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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 20-1 
 2 Partizan 16-5 
 3 Buducnost 15-6 
 4 Cedevita 15-6 
 5 Cibona 11-10 
 6 Igokea 10-11 
 7 Karpos Sokoli 9-12 
 8 Un.Olimpija 9-12 
 9 FMP 8-13 
 10 Mega Leks 7-14 
 11 Krka 7-14 
 12 MZT Skopje 7-14 
 13 Mornar Bar 7-15 
 14 Zadar 7-15 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 10: Zadar - Mornar Bar 80-62
Feb. 11: MZT Skopje - Krka
Feb. 11: Mega Leks - Igokea
Feb. 11: Cedevita - Partizan
Feb. 11: Crvena Zvezda - Cibona
Feb. 11: Buducnost - Karpos Sokoli
Feb. 11: FMP - Un.Olimpija


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.5 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.0 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.9 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija15.9 
 6. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.5 
 7. Hatcher, Partizan15.4 
 8. Covic, FMP15.3 
 9. Labovic, Karpos S.14.9 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Lukovic, Krka8.2 
 3. Kaba, Mega Leks8.0 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.8 
 5. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 6. Klassen, Buducnost7.0 
 7. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija6.9 
 8. Bolden, FMP6.9 
 9. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.8 
 10. Scott, MZT Skopje6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Reynolds, Cibona7.0 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.6 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.4 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.2 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.9 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 9. Perry, Karpos S.4.6 
 10. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jakov VLADOVIC
  Zadar
  (187-PG-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.8 
 3. Perry, Karpos S.1.7 
 4. Kaba, Mega Leks1.7 
 5. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.1.6 
 7. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 8. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 9. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.6 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Lukovic, Partizan2.0 
 2. Austin, FMP1.8 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.5 
 5. Scott, MZT Skopje1.4 
 6. Begic, Cedevita1.3 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Zagorac, Mega Leks1.1 
 9. Nikolic, Buducnost1.1 
 10. Davidovac, FMP1.1 



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  ARGENTINA  

Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 23-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 22-11 
 3. Instituto 21-12 
 4. Regatas C. 18-11 
 5. Olimpico LB 17-14 
 6. Quimsa 16-14 
 7. Libertad S. 15-16 
 8. La Union 14-17 
 9. Atenas 11-19 
 10. Echague 5-26 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 23-7 
 2. Ferrocarril 20-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 19-12 
 4. Obras Basket 16-16 
 5. GECR Indalo 15-16 
 6. Argentino 14-18 
 7. Penarol 14-19 
 8. Quilmes MP 14-19 
 9. Hispano Am. 9-23 
 10. Boca Jrs 8-24 

Regular Season: Round 32

Feb. 8: Instituto - San Martin C. 85-83
Feb. 8: Libertad S. - La Union 84-62
Feb. 9: Obras Basket - Ferrocarril 83-61
Feb. 9: Quimsa - Argentino 78-56
Feb. 9: GECR Indalo - San Lorenzo 77-79
Feb. 7: Penarol - Hispano Am. 76-81
Feb. 7: Olimpico LB - Argentino 76-71
Feb. 10: Libertad S. - San Martin C. 72-80
Feb. 9: Boca Jrs - Estudiantes C. 69-74
Feb. 7: Ferrocarril - Estudiantes C. 67-76
Feb. 9: Quilmes MP - Hispano Am. 100-83

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 11: Boca Jrs - San Lorenzo
Feb. 12: Hispano Am. - Obras Basket
Feb. 12: Atenas - Quimsa
Feb. 12: La Union - Regatas C.
Feb. 13: Ferrocarril - GECR Indalo
Feb. 13: Estudiantes C. - Libertad S.
Feb. 14: Instituto - Quimsa
Feb. 14: Penarol - Weber Bahia
Feb. 15: Obras Basket - GECR Indalo
Feb. 15: Echague - Libertad S.
Feb. 15: Estudiantes C. - San Lorenzo
Feb. 15: Olimpico LB - La Union
Feb. 16: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia
Feb. 16: San Martin C. - Hispano Am.


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.3 
 2. Green, Instituto19.8 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.6 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.5 
 5. Solano, Echague18.2 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Horner, Obras B.17.1 
 8. Reed, Penarol16.8 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Vildoza, Quilm.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.2 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.2 
 6. Horner, Obras B.8.5 
 7. Johnson, Atenas8.5 
 8. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.3 
 10. Francis, La Union8.2 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.0 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.5 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.0 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.7 
 8. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 9. Hopson, Quimsa4.5 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Solano, Echague2.1 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 5. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 6. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 7. Tucker, Estudian.1.5 
 8. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 10. Calfani, San L.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.7 
 4. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 5. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 6. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 7. Richard, Obras B.1.1 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Spurlock, Quimsa1.0 


Standings - TNA

TNA Standings
Center North
 1. Union SF 19-5 
 2. San Isidro 16-10 
 3. Barrio Parque 13-8 
 4. Independiente BBC 9-17 
 5. BHY Tiro Federal 8-14 
 6. SP Las Parejas 6-18 
Center South
 1. Ciclista 15-9 
 2. Parque Sur 15-9 
 3. Platense 12-10 
 4. Rocamora 11-11 
 5. Temperley 11-12 
 6. Gimnasia LP 6-18 
 7. La Union 5-18 
North
 1. Hindu 20-3 
 2. Comunicaciones 18-6 
 3. Villa Angela 14-9 
 4. Villa San Martin 9-16 
 5. Salta Basket 8-13 
 6. Obera TC 6-16 
 7. Mitre Tuc. 6-17 
South
 1. Estudiantes O. 16-8 
 2. Olimpo BB 15-8 
 3. Alianza Viedma 14-11 
 4. Huracan 13-11 
 5. Atenas Carmen 12-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 8-15 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 9: Union SF - SP Las Parejas 91-65
Feb. 8: Gimnasia LP - Petr.Argentino 84-78
Feb. 9: Olimpo BB - Parque Sur 82-69
Feb. 8: San Isidro - Villa Angela 80-72
Feb. 10: Temperley - Alianza Viedma 77-83
Feb. 8: Independiente BBC - Mitre Tuc. 77-63
Feb. 9: Comunicaciones - Hindu 72-77
Feb. 8: Barrio Parque - Villa San Martin 71-60
Feb. 8: Ciclista - Estudiantes O. 70-78
Feb. 10: Independiente BBC - Salta Basket 69-67
Feb. 10: BHY Tiro Federal - Villa Angela 63-65
Feb. 10: San Isidro - Villa San Martin 63-61
Feb. 8: La Union - Alianza Viedma 102-110
Feb. 11: Obera TC - Hindu
Feb. 12: Barrio Parque - Salta Basket
Feb. 12: BHY Tiro Federal - Villa San Martin
Feb. 13: Obera TC - Comunicaciones
Feb. 14: SP Las Parejas - Salta Basket


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.2 
 2. Brown, La Union20.4 
 3. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.20.1 
 4. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.1 
 5. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes Cardo., Obera T.19.2 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP18.4 
 10. Cutley, Atenas C.17.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Santiago GONZALEZ
  San I.
  (203-C-83)
  Avg: 12.5
 1. Gonzalez, San I.12.5 
 2. Matthews, Salta B.10.1 
 3. Cutley, Atenas C.9.2 
 4. Graham, Temperley9.0 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.7 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.0 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC7.9 
 10. Coleman, Alianza .7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Victor Hugo CAJAL
  Independ.
  (179-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Cajal, Independ.7.3 
 2. La Bella, Gimnasia.6.9 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Paletta, Hindu5.3 
 5. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 6. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 7. Correa, BHY T.4.4 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
 10. Rusconi, Gimnasia.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Felipe PAIS
  Platense
  (185-G-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Pais, Platense2.5 
 2. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 3. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 4. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 5. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 7. Lopez, Independ.2.0 
 8. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.9 
 9. Eseverri, Salta B.1.9 
 10. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Lockett, BHY T.1.5 
 3. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.4 
 4. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. McCullough, Alianza .0.9 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Belgrano SN 10-4 
 2. Chivilcoy Racing 10-4 
 3. Sarmiento 8-5 
 4. Villa Mitre BB 8-7 
 5. Sportivo E. 6-6 
 6. Argentino PRG 5-9 
 7. U.Mar del Plata 4-11 
 8. Atletico Pilar 3-10 
Centro
 1. Ameghino 12-3 
 2. Atletico Tostado 11-5 
 3. Deportivo Norte A. 10-4 
 4. Union Sunch. 10-5 
 5. Central SJ 6-8 
 6. Independ. Oliva 6-9 
 7. H.San Javier 6-9 
 8. San Justino 4-10 
 9. Olimpico Ceres 4-10 
Mesopotamia
 1. Gualeguay 10-4 
 2. C.Entrerriano 9-4 
 3. Union Goya 8-7 
 4. Atletico Tala 7-6 
 5. Regatas U. 6-8 
 6. Ferrocarril C. 6-8 
 7. Penarol 6-8 
 8. Saladas 5-8 
 9. Capuchinos 4-8 
Metropolitana
 1. P.Echague 12-4 
 2. River Plate 11-4 
 3. Ramos Mejia 11-5 
 4. H.San Justo 11-6 
 5. Union Vecinal 8-7 
 6. RC Avellaneda 8-8 
 7. Lanus 5-8 
 8. Villa Mitre CF 5-11 
 9. Estudiantil 4-12 
 10. Estudiantes LP 2-14 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 14-0 
 2. San Martin LR 10-4 
 3. Amancay LR 9-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-7 
 5. Olimpia Catam. 6-8 
 6. Union Oran 6-9 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-10 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. C.Espanol P. 11-3 
 2. Perfora 11-3 
 3. Rivadavia M. 11-4 
 4. M.Junin 5-10 
 5. Independ.N. 3-9 
 6. Anzorena 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 15

Bonaerense

Feb. 10: U.Mar del Plata - Sarmiento
Feb. 10: Sportivo E. - Atletico Pilar
Feb. 10: Chivilcoy Racing - Argentino PRG

Centro

Feb. 9: H.San Javier - Deportivo Norte A. 92-82
Feb. 10: Central SJ - Atletico Tostado
Feb. 10: Ameghino - San Justino
Feb. 10: Olimpico Ceres - Independ. Oliva
Feb. 12: Atletico Tostado - Independ. Oliva
Feb. 12: Central SJ - San Justino
Feb. 12: Deportivo Norte A. - Olimpico Ceres

Mesopotamia

Feb. 10: Capuchinos - Atletico Tala
Feb. 10: Gualeguay - Regatas U.
Feb. 10: Penarol - C.Entrerriano
Feb. 10: Union Goya - Ferrocarril C.
Feb. 12: C.Entrerriano - Capuchinos
Feb. 12: Atletico Tala - Gualeguay
Feb. 12: Saladas - Ferrocarril C.

Metropolitana

Feb. 10: Villa Mitre BB - Estudiantes LP
Feb. 10: River Plate - Estudiantil
Feb. 10: RC Avellaneda - Atletico Tostado
Feb. 10: Villa Mitre CF - P.Echague
Feb. 10: Ramos Mejia - Union Vecinal

Noa

Feb. 10: Hindu BBC - Olimpia Catam.
Feb. 10: N.Avellaneda Tuc. - Talleres TV
Feb. 10: Rio Grande - Union Oran

Oeste

Feb. 10: C.Espanol P. - Rivadavia M.
Feb. 10: Independ.N. - M.Junin
Feb. 12: Independ.N. - Rivadavia M.
Feb. 12: Perfora - M.Junin


Cena is back at Bisceglie - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) agreed terms with 25-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Enzo Damian Cena (201-92). It is actually his comeback to Bisceglie as he has played here before. Cena started the season at Basket Citta' Di San Severo in the Serie B. In 19 games he had 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg this season. The last season Cena played also at San Severo where in 33 Serie B games he recorded 6.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Cena has played previously for another Italian team Canicatti.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  ASEAN LEAGUE  

Standings

ASEAN League Standings
 1 Singapore S. 10-3 
 2 Hong Kong ELL 7-2 
 3 Alab Pilipinas 5-4 
 4 Kaohsiung 4-7 
 5 Saigon H. 2-6 
 6 KL Dragons 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 10: KL Dragons - Singapore S. 110-113
Feb. 11: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung
Feb. 12: Singapore S. - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 12: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-10 
 2. Taipans 14-13 
 3. Wildcats 14-13 
 4. Hawks 14-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-14 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 9: Taipans - 36ers 89-85
Feb. 10: Breakers - United 88-70
Feb. 10: Wildcats - Kings 101-74
Feb. 11: Hawks - Bullets
Feb. 11: 36ers - Taipans
Feb. 12: United - Wildcats


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Bryce COTTON
  Wildcats
  (185-G-92)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Cotton, Wildcats22.4 
 2. Ware, United21.8 
 3. Randle, 36ers20.9 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.0 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Clarke, Hawks17.1 
 9. Goulding, United16.7 
 10. Lisch, Kings16.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Josh BOONE
  United
  (208-F/C-84)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Boone, United9.1 
 2. Craig, Bullets7.7 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.5 
 4. Johnson, 36ers7.4 
 5. Mitchell, Breakers7.2 
 6. Pledger, Breakers6.8 
 7. Bairstow, Bullets6.5 
 8. Whittington, Kings6.4 
 9. McKay, Wildcats6.1 
 10. Majok, United6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Ben WOODSIDE
  Breakers
  (180-PG-85)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Woodside, Breakers5.5 
 2. Jackson, United5.4 
 3. Randle, 36ers5.4 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.0 
 9. Gibson, Bullets3.8 
 10. Lisch, Kings3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin LISCH
  Kings
  (188-C-86)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lisch, Kings1.9 
 2. Martin, Wildcats1.8 
 3. Prather, Wildcats1.7 
 4. Dillard, Breakers1.6 
 5. Whittington, Kings1.5 
 6. Jackson, United1.4 
 7. Harris, Hawks1.3 
 8. Woodside, Breakers1.3 
 9. Trice, Taipans1.2 
 10. Newley, Kings1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Andrew James OGILVY
  Hawks
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Ogilvy, Hawks1.5 
 2. McKay, Wildcats1.5 
 3. Boone, United1.2 
 4. Pledger, Breakers1.2 
 5. Whittington, Kings0.9 
 6. Powell, Kings0.8 
 7. Maric, Kings0.7 
 8. Wesley, United0.7 
 9. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 
 10. Craig, Bullets0.7 



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  BAHAMAS  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 10: Giants - Rebels 95-64
Feb. 4: Pirates - Rebels 93-89
Feb. 10: Cybots - Pros 85-84
Feb. 4: Shockers - Cybots 78-83
Feb. 6: Shockers - Pros 78-65
Feb. 6: Cleaners - Pirates 76-86

Regular Season: Round 14

Feb. 11: Stingers - Rebels
Feb. 13: Rockets - Legends
Feb. 13: Bahamas Univ. - Pros
Feb. 15: Cleaners - Pirates
Feb. 17: Stingers - Legends
Feb. 17: Bahamas Univ. - Rebels



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  BAHRAIN  

Standings

Premier Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Al Ahli 1-0 
 2. Al Manama 1-0 
 3. Al Muharraq 1-0 
 4. Nuwaidrat 0-1 
 5. Al Hala 0-1 
 6. Al Najma 0-1 
Places 7-11
 1. Sitra 1-0 
 2. Al Bahrain 1-0 
 3. Issa Town 0-0 
 4. Al Ittihad 0-1 
 5. Samaheej 0-1 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Places 1-6

Feb. 9: Al Muharraq - Nuwaidrat 86-71
Feb. 9: Al Ahli - Al Hala 84-77
Feb. 8: Al Najma - Al Manama 61-76

Places 7-11

Feb. 6: Sitra - Samaheej 91-56
Feb. 8: Al Bahrain - Al Ittihad 60-58

Second Stage: Round 2

Feb. 14: Al Manama - Al Muharraq
Feb. 15: Al Hala - Nuwaidrat
Feb. 15: Al Najma - Al Ahli


Premier League Round 1 of Second Stage - by Eurobasket News

The Second Stage in Premier League just started.

Al Ahli defeated Al Hala in Manama 84-77. Al Hala will play next round against strong Nuwaidrat trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Ahli will try to continue on its current victory against Al Najma. It will be extra interesting game as Al Najma is their local rival from Manama.
Nuwaidrat (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Al Muharraq. Visitors were defeated by Al Muharraq 86-71. Al Muharraq will play against Al Manama on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nuwaidrat will play against Al Hala in Muharraq and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game was also tough home loss of Al Najma in a game versus undefeated Al Manama (#3) 76-61. Al Manama will meet at home Al Muharraq (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Najma will play against Al Ahli and hope to win that game.
A very interesting game took place in Manama. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Al Ittihad (0-1) to Al Bahrain (1-0) 60-58 on Wednesday evening. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 1
In League winless Samaheej lost to undefeated Sitra on the road 56-91.

Places 1-6
Al Muharraq - Nuwaidrat 86-71

Nuwaidrat (0-1) recorded a loss on the court of Al Muharraq. Visitors were defeated by Al Muharraq 86-71. Al Muharraq will play against Al Manama on the road in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Nuwaidrat will play against Al Hala in Muharraq and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
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Al Ahli - Al Hala 84-77

Al Ahli defeated Al Hala in Manama 84-77. Al Hala will play next round against strong Nuwaidrat trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Ahli will try to continue on its current victory against Al Najma. It will be extra interesting game as Al Najma is their local rival from Manama.
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Al Najma - Al Manama 61-76

An interesting game was also tough home loss of Al Najma in a game versus undefeated Al Manama (#3) 76-61. Al Manama will meet at home Al Muharraq (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Al Najma will play against Al Ahli and hope to win that game.
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Places 7-11
Al Bahrain - Al Ittihad 60-58

A very interesting game took place in Manama. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of Al Ittihad (0-1) to Al Bahrain (1-0) 60-58 on Wednesday evening. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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Sitra - Samaheej 91-56
Sitra used a home court advantage and crushed the opponent from Manama 91-56. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
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  BALKAN LEAGUE  


Jayon James claims Balkan League weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Jayon James (198-F/G-92) put on an amazing game in the last round for Sutjeska and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2 (Second Stage).
The 24-year old swingman had the game-high 24 points adding five rebounds and seven assists for Sutjeska in his team's victory, helping them to beat Kozuv (#7, 1-3) 84-76. Sutjeska is placed at 6th position in Balkan League. Sutjeska is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. But it was their 2nd lost game this season out of 4 games. In the team's last game James had a remarkable 88.9% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 23-year old American forward Aaron Jones (206-F-93, agency: Two Points) of Beroe. Jones impressed basketball fans with 27 points and 4 rebounds. It was enough for Beroe to edge Feni Industries (1-3) by 1 point 85-84. A very good start of the Second Stage for his team, which won so far all 4 games without any defeat. Jones is a newcomer at Beroe 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 Petar Kusovac (195-F-93, agency: AproK Sports Group) of Teodo Tivat (#10). Kusovac showcased his all-around game by recording 22 points, six rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was a key player of Teodo Tivat, leading his team to a 98-81 easy win against Karpos Sokoli (#12, 1-3). Teodo Tivat needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 2 lost games. Kusovac has a very solid season. In 12 games in Balkan League he scored 12.4ppg. He also has 4.7rpg, FGP: 58.9% and 3PT: 42.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Milivoje Mijovic (200-PF-91) of Kozuv - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Filip Sepa (198-SG-90) of Karpos Sokoli - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
6. Cameron Rundles (188-PG-88) of Peja - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Giorgi Sharabidze (210-C-90) of Feni Industries - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Kenyon McNeaill (185-PG-91) of Kozuv - 27 points and 2 assists
9. Jamie Skeen (205-F-88) of Peja - 16 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Alban Veseli (202-F-90) of Peja - 22 points, 10 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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  BELARUS  

Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 22-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 20-1 
 3. Tsmoki II 14-7 
 4. Impuls BGUIR 13-10 
 5. Vitebsk 12-10 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-18 
 8. Brest 4-17 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-18 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk 1-0 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 10: Tsmoki II - Brest 93-77
Feb. 10: Tsmoki-Minsk - Prinemanye 89-55
Feb. 10: COR-Borisfen - Impuls BGUIR 82-69
Feb. 10: GOCOR-Sozh - Grodno-93 60-96

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 11: Prinemanye - Vitebsk
Feb. 11: GOCOR-Sozh - Grodno-93
Feb. 11: Tsmoki II - Brest
Feb. 11: COR-Borisfen - Impuls BGUIR


Stats Leaders - Premier League

Points Per Game
 Sergej VABISCHEVICH
  BSEU-Gr.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.21.4 
 2. Viaroukin, GO.19.5 
 3. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.18.8 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.18.3 
 5. Suvorov, Prineman.17.7 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.4 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk17.3 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prineman.16.0 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13.8
 1. Dmitruk, Brest13.8 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.2 
 3. Zahar, Impuls B.8.9 
 4. Liutych, Tsmoki II8.7 
 5. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Prineman.7.5 
 10. Chumakov, Grodn.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Maksim SHUSTOV
  Impuls B.
  (188-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Shustov, Impuls B.5.9 
 2. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.5.3 
 3. Nazarov, BSEU-Gr.5.0 
 4. Kuzmin, Grodno-935.0 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.4.7 
 6. Aladko, Vitebsk4.5 
 7. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 8. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.3 
 9. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 10. Korzh, Grodno-934.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.7 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 3. Suvorov, Prineman.2.3 
 4. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 5. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk2.1 
 6. Chumakov, Grodn.2.1 
 7. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 9. Stankevich, GOCOR-S.1.9 
 10. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Evgeniy KOPYLOV
  COR-Bori.
  (199-F-91)
  Avg: 0
 1. Kopylov, COR-Bori.0.0 
 2. Adaskov, GO.0.0 
 3. Kopacev, GO.0.0 
 4. Navoichyk, Prineman.0.0 
 5. Konovchuk, Brest0.0 
 6. Morozov, Brest0.0 
 7. Kisel, Brest0.0 
 8. Mishukov, Grodn.0.0 
 9. Kirilyuk, Brest0.0 
 10. Milashevskiy, BSEU-Gr.0.0 



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  BELGIUM  

Standings - Division I

Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 14-4 
 2. Antwerp 12-6 
 3. Spirou 11-8 
 4. Brussels 10-9 
 5. Aalstar 10-10 
 6. Limburg United 9-10 
 7. Mons-Hainaut 8-10 
 8. Kangoeroes 8-10 
 9. Leuven 6-13 
 10. Liege 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Limburg United - Leuven 91-73
Feb. 10: Aalstar - Brussels 82-90
Feb. 10: Spirou - Liege 80-74
Feb. 11: Antwerp - Kangoeroes
Feb. 11: Oostende - Mons-Hainaut



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  BELIZE  

Standings

NEBL Standings
 1. San Pedro T. 4-0 
 2. Belmopan B. 2-1 
 3. Dangriga W. 1-1 
 4. Orange Walk RR 1-1 
 5. Smart Belize H. 1-2 
 6. Cayo Western B. 1-2 
 7. Belize City NL 0-3 

Regular Season: Round 5

Feb. 18: Belize City NL - Smart Belize H.
Feb. 17: Dangriga W. - San Pedro T.



