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  ARGENTINA  


Standings - LigaA

LigaA Standings
Norte
 1. San Martin C. 24-9 
 2. Estudiantes C. 23-12 
 3. Instituto 21-13 
 4. Regatas C. 18-12 
 5. Quimsa 18-14 
 6. Olimpico LB 17-15 
 7. Libertad S. 16-17 
 8. La Union 16-17 
 9. Atenas 11-20 
 10. Echague 5-27 
Sur
 1. San Lorenzo 24-8 
 2. Ferrocarril 21-11 
 3. Weber Bahia 20-12 
 4. GECR Indalo 16-17 
 5. Obras Basket 16-18 
 6. Argentino 14-18 
 7. Quilmes MP 14-19 
 8. Penarol 14-20 
 9. Hispano Am. 10-24 
 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. 15: Echague - Libertad S. 90-95
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. 15: Obras Basket - GECR Indalo 75-79
Feb. 12: Boca Jrs - San Lorenzo 73-60
Feb. 15: Olimpico LB - La Union 70-83
Feb. 15: Estudiantes C. - San Lorenzo 69-80
Feb. 15: Penarol - Weber Bahia 58-80
Feb. 16: San Martin C. - Hispano Am. 101-81

Regular Season: Round 34

Feb. 17: Argentino - GECR Indalo
Feb. 17: Echague - San Lorenzo
Feb. 17: Quimsa - La Union
Feb. 18: Boca Jrs - Olimpico LB
Feb. 18: Estudiantes C. - Penarol
Feb. 18: Regatas C. - Hispano Am.
Feb. 19: Libertad S. - San Lorenzo
Feb. 19: San Martin C. - Atenas
Feb. 20: Obras Basket - Olimpico LB
Feb. 20: Echague - Penarol
Feb. 20: La Union - Hispano Am.
Feb. 21: Ferrocarril - Instituto
Feb. 21: Regatas C. - Atenas
Feb. 17: Quilmes MP - Weber Bahia


Stats Leaders - LigaA

Points Per Game
 Dar TUCKER
  Estudian.
  (193-SG-88)
  Avg: 21.1
 1. Tucker, Estudian.21.1 
 2. Green, Instituto19.9 
 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. Vildoza, Quilm.16.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin WILLIAMS
  Olimpico.
  (206-F/C-84)
  Avg: 12.3
 1. Williams, Olimpico.12.3 
 2. Crawford, Argen.10.6 
 3. Clancy, Instituto10.3 
 4. Johnson, Weber B.9.9 
 5. Wood, San M.9.2 
 6. Johnson, Atenas8.9 
 7. Justiz, Estudian.8.6 
 8. Lampropoulos, Boca J.8.4 
 9. Horner, Obras B.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.4.5 
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. Johnson, Weber B.1.7 
 6. Elsener, Quimsa1.7 
 7. Lescano, San M.1.5 
 8. Flor, Quilmes MP1.5 
 9. Massey, Libertad.1.5 
 10. Zurbriggen, Obras B.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. Meyinsse, San L.1.1 
 8. Clancy, Instituto1.1 
 9. Calfani, San L.1.1 
 10. Basualdo, Quilm.1.0 


Standings - TNA

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

Regular Season: Round 26

Feb. 15: Estudiantes O. - La Union 87-70
Feb. 16: Obera TC - Union SF 83-88
Feb. 15: Independiente BBC - Barrio Parque 75-74
Feb. 15: Ciclista - Olimpo BB 74-68
Feb. 15: Hindu - Comunicaciones 64-80
Feb. 15: BHY Tiro Federal - San Isidro 57-63
Feb. 15: Petr.Argentino - Huracan 56-71
Feb. 17: Mitre Tuc. - Barrio Parque
Feb. 17: Villa Angela - SP Las Parejas
Feb. 18: Comunicaciones - Union SF
Feb. 19: Independiente BBC - BHY Tiro Federal
Feb. 19: Salta Basket - Barrio Parque
Feb. 19: Villa San Martin - SP Las Parejas
Feb. 20: San Isidro - Mitre Tuc.
Feb. 21: Villa Angela - BHY Tiro Federal
Feb. 21: Hindu - SP Las Parejas
Feb. 22: Barrio Parque - Mitre Tuc.
Feb. 22: San Isidro - Comunicaciones


Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Bruno BAROVERO
  Union SF
  (194-G/F-90)
  Avg: 24.2
 1. Barovero, Union SF24.2 
 2. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista20.7 
 3. Brown, Mitre Tuc.19.8 
 4. Matthews, Salta B.19.8 
 5. Brown, La Union19.7 
 6. Martin Jr., Alianza .19.6 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.19.6 
 8. Montes-C., Obera T.19.0 
 9. Pais, Platense18.1 
 10. Villa, Gimnasia LP17.7 
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.8.6 
 7. Fahnbulleh, Ciclista8.5 
 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, Ciclista6.5 
 4. Gandoy, Obera TC5.6 
 5. Paletta, Hindu5.2 
 6. Cequeira, Villa A.4.9 
 7. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.4.6 
 8. Franco, Alianza .4.4 
 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. Rodriguez-S., SP Las P.2.2 
 3. Cequeira, Villa A.2.2 
 4. Correa, BHY T.2.2 
 5. Brown, Mitre Tuc.2.1 
 6. Lopez, Independ.2.0 
 7. Merlo, Ciclista1.9 
 8. Punet, Huracan1.8 
 9. Tabarez, Union SF1.8 
 10. Gago, Petr.Arg.1.8 
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. Deck, Obera TC1.3 
 5. Nwogbo, Alianza .1.2 
 6. Okoye, Salta Basket1.1 
 7. Stroud, Parque Sur1.1 
 8. Tabarez, Union SF1.0 
 9. Granado, Olimpo BB0.9 
 10. Moya, Hindu0.8 


Atenas ink Muhammad El-Amin, ex Kymis - by Facundo Iatzky

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) agreed terms with 30-year old American swingman Muhammad El-Amin (196-95kg-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Inception Sports). He started the season at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. In 15 games he had 11.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.9apg this season. The last season El-Amin was tested by Al Sadd (D1) in Qatari league. He also played earlier that season for Nea Kifisia (A1) in Greece where in 19 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg. The other team El-Amin played shortly was Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 7 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0spg.
In 2013 (three years after he left the college) El-Amin was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in fourth round (57th overall).
He attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others El-Amin's team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2012. He was also voted All-AEC Player of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
El-Amin is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). El-Amin has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Kiryat Gat), Ukraine (Halychyna), Hungary (Kormend, Alba and PVSK Pannon) and Italy (FCM Ferentino).
He could be described: El-Amin is a highly athletic wing with an exceptional outside shot ? has the size and ability to get to the rim while drawing contact ? an explosive scorer who loves to have the ball in his hands ? he is a strong defensive player who is very active at both ends of the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



David Nesbitt (ex Goes) joins Olimpico de La Banda - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) agreed terms with 26-year old Bahamas international forward David Nesbitt (200-95kg-91, college: St.Thomas, FL). He started the season at Goes in Uruguayan LUB league. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg this season. The last season Nesbitt played at Al Mina (Superleague) in Iraq. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Iraqi League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Nesbitt has been also a member of Bahamas international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bahamas senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Nesbitt represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 82.4%.
Nesbitt has played also professionally in Kazakhstan (Kaspiy Aktau).
He attended Saint Thomas University until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Platense inks Kevin Young, ex Mayaguez - by Eurobasket News

Club Atletico Platense Florida (TNA) agreed terms with 27-year old Puerto Rican forward Kevin Young (203-90, college: Kansas, agency: SDJ Sports). He played last summer at Indios de Mayaguez in Puerto Rican BSN league. In 35 games he had 10.5ppg, 6.7rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. The last season Young played at another team Maine Red Claws in U.S. semi-pro league D-League. But in 14 games he recorded just 1.3ppg and 1.8rpg.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others he won NBL Canada Atlantic Division championship title in 2015. Young was also voted USBasket.com All-NBL Canada Defensive Player of the Year in 2015.
He was also a member of Puerto Rican international program for some years. Young played for Puerto Rican Senior National Team between 2014 and 2015 and previously for U19 National Team back in 2009.
He also represented Puerto Rico at the Panamerican Games in Toronto (Canada) two years ago. His stats at that event were 4 games: 5.5ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.3apg, FGP: 57.1%, FT: 75.0%.
Young has played also professionally in Mexico (Halcones UV Xalapa) and Canada (Halifax_Rainmen).
He attended University of Kansas until 2013 and it will be his fourth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

Check also Complete Transfers List in Argentina



Argentinian TNA round 25 best performance: O'Louis McCullough - by Eurobasket News

American Swingman O'Louis McCullough (198-G/F-82, agency: DTMones) had a very impressive game in the last round for Alianza Viedma, receiving a Latinbasket.com TNA Player of the Week award for round 25.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (42 points, seven rebounds and two assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat La Union (#7, 6-20) 110-102. Alianza Viedma maintains the 3rd position in their group in Argentinian TNA. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Alianza Viedma will need more victories to improve their 15-11 record. In the team's last game McCullough had a remarkable 69.2% from 2-point range and got eight three-pointers out of 11 attempts. He turned to be Alianza Viedma's top player in his first season with the team. O'Louis McCullough averages this season 22.0ppg and 5.4rpg.

The second best player in last round's games was 30-year old Leonardo La Bella (180-PG-86) of Gimnasia LP. La Bella had a very good evening with a double-double of 24 points and 10 assists. Of course he led Gimnasia LP to another comfortable win 89-75 over slightly lower-ranked La Union (#7, 6-20) being unquestionably team leader. Gimnasia LP's 6th position in Center South has not changed. 18 lost games are too many comparing to just seven victories Gimnasia LP managed to get this year. La Bella is one of the most experienced players at Gimnasia LP and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was American Rakim Brown (198-SF-91) of La Union (#7). Brown got into 30-points club by scoring exactly 30 points in the last round. He went also for six rebounds and six assists. Despite Brown's great performance La Union lost 102-110 to the higher-ranked Alianza Viedma (#3, 15-11). But his team cannot count on just a single shooter as he also needs help of the other teammates. La Union can only dream about fighting for top spots in South. They have rather bad season and 6-20 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Brown he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Brown has individually a great season in Argentina. After 23 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 20.1ppg (3rd best). He also has FGP: 56.4% and 3PT: 41.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Jeffrey Fahnbulleh (200-C/F-85) of Ciclista - 25 points and 13 rebounds
5. Patricio Tabarez (195-F-91) of Union SF - 15 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Lotanna Nwogbo (203-F/C-93) of Alianza Viedma - 21 points and 12 rebounds
7. Darnell Dodson (201-F-89) of Petr.Argentino - 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Delwan Graham (203-F-88) of Temperley - 16 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
9. Julian Aprea (209-C-87) of Independiente BBC - 16 points, 11 rebounds and 2 assists

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



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  BAHAMAS  

NPBA Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Clayton MILLER
  Legends
  (183-G-)
  Avg: 27.5
 1. Miller, Legends27.5 
 2. Bain, Regulators24.3 
 3. Smith, Bahamas .23.5 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .23.1 
 5. Farrington, Rockets21.8 
 6. Bain, Giants18.9 
 7. Dean, Shockers18.5 
 8. Woodside, Cleaners17.9 
 9. Ferguson, Pros16.9 
 10. Bridgewater, Sting.15.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Eugene BAIN
  Regulators
  (195-C/F-88)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Bain, Regulators14.1 
 2. Farrington, Rockets12.3 
 3. Fernander, Pirates12.1 
 4. Munnings, Cybots11.8 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .11.4 
 6. Williams, Rebels11.3 
 7. Francis, Pros11.2 
 8. Leadon, Pros10.4 
 9. Dean, Shockers10.2 
 10. Woodside, Cleaners9.3 
Assists Per Game
 Ramon DAMES
  Bahamas .
  (-G-93)
  Avg: 6.8
 1. Dames, Bahamas .6.8 
 2. Williams, Rebels6.5 
 3. Jones, Legends5.7 
 4. Wright, Pirates4.4 
 5. Mackey, Regulators4.3 
 6. Armaly, Shockers4.2 
 7. Bain, Regulators4.1 
 8. Miller, Legends4.0 
 9. Lewis, Shockers4.0 
 10. Smith, Bahamas .3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Mekel ROLLE
  Rebels
  (--)
  Avg: 3.5
 1. Rolle, Rebels3.5 
 2. Rolle, Pros2.8 
 3. Humes, Cleaners2.5 
 4. Sylvestre, Bahamas .2.3 
 5. Williams, Rebels2.1 
 6. Cooper, Rebels2.0 
 7. Lafuler, Stingers2.0 
 8. Smith, Bahamas .1.8 
 9. Dames, Bahamas .1.8 
 10. Leadon, Pros1.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Livingston MUNNINGS
  Cybots
  (-C-)
  Avg: 3.1
 1. Munnings, Cybots3.1 
 2. Dean, Shockers2.1 
 3. Williams, Rebels1.9 
 4. Farrington, Rockets1.8 
 5. Sylvestre, Bahamas .1.6 
 6. Morley, Rockets1.4 
 7. Culmer, Cleaners1.3 
 8. Francis, Pros1.2 
 9. Burrows, Pros1.1 
 10. Munroe, Bahamas .1.1 


David Nesbitt (ex Goes) joins Olimpico de La Banda - by Eurobasket News

Ciclista Olimpico de La Banda (LigaA) agreed terms with 26-year old Bahamas international forward David Nesbitt (200-95kg-91, college: St.Thomas, FL). He started the season at Goes in Uruguayan LUB league. In 19 games he had very impressive stats: 15.5ppg, 6.5rpg, 1.4apg and 1.8spg this season. The last season Nesbitt played at Al Mina (Superleague) in Iraq. He helped them to win the regular season and make it to the final. Quite impressive season as he was named to Asia-Basket.com Iraqi League All-Imports Team and 2nd Team.
Nesbitt has been also a member of Bahamas international program for some years. He has regularly played for Bahamas senior team since 2015 and previously for U18 National Team back in 2008.
Nesbitt represented Bahamas at the CBC Championships in Tortola (British Virgin Islands) two years ago. His team won Silver and his stats at that event were 6 games: 9.0ppg, 7.2rpg, FGP: 50.0%, 3PT: 28.6%, FT: 82.4%.
Nesbitt has played also professionally in Kazakhstan (Kaspiy Aktau).
He attended Saint Thomas University until 2012 and it is his fifth season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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  BAHRAIN  

Standings

Premier Standings
Places 1-6
 1. Al Manama 2-0 
 2. Al Ahli 2-0 
 3. Al Hala 1-1 
 4. Al Muharraq 1-1 
 5. Nuwaidrat 0-2 
 6. Al Najma 0-2 
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. 15: Al Hala - Nuwaidrat 89-88
Feb. 14: Al Manama - Al Muharraq 85-80
Feb. 15: Al Najma - Al Ahli 75-99

Second Stage: Round 3

Feb. 21: Al Ahli - Al Manama
Feb. 22: Nuwaidrat - Al Najma
Feb. 22: Al Muharraq - Al Hala


Premier League Round 2 (Second Stage): Al Manama keeps a leadership position - by Eurobasket News

There were only 2 rounds played so far and it's still very beginning of the Second Stage in Premier League.

Al Manama defeated Al Muharraq at home 85-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Al Muharraq won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Muharraq will play next round against strong Al Hala trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Manama will try to continue on its current victory against Al Ahli in Manama.
Important game to mention about took place in Muharraq. Al Hala (1-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Nuwaidrat (0-2) 89-88 on Wednesday evening. Al Hala will play against Al Muharraq (#4) on the road in the next round. Nuwaidrat will play against Al Najma and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Manama supposed to be also quite interesting. Al Ahli (2-0) played at the court of Al Najma (0-2). Al Ahli smashed Al Najma 99-75 on Wednesday. Al Ahli will meet at home Al Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Najma will play against Nuwaidrat (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

Places 1-6
Al Najma - Al Ahli 75-99

The game in Manama supposed to be also quite interesting. Al Ahli (2-0) played at the court of Al Najma (0-2). Al Ahli smashed Al Najma 99-75 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Al Ahli led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Al Ahli will meet at home Al Manama in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Al Najma will play against Nuwaidrat (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535052


Al Hala - Nuwaidrat 89-88

Important game to mention about took place in Muharraq. Al Hala (1-1) saved a 1-point victory at home edging Nuwaidrat (0-2) 89-88 on Wednesday evening. The hosts were tied after three quarters but managed to speed up in last quarter eventually winning the game. Al Hala will play against Al Muharraq (#4) on the road in the next round. Nuwaidrat will play against Al Najma and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
gschID: 535051


Al Manama - Al Muharraq 85-80

Al Manama defeated Al Muharraq at home 85-80. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Al Muharraq won third quarter 18-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Al Muharraq will play next round against strong Al Hala trying to get back on the winning streak. Al Manama will try to continue on its current victory against Al Ahli in Manama.
gschID: 535050





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  BOSNIA  

D1 Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Drasko KNEZEVIC
  Zrinjski.
  (186-PG-93)
  Avg: 20.9
 1. Knezevic, Zrinjski.20.9 
 2. Jovanovic, Spars S.18.6 
 3. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak17.8 
 4. Vukovic, Mladost17.4 
 5. Negovanovic, Gradj.17.1 
 6. Hasandic, Sloboda .16.5 
 7. Djurasovic, Zrinjski.16.4 
 8. Stanojevic, Mlado.15.4 
 9. Kastropil, Siroki P.15.2 
 10. Svilar, Kakanj15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
 Obrad TOMIC
  Kakanj
  (206-C-93)
  Avg: 10.1
 1. Tomic, Kakanj10.1 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.9.6 
 3. Stanojevic, Mlado.8.1 
 4. Pelkic, Leotar7.6 
 5. Durmo, Spars S.7.5 
 6. Karacic, Siroki P.7.1 
 7. Kadic, Bosnjak6.8 
 8. Djugum, Siroki P.6.7 
 9. Markovic, Gradj.6.6 
 10. Djurasovic, Leotar6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Josip NALETILIC
  Siroki P.
  (185-PG-89)
  Avg: 7.5
 1. Naletilic, Siroki P.7.5 
 2. Mocnik, Siroki P.7.4 
 3. Knezevic, Zrinjski.6.3 
 4. Fekete, Leotar4.3 
 5. Zahiragic, Spars S.4.1 
 6. Svilar, Kakanj4.0 
 7. Luzajic, Leotar4.0 
 8. Princ, Zrinjski HT3.9 
 9. Aleksic, Mladost3.9 
 10. Hagins, Bosna-Royal3.7 
Steals Per Game
 Mujo TULJKOVIC
  Bosnjak
  (202-F-79)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Tuljkovic, Bosnjak2.7 
 2. Knezevic, Zrinjski.2.5 
 3. Samadan, Zrinjski.2.0 
 4. Hagins, Bosna-Royal1.8 
 5. Brown, Sloboda .1.8 
 6. Mocnik, Siroki P.1.8 
 7. Bocka, Gradjanski1.6 
 8. Ikonic, Bosna-Royal1.5 
 9. Princ, Zrinjski HT1.5 
 10. Zahiragic, Spars S.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Emir ZIMIC
  Kakanj
  (218-C-86)
  Avg: 1.7
 1. Zimic, Kakanj1.7 
 2. Kastropil, Siroki P.1.4 
 3. Demic, Zrinjski HT1.2 
 4. Bajramovic, Spars S.1.0 
 5. Karacic, Siroki P.1.0 
 6. Djurasovic, Leotar0.9 
 7. Brummitt, Zrinjski.0.8 
 8. Latifagic, Sloboda .0.7 
 9. Patkovic, Mladost0.7 
 10. Sturanovic, Bosna-Ro.0.7 


Division I Round 15: Leotar beat Kakanj by two after a very close game - by Eurobasket News

The games at this stage are more interesting as they can be crucial for the final standings in Regular Season. Despite we already know who is stronger and who is weaker, there may be still last minute susprises and upsets.

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Division I took place in Trebinje. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Kakanj (8-6) to seventh ranked Leotar (6-8) 82-80 on Saturday evening. Leotar outrebounded Kakanj 42-27 including a 34-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Leotar especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 80.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for Serbian Marko Stevanovic who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (204-83) contributed with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Croatian swingman Zeljko Palavra (194-82) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds for Kakanj. Kakanj's coach Josip Pandza rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leotar moved-up to sixth place. Kakanj at the other side dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Sloboda Tuzla. Leotar are looking forward to face higher ranked Sloboda Tuzla (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kakanj will play against Mladost and is hoping to win this game.
Division I top team - Bosna-Royal (11-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Bosnjak (4-11) in Sarajevo 87-79. It was a great evening for Edin Residovic (195-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. Strahinja Dragicevic helped adding 18 points. The best for the losing side was power forward Ernad Mujic (207-92) with 17 points and 5 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Bosna-Royal maintains first place with 11-3 record. Bosnjak at the other side stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Bosna-Royal will play against Siroki Primorka (#7) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bosnjak will play at home against Gradjanski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Mrkonjic Grad was also quite interesting. Second ranked Zrinjski HT (10-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Mladost (5-10). Zrinjski HT managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73 on Saturday. It was an exceptional evening for Bozo Djurasovic who led the winners and scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. Bojan Stanojevic came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds for Mladost in the defeat. Zrinjski HT maintains second place with 10-4 record behind leader Bosna-Royal. Mladost lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Zrinjski HT will meet at home Spars Sarajevo (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mladost will play against Kakanj (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Sloboda Tuzla (8-6) and Gradjanski (5-9), which took place in Bijeljina. 4th placed Sloboda Tuzla lost to ninth ranked Gradjanski in a road game 71-78. The best player for the winners was Milos Markovic who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Gradjanski moved-up to eighth place. Sloboda Tuzla at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Gradjanski's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Bosnjak (#10) in Hadzici. Sloboda Tuzla will play at home against Leotar (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game between fifth ranked Spars Sarajevo (9-6) and 6th ranked Siroki Primorka (6-9) in Sarajevo on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Spars Sarajevo outscored guests from Siroki Brijeg 91-63. It was a good game for Ibrahim Durmo who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. Spars Sarajevo's coach Marko Trbic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Spars Sarajevo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Siroki Primorka dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Spars Sarajevo will face league's second-placed Zrinjski HT in Mostar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Siroki Primorka will play at home against the league's leader Bosna-Royal (#1) and hope to win that game.

Leotar - Kakanj 82-80

The most exciting game of round 15 in the Division I took place in Trebinje. This derby game ended with only two-point defeat on the road of 3rd placed Kakanj (8-6) to seventh ranked Leotar (6-8) 82-80 on Saturday evening. Leotar outrebounded Kakanj 42-27 including a 34-16 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for Leotar especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 80.0 percentage. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 23 assists. It was a good game for Serbian Marko Stevanovic who led his team to a victory with 19 points and 5 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Montenegrin forward Bojan Pelkic (204-83) contributed with a double-double by scoring 10 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Five Leotar players scored in double figures. Croatian swingman Zeljko Palavra (194-82) answered with 20 points and 5 rebounds and Serbian guard Vojin Svilar (187-86, college: W.Georgia, agency: BeoExcell) added 16 points and 4 assists in the effort for Kakanj. Kakanj's coach Josip Pandza rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Leotar moved-up to sixth place. Kakanj at the other side dropped to the fourth position with six games lost. They share it with Sloboda Tuzla. Leotar are looking forward to face higher ranked Sloboda Tuzla (#5) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Kakanj will play against Mladost and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Leotar: M.Stevanovic 19+5reb+2ast, V.Aleksic 13+7reb+4ast, M.Luzajic 13+4reb+7ast, D.Ninkovic 13+8reb, B.Pelkic 10+12reb+4ast, S.Mijovic 7+3reb+5ast
Kakanj: Z.Palavra 20+5reb+2ast, V.Svilar 16+3reb+4ast, E.Dedic 11+1reb+1ast, E.Zimic 9+8reb+1ast, H.Curevac 8+2reb+2ast, E.Merdanovic 6+3reb+3ast
gschID: 520918


Mladost - Zrinjski HT 73-77

The game in Mrkonjic Grad was also quite interesting. Second ranked Zrinjski HT (10-4) played at the court of 8th ranked Mladost (5-10). Zrinjski HT managed to secure a 4-point victory 77-73 on Saturday. Zrinjski HT forced 21 Mladost turnovers. Strangely Mladost outrebounded Zrinjski HT 37-24 including 30 on the defensive glass. It was an exceptional evening for the former international forward Bozo Djurasovic (200-87) who led the winners and scored 25 points and 7 rebounds. The former international point guard Drasko Knezevic (186-93) accounted for 16 points and 10 assists for the winning side. Four Zrinjski HT players scored in double figures. Serbian center Bojan Stanojevic (203-88) came up with a double-double by scoring 21 points and 15 rebounds and Montenegrin Filip Patkovic (200-90) added 12 points and 8 rebounds respectively for Mladost in the defeat. Zrinjski HT maintains second place with 10-4 record behind leader Bosna-Royal. Mladost lost fourth consecutive game. They dropped to the ninth position with ten games lost. Zrinjski HT will meet at home Spars Sarajevo (#3) in the next round, which may be the game of the day. Mladost will play against Kakanj (#4) and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Zrinjski HT: B.Djurasovic 25+7reb+2ast, D.Knezevic 16+1reb+10ast, M.Zovko 11+1reb+1ast, T.Brummitt 10+10reb, V.Princ 9+1reb+2ast, I.Begic 4+2reb+1ast
Mladost: B.Stanojevic 21+15reb+2ast, F.Patkovic 12+8reb+2ast, D.Aleksic 10+4reb+4ast, O.Nisavic 8+2reb, N.Djurdjevic 7+2reb+6ast, A.Ivetic 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 520922


Bosna-Royal - Bosnjak 87-79

Division I top team - Bosna-Royal (11-3) added another victory to their record. This time they beat tenth ranked Bosnjak (4-11) in Sarajevo 87-79. It was a great evening for Edin Residovic (195-94) who led his team to a victory scoring 18 points. Serbian Strahinja Dragicevic (203-86, agency: AproK Sports Group) helped adding 18 points. The best for the losing side was power forward Ernad Mujic (207-92) with 17 points and 5 rebounds and guard Amir Dovadzija (193-84) scored 12 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Bosna-Royal and four Bosnjak players scored in double figures. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Newly promoted Bosna-Royal maintains first place with 11-3 record. Bosnjak at the other side stay at the bottom position with 11 games lost. Bosna-Royal will play against Siroki Primorka (#7) in Siroki Brijeg in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Bosnjak will play at home against Gradjanski and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bosna-Royal: S.Dragicevic 18+4reb+1ast, E.Residovic 18+4reb+1ast, G.Ikonic 14+1reb+2ast, M.Sturanovic 12+9reb+2ast, H.Delalic 11+5reb, V.Djordjevic 8+1reb+2ast
Bosnjak: E.Mujic 17+5reb, B.Lulic 12+2reb, A.Dovadzija 12+5reb+4ast, R.Grosic 10+3reb+1ast, S.Damjanovic 7+1reb+4ast, M.Tuljkovic 7+4reb+2ast
gschID: 520920


Spars Sarajevo - Siroki Primorka 91-63

The game between fifth ranked Spars Sarajevo (9-6) and 6th ranked Siroki Primorka (6-9) in Sarajevo on Saturday ended with biggest points difference. Spars Sarajevo outscored guests from Siroki Brijeg 91-63. It was a good game for power forward Ibrahim Durmo (201-97) who led his team to a victory with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 13 rebounds. The former international point guard Zlatko Jovanovic (181-84, agency: BeoExcell) contributed with 22 points for the winners. Spars Sarajevo's coach Marko Trbic felt very confident that he used 11 players and allowed the starting five to rest. Slovenian point guard Jan Mocnik (178-87) answered with 15 points and Croatian center Franko Kastropil (212-84) added 8 points and 8 rebounds in the effort for Siroki Primorka. Spars Sarajevo have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to third place. Loser Siroki Primorka dropped to the seventh position with nine games lost. Spars Sarajevo will face league's second-placed Zrinjski HT in Mostar in the next round and it will be for sure the game of the week. Siroki Primorka will play at home against the league's leader Bosna-Royal (#1) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Spars Sarajevo: I.Durmo 28+13reb+3ast, Z.Jovanovic 22+2reb+3ast, M.Kovacevic 16+7reb+2ast, R.Basic 8+7reb, A.Stepanovic 5+1reb+1ast, I.Djukovic 4+5reb+1ast
Siroki Primorka: J.Mocnik 15+4reb+1ast, D.Dreznjak 10+4reb, M.Colak 10+1reb+1ast, D.Persic 8+2reb+2ast, F.Kastropil 8+8reb+1ast, M.Dreznjak 6+1reb+2ast
gschID: 520919


Gradjanski - Sloboda Tuzla 78-71

Worth to mention about the upset in a game between Sloboda Tuzla (8-6) and Gradjanski (5-9), which took place in Bijeljina. 4th placed Sloboda Tuzla lost to ninth ranked Gradjanski in a road game 71-78. Gradjanski outrebounded Sloboda Tuzla 39-21 including a 28-15 advantage in defensive rebounds. 24 personal fouls committed by Sloboda Tuzla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The best player for the winners was Serbian swingman Milos Markovic (201-84, agency: 011 Sports) who scored 20 points and 8 rebounds. Serbian swingman Danilo Negovanovic (194-88) chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds. At the other side the best for losing team was American guard Devonte Brown (188-92, college: Indiana St.) who recorded 18 points and Serbian power forward Bozo Djumic (208-92) added 12 points respectively. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Gradjanski moved-up to eighth place. Sloboda Tuzla at the other side keeps the fourth position with six games lost. Gradjanski's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Bosnjak (#10) in Hadzici. Sloboda Tuzla will play at home against Leotar (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Gradjanski: M.Markovic 20+8reb+1ast, N.Vukovic 15+4reb+1ast, D.Negovanovic 15+6reb+1ast, D.Marojevic 11+6reb+1ast, S.Svitlica 6+4reb+1ast, D.Milosevic 6+10reb+5ast
Sloboda Tuzla: D.Brown 18+3reb+2ast, B.Djumic 12+4reb, M.Hrncic 10+5reb+1ast, A.Hasandic 10+1reb+3ast, M.Rikalo 9+1ast, E.Latifagic 6+4reb
gschID: 520921





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  BRAZIL  

Standings - BNL

NBB Standings
 1. Brasilia 15-5 
 2. Flamengo 14-5 
 3. Bauru 13-6 
 4. Vitoria 12-6 
 5. Franca 12-7 
 6. Mogi 12-8 
 7. Campo Mourao 11-9 
 8. Vasco Da G. 11-9 
 9. Pinheiros 11-9 
 10. Paulistano 9-11 
 11. B.Cearense 8-10 
 12. Minas 8-12 
 13. L.Sorocaba 4-16 
 14. Caxias do Sul 3-16 
 15. Macae 3-17 

Regular Season: Round 21

Feb. 16: Franca - Pinheiros 99-78
Feb. 16: B.Cearense - Caxias do Sul 88-78
Feb. 16: Minas - Paulistano 85-96
Feb. 16: Brasilia - L.Sorocaba 79-77
Feb. 16: Flamengo - Campo Mourao 79-69
Feb. 16: Vitoria - Vasco Da G. 73-64
Feb. 16: Macae - Mogi 69-90
Feb. 18: B.Cearense - Vasco Da G.
Feb. 18: Vitoria - Caxias do Sul


Stats Leaders - BNL

Points Per Game
 Betinho NARDI DUARTE
  Campo M.
  (195-SG-88)
  Avg: 20.4
 1. Nardi-Duarte, Campo M.20.4 
 2. Hettsheimer, Bauru19.9 
 3. Stallworth, Mogi19.8 
 4. Vieira, Flamengo19.4 
 5. Holloway, Pinheiros18.9 
 6. Garcia, Bauru18.8 
 7. Anthony, Macae18.3 
 8. Mariano, Brasilia18.0 
 9. Machado, Flamengo17.2 
 10. Dawkins, Vitoria16.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Olivinha RODRIGUEZ
  Flame.
  (203-F-83)
  Avg: 11.6
 1. Rodriguez, Flame.11.6 
 2. de-Souza, L.Sor.7.9 
 3. Hettsheimer, Bauru7.8 
 4. Giovannoni, Brasilia7.8 
 5. Ansaloni, Pinheiros7.5 
 6. Maynard, Minas7.4 
 7. Lopez, Flamengo7.1 
 8. Klassmann, B.Cea.6.9 
 9. Holloway, Pinheiros6.8 
 10. Mariano, Brasilia6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Fulvio DE ASSIS
  Brasilia
  (188-PG-81)
  Avg: 6.7
 1. de-Assis, Brasilia6.7 
 2. Anthony, Macae5.7 
 3. Rossetto, B.Cea.5.6 
 4. Garcia, Bauru5.6 
 5. Dawkins, Vitoria5.5 
 6. Rodgers, Minas5.3 
 7. Borges, Franca5.2 
 8. Cafferata, L.Sor.4.9 
 9. Taylor, Mogi4.8 
 10. Freitas, Campo M.4.8 
Steals Per Game
 Alex GARCIA
  Bauru
  (191-G-80)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Garcia, Bauru2.1 
 2. Toledo, B.Cearense1.9 
 3. Rodgers, Minas1.9 
 4. Curnell, Mogi1.7 
 5. Taylor, Mogi1.7 
 6. Dawkins, Vitoria1.7 
 7. Jackson, Vasco D.1.6 
 8. Holloway, Pinheiros1.6 
 9. Stallworth, Mogi1.6 
 10. Cafferata, L.Sor.1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Renan LENZ
  Pinheiros
  (206-F-90)
  Avg: 1.1
 1. Lenz, Pinheiros1.1 
 2. Nunes, Campo M.1.0 
 3. Freitas, Campo M.0.8 
 4. Rollins, Flamengo0.8 
 5. Klassmann, B.Cea.0.8 
 6. Vinicius, Caxias d.0.8 
 7. Gruber, B.Cearense0.6 
 8. Castellar, Brasilia0.6 
 9. Mariano, Brasilia0.6 
 10. Coimbra, Vitoria0.6 


Rafael De Araujo signs at CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro - by Paulo Freire

CR Vasco Da Gama Rio de Janeiro (NBB) landed center Rafael De Araujo (204). He played in the summer at Tijuca Tenis Clube Rio de Janeiro in the Carioca. The last season De Araujo was tested by Pozo Soton BVM 2012 Mieres (LEB Silver) in Spanish league.
He was a member of Brazilian U16 National Team two years ago.

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Brazilian NBB round 20 best performance: Betinho Nardi Duarte - by Eurobasket News

Former international Shooting guard Betinho Nardi Duarte (195-SG-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for Campo Mourao, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 20.
The 28-year old player was the main contributor (26 points, five rebounds and four assists) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Macae (#15, 3-16) 91-78. Campo Mourao is placed at 7th position in Brazilian NBB. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Campo Mourao will need more victories to improve their 11-8 record. In the team's last game Nardi Duarte had a remarkable three three-pointers out of 6 attempts. He turned to be Campo Mourao's top player in his first season with the team. Betinho Nardi Duarte averages this season 20.0ppg.

