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  ABA LEAGUE  


Standings

Adriatic League Standings
 1 Crvena Zvezda 20-1 
 2 Partizan 16-5 
 3 Buducnost 16-6 
 4 Cedevita 15-6 
 5 Cibona 11-10 
 6 Igokea 10-11 
 7 FMP 9-13 
 8 Karpos Sokoli 9-13 
 9 Un.Olimpija 9-13 
 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. 11: Buducnost - Karpos Sokoli 95-61
Feb. 11: FMP - Un.Olimpija 89-79
Feb. 10: Zadar - Mornar Bar 80-62
Feb. 12: MZT Skopje - Krka
Feb. 12: Mega Leks - Igokea
Feb. 12: Cedevita - Partizan
Feb. 12: Crvena Zvezda - Cibona


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.Olimpija16.0 
 6. Hatcher, Partizan15.4 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.0 
 8. Labovic, Karpos S.15.0 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
 10. Covic, FMP14.8 
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.Olimpija7.6 
 5. Klassen, Buducnost7.3 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita7.2 
 7. Bolden, FMP7.1 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.0 
 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, FMP6.5 
 4. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.5 
 5. Williams, Buducnost6.4 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.2 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.9 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 9. Diabate, MZT S.4.6 
 10. Babic, Cedevita4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jakov VLADOVIC
  Zadar
  (187-PG-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Vladovic, Zadar1.9 
 2. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.8 
 3. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 4. Perry, Karpos S.1.7 
 5. Kaba, Mega Leks1.7 
 6. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 7. Reynolds, Cibona1.6 
 8. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 9. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.5 
 10. Oliver, Un.Olimpija1.5 
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. Davidovac, FMP1.1 
 10. Bolden, FMP1.0 



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  ARGENTINA  

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 15-10 
 3. Platense 12-10 
 4. Rocamora 11-11 
 5. Temperley 11-12 
 6. Gimnasia LP 7-18 
 7. La Union 5-19 
North
 1. Hindu 20-4 
 2. Comunicaciones 18-6 
 3. Villa Angela 14-9 
 4. Villa San Martin 9-16 
 5. Salta Basket 8-13 
 6. Obera TC 7-16 
 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 13-13 
 6. Petr.Argentino 8-15 

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 9: Union SF - SP Las Parejas 91-65
Feb. 11: Gimnasia LP - La Union 89-75
Feb. 11: Obera TC - Hindu 86-75
Feb. 8: Gimnasia LP - Petr.Argentino 84-78
Feb. 9: Olimpo BB - Parque Sur 82-69
Feb. 11: Atenas Carmen - Parque Sur 81-67
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. 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. Graham, Temperley9.2 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.2 
 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 .4.3 
 9. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
 10. Iglesias, Olimpo B.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. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 4. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.3 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.2 
 6. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 7. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 8. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. McCullough, Alianza .0.9 


Standings - Liga B

TFB Standings
Bonaerense
 1. Chivilcoy Racing 11-4 
 2. Belgrano SN 10-4 
 3. Sarmiento 9-5 
 4. Villa Mitre BB 9-7 
 5. Sportivo E. 6-7 
 6. Argentino PRG 5-10 
 7. Atletico Pilar 4-10 
 8. U.Mar del Plata 4-12 
Centro
 1. Ameghino 13-3 
 2. Atletico Tostado 11-6 
 3. Deportivo Norte A. 10-4 
 4. Union Sunch. 10-5 
 5. Central SJ 7-8 
 6. Independ. Oliva 7-9 
 7. H.San Javier 6-9 
 8. San Justino 4-11 
 9. Olimpico Ceres 4-11 
Mesopotamia
 1. Gualeguay 10-5 
 2. C.Entrerriano 9-5 
 3. Union Goya 9-7 
 4. Atletico Tala 7-7 
 5. Regatas U. 7-8 
 6. Penarol 7-8 
 7. Ferrocarril C. 6-9 
 8. Capuchinos 5-8 
 9. Saladas 5-8 
Metropolitana
 1. River Plate 12-4 
 2. P.Echague 12-5 
 3. Ramos Mejia 12-5 
 4. H.San Justo 11-6 
 5. Union Vecinal 8-8 
 6. RC Avellaneda 8-9 
 7. Lanus 6-8 
 8. Villa Mitre CF 6-11 
 9. Estudiantil 4-13 
 10. Estudiantes LP 2-15 
Noa
 1. Talleres TV 15-0 
 2. San Martin LR 10-4 
 3. Amancay LR 9-5 
 4. N.Avellaneda Tuc. 8-8 
 5. Olimpia Catam. 7-8 
 6. Union Oran 6-9 
 7. Hindu BBC 4-11 
 8. Rio Grande 0-14 
Oeste
 1. C.Espanol P. 12-3 
 2. Perfora 11-3 
 3. Rivadavia M. 11-5 
 4. M.Junin 5-11 
 5. Independ.N. 4-9 
 6. Anzorena 1-15 

Regular Season: Round 15

Bonaerense

Feb. 10: Chivilcoy Racing - Argentino PRG 80-73
Feb. 10: U.Mar del Plata - Sarmiento 77-83
Feb. 10: Sportivo E. - Atletico Pilar 32-46

Centro

Feb. 9: H.San Javier - Deportivo Norte A. 92-82
Feb. 10: Ameghino - San Justino 88-72
Feb. 10: Central SJ - Atletico Tostado 74-58
Feb. 10: Olimpico Ceres - Independ. Oliva 64-66
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 98-79
Feb. 10: Gualeguay - Regatas U. 73-81
Feb. 10: Union Goya - Ferrocarril C. 70-56
Feb. 10: Penarol - C.Entrerriano 64-54
Feb. 12: C.Entrerriano - Capuchinos
Feb. 12: Atletico Tala - Gualeguay
Feb. 12: Saladas - Ferrocarril C.

Metropolitana

Feb. 10: Villa Mitre BB - Estudiantes LP 84-70
Feb. 10: RC Avellaneda - Lanus 83-94
Feb. 10: Ramos Mejia - Union Vecinal 81-62
Feb. 10: Villa Mitre CF - P.Echague 75-72
Feb. 10: River Plate - Estudiantil 74-66

Noa

Feb. 10: N.Avellaneda Tuc. - Talleres TV 63-68
Feb. 10: Hindu BBC - Olimpia Catam. 56-66
Feb. 12: Rio Grande - Union Oran

Oeste

Feb. 10: Independ.N. - M.Junin 82-59
Feb. 10: C.Espanol P. - Rivadavia M. 59-56
Feb. 12: Independ.N. - Rivadavia M.
Feb. 12: Perfora - M.Junin


Trevante Drye (ex Sayago) signs at Union de Santa Fe - by Eurobasket News

Union de Santa Fe (TNA) landed 24-year old American forward Trevante Drye (200-102kg-93, college: Tulane). He played recently at Sayago in Uruguayan LUB league. In 22 games he averaged impressive 19.6ppg, 11.6rpg, 2.0apg and 1.6spg this season. Drye also spent pre-season at Union Atletica (LUB) in Uruguayan league earlier that year.
He has played previously professionally also in Finland (Oulun NMKY).
Drye attended Tulane University until 2015 and it is his second season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @anibalpawlik)

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LigaA Round 32: Instituto defeat leader San Martin Corrientes - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with defeat of the leader, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked San Martin Corrientes (23-9) in Cordoba on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Instituto (21-12) 85-83. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. Italian Pablo Bertone (193-90, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds for San Martin Corrientes. Instituto have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 21-12 record having just one point less than leader San Lorenzo. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. Instituto are looking forward to face Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against Hispano Am. (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Fourth-ranked GECR Indalo (15-16) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked San Lorenzo (23-7) in Comodoro R.. The visitors from Almagra managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected easier game. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Santiago Scala (186-91) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and Jerome Meyinsse who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds. San Lorenzo have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 23-7 record. GECR Indalo at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with Libertad S.. San Lorenzo will play against league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Obras Basket in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Obras Basket (#5) and Ferrocarril (#2). Obras Basket (16-16) smashed visiting Ferrocarril (20-11) by 22 points 83-61. The winners were led by Pedro Barral who scored that evening 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by Arn Lucas did not help to save the game for Ferrocarril. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras Basket moved-up to fourth place. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Obras Basket will meet at home GECR Indalo (#5) in the next round. Ferrocarril will play against GECR Indalo and hope to secure a win.
An interesting game for Estudiantes C. (22-11) which played road game in Buenos Aires against second-ranked Ferrocarril (20-11). Second ranked Estudiantes C. managed to get a 9-point victory 76-67. The best player for the winners was Dar Tucker who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Estudiantes C. have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-11 record behind leader San Lorenzo which they share with defeated Ferrocarril. Ferrocarril at the other side keeps the second place with 11 games lost. Estudiantes C.'s next round opponent will be league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ferrocarril will play at home against GECR Indalo and hope to win that game.
LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (23-9) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (15-16) 80-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. Lucas Faggiano orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. San Martin Corrientes maintains first position with 23-9 record. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the fifth place with 16 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Echague (#10) in Parana and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 32: Argentino was smashed by Quimsa on the road 78-56. Quilmes MP won against Hispano Am. on its own court 100-83. Estudiantes C. managed to outperform Boca Jrs in Concordia 74-69. Libertad S. rolled over La Union at home 84-62. Argentino was defeated by Olimpico LB on the opponent's court 76-71. Penarol was beaten by Hispano Am. in a home game 76-81.
The most impressive performance of 32th round was 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists by Jose Vildoza of Libertad S..

Libertad S. - San Martin C. 72-80

LigaA top team - San Martin Corrientes (23-9) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales (15-16) 80-72. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Libertad Sunchales. The guests were tied at the half but managed to speed up in last two quarters eventually winning the game. San Martin Corrientes had a 28-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. Point guard Lucas Faggiano (189-89, college: LIU Brooklyn) orchestrated the victory by scoring 13 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. International Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. Four San Martin Corrientes players scored in double figures. International point guard Jose Vildoza (190-96) replied with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists and international point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) added 19 points in the effort for Libertad Sunchales. San Martin Corrientes maintains first position with 23-9 record. Loser Libertad Sunchales dropped to the fifth place with 16 games lost. San Martin Corrientes will face Hispano Am. (#9) in Rio Gallegos in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Libertad Sunchales will play on the road against Echague (#10) in Parana and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Libertad S.: J.Vildoza 19+5reb+4ast, J.Brussino 19+2ast, J.Massey 14+3reb, L.Goldenberg 9+2reb+1ast, A.Alloatti 4+4reb, M.Saglietti 4+6reb+1ast
San Martin C.: L.Mainoldi 15+5reb+2ast, M.Lescano 14+3reb+3ast, L.Faggiano 13+7reb+4ast, J.Wood 12+4reb+5ast, D.Tintorelli 8+2reb, J.Pablo Cantero 8+2reb+4ast
gschID: 523522


GECR Indalo - San Lorenzo 77-79

Fourth-ranked GECR Indalo (15-16) used its home court advantage to challenge first ranked San Lorenzo (23-7) in Comodoro R.. The visitors from Almagra managed to secure only two-point victory 79-77. However their fans expected easier game. The guests started the game with a very strong first quarter 24-12. But GECR Indalo won second period 23-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded GECR Indalo 35-20 including 23 on the defensive glass. Worth to mention a great performance of the former international point guard Santiago Scala (186-91) who helped to win the game recording 12 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and American center Jerome Meyinsse (207-88, college: Virginia, agency: Stealth Sport) who added 13 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. Five San Lorenzo players scored in double figures. Dominican center Eloy Vargas (211-88, college: Kentucky, agency: Duran International) responded with 19 points and 6 rebounds and the former international point guard Nicolas De-los-Santos (180-88) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. San Lorenzo have an impressive five-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 23-7 record. GECR Indalo at the other side dropped to the fifth place with 16 games lost. They share the position with Libertad S.. San Lorenzo will play against league's second-placed Estudiantes C. in Concordia in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. GECR Indalo will play on the road against Obras Basket in Buenos Aires and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
GECR Indalo: E.Vargas 19+6reb+2ast, C.Schattmann 16+2reb+2ast, N.De los Santos 12+5reb+5ast, J.Machuca 10, D.Romero 9+3reb, M.Shaw 6+4reb
San Lorenzo: G.Fitch 19+2reb, M.Mata 15+4reb, J.Meyinsse 13+6reb+3ast, S.Scala 12+5reb+7ast, C.Matias Sandes 10+7reb+1ast, M.Calfani 8+7reb+1ast
gschID: 523520


Quimsa - Argentino 78-56

There was a small surprise when sixth ranked Quimsa (16-14) crushed 6th ranked Argentino (14-18) in Santiado Estero 78-56 on Thursday. The game was mostly controlled by Quimsa. Argentino was better in second period 18-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American players dominated the game. Forward Jazwin Cowan (203-83, college: Hampton, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 12 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Aaron Harper (203-81, college: Mississippi) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Cowan is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) replied with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 13 rebounds and guard Novar Gadson (201-89, college: Rider, agency: DTMones) added 9 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Argentino. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Quimsa have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 16-14 record which they share with defeated Argentino. Argentino lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 18 games lost. Quimsa will face higher ranked Instituto (#3) in Cordoba in the next round and it may be quite challenging game.
Top scorers:
Argentino: C.Crawford 10+13reb+1ast, E.Basabe 10+3reb+1ast, N.Gadson 9+6reb+2ast, M.Stibbins 7+6reb, M.Bolivar 6+1reb+1ast, F.Zarate 4+2reb
Quimsa: J.Cowan 20+12reb+2ast, A.Harper 15+4reb+2ast, C.Elliott 11+4reb+4ast, L.Gonzalez 9+3reb+2ast, N.Romano 7+8reb, T.Gallizzi 5+4reb+2ast
gschID: 523521


Quilmes MP - Hispano Am. 100-83

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Hispano Am.'s (9-23) road loss to eighth ranked Quilmes MP (14-19) in Mar del Plata 83-100 on Thursday. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 50-28 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Hispano Am. outrebounded Quilmes MP 32-20 including 25 on the defensive glass. International guard Luca Vildoza (190-95) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points. Enzo Ruiz (193-88, agency: DTMones) contributed with 24 points for the winners. American power forward Rashaun Freeman (206-84, college: Massachusetts) replied with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 12 rebounds and point guard Jonatan Treise (185-85) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Hispano Am.Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Hispano Am.'s coach Bernardo Murphy rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Quilmes MP moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Penarol. Newly promoted Hispano Am. keeps the ninth position with 23 games lost. Quilmes MP will face higher ranked Weber Bahia (#3) in Bahia Blanca in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Hispano Am. will play on the road against the league's leader San Martin Corrientes (#1) and will have a slim chance for a victory.
Top scorers:
Hispano Am.: L.O'Bannon 18+2reb+1ast, R.Freeman 16+12reb+1ast, M.Byro 15+3reb+3ast, K.Austin 12+5reb+1ast, J.Treise 12+4reb+5ast, M.Fierro 7+3reb+3ast
Quilmes MP: L.Vildoza 25+4reb+2ast, E.Ruiz 24+1reb+3ast, E.Flor 19+2reb+3ast, I.Clark 14+5reb+1ast, T.Robinson 10+4reb+1ast, B.Sansimoni 4+2ast
gschID: 523519


Boca Jrs - Estudiantes C. 69-74

Very predictable result when second ranked Estudiantes C. (22-11) won against 10th ranked Boca Juniors (8-24) in Buenos Aires 74-69 on Thursday. Boca Juniors was tied after three quarters but could not keep up in the last quarter eventually losing the game. Estudiantes C. made 27-of-31 free shots (87.1 percent) during the game, while Boca Juniors only scored nine points from the stripe. American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) orchestrated the victory by scoring 25 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Cuban center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports) contributed with 17 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Greek Fotios Lampropoulos (206-83) replied with 22 points and 8 rebounds and Lucas Gargallo (196-95) added 10 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Boca Juniors. Boca Juniors' coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Estudiantes C. have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-11 record behind leader San Lorenzo. Boca Juniors lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the tenth place with 24 games lost. Estudiantes C. will face league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Boca Juniors will play at home against the league's leader San Lorenzo (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Boca Jrs: F.Lampropoulos 22+8reb+1ast, L.Perez 12+2reb+5ast, L.Gargallo 10+8reb+1ast, C.Amicucci 9+6reb, N.Gianella 9+3reb+5ast, E.Vassirani 4+6reb
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 25+7reb+4ast, J.Justiz 17+7reb+1ast, F.Giorgi 12+3reb+1ast, S.Orresta 8+6reb+2ast, L.Vildoza 6+5reb+2ast, F.Malara 6+1reb
gschID: 523517


Obras Basket - Ferrocarril 83-61

Another interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Buenos Aires: Obras Basket (#5) and Ferrocarril (#2). Obras Basket (16-16) smashed visiting Ferrocarril (20-11) by 22 points 83-61. The hosts trailed by 1 point after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 11-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-61. Obras Basket dominated on the defensive end, holding Ferrocarril to just 7 points in third quarter. The winners were led by point guard Pedro Barral (186-94) who scored that evening 12 points, 5 rebounds and 9 assists and Tomas Zanzottera (192-93) supported him with 19 points. Five Obras Basket players scored in double figures. Even 14 points and 5 rebounds by Arn Lucas (197-89) did not help to save the game for Ferrocarril. Center Jose Ignacio Alessio (203-87) added 14 points and 5 rebounds for the guests. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Obras Basket moved-up to fourth place. Loser Ferrocarril keeps the second position with 11 games lost. Obras Basket will meet at home GECR Indalo (#5) in the next round. Ferrocarril will play against GECR Indalo and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: A.Lucas 14+5reb, J.Ignacio Alessio 14+5reb, J.Maldonado 8+4reb+3ast, A.Calvo 7+5reb, A.Feeley 6+2reb+1ast, M.Cuello 6+2reb
Obras Basket: T.Zanzottera 19+4reb+1ast, M.Bortolin 12+2reb+2ast, P.Barral 12+5reb+9ast, F.Mariani 10+4ast, S.Haanpaa 10+1reb+1ast, J.Richard 6+6reb
gschID: 523518


Instituto - San Martin C. 85-83

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked San Martin Corrientes (23-9) in Cordoba on Wednesday night. Visitors were edged by third ranked Instituto (21-12) 85-83. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 25-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. American center Sam Clancy (202-80, college: USC, agency: DTMones) orchestrated the victory with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds. Italian Pablo Bertone (193-90, college: Florida Atlantic, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) contributed with 20 points for the winners. American power forward Jeremiah Wood (200-85, agency: Inception Sports) replied with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and international Leonardo Mainoldi (203-85) added 13 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for San Martin Corrientes. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Instituto have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain third position with 21-12 record having just one point less than leader San Lorenzo. San Martin Corrientes at the other side still keeps top place with nine games lost. Instituto are looking forward to face Quimsa (#6) in Santiado Estero in the next round. San Martin Corrientes will play at home against Hispano Am. (#9) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
San Martin C.: J.Wood 20+10reb+2ast, J.Pablo Cantero 15+2reb+5ast, L.Faggiano 13+2reb+4ast, L.Mainoldi 13+8reb+1ast, F.Aguerre 9+4reb+3ast, M.Lescano 7+3reb+4ast
Instituto: P.Bertone 20+2reb+2ast, S.Clancy 16+15reb+1ast, R.Green 13+5reb, J.DeGroat 11+3reb+1ast, D.Ciorciari 9+2reb+1ast, G.Whelan 6+1reb+7ast
gschID: 523515


Libertad S. - La Union 84-62

Everything could happen at the game between two tied teams. Both seventh ranked Libertad Sunchales and 8th ranked La Union had identical 14-16 record. This time Libertad Sunchales used a home court advantage and outscored the opponent from Formosa 84-62 on Wednesday night. American-FYR Macedonian forward Jeremiah Massey (202-82, college: Kansas St., agency: Diamond Sports) orchestrated the victory by scoring 23 points and 6 rebounds. International point guard Juan Brussino (185-91) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists for the winners. American-Jamaican center Torin Francis (210-83, college: Notre Dame) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field) and Venezuelan swingman Jose Vargas (195-82, agency: Pro Sports) added 13 points in the effort for La Union. Libertad Sunchales have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with GECR Indalo. Loser La Union keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Libertad Sunchales will face Echague (#10) in Parana in the next round where they are favorite. La Union will play on the road against Olimpico de La Banda and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
La Union: T.Francis 21+11reb, J.Vargas 13+4reb+1ast, A.Konsztadt 11+2ast, A.Elsener 6+6reb+1ast, E.Gamboa 6+1reb+6ast, F.Pinero 3+3reb+3ast
Libertad S.: J.Massey 23+6reb+3ast, J.Brussino 16+4reb+5ast, M.Saglietti 10+2reb+1ast, J.Vildoza 9+4reb+4ast, A.Alloatti 8+4reb, F.Vieta 5+1reb+1ast
gschID: 523516


