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Amsterdam to host FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup 2017 and FIBA 3x3 World Cup 2019 - by Eurobasket News

The third edition of the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup (previously known as FIBA 3x3 European Championships) will be held in Amsterdam from 7-9 July 2017. The Dutch capital will also play host to the sixth edition of the FIBA 3x3 World Cup in 2019, FIBA Executive Director Europe Kamil Novak announced in a press conference on 13 February 2017. The Netherlands already held several FIBA 3x3 Europe Qualifiers in past years and rank 4th overall in the FIBA 3x3 Federation Ranking (1st in U18 men and U18 women).
The U18 women's national team won silver at the 3x3 event of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games while the men's national team won bronze at the 2016 FIBA 3x3 European Championships, marking the first time a Dutch senior national team won a medal in an international basketball event.
Both events will be hosted by the Dutch Basketball Federation (NBB) and organised by TIG Sports and the House of Sports, on Museumplein, one of the most iconic squares in the centre of Amsterdam. Forty-six teams (men and women combined) from 26 countries have registered to earn their ticket to the FIBA 3x3 Europe Cup. They will compete in one of the two qualifiers held in Poitiers (France) from 23-24 June and Escaldes-Engordany (Andorra) from 24-25 June. Twelve men's teams and 12 women's teams will compete in Amsterdam from 7-9 July.
Courtesy of: fiba.com



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Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 20
 1. Zizic, Cibona20.0 
 2. Marinkovic, Zadar18.5 
 3. Boatright, Cedevita17.3 
 4. Lukovic, Krka16.9 
 5. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija16.0 
 6. Labovic, Karpos S.15.0 
 7. Jefferson, Un.Olimp.15.0 
 8. Hatcher, Partizan15.0 
 9. Covic, FMP14.8 
 10. Waller, Mornar Bar14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Ante ZIZIC
  Cibona
  (210-F/C-97)
  Avg: 9.2
 1. Zizic, Cibona9.2 
 2. Lukovic, Krka8.1 
 3. Kaba, Mega Leks7.9 
 4. Oliver, Un.Olimpija7.6 
 5. Klassen, Buducnost7.3 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita7.3 
 7. Bolden, FMP7.1 
 8. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija7.0 
 9. Scott, MZT Skopje6.9 
 10. Zagorac, Mega Leks6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Scottie REYNOLDS
  Cibona
  (188-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. Reynolds, Cibona6.7 
 2. Jackson, Cedevita6.6 
 3. Covic, FMP6.5 
 4. Williams, Buducnost6.4 
 5. Jovic, Crvena Z.6.3 
 6. Rebec, Krka6.1 
 7. Bakic, Mornar Bar4.9 
 8. Vladovic, Zadar4.8 
 9. Perry, Karpos 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. Reynolds, Cibona1.7 
 4. Perry, Karpos S.1.7 
 5. Labovic, Karpos S.1.7 
 6. Hrovat, Un.Olimpija1.7 
 7. Ramljak, Zadar1.6 
 8. Kaba, Mega Leks1.6 
 9. Waller, Mornar Bar1.5 
 10. Jankovic, Un.Olimpija1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Uros LUKOVIC
  Partizan
  (213-C-89)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Lukovic, Partizan1.9 
 2. Austin, FMP1.8 
 3. James, Buducnost1.6 
 4. Ellis, Mornar Bar1.5 
 5. Scott, MZT Skopje1.4 
 6. Begic, Cedevita1.2 
 7. Zizic, Cibona1.2 
 8. Davidovac, FMP1.1 
 9. Bolden, FMP1.0 
 10. Pavic, Mornar Bar1.0 



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Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 23-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 23-11 
 3. Instituto 21-13 
 4. Regatas C. 18-12 
 5. Quimsa 18-14 
 6. Olimpico LB 17-14 
 7. Libertad S. 15-17 
 8. La Union 15-17 
 9. Atenas 11-20 
 10. Echague 5-26 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 23-8 
 2. Ferrocarril 21-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 19-12 
 4. Obras Basket 16-17 
 5. GECR Indalo 15-17 
 6. Argentino 14-18 
 7. Penarol 14-19 
 8. Quilmes MP 14-19 
 9. Hispano Am. 10-23 
 10. Boca Jrs 9-24 

Regular Season: Round 33

Feb. 13: Ferrocarril - GECR Indalo 99-81
Feb. 12: Hispano Am. - Obras Basket 95-92
Feb. 12: Atenas - Quimsa 86-89
Feb. 13: Estudiantes C. - Libertad S. 85-73
Feb. 14: Instituto - Quimsa 78-93
Feb. 12: La Union - Regatas C. 78-76
Feb. 12: Boca Jrs - San Lorenzo 73-60
Feb. 15: Penarol - Weber Bahia
Feb. 15: Obras Basket - GECR Indalo
Feb. 15: Echague - Libertad S.
Feb. 15: Estudiantes C. - San Lorenzo
Feb. 15: Olimpico LB - La Union
Feb. 16: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia
Feb. 16: San Martin C. - Hispano Am.


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.3
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.3 
 2. Green, Instituto19.8 
 3. Sims, Regatas C.18.7 
 4. Quinteros, Regat.18.5 
 5. Solano, Echague18.2 
 6. Baxley, Atenas17.7 
 7. Reed, Penarol16.8 
 8. Horner, Obras B.16.7 
 9. Mickeal, Atenas16.2 
 10. Johnson, Weber B.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.2 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.2 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.9 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.4 
 8. Horner, Obras B.8.4 
 9. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 10. Francis, La Union8.3 
Assists Per Game
 Franco BALBI
  Ferrocarril
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Balbi, Ferrocarril6.3 
 2. Barral, Obras B.6.0 
 3. Stanic, Olimpico.5.9 
 4. Konsztadt, La Union5.4 
 5. Aguirre, San L.5.3 
 6. Cantero, San M.5.0 
 7. Perez, Boca Jrs4.7 
 8. Hopson, Quimsa4.6 
 9. Ciorciari, Instituto4.5 
 10. De-l., GECR I.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Gelvis SOLANO
  Echague
  (185-G-94)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Solano, Echague2.1 
 2. Garcia, San M.2.0 
 3. Basualdo, Quilm.1.9 
 4. De-l., GECR I.1.8 
 5. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 6. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 7. Tucker, Estudian.1.5 
 8. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 9. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 10. Calfani, San L.1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.3.0 
 2. Justiz, Estudian.2.1 
 3. Crawford, Argen.1.7 
 4. Battle, Quimsa1.3 
 5. Richard, Obras B.1.3 
 6. Marriaga, Estudian.1.3 
 7. Clancy, Instituto1.2 
 8. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Basualdo, Quilm.1.0 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 13: Alianza Viedma - Parque Sur 96-73
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. 12: BHY Tiro Federal - Villa San Martin 82-76
Feb. 9: Olimpo BB - Parque Sur 82-69
Feb. 11: Atenas Carmen - Parque Sur 81-67
Feb. 13: Rocamora - Platense 80-81
Feb. 13: Obera TC - Comunicaciones 80-74
Feb. 8: San Isidro - Villa Angela 80-72
Feb. 10: Temperley - Alianza Viedma 77-83
Feb. 8: Independiente BBC - Mitre Tuc. 77-63
Feb. 12: Barrio Parque - Salta Basket 76-78
Feb. 9: Comunicaciones - Hindu 72-77
Feb. 12: Temperley - Petr.Argentino 71-66
Feb. 8: Barrio Parque - Villa San Martin 71-60
Feb. 14: SP Las Parejas - Salta Basket 70-91
Feb. 8: Ciclista - Estudiantes O. 70-78
Feb. 10: Independiente BBC - Salta Basket 69-67
Feb. 13: Ciclista - La Union 63-80
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


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.2 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.1 
 3. Brown, La Union20.1 
 4. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.20.1 
 5. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.8 
 7. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 8. Montes-C., Obera T.19.0 
 9. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.7 
 10. Cutley, Atenas C.17.4 
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, Temperley9.4 
 4. Cutley, Atenas C.9.0 
 5. Lockett, BHY T.8.8 
 6. Lauria, Comunica.8.5 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.3 
 8. Granado, Olimpo BB8.0 
 9. Joseph, Obera TC8.0 
 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.7.0 
 3. Merlo, Ciclista6.4 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.6 
 5. Paletta, Hindu5.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.5 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.3 
 9. Correa, BHY T.4.3 
 10. Schoppler, Olimpo B.4.1 
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. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.1 
 5. Merlo, Ciclista2.1 
 6. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 7. Lopez, Independ.2.0 
 8. Eseverri, Salta B.1.8 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 10. Punet, Huracan1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Shane HEYWARD
  Huracan
  (200-C-92)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Heyward, Huracan2.5 
 2. Jeronimo, Gimnasia.1.4 
 3. Lockett, BHY T.1.4 
 4. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.3 
 5. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.2 
 7. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 9. Lauria, Comunica.0.9 
 10. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 


Platense welcomes back Lopez - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) inked 24-year old guard Facundo Lopez (190-93). It is actually his comeback to CA Platense as he has played here before. Lopez started the season at Boca Jrs (LigaA). LigaA was a little too high level for him, where in 26 games he averaged just 1.3ppg this season. TNA will be definitely a better match and he can see more playing time. The last season Lopez played at CA Platense (TFB). In 23 games he had 4.5ppg, 1.0rpg and 1.3apg. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the semifinals.
Lopez has played previously for three other teams: Union Vecinal, San Lorenzo and SL Chivilcoy.

By Eurobasket Data Center (via @basquetplus)

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A Bundesliga Round 22: Raiffeisen Wels lose to Kapfenberg Bulls in the game between Top 4 teams - by Eurobasket News

The game between Top Four teams took place in Wels. One of their biggest challengers host Raiffeisen Wels (10-9) lost to third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (12-9) 86-68. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-68. Kapfenberg Bulls outrebounded Raiffeisen Wels 39-25 including a 19-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international Filip Kramer (202-92) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Kapfenberg Bulls maintains third position with 12-9 record having two points less than leader Oberwart. Raiffeisen Wels lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with nine games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls are looking forward to face Furstenfeld Panthers (#6) at home in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Dukes in Klosterneuburg and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
A Bundesliga top team - Redwell Gunners Oberwart (16-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat ninth ranked Dukes (4-16) 84-68. American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and Chris McNealy supported him with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks by international center Jozo Rados (208-93) did not help to save the game for Dukes. Dukes' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-3 record. Dukes lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against UBSC Graz (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dukes will play against Raiffeisen Wels and hope to get back on the winning track.
The game in Furstenfeld was also quite interesting. Second ranked Gmunden Swans (15-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (10-11). Gmunden Swans managed to secure a 6-point victory 74-68 on Sunday. Tilo Klette fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Marko Car produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists for lost side. Gmunden Swans maintains second position with 15-6 record behind leader Oberwart. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. Gmunden Swans will meet at home Vienna (#5) in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and hope to secure a win.

In the last game of round 22 Arkadia lost to Vienna on the opponent's court 69-81.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 29 points by Predrag Miletic of Vienna.

Vienna - Arkadia 81-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 7th ranked Arkadia Lions' (9-12) road loss to sixth ranked Vienna (10-10) 69-81 on Monday. The game was mostly controlled by Vienna. Arkadia Lions managed to win third quarter 16-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. Serbian Predrag Miletic (193-84) fired 29 points for the winners. The former international guard Stjepan Stazic (199-78) chipped in 17 points and 4 assists. Four Vienna players scored in double figures. The former international forward Florian Trmal (199-89, agency: Dynamics Global Management) produced 18 points and Argentinian-Italian forward Fabricio Vay (207-86, agency: Interperformances) added 5 points and 11 rebounds respectively for lost side. Arkadia Lions' coach tested ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Vienna have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fifth place. Arkadia Lions at the other side keep the seventh position with 12 games lost. Vienna will meet league's second-placed Gmunden Swans in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Arkadia Lions will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Arkadia: F.Trmal 18+2ast, B.Guettl 15+2reb+1ast, J.Detrick 9+2reb, B.Danek 7+4reb+6ast, M.Draskovic 6+12reb, M.Trmal 5+1reb
Vienna: P.Miletic 29+3reb+1ast, S.Stazic 17+4reb+4ast, S.Koch 13+6reb+1ast, C.Ferguson 11+10reb+1ast, A.Clemmons 5+6reb+8ast, M.Hassan-Zadeh 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 495039


Furstenfeld - Gmunden 68-74

The game in Furstenfeld was also quite interesting. Second ranked Gmunden Swans (15-6) played at the court of 5th ranked Furstenfeld Panthers (10-11). Gmunden Swans managed to secure a 6-point victory 74-68 on Sunday. Furstenfeld Panthers trailed by 11 points after 3 quarters before a 19-14 run in the last quarter cut the deficit to 68-74 at the end of the game. Gmunden Swans had a 32-20 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Naturalized German power forward Tilo Klette (206-77) fired 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. American-British guard Michael Ojo (195-89, college: Lehigh) chipped in 15 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Croatian Marko Car (188-85) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 6 rebounds and 12 assists and Croatian center Marino Sarlija (207-89) added 12 points and 8 rebounds (on 6-of-7 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Gmunden Swans maintains second position with 15-6 record behind leader Oberwart. Furstenfeld Panthers at the other side dropped to the sixth place with 11 games lost. Gmunden Swans will meet at home Vienna (#5) in the next round. Furstenfeld Panthers will play against Kapfenberg Bulls and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Furstenfeld: M.Car 16+6reb+12ast, M.Sarlija 12+8reb, C.Astl 10+4reb+1ast, H.Ochsenhofer 8+1reb+1ast, D.Jandl 7+3reb+1ast, S.Iliev 6+4reb+1ast
Gmunden: T.Klette 22+7reb+3ast, M.Ojo 15+9reb+5ast, T.Blazan 9+2reb+6ast, L.Schartmueller 8, A.Mitchell 8+1reb, A.Steed 7+8reb+3ast
gschID: 495036


Wels - Kapfenberg 68-86

The game between Top Four teams took place in Wels. One of their biggest challengers host Raiffeisen Wels (10-9) lost to third ranked Kapfenberg Bulls (12-9) 86-68. The guests trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 6-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 86-68. Kapfenberg Bulls outrebounded Raiffeisen Wels 39-25 including a 19-4 advantage in offensive rebounds. American power forward Carl Baptiste (208-90, college: Delaware, agency: Diamond Sports) had a double-double by scoring 23 points and 11 rebounds to lead the charge for the winners and international Filip Kramer (202-92) chipped in 16 points and 11 rebounds during the contest. Four Kapfenberg Bulls players scored in double figures. At the losing side American guard DeJuan Wright (190-88, college: FIU) responded with 12 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and the former international guard Kevin Payton (196-86, college: Minnesota) scored 12 points and 7 rebounds. Kapfenberg Bulls maintains third position with 12-9 record having two points less than leader Oberwart. Raiffeisen Wels lost third consecutive game. They keep the fourth place with nine games lost. Kapfenberg Bulls are looking forward to face Furstenfeld Panthers (#6) at home in the next round. Raiffeisen Wels will play against Dukes in Klosterneuburg and are hoping to prove to their fans that they can break losing series.
Top scorers:
Wels: L.O'Neal 14+3reb+3ast, K.Payton 12+7reb+3ast, D.Wright 12+8reb+5ast, E.Zulic 8+1reb+2ast, D.Cigoja 8+1ast, D.Lamesic 7+4reb+4ast
Kapfenberg: C.Baptiste 23+11reb, B.Vujosevic 17+4reb+4ast, F.Kramer 16+11reb, K.Jamar 14+7reb+2ast, M.Stegnjaic 7+1reb+2ast, T.Schrittwieser 6
gschID: 495038


Oberwart - Klosterneuburg 84-68

A Bundesliga top team - Redwell Gunners Oberwart (16-3) had no problems winning another game. This time they beat ninth ranked Dukes (4-16) 84-68. The game was mostly controlled by Redwell Gunners Oberwart. Dukes was better in fourth quarter 25-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Redwell Gunners Oberwart forced 19 Dukes turnovers. American guard Andell Cumberbatch (196-93, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) notched 25 points and 8 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import guard Chris McNealy (194-92, college: Cal-Irvine) supported him with 26 points and 5 rebounds. Even a double-double of 19 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks by international center Jozo Rados (208-93) did not help to save the game for Dukes. Forward Jurica Blazevic (199-94, agency: Interperformances) added 23 points and 6 rebounds for lost side. Dukes' coach rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Defending champion maintains first position with 16-3 record. Dukes lost eighth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom place with 16 games lost. Redwell Gunners Oberwart will play against UBSC Graz (#8) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Dukes will play against Raiffeisen Wels and hope to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Klosterneuburg: J.Blazevic 23+6reb+1ast, J.Rados 19+12reb+2ast, L.Burgemeister 9+1reb, C.Leydolf 6+4reb+3ast, G.Bezhanishvili 4+5reb+2ast, N.Zdravkovic 2
Oberwart: C.McNealy 26+5reb+1ast, A.Cumberbatch 25+8reb+2ast, D.Jackson 11+2reb+4ast, J.Traylor 8+6reb+1ast, B.Blazevic 7+4reb+2ast, S.Kaeferle 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 495037





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  BAHRAIN  

Standings

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

Second Stage: Round 2

Feb. 14: Al Manama - Al Muharraq 85-80
Feb. 15: Al Hala - Nuwaidrat
Feb. 15: Al Najma - Al Ahli



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  BELARUS  


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

24-year old Genadziy Zahar (200-SF-92) had an amazing evening in the last round for Impuls BGUIR and receives a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 26.
He had a double-double of 32 points and 18 rebounds, while his team beat COR-Borisfen (#2, 20-2) 90-82. Impuls BGUIR maintains the 5th position in Belarusian league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Impuls BGUIR will need more victories to improve their 14-10 record. In the team's last game Zahar had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Impuls BGUIR, through which he has constantly improved. Zahar has impressive league stats. He is in league's top in rebounds (2nd best: 9.3rpg) and averages solid 50.2% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was Artem Malkov (185-PG-88) of league's second-best COR-Borisfen. He is international guard in his first season at COR-Borisfen. In the last game Malkov recorded impressive 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Bad luck as COR-Borisfen lost that game 82-90 to the lower-ranked Impuls BGUIR (#5, 14-10). COR-Borisfen managed to keep the same second spot in the standings. His team belongs to top of the standings with 20-2 record and is considered one of the main candidates for the league title. Malkov is a newcomer at COR-Borisfen and quickly became one of team's most reliable players.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Dmitriy Chumakov (203-F-93) of Prinemanye (#7). Chumakov scored 18 points and grabbed fourteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Chumakov's great performance Prinemanye lost 67-73 to the higher-ranked Vitebsk (#4, 14-10). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Prinemanye can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have rather bad season and 5-19 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Chumakov he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Chumakov has individually a great season in Belarus. After 24 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.8rpg (7th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Yuri Mishukov (205-C-85) of Grodno-93 - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Victor Ovsepyan (204-F-91) of Vitebsk - 11 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Evgeniy Rybkin (195-F/G-96) of GOCOR-Sozh - 22 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Ivan Aladko (193-PG-95) of Vitebsk - 25 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists
8. Alexander Matveev (194-G-91) of Impuls BGUIR - 8 points, 17 rebounds and 7 assists
9. Dmitry Kuzmin (196-G-75) of Grodno-93 - 12 points, 2 rebounds and 9 assists
10. Ivan Kaliayev (200-F-87) of Grodno-93 - 8 points, 11 rebounds and 7 assists

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



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  BELGIUM  

D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Nick CELIS
  Oxaco
  (196-G-88)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Celis, Oxaco19.6 
 2. Moris, Royal Brussels19.4 
 3. Lhoest, Ninane17.9 
 4. Lambrecht, Gistel O.17.6 
 5. Van-Hoey, Oxaco16.9 
 6. Baptista, Gistel O.16.6 
 7. Wachowiak, Gembo B.16.5 
 8. Guillemyn, Waregem16.2 
 9. Hilliman, Melsele16.2 
 10. Maesen, Houthalen15.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Francois LHOEST
  Ninane
  (196-F/C-85)
  Avg: 13.6
 1. Lhoest, Ninane13.6 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele9.6 
 3. Lambrecht, Gistel O.9.5 
 4. Moris, Royal Brussels8.1 
 5. Fall, Ieper8.1 
 6. De-Pooter, Gent H.7.2 
 7. Gorremans, Soba7.2 
 8. Vermeersch, Gembo B.7.2 
 9. Celis, Oxaco7.1 
 10. Van Herzeele, Eke.6.4 
Assists Per Game
 Sam HEMELEERS
  Gistel O.
  (180-G-95)
  Avg: 4.8
 1. Hemeleers, Gistel O.4.8 
 2. Lhote, Gent Hawks4.7 
 3. Celis, Oxaco4.3 
 4. Goethaert, Gembo B.4.1 
 5. Mwendanga, Giants B.3.6 
 6. Kanda-K., Giants B3.2 
 7. Snyers, Houthalen3.1 
 8. Maesen, Houthalen2.9 
 9. Pegg, Oxaco2.8 
 10. Lhoest, Ninane2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Lars DE LEPELEIRE
  Wareg.
  (175-PG-91)
  Avg: 2.2
 1. De-Lepeleire, Wareg.2.2 
 2. Goethaert, Gembo B.2.0 
 3. Benzouien, Royal B.1.9 
 4. Van-Hoey, Oxaco1.7 
 5. Celis, Oxaco1.6 
 6. Riahi, RPC A.1.6 
 7. Van-d., Ekeren1.6 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.1.5 
 9. Hilliman, Melsele1.4 
 10. Hall, Royal Brussels1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Malick FALL
  Ieper
  (211-C-92)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Fall, Ieper1.1 
 2. Hilliman, Melsele1.0 
 3. Vermeersch, Gembo B.0.9 
 4. Dierickx, Ieper0.8 
 5. Van-d., Gent Hawks0.7 
 6. De-Pooter, Gent H.0.7 
 7. Samaey, Waregem0.7 
 8. Wachowiak, Gembo B.0.6 
 9. Rogiers, Giants B0.6 
 10. Lambrecht, Gistel O.0.5 


Top Division I Round 21: Gent Hawks beat Oxaco by three after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Top Division I took place in Gent. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Oxaco (14-6) to first ranked Gent Hawks (16-3) 85-82 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oxaco. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 41-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gent Hawks had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 54.8 percentage. It was a good game for forward Gregory De-Pooter (197-84) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Laurent Lhote (182-84) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Nick Celis (196-88) answered with 24 points and 5 rebounds for Oxaco. Gent Hawks have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Oxaco at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Gembo BBC. Gent Hawks are looking forward to face Houthalen (#5) on the road in the next round. Oxaco will play against RPC Anderlecht and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Important game to mention about took place in Ieper. Tenth ranked Ieper (8-12) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Waregem (15-5) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. Center Gilles Dierickx (213-92, college: Seattle Pacific) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 21 rebounds for the winners and Robin Mestdagh chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Thomas Foucart (192-84) with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Ieper moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Melsele. Waregem at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Ieper will play against Ninane (#11) on the road in the next round. Waregem will play against Gistel Oostende (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gembo BBC (14-6) against eleventh ranked Ninane (7-12) on Sunday night. Host Gembo BBC was crushed by Ninane in Borgerhout 89-65. Francois Lhoest nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side. Tomas Goethaert came up with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for Gembo BBC in the defeat. Ninane maintains eleventh place with 7-12 record. Loser Gembo BBC keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Oxaco. Ninane will meet at home higher ranked Ieper (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gembo BBC will play against Royal Brussels (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Bottom-ranked Gistel Oostende managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Royal Brussels 71-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Royal Brussels. The best player for the winners was Tim Lambrecht who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Gistel Oostende's coach Sam Rotsaert allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. Gistel Oostende maintains fourteenth place with 5-15 record. Newly promoted Royal Brussels keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Gistel Oostende's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Waregem in Waregem and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Important game to mention about took place in Antwerpen. Sixth ranked Soba (11-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Melsele (8-12) 73-71 on Sunday evening. It was a good game for Mitchel Gorremans who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Soba moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Houthalen. Melsele lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Soba will face Giants B (#7) in Antwerp in the next round. Melsele will play at home against Ekeren and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 21 Giants B was smashed by RPC Anderlecht on the road 93-68. Ekeren won against Houthalen on its own court 72-66.

Ieper - Waregem 62-61

Important game to mention about took place in Ieper. Tenth ranked Ieper (8-12) saved a 1-point victory at home edging second-best Waregem (15-5) 62-61 on Saturday evening. It was quite big embarassment for the guest team. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Ieper dominated on the defensive end, holding Waregem to just 7 points in second quarter. They outrebounded Waregem 50-33 including a 37-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. Center Gilles Dierickx (213-92, college: Seattle Pacific) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 21 rebounds for the winners and swingman Robin Mestdagh (195-88, college: E.Kentucky) chipped in 19 points and 5 rebounds. The best for the losing side was forward Thomas Foucart (192-84) with a double-double by scoring 11 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists and point guard Lars De-Lepeleire (175-91) scored 14 points, 5 assists and 5 steals. Four Waregem players scored in double figures. Ieper moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Melsele. Waregem at the other side keeps the second position with five games lost. Ieper will play against Ninane (#11) on the road in the next round. Waregem will play against Gistel Oostende (#14) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Ieper: R.Mestdagh 19+5reb+1ast, G.Dierickx 11+21reb+1ast, K.Devacht 10+4reb+6ast, R.Luyten 9+3reb, A.Schepens 7+4reb+1ast, M.Fall 4+4reb+2ast
Waregem: L.De Lepeleire 14+4reb+5ast, B.Guillemyn 13+2reb+2ast, B.Willy Samaey 12+5reb, T.Foucart 11+10reb+5ast, S.Naudts 6+4reb, T.Bruyneel 3+4reb
gschID: 488848


RPC Anderlecht - Giants B 93-68

There was a surprise result when twelfth ranked RPC Anderlecht (6-13) crushed at home higher ranked Giants B (9-11) 93-68 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 5 points after first quarter, but they stormed back to get the 2-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 93-68. RPC Anderlecht shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 52.0 percentage. It was a good game for the former international point guard Geoffrey Hockins (188-88) who led his team to a victory with 20 points. Power forward Nicolas Neskens (201-84, agency: Promotex) contributed with 19 points for the winners. Center Bert Van-Den-Broek (201-92) answered with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds and swingman Killian Van-Den-Langenbergh (197-98) added 8 points in the effort for Giants B. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. The victory was the third consecutive win for RPC Anderlecht. Newly promoted RPC Anderlecht maintains twelfth place with 6-13 record. Loser Giants B keeps the seventh position with 11 games lost. RPC Anderlecht will face higher ranked Oxaco (#3) in Boechout in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
RPC Anderlecht: G.Hockins 20+2ast, N.Neskens 19+1reb+1ast, L.Nziye 11+5reb, J.Riahi 9+1reb+1ast, A.Vandervelden 8+2reb+1ast, C.Jouniaux 7
Giants B: B.Van Den Broek 22+11reb+1ast, Y.Braet 9+3reb, V.Gielen 8+1ast, K.Van Den Langenbergh 8+4reb, B.De Valck 6+2reb, V.Peeters 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 488846


Soba - Melsele 73-71

Important game to mention about took place in Antwerpen. Sixth ranked Soba (11-9) saved a 2-point victory at home edging 9th ranked Melsele (8-12) 73-71 on Sunday evening. They outrebounded Melsele 36-25 including a 30-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for swingman Mitchel Gorremans (191-85) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 13 rebounds. Dutch center Kenneth van-Kempen (207-87, college: Ohio, agency: Court Side) contributed with 12 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists for the winners. Dutch power forward Patrick Hilliman (206-82, college: High Point) answered with 25 points and 6 rebounds and point guard Ivan Perez (185-90) added 15 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Melsele. Soba moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Houthalen. Melsele lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the ninth position with 12 games lost. Soba will face Giants B (#7) in Antwerp in the next round. Melsele will play at home against Ekeren and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Soba: M.Gorremans 20+13reb+3ast, A.Marion 15+5reb+1ast, K.van Kempen 12+5reb+5ast, R.Haerbos 8+1ast, D.Bogaerts 7+8reb+2ast, Y.Deville 4+4reb+2ast
Melsele: P.Hilliman 25+6reb+1ast, I.Perez 15+5reb+2ast, N.Dhooge 8+5reb, T.Lamot 8+2reb, T.Marien 4+1reb+1ast, W.Leten 2+2reb
gschID: 488849


Gembo BBC - Ninane 65-89

Very important is a home loss of third ranked Gembo BBC (14-6) against eleventh ranked Ninane (7-12) on Sunday night. Host Gembo BBC was crushed by Ninane in Borgerhout 89-65. The former international power forward Francois Lhoest (196-85) nailed a double-double by scoring 13 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists for the winning side and Romain Fassotte (190-91) accounted for 17 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Ninane players scored in double figures. Guard Tomas Goethaert (183-83) came up with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and center Pieter Van-Rillaer (198-81) added 16 points and 9 rebounds respectively for Gembo BBC in the defeat. Ninane maintains eleventh place with 7-12 record. Loser Gembo BBC keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Oxaco. Ninane will meet at home higher ranked Ieper (#10) in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Gembo BBC will play against Royal Brussels (#8) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Ninane: R.Fassotte 17+8reb+4ast, J.Dedave 15+2reb+1ast, F.Lhoest 13+18reb+4ast, X.Colette 13+6reb+2ast, S.Maio 13+5reb+3ast, G.Henrard 6+4reb+4ast
Gembo BBC: E.Van Aken 18+2reb+1ast, P.Van Rillaer 16+9reb, T.Goethaert 15+7reb+7ast, A.Vermeersch 8+12reb, B.Iliaens 6+4reb, T.Beaujean 2+1reb+3ast
gschID: 488851


Gistel Oostende - Royal Brussels 71-63

Bottom-ranked Gistel Oostende managed to get a fifth victory, breaking the series of three consecutive losses. This time they won against seventh-ranked Royal Brussels 71-63. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Royal Brussels. The best player for the winners was power forward Tim Lambrecht (206-98, agency: Court Side) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Forward Abel Baptista (190-96) chipped in 15 points. Gistel Oostende's coach Sam Rotsaert allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. At the other side the best for losing team was power forward Stephane Moris (208-86, agency: Promotex) who recorded 18 points and 8 rebounds and center Estime Vangu (198-88) added 11 points and 9 rebounds respectively. Gistel Oostende maintains fourteenth place with 5-15 record. Newly promoted Royal Brussels keep the seventh position with 11 games lost. Gistel Oostende's next round opponent will be league's second-placed Waregem in Waregem and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Gistel Oostende: T.Lambrecht 19+11reb+1ast, A.Baptista 15+4reb+2ast, S.Hemeleers 13+3reb+4ast, J.Kohajda 8+6reb, M.Palinckx 6+5reb, F.El Mahsini 5+4reb+3ast
Royal Brussels: S.Moris 18+8reb, E.Vangu 11+9reb+2ast, R.Benzouien 9+5reb+6ast, T.Creppy 9+6reb+1ast, A.Hall 6+3reb+3ast, C.De Medina 5+3reb
gschID: 488850


