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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 11-9 
 6 Igokea 9-11 
 7 Un.Olimpija 9-11 
 8 FMP 8-12 
 9 Karpos Sokoli 8-12 
 10 Mornar Bar 7-12 
 11 Krka 7-13 
 12 Mega Leks 6-14 
 13 MZT Skopje 6-14 
 14 Zadar 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 29: Un.Olimpija - Karpos Sokoli 92-97
Jan. 28: Cedevita - Igokea 89-78
Jan. 29: FMP - Cibona 84-75
Jan. 29: Zadar - Krka 77-83
Jan. 28: MZT Skopje - Mega Leks 75-74
Jan. 28: Buducnost - Partizan 74-68
Jan. 30: Crvena Zvezda - Mornar Bar



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  AFRICAN CHAMPIONSHIPS  


Draws results in for FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers Zones 2 and 4 - by Eurobasket News

The draws for the FIBA AfroBasket 2017 Qualifiers in FIBA Africa Zones 2 and 4 took place on Saturday at the FIBA Africa office in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.Following the withdrawal of Cape Verde, the three teams of Zone 2 were drawn into the following group:
Group C: Senegal, Mali and Guinea.
The qualifiers will be played in a tournament played over two legs with the two top teams qualifying for the Final Round in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo (18-30 August). Meanwhile, six Zone 4 teams have been drawn into two groups of three teams each and will play a tournament over two legs.
Group E: Cameroon, Chad and Gabon.
Group F: Central African Republic, DR Congo and Equatorial Guinea.


The qualifiers will be played in a round-robin format with each team taking on its two opponents. The top team of each group will qualify for this summer's FIBA AfroBasket. Dates for the Zone 4 qualifiers are yet to be confirmed. The draws for Zones 6 and 7 qualifiers will take place at a later date in Maputo, Mozambique. Additionally, the Zone 1 qualifiers will bring together Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and Libya in a tournament played over two legs. The first leg will take place in Algeria (16-18) with the second leg to follow from 30 March-1 April in Tunisia. The teams that finish first and second will qualify for the Final Round. In Zone 3, five teams - including the Cote d'Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Niger and Togo - will compete in a tournament over two legs for the only ticket on offer for Brazzaville. Eight teams of Zone 5 including Egypt, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Uganda, South Sudan and Kenya will play a round-robin format tournament - from 12-18 March in Cairo, Egypt - to secure the two places for the Final Round.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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  ALBANIA  


Kevin Dillard selected the top Albanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kevin Dillard
Kevin Dillard
   #1. This week's number one is an international point guard Kevin Dillard (183-89, college: Dayton, currently plays in Australia). He was the major contributor in a New Zealand Breakers' victory against the closely-ranked Perth Wildcats (12-12) 86-82 in the Australian NBL in Sunday night's game. Dillard recorded 20 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 29 minutes on the court. New Zealand Breakers (12-14) are placed sixth in the NBL. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Dillard has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.0ppg, 4.2rpg, 5.0apg, 1.8spg, 2FGP: 55.8%(29-52), 3FGP: 37.5% and FT: 85.0% in six games he played so far. Dillard is a naturalized American. He is currently a member of the Albanian senior national team. Strangely Dillard has never played in Albania.

Franko Bushati
Franko Bushati
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Franko Bushati (189-85, agency: Two Points, currently plays in Italy). He managed to help Germani Basket Brescia to win against one of league's weakest teams VL Pesaro (5-12) crushing them 99-68 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Bushati recorded 5 points. Germani Basket Brescia (8-9) is placed eighth in the Serie A. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This season Bushati averages only 2.2ppg, 3FGP: 28.6% and FT: 53.8%. He has a dual citizenship: Albanian and Italian. Bushati played for the Albanian national team in 2012.

Rashaun Broadus
Rashaun Broadus
   #3. The Albanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced international point guard Rashaun Broadus (183-84, agency: Octagon Europe, college: BYU, currently plays in Germany). Broadus could not help SC Rasta Vechta (1-18) to beat Giessen 46ers (9-10). He recorded 6 points. SC Rasta Vechta was defeated 82-74 on the road by the much higher-ranked Giessen 46ers (#8). It was SC Rasta Vechta's 13th consecutive loss in a row. Broadus' overall stats this season are: 4.0ppg, 1.5rpg, 4.5apg, 2.5spg, 3FGP: 16.7% and FT: 75.0%. He is a naturalized American. Broadus is also a member of the Albanian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Albania.

Vildan Mitku
Vildan Mitku
   #4. Forward Vildan Mitku (200-83, currently plays in Germany) led Tuebingen II to a victory over the 11th-ranked Saarlouis/Dillingen (5-12) 102-90 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) last Saturday. Mitku was MVP of the game. He had a double-double by scoring 24 points and getting 13 rebounds. Mitku also added and 3 steals in 38 minutes. SV 03 Tuebingen 2nd team (7-10) is placed tenth in South-West group. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Mitku's sixth season with the team. He has very impressive stats this year: 17.2ppg, 7.2rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6spg in 16 games. Mitku used to play for the Albanian national team back in 2011.

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

   #1. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) managed to help Krka Novo Mesto in a victory against the closely-ranked Rogaska (11-5) 83-76 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM on Wednesday night. He recorded only 4 points in 12 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Krka Novo Mesto (13-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year Kastrati's overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.4apg in 14 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #2. Klaudio Patani (197-F/C-96, currently plays in Italy) could not help Isernia (5-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the 13th-placed Isernia (5-12) was crushed 77-52 at home by the leading Montegrano in the Group D. Patani recorded a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 11 rebounds. Patani's overall stats this season are: 8.4ppg, 8.1rpg and 1.1spg. He is another player who holds two passports: Albanian and Italian.

Other top Albanian players, who play abroad:

Klaudio Ndoja (201-F/G-85) plays for Virtus Bologna in Italian Serie A2
Besnik Bekteshi (191-G-93) plays for SC Rasta Vechta in German BBL
Shkelzen Bekteshi (185-G-91) plays for Kirchheim Knights in German ProA
Celis Taflaj (201-SF-98) plays for Viola RC in Italian Serie A2
Ergys Rrapi (200-C-83) plays for Ermis Lagkada in Greek B
Bruno Zyka (184-SG-97) plays for Francavilla in Italian Serie C Silver
Frenki Lilaj (201-C-98) plays for GBA Sparta in Czech Republic 1Liga
Elvisi Dusha (188-G-94) plays for Reading Rockets in British NBL D1
Nderim Pelaj (182-PG-88) plays for Halle USV in German 2.Regionalliga
Saha Milanovic (198-F-99) plays for Porto SG Virtus in Italian Serie C Silver

Notice: The list above includes only some of the Albanian playing currently abroad. Go to Albanian Abroad Page to see completed list.



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

Regular Season: Round 30

Jan. 29: Instituto - Penarol 96-85
Jan. 28: Olimpico LB - San Martin C. 90-85
Jan. 28: Libertad S. - Boca Jrs 84-73
Jan. 29: Hispano Am. - Weber Bahia 76-87
Jan. 29: La Union - Argentino 72-65
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: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.0 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.0 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.8 
 5. Wood, San M.9.2 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.7 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.6 
 9. Francis, La Union8.3 
 10. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.1 
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.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.6 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.0 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.7 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.6 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 10. Figueroa, Penarol4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Reynaldo GARCIA
  San M.
  (187-G-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, San M.2.1 
 2. Solano, Echague1.9 
 3. De los Santo., GECR I.1.9 
 4. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 5. Johnson, Weber B.1.8 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Flor, Quilmes MP1.6 
 8. Balbi, Ferrocarril1.6 
 9. Tucker, Estudian.1.6 
 10. Lescano, San M.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.0 
 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. Barrio Parque 12-7 
 3. San Isidro 12-10 
 4. BHY Tiro Federal 8-11 
 5. Independiente BBC 6-15 
 6. SP Las Parejas 5-16 
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 18-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 16-5 
 3. Villa Angela 12-8 
 4. Salta Basket 8-11 
 5. Villa San Martin 8-13 
 6. Obera TC 6-14 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 6-15 
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. 29: SP Las Parejas - Barrio Parque 81-88
Jan. 28: Villa Angela - Union SF 79-93
Jan. 29: Hindu - Villa San Martin 79-54
Jan. 27: Salta Basket - San Isidro 77-73
Jan. 26: Rocamora - Olimpo BB 75-72
Jan. 28: Huracan - La Union 69-66
Jan. 29: Independiente BBC - Comunicaciones 68-76
Jan. 29: Mitre Tuc. - San Isidro 101-97


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.1
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.1 
 2. Brown, La Union20.4 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.20.1 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.0 
 5. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 6. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.19.4 
 8. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.7 
 9. Montes Cardo., Obera T.18.5 
 10. Pais, Platense17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.4 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.6 
 4. Graham, Temperley8.7 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.6 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.4 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista7.9 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB7.9 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
 10. Smith, Olimpo BB7.8 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.1
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.1 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.8 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.2 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.7 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Correa, BHY T.4.6 
 7. Franco, Alianza .4.5 
 8. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.4.2 
 9. Rusconi, Gimnasia.4.1 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Pais, Platense2.6 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.3 
 3. Lopez, Independ.2.2 
 4. Merlo, Ciclista2.2 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.2.1 
 7. Rodriguez Su., SP Las P.2.0 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 9. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.5 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 4. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.3 
 5. Stroud, Parque Sur1.3 
 6. Deck, Obera TC1.1 
 7. Granado, Olimpo BB1.0 
 8. Moya, Hindu0.9 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 10. Morales, Villa S.0.9 


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

28-year old center Derrick Caracter (206-C-88) had a great game in the last round for Echague and receives a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 29.
He had a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds, while his team crushed Boca Jrs (#9, 8-20) with 24-point margin 96-72. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings in Sur. Echague maintains the 10th position in their group in Argentinian league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 23 games and recorded just five victories. Caracter turned to be Echague's top player in his first season with the team. Derrick Caracter averages this season 15.0ppg and 9.4rpg.

Second best performed player last round was Pete Mickeal (199-SF-78) of Atenas. He is American in his second season at Atenas. In the last game Mickeal recorded impressive 25 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Atenas cruised to a 85-77 relatively comfortable win over slightly higher-ranked Penarol (#7, 14-16). Atenas' 9th position in Sur has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 11-17 record. Mickeal is well-known at Atenas and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to swingman Rodney Green (196-G/F-88) of Instituto (#4). Green got into 30-points club by scoring 31 points in the last round. Despite Green's great performance Instituto lost 82-88 to the lower-ranked Penarol (#7, 14-16). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Instituto needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in Norte. Their record is 16 victories and 12 lost games. Green has a great season in Argentina. After 28 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 19.6ppg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Anthony Laveal Johnson (203-C-88) of Weber Bahia - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Donald Sims (185-G-87) of Regatas C. - 27 points and 5 assists
6. Jeremiah Wood (200-C/F-85) of San Martin C. - 20 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Roquez Johnson (201-F/C-92) of Atenas - 19 points and 13 rebounds
8. Tomas Zanzottera (192-SG-93) of Obras Basket - 30 points and 3 rebounds
9. Mathias Calfani (204-C-92) of San Lorenzo - 19 points and 9 rebounds
10. Gelvis Solano (185-G-94) of Echague - 26 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-8 
 2. Hawks 13-12 
 3. Kings 13-13 
 4. Wildcats 12-12 
 5. Taipans 12-12 
 6. Breakers 12-14 
 7. United 11-13 
 8. Bullets 10-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 29: Taipans - Bullets 97-83
Jan. 28: Hawks - 36ers 95-92
Jan. 29: Kings - Breakers 84-57
Jan. 26: Breakers - Taipans 81-94
Jan. 27: Bullets - Kings 77-80
Jan. 28: Wildcats - United 73-71

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 3: Wildcats - Bullets
Feb. 3: Hawks - Taipans
Feb. 4: Kings - United
Feb. 4: 36ers - Breakers
Feb. 5: Taipans - Wildcats
Feb. 6: United - Hawks



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  AUSTRIA  


Austria beat Team International in All Star Game - by Eurobasket News

Austria-International 106-99

Austria beat Team International in All Star Game due to the final push in the last quarter. Trailing throughout the majority of the game the national players celebrated a 106-99 win.
Team International won the first period 29-23 and added a 24-23 rally in the second frame. Moreover they posted a 33-29 run in the third quarter and led by 11 points with 10 minutes to go. Austria however exploded with a 31-13 surge to seal the victory.
Davor Lamesic (205-PF-83, agency: Interperformances) top-scored for the winners with 21 points and 10 rebounds and was named the MVP. Jozo Rados (208-C-93) followed with 18 for the winners. Fabricio Vay (207-F-86, agency: Interperformances) ended up with 19 points in the losing effort, whilst Predrag Miletic (193-SG-84) poured in 14.
Cameron Naylor (201-F-94, college: Texas St.) won Slam Dunk Contest, while Curtis Bobb (198-G/F-78, college: Utah St.) celebrated victory in the Three-Point Shootout Contest.



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  AZERBAIJAN  

D1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 10

Jan. 28: Dervish - Veterans 93-47
Jan. 28: 80-ies - NTD 66-83
Jan. 28: AzDNSU - Araz 55-56

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 5: NTD U16 - Veterans
Feb. 5: Dervish - AzDNSU
Feb. 5: 80-ies - Araz


D1 Round 10: Araz edge AzDNSU by one point - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in D1 just ended.

The most exciting game of round 10 in the D1 took place in Baku. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked AzDNSU (2-7) to seventh ranked Araz (1-8) 56-55 on Saturday evening. Araz maintains seventh position with 1-8 record. It was AzDNSU's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with seven games lost.
An exciting game was played in Baku. First ranked Dervish faced 4th ranked Veterans. Host Dervish (8-1) smashed guests from (3-5) 93-47. Dervish maintains first position with 8-1 record. Veterans lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fourth place with five games lost.
An exciting game was played in Baku. Second ranked NTD faced one of their biggest challengers 80-ies. Guests from (7-1) defeated host 80-ies (5-3) 83-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of 80-ies. NTD have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Dervish. Newly promoted 80-ies keep the third place with three games lost.

AzDNSU - Araz 55-56

The most exciting game of round 10 in the D1 took place in Baku. This derby game ended with only one-point home defeat of 6th ranked AzDNSU (2-7) to seventh ranked Araz (1-8) 56-55 on Saturday evening. Araz maintains seventh position with 1-8 record. It was AzDNSU's sixth loss in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with seven games lost.
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Dervish - Veterans 93-47

An exciting game was played in Baku. First ranked Dervish faced 4th ranked Veterans. Host Dervish (8-1) smashed guests from (3-5) 93-47. Dervish maintains first position with 8-1 record. Veterans lost third consecutive game. Newly promoted team keep the fourth place with five games lost.
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80-ies - NTD 66-83

An exciting game was played in Baku. Second ranked NTD faced one of their biggest challengers 80-ies. Guests from (7-1) defeated host 80-ies (5-3) 83-66. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of 80-ies. NTD have an impressive five-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 7-1 record behind leader Dervish. Newly promoted 80-ies keep the third place with three games lost.
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  BELARUS  


Maksym Kozlovets claims Belarusian Premier League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Ukrainian Maksym Kozlovets (205-C-90) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best COR-Borisfen and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 26-year old center had a double-double of 32 points and eleven rebounds, while his team outclassed Prinemanye (#7, 5-15) with 29-point margin 104-75. COR-Borisfen maintains the 2nd position in Belarusian Premier League. COR-Borisfen has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 17-1. In the team's last game Kozlovets had a remarkable 73.3% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at COR-Borisfen, through which he has constantly improved. Kozlovets has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.3ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 8.8rpg) and averages solid 58.6% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was another COR-Borisfen's star - 22-year old center Pavel Bliznets (210-C-94). Bliznets impressed basketball fans with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Of course together with Kozlovets he helped COR-Borisfen with another comfortable win 80-63 over the lower-ranked Prinemanye (#7, 5-15) being unquestionably team leader. COR-Borisfen's second position in the standings has not changed. His team belongs to top of the standings with 17-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Bliznets is a newcomer at COR-Borisfen 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.

The third best performed player last round was Aliaksei Navoichyk (190-PG-01) of Prinemanye (#7). Navoichyk scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds. Despite Navoichyk's great performance Prinemanye lost 75-104 to the higher-ranked COR-Borisfen (#2, 17-1). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Prinemanye can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-15 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Navoichyk he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Navoichyk has a very solid season. In 16 games in Belarus he scored 15.9ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Sergey Tatur (194-G-91) of COR-Borisfen - 16 points
5. Pavel Bliznets (210-C-94) of COR-Borisfen - 14 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) of COR-Borisfen - 16 points and 3 rebounds
7. Pavel Suvorov (185-G-95) of Prinemanye - 26 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Alexander Kharkevich (186-G-86) of COR-Borisfen - 13 points and 6 assists
9. Evgeni Ivanov (202-G/F-84) of COR-Borisfen - 10 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Vytautas Kamarunas (178-PG-89) of COR-Borisfen - 10 points, 2 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 29: Brussels - Antwerp 86-69
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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 1: Brussels - Liege
Feb. 1: Antwerp - Oostende
Feb. 1: Kangoeroes - Spirou
Feb. 1: Mons-Hainaut - Limburg United
Feb. 1: Leuven - Aalstar


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 20.3
 1. Clark, Antwerp20.3 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven16.9 
 3. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .16.1 
 5. Tofi, Aalstar15.7 
 6. Samhan, Leuven15.3 
 7. Ware, Antwerp15.1 
 8. Simpson, Liege15.1 
 9. Dowe, Brussels14.3 
 10. Fields, Liege13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7.2
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.2 
 2. Ware, Antwerp7.1 
 3. Samhan, Leuven6.8 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .6.5 
 5. Amis, Aalstar6.5 
 6. Fields, Liege6.4 
 7. Dowe, Brussels6.3 
 8. Mann, Mons-Hainaut6.1 
 9. Simmons, Brussels5.9 
 10. Ubel, Brussels5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.3
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.3 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven5.3 
 3. Channels, Kango.5.2 
 4. Loubry, Brussels4.5 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.4 
 6. Marnegrave, Spirou4.1 
 7. Clark, Antwerp4.0 
 8. Anderson, Limburg .4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.7 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.7 
 3. Simpson, Liege1.5 
 4. Tuttle, Limburg .1.5 
 5. Swing, Limburg United1.5 
 6. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 7. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.4 
 8. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 9. Channels, Kango.1.2 
 10. Muya, Brussels1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.6 
 3. Bako, Leuven1.1 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Fields, Liege0.9 
 6. Boukichou, Oostende0.9 
 7. Fusek, Spirou0.8 
 8. Blair, Aalstar0.8 
 9. Simmons, Brussels0.7 
 10. Henry, Kangoeroes0.6 


Standings - Division II

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Jan. 29: Soba - Ekeren 87-75
Jan. 28: RPC Anderlecht - Melsele 78-71
Jan. 29: Gistel Oostende - Houthalen 71-98
Jan. 28: Ieper - Royal Brussels 68-74
Jan. 28: Waregem - Ninane 68-60
Jan. 29: Gembo BBC - Oxaco 67-80
Jan. 28: Gent Hawks - Giants B 106-80

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 3: Ninane - Gent Hawks
Feb. 3: Giants B - Ieper
Feb. 4: Oxaco - Gistel Oostende
Feb. 4: Melsele - Gembo BBC
Feb. 4: Ekeren - RPC Anderlecht
Feb. 5: Houthalen - Soba
Feb. 5: Royal Brussels - Waregem


D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Stephane MORIS
  Royal Brussels
  (208-F/C-86)
  Avg: 19.7
 1. Moris, Royal Brussels19.7 
 2. Celis, Oxaco17.7 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane17.6 
 4. Baptista, Gistel O.17.2 
 5. Guillemyn, Waregem16.6 
 6. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 7. Van Hoey, Oxaco16.3 
 8. Lambrecht, Gistel O.16.2 
 9. Gorremans, Soba16.1 
 10. Kotrulja, Gistel O.16.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Lhoest, Ninane12.1 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.8 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.1 
 4. Fall, Ieper8.4 
 5. Moris, Royal Brussels7.9 
 6. Gorremans, Soba7.5 
 7. Celis, Oxaco6.9 
 8. De Pooter, Gent H.6.9 
 9. Vermeersch, Gembo B.6.8 
 10. Rogiers, Giants B6.8 
Assists Per Game
 Laurent LHOTE
  Gent Hawks
  (182-PG-84)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.9 
 2. Celis, Oxaco4.5 
 3. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.4 
 4. Lait, Royal Brussels4.3 
 5. Goethaert, Gembo B.3.9 
 6. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.7 
 7. Snyers, Houthalen3.3 
 8. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 9. Pegg, Oxaco2.8 
 10. Wachowiak, Gembo B.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. De Lepeleire, Wareg.2.2 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.1 
 3. Benzouien, Royal B.1.9 
 4. Van den Bran., Eke.1.8 
 5. Riahi, RPC A.1.7 
 6. Celis, Oxaco1.6 
 7. Van Hoey, Oxaco1.5 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 9. Mwendanga, Giants B.1.4 
 10. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Anthony VERMEERSCH
  Gembo B.
  (202-C-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Vermeersch, Gembo B.1.1 
 2. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 3. Hilliman, Melsele1.1 
 4. Samaey, Waregem0.8 
 5. De Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 6. Iliaens, Gembo BBC0.6 
 7. Van den Berg., Gent H.0.6 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.5 
 10. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.5 



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Standings - BIH League

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Jan. 28: Spars Sarajevo - Sloboda Tuzla 87-66
Jan. 28: Bosna-Royal - Leotar 85-61
Jan. 28: Zrinjski HT - Siroki Primorka 78-69
Jan. 28: Mladost - Bosnjak
Jan. 28: Gradjanski - Kakanj


Bosnian Basketball News Lower Divisions! - by Chris Mathieu

Bosnian Basketball News Lower Divisions!

KK Igman reinforces roster with top prospects! KK Igman is playing the second half of the season with some of the top prospects in Bosnia. Adi Alikadic, Aleksa Stepanovic and Alija Piric are three of the best prospects playing in the lower divisions. Alikadic is playing at an extremely high level for Igman averaging 16.6ppg 2.3rbpg 3.0aspg while shooting 60.3% from two, 50% from three and 70.6% from the FT line. Piric is playing decent minutes for the club but has still not advanced his game from the rudimentary skills he has had on display for years now. Stepanovic is on loan from Spars and is playing well for the team, averaging 18.4ppg 9.2rbpg 1.8aspg while shooting 56% from two, 35.7% from three and 84% from the FT line. The team is currently 8-5 on the season so far.

KK Vogosca strengthens the teams with help from KK Kakanj! Vogosca was able to reinforce the roster with players from Kakanj. The team picked up Nebojsa Maksimovic, Nermin Buza as well as Karim Dragolj from KK Bosna Royal. The team was already in a good position before reinforcing the roster. The three add strength to a strong roster already, led by guard Dinko Peljto. The team is 11-2 on the season so far.

OKK Celik reinforces the roster with young talent! Ibrahim Durmo, already familiar to fans of the team has been loaned to the club once again from Spars. He has played extremely well for the team averaging 18.6ppg 12.4rbpg 2.8aspg while shooting a solid 51.7% from two and 71% from the FT line so far. Kenan Coloman recently joined the team after being one of the best high school players in the US last year. They join the talented guard Armin Bilic who has played very well for the club but is turnover prone. The team is struggling at 6-7 on the season so far.

BC Radnicki Gorazde reinforces their roster! Radnicki reinforces the roster for the second half with the addition of 19 year old forward from Serbia Vukasin Tica. Another strong player up front will help the backcourt of Adi Alikadic and American Leo Svete. Leo is averaging 22ppg 7rbs 4aspg so far on the season. The team is currently 7-0 on the season so far.

BC Zivinice continues to add talent to the team! First the ambition club added American Drae Murray to the roster, the diminutive guard has proven his worth with the club making them immediately competitive and he has averaged 34.5ppg 6aspg 5rbpg and they are tied for first place so far. The team has also added Senegalese native Babacar Gaye as well as Bosnian American Edin Mehmedovic recently.