Olimpico LB - Argentino 76-71

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fifth ranked Olimpico de La Banda's (17-14) home victory over 6th ranked Argentino (14-18) 76-71 on Tuesday. The hosts trailed by 8 points after three quarters before their 22-9 charge, which allowed them to win the game. The former international point guard Maximiliano Stanic (178-78, agency: Players Group) orchestrated the victory by scoring 16 points and 7 assists. The former international swingman Adrian Boccia (195-82) contributed with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Olimpico de La Banda players scored in double figures. American power forward Chaz Crawford (207-84, college: Drexel, agency: DTMones) replied with 7 points and 19 rebounds and Mateo Bolivar (187-92) added 16 points in the effort for Argentino. Olimpico de La Banda have a solid four-game winning streak. They maintain fifth position with 17-14 record. Argentino lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with 18 games lost. Olimpico de La Banda will face La Union (#8) in Formosa in the next round.
Top scorers:
Argentino: M.Bolivar 16+4reb+3ast, N.Gadson 16+4reb+2ast, F.Zarate 12+2reb+1ast, M.Stibbins 9+4reb+1ast, C.Crawford 7+19reb+2ast, L.Cequeira 6+3reb+3ast
Olimpico LB: M.Stanic 16+2reb+7ast, D.Guaita 14+3reb, F.Van Lacke 13+6reb+5ast, A.Boccia 12+8reb+4ast, J.Williams 11+9reb, M.Cosolito 6+2reb
gschID: 523514


Penarol - Hispano Am. 76-81

There was a minor upset when 7th ranked Penarol (14-19) lost to ninth ranked Hispano Am. (9-23) in Mar del Plata 76-81 on Tuesday. The guests trailed by 6 points after three quarters before their 26-15 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Hispano Am. made 28-of-35 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Penarol was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Forward Mariano Fierro (200-86) orchestrated the victory by scoring 18 points and 8 rebounds. The former international swingman Mariano Byro (194-82) contributed with 15 points for the winners. The former international forward Franco Giorgetti (201-92) replied with 18 points and American guard Rob Reed (185-90, college: Concord) added 12 points and 5 assists in the effort for Penarol. Four Penarol players scored in double figures. Penarol's coach Marcelo Richotti rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Hispano Am. maintains ninth position with 9-23 record. Penarol lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh place with 19 games lost. Hispano Am. will face league's leader San Martin Corrientes on the road in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game.
Top scorers:
Penarol: F.Giorgetti 18+3reb+2ast, R.Reed 12+2reb+5ast, A.Diez 11+5reb+1ast, R.Booker 10+4reb+2ast, R.Acuna 8+6reb+3ast, J.Manuel Torres 7+7reb+1ast
Hispano Am.: M.Fierro 18+8reb+2ast, M.Byro 15+3reb+3ast, L.O'Bannon 14+3reb+1ast, R.Freeman 10+5reb, J.Treise 9+1reb+7ast, K.Austin 7+9reb
gschID: 523513


Ferrocarril - Estudiantes C. 67-76

An interesting game for Estudiantes C. (22-11) which played road game in Buenos Aires against second-ranked Ferrocarril (20-11). Second ranked Estudiantes C. managed to get a 9-point victory 76-67. The guests took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Ferrocarril won third quarter 25-18. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The best player for the winners was American-Jordanian Dar Tucker (193-88, college: De Paul) who had a double-double by scoring 28 points and 12 rebounds. Point guard Sebastian Orresta (188-93) chipped in 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. American-Puerto Rican Ramon Clemente (200-85, college: Wichita St.) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and international point guard Franco Balbi (185-89) added 16 points and 4 assists respectively for the hosts. Four Ferrocarril players scored in double figures. Estudiantes C. have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position with 22-11 record behind leader San Lorenzo which they share with defeated Ferrocarril. Ferrocarril at the other side keeps the second place with 11 games lost. Estudiantes C.'s next round opponent will be league's leader San Lorenzo in Almagra and it will be for sure the game of the week. Ferrocarril will play at home against GECR Indalo and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ferrocarril: F.Balbi 16+2reb+4ast, J.Ignacio Alessio 13+5reb+1ast, R.Clemente 11+10reb+2ast, J.Maldonado 10+6reb+2ast, M.Cuello 4+2reb+3ast, A.Feeley 4+4reb
Estudiantes C.: D.Tucker 28+12reb+2ast, J.Justiz 13+5reb, F.Giorgi 11+3reb+4ast, P.Calderon 8+3reb+1ast, S.Orresta 8+8reb+4ast, J.Slider 8+5reb+2ast
gschID: 523512





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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 4-8 
 5 Saigon H. 3-6 
 6 KL Dragons 2-8 

Regular Season: Round 9

Feb. 11: Saigon H. - Kaohsiung 85-76
Feb. 10: KL Dragons - Singapore S. 110-113
Feb. 12: Singapore S. - Alab Pilipinas
Feb. 12: Hong Kong ELL - KL Dragons



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  AUSTRALIA  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
 1. 36ers 17-11 
 2. Taipans 15-13 
 3. Hawks 15-13 
 4. Wildcats 14-13 
 5. Breakers 14-14 
 6. United 13-14 
 7. Kings 13-15 
 8. Bullets 10-18 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 11: 36ers - Taipans 89-98
Feb. 9: Taipans - 36ers 89-85
Feb. 10: Breakers - United 88-70
Feb. 11: Hawks - Bullets 106-79
Feb. 10: Wildcats - Kings 101-74
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, 36ers21.0 
 4. Prather, Wildcats19.0 
 5. Dillard, Breakers18.1 
 6. Newley, Kings17.6 
 7. Penney, Breakers17.3 
 8. Clarke, Hawks17.3 
 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, Bullets8.0 
 3. Ogilvy, Hawks7.5 
 4. Johnson, 36ers7.3 
 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, 36ers5.3 
 4. Dillard, Breakers4.8 
 5. Ware, United4.4 
 6. Stockton, Breakers4.2 
 7. Newley, Kings4.1 
 8. Sobey, 36ers4.1 
 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. Newley, Kings1.2 
 10. Ware, United1.2 
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. Jervis, Bullets0.8 
 7. Powell, Kings0.8 
 8. Jacobsen, 36ers0.7 
 9. Carter, Breakers0.7 
 10. Wesley, United0.7 


AEK Athens could sign Brad Newley - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens (A1) is about to agree terms with 32-year old Australian international swingman Brad Newley (199-93kg-85, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays at Sydney Kings in Australia. In 23 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Newley played at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 35 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals. Newley also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Newley was selected to Lithuanian League All-Star Game back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. Newley has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He also represented Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championships two years ago. Newley's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 2 games: 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg.
Newley is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Newley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Turkey (Besiktas), Spain (Valencia Basket), Greece (Panionios and Panellinios), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Australia (Townsville Crocodiles, Australian Institute Sport and Forestville Eagles).
On Newley: (by Matias Muzio for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Wing with a good feel for the game and great intangables ... Good shooter with range out to 3 point ... Has a winning attitude, a leader ... Smart without the ball, moves well to get himself open ... Knows how to create his own shot ... When he's not shooting well, he finds ways to contribute with defense and hustle plays: a defensive rebound, an assist, draw a charge ... Very solid player ... Has good court vision ..
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Kevin Davis (ex Joondalup Wolves) is a newcomer at Palanga - by Eurobasket News

Naglis Palangos (NKL) strengthened their roster with addition of 26-year old American center Kevin Davis (206-102kg-91, college: Cent.Washington). He played last summer at Joondalup Wolves in Australian SBL. In 29 games he recorded very impressive stats: 21.4ppg, 11.3rpg, 2.3apg, 1.6spg and 1.6bpg. Davis helped them to make it to the final after they ended regular season as second best team. Great season indeed as he was voted to Australian SBL All-Star Game.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won Australian SBL championship title in 2015. Davis was also voted Australiabasket.com All-Australian SBL Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He graduated from Central Washington University in 2014 and it is his third season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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AEK Athens close to sign Brad Newley - by Eurobasket News

AEK Athens (A1) is about to agree terms with 32-year old Australian international swingman Brad Newley (199-93kg-85, agency: BeoBasket) who currently plays at Sydney Kings in Australia. In 23 NBL games he had very impressive stats: 17.6ppg, 5.0rpg, 4.1apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Newley played at Gran Canaria in Spanish Liga Endesa where in 35 games he recorded 8.0ppg, 2.6rpg and 1.5apg. He helped them to make it to the final and Supercup semifinals. Newley also played 22 games in Eurocup where he averaged 8.5ppg, 3.0rpg and 1.3apg.
In 2007 he was drafted by Houston Rockets (NBA) in second round (54th overall).
Newley was selected to Lithuanian League All-Star Game back in 2011.
He has been also a member of Australian international program for some years. Newley has regularly played for Australian senior team since 2006 and previously for U21 National Team between 2004 and 2005.
He also represented Australia at the FIBA Oceania Championships two years ago. Newley's team won Gold and his stats at that event were 2 games: 4.0ppg, 3.0rpg.
Newley is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in five different countries. Newley tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Australia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally also in Turkey (Besiktas), Spain (Valencia Basket), Greece (Panionios and Panellinios), Lithuania (Lietuvos rytas) and Australia (Townsville Crocodiles, Australian Institute Sport and Forestville Eagles).
On Newley: (by Matias Muzio for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Wing with a good feel for the game and great intangables ... Good shooter with range out to 3 point ... Has a winning attitude, a leader ... Smart without the ball, moves well to get himself open ... Knows how to create his own shot ... When he's not shooting well, he finds ways to contribute with defense and hustle plays: a defensive rebound, an assist, draw a charge ... Very solid player ... Has good court vision ..
.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  AUSTRIA  

Standings - 2.Bundesliga

2.Bundesliga Standings
 1. Mustangs 12-2 
 2. Rocks 10-3 
 3. Lions 10-4 
 4. Dragons 9-4 
 5. Raiders 8-5 
 6. Timberwolves 7-7 
 7. KOS 6-7 
 8. BBU S. 6-8 
 9. Flames 4-9 
 10. Warriors 3-11 
 11. Piraten 0-15 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 11: Piraten - Warriors 55-81
Feb. 12: Mustangs - BBU S.
Feb. 12: Raiders - Dragons
Feb. 12: Timberwolves - Rocks
Feb. 12: Flames - KOS



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  AZERBAIJAN  

D1 Standings

D1 Standings
 1. Dervish 9-2 
 2. NTD 8-1 
 3. 80-ies 6-3 
 4. NTD U16 3-3 
 5. Veterans 3-7 
 6. AzDNSU 3-8 
 7. Araz 1-9 

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 11: NTD - Dervish 82-63
Feb. 11: Veterans - AzDNSU 78-81


D1 Round 12: #1 Dervish is defeated by NTD - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Dervish (9-2) on the court of second ranked NTD on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by NTD 82-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dervish. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. NTD (8-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Dervish. Dervish at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost.
Important game to mention about took place in Baku. Sixth ranked AzDNSU (3-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Veterans (3-7) 81-78 on Saturday evening. Newly promoted AzDNSU maintains sixth position with 3-8 record. Veterans lost fifth consecutive game. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the fifth place with seven games lost.

Veterans - AzDNSU 78-81

Important game to mention about took place in Baku. Sixth ranked AzDNSU (3-8) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 5th ranked Veterans (3-7) 81-78 on Saturday evening. Newly promoted AzDNSU maintains sixth position with 3-8 record. Veterans lost fifth consecutive game. Veterans at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keep the fifth place with seven games lost.
gschID: 535591


NTD - Dervish 82-63

The most crucial game of the last round was a loss of top-ranked Dervish (9-2) on the court of second ranked NTD on Saturday night. Visitors were rolled over by NTD 82-63. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Dervish. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. NTD (8-1) have an impressive six-game winning streak. They maintain second position behind leader Dervish. Dervish at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost.
gschID: 535592





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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


NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators24.3 
 3. Sylvestre, Bahamas .23.0 
 4. Smith, Bahamas .22.9 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.8 
 6. Bain, Giants19.6 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.5 
 8. Ferguson, Pros17.9 
 9. Woodside, Cleaners17.9 
 10. Leadon, Pros15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bain, Regulators14.1 
 2. Farrington, Rockets12.3 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.1 
 4. Munnings, Cybots11.8 
 5. Francis, Pros11.5 
 6. Sylvestre, Bahamas .10.9 
 7. Williams, Rebels10.5 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers10.2 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ramon DAMES
  Bahamas .
  (-G-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dames, Bahamas .6.8 
 2. Williams, Rebels6.1 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Wright, Pirates4.4 
 5. Mackey, Regulators4.3 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Bain, Regulators4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Bain, Giants4.0 
Steals Per Game
 Mekel ROLLE
  Rebels
  (--)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Rolle, Rebels3.7 
 2. Rolle, Pros2.9 
 3. Humes, Cleaners2.5 
 4. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .2.0 
 6. Leadon, Pros1.8 
 7. Williams, Rebels1.6 
 8. Dames, Bahamas .1.6 
 9. Miller, Pros1.5 
 10. Wright, Pirates1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.1 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.1 
 3. Farrington, Rockets1.8 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.7 
 5. Williams, Rebels1.7 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 8. Francis, Pros1.2 
 9. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 
 10. Atkins, Cybots1.0 


NPBA Round 13: Giants keep a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Giants as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Giants smashed 12th ranked Rebels at home 95-64. Giants forced 22 Rebels turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Gibran Smith stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international Michael Bain chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Giants' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Theo Ferguson responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Regulators. Rebels lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Rebels will play next round against the Bahamas trying to get back on the winning streak. Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Ninth-ranked Pros (2-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Cybots (9-5). Cybots managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Center Livingston Munnings nailed 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side and Lerecus Arbrister accounted for 14 points. Cybots' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Derrick Ferguson came up with 26 points for Pros in the defeat. Cybots have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shockers. Pros lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Cybots' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .

There were no shocking results in the rest of the games of round 13: Pros lost to Shockers on the opponent's court 65-78. Cleaners unfortunately lost to Pirates in a home game 76-86. Bottom-ranked Rebels recorded a loss to Pirates on the road 89-93. Shockers were defeated by Cybots on its own court 78-83.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 14 points and 15 rebounds by Ishad Cornish of Shockers.

Cybots - Pros 85-84

Ninth-ranked Pros (2-9) gave a tough game to fifth ranked Cybots (9-5). Cybots managed to secure only one-point victory 85-84. However their fans expected much easier game. Cybots forced 27 Pros turnovers. They brought some defensive toughness making 7 blocks. Pros were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Center Livingston Munnings nailed 25 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks for the winning side and Lerecus Arbrister accounted for 14 points. Cybots' coach allowed to play the deep bench players in such tough game. Derrick Ferguson came up with 26 points and Lance Rolle added 15 points and 10 rebounds respectively for Pros in the defeat. Four Pros players scored in double figures. Cybots have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Shockers. Pros lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Cybots' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
Top scorers:
Pros: D.Ferguson 26+3reb+2ast, L.Rolle 15+10reb+1ast, J.Wilson 15+4reb+7ast, C.Francis 11+8reb+3ast, D.Burrows 7+3reb, K.Gray 6+8reb+4ast
Cybots: L.Munnings 25+8reb+1ast, L.Arbrister 14+3reb+2ast, C.Pinder 13+5reb, A.Miller 8+1reb+3ast, D.Duncombe 8+2reb+3ast, J.Hutchinson 6+6reb
gschID: 521184


Giants - Rebels 95-64

The game had a very big importance for second-ranked Giants as it allowed them to take a leadership position. Giants smashed 12th ranked Rebels at home 95-64. Giants forced 22 Rebels turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists. Gibran Smith stepped up and scored 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners and the former international Michael Bain chipped in 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Four Giants players scored in double figures. Giants' coach felt very confident that he used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. At the losing side Theo Ferguson responded with 22 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Rashard Williams (183, college: Fisk) scored 13 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists. As mentioned above they are at the top of the standings, which they share with Regulators. Rebels lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 11 games lost. Rebels will play next round against the Bahamas trying to get back on the winning streak. Giants will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game.
Top scorers:
Rebels: T.Ferguson 22+7reb, M.Rolle 15+5reb+4ast, R.Williams 13+6reb+9ast, A.Bullard 6+6reb+1ast, T.Stuart 4+1reb, A.Rolle 4+1reb
Giants: G.Smith 16+8reb, Q.Demeritte 16+2reb+4ast, M.Bain 11+6reb+6ast, G.Walkes 11+7reb+2ast, A.Ferguson 9+1reb+2ast, K.Pratt 8+1reb+1ast
gschID: 521183


Shockers - Pros 78-65

Very expected game when 9th ranked Pros (2-9) were defeated on the road by fourth ranked Shockers (9-5) 78-65. Pros were ahead by 1 point at the halftime before a 44-30 second half run of Shockers. They also forced 20 Pros turnovers and outrebounded them 60-41 including 22 on the offensive glass. Ishad Cornish nailed a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and Salathiel Dean accounted for 15 points. Shockers' coach let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Patrick Leadon came up with 7 points, 15 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and Sandy Rolle added 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 8 steals respectively for Pros in the defeat. Shockers moved-up to third place, which they share with Cybots. Pros lost seventh consecutive game. They keep the ninth position with nine games lost. Shockers' supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in to the arena .
Top scorers:
Pros: D.Ferguson 16+2reb+2ast, S.Rolle 14+6reb+4ast, S.Miller 12+2reb+2ast, P.Leadon 7+15reb+5ast, J.Wilson 6+2reb+4ast, D.Burrows 6+3reb
Shockers: S.Dean 15+4reb, I.Cornish 14+15reb, V.Johnson 12+2reb+3ast, K.Murphy 7+2reb+1ast, W.Rigby 7+8reb, F.Armbrister 7+2reb+4ast
gschID: 535578


Cleaners - Pirates 76-86

Rather predictable result when eighth ranked Pirates (6-8) defeated on the road 10th ranked Cleaners (1-8) 86-76. Cleaners were ahead by 2 points after three quarters before a 25-13 charge of Pirates, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 20 Cleaners turnovers and outrebounded them 56-44 including 24 on the offensive glass. American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) nailed a double-double by scoring 23 points, 18 rebounds and 8 assists for the winning side and Tevin Hudson accounted for 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Pirates players scored in double figures. Pirates' coach let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Herbert Knowles came up with 16 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals and Tamiko King added 17 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists respectively for Cleaners in the defeat. Pirates maintains eighth place with 6-8 record. Cleaners lost eighth consecutive game. They dropped to the eleventh position with eight games lost. Pirates will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Cleaners will play again against Pirates (#8) to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Cleaners: T.King 17+5reb+4ast, H.Knowles 16+6reb+6ast, R.Woodside 15+7reb+2ast, D.Evans 9+7reb, V.Morrison 7+5reb+2ast, S.Culmer 6+10reb
Pirates: D.Fernander 23+18reb+8ast, K.Wright 17+4reb+3ast, K.Dean 12+8reb, T.Hudson 12+11reb+4ast, M.Leon 9+2reb, M.Higgins 4+3reb
gschID: 521181


Pirates - Rebels 93-89

Not a big story in a game when 12th ranked Rebels (1-11) were defeated on the road by eighth ranked Pirates (6-8) 93-89. However just four-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Rebels were plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American Domonique Fernander (, college: Hobart) nailed a double-double by scoring 25 points and 16 rebounds for the winning side and guard Kronoff Dean (173) accounted for 23 points and 5 assists. Pirates' coach used an eleven-player rotation in such tough game. Point guard Rashard Williams (183, college: Fisk) came up with 26 points, 6 assists and 4 steals and American guard Craig Buchanan (193, college: Florida Atlantic) added 18 points and 7 rebounds respectively for Rebels in the defeat. Four Rebels players scored in double figures. Pirates maintains eighth place with 6-8 record. Rebels lost fourth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Pirates will play against Cleaners (#11) in the next round. Rebels will play against the Bahamas to get more than just one victory in their record.
Top scorers:
Rebels: R.Williams 26+4reb+6ast, C.Buchanan 18+7reb+2ast, A.Bullard 14+5reb, A.Rolle 11+2reb+1ast, A.Williams 8+10reb+1ast, T.Stuart 7+5reb
Pirates: D.Fernander 25+16reb+3ast, K.Dean 23+3reb+5ast, T.Hudson 14+4reb+1ast, J.Johnson 7+2reb, M.Leon 7+1reb+1ast, K.Wright 6+5reb+5ast
gschID: 521180


Shockers - Cybots 78-83

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when fifth ranked Cybots (9-5) beat on the road 4th placed Shockers (9-5) 83-78. Shockers were ahead by 11 points after three quarters before a 35-19 charge of Cybots, which allowed them to win the game. They also forced 19 Shockers turnovers. Center Livingston Munnings nailed a double-double by scoring 16 points and 15 rebounds for the winning side and guard Ernest Saunders (188, college: Cleveland St. CC) accounted for 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Four Cybots players scored in double figures. Salathiel Dean came up with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 13 rebounds and Jackson Dalmon added 8 points and 13 rebounds respectively for Shockers in the defeat. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Cybots have a solid series of four victories in a row. They moved-up to third place, which they share with defeated Shockers. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Shockers: S.Dean 22+13reb+2ast, F.Armbrister 15+4reb, W.Rigby 14+5reb+1ast, J.Dalmon 8+13reb+1ast, V.Johnson 6+1reb+2ast, A.Collie 6+3reb+3ast
Cybots: L.Munnings 16+15reb, E.Saunders 14+5reb+4ast, L.Arbrister 13+1reb+4ast, A.Miller 11+6reb+4ast, T.Brown 8+3reb+1ast, D.Duncombe 6+7reb+1ast
gschID: 521179