The second best player in last round's games was 36-year old American Shamell Stallworth (195-SG-80, agency: Interperformances) of Mogi. Stallworth had a very good evening with 29 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists. Bad luck as Mogi lost that game 87-96 to the higher-ranked Flamengo (#2, 13-5). This loss caused Mogi to drop to 9th position in the standings. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 11-8 record is not bad and everything may still change. Stallworth is one of the most experienced players at Mogi and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 19.3ppg (#5). His other stats are also decent: 4.3rpg and 3.4apg.

Third on the list of top players last round was former international Murilo Becker (211-C/F-83) of Vasco Da G. (#6). Becker scored 20 points and grabbed twelve rebounds (!!!). He was a key player of Vasco Da G., leading his team to a 82-77 win against Campo Mourao (11-8). Vasco Da G. needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 11 victories and 8 lost games. Becker has a very solid season. In 19 games in Brazil he scored 10.7ppg. He also has 5.0rpg and FGP: 51.9%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81) of Brasilia - 20 points, 5 rebounds and 8 assists
5. Olivinha Rodriguez (203-F-83) of Flamengo - 16 points, 10 rebounds and 3 assists
6. Jefferson Andrade (207-PF-83) of Bauru - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Isaac Thornton (190-G-91) of Campo Mourao - 22 points and 3 assists
8. Alex Garcia (191-G-80) of Bauru - 22 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Marquinhos Vieira (207-SF-84) of Flamengo - 20 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists
10. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80) of Brasilia - 19 points, 6 rebounds and 3 assists

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



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  CANADA  

CIS men standings

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

Regular Season: Round 25

Feb. 15: Windsor - McMaster 91-87
Feb. 15: Western - Brock 65-80
Feb. 16: Concordia - McGill 45-72
Feb. 17: Cape Breton - UNB
Feb. 17: St.Mary's - Dalhousie
Feb. 17: St.Francis X. - Acadia
Feb. 17: Laurentian - Algoma
Feb. 17: Ryerson - Carleton
Feb. 17: York - Queen's
Feb. 17: Toronto - Ottawa
Feb. 17: Waterloo - Lakehead
Feb. 17: UQAM - Laval
Feb. 18: Brock - Windsor
Feb. 18: McMaster - Western
Feb. 18: Bishop's - McGill
Feb. 18: Acadia - Dalhousie
Feb. 18: Ryerson - Ottawa
Feb. 18: Laurier - Lakehead
Feb. 18: Toronto - Carleton
Feb. 18: Nipissing - Algoma
Feb. 18: Waterloo - Guelph
Feb. 19: Cape Breton - UPEI



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  CHINA  

Stats Leaders - CBA

Points Per Game
 Errick MCCOLLUM
  North C.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 37.2
 1. McCollum, North C.37.2 
 2. Fredette, Shanghai.36.4 
 3. Brooks, Jiangsu D.36.4 
 4. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.34.1 
 5. Cunningham, Jiang.33.9 
 6. Brown, Jilin NE T.33.1 
 7. Adams, Xinjiang FT32.2 
 8. Hudson, Liaoning H.32.1 
 9. Jones, Qingdao E.30.1 
 10. Warren, Zhejiang.29.5 
Rebounds Per Game
 Malcolm THOMAS
  Jilin N.
  (206-F-88)
  Avg: 16.5
 1. Thomas, Jilin N.16.5 
 2. Haddadi, Sichu.15.9 
 3. Thompson, Shandong.14.3 
 4. Sakakini, TianJ.13.4 
 5. Hickson, Fujian QB13.4 
 6. Lampe, Shenzhen L.12.8 
 7. Batista, North C.12.7 
 8. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.12.4 
 9. Han, Liaoning H.12.1 
 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.7.9 
 4. Pargo, Shenzhen L.7.0 
 5. Sloan, Guangdong ST6.5 
 6. Buycks, Fujian QB6.3 
 7. Jones, Qingdao E.6.1 
 8. Adams, Xinjiang FT5.9 
 9. Warren, Zhejiang.5.9 
 10. Brown, Zhejiang CB5.6 
Steals Per Game
 Jamaal FRANKLIN
  Shanxi Zh.
  (196-SG-91)
  Avg: 3.4
 1. Franklin, Shanxi Zh.3.4 
 2. Sui, Shandong FB2.8 
 3. Brown, Zhejiang CB2.7 
 4. Blatche, Xinjiang.2.5 
 5. Fortson, Guangsha.2.5 
 6. Hudson, Liaoning H.2.4 
 7. Kamrani, Jilin N.2.4 
 8. Kennedy, Guangzhou2.3 
 9. Cunningham, Jiang.2.2 
 10. Zhong, Jilin NE T.2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Yuchen ZOU
  Bayi R.
  (203-F-96)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Zou, Bayi R.2.7 
 2. Zhou, Xinjiang FT2.3 
 3. Dalembert, Shanxi Z.2.0 
 4. Haddadi, Sichu.2.0 
 5. Smith, Sichuan BW2.0 
 6. Kirk, Guangzhou1.9 
 7. Blatche, Xinjiang.1.7 
 8. Sun, Beijing D.1.7 
 9. Lalanne, Zhejiang.1.5 
 10. Benimon, Qingd.1.5 


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

28-year old point guard Errick McCollum (185-PG-88) had a very impressive game in the last round for North Control B. and receives a Asia-basket.com Player of the Week award for round 35.
He had a double-double of 60 points and 10 rebounds, while his team beat Jilin NE T. (#14, 12-24) 124-118. The game rather meaningless between the teams, which do not have any influence on top of the standings. North Control B. maintains the 17th position in Chinese league. Too late to salvage the team, which is currently ranked such low. They already lost 27 games and recorded just nine victories. In the team's last game McCollum had a remarkable 54.5% from 2-point range. He turned to be North Control B.'s top player in his first season with the team. Goshen College graduate has very impressive stats this year. McCollum is league's best scorer averaging so far 37.1ppg. McCollum is in league's top in and averages solid 2.2spg and 52.6% FGP.

Second best performed player last round was MarShon Brooks (196-G/F-89) of Jiangsu D.. He is American swingman in his second season at Jiangsu D.. In the last game Brooks recorded impressive double-double of 43 points and 18 rebounds. It was enough for Jiangsu D. to edge the lower-ranked Shanxi Zh. (#13, 14-22) by 5 points 100-95. The game was between two teams which are definitely not main contenders for the title. Jiangsu D. keeps 10th position. His team lost some distance to top teams. But 19-17 record is not bad and everything may still change. Brooks is well-known at Jiangsu D. and he already established his position as one of the team's leaders. He belongs to the best scorers in the league with 36.5ppg (#2). His other stats are also decent: 7.3rpg and 4.4apg.

Third place about best performers goes to forward Malcolm Thomas (206-F-88) of Jilin NE T. (#14). Thomas showcased his all-around game by recording 23 points, twenty four rebounds (!!!) and eight assists in the last round. Despite Thomas' great performance Jilin NE T. lost 118-124 to the lower-ranked North Control B. (#17, 9-27). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. The chances of Jilin NE T. not to end season at such low position in the league, however are less than slim as they have already lost 24 games, recording just twelve victories. With bigger assistance of his teammates, Thomas could try to bring Jilin NE T.'s a little bit higher in the standings. Thomas has individually a great season in China. After 34 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 16.4rpg (#1 in league). He also has 1.5bpg and FGP: 59.1%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Qi Zhou (217-C-96) of Xinjiang FT - 26 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists
5. Jamaal Franklin (196-SG-91) of Shanxi Zh. - 45 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists
6. Jimmer Fredette (188-PG-89) of Shanghai S. - 45 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Darius Adams (188-PG-89) of Xinjiang FT - 42 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Jason Thompson (211-F-86) of Shandong FB - 27 points, 18 rebounds and 4 assists
9. D.J. Kennedy (198-G/F-89) of Guangzhou - 27 points, 15 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Hamed Haddadi (218-C-85) of Sichuan BW - 21 points, 15 rebounds and 5 assists

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



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  CROATIA  

Standings - A2 League

A2 Standings
Center
 1. Vern 17-2 
 2. Rudes 12-7 
 3. Mladost ZG 12-7 
 4. Bosco 12-7 
 5. Zaprude 11-8 
 6. Agrodalm 10-9 
 7. Samobor 10-10 
 8. Zapad 9-10 
 9. Dubrava 8-11 
 10. Sesvete 8-11 
 11. Maksimir 5-15 
 12. Fortuna 1-18 
East
 1. Belisce 12-3 
 2. Borovo 11-3 
 3. Osjecki Sokol 10-4 
 4. Rekord Tim 8-7 
 5. Vukovar 8-7 
 6. Zupanja 7-7 
 7. Djakovo 7-8 
 8. Pozega 6-9 
 9. Vinkovci 2-12 
 10. VROS Darda 2-13 
North
 1. Graficar 14-2 
 2. Podravac Virje 13-2 
 3. Medjimurje C. 12-3 
 4. Ivanic 8-7 
 5. Radnik 8-7 
 6. Petar Zrinski 7-8 
 7. Mladost D. 7-9 
 8. Ivancica 3-11 
 9. Bjelovar 2-13 
 10. Koprivnica 1-13 
South
 1. Jazine 14-1 
 2. Ribola Kastela 13-1 
 3. Diplomus 10-5 
 4. Omis-Cagalj T. 10-5 
 5. Puntamika 10-5 
 6. Adriatic S. 5-10 
 7. Dubrovnik 5-10 
 8. Sukosan 4-10 
 9. Solin 3-12 
 10. Cetina 0-15 
West
 1. Sanac 17-2 
 2. Istrauni 14-5 
 3. Crikvenica 13-5 
 4. Ghia Staff 12-7 
 5. Labin 11-6 
 6. Pula 1981 11-7 
 7. Kastav 11-8 
 8. Jadranka 7-11 
 9. Stoja Pula 7-12 
 10. Zamet 4-15 
 11. Rovinj 2-16 
 12. Kraljevica 2-17 

Regular Season: Round 19

Center

Feb. 11: Dubrava - Sesvete 87-82
Feb. 11: Vern - Fortuna 86-59
Feb. 8: Samobor - Maksimir 79-64
Feb. 11: Agrodalm - Samobor 74-77
Feb. 11: Rudes - Zaprude 62-75
Feb. 11: Zapad - Mladost ZG 56-88
Feb. 11: Maksimir - Bosco 52-75

East

Feb. 11: Borovo - Rekord Tim 84-72
Feb. 11: Belisce - Vinkovci 80-58
Feb. 11: Pozega - Djakovo 74-63
Feb. 11: Osjecki Sokol - Zupanja 68-59
Feb. 11: VROS Darda - Vukovar 59-88

North

Feb. 11: Ivanic - Radnik 88-66
Feb. 11: Medjimurje C. - Koprivnica 86-48
Feb. 11: Mladost D. - Ivancica 76-85
Feb. 11: Bjelovar - Graficar 50-102
Feb. 8: Graficar - Mladost D. 116-64
Feb. 11: Podravac Virje - Petar Zrinski 106-53

South

Feb. 11: Ribola Kastela - Adriatic S. 83-53
Feb. 11: Solin - Diplomus 75-81
Feb. 11: Puntamika - Jazine 68-84
Feb. 11: Dubrovnik - Sukosan 60-35
Feb. 11: Omis-Cagalj T. - Cetina 116-97

West

Feb. 11: Crikvenica - Kastav 87-70
Feb. 11: Istrauni - Ghia Staff 80-67
Feb. 8: Stoja Pula - Istrauni 76-86
Feb. 11: Jadranka - Pula 1981 75-80
Feb. 11: Zamet - Kraljevica 75-62
Feb. 8: Ghia Staff - Rovinj 75-56
Feb. 8: Zamet - Sanac 74-76
Feb. 8: Kraljevica - Kastav 72-98
Feb. 10: Jadranka - Sanac 60-86
Feb. 15: Sanac - Stoja Pula 101-77

Regular Season: Round 20

Center

Feb. 18: Fortuna - Dubrava
Feb. 18: Sesvete - Maksimir
Feb. 18: Bosco - Agrodalm
Feb. 18: Zaprude - Zapad
Feb. 18: Samobor - Rudes
Feb. 18: Mladost ZG - Vern

East

Feb. 18: Vinkovci - Pozega
Feb. 18: Rekord Tim - Osjecki Sokol
Feb. 18: Vukovar - Borovo
Feb. 18: Zupanja - Belisce
Feb. 18: Djakovo - VROS Darda

North

Feb. 18: Radnik - Medjimurje C.
Feb. 18: Koprivnica - Podravac Virje
Feb. 18: Petar Zrinski - Mladost D.
Feb. 18: Ivancica - Bjelovar
Feb. 18: Graficar - Ivanic

South

Feb. 18: Diplomus - Ribola Kastela
Feb. 18: Adriatic S. - Puntamika
Feb. 18: Jazine - Dubrovnik
Feb. 18: Sukosan - Omis-Cagalj T.
Feb. 18: Cetina - Solin

West

Feb. 18: Kraljevica - Crikvenica
Feb. 18: Kastav - Jadranka
Feb. 18: Pula 1981 - Rovinj
Feb. 18: Labin - Istrauni
Feb. 18: Ghia Staff - Sanac
Feb. 18: Stoja Pula - Zamet


Cedevita and Jolly reach Cup semis - by Eurobasket News

Cedevita and Jolly JBS advanced into Kresimir Cosic Cup semifinals. They earned victories in the opening day of Final Eight.
Jolly JBS outgunned KK Zagreb 83:76 to advance. Zagreb recorded a 30:25 lead ten minutes into the game. But Jolly improved defensively in the second half. They limited Zagreb to just 28 points after the long break and rallied to a tough win. Mike Scott (183-PG-93, college: Idaho, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management) produced 19 points, 10 rebounds and 9 assists for the winners. Josip Bilinovac (191-SG-90) added 15 points for Jolly. Martin Junakovic (193-PG-94) answered with 18 points for Zagreb.
Cedevita knocked down Kvarner 98:76 in another Final Eight clash. Cedevita dominated from start to finish in this one. They recorded a 52:32 halftime advantage and never looked back en route to the win. Miro Bilan (213-C-89, agency: BeoBasket) delivered 19 points, while Dzanan Musa (204-SG-99, agency: BeoBasket) added 18 points in the victory. Andrej Stimac (204-F/C-79) answered with 16 points for Kvarner.



FCM Ferentino lands Ivica Radic - by Eurobasket News

FMC Ferentino (Serie A2) tabbed 27-year old Croatian power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) from Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria. In 21 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 11.4rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Radic played at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB where in 36 games he had 10.7ppg and 6.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention. Radic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 19.0ppg and 7.4rpg. The other team Radic played shortly was Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A). In four games he got high stats: 19.0ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.3spg. Radic also spent pre-season at Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) earlier that year.
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team back in 2008.
Radic has played previously professionally also in Croatia (KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Kvarner and Alkar Sinj) and Italy (Umana Venezia, CZG Veroli and Virtus Bologna).

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  CUBA  

LSB Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Esteban MARTINEZ
  Santiago
  (192-F-87)
  Avg: 31.3
 1. Martinez, Santiago31.3 
 2. Boffil, Villa Clara29.7 
 3. Guzman, Capitalinos24.1 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio23.0 
 5. Monterrey, Pinar d.18.4 
 6. Torrientes, Matan.18.1 
 7. Abreu, Villa Clara17.7 
 8. Lopez, Camaguey14.4 
 9. Molina, Matanzas14.3 
 10. Baldo, Camaguey13.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Roigelis OCHOA
  Santiago
  (190-G-93)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Ochoa, Santiago7.7 
 2. Siria, Santiago6.9 
 3. Cubillas, Villa Clara6.0 
 4. Font, Capitalinos5.6 
 5. Reyes, Ciego de Avila5.4 
 6. Martinez, Santiago5.4 
 7. Perez, Villa Clara5.3 
 8. Tito, Guantanamo4.9 
 9. Hernandez, Ciego d.4.7 
 10. Pons, Guantanamo4.6 
Assists Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 3.7
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.3.7 
 2. Heredia, Santiago3.3 
 3. Oliva, Pinar del Rio2.9 
 4. Abreu, Villa Clara2.6 
 5. Giron, Santiago2.1 
 6. Deschapelles, Matan.2.0 
 7. Troyano, Villa Clara2.0 
 8. Martinez, Ciego d.1.9 
 9. Francis, Camaguey1.8 
 10. Gomez, Santiago1.6 
Steals Per Game
 Yosiel MONTERREY
  Pinar d.
  (185-PG-88)
  Avg: 6.4
 1. Monterrey, Pinar d.6.4 
 2. Deschapelles, Matan.6.0 
 3. Cubillas, Villa Clara6.0 
 4. Oliva, Pinar del Rio5.3 
 5. Giron, Santiago5.0 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara4.7 
 7. Abreu, Villa Clara4.4 
 8. Baldo, Camaguey4.3 
 9. Hernandez, Ciego d.4.3 
 10. Ibanez, Camaguey4.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Roigelis OCHOA
  Santiago
  (190-G-93)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Ochoa, Santiago2.1 
 2. Font, Capitalinos2.1 
 3. Cubillas, Villa Clara2.1 
 4. Garcia, Matanzas1.1 
 5. Quintana, Pinar d.1.1 
 6. Perez, Villa Clara1.0 
 7. Castellanos, Ciego d.1.0 
 8. Romero, Villa Clara0.8 
 9. Cala, Camaguey0.8 
 10. Machado, Villa Clara0.7 


Cuban LSB round 7 best performance: Andy Boffil - by Eurobasket News

Former international Swingman Andy Boffil (190-G/F-82) put on an amazing game in the last round for top-ranked Villa Clara, receiving a Latinbasket.com Player of the Week award for round 7.
The 34-year old player was the main contributor (35 points) to his team's victory, helping them to beat Matanzas (#5, 3-4) 98-85. It allowed Villa Clara to consolidate first place in the Cuban LSB. They maintain a perfect record without any lost game in the league. It's already very far into the season and Villa Clara keeps a perfect 7-0 record. In the team's last game Boffil had a remarkable 72.7% from 2-point range. He has many years of experience at Villa Clara, through which he has constantly improved. Andy Boffil has solid league stats. He is in league's top in points (2nd best: 29.7ppg) and averages impressive 4.1spg,64.0% FGP and 44.2% from behind 3-point line.

The second best player in last round's games was -year old Lazro Sanchez of Matanzas. Sanchez had a very good evening with 27 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Bad luck as Matanzas lost that game 85-98 to league's leader Villa Clara (#1, 7-0). Despite lost game Matanzas moved up to 5th position in the standings. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 3-4 record. Sanchez is one of the most experienced players at Matanzas and has a reputation of one of team's most reliable players.

Third on the list of top players last round was another Villa Clara's star - guard Neslier Abreu (187-G-93). Abreu scored 25 points and grabbed five rebounds. He was another key player of Villa Clara, helping his team with a 98-85 easy win against the lower-ranked Matanzas (#5, 3-4). Villa Clara have amazing season winning all 7 games without a single defeat. Abreu turns to be one of the very best players in the league while he is also a leader of the top team having his eyes on the championship title. Abreu has a great season in Cuba. After only 7 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in points with 17.7ppg (7th best) and assists with 2.6apg (4th best). He also has 4.4spg and FGP: 58.7%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Julio Heredia (183-PG-93) of Santiago - 22 points and 5 assists
5. Osmel Oliva (178-PG-87) of Pinar del Rio - 28 points and 2 assists
6. Yoel Cubillas (204-C-94) of Villa Clara - 10 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists
7. Angel Ibanez) of Camaguey - 15 points and 3 assists
8. Gonzalo Terres) of Santiago - 18 points
9. Abel Font (206-C-97) of Capitalinos - 11 points and 8 rebounds
10. Yoimar Lopez (96) of Camaguey - 12 points

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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  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. Brezec, AEK15.2 
 6. Abukar, Keravnos15.2 
 7. Marshall, Apollon15.1 
 8. Bussey, Apoel14.5 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel14.2 
 10. Blakes, Enosis14.2 
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. Brezec, AEK7.4 
 5. Mobley, Apoel7.3 
 6. Parks, Keravnos6.7 
 7. Blakes, Enosis6.2 
 8. Wright, Apoel6.2 
 9. Burnatowski, Apoel6.1 
 10. Dasic, AEK5.9 
Assists Per Game
 Kenny BARKER
  Keravnos
  (191-G-86)
  Avg: 5.9
 1. Barker, Keravnos5.9 
 2. Thomas, AEK5.5 
 3. Washington, Enosis4.8 
 4. Bussey, Apoel4.6 
 5. Ross, Keravnos3.8 
 6. Koronides, Apollon3.7 
 7. Jaxen, Etha3.4 
 8. Brown, Apoel3.4 
 9. Blakes, Enosis3.3 
 10. Colimon, Etha3.2 
Steals Per Game
 Ronald ROSS
  Keravnos
  (188-PG-83)
  Avg: 2.3
 1. Ross, Keravnos2.3 
 2. Dasic, AEK1.9 
 3. Franklin, Apollon1.7 
 4. Pittakas, Apollon1.7 
 5. Thomas, AEK1.6 
 6. Burnatowski, Apoel1.6 
 7. Washington, Enosis1.5 
 8. Blakes, Enosis1.5 
 9. Barker, Keravnos1.5 
 10. Marshall, Apollon1.4 
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. Esho, Etha0.6 


Murphy Burnatowski claims Cypriot Division A weekly honour - by Eurobasket News

Canadian Murphy Burnatowski (200-SF-90) had an amazing evening in the last round for Apoel and that's him to receive a Eurobasket.com Player of the Week award for round 16.
The 26-year old had the game-high 24 points adding seven rebounds and two assists for Apoel in his team's victory, helping them to outclass Apollon (#5, 3-13) with 50-point margin 106-56. Apoel maintains the 3rd position in Cypriot Division A. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost a few games earlier this season. Apoel will need more victories to improve their 9-7 record. Burnatowski turned to be Apoel's top player in his first season with the team. Colgate University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Burnatowski is in league's top in rebounds (9th best: 6.0rpg) and averages solid 59.4% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 24-year old Canadian forward Kevin Thomas (203-F-92) of Enosis. Thomas impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 20 points and 17 rebounds. Of course he led Enosis to another comfortable win outscoring slightly lower-ranked Etha (#6, 3-13) 79-59. Enosis' 4th position in the standings has not changed. His team is not often considered as one of the league's best with a mere 7-9 record. Thomas is a newcomer at Enosis 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. Troy University alumni Thomas played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which is considered top summer league for players who want to play basketball overseas.

The third best performed player last round was another Apoel's star - American Brandon Mobley (206-F-91, agency: HMS). Mobley scored 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds. He was another key player of Apoel, helping his team with a 106-56 easy win against slightly lower-ranked Apollon (#5, 3-13). Apoel needs these victories very badly if they think about getting closer to top teams. Their record at this point is 9 victories and 7 lost games. Mobley has a great season in Cyprus. After 13 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 7.2rpg (4th best). He also has 1.1bpg and FGP: 52.4%.

Other top performing players last week:
4. Primoz Brezec (216-F/C-79) of AEK - 15 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists
5. Iraklis Pittakas (192-G-84) of Apollon - 27 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Grigoris Pantouris (190-G/F-82) of Apoel - 17 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists
7. Tre Bussey (190-G-91) of Apoel - 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists
8. Tomislav Petrovic (202-F-85) of AEK - 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 assists
9. Akeem Wright (200-F/G-84) of Apoel - 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists
10. Terell Parks (204-C/F-91) of Keravnos - 10 points and 4 rebounds

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



Games' update - week 16 - by Dr. Nasios Orinos

16th week featured three games.

ENP 79 - Etha 59

ENP rolled to an important victory against Etha by 79-59 securing the 4th position on the board. Thomas had 20 points and 17 rebs whereas Washington had 19 and 5 assists. In the loosing squad, Jaxen had 24 pts.

Aek 69 - Keravnos 49

Aek reached an easy victory against Keravnos. Aek had Petrovic, Brezec and Thomas with a double digit whereas in the loosing squad only Abukar survived with 13. Keravnos holds the 1st position on the board and Aek holds the 2nd.

In the final game Apoel rolled to an easy victory against Apollon with 106-56. We need to mention that Apollon plays without foreign plays in the roster.



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  CZECH REPUBLIC  

Stats Leaders - NBL

Points Per Game
 Lukas PALYZA
  Prostejov
  (202-F-89)
  Avg: 19.2
 1. Palyza, Prostejov19.2 
 2. Burnett, BK Pardu.17.9 
 3. Bohacik, USK Praha17.7 
 4. Lipkins, J.Hradec16.5 
 5. Brooks, J.Hradec16.3 
 6. Jacobs, Prostejov15.7 
 7. Bakic, BK Kolin15.5 
 8. Pecka, Usti n.15.3 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.15.3 
 10. Allen, CEZ Nymburk14.9 
Rebounds Per Game
 Deshawn PAINTER
  MMCITE B.
  (205-C-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Painter, MMCITE B.11.2 
 2. Kerr, BK Kolin9.9 
 3. Pecka, Usti n.9.2 
 4. Norwa, Prostejov7.3 
 5. Mickelson, Svitavy7.2 
 6. Smith, NH Ostrava6.8 
 7. Simpson, MMCITE B.6.7 
 8. Bohacik, USK Praha6.4 
 9. Pomikalek, BK De.6.3 
Assists Per Game
 Roman MARKO
  Prostejov
  (194-SG-86)
  Avg: 7.6
 1. Marko, Prostejov7.6 
 2. Bannister, Svitavy6.5 
 3. Sirina, BK Opava6.0 
 4. Lawrence, CEZ N.5.0 
 5. Kouril, BK Opava5.0 
 6. Glover, Usti n.4.8 
 7. Sotnar, Usti n.4.8 
 8. Simmons, Prostejov4.5 
 9. Ware, MMCITE B.4.4 
 10. Canada, NH Ostrava4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Kevin WARE
  MMCITE B.
  (188-G-93)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Ware, MMCITE B.2.5 
 2. Sirina, BK Opava2.3 
 3. Glover, Usti n.2.1 
 4. Sant-Roos, CEZ N.2.1 
 5. Lipkins, J.Hradec1.9 
 6. Marko, Prostejov1.8 
 7. Burnett, BK Pardu.1.8 
 8. Pulpan, BK Pardu.1.7 
 9. Lawrence, CEZ N.1.6 
 10. Bannister, Svitavy1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Torrence DYCK
  Prostejov
  (196-G/F-94)
  Avg: 2
 1. Dyck, Prostejov2.0 
 2. Canty, J.Hradec1.5 
 3. Simpson, MMCITE B.1.5 
 4. Mickelson, Svitavy1.5 
 5. Madsen, USK Praha1.4 
 6. Ibekwe, CEZ N.1.4 
 7. Simpson, CEZ N.1.1 
 8. Ware, MMCITE B.1.0 
 9. Jelinek, Svitavy0.9 
 10. Sevlie, NH Ostrava0.8 



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  DENMARK  

Standings - Basketligaen

Ligaen Standings
 1. Horsens IC 19-3 
 2. Bakken 17-3 
 3. Horsholm 11-11 
 4. Naestved 11-11 
 5. Svendborg 11-12 
 6. SISU 10-13 
 7. Randers 9-14 
 8. Stevnsgade 0-21 

Regular Season: Round 24

Feb. 16: SISU - Horsens IC 91-86
Feb. 14: Svendborg - Bakken 85-97
Feb. 15: Horsholm - Stevnsgade 79-65
Feb. 16: Naestved - Bakken 78-83
Feb. 17: Naestved - Bakken
Feb. 17: Stevnsgade - Randers


Stats Leaders - Basketligaen

Points Per Game
 Devaughn AKOON-PURCELL
  Bakken
  (196-G-93)
  Avg: 21.4
 1. Akoon-P., Bakken21.4 
 2. Bello, Randers19.0 
 3. Burgess, Randers18.6 
 4. Mack, Horsens IC17.5 
 5. Haas, SISU17.5 
 6. McGrew, SI.16.9 
 7. Nielsen, Randers16.9 
 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, Svendborg3.4 
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. Borovcanin, Horse.1.9 
 5. Akoon-P., Bakken1.8 
 6. Smith, Horsholm1.8 
 7. Gesell, Bakken1.8 
 8. Nielsen, 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 



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  D-LEAGUE  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Manny HARRIS
  Texas L.
  (196-F/G-89)
  Avg: 26.2
 1. Harris, Texas L.26.2 
 2. Cook, Canton C.26.0 
 3. Blue, Los A.25.2 
 4. Patterson, Reno B.24.0 
 5. Crawford, Grand R.23.2 
 6. Murphy, Grand R.22.4 
 7. Nader, Maine RC22.0 
 8. Jones, Maine RC21.7 
 9. Holland, Canton C.21.4 
 10. Brown, Erie Bay H.21.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Joel BOLOMBOY
  Salt L.
  (206-F-94)
  Avg: 13.2
 1. Bolomboy, Salt L.13.2 
 2. Moreland, Canton C.11.6 
 3. Costello, Iowa E.11.6 
 4. Long, Delaware.11.0 
 5. Benson, Sioux F.10.9 
 6. Onuaku, Rio G.10.5 
 7. Wood, Greensbo.10.0 
 8. McKinnie, Windy C.9.2 
 9. Webb-III, Delaware.9.1 
 10. Jones, Maine RC9.1 
Assists Per Game
 Josh MAGETTE
  Los A.
  (185-G-89)
  Avg: 9.4
 1. Magette, Los A.9.4 
 2. McGrath, Long I.8.9 
 3. Stone, Ft.Wayne MA8.7 
 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.7.2 
 9. Cook, Canton C.6.8 
 10. Morris, Rio G.6.7 
Steals Per Game
 Briante WEBER
  Sioux F.
  (188-PG-92)
  Avg: 3.3
 1. Weber, Sioux F.3.3 
 2. Tokoto, Rio G.2.5 
 3. McCallum, Grand R.2.4 
 4. Caruso, Oklahoma.2.3 
 5. Harris, Texas L.2.2 
 6. Fells, Westches.2.1 
 7. Payton-II, Rio G.2.1 
 8. Pressey, Santa C.2.0 
 9. Patterson, Reno B.2.0 
 10. Millsap, N.Arizon.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 .2.5 
 4. Papagiannis, Reno B.2.3 
 5. Obekpa, Santa C.2.2 
 6. Moreland, Canton C.2.1 
 7. Hammons, Texas L.2.1 
 8. Diallo, Austin S.2.1 
 9. Acy, Texas L.2.0 
 10. Jones, Santa C.1.9 



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  ESTONIA  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Djordje DZELETOVIC
  TL.
  (205-C-93)
  Avg: 20.7
 1. Dzeletovic, TL.20.7 
 2. Baker, Tarvas20.1 
 3. van-der-Mars, Rap.18.9 
 4. Strupovics, Valga18.3 
 5. Jarvelainen, TTU18.1 
 6. Volkus, Parnu18.1 
 7. Olmre, TTU18.1 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu16.6 
 9. Post, Tarvas14.6 
 10. Zvigurs, Valga14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Thomas VAN DER MARS
  Rap.
  (208-C-90)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. van-der-Mars, Rap.14.1 
 2. Baker, Tarvas9.2 
 3. Jarvelainen, TTU9.2 
 4. Jois, TU/Rock8.5 
 5. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.8.4 
 6. Milka, TU/Rock8.2 
 7. Bubalo, Parnu8.0 
 8. Soodla, Noorteliiga7.9 
 9. Marshall, TL.6.5 
 10. Dzeletovic, TL.6.5 
Assists Per Game
 Norman KABIN
  Parnu
  (188-PG-97)
  Avg: 4.6
 1. Kabin, Parnu4.6 
 2. Harper, Kalev/Cr.4.4 
 3. Sokk, TU/Rock4.3 
 4. Bratoz, Rapla4.0 
 5. Post, Tarvas4.0 
 6. Jones, TL.4.0 
 7. Olmre, TTU4.0 
 8. Okereafor, Parnu3.8 
 9. Saage, TL.3.8 
 10. Paiste, Tarvas3.8 
Steals Per Game
 Taavi JURKATAMM
  Noorteli.
  (201-SG-97)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.2.1 
 2. Okereafor, Parnu2.0 
 3. Paiste, Tarvas1.8 
 4. Kabin, Parnu1.8 
 5. Tamm, TL.1.7 
 6. Dzeletovic, TL.1.7 
 7. Harper, Kalev/Cr.1.7 
 8. Bratoz, Rapla1.6 
 9. Sutt, Parnu1.6 
 10. Kaldre, Noorteliiga1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Cedric SIMMONS
  Kalev/Cr.
  (206-F/C-86)
  Avg: 1.3
 1. Simmons, Kalev/Cr.1.3 
 2. van-der-Mars, Rap.1.1 
 3. Jurkatamm, Noorteli.1.0 
 4. Raadik, TTU0.9 
 5. Tollefsen, Kalev/Cr.0.9 
 6. Marshall, TL.0.8 
 7. Gladness, Kalev/Cr.0.8 
 8. Bubalo, Parnu0.8 
 9. Perine, Tarvas0.7 
 10. Saks, TL.0.7 


Veideman leads Blue team in Tallinn All Star Game - by Eurobasket News

White-Blue 152-159

Veideman Rain leads Blue team in Tallinn All Star Game as he erupted with 37 points to be named MVP of the game. Blue team posted a 159-152 win on Thursday night.
The White team managed to win the first period 34-32 and produced the same quarter before the halftime. The Blue squad however replied with a 43-34 run in the third period and took the lead in the game. Moreover they closed the game with a 52-50 rally to seal the victory.
Zvigurs Ivars and Kullamae Gert delivered 20 points each in the winning effort. Joesaar Janari answered with 22 points in a loss. Thomas van-der-Mars produced 21, while Kuusmaa Aivar added 16.

White: Joesaar Janari 22, Thomas van-der-Mars 21, Kuusmaa Aivar 16
Blue: Veideman Rain 37, Zvigurs Ivars 20, Kullamae Gert 20



Alexela KML Round 17: TTU are upset by Parnu - by Eurobasket News

The game between third ranked TTU (10-7) and fourth ranked Parnu (11-9) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. TTU was defeated by Parnu in a tough game in Parnu 67-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TTU. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-12. But TTU won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Parnu dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 24. They outrebounded TTU 44-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 29 points and 9 rebounds for the guests. Parnu moved-up to third place. TTU at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Rakvere supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Rapla (10-6) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Rakvere (5-13). Rapla smashed BC Rakvere 91-61. Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Thomas van-der-Mars contributed with 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds for BC Rakvere. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rapla moved-up to fourth place. BC Rakvere lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Valga. Rapla will play against bottom-ranked Noorteliiga (#9) in Tallinn in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. BC Rakvere will have a break next round.
The game in Valga was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Parnu (11-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Valga (5-13). Parnu defeated Valga 99-89 on Saturday. Domagoj Bubalo stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winners. Reinis Strupovics responded with 30 points, 5 assists and 4 steals. Parnu moved-up to third place. Valga lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Tarvas. Parnu will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valga will play against Noorteliiga (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
The game in Rakvere supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo (13-2) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Rakvere (5-13). Kalev/Cramo smashed BC Rakvere 103-77. Sten-Timmu Sokk nailed 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. BC Rakvere lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

In the last game of round 17 Rapla was defeated by TTU in Tallinn 85-78.