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  BRAZIL  

Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.6
 1. Nardi Duarte, Campo M.20.6 
 2. Vieira, Flamengo20.0 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 4. Holloway, Pinheiros19.7 
 5. Stallworth, Mogi19.3 
 6. Mariano, Brasilia19.3 
 7. Garcia, Bauru18.8 
 8. Machado, Flamengo18.2 
 9. Anthony, Macae17.1 
 10. Jackson, Vasco D.16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.6 
 2. de Souza, L.Sor.8.5 
 3. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.9 
 4. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.9 
 5. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 6. Klassmann, B.Cea.7.2 
 7. Mariano, Brasilia7.0 
 8. Lopez, Flamengo7.0 
 9. Holloway, Pinheiros6.7 
 10. Maynard, Minas6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. de Assis, Brasilia6.7 
 2. Garcia, Bauru6.5 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.7 
 4. Dawkins, Vitoria5.5 
 5. Rodgers, Minas5.3 
 6. Borges, Franca5.3 
 7. Anthony, Macae5.1 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.5.1 
 9. Freitas, Campo M.5.0 
 10. Fischer, Flamengo4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.3 
 2. Rodgers, Minas2.1 
 3. Toledo, B.Cearense1.9 
 4. Curnell, Mogi1.8 
 5. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 6. Stallworth, Mogi1.7 
 7. Lima, Vasco Da G.1.6 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
 9. Holloway, Pinheiros1.6 
 10. Coelho, Franca1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Pinheiros
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.1 
 3. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.9 
 4. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 5. de Souza, L.Sor.0.7 
 6. Freitas, Campo M.0.7 
 7. Camilo, Macae0.6 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 9. Dias Silva, Pauli.0.6 
 10. Giovannoni, Brasilia0.5 


NBB Round 17: Vasco Da G. defeat Flamengo in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 17 in the NBB took place in Rio de Janeiro. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Flamengo (11-5) to ninth ranked Vasco Da G. (9-7) 78-77 on Saturday evening. The former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and the former international power forward Murilo Becker (211-83) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Vasco Da G. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Flamengo lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the second position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Bottom-ranked Caxias do Sul managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of two consecutive losses. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Minas 66-52. Center Marcao Vinicius (205-84) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Rafael Stabile accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Drew Maynard (200-89, college: Rochester, MI) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds for Minas in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caxias do Sul (3-13) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Macae. Minas at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Caxias do Sul will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minas will play at home against SKY/Basquete (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very close game took place in Sao Paolo between Mogi and Paulistano. Eighth ranked Mogi (9-7) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Paulistano (8-8). Mogi managed to escape with a 1-point win 78-77 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was Shamell Stallworth who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Jhonatan Luz dos Santos produced 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the hosts. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mogi have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Paulistano lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Mogi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Paulistano will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) and hope to secure a win.
13th ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-12) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Campo Mourao (9-7) with the biggest margin this round 74-64. Betinho Nardi Duarte orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 assists. Liga Sorocaba's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Campo Mourao moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Liga Sorocaba lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Campo Mourao will have a break next round. Liga Sorocaba will play on the road against Vivo/Franca (#9) in Sao Paulo and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 17 Pinheiros won against Vitoria on the opponent's court 72-67.

Caxias do Sul - Minas 66-52

Bottom-ranked Caxias do Sul managed to get a third victory, breaking the series of two consecutive losses. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Minas 66-52. Caxias do Sul forced 23 Minas turnovers. Center Marcao Vinicius (205-84) nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 11 rebounds for the winning side and Rafael Stabile (194-88) accounted for 10 points and 10 rebounds. Four Caxias do Sul players scored in double figures. American forward Drew Maynard (200-89, college: Rochester, MI) came up with 17 points and 6 rebounds and the other American import guard Scott Rodgers (191-87, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) added 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Minas in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Caxias do Sul (3-13) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with Macae. Minas at the other side keeps the eleventh position with nine games lost. Caxias do Sul will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Minas will play at home against SKY/Basquete (#12) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Minas: D.Maynard 17+6reb+1ast, P.Cavalin 16+3reb+1ast, S.Rodgers 9+8reb+4ast, P.Boracini 3+3reb+2ast, C.Mendonca Panunzio 3+3reb, A.Mosso 2+1reb+3ast
Caxias do Sul: A.Bernardi 15+1reb+1ast, M.Vinicius 14+11reb+3ast, R.Stabile 10+10reb+1ast, D.Conceicao 10+5reb+1ast, F.Lima 8+2reb+4ast, G.Vinicius 6+5reb+6ast
gschID: 495496


Vitoria - Pinheiros 67-72

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Salvador where 4th placed Universo/Vitoria (9-6) was defeated by fifth ranked Pinheiros (10-6) 72-67. Pinheiros outrebounded Universo/Vitoria 43-31 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. 25 personal fouls committed by Universo/Vitoria helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Center Ralfi Ansaloni (211-87) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. American guard Desmond Holloway (191-90, college: Co.Carolina) contributed with 22 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. The former international Arthur Silva (196-82) answered with 15 points and American point guard Kenny Dawkins (175-87, college: Lamar) added 10 points and 6 assists in the effort for Universo/Vitoria. Four Universo/Vitoria players scored in double figures. Pinheiros moved-up to third place, which they share with Bauru. Universo/Vitoria at the other side dropped to the fifth position with six games lost. Pinheiros' next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Macae (#15) at home which should be an easy win for them. Universo/Vitoria will play against the league's leader Brasilia (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vitoria: A.Silva 15+4reb+2ast, K.Sheard 11+3reb+4ast, A.Coimbra 11+4reb+1ast, K.Dawkins 10+4reb+6ast, E.de Oliveira 8+5reb+1ast, R.Scholz 6+3reb
Pinheiros: D.Holloway 22+8reb+2ast, R.Ansaloni 19+13reb+1ast, C.Bennett 12+1reb+3ast, F.Ruivo 8+2reb+1ast, T.Mathias 4+1reb, G.Teichmann 4+3reb+3ast
gschID: 495494


L.Sorocaba - Campo Mourao 64-74

13th ranked Liga Sorocaba (4-12) was defeated at home by ninth ranked Campo Mourao (9-7) with the biggest margin this round 74-64. Campo Mourao forced 19 Liga Sorocaba turnovers. 24 personal fouls committed by Liga Sorocaba helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-88) orchestrated the victory by scoring 17 points and 5 assists. Douglas Nunes (208-87) contributed with 12 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Argentinian point guard Enzo Cafferata (187-88) answered with 18 points and 8 assists and Alexandre de Souza (202-92) added 8 points and 13 rebounds in the effort for Liga Sorocaba. Liga Sorocaba's coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Campo Mourao moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Liga Sorocaba lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Campo Mourao will have a break next round. Liga Sorocaba will play on the road against Vivo/Franca (#9) in Sao Paulo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
L.Sorocaba: E.Cafferata 18+1reb+8ast, J.Sobral 8+3reb, R.Castellon 8+4reb, A.de Souza 8+13reb+2ast, T.Bento 7+4reb+2ast, A.Machado 7+2reb
Campo Mourao: B.Nardi Duarte 17+2reb+5ast, D.Nunes 12+6reb+2ast, I.Thornton 10+3reb, C.Freitas 8+4reb+3ast, V.Oliveira 8+5reb+1ast, W.Henrique 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 495492


Paulistano - Mogi 77-78

A very close game took place in Sao Paolo between Mogi and Paulistano. Eighth ranked Mogi (9-7) got a very close victory on the road over 10th ranked Paulistano (8-8). Mogi managed to escape with a 1-point win 78-77 on Friday evening. The best player for the winners was naturalized American Shamell Stallworth (195-80, college: USF, agency: Interperformances) who scored 27 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. American forward Tyrone Curnell (203-88, college: Valdosta St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds. Four Mogi players scored in double figures. The former international Jhonatan Luz dos Santos (196-87) produced 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard George Lucas (195-96) added 17 points and 5 assists respectively for the hosts. Paulistano's coach Gustavo Conti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Mogi have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Paulistano lost third consecutive game. They keep the tenth position with eight games lost. Mogi will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Paulistano will play against Paschoalotto/Bauru (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Paulistano: G.Lucas 17+1reb+5ast, L.Dias Silva 16+4reb+1ast, J.Luz dos Santos 13+8reb+4ast, A.Pecos 9+2reb+6ast, R.Carbonari 8+10reb, L.Fernando Sacco 6+1reb
Mogi: S.Stallworth 27+5reb+4ast, V.Lersch 13+3reb+2ast, T.Curnell 11+10reb+3ast, G.Filipin 11+1reb+1ast, G.Santo 8+4reb+2ast, J.de Oliveira 3+6reb+1ast
gschID: 495491


Round 10
Vasco Da G. - Flamengo 78-77

The most exciting game of round 17 in the NBB took place in Rio de Janeiro. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of second-ranked Flamengo (11-5) to ninth ranked Vasco Da G. (9-7) 78-77 on Saturday evening. The former international point guard Welington Dos Santos (185-81) stepped up and scored 22 points for the winners and the former international power forward Murilo Becker (211-83) chipped in 14 points and 8 rebounds. The former international forward Olivinha Rodriguez (203-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Marquinhos Vieira (207-84) scored 27 points and 5 assists. Four Flamengo players scored in double figures. Vasco Da G. moved-up to sixth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Flamengo lost third consecutive game. Defending champion keeps the second position with five games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Flamengo: M.Vieira 27+2reb+5ast, O.Rodriguez 14+17reb+4ast, J.Paulo Lopez 12+5reb+1ast, R.de Souza 10+3reb, P.Wellausen 5+3reb+2ast, R.Ramon 5+1reb+4ast
Vasco Da G.: W.Dos Santos 22+3reb+3ast, H.Vitor Lima 16+1reb+2ast, M.Becker 14+8reb+1ast, D.Jackson 9+5reb+3ast, D.Palacios 8+3reb+1ast, B.Fiorotto 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 529039





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  BULGARIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 D.J. SHELTON
  Rilski
  (208-F-91)
  Avg: 24
 1. Shelton, Rilski24.0 
 2. Semple, Akademik.21.8 
 3. Ivanov, Levski19.7 
 4. Yanev, Cherno More19.4 
 5. Petkov, Yambol18.3 
 6. Sekulovic, Balkan17.7 
 7. Marincheshki, Spartak .17.0 
 8. Bozov, Rilski16.2 
 9. Smith, Akademik PL16.2 
 10. Varbanov, Yambol15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 12.1
 1. Semple, Akademik.12.1 
 2. Shelton, Rilski9.7 
 3. Varbanov, Yambol9.1 
 4. Marincheshki, Spartak .9.0 
 5. Sekulovic, Balkan8.8 
 6. Savic, Spartak .8.7 
 7. Yanev, Cherno More8.3 
 8. Zack, Lukoil Acad.8.3 
 9. Veselinov, Levski7.7 
 10. Delic, Rilski7.6 
Assists Per Game
 Oscar BELLFIELD
  Akademik.
  (187-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Bellfield, Akademik.6.1 
 2. Karamfilov, Cherno M.6.1 
 3. Hott, Balkan5.7 
 4. Gruev, Spartak .5.4 
 5. Raley-Ross, Beroe5.0 
 6. Aleksiev, Beroe4.9 
 7. Parker, Rilski4.8 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.4.5 
 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.2.3 
 3. Zahariev, Lukoil A.2.0 
 4. Marinov, Balkan1.9 
 5. Parker, Rilski1.9 
 6. Yanev, Cherno More1.9 
 7. Semple, Akademik.1.8 
 8. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.1.7 
 9. Hott, Balkan1.7 
 10. Gibson, Beroe1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Jordan SEMPLE
  Akademik.
  (201-F-92)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Semple, Akademik.1.7 
 2. Jones, Beroe1.4 
 3. Shelton, Rilski1.3 
 4. Varbanov, Yambol1.3 
 5. Savic, Spartak .1.0 
 6. Doychinov, Levski1.0 
 7. Zack, Lukoil Acad.0.9 
 8. Johnson, Akademik.0.8 
 9. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.0.8 
 10. Daniels, Balkan0.7 


Standings A2

Division Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Akademik Sofia 1-0 
 2. UE Varna 1-0 
 3. Rilski 2 1-0 
 4. Chavdar 0-1 
 5. Levski 2014-2 0-1 
 6. Vidabasket 0-1 
Places 7-13
 1. Cherno More 2 1-0 
 2. Dunav 2016 1-0 
 3. Akademik Varna 1-0 
 4. Chernomorets 0-0 
 5. CSKA 0-1 
 6. Dolphin 0-1 
 7. Shumen 0-1 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Places 1-6

Jan. 29: Rilski 2 - Chavdar 97-72
Jan. 29: UE Varna - Levski 2014-2 94-91
Jan. 29: Vidabasket - Akademik Sofia 75-87

Places 7-12

Jan. 29: CSKA - Cherno More 2 71-73
Jan. 29: Shumen - Dunav 2016 69-77
Jan. 29: Dolphin - Akademik Varna 60-72

Second Stage: Round 2

Places 1-6

Feb. 5: Chavdar - Vidabasket
Feb. 5: Levski 2014-2 - Rilski 2
Feb. 5: Akademik Sofia - UE Varna

Places 7-12

Feb. 5: Dunav 2016 - CSKA
Feb. 5: Akademik Varna - Shumen
Feb. 5: Cherno More 2 - Dolphin


Division A Round 1 (Second Stage): Levski 2014 lose to UE Varna - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Division A just started.

Levski 2014-2 (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of UE Varna on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by UE Varna 94-91. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-91. UE Varna are looking forward to face Akademik Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Levski 2014-2 will play against Rilski 2 (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another exciting game was played in Vidin between Akademik Sofia and Vidabasket where Akademik Sofia (1-0) beat Vidabasket (0-1) on the road 87-75. Akademik Sofia will play against UE Varna at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against Chavdar (#4) in Troyan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Very important is a road loss of Chavdar (0-1) against Rilski 2 (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Chavdar was crushed by Rilski 2 in Samokov 97-72. Rilski 2 will meet Levski 2014-2 (#5) in the next round. Chavdar will play against Vidabasket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
A very interesting game took place in . It ended with only two-point home defeat of CSKA (0-1) to Cherno More 2 (1-0) 73-71 on Sunday evening. Cherno More 2's next round opponent will be Dolphin (#12) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. CSKA will play against Dunav 2016 in Ruse and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 1 In A Akademik Varna defeated Dolphin in a road game 72-60. Shumen lost to Dunav 2016 at home 69-77.

Places 1-6
UE Varna - Levski 2014-2 94-91

Levski 2014-2 (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of UE Varna on Sunday night. Visitors were edged by UE Varna 94-91. The hosts trailed by 2 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 9-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 94-91. UE Varna are looking forward to face Akademik Sofia on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Levski 2014-2 will play against Rilski 2 (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534042


Vidabasket - Akademik Sofia 75-87

Another exciting game was played in Vidin between Akademik Sofia and Vidabasket where Akademik Sofia (1-0) beat Vidabasket (0-1) on the road 87-75. The game was mostly controlled by Akademik Sofia. Vidabasket was better in second period 21-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Akademik Sofia will play against UE Varna at home in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Vidabasket will play against Chavdar (#4) in Troyan and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534043


Rilski 2 - Chavdar 97-72

Very important is a road loss of Chavdar (0-1) against Rilski 2 (1-0) on Sunday night. Visiting Chavdar was crushed by Rilski 2 in Samokov 97-72. The game without a history. Rilski 2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Rilski 2 will meet Levski 2014-2 (#5) in the next round. Chavdar will play against Vidabasket and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 534041


Places 7-12
Dolphin - Akademik Varna 60-72

But Dolphin was not able to use a home court advantage and was defeated by the opponent from Varna 72-60. Akademik Varna's next round opponent will be Shumen (#13) at home. Dolphin will play against Cherno More 2 in Varna and hope to win that game.
gschID: 534045


CSKA - Cherno More 2 71-73

A very interesting game took place in Sofia. It ended with only two-point home defeat of CSKA (0-1) to Cherno More 2 (1-0) 73-71 on Sunday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But CSKA won fourth quarter 21-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Cherno More 2's next round opponent will be Dolphin (#12) at home which should be theoretically an easy game. CSKA will play against Dunav 2016 in Ruse and hope to win that game.
gschID: 534046


Shumen - Dunav 2016 69-77

But Shumen was not able to use a home court advantage and lost to the opponent from Ruse 77-69. It looked good early as Shumen took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Dunav 2016 had a 26-21 second period charge getting the lead and Shumen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-77. Dunav 2016's next round opponent will be CSKA (#11). Shumen will play against Akademik Varna and hope to win that game.
gschID: 534044





NBL Round 16: Academik Plovdiv edge Spartak Pleven by two points - by Eurobasket News

There are only two more rounds left in the Regular Season in NBL.

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NBL took place in Pleven. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Spartak Pleven (6-8) to third ranked Academik Plovdiv (10-4) 90-88 on Saturday evening. Academik Plovdiv forced 19 Spartak Pleven turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St.) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Academik Plovdiv have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Beroe (#4) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Stara Zagora. First ranked Lukoil Acad. faced their biggest opponent Beroe. Guests from Sofia (13-2) defeated host Beroe (9-5) 87-80. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. Steve Zack contributed with 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists for Beroe. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lukoil Acad. have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-2 record. Beroe at the other side dropped to the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Balkan. Lukoil Acad. will play against Rilski (#5) in Samokov in the next round. Beroe will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Levski managed to get a third victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Cherno More in Sofia 79-70. Worth to mention a great performance of Veselin Veselinov who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists. At the losing side Deyan Karamfilov responded with 21 points, 7 assists and 7 steals. Cherno More's coach Spas Natov tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Levski maintains ninth position with 3-12 record. Cherno More lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Levski will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cherno More will play against Yambol (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Balkan (9-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Yambol (3-11). Balkan managed to secure a 7-point victory 62-55. The winners were led by Mihailo Sekulovic who scored that evening 16 points and 8 rebounds. Balkan have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Beroe. Yambol lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be Spartak Pleven (#6) at home. Yambol will play against Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

The best stats of 16th round was 14 points and 4 assists by Tsvetoslav Ostrev of Yambol.

Yambol - Balkan 55-62

The game in Yambol was also worth to mention about. Fourth ranked Balkan (9-5) played at the court of 8th ranked Yambol (3-11). Balkan managed to secure a 7-point victory 62-55. The winners were led by Montenegrin center Mihailo Sekulovic (206-91) who scored that evening 16 points and 8 rebounds and Serbian power forward Dusan Cvetkovic (205-89, agency: BeoBasket) supported him with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Even 12 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists by the former international center Nikolay Varbanov (209-85, agency: Interperformances) did not help to save the game for Yambol. Guard Ventsislav Petkov (188-91, agency: Interperformances) added 12 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Four Yambol players scored in double figures. Balkan have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Beroe. Yambol lost ninth consecutive game. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. Balkan's next round opponent will be Spartak Pleven (#6) at home. Yambol will play against Cherno More in Varna and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Yambol: T.Ostrev 14+2reb+4ast, S.Govedarov 13+2reb+1ast, V.Petkov 12+8reb+2ast, N.Varbanov 12+9reb+4ast, A.Ivanov 2+3reb, S.Petkov 2+16reb
Balkan: M.Sekulovic 16+8reb+3ast, D.Cvetkovic 14+6reb, R.Kochev 9+5reb+1ast, A.Hott 8+2reb+4ast, T.Daniels 5+6reb+2ast, N.Marinov 4+3reb+5ast
gschID: 496082


Spartak Pleven - Akademik PL 88-90

The most exciting game of round 16 in the NBL took place in Pleven. This derby game ended with only two-point home defeat of 6th ranked Spartak Pleven (6-8) to third ranked Academik Plovdiv (10-4) 90-88 on Saturday evening. Academik Plovdiv forced 19 Spartak Pleven turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. French-American forward Jordan Semple (201-92, college: Chico St.) fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 12 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. American point guard Oscar Bellfield (187-90, college: UNLV) chipped in 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Power forward Dimitar Marincheshki (200-90) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Martin Marinov (191-85, agency: 011 Sports) added 23 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Academik Plovdiv have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to second place. Spartak Pleven at the other side keeps the sixth position with eight games lost. Academik Plovdiv are looking forward to face Beroe (#4) in Stara Zagora in the next round. Spartak Pleven will play on the road against Balkan in Botevgrad and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Spartak Pleven: M.Marinov 23+6reb+1ast, D.Marincheshki 18+11reb+4ast, G.Nikolov 15+3ast, M.Savic 12+7reb+5ast, M.Tanev 8+3reb+3ast, K.Koev 7+4reb+2ast
Akademik PL: S.Smith 23+3reb+2ast, O.Bellfield 19+6reb+7ast, J.Semple 17+12reb+6ast, D.Dimitrov 15+4reb+4ast, V.Aleksandrov 6+4reb+1ast, V.Bachev 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 496081


Beroe - Lukoil Acad. 80-87

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Stara Zagora. First ranked Lukoil Acad. faced their biggest opponent Beroe. Guests from Sofia (13-2) defeated host Beroe (9-5) 87-80. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international Filip Videnov (196-80, college: W.Kentucky, agency: Alti Sport) who helped to win the game recording 25 points. American center Steve Zack (211-92, college: La Salle) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. American forward Aaron Jones (206-93, college: Mississippi, agency: Two Points) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists and the former international Tihomir Zhelev (193-90) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Beroe. Five Lukoil Acad. and four Beroe players scored in double figures. Beroe's coach Ljubomir Minchev rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Lukoil Acad. have an impressive six-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 13-2 record. Beroe at the other side dropped to the third place with five games lost. They share the position with Balkan. Lukoil Acad. will play against Rilski (#5) in Samokov in the next round. Beroe will play on the road against the league's second-placed Academik Plovdiv and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Beroe: A.Jones 20+16reb+4ast, T.Zhelev 12+2reb+4ast, B.Raley-Ross 11+1reb+4ast, S.Gibson 10+3reb+2ast, T.Tenchev 8+5reb, O.Gudul 8+6reb+2ast
Lukoil Acad.: F.Videnov 25+4reb+3ast, M.Korniyenko 15+10reb+2ast, H.Zahariev 14+1ast, D.Gibson 12+4reb+6ast, S.Zack 12+15reb+1ast, A.Beane 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 496079


Levski - Cherno More 79-70

Bottom-ranked Levski managed to get a third victory, breaking the six-game losing streak on Friday night. This time they won against seventh-ranked Cherno More in Sofia 79-70. Levski made 23-of-25 free shots (92.0 percent) during the game. Levski outrebounded Cherno More 37-26 including 27 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international forward Veselin Veselinov (202-83, college: W.Virginia St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 9 rebounds and 6 assists and international guard Evgeni Hadjirusev (193-95) who added 17 points and 5 assists (made all of his nine free throws !!!) during the contest. Five Levski players scored in double figures. At the losing side point guard Deyan Karamfilov (180-94) responded with 21 points, 7 assists and 7 steals and Bosnian Mrdan Markovic (-83) scored 13 points and 8 rebounds. Cherno More's coach Spas Natov tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Levski maintains ninth position with 3-12 record. Cherno More lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with ten games lost. Levski will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cherno More will play against Yambol (#8) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Cherno More: D.Karamfilov 21+3reb+7ast, M.Markovic 13+8reb+1ast, S.Tsonkov 11+3reb+2ast, F.Dedijer 6+7reb+2ast, N.Djuric 6+1reb, T.Kurtev 4+2reb+2ast
Levski: V.Veselinov 17+9reb+6ast, E.Hadjirusev 17+3reb+5ast, P.Ivanov 12+8reb+2ast, S.Slaveykov 10+7reb+5ast, K.Doychinov 10+4reb, A.Peychinov 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 496080





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  CANADA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 23.9
 1. Morgan, UBC23.9 
 2. Gray, Laurentian23.1 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.1 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.4 
 5. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.9 
 6. Gilmore, McMaster20.5 
 7. Nissen, Acadia20.0 
 8. Jean-Louis, Cape B.19.6 
 9. Bercy, St.Franc.19.5 
 10. Scott, UPEI19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Dut, UPEI11.6 
 2. Pereira, Waterloo11.2 
 3. Bercy, St.Franc.10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 5. Nissen, Acadia10.6 
 6. Graham, Queen''s9.5 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal9.5 
 8. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
 9. Elgadi, Brock9.2 
 10. Dinkins, Lakehead9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.7 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.3 
 4. Dulay, UFV4.6 
 5. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 6. Charvis, Ryerson4.5 
 7. Miller, Acadia4.4 
 8. Allen, TWU4.3 
 9. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.3 
 10. Farkic, Western4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 4. Peter-M., Ryerson2.5 
 5. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 6. Dulay, UFV2.4 
 7. Kapinga, Calgary2.4 
 8. Jenkins, Western2.4 
 9. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 10. Beaulieu, Concordia2.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.6 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.4 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg2.2 
 4. Layton, Mount R.1.9 
 5. Debache, UQAM1.7 
 6. Voll, Ryerson1.7 
 7. Elgadi, Brock1.7 
 8. Yengue, Laurentian1.7 
 9. Paul, Brandon1.6 
 10. Nissen, Acadia1.6 