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  BOSNIA  


Emir Zimic claims Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Emir Zimic (218-C-86) had a great game in the last round for Kakanj and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 14.
The 30-year old center had a double-double of 18 points and sixteen rebounds, while his team beat Zrinjski HT (#2, 9-4) 87-75. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Kakanj maintains the 3rd position in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Kakanj will need more victories to improve their 8-5 record. Zimic just recently signed at Kakanj and just after two games he already turned to be a very valuable addition to the team. Emir Zimic averages just after two games 10.0ppg and 8.5rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 32-year old Croatian center Franko Kastropil (212-C-84) of Siroki Primorka. Kastropil impressed basketball fans with 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Of course he led Siroki Primorka to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Mladost (#8, 5-9) 100-77. This victory allowed Siroki Primorka to move up to 6th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-8 record. Kastropil is one of the most experienced players at Siroki Primorka and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.0ppg (#7). He also registered 10.0 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Mujo Tuljkovic (202-F-79, agency: BeoBasket) of Bosnjak (#10). Tuljkovic scored 27 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Despite Tuljkovic's great performance Bosnjak lost 76-91 to the higher-ranked Spars Sarajevo (#5, 8-6). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Bosnjak can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 4-10 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Tuljkovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Tuljkovic has individually a great season in Bosnia. After only 5 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.0ppg (2nd best) and rebounds with 6.6rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Devonte Brown (188-G-92) of Sloboda Tuzla - 14 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Ibrahim Durmo (201-F/C-97) of Spars Sarajevo - 21 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Ivan Karacic (202-C-96) of Siroki Primorka - 19 points and 12 rebounds
7. Vladimir Aleksic (198-F/G-87) of Leotar - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Maksim Kovacevic (196-G/F-87) of Spars Sarajevo - 19 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Zlatko Jovanovic (181-PG-84) of Spars Sarajevo - 17 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Bojan Pelkic (204-F-83) of Leotar - 13 points and 9 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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  BRAZIL  


Mogi inks Jose Carlos - by Paulo Freire

Mogi das Cruzes/Helbor (NBB) signed 20-year old Jose Carlos (97). He played last summer at Palmeiras in the Paulista.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



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  BULGARIA  


Academik Plovdiv inks Milorad Sutulovic - by Eurobasket News

Akademik Bulteks 99 Plovdiv (NBL) agreed terms with 27-year old Montenegrin guard Milorad Sutulovic (196-90). He just played at Mladost in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division I. In 5 games he had 12.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 2.0apg and 1.2spg this season. Sutulovic also played earlier that season for KK Danilovgrad in Montenegrin Erste Liga where in 9 Division I games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.8ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.3apg.
His team made it to the Slovenian Cup final in 2016.
Sutulovic represented Montenegro at the European Championships U20 in Croatia seven years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 2.5ppg.
Sutulovic is quite experienced player. He has played also professionally in Serbia (OKK Beograd), Slovenia (Un.Olimpija and KK Primorska), Montenegro (Buducnost, KK ABS Primorje 1945 Herceg Novi, S.Centar and KK Podgorica), Bosnia (Leotar, Igokea and HKK Zrinjski HT Mostar) and Kosovo (Futura).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Bulgaria



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 13-4 
 2. St.Mary's 10-6 
 3. UNB 10-6 
 4. Memorial 9-7 
 5. St.Francis X. 8-7 
 6. Acadia 8-7 
 7. UPEI 5-10 
 8. Cape Breton 0-16 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. UFV 10-9 
 2. Mount Royal 8-11 
 3. TRU 8-11 
 4. MacEwan 7-12 
 5. UNBC 4-15 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-17 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 18-1 
 2. Calgary 15-4 
 3. Alberta 13-5 
 4. Saskatchewan 13-6 
 5. Lethbridge 12-6 
 6. Winnipeg 12-7 
 7. Manitoba 11-8 
 8. Brandon 9-11 
 9. Regina 8-11 
 10. Victoria 8-11 
 11. TWU 3-19 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 12-4 
 2. McMaster 7-9 
 3. Lakehead 5-11 
 4. Guelph 4-13 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 16-1 
 2. Toronto 11-6 
 3. Queen's 6-11 
 4. York 4-12 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 15-0 
 2. Ottawa 14-2 
 3. Nipissing 9-9 
 4. Laurentian 8-10 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 9-8 
 2. Laurier 8-10 
 3. Waterloo 5-11 
 4. Western 5-12 
 5. Algoma 4-13 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 10-3 
 2. Concordia 8-4 
 3. UQAM 7-6 
 4. Laval 4-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 9: McGill - UQAM 99-70
Feb. 8: Windsor - Laurier 89-86
Feb. 10: Ryerson - Toronto 87-73
Feb. 10: Victoria - Winnipeg 86-78
Feb. 10: Nipissing - Laurentian 82-78
Feb. 10: Regina - TRU 81-54
Feb. 8: Western - Waterloo 77-96
Feb. 10: UBC Okanagan - UFV 72-87
Feb. 10: Manitoba - Mount Royal 72-71
Feb. 10: Brock - Algoma 72-55
Feb. 10: York - Ottawa 69-70
Feb. 10: TWU - UBC 67-87
Feb. 7: St.Francis X. - Dalhousie 65-77
Feb. 10: Guelph - Lakehead 62-63
Feb. 10: UNBC - Saskatchewan 59-89
Feb. 10: Queen's - Carleton 50-93
Feb. 10: Calgary - MacEwan 101-74

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 11: Western - Laurier
Feb. 11: Windsor - Waterloo
Feb. 11: St.Francis X. - UNB
Feb. 11: Laval - Bishop's
Feb. 11: Lethbridge - Alberta
Feb. 11: UPEI - Memorial
Feb. 11: Acadia - St.Mary's
Feb. 11: Mount Royal - Manitoba
Feb. 11: Lakehead - Guelph
Feb. 11: Ottawa - Queen's
Feb. 11: Algoma - McMaster
Feb. 11: Carleton - York
Feb. 11: Concordia - UQAM
Feb. 11: TRU - Regina
Feb. 11: MacEwan - Calgary
Feb. 11: UBC - TWU
Feb. 11: Winnipeg - Victoria
Feb. 11: UFV - UBC Okanagan
Feb. 11: Saskatchewan - UNBC



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  CHINA  

Standings - CBA

CBA Standings
 1. Shanghai S. 28-6 
 2. Xinjiang FT 28-6 
 3. Liaoning H. 26-8 
 4. Guangdong ST 26-8 
 5. Guangsha L. 26-8 
 6. Shenzhen L. 23-12 
 7. Shandong FB 20-14 
 8. Beijing D. 19-15 
 9. Sichuan BW 19-15 
 10. Jiangsu D. 18-16 
 11. TianJin S. 18-17 
 12. Qingdao E. 15-19 
 13. Shanxi Zh. 14-20 
 14. Jilin NE T. 12-22 
 15. Fujian QB 11-23 
 16. Zhejiang CB 10-24 
 17. North Control B. 8-26 
 18. Jiangsu TX 8-26 
 19. Bayi R. 6-28 
 20. Guangzhou 6-28 

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 10: Shandong FB - Shanghai S. 78-94
Feb. 10: Xinjiang FT - Shanxi Zh. 129-94
Feb. 10: Shenzhen L. - North Control B. 121-103
Feb. 10: Zhejiang CB - Guangzhou 112-114
Feb. 10: Liaoning H. - TianJin S. 109-115
Feb. 10: Fujian QB - Bayi R. 108-105
Feb. 10: Jiangsu TX - Jiangsu D. 104-111
Feb. 10: Guangsha L. - Guangdong ST 103-108
Feb. 10: Beijing D. - Jilin NE T. 102-78
Feb. 10: Qingdao E. - Sichuan BW 100-101

Regular Season: Round 35

Feb. 12: Bayi R. - Sichuan BW
Feb. 12: Shandong FB - Fujian QB
Feb. 12: Guangzhou - Jiangsu TX
Feb. 12: Qingdao E. - Xinjiang FT
Feb. 12: TianJin S. - Shanghai S.
Feb. 12: Jiangsu D. - Shanxi Zh.
Feb. 12: Beijing D. - Liaoning H.
Feb. 12: North Control B. - Jilin NE T.
Feb. 12: Zhejiang CB - Guangdong ST
Feb. 12: Guangsha L. - Shenzhen L.


Chinese CBA round 33 best performance: Samuel Dalembert - by Eurobasket News

Haitian-Canadian Center Samuel Dalembert (211-C-81) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Shanxi Zh., receiving a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 33.
The 35-year old player had a double-double of 41 points and 22 rebounds, while his team beat Jiangsu TX (#18, 8-25) 127-114. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Shanxi Zh. maintains the 13th position in Chinese CBA. Shanxi Zh. is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 14-19 record. In the team's last game Dalembert had a remarkable 60.0% from 2-point range. It's his second year at Shanxi Zh. and it's hard to imagine this team without him. Former Seton Hall University star has very solid stats this year. Dalembert is in league's top in rebounds (8th best: 12.5rpg) and averages impressive 2.0bpg and 56.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 28-year old American Errick McCollum (185-PG-88) of North Control B.. McCollum had a very good evening with 59 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as North Control B. lost that game 104-114 to the higher-ranked Guangdong ST (#5, 25-8). North Control B. is still in a red zone at 17th spot in the standings. 25 lost games are too many comparing to just eight victories North Control B. managed to get this year. McCollum is a newcomer at North Control B., but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 36.4ppg (#1). His other stats are also decent: 6.5rpg and 3.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Dwight Buycks (191-PG-89) of Fujian QB (#15). Buycks got into 30-points club by scoring 49 points in the last round. He went also for thirteen rebounds and eight assists. He was a key player of Fujian QB, leading his team to a 123-117 win against the higher-ranked Qingdao E. (#12, 15-18). The chances of Fujian QB not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 23 games, recording just ten victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Buycks could try to bring Fujian QB's a little bit higher in the standings. Buycks has individually a great season in China. After 25 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 6.2apg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dominique Jones (193-G-88) of Qingdao E. - 46 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists
5. MarShon Brooks (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu D. - 41 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Sani Sakakini (204-C-88) of TianJin S. - 39 points, 17 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Eugene Jeter (180-PG-83) of TianJin S. - 38 points, 7 rebounds and 15 assists
8. Jabari Brown (193-G/F-92) of Jilin NE T. - 43 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Lester Hudson (190-SG-84) of Liaoning H. - 39 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Malcolm Thomas (206-F-88) of Jilin NE T. - 31 points, 9 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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  COLOMBIA  


ACADEMIA FALL IN THE OPENER OF THE LIGA DE LAS AMERICAS - by Victor Garcia

Academia de La Montana, the colombian flag in the Liga de las Americas fall in their first game against the host Leones de Ponce from Puerto Rico 61- 76.

Beyond the first quarter when the Academia finished just 4 points behind the locals, the green team did not had real chances to battle against a more talented and more deep Leones, American Hakim Warrick (206-F/C-82, college: Syracuse) did not had opposition since the Academia's big guys were heavy or too slow to stop him.

Coach Giraldo try putting a 2-1-2 zone but the Leones quickly made an accurate read and finish the ball rotation in the side of the slower Academias player finding open shots in the corner, on the offensive side Jonathan Rodriguez , who was supposed to be the Giraldos main weapon, was cold as ice, finishing just with 6 points shooting 2 of 12 from the field, John
Hernandez always a warrior finished as the best in the Colombian team posting a nice double double of 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Beyond the result, which is not a surprise due the difference in the rosters, the worries in Academia begins in the bad shooting night of the team that finished with 35% FG , 25% 3pt FG and 36% from the FT.

Leones de Ponce 76 - Hakim Warrick 26 pts, C. Arroyo 9 pts + 9 assits, V. Liz 9 pts, F. Rivera 8 pts, A. Vasallo 7 pts, D. Reese 6 pts, E. Dawson 4 pts, D. Morales 4 pts, A. Torres 2 pts, G. Colon 1 pt.
Academia de la Montana 61 - John Hernandez (207-C-84) 16 pts + 15 rebs, K. Gransberry 13 pts, K. Pena 12 pts, M. Jackson 7 pts, J. Rodriguez 6 pts, S. Granados 3 pts, G. Diaz 2 pts, G. Bacci 2 pts.




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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 10: Cibona - Skrljevo 98-71
Feb. 9: GKK Sibenik - H.Analitica 93-75
Feb. 11: KK Split - Zadar
Feb. 11: Alkar Sinj - Vrij.Osijek
Feb. 11: Cedevita - Gorica
Feb. 11: Zabok - Kvarner 2010
Feb. 11: Jolly JBS - KK Zagreb


Stats Leaders - A1

Points Per Game
 Luka BOZIC
  KK Zagreb
  (199-PG-96)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Bozic, KK Zagreb22.4 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj22.3 
 3. Smajlagic, Zabok21.2 
 4. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.2 
 5. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 6. Novacic, Jolly JBS17.8 
 7. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.3 
 8. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.1 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
 10. Ivanov, GKK Sibenik16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.6 
 2. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.5 
 3. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.1 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar6.9 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.4 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar5.9 
 10. Sakic, Cibona5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 2. Scott, Jolly JBS6.9 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 4. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 7. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 8. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 9. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
 10. Petani, GKK Sibenik4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 3. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 4. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.2 
 5. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 6. Sirko, KK Split2.0 
 7. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.7 
 9. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
 10. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Miralem HALILOVIC
  GKK S.
  (205-F-91)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Halilovic, GKK S.1.5 
 2. Bundovic, Cedevita1.2 
 3. Krolo, Zabok1.1 
 4. Turkyilmaz, GKK S.1.1 
 5. Vukovic, Vrij.Osijek1.1 
 6. Zrnic, Zabok0.9 
 7. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.8 
 8. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.8 
 9. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 10. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek0.7 


Croatian A1 round 16 best performance: Ivan Novacic - by Eurobasket News

Former international Forward Ivan Novacic (201-F-85, agency: XL Basketball Agency) had an amazing evening in the last round for second-ranked Jolly JBS, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (28 points, seven rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Kvarner 2010 (#14, 2-14) with 16-point margin 92-76. Jolly JBS maintains the 2nd position in Croatian A1. They are still close to the very top. Jolly JBS would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-2 record. Novacic turned to be Jolly JBS's top player in his first season with the team. Ivan Novacic has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 17.8ppg), rebounds (3rd best: 7.1rpg) and averages impressive 55.5% FGP and 46.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was 31-year old Ive Ivanov (200-C-85) of GKK Sibenik. Ivanov had a very good evening with 26 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as GKK Sibenik was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked KK Split (#1, 14-2) 107-106. It was definitely game of the week between two contenders to the title. GKK Sibenik still maintains its place in the top 4 of the standings, even despite this loss. His team's 12-4 record is not bad at all. Ivanov is a newcomer at GKK Sibenik, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Bosnia and Herzegovina forward Boris Barac (205-F-92) of Zadar (#6). Barac showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, five rebounds and nine assists in the last round. He was a key player of Zadar, leading his team to a 94-86 win against KK Zagreb (9-7). Zadar needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Barac has a very solid season. In 14 games in Croatia he scored 11.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Henrik Sirko (201-F-93) of KK Split - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Lovro Mazalin (204-SF-97) of Zadar - 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Luka Bozic (199-PG-96) of KK Zagreb - 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists
7. Brian Williams (187-G-92) of Skrljevo - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Kristian Vucic (192-G-95) of Alkar Sinj - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 8 assists
9. Mateo Kedzo (206-F/C-84) of KK Split - 27 points and 8 rebounds
10. Hrvoje Vucic (212-C-91) of Alkar Sinj - 29 points and 3 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)



Adriatic League: Zadar too good for Mornar Bar - by Eurobasket News

Zadar - Mornar Bar 80:62

Zadar claimed the 7th win in the Adriatic League season. The Croatian team fired past visiting Mornar Bar tonight. Larissa Marinkovic (95) nailed 17 points to lead the winners.
Zadar jumped to a comfortable 24:16 lead ten minutes into the game. Mornar Bar slowed the hosts down in the second quarter. The Montenegrin side pulled ahead for a narrow 35:34 halftime advantage. But Zadar quickly restored the lead. The Croatian team sank 23 points and recorded a 6-point advantage heading into the fourth term. Zadar followed with a strong 23:11 run in the final period to ice the win. Boris Barac (205-F-92) had 13 points, while Yannick Franke (194-G-96) and Jakov Vladovic (187-PG-83) contributed 11 points each for the winners. Antabia Waller (191-G-88, college: Auburn) responded with game-high 28 points for Mornar Bar. Octavius Ellis (208-C-93, college: Cincinnati) chipped in 9 points in the loss.

Zadar: Larissa Marinkovic 17, Boris Barac 13, Yannick Franke 11, Jakov Vladovic 11
Mornar Bar: Antabia Antabia Waller 28, Octavius Ellis 9



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  CUBA  

Standings - LSB

LSB Standings
 1. Pinar del Rio 3-0 
 2. Villa Clara 3-0 
 3. Camaguey 2-1 
 4. Matanzas 2-1 
 5. Capitalinos 1-2 
 6. Santiago 1-2 
 7. Ciego de Avila 0-3 
 8. Guantanamo 0-3 


LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 33.5
 1. Martinez, Santiago33.5 
 2. Guzman, Capitalinos33.0 
 3. Boffil, Villa Clara33.0 
 4. Molina, Matanzas25.0 
 5. Monterrey, Pinar d.24.5 
 6. Torrientes, Matan.24.0 
 7. Oliva, Pinar del Rio20.5 
 8. Moralez, Matanzas19.0 
 9. Granda, Ciego d.19.0 
 10. Abreu, Villa Clara18.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Alfredo HERNANDEZ
  Ciego d.
  (192-G-85)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Hernandez, Ciego d.7.5 
 2. Martinez, Santiago7.0 
 3. Pons, Guantanamo5.5 
 4. Morales, Matanzas5.0 
 5. Borlot, Capitalinos5.0 
 6. Alorda, Capitalinos5.0 
 7. Oviedo, Ciego d.5.0 
 8. Hechevarria, Santi.4.5 
 9. Font, Capitalinos4.5 
 10. Perez, Villa Clara4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Reider GIRON
  Santiago
  (188-G/F-91)
  Avg: 3
 1. Giron, Santiago3.0 
 2. Monterrey, Pinar d.2.5 
 3. Deschapelles, Matan.2.5 
 4. Curtiz, Matanzas2.0 
 5. Curtis, Matanzas2.0 
 6. Granda, Ciego d.2.0 
 7. Abreu, Villa Clara2.0 
 8. Oliva, Pinar del Rio2.0 
 9. Molina, Matanzas2.0 
 10. Heredia, Santiago2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 8
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.8.0 
 2. Deschapelles, Matan.7.0 
 3. Torrientes, Matan.6.5 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio6.5 
 5. Moralez, Matanzas6.0 
 6. Guzman, Capitalinos5.0 
 7. Cubillas, Villa Clara4.5 
 8. Villegas, Camaguey4.5 
 9. Ibanez, Camaguey4.5 
 10. Coutin, Capitalinos4.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara2.5 
 2. Machado, Villa Clara2.0 
 3. Quintana, Pinar d.1.5 
 4. Cala, Camaguey1.5 
 5. Castellanos, Ciego d.1.5 
 6. Font, Capitalinos1.5 
 7. Guia, Matanzas1.0 
 8. Perez, Villa Clara1.0 
 9. Garcia, Matanzas1.0 
 10. Blanco, Villa Clara1.0 


LSB Round 3 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

First defeat of Tigres (2-1) against Santiago (1-2) 87-76 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 52-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santiago dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Tigres' 48. Santiago forced 19 Tigres turnovers and outrebounded them 35-13 including a 24-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-87) who led his team to a victory with 44 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Eddy Siria contributed with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Yoimar Lopez (-96) answered with 17 points and 4 assists for Tigres. Tigres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tigres will play next round against strong Pinar trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Santiago will try to continue on its current victory against Ciego in Avila.
Pinar defeated Guerreros in Rio 71-65. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 5 assists. Osmel Oliva helped adding 15 points and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Yuniskel Molina (185-93) with 18 points and 5 rebounds. Guerreros' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Guerreros will play next round against Guantanamo trying to get back on the winning streak. Pinar will try to continue on its current victory against Tigres at Camaguey.
An interesting game was also a 20-point home defeat of Guantanamo in a game versus Capitalinos (#5) 81-61. It was an exceptional evening for Hector Martinto who led the winners and scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Elvis Pons came up with 14 points for Guantanamo in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Capitalinos will meet at home Villa Clara in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Guantanamo will play against Guerreros (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Avila was also worth to mention about. Villa Clara (3-0) played at the court of Ciego (0-3). Villa Clara managed to secure a 9-point victory 75-66. The best player for the winners was Andy Boffil who scored 23 points and 4 steals. Ciego's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Villa Clara's next round opponent will be Capitalinos (#5) in La Habana. Ciego will play at home against Santiago and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Ciego de Avila - Villa Clara 66-75

The game in Avila was also worth to mention about. Villa Clara (3-0) played at the court of Ciego (0-3). Villa Clara managed to secure a 9-point victory 75-66. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 20-13. But Ciego won second period 23-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Strangely Ciego outrebounded Villa Clara 33-11 including a 26-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was the former international swingman Andy Boffil (190-82) who scored 23 points and 4 steals. International center Yoel Cubillas (204-94) chipped in a double-double by scoring 12 points and 7 rebounds. Four Villa Clara players scored in double figures. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Vanier Reyes (193-83) who recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and 14 rebounds and guard Dainier Martinez (184-96) added 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively. Ciego's coach let to play eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Villa Clara's next round opponent will be Capitalinos (#5) in La Habana. Ciego will play at home against Santiago and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Ciego de Avila: V.Reyes 18+14reb, A.Hernandez 14+4reb+1ast, D.Martinez 12+5reb+4ast, L.Perez 9+1reb, D.Castellanos 6+3reb, E.Reyes 3+1ast
Villa Clara: A.Boffil 23+1reb+3ast, N.Abreu 15+1reb+2ast, Y.Cubillas 12+7reb, O.Perez 11+2reb, M.Troyano 2, D.Valdes 0
gschID: 534669


Santiago - Camaguey 87-76

First defeat of Tigres (2-1) against Santiago (1-2) 87-76 was the most important game of the last round. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 52-33 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Santiago dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Tigres' 48. Santiago forced 19 Tigres turnovers and outrebounded them 35-13 including a 24-7 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-87) who led his team to a victory with 44 points (!!!) and 7 rebounds. Eddy Siria contributed with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Yoimar Lopez (-96) answered with 17 points and 4 assists and forward Keiler Cala (195-94) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tigres. Tigres' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tigres will play next round against strong Pinar trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Santiago will try to continue on its current victory against Ciego in Avila.
Top scorers:
Camaguey: Y.Lopez 17+2reb+4ast, K.Cala 14+5reb+1ast, Y.Baldo 14+3reb+2ast, A.Ibanez 9+1ast, Y.Jimenez 8, R.Carmenato 5+1ast
Santiago: E.Martinez 44+7reb, E.Siria 14+10reb, R.Giron 10+2reb+4ast, E.Hechevarria 8+4reb, J.Heredia 8+4reb+3ast, A.Gomez 2+2reb
gschID: 534668


Guantanamo - Capitalinos 61-81

An interesting game was also a 20-point home defeat of Guantanamo in a game versus Capitalinos (#5) 81-61. The guests trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 1-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 81-61. Capitalinos outrebounded Guantanamo 31-10 including a 22-8 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was an exceptional evening for forward Hector Martinto (197-94) who led the winners and scored 21 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Guard Daniel Simon (185-96) accounted for 10 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Capitalinos players scored in double figures. Swingman Elvis Pons (194-83) came up with 14 points and the former international swingman Yoanis Soria (195-86) added 18 points respectively for Guantanamo in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Capitalinos will meet at home Villa Clara in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Guantanamo will play against Guerreros (#4) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Guantanamo: Y.Soria 18, R.Guerra 14, E.Pons 14+4reb, Y.Mena 5+1ast, A.Bartelemis 4+3reb, Y.Tito 4+1reb
Capitalinos: H.Martinto 21+3reb+2ast, R.Castillo 13+2ast, K.Guzman 11+3reb+3ast, D.Simon 10+8reb+1ast, N.Coutin 9+3reb, A.Font 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 534670