Tarvas - Rapla 61-91

The game in Rakvere supposed to be also worth to mention about. Fifth ranked Rapla (10-6) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Rakvere (5-13). Rapla smashed BC Rakvere 91-61. Rapla forced 19 BC Rakvere turnovers and outrebounded them 45-23 including a 30-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. BC Rakvere was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Slovenian point guard Domen Bratoz (189-93) orchestrated the victory by scoring 22 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) contributed with a double-double by scoring 19 points and 12 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field) for the winners. Forward Karl-Johan Lips (198-96) answered with 17 points and 6 rebounds and guard Mario Paiste (186-89) added 15 points in the effort for BC Rakvere. BC Rakvere's coach gave up on the game allowing to play twelve players seeing no chance for a win. Rapla moved-up to fourth place. BC Rakvere lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Valga. Rapla will play against bottom-ranked Noorteliiga (#9) in Tallinn in the next round which should be theoretically another easy game. BC Rakvere will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Rapla: D.Bratoz 22+6reb+5ast, T.van der Mars 19+12reb+1ast, M.Paasoja 18+9reb+3ast, R.Suarez 8+6reb+5ast, I.Kajupank 7+2reb, M.Ruut 6+1reb
Tarvas: K.Lips 17+6reb+2ast, M.Paiste 15+3reb+2ast, J.Baker 11+3reb+1ast, S.Post 7+2reb+2ast, O.Metsalu 4+5reb+3ast, S.Saaremael 3+1ast
gschID: 534971


Parnu - TTU 76-67

The game between third ranked TTU (10-7) and fourth ranked Parnu (11-9) was the most important one in the last round on Tuesday night. TTU was defeated by Parnu in a tough game in Parnu 67-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of TTU. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 19-12. But TTU won second period 21-17. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Parnu dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to TTU's 24. They outrebounded TTU 44-33 including 16 on the offensive glass. The best player for the winners was Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) who had a double-double by scoring 26 points and 12 rebounds. Lithuanian swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, agency: Players Group) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. The former international forward Joonas Jarvelainen (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) produced 29 points and 9 rebounds and Kiur Akenparg (190-88) added 11 points and 6 assists respectively for the guests. Parnu moved-up to third place. TTU at the other side dropped to the fifth position with seven games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Parnu: D.Bubalo 26+12reb+2ast, E.Seskus 18+7reb+2ast, R.Hallik 12+6reb+2ast, S.Sutt 9+5reb+5ast, M.Kirves 8+10reb+4ast, R.Raap 3+2ast
TTU: J.Jarvelainen 29+9reb+2ast, K.Akenparg 11+2reb+6ast, T.Raadik 8+7reb+1ast, S.Olmre 8+5reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 6+2reb+1ast, S.Viilup 5+3reb+2ast
gschID: 534970


Valga - Parnu 89-99

The game in Valga was also quite interesting. Fourth ranked Parnu (11-9) played at the court of 8th ranked Valga (5-13). Parnu defeated Valga 99-89 on Saturday. The guests trailed by 2 points after three quarters before their 35-23 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Parnu shot 62.1 percent from the field. Parnu outrebounded Valga 38-21 including a 30-17 advantage in defensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Croatian center Domagoj Bubalo (212-91) stepped up with a double-double by scoring 25 points and 12 rebounds for the winners and forward Mihkel Kirves (190-96) chipped in 28 points and 6 rebounds. Four Parnu players scored in double figures. Guard Reinis Strupovics (190-87) responded with 30 points, 5 assists and 4 steals and Latvian Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95) scored 20 points and 4 steals (on 9-of-11 shooting from the field). Parnu moved-up to third place. Valga lost fifth consecutive game. They dropped to the seventh position with 13 games lost. They share it with Tarvas. Parnu will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. Valga will play against Noorteliiga (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Parnu: M.Kirves 28+6reb+2ast, D.Bubalo 25+12reb+2ast, E.Seskus 15+7reb+3ast, R.Hallik 14+2reb+1ast, S.Sutt 11+2reb+3ast, K.Kask 5+2reb
Valga: R.Strupovics 30+3reb+5ast, I.Rihards Zvigurs 20+4reb+1ast, K.Kanbergs 10+1reb+1ast, S.Silavs 8+4ast, R.Lindments 8+2reb+1ast, R.Raadik 6+6reb+1ast
gschID: 534969


Tarvas - Kalev/Cramo 77-103

The game in Rakvere supposed to be also worth to mention about. Second ranked Kalev/Cramo (13-2) played at the court of 7th ranked BC Rakvere (5-13). Kalev/Cramo smashed BC Rakvere 103-77. The game without a history. Kalev/Cramo led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Kalev/Cramo shot 25 for 38 from the free-throw line, while BC Rakvere only scored three points from the stripe. They outrebounded BC Rakvere 46-26 including a 36-22 advantage in defensive rebounds. 29 personal fouls committed by BC Rakvere helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. The former international point guard Sten-Timmu Sokk (184-89) nailed 16 points and 6 assists for the winning side and the former international guard Rain Veideman (192-91) accounted for 15 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Siim-Markus Post (183-97) came up with 17 points and swingman Oliver Metsalu (196-93) added 17 points respectively for BC Rakvere in the defeat. Five Kalev/Cramo and four BC Rakvere players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Kalev/Cramo have an impressive series of thirteen victories in a row. Defending champion maintains second place with 13-2 record having 2 victories less than leader TU/Rock. BC Rakvere lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the seventh position with 13 games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Kalev/Cramo: S.Sokk 16+3reb+6ast, R.Veideman 15+5reb+4ast, E.Keedus 14+7reb+2ast, M.Dorbek 14+3reb+2ast, C.Simmons 13+7reb+1ast, M.Tass 8+2reb
Tarvas: O.Metsalu 17+4reb+1ast, S.Post 17+4reb+3ast, K.Lips 11+6reb+3ast, S.Saaremael 11+4reb+2ast, M.Paiste 8+4reb+2ast, T.Peil 6+2reb
gschID: 534968


TTU - Rapla 85-78

There was no surprise in Tallinn where 5th ranked Rapla (10-6) was defeated by third ranked TTU (10-7) 85-78. Rapla was ahead by 3 points at the halftime before a 49-39 second half run of TTU. They made 24-of-29 charity shots (82.8 percent) during the game. 29 personal fouls committed by Rapla helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Sten Olmre (192-95) nailed 37 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds (was perfect 13-for-13 from the free throw line !!!) for the winning side and the former international Toomas Raadik (202-90, agency: Promotex) accounted for 10 points and 9 rebounds. Dutch center Thomas van-der-Mars (208-90, college: Portland) came up with a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds and international Martin Paasoja (191-93) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Rapla in the defeat. Despite that victory TTU went down to fifth position due to points difference. Rapla lost their fourth game in a row. They dropped to the fourth place with six games lost. TTU's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Tallinn .
Top scorers:
TTU: S.Olmre 37+5reb+3ast, K.Akenparg 11+1reb, T.Raadik 10+9reb+1ast, N.Vujovic 7+5reb, R.Koort 6+1reb, S.Saare 5
Rapla: M.Paasoja 20+5reb+2ast, T.van der Mars 16+11reb+1ast, D.Bratoz 10+1ast, I.Kajupank 9+4reb+1ast, S.Kaldre 8+1reb, R.Suarez 8+2reb+2ast
gschID: 534967





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  FIBA EUROPE CUP  

Stats Leaders

Points Per Game
 Cameron CLARK
  Chalon
  (201-G/F-91)
  Avg: 20
 1. Clark, Chalon20.0 
 2. Bizaca, Sodertalje19.9 
 3. Jeter, Groningen19.4 
 4. Allen, Kormend19.3 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines18.9 
 6. Burnett, BK Pardu.18.7 
 7. Jefferson, Gazia.18.1 
 8. Hollis, Benfica17.6 
 9. Edwards, Alba16.9 
 10. Gibson, Lukoil Acad.16.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martynas ECHODAS
  Siauliai
  (204-C/F-97)
  Avg: 11
 1. Echodas, Siauliai11.0 
 2. Jefferson, Gazia.10.1 
 3. Elegar, Enisey9.6 
 4. Zack, Lukoil Acad.9.1 
 5. Washburn, FC Porto9.0 
 6. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk8.2 
 7. Fall, Chalon7.7 
 8. Lipkevicius, Vytautas7.6 
 9. Mobley, Apoel7.4 
 10. Adrien, Bnei H.7.4 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 8.7
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.8.7 
 2. Martinic, Targu M.8.5 
 3. Joyce, Tsmoki-M.8.3 
 4. Petty, Kormend7.0 
 5. Roberson, Chalon6.8 
 6. Jeter, Groningen6.4 
 7. Hinds, Sigal P.6.0 
 8. Massamba, Soder.5.6 
 9. Parker, Rilski5.5 
 10. Cobbs, Gravelines5.5 
Steals Per Game
 Torey THOMAS
  AEK
  (178-PG-85)
  Avg: 3
 1. Thomas, AEK3.0 
 2. Gajovic, Targu M.2.6 
 3. Jackson, Oberwart2.6 
 4. Lawrence, Sigal P.2.4 
 5. Petty, Kormend2.3 
 6. Cumberbatch, Oberw.2.2 
 7. Bozov, Rilski2.2 
 8. Hinds, Sigal P.2.2 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.1 
 10. Martinic, Targu M.2.1 
Blocks Per Game
 Mathias LESSORT
  Nanterre
  (205-PF-95)
  Avg: 1.8
 1. Lessort, Nanterre1.8 
 2. Mobley, Apoel1.7 
 3. Korniyenko, Lukoil A.1.6 
 4. Elegar, Enisey1.6 
 5. Fall, Chalon1.6 
 6. Traylor, Oberwart1.4 
 7. Lazar, Targu Mures1.4 
 8. West, Siauliai1.2 
 9. Fieler, Groningen1.2 
 10. Gagic, Tsmoki-Minsk1.1 



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  FINLAND  

Stats Leaders - Division I

Points Per Game
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 36.1
 1. Upchurch, HyPo36.1 
 2. Bratton, Namika Lr30.1 
 3. Moultrie, PuHu J.28.3 
 4. Heinonen, Munkkini.24.4 
 5. Rasi, Raholan Pyrkiva24.3 
 6. Maxhuni, HBA-M.24.2 
 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, HyPo10.3 
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, HyPo5.1 
 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
 De''Andre UPCHURCH
  HyPo
  (188-G-91)
  Avg: 2.7
 1. Upchurch, HyPo2.7 
 2. Cartharn, Espoo B.2.7 
 3. Bratton, Namika Lr2.7 
 4. Gouch, Espoo Basket2.6 
 5. Moultrie, PuHu J.2.3 
 6. Moore, ToPo2.2 
 7. Nikkarinen, HBA-M.2.2 
 8. Ceesay, Espoo B.2.2 
 9. Juvonen, Jyvaskyl.2.1 
 10. Kuusisto, ToPo2.1 
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. Fields, Lahti1.4 
 5. Rainamaa, PuHu J.1.4 
 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  

Stats Leaders - ProA

Points Per Game
 Kyle GIBSON
  Gravelines
  (196-G-87)
  Avg: 19.1
 1. Gibson, Gravelines19.1 
 2. Clark, Chalon18.2 
 3. Rich, Paris-Levallois17.1 
 4. Prepelic, Limoges16.2 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines16.2 
 6. Roberson, Chalon15.6 
 7. Smith, Chalons-Reims15.4 
 8. Sommerville, Orleans15.1 
 9. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.14.4 
 10. Warren, Nanterre14.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 8.9
 1. Fall, Chalon8.9 
 2. Poirier, Paris-Le.8.7 
 3. Labeyrie, Paris-Le.7.9 
 4. Hunt, Nancy7.8 
 5. Yeguete, Le Mans7.3 
 6. Donaldson, Le Po.7.3 
 7. Hassell, Le Portel7.2 
 8. Blue, Antibes7.0 
 9. Lessort, Nanterre6.8 
 10. Solomon, Gravelines6.6 
Assists Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 11.2
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.11.2 
 2. Roberson, Chalon7.4 
 3. Hodge, AS.6.3 
 4. Holston, Dijon6.1 
 5. Cobbs, Gravelines5.8 
 6. Vargas, Nancy5.5 
 7. Bost, Monaco5.4 
 8. Campbell, Paris-Le.5.1 
 9. Mangin, Le Portel4.2 
 10. Warren, Nanterre4.2 
Steals Per Game
 D.J. COOPER
  Pau-Lacq.
  (183-PG-90)
  Avg: 2.5
 1. Cooper, Pau-Lacq.2.5 
 2. Wood, Limoges2.3 
 3. Eito, Orleans1.9 
 4. Payne, Chalons-.1.8 
 5. Holston, Dijon1.7 
 6. Campbell, Paris-Le.1.7 
 7. Grant, Dijon1.6 
 8. Young, Chalons-.1.5 
 9. Yeguete, Le Mans1.5 
 10. Henry, Gravelines1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 Moustapha FALL
  Chalon
  (218-C-92)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Fall, Chalon2.6 
 2. Fofana, Monaco1.3 
 3. Uter, AS.1.2 
 4. Hassell, Le Portel1.1 
 5. Joseph, Orleans1.0 
 6. Jaiteh, Strasbourg0.9 
 7. Trasolini, Nancy0.9 
 8. Jeanne, Nancy0.9 
 9. Hunt, Nancy0.9 
 10. Fair, Limoges0.9 


Chalons-Reims land Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 30-year old naturalized Ivorian point guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-76kg-87). He played recently at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga, but left the team last month. In 5 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.4spg this season. Diabate also played 10 games in ABA League where he had 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. The last season he played at SPO Rouen. In 26 ProA games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 2).
Diabate has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ProA Semifinals in 2010. Diabate received also Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 3rd Team award in 2015.
He represented Ivory Coast at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-4 (18.4ppg), 4.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.8apg), Steals-4 (2.8spg), FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 80.8%.
Diabate has played previously for five other French teams: JDA Dijon, Gravelines Dunkerque, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy and Charenton.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A true ''Mr Consistency'' when he''s on the court, passes the ball very well and can score both inside and from the perimeter. Also, he defend shard and he set up his teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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A League Round 4: DELTA lose their first game against BC Titebi - by Eurobasket News

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of DELTA (3-1) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by BC Titebi (3-1) 67-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of DELTA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 16-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BC Titebi dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to DELTA's 30. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and forward Nate Drayton (203-91, college: W.Texas A&M) who added 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds. BC Titebi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hyundai-TSU and DELTA. BC Titebi is looking forward to face Arena-76 (#4) in the next round. DELTA will play against SEU Tbilisi and is hoping to win this game.
Very significant was Hyundai-TSU's (#4) 67-62 road victory against one of their biggest challengers Arena-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Arena-76. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The winners were led by South African center Christopher Gabriel (210-88, college: San Diego) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and George Korsantia supported him with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Even 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) did not help to save the game for Arena-76. Hyundai-TSU (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with BC Titebi and DELTA. Newly promoted Arena-76 dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Hyundai-TSU will play against Tskaltubo (#5) at home in the next round. Arena-76 will play against BC Titebi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Tskaltubo has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat SEU Tbilisi (0-4) 99-94 on Tuesday. Travante Williams fired a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners. Jamal Wilson produced 41 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds for lost side. SEU Tbilisi's coach Lasha Edzgveradze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tskaltubo (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. It was SEU Tbilisi's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Tskaltubo will meet league's leader Hyundai-TSU in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SEU Tbilisi will play against the league's second-placed DELTA (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.

The most impressive stats of the last round was 12 points and 14 rebounds by Peter Alexis of Arena-76.

Arena-76 - Hyundai-TSU 62-67

Very significant was Hyundai-TSU's (#4) 67-62 road victory against one of their biggest challengers Arena-76. It ended at the same time the two-game winning streak of Arena-76. It was a key game for the top position in the league. It looked good early as Arena-76 took a 4-point small lead at the end of first quarter. But then Hyundai-TSU had a 20-14 second period charge getting the lead and Arena-76 was not able to take back game control losing it eventually 62-67. Hyundai-TSU dominated down low during the game scoring 48 of its points in the paint compared to Arena-76's 28. Hyundai-TSU forced 24 Arena-76 turnovers. The winners were led by South African center Christopher Gabriel (210-88, college: San Diego) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 14 points and 13 rebounds and power forward George Korsantia (203-98) supported him with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Gabriel is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Hyundai-TSU players scored in double figures. Even 19 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists by American guard Rodnerius Lewis (193-93, college: Stillman) did not help to save the game for Arena-76. His fellow American import power forward Peter Alexis (213-92, college: Philadelphia) added 12 points and 14 rebounds for lost side. Hyundai-TSU (3-1) keeps a position of league leader, which they share with BC Titebi and DELTA. Newly promoted Arena-76 dropped to the fourth place with two games lost. Hyundai-TSU will play against Tskaltubo (#5) at home in the next round. Arena-76 will play against BC Titebi and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Hyundai-TSU: C.Gabriel 14+13reb+3ast, G.Korsantia 13+8reb+4ast, S.Sanadze 13+3reb+1ast, C.Anderson 11+6reb+4ast, A.Pevadze 5+2reb, A.Pipia 4
Arena-76: R.Lewis 19+8reb+6ast, P.Alexis 12+14reb+1ast, M.Abaishvili 9+6reb+6ast, K.Bitsadze 9+3reb+1ast, T.Chachibaia 6+6reb+3ast, G.Kopaliani 6+4reb
gschID: 534746


DELTA - BC Titebi 66-67

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of DELTA (3-1) at the home court on Tuesday night. Hosts were edged by BC Titebi (3-1) 67-66. It ended at the same time the three-game winning streak of DELTA. It was a key game for the top position in the league. The guests trailed by 5 points after three quarters before their 16-10 charge, which allowed them to win the game. BC Titebi dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to DELTA's 30. Americans were the main players on the court. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Ryan Aaron (190-91, college: S.Nazarene) who helped to win the game recording 16 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals and forward Nate Drayton (203-91, college: W.Texas A&M) who added 16 points and 9 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side Deondre Ray (196, college: Cameron) responded with 18 points and 8 rebounds and center Laron Griffin (205-89, college: E.Washington) scored 11 points and 5 rebounds. Four DELTA players scored in double figures. BC Titebi keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hyundai-TSU and DELTA. BC Titebi is looking forward to face Arena-76 (#4) in the next round. DELTA will play against SEU Tbilisi and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
BC Titebi: N.Drayton 16+9reb, R.Aaron 16+8reb+8ast, A.Flannigan 11+6reb+5ast, G.Vakhania 11, G.Gamqrelidze 7+4reb+6ast, D.Dekanoidze 6+6reb
DELTA: D.Ray 18+8reb+1ast, Z.Antadze 12+4reb+1ast, L.Griffin 11+5reb+1ast, K.Downs 11+3reb+1ast, I.Lezhava 6+2reb+5ast, L.Eliadze 5+2reb
gschID: 534745


Tskaltubo - SEU Tbilisi 99-94

Tskaltubo has registered their first victory this season after three consecutive losses. They used home court advantage to defeat SEU Tbilisi (0-4) 99-94 on Tuesday. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tskaltubo made 8 blocks. American forward Travante Williams (197-93, college: Alaska-Fairb., agency: Duran International) fired a double-double by scoring 48 points (!!!) and 12 rebounds for the winners. Uzbekistani center Dmitry Sviridov (212-85) chipped in a double-double by scoring 18 points, 19 rebounds and 5 assists. American point guard Jamal Wilson (195-90, college: Rhode Island) produced 41 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and the former international center Richard Matiashvili (207-89, agency: Aspire Sports) added 11 points, 11 rebounds, 8 assists and 4 steals respectively for lost side. Four SEU Tbilisi players scored in double figures. SEU Tbilisi's coach Lasha Edzgveradze rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Tskaltubo (1-3) left bottom position moving up to fifth place. It was SEU Tbilisi's fourth loss in a row. They still close the standings with four games lost. Tskaltubo will meet league's leader Hyundai-TSU in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. SEU Tbilisi will play against the league's second-placed DELTA (#2) and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tskaltubo: T.Williams 48+12reb+1ast, D.Sviridov 18+19reb+5ast, D.Dvalishvili 15+5reb+5ast, G.Birkaia 9+6reb+3ast, G.Kutchava 8+2reb+2ast, G.Kandelaki 1+2reb
SEU Tbilisi: J.Wilson 41+5reb+2ast, E.Gaines 17+6reb+4ast, D.Maisuradze 12+13reb+3ast, R.Matiashvili 11+11reb+8ast, I.Jankhoteli 5+2reb+2ast, R.Tukvadze 4+2reb
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  GERMANY  

Stats Leaders - 1.Bundesliga

Points Per Game
 Raymar MORGAN
  Ratiopharm
  (203-F/C-88)
  Avg: 19.3
 1. Morgan, Ratiopharm19.3 
 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. Babb, Ratiopharm15.4 
 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, Ratiopharm6.9 
 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, Bremerhaven1.8 
 5. Scrubb, Giessen .1.8 
 6. Anderson, Bayreuth1.8 
 7. Redding, B.Mue.1.7 
 8. Siva, ALBA1.7 
 9. Stewart, Walter T.1.6 
 10. Bowlin, Giessen 46ers1.6 
Blocks Per Game
 Daniel THEIS
  Brose Bask.
  (204-PF-92)
  Avg: 1.5
 1. Theis, Brose Bask.1.5 
 2. Groselle, Braunsch.1.3 
 3. Kleber, B.Muenchen1.2 
 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. Southerland, Wuerz.0.9 
 10. Ibekwe, Fraport .0.9 


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, Hanau18.6 
 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. Watts, Oettinge.15.4 
Rebounds Per Game
 Leon KRATZER
  Baunach
  (210-C-97)
  Avg: 12.8
 1. Kratzer, Baunach12.8 
 2. Pinkins, Hanau9.5 
 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 


The Teka And Noeres Crunch-Time Show Propell Team Urspring Past Eintracht Frankfurt 71-65 in NBBL Play - by Miles Schmidt-Scheuber

The middle of the week days are usually reserved for the international club games where a Brose Bamberg is usually battling away at home against a Real Madrid or CSKA Moscow's or are tingling around somewhere in Europe at a Macabbi Tel Aviv or FC Barcelona, but this week there were also other teams in action from the easyCredit BBL, but also in the NBBL there was a make up game between two teams Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners and Team Urspring that could be classified at the moment belonging to the top basketball schools as in the last years both teams have developed big talents like Johannes Voigtmann, Danilo Barthel and now Isaac Bonga while Team Urspring have brought out talent after talent like Lucca Staiger, Christian Standhardinger, Gavin Schilling or Mahir Agva that played his first BBL game at age 16 and now plays for the Fraport Skyliners and is fighting for minutes from head coach Gordon Herbert. Team Urspring came to Frankfurt with 5 NBBL titles in their baggage and only a disappointing 4-6 record this season, but a lot of self confidence as they had dismantled TV Langen for the second time this season holding them to only 53 points while Eintracht Frankfurt/Fraport Skyliners were reeling off a hard 76-57 loss to ratiopharm Ulm where all their stars didn't suit up. The club played a lot of their bench players giving them abundant minutes and the club fought with heart cutting down a double digit lead to six points with four minutes to go, but then ran out of gas giving up a 15-2 run to end the game. Both Eintracht Frankfurt and Team Urspring were motivated to finish the season strong as the home team had already qualified for the playoffs while the guests need a good run in the last games to reach the promised land. Team Urspring controlled the first quarter, but Eintracht Frankfurt improved their play in the second and third quarters and were on the same level as the guests, but lost control in crunch-time as the Teka And Noeres Show took control extending their losing streak to two games losing to Team Urspring 71-65. After the game an old known face of the region Sebastian Barth who played many years in Langen was coaching only his second NBBL game was content about the win, but also felt that his team has a realistic chance of reaching the NBBL playoffs. 'We defended long phases with heart, but we didn't have consistent ball movement in the game. It was a hard fought game, but in the end the three pointer by Patrick Teka (182-PG-98) was big and we did a good job forcing them to difficult shots. I think that this win will give us added self confidence to reach the playoffs. I think we need at least one win against either ratiopharm Ulm or Ludwigsburg', expressed Team Ursping head coach Sebastian Barth. Eintracht Frankfurt 17 year old swing man Oliver Babitsch had his best game in the NBBL netting 19 points and was disappointed that the club couldn't get the easy things done on the court and not surprised that he could deal with the responsibility having to take over for the top players out of action. 'We didn't play for 40 minutes and had too many up and down phases. We woke up too late in the first quarter. The second half was a lot better. The little things killed us at the end. Team defense was good and we played with a lot of heart, but our one on one defense wasn't good. In Hanau, I was a player that my team relied on to have good games. So needing to step up now was nothing new for me', expressed Oliver Babitsch.

For the second straight game in a row, Eintracht Frankfurt were handicapped as a majority of their star players were absent like Isaac Bonga, Cosmo Gruehn and Niklas Pons. Konstantin Schubert who had been absent last weekend against ratiopharm was back in the lineup which helped the dynamics on offense. Team Urspring got off to a rising start leading 4-0 as point guard Patrick Teka who was averaging 6,3apg coming into the game scored and team top scorer Noah Kamdem connected on a hook shot. Eintracht Frankfurt got on the board with a Leon Pullen lay in on the fast break, but had to watch as 15 year old German Jason George connected on a trey for the 7-4 lead. Team Urspring was doing a good job in the first minutes being present on the offensive glass hauling down some offensive rebounds and Kamdem muscled one down and made the put back for the 11-8 lead. Konstantin Schubert then got his first bucket making a floater cutting the Team Urspring lead to 11-10. After both teams had found their rhythm, came the first run of the contest as Team Urspring sped away on a 9-0 run to extend their lead to 20-10. In the run, the club stayed active in the paint drawing three fouls as Teka, Noeres and George hit free throws. Tkka also dropped a trey. Eintracht Frankfurt closed out the first quarter strong with a 7-3 run to trail only 23-17. In the run, they got a lay in by Pullen, 16 year old energy spark plug Aris Letsios hit a jumper and Oliver Babitsch excited the crowd with a buzzer beating three. Eintracht Frankfurt was shooting 30% from the field and 14% from outside while Team Urspring was shooting 38% from the field and 67% from outside. Team Urspring had the slight 12-11 rebound edge and both teams had two turnovers apiece.

The second quarter belonged to Eintracht Frankfurt as they continued to chip away at the Team Urspring lead and simply played with more intensity and got good support from their role players. One of these was 15 year old Tim David Schradt who was only playing his second NBBL game scored on transition and Letsios scored on a lay in to cut the Team Urspring lead to 25-21. The first quarter buzzer beater from Babitsch must of carried over into the second quarter as the team was playing better on both ends of the court and went on a 9-2 run to take their first lead of the game 30-27 as they had the momentum. In the run, the home team got vital support from the young kids Schradt and Letsios with a jumper and coast to coast run and lay in and Babitsch connected on another three pointer. After Letsios and Kamden traded buckets deadlocking the game at 32-32, Eintracht Frankfurt closed out the second quarter strong going on a 8-3 run to lead 40-35 at the break. Eintracht Frankfurt played with a lot of intensity in the last two minutes as Schubert scored inside using his arsenal of fakes to his advantage, Babitsch also finished strong in the paint and Fabien Bender nailed a clutch trey leading his team into half-time. 'We let up in the second quarter and lost intensity on defense', stressed Team Urspring head coach Sebastian Barth. Eintracht Frankfurt was shooting 39% from the field and 30% from the three point line while Team Urspring was shooting 35% from the field and 33% from the three point line. Eintracht Frankfurt had the slim 22-21 rebound lead and five turnovers while Team Urspring had seven turnovers.

Both teams came out in the third quarter content to defend better and did as all of a sudden both team's offense's were locked up well as the game became more of a defensive battle. Team Urspring started off the second half with a 8-4 run closing in on the Eintracht Frankfurt's lead slimming it down to 44-43. They were hurting Eintracht Frankfurt in the paint as Moritz Noeres made a hook shot, Kamdem got an offensive rebound and made the put back, Arthur Gutmann also scored in the lane and George scored on the fast break. Team Urspring was playing with more intensity than Frankfurt forcing them to lose their rhythm of the second quarter and Kamdem was owning the paint. Despite the Team Urspring come back run, Eintracht Frankfurt didn't lose the lead as they continued to defend hard and got important baskets form Schubert and Letsios to preserve the lead. George and Kamdem also hit key buckets down the stretch, but Eintracht Frankfurt had the 50-48 advantage after 30 minutes. 'The third quarter was a good defensive game. We got stronger again and had good pick and roll defense and kept Schubert out of the game', stressed Sebastian Barth. Eintracht Frankfurt was shooting 35% from the field and 25% from the parking lot while Team Urspring was shooting 35% from the field and 22% from the parking lot. Team Urspring had the 35-30 rebound edge, but 12 turnovers while Eintracht Frankfurt had nine turnovers.

The fourth quarter was tight, but Team Urspring had the better nerves, better decisions and better shooting accuracy which propelled them to the victory. Yannick Olma tied the game at 50-50 making a hook shot. Letsios then made one of two free throws giving Eintracht Frankfurt the 51-50 lead. Team Urspring then got the lead back 54-51 on Nill Bergmann free throws and a typical inside basket from Kamdem. Eintracht Frankfurt then got a burst of energy from the two blondes Schubert and Babitsch who continued to score inside giving Eintracht Frankfurt the 55-54 lead. Patrick Tekka then used his overall experience and smart play scoring inside and getting to the free throw line twice keeping Team Urspring ahead 61-56 as they had capped off a 7-0 run. Babitsch and Noeres then swapped back to back trey's as Team Urspring still led 64-59 with two minutes to play. Eintracht Frankfurt had one last gasp of energy going on a brutal 6-0 run to recapture the lead 65-64. In the run, they got big production from 17 year old Beat Weichsler who snuck inside for a quick two points, Babitsch hit a trey and Alvin Onyia made a seemingly impossible finger tip roll in in traffic. Then came the turning point of the game as offense led too great defense as Teka buried a three pointer for the 67-65 lead and then on the next Eintracht Frankfurt possession, Moritz Noeres blocked Oniya on the penetration as he wasn't allowed through the lane for a second time in a row. Noeres and Kamden closed out the contest with consecutive free throws. 'Noeres woke up at the end. He didn't have the necessary positive body language the last games, but he showed in crunch-time just how important he can be. Teka made good decisions and brought Kamden into the game well', added Team Urspring head coach Sebastian Barth. 'Our small players were hung up on the blocks leaving Tekka wide open. We should of used more energy in crunch-time. We were missing the needed energy to get the win', stressed Oliver Babitsch. Team Urspring was led by Noah Kamdem with 20 points and nine rebounds. Patrick Teka had 15 points and Moritz Noeres added 11 points and seven rebounds. Eintracht Frankfurt was led by Oliver Babitsch with 19 points. Konstantin Schubert contributed 12 points and nine rebounds and Aris Letsios had 11 points. Team Urspring shot 36% from the field and 29% from outside while Eintracht Frankfurt shot 37% from the field and 22% from outside. Team Urspring won the rebound duel 47-38 and had 13 turnovers while Eintracht Frankfurt had 12 turnovers.




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Standings - A1

A1 Standings
 1. Olympiacos 17-1 
 2. Panathinaikos 17-1 
 3. AEK Athens 14-4 
 4. Aris 10-8 
 5. PAOK 10-8 
 6. Kolossos HH 10-8 
 7. AGOR 8-10 
 8. Lavrio 7-11 
 9. Promitheas 7-11 
 10. Trikalla 7-11 
 11. Koroivos 6-12 
 12. Apollon Patras 5-13 
 13. Kymis 5-13 
 14. Doxa Lefkadas 3-15 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 15: Panathinaikos - Doxa Lefkadas 90-61
Feb. 15: PAOK - Lavrio 85-80
Feb. 15: Trikalla - Kymis 76-58
Feb. 15: AGOR - AEK Athens 72-65
Feb. 15: Olympiacos - Aris 69-55
Feb. 16: Koroivos - Kolossos HH 66-86
Feb. 15: Promitheas - Apollon Patras 65-58

Regular Season: Round 19

Feb. 25: Lavrio - Promitheas
Feb. 25: Apollon Patras - Olympiacos
Feb. 25: Aris - Koroivos
Feb. 25: Kolossos HH - Panathinaikos
Feb. 25: Kymis - Doxa Lefkadas
Feb. 25: AEK Athens - PAOK
Feb. 25: Trikalla - AGOR


A1 Round 18: AEK Athens lose to AGOR - by Eurobasket News

The most important game in the last round took place in Rethymno between third ranked AEK Athens (14-4) and eighth ranked AGOR (8-10) on Wednesday night. AEK Athens was defeated by AGOR in a tough game on the road 65-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of AEK Athens. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Gary Talton (185-90, college: Ill.-Chicago) contributed with 8 points and 5 assists for the winners. American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) replied with 16 points for AEK Athens. AGOR moved-up to seventh place. AEK Athens at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. AGOR are looking forward to face Aiolos Trikallon (#10) on the road in the next round. AEK Athens will play against PAOK (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
An interesting game for Olympiacos (17-1) which hosted in Athens 4th ranked Aris (10-8). First ranked Olympiacos managed to get a 14-point victory 69-55. The former international guard Evangelos Mantzaris (196-90) scored 11 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and Erick Green chipped in 14 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-1 record, which they share with Panathinaikos. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Kolossos HH and PAOK. Olympiacos will play against Apollon Patras (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aris will play against Koroivos (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
The game between second ranked Panathinaikos (17-1) and 14th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (3-15) in Athens on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Panathinaikos outscored guests from Lefkadas 90-61. Chris Singleton notched 9 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort. Even 14 points and 5 assists by Justin Robinson did not help to save the game for Doxa Lefkadas. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Doxa Lefkadas lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Panathinaikos will meet Kolossos HH (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Kymis (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.

There were no big surprises in other games of round 18: Kolossos HH smashed Koroivos on the road 86-66. Trikalla won against Kymis on its own court 76-58. Apollon Patras unfortunately lost to Promitheas in Patras 58-65. PAOK managed to beat Lavrio at home 85-80.

