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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 19-0 
 2 Partizan 15-5 
 3 Buducnost 14-6 
 4 Cedevita 14-6 
 5 Cibona 11-8 
 6 Un.Olimpija 9-10 
 7 Igokea 9-11 
 8 Mornar Bar 7-12 
 9 FMP 7-12 
 10 Karpos Sokoli 7-12 
 11 Krka 6-13 
 12 Zadar 6-13 
 13 Mega Leks 6-14 
 14 MZT Skopje 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: Cedevita - Igokea 89-78
Jan. 28: MZT Skopje - Mega Leks 75-74
Jan. 28: Buducnost - Partizan 74-68
Jan. 29: Zadar - Krka
Jan. 30: Crvena Zvezda - Mornar Bar
Jan. 29: FMP - Cibona
Jan. 29: Un.Olimpija - Karpos Sokoli


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.7 
 3. Lukovic, Krka17.6 
 4. Boatright, Cedevita16.8 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.2 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.4 
 7. Hatcher, Partizan15.2 
 8. Sakic, Cibona14.7 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks14.7 
 10. Labovic, Karpos S.14.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Kaba, Mega Leks8.0 
 3. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.7 
 4. Lukovic, Krka7.6 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Klassen, Buducnost7.1 
 7. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.9 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 9. Bolden, FMP6.7 
 10. Scott, MZT Skopje6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.8 
 2. Covic, FMP6.7 
 3. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.6 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.3 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.2 
 7. Vladovic, Zadar4.9 
 8. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.7 
 9. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
 10. Perry, Karpos S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Cedevita
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Jackson, Cedevita2.4 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.9 
 3. Vladovic, Zadar1.8 
 4. Perry, Karpos S.1.8 
 5. Ramljak, Zadar1.7 
 6. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 7. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 8. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
 10. Kaba, Mega Leks1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.1 
 2. James, Buducnost1.6 
 3. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.6 
 4. Scott, MZT Skopje1.3 
 5. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 6. Davidovac, FMP1.2 
 7. Nikolic, Buducnost1.2 
 8. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 
 10. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.1 



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 20-7 
 2. Estudiantes C. 17-11 
 3. Regatas C. 17-11 
 4. Instituto 16-12 
 5. Olimpico LB 15-14 
 6. Quimsa 13-14 
 7. Libertad S. 13-15 
 8. La Union 12-14 
 9. Atenas 11-17 
 10. Echague 5-23 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 22-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 18-9 
 3. Weber Bahia 17-11 
 4. GECR Indalo 14-14 
 5. Obras Basket 14-14 
 6. Argentino 14-14 
 7. Penarol 14-16 
 8. Quilmes MP 12-16 
 9. Boca Jrs 8-20 
 10. Hispano Am. 8-21 

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 28: Olimpico LB - San Martin C. 90-85
Jan. 28: Libertad S. - Boca Jrs 84-73
Jan. 29: Hispano Am. - Weber Bahia
Jan. 29: Instituto - Penarol
Jan. 30: Quilmes MP - Ferrocarril
Jan. 30: Estudiantes C. - Echague
Jan. 30: Quimsa - San Martin C.
Jan. 31: Boca Jrs - Weber Bahia
Jan. 31: Instituto - GECR Indalo
Feb. 1: Penarol - Ferrocarril
Feb. 1: La Union - Obras Basket


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.18.9 
 4. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 5. Horner, Obras B.18.1 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Solano, Echague17.0 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.8 
 9. Johnson, Weber B.16.3 
 10. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
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. Johnson, Atenas8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.6 
 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.6.0 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.7 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Perez, Boca Jrs4.8 
 7. Cantero, San M.4.8 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.6 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. De los Santo., GECR I.1.9 
 3. Solano, Echague1.9 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Lescano, San M.1.6 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 9. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 10. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
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. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 16-5 
 2. San Isidro 12-9 
 3. Barrio Parque 11-7 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 8-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 6-14 
 6. SP Las Parejas 5-15 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 14-7 
 2. Parque Sur 13-8 
 3. Platense 11-9 
 4. Temperley 11-9 
 5. Rocamora 10-9 
 6. La Union 5-15 
 7. Gimnasia LP 4-18 
North
 1. Hindu 17-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 15-5 
 3. Villa Angela 12-8 
 4. Salta Basket 8-11 
 5. Villa San Martin 8-12 
 6. Obera TC 6-14 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 5-15 
South
 1. Olimpo BB 14-7 
 2. Estudiantes O. 14-8 
 3. Huracan 12-11 
 4. Alianza Viedma 11-9 
 5. Atenas Carmen 10-12 
 6. Petr.Argentino 7-14 

Regular Season: Round 23

Jan. 26: Alianza Viedma - Gimnasia LP 96-93
Jan. 27: Ciclista - Parque Sur 96-78
Jan. 26: Hindu - Union SF 94-84
Jan. 25: Atenas Carmen - Temperley 90-88
Jan. 28: Atenas Carmen - Gimnasia LP 87-80
Jan. 26: Petr.Argentino - La Union 86-84
Jan. 28: Temperley - Platense 83-80
Jan. 26: Obera TC - Independiente BBC 83-74
Jan. 26: BHY Tiro Federal - SP Las Parejas 82-65
Jan. 28: Villa Angela - Union SF 79-93
Jan. 27: Salta Basket - San Isidro 77-73
Jan. 26: Rocamora - Olimpo BB 75-72
Jan. 28: Huracan - La Union 69-66
Jan. 29: SP Las Parejas - Barrio Parque
Jan. 29: Hindu - Villa San Martin
Jan. 29: Independiente BBC - Comunicaciones
Jan. 29: Mitre Tuc. - San Isidro


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Chivilcoy Racing 9-3 
 2. Belgrano SN 8-4 
 3. Villa Mitre BB 8-5 
 4. Sarmiento 7-5 
 5. Sportivo E. 5-5 
 6. Argentino PRG 4-8 
 7. Atletico Pilar 3-9 
 8. U.Mar del Plata 3-10 
Centro
 1. Deportivo Norte A. 10-2 
 2. Ameghino 10-3 
 3. Union Sunch. 10-4 
 4. Atletico Tostado 10-4 
 5. Central SJ 5-8 
 6. Independ. Oliva 5-9 
 7. San Justino 4-9 
 8. H.San Javier 4-9 
 9. Olimpico Ceres 4-9 
Mesopotamia
 1. Gualeguay 10-3 
 2. C.Entrerriano 8-4 
 3. Union Goya 7-6 
 4. Atletico Tala 6-6 
 5. Ferrocarril C. 6-7 
 6. Penarol 6-7 
 7. Saladas 5-8 
 8. Regatas U. 5-8 
 9. Capuchinos 4-8 
Metropolitana
 1. P.Echague 10-4 
 2. River Plate 10-4 
 3. H.San Justo 10-5 
 4. Ramos Mejia 9-5 
 5. RC Avellaneda 8-6 
 6. Union Vecinal 8-6 
 7. Lanus 5-7 
 8. Estudiantil 4-10 
 9. Villa Mitre CF 4-10 
 10. Estudiantes LP 1-13 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 13-0 
 2. San Martin LR 9-4 
 3. Amancay LR 9-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-6 
 5. Olimpia Catam. 6-8 
 6. Union Oran 5-8 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-9 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. Perfora 10-2 
 2. C.Espanol P. 10-3 
 3. Rivadavia M. 10-4 
 4. M.Junin 5-9 
 5. Independ.N. 3-9 
 6. Anzorena 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 13

Bonaerense

Jan. 27: U.Mar del Plata - Belgrano SN 81-70
Jan. 27: Argentino PRG - Chivilcoy Racing 79-81
Jan. 27: Atletico Pilar - Sarmiento 61-74

Centro

Jan. 27: Ameghino - Central SJ 79-60
Jan. 27: Union Sunch. - Olimpico Ceres 77-69
Jan. 27: Atletico Tostado - H.San Justo 77-52
Jan. 27: Deportivo Norte A. - San Justino 71-88

Mesopotamia

Jan. 27: Ferrocarril C. - Regatas U. 90-88
Jan. 27: Union Goya - Capuchinos 86-80
Jan. 27: Penarol - Gualeguay 67-81

Metropolitana

Jan. 27: Atletico Tostado - River Plate 99-54
Jan. 27: Estudiantil - Estudiantes LP 82-77
Jan. 27: RC Avellaneda - H.San Justo 70-66
Jan. 27: Villa Mitre CF - Ramos Mejia 69-68
Jan. 27: Union Vecinal - P.Echague 60-71
Jan. 29: Estudiantes LP - P.Echague
Jan. 29: Union Vecinal - Atletico Tostado
Jan. 29: Villa Mitre CF - RC Avellaneda
Jan. 29: H.San Justo - River Plate
Jan. 29: Estudiantil - Ramos Mejia

Noa

Jan. 27: Amancay LR - San Martin LR 80-77
Jan. 27: Olimpia Catam. - N.Avellaneda Tuc. 73-93

Oeste

Jan. 27: Anzorena - Rivadavia M. 75-87
Jan. 27: Independ.N. - C.Espanol P. 62-69


LigaA Round 29: San Lorenzo defeat Weber Bahia in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

An interesting game for San Lorenzo (22-7) which hosted in Almagra 3rd placed Weber Bahia (17-11). First ranked San Lorenzo had an easy win 91-76. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Weber Bahia. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-76. 24 personal fouls committed by Weber Bahia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: Stealth Sport) contributed with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for Weber Bahia. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-7 record. Weber Bahia at the other side dropped to the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Regatas C. and Estudiantes C.. San Lorenzo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Weber Bahia will play on the road against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (20-6) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked Argentino (14-14) 86-71. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and Matias Lescano chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) responded with 17 points. San Martin Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-6 record. Argentino at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. San Martin Corrientes will play against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Argentino will have a break next round.
LigaA top team - San Lorenzo (22-7) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (12-15) in Almagra 104-73. Mathias Calfani nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side. Jeremiah Massey came up with 18 points for Libertad Sunchales 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. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-7 record. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. San Lorenzo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Libertad Sunchales will play against Boca Juniors (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Comodoro R. was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Obras Basket (14-14) played at the court of seventh ranked GECR Indalo (14-14). GECR Indalo managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Obras Basket. The best player for the winners was Diego Romero who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. Obras Basket's coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GECR Indalo moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Obras Basket. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be Instituto (#4) in Cordoba. Obras Basket will play on the road against La Union in Formosa and hope to win that game.
The game in Mar del Plata was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Instituto (16-12) played at the court of 8th ranked Quilmes MP (12-16). Instituto managed to secure a 7-point victory 94-87 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quilmes MP. Rodney Green orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 steals. Instituto maintains fourth place with 16-12 record. Loser Quilmes MP keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. Instituto will face GECR Indalo (#4) in Comodoro R. in the next round. Quilmes MP will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 29: Argentino was beaten by Regatas C. on the road 100-83. Atenas won against Penarol on its own court 85-77. Boca Jrs was outscored by Echague in Parana 96-72. Weber Bahia managed to beat GECR Indalo at home 77-61. Boca Jrs was defeated by Estudiantes C. on the opponent's court 84-76. Penarol beat Instituto in a home game 88-82.
The most impressive performance of 29th round was 27 points and 5 assists by Donald Sims of Regatas C..

San Lorenzo - Weber Bahia 91-76

An interesting game for San Lorenzo (22-7) which hosted in Almagra 3rd placed Weber Bahia (17-11). First ranked San Lorenzo had an easy win 91-76. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Weber Bahia. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 91-76. 24 personal fouls committed by Weber Bahia helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. International forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 6 rebounds. American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: Stealth Sport) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import swingman Jerel Blocker (193-88, college: Lee) added 17 points in the effort for Weber Bahia. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-7 record. Weber Bahia at the other side dropped to the second position with 11 games lost. They share it with Regatas C. and Estudiantes C.. San Lorenzo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Weber Bahia will play on the road against Boca Juniors in Buenos Aires and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 25+6reb+1ast, G.Fitch 13+1reb, S.Safar 12+1reb+1ast, M.Mata 11+8reb, J.Meyinsse 10+10reb+1ast, N.Aguirre 7+4reb+7ast
Weber Bahia: A.Laveal Johnson 21+8reb+2ast, J.Blocker 17+3reb+3ast, L.Redivo 13+4reb+3ast, F.Corvalan 12+2reb+1ast, J.Levy 4+8reb+2ast, A.Ramos 3
gschID: 523484


Regatas C. - Argentino 100-83

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Regatas Corrientes (17-11) beat at home 5th ranked Argentino (14-14) 100-83 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Regatas Corrientes. Argentino was better in fourth quarter 27-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Regatas Corrientes made 19-of-22 free shots (86.4 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American guard Donald Sims (185-87, college: Appalachian St., agency: Pensack Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 27 points and 5 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). The former international Paolo Quinteros (188-79) contributed with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 assists (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line) for the winners. Naturalized Italian swingman Juan Cangelosi (197-81) answered with 18 points and American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Argentino. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Regatas Corrientes moved-up to second place, which they share with Weber Bahia and Estudiantes C. Loser Argentino dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Regatas C.: D.Sims 27+1reb+5ast, P.Quinteros 21+10ast, P.Espinoza 11+11reb+4ast, C.Troutman 11+4reb+1ast, J.Saiz 8+4reb, J.Arengo 7+1reb+2ast
Argentino: J.Cangelosi 18+2reb+3ast, N.Gadson 16+5reb+1ast, M.Bolivar 12+2reb+4ast, M.Stibbins 11+4reb, F.Zarate 10+2ast, C.Crawford 8+10reb+3ast
gschID: 523487


GECR Indalo - Obras Basket 87-80

The game in Comodoro R. was also worth to mention about. 4th placed Obras Basket (14-14) played at the court of seventh ranked GECR Indalo (14-14). GECR Indalo managed to secure a 7-point victory 87-80. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Obras Basket. Obras Basket was ahead by 4 points at the halftime before a 27-15 third quarter run of GECR Indalo. The best player for the winners was center Diego Romero (206-82, college: Florida St.) who scored 17 points and 6 rebounds. American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) chipped in 20 points. Tomas Zanzottera (192-93) produced 30 points and American forward Dennis Horner (205-88, college: N.Carolina St.) added 12 points and 7 rebounds respectively for the guests. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Obras Basket's coach Nicolas Casalanguida rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. GECR Indalo moved-up to fourth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Obras Basket. GECR Indalo's next round opponent will be Instituto (#4) in Cordoba. Obras Basket will play on the road against La Union in Formosa and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: M.Shaw 20+2reb+1ast, D.Romero 17+6reb+1ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 14+1reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 13+8reb+2ast, E.Vargas 8+11reb+1ast, C.Schattmann 7+1reb+5ast
Obras Basket: T.Zanzottera 30+3reb+1ast, D.Horner 12+7reb+1ast, W.Herrmann 11+4reb+1ast, P.Barral 10+2reb+1ast, M.Leiva 6+8reb+2ast, F.Mariani 4
gschID: 523486


Atenas - Penarol 85-77

There was a minor upset when 6th ranked Penarol (14-16) lost to ninth ranked Atenas (11-17) in Cordoba 77-85 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-77. Atenas shot 23 for 34 from the free-throw line, while Penarol only scored seven points from the stripe. They outrebounded Penarol 38-26 including 26 on the defensive glass. Penarol was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. American Pete Mickeal (199-78, college: Cincinnati) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points and 8 rebounds. His fellow American import power forward Roquez Johnson (201-92, college: Mississippi St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds for the winners. Five Atenas players scored in double figures. American guard Rob Reed (185-90, college: Concord) answered with 28 points and Alejandro Diez (201-87) added 14 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Penarol. Penarol's coach Marcelo Richotti tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Atenas maintains ninth place with 11-17 record. Loser Penarol dropped to the seventh position with 16 games lost. Atenas' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Cordoba to the arena .
Top scorers:
Atenas: P.Mickeal 25+8reb+3ast, R.Johnson 19+13reb, J.De Jesus 15+3reb+2ast, G.Mikulas 10+3reb+1ast, D.Lo Grippo 10+6reb+2ast, L.Lema 3+2ast
Penarol: R.Reed 28+3reb, A.Diez 14+8reb, R.Booker 11+1reb+2ast, F.Giorgetti 9+4reb+2ast, J.Figueroa 7+3reb+8ast, R.Acuna 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523485


Echague - Boca Jrs 96-72

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when tenth ranked Echague (5-23) rolled over 9th ranked Boca Juniors (8-19) in Parana 96-72 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Echague. Boca Juniors was better in third quarter 20-19. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American center Derrick Caracter (206-88, college: UTEP) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Dominican guard Gelvis Solano (185-94, college: Merrimack, agency: Basket Management Solutions) contributed with 26 points and 4 assists for the winners. Four Echague players scored in double figures. Power forward Cristian Amicucci (200-85) answered with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) and Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) added 15 points and 5 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!) in the effort for Boca Juniors. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Echague maintains tenth place with 5-23 record. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the ninth position with 19 games lost. Echague will face league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Echague: G.Solano 26+4reb+4ast, D.Caracter 22+12reb+3ast, B.Davis 18+5reb+1ast, J.Ayarza 10+5reb, J.Baeza 9+3reb+3ast, C.Buemo 7+2reb+1ast
Boca Jrs: C.Amicucci 18+7reb, F.Lampropoulos 15+5reb+1ast, N.Gianella 11+1reb+1ast, E.Vassirani 8+5reb, L.Gargallo 6+2reb+3ast, L.Perez 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 523482


Quilmes MP - Instituto 87-94

The game in Mar del Plata was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Instituto (16-12) played at the court of 8th ranked Quilmes MP (12-16). Instituto managed to secure a 7-point victory 94-87 on Thursday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Quilmes MP. Quilmes MP trailed by 13 points at halftime and as many as 15 after three quarters before a 35-27 last quarter charge cut the deficit to 87-94 at the end of the game. Instituto made 21-of-25 free shots (84.0 percent) during the game. Quilmes MP was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 4 steals. His fellow American import center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) contributed with 17 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Guard Eric Flor (186-93) answered with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and American Tracy Robinson (201-86, college: Loyola, IL) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Quilmes MP. Five Quilmes MP players scored in double figures. Instituto maintains fourth place with 16-12 record. Loser Quilmes MP keeps the eighth position with 16 games lost. Instituto will face GECR Indalo (#4) in Comodoro R. in the next round. Quilmes MP will play at home against the league's second-placed Ferrocarril (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Instituto: R.Green 23+3reb+2ast, P.Bertone 18+1reb+1ast, S.Clancy 17+8reb+3ast, A.Zilli 10+4reb, D.Ciorciari 8+2reb+5ast, M.Gerlero 8+7reb+2ast
Quilmes MP: T.Robinson 16+5reb+1ast, E.Ruiz 15+4reb, L.Vildoza 15+1reb+3ast, E.Flor 12+6reb+5ast, B.Sansimoni 11+2reb+2ast, I.Clark 8+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523483