Pinar del Rio - Matanzas 71-65

Pinar defeated Guerreros in Rio 71-65. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Guerreros won third quarter 24-19. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Pinar won last quarter 23-19. It was a great evening for the former international point guard Yosiel Monterrey (185-88) who led his team to a victory scoring 23 points and 5 assists. The former international point guard Osmel Oliva (178-87) helped adding 15 points and 4 steals. The best for the losing side was the former international guard Yuniskel Molina (185-93) with 18 points and 5 rebounds and the former international guard Danys Torrientes (190-85) scored 21 points. Guerreros' coach tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Guerreros will play next round against Guantanamo trying to get back on the winning streak. Pinar will try to continue on its current victory against Tigres at Camaguey.
Top scorers:
Matanzas: D.Torrientes 21+3reb+1ast, Y.Molina 18+5reb+2ast, Y.Herrera 8+3reb, Y.Deschapelles 7+1reb+2ast, Y.Moralez 7+4reb+1ast, H.Garcia 2+3reb
Pinar del Rio: Y.Monterrey 23+1reb+5ast, O.Oliva 15+2reb+1ast, T.Blanco 13+2reb, E.Quintana 6+1reb, Y.Suarez 5+6reb, J.Martinez 5+1ast
gschID: 534671





Danys Torrientes claims Cuban LSB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Former international Guard Danys Torrientes (190-G-85) put on an amazing game in the last round for league's second-best Matanzas and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 2.
The 31-year old guard had the game-high 36 points for Matanzas in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Santiago (#8, 0-2), the league's bottom-ranked team 98-94. Matanzas maintains the 2nd position in Cuban LSB. But it's just the very beginning of the season and Matanzas won both games without losing any. It's too early to say anything as the standings can be changed completely after next round. In the team's last game Torrientes had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 7 attempts. He has many years of experience at Matanzas, through which he has constantly improved. Torrientes has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in points (6th best: 24.0ppg) and averages solid 6.5spg,52.0% FGP and 55.6% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was young international forward Karel Guzman (188-F-95) of Capitalinos. Guzman impressed basketball fans with 38 points and 5 rebounds. Bad luck as Capitalinos was edged by Pinar del Rio (2-0) 92-89. The season is still at the very beginning and this lost game may not be such crucial, of course if they start win the games. Let's wait for the next round. Guzman is one of the most experienced players at Capitalinos and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 33.0ppg (#2). He also registered 4.5 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was former international forward Esteban Martinez (192-F-87) of Santiago (#8). Martinez got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. Despite Martinez's great performance Santiago lost 94-98 to Matanzas (#2, 2-0). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. Santiago can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 2 games. Too bad for Martinez he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Martinez has individually a great season in Cuba. After only 2 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 33.5ppg (best scorer) and rebounds with 7.0rpg (2nd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Andy Boffil (190-G/F-82) of Villa Clara - 25 points
5. Neslier Abreu (187-G-93) of Villa Clara - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Eddy Hechevarria (193-SF-86) of Santiago - 18 points and 9 rebounds
7. Yoanis Baldo (191-F-89) of Camaguey - 19 points and 4 rebounds
8. Yosiel Monterrey (185-PG-88) of Pinar del Rio - 31 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Yosniel Moralez) of Matanzas - 19 points and 3 rebounds
10. Osvaldo Perez) of Villa Clara - 10 points and 4 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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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - D2

1Liga Standings
Group A
 1. Sokol H.K. 14-4 
 2. Slavoj Litom. 12-5 
 3. Nymburk B 11-6 
 4. Sokol Prazky 10-7 
 5. Loko Plzen 9-8 
 6. USK Praha B 8-10 
 7. Basket Kosice 8-11 
 8. Sokol Pisek 7-11 
 9. GBA Sparta 5-12 
 10. Vysocina 4-14 
Group B
 1. Zlin 15-2 
 2. Opava B 12-6 
 3. Olomouc SK 12-6 
 4. Sokol Slapanice 9-8 
 5. Olomouc Bbal 9-8 
 6. Pardubice 9-9 
 7. Prostejov B 8-10 
 8. Novy Jicin 6-11 
 9. Ostrava 5-12 
 10. Havirov 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Group A

Feb. 10: Basket Kosice - Vysocina 78-69
Feb. 10: USK Praha B - Sokol H.K. 72-66
Feb. 12: Nymburk B - Loko Plzen
Feb. 12: Slavoj Litom. - GBA Sparta
Feb. 11: Sokol Prazky - Sokol Pisek

Group B

Feb. 10: Opava B - Pardubice 67-81
Feb. 8: Olomouc SK - Prostejov B 65-79
Feb. 12: Novy Jicin - Olomouc Bbal
Feb. 11: Ostrava - Havirov
Feb. 12: Sokol Slapanice - Zlin
Feb. 11: Olomouc SK - Prostejov B


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 25.1
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek25.1 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.3 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice22.9 
 4. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 5. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek19.8 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.3 
 8. Streba, USK P.19.1 
 9. Nehoda, Zlin18.5 
 10. Honomichl, Loko Plzen18.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin PETERKA
  Nymburk B
  (205-C-95)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Peterka, Nymburk B12.3 
 2. Novak, Olomouc SK11.0 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov10.3 
 4. Klimes, Slavoj Litom.10.1 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 6. Voslajer, Zlin9.2 
 7. Kvapil, Opava B9.2 
 8. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 9. Bubak, Vysocina8.6 
 10. Streba, USK P.8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 3. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice4.9 
 5. Jancik, Havirov4.7 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 7. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.4 
 8. Honomichl, Loko Plzen4.3 
 9. Straznicky, Vysoc.4.0 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jiri DEDEK
  Olomouc .
  (190-SG-95)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.6 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 3. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.4 
 4. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice2.3 
 6. Branda, Opava B2.2 
 7. Novak, Olomouc SK2.1 
 8. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 9. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.0 
 10. Dragoun, Opava B2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Roberts BLUMBERGS
  GBA S.
  (204-F/C-97)
  Avg: 2
 1. Blumbergs, GBA S.2.0 
 2. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.3 
 5. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Kvapil, Opava B0.9 
 10. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 



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  DENMARK  


Naestved part ways with Sane - by Eurobasket News

Team FOG Naestved (Ligaen) split ways with 25-year old Senegalese power forward Cheikh Sane (207-105kg-92, college: Marshall, agency: Octagon Europe). In 18 Ligaen games he recorded 11.9ppg, 9.7rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg this season. He helped them to win the cup. Sane played there last season where in 33 Ligaen games he averaged 7.5ppg, 7.9rpg (#3 in the league), 1.0apg and 1.2bpg. Sane contributed to his team making it to the semifinals. Great season indeed as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-Danish Ligaen Honorable Mention.
He represented Senegal at the African Championships U18 in Egypt nine years ago.
Sane graduated from Marshall University in 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Ligaen Round 22: Svendborg are defeated by Naestved - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Naestved between third ranked Svendborg (11-10) and fourth ranked Naestved (11-9) on Thursday night. Svendborg was defeated by Naestved in a tough game on the road 78-86. Svendborg trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 18-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-86 at the end of the game. Naestved made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. American power forward Phillip Nolan (210-93, college: Connecticut, agency: Two Points) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Austrian point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds. Naestved moved-up to third place. Svendborg at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Naestved are looking forward to face league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Svendborg will play at home against SISU and is hoping to win this game.
Ligaen top team - Horsens IC (18-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Stevnsgade (0-19) 84-63. American power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) notched 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and Oscar Jorgensen supported him with 18 points. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds by American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) did not help to save the game for Stevnsgade. Horsens IC have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Stevnsgade at the other side still closes the standings. Horsens IC will play against Naestved (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Stevnsgade will play against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Copenhagen was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Horsholm (9-11) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (8-13). SISU defeated Horsholm 95-80 on Thursday. Tanner McGrew fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Jyles Smith produced 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for lost side. SISU maintains seventh position with 8-13 record. Loser Horsholm keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. SISU will meet higher ranked Svendborg (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsholm will play against Randers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Randers supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Bakken (14-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Randers (9-13). Bakken smashed Randers 103-69. Worth to mention a great performance of Devaughn Akoon-Purcell who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 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. Bakken maintains second position with 14-3 record having seven points less than leader Horsens IC. Randers at the other side keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Bakken's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (#8) at home where they are favorite. Randers will play against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

SISU - Horsholm 95-80

The game in Copenhagen was also quite interesting. 5th ranked Horsholm (9-11) played at the court of seventh ranked SISU (8-13). SISU defeated Horsholm 95-80 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 7 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 8-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 95-80. SISU outrebounded Horsholm 41-27 including 17 on the offensive glass. American forward Tanner McGrew (203-93, college: W.Virg.Wesl., agency: Duran International) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Ivorian forward Adjehi Baru (206-91, college: Charleston) chipped in a double-double by scoring 19 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists. American Jyles Smith (209-92, college: Savannah St.) produced 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) and American-Haitian Marvin Dominique (201-91, college: St.Peter's, agency: Duran International) added 19 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five SISU and four Horsholm players scored in double figures. SISU maintains seventh position with 8-13 record. Loser Horsholm keeps the fifth place with 11 games lost. SISU will meet higher ranked Svendborg (#4) on the road in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Horsholm will play against Randers and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Horsholm: M.Dominique 19+5reb, J.Smith 16+9reb+1ast, M.Nielsen 13+3reb+2ast, F.Nielsen 11+3reb+8ast, A.Midtgaard 8+3reb+1ast, D.Harder 6+3reb
SISU: T.McGrew 21+10reb+3ast, A.Baru 19+10reb+4ast, D.Wilson 18+4reb+3ast, A.Haas 17+3reb+3ast, K.Dranginis 10+8reb+5ast, A.Hjorth 7+5reb+2ast
gschID: 489089


Naestved - Svendborg 86-78

The most important game in the last round took place in Naestved between third ranked Svendborg (11-10) and fourth ranked Naestved (11-9) on Thursday night. Svendborg was defeated by Naestved in a tough game on the road 78-86. Svendborg trailed by 13 points after 3 quarters before a 18-13 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 78-86 at the end of the game. Naestved made 19-of-21 free shots (90.5 percent) during the game. American power forward Phillip Nolan (210-93, college: Connecticut, agency: Two Points) scored 26 points and 5 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and Austrian point guard Moritz Lanegger (190-90) chipped in 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. At the losing side Cameroonian forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware) responded with 18 points and 9 rebounds and American guard Cameron Jones (193-93, college: Radford) scored 17 points and 7 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Naestved moved-up to third place. Svendborg at the other side dropped to the fourth position with ten games lost. Naestved are looking forward to face league's leader Horsens IC in Horsens in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Svendborg will play at home against SISU and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Svendborg: H.NaNa 18+9reb+1ast, C.Jones 17+7reb+2ast, S.Bonneau 13+1reb+4ast, M.Seilund 12+2reb+3ast, A.Aboubakar Zaki 8+7reb+2ast, A.Bak 5+1reb
Naestved: P.Nolan 26+5reb, M.Lanegger 16+6reb+7ast, D.Mitchell 12+4reb+2ast, P.Hertz 10+2reb, P.Onwenu 8+5reb+1ast, M.Adekponya 7+3reb
gschID: 489087


Randers - Bakken 69-103

The game in Randers supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Bakken (14-3) played at the court of 6th ranked Randers (9-13). Bakken smashed Randers 103-69. It looked good early as Randers took a 1-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Bakken had a 23-19 second period charge getting the lead and Randers were not able to take back game control losing it eventually 69-103. Bakken forced 26 Randers turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by Randers' players. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Trinidad and Tobago guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93, college: Illinois St.) who helped to win the game recording 22 points and 6 assists. The former international forward Morten Sahlertz (198-89) contributed with 5 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the winners. Four Bakken players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American guard Deuce Bello (193-92, college: E.Tenn.St.) replied with 18 points and 8 rebounds and DR Congolese-Canadian forward Eric Kibi (198-90, college: Abil.Christian) added 14 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Randers. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Bakken maintains second position with 14-3 record having seven points less than leader Horsens IC. Randers at the other side keep the sixth place with 13 games lost. Bakken's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Stevnsgade (#8) at home where they are favorite. Randers will play against Horsholm and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Randers: D.Bello 18+8reb+3ast, E.Kibi 14+7reb+2ast, S.Carter 12+6reb, A.James 7+2reb+1ast, C.Jorgensen 6+5reb, Y.Vernaza 6+5reb+1ast
Bakken: D.Akoon-Purcell 22+2reb+6ast, M.Gesell 12+1reb+4ast, A.Darboe 12+2reb+3ast, N.Iversen 11+3reb, K.Kitsing 10+5reb, K.Thomann 9+5reb
gschID: 489088


Stevnsgade - Horsens IC 63-84

Ligaen top team - Horsens IC (18-2) had no problems winning another game. This time they crushed eighth ranked Stevnsgade (0-19) 84-63. It looked good early as Stevnsgade took a 2-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Horsens IC had a 27-18 second period charge getting the lead and Stevnsgade was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 63-84. American power forward Will Artino (211-92, college: Creighton) notched 13 points and 7 rebounds to lead the effort and point guard Oscar Jorgensen (185-98) supported him with 18 points. Four Horsens IC players scored in double figures. Horsens IC's coach Arnel Dedic felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even a double-double of 10 points and 15 rebounds by American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-90, college: Martin Methodist) did not help to save the game for Stevnsgade. His fellow American import forward Nathan Gibbs (204-89, college: Westmont) added 14 points for lost side. Horsens IC have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 18-2 record. Stevnsgade at the other side still closes the standings. Horsens IC will play against Naestved (#3) at home in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Stevnsgade will play against the league's second-placed Bakken (#2) in Aarhus and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Stevnsgade: J.Sandager 17+2reb+1ast, N.Gibbs 14+4reb+3ast, D.Champagnie 10+15reb+3ast, F.Filsoof 8+1reb, H.Nielsen 6+2reb, F.Rajovic 5+1reb
Horsens IC: O.Jorgensen 18+1reb+2ast, W.Artino 13+7reb+2ast, V.Borovcanin 10+5reb+2ast, G.Lundberg 10+2reb+2ast, A.Barakeh 8+1ast, L.Alexander 8+7reb+3ast
gschID: 489086





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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 22-12 
 2. Delaware 87ers 16-16 
 3. Westchester K. 13-19 
 4. Long Island N. 13-21 
 5. Greensboro S. 11-23 
 6. Erie Bay H. 10-23 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 23-9 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 19-10 
 3. Canton C. 18-14 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 18-17 
 5. Windy City B. 13-17 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 26-7 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 17-14 
 3. N.Arizona S. 14-16 
 4. Reno B. 11-21 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 11-22 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 23-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 22-12 
 3. Rio Grande VV 19-14 
 4. Austin S. 15-17 
 5. Texas L. 14-17 
 6. Iowa E. 8-24 

Regular Season: Round 80

Feb. 10: Westchester K. - Maine RC 85-99
Feb. 10: Delaware 87ers - Canton C. 112-123
Feb. 10: Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV 112-116
Feb. 10: Grand Rapids D. - Erie Bay H. 105-102

Regular Season: Round 81

Feb. 11: Greensboro S. - Reno B.
Feb. 11: Westchester K. - N.Arizona S.
Feb. 11: Delaware 87ers - Ft.Wayne MA
Feb. 11: Raptors 905 - Canton C.
Feb. 11: Windy City B. - Long Island N.
Feb. 11: Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV
Feb. 11: Texas L. - Iowa E.
Feb. 11: Los Angeles D. - Oklahoma City B
Feb. 11: Santa Cruz W. - Austin S.



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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 15-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 13-2 
 3. TTU 10-6 
 4. Rapla 9-6 
 5. Parnu 9-9 
 6. TLU/Kalev 6-11 
 7. Tarvas 5-12 
 8. Valga 5-12 
 9. Noorteliiga 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 10: TTU - Rapla 85-78
Feb. 10: Tarvas - Kalev/Cramo 77-103
Feb. 11: Valga - Parnu
Feb. 14: Parnu - TTU
Feb. 15: Tarvas - Rapla



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  EUROCUP  


Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (ex AV Cantu) signs at Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) landed experienced 57-year old Lithuanian coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport). He worked at AV Cantu in Italian Serie A. The last season Kurtinaitis coached at BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) in Russian league.
Among other achievements he coached in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Kurtinaitis received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year award back in 2014.
He was coaching Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2008 and coached also U20 National Team in 2006.
Kurtinaitis is a very experienced player. He has coached also professionally in Australia, Azerbaijan (Gala-Atena), France, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Spain.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  EUROLEAGUE  

Standings

Euroleague Standings
 1 Real Madrid 17-5 
 2 CSKA 16-6 
 3 Olympiacos 16-6 
 4 Fenerbahce 14-8 
 5 Panathinaikos 13-9 
 6 Crvena Zvezda 12-10 
 7 Baskonia 12-10 
 8 Anadolu Efes 11-11 
 9 Darussafaka 11-11 
 10 Zalgiris 9-13 
 11 Brose Bask. 8-14 
 12 FC Barcelona 8-14 
 13 Maccabi T-A 8-14 
 14 Unics 7-15 
 15 EA7 Armani 7-15 
 16 Galatasaray 7-15 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 9: Anadolu Efes - EA7 Armani 90-86
Feb. 9: Maccabi T-A - Baskonia 85-84
Feb. 9: Panathinaikos - Brose Bask. 81-72
Feb. 9: Unics - Real Madrid 77-81
Feb. 10: Olympiacos - Zalgiris 73-64
Feb. 10: Darussafaka - Fenerbahce 72-65
Feb. 10: FC Barcelona - Galatasaray 62-69
Feb. 9: CSKA - Crvena Zvezda 102-80

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 23: Crvena Zvezda - Galatasaray
Feb. 23: CSKA - Maccabi T-A
Feb. 23: EA7 Armani - FC Barcelona
Feb. 23: Fenerbahce - Olympiacos
Feb. 24: Anadolu Efes - Baskonia
Feb. 24: Brose Bask. - Zalgiris
Feb. 24: Panathinaikos - Unics
Feb. 24: Real Madrid - Darussafaka


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Keith LANGFORD
  Unics
  (193-SG-83)
  Avg: 22.3
 1. Langford, Unics22.3 
 2. De-Colo, CS.19.5 
 3. Goudelock, Maccabi .17.3 
 4. Teodosic, CSKA16.8 
 5. Llull, Real Madrid16.6 
 6. Wanamaker, Darussaf.15.1 
 7. Rice, FC Barcelona14.3 
 8. James, Panathin.14.2 
 9. Heurtel, Anadolu .13.8 
 10. Sanders, EA7 A.13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Nicolo MELLI
  Brose Bask.
  (205-PF-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Melli, Brose Bask.7.8 
 2. Kuzmic, Crvena Z.7.7 
 3. Honeycutt, Anadolu .7.6 
 4. Zizic, Darussafaka7.6 
 5. Udoh, Fenerbahce7.6 
 6. Voigtmann, Basko.7.5 
 7. Birch, Olympiacos6.8 
 8. Dorsey, FC Barce.6.3 
 9. Jankunas, Zalgiris6.1 
 10. Brown, Anadolu .6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Milos TEODOSIC
  CSKA
  (195-PG-87)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Teodosic, CSKA7.4 
 2. Spanoulis, Olympiacos6.2 
 3. Llull, Real Madrid6.0 
 4. Larkin, Baskonia5.9 
 5. Calathes, Panathin.5.9 
 6. Jovic, Crvena Z.5.8 
 7. Heurtel, Anadolu .5.7 
 8. Colom, Unics5.6 
 9. Guler, Galatasaray5.5 
 10. Rice, FC Barcelona5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Charles JENKINS
  Crvena Z.
  (191-SG-89)
  Avg: 2
 1. Jenkins, Crvena Z.2.0 
 2. Calathes, Panathin.1.7 
 3. Larkin, Baskonia1.5 
 4. Wilbekin, Darussafaka1.5 
 5. Wanamaker, Darussaf.1.5 
 6. Preldzic, Galatasaray1.3 
 7. Fernandez, Real M.1.3 
 8. Guler, Galatasaray1.2 
 9. Vesely, Fenerbahce1.2 
 10. Singleton, Panathin.1.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Ekpe UDOH
  Fenerbahce
  (208-F/C-87)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Udoh, Fenerbahce2.1 
 2. Tyus, Galatasaray1.5 
 3. Parakhouski, Unics1.4 
 4. Pleiss, Galatasaray1.2 
 5. Honeycutt, Anadolu .1.1 
 6. Randolph, Real Madrid1.1 
 7. Kirk, Anadolu Efes1.0 
 8. Theis, Brose Bask.1.0 
 9. Singleton, Panathin.1.0 
 10. Dunston, Anadolu .1.0 


Recap of Round 22 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

FC Barcelona - Galatasaray 62-69

Bottom-ranked Turkish Galatasaray managed to get a seventh victory, breaking the two-game losing streak on Friday night. This time they won against eleventh-ranked Spanish FC Barcelona 69-62. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 24-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Czech swingman Blake Schilb (201-83, college: Loyola, IL) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. American-Israeli center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida) contributed with 19 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Finnish point guard Petteri Koponen (194-88) replied with 15 points and 5 rebounds and Cypriot-Bulgarian Alexander Vezenkov (206-95) added 18 points in the effort for FC Barcelona. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Galatasaray (7-15) moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with EA7 Armani and Unics. FC Barcelona lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 14 games lost. They share it with Brose Bask. and Maccabi T-A. Galatasaray is looking forward to face higher ranked Crvena Zvezda (#6) in Beograd in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. FC Barcelona will play on the road against Armani Milano (#16) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Galatasaray: A.Tyus 19+9reb+1ast, B.Schilb 16+9reb+5ast, J.Diebler 14+1reb+2ast, V.Micov 8+5reb+2ast, B.Fitipaldo 4+2ast, S.Guler 2+6reb+2ast
FC Barcelona: A.Vezenkov 18+2reb+1ast, P.Koponen 15+5reb+2ast, T.Rice 8+1reb+7ast, A.Tomic 6+11reb+3ast, J.Carlos Navarro 5+2ast, V.Claver 3+5reb
gschID: 473848


Olympiacos - Zalgiris 73-64

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Greek Olympiacos (16-6) beat 10th ranked Lithuanian Zalgiris (9-13) in Athens 73-64 on Friday. The hosts were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. It was a very good performance for Georgios Printezis (204-85, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 17 points and 10 rebounds. American-Belgian guard Matt Lojeski (198-85, college: Hawaii, agency: Pensack Sports) contributed with 12 points for the winners. Point guard Lukas Lekavicius (180-94) replied with 11 points and 5 assists and Paulius Jankunas (205-84) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Zalgiris. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Olympiacos have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending Greek champion moved-up to second place, which they share with CSKA. Defending Lithuanian champion Zalgiris keep the tenth position with 13 games lost. Olympiacos will face Fenerbahce (#4) in Istanbul in the next round. Zalgiris will play on the road against Brose Baskets (#11) in Bamberg and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: G.Printezis 17+10reb+2ast, M.Lojeski 12+3reb+2ast, V.Spanoulis 11+3ast, K.Birch 8+6reb+1ast, D.Waters 8+2ast, K.Papanikolaou 7+3reb+2ast
Zalgiris: L.Lekavicius 11+2reb+5ast, P.Jankunas 10+5reb, L.Westermann 9+1reb+1ast, B.Motum 7+5reb+2ast, E.Ulanovas 6+5reb+3ast, K.Pangos 6+1reb+1ast
gschID: 473849