Ekeren - Houthalen 72-66

There was an upset when higher ranked Houthalen (11-9) lost on the road to thirteenth ranked Ekeren (5-14) 72-66 on Saturday. Ekeren outrebounded Houthalen 46-35 including 16 on the offensive glass. Houthalen was plagued by 28 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for center Pieter De-Cock (198-93) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line). Guard Dave Van-den-Brande (189-82) contributed with 22 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Forward Bart Maesen (198-89) answered with 19 points and guard Darnell Snyers (181-98) added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Houthalen. Houthalen's coach Ronnie McCollum rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Newly promoted Ekeren maintains thirteenth place with 5-14 record. Loser Houthalen keeps the fifth position with nine games lost. Ekeren will face higher ranked Melsele (#9) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Houthalen will play against the league's leader Gent Hawks (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Ekeren: D.Van den Brande 22+7reb+1ast, P.De Cock 21+10reb+1ast, M.Rademakers 10+11reb+2ast, A.Rojas Palma 6+1reb, Z.Peeters 5+2reb+1ast, F.Biot 3+8reb+1ast
Houthalen: B.Maesen 19+2ast, D.Snyers 10+5reb+1ast, C.Koonings 8+4reb+1ast, T.Ceyssens 7+1reb, Y.De Leeuw 6+7reb+1ast, J.Smith 4+3reb
gschID: 488847


Gent Hawks - Oxaco 85-82

The most exciting game of round 21 in the Top Division I took place in Gent. This derby game ended with only three-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Oxaco (14-6) to first ranked Gent Hawks (16-3) 85-82 on Saturday evening. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Oxaco. The hosts trailed by 1 point at the halftime before their 41-37 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Gent Hawks had a 29-17 advantage in offensive rebounds. They shot the lights out from three sinking 17 long-distance shots on high 54.8 percentage. It was a good game for forward Gregory De-Pooter (197-84) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 18 points and 13 rebounds. Guard Laurent Lhote (182-84) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Nick Celis (196-88) answered with 24 points and 5 rebounds and forward Christopher Pegg (185-82) added 15 points in the effort for Oxaco. Five Gent Hawks and four Oxaco players scored in double figures. Gent Hawks have an impressive series of eleven victories in a row. They maintain first place with 16-3 record. Oxaco at the other side keeps the third position with six games lost. They share it with Gembo BBC. Gent Hawks are looking forward to face Houthalen (#5) on the road in the next round. Oxaco will play against RPC Anderlecht and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Gent Hawks: R.Spaens 19+1reb, G.De Pooter 18+13reb+3ast, L.Lhote 17+1reb+4ast, J.Vermoessen 14+3reb+2ast, R.Van den Berghe 10+7reb+4ast, M.Verspeeten 4+2reb+3ast
Oxaco: N.Celis 24+5reb+2ast, C.Pegg 15+1reb+2ast, S.Van Hoey 11+2reb+2ast, E.Derby 10+5reb, M.De Meyer 7+4reb, M.Van Gelder 6+4reb
gschID: 488845





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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Brasilia 14-5 
 2. Flamengo 13-5 
 3. Bauru 13-6 
 4. Vitoria 11-6 
 5. Franca 11-7 
 6. Vasco Da G. 11-8 
 7. Campo Mourao 11-8 
 8. Pinheiros 11-8 
 9. Mogi 11-8 
 10. Paulistano 8-11 
 11. Minas 8-11 
 12. B.Cearense 7-10 
 13. L.Sorocaba 4-15 
 14. Caxias do Sul 3-15 
 15. Macae 3-16 

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 14: Flamengo - Mogi 96-87
Feb. 14: Brasilia - Paulistano 85-76
Feb. 14: Macae - Campo Mourao 78-91
Feb. 11: Campo Mourao - Vasco Da G. 77-82
Feb. 14: Bauru - Pinheiros 74-64
Feb. 14: Minas - L.Sorocaba 68-61

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 16: Minas - Paulistano
Feb. 16: Macae - Mogi
Feb. 16: Flamengo - Campo Mourao
Feb. 16: Brasilia - L.Sorocaba
Feb. 16: Franca - Pinheiros
Feb. 16: B.Cearense - Caxias do Sul
Feb. 16: Vitoria - Vasco Da G.
Feb. 18: B.Cearense - Vasco Da G.
Feb. 18: Vitoria - Caxias do Sul


Blumenau adds Gabriel De Oliveira to their roster - by Paulo Freire

Basquete Blumenau/APAB (Liga Ouro) added to their roster 24-year old guard Gabriel De Oliveira (202-93). just played at L.Sorocaba in Brazilian NBB league. De Oliveira missed last season and had one year break from professional basketball.
His team made it to the InterContinental Cup final in 2016.
De Oliveira has played previously for five other teams: Paschoalotto/Bauru, Sport Club do Recife, Americana, Jacarei and Santos/Macapa.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Brazil



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Kenny Kadji selected the top Cameroonian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kenny Kadji
Kenny Kadji
   #1. This week's number one is former international power forward Kenny Kadji (211-88, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in Trabzonspor's victory against the seventh-ranked Pinar Karsiyaka (10-8) 78-74 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Kadji scored 16 points, had 4 rebounds and made 2 blocks in 29 minutes on the court. Trabzonspor Medical Park Basketbol (7-11) is placed 11th in the BSL. It's Kadji's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 14.4ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.7bpg, 2FGP: 60.2%(97-161), 3FGP: 21.7% and FT: 70.6% in 18 games he played so far. Kadji played for the Cameroonian senior national team two years ago.

Jeremy Nzeulie
Jeremy Nzeulie
   #2. Second place goes to former international shooting guard Jeremy Nzeulie (188-91, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). He contributed to an easy victory against the leader Kormend (4-2) crushing them 99-78 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. Nzeulie recorded 7 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group K. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (5-1) is placed first. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This season Nzeulie averages: 8.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 3.3apg, 2FGP: 55.2%(16-29), 3FGP: 31.0% and FT: 73.1%. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French. Nzeulie played for the Cameroonian national team in 2015.

Gedeon Pitard
Gedeon Pitard
   #3. The Cameroonian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Gedeon Pitard (188-89, currently plays in France) is a teammate of previously mentioned Jeremy Nzeulie. But that was another game of his team in French ProA which we would like to mention. Pitard contributed to Chalon/Saor's victory against the 15th-ranked Cholet Basket (6-13) 79-66. He recorded 6 points and added 5 assists in 34 minutes. ES Chalon-Sur-Saone (14-5) is placed second in the ProA. This year Pitard's overall stats are: 1.8ppg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 28.6%, 3FGP: 33.3% in 19 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Cameroonian and French. Despite Pitard played previously for the French U18 national team, he played also for the Cameroonian national team in 2015.

Landry Nnoko
Landry Nnoko
   #4. Center Landry Nnoko (208-94, college: Clemson, currently plays in Italy). Nnoko could not help VL Pesaro (6-13) to beat Scandone AV (13-6). He recorded 6 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 34 minutes. VL Pesaro was badly defeated 79-62 on the road by the second-ranked Scandone AV. This year Nnoko's total stats are: 5.8ppg and 7.3rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team back in 2015.

Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Mbah a Moute
   #5. Former international swingman Luc Mbah a Moute (200-86, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Los Angeles Clippers to win against the Utah Jazz (34-22) 88-72 in the NBA on Monday night. Mbah a Moute scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Los Angeles Clippers have a solid 34-21 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Mbah a Moute has averaged so far 6.1ppg and 2.4rpg. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Gaston Essengue
Gaston Essengue
   #6. An experienced power forward Gaston Essengue (203-83, college: UNLV, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help Comunicaciones (18-7) in their last game. Despite Essengue's good performance the second-placed Comunicaciones (18-7) lost 74-80 in Obera to the lower-ranked (#6) Obera TC in the North group. He was the second best scorer with 14 points. Essengue also added 8 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in 29 minutes. This year Essengue has relatively solid stats: 13.8ppg, 6.7rpg, 1.8apg and 1.1spg in 24 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Cameroonian senior team two years ago.

Harding NaNa
Harding NaNa
   #7. Former international forward Harding NaNa (203-81, college: Delaware, currently plays in Denmark) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Svendborg (11-11) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Svendborg lost 78-86 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#3) Naestved. NaNa was the top scorer with 18 points. He also added 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 33 minutes. It was Svendborg's third consecutive loss in a row. NaNa has reliable stats this year: 11.8ppg, 7.6rpg and 2.1apg in 20 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team two years ago.

Arnaud-William Adala Moto
Arnaud-William Adala Moto
   #8. Forward Arnaud-William Adala Moto (198-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Towson to a victory against the Hofstra University (1-3) 69-65 in the NCAA on Thursday night. He scored 11 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The Towson University has not so impressive 2-4 conference record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Adala Moto's stats this season are: 12.1ppg, 6.6rpg and 1.2apg. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team back in 2015.

Arsene Towa
Arsene Towa
   #9. Former international forward Arsene Towa (191-81, currently plays in Finland) couldn't help Jarvenpaa (7-14) in their last game. Despite Towa's good performance Jarvenpaa (#8) was edged 86-83 at home by the higher-ranked (#6) Porvoon_Tarmo in the Division A. He had a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. Towa also added 6 assists in 34 minutes. It was Jarvenpaa's seventh consecutive loss in a row. Towa's stats this year are: 13.1ppg, 11.5rpg, 2.3apg and 1.7spg in 21 games. He used to play for the Cameroonian national team six years ago.

Junior MBida
Junior MBida
   #10. Center Junior MBida (204-90, currently plays in France) couldn't help Lille Metropole (10-8) in their game against STB Le Havre (10-8) in the French ProB (second division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. Lille Metropole lost 65-72 in Le Havre to the higher-ranked (#4) STB Le Havre. MBida has averaged so far 6.0ppg and 6.4rpg in five games. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Cameroonian senior national team.

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

   #1. Paul Biligha (200-C-90, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Italy) led Vanoli Cremona to an easy victory against the 11th-ranked Auxilium TO (9-10) crushing them 117-82 in the Italian Serie A in Sunday night's game. Biligha recorded 11 points and added 3 assists. Vanoli Cremona (5-14) closes the standings in the Serie A. But the situation may improve as they ended a series of three consecutive loses. This season Biligha has relatively solid stats: 11.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.3bpg. He has a dual citizenship: Cameroonian and Italian. Despite Biligha's Cameroonian passport, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cameroonian team.

   #2. Roland Nyama (198-G/F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Stony Brook to a victory against the University of Maine 67-66 in the NCAA last Sunday. Nyama scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 7 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The State University of New York,Stony Brook has 4-0 conference record this season. So far his team won all four games in the conference. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Nyama is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Stony Brook's roster. He has reliable stats this season: 10.4ppg, 4.3rpg and 1.6apg. Nyama is another player who holds two passports: German and Cameroonian. Despite his Cameroonian nationality, Nyama previously played for the German U16 national team and probably cannot be called to the Cameroonian team.

   #3. Pascal Siakam (206-F-94, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in NBA). Siakam could not help the Toronto Raptors (32-23) to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-34). He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Siakam scored only 3 points, had 5 rebounds and made 2 blocks. The Toronto Raptors (32-23) were edged 112-109 on the road by the Timberwolves. Siakam has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 3.5rpg.

   #4. Franck Kouagnia (201-F-89, currently plays in Sweden) led Eskilstuna to a victory over the seventh-ranked Talje Knights (3-8) crushing them 83-62 in the Swedish Basketettan (second division) last Wednesday. He was MVP of the game. Kouagnia had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 21 rebounds. He also added 6 assists in 33 minutes. Eskilstuna Basket (9-1) is placed second in BEHS forts group. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Kouagnia has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 20.6ppg, 12.6rpg, 3.4apg and 1.6spg in 15 games he played so far. Kouagnia has both British and Cameroonian nationalities.

   #5. Johan Bitjaa (207-C-93, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Zamorano (5-15) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Bitjaa's very good performance the bottom-ranked Zamorano was edged 75-72 at home by the much higher-ranked Meridiano Alicante (#3). He recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 10 rebounds. Bitjaa has averaged so far 7.6ppg and 6.2rpg.

   #6. Kevin Chuisseu (203-F-92, currently plays in NCAA2) was not able to secure a victory for the one of league's weakest teams Univ.of S.Carolina - Aiken in their game against the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in the NCAA2. Chuisseu cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 13 rebounds. His team was defeated 77-72 in the NCAA2. Chuisseu has averaged so far 2.4ppg, 5.8rpg and 1.2bpg.

   #7. Ralph Temgoua (194-G-87, college: St.Lawrence, currently plays in France) couldn't help Quimper UJAP in their game against Lourdes-Tarbes in the French NM1 (third division). He scored 6 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 19 minutes. His team lost 76-82. Temgoua has averaged so far 8.7ppg, 3.0rpg and 2.3apg in 22 games. He also holds two passports: Cameroonian and French.

   #8. Mike Owona (206-C/F, currently studies in the States) managed to help North Carolina A&T State University to win against the Allen University 86-78 in the NCAA on Tuesday night. Owona scored only 2 points, had 6 rebounds and made 3 blocks. Owona has averaged so far 1.2ppg and 1.8rpg.

   #9. Maxime Djo Ebala (208-C-94, currently plays in France) couldn't help Angers BC in their game against Orchesien BC in the French NM1 (third division). He recorded only 4 points in 14 minutes. His team was crushed by 31 points 93-62. Djo Ebala has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 1.7rpg in 19 games. He has dual citizenship: Cameroonian and French.

   #10. Steve Herve (201-F-94, currently plays in NAIA) contributed to a Biola University's victory against the Menlo College 63-55 in the NAIA last Saturday. Herve scored only 4 points. Herve has averaged so far 3.1ppg and 3.5rpg.



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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, Calgary22.7 
 4. Johnson, Toronto21.9 
 5. Scott, UPEI21.0 
 6. Clayton, St.Mary''s20.5 
 7. Jean-Louis, Cape B.20.4 
 8. Bercy, St.Franc.20.2 
 9. Gilmore, McMaster19.8 
 10. Kokko, Laurier19.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Dut DUT
  UPEI
  (198-F-)
  Avg: 11.5
 1. Dut, UPEI11.5 
 2. Bercy, St.Franc.11.0 
 3. Pereira, Waterloo10.8 
 4. Osayande, Saskatch.10.6 
 5. Elgadi, Brock9.9 
 6. Nissen, Acadia9.9 
 7. Ross, Mount Royal9.8 
 8. Graham, Queen''s9.5 
 9. Dinkins, Lakehead9.4 
 10. Layton, Mount R.9.2 
Assists Per Game
 Javon MASTERS
  UNB
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 6.2
 1. Masters, UNB6.2 
 2. Mata, Dalhousie5.9 
 3. Keane, Carleton5.3 
 4. Miller, Acadia5.0 
 5. Bonhomme, Manitoba4.8 
 6. Dulay, UFV4.7 
 7. Burdeaux, Lethb.4.5 
 8. Rocca, Windsor4.4 
 9. Farkic, Western4.4 
 10. Clayton, St.Mary''s4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Dejon BURDEAUX
  Lethb.
  (183-PG-)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Burdeaux, Lethb.3.6 
 2. Agada, Ottawa3.1 
 3. Jenkins, Western3.1 
 4. Small, Ryerson2.6 
 5. Kapinga, Calgary2.5 
 6. Bermillo, Bishop''s2.4 
 7. Mata, Dalhousie2.3 
 8. Masters, UNB2.2 
 9. Ogundokun, McGill2.2 
 10. Dulay, UFV2.2 
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. Debache, UQAM1.6 
 7. Nissen, Acadia1.6 
 8. Morgan, UBC1.5 
 9. Yengue, Laurentian1.5 
 10. James, MacEwan1.5 


Andrew Wiggins' 31 points make him top Canadian player abroad of the week - by Eurobasket Center

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

Andrew Wiggins
Andrew Wiggins
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Andrew Wiggins (203-95, college: Kansas, currently plays in NBA). He led Minnesota Timberwolves to a 3-point victory over the Toronto Raptors (32-23) 112-109 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Wiggins was MVP of the game. He scored 31 points (!!!), had 5 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 38 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Wiggins' third season in pro basketball. The Minnesota Timberwolves have 21-34 record this season. Wiggins has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 22.6ppg, 4.2rpg, 2.5apg, 2FGP: 48.4%, 3FGP: 34.7% and FT: 75.3% in 55 games he played so far. Wiggins played for the Canadian senior national team two years ago.

Andrew Rautins
Andrew Rautins
   #2. Second place goes to former international guard Andrew Rautins (193-86, college: Syracuse, currently plays in Turkey). He could not help Gaziantep (8-10) in their last game on Monday. Despite Rautins' very good performance Gaziantep was defeated 89-85 at home by the higher-ranked Darussafaka (#5). He was the top scorer with 24 points. Rautins also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Rautins has relatively good stats this season: 11.2ppg, 4.0rpg, 4.1apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 40.6%, 3FGP: 34.6% and FT: 92.3%. He is a naturalized American. Rautins played for the Canadian national team in 2013.

Samuel Dalembert
Samuel Dalembert
   #3. The Canadian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international center Samuel Dalembert (211-81, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in China). He led Shanxi Zhongyu to a victory over the 18th-ranked Jiangsu TX (8-27) 127-114 in the Chinese CBA on Wednesday night. Dalembert was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 41 points and getting 22 rebounds. Dalembert also added 4 blocks (went 14 for 14 at the free throw line !!!) in 46 minutes. Shanxi Zhongyu (14-21) is placed 13th in the CBA. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Dalembert has very impressive stats this year: 16.9ppg, 12.5rpg, 2.0bpg, 2FGP: 56.5%(143-253), 3FGP: 31.3% and FT: 75.3% in 23 games. He has a dual citizenship: Haitian and Canadian. Dalembert played for the Canadian national team nine years ago.

Daniel Mullings
Daniel Mullings
   #4. Guard Daniel Mullings (188-91, college: N.Mexico St., currently plays in Finland) was the main contributor in a 3-point Joensuun Kataja's victory against the eighth-ranked KTP-Basket (10-17) 82-79 in the Finnish Korisliiga in Friday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Mullings recorded a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 13 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals; not bad, considering it's only Mullings' second season in pro basketball. Joensuun Kataja Basket (16-8) is placed fourth in the Korisliiga. This season Mullings has very high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 7.3rpg, 3.4apg and 2.1spg. Mullings used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

Khem Birch
Khem Birch
   #5. International center Khem Birch (208-92, college: UNLV, currently plays in Greece) was the major contributor in Olympiacos' victory against the sixth-ranked Kolossos HH (9-8) 70-59 in the Greek A1 last Monday. He scored 11 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in a mere 19 minutes. Olympiacos S.F.P. Pireus (14-0) is placed first in the A1. So far his team won all fourteen games in the Regular Season. This year Birch's overall stats are: 5.9ppg and 5.4rpg in 16 games. He plays currently for the Canadian national team.

Melvin Ejim
Melvin Ejim
   #6. Forward Melvin Ejim (200-91, college: Iowa St., currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to help Umana Venezia (9-5) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Ejim's very good performance the third-placed Umana Venezia (9-5) was defeated 74-67 on the road by the lower-ranked Ventspils (#5) in the group B of Basketball Champions League. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Ejim also added 6 rebounds. This season Ejim has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Canadian National Team roster.

Anthony Bennett
Anthony Bennett
   #7. International forward Anthony Bennett (203-93, college: UNLV, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Fenerbahce's victory against the ninth-ranked Yesilgiresun Bld (8-10) 76-65 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. Bennett scored 7 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in 32 minutes. Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-3) is placed first in the BSL. This year Bennett's total stats are: 9.3ppg, 8.3rpg, 1.7apg and 1.3spg in three games. He is also Canadian national team player.

Aaron Doornekamp
Aaron Doornekamp
   #8. Forward Aaron Doornekamp (201-85, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for CB Canarias (15-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Doornekamp's good performance CB Canarias was defeated 70-60 in Las Palmas by the lower-ranked Gran Canaria (#7). He scored 12 points. Doornekamp has reliable stats this season: 12.7ppg, 4.1rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

Tristan Thompson
Tristan Thompson
   #9. International forward Tristan Thompson (206-91, college: Texas, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Cleveland Cavaliers' victory against the Washington Wizards (33-21) 140-135 in the NBA on Monday night. Thompson had a double-double by scoring 22 points and getting 12 rebounds in 41 minutes. The Cleveland Cavaliers have a solid 37-16 record this season. It's Thompson's sixth year with the team. His stats this year are: 8.0ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.2bpg in 53 games. Thompson is also in the roster of the Canadian national team.

Kevin Pangos
Kevin Pangos
   #10. Point guard Kevin Pangos (188-93, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in Lithuania) helped Zalgiris win their game against the eighth-ranked Dzukija (6-17) crushing them 96-68 in the Lithuanian LKL in Sunday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Pangos scored 15 points and added 3 assists. B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas (21-2) is placed first in the LKL. Pangos has averaged so far 9.1ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.5apg. He is a former international player as eight years ago he still played for the Canadian senior national team.

   #11. Former international guard Carl English (195-81, college: Hawaii, currently plays in EuroCup) couldn't help ALBA Berlin (1-5) in their last game. Despite English's very good performance ALBA Berlin was crushed 99-73 in Valencia by the leading Basket. He was the second best scorer with 18 points in 21 minutes. English has averaged so far 7.4ppg and 2.0rpg in seven games. He used to play for the Canadian national team two years ago.

   #12. Former international power forward Kelly Olynyk (213-91, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in NBA) helped Boston Celtics win their game against the Utah Jazz 112-104 in the NBA on Saturday night. Olynyk scored 19 points, had 7 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots. Olynyk's stats this season are: 9.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 1.9apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former international shooting guard Nik Stauskas (198-93, college: Michigan, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Philadelphia 76ers (20-35) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Stauskas' very good performance the Philadelphia 76ers were defeated 111-103 in San Antonio by the Spurs. He scored 16 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 7 assists. Stauskas averaged so far 8.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.3apg. He used to play for the Canadian national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international forward Dwight Powell (211-91, college: Stanford, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Dallas Mavericks (22-33) in their last game. Despite Powell's good performance the Dallas Mavericks were crushed 110-87 in Denver by the Nuggets. He recorded 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2 blocks in 26 minutes. Powell averaged so far 7.1ppg and 4.5rpg in 54 games. He used to play for the Canadian national team back in 2015.

   #15. Former international center Sean Denison (210-85, agency: 011 Sports, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) helped his Romanian team Oradea win their game against the third-ranked Usak Sportlif 82-72 in the FIBA Europe Cup in Wednesday night's game. Denison recorded 18 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and made 3 blocks. It was his first game for Oradea this season. He used to play for the Canadian national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. Yannick Anzuluni (205-F-87, college: Houghton, currently plays in Sweden) could not help BC Lulea (19-5) in their last game. Despite Anzuluni's very good performance the league leader BC Lulea lost 77-81 on the road to the league outsider (#9) Malbas. He had a double-double by scoring 21 points and getting 14 rebounds. Anzuluni also added 5 assists and 3 steals in 34 minutes. It's Anzuluni's first season with the team. He averaged so far 14.9ppg, 8.0rpg, 2.8apg and 2.1spg in 23 games he played so far.

   #2. Matthew Wright (193-G-91, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Philippines) was not able to help Phoenix (6-5) in their last game on Monday. Despite Wright's very good performance Phoenix were badly defeated 91-71 at home by the higher-ranked Star Hotshots (#3). He was the top scorer with 24 points. Wright also added 5 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line). It's Wright's first season with the team. He has individually a very good year with high stats. Wright averages: 18.5ppg, 6.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.3spg. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Filipino. Despite Wright's Canadian passport, he previously played for the Filipino U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Canadian team.

   #3. Tyrell Green (201-F-95, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA was not able to secure a victory for the UNLV (2-3) in their last game. Despite Green's very good performance the UNLV were edged 76-74 in San Jose by the State University. He recorded 28 points (!!!) and grabbed 9 rebounds in 31 minutes. Green averaged so far 12.3ppg and 5.4rpg in 25 games.

   #4. Maurice Walker (208-F/C-91, college: Minnesota, currently plays in United Kingdom) was the major contributor in a Worcester Wolves' victory against the league outsider Manchester Giants (4-18) 91-74 in the British BBL last Friday. He scored 23 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. Worcester Wolves (9-12) is placed seventh in the BBL. This season Walker has very high stats. He averages: 21.6ppg, 10.3rpg and 1.7apg. Walker is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and British.

   #5. Elijah Long (183-G, currently studies in the States) led Mt.St.Mary's to an easy victory against the St.Francis University (PA) (4-2) 81-62 in the NCAA last Saturday. He recorded 25 points, 6 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals in 40 minutes. The Mt.Saint Mary's University, MD has a very solid 5-1 conference record this season. It was Mt.St.Mary's' third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Long averaged so far 14.4ppg, 5.3rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg in 27 games.

   #6. Joseph Chartouny (190-G-94, is currently at the American university), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Fordham (1-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance the Fordham was defeated 73-67 on their home court in Bronx by the George Mason University. Chartouny recorded 21 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Chartouny averaged so far 12.0ppg, 4.4rpg, 5.4apg and 3.5spg.

   #7. Chris Johnson (196-G/F-88, college: St.Bonaventure, currently plays in Portugal) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Illiabum (12-7) in their last game. Despite his good performance Illiabum lost 74-83 on the opponent's court to the higher-ranked (#5) Galitos-Barreiro. Johnson recorded 13 points and added 3 assists in 30 minutes. Johnson averaged so far 10.3ppg and 2.6rpg in 18 games.

   #8. Dwayne Smith (198-F-89, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Argentina) led Olimpo to a victory against the second-ranked Parque Sur 82-69 in the Argentinian TNA (second division) in Thursday night's game. He recorded 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Smith averaged so far 13.1ppg, 7.5rpg, 1.1apg and 1.4spg.

   #9. Kiefer Douse (190-G-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a 2-point Canisius' victory against the St.Peter's College 72-70 in the NCAA last Monday. He scored 22 points, grabbed 4 boards, dished 4 assists and stole 3 balls in 33 minutes. Douse averaged so far 10.7ppg, 4.2rpg and 3.1apg in 26 games.

   #10. Chad Posthumus (211-C-91, college: Morehead St., currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Shinshu BW in their game against Yamagata in the Japanese B League D2. Despite his very good performance on Saturday night He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 15 rebounds. This season Posthumus has very high stats. He averages: 15.9ppg and 9.1rpg.



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Romain Sato selected the top Central African playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Romain Sato
Romain Sato
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international swingman Romain Sato (195-81, college: Xavier, currently plays in Spain). He contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Zaragoza (7-13) crushing them 100-67 in the Spanish Liga Endesa in Sunday night's game. Sato scored 6 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in only 13 minutes on the court. Valencia Basket (14-5) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It's Sato's fourth season with the team. This year he averages: 5.1ppg, 2.0rpg, 3FGP: 39.1% and FT: 81.0% in 17 games he played so far. Sato played for the Central African senior national team four years ago.

James Mays
James Mays
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward James Mays (206-86, college: Clemson, currently plays in South Korea). He could not help LG Sakers (17-21) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Mays' very good performance LG Sakers were defeated 82-70 on the road by the lower-ranked SK Knights (#8). He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 21 rebounds. Mays also added 3 assists. Mays has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 22.5ppg, 12.0rpg, 2.6apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 52.6%, 3FGP: 23.1% and FT: 60.9%. Mays is a naturalized American. He played for the Central African national team in 2013. Strangely Mays has never played in Central Africa.

Max Kouguere
Max Kouguere
   #3. The Central African player who performed third best last week abroad was former international small forward Max Kouguere (198-87, currently plays in France). He was not able to help Olympique Antibes in their game against Monaco (17-2) in the French ProA. Kouguere recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 32 minutes. Olympique Antibes lost 84-91 on the opponent's court to the leading Monaco. This year Kouguere's overall stats are: 7.1ppg, 4.5rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 38.5%, 3FGP: 34.9% and FT: 85.0% in 13 games. He has a dual citizenship: Congolese and Central African. Kouguere played for the Central African national team two years ago.

Patrick O'Bryant
Patrick O'Bryant
   #4. Center Patrick O'Bryant (213-86, college: Bradley, currently plays in Taiwan) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Fubon Braves (16-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Fubon Braves were defeated 76-72 by the second-ranked Taiwan Beer. O'Bryant was the second best scorer with 13 points. He also added 9 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. O'Bryant has relatively good stats this season: 13.6ppg, 13.2rpg, 2.0apg, 2.6bpg and 1.4spg. He is a naturalized American. O'Bryant used to play for the Central African national team back in 2013. Apparently he has never played in Central Africa.

Destin Damachoua
Destin Damachoua
   #5. Former international guard Destin Damachoua (184-86, college: New Orleans, currently plays in France) couldn't help Lorient (9-14) in their game against Vitre (11-12) in the French NM1 (third division), despite his good performance last Tuesday. Damachoua recorded 11 points in 24 minutes. But Lorient lost 75-80 on the opponent's court to the much higher-ranked (#10) Vitre. This year Damachoua has relatively solid stats: 10.6ppg, 3.8rpg, 2.7apg and 1.7spg in 20 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Central African and French. Damachoua used to play for the Central African national team two years ago.