Koroivos - Kolossos HH 66-86

No shocking result in a game when sixth ranked Kolossos HH (10-8) crushed on the road 11th ranked Koroivos (6-12) 86-66 on Thursday. Kolossos HH made 19-of-23 free shots (82.6 percent) during the game. Kolossos HH outrebounded Koroivos 40-25 including a 31-19 advantage in defensive rebounds. American point guard Trevor Releford (183-91, college: Alabama) notched 13 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals to lead the effort and the other American import forward Juvonte Reddic (206-92, college: VCU) supported him with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Five Kolossos HH players scored in double figures. Even 27 points by American guard Markel Starks (188-91, college: Georgetown) did not help to save the game for Koroivos. Serbian swingman Andreja Milutinovic (199-90) added 10 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Kolossos HH moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and PAOK. Loser Koroivos keeps the eleventh position with 12 games lost. Kolossos HH will meet at home league's second-placed Panathinaikos in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Koroivos will play against Aris (#4) in Thessaloniki and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Kolossos HH: J.Reddic 21+7reb, P.Vasilopoulos 16+7reb+3ast, T.Releford 13+8reb+7ast, L.Hall 10+1reb+3ast, E.Watson 10+6reb, C.Saloustros 4+4reb
Koroivos: M.Starks 27+3reb+3ast, A.Milutinovic 10+3reb+2ast, K.Hall 9+3reb+1ast, D.Pollard 8+6reb, T.Gotcher 6+4reb+3ast, I.Chatzinikolas 3+2reb
gschID: 493705


Olympiacos - Aris 69-55

An interesting game for Olympiacos (17-1) which hosted in Athens 4th ranked Aris (10-8). First ranked Olympiacos managed to get a 14-point victory 69-55. The game was mostly controlled by Olympiacos. Aris was better in third quarter 20-14. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. The former international guard Evangelos Mantzaris (196-90) scored 11 points and 4 assists to lead the charge for the winners and American point guard Erick Green (190-91, college: Virginia Tech) chipped in 14 points during the contest. The best for the losing side was the former international forward Vladimir Jankovic (202-90, agency: Octagon Europe) with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists and American guard Will Cummings (188-92, college: Temple) scored 12 points. Both coaches used bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Olympiacos have a solid three-game winning streak. Defending champion maintains first position with 17-1 record, which they share with Panathinaikos. Aris at the other side keeps the fourth place with eight games lost. They share the position with Kolossos HH and PAOK. Olympiacos will play against Apollon Patras (#12) on the road in the next round which should be an easy win for them. Aris will play against Koroivos (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Olympiacos: E.Green 14+1reb+2ast, E.Mantzaris 11+3reb+4ast, T.Zevgaras 9+4reb+1ast, G.Printezis 9+4reb+2ast, N.Milutinov 9+5reb+2ast, M.Lojeski 4+4reb+3ast
Aris: V.Kavvadas 13+1reb, W.Cummings 12+3reb+1ast, M.Jenkins 10+3reb+2ast, V.Jankovic 9+8reb+4ast, T.Zaras 5+2reb, J.Jackson 4+5reb
gschID: 493704


Panathinaikos - Doxa Lefkadas 90-61

The game between second ranked Panathinaikos (17-1) and 14th ranked Doxa Lefkadas (3-15) in Athens on Wednesday ended with biggest points difference. Panathinaikos outscored guests from Lefkadas 90-61. The game was mostly controlled by Panathinaikos. Doxa Lefkadas managed to win fourth quarter 22-18. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They outrebounded Doxa Lefkadas 36-23 including 26 on the defensive glass. Panathinaikos looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. American forward Chris Singleton (206-89, college: Florida St.) notched 9 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and the other American import Kenny Gabriel (209-89, college: Auburn) supported him with 17 points. Even 14 points and 5 assists by British point guard Justin Robinson (185-87, college: Rider, agency: Promotex) did not help to save the game for Doxa Lefkadas. American point guard Shannon Scott (186-92, college: Ohio St.) added 6 points and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Panathinaikos have an impressive five-game winning streak. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Olympiacos. Doxa Lefkadas lost fifth consecutive game. Newly promoted team stay at the bottom place with 15 games lost. Panathinaikos will meet Kolossos HH (#6) in the next round where they are favorite. Doxa Lefkadas will play against Kymis (#13) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Panathinaikos: K.Gabriel 17+2reb+1ast, N.Calathes 13+1reb+4ast, N.Pappas 13+4reb+2ast, K.Rivers 10+1reb+1ast, C.Singleton 9+11reb+3ast, A.Fotsis 9+4reb+1ast
Doxa Lefkadas: J.Robinson 14+1reb+5ast, E.Carter 10+5reb, A.Harris 8+5reb+1ast, T.Abbott 7+4reb+1ast, S.Scott 6+4reb+6ast, D.Doblas 6+1reb
gschID: 493706


AGOR - AEK Athens 72-65

The most important game in the last round took place in Rethymno between third ranked AEK Athens (14-4) and eighth ranked AGOR (8-10) on Wednesday night. AEK Athens was defeated by AGOR in a tough game on the road 65-72. It ended at the same time the five-game winning streak of AEK Athens. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 43-34 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. It was a good game for American forward Toarlyn Fitzpatrick (203-89, college: S.Florida) who led his team to a victory with 24 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. The other American import point guard Gary Talton (185-90, college: Ill.-Chicago) contributed with 8 points and 5 assists for the winners. American-Georgian guard Michael Dixon (186-90, college: Memphis, agency: Diamond Sports) replied with 16 points and naturalized Serbian Dusan Sakota (210-86, agency: BeoBasket) added 13 points in the effort for AEK Athens. AGOR moved-up to seventh place. AEK Athens at the other side keeps the third position with four games lost. AGOR are looking forward to face Aiolos Trikallon (#10) on the road in the next round. AEK Athens will play against PAOK (#5) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
AGOR: T.Fitzpatrick 24+7reb+4ast, A.Christodoulou 13+1reb+1ast, T.Kottas 8+1reb+1ast, G.Talton 8+4reb+5ast, H.Giannopoulos 5+4reb+2ast, R.Arnold 5+5reb+2ast
AEK Athens: M.Dixon 16+2reb+1ast, D.Sakota 13+4reb, R.Ukic 12+1reb+4ast, D.Mavroeidis 7+4reb, K.Vasiliadis 5+4reb+3ast, D.McGrath 5+2reb
gschID: 493708


Trikalla - Kymis 76-58

Rather expected game when 13th ranked Kymis (5-13) lost on the road to eleventh ranked Aiolos Trikallon (7-11) 76-58 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 2 points at the halftime before their 49-29 charge in the second half, which allowed them to win the game. Lithuanian Gilvydas Biruta (203-91, college: Rhode Island) notched a double-double by scoring 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and American point guard Mike Caffey (183-93, college: Long Beach St.) supported him with 11 points and 5 assists. Aiolos Trikallon's coach Giannis Kastritis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to rest. Even a double-double of 10 points and 10 rebounds by American forward Daniel Orton (208-90, college: Kentucky) did not help to save the game for Kymis. Center Stavros Toutziarakis (210-87, agency: Octagon Europe) added 10 points and 7 rebounds. Five Kymis players scored in double figures. Aiolos Trikallon moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lavrio and Promitheas. Kymis lost seventh consecutive game. Newly promoted team dropped to the twelfth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Apollon Patras. Aiolos Trikallon will meet at home higher ranked AGOR (#7) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kymis will play against Doxa Lefkadas (#14) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Trikalla: K.Barlow 14+1reb+5ast, G.Biruta 11+11reb+2ast, M.Caffey 11+4reb+5ast, S.Manolopoulos 10+1reb, A.Tsagarakis 9, O.Lypovyy 8+5reb+1ast
Kymis: D.Stamatis 12+1reb+2ast, M.Pahlmblad 11+4reb+2ast, A.Sigounas 10+3reb, S.Toutziarakis 10+7reb+2ast, D.Orton 10+10reb+3ast, S.Cupkovic 5+4reb
gschID: 493707


Promitheas - Apollon Patras 65-58

Rather predictable result when ninth ranked Promitheas (7-11) won against at home 12th ranked Apollon Patras (5-13) 65-58 on Wednesday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning first half. But Apollon Patras won third quarter 17-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Senegalese forward Mouhammad Faye (208-85, college: SMU) notched a double-double by scoring 16 points and 11 rebounds to lead the effort and Bosnian-Serbian power forward Miroslav Todic (205-85, agency: Diamond Sports) supported him with 15 points and 5 rebounds. Even 8 points, 12 rebounds and 4 assists by Diamantis Slaftsakis (201-94) did not help to save the game for Apollon Patras. American-Ukrainian guard Steven Burtt (189-84, college: Iona) added 17 points. Both coaches tested many bench players and allowed the starting five to rest. Promitheas moved-up to eighth place, which they share with Lavrio and Trikalla. Loser Apollon Patras keeps the twelfth position with 13 games lost. They share it with Kymis. Promitheas will meet Lavrio (#8) on the road in the next round. Apollon Patras will play against the league's leader Olympiacos (#1) where they are definitely not considered as a favorite in this game either.
Top scorers:
Promitheas: M.Faye 16+11reb+1ast, M.Todic 15+5reb, N.Gikas 12+6reb+1ast, L.Jones 9+5reb, J.Blassingame 5+3reb+6ast, M.Moore 4+1reb+3ast
Apollon Patras: S.Burtt 17+1reb+1ast, D.Slaftsakis 8+12reb+4ast, M.Stockton 8+3reb, A.Hickey 7+5reb, E.Bavcic 4+4reb, C.Raines 4+2reb
gschID: 493703


PAOK - Lavrio 85-80

Not a big story in a game when 7th ranked Lavrio (7-11) lost to fifth ranked PAOK (10-8) in Thessaloniki 80-85 on Wednesday. The hosts trailed by 1 point after three quarters before their 23-17 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when PAOK made 7 blocks. American players dominated the game. Power forward Keith Clanton (205-90, college: Cent.Florida) notched a double-double by scoring 15 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks to lead the effort and guard Jordan Sibert (193-92, college: Dayton) supported him with 21 points. Four PAOK players scored in double figures. Even 17 points by Steven Gray (196-89, college: Gonzaga) did not help to save the game for Lavrio. Point guard Zamal Nixon (186-89, college: Houston, agency: Two Points) added 17 points. Both coaches tested many bench players in such tough game. PAOK moved-up to fourth place, which they share with Aris and Kolossos HH. Loser Lavrio dropped to the eighth position with 11 games lost. They share it with Promitheas and Trikalla. PAOK will meet higher ranked AEK Athens (#3) on the road in the next round and it may be the game of the week. Lavrio will play against Promitheas (#9) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
PAOK: J.Sibert 21+2ast, T.McFadden 16+4reb+2ast, K.Clanton 15+11reb+3ast, Z.Peiners 12+7reb+1ast, V.Margaritis 9+5reb+2ast, L.Chrysikopoulos 6+3reb
Lavrio: S.Gray 17+4reb+3ast, Z.Nixon 17+1reb+1ast, S.Evans 8+6reb+1ast, K.Punter 7+1reb+1ast, D.Bolds 7+1reb+2ast, C.Stefanidis 6+2reb+2ast
gschID: 493702





Atenas ink Muhammad El-Amin, ex Kymis - by Facundo Iatzky

Atenas Cordoba (LigaA) agreed terms with 30-year old American swingman Muhammad El-Amin (196-95kg-87, college: Stony Brook, agency: Inception Sports). He started the season at GS Kymis in Greek A1 league. In 15 games he had 11.6ppg, 2.5rpg and 3.9apg this season. The last season El-Amin was tested by Al Sadd (D1) in Qatari league. He also played earlier that season for Nea Kifisia (A1) in Greece where in 19 games he recorded 13.4ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.6apg. The other team El-Amin played shortly was Juvecaserta in Italian Serie A. In 7 games he averaged 5.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 1.0spg.
In 2013 (three years after he left the college) El-Amin was drafted by Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in fourth round (57th overall).
He attended State University of New York,Stony Brook until 2010 and it is his seventh season in pro basketball.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others El-Amin's team was regular season runner-up in Hungarian League in 2012. He was also voted All-AEC Player of the Year back in 2010 at his college time.
El-Amin is quite experienced player. He has played in five different countries on three different continents (Europe, Asia and of course North America). El-Amin has played previously professionally in Israel (Maccabi Kiryat Gat), Ukraine (Halychyna), Hungary (Kormend, Alba and PVSK Pannon) and Italy (FCM Ferentino).
He could be described: El-Amin is a highly athletic wing with an exceptional outside shot ? has the size and ability to get to the rim while drawing contact ? an explosive scorer who loves to have the ball in his hands ? he is a strong defensive player who is very active at both ends of the floor.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - Iceland Express League

Dominos League Standings
 1. KR 13-3 
 2. Stjarnan 13-4 
 3. Tindastoll 12-5 
 4. Grindavik 9-7 
 5. Thor Thorl 9-8 
 6. Thor AK 8-8 
 7. Njardvik 8-8 
 8. Keflavik 8-9 
 9. IR 8-9 
 10. Haukar 6-11 
 11. Skallagrimur 6-11 
 12. Snaefell 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 17

Feb. 16: Keflavik - Skallagrimur 93-80
Feb. 16: IR - Haukar 91-69
Feb. 16: Stjarnan - Thor Thorl 86-78
Feb. 16: Snaefell - Tindastoll 59-104
Feb. 17: Njardvik - Grindavik
Feb. 17: Thor AK - KR


Standings - 1 Division

D1 Standings
 1. Hottur 18-2 
 2. Fjolnir 15-4 
 3. Valur 14-3 
 4. Breidablik 12-7 
 5. Hamar 7-11 
 6. Vestri 7-11 
 7. FSU 6-13 
 8. IA 5-14 
 9. Armann 0-19 

Regular Season: Round 22

Feb. 13: Hottur - Valur 68-76
Feb. 16: Hottur - IA 101-66
Feb. 17: Vestri - Hamar
Feb. 17: Armann - FSU
Feb. 17: Valur - Fjolnir


Kari Jonsson selected the top Icelandic playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Kari Jonsson
Kari Jonsson
   #1. This week's number one is U20 international guard Kari Jonsson (190-97, currently plays college basketball in the States). He led Drexel to an easy victory against the College of William & Mary 79-61 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Jonsson scored 23 points and had 4 steals in 35 minutes on the court. The Drexel University has not so impressive 3-11 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. This year Jonsson averages: 9.9ppg, 2.3rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 54.9%, 3FGP: 44.4% and FT: 79.3% in 27 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Icelandic U20 national team.

Kristofer Acox
Kristofer Acox
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Kristofer Acox (198-93, currently studies in the States). Acox led Furman to a victory against the Western Carolina University (2-9) 74-62 in the NCAA last Wednesday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 14 rebounds. Acox also added 4 assists and 4 steals. The Furman University has a very good 12-2 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. It's Acox's fourth year with the team. He has relatively good stats this season: 12.9ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.4apg, 1.3spg, 2FGP: 62.1%(151-243) and FT: 61.6%. Acox is in the roster of the Icelandic senior national team.

Jakob Sigurdarson
Jakob Sigurdarson
   #3. The Icelandic player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former international point guard Jakob Sigurdarson (192-82, college: Birm.Southern, currently plays in Sweden). He contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Malbas (1-8) crushing them 88-57 in the Swedish Basketligan on Friday night. Sigurdarson scored 12 points and added 3 assists in 31 minutes. Boras Basket (13-11) is placed fifth in the Basketligan. This year Sigurdarson has relatively solid stats: 12.9ppg, 3.3rpg, 2.2apg, 2FGP: 50.5%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 95.9%(71-74) in 24 games. He played for the Icelandic national team two years ago.

Elvar Fridriksson
Elvar Fridriksson
   #4. Guard Elvar Fridriksson (183-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in NCAA2) could not help the Barry University (12-5) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Fridriksson's very good performance the Barry University was defeated 86-76 on the road by the University of Tampa. He scored 23 points. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Fridriksson has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 16.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 7.1apg and 1.4spg. Fridriksson is also Icelandic national team player.

Haukur Palsson
Haukur Palsson
   #5. International small forward Haukur Palsson (197-92, college: Maryland, currently plays in France) managed to help SPO Rouen Basket in a victory against one of league's weakest teams SO Maritime Boulogne (6-12) 82-78 in the French ProB (second division) last Friday. He scored only 4 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 6 assists in 34 minutes. SPO Rouen Basket (7-11) is placed 16th in the ProB. It's Palsson's first season with the team. Palsson has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg in 15 games. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Martin Hermannsson
Martin Hermannsson
   #6. Guard Martin Hermannsson (190-94, college: LIU Brooklyn, currently plays in France) was not able to help Charleville-Mezieres (11-7) in their last game on Friday. Despite Hermannsson's very good performance Charleville-Mezieres was badly defeated 90-74 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked Poitiers (#12). He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Hermannsson also added 5 passes. This season Hermannsson has very high stats. He averages: 17.9ppg, 4.2rpg and 5.9apg. Hermannsson is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

Jon Gudmundsson
Jon Gudmundsson
   #7. U20 international guard Jon Gudmundsson (193-96, is currently at the American university) contributed to Davidson's surprising victory against the The George Washington University (9-3) 74-63 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored 8 points and grabbed 5 rebounds (was perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line) in 35 minutes. The Davidson College has 5-7 conference record this season. This year Gudmundsson's overall stats are: 8.1ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.5apg and 1.4spg in 22 games. He is also Icelandic U20 national team player.

Aegir Steinarsson
Aegir Steinarsson
   #8. Point guard Aegir Steinarsson (185-91, agency: Pro Partner Sports Management, college: Newberry, currently plays in Spain) contributed to Burgos' victory against the closely-ranked Gipuzkoa (16-7) 85-78 in the Spanish LEB Gold (second division) last Friday. Steinarsson scored only 2 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 4 assists. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. San Pablo Inmobiliaria Miraflores Burgos (16-7) is placed first in the LEB Gold. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Steinarsson's total stats this season are: 5.4ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.6apg. He plays currently for the Icelandic national team.

Ragnar Nathanaelsson
Ragnar Nathanaelsson
   #9. International center Ragnar Nathanaelsson (218-91, currently plays in Spain) was not able to secure a victory for Albacete (5-15) in their game against L'Hospitalet (8-12) in the Spanish LEB Silver (third division). Nathanaelsson scored 7 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and made 2 blocks in only 13 minutes. Albacete lost 58-66 at home to the higher-ranked (#12) L'Hospitalet. It was Albacete's fifth consecutive loss in a row. This year Nathanaelsson's total stats are: 3.8ppg and 4.8rpg in four games. He is also in the roster of the Icelandic national team.

Axel Karason
Axel Karason
   #10. Small forward Axel Karason (193-83, currently plays in Denmark) couldn't help Svendborg (11-12) in their game against SISU (9-13) in the Danish Ligaen. Karason cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points. Svendborg was crushed 94-68 on their home court in Svendborg by the lower-ranked SISU (#6). It was Svendborg's fourth consecutive loss in a row. Karason has averaged so far 4.0ppg and 3.5rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Icelandic National Team roster.

   #11. U20 international swingman Kristinn Palsson (198-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Marist in their game against the St.Peter's College in the NCAA. He cannot count Tuesday's game as one of the best ones. Palsson recorded only 3 points. His team was crushed by 25 points 71-46. Palsson has averaged so far 4.6ppg, 2.7rpg and 1.4apg. He plays currently for the Icelandic U20 national team.

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

   #1. Gunnar Olafsson (190-G/F-93, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the St.Francis, NY (2-12) to beat the Sacred Heart University (9-3). Olafsson cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 25 minutes. The St.Francis, NY lost 65-80 at home to the Sacred Heart University. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Olafsson has averaged so far 4.7ppg and 5.2rpg in 25 games he played so far.

   #2. Gunnar Hardarson (185-SG-96, currently plays in NCAA2) managed to help Belmont Abbey College in a victory against the Mount Olive College 76-62 in the NCAA2 in Wednesday night's game. Hardarson scored only 3 points in 14 minutes. The Belmont Abbey College has 7-9 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. Hardarson has averaged so far 8.0ppg and 1.6rpg in 21 games.



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Chennai to Host the 4th Season of the UBA Pro Basketball League - by Eurobasket News

The 8 teams are divided into two divisions and feature some of the country's finest basketball players - Mumbai Challengers, Delhi Capitals, Haryana Gold and Punjab Steelers form the North Division; and Chennai Slam, Pune Peshwas, Bengaluru Beast and Hyderabad Sky make up the South Division. The competitive nature of the UBA Pro Basketball League has proven that every team has an equal chance to win the championship and in the first three seasons, each division has produced a team which has won the coveted title. For the first time, 10 international professional basketball players from the US will join current UBA players and teams in the quest to claim the court. At least one international American player will be added to each UBA team, creating stronger competition, performance and a unique experience for basketball fans across India. The American players include Ronald March (196-G-93, college: Philander Smith), Pierre Newton (196-G-93), Tevin Kelly, Mak Boskailo (206-F), De'Sean Mattox (185-G, college: E.Oregon),, Jimmy Scroggins, Brendan Pineda-Morales and Dermaine Crockrell (185-G-89, college: Bemidji St.), Chris Solomon (191-G-90, college: Kaiser) and Alex Scales (192-G-78, college: Oregon). An exclusive design from the UBA, this season will also see specially crafted floor for the players to experience international basketball standards. The high-quality floor imported from the United States is a long-term investment by the UBA and previously featured in the NBA All-Star festivities in Toronto and UBA Season 3 in 2016. When speaking about season four, CMO of United Basketball Alliance, Michael Yanke said, 'We are extremely delighted to be back in India hosting the fourth season of UBA. Chennai holds immense potential to serve as the new basketball hub in India due to the amazing talent and vast fan base here. With the introduction of American players this season, we are confident that fans will come out in huge numbers this season, supporting and cheering on their favourite team.'
Courtesy of: ubaindia.com



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  IRAN  

Standings - Superleague

Superleague Standings
 1. Petrochimi 15-2 
 2. Naft Abadan 14-3 
 3. Azad 11-6 
 4. Chemidor 10-7 
 5. Arak 10-7 
 6. Tabriz 9-8 
 7. Kashan 7-10 
 8. Army 5-12 
 9. Gorgan 4-13 
 10. Shiraz a.s Pipe 0-17 

Regular Season: Round 18

Feb. 16: Petrochimi - Shiraz a.s Pipe 96-48
Feb. 16: Tabriz - Naft Abadan 82-89
Feb. 16: Army - Arak 75-87
Feb. 16: Kashan - Chemidor 72-79
Feb. 16: Azad - Gorgan 101-57

Regular Season: Round 13

Feb. 20: Naft Abadan - Chemidor
Feb. 20: Azad - Kashan
Feb. 20: Army - Gorgan
Feb. 20: Arak - Shiraz a.s Pipe
Feb. 20: Tabriz - Petrochimi



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  IRAQ  

Standings - D1

Superleague Standings
 1. Al Shurtah 10-1 
 2. Al Nift 9-2 
 3. Nift Al-Janoub 9-2 
 4. Al Kahraba 8-3 
 5. Al Mina 8-3 
 6. Al Karkh 6-5 
 7. Al Hilla 5-5 
 8. Al-Tadamoun 4-7 
 9. Iraqi Airways 3-8 
 10. An Nasiriyah 1-9 
 11. Al Suleikh 1-10 
 12. Zakho 1-10 

Regular Season: Round 11

Feb. 15: Iraqi Airways - Al Nift 71-90
Feb. 10: Al Suleikh - Al Kahraba 63-96
Feb. 11: Al Mina - Al Karkh 117-99
Feb. 13: Al Shurtah - Al-Tadamoun 106-67
Feb. 14: Zakho - Nift Al-Janoub 0-20
Feb. 17: An Nasiriyah - Al Hilla



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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 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


Stats Leaders - Men

Points Per Game
 Dillon STITH
  Belfast Star
  (200-F-92)
  Avg: 27.4
 1. Stith, Belfast Star27.4 
 2. Wilson, UL Eagles24.3 
 3. Pemberton, Tralee22.5 
 4. Turner, Killester21.5 
 5. Lawrence, Moycu.21.4 
 6. Provizors, DCU S.20.6 
 7. Bonaparte, Templ.19.3 
 8. Murphy, Templeogue18.0 
 9. Killeen, Templeogue17.7 
 10. Gil, Swords T.17.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martins PROVIZORS
  DCU S.
  (202-C-87)
  Avg: 15.6
 1. Provizors, DCU S.15.6 
 2. Garrow, UCD Marian15.2 
 3. Moreira, UCD M.14.3 
 4. Turner, Killester13.5 
 5. Killeen, Templeogue11.6 
 6. Pantovic, Tralee11.6 
 7. Freeman, Moycullen11.6 
 8. Gil, Swords T.11.3 
 9. Lawson, UCC Demons10.8 
 10. Donaghy, Tralee10.7 
Assists Per Game
 Scott KINEVANE
  UCD M.
  (175-PG-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Kinevane, UCD M.9.3 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian8.6 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.8.3 
 4. Meany, UCD Marian7.5 
 5. Downey, UCC Demons6.3 
 6. Bonaparte, Templ.5.9 
 7. Hosford, UCC D.5.6 
 8. Roe, Killester4.9 
 9. O''Hanlon, DCU S.4.5 
 10. James, Templeogue4.2 
Steals Per Game
 Mike GARROW
  UCD Marian
  (193-G-91)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Garrow, UCD Marian6.1 
 2. Drumm, UCD Marian5.1 
 3. Westbrooks, Swords T.3.3 
 4. Donaghy, Tralee2.8 
 5. Murphy, Templeogue2.6 
 6. O''Hanlon, DCU S.2.6 
 7. James, Templeogue2.4 
 8. Calvo, Swords T.2.3 
 9. Howlin, UL Eagles2.2 
 10. Wilson, UL Eagles2.2 
Blocks Per Game
 Jacob LAWSON
  UCC Demons
  (203-F-92)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Lawson, UCC Demons2.9 
 2. Gil, Swords T.2.9 
 3. Killeen, Templeogue2.6 
 4. Freeman, Moycullen2.1 
 5. Turner, Killester2.0 
 6. Goldsborough, Swords T.2.0 
 7. Garrow, UCD Marian1.9 
 8. Pantovic, Tralee1.8 
 9. Stith, Belfast Star1.7 
 10. Moreira, UCD M.1.6 


Weekend Preview / FIBA in Dublin Volunteers Wanted 2nd to 14th August - by Patrick Maher

PREVIEW: We look ahead to this weekend's games

THE countdown to the end of the season is officially on as, with just five rounds left for most of the teams in the Men's Super League, attention is now firmly focused on table standings.
The pressure is on table toppers Templeogue at the moment to keep their first place position intact as Griffith Swords Thunder snap firmly at their heels and, with a number of big games ahead for both teams, neither can afford even the slightest slip up with UCD Marian, Garvey's Tralee Warriors and Pyrobel Killester all waiting ready to pounce.
Templeogue have a game in hand on Swords, and will be hoping that they can keep their lead intact as they face off to KUBS this coming weekend, while Swords take a short trip down the road to DCU Saints for their clash on Saturday evening. Templeogue have the advantage in the head-to-head with their nearest rivals, having overcome them 78-71 in their Super League clash back in December - just two weeks after Swords got the better of them in the Cup - and there's no doubt that there will be a packed hall for when these two sides meet again in the final game of the league in the ALSAA on March 18th.
Elsewhere, Pyrobel Killester will be regrouping after their loss against fourth place Garvey's Tralee Warriors down in Kerry on Saturday evening, and they will be hoping that this weekend's double header of games for them will see them earn some crucial points. They welcome KUBS to the IWA in Clontarf this evening (Thursday) before taking on second place UCD Marian on Saturday. Commercial.ie Eanna meanwhile are in good form off the back of their win over Radisson Blu UL Eagles last weekend in what was a crucial tie for both teams as they attempt to stave off the threat of relegation. That win marked Eanna's fourth of the season, but they have a tough task ahead of them this coming Saturday as they face Garvey's Tralee Warriors in Colaiste Eanna. Belfast Star meanwhile will be licking their wounds after a double whammy of losses last weekend, which saw them take on the top two sides in the League - Swords and Templeogue - in the space of 48 hours, and come out the wrong side of each of those results. They welcome SSE Airtricity Moycullen to Belfast this weekend in a game that's set to be a cracker, as the last time these two sides met in both the Cup and the League, there was just the smallest of margins between them.
UCC Demons will be hoping to bounce back after their crushing two-point defeat to Moycullen last Saturday in Galway meanwhile when they welcome bottom of the table Radisson Blu UL Eagles to the Mardyke on Sunday in a game that UL will be hoping to take the spoils from.
The Women's Super League is even harder to predict, with the balance of power between second, third and fourth position changing week on week. League leaders, Ambassador UCC Glanmire suffered their second loss of the season last weekend against Courtyard Liffey Celtics, who revelled in avenging their Cup final loss in January. While this defeat for Glanmire was not enough to knock them off the top of the table, the win for Liffey Celtics was enough to send them to second place to change the League standings yet again. Pyrobel Killester meanwhile sit in fourth place after a win over Meteors last Saturday, and will be hoping to shake things up even more when they welcome Liffey Celtics to Clontarf this weekend in what is set to be a very closely-contested affair.
Elsewhere, Portlaoise Panthers will be hoping to continue on from their win over Wildcats last Saturday when they welcome bottom of the table Meteors, while NUIG Mystics will need to bounce back well from their loss against Brunell in Cork last weekend as they play DCU Mercy. It's an all-Cork affair on Sunday as Ambassador UCC Glanmire face Singleton SuperValu Brunell at the Mardyke Arena while Maxol WIT Wildcats have a bye this weekend, but will be watching proceedings closely.
There are some big clashes in the Men's and Women's Division One this weekend with Galway side Maree welcoming BFG Neptune to Oranmore on Saturday evening. Both teams come into this game with just one loss each (Maree to Ulster University Elks and BFG Neptune to Keane's SuperValu Killorglin). A win here for either side will put them in prime position going into the business end of the season. Another big game sees Ulster University Elks take on Keane's Supervalu Killorglin on Sunday afternoon, while in the Women's Division One, all eyes will be on Belfast as Ulster Rockets take on Marble City Hawks in a repeat of a thrilling Hula Hoops Senior Women's Cup final which saw Rockets win in overtime by just one point. Rockets need a win here in order to keep their hopes of topping the League alive as they face league leaders and unbeaten ITC Basketball next weekend, while Marble City Hawks will be hoping to avenge their Cup loss and claim a vital win over the Ulster side.

Basketball Ireland Fixtures February 16-19th

Thursday 16th February 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Pyrobel Killester v KUBS BC, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00;

Saturday 18th February 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
Commercial.ie Eanna v Garvey's Tralee Warriors, Colaiste Eanna, 18:00;
DCU Saints v Griffith Swords Thunder, DCU Complex, 19:00;
Belfast Star v SSE Airtricity Moycullen, Methodist College, 19:00;
Pyrobel Killester v UCD Marian, IWA-Clontarf, 20:00;

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League:
NUIG Mystics v DCU Mercy, NUIG Galway, 15:00;
Pyrobel Killester v Courtyard Liffey Celtics, IWA-Clontarf, 18:00;
Portlaoise Panthers v Meteors, St Mary's, 19:00;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:
LYIT Donegal v Kestrels, LYIT, 16:00;
Maree v BFG Neptune, Calsanctius College, 17:00;
Titans v ITC Basketball, Colaiste Iognaid, 18:00;
EJ Sligo All-Stars v Team Kilkenny, Mercy College, 19:30;

Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1:
Ulster Rockets v Marble City Hawks, Methodist College, 16:30;
Oblate Dynamos v Fr Mathews, Oblate Hall Inchicore, 19:30;

Sunday 19th February 2017
Basketball Ireland Men's Super League:
UCC Demons v Radisson Blu UL Eagles, Mardyke Arena-Cork, 15:00;
KUBS BC v Templeogue, Carroll Arena, 16:00;

Basketball Ireland Women's Super League:
Ambassador UCC Glanmire v Singleton SuperValu Brunell, Mardyke Arena-Cork, 13:00;

Basketball Ireland Men's Division 1:
Dublin Lions v Fr Mathews, Colaiste Bride, 14:00;
Ulster University Elks v Keane's Supervalu Killorglin, UUJ, 15:00;

Basketball Ireland Women's Division 1:
Ulster University Elks v ITC Basketball, UUJ, 12:45;

Volunteers needed for FIBA European Championships in Dublin


Basketball Ireland is seeking volunteers for the FIBA Under 18 Women's European Championships Division B, which will be held in Dublin from August 4th-13th 2017.
Volunteers will be required for the event from August 2nd until August 14th at two locations in Dublin: The National Basketball Arena (Tallaght) and the National Indoor Arena (Blanchardstown)
Training days and test events will be held in the lead up to the championships.

Volunteers are required in the following areas:
*Media: i.e. journalists, social media, commentary, media liaisons, assistants.
*Stewards (access control)
*Field of play assistants (balls, team benches, floor wipers) (all events)
*Team Attaches - where a second language is an advantage.
*Referee/Commissioner Attaches
*Administration assistants (i.e. accreditation team, assistant in organisers office)
*Hotel Information Desk
*Translators
*Health Officials (doctors/nurses/physios/first aiders)
*IT
*Presentation Team (entertainment, opening and closing ceremony)

If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Triona Leahy, Volunteer Recruitment and Training Co-ordinator at tleahy@basketballireland.ie in and identify which role you wish to apply for. Please also provide a brief description of your background and any relevant experience if applicable.