San Martin C. - Argentino 86-71

LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (20-6) managed to deliver another win. This time they beat fifth ranked Argentino (14-14) 86-71. San Martin Corrientes dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Argentino's 36. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 15 rebounds for the winners and the former international swingman Matias Lescano (196-79) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Five San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. American guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) responded with 17 points and the other American import power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) scored 14 points and 8 rebounds. San Martin Corrientes have a solid series of three victories in a row. They maintain first place with 20-6 record. Argentino at the other side dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. They share it with 3 other teams. San Martin Corrientes will play against Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Argentino will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: J.Wood 20+15reb+2ast, R.Garcia 14+2reb, F.Aguerre 13+2reb+2ast, M.Lescano 12+5reb+3ast, L.Mainoldi 10+4reb+1ast, L.Faggiano 10+2reb+3ast
Argentino: N.Gadson 17+4reb+3ast, C.Crawford 14+8reb+1ast, J.Cangelosi 14+3reb, L.Cequeira 9+4reb+4ast, E.Basabe 6+6reb+1ast, M.Stibbins 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523481


San Lorenzo - Libertad S. 104-73

LigaA top team - San Lorenzo (22-7) had no problems winning another game on Wednesday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (12-15) in Almagra 104-73. San Lorenzo made 25-of-30 free shots (83.3 percent) during the game. San Lorenzo had a 34-22 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Uruguayan center Mathias Calfani (204-92, agency: Pro Sports) nailed 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winning side and international forward Gabriel Deck (199-95) accounted for 24 points. Five San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) came up with 18 points and guard Franco Vieta (190-92) added 16 points respectively for Libertad Sunchales 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. San Lorenzo have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 22-7 record. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the eighth position with 15 games lost. San Lorenzo will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Libertad Sunchales will play against Boca Juniors (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
San Lorenzo: G.Deck 24+2reb+1ast, M.Calfani 19+9reb, J.Meyinsse 13+6reb, N.Aguirre 12+5reb+5ast, G.Fitch 11+3reb+3ast, S.Safar 8+2reb+4ast
Libertad S.: J.Massey 18+1reb+2ast, F.Vieta 16+4reb, M.Ruiz 7+8reb, M.Saglietti 7+3reb, J.Brussino 6+2reb+5ast, J.Vildoza 5+2reb+6ast
gschID: 523480


Weber Bahia - GECR Indalo 77-61

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked GECR Indalo (14-14) lost to third ranked Weber Bahia (17-11) in Bahia Blanca 61-77 on Tuesday. GECR Indalo was trailing by 7 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 27-10 charge of Weber Bahia, which allowed them to win the game. GECR Indalo was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Facundo Corvalan (188-98) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. American center Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-88, college: Fairfield) contributed with 13 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Weber Bahia players scored in double figures. Weber Bahia's coach Sebastian Ginobili used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American power forward Matthew Shaw (203-88, college: UNLV) answered with 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) added 9 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for GECR Indalo. Weber Bahia have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Regatas C. and Estudiantes C. GECR Indalo lost third consecutive game. They dropped to the fourth position with 14 games lost. Weber Bahia will face Boca Juniors (#9) in Buenos Aires in the next round and are hoping to win another game. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Instituto (#4) in Cordoba and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Weber Bahia: F.Corvalan 25+2reb+1ast, M.Fjellerup 15+5reb+1ast, A.Laveal Johnson 13+6reb+3ast, L.Redivo 11+7reb+2ast, J.Blocker 4+2reb+1ast, H.Jasen 4+2reb
GECR Indalo: C.Schattmann 11+4reb+2ast, M.Shaw 11+9reb+4ast, E.Vargas 9+8reb+1ast, N.De los Santos 9+5reb+2ast, J.Emiliano Fernandez 8+3reb, D.Romero 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 523477


Estudiantes C. - Boca Jrs 84-76

Everything went according to plan when second ranked Estudiantes C. (17-11) defeated 9th ranked Boca Juniors (8-19) in Concordia 84-76 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points. Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Nicolas Gianella (186-78) answered with 24 points (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) added 10 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Boca Juniors. Five Estudiantes C. and four Boca Juniors players scored in double figures. Estudiantes C. maintains second place with 17-11 record having just one point less than leader San Lorenzo, which they share with Weber Bahia and Regatas C. Loser Boca Juniors keeps the ninth position with 19 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Boca Juniors will play at home against Weber Bahia and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 23+4reb+3ast, J.Justiz 18+9reb+2ast, R.Powell 16+7reb+3ast, A.Marin 12+2reb+4ast, F.Giorgi 11+4reb, L.Vildoza 4+2reb+2ast
Boca Jrs: N.Gianella 24+2reb+3ast, F.Funes 12+2reb+1ast, F.Lampropoulos 10+7reb+2ast, E.Vassirani 10+6reb+3ast, L.Perez 8+4reb+1ast, C.Amicucci 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 523479


Penarol - Instituto 88-82

There was a minor upset when 4th placed Instituto (16-12) lost to sixth ranked Penarol (14-16) in Mar del Plata 82-88 on Tuesday. The hosts started the game with a very strong first quarter 25-16. But Instituto won third quarter 23-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Instituto was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. International center Roberto Acuna (208-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 8 rebounds (on 7-of-8 shooting from the field). American guard Rob Reed (185-90, college: Concord) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Penarol's coach Marcelo Richotti used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. American swingman Rodney Green (196-88, college: La Salle) answered with 31 points and the other American import center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Instituto. Penarol have a solid series of four victories in a row. Despite that victory Penarol went down to seventh position due to points difference. Loser Instituto keeps the fourth place with 12 games lost. Penarol will face league's second-placed Ferrocarril in Buenos Aires in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Instituto will play at home against GECR Indalo and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Penarol: R.Reed 19+3ast, R.Acuna 16+8reb+1ast, R.Booker 15+1reb+4ast, F.Giorgetti 9+4reb+1ast, J.Figueroa 9+4reb+6ast, J.Manuel Torres 7+1reb+1ast
Instituto: R.Green 31+1reb, S.Clancy 13+9reb+1ast, P.Bertone 10+3reb+4ast, G.Whelan 9+7reb+4ast, M.Gerlero 7+5reb, D.Ciorciari 7+1reb
gschID: 523478





Weber Bahia signs Imanol Asaravicius, ex Atenas - by Eurobasket News

Weber Bahia Blanca Basket (LigaA) signed 22-year old Uruguayan swingman Imanol Asaravicius (193-95). He played last season at Atenas in Uruguayan Ascenso. In 9 games he had 6.7ppg and 4.2rpg.
Asaravicius played in the final of Uruguay LUB Regular in 2014.
He has played also professionally in Uruguay for Defensor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. Breakers 99-12 
 2. 36ers 17-8 
 3. Hawks 13-12 
 4. Wildcats 12-12 
 5. Kings 12-13 
 6. United 11-13 
 7. Taipans 10-12 
 8. Bullets 10-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: Hawks - 36ers 95-92
Jan. 26: Breakers - Taipans 81-94
Jan. 27: Bullets - Kings 77-80
Jan. 28: Wildcats - United 73-71
Jan. 29: Kings - Breakers
Jan. 29: Taipans - Bullets


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Casper WARE
  United
  (178-PG-90)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Ware, United22.4 
 2. Randle, 36ers21.8 
 3. Cotton, Wildcats21.7 
 4. Dillard, Breakers20.0 
 5. Prather, Wildcats19.6 
 6. Newley, Kings17.4 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.4 
 8. Goulding, United17.3 
 9. Lisch, Kings17.1 
 10. Clarke, Hawks16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torrey CRAIG
  Bullets
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Craig, Bullets7.9 
 2. Boone, United7.6 
 3. Johnson, 36ers7.5 
 4. Ogilvy, Hawks7.3 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 7. Whittington, Kings6.5 
 8. Pledger, Breakers6.3 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.2 
 10. Majok, United6.1 
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, 36ers4.0 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lisch, Kings2.0 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.9 
 3. Dillard, Breakers1.8 
 4. Prather, Wildcats1.6 
 5. Cotton, Wildcats1.4 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Whittington, Kings1.4 
 8. Harris, Hawks1.4 
 9. Newley, Kings1.3 
 10. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.6 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.6 
 3. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 4. Whittington, Kings1.0 
 5. Boone, United1.0 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Jacobsen, 36ers0.8 
 8. Egwu, Taipans0.7 
 9. Wesley, United0.7 
 10. Knight, Wildcats0.7 



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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) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Kozuv and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
He had a double-double of 26 points and 13 rebounds, while his team beat Sigal Prishtina. In the team's last game Mijovic had a remarkable 62.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Kozuv's top player in his first season with the team. Mijovic has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (4th best: 17.7ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 8.1rpg) and averages solid 63.9% FGP and 42.2% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Aaron Jones (206-F-93, agency: Two Points) of Beroe. He is American forward in his first season at Beroe. In the last game Jones recorded impressive double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led Beroe to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Kumanovo 91-70.

Third place about best performers goes to center Endrit Hysenagolli (206-C-88) of SK Tirana. Hysenagolli scored 23 points and grabbed ten rebounds. Despite Hysenagolli's great performance SK Tirana lost 72-96 to Peja. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Hysenagolli also has a very good start of the season with very strong stats. Hysenagolli has a great season in Balkan League. After 10 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.1ppg (8th best) and rebounds with 9.7rpg (#1 in league).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nikola Korac (185-G-86) of Bashkimi - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Kayel Locke (196-F-94) of Bashkimi - 26 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Eric Stutz (203-F-92) of Trepca - 19 points and 8 rebounds
7. Noah Dahlman (201-F-89) of Peja - 11 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Bojan Trajkovski (208-F/C-88) of Karpos Sokoli - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Brandis Raley-Ross (191-G-87) of Beroe - 16 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Jamie Skeen (205-F-88) of Peja - 23 points, 8 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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Standings - Premier League

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Jan. 27: COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye 80-63
Jan. 28: COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye 104-75

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 3: Grodno-93 - Prinemanye
Feb. 3: Brest - GOCOR-Sozh
Feb. 3: COR-Borisfen - Vitebsk
Feb. 3: Impuls BGUIR - Tsmoki II
Jan. 31: BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93
Feb. 1: BSEU-GrandPrint - Grodno-93


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (190-G-88)
  Avg: 21.7
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.7 
 2. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 3. Viaroukin, GO.18.5 
 4. Aladko, Vitebsk17.8 
 5. Shustov, Impuls B.17.3 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.3 
 7. Suvorov, Prine.17.1 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.9 
 10. Navoichyk, Prine.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 12.9
 1. Dmitruk, Brest12.9 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.4 
 3. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.8 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.6 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 6. Zahar, Impuls B.8.0 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Chumakov, Grodn.7.7 
 9. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 10. Chumakov, Prine.7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.8 
 3. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.2 
 4. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 5. Aladko, Vitebsk4.6 
 6. Korzh, Grodno-934.6 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.4 
 9. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.4 
 10. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Vitaliy LEBEDEV
  BSEU-Gr.
  (200-F/C-99)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.7 
 2. Shustov, Impuls B.2.4 
 3. Chumakov, Grodn.2.4 
 4. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prine.2.3 
 6. Viaroukin, GO.2.2 
 7. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.2.1 
 8. Malkov, COR-Bori.2.0 
 9. Svakel, Prinemanye1.9 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prine.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 


Premier League Round 22: COR-Borisfen crushes Prinemanye by record 29 points - by Eurobasket News

Host teams show no mercy winning all games.

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mogilev. Local COR-Borisfen (17-1) outscored 7th ranked Prinemanye (5-15) 104-75 on Saturday night. The game without a history. COR-Borisfen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. COR-Borisfen forced 19 Prinemanye turnovers. It was a great shooting night for COR-Borisfen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Prinemanye's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Prinemanye helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Center Pavel Bliznets (210-94) chipped in 14 points. COR-Borisfen's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) produced 25 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. COR-Borisfen have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Grodno-93. Prinemanye lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. COR-Borisfen is looking forward to face Vitebsk (#4) at home in the next round. Prinemanye's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Grodno to the arena Grodno-93.

In the last game of round 22 Prinemanye was defeated by COR-Borisfen in Mogilev 80-63.

COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye 104-75

The game with biggest result difference took place in Mogilev. Local COR-Borisfen (17-1) outscored 7th ranked Prinemanye (5-15) 104-75 on Saturday night. The game without a history. COR-Borisfen led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. COR-Borisfen forced 19 Prinemanye turnovers. It was a great shooting night for COR-Borisfen especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.9 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 29 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Prinemanye's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Prinemanye helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) fired a double-double by scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Center Pavel Bliznets (210-94) chipped in 14 points. Five COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. COR-Borisfen's coach felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) produced 25 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Vladislav Svakel (178-0) added 18 points respectively for lost side. COR-Borisfen have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Grodno-93. Prinemanye lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. COR-Borisfen is looking forward to face Vitebsk (#4) at home in the next round. Prinemanye's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Grodno to the arena Grodno-93.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: M.Kozlovets 32+11reb+6ast, S.Tatur 16+1ast, P.Bliznets 14+3reb+2ast, V.Kamarunas 13+1reb+4ast, E.Ivanov 10+4reb+3ast, A.Kharkevich 9+2reb+4ast
Prinemanye: A.Navoichyk 25+6reb+1ast, V.Svakel 18+3reb+3ast, D.Chumakov 11+5reb, R.Kutskevich 8+7reb+1ast, P.Suvorov 7+1reb+4ast, A.Vasilenko 4+5reb
gschID: 530003


COR-Borisfen - Prinemanye 80-63

There was no surprise in Mogilev where 7th ranked Prinemanye (5-15) was defeated by second ranked COR-Borisfen (17-1) 80-63 on Friday. Prinemanye trailed 38-36 at halftime, rallying from a 29-13 deficit at the end of first quarter to trim the gap. COR-Borisfen dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Prinemanye's 22. COR-Borisfen forced 19 Prinemanye turnovers. Ukrainian center Maksym Kozlovets (205-90) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Center Pavel Bliznets (210-94) chipped in 13 points and 8 rebounds. Five COR-Borisfen players scored in double figures. Guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) produced 26 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-1) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. COR-Borisfen have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Grodno-93. Prinemanye lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 15 games lost. COR-Borisfen is looking forward to face Vitebsk (#4) at home in the next round. Prinemanye's supporters also look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Grodno to the arena Grodno-93.
Top scorers:
COR-Borisfen: E.Ivanov 16+3reb, A.Kharkevich 13+1reb+6ast, P.Bliznets 13+8reb, M.Kozlovets 12+10reb+1ast, V.Kamarunas 10+2reb+6ast, A.Malkov 7+3reb+3ast
Prinemanye: P.Suvorov 26+5reb+2ast, A.Navoichyk 15+3reb, V.Svakel 8+1reb+1ast, D.Chumakov 7+8reb, R.Kutskevich 7+10reb+1ast, V.Stubeda 0
gschID: 530002





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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 27: Limburg United - Kangoeroes 85-84
Jan. 28: Aalstar - Oostende 84-69
Jan. 27: Liege - Mons-Hainaut 81-68
Jan. 28: Leuven - Spirou 72-92
Jan. 29: Brussels - Antwerp


Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Waregem 15-3 
 2. Gent Hawks 14-3 
 3. Gembo BBC 13-4 
 4. Oxaco 12-5 
 5. Soba 9-8 
 6. Houthalen 9-8 
 7. Giants B 8-10 
 8. Melsele 8-10 
 9. Royal Brussels 8-10 
 10. Ieper 7-11 
 11. Ninane 6-11 
 12. Ekeren 4-12 
 13. Gistel Oostende 4-13 
 14. RPC Anderlecht 4-13 

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 28: RPC Anderlecht - Melsele 78-71
Jan. 28: Ieper - Royal Brussels 68-74
Jan. 28: Waregem - Ninane 68-60
Jan. 28: Gent Hawks - Giants B 106-80
Jan. 29: Soba - Ekeren
Jan. 29: Gistel Oostende - Houthalen
Jan. 29: Gembo BBC - Oxaco



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  BOSNIA  


Lugano Tigers U23 lands Slavisa Pantic - by Luca Maffioli

Lugano Tigers U23 (LNB) landed 32-year old naturalized Bosnian forward Slavisa Pantic (200-85). He started the season at Arbedo, the newcomer in 1LN.
Among other achievements Pantic's team won Swiss Cup in 2011, 2012 and 2015.
He has played previously for another Swiss team Massagno.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 27: Paulistano - Mogi 77-78
Jan. 27: Vitoria - Pinheiros 67-72
Jan. 28: Caxias do Sul - Minas 66-52
Jan. 27: L.Sorocaba - Campo Mourao 64-74
Jan. 28: Vasco Da G. - Brasilia

Round 10

Jan. 28: Vasco Da G. - Flamengo 78-77


MIgal Haamek inks Or Plavnik - by Netanel Dahan

Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) landed 25-year old naturalized Brazilian power forward Or Plavnik (202-92). It is actually his comeback to Tarshicha as he has played here before. Plavnik started the season at Hap.Haifa, the newcomer in National League. But in 9 games he averaged just 0.8ppg and 1.0rpg this season. The last season Plavnik played at Maccabi Modiin Shoham (also in Artzit).
He was a member of Israeli U20 National Team in 2012.
Plavnik has quite traveled the world as his pro career. Plavnik has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Emek Hefer Afula, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Elitzur Ramla and Kiryat Tivon) and Brazil (Pinheiros).