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  CBL  

CBL Standings

CBL Standings
 1. Scarborough 7-2 
 2. Durham 5-2 
 3. Hamilton 2-4 
 4. Wellington 0-6 

Regular Season: Round 5

Jan. 27: Durham - Scarborough 96-92
Jan. 28: Scarborough - Durham 81-76
Jan. 27: Hamilton - Wellington 103-99
Jan. 29: Wellington - Hamilton


The Scarborough basketball club continue trend and win on home court - by Eurobasket News

Durham United Basketball Club experienced the opposite ends of the basketball spectrum and lose to Scarborough on the road. In a home-and-home contest, Durham won in their previous matchup with Scarborough but come up short, 81-76 last night. Scarborough's Eric Jean-Guilluam led all scorer's finishing with 22 points while his teammate, Willie Moore (6'3''-G-93, college: Miami, OH) had a terrific night, tallying 20 points and 10 rebounds. Durham's forward, Tequilan Zwarych (6'4''-F-93), a Whitby native, led his squad with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Durham was without their Scarborough native guard, Ashton Smith (6'2''-G-89, college: Indiana, PA) who was sidelined with a lower lower-body.
Courtesy of: canadianbasketball.com



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.0 
 2. Dickson, CDU C.27.0 
 3. Taylor, Las Animas26.9 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.5 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.6 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.4 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.1 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud21.0 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.2 
 10. Centeno, AB Ancud20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.4 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Taylor, Las Animas11.8 
 5. Crawford, CDU C.11.8 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Abeiro, Tinguiri.11.1 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 9. Bowdry, Los Leones10.9 
 10. Austin, Puente Alto10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.6 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.9 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Saez, Tinguiri.5.0 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro4.8 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.2 
 8. Scott, CDU C.3.9 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 10. Hammonds, Puente A.3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 3. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 4. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 5. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.8 
 6. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 7. Dickson, CDU C.1.7 
 8. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 9. Phillips, Puerto M.1.6 
 10. Thomas, CD Castro1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.5 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 5. Phillips, Puerto M.1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 



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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 11-4 
 5. Cibona 10-4 
 6. Vrij.Osijek 9-6 
 7. KK Zagreb 9-6 
 8. Zadar 8-6 
 9. Zabok 4-10 
 10. Skrljevo 4-11 
 11. Alkar Sinj 4-11 
 12. Gorica 2-12 
 13. H.Analitica 2-13 
 14. Kvarner 2010 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 15

Jan. 27: Cibona - Vrij.Osijek 97-69
Jan. 29: KK Zagreb - Kvarner 2010 96-75
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 106-85

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 4: Zadar - KK Zagreb
Feb. 4: Kvarner 2010 - Jolly JBS
Feb. 4: Skrljevo - Zabok
Feb. 4: Gorica - Cibona
Feb. 4: Vrij.Osijek - Cedevita
Feb. 4: H.Analitica - Alkar Sinj
Feb. 4: KK Split - GKK Sibenik


Adriatic League: Krka come from behind, upset Zadar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Krka 77:83

Krka claimed the 7th victory in the Adriatic League season. They beat Zadar in Croatia to improve at 7-13 record. Dusko Bunic (207-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) notched 21 points to lead the charge.
Zadar nailed 30 points in the opening quarter to jump ahead. They enjoyed a comfortable 15-point lead at the first break. But Krka turned things around in the next quarters. The Slovenian side pulled within 7 points heading into the fourth quarter. Krka ignited a strong 29:16 rally in the final stanza and rolled to the victory at the end. Matic Rebec (181-PG-95) and Ron Curry (191-G-93, college: JMU, agency: Octagon Europe) tossed in 18 points each for the visitors. Ivan Marinkovic (209-F/C-93) answered with 20 points and 10 boards for Zadar. Boris Barac (205-F-92) chipped in 15 points in the loss.

Zadar: Ivan Marinkovic 20+10 boards, Boris Barac 15
Krka: Dusko Bunic 21, Matic Rebec 18, Ron Curry 18



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  CYPRUS  


Vladimir Dasic claims Cypriot Division A weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Montenegrin Vladimir Dasic (207-PF-88) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for league's second-best AEK and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 28-year old power forward had the game-high 18 points adding six rebounds and six assists for AEK in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Etha (#6, 2-11) with 52-point margin 110-58. AEK maintains the 2nd position in Cypriot Division A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. AEK will need more victories to improve their 9-4 record. In the team's last game Dasic had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range. He just recently signed at AEK, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Vladimir Dasic averages this season 13.8ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old American swingman Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84) of Apoel. Wright impressed basketball fans with 27 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Apoel lost that game 64-70 to slightly higher-ranked Keravnos (#1, 12-1). It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Apoel still maintains its place in the top 3 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 7-6 record is not bad at all. Wright is a newcomer at Apoel and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 14.3ppg (#8). He also registered 5.9 boards per game. Kansas State University alumni Wright played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was former international guard Iraklis Pittakas (192-G-84) of Apollon (#5). Pittakas scored 27 points and passed four assists. Despite Pittakas' great performance Apollon lost 55-70 to slightly higher-ranked Enosis (#4, 6-7). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Apollon can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 3-10 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Pittakas he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Pittakas has a very solid season. In 13 games in Cyprus he scored 11.5ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Baden Jaxen (190-G-90) of Etha - 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) of AEK - 17 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Gerry Blakes (193-G) of Enosis - 14 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Courtney Pigram (185-G-85) of AEK - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jarvis Ray (198-G-90) of Enosis - 16 points and 7 rebounds
9. Marios Georgiou (201-PF-91) of Apollon - 10 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Ronald Ross (188-PG-83) of Keravnos - 12 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.1 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.6 
 5. Bakic, BK Kolin17.0 
 6. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.3 
 7. Pecka, Usti n.15.2 
 8. Jacobs, Prostejov15.1 
 9. Brooks, J.Hradec15.1 
 10. Painter, NH Ostrava15.0 
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.8.7 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.9 
 6. Mickelson, Svitavy6.9 
 7. Skinner, BK Kolin6.5 
 8. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.4 
 9. Smith, NH Ostrava6.4 
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.4.8 
 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: 2.6
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.6 
 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. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Kremen, MMCITE B.1.7 
 10. Tomanec, MMCITE B.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.6 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 5. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.3 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.1 
 9. Jacobs, Prostejov0.9 
 10. Svrdlik, BK Pardu.0.8 


Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 13-2 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 12-4 
 3. Nymburk B 11-4 
 4. Sokol Prazky 8-7 
 5. Loko Plzen 7-8 
 6. Basket Kosice 7-10 
 7. USK Praha B 6-9 
 8. GBA Sparta 5-9 
 9. Sokol Pisek 5-11 
 10. Vysocina 3-13 
Group B
 1. Zlin 15-1 
 2. Olomouc SK 12-4 
 3. Opava B 11-5 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 9-7 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 9-7 
 6. Pardubice 7-9 
 7. Prostejov B 6-10 
 8. Novy Jicin 5-11 
 9. Ostrava 5-11 
 10. Havirov 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Group A

Jan. 29: Slavoj Litom. - Vysocina 89-72
Jan. 27: USK Praha B - Loko Plzen 65-69
Jan. 29: Nymburk B - Basket Kosice 102-82
Jan. 29: Sokol Prazky - Sokol H.K.

Group B

Jan. 29: Zlin - Prostejov B 78-74
Jan. 27: Ostrava - Olomouc Bbal 67-70
Jan. 29: Novy Jicin - Opava B 59-76
Jan. 27: Olomouc SK - Pardubice 57-105
Jan. 29: Sokol Slapanice - Havirov 109-76


Usti n/Labem tabs James Carlton - by Eurobasket News

SLUNETA Usti nad Labem (NBL) inked 25-year old American swingman James Carlton (203-91kg-92, college: Howard). He played most recently at Oklahoma City Blue (D-League) in the U.S., but left the team in Feb.'16. In 5 games he averaged just 2.2ppg and 1.4rpg last season.
Two years ago Carlton was drafted by Fort Wayne Mad Ants (D-League) in sixth round (96th overall).
The former Howard University standoutis in his second season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements Carlton played in the final of Southern Conference Tournament in 2011. He received also NABC All-District 15 1st Team award in 2015 at his college time.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  DENMARK  

Standings - 1st Division

1st Division Standings
 1. Wolfpack/BMS 12-0 
 2. Koge BK 10-2 
 3. Amager BK 6-5 
 4. EBAA 6-5 
 5. Vaerlose 6-5 
 6. BMI Bloodhounds 5-5 
 7. Virum 4-6 
 8. SBBC 2015 3-8 
 9. Birkerod 2-9 
 10. Aalborg 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 29: Vaerlose - Koge BK 54-72

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Wolfpack/BMS - Aalborg
Feb. 4: SBBC 2015 - Vaerlose
Feb. 4: Virum - Koge BK
Feb. 4: BMI Bloodhounds - Birkerod
Feb. 5: EBAA - Amager BK



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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. 110-6 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 16-12 
 3. N.Arizona S. 12-14 
 4. Reno B. 11-18 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 8-20 
Southwest Division
 1. Sioux Falls S. 21-96 
 2. Oklahoma City B 19-10 
 3. Rio Grande VV 17-13 
 4. Austin S. 13-16 
 5. Texas L. 12-14 
 6. Iowa E. 6-21 

Regular Season: Round 69

Jan. 29: Reno B. - Salt Lake City S. 106-107
Jan. 29: Austin S. - Los Angeles D. 104-132

Regular Season: Round 70

Jan. 30: Long Island N. - Greensboro S.
Jan. 30: Delaware 87ers - Grand Rapids D.


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.23.0 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.6 
 8. Murphy, Grand R.21.9 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.6 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.0 
 2. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 3. Moreland, Canton C.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.10.8 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.7 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. Zubac, Los A.9.6 
 9. Webb III, Delaware.9.2 
 10. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Magette, Los A.10.2 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.5 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.5 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.2 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 9. Pressey, Santa C.6.7 
 10. Murray, Austin S.6.3 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.0 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. Harris, Texas L.2.5 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.4 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 6. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Murray, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Evans, Canton C.2.1 
 9. Payton II, Rio G.2.0 
 10. Price, Erie Bay H.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.8 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 4. Tavares, Raptors .2.3 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 6. Williams, Iowa E.2.1 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 



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  EL SALVADOR  


San Miguel lands Nduka Ezeamii - by Greg

San Miguel (Liga MB) tabbed American forward Nduka Ezeamii (203-107kg, college: Avila). Ezeami started the season at Ylli in Kosovan SuperLeague. He played there 4 games.
He graduated from Avila University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball. Ezeamii was selected to All-HAAC 2nd Team in 2016. He is expected to join the team soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center.

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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 13-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 11-2 
 3. Rapla 9-4 
 4. TTU 8-5 
 5. Parnu 8-8 
 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 71-74
Jan. 31: TU/Rock - TTU
Jan. 31: TLU/Kalev - Kalev/Cramo



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 15-4 
 2. Espoo United 13-5 
 3. ToPo 11-7 
 4. Oulun NMKY 11-8 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 9-8 
 6. FoKoPo 8-11 
 7. Porvoon Tarmo 7-10 
 8. Jarvenpaa 7-11 
 9. HBA-Marsky 5-12 
 10. Pyrinto II 4-14 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 14-3 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 13-4 
 3. Espoo Basket 13-5 
 4. Ura Basket 13-5 
 5. Korikouvot 11-6 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 11-6 
 7. HyPo 8-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 7-11 
 9. Karkkila 6-11 
 10. PeU-Basket 6-12 
 11. JyWe 4-13 
 12. Munkkiniemen 4-13 
 13. Namika Lr 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Division A

Jan. 29: ToPo - Espoo United 95-94
Jan. 29: Lahti - Pyrinto II 90-51
Jan. 29: FoKoPo - Jarvenpaa 86-83
Jan. 29: Oulun NMKY - Porvoon Tarmo 80-59
Jan. 28: Oulun NMKY - Jarvenpaa 76-59
Jan. 28: Espoo United - Jyvaskyla BA 100-66

Division B

Jan. 29: HNMKY U23 - HyPo 94-103
Jan. 27: HyPo - TuNMKY 92-94
Jan. 29: PeU-Basket - TuNMKY 73-87
Jan. 29: Namika Lr - Espoo Basket 73-100
Jan. 29: JyWe - Ura Basket 71-82
Jan. 28: Namika Lr - PeU-Basket 70-84
Jan. 29: Korikouvot - PuHu Juniorit 60-88
Jan. 24: Munkkiniemen - PuHu Juniorit 59-87
Jan. 29: Karkkila - Munkkiniemen 58-87

Regular Season: Round 17

Division A

Feb. 2: ToPo - HBA-Marsky
Feb. 3: Jarvenpaa - Espoo United
Feb. 5: Jyvaskyla BA - ToPo
Feb. 5: Porvoon Tarmo - FoKoPo
Feb. 5: Espoo United - Pyrinto II
Feb. 5: Jarvenpaa - Lahti

Division B

Feb. 5: HyPo - Karkkila
Feb. 5: PuHu Juniorit - PeU-Basket
Feb. 5: Espoo Basket - TuNMKY
Feb. 5: Ura Basket - Raholan Pyrkiva
Feb. 5: Munkkiniemen - JyWe
Feb. 5: HNMKY U23 - Namika Lr


Korisliiga Round 26: Tampereen Pyrinto defeat leader Helsinki Seagulls - by Eurobasket News

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Helsinki Seagulls (18-5) on the court of eighth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Tampereen Pyrinto 88-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. The game was mostly controlled by Tampereen Pyrinto. Helsinki Seagulls managed to win fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tampereen Pyrinto had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Topias Palmi (194-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds for Helsinki Seagulls. Tampereen Pyrinto (9-15) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto is looking forward to face KTP-Basket (#9) in Kotka in the next round. Helsinki Seagulls will have a break next round.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (14-7) against fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (14-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was defeated by Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki 99-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Kammeon Holsey chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) responded with 21 points and 4 assists. Kauhajoen Karhu maintains fourth position with 14-10 record. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round where they are favorite. Joensuun Kataja will play at home against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Joensuun Kataja (14-7) which played road game in Lapua against 4th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (13-11). Third ranked Joensuun Kataja managed to get a 12-point victory 106-94. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. Daniel Mullings notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort. Joensuun Kataja's coach Greg Gibson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 24 points and 5 rebounds by Jamal Jones did not help to save the game for Lapuan Korikobrat. Joensuun Kataja have a solid four-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 14-7 record having six points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat dropped to the fifth place with 11 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will meet at home league's second-placed Salon Vilpas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
The game between 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-19) and eighth ranked BC Nokia (9-15) in Uusikaupunki ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Nokia outscored UU-Korihait 78-54. The best player for the winners was Papa Dia who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Nokia moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Pyrinto. UU-Korihait lost eleventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. BC Nokia's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be quite challenging game. UU-Korihait will play on the road against Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and hope to win that game.

In the last game of round 26 KTP Basket was beaten by Kouvot on the road 82-71.

Korihait - BC Nokia 54-78

The game between 10th ranked UU-Korihait (4-19) and eighth ranked BC Nokia (9-15) in Uusikaupunki ended with biggest points difference. Guests from Nokia outscored UU-Korihait 78-54. The game was mostly controlled by BC Nokia. UU-Korihait was better in third quarter 17-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. BC Nokia dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to UU-Korihait's 22. They outrebounded UU-Korihait 44-31 including a 32-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was Senegalese forward Papa Dia (208-87, college: SMU) who had a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds. American guard Isaiah Wilkerson (191-90, college: NJIT) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. American power forward Marcus Van (201-87, college: Cent.Michigan) produced 10 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Mikko Jalonen (186-82) added 5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. BC Nokia moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Pyrinto. UU-Korihait lost eleventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom position with 19 games lost. BC Nokia's next round opponent will be higher ranked Kouvot (#6) in Kouvola and it may be quite challenging game. UU-Korihait will play on the road against Kauhajoen Karhu (#4) in Kauhajoki and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
BC Nokia: I.Wilkerson 18+7reb+1ast, P.Dia 14+10reb+3ast, J.Duren 10+4reb, A.Akpaso 9+3reb, S.Barrett 8+3reb, E.Skamo 6+4reb+2ast
Korihait: D.Lee 12, M.Van 10+9reb+2ast, P.Peltokangas 6+2reb, A.Alanen 6+2reb, G.Johnson 5+5reb, M.Jalonen 5+7reb+4ast
gschID: 488036


Kauhajoki - Kataja Basket 99-87

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Joensuun Kataja (14-7) against fourth ranked Kauhajoen Karhu (14-10) on Saturday night. Visiting Joensuun Kataja was defeated by Kauhajoen Karhu in Kauhajoki 99-87. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Joensuun Kataja. It looked good early as Joensuun Kataja took a 10-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Kauhajoen Karhu took control and eventually winning the game that evening by 12 points. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Joensuun Kataja's 32 and made 17-of-19 charity shots (89.5 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Joensuun Kataja 41-19 including a 26-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Bosnian guard Bojan Sarcevic (190-88) had a double-double by scoring 17 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American forward Kammeon Holsey (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 15 points and 13 rebounds during the contest. American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) responded with 21 points and 4 assists and the former international point guard Teemu Rannikko (189-80) scored 19 points, 7 assists and 4 steals. Four Kauhajoen Karhu and five Joensuun Kataja players scored in double figures. Kauhajoen Karhu maintains fourth position with 14-10 record. Joensuun Kataja at the other side keeps the third place with seven games lost. Kauhajoen Karhu will play against bottom-ranked UU-Korihait (#10) in Uusikaupunki in the next round where they are favorite. Joensuun Kataja will play at home against the league's second-placed Salon Vilpas (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kauhajoki: A.Hollins 25+2reb+1ast, J.Lehtoranta 20+4reb+3ast, B.Sarcevic 17+6reb+12ast, K.Holsey 15+13reb+1ast, D.Giles 8+7reb+2ast, T.Unruh 6+5reb+1ast
Kataja Basket: R.Brown 21+4reb+4ast, T.Rannikko 19+2reb+7ast, J.Bradley 15+3reb+1ast, J.King 13+3reb, I.Seppala 11+3reb+2ast, V.Makalainen 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 488037


Pyrinto - Helsinki Seagulls 88-71

The most surprising game was a loss of top-ranked Helsinki Seagulls (18-5) on the court of eighth ranked Tampereen Pyrinto on Friday night. Visitors were defeated by Tampereen Pyrinto 88-71. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Helsinki Seagulls. The game was mostly controlled by Tampereen Pyrinto. Helsinki Seagulls managed to win fourth quarter 23-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tampereen Pyrinto had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Topias Palmi (194-94) orchestrated the victory by scoring 30 points and 6 rebounds (was perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line). American swingman Ricky Minard (196-82, college: Morehead St., agency: SDJ Sports) contributed with 17 points and 5 assists for the winners. Four Tampereen Pyrinto players scored in double figures. The former international Carl Lindbom (206-91) replied with 16 points and 8 rebounds and guard Antti Niskanen (188-86) added 13 points in the effort for Helsinki Seagulls. Tampereen Pyrinto (9-15) moved-up to seventh place, which they share with BC Nokia. Helsinki Seagulls at the other side still keeps top position with five games lost. Tampereen Pyrinto is looking forward to face KTP-Basket (#9) in Kotka in the next round. Helsinki Seagulls will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Pyrinto: T.Palmi 30+6reb+2ast, R.Minard 17+4reb+5ast, J.Bullock 12+5reb+1ast, A.Lehto 12+1reb+7ast, P.Heinonen 9+9reb+3ast, J.Caven 4+6reb
Helsinki Seagulls: C.Lindbom 16+8reb+2ast, A.Niskanen 13+2reb+2ast, R.Abell 8+3reb+2ast, T.Heinonen 8+3reb+1ast, R.Cowels III 6+1reb, R.Waxlax 5+1ast
gschID: 488035


Kouvot - KTP Basket 82-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with sixth ranked Kouvot's (10-12) home victory over 7th ranked KTP-Basket (8-16) in Kouvola 82-71. The game was mostly controlled by Kouvot. KTP-Basket was better in fourth quarter 24-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was guard Raheem Appleby (190-93, college: Louisiana Tech) who scored 14 points and 9 assists. Forward Rakeem Buckles (203-90, college: FIU) chipped in a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Five Kouvot players scored in double figures. Kouvot's coach Antti Hurri allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Monyea Pratt (196-85, college: Stillman, agency: Court Side) produced 16 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists and guard Antwan Scott (188-92, college: Colorado St.) added 24 points respectively for the guests. Defending champion maintains sixth position with 10-12 record. KTP-Basket at the other side dropped to the ninth place with 16 games lost. Kouvot's next round opponent will be BC Nokia (#7) on the road. KTP-Basket will play against Tampereen Pyrinto and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Kouvot: R.Appleby 14+3reb+9ast, T.Hirvonen 13+1reb+3ast, M.Cuffee 11+6reb+2ast, S.Pledger 11+8reb+1ast, A.Saarijarvi 11+1reb, R.Buckles 10+11reb+1ast
KTP Basket: A.Scott 24+2reb+1ast, W.Walker 16+10reb, M.Pratt 16+8reb+8ast, S.Gay 7+10reb, S.Kaukiainen 3+1ast, V.Kopio 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 488034


Lapua - Kataja Basket 94-106

An interesting game for Joensuun Kataja (14-7) which played road game in Lapua against 4th ranked Lapuan Korikobrat (13-11). Third ranked Joensuun Kataja managed to get a 12-point victory 106-94. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Lapuan Korikobrat. The game was mostly controlled by Joensuun Kataja. Lapuan Korikobrat managed to win fourth quarter 30-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Joensuun Kataja made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Canadian guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St.) notched a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 5 assists to lead the effort and American Rion Brown (198-91, college: Miami, FL) supported him with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Joensuun Kataja's coach Greg Gibson used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 24 points and 5 rebounds by American guard Jamal Jones (203-93, college: Texas A&M, agency: Stealth Sport) did not help to save the game for Lapuan Korikobrat. His fellow American import forward Dom Morris (201-90, college: Boston U.) added 19 points and 12 rebounds for the hosts. Four Joensuun Kataja and five Lapuan Korikobrat players scored in double figures. Joensuun Kataja have a solid four-game winning streak. Joensuun Kataja maintains third position with 14-7 record having six points less than leader Helsinki Seagulls. Loser Lapuan Korikobrat dropped to the fifth place with 11 games lost. Joensuun Kataja will meet at home league's second-placed Salon Vilpas in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Lapuan Korikobrat will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kataja Basket: D.Mullings 23+12reb+5ast, J.King 18+3reb, R.Brown 18+6reb+3ast, T.Rannikko 18+1reb+5ast, I.Seppala 13+3reb+1ast, K.Bristol 8+12reb+1ast
Lapua: J.Jones 24+5reb+3ast, D.Morris 19+12reb+1ast, L.Kinnard 19+4reb+1ast, A.Conerly 17+2reb+3ast, D.Williams 10+9reb+3ast, M.Van Andringa 5+1reb
gschID: 488033





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NM1 Round 20: Rueil defeat Orchesien BC in the closest game of the week - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 20 in the NM1 took place in Rueil. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Orchesien BC (11-9) to fourth ranked Rueil (14-6) 77-75 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Rueil looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Karim Gourari (204-89) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks during the contest. Hugo Dumortier (195-93) responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Rueil have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Caen. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with St Vallier. Rueil is looking forward to face Lorient (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play against Vitre (#12) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
NM1 top team - Quimper UJAP (15-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat eighteenth ranked CFBB (0-19) 84-68. The winners were led by Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Kevin Mondesir supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even 16 points and 4 assists by guard Sofiane Briki (190-99) did not help to save the game for CFBB. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quimper UJAP maintains first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Souffel. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Quimper UJAP will play against Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller in the next round which should be an easy win for them. CFBB will play on the road against Gries/Oberhoffen in Bischwiller and hopes to get finally their first victory.
A very close game took place in Challans between Vendee Challans and Lorient. Seventeenth ranked Vendee Challans (8-12) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Lorient (7-13). Vendee Challans managed to escape with a 2-point win 84-82 on Saturday evening. The best player for the winners was Ibrahim Saounera who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Destin Damachoua produced 19 points and 7 rebounds for the guests. Vendee Challans moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with SAP Vaucluse. Lorient lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventeenth position with 13 games lost. Vendee Challans will meet bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in the next round. Lorient will play against Rueil and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Fifteenth-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (7-12) gave a tough game to fifth ranked GET Vosges (13-7) in Golbey. GET Vosges managed to secure only three-point victory 70-67. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gries/Oberhoffen. Steven Ricard orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. GET Vosges have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-7 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth place with 12 games lost. GET Vosges' next round opponent will be Lourdes-Tarbes (#9) at home. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against CFBB (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in Angers where higher ranked Saint Vallier (11-9) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Angers BC (9-11) 89-63 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of Hugo Suhard who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists. Angers BC's coach Vincent Lavandier felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Angers BC moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Angers BC will face Union Rennes (#10) on the road in the next round.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 20: Rennes lost to Vitre on the opponent's court 67-80. Souffel managed to outperform Chartres in a home game 74-69. Caen managed to beat Lourdes on the road 85-76.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 31 points by Steffon Bradford of St Vallier.