From www.basketballireland.ie Kieran Donaghy (198-G/F-83)



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Stats Leaders - National League

Points Per Game
 Storm WARREN
  Maccabi .
  (201-PF-88)
  Avg: 24.5
 1. Warren, Maccabi .24.5 
 2. Burrows, Hap.Haifa23.4 
 3. Aska, Ironi R.22.5 
 4. Pointer, Ironi K-A22.3 
 5. Huertas, Hap.Haifa21.8 
 6. Livingston, Hapoel K.20.9 
 7. Brown, Ironi R.20.8 
 8. Relphorde, Hapoel M.20.7 
 9. Teel, Maccabi H/H20.7 
 10. Jordan, Galil Elion20.0 
Rebounds Per Game
 Terrence WATSON
  Hapoel K/S
  (200-F-87)
  Avg: 11.3
 1. Watson, Hapoel K/S11.3 
 2. Jordan, Galil Elion11.2 
 3. Pointer, Ironi K-A11.0 
 4. Warren, Maccabi .10.9 
 5. Yates, Macc.Reh.10.6 
 6. Burrows, Hap.Haifa10.4 
 7. Livingston, Hapoel K.10.4 
 8. Cannon, Hapoel A.10.1 
 9. McShepard, Ironi N.9.9 
 10. Gaston, Hapoel M.9.7 
Assists Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Ironi R.
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 9.3
 1. Teel, Ironi R.9.3 
 2. Nanikashvili, Hap.H.8.6 
 3. Lavie, Maccabi .6.2 
 4. Cohen, Hapoel K/S6.0 
 5. Bet-Yosef, Ironi R.5.3 
 6. Hofman, Ironi N.4.7 
 7. Niv, Hap.Haifa4.6 
 8. Dunne, Ironi N.4.6 
 9. Honig, Ramat H.4.5 
Steals Per Game
 Vernon TEEL
  Maccabi H/H
  (193-G-87)
  Avg: 2.9
 1. Teel, Maccabi H/H2.9 
 2. Lavie, Maccabi .2.7 
 3. Addison, Macc.Reh.2.7 
 4. Warren, Maccabi .2.4 
 5. Relphorde, Hapoel M.2.4 
 6. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.1 
 7. Asbury, Ramat H.2.0 
 8. Olasewere, Hap.R/G.1.9 
 9. Burrows, Hap.Haifa1.9 
 10. Gil, Maccabi Raanana1.9 
Blocks Per Game
 Sir''Dominic POINTER
  Ironi K-A
  (198-G/F-92)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Pointer, Ironi K-A2.4 
 2. Livingston, Hapoel K.2.1 
 3. Watson, Hapoel K/S1.7 
 4. Gaston, Hapoel M.1.6 
 5. Caracter, Ramat H.1.5 
 6. Givens, Maccabi .1.5 
 7. Warren, Maccabi .1.4 
 8. Labanowski, Ironi R.1.3 
 9. Joyner, Ironi K-A1.2 
 10. Roberts, Ironi N.1.2 


Alex Tyus selected the top Israeli playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Alex Tyus
Alex Tyus
   #1. This week's number one is former international center Alex Tyus (203-88, college: Florida, currently plays in Euroleague). He led his Turkish team Galatasaray to a victory over the 12th-ranked FC Barcelona (8-14) 69-62 in the Euroleague in Friday night's game. Tyus was MVP of the game. He recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in 30 minutes on the court. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul (7-15) is placed second from the bottom (#15) in group A. It's Tyus' first season with the team. Tyus has relatively good stats this year: 10.5ppg, 5.4rpg, 1.5bpg, 2FGP: 67.3%(99-147) and FT: 55.2% in 22 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Tyus played for the Israeli senior national team four years ago. He used to play for Maccabi Ashdod in Israeli league.

Egor Koulechov
Egor Koulechov
   #2. Second place goes to an international swingman Egor Koulechov (196-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). Koulechov contributed to Rice's victory against the Florida Atlantic University (0-10) 81-75 in the NCAA on Saturday night. He had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 11 rebounds in 38 minutes. The Rice University has 7-5 conference record this season. Koulechov has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.7ppg, 8.6rpg, 2.0apg, 2FGP: 49.2%, 3FGP: 49.1%(57-116) and FT: 83.3% in 25 games. Koulechov has a dual citizenship: Russian and Israeli. Ex-Wingate Academy Netanya player is in the roster of the Israeli senior national team.

Anton Shoutvin
Anton Shoutvin
   #3. The Israeli player who performed third best last week abroad was former U22 international center Anton Shoutvin (206-89, currently plays in Slovakia). He contributed to an easy victory against the closely-ranked Lucenec (13-16) 89-73 in the Slovakian SBL in Saturday night's game. Shoutvin recorded a double-double by scoring 14 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added and 3 steals. BK Iskra Svit (15-15) is placed sixth in the SBL. This season Shoutvin has very high stats. He averages: 16.2ppg, 6.0rpg, 1.5apg, 2FGP: 63.9%(159-249), 3FGP: 35.7% and FT: 80.1%. Shoutvin played for the Israeli U22 national team six years ago.

Anton Kazarnovski
Anton Kazarnovski
   #4. Power forward Anton Kazarnovski (206-85, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a BG Karlsruhe's victory against the fourth-ranked Bayer Giants (12-7) 87-79 in the German ProB (third division) on Saturday night. Kazarnovski recorded 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. BG Karlsruhe (10-8) is placed sixth in South group. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This season Kazarnovski has very high stats. He averages: 15.1ppg, 7.1rpg and 1.8apg. Kazarnovski is another player who holds two passports: Russian and Israeli. He used to play for the Israeli university national team back in 2007.

Ido Flaisher
Ido Flaisher
   #5. U20 international center Ido Flaisher (206-98, currently studies in the States) helped Hawaii win their game against the Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo (5-6) 74-65 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Flaisher scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 17 minutes. The University of Hawaii has 6-5 conference record this season. This year Flaisher's overall stats are: 3.7ppg and 3.0rpg in 22 games. He plays currently for the Israeli U20 national team.

Yuval Naimy
Yuval Naimy
   #6. Point guard Yuval Naimy (188-85, currently plays in Italy) helped Scafati win their game against the fourth-ranked Legnano (13-8) 91-84 in the Italian Serie A2 (second division) last Sunday. Naimy recorded a double-double by scoring 13 points and making the same number of passes. Givova Scafati Basket (6-15) is placed 14th in West group. This season Naimy has very high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 3.2rpg, 7.8apg and 1.2spg. Naimy is a former international player as he played for the Israeli senior team two years ago.

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

   #1. TJ Leaf (208-F-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) led UCLA to an easy victory against the Oregon State University (12-2) 78-60 in the NCAA last Sunday. Leaf scored 13 points, grabbed 9 boards, handed out 3 passes and blocked 2 shots. The Univ.of Calif.at Los Angeles have a solid 9-3 conference record this season. Leaf has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.4ppg, 8.5rpg and 2.6apg. Leaf is a naturalized American. Despite his Israeli passport, Leaf previously played for the USA U19 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Israeli team. Strangely he has never played in Israel.

   #2. Marios Matalon (186-G-89, college: Wyoming, currently plays in Greece) contributed to an easy victory against the 13th-ranked Kavala (5-11) crushing them 73-50 in the Greek A2 (second division) last Saturday. He scored 10 points and added 3 assists in 22 minutes. Panionios ON Telecoms Athens (16-1) is placed first in the A2. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Matalon's overall stats are: 7.6ppg, 2.1rpg and 2.9apg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Israeli and Greek. Despite Matalon's Israeli passport, he previously played for the Greek U20 national team and probably cannot be called to the Israeli team.

   #3. Alon Hemsani (201-F, currently plays in NAIA). He could not help the Culver Stockton College (0-18) to beat the William Penn University. Hemsani scored 9 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 31 minutes. But the Culver Stockton College was crushed 122-82 on the road by the William Penn University. So far Culver Stockton College lost all eighteen games in the Regular Season. There are only four games left until the end of the NAIA Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. This year Hemsani's total stats are: 6.6ppg, 3.4rpg and 1.5apg in 19 games.



National League Round 19: Hapoel B/S lose to Hapoel Afula - by Eurobasket News

The round was rather attractive and full of interesting results. The round ended with defeat of the leader, favorites losing the games and games ending by tiny margin.

Top ranked Hapoel B/S (13-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of tenth ranked Hapoel Afula on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by Hapoel Afula 68-66. Orel Lev (195-93) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-91, college: Akron) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman Jason Williams (198-83, college: UTEP) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists for lost side. Hapoel Afula (9-10) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hapoel B/S at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Hapoel K/S and Maccabi Raanana. Hapoel Afula is looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Rehovot (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel B/S will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Another exciting game was played in Hod Hasharon between eighth ranked Hasharon and 4th placed Hap.R/G Givat. where host Hasharon (10-9) won against Hap.R/G Givat. (12-7) 92-84. Worth to mention a great performance of American Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 21 rebounds. Vernon Teel contributed with 18 points, 5 rebounds, 14 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Hasharon's coach Hanan Hershkovich allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists for Hap.R/G Givat.Hasharon maintains eighth place with 10-9 record. Hap.R/G Givat. at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Hasharon will play against league's second-placed Maccabi Raanana on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hap.R/G Givat. will play against Hap.Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
A very close game took place in Haifa between Maccabi Rehovot and Hap.Haifa. Seventh ranked Maccabi Rehovot (11-8) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-12). Maccabi Rehovot managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. It was a great evening for Evan Yates who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Maccabi Rehovot's coach Avner Yeor used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Jaraun Burrows responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. Maccabi Rehovot moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ironi K-A and Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hap.Haifa lost seventh consecutive game. Hap.Haifa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Maccabi Rehovot will meet at home Hapoel Afula (#9) in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against Hap.R/G Givat. in Givataim and hope to secure a win.
A very interesting game took place in Nes Ziyona. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (11-8) to twelfth ranked Galil Elion (8-11) 80-77 on Tuesday evening. It was an exceptional evening for Germain Jordan who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds. Galil Elion moved-up to eleventh place. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Galil Elion's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against the league's leader Hapoel B/S (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
The game with biggest result difference took place in Ramat Gan. Local Ironi Ramat Gan (2-17) was outscored by seventh ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (11-8) 108-85 on Tuesday night. Sir'Dominic Pointer fired 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Kiryat Ata have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Macc.Rehovot and Ironi Nes-Ziona. Ironi Ramat Gan lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Galil Elion (#11) in Kazrin and hope to win that game.

In the last two games of round 19 Ramat Hasharon was defeated by Hapoel K/S in Kfar Saba 90-80. Hapoel Migd.H. was smashed by Maccabi Raanana at home 68-87.
The best stats of 19th round was 22 points and 11 rebounds by Josh Hairston of Maccabi Raanana.

Hap.Haifa - Macc.Rehovot 80-82

A very close game took place in Haifa between Maccabi Rehovot and Hap.Haifa. Seventh ranked Maccabi Rehovot (11-8) got a very close victory on the road over 12th ranked Hap.Haifa (7-12). Maccabi Rehovot managed to escape with a 2-point win 82-80 on Saturday evening. Guest team only slightly avoided a big embarassment. Maccabi Rehovot forced 21 Hap.Haifa turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 22 assists. It was a great evening for American forward Evan Yates (198-91, college: Ashland) who led his team to a victory scoring 21 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Swingman Gur Porat (197-79) helped adding 11 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists. Yates is a former Eurobasket Summer League player, which is considered top international summer league in the market. Four Maccabi Rehovot players scored in double figures. Maccabi Rehovot's coach Avner Yeor used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. At the losing side Bahamas forward Jaraun Burrows (203-85, college: IPFW) responded with a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds and guard Tal Parselani (195-87) scored 24 points. Maccabi Rehovot moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Ironi K-A and Ironi Nes-Ziona. Hap.Haifa lost seventh consecutive game. Hap.Haifa at the other side, also newcomer in the league, keeps the twelfth position with 12 games lost. Maccabi Rehovot will meet at home Hapoel Afula (#9) in the next round. Hap.Haifa will play against Hap.R/G Givat. in Givataim and hope to secure a win.
Top scorers:
Hap.Haifa: T.Parselani 24+4reb+2ast, R.Anderson 22+5reb+2ast, J.Burrows 20+10reb+1ast, O.Zinderman 7+3reb+1ast, I.Nanikashvili 5+4reb+11ast, M.Niv 1+4reb+6ast
Macc.Rehovot: E.Yates 21+8reb+4ast, M.Addison 18+1reb+1ast, Y.Levi 13+7reb+3ast, G.Porat 11+9reb+4ast, I.Eiram 8+1reb+4ast, D.Drapic 4+2reb
gschID: 498490


Hapoel K/S - Ramat Hasharon 90-80

There was no surprise when 13th ranked Hasharon (4-15) was defeated on the road by third ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (13-6) 90-80 on Tuesday. Hapoel Kfar Saba shot 26 for 37 from the free-throw line, while Hasharon only scored seven points from the stripe. Hasharon was plagued by 29 personal fouls down the stretch. American guard Denzel Livingston (193-93, college: Incarnate Word) fired a double-double by scoring 21 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. His fellow American import forward Terrence Watson (200-87, college: Ball St.) chipped in a double-double by scoring 20 points and 10 rebounds. American forward Maxie Esho (206-91, college: Massachusetts) produced 21 points and 9 rebounds and center Moti Moscovitz (204-85) added 14 points and 10 rebounds respectively for lost side. Five Hapoel Kfar Saba and four Hasharon players scored in double figures. Hapoel Kfar Saba have an impressive series of six victories in a row. They keep a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel B/S and Maccabi Raanana. Loser Hasharon keeps the thirteenth place with 15 games lost. Hapoel Kfar Saba will face Ironi Kiryat Ata (#6) on the road in the next round which should be theoretically an easy game. Hasharon will play against Hapoel Migd.H. (#10) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ramat Hasharon: M.Esho 21+9reb+3ast, M.Moscovitz 14+10reb+1ast, J.Shtarkman 12+1reb+1ast, A.Navon 11+2reb+6ast, A.Honig 9+3reb+4ast, L.Gordon 8+4reb+2ast
Hapoel K/S: D.Livingston 21+11reb+3ast, E.Rotemberg 20+5reb, T.Watson 20+10reb, G.Gilinski 15+5reb+2ast, A.Cohen 10+2reb+11ast, M.Ruina 2+1reb
gschID: 498489


Ironi Ramat Gan - Ironi K-A 85-108

The game with biggest result difference took place in Ramat Gan. Local Ironi Ramat Gan (2-17) was outscored by seventh ranked Ironi Kiryat Ata (11-8) 108-85 on Tuesday night. Ironi Kiryat Ata forced 20 Ironi Ramat Gan turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Ironi Kiryat Ata made 12 blocks. American swingman Sir'Dominic Pointer (198-92, college: St.John's) fired 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 blocks for the winners. Guard Noam Matalon (197-87) chipped in 17 points and 5 rebounds. Naturalized American Sean Labanowski (205-92) produced 12 points and 8 rebounds and U.S. Virgin Islands forward Aaron Brown (196-92, college: Boston Coll.) added 13 points respectively for lost side. Five Ironi Kiryat Ata and four Ironi Ramat Gan players scored in double figures. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ironi Kiryat Ata have a solid series of three victories in a row. They moved-up to fifth place, which they share with Macc.Rehovot and Ironi Nes-Ziona. Ironi Ramat Gan lost ninth consecutive game. They stay at the bottom position with 17 games lost. Ironi Kiryat Ata will face higher ranked Hapoel Kfar Saba (#3) at home in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Ironi Ramat Gan will play against Galil Elion (#11) in Kazrin and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Ironi Ramat Gan: J.Hall 16+2reb+1ast, A.Harari 14+3reb, A.Brown 13+4reb+2ast, S.Labanowski 12+8reb, V.Gandlin 8+4reb+1ast, Y.Bet-Yosef 7+3reb+7ast
Ironi K-A: S.Pointer 24+6reb+3ast, N.Matalon 17+5reb+3ast, D.Joyner 15+7reb+1ast, Y.Ainhorn 13+3reb+6ast, S.David 12+6reb+1ast, G.Halamish 10+5reb+4ast
gschID: 498487


Maccabi H/H - Hap.R/G Givat. 92-84

Another exciting game was played in Hod Hasharon between eighth ranked Hasharon and 4th placed Hap.R/G Givat. where host Hasharon (10-9) won against Hap.R/G Givat. (12-7) 92-84. Hasharon forced 20 Hap.R/G Givat. turnovers. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of American Storm Warren (201-88, college: LSU, agency: Octagon Europe) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 35 points (!!!) and 21 rebounds. His fellow American import guard Vernon Teel (193-87, college: Loyola Mary) contributed with a double-double by scoring 18 points, 5 rebounds, 14 assists and 7 steals for the winners. Hasharon's coach Hanan Hershkovich allowed to play the deep bench players saving starting five for next games. American guard Rashad Madden (196-92, college: Arkansas) answered with 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists and Yaniv Solomon (201-94) added 19 points and 6 rebounds in the effort for Hap.R/G Givat.Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hasharon maintains eighth place with 10-9 record. Hap.R/G Givat. at the other side keeps the fourth position with seven games lost. Hasharon will play against league's second-placed Maccabi Raanana on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hap.R/G Givat. will play against Hap.Haifa and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Hap.R/G Givat.: J.Olasewere 21+2reb+1ast, R.Madden 21+6reb+4ast, Y.Solomon 19+6reb, J.Nir 17+4reb+2ast, L.Lifshitz 3+3reb+4ast, S.Leshem 2
Maccabi H/H: S.Warren 35+21reb+1ast, V.Teel 18+5reb+14ast, I.Simin 18+1reb+3ast, C.Bouchman 13+7reb+3ast, S.Basis 6+2reb+3ast, S.Malkov 2+1reb+1ast
gschID: 498491


Hapoel Afula - Hapoel B/S 68-66

Top ranked Hapoel B/S (13-6) recorded its sixth loss on the court of tenth ranked Hapoel Afula on Tuesday night. Visitors were edged by Hapoel Afula 68-66. Orel Lev (195-93) fired 19 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. American forward Demetrius Treadwell (201-91, college: Akron) chipped in 13 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. American swingman Jason Williams (198-83, college: UTEP) produced a double-double by scoring 12 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists and Dudu Shamriz (194-91) added 15 points respectively for lost side. Both teams had four players each who scored in double figures. Hapoel Afula (9-10) moved-up to ninth place, which they share with Hapoel Migd.H. Hapoel B/S at the other side still keeps top position with six games lost. They share it with Hapoel K/S and Maccabi Raanana. Hapoel Afula is looking forward to face higher ranked Maccabi Rehovot (#7) on the road in the next round and it will be quite challenging to get another victory. Hapoel B/S will play against Ironi Nes-Ziona (#5) and is hoping to win this game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel B/S: D.Shamriz 15+3reb+2ast, A.Fisher 12+2reb+6ast, J.Williams 12+11reb+4ast, O.Cohen 11+5reb+2ast, J.Allen 6+6reb, J.Lewis 6+5reb+2ast
Hapoel Afula: O.Lev 19+6reb+2ast, R.Sabag 16+4reb+2ast, D.Treadwell 13+8reb+6ast, J.Cannon 11+13reb, A.Gershon 5+4reb+3ast, T.Slutsky 2
gschID: 498488


Ironi Nes-Ziona - Galil Elion 77-80

A very interesting game took place in Nes Ziyona. It ended with only three-point home defeat of higher ranked Ironi Nes-Ziona (11-8) to twelfth ranked Galil Elion (8-11) 80-77 on Tuesday evening. 25 personal fouls committed by Ironi Nes-Ziona helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. It was an exceptional evening for American power forward Germain Jordan (198-86, college: Dillard) who led the winners with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 18 rebounds. His fellow American import forward Cinmeon Bowers (201-93, college: Auburn) accounted for 20 points and 8 rebounds for the winning side. Four Galil Elion players scored in double figures. American power forward Lee Roberts (201-87, college: Findlay, OH) came up with 13 points and 9 rebounds and the former international Raviv Pitshon (201-89) added 14 points and 5 rebounds respectively for Ironi Nes-Ziona in the defeat. Galil Elion moved-up to eleventh place. Ironi Nes-Ziona at the other side keeps the fifth position with eight games lost. Galil Elion's next round opponent will be bottom-ranked Ironi Ramat Gan (#14) at home. Ironi Nes-Ziona will play against the league's leader Hapoel B/S (#1) having rather not much hope for a victory.
Top scorers:
Ironi Nes-Ziona: R.Pitshon 14+5reb, L.Roberts 13+9reb+2ast, G.Gutt 12+3reb+1ast, E.Hofman 12+3reb+3ast, B.McShepard 8+10reb, T.Michael Dunne 7+5reb+7ast
Galil Elion: G.Jordan 24+18reb+1ast, C.Bowers 20+8reb+2ast, M.Kikus 14+5reb+2ast, R.Geffen 14+2reb+2ast, G.Farber 6+5reb, Y.Strauss 2+1reb+4ast
gschID: 498492


Hapoel Migd.H. - Maccabi Raanana 68-87

No shocking result in a game in Tarshicha where second ranked Maccabi Raanana (13-6) smashed 9th ranked Hapoel Migd.H. (9-10) 87-68 on Tuesday. Maccabi Raanana looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Benny Gil fired a double-double by scoring 17 points, 5 rebounds, 11 assists and 4 steals for the winners. American center Josh Hairston (203-92, college: Duke, agency: Octagon Europe) chipped in a double-double by scoring 22 points and 11 rebounds. Five Maccabi Raanana players scored in double figures. American-Puerto Rican Chris Gaston (201-89, college: Fordham) produced 20 points and 7 rebounds and American swingman Marcus Relphorde (198-88, college: Colorado) added 20 points and 5 rebounds respectively for lost side. Hapoel Migd.H.'s coach David Elharrar rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Maccabi Raanana keeps a position of league leader, which they share with Hapoel K/S and Hapoel B/S. Loser Hapoel Migd.H. keeps the ninth place with ten games lost. Maccabi Raanana will face Hasharon (#8) in Hod Hasharon in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Hapoel Migd.H. will play on the road against Hasharon in Ramat Hasharon and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Hapoel Migd.H.: C.Gaston 20+7reb+2ast, M.Relphorde 20+5reb+2ast, C.Rosenberg 8+6reb+1ast, A.Levin 6+2reb+1ast, E.Ohanon 5+4reb+5ast, L.Ariely 4+3reb+2ast
Maccabi Raanana: J.Hairston 22+11reb, G.Karni 18+5reb+4ast, B.Gil 17+5reb+11ast, L.Moran 15+3reb, S.Givens 13+10reb+4ast, G.Beni 2
gschID: 498493





Maccabi Tel Aviv earn Cup title - by Eurobasket News

Maccabi Tel Aviv - Hapoel Jerusalem 82:68

Maccabi Tel Aviv celebrated the State Cup title. They knocked down Hapoel Jerusalem at the Pais Arena tonight for the trophy. The win marked the eighth straight Cup success for Maccabi.
Hapoel Jerusalem got to a better start. The hosts stayed in charge throughout the first half. Hapoel recorded a 24:20 lead ten minutes into the game. The hosts maintained the advantage in the second term. Hapoel registered a 47:42 halftime lead. But Maccabi turned things around in the third term. The Tel Aviv side held Hapoel to just 11 points and raced to a 4-point lead at the final break. Maccabi kept Hapoel at safe distance throughout the final quarter. Hapoel managed just 10 points in the fourth period and could not avoid the loss. Andrew Goudelock (190-G-88, college: Charleston) and Gal Mekel (190-PG-88, college: Wichita St., agency: BeoBasket) scored 15 points each to pace the winners. Devin Smith (196-G/F-83, college: Virginia) produced 13 points in the victory. Amare Stoudemire (208-F/C-82) responded with 15 points for Hapoel. Lior Eliyahu (205-F-85) tossed in 13 points in the losing effort.

Maccabi Tel Aviv: Andrew Goudelock 15, Gal Mekel 15, Devin Smith 13
Hapoel Jerusalem: Amare Stoudemire 15, Lior Eliyahu 13



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GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine welcomes back Mastrangelo - by Eurobasket News

Serie A2 newcomer GSA Amici Pallacanestro Udine landed 26-year old guard Daniele Mastrangelo (189-74kg-91). It is actually his comeback to Udine as he has played here before. Mastrangelo started the season at Basket Scauri in the Serie B. In 19 games he averaged 12.7ppg, 2.4rpg, 1.9apg and 1.8spg this season. The last season Mastrangelo played at Bawer Olimpia Matera where in 26 Serie A2 games he had 8.1ppg, 2.7rpg, 1.1apg and 1.0spg.
Mastrangelo's team won Italian Nazionale A Division North-East Regular Season in 2012.
He was a member of Italian U20 National Team in 2011.
Mastrangelo has played previously for three other teams: Alma Trieste, San Severo and Molfetta.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria bring in Marcus Gilbert - by Eurobasket News

Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria (Serie A2) agreed terms with 24-year old American forward Marcus Gilbert (198-84kg-93, college: Fairfield) from FCM Ferentino. In 21 Serie A2 games in Italy he had 12.2ppg, 4.4rpg and 1.4apg this season.
The previous (12-13) season Gilbert played at another team Stags in U.S. semi-pro league NCAA1 where in 31 games he recorded 5.5ppg and 3.2rpg. Quite impressive season as he was named to MAAC All-Rookie Team.
The list of the past achievements is quite long as among others his team made it to the MAAC Tournament Semifinals in 2013 and 2016. Gilbert was also voted All-MAAC 1st Team in 2016 at his college time.
Gilbert graduated from Fairfield University in 2016 and it is his first season as a professional player.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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FCM Ferentino lands Ivica Radic - by Eurobasket News

FMC Ferentino (Serie A2) tabbed 27-year old Croatian power forward Ivica Radic (208-90, agency: XL Basketball Agency) from Berme Viola Basket Reggio Calabria. In 21 Serie A2 games in Italy he averaged impressive 17.7ppg, 11.4rpg and 1.2apg this season. The last season Radic played at Sport Lisboa Benfica in Portuguese LPB where in 36 games he had 10.7ppg and 6.3rpg. He helped them to win the cup and make to league final. He can count that season as a very successful as was selected to Eurobasket.com All-Portuguese League Honorable Mention. Radic also played 5 games in FIBA Europe Cup where he recorded very remarkable stats: 19.0ppg and 7.4rpg. The other team Radic played shortly was Fortituto Kontatto Bologna (Serie A). In four games he got high stats: 19.0ppg, 9.3rpg and 1.3spg. Radic also spent pre-season at Virtus Segafredo Bologna (Serie A) earlier that year.
He was a member of Croatian U20 National Team back in 2008.
Radic has played previously professionally also in Croatia (KK Split, KK Zagreb, KK_Zadar, Kvarner and Alkar Sinj) and Italy (Umana Venezia, CZG Veroli and Virtus Bologna).

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Oleggio signs Alessandro Spatti - by Eurobasket News

Oleggio Magic Basket (Serie B) signed 22-year old power forward Alessandro Spatti (204-89kg-95, agency: Octagon Europe) from GR Service Cecina. In 16 Serie B games he had 8.2ppg and 3.8rpg this season. The last season Spatti played at Blu Basket Gruppo Remer Treviglio (Serie A). But in 27 games he recorded just 1.1ppg.
He represented Italy at the European Championships U20 in Lignano Sabbiadoro (Italy) two years ago. His stats at that event were 8 games: 4.9ppg, 1.9rpg.
Spatti has played previously for two other teams: Bergamo and Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino.
He could be described: A very athletic forward, with great leaping ability and timing. Can be devastating in open court situations, finishing with thunderous dunks. Also a good shooter who is improving his range.

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Luigi Datome selected the top Italian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Luigi Datome
Luigi Datome
   #1. This week's number one is an international forward Luigi Datome (203-87, currently plays in Turkey). Datome was the major contributor in Fenerbahce's victory against the ninth-ranked Yesilgiresun Bld (8-10) 76-65 in the Turkish BSL on Sunday night. He scored 15 points in 29 minutes on the court. Fenerbahce Istanbul (14-3) is placed first in the BSL. Datome has relatively good stats this year: 10.3ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.3apg, 2FGP: 58.5%(38-65), 3FGP: 46.9%(23-49) in 16 games he played so far. He is currently a member of the Italian senior national team.

Andrea Bargnani
Andrea Bargnani
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Andrea Bargnani (213-85, currently plays in Euroleague). Bargnani could not help Baskonia (12-10) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the seventh-placed Baskonia (12-10) was edged 85-84 on the road by the lower-ranked Maccabi T-A (#13) in the group A of Euroleague. Bargnani was the top scorer with 17 points (made all of his nine free throws !!!). It's Bargnani's first season with the team. This year he averages: 9.1ppg, 1.6rpg, 2FGP: 50.6%, 3FGP: 31.8% and FT: 75.0%. Bargnani is in the roster of the Italian senior national team.

Alessandro Gentile
Alessandro Gentile
   #3. The Italian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international swingman Alessandro Gentile (200-92, currently plays in Greece). He contributed to an easy victory against one of league's weakest teams Kymis (5-13) crushing them 77-54 in the Greek A1 in Sunday night's game. Gentile scored 10 points and added 3 assists in 18 minutes. Panathinaikos Athens (10-4) is placed second in the A1. This year Gentile's overall stats are: 6.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 1.8apg, 2FGP: 62.1%(18-29) and FT: 30.8% in six games. He is also a member of the Italian senior national team.

Marco Belinelli
Marco Belinelli
   #4. Guard Marco Belinelli (196-86, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Charlotte Hornets (25-31) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the Charlotte Hornets (25-31) lost 102-107 in Los Angeles to the Clippers. Belinelli scored 17 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. It was Hornets' fourth consecutive loss in a row. This year Belinelli has relatively solid stats: 10.8ppg, 2.5rpg and 1.9apg in 51 games. He is also Italian national team player.

Nicolo Melli
Nicolo Melli
   #5. International power forward Nicolo Melli (205-91, currently plays in Euroleague) was not able to secure a victory for Brose Baskets (8-14) in their game against Panathinaikos (13-9) in the Euroleague. Melli cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 2 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists in 27 minutes. Brose Baskets (#11) lost 72-81 in Athens to the higher-ranked (#5) Panathinaikos in the group A of Euroleague. Melli has reliable stats this year: 12.0ppg, 7.8rpg and 2.3apg in 22 games. He plays currently for the Italian national team.

Giovanni De Nicolao
Giovanni De Nicolao
   #6. Guard Giovanni De Nicolao (190-96, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the UTSA (6-6) in their game against the Louisiana Tech University (7-4) in the NCAA. De Nicolao recorded 8 points, 6 assists and 3 steals. The UTSA was defeated 72-66 in Ruston by the Louisiana Tech University. De Nicolao's total stats this season are: 8.3ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.1apg and 1.7spg. He is U20 international player who is currently on the Italian National Team roster.

Mattia Da Campo
Mattia Da Campo
   #7. U20 international guard Mattia Da Campo (196-97, currently studies in the States) managed to help Seattle University to win against the Chicago State University (0-10) crushing them 90-65 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Da Campo scored 5 points and added 3 assists. The Seattle University has 4-5 conference record this season. Da Campo's total stats this year are: 1.6ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.1apg. He is also Italian U20 national team player.

Scott Ulaneo
Scott Ulaneo
   #8. Forward Scott Ulaneo (208-98, is currently at the American university) is a teammate of previously mentioned Mattia Da Campo and both played together in the last NCAA game. Ulaneo contributed to an easy victory against the Chicago State University (0-10) crushing them 90-65. He scored only 4 points. Ulaneo's total stats this season are: 4.3ppg and 3.7rpg. He plays currently for the Italian U18 national team.

Roberto Vercellino
Roberto Vercellino
   #9. Former U18 international forward Roberto Vercellino (201-97, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the N.Colorado (4-9) in their game against the University of Idaho (8-5) in the NCAA. Vercellino scored only 4 points. The N.Colorado was defeated 88-76 in Moscow by the University of Idaho. Vercellino's total stats this season are: 2.3ppg and 2.5rpg. He used to play for the Italian U18 national team two years ago.

Nicola Akele
Nicola Akele
   #10. Forward Nicola Akele (203-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) couldn't help the Rhode Island (8-4) in their game against the University of Dayton (11-2) in the NCAA. Akele cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 7 minutes on the court. The Rhode Island was edged 75-74 in Dayton by the University of. This year Akele's total stats are: 3.6ppg and 2.7rpg in 23 games. He is a former U20 international player as two years ago he still played for the Italian national team.

   #11. Former U20 international forward Giacomo Zilli (206-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to an easy victory against the Presbyterian College crushing them 89-48 in the NCAA on Wednesday night. Zilli scored only 2 points. Zilli has averaged so far 4.8ppg and 2.1rpg. He used to play for the Italian U20 national team two years ago.

   #12. U20 international guard Federico Mussini (188-96, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA couldn't help the St.John's (6-7) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Mussini's very good performance the St.John's was crushed 110-86 at home by the Butler University. He scored 20 points and added 3 assists. Mussini has averaged so far 7.8ppg and 1.7rpg. He is also in the roster of the Italian U20 national team.

   #13. Former U20 international forward Amar Alibegovic (206-95, currently plays college basketball in the States) is a teammate of previously mentioned Federico Mussini and both played together in the last NCAA game. Alibegovic couldn't help the St.John's in their game against the Butler University. He cannot count Wednesday's game as one of the best ones. Alibegovic scored only 2 points in 14 minutes. His team was crushed by 24 points 110-86. Alibegovic has averaged so far 1.5ppg and 1.6rpg in 19 games. He used to play for the Italian U20 national team three years ago.

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

   #1. Experienced Fulvio de Assis (188-PG-81, currently plays in Brazil) led Brasilia to a victory over the tenth-ranked Paulistano (8-11) 85-76 in the Brazilian NBB in Tuesday night's game. He was MVP of the game. de Assis scored 20 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and dished 8 assists in 35 minutes. Uniceub/BRB/Brasilia (14-5) is placed first in the NBB. de Assis has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg, 3.1rpg, 6.6apg and 1.1spg in 17 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Italian and Brazilian.

   #2. Guilherme Giovannoni (203-PF-80, currently plays in Brazil) is a teammate of previously mentioned Fulvio de Assis and both played together in the last Brazilian NBB game. Giovannoni was the major contributor in Brasilia's victory against the tenth-ranked Paulistano (8-11) 85-76. He scored 19 points, grabbed 6 rebounds and dished 3 assists. It's Giovannoni's eighth season with the team. Giovannoni has relatively good stats this year: 14.5ppg, 7.9rpg and 3.1apg. He is another player who holds two passports: Italian and Brazilian.

   #3. Angelo Caloiaro (205-F-89, agency: Pensack Sports, college: USF, currently plays in Turkey) could not help Demir IBB (6-12) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Caloiaro's very good performance Demir IBB was defeated 73-69 on the road by the higher-ranked Tofas (#10). He recorded a double-double by scoring 23 points and getting 14 rebounds. It's Caloiaro's first season with the team. This year Caloiaro has relatively solid stats: 11.3ppg, 7.3rpg, 1.6apg and 1.2spg. He is a naturalized American. Strangely Caloiaro has never played in Italy.

   #4. Jayson Granger (189-G-89, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to an Anadolu Efes' victory against the bottom-ranked Armani Milano (7-15) 90-86 in the Euroleague last Thursday. Granger recorded 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals in 29 minutes. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (11-11) is placed eighth in group A. This year Granger averages: 8.7ppg, 2.6rpg and 3.8apg in 22 games. He has both Uruguayan and Italian nationalities. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball.

   #5. Nicolas Mazzarino (184-G-75, currently plays in Uruguay) was not able to help Malvin (4-5) in their last game on Thursday. Despite Mazzarino's very good performance Malvin (#5) was defeated 80-72 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Larre Borges (#6) in the Promocional 1 group. He was the top scorer with 22 points. There are only two games left until the end of the Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Mazzarino is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Malvin's roster. Mazzarino has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 1.2rpg and 5.1apg. Mazzarino also holds two passports: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #6. Federico Bavosi (186-G-81, agency: Pro Sports, currently plays in Uruguay) is a teammate of previously mentioned Nicolas Mazzarino and both played together in the last Uruguayan LUB game. Bavosi was not able to secure a victory for Malvin (4-5) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his good performance Malvin (#5) was defeated 80-72 in a derby game by the lower-ranked Larre Borges (#6) in the Promocional 1 group. Bavosi scored 10 points, had 6 rebounds and dished 6 assists. Bavosi has reliable stats this season: 10.7ppg, 3.0rpg, 4.7apg and 1.1spg. Similarly like Mazzarino and Granger above he has dual citizenship: Italian and Uruguayan.