Darussafaka - Fenerbahce 72-65

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Fenerbahce (14-8) and Darussafaka (11-11), which took place in Istanbul. Higher ranked Fenerbahce lost to ninth ranked Darussafaka in a road game 65-72. It ended at the same time the four-game winning streak of Fenerbahce. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. American guard Brad Wanamaker (193-89, college: Pittsburgh) fired a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 assists for the winners. The other American import forward Will Clyburn (201-90, college: Iowa St.) chipped in 20 points. Serbian swingman Bogdan Bogdanovic (198-92) produced 18 points and American-Turkish point guard Bobby Dixon (178-83, college: Troy, agency: BeoBasket) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Darussafaka moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Anadolu Efes. Defending Turkish champion Fenerbahce keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Darussafaka's next round opponent will be league's leader Real Madrid on the road and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Fenerbahce will play against Olympiacos and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Darussafaka: W.Clyburn 20+3reb+2ast, A.Zizic 14+10reb+1ast, B.Wanamaker 12+4reb+11ast, D.Bertans 8+1reb, J.Anderson 8+1reb, A.Moerman 8+4reb
Fenerbahce: B.Bogdanovic 18+4reb+2ast, E.Udoh 14+5reb+1ast, B.Dixon 14+5reb+3ast, N.Kalinic 6+1ast, J.Vesely 5+2reb+1ast, P.Antic 3
gschID: 473847


Panathinaikos - Brose Bask. 81-72

Very expected game when 11th ranked German Brose Baskets (8-14) lost to fifth ranked Greek Panathinaikos (13-9) in Athens 72-81 on Thursday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 27-19. But Brose Baskets won second period 22-15. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a very good performance for American forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 rebounds. Dominican-American guard James Feldeine (193-88, college: Quinnipiac) contributed with 16 points for the winners. Daniel Theis (204-92, agency: Octagon Europe) replied with 18 points and 5 rebounds and French Fabien Causeur (195-87) added 5 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists in the effort for Brose Baskets. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos maintains fifth position with 13-9 record. Defending German champion Brose Baskets keep the eleventh place with 14 games lost. Panathinaikos will face Unics Kazan (#14) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Brose Baskets will play against Zalgiris and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: C.Singleton 17+6reb, I.Bourousis 16+3reb, J.Feldeine 16+3reb+3ast, M.James 15+3reb+3ast, N.Pappas 8+3reb, K.Gabriel 5+2reb
Brose Bask.: D.Theis 18+5reb+1ast, D.Miller 11+4reb+1ast, L.Radosevic 11+3reb+1ast, N.Zisis 10+1reb+4ast, P.Heckmann 6+3reb, F.Causeur 5+7reb+4ast
gschID: 473844


Maccabi T-A - Baskonia 85-84

A very close game took place in Tel-Aviv between Israeli Maccabi T-A and Spanish Baskonia. Thirteenth ranked Maccabi T-A (8-14) got a very close home victory over higher ranked Baskonia (12-10). Maccabi T-A managed to escape with a 1-point win 85-84 on Thursday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Baskonia trailed by 14 points after 3 quarters before a 29-16 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 84-85 at the end of the game. Point guard Gal Mekel (190-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) notched 10 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists to lead the effort and American guard Andrew Goudelock (190-88, college: Charleston) supported him with 21 points. Even a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds by German center Johannes Voigtmann (211-92) did not help to save the game for Baskonia. French guard Rodrigue Beaubois (185-88) added 16 points for lost side. Four Maccabi T-A and five Baskonia players scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Maccabi T-A moved-up to eleventh place, which they share with FC Barcelona and Brose Bask. Baskonia at the other side keeps the sixth position with ten games lost. They share it with Crvena Zvezda. Maccabi T-A will meet league's second-placed CSKA in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Baskonia will play against Anadolu Efes (#8) in Istanbul and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Maccabi T-A: A.Goudelock 21+1reb+2ast, S.Landesberg 18+1reb+1ast, Q.Miller-Scott 11+5reb+2ast, G.Mekel 10+9reb+7ast, Y.Ohayon 6+3reb+2ast, D.Smith 6+1reb
Baskonia: A.Bargnani 17+1reb, R.Beaubois 16+2reb+3ast, S.Larkin 15+1reb+4ast, J.Voigtmann 13+11reb+3ast, A.Hanga 11+7reb+2ast, K.Tillie 6+4reb
gschID: 473843


CSKA - Crvena Zvezda 102-80

The game between second ranked Russian CSKA (16-6) and 5th ranked Serbian Crvena Zvezda (12-10) in Moscow on Thursday ended with biggest points difference. CSKA outscored guests from Beograd 102-80. The game without a history. CSKA led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They shot 64.8 percent from the field and made 19-of-20 free shots (95.0 percent) during the game. CSKA outrebounded Crvena Zvezda 30-14 including a 25-10 advantage in defensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 59.1 percentage. CSKA looked well-organized offensively handing out 27 assists. It was a very good performance for French Nando De-Colo (196-87) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 6 assists (on 10-of-13 shooting from the field). Forward Nikita Kurbanov (202-86) contributed with 18 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Luka Mitrovic (204-93) replied with 16 points and 9 assists and American-Serbian Charles Jenkins (191-89, college: Hofstra) added 12 points and 4 assists in the effort for Crvena Zvezda. Four Crvena Zvezda players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending Russian champion maintains second position with 16-6 record behind leader Real Madrid, which they share with Olympiacos. Defending Serbian champion Crvena Zvezda dropped to the sixth place with ten games lost. CSKA will face Maccabi T-A (#13) in Tel-Aviv in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Crvena Zvezda will play at home against Galatasaray (#15) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
CSKA: N.De Colo 25+4reb+6ast, N.Kurbanov 18+5reb+1ast, M.Teodosic 16+3reb+4ast, S.Antonov 9+2reb, V.Fridzon 7+2ast, C.Higgins 7+1reb+1ast
Crvena Zvezda: L.Mitrovic 16+1reb+9ast, C.Jenkins 12+4ast, M.Simonovic 10, O.Kuzmic 10+2reb+1ast, N.Wolters 7+2ast, B.Lazic 7+2reb
gschID: 473846


Anadolu Efes - EA7 Armani 90-86

Very predictable result when eighth ranked Turkish Anadolu Efes (11-11) won against bottom-ranked Italian Armani Milano (7-15) in Istanbul 90-86 on Thursday. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. The hosts trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 21-12 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Anadolu Efes forced 19 Armani Milano turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Armani Milano was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for French guard Thomas Heurtel (189-89, agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 17 points and 6 assists. American forward Tyler Honeycutt (203-90, college: UCLA) contributed with 16 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. American swingman Rakim Sanders (193-89, college: Fairfield) replied with 18 points and Lithuanian point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Players Group) added 15 points in the effort for Armani Milano. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches allowed to play bench players in such tough game. Anadolu Efes maintains eighth position with 11-11 record, which they share with Darussafaka. Defending Italian champion Armani Milano dropped to the bottom place with 15 games lost. Anadolu Efes will face higher ranked Baskonia (#7) in Vitoria in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Armani Milano will play at home against FC Barcelona (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Anadolu Efes: T.Heurtel 17+2reb+6ast, T.Honeycutt 16+5reb+3ast, J.Granger 12+6reb+4ast, A.Kirk 11+5reb+1ast, D.Brown 9+4reb+3ast, D.Balbay 9+5reb+3ast
EA7 Armani: R.Sanders 18+3reb+3ast, M.Kalnietis 15+4reb+2ast, J.McLean 11+6reb+1ast, M.Raduljica 11+2reb+1ast, Z.Dragic 10, R.Hickman 9+3reb+8ast
gschID: 473842


Unics - Real Madrid 77-81

Euroleague top team - Spanish Real Madrid (17-5) added another victory to their record. This time they beat thirteenth ranked Russian Unics Kazan (7-15) 81-77. The guests were ahead by 7 points but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 24-18 run, which allowed them to win the game. Real Madrid outrebounded Unics Kazan 33-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Slovenian point guard Luka Doncic (201-99) scored 5 points, 7 rebounds and 11 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American power forward Anthony Randolph (211-89, college: LSU) chipped in 19 points (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) during the contest. At the losing side American Keith Langford (193-83, college: Kansas) responded with 20 points and Spanish point guard Joaquin Colom (188-88, college: Forca Lleida, agency: Interperformances) scored 11 points and 9 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Real Madrid have an impressive eight-game winning streak. Defending Spanish champion maintains first position with 17-5 record. Unics Kazan lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the fourteenth place with 15 games lost. They share the position with EA7 Armani and Galatasaray. Real Madrid will play against Darussafaka (#9) in Istanbul in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Unics Kazan will play on the road against Panathinaikos (#5) in Athens and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Real Madrid: A.Randolph 19+4reb, O.Hunter 14+3reb+1ast, G.Ayon 12+5reb+1ast, J.Maciulis 8+2reb+2ast, J.Taylor 6+3reb+1ast, J.Carroll 6+2reb+1ast
Unics: K.Langford 20+2reb+3ast, A.Parakhouski 12+4reb, J.Colom 11+2reb+9ast, C.Clarke 9+3reb+4ast, L.Williams 8+6reb+1ast, D.Andjusic 6
gschID: 473845





2016-17 Euroleague Power Rankings - by Dimitris Katsionis

We are over the 2/3 of the season and greek-based Hoopfellas.gr presents the fourth edition of this year's Power Rankings for the Euroleague, comments and evaluates the dynamics of the 16 gladiators…

http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/

This is the 4th edition of the Power Rankings, before we get to the final matches of the regular season. Everything is still open. Let's begin our evaluation as an introduction to our discussion.

It is not a coincidence that the top four teams of the standings and the Power Rankings are teams that have invested for years in the same core players and coach, in order to run their projects.

1. Real Madrid (16-5)

In Hoopfellas Power Rankings 3: 2

Offensive Rating-Defensive Rating: 118.6-109.2

Pace: 72.9

Was it 'karmic' to see them in the first place, or maybe natural in the way things are going? Possibly the second… Donsic, the magician, and Caroll coming from behind in the backcourt, Real may outscore anyone, even at nights where their (improved this year) defense in not well. This is the difference from their main competitors (TOP-4). Lasso (he is good after all, isn't he…?) has been working for years in the same model (high tempo, efficient offense, low mistake basketball, balance basketball) and this year he has found the golden ratio with a really good team. Real has a relatively good game schedule and its greatest difficulties are in their two trips to Athens and the home game against Fener.

2. CSKA Moscow (15-6)

In Hoopfellas PR 3: 1

ORT-DRT: 117.4-108.4

Pace: 73.7

The champions cannot circulate the ball in the way they used to until now and this directly affects their performance, as it was the 'artillery' of their offensive philosophy and was able to produce the 'goods'. In six matches versus Fener (2), Anadolu, Crvena Zvezda, Real Madrid and Zalgiris, the 'Bear' had 40/142 three-pointers (32.2%) and 1 turnover for each assist (AST/TO ratio) which led to Brose stealing the title for the best Shooting Team of the competition. As a result of this weakness, important players, such as Fridzon, are nowhere to be found, and with them the ability of the team to outscore any opponent, anywhere. When talking about a team that plays at the highest Pace, this inefficient offensive nature is 'poison'. Coach Itoudis faces a great challenge.

3. Olympiakos (15-6)
In Hoopfellas PR 3: 3

ORT-DRT: 111.4-104.0

Pace: 71.5

The good work of last summer is now showing and the Reds needed their role players to up their game in order to support what they have built so far and to protect their team from the wave of injuries. Olympiacos came together after the loss at Mediolanum and relied on their defence and homogeneity, which show health, and is largely the work of coach Sfairopoulos, who knows his roster and develops properly within it. Mantzaris (8.5 points, 10/15 three-pointers in the last 4 matches), Milutinov and (of course) Papanikolaou are improving their performances. They are missing Hackett's personality, but Olympiacos has won 10 out of the last 12 games, even though their offense does not have alternative sources of creation and has the lowest Assisted FG percentage (52.4) in the league. This is what counts in games that can't be completely controlled by your defence…

4. Fenerbahce (14-7)
In Hoopfellas PR3:

ORT-DRT: 112.2-109.2

Pace: 69.2

Following the usual and timelessly beloved period of complaints and concerns, we are AGAIN at the point where Zoc has brought things where he wants and is in an advantageous position. Suddenly, we all found out that with Bogdanovic on the court, the Turks are another team altogether, which we had pointed out in our discussion from day 1 of his absence. The Serbian player's importance in the function of their offence was evident in the game against CSKA, where he unlocked a well-positioned defence with his playmaking, in a night where he only had 2/11 shots. Bogdanovic and Datome are two Close Out offense killers, which is a basic ingredient of his team; at the same time, their offense is really efficient, as Bogdanovic significally decompresses their guards. Fener is currently a very strong contender for a place in the top 3, as they are 2-0 against CSKA and will be playing against Olympiacos at home on the 23rd of this month.

5. Panathinaikos: (12-9)

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In the last Hoopfellas PR: 5 (tie)

ORT-DTR: 109.2-106.5

Pace: 69.5

It is very important that Panathinaikos was left standing in a very hard time in the season, where the problems could have broken them down (important players being out of form, injuries). Pascual resorted to more practical methods, which he could read better and embraced the low mistake basketball he has brought to the 'Clover', by lowering the tempo and bringing forward the trio of James-Rivers-Singleton. This is one of the reasons for the Greens' offense remaining inefficient and the rest of the players not being easily involved in it. However, this is also the reason why Panathinaikos survived by protecting their home court. This direction cannot take you far away, although Gist's return and Calathes' comeback (which are interconnected, Gist's presence, IF he is in good shape, will be able to help many players that are not performing well at the time) may bring a power shift. A non-stop-motor backcourt of Calathes-James is a spring dream for which everyone at OAKA is praying.

-Crvena Zvezda (12-9)

In last Hoopfellas PR: 11

ORT-DTR: 105.4-103.4

Pace: 70.9

Now is the time for Crvena Zvedza to show their true colours. The bad night is here and the stardust has cleared in the Aleksandar Nikolic Arena together with the magic wands that the team was holding for their impressive 7-0 record. However, the work done by Radonic has deeper roots. Jovic is 'deactivated' ('the strongest muscle when under pressure is the brain', don't forget) the Serbian offence seems more easily read at this level, less intelligent and interactive, although they still have the best defence in the competition and are still very effective in rebounding; also, their low mistake basketball will help them in the race for the top-8.

7. Baskonia:12-9
In last Hoopfellas PR: 5

ORT-DTR: 110.2-108.3

Pace: 73.0

Sengelia's absence has proved very costly for Baskonia, who are seeking their lost balance in their game. The 25 year old Georgian was a point of reference for the Basques' offence, who, without his Post/Face up game and his ability to put the ball on the court (which would help them score when they would be stuck) show another team and they are looking to divide Sengelia's plays among other players (1-3 since his injury)

8. Anadolu Efes (10-11)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 9 (tie)

ORT-DTR:112.8-112.9

Pace: 73.1

Anadolu had a great away win that boosts your morale and one that every team outside the top4 are dreaming of, by winning at Belgrade (where everyone has lost) and getting themselves in the top 8. It is obvious that Perasovic's team plays better, mainly due to the minor-but still noticeable- improvement of their defence, which had been their Achilles' heel so far. In the last 5 matches, Heurtel has 17.2 points and 59.4% in two pointers. The Turks have a good game schedule. They should try to become more efficient in their offence and move forward by building on their small improvement on defence.

9. Zalgiris (9-12)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 12

ORT-DTR: 112.2-115.2

Pace: 70.2

Zalgiris' fundamental style has fascinated the true connoisseurs of basketball. The way they thoroughly set up their screens, the use of the basics for securing the rebounds (No1 in the competition) and the cooperation offense (No 2 in the competition with 66.4% Assisted FG!) with which they try to circumvent the lack of star quality is just excellent. However, their defence needs to improve. The next four matches will be difficult for them and they will probably not be as high in our next PR. Maybe not… No one is above the sport itself, and Zalgiris is truly playing it.

10. Darussafaka (10-11)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 7

ORT-DTR: 112.1-112.3

Pace: 70.8

From a potential Dark Horse of the second half of the season, after obtaining Zizic, Darussafaka looks like a 'desperate housewife'. Wilbekin's abscence and all that the former Gator brought to his team's game, both in offence and defence, have cut the team in the middle. Blatt currently has no guards to control the games and the loss at Lombardy makes this evident. Just think how important this guard was in a team that relied very much on personal plays and 2/2 cooperation plays. Blatt is currently facing (possibly Itoudis too) the greatest challenge for his team's comeback.

-Brose Baskets (8-13)

In the last Hoopfellas PR: 8

ORT-DTR: 113.1-112.7

Pace: 70.4

Brose missed their great chance at Kazan to enter the race for the top 8, especially in this period where they are really in great shape. I personally think that their total performance and game quality deserve the eight place, although in many games they were lacking the rquired cynicism in closing. They now need two very hard away wins (Athens, Belgrade, Anadolu) in order to stay alive for the battle, given that they will be closing the regular season with 4 out of 5 matches at their home… Janis Strelnieks has 14.6 points and 56.7% in three pointers (with 5.3 shots), 4.1 assists and only 1.1 turnovers in the last 7 games. Beware…

12. Barcelona (8-13)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 9

ORT-DTR: 106.0-110.9

Pace: 68.8

Barcelona is just 2 wins away from eight place, but based on their performance this looks so far away. The Catalans have a great offensive problem (even though they are producing cooperations), they often turn the ball over (that makes it even more difficult to find their rhythm, which shows that they have not all worked together for the required time) and are soft in the paint. Bartsokas is signing Munford for the '2' position and he will try to push in the upcoming four matches (Galata, Milan, Uniks three of them). Barcelona has 5 losses in the last 6 games…

13. Unics Kazan (7-14)
In the last Hoopfellas PR: 14

ORT-DTR: 109.7-115.9

Pace: 69.8

Without Colom and with Ponkrashov not yet back from his injury, Uniks can not follow the pace of Euroleague teams. Coach Pashutin plays Voronov at the '1' position, and I probably should stop commenting here. Stoll is not up to the task and the absence of a proper '1' and playmaking has affected the rest of the players. Even the Ninja, Keith Langford, has not scored more than 16 points in three consecutive matches. It's never been heard of…

14. EA7 (7-21)
In the last Hoopfellas PR:16

ORT-DTR: 112.0-119.7

Pace: 73.5

The fact that EA7 showed signs of life in the last 4 matches is important for the structure of the new Euroleague and the success of the project in general. Just think about it… A team with 10 consecutive defeats (and absent defence mechanisms) found their way into fighting and won 3/4 games (they fought and lost at Madrid). EA7 will remain at the bottom of the standings, but it is important to maintain this mentality and morale in order to remain competitive until the end…

-Galatasaray (6-15)

In the last Hoopfellas PR: 15

ORT-DTR: 111.0-117.5

Pace: 71.9

Really, now… For Galatasarai's roster their record and the last place is degrading. They have the firepower and a real home court. What they don't have is the proper mentality. However, they made an effort in the last five games. Guler has either Greek or Serbian ancestors. This is the only way to explain…

16. Maccabi Tel Aviv (7-14)

In the last Hoopfellas PR: 13

ORT-DTR: 106.4-113.7

Pace: 72.8

No other team has lost 10 out of 12 matches. And yet, the result is even worse. Maccabi has reached rock bottom. Zero…At all levels. The constant fines and Weems' release show what Bagatskis has had to face since he joined the team. The problem is so much deeper…

- See more at: http://www.hoopfellas.gr/en/2017/02/08/2016-17-hoopfellas-euroleague-power-rankings-4-2/#sthash.dpLJUJqD.dpuf



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 19-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 18-7 
 3. Kataja Basket 16-8 
 4. Kauhajoki 16-10 
 5. Lapua 14-12 
 6. BC Nokia 11-15 
 7. Kouvot 10-14 
 8. KTP Basket 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto 9-17 
 10. Korihait 4-21 

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 8: Lapua - Korihait 82-73
Feb. 10: KTP Basket - Kataja Basket 79-82
Feb. 8: Salon Vilpas - Helsinki Seagulls 78-87
Feb. 11: Korihait - Kouvot
Feb. 11: Kauhajoki - Pyrinto


Stats Leaders - Korisliiga

Points Per Game
 Jamal JONES
  Lapua
  (203-G-93)
  Avg: 22.4
 1. Jones, Lapua22.4 
 2. Gay, KTP Basket20.3 
 3. Pledger, Kouvot19.9 
 4. Brown, Kataja B.17.9 
 5. Morris, Lapua17.8 
 6. Hollins, Kauhajoki17.4 
 7. Bullock, Pyrinto16.8 
 8. Holsey, Kauhajoki16.4 
 9. Dia, BC Nokia15.5 
 10. Unruh, Kauhajoki15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Marcus VAN
  Korihait
  (201-F/C-87)
  Avg: 10.8
 1. Van, Korihait10.8 
 2. Buckles, Kouvot10.3 
 3. Judge, Pyrinto9.3 
 4. Pratt, KTP Basket8.9 
 5. Kaunisto, Kouvot8.7 
 6. Coleman, Salon Vilpas8.5 
 7. Morris, Lapua8.2 
 8. Bullock, Pyrinto8.1 
 9. Williams, Lapua8.1 
 10. Bristol, Kataja B.7.7 
Assists Per Game
 Teemu RANNIKKO
  Kataja B.
  (189-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Rannikko, Kataja B.7.3 
 2. Nikkarinen, Helsinki.7.1 
 3. Pratt, KTP Basket7.0 
 4. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki5.8 
 5. Edwards, Lapua4.7 
 6. Williams, Lapua4.7 
 7. Jalonen, Korihait4.4 
 8. Minard, Pyrinto4.3 
 9. Hirvonen, Kouvot4.0 
 10. Seppala, Kataja B.3.9 
Steals Per Game
 Monyea PRATT
  KTP Basket
  (196-SF-85)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Pratt, KTP Basket2.3 
 2. Mullings, Kataja B.2.1 
 3. Horne, Kouvot1.9 
 4. Minard, Pyrinto1.9 
 5. Hollins, Kauhajoki1.8 
 6. Sarcevic, Kauhajoki1.7 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.7 
 8. Sanders, BC Nokia1.6 
 9. Barrett, BC Nokia1.6 
 10. Holloway, Korihait1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Sherman GAY
  KTP Basket
  (201-F/C-82)
  Avg: 2
 1. Gay, KTP Basket2.0 
 2. Alexander, BC Nokia1.7 
 3. Johnson, Kataja B.1.3 
 4. Bristol, Kataja B.1.1 
 5. Judge, Pyrinto1.1 
 6. Van, Korihait1.0 
 7. Coleman, Salon Vilpas1.0 
 8. Upson, Helsinki.0.9 
 9. Bailey, KTP Basket0.8 
 10. McAlister, Korihait0.8 


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 17-4 
 2. Espoo United 15-5 
 3. ToPo 12-8 
 4. Oulun NMKY 11-8 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 10-9 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 8-11 
 7. FoKoPo 8-12 
 8. Jarvenpaa 7-13 
 9. HBA-Marsky 6-13 
 10. Pyrinto II 4-15 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 16-4 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 15-4 
 3. Ura Basket 14-5 
 4. Espoo Basket 13-7 
 5. Korikouvot 12-7 
 6. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-7 
 7. HyPo 10-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 8-12 
 9. PeU-Basket 7-13 
 10. Karkkila 6-13 
 11. Munkkiniemen 5-14 
 12. JyWe 4-15 
 13. Namika Lr 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Division A

Feb. 9: HBA-Marsky - Jyvaskyla BA 67-51
Feb. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY
Feb. 12: Jyvaskyla BA - Espoo United
Feb. 12: FoKoPo - ToPo
Feb. 12: Jarvenpaa - Porvoon Tarmo
Feb. 12: Lahti - Oulun NMKY

Division B

Feb. 10: Karkkila - Namika Lr 92-101
Feb. 10: PeU-Basket - Korikouvot 88-81
Feb. 10: Raholan Pyrkiva - Munkkiniemen 85-76
Feb. 10: JyWe - HyPo 83-90
Feb. 10: Espoo Basket - PuHu Juniorit 80-95
Feb. 10: HNMKY U23 - TuNMKY 70-91
Feb. 12: Ura Basket - Munkkiniemen
Feb. 12: Namika Lr - JyWe
Feb. 12: HyPo - Raholan Pyrkiva
Feb. 12: Korikouvot - Espoo Basket
Feb. 12: PuHu Juniorit - HNMKY U23
Feb. 12: TuNMKY - Karkkila