Quimper - CFBB 84-68

NM1 top team - Quimper UJAP (15-5) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat eighteenth ranked CFBB (0-19) 84-68. The game was mostly controlled by Quimper UJAP. CFBB was better in fourth quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Quimper UJAP dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to CFBB's 28. They outrebounded CFBB 40-19 including a 29-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. Quimper UJAP players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by CFBB's players. The winners were led by Ukrainian forward Vyacheslav Bobrov (201-92) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Kevin Mondesir (204-91) supported him with 20 points and 5 rebounds. Even 16 points and 4 assists by guard Sofiane Briki (190-99) did not help to save the game for CFBB. Forward Ivan Fevrier (203-99) added 15 points for the guests. CFBB's coach Jean-Aime Toupane rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quimper UJAP maintains first position with 15-5 record, which they share with Souffel. CFBB at the other side still closes the standings. Quimper UJAP will play against Gries/Oberhoffen (#16) in Bischwiller in the next round which should be an easy win for them. CFBB will play on the road against Gries/Oberhoffen in Bischwiller and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
CFBB: S.Briki 16+2reb+4ast, I.Fevrier 15+4reb, T.Maledon 10, T.Bazille 9+7reb, Y.Blanc 8+1reb+4ast, M.Dossou Yovo 6+1reb+3ast
Quimper: K.Mondesir 20+5reb+3ast, V.Bobrov 15+11reb+3ast, M. Hello 13+1reb+1ast, J.Bluntt 13+7reb+2ast, R.Temgoua 8+3reb+4ast, D.Burke 7+6reb+5ast
gschID: 484930


Challans - Lorient 84-82

A very close game took place in Challans between Vendee Challans and Lorient. Seventeenth ranked Vendee Challans (8-12) got a very close home victory over 16th ranked Lorient (7-13). Vendee Challans managed to escape with a 2-point win 84-82 on Saturday evening. Lorient was trailing by 3 points at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 23-20 charge of Vendee Challans, which allowed them to win the game. Vendee Challans outrebounded Lorient 39-28 including 28 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was naturalized Mali point guard Ibrahim Saounera (179-87) who scored 20 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. American center Demarco Cox (203-90, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 9 points and 11 rebounds. Naturalized Central African guard Destin Damachoua (184-86, college: New Orleans) produced 19 points and 7 rebounds and American forward Jared Newson (196-84, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Inception Sports) added 16 points, 7 assists and 5 steals respectively for the guests. Four Lorient players scored in double figures. Vendee Challans moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with SAP Vaucluse. Lorient lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the seventeenth position with 13 games lost. Vendee Challans will meet bottom-ranked CFBB (#18) in the next round. Lorient will play against Rueil and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Lorient: M.Bigote 22+2reb, D.Damachoua 19+7reb+2ast, J.Newson 16+4reb+7ast, M.Craion 15+6reb+4ast, R.Giaimo 6+1reb, M.Oluic 2+4reb
Challans: I.Saounera 20+5reb+5ast, D.Petrovic 17+1reb+1ast, E.Monceau 14+5reb+2ast, D.Gentil 9+4reb+1ast, D.Cox 9+11reb+2ast, J.Barham 6+5reb
gschID: 484933


Vitre - Rennes 80-67

There was a minor upset when 10th ranked Union Rennes (9-11) was defeated on the road by thirteenth ranked Vitre (9-11) 80-67 on Saturday. Union Rennes was trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 2-point lead after three quarters before a 25-10 charge of Vitre, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Yann Siegwarth (180-93) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Guillaume Merie (198-83) who added 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Vitre's coach Zoran Durdevic used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Anthony Hill (204-88, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) responded with 16 points and point guard Johan Rathieuville (178-85) scored 15 points. Four Union Rennes players scored in double figures. Vitre moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams including defeated Union Rennes. Vitre will face higher ranked Orchesien BC (#6) in Orchies in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Rennes: V.Zivkovic 16+1reb, A.Hill 16+4reb+3ast, J.Rathieuville 15+3reb+3ast, D.Davis 11+2reb+1ast, L.Negrobar 7+3reb, J.Sclear 2+4reb
Vitre: Y.Siegwarth 17+6reb+4ast, G.Merie 13+5reb+5ast, M.Claveau 12+1ast, A.Radulovic 9+5reb+5ast, D.Quincy-Jones 7+6reb+4ast, I.Miskovic 6+2reb
gschID: 484934


RAC Basket - Orchies 77-75

The most exciting game of round 20 in the NM1 took place in Rueil. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 6th ranked Orchesien BC (11-9) to fourth ranked Rueil (14-6) 77-75 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Orchesien BC. The hosts trailed by 12 points after first quarter, but they rallied back and won the game by 2 points. Rueil looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Karim Gourari (204-89) who helped to win the game recording 17 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists and American forward Will Felder (201-91, college: Miami, OH, agency: Inception Sports) who added 20 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks during the contest. Hugo Dumortier (195-93) responded with 14 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists and Montenegrin power forward Zarko Rakocevic (204-84, agency: Mansfield and Associates) scored 19 points. Four Orchesien BC players scored in double figures. Rueil have a solid four-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Caen. Orchesien BC at the other side keeps the sixth position with nine games lost. They share it with St Vallier. Rueil is looking forward to face Lorient (#17) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Orchesien BC will play against Vitre (#12) and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Orchies: Z.Rakocevic 19+4reb+1ast, S.Cisse 16+2reb+4ast, H.Dumortier 14+5reb+5ast, A.Racine 12+1ast, M.Simmons 9+11reb+1ast, J.Verbeke 5+2reb+6ast
RAC Basket: W.Felder 20+5reb+4ast, D.Sencanski 18+4reb+2ast, K.Gourari 17+8reb+7ast, J.Bichard 8+3reb+5ast, L.Sambe 7+1reb+3ast, R.Anderson 7+10reb
gschID: 484931


Souffel - Chartres 74-69

Very predictable result when second ranked Souffelweyersheim (15-5) defeated at home 8th ranked UB Chartres (10-10) 74-69 on Saturday. However just five-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But UB Chartres won third quarter 26-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Souffelweyersheim won last quarter 14-10. Worth to mention a great performance of Valentin Correia (192-93) who helped to win the game recording 20 points and DR Congolese-Belgian power forward Ruphin Kayembe (200-92) who added 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) during the contest. Point guard Olivier Romain (180-88) responded with 13 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and American forward Jonathan Mitchell (201-87, college: Rutgers, agency: Inception Sports) scored 14 points and 7 rebounds. Five UB Chartres players scored in double figures. Souffelweyersheim keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Quimper. Loser UB Chartres keeps the eighth place with ten games lost. Souffelweyersheim will face SAP Vaucluse (#15) in Sorgues in the next round which should be an easy win for them. UB Chartres will play at home against Caen (#4) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Chartres: J.Mitchell 14+7reb, O.Romain 13+6reb+8ast, P.Clerence 13+1reb, M.Ruikis 11+3reb, K.Bichard 10+2ast, H.Disy 5+1reb+2ast
Souffel: V.Correia 20+4reb+3ast, F.Harris 16+1reb+1ast, R.Kayembe 15+9reb+2ast, E.Mendy 7+2reb+2ast, J.Delmas 6+4reb+2ast, G.Staniulis 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 484927


Angers BC - St Vallier 89-63

An interesting game took place in Angers where higher ranked Saint Vallier (11-9) was upset on the court of twelfth ranked Angers BC (9-11) 89-63 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Angers BC. Saint Vallier was better in third quarter 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Angers BC forced 29 Saint Vallier turnovers. Saint Vallier was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Hugo Suhard (184-92) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 4 assists and Lithuanian forward Rokas Uzas (202-88) who added 21 points during the contest. Angers BC's coach Vincent Lavandier felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Steffon Bradford (198-77, college: Nebraska) responded with 31 points (on 14-of-17 shooting from the field) and guard Jesse Delhomme (189-85) scored 8 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Angers BC moved-up to tenth place, which they share with 3 other teams. Loser Saint Vallier dropped to the sixth position with nine games lost. Angers BC will face Union Rennes (#10) on the road in the next round.
Top scorers:
St Vallier: S.Bradford 31+3reb, S.Aded Hussein 8+5reb, J.Delhomme 8+6reb+7ast, V.Ateba 6+1reb+2ast, P.Njiba 4+2reb, O.Strong 3+3reb+4ast
Angers BC: R.Uzas 21+1reb+2ast, H.Suhard 17+4reb+4ast, A.Calhoun 13+6reb+2ast, M.Djo Ebala 9+5reb+1ast, J.Douillet 8+4reb, A.Gabsi 6+3reb
gschID: 484935


GET Vosges - Gries/Oberhoffen 70-67

Fifteenth-ranked Gries/Oberhoffen (7-12) gave a tough game to fifth ranked GET Vosges (13-7) in Golbey. GET Vosges managed to secure only three-point victory 70-67. However their fans expected much easier game. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Gries/Oberhoffen. It looked good early as Gries/Oberhoffen took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then GET Vosges had a 18-15 second period charge getting the lead and Gries/Oberhoffen was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 67-70. Swingman Steven Ricard (200-90) orchestrated the victory by scoring 19 points and 7 rebounds. Forward Masse Doumbe (203-87, college: Kaiser) contributed with 12 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Gregg Thondique (201-87, college: Virginia Union, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and Ahmed Doumbia (195-89) added 19 points in the effort for Gries/Oberhoffen. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. GET Vosges have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 13-7 record. Newly promoted Gries/Oberhoffen dropped to the sixteenth place with 12 games lost. GET Vosges' next round opponent will be Lourdes-Tarbes (#9) at home. Gries/Oberhoffen will play against CFBB (#18) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gries/Oberhoffen: A.Doumbia 19+3reb, G.Thondique 16+11reb+2ast, O.Varanauskas 13+5reb+4ast, R.Jakstas 12+5reb+3ast, R.Delar 4+5reb, G.Duro 3+4reb
GET Vosges: S.Ricard 19+7reb, M.Gountas 13+2reb+3ast, M.Doumbe 12+7reb, G.Boucard 11+3reb+3ast, S.Ocokoljic 6+4reb, L.Gigant 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 484932


Lourdes - Caen 76-85

Not a big story in a game when 9th ranked Lourdes-Tarbes (10-10) was defeated at home by fourth ranked Caen (14-6) 85-76 on Friday. The guests trailed by 6 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-76. Caen dominated on the defensive end, holding Lourdes-Tarbes to just 6 points in third quarter. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Cape Verdean swingman B.J. Monteiro (196-90, college: Duquesne) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Mali point guard Ludovic Chelle (183-83) who added 14 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Caen's coach Herve Coudray used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. The former international point guard Xane d'Almeida (181-83) responded with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 7 rebounds and 13 assists and naturalized American guard Jourdan Demuynck (198-90, college: Prairie View A&M, agency: HMS) scored 21 points and 5 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Caen have an impressive five-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with RAC Basket. Loser Lourdes-Tarbes dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Caen will face UB Chartres (#8) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Lourdes-Tarbes will play against GET Vosges in Golbey and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Lourdes: J.Demuynck 21+5reb+2ast, F.Bondron 17+4reb+2ast, M.Kazonas 13+3reb+1ast, X.d'Almeida 12+7reb+13ast, M.Virbalas 8+6reb, A.Imhoff 3
Caen: B.Monteiro 21+5reb+2ast, L.Chelle 14+6reb+2ast, S.Cape 13+5reb+2ast, M.Diarra 11+8reb, B.Pope 9+2reb+2ast, T.Cornely 8+7reb+2ast
gschID: 484929





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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 29: ALBA - Giessen 46ers 85-84
Jan. 29: Fraport SKY - Walter Tigers 84-64
Jan. 29: Bremerhaven - Jena 83-82
Jan. 28: Braunschweig - EWE Baskets 76-83
Jan. 29: Ludwigsburg - Bayreuth 76-79
Jan. 29: Vechta - Brose Bask. 68-96
Jan. 28: Goettingen - Ratiopharm 63-94
Jan. 28: Wuerzburg - B.Muenchen 63-68

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 4: EWE Baskets - Bremerhaven
Feb. 4: Ratiopharm - Bayreuth
Feb. 4: B.Muenchen - Fraport SKY
Feb. 4: Giessen 46ers - Goettingen
Feb. 4: Jena - Braunschweig
Feb. 5: Telekom Bsk - ALBA
Feb. 5: Walter Tigers - Vechta
Feb. 5: Brose Bask. - Wuerzburg


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm18.9 
 2. Knight, Jena18.4 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.8 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.5 
 6. Thompson, Telekom .16.3 
 7. Qvale, EWE Baskets16.3 
 8. Paulding, EWE B.15.3 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.2 
 10. Odum, Wuerzburg15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.6 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. McGhee, Walter T.7.2 
 5. Knight, Jena6.9 
 6. Cooley, Ludwigsb.6.9 
 7. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 8. Standharding., Vec.6.8 
 9. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.7 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.4 
 5. Odum, Wuerzburg6.2 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.1 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen4.9 
 10. Hulls, Bremerhaven4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.7 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.3 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 5. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 7. Stewart, Walter T.1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.7 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Geoffrey GROSELLE
  Braunsch.
  (212-C-93)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Groselle, Braunsch.1.4 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Theis, Brose Bask.1.2 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 
 9. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 10. Melli, Brose Bask.0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 18-2 
 2. Crailsheim 16-4 
 3. Kirchheim 15-5 
 4. Chemnitz 14-5 
 5. Hanau 12-7 
 6. Heidelberg 12-8 
 7. Oettinger R. 10-10 
 8. Trier 10-10 
 9. Koeln Rh.Stars 10-10 
 10. Uni Baskets 9-11 
 11. Hamburg 8-12 
 12. Nuernberg 7-13 
 13. Ehingen 6-14 
 14. Baunach 5-14 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-15 
 16. Dresden 2-19 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: Kirchheim - Oettinger R. 92-91
Jan. 29: Ehingen - Nuernberg 91-83
Jan. 28: Trier - Crailsheim 85-88
Jan. 28: Uni Baskets - ETB Wohnbau 83-82
Jan. 29: Heidelberg - MBC 73-79
Jan. 29: Dresden - Koeln Rh.Stars 71-72
Jan. 28: Hanau - Hamburg 64-51
Jan. 28: Baunach - Chemnitz 48-67

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 3: MBC - Hanau
Feb. 3: Trier - Chemnitz
Feb. 4: Dresden - Nuernberg
Feb. 4: Oettinger R. - Heidelberg
Feb. 4: ETB Wohnbau - Baunach
Feb. 4: Crailsheim - Ehingen
Feb. 4: Hamburg - Uni Baskets
Feb. 8: Koeln Rh.Stars - Kirchheim

Round 16

Feb. 8: Baunach - Hanau

Round 23

Feb. 1: Crailsheim - Koeln Rh.Stars


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 20.1
 1. Alexander, ETB W.20.1 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.2 
 3. Pinkins, Hanau18.6 
 4. Nikolic, Baunach18.3 
 5. Watkins, Nuernberg18.2 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.5 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC15.8 
 9. Spearman, Trier15.8 
 10. Moore, Ehingen15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Kratzer, Baunach13.1 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Oppland, Nuernberg8.4 
 4. Thompson, ETB W.8.0 
 5. Jahn, Ehingen7.9 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.2 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.2 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.0 
 9. Wild, Hanau6.7 
 10. Williams, Kirchheim6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.4 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.2 
 3. Moore, Ehingen5.9 
 4. Williams, Koeln R.5.6 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz5.5 
 6. Adams, Uni Baskets5.4 
 7. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 8. Watkins, Nuernberg5.3 
 9. Vest, Uni Baskets5.3 
 10. Zazai, MBC5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.7 
 3. White, Heidelberg2.5 
 4. Adams, Uni Baskets2.4 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz2.3 
 6. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.3 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.1 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 9. Hewitt, Koeln R.1.9 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. White, Heidelberg1.6 
 4. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 5. Grim, Uni Baskets1.4 
 6. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 7. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Fraser, Ehingen1.2 
 10. Heyden, Heidelberg1.1 


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 12-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 12-5 
 3. Oldenburg 12-5 
 4. Bochum 11-6 
 5. Iserlohn 11-6 
 6. Schalke 8-9 
 7. Itzehoe 8-9 
 8. Rist Wedel 7-10 
 9. Rostock 7-10 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 6-11 
 11. Stahnsdorf 5-12 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-14 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 13-4 
 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 7-10 
 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. 29: Bochum - Itzehoe 87-81
Jan. 29: Wolfenbuettel - Recklinghausen 86-77
Jan. 29: Stahnsdorf - Oldenburg 75-83
Jan. 28: Bernau - Rostock 65-52
Jan. 29: Rist Wedel - Art.Dragons 64-68

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 89-86
Jan. 30: FC Bayern II - Weissenhorn


Jamarr Sanders (ex Grissin Bon RE) agreed terms with Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) inked 29-year old American guard Jamarr Sanders (193-95kg-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played recently at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italian Serie A. The last season Sanders played at Dolomiti Energia Trento (also in Serie A) where in 23 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Sanders also played 18 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Sanders has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas) and D-League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas19.6 
 2. Karaboulas, Faros18.1 
 3. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.7 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos16.5 
 5. Rubio, Doukas15.3 
 6. Redikas, Arkadikos15.2 
 7. Gagaloudis, Iraklis14.9 
 8. Martzos, Ethnikos14.8 
 9. Macheras, Ethnikos14.4 
 10. Liakopoulos, Faros14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.2 
 2. Rubio, Doukas8.9 
 3. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.4 
 4. Lolas, Irakleio8.3 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.8.1 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko6.7 
 7. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.7 
 8. Koutroulias, Holargos6.4 
 9. Alihodzic, Panionios6.2 
 10. Prodromou, Arkad.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.8 
 2. Milosevic, Holargos6.6 
 3. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.1 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 6. Mazurczak, Kavala4.8 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.8 
 8. Koukas, Doukas4.8 
 9. Redikas, Arkadikos4.6 
 10. Karydas, Panionios4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Etinosa EREVBENAGIE
  Kavala
  (186-G-95)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.3 
 2. Nikou, Psyhiko2.0 
 3. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 4. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.7 
 5. Prodromou, Arkad.1.6 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.1.6 
 7. Milosevic, Holargos1.6 
 8. Naoumis, Arkadikos1.5 
 9. Oikonomopoul., Ethni.1.4 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.5 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.5 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.8 
 5. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.8 
 6. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 7. Koutroulias, Holargos0.8 
 8. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko0.7 
 9. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 10. Melissaratos, Panio.0.7 



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  HOLLAND  

Standings - Eredivisie

Eredivisie Standings
 1. Groningen 16-1 
 2. Zwolle 12-5 
 3. Leiden 11-6 
 4. Dukes UDB 8-9 
 5. Rotterdam 7-10 
 6. Amsterdam 7-10 
 7. Leeuwarden 6-11 
 8. Weert 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 28: Groningen - Amsterdam 82-52
Jan. 28: Weert - Rotterdam 76-78
Jan. 26: Leeuwarden - Leiden 70-97
Jan. 28: Dukes UDB - Zwolle 61-74

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Zwolle - Leeuwarden
Feb. 4: Groningen - Dukes UDB
Feb. 4: Amsterdam - Rotterdam
Feb. 4: Leiden - Weert


Standings - Promotie Divisie

Prom.Divisie Standings
 1. Grasshoppers 11-1 
 2. Lions 11-3 
 3. Lokomotief 9-4 
 4. De Groene 7-4 
 5. Groningen 7-5 
 6. Leiden 2 7-7 
 7. Red Giants 7-7 
 8. CobraNova 6-8 
 9. New Stars 5-7 
 10. Black Eagles 4-7 
 11. Punch 2-10 
 12. De Hoppers 0-13 

Regular Season: Round 14

Jan. 28: Lokomotief - Red Giants 98-69
Jan. 29: De Groene - De Hoppers 75-40
Jan. 29: Lions - Black Eagles 70-66
Jan. 28: Groningen - Leiden 2 64-67
Jan. 29: New Stars - CobraNova 61-74

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 4: Groningen - Lions
Feb. 4: Leiden 2 - New Stars
Feb. 4: CobraNova - Punch
Feb. 4: Grasshoppers - De Groene
Feb. 4: De Hoppers - Lokomotief
Feb. 4: Red Giants - Black Eagles


Eredivisie Round 17: Rotterdam edge Weert by two points - by Eurobasket News

Eighth-ranked Weert (1-16) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Rotterdam (7-10) on Saturday. The visitors from Rotterdam managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 30-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Rotterdam made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Weert helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) who scored 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. His fellow American import guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. point guard Kasper Averink (183-93) produced 17 points for the hosts. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rotterdam moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Amsterdam. Weert lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Rotterdam is looking forward to face Amsterdam (#6) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Leiden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Den Bosch. Second ranked Zwolle faced 4th placed Dukes UDB. Guests from Zwolle (12-5) defeated host Dukes UDB (8-9) 74-61. American guard J.T. Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Clayton Vette contributed with 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Steve McWhorter (188-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists for Dukes UDB. Dukes UDB's coach Sander van der Holst tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Zwolle maintains second place with 12-5 record having four points less than leader Groningen. Dukes UDB at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Zwolle will play against Leeuwarden (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Dukes UDB will play against the league's leader Groningen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Leader Groningen delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Amsterdam (7-10) 82-52. Chase Fieler stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Aaron Roye responded with 19 points and 5 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. Groningen (16-1) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. Loser Amsterdam keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Rotterdam. Groningen will meet at home Dukes UDB (#4) in the next round. Amsterdam will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Leeuwarden supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Leiden (11-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Leeuwarden (6-11). Leiden smashed Leeuwarden 97-70. The game was dominated by American players. Daviyon Draper nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side. Leiden maintains third place with 11-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Leeuwarden at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Leiden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Weert (#8) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. Leeuwarden will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle and hope to win that game.