   #7. Gints Antrops (201-F-82, agency: Interperformances, currently plays in Baltic League) contributed to a BK Ogre's victory against the leader P.Zvaigzdes 83-75 in the Baltic League on Wednesday night. Antrops recorded 15 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Antrops' stats this season are: 13.7ppg, 4.1rpg, 2.6apg and 1.4spg. He has Italian and Latvian nationalities.

   #8. Marcelinho Huertas (191-PG-83, currently plays in NBA) couldn't help the Los Angeles Lakers in their game against the Detroit Pistons in the NBA. Huertas scored 8 points in only 12 minutes. His team were badly defeated by 19 points 121-102 in the NBA. This year Huertas' total stats are: 2.8ppg, 1.1rpg and 2.3apg in 22 games. He has dual citizenship: Brazilian and Italian.

   #9. Kevin Lisch (188-C-86, college: St.Louis, currently plays in Australia) couldn't help Kings in their game against Perth Wildcats in the Australian NBL. Lisch recorded 9 points and added 3 assists. His team were crushed by 27 points 101-74. This season Lisch has very high stats. He averages: 16.5ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.7apg and 1.9spg. Lisch holds both Italian and Australian passports.

   #10. Emiliano Giano (180-PG-89, currently plays in Uruguay) helped Union Atletica win their game against the sixth-ranked Cordon 100-94 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB on Wednesday night. He scored 12 points, had 4 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 23 minutes. This year Giano's total stats are: 5.4ppg, 1.8rpg and 3.3apg in 17 games. He has Uruguayan and Italian nationalities.



Scandone Avellino tabs David Logan - by Eurobasket News

Scandone Avellino (Serie A) inked experienced 35-year old Polish ex-international guard David Logan (185-77kg-82, college: Indianapolis). He has a double citizenship as he also holds American passport. Logan started the season at Lietuvos rytas in Lithuanian LKL league. In 21 games he averaged impressive 15.6ppg, 2.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.1spg this season. Logan also played 14 games in Eurocup where he had very remarkable stats: 18.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 5.8apg and 1.7spg. The last season Logan played at Banco di Srd. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on different levels. In 33 Serie A games he recorded high stats: 16.6ppg, 3.1rpg, 4.3apg and 1.9spg. Logan helped them to make it to the Supercup semifinals. A very good season in his career as he was selected to Eurobasket.com Italian SerieA All-Imports Team, 2nd Team and to the All-Star Game. Logan also played 8 games in Euroleague where he got 11.4ppg, 1.3rpg, 2.9apg and 2.0spg. He also played 6 games in Eurocup where he was fifth best scorer with 12.3ppg and got 2.8rpg, 2.2apg and 1.0spg (in top 3).
In 2006 (a year after he left the college) Logan was drafted by Fort Worth Flyers (D-League) in third round (28th overall).
The former University of Indianapolis (NCAA Div.II) standoutis in his twelfth (!!!) season in pro basketball.
Among other achievements he won Italian SerieA championship title in 2015. Logan received also Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Player of the Year award and Eurobasket.com All-Polish League Domestic Player of the Year award back in 2010.
He represented Poland at the European Championships in Poland eight years ago. His stats at that event were 6 games: 15.5ppg, 2.2rpg, Assists-3 (4.5apg), 1.3spg, FGP: 44.7%, 3PT: 39.4%, FT: 75.0%.
Logan is a very experienced player. He has played also professionally in Germany (ALBA Berlin), Greece (Panathinaikos), Israel (Maccabi Fox Tel-Aviv and Hasharon), Spain (Baskonia), Poland (Anwil, PGE Turow, Asseco and Polpharma) and D-League (Ft.Worth F.).
Logan is close to retirement age as a player. It may be one of last seasons in his extensive career, which he may end at Scandone Avellino.
Logan's game is described as: An extremely talented guard who is not so continous at high level, even if he's improving year after year. Gives his best when he can play in up-tempo, without strictly-defined offensive plays.

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Pape-Philippe Amagou selected the top Ivorian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Pape-Philippe Amagou
Pape-Philippe Amagou
   #1. This week's number one is former international guard Pape-Philippe Amagou (186-85, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in France). He could not help Le Mans (9-10) in their last game. Despite Amagou's good performance Le Mans lost 75-85 at home to the much higher-ranked (#4) JSF Nanterre. He recorded 10 points and added 4 assists in 25 minutes on the court. It was Le Mans' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Amagou averages: 7.0ppg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 41.2%, 3FGP: 41.9% and FT: 69.1% in 19 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French. Despite Amagou played previously for the French U20 national team, he played also for the Ivorian national team in 2013.

Remi Dibo
Remi Dibo
   #2. Second place goes to an international forward Remi Dibo (201-91, agency: Octagon Europe, college: W.Virginia, currently plays in France). Dibo was not able to help ALM Evreux (8-10) in their last game on Friday. Despite his good performance ALM Evreux was crushed 95-65 on the road by the much higher-ranked Chorale de Roanne (#7). Dibo was the second best scorer with 11 points. He also added 5 rebounds. It's Dibo's first season with the team. Dibo has relatively good stats this year: 10.9ppg, 6.4rpg, 1.7apg, 2FGP: 45.3%, 3FGP: 35.7%. He is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and French. Despite Dibo played previously for the French U16 national team, he is currently a member of the Ivorian senior national team.

Louri Frejus Zerbo
Louri Frejus Zerbo
   #3. The Ivorian player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Louri Frejus Zerbo (209-89, currently plays in France). He managed to help Limoges CSP Elite in a victory against the closely-ranked Strasbourg IG (10-9) 83-76 in the French ProA in Saturday night's game. Zerbo recorded only 2 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in 24 minutes. Limoges CSP Elite (9-10) is placed ninth in the ProA. Zerbo has been at the team for six years. This season his overall stats are: 1.8ppg, 2.9rpg, 2FGP: 35.9% and FT: 66.7% in 19 games. Zerbo has both Burkinabe and Ivorian nationalities. He played for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Herve Lamizana
Herve Lamizana
   #4. An experienced power forward Herve Lamizana (208-81, agency: Basket Management Solutions, college: Rutgers, currently plays in Taiwan) led Yulon Luxgen to a victory against the closely-ranked Taiwan Beer (17-10) 83-77 in the Taiwanese SBL last Sunday. Lamizana recorded a double-double by scoring 12 points and getting 11 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 8 blocks. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Yulon Luxgen (15-11) is placed fourth in the SBL. They ended the series of three consecutive loses. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Lamizana has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 18.9ppg, 9.3rpg, 2.8apg, 3.0bpg and 1.6spg. Lamizana also holds two passports: Ivorian and French. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2013.

Charles Abouo
Charles Abouo
   #5. Former international swingman Charles Abouo (196-89, college: BYU, currently plays in France) was not able to secure a victory for one of league's weakest teams Denain Voltaire (9-9) in their game against ADA Blois (9-9) in the French ProB (second division). Abouo scored 5 points and grabbed 6 rebounds in 23 minutes. Denain Voltaire was edged 73-70 in Blois by the higher-ranked (#8) ADA Blois. It was Denain Voltaire's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Abouo's total stats are: 8.8ppg and 3.5rpg in 18 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports. Abouo used to play for the Ivorian national team four years ago.

Bryan Pamba-Juille
Bryan Pamba-Juille
   #6. Point guard Bryan Pamba-Juille (184-92, currently plays in France) couldn't help Lille Metropole (10-8) in their game against STB Le Havre (10-5) in the French ProB (second division). He scored 8 points in 24 minutes. Lille Metropole lost 65-72 in Le Havre to the lower-ranked (#6) STB Le Havre. Pamba-Juille has averaged so far 4.5ppg, 1.4rpg, 2.3apg and 1.1spg in 18 games. Despite he played previously for the French U20 national team, Pamba-Juille is also an international player who is currently on the senior Ivorian National Team roster.

Guy Landry Edi
Guy Landry Edi
   #7. International swingman Guy Landry Edi (202-88, agency: Promotex, college: Gonzaga, currently plays in France) contributed to a Saint Chamond's surprising victory against the 11th-ranked JA Vichy (8-10) 92-80 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Edi scored 9 points in only 13 minutes. Saint Chamond Basket Valle du Gier (6-12) is located at the very bottom in the ProB. Edi has averaged so far 9.0ppg, 1.5rpg and 1.5apg in two games. He is also Ivorian national team player.

Moussa Kone
Moussa Kone
   #8. Forward Moussa Kone (203-93, college: Hofstra, currently plays in Germany) couldn't help Iserlohn (12-7) in their game against Herzoege Wolfenbuettel (13-2) in the German ProB (third division). Despite his very good performance last Saturday Kone recorded a double-double by scoring 16 points and getting 15 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. This season Kone has very high stats. He averages: 15.2ppg, 11.7rpg and 1.6apg. Kone holds both American and Ivorian passports. He used to play for the Ivorian national team back in 2015.

Mohamed Kone
Mohamed Kone
   #9. International center Mohamed Kone (211-81, college: Valparaiso, currently plays in France) couldn't help Charleville-Mezieres (11-7) in their game against Poitiers (8-10) in the French ProB (second division). Kone cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 17 minutes. Charleville-Mezieres was badly defeated 90-74 on the opponent's court by the much lower-ranked (#12) Poitiers. It was Charleville-Mezieres' third consecutive loss in a row. This year Kone has relatively solid stats: 13.6ppg, 10.2rpg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He is also in the roster of the Ivorian national team.

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

   #1. Experienced Alain Koffi (207-C-83, agency: BeoBasket, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) could not help Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-2) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the first-placed Pau-Lacq-Orthez (4-2) lost 86-95 on the road to the lower-ranked (#6) Oostende in the group O of FIBA Europe Cup. Koffi had a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 11 rebounds in 21 minutes. Koffi has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg and 5.3rpg in 11 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Ivorian and French.

   #2. Doron Perkins (189-G-83, college: Santa Clara, currently plays in Iran) led Naft Abadan to a victory against the sixth-ranked Tabriz (9-8) 89-82 in the Iranian Superleague last Thursday. Perkins scored 17 points, had 7 boards, dished 3 assists and stole 3 balls. Naft Abadan (14-3) is placed second in the Superleague. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. They will play only one more game in the Regular Season. And that game will be critical. It's Perkins' first season with the team. He has relatively good stats this year: 10.4ppg, 6.1rpg, 3.1apg and 2.6spg. Perkins is another player who holds two passports: Ivorian and American.

   #3. Adjehi Baru (206-F-91, college: Charleston, currently plays in Denmark) was the major contributor in SISU's victory against the closely-ranked Horsholm (11-11) 95-83 in the Danish Ligaen last Thursday. Baru had a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 4 assists and 2 blocks in 33 minutes; quite an impressive performance considering it's only Baru's second season in pro basketball. SISU Copenhagen (4-11) is placed sixth in the Ligaen. This year Baru has relatively solid stats: 14.0ppg, 7.4rpg, 1.4apg and 1.3spg in eight games.

   #4. Dane Watts (203-F-86, currently plays in Germany) contributed to a Oettinger Rockets Gotha's victory against the closely-ranked White Wings (12-10) 87-74 in the German ProA (second division) on Tuesday night. He recorded 16 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. BiG Oettinger Rockets Gotha (11-11) is placed seventh in the ProA. It was his team's first victory after four consecutive loses. Watts has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.4ppg, 6.3rpg, 2.3apg and 1.3spg. Watts has both American and Ivorian nationalities.

   #5. Armand Anebo (194-SF-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help Leeds Force in their game against Newcastle Eagles (17-4) in the British BBL. He scored 8 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Leeds Force was crushed 90-65 in Newcastle by the second-ranked Eagles. It was Leeds Force's third consecutive loss in a row. Anebo plays sixth season for the team. Anebo has averaged so far 4.1ppg, 3.7rpg and 1.1apg.

   #6. Mohamed Toure (190-G-92, currently plays in Italy) led Orzinuovi GaGa to a victory over the 14th-ranked Pallacanestro Alto Sebino Volpino crushing them 86-62 in the Italian Serie B (third division) on Saturday night. He was MVP of the game. Toure scored 16 points. Toure has averaged so far 6.4ppg, 1.6rpg and 1.5apg. He also holds two passports: Ivorian and Italian. Despite Toure's Ivorian nationality, he previously played for the Italian U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Ivorian team.

   #7. Alassane Kah (206-F, currently plays college basketball in the States) was not able to secure a victory for the ODU in their game against the Middle Tennessee State University in the NCAA. Kah cannot count Thursday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 3 points in 3 minutes on the court. His team lost 51-64. This year Kah averages just 1.1ppg in eight games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.

   #8. Patrick Gnagbo (206-F/C-90, currently plays in NAIA) couldn't help the West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. in their game against the Indiana University East in the KIAC. Gnagbo cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. It was his first game for West Virginia University Inst. of Techn. this season. His team was defeated 89-83 in the KIAC.

   #9. Yoann Louis Folquet (185-G, currently plays in Canada) managed to help University of Laval to win against the Gaiters 70-68 in the Canadian university league CIS on Saturday night. Folquet scored only 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Folquet has averaged so far 3.8ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.8apg.

   #10. Ismael Sanogo (203-G-96, currently studies in the States) helped Seton Hall win their game against the Creighton University 87-81 in the NCAA in Wednesday night's game. He scored only 3 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 24 minutes. Sanogo has averaged so far 3.4ppg and 6.3rpg in 20 games. He holds both American and Ivorian passports.



Chalons-Reims land Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate - by Eurobasket News

Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket (ProA) landed 30-year old naturalized Ivorian point guard Mouloukou Souleyman Diabate (181-76kg-87). He played recently at MZT Skopje in FYR Macedonian Prva Liga, but left the team last month. In 5 games he averaged 5.0ppg, 1.4rpg, 3.6apg and 1.4spg this season. Diabate also played 10 games in ABA League where he had 7.1ppg, 2.2rpg, 4.6apg and 1.4spg. The last season he played at SPO Rouen. In 26 ProA games he recorded 10.4ppg, 3.5rpg, 6.5apg (leader !!!) and 1.9spg (in top 2).
Diabate has tried to make it to the NBA and played in the NBA Pro Summer League in 2016.
Among other achievements his team made it to the ProA Semifinals in 2010. Diabate received also Afrobasket.com All-African Championships 3rd Team award in 2015.
He represented Ivory Coast at the Afrobasket Championships in Rades (Tunisia) two years ago. His stats at that event were 5 games: Score-4 (18.4ppg), 4.8rpg, Assists-3 (5.8apg), Steals-4 (2.8spg), FGP: 66.7%, 3PT: 30.0%, FT: 80.8%.
Diabate has played previously for five other French teams: JDA Dijon, Gravelines Dunkerque, Chorale de Roanne, Sluc Nancy and Charenton.
Let's have closer look into His outlook: A true ''Mr Consistency'' when he''s on the court, passes the ball very well and can score both inside and from the perimeter. Also, he defend shard and he set up his teammates.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Akeem Scott's double-double lands him Player of the Week award among Jamaicans playing currently abroad: - by Eurobasket Center

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

Akeem Scott
Akeem Scott
   #1. This week's number one is an experienced former international guard Akeem Scott (185-83, college: High Point, currently plays in Chile). Scott could not help Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) in their last game. Despite his very good performance the second-placed Universidad de Concepcion (20-10) lost in an overtime 81-85 on the road to the lower-ranked (#5) CD Tinguiririca San Fernando in the Conferencia Centro. Scott had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 10 rebounds. He also added 5 assists and 5 steals in 45 minutes on the court. It's Scott's first season with the team. Scott has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 19.6ppg, 6.4rpg, 4.0apg, 2.9spg, 2FGP: 52.2%, 3FGP: 26.3% and FT: 78.0% in 31 games he played so far. Scott is a naturalized American. Worth to mention he played also at Eurobasket Summer League, which helped him get the job in pro basketball. He played for the Jamaican senior national team three years ago.

Adrian Uter
Adrian Uter
   #2. Second place goes to former international power forward Adrian Uter (200-84, agency: BeoBasket, college: Hofstra, currently plays in France). Uter was not able to help ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket (10-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket was edged 82-81 on the opponent's court by the higher-ranked Gravelines-Dunkerque (#5). Uter recorded 11 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Uter's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 4.3rpg, 1.3apg, 1.2bpg, 2FGP: 50.8%, 3FGP: 31.6% and FT: 59.3%. He is a naturalized American. Uter played for the Jamaican national team in 2013.

Kimani Ffriend
Kimani Ffriend
   #3. The Jamaican player who performed third best last week abroad was former international center Kimani Ffriend (211-77, college: Nebraska, currently plays in Serbia). Ffriend was not able to secure a victory for Dynamic BG (13-4) in their game against Dunav SB (10-7) in the Serbian KLS. Despite his good performance in Saturday night's game He recorded a double-double by scoring 11 points and getting the same number of rebounds. Ffriend also added 3 assists. This season Ffriend has very high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 7.5rpg, 2.0apg, 1.8bpg, 2FGP: 61.4%(35-57) and FT: 70.5%. Ffriend played for the Jamaican national team five years ago.

Durand Scott
Durand Scott
   #4. Swingman Durand Scott (196-90, college: Miami, FL, currently plays in Italy) was the major contributor in a Enel Brindisi's victory against one of league's weakest teams Openjobmetis VA (5-14) crushing them 80-58 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. He recorded 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists in 34 minutes. Enel Basket Brindisi (9-10) is placed ninth in the Serie A. Scott has very impressive stats this year: 15.7ppg, 5.3rpg, 2.7apg and 1.3spg in 18 games. He is a naturalized American. Scott used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2013.

Jerome Jordan
Jerome Jordan
   #5. Former international center Jerome Jordan (215-86, college: Tulsa, currently plays in Spain) led Joventut to a 2-point victory against the closely-ranked UCAM Murcia (6-14) 86-84 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Sunday night. He scored 12 points and grabbed 7 rebounds. Divina Seguros Juventut Badalona (6-14) is placed 14th in the Liga Endesa. Jordan has relatively good stats this season: 10.2ppg and 5.2rpg. He used to play for the Jamaican national team three years ago.

Dylan Ennis
Dylan Ennis
   #6. Guard Dylan Ennis (187-91, currently plays college basketball in the States) led Oregon to a victory against the University of Southern California (4-10) 81-70 in the NCAA last Saturday. Ennis recorded 12 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. The University of Oregon has a very solid 11-2 conference record this season. It was his team's 11th consecutive victory in a row. This season Ennis has relatively solid stats: 10.9ppg, 4.3rpg, 3.2apg and 1.1spg. He is a former international player as he played for the Jamaican senior team three years ago.

Ryan Reid
Ryan Reid
   #7. Former international power forward Ryan Reid (204-86, college: Florida St., currently plays in Japan) contributed to a 2-point Shimane Magic's victory against the sixth-ranked Iwate Big Bulls (9-27) 51-49 in the Japanese B League D2 on Saturday night. Reid recorded 6 points in only 13 minutes. Shimane Susanoo Magic (29-6) is placed second in West group. It was his team's 11th 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 Reid's overall stats are: 8.2ppg and 5.7rpg in 36 games. He is a naturalized American. Reid used to play for the Jamaican national team six years ago.

Adrian Forbes
Adrian Forbes
   #8. Power forward Adrian Forbes (211-88, agency: Haylett Sports, college: Auburn, currently plays in Japan) couldn't help Kagawa FA (10-26) in their game against Bambitious Nara (13-23) in the Japanese B League D2. He scored 8 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and dished 3 assists. Kagawa FA (#5) were defeated 92-85 at home by the lower-ranked Bambitious Nara (#5) in the West group. It was Kagawa FA's seventh consecutive loss in a row. There are only four games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game is very crucial. Forbes' total stats this season are: 5.7ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.2bpg. He used to play for the Jamaican national team back in 2014.

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

   #1. Experienced Torin Francis (210-C-83, college: Notre Dame, currently plays in Argentina) led La Union to a 2-point victory over the fourth-ranked Regatas Corrientes (18-12) 78-76 in the Argentinian LigaA on Sunday night. He was MVP of the game. Francis had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 13 rebounds in 31 minutes. La Union Formosa (6-20) is placed seventh in Norte group. Francis has relatively good stats this year: 13.9ppg and 8.3rpg in 32 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American.

   #2. Ryan Martin (206-F-91, college: Tenn Tech, currently plays in France) led STB Le Havre to a victory against the closely-ranked Lille Metropole (10-8) 72-65 in the French ProB (second division) in Friday night's game. Martin scored 13 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 29 minutes. STB Le Havre (10-8) is placed fourth in the ProB. It was his team's first victory after three consecutive loses. This year Martin has relatively solid stats: 13.0ppg, 7.0rpg and 1.5spg in two games. He has a dual citizenship: Jamaican and British. Despite Martin's Jamaican passport, he previously played for the British U20 national team and is probably not eligible to play for the Jamaican team.

   #3. Jevohn Shepherd (196-G/F-86, college: Michigan, currently plays in FIBA Europe Cup) was the major contributor in a 1-point Spirou Charleroi's victory against the second-ranked JSF Nanterre (4-2) 85-84 in the FIBA Europe Cup last Wednesday. Shepherd recorded 11 points and added 3 assists. It was his first game for Spirou Charleroi this season. His team is placed fifth in group Q. Shepherd is another player who holds two passports: Canadian and Jamaican.

   #4. Justin Rutty (200-F-89, agency: HMS, college: Quinnipiac, currently plays in Uruguay) contributed to an Union Atletica's victory against the sixth-ranked Cordon (1-8) 100-94 in a derby game in the Uruguayan LUB on Wednesday night. He had a double-double by scoring 13 points and getting 11 rebounds. Rutty also added 3 assists in 34 minutes. Union Atletica Montevideo (5-4) is placed fourth in Promocional 2 group. Rutty has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 18.3ppg, 10.0rpg and 1.9apg in nine games. Rutty is a naturalized American.

   #5. Sherman Gay (201-F/C-82, college: Loyola Mary, currently plays in Finland) could not help KTP-Basket (10-17) in their last game on Friday. Despite his very good performance KTP-Basket was edged 82-79 on the road by the higher-ranked Joensuun_Kataja (#4). Gay was the second best scorer with 22 points. He also added 9 rebounds and made 3 blocks. This season Gay has very high stats. He averages: 20.3ppg, 7.0rpg, 2.0bpg and 1.2spg. Gay is a naturalized American.

   #6. Sek Henry (193-G-87, college: Nebraska, currently plays in France) contributed to a 1-point Gravelines-Dunkerque's victory against the closely-ranked ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne Basket 82-81 in the French ProA last Sunday. He recorded 7 points and grabbed 5 rebounds in 34 minutes. This year Henry has relatively solid stats: 13.4ppg, 4.0rpg, 2.4apg and 1.4spg in 13 games. He is a naturalized American.

   #7. Phil Henry (203-PF-91, agency: Global Sports Plaza, college: E.New Mexico, currently plays in Slovakia) led Nova Ves to a victory over the league outsider Nitra 90-72 in the Slovakian SBL on Wednesday night. Henry was MVP of the game. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 13 rebounds. Henry also added and 4 steals. This season Henry has very high stats. He averages: 16.1ppg, 8.6rpg and 1.1apg. Henry is a naturalized American.

   #8. Kore White (205-F-89, college: S.Florida, currently plays in Indonesia) was the main contributor in a Pelita Jaya's victory against the league outsider Satya Wacana crushing them 95-69 in the Indonesian IBL in Sunday night's game. He was MVP of the game. White had a double-double by scoring 32 points and getting 16 rebounds. He also added 8 assists in 34 minutes. White has very impressive stats this year: 23.0ppg, 12.5rpg, 3.2apg, 1.2bpg and 1.8spg in six games. He is a naturalized American.

   #9. Jermaine Anderson (188-PG-83, college: Fordham, currently plays in ABA League) was not able to help Mornar Bar in their game against KK Zadar in the ABA League. Anderson cannot count Friday's game as one of the best ones. He recorded only 3 points and added 3 passes in 11 minutes. His team was badly defeated by 18 points 80-62. This year Anderson's total stats are: 2.5ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.0apg in four games. He has both Canadian and Jamaican nationalities.

   #10. Clint Robinson (203-F/C, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to a 3-point Ill.-Chicago's victory against the Youngstown State University 84-81 in the NCAA on Thursday night. Robinson scored 6 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Robinson's total stats this season are: 5.3ppg and 4.8rpg.



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Best players of Japanese B League D2 round 38 - by Eurobasket News

American Ryan Stephan (208-C-94) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for Tokyo Excel. and that's him to receive a Asia-basket.com B League D2 Player of the Week award for round 38.
The 22-year old center had a double-double of 25 points and fourteen rebounds, while his team crushed Kumamoto V. (#3, 28-8) with 20-point margin 109-89. Tokyo Excel. maintains the 4th position in their group in Japanese B League D2. Tokyo Excel. is rather a weak team placed in lower part in the standings. They need more victories to improve their 13-22 record. Stephan turned to be Tokyo Excel.'s top player in his first season with the team. Mesa State University graduate has very impressive stats this year. Stephan is in league's top in points (6th best: 16.8ppg), rebounds (7th best: 11.0rpg) and averages solid 1.0bpg and 54.9% FGP.

The second most remarkable performance in last round's games was 26-year old American forward Chehales Tapscott (195-F-90) of Kagawa FA. Tapscott impressed basketball fans with a double-double of 27 points and 14 rebounds. Bad luck as Kagawa FA lost that game 85-92 to slightly higher-ranked Bambitious Nara (#5, 13-23). Kagawa FA managed to keep the same 5th spot in Central. 26 lost games are too many comparing to just ten victories Kagawa FA managed to get this year. Tapscott is a newcomer at Kagawa FA 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 17.9ppg (#3). He also registered 8.8 boards per game.

The third best performed player last round was Canadian Chad Posthumus (211-C-91) of Shinshu BW (#6). Posthumus scored 17 points and grabbed sixteen rebounds (!!!). Despite Posthumus' great performance Shinshu BW lost 62-65 to the higher-ranked Yamagata (#3, 19-17). But his team cannot count on just a single player as he also needs help of the other teammates. Shinshu BW can only dream about fighting for top spots in Central. They have rather bad season and 10-27 record places them close to the bottom of the standings. Too bad for Posthumus he does not play for a better team. But maybe if he did, his season stats would not be that high. Posthumus has individually a great season in Japan. After only 8 games, he made it on the list of the league's leaders in rebounds with 10.0rpg (9th best).

Other top performing players last week:
4. Solomon Alabi (216-C-88) of Toyotsu FE - 27 points and 11 rebounds
5. Josh Davis (203-F-91) of Shimane SM - 20 points, 12 rebounds and 2 assists
6. Chukwudiebere Maduabum (206-F-91) of Kagoshima - 16 points, 16 rebounds and 2 assists
7. Rick Rickert (211-C/F-83) of Cyberdyne IR - 25 points, 14 rebounds and 2 assists
8. Terrance Woodbury (201-G-87) of Bambitious Nara - 22 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists
9. Scootie Randall (198-F-90) of Cyberdyne IR - 20 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists
10. Daichi Shimoyama (181-G-89) of Aomori Watts - 26 points, 3 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)



Jeff Ayres signs at Toyota Alvark - by Eurobasket News

Toyota Alvark Tokyo (B League) landed 30-year old American forward Jeff Ayres (206-109kg-87, college: Arizona State). He played recently at Los Angeles D-Fenders (D-League) in the U.S. In 22 games he averaged 12.8ppg and 7.2rpg this season. Ayres also spent pre-season at CSKA Moscow in Russian league earlier that year where in four D-League games he had 6.0ppg and 4.8rpg. He also played 3 games in D-League where he recorded 4.7ppg and 2.0rpg.
In 2009 Ayres was drafted by Sacramento Kings (NBA) in second round (31st overall). He attended Arizona State and it is his eighth season in pro basketball. Ayres' team won Gomelsky Cup.
Among other achievements he received USBasket.com All-D-League 1st Team award in 2016.
Ayres has played previously professionally in NBA (LA Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, San Antonio Spurs and Indiana Pacers) and D-League (Salt Lake City Stars and Iowa Energy).
His game is described as: (by Borko Popic for NBADraft.net in 2009)
He is a competitor, battles at all times to establish post position and is very active … His motor is excellent and he shows it by running the floor as well as anyone in the country … Around the basket he is very active and he knows how to move without the ball to get to open spaces … Has been the beneficiary of some great passes, but a lot of it has to do with his ability to read the action as well as being able to catch pretty much any pass that is thrown his way.
His repertoire in the post is limited, as a result he does not demand much attention from defenses … Struggles getting his shot of against bigger defenders
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By Eurobasket Data Center

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Higher League Round 4 (Second Stage): Okzetpes hand first loss to Bars - by Eurobasket News

There will be only one (last) round of the Second Stage in Higher League. The fans could enjoy quite many interesting games in the last round. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team and games ending by tiny margin.

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Bars (9-1) in Kokshetau on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Okzetpes (6-4) 87-81. Worth to mention a great performance of center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. point guard Roman Mineev (177-98) contributed with 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Guard Vladimir Voeykov (184-89) replied with 20 points for Bars. Okzetpes maintains seventh position with 6-4 record, which they share with Tigers Ast. Bars at the other side keep the fifth place with one game lost. Okzetpes is looking forward to face Irtysh (#9) in Pavlodar in the next round. Bars will play at home against Barsy-2 (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Important game to mention about took place in Atyrau. Fifth ranked Bars (9-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Barsy-2 (7-3) 89-86 in the fight for the fifth place. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Vladimir Voeykov (184-89) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and Valentin Kirilin who added 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Ilyas Zhunussov (175-98) responded with 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Barsy-2 lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with three games lost. Bars will play against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana in the next round. Barsy-2 will play again on the road against Bars in Petropavlovsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to eighth ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) 96-48 on Tuesday evening. The winners were led by Evgeniy Ermakov who scored that evening 20 points and 7 rebounds. Even 20 points by Bogdan Ivanchikin did not help to save the game for Kaspiy-2. Tigers Ast. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Okzetpes. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Tigers Ast. will meet at home higher ranked Bars (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaspiy-2 will play again against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to fifth ranked Bars (9-1) 103-40. Andrey Surnin fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Kaspiy-2 at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Bars' next round opponent will be Barsy-2 (#6) in Atyrau. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to ninth ranked Irtysh (2-8) 86-42 on Monday evening. It was a very good performance for I. Eremenko who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Irtysh maintains ninth position with 2-8 record. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Irtysh will face higher ranked Okzetpes (#7) in Kokshetau in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.

Other games in round 4 were not that significant. Irtysh was smashed by Okzetpes on the road 86-60. Barsy-2 won against Irtysh on its own court 81-65. Okzetpes managed to outperform Tigers Ast. in Kokshetau 99-83. Tigers Ast. managed to beat Irtysh at home 81-69. Bars defeated Irtysh on the opponent's court 80-67. Bars beat Tigers Ast. in a home game 62-58. Okzetpes lost to Barsy-2 on the road 64-72. Winless Kaspiy-2 were outscored by Barsy-2 on its own court 42-69. Tigers Ast. managed to beat Barsy-2 in Astana 68-61. Okzetpes crushed Kaspiy-2 at home 107-59.

