranked Poitiers 81-63 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. He scored 10 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. This year Martin's total stats are: 4.1ppg and 3.3rpg in 16 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Jamaican and British. Despite Martin's Jamaican nationality, he previously played for the British U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Jamaican team.

   #8. Chris Stanhope (196-G, currently plays in Canada) contributed to a Brandon University's victory against the Cougars 95-91 in the Canadian university league CIS on Friday night. Stanhope scored 26 points (!!!) in 29 minutes. Stanhope has reliable stats this year: 10.5ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.3apg and 1.2spg in 16 games.

   #9. Phil Henry (203-PF-91, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: E.New Mexico, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to secure a victory for Nova Ves (4-22) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Nova Ves was defeated 87-78 at home by the higher-ranked Handlova (#5). Henry was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 9 rebounds. This season Henry has very high stats. He averages: 15.7ppg and 8.2rpg. Henry is a naturalized American.

   #10. Jermaine Anderson (188-PG-83, college: Fordham, currently plays in ABA League) managed to help KK Mornar Basket Bar in a victory against the third-ranked Buducnost 78-71 in the ABA League last Sunday. He recorded only 3 points and added 3 assists in 15 minutes. It was his first game for Mornar Bar this season. Anderson has both Canadian and Jamaican nationalities.



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Conference battle goes against MCC in loss to Indian Hills - by Eurobasket News

A barrage of three-point shots sparked the Marshalltown Community College men's basketball team midway through its contest with Indian Hills Community College on Wednesday night, but the Tigers came up short in the closing minutes, falling to the Warriors 79-71 at home. Jamir Coleman's (San Antonio, TX/Pro Vision) layup with 5:05 to play tied the game at 64-all, but the Warriors scored four-straight to pull ahead and their lead never relinquished as MCC dropped to 14-8 overall and 1-2 in Iowa Community College Athletic Conference (ICCAC) play. Indian Hills improved to 18-4 overall and 3-1 in league play. Freshman Mohamed Thiam (Dekar, Senegal/Canarias) led five players in double-digits with 18 points. Brandon Simmons (F) (Harlem, NY/Teaneck) added 13 points and Soufiane Mensah (6'2''-G-94) (Nantes, France/Canarias) chipped in 12. Coleman and BJ Millard (Dunwoody, GA/Dunwoody) each scored 10 in the loss. The Tigers knocked down eight three-point shots on the night, including four from Thiam. The long-distance shooting kept MCC in the game as the Tiger defense limited the Warriors to just 1-11 from beyond the arc. In MCC's three conference games this season, its opponents are shooting just 20.0% (7-35) from three-point range. MCC held the Warriors, who received votes in this week's NJCAA Division I Men's Basketball Poll, below their season average of 87.5 points per game and have limited each ICCAC foe below their season scoring average this season. The Tigers' big momentum shift came near the end of the first half against Indian Hills as MCC connected on four-straight three-point shots to end the half, capped by a buzzer-beating trey from Millard to take a 35-34 lead into halftime. Millard and Thiam each buried a three to open the second half and the Tigers held a 41-37 lead. A quick 9-0 run from the Warriors put the visitors back on top only to see MCC erase the deficit. Coleman scored eight of 10 points in less than three minutes to tie the game at 64, but it was Indian Hills who prevailed at the Student Activity Center. The Tigers travel to Northeast Community College to take on the Hawks at 7:00 PM on Saturday night.
Courtesy of: marshalltown.prestosports.com



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Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. Astana 12-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 4-4 
 3. Kaspiy Aktau 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 8

Jan. 26: Astana - Kaspiy Aktau 92-57
Jan. 25: Astana - Kaspiy Aktau 83-57

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 10: Barsy Atyrau - Astana
Feb. 11: Barsy Atyrau - Astana