Groningen - Amsterdam 82-52

Leader Groningen delivered the sixteenth victory on Saturday night. This time they crushed 5th ranked Amsterdam (7-10) 82-52. The game was mostly controlled by Groningen. Amsterdam managed to win second period 24-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Amsterdam to just 6 points in first quarter. Groningen dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to Amsterdam's 14. Groningen forced 20 Amsterdam turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. American forward Chase Fieler (203-92, college: FGCU) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and his fellow American import swingman Jason Dourisseau (196-83, college: Nebraska) chipped in 11 points and 4 assists. Four Groningen players scored in double figures. The former international point guard Aaron Roye (184-88) responded with 19 points and 5 assists and Surinamese Sergio de Randamie (201-84, college: Houston) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Groningen (16-1) have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. Defending champion maintains first place. Loser Amsterdam keeps the fifth position with ten games lost. They share it with Rotterdam. Groningen will meet at home Dukes UDB (#4) in the next round. Amsterdam will play against Rotterdam and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Amsterdam: A.Roye 19+4reb+5ast, S.de Randamie 12+11reb+2ast, S.Mulder 8+1reb, J.Markusse 5+1reb, H.Kherrazi 4+5reb, M.Bruining 3+3reb+2ast
Groningen: C.Fieler 13+12reb+2ast, J.Dourisseau 11+3reb+4ast, S.Cunningham 11+5reb+2ast, A.Slagter 11+5reb+2ast, D.Pasalic 9+3reb+1ast, A.Smith 8+4reb
gschID: 477718


Dukes UDB - Zwolle 61-74

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Den Bosch. Second ranked Zwolle faced 4th placed Dukes UDB. Guests from Zwolle (12-5) defeated host Dukes UDB (8-9) 74-61. It looked good early as Dukes UDB took a 6-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Zwolle had a 14-5 second period charge getting the lead and Dukes UDB was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 61-74. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Dukes UDB to just 5 points in second quarter. American guard J.T. Tiller (188-88, college: Missouri) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). His fellow American import center Clayton Vette (202-88, college: Winona St.) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American guard Steve McWhorter (188-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) answered with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international forward Ralf Pagter Ralf (200-89) added 9 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Dukes UDB. Dukes UDB's coach Sander van der Holst tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Zwolle maintains second place with 12-5 record having four points less than leader Groningen. Dukes UDB at the other side keeps the fourth position with nine games lost. Zwolle will play against Leeuwarden (#7) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Dukes UDB will play against the league's leader Groningen and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Dukes UDB: S.McWhorter 15+6reb+5ast, J.Watts 9+5reb+3ast, R.Pagter Ralf 9+7reb+2ast, S.Wessels 8+4reb+3ast, C.Mitchell 6+8reb+2ast, M.Bouwknecht 5+2reb+2ast
Zwolle: J.Tiller 23+7reb+4ast, C.Vette 19+11reb+1ast, J.Yoho 10+7reb+2ast, O.Schaftenaar 9+7reb+1ast, N.Oudendag 8+3reb, M.Schilder 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 477717


Weert - Rotterdam 76-78

Eighth-ranked Weert (1-16) made lots of trouble for sixth ranked Rotterdam (7-10) on Saturday. The visitors from Rotterdam managed to secure only two-point victory 78-76. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 7 points at the halftime before their 30-17 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Rotterdam made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. 24 personal fouls committed by Weert helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was American guard La'Shard Anderson (185-89, college: Boise St.) who scored 34 points (!!!), 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 7 steals. His fellow American import guard Jermaine Marshall (193-90, college: Arizona St.) chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds. Point guard Kasper Averink (183-93) produced 17 points and guard Jeroen van Vugt (192-91) added 13 points and 5 rebounds respectively for the hosts. Weert's coach Radenko Varagic rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Rotterdam moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Amsterdam. Weert lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 16 games lost. Rotterdam is looking forward to face Amsterdam (#6) on the road in the next round. Weert will play against Leiden and is hoping to prove to their supporters that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Weert: K.Averink 17+2reb+2ast, J.van Vugt 13+5reb+1ast, M.Van Tongeren 10+2reb+2ast, D.Halman 9+5reb, A.Eduardo 7+4reb+1ast, J.Padberg 6+3reb
Rotterdam: L.Anderson 34+7reb+5ast, J.Marshall 12+5reb+1ast, L.Steijn 10+7reb, C.Stolk 9+2reb, R.Krabbendam 7+6reb, T.Theeuwkens 4+4reb+2ast
gschID: 477716


Leeuwarden - Leiden 70-97

The game in Leeuwarden supposed to be also worth to mention about. Third ranked Leiden (11-6) played at the court of 6th ranked Leeuwarden (6-11). Leiden smashed Leeuwarden 97-70. The game was mostly controlled by Leiden. Leeuwarden was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Leiden dominated down low during the game scoring 58 of its points in the paint compared to Leeuwarden's 28. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 15 passes made by Leeuwarden's players. The game was dominated by American players. Forward Daviyon Draper (201-94, college: FIU) nailed a double-double by scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds for the winning side and point guard Jonathan Lee (188-90, college: Northeastern, agency: Court Side) accounted for 12 points, 7 rebounds and 9 assists. Five Leiden players scored in double figures. Guard Jordan Gregory (188-92, college: Montana) came up with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Denton Koon (203-92, college: Hofstra, agency: Court Side) added 15 points and 11 rebounds respectively for Leeuwarden in the defeat. Leiden maintains third place with 11-6 record having five points less than leader Groningen. Leeuwarden at the other side dropped to the seventh position with 11 games lost. Leiden's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Weert (#8) at home which should be theoretically another easy game. Leeuwarden will play against the league's second-placed Zwolle and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Leeuwarden: J.Gregory 19+6reb+4ast, D.Koon 15+11reb+2ast, T.Tonjann 12+6reb, D.Hope 8+2reb+4ast, G.Marshall 7+2reb+5ast, L.Peterson 7+1reb
Leiden: D.Draper 19+10reb+2ast, T.Koenis 15+10reb+2ast, R.Jansen 14+1reb+9ast, J.Lee 12+7reb+9ast, M.Kherrazi 12+2reb+2ast, F.Versteegh 11+4reb
gschID: 477719





Prom.Divisie Round 14: Leiden 2 edge Groningen by three points - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 14 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Groningen. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Groningen (7-5) to seventh ranked Leiden 2 (7-7) 67-64 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Groningen. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants. Newly promoted Groningen dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Leiden 2 is looking forward to face New Stars (#9) in Nieuwegein in the next round. Groningen will play at home against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) and is hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-40 loss to seventh ranked De Groene (7-4) in Groningen. De Groene moved-up to fourth place. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. De Groene will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it may be the game of the week. De Hoppers will play at home against Lokomotief (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.

Rest of the games of round 14 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
CobraNova defeated New Stars in Leidschendam 74-61. Lions beat Black Eagles at home 70-66. Red Giants were destroyed by Lokomotief on the opponent's court 98-69.

De Groene - De Hoppers 75-40

Bottom-ranked De Hoppers (0-13) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 75-40 loss to seventh ranked De Groene (7-4) in Groningen. De Groene moved-up to fourth place. De Hoppers at the other side still closes the standings with 13 games lost. De Groene will play against league's leader Grasshoppers in Katwijk in the next round and it may be the game of the week. De Hoppers will play at home against Lokomotief (#3) and hope to get finally their first victory.
gschID: 477844


New Stars - CobraNova 61-74

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Nieuwegein where 8th ranked New Stars (5-7) were defeated by ninth ranked CobraNova (6-8) 74-61. CobraNova moved-up to eighth place. Newly promoted New Stars dropped to the ninth position with seven games lost. CobraNova will play against Punch (#11) in Delft in the next round. New Stars will play on the road against Leiden 2 and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 477846


Lions - Black Eagles 70-66

No shocking result in a game in Landsmeer where second ranked Lions (11-3) defeated 10th ranked Black Eagles (4-7) 70-66. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Lions maintains second position with 11-3 record having just two point less than leader Grasshoppers. Black Eagles lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with seven games lost. Lions will play against Groningen (#5) on the road in the next round. Black Eagles will play against Red Giants (#7) in Meppel and hope to get back on the winning track.
gschID: 477842


Groningen - Leiden 2 64-67

The most exciting game of round 14 in the Prom.Divisie took place in Groningen. This derby game ended with only three-point home defeat of one of their biggest challengers Groningen (7-5) to seventh ranked Leiden 2 (7-7) 67-64 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Groningen. Leiden 2 moved-up to sixth place, which they share with Red Giants. Newly promoted Groningen dropped to the fifth position with five games lost. Leiden 2 is looking forward to face New Stars (#9) in Nieuwegein in the next round. Groningen will play at home against the league's second-placed Lions (#2) and is hoping to win this game.
gschID: 477847


Lokomotief - Red Giants 98-69

Rather expected game in Rijswijk where 5th ranked Red Giants (7-7) were rolled over by third ranked Lokomotief (9-4) 98-69. Lokomotief have a solid three-game winning streak. Newly promoted Lokomotief maintains third position with 9-4 record having just one point less than leader Grasshoppers. Red Giants at the other side dropped to the sixth place with seven games lost. They share the position with Leiden 2. Lokomotief will play against bottom-ranked De Hoppers (#12) in Hoom in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Red Giants will play at home against Black Eagles (#10) and hope to get back on the winning track.
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Interview with Will Walker - by Serafim Karaiskakis

Will Walker (183-PG-87, college: De Paul) former player of PVSK Pannonpower Pecs (Hungary-A Division) gave an interview:

Why you decided to be a pro player.

I have always loved the game and it has always been my dream, since a kid, to be a pro player.

There are many players without a job fighting for the same spots, how hard is to wait for your ideal offer and not take the first that comes up considering that the next one may not come soon.

This business is a very hard one that you have to be very patient but also smart in deciding on a job. I have been in situations like in the 2011-2012 season I was working out very hard everyday and a job just never came. It was a very difficult year for me but it also taught me a lot about being patient but also didn't stop me from working on my game. It seems like the job market gets tougher every year for players so finding the perfect job is usually not the mindset to carry. I have been in a situation a couple years ago to sign a good job in Romania but passed because I thought something better was coming but didn't and i ended up in a situation that wasn't as good. It was a learning experience for me though and I believe everything happens for a reason so I can't regret these situations.

Which was the best game you had in your career so far?

I think it is a tie for my best pro game so far. I had a game in Bulgaria 3 years ago where I had a triple double against Cherno More. But i also feel my game against Kormend 2 years ago where I had 36 points 6 rebounds and 6 assists is also up there for my best so far.

Tell us your strong point and your weakness in your game.

I feel like the strong point of my game is my way of being able to adapt to what type of player I need to be considering the team's structure. I can be a true point guard, if needed, but i can also be a scoring point guard as well.

Which player was the hardest opponent to play against?

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A Division Round 15: Leader Alba loses to Falco KC - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Alba (12-3) recorded its third loss in Szombathely on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Falco KC (9-6) 89-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Alba. The game without a history. Falco KC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Alba to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Falco KC made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Alba's players. The best player for the winners was international guard Benedek Varadi (195-95) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Falco KC moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szolnok and Kaposvari. Alba at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Falco KC is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vasas (#14) in Budapest in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Alba will play at home against MAFC (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kormend (10-5) against seventh ranked Kaposvari (9-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Kormend was defeated by Kaposvari in Kaposvar 77-66. It was a good game for American forward Malik Cooke (201-89, college: S.Carolina, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Winsome Frazier contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Guinea-Bissau point guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTRGV) answered with 16 points and 4 assists for Kormend. Kaposvari moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szolnok and Falco KC. Kormend at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with ZTE KK. Kaposvari will play against Jaszberenyi (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kormend will play against PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game in Szeged supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked PVSK Pannon (8-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Szedeak (8-7). Szedeak smashed PVSK Pannon 101-62 on Saturday. It was a great evening for Nenad Sulovic who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. The best for the losing side was Chris Smith with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. PVSK Pannon's coach Ferenc Csirke gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Szedeak moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated PVSK Pannon. PVSK Pannon lost fourth consecutive game. Szedeak will meet KTE-Duna (#10) in the next round. PVSK Pannon will play against the league's second-placed Kormend where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.

Other games of round 15 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
KTE-Duna was crushed by Szolnok in Szolnok 88-61. MAFC was beaten by Atomeromu at home 68-81. Bottom-ranked Vasas lost to ZTE KK on the opponent's court 81-97. Sopron KC outscored Jaszberenyi in a home game 99-62.

Szolnok - KTE-Duna 88-61

There was no surprise when 9th ranked KTE-Duna (7-8) was crushed on the road by fourth ranked Szolnok (9-6) 88-61 on Saturday. Szolnok looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Croatian center Luksa Andric (208-85, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. International power forward Janos Eilingsfeld (198-91) helped adding 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Szolnok players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was naturalized Serbian forward Tomislav Ivosev (204-90, agency: 011 Sports) with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds and Serbian center Kemal Karahodzic (210-89) scored 13 points. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Szolnok have a solid series of three victories in a row. Defending champion maintains fourth place with 9-6 record, which they share with Falco KC and Kaposvari. Loser KTE-Duna keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. They share it with Sopron KC. Szolnok will meet higher ranked ZTE KK (#3) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. KTE-Duna will play against Szedeak (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Szolnok: N.Pavlicevic 16+6ast, J.Eilingsfeld 14+9reb+1ast, L.Andric 13+7reb+5ast, D.Vojvoda 12+5reb+2ast, M.Borisov 12+8reb+1ast, K.Wittmann 8+1reb+1ast
KTE-Duna: K.Karahodzic 13+4reb+1ast, M.Pongo 10+2reb+1ast, T.Ivosev 10+11reb+3ast, L.Dobos 9+4reb+1ast, G.Hegedus 8+3reb, M.Djukanovic 7+3reb+4ast
gschID: 498039


MAFC - Atomeromu 68-81

The game between closely ranked teams ended with twelfth ranked Atomeromu's (5-10) road victory over 13th ranked MAFC (3-12) 81-68 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Atomeromu. MAFC managed to win second period 16-12. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Atomeromu looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. It was a great evening for American power forward Matt Tiby (203-92, college: Wisc.-Milwaukee) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds. Lithuanian guard Laurynas Samenas (192-88) helped adding 23 points and 6 rebounds. Four Atomeromu players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Deville Smith (183-91, college: Tenn-Martin, agency: Two Points) with 18 points and 9 assists and Indian-Canadian forward Robbie Sihota (201-87) scored 16 points and 6 rebounds. Atomeromu moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with Jaszberenyi. Loser MAFC keeps the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. They share it with Vasas. Atomeromu will meet at home higher ranked Sopron KC (#9) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. MAFC will play against the league's leader Alba (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Atomeromu: L.Samenas 23+6reb+3ast, M.Tiby 21+15reb+3ast, L.Gilbert 14+10reb+2ast, P.Hill Jr. 11+1reb+7ast, T.Will 6+3reb+1ast, A.Kovacs 3+3reb+7ast
MAFC: D.Smith 18+2reb+9ast, R.Sihota 16+6reb+2ast, L.Misek 15+2reb+1ast, L.Polyak 7+2reb, M.Poscic 6+9reb, A.Kovacs 4+7reb+4ast
gschID: 498037


Szedeak - PVSK Pannon 101-62

The game in Szeged supposed to be also quite interesting. 6th ranked PVSK Pannon (8-7) played at the court of eighth ranked Szedeak (8-7). Szedeak smashed PVSK Pannon 101-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Szedeak led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 62 of its points in the paint compared to PVSK Pannon's 40. Szedeak looked well-organized offensively handing out 33 assists comparing to just 16 passes made by PVSK Pannon's players. It was a great evening for Serbian center Nenad Sulovic (202-85, agency: BeoBasket) who led his team to a victory scoring 22 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals. Bulgarian Ivan Lilov (194-88, agency: Two Points) helped adding 20 points and 11 assists. Five Szedeak players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American guard Chris Smith (193-94, college: Utah St., agency: Three Eye Sports) with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and power forward Tamas Harazin (206-85) scored 17 points (on 8-of-9 shooting from the field). PVSK Pannon's coach Ferenc Csirke gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Szedeak moved-up to seventh place, which they share with defeated PVSK Pannon. PVSK Pannon lost fourth consecutive game. Szedeak will meet KTE-Duna (#10) in the next round. PVSK Pannon will play against the league's second-placed Kormend where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Szedeak: N.Sulovic 22+7reb+5ast, I.Lilov 20+2reb+11ast, M.Boltic 15+3reb+8ast, A.Ciric 12+3reb+2ast, A.Revesz 12+4reb+1ast, L.Juhos 11+8reb+2ast
PVSK Pannon: C.Smith 20+10reb+1ast, T.Harazin 17+3reb+1ast, C.Antoni 5+1reb+3ast, O.Biro 5+4reb+1ast, A.Nelson 4+2reb+2ast, Z.Supola 4+1ast
gschID: 498043


ZTE KK - Vasas 97-81

Very expected game in Zalaegerszeg where 14th ranked Vasas (3-12) were defeated by third ranked ZTE KK (10-5) 97-81 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by ZTE KK. Vasas managed to win second period 22-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. It was a great evening for American guard Julian Norfleet (188-91, college: Mt.St.Mary's) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 rebounds. American-Puerto Rican point guard Emanuel Ubilla (188-86, college: Fair Dickinson, agency: Court Side) helped adding 18 points and 7 assists. The best for the losing side was American forward A.J. Pacher (208-92, college: Wright St.) with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 12 rebounds and Canadian power forward Ryan Wright (206-87, college: Oklahoma) scored 16 points and 7 rebounds. Five ZTE KK and four Vasas players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. ZTE KK moved-up to second place, which they share with Kormend. Newly promoted Vasas stay at the bottom position with 12 games lost. They share it with MAFC. ZTE KK will meet at home Szolnok (#5) in the next round. Vasas will play against Falco KC (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
ZTE KK: J.Norfleet 19+6reb+3ast, E.Ubilla 18+3reb+7ast, A.Drungilas 15+7reb+1ast, S.Benke 12+1reb+2ast, M.Mohacsi 11+5reb, B.Kerpel-Fronius 11+3reb+2ast
Vasas: R.Wright 16+7reb+1ast, A.Pacher 15+12reb+1ast, S.Thompson 11+2reb+1ast, A.Horvath 11+4reb+2ast, P.Farago 9+2reb, R.Taylor 9+1reb+8ast
gschID: 498042


Sopron KC - Jaszberenyi 99-62

The game between closely ranked teams ended with tenth ranked Sopron KC's (7-8) home victory over 11th ranked Jaszberenyi (5-10) 99-62 on Saturday. The game without a history. Sopron KC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Jaszberenyi's 26. They outrebounded Jaszberenyi 45-28 including a 31-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Sopron KC looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 7 passes made by Jaszberenyi's players. It was a great evening for the former international Gergely Toth (206-89, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory scoring 16 points and 5 rebounds. American guard Anthony Myles (196-92, college: Rider) helped adding 15 points and 6 rebounds. Four Sopron KC players scored in double figures. Sopron KC's coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The best for the losing side was Serbian Andrija Bojic (207-93, agency: BeoBasket) with 13 points and 6 rebounds and Serbian power forward Svetozar Stamenkovic (206-90) scored 13 points and 5 steals. Sopron KC moved-up to ninth place, which they share with KTE-Duna. Loser Jaszberenyi keeps the eleventh position with ten games lost. They share it with Atomeromu. Sopron KC will meet Atomeromu (#12) in the next round. Jaszberenyi will play against Kaposvari and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Sopron KC: G.Toth 16+5reb+3ast, A.Myles 15+6reb+3ast, M.Spica 13+6reb+1ast, B.Johnson 13+5reb+6ast, A.Rujak 8+4reb+6ast, O.Kantor 8
Jaszberenyi: A.Bojic 13+6reb+1ast, S.Stamenkovic 13+4reb+1ast, B.Williams 12+2reb+1ast, B.Arrington 9+3reb+3ast, B.Bazso 7+3reb, A.Brbaklic 5+8reb
gschID: 498041


Falco KC - Alba 89-61

Top ranked Alba (12-3) recorded its third loss in Szombathely on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by fifth ranked Falco KC (9-6) 89-61. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Alba. The game without a history. Falco KC led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Alba to just 7 points in fourth quarter. Falco KC made 21-of-23 free shots (91.3 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 13 passes made by Alba's players. The best player for the winners was international guard Benedek Varadi (195-95) who scored 23 points and 4 assists. Belarusian-Russian Aliaksandr Pustahvar (202-85) chipped in 21 points and 5 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). At the other side the best for losing team was the former international power forward Peter Lorant (206-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who recorded 22 points and 5 rebounds and American forward Winston Shepard (203-93, college: San Diego St., agency: Diamond Sports) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Falco KC moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szolnok and Kaposvari. Alba at the other side still keeps top position with three games lost. Falco KC is looking forward to face bottom-ranked Vasas (#14) in Budapest in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Alba will play at home against MAFC (#13) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Falco KC: B.Varadi 23+4reb+4ast, A.Pustahvar 21+5reb+1ast, I.Zigeranovic 13+6reb+2ast, D.Govens 9+2reb+11ast, N.Toth 8+1reb+1ast, D.Barham 5+2reb+2ast
Alba: P.Lorant 22+5reb+2ast, W.Shepard 11+4reb+6ast, B.Taylor 10+2reb+1ast, J.Edwards 7+2reb+3ast, A.Keller 4+4reb, I.Keller 4+4reb
gschID: 498040


Kaposvari - Kormend 77-66

Very important is a road loss of second ranked Kormend (10-5) against seventh ranked Kaposvari (9-6) on Saturday night. Visiting Kormend was defeated by Kaposvari in Kaposvar 77-66. Kormend was tied at the half but could not keep up in last two quarters eventually losing the game. It was a good game for American forward Malik Cooke (201-89, college: S.Carolina, agency: Inception Sports) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 7 rebounds. His fellow American import swingman Winsome Frazier (193-82, college: Mississippi St., agency: Interperformances) contributed with 9 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American-Guinea-Bissau point guard Perry Petty (185-88, college: UTRGV) answered with 16 points and 4 assists and American guard Sterling Gibbs (188-92, college: Connecticut, agency: Interperformances) added 15 points in the effort for Kormend. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Kaposvari moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Szolnok and Falco KC. Kormend at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. They share it with ZTE KK. Kaposvari will play against Jaszberenyi (#11) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Kormend will play against PVSK Pannon (#8) in Pecs and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Kaposvari: M.Cooke 18+7reb, R.Hendlein 17+7reb, K.Simms 11+9reb+1ast, J.Wisseh 10+2reb+6ast, W.Frazier 9+10reb+5ast, G.Baki 6+1reb
Kormend: P.Petty 16+3reb+4ast, S.Gibbs 15+4reb+1ast, T.Allen 11+5reb+1ast, L.Smith Jr. 10+2reb+1ast, B.Horti 5+2reb, J.Loveridge 5+4reb+1ast
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Best players of Icelandic Dominos League round 15 - by Eurobasket News

Nigerian-American Anthony Odunsi (193-G-92) had a very impressive game in the last round for league's second-best Stjarnan and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 15.
The 24-year old guard had the game-high 28 points adding nine rebounds and four assists for Stjarnan in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Keflavik (#7, 7-8) 106-103. Stjarnan maintains the 2nd position in Icelandic Dominos League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Stjarnan will need more victories to improve their 11-4 record. Odunsi just recently signed at Stjarnan, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Anthony Odunsi averages just after three games 22.3ppg and 7.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 27-year old British swingman Chris Caird (198-F/G-89, agency: Interperformances) of Tindastoll. Caird impressed basketball fans with 39 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Bad luck as Tindastoll lost that game 86-92 to the lower-ranked Njardvik (#9, 7-8). This loss caused Tindastoll to drop to 3rd position in the standings. His team's 10-5 record is not bad at all. Caird is a newcomer at Tindastoll and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Amin Stevens (203-F-90) of Keflavik (#7). Stevens scored 28 points and grabbed seventeen rebounds (!!!). Despite Stevens' great performance Keflavik lost 103-106 to the higher-ranked Stjarnan (#2, 11-4). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Keflavik ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 8 games, recording just seven victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Stevens could help Keflavik to bring them higher in the standings. Stevens has a great season in Iceland. After 15 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 30.6ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 15.7rpg (#1 in league). He also has 2.1spg and FGP: 61.8%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Tryggvi Hlinason (215-C-97) of Thor AK - 15 points and 14 rebounds
5. Tobin Carberry (193-G-91) of Thor Thorl - 21 points, 14 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Christian Covile (193-G-93) of Snaefell - 30 points and 11 rebounds
7. Matthias Sigurdarson (180-PG-94) of IR - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 7 assists
8. Hordur Vilhjalmsson (194-G-88) of Keflavik - 23 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists
9. Pavel Ermolinskij (202-G-87) of KR - 8 points, 11 rebounds and 13 assists
10. Hlynur Baeringsson (200-F/C-82) of Stjarnan - 14 points, 18 rebounds and 5 assists