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Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
 1. Grodno-93 23-1 
 2. COR-Borisfen 20-2 
 3. Tsmoki II 15-7 
 4. Vitebsk 14-10 
 5. Impuls BGUIR 14-10 
 6. BSEU-GrandPrint 6-18 
 7. Prinemanye 5-19 
 8. Brest 4-18 
 9. GOCOR-Sozh 3-19 
Play in international cups:
 1. Tsmoki-Minsk

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 11: COR-Borisfen - Impuls BGUIR 82-90
Feb. 11: Vitebsk - Prinemanye 73-67
Feb. 11: GOCOR-Sozh - Grodno-93 67-96
Feb. 11: Tsmoki II - Brest 106-63

Regular Season: Round 27

Feb. 17: Vitebsk - Grodno-93
Feb. 17: GOCOR-Sozh - Tsmoki II
Feb. 17: Impuls BGUIR - Prinemanye
Feb. 17: Brest - COR-Borisfen


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. Aladko, Vitebsk17.6 
 6. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.17.4 
 7. Suvorov, Prineman.17.3 
 8. Roslikau, BSEU-Gr.16.8 
 9. Navoichyk, Prineman.15.4 
 10. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dmitriy DMITRUK
  Brest
  (198-F-81)
  Avg: 13
 1. Dmitruk, Brest13.0 
 2. Vashkevich, Vitebsk9.1 
 3. Liutych, Tsmoki II9.0 
 4. Zahar, Impuls B.8.9 
 5. Kozlovets, COR-Bori.8.5 
 6. Kopacev, GO.8.5 
 7. Ignatev, Impuls B.7.9 
 8. Sugonyako, COR-Bori.7.7 
 9. Chumakov, Prineman.7.6 
 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. Volodkin, Impuls B.4.4 
 7. Aladko, Vitebsk4.3 
 8. Vabischevich, BSEU-Gr.4.3 
 9. Korzh, Grodno-934.3 
 10. Sapegin, Vitebsk4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Tsimafei VIAROUKIN
  GO.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Viaroukin, GO.2.7 
 2. Lebedev, BSEU-Gr.2.5 
 3. Shustov, Impuls B.2.3 
 4. Suvorov, Prineman.2.2 
 5. Stavrovskiy, Tsmoki I.2.1 
 6. Chumakov, Grodn.2.1 
 7. Malkov, COR-Bori.1.9 
 8. Kamarunas, COR-Bori.1.9 
 9. Ovsepyan, Vitebsk1.9 
 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 


Premier League Round 25: COR-Borisfen beat Impuls BGUIR in the most crucial game of the week - by Eurobasket News

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mogilev. Second ranked COR-Borisfen faced 4th placed Impuls BGUIR. Host COR-Borisfen (20-1) defeated guests from Minsk (13-10) 82-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Impuls BGUIR. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. COR-Borisfen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International point guard Artem Malkov (185-88) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Alexander Kharkevich (186-86) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds for lost side. COR-Borisfen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Vitebsk. COR-Borisfen are again looking forward to face Impuls BGUIR (#5) in Minsk in the next round. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round.
Leader Grodno-93 delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (3-18) 96-60 in Gomel. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ivan Kaliayev contributed with 16 points and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds for GOCOR-Sozh. 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 seventh consecutive win for Grodno-93. They maintain first place with 22-1 record. GOCOR-Sozh lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Grodno to the arena .

In the last two games of round 25 Brest was defeated by Tsmoki II in Minsk 93-77. Vitebsk smashed Prinemanye at home 89-55.

Tsmoki II - Brest 93-77

There was no surprise in Minsk where 8th ranked Brest (4-17) was defeated by third ranked Tsmoki II (14-7) 93-77. The game was mostly controlled by Tsmoki II. Brest was better in second period 23-21. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Tsmoki II dominated down low during the game scoring 64 of its points in the paint compared to Brest's 36. Tsmoki II forced 24 Brest turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Maksim Liutych (200-97) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. Forward Timofey Porolev (202-97) contributed with 15 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Tsmoki II's coach Heorhi Kandrusevich used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Guard Sergey Moshko (185-90) answered with 14 points and 6 rebounds and swingman Pavel Moroz (193-88) added 15 points in the effort for Brest. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Tsmoki II maintains third place with 14-7 record having ten points less than leader Grodno-93. Newly promoted Brest keeps the eighth position with 17 games lost. Tsmoki II will again play against Brest (#8) at home in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Brest will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Brest: P.Moroz 15+4reb+2ast, K.Solyshko 14+5reb+1ast, S.Moshko 14+6reb+2ast, A.Shchurko 12+3reb+3ast, A.Stepura 8+4reb+1ast, R.Matusevich 7+5reb
Tsmoki II: T.Porolev 15+8reb+3ast, M.Liutych 15+15reb+2ast, A.Rogozenko 13+1reb+4ast, A.Stavrovskiy 13+2reb+4ast, V.Bliznyuk 9+3reb+2ast, I.Palanevich 7+1reb+1ast
gschID: 530015


Vitebsk - Prinemanye 89-55

No shocking result in a game when fifth ranked Vitebsk (13-10) smashed at home 7th ranked Prinemanye (5-18) 89-55. The game without a history. Vitebsk led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Prinemanye to just 7 points in second quarter. Vitebsk dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Prinemanyex''s 28 and had 31 for 44 from the free-throw line, while Prinemanyex' only scored nine points from the stripe. They outrebounded Prinemanyex' 48-31 including a 32-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. Prinemanyex' was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Ivan Aladko (193-95) who helped to win the game recording 23 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!). Russian center Marsel Ovsepyan (200-90) contributed with 8 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. Forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-93) answered with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds and guard Pavel Suvorov (185-95) added 8 points and 6 assists in the effort for Prinemanye. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Vitebsk moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Impuls BGUIR. Prinemanyex' lost their ninth game in a row. They keep the seventh position with 18 games lost. Vitebsk will again play against Prinemanyex' (#7) in Grodno in the next round. Prinemanye will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Prinemanyex': D.Chumakov 11+10reb+3ast, V.Svakel 11+1reb+1ast, P.Suvorov 8+3reb+6ast, A.Navoichyk 6+4reb+1ast, A.Vasilenko 6, R.Kutskevich 4+4reb
Vitebsk: I.Aladko 23+3reb+1ast, P.Kadol 15+3reb+2ast, A.Kachan 9+3reb+1ast, R.Pishcheyko 8+11reb, M.Ovsepyan 8+9reb+3ast, A.Pishchulenok 8+5reb
gschID: 530013


GOCOR-Sozh - Grodno-93 60-96

Leader Grodno-93 delivered the twenty second victory. This time they crushed 9th ranked GOCOR-Sozh (3-18) 96-60 in Gomel. The game without a history. Grodno-93 led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to GOCOR-Sozh's 26. They outrebounded GOCOR-Sozh 43-29 including a 35-20 advantage in defensive rebounds. Grodno-93 shot the lights out from three nailing 13 long-distance shots on high 56.5 percentage. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 11 passes made by GOCOR-Sozh's players. Worth to mention a great performance of power forward Victor Ilyukevich (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Ukrainian forward Ivan Kaliayev (200-87) contributed with 16 points and 5 assists (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) for the winners. Four Grodno-93 players scored in double figures. Point guard Tsimafei Viaroukin (186-93) answered with 22 points and 5 rebounds and swingman Evgeniy Rybkin (195-96) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for GOCOR-Sozh. 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 seventh consecutive win for Grodno-93. They maintain first place with 22-1 record. GOCOR-Sozh lost their third game in a row. They stay at the bottom position with 18 games lost. Grodno-93's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Grodno to the arena .
Top scorers:
GOCOR-Sozh: T.Viaroukin 22+5reb+1ast, E.Rybkin 10+5reb, E.Dudov 9+4reb+1ast, A.Kovalev 7+4reb, I.Scherba 4+2reb+6ast, A.Kharitonov 3+2reb
Grodno-93: I.Kaliayev 16+2reb+5ast, Y.Mishukov 15+4reb+2ast, A.Navoichyk 13+6reb+2ast, D.Kuzmin 12+1reb+4ast, V.Ilyukevich 10+11reb+3ast, V.Korzh 9+3reb+6ast
gschID: 530014


COR-Borisfen - Impuls BGUIR 82-69

An exciting game between Top Four teams was played in Mogilev. Second ranked COR-Borisfen faced 4th placed Impuls BGUIR. Host COR-Borisfen (20-1) defeated guests from Minsk (13-10) 82-69. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Impuls BGUIR. The hosts trailed by 3 points at the halftime before their 47-31 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. COR-Borisfen looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. International point guard Artem Malkov (185-88) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Alexander Kharkevich (186-86) chipped in 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists. Genadziy Zahar (200-92) produced a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds and the former international guard Maksim Shustov (188-86) added 18 points and 9 assists respectively for lost side. Four Impuls BGUIR players scored in double figures. COR-Borisfen have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They maintain second place with 20-1 record having 2 victories less than leader Grodno-93. Impuls BGUIR at the other side keeps the fourth position with ten games lost. They share it with Vitebsk. COR-Borisfen are again looking forward to face Impuls BGUIR (#5) in Minsk in the next round. Impuls BGUIR will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Impuls BGUIR: G.Zahar 18+13reb+1ast, M.Shustov 18+2reb+9ast, Y.Ignatev 15+11reb, Y.Kurapau 15+3reb+1ast, A.Matveev 3+6reb+2ast, A.Butkevich 0
COR-Borisfen: A.Malkov 21+10reb+4ast, M.Kozlovets 18+5reb, A.Kharkevich 15+7reb+7ast, A.Aheyenka 9+9reb+5ast, S.Tatur 7+3reb+2ast, A.Malysh 6+10reb+4ast
gschID: 530016





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Standings - Division I

Euromillions League Standings
 1. Oostende 15-4 
 2. Antwerp 12-7 
 3. Spirou 11-8 
 4. Brussels 10-9 
 5. Aalstar 10-10 
 6. Kangoeroes 9-10 
 7. Limburg United 9-10 
 8. Mons-Hainaut 8-11 
 9. Leuven 6-13 
 10. Liege 6-14 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Limburg United - Leuven 91-73
Feb. 11: Antwerp - Kangoeroes 83-88
Feb. 10: Aalstar - Brussels 82-90
Feb. 11: Oostende - Mons-Hainaut 82-66
Feb. 10: Spirou - Liege 80-74

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 15: Leuven - Oostende
Feb. 15: Brussels - Spirou
Feb. 15: Liege - Limburg United
Feb. 15: Kangoeroes - Aalstar
Feb. 15: Mons-Hainaut - Antwerp


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 Jason CLARK
  Antwerp
  (188-G-90)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Clark, Antwerp18.4 
 2. Bowman, Spirou16.7 
 3. Simpson, Liege16.2 
 4. Tofi, Aalstar16.2 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .15.7 
 6. Miller-M., Leuven15.5 
 7. Ware, Antwerp14.7 
 8. Samhan, Leuven14.5 
 9. Simmons, Brussels14.4 
 10. Billbury, Leuven14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ryan ANDERSON
  Antwerp
  (206-F-92)
  Avg: 7
 1. Anderson, Antwerp7.0 
 2. Amis, Aalstar6.9 
 3. Ware, Antwerp6.8 
 4. Simmons, Brussels6.7 
 5. Tuttle, Limburg .6.6 
 6. Samhan, Leuven6.6 
 7. Fields, Liege6.5 
 8. Ubel, Brussels6.2 
 9. Dowe, Brussels5.7 
 10. Mann, Mons-Hainaut5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Dusan DJORDJEVIC
  Ooste.
  (193-G-83)
  Avg: 5.4
 1. Djordjevic, Ooste.5.4 
 2. Channels, Kango.5.2 
 3. Miller-M., Leuven5.2 
 4. Loubry, Brussels5.1 
 5. Bosco, Mons-Hai.4.3 
 6. Anderson, Limburg .4.3 
 7. Clark, Antwerp4.1 
 8. Marnegrave, Spirou4.0 
 9. Tuttle, Limburg .3.9 
 10. Simpson, Liege3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Bryan DAVIS
  Spirou
  (206-C-86)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Davis, Spirou1.8 
 2. Miller-M., Leuven1.7 
 3. Bowman, Spirou1.5 
 4. Billbury, Leuven1.5 
 5. Swing, Limburg United1.4 
 6. Simpson, Liege1.4 
 7. Tuttle, Limburg .1.4 
 8. Gugino, Liege1.3 
 9. Channels, Kango.1.3 
 10. Bosco, Mons-Hai.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin TUMBA
  Spirou
  (205-C/F-91)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Tumba, Spirou2.5 
 2. Amis, Aalstar1.4 
 3. Fusek, Spirou1.0 
 4. Gugino, Liege1.0 
 5. Boukichou, Oostende1.0 
 6. Fields, Liege0.9 
 7. Bako, Leuven0.9 
 8. Radenovic, Spirou0.8 
 9. Blair, Aalstar0.7 
 10. Ubel, Brussels0.7 


Standings - Division II

Top Division I Standings
 1. Gent Hawks 16-3 
 2. Waregem 15-5 
 3. Gembo BBC 14-5 
 4. Oxaco 14-6 
 5. Houthalen 11-9 
 6. Soba 10-9 
 7. Royal Brussels 9-10 
 8. Giants B 9-11 
 9. Melsele 8-11 
 10. Ieper 8-12 
 11. Ninane 6-12 
 12. RPC Anderlecht 6-13 
 13. Ekeren 5-14 
 14. Gistel Oostende 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 11: RPC Anderlecht - Giants B 93-68
Feb. 11: Gent Hawks - Oxaco 85-82
Feb. 11: Ekeren - Houthalen 72-66
Feb. 11: Ieper - Waregem 62-61
Feb. 12: Soba - Melsele
Feb. 12: Gistel Oostende - Royal Brussels
Feb. 12: Gembo BBC - Ninane


Mons-Hainaut tabs Garlon Green, ex Walter Tigers - by Eurobasket News

Belfius Mons-Hainaut (Euromillions League) inked 26-year old American swingman Garlon Green (201-98kg-91, college: TCU). He started the season at Walter Tigers in German BBL league. In 13 games he averaged 9.2ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Green played also at Walter Tigers (also in BBL) where in 34 games he had 13.4ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.3apg. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com All-German Bundesliga Honorable Mention and to the All-Star Game.
He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to three different continents (Asia, Australia and of course North America). Green has played previously professionally in Australia (Canberra Gunners), Japan (Kumamoto Vorters) and D-League (Texas Legends).
He attended Texas Christian University until 2013 and it is his fourth season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BELIZE  

Standings

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

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 10: Smart Belize H. - Dangriga W. 62-60
Feb. 10: Orange Walk RR - Belmopan B. 52-46
Feb. 11: Cayo Western B. - Belize City NL



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  BOSNIA  


Getting to know Leo Svete an Interview with the star of KK Radnicki Gorazde! - by Chris Mathieu

Getting to know Leo Svete (195-G, college: IUPUI) an Interview with the star of KK Radnicki Gorazde!

Leo Svete has been key addition to the club KK Radnicki Gorazde not missing a beat after losing Keith Bowman last year, who is having an amazing season in Italy this year, along with two other Americans. It seemed likely that repeating last year's success would be a difficult proposition for the club. With the addition of Leo and a few other tweaks to the roster the team has been even more successful this year. The team has really bought into Hasan Rikalo and his coaching style, philosophy and it has really paid off for the club. The team is getting prepared for the second half of the season and barring any unforeseen circumstances appears to be the team to beat when the A2 playoffs start.
I got the chance to talk to Leo about his basketball experiences and background and I came away impressed. Everything I had heard about the player with his coach and teammates was very positive but I came away from the interview even more impressed with the young man beyond the basketball court. Here is the interview.

My name is Leo Svete and I am from Indiana. I have a bachelor's degree in communications at IUPUI. I come from a basketball family because my father played and coached college basketball and my sister played at the University of Florida. I am 23 years old and this is my rookie season in Bosnia as a professional. I love the game of basketball and want to coach college or professionally when I retire from playing. I am a very blessed to do what I love for a living and that is playing basketball. I have set high goals for myself and work hard to achieve them every day.

Q) How old were you when you became interested in basketball?
A) I was around six years old. I always wanted to have a ball in my hands after watching my dad coach my sister. When I was growing up, she was aiming towards playing division one college basketball and it inspired me.

Q) When did you become serious with the sport and realize it could be more than just a hobby?
A) At age 12 I stopped playing football and baseball to really focus on basketball 12 months a year and that consisted of going to a lot of camps, playing with a lot of travel teams and just training every day.

Q) What do you consider your strengths to be on the court?
A) My biggest strength is how well I shoot the ball beyond the 3pt arc. I am a smart player and my IQ for the game is high. At 6'5 with my size I can play positions 1-4 and that gives me an advantage.
Q) What do you feel you need to do to take your game to the next level?
A) To really take my game to next level I need to increase my athleticism more by getting quicker and jumping higher. I also need to improve my dribbling skills at the 2 guard position by creating for myself more offensively.

Q) What has been your most memorable moment on the court?
A) My most memorable moment on the court so far has been playing against Purdue University in college on National Television and hitting four three pointers in 2 minutes.

Q) What do you think about basketball in BiH?
A) The basketball in BiH is played at a very high level. Many players are committed to the game and have great talent. They play extremely hard and do not take possessions off.

Q) Who was your favorite player growing up and why?
A) My favorite player growing up would be Lebron James because his will to win. He does whatever it takes for his team. He is a great leader and most importantly a great teammate.

Q) What has your experience been like being in Bosnia for the first time?
A) My experience has been more than I could ask for to say the least. I have made amazing relationships with people here. It has been a great experience and I have learned a lot from it on and off the court.

Q) How do you like the food?
A) I absolutely love this food here. I thought I missed the food in the U.S but I was wrong. Burek, Gulas and Cevapi are my favorite meals. The sweets are so delicious here I crave them all the time, but I have to watch how much I eat of those.

Q) What has been your favorite place you have visited in Bosnia so far and why?
A) I love going to Sarajevo when I get free time because it is an amazing city. Gorazde is a small town and I am used to being in the big city.

Q) How have the club and your teammates been so far? Has the town embraced you?
A) My teammates are all great guys. They know how to make me laugh at the most serious times. They also are the most hardworking guys I have ever been around. Our team chemistry is why we have seen so much success thus far.

Q) If you could tell Americans what you like most about Bosnia and why?
A) Two things I love most about Bosnia is the food and how welcoming they make me feel. Where ever I go around the country, they are always being so kind to me.

Q) What has surprised you the most since you arrived?
A) Gorazde surprised me the most because it is a town that cannot be described without personally visiting here.

Q) Besides friends and family what do you miss most about the US?
A) I miss most is having my own car to drive places. Gorazde is a small town, but walking everywhere during the day becomes a little tiring.

Q) Is there anyone in the NBA that you try to model your game after?
A) Klay Thompson, we play the same position and play similar.

Q) Do you follow the Bosnian National team, any other clubs in BiH?
A) Yes, I follow the national team and all their success. I also have seen many premier league games this season and played against a lot of A1 teams.

Q) Your thoughts on the young talent Adi Alikadic?
A) Adi is one of the most talented young players I have seen before. His ceiling is very high and I see him ending up in the Euroleague as he gets older. It has been a pleasure to play alongside Gorazde's hometown hero. Going against him in practice has made me a better player.

Q) Hasan Rikalo has an excellent reputation in BiH, how has it been working with him so far?
A) Coach, is one of my most favorite coaches I have played for in my entire basketball career. He is constantly pushing me to develop my game day after day. He has me work out three times a day and that is why I have seen much success being here. He never lets me get complacent with myself and is harder on me than anyone. We have built a huge relationship and me returning to play for his team again in the near future is very possible.

Q) What's the biggest difference between basketball in the US and in Bosnia?
A) The European rules took time to adjust to. In the first game I traveled five times so that was something I really had to work on.

Q) Who is your favorite NBA team?
A) Cleveland Cavs

Q) What is the most important lesson you have learned through basketball?
A) The biggest lesson I have learned is never take it for granted and always respect the game because you never know which game will be your last.

Q) If there is something you could tell young kids who want to play basketball seriously, what advice would you give them?
A) My advice would be is that if you want to be successful at the highest level you need to outwork everyone. Never let someone tell you that cannot achieve your goals. If times get hard do not quit and work harder.



The meteoric rise of KK Zivinice! - by Chris Mathieu

The meteoric rise of KK Zivinice!