Other top Central African players, who play abroad:

Jimmy Djimrabaye (202-C/F-92) plays for Gravelines-Dunkerque in French ProA
Maxime Zianveni (198-F/C-79) plays for Boulazac Basket in French ProB
Johan Grebongo (204-F/C-94) plays for Pfastatt in French NM2
Clarence Juillet (198-C-83) plays for Brissac-Aubance in French NM2
Guy Joseph Kodjo-Sitchi (191-F-85) plays for Prisse Macon in French NM2
Michael Mokongo (180-PG-86) plays for Vitre in French NM1
Yannick Zachee (192-F-86) plays for Oullins in French NM2
Maixant Mombollet (203-F/C-81) plays for Tourcoing in French NM2
Martial Gotagni (190-G/F-79) plays for Chateauroux in French NM2
Joseph Kalambani (192-G-81) plays for Besancon in French NM2

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



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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.10.8 
 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.4.0 
 9. Marechal, Los L.3.9 
 10. Cruces, CD Castro3.3 
Steals Per Game
 Akeem SCOTT
  CDU C.
  (185-G-83)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Scott, CDU C.2.9 
 2. Carrasco, CD Valdi.2.0 
 3. Kirkland, Osorno1.9 
 4. Pavez, Tinguiri.1.9 
 5. 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. Phillips, Puerto M.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. Phillip, CDU C.1.3 
 5. Phillips, Puerto M.1.3 
 6. Lee, CD Castro1.2 
 7. Lopez, Puente Alto1.1 
 8. Centeno, AB Ancud0.9 
 9. Harrison, CDU C.0.9 
 10. Coleman, Osorno0.8 


Politehnica Iasi tabs Howard Crawford, ex Los Leones - by Eurobasket News

CS Politehnica Unirea Iasi (Liga I) inked 29-year old American forward Howard Crawford (205-107kg-88, college: UAB). He started the season at Los Leones in Chilean Liga Nacional. In 34 games he averaged 13.8ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.1apg this season. The last season Crawford played at Gigantes in Mexican LNBP where in 30 games he had very impressive stats: 15.2ppg, 6.8rpg and 1.8apg.
Among other achievements his team won Peruvian Liga Nacional Regular Season in 2014. Crawford received also Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-British EBL Division One Forward of the Year award back in 2014.
He is a very experienced player. Crawford has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to eight different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Crawford has played previously professionally in Estonia, Holland (Zwolle), Iraq (Al-Tadamoun and Nift Al-Janoub), Kuwait, Luxembourg, Uruguay (Goes and Capitol), United Kingdom (London Lions and London Leopards) and Peru (Regatas).
He attended University of Alabama at Birmingham until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
Crawford's game is described as: At 6'8 240lbs creates problems in the paint for any defender with his great footwork and ablity to finish above the rim. Very physical PF that rebounds and defends well inside. A leader on and off the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  North C.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 37.1
 1. McCollum, North C.37.1 
 2. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.5 
 3. Fredette, Shanghai.36.4 
 4. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.34.5 
 5. Cunningham, Jiang.33.9 
 6. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.1 
 7. Adams, Xinjiang FT32.9 
 8. Hudson, Liaoning H.32.4 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.2 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.28.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.4
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.4 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.9 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.3 
 4. Sakakini, TianJ.13.5 
 5. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 6. Batista, North C.13.0 
 7. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.7 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.5 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.12.2 
 10. Wang, Fujian QB10.9 
Assists Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 8.5
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.8.5 
 2. Fortson, Guangsha.8.2 
 3. Jeter, TianJin S.7.8 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.0 
 5. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.4 
 6. Buycks, Fujian QB6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.2 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT6.1 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.6.0 
 10. Brown, Zhejiang CB5.9 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.3 
 2. Sui, Shandong FB2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 4. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.6 
 5. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.5 
 6. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 7. Fortson, Guangsha.2.4 
 8. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.3 
 9. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
 10. McCollum, North C.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.7 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 3. Huang, Sichuan BW2.0 
 4. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.2.0 
 5. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.7 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.7 
 9. Yi, Guangdong ST1.6 
 10. Xu, Bayi R.1.5 



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  COLOMBIA  


Hanner Mosquera-Perea selected the top Colombian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Hanner Mosquera-Perea
Hanner Mosquera-Perea
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Hanner Mosquera-Perea (206-93, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led E.Tenn.St. to an easy victory against the The Citadel (2-5) crushing them 90-69 in the NCAA last Thursday. Mosquera-Perea scored 12 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and made 3 blocks. The East Tennessee State University has 4-1 conference record this season. This year Mosquera-Perea averages: 8.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 62.4%(83-133) and FT: 53.2%. He is currently a member of the Colombian senior national team.

Braian Angola-Rodas
Braian Angola-Rodas
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Braian Angola-Rodas (198, currently studies in the States). Angola-Rodas managed to help Florida State University in a victory against the North Carolina State University (1-0) crushing them 95-71 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. He recorded only 4 points in 7 minutes on the court. The Florida State University has 4-1 conference record this season. It was his team's tenth consecutive victory in a row. It's Angola-Rodas' first year with the team. This season Angola-Rodas' overall stats are: 4.0ppg, 1.7rpg, 1.3apg, 2FGP: 46.8%, 3FGP: 40.6% and FT: 69.6% in 25 games he played so far. He is in the roster of the Colombian senior national team.

Thomas Diaz
Thomas Diaz
   #3. The Colombian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Thomas Diaz (193-93, currently plays in NCAA2). He contributed to an easy victory against the Texas A&M University - Kingsville (5-2) 77-59 in a derby game in the NCAA2 last Saturday. Diaz scored 7 points in 20 minutes. The Texas A&M University - Kingsville has 4-4 record this season. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Diaz has been at the team for five years. This season his total stats are: 2.9ppg, 1.9rpg, 2FGP: 42.9%, 3FGP: 26.7% and FT: 63.3% in 17 games. Diaz is also a member of the Colombian senior national team.

Hansel Atencia
Hansel Atencia
   #4. Guard Hansel Atencia (180-97, currently plays in NAIA) led The Master's College, CA to an easy victory against the Arizona Christian University (2-9) 102-85 in the NAIA on Saturday night. He scored 23 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 9 assists. The The Master's College, CA has a solid 8-4 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NAIA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. It's Atencia's first year with the team. Atencia has relatively good stats this season: 11.4ppg, 2.5rpg, 3.9apg and 1.2spg. He has a dual citizenship: Spanish and Colombian. Atencia is also Colombian national team player.

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

   #1. Experienced Cesar Cortes (200-F/C-81, currently plays in Mexico). He could not help Fuerza Regia (32-4) to beat Garzas (22-14). Cortes scored 5 points and added 3 assists in 25 minutes. The league leader Fuerza Regia lost in an overtime 75-80 at home to the lower-ranked (#4) Garzas. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. This year Cortes averages: 5.7ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.2apg in 19 games he played so far.

   #2. Oscar Ferro Ocampo (180-G-87, currently plays in Sweden) was not able to help Trelleborg in their game against Wetterbygden (5-2) in the Swedish Basketettan (second division). Ferro Ocampo's contribution was not very remarkable in Sunday's game. He recorded only one point. The fourth-placed Trelleborg (4-3) was defeated 78-63 on the road by the higher-ranked Wetterbygden (#3) in the Superettan group. It was Trelleborg's first loss after five consecutive victories. Ferro Ocampo's total stats this season are: 3.0ppg and 2.3rpg.

Other top Colombian players, who play abroad:

Juan Palacios (206-F/C-85) plays for Tofas in Turkish BSL
Eduardo Torres (195-F-81) plays for Bucaneros in Venezuelan LPB
Fernando Lucena (185-PG-86) plays for Gigantes in Venezuelan LPB
Ricardo Rivera (190-G-91) plays for Metroplex Lightning in the UBA



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  CROATIA  

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. Novacic, Jolly JBS18.6 
 5. Marcinkovic, KK Za.18.4 
 6. Hopson, Cedevita17.9 
 7. Veljacic, Kvarner .17.6 
 8. Konjevic, Skrljevo17.0 
 9. Mustapic, Vrij.Osijek16.7 
 10. Sakic, Cibona16.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Jalen ROBINSON
  Vrij.Osijek
  (206-F/C-93)
  Avg: 7.4
 1. Robinson, Vrij.Osijek7.4 
 2. Novacic, Jolly JBS7.3 
 3. Bozic, KK Zagreb7.2 
 4. Mazalin, Zadar6.6 
 5. Smajlagic, Zabok6.6 
 6. Halilovic, GKK S.6.5 
 7. Marcinkovic, KK Za.6.3 
 8. Rajic, H.Analitica5.9 
 9. Marinkovic, Zadar5.7 
 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 JBS6.8 
 4. Bozic, KK Zagreb6.5 
 5. Stockton, Cedevita6.0 
 6. Veljacic, Kvarner .5.9 
 7. Filipovic, KK Split5.9 
 8. Vrbica, Gorica5.1 
 9. Kapusta, Zabok4.8 
 10. Petani, GKK Sibenik4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Brandon JOHNSON
  Alkar Sinj
  (183-G-86)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Johnson, Alkar Sinj2.9 
 2. Babic, Zabok2.8 
 3. Stockton, Cedevita2.8 
 4. Jurlina, Zabok2.5 
 5. Veljacic, Kvarner .2.3 
 6. Katic, Cedevita2.0 
 7. Sirko, KK Split1.9 
 8. Mazalin, Zadar1.8 
 9. Brzoja, Zadar1.7 
 10. Marcinkovic, KK Za.1.6 
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.Osijek1.0 
 6. Bilan, Cedevita0.8 
 7. Zrnic, Zabok0.8 
 8. Vlaic, KK Zagreb0.7 
 9. Vitali, KK Zagreb0.7 
 10. Vucic, Kvarner 20100.6 


Ante Zizic selected the top Croatian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Ante Zizic
Ante Zizic
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Ante Zizic (210-97, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in Turkey). He was the major contributor in Darussafaka's victory against the closely-ranked Gaziantep (8-10) 89-85 in the Turkish BSL in Monday night's game. Zizic scored 19 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (12-6) is placed fifth in the BSL. It's Zizic's first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 2FGP: 66.7%(18-27) and FT: 78.9% in five games he played so far. Ex-KK Ribola Kastela player is currently a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Rok Stipcevic
Rok Stipcevic
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Rok Stipcevic (185-86, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Basketball Champions League). Stipcevic led his Italian team Banco di Srd to a victory over the third-ranked CEZ Nymburk (10-4) crushing them 94-72 in the Basketball Champions League last Wednesday. He was MVP of the game. Stipcevic recorded 20 points and added 5 assists. Banco di Sardegna Sassari (7-7) is placed fifth in group E. This season Stipcevic has relatively solid stats: 12.4ppg, 1.7rpg, 3.7apg, 1.1spg, 3FGP: 42.0% and FT: 74.6%. He is in the roster of the Croatian senior national team.

Dario Saric
Dario Saric
   #3. The Croatian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international power forward Dario Saric (207-94, currently plays in NBA). Saric was the main contributor in a 1-point Philadelphia 76ers' victory against the Orlando Magic (21-36) 112-111 in the NBA on Thursday night. He was the best player in that game. Saric recorded 24 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 28 minutes. The Philadelphia 76ers have 20-35 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Saric has reliable stats this year: 10.5ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 42.6%, 3FGP: 33.5% and FT: 77.9% in 54 games. Ex-KK Cibona VIP Zagreb player is also a member of the Croatian senior national team.

Bojan Bogdanovic
Bojan Bogdanovic
   #4. Small forward Bojan Bogdanovic (203-89, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Brooklyn Nets (9-46) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance the Brooklyn Nets (9-46) were defeated 114-110 on the road by the Washington Wizards. Bogdanovic was the top scorer with 21 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). Bogdanovic has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 14.3ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.6apg. Bogdanovic is also Croatian national team player.

Ante Tomic
Ante Tomic
   #5. Former international center Ante Tomic (217-87, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider La ICL Manresa (3-17) crushing them 92-72 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He scored 8 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in only 14 minutes. FC Barcelona Lassa (14-5) is placed third in the Liga Endesa. Tomic is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in FC Barcelona's roster. Tomic's stats this season are: 13.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.2apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Croatian national team two years ago.

Roko-Leni Ukic
Roko-Leni Ukic
   #6. Point guard Roko-Leni Ukic (196-84, also represented by XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) contributed to a 1-point AEK Athens' victory against the fourth-ranked Juventus (8-6) 78-77 in the Basketball Champions League on Wednesday night. Ukic recorded 9 points and added 3 assists. AEK Athens (9-5) is placed second in group E. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Ukic averaged so far 10.8ppg, 2.6rpg and 4.8apg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Croatian National Team roster.

Leon Radosevic
Leon Radosevic
   #7. International power forward Leon Radosevic (207-90, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to help Brose Baskets (8-14) in their last game. Despite Radosevic's good performance the 11th-placed Brose Baskets (8-14) lost 72-81 in Athens to the higher-ranked (#5) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. He recorded 11 points in a mere 18 minutes. This year Radosevic's overall stats are: 5.8ppg and 2.3rpg in 20 games. He is also Croatian national team player.

Domagoj Bubalo
Domagoj Bubalo
   #8. Center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91, currently plays in Estonia) contributed to Parnu's victory against the closely-ranked TTU (10-7) 76-67 in the Estonian Alexela KML last Tuesday. Bubalo was the top player that evening. He recorded a double-double by scoring 26 points and getting 12 rebounds. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Parnu Sadam (3-0) is placed first in the Alexela KML. So far his team won all three games in the Regular Season. This season Bubalo has very high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 7.5rpg and 1.3apg. Bubalo used to play for the Croatian U20 national team back in 2011.

Stjepan Tesija
Stjepan Tesija
   #9. Former U18 international power forward Stjepan Tesija (206-89, currently plays in Bulgaria) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Balkan (9-7) crushing them 87-61 in the Bulgarian NBL on Saturday night. He was the top player that evening. Tesija scored 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 27 minutes. BC Beroe (6-4) is placed third in the NBL. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Tesija's stats this year are: 10.3ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.2spg in 15 games. He used to play for the Croatian U18 national team ten years ago.

Hrvoje Peric
Hrvoje Peric
   #10. Forward Hrvoje Peric (203-85, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) was not able to secure a victory for Umana Venezia (9-5) in their game against Ventspils (7-7) in the Basketball Champions League. Peric recorded 7 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Umana Venezia (#3) was defeated 74-67 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked Ventspils (#5) in the group B of Basketball Champions League. Peric has been at the team for four years. He averaged so far 11.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 1.9apg. Peric is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Croatian senior national team.

   #11. International center Ivica Zubac (216-97, another player represented by BeoBasket, currently plays in NBA) contributed to a Los Angeles Lakers' victory against the Milwaukee Bucks 122-114 in the NBA last Friday. He scored 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 21 minutes. This year Zubac's total stats are: 6.0ppg and 3.9rpg in 21 games. He plays currently for the Croatian national team.

   #12. Former U20 international power forward Ivan Buva (208-91, currently plays in Spain) helped RETAbet BB win their game against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada 82-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. Buva scored 12 points and grabbed 9 rebounds. He averaged so far 11.4ppg and 5.4rpg. Buva used to play for the Croatian U20 national team back in 2011.

   #13. Former international power forward Drago Pasalic (208-84, agency: Court Side, currently plays in Holland) helped Groningen win their game against one of league's weakest teams Leeuwarden 84-74 in the Dutch Eredivisie in Saturday night's game. He was the top player that evening. Pasalic recorded 24 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 30 minutes. He averaged so far 13.1ppg, 5.5rpg and 1.5apg in 19 games. Pasalic used to play for the Croatian national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former international point guard Marko Popovic (185-82, another player represented by Alti Sport, college: S.Idaho JC, currently plays in EuroCup) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (2-4) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite his very good performance Baloncesto Fuenlabrada was crushed 100-76 in Las Palmas by the second-ranked Gran Canaria. Popovic was the top scorer with 15 points. He averaged so far 12.2ppg, 1.9rpg and 1.7apg. Popovic used to play for the Croatian national team back in 2011.

   #15. Former international power forward Tomislav Zubcic (208-90, currently plays in EuroCup) couldn't help BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-5) in their last game. Despite his good performance BC Nizhny Novgorod lost 73-81 in Jerusalem to the leading Hapoel. Zubcic scored 14 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 31 minutes. He has averaged so far 9.5ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.1spg in eight games. Zubcic used to play for the Croatian national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Anthony Drmic (198-G/F-92, college: Boise St., currently plays in Australia) could not help Adelaide 36ers (17-11) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the league leader Adelaide 36ers were defeated 89-85 on the road by the second-ranked Cairns Taipans. Drmic was the top scorer with 17 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Drmic has averaged so far 5.7ppg and 3.4rpg. He has a dual citizenship: Croatian and Australian.

   #2. Veljko Budimir (199-F-85, currently plays in Hungary) led PVSK Pannon to a victory against the closely-ranked KTE-Duna (8-10) 85-79 in the Hungarian A Division on Saturday night. Budimir scored 15 points, had 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks. PVSK Pannonpower Pecs (10-8) is placed seventh in the A Division. Budimir plays fourth season for the team. He averaged so far 13.6ppg, 4.6rpg, 2.2apg and 1.3spg.

   #3. Igor Maric (196-F-85, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to help Prievidza (20-8) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Maric's very good performance Prievidza was badly defeated 93-77 on the opponent's court by the leading Kosice. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Maric also added 4 rebounds. Maric averaged so far 13.4ppg, 5.4rpg, 2.0apg and 1.4spg.

   #4. Marko Jagodic Kuridza (205-PF-87, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) contributed to Oostende's victory against the leader Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-2) 95-86 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Wednesday night. He recorded 8 points in only 8 minutes. It was his first game for Oostende this season. His team is placed sixth in group Q. Jagodic Kuridza is another player who holds two passports: Serbian and Croatian.

   #5. Mladen Pavlovic (193-G-89, currently plays in Serbia) was not able to secure a victory for Vrsac (13-4) in their game against Borac (12-5) in the Serbian KLS. He scored 8 points. The league leader Vrsac was defeated 78-68 in Cacak by the lower-ranked Borac (#3). Pavlovic has averaged so far 9.3ppg, 3.2rpg, 1.4apg and 1.4spg. He has both Croatian and Serbian nationalities.

   #6. Bosko Kostur (201-G/F-94, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the Bryant (2-4) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Kostur's very good performance the Bryant was edged 88-85 in Brooklyn by the Long Island University. He scored 26 points (!!!), grabbed 6 boards, passed 3 assists and added 3 steals. Kostur has averaged so far 9.5ppg and 3.6rpg. He also holds two passports: Australian and Croatian. Despite Kostur's Croatian nationality, he previously played for the Australian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Croatian team.

   #7. Experienced Toni Bizaca (202-F-82, agency: XL Basketball Agency, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in a 3-point Sodertalje Kings' victory against the closely-ranked Uppsala Basket 71-68 in the Swedish Basketligan in Saturday night's game. Bizaca scored 17 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes. Bizaca has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.9apg in 20 games he played so far.

   #8. Matija Ceskovic (192-G-81, currently plays in Balkan League) couldn't help Feni Industries (1-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Ceskovic's good performance Feni Industries was edged 85-84 at home by the higher-ranked Beroe (#5). He scored 13 points and added 4 passes. Ceskovic averaged so far 11.6ppg and 1.8apg.

   #9. Matija Poscic (206-C-85, college: De Paul, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help MAFC (6-9) in their last game. Despite Poscic's very good performance MAFC was badly defeated 93-77 on the opponent's court by the lower-ranked (#11) Szolnok. He was the second best scorer with 15 points. Poscic also added 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. Poscic averaged so far 12.5ppg, 7.2rpg and 1.4apg in 16 games. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #10. Ante Markoc (188-PG-93, currently plays in Germany) contributed to Sixers' victory against the tenth-ranked Hannover Korbjaeger 100-86 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He scored 14 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 38 minutes. Markoc averaged so far 11.4ppg, 3.6rpg, 4.4apg and 1.6spg in 14 games.



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  CUBA  


Javier Justiz's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Cubans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Javier Justiz
Javier Justiz
   #1. This week's number one is an international center Javier Justiz (205-92, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Argentina). He was the major contributor in a Estudiantes Concordia's victory against the seventh-ranked Libertad Sunchales (15-17) 85-73 in the Argentinian LigaA in Monday night's game. Justiz had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds in 28 minutes on the court. Estudiantes Concordia (23-11) is placed second in Norte group. It was his team's seventh consecutive victory in a row. Justiz has relatively good stats this year: 13.2ppg, 8.4rpg, 1.3apg, 2.1bpg, 2FGP: 51.3% and FT: 61.3% in 32 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Cuban senior national team.

Yorman Polas Bartolo
Yorman Polas Bartolo
   #2. Second place goes to former international swingman Yorman Polas Bartolo (192-85, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup). He led his German team Telekom Baskets to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Joensuun Kataja 91-72 in the FIBA Europe Cup on Wednesday night. Bartolo recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals in 29 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 2 ranked teams in group M. Telekom Baskets Bonn (5-1) is placed first. This year Bartolo averages: 5.7ppg, 3.6rpg, 1.8apg, 1.5spg, 2FGP: 34.4% and FT: 63.0% in 11 games. He has a dual citizenship: Cuban and German. Bartolo played for the Cuban national team in 2011.

Reynaldo Garcia
Reynaldo Garcia
   #3. The Cuban player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Reynaldo Garcia (187-90, agency: DTMones, currently plays in Argentina). He contributed to a San Martin Corrientes' victory against the ninth-ranked Atenas (11-20) 87-75 in the Argentinian LigaA in Monday night's game. Garcia recorded 7 points. San Martin Corrientes (23-9) is placed first in Norte group. This season Garcia has relatively solid stats: 12.1ppg, 3.4rpg, 2.1apg, 2.0spg, 2FGP: 51.1% and FT: 72.9%. He played for the Cuban national team eight years ago.

Taylor Garcia
Taylor Garcia
   #4. Point guard Taylor Garcia (182-87, currently plays in Spain) led Quintanar to a victory over the 16th-ranked Rivas (2-17) 95-83 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. He was MVP of the game. Garcia recorded 25 points and added 6 assists in 37 minutes. Basket Globalcaja Quintanar (10-8) is placed eighth in Group B. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. Garcia has reliable stats this year: 14.8ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.4apg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He used to play for the Cuban national team back in 2009.

Grismay Paumier
Grismay Paumier
   #5. Former international power forward Grismay Paumier (204-88, currently plays in France). Paumier could not help one of league's weakest teams SO Maritime Boulogne (6-12) to beat SPO Rouen (7-11). He scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. SO Maritime Boulogne was defeated 82-78 on the road by the higher-ranked SPO Rouen (#16). It's Paumier's first season with the team. Paumier's stats this year are: 11.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.4bpg and 1.1spg. He used to play for the Cuban national team eight years ago.

Georvys Elias
Georvys Elias
   #6. An experienced forward Georvys Elias (199-81, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Albacete in their game against L'Hospitalet (8-12) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Elias scored 5 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 36 minutes. Albacete lost 58-66 at home to the higher-ranked (#12) L'Hospitalet. It was Albacete's fifth consecutive loss in a row. Elias averaged so far 10.2ppg, 6.8rpg, 2.7apg, 1.2bpg and 1.5spg in 20 games. He is a former international player as he played for the Cuban senior team eight years ago.

Rangel Ramirez
Rangel Ramirez
   #7. Former international center Rangel Ramirez (206-75, currently plays in Spain) managed to help Aracena - AEC Collblanc La Torrassa to win against the 11th-ranked Barna (6-10) 71-68 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Ramirez recorded only 4 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. Aracena - AEC Collblanc La Torrassa (10-5) is placed fourth in Group C-A. Ramirez's overall stats this season are: 6.9ppg and 6.2rpg. He used to play for the Cuban national team eleven years ago.

Georffri Silvestre
Georffri Silvestre
   #8. Power forward Georffri Silvestre (202-79, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Nautico KIA Tenerife (11-6) in their last game. Despite Silvestre's good performance the sixth-placed Nautico KIA Tenerife (11-6) lost 70-74 in Arrecife to the lower-ranked (#12) Lanzarote in the Group B. He recorded 11 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. Silvestre averaged so far 14.7ppg and 5.7rpg in 17 games. He used to play for the Cuban national team back in 2000.

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

   #1. Howard Sant-Roos (200-F-91, currently plays in Basketball Champions League) could not help CEZ Nymburk (10-4) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Sant-Roos' very good performance the third-placed CEZ Nymburk (10-4) was crushed 94-72 on the road by the lower-ranked Banco di Srd (#5) in the group A of Basketball Champions League. He was the top scorer with 15 points. Sant-Roos also added 4 rebounds and 4 assists. This season Sant-Roos has relatively solid stats: 13.1ppg, 6.9rpg, 3.0apg and 2.4spg.

   #2. Juan Ferrales (188-G-91, college: Barry, currently plays in Norway) was not able to help Kongsberg (20-3) in their last game. Despite Ferrales' very good performance the league leader Kongsberg lost 77-82 at home to the lower-ranked (#4) Gimle BBK. He was the top scorer with 17 points. Ferrales also added 6 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 43 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. It was Kongsberg's first loss after fourteen consecutive victories. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Ferrales' first year with the team. Ferrales has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 5.1apg and 1.7spg in 23 games he played so far. Ferrales has a dual citizenship: Cuban and American. Strangely he has never played in Cuba.

   #3. Adrian Diaz (213-C-93, college: FIU, currently plays in Romania) was not able to secure a victory for BC Timisoara (12-8) in their last game on Friday. Despite Diaz's good performance BC Timisoara was edged 73-72 on their home court in Timisoara by the higher-ranked CSU Sibiu (#3). He scored 11 points and blocked 2 blocks. The Regular Season already ended. Diaz's overall stats this season are: 9.5ppg and 4.6rpg. He is another player who holds two passports: Cuban and American. Strangely Diaz has never played in Cuba.

   #4. Yankiel Moreno (189-G-90, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Italy) couldn't help Bondi Ferrara (8-13) in their last game. Despite Moreno's good performance the 13th-placed Bondi Ferrara (8-13) was crushed 85-62 on their home court in Ferrara by the higher-ranked (#12) Imola in the East group. He was the second best scorer with 10 points. Moreno also added 3 assists in 30 minutes. This year Moreno's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 2.7rpg, 6.0apg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He has both Cuban and Italian nationalities. Despite Moreno's Cuban passport, he previously played for the Italian U18 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cuban team.

   #5. Juaquin Duarte (192-G-88, currently plays in Mexico) managed to help Santos de San Luis Potosi to win against the closely-ranked Ciudad (15-21) crushing them 97-72 in the Mexican LNBP (second division) in Thursday night's game. Duarte recorded only 2 points. It was his first game for Santos this season. His team is placed eighth in the LNBP. His team will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And now that game is very crucial.



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  CYPRUS  

Standings - Division A

Division A Standings
 1. Keravnos 14-2 
 2. AEK 12-4 
 3. Apoel 9-7 
 4. Enosis 7-9 
 5. Apollon 3-13 
 6. Etha 3-13 

Regular Season: Round 16

Feb. 14: Enosis - Etha 79-59
Feb. 14: AEK - Keravnos 69-49
Feb. 14: Apoel - Apollon 106-56

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 25: Apollon - Enosis
Feb. 25: Etha - AEK
Feb. 25: Keravnos - Apoel


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. Jaxen, Etha17.0 
 4. Ray, Enosis16.1 
 5. Abukar, Keravnos15.2 
 6. Brezec, AEK15.2 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.6 
 9. Blakes, Enosis14.2 
 10. Pigram, AEK13.7 
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, Apoel7.2 
 5. Brezec, AEK7.0 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.7 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 8. Wright, Apoel6.1 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel6.0 
 10. O''Brien, Keravnos5.8 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.9 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.6 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.5 
 5. Ross, Keravnos3.8 
 6. Koronides, Apollon3.7 
 7. Jaxen, Etha3.4 
 8. Blakes, Enosis3.3 
 9. Brown, Apoel3.3 
 10. Jones, Apollon3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.3 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.8 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 5. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 6. Washington, Enosis1.5 
 7. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 8. Barker, Keravnos1.5 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel1.5 
 10. Ray, Enosis1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Kevin THOMAS
  Enosis
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 1.2
 1. Thomas, Enosis1.2 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.1 
 3. N''Doye, Apollon1.0 
 4. Marshall, Apollon1.0 
 5. Raines, Apollon0.9 
 6. Suleiman, Apollon0.8 
 7. O''Brien, Keravnos0.7 
 8. Burnatowski, Apoel0.7 
 9. Parks, Keravnos0.7 
 10. Brezec, AEK0.7 


Alexander Vezenkov selected the top Cypriot playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Alexander Vezenkov
Alexander Vezenkov
   #1. This week's number one is former U16 international power forward Alexander Vezenkov (206-95, currently plays in Euroleague). He could not help FC Barcelona (8-14) in their last game. Despite Vezenkov's very good performance the 12th-placed FC Barcelona (8-14) lost 62-69 at home to the lower-ranked (#15) Galatasaray in the group A of Euroleague. He was the top scorer with 18 points in 25 minutes on the court. It was FC Barcelona's fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Vezenkov averages: 7.3ppg, 3.3rpg, 1.1apg, 2FGP: 66.7%(38-57), 3FGP: 52.4%(22-42) and FT: 85.7% in 22 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Vezenkov played for the Cypriot U16 national team seven years ago.

Andreas Christodoulou
Andreas Christodoulou
   #2. Second place goes to former U16 international small forward Andreas Christodoulou (197-95, currently plays in Greece). He was not able to help one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams AGOR in their game against Lavrio (7-10) in the Greek A1. It was not Christodoulou's best game last Saturday. He scored only 2 points and had 4 steals in 15 minutes. AGOR lost 62-73 on the road to the higher-ranked (#7) Lavrio. This year Christodoulou's overall stats are: 6.8ppg, 1.9rpg, 1.7apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 48.6%, 3FGP: 25.9% and FT: 70.3% in 17 games. He is another player who holds two passports: Cypriot and Greek. Christodoulou played for the Cypriot U16 national team in 2011.

Christopher Razis
Christopher Razis
   #3. The Cypriot player who performed third best last week abroad was an international point guard Christopher Razis (194-89, currently plays in Greece) is a teammate of previously mentioned Andreas Christodoulou and both played together in the last Greek A1 game. Razis. He was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams one of league's weakest teams AGOR (7-10) in their game against Lavrio (7-10). Razis' contribution was not very remarkable in Saturday's game. He scored only 2 points. AGOR was defeated 73-62 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Lavrio (#7). This season Razis averages just 1.8ppg, 2FGP: 33.3% and FT: 75.0%. He has both Cypriot and German nationalities. Ex-Keravnos Strovolou player is also a member of the Cypriot senior national team.

Anthony King
Anthony King
   #4. Power forward Anthony King (206-85, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Koeln Rh.Stars (11-12) in their last game. Despite his good performance Koeln Rh.Stars was edged 77-75 in Heidelberg by the leading MLP Academics. King recorded 13 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 30 minutes. It's King's first season with the team. This year his total stats are: 8.5ppg, 6.0rpg, 2.0apg and 1.3bpg in eight games. King is a naturalized American. He is also Cypriot national team player. King used to play for InterCollege Etha Engomis in Cypriot league.

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

   #1. Angel Natskin (184-G-93, currently plays in Bulgaria) could not help one of league's weakest teams Cherno More (5-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance Cherno More was badly defeated 93-77 on the road by the higher-ranked Spartak Pleven (#6). Natskin scored 13 points and added 4 passes. It's Natskin's fourth season with the team. His overall stats this year are: 4.3ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.2apg. Natskin has a dual citizenship: Cypriot and Bulgarian. Despite his Cypriot passport, Natskin previously played for the Bulgarian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Cypriot team.