Okzetpes - Irtysh 86-60

No shocking result in a game when seventh ranked Okzetpes (6-4) crushed 9th ranked Irtysh (2-8) in Kokshetau 86-60 on Tuesday. Okzetpes forced 24 Irtysh turnovers. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 21 assists. It was a very good performance for center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) who helped to win the game recording 41 points (!!!) and 9 rebounds (on 14-of-18 shooting from the field). Point guard Roman Mineev (177-98) contributed with 25 points and 8 rebounds for the winners. I Eremenko replied with 14 points and 9 rebounds and forward Askar Ahmetzhan (196-97) added 8 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Irtysh. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Okzetpes maintains seventh position with 6-4 record, which they share with Tigers Ast. Loser Irtysh keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Okzetpes will face again Irtysh (#9) in Pavlodar in the next round. Irtysh will play on the road against Kaspiy-2 in Aktau and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Okzetpes: V.Ivanov 41+9reb+3ast, R.Mineev 25+8reb+3ast, V.Gassman 5+4reb, R.Chernyavskiy 4+2reb+2ast, S.Khrenkov 3+1reb+1ast, S.Klimovets 3+5reb+4ast
Irtysh: I.Eremenko 14+9reb, V.Prihodchenko 9+3reb, A.Ahmetzhan 8+9reb+1ast, I.Kuznecov 7+2reb+1ast, K.Demesinov 6+6reb+3ast, I.Sidorenko 5+2reb
gschID: 536140


Kaspiy-2 - Tigers Ast. 48-96

Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to eighth ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) 96-48 on Tuesday evening. Tigers Ast. dominated down low during the game scoring 50 of its points in the paint compared to Kaspiy-2's 30 and made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. They outrebounded Kaspiy-2 43-30 including 16 on the offensive glass. Great defensive blocking was one of the keys in this match when Tigers Ast. made 7 blocks. The winners were led by guard Evgeniy Ermakov (188-89) who scored that evening 20 points and 7 rebounds and swingman Sergey Datlik (192-86) supported him with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. Five Tigers Ast. players scored in double figures. Even 20 points by point guard Bogdan Ivanchikin (175-0) did not help to save the game for Kaspiy-2. Swingman Nikolay Dedov (195-0) added 2 points and 7 rebounds for lost side. Tigers Ast. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Okzetpes. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Tigers Ast. will meet at home higher ranked Bars (#5) in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaspiy-2 will play again against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana and hopes to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Tigers Ast.: E.Ermakov 20+7reb+3ast, S.Datlik 19+6reb+4ast, A.Ayzhanov 15+4reb+6ast, E.Nurbaev 12+7reb+3ast, A.Tulegenov 11+6reb+1ast, K.Muldashev 10+6reb+1ast
Kaspiy-2: B.Ivanchikin 20+4reb+2ast, L.Kachaev 8+1reb+1ast, D.Muhin 6+3reb, A.Dzhakauov 4+3reb, R.Suleimanov 4+1reb, M.Otabaev 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 536138


Barsy-2 - Bars 86-89

Important game to mention about took place in Atyrau. Fifth ranked Bars (9-1) saved a 3-point victory on the road edging 6th ranked Barsy-2 (7-3) 89-86 in the fight for the fifth place. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Vladimir Voeykov (184-89) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!) and 5 rebounds and Russian point guard Valentin Kirilin (181-97) who added 17 points and 6 rebounds during the contest. At the losing side point guard Ilyas Zhunussov (175-98) responded with 29 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals and international center Askar Maidekin (205-97) scored 12 points and 8 rebounds. Both coaches used bench players in such tough game. Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Barsy-2 lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth place with three games lost. Bars will play against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana in the next round. Barsy-2 will play again on the road against Bars in Petropavlovsk and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bars: V.Voeykov 33+5reb+3ast, V.Kirilin 17+6reb+3ast, M.Kobzarenko 12+3reb+3ast, R.Dedov 9+3reb+1ast, R.Galimov 6+6reb+3ast, A.Antropov 5+5reb+1ast
Barsy-2: I.Zhunussov 29+5reb+5ast, A.Maidekin 12+8reb+2ast, A.Marat 11+1reb+1ast, O.Bolashov 9+2reb+1ast, A.Tabeshev 9+2reb+1ast, M.Uapov 8+2reb
gschID: 536139


Barsy-2 - Irtysh 81-65

Rather expected game when 9th ranked Irtysh (2-8) lost to sixth ranked Barsy-2 (7-3) in Atyrau 65-81 on Friday. Barsy-2 forced 27 Irtysh turnovers. Strangely Irtysh outrebounded Barsy-2 38-25 including 27 on the defensive glass. Irtysh was plagued by 31 personal fouls down the stretch. It was a very good performance for international center Askar Maidekin (205-97) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 19 points and 11 rebounds. Guard Askar Tabeshev (185-98) contributed with 11 points and 5 steals for the winners. Swingman Vitaly Prihodchenko (195-98) replied with 14 points and 7 rebounds and forward Askar Ahmetzhan (196-97) added 13 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Irtysh. Four Irtysh players scored in double figures. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Barsy-2 maintains sixth position with 7-3 record. Loser Irtysh keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Barsy-2 will face higher ranked Bars (#5) in Petropavlovsk in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Irtysh will play at home against Okzetpes (#7) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barsy-2: A.Maidekin 19+11reb+1ast, A.Tabeshev 11+2reb, E.Kushniruk 9+2ast, I.Nagimov 9+3reb, A.Marat 8+2reb, O.Bolashov 6+2reb+1ast
Irtysh: V.Prihodchenko 14+7reb+2ast, A.Ahmetzhan 13+9reb, B.Mirbekov 12+4reb, S.Rovoviy 10+10reb+2ast, I.Kuznecov 8+1ast, I.Eremenko 6+3reb+1ast
gschID: 528976


Bars - Kaspiy-2 103-40

Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to fifth ranked Bars (9-1) 103-40. Bars dominated down low during the game scoring 72 of its points in the paint compared to Kaspiy-2's 28. Bars forced 20 Kaspiy-2 turnovers and outrebounded them 45-18 including a 30-13 advantage in defensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 25 assists comparing to just 5 passes made by Kaspiy-2's players. Forward Andrey Surnin (190-92) fired a double-double by scoring 10 points and 15 rebounds for the winners. Power forward Maxim Nalagov (198-94) chipped in 18 points and 7 rebounds. Five Bars players scored in double figures. Point guard Bogdan Ivanchikin (175-0) produced 15 points and 6 steals and point guard Aibek Dzhakauov (180-98) added 9 points and 6 rebounds respectively for lost side. Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Kaspiy-2 at the other side still closes the standings with ten games lost. Bars' next round opponent will be Barsy-2 (#6) in Atyrau. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Bars: M.Nalagov 18+7reb+1ast, V.Voeykov 16+5reb+3ast, D.Kuznetsov 16+4reb+3ast, R.Dedov 14+1reb+3ast, V.Kirilin 14+6reb+5ast, M.Kobzarenko 13+5reb+3ast
Kaspiy-2: B.Ivanchikin 15+4reb+1ast, L.Kachaev 11+1reb+1ast, A.Dzhakauov 9+6reb+1ast, N.Dedov 3+3reb+1ast, D.Muhin 2+1ast, M.Otabaev 0+1reb
gschID: 528975


Tigers Ast. - Okzetpes 83-99

The game between closely ranked teams ended with seventh ranked Okzetpes' (6-4) road victory over 8th ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) in Astana 99-83 on Friday. Okzetpes dominated down low during the game scoring 90 of its points in the paint compared to Tigers Ast.'s 46. They outrebounded Tigers Ast. 42-22 including 17 on the offensive glass. It was a very good performance for center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 30 points, 17 rebounds, 4 assists and 5 steals. Forward Samat Karbayev (194-89) contributed with a double-double by scoring 28 points and 11 rebounds for the winners. The former international point guard Egor Biryulin (186-86) replied with 39 points (!!!) and the former international swingman Ilya Koptelov (194-88) added 27 points in the effort for Tigers Ast.Tigers Ast.'s coach Ilya Koptalov rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Okzetpes maintains seventh position with 6-4 record, which they share with defeated Tigers Ast. Okzetpes will face Irtysh (#9) in Pavlodar in the next round.
Top scorers:
Okzetpes: V.Ivanov 30+17reb+4ast, S.Karbayev 28+11reb+1ast, R.Mineev 19+5reb+1ast, V.Vasiliev 9+2reb+6ast, V.Gassman 4+1reb+1ast, S.Khrenkov 3+4reb+1ast
Tigers Ast.: E.Biryulin 39+1reb+1ast, I.Koptelov 27+1ast, E.Ermakov 8+5reb+3ast, A.Kabdulkarimov 4+3reb+1ast, A.Ayzhanov 3+4reb, E.Nurbaev 2+1ast
gschID: 528973


Tigers Ast. - Irtysh 81-69

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 9th ranked Irtysh's (2-8) road loss to eighth ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) in Astana 69-81 on Sunday. Tigers Ast. shot the lights out from three sinking 16 long-distance shots on high 53.3 percentage. It was a very good performance for swingman Sergey Datlik (192-86) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 9 rebounds. Guard Evgeniy Ermakov (188-89) contributed with 17 points, 6 assists and 4 steals for the winners. Swingman Vitaly Prihodchenko (195-98) replied with 20 points and 8 rebounds and forward Askar Ahmetzhan (196-97) added 15 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Irtysh. Irtysh's coach rotated twelve players in this game, but that didn't help. Tigers Ast. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Okzetpes. Loser Irtysh keeps the ninth position with eight games lost. Tigers Ast. will face bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 (#10) in Aktau in the next round. Irtysh will play at home against Okzetpes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Tigers Ast.: S.Datlik 23+9reb+2ast, E.Ermakov 17+4reb+6ast, A.Kabdulkarimov 17+9reb, A.Ayzhanov 9+5reb+2ast, S.Buzun 8+7reb+3ast, E.Nurbaev 5+2reb+6ast
Irtysh: V.Prihodchenko 20+8reb+3ast, A.Ahmetzhan 15+9reb+2ast, I.Eremenko 8+3reb, T.Gergert 8+3reb+5ast, S.Rovoviy 5+5reb+1ast, A.Kozkarin 5+1reb
gschID: 536133


Irtysh - Bars 67-80

Everything went according to plan when fifth ranked Bars (9-1) defeated 9th ranked Irtysh (2-8) in Pavlodar 80-67 on Saturday. It was a very good performance for guard Vladimir Voeykov (184-89) who helped to win the game recording 33 points (!!!). Russian point guard Valentin Kirilin (181-97) contributed with 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals for the winners. Forward Askar Ahmetzhan (196-97) replied with 29 points and 5 steals (on 11-of-12 shooting from the field) and swingman Teodor Gergert (195-99) added 10 points and 4 assists in the effort for Irtysh. Irtysh's coach rotated eleven players in this game, but that didn't help. Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Loser Irtysh keeps the ninth place with eight games lost. Bars will face Barsy-2 (#6) in Atyrau in the next round. Irtysh will play at home against Okzetpes and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Bars: V.Voeykov 33+4reb+2ast, V.Kirilin 13+5reb+5ast, A.Antropov 12+7reb+2ast, A.Surnin 6+1reb+1ast, R.Dedov 6+1reb+3ast, M.Kobzarenko 5+3reb+2ast
Irtysh: A.Ahmetzhan 29+2reb, T.Gergert 10+2reb+4ast, A.Zauzr 7+3reb+4ast, I.Kuznecov 7+2reb+1ast, V.Prihodchenko 5+6reb+1ast, A.Bogatyrev 5
gschID: 528974


Bars - Tigers Ast. 62-58

There was no surprise when 8th ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) lost to fifth ranked Bars (9-1) in Petropavlovsk 58-62 on Monday. It was a very good performance for power forward Maxim Nalagov (198-94) who helped to win the game recording 9 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals. Guard Rustam Galimov (189-85) contributed with 8 points and 7 rebounds for the winners. Bars' coach Pavel Antonenko used a ten-player rotation in such tough game. Guard Evgeniy Ermakov (188-89) replied with 15 points and 7 rebounds and forward Aspandyar Ayzhanov (198-92) added 12 points and 5 rebounds in the effort for Tigers Ast.Bars maintains fifth position with 9-1 record. Loser Tigers Ast. dropped to the seventh place with four games lost. Bars will face Barsy-2 (#6) in Atyrau in the next round. Tigers Ast. will play at home against Kaspiy-2 and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Bars: M.Kobzarenko 11+2reb+2ast, M.Nalagov 9+11reb+4ast, R.Galimov 8+7reb+2ast, V.Kirilin 7+3reb+3ast, V.Yanchurov 7+1reb, A.Surnin 6+1reb+1ast
Tigers Ast.: E.Ermakov 15+7reb+2ast, A.Ayzhanov 12+5reb+1ast, E.Nurbaev 11+1reb+3ast, A.Tulegenov 8+1reb+1ast, S.Datlik 6+7reb+1ast, B.Aynabekov 3+3reb+3ast
gschID: 536136


Barsy-2 - Okzetpes 72-64

Everything could happen in Atyrau at the game between two tied teams. Both sixth ranked Barsy-2 and 7th ranked Okzetpes had identical 6-3 record. This time Barsy-2 used a home court advantage and beat the opponent from Kokshetau 72-64 on Monday night. It was a very good performance for international center Askar Maidekin (205-97) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 13 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Ilyas Zhunussov (175-98) contributed with 15 points and 5 assists for the winners. Barsy-2's coach used an eleven-player rotation which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) replied with 30 points and 9 rebounds and guard Viktor Gassman (184-92) added 11 points and 10 rebounds in the effort for Okzetpes. Barsy-2 maintains sixth position with 7-3 record. Loser Okzetpes keep the seventh place with four games lost. Barsy-2 will face higher ranked Bars (#5) in Petropavlovsk in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Okzetpes will play on the road against Irtysh in Pavlodar and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Barsy-2: I.Zhunussov 15+3reb+5ast, A.Maidekin 13+13reb+1ast, A.Tabeshev 11+3reb+3ast, O.Bolashov 8+1reb, E.Kushniruk 7+11reb+1ast, B.Lachsh 7+1reb
Okzetpes: V.Ivanov 30+9reb+1ast, V.Gassman 11+10reb+1ast, R.Mineev 10+6reb, S.Karbayev 6+2reb+1ast, A.Portnyagin 3, V.Vasiliev 2+3reb+3ast
gschID: 536137


Irtysh - Kaspiy-2 86-42

Bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 is still unable to win any game. This time they lost on the road their tenth consecutive match to ninth ranked Irtysh (2-8) 86-42 on Monday evening. Irtysh made 18-of-21 free shots (85.7 percent) during the game. Irtysh outrebounded Kaspiy-2 45-29 including a 19-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. It was a very good performance for I. Eremenko who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 10 points and 11 rebounds. Swingman Ilya Sidorenko (193-98) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Four Irtysh players scored in double figures. Point guard Dmitry Muhin (172-0) replied with 19 points and point guard Bogdan Ivanchikin (175-0) added 12 points and 4 steals in the effort for Kaspiy-2. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Irtysh maintains ninth position with 2-8 record. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Irtysh will face higher ranked Okzetpes (#7) in Kokshetau in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Irtysh: I.Sidorenko 15+3reb+2ast, B.Mirbekov 13, A.Ahmetzhan 12+5reb+1ast, N.Gushcin 12+5reb+1ast, I.Eremenko 10+11reb, S.Rovoviy 9+9reb
Kaspiy-2: D.Muhin 19+1reb, B.Ivanchikin 12+3reb+2ast, A.Dzhakauov 5+6reb+1ast, V.Simonov 2+3reb, A.Zhangozhin 2, L.Kachaev 1+6reb+3ast
gschID: 536135


Okzetpes - Bars 87-81

The most crucial game of the last round was the first loss of Bars (9-1) in Kokshetau on Sunday night. Visitors were defeated by seventh ranked Okzetpes (6-4) 87-81. Worth to mention a great performance of center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points, 11 rebounds and 4 assists. Point guard Roman Mineev (177-98) contributed with 26 points and 6 rebounds for the winners. Four Okzetpes players scored in double figures. Guard Vladimir Voeykov (184-89) replied with 20 points and forward Aleksandr Antropov (195-93) added 11 points and 9 rebounds in the effort for Bars. Okzetpes maintains seventh position with 6-4 record, which they share with Tigers Ast. Bars at the other side keep the fifth place with one game lost. Okzetpes is looking forward to face Irtysh (#9) in Pavlodar in the next round. Bars will play at home against Barsy-2 (#6) and it may be a tough game between close rivals.
Top scorers:
Okzetpes: R.Mineev 26+6reb+2ast, V.Ivanov 24+11reb+4ast, V.Gassman 13+7reb+4ast, S.Khrenkov 11+5reb+2ast, V.Vasiliev 7+4reb+2ast, S.Karbayev 6+2reb
Bars: V.Voeykov 20+3reb+2ast, M.Kobzarenko 11+3ast, A.Antropov 11+9reb+2ast, R.Dedov 9+4reb+1ast, R.Galimov 9+4reb+7ast, A.Surnin 7+4reb+1ast
gschID: 536134


Kaspiy-2 - Barsy-2 42-69

Very expected game when bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 (0-10) was smashed by sixth ranked Barsy-2 (7-3) in Aktau 69-42 on Sunday. Barsy-2 dominated down low during the game scoring 46 of its points in the paint compared to Kaspiy-2's 24. Quite impressive performance for point guard Erkanat Kairosev (181-0) who helped to win the game recording 14 points and 7 steals. Guard Ivan Dabrikov (187-99) contributed with 15 points for the winners. Barsy-2's coach felt very confident that he used 10 players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Point guard Leonid Kachaev (185-96) replied with 10 points and 4 steals and point guard Dmitry Muhin (172-0) added 13 points and 5 steals in the effort for Kaspiy-2. Barsy-2 maintains sixth position with 7-3 record. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Barsy-2 will face higher ranked Bars (#5) in Petropavlovsk in the next round and it may be quite challenging game. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. (#8) in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Barsy-2: I.Dabrikov 15+1reb, E.Kairosev 14+2reb, E.Kushniruk 10+3reb+1ast, N.Nalivaiko 8+3reb+1ast, I.Zhunussov 7+2ast, A.Parfenov 6+2reb
Kaspiy-2: D.Muhin 13+2reb, N.Dedov 10+4reb, L.Kachaev 10+3reb+2ast, A.Dzhakauov 6+2reb+2ast, R.Suleimanov 2+3reb+1ast, B.Ivanchikin 1+1reb+1ast
gschID: 536132


Barsy-2 - Tigers Ast. 61-68

There was a small surprise when eighth ranked Tigers Ast. (6-4) won against 6th ranked Barsy-2 (7-3) in Atyrau 68-61 on Saturday. They outrebounded Barsy-2 41-26 including a 15-2 advantage in offensive rebounds. Quite impressive performance for swingman Sergey Buzun (192-97) who helped to win the game recording 8 points and 16 rebounds. The former international swingman Ilya Koptelov (194-88) contributed with 14 points for the winners. Four Tigers Ast. players scored in double figures. International center Askar Maidekin (205-97) replied with a double-double by scoring 22 points and 10 rebounds (on 10-of-12 shooting from the field) and point guard Ilyas Zhunussov (175-98) added 11 points in the effort for Barsy-2. Both coaches tested many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Tigers Ast. moved-up to seventh place, which they share with Okzetpes. Barsy-2 lost third consecutive game. They keep the sixth position with three games lost. Tigers Ast. will face bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 (#10) in Aktau in the next round.
Top scorers:
Tigers Ast.: S.Datlik 16+3reb, I.Koptelov 14+4reb+1ast, E.Ermakov 13+1reb+3ast, A.Kabdulkarimov 13+5reb, S.Buzun 8+16reb+2ast, E.Biryulin 4+4reb+6ast
Barsy-2: A.Maidekin 22+10reb+1ast, I.Zhunussov 11+1reb+2ast, A.Tabeshev 7+1reb+3ast, O.Bolashov 6+2reb+1ast, I.Nagimov 5+2reb, N.Nalivaiko 4
gschID: 528971


Okzetpes - Kaspiy-2 107-59

Not a big story in a game when bottom-ranked Kaspiy-2 (0-10) was outscored by seventh ranked Okzetpes (6-4) in Kokshetau 107-59 on Saturday. Okzetpes dominated down low during the game scoring 86 of its points in the paint compared to Kaspiy-2's 46. Okzetpes forced 20 Kaspiy-2 turnovers and outrebounded them 46-26 including a 20-7 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 26 assists comparing to just 4 passes made by Kaspiy-2's players. Kaspiy-2 was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Quite impressive performance for center Vladimir Ivanov (203-94) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and 8 rebounds (on 15-of-18 shooting from the field). Forward Vladislav Strikhan (196-99) contributed with a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds for the winners. Point guard Bogdan Ivanchikin (175-0) replied with 23 points and 5 steals and point guard Dmitry Muhin (172-0) added 20 points and 7 steals in the effort for Kaspiy-2. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Okzetpes maintains seventh position with 6-4 record, which they share with Tigers Ast. Loser Kaspiy-2 still closes the standings with ten games lost. Okzetpes will face Irtysh (#9) in Pavlodar in the next round. Kaspiy-2 will play on the road against Tigers Ast. in Astana and looks forward to get finally their first victory.
Top scorers:
Okzetpes: V.Ivanov 30+8reb+2ast, V.Strikhan 24+10reb, R.Mineev 19+9reb+3ast, I.Kavun 7+1reb+2ast, V.Gassman 6+4reb+3ast, A.Kasymov 6+2reb+3ast
Kaspiy-2: B.Ivanchikin 23+4reb+1ast, D.Muhin 20+3reb+1ast, V.Simonov 8+3reb+1ast, A.Dzhakauov 2+5reb, L.Kachaev 2+5reb, A.Zhangozhin 2
gschID: 528972





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  KOSOVO  


Scott Bamforth selected the top Kosovan playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Scott Bamforth
Scott Bamforth
   #1. This week's number one is an international swingman Scott Bamforth (188-89, agency: BeoBasket, college: Weber St., currently plays in Spain). Bamforth led RETAbet BB to a victory over the closely-ranked Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) 82-76 in the Spanish Liga Endesa last Sunday. He was MVP of the game. Bamforth scored 15 points. RETAbet Bilbao Basket (9-10) is placed ninth in the Liga Endesa. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Bamforth has relatively good stats this season: 14.3ppg, 3.5rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 57.1%(48-84), 3FGP: 37.1% and FT: 92.3%(72-78). He is a naturalized American. Bamforth is currently a member of the Kosovan senior national team. Strangely he has never played in Kosovo.

Jaren Sina
Jaren Sina
   #2. Second place goes to an international guard Jaren Sina (188-94, currently plays college basketball in the States). Sina contributed to G.Washington's victory against the St.Bonaventure University (4-9) 76-70 in the NCAA in Saturday night's game. He recorded 22 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists. The The George Washington University has 5-7 conference record this season. This year Sina averages: 10.0ppg, 3.0rpg, 3.0apg, 2FGP: 27.5%, 3FGP: 39.8% and FT: 86.7%. He is a naturalized American. Sina is in the roster of the Kosovan senior national team. Apparently he has never played in Kosovo.

Nadi Beciri
Nadi Beciri
   #3. The Kosovan player who performed third best last week abroad was an international forward Nadi Beciri (201, currently studies in the States). He managed to help Fairleigh Dickinson University in a victory against the Central Connecticut State University (8-5) 79-62 in the NCAA in Thursday night's game. Beciri scored only one point in 9 minutes on the court. The Fairleigh Dickinson University has a solid 9-5 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. This year Beciri's overall stats are: 1.9ppg, 1.3rpg, 2FGP: 37.5%, 3FGP: 57.1% in 21 games he played so far. He is a naturalized American. Beciri is also a member of the Kosovan senior national team. Interesting that he has never played in Kosovo.

Arif Mehmetaj
Arif Mehmetaj
   #4. Forward Arif Mehmetaj (201-94, currently plays in NCAA2). Mehmetaj could not help the Daemen College (9-5) to beat the St.Thomas Aquinas College. He recorded 8 points and added 3 passes. The Daemen College was crushed 84-50 on the road by the St.Thomas Aquinas College. They ended the series of six consecutive victories. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. Mehmetaj has individually a very good season with high stats. He averages: 15.5ppg, 5.1rpg and 1.5apg. Mehmetaj is a naturalized American. He is also Kosovan national team player. However Mehmetaj has never played in Kosovo.

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

   #1. Kenan Sipahi (197-PG-95, currently plays in Turkey) contributed to Besiktas' victory against the 13th-ranked Istanbul BBSK (6-12) 86-73 in a derby game in the Turkish BSL in Saturday night's game. He scored 8 points in 19 minutes. Besiktas Sompo Japan Istanbul (14-4) is placed third in the BSL. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. It's Sipahi's first season with the team. This year Sipahi averages: 3.6ppg, 1.3rpg and 2.0apg in 16 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Kosovan and Turkish.

   #2. Shawn Jones (203-PF-92, college: Middle Tenn.St., currently plays in EuroCup) managed to help Hapoel Jerusalem in a victory against the closely-ranked BC Nizhny Novgorod (1-5) 81-73 in the Eurocup on Wednesday night. Jones scored 5 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 9 minutes. It was the game of the round between two top 4 ranked teams. Hapoel Jerusalem (5-1) is placed first in the Eurocup. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. It's Jones' first season with the team. This year he averages: 5.5ppg and 3.6rpg in 13 games. Jones is a naturalized American. Apparently he has never played in Kosovo.

   #3. Erjon Kastrati (198-SG-94, currently plays in Slovenia) contributed to Krka's victory against the closely-ranked Hopsi Polzela (12-6) 70-64 in the Slovenian Liga Nova KBM last Wednesday. Kastrati scored 6 points in 15 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 is very crucial. It's Kastrati's fifth season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 9.4ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.3apg in 16 games. Kastrati is another player who holds two passports: Kosovan and Albanian.

   #4. Lis Shoshi (211-F-94, currently plays college basketball in the States), who plays in the NCAA could not help the UALR (4-7) to beat the University of Texas at Arlington (7-3). He scored only 4 points, had 8 rebounds and made 4 blocks. The UALR was badly defeated 71-55 at home by the University of Texas at. There are only four games left until the end of the NCAA Regular Season. So now every game will be important. Shoshi's overall stats this season are: 9.4ppg, 7.6rpg, 1.6apg and 1.6bpg.

Other top Kosovan players, who play abroad:

Justin Doellman (205-F-85) plays for FC Barcelona in Spanish Liga Endesa
Gezim Morina (203-C/F-92) plays for KK Primorska in Slovenian Liga Nova KBM
Dardan Berisha (191-SG-88) plays for AZS Polfarmex in Polish PLK
Fahri Breca (190-G-85) plays for Recklinghausen in German ProB
Bardhosh Kelmeni (195-G-98) plays for Malbas in Swedish Basketligan
Damir Nicevic (205-C-76) plays for Vogosca in Bosnia and Herzegovina Division II
Elio Sadiku (186-PG-91) plays for Cognac BB in French NM2
Gerti Shima (204-PF-86) plays for SK Tirana in Albanian Superliga
Valon Gashi (202-F/C-87) plays for Trelleborg in Swedish Basketettan
Valdet Obertinca (197-F/G-82) plays for Hoganas in Swedish Basketettan
Hekuran Pireva (C/F-86) plays for Trelleborg in Swedish Basketettan

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



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  LATVIA  

Standings - LBAL

LBL2 Standings
Places 1-12
 1. Turiba 17-0 
 2. Kekava 15-1 
 3. Jelgava 13-4 
 4. ViA 12-4 
 5. Marupe 9-8 
 6. Ogre/Kumho Tyre 8-8 
 7. RSU 8-8 
 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 13-1 
 2. DSN/SB 8-4 
 3. VEF skola 8-5 
 4. LU/BS Riga 7-3 
 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 13

Feb. 16: VEF skola - LU/BS Riga 76-92
Feb. 17: ViA - Livani
Feb. 17: RTU - Jelgava
Feb. 17: RSU - Limbazi
Feb. 17: Madona - Riga/Ridzene
Feb. 18: LU/BS Riga - Jekabpils II
Feb. 18: Gulbenes Buki - Marupe


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.17.9 
 8. Zotovs, VEF skola17.5 
 9. Skute, Madona17.3 
 10. Osins, Limbazi16.7 
Rebounds Per Game
 Martin BARRETT
  Madona
  (196-F/G-)
  Avg: 14.1
 1. Barrett, Madona14.1 
 2. Dubults, ViA11.5 
 3. Cavars, Kekava11.0 
 4. Mednis, Gulbenes Buki10.6 
 5. Vikentsyeu, VeA10.5 
 6. Gertners, DSN/.9.8 
 7. Metnieks, Marupe9.1 
 8. Krumins, Jelgava8.9 
 9. Ginters, RSU8.8 
 10. Ramanis, Valmier.8.7 
Assists Per Game
 Gatis JUSTOVICS
  Jelgava
  (184-G-87)
  Avg: 7.7
 1. Justovics, Jelgava7.7 
 2. Buikis, Saldus7.6 
 3. Kohanovs, ViA6.4 
 4. Endzels, Turiba6.3 
 5. Bikovs, RTU5.8 
 6. Osins, Limbazi5.7 
 7. Zotovs, VEF skola5.5 
 8. Paze, Marupe5.4 
 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 skola2.7 
 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: 1.5
 1. Avotins, Jekabpil.1.5 
 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. Indrikovs, Ogre/Kum.1.0 
 8. Jurjans, RSU1.0 
 9. Viksna, Livani0.9 
 10. Vikentsyeu, VeA0.9 


LBL2 Round 12 (Second Stage): Ventspils Augstskola lose their first game against LU/BS Riga - by Eurobasket News

There was no lack of excitement in the last round games. The round ended with loss of the undefeated team, derby games and favorites losing the games.

The most surprising game was the first loss of Ventspils Augstskola (13-1) on the court of eighteenth ranked LU/BS Riga on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by LU/BS Riga 92-57. The game without a history. LU/BS Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Ventspils Augstskola's 36. LU/BS Riga had a 32-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Ventspils Augstskola's players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Davis Klegeris (184-97) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and center Davids Ozolins (201-98) who added 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Kristaps Kilps (189-1) with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Ventspils Augstskola's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. LU/BS Riga have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixteenth place. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with one game lost. LU/BS Riga are looking forward to face Jekabpils II (#19) at home in the next round. Ventspils Augstskola will have a break next round.
The game between Top Four teams took place in Turiba. Top-ranked host Turiba (17-0) defeated 4th ranked ViA (12-4) 94-76. The winners were led by point guard Elvis Endzels (188-94) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 17 assists and Rihards Adins supported him with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Turiba's coach Ziedonis Jansons used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 4 assists by center Reinis Ermansons (197-96) did not help to save the game for ViA. Undefeated Turiba have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-0 record. ViA at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Turiba will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. ViA will play at home against Livani (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Bottom-ranked BJBS Riga (0-10) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to fifteenth ranked VEF skola (8-4) 88-75 on Sunday evening. The best player for the winners was Oskars Hlebovickis who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. VEF skola's coach let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was Aivars Dambis who recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals. VEF skola have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with DSN/SB. Loser BJBS Riga still closes the standings with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
The game in Ogre supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked RSU (8-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Ogre/Kumho Tyre (8-8). Ogre/Kumho Tyre smashed RSU 85-60. It was a good game for Sandis Bets who led his team to a victory with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ogre/Kumho Tyre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated RSU. Ogre/Kumho Tyre will have a break next round.
An interesting game took place in Saldus where 7th ranked Ogre/Kumho Tyre (8-8) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Saldus (4-14) 80-68 on Friday. Worth to mention a great performance of Edgars Buikis who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 assists. Saldus' coach Edgars Buikis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. Saldus maintains tenth position with 4-14 record. Loser Ogre/Kumho Tyre dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.

There were no shocking results in the other games in round 12: DSN/SB lost to VeA on the opponent's court 65-82. Jelgava managed to outperform Gulbenes Buki in a home game 94-84. Jekabpils II was rolled over VEF skola on the road 98-71. ViA defeated Marupe on its own court 70-64. Jelgava smashed Livani in a road game 96-76. Kekava won against RTU at home 75-67. Madona unfortunately lost to Valmiera/ORDO-2 on the opponent's court 90-98.
The most impressive stats of the last round was 15 points and 11 rebounds by Davids Viksne of Valmiera/ORDO-2.

Ogre/Kumho Tyre - RSU 85-60

The game in Ogre supposed to be also worth to mention about. 6th ranked RSU (8-8) played at the court of seventh ranked Ogre/Kumho Tyre (8-8). Ogre/Kumho Tyre smashed RSU 85-60. The game was mostly controlled by Ogre/Kumho Tyre. RSU was better in fourth quarter 20-15. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Ogre/Kumho Tyre had a 35-24 advantage in offensive rebounds. Their players were unselfish on offense dishing 26 assists. It was a good game for guard Sandis Bets (194-92) who led his team to a victory with 24 points, 6 rebounds and 6 assists. Power forward Janis Lasmanis (199-87) contributed with 15 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists for the winners. Guard Toms Skipars (185-96) replied with 15 points and 6 rebounds and guard Aleksis-Valts Putnins (190-94) added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists in the effort for RSU. The winner was already known earlier in the game, so both coaches allowed to play the bench players saving starting five for next games. Ogre/Kumho Tyre moved-up to sixth place, which they share with defeated RSU. Ogre/Kumho Tyre will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Ogre/Kumho Tyre: S.Bets 24+6reb+6ast, J.Lasmanis 15+9reb+4ast, M.Brencans 9+3reb+1ast, M.Kokins 9+8reb+1ast, R.Pabrieza 7+2reb+6ast, S.Jekabsons 7+6reb+1ast
RSU: T.Skipars 15+6reb+1ast, K.Jurjans 13+3reb+1ast, J.Holz 7+4reb+1ast, J.Sapovalovs 7+6reb+1ast, A.Valts Putnins 7+6reb+7ast, S.Bulahs 4+6reb+2ast
gschID: 530282


VeA - DSN/SB 82-65

The game between closely ranked teams ended with 14th ranked DSN/SB's (8-4) road loss to thirteenth ranked Ventspils Augstskola (13-1) 65-82 on Wednesday. The game without a history. Ventspils Augstskola led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. Ventspils Augstskola forced 26 DSN/SB turnovers. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Reinis Krumins (194-0) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 7 rebounds and Belarusian guard Vlad Mikulskiy (192-98) who added 16 points and 5 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Janis Gertners (206-99) with a double-double by scoring 12 points and 10 rebounds and guard Edgars Barbejs (182-97) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Five Ventspils Augstskola and four DSN/SB players scored in double figures. DSN/SB's coach Martins Fomins rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Ventspils Augstskola maintains thirteenth position with 13-1 record. Loser DSN/SB keeps the fourteenth place with four games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
VeA: R.Krumins 19+7reb, V.Mikulskiy 16+4reb+5ast, D.Vikentsyeu 16+5reb+1ast, K.Purplevics 13+3reb+7ast, O.Gorbants 11+3reb+5ast, K.Berzins 7+2reb
DSN/SB: N.Salenieks 18+2reb+1ast, K.Salmins 13+5reb, J.Gertners 12+10reb+2ast, E.Barbejs 10+7reb+5ast, V.Mikelsons 5, R.Ozolins 3+1reb
gschID: 530281


Turiba - ViA 94-76

The game between Top Four teams took place in Turiba. Top-ranked host Turiba (17-0) defeated 4th ranked ViA (12-4) 94-76. The game without a history. Turiba led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They also forced 20 ViA turnovers and outrebounded them 43-31 including 28 on the defensive glass. Turiba players were unselfish on offense dishing 27 assists. The winners were led by point guard Elvis Endzels (188-94) who had that evening a double-double by scoring 24 points, 6 rebounds and 17 assists and power forward Rihards Adins (200-94) supported him with 18 points and 7 rebounds (on 8-of-10 shooting from the field). Four Turiba players scored in double figures. Turiba's coach Ziedonis Jansons used entire bench which allowed the starters a little rest for the next games. Even 23 points and 4 assists by center Reinis Ermansons (197-96) did not help to save the game for ViA. Forward Janis Engers (200-95) added 17 points and 6 rebounds. Turiba have an impressive 17-game winning streak. They maintain first position with 17-0 record. ViA at the other side keeps the fourth place with four games lost. Turiba will have a break next round, and it should allow them to practice more before next game. ViA will play at home against Livani (#11) and hopes to get back on the winning track.
Top scorers:
Turiba: E.Endzels 24+6reb+17ast, R.Adins 18+7reb+1ast, D.Muiznieks 17+6reb, A.Ate 14+7reb+5ast, E.Miculis 9+6reb+1ast, A.Blumbergs 7+2reb+1ast
ViA: R.Ermansons 23+3reb+4ast, J.Engers 17+6reb+2ast, K.Dubults 15+7reb, V.Veveris 8+1reb+3ast, R.Mihailovs 5+2reb+1ast, R.Apsitis 4+3reb+6ast
gschID: 530280


Jelgava - Gulbenes Buki 94-84

Very predictable result when fourth ranked Jelgava (13-4) defeated at home 11th ranked Gulbenes Buki (1-14) 94-84 on Tuesday. The game was mostly controlled by Jelgava. Gulbenes Buki was better in third quarter 19-17. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. They made 16-of-20 free shots (80.0 percent) during the game. Strangely Gulbenes Buki outrebounded Jelgava 49-30 including a 20-3 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 25 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) who helped to win the game recording 23 points and 5 rebounds and forward Andris Justovics (200-89) who added 19 points during the contest. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. Jelgava's coach used an eleven-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was center Maris Baranovskis (198-79) with a double-double by scoring 30 points and 15 rebounds and center Roberts Mednis (205-89) produced a double-double by scoring 17 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists. Jelgava have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Gulbenes Buki lost seventh consecutive game. They dropped to the twelfth position with 14 games lost. Jelgava will face RTU (#9) in Riga in the next round where they are favorite. Gulbenes Buki's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will face at home their local rival from Riga Marupe.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: E.Krumins 23+5reb+3ast, A.Justovics 19+3reb+2ast, J.Berzins 12+3reb+1ast, G.Justovics 11+6reb+7ast, K.Krumins 11+5ast, R.Elksnis 9+7reb+3ast
Gulbenes Buki: M.Baranovskis 30+15reb, R.Mednis 17+17reb+4ast, M.Panaggio 17+4reb+7ast, M.Petersons 7+3reb, G.Dikis 5+3reb+2ast, M.Freijs 4+3reb
gschID: 530279