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

33-year old forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-F-83) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Flamengo and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed Mogi (#6, 9-7) with 26-point margin 83-57. Flamengo was forced-out from the top positions in Brazilian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Flamengo will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. In the team's last game Rodriguez had a remarkable 87.5% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Flamengo, through which he has constantly improved. Rodriguez has impressive league stats. He leads league in rebounds with 11.2rpg. Rodriguez is in league's top in and averages solid 65.7% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Scott Rodgers (191-G-87, agency: DTMones) of Minas. He is American guard in his first season at Minas. In the last game Rodgers recorded impressive 22 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Of course Minas cruised to an 87-75 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Vasco Da G. (#9, 8-7). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Minas keeps 11th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-8 record. Rodgers is a newcomer at Minas and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Tyrone Curnell (203-F-88) of Mogi (#6). Curnell scored 20 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Curnell's great performance Mogi lost 69-75 to the lower-ranked Macae (#14, 3-13). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Mogi needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Curnell has a very solid season. In 16 games in Brazil he scored 15.5ppg. He also has 6.5rpg, 3.3apg, FGP: 51.0% and 3PT: 44.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Welington Dos Santos (185-PG-81) of Vasco Da G. - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 9 assists
5. Lucas Mariano (208-C/F-93) of Brasilia - 23 points and 7 rebounds
6. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80) of Brasilia - 24 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Olivinha Rodriguez (203-F-83) of Flamengo - 19 points and 12 rebounds
8. Kendall Anthony (173-PG-93) of Macae - 21 points, 3 rebounds and 7 assists
9. David Jackson (195-G-82) of Vasco Da G. - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Desmond Holloway (191-G-90) of Pinheiros - 20 points, 6 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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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

NBL Standings
 1. Lukoil Acad. 13-2 
 2. Akademik PL 10-4 
 3. Balkan 9-5 
 4. Beroe 9-5 
 5. Rilski 7-7 
 6. Spartak Pleven 6-8 
 7. Cherno More 4-10 
 8. Yambol 3-11 
 9. Levski 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 28: Spartak Pleven - Akademik PL 88-90
Jan. 28: Beroe - Lukoil Acad. 80-87
Jan. 27: Levski - Cherno More 79-70
Jan. 28: Yambol - Balkan 55-62

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 4: Cherno More - Yambol
Feb. 4: Balkan - Spartak Pleven
Feb. 4: Lukoil Acad. - Rilski
Feb. 4: Akademik PL - Beroe


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.22.2 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.7 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.8 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .16.9 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 9. Varbanov, Yambol16.1 
 10. Savic, Spartak .15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.2
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.2 
 2. Shelton, Rilski9.7 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Savic, Spartak .8.9 
 5. Marincheshki, Spartak .8.8 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.7.9 
 9. Veselinov, Levski7.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.1 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.6.1 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.8 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.2 
 6. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.4 
 9. Marinov, Balkan4.2 
 10. Ostrev, Yambol4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Deyan KARAMFILOV
  Cherno M.
  (180-PG-94)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Karamfilov, Cherno M.2.4 
 2. Bellfield, Akademik.2.2 
 3. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 5. Semple, Akademik.1.9 
 6. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 7. Zahariev, Lukoil A.1.8 
 8. Gibson, Beroe1.8 
 9. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.7 
 10. Hott, Balkan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Varbanov, Yambol1.4 
 3. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 4. Shelton, Rilski1.3 
 5. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 6. Zack, Lukoil Acad.1.0 
 7. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 8. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 9. Delic, Rilski0.7 
 10. Veselinov, Levski0.7 


Swiss Central inks Colin Voss, ex Balkan - by Eurobasket News

Swiss Central Basket Luzern (LNA) agreed terms with American power forward Colin Voss (201-109kg, college: N.Texas). He supposed to play at Balkan in Bulgarian NBL league, but left the team in Dec.'16. In 11 games he had 5.6ppg and 3.1rpg this season. The last season Voss played at Cerignola Udas (Serie C Gold) in Italian league where in 38 games he recorded very impressive stats: 17.8ppg.
He was named to NJCAA D1 All-America 2nd Team in 2013.
Voss graduated from University of North Texas in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @PowertoWinSport)

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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 10-4 
 2. St.Mary's 10-5 
 3. UNB 9-5 
 4. Memorial 9-5 
 5. St.Francis X. 7-6 
 6. Acadia 6-7 
 7. UPEI 4-9 
 8. Cape Breton 0-14 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. TRU 8-8 
 2. Mount Royal 7-9 
 3. UFV 7-9 
 4. MacEwan 5-11 
 5. UNBC 4-12 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-14 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 15-1 
 2. Calgary 12-4 
 3. Alberta 12-4 
 4. Lethbridge 12-6 
 5. Saskatchewan 11-5 
 6. Manitoba 10-6 
 7. Winnipeg 10-6 
 8. Regina 7-9 
 9. Victoria 7-9 
 10. Brandon 7-11 
 11. TWU 2-17 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 9-4 
 2. McMaster 7-8 
 3. Guelph 4-10 
 4. Lakehead 3-10 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 13-1 
 2. Toronto 9-5 
 3. Queen's 6-8 
 4. York 4-9 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 13-0 
 2. Ottawa 13-1 
 3. Nipissing 7-8 
 4. Laurentian 6-9 
OUA West
 1. Laurier 8-8 
 2. Windsor 8-8 
 3. Algoma 4-10 
 4. Waterloo 3-10 
 5. Western 3-11 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 7-3 
 2. UQAM 7-5 
 3. Concordia 6-4 
 4. Laval 4-6 
 5. Bishop's 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: UPEI - St.Mary's 98-105
Jan. 28: Saskatchewan - Mount Royal 90-87
Jan. 28: UBC - Brandon 87-53
Jan. 28: UNB - Acadia 84-74
Jan. 28: Lethbridge - UBC Okanagan 83-61
Jan. 28: Regina - Calgary 82-81
Jan. 28: Manitoba - UNBC 77-68
Jan. 28: MacEwan - Winnipeg 77-62
Jan. 28: Waterloo - Laurier 75-82
Jan. 28: Cape Breton - Dalhousie 70-73
Jan. 28: UQAM - Laval 70-65
Jan. 28: Bishop's - Concordia 69-75
Jan. 28: Victoria - TWU 69-65
Jan. 28: UFV - TRU 67-79
Jan. 28: Toronto - McMaster 65-57
Jan. 28: Queen's - Laurentian 64-85
Jan. 28: Windsor - Ottawa 64-78
Jan. 28: York - Nipissing 63-65
Jan. 28: Guelph - Brock 62-89
Jan. 28: Western - Carleton 60-82

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 1: Waterloo - Brock
Feb. 1: York - Ryerson
Feb. 2: Bishop's - McGill
Feb. 2: Laval - Concordia
Feb. 3: York - Toronto
Feb. 3: UNB - UPEI
Feb. 3: St.Francis X. - St.Mary's
Feb. 3: Memorial - Dalhousie
Feb. 3: Cape Breton - Acadia
Feb. 3: Lakehead - Laurentian
Feb. 3: Guelph - Nipissing
Feb. 3: Western - Algoma
Feb. 3: Queen's - Ryerson
Feb. 3: Alberta - Saskatchewan
Feb. 3: Manitoba - Brandon
Feb. 3: Regina - Winnipeg
Feb. 3: UBC Okanagan - MacEwan
Feb. 3: TWU - Mount Royal
Feb. 3: Calgary - TRU
Feb. 3: Victoria - UFV
Feb. 3: UNBC - UBC


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Morgan, UBC24.1 
 2. Gray, Laurentian23.2 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.2 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Gilmore, McMaster20.6 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.5 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.9 
 8. Nissen, Acadia19.8 
 9. Kokko, Laurier19.8 
 10. Bercy, St.Franc.19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Dut, UPEI11.2 
 2. Nissen, Acadia11.0 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo11.0 
 4. Bercy, St.Franc.10.8 
 5. Osayande, Saskatch.10.4 
 6. Ross, Mount Royal9.9 
 7. Gilmore, McMaster9.5 
 8. Elgadi, Brock9.2 
 9. Graham, Queen''s9.2 
 10. Layton, Mount R.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Keane, Carleton5.8 
 3. Mata, Dalhousie5.5 
 4. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.7 
 5. Dulay, UFV4.6 
 6. Charvis, Ryerson4.5 
 7. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.5 
 8. Farkic, Western4.5 
 9. Agyeman, UNBC4.3 
 10. Allen, TWU4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.2 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 4. Jenkins, Western2.5 
 5. Peter-M., Ryerson2.5 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.5 
 7. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 8. Basi, Manitoba2.4 
 9. Masters, UNB2.3 
 10. Kapinga, Calgary2.3 
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. Elgadi, Brock1.8 
 6. Layton, Mount R.1.8 
 7. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 8. Yengue, Laurentian1.6 
 9. Nissen, Acadia1.6 
 10. James, MacEwan1.6 


River Lions land Anthony Ottley - by Eurobasket News

Niagara River Lions (NBL Canada) tabbed 26-year old forward Anthony Ottley (198-91). He just graduated from Red Deer. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to All-ACAC South Division 2nd Team.
The previous (2015) summer Ottley played at Blessed Sacrament Nation (NBBL). He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in NBBL.
Ottley has played previously for Lancers and Spartans.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Fjolnir tabs Marques Oliver, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Fjolnir Reykjavik (D1) inked 26-year old American power forward Marques Oliver (201-100kg-91, college: Delaware State). He played recently at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL.
Among other achievements his team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015. Oliver received also All-MEAC 2nd Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Oliver has played also professionally in Germany (ETB Wohnbau and Cuxhaven BasCats).
He attended Delaware State until 2013 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Scarborough 6-2 
 2. Durham 5-1 
 3. Hamilton 2-4 
 4. Wellington 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 5

Jan. 27: Durham - Scarborough 96-92
Jan. 27: Hamilton - Wellington 103-99
Jan. 28: Scarborough - Durham
Jan. 29: Wellington - Hamilton



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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 27: Cibona - Vrij.Osijek 97-69
Jan. 28: Jolly JBS - Skrljevo 86-74
Jan. 28: Zabok - Gorica 78-68
Jan. 27: GKK Sibenik - Zadar 64-53
Jan. 28: Alkar Sinj - KK Split 56-93
Jan. 29: Cedevita - H.Analitica
Jan. 29: KK Zagreb - Kvarner 2010


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb21.8 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.17.7 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 7. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.4 
 8. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.1 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
 10. Prgomet, Gorica16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.7 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.4 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar6.8 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 7. Arapovic, Cedevita6.5 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica6.1 
 9. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.1 
 10. Marinkovic, Zadar5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS7.2 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .6.2 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.7 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok5.0 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Vladovic, Zadar4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.0 
 5. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 6. Brzoja, Zadar1.8 
 7. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 8. Katic, Cedevita1.8 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.6 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.3 
 3. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 4. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 5. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 6. Yanev Georgi., Zad.1.0 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 8. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 9. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 
 10. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 12-1 
 2. AEK 9-4 
 3. Apoel 7-6 
 4. Enosis 6-7 
 5. Apollon 3-10 
 6. Etha 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 27: Enosis - Apollon 70-55
Jan. 28: Apoel - Keravnos 64-70
Jan. 28: AEK - Etha 110-58

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 5: AEK - Apoel
Feb. 5: Etha - Apollon
Feb. 5: Keravnos - Enosis


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Ray, Enosis16.5 
 4. Abukar, Keravnos15.5 
 5. Brezec, AEK15.3 
 6. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 7. Pigram, AEK15.0 
 8. Wright, Apoel14.3 
 9. Blakes, Enosis13.9 
 10. Jaxen, Etha13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.8 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.5 
 5. Parks, Keravnos7.5 
 6. Brezec, AEK6.9 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.3 
 8. O''Brien, Keravnos6.1 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel6.1 
 10. Wright, Apoel5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Leon SUTTON
  Apollon
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 7
 1. Sutton, Apollon7.0 
 2. Barker, Keravnos6.5 
 3. Thomas, AEK5.5 
 4. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 5. Bussey, Apoel4.5 
 6. Ross, Keravnos3.8 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.5 
 8. Jaxen, Etha3.5 
 9. Brown, Apoel3.3 
 10. Jones, Apollon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.5 
 2. Dasic, AEK2.5 
 3. Sutton, Apollon2.0 
 4. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 5. Thomas, AEK1.7 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel1.6 
 7. Pittakas, Apollon1.5 
 8. Ray, Enosis1.5 
 9. Panteli, AEK1.4 
 10. Barker, Keravnos1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. Mobley, Apoel0.9 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. Suleiman, Apollon0.8 
 7. O''Brien, Keravnos0.8 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel0.8 
 9. Brezec, AEK0.7 
 10. Parks, Keravnos0.7 


Rafail Papaioannou (ex Cypriot U18) is a newcomer at PAOK Thessaloniki - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of Cypriot center Rafail Papaioannou (196). He begun his career in one of the best academies in Cyprus (AEL Limassol) and has been a member of all teams youth teams of the Limassol club from 12 to 18 where he joined forces to the special team developed and taking part in the B' Division Mens league with the U18 National Team, he started the season at Cypriot U18 Team in Cypriot Division B and he is among the stand outs of the team who's opponents are much more experienced and "ready" players..

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Papaioannou was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division C Honorable Mention in 2016.

He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U16 Division C in Nicosia (Cyprus) last year. Papaioannou's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 60.0%.

Papaioannou is not the first Cyprus international who is joining forces with PAOK as Yiannaras moved from Keravnos Strovolou four years ago and at the age of 14 in PAOK as one of the most talented youngsters of the island those days..

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Week 13: Keravnos beats for a 3rd consecutive time APOEL 64-70 - by Chris Mammides

Keravnos continues his unbelievable winning strike after beating tonight APOEL in awesome road win with 64-70. Even though the team of Coach Leivadiotis had a terrible third period when the APOEL players and especially Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84, college: Kansas St.) succeeded an amazing 28-12 in 12 minutes to bring the game to the absolute zero as the score became 61-61 with the team of Keravnos not being able to score for quite some time while APOEL with Akeem Wright succeeded the comeback which though didn't had the right result as at the end, the visitors were much better and with simple basketball kept APOEL to 9 points in 10 minute to finally win the game and continue the winning strike..

The game was a monologue in the first twenty minutes as Keravnos with Barker as a leading figure took a double digit lead with the half time ending to a relaxed 33-50 and with Keravnos players thinking that the game came to an end earlier as they did some weeks before when they thrashed the Nicosia team succeeding the greatest victory ever against their rivals, but Coach Koustenis and Akeem Wright had a different opinion and found Keravnos in a total chaos when they outscore their opponent five minutes to the end, succeeding a solid 28-11 to bring the score to the 61-61, but somewhere over there Keravnos came back and succeeded a crucial 3-9 in the last minutes to finally win the game and become the absolute boss in the regular season..

Top scorers:

APOEL: Akeem Wright 27 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists and 5 turnovers in 33 minutes, Bussey 16 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assist and 2 turnovers (with not good stats though) in 38 minutes!!
Keravnos: Barker 16 points, 4 rebound, 1 assist and 7 turnovers!! in 32 minutes, Nikolaos Stylianou (198-F-88, college: W.Texas A&M) 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assist 1 turnover, 2 steals in 24 minutes!, Ross 12 points, Abukar 11 points.

It is worth mentioned that APOEL played without Kounas while Keravnos played without Neophytou.

MVP of the game was Nikolaos Stylianou with his very mature game at the end when the two teams were in total balance he was able to give to crucial assist while his smart game and his absolute passion were amazing.. He was the X factor of the game.

On the other game of the week, AEK Larnakas thrashed ETHA with 110-58 in a game which doesn't need many details. Dasic and Petrovic were the top scorer for AEK with 18 and 17 points respectively and on behalf of ETHA the newcomer Baden Jaxen (190-G-90, college: N.Carolina) was the top score with 21 points followed by Ortiz who scored 12.. It is also worth mentioning that the top scorer of the league, Esho split ways with ETHA..



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. CEZ Nymburk 20-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 16-4 
 3. BK Decin 14-7 
 4. BK Opava 12-9 
 5. BK Kolin 11-10 
 6. USK Praha 11-10 
 7. Usti n/Labem 9-12 
 8. Prostejov 8-13 
 9. J.Hradec 7-14 
 10. Svitavy 6-15 
 11. NH Ostrava 6-15 
 12. MMCITE Brno 5-16 

Regular Season: Round 21

Jan. 28: BK Kolin - BK Opava 85-96
Jan. 28: MMCITE Brno - CEZ Nymburk 75-82
Jan. 28: Usti n/Labem - USK Praha 66-69
Jan. 28: Prostejov - Svitavy 60-73
Jan. 28: NH Ostrava - J.Hradec 102-82
Jan. 28: BK Pardubice - BK Decin


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.9 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.6 
 5. Bakic, BK Kolin17.0 
 6. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.9 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.15.7 
 8. Brooks, J.Hradec15.1 
 9. Painter, NH Ostrava15.0 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin10.0 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.8.6 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 6. Mickelson, Svitavy6.6 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin6.5 
 8. Smith, NH Ostrava6.4 
 9. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.4 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava4.9 
 5. Sotnar, Usti n.4.9 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Lawrence, CEZ N.4.6 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.4.3 
 9. Autrey, BK Pardu.4.1 
 10. Lipkins, J.Hradec4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.7 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.4 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.2 
 4. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.0 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.9 
 7. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 8. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.8 
 9. Tomanec, MMCITE B.1.7 
 10. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.3 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.3 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.2 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.1 
 9. Jacobs, Prostejov1.0 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.9
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.9 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.5 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 4. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 5. Peterka, Nymburk B22.3 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.4 
 7. Streba, USK P.19.2 
 8. Sebela, Sokol S.18.6 
 9. Nehoda, Zlin18.6 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.7
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.7 
 2. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.8 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK10.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov10.2 
 5. Kvapil, Opava B9.5 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.4 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.9 
 9. Novak, Vysocina8.6 
 10. Bujnoch, Opava B8.5 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.0 
 2. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 3. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice5.0 
 5. Jancik, Havirov4.8 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.4 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.4 
 9. Goga, Prostejov B4.0 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.8 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.9 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.7 
 4. Nehoda, Zlin2.4 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice2.3 
 6. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 7. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 8. Kroutil, Slavoj L.2.0 
 9. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 10. Novak, Vysocina2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 David SKRANC
  Pardubice
  (206-C/F-96)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 3. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.6 
 4. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.6 
 5. Szabo, Prostejov B1.3 
 6. Goga, Prostejov B1.1 
 7. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 8. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 9. Kvapil, Opava B1.0 
 10. Rotrekl, Sokol S.0.9 



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  DENMARK  


Naestved conquer Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Horsens - Naestved 80:81

Naestved celebrated the Danish Cup title. They nipped Horsens in the Final tonight. Phillip Nolan (210-C/F-93, college: Connecticut, agency: Two Points) sank two free throws with time expiring in regulation to bring Naestved to the trophy. Earnest Ross (196-G-91, college: Missouri) topscored with 21 points for the winners.
Naestved grabbed a 21:18 lead after ten minutes. Horsens erased the deficit in the second frame. They pulled ahead for a narrow 38:37 halftime lead. The home side extended the lead in the third stanza. Horsens piled up a 58:54 advantage before the fourth term. But Naestved dropped 27 points including go-ahead free throws from Phillip Nolan late in regulation to snatch the win at the end. Deon Mitchell (186-G-93, college: N.Iowa) delivered 18 points, while Cheikh Sane (207-C/F-92, college: Marshall, agency: Octagon Europe) added 12 points and 10 boards for the winners. Myles Mack (175-PG-93, college: Rutgers) answered with 22 points for Horsens. Lawrence Alexander (190-G-91, college: N.Dakota St.) chipped in 21 points in the defeat.