   #2. Nasos Kyriakou (182-PG-89, currently plays in Greece) was not able to help Kavala in their game against Panionios (5-9) in the Greek A2 (second division). Kyriakou did not have that impressive stats last Saturday. He scored only 3 points in 9 minutes on the court. Kavala was crushed 73-50 in Athens by the higher-ranked (#9) Panionios. This year Kyriakou averages just 1.1ppg in 15 games he played so far. He is another player who holds two passports: Cypriot and Greek.

   #3. Victor Ieronymides (198-F, currently plays in NCAA2) managed to help St.Martin's University to win against the Northwest Nazarene University (8-7) 90-81 in the NCAA2 on Saturday night. Ieronymides scored only 2 points. The St.Martin's University has 7-8 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Ieronymides averages just 0.6ppg.

Other top Cypriot players, who play abroad:

Antreas Tretiakov (195-F/G-0) plays for Aris in Greek A1
Giannis Giannaras (187-G-99) plays for PAOK in Greek A1
Rafail Papaioannou (194-C-0) plays for PAOK in Greek A1
Elias Daniel (182-G-84) plays for New England Anchors in the ABA
Giorgos Ventouris (188-G-84) plays for Aris Petropoulis in Greek C
Andreas Angelis (203-C-76) plays for Niki Amarousiou in Greek C
Grekas (196-G-95) plays for Agriniou in Greek B
Constantinos Pilakoutas (192-G/F-91) plays for Makedonikos in Greek C
Ioannis Stefanidis (196-PG-86) plays for Xanthis in Greek B

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



Division A Round 16: Leader Keravnos lose to AEK - by Eurobasket News

Top ranked Keravnos (14-2) recorded its second loss in Larnaca on Tuesday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked AEK (12-4) 69-49. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of Keravnos. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. AEK dominated on the defensive end, holding Keravnos to just 5 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Keravnos 44-22 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) chipped in 15 points and 11 rebounds. American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) produced 13 points for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AEK have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Keravnos at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. AEK are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Etha (#6) in Nicosia in the next round. Keravnos will play at home against Apoel (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Nicosia. Local Apoel (9-7) outscored 5th ranked Apollon (3-13) 106-56. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). Brandon Mobley contributed with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. The former international guard Iraklis Pittakas (192-84) replied with 27 points for Apollon. Apoel maintains third position with 9-7 record having five points less than leader Keravnos. Apollon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Etha. Apoel will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Apollon will play at home against Enosis (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

In the last game of round 16 Etha was crushed by Enosis in Paralimni 79-59.

Enosis - Etha 79-59

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 5th ranked Etha's (3-13) road loss to fourth ranked Enosis (7-9) 59-79. The game was mostly controlled by Enosis. Etha was better in third quarter 21-16. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They dominated on the defensive end, holding Etha to just 7 points in first quarter. Enosis maintains fourth position with 7-9 record. Etha at the other side dropped to the bottom place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Apollon. Enosis will play against Apollon (#5) in Limassol in the next round. Etha will play at home against the league's second-placed AEK and hopes to get back on the winning track.
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Apoel - Apollon 106-56

The game with biggest result difference took place in Nicosia. Local Apoel (9-7) outscored 5th ranked Apollon (3-13) 106-56. The game without a history. Apoel led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 78 of its points in the paint compared to Apollon's 46. They outrebounded Apollon 48-19 including a 32-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Apoel players were unselfish on offense dishing 28 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Apollon's players. Worth to mention a great performance of Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-90, college: Colgate) who helped to win the game recording 24 points and 7 rebounds (on 9-of-10 shooting from the field). American forward Brandon Mobley (206-91, college: Seton Hall, agency: HMS) contributed with 24 points and 9 rebounds (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) for the winners. Five Apoel players scored in double figures. The former international guard Iraklis Pittakas (192-84) replied with 27 points and the former international Marios Georgiou (201-91) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Apollon. Apoel maintains third position with 9-7 record having five points less than leader Keravnos. Apollon lost sixth consecutive game. They keep the fifth place with 13 games lost. They share the position with Etha. Apoel will play against league's leader Keravnos in Strovolos in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Apollon will play at home against Enosis (#4) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Apoel: M.Burnatowski 24+7reb+2ast, B.Mobley 24+9reb, G.Pantouris 17+4reb+5ast, A.Wright 16+8reb+3ast, T.Bussey 13+8reb+6ast, M.Mythillos 4+1reb+3ast
Apollon: I.Pittakas 27+3reb+2ast, M.Georgiou 14+5reb+2ast, G.Christofidis 5+1reb+1ast, A.Panagidis 4+2reb, F.Grivas 4+2reb+1ast, P.Suleiman 2+5reb+1ast
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AEK - Keravnos 69-49

Top ranked Keravnos (14-2) recorded its second loss in Larnaca on Tuesday night. Visitors were rolled over by second ranked AEK (12-4) 69-49. It ended at the same time the 13-game winning streak of Keravnos. It may be a crucial game in the contest for the top position in the league. The hosts trailed by 5 points at the halftime before their 40-15 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. AEK dominated on the defensive end, holding Keravnos to just 5 points in third quarter. They outrebounded Keravnos 44-22 including a 33-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. Croatian forward Tomislav Petrovic (202-85) fired 21 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Slovenian power forward Primoz Brezec (216-79) chipped in a double-double by scoring 15 points and 11 rebounds. American-Somalian forward Mohamed Abukar (208-85, college: San Diego St., agency: Two Points) produced 13 points and American power forward Terell Parks (204-91, college: W.Illinois) added 10 points respectively for lost side. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. AEK have a solid four-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains second position with 12-4 record having just two points less than leader Keravnos. Keravnos at the other side still keeps top place with two games lost. AEK are looking forward to face bottom-ranked Etha (#6) in Nicosia in the next round. Keravnos will play at home against Apoel (#3) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AEK: T.Petrovic 21+7reb+2ast, P.Brezec 15+11reb+3ast, T.Thomas 12+6reb+4ast, T.Biggs 6+8reb+1ast, C.Pigram 6+1reb, I.Panteli 6+2reb+2ast
Keravnos: M.Abukar 13+4reb+2ast, T.Parks 10+4reb, M.Simon 7+2ast, K.Barker 7+2reb+1ast, R.Ross 6+4reb+1ast, J.O'Brien 5+4reb
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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Standings - NBL

NBL Standings
Places 1-6
 1. CEZ Nymburk 23-1 
 2. BK Pardubice 19-4 
 3. BK Decin 16-9 
 4. BK Opava 13-11 
 5. USK Praha 12-11 
 6. BK Kolin 11-13 
Places 7-12
 1. Usti n/Labem 9-14 
 2. Svitavy 9-15 
 3. Prostejov 8-15 
 4. NH Ostrava 8-16 
 5. J.Hradec 7-17 
 6. MMCITE Brno 7-17 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 2

Places 1-6

Feb. 14: BK Decin - CEZ Nymburk 82-92
Feb. 14: BK Kolin - BK Pardubice 70-86
Feb. 14: BK Opava - USK Praha 65-59

Places 7-12

Feb. 14: NH Ostrava - MMCITE Brno 86-79
Feb. 14: J.Hradec - Svitavy 76-80
Feb. 20: Prostejov - Usti n/Labem


1Liga Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Petr SLECHTA
  Sokol Pisek
  (192-G/F-95)
  Avg: 24.7
 1. Slechta, Sokol Pisek24.7 
 2. Svoboda, Nymburk B24.6 
 3. Novak, Olomouc SK22.9 
 4. Peterka, Nymburk B22.8 
 5. Potocek, Pardubice22.6 
 6. Fait, Sokol Pisek20.0 
 7. Streba, USK P.18.9 
 8. Sebela, Sokol S.18.8 
 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.9.8 
 5. Pelikan, Novy Jicin9.3 
 6. Kvapil, Opava B9.3 
 7. Voslajer, Zlin9.2 
 8. Streba, USK P.8.8 
 9. Bujnoch, Opava B8.8 
 10. Sebela, Sokol S.8.8 
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. Kotasek, Nymburk B4.5 
 7. Jancik, Havirov4.5 
 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: 3.7
 1. Dedek, Olomouc .3.7 
 2. Kozina, Zlin2.8 
 3. Potocek, Pardubice2.4 
 4. Rotrekl, Sokol S.2.3 
 5. Nehoda, Zlin2.3 
 6. Pumprla, Zlin2.1 
 7. Choleva, Olomouc Bbal2.1 
 8. Novak, Olomouc SK2.1 
 9. Zlamal, Olomouc SK2.0 
 10. Branda, Opava B2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Pavel ENGLICKY
  Sokol Pisek
  (210-F/C-83)
  Avg: 1.9
 1. Englicky, Sokol Pisek1.9 
 2. Blumbergs, GBA S.1.8 
 3. Skranc, Pardubice1.7 
 4. Kolonicny, Havirov1.6 
 5. Kozak, GBA Sparta1.1 
 6. Szabo, Prostejov B1.1 
 7. Pelikan, Novy Jicin1.1 
 8. Goga, Prostejov B1.0 
 9. Vasat, Prostejov B0.9 
 10. Hlobil, Prostejov B0.9 


Czech Republic 1Liga round 18 best performance: Jan Kratochvil - by Eurobasket News

Forward Jan Kratochvil (199-F-82) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Basket Kosice, receiving a Eurobasket.com 1Liga Player of the Week award for round 18.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 25 points and 11 rebounds, while his team beat Vysocina (#10, 4-14) 78-69. Basket Kosice maintains the 8th position in their group in Czech Republic 1Liga. Basket Kosice is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 8-11 record. In the team's last game Kratochvil had a remarkable 66.7% from 2-point range and got three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Basket Kosice's top player in his first season with the team. Jan Kratochvil averages this season 14.6ppg and 7.9rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 33-year old Pavel Novak (199-F-83) of Olomouc SK. Novak had a very good evening with a double-double of 26 points and 19 rebounds. Bad luck as Olomouc SK lost that game 65-79 to the lower-ranked Prostejov B (#7, 8-10). Olomouc SK managed to keep the same 3rd spot in Group B. His team's 12-6 record is not bad at all. Novak is a newcomer at Olomouc SK, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 22.9ppg (#3). He also registered 11.0 boards per game.

Third on the list of top players last round was Latvian forward Roberts Blumbergs (204-F/C-97) of GBA Sparta (#9). Blumbergs got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for seven rebounds . Despite Blumbergs' great performance GBA Sparta lost 80-87 to the higher-ranked Slavoj Litom. (#2, 13-5). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. GBA Sparta can only dream about fighting for top spots in Group A. They have rather bad season and 5-13 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Blumbergs he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Blumbergs has a very solid season. In 7 games in Czech Republic he scored 11.3ppg. He also has 8.1rpg, 2.0bpg and FGP: 55.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Dalibor Fait (203-C-93) of Sokol Pisek - 22 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Jan Streba (195-F/G-95) of USK Praha B - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Miroslav Kvapil (202-C-93) of Opava B - 22 points and 11 rebounds
7. Zdenek Sebela (192-F-87) of Sokol Slapanice - 14 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Jiri Dedek (190-SG-95) of Olomouc Bbal - 21 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists
9. Jan Kolonicny (208-C-93) of Havirov - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Jakub Tomas (200-F/C-80) of Sokol Prazky - 11 points and 14 rebounds

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



Jan Vesely selected the top Czech playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Jan Vesely
Jan Vesely
   #1. This week's number one is an international power forward Jan Vesely (213-90, currently plays in Turkey). He led Fenerbahce to a victory over the ninth-ranked Yesilgiresun Bld (8-10) 76-65 in the Turkish BSL in Sunday night's game. Vesely was MVP of the game. He scored 16 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes on the court. Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-3) is placed first in the BSL. Vesely has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg, 5.2rpg, 1.5apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 67.6%(69-102) and FT: 71.4% in 15 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Czech Republic senior national team.

Blake Schilb
Blake Schilb
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced international swingman Blake Schilb (201-83, college: Loyola, IL, currently plays in Euroleague). Schilb was the major contributor in Galatasaray's victory against the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona (8-14) 69-62 in the Euroleague last Friday. He recorded 16 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (7-15) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in group A. This season Schilb averages: 9.7ppg, 3.9rpg, 4.3apg, 2FGP: 57.7%(71-123), 3FGP: 29.5% and FT: 89.5%. He is a naturalized American. Schilb is in the roster of the Czech Republic senior national team. He used to play for CEZ Basketball Nymburk in Czech Republic league.

Ondrej Balvin
Ondrej Balvin
   #3. The Czech Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Ondrej Balvin (217-92, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Spain). Balvin contributed to a Movil Estudiantes' victory against the 12th-ranked Sevilla (7-13) 77-73 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 7 points, had 4 rebounds, passed 3 assists and added 4 blocks in 28 minutes. Movistar Estudiantes (13-5) is placed fourth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's sixth consecutive victory in a row. This year Balvin's overall stats are: 6.5ppg, 4.5rpg, 3.0apg, 2.5bpg, 2FGP: 66.7% in two games. He played for the Czech Republic national team two years ago.

Filip Halada
Filip Halada
   #4. Forward Filip Halada (198-92, currently plays in Slovakia) was the main contributor in a Rieker KN's victory against the ninth-ranked Karlovka (9-21) crushing them 98-65 in the Slovakian SBL in Wednesday night's game. Halada was the best player in that game. He scored 18 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. MBK Rieker Com Therm Komarno (16-13) is placed fifth in the SBL. This season Halada has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Czech Republic U20 national team back in 2012.

Patrik Auda
Patrik Auda
   #5. International power forward Patrik Auda (206-89, also represented by Octagon Europe, college: Seton Hall, currently plays in Spain) could not help La ICL Manresa (3-17) in their last game. Despite Auda's good performance the bottom-ranked La ICL Manresa was badly defeated 92-72 on the road by the much higher-ranked (#3) FC Barcelona. He was the second best scorer with 11 points in a mere 19 minutes. It was La ICL Manresa's third consecutive loss in a row. Auda has reliable stats this year: 10.5ppg and 4.6rpg in 13 games. He plays currently for the Czech Republic national team.

Tomas Satoransky
Tomas Satoransky
   #6. Point guard Tomas Satoransky (201-91, another player represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in NBA) managed to help Washington Wizards in a victory against the Indiana Pacers (29-26) 112-107 in the NBA in Friday night's game. He scored only 4 points in 13 minutes. The Washington Wizards have a solid 33-21 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Satoransky's total stats are: 3.2ppg, 1.8rpg and 1.9apg in 37 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Czech Republic National Team roster.

Tomas Kyzlink
Tomas Kyzlink
   #7. International shooting guard Tomas Kyzlink (195-93, currently plays in Slovenia) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Helios in their game against KK Primorska (10-8) in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM. Kyzlink scored only 4 points. Helios was badly defeated 65-49 at home by the higher-ranked KK Primorska (#6). It was Helios' third consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. It's Kyzlink's first season with the team. His stats this year are: 10.9ppg, 3.5rpg and 2.2apg. Kyzlink is also Czech Republic national team player.

Petr Herman
Petr Herman
   #8. Forward Petr Herman (208-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the Loyola Mary (2-4) in their game against the Gonzaga University (6-0) in the NCAA. He scored 8 points and blocked 5 blocks. The Loyola Mary was crushed 90-60 in Spokane by the Gonzaga University. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Herman has averaged so far 2.9ppg and 2.5rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic U18 national team back in 2012.

Jakub Jokl
Jakub Jokl
   #9. U20 international forward Jakub Jokl (211-96, currently studies in the States) helped Utah win their game against the The University of Washington (2-1) crushing them 85-61 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He recorded only 2 points. The University of Utah has 3-2 conference record this season. Jokl has averaged so far 1.3ppg and 1.2rpg. He is also in the roster of the Czech Republic U20 national team.

Prokop Slanina
Prokop Slanina
   #10. Forward Prokop Slanina (208-95, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Fordham (1-4) in their game against the La Salle University (1-1) in the NCAA. Slanina recorded only 4 points in 15 minutes. The Fordham lost 52-67 in Philadelphia to the La Salle University. Slanina has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 3.2rpg in 23 games. He is a former U20 international player as three years ago he still played for the Czech Republic national team.

   #11. Former international center Ales Chan (215-80, college: Seton Hill, currently plays in Austria) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Raiffeisen Wels in their game against Kapfenberg Bulls in the Austrian A Bundesliga. Chan cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points. His team were badly defeated by 18 points 86-68. Chan's stats this season are: 10.2ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.2apg and 1.2bpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team three years ago.

   #12. U16 international point guard Vit Krejci (193-0, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Olivar (4-12) in their last game. Despite Krejci's good performance the 14th-placed Olivar was crushed 89-59 on the opponent's court by the much higher-ranked (#7) Cornella in the Group C-A. He recorded 10 points in 29 minutes. Krejci has averaged so far 4.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.3apg in 15 games. He is also in the roster of the Czech Republic U16 national team.

   #13. Former U18 international forward David Jelinek (203-97, another player represented by Octagon Europe, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Northwood University in their game against the Grand Valley State University in the NCAA2. He cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. Jelinek recorded only 2 points in 10 minutes. His team lost 83-94 in the NCAA2. Jelinek has averaged so far 4.4ppg and 2.2rpg in 20 games. He used to play for the Czech Republic U18 national team two years ago.

   #14. Former international center Tomas Hampl (215-88, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help Estela in their game against Cantbasket in the Spanish EBA (fourth division). Hampl cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points and blocked 2 blocks. His team was defeated 74-62. Hampl averaged so far 14.3ppg and 5.8rpg. He used to play for the Czech Republic national team back in 2012.

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

   #1. Jaroslav Tyrna (207-C-86, agency: Octagon Europe, college: New Orleans, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in Sixers' victory against the tenth-ranked Hannover Korbjaeger (3-10) 100-86 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) on Saturday night. Tyrna scored 20 points and added 3 passes. BSW Sixers Sandersdorf (10-4) is placed third in North group. Tyrna's stats this season are: 10.8ppg, 7.3rpg and 2.4apg.

   #2. Experienced Lubos Stria (197-G/F-81, currently plays in Slovakia) could not help Handlova (14-16) in their last game. Despite his good performance Handlova lost 78-88 at home to the higher-ranked (#4) Levice. Stria scored 10 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 30 minutes. Stria has averaged so far 8.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 2.3apg in 29 games he played so far.

   #3. Jakub Kasa (203-F-92, currently plays in Slovakia) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Nitra in their game against Nova Ves (6-24) in the Slovakian SBL, despite his very good performance last Wednesday. Kasa was the second best scorer with 13 points in a mere 16 minutes. But the bottom-ranked Nitra was badly defeated 90-72 on their home court in Nitra by the one of league's weakest teams (#10) Nova Ves. It was Nitra's 13th consecutive loss in a row. Kasa has averaged so far 10.0ppg and 2.5rpg in two games.

   #4. Adrian Melski (192-G/F-92, currently plays in Germany) led Zwickau to a victory against the sixth-ranked Oberhaching (9-10) 93-83 in the German Regionalliga (fourth division) in Saturday night's game. Melski scored 11 points and had 3 steals. GGZ Baskets Zwickau (7-12) is placed 11th in South-East group. Melski has averaged so far 8.0ppg, 5.0rpg, 1.3apg and 1.3spg.

   #5. Dan Milota (201-F, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Texas A&M International University's victory against the Oklahoma Christian University (3-10) 83-79 in the NCAA2 in Saturday night's game. Milota scored 13 points in 30 minutes. The Texas A&M International University has a solid 8-3 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Milota has averaged so far 6.8ppg and 2.2rpg in 11 games.

   #6. Filippo Meccoli Matejca (194-G-92, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Valdiceppo in their game against Matera in the Italian Serie B (third division). He scored 7 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. His team was defeated 102-92. Meccoli Matejca has averaged so far 8.1ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.9apg. He has a dual citizenship: Czech Republic and Italian.



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Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 19-2 
 2. Bakken 16-3 
 3. Naestved 11-10 
 4. Svendborg 11-12 
 5. Horsholm 10-11 
 6. SISU 9-13 
 7. Randers 9-14 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-20 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 14: Svendborg - Bakken 85-97
Feb. 17: Naestved - Bakken
Feb. 17: Stevnsgade - Randers


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 20.8
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken20.8 
 2. Bello, Randers19.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 5. Haas, SISU17.5 
 6. Nielsen, Randers16.9 
 7. McGrew, SI.16.9 
 8. Dominique, Horsholm16.7 
 9. Sandager, Stevn.16.4 
 10. Dranginis, SISU16.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Tanner MCGREW
  SI.
  (203-F-93)
  Avg: 10.7
 1. McGrew, SI.10.7 
 2. Sane, Naestved9.7 
 3. Champagnie, Stevn.9.2 
 4. Smith, Horsholm8.7 
 5. NaNa, Svendborg7.6 
 6. Baru, SISU7.4 
 7. Moten, Svendborg7.2 
 8. Midtgaard, Horsh.6.8 
 9. Trist, Horsens IC6.7 
 10. Artino, Horsens IC6.6 
Assists Per Game
 Frederik NIELSEN
  Horsholm
  (178-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.6
 1. Nielsen, Horsholm6.6 
 2. Burgess, Randers5.8 
 3. Dranginis, SISU4.5 
 4. Gesell, Bakken4.2 
 5. Lundberg, Horse.3.9 
 6. Lanegger, Naestved3.9 
 7. Nielsen, Randers3.7 
 8. Mack, Horsens IC3.7 
 9. McGrew, SI.3.6 
 10. Porta, Svendborg3.5 
Steals Per Game
 Myles MACK
  Horsens IC
  (175-PG-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Mack, Horsens IC2.5 
 2. Bello, Randers2.2 
 3. Burgess, Randers2.0 
 4. Akoon-P., Bakken1.9 
 5. Borovcanin, Horse.1.9 
 6. Gesell, Bakken1.9 
 7. Nielsen, Horsholm1.8 
 8. Smith, Horsholm1.8 
 9. Adjehi, SISU1.7 
 10. Lundberg, Horse.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Jyles SMITH
  Horsholm
  (209-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Smith, Horsholm1.3 
 2. Sane, Naestved1.2 
 3. Diouf, Bakken1.1 
 4. Aboubakar Za., Svendbor.1.1 
 5. Baru, SISU1.0 
 6. Adjehi, SISU1.0 
 7. Colas, Randers1.0 
 8. Dranginis, SISU0.9 
 9. Moten, Svendborg0.9 
 10. Christoffers., Bak.0.9 


Shavon Shields selected the top Danish playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Shavon Shields
Shavon Shields
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Shavon Shields (201-94, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Germany). He could not help Deutsche Bank Skyliners (8-13) in their last game. Despite Shields' very good performance Deutsche Bank Skyliners was badly defeated 76-57 on the road by the second-ranked Brose Baskets. He was the top scorer with 18 points. Shields also added 7 rebounds in 33 minutes on the court; quite an impressive performance considering it's only his third season in pro basketball. It's Shields' first year with the team. Shields has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 59.1%(78-132), 3FGP: 37.3% and FT: 76.2% in 20 games he played so far. He played for the Danish senior national team two years ago.

Jonathan Gilling
Jonathan Gilling
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Jonathan Gilling (203-91, college: Arizona St., currently plays in Spain). Gilling led Leche Rio Breogan to a victory over one of league's weakest teams Magia Huesca (5-18) crushing them 86-65 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. He was MVP of the game. Gilling scored 18 points and added 3 assists; not bad, considering it's only his second season in pro basketball. Cafes Candelas Breogan Lugo (14-8) is placed fifth in the LEB Gold. This season Gilling has relatively solid stats: 11.1ppg, 3.9rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 55.0%, 3FGP: 39.6% and FT: 78.3%. He is in the roster of the Danish senior national team.

Mikkel Plannthin
Mikkel Plannthin
   #3. The Danish player who performed third best last week abroad was former international guard Mikkel Plannthin (195-88, agency: Octagon Europe, currently plays in Sweden). Plannthin was not able to help Norrkoping Dolphins in their game against KFUM Jamtland (12-12) in the Swedish Basketligan. He scored 7 points, grabbed 4 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Norrkoping Dolphins was crushed 83-59 in Jamtland by the lower-ranked KFUM (#6). It's Plannthin's first season with the team. This year Plannthin averages: 6.8ppg, 2.4rpg, 3.1apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 44.4%, 3FGP: 41.5%. He played for the Danish national team two years ago.

Darko Jukic
Darko Jukic
   #4. Guard Darko Jukic (199-90, currently plays in Slovenia) managed to help Krka Novo Mesto in a victory against the closely-ranked Hopsi Polzela (12-6) 70-64 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM last Wednesday. Jukic scored 5 points in 17 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Krka Novo Mesto (15-4) is placed second in the Liga Nova KBM. It was his team's ninth consecutive victory in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Jukic's overall stats are: 7.7ppg, 3.2rpg and 1.7apg in six games. He is also Danish national team player.

Jonas Bergstedt
Jonas Bergstedt
   #5. International center Jonas Bergstedt (210-91, currently plays in Switzerland) was not able to secure a victory for Massagno (5-10) in their last game on Friday. Despite Bergstedt's very good performance Massagno was defeated 75-67 in Lugano by the higher-ranked Tigers (#6). He recorded a double-double by scoring 17 points and getting 15 rebounds. Bergstedt also added 2 blocks. Bergstedt has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 9.7rpg and 1.5apg. Bergstedt plays currently for the Danish national team.

Lasse Elbaek
Lasse Elbaek
   #6. Center Lasse Elbaek (208-94, currently plays in Sweden) was the major contributor in Malbas' surprising victory against the league leader BC Lulea (19-5) 81-77 in the Swedish Basketligan in Tuesday night's game. He had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 12 rebounds in 33 minutes. Malbas Oresund Malmo (1-8) is placed second from the bottom (#8) in the Basketligan. It was Malbas' third consecutive victory in a row. Elbaek has reliable stats this year: 10.6ppg, 6.9rpg and 1.1apg in 22 games. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Danish National Team roster.

Daniel Mortensen
Daniel Mortensen
   #7. Former international forward Daniel Mortensen (203-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Barry University (12-4) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Mortensen's very good performance the Barry University was defeated 86-76 in Tampa by the University of. He scored 15 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Mortensen's stats this season are: 10.8ppg, 6.2rpg, 1.7apg and 1.2bpg. He used to play for the Danish national team two years ago.

Sebastian Petersen
Sebastian Petersen
   #8. Guard Sebastian Petersen (188-95, agency: Dynamics Global Management, currently plays in Sweden) is a teammate of previously mentioned Lasse Elbaek and both played together in the last Swedish Basketligan game. Petersen contributed to Malbas' shocking victory against the league leader BC Lulea (19-5) 81-77. He scored 9 points and added 8 passes (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 23 minutes. Petersen's stats this year are: 10.8ppg, 3.8rpg, 3.3apg and 1.1spg in 23 games. He used to play for the Danish U20 national team back in 2015.

Christian Benzon
Christian Benzon
   #9. Former international guard Christian Benzon (193-93, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an Evansville's shocking victory against the Drake University (2-0) 87-70 in the NCAA in Tuesday night's game. Benzon recorded 10 points. The University of Evansville has 1-4 conference record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Benzon has been at the team for four years. His total stats this season are: 5.3ppg, 4.0rpg and 1.2apg. Benzon used to play for the Danish national team four years ago.

Peter Moller
Peter Moller
   #10. Guard Peter Moller (190-94, currently plays in NCAA2) couldn't help the Metropolitan State College of Denver (10-6) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his good performance the Metropolitan State College of Denver was edged 82-80 in a derby game by the Regis University. Moller scored 12 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Moller averaged so far 12.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.6apg. He is a former international player as two years ago he still played for the Danish senior national team.

   #11. Former international power forward Kevin Larsen (207-93, college: G.Washington, currently plays in Germany) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Gladiators crushing them 95-70 in the German ProA (second division) in Sunday night's game. Larsen recorded only 4 points in 14 minutes. This year Larsen's total stats are: 3.7ppg and 2.7rpg in three games. He used to play for the Danish national team two years ago.

   #12. Former U18 international guard August Haas (185-97, currently studies in the States) couldn't help the Wisc.-Milwaukee in their game against the Northern Kentucky University in the NCAA. He cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. Haas recorded only 2 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists in 33 minutes. His team lost 63-69. Haas has averaged so far 5.8ppg, 3.1rpg and 3.8apg in 26 games. He used to play for the Danish U18 national team back in 2015.

   #13. International center Nicolai Andersen (203-96, currently plays in Finland) contributed to Kouvot's victory against the league outsider UU-Korihait 87-81 in the Finnish Korisliiga in Saturday night's game. Andersen scored only 4 points. Andersen has averaged so far 2.1ppg and 1.8rpg. He is also Danish national team player.

   #14. Former U18 international guard Mikkel Andersen (194-95, currently plays in Norway) contributed to an easy victory against the league outsider Persbraten crushing them 103-74 in the Norwegian BLNO last Sunday. Andersen scored 5 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 13 minutes. Andersen has averaged so far 4.5ppg and 1.6rpg in 21 games. He used to play for the Danish U18 national team back in 2014.

   #15. Former U20 international forward Johannes Nielsen (208-96, is currently at the American university) couldn't help the Kennesaw St. in their game against the Florida Gulf Coast University in the NCAA. Nielsen cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. His team was defeated 75-63. Nielsen has averaged so far 5.9ppg and 3.3rpg. He used to play for the Danish U20 national team two years ago.

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

   #1. Tencho Tenchev (202-F-93, currently plays in Balkan League) managed to help BC Beroe in a 1-point victoryagainst the closely-ranked Feni Industries (1-3) 85-84 in the Balkan League on Tuesday night. Tenchev scored 5 points and had 3 steals in 19 minutes. BC Beroe (4-0) is placed fifth in the Balkan League. So far his team won all four games in the Second Stage. There are only two games left until the end of the Balkan League Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. This year Tenchev averages: 7.2ppg and 2.0rpg in 10 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Danish and Bulgarian.

   #2. Fred Brondsted (198-G/F, currently plays in NCAA2) led West Virginia Wesleyan College to a victory against the West Virginia State University (3-14) 70-59 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. He scored 12 points and added 3 passes in 35 minutes. The West Virginia Wesleyan College has 8-8 record this season. Brondsted averaged so far 10.5ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.5apg in 17 games.

   #3. Mads Rasmussen (198-G-88, currently plays in Sweden) could not help Helsingborg (7-6) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Rasmussen's very good performance the third-placed Helsingborg (7-6) was defeated 85-77 at home by the lower-ranked Lobas (#4) in the BEHS forts group. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Rasmussen also added 4 steals. Rasmussen has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.5apg and 1.5spg.

   #4. Toby Christensen (201-F, currently plays in NCAA2) contributed to a Southern Connecticut State University's victory against the American International College (5-13) 78-68 in the NCAA2 in Tuesday night's game. Christensen scored only 2 points. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. The Southern Connecticut State University has a solid 12-6 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. Christensen has averaged so far 5.3ppg and 3.9rpg.