There is a strong buzz going on in the sleepy northern Bosnian town of Zivinice around a new brand of basketball being played that hasn't been seen in these parts before. The small town of 11,000 is coming out strong in support of the club, the town in sporting circles was more known for its football club NK Slaven Zivinice.

In basketball circles it became well known for being the hometown of Denver Nuggets Center Jusuf Nurkic. Things have changed quickly thanks to the hard work put in by those in the club and especially the work done by Dennis Kadiric who has done brilliant work breathing life into the club and the town. Two others deserve mention as well for being integral in the creation of the club, Jasmin Osmanovic and Mirnes Muminovic.

The club has played at a very high level all season and has recently brought in reinforcements in Babacar Gaye and DeVoe Armstrong another guard who can help the team and supplement the acrobatic talents of Drae Murray. The team has also brought in strong reinforcements in Dino Alic and Mirsad Pilavdzic who both have played for the Bosnian under national team selections in the past.

The club has also worked out a recent agreement on a partnership with the famous Bosnian club Sloboda Tuzla who brought to the basketball world the famous Mirza's of Delibasic and Teletovic.

It seems a forgone conclusion that the team will be in the playoffs of the A2 league and barring an unforeseen upset, a likely showdown with another upstart club in KK Radnicki from Gorazde who too have a strong American presence in Leo Svete. If it plays out as expected and these teams meet in the playoffs expect plenty of fireworks to ensue as both have ambitions on moving up to the A1 league at the end of the season.

No doubt no matter what happens next basketball in the town will never be the same.



BiH born players in the NBA Zubac, Bender, Bogdanovic, Teletovic and Nurkic the season so far! - by Chris Mathieu

BiH born players in the NBA Zubac, Bender, Bogdanovic, Teletovic and Nurkic the season so far!

Ivica Zubac: Brandon Ingram was the second pick in the draft; Ivica Zubac was a second round pick in the same draft. Zubac has measurably outplayed Ingram so far even though he is still only 19 years old, the same age as Ingram and has faced a bigger challenge in stepping from Mega Leks to the NBA. Zubac has had some eye opening games which at times he has flashed as the best player on the court like the other day when he had 15pts in 21min going 7-11fg 6rbs 2ass 1blk against the Bucks. In 21 games for the Lakers he has averaged 14mpg 6ppg 3.9rbpg .6aspg .9blks while shooting 51.4% from two and 80% from the FT line. In the D-League he has played in 13 games averaging 29mpg 15.6ppg 9.6rbpg 1.3aspg 1blk while shooting 59.6% from two, 36.4% from three and 82.9% from the FT line. He is quickly moving into a position of being a difficult matchup for other teams coming off the bench for the Lakers.

Dragan Bender: Bender's season recently ended after suffering a serious ankle injury. He had a difficult transition to the NBA but that was expected based upon his background and experience coming into the season. Dragan is extremely young having turned 19 after the season began and has a high level of skills along with being 213cm. Dragan played in 38 games averaging 13mpg 3.2ppg 2.2rbpg shooting 46.5% from two, 32.1% from three and 37.5% from the FT line. He struggled adjusting to the speed, athleticism and rules of the NBA. He looks like he has a major curve to get around before he finds himself a productive rotation player in the NBA; clearly the skills are there however.

Bojan Bogdanovic: Bogdanovic is putting up the best numbers of his career playing on one of the worst teams in the NBA. It has allowed him to increase his minutes and touches and he has had some excellent games and has proven he belongs playing in the NBA. His points per 40 is excellent and he has shown that with increased minutes he has evened out his ineffective stretches in his game and has made himself a consistent presence in the court. In 53 games he has averaged 27mpg 14.3ppg 3.5rbpg 1.6aspg while shooting 50.3% from two, 36.2% from three and 87.5% from the FT line.

Mirza Teletovic: Mirza has struggled in his transition to the Bucks this year. He started slow, moved into a bigger role and then has struggled lately getting decent minutes with the team lately. The team has struggled to defend and Mirza has taken the brunt of the blame from the coaching staff, even if publicly they have been supportive of him. Even when he isn't hitting 3s his deep range open things up on the floor for his teammates. With the recent injury to Jabari Parker, Mirza should get more of a chance to play minutes with the team. He's played 43 games averaging 17mpg 6.9ppg 2.5rbpg .8aspg while shooting 48.6% from two, 34.5% from three and 78.8% from the FT line.

Jusuf Nurkic: Nurkic is struggling with the rise of Nikola Jokic who is averaging 16ppg 8.5rbpg 4.2aspg in limited minutes. The team tried to pair Nurkic at center and Jokic at power forward but that lineup just didn't work and now Nurkic is coming off the bench. Nurkic is an emotional player, who has been trying his best to be a good soldier through the whole transition but it seems likely that he will need a new landing spot soon before the situation become untenable. He's played in 45 games averaging 18mpg 8ppg 5.8rbpg 1.2aspg .8blks while shooting 50.8% from two and 49.6% from the FT line.



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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

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

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 11: Campo Mourao - Vasco Da G. 77-82
Feb. 14: Minas - L.Sorocaba
Feb. 14: Macae - Campo Mourao
Feb. 14: Flamengo - Mogi
Feb. 14: Bauru - Pinheiros
Feb. 14: Brasilia - Paulistano



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  BULGARIA  

Standings A1

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

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 11: Rilski - Akademik PL 94-82
Feb. 11: Spartak Pleven - Cherno More 93-77
Feb. 11: Beroe - Balkan 87-61
Feb. 11: Yambol - Levski 78-67



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

CIS Standings
Atlantic
 1. Dalhousie 13-4 
 2. St.Mary's 11-6 
 3. UNB 11-6 
 4. Memorial 10-7 
 5. St.Francis X. 8-8 
 6. Acadia 8-8 
 7. UPEI 5-11 
 8. Cape Breton 0-16 
CanWest Explorer Division
 1. UFV 11-9 
 2. Mount Royal 8-12 
 3. TRU 8-12 
 4. MacEwan 7-13 
 5. UNBC 4-16 
 6. UBC Okanagan 2-18 
CanWest Pioneer Division
 1. UBC 19-1 
 2. Calgary 16-4 
 3. Alberta 14-5 
 4. Saskatchewan 14-6 
 5. Lethbridge 12-7 
 6. Manitoba 12-8 
 7. Winnipeg 12-8 
 8. Brandon 9-11 
 9. Victoria 9-11 
 10. Regina 9-11 
 11. TWU 3-20 
OUA Central
 1. Brock 12-4 
 2. McMaster 8-9 
 3. Lakehead 5-12 
 4. Guelph 5-13 
OUA East
 1. Ryerson 16-1 
 2. Toronto 11-6 
 3. Queen's 6-12 
 4. York 4-13 
OUA North
 1. Carleton 16-0 
 2. Ottawa 15-2 
 3. Nipissing 9-9 
 4. Laurentian 8-10 
OUA West
 1. Windsor 9-9 
 2. Laurier 8-11 
 3. Waterloo 6-11 
 4. Western 6-12 
 5. Algoma 4-14 
Quebec League
 1. McGill 10-3 
 2. Concordia 9-4 
 3. UQAM 7-7 
 4. Laval 5-8 
 5. Bishop's 2-11 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 11: UNB - St.Francis X. 99-86
Feb. 11: Alberta - Lethbridge 97-86
Feb. 11: Calgary - MacEwan 95-87
Feb. 11: St.Mary's - Acadia 93-90
Feb. 11: Waterloo - Windsor 84-69
Feb. 11: Victoria - Winnipeg 79-78
Feb. 11: Regina - TRU 79-74
Feb. 11: UBC Okanagan - UFV 78-85
Feb. 11: McMaster - Algoma 76-61
Feb. 11: Guelph - Lakehead 74-62
Feb. 11: TWU - UBC 72-104
Feb. 11: Manitoba - Mount Royal 71-68
Feb. 11: Bishop's - Laval 68-70
Feb. 11: Laurier - Western 65-88
Feb. 11: UNBC - Saskatchewan 57-77
Feb. 11: UQAM - Concordia 52-63
Feb. 11: Queen's - Ottawa 50-72
Feb. 11: York - Carleton 50-114
Feb. 11: Memorial - UPEI 106-92

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 12: UPEI - Memorial
Feb. 12: Lethbridge - Alberta


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Conor MORGAN
  UBC
  (203-G/F-94)
  Avg: 23.1
 1. Morgan, UBC23.1 
 2. Gray, Laurentian22.8 
 3. Cooper, Calgary22.2 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.4 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.3 
 7. Bercy, St.Franc.20.2 
 8. Scott, UPEI20.1 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 10. Nissen, Acadia19.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.9
 1. Dut, UPEI11.9 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.3 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo10.6 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.5 
 5. Nissen, Acadia10.0 
 6. Elgadi, Brock9.9 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal9.7 
 8. Graham, Queen''s9.6 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 10. Gilmore, McMaster9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Masters, UNB6.1 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.4 
 4. Miller, Acadia4.9 
 5. Dulay, UFV4.8 
 6. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.7 
 7. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.6 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.4 
 9. Charvis, Ryerson4.3 
 10. Clayton, St.Mary''s4.3 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Jenkins, Western2.9 
 4. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 5. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 7. De Ciman, Saskatch.2.4 
 8. Mata, Dalhousie2.3 
 9. Masters, UNB2.3 
 10. Beaulieu, Concordia2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane OSAYANDE
  Saskatch.
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Osayande, Saskatch.2.5 
 2. Graham, Queen''s2.1 
 3. Oirbans, Winnipeg1.9 
 4. Paul, Brandon1.8 
 5. Layton, Mount R.1.7 
 6. James, MacEwan1.6 
 7. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 
 8. Elgadi, Brock1.5 
 9. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 10. Debache, UQAM1.5 



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  CHILE  

Stats Leaders - DIMAYOR

Points Per Game
 Durrell SUMMERS
  CD Valdi.
  (193-SF-89)
  Avg: 30
 1. Summers, CD Valdi.30.0 
 2. Taylor, Las Animas26.9 
 3. Dickson, CDU C.26.4 
 4. Abeiro, Tinguiri.25.5 
 5. Robinson, Osorno22.6 
 6. McCombs, CDE T.21.4 
 7. Cheek, Las Animas21.1 
 8. Larry, AB Ancud20.9 
 9. Munks, Puerto M.20.1 
 10. Harrison, CDU C.19.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Yamene COLEMAN
  Osorno
  (208-C-86)
  Avg: 13.7
 1. Coleman, Osorno13.7 
 2. McCombs, CDE T.13.4 
 3. Okoye, CD Valdivia12.4 
 4. Crawford, CDU C.11.9 
 5. Taylor, Las Animas11.8 
 6. Thomas, CD Castro11.2 
 7. Harrison, CDU C.10.9 
 8. Abeiro, Tinguiri.10.9 
 9. Bowdry, Los Leones10.8 
 10. Austin, Puente Alto10.2 
Assists Per Game
 Erik CARRASCO
  CD Valdi.
  (181-G-83)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Carrasco, CD Valdi.9.6 
 2. Morales, Las A.6.0 
 3. Bravo, CDE Talca5.9 
 4. Munoz, Osorno5.2 
 5. Thomas, CD Castro4.8 
 6. Saez, Tinguiri.4.5 
 7. Figueroa, AB Ancud4.3 
 8. Scott, CDU C.4.1 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 10. Abeiro, Tinguiri.3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 3. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 4. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 5. Diaz, Puente Alto1.7 
 6. Abeiro, Tinguiri.1.7 
 7. Munks, Puerto M.1.7 
 8. Cheek, Las Animas1.7 
 9. Soto, CDU Catolica1.6 
 10. Dickson, CDU C.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Damian SAUNDERS
  CDU C.
  (203-F-88)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Saunders, CDU C.2.1 
 2. Louis, CD Valdivia1.5 
 3. McCombs, CDE T.1.4 
 4. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 5. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 6. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 7. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 8. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 9. Coleman, Osorno0.8 
 10. Larry, AB Ancud0.8 


Liga Nacional Round 6 of Play-Offs. AB Ancud advance, Tinguiririca force decider - by Eurobasket News

Tinguiririca S.F. - CDU Concepcion 85-81 OT

Tinguiririca survived overtime thriller against CDU Concepcion and forced the decisive seventh game in the series. Universidad de Concepcion was tied after three quarters and then recorded another tie at the end of regular time. They were eventually defeated in overtime 8-12s. 24 personal fouls committed by Universidad de Concepcion helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Brazilian center Lucas Tischer (208-83) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 13 rebounds. Argentinian power forward Juan-Luis Abeiro (196-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 12 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was Jamaican-American guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point) who recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals and British-American Darren Phillip (201-78, college: Fairfield, agency: DTMones) added 15 points and 16 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures.
Top scorers:
CDU Concepcion: A.Scott 32+10reb+5ast, M.Villagran 15+2reb, D.Phillip 15+16reb, D.Silva 13+5reb+3ast, P.Briones 3, M.Cisternas 2+2reb+1ast
Tinguiririca S.F.: L.Tischer 25+13reb+1ast, J.Luis Abeiro 22+12reb+2ast, F.Pavez 17+5reb+4ast, M.Ernst 10+5reb+3ast, P.Saez 7+11reb+1ast, M.Moraga 2+2reb+1ast
gschID: 535182


Puerto Montt - AB Ancud 71-78

AB Ancud prevailed against Puerto Montt to advance into the next round of playoffs. The guests were already 21 points ahead after 3 quarters before a 28-14 Puerto Montt's run in the last quarter cut the lead to 78-71 at the end of the game. Puerto Montt was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for Venezuelan swingman Francisco Centeno (201-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points and 15 rebounds. The former international point guard Pedro Sandoval (175-89) contributed with 18 points for the winners. Four AB Ancud players scored in double figures. American power forward Mike Phillips (201-90, college: Howard) replied with a double-double by scoring 21 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks and Francisco Jara (192-87) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Puerto Montt.
Top scorers:
Puerto Montt: M.Phillips 21+11reb+2ast, L.Munks 13+3reb+2ast, F.Jara 12+5reb+2ast, H.Carrizo 9+2reb+1ast, N.Ulloa 7+3reb+1ast, J.Holt 4+2reb+3ast
AB Ancud: P.Sandoval 18+1reb+2ast, F.Centeno 15+15reb, R.Larry 12+8reb, R.Vera 12+5reb+1ast, H.Soto 9+2reb+2ast, D.Osses 8+2reb+1ast
gschID: 535181





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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.


Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  North C.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 36.4
 1. McCollum, North C.36.4 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.3 
 3. Fredette, Shanghai.36.2 
 4. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.34.2 
 5. Cunningham, Jiang.34.0 
 6. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.0 
 7. Adams, Xinjiang FT32.6 
 8. Hudson, Liaoning H.32.6 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.7 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.2
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.2 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.9 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.2 
 4. Blair, Jiangsu TX13.6 
 5. Sakakini, TianJ.13.4 
 6. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 7. Batista, North C.12.8 
 8. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.7 
 9. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.5 
 10. Han, Liaoning H.12.2 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.6 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.2 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.1 
 5. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.4 
 6. Buycks, Fujian QB6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.1 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT6.1 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.6.1 
 10. Brown, Zhejiang CB5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.4 
 2. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.8 
 3. Sui, Shandong FB2.8 
 4. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.7 
 5. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.5 
 6. Fortson, Guangsha.2.4 
 7. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 8. Cunningham, Jiang.2.2 
 9. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.2 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.7 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.2 
 3. Huang, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.2.0 
 5. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.8 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.8 
 9. Yi, Guangdong ST1.6 
 10. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 


CBA Round 34: Liaoning Hunters are upset by TianJin Steel - by Eurobasket News

The Regular Season in CBA is slowly approaching the end. But there may be still some important changes in the final standings in the last 4 rounds. There were many interesting games last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most important game in the last round took place in Yingkou between third ranked Liaoning Hunters (26-8) and eleventh ranked TianJin Steel (18-17) on Friday night. Liaoning Hunters were defeated by TianJin Steel in a tough game at home 109-115. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Liaoning Hunters. TianJin Steel made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Liaoning Hunters helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-88) chipped in 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. TianJin Steel's coach Rajko Toroman used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 32 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists for lost side. TianJin Steel maintains eleventh position with 18-17 record. Liaoning Hunters at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Guangdong ST and Guangsha L.. TianJin Steel are looking forward to face league's leader Shanghai Sharks at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Liaoning Hunters will play against Beijing Ducks and are hoping to win this game.
Bottom-ranked Guangzhou managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time they edged sixteenth-ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in Hangzhou 114-112. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 16 rebounds, 12 assists and 4 steals. Mohammad-Samad Nikkhah-Bahrami contributed with 36 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma) replied with 45 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds for Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. Guangzhou (6-28) moved-up to nineteenth place, which they share with Bayi R. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 24 games lost. Guangzhou will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#18) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Guandong Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Leader Shanghai Sharks delivered the twenty eighth victory on Friday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Shandong Bulls (20-14) 94-78 in Jinan. Jimmer Fredette scored 28 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners. At the losing side Jason Thompson responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 20 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shanghai Sharks have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-6 record, which they share with Xinjiang FT. Loser Shandong Bulls keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Shanghai Sharks will meet TianJin Steel (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shandong Bulls will play against Fujian (#15) and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Qingdao. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 12th ranked Qingdao Eagles (15-19) to ninth ranked Sichuan BW (19-15) 101-100 on Friday evening. Mike Harris notched a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds to lead the effort. Qingdao Eagles' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing D. Qingdao Eagles lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Sichuan BW's next round opponent will be Bayi Rockets (#19) in Ningbo which should be an easy win for them. Qingdao Eagles will play at home against the league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Nineteenth-ranked Bayi Rockets (6-28) made lots of trouble for fifteenth ranked Fujian (11-23) in Jinjiang on Friday. Fujian managed to secure only three-point victory 108-105. However their fans expected much easier game. Zhelin Wang fired a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. Fujian maintains fifteenth position with 11-23 record. Bayi Rockets lost third consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth place with 28 games lost. Fujian will face higher ranked Shandong Bulls (#7) in Jinan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bayi Rockets will play at home against Sichuan BW (#9) and hope to win that game.

Rest of the games of round 34 were quite predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
North Control B. were defeated by Shenzhen L. in a road game 121-103. Xinjiang FT smashed Shanxi Zh. at home 129-94. Jilin NE T. was destroyed by Beijing D. on the opponent's court 102-78. Jiangsu TX unfortunately lost to Jiangsu D. in a home game 104-111. Guangdong ST managed to beat Guangsha L. on the road 108-103.
The best stats of 34th round was 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals by Courtney Fortson of Guangsha L..