Horsens: Myles Mack 22, Lawrence Alexander 21
Naestved: Earnest Ross 21, Deon Mitchell 18, Cheikh Sane 12+10 boards



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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 19-11 
 2. Delaware 87ers 15-12 
 3. Westchester K. 13-14 
 4. Long Island N. 11-18 
 5. Greensboro S. 9-20 
 6. Erie Bay H. 7-21 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 21-7 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 17-10 
 3. Canton C. 16-11 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 12-16 
 5. Windy City B. 10-15 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 109-6 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 16-12 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-14 
 4. Reno B. 11-17 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 7-20 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 21-96 
 2. Oklahoma City B 19-10 
 3. Rio Grande VV 17-13 
 4. Austin S. 13-15 
 5. Texas L. 12-14 
 6. Iowa E. 6-21 

Regular Season: Round 68

Jan. 28: Raptors 905 - Delaware 87ers 97-90
Jan. 28: Canton C. - Ft.Wayne MA 124-115
Jan. 28: Santa Cruz W. - Rio Grande VV 123-115
Jan. 28: Sioux Falls S. - Oklahoma City B 119-138
Jan. 28: Westchester K. - Grand Rapids D. 117-108
Jan. 28: Windy City B. - Erie Bay H. 113-100
Jan. 28: Maine RC - Greensboro S. 111-98
Jan. 28: Iowa E. - N.Arizona S. 108-103

Regular Season: Round 69

Jan. 29: Austin S. - Los Angeles D.
Jan. 29: Reno B. - Salt Lake City S.


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. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.5 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.6 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.0 
 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.9.1 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
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. Pressey, Santa C.6.4 
 10. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.1 
 2. Harris, Texas L.2.5 
 3. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 6. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 7. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 8. Cousins, Reno B.2.0 
 9. Payton II, Rio G.2.0 
 10. Fells, Westches.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian WOOD
  Greensbo.
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 2. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.4 
 4. Moreland, Canton C.2.3 
 5. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 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. Jones, Santa C.1.9 


Legends Acquire JJ Avila, Andre Dawkins in Trade with Windy City - by Eurobasket News

The Texas Legends announced today that they have acquired forward J.J. Avila (6'7''-F-91, college: Colorado St., agency: Three Eye Sports) and guard Andre Dawkins (6'5''-G-91, college: Duke) in a trade with the Windy City Bulls. In turn, Texas sends the returning player rights to Joe Alexander (6'8''-F-86, college: W.Virginia) and Xavier Thames (6'3''-G-91, college: San Diego St.).
J.J. Avila (6-8, 250, Colorado State) has played in 21 games (16 starts) for the Bulls averaging 10.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.1 steals. The Texas native played two years at Navy prior to finishing his college career at Colorado State. In 63 games with the Rams he averaged 16.6 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists, and 1.5 steals and earned All-Conference honors both years. Last season, he played 28 games in Belgium averaging 10.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 1.7 steals in 27.2 minutes.
Dawkins (6-4, 206, Duke) played five games with Texas earlier this season before being traded to Windy City where he averaged 9.9 points, 1.6 rebounds in 14 games. The Virginia native played four seasons with the Blue Devils, winning a national championship as a freshman and averaging 7.1 points, 1.6 rebounds in 142 career games. Dawkins played 30 games for the Sioux Falls Skyforce as a rookie averaging 19.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.8 assists and earning a GATORADE NBA Call-Up to the Miami Heat.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



Millsap's double-double not enough, NAZ Suns drop 4th straight - by Eurobasket News

Elijah Millsap (6'6''-G-87, college: UAB) had a double-double with 29 points and 10 rebounds, but a 24-9 second-quarter spurt by the Energy proved too much for Northern Arizona to overcome in a 108-103 loss to Iowa on Saturday night. It is the fourth straight loss for the short-handed Suns, which saw forward Derrick Jones (6'7''-F-97, college: UNLV) Jr. called up to the parent club Phoenix Suns a week ago, and center Johnny O'Bryant get signed by the Denver Nuggets on Thursday. Northern Arizona (12-14) has now lost 13 of 15 since starting 10-1 and have fallen 8.5 games back of streaking Los Angeles in the Pacific Division. Millsap was 7 of 22 from the field, including three 3-pointers, and was 12 of 13 from the free-throw line in 44 minutes played. He scored all 10 points in a 10-2 run by Northern Arizona to begin the game. After taking a 27-25 lead entering the second quarter, Iowa (6-21) went on a 24-9 run capped by a Cartier Martin running layin, giving the Energy a 51-34 lead with 3:09 to play until halftime and Northern Arizona never recovered. Maritn finished with 14 points, but Jarell Martin (6'10''-F-94, college: LSU) led the Energy with a game-high 32 points on 13 of 22 shooting from the field and grabbed six rebounds. Late in the fourth, back-to-back 3-pointers by Askia Booker (6'1''-G-93, college: Colorado) and Xavier Silas (6'5''-SG-88, college: N.Illinois) cut Iowa's lead to four, 94-90, with 3:48 remaining in the contest, but the Suns' comeback efforts fell short. Booker finished with 26 points, 24 of which came in the second half, on 10 of 20 shooting and three assists, while Silas added 14 points. Derrick Cooke Jr. scored five points, but grabbed 11 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.
Courtesy of: dcourier.com



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  EBL  


Delta Storm and North Stars advance to the Final - by Eurobasket News

Delta Storm and North Stars advance to the Final as they won their semifinal games. North Stars beat Flight 123-120 and handed them their first loss. Earlier the team finished the Regular Season undefeated with a 13-0 record. Delta Storm meanwhile overcame Bears 120-109.
The Final game will be played on February 4th.



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  EL SALVADOR  


11 Lobos add Joseph to their roster - by Igor Obradovic

11 Lobos Chalchuapa (Liga MB) added to their roster Haitian forward Antoine Joseph (203, college: Union, TN). just played at Palm Beach Piranhas (ABL) in the U.S. Antoine has also been featured in the popular Miami Pro League and Mountain DEW NBA 3X with team Hooper's Dream who went on to compete in the Championship in Los Angeles
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Union de Sunchales) and Chile (Dep.Pucon).
Joseph graduated from Union University, TN in 2011 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Lobos add Ruano to their roster - by Eurobasket News

Lobos Chalchuapa (Liga Superior) added to their roster 32-year old guard Alexander Ruano (170-85). He played last summer at 11 Lobos in the Liga MB. In 30 games he recorded 13.0ppg, 2.1rpg and 1.2apg.
Ruano has played previously for Santa Ana.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @LMBestadisticas)

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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 13-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 10-2 
 3. Rapla 9-4 
 4. TTU 8-5 
 5. Parnu 8-7 
 6. Tarvas 5-9 
 7. TLU/Kalev 5-10 
 8. Valga 5-12 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 27: TTU - Valga 98-87
Jan. 27: Tarvas - Noorteliiga 83-65
Jan. 28: Rapla - TU/Rock 73-79
Jan. 29: Parnu - Kalev/Cramo
Jan. 31: TU/Rock - TTU
Jan. 31: TLU/Kalev - Kalev/Cramo


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 22
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.22.0 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.1 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.19.6 
 4. Jarvelainen, TTU19.3 
 5. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 6. Olmre, TTU17.9 
 7. Strupovics, Valga16.0 
 8. Saage, TL.15.0 
 9. Bubalo, Parnu14.5 
 10. Bratoz, Rapla14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.2
 1. van der Mars, Rap.14.2 
 2. Jarvelainen, TTU9.3 
 3. Baker, Tarvas9.2 
 4. Bubalo, Parnu8.8 
 5. Jois, TU/Rock8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.4 
 7. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 9. Dzeletovic, TL.7.0 
 10. Marshall, TL.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Kristo SAAGE
  TL.
  (186-PG-85)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Saage, TL.4.6 
 2. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 3. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.5 
 4. Bratoz, Rapla4.5 
 5. Post, Tarvas4.4 
 6. Sokk, TU/Rock4.3 
 7. Olmre, TTU4.2 
 8. Jones, TL.4.0 
 9. Paiste, Tarvas3.9 
 10. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Dzeletovic, TL.2.0 
 3. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 4. Kabin, Parnu1.9 
 5. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 6. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 7. Olmre, TTU1.7 
 8. Sutt, Parnu1.7 
 9. Bratoz, Rapla1.7 
 10. Post, Tarvas1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Domagoj BUBALO
  Parnu
  (212-C-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Bubalo, Parnu1.5 
 2. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 3. van der Mars, Rap.1.2 
 4. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 6. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 7. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 8. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 9. Raadik, TTU0.8 
 10. Saks, TL.0.7 



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  EUROLEAGUE  


Euroleague round 20 best performance: Jan Vesely - by Eurobasket News

Czech Jan Vesely (213-C/F-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for Fenerbahce, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (20 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Galatasaray (#16, 6-14) 85-80. Fenerbahce maintains the 4th position in Euroleague . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fenerbahce will need more victories to improve their 13-7 record. Vesely has many years of experience at Fenerbahce, through which he has constantly improved. Jan Vesely averages this season 11.4ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Canadian Khem Birch (208-C-92) of Olympiacos. Birch had a very good evening with a double-double of 15 points and 14 rebounds. It was enough for Olympiacos to edge the lower-ranked Brose Bask. (#12, 7-13) 83-77. Olympiacos' 3rd position in the standings has not changed. His team's 14-6 record is not bad at all. Birch is a newcomer at Olympiacos 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 on the list of top players last round was French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-G-89, agency: BeoBasket) of Anadolu Efes (#9). Heurtel scored 24 points and passed four assists. Despite Heurtel's great performance Anadolu Efes lost 77-80 to the higher-ranked CSKA (#2, 15-5). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Anadolu Efes ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 11 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Heurtel could help Anadolu Efes to bring them higher in the standings. Heurtel has a great season in Euroleague. After 20 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.8ppg (9th best) and assists with 5.3apg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ognjen Kuzmic (213-C-90) of Crvena Zvezda - 10 points and 14 rebounds
5. Blake Schilb (201-G/F-83) of Galatasaray - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Kyle Hines (198-F/C-86) of CSKA - 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Alexander Vezenkov (206-PF-95) of FC Barcelona - 14 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Luka Doncic (201-PG-99) of Real Madrid - 17 points and 3 rebounds
9. Kenny Gabriel (209-PF-89) of Panathinaikos - 23 points and 4 rebounds
10. Brad Wanamaker (193-G-89) of Darussafaka - 17 points and 8 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 18-5 
 2. Salon Vilpas 17-6 
 3. Kataja Basket 14-7 
 4. Kauhajoki 14-10 
 5. Lapua 13-11 
 6. Kouvot 10-12 
 7. BC Nokia 9-15 
 8. Pyrinto 9-15 
 9. KTP Basket 8-16 
 10. Korihait 4-19 

Regular Season: Round 26

Jan. 28: Kauhajoki - Kataja Basket 99-87
Jan. 27: Lapua - Kataja Basket 94-106
Jan. 27: Pyrinto - Helsinki Seagulls 88-71
Jan. 27: Kouvot - KTP Basket 82-71
Jan. 28: Korihait - BC Nokia 54-78

Regular Season: Round 27

Feb. 1: BC Nokia - Kouvot
Feb. 1: KTP Basket - Pyrinto
Feb. 1: Kataja Basket - Salon Vilpas
Feb. 1: Kauhajoki - Korihait


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Jones, Lapua22.3 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.2 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot20.1 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.18.3 
 5. Morris, Lapua18.1 
 6. Wesley, Kataja B.17.5 
 7. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto17.0 
 9. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.4 
 10. Dia, BC Nokia15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Van, Korihait10.8 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.3 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket9.0 
 5. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.7 
 6. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.3 
 8. Williams, Lapua8.3 
 9. Bullock, Pyrinto7.9 
 10. Conley, Helsinki.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.2 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket6.9 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.9 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.8 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Minard, Pyrinto4.4 
 8. Jalonen, Korihait4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.1 
 10. Stringer, Pyrinto3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.0 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Barrett, BC Nokia1.9 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 6. Minard, Pyrinto1.7 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.6 
 10. Holloway, Korihait1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Bristol, Kataja B.1.5 
 4. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.0 
 7. McAlister, Korihait0.9 
 8. Kinnard, Lapua0.8 
 9. Walker, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. Upson, Helsinki.0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 14-4 
 2. Espoo United 13-4 
 3. ToPo 10-7 
 4. Oulun NMKY 10-8 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 9-8 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 7-9 
 7. Jarvenpaa 7-10 
 8. FoKoPo 7-11 
 9. HBA-Marsky 5-12 
 10. Pyrinto II 4-13 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 13-3 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 12-4 
 3. Espoo Basket 12-5 
 4. Ura Basket 12-5 
 5. Korikouvot 11-5 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 11-6 
 7. HyPo 7-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 7-10 
 9. Karkkila 6-10 
 10. PeU-Basket 6-11 
 11. JyWe 4-12 
 12. Munkkiniemen 3-13 
 13. Namika Lr 2-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Division A

Jan. 28: Oulun NMKY - Jarvenpaa 76-59
Jan. 28: Espoo United - Jyvaskyla BA 100-66
Jan. 29: ToPo - Espoo United
Jan. 29: FoKoPo - Jarvenpaa
Jan. 29: Lahti - Pyrinto II
Jan. 29: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo

Division B

Jan. 27: HyPo - TuNMKY 92-94
Jan. 28: Namika Lr - PeU-Basket 70-84
Jan. 24: Munkkiniemen - PuHu Juniorit 59-87
Jan. 29: Karkkila - Munkkiniemen
Jan. 29: Namika Lr - Espoo Basket
Jan. 29: PeU-Basket - TuNMKY
Jan. 29: Korikouvot - PuHu Juniorit
Jan. 29: JyWe - Ura Basket
Jan. 29: HNMKY U23 - HyPo


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 35.9
 1. Upchurch, HyPo35.9 
 2. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 3. Maxhuni, HBA-M.25.1 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.6 
 5. Daniels, PeU-Basket24.5 
 6. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 7. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
 9. Clark, Porvoon .22.8 
 10. Heinonen, Munkkini.22.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket14.1 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.3 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.0 
 6. Stahl, Oulun N.11.3 
 7. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.3 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot10.8 
 9. Blomqvist, HyPo10.5 
 10. Flemings, FoKoPo10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.6 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .6.1 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.6.0 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.5 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United4.8 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.6 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.3 
 9. Kantonen, JyWe4.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.9 
 2. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 3. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 4. Moore, ToPo2.4 
 5. Kuusisto, ToPo2.4 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.3 
 8. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.2 
 9. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.2 
 10. King, Karkkila2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Harvey, Oulun N.1.6 
 3. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 5. Reed, FoKoPo1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Lehtinen, PuHu J.1.3 
 8. Harris, Ura Basket1.2 
 9. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 10. Fields, Lahti1.2 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 15-5 
 2. Souffel 15-5 
 3. RAC Basket 14-6 
 4. Caen 14-6 
 5. GET Vosges 13-7 
 6. Orchies 11-9 
 7. St Vallier 11-9 
 8. Chartres 10-10 
 9. Lourdes 10-10 
 10. Rennes 9-11 
 11. Angers BC 9-11 
 12. Vitre 9-11 
 13. ALS Basket 9-11 
 14. Challans 8-12 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 8-12 
 16. Gries/Oberhoffen 7-12 
 17. Lorient 7-13 
 18. CFBB 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 27: Angers BC - St Vallier 89-63
Jan. 28: Challans - Lorient 84-82
Jan. 28: Quimper - CFBB 84-68
Jan. 28: Vitre - Rennes 80-67
Jan. 28: RAC Basket - Orchies 77-75
Jan. 27: Lourdes - Caen 76-85
Jan. 28: Souffel - Chartres 74-69
Jan. 27: GET Vosges - Gries/Oberhoffen 70-67

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: SAP Vaucluse - Souffel
Feb. 4: Chartres - Caen
Feb. 3: St Vallier - ALS Basket
Feb. 4: CFBB - Challans
Feb. 4: Rennes - Angers BC
Feb. 4: Orchies - Vitre
Feb. 4: Gries/Oberhoffen - Quimper
Feb. 4: Lorient - RAC Basket
Feb. 3: GET Vosges - Lourdes

Round 18

Jan. 31: Gries/Oberhoffen - CFBB


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.9 
 2. Craion, Lorient17.1 
 3. Brooks, ALS Basket16.9 
 4. Mitchell, Chartres16.8 
 5. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 6. Vaty, Lourdes16.7 
 7. Geiger, SAP V.16.3 
 8. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.16.0 
 9. Newson, Lorient15.8 
 10. Monteiro, Caen15.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.8 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.2 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel9.1 
 4. Gourari, RAC Basket8.2 
 5. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 6. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 7. Cox, Challans7.5 
 8. Anderson, RAC B.7.4 
 9. Vaty, Lourdes7.3 
 10. Quincy-Jones, Vitre7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.2 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.9 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.7 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.6 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.4 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 7. Suhard, Angers BC4.9 
 8. Siegwarth, Vitre4.9 
 9. Choplin, Quimper4.7 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Craion, Lorient2.9 
 2. Davis, Rennes2.4 
 3. Cornely, Caen2.4 
 4. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.1 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Newson, Lorient1.8 
 8. Correia, Souffel1.8 
 9. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
 10. Monteiro, Caen1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Rolandas JAKSTAS
  Gries/Ob.
  (202-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.7 
 2. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Rakocevic, Orchies1.1 
 5. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 6. Davis, Rennes0.9 
 7. Bobrov, Quimper0.9 
 8. Cox, Challans0.9 
 9. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 10. Kayembe, Souffel0.9 



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  FYR MACEDONIA  

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Rabotnicki 9-1 
 2. Feni Industries 9-1 
 3. Kumanovo 6-3 
 4. Kozuv 5-4 
 5. Pelister Bitola 4-6 
 6. Strumica 3-6 
 7. Ohrid AV 2-7 
 8. Vardar 0-10 
Play in international cups:
 1. Karpos Sokoli
 2. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 28: Feni Industries - Pelister Bitola 88-51
Jan. 28: Vardar - Rabotnicki 73-82
Jan. 29: Strumica - Kozuv
Jan. 29: Kumanovo - Ohrid AV