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



Icelandic D1 round 19 best performance: Collin Pryor - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Collin Pryor (200-F-90, agency: Mansfield and Associates) had a great game in the last round for second-ranked Fjolnir, receiving a Eurobasket.com D1 Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 26-year old player had a double-double of 28 points and 16 rebounds, while his team The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Fjolnir maintains the 2nd position in Icelandic D1. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Fjolnir will need to avoid more loses keep or improve their 13-4 record. In the team's last game Pryor had a remarkable 56.3% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Fjolnir and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Northern St. University star has very solid stats this year. Pryor is in league's top in points (9th best: 21.1ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 12.8rpg) and averages impressive 56.5% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old American Aaron Moss (185-G, agency: Duran International) of league's leader Hottur. Moss had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 14 rebounds. Of course he led Hottur to another comfortable win 87-70 over slightly lower-ranked Fjolnir (#2, 13-4) being unquestionably team leader. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. Hottur consolidated its place in the very top position of the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 15-1 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Moss is a newcomer at Hottur, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 23.6ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 12.8rpg and 9.1apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Urald King (198-F-90) of Valur (#3). King scored 18 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was a key player of Valur, leading his team to a 109-62 easy win against Armann (#9, 0-17). Valur is closer and closer to top of the standings. They will still need more victories. But 12-3 record is not that bad... King has a great season in Iceland. After only 9 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 21.3ppg (6th best), rebounds with 10.3rpg (5th best) and assists with 4.2apg (8th best). He also has 2.1spg, 2.0bpg and FGP: 59.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Terrance Motley (201-F-91) of FSU - 25 points and 10 rebounds
5. Armann Vilbergsson (190-G-85) of IA - 21 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Egill Vignisson (198-F-91) of Breidablik - 18 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Austin Bracey (190-G-90) of Valur - 13 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Ari Gylfason (186-PG-89) of FSU - 17 points and 11 rebounds
9. Hinrik Gudbjartsson (185-PG-96) of Vestri - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Birgir Petursson (205-C-86) of Valur - 16 points and 6 rebounds

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



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2017 WABA Championship - Lebanon Crush Iraq in Opening Game - by Eurobasket News

The Lebanese Basketball National Team found no difficulty crushing Iraq in their opening game at the 2017 WABA Championship 86-46. From the first quarter onward, Lebanon took the lead and kept on increasing it. Fadi Khatib (198-F/G-79) was the best scorer in the first half with 14 points, followed closely by Wael Arakji (194-PG-94)'s 11 as the Cedars went to the halftime break with a 44-25. Moreover, Coach Joe took advantage of the early lead in order to give playing time to all players. Charles Tabet (205-C/F-87, college: S.Alabama) was terrific, grabbing 9 rebounds and dominating the paint.
Nevertheless, despite the blow out game, the performance was not exemplary as the Lebanese players lost their focus at some points which costed us easy baskets. The coaching staff will surely address this issue and build more chemistry for the upcoming games and tournaments.
Courtesy of: sports-961.com



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Standings - BSL

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

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 29: Galil Gilboa - Maccabi Rishon 93-92
Jan. 29: Ironi Nahariya - Maccabi Haifa 83-73
Jan. 29: Hapoel J-M - Hapoel Holon 79-85
Jan. 30: Maccabi K/G - Hapoel Eilat
Jan. 30: Bnei Hertzeliyya - Hapoel T-A
Jan. 30: Maccabi T-A - Maccabi Ashdod


Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Jaraun BURROWS
  Hap.Haifa
  (203-F-85)
  Avg: 24.3
 1. Burrows, Hap.Haifa24.3 
 2. Warren, Maccabi .24.3 
 3. Aska, Ironi R.22.5 
 4. Brown, Ironi R.22.2 
 5. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A21.5 
 7. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.5 
 8. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.5 
 9. Relphorde, Hapoel M.20.5 
 10. Gaston, Hapoel M.20.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrence WATSON
  Hapoel K/S
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 11.8
 1. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.8 
 2. Sykes, Hapoel G/A11.5 
 3. Jordan, Galil Elion10.9 
 4. Pointer, Ironi K-A10.9 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .10.7 
 6. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.6 
 7. Burrows, Hap.Haifa10.6 
 8. McShepard, Ironi N.10.5 
 9. Gaston, Hapoel M.10.4 
 10. Livingston, Hapoel K.10.4 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Teel, Ironi R.9.3 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.8.8 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .6.4 
 4. Cohen, Hapoel K/S6.1 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.3 
 6. Shaashoua, Maccabi .4.9 
 7. Honig, Ramat H.4.7 
 8. Salz, Galil Elion4.6 
 9. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Teel, Ironi R.3.7 
 2. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.8 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .2.6 
 4. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.6 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .2.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.2 
 7. Cohen, Hapoel K/S1.9 
 8. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 9. Halamish, Ironi K.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.5 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.1 
 3. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.9 
 4. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.7 
 5. Warren, Maccabi .1.6 
 6. Caracter, Ramat H.1.5 
 7. Labanowski, Ironi R.1.3 
 8. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.2 
 9. Givens, Maccabi .1.2 
 10. Allen, Hapoel B/S1.1 


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

Regular Season: Round 17

Jan. 29: Betaland Cdo - Umana VE 90-82
Jan. 29: Enel Brindisi - The Flexx PT 86-85
Jan. 29: Banco di Srd - Grissin Bon RE 82-72
Jan. 29: AV Cantu - Brescia 81-65
Jan. 29: JuveCaserta - Openjobmetis V. 80-86
Jan. 29: VL Pesaro - Auxilium TO 65-66
Jan. 29: Vanoli CR - Dolomiti En. TR 59-78
Jan. 30: Scandone AV - EA7 Armani


Standings - Lega 2

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

Regular Season: Round 19

East

Jan. 29: Bondi Ferrara - Mantova 95-87
Jan. 29: F.Kontatto BO - Treviso Basket 83-53
Jan. 29: Piacenza - Recanati 72-84
Jan. 29: Imola - Roseto 71-83
Jan. 29: Udine APU - Unieuro Forli 70-66
Jan. 29: Alma Trieste - Verona 68-66
Jan. 29: Jesi - Chieti 110-96
Jan. 29: Ravenna - Virtus Bologna

Round 13

Jan. 26: Treviglio - Legnano 75-71

West

Jan. 29: Roma Virtus - Angelico Biella 86-90
Jan. 29: Lighthouse TR - Novipiu Casale 83-96
Jan. 29: FCM Ferentino - Treviglio 82-92
Jan. 29: Latina Basket - Agrigento 80-62
Jan. 29: Mens Sana 1871 - Viola RC 75-54
Jan. 29: Scafati - Rieti 74-76
Jan. 29: Tortona - Agropoli 72-66
Jan. 29: Legnano - Roma E-basket 68-76


Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Smith, Roseto25.2 
 2. Davis, Jesi22.8 
 3. Lawson, Virtus B.20.7 
 4. Golden, Chieti20.5 
 5. Sims, Rieti20.3 
 6. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.7 
 8. Bowers, Bondi F.19.7 
 9. Harrell, Mens S.19.1 
 10. Raivio, Legnano18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.0 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.8 
 4. Myers, Mens S.9.9 
 5. Perry, Treviso .9.7 
 6. Easley, Roma E.9.6 
 7. Jones, Piacenza9.6 
 8. Mosley, Legnano9.5 
 9. Smith, Ravenna9.2 
 10. Mortellaro, Chieti9.2 
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. Fultz, Roseto4.8 
 7. Imbro, FCM F.4.8 
 8. Deloach, Roma E.4.5 
 9. Marino, Treviglio4.4 
 10. Cosey, Tortona4.4 
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. Smith, Ravenna1.7 
 9. Musso, FCM F.1.7 
 10. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
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 13-4 
 3. Valsesia 10-7 
 4. Montecatini 10-7 
 5. USE Basket 10-7 
 6. San Miniato 10-8 
 7. Piombino 10-8 
 8. Fiorentina 9-8 
 9. Varese Robur 8-9 
 10. Cecina 8-9 
 11. Bottegone 8-10 
 12. Sangiorgese 7-11 
 13. Oleggio 7-11 
 14. Siena Virtus 6-12 
 15. Domodossola 5-12 
 16. Firenze Enic 5-13 
Group B
 1. Orzinuovi GaGa 16-2 
 2. Bergamo 15-3 
 3. Piacenza 14-4 
 4. Cento 12-6 
 5. Faenza 11-7 
 6. Lecco 11-7 
 7. Crema 10-8 
 8. Padova 10-8 
 9. Milano Urania 7-11 
 10. Desio 7-11 
 11. Reggio Emilia 7-12 
 12. Vicenza 6-12 
 13. Volpino AltoSeb. 6-12 
 14. San Vendemiano 5-13 
 15. Iseo 4-14 
 16. Sestu 4-15 
Group C
 1. Napoli Cuore 17-2 
 2. Palestrina 16-3 
 3. Valmontone 15-3 
 4. Cassino 13-5 
 5. Barcellona 12-5 
 6. Roma Luiss 10-8 
 7. Forli Tigers 10-10 
 8. Catanzaro 8-9 
 9. Cefalu 8-9 
 10. Scauri 8-9 
 11. Teramo 7-9 
 12. Patti 6-12 
 13. Roma Vis Nova 4-12 
 14. Roma S.Azzurra 4-14 
 15. Viterbo SA 3-15 
 16. Maddaloni 1-17 
Group D
 1. Montegrano 15-1 
 2. Bisceglie 14-4 
 3. Pescara 14-4 
 4. Porto S.Elpidio 12-6 
 5. San Severo 12-6 
 6. Campli 11-4 
 7. Matera 10-6 
 8. Rimini 9-7 
 9. Senigallia 7-9 
 10. Giulianova 6-11 
 11. Ortona 6-11 
 12. Taranto 5-11 
 13. Isernia 5-12 
 14. Valdiceppo 3-14 
 15. Monteroni 3-15 
 16. Venafro 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 18

Group A

Jan. 29: Piombino - Fiorentina 92-59
Jan. 28: Firenze Enic - Siena Virtus 85-59
Jan. 28: USE Basket - Valsesia 79-74
Jan. 28: Oleggio - Sangiorgese 79-64
Jan. 28: Bottegone - San Miniato 73-76
Jan. 29: Moncalieri - Cecina 70-68
Jan. 29: Montecatini - Domodossola 68-60
Jan. 28: Omegna - Varese Robur 60-67

Group B

Jan. 29: Desio - Sestu 95-67
Jan. 29: Padova - Cento 88-86
Jan. 29: Crema - Iseo 87-80
Jan. 29: Orzinuovi GaGa - Faenza 77-67
Jan. 28: Volpino AltoSeb. - Reggio Emilia 70-63
Jan. 29: Bergamo - Piacenza 68-60
Jan. 28: San Vendemiano - Milano Urania 62-79
Jan. 29: Vicenza - Lecco 56-58

Group C

Jan. 28: Cassino - Roma S.Azzurra 86-70
Jan. 29: Napoli Cuore - Viterbo SA 77-53
Jan. 28: Roma Vis Nova - Forli Tigers 75-77
Jan. 29: Cefalu - Valmontone 75-68
Jan. 29: Patti - Teramo 67-73
Jan. 29: Scauri - Catanzaro 65-94
Jan. 28: Roma Luiss - Barcellona 65-78
Jan. 29: Palestrina - Maddaloni 119-77

Group D

Jan. 29: Matera - Senigallia 95-84
Jan. 29: Porto S.Elpidio - Monteroni 93-63
Jan. 29: Venafro - Valdiceppo 78-75
Jan. 29: Ortona - Giulianova 78-74
Jan. 29: Pescara - San Severo 74-71
Jan. 29: Taranto - Bisceglie 54-62
Jan. 29: Isernia - Montegrano 52-77
Jan. 29: Rimini - Campli


A2: results and rankings 19th round East/ West - by Alessandro Salvini

A2 LEAGUE CITRON EAST GROUP 19^ round
Kontatto Fortitudo Bologna-De' Longhi Treviso 83-53
Alma Trieste-Tezenis Verona 68-66
Bondi Ferrara-Dinamica Generale Mantova 95-87
Assigeco Piacenza-US Basket Recanati 72-84
Andrea Costa Imola-Visitroseto.it Roseto 71-83
G.S.A. Udine-Unieuro Forl 70-66
Termoforgia Jesi-Proger Chieti 110-96
OraS Ravenna-Segafredo Virtus Bologna 01/02/2017 08,30pm

Ranking:
Segafredo Virtus Bologna** 28, De' Longhi Treviso 28, Alma Trieste 26, OraS Ravenna* 22, Kontatto Fortitudo Bologna 22, Dinamica Generale Mantova 22, Visitroseto.it Roseto 22, Assigeco Piacenza 20, Tezenis Verona 18, Termoforgia Jesi 18, G.S.A. Udine 18, Andrea Costa Imola 14, Bondi Ferrara 14, Proger Chieti* 12, Unieuro Forl 8, US Basket Recanati 8
*1 game less
**2 games less

next round (20^):
04/02/2017 08,45pm Tezenis Verona-Andrea Costa Imola
05/02/2017 02,15pm Alma Trieste-Kontatto Fortitudo Bologna
05/02/2017 06pm Dinamica Generale Mantova-Proger Chieti
05/02/2017 06pm G.S.A. Udine-Visitroseto.it Roseto
05/02/2017 06pm De' Longhi Treviso-Termoforgia Jesi
05/02/2017 06pm US Basket Recanati-OraS Ravenna
08/02/2017 09pm Segafredo Virtus Bologna-Bondi Ferrara
04/03/2017 08,30pm Unieuro Forl-Assigeco Piacenza

A2 LEAGUE CITRON WEST GROUP 19^ round
Lighthouse Trapani-Novipiu Casale Monferrato 83-96
TWS Legnano-Roma Gas & Power E. Roma 68-76
Orsi Tortona-Basket Agropoli 72-66
Unicusano V. Roma-Angelico Biella 86-90
Mens Sana Basket 1871 Siena-Viola Reggio Calabria 75-54
Benacquista Assicurazioni Latina-Moncada Agrigento 80-62
Givova Scafati-NPC Rieti 74-76 F
MC Ferentino-Remer Treviglio 82-92

Ranking
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Jamarr Sanders (ex Grissin Bon RE) agreed terms with Telekom Bsk - by Eurobasket News

Telekom Baskets Bonn (BBL) inked 29-year old American guard Jamarr Sanders (193-95kg-88, college: UAB, agency: Two Points). He played recently at Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia in Italian Serie A. The last season Sanders played at Dolomiti Energia Trento (also in Serie A) where in 23 games he recorded 8.3ppg, 3.1rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5spg. He helped them to make it to the Italian Cup Semifinals. Sanders also played 18 games in Eurocup where he averaged 9.1ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.6apg and 1.1spg. He contributed to his team making it to the semifinals.
Sanders has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Italian LNP Gold Honorable Mention award back in 2014.
Sanders has played also professionally in Greece (KAO Dramas) and D-League (Austin Spurs).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - JBL

B Standings
Central
 1. Toshiba BT 29-5 
 2. Sanen 20-14 
 3. Niigata Albirex 18-16 
 4. Hitachi SR 15-17 
 5. Yokohama BC 13-21 
 6. Toyama Grouses 8-26 
East
 1. Toyota Alvark 26-6 
 2. Tochigi Brex 25-7 
 3. Chiba Jets 22-12 
 4. Hokkaido L. 10-24 
 5. Sendai 89ers 9-25 
 6. Akita NH 8-26 
West
 1. SeaHorses 24-8 
 2. Nagoya DD 20-14 
 3. Osaka Evessa 18-16 
 4. Kyoto Hannar. 16-18 
 5. Ryukyu GK 15-19 
 6. Shiga L-Stars 6-28 

Regular Season: Round 35

Jan. 29: Toyama Grouses - Hokkaido L. 89-76
Jan. 29: Yokohama BC - Shiga L-Stars 86-73
Jan. 29: SeaHorses - Toyota Alvark 85-77
Jan. 29: Chiba Jets - Osaka Evessa 82-61
Jan. 29: Hitachi SR - Tochigi Brex 78-82
Jan. 29: Ryukyu GK - Niigata Albirex 77-74
Jan. 29: Nagoya DD - Toshiba BT 68-72
Jan. 29: Akita NH - Sanen 54-64

Regular Season: Round 36

Feb. 4: Hokkaido L. - Hitachi SR
Feb. 4: Toyota Alvark - Nagoya DD
Feb. 4: Toshiba BT - Ryukyu GK
Feb. 4: Yokohama BC - Chiba Jets
Feb. 4: Niigata Albirex - SeaHorses
Feb. 4: Sanen - Sendai 89ers
Feb. 4: Shiga L-Stars - Akita NH
Feb. 4: Kyoto Hannar. - Toyama Grouses
Feb. 4: Osaka Evessa - Tochigi Brex


Stats Leaders - JBL Superleague

Points Per Game
 Nick FAZEKAS
  Toshiba BT
  (211-F-85)
  Avg: 28.2
 1. Fazekas, Toshiba BT28.2 
 2. Gardner, Niigata .21.5 
 3. Mavunga, Shiga L.19.4 
 4. White, Sendai19.3 
 5. Rossiter, Tochigi .18.5 
 6. Burrell, Nagoya DD18.1 
 7. Chapman, Niigata .18.0 
 8. Garrett, Toyota A.17.6 
 9. Gillenwater, Toyota A.17.4 
 10. Harrellson, Osaka E.17.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ROSSITER
  Tochigi .
  (204-F/C-89)
  Avg: 13.3
 1. Rossiter, Tochigi .13.3 
 2. Harrellson, Osaka E.12.6 
 3. Fazekas, Toshiba BT11.9 
 4. Butts, SeaHorses11.4 
 5. Willard, Toyama G.10.5 
 6. White, Sendai9.9 
 7. Takeuchi, Toyota A.9.7 
 8. Kotzur, Kyoto H.9.2 
 9. Spangler, Toshi.9.1 
 10. Childress, Sanen9.0 
Assists Per Game
 Yuki TOGASHI
  Chiba Jets
  (170-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.1
 1. Togashi, Chiba Jets4.1 
 2. Sakuragi, SeaHorses4.0 
 3. Igarashi, Niigata .3.9 
 4. Tabuse, Tochigi .3.9 
 5. Uto, Toyama G.3.8 
 6. Garrett, Toyota A.3.7 
 7. Suzuki, Sanen3.6 
 8. Mavunga, Shiga L.3.6 
 9. Namizato, Shiga L.3.6 
 10. Sakurai, Hokkaido.3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Leo VENDRAME
  Hitac.
  (183-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Vendrame, Hitac.2.2 
 2. Hirose, Hitachi SR2.1 
 3. Tanaka, Toyota A.1.8 
 4. Garrett, Toyota A.1.7 
 5. Hatakeyama, Niigata .1.7 
 6. Dove, Kyoto Hannar.1.6 
 7. Parker, Chiba Jets1.6 
 8. Palmer, Akita NH1.6 
 9. Rossiter, Tochigi .1.6 
 10. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Josh HARRELLSON
  Osaka E.
  (208-F-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Harrellson, Osaka E.2.0 
 2. Chapman, Niigata .2.0 
 3. Miller, Hokkaido L.1.8 
 4. Parker, Chiba Jets1.5 
 5. Armstrong, Chiba J.1.4 
 6. Edwards, SeaHorses1.3 
 7. Pittman, Toyama G.1.3 
 8. McHenry, Ryukyu GK1.2 
 9. Dozier, Sanen1.1 
 10. Bachynski, Nagoya D.1.0 


Standings - BJ League

B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 24-8 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 22-10 
 3. Tokyo Z 14-19 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 10-21 
 5. Shinshu BW 10-23 
 6. Bambitious Nara 9-23 
East
 1. Gunma 23-9 
 2. Fukushima 20-12 
 3. Yamagata 16-16 
 4. Aomori Watts 15-17 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 13-19 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 9-23 
West
 1. Hiroshima D. 26-6 
 2. Kumamoto V. 26-6 
 3. Shimane SM 25-6 
 4. Ehime OV 13-19 
 5. Kagawa FA 10-22 
 6. Kagoshima 3-29 

Regular Season: Round 34

Jan. 29: Hiroshima D. - Toyotsu FE 88-75
Jan. 29: Shimane SM - Fukushima 88-65
Jan. 29: Gunma - Kagawa FA 84-64
Jan. 29: Iwate Big Bulls - Shinshu BW 80-54
Jan. 29: Ehime OV - Tokyo Excel. 78-76
Jan. 29: Aomori Watts - Nishinomiya S. 73-72
Jan. 29: Tokyo Z - Kagoshima 71-61
Jan. 29: Cyberdyne IR - Kumamoto V. 67-72
Jan. 29: Bambitious Nara - Yamagata 66-74

Regular Season: Round 35

Feb. 4: Fukushima - Tokyo Z
Feb. 4: Nishinomiya S. - Kagawa FA
Feb. 4: Yamagata - Kumamoto V.
Feb. 4: Cyberdyne IR - Ehime OV
Feb. 4: Shinshu BW - Hiroshima D.
Feb. 4: Bambitious Nara - Aomori Watts
Feb. 4: Shimane SM - Gunma
Feb. 4: Kagoshima - Toyotsu FE
Feb. 4: Tokyo Excel. - Iwate Big Bulls


BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Chad POSTHUMUS
  Kagos.
  (211-C-91)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Posthumus, Kagos.19.4 
 2. Ford, Tokyo Z19.3 
 3. Rickert, Cyberdyn.18.8 
 4. Tapscott, Kagawa F.18.1 
 5. Barone, Aomori W.17.9 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.16.9 
 7. Alabi, Toyotsu FE16.6 
 8. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.9 
 9. Evans, Tokyo Excel.15.1 
 10. Kuso, Gunma14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.3 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.11.9 
 3. Davis, Shimane SM11.9 
 4. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.5 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.11.3 
 7. Barone, Aomori W.11.2 
 8. Posthumus, Kagos.10.7 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.7
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.7 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.6 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.3 
 4. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.5 
 5. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.4 
 6. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.2 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.0 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z2.8 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.2.8 
 10. Takeno, Nishinom.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Yuto OTSUKA
  Toyotsu FE
  (188-F-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE2.0 
 2. Furuno, Kumamoto.1.9 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.6 
 5. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.6 
 6. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.5 
 7. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.5 
 8. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.5 
 9. Obuchi, Gunma1.5 
 10. Davis, Shimane SM1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.2 
 2. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.9 
 3. Kuso, Gunma1.8 
 4. Marshall, Shima.1.7 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.7 
 6. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 7. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.6 
 8. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 9. Davis, Shimane SM1.4 
 10. Barone, Aomori W.1.4 


JBL2 Standings

B League D3 Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 18-2 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 16-2 
 3. Tokyo HT 13-7 
 4. Otsuka A. 12-6 
 5. Aisin AW 10-10 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 9-11 
 7. Saitama Bron. 5-15 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 4-16 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 1-19 

Regular Season: Round 11

Jan. 28: Kanazawa Sam. - Saitama Bron. 91-84
Jan. 29: Fukuoka Rizing - Toyoda Gosei 90-74
Jan. 29: Tokyo Cinq R. - Aisin AW 81-65
Jan. 28: Fukuoka Rizing - Toyoda Gosei 79-52
Jan. 28: Tokyo Cinq R. - Aisin AW 73-89
Jan. 29: Kanazawa Sam. - Saitama Bron. 67-54
Jan. 28: Tokyo Big Blue - Tokyo HT 65-95
Jan. 29: Tokyo Big Blue - Tokyo HT 63-91

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 4: Tokyo HT - Kanazawa Sam.
Feb. 4: Tokyo Big Blue - Tokyo Cinq R.
Feb. 4: Aisin AW - Fukuoka Rizing
Feb. 4: Saitama Bron. - Otsuka A.
Feb. 5: Tokyo HT - Kanazawa Sam.
Feb. 5: Tokyo Big Blue - Tokyo Cinq R.
Feb. 5: Aisin AW - Fukuoka Rizing
Feb. 5: Saitama Bron. - Otsuka A.