Kyle Dranginis claims Danish Ligaen weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Kyle Dranginis (195-SG-92) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for SISU and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 23.
The 24-year old shooting guard had the game-high 29 points adding seven rebounds and three assists for SISU in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Svendborg (#4, 11-11) with 26-point margin 94-68. SISU is placed at 6th position in Danish Ligaen. SISU is a typical solid league team placed somewhere in the middle or a little bit lower in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 9-13 record. In the team's last game Dranginis had a remarkable seven three-pointers out of 12 attempts. He turned to be SISU's top player in his first season with the team. Gonzaga University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Dranginis is in league's top in assists (3rd best: 4.5apg) and averages solid 51.8% FGP and 41.5% from behind 3-point line.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American power forward Davie Champagnie (206-F/C-90) of Stevnsgade. Champagnie impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 18 points and 16 rebounds. Bad luck as Stevnsgade lost that game 81-90 to the higher-ranked Bakken (#2, 15-3). Stevnsgade are still at the very bottom. 20 lost games are too many considering they did not win any game. Champagnie is a newcomer at Stevnsgade and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was another Stevnsgade's star - Filip Rajovic (190-F-97). Rajovic scored 24 points and passed four assists. Despite Rajovic's great performance Stevnsgade lost 81-90 to the higher-ranked Bakken (#2, 15-3). But his team cannot count on just these two top stars as they also need help of the other teammates. Stevnsgade can only dream about fighting for top spots in the league. They have awful season losing so far all 20 games. Too bad for Rajovic he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Rajovic has a very solid season. In 4 games in Denmark he scored 5.3ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Will Artino (211-C/F-92) of Horsens IC - 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Eric Palm (188-G-87) of Bakken - 20 points, 2 rebounds and 8 assists
6. Thomas Laerke (195-G/F-91) of Bakken - 15 points, 10 rebounds and 7 assists
7. Deuce Bello (193-G-92) of Randers - 26 points and 6 rebounds
8. Jyles Smith (209-PF-92) of Horsholm - 11 points and 11 rebounds
9. Deon Mitchell (186-G-93) of Naestved - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Lawrence Alexander (190-G-91) of Horsens IC - 15 points, 6 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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  D-LEAGUE  

Standings

D-League Standings
Atlantic Division
 1. Maine RC 22-14 
 2. Delaware 87ers 18-16 
 3. Westchester K. 14-20 
 4. Long Island N. 13-23 
 5. Greensboro S. 12-24 
 6. Erie Bay H. 11-23 
Central Division
 1. Raptors 905 25-9 
 2. Ft.Wayne MA 19-13 
 3. Canton C. 19-15 
 4. Grand Rapids D. 19-17 
 5. Windy City B. 14-17 
Pacific Division
 1. Los Angeles D. 27-8 
 2. Santa Cruz W. 18-16 
 3. N.Arizona S. 16-17 
 4. Reno B. 12-22 
 5. Salt Lake City S. 11-22 
Southwest Division
 1. Oklahoma City B 26-11 
 2. Sioux Falls S. 22-14 
 3. Rio Grande VV 21-14 
 4. Texas L. 15-18 
 5. Austin S. 15-19 
 6. Iowa E. 9-26 

Regular Season: Round 84

Feb. 14: Sioux Falls S. - Iowa E. 93-122
Feb. 14: Rio Grande VV - Texas L. 141-133
Feb. 14: Delaware 87ers - Maine RC 123-101
Feb. 14: Greensboro S. - N.Arizona S. 120-125
Feb. 14: Ft.Wayne MA - Canton C. 109-120
Feb. 14: Oklahoma City B - Santa Cruz W. 109-100
Feb. 14: Raptors 905 - Westchester K. 105-99

Regular Season: Round 85

Feb. 22: Westchester K. - Ft.Wayne MA
Feb. 22: Delaware 87ers - Canton C.
Feb. 22: Grand Rapids D. - Long Island N.
Feb. 22: Oklahoma City B - Sioux Falls S.
Feb. 22: Texas L. - Los Angeles D.
Feb. 22: N.Arizona S. - Windy City B.
Feb. 22: Santa Cruz W. - Reno 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.26.5 
 3. Cook, Canton C.25.7 
 4. Blue, Los A.25.2 
 5. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 6. Crawford, Grand R.23.2 
 7. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 8. Nader, Maine RC22.2 
 9. Jones, Maine RC21.5 
 10. Holland, Canton C.21.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.9 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Benson, Sioux F.10.9 
 5. Long, Delaware.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. Webb-III, Delaware.9.0 
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 MA8.7 
 4. Dinwiddie, Windy C.8.1 
 5. McCallum, Grand R.7.4 
 6. Weber, Sioux F.7.3 
 7. VanVleet, Raptors .7.3 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.7.0 
 9. Jackson, Texas L.6.7 
 10. Cook, Canton C.6.6 
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. Millsap, N.Arizon.2.1 
 7. Fells, Westches.2.1 
 8. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 9. Pressey, Santa C.2.1 
 10. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Keith BENSON
  Sioux F.
  (211-C-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Benson, Sioux F.2.6 
 2. Wood, Greensbo.2.6 
 3. Tavares, Raptors .2.4 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Obekpa, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Moreland, Canton C.2.2 
 7. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 8. Hammons, Texas L.2.0 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 


NBA D-League to be renamed NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) - by Eurobasket News

Beginning with the 2017-18 season, the NBA Development League (NBA D-League) will be renamed the NBA Gatorade League (NBA G-League) as part of a multiyear expanded partnership announced today by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and Gatorade. This marks the first time a U.S. professional sports league has named an entitlement partner. Founded as a league to develop NBA talent, the NBA D-League has become an integral part of the NBA family, with 40 percent of current NBA players having spent time in the NBA D-League and four current NBA head coaches starting as coaches on NBA D-League benches. The league has tripled in size from eight teams during the inaugural 2001-02 season to a record 25 teams for the 2017-18 campaign. NBA owners have increasingly invested in the NBA D-League, with 15 NBA clubs purchasing an NBA D-League team since the 2012-13 season, bringing the total number of NBA-owned minor league franchises to 20 for next season. 'As one of the most iconic brands in the world and a founding partner of the NBA Development League, Gatorade is an ideal fit for this first-of-its-kind partnership,' said Mark Tatum, NBA Deputy Commissioner and COO. 'The NBA D-League has prepared hundreds of players for the NBA and Gatorade has always been focused on fueling players to perform at the highest level. We look forward to collaborating with the renowned GSSI team to enhance player development and our game.' Connectivity between the NBA and the NBA's official minor league continues to grow. Recent changes to the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement have reinforced that synergy, as NBA teams will be able to have up to two 'two-way players' on their rosters beginning next season. These 'two-way players' will gain experience in the NBA, but will primarily play in the NBA G-League as part of their NBA journeys. 'We have more than 50 years of experience working with athletes and using those insights to help improve athletic performance through innovative sports fuel and equipment,' said Brett O'Brien, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Gatorade. 'This expansion of our NBA partnership is a great opportunity to not only work with the elite athletes of the NBA G-League, but also continue to lead the evolution of basketball performance.' The partners will also collaborate on custom, behind-the-scenes video content which will capture NBA G-League players on their respective journeys, highlighting a shared commitment to enhancing performance through innovation. A founding partner of the NBA D-League, Gatorade will continue to present the league's Gatorade Call-Up platform. Since 2001, there have been nearly 500 Gatorade Call-Ups from the NBA D-League to the NBA.
Courtesy of: insidehoops.com



Mad Ants lose fourth-quarter lead for third straight loss - by Eurobasket News

A rough fourth quarter resulted in a rough finish as the Fort Wayne Mad Ants lost their third straight game heading into All-Star break. Canton beat Fort Wayne 120-109 in front of 1,912 fans on Tuesday at Memorial Coliseum, outscoring the Mad Ants 41-21 in the fourth quarter to come back for the win. The loss dropped the Mad Ants to 19-13. Fort Wayne is off until it travels to Westchester on Feb. 22. The D-League All-Star Game is this Saturday. Stephan Hicks (6'6''-G-92, college: CS Northridge) led Fort Wayne with 19 points, Ben Bentil (6'9''-F-95, college: Providence) and Jarrod Uthoff scored 15 points apiece, Trey McKinney-Jones scored 14, Jordan Loyd 13 and Julyan Stone recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 assists. D-League All-Star Alex Poythress was held to four points, although he blocked four shots. Indiana Pacers-assigned center Rakeem Christmas (6'9''-F-91, college: Syracuse) was also held to four points. Canton (19-15) was led by Quinn Cook (6'2''-PG-93, college: Duke), who hit 12 of 18 shots for 36 points and dished out 13 assists. Eric Moreland (6'10''-F-91, college: Oregon St.) scored 24 points, John Holland (6'5''-F/G-88, college: Boston U.) scored 22 points and former Butler University standout Roosevelt Jones scored 15 points with 14 rebounds.
Courtesy of: news-sentinel.com



Energy Run Away with Victory against Skyforce - by Eurobasket News

Keith Benson (6'11''-C-88, college: Oakland) recorded his sixth straight double-double, but that wasn't enough as the Sioux Falls Skyforce (22-14) lose to the Iowa Energy 122-93. The Energy (9-26) had a 30 point lead in the 4th quarter at one time. They had seven players in double digits. Cartier Martian had 18 points, and JaKarr Sampson (6'9''-F-93, college: St.John's) had 18 points off the bench to lead the Energy. The Skyforce were playing from behind for most of the game as their biggest lead was three at one point in the first half. Keith Benson recorded his 23rd of the season shooting 13-of-16 for 29 points and collecting 13 boards. Jabril Trawick (6'5''-G-92, college: Georgetown) scored 19 points, and dished out four assists off the bench in the loss for the Skyforce. The score was tied seven different times in the first half as the Skyforce kept the score within reach. They ended the half on a strong run to cut the lead to single digits, but came out cold in the second half and never really found its touch again. The Energy led in about every category tonight as they were hitting on all cylinders. They took the game over in the 4th quarter outscoring the Skyforce 34-17 to run away with the victory. The Skyforce turned the ball over 14 times, but Iowa was able to turn those into 22 points while Sioux Falls was only able to record 13 points on 13 forced turnovers. The Energy also outscored the Skyforce in points in the paint with a margin of 56 to 38 in the contest. Patrick Miller scored in double figures for the 15th consecutive game, while Bubu Palo tallied 14 points making 10 of 11 attempts from the free throw line. Memphis Grizzlies' assignees Wade Baldwin IV (6'3''-G-96, college: Vanderbilt) IV (10 points, 10 rebounds and five assists), Jarell Martin (6'10''-F-94, college: LSU) (17 points and six rebounds) and Deyonta Davis (6'10''-PF-96, college: Michigan St.) (10 points, seven rebounds and three blocks) paced the majority of the offensive attack for the Energy in the win. The Skyforce will travel to Oklahoma City to take on the Blue on Wednesday, February 22 following the All-Star break, while the Energy will return home to face Salt Lake City on February 23rd.
Courtesy of: argusleaders.com



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  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC  


Trevor Ariza selected the top Dominican playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Trevor Ariza
Trevor Ariza
   #1. This week's number one is former international forward Trevor Ariza (203-85, college: UCLA, currently plays in NBA). Ariza was the major contributor in a Houston Rockets' victory against the Orlando Magic (21-36) crushing them 128-104 in the NBA in Tuesday night's game. He scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists. The Houston Rockets have a solid 40-17 record this season. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. Ariza has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 11.8ppg, 5.6rpg, 2.2apg, 1.9spg, 2FGP: 53.8%, 3FGP: 35.6% and FT: 71.8%. Ariza has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. He played for the Dominican Republic senior national team twelve years ago. Strangely Ariza has never played in Dominican Republic.

Sammy Mejia
Sammy Mejia
   #2. Second place goes to an experienced former international swingman Sammy Mejia (198-83, college: De Paul, currently plays in Turkey). He contributed to Tofas' victory against the closely-ranked Demir IBB (6-12) 73-69 in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. Mejia scored 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Tofas Bursa (8-10) is placed tenth in the BSL. Mejia has relatively good stats this season: 14.2ppg, 5.2rpg, 2.9apg, 1.2spg, 2FGP: 61.1%(55-90), 3FGP: 42.7% and FT: 75.5%. He is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Mejia played for the Dominican Republic national team in 2005. Apparently he has never played in Dominican Republic.

Jose Cabrera
Jose Cabrera
   #3. The Dominican Republic player who performed third best last week abroad was former international power forward Jose Cabrera (206-84, currently plays in Spain). Cabrera could not help Mataro (4-12) to beat Calvia (12-4). He cannot count Sunday's game as one of the best ones. Cabrera recorded only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds. The 13th-placed Mataro (4-12) was defeated 66-59 on the road by the leading Calvia in the Group C-A. Cabrera's overall stats this season are: 6.8ppg, 7.2rpg, 2FGP: 41.9%. He played for the Dominican Republic national team eleven years ago.

Gregorio Adon
Gregorio Adon
   #4. Forward Gregorio Adon (198-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to help Marin in their game against Barca II (4-19) in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division). Adon scored 7 points in only 11 minutes. Marin was badly defeated 92-74 in Barcelona by the league outsider (#18) Barca II. This year Adon's overall stats are: 4.5ppg and 3.3rpg in 19 games he played so far. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team back in 2007.

Yohansy Minaya
Yohansy Minaya
   #5. Former U17 international guard Yohansy Minaya (185-91, currently plays in Spain) contributed to an easy victory against the tenth-ranked La Fecha (6-10) crushing them 85-57 in the Spanish EBA (fourth division) on Saturday night. Minaya recorded 9 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Residencia Las Encinas CDP Ponferrada (9-7) is placed seventh in Group A-B. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. This season Minaya has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 3.1rpg, 1.9apg and 1.4spg. He used to play for the Dominican Republic U17 national team ten years ago.

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

   #1. James Feldeine (193-G-88, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Euroleague) was the major contributor in Panathinaikos' victory against the 11th-ranked Brose Baskets (8-14) 81-72 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. He recorded 16 points and added 3 passes in 24 minutes. Panathinaikos Athens (13-9) is placed fifth in group A. This year Feldeine averages: 7.3ppg, 1.4rpg and 2.5apg in 22 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely Feldeine has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #2. Karl-Anthony Towns (213-F/C-95, college: Kentucky, currently plays in NBA) could not help the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-35) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance the Minnesota Timberwolves (21-35) were badly defeated 122-106 on the road by the New Orleans Pelicans. Towns was the top scorer with 36 points. He also added 8 rebounds (was perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line !!!). Towns has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 23.7ppg, 11.7rpg, 2.9apg and 1.5bpg. Towns is another player who holds two passports: Dominican Republic and American. Strangely he has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #3. Eloy Vargas (211-C-88, agency: Duran International, college: Kentucky, currently plays in Argentina) was not able to help GECR Indalo (15-17) in their last game. Despite Vargas' very good performance the fifth-placed GECR Indalo (15-17) was edged 79-77 at home by the leading San Lorenzo in the Sur group. He was the top scorer with 19 points. Vargas also added 6 rebounds in 34 minutes. It's Vargas' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg and 6.5rpg in eight games.

   #4. Edgar Sosa (190-PG-88, college: Louisville, currently plays in Italy) was not able to secure a victory for Juvecaserta (9-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance Juvecaserta lost 64-77 in Pistoia to the higher-ranked (#8) The Flexx PT. Sosa was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 34 minutes. Sosa has very impressive stats this year: 19.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 6.3apg and 1.2spg in 18 games. He has both American and Dominican Republic nationalities. Sosa used to play for Leones de Santo Domingo in Dominican Republic league.

   #5. Jonathan Rodriguez (196-F-87, agency: DTMones, college: Campbell, currently plays in Liga Americas) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Academia (0-3) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his very good performance the bottom-ranked Academia was defeated 89-75 on their home court in Montana by the one of league's weakest teams Cocodrilos (#15). Rodriguez was the top scorer with 23 points. He also added 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists (went 7 for 7 at the free throw line). The Regular Season already ended in the Liga Americas. Rodriguez has relatively good stats this season: 14.0ppg, 4.7rpg and 3.0apg. He also holds two passports: Puerto Rican and Dominican Republic.

   #6. Alfred Horford (208-F/C-86, college: Florida, currently plays in NBA) led Boston Celtics to a victory against the Utah Jazz 112-104 in the NBA in Saturday night's game. Horford scored 16 points, had 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 34 minutes. Horford has very impressive stats this year: 14.9ppg, 6.8rpg, 5.1apg and 1.6bpg in 42 games.

   #7. Ronald Ramon (183-G-86, college: Pittsburgh, currently plays in Brazil) contributed to Flamengo's victory against the ninth-ranked Mogi 96-87 in the Brazilian NBB last Tuesday. He scored 9 points and added 6 passes. Ramon's overall stats this season are: 8.9ppg, 2.9rpg, 4.3apg and 1.1spg. He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Apparently Ramon has never played in Dominican Republic.

   #8. Experienced Eulis Baez (201-F-82, college: W.Illinois, currently plays in EuroCup) contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada crushing them 100-76 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. He scored 7 points in 21 minutes. This year Baez's overall stats are: 7.4ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg in 13 games.

   #9. Manuel Guzman (204-F/C-82, college: Bemidji St., currently plays in Mexico) couldn't help Abejas (10-26) in their last game on Saturday. Despite his very good performance Abejas was defeated 93-86 in Zacatecas by the higher-ranked Barreteros (#6). Guzman was the top scorer with 27 points. He also added 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. This season Guzman has very high stats. He averages: 23.6ppg, 7.1rpg and 2.4apg.

   #10. O'Darien Bassett (189-G-86, college: Troy, currently plays in South Korea) contributed to a 3-point Goyang Orions' victory against the closely-ranked Dongbu Promy 82-79 in the South Korean KBL last Saturday. Bassett recorded 11 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists in 28 minutes. Bassett has relatively good stats this year: 14.6ppg, 3.7rpg and 3.9apg in 39 games. He holds both American and Dominican Republic passports. Bassett used to play for Huracanes del Atlantico in Dominican Republic league.



Review of Day 2 in Group A - by Ricardo Dominguez

2/3/2017

Group A

Plaza Valerio - GIE Maile Matrix 72-80

GIE Maile Matrix rallied past Plaza Valerio to open win count in Group A. Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) scored 33 points and grabbed 8 rebounds for the winners. Plaza jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. Barnes scored 10 points to close the game for the win. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) netted 16 points and 7 rebounds in the victory. Big man Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) added 10 points, 15 rebounds and 5 blocks. Jose Americo Delgado responded with 21 points for Plaza.

Atlanta Legends - Cupes 71-69

Legends victoriously opened Copa Mitchell campaign. They defeated Cupes in Group B opener. Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) nailed 30 points to lead the hosts. Legends secured a 48:37 halftime lead. Cupes pulled within 6 points at the final break. With the game on the line Xavier Rogers (188-G, college: Xavier, LA) nails the game winning shot with two seconds remaining. . Xavier Rogers finished with 16 points in the victory. Mariano Pena (194-F-79) responded with 20 points and 6 rebounds for Cupes.

Cleveland Havok - Sameji 62-76

Sameji rallied past Cleveland Havok to open win count in Group A. Amaurys Fermin (191-PG-87, college: Cal Poly - SLO) nailed 22 points to lead the hosts. Sameji jumped to a 26:15 lead ten minutes into the game. The home side unloaded 51 points in the second half and cruised to a comfortable win. Sterling Giron (187-G-85) netted 13 points in the victory. Tyler Shular (190-G/F, college: Fisher) responded with 15 points for Havok.



Santiago CMC round 2 best performance: Jermaine Barnes - by Ricardo Dominguez

2017 Copa Mitchell Cup Top Performance
2/4/2017

American Jermaine Barnes (193-G/F-83, college: Point, GA, agency: Gamble Sports Management) put on an extraordinary performance in the opening round for Copa Mitchell Cup league's leader GIE Maile Matrix and that's him to receive a Latinbasket.com Player of the Game award for round 1.

The 33-year old forward had a monster game of 33 points and eight rebounds, while his team outclassed Plaza with 6-point margin 80-74. This puts the Matrix in great position for a 3-peeat. The GIE Maile Matrix have won the last three Copa Mitchell Cup championships. Barnes just recently return to action after a career ending injury in 2014. He will lead the Matrix against Puevo Neuvo tomorrow night at 8:30pm. Barnes finished the game with 33 points (11-20fg), 8 rebounds and 4 assists in the win over Plaza.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 31-year old American guard Tony Omotayo (196-G/F-85, college: Ft.Valley St.) of the Atlanta Legends.. Tony Omotayo impressed basketball fans with a great opening night of 30 points and 6 rebounds. It was enough for the Legends to edge the higher-ranked Cupes by 2 points 71-69. This victory allowed the Legends to move up to 1st position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best. Tony Omotayo has attended the Copa Mitchell Cup since 2014. He has won two back to back titles with the GIE Matrix.

The third best performed player last round was Dominican Oliver Garcia (188-SG-96) of Plaza. Oliver showcased his all-around game by recording 26 points, five rebounds and seven assists in the last round. He was a key player of Plaza, in 2015 he was named Top Guard by LatinBasket.com. In 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Colorado Springs (USA) -14 (Bronze): 5 games: 3.2ppg

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jose Americo Delgado of Plaza - 24 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
5. Divier Perez (201-F/C-89) of Academia - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Keith Closs (224-C-76, college: Cent.Conn.St.) of GIE Maile Matrix - 10 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks
7. Terrence Shannon (203-F-79, college: Elgin CC) of GIE Maile Matrix - 16 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists

The Player of the Game 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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  EBL  


EBL All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

Team Adidas

Dandre Williams
Williams

Trent Whiting
Whiting

Ricardo Hall
Hall

Jeremy Thomas
Thomas


Dandre Williams (5'10''-PG-90)
Lee Robinson (SG)
Jerame McNeal (SG)
Kelton Doggett (C)
Alvin Morris (SF)
Marcus Leavy (6'6''-F)
Jermaine Rudd (5'8''-PG-86)
Justin Stuart (6'4''-F-87)
Josh Jackson
Trent Whiting (6'1''-PG-76)
Chandler Savage (6'3''-G)
Dalton Casey (6'2''-F-94)
Ricardo Hall (6'4''-F-90)
Jeremy Thomas (6'5''-F-86)


Team Nike

Kelsey Alexander
Alexander

Keith Barron
Barron

Kyle Harvey
Harvey

Rashad Moss
Moss

Shurun Jenkins
Bobby Johnson (6'5''-G/F)
Keith Thomas (5'8''-PG)
Kelsey Alexander (5'10''-G-88)
Courtney Rhodes (6'5''-F)
Keith Barron (6'3''-G-91)
Kyle Harvey (6'5''-F-91)
Rudy Clemens
Rashad Moss (6'8''-F-86)
Derrick Knoxs
Daylon Jones (6'1''-G)
Daniel Watson (6'6''-F-83)
Delsin Parker




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  ECBL  


PrimeTime Players Announce 2017 Roster - by Scott Ludwig

The PrimeTime Players have announced their 11-player active roster for its sixth minor league season, third in the East Coast Basketball League. The roster features four-time Minor League Player of the Year Chris Moore (6'2''-PG-86, college: Charleston So.), along with past all league performers Terell Smith (6'3''-G-85, college: Limestone), Danny Sanders (6'7''-SF-89, college: Jarvis Christian), Brian Mobley (6'6''-SF-87, college: Johnson C. Smith), Victor Street (5'11''-PG-88, college: Erskine), and Donald Rutherford (6'8''-F/C-87, college: Catawba).

The roster will also feature the return of a healthy a Thomas Pfaff (6'8''-C-87, college: Lipscomb) in the middle , defensive stalwart Pierre Stines (6'9''-PF), and Jonathan Hart (6'7''-F-86, college: UNC Pembroke) all from last seasons championship team. The PrimeTime Players have also added depth this season adding veterans Matt Salley (6'8''-F-86, college: Bradley) and Dijuan Harris (5'9''-PG-86, college: Charlotte) who both have experience overseas and both will be counted on to help in the PrimeTime Players quest to win its sixth-straight minor league championship.



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  ESTONIA  

Standings - KML

Alexela KML Standings
 1. TU/Rock 15-2 
 2. Kalev/Cramo 13-2 
 3. Parnu 11-9 
 4. TTU 10-7 
 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 76-67
Feb. 15: Tarvas - Rapla



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  FINLAND  

Standings - Division I

1st Standings
Division A
 1. Lahti 18-4 
 2. Espoo United 15-6 
 3. ToPo 13-8 
 4. Jyvaskyla BA 11-9 
 5. Oulun NMKY 11-10 
 6. Porvoon Tarmo 10-11 
 7. FoKoPo 8-13 
 8. Jarvenpaa 7-14 
 9. HBA-Marsky 6-14 
 10. Pyrinto II 5-15 
Division B
 1. TuNMKY 17-4 
 2. PuHu Juniorit 16-4 
 3. Ura Basket 15-5 
 4. Korikouvot 13-7 
 5. Espoo Basket 13-8 
 6. HyPo 12-8 
 7. Raholan Pyrkiva 12-8 
 8. HNMKY U23 8-13 
 9. PeU-Basket 7-13 
 10. Karkkila 6-14 
 11. Munkkiniemen 5-16 
 12. JyWe 4-16 
 13. Namika Lr 4-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Division A

Feb. 12: Jarvenpaa - Porvoon Tarmo 83-86
Feb. 12: Jyvaskyla BA - Espoo United 83-82
Feb. 12: Lahti - Oulun NMKY 79-64
Feb. 12: FoKoPo - ToPo 77-87
Feb. 11: Porvoon Tarmo - Oulun NMKY 70-63
Feb. 9: HBA-Marsky - Jyvaskyla BA 67-51

Division B

Feb. 10: Karkkila - Namika Lr 92-101
Feb. 12: Korikouvot - Espoo Basket 89-74
Feb. 10: PeU-Basket - Korikouvot 88-81
Feb. 12: Ura Basket - Munkkiniemen 88-70
Feb. 10: Raholan Pyrkiva - Munkkiniemen 85-76
Feb. 12: Namika Lr - JyWe 85-72
Feb. 10: JyWe - HyPo 83-90
Feb. 10: Espoo Basket - PuHu Juniorit 80-95
Feb. 12: PuHu Juniorit - HNMKY U23 79-69
Feb. 12: HBA-Marsky - Pyrinto II 77-85
Feb. 10: HNMKY U23 - TuNMKY 70-91
Feb. 12: TuNMKY - Karkkila 108-69
Feb. 12: HyPo - Raholan Pyrkiva 100-80

Regular Season: Round 19

Division A

Feb. 15: Pyrinto II - HBA-Marsky
Feb. 17: Jyvaskyla BA - FoKoPo
Feb. 17: ToPo - Jarvenpaa
Feb. 18: Espoo United - Porvoon Tarmo

Division B

Feb. 14: Munkkiniemen - HyPo
Feb. 19: Ura Basket - HyPo
Feb. 19: Raholan Pyrkiva - Namika Lr
Feb. 19: Karkkila - PuHu Juniorit
Feb. 19: HNMKY U23 - Korikouvot
Feb. 19: Espoo Basket - PeU-Basket
Feb. 19: TuNMKY - JyWe


Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.4
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.4 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr30.1 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.3 
 5. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.2 
 6. Heinonen, Munkkini.23.9 
 7. Cartharn, Espoo B.23.5 
 8. Vinson, Pyrinto II23.5 
 9. Daniels, PeU-Basket23.1 
 10. Jones, Oulun N.22.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 16.7
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.16.7 
 2. Daniels, PeU-Basket13.7 
 3. Jallow, Jarvenpaa13.3 
 4. Harvey, Oulun N.12.7 
 5. Harris, Ura Basket12.2 
 6. Towa, Jarvenpaa11.5 
 7. Flemings, FoKoPo11.4 
 8. Stahl, Oulun N.11.2 
 9. Knihtinen, Korikouvot11.1 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Janne KINNUNEN
  Karkkila
  (185-PG-87)
  Avg: 6.9
 1. Kinnunen, Karkkila6.9 
 2. Kantonen, Korik.5.5 
 3. Salonen, Porvoon .5.4 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo5.0 
 5. Innamaa, TuNM.4.9 
 6. Ivey, Espoo United4.9 
 7. Ikavalko, Lahti4.4 
 8. Kantonen, JyWe4.1 
 9. Latvala, Ura Basket4.1 
 10. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.4.1 
Steals Per Game
 Reginald BRATTON
  Namika Lr
  (193-G/F-86)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Bratton, Namika Lr2.7 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 4. Upchurch, HyPo2.6 
 5. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 6. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 7. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.2 
 8. Heinonen, Munkkini.2.2 
 9. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 10. Blomqvist, HyPo2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Brian MOULTRIE
  PuHu J.
  (198-C/F-87)
  Avg: 2
 1. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.0 
 2. Reed, FoKoPo1.6 
 3. Ekimov, JyWe1.5 
 4. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 5. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 6. Sandberg, TuNM.1.3 
 7. Polla, HBA-Marsky1.3 
 8. Harvey, Oulun N.1.3 
 9. Harris, Ura Basket1.1 
 10. Jallow, Jarvenpaa1.0 



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  FRANCE  


ProA Round 19: Gravelines-Dunkerque edge ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket by one point - by Eurobasket News

The most exciting game of round 19 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to sixth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque shot 30 for 40 from the free-throw line, while ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket only scored nine points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds for lost side. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#8) on the road in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Leader Monaco delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they beat 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). Jamal Shuler contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Morris Curry (181-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists for Olympique Antibes. Monaco (17-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Orleans. Monaco will play against Le Mans (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
We should mention about the upset which took place in Limoges, where 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) lost to eleventh ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) in a road game 76-83 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. It was a great evening for Klemen Prepelic who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 assists. At the losing side AJ Slaughter responded with 15 points and 6 assists. Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Le Mans and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Limoges CSP Elite will meet at home league's second-placed Chalon/Saor in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game took place in JDA Dijon, where higher ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked JDA Dijon (7-12) in a road game 72-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hyeres-Toulon. It was an exceptional evening for David Holston who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 assists. JDA Dijon moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Cholet Basket (#15) on the road.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Le Portel. Local Le Portel (8-11) outscored 18th ranked Sluc Nancy (4-15) 98-64 on Friday night. Darrin Dorsey fired 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. Le Portel maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. Loser Sluc Nancy stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Le Portel will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sluc Nancy will play against Paris-Levallois (#6) and hope to win that game.