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv19.4 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.18.6 
 3. Ceskovic, Feni I.16.4 
 4. Mijovic, Kozuv16.2 
 5. Hawkins, Pelister.15.9 
 6. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 7. Mihajlovski, Ohrid A.14.1 
 8. Vasilic, Ohrid AV14.1 
 9. Besovic, Strumica14.0 
 10. Misanovic, Rabotnicki13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv12.3 
 2. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.2 
 3. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.3 
 4. Zekjiri, Vardar7.1 
 5. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.7 
 6. Golubovic, Pelister.6.3 
 7. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.2 
 8. Djekic, Feni I.6.2 
 9. Besovic, Strumica6.1 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki7.4 
 2. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.2 
 3. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 4. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.2 
 5. McNeaill, Kozuv4.1 
 6. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.1 
 7. Bogoev, Strumica4.0 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.4.0 
 9. Hall, Kozuv3.7 
 10. Stajic, Feni I.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Marjan MLADENOVIC
  Ohrid A.
  (180-PG-87)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 2. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 3. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.4 
 4. Magdevski, Feni I.1.3 
 5. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 6. Karadzovski, Kuman.1.1 
 7. Hall, Kozuv1.1 
 8. McNeaill, Kozuv1.1 
 9. Robev, Vardar1.1 
 10. Markovski, Feni I.1.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.5 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv1.0 
 3. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.8 
 4. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 5. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.7 
 6. Janevski, Kumanovo0.7 
 7. Djekic, Feni I.0.6 
 8. Zekjiri, Vardar0.6 
 9. Mijovic, Kozuv0.6 
 10. Sharabidze, Feni I.0.4 


Adriatic League: MZT Skopje eke out victory against Mega Leks - by Eurobasket News

MZT Skopje - Mega Leks 75:74

MZT Skopje secured a tough narrow home win over Mega Leks in the latest Adriatic League action. Xavier Thames (191-G-91, college: San Diego St.) sank a free throw late in regulation to propel the hosts to the victory.
MZT Skopje eked out a 23:21 lead after the opening frame. The home side boosted the lead in the second frame. MZT Skopje accumulated a 44:34 halftime lead. The hosts maintained the lead throughout the third term. They entered the fourth stanza up by 12 points. But Mega Leks denied the deficit in the final quarter Vlatko Cancar drained a three-pointer to give the Serbian side a 74:73 advantage late in the game. But Charlon Kloof (190-G-90, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) and Xavier Thames drained free throw each and carried MZT Skopje to the victory. Josh Scott (208-F-93, college: Colorado, agency: Pensack Sports) provided 17 points, while Charlon Kloof added 15 points in the win. Radosav Spasojevic (204-F/C-92, agency: BeoBasket) answered with 14 points for Mega Leks. Rade Zagorac (205-G/F-95, agency: BeoBasket) tossed in 13 points in the loss.

MZT Skopje: Josh Scott 17, Charlon Kloof 15, Djordje Drenovac (201-G/F-92) 12
Mega Leks: Radosav Spasojevic 14, Rade Zagorac 13



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Region and Tbilisi tied in All Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Tbilisi - Region 128-128

Region and Tbilisi tie in All Star Game held in Georgia. Both teams scored 128 points for the final result in a all-winner-show. Region posted a narrow 37-36 win in the first period and added a 41-32 surge in the second period. Tbilisi meanwhile replied with a 33-22 surge in the third frame and lost the last period by 1 point.
Mikheil Berishvili (204-SF-87) was named MVP of the game as he collected 30 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. Deonta Vaughn (185-G-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances) followed him with 23 points and 10 assists. Dwayne Lathan (190-G-89, college: Indiana St.) posted 25 points for Region and Giorgi Barbakadze (203-F-91) delivered 19.



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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 19-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 16-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 16-3 
 4. ALBA 14-5 
 5. Bayreuth 13-4 
 6. EWE Baskets 11-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 10-8 
 8. Giessen 46ers 10-9 
 9. Ludwigsburg 8-9 
 10. Jena 8-10 
 11. Goettingen 8-11 
 12. Fraport SKY 7-11 
 13. Wuerzburg 6-13 
 14. Bremerhaven 5-11 
 15. Walter Tigers 4-15 
 16. Braunschweig 4-15 
 17. Vechta 2-17 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: Braunschweig - EWE Baskets 76-83
Jan. 28: Goettingen - Ratiopharm 63-94
Jan. 28: Wuerzburg - B.Muenchen 63-68
Jan. 29: ALBA - Giessen 46ers
Jan. 29: Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers
Jan. 29: Bremerhaven - Jena
Jan. 29: Ludwigsburg - Bayreuth
Jan. 29: Vechta - Brose Bask.


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: Kirchheim - Oettinger R. 92-91
Jan. 28: Trier - Crailsheim 85-88
Jan. 28: Uni Baskets - ETB Wohnbau 83-82
Jan. 28: Hanau - Hamburg 64-51
Jan. 28: Baunach - Chemnitz 48-67
Jan. 29: Dresden - Koeln Rh.Stars
Jan. 29: Heidelberg - MBC
Jan. 29: Ehingen - Nuernberg


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 12-5 
 2. Oldenburg 11-5 
 3. Art.Dragons 11-5 
 4. Iserlohn 11-6 
 5. Bochum 10-6 
 6. Itzehoe 8-8 
 7. Schalke 8-9 
 8. Rist Wedel 7-9 
 9. Rostock 7-10 
 10. Stahnsdorf 5-11 
 11. Wolfenbuettel 5-11 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-13 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-3 
 2. Elchingen 11-5 
 3. Weissenhorn 11-5 
 4. Bayer Giants 11-6 
 5. FC Bayern II 9-6 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 9-7 
 7. Licher Baeren 7-10 
 8. Dragons 7-10 
 9. Wuerzburg 6-10 
 10. Fraport SKY II 6-10 
 11. Leipzig 5-12 
 12. Noerdlingen 3-14 

Regular Season: Round 17

North

Jan. 28: Iserlohn - Schalke 93-90
Jan. 28: Bernau - Rostock 65-52
Jan. 29: Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen
Jan. 29: Rist Wedel - Art.Dragons
Jan. 29: Bochum - Itzehoe
Jan. 29: Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg

South

Jan. 28: Licher Baeren - Bayer Giants 94-84
Jan. 28: Elchingen - Leipzig 94-72
Jan. 28: Fraport SKY II - Dragons 92-81
Jan. 28: Karlsruhe BG - Noerdlingen 92-76
Jan. 29: Wuerzburg - Karlsruhe PS
Jan. 30: FC Bayern II - Weissenhorn


Randal Holt (If The Team Were Winning I Wouldn't Get All Of The Credit Just As I Shouldn't Take All The Blame For The Losing) - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Randal Holt (185-PG-91, college: Kent St.) is a 25 year old 185cm point guard from Bedford, Ohio that is playing his third professional season, but was recently released by the Dresden Titans where he played 20 games averaging 16,0ppg, 3,0rpg and 4,5apg.He started his basketball career at Kent St. (NCAA) in 2009 and played 131 NCAA games until 2013 and as a senior played 33 games averaging 14.6ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.5apg, 1.3spg, FGP: 36.4%, 3PT: 38.6%, FT: 86.0%. As a rookie he played for Weissenhorn Youngstars (Germany-ProB) playing 25 games: 19.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.2apg, 1.8spg, FGP: 53.3%, 3PT: 38.2%, FT: 81.6%. Last season with the Dresden Titans he played 15 games: Score-3 (21.7ppg), 4.3rpg, Assists-3 (6.1apg), 1.8spg, FGP: 50.4%, 3PT: 40.5%, FT: 85.1%. He spoke to eurobasket after being relased by the Dresden Titans.

Randall thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You are back on your way back to the United States after being released from German Pro A team Dresden Titans. Were you able to wind down on the flight a bit or was the Dresden Titans season fiasco in your head?

Hello Miles thank you for the interview. I was able to unwind on the flight and just focus on getting home safely and eager to see my family.


The Dresden Titans released you and American Jervon Pressley. Do you feel it was the right decision to release it's two best players so late in the season?

Yes we were released from the team and it was a decision that came down from management who is in charge of those decisions so if they felt it was the right move for the team then I can't argue that at all.


One can say that you had a tale of two season halves starting with a high last season where you helped the team move up to the Pro A and this season a low as the team is on the verge of moving back to the Pro B. When you came out of training camp this season and somebody had told you on the eve of the first game that the team would only have 2 wins by late January and be the door mat of the league what would you have thought?

I wouldn't have believed then because coming out of training camp we were confident as a team and had a good chemistry with each other as we played our ore season games


The season looked ok in the first five games despite the team having only a 1-4 record, it did lose three bitter close games to Kirchheim, Paderborn and Ehingen. Had the team been able to have won those three games, the team would have been 4-1. Would you still be on the team now and where would the journey of the club gone the last three months had it been able to win those tight games at the start?

Yeah we lost some tough games to start off the season which definitely played a huge part in the struggle of the team as the season went on. To say if I would still be on the team or not is something I don't have the answer to.

After the 91-83 victory against Trier something must of happened? All of a sudden the Dresden Titans not only lost games, but lost badly and usually with double digits and more. Were you ever able to understand what happened to the Dresden Titans after that?

I wish I knew specifically what it was that happened but I'm not really sure we just couldn't find a way to put together some wins during that stretch of the season


What do you believe effected the team most with every new loss? Did the constant losing effect the team mentality so much that they were doomed to having to lose?

Yeah I think being in a situation where you are losing like that takes a toll on the team mentally especially when you are playing against teams that are good


The club liked to score, score score, but didn't defend well enough. Was this the wrong the strategy to be able to win games in the German pro A?

No I don't think it was the wrong strategy I just think that when it came down to us getting defensive stops in the clutch part of the game we always came up short


Former head coach Steven Clauss stuck with this play, but it didn't result in any more wins. Was removing Steven Clauss the right decision? Don you believe the management should have given him more time?

Steven Clauss was a really good coach and fun to play for. Again that was a decision made by management who most likely thought it was the right decision for the club


The management then removed Clauss and brought in Liam Flynn, but nothing has really changed as the losing continued. Why do you feel wasn't he team able to make it over the hump and start winning?

I don't know the answer to that question the team still has more games left in the season so there are still opportunities to get some wins before the season is finished


How positive were you after the win against the Hamburg Towers that that might have been the turn in the season? Unfortunally the team continued to lose the next three games including the 96-67 wipeout against Nurnberg where they led 56-27 at halftime.

I felt pretty good about the second half of the season after beating Hamburg before the Christmas break. And the team had a good spirit as well but we just weren't able to win a game


Didn't a first half performance against Nurnberg where the team was down by 29 points clearly show that the team just isn't mentally ready to play?

It definitely was an ugly first half of basketball

One can't always know how good a team record is solely on stats, but you were having a solid season averaging 16,6ppg, 2,9rpg and 4,8apg, but weren't leading the team to wins. How much blame do you put on yourself with how this team performed?

I don't put much of the blame on myself because it's a team sport at the end of the day and as long as I went on the court and gave my best effort each game I can be satisfied with knowing that. If the team were winning I wouldn't get all of the credit for the wins just as I shouldn't take all the blame for the losing.


What do you believe could you have done better on the court? What do you feel was missing from your leadership and game and what did you learn from this experience with Dresden?

I always feel like there's room for improvement but like I said before just knowing I went out every game and gave my best effort while carrying myself in professional manner are the things I pride myself on and I can be happy with knowing that at the end of the day

Your teammate Jervon Pressley was also released. He had a lot of injury woes. Do you feel that he will be able to rebound and what will you always remember most about his play and character?

I definitely think Jervon will be able to bounce back and continue to do great things in his career. I will remember he was a good player and an even better teammate it was really nice win able to play with him in Dresden


What is the next step for Randal Holt? How good are the chances that you will finish the season somewhere else or are you focusing more on family and getting ready for next season?

I'm not sure what's next as of right now. I am back home training and waiting to see if I will get another opportunity to play and finish the season with another team but in the mean time I will be spending time with my family and cherishing these moments


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


Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Magic Johnson , Kobe Bryant

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


Well I'm biased about it because I'm from Cleveland and we love Lebron like our own so I would say he is right behind Michael Jordan as the best player of all time


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

Tied with Charles Barkley for 3rd all time

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

Klay Thompson has nice shot I'm not sure where it ranks but it was a spectacular shooting night for him

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



Stay wise he is having the best season this year out of all the NBA superstars


What was the last movie that you saw?

Sleepless.

Thanks Randal for the chat.




Travis Thompson Owns The Parkling Lot Charging The Fraport Skyliners Juniors Past The Dragons Rhondorf 92-81 - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

In his short basketball career Rilwan Bakara has really gotten around the block as he was never comfortable playing at one school as he bounced around the States playing for schools like Columbus State Community College (NJCAA), Danville Area Community College (NJCAA), Campbellsville (NAIA) and Texas Wesleyan (NAIA) before turning professional two seasons ago. Now in his third professional season, the 26 year old 201cm forward that hails from Chicago is already playing with his fifth professional team with the Fraport Skyliners Juniors. After playing his rookie season in Germany with TuS Breckerfeld (Germany-2.Regionalliga) where he played 18 games averaging 19.9ppg, and 10.5rpg where he was able to get a first feel for the European game, he moved to BK Iskra Svit (Slovakia-SBL) last season where he played 18 games averaging 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, FGP: 57.8%, FT: 58.5% and demonstrated further that he was prepared for tasks in higher leagues. This season the big American has really been active as he started the season with Pernion Urheilijat Basket (Finland-1st Division playing 2 games averaging 20.0ppg, 11.0rpg, 1.0spg, in Oct.'16 moved to Union de Santa Fe (Argentina-TNA), where he played 17 games averaging 4.5ppg, 3.4rpg. Usually when you leave a misfortunate situation, you want to get back on the floor as quickly as possible and forget the last experience, but just doing that was a problem the last weeks as he wasn't cleared to play for Frankfurt, so sitting around and watching the Frankfurt BBL team battle and new team Fraport Skyliners Juniors duel against opposing teams was a difficult matter for him to accept and adjust to, but last weekend he finally made his debut in Germany scoring four points and hauling down two rebounds in a bitter 80-74 loss at Weissenhorn. Bakare was ready to finally make his home debut, but had to match his skills with the top power forward in the Pro B and good buddy Aaron Nelson who was his teammate in high school in Illinois as both the Fraport Skyliners Juniors and Dragons Rhondorf were looking to rebound from loses and Frankfurt came away with the big 92-81 loss. After the tough loss, Nelson was sitting on the floor looking as pooped as if Shaq had just run full speed around the court, but he still had a smile ready for his small son who had made the trip to watch big daddy play and was disappointed at the loss, but blessed that he could play against friend Rilwan Bakare. 'It was fun playing against Rilwan. Who would have thought 7-8 years ago that we would both be playing in Germany one day. It has been a great experience for both of us in Germany. He has gotten stronger and I know his strength and weaknesses. Not only he made me tired today, but the whole Frankfurt team. Rilwan is a great player', stressed Dragons Rhondorf forward Aaron Nelson. After making his home debut and winning, Bakare strolled over to a battered Nelson in front of the Dragons bench and the American looked a lot fresher than Nelson and was also blessed to finally play against his ex teammate. 'I knew from day one when I arrived in Frankfurt where Aaron played and had marked this day on the calendar. When I was playing in Finland earlier this season, I always watched his games. I haven't seen him play in 7-8 years, but he has gotten better, but is still the old Aaron Nelson in that he is still a dominant player. I like how Rhondorf gives him the freedom to shoot the ball', stressed Chicago and Fraport Skyliners Junior Rilwan Bakare.

The Fraport Skyliners Juniors entered the game coming off a tough loss in Weissenhorn where they had a huge lead at halftime, but threw away the game in the second half. This time the Fraport Skyliners Juniors got off to another quick and potent start like in Weissenhorn, but this time they were able to play a complete game. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were sparked by the hot shooting by Alaska native Travis Thompson (185-G-91, college: Alaska-Anch.) who drilled home six trey's in the first half paving the way for his team. 'We executed well tonight. We played with a lot of confidence tonight. In Weissenhorn we gave up in the second half and the difference tonight was that we were disciplined and kept our composure in the second half helping us get the win', added Fraport Skyliners Junior Rilwan Bakare. The Dragons Rhondorf were also coming off a tough loss in the Pro B against PS Karlsruhe where they shot the ball well, but didn't box out well enough and were unable to combat the aggressiveness on the boards of the opponents who scraped 19 offensive rebounds off the glass. Against the Fraport Skyliners Juniors , they let a big start hurt their game plan as well as they weren't able to come to terms with the deep bench of Frankfurt. 'We dug a hole early and Frankfurt came out more aggressive. We seemed to be a step slower all night long and Travis Thompson really lit us up. We had to expand more energy as the night went on and just couldn't come back', stressed Dragons Rhondorf forward Aaron Nelson. Rilwan Bakare finished with seven points and three rebounds in 16 minutes and knows that he is still far away from his A game. 'I missed some shots, but I have confidence. I still need to be integrated, but we have a good team where I can grow well. My role is to rebound and score when I can. We have shooters on the team and I won't get the ball 90% of the time like Nelson does, but I just want do the best I can to help the team to win', stressed Rilwan Bakare.

In the first few minutes, both teams displayed their offensive strength as both executed early. Aaron Nelson got his team going scoring the Dragons first five points while Thompson drilled home two three's putting a stamp on the parking lot for himself early. With the contest deadlocked at 8-8, Frankfurt went on a 10-2 run to get the 18-10 lead as they stepped up their defense forcing Rhondorf to two turnovers and Thompson also notched a steal. In the run, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors got added valuable production from Thompson as he nailed two more three pointers and also got a trey from 20 year old Jamin Knothe and a free throw from Armin Trtovac. Frankfurt didn't lose any concentration or register any flaws in their execution as they continued to shoot very well upping their lead to 27-15 as Rilwan Bakare got a bucket inside and hit a 15 footer while ex Freibrug forward German Cosmo Griehn also dropped a three pointer. Frankfurt continued to use their bench and get solid production from everyone as German wing Lenny Okeke scored inside as did ex Ludwigsburg guard Stefan ilzhoefer and Thompson closed out the first quarter with a memorable three pointer buzzer beater giving Frankfurt the very comfortable 34-20 lead. 'Thompson took over the team with his shooting, but I felt that overall is was a very good team performance. Our bench played very well and our second five can bring it just like our first five. We bring a good mix and all play with 100% energy', stressed Fraport Skyliner Mahir Agva. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 52% from the field and 50% from the field and the Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 67% from the field and 57% from the field. Frankfurt had the 9-5 rebound edge and had two turnovers while Rhondorf had five turnovers.