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.1
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.1 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr31.8 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.3 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.2 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.23.8 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.8 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.1 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.6 
 7. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 8. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 9. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Salonen, Porvoon .5.6 
 3. Kantonen, Korik.5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.2 
 5. Ivey, Espoo United5.0 
 6. Innamaa, TuNM.4.7 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Kantonen, JyWe4.3 
 9. Kilpinen, Pyrin.4.2 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Reginald BRATTON
  Namika Lr
  (193-G/F-86)
  Avg: 3.2
 1. Bratton, Namika Lr3.2 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.7 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.6 
 5. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 6. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 7. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.2 
 8. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 10. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Harvey, Oulun N.1.5 
 3. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 4. Reed, FoKoPo1.5 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 6. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 7. Sandberg, TuNM.1.4 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.0 


Dominique Lee (ex Korihait) is a newcomer at Galitos-Barreiro - by Joao Santos

Galitos-Barreiro (LPB) added to their roster 26-year old American forward Dominique Lee (196-98kg-91, college: N.Colorado, agency: Blacktop Management). He started the season at Korihait in Finnish Korisliiga. In 24 games he recorded 10.0ppg and 6.0rpg this season.
Lee played at the Big Sky Conference Tournament Semifinals in 2014.
He graduated from University of Northern Colorado in 2015 and it is his second season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Le Portel - Nancy 98-64
Feb. 10: Antibes - Monaco 84-91
Feb. 10: Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 78-72
Feb. 13: Chalons-Reims - Paris-Levallois
Feb. 11: Chalon - Cholet
Feb. 12: Gravelines - ASVEL
Feb. 11: Le Mans - Nanterre
Feb. 11: Limoges - Strasbourg
Feb. 11: Orleans - Pau-Lacq-Orthez


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.9 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.0 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois16.7 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 7. Sommerville, Orleans15.6 
 8. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.8 
 10. Buford, Limoges14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Vincent POIRIER
  Paris-Le.
  (210-C-93)
  Avg: 8.8
 1. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 2. Fall, Chalon8.8 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.8 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.6 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.2 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.9 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.4
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.4 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.2 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Eito, Orleans4.6 
 10. Hammonds, Limoges4.5 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.6 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.2 
 3. Eito, Orleans2.0 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 6. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Yeguete, Le Mans1.5 
 9. Cobbs, Gravelines1.4 
 10. Gladyr, Monaco1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Fall, Chalon2.7 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 6. Poirier, Paris-Le.1.0 
 7. Fair, Limoges0.9 
 8. Lessort, Nanterre0.9 
 9. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 10. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 


Standings - ProB

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 10: Roanne - Evreux 95-65
Feb. 10: St Chamond - Vichy Clermont 92-80
Feb. 10: Maurienne - Bourg 91-82
Feb. 10: Poitiers - Charleville 90-74
Feb. 10: Rouen - Boulogne 82-78
Feb. 10: Provence Basket - Boulazac 75-57
Feb. 10: Nantes - St Quentin 66-68
Feb. 10: Lille - Le Havre 65-72
Feb. 11: Blois - Denain


Stats Leaders - ProB

Points Per Game
 Jarvis WILLIAMS
  Boulazac
  (198-C/F-93)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Williams, Boulazac18.8 
 2. Hermannsson, Charlevi.17.9 
 3. Jones, Lille17.6 
 4. Peacock, Bourg17.1 
 5. Burton, Roanne17.0 
 6. Ware, Vichy C.16.2 
 7. Bigote, Nantes15.7 
 8. Denave, Vichy C.15.6 
 9. Rozenfeld, Roanne15.4 
 10. Obasohan, Provence.15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mohamed KONE
  Charleville
  (211-C-81)
  Avg: 10.2
 1. Kone, Charleville10.2 
 2. Odiakosa, Le Havre9.6 
 3. Burton, Roanne9.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg8.6 
 5. Ekperigin, Nantes7.9 
 6. Traore, Lille7.6 
 7. Diame, Blois7.5 
 8. Williams, Boulazac7.4 
 9. Paumier, Boulogne7.4 
 10. Fairell, Rouen7.4 
Assists Per Game
 Dustin WARE
  Vichy C.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ware, Vichy C.6.7 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne6.3 
 3. King, Le Havre6.2 
 4. Threatt, Poitiers6.2 
 5. Turner, Blois6.1 
 6. Hermannsson, Charlevi.5.9 
 7. Rozenfeld, Roanne5.6 
 8. Duren, Boulogne5.4 
 9. Henry, Evreux5.4 
 10. Sim, Bourg5.4 
Steals Per Game
 Joe BURTON
  Roanne
  (201-F-90)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Burton, Roanne2.4 
 2. Denave, Vichy C.2.1 
 3. Henry, Evreux2.1 
 4. Maille, Provence.2.1 
 5. Rigaux, Maurienne2.0 
 6. Mitchell, Nantes2.0 
 7. Williams, Boulazac1.9 
 8. Fouse, Charleville1.8 
 9. Turner, Blois1.8 
 10. Moendadze, Boulo.1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Yannis MORIN
  Le Havre
  (208-C/F-93)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Morin, Le Havre1.8 
 2. Fall, Poitiers1.6 
 3. Paumier, Boulogne1.4 
 4. Ndoye, Bourg1.3 
 5. Loum, Boulogne1.3 
 6. Fouse, Charleville1.1 
 7. Jones, Lille1.1 
 8. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 9. Diame, Blois1.1 
 10. Traore, Lille1.1 



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  FYR MACEDONIA  


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

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

Bo McCalebb
Bo McCalebb
   #1. This week's number one is former international point guard Bo McCalebb (178-85, college: New Orleans, currently plays in EuroCup). McCalebb led his Spanish team Gran Canaria to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (2-4) crushing them 100-76 in the Eurocup last Wednesday. He scored 15 points and added 4 passes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Herbalife Gran Canaria (4-2) is placed second in the Eurocup. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's McCalebb's first season with the team. McCalebb has relatively good stats this year: 10.7ppg, 1.6rpg, 5.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 57.1%(60-105), 3FGP: 21.1% and FT: 72.0%. He is a naturalized American. McCalebb played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team two years ago. Strangely he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Pero Antic
Pero Antic
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international power forward Pero Antic (211-82, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague). Antic contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the second-ranked CSKA (16-6) 77-71 in the Euroleague on Thursday night. He scored 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 19 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-7) is placed fourth in group A. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Antic averages: 4.9ppg, 2.5rpg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 35.8% and FT: 79.2% in 19 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Bulgarian. Antic played for the FYR Macedonian national team in 2015.

Romeo Travis
Romeo Travis
   #3. The FYR Macedonian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Romeo Travis (201-84, college: Akron, currently plays in France). He led Strasbourg IG to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Le Mans (9-9) crushing them 92-63 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Travis scored 12 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Strasbourg IG (10-8) is placed eighth in the ProA. Travis' overall stats this season are: 8.8ppg, 5.7rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 50.7%, 3FGP: 22.2% and FT: 78.9%. He is a naturalized American. Travis is also a member of the FYR Macedonian senior national team. Apparently he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Jeremiah Massey
Jeremiah Massey
   #4. Forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, agency: Diamond Sports, college: Kansas St., currently plays in Argentina) led Libertad Sunchales to a victory over the seventh-ranked La Union (5-18) crushing them 84-62 in the Argentinian LigaA last Wednesday. Massey was MVP of the game. He scored 23 points, grabbed 6 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots in 33 minutes. Libertad Sunchales (15-15) is placed seventh in Norte group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Massey has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in 24 games. He is a naturalized American. Massey used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2009. He played also for KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom in FYR Macedonian league.

Marques Green
Marques Green
   #5. Former international point guard Marques Green (165-82, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Italy). Green could not help Scandone AV (12-6) to beat The Flexx PT (9-9). He scored 6 points, had 5 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Scandone AV was defeated 67-59 on the road by the lower-ranked The Flexx PT (#9). Green's overall stats this season are: 7.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.3apg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. Green used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team seven years ago. Interesting that he has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Richard Hendrix
Richard Hendrix
   #6. Power forward Richard Hendrix (203-86, agency: Stanislav Ryzhov, college: Alabama, currently plays in EuroCup) is a teammate of previously mentioned Bo McCalebb and both played together in the last Eurocup game. Hendrix contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (2-4) crushing them 100-76. He scored 10 points in 19 minutes. This year Hendrix's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.1apg in 14 games. He is a naturalized American. Despite Hendrix played previously for the USA U18 national team, he is also a former international player as he played for the FYR Macedonian senior team two years ago. However Hendrix has never played in FYR Macedonia.

Vojdan Stojanovski
Vojdan Stojanovski
   #7. International guard Vojdan Stojanovski (194-87, also represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Sevilla (7-12) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Sevilla was edged 102-99 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Zaragoza (#13). Stojanovski was the second best scorer with 14 points (was perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line !!!). Stojanovski has reliable stats this season: 12.4ppg, 2.2rpg and 1.4apg. He is also FYR Macedonian national team player.

Aleksandar Kostoski
Aleksandar Kostoski
   #8. Point guard Aleksandar Kostoski (186-88, currently plays in Romania) contributed to a 2-point Pitesti's victory against one of league's weakest teams Craiova (4-14) 101-99 in the Romanian Liga Nationala on Monday night. Kostoski scored 13 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 40 minutes. BCM U Pitesti (12-7) is placed fourth in the Liga Nationala. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial. Kostoski's stats this year are: 13.6ppg, 2.5rpg, 4.9apg and 1.3spg in eight games. He plays currently for the FYR Macedonian national team.

Marko Dujkovic
Marko Dujkovic
   #9. International center Marko Dujkovic (226-90, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Metalac (7-9) in their game against Borac (11-5) in the Serbian KLS. He recorded 9 points, 6 rebounds and 2 blocks in 17 minutes. But Metalac lost 80-88 at home to the much higher-ranked (#3) Borac. They ended the series of three consecutive victories. This year Dujkovic's total stats are: 5.6ppg, 4.6rpg and 1.8bpg in 16 games. He is also in the roster of the FYR Macedonian national team.

Nenad Dimitrijevic
Nenad Dimitrijevic
   #10. Point guard Nenad Dimitrijevic (187-98, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Joventut (5-14) in their game against CB Canarias (15-4) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Dimitrijevic scored 5 points and added 3 passes. Joventut was defeated 89-75 in Tenerife by the second-ranked CB Canarias. Dimitrijevic has been at the team for five years. He has averaged so far 3.5ppg and 1.5apg. Dimitrijevic is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the FYR Macedonian senior national team.

   #11. Former U18 international point guard Kristijan Nikolov (187-96, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Istanbul BBSK in their game against Fenerbahce in the Turkish BSL. He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Nikolov scored only 3 points. His team was defeated 76-69. This season Nikolov averages just 0.6ppg. He used to play for the FYR Macedonian U18 national team four years ago.

   #12. Former international center Oliver Dvojakovski (204-97, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Betanzos in their game against Chantada in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). He scored 8 points. His team was defeated 78-70. Dvojakovski has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 4.1rpg. He used to play for the FYR Macedonian national team back in 2014.

   #13. U18 international power forward Elvis Hot (197-98, currently plays in Slovenia) couldn't help Crnomelj in their game against Grosuplje in the Slovenian 2SKL (second division). Hot cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and added 4 passes in 12 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 81-63. Hot has averaged so far 5.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.3apg in 12 games. He is also FYR Macedonian U18 national team player.

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

   #1. Cedi Osman (204-F-95, currently plays in Turkey) led Anadolu Efes to a 2-point victory against the league outsider TED Kolejliler (0-17) 74-72 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. He scored 12 points in 29 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (15-2) is placed second in the BSL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. It's Osman's fourth season with the team. Osman has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: FYR Macedonian and Turkish.

   #2. Vukota Pavic (203-C-93, currently plays in ABA League) could not help Mornar Bar (7-14) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Pavic's good performance Mornar Bar was defeated 79-74 at home by the much higher-ranked Cedevita (#4). He scored 11 points. Pavic's total stats this season are: 9.2ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.4apg and 1.9spg.

   #3. Dino Radoncic (202-F-99, currently plays in Spain) led Real Madrid II to an easy victory against the 12th-ranked Lanzarote (6-10) 96-79 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. Radoncic also added 3 assists in 21 minutes. Real Madrid II (13-5) is placed fourth in Group B. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Radoncic has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.0rpg and 2.1apg in 17 games. Radoncic is another player who holds two passports: FYR Macedonian and Montenegrin.

   #4. Experienced Ivan Todorovic (214-C-84, agency: Global Sports Plaza, currently plays in Spain) managed to help C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet in a victory against the eighth-ranked Navarra (10-9) 85-77 in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division) on Sunday night. Todorovic recorded only 4 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 21 minutes. C.B. Torrons Vicens L'Hospitalet (7-12) is placed 12th in the LEB Silver. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Todorovic has averaged so far 7.0ppg, 8.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games.



Ohird AV part ways with Djordjevic and Vasilic - by Mario Divanisov

Serbian internationals Sasa Djordjevic (190-PG-85) and Milojko Vasilic (207-C-89, agency: 011 Sports) are no longer members of KK Ohrid AV as both ways decide to part ways after 10 games together. This comes in as a surprising information as both players played significant minutes for the "Seagulls" in the rotation.
Milojko Vasilic was in fact one of the best players among the league centers averaging nearly double-double figures per game. In 10 games he managed to average 13.7ppg (second best in the team) and 9.5rpg (leading the team).
On the other hand, Sasa Djordjevic had a limited performance on court averaging 4.1ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.3apg for 13.6mpg in 10 games as a backup in the playmaker position.

The newbie in Prva Liga departed with the players living a thankful massage on their Facebook page; "We would like to thank both of the players for their contribute in our colors, aswell as to wish them further success in both professional and private life."

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  GEORGIA  

Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 16-0 
 2. Kutaisi 12-3 
 3. Rustavi 8-7 
 4. Sokhumi 7-9 
 5. Cactus Tbilisi 6-9 
 6. Batumi 6-10 
 7. Olimpi 4-10 
 8. Mgzavrebi 2-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 10: Kutaisi - Sokhumi 75-60
Feb. 10: Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 74-81
Feb. 11: Cactus Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi
Feb. 11: Rustavi - Olimpi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 23
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi23.0 
 2. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi18.9 
 3. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 4. Shemosiuk, Batumi17.9 
 5. Lathan, Sokhumi16.8 
 6. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.9 
 7. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.5 
 8. Florveus, Cactus T.15.1 
 9. Vaughn, Dinamo T.14.6 
 10. Lezhava, Batumi14.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John FLORVEUS
  Cactus T.
  (211-C-90)
  Avg: 13.1
 1. Florveus, Cactus T.13.1 
 2. Pelcher, Batumi11.3 
 3. Spagnolo, Rustavi9.9 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi9.6 
 5. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.5 
 6. Bekauri, Kutaisi8.4 
 7. Tishchenko, Sokhu.8.1 
 8. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.9 
 9. Tubak, Kutaisi7.2 
 10. Bridgeman, Cactus T.7.1 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.2 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 3. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.5 
 4. Lee, Rustavi5.4 
 5. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 6. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.6 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.5 
 8. Berishvili, Dinamo T.4.4 
 9. Pashaev, Kutaisi4.4 
 10. Tsivtsivadze, Mgzav.4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Corey ALLEN
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 5.5
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi5.5 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Burnette, Olimpi2.4 
 4. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 5. Rogava, Olimpi2.2 
 6. Baqradze, Olimpi2.1 
 7. Lee, Rustavi2.0 
 8. Lomidze, Cactus T.1.9 
 9. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.1.9 
 10. Crayton, Mgzavrebi1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Terik BRIDGEMAN
  Cactus T.
  (198-G-)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Bridgeman, Cactus T.2.1 
 2. Allen, Mgzavrebi2.0 
 3. Tubak, Kutaisi1.8 
 4. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 5. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.6 
 6. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.5 
 7. Florveus, Cactus T.1.3 
 8. Pelcher, Batumi1.3 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 
 10. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 


A League Round 3: Hyundai-TSU hand first loss to BC Titebi - by Eurobasket News

There were just three rounds played in Regular Season of A League and we can clearly see which teams will fight for top positions and which will try to avoid bottom places.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BC Titebi (2-1) in Tbilisi on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Hyundai-TSU (2-1) 77-71. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Titebi won fourth quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American point guard Christopher Anderson (170-92, college: San Diego) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 assists. point guard Sandro Sanadze (188-95) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds for BC Titebi. BC Titebi's coach Amrosi Ormotsadze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hyundai-TSU is looking forward to face Arena-76 (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Titebi will play against DELTA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Tskaltubo. DELTA (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Tskaltubo (0-3) 87-85 on Tuesday evening. It was a great evening for forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Deondre Ray helped adding 16 points and 6 rebounds. The best for the losing side was American point guard Brian Blackmon (188-89, college: Martin Methodist) with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals. DELTA will play against BC Titebi (#4) in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against SEU Tbilisi and hopes to get finally their first victory.
The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Arena-76 (2-1) played at the court of SEU Tbilisi (0-3). Arena-76 defeated SEU Tbilisi 83-70 on Thursday. It was an exceptional evening for Konstantine Bitsadze who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. Jamal Wilson came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds for SEU Tbilisi in the defeat. Arena-76 will meet at home Hyundai-TSU in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SEU Tbilisi will play against Tskaltubo and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

SEU Tbilisi - Arena-76 70-83

The game in Tbilisi was also quite interesting. Arena-76 (2-1) played at the court of SEU Tbilisi (0-3). Arena-76 defeated SEU Tbilisi 83-70 on Thursday. The guests trailed by 3 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 10-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-70. It was an exceptional evening for forward Konstantine Bitsadze (195-97) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 17 points and 17 rebounds. American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) accounted for 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. American point guard Jamal Wilson (195-90, college: Rhode Island) came up with 25 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89, agency: Aspire Sports) added 4 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists respectively for SEU Tbilisi in the defeat. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Arena-76 will meet at home Hyundai-TSU in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. SEU Tbilisi will play against Tskaltubo and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
SEU Tbilisi: J.Wilson 25+7reb+3ast, L.Shengelia 14+5reb, E.Gaines 13+5reb, R.Tukvadze 10+4reb, R.Matiashvili 4+12reb+11ast, D.Maisuradze 2+3reb
Arena-76: P.Alexis 21+5reb, R.Lewis 19+6reb+4ast, K.Bitsadze 17+17reb+2ast, M.Abaishvili 12+8reb+7ast, T.Chachibaia 9+4reb+1ast, G.Kvelashvili 3+3reb
gschID: 534743


Hyundai-TSU - BC Titebi 77-71

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of BC Titebi (2-1) in Tbilisi on Thursday night. Visitors were defeated by Hyundai-TSU (2-1) 77-71. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But BC Titebi won fourth quarter 24-20. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was a good game for American point guard Christopher Anderson (170-92, college: San Diego) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 assists. Point guard Sandro Sanadze (188-95) contributed with 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Five Hyundai-TSU players scored in double figures. American forward Armani Flannigan (203-92, college: N.Texas) answered with 21 points and 8 rebounds and the other American import guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) added 16 points in the effort for BC Titebi. BC Titebi's coach Amrosi Ormotsadze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Hyundai-TSU is looking forward to face Arena-76 (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. BC Titebi will play against DELTA and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
BC Titebi: A.Flannigan 21+8reb+2ast, R.Aaron 16+4reb+3ast, G.Gamqrelidze 10+8reb+4ast, G.Vakhania 7+6reb+2ast, R.Didia 7+4reb, N.Drayton 7+7reb
Hyundai-TSU: S.Sanadze 21+7reb+2ast, C.Anderson 16+4reb+15ast, D.Aphkhazava 12+2reb+1ast, C.Gabriel 12+12reb, A.Pevadze 10+7reb, L.Giorgadze 4+4reb+1ast
gschID: 534742


Tskaltubo - DELTA 85-87

Important game to mention about took place in Tskaltubo. DELTA (3-0) saved a 2-point victory on the road edging Tskaltubo (0-3) 87-85 on Tuesday evening. The guests were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 2-point deficit before their 28-24 run, which allowed them to win the game. It was a great evening for forward Zviad Antadze (198-88, college: Monroe Coll.) who led his team to a victory scoring 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) helped adding 16 points and 6 rebounds. Five DELTA players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American point guard Brian Blackmon (188-89, college: Martin Methodist) with 25 points, 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and the other American import forward Travante Williams (197-93, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) scored 26 points and 7 rebounds. DELTA will play against BC Titebi (#4) in the next round. Tskaltubo will play against SEU Tbilisi and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tskaltubo: T.Williams 26+7reb+1ast, B.Blackmon 25+5reb+6ast, D.Dvalishvili 11+1reb+3ast, D.Sviridov 8+10reb+3ast, G.Birkaia 6+2reb, G.Kutchava 4+2reb+1ast
DELTA: Z.Antadze 17+8reb+4ast, D.Ray 16+6reb+2ast, L.Griffin 12+8reb+4ast, I.Lezhava 12+1reb+5ast, K.Downs 10+4reb+1ast, I.Alkhanaidze 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 534741





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Standings - 1. Bundesliga

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 10: Bayreuth - Bremerhaven 95-83
Feb. 11: Goettingen - EWE Baskets
Feb. 11: Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers
Feb. 12: ALBA - B.Muenchen
Feb. 12: Braunschweig - Ratiopharm
Feb. 12: Vechta - Telekom Bsk
Feb. 12: Fraport SKY - Brose Bask.
Feb. 12: Wuerzburg - Walter Tigers
Feb. 15: Brose Bask. - Ludwigsburg
Feb. 17: Jena - Goettingen


Matt Reid (Artland Dragons) Confidence Is Always Good But Too Much Can Be Deadly - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Matthew Reid (185-PG-84, college: Cameron, agency: Octagon Europe) is a 33 year old 185cm guard that has the German/American citzenship and is playing his tenth professional season and first with the Artland Dragons. He started his career with Cerritos JC (NJCAA) and then played two seasons with Cameron (NCAA2) and as a senior played 26 games averaging 20.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 3.3apg, 2.2spg, FGP: 46.1%, 3TP: 36.0%, FT: 81.0%. He turned professional in 2007 and played for the Schwelmer Baskets (Germany-Regionalliga).He then played two seasons with Saarlouis before moving to SC Rasta Vechta where he played from 2010-2012. He then gained further experience with RSV Eintracht Stahnsdorf (Germany-ProB) and Herten (Pro B). He returned back to SC Rasta Vechta in 2014 where he played two more seasons before moving to Artland this season. He spoke to eurobasket after the big 91-82 win against Stahnsdorf.


Matt thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 had come and we are already in February. Did you make any new years resolutions or are you more the type of guy that doesn't bother with that?

My New Years resolution is to just stick to the plan and stay focused on helping our team reach our goal this season and win a championship.


Congrats on the 91-82 win against Stahnsdorf sweeping the season series. How much was the 77-73 win in your minds as the game started? Did the team know how important it was to take this team seriously?

We knew that it would not be an easy game to win, both teams season statistics match up almost exactly alike and I think it just came down to effort and the willingness to win the game. The next 4 games are extremely important for us to win to get the number 1 seed going into playoffs and I'm confident in our team to reach this goal. We worked hard all season to put ourselves in this position but right now we are only focused on our next opponent Bochum that has not lost a home game all season so far.

The Artland Dragons had the tight 44-40 advantage at the break. What was making this game more difficult for the team then what it had anticipated?

Stahnsdorf played a great first half of basketball and we did not take advantage of them playing zone defense against us like we usually do against other teams that decide to play zone defense.


You have to give Stahnsdorf a lot of credit as they stayed on your heels until mid way through the fourth quarter. Was it more their stellar play or did it have to do more with how you were playing that kept them in the game?

I think it had to do with a little bit of both, they made some tough shots at the end of the shot clock and we did a great job staying calm and executing our plays in the zone offense.