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Trevin PARKS
  Barsy Atyrau
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. Parks, Barsy Atyrau24.0 
 2. Lowery, Astana18.5 
 3. Kaselakis, Astana17.3 
 4. Miller, Astana15.8 
 5. Odom, Astana15.5 
 6. Yagodkin, Kaspiy A.14.6 
 7. Ilin, Barsy Atyrau14.4 
 8. Yevstigneyev, Barsy A.13.8 
 9. Yargaliev, Astana13.6 
 10. Krubally, Astana11.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leonidas KASELAKIS
  Astana
  (202-SF-90)
  Avg: 8
 1. Kaselakis, Astana8.0 
 2. Krubally, Astana7.5 
 3. Yevstigneyev, Barsy A.6.9 
 4. Micheev, Barsy A.5.8 
 5. Lowery, Astana5.8 
 6. Lapchenko, Kaspiy A.5.4 
 7. Ponomaryov, Astana5.2 
 8. Kazantcev, Kaspiy A.5.1 
 9. Gavrilov, Astana4.8 
 10. Yagodkin, Kaspiy A.4.6 
Assists Per Game
 Dimitrios KATSIVELIS
  Astana
  (196-G-91)
  Avg: 7
 1. Katsivelis, Astana7.0 
 2. Lowery, Astana6.2 
 3. Miller, Astana5.3 
 4. Yagodkin, Kaspiy A.5.1 
 5. Kaselakis, Astana4.8 
 6. Parks, Barsy Atyrau4.1 
 7. Savchenko, Barsy A.3.1 
 8. Murzagaliyev, Ast.3.1 
 9. Yargaliev, Astana3.1 
 10. Odom, Astana2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Ian MILLER
  Astana
  (190-G-91)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Miller, Astana3.8 
 2. Lowery, Astana3.8 
 3. Parks, Barsy Atyrau3.6 
 4. Yagodkin, Kaspiy A.3.0 
 5. Katsivelis, Astana2.8 
 6. Krubally, Astana2.0 
 7. Yargaliev, Astana2.0 
 8. Kaselakis, Astana2.0 
 9. Savchenko, Barsy A.1.8 
 10. Pan, Kaspiy Aktau1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Leonidas KASELAKIS
  Astana
  (202-SF-90)
  Avg: 0.5
 1. Kaselakis, Astana0.5 
 2. Odom, Astana0.5 
 3. Yevstigneyev, Barsy A.0.5 
 4. Gavrilov, Astana0.4 
 5. Bazhkin, Barsy A.0.4 
 6. Pan, Kaspiy Aktau0.3 
 7. Lowery, Astana0.3 
 8. Matyukevych, Barsy A.0.3 
 9. Kazantcev, Kaspiy A.0.3 
 10. Ponomaryov, Astana0.3 


Standings - D2

Higher Standings
Places 1-4
 1. Tobol 9-3 
 2. Kapshagay 8-4 
 3. Almat.Legion 5-7 
 4. Kazygurt 2-10 
Places 5-10
 1. Bars 5-0 
 2. Barsy-2 4-1 
 3. Tigers Ast. 3-2 
 4. Okzetpes 2-3 
 5. Irtysh 1-4 
 6. Kaspiy-2 0-5 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 3

Jan. 24: Tobol - Kazygurt 99-73
Jan. 25: Almat.Legion - Tobol 81-97
Jan. 23: Tobol - Kapshagay 80-77
Jan. 25: Kazygurt - Kapshagay 76-93
Jan. 24: Kapshagay - Almat.Legion 76-90
Jan. 23: Kazygurt - Almat.Legion 75-88

Second Stage: Round 4

Feb. 17: Almat.Legion - Kazygurt
Feb. 17: Kapshagay - Tobol
Feb. 18: Almat.Legion - Kapshagay
Feb. 18: Kazygurt - Tobol
Feb. 19: Kapshagay - Kazygurt
Feb. 19: Tobol - Almat.Legion


Best players of Kazakhstan Higher League round 3 (Second Stage) - by Eurobasket News

Anton Bykov (200-F-89) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's leader Tobol and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com Higher League Player of the Week award for round 3 (Second Stage).
The 27-year old forward had the game-high 31 points adding nine rebounds and four assists for Tobol in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Kazygurt (#4, 2-10) with 26-point margin 99-73. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Tobol to jump to the first place in the Kazakhstan Higher League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier in Second Stage. Tobol has a very solid 9-3 record, but they cannot be too comfortable about keeping top position. In the team's last game Bykov had a remarkable 86.7% from 2-point range. He turned to be Tobol's top player in his first season with the team. Bykov has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.7ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 10.7rpg) and averages solid 66.2% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young forward Ulykbek Polatov (189-F-98) of Kazygurt. Polatov impressed basketball fans with 34 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Kazygurt lost that game 76-93 to Kapshagay (8-4). The Second Stage is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Polatov is a newcomer at Kazygurt 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 Russian center Vsevolod Fadeikin (206-C-85) of Almat.Legion (#3). Fadeikin scored 25 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Almat.Legion, leading his team to a 90-76 easy win against #2 ranked Kapshagay in a game of the week. The chances of Almat.Legion ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 7 games, recording just five victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Fadeikin could help Almat.Legion to bring them higher in the standings. Fadeikin has a great season in Kazakhstan. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 18.0ppg (5th best) and rebounds with 7.7rpg (5th best). Vsevolod Fadeikin has also Kazakhstan passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yuriy Kozhanov (190-G-90) of Almat.Legion - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Andrey Moroy (198-F-99) of Kapshagay - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Farid Karimullin (193-F-87) of Tobol - 29 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Vasiliy Petrashinets (198-F-89) of Tobol - 21 points and 7 rebounds
8. Daniil Seleznev (186-PG-90) of Kapshagay - 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Yuriy Kozhanov (190-G-90) of Almat.Legion - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
10. Anton Bykov (200-F-89) of Tobol - 20 points and 15 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)