In the second quarter, the Fraport Skyliners Juniors continued to overpower the Dragons Rhondorf with their potent scoring and led by as much as 18 points having the 54-39 advantage at the break. The Dragons Rhondorf started off solid going on a 5-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 36-25 as Nelson executed on a hook shot and Bedford, New York native Will Trawick hit a three pointer, but Fraport Skyliners Juniors head coach Eric Detlev who was coaching against his ex team had the luxury of a hungry bench and guys that came on the floor to perform as young German Konstantin Schubert gave the team a vital spark nailing a floater and lay in to give Frankfurt the 38-25 lead. Trawick who played at Emory (NCAA3) with RheinStars forward Alex Foster continued to have his teams hot hand dropping a trey as Frankfurt led only 38-28. However the Fraport Skyliners then exploded on a 10-0 run to extend their lead to 48-28 as Thompson continued to get open and hit two trey's while 17 year old German wunderkind Isaac Bonga connected on a 20 footer and German forward Tim Oldenburg scored inside as Bonga fed him with the pretty no look pass. The Dragons Rhondorf were able to bounce back and go into half-time trailing only 54-39 as they went on a 11-6 run. In the run, Rhondorf was fortified by the Canadian sensation Mike Lucifer who scored on a hook shot, German Thomas Michel hit a pull up jumper and Wil Trawick made another three pointer. Frankfurt got another big trey from young German Cosmo Gruehn to keep Rhondorf at bay. 'We hit shots against their zone and we did a good job with our ball movement getting good shots. Our defense was solid, but could have been better', stressed ex Tuebingen center Mahir Agva. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 50% from the field and 50% from the three point line while the Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 58% from the field and 56% from the three point line. Frankfurt had the 16-15 rebound edge and five turnovers while Rhondorf had 10 turnovers.

In the third quarter, the Dragons Rhondorf played better on defense, but so did the Fraport Skyliners Juniors not allowing their opponent any big runs and easy short cuts back into the contest. Ilzhoefer and Nelson traded buckets in the first minute, but then it was Thompson again not only shinning with his sharp shooting instincts, but helping the club in other ways as he showed his quickness sneaking inside for the lay in and then fed Tim Oldenburg for the two handed stuff as Frankfurt led 61-45. Rhondorf continued to look for ways to get back and even managed an important 8-2 run to cut the Frankfurt lead to 63-53 as they got massive support from Wil Trawick who scored over 1000 points at Emory (NCAA3) hitting two clutch three pointers. However the Fraport Skyliners Juniors never really allowed Rhondorf to really cut into their lead as they continued to have answers on the offensive end as Oldenburg executed with a dunk again as Schubert made the nifty pass and Bonga nailed a 20 footer and Thompson once again hit a trey from the parking lot that he owned on that night. Ex Bayer Giants Leverkusen German Florian Wendeler and Ilzhoefer traded free throws to close out the third quarter, but Frankfurt still led 74-59. 'In Weissenhorn they switched to zone and we missed shots and today when Rhondorf did we made shots. We stayed very disciplined against the zone and didn't go wild. We executed well, set good screens and hit open shots', added Rilwan Bakare. 'We were a little more physical, but not enough. They continued to have a good rhythm and we played better defense, but they still hit shots. Thompson continued to keep team going and it continued to be hard to come back', commented Aaron Nelson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were shooting 49% from the field and 48% from the parking lot while the Dragons Rhondorf were shooting 45% from the field and 39% from the parking lot. Both teams had 26 rebounds apiece and Frankfurt had eight turnovers and Rhondorf 12 turnovers.

In the fourth quarter, the Dragons Rhondorf continued to show fight and heart and made one last run as Aaron Nelson showed his dominance cutting the Frankfurt lead down to five points as he scored 12 consecutive points, but their defense couldn't contain Frankfurt at the end resulting in the loss. Dragons Rhondorf head coach Matthias Sonnenschein had the right words in the short break between periods as the club put a clamp on the Frankfurt offense stopping their first 6 possessions and Aaron Nelson got to work bringing his team back on a 12-0 run cutting the Frankfurt lead down to 74-68. In the run, Nelson did what he does best using his whole offensive arsenal as he dropped a trey, jumper, lay in and made a put back. 'I tried to give us a boost. I fell down on a play and that was the moment where I knew that I could either go out hurt or take over. The team did a good job finding me and I took advantage of it', stressed Aaron Nelson. After Bakare free throws, Nelson made a hook shot and free throw cutting the once 18 point Frankfurt lead down to 76-71. However Frankfurt didn't let this giant comeback get in the way of their goals on the floor as a relatively quiet Isaac Bonga to that point in the scoring department ripped out the heart of the Dragons Rhondorf as he made two shots upping the Frankfurt advantage to 83-74. In the last few minutes, Bonga sealed the win getting to the free throw line three times keeping Rhondorf out of reach in any more last minute miraculous come-back attempts. 'That Nelson run reminded me of 2009 when we were playing together when he was doing things like that. Even when he is way back in the game, Nelson always stays calm and composed. Our deep bench helped us seal the win. We have very good players and everybody does their job which is a big credit to our coach', added Rilwan Bakare. 'We fought well, but fatigue got to us. We came back from 18 points and cut it down to five points showing a lot of heart. Our biggest mistake was digging that hole early from which we couldn't recover', stressed Aaron Nelson. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors were led by Travis Thompson with 32 points, five rebounds and five assists. Isaac Bonga contributed 15 points, six rebounds and six assists and Stefan ilzhoefer produced 13 points and seven boards. The Dragons Rhondorf were led by Aaron Nelson with 33 points and nine rebounds. Will Trawick added 12 points. The Fraport Skyliners Juniors shot 45% from the field and 43% from outside while the Dragons Rhondorf shot 45% from the field and 31<% from outside. Frankfurt won the rebound battle 38-35 and had 15 turnovers while Rhondorf coughed up the ball 17 times.




Jervon Pressley ( MBK Lucenec) Adversity Really Does Show You People's True Character - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber


Jervon Pressley (203-F/C-95, college: Hampton) is a 21 year old 203cm forward from Charlotte, North Carolina that is playing his rookie season and started with the Dresden Titans playing 10 games averaging 10.3ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 51.4%, FT: 49.1%, but got released and joined MBK Lucenec (Slovakia-SBL). He started his basketball career in 2011 with Towson (NCAA) playing 31 games averaging 3.6ppg, 3.0rpg. In 2013 he moved to Hampton (NCAA) playing 21 games averaging 6.6ppg, 5.1rpg, 1.1bpg, FGP: 43.8%, FT: 56.9%. In his junior year he played 32 games averaging 6.1ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.4bpg, FGP: 44.3%, FT: 54.5%. As a senior he played 27 games averaging 6.6ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.7bpg, FGP: 46.7%, FT: 53.2%. He spoke to eurobasket recently about his time with the Dresden Titans and future with MBK Lucenec (Slovakia-SBL)

Jervon thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You are back on your way back to the United States after being released from German Pro A team Dresden Titans. Were you able to wind down on the flight a bit or was the Dresden Titans season fiasco in your head?

I mentally moved on to getting myself prepared to help my next team and not dwell on the past. Short term memory. What's done is done.


The Dresden Titans released you and American Randal. Do you feel it was the right decision to release it's two best players so late in the season?


To the club it was the right decision to release the team's two best players.


When you came out of training camp this season and somebody had told you on the eve of the first game that the team would only have 2 wins by late January and be the door mat of the league what would you have thought?

I would think they're crazy, I honestly felt our team was loaded with hard working young talented kids that were ready to win.


Would you still be on the team now and where would the journey of the club gone the last three months had it been able to win those tight games at the start?

I think so, things would be a lot different with wins, we as a whole would be more comfortable playing and not a situation where you're feeling so much pressure and tension from the coach and front office.

After the 91-83 victory against Trier something must of happened? All of a sudden the Dresden Titans not only lost games, but lost badly and usually with double digits and more. Were you ever able to understand what happened to the Dresden Titans after that?

No, teams always gave us their A game every night, they didn't want to lose to a last place team in the league for one and two a newly promoted team with less experience in the league.

What do you believe effected the team most with every new loss? Did the constant losing effect the team mentality so much that they were doomed to having to lose?

I think the losses helped and hurt them, helped to show them their weaknesses and where we needed to work harder and hurt us because we'd work on things and still come up short.

The club liked to score, score score, but didn't defend well enough. Was this the wrong the strategy to be able to win games in the German pro A?

With that mentality you can win but you can't have an off scoring night and must execute more than less.

Former head coach Steven Clauss stuck with this play, but it didn't result in any more wins. Was removing Steven Clauss the right decision? Do you believe the management should have given him more time?

I feel as if Clause was a great coach but when pressure build on a club you're forced to make a decision and in the Club's eyes it was right to let Clause go.

The management then removed Clauss and brought in Liam Flynn, but nothing has really changed as the losing continued. Why do you feel wasn't he team able to make it over the hump and start winning?

Winning doesn't happen overnight. He was new to the team and the team was new to him. It's his first head coaching job and he was still learning as we were learning. It could be a tough task for anyone .

How positive were you after the win against the Hamburg Towers that that might have been the turn in the season? Unfortunally the team continued to lose the next three games including the 96-67 wipeout against Nurnberg where they led 56-27 at halftime.

I'm always confident in my team night in and night out. No matter who we're playing.

Didn't a first half performance against Nurnberg where the team was down by 29 points clearly show that the team just isn't mentally ready to play?

No that shows maybe they could've got off to a hot start and hit many shots or could've had a great defensive and offensive night.

You averaged 11,1 ppg, 6,9 rpg, 1,1 apg and 2.3 blks in 10 games. How pleased were you with your rookie performance?

I am somewhat pleased, I feel as if I showed MUCH growth from college defensively and offensively and that I can score and be an offensive threat which wasn't my focus in college.

You had injury woes and never had a real chance to show your abilities. Do you feel like the Dresden Titans gave up on you?

No, I don't think they gave up, they brought in a big man during my injury and allowed me to heal, despite being rushed back before my return date and having to play many minutes in win versus Hamburg on a not healed ankle.

What did you learn from this experience with the Dresden Titans? Do you believe that you gained anything positive from it?

I learned that the professional level is all about each player doing his job and winning teams have specific pieces to a whole and not just pieces where you have to do everything ok as opposed to doing one or two things great and also that adversity really does show you people's true character.

Your teammate Randal Holt was also released. He had a lot of injury woes. Do you feel that he will be able to rebound and what will you always remember most about his play and character?

I will always remember him for playing with a chip on his shoulder knowing that night in night out he went out there and showed no matter his size he was a scared of no body and he had heart and a strong passion for the game.

What is the next step for Jervon Pressley? Will you sit out the season now or hope to find a new team as quickly as possible?

I was blessed flown by the Titans directly to my new team in 1st league Slovakia.

James Harden seems to be lost in the shuffle with the extreme great stats of Russell Westbrook, but where does the Houston Rocket stand at the moment in the best point guard debate this season?

That's a tough on. James Harden is looking GGGOOOOODD at that PG spot!!!

What was the last movie that you saw?

Just got done watching Saw II.

Thanks for the chat Jervon.



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  GREECE  

Standings - A1

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 28: Aris - AGOR 98-50
Jan. 28: Koroivos - Kymis 94-64
Jan. 28: Lavrio - AEK Athens 84-87
Jan. 28: Doxa Lefkadas - Promitheas 73-79
Jan. 28: Kolossos HH - PAOK 73-68
Jan. 28: Apollon Patras - Trikalla 68-73
Jan. 30: Panathinaikos - Olympiacos


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Dezmine WELLS
  Doxa L.
  (196-G-92)
  Avg: 16.8
 1. Wells, Doxa L.16.8 
 2. Brown, Koroivos16.3 
 3. Releford, Kolossos.13.9 
 4. Hall, Koroivos13.9 
 5. Young, Lavrio13.8 
 6. Barlow, Trikalla13.7 
 7. Punter, Lavrio13.6 
 8. Dixon, AEK Athens13.3 
 9. Lojeski, Olympiacos13.2 
 10. Cummings, Aris13.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Keith CLANTON
  PAOK
  (205-C/F-90)
  Avg: 9.8
 1. Clanton, PAOK9.8 
 2. Morgan, Kymis9.0 
 3. Basabe, Doxa L.8.9 
 4. Reddic, Kolossos HH7.3 
 5. Hall, Koroivos6.7 
 6. Biruta, Trikalla6.6 
 7. Fitzpatrick, AGOR6.5 
 8. Kravic, AGOR6.5 
 9. Toutziarakis, Kymis6.3 
 10. Faye, Promitheas6.1 
Assists Per Game
 Ken BROWN
  Koroivos
  (180-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Brown, Koroivos7.3 
 2. Nixon, Lavrio6.7 
 3. Starks, Koroivos6.3 
 4. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.0 
 5. Calathes, Panathin.6.0 
 6. Young, Lavrio4.8 
 7. Scott, Doxa L.4.1 
 8. Talton, AGOR4.1 
 9. Ukic, AEK Athens4.1 
 10. El-Amin, Kymis3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Shannon SCOTT
  Doxa L.
  (186-PG-92)
  Avg: 2
 1. Scott, Doxa L.2.0 
 2. Releford, Kolossos.1.8 
 3. Xanthopoulos, Aris1.8 
 4. Singleton, Panathin.1.8 
 5. Brown, Koroivos1.8 
 6. Young, Lavrio1.7 
 7. Hickey, Apollon .1.7 
 8. Gotcher, Koroivos1.5 
 9. Cummings, Aris1.3 
 10. Johnson, Lavrio1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jito KOK
  Lavrio
  (206-C-94)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Kok, Lavrio1.5 
 2. Johnson, Promi.1.4 
 3. Clanton, PAOK1.3 
 4. Buckner, Aris1.2 
 5. Kravic, AGOR1.2 
 6. Milutinov, Olympiacos1.1 
 7. Reddic, Kolossos HH1.1 
 8. Kavvadas, Aris1.1 
 9. Elonu, AEK Athens1.0 
 10. Birch, Olympiacos1.0 


Standings - A2

A2 Standings
 1. Aiolos Astakou 88-6 
 2. Panionios 13-1 
 3. Iraklis 13-2 
 4. Doukas 12-2 
 5. Faros 9-5 
 6. AE Larissas 9-6 
 7. Ethnikos 8-7 
 8. Psyhiko 8-7 
 9. Holargos 6-8 
 10. Amyntas Dafnis 6-9 
 11. Doxa Pefkon 6-88 
 12. Kavala 5-9 
 13. Arkadikos 5-10 
 14. Irakleio 3-11 
 15. GS Larissas 3-12 
 16. Pagrati 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 28: Holargos - Irakleio 95-76
Jan. 28: Faros - AE Larissas 93-65
Jan. 28: Arkadikos - Pagrati 90-64
Jan. 28: Doukas - Panionios 81-69
Jan. 28: Kavala - Ethnikos 76-70
Jan. 28: Aiolos Astakou - Doxa Pefkon 74-66
Jan. 28: GS Larissas - Psyhiko 65-66
Jan. 28: Amyntas Dafnis - Iraklis 63-74


Jamon Lukas Gordon (ex Darussafaka) could sign at Aris - by Eurobasket News

Aris Thessaloniki (A1) is about to tab 33-year old American guard Jamon Lukas Gordon (191-84, college: Virginia Tech) who played last time at Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in Turkey. In 31 BSL games he averaged 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg last season. He helped them to make it to the cup final and to the league semifinals. Gordon also played 24 games in Euroleague where he had 8.2ppg, 2.6rpg, 3.5apg and 1.6spg (in top 3).
He was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
Gordon is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Croatia (KK Split), Germany (Artland Dragons and Koeln 99ers), Greece (Olympiacos, Marousi and Trikalla), Turkey (Anadolu Efes, Galatasaray and Antalya Buyuksehir Belediye) and NBA (Washington Wizards).
Gordon attended Virginia Tech until 2007 and it will be his tenth season in pro basketball.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A lefthanded guard who is a good shooter and penetrates well. Has great timing for the rebounds, and great athletic skills to play a pesky defense on the perimeter. Has team mentality, is yet improving.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Rafail Papaioannou (ex Cypriot U18) is a newcomer at PAOK Thessaloniki - by Chris Mammides

PAOK Thessaloniki (A1) strengthened their roster with addition of Cypriot center Rafail Papaioannou (196). He begun his career in one of the best academies in Cyprus (AEL Limassol) and has been a member of all teams youth teams of the Limassol club from 12 to 18 where he joined forces to the special team developed and taking part in the B' Division Mens league with the U18 National Team, he started the season at Cypriot U18 Team in Cypriot Division B and he is among the stand outs of the team who's opponents are much more experienced and "ready" players..

The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Papaioannou was voted Eurobasket.com All-European Championships U16 Division C Honorable Mention in 2016.

He represented Cyprus at the European Championships U16 Division C in Nicosia (Cyprus) last year. Papaioannou's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 5 games: 9.4ppg, 8.6rpg, 1.8spg, FGP: 45.8%, FT: 60.0%.

Papaioannou is not the first Cyprus international who is joining forces with PAOK as Yiannaras moved from Keravnos Strovolou four years ago and at the age of 14 in PAOK as one of the most talented youngsters of the island those days..