What was key in crunch-time for getting the victory. Did Stahnsdorf fade a bit due to fatigue?

We took care of the ball executed well in offense and got stops when we needed to on the defensive end of the floor.


Stahnsdorf had overwhelming control of the boards 52-35 and hauled down 21 offensive rebounds. As a veteran that leaves his shirt on the floor every game how can you explain a rebounding effort like that?

Well being that we lost our 6'8 big man Kenneth Cooper, we are a bit undersized when it comes to under the basket rebounding and we are adjusting to this factor and it has been a bit of an issue right now for us but we make no excuses and I just think it's up to the guards now to pick up the slack and crash the boards because our bigs are working hard under basket 40 minutes every game.

What made it so difficult to keep a guy like Josh Smith in check who grabbed 18 rebounds including 10 offensive rebounds?

He is a crafty big and we knew going into the game he would do his thing when it came to rebounding and scoring around the basket. As long as we control the other 4 players on the court we would be just fine and we did a great job doing that.


I cant remember the Pro B being this tight and exciting as three teams are 12-5 and two are 11-6. What do you feel will be key for any team winning the Pro B north regular season?

Pro B North is strong this season lots of competitive teams that can beat anyone on any given night. Winning the Pro B North regular season is going to just come down to which team wants it the most.


The Artland Dragons had a bad stretch in December losing three in a row, but now are riding a four game winning streak. What has been the reason s for the turnaround now?

It has a lot to do with our new coaching staff, coach Flo has done a great job helping us reaching our full potential as a team. We play with a more faster pace and I won't speak too much about it because we still have to play some teams that still are new to our style of play andnd also coach Chris has a great understanding on how he thinks our defensive mindset should be for 40 minutes.


Are the Artland Dragons peaking now or is it still going to happen?

I think we still have lots of time left in the season for hard work to be done and it's definitely too early to say we have peaked but all I can say is that we are hungry and understand what lies ahead of us and just focused on this week with working hard to prepare ourselves for our next opponent Bochum.


How valuable has the pick up of American Stacey Wilson? He had more of a role in the Pro A with Chemnitz and is only averaging 14 minutes with the Artland Dragons. How has he been able to help most without having big minutes?

Stacey can do it all, pass, shoot , defend , rebound , create and not to mention his hard working mentality he has. He's been great for our team this season so far. Being that we can only have 2 Americans on the floor together in Pro B its tough to get a lot of minutes when you have 3 efficient Americans on a team like we do. With that being said it shows so much character on his part to understand that like he does. Sometimes when you are on a winning team sacrifices are made to win championships and Stacey has definitely made a sacrifice that has benefited our team tremendously and this is what a team needs when they are trying to win a championship.


The nextv game is against Bochum who you easily disposed off 74-57 in the first encounter of the season. Do you sense an incredible self-confidence currently with the team that will be more than half the rent to get the win?

Confidence is always good but too much can be deadly. We know Bochum will want revenge and also have not lost a home game yet this season so far and I'm confident we will be ready Saturday.


Let's talk a bit about your game. You are playing a consistent season. How happy have you been with your playmaking? On what things do you concentrate most on at this juncture of the season to perfect to get your team in the best possible position to win the regular season title and then do damage in the playoffs?

I'm just making sure I lessen my turnovers and make sure I keep up the energy on the defensive end of the floor. As a point guard on such a great individually talented team It's my job to organize the game to get our bigs involved early and the ball to our shooters as well and if needed I'm able to create and score.


You continue to be the teams best defender. How much pride do you take in the team being the best possible defensive team. What input do you give to the team in practice when working on defensive schemes?

We talk a lot during the week about defense and how we can improve. I think the key is for me is too not lose focus on the defensive end of the floor during the week and to stay tuned in on every defensive possession or drill in practice and that helps towards us being better as a team on defense on gameday.


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

K-G was one of my favorite big's when I was kid growing up, before my youth practices I would always imitate his fade aways and his foot work in the paint. He is definitely a future hall of fame basketball player in my opinion.


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

Unbelievable performance I just wish he could have played longer just to see if he could have reached 81 like Kobe Bryant.


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

As for stats I would have to say him and James Harden are playing amazing basketball right now when it comes to numbers.


What was the last movie that you saw?

Greater


Thanks Matt for the chat.



German ProA round 21 best performance: Robert Ferguson - by Eurobasket News

American Power forward Robert Ferguson (203-F/C-85) had an amazing evening in the last round for Hamburg, receiving a Eurobasket.com ProA Player of the Week award for round 21.
The 31-year old player was the main contributor (24 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to crush Uni Baskets (9-12) with 20-point margin 79-59. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. Hamburg is placed at 10th position in German ProA. Hamburg is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-12 record. In the team's last game Ferguson had a remarkable 71.4% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Hamburg, through which he has constantly improved. Robert Ferguson averages this season 8.6ppg and 5.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was young Lithuanian Arnoldas Kulboka (205-SF-98) of Baunach. Kulboka had a very good evening with 28 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. It was enough for Baunach to edge the higher-ranked Hanau (#6, 12-9) 90-84. Baunach's 13th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-14 record. Kulboka is well-known at Baunach and is a proven leader in his second season with the team.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Anthony King (206-C/F-85) of Koeln Rh.Stars (#8). King scored 14 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Koeln Rh.Stars, leading his team to a 71-63 win against the higher-ranked Crailsheim (#2, 17-5). Koeln Rh.Stars needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 11 lost games. King has a very solid season. In 7 games in Germany he scored 7.9ppg. He also has 5.9rpg and 1.4bpg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Vance Hall (193-PG-91) of Heidelberg - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Aleksej Nikolic (191-PG-95) of Baunach - 21 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists
6. Leon Kratzer (210-C-97) of Baunach - 17 points and 12 rebounds
7. Kruize Pinkins (203-F-93) of Hanau - 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Jonathon Williams (198-F-90) of Kirchheim - 24 points and 9 rebounds
9. Chase Griffin (190-G-83) of Crailsheim - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Konrad Wysocki (202-F-82) of Crailsheim - 23 points, 3 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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Grissin Bon RE agreed terms with Jawad Williams - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American forward Jawad Williams (204-101kg-83, college: N.Carolina). He started the season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 league. In 16 games he had 8.9ppg and 3.0rpg this season. Williams also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The last season he played at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL. In 30 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. Williams also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Michigan Mayhem (CBA) in third round (23rd overall).
The former University of North Carolina standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish Cup in 2014. Williams was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Paris Levallois), Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem), Japan, Puerto Rico (Indios), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and D-League (Fayetteville P. and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

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Josh Duinker selected the top Dutch players playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Josh Duinker
Josh Duinker
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Josh Duinker (209-89, college: Richmond, currently plays in Uruguay). He was the major contributor in Defensor's victory against the eighth-ranked Trouville (2-6) 92-83 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB in Friday night's game. Duinker scored 20 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 30 minutes on the court. Defensor Sporting Club Montevideo (3-6) is placed seventh in Promocional 1 group. There are only four games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Duinker's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 14.3ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 56.4%(57-101) and FT: 78.0% in 12 games he played so far. Duinker has a dual citizenship: Dutch and Australian. Former Zorg and Zekerheid Leiden starter played for the Dutch senior national team four years ago.

Thomas van der Mars
Thomas van der Mars
   #2. Second place goes to an international center Thomas van der Mars (208-90, college: Portland, currently plays in Estonia). van der Mars could not help Rapla (9-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance Rapla lost 63-70 at home to the lower-ranked (#6) TLU/Kalev. van der Mars had a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 15 rebounds in 28 minutes. It was Rapla's third consecutive loss in a row. van der Mars has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.1ppg, 14.3rpg, 1.1bpg, 1.1spg, 2FGP: 63.8%(104-163) and FT: 69.4% in 14 games. van der Mars is in the roster of the Dutch senior national team.

Jeroen van der List
Jeroen van der List
   #3. The Dutch player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jeroen van der List (213-89, college: Indian Hills CC, currently plays in Japan). He was not able to help Shinshu BW in their game against Dragonflies (28-6) in the Japanese B League D2. Despite his very good performance on Sunday night van der List recorded a double-double by scoring 27 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 2 blocks. This season van der List has very high stats. He averages: 19.7ppg, 10.7rpg, 1.8bpg, 2FGP: 51.1%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 66.7%. van der List played for the Dutch national team three years ago.

Yannick Franke
Yannick Franke
   #4. Guard Yannick Franke (194-96, currently plays in ABA League) led his Croatian team KK Zadar to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Mornar Bar (7-15) 80-62 in the ABA League in Friday night's game. He recorded 11 points in a mere 17 minutes. KK Zadar (7-15) is located at the very bottom in the ABA League. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of six consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the ABA League Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This year Franke's overall stats are: 7.0ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.0apg in two games. He is also Dutch national team player.

Worthy de Jong
Worthy de Jong
   #5. International shooting guard Worthy de Jong (194-88, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams SO Maritime Boulogne (6-12) in their game against SPO Rouen (7-11) in the French ProB (second division). Despite his very good performance last Friday de Jong scored 16 points. de Jong's total stats this season are: 9.9ppg, 3.2rpg, 2.2apg and 1.5spg. He plays currently for the Dutch national team.

Nicolas de Jong
Nicolas de Jong
   #6. Center Nicolas de Jong (210-88, currently plays in France) couldn't help Chalons-Reims (7-11) in their game against Sluc Nancy (4-15) in the French ProA, despite his good performance on Saturday night. de Jong scored 12 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. But Chalons-Reims lost 80-89 on the road to the league outsider (#18) Sluc Nancy. This year de Jong has relatively solid stats: 12.2ppg and 2.7rpg in 18 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Dutch National Team roster.

Shane Hammink
Shane Hammink
   #7. Former international guard Shane Hammink (201-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Valparaiso to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University (1-1) crushing them 78-57 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. He scored 15 points and added 4 assists in 27 minutes. The Valparaiso University has a very good 6-1 conference record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Hammink has very impressive stats this year: 15.4ppg, 3.8rpg and 2.8apg in 24 games. He used to play for the Dutch national team three years ago.

Kevin van Wijk
Kevin van Wijk
   #8. Forward Kevin van Wijk (203-89, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in Spain) led Melilla Baloncesto to a 3-point victory against the closely-ranked Ourense (12-10) 80-77 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) on Friday night. He recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes. Melilla Baloncesto (13-9) is placed seventh in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year van Wijk's total stats are: 6.5ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.3apg in 22 games. He used to play for the Dutch U16 national team back in 2005.

Roeland Schaftenaar
Roeland Schaftenaar
   #9. International power forward Roeland Schaftenaar (211-88, college: Oregon St., currently plays in Greece) managed to help A.G.O Rethymno Aegean in a victory against one of league's weakest teams Apollon Patras (4-12) 71-56 in the Greek A1 last Saturday. Schaftenaar recorded only 4 points in 6 minutes on the court. A.G.O Rethymno Aegean (7-9) is placed seventh in the A1. They ended the series of four consecutive loses. Schaftenaar has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.3apg in six games. He is also in the roster of the Dutch national team.

Leon Williams
Leon Williams
   #10. Point guard Leon Williams (189-91, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help BG Goettingen (13-3) in their game against Giessen 46ers (10-10) in the German BBL. Williams scored 5 points. BG Goettingen was defeated 79-72 in Giessen by the lower-ranked 46ers (#8). Williams has averaged so far 5.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.3apg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Dutch senior national team.

   #11. Former U20 international center Jito Kok (206-94, agency: Court Side, college: San Diego, currently plays in Estonia) is a teammate of previously mentioned Thomas van der Mars and both played together in the last Estonian Alexela KML game. Kok couldn't help Rapla in their game against TLU/Kalev. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Kok recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for Rapla this season. His team was defeated 70-63. Kok used to play for the Dutch U20 national team three years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Julius van Sauers (203-95, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the LIU Brooklyn in their game against the St.Francis University (PA) in the NCAA. Despite his good performance in Saturday night's game He scored 11 points. van Sauers has averaged so far 2.6ppg and 2.8rpg. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

   #13. Former U20 international center Menno Dijkstra (213-97, is currently at the American university) led Cal-Riverside to a victory against the Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo 67-56 in the NCAA last Saturday. Dijkstra scored 11 points in a mere 16 minutes. Dijkstra has averaged so far 4.6ppg and 2.3rpg in 22 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international center Kevin Bleeker (208-93, also represented by Court Side, college: Canisius, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Navarra in their game against L'Hospitalet in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Bleeker recorded 8 points. His team was defeated 85-77. Bleeker has averaged so far 5.7ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Dutch national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former U20 international center Tom Koopman (203, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Citadel in their game against the East Tennessee State University in the NCAA, despite his good performance on Thursday night. Koopman scored 10 points in 15 minutes. But his team was crushed by 21 points 90-69. Koopman has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 1.8rpg in 24 games. He used to play for the Dutch U20 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Aaron Doornekamp (201-F-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an CB Canarias' victory against one of league's weakest teams Joventut (5-14) 89-75 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Iberostar Tenerife CB Canarias (15-4) is placed second in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Doornekamp has relatively solid stats: 12.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.4apg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Dutch.

   #2. Kim Tillie (210-PF-88, college: Utah, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Baskonia's victory against the closely-ranked Andorra (10-9) 91-82 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Tillie scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 26 minutes. Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (13-6) is placed fifth in the Liga Endesa. This year Tillie averages: 7.4ppg and 3.4rpg in 17 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Dutch and French.

   #3. Ryan Broekhoff (200-F-90, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in VTB United League) contributed to Lokomotiv's victory against the tenth-ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (4-10) 88-75 in the VTB United League in Saturday night's game. Broekhoff scored 8 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Lokomotiv Kuban (12-2) is placed second in the VTB United League. It was his team's 12th consecutive victory in a row. This season Broekhoff averages: 7.4ppg and 5.5rpg. He has both Australian and Dutch nationalities.

   #4. Devon Van Oostrum (190-G-93, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in ABA League) led his FYR Macedonian team MZT Skopje to an easy victory against the eighth-ranked Un.Olimpija (9-12) 91-72 in the ABA League in Sunday night's game. Van Oostrum scored 15 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists. KK MZT Skopje Aerodrom (7-14) is placed 12th in the ABA League. Van Oostrum's total stats this season are: 9.5ppg, 2.5rpg and 2.0apg. He also holds two passports: British and Dutch.

   #5. Experienced Daniel Kickert (208-C/F-83, college: St.Mary's, CA, currently plays in Australia). Kickert could not help Bullets (10-17) to beat Perth Wildcats (14-13). He scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 21 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Bullets were crushed 94-63 on the road by the higher-ranked (#3) Perth Wildcats. Kickert's team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. Kickert has reliable stats this year: 13.1ppg, 4.1rpg and 2.2apg in 27 games. He holds both Dutch and Australian passports.

   #6. Emmanuel Nzekwesi (203-F, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to help the ORU (1-3) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Nzekwesi's very good performance the ORU was defeated 74-67 at home by the South Dakota State University. He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 11 rebounds. Nzekwesi also added and 3 steals. Nzekwesi's total stats this season are: 9.7ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg.

   #7. Joey van Zegeren (208-F-90, college: Northwestern, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Gladiators' victory against the 11th-ranked Chemnitz 71-58 in the German ProA (second division) last Friday. van Zegeren scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks. van Zegeren's total stats this season are: 6.5ppg, 4.2rpg and 1.3bpg.

   #8. Tom Slutsky (193-G-92, currently plays in Israel) led Hapoel Afula to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Hap.Haifa 85-66 in the Israeli National League (second division) in Tuesday night's game. Slutsky scored 15 points. This season Slutsky averages only 4.3ppg. He has dual citizenship: Dutch and Israeli. Despite Slutsky's Dutch passport, he previously played for the Israeli U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Dutch team.

   #9. Derrik Smits (218-C-95, currently studies in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Cleveland State University crushing them 78-57 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Smits scored 10 points and added 5 assists in 22 minutes. Smits has averaged so far 3.3ppg and 2.0rpg in 24 games.

   #10. Shaquille Doorson (213-C-94, is currently at the American university) was not able to secure a victory for the Rutgers in their game against the Ohio State University in the NCAA. He recorded 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 16 minutes. His team lost 64-70. Doorson has averaged so far 1.2ppg and 1.5rpg in 23 games.



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Standings - IBL

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

Regular Season: Round 6

Feb. 10: Hang Tuah - Satya Wacana 81-71
Feb. 10: Pacific Caesar - Aspac 76-80
Feb. 10: CLS Knights - Bima Perkasa 74-47
Feb. 10: NSH GMC - JNE BSC 69-74

Regular Season: Round 7

Feb. 11: Bima Perkasa - Satria Muda
Feb. 11: Satya Wacana - Pacific Caesar
Feb. 11: JNE BSC - Garuda
Feb. 11: Hang Tuah - Pelita Jaya


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 JaJuan SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (188-G-85)
  Avg: 30.3
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah30.3 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.28.8 
 3. Jacobs, NSH G.26.0 
 4. Peterson, Bima P.25.7 
 5. Crump, Satya W.23.5 
 6. Smith, Hang Tuah23.3 
 7. Corbin, Bima P.23.3 
 8. Brantley, Garuda22.5 
 9. Loiselle, Pacific .22.2 
 10. Seagers, Pacific .21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Andre SMITH
  Hang Tuah
  (208-C-)
  Avg: 18
 1. Smith, Hang Tuah18.0 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.16.4 
 3. Loiselle, Pacific .14.2 
 4. Gunawan, Garuda12.8 
 5. Brand, JNE B.12.3 
 6. White, Pelita Jaya11.8 
 7. Henderson-N., Aspac11.6 
 8. Maxey, Satya W.11.3 
 9. McKinney, CLS K.11.0 
 10. Peterson, Bima P.10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Mario WUYSANG
  CLS K.
  (176-PG-79)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Wuysang, CLS K.5.4 
 2. Purwanto, Hang T.4.5 
 3. Seagers, Pacific .4.4 
 4. Jewell, Satria Muda4.3 
 5. Jacobs, NSH G.4.2 
 6. Corbin, Bima P.4.0 
 7. Dhyaksa, Aspac3.8 
 8. Smith, Hang Tuah3.7 
 9. Wijaya, Garuda3.5 
 10. Crump, Satya W.3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Tyrell CORBIN
  Bima P.
  (184-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Corbin, Bima P.3.5 
 2. Barfield, NSH G.2.4 
 3. Sitepu, Satria M.2.3 
 4. Seagers, Pacific .2.0 
 5. Ruslan, NSH G.2.0 
 6. Rahangmetan, Satya W.1.8 
 7. Grays, Pelita Jaya1.8 
 8. Purwanto, Hang T.1.8 
 9. Ekayana, Hang Tuah1.8 
 10. Jewell, Satria Muda1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Chris BRAND
  JNE B.
  (208-F-90)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Brand, JNE B.3.7 
 2. Maxey, Satya W.3.5 
 3. Peterson, Bima P.2.0 
 4. Ware, Garuda1.8 
 5. Sitepu, Satria M.1.7 
 6. Smith, Satria Muda1.3 
 7. Febriyan, NSH G.1.0 
 8. Hartanto, Pelita J.1.0 
 9. Kosasih, Aspac1.0 
 10. Regowo, Aspac1.0 


IBL Round 6: Pacific Caesar lose to Aspac in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Surabaya. 4th ranked host Pacific Caesar (3-3) lost to second ranked Aspac (4-1) 80-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pacific Caesar won third quarter 26-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Aspac won last quarter 15-12. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Pierre Henderson-Niles (203-87, college: Memphis) scored 9 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Anthony Hangrove (200-89) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Aspac have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with CLS Knights. Pacific Caesar at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar will play on the road against Satya Wacana (#11) in Salatiga and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
JNE BSC has finally registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Jakarta, where they defeated NSH GMC (2-3) 74-69. American forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 blocks to lead the effort and Ferdinand Damanik supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds by American power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) did not help to save the game for NSH GMC. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya and Bima Perkasa. NSH GMC at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. JNE BSC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Bandung Garuda.
Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Hang Tuah (3-1) 81-71 on Friday evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was Andre Smith who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Jarron Crump who recorded 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hang Tuah have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Satya Wacana still closes the standings with four games lost. Hang Tuah will meet at home Pelita Jaya (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Satya Wacana will play against Pacific Caesar and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Third ranked CLS Knights (4-1) crushed at home 8th ranked Bima Perkasa (1-3) by 27 points 74-47, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a good game for Jamarr Johnson who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 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. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Aspac. Bima Perkasa at the other side keeps the eighth place with three games lost. CLS Knights will have a break next round. Bima Perkasa will play at home against Satria Muda (#3) and hope to win that game.