Qingdao E. - Sichuan BW 100-101

A very interesting game took place in Qingdao. It ended with only one-point home defeat of 12th ranked Qingdao Eagles (15-19) to ninth ranked Sichuan BW (19-15) 101-100 on Friday evening. American Mike Harris (198-83, college: Rice, agency: Stealth Sport) notched a double-double by scoring 33 points (!!!) and 10 rebounds to lead the effort and Iranian center Hamed Haddadi (218-85) supported him with 17 points, 11 rebounds and 6 assists. Even 37 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 4 assists by Greek center Loukas Mavrokefalidis (207-84) did not help to save the game for Qingdao Eagles. American guard Dominique Jones (193-88, college: S.Florida) added 26 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Qingdao Eagles' coach tried various players' combinations and tested in total eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Defending champion moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Beijing D. Qingdao Eagles lost third consecutive game. They keep the twelfth position with 19 games lost. Sichuan BW's next round opponent will be Bayi Rockets (#19) in Ningbo which should be an easy win for them. Qingdao Eagles will play at home against the league's second-placed Xinjiang Flying Tige (#2) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Qingdao E.: M.Loukas 37+8reb+4ast, J.Dominique 26+7reb+7ast, S.Wei 14+8reb, Z.Chengyu 12+2reb+6ast, T.JiaFu 8+3reb+1ast, C.Han Jun 3+2ast
Sichuan BW: H.Mike 33+10reb+1ast, M.Da 18+5reb+2ast, H.Hamed 17+11reb+6ast, L.Wei 11+4reb+4ast, T.Chen 10+3reb+1ast, W.Ruheng 6+6reb+2ast
gschID: 514035


Shandong FB - Shanghai S. 78-94

Leader Shanghai Sharks delivered the twenty eighth victory on Friday night. This time they beat 7th ranked Shandong Bulls (20-14) 94-78 in Jinan. Shanghai Sharks had a 38-25 advantage in offensive rebounds. American point guard Jimmer Fredette (188-89, college: BYU) scored 28 points and 7 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and French Guerschon Yabusele (201-95) chipped in 23 points and 12 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American forward Jason Thompson (211-86, college: Rider) responded with a double-double by scoring 14 points and 20 rebounds and the former international center Ke Wu (209-90) scored 11 points and 6 rebounds. Four Shandong Bulls players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Shanghai Sharks have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 28-6 record, which they share with Xinjiang FT. Loser Shandong Bulls keep the seventh place with 14 games lost. Shanghai Sharks will meet TianJin Steel (#11) in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Shandong Bulls will play against Fujian (#15) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Shandong FB: D.Justin 15+1reb+2ast, T.Jason 14+20reb+2ast, L.JingYu 13+4reb+1ast, W.Ke 11+6reb+2ast, D.Yanyuhang 10+1reb+2ast, S.Ran 7+2reb+4ast
Shanghai S.: F.Jimmer 28+7reb+2ast, Y.Guerschon 23+12reb+1ast, Z.ZhaoXu 11+11reb+2ast, Z.Yi 9+5reb+4ast, T.Wen-Ting 6+7reb, L.XiaoYu 6+3reb+6ast
gschID: 514033


Shenzhen L. - North Control B. 121-103

There was no surprise in Shenzhen where 17th ranked North Control (8-26) was defeated by sixth ranked Leopards (23-12) 121-103 on Friday. Leopards made 20-of-26 free shots (76.9 percent) during the game. They also forced 19 North Control turnovers and had a 37-26 advantage in offensive rebounds. Leopards looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by North Control's players. North Control was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. Polish-Swedish power forward Maciej Lampe (211-85) fired a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Jeremy Pargo (188-86, college: Gonzaga) chipped in 18 points and 9 assists. Five Leopards players scored in double figures. American point guard Errick McCollum (185-88, college: Goshen) produced 37 points (!!!) and Uruguayan-Spanish power forward Esteban Batista (208-83, agency: Duran International) added 20 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Leopards have a solid three-game winning streak. They maintain sixth position with 23-12 record. Loser North Control keeps the seventeenth place with 26 games lost. Leopards will face higher ranked Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (#5) in Hangzhou in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. North Control will play at home against Jilin Tigers (#14) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
North Control B.: M.Errick 37+4reb+3ast, B.Esteban 20+11reb+2ast, H.Xining 14+8reb+1ast, H.Zhongda 7+7reb, T.Heqi 7+2reb, Y.Chin-Min 6+1ast
Shenzhen L.: L.Maciej 24+18reb+3ast, P.Jeremy 18+9ast, Z.Jie 17+5reb+4ast, M.Duo 16+3reb+3ast, D.Huaibo 16+8reb+1ast, S.Zijie 11+4reb
gschID: 514034


Xinjiang FT - Shanxi Zh. 129-94

No shocking result in a game in Urumqi where second ranked Xinjiang Flying Tige (28-6) smashed 13th ranked Shanxi Zhongyu (14-20) 129-94 on Friday. Xinjiang Flying Tige forced 22 Shanxi Zhongyu turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 28 assists. American-Filipino power forward Andray Blatche (211-86) fired a double-double by scoring 31 points, 13 rebounds, 8 assists and 5 steals (on 12-of-13 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international power forward TongLin Sun (208-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 13 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. American Jamaal Franklin (196-91, college: San Diego St.) produced 23 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists and Haitian-Canadian center Samuel Dalembert (211-81, college: Seton Hall) added 19 points and 13 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Xinjiang Flying Tige and four Shanxi Zhongyu 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. Xinjiang Flying Tige have a solid four-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Shanghai S. Loser Shanxi Zhongyu keeps the thirteenth place with 20 games lost. Xinjiang Flying Tige will face Qingdao Eagles (#12) on the road in the next round which should be another easy win for them. Shanxi Zhongyu will play against Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Shanxi Zh.: F.Jamaal 23+6reb+7ast, D.Samuel 19+13reb, Y.Shuai 11, Z.LingXu 10+1reb, Y.PengFei 10+3reb+2ast, R.Junwei 7+3reb+1ast
Xinjiang FT: B.Andray 31+13reb+8ast, A.Darius 22+1reb+4ast, L.Gen 22, S.TongLin 13+11reb+4ast, K.Makan 13+5reb+3ast, Y.Changdong 10+2reb+1ast
gschID: 514036


Beijing D. - Jilin NE T. 102-78

Very expected game when 14th ranked Jilin Tigers (12-22) were rolled over on the road by eighth ranked Beijing Ducks (19-15) 102-78 on Friday. Beijing Ducks outrebounded Jilin Tigers 52-40 including 17 on the offensive glass. The former international forward Xiaochuan Zhai (205-93) fired 18 points and 9 rebounds for the winners. American forward Grant Jerrett (208-93, college: Arizona) chipped in 12 points and 9 rebounds. Four Beijing Ducks players scored in double figures. American forward Malcolm Thomas (206-88, college: San Diego St.) produced a double-double by scoring 25 points and 19 rebounds and his fellow American import swingman Jabari Brown (193-92, college: Missouri) added 17 points respectively for lost side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Beijing Ducks maintains eighth position with 19-15 record, which they share with Sichuan BW. Jilin Tigers lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fourteenth place with 22 games lost. Beijing Ducks will face higher ranked Liaoning Hunters (#3) in Yingkou in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Jilin Tigers will play on the road against North Control (#17) in Beijing and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jilin NE T.: T.Malcolm 25+19reb+1ast, B.Jabari 17+3reb, L.Cheng 7+2reb, G.JinLin 7+2reb, Z.Biao 5+3reb, C.Jinming 4+3reb
Beijing D.: Z.Xiaochuan 18+9reb+3ast, Z.YanXi 13+4reb+1ast, F.Shuo 13+6reb+3ast, J.Grant 12+9reb+3ast, J.Zhe 9+5reb+1ast, Z.Cairen 8+2reb
gschID: 514037


Jiangsu TX - Jiangsu D. 104-111

Very predictable result when tenth ranked Jiangsu Dragons (18-16) beat on the road 18th ranked Jiangsu TX (8-26) 111-104 on Friday. Jiangsu Dragons made 23-of-29 free shots (79.3 percent) during the game. They also forced 21 Jiangsu TX turnovers. Jiangsu TX was plagued by 30 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman MarShon Brooks (196-89, college: Providence) fired a double-double by scoring 38 points (!!!), 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. The other American import center Will McDonald (211-79, college: S.Florida) chipped in 22 points and 9 rebounds. American guard Jared Cunningham (193-91, college: Oregon St.) produced 41 points (!!!) and Jordanian forward Zaid Abbas (203-83) added 19 points and 9 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both coaches tested many bench players saving starting five for next games. Jiangsu Dragons maintains tenth position with 18-16 record. Loser Jiangsu TX dropped to the seventeenth place with 26 games lost. Jiangsu Dragons will face Shanxi Zhongyu (#13) in Taiyuan in the next round. Jiangsu TX will play on the road against Guangzhou (#20) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jiangsu TX: C.Jared 41+4reb, A.Zaid 19+9reb+3ast, D.Ikechukwu 17+11reb+1ast, S.JianYe 9+2reb, F.Xin 8+10reb+4ast, Z.ZhengDong 8+10reb+1ast
Jiangsu D.: B.MarShon 38+12reb+4ast, M.Will 22+9reb+1ast, Y.Li 17+4reb+1ast, C.Lin 9+4reb+3ast, H.XueFeng 7+4reb+2ast, L.Yuanyu 7+6reb
gschID: 514038


Liaoning H. - TianJin S. 109-115

The most important game in the last round took place in Yingkou between third ranked Liaoning Hunters (26-8) and eleventh ranked TianJin Steel (18-17) on Friday night. Liaoning Hunters were defeated by TianJin Steel in a tough game at home 109-115. It ended at the same time the six-game winning streak of Liaoning Hunters. TianJin Steel made 16-of-19 free shots (84.2 percent) during the game. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. 24 personal fouls committed by Liaoning Hunters helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American-Ukrainian point guard Eugene Jeter (180-83, college: Portland) fired a double-double by scoring 29 points, 5 rebounds and 14 assists for the winners. Palestinian center Sani Sakakini (204-88) chipped in a double-double by scoring 28 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. TianJin Steel's coach Rajko Toroman used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American Lester Hudson (190-84, college: Tenn-Martin) produced 32 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and his fellow American import forward Shavlik Randolph (208-83, college: Duke) added 28 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. TianJin Steel maintains eleventh position with 18-17 record. Liaoning Hunters at the other side keep the third place with eight games lost. They share the position with Guangdong ST and Guangsha L.. TianJin Steel are looking forward to face league's leader Shanghai Sharks at home in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Liaoning Hunters will play against Beijing Ducks and are hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Liaoning H.: H.Lester 32+8reb+6ast, R.Shavlik 28+10reb+1ast, G.Ailun 17+8reb+2ast, H.Dejun 12+8reb+3ast, Z.JiWei 10+5reb+5ast, W.Meng 5+5reb
TianJin S.: J.Eugene 29+5reb+14ast, S.Sani 28+14reb+4ast, Z.Zhihan 25+5reb+2ast, T.Jeremy 14+9reb, M.XiangLong 12+2reb, Z.Ji 5+1reb
gschID: 514039


Zhejiang CB - Guangzhou 112-114

Bottom-ranked Guangzhou managed to get a sixth victory, breaking the five-game losing streak. This time they edged sixteenth-ranked Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank in Hangzhou 114-112. Guangzhou players were unselfish on offense dishing 24 assists. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American swingman DJ Kennedy (198-89, college: St.John's) who helped to win the game recording a triple-double by scoring 34 points (!!!), 16 rebounds, 12 assists and 4 steals. Iranian forward Mohammad-Samad Nikkhah-Bahrami (199-83) contributed with 36 points (!!!), 8 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. American point guard Willie Warren (193-89, college: Oklahoma) replied with 45 points (!!!) and 6 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Lorenzo Brown (196-90, college: N.Carolina St.) added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 9 assists in the effort for Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank. Four Guangzhou and five Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank players scored in double figures. Guangzhou (6-28) moved-up to nineteenth place, which they share with Bayi R. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixteenth position with 24 games lost. Guangzhou will play against higher ranked Jiangsu TX (#18) at home in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank will play against Guandong Tigers having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Zhejiang CB: W.Willie 45+6reb+2ast, Z.Yongpeng 16+7reb+2ast, B.Lorenzo 13+8reb+9ast, L.Junhao 13+2reb, W.Qian 11+4reb+1ast, Z.Dayu 6+6reb+1ast
Guangzhou: N.Bahrami Mohammad Samad 36+8reb+5ast, K.D.J. 34+16reb+12ast, F.Ziming 25+8reb+2ast, Z.Zhun 11, Z.Xuhang 4+4reb, J.Mingxin 4+2reb
gschID: 514040


Fujian QB - Bayi R. 108-105

Nineteenth-ranked Bayi Rockets (6-28) made lots of trouble for fifteenth ranked Fujian (11-23) in Jinjiang on Friday. Fujian managed to secure only three-point victory 108-105. However their fans expected much easier game. Bayi Rockets were plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. International Zhelin Wang (215-94) fired a double-double by scoring 30 points and 14 rebounds for the winners. American point guard Dwight Buycks (191-89, college: Marquette) chipped in 37 points (!!!) and 7 assists. The former international center ZhongHao Xu (212-90) produced a double-double by scoring 13 points, 17 rebounds and 6 assists and the former international guard Shuo Han (196-86) added 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Four Fujian and five Bayi Rockets players scored in double figures. Fujian maintains fifteenth position with 11-23 record. Bayi Rockets lost third consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth place with 28 games lost. Fujian will face higher ranked Shandong Bulls (#7) in Jinan in the next round and they do not belong to the favorites in that game. Bayi Rockets will play at home against Sichuan BW (#9) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bayi R.: M.Lei 26+3reb+2ast, H.Shuo 21+5reb+6ast, Z.Yuchen 20+6reb+3ast, X.ZhongHao 13+17reb+6ast, F.Hao 12+5reb+2ast, H.Liu 9+2reb+3ast
Fujian QB: B.Dwight 37+1reb+7ast, W.Zhelin 30+14reb+2ast, C.Linjian 12+2reb+1ast, Y.Yichao 11+7reb+1ast, P.Sun-Chun 6+4reb+1ast, Z.TaiLong 6+5reb+2ast
gschID: 514041


Guangsha L. - Guangdong ST 103-108

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams in Hangzhou where one of their biggest challengers Zhejiang Guangsha Lions (26-8) were defeated by fifth ranked Guandong Tigers (26-8) 108-103 on Friday. Guandong Tigers looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions were plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Donald Sloan (190-88, college: Texas A&M) fired 28 points, 6 rebounds and 8 assists for the winners. The former international Jianlian Yi (212-87) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists. American point guard Courtney Fortson (180-88, college: Arkansas, agency: Three Eye Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 36 points (!!!), 15 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and Taiwanese guard Chih-Chieh Lin (192-82) added 14 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had five players each who scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. Guandong Tigers have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place, which they share with Liaoning H. and Guangsha L. Guandong Tigers will face Zhejiang Chouzhou Bank (#16) in Hangzhou in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Zhejiang Guangsha Lions will play at home against Leopards (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Guangsha L.: F.Courtney 36+15reb+7ast, L.Cheng 21+2reb+3ast, L.Chih-Chieh 14+6reb+6ast, H.Jinqiu 14+5reb, H.Elijah 12+8reb, S.Ruoyu 3+3reb
Guangdong ST: S.Donald 28+6reb+8ast, Z.Peng 18+3reb+2ast, Z.FangYu 17+5reb+2ast, Y.Jianlian 14+14reb+4ast, B.Carlos 12+5reb+1ast, Z.Rui 11+2reb+3ast
gschID: 514042





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  CROATIA  

A1 Standings

A1 Standings
 1. Jolly JBS 15-2 
 2. KK Split 14-2 
 3. Cibona 13-4 
 4. GKK Sibenik 13-4 
 5. Cedevita 12-4 
 6. Vrij.Osijek 10-7 
 7. Zadar 9-7 
 8. KK Zagreb 9-8 
 9. Zabok 5-11 
 10. Skrljevo 5-12 
 11. Alkar Sinj 4-13 
 12. H.Analitica 3-14 
 13. Gorica 2-13 
 14. Kvarner 2010 2-15 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 10: Cibona - Skrljevo 98-71
Feb. 10: Jolly JBS - KK Zagreb 96-79
Feb. 9: GKK Sibenik - H.Analitica 93-75
Feb. 11: Zabok - Kvarner 2010 85-83
Feb. 11: Alkar Sinj - Vrij.Osijek 54-87
Feb. 11: KK Split - Zadar
Feb. 11: Cedevita - Gorica


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. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.1 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.0 
 9. Sakic, Cibona16.6 
 10. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.6 
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. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek5.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Reynolds, Cibona9.3 
 2. Johnson, Alkar Sinj8.1 
 3. Scott, Jolly JBS6.9 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.6 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 9. Kapusta, Zabok4.9 
 10. Palcic, Skrljevo4.8 
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 


Zabok almost blew a 17-point lead (Round 17) - by Zeljko Zule

Zabok-Kvarner 2010 85-83: Zabok never trailed and almost blew a 17-point lead. The home team close out the first quarter with a 23-9 run to take a 34-17 lead. Kvarner cut the deficit to 44-49 at the halftime break, but again trailed by double digits, 52-66 late in the third quarter. The vistiors used a 14-3 run to tie the game at 83-83 with 52 seconds to go. Zabok's Antonio Crnjevic (201-F-94) missed a pair of free throws, but Filip Palac (194-SG-95) grabbed an offensive rebound. Marin Zrnic (201-F-88) missed a jumper and Filip Palac (194-SG-95) once again grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a game-winning basket with just three seconds left. Kvarner called a time-out to set up a play for their final possession and Mauro Veljacic (183-PG-93) missed potential game-winning 3-pointer. Hrvoje Puljko (193-G-83) scored 20 points for Zabok, Imran Polutak (209-C-96) 14 and Marin Zrnic (201-F-88) 12. Kvarner had five players in double figures. Mauro Veljacic (183-PG-93) poured in game-high 24 points, Mate Vucic (203-F/C-97) scored 14 points, Dino Butorac (191-G-90) and Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) both added 11 points and Ivan Milicevic (204-F-95) 10.

Alkar-Vrijednosnice Osijek 54-87: The game featured just one lead change, midway through the first quarter. Osijek made a 10-0 run to turn a five-point deficit into a 15-10 lead and later extended their advantage to 26-14. The home team three times cut the deficit under double-digits before Osijek scored 13 concecutive points for a 45-24 advantage late in the second quarter. Aljosa Sarac (190-G-89) finished with 21 points on shooting 5-of-7 behind the 3-point line, Filip Krajina had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Luka Katura added 10 points. Alkar was led by Domagoj Vrkic with 16 points and Hrvoje Vucic scored 14.

Jolly JBS-Zagreb 96-79:
Jolly used an early 7-0 run to go up 15-9 and never trailed from they. The home team took full control ofthe game behind a 16-2 for a 37-21 lead and had their largest advantage at 52-29 before the halftime break. Ivan Novacic (201-F-85,) scored 31 points on shooting 12-of-16 from the field, grabbed 10 rebounds and had 5 assists, Mike Scott posted 13 points and Nikola Dosen 11. Zagreb had 22 turnovers. Luka Bozic and Pavle Marcinkovic both scored 22 points and Antonion Vlaic 12.

GKK Sibenik-Hermes Analitica 93-75: In a game that featured eight lead changes and ten ties, Sibenik overcam deficit of eleven points. Hermes used a 10-0 run to build a 29-18 lead, but Sibenik immediately responded with dozen consecutive points to go up 30-29. After trailing 48-50 midway through the third quarter, the home team went on a decisive 17-4 run, including 11 unanswered points to take a 65-54 lead.Sibenik had six players in double figures including all five starters. Roko Badzim (197-G-97) scored 23 points on shooting 8-of-9 from the field including 5-of-5 behind the arc, Ive Ivanov added 20 points, Miralem Halilovic 16, Teo Petani had 11 points, 9 assists and 6 rebounds, Domagoj Basic posted 11 points and Ivan Siriscevic 10. Hermes' Ivan Svoboda came off the bench for a game-high 29 points, Domagoj Samac scored 22 points and Julijan Rajic 11.

Cibona-Skrljevo 98-71: Cibona made a 22-7 run spanning to turn a four-point lead into a 42-23 advantage. Skrljevo opened the second half with 19 consecutive points to tie the game at 52 and later took a 57-56 lead. Cibona closed out the third quarter with an 8-2 for a 64-59 lead and outscored Skrljevo 34-12 in the final period. Domagoj Bosnjak (201-F/G-95) scored 23 points, Zeljko Sakic (204-F-88) 21, both off the bench, and Nik Slavica just missed a double-double with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Skrljevo was outrebounded 19-45. Antonio Boban finished with 19 points, Brian Williams scored 15, Sinisa Stemberger and Davor Konjevic added 11 points apiece.