Other games of round 19 were very predictable and ended without any surprises. Here they are:
Paris-Levallois defeated Chalons-Reims in a road game 94-88. Orleans was beaten by Pau-Lacq-Orthez at home 53-64. Nanterre won against Le Mans on the opponent's court 85-75. Chalon managed to outperform Cholet in a home game 79-66.
The best stats of 19th round was 19 points by Ronald Lewis of Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

Chalons-Reims - Paris-Levallois 88-94

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Chalons-Reims (7-12) was defeated at home by sixth ranked Paris-Levallois (11-8) 94-88 on Monday. Chalons-Reims was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Jason Rich (191-86) fired 24 points for the winners. The former international center Vincent Poirier (210-93) chipped in 19 points and 6 rebounds. American forward Steven Smith (203-83, college: La Salle) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists and the other American import swingman Mark Payne (203-88, college: Cal-Davis) added 20 points and 8 assists (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Paris-Levallois moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Gravelines. Chalons-Reims lost their third game in a row. They keep the thirteenth position with 12 games lost. Paris-Levallois will face bottom-ranked Sluc Nancy (#18) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Chalons-Reims will play against Hyeres-Toulon (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Paris-Levallois: J.Rich 24+3reb+3ast, V.Poirier 19+6reb, L.Sane 11+6reb, T.Harris 11+3reb+1ast, L.Campbell 11+7reb+4ast, L.Labeyrie 7+10reb+1ast
Chalons-Reims: M.Payne 20+3reb+8ast, A.Young 20+3reb+2ast, S.Smith 16+12reb+4ast, N.de Jong 11+5reb+1ast, A.Lawrence 9+3reb+5ast, T.Cain 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 485499


Gravelines - ASVEL 82-81

The most exciting game of round 19 in the ProA took place in Gravelines. This derby game ended with only one-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) to sixth ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (11-8) 82-81 on Sunday evening. The hosts trailed by 10 points after three quarters before their 27-16 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Gravelines-Dunkerque shot 30 for 40 from the free-throw line, while ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket only scored nine points from the stripe. 30 personal fouls committed by ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. American guard Justin Cobbs (191-91, college: California, agency: Pensack Sports) fired 22 points and 7 assists for the winners. His fellow American import guard Kyle Gibson (196-87, college: Louisiana Tech, agency: BeoBasket) chipped in 22 points and 5 assists. Gravelines-Dunkerque's coach Christian Monschau used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. American-Serbian guard DeMarcus Nelson (193-85, college: Duke) produced a double-double by scoring 15 points and 10 rebounds and American center Darryl Watkins (211-84, college: Syracuse, agency: Inception Sports) added 17 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Four ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket players scored in double figures. Gravelines-Dunkerque moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Paris-Levallois. Defending champion ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket keeps the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with Strasbourg. Gravelines-Dunkerque is looking forward to face Strasbourg IG (#8) on the road in the next round. ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket will play against Pau-Lacq-Orthez and is hoping to prove to their supporters that this time they can win.
Top scorers:
Gravelines: K.Gibson 22+3reb+5ast, J.Cobbs 22+2reb+7ast, M.Hesson 18+6reb+1ast, S.Henry 7+5reb+1ast, R.Solomon 6+8reb+1ast, R.Jomby 6+2reb
ASVEL: D.Watkins 17+5reb+1ast, D.Nelson 15+10reb+2ast, N.Lang 14+2ast, A.Uter 11+4reb+3ast, B.Sy 7+3reb, W.Hodge 7+2reb+6ast
gschID: 485503


Orleans - Pau-Lacq-Orthez 53-64

No shocking result in a game when third ranked Pau-Lacq-Orthez (14-5) defeated on the road 16th ranked Entente Orleans 45 (6-13) 64-53 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Entente Orleans 45 was better in fourth quarter 23-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. American Ronald Lewis (193-84, college: Ohio St., agency: Pensack Sports) fired 19 points for the winners. His fellow American import point guard DJ Cooper (183-90, college: Ohio) chipped in 8 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists. American point guard Kyle McAlarney (183-87, college: Notre Dame) produced 10 points and 4 assists and Seychellois center Abdel-Kader Sylla (205-90) added 6 points respectively for lost side. Entente Orleans 45's coach rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. The victory was the fifth consecutive win for Pau-Lacq-Orthez. They moved-up to second place, which they share with Chalon. Entente Orleans 45 lost their third game in a row. They dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Pau-Lacq-Orthez will face ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (#7) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Entente Orleans 45 will play against Olympique Antibes (#16) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Pau-Lacq-Orthez: R.Lewis 19+1reb+2ast, J.Mipoka 12+4reb+1ast, D.Cooper 8+5reb+8ast, V.Chikoko 6+8reb, A.Koffi 6+5reb, E.Okobo 6+5reb
Orleans: K.McAlarney 10+1reb+4ast, M.Sommerville 9, V.Jones III 8+4reb, K.Dinal 7+6reb, A.Kader Sylla 6+4reb+3ast, J.Kazadi 5+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485506


Limoges - Strasbourg 83-76

We should mention about the upset which took place in Limoges, where 8th ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) lost to eleventh ranked Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) in a road game 76-83 on Saturday. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Strasbourg IG. The hosts trailed by 4 points after first quarter, but they rallied back to get the 3-point lead at the halftime and eventually won the game 83-76. Limoges CSP Elite made 17-of-20 free shots (85.0 percent) during the game. They shot the lights out from three sinking 14 long-distance shots on high 53.8 percentage. Limoges CSP Elite looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a great evening for Slovenian guard Klemen Prepelic (191-92) who led his team to a victory scoring 19 points and 6 assists. American point guard DaShaun Wood (185-85, college: Wright St., agency: Inception Sports) helped adding 17 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Five Limoges CSP Elite players scored in double figures. At the losing side American-Polish point guard AJ Slaughter (191-87, college: W.Kentucky, agency: BeoBasket) responded with 15 points and 6 assists and international center Mouhammadou Jaiteh (208-94, agency: BeoBasket) scored 14 points (perfect from the field making all seven shots !!!). Limoges CSP Elite moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Le Mans and Hyeres-Toulon. Loser Strasbourg IG dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. They share it with ASVEL. Limoges CSP Elite will meet at home league's second-placed Chalon/Saor in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Strasbourg IG will play against Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Limoges: K.Prepelic 19+1reb+6ast, D.Wood 17+3reb+5ast, W.Buford 14+3reb+3ast, M.Wojciechowski 13+3reb+1ast, C.Fair 11+2reb, O.Camara 4+3reb+1ast
Strasbourg: A.Slaughter 15+4reb+6ast, E.Walker 15+1reb+3ast, M.Jaiteh 14+4reb+2ast, P.Lacombe 9+1reb+3ast, E.Murphy 8+2reb, J.Leloup 6+4reb
gschID: 485505


Le Mans - Nanterre 75-85

Very expected game when 9th ranked Le Mans (9-10) was defeated at home by fourth ranked JSF Nanterre (13-6) 85-75 on Saturday. The game was mostly controlled by JSF Nanterre. Le Mans was better in second period 25-13. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Mans was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American point guard Chris Warren (178-88, college: Mississippi) fired 29 points and 8 assists for the winners. His fellow American import Mykal Riley (198-85, college: Alabama) chipped in 13 points and 5 rebounds. American forward Ryan Pearson (198-90, college: George Mason, agency: Inception Sports) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 10 rebounds and Canadian guard Olivier Hanlan (193-93, college: Boston Coll.) added 13 points respectively for lost side. The victory was the third consecutive win for JSF Nanterre. They maintain fourth place with 13-6 record. Le Mans lost their third game in a row. They keep the ninth position with ten games lost. JSF Nanterre will face Le Portel (#12) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Le Mans will play against the league's leader Monaco and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Nanterre: C.Warren 29+2reb+8ast, M.Riley 13+5reb, S.Butterfield 10+6reb+2ast, J.Morency 9+4reb+1ast, H.Invernizzi 8+4reb+4ast, H.Schaffartzik 5+2reb+2ast
Le Mans: R.Pearson 16+10reb+2ast, O.Hanlan 13+2reb+1ast, G.Watson 10+2reb+2ast, P.Amagou 10+4ast, M.Gelabale 8+5reb+1ast, M.Yarou 8+6reb
gschID: 485504


Chalon - Cholet 79-66

Very predictable result when second ranked Chalon/Saor (14-5) beat at home 15th ranked Cholet Basket (6-13) 79-66 on Saturday. The hosts trailed by 8 points at the halftime before their 46-25 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Chalon/Saor dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Cholet Basket's 28. Cholet Basket was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. American swingman Cameron Clark (201-91, college: Oklahoma) fired 21 points and 4 assists for the winners. Center Moustapha Fall (218-92) chipped in a double-double by scoring 14 points and 12 rebounds. Cape Verdean-Portuguese Ivan Almeida (198-89, college: Stonehill) produced a double-double by scoring 10 points and 10 rebounds and the former international forward Ilian Evtimov (201-83, college: N.Carolina St.) added 13 points and 4 assists respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Chalon/Saor maintains second place with 14-5 record having just three points less than leader Monaco, which they share with Pau-Lacq-Orthez. Cholet Basket lost their fourth game in a row. They keep the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. Chalon/Saor will face Limoges CSP Elite (#9) on the road in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Cholet Basket will play against JDA Dijon (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Chalon: C.Clark 21+4reb+4ast, A.Bouteille 16+5reb+1ast, L.Harris 16+5reb, M.Fall 14+12reb+2ast, G.Pitard 6+1reb+5ast, J.Nzeulie 2+4ast
Cholet: D.Noel 15+2reb+1ast, I.Evtimov 13+3reb+4ast, I.Almeida 10+10reb+1ast, J.Rousselle 10+2reb+3ast, A.Rodriguez 6+4reb+3ast, J.Boutsiele 5+10reb+2ast
gschID: 485502


Antibes - Monaco 84-91

Leader Monaco delivered the seventeenth victory. This time they beat 16th ranked Olympique Antibes (6-13) 91-84. It looked good early as Olympique Antibes took a 5-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Monaco had a 30-16 second period charge getting the lead and Olympique Antibes was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 84-91. Monaco made 25-of-30 charity shots (83.3 percent) during the game. Olympique Antibes was plagued by 27 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of American-Bulgarian point guard Dee Bost (188-89, college: Mississippi St., agency: BeoBasket) who helped to win the game recording 21 points and 8 assists (made all of his ten free throws !!!). American Jamal Shuler (191-86) contributed with 14 points and 4 assists for the winners. Monaco's coach Zvezdan Mitrovic allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Morris Curry (181-87, college: Providence, agency: Inception Sports) answered with 14 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists and the other American import Tim Blue (205-84, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 17 points in the effort for Olympique Antibes. Four Olympique Antibes players scored in double figures. Monaco (17-2) have an impressive series of eight victories in a row. They maintain first place. Olympique Antibes at the other side dropped to the fifteenth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Cholet and Orleans. Monaco will play against Le Mans (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Olympique Antibes will play against Entente Orleans 45 (#17) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Monaco: D.Bost 21+4reb+8ast, J.Shuler 14+3reb+4ast, B.Davies 10+5reb, B.Fofana 9+4reb+2ast, A.Sy 8+5reb, N.Caner-Medley 8+4reb+2ast
Antibes: T.Blue 17+4reb, W.Solomon 15+1ast, M.Curry 14+7reb+6ast, C.Otule 11+4reb, M.Kouguere 7+5reb+1ast, J.Tornato 6
gschID: 485498


Le Portel - Nancy 98-64

The game with biggest result difference took place in Le Portel. Local Le Portel (8-11) outscored 18th ranked Sluc Nancy (4-15) 98-64 on Friday night. The game was mostly controlled by Le Portel. Sluc Nancy was better in third quarter 26-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Le Portel shot 63.2 percent from the field. They shot the lights out from three sinking 13 long-distance shots on high 54.2 percentage. Le Portel looked well-organized offensively handing out 30 assists comparing to just 12 passes made by Sluc Nancy's players. American point guard Darrin Dorsey (188-87, college: Dakota Wesleyan) fired 21 points and 6 assists for the winners. The former international Gary Chathuant (190-83) chipped in 26 points (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Le Portel players scored in double figures. American forward Dario Hunt (206-89, college: Nevada) produced 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and Spanish guard Alex Urtasun (193-84) added 12 points respectively for lost side. Le Portel maintains twelfth place with 8-11 record. Loser Sluc Nancy stay at the bottom position with 15 games lost. Le Portel will face higher ranked JSF Nanterre (#4) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Sluc Nancy will play against Paris-Levallois (#6) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Le Portel: G.Chathuant 26+3ast, D.Dorsey 21+2reb+6ast, L.Goulbourne 14+3reb+2ast, J.Donaldson 13+9reb+3ast, J.Begarin 9+1reb+1ast, F.Hassell 9+5reb+2ast
Nancy: D.Hunt 18+7reb+2ast, B.Rush 13+4reb+1ast, A.Urtasun 12+4reb+2ast, M.Trasolini 8+4reb+1ast, J.Jeanne 5+6reb+1ast, E.Brown 4
gschID: 485501


Dijon - Hyeres-Toulon 78-72

An interesting game took place in JDA Dijon, where higher ranked Hyeres-Toulon (9-10) lost to fourteenth ranked JDA Dijon (7-12) in a road game 72-78. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of Hyeres-Toulon. The hosts were ahead by 1 point but lost the second period ending it with a 10-point deficit before their 29-13 run, which allowed them to win the game. Strangely Hyeres-Toulon outrebounded JDA Dijon 31-19 including 21 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for American point guard David Holston (168-86, college: Chicago St.) who led the winners and scored 14 points and 8 assists. The former international point guard Axel Julien (184-92) accounted for 20 points and 4 assists for the winning side. Four JDA Dijon players scored in double figures. American swingman Ryan Evans (203-90, college: Wisconsin) came up with 12 points and 7 rebounds and the other American import swingman Trevis Simpson (193-91, college: NC-Greensboro, agency: Three Eye Sports) added 15 points respectively for Hyeres-Toulon in the defeat. JDA Dijon moved-up to thirteenth place, which they share with Chalons-Reims. Hyeres-Toulon at the other side keeps the ninth position with ten games lost. JDA Dijon's next round opponent will be Cholet Basket (#15) on the road.
Top scorers:
Dijon: A.Julien 20+2reb+4ast, I.Miles 18+2reb, D.Holston 14+4reb+8ast, R.Brooks 11+4reb+2ast, B.Peterson 8+3reb, J.Passave-Ducteil 5+2reb+2ast
Hyeres-Toulon: T.Simpson 15+1reb+1ast, R.Evans 12+7reb+3ast, F.Prenom 10+5reb+2ast, D.Michineau 9+1ast, M.Acker 9+1reb+2ast, W.Howard 6+5reb+1ast
gschID: 485500





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  GEORGIA  

Standings - Reserve League

A League Standings
 1. BC Titebi 3-1 
 2. DELTA 3-1 
 3. Arena-76 2-1 
 4. Hyundai-TSU 2-1 
 5. Tskaltubo 1-3 
 6. SEU Tbilisi 0-4 

Regular Season: Round 4

Feb. 14: Tskaltubo - SEU Tbilisi 99-94
Feb. 14: DELTA - BC Titebi 66-67
Feb. 15: Arena-76 - Hyundai-TSU



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  GERMANY  

Standings - 1. Bundesliga

BBL Standings
 1. Ratiopharm 21-0 
 2. Brose Bask. 19-1 
 3. B.Muenchen 18-3 
 4. Bayreuth 15-5 
 5. ALBA 14-7 
 6. EWE Baskets 13-8 
 7. Telekom Bsk 11-8 
 8. Giessen 46ers 10-11 
 9. Ludwigsburg 9-10 
 10. Jena 8-12 
 11. Fraport SKY 8-13 
 12. Walter Tigers 8-16 
 13. Goettingen 7-14 
 14. Bremerhaven 6-14 
 15. Wuerzburg 5-15 
 16. Braunschweig 4-17 
 17. Vechta 1-20 
 18. Phoenix Hagen 0-11 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 10: Bayreuth - Bremerhaven 95-83
Feb. 14: B.Muenchen - Goettingen 86-71
Feb. 11: Ludwigsburg - Giessen 46ers 83-77
Feb. 12: Wuerzburg - Walter Tigers 77-87
Feb. 12: Braunschweig - Ratiopharm 76-100
Feb. 12: Vechta - Telekom Bsk 70-77
Feb. 14: Bremerhaven - Ratiopharm 66-106
Feb. 11: Goettingen - EWE Baskets 63-83
Feb. 12: Fraport SKY - Brose Bask. 57-76
Feb. 12: ALBA - B.Muenchen 56-80
Feb. 15: Brose Bask. - Ludwigsburg
Feb. 17: Jena - Goettingen


Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.2 
 2. Knight, Jena18.5 
 3. Bell, Phoenix Hagen18.3 
 4. Kikanovic, ALBA17.1 
 5. Jenkins, Jena16.4 
 6. Qvale, EWE Baskets15.9 
 7. Thompson, Telekom .15.7 
 8. Ruoff, Goettingen15.5 
 9. Odum, Wuerzburg15.3 
 10. Paulding, EWE B.15.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Owen KLASSEN
  Phoenix .
  (208-C/F-91)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Klassen, Phoenix .7.8 
 2. Pierre, Braunsch.7.4 
 3. Plaisted, Phoenix .7.3 
 4. Cooley, Ludwigsb.7.1 
 5. McGhee, Walter T.7.0 
 6. Eatherton, Goett.7.0 
 7. Morgan, Ratiopharm6.7 
 8. Knight, Jena6.7 
 9. Standharding., Vec.6.5 
 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.6.2 
 5. Bell, Phoenix Hagen6.1 
 6. Hobbs, Ratiopharm6.1 
 7. Odum, Wuerzburg5.8 
 8. Siva, ALBA5.4 
 9. Ruoff, Goettingen5.0 
 10. Mayo, Telekom Bsk4.6 
Steals Per Game
 Chris KRAMER
  EWE B.
  (191-G-88)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Kramer, EWE B.2.6 
 2. Robertson, Fraport .2.5 
 3. Machado, Vechta2.0 
 4. Diggs, Bremerhaven1.9 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Redding, B.Mue.1.8 
 7. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 8. Hobbs, Ratiopharm1.7 
 9. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 10. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.3 
 3. Groselle, Braunsch.1.3 
 4. Qvale, EWE Baskets1.1 
 5. Lane, Wuerzburg1.1 
 6. Gamble, Telekom .1.1 
 7. Plaisted, Phoenix .1.0 
 8. Horton, Telekom .1.0 
 9. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 
 10. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 


Standings - ProA

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

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 12: MBC - Trier 95-70
Feb. 11: Chemnitz - Crailsheim 87-96
Feb. 14: Oettinger R. - Hanau 87-74
Feb. 11: Uni Baskets - Dresden 82-72
Feb. 12: Heidelberg - Koeln Rh.Stars 77-75
Feb. 11: Ehingen - ETB Wohnbau 75-74
Feb. 12: Baunach - Kirchheim 68-79
Feb. 11: Nuernberg - Hamburg 68-70


Stats Leaders - 2.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Chris ALEXANDER
  ETB W.
  (186-PG-83)
  Avg: 19.6
 1. Alexander, ETB W.19.6 
 2. Williams, Kirchheim19.6 
 3. Pinkins, Hanau18.5 
 4. Watkins, Nuernberg18.5 
 5. Nikolic, Baunach17.9 
 6. Kerusch, MBC17.1 
 7. Holt, Dresden16.4 
 8. Warren, MBC16.3 
 9. Spearman, Trier16.2 
 10. Canty, Hamburg15.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.8 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.7 
 3. Jahn, Ehingen8.8 
 4. Oppland, Nuernberg8.5 
 5. Thompson, ETB W.8.3 
 6. Lawson, Chemnitz7.3 
 7. Wolf, Hamburg7.2 
 8. Sturner, Dresden7.1 
 9. Williams, Kirchheim6.8 
 10. Nicholas, Trier6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Aleksej NIKOLIC
  Baunach
  (191-PG-95)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Nikolic, Baunach6.8 
 2. Love, Kirchheim6.1 
 3. Moore, Ehingen6.0 
 4. Vest, Uni Baskets5.4 
 5. Carter, Chemnitz5.4 
 6. Hatten, MBC5.4 
 7. Adams, Uni Baskets5.3 
 8. Watkins, Nuernberg5.3 
 9. Zazai, MBC5.2 
 10. Williams, Koeln R.5.1 
Steals Per Game
 Carrington LOVE
  Kirchheim
  (186-G-94)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Love, Kirchheim2.9 
 2. Hatten, MBC2.6 
 3. Adams, Uni Baskets2.6 
 4. Tiggs, Crailsheim2.5 
 5. White, Heidelberg2.4 
 6. Carter, Chemnitz2.2 
 7. Watkins, Nuernberg2.1 
 8. Vest, Uni Baskets1.9 
 9. Robertson, Koeln R.1.9 
 10. Dunn, Crailsheim1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Sam MULDROW
  Oettinge.
  (206-PF-88)
  Avg: 2.8
 1. Muldrow, Oettinge.2.8 
 2. Pressley, Dresden2.0 
 3. Kratzer, Baunach1.6 
 4. White, Heidelberg1.5 
 5. Keppeler, Baunach1.3 
 6. Grim, Uni Baskets1.3 
 7. King, Koeln R.1.3 
 8. van, Trier1.2 
 9. Heinzmann, Koeln R.1.1 
 10. Wolf, Hamburg1.1 


Cardell McFarland claims German ProB weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

American Cardell McFarland (182-G-87) had a great game in the last round for Leipzig and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com ProB Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 29-year old guard got a double-double of 31 points and eleven assists, while his team crushed Karlsruhe PS (#1, 14-5) with 20-point margin 86-66. Leipzig maintains the 11th position in their group in German ProB. Leipzig is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 6-13 record. In the team's last game McFarland had a remarkable 70.0% from 2-point range and got five three-pointers out of 9 attempts. It was one of impressive evenings for him as usually he does not deliver so high stats. Cardell McFarland averages this season 9.4ppg and 5.0apg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 22-year old center Adrian Lind (206-C-94) of Noerdlingen. Lind impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds. It was enough for Noerdlingen to edge the higher-ranked Dragons (#7, 8-11) by 2 points 80-78. Noerdlingen's 12th position in South has not changed. 15 lost games are too many comparing to just four victories Noerdlingen managed to get this year. Lind is a newcomer at Noerdlingen and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Kerry Carter (188-G-91) of Bayer Giants (#4). Carter got into 30-points club by scoring 32 points in the last round. He went also for five assists. Despite Carter's great performance Bayer Giants lost 79-87 to slightly lower-ranked Karlsruhe BG (#6, 10-8). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. The last thing Bayer Giants needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams in South. Their record is 12 victories and 7 lost games. Carter has a great season in Germany. After 18 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 24.7ppg (best scorer). He also has 2.9spg and FGP: 55.6%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jarvis Davis (183-PG-91) of Rostock - 28 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Qarraan Calhoun (203-F-86) of Itzehoe - 20 points and 12 rebounds
6. Josh Smith (206-F-94) of Stahnsdorf - 21 points and 10 rebounds
7. Leon Bahner (209-C-95) of Rist Wedel - 14 points and 12 rebounds
8. Vincent Sanford (190-G-90) of Wuerzburg - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Karim Jallow (199-SG-97) of FC Bayern II - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Daniel Boahene (205-C-90) of Schalke - 20 points and 9 rebounds

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



Michael Cobbins (s.Oliver Wurzburg) You Need A Drive And A Will To Make Things Happen To Reach The NBA - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

Michael Cobbins (203-F-92, college: Oklahoma St.) is a 24 year old 201cm forward from Amarillo, Texas playing his second professional season and started this season with AS Apollon Patras (Greece-A1) playing 12 games averaging 6.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 61.4%, FT: 55.6%, in Jan.'17 moved to s.Oliver Wuerzburg (Germany-BBL). Last season as a rookie he played for the Oklahoma City Blue (D-League): 27 games: 1.7ppg, 1.4rpg. He played his college ball at Oklahoma St. (NCAA) playing a total of 106 NCAA games and as a senior played 29 games averaging 6.8ppg, 5.9rpg, 1.8bpg, FGP: 58.2%, FT: 56.9%. He spoke to eurobasket recently when he arrived in Wurzburg, Germany.

Michael thanks for talking to eurobasket.com. You recently joined German team s.Oliver Wurzburg after starting your rookie season with Apollin Patras in Greece. How big an adjustment has it been for you coming from the warm coast of Patras in Greece to cold Germany? Is the beautiful Wurzburg scenery and river a little consolation?

Yes, the scenery was a big change but I am enjoying my time here and the views of this town.

What kind of a feeling was it for you having to play your first professional game in Germany against top club FC Bayern Munich?

It was a great first game to get a feel for the league and the fan base was amazing! Having a crowd like that at home always helps.

You played against top Greek teams Olympiacos and Panathinaikos holding your own with seven points. Were these two teams with their lineup still a notch above what you saw from FC Bayern Munich?

These teams are all good and play at a high level. But the style of play is different from both leagues.

The s.Oliver Wurzburg suffered a tough 68-63 loss against FC Bayern Munich. The club started off well scoring 20 points, but then were limited to 8 points in the second quarter. What adjustments did FC Bayern Munich make to lead 32-29 at the break?

They took advantage of some of the mistakes that we made.

The fourth quarter was a real dog fight as Wurzburg regained the lead once thanks to American Marshawn Powell. What in the end was key for the opponent to come away with the win?

They hit some timely shots down the stretch at the end which was key for them.

FC Bayern Munich have the best German power forward duo of Maxi Kleber who didn't play and Danilo barthel who played NBA Summer League in 2014 with the likes of NBA players Justin Hamilton and Shabazz Napier. What was it like for you as a second year man battling him?

It was a good matchup and a good first test.

You had two points and a block in 12 minutes of work. How do you like the style and talent level of the EasyCredit BBL. How would you compare it to the Greek first division?

I believe that this league is a little bit more up tempo and physical.

You are playing for legendary head coach Dirk Bauermann who coached the German national team for many years. You can surprise me by saying you knew who he was when you arrived, but seriously how quickly has he impressed you with his coaching philosophy and what have you learned to appreciate most about his coaching?

He is very straightforward with what he wants to get done and he has a way of giving confidence to his players when they need it.

What kind of role do you have with the team and do you figure getting more minutes as time goes by?

I'm an energy guy and that's what I plan on bringing to this team whether I'm on the court or on the bench.

How valuable do you see American Marshawn Powell in your first weeks? How has and will his game help yours as you continue to develop as a playe?

He is a veteran and he provides knowledge of the game and life if you just talk to him.

You started the season with AS Apollon Patras (Greece-A1) playing 12 games averaging 6.7ppg, 4.8rpg, 1.2apg, 2FGP: 61.4%, FT: 55.6%, They had a very full front court. Was it a numbers game at the end that led your move to Wurzburg?

I just felt that it was a good opportunity for me and my career to pursue.

You had one of your strongest games against Koroivos where you had 11 points and four blocks. Do you feel like you are a better defender than what you get credit for?

I never really try to take credit for much. Everything is a team effort and I do what I can to help the team progress.

What was your wake up call to being a rookie in European in Greece where you knew that you were very far away from Amarillo, Texas?

The time change, the food, some of the rules, and the way different countries operated.

As a rookie you played for the Oklahoma Thunders D-League team Oklahoma City Blue (D-League) playing 27 games averaging 1.7ppg, 1.4rpg. What kind of experience was your rookie season in the D-league. How disappointed were you with very limited minutes?

It was a great learning experience for me and helped me to work on my game.

What example can you give from your rookie season where you realized that the D-league and getting to the NBA often has more to do with the whole thing being a business and less with a player's skill level?

I believe it has a lot to do with having a good character, good skill, but most of all a drive and a will to make things happen.

You played at Oklahoma State from 2010-2015 and played two seasons with current Boston Celtic Marcus Smart. Isaiah Thomas really has exploded this season and continues to make strides. How much will Smart profit from him as a teammate and does Smart have the potential to step up his game and become more than just an average point guard in the NBA?

Marcus has always been a leader so I have no doubt that he will step up and become one very soon. Having someone to show him the ropes will help him tremendously, but I'm excited to see what his future holds.

Oklahoma State was never really to make any real big noise at the NCAA tournament, but when you look back at your career there, what was your most memorable game?

Beating Kansas on their home court

You played for Travis Ford at Oklahoma State. How did he groom and prepare you best for a professional basketball career?

Pushing us every day is practice so that we knew what it meant to work hard.

Who won a one on one in practice you or Le Bryan Nash?

I'm honestly not sure if we ever played one on one but if we did now I would have to put money on myself.

Who was the best player that you battled against in the NCAA that is in the NBA now?

I would probably have to say Thomas Robinson although there are many more who are pretty close on that list.

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

Jordan, LeBron, Tim Duncan, Kareem

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

It helps his case to be the greatest of all-time and he still might go down as the greatest of all time. But the debate will forever be a thing talked about

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

On my list of most recent players I would have to rank him at #3

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

It's flat out amazing and he was on fire that night. When shots are falling like that for a guy you have no choice but to keep feeding him the ball.

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

Of course he is.

What was the last movie that you saw?

The Book Of Eli

Thanks Michael for the chat.