CLS Knights - Bima Perkasa 74-47

Third ranked CLS Knights (4-1) crushed at home 8th ranked Bima Perkasa (1-3) by 27 points 74-47, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by CLS Knights. Bima Perkasa was better in second period 16-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. CLS Knights held Bima Perkasa to an opponent 24.6 percent shooting from the field compared to 41.3 percent accuracy of the winners. They outrebounded Bima Perkasa 54-31 including a 43-28 advantage in defensive rebounds. CLS Knights players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists. It was a good game for American forward Jamarr Johnson (193-88, college: Widener) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 11 rebounds. The former international center Firman Nugroho (201-90) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Four CLS Knights players scored in double figures. American point guard Tyrell Corbin (184-92, college: CSU Bakersfield) replied with 23 points and Alan Asadi (185-90) added 10 points in the effort for Bima Perkasa. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Defending champion keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Aspac. Bima Perkasa at the other side keeps the eighth place with three games lost. CLS Knights will have a break next round. Bima Perkasa will play at home against Satria Muda (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
CLS Knights: D.McKinney 15+7reb, J.Johnson 13+11reb+1ast, K.Ramot Ramot Gemilang 13+5reb+3ast, F.Nugroho 12+10reb+1ast, H.Abraham 5+3reb+2ast, M.Wuysang 3+3reb+7ast
Bima Perkasa: T.Corbin 23+1reb+3ast, A.Asadi 10+4reb+2ast, E.Rizki Fahminda 4+1reb, I.Satria 3+2reb, Y.Dwi Priasmoro 3+4reb+3ast, M.Saroni 2+11reb
gschID: 533872


Pacific Caesar - Aspac 76-80

The game between Top Four teams took place in Surabaya. 4th ranked host Pacific Caesar (3-3) lost to second ranked Aspac (4-1) 80-76. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Pacific Caesar won third quarter 26-12. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The game was decided in the last minutes when Aspac won last quarter 15-12. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. American forward Pierre Henderson-Niles (203-87, college: Memphis) scored 9 points, 20 rebounds and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and center Anthony Hangrove (200-89) chipped in 20 points and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Canadian forward Kevin Loiselle (198-88) with a double-double by scoring 30 points, 16 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocks and American guard David Seagers (188-88, college: Dowling) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Aspac have a solid three-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with CLS Knights. Pacific Caesar at the other side dropped to the fifth place with three games lost. Aspac will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Pacific Caesar will play on the road against Satya Wacana (#11) in Salatiga and is hoping to prove to their fans that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Aspac: A.Damar Grahita 21+4reb+3ast, A.Hangrove 20+4reb+4ast, A.Prastawa Dhyaksa 12+2reb+7ast, P.Henderson-Niles 9+20reb+4ast, R.Shariputra 8+3reb+3ast, W.Teja 6
Pacific Caesar: K.Loiselle 30+16reb+5ast, D.Seagers 25+13reb+8ast, D.Nugraha 7+2reb, N.Saputra 6+2reb+2ast, D.Heryadi 4+3reb, I.Muhammad 2+1reb
gschID: 533873


NSH GMC - JNE BSC 69-74

JNE BSC has finally registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. The win is especially important as it came on the road game in Jakarta, where they defeated NSH GMC (2-3) 74-69. NSH GMC was ahead by 7 points after three quarters before a 31-19 charge of JNE BSC, which allowed them to win the game. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. JNE BSC brought some defensive toughness making 9 blocks. American forward Chris Brand (208-90, college: Lincoln, PA) notched a double-double by scoring 18 points, 14 rebounds, 5 assists and 8 blocks to lead the effort and the former international center Ferdinand Damanik (196-88) supported him with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 24 points and 18 rebounds by American power forward Nate Barfield (206-88, college: Langston) did not help to save the game for NSH GMC. His fellow American import point guard Gary Jacobs (188-92, college: Cent.Washington) added 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. JNE BSC (1-3) left bottom position moving up to eighth place, which they share with Pelita Jaya and Bima Perkasa. NSH GMC at the other side keeps the seventh position with three games lost. JNE BSC's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Bandung Garuda.
Top scorers:
JNE BSC: F.Damanik 21+5reb, C.Brand 18+14reb+5ast, D.Trapp 14+5reb+2ast, G.Gumilar 8+3reb+9ast, V.Surawi 7+2reb+2ast, T.Apriyana 5+3reb+3ast
NSH GMC: G.Jacobs 24+6reb+5ast, N.Barfield 24+18reb+1ast, R.Azzaryan Pradhitya 6+3reb+3ast, R.Pratama Putra 5+6reb+1ast, G.Putra Sianturi 4+5reb, M.Mustohirin 3+1reb+2ast
gschID: 533874


Hang Tuah - Satya Wacana 81-71

Bottom-ranked Satya Wacana (0-4) is still winless. This time they lost on the road their fourth consecutive match to fifth ranked Hang Tuah (3-1) 81-71 on Friday evening. The game was mostly controlled by Hang Tuah. Satya Wacana managed to win fourth quarter 26-20. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Americans were the main players on the court. The best player for the winners was center Andre Smith (208, college: William Jessup) who had a double-double by scoring 29 points and 18 rebounds. Guard JaJuan Smith (188-85, college: Tennessee) chipped in 19 points and 7 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was point guard Jarron Crump (183-92, college: Pacific Union) who recorded 35 points (!!!), 7 rebounds and 5 assists and center Nate Maxey (211-92, college: N.C.Central) added 11 points and 15 rebounds respectively. Both coaches allowed to play bench players saving starting five for next games. Hang Tuah have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourth place. Loser Satya Wacana still closes the standings with four games lost. Hang Tuah will meet at home Pelita Jaya (#9) in the next round where they are favorite. Satya Wacana will play against Pacific Caesar and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Hang Tuah: A.Smith 29+18reb, J.Smith 19+7reb+3ast, A.Ekayana 16+5reb+1ast, F.Minallah 8+5reb, L. Abdi 4+1reb, K.Purwanto 4+5reb+7ast
Satya Wacana: J.Crump 35+7reb+5ast, A.Adriano 13+3reb+2ast, N.Maxey 11+15reb+3ast, B.Adha Praditya 4+1reb, B.Sucipto 3+2reb, V.Sanjaya 2+5reb
gschID: 533875





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Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener - by Eurobasket News

The Japan men's national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket )'s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) from 3-point range. Point guard Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93) of the Chiba Jets, who was the B. League All-Star Game MVP in January, scored a team-high 17 points, including 5 of 8 from long range. He dished out five assists. Japan took a 38-34 lead into the third quarter. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) (Alvark Tokyo) and Ira Brown (193-F-82, college: Gonzaga) (Sunrockers Shibuya) contributed 13 points apiece for the hosts, with Brown grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Daiki Tanaka, who also plays for the Alvark, added 12 points off the bench, while University of Tsukuba student Yudai Baba (193-SF-95) sparked Japan with nine points and five steals in nearly 19 minutes of court time. Shooting guard Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90), who stars for the SeaHorses Mikawa, had six points and four steals Iran shot 10-for-21 at the free-throw line. The visitors shot 26 of 42 from inside the arc. For Iran, Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) had a team-high 22 points and Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) contributed 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. It was Pavicevic's first game at the helm.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 14-1 
 2. Swords Thunder 14-2 
 3. UCD Marian 13-3 
 4. Tralee 12-4 
 5. Killester 10-4 
 6. UCC Demons 8-8 
 7. DCU Saints 6-10 
 8. Moycullen 6-10 
 9. Belfast Star 5-11 
 10. Eanna 3-13 
 11. KUBS 2-13 
 12. UL Eagles 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 10: Belfast Star - Swords Thunder 69-81
Feb. 11: Swords Thunder - KUBS
Feb. 11: UCD Marian - DCU Saints
Feb. 11: Moycullen - UCC Demons
Feb. 11: UL Eagles - Eanna
Feb. 11: Tralee - Killester
Feb. 12: Templeogue - Belfast Star


B.I. Weekend Preview / Eurocamp / Panathinaikos World Academy (Ireland) - by Patrick Maher


PREVIEW:
We look ahead to this weekend's games

Another busy weekend of Basketball Ireland Super League action is in store this weekend as a full complement of fixtures gets underway this Friday evening.
First up will see Cup champions Griffith Swords Thunder travel to Belfast on Friday at 8pm where they will take on home side Belfast Star. Both teams are playing a double header of fixtures this weekend, with Swords then welcoming KUBS to the ALSAA on Saturday evening, while Belfast Star will travel down to table toppers Templeogue on Sunday afternoon in what is set to be a hotly contested match.
Elsewhere, there are some interesting line-ups in store, with all eyes on Tralee on Saturday evening as Garvey's Tralee Warriors take on Pyrobel Killester at home. Having lost just one game at home so far this year - to League leaders Templeogue - this is a must-win clash for Tralee, who currently sit just one spot above Pyrobel Killester on the League table and they will be hoping they can hang on to their coveted top four spot this weekend. Killester meanwhile, have two games in hand on Tralee and will be hoping a win down in the Kingdom will help them on their path to leapfrogging Mark Bernsen's charges on the table.

It's an all Dublin affair for UCD Marian meanwhile, as they face off to DCU Saints, while SSE Airtricity Moycullen play UCC Demons and Radisson Blu UL Eagles face Commercial.ie Eanna in a must-win game for UL.
There will be four games played in the Women's Super League meanwhile, and it is set to be yet another crucial weekend of games as the positions for second, third and fourth place change every week. DCU Mercy - who currently sit second on the table - will be watching proceedings closely as they have a week off from playing, but snapping at their heels will be fourth place (on points difference) Maxol WIT Wildcats who will be hoping to secure a win over Portlaoise Panthers in Waterford Saturday evening.
Meanwhile, it's a repeat of the Hula Hoops National Cup final in Leixlip on Saturday evening as League leaders Ambassador UCC Glanmire face third place Courtyard Liffey Celtics, while bottom of the table Meteors welcome Pyrobel Killester and Singleton SuperValu Brunell are home to NUIG Mystics in what is set to be a very close tie on Sunday.

Basketball Ireland Fixtures: February 10-12th

Friday 10th February 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Belfast Star v Griffith Swords Thunder, Methody Gym-Belfast, 20:00;

Saturday 11th February 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Garvey's Tralee Warriors v Pyrobel Killester, Tralee, 17:00;
Griffith Swords Thunder v KUBS BC, ALSAA-Dublin, 18:00;
UCD Marian v DCU Saints, Colaiste Iosagain, 18:00;
SSE Airtricity Moycullen v UCC Demons, NUIG, 19:00;
Radisson Blu UL Eagles v Commercial.ie Eanna, UL Arena-Limerick, 19:30;

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League:
Meteors v Pyrobel Killester, Colaiste Iosagain, 16:00;
Maxol WIT Wildcats v Portlaoise Panthers, WIT, 19:00;
Courtyard Liffey Celtics v Ambassador UCC Glanmire, Leixlip Centre, 19:30;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:
ITC Basketball v EJ Sligo All-Stars, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 15:30;
Kestrels v Dublin Lions, Colaiste Iosagain, 18:00;
Team Kilkenny v Titans, Watershed Sports Complex, 19:00;
Keane's Supervalu Killorglin v Maree, Killorglin Sports Centre, 19:15;
Fr Mathews v LYIT Donegal, Douglas CS, 19:15;

Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1:
ITC Basketball v Ulster University Elks, Barrow Centre-IT Carlow, 13:30;
Oblate Dynamos v UL Huskies, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:30;

Sunday 12th February 2017

Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Templeogue v Belfast Star, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 15:30;

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League:
Singleton SuperValu Brunell v NUIG Mystics, Parochial Hall, 14:45;

From : www.basketballireland.ie

Eurocamp Residential Basketball Camp :


It is that time of year again to plan and prepare to advance your Basketball skills and no better place that Dr Lazlo Nemeth's Eurocamp.Dr Nemeth has suggested to me that your best options at the minute are Primarily The Portsmouth Camp, though a second great option can be for you is The Plymouth Camp and of course Dundee and Barrow are also great optiond depending on your location and timeline possibilities.

For further information and to book you'r place go to : www.eurocampbasketball.co.uk www.bradfordeurocamp.co.uk I have first hand experience of Dr Nemeth's trainings both here in Ireland and indeed in Hungary and Dr Nemeth's understanding of the game and what is required for the individual to progress their game is World class and not something to be missed if at all possible.

Panathinaikos Worldwide Basketball Academies (Ireland Sector) :
Here at the Bank of Ireland on 70, St Patrick St, Cork City on February 15th next starting at 7.15 p.m. I will take attendees through The Panathinaikos Worldwide Basketball Academies Network Presentation.Personal invite's through E-mail have already gone out though if you feel our presentation can have an interest or value to you whether in the area of you'r having a player (2 teams at under 16 and 18 levels for male players) in you'r family with high level Basketball potential then please drop me a line at maherprobasket@gmail.com or call at +353 83 822 9504.The administration as well commercial sectors will also have an interest and I expect people from these area's of Basketball in Ireland in particular to attend.I expect the presentation to run to approximately 9 p.m. Maherprobasket would again like to extend a Big Thank You for the provision of the Workbench Space to the people at The Bank of Ireland Workbench here in Cork particularly Ita O Sullivan and Lia Boyland.



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Israeli National League round 18 best performance: Terrence Watson - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Terrence Watson (200-F-87) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Hapoel K/S, receiving a Eurobasket.com National League Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 29-year old player was the main contributor (30 points, nine rebounds) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Maccabi Raanana (12-6) 88-77. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. Hapoel K/S maintains the 3rd position in Israeli National League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Hapoel K/S will need more victories to improve their 12-6 record. In the team's last game Watson had a remarkable 61.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be Hapoel K/S's top player in his first season with the team. Former Ball State University star has very solid stats this year. Watson leads league in rebounds with 11.3rpg. Watson is in league's top in and averages impressive 1.7bpg and 58.3% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old American Germain Jordan (198-C/F-86) of Galil Elion. Jordan had a very good evening with a double-double of 31 points and 10 rebounds. It was enough for Galil Elion to edge the higher-ranked Hapoel B/S (#1, 13-5) 86-84. Galil Elion's 12th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-11 record. Jordan is a newcomer at Galil Elion, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American guard Rashad Madden (196-G-92) of Hap.R/G Givat. (#4). Madden showcased his all-around game by recording 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in the last round. He was a key player of Hap.R/G Givat., leading his team to a 92-86 win against the lower-ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (#9, 9-9). Hap.R/G Givat. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 12 victories and 6 lost games. Madden has a very solid season. In 18 games in Israel he scored 19.4ppg. He also has 6.3rpg, FGP: 58.9% and 3PT: 40.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jonhatan Nir (204-F-86) of Hap.R/G Givat. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Samme Givens (198-F-89) of Maccabi Raanana - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
6. Jalen Cannon (198-F-93) of Hapoel Afula - 22 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Cinmeon Bowers (201-F-93) of Galil Elion - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Jamal Olasewere (201-SF-91) of Hap.R/G Givat. - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
9. Denzel Livingston (193-G-93) of Hapoel K/S - 24 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-G/F-92) of Ironi K-A - 23 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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Cena is back at Bisceglie - by Eurobasket News

Ambrosia Lions Bisceglie (Serie B) agreed terms with 25-year old naturalized Argentinian power forward Enzo Damian Cena (201-92). It is actually his comeback to Bisceglie as he has played here before. Cena started the season at Basket Citta' Di San Severo in the Serie B. In 19 games he had 3.4ppg and 2.2rpg this season. The last season Cena played also at San Severo where in 33 Serie B games he recorded 6.6ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.0apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Cena has played previously for another Italian team Canicatti.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Desio lands Eric Ruiu - by Eurobasket News

Rimadesio Desio (Serie B) tabbed 20-year old power forward Eric Ruiu (202-97, agency: Players Group) on loan from Casale. He played recently at Novipiu Casale in Italian Serie A2. Serie A2 was a little too high level for him, where in 10 games he averaged just 1.7ppg and 1.0rpg this season. Serie B will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time.
He represented Italy at the World Championships U19 in Heraklion (Greece) two years ago. His stats at that event were 7 games: 2.4ppg, 1.4rpg.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Jeremy Hazell (ex Usak) agreed terms with VL Pesaro - by Eurobasket News

Consultinvest VL Pesaro (Serie A) inked 31-year old American swingman Jeremy Hazell (191-86kg-86, college: Seton Hall). He supposed to play at Muratbey Usak Sportlif Basketbol in Turkish BSL league, but left the team in Oct.'16. In two games he recorded 6.5ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.5apg this season. Hazell also played 3 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 1.3spg. The last season he played at Chalon/Saor in French ProA. In 35 games he had 14.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 2.2apg. Hazell helped them to make it to the cup final. A very good season in his career as he was voted to French ProA All-Star Game. Hazell also played 19 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got impressive 16.6ppg, 3.7rpg, 2.2apg and 1.6spg. He contributed to his team making it to the FIBA Europe Cup Final Four. It was a very successful season in his career as he was voted to Eurobasket.com All-FIBA Europe Cup 1st Team and All-Imports Team.
Hazell has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2012.
He is a very experienced player. Hazell has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). Hazell has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Lithuania (Juventus), Spain (Meridiano Alicante), Venezuela (Marinos), NBA (Phoenix Suns), Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana), Italy (Virtus Bologna) and D-League (Northern Arizona Suns).
He attended Seton Hall University until 2011 and it is his sixth season in pro basketball.
Hazell's game is described as: A true scoring machine, he can hit the basket in lots of ways. Also, he's a good passer and has enough court vision to play some time at the point if needed.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Grissin Bon RE agreed terms with Jawad Williams - by Eurobasket News

Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia (Serie A) agreed terms with experienced 34-year old American forward Jawad Williams (204-101kg-83, college: N.Carolina). He started the season at AEK Athens in Greek A1 league. In 16 games he had 8.9ppg and 3.0rpg this season. Williams also played 15 games in Basketball Champions League where he recorded 7.9ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.6apg. The last season he played at Gaziantep Basketbol in Turkish BSL. In 30 games he averaged 12.6ppg, 5.2rpg and 1.7apg. Williams also played 14 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he got 12.0ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.1apg.
In 2005 he was drafted by Michigan Mayhem (CBA) in third round (23rd overall).
The former University of North Carolina standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team won Turkish Cup in 2014. Williams was selected to Turkish League All-Star Game in 2015.
He is quite experienced player. Williams has played in eight different countries on three different continents (Europe, Latin America and of course North America). He has played previously professionally in France (Paris Levallois), Israel (Galil Gilboa and Hapoel Jerusalem), Japan, Puerto Rico (Indios), Spain (Baloncesto Fuenlabrada), NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers), Turkey (Pinar Karsiyaka) and D-League (Fayetteville P. and Rio Grande Valley Vipers).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neptunas waive Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) waived 28-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Omari Johnson (206-104kg-89, college: Oregon State). In 12 LKL games he recorded 8.1ppg and 4.8rpg this season. He played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
Johnson ended the last season at the Trail Blazers in NBA. But the most of that year he spent at another team Maine Red Claws in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 52 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg. Johnson helped them to win the D-League Atlantic Division title (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
In 2012 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in fifth round (74th overall).
The former Oregon State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 1st Team back in 2013.
Johnson has played previously professionally in Spain (Blancos de Rueda) and Canada (The Storm and Power).

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Lithuania



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Standings - BJ League

B Standings
Central
 1. Toyotsu FE 25-9 
 2. Nishinomiya S. 24-10 
 3. Tokyo Z 15-21 
 4. Tokyo Excel. 12-21 
 5. Bambitious Nara 11-23 
 6. Shinshu BW 10-25 
East
 1. Gunma 24-11 
 2. Fukushima 22-13 
 3. Yamagata 17-17 
 4. Aomori Watts 15-19 
 5. Cyberdyne IR 13-21 
 6. Iwate Big Bulls 9-25 
West
 1. Hiroshima D. 28-6 
 2. Shimane SM 27-6 
 3. Kumamoto V. 27-7 
 4. Ehime OV 15-20 
 5. Kagawa FA 10-24 
 6. Kagoshima 4-30 

Regular Season: Round 37

Feb. 10: Ehime OV - Fukushima 70-73
Feb. 10: Tokyo Z - Gunma 60-69
Feb. 11: Toyotsu FE - Aomori Watts
Feb. 11: Hiroshima D. - Nishinomiya S.
Feb. 11: Ehime OV - Fukushima
Feb. 11: Tokyo Z - Gunma
Feb. 11: Kumamoto V. - Tokyo Excel.
Feb. 11: Iwate Big Bulls - Shimane SM
Feb. 11: Yamagata - Shinshu BW
Feb. 11: Kagoshima - Cyberdyne IR
Feb. 11: Kagawa FA - Bambitious Nara


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.18.7 
 4. Tapscott, Kagawa F.17.7 
 5. Barone, Aomori W.17.7 
 6. Jones, Tokyo Z17.1 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.16.8 
 8. Alabi, Toyotsu FE16.1 
 9. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.6 
 10. Carney, Toyotsu FE15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.4
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.4 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.2 
 3. Davis, Shimane SM11.9 
 4. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.5 
 6. Barone, Aomori W.11.2 
 7. Stephan, Tokyo E.11.0 
 8. Posthumus, Kagos.10.7 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.8 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.7 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.2 
 4. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.5 
 5. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.4 
 6. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.2 
 7. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.2 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.0 
 9. Hirao, Bambitio.2.8 
 10. Takeno, Nishinom.2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.1.9 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.9 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.6 
 5. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.6 
 6. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.6 
 7. Obuchi, Gunma1.5 
 8. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.5 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.5 
 10. Ford, Tokyo Z1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.3 
 2. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.8 
 3. van der List, Shinshu .1.8 
 4. Kuso, Gunma1.8 
 5. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.7 
 6. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.7 
 7. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 8. Marshall, Shima.1.6 
 9. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 10. Davis, Shimane SM1.4 


JBL2 Standings

B League D3 Standings
 1. Fukuoka Rizing 21-3 
 2. Kanazawa Sam. 18-2 
 3. Otsuka A. 14-6 
 4. Tokyo HT 14-10 
 5. Aisin AW 10-12 
 6. Tokyo Cinq R. 10-13 
 7. Saitama Bron. 6-17 
 8. Toyoda Gosei 4-16 
 9. Tokyo Big Blue 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 10: Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo HT 89-92
Feb. 9: Fukuoka Rizing - Tokyo HT 81-56
Feb. 10: Tokyo Cinq R. - Saitama Bron. 72-92
Feb. 11: Tokyo Cinq R. - Saitama Bron.
Feb. 11: Toyoda Gosei - Aisin AW
Feb. 11: Kanazawa Sam. - Otsuka A.
Feb. 12: Kanazawa Sam. - Otsuka A.
Feb. 12: Toyoda Gosei - Aisin AW


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 19.4
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.19.4 
 2. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.18.3 
 3. Peppers, Fukuoka .18.1 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .16.9 
 5. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.4 
 6. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.8 
 7. Kumazawa, Aisin AW14.5 
 8. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.14.4 
 9. Harper, Tokyo HT14.4 
 10. Wade, Saitama .14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 11.7
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.11.7 
 2. Kendrick, Toyoda G.10.3 
 3. Butch, Fukuoka .10.2 
 4. Pomare, Kanazawa.10.2 
 5. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.9 
 6. McElroy, Tokyo C.9.4 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.8.7 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.7 
 9. Tate, Saitama .8.1 
 10. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Takeshi HASEGAWA
  Otsuka A.
  (196-F/C-84)
  Avg: 4
 1. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.4.0 
 2. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.0 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.8 
 4. Ishihara, Aisin AW2.8 
 5. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.8 
 6. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.7 
 7. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
 8. Kato, Aisin AW2.6 
 9. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.6 
 10. McElroy, Tokyo C.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.2.9 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.1 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.9 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .1.8 
 5. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 6. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 7. Kumazawa, Aisin AW1.5 
 8. Kano, Fukuoka .1.5 
 9. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
 10. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.2.1 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.4 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 4. Green, Tokyo C.1.3 
 5. Harper, Tokyo HT1.1 
 6. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 7. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.0 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.0.9 
 9. Morris, Tokyo HT0.8 
 10. Jones, Tokyo HT0.8 


Japan storms past Iran in exhibition series opener - by Eurobasket News

The Japan men's national team knocked down 12 3-pointers and forced 19 turnovers en route to an 85-74 victory over Iran in the opener of a two-game exhibition series on Friday night in Sapporo. Interim head coach Luka Pavicevic (agency: BeoBasket )'s team shot 52.2 percent (12-for-23) from 3-point range. Point guard Yuki Togashi (170-PG-93) of the Chiba Jets, who was the B. League All-Star Game MVP in January, scored a team-high 17 points, including 5 of 8 from long range. He dished out five assists. Japan took a 38-34 lead into the third quarter. Joji Takeuchi (207-F/C-85) (Alvark Tokyo) and Ira Brown (193-F-82, college: Gonzaga) (Sunrockers Shibuya) contributed 13 points apiece for the hosts, with Brown grabbing a team-high nine rebounds. Daiki Tanaka, who also plays for the Alvark, added 12 points off the bench, while University of Tsukuba student Yudai Baba (193-SF-95) sparked Japan with nine points and five steals in nearly 19 minutes of court time. Shooting guard Makoto Hiejima (190-G/F-90), who stars for the SeaHorses Mikawa, had six points and four steals Iran shot 10-for-21 at the free-throw line. The visitors shot 26 of 42 from inside the arc. For Iran, Mohammad Jamshidi (199-SF-91) had a team-high 22 points and Arsalan Kazemi (200-SF-90, college: Oregon) contributed 18 points, 11 rebounds and seven steals. It was Pavicevic's first game at the helm.
Courtesy of: japantimes.co.jp



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Standings -D1

D1 Standings
 1. Astana 14-0 
 2. Barsy Atyrau 4-6 
 3. Kaspiy Aktau 0-12 

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 11: Barsy Atyrau - Astana 67-80
Feb. 10: Barsy Atyrau - Astana 64-79

Regular Season: Round 10

Feb. 21: Kaspiy Aktau - Barsy Atyrau
Feb. 22: Kaspiy Aktau - Barsy Atyrau



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Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 16-0 
 2. Kekava 15-1 
 3. ViA 12-3 
 4. Jelgava 12-4 
 5. Marupe 9-8 
 6. RSU 8-7 
 7. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 7-8 
 8. Limbazi 5-11 
 9. RTU 4-12 
 10. Saldus 4-14 
 11. Gulbenes Buki 1-13 
 12. Livani 1-13 
Places 13-21
 1. VeA 12-0 
 2. DSN/SB 8-3 
 3. VEF skola 6-4 
 4. Valmiera/ORDO-2 6-5 
 5. Madona 6-5 
 6. LU/BS Riga 5-3 
 7. Jekabpils II 3-9 
 8. Riga/Ridzene 1-9 
 9. BJBS Riga 0-9 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 12