Scotty Hopson (ex Cedevita) joins Ironi Nahariya - by Nir Luna

Ironi Nahariya (Winner League) agreed terms with 28-year old American swingman Scotty Hopson (200-93kg-89, college: Tennessee). He started the season at Cedevita in Croatian A1 league. Hopson managed to play in three leagues this year. In 7 A1 games he had very impressive stats: 17.9ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.7apg and 1.1spg. Hopson also played 2 games in Eurocup where he recorded 13.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.0spg. And finally he contributed to 9 games in ABA League where he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.6apg and 1.0spg. The last season Hopson played at Guangzhou Securities in Chinese CBA. In 7 games he got remarkable 22.1ppg, 5.6rpg, 3.0apg and 1.3spg.
He has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others Hopson's team was regular season runner-up in Israeli Premier League in 2013. He was also voted Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team back in 2013.
Hopson is quite experienced player. His career allowed him to visit three different continents, while he played in six different countries. Hopson tasted the life as pro basketball player in Europe, Asia and of course North America. He has played previously professionally in Greece (Kolossos H Hotels), Spain (Baskonia), Turkey (Anadolu Efes), D-League (Sioux Falls Skyforce and Canton Charge), NBA (Sacramento Kings) and Israel (Hapoel Eilat).
Hopson attended University of Tennessee until 2011 and it is his sixth season as a professional player.
On Hopson: a long athletic and explosive swingman who is a natural scorer able to easily attack the basket and finish. Efficient offensive player who shoots a high FG percentage and is developing into an excellent 3 point shooter. Rebounds very well for his position and is a willing and capable passer.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CUBA  

LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 37
 1. Martinez, Santiago37.0 
 2. Boffil, Villa Clara29.7 
 3. Guzman, Capitalinos25.7 
 4. Monterrey, Pinar d.24.0 
 5. Torrientes, Matan.23.0 
 6. Molina, Matanzas22.7 
 7. Oliva, Pinar del Rio18.7 
 8. Abreu, Villa Clara17.0 
 9. Baldo, Camaguey16.7 
 10. Martinez, Ciego d.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 7
 1. Martinez, Santiago7.0 
 2. Hernandez, Ciego d.6.3 
 3. Siria, Santiago6.0 
 4. Reyes, Ciego de Avila6.0 
 5. Font, Capitalinos5.3 
 6. Pons, Guantanamo5.0 
 7. Alorda, Capitalinos5.0 
 8. Oviedo, Ciego d.5.0 
 9. Morales, Matanzas5.0 
 10. Cubillas, Villa Clara4.7 
Assists Per Game
 Reider GIRON
  Santiago
  (188-G/F-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Giron, Santiago3.3 
 2. Monterrey, Pinar d.3.3 
 3. Heredia, Santiago2.3 
 4. Deschapelles, Matan.2.3 
 5. Aymericte, Guant.2.0 
 6. Curtis, Matanzas2.0 
 7. Abreu, Villa Clara2.0 
 8. Molina, Matanzas2.0 
 9. Martinez, Ciego d.2.0 
 10. Oliva, Pinar del Rio1.7 
Steals Per Game
 Yoel CUBILLAS
  Villa Clara
  (204-C-94)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Cubillas, Villa Clara6.7 
 2. Deschapelles, Matan.6.7 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio5.7 
 4. Monterrey, Pinar d.5.7 
 5. Giron, Santiago5.7 
 6. Abreu, Villa Clara5.3 
 7. Torrientes, Matan.4.7 
 8. Ibanez, Camaguey4.3 
 9. Guzman, Capitalinos4.3 
 10. Hernandez, Ciego d.4.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Jorge ROMERO
  Villa Clara
  (186-G-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Romero, Villa Clara2.5 
 2. Machado, Villa Clara2.0 
 3. Cubillas, Villa Clara1.7 
 4. Ochoa, Santiago1.3 
 5. Perez, Villa Clara1.0 
 6. Blanco, Villa Clara1.0 
 7. Cala, Camaguey1.0 
 8. Castellanos, Ciego d.1.0 
 9. Font, Capitalinos1.0 
 10. Quintana, Pinar d.1.0 



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 14-1 
 2. AEK 11-4 
 3. Apoel 7-7 
 4. Enosis 6-9 
 5. Etha 3-11 
 6. Apollon 3-12 

Regular Season: Round 15

Feb. 11: Enosis - AEK 54-69
Feb. 11: Apollon - Keravnos 44-78
Feb. 12: Apoel - Etha


Div.A stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 18.8
 1. Esho, Etha18.8 
 2. Franklin, Apollon18.4 
 3. Ray, Enosis16.1 
 4. Jaxen, Etha15.6 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.4 
 6. Brezec, AEK15.2 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Blakes, Enosis14.2 
 9. Wright, Apoel14.1 
 10. Bussey, Apoel14.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maxie ESHO
  Etha
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 8.4
 1. Esho, Etha8.4 
 2. Raines, Apollon8.4 
 3. Thomas, Enosis7.7 
 4. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 5. Brezec, AEK7.0 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.9 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel5.9 
 9. O''Brien, Keravnos5.9 
 10. Wright, Apoel5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Barker, Keravnos6.2 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.6 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.6 
 5. Ross, Keravnos4.0 
 6. Jaxen, Etha3.6 
 7. Koronides, Apollon3.6 
 8. Blakes, Enosis3.3 
 9. Colimon, Etha3.2 
 10. Brown, Apoel3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.4 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 5. Pittakas, Apollon1.6 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel1.6 
 7. Washington, Enosis1.5 
 8. Barker, Keravnos1.5 
 9. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 10. Ray, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 3. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 4. Mobley, Apoel1.0 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. Suleiman, Apollon0.9 
 7. Brezec, AEK0.7 
 8. O''Brien, Keravnos0.7 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel0.7 
 10. Esho, Etha0.6 



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
Places 1-6
 1. CEZ Nymburk 22-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 18-4 
 3. BK Decin 16-8 
 4. USK Praha 12-10 
 5. BK Opava 12-11 
 6. BK Kolin 11-12 
Places 7-12
 1. Usti n/Labem 9-14 
 2. Prostejov 8-15 
 3. Svitavy 8-15 
 4. J.Hradec 7-16 
 5. MMCITE Brno 7-16 
 6. NH Ostrava 7-16 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 1

Places 1-6

Feb. 11: CEZ Nymburk - BK Kolin 90-57
Feb. 11: BK Decin - BK Opava 112-109
Feb. 11: BK Pardubice - USK Praha

Places 7-12

Feb. 11: MMCITE Brno - Prostejov 86-77
Feb. 7: Usti n/Labem - Svitavy 61-75
Feb. 11: NH Ostrava - J.Hradec 101-83


Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Bohacik, USK Praha18.2 
 3. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec17.6 
 5. Jacobs, Prostejov15.7 
 6. Brooks, J.Hradec15.7 
 7. Bakic, BK Kolin15.5 
 8. Pecka, Usti n.15.3 
 9. Allen, CEZ Nymburk15.2 
 10. Skinner, BK Kolin14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.9 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.1 
 6. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.9 
 7. Smith, NH Ostrava6.6 
 8. Tawiah, J.Hradec6.6 
 9. Skinner, BK Kolin6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.1 
 4. Kouril, BK Opava5.1 
 5. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 6. Sotnar, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Simmons, Prostejov4.6 
 9. Slezak, Svitavy4.6 
 10. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.7 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.4 
 3. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec2.1 
 5. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 6. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 7. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Allen, CEZ Nymburk1.6 
 10. Tomanec, MMCITE B.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.7 
 3. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 4. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 6. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.0 
 9. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 
 10. Jacobs, Prostejov0.8 


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. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek19.8 
 7. Sebela, Sokol S.19.3 
 8. Streba, USK P.18.9 
 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. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.2 
 8. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 9. Streba, USK P.8.8 
 10. Bubak, Vysocina8.6 
Assists Per Game
 Jan SOTNAR
  Slavoj L.
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 8.1
 1. Sotnar, Slavoj L.8.1 
 2. Jakubu, Novy Jicin5.0 
 3. Klecka, Opava B5.0 
 4. Petric, Pardubice4.9 
 5. Pumprla, Zlin4.7 
 6. Jancik, Havirov4.7 
 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. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 4. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.4 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 7. Novak, Olomouc SK2.1 
 8. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
 9. Branda, Opava B2.0 
 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. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 3. Kolonicny, Havirov1.7 
 4. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.3 
 5. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 7. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 
 10. Kvapil, Opava B0.9 



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 18-2 
 2. Bakken 14-3 
 3. Naestved 11-9 
 4. Svendborg 11-11 
 5. Horsholm 10-11 
 6. SISU 9-13 
 7. Randers 9-14 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 11: Horsholm - Randers 83-66
Feb. 11: Svendborg - SISU 68-94
Feb. 12: Horsens IC - Naestved
Feb. 12: Bakken - Stevnsgade


Danish Ligaen round 22 best performance: Devaughn Akoon-Purcell - by Eurobasket News

American-Trinidad and Tobago Guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-G-93) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Bakken, receiving a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
The 23-year old player was the main contributor (22 points, two rebounds and six assists) to his team's victory, helping them to outclass Randers (#6, 9-13) with 34-point margin 103-69. Bakken maintains the 2nd position in Danish Ligaen. They are still close to the very top. Bakken would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. In the team's last game Akoon-Purcell had a remarkable 55.6% from 2-point range. He turned to be Bakken's top player in his first season with the team. Devaughn Akoon-Purcell averages this season 21.3ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old American Tanner McGrew (203-F-93, agency: Duran International) of SISU. McGrew had a very good evening with a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds. Of course he led SISU to another comfortable win 95-80 over slightly higher-ranked Horsholm (#5, 9-11) being unquestionably team leader. SISU's 7th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 8-13 record. McGrew is a newcomer at SISU, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 17.2ppg (#6). His other stats are also decent: 10.8rpg and 3.8apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was another SISU's star - Ivorian forward Adjehi Baru (206-F-91). Baru showcased his all-around game by recording 19 points, ten rebounds and four assists in the last round. He was another key player of SISU, helping his team with a 95-80 easy win against slightly higher-ranked Horsholm (#5, 9-11). The chances of SISU not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 13 games, recording just eight victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Baru could try to bring SISU's a little bit higher in the standings. Baru has individually a great season in Denmark. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.4rpg (6th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 57.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Moritz Lanegger (190-PG-90) of Naestved - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists
5. Derrick Wilson (185-PG-92) of SISU - 18 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Frederik Nielsen (178-PG-88) of Horsholm - 11 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
7. Phillip Nolan (210-C/F-93) of Naestved - 26 points and 5 rebounds
8. Harding NaNa (203-F-81) of Svendborg - 18 points and 9 rebounds
9. Jyles Smith (209-PF-92) of Horsholm - 16 points and 9 rebounds
10. Mike Gesell (188-G-93) of Bakken - 12 points and 4 assists

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



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Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 22-12 
 2. Delaware 87ers 17-16 
 3. Westchester K. 14-19 
 4. Long Island N. 13-22 
 5. Greensboro S. 12-23 
 6. Erie Bay H. 10-23 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 24-9 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 19-11 
 3. Canton C. 18-15 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 18-17 
 5. Windy City B. 14-17 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 26-8 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 18-14 
 3. N.Arizona S. 14-17 
 4. Reno B. 11-22 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 11-22 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 24-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 22-13 
 3. Rio Grande VV 20-14 
 4. Texas L. 15-17 
 5. Austin S. 15-18 
 6. Iowa E. 8-25 

Regular Season: Round 81

Feb. 11: Los Angeles D. - Oklahoma City B 128-134
Feb. 11: Windy City B. - Long Island N. 128-106
Feb. 11: Raptors 905 - Canton C. 118-88
Feb. 11: Texas L. - Iowa E. 114-98
Feb. 11: Westchester K. - N.Arizona S. 114-103
Feb. 11: Greensboro S. - Reno B. 113-105
Feb. 11: Santa Cruz W. - Austin S. 113-100
Feb. 11: Sioux Falls S. - Rio Grande VV 108-122
Feb. 11: Delaware 87ers - Ft.Wayne MA 100-92

Regular Season: Round 82

Feb. 12: Maine RC - Grand Rapids D.
Feb. 12: Ft.Wayne MA - Erie Bay H.
Feb. 12: Los Angeles D. - Austin S.
Feb. 12: Santa Cruz W. - Oklahoma City B


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Pierre JACKSON
  Texas L.
  (180-PG-91)
  Avg: 29.6
 1. Jackson, Texas L.29.6 
 2. Harris, Texas L.26.4 
 3. Cook, Canton C.26.1 
 4. Blue, Los A.25.4 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.2 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 8. Nader, Maine RC22.3 
 9. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.5 
 10. Jones, Maine RC21.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.12.0 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.11.1 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.9 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.4 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
 9. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
 10. Zimmerman, Erie B.9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Magette, Los A.9.4 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.6 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.0 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.6.9 
 9. Cook, Canton C.6.7 
 10. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.6 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 4. Harris, Texas L.2.3 
 5. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 6. Fells, Westches.2.2 
 7. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 8. Price, Erie Bay H.2.0 
 9. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.0 
 10. Evans, Canton C.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Christian WOOD
  Greensbo.
  (208-F-95)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 2. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.5 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 6. Obekpa, Santa C.2.1 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 


Texas Legends tab Stephane Lasme - by Eurobasket News

Texas Legends inked experienced 35-year old Gabonese center Stephane Lasme (203-98kg-82, college: Massachusetts). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 36 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.6bpg last season. Lasme helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Lasme also played 24 games in Eurocup where he had 11.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
The previous (14-15) season Lasme played at Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league. In 36 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final. Lasme also played 28 games in Euroleague where he got 6.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2007 Lasme was drafted by Jackson Wildcats (USBL) in third round (22nd overall).
The former University of Massachusetts standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Lasme won Greek League championship title in 2014.
Lasme also represented Gabon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 77.8%.
Lasme is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Blusens Monbus), NBA (Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors), Greece (Panathinaikos) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
Lasme is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Texas Legends.
Lasme's game is described as: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Extremely mobile and athletic player. Runs the court like a guard and shows rare lateral quickness for a player his size. Fluent shot blocker capable of dominating the lane. Excellent out of position rebounder. Plays the game with raw aggression and passion. Underrated post passer who has little problems identifying open players.
Has problems setting up in the low post as he is often rooted out due to lack of body strength. Still learning the nuances of the game which really show up in his court awareness
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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D-Fenders Acquire DeJuan Blair From Legends - by Eurobasket News

The Los Angeles D-Fenders have acquired center DeJuan Blair (6'7''-F/C-89, college: Pittsburgh) from the Texas Legends in exchange for a 2017 fourth round draft pick. A veteran of 424 career NBA games, the 6-foot-7 Blair has career averages of 6.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game with San Antonio, Dallas and Washington. Meanwhile, he has averaged 10.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 16.2 minutes through six games with the Texas Legends this season, his first in the NBA D-League. Blair, a former standout at the University of Pittsburgh, was a consensus First-Team All-American and co-Big East Player of the Year in 2009. He averaged 13.6 points and 10.7 rebounds in two seasons at Pitt before being selected by the Spurs with the 37th overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft.
Courtesy of: realgm.com



Vipers Run Away from Skyforce for 122-108 Win - by Eurobasket News

For the second time in as many nights, the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (20-14) topped the Sioux Falls Skyforce (22-13), earning a 122-108 victory at the Sanford Pentagon on Saturday night. The Vipers jumped out to an early lead, scoring 42 points in the first quarter and never looked back. Houston Rockets assignee Kyle Wiltjer (6'10''-F-92, college: Gonzaga) was hot early on, and helped the Vipers close out the game scoring 27 points and collecting six rebounds in the Vipers win. After allowing 71 points in the first half, the Skyforce trailed by 15 at the break. Over the course of the second half Sioux Falls was able to cut the lead to as little as seven points, but were never able to come closer as the Vipers once again increased their lead to double digits in the final minutes. Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88, college: Oakland) paced the Skyforce offensive attack by tallying 21 points and collecting 10 rebounds, earning his league-leading 22nd double-double on the season. Benson has now recorded a double-double in all five games played during the month of February. Patrick Miller (6'1''-PG-92, college: Tennessee St.) notched 20 points to go along with five rebounds and five assists, marking the 12th time he's scored 10-or-more points in his last 14 games. Bubu Palo and Ike Nwamu (6'5''-G-93, college: UNLV) each scored 17, and Jabril Trawick (6'5''-G-92, college: Georgetown) added 18 points off the bench in the loss for Sioux Falls. Chinanu Onuaku (6'10''-C/F-96, college: Louisville) tallied another double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while Isaiah Taylor (6'1''-PG-94, college: Texas) scored 25 points off the bench for Rio Grande Valley. In total, the Vipers saw six players score in double-figures including all five starters.
Courtesy of: oursportscentral.com



Morris' triple-double leads RGV Vipers past Sioux Falls Skyforce - by Eurobasket News

Darius Morris (6'4''-G-91, college: Michigan) posted a triple double with 19 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, leading the RGV Vipers to a 116-112 win against the Sioux Falls Skyforce on Friday at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The win moves the Vipers to 19-14 overall, good for third place in the Western Conference standings. Morris was one of three leading scorers for the Vipers, as JP Tokoto (6'6''-F-93, college: N.Carolina) scored 19 points with 9 rebounds and Isaiah Taylor also netted 19. Chinanu Onuaku (6'10''-C/F-96, college: Louisville) had 18 points with 12 rebounds, and Gary Payton II (6'3''-G-92, college: Oregon St.) II scored 17 points. Sioux Falls was led by 26 points and 15 assists from Patrick Miller, while Stefan Jankovic (6'11''-F-93, college: Hawaii) netted 20 points. The Vipers made 12 3-pointers, including five by Tokoto, and scored 30 points at the free-throw line, led by Taylor's 10-of-10 shooting at the stripe. Rio Grande Valley led 34-32 after the opening quarter and used a 16-3 run to start the second quarter to open a 50-35 lead. Sioux Falls pulled as close as 3 points in the third quarter and also reached the same margin three times in the fourth. After the Skyforce pulled within 113-110 with 2:45 to play, the team was held scoreless for the next 2:39, only scoring with 6.4 seconds remaining to set the final margin.
Courtesy of: themonitor.com



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Standings - KML

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

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 11: Valga - Parnu 89-99
Feb. 10: TTU - Rapla 85-78
Feb. 10: Tarvas - Kalev/Cramo 77-103
Feb. 14: Parnu - TTU
Feb. 15: Tarvas - Rapla


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.20.7 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.1 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.18.9 
 4. Olmre, TTU18.7 
 5. Strupovics, Valga18.3 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Jarvelainen, TTU17.3 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu15.4 
 9. Post, Tarvas14.6 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.14.1 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.2 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU9.2 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.5 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.2 
 7. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu7.5 
 9. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock4.3 
 4. Olmre, TTU4.2 
 5. Bratoz, Rapla4.0 
 6. Post, Tarvas4.0 
 7. Jones, TL.4.0 
 8. Paiste, Tarvas3.8 
 9. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 10. Saage, TL.3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 4. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 5. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 6. Dzeletovic, TL.1.7 
 7. Tamm, TL.1.7 
 8. Bratoz, Rapla1.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas1.5 
 10. Kaldre, Noorteliiga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 2. van-der-Mars, Rap.1.1 
 3. Upshaw, Kalev/Cr.1.0 
 4. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 5. Bubalo, Parnu0.9 
 6. Raadik, TTU0.9 
 7. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 8. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 9. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 10. Perine, Tarvas0.7 



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

31-year old power forward Georgios Printezis (204-PF-85, agency: Octagon Europe) put on an amazing game in the last round for Olympiacos and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 22.
He had a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Zalgiris (#10, 9-13) 73-64. Olympiacos maintains the 3rd position in Euroleague . They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Olympiacos will need more victories to improve their 16-6 record. In the team's last game Printezis had a remarkable 57.1% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Olympiacos, through which he has constantly improved. Georgios Printezis averages this season 13.0ppg.

Second best performed player last round was Alex Tyus (203-C-88) of Galatasaray. He is American-Israeli center in his first season at Galatasaray. In the last game Tyus recorded impressive 19 points and 9 rebounds. Of course Galatasaray cruised to a 69-62 relatively comfortable win over the higher-ranked FC Barcelona (#12, 8-14). The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Galatasaray left the very bottom place moving slightly to 15th position. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-15 record. Tyus is a newcomer at Galatasaray and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Nikita Kurbanov (202-F-86) of league's second-best CSKA. Kurbanov scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was a key player of CSKA, leading his team to a 102-80 easy win against the lower-ranked Crvena Zvezda (#6, 12-10). CSKA needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 16 victories and 6 lost games. Kurbanov has a very solid season. In 22 games in Euroleague he scored 6.8ppg. He also has 4.2rpg and FGP: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Ante Zizic (210-F/C-97) of Darussafaka - 14 points and 10 rebounds
5. Luka Mitrovic (204-PF-93) of Crvena Zvezda - 16 points and 9 assists
6. Johannes Voigtmann (211-C-92) of Baskonia - 13 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Keith Langford (193-SG-83) of Unics - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Nando De Colo (196-SG-87) of CSKA - 25 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Anthony Randolph (211-F/C-89) of Real Madrid - 19 points and 4 rebounds
10. Blake Schilb (201-G/F-83) of Galatasaray - 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Korisliiga

Korisliiga Standings
 1. Helsinki Seagulls 19-6 
 2. Salon Vilpas 18-7 
 3. Kauhajoki 17-10 
 4. Kataja Basket 16-8 
 5. Lapua 14-12 
 6. Kouvot 11-14 
 7. BC Nokia 11-15 
 8. KTP Basket 10-17 
 9. Pyrinto 9-18 
 10. Korihait 4-22 

Regular Season: Round 29

Feb. 11: Kauhajoki - Pyrinto 92-90
Feb. 8: Lapua - Korihait 82-73
Feb. 11: Korihait - Kouvot 81-87
Feb. 10: KTP Basket - Kataja Basket 79-82
Feb. 8: Salon Vilpas - Helsinki Seagulls 78-87

Regular Season: Round 30

Feb. 15: Kouvot - Salon Vilpas
Feb. 15: Helsinki Seagulls - Korihait
Feb. 15: Kauhajoki - Lapua
Feb. 15: Kataja Basket - BC Nokia
Feb. 17: Pyrinto - Kouvot
Feb. 18: KTP Basket - Salon Vilpas


Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 17-4 
 2. Espoo United 15-5 
 3. ToPo 12-8 
 4. Oulun NMKY 11-9 
 5. Jyvaskyla BA 10-9 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 9-11 
 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. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY 70-63
Feb. 9: HBA-Marsky - Jyvaskyla BA 67-51
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. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 8. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 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. Stahl, Oulun N.11.1 
 8. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 9. Flemings, FoKoPo11.1 
 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.4.9 
 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. Moore, ToPo2.3 
 6. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 7. Kuusisto, ToPo2.2 
 8. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 9. Heinonen, Munkkini.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.1.3 
 8. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.2 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.0 



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  FRANCE  

Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 10: Le Portel - Nancy 98-64
Feb. 10: Antibes - Monaco 84-91
Feb. 11: Limoges - Strasbourg 83-76
Feb. 11: Chalon - Cholet 79-66
Feb. 10: Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 78-72
Feb. 11: Le Mans - Nanterre 75-85
Feb. 11: Orleans - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 53-64
Feb. 13: Chalons-Reims - Paris-Levallois
Feb. 12: Gravelines - ASVEL


Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 18.9
 1. Gibson, Gravelines18.9 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois16.7 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.2 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines15.8 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.4 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.8 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.8 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 6. Yeguete, Le Mans7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.0 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.8 
 10. Koffi, Pau-Lacq.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.7 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.2 
 9. Nelson, AS.4.3 
 10. Rich, Paris-Levallois4.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 3. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 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: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 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. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 8. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 9. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.9 


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. Roanne 9-9 
 8. Blois 9-9 
 9. Denain 9-9 
 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. 11: Blois - Denain 73-70
Feb. 10: Nantes - St Quentin 66-68
Feb. 10: Lille - Le Havre 65-72


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. Williams, Boulazac7.4 
 8. Paumier, Boulogne7.4 
 9. Fairell, Rouen7.4 
 10. Diame, Blois7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Dustin WARE
  Vichy C.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Ware, Vichy C.6.7 
 2. Rigaux, Maurienne6.3 
 3. Turner, Blois6.3 
 4. King, Le Havre6.2 
 5. Threatt, Poitiers6.2 
 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. McKnight, Nantes1.7 
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. Diame, Blois1.2 
 7. Traore, Lille1.1 
 8. Rinna, St Chamond1.1 
 9. Jones, Lille1.1 
 10. Fouse, Charleville1.1 


Standings - N1

NM1 Standings
 1. Quimper 17-6 
 2. Souffel 17-6 
 3. Caen 17-6 
 4. RAC Basket 15-8 
 5. GET Vosges 14-9 
 6. Orchies 14-9 
 7. Lourdes 12-11 
 8. ALS Basket 11-12 
 9. St Vallier 11-12 
 10. Vitre 10-12 
 11. Rennes 10-13 
 12. Gries/Oberhoffen 10-13 
 13. Chartres 10-13 
 14. Challans 10-13 
 15. SAP Vaucluse 10-13 
 16. Angers BC 9-13 
 17. Lorient 8-14 
 18. CFBB 0-22 

Regular Season: Round 23

Feb. 11: SAP Vaucluse - Chartres 90-72
Feb. 11: Orchies - ALS Basket 86-84
Feb. 11: Rennes - Souffel 81-82
Feb. 11: Quimper - Lourdes 76-82
Feb. 11: St Vallier - Caen 75-96
Feb. 11: GET Vosges - Challans 56-62
Feb. 11: Gries/Oberhoffen - RAC Basket 100-73
Feb. 11: CFBB - Vitre
Feb. 11: Lorient - Angers BC


Stats Leaders - N1

Points Per Game
 Steffon BRADFORD
  St Vallier
  (198-F/C-77)
  Avg: 18.4
 1. Bradford, St Vallier18.4 
 2. Brooks, ALS Basket18.4 
 3. Craion, Lorient17.2 
 4. Smith, Orchies16.8 
 5. Geiger, SAP V.16.6 
 6. Vaty, Lourdes16.6 
 7. Newson, Lorient16.5 
 8. Mitchell, Chartres16.1 
 9. Thondique, Gries/Ob.15.9 
 10. Doumbia, Gries/Ob.15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Gregg THONDIQUE
  Gries/Ob.
  (201-F-87)
  Avg: 9.6
 1. Thondique, Gries/Ob.9.6 
 2. Kovanusic, ALS B.9.1 
 3. Staniulis, Souffel9.0 
 4. Blackwell, ALS B.7.7 
 5. Gourari, RAC Basket7.7 
 6. Alliman, SAP V.7.5 
 7. Anderson, RAC B.7.5 
 8. Cox, Challans7.5 
 9. Craion, Lorient7.5 
 10. Quincy-Jones, Vitre7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Xane D''ALMEIDA
  Lourdes
  (181-PG-83)
  Avg: 7.3
 1. Dalmeida, Lourdes7.3 
 2. Romain, Chartres6.7 
 3. Rathieuville, Rennes5.5 
 4. Delhomme, St Vallier5.5 
 5. Varanauskas, Gries/Ob.5.3 
 6. Bichard, RAC Basket5.1 
 7. Suhard, Angers BC5.0 
 8. Siegwarth, Vitre4.6 
 9. Neri, ALS Basket4.5 
 10. Smith, Orchies4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Michael CRAION
  Lorient
  (195-F-89)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Craion, Lorient3.1 
 2. Gibson, Challans2.3 
 3. Davis, Rennes2.3 
 4. Cornely, Caen2.2 
 5. Neri, ALS Basket2.0 
 6. Dalmeida, Lourdes1.9 
 7. Demuynck, Lourdes1.8 
 8. Newson, Lorient1.8 
 9. Pene, Rennes1.7 
 10. Damachoua, Lorient1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Demond WATT
  Angers BC
  (200-F-89)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Watt, Angers BC1.3 
 2. Jakstas, Gries/Ob.1.3 
 3. Negrobar, Rennes1.1 
 4. Bobrov, Quimper1.0 
 5. Monteiro, Caen1.0 
 6. Diarra, Caen0.9 
 7. Soumaoro, SAP V.0.9 
 8. Rakocevic, Orchies0.9 
 9. Kayembe, Souffel0.8 
 10. Davis, Rennes0.8 



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  FYR MACEDONIA  

D1 Standings

Prva Standings
 1. Rabotnicki 10-2 
 2. Feni Industries 10-2 
 3. Kumanovo 8-3 
 4. Kozuv 7-4 
 5. Strumica 5-6 
 6. Pelister Bitola 4-8 
 7. Ohrid AV 2-9 
 8. Vardar 0-12 
Play in international cups:
 1. Karpos Sokoli
 2. MZT Skopje

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 11: Rabotnicki - Ohrid AV 97-61
Feb. 11: Vardar - Kozuv 73-86
Feb. 11: Strumica - Pelister Bitola 66-64
Feb. 11: Kumanovo - Feni Industries 64-60

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 25: Kumanovo - Vardar
Feb. 25: Ohrid AV - Kozuv
Feb. 25: Feni Industries - Strumica
Feb. 25: Pelister Bitola - Rabotnicki


Stats Leaders - Superleague

Points Per Game
 Kenyon MCNEAILL
  Kozuv
  (185-PG-91)
  Avg: 18.6
 1. McNeaill, Kozuv18.6 
 2. Mijatovic, Kuman.17.5 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar17.0 
 4. Yanev Georgi., Koz.16.3 
 5. Mijovic, Kozuv16.2 
 6. Hawkins, Pelister.16.0 
 7. Zivcevic, Strumica15.0 
 8. Brown, Kumanovo14.8 
 9. Ceskovic, Feni I.14.6 
 10. Misanovic, Rabotnicki14.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Milivoje MIJOVIC
  Kozuv
  (200-PF-91)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Mijovic, Kozuv11.6 
 2. Pavic, Feni I.10.0 
 3. Vasilic, Ohrid AV9.5 
 4. Ibitayo, Vardar7.5 
 5. Andrejevic, Pelister.7.2 
 6. Golubovic, Pelister.7.0 
 7. Cekovski, Rabotnicki6.6 
 8. Zekjiri, Vardar6.4 
 9. Misanovic, Rabotnicki6.3 
 10. Nikolovski, Feni I.6.2 
Assists Per Game
 Vlado ILIEVSKI
  Rabotnicki
  (188-PG-80)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Ilievski, Rabotnicki6.9 
 2. Karadzovski, Kuman.4.4 
 3. Bogoev, Strumica4.3 
 4. Kostovski, Kuman.4.2 
 5. Mirakovski, Rabot.4.1 
 6. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.4.0 
 7. McNeaill, Kozuv4.0 
 8. Magdevski, Feni I.3.8 
 9. Petrovski, Feni I.3.6 
 10. Cekovski, Rabotnicki3.6 
Steals Per Game
 Deji IBITAYO
  Vardar
  (193-G-93)
  Avg: 3.8
 1. Ibitayo, Vardar3.8 
 2. Brown, Kumanovo2.0 
 3. Mladenovic, Ohrid A.1.6 
 4. Dimcevski, Kozuv1.5 
 5. Ilievski, Rabotnicki1.4 
 6. Jokic, Strumica1.4 
 7. Hall, Kozuv1.3 
 8. Zivcevic, Strumica1.3 
 9. Nikolic, Rabotnicki1.3 
 10. Magdevski, Feni I.1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Nenad MISANOVIC
  Rabotnicki
  (217-C-84)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Misanovic, Rabotnicki1.4 
 2. Krstevski, Kozuv1.1 
 3. Ibitayo, Vardar1.0 
 4. Temelkovski, Rabot.1.0 
 5. Djekic, Feni I.0.9 
 6. Maslinko, Rabotnicki0.9 
 7. Besovic, Strumica0.8 
 8. Zekjiri, Vardar0.7 
 9. Mijatovic, Kuman.0.6 
 10. Janevski, Kumanovo0.6 


Milton Jennings (ex MZT Skopje) joins Winterthur - by Eurobasket News

BC Winterthur (LNA) agreed terms with 27-year old American forward Milton Jennings (206-102kg-90, college: Clemson, agency: Court Side). He played most recently at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga.
The previous (13-14) season Jennings played at Bondi Ferrara in Italian Serie A where in 39 games he had 12.5ppg, 7.7rpg and 1.1apg. He helped them to make it to the semifinals.
Jennings was selected to High School McDonald's All-Star Game back in 2009 at his college time.
Jennings graduated from Clemson University in 2013 and actually missed last season. It is his fourth season as a professional player.
On Jennings: A forward/center with great athletic skills, he's fundamentally sound and is expected to improve a lot in his first professional season.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Prva Liga Round 12 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

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

Prva Liga round 12 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Feni Industries (10-2) against third ranked Kumanovo (8-3) 64-60 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Feni Industries. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 17-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American point guard Yonel Brown (175-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. point guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) replied with 5 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists for Feni Industries. Kumanovo maintains third position with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Feni Industries at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Rabotnicki who have the same record. Just two games before the end of Regular Season and it may be the most important game of the season next round when Feni Industries faces Strumica trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kumanovo will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vardar in Skopje.
Important game to mention about took place in Strumica. Fifth ranked Strumica (5-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Pelister Bitola (4-8) 66-64 in the fight for the fifth place. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and Eftim Bogoev who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin center Miko Golubovic (206-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. Strumica maintains fifth position with 5-6 record. Pelister Bitola lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. Strumica will play against league's second-placed Feni Industries in Kavadarci in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pelister Bitola will play at home against the league's leader Rabotnicki (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Prva Liga top team - Rabotnicki (10-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Ohrid AV (2-9) in Skopje 97-61. The winners were led by Andrej Maslinko who scored that evening 19 points and 9 rebounds. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by Stevan Gligorijevic did not help to save the game for Ohrid AV. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rabotnicki maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Feni Industries. Ohrid AV lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Rabotnicki will meet Pelister Bitola (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Ohrid AV will play against Kozuv and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Vardar is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to fourth ranked Kozuv (7-4) 86-73. The best player for the winners was Larry Hall who scored 21 points. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Kozuv maintains fourth position with 7-4 record. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Kozuv's next round opponent will be Ohrid AV (#7) on the road. Vardar will play against Kumanovo and hopes to get finally their first victory.

Kumanovo - Feni Industries 64-60

Prva Liga round 12 caused change at the leadership position. Second defeat of league's leader Feni Industries (10-2) against third ranked Kumanovo (8-3) 64-60 was the most important game of the last round. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of Feni Industries. The hosts trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 17-11 charge, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American point guard Yonel Brown (175-94, college: Kennesaw St., agency: BeoExcell) who led his team to a victory with 15 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists. Serbian swingman Miladin Pekovic (197-83, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Jane Petrovski (181-87) replied with 5 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists and point guard Boban Stajic (185-93) added 12 points in the effort for Feni Industries. Kumanovo maintains third position with 8-3 record having just three points less than leader Rabotnicki. Feni Industries at the other side still keep top place with two games lost. They were joined at the leadership position by Rabotnicki who have the same record. Just two games before the end of Regular Season and it may be the most important game of the season next round when Feni Industries faces Strumica trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Kumanovo will try to continue on its current victory against eighth ranked Vardar in Skopje.
Top scorers:
Feni Industries: B.Stajic 12+2reb+2ast, G.Markovski 9+4reb+1ast, M.Ceskovic 9, B.Djekic 9+6reb+1ast, K.Nikolovski 7+6reb, A.Magdevski 6+1reb+3ast
Kumanovo: Y.Brown 15+5reb+5ast, M.Janevski 13+5reb, M.Pekovic 10+10reb+3ast, S.Zivanovic 8+3reb+1ast, D.Karadzovski 7+5reb+2ast, D.Mijatovic 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 512039


Strumica - Pelister Bitola 66-64

Important game to mention about took place in Strumica. Fifth ranked Strumica (5-6) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 6th ranked Pelister Bitola (4-8) 66-64 in the fight for the fifth place. Pelister Bitola was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 22-14 third quarter run of Strumica. Strangely Pelister Bitola outrebounded Strumica 42-21 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Worth to mention a great performance of Serbian forward Petar Jokic (201-91) who helped to win the game recording 18 points and 5 rebounds and point guard Eftim Bogoev (185-80) who added 15 points and 6 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was Montenegrin center Miko Golubovic (206-82, agency: Global Sports Plaza) with a double-double by scoring 12 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists and point guard Gjorgi Anakievski (185-85) scored 19 points and 4 assists. Strumica maintains fifth position with 5-6 record. Pelister Bitola lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the sixth place with eight games lost. Strumica will play against league's second-placed Feni Industries in Kavadarci in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Pelister Bitola will play at home against the league's leader Rabotnicki (#1) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Pelister Bitola: G.Anakievski 19+4reb+4ast, P.Hawkins 17+3reb+5ast, M.Golubovic 12+13reb+4ast, M.Andrejevic 7+6reb+1ast, D.Zaharievski 5+10reb, D.Ilievski 4+1reb
Strumica: P.Jokic 18+5reb+2ast, E.Bogoev 15+6ast, D.Makenadziev 11+3reb+3ast, A.Stefanovski 9+2reb+1ast, V.Brckov 7+7reb+6ast, D.Delipetrov 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 512041


Rabotnicki - Ohrid AV 97-61

Prva Liga top team - Rabotnicki (10-2) had no problems winning another game on Saturday. This time they crushed seventh ranked Ohrid AV (2-9) in Skopje 97-61. The game without a history. Rabotnicki led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 18-of-20 free shots (90.0 percent) during the game. Rabotnicki outrebounded Ohrid AV 34-21 including a 28-14 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. The winners were led by the former international Andrej Maslinko (206-97, agency: BeoBasket) who scored that evening 19 points and 9 rebounds and Serbian center Nenad Misanovic (217-84) supported him with 19 points and 9 rebounds (perfect from the field making all six shots). Five Rabotnicki players scored in double figures. Even 16 points and 6 rebounds by Serbian Stevan Gligorijevic (196-98) did not help to save the game for Ohrid AV. Slavisa Janeski (-90) added 10 points and 6 assists. Ohrid AV's coach Petar Chochoroski gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rabotnicki maintains first position with 10-2 record, which they share with Feni Industries. Ohrid AV lost fourth consecutive game. Newly promoted team keeps the seventh place with nine games lost. Rabotnicki will meet Pelister Bitola (#6) on the road in the next round where they are favorite. Ohrid AV will play against Kozuv and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ohrid AV: S.Gligorijevic 16+6reb+2ast, M.Arsoski 12+2reb+1ast, S.Janeski 10+1reb+6ast, S.Mihajlovski 8+3reb+1ast, M.Petrovski 7+1reb, P.Vilarov 3+1reb
Rabotnicki: V.Efremovski 24+2reb+1ast, A.Maslinko 19+9reb+3ast, N.Misanovic 19+9reb+3ast, P.Nikolic 12+2reb+4ast, G.Cekovski 10+4reb+7ast, K.Pavlovski 6
gschID: 512040


Vardar - Kozuv 73-86

Bottom-ranked Vardar is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their 12th consecutive match to fourth ranked Kozuv (7-4) 86-73. The game was mostly controlled by Kozuv. Vardar was better in third quarter 26-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Vardar 38-21 including a 26-12 advantage in defensive rebounds. The best player for the winners was American guard Larry Hall (190-83, college: W.Oregon) who scored 21 points. Serbian-Bosnian forward Nikola Djurasovic (197-83) chipped in 16 points and 8 rebounds. Kozuv's coach Igor Mihajlovski allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was American-Nigerian guard Deji Ibitayo (193-93, college: Akron, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who recorded 26 points and 8 rebounds and swingman Damjan Robev (192-97) added 17 points respectively. Kozuv maintains fourth position with 7-4 record. Newly promoted Vardar still closes the standings with 12 games lost. Kozuv's next round opponent will be Ohrid AV (#7) on the road. Vardar will play against Kumanovo and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Vardar: D.Ibitayo 26+8reb+2ast, D.Robev 17+2reb+2ast, B.Mitkov 7+3reb, D.Srbinovski 7+4ast, J.Zekjiri 7+2reb+2ast, V.Levkoski 4+2reb+2ast
Kozuv: L.Hall 21+3reb+3ast, M.Mijovic 18+4reb, N.Djurasovic 16+8reb+2ast, K.McNeaill 8+4reb+1ast, B.Krstevski 7+3reb+2ast, K.Anikenko 6+8reb+2ast
gschID: 512038





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Texas Legends tab Stephane Lasme - by Eurobasket News

Texas Legends inked experienced 35-year old Gabonese center Stephane Lasme (203-98kg-82, college: Massachusetts). He played most recently at Galatasaray in Turkish BSL league. In 36 games he averaged 11.6ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.6bpg last season. Lasme helped them to make it to the semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was awarded Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year, selected to 1st Team and selected to All-Imports Team. Lasme also played 24 games in Eurocup where he had 11.2ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.4bpg.
He received also Eurobasket.com All-EuroCup Defensive Player of the Year award in 2016.
The previous (14-15) season Lasme played at Anadolu Efes (TBL) in Turkish league. In 36 games he recorded 9.6ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.1apg and 1.3bpg. He contributed to his team winning the Cup and make to league final. Lasme also played 28 games in Euroleague where he got 6.8ppg and 3.8rpg. He contributed to his team making it to the quarterfinals.
In 2007 Lasme was drafted by Jackson Wildcats (USBL) in third round (22nd overall).
The former University of Massachusetts standoutis in his tenth season in pro basketball.
Lasme won Greek League championship title in 2014.
Lasme also represented Gabon at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 11.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.0spg, Blocks-3 (1.8bpg), FGP: 52.1%, 3PT: 9.1%, FT: 77.8%.
Lasme is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv), Russia (Spartak St.Petersburg), Serbia (Partizan), Spain (Blusens Monbus), NBA (Boston Celtics and Golden State Warriors), Greece (Panathinaikos) and D-League (Maine Red Claws).
Lasme is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Texas Legends.
Lasme's game is described as: (by Matthew Maurer for NBADraft.net in 2007)
Extremely mobile and athletic player. Runs the court like a guard and shows rare lateral quickness for a player his size. Fluent shot blocker capable of dominating the lane. Excellent out of position rebounder. Plays the game with raw aggression and passion. Underrated post passer who has little problems identifying open players.
Has problems setting up in the low post as he is often rooted out due to lack of body strength. Still learning the nuances of the game which really show up in his court awareness
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Highest League Standing

Superleague Standings
 1. Dinamo Tbilisi 16-0 
 2. Kutaisi 12-3 
 3. Rustavi 9-7 
 4. Sokhumi 7-9 
 5. Batumi 6-10 
 6. Cactus Tbilisi 6-10 
 7. Olimpi 4-11 
 8. Mgzavrebi 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 11: Rustavi - Olimpi 88-72
Feb. 10: Kutaisi - Sokhumi 75-60
Feb. 10: Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 74-81
Feb. 11: Cactus Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi 67-78

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 17: Rustavi - Kutaisi
Feb. 18: Cactus Tbilisi - Batumi
Feb. 18: Sokhumi - Dinamo Tbilisi
Feb. 18: Mgzavrebi - Olimpi


Geogian Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Kaheem RANSOM
  Mgzavrebi
  (185-PG-)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Ransom, Mgzavrebi20.7 
 2. Lewis-Briggs, Rustavi20.5 
 3. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi18.9 
 4. Miller, Sokhumi18.2 
 5. Shemosiuk, Batumi17.9 
 6. Allen, Mgzavrebi17.0 
 7. Lathan, Sokhumi16.8 
 8. Jintcharadze, Bat.15.9 
 9. Berishvili, Dinamo T.15.5 
 10. Florveus, Cactus T.14.7 
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, Rustavi9.8 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi9.4 
 5. Atuashvili, Rustavi9.4 
 6. Bekauri, Kutaisi8.4 
 7. Bridgeman, Cactus T.8.2 
 8. Tishchenko, Sokhu.8.1 
 9. Murphy, Mgzavrebi7.6 
 10. Tubak, Kutaisi7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Giorgi TSINTSADZE
  Kutaisi
  (192-PG-86)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Tsintsadze, Kutaisi6.2 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi5.8 
 3. Ransom, Mgzavrebi5.7 
 4. Lee, Rustavi5.5 
 5. Vaughn, Dinamo T.4.9 
 6. Mikeladze, Olimpi4.7 
 7. Rogava, Olimpi4.4 
 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: 5.7
 1. Allen, Mgzavrebi5.7 
 2. Miller, Sokhumi2.8 
 3. Ransom, Mgzavrebi2.7 
 4. Burnette, Olimpi2.4 
 5. Peters, Mgzavrebi2.3 
 6. Rogava, Olimpi2.1 
 7. Pkhakadze, Mgzav.2.1 
 8. Baqradze, Olimpi2.0 
 9. Lee, Rustavi2.0 
 10. Lomidze, Cactus T.1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Terik BRIDGEMAN
  Cactus T.
  (198-G-)
  Avg: 2
 1. Bridgeman, Cactus T.2.0 
 2. Tubak, Kutaisi1.8 
 3. Bekauri, Kutaisi1.8 
 4. Jgerenaia, Sokhumi1.6 
 5. Atuashvili, Rustavi1.6 
 6. Allen, Mgzavrebi1.3 
 7. Florveus, Cactus T.1.3 
 8. Pelcher, Batumi1.3 
 9. Rychlyuk, Sokhumi1.1 
 10. Murphy, Mgzavrebi1.1 


Superleague Round 16: Cactus Tbilisi are defeated by Mgzavrebi in a derby game - by Eurobasket News

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Cactus Tbilisi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi was defeated at home 67-78 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Cactus Tbilisi managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mgzavrebi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cactus Tbilisi's 30. Mgzavrebi forced 30 Cactus Tbilisi turnovers. Strangely Cactus Tbilisi outrebounded Mgzavrebi 46-33 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) who added 19 points and 6 steals during the contest. At the losing side guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 19 rebounds. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth position with 3-13 record. Cactus Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Batumi. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Kutaisi. Second ranked host Kutaisi (12-3) defeated 4th ranked Sokhumi (7-9) 75-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. The winners were led by the former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and Akaki Lomouri supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) did not help to save the game for Sokhumi. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-3 record having five points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Kutaisi will play against Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Superleague top team - Dinamo Tbilisi (16-0) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Batumi (6-10) 81-74. Mikheil Berishvili fired 25 points for the winners. Besik Lezhava produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) for lost side. Undefeated Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Third ranked Energy Invest (9-7) crushed at home 7th ranked Olimpi (4-11) by 16 points 88-72, which is the biggest margin this round. It was a very good performance for Maurice Lewis-Briggs who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Energy Invest maintains third position with 9-7 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Mgzavrebi.