By Eurobasket Data Center

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11 Lobos add Joseph to their roster - by Igor Obradovic

11 Lobos Chalchuapa (Liga MB) added to their roster Haitian forward Antoine Joseph (203, college: Union, TN). just played at Palm Beach Piranhas (ABL) in the U.S. Antoine has also been featured in the popular Miami Pro League and Mountain DEW NBA 3X with team Hooper's Dream who went on to compete in the Championship in Los Angeles
He has played previously professionally in Argentina (Union de Sunchales) and Chile (Dep.Pucon).
Joseph graduated from Union University, TN in 2011 and it will be his sixth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Promotie Divisie

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

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 28: Lokomotief - Red Giants 98-69
Jan. 28: Groningen - Leiden 2 64-67
Jan. 29: Lions - Black Eagles
Jan. 29: De Groene - De Hoppers
Jan. 29: New Stars - CobraNova



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  HUNGARY  

Standings - A Division

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

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 28: Sopron KC - Jaszberenyi 99-62
Jan. 28: ZTE KK - Vasas 97-81
Jan. 28: Falco KC - Alba 89-61
Jan. 28: Szolnok - KTE-Duna 88-61
Jan. 28: Kaposvari - Kormend 77-66
Jan. 28: MAFC - Atomeromu 68-81
Jan. 28: Szedeak - PVSK Pannon 101-62

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 1: Atomeromu - Sopron KC
Feb. 1: KTE-Duna - Szedeak
Feb. 1: PVSK Pannon - Kormend
Feb. 1: Alba - MAFC
Feb. 1: Jaszberenyi - Kaposvari
Feb. 2: Vasas - Falco KC
Feb. 2: ZTE KK - Szolnok


A Division Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ivan LILOV
  Szedeak
  (194-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Lilov, Szedeak21.3 
 2. Govens, Falco KC21.1 
 3. Vojvoda, Szolnok19.1 
 4. Pacher, Vasas18.1 
 5. Ubilla, ZTE K.17.9 
 6. Tiby, Atomeromu17.8 
 7. Sejfic, PVSK P.17.2 
 8. Taylor, Vasas17.2 
 9. Sihota, MAFC17.1 
 10. Williams, Jaszberenyi17.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Matt TIBY
  Atomeromu
  (203-F/C-92)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Tiby, Atomeromu9.5 
 2. Szabo, ZTE K.9.2 
 3. Hendlein, Kaposvari8.9 
 4. Forte, Atomeromu8.6 
 5. Gilbert, Atomeromu8.6 
 6. Drungilas, ZTE K.8.1 
 7. Ivosev, KTE-Duna7.9 
 8. Sejfic, PVSK P.7.8 
 9. Pacher, Vasas7.7 
 10. Poscic, MAFC7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Emanuel UBILLA
  ZTE K.
  (188-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Ubilla, ZTE K.8.1 
 2. Boltic, Szedeak7.3 
 3. Taylor, Vasas6.9 
 4. Johnson, Sopron KC6.8 
 5. Nelson, PVSK P.6.3 
 6. Smith, MAFC6.3 
 7. Petty, Kormend6.2 
 8. Threatt, Sopron KC6.2 
 9. Govens, Falco KC6.0 
 10. Wisseh, Kaposvari5.7 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Sopron KC
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Johnson, Sopron KC3.8 
 2. Arrington, Jaszbere.2.9 
 3. Smith, MAFC2.0 
 4. Stamenkovic, Jaszbere.1.9 
 5. Petty, Kormend1.9 
 6. Nelson, PVSK P.1.7 
 7. Boltic, Szedeak1.6 
 8. Govens, Falco KC1.6 
 9. Kinney, Szolnok1.6 
 10. Duren, Kaposvari1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Ryan WRIGHT
  Vasas
  (206-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Wright, Vasas2.0 
 2. Andric, Szolnok1.3 
 3. Zigeranovic, Falco K.1.0 
 4. Keller, Alba1.0 
 5. Simms, Kaposvari0.8 
 6. Hendlein, Kaposvari0.8 
 7. Cooke, Kaposvari0.8 
 8. Turner, Falco KC0.7 
 9. Thompson, Vasas0.7 
 10. Cseh, Jaszberenyi0.7 



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  ICELAND  

Standings - D1 League

Points Per Game
 Terrance MOTLEY
  FSU
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 32.9
 1. Motley, FSU32.9 
 2. Garland, Breidablik27.5 
 3. Woods, Hamar27.3 
 4. Shouse, IA26.3 
 5. Moss, Hottur23.6 
 6. King, Valur21.3 
 7. Bracey, Valur21.2 
 8. Knezevic, Vestri21.2 
 9. Pryor, Fjolnir21.1 
 10. Chia-Kur, Vestri20.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Chris WOODS
  Hamar
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 14.3
 1. Woods, Hamar14.3 
 2. Pryor, Fjolnir12.8 
 3. Moss, Hottur12.8 
 4. Motley, FSU12.5 
 5. King, Valur10.3 
 6. Shouse, IA9.6 
 7. Petursson, Valur9.4 
 8. Kristjansson, IA9.0 
 9. Virijevic, Hottur9.0 
 10. Knezevic, Vestri8.9 
Assists Per Game
 Aaron MOSS
  Hottur
  (185-G-)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Moss, Hottur9.1 
 2. Sigurdsson, Fjolnir7.1 
 3. Garland, Breidablik5.9 
 4. Blondal, Valur5.2 
 5. Bracey, Valur5.1 
 6. Shouse, IA4.9 
 7. Olafsson, Hamar4.8 
 8. King, Valur4.2 
 9. Erlingsson, Hamar4.1 
 10. Hreinsson, FSU4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrone GARLAND
  Breidablik
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Garland, Breidablik4.2 
 2. Moss, Hottur3.1 
 3. Shouse, IA2.8 
 4. Jonsson, FSU2.7 
 5. Stefansson, Hamar2.3 
 6. Van Kasteren, FSU2.3 
 7. King, Valur2.1 
 8. Motley, FSU2.1 
 9. Hreinsson, FSU1.8 
 10. Knezevic, Vestri1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Urald KING
  Valur
  (198-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. King, Valur2.0 
 2. Woods, Hamar1.5 
 3. Audunsson, Valur1.4 
 4. Motley, FSU1.2 
 5. Johannesson, Breid.1.1 
 6. Karason, Fjolnir1.0 
 7. Petursson, Valur0.9 
 8. Virijevic, Hottur0.9 
 9. Stefansson, FSU0.8 
 10. Kristjansson, IA0.8 


Fjolnir tabs Marques Oliver, ex Orangeville A's - by Eurobasket News

Fjolnir Reykjavik (D1) inked 26-year old American power forward Marques Oliver (201-100kg-91, college: Delaware State). He played recently at Orangeville A's in Canadian NBL.
Among other achievements his team made it to the NBL Canada Semifinals in 2015. Oliver received also All-MEAC 2nd Team award back in 2012 at his college time.
Oliver has played also professionally in Germany (ETB Wohnbau and Cuxhaven BasCats).
He attended Delaware State until 2013 and it will be his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Dominos League Round 15: Stjarnan edge Keflavik by three points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Dominos League took place in Keflavik. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Keflavik (7-8) to second ranked Stjarnan (11-4) 106-103 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 30-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Stjarnan made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. Stjarnan outrebounded Keflavik 50-37 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Keflavik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist) who scored 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The former international power forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) chipped in 14 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Stjarnan's coach Hrafn Kristjansson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds. Stjarnan maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader KR. Keflavik at the other side keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Njardvik and IR. Stjarnan are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Keflavik will play on the road against Tindastoll (#3) in Sauoarkrokur and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Tindastoll (10-5) against ninth ranked Njardvik (7-8) on Thursday night. Visiting Tindastoll was defeated by Njardvik in a tough game in Njardvik 86-92. It was a good game for guard Bjorn Kristjansson (188-92) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Logi Gunnarsson contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. British swingman Chris Caird (198-89, college: Drake, agency: Interperformances) answered with 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Tindastoll. Njardvik have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Keflavik and IR. Tindastoll at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. Njardvik will play against Skallagrimur (#10) in Borgarnes in the next round. Tindastoll will play at home against Keflavik (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader KR delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Haukar (5-10) 77-69 in Reykjavik. It was a great evening for Pavel Ermolinskij who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and 5 steals. The best for the losing side was Finnur Magnusson with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists. KR have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 12-3 record. Loser Haukar keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. KR will meet Thor Thorl (#4) in the next round. Haukar will play against Thor AK (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Snaefell (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 99-68 loss to fifth ranked Thor Thorl (9-6) in Stykkisholmur. It was an exceptional evening for Tobin Carberry who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Thor Thorl have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Thor Thorl's next round opponent will be league's leader KR in Reykjavik and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Snaefell will play on the road against the league's second-placed Stjarnan (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 15 Grindavik defeated Thor AK in a road game 75-65. IR beat Skallagrimur at home 81-74.
The best stats of 15th round was 15 points, 14 rebounds and 9 blocks by Tryggvi Hlinason of Thor AK.

Thor AK - Grindavik 65-75

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Akureyri where 5th ranked Thor AK (8-7) was defeated by sixth ranked Grindavik (8-7) 75-65. The game was mostly controlled by Grindavik. Thor AK was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for guard Dagur Jonsson (185-95, college: St.Francis, NY) who led the winners and scored 22 points and 5 rebounds. The former international guard Olafur Olafsson (194-90) accounted for 18 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. The former international guard Darrel Lewis (192-76, college: Lincoln, MO) came up with 23 points and 9 rebounds and international center Tryggvi Hlinason (215-97) added 15 points, 14 rebounds and 9 blocks respectively for Thor AK in the defeat. Grindavik moved-up to fifth place, which they share with defeated Thor AK. Grindavik's next round opponent will be IR (#8) in Reykjavik. Thor AK will play on the road against Haukar in Hafnarfjordur and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Thor AK: D.Lewis 23+9reb+1ast, T.Hlinason 15+14reb+1ast, G.Beamon 13+3reb+2ast, I.Rafn Ingvarsson 7+8reb+4ast, R.Fridriksson 4+2reb+2ast, T.Johannsson 3+7reb
Grindavik: D.Jonsson 22+5reb+1ast, O.Olafsson 18+6reb+4ast, O.Saevarsson 10+13reb+2ast, L.Clinch 8+10reb+6ast, T.Olafsson 8+7reb+3ast, I.Thor Gudmundsson 5+2reb+3ast
gschID: 491957


Keflavik - Stjarnan 103-106

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Dominos League took place in Keflavik. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of 7th ranked Keflavik (7-8) to second ranked Stjarnan (11-4) 106-103 on Friday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. The guests trailed by 11 points at the halftime before their 30-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Stjarnan made 27-of-34 free shots (79.4 percent) during the game. Stjarnan outrebounded Keflavik 50-37 including a 18-6 advantage in offensive rebounds. 27 personal fouls committed by Keflavik helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Nigerian-American guard Anthony Odunsi (193-92, college: Houston Baptist) who scored 28 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. The former international power forward Hlynur Baeringsson (200-82) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists. Four Stjarnan players scored in double figures. Stjarnan's coach Hrafn Kristjansson used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward Amin Stevens (203-90, college: Florida A&M) who recorded a double-double by scoring 28 points and 17 rebounds and the former international guard Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-88) added 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists respectively. Stjarnan maintains second place with 11-4 record behind leader KR. Keflavik at the other side keeps the seventh position with eight games lost. They share it with Njardvik and IR. Stjarnan are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Snaefell (#12) in Stykkisholmur in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Keflavik will play on the road against Tindastoll (#3) in Sauoarkrokur and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Keflavik: A.Stevens 28+17reb+2ast, H.Vilhjalmsson 23+5reb+9ast, G.Jonsson 19+4reb+3ast, D.Hermannsson 8+2reb, R.Dupree 8+3reb+1ast, A.Orrason 8+1reb
Stjarnan: A.Odunsi 28+9reb+4ast, M.Valdimarsson 16+2reb, H.Baeringsson 14+18reb+5ast, A.Gudmundsson 12+5reb+2ast, A.Angantysson 9+2reb+1ast, T.Hilmarsson 7+5reb+3ast
gschID: 491952


IR - Skallagrimur 81-74

Everything could happen in Reykjavik at the game between two tied teams. Both eighth ranked IR and 10th ranked Skallagrimur had identical 6-8 record. This time IR used a home court advantage and defeated the opponent from Borgarnes 81-74. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Skallagrimur won third quarter 22-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. IR forced 20 Skallagrimur turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. 25 personal fouls committed by Skallagrimur helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for point guard Matthias Sigurdarson (180-94, college: Columbus St.) who led the winners and scored 20 points and 7 assists. Forward Hjalti Fridriksson (201-89) accounted for 12 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists for the winning side. Five IR players scored in double figures. Point guard Sigtryggur Bjornsson (180-93) came up with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists and American forward Flenard Whitfield (200-90, college: W.Michigan) added 23 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Skallagrimur in the defeat. IR (7-8) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Keflavik and Njardvik. Skallagrimur lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the tenth position with nine games lost. IR's next round opponent will be higher ranked Grindavik (#6) on the road and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Skallagrimur will play against Njardvik (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Skallagrimur: F.Whitfield 23+9reb+2ast, S.Bjornsson 21+6reb+8ast, D.Flake 9+11reb+1ast, D.Asgeirsson 7+1reb, K.Gislason 5+1reb, E.Halldorsson 4+2reb+1ast
IR: M.Sigurdarson 20+2reb+7ast, T.Eiriksson 15+3reb+2ast, S.Claessen 13+1reb+3ast, H.Fridriksson 12+8reb+7ast, D.Thomas 11+9reb+1ast, H.Hjalmarsson 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 491954


Njardvik - Tindastoll 92-86

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Tindastoll (10-5) against ninth ranked Njardvik (7-8) on Thursday night. Visiting Tindastoll was defeated by Njardvik in a tough game in Njardvik 86-92. Tindastoll was ahead by 9 points after three quarters before a 26-11 charge of Njardvik, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Tindastoll turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was a good game for guard Bjorn Kristjansson (188-92) who led his team to a victory with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The former international Logi Gunnarsson (190-81) contributed with 20 points and 5 assists for the winners. British swingman Chris Caird (198-89, college: Drake, agency: Interperformances) answered with 39 points (!!!), 6 rebounds and 4 assists and American forward Antonio Hester (198-90, college: Mobile, AL) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Tindastoll. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Njardvik have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Keflavik and IR. Tindastoll at the other side dropped to the third position with five games lost. Njardvik will play against Skallagrimur (#10) in Borgarnes in the next round. Tindastoll will play at home against Keflavik (#7) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Tindastoll: C.Caird 39+6reb+4ast, A.Hester 13+8reb+3ast, P.Jonsson 13+3reb, P.Birgisson 10+7reb+4ast, B.Rikhardsson 8+3reb+7ast, H.Viggosson 2+6reb+1ast
Njardvik: L.Gunnarsson 20+5ast, V.Jonsson 14+3reb+1ast, B.Kristjansson 14+7reb+4ast, J.Olafsson 13+6reb+3ast, M.Dempsey 12+7reb+2ast, J.Atkinson 9+6reb+4ast
gschID: 491953


KR - Haukar 77-69

Leader KR delivered the twelfth victory on Thursday night. This time they beat 11th ranked Haukar (5-10) 77-69 in Reykjavik. Haukar was trailing by 5 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 24-15 charge of KR, which allowed them to win the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. It was a great evening for the former international guard Pavel Ermolinskij (202-87) who led his team to a victory scoring 8 points, 11 rebounds, 13 assists and 5 steals. Swingman Darri Hilmarsson (190-87) helped adding 19 points. The best for the losing side was the former international center Finnur Magnusson (207-85, college: Catawba) with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Sherrod Wright (193-91, college: George Mason) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. Four Haukar players scored in double figures. KR have a solid series of four victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place with 12-3 record. Loser Haukar keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. KR will meet Thor Thorl (#4) in the next round. Haukar will play against Thor AK (#5) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Haukar: H.Oskarsson 15+2reb+2ast, S.Wright 15+10reb+1ast, F.Magnusson 14+12reb+6ast, B.Gylfason 13+7reb, H.Stefansson 7+6reb+3ast, J.Magnusson 3+2reb+1ast
KR: D.Hilmarsson 19+4reb+2ast, S.Hrafnkelsson 17+4reb, B.Bjornsson 9+2reb+1ast, T.Thorbjarnarsson 8+5reb+2ast, S.Thorvaldsson 8+4reb+2ast, P.Ermolinskij 8+11reb+13ast
gschID: 491955


Snaefell - Thor Thorl 68-99

Bottom-ranked Snaefell (0-15) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 99-68 loss to fifth ranked Thor Thorl (9-6) in Stykkisholmur. The game without a history. Thor Thorl led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Thor Thorl outrebounded Snaefell 49-32 including 36 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 10 passes made by Snaefell's players. 25 personal fouls committed by Snaefell helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American guard Tobin Carberry (193-91, college: LIU Post, agency: HMS) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Forward Gretar Erlendsson (200-83) accounted for 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Carberry is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Thor Thorl players scored in double figures. American guard Christian Covile (193-93, college: Adrian) came up with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 11 rebounds and guard Arni Hrafnsson (185-98) added 11 points respectively for Snaefell 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. Thor Thorl have an impressive series of five victories in a row. They moved-up to fourth place. Snaefell at the other side still closes the standings with 15 games lost. Thor Thorl's next round opponent will be league's leader KR in Reykjavik and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Snaefell will play on the road against the league's second-placed Stjarnan (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Snaefell: C.Covile 30+11reb, A.Hrafnsson 11+3reb+2ast, S.Davidsson 7+2reb+3ast, A.Michelsson 7+3reb+1ast, S.Bjornsson 5+3reb, M.Klimaszewski 4+2reb
Thor Thorl: T.Carberry 21+14reb+7ast, R.Bragason 18+3reb+1ast, G.Erlendsson 17+7reb+1ast, H.Hermannsson 10+3reb+7ast, M.Baginski 10+3reb+2ast, O.Jonsson 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 491956





D1 Round 19: Fjolnir lose to Hottur in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Reykjavik. Their biggest opponent host Fjolnir (13-4) lost to first ranked Hottur (15-1) 87-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fjolnir. The game was mostly controlled by Hottur. Fjolnir managed to win fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) helped adding 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Collin Pryor (200-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hottur have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-1 record. Fjolnir at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Hottur are looking forward to face FSU (#7) in Selfoss in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fjolnir will play against Vestri (#6) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Bottom-ranked Armann (0-17) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to third ranked Valur (12-3) 109-62. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Birgir Petursson accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds. Forward Brynjar Fridriksson (200-96) came up with 12 points for Armann 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. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Valur. They maintain third place with 12-3 record having four points less than leader Hottur. Armann lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Valur will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Armann will play at home against Breidablik (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

In the last two games of round 19 Vestri lost to Breidablik on the opponent's court 78-94. FSU unfortunately lost to IA in a home game 65-70.