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.19.2 
 2. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.18.1 
 3. Peppers, Fukuoka .17.9 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .16.4 
 5. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.9 
 6. Wade, Saitama .15.8 
 7. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .15.5 
 8. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.14.7 
 9. Kumazawa, Aisin AW14.2 
 10. Pomare, Kanazawa.13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.11.4 
 2. Kendrick, Toyoda G.10.3 
 3. Pomare, Kanazawa.10.2 
 4. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 5. McElroy, Tokyo C.9.7 
 6. Tate, Saitama .9.3 
 7. Harper, Tokyo HT8.7 
 8. Nyokozera, Aisin A.8.1 
 9. Slawson, Tokyo C.8.0 
 10. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.3 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.4.2 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.7 
 4. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.9 
 5. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.7 
 6. Ishihara, Aisin AW2.7 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
 8. Kato, Aisin AW2.6 
 9. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.6 
 10. Tsukino, Kanazawa.2.4 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.3.1 
 2. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.1 
 3. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.0 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .1.7 
 5. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 6. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.6 
 7. Kumazawa, Aisin AW1.5 
 8. Takumi, Aisin AW1.5 
 9. Kato, Aisin AW1.4 
 10. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.2.2 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.5 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.4 
 4. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 5. Harper, Tokyo HT1.0 
 6. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.0 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.9 
 8. Tate, Saitama .0.9 
 9. Morris, Tokyo HT0.9 
 10. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 


B League D2 Round 33: Dragonflies defeat leader Toyotsu FE - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Toyotsu FE (24-7) in Hiroshima on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Dragonflies (25-6) 85-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Dragonflies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Dragonflies outrebounded Toyotsu FE 48-35 including a 38-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Dragonflies made 9 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Toyotsu FE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Seiya Tanaka (186-91) contributed with 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for Toyotsu FE. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragonflies have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-6 record, which they share with Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. Dragonflies is again looking forward to face league's leader Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toyotsu FE will have a break next round.
Fifth-ranked Kagawa FA (10-21) was very close to win a game against first ranked Gunma (22-9). Gunma managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) stepped up and scored 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and Shota Kurihara chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Kagawa FA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Gunma. They maintain first place with 22-9 record, which they share with Nishinomiya S. Kagawa FA at the other side keeps the fifth position with 21 games lost. Gunma will again play against Kagawa FA (#5) in Takamatsu in the next round. Kagawa FA will have a break next round.
Sixth-ranked Bambitious Nara (9-22) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Yamagata (15-16) on Saturday. The visitors from Yamagata managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected easier game. Markhuri Sanders-Frison nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side. Terrance Woodbury came up with 16 points for Bambitious Nara in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Yamagata maintains third place with 15-16 record having nine points less than leader Gunma. Loser Bambitious Nara keeps the sixth position with 22 games lost. Yamagata will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bambitious Nara will play again against Yamagata (#3) and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game for Shimane Magic (24-6) which hosted in Shimane second-best Fukushima (20-11). Third ranked Shimane Magic had an easy win 75-49. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was Wayne Marshall who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Fukushima's coach Tomohiro Moriyama gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Shimane Magic. They maintain third place with 24-6 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Fukushima lost their third game in a row. They keep the second position with 11 games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Fukushima at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
An interesting game for Orange Vikings (12-19) which hosted in Matsuyama 4th placed Tokyo Excel. (10-20). Fourth ranked Orange Vikings managed to get a 13-point victory 81-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tokyo Excel.. It was a good game for Craig Williams who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Orange Vikings maintains fourth place with 12-19 record which they share with defeated Tokyo Excel. Loser Tokyo Excel. keeps the fourth position with 20 games lost. Orange Vikings will face again Tokyo Excel. (#4) at home in the next round.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 33: Shinshu BW was smashed by Iwate Big Bulls on the road 85-63. Tokyo Z won against Kagoshima on its own court 84-66. Nishinomiya S. managed to outperform Aomori Watts in Hyogo 73-64. Cyberdyne IR recorded a loss to Kumamoto V. at home 73-84.

Shimane SM - Fukushima 75-49

An interesting game for Shimane Magic (24-6) which hosted in Shimane second-best Fukushima (20-11). Third ranked Shimane Magic had an easy win 75-49. The game without a history. Shimane Magic led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Fukushima to just 7 points in second quarter. Shimane Magic dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to Fukushima's 28 and made 18-of-22 charity shots (81.8 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Fukushima 44-29 including 31 on the defensive glass. American players dominated the game. The best player for the winners was center Wayne Marshall (211-86, college: Temple) who scored 19 points and 8 rebounds. Forward Josh Davis (203-91, college: San Diego St.) chipped in 15 points and 7 rebounds. Four Shimane Magic players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was forward Donnavan Kirk (206-91, college: Miami, FL) who recorded 11 points and 9 rebounds and guard Cedric Bozeman (198-83, college: UCLA) added 6 points and 5 rebounds respectively. Fukushima's coach Tomohiro Moriyama gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. The victory was the sixth consecutive win for Shimane Magic. They maintain third place with 24-6 record having just one point less than leader Gunma. Fukushima lost their third game in a row. They keep the second position with 11 games lost. Shimane Magic's next round opponent will be again league's second-placed Fukushima at home and it will be for sure the game of the week.
Top scorers:
Fukushima: D.Kirk 11+9reb+1ast, S.Kanno 9+1reb+2ast, K.Tomori 8+5reb, C.Bozeman 6+5reb+2ast, N.Spikes 6+3reb+1ast, A.Nogami 4+3reb
Shimane SM: W.Marshall 19+8reb+3ast, J.Davis 15+7reb, T.Goya 14+2reb+1ast, K.Takabatake 11+1reb, E.Yamamoto 6+2reb+1ast, H.Okamoto 4+4reb+3ast
gschID: 529721


Ehime OV - Tokyo Excel. 81-68

An interesting game for Orange Vikings (12-19) which hosted in Matsuyama 4th placed Tokyo Excel. (10-20). Fourth ranked Orange Vikings managed to get a 13-point victory 81-68. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Tokyo Excel.. The game was mostly controlled by Orange Vikings. Tokyo Excel. was better in third quarter 17-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for U.S. Virgin Islands center Craig Williams (206-89, college: TCU) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds. American forward Lawrence Blackledge (206-86, college: Marquette, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 21 points for the winners. Blackledge is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Five Orange Vikings players scored in double figures. American center Ryan Stephan (208-94, college: Colorado Mesa) answered with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds and the other American import center Luke Evans (203-91, college: Cal.Baptist) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Tokyo Excel.Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Orange Vikings maintains fourth place with 12-19 record which they share with defeated Tokyo Excel. Loser Tokyo Excel. keeps the fourth position with 20 games lost. Orange Vikings will face again Tokyo Excel. (#4) at home in the next round.
Top scorers:
Tokyo Excel.: R.Stephan 17+10reb+2ast, L.Evans 12+6reb+1ast, J.Herold 11+3reb, Y.Saito 9+5reb, T.Nishiyama 7+1reb+6ast, K.Nagasawa 5
Ehime OV: L.Blackledge 21+4reb+1ast, C.Williams 14+13reb+3ast, T.Tatsuhiko 14+8reb+2ast, T.Yoshihiko 13+4reb, T.Kasahara 11+1reb+3ast, J.Crawford 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 529720


Gunma - Kagawa FA 63-60

Fifth-ranked Kagawa FA (10-21) was very close to win a game against first ranked Gunma (22-9). Gunma managed to secure only three-point victory 63-60. However their fans expected much easier game. Kagawa FA was ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 22-12 third quarter run of Gunma. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Kagawa FA to just 5 points in first quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Kagawa FA's 28. Nigerian forward Abdullahi Kuso (206-84, college: Tallahassee CC) stepped up and scored 14 points and 5 rebounds for the winners and guard Shota Kurihara (187-93) chipped in 9 points and 10 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-90, college: Portland St.) with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and Vincentian power forward Nyika Williams (203-87, college: Pacific) scored 4 points and 8 rebounds. Kagawa FA's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the third consecutive win for Gunma. They maintain first place with 22-9 record, which they share with Nishinomiya S. Kagawa FA at the other side keeps the fifth position with 21 games lost. Gunma will again play against Kagawa FA (#5) in Takamatsu in the next round. Kagawa FA will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Kagawa FA: C.Tapscott 12+5reb+4ast, S.Mizoguchi 10+1reb+1ast, T.Bandoh 9+4reb, S.Kon 7+4reb, H.Horita 5+1reb, T.Shuichi 5
Gunma: A.Kuso 14+5reb+2ast, M.Obuchi 12+5reb+3ast, H.Kondo 10+4reb+4ast, S.Kurihara 9+10reb+1ast, M.Cousin 6+5reb, T.Kennedy 5+2reb
gschID: 529719


Iwate Big Bulls - Shinshu BW 85-63

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when sixth ranked Iwate Big Bulls (8-23) crushed at home 5th ranked Shinshu BW (10-22) 85-63 on Saturday. The game without a history. Iwate Big Bulls led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 25-of-32 free shots (78.1 percent) during the game, while Shinshu BW only scored eight points from the stripe. Iwate Big Bulls forced 24 Shinshu BW turnovers. It was a good game for American power forward Nicchaeus Doaks (201-87, college: Chattanooga) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds. His fellow American import center Donald Lawson (208-88, college: W.Michigan) contributed with 8 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Dutch power forward Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC) answered with 17 points and 7 rebounds and power forward Sho Uesugi (190-89) added 12 points in the effort for Shinshu BW. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Iwate Big Bulls maintains sixth place with 8-23 record. Shinshu BW lost their third game in a row. They keep the fifth position with 22 games lost. Iwate Big Bulls will face again higher ranked Shinshu BW (#5) in Nagano in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Shinshu BW: J.van der List 17+7reb, S.Uesugi 12+3reb+3ast, J.Dollard 11+5reb, C.Posthumus 8+5reb, T.Hiroaki 5, Y.Yosuke 5+2reb+2ast
Iwate Big Bulls: N.Doaks 15+10reb, S.Onodera 12+1ast, S.Chiba 11+2reb, O.Yoko 11+5reb, K.Nagata 9+3reb+3ast, D.Lawson 8+8reb+1ast
gschID: 529718


Tokyo Z - Kagoshima 84-66

Rather expected game when 6th ranked Kagoshima (3-28) lost on the road to third ranked Tokyo Z (13-19) 84-66 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Tokyo Z. Kagoshima was better in second period 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American center Will Creekmore (205-89, college: Missouri St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Point guard Shota Watanabe (180-93) contributed with 14 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Five Tokyo Z players scored in double figures. Nigerian forward Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-91) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and American-Panamanian forward Tymell Murphy (196-90, college: FIU) added 9 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Kagoshima. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Tokyo Z maintains third place with 13-19 record having ten points less than leader Gunma. Kagoshima lost their fifth game in a row. They keep the sixth position with 28 games lost. Tokyo Z will face again Kagoshima (#6) in Renova in the next round.
Top scorers:
Kagoshima: C.Maduabum 18+14reb, R.Nakazono 9+2reb, T.Murphy 9+6reb+5ast, H.Fujita 8+1reb+1ast, K.Matsuzaki 7+2reb, K.Sameshima 6+1reb+3ast
Tokyo Z: W.Creekmore 25+13reb+5ast, S.Watanabe 14+6reb+3ast, S.Akiba 13+1reb+1ast, S.Takayama 12+4reb+1ast, D.Jones 12+4reb, R.Nishitani 6+3reb
gschID: 529716


Aomori Watts - Nishinomiya S. 64-73

Rather predictable result when second ranked Nishinomiya S. (22-9) won against on the road 4th placed Aomori Watts (14-17) 73-64 on Saturday. Aomori Watts were trailing by 1 point at halftime but managed to get 1-point lead after three quarters before a 22-12 charge of Nishinomiya S., which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for swingman Naoki Tani (193-88) who led his team to a victory with 28 points. American forward Larry Owens (201-83, college: ORU, agency: Three Eye Sports) contributed with 11 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. American center Kyle Barone (208-89, college: Idaho) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points, 21 rebounds and 5 assists and the other American import forward Alan Wiggins (206-85, college: USF) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Aomori Watts. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the fourth consecutive win for Nishinomiya S.. They used an opportunity after Gunma lost their game and moved up joining them at the top position. Loser Aomori Watts keep the fourth place with 17 games lost. Nishinomiya S. will have a break next round. Aomori Watts will play again at home against the league's second-placed Nishinomiya S. (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Aomori Watts: K.Barone 16+21reb+5ast, D.Shimoyama 13+2reb, A.Wiggins 10+8reb, N.Norisato 6+2reb+1ast, K.Kimura 5+3reb+4ast, T.Kan 4+3ast
Nishinomiya S.: N.Tani 28+3reb+2ast, L.Owens 11+8reb+3ast, D.Burns 9+8reb+3ast, N.Douhara 9+7reb+2ast, T.Yanagawa 6+6reb+1ast, J.Vandenberg 4+7reb+3ast
gschID: 529717


Bambitious Nara - Yamagata 79-81

Sixth-ranked Bambitious Nara (9-22) used its home court advantage to challenge third ranked Yamagata (15-16) on Saturday. The visitors from Yamagata managed to secure only two-point victory 81-79. However their fans expected easier game. The guests trailed by 4 points after three quarters before their 19-13 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Yamagata outrebounded Bambitious Nara 40-21 including 25 on the defensive glass. It was a great shooting night for Yamagata especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 57.1 percentage. American center Markhuri Sanders-Frison (203-88, college: California) nailed a double-double by scoring 24 points and 14 rebounds for the winning side and guard Masanari Masanari (186-91) accounted for 17 points. American guard Terrance Woodbury (201-87, college: Georgia) came up with 16 points and guard Atsunobu Hirao (178-89) added 14 points respectively for Bambitious Nara in the defeat. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Yamagata maintains third place with 15-16 record having nine points less than leader Gunma. Loser Bambitious Nara keeps the sixth position with 22 games lost. Yamagata will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Bambitious Nara will play again against Yamagata (#3) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Bambitious Nara: T.Woodbury 16+3reb+3ast, A.Hirao 14+2reb+2ast, R.Kato 12+4reb, A.Ogide 9+2reb+3ast, S.Komatsu 7+4reb+1ast, J.Masumoto 6+2ast
Yamagata: M.Sanders-Frison 24+14reb+1ast, M.Masanari 17+1reb+2ast, S.Murakami 12+2reb+1ast, M.Izawa 8+3reb+1ast, S.Yamamoto 6+1reb+4ast, Y.Ishikawa 6+11reb+3ast
gschID: 529715


Hiroshima D. - Toyotsu FE 85-74

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Toyotsu FE (24-7) in Hiroshima on Saturday night. Visitors were defeated by Dragonflies (25-6) 85-74. It ended at the same time the seven-game winning streak of Toyotsu FE. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Dragonflies led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Dragonflies outrebounded Toyotsu FE 48-35 including a 38-25 advantage in defensive rebounds. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Dragonflies made 9 blocks. 26 personal fouls committed by Toyotsu FE helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was a good game for American forward Connor Lammert (206-94, college: Texas) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Seiya Tanaka (186-91) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. Four Dragonflies players scored in double figures. American forward Rodney Carney (201-84, college: Memphis) answered with 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and Nigerian center Solomon Alabi (216-88, college: Florida St.) added 18 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Toyotsu FE. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Dragonflies have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain first place with 25-6 record, which they share with Kumamoto V. Toyotsu FE at the other side still keeps top position with seven games lost. Dragonflies is again looking forward to face league's leader Toyotsu FE in Nagoya in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Toyotsu FE will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Toyotsu FE: S.Alabi 18+10reb, R.Carney 18+9reb+4ast, K.Fukuzawa 10+1reb+4ast, K.Sakamoto 9+6reb, Y.Otsuka 8+2reb+5ast, S.Kozu 5+1ast
Hiroshima D.: S.Tanaka 24+11reb+1ast, C.Lammert 23+12reb+1ast, S.Ikaruga 12+8reb+9ast, S.Asayama 10+2reb+2ast, D.Dillon 7+4reb, A.N'Diaye 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 529714


Cyberdyne IR - Kumamoto V. 73-84

Not a big story in a game when 5th ranked Cyberdyne IR (13-18) lost to second ranked Kumamoto V. (25-6) in Tsukuba 73-84 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Kumamoto V.. Cyberdyne IR was better in third quarter 25-23. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. It was a good game for point guard Takumi Furuno (179-93) who led his team to a victory with 28 points and 4 assists. American forward Reginald Warren (204-81, college: W.Florida) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. American power forward Rick Rickert (211-83, college: Minnesota) answered with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and guard Shota Isshiki (177-87) added 20 points in the effort for Cyberdyne IR. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Cyberdyne IR's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kumamoto V. keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hiroshima D. Cyberdyne IR lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifth place with 18 games lost. Kumamoto V. will have a break next round. Cyberdyne IR will play again at home against the league's second-placed Kumamoto V. (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Cyberdyne IR: S.Isshiki 20+1reb+3ast, R.Rickert 18+14reb+1ast, D.Larkai 10+1reb, M.Yosuke 10+3reb+2ast, S.Kouno 8+4reb+3ast, S.Randall 3+2reb+2ast
Kumamoto V.: T.Furuno 28+4reb+4ast, R.Nakanishi 15+5reb+1ast, R.Warren 13+12reb+3ast, J.James 13+8reb+1ast, S.Kobayashi 7+2reb+1ast, M.Fukuda 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 529713





B League Round 34: Aishin Sea Horses lose to Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with defeat of the leader.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Aishin Sea Horses (23-8) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Toyota Alvark (26-5) 81-69. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) scored 20 points to lead the charge for the winners and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists. Aishin Sea Horses' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyota Alvark have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 26-5 record which they share with defeated Aishin Sea Horses. Aishin Sea Horses at the other side still keep top place with eight games lost. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Sea Horses will play again at home against the league's leader Toyota Alvark and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Sixth-ranked Shiga L-Stars (6-27) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Yokohama BC (12-21). Yokohama BC managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected easier game. American-Bulgarian center Jason Washburn (210-90, college: Utah, agency: Pensack Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Jeffrey Parmer supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists by Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) did not help to save the game for Shiga L-Stars. Shiga L-Stars' coach Tohyama Kohto tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Yokohama BC maintains fifth position with 12-21 record. Shiga L-Stars lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 27 games lost. Yokohama BC will again play against Shiga L-Stars (#6) at home in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Nagoya. Their biggest opponent host Diamond Dolphins (20-13) lost to first ranked Toshiba Thunders (28-5) 93-84. Nick Fazekas fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. Jerome Tillman produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 28-5 record. Loser Diamond Dolphins keep the second place with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Tokyo. 4th ranked host Hitachi Sunrockers (15-16) lost to second ranked Tochigi Brex (24-7) 68-64. Worth to mention a great performance of Ryan Rossiter who helped to win the game recording 6 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists. Tochigi Brex's coach Thomas Wisman allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Tochigi Brex maintains second position with 24-7 record having six points less than leader SeaHorses. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Tochigi Brex will have a break next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play again at home against the league's second-placed Tochigi Brex (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Chiba. Third ranked host Chiba Jets (21-12) defeated one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (18-15) 80-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osaka Evessa. Tyler Stone scored 32 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 21-12 record having seven points less than leader SeaHorses which they share with defeated Osaka Evessa. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the third place with 15 games lost. Chiba Jets will face again Osaka Evessa (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 34: Niigata Albirex won against Ryukyu GK on the opponent's court 82-74. Toyama Grouses unfortunately lost to Hokkaido L. in a home game 91-99. Sanen managed to beat Akita NH on the road 84-71. Sendai 89ers was defeated by Kyoto Hannar. on its own court 82-86. Kyoto Hannar. beat Sendai 89ers in a road game 63-58.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 27 points and 12 rebounds by Clint Chapman of Niigata Albirex.

Ryukyu GK - Niigata Albirex 74-82

Rather expected game in Okinawa where 5th ranked Ryukyu GK (14-19) was defeated by third ranked Niigata Albirex (18-15) 82-74 on Saturday. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. Niigata Albirex made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. American power forward Clint Chapman (208-89, college: Texas) had a double-double by scoring 27 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Davante Gardner (203-91, college: Marquette) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Niigata Albirex players scored in double figures. At the losing side American Anthony McHenry (202-83, college: Georgia Tech) responded with 16 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Shuhei Kitagawa (185-85) scored 16 points. Ryukyu GK's coach Tsutomu Isa let to play twelve players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Niigata Albirex maintains third position with 18-15 record having ten points less than leader SeaHorses, which they share with Osaka Evessa. Ryukyu GK lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 19 games lost. Niigata Albirex will have a break next round. Ryukyu GK will play again at home against Niigata Albirex (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Ryukyu GK: A.McHenry 16+5reb+6ast, S.Kitagawa 16+4reb+3ast, L.Hamilton 13+3reb+1ast, R.Kishimoto 9+2reb+1ast, R.Terry 7+4reb, K.Hatano 4+3reb
Niigata Albirex: C.Chapman 27+12reb, D.Gardner 16+11reb+1ast, K.Sato 12+3reb+1ast, T.You 10+1reb+2ast, S.Van Treese 5, K.Igarashi 5+2reb+7ast
gschID: 474810


Nagoya DD - Toshiba BT 84-93

The game between Top Four teams took place in Nagoya. Their biggest opponent host Diamond Dolphins (20-13) lost to first ranked Toshiba Thunders (28-5) 93-84. The guests trailed by 4 points at the halftime before their 26-10 charge in the third quarter, which allowed them to win the game. Toshiba Thunders made 17-of-19 free shots (89.5 percent) during the game. Toshiba Thunders had a 28-16 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Toshiba Thunders especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Nick Fazekas (211-85, college: Nevada) fired a double-double by scoring 25 points and 15 rebounds (made all of his seven free throws) for the winners. International point guard Yuma Fujii (178-91) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 8 assists. American forward Jerome Tillman (201-87, college: Ohio, agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds and guard Takaya Sasayama (178-93) added 17 points respectively for lost side. 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. Toshiba Thunders maintains first position with 28-5 record. Loser Diamond Dolphins keep the second place with 13 games lost. Toshiba Thunders will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Diamond Dolphins will play again against the league's leader Toshiba Thunders and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Nagoya DD: J.Tillman 21+11reb+3ast, T.Sasayama 17, J.Burrell 12+4reb, S.Funyu 10+3reb+1ast, J.Uzawa 10+3reb, T.Harimoto 9+5reb
Toshiba BT: N.Fazekas 25+15reb+3ast, Y.Nagayoshi 14+1reb, T.Hasegawa 13+3ast, R.Shinoyama 12+1reb+2ast, R.Spangler 9+4reb, Y.Fujii 8+8reb+8ast
gschID: 474809


SeaHorses - Toyota Alvark 69-81

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Aishin Sea Horses (23-8) in Kariya on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Toyota Alvark (26-5) 81-69. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. The former international forward Daiki Tanaka (191-91) scored 20 points to lead the charge for the winners and international power forward Joji Takeuchi (207-85) chipped in 10 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Five Toyota Alvark players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international center JR Sakuragi (206-76, college: UCLA) responded with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists and American power forward Gavin Edwards (206-88, college: Connecticut) scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. Aishin Sea Horses' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Toyota Alvark have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 26-5 record which they share with defeated Aishin Sea Horses. Aishin Sea Horses at the other side still keep top place with eight games lost. Toyota Alvark will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Aishin Sea Horses will play again at home against the league's leader Toyota Alvark and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
SeaHorses: M.Hiejima 20+2reb+2ast, G.Edwards 19+9reb+1ast, J.Sakuragi 13+11reb+7ast, K.Kanamaru 8+2reb+1ast, I.Butts 4+6reb+1ast, T.Kato 3+2reb
Toyota Alvark: D.Tanaka 20+4reb+2ast, T.Gillenwater 18+4reb, D.Garrett 11+4reb+5ast, K.Matsui 10+2reb+1ast, J.Takeuchi 10+11reb+1ast, S.Kikuchi 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 474808