Feb. 10: Valmiera/ORDO-2 - Madona 98-90
Feb. 10: Saldus - Ogre/Kumho Tyre 80-68
Feb. 10: Livani - Jelgava 76-96
Feb. 10: Kekava - RTU 75-67
Feb. 10: ViA - Marupe 70-64
Feb. 11: Gulbenes Buki - Limbazi
Feb. 12: LU/BS Riga - VeA
Feb. 12: BJBS Riga - VEF skola
Feb. 14: VEF skola - Jekabpils II
Feb. 14: Jelgava - Gulbenes Buki
Feb. 15: Turiba - ViA
Feb. 15: VeA - DSN/SB
Feb. 15: Ogre/Kumho Tyre - RSU


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Barrett, Madona26.7 
 2. Ginters, RSU22.9 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava22.8 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 5. Miezis, Kekava22.7 
 6. Saknitis, Kekava18.5 
 7. Jansons, VEF skola18.4 
 8. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.18.2 
 9. Skute, Madona17.3 
 10. Osins, Limbazi16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Barrett, Madona14.1 
 2. Dubults, ViA11.7 
 3. Cavars, Kekava11.0 
 4. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.8 
 5. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki10.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 7. Metnieks, Marupe9.0 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava9.0 
 9. Ginters, RSU8.8 
 10. Ramanis, Valmier.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gatis JUSTOVICS
  Jelgava
  (184-G-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Justovics, Jelgava7.8 
 2. Buikis, Saldus7.6 
 3. Kohanovs, ViA6.4 
 4. Endzels, Turiba6.3 
 5. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 6. Osins, Limbazi5.7 
 7. Zotovs, VEF skola5.6 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 9. Vecens, Marupe5.3 
 10. Dulevskis, Gulbenes.5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Kekava
  (189-F-91)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Miezis, Kekava3.6 
 2. Mikulskiy, VeA2.9 
 3. Dambis, BJBS R.2.8 
 4. Bikovs, RTU2.7 
 5. Osins, Limbazi2.6 
 6. Zotovs, VEF skola2.5 
 7. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.5 
 8. Skripka, Madona2.4 
 9. Berzins, Valmier.2.3 
 10. Klegeris, LU/BS R.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Engers, ViA1.4 
 3. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 4. Skute, Madona1.3 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 7. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 8. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 9. Lacis, VEF skola0.9 
 10. Dambenieks, LU/BS R.0.9 


LBL2 Round 11 (Second Stage): Top-ranked Turiba wins another game - by Eurobasket News

LBL2 top team - Turiba (16-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed sixth ranked RSU (8-7) in Riga 82-53. The game without a history. Turiba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding RSU to just 2 points in first quarter. Turiba forced 23 RSU turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by RSU's players. Point guard Elvis Endzels (188-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Power forward Rihards Adins (200-94) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Turiba's coach Ziedonis Jansons felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Aleksis-Valts Putnins (190-94) answered with 19 points for RSU. Undefeated Turiba have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-0 record. RSU at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Turiba are looking forward to face ViA (#3) in Valmiera in the next round, which may be the game of the day. RSU will play on the road against Ogre/Kumho Tyre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Leader Ventspils Augstskola blasted bottom-ranked BJBS Riga (0-9) in Ventspils 96-44 keeping the perfect record after 11 rounds. BJBS Riga is still unable to win any game. It was a great evening for forward Kristaps Kilps (189-1) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Denis Vikentsyeu helped adding 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Guard Ingus Lapans (196-98) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Ventspils Augstskola. They maintain thirteenth place with 12-0 record. BJBS Riga lost their seventh game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Ventspils Augstskola will play against DSN/SB (#14) in Riga in the next round. BJBS Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF skola.
A very close game took place in Limbazi between RTU and Limbazi. Ninth ranked RTU (4-11) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Limbazi (5-11). RTU managed to escape with a 1-point win 83-82 on Wednesday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Martins Berzins who led the winners and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. RTU's coach Dainis Bertans used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Armands Osins came up with 26 points and 5 assists for Limbazi in the defeat. RTU maintains ninth place with 4-11 record. Limbazi lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. RTU will meet league's second-placed Kekava in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Limbazi will play against Gulbenes Buki (#12) in Riga and hope to secure a win.

In the last two games of round 11 Riga/Ridzene was smashed by Valmiera/ORDO-2 on the road 96-71. Jekabpils II was destroyed by DSN/SB on its own court 64-98.

RSU - Turiba 53-82

LBL2 top team - Turiba (16-0) had no problems winning another game on Thursday. This time they crushed sixth ranked RSU (8-7) in Riga 82-53. The game without a history. Turiba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding RSU to just 2 points in first quarter. Turiba forced 23 RSU turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by RSU's players. Point guard Elvis Endzels (188-94) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 13 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists. Power forward Rihards Adins (200-94) contributed with 13 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Four Turiba players scored in double figures. Turiba's coach Ziedonis Jansons felt very confident that he used 11 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Aleksis-Valts Putnins (190-94) answered with 19 points and forward Juris Sapovalovs (197-88) added 4 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for RSU. Turiba have an impressive series of sixteen victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-0 record. RSU at the other side keeps the sixth position with seven games lost. Turiba are looking forward to face ViA (#3) in Valmiera in the next round, which may be the game of the day. RSU will play on the road against Ogre/Kumho Tyre and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
RSU: A.Valts Putnins 19+4reb+1ast, T.Skipars 11+1reb+1ast, T.Vegners 5+4reb+2ast, R.Saripo 4+1reb, S.Bulahs 4+6reb+1ast, J.Sapovalovs 4+9reb+1ast
Turiba: R.Stacevics 14+3reb+2ast, R.Adins 13+9reb, E.Endzels 13+6reb+10ast, M.Liberts 10+6reb+1ast, A.Blumbergs 9+7reb+3ast, J.Dumburs 7+2reb
gschID: 530270


VeA - BJBS Riga 96-44

Leader Ventspils Augstskola blasted bottom-ranked BJBS Riga (0-9) in Ventspils 96-44 keeping the perfect record after 11 rounds. BJBS Riga is still unable to win any game. The game without a history. Ventspils Augstskola led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding BJBS Riga to just 6 points in first quarter. Ventspils Augstskola dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to BJBS Riga's 28. Ventspils Augstskola forced 24 BJBS Riga turnovers and outrebounded them 54-35 including 41 on the defensive glass. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 23 assists comparing to just 6 passes made by BJBS Riga's players. It was a great evening for forward Kristaps Kilps (189-1) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 10 rebounds. Belarusian power forward Denis Vikentsyeu (203-98) helped adding 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks. Four Ventspils Augstskola players scored in double figures. Guard Ingus Lapans (196-98) responded with 17 points and 6 rebounds and guard Aivars Dambis (183-0) scored 7 points and 8 rebounds. The victory was the tenth consecutive win for Ventspils Augstskola. They maintain thirteenth place with 12-0 record. BJBS Riga lost their seventh game in a row. They still close the standings with nine games lost. Ventspils Augstskola will play against DSN/SB (#14) in Riga in the next round. BJBS Riga's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga VEF skola.
Top scorers:
BJBS Riga: I.Lapans 17+6reb+2ast, D.Bigestans 8+2reb+3ast, A.Dambis 7+8reb+1ast, R.Blankveins 6+4reb, I.Dronka 4+6reb, O.Kuma 2+3reb
VeA: K.Kilps 25+10reb+3ast, D.Vikentsyeu 18+9reb+1ast, T.Stupele 11+4reb+1ast, K.Purplevics 10+6reb+8ast, K.Septe 10+1reb+3ast, R.Krumins 8+13reb+1ast
gschID: 530271


Limbazi - RTU 82-83

A very close game took place in Limbazi between RTU and Limbazi. Ninth ranked RTU (4-11) got a very close victory on the road over 8th ranked Limbazi (5-11). RTU managed to escape with a 1-point win 83-82 on Wednesday evening. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 21-14. But Limbazi won second period 20-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. It was an exceptional evening for guard Martins Berzins (190-92) who led the winners and scored 26 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Matiss Jankovskis (193-91) accounted for 16 points for the winning side. RTU's coach Dainis Bertans used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Point guard Armands Osins (190-91) came up with 26 points and 5 assists and guard Vents Veinbergs (188-93) added 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for Limbazi in the defeat. RTU maintains ninth place with 4-11 record. Limbazi lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the eighth position with 11 games lost. RTU will meet league's second-placed Kekava in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Limbazi will play against Gulbenes Buki (#12) in Riga and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Limbazi: A.Osins 26+4reb+5ast, R.Brencs 14+4reb+5ast, V.Veinbergs 14+7reb+6ast, I.Immers 9+3reb, G.Fridrihsons 9+7reb+2ast, K.Veide 6+1ast
RTU: M.Berzins 26+5reb+4ast, M.Jankovskis 16+1reb+1ast, E.Grabovskis 14+2reb+2ast, N.Bikovs 7+7reb+4ast, L.Berzins 6+6reb+2ast, I.Mastins 5+2reb+2ast
gschID: 530269


Valmiera/ORDO-2 - Riga/Ridzene 96-71

No shocking result in a game when eighteenth ranked Valmiera/ORDO-2 (5-5) crushed at home 20th ranked Riga/Ridzene (1-9) 96-71 on Tuesday. The game without a history. Valmiera/ORDO-2 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 20-of-23 free shots (87.0 percent) during the game. Valmiera/ORDO-2 forced 24 Riga/Ridzene turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was an exceptional evening for guard Rainers Kalnins (188-99) who led the winners and scored 24 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals. Point guard Davids Viksne (191-0) accounted for 23 points and 6 rebounds for the winning side. Four Valmiera/ORDO-2 players scored in double figures. Point guard Vents Hugo Liepnieks (191-98) came up with 15 points and 5 assists and guard Kristaps Bremers (175-98) added 15 points and 6 rebounds respectively for Riga/Ridzene in the defeat. Valmiera/ORDO-2 maintains eighteenth place with 5-5 record. Riga/Ridzene lost their fifth game in a row. Newly promoted team keeps the twentieth position with nine games lost. Valmiera/ORDO-2 will meet at home higher ranked Madona (#15) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Riga/Ridzene will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Riga/Ridzene: K.Bremers 15+6reb+1ast, V.Hugo Liepnieks 15+4reb+5ast, J.Valdmanis 14+2reb+2ast, K.Ostvalds 9+7reb+1ast, M.Muste 8+6reb+2ast, R.Otersons 5+6reb
Valmiera/ORDO-2: R.Kalnins 24+9reb+7ast, D.Viksne 23+6reb+3ast, E.Kaufmanis 21+7reb+3ast, E.Brokans 14+2reb+3ast, J.Kaposts 7+7reb+2ast, M.Jakovels 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 530266


Jekabpils II - DSN/SB 64-98

Very expected game when 19th ranked Jekabpils II (3-9) was smashed at home by fourteenth ranked DSN/SB (8-3) 98-64 on Tuesday. The game without a history. DSN/SB led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils II's 20. They outrebounded Jekabpils II 48-37 including 34 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for guard Edgars Barbejs (182-97) who led the winners and scored 18 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Janis Gertners (206-99) accounted for 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side. Four DSN/SB players scored in double figures. Forward Reinis Avotins (202-98) came up with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and swingman Edijs Stiebrins (190-96) added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists respectively for Jekabpils II in the defeat. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for DSN/SB. They maintain fourteenth place with 8-3 record. Jekabpils II lost their third game in a row. They keep the nineteenth position with nine games lost. DSN/SB will meet higher ranked Ventspils Augstskola (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Jekabpils II will play against VEF skola (#16) in Riga and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Jekabpils II: K.Tumss 15+1ast, D.Steinarts 14+2reb, R.Avotins 10+5reb+4ast, E.Stiebrins 6+7reb+5ast, M.Kolesinskis 6+4reb+5ast, A.Bojars 5+4reb
DSN/SB: R.Tipans 25+1reb+1ast, E.Barbejs 18+9reb+5ast, K.Salmins 14+6reb+2ast, J.Gertners 10+15reb+3ast, R.Mugurevics 10+3reb+1ast, V.Mikelsons 9+4reb+2ast
gschID: 530268





Duselis' 19 points and 7 rebounds give him Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

27-year old forward Arturs Duselis (201-F-89) had an amazing evening in the last round for Jurmala and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 21.
He had the game-high 19 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Jurmala in his team's victory, helping them to edge out BK Ogre (#8, 7-12) in overtime 88-84. Jurmala maintains the 5th position in Latvian league. Jurmala is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 10-12 record. In the team's last game Duselis had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Arturs Duselis averages this season 8.7ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Guntis Sipolins (206-C-93) of BK Ogre. He is a center in his second season at BK Ogre. In the last game Sipolins recorded impressive double-double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. Bad luck as BK Ogre was edged in overtime by the higher-ranked Jurmala (#5, 10-12) 88-84. BK Ogre is still second from the bottom in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-12 record. Sipolins is well-known at BK Ogre and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Edgars Lasenbergs (189-G-95) of LU (#9). Lasenbergs showcased his all-around game by recording 21 points, six rebounds and six assists in the last round. He was a key player of LU, leading his team to a 93-70 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Valka/Valga (#10, 3-11). LU can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-17 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Lasenbergs he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Lasenbergs has a very solid season. In 21 games in Latvia he scored 11.2ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Abdul Gaddy (190-G-92) of VEF Riga - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
5. Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of VEF Riga - 23 points and 4 rebounds
6. Davis Rozitis (215-C-90) of Barons Riga - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Kris Richard (196-G-89) of VEF Riga - 19 points, 3 rebounds and 10 assists
8. Carl Montgomery (203-F) of Liepaja/Triobet - 16 points and 10 rebounds
9. Mareks Mejeris (208-F-91) of VEF Riga - 15 points and 6 rebounds
10. Janis Eiduks (200-F-93) of LU - 24 points and 4 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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  LEBANON  

Standings - Division A

Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Homenetmen 10-1 
 2. Byblos 9-2 
 3. Al Riyadi 8-3 
 4. Louaize 6-5 
 5. Moutahed 6-5 
 6. Tadamon 5-6 
 7. Sagesse 4-7 
 8. Champville 3-8 
 9. Mayrouba 3-8 
 10. Hoops 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 9: Tadamon - Homenetmen 92-112
Feb. 7: Moutahed - Hoops 89-76
Feb. 10: Sagesse - Byblos 82-86
Feb. 8: Louaize - Champville 81-78
Feb. 5: Mayrouba - Al Riyadi 64-77

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 12: Champville - Tadamon
Feb. 12: Al Riyadi - Louaize
Feb. 12: Homenetmen - Moutahed
Feb. 12: Byblos - Mayrouba
Feb. 12: Hoops - Sagesse


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Terrell STOGLIN
  Sagesse
  (185-G-91)
  Avg: 34.2
 1. Stoglin, Sagesse34.2 
 2. Jackson, Homen.26.3 
 3. Morris, Tadamon25.0 
 4. Rembert, Champville24.5 
 5. Johnson, Louaize23.6 
 6. Youngblood, Byblos23.4 
 7. Khatib, Homenetmen23.3 
 8. Spencer, Moutahed23.2 
 9. Kemp, Tadamon22.5 
 10. Daniels, Moutahed22.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 John BOHANNON
  Mayrouba
  (210-F-91)
  Avg: 14.8
 1. Bohannon, Mayrouba14.8 
 2. Townes, Champville13.0 
 3. Ebi, Byblos12.3 
 4. Melvin, Moutahed12.0 
 5. Holton, Tadamon11.9 
 6. Garrett, Hoops11.9 
 7. Upshaw, Mayrouba11.2 
 8. Majok, Homenetmen10.9 
 9. Aminu, Al Riyadi9.5 
 10. Johnson, Louaize9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Jad KHALIL
  Tadamon
  (186-PG-96)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Khalil, Tadamon7.7 
 2. Galloway, Homen.7.6 
 3. Mezher, Hoops6.4 
 4. Johnson, Louaize6.0 
 5. Spencer, Moutahed5.2 
 6. Rembert, Champville5.2 
 7. Cage, Mayrouba5.0 
 8. Arakji, Al Riyadi4.7 
 9. Brown, Al Riyadi4.6 
 10. Curry, Moutahed4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin GALLOWAY
  Homen.
  (200-PG-88)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Galloway, Homen.2.4 
 2. Johnson, Louaize2.4 
 3. Kemp, Tadamon2.2 
 4. Jackson, Homen.2.2 
 5. Thomas, Hoops2.0 
 6. Rembert, Champville1.9 
 7. Mezher, Hoops1.8 
 8. Majok, Homenetmen1.7 
 9. Tucker, Byblos1.7 
 10. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Robert UPSHAW
  Mayrouba
  (213-C-94)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Upshaw, Mayrouba3.7 
 2. Townes, Champville2.8 
 3. Garrett, Hoops2.5 
 4. Majok, Homenetmen2.4 
 5. Ebi, Byblos2.3 
 6. Bohannon, Mayrouba2.3 
 7. Haidar, Al Riyadi1.6 
 8. Fakhreddine, Tadam.1.5 
 9. Byrd, Hoops1.4 
 10. Aminu, Al Riyadi1.4 



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  LITHUANIA  

Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 27-6 
 2. Nafta-Uni. 25-9 
 3. Telsiai 22-12 
 4. Rasai 20-13 
 5. Perlas-MRU 19-15 
 6. Silute 17-17 
 7. Vytis 16-18 
Places 8-14
 1. Zalgiris II 18-15 
 2. Palanga 16-18 
 3. Delikatesas 14-20 
 4. Mazeikiai 13-21 
 5. KTU 12-21 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 9-25 
 7. Petrochema 8-26 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 9

Feb. 10: Ezerunas-Karys - Palanga 82-65
Feb. 10: Silute - Nafta-Uni. 79-86
Feb. 10: Mazeikiai - KTU 79-64
Feb. 10: Petrochema - Delikatesas 65-81
Feb. 10: Vytis - Telsiai 58-87
Feb. 10: Perlas-MRU - Rasai 103-96 OT

Second Stage: Round 10

Feb. 11: KTU - Petrochema
Feb. 11: Delikatesas - Ezerunas-Karys
Feb. 11: Palanga - Zalgiris II
Feb. 11: Rasai - Vytis
Feb. 11: Telsiai - Silute
Feb. 11: Nafta-Uni. - Suduva-Mantinga


Stats Leaders - NKL

Points Per Game
 Sarunas VINGELIS
  Rasai
  (191-G-89)
  Avg: 18.7
 1. Vingelis, Rasai18.7 
 2. Hudson, Palanga18.7 
 3. Griskenas, Delikate.17.2 
 4. Masiulis, Zalgiris.17.0 
 5. Birutis, Zalgiris.17.0 
 6. Beliavicius, Vytis16.2 
 7. Saulys, Suduva-M.16.1 
 8. Matulis, Suduva-M.15.3 
 9. Normantas, Perla.15.3 
 10. Biliartas, Mazeikiai14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 9.1
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.9.1 
 2. Masiulis, Zalgiris.8.4 
 3. Pukelis, Silute7.8 
 4. Pikalavicius, Petroche.7.3 
 5. Ambrulaitis, Ezerunas.7.2 
 6. Chodosovskis, Nafta-Un.7.2 
 7. Raupys, Silute7.1 
 8. Beniusis, Rasai7.0 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.7.0 
 10. Valukonis, Suduva-M.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Tomas GALECKAS
  Rasai
  (183-PG-94)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Galeckas, Rasai7.3 
 2. Zemaitis, Zalgiris.5.6 
 3. Razutis, Telsiai5.4 
 4. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.5.2 
 5. Urbonas, Palanga5.1 
 6. Hudson, Palanga4.9 
 7. Giedraitis, Ezerunas.4.9 
 8. Kavaliauskas, KTU4.8 
 9. Sapiega, KTU4.8 
 10. Aniulis, Rasai4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Ignas RAZUTIS
  Telsiai
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Razutis, Telsiai2.6 
 2. Pelss, KTU2.5 
 3. Wanamaker, Silute2.5 
 4. Saulys, Suduva-M.2.4 
 5. Normantas, Perla.2.3 
 6. Kavaliauskas, KTU2.3 
 7. Hudson, Palanga2.2 
 8. Matulis, Suduva-M.2.1 
 9. Juknevicius, Suduva-M.2.1 
 10. Jonuska, Mazeikiai1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Laurynas BIRUTIS
  Zalgiris.
  (213-C/F-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Birutis, Zalgiris.2.1 
 2. Labutis, KTU1.5 
 3. Pukelis, Silute1.2 
 4. Green, Palanga1.1 
 5. Udras, Suduva-M.1.0 
 6. Pikalavicius, Petroche.0.9 
 7. Kubilius, Nafta-Uni.0.9 
 8. Massalski, Perla.0.8 
 9. Kieza, Suduva-M.0.8 
 10. Masiulis, Zalgiris.0.8 


Neptunas waive Johnson - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) waived 28-year old American (has also Jamaican passport) forward Omari Johnson (206-104kg-89, college: Oregon State). In 12 LKL games he recorded 8.1ppg and 4.8rpg this season. He played 11 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged 8.3ppg and 5.6rpg.
Johnson ended the last season at the Trail Blazers in NBA. But the most of that year he spent at another team Maine Red Claws in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. In 52 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4apg. Johnson helped them to win the D-League Atlantic Division title (twice). A very spectacular season in his career as he was voted to D-League All-Star Game 3-Point Shootout.
In 2012 (a year after he left the college) Johnson was drafted by Canton Charge (D-League) in fifth round (74th overall).
The former Oregon State staris in his sixth season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he was voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada 1st Team back in 2013.
Johnson has played previously professionally in Spain (Blancos de Rueda) and Canada (The Storm and Power).

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (ex AV Cantu) signs at Lietuvos rytas - by Eurobasket News

Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius (LKL) landed experienced 57-year old Lithuanian coach Rimas Kurtinaitis (agency: Alti Sport). He worked at AV Cantu in Italian Serie A. The last season Kurtinaitis coached at BC Khimky Moscow Region (VTB) in Russian league.
Among other achievements he coached in the final of VTB United League in 2015. Kurtinaitis received also Eurobasket.com All-VTB League Coach of the Year award back in 2014.
He was coaching Lithuanian Senior National Team between 2007 and 2008 and coached also U20 National Team in 2006.
Kurtinaitis is a very experienced player. He has coached also professionally in Australia, Azerbaijan (Gala-Atena), France, Germany, Latvia, Poland and Spain.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Neptunas cut Larry Drew II - by Eurobasket News

Neptunas Klaipeda (LKL) cut 27-year old American point guard Larry Drew II (188-82kg-90, college: UCLA). In 21 LKL games he averaged 8.2ppg, 3.0rpg, 5.6apg and 1.0spg this season. He played 14 games in Basketball Champions League where he had 9.2ppg, 2.4rpg, 5.3apg and 1.0spg.
The previous (13-14) season Drew II played at another team Sioux Falls Skyforce in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he was exposed to basketball on different levels. In 46 games he recorded 11.0ppg, 3.3rpg, 6.7apg and 1.6spg. Drew II helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Among other achievements he won D-League championship title in 2016. Drew II received also All-Pac12 1st Team award back in 2013 at his college time.
Drew II has played previously professionally in France (Monaco) and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat and Phi.76ers).
He attended Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Amara Sy selected the top Malian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Amara Sy
Amara Sy
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international forward Amara Sy (202-81, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France). He managed to help AS Monaco Basket to win against the 12th-ranked Le Portel (7-11) crushing them 81-57 in the French ProA last Saturday. Sy scored only 3 points and added 5 passes. AS Monaco Basket (16-2) is placed first in the ProA. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. This season Sy averages: 7.7ppg, 3.7rpg, 1.4apg, 2FGP: 60.5%(52-86), 3FGP: 17.6% and FT: 72.2%. He has a dual citizenship: Mali and French. Sy played for the Mali senior national team six years ago.

Sourata Cisse
Sourata Cisse
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Sourata Cisse (196-86, currently plays in France). He was the major contributor in a Orchesien BC's victory against the 11th-ranked Vitre (10-12) 78-73 in the French NM1 (third division) on Saturday night. Cisse scored 16 points,