Armann - Valur 62-109

Bottom-ranked Armann (0-17) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 17th consecutive match to third ranked Valur (12-3) 109-62. The game without a history. Valur led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 68 of its points in the paint compared to Armann's 42. They outrebounded Armann 40-24 including a 27-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for American forward Urald King (198-90, college: SE Oklahoma) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 9 rebounds. Center Birgir Petursson (205-86) accounted for 16 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Five Valur players scored in double figures. Forward Brynjar Fridriksson (200-96) came up with 12 points and Arnthor Fjalarsson added 10 points respectively for Armann 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. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Valur. They maintain third place with 12-3 record having four points less than leader Hottur. Armann lost their seventeenth game in a row. They still close the standings. Valur will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Armann will play at home against Breidablik (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Armann: G.Gudnason 13+1ast, B.Fridriksson 12+4reb, A.Fjalarsson 10+4reb+1ast, T.Baldvinsson 8+1reb+3ast, T.Hjorleifsson 8+3reb+2ast, G.Sigurthorsson 4+3reb+1ast
Valur: U.King 18+9reb+3ast, B.Blondal 16+3reb+1ast, B.Petursson 16+6reb+1ast, I.Audunsson 15+3reb+1ast, O.Petursson 13+4reb+3ast, A.Bracey 13+5reb+4ast
gschID: 492075


Fjolnir - Hottur 70-87

The game between Top Four teams took place in Reykjavik. Their biggest opponent host Fjolnir (13-4) lost to first ranked Hottur (15-1) 87-70. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fjolnir. The game was mostly controlled by Hottur. Fjolnir managed to win fourth quarter 18-10. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a great evening for American guard Aaron Moss (185, college: Cabrini, agency: Duran International) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 31 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists. Guard Ragnar Albertsson (190-93) helped adding 18 points and 7 rebounds. At the losing side American forward Collin Pryor (200-90, college: Northern St., agency: Mansfield and Associates) responded with a double-double by scoring 28 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) and guard Robert Sigurdsson (187-94) scored 8 points and 7 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Hottur have an impressive series of nine victories in a row. They maintain first place with 15-1 record. Fjolnir at the other side keeps the second position with four games lost. Hottur are looking forward to face FSU (#7) in Selfoss in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Fjolnir will play against Vestri (#6) and is hoping to prove to their supporters that the loss was just an accident.
Top scorers:
Fjolnir: C.Pryor 28+16reb+4ast, G.Sveinbjornsson 8+1reb+1ast, R.Sigurdsson 8+7reb+2ast, T.Gunnlaugsson 8+5reb+2ast, E.Sigurdsson 6+2reb, B.Rikhardsson 4+4reb+1ast
Hottur: A.Moss 31+14reb+7ast, R.Albertsson 18+7reb, M.Virijevic 17+4reb+1ast, H.Birgisson 8+4reb+1ast, S.Hakonarson 6+6reb+3ast, A.Sverrisson 4+5reb
gschID: 492074


Breidablik - Vestri 94-78

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Vestri's (6-10) road loss to fourth ranked Breidablik (11-6) 78-94. The game was mostly controlled by Breidablik. Vestri was better in second period 28-27. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Breidablik players were unselfish on offense dishing 22 assists. It was an exceptional evening for forward Egill Vignisson (198-91) who led the winners and scored 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). American guard Tyrone Garland (185-92, college: La Salle) accounted for 15 points and 7 assists for the winning side. Four Breidablik players scored in double figures. Point guard Hinrik Gudbjartsson (185-96) came up with 20 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Yima Chia-Kur (196-86, college: Arkansas St.) added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists respectively for Vestri in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Breidablik maintains fourth place with 11-6 record. Newly promoted Vestri keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Hamar. Breidablik will play against bottom-ranked Armann (#9) in Reykjavik in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Vestri will play at home against the league's second-placed Fjolnir (#2) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Vestri: H.Gudbjartsson 20+5reb+2ast, N.Knezevic 15+4reb+2ast, M.Thordason 11+2reb+1ast, Y.Chia-Kur 9+5reb+8ast, A.Olafsson 8+2reb+1ast, J.Fridriksson 6+3reb
Breidablik: E.Vignisson 18+7reb+3ast, T.Garland 15+3reb+7ast, B.Vidisson 13+1reb+4ast, S.Vignisson 13+8reb+3ast, R.Ragnarsson 7+3reb+1ast, K.Kjartansson 7+1reb+2ast
gschID: 492073


FSU - IA 65-70

There was a small surprise in Selfoss where eighth ranked IA (5-12) defeated 6th ranked FSU (6-11) 70-65. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-13. But FSU won second period 14-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when IA won last quarter 20-16. It was an exceptional evening for guard Armann Vilbergsson (190-85) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Derek Shouse (188-93, college: Mo.-St.Louis) accounted for 10 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Four IA players scored in double figures. American forward Terrance Motley (201-91, college: Sam Houston St.) came up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds and point guard Ari Gylfason (186-89) added 17 points and 11 rebounds (made all of his eight free throws) respectively for FSU in the defeat. FSU's coach Eloy Doce rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. IA maintains eighth place with 5-12 record. FSU at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. IA will play against higher ranked Hamar (#5) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. FSU will play against the league's leader Hottur having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
FSu: T.Motley 25+10reb+1ast, A.Gylfason 17+11reb+1ast, H.Hreinsson 8+4reb+1ast, S.Stefansson 6+5reb, H.Jonsson 5+4reb, P.Ingason 3
IA: A.Vilbergsson 21+10reb+3ast, A.Jonsson 17+2reb+3ast, A.Jokulsson 13+1reb, D.Shouse 10+10reb+4ast, J.Kristjansson 8+11reb+3ast, S.Sigurdsson 1+5reb+1ast
gschID: 492072





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  IRAN  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Daequan COOK
  Chemidor
  (195-G-87)
  Avg: 23.4
 1. Cook, Chemidor23.4 
 2. Koljevic, Kashan23.0 
 3. Buljan, Kashan22.2 
 4. Robinson, Petrochimi20.2 
 5. Prince, Azad19.3 
 6. Hosley, Arak18.7 
 7. Toncinic, Gorgan18.6 
 8. Gacesa, Tabriz16.9 
 9. Marshall, Gorgan16.2 
 10. Jovanovic, Naft A.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Arsalan KAZEMI
  Army
  (200-SF-90)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Kazemi, Army11.8 
 2. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.9.9 
 3. Buljan, Kashan9.6 
 4. Williams, Tabriz9.1 
 5. Toncinic, Gorgan8.8 
 6. Kardoust, Arak8.3 
 7. Cukinas, Chemidor8.1 
 8. Jones, Azad7.6 
 9. Taherpour, Shiraz a.7.3 
 10. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Ivan KOLJEVIC
  Kashan
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Koljevic, Kashan5.3 
 2. Robinson, Petrochimi4.8 
 3. Davarpanah, Naft A.4.2 
 4. Aslani, Army4.2 
 5. Hosley, Arak3.6 
 6. Prince, Azad3.6 
 7. Marshall, Gorgan3.3 
 8. Jamshidi, Petrochimi3.1 
 9. Nasajpour, Tabriz3.1 
 10. Perkins, Naft A.3.1 
Steals Per Game
 Quinton HOSLEY
  Arak
  (201-F-84)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Hosley, Arak3.1 
 2. Kazemi, Army2.9 
 3. Nasajpour, Tabriz2.8 
 4. Perkins, Naft A.2.5 
 5. Davarpanah, Naft A.2.4 
 6. Prince, Azad2.3 
 7. Beigi, Army2.3 
 8. Mashayekhi, Naft A.2.1 
 9. Jones, Azad1.7 
 10. Marshall, Gorgan1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Sean WILLIAMS
  Tabriz
  (208-F-86)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Williams, Tabriz4.1 
 2. Taherpour, Shiraz a.1.2 
 3. Kardoust, Arak1.1 
 4. Ranjbar, Shiraz a.1.1 
 5. Mijovic, Kashan1.0 
 6. Toncinic, Gorgan0.9 
 7. Torabi, Army0.8 
 8. Hassanzadeh, Naft A.0.7 
 9. Abramian, Gorgan0.7 
 10. Nabipour, Petrochimi0.7 


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

26-year old power forward Mohammad Hassanzadeh (203-PF-90, agency: Three Eye Sports) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Naft Abadan and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
He had a double-double of 30 points and 12 rebounds, while his team beat Kashan (#7, 7-8) 91-82. Naft Abadan maintains the 2nd position in Iranian league. They are still close to the very top. Naft Abadan would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 12-3 record. In the team's last game Hassanzadeh had a remarkable 80.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Naft Abadan and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Hassanzadeh has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.9rpg) and averages solid 56.3% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was James White (201-F/G-82, agency: Three Eye Sports) of top-ranked Petrochimi. He is American swingman in his first season at Petrochimi. In the last game White recorded impressive 27 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Of course he led Petrochimi to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Gorgan (#9, 3-12) 84-55. Of course Petrochimi still keep the league's top spot. His team lost just two games this season, while they won 13 matches. White is a newcomer at Petrochimi and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Sean Williams (208-F-86) of Tabriz (#4). Williams scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds. He was a key player of Tabriz, leading his team to a 80-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Army (#8, 4-11). Tabriz needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 6 lost games. Williams has a great season in Iran. After 14 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 9.1rpg (4th best). He also has 4.1bpg and FGP: 53.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Zvonko Buljan (206-C-87) of Kashan - 27 points and 8 rebounds
5. J.P. Prince (203-G/F-87) of Azad - 20 points and 7 assists
6. Payam Kiani) of Chemidor - 24 points and 7 rebounds
7. Sajjad Mashayekhi (180-PG-94) of Naft Abadan - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Reza Ranjbar) of Shiraz a.s Pipe - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Asghar Kardoust (212-C-86) of Arak - 16 points and 10 rebounds
10. Saman Taherpour (203-PF-91) of Shiraz a.s Pipe - 16 points and 7 rebounds

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



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 13-1 
 2. Swords Thunder 12-2 
 3. UCD Marian 12-3 
 4. Tralee 11-4 
 5. Killester 9-4 
 6. UCC Demons 8-6 
 7. Moycullen 6-9 
 8. DCU Saints 5-9 
 9. Belfast Star 5-10 
 10. Eanna 3-12 
 11. KUBS 2-13 
 12. UL Eagles 1-14 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 27: Eanna - Moycullen 79-81
Jan. 26: KUBS - UCD Marian 67-91
Jan. 29: DCU Saints - Tralee
Jan. 29: Killester - UL Eagles
Jan. 29: Belfast Star - Swords Thunder
Jan. 29: UCC Demons - Templeogue


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 27.8
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.8 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.3 
 3. Turner, Killester21.5 
 4. Lawrence, Moycu.20.7 
 5. Pemberton, Tralee20.4 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.19.9 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.4 
 8. Murphy, Templeogue18.7 
 9. Killeen, Templeogue17.7 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 15.8
 1. Provizors, DCU S.15.8 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian14.4 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.5 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue12.2 
 6. Gil, Swords T.11.9 
 7. Pantovic, Tralee11.7 
 8. Freeman, Moycullen11.1 
 9. Donaghy, Tralee10.5 
 10. Lawson, UCC Demons10.3 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.0 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.7 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.0 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.3 
 5. Bonaparte, Templ.6.5 
 6. Downey, UCC Demons6.1 
 7. Hosford, UCC D.6.1 
 8. Roe, Killester4.9 
 9. O''Hanlon, DCU S.4.5 
 10. James, Templeogue4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian5.9 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.3 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.2 
 4. Murphy, Templeogue2.9 
 5. Donaghy, Tralee2.7 
 6. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.4 
 7. Calvo, Swords T.2.4 
 8. Howlin, UL Eagles2.3 
 9. Lyons, Moycullen2.2 
 10. Darling, DCU Saints2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jose Maria GIL
  Swords T.
  (207-C-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 2. Killeen, Templeogue2.8 
 3. Lawson, UCC Demons2.6 
 4. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.2 
 5. Turner, Killester2.0 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee1.9 
 7. Freeman, Moycullen1.9 
 8. Garrow, UCD Marian1.8 
 9. Stith, Belfast Star1.7 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.1.7 



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Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 12-4 
 2. Hap.R/G Givat. 11-5 
 3. Maccabi Raanana 11-5 
 4. Hapoel K/S 10-6 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 10-6 
 6. Macc.Rehovot 9-7 
 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 17

Jan. 28: Macc.Rehovot - Maccabi Raanana 77-69
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


MIgal Haamek inks Or Plavnik - by Netanel Dahan

Hapoel Migdal Haemek (National League) landed 25-year old naturalized Brazilian power forward Or Plavnik (202-92). It is actually his comeback to Tarshicha as he has played here before. Plavnik started the season at Hap.Haifa, the newcomer in National League. But in 9 games he averaged just 0.8ppg and 1.0rpg this season. The last season Plavnik played at Maccabi Modiin Shoham (also in Artzit).
He was a member of Israeli U20 National Team in 2012.
Plavnik has quite traveled the world as his pro career. Plavnik has played previously professionally in Israel (Hapoel Emek Hefer Afula, Hapoel Kfar Saba, Elitzur Ramla and Kiryat Tivon) and Brazil (Pinheiros).




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Standings - SerieA

Serie A Standings
 1. EA7 Armani 14-2 
 2. Umana VE 12-4 
 3. Scandone AV 11-5 
 4. Grissin Bon RE 9-7 
 5. Banco di Srd 9-7 
 6. Betaland Cdo 8-8 
 7. JuveCaserta 8-8 
 8. Brescia 8-8 
 9. The Flexx PT 8-8 
 10. Auxilium TO 8-8 
 11. Dolomiti En. TR 7-9 
 12. Enel Brindisi 7-9 
 13. AV Cantu 6-10 
 14. VL Pesaro 5-11 
 15. Openjobmetis V. 4-12 
 16. Vanoli CR 4-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 30: Scandone AV - EA7 Armani
Jan. 29: Banco di Srd - Grissin Bon RE
Jan. 29: Betaland Cdo - Umana VE
Jan. 29: Enel Brindisi - The Flexx PT
Jan. 29: Vanoli CR - Dolomiti En. TR
Jan. 29: JuveCaserta - Openjobmetis V.
Jan. 29: VL Pesaro - Auxilium TO
Jan. 29: AV Cantu - Brescia


Stats Leaders - SerieA

Points Per Game
 Amath M''BAYE
  Enel B.
  (206-F-89)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. M''Baye, Enel B.20.1 
 2. Landry, Brescia20.1 
 3. Jones, VL Pesaro19.3 
 4. Sosa, JuveCaserta19.2 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu18.4 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.18.4 
 7. White, Auxilium TO17.7 
 8. Aradori, Grissin .17.3 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.16.3 
 10. Della Valle, Griss.16.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 O.D. ANOSIKE
  Openjo.
  (203-F/C-91)
  Avg: 11.1
 1. Anosike, Openjo.11.1 
 2. Jones, VL Pesaro9.8 
 3. Washington, Auxilium.8.5 
 4. White, Auxilium TO8.3 
 5. Johnson, AV Cantu8.1 
 6. Watt, JuveCaserta7.7 
 7. Thomas, Vanoli CR7.6 
 8. Jefferson, Dolomi.7.2 
 9. Burns, Brescia7.0 
 10. Nnoko, VL Pesaro6.9 
Assists Per Game
 Luca VITALI
  Brescia
  (201-PG-86)
  Avg: 8.2
 1. Vitali, Brescia8.2 
 2. Waters, AV Cantu7.6 
 3. Fitipaldo, Betaland.7.5 
 4. Sosa, JuveCaserta6.6 
 5. Wright, Auxilium.6.0 
 6. Ragland, Scandone.5.4 
 7. Moore, The F.5.4 
 8. Maynor, Openjobm.5.4 
 9. Holloway, Vanoli C.4.4 
 10. Craft, Dolomiti.4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Phil GOSS
  Enel Brindisi
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2
 1. Goss, Enel Brindisi2.0 
 2. Craft, Dolomiti.1.8 
 3. Ragland, Scandone.1.8 
 4. Moss, Brescia1.8 
 5. Washington, Auxilium.1.6 
 6. Green, Scandone AV1.6 
 7. Lighty, Dolomiti.1.5 
 8. Harrow, VL Pesaro1.5 
 9. Burns, Brescia1.5 
 10. Peric, Umana VE1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Norvel PELLE
  Openjobm.
  (208-F-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pelle, Openjobm.2.5 
 2. Cervi, Grissin .2.3 
 3. Watt, JuveCaserta1.7 
 4. Johnson, AV Cantu1.6 
 5. Biligha, Vanoli CR1.5 
 6. M''Baye, Enel B.1.3 
 7. Putney, JuveCaserta1.3 
 8. Lawal, AV Cantu1.3 
 9. Thomas, Vanoli CR1.2 
 10. Crosariol, The F.1.1 


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. Treviglio 11-7 
 4. Agrigento 11-7 
 5. Roma Virtus 11-7 
 6. Tortona 11-7 
 7. Latina Basket 10-8 
 8. Mens Sana 1871 10-8 
 9. Roma E-basket 9-9 
 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. Raivio, Legnano19.1 
 10. Harrell, Mens S.19.1 
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. Jones, Piacenza9.6 
 7. Easley, Roma E.9.6 
 8. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 9. Mortellaro, Chieti9.2 
 10. Smith, Ravenna9.2 
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. Bowers, Jesi5.1 
 6. Imbro, FCM F.4.8 
 7. Fultz, Roseto4.8 
 8. Deloach, Roma E.4.5 
 9. Cosey, Tortona4.4 
 10. Zanelli, Rieti4.4 
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, Legnano1.9 
 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. Severini, Novipiu .1.0 
 9. Easley, Roma E.1.0 
 10. Cittadini, Alma T.0.9 


Standings - B1

Serie Standings
Group A
 1. Omegna 14-4 
 2. Moncalieri 12-4 
 3. Valsesia 10-7 
 4. USE Basket 10-7 
 5. San Miniato 10-8 
 6. Fiorentina 9-7 
 7. Montecatini 9-7 
 8. Piombino 9-8 
 9. Cecina 8-8 
 10. Varese Robur 8-9 
 11. Bottegone 8-10 
 12. Sangiorgese 7-11 
 13. Oleggio 7-11 
 14. Siena Virtus 6-12 
 15. Domodossola 5-11 
 16. Firenze Enic 5-13 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 15-2 
 2. Bergamo 14-3 
 3. Piacenza 14-3 
 4. Cento 12-5 
 5. Faenza 11-6 
 6. Lecco 10-7 
 7. Crema 9-8 
 8. Padova 9-8 
 9. Milano Urania 7-11 
 10. Reggio Emilia 7-12 
 11. Desio 6-11 
 12. Vicenza 6-11 
 13. Volpino AltoSeb. 6-12 
 14. San Vendemiano 5-13 
 15. Iseo 4-13 
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