Toyama Grouses - Hokkaido L. 91-99

Rather predictable result when fourth ranked Hokkaido L. (10-23) defeated on the road 6th ranked Toyama Grouses (7-26) 99-91 on Saturday. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Toyama Grouses won third quarter 25-22. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Hokkaido L. made 24-of-29 free shots (82.8 percent) during the game. It was a great shooting night for Hokkaido L. especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 55.0 percentage. Toyama Grouses were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Guard Asahi Tajima (173-88) scored 20 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American center Daniel Miller (211-91, college: Georgia Tech) chipped in 12 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American center Dexter Pittman (208-88, college: Texas, agency: Inception Sports) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and forward Naoki Uto (188-91) scored 12 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Hokkaido L. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 10-23 record. Loser Toyama Grouses keep the sixth place with 26 games lost. Hokkaido L. will have a break next round. Toyama Grouses will play again at home against Hokkaido L. (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Toyama Grouses: M.Joho 19+2reb+3ast, D.Pittman 18+8reb, R.Yamazaki 16+3reb, D.Viney 14+6reb+1ast, N.Uto 12+6reb+7ast, S.Willard 8+8reb
Hokkaido L.: A.Tajima 20+4reb+4ast, R.Sakurai 17+3reb+2ast, J.Thorpe 16+7reb+1ast, T.Nishikawa 12+1reb+3ast, D.Miller 12+12reb+2ast, Z.Maki 9+5reb+1ast
gschID: 474807


Yokohama BC - Shiga L-Stars 74-72

Sixth-ranked Shiga L-Stars (6-27) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Yokohama BC (12-21). Yokohama BC managed to secure only two-point victory 74-72. However their fans expected easier game. It looked good early as Shiga L-Stars took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Yokohama BC had a 19-16 second period charge getting the lead and Shiga L-Stars were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 72-74. American-Bulgarian center Jason Washburn (210-90, college: Utah, agency: Pensack Sports) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and American forward Jeffrey Parmer (203-85, college: Florida Atlantic) supported him with 14 points and 7 rebounds. Even a double-double of 17 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists by Zimbabwean-American Julian Mavunga (203-90, college: Miami, OH, agency: Pensack Sports) did not help to save the game for Shiga L-Stars. American Craig Brackins (208-87, college: Iowa St.) added 16 points and 8 rebounds for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Shiga L-Stars' coach Tohyama Kohto tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Yokohama BC maintains fifth position with 12-21 record. Shiga L-Stars lost tenth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 27 games lost. Yokohama BC will again play against Shiga L-Stars (#6) at home in the next round. Shiga L-Stars will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Shiga L-Stars: J.Mavunga 17+14reb+4ast, C.Brackins 16+8reb+1ast, Y.Sugawara 11+4reb+1ast, Y.Karino 10+1reb+1ast, N.Namizato 8+3reb+5ast, S.Faye 4+6reb
Yokohama BC: J.Washburn 18+10reb, J.Parmer 14+7reb+1ast, M.Hosoya 11+2reb+2ast, P.Faye 10+6reb, A.Minatoya 9+5reb+1ast, T.Kawamura 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 474806


Hitachi SR - Tochigi Brex 64-68

The game between Top Four teams took place in Tokyo. 4th ranked host Hitachi Sunrockers (15-16) lost to second ranked Tochigi Brex (24-7) 68-64. It looked good early as Hitachi Sunrockers took a 8-point lead at the end of first quarter. But then Tochigi Brex had a 26-9 second period charge getting the lead and Hitachi Sunrockers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 64-68. Worth to mention a great performance of American power forward Ryan Rossiter (204-89, college: Siena) who helped to win the game recording 6 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists. The former international guard Hironori Watanabe (180-88) contributed with 18 points and 4 assists for the winners. Tochigi Brex's coach Thomas Wisman allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Canadian center Robert Sacre (213-89, college: Gonzaga) replied with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Kenta Hirose (193-85) added 12 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Hitachi Sunrockers. Four Hitachi Sunrockers players scored in double figures. Tochigi Brex maintains second position with 24-7 record having six points less than leader SeaHorses. Hitachi Sunrockers at the other side keep the fourth place with 16 games lost. Tochigi Brex will have a break next round. Hitachi Sunrockers will play again at home against the league's second-placed Tochigi Brex (#2) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hitachi SR: R.Sacre 14+13reb+1ast, L.Vendrame 13+1reb+5ast, K.Hirose 12+7reb+3ast, I.Brown 11+6reb+3ast, S.Fujitaka 5, T.Ito 4+1reb
Tochigi Brex: H.Watanabe 18+1reb+4ast, Y.Endo 14, J.Gibbs 7+5reb, T.Furukawa 7+2reb, R.Rossiter 6+18reb+8ast, N.Kumagae 5+1reb
gschID: 474805


Chiba Jets - Osaka Evessa 80-66

The game between Top Four teams took place in Chiba. Third ranked host Chiba Jets (21-12) defeated one of their biggest challengers Osaka Evessa (18-15) 80-66. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Osaka Evessa. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 80-66. American Tyler Stone (203-91, college: SE Missouri St., agency: Diamond Sports) scored 32 points and 8 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international power forward Ryumo Ono (197-88) chipped in 16 points during the contest. At the losing side American forward Josh Harrellson (208-89, college: Kentucky) responded with 13 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks and his fellow American import power forward Xavier Gibson (210-88, college: Florida St.) scored 15 points and 7 rebounds. Chiba Jets maintains third position with 21-12 record having seven points less than leader SeaHorses which they share with defeated Osaka Evessa. Loser Osaka Evessa keeps the third place with 15 games lost. Chiba Jets will face again Osaka Evessa (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day.
Top scorers:
Osaka Evessa: X.Gibson 15+7reb, T.Soma 14+3reb+1ast, J.Harrellson 13+9reb+2ast, R.Roby 6+4reb+3ast, S.Watanuki 6+1reb+2ast, S.Konno 5+3reb+2ast
Chiba Jets: T.Stone 32+8reb+2ast, R.Ono 16+4reb+1ast, K.Ishii 9+5reb+3ast, Y.Togashi 8+2reb+2ast, M.Parker 6+10reb+1ast, S.Hara 4+1reb
gschID: 474804


Akita NH - Sanen 71-84

Not a big story in a game when 6th ranked Akita Happinets (8-25) were defeated at home by second ranked Sanen Neophoenix (19-14) 84-71 on Saturday. It was a very close game until the last quarter, when Sanen Neophoenix's pressure prevailed and they won that period 28-20 extending their advantage to 13 points. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Sanen Neophoenix made 9 blocks. American forward Robert Dozier (206-85, college: Memphis) scored 16 points, 5 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import swingman Josh Childress (203-83, college: Stanford) chipped in 15 points during the contest. Four Sanen Neophoenix players scored in double figures. Sanen Neophoenix's coach Hiroki Fujita used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. At the losing side guard Seiya Ando (184-92) responded with 23 points and 5 rebounds and Canadian center Scott Morrison (213-86, college: Portland St.) scored 10 points and 8 rebounds. Sanen Neophoenix maintains second position with 19-14 record having nine points less than leader SeaHorses. Akita Happinets lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 25 games lost. Sanen Neophoenix will have a break next round. Akita Happinets will play again at home against the league's second-placed Sanen Neophoenix (#2) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Akita NH: S.Ando 23+5reb+1ast, E.Ravenel 14+4reb+1ast, S.Morrison 10+8reb+1ast, D.Stephens 9+6reb+2ast, S.Taguchi 5+5reb+1ast, R.Shirahama 3+6reb
Sanen: R.Dozier 16+5reb+3ast, J.Childress 15+3reb+2ast, O.Ashaolu 14+5reb+1ast, A.Ota 10+5reb, S.Ohishi 9+1ast, S.Tawatari 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 474803


Sendai 89ers - Kyoto Hannar. 82-86

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar.'s (16-18) road victory over 5th ranked Sendai 89ers (9-25) 86-82 on Saturday. Sendai 89ers were trailing by 6 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 26-19 charge of Kyoto Hannar., which allowed them to win the game. They made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. Sendai 89ers were plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. American Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) scored 26 points and 9 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side guard Kaito Ishikawa (188-90) responded with 21 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) scored 14 points and 9 rebounds. Five Sendai 89ers players scored in double figures. Sendai 89ers' coach Takeo Mabashi let to play ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Kyoto Hannar. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 16-18 record. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 25 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: K.Ishikawa 21+1reb+5ast, T.Kumagai 16+6reb, W.White 14+9reb+2ast, T.Nephawe 11+6reb, M.Kataoka 10+1reb, R.Yanagawa 5+1reb+1ast
Kyoto Hannar.: M.Dove 26+9reb+2ast, H.Kawashima 18+3reb+2ast, K.Kotzur 15+11reb+3ast, Y.Okada 8+2reb+1ast, L.Hill 8+6reb+1ast, K.Yamabuchi 6+1reb+3ast
gschID: 474802


Sendai 89ers - Kyoto Hannar. 58-63

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Sendai 89ers' (9-25) home loss to fourth ranked Kyoto Hannar. (16-18) 58-63 on Friday. Sendai 89ers were trailing by 4 points at halftime but managed to get 3-point lead after three quarters before a 19-11 charge of Kyoto Hannar., which allowed them to win the game. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Sendai 89ers to just 7 points in first quarter. They outrebounded Sendai 89ers 44-33 including 33 on the defensive glass. Sendai 89ers were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American forward Kevin Kotzur (203-89, college: St.Mary's, TX) had a double-double by scoring 17 points and 12 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and the other American import Marcus Dove (206-85, college: Oklahoma St.) chipped in 13 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard Wendell White (198-84, college: UNLV) responded with 19 points and 7 rebounds and South African center Tshilidzi Nephawe (208-89, college: N.Mexico St.) scored 12 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Kyoto Hannar. have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain fourth position with 16-18 record. Sendai 89ers lost third consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 25 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Sendai 89ers: W.White 19+7reb+2ast, M.Kataoka 13+1reb+1ast, T.Nephawe 12+7reb+1ast, K.Ishikawa 5+2reb+2ast, M.Kikuchi 4+2reb, M.Tate 3
Kyoto Hannar.: K.Kotzur 17+12reb+1ast, S.Utsumi 13+4reb, M.Dove 13+9reb+3ast, Y.Okada 8+4reb+1ast, T.Sato 4+3reb+1ast, L.Hill 3+4reb
gschID: 474801





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  JORDAN  


West Asian Basketball Championship tips off - by Eurobasket News

Jordan hosts the West Asian Basketball Association (WABA) Championship with an opening match against Syria on Sunday. The Kingdom is joined by Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Iran in the six-team tournament hosted at Fuheis Club. The points system will decide the zone champion and the top four will qualify to the 29th Asia Cup, to be held in Lebanon in August. Jordan first won the West Asia title in 2002. In 2016, Jordan beat Lebanon 83-82 to clinch second place at the WABA Championship and advanced alongside Iran and Iraq to the FIBA Asia Challenge, where they finished third. In 2014, Jordan won the WABA title for the second time in the absence of both the Lebanese and senior Iranian teams, and represented the West Asia zone at the 5th FIBA Asia Cup where China, as well as defending FIBA Asia Championship title-holders Iran, had automatically qualified. The competition was previously known as the FIBA Asia Stankovic Cup between 2004 and 2010, and as the FIBA Asia Cup from 2012 to 2014. The champion was given an automatic berth to the following year's FIBA Asia Championship. Qatar were champs in 2004, Jordan in 2008, Lebanon in 2010 and Iran in 2012, 2014, and 2016.
In 2010, Jordan finished second behind Iran and qualified to the 26th FIBA Asia Championship where, for the first time in the country's history, Jordan reached the final but lost the chance to qualify directly to the 2012 Olympic Games after losing the final 70-69 to China. Jordan then played at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) for Men but lost to Puerto Rico and Greece and was eliminated. The OQT gave Asia's second and third teams a chance to qualify to the London Games basketball event.
Starting with 2017, the Asian Championships and the FIBA Oceania Championship will merge into one tournament to be known as the FIBA Asia Cup. It will be held every four years like the EuroBasket, AfroBasket and Americas Championship. The tournament will determine the composition of the joint FIBA Asia and FIBA Oceania qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. During the FIBA Asia Central Board meeting in 2016, it was decided that the event is the first step in the process of identifying the qualifiers for the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup (the new name of the Asian Championship), the first ever Continental Cup played jointly by teams from Asia and Oceania. Although Jordan reached the World Championship in 2010, official support for Jordan's second most popular game is seen as below par by most observers, leading to a decline in the game locally and less competitive advantage on the regional scene.
Courtesy of: jordantimes.com



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  KOSOVO  

Standings - Superleague

SuperLeague Standings
 1. Sigal Prishtina 12-2 
 2. Peja 11-2 
 3. Bashkimi 11-3 
 4. Trepca 10-6 
 5. Ylli 7-8 
 6. Rahoveci 6-8 
 7. Vellaznimi 2-14 
 8. Kerasan 0-16 

Regular Season: Round 16

Jan. 29: Ylli - Trepca 85-74
Jan. 29: Kerasan - Bashkimi 84-96
Jan. 28: Vellaznimi - Rahoveci 73-97
Jan. 28: Peja - Sigal Prishtina 67-79

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 4: Peja - Kerasan
Feb. 4: Vellaznimi - Sigal Prishtina
Feb. 4: Ylli - Bashkimi
Feb. 4: Trepca - Rahoveci


SuperLeague Round 16: Leader Peja lose to Sigal Prishtina - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Peja (11-2) in Peje on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Sigal Prishtina (12-2) 79-67. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Peja. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Sigal Prishtina led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-92, college: Massachusetts) fired 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. The former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds for lost side. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Peja at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Sigal Prishtina's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Prishtina Kerasan.
Bottom-ranked Kerasan (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 96-84 loss to third ranked Bashkimi (11-3) in Prishtina. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Montenegrin guard Mikaile Tmusic (188-93) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 rebounds. Imer Tahiri contributed with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. point guard Genc Gashi (187-97) replied with 36 points (!!!) for Kerasan. Bashkimi maintains third position with 11-3 record behind leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan at the other side still closes the standings. Bashkimi will play against Vellaznimi (#7) in Gjakove in the next round. Kerasan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Prishtina to the arena Sigal Prishtina.
The game in Suhareke was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Trepca (10-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Ylli (7-8). Ylli defeated Trepca 85-74 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trepca. Worth to mention a great performance of Chris Olivier who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field). At the losing side Samir Zekiqi responded with 21 points. Ylli maintains fifth position with 7-8 record. Loser Trepca keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Ylli will meet Rahoveci (#6) in the next round. Trepca will play against the league's second-placed Peja and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Gjakove supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Rahoveci (6-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-14). Rahoveci smashed Vellaznimi 97-73. The winners were led by Muhamed Hasani who scored that evening 12 points and 9 assists. Rahoveci's coach Jeton Nixha felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Newly promoted Rahoveci maintains sixth position with 6-8 record. Vellaznimi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Rahoveci's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ylli (#5) in Suhareke and it may be quite challenging game. Vellaznimi will play on the road against Bashkimi in Prizren and hope to win that game.

Kerasan - Bashkimi 84-96

Bottom-ranked Kerasan (0-16) tried to put together a comeback for its first victory of the season, but they fell short in the 96-84 loss to third ranked Bashkimi (11-3) in Prishtina. Kerasan was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 58-44 second half run of Bashkimi. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of naturalized Montenegrin guard Mikaile Tmusic (188-93) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 5 rebounds. The former international point guard Imer Tahiri (187-91) contributed with 21 points, 7 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Point guard Genc Gashi (187-97) replied with 36 points (!!!) and point guard Alban Latifaj (185-91) added 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Kerasan. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Bashkimi maintains third position with 11-3 record behind leader Sigal Prishtina. Kerasan at the other side still closes the standings. Bashkimi will play against Vellaznimi (#7) in Gjakove in the next round. Kerasan's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Prishtina to the arena Sigal Prishtina.
Top scorers:
Kerasan: G.Gashi 36+4reb+2ast, A.Latifaj 13+6reb+5ast, E.Gashi 12+7reb+1ast, R.Ahmeti 10+7reb+2ast, K.Mucolli 6+1reb+3ast, G.Shala 5+13reb+2ast
Bashkimi: M.Tmusic 30+5reb+1ast, I.Tahiri 21+4reb+7ast, Q.Biraj 20+5reb+3ast, E.Kryeziu 13+6reb+5ast, A.Tahiri 8+7reb+5ast, A. Memcaj 2+3reb
gschID: 530066


Ylli - Trepca 85-74

The game in Suhareke was also quite interesting. One of their biggest challengers Trepca (10-6) played at the court of fifth ranked Ylli (7-8). Ylli defeated Trepca 85-74 on Sunday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Trepca. The hosts trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 85-74. Ylli dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Trepca's 44. They outrebounded Trepca 40-21 including a 30-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. Ylli looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American forward Chris Olivier (203-92, college: Oklahoma St.) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 29 points and 13 rebounds (on 13-of-14 shooting from the field) and the other American import Trae Anderson (196, college: E.Illinois) who added 16 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Ylli players scored in double figures. At the losing side the former international forward Samir Zekiqi (202-95) responded with 21 points and American guard Montrael Scott (190-93, college: Prairie View A&M) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Ylli maintains fifth position with 7-8 record. Loser Trepca keeps the fourth place with six games lost. Ylli will meet Rahoveci (#6) in the next round. Trepca will play against the league's second-placed Peja and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trepca: S.Zekiqi 21+3reb+1ast, M.Scott 11+6reb+2ast, B.Azemi 9+5reb+1ast, J.Wise 8+1reb+5ast, B.Zekiqi 7+1reb, E.Stutz 7+2reb
Ylli: C.Olivier 29+13reb, K.Brown 16+2reb+9ast, T.Anderson 16+8reb+7ast, E.Grosha 10+6reb, R.Krasniqi 8+4reb+2ast, U.Karanezi 4+5reb+1ast
gschID: 530068


Peja - Sigal Prishtina 67-79

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of Peja (11-2) in Peje on Saturday night. Hosts were defeated by Sigal Prishtina (12-2) 79-67. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Peja. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The game without a history. Sigal Prishtina led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. American point guard Jabarie Hinds (180-92, college: Massachusetts) fired 19 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!) for the winners. The former international forward Drilon Hajrizi (203-91) chipped in 16 points and 5 rebounds. Sigal Prishtina's coach Audrius Prakuraitis used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American forward Jamie Skeen (205-88, college: VCU) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and the former international forward Alban Veseli (202-90) added 19 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Sigal Prishtina have an impressive 12-game winning streak. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader. Peja at the other side dropped to the second place with two games lost. Sigal Prishtina's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Prishtina Kerasan.
Top scorers:
Peja: A.Veseli 19+6reb+3ast, J.Skeen 16+12reb+1ast, N.Dahlman 8+6reb+2ast, L.Reed 8+5reb+2ast, A.Tillotson 5+5ast, M.Ahmetbasic 4+5reb+2ast
Sigal Prishtina: J.Hinds 19+6reb+7ast, D.Hajrizi 16+5reb+2ast, N.Delic 9+5reb+1ast, G.Rugova 7+4reb+1ast, F.Rugova 6+5reb+3ast, R.Peci 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 530065


Vellaznimi - Rahoveci 73-97

The game in Gjakove supposed to be also worth to mention about. Sixth ranked Rahoveci (6-8) played at the court of 7th ranked Vellaznimi (2-14). Rahoveci smashed Vellaznimi 97-73. The game was mostly controlled by Rahoveci. Vellaznimi was better in fourth quarter 24-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Rahoveci dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Vellaznimi's 36. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 30 assists comparing to just 17 passes made by Vellaznimi's players. The winners were led by point guard Muhamed Hasani (191-88, college: Rutgers) who scored that evening 12 points and 9 assists and American guard Tyler Deihl (185-91, college: Francis Marion) supported him with 15 points, 6 assists and 7 steals. Four Rahoveci players scored in double figures. Rahoveci's coach Jeton Nixha felt very confident that he used entire bench and allowed the starting five to rest. Even 22 points and 6 rebounds by Beqe Kovaqi (196-94) did not help to save the game for Vellaznimi. Guard Atik Koshi (189-99) added 13 points and 6 assists for lost side. Newly promoted Rahoveci maintains sixth position with 6-8 record. Vellaznimi lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Rahoveci's next round opponent will be higher ranked Ylli (#5) in Suhareke and it may be quite challenging game. Vellaznimi will play on the road against Bashkimi in Prizren and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Vellaznimi: B.Kovaqi 22+6reb+2ast, A.Koshi 13+4reb+6ast, M.Mala 8+2reb+4ast, L. Berisha 8+5reb+1ast, G.Zeka 8+6reb+3ast, A.Kreshnik 7+2reb
Rahoveci: T.Deihl 15+1reb+6ast, M.Merovci 14+4reb+1ast, A.Morina 14+2reb+2ast, M.Hasani 12+4reb+9ast, R.Bellinger 9+8reb+3ast, Y. Gashi 8+4reb+1ast
gschID: 530067





San Miguel lands Nduka Ezeamii - by Greg

San Miguel (Liga MB) tabbed American forward Nduka Ezeamii (203-107kg, college: Avila). Ezeami started the season at Ylli in Kosovan SuperLeague. He played there 4 games.
He graduated from Avila University in 2016 and it is his first season in pro basketball. Ezeamii was selected to All-HAAC 2nd Team in 2016. He is expected to join the team soon.

By Eurobasket Data Center.

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  LATVIA  

LBL Standing

LBL Standings
 1. Ventspils 15-2 
 2. Valmiera 12-7 
 3. Jekabpils 11-8 
 4. VEF Riga 9-2 
 5. Jurmala 9-12 
 6. Barons Riga 8-9 
 7. Liepaja/Triobet 8-10 
 8. BK Ogre 6-11 
 9. LU 4-16 
 10. Valka/Valga 3-8 

Regular Season: Round 20

Jan. 28: Valmiera - Ventspils 97-95
Jan. 29: Barons Riga - BK Ogre 84-74
Jan. 28: Jekabpils - Jurmala 83-70
Jan. 29: LU - Liepaja/Triobet 62-67
Feb. 1: Ventspils - Valka/Valga
Feb. 1: Liepaja/Triobet - BK Ogre
Feb. 1: LU - Valmiera



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  LEBANON  


2017 WABA Championship - Lebanon Crush Iraq in Opening Game - by Eurobasket News

The Lebanese Basketball National Team found no difficulty crushing Iraq in their opening game at the 2017 WABA Championship 86-46. From the first quarter onward, Lebanon took the lead and kept on increasing it. Fadi Khatib (198-F/G-79) was the best scorer in the first half with 14 points, followed closely by Wael Arakji (194-PG-94)'s 11 as the Cedars went to the halftime break with a 44-25. Moreover, Coach Joe took advantage of the early lead in order to give playing time to all players. Charles Tabet (205-C/F-87, college: S.Alabama) was terrific, grabbing 9 rebounds and dominating the paint.
Nevertheless, despite the blow out game, the performance was not exemplary as the Lebanese players lost their focus at some points which costed us easy baskets. The coaching staff will surely address this issue and build more chemistry for the upcoming games and tournaments.
Courtesy of: sports-961.com



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  LIGA AMERICAS  

Standings

Liga Americas Standings
Group A
 1 La Union 2-1 
 2 Soles 2-1 
 3 Aguada 2-1 
 4 Correcaminos 0-3 
Group B
 1 Fuerza Regia 3-0 
 2 Guaros 2-1 
 3 Caballos 1-2 
 4 Los Leones 0-3 
Group C
 1 Arecibo 0-0 
 2 Bucaneros 0-0 
 3 Hebraica 0-0 
 4 San Lorenzo 0-0 
Group D
 1 Academia 0-0 
 2 Cocodrilos 0-0 
 3 Ponce 0-0 
 4 Weber Bahia 0-0 

Regular Season: Round 6

Jan. 29: Caballos - Los Leones 98-80
Jan. 29: Fuerza Regia - Guaros 84-78

Regular Season: Round 7

Feb. 3: Arecibo - Hebraica
Feb. 3: San Lorenzo - Bucaneros


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Justin KEENAN
  Soles
  (202-F/C-88)
  Avg: 25.7
 1. Keenan, Soles25.7 
 2. Hernandez, Fuerza R.24.0 
 3. Smith, Aguada21.7 
 4. Alvarez, Aguada20.3 
 5. Oguchi, Soles18.7 
 6. Rivera, Fuerza R.17.5 
 7. Francis, La Union17.0 
 8. Gaskins, Correcam.16.7 
 9. Martinez, Soles16.3 
 10. Coleman, Los L.14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Torin FRANCIS
  La Union
  (210-C-83)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Francis, La Union13.7 
 2. Henriquez-R., Correcam.9.3 
 3. Keenan, Soles8.7 
 4. Carter, Caballos8.0 
 5. Bowdry, Los Leones8.0 
 6. Smith, Aguada7.3 
 7. Anderson, Fuerza R.7.0 
 8.