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  GREECE  

Stats Leaders - A2

Points Per Game
 Alexis KIRITSIS
  Doukas
  (198-G-82)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Kiritsis, Doukas19.2 
 2. Kokkalis, Ethnikos17.9 
 3. Karaboulas, Faros17.7 
 4. Milosevic, Holargos17.5 
 5. Redikas, Arkadikos16.3 
 6. Gagaloudis, Iraklis15.0 
 7. Rubio, Doukas14.9 
 8. Liakopoulos, Faros14.5 
 9. Gioulekas, GS Laris.14.2 
 10. Macheras, Ethnikos13.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kostas MACHERAS
  Ethnikos
  (205-C-85)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Macheras, Ethnikos9.3 
 2. Rubio, Doukas9.2 
 3. Lolas, Irakleio8.4 
 4. Tsougarakis, Arkad.8.3 
 5. Jawara, Doxa P.7.9 
 6. Papanikolaou, Psyhiko7.3 
 7. Skordilis, Faros6.5 
 8. Charismidis, Aiolos A.6.5 
 9. Kanonidis, Doukas6.4 
 10. Rutkauskas, Iraklis6.0 
Assists Per Game
 Thomas NIKOU
  Psyhiko
  (185-PG-80)
  Avg: 7.9
 1. Nikou, Psyhiko7.9 
 2. Gagaloudis, Iraklis6.2 
 3. Milosevic, Holargos5.8 
 4. Koutras, GS Laris.5.5 
 5. Liakopoulos, Faros5.2 
 6. Koukas, Doukas4.8 
 7. Vasilopoulos, Faros4.7 
 8. Koumpouras, Aiolos A.4.6 
 9. Mazurczak, Kavala4.6 
 10. Karydas, Panionios4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Sakis KARYDAS
  Panionios
  (182-G-79)
  Avg: 2
 1. Karydas, Panionios2.0 
 2. Nikou, Psyhiko2.0 
 3. Erevbenagie, Kavala2.0 
 4. Prodromou, Arkad.1.6 
 5. Gagaloudis, Iraklis1.6 
 6. Koutras, GS Laris.1.5 
 7. Zoupas, Amyntas .1.4 
 8. Naoumis, Arkadikos1.4 
 9. Milosevic, Holargos1.4 
 10. Mazurczak, Kavala1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Sigurdur THORSTEINSSON
  AE Laris.
  (204-C-88)
  Avg: 1.4
 1. Thorsteinsso., AE Laris.1.4 
 2. Sklivas, Kavala1.4 
 3. Gilchrist, Holargos1.0 
 4. Papadionysio., Aiolos A.0.8 
 5. Antonakis, Ethnikos0.8 
 6. Koutroulias, Holargos0.7 
 7. Psaropoulos, Pagra.0.7 
 8. Jawara, Doxa P.0.7 
 9. Paulos, Pagrati0.6 
 10. Melissaratos, Panio.0.6 


Dusan Sakota claims Greek A1 weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Experienced Naturalized Serbian Dusan Sakota (210-SF-86, agency: BeoBasket) put on an amazing game in the last round for AEK Athens and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 30-year old had the game-high 25 points adding four rebounds for AEK Athens in his team's victory, helping them to beat Trikalla (#11, 6-11) 87-82. AEK Athens maintains the 3rd position in Greek A1. They are still close to the very top. AEK Athens would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-3 record. Sakota has many years of experience at AEK Athens, through which he has constantly improved. Dusan Sakota averages this season 11.9ppg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old Serbian swingman Andreja Milutinovic (199-G/F-90) of Koroivos. Milutinovic impressed basketball fans with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists. It was enough for Koroivos to edge the lower-ranked Doxa Lefkadas (#14, 3-14) by 4 points 69-65. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. But Koroivos managed to improve slightly their position in standings taking 10th place. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-11 record. Milutinovic is a newcomer at Koroivos and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 13.1ppg (#9). He also registered 5.7 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was American Kelsey Barlow (196-G-91) of Trikalla (#11). Barlow showcased his all-around game by recording 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists in the last round. Despite Barlow's great performance Trikalla lost 82-87 to the higher-ranked AEK Athens (#3, 14-3). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Trikalla not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 11 games, recording just six victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Barlow could try to bring Trikalla's a little bit higher in the standings. Barlow has individually a great season in Greece. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 13.9ppg (3rd best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Kenny Hall (206-F/C-90) of Koroivos - 18 points and 12 rebounds
5. Vangelis Margaritis (203-C/F-82) of PAOK - 17 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Dimitrios Kaklamanakis (205-C-94) of Lavrio - 17 points and 5 rebounds
7. Will Cummings (188-G-92) of Aris - 16 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Chinemelu Elonu (206-F/C-87) of AEK Athens - 14 points and 7 rebounds
9. Toddrick Gotcher (193-SG-93) of Koroivos - 17 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Justin Jackson (204-C/F-90) of Aris - 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists

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



Greek A2 round 17 best performance: Guillem Rubio - by Eurobasket News

Spanish Center Guillem Rubio (202-C-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for second-ranked Doukas, receiving a Eurobasket.com A2 Player of the Week award for round 17.
The 34-year old player had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds, while his team outclassed Pagrati (#16, 2-15) with 26-point margin 93-67. Doukas maintains the 2nd position in Greek A2. They are still close to the very top. Doukas would have been even better if they kept winning the games like in the last round. They have a solid 14-2 record. Rubio turned to be Doukas' top player in his first season with the team. Guillem Rubio has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (7th best: 14.9ppg), rebounds (2nd best: 9.2rpg) and averages impressive 63.4% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 24-year old Lithuanian Dovydas Redikas (192-G-92) of Arkadikos. Redikas had a very good evening with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Arkadikos lost that game 64-70 to the higher-ranked Iraklis (#3, 14-3). This loss caused Arkadikos to drop to 12th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 6-11 record. Redikas is a newcomer at Arkadikos, but is already one of team's top players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 16.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 4.7rpg and 4.4apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was forward Nikolaos Papanikolaou (209-F-85) of Psyhiko (#6). Papanikolaou scored 21 points and grabbed thirteen rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Psyhiko, leading his team to a 61-48 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Ethnikos (#8, 8-9). Psyhiko needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 8 lost games. Papanikolaou has a great season in Greece. After 17 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.3rpg (6th best). He also has FGP: 52.8% and 3PT: 41.3%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Fanis Koumpouras (185-PG-83) of Aiolos Astakou - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
5. Dimitris Lolas (203-F-86) of Irakleio - 17 points and 11 rebounds
6. Nikos Kokkalis (198-G/F-85) of Ethnikos - 20 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Sotiris Gioulekas (203-F-79) of GS Larissas - 25 points and 3 rebounds
8. Grigoris Ralatos (202-F-86) of Pagrati - 20 points, 10 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Igor Milosevic (193-G-86) of Holargos - 22 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Nikos Liakopoulos (188-PG-83) of Faros - 16 points, 4 rebounds and 6 assists

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



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  INDIA  


GMC Club of former Indian basketball stars to play exhibition games in Dubai - by Eurobasket News

Several of India's former basketball stars, including retired big names like CV Sunny and Unwin Antony, will be heading to Dubai next week for exhibition games in an effort to promote the game in the UAE. GulfNews.com reported on Thursday that the team Good Morning Club (GMC) comprising of players who formerly represented India, all-India government organisations and state teams, is scheduled to play vs. teams in Dubai on February 15 and 16. These players have all played basketball at quite a level and our aim now is to have them pass on their invaluable knowledge to youngsters here in the UAE,' Ali T., one of the organisers told Gulf News. 'In recent years, basketball has shown a lot of promise especially in India and we want to cash in on this and further help in the development of the game,' he added. The tour is being coordinated by the pioneer coaches of grassroot development in the sport in the UAE for the past two decades IBS-UAE, the only registered expat non-profit sports organisation with the Indian Business Council at the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce. The veteran GMC side takes part in senior state and national age group competitions and in motivational programmes for upcoming talent in India. Their players in this exhibition tour will include former India captain Unwin Antony, former India captain CV Sunny, and former India players Thomas Varghese and George Zachariah. Experienced former state players KM George, Jose Kurian, Jose Joseph, Philip Zachariah, and more will be part of the squad. GMC will play against All Stars Dubai at the NIMS Dubai Indoor Stadium on February 15 and Beatrice Dubai at DPS Dubai Indoor Hall on February 16.
Courtesy of: hoopistani.blogspot.com



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  IRELAND  

Standings - EBS Superleague

Super League Standings
 1. Templeogue 15-1 
 2. Swords Thunder 15-2 
 3. UCD Marian 14-3 
 4. Tralee 12-5 
 5. Killester 11-4 
 6. UCC Demons 8-9 
 7. Moycullen 7-10 
 8. DCU Saints 6-11 
 9. Belfast Star 5-12 
 10. Eanna 4-13 
 11. KUBS 2-14 
 12. UL Eagles 1-16 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 11: UCD Marian - DCU Saints 88-67
Feb. 11: Moycullen - UCC Demons 85-83
Feb. 10: Belfast Star - Swords Thunder 69-81
Feb. 11: UL Eagles - Eanna 61-79
Feb. 11: Tralee - Killester 59-64
Feb. 12: Templeogue - Belfast Star 106-78
Feb. 11: Swords Thunder - KUBS 100-61

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 18: Eanna - Tralee
Feb. 18: DCU Saints - Swords Thunder
Feb. 18: Belfast Star - Moycullen
Feb. 18: Killester - UCD Marian
Feb. 19: UCC Demons - UL Eagles
Feb. 19: KUBS - Templeogue



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  ISRAEL  

Standings - National League

National League Standings
 1. Hapoel B/S 13-6 
 2. Maccabi Raanana 13-6 
 3. Hapoel K/S 13-6 
 4. Hap.R/G Givat. 12-7 
 5. Ironi Nes-Ziona 11-8 
 6. Ironi K-A 11-8 
 7. Macc.Rehovot 11-8 
 8. Maccabi H/H 10-9 
 9. Hapoel Afula 9-10 
 10. Hapoel Migd.H. 9-10 
 11. Galil Elion 8-11 
 12. Hap.Haifa 7-12 
 13. Ramat Hasharon 4-15 
 14. Ironi Ramat Gan 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 14: Maccabi H/H - Hap.R/G Givat. 92-84
Feb. 14: Hapoel K/S - Ramat Hasharon 90-80
Feb. 14: Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A 85-108
Feb. 11: Hap.Haifa - Macc.Rehovot 80-82
Feb. 14: Ironi Nes-Ziona - Galil Elion 77-80
Feb. 14: Hapoel Migd.H. - Maccabi Raanana 68-87
Feb. 14: Hapoel Afula - Hapoel B/S 68-66

Regular Season: Round 20

Feb. 21: Hap.R/G Givat. - Hap.Haifa
Feb. 21: Ironi K-A - Hapoel K/S
Feb. 21: Galil Elion - Ironi Ramat Gan
Feb. 21: Macc.Rehovot - Hapoel Afula
Feb. 21: Maccabi Raanana - Maccabi H/H
Feb. 21: Ramat Hasharon - Hapoel Migd.H.
Feb. 21: Hapoel B/S - Ironi Nes-Ziona



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  ITALY  

Stats Leaders - Lega2

Points Per Game
 Adam SMITH
  Roseto
  (185-PG-92)
  Avg: 25.2
 1. Smith, Roseto25.2 
 2. Davis, Jesi23.7 
 3. Golden, Chieti20.7 
 4. Sims, Rieti20.2 
 5. Legion, Viola RC20.0 
 6. Lawson, Virtus B.19.8 
 7. Ferguson, Angelico.19.6 
 8. Brown, Roma Virtus19.3 
 9. Bowers, Bondi F.19.3 
 10. Ray, Udine APU18.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Mike HALL
  Angelico Biella
  (203-F-84)
  Avg: 13.4
 1. Hall, Angelico Biella13.4 
 2. Reynolds, Recanati12.2 
 3. Radic, Viola RC11.4 
 4. Myers, Mens S.9.6 
 5. Smith, Ravenna9.6 
 6. Jones, Piacenza9.6 
 7. Mosley, Legnano9.4 
 8. Perry, Treviso .9.3 
 9. Easley, Eurobask.9.3 
 10. Mortellaro, Chieti9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Yuval NAIMY
  Scafati
  (188-PG-85)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Naimy, Scafati7.8 
 2. Moreno, Bondi F.6.0 
 3. Fantinelli, Treviso .6.0 
 4. Bowers, Jesi5.5 
 5. Piazza, Agrigento4.9 
 6. Deloach, Eurobask.4.7 
 7. Fultz, Roseto4.6 
 8. Imbro, FCM F.4.6 
 9. Cosey, Tortona4.4 
 10. Ruzzier, F.Kontat.4.4 
Steals Per Game
 Javonte GREEN
  Alma T.
  (193-F-93)
  Avg: 3
 1. Green, Alma T.3.0 
 2. Hasbrouck, Piacenza2.2 
 3. Spissu, Virtus B.2.2 
 4. Okoye, Udine APU2.0 
 5. Brown, Roma Virtus2.0 
 6. Bowers, Jesi1.8 
 7. Smith, Ravenna1.8 
 8. Legion, Viola RC1.7 
 9. Frazier, Verona1.7 
 10. Crockett, Unieuro .1.7 
Blocks Per Game
 Taylor SMITH
  Ravenna
  (199-F/C-91)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Smith, Ravenna2.6 
 2. Pellegrino, Bondi F.1.9 
 3. Mosley, Legnano1.8 
 4. Reynolds, Recanati1.7 
 5. Ancellotti, Treviso .1.6 
 6. Parks, Alma T.1.4 
 7. Daniels, Mantova1.1 
 8. Easley, Eurobask.1.0 
 9. Bowers, Bondi F.1.0 
 10. Buford, Agrigento1.0 


stats leader

Points Per Game
 Simone PEPE
  Pescara
  (184-G-93)
  Avg: 22.1
 1. Pepe, Pescara22.1 
 2. Bagnoli, Cassino20.0 
 3. Maggiotto, Senigallia19.6 
 4. Bolzonella, Varese R.19.5 
 5. Ghersetti, Bergamo19.0 
 6. Sirakov, Bottegone19.0 
 7. Bisconti, Valmontone18.5 
 8. Centanni, Volpino .18.4 
 9. Bonfiglio, Piombino18.3 
 10. Visnjic, Napoli Cuore18.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Simone BAGNOLI
  Cassino
  (205-F/C-81)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Bagnoli, Cassino11.6 
 2. Chiacig, Taranto11.5 
 3. Zanotti, Monteroni11.0 
 4. Bozzetto, Crema10.4 
 5. Di-Donato, Pescara10.1 
 6. Toscano, Bottegone9.8 
 7. Papa, Teramo9.4 
 8. Arrigoni, Omegna9.3 
 9. Di-Carmine, Ortona8.8 
 10. Ravazzini, Matera8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Matias DI MARCO
  San S.
  (180-PG-84)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Di-Marco, San S.7.7 
 2. Losi, Cefalu6.0 
 3. Rivali, Montegrano5.6 
 4. Maggio, Napoli Cuore5.6 
 5. Salari, Isernia5.5 
 6. Sanguinetti, Piacenza5.4 
 7. Magini, Firenze Enic5.3 
 8. Bruni, Cecina5.2 
 9. Centanni, Volpino .5.1 
 10. Balic, Monteroni5.0 
Steals Per Game
 Ferdinando NASELLO
  Siena Virtus
  (194-G-95)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Nasello, Siena Virtus2.9 
 2. Demartini, Vicenza2.7 
 3. Realini, Domodossola2.6 
 4. Chiappelli, Reggio E.2.4 
 5. Serroni, Campli2.1 
 6. Ricci, Giulianova2.1 
 7. Circosta, Montecatini2.1 
 8. Gasparin, Omegna2.0 
 9. Busco, Patti2.0 
 10. Balanzoni, Lecco2.0 
Blocks Per Game
 Diego CORRAL
  Omegna
  (205-C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Corral, Omegna1.3 
 2. Laguzzi, Sestu1.3 
 3. Chiacig, Taranto1.2 
 4. Zanotti, Monteroni1.2 
 5. Galmarini, Firenze .1.1 
 6. Nasello, Siena Virtus1.1 
 7. Ferrara, Padova1.1 
 8. Capitanelli, Pescara1.0 
 9. Toso, Sangiorgese1.0 
 10. Paleari, Milano U.0.9 


Best players of Italian Serie A round 19 - by Eurobasket News

American Jalen Reynolds (208-F-92) had a great game in the last round for Grissin Bon RE and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 19.
The 24-year old forward had the game-high 21 points adding four rebounds for Grissin Bon RE in his team's victory, helping them to edge out Umana VE (#3, 12-7) 74-73. Thanks to this victory Grissin Bon RE moved-up to the 5th position in Italian Serie A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Grissin Bon RE will need more victories to improve their 11-8 record. Reynolds just recently signed at Grissin Bon RE, being already a very valuable addition to the team. Jalen Reynolds averages just after three games 11.0ppg and 6.0rpg.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 22-year old American center Nathan Boothe (206-C-94) of The Flexx PT. Boothe impressed basketball fans with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course he led The Flexx PT to another comfortable win 77-64 over the lower-ranked JuveCaserta (#12, 9-10) being unquestionably team leader. This victory allowed The Flexx PT to move up to 8th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 10-9 record is not bad and everything may still change. Boothe is a newcomer at The Flexx PT and it seems he did not have too much trouble to become one of team's leaders.

The third best performed player last round was American Tyler Harvey (193-G-93) of Auxilium TO (#11). Harvey scored 23 points. Despite Harvey's great performance Auxilium TO lost 82-117 to the lower-ranked Vanoli CR (#16, 5-14). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Auxilium TO ranking at the top of the league, however are very questionable as they have already lost 10 games, recording just nine victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Harvey could help Auxilium TO to bring them higher in the standings. Harvey has a very solid season. In 18 games in Italy he scored 10.6ppg.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Nicolas Moore (175-PG-92) of Enel Brindisi - 23 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Ronald Moore (183-PG-88) of The Flexx PT - 19 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists
6. Elston Turner (195-G-90) of Vanoli CR - 26 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Adonis Thomas (198-F-93) of Scandone AV - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Marquez Haynes (191-PG-86) of Umana VE - 20 points and 5 assists
9. Marcus Landry (201-F-85) of Brescia - 28 points and 3 assists
10. Jamil Wilson (201-F-90) of Auxilium TO - 23 points and 6 rebounds

The Player of the week is choosen 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)



Serie A2 Round 21 of Regular Season - by Eurobasket News

The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with change at the leadership position, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Sixth defeat of league's leader Virtus Bologna (14-6) against second ranked Treviso Basket (15-6) 64-57 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in A2. Treviso Basket outrebounded Virtus Bologna 38-26 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international guard Matteo Fantinelli (195-93, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. American forward Jesse Perry (200-89, college: Arizona) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Guido Rosselli (198-83) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds for Virtus Bologna. Treviso Basket keeps a position of A2 leader. Virtus Bologna at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Angelico Biella. Virtus Bologna will play next round against Chieti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Treviso Basket will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Bondi Ferrara on the road.
Important game to mention about took place in Trapani. Tenth ranked Lighthouse TR (11-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Treviglio (13-8) 92-90 on Sunday evening. American point guard Keddric Mays (183-84) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and Andrea Renzi chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St.) with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Lighthouse TR moved-up to ninth place in A2. Treviglio at the other side dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Lighthouse TR will play against league's second-placed Tortona at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Treviglio will play against the league's leader Angelico Biella where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
A very close game took place in Bologna between F.Kontatto BO and Mantova. Sixth ranked F.Kontatto BO (12-9) got a very close home victory over 4th placed Mantova (12-9). F.Kontatto BO managed to escape with a 1-point win 80-79 on Sunday evening. Justin Knox nailed 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side. Alessandro Amici came up with 27 points and 9 rebounds for Mantova in the defeat. Mantova's coach Alberto Martelossi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. F.Kontatto BO maintains sixth place in A2 with 12-9 record. F.Kontatto BO will meet at home Jesi (#8) in the next round. Mantova will play against Verona and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Latina. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Roma Virtus (11-10) to sixth ranked Latina Basket (12-9) 93-91 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Mitchell Poletti who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. Latina Basket moved-up to fifth place in A2. Roma Virtus at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Latina Basket's next round opponent will be Eurobasket Roma (#11) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Roma Virtus will play against Agropoli and hope to win that game.
Very important is a road loss of third ranked Alma Trieste (14-7) against fifth ranked Ravenna (13-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Alma Trieste was defeated by Ravenna in a tough game in Ravenna 63-71. It was a good game for Taylor Smith who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). Ravenna moved-up to fourth place in A2. Loser Alma Trieste keeps the third position with seven games lost. Ravenna will face Piacenza (#9) in Casalpusterlengo in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Alma Trieste will play on the road against Unieuro Forli (#16) and hope to win that game.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 21:
In A2 Unieuro Forli was beaten by Roseto on the road 82-80. Jesi won against Piacenza on its own court 75-61. Udine APU unfortunately lost to Chieti in a road game 70-81. Recanati managed to beat Verona at home 77-69. Imola crushed Bondi Ferrara on the opponent's court 85-62. Eurobasket Roma was beaten by Rieti in a home game 73-81. Agrigento lost to Mens Sana 1871 on the road 72-79. Viola RC unfortunately lost to Novipiu Casale on its own court 60-67. Agropoli recorded a loss to Angelico Biella in a road game 78-88. Scafati defeated Legnano at home 91-84. FCM Ferentino was beaten by Tortona on the opponent's court 78-69.

East
Roseto - Unieuro Forli 82-80

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Roseto (12-9) edged at home 16th ranked Unieuro Forli (4-16) 82-80 on Sunday. However just two-point win is not that big difference and the fans of host team counted on more convincing victory. Unieuro Forli was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a good game for American point guard Adam Smith (185-92, college: Georgia Tech) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. His fellow American import power forward Brandon Sherrod (198-92, college: Yale) contributed with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. American guard Melvin Johnson (193-93, college: VCU) answered with 30 points (went 11 for 11 at the free throw line !!!) and British point guard Ogooluwa Adegboye (182-87, college: St.Bonaventure, agency: Octagon Europe) added 23 points (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) in the effort for Unieuro Forli. Roseto maintains seventh place in A2 with 12-9 record. Newly promoted Unieuro Forli keeps the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Roseto will face Recanati (#15) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Unieuro Forli will play against Alma Trieste and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Roseto: A.Smith 25+2reb+2ast, V.Amoroso 15+5reb+2ast, B.Sherrod 12+10reb+1ast, R.Fultz 9+3reb+2ast, G.Fattori 8+7reb+1ast, N.Mei 8+2reb
Unieuro Forli: M.Johnson 30+2reb+3ast, O.Adegboye 23+3reb+2ast, R.Amoroso 13+9reb, S.Pierich 9+4reb+1ast, P.Rotondo 4+5reb, I.Koite Thiam 1+3reb
gschID: 485709


Jesi - Piacenza 75-61

We cannot really consider it an upset in the game between close teams when 8th ranked Piacenza (10-10) lost on the road to ninth ranked Jesi (11-10) 75-61 on Sunday. Jesi outrebounded Piacenza 47-22 including a 17-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a good game for American point guard Timothy Bowers (188-82, college: Mississippi St.) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 15 points, 15 rebounds and 9 assists. His fellow American import forward Dwayne Davis (196-89, college: S.Mississippi) contributed with a double-double by scoring 27 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Jesi's coach Damiano Cagnazzo used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. The former international power forward Luca Infante (204-82) answered with 12 points and 5 rebounds and naturalized Serbian swingman Nemanja Dincic (203-98) added 15 points in the effort for Piacenza. Jesi moved-up to eighth place in A2. Loser Piacenza dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Jesi will face higher ranked F.Kontatto BO (#6) in Bologna in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Piacenza will play at home against Ravenna and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jesi: D.Davis 27+10reb+2ast, T.Bowers 15+15reb+9ast, A.Benevelli 12+7reb, G.Janelidze 7+3reb+1ast, A.Picarelli 6+5reb, M.Battisti 5+5reb+3ast
Piacenza: N.Dincic 15+3reb, T.Raspino 13+2reb+2ast, L.Infante 12+5reb+2ast, M.Formenti 8+4reb+1ast, K.Hasbrouck 6+2reb+4ast, F.De Nicolao 3+5reb
gschID: 485706


Chieti - Udine APU 81-70

There was a surprise result when fourteenth ranked Chieti (7-13) won against at home higher ranked Udine APU (10-11) 81-70 on Sunday. Chieti made 22-of-24 free shots (91.7 percent) during the game. Chieti outrebounded Udine APU 38-19 including a 30-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists comparing to just 9 passes made by Udine APU's players. It was a good game for point guard Mattia Venucci (185-90) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 7 assists. American guard Trae Golden (188-91, college: Georgia Tech) contributed with 23 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists for the winners. Four Chieti players scored in double figures. Nigerian-American swingman Stan Okoye (198-91, college: VMI) answered with 20 points and 7 rebounds and point guard Andrea Traini (180-92) added 7 points in the effort for Udine APU. Udine APU's coach Lino Lardo tested eleven players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Chieti maintains fourteenth place in A2 with 7-13 record. Newly promoted Udine APU keeps the tenth position with 11 games lost. Chieti will face league's second-placed Virtus Bologna at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Chieti: M.Venucci 26+3reb+7ast, T.Golden 23+5reb+6ast, M.Allegretti 13+10reb+1ast, C.Mortellaro 10+7reb+1ast, L.Sergio 5+7reb+1ast, M.Fallucca 2+1reb+1ast
Udine APU: S.Okoye 20+7reb+2ast, A.Ray 10+1reb+1ast, R.Castelli 9+1reb, V.Nobile 8+1ast, A.Traini 7+2reb+3ast, A.Fall 6+4reb
gschID: 485703


Recanati - Verona 77-69

There was an upset when higher ranked Verona (10-11) lost on the road to fifteenth ranked Recanati (6-15) 77-69 on Sunday. It was a good game for Swedish-American Erik Rush (196-88, college: Montana St.) who led his team to a victory with 25 points, 8 rebounds and 7 assists. American guard Travis Bader (196-91, college: Oakland) contributed with 21 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Marco Portannese (192-89, agency: SPORTlab Agency) answered with 17 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists and American guard Michael Frazier (193-94, college: Florida) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Verona. Recanati maintains fifteenth place in A2 with 6-15 record. Loser Verona keeps the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Recanati will face higher ranked Roseto (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory.
Top scorers:
Recanati: E.Rush 25+8reb+7ast, T.Bader 21+6reb+2ast, R.Bolpin 11+4reb+5ast, S.Spizzichini 8+8reb+2ast, G.Maspero 6+5reb, F.Infante 4+3reb
Verona: M.Portannese 17+5reb+6ast, D.Robinson 16+3reb+2ast, M.Frazier 15+9reb+1ast, D.Diliegro 8+9reb, L.Tote 6, D.Brkic 4+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485708


F.Kontatto BO - Mantova 80-79

A very close game took place in Bologna between F.Kontatto BO and Mantova. Sixth ranked F.Kontatto BO (12-9) got a very close home victory over 4th placed Mantova (12-9). F.Kontatto BO managed to escape with a 1-point win 80-79 on Sunday evening. Strangely Mantova outrebounded F.Kontatto BO 38-26 including 28 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. American forward Justin Knox (205-89, college: N.Carolina, agency: Two Points) nailed 27 points and 7 rebounds for the winning side and the former international forward Stefano Mancinelli (204-83) accounted for 14 points. Knox is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Swingman Alessandro Amici (200-91) came up with 27 points and 9 rebounds and American forward DeAndre Daniels (206-92, college: Connecticut) added 12 points and 14 rebounds respectively for Mantova in the defeat. Mantova's coach Alberto Martelossi rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. F.Kontatto BO maintains sixth place in A2 with 12-9 record. F.Kontatto BO will meet at home Jesi (#8) in the next round. Mantova will play against Verona and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
F.Kontatto BO: J.Knox 27+7reb, S.Mancinelli 14+3reb+2ast, A.Legion 13+3reb+1ast, D.Raucci 8+2reb+4ast, M.Montano 7+3reb+1ast, N.Italiano 6+1reb+1ast
Mantova: A.Amici 27+9reb+3ast, L.Corbett 13+2reb+4ast, D.Daniels 12+14reb+2ast, L.Gergati 9+1reb+1ast, F.Candussi 7+7reb+1ast, A.Casella 5+1reb
gschID: 485705


Bondi Ferrara - Imola 62-85

We could consider it a predictable result in the game between close teams when thirteenth ranked Imola (8-13) outplayed on the road 12th ranked Bondi Ferrara (8-13) 85-62 on Sunday. Imola dominated down low during the game scoring 56 of its points in the paint compared to Bondi Ferrara's 32. It was a good game for American point guard Travis Cohn (188-89, college: Jacksonville, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Forward Alex Ranuzzi (195-86, agency: Interperformances) contributed with a double-double by scoring 11 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Five Imola players scored in double figures. Center Francesco Pellegrino (210-91) answered with 10 points and 9 rebounds and American Terrence Roderick (196-88, college: UAB) added 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists in the effort for Bondi Ferrara. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Imola moved-up to twelfth place in A2. Imola will face Chieti (#14) at home in the next round. Bondi Ferrara will play against the league's leader Treviso Basket where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Imola: T.Cohn 17+6reb+5ast, N.Hassan 12+3reb, B.Norfleet 11+3reb+1ast, A.Ranuzzi 11+10reb+3ast, P.Paci 10+5reb, P.Prato 10+2reb+2ast
Bondi Ferrara: R.Cortese 15+4reb, F.Pellegrino 10+9reb+3ast, Y.Moreno 10+1reb+3ast, T.Roderick 9+7reb+5ast, L.Bowers 9+5reb+1ast, M.Soloperto 5+2reb
gschID: 485704


Treviso Basket - Virtus Bologna 64-57

Sixth defeat of league's leader Virtus Bologna (14-6) against second ranked Treviso Basket (15-6) 64-57 was the most important game of the last round. It was a key game for the top position in A2. Treviso Basket outrebounded Virtus Bologna 38-26 including a 30-18 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for the former international guard Matteo Fantinelli (195-93, agency: Octagon Europe) who led his team to a victory with 7 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists. American forward Jesse Perry (200-89, college: Arizona) contributed with 15 points and 5 rebounds for the winners. The former international swingman Guido Rosselli (198-83) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and guard Marco Spissu (182-95) added 11 points and 7 steals in the effort for Virtus Bologna. Treviso Basket keeps a position of A2 leader. Virtus Bologna at the other side dropped to the second place with six games lost. They were replaced at the leadership position by Angelico Biella. Virtus Bologna will play next round against Chieti trying to make it back to the top of the standings. Treviso Basket will try to continue on its current victory against thirteenth ranked Bondi Ferrara on the road.
Top scorers:
Treviso Basket: J.Perry 15+5reb+1ast, A.La Torre 14+3reb, A.Saccaggi 9+3reb+1ast, M.Fantinelli 7+10reb+9ast, T.Rinaldi 7+5reb+3ast, D.Moretti 5+3reb+1ast
Virtus Bologna: G.Rosselli 18+5reb+1ast, M.Umeh 13+2reb+1ast, M.Spissu 11+3reb+3ast, A.Michelori 6+3reb+2ast, L.Penna 5+2reb, G.Spizzichini 4+7reb+2ast
gschID: 485710


Ravenna - Alma Trieste 71-63

Very important is a road loss of third ranked Alma Trieste (14-7) against fifth ranked Ravenna (13-8) on Saturday night. Visiting Alma Trieste was defeated by Ravenna in a tough game in Ravenna 63-71. It was a good game for American power forward Taylor Smith (199-91, college: SF Austin) who led his team to a victory with 15 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). His fellow American import point guard Derrick Marks (190-93, college: Boise St.) contributed with 18 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. The former international center Alessandro Cittadini (207-79) answered with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 11 rebounds and forward Matteo Da-Ros (204-89) added 14 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Alma Trieste. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Ravenna moved-up to fourth place in A2. Loser Alma Trieste keeps the third position with seven games lost. Ravenna will face Piacenza (#9) in Casalpusterlengo in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Alma Trieste will play on the road against Unieuro Forli (#16) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ravenna: D.Marks 18+6reb+1ast, T.Smith 15+9reb+2ast, A.Chiumenti 14+4reb+1ast, M.Tambone 10+2reb+1ast, G.Sabatini 5+1reb, S.Masciadri 4+4reb
Alma Trieste: M.Da Ros 14+5reb+1ast, A.Cittadini 12+11reb, S.Bossi 11+4reb+1ast, J.Green 10+5reb+1ast, A.Pecile 9+2reb+2ast, A.Coronica 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 485707