Higher League Round 3 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

The biggest surprise of round 3 in Higher League took place in Kostanay where host Tobol (9-3) edged Kapshagay (8-4) 80-77 on Monday evening. 24 personal fouls committed by Kapshagay helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was forward Farid Karimullin (193-87) who scored 29 points and 7 rebounds. The former international point guard Timur Sultanov (178-78) chipped in 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Daniil Seleznev (186-90) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists. Kapshagay will play next round against strong Kazygurt trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Tobol will try to continue on its current victory against Almat.Legion in Alma-Ata.
Tobol smashed Kazygurt in Kostanay 99-73. It was a good game for forward Anton Bykov (200-89) who led his team to a victory with 31 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists (on 13-of-16 shooting from the field). Vasiliy Petrashinets contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. point guard Viktor Sotov (173-78) answered with 12 points, 8 rebounds, 9 assists and 5 steals for Kazygurt. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kazygurt will play next round against strong Kapshagay trying to get back on the winning streak. Tobol will try to continue on its current victory against Almat.Legion at Alma-Ata.
Kapshagay (8-4) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Almat.Legion (5-7) 90-76. It was a great evening for Vsevolod Fadeikin who led his team to a victory scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was Konstantin Dvirniy with 17 points and 5 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Almat.Legion will meet Tobol in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Kapshagay will play against Kazygurt and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Shymkent. Kapshagay faced Kazygurt. Guests from Kapshagay (8-4) defeated host Kazygurt (2-10) 93-76. It was an exceptional evening for Daniil Seleznev who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kapshagay's next round opponent will be Almat.Legion (#3) in Alma-Ata, which may be the game of the day. Kazygurt will play again on the road against Kapshagay and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An exciting game was played in Alma-Ata. Tobol faced Almat.Legion. Guests from Kostanay (9-3) defeated host Almat.Legion (5-7) 97-81. The best player for the winners was Anton Bykov who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tobol will face Kazygurt (#4) in Shymkent in the next round. Almat.Legion will play again on the road against Tobol in Kostanay and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 3 Almat.Legion defeated Kazygurt in Alma-Ata 88-75.

Kazygurt - Kapshagay 76-93

An exciting game was played in Shymkent. Kapshagay faced Kazygurt. Guests from Kapshagay (8-4) defeated host Kazygurt (2-10) 93-76. Kapshagay players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Daniil Seleznev (186-90) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Andrey Moroy (198-99) accounted for 15 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four Kapshagay players scored in double figures. Forward Ulykbek Polatov (189-98) came up with 34 points (!!!), 9 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Zhandos Kaliyev (197-93) added 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Kazygurt in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kapshagay's next round opponent will be Almat.Legion (#3) in Alma-Ata, which may be the game of the day. Kazygurt will play again on the road against Kapshagay and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kazygurt: U.Polatov 34+9reb+4ast, Z.Kaliyev 13+7reb+4ast, A.Kurochka 9+4reb+2ast, K.Nikulochkin 8+3reb+4ast, A.Verechshagin 4+4reb, V.Sotov 3+5reb+4ast
Kapshagay: D.Seleznev 24+14reb+5ast, K.Dvirniy 19+2reb+5ast, A.Moroy 15+12reb+4ast, M.Smirnov 13+6reb+7ast, V.Rogatkin 8+1reb, L.Voronushkin 6+5reb
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Almat.Legion - Tobol 81-97

An exciting game was played in Alma-Ata. Tobol faced Almat.Legion. Guests from Kostanay (9-3) defeated host Almat.Legion (5-7) 97-81. Tobol forced 19 Almat.Legion turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Almat.Legion was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. The best player for the winners was forward Anton Bykov (200-89) who had a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds. Swingman Maksim Voeykov (195-85) chipped in 24 points and 5 rebounds. Four Tobol players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was swingman Ruslan Aitkali (195-97) who recorded 24 points and 8 rebounds and international guard Yuriy Kozhanov (190-90) added 20 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tobol will face Kazygurt (#4) in Shymkent in the next round. Almat.Legion will play again on the road against Tobol in Kostanay and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Almat.Legion: R.Aitkali 24+8reb+2ast, Y.Kozhanov 20+6reb+7ast, V.Fadeikin 12+3reb+1ast, A.Danilchenko 9+5reb+3ast, A.Litvinenko 8+4reb+3ast, N.Timofeyev 3+2reb
Tobol: M.Voeykov 24+5reb+1ast, A.Bykov 20+15reb+1ast, M.Shvab 18+2reb+1ast, F.Karimullin 12+9reb+3ast, V.Petrashinets 10+7reb+3ast, T.Sultanov 9+4reb+13ast
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Kapshagay - Almat.Legion 76-90

Kapshagay (8-4) recorded a loss at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were defeated by Almat.Legion (5-7) 90-76. Almat.Legion dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Kapshagay's 34 and made 18-of-22 free shots (81.8 percent) during the game. Almat.Legion forced 25 Kapshagay turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a great evening for the former international center