Rustavi - Olimpi 88-72

Third ranked Energy Invest (9-7) crushed at home 7th ranked Olimpi (4-11) by 16 points 88-72, which is the biggest margin this round. The game was mostly controlled by Energy Invest. Olimpi was better in second period 26-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Energy Invest had a 32-21 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 21 assists. It was a very good performance for American forward Maurice Lewis-Briggs (203-90, college: Slippery Rock, agency: Mansfield and Associates) who helped to win the game recording 25 points and 7 rebounds. Center Sergo Atuashvili (223-85) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Energy Invest's coach Mikheil Beruashvili allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American forward Walter Pitchford (208-92, college: Nebraska) replied with 17 points and 7 rebounds and his fellow American import guard Tre Burnette (196, college: S.Dakota) added 11 points and 7 rebounds in the effort for Olimpi. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Energy Invest maintains third position with 9-7 record having seven points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Olimpi at the other side keeps the seventh place with 11 games lost. Energy Invest's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Kutaisi at home and it will be for sure the game of the week. Olimpi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Mgzavrebi.
Top scorers:
Rustavi: M.Lewis-Briggs 25+7reb, S.Atuashvili 16+8reb+1ast, C.Kasperbauer 14+7reb+2ast, C.Lee 12+1reb+7ast, R.Chachanidze 10+5reb+3ast, T.Spagnolo 7+8reb+6ast
Olimpi: W.Pitchford 17+7reb+2ast, A.Bolkvadze 13+5reb+1ast, T.Burnette 11+7reb+2ast, R.Rogava 10+4reb+3ast, I.Mikeladze 8+1reb+6ast, G.Baqradze 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 532301


Cactus Tbilisi - Mgzavrebi 67-78

The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Tbilisi: Mgzavrebi (#8) and Cactus Tbilisi (#5). Cactus Tbilisi was defeated at home 67-78 and even the fact of playing on their own court did not help. The game was mostly controlled by Mgzavrebi. Cactus Tbilisi managed to win second period 15-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Mgzavrebi dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Cactus Tbilisi's 30. Mgzavrebi forced 30 Cactus Tbilisi turnovers. Strangely Cactus Tbilisi outrebounded Mgzavrebi 46-33 including a 21-8 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Kaheem Ransom (185, college: Sam Houston St.) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals and point guard Corey Allen (185-92, college: S.Florida) who added 19 points and 6 steals during the contest. At the losing side guard Terik Bridgeman (198, college: William Pater.) responded with a double-double by scoring 10 points and 19 rebounds and center John Florveus (211-90, college: Georgia) scored 9 points and 13 rebounds. Four Cactus Tbilisi players scored in double figures. Mgzavrebi maintains eighth position with 3-13 record. Cactus Tbilisi at the other side keeps the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Batumi. Mgzavrebi's supporters look forward to another derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Olimpi.
Top scorers:
Mgzavrebi: G.Turdzeladze 19+3reb, C.Allen 19+4reb+2ast, K.Ransom 16+8reb+6ast, D.Taylor 7+4reb+1ast, R.Murphy 6+4reb+1ast, O.Pkhakadze 6+4reb+11ast
Cactus Tbilisi: I.Chlaidze 17+2reb+1ast, D.Lomidze 11+3reb+1ast, T.White 10+5reb+5ast, T.Bridgeman 10+19reb+2ast, J.Florveus 9+13reb+1ast, V.Baakashvili 7+4ast
gschID: 532300


Kutaisi - Sokhumi 75-60

The game between Top Four teams took place in Kutaisi. Second ranked host Kutaisi (12-3) defeated 4th ranked Sokhumi (7-9) 75-60. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Sokhumi. Sokhumi was ahead by 2 points at the halftime before a 36-19 second half run of Kutaisi. The winners were led by the former international Beka Bekauri (207-91) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds and forward Akaki Lomouri (198-91) supported him with 11 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Kutaisi players scored in double figures. Even a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds by American guard Dwayne Lathan (190-89, college: Indiana St.) did not help to save the game for Sokhumi. Power forward Oleksandr Tishchenko (205-89) added 13 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-3 record having five points less than leader Dinamo Tbilisi. Sokhumi at the other side keeps the fourth place with nine games lost. Kutaisi will play against Energy Invest (#3) in Rustavi in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Sokhumi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tbilisi Dinamo Tbilisi.
Top scorers:
Kutaisi: B.Bekauri 14+15reb, A.Boisa 14+6reb+1ast, Z.Pashaev 13+1reb+5ast, L.Tsekvava 13+3reb+4ast, A.Lomouri 11+7reb+5ast, T.Babunashvili 8+4reb
Sokhumi: D.Lathan 18+11reb+2ast, O.Tishchenko 13+10reb+2ast, D.Barbakadze 12+7reb+1ast, D.Zabirchenko 9+4reb+1ast, O.Buliava 4+1ast, R.Woodson 2+9reb+1ast
gschID: 532299


Batumi - Dinamo Tbilisi 74-81

Superleague top team - Dinamo Tbilisi (16-0) added another victory to their record on Friday. This time they beat fifth ranked Batumi (6-10) 81-74. The game without a history. Dinamo Tbilisi led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 19-of-24 free shots (79.2 percent) during the game. Strangely Batumi outrebounded Dinamo Tbilisi 40-25 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. The former international Mikheil Berishvili (204-87) fired 25 points for the winners. American guard Deonta Vaughn (185-86, college: Cincinnati, agency: Interperformances) chipped in 10 points and 6 assists. International Besik Lezhava (192-86, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists (made all of his seven free throws) and American center Chris Pelcher (208-91, college: New Hampshire) added 16 points and 12 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four Batumi players scored in double figures. Dinamo Tbilisi have an impressive 16-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 16-0 record. Batumi lost fifth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with ten games lost. They share the position with Cactus Tbilisi. Dinamo Tbilisi's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Tbilisi to the arena Sokhumi.
Top scorers:
Dinamo Tbilisi: M.Berishvili 25+2reb+2ast, M.Tchotchua 11+2reb+2ast, I.Londaridze 11+3reb+1ast, D.Vaughn 10+3reb+6ast, L.Patsatsia 9+4reb+3ast, N.Maravic 8+7reb+4ast
Batumi: B.Lezhava 19+5reb+7ast, C.Pelcher 16+12reb+1ast, I.Krivtsov 15+10reb+1ast, K.Jintcharadze 15+4reb, I.Maisuradze 9+4reb+2ast, M.Revazashvili 0
gschID: 532298





Bitsadze's double-double lands him A League Player of the Week award - by Eurobasket News

19-year old forward Konstantine Bitsadze (195-F-97) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Arena-76 and receives a Eurobasket.com A League Player of the Week award for round 3.
He had a double-double of 17 points and 17 rebounds, while his team beat SEU Tbilisi (#5, 0-3), the league's bottom-ranked team 83-70. Arena-76 maintains the 3rd position in Georgian A League. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game earlier this season. Arena-76 will need more victories to improve their 2-1 record. It was one of impressive evenings for Bitsadze as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Bitsadze has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (6th best: 9.7rpg) and averages solid 41.7% from behind 3-point line.

Second best performed player last round was Brian Blackmon (188-PG-89) of Tskaltubo. He is American guard in his first season at Tskaltubo. In the last game Blackmon recorded impressive 25 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists. Bad luck as Tskaltubo was edged by DELTA (3-0) 87-85. 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. Blackmon is a newcomer at Tskaltubo and quickly became one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 21.3ppg (#4). His other stats are also decent: 5.3rpg and 4.7apg. Former Martin Methodist College star Blackmon is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market.

Third place about best performers goes to guard Christopher Anderson (170-PG-92) of league's second-best Hyundai-TSU. Anderson scored 16 points and passed fifteen assists (!!!). He was a key player of Hyundai-TSU, leading his team to a 77-71 win against #4 ranked BC Titebi in a game of the week. Hyundai-TSU needs these victories very badly if they think about taking over top position in the standings. Their record at this point is 2 victories and 1 lost games. Anderson has a great season in Georgia. After only 3 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in assists with 10.3apg (best passer).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Travante Williams (197-F-93) of Tskaltubo - 26 points and 7 rebounds
5. Zviad Antadze (198-F-88) of DELTA - 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Armani Flannigan (203-F-92) of BC Titebi - 21 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Jamal Wilson (195-PG-90) of SEU Tbilisi - 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists
8. Peter Alexis (213-F/C-92) of Arena-76 - 21 points and 5 rebounds
9. Deondre Ray (196-SF) of DELTA - 16 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Laron Griffin (205-C-89) of DELTA - 12 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists

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



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  GERMANY  

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 13-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 10-8 
 8. Giessen 46ers 10-11 
 9. Ludwigsburg 9-10 
 10. Fraport SKY 8-12 
 11. Jena 8-12 
 12. Goettingen 7-13 
 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: Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers 83-77
Feb. 11: Goettingen - EWE Baskets 63-83
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


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.0 
 2. Knight, Jena18.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.0 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.4 
 6. Thompson, Telekom .15.8 
 7. Paulding, EWE B.15.8 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.5 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.7 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.1 
 6. Eatherton, Goett.6.9 
 7. Knight, Jena6.7 
 8. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.6 
 10. Marei, Bayreuth6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Jared JORDAN
  Walter T.
  (187-PG-84)
  Avg: 8.6
 1. Jordan, Walter T.8.6 
 2. Machado, Vechta8.2 
 3. Kramer, EWE B.6.8 
 4. Hammonds, Ludwigsb.6.5 
 5. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.2 
 6. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 7. Odum, Wuerzburg6.0 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.7 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.7 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.6 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.9 
 5. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 6. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 7. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.8 
 8. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.4 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 4. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 5. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 6. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 7. Lane, Wuerzburg1.0 
 8. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.0 
 9. Elliott, Bremerhaven0.9 
 10. Gaffney, ALBA0.9 


Standings - ProA

ProA Standings
 1. MBC 19-2 
 2. Crailsheim 18-5 
 3. Kirchheim 16-5 
 4. Chemnitz 14-7 
 5. Heidelberg 13-8 
 6. Hanau 12-9 
 7. Trier 11-10 
 8. Koeln Rh.Stars 11-11 
 9. Oettinger R. 10-11 
 10. Hamburg 10-12 
 11. Uni Baskets 10-12 
 12. Baunach 7-14 
 13. Nuernberg 7-14 
 14. Ehingen 7-15 
 15. ETB Wohnbau 5-17 
 16. Dresden 2-20 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 11: Chemnitz - Crailsheim 87-96
Feb. 11: Uni Baskets - Dresden 82-72
Feb. 11: Ehingen - ETB Wohnbau 75-74
Feb. 11: Nuernberg - Hamburg 68-70
Feb. 12: MBC - Trier
Feb. 12: Baunach - Kirchheim
Feb. 12: Heidelberg - Koeln Rh.Stars
Feb. 12: Oettinger R. - Hanau


Standings - Pro B

ProB Standings
North
 1. Bernau 14-5 
 2. Art.Dragons 14-5 
 3. Oldenburg 12-6 
 4. Iserlohn 12-7 
 5. Bochum 11-8 
 6. Schalke 10-9 
 7. Itzehoe 9-10 
 8. Rostock 8-10 
 9. Rist Wedel 7-11 
 10. Wolfenbuettel 7-12 
 11. Stahnsdorf 5-13 
 12. Recklinghausen 3-16 
South
 1. Karlsruhe PS 14-4 
 2. Weissenhorn 14-5 
 3. Elchingen 12-6 
 4. Bayer Giants 12-7 
 5. FC Bayern II 11-7 
 6. Karlsruhe BG 10-8 
 7. Dragons 8-11 
 8. Wuerzburg 8-11 
 9. Licher Baeren 7-12 
 10. Fraport SKY II 6-12 
 11. Leipzig 5-13 
 12. Noerdlingen 4-15 

Regular Season: Round 19

North

Feb. 11: Bernau - Recklinghausen 83-64
Feb. 11: Itzehoe - Schalke 72-75
Feb. 11: Wolfenbuettel - Iserlohn 69-68
Feb. 11: Bochum - Art.Dragons 68-77
Feb. 12: Rist Wedel - Oldenburg
Feb. 12: Stahnsdorf - Rostock

South

Feb. 11: Wuerzburg - Fraport SKY II 89-85
Feb. 11: Karlsruhe BG - Bayer Giants 87-79
Feb. 11: Noerdlingen - Dragons 80-78
Feb. 11: Licher Baeren - FC Bayern II 67-79
Feb. 11: Elchingen - Weissenhorn 66-79
Feb. 12: Leipzig - Karlsruhe PS


Brandon Lockhart (ScanPlus Baskets) I Would Like To Be Playing Close To My Absolute Best When The Playoffs Arrive - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Brandon Lockhart (185-G-90, college: Drury) is a 26 year old 185cm guard from St Louis, Missouri that is playing his third professional season and first with German team ScanPlus Baskets Elchingen (Germany-ProB) As a rookie he played for BK Levicki Patrioti (Slovakia-Extraliga) playing 34 games: Score-5 (16.7ppg), 3.8rpg, Assists-5 (4.3apg), Steals-1 (3.0spg), FGP: 50.2%, 3PT: 28.5%, FT: 78.9%. He played at Drury (NCAA2) from 2009-2013 and as a senior played 35 games averaging 12.5ppg, 3.9rpg, 6.1apg, 2.9spg, FGP: 50.9%, 3PT: 48.3%, FT: 77.1%. Last season he played for the Giants TSV 1861 Noerdlingen (Germany-ProB) playing 29 game averaging 16.8ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.7apg, 2.5spg, FGP: 49.6%, 3PT: 26.8%, FT: 81.1%He spoke to eurobasket after the 87-81 win against his ex team.

Brandon thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. 2017 is here and we already have February. Are you a guy that likes to make new years resolutions or don't you bother with it?

Hello Miles I make them but I like to make them with others so we can hold each other accountable. It really helps to stick with the resolution.

The ScanPlus Baskets had some ups and downs recently, but currently are riding a three game winning streak. Is the team playing the correct ScanPlus Baskets basketball at the moment?

It's nice to be on a winning streak currently but I believe there is still room for improvement. We just want to make sure we are playing our best basketball around this time as we head into playoffs next month.

You swept your ex team Giants Nordlingen in an offensive shoot out. Did the excitement for you wear down a bit in the second game in comparison to the first meeting last year?

I don't think that it did. I actually preferred the second game because it was at their gym and I was able to see many people that I saw often last season. Even though I enjoyed seeing everyone, getting the win was more enjoyable.

Nothing seems to be going right for the Giants Nordlingen this season as they are 3-15. How surprising has it been too you that the club has struggled so much?

It's somewhat surprising because I know they are better than their record shows. They've been in some close games this season and the ball just didn't bounce their way in those games.

Do you feel like that special Mario Matic magic is missing in Nordlingen?

That just might be the reason the season is going differently this year. Mario is not only a good coach, but he is a good person. But Nordlingen is in good hands with their coach and management. So hopefully they have a good close to the season and bounce back next year.

The ScanPlus Baskets led 51- 26 at the break. Was this the best team defense the club had played this season?

That's hard to say because they missed some shots that could have cut into our lead. We did play with good energy and high intensity in the first half so I guess we contributed to those misses. However we did not finish possessions with rebounds, which is a part of defense, so I'm not sure if it was our best.

In the last interview you stated, 'I believe we can defend better, we just have too many mental breakdowns throughout the game'. The team had a massive defensive break down in the third quarter allowing Nordlingen back into the game allowing 30 points. How can you explain these kind of breakdowns so late in the season?

In this game, I think we got too comfortable with the big lead we had and started to play timid. In the second half, they were way more aggressive on offense and defense than us. We had poor offense which led to us having many defensive and easy buckets for them.

The Germans Brian Butler and Filmore Beck hit big buckets in the fourth quarter to preserve the win. Did you feel like defensively the team rebounded a bit from the poor third quarter?

I would say that we did because Nordligen had all the momentum on their side but we were still able to get out of their place with the win. With such a big halftime lead, you would like the ending to be less suspenseful, but a win is a win.

The ScanPlus Baskets continue to be the best offensive team in the Pro B. Is it more about going into the playoffs consistent on the offensive end or do you still see potential in the offensive ability of the club?

There are still some areas that we need to clean up on the offensive end, but right now we are more focused with improving our defense. We know if we play good defense, it allows us the chance to have more quality possessions on offense.

The Pro B south is very tight with the first four teams battling, but it seems like PS Karlsruhe will end the regular season in first place. Do the ScanPlus Baskets still fell they could catch them?

Since PSK beat us both times, we would need some help from other teams if we wanted to get the top seed. Then we would also have to take care of business on our end. But finishing top 4 is not bad and guarantees us home court in the first round.

How much fun was it watching Brian Butler with the 2017 EasyCredit BBL slam dunk contest. Did you know early on that it would be his day?

It's always exciting to see a teammate, but more importantly a friend, do well! I didn't know what the other players were like but once I saw a couple dunks from them all, I really believed Brian had a shot at winning it. He didn't disappoint

Do you believe his success winning the slam dunk contest has given him an extra push in his play in the last weeks?

I would think yes since he was able to perform well on a big stage as an unknown name to most watching.

How has Taevaunn Prince developed as a rookie on the defensive end?

Tae came in already as a solid defender but I think as he got more comfortable with the team and system we run, he became more vocal. Talking is really important to being successful on the defensive end.

You stated in our last interview that you would love to average around 10 assists per game. In the last four games you have been doing that. Are you playing your best basketball at the moment in the playmaking department?

All the credit goes to my teammates on averaging that many assists. I don't think so because I still have a turnover or 3 in those games. And as a basketball player, I always feel that there is room for improvement. I would like to be playing close to my absolute best when playoffs are happening.

With the Pro B playoffs around the corner, what kind of Brandon Lockhart do you want to be in the playoffs this season?

With the playoffs quickly approaching, I want to be the best Brandon Lockhart I can be when they arrive. Playoffs are when you want to be playing your best basketball. We've had a good season to date and don't want to waste it with a disappointing performance in the playoffs.

If Tom Brady wins a fifth Super Bowl, where will that put him with the all-time greats in all professional sports?

TB12 is already the GOAT at the quarterback position for me! When he wins his 5th Super Bowl, it will only solidify it. As for all professional sports, when you talk about top players in their respective sports, you won't be able to mention football without mentioning Tom Brady.