West
Eurobasket Roma - Rieti 73-81

There was an upset when higher ranked Eurobasket Roma (10-11) lost at home to thirteenth ranked Rieti (9-12) 81-73 on Sunday. Rieti made 17-of-22 free shots (77.3 percent) during the game. American players dominated the game. It was a good game for forward DeShawn Sims (203-88, college: Michigan) who led his team to a victory with 26 points and 6 rebounds. Dalton Pepper (196-90, college: Temple) contributed with 16 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Michael Deloach (185-86, college: Norfolk St.) answered with 17 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and center Tony Easley (206-87, college: Murray St.) added 12 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Eurobasket Roma. Four Eurobasket Roma players scored in double figures. Rieti moved-up to twelfth place in A2. Newly promoted Eurobasket Roma dropped to the eleventh position with 11 games lost. Rieti will face Viola RC (#15) in Reggio Calabria in the next round.
Top scorers:
Rieti: D.Sims 26+6reb+1ast, D.Pepper 16+8reb+2ast, N.Benedusi 10+2reb+3ast, A.Zanelli 9+5reb+3ast, M.Casini 9+3reb, M.Chillo 5+2reb
Eurobasket Roma: M.Deloach 17+6reb+4ast, M.Malaventura 16+2reb, N.Stanic 15+4reb, T.Easley 12+6reb+2ast, A.Iannilli 7+10reb+2ast, E.Fanti 4+2reb+1ast
gschID: 485944


Lighthouse TR - Treviglio 92-90

Important game to mention about took place in Trapani. Tenth ranked Lighthouse TR (11-10) saved a 2-point victory at home edging second-best Treviglio (13-8) 92-90 on Sunday evening. American point guard Keddric Mays (183-84) stepped up and scored 28 points for the winners and the former international power forward Andrea Renzi (207-89, agency: Players Group) chipped in 15 points and 8 rebounds. The best for the losing side was naturalized American guard Adam Sollazzo (198-90, college: E.Tenn.St.) with 20 points and 7 rebounds and the former international center Emanuele Rossi (206-82) produced a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Lighthouse TR moved-up to ninth place in A2. Treviglio at the other side dropped to the third position with eight games lost. Lighthouse TR will play against league's second-placed Tortona at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Treviglio will play against the league's leader Angelico Biella where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Lighthouse TR: K.Mays 28+2reb+3ast, A.Renzi 15+8reb+3ast, K.Viglianisi 11+3reb+2ast, R.Tavernelli 10+3reb+2ast, D.Filloy 9+9reb+6ast, G.Ganeto 9+3reb
Treviglio: A.Sollazzo 20+7reb+3ast, T.Marino 16+4ast, E.Rossi 16+11reb+2ast, P.Sorokas 14+7reb+1ast, P.Marini 8+6reb+1ast, A.Pecchia 7+3ast
gschID: 485950


Mens Sana 1871 - Agrigento 79-72

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked Mens Sana 1871 (12-9) beat 5th ranked Agrigento (12-9) in Siena 79-72 on Sunday. It was a good game for naturalized Brazilian Jonathan Tavernari (197-87, college: BYU) who led his team to a victory with 18 points and 7 rebounds. American forward Mike Myers (206-92, college: Md-E Shore) contributed with 18 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. Mens Sana 1871's coach Giulio Griccioli used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. American power forward Damen Bell-Holter (206-90, college: ORU) answered with 18 points and 5 rebounds and the other American import swingman Perrin Buford (198-94, college: Middle Tenn.St.) added 15 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Agrigento. Four Agrigento players scored in double figures. Mens Sana 1871 moved-up to sixth place in A2. Mens Sana 1871 will face higher ranked Legnano (#4) in Castellanza in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Agrigento will play on the road against Novipiu Casale and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Mens Sana 1871: J.Tavernari 18+7reb+1ast, M.Myers 18+8reb, G.Vildera 10+6reb, K.Harrell 9+2reb+4ast, B.Mascolo 8+2reb+2ast, L.Saccaggi 6+2ast
Agrigento: D.Bell-Holter 18+5reb+1ast, P.Buford 15+6reb, A.Chiarastella 15+3reb, R.Bucci 13+2ast, A.Piazza 8+5reb+1ast, Q.De Laurentiis 2+3reb+1ast
gschID: 485948


Latina Basket - Roma Virtus 93-91

A very interesting game took place in Latina. It ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 7th ranked Roma Virtus (11-10) to sixth ranked Latina Basket (12-9) 93-91 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was power forward Mitchell Poletti (205-88) who had a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds. American point guard Keron DeShields (190-92, college: Tennessee St.) chipped in 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. At the other side the best for losing team was American forward John Brown (203-92, college: High Point) who recorded a double-double by scoring 25 points and 11 rebounds and the former international swingman Daniele Sandri (197-90) added 25 points and 6 rebounds respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Latina Basket moved-up to fifth place in A2. Roma Virtus at the other side dropped to the eighth position with ten games lost. Latina Basket's next round opponent will be Eurobasket Roma (#11) on the road which should be theoretically an easy game. Roma Virtus will play against Agropoli and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Latina Basket: M.Poletti 25+11reb+1ast, K.DeShields 22+8reb+5ast, A.Pastore 20+3reb+1ast, J.Arledge 13+16reb+1ast, L.Uglietti 7+2reb+6ast, G.Allodi 4+1reb+1ast
Roma Virtus: D.Sandri 25+6reb+2ast, J.Brown 25+11reb+3ast, A.Raffa 18+8reb+3ast, T.Baldasso 13+2reb+4ast, A.Landi 8+8reb+1ast, G.Maresca 2+2reb
gschID: 485945


Viola RC - Novipiu Casale 60-67

Rather expected game when 14th ranked Viola RC (6-15) lost to eleventh ranked Novipiu Casale (10-11) in Reggio Calabria 60-67 on Sunday. It was a good game for American forward Jordan Tolbert (201-92, college: SMU) who led his team to a victory with 16 points and 9 rebounds (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field). The former international guard Brett Blizzard (191-80, college: NC-Wilmington, agency: Interperformances) contributed with 12 points and 7 assists for the winners. Novipiu Casale's coach Marco Ramondino used a ten-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Croatian power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) answered with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and point guard Lorenzo Caroti (185-97, agency: Players Group) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Viola RC. Four Viola RC players scored in double figures. Novipiu Casale moved-up to tenth place in A2. Loser Viola RC dropped to the fifteenth position with 15 games lost. Novipiu Casale will face higher ranked Agrigento (#7) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Viola RC will play against Rieti (#12) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Novipiu Casale: J.Tolbert 16+9reb+1ast, N.Martinoni 14+4reb+1ast, B.Blizzard 12+1reb+7ast, N.Natali 8+4reb, F.Valentini 7, L.Severini 4
Viola RC: I.Radic 16+11reb, A.Fabi 15+2ast, L.Caroti 10+4reb+4ast, P.Baldassarre 10+6reb+2ast, M.Lagana 3+2reb+2ast, T.Guariglia 2+1reb
gschID: 485946


Angelico Biella - Agropoli 88-78

Very predictable result when first ranked Angelico Biella (16-5) won against at home 15th ranked Agropoli (5-16) 88-78 on Sunday. Angelico Biella dominated down low during the game scoring 42 of its points in the paint compared to Agropoli's 22 and made 22-of-25 free shots (88.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Agropoli 44-29 including a 32-21 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a good game for American-Irish forward Mike Hall (203-84, college: G.Washington, agency: Interperformances) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 14 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. American point guard Jazzmarr Ferguson (185-89, college: IU Southeast) contributed with 17 points and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian guard Ante Delas (200-88) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists (on 7-of-9 shooting from the field) and guard Gabriele Romeo (187-97) added 17 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Agropoli. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Angelico Biella maintains first place in A2 with 16-5 record. Loser Agropoli dropped to the sixteenth position with 16 games lost. Angelico Biella will face Treviglio (#3) on the road in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Agropoli will play against Roma Virtus (#8) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Angelico Biella: A.Tessitori 17+4reb, J.Ferguson 17+4reb+4ast, M.Hall 14+19reb+6ast, M.Udom 10+5reb+2ast, N.De Vico 7+2reb, M.Venuto 7+6reb+1ast
Agropoli: A.Delas 21+6reb+6ast, G.Romeo 17+5reb+1ast, M.Contento 15+3reb+2ast, G.Carenza 11+9reb+2ast, K.Langford 9+3reb+1ast, A.Marra 5
gschID: 485943


Scafati - Legnano 91-84

There was an upset when 4th placed Legnano (13-8) lost on the road to sixteenth ranked Scafati (6-15) 91-84 on Sunday. Scafati made 26-of-30 free shots (86.7 percent) during the game, while Legnano only scored nine points from the stripe. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for Maltese-American Darryl Jackson (190-85, college: Warner Pacific, agency: Diamond Sports) who led his team to a victory with 25 points. Israeli point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85) contributed with a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 assists for the winners. American Nikolas Raivio (192-86, college: Portland, agency: Pensack Sports) answered with 17 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists and swingman Matteo Frassineti (197-87) added 20 points and 7 assists in the effort for Legnano. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Scafati moved-up to fourteenth place in A2. Loser Legnano keeps the fourth position with eight games lost. Scafati will face higher ranked FCM Ferentino (#13) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Legnano will play against Mens Sana 1871 (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Scafati: D.Jackson 25+3reb+2ast, N.Metreveli 14+1reb, M.Ammannato 13+3reb+1ast, Y.Naimy 13+1reb+13ast, I.Lupusor 11+6reb+1ast, T.Fantoni 8+4reb+3ast
Legnano: M.Frassineti 20+2reb+7ast, N.Raivio 17+9reb+7ast, W.Mosley 14+4reb+1ast, F.Maiocco 10+2ast, M.Palermo 10+4reb+2ast, F.Ihedioha 8+8reb+1ast
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Tortona - FCM Ferentino 78-69

Everything went according to plan when third ranked Tortona (14-7) defeated at home 12th ranked FCM Ferentino (8-13) 78-69 on Sunday. Tortona dominated down low during the game scoring 40 of its points in the paint compared to FCM Ferentino's 20. It was a good game for American point guard Glenn Cosey (183-92, college: E.Kentucky, agency: Three Eye Sports) who led his team to a victory with 20 points and 4 assists. His fellow American import point guard Phil Greene-IV (187-92, college: St.John's) contributed with 19 points for the winners. American swingman Benjamin Raymond (198-87, college: Xavier) answered with 18 points and 9 rebounds and Tommaso Carnovali (197-93) added 16 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for FCM Ferentino. FCM Ferentino's coach Riccardo Paolini tested ten players, but that didn't help to avoid defeat in this game. Tortona moved-up to second place in A2. Loser FCM Ferentino dropped to the thirteenth position with 13 games lost. Tortona will face Lighthouse TR (#9) in Trapani in the next round and are hoping to win another game. FCM Ferentino will play at home against Scafati (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tortona: G.Cosey 20+4reb+4ast, P.Greene IV 19+1reb, D.Alviti 8+5reb, V.Cucci 8+2reb, G.Ricci 7+8reb+2ast, L.Garri 5+7reb+2ast
FCM Ferentino: B.Musso 19, B.Raymond 18+9reb, T.Carnovali 16+5reb+1ast, M.Gilbert 5+4reb, L.Benvenuti 4, M.Imbro 3+1reb+1ast
gschID: 485949





Italian Serie B round 20 best performance: Roberto Maggio - by Eurobasket News

Point guard Roberto Maggio (183-PG-90) had a very impressive game in the last round for top-ranked Napoli Cuore, receiving a Eurobasket.com Serie B Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 26-year old player was the main contributor (29 points, three rebounds and eight assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Barcellona (#5, 13-6) 90-76. It allowed Napoli Cuore to consolidate first place in the Italian Serie B. Napoli Cuore has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the championship title. They improved their record to 19-2. In the team's last game Maggio had a remarkable five three-pointers out of 8 attempts. He turned to be Napoli Cuore's top player in his first season with the team. Roberto Maggio has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (3rd best: 13.9ppg) and assists (3rd best: 5.6apg).

The second best player in last round's games was 27-year old Stefano Laudoni (195-G/F-89) of Matera. Laudoni had a very good evening with 29 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists. Of course Matera cruised to a 102-92 relatively comfortable win over the lower-ranked Valdiceppo (#14, 4-15). Matera's 7th position in Group D has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-7 record is not bad and everything may still change. Laudoni is a newcomer at Matera, but is already one of team's top players.

Third on the list of top players last round was Argentinian Juan Manuel Caceres (199-SF-84, agency: Interperformances) of league's second-best Valmontone. Caceres scored 28 points and grabbed eleven rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Valmontone, leading his team to a 86-64 easy win against the lower-ranked Forli Tigers (#8, 10-12). Valmontone is closer and closer to top of the standings in Group C. They will still need more victories. But 17-3 record is not that bad... Caceres has a very solid season. In 15 games in Italy he scored 11.1ppg. He also has 4.8rpg and FGP: 60.2%. Juan Manuel Caceres has also Italian passport and can play in the league with a status of domestic player.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Simone Tomasini (196-G-93) of Sangiorgese - 24 points, 3 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Riccardo Antonelli) of Bisceglie - 23 points and 13 rebounds
6. Simone Bagnoli (205-F/C-81) of Cassino - 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists
7. Daniele Demartini (187-PG-84) of Vicenza - 14 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists
8. Saverio Mazzantini (194-G/F-95) of Cecina - 25 points and 8 rebounds
9. Giulio Casale (187-G-91) of Roma Vis Nova - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
10. Simone Zanotti (208-C/F-92) of Monteroni - 18 points, 13 rebounds and 2 assists

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



Brandon Fields (ex VL Pesaro) signs at Budivelnyk - by Eurobasket News

Budivelnyk Kyiv (Superleague) landed 29-year old American guard Brandon Fields (193-88kg-88, college: Nevada). He started the season at VL Pesaro in Italian Serie A. In 19 games he averaged 10.2ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.5apg and 1.2spg this season. The last season Fields played at another team Austin Toros in U.S. semi-pro league D-League where in 20 games he had 13.8ppg, 3.6rpg and 2.8apg. He helped them to end the regular season as a second best team in D-League Soutwest Division. They also advanced to the league semifinals.
Fields has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements he received Eurobasket.com All-Czech Republic League Honorable Mention award back in 2013.
Fields is a very experienced player. He has quite traveled the world as his pro career brought him to ten different countries on four different continents (Europe, Asia, Latin America and of course North America). Fields has played previously professionally in Dominican Rep., Hungary, Japan (Shiga L-Stars), Morocco, Romania, Slovakia, D-League (Salt Lake City Stars and Grand Rapids Drive), South Korea (LG Sakers), Czech Republic (Levice) and Dominican Republic (Caneros de La Romana).
He attended University of Nevada until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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BJ League Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Xavier FORD
  Tokyo Z
  (201-F-93)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Ford, Tokyo Z19.3 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.19.0 
 3. Tapscott, Kagawa F.17.9 
 4. Barone, Aomori W.17.8 
 5. Jones, Tokyo Z16.9 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.16.8 
 7. Alabi, Toyotsu FE16.4 
 8. Carney, Toyotsu FE16.0 
 9. Wiggins, Aomori Watts15.9 
 10. Evans, Tokyo Excel.14.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Solomon ALABI
  Toyotsu FE
  (216-C-88)
  Avg: 12.6
 1. Alabi, Toyotsu FE12.6 
 2. Rickert, Cyberdyn.12.4 
 3. Andrews, Tokyo Z11.8 
 4. Davis, Shimane SM11.8 
 5. Creekmore, Tokyo Z11.5 
 6. Stephan, Tokyo E.11.0 
 7. Barone, Aomori W.11.0 
 8. Posthumus, Kagos.10.7 
 9. Sanders-F., Yamag.10.6 
Assists Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 4.9
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.4.9 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE4.7 
 3. Sameshima, Kagos.4.3 
 4. Ikaruga, Hiroshim.3.4 
 5. Nishiyama, Tokyo E.3.3 
 6. Sawaguchi, Iwate B.3.1 
 7. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.3.1 
 8. Watanabe, Tokyo Z3.0 
 9. Tapscott, Kagawa F.2.9 
 10. Hirao, Bambitio.2.9 
Steals Per Game
 Takumi FURUNO
  Kumamoto.
  (179-PG-93)
  Avg: 2
 1. Furuno, Kumamoto.2.0 
 2. Otsuka, Toyotsu FE1.9 
 3. Tatsuhiko, Ehime O.1.7 
 4. Tokunaga, Kagawa F.1.7 
 5. Andrews, Tokyo Z1.7 
 6. Kasahara, Ehime OV1.6 
 7. Kanbara, Kumamoto.1.5 
 8. Tapscott, Kagawa F.1.5 
 9. Obuchi, Gunma1.5 
 10. Kondo, Gunma1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Chukwudiebere MADUABUM
  Kagos.
  (206-F-91)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Maduabum, Kagos.2.4 
 2. Kuso, Gunma1.8 
 3. Creekmore, Tokyo Z1.7 
 4. Spikes, Fukushima1.7 
 5. Blackledge, Ehime O.1.7 
 6. Vandenberg, Nishinom.1.6 
 7. van-der-List, Shinshu .1.6 
 8. Marshall, Shima.1.6 
 9. Ridley, Hiroshima D.1.5 
 10. N''Diaye, Hiroshim.1.4 


JBL2 stats leaders

Points Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 19
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.19.0 
 2. Peppers, Fukuoka .18.1 
 3. Fitzgerald, Kanazawa.17.4 
 4. Jennings, Saitama .16.9 
 5. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .16.4 
 6. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.15.8 
 7. Wade, Saitama .14.6 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT14.4 
 9. Pomare, Kanazawa.14.3 
 10. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.14.2 
Rebounds Per Game
 Kyle RICHARDSON
  Otsuka A.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Richardson, Otsuka A.11.3 
 2. Butch, Fukuoka .10.2 
 3. Pomare, Kanazawa.10.1 
 4. Kendrick, Toyoda G.9.9 
 5. Anderson, Tokyo C.9.8 
 6. McElroy, Tokyo C.9.4 
 7. Slawson, Tokyo C.9.1 
 8. Harper, Tokyo HT8.7 
 9. Tate, Saitama .8.0 
 10. Kyle, Tokyo B.8.0 
Assists Per Game
 Kyouhei KUMAZAWA
  Aisin AW
  (180-G-88)
  Avg: 4.2
 1. Kumazawa, Aisin AW4.2 
 2. Hasegawa, Otsuka A.3.9 
 3. Sumihiro, Toyoda G.3.7 
 4. Kato, Aisin AW2.8 
 5. Osamuakira, Tokyo B.2.8 
 6. Yamashita, Fukuoka .2.7 
 7. Ishihara, Aisin AW2.6 
 8. Oogane, Tokyo HT2.6 
 9. Narumi, Tokyo HT2.6 
 10. Yonamine, Kanazawa.2.5 
Steals Per Game
 Brennan MCELROY
  Tokyo C.
  (201-F-91)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. McElroy, Tokyo C.2.9 
 2. Ikeda, Tokyo HT2.1 
 3. Yamashita, Fukuoka .1.9 
 4. Ito, Tokyo Big Blue1.7 
 5. Jennings, Saitama .1.7 
 6. Oogane, Tokyo HT1.5 
 7. Kano, Fukuoka .1.5 
 8. Murray, Tokyo C.1.4 
 9. Peppers, Fukuoka .1.4 
 10. Kumazawa, Aisin AW1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Matthew KENDRICK
  Toyoda G.
  (215-C-90)
  Avg: 2
 1. Kendrick, Toyoda G.2.0 
 2. Anderson, Tokyo C.1.3 
 3. Bryan-A., Fukuoka .1.3 
 4. Harper, Tokyo HT1.1 
 5. Kyle, Tokyo B.1.1 
 6. Pomare, Kanazawa.1.1 
 7. Green, Tokyo C.1.0 
 8. Slawson, Tokyo C.1.0 
 9. Tate, Saitama .0.9 
 10. Morris, Tokyo HT0.8 


Japanese B League D3 round 13 best performance: Josh Peppers - by Eurobasket News

American Forward Josh Peppers (201-F-85) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for top-ranked Fukuoka Rizing, receiving a Asia-basket.com B League D3 Player of the Week award for round 13.
The 31-year old player had a double-double of 22 points and 10 rebounds, while his team crushed Tokyo HT (#4, 14-10) with 25-point margin 81-56. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Fukuoka Rizing to consolidate first place in the Japanese B League D3. Fukuoka Rizing have a solid 21-3 record. In the team's last game Peppers had a remarkable 77.8% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Fukuoka Rizing, through which he has constantly improved. Former University of Central Florida star has very solid stats this year. Peppers is in league's top in points (2nd best: 18.1ppg) and averages impressive 58.2% FGP.

The second best player in last round's games was 23-year old Eve Nyokozera (199-C-93) of Aisin AW. Nyokozera had a very good evening with a double-double of 17 points and 13 rebounds. Of course he led Aisin AW to another comfortable win outscoring the lower-ranked Toyoda Gosei (#8, 4-18) 82-49. Aisin AW's 5th position in the standings has not changed. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 12-12 record is not bad and everything may still change. Nyokozera is a newcomer at Aisin AW and despite he is not a team leader yet, every game he becomes more reliable player. Hopefully performances like the last one will happen more often.

Third on the list of top players last round was American forward Alex Jones (206-F/C-87) of Tokyo HT (#4). Jones scored 22 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Despite Jones' great performance Tokyo HT lost 56-81 to #1 ranked Fukuoka Rizing. But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates especially in such crucial game. The last thing Tokyo HT needs is to lose another game like this one. They lose more and more distance to the top teams. Their record is 14 victories and 10 lost games. Jones has a very solid season. In 28 games in Japan he scored 12.9ppg. He also has 7.0rpg and FGP: 55.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Edward Morris (204-C/F-84) of Tokyo HT - 23 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists
5. Brent Jennings (193-G-88) of Saitama Bron. - 20 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Gyno Pomare (203-F-86) of Kanazawa Sam. - 20 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Yusuke Ikeda (180-PG-88) of Tokyo HT - 22 points, 3 rebounds and 4 assists
8. Tiras Wade (200-F-81) of Saitama Bron. - 18 points and 8 rebounds
9. Eiji Sumihiro (171-PG-89) of Toyoda Gosei - 18 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists
10. Gyno Pomare (203-F-86) of Kanazawa Sam. - 19 points and 8 rebounds

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



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Standings - Premier League

Premier Standings
Places 1-4
 1. Al Riyadi 2-0 
 2. Orthodox 1-1 
 3. Al Awdah 1-1 
 4. Kofer Yoba 0-2 
Places 5-8
 1. Al Jalil 5-1 
 2. Anjarah 4-2 
 3. Deer Abi Sa'ed 2-4 
 4. Al Horiyah 1-5 
Stage One Standings

Top 4: Round 2

Feb. 14: Al Awdah - Orthodox 72-62
Feb. 14: Kofer Yoba - Al Riyadi 62-79

Top 4: Round 3

Feb. 18: Orthodox - Al Riyadi
Feb. 18: Kofer Yoba - Al Awdah



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Tariq Felder's 23 points not enough against Hartford - by Eurobasket News

Tariq Felderfd (6'5''-F) scored a game-high 23 points and Andreas Nikantzam pulled down 11 rebounds, however it was not enough for the Northern Virginia Community College men's basketball team as it was defeated 71-54 by Harford Monday evening. The Nighthawks return to the hardwood Wednesday when they travel to Prince George's for a 7 p.m. tipoff. NOVA could not find the bottom of the bucket early in the game, as the Owls raced out to a 10-0 lead five minutes into the contest. The Nighthawks continued to struggle from the field as it took NOVA until the 10:11 mark for the first field goal to tickle the twine. Andre Seadey got the Nighthawks deficit down to six when he hit a pair of free throws. NOVA, however, could not draw any closer as it went into the locker room down 28-20. In the second half, Felder scored on a layup with 8:11 left in the game to bring the Nighthawks within three. NOVA though was not able to get any closer, as Harford finished the game on a 28-14 run.
Courtesy of: novaathletics.com



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Standings - D2

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

Second Stage: Round 4

Feb. 12: Okzetpes - Bars 87-81
Feb. 14: Barsy-2 - Bars 86-89
Feb. 14: Okzetpes - Irtysh 86-60
Feb. 13: Irtysh - Kaspiy-2 86-42
Feb. 10: Tigers Ast. - Okzetpes 83-99
Feb. 12: Tigers Ast. - Irtysh 81-69
Feb. 10: Barsy-2 - Irtysh 81-65
Feb. 13: Barsy-2 - Okzetpes 72-64
Feb. 11: Irtysh - Bars 67-80
Feb. 13: Bars - Tigers Ast. 62-58
Feb. 11: Barsy-2 - Tigers Ast. 61-68
Feb. 14: Kaspiy-2 - Tigers Ast. 48-96
Feb. 12: Kaspiy-2 - Barsy-2 42-69
Feb. 11: Okzetpes - Kaspiy-2 107-59
Feb. 10: Bars - Kaspiy-2 103-40

Second Stage: Round 5

Mar. 2: Kaspiy-2 - Bars
Mar. 2: Irtysh - Barsy-2
Mar. 2: Okzetpes - Tigers Ast.
Mar. 3: Bars - Irtysh
Mar. 3: Tigers Ast. - Barsy-2
Mar. 3: Kaspiy-2 - Okzetpes
Mar. 4: Barsy-2 - Kaspiy-2
Mar. 4: Irtysh - Tigers Ast.
Mar. 4: Bars - Okzetpes
Mar. 5: Kaspiy-2 - Irtysh
Mar. 5: Tigers Ast. - Bars
Mar. 5: Okzetpes - Barsy-2
Mar. 6: Tigers Ast. - Kaspiy-2
Mar. 6: Bars - Barsy-2
Mar. 6: Irtysh - Okzetpes



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Standings - LBAL

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

Second Stage: Round 12

Feb. 10: Valmiera/ORDO-2 - Madona 98-90
Feb. 14: VEF skola - Jekabpils II 98-71
Feb. 14: Jelgava - Gulbenes Buki 94-84
Feb. 12: LU/BS Riga - VeA 92-57
Feb. 10: Saldus - Ogre/Kumho Tyre 80-68
Feb. 10: Livani - Jelgava 76-96
Feb. 12: BJBS Riga - VEF skola 75-88
Feb. 10: Kekava - RTU 75-67
Feb. 10: ViA - Marupe 70-64
Feb. 15: Turiba - ViA
Feb. 15: VeA - DSN/SB
Feb. 15: Ogre/Kumho Tyre - RSU


LBL D2 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 26.7
 1. Barrett, Madona26.7 
 2. Ginters, RSU22.9 
 3. Krumins, Jelgava22.8 
 4. Kaufmanis, Valmier.22.7 
 5. Miezis, Kekava22.7 
 6. Saknitis, Kekava18.5 
 7. Stiebrins, Jekabpil.18.2 
 8. Skute, Madona17.3 
 9. Zotovs, VEF skola16.8 
 10. Osins, Limbazi16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Barrett, Madona14.1 
 2. Dubults, ViA11.5 
 3. Cavars, Kekava11.0 
 4. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.5 
 5. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki10.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 7. Metnieks, Marupe9.1 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava9.0 
 9. Ginters, RSU8.8 
 10. Ramanis, Valmier.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gatis JUSTOVICS
  Jelgava
  (184-G-87)
  Avg: 7.8
 1. Justovics, Jelgava7.8 
 2. Buikis, Saldus7.6 
 3. Kohanovs, ViA6.4 
 4. Endzels, Turiba6.3 
 5. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 6. Osins, Limbazi5.7 
 7. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 8. Zotovs, VEF skola5.4 
 9. Dulevskis, Gulbenes.5.3 
 10. Vecens, Marupe5.3 
Steals Per Game
 Nauris MIEZIS
  Kekava
  (189-F-91)
  Avg: 3.6
 1. Miezis, Kekava3.6 
 2. Dambis, BJBS R.3.1 
 3. Mikulskiy, VeA3.0 
 4. Bikovs, RTU2.7 
 5. Zotovs, VEF skola2.6 
 6. Osins, Limbazi2.6 
 7. Kaufmanis, Valmier.2.5 
 8. Skripka, Madona2.4 
 9. Brants, Madona2.3 
 10. Berzins, Valmier.2.3 
Blocks Per Game
 Reinis AVOTINS
  Jekabpil.
  (202-F-98)
  Avg: 1.6
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.6 
 2. Dembskis, LU/BS R.1.4 
 3. Engers, ViA1.3 
 4. Skute, Madona1.3 
 5. Metnieks, Marupe1.2 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.1.1 
 7. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 8. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 9. Viksna, Livani0.9 
 10. Lacis, VEF skola0.9 


Latvian League All-Star Game 2017 Rosters - by Igor Obradovic

LBL All-Star Team

Kristaps Janicenoks
Janicenoks

Aigars Skele
Skele

Armands Skele
Skele

Rolandas Zakis
Zakis

Martins Laksa
Laksa


Latvian 0 Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-SF-95) of Valka/Valga
Latvian 1 Roberts Stumbris (199-SF-93) of Jekabpils
Latvian 5 Janis Kaufmanis (186-PG-89) of Valmiera
Latvian 7 Edgars Lasenbergs (189-G-95) of Latvijas U.
Latvian 9 Edgars Jeromanovs (186-PG-86) of Jurmala
Latvian 14 Kristaps Janicenoks (196-F-83) of Ventspils
Latvian 21 Aigars Skele (192-F-92) of Ventspils
Latvian 22 Armands Skele (192-G-83) of Riga
Latvian 26 Artjoms Butjankovs (205-F/C-91) of Liepaja
Latvian 30 Rolandas Zakis (206-F/C-87) of Ventspils
Latvian 33 Martins Meiers (208-C-91) of Riga
Latvian 54 Martins Laksa (200-SF-90) of Valmiera

Head Coach: Uvis Helmanis of Valmiera

Foreigners All-Star Team

Kris Richard
Richard

Denis Krestinin
Krestinin

Edgaras Zelionis
Zelionis

Tyler Larson
Larson

Arnas Labuckas
Labuckas


USA 0 Kris Richard (196-G-89) of Riga
USA 3 Abdul Gaddy (190-G-92) of Riga
USA-Bulgarian 5 Willie Deane (188-PG-80) of Ventspils MVP
Lithuanian 6 Tauras Jogela (202-PF-93) of Barons
USA 7 Carl Montgomery (203-F) of Liepaja
Lithuanian 9 Denis Krestinin (202-F-94) of Barons
Lithuanian 11 Edgaras Zelionis (207-F-89) of Ventspils
USA 12 Malcolm Griffin (193-G-91) of Liepaja
USA 32 Damier Pitts (177-PG-89) of Valmiera
USA 50 Tyler Larson (190-G-91) of Barons