VEF skola - Jekabpils II 98-71

Not a big story in a game in Riga where 19th ranked Jekabpils II (3-10) was rolled over by fifteenth ranked VEF skola (8-4) 98-71 on Tuesday. The game without a history. VEF skola led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 52 of its points in the paint compared to Jekabpils II's 26. VEF skola forced 19 Jekabpils II turnovers and outrebounded them 47-36 including 35 on the defensive glass. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Nikolajs Zotovs (182-98) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 7 assists and 4 steals and guard Oskars Hlebovickis (197-0) who added 24 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists during the contest. Four VEF skola players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was guard Matiss Kolesinskis (190-99) with 9 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists and swingman Edijs Stiebrins (190-96) scored 13 points and 4 assists. Since the result was very predictable, it gave the chance for the coaches to test many bench players and allowed the starting five to get some rest. VEF skola have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with DSN/SB. Jekabpils II lost fourth consecutive game. They keep the nineteenth position with ten games lost. VEF skola's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena .
Top scorers:
VEF skola: N.Zotovs 28+4reb+7ast, O.Hlebovickis 24+10reb+5ast, R.Bumeisters 13+7reb+4ast, M.Hudins 10+9reb+2ast, M.Surkulis 8+6reb+3ast, R.Hermanovskis 6+4reb+2ast
Jekabpils II: E.Stiebrins 13+4reb+4ast, R.Avotins 13+6reb+1ast, D.Steinarts 10+2reb+3ast, K.Tumss 10+2reb+1ast, M.Kolesinskis 9+8reb+6ast, A.Grustans 7+5reb+1ast
gschID: 530278


LU/BS Riga - VeA 92-57

The most surprising game was the first loss of Ventspils Augstskola (13-1) on the court of eighteenth ranked LU/BS Riga on Sunday night. Visitors were rolled over by LU/BS Riga 92-57. The game without a history. LU/BS Riga led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They dominated down low during the game scoring 60 of its points in the paint compared to Ventspils Augstskola's 36. LU/BS Riga had a 32-18 advantage in offensive rebounds. They looked well-organized offensively handing out 31 assists comparing to just 8 passes made by Ventspils Augstskola's players. Worth to mention a great performance of guard Davis Klegeris (184-97) who helped to win the game recording 28 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists and center Davids Ozolins (201-98) who added 22 points, 14 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. Four LU/BS Riga players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Kristaps Kilps (189-1) with 14 points and 5 rebounds and guard Kristaps Purplevics (181-98) scored 15 points. Ventspils Augstskola's coach gave up on the game allowing to play ten players seeing no chance for a win. LU/BS Riga have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to sixteenth place. Ventspils Augstskola at the other side keeps the thirteenth position with one game lost. LU/BS Riga are looking forward to face Jekabpils II (#19) at home in the next round. Ventspils Augstskola will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
LU/BS Riga: D.Klegeris 28+8reb+5ast, D.Ozolins 22+14reb+4ast, D.Minajevs 19+8reb+4ast, A.Dambenieks 11+3reb+7ast, A.Putans 7+6reb+7ast, K.Zunda 5+4reb+4ast
VeA: K.Purplevics 15+4reb, K.Kilps 14+5reb+1ast, D.Vikentsyeu 9+6reb+1ast, V.Mikulskiy 8+6reb, R.Lacis 4+3reb, R.Krumins 3+4reb
gschID: 530276


BJBS Riga - VEF skola 75-88

Bottom-ranked BJBS Riga (0-10) is still winless. This time they could not use their home court advantage losing their tenth consecutive match to fifteenth ranked VEF skola (8-4) 88-75 on Sunday evening. The game was mostly controlled by VEF skola. BJBS Riga managed to win fourth quarter 28-24. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. VEF skola dominated down low during the game scoring 54 of its points in the paint compared to BJBS Riga's 28. They outrebounded BJBS Riga 51-32 including a 35-24 advantage in defensive rebounds. It was a great shooting night for VEF skola especially from behind the arc, where they had solid 53.3 percentage. The best player for the winners was guard Oskars Hlebovickis (197-0) who had a double-double by scoring 19 points and 13 rebounds. Point guard Nikolajs Zotovs (182-98) chipped in 22 points and 4 steals. VEF skola's coach let to play all 12 players and allowed the starting five to rest. At the other side the best for losing team was guard Aivars Dambis (183-0) who recorded 19 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals and guard Ingus Lapans (196-98) added 20 points respectively. Four VEF skola and five BJBS Riga players scored in double figures. VEF skola have a solid three-game winning streak. They moved-up to fourteenth place, which they share with DSN/SB. Loser BJBS Riga still closes the standings with ten games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
VEF skola: N.Zotovs 22+2reb+2ast, O.Hlebovickis 19+13reb+2ast, M.Surkulis 17+7reb+1ast, R.Hermanovskis 15+5reb+1ast, M.Hudins 5+6reb+2ast, N.Linis 4+4reb
BJBS Riga: I.Lapans 20+2reb+2ast, A.Dambis 19+9reb+5ast, R.Blankveins 13+5reb+5ast, J.Veldre 11+4reb+1ast, D.Bigestans 10+9reb+1ast, I.Dronka 2+2ast
gschID: 530277


ViA - Marupe 70-64

The game between closely ranked teams ended with fourth ranked ViA's (12-4) home victory over 5th ranked Marupe (9-8) 70-64 on Friday. The hosts trailed by 3 points after three quarters before their 23-14 charge, which allowed them to win the game. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Klavs Dubults (198-96) who helped to win the game recording 19 points and 9 rebounds and point guard Valters Veveris (188-0) who added 14 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was forward Armands Senkans (200-90) with a double-double by scoring 23 points, 10 rebounds and 4 assists and forward Nauris Metnieks (196-86) produced a double-double by scoring 11 points, 13 rebounds and 4 assists. ViA maintains fourth position with 12-4 record. Loser Marupe keeps the fifth place with eight games lost. ViA will face Livani (#11) at home in the next round and are hoping to win another game. Marupe's supporters look forward to an exciting derby game next round, where their team will travel locally in Riga to the arena Gulbenes Buki.
Top scorers:
ViA: K.Dubults 19+9reb+1ast, V.Veveris 14+5reb+4ast, J.Engers 11+7reb+3ast, E.Ivanovs 9+2reb+1ast, O.Grinbergs 8+3reb+2ast, R.Apsitis 7+2reb+4ast
Marupe: A.Senkans 23+10reb+4ast, N.Metnieks 11+13reb+4ast, A.Kramins 11+1reb+1ast, O.Polis 9+5reb+1ast, J.Dulevskis 6+2reb+1ast, K.Vecens 4+4reb+5ast
gschID: 530272


Livani - Jelgava 76-96

There was no surprise when 11th ranked Livani (1-13) was outplayed at home by fourth ranked Jelgava (13-4) 96-76 on Friday. The game without a history. Jelgava led from the first minutes and controlled entire game increasing their lead in each quarter. They made 24-of-26 free shots (92.3 percent) during the game. Jelgava looked well-organized offensively handing out 24 assists. Livani was plagued by 26 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of center Ronalds Elksnis (203-92, college: John Brown) who helped to win the game recording a double-double by scoring 24 points and 10 rebounds (went 8 for 8 at the free throw line) and swingman Edgars Krumins (194-86) who added 13 points, 8 rebounds and 10 assists during the contest. Four Jelgava players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was forward Eduards Viksna (198-93) with 18 points and 6 rebounds (went 10 for 10 at the free throw line !!!) and guard Daumants Pabrieza (183-87) scored 17 points and 5 rebounds. Livani's coach Edgars Cimars rotated ten players seeing no chance for a win. Jelgava have an impressive seven-game winning streak. They moved-up to third place. Livani lost third consecutive game. They keep the eleventh position with 13 games lost. Jelgava will face RTU (#9) in Riga in the next round where they are favorite. Livani will play on the road against ViA in Valmiera and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Jelgava: R.Elksnis 24+10reb, J.Berzins 14+2reb+2ast, E.Krumins 13+8reb+10ast, G.Justovics 12+8reb+6ast, J.Atelbauers 9+1reb, K.Krumins 8+3reb+3ast
Livani: E.Viksna 18+6reb+2ast, D.Pabrieza 17+5reb+2ast, A.Strelis 13+8reb+1ast, M.Caune 8+6reb+1ast, J.Zarans 7+5ast, R.Klims 5+2reb+1ast
gschID: 535680


Saldus - Ogre/Kumho Tyre 80-68

An interesting game took place in Saldus where 7th ranked Ogre/Kumho Tyre (8-8) was upset on the court of tenth ranked Saldus (4-14) 80-68 on Friday. The game was mostly controlled by Saldus. Ogre/Kumho Tyre was better in second period 19-11. But it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Saldus forced 20 Ogre/Kumho Tyre turnovers. Ogre/Kumho Tyre was plagued by 25 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Edgars Buikis (180-84) who helped to win the game recording 16 points and 8 assists and center Janis Licitis (200-84) who added 18 points and 7 rebounds during the contest. Four Saldus players scored in double figures. Saldus' coach Edgars Buikis used a ten-player rotation and allowed the starting five to get some rest. The best for the losing side was guard Sandis Bets (194-92) with 14 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals and power forward Janis Lasmanis (199-87) scored 10 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. Saldus maintains tenth position with 4-14 record. Loser Ogre/Kumho Tyre dropped to the sixth place with eight games lost. Both teams do not play next round, which will be an opportunity for some rest.
Top scorers:
Saldus: J.Licitis 18+7reb+2ast, K.Baumanis 16+6reb+2ast, E.Buikis 16+3reb+8ast, R.Smidrins 13+9reb, J.Jurenovskis 7+2reb+1ast, K.Volfmanis 5+1reb+1ast
Ogre/Kumho Tyre: S.Bets 14+9reb+7ast, M.Kokins 11+7reb, J.Lasmanis 10+7reb+4ast, R.Pabrieza 9+4reb+1ast, A.Indrikovs 9+4reb, D.Atelbauers 7+3reb+6ast
gschID: 530273


Kekava - RTU 75-67

No shocking result in a game when second ranked Kekava (15-1) won against at home 9th ranked RTU (4-12) 75-67 on Friday. The hosts took control from the first minutes by winning the initial quarter 18-10. But RTU won second period 20-16. However it was not enough to take a lead and get a victory that evening. Worth to mention a great performance of forward Niks Saknitis (203-92) who helped to win the game recording 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists and guard Modris Gundegs (183-95) who added 7 points, 6 rebounds and 9 assists during the contest. The best for the losing side was power forward Karlis Helmanis (199-97) with 7 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals and guard Nauris Bikovs (183-93) scored 10 points and 4 assists. Kekava have a solid four-game winning streak. Newly promoted Kekava maintains second position with 15-1 record having just 2 victories less than leader Turiba. Loser RTU keeps the ninth place with 12 games lost. Kekava will have a break next round. RTU will play at home against Jelgava (#3) and hope to win that game.
Top scorers:
Kekava: N.Saknitis 23+9reb+4ast, M.Steinbergs 14+2reb+1ast, R.Scerbinskis 10+6reb+1ast, M.Gundegs 7+6reb+9ast, E.Jasuks 6+6reb+1ast, M.Brods 6+3reb
RTU: M.Berzins 13+2reb+1ast, I.Mastins 10+3reb+3ast, N.Bikovs 10+3reb+4ast, R.Anisimovs 9+1reb+1ast, L.Berzins 7+9reb, K.Helmanis 7+12reb+6ast
gschID: 530274


Valmiera/ORDO-2 - Madona 98-90

There was a minor upset when 15th ranked Madona (6-5) was defeated on the road by eighteenth ranked Valmiera/ORDO-2 (6-5) 98-90 on Friday. Valmiera/ORDO-2 forced 22 Madona turnovers. Madona was plagued by 24 personal fouls down the stretch. Worth to mention a great performance of point guard Ojars Berzins (187-1) who helped to win the game recording 30 points and guard Rainers Kalnins (188-99) who added 15 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists during the contest. Four Valmiera/ORDO-2 players scored in double figures. The best for the losing side was American swingman Martin Barrett (196, college: Mount Olive) with 22 points and 7 rebounds and center Emils Petersons (196-99) produced a double-double by scoring 14 points and 15 rebounds. Madona's coach Agnis Bekeris rotated ten players in this game, but that didn't help. Valmiera/ORDO-2 moved-up to seventeenth place, which they share with defeated Madona. Valmiera/ORDO-2 will have a break next round.
Top scorers:
Valmiera/ORDO-2: O.Berzins 30+3reb+1ast, E.Kaufmanis 25+4reb, R.Kalnins 15+7reb+7ast, D.Viksne 15+11reb+3ast, E.Brokans 7+2reb+5ast, M.Jakovels 6+11reb
Madona: M.Barrett 22+7reb+3ast, E.Petersons 14+15reb+1ast, R.Cakstins 11+6reb+2ast, A.Skute 10+3reb+1ast, J.Juska 9+6reb+3ast, D.Tonnis 9+7reb+5ast
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Janis Timma selected the top Latvian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Janis Timma
Janis Timma
   #1. This week's number one is an international small forward Janis Timma (201-92, currently plays in EuroCup). He could not help Zenit (3-3) in their last game. Despite Timma's very good performance Zenit was edged 86-84 on the road by the lower-ranked (#3) Lietuvos rytas. He was the second best scorer with 21 points. Timma also added 5 rebounds in 34 minutes on the court. There are only two games left until the end of the Eurocup Second Stage. So now every game will be critical. Timma has individually a very good year with high stats. He averages: 16.8ppg, 4.7rpg, 3.1apg, 2FGP: 69.2%(36-52), 3FGP: 44.0% and FT: 75.0% in 12 games he played so far. Timma is currently a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Kristaps Porzingis
Kristaps Porzingis
   #2. Second place goes to an international power forward Kristaps Porzingis (221-95, currently plays in NBA). He was not able to help the New York Knicks (23-34) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Porzingis' very good performance the New York Knicks (23-34) were defeated 119-115 in Los Angeles by the Clippers. He was the second best scorer with 27 points. Porzingis also added 6 rebounds. This season Porzingis has very high stats. He averages: 18.5ppg, 7.1rpg, 1.3apg, 1.9bpg, 2FGP: 48.2%, 3FGP: 38.8% and FT: 78.2%. Porzingis is in the roster of the Latvian senior national team.

Dairis Bertans
Dairis Bertans
   #3. The Latvian player who performed third best last week abroad was an international shooting guard Dairis Bertans (194-89, currently plays in Turkey). He led Darussafaka to a victory against the closely-ranked Gaziantep (8-10) 89-85 in the Turkish BSL on Monday night. Bertans scored 12 points, had 7 rebounds and dished 5 assists in 32 minutes. Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (12-6) is placed fifth in the BSL. It's Bertans' first season with the team. This year his overall stats are: 8.6ppg, 1.6rpg, 2.4apg, 2FGP: 48.3%, 3FGP: 33.3% and FT: 87.9% in 14 games. Bertans is also a member of the Latvian senior national team.

Janis Strelnieks
Janis Strelnieks
   #4. Point guard Janis Strelnieks (191-89, currently plays in Germany) was the major contributor in a Brose Baskets' victory against the 11th-ranked Deutsche Bank Skyliners (8-13) 76-57 in the German BBL in Sunday night's game. He recorded 12 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Brose Baskets Bamberg (20-1) is placed second in the BBL. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Strelnieks' total stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.3rpg and 3.5apg. He is also Latvian national team player.

Zanis Peiners
Zanis Peiners
   #5. International swingman Zanis Peiners (203-90, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for PAOK (10-8) in their last game. Despite Peiners' very good performance PAOK lost 79-88 in Patra to the much lower-ranked (#12) Apollon s. He scored 15 points in 26 minutes. Peiners has relatively good stats this year: 11.4ppg, 3.1rpg and 1.7apg in 14 games. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Anzejs Pasecniks
Anzejs Pasecniks
   #6. Center Anzejs Pasecniks (216-95, college: VEF skola, currently plays in Spain) contributed to a Gran Canaria's victory against the second-ranked CB Canarias (15-5) 70-60 in the Spanish Liga Endesa on Saturday night. Pasecniks scored 10 points and grabbed 4 rebounds. Herbalife Gran Canaria (12-8) is placed seventh in the Liga Endesa. Pasecniks' total stats this season are: 7.6ppg and 3.3rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

Rolands Freimanis
Rolands Freimanis
   #7. International power forward Rolands Freimanis (208-88, agency: Alti Sport, currently plays in Turkey) couldn't help Usak Sportlif (5-13) in their last game. Despite Freimanis' very good performance Usak Sportlif lost 84-90 in Ankara to the league outsider (#16) TED Kolejliler. He was the second best scorer with 19 points. Freimanis also added 6 rebounds in 35 minutes. It was Usak Sportlif's third consecutive loss in a row. This year Freimanis has relatively solid stats: 12.8ppg, 4.9rpg and 1.3apg in 18 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

Ojars Silins
Ojars Silins
   #8. Power forward Ojars Silins (203-93, currently plays in Germany) led Telekom Baskets to a victory over one of league's weakest teams SC Rasta Vechta (1-20) 77-70 in the German BBL last Sunday. Silins was MVP of the game. He recorded 16 points. Telekom Baskets Bonn (11-8) is placed seventh in the BBL. Silins' total stats this season are: 9.6ppg, 2.9rpg and 1.1apg. He plays currently for the Latvian national team.

Rolands Smits
Rolands Smits
   #9. International power forward Rolands Smits (207-95, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help one of league's weakest teams Baloncesto Fuenlabrada (9-11) in their game against RETAbet BB (9-10) in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Smits scored 9 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 25 minutes. But Baloncesto Fuenlabrada lost 76-82 in Bilbao to the higher-ranked (#9) RETAbet BB. This year Smits' total stats are: 7.9ppg and 3.6rpg in 20 games. He is also in the roster of the Latvian national team.

Davis Bertans
Davis Bertans
   #10. Forward Davis Bertans (208-92, currently plays in NBA) helped San Antonio Spurs win their game against the Philadelphia 76ers (20-36) 111-103 in the NBA in Wednesday night's game. Bertans scored 9 points. The San Antonio Spurs have quite an impressive 43-13 record this season. Bertans has averaged so far 4.3ppg and 1.4rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Latvian National Team roster.

   #11. Former U20 international small forward Ivars Rihards Zvigurs (198-95, currently plays in Estonia) couldn't help Valga (5-13) in their last game. Despite Zvigurs' very good performance Valga lost 89-99 at home to the higher-ranked (#3) Parnu. He was the second best scorer with 20 points. Zvigurs also added 4 rebounds in 27 minutes. Zvigurs has reliable stats this year: 14.3ppg, 6.1rpg, 1.7apg and 1.4spg in 18 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team two years ago.

   #12. Former international forward Ernests Kalve (200-87, agency: HMS, currently plays in Romania) couldn't help Targu Mures (9-10) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Kalve's very good performance Targu Mures was badly defeated 91-72 on the opponent's court by the one of league's weakest teams Craiova (#10). He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Kalve also added 5 rebounds. Kalve averaged so far 10.5ppg, 4.5rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Latvian national team back in 2010.

   #13. International guard Davis Lejasmeiers (192-91, currently plays in Sweden) was the main 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. Lejasmeiers was the best player in that game. He scored 17 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 37 minutes. Lejasmeiers' stats this year are: 10.2ppg, 2.7rpg and 4.3apg in 19 games. He is also Latvian national team player.

   #14. U18 international power forward Roberts Blumbergs (204-97, currently plays in Czech Republic) couldn't help GBA Sparta (5-13) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Blumbergs' very good performance the second-placed GBA Sparta was defeated 87-80 in Litomerice by the lower-ranked Slavoj BK (#3) in the Places 13-20 group. He was the top scorer with 32 points. Blumbergs also added 7 rebounds. Blumbergs averaged so far 13.9ppg, 8.0rpg, 1.1apg and 1.8bpg. He plays currently for the Latvian U18 national team.

   #15. Former U20 international guard Andris Misters (196-92, currently plays college basketball in the States) helped Jacksonville win their game against the New Jersey Institute of Technology 76-73 in the NCAA on Saturday night. Misters recorded 17 points in 33 minutes. This year Misters averages only 4.0ppg in 21 games. He used to play for the Latvian U20 national team five years ago.

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

   #1. Alvis Eglitis (195-F-85, currently plays in Norway) could not help Asker Aliens (11-13) in their last game on Wednesday. Despite Eglitis' very good performance Asker Aliens was crushed 98-77 at home by the higher-ranked Centrum (#4). He recorded a double-double by scoring 15 points and getting 19 rebounds. There are only three games left until the end of the Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Eglitis is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fourth year in Asker Aliens' roster. Eglitis has averaged so far 9.8ppg, 10.5rpg, 1.5apg and 1.6spg.

   #2. Rihards Sulcs (191-F-87, currently plays in United Kingdom) was not able to help one of league's weakest teams Dragons (10-9) in their last game on Sunday. Despite his good performance Dragons was crushed 108-85 on the road by the higher-ranked Reading Rockets (#6). Sulcs scored 13 points. Sulcs is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his sixth year in Dragons' roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Sulcs averages: 18.6ppg, 7.0rpg, 3.9apg and 2.4spg.

   #3. Aksels Skaistlauks (195-SG-97, currently plays in Germany) was not able to secure a victory for Tuebingen II (7-12) in their game against Limburg (14-5) in the German Regionalliga (fourth division), despite his good performance last Saturday. He scored 11 points and had 3 steals in 23 minutes. But Tuebingen II (#10) lost 68-75 on the opponent's court to the second-ranked Limburg in the South-West group. Skaistlauks has averaged so far 5.8ppg and 1.4rpg in 18 games he played so far.



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Standings - Division A

Pepsi LBL Standings
 1. Homenetmen 11-1 
 2. Byblos 10-2 
 3. Al Riyadi 9-3 
 4. Louaize 6-6 
 5. Moutahed 6-6 
 6. Tadamon 5-6 
 7. Sagesse 4-8 
 8. Champville 3-8 
 9. Mayrouba 3-9 
 10. Hoops 2-10 

Regular Season: Round 12

Feb. 16: Byblos - Mayrouba 96-81
Feb. 12: Hoops - Sagesse 93-88
Feb. 15: Homenetmen - Moutahed 86-72
Feb. 11: Al Riyadi - Louaize 118-69
Feb. 17: Champville - Tadamon


Marinos tab Darrius Garrett, ex Hoops - by Eurobasket News

Marinos de Anzoategui (LPB) inked 27-year old American center Darrius Garrett (206-96kg-90, college: Richmond). He started the season at Hoops in Lebanese Pepsi LBL. In 11 games he averaged 14.3ppg, 11.9rpg and 2.5bpg this season. The last season Garrett was tested by Stal Ostrow Wlkp. in Polish TBL where in four games he had 9.3ppg, 5.3rpg, 1.5apg and 2.5bpg.
Among other achievements his team was regular season runner-up in Swiss LNA in 2013. Garrett received also Eurobasket.com All-Swiss LNA Defensive Player of the Year award back in 2013.
He is a very experienced player. Garrett has played also professionally in Greece (Koroivos and Nea Kifisia), Italy (Vanoli Cremona), Turkey (Afyon Bld) and Switzerland (Fribourg).
He attended University of Richmond until 2012 and it is his fifth season in pro basketball.
Garrett's game is described as: A very good low post operator, who has great leaping ability and athleticism. His career figures show that he is a true intimidator inside, great shot blocker and defender.

By Eurobasket Data Center

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Standings - NKL

NKL Standings
Places 1-7
 1. Suduva-Mantinga 28-6 
 2. Nafta-Uni. 25-10 
 3. Telsiai 22-14 
 4. Rasai 21-14 
 5. Perlas-MRU 19-15 
 6. Silute 18-17 
 7. Vytis 17-18 
Places 8-14
 1. Zalgiris II 19-15 
 2. Palanga 16-19 
 3. Delikatesas 14-21 
 4. KTU 13-21 
 5. Mazeikiai 13-21 
 6. Ezerunas-Karys 10-25 
 7. Petrochema 8-27 
Stage One Standings

Second Stage: Round 11

Feb. 16: Rasai - Telsiai 85-79
Feb. 17: Petrochema - Zalgiris II
Feb. 17: Mazeikiai - Palanga
Feb. 17: KTU - Delikatesas
Feb. 17: Vytis - Suduva-Mantinga
Feb. 17: Perlas-MRU - Nafta-Uni.


Gediminas Orelik selected the top Lithuanian playing abroad in last week's games - by Eurobasket Center

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

Gediminas Orelik
Gediminas Orelik
   #1. This week's number one is former international swingman Gediminas Orelik (199-90, currently plays in Turkey). He led Banvit to a victory over the closely-ranked Galatasaray (11-7) 79-64 in the Turkish BSL in Monday night's game. Orelik was MVP of the game. He scored 19 points and grabbed 4 rebounds in 32 minutes on the court. Banvit Basketbol Kulubu (13-5) is placed fourth in the BSL. It's Orelik's first season with the team. Orelik has relatively good stats this year: 14.2ppg, 5.7rpg, 1.6apg, 2FGP: 55.8%(29-52), 3FGP: 42.7% and FT: 79.6% in 18 games he played so far. He played for the Lithuanian senior national team two years ago.

Mantas Kalnietis
Mantas Kalnietis
   #2. Second place goes to an international point guard Mantas Kalnietis (195-86, agency: Players Group, currently plays in Euroleague). Kalnietis could not help Armani Milano (7-15) in their last game on Thursday. Despite his very good performance the 16th-placed Armani Milano (7-15) was defeated 90-86 on the road by the much higher-ranked Anadolu Efes (#8) in the group A of Euroleague. Kalnietis was the second best scorer with 15 points. He also added 4 rebounds. This season Kalnietis averages: 7.4ppg, 2.2rpg, 2.9apg, 3FGP: 39.3% and FT: 65.5%. Ex-B.C. Zalgiris Kaunas player is in the roster of the Lithuanian senior national team.

Michailis Anisimovas
Michailis Anisimovas
   #3. The Lithuanian player who performed third best last week abroad was an experienced former University international center Michailis Anisimovas (214-84, currently plays in Ukraine). He was the major contributor in Budivelnyk's victory against the seventh-ranked Zaporizhya (9-13) 77-75 in the Ukrainian Superleague on Friday night. Anisimovas had a double-double by scoring 18 points and getting 12 rebounds in 31 minutes. Budivelnyk Kyiv (21-2) is placed first in the Superleague. It was his team's 13th consecutive victory in a row. This year Anisimovas has relatively solid stats: 11.8ppg, 5.8rpg, 1.9apg, 2FGP: 58.9%(109-185) and FT: 76.2% in 24 games. He has a dual citizenship: Lithuanian and Ukrainian. Former BC Siauliai starter played for the Lithuanian university national team ten years ago.

Jonas Maciulis
Jonas Maciulis
   #4. Swingman Jonas Maciulis (198-85, currently plays in Euroleague) contributed to a Real Madrid's victory against the 14th-ranked Unics Kazan (7-15) 81-77 in the Euroleague in Thursday night's game. Maciulis recorded 8 points. Real Madrid (17-5) is placed first in group A. It was his team's eighth consecutive victory in a row. Maciulis' overall stats this season are: 6.7ppg and 2.5rpg. He is also Lithuanian national team player.

Martynas Sajus
Martynas Sajus
   #5. U20 international center Martynas Sajus (208-96, currently plays in Poland) was the main contributor in Polpharma's victory against one of league's weakest teams TBV Start (4-16) 85-70 in the Polish PLK last Thursday. Sajus was the best player in that game. He had a double-double by scoring 20 points and getting 10 rebounds. Sajus also added 3 blocks in 29 minutes. Polpharma Starogard Gdanski (10-10) is placed 12th in the PLK. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. This year Sajus' overall stats are: 9.9ppg, 6.2rpg and 1.1bpg in 18 games. He plays currently for the Lithuanian U20 national team.

Jonas Valanciunas
Jonas Valanciunas
   #6. Center Jonas Valanciunas (213-92, currently plays in NBA) was not able to help the Toronto Raptors (33-24) in their last game on Sunday. Despite Valanciunas' very good performance the Toronto Raptors (33-24) were edged 102-101 in Detroit by the Pistons. He was the second best scorer with 17 points. Valanciunas also added 9 rebounds. Valanciunas is one of the most experienced players in a team as it's his fifth year in Raptors' roster. He has individually a very good season with high stats. Valanciunas averages: 12.4ppg and 9.9rpg. He is an international player who is currently on the senior Lithuanian National Team roster.

Tautvydas Lydeka
Tautvydas Lydeka
   #7. Former international center Tautvydas Lydeka (208-83, currently plays in Italy) helped Banco di Srd win their game against the 13th-ranked AV Cantu (7-12) 80-65 in the Italian Serie A last Sunday. Lydeka recorded 7 points and grabbed 6 rebounds. Banco di Sardegna Sassari (11-8) is placed fourth in the Serie A. Lydeka's total stats this season are: 6.6ppg, 4.8rpg and 1.1apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian national team eleven years ago.

Mantas Cesnauskis
Mantas Cesnauskis
   #8. Guard Mantas Cesnauskis (189-81, currently plays in Poland) helped Energa Czarni win their game against one of league's weakest teams TBV Start (4-16) crushing them 89-58 in the Polish PLK on Sunday night. Cesnauskis was the top player that evening. He recorded 16 points in 28 minutes. Energa Czarni Slupsk (11-9) is placed ninth in the PLK. It was his team's fourth consecutive victory in a row. This year Cesnauskis' total stats are: 9.3ppg, 2.8rpg and 1.3apg in 19 games. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2000.

Dovydas Redikas
Dovydas Redikas
   #9. Former U20 international guard Dovydas Redikas (192-92, currently plays in Greece) was not able to secure a victory for Arkadikos (6-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Redikas' very good performance Arkadikos was defeated 70-64 in Thessaloniki by the much higher-ranked Iraklis (#3). He was the top scorer with 24 points. Redikas also added 7 rebounds. This season Redikas has very high stats. He averages: 16.3ppg, 4.7rpg, 4.4apg and 1.2spg. Redikas used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team five years ago.

Giedrius Staniulis
Giedrius Staniulis
   #10. Power forward Giedrius Staniulis (205-91, currently plays in France) helped Souffelweyersheim edge the 11th-ranked Union Rennes (10-13) 82-81 in the French NM1 (third division) last Saturday. He was the top player that evening. Staniulis scored 20 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished 4 assists in 37 minutes. BC Souffelweyersheim (17-6) is placed second in the NM1. Staniulis has reliable stats this year: 12.8ppg, 9.0rpg, 2.1apg and 1.1spg in 21 games. He is a former U20 international player as six years ago he still played for the Lithuanian national team.

   #11. Former U20 international power forward Gilvydas Biruta (203-91, college: Rhode Island, currently plays in Greece) couldn't help Aiolos Trikallon (7-11) in their last game on Saturday. Despite Biruta's very good performance Aiolos Trikallon was defeated 87-82 in Athens by the much higher-ranked AEK Athens (#3). He scored 15 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and dished 4 assists. Biruta averaged so far 10.4ppg, 6.5rpg and 1.4apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team six years ago.

   #12. Former U20 international swingman Edvinas Seskus (196-95, also represented by Players Group, currently plays in Estonia) helped Parnu win their game against the fifth-ranked TTU 76-67 in the Estonian Alexela KML in Tuesday night's game. Seskus scored 18 points and grabbed 7 rebounds in 35 minutes. Seskus' stats this year are: 13.7ppg, 4.5rpg, 2.5apg and 1.4spg in 20 games. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team back in 2015.

   #13. Former U20 international forward Edgaras Zelionis (207-89, currently plays in Latvia) helped Ventspils win their game against the seventh-ranked Liepaja/Triobet 96-86 in the Latvian LBL last Wednesday. Zelionis recorded 9 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Zelionis averaged so far 11.6ppg, 5.3rpg and 1.6apg. He used to play for the Lithuanian U20 national team eight years ago.

   #14. Former University international center Adomas Drungilas (203-90, currently plays in Hungary) couldn't help ZTE KK (11-7) in their last game. Despite Drungilas' very good performance ZTE KK was edged 88-85 at home by the higher-ranked (#3) Kormend. He was the second best scorer with 18 points. Drungilas also added 4 rebounds and dished 3 assists in 24 minutes. Drungilas averaged so far 14.5ppg, 7.3rpg and 1.4apg in 17 games. He used to play for the Lithuanian university national team back in 2013.

   #15. International forward Marius Grigonis (198-94, currently plays in Spain) couldn't help CB Canarias in their game against Gran Canaria in the Spanish Liga Endesa. Grigonis cannot count Saturday's game as one of the best ones. He scored only 2 points and added 6 assists. His team was defeated 70-60. Grigonis has averaged so far 7.7ppg, 1.5rpg and 2.7apg. He is also in the roster of the Lithuanian national team.

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

   #1. Nik Stauskas (198-SG-93, college: Michigan, currently plays in NBA) led Philadelphia 76ers to a 1-point victory against the Orlando Magic (21-37) 112-111 in the NBA in Thursday night's game. Stauskas recorded 13 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in 28 minutes. The Philadelphia 76ers have 20-36 record this season. It was his team's third consecutive victory in a row. Stauskas has reliable stats this year: 9.0ppg, 2.7rpg and 2.2apg in 54 games he played so far. He has a dual citizenship: Canadian and Lithuanian.

   #2. Experienced Benas Veikalas (192-G-83, college: Metro St., currently plays in Germany) could not help BG Goettingen (14-3) in their last game on Tuesday. Despite Veikalas' very good performance BG Goettingen was defeated 86-71 on the road by the lower-ranked Bayern Muenchen (#3). He was the top scorer with 16 points. Veikalas also added 3 passes. Veikalas averaged so far 10.9ppg, 3.3rpg and 2.3apg.

   #3. Vytautas Kamarunas (178-PG-89, currently plays in Belarus) was not able to help COR-Borisfen in their game against Impuls BGUIR (14-10) in the Belarusian Premier League. He scored 6 points and added 8 passes in 23 minutes. COR-Borisfen lost 82-90 at home to the lower-ranked (#5) Impuls BGUIR. It was COR-Borisfen's first loss after six consecutive victories. Kamarunas averaged so far 14.9ppg, 2.7rpg, 5.5apg and 1.9spg in 17 games.

   #4. Rokas Paulauskas (203-F, currently plays in NCAA2) led Missouri S&T to a victory against the McKendree University 102-88 in the NCAA2 last Saturday. He recorded a double-double by scoring 19 points and getting 10 rebounds. Paulauskas also added 4 blocks. The Missouri S&T has rather weak 3-9 record this season. There are only three games left until the end of the NCAA2 Regular Season. So now every game will be critical. Paulauskas has averaged so far 9.4ppg and 7.3rpg.

   #5. Paulius Satkus (203-F-94, currently plays college basketball in the States) contributed to JMU's surprising victory against the College of William & Mary 95-92 in the NCAA last Thursday. He scored 14 points and grabbed 8 rebounds in 21 minutes. The James Madison University has 5-9 